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Taxing times! Prices up across board as VAT rises EXTRA VAT woe will face millions of families throughout Spain from this weekend. From Saturday, prices across the board will rise with the standard rate of IVA - the 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. • No escape - Page 6


Summer jobs ALMOST 5,000 more people left Malaga’s jobless ranks in July.

Russian alert LABOUR UNIONS and Costa del Sol businesspeople want Russian tourist markets more aggressively targeted.


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Police probe possible gang link to shooting By Nicole Hallett and Daphne Hilarides POLICE believe a bar shooting in Benalmadena may be gang related. Irishman Michael Joseph O’Driscoll was recovering in Malaga University Hospital this week after being shot in the shoulder. A waitress - who asked not to be identified claimed yesterday (Wednesday) that O’Driscoll, wearing a blue

CRIME SCENE: The Irish bar where the victim was shot. track-suit and cap, ran into Keogh’s Pub on Avenida

Gamonal in Arroyo de Miel, Benalmadena, at around

Marbella crafts market ‘not fair’ BUSINESS-OWNERS in central Marbella are complaining that streets are empty thanks to the crafts market near the harbour, in a letter to Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz.

Meanwhile, the association of Puerto Deportivo business-owners argue that the stands in the port, which sell everything from costume jewellery to clothes, are promoting the area.

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3am on Sunday morning. He appeared to be being chased by a man in a balaclava, who after the shooting inside the bar fled the scene. All the other bars in the area had already closed at about 2am. Irish police are cooperating with Spanish officers to determine if the shooting was gang-related, and to see if the victim might be involved in lowrank mob activities. O’Driscoll’s father was stabbed to death in gang violence in 1991 while his brother Thomas has been dubbed the ‘unluckiest criminal’ for his long police record and accidents that have put him twice into a wheelchair.

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The right line LOCAL trains are being used by 6.3 per cent more passengers than a year ago, the Ministry of Public Works has reported.

Socially aware YOUNG people from Italy, Poland and Portugal will join local teenagers in a course to raise awareness about using social networks responsibly, organised by Arrabal-AID Association in Malaga.

1,000 more ALMOST 11,000 plants have been donated by the the provincial government nursery to 55 towns in Malaga, approximately 1,000 more than last year.

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Two get life for Mijas teenage killing TWO men have started life jail terms for murdering a teenage Finnish girl in Mijas. Finns Joona Mikael Hasselqvistin, aged 19, and Joel Aarne Esaias Lilon, 21, were sentenced by a Finnish court over the murder of 18-year-old Jenna Lepomäki who they originally intended to lead into prostitution after paying for her air ticket to the Costa del Sol, but then decided to use her as a cocaine mule instead.

After threatening her, when she refused in June 2011, they stabbed and strangled her, hiding the body before trying to burn and dismember it. They then abandoned the remains at the Mijas property where Hasselqvistin lived. The court heard the two accused returned to Finland separately, but were

arrested after Jenna’s body was found in Mijas last October 6. They had earlier tried to cover their tracks by reserving Jenna a return ticket to Finland and sending her birthday wishes on Facebook and several text messages.

Auditorium delay AUDITORIUM plans in Antequera have been put on hold so that urgent police station renovation work can begin, town hall officials have said.

Jobs saved TWO hundred and fifty job losses have been avoided by a taxi-driver voting assembly blockage of a licence reduction scheme, designed to improve earnings.

Company sued THE company Rental Luxury Suites Guadalpin SL is being accused of allegedly renting apartments in Guadalpin without a permit.

Tourist award THE owner of the Doncella Beach complex in Estepona is to receive an award for his tourism work in Estepona, stated Tourism Councillor Marina Segovia. IN SPAIN: The Blairs, Cleggs and Camerons (clockwise from top left) and their chosen destinations.

Forget politics, it’s holiday time


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.

Star-studded Costa del Sol THE second Costa del Sol Basketball Tournament begins today (Thursday) in Fuengirola. Three internationally acclaimed teams will dispute the trophy in this three match event which will end on Saturday, September 1. The local Unicaja team will kick off the tournament in a match against the Croatian Cibona Zagreb at the Juan Gomez Juanito Pavilion. The match between Real Madrid and Cibona in Villanueva de Algaidas tomorrow has riled basketball fans due to the presence of the Spanish team’s popular player, Rudy Fernandez. The tournament finale will take place in Antequera on Saturday, with the much-awaited Unicaja-Real Madrid match.

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THREE firms have submitted plans to develop the Los Pedregales tourist complex to Estepona Tourism Department.

MANILVA’S television and radio company will be dissolved in December, with employees switching to the government team on the same salaries, said Mayor Antonia Muñoz.

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A NEW bus service connecting Motril, Almuñecar, Salobreña, Nerja, Torroz, Caleta de Velez and Torre del Mar with Malaga airport has been started.

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TWO HUNDRED people are to be hired by Mijas Town Hall for six months to care for the surrounding mountain area and raise environmental awareness.

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WITH 18-carat gold now selling for €28 a gramme, the number of gold dealers has quadrupled.


‘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.

Quite a catch in Mallorca THE possible leader of the ‘Malaga Clan’ airport pickpocket gang - thought to be responsible for stealing items worth €42,000 has been arrested at Son San Joan airport in Mallorca.

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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.

€1,500 race A CHARITY race organised by the Mijas non-profit organisations Tierra de Amani and Club de los Leones raised €1,500 for healthcare and education in Moshi, Tanzania.

VAT rise MANY businesses will pay the planned VAT rises themselves to retain sales, Malaga Business Owner Federation predicts.

No offence A MAN was acquitted by Malaga Provincial Court after he was accused of a personal offence against his daughter when he had allegedly failed to pick her up in accordance with his joint custody agreement.

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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Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Distracted drivers

DISTINCTIVE: The missing man Paul Scott has a tattoo of 11 stars on his right arm from his wrist to his shoulder.

Hunt goes on for man and €30,000

By Nicole Hallett POLICE in Spain are continuing the search for a British expatriate missing for more than 10 days, along with €30,000 in cash. Interpol has also been alerted with border crossings keeping a watch for 28year-old Paul Scott. The Manchester United fan had been a crew member on board the yacht the money went missing from for six months. He was one of four crew aboard the British-flagged yacht hired privately by passengers to take them from Ibiza to Moraira, north of Alicante on the Costa

Blanca. After dropping off the passengers the yacht docked overnight in Denia, near Moraira. It was after a night out in Benidorm that it was discovered the money and other items were missing from the safe and there was no sign of Scott. Paul has a distinctive tattoo of 11 stars from his wrist to his shoulder, standing for Manchester United Premiership wins, according to Ruth Cherrett, wife of the captain of the yacht, who added: “We had worked with him for six months and he is a really nice guy. We are devastated.”

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 at the Court of Appeal.

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ESTEPONA BURNS: Fire-fighters’ first priority was to protect the homes and people.

600 flee Estepona blaze

SIX HUNDRED people were evacuated from their homes and hotels and the A-7 motorway was cut off by a raging blaze near Estepona. The fire, which broke out in scrubland between Estepona Golf and Urbanisation Valle Romano, was reported at 1.50pm on Saturday. Due to its proximity to a residential area, fire-fighters’ first priority was to protect the homes and people.


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A stretch of the A-7 by kilometre 152 was cut off for more than an hour, during which time traffic was diverted. The fire was stabilised by 9.20pm and under control by midnight the same day with no injuries reported. It burnt around 85 hectares of land. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire. Meanwhile, Spain is suffering its worst summer for wildfires in the last decade, with blazes across the country, as reported in last week’s paper.

On the same day as the Estepona fire, a whole village in the Almeria Province was evacuated on Saturday night after a devastating blaze broke out earlier that morning on a pine tree covered hillside by Bedar. It took fire-fighters - with the help of a military emergency response team - more than 24 hours to extinguish the blaze with residents only allowed back to their homes Sunday afternoon. It is believed the Bedar fire was started intentionally.




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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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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!

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

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.

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VALON, a leading provider of funeral plans, has opened a new office on the Costa del Sol, initially creating 20 new jobs in the local area, with more to follow in the coming months. The new office is the company’s second in mainland Spain and is designed to fulfil an important role in the company’s European expansion planning, supporting Avalon’s regional sales and administration function as well as developing business in Southern Spain. The two Spanish offices complement Avalon’s presence in Manchester and London. Tim Skilton, Operations Manager of Avalon CDS, commented: “I’m excited to be heading up the new operations in Malaga, Costa del Sol, as part of Avalon’s impressive growth of 150%. I am looking forward to

NEW OFFICE: Avalon creating 20 new jobs with more to come. growing the Costa del Sol business and addressing the concerns of the expatriates living in this area.” Avalon was founded over 20 years ago to provide a unique, transparent and affordable funeral plan and this launch will provide access to Avalon’s products on the Costa del Sol, in addition to other areas in Spain. Today, the average cost of a

basic funeral is €4,000, so it’s very important that people start to make arrangements early, as part of an astute overall financial strategy. Especially with regard to the imminent Spanish IVA increase from 8% to 21%. The latest update on the Spanish Government website states that as part of the increase in the IVA rate, certain products and services that were taxed at a

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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

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

Top Spanish puts EWN in ‘

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


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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.

paper El Pais the headlines Anything more? “We are permanently in touch 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 wide-ranging 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. 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,

‘Discovering a newspaper that earns money in the Western World is, it seems, harder than finding an admired politician in Spain.’

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. The tourism industry 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 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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Two mummified bodies found TWO mummified bodies have been found in the space of one week in Malaga. The first body, of a 39-year-old woman, was found last week at her home in Marbella. The second, belonging to a 56year-old man, was found in Alora. Neither body showed signs of foul play, although forensic experts are working to establish the cause of death, according to police sources

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Appeal denied A MIJAS couple who were ordered to pay compensation to a taxi driver whom they attacked and accused of trying to rape the woman in 2011 have lost their appeal against the sentence.


Hash growers TWO men face charges for cultivating 14 marihuana plants at their homes in Mijas.

Man stabbed

Jewel theft

‘Magic’ trickster

THREE people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Ayala Street, Malaga.

THREE masked robbers stole several items from the Orosur II jewellery shop in Fuengirola.

Stolen gems

Inmate bites

A WOMAN with 160 previous police reports under 41 false names was arrested in Torremolinos for using a ‘magic’ scam to steal from businesses.

A PAWN SHOP owner, another man and a minor have been arrested in Malaga for allegedly running a stolen jewellery network.

A FEMALE inmate attacked and bit three prison workers as she was being taken to the medical unit at Alhaurin de la Torre prison.

Illegal sale TWO men were sent to prison for three years for illegally selling 16 homes in Malaga.

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Unsolicited phone calls ‘annoy much more than junk emails’ PEOPLE find unsolicited phone almost twice as irritating as emails and letters. This is shown in statistics of the 223,134 people in Spain who have registered with the Lista Robinson. This is a list of consumers who have registered, via the internet, to opt out of receiving unsolicited marketing phone calls or communications. Of those registered, 177,067 specified that they do not want marketing phone calls, either on their landlines or mobiles. A further 98,566 requested a block on postal marketing, 93,658 on text messages and 89,388 on emails. These figures prove phone calls are the greatest irritant, said the list’s legal adviser, Sol Mestre. The Lista Robinson appeared in Madrid in June, 2009, presented by

SO ANNOYING: Cold calls by aggressive telemarketing companies. the data protection agency, AEPD, and must be consulted by companies in compliance with Spain’s data protection laws. All on the list must be excluded from company marketing strategies. Madrid and Barcelona have more residents

registered than other Spanish cities, and interestingly women outnumber men by 53 to 47 per cent. Anyone can register free with Lista Robinson, indicating which marketing channel or channels they wish to block.

A rise in the number of new registrations always coincides with the onset of aggressive telephone marketing campaigns, Mestre said. “People do not want to be bothered by calls at inconvenient times that intrude on their lives,

offering something they have not requested.” If unsolicited calls do not cease within three months, subscribers can lodge a formal complaint with Spain’s Agencia de Proteccion de Datos and firms can face fines of up to €60,000.

Store must name top spend clients EL CORTE INGLES has lost its fight to keep top customers’ credit card purchases a secret. The famous store chain is to be forced to reveal client information to the Spanish Treasury following a National Court Order that it must provide personal or company information on its best clients. All clients who spend more than €30,000 a year with the chain’s popular shopping cards will soon be investigated by the AntiFraud Office. The court order will affect both Spanish and foreign clients, and will reveal the bank with which they made the card payments, even if the bank is abroad. El Corte Ingles initially rejected the Treasury’s order saying it was not ‘relevant’ for the administration, but the Supreme Court has backed the National Court, allowing the Treasury access to any financial information it may require.

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High-flying granny praises double rescue by helpful easyJet GRANDMOTHER Jean Leftwick has only skyhigh praise for easyJet after the budget airline twice came to her rescue. Sixty eight year old Jean who lives near Alhaurin el Grande frequently flies to and from Malaga and Liverpool airports with her grandchildren. They live in North West Cheshire with other members of Jean’s family and regularly visit on holiday. A couple of weeks ago after collecting all the left-over holiday spending money following a visit by Daniel, 10, and six-yearold James to her and a friend Julia Holley, she set off to accompany them on the flight back to the UK. But on board with two hungry and thirsty children, she realised she had forgotten her handbag with the money in it. “But the crew could not have been more understanding, giving us drinks and crisps,” said Jean. “I can’t imagine what

SMILING AFTERMATH: Jean Leftwick with her purse now safely back at home. would have happened to us if the easyJet staff had not understood my problems and helped us.” Days later, when returning on an easyJet flight to Spain, after getting home late, she discovered she had left her purse containing cash, bank cards, driving licence, Residencia card and other personal items on the plane. But the following day, after going to the

airport with Julia, within 10 minutes Jean was handed her purse with all its contents. “The airport security officials and the easyJet staff were so polite and reassuring. “I couldn’t believe it,” says Jean. “I was a damsel in distress and twice the airline became knights in shining armour and flew to my rescue. “You hear so many critical stories about

low-cost airlines, but to me easyJet airline staff are just wonderful. And what’s more the airline is always on time, if not early.”


€29,729 pay-out A MAN has been ordered to pay compensation of €29,729.18 to a woman he hit while driving in Marbella. He has also been fined €100.

Sad farewell THE funeral takes place today (Thursday) of Sergio Retamar Marquez, the young Coin man allegedly murdered last month in England.

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Suite del Mar’s Closing Party THE last night of Summer 2012 at Suite del Mar will be celebrated on Saturday, September 1. Enjoy a delectable fusion à la carte dinner under the stars whilst listening to ‘Gitane’ from Café del Mar, followed by a farewell dance, cocktails and party. Gitane was founded in 2000 by Francisco García González, a composer and virtuoso at flamenco guitar. They take inspiration from a mix of musical styles including bossa nova, chill out and electronica to create their unique flamenco fusion sound. The founder of the group has been playing the guitar since he was six years old and started to perform at just 16. He was part of the band Blue Tribe in Dublin where he recorded four albums with Virgin Records. Gitane sold out concerts in Dublin and Belfast and in 2009 and 2011 took part in Oxegen, the most renowned music festival in Ireland, playing alongside superstars like Beyoncé and Coldplay. In 2012 they returned to Andalucia and have already recorded three singles and are playing festivals and venues around the Costa del Sol and Ibiza.

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MC BEACH is the Marbella Club Hotel’s beach restaurant. Decked in a palette of soft whites and blues, it provides a haven for those who want to experience the more serene, relaxed side of Marbella. As the official summer season draws to a close, MC Beach Nights come to an end for another year. The last night for dinner, live music and cool cocktails right on the sand is September 1. It will remain open until September 16 for lazy days on the beach and delicious lunches overlooking the sea. Don’t miss out on enjoying this summer institution before the beach

beds are put away until next year. The restaurant offers an impressive menu of fresh seafood, authentic Andalucian cuisine, delicious salads and meats from the charcoal grill. A few favourites include the Fried Fish ‘Malaguena’ Style with Aioli, Fish and Seafood Paella and Summer Salad with Tuna. Those who wish to try the famous Firewood and Rock Salt Skewers especially love the ‘espeto de sardinas’ and the Gilthead Bream.

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Police hunt for 65-year-old actor missing from La Cala Visiting family of expat ‘worried sick’

By Nicole Hallett A FORMER British actor has been missing since leaving his home in La Cala de Mijas more than a week ago. John Leach, 65, who once starred in the early 1990s’ TV series El Dorado, was last seen walking past the barrier on the N340 - heading out of La Cala in the direction of Fuengirola - by El Sheriff bar sometime between 12.30pm and 1pm on Tuesday August 21. It is believed he may have decided to attend a wake at El Chaparral Golf in a bar called The Hut at 4pm. The day before he had called a few friends to see if they would be going although had not made any plans to get a lift. He was carrying €10 in cash and his mobile phone although there has been no activity on it since August 6, according to a police trace. “He is well known in the community and we have spoken to all his friends and he is not staying with any of them,” said his daughter Jessica Leach. “Since last October he has been ill with a liver problem so in the last 10 months he has not had a drink or gone out of the house other than his daily

visit to Mercadona and a chat with locals before coming back home. “He sticks to this routine, so for him to wander off is a very unusual thing. There is no explanation why this has happened. He has not been apart from my mother in 37 years. He would not just leave. My mother and I are worried sick and having difficulty sleeping. We just hope he is found safe soon.” When Leach left that morning, he was reportedly in good spirits and had told his family he would see them later. A Spanish man reported that he had seen a man answering Leach’s description wearing a grey polo shirt with beige or white three-quarterlength trousers and brown shoes. Police are actively searching for Leach and have been ringing Jessica every few hours to give her updates. Jessica who was in La Cala on holiday visiting her parents has cancelled her return home to stay with her mother.

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Pay-up order PROPERTY and rubbish collection taxes must be paid by September 10, Benahavis Town Hall officials have ruled.

Extra blue ADDITIONAL paidfor ‘blue parking’ space zones are being introduced in the La Malagueta area of Malaga.

Photo deadline ENTRIES for the Brisas de Verano 2012 best summer picture of Estepona can be submitted until September 21.

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MISSING: John Leach disappeared on August 21.

PROJECTS at the Don Miguel and Incosol hotels, and the expansion of La Bajadilla marina, will hopefully provide more local jobs, says Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz.

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Four children left alone in locked shop A CHINESE couple have been arrested in Malaga for allegedly temporarily abandoning their four children aged from one to 11. The children were reportedly left alone, locked in a shop filled with knives and toxic products. Neighbours alerted police after they heard voices from inside the shop and banging on the shutters. Officers initially tried to contact the children’s parents but when this failed, firefighters were brought in to force open the door. Once inside the premises, the officers found the floor littered with clothes, a mattress and excrement. The children’s parents arrived back some 40 minutes later and claimed they had left the children alone so that they could go to the shops.

Would-be serial child abductor deported SPAIN has expelled an African man who tried on three occasions to abduct children. He was arrested for the third and final time last May after he tried to tempt a three-year-old who was

playing in a Malaga street with sweets. Realising what was happening; the child’s grandparents took him home, although the Senegal-born man followed them and tried to snatch the child away.

They reported the incident to the police who located and arrested the would-be abductor. The same man had tried before to entice a child in the same area, a witness later told investigators. The previous night a police patrol had also a seen a man answering the suspect’s description, apparently following a child. When the man’s details were entered on the police database, they found that in April he had been cautioned twice in four days for similar episodes. Following his arrest in Malaga, he was admitted to a hospital psychiatric unit. He was later held BRONZE MEDALLIST: Diver Tom Daley. in Tarifa before being flown to a sunshine break. the Costa Blanca for rest Ghana from Meanwhile, British diver and relaxation following Madrid. Tom Daley chose Altea on his bronze medal success.

Marbella the winning choice for Olympic medal holders AS the Paralympic Games now grab global attention, some of the UK’s Olympians have been relaxing in Marbella following success at the 2012 London Olympics. Cycling gold medallist Dani King chose Marbella for a break away with boyfried Matt Rowe. And the 21-yearold star found she had made a popular sporting choice, with gymnast Louis Smith, winner of a silver medal for Britain, and gymnast bronze colleague Kristian Thomas also deciding on Marbella for


Body brought home AFTER more than a month of waiting, the body of Sergio Retamar Marquez, the 23-year-old Spaniard who was murdered in Bournemouth in the south of England arrived home to Coin yesterday (Wednesday).

Squatters arrive A DOZEN families who claim they have lost their homes and jobs have occupied 12 abandoned homes at a housing complex in Torremolinos.

Forged bills TWO young men were arrested in Malaga for allegedly using counterfeit €50 notes to pay for items they consumed at the feria.

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Tight-lipped Ryanair enrage passengers RYANAIR could face legal proceedings from at least 100 passengers who were stranded for 12 hours on an internal Spanish flight. Police and Guardia Civil officers were called to ease tensions after the flight from Menorca to Madrid was aborted after the crew detected a technical fault. Passengers were returned to the airport building but they claim Ryanair failed to explain what was happening. Tempers flared and ‘scoundrels!’ and ‘hands up, this is a stickup!’ were some of the milder accusations from the 180 people waiting to fly to Madrid. Police and Guardia Civil officers obliged Ryanair staff to stamp and validate passengers’ official complaint forms. They also kept them informed of developments. None of the crew was

NO FAIR AIRLINE: Ryanair later refused to provide its own version of events. willing to explain what the fault consisted of or how the problem would be solved, said one of the passengers afterwards. Declining to give her name, she confirmed that she and approximately 100 others intended to lodge an official complaint against the airline. Ryanair later refused to

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provide its own version of events. The company is currently under investigation by the Spanish authorities regarding three emergency landings made at Valencia airport on July 26. The planes were low on fuel, but had been fuelled

according to European regulations, Ryanair boss O’Leary later said. “Ryanair operates like every other European airline and no-one was in danger,” he insisted. “And although Spain could investigate the company,” it cannot withdraw Ryanair’s licence,” he claimed.

President’s night to remember Frank MIJAS LA CALA LIONS CLUB will hold a cabaret night next month, with some funds going to the Cudeca Foundation. Members and friends gathering at the Mijas Playa Restaurant on September 22 for the President's Cabaret Night will in particular remember the late Frank Bowles who died six months ago. “Frank and his wife Anne joined the Mijas La Cala Lions club in 2004, at the invitation of the club president, in order to integrate the Diabetic Support Group which they had established the previous year into the Lions thereby ensuring its future,” said current Mijas La Cala Lions President Bryan Coventry. “The Mijas La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group has since gone from strength to strength offering both advice and assistance to diabetics along the coast. “Indeed their efforts were rewarded last year with the Lions’ International President’s prestigious Letter of Commendation in recognition of their ‘outstanding achievements among the diabetic community on the Costa del Sol’,” said Bryan. “Frank’s widow Anne remains committed to leading the group thereby ensuring continuity of the service they established together,and is also the Lions’ social secretary.” Frank, former editor of the bi-monthly Costa del Sol Golf News, was Press officer of the Mijas La Cala Lions until he resigned through ill-health in 2010. Founded in 1998, the Mijas La Cala Lions club donated nearly €47,000 to various causes during its last financial year ending June 30. With a current membership of just under 30, it raises money for local, national and international causes through events, and a charity shop staffed by volunteers in La Cala. Tickets priced €40 for the President’s Cabaret Night are available from The Lions Shop, or by phoning 952 493 749 or 647 532 878.

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Blaze threatens village A FOUR-DAY blaze has not only threatened a region with environmental disaster, but a small village with financial ruin. Land-locked Castrocontrigo (Castilla y Leon) in northern Spain on the border of Portugal, has 900 residents, many of them earning a living from collecting resin. But despite the recent efforts of 800 fire-fighters and the emergency services, they saw 10,000 hectares of pinewoods lost to flames, some 40m high. The blaze at its height had a 60km perimeter. Surrounding countryside, with firebreaks and paths carefully tended for generations, is now just ashes, and an overpowering smell of burning resin hangs over the area. “Pine resin is the perfect fuel for flames,” explained one expert called in to help with the emergency. The resin-collecting industry, which had slowly recovered after faltering in the ´80s, is now under threat again, said Castrocontrigo’s Mayor Aureliano Fernandez. The future is uncertain for the families who depend on resin for their income, more so now that the area’s agricultural activity is in decline, he said. Investigations indicate that the fire was started deliberately.

REMAINS FOUND: Ruth and Jose Breton disappeared in October 2011.

Hopes dashed of finding Ruth and Jose alive

FRAGMENTS of charred bone found in the remains of a bonfire belong to Ruth and Jose Breton, police have confirmed. The children, last seen with their father Jose Breton on October 8, 2011, were aged six and two. Analysis by an independent expert, Francisco Exteberria, a professor of Legal and Forensic Medicine, confirmed the bones were those of ‘immature humans’. A still-smouldering bonfire on land at the home of Breton’s parents in Las Quemadillas (Cordoba) was examined two days after the children disappeared. Bones were located at the

time but police pathologists identified them as belonging to rodents. The bonfire used to burn the bodies was constructed with bricks and sheet metal, revealed Jorge Fernandez Diaz, Minister of the Interior, on Monday. The blaze would have reached a temperature of 800ºC and burnt for three hours, explaining why no other remains were present. “Whoever lit the bonfire knew what they were doing,” said the professor. “Most crimes linked to fire are uncovered because people do not know how to burn, this time they did.”

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Any DNA traces would be destroyed in this kind of heat, said Professor Exteberria, who has worked closely with the police on many occasions. With genetic analysis ruled out, he had examined around 200 bone fragments and nine teeth. It was impossible to determine whether Ruth and Jose were still alive when their bodies were burnt. If the police pathologists findings were found to be flawed, he would not apportion blame as it was more important the truth be discovered. Jose Breton, who was being sued for divorce by Ruth and Jose’s mother when they went missing, was remanded in custody last October owing to inconsistencies in his story. Described as ‘cold’ and ‘manipulative’, he has consistently denied involvement in their deaths, although they were staying with him on the day when they allegedly disappeared from a Cordoba park.

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Santander (67 per cent). In descending order, Gijon, Logroño, Vitoria, Albacete, Valladolid, La Coruña and Bilbao all made the top 10 with more than 60 per cent. In Andalucia, 54 per cent of Sevilla residents said they felt safe, as did 54 per cent of Malagueños. Palma de Mallorca and Alicante both did slightly better with 56 per cent. Perhaps surprising to many, only just over half of Barcelona's 1.5 million residents feel totally safe in the city. And in Badalona and Hospitalet – two suburbs – only 47 and 48

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OUTDOOR bars will be allowed in Murcia during this Christmas holiday said the city council. Applications will be accepted from September 17 to October 19.

Boy electrocuted A BOY, aged 11, was electrocuted to death when he tried to turn on a fan immediately after getting out of the kiddie pool at his Los Mateos (Cartagena) home.

La Dorada NERJA’S government team has planned to restore the town’s most visited monument, ‘La Dorada’; the ‘Chanquete’ fishing boat replica honouring the classic television series Verano Azul.

Fire investigation INVESTIGATORS are still trying to find out how the ‘Los Charcones’ fire, which burnt 85 hectares of underbrush over the weekend.

Scuba deaths A SCUBA diver, aged 55, died of a heart attack at Cabo de Palos. Another man, aged 44, drowned in the same place nine days earlier when a panic attack led him to remove his equipment.


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

Political outrage ANDALUCIAN Government delegate Carmen Crespo,


Balcony raids 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. declared she was outraged at the SAT union grocery store robberies, saying they “discredited the citizens of Andalucia” at a recent press conference in Adra.

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 community pulling together and the bravery of the fire crews. • Full story: Bedar blaze – Page 6

100 illegal plants ONE HUNDRED marihuana plants were confiscated at a country house in Huercal-Overa, and two men were arrested.


Korean promotion KOREAN television host Jae Jung Park recorded a travel show reflecting the tourist attractions of

TWO suspects who climbed balconies to gain access to hotel rooms, have been arrested for robberies in Arenal de Llucamajor.

Getting better A STUDY of visits to the Palma city website is being carried out aimed at improving service quality and accessibility.

Quite a catch THE possible leader of the ‘Malaga Clan’ airport pickpocket gang has been arrested at Son San Joan airport.

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Special set price including drinks at the Macarena THE Macarena Restaurant in Fuengirola is now offering a special price on Mondays and Tuesdays. Usually the price for the Rodizio is €22.50, but on Mondays and Tuesdays the price is €29.95 and includes wine, beer and a cocktail in addition to the usual salad buffet, Rodizio and dessert buffet. The Rodizio is a style of restaurant service originating in Brazil.

For a set price, waiters bring up to 20 different cuts of beef, lamb, pork, turkey and chicken that have been spit-roasted to your table and carve it directly onto the plate. Vegetables, beans, rice and potatoes are served intermittently throughout the meal, if diners wish any of these items to be served near the beginning of the meal, it is advisable to ask the waiter.

TAKING PART: Diners are invited to join in with a guided dance.

A pure carnivore’s delight, Rodizio is a tradition that goes back to the 1500’s when the Gauchos would roast their meat on skewers over an open fire on the Brazilian pampas, then pass it around again and again. This tradition has been brought into a modern and exciting setting at the Macarena restaurant located beneath Las Piramides Hotel. One of the highlights of Macarena’s dining experience are the various shows. These include a fire performance, Brazilian martial art form Capoeira mixed with acrobatics as well as Lambada and Samba dancing with two toned women in skimpy The performances start shortly after 9pm. traditional Brazilian carnival costumes. steak, rib-eye steak, medallions of pork Diners are invited to get up to join in a tenderloin and fillet of turkey breast as well guided dance. as a light dessert selection. These performances start shortly after For children there are fish fingers and 9pm with breaks in-between. chicken nuggets, or if they wish to try the For those that do not wish to partake of Rodizio it is €8.50. the Rodizio, Macarena also offers an A la Carte menu. Macarena is located underneath the They serve two types of sole and salmon Piramides Hotel on Calle Heroes de dishes and scampi, beef tenderloin, rump Baler. Call 952 474 714 to reserve a table.

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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


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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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)


Community of Property Owners is a democracy. The problem with this is that a democracy is a do-it-yourself organisation. The members discuss the issues at the AGM and settle disputes by majority vote. The AGM is the supreme authority. In your case, if the elected president fails to carry out his or her assigned duties, you should first make the complaint in writing, directly to the president and also to the assembled members at the AGM. Perhaps you could inform the other members by a circular in mailboxes. Make sure your complaint is on the formal meeting agenda for discussion and vote. This agenda is a serious matter. Only issues which appear on the agenda can be voted upon. Then, the vote of the majority of members requiring the president to fix the street lights should do the trick. If there are even more serious problems, one-fourth of the members, who represent one-fourth of the ‘cuotas’ or community fees, can force the calling of an Extraordinary General Meeting. This meeting might have only one item on the agenda, which would be replacement of the president. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. or call 952 667 090.


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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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£££ 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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Costa del Sol 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


Protecting Your Investments l by Bill Blevins, Financia Correspondent, Blevins Franks

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

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Are you brave enough to ring some changes? HOW do we take control of our finances? 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. 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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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.

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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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EWN COMMENT Pie in the sky

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

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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

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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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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

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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 del Sol 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

IN regards to the ‘Loose Change’ article by Jane Plunkett in the finance section (Issue 1412), while it may be true many people are not sure how much to tip in restaurants and we all have to watch the pennies these days, and that in some places staff may not depend on tips, on the Costa Blanca it is very different. Here many depend on their tips to make ends meet. This is because while they are paid FURTHER to L Grinyer’s letter ‘Travel around the minimum wage - currently Alert’ (Issue 1414), I too had a similar €5.02 an hour - for a 40-hour week, in experience this year at Palma de many cases staff work anything up to 70 hours or more. Even with such poor EWN received a number of letters in reply to Mark from Torrevieja’s letter (Issue 1415) on Spain being pay most are behind the times and the Spanish ‘arrogant’ and ‘lazy’. courteous, professional and fees by 147 per cent? gies for the misunderskilled. If someone leaves their standing. C J Cotrelle, country to improve their family La Nucia (Alicante) WHILE I agree that paperwork WHEN I read Mark’s letter, I felt situation working abroad, how in Spain can take a long time to like burning the paper and quit- dare they say that no one go through the bureaucratic ting my English degree. should give them a chance on process, I think Mark is off the Fortunately, I am a cultivated the basis of their nationality. HAVING read the most insultmark on his vehement dislike person, able to distinguish beWhat if Mark’s parents had ing letter to a complete nation of his Spanish heritage. tween the stupidity of a single found such a discriminatory from a person named Mark, Having lived all over the person and a national stereo- rule when they got to London? may I suggest that he returns IT was good to see world, I do not think the Span- type. What I cannot understand to the UK, or, better still, go to that Benidorm aired ish are any more or less miserThink about the following. on EWN’s part is that a smiley live in an Eastern European on CNBC in the USA able, arrogant, rude, obnoxious Work ethic: a Spanish labour face was put next to the letter. country where he, I am sure, (Costa Blanca North, or lazy than people of other force built the machinery for Sonia Perello, Valencia will be appreciated. Issue 1415). nationalities. the Heathrow Express, as well Editor’s note: The smiley Coincidentally, a study was Regardless of the The national health system in as the Metros of Hong Kong, face or sad face is put on published in the British Press news itself, this Spain far exceeds that of many Washington, Sacramento and articles agreed on or dis- that British workers were the hopefully will put the other countries. Pittsburg. agreed on. In this case he laziest in the world, preferring name in people’s As for siesta, well, not all Healthcare: there are was agreeing with Mike to receive state benefits rather minds when thinking Spaniards take one and it is 800,000 health tourists coming Walsh’s Images of Spain than seeking paid employof a destination and something that is slowly going to Spain each year. article regarding the lack of ment. drive tourism more. out of fashion. Education: was it not the UK understanding of English E V Botting, Mazarron Sarah Simons, Louise Harrow, Mijas Costa which raised university tuition by Spanish people. Apolo(Murcia) Benidorm (Alicante)

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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 ÂŁ800,000 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

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High life


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.










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.



7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Frankenstein's Cat 8:50am Arthur 9:15am Ooglies 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Octonauts 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden In a magical forest, colourful characters have adventures. 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm Coast 1:20pm To Buy or Not to Buy 1:50pm Hotel Reserve 3:15pm The Weakest Link

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

Channel 4

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4:40am 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 The latest national and international news. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote

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

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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

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

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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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Spain - The model of good practice?


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 homeowners. Almost all have access to healthcare and at least 75 per cent are believed to have some sort of steady income. Roma gypsies have melded into Spanish mainstream culture — flamenco dancing and traditional Spanish dress have both been borrowed.


Breaking Views NORA JOHNSON Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers.

While many European countries regard their Roma communities as problems, Spain has embraced its own by giving them rights, celebrating their history and bringing them into the fold. In the final analysis, there are two issues. Firstly, the unrestricted movement of large numbers of people in a system that was designed for freedom of movement in a limited way so social cohesion could be maintained. And, secondly, the so-called ‘inhumane’ treatment of a community regarded as ‘illegal immigrants’. Whatever your views on their ‘inhumane’ treatment, the question as to how social cohesion can be maintained appears to be completely ignored. There are some problems in society that just don’t have a solution. And deporting these people is not one – they’ll simply end up somewhere else – but I really can’t think of an answer either.

Nora Johnson’s thrillers, ‘Soul Stealer’ & ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.

INTEGRATION: Roma gypsies have melded into Spanish mainstream culture.





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5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show. Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 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 Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote Murder mystery series about a sleuthing writer.

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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 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Castle Farm 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 NCIS

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 Hidcote: A Garden for All Seasons 9:00pm Mastermind 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Parade's End 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight

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 UEFA Super Cup Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the UEFA Super Cup between Champions League winners Chelsea and Europa League winners Atletico Madrid at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. 11:10pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:45pm Stay Alive Teen horror

4:25pm Deal or No Deal 5:25pm 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: Athletics, Swimming and Wheelchair Basketball 11:30pm The Last Leg with Adam Hills

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Mrs. Brown’s Boys 10:30pm Comedy series about a loudmouthed Irish matriarch and her family. Baby fever hits the Brown household as a pregnant Maria prepares for motherhood, and Agnes is keen to give her new daughter-in-law her unique brand of advice about raising children.

12:00am The Review Show at the Edinburgh Festival 12:50am Reading Festival 2012 Highlights 2:20am BBC News 4:30am Pages from Ceefax

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm BBC Proms 10:30pm Imagine... 12:00am Paul Simon - Live From Webster Hall, New York 1:00am The BBC One Sessions 1:50am Imagine... 3:20am Paul Simon - Live From Webster Hall, New York 4:25am The BBC One Sessions



7:10am Louie 7:20am Wibbly Pig 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Frankenstein's Cat 8:50am Arthur 9:03am Arthur 9:15am Ooglies 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Octonauts 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden12:30pm BBC World News1:00pm Coast 1:20pm To Buy or Not to Buy 1:50pm The Spiral Staircase 3:15pm The Weakest Link


9:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 10:00pm The Comedy Marathon Spectacular 11:00pm The Tapeface Tapes 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Bad Education 12:30am Family Guy 1:15am The Revolution Will be Televised 1:45am The Comedy Marathon Spectacular 2:45am The Tapeface Tapes 3:15am Bad Education 3:45am The Revolution Will be Televised 4:15am Great Movie Mistakes 5:10am The Batman Shootings

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4:30am 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 3:15pm Escape to the Country


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12:15am Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular 2:15am The Darjeeling Limited 3:50am Mesh Short digital animation from a first time director. 3:55am My Name is Earl 4:15am My Name is Earl 4:35am Happy Endings 5:00am St. Elsewhere 5:45am Deal or No Deal

12:20am The Bachelor 1:20am Cricket on 5 2:15am Super Casino 4:55am Motorsport Mundial 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Wild Vets 7:30am Wild Vets 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 10:00am Oops TV 11:00am Lion Man 11:30am Lion Man 12:00pm Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder 1:50pm Futurama 2:00pm Don't Stop Me Now 3:00pm Raising Hope 3:30pm Raising Hope 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 Raising Hope 9:00pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Trollied 11:00pm A Touch of Cloth

11:30pm The Change-Up 1:25am Dinner for Schmucks 3:25am Analyze That 5:10am Ramona and Beezus

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:15am Love, Wedding, Marriage 8:50am An Invisible Sign 10:35am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 12:25pm Life as We Know it 2:25pm Love, Wedding, Marriage

7:00am The Royal Tenenbaums 9:00am Father of the Bride II 10:50am Sex and the City 2 1:20pm The Change-Up 3:20pm Ramona and Beezus 5:10pm Analyze That 6:50pm Father of the Bride II 8:40pm That's My Boy 9:00pm Sex and the City 2

1:00am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 2:50am Dear Frankie 4:45am The Count of Monte Cristo

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:00am The Mighty Ducks 8:45am I Am Number Four 10:40am Tron Legacy 12:50pm Real Steel 3:00pm Sucker Punch 4:55pm Jaws 2 6:55pm Takers 8:45pm Real Steel 11:00pm Sucker Punch 1:00am Sucker Punch Special 1:20am The Thing 3:20am Johnny Mnemonic


1:00am An Idiot Abroad 2:00am Ross Kemp Middle East 3:00am The Good Guys 3:55am Sun, Sea and A&E 4:45am Caprica 5:35am Airline


4:00pm Eat Pray Love 6:30pm The Karate Kid 9:00pm Life as We Know it 11:00pm How Do You Know


6:00am Roll on Texas Moon 6:55am Gunsmoke 7:55am Maverick 8:55am The Young Lions 12:05pm Gun Glory 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm Maverick

2:25pm Love, Wedding, Marriage

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4:00pm Murder in Three Acts 5:50pm The Furies 7:55pm Monte Walsh 10:00pm Collateral Damage

12:05am Batman Returns 2:50am Teleshopping Shopping from home.

30 August - 5 September 2012

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SOULLESS: Can’t airport designers better accommodate the weary traveller?

Spain’s bureaucracy is like a zoo’s reptile house IT is said that when you enter a hospital you leave your dignity outside; enter an airport and you often leave common sense there with it. We have all endured airport stopovers, especially at night when many flights are curtailed so that nearairport dwellers get their shut-eye. I particularly detest Madrid’s Barajas Airport terminals; soulless, they invented the term. The seats, if you can find one, are not worth the pursuit. Footsore travellers, using their bags as pillows, kip down on the bare marble floors. These unfortunates would be better considered if they found themselves in a refugee camp. Is it not beyond the bovine wit of airport interior designers to provide reasonable space for customers to rest? Times were tough in Britain during the 1920s. Mother told us that her mother’s policy was to padlock the cupboard if you were out of work. It appears the spirit of grandma now hovers over Girona. City hall and supermarkets there and elsewhere are locking street bins to deter scavengers. This is to avoid the ‘humiliating’ scramble for food. Frankly, I think locking these skips, many containing food that is wholesome, but past its sell-by date is humiliating. In Madrid,

EWN 45

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh

foragers can be fined up to €750. Would it not be cheaper to give the poor buggers a little food? Spain’s bureaucracy reminds one of a zoo’s reptile house; there is just the occasional lifting of an eyelid. My friends often summer in Britain as do many others. I must concede that after six rainless months and temperatures stuck in the 30ºC plus region I am looking forward to heading north for a breather. During the British Raj our forbears spent their summers high in the Himalayan foothills where the climate is similar to England’s. I did ask my friends if there was anything else of Britain they missed. They replied, yes, British bureaucracy and helpfulness is a dream compared with Spain’s overstaffed paper chase. Politicians here are savvy enough to know that jettisoned jobsworths won’t vote for them if they are ditched. Democracy does have its shortcomings.


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Ooh er Madame I AM Emma Bovary (which is who I believe probably possesses slightly less dangerous than all the above qualities. I am at being Spartacus). Having just heart an unreconstructed woman. re-read Madame Bovary by Men should not cry or talk about Gustave Flaubert I’ve come to their feelings and yes I know that the above conclusion. that statement is inherently sexist Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an It is eerie how alike we are MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently but if they try it with me I’ll be off (apart from the fact that in the teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers before you can mutter ‘new man’. (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). novel she is known for her Masculinity and confidence turns me beauty and I for my hips); the on, although machismo I’m happy to ennui, the sniping and petty jealousies and the say turns me off. inability to commit to one man. Now Emma Bovary desired a fey, fawning but wealthy Once as a young woman I was accused by an ex man to adore her and keep her in a style to which she felt of having a feet of clay complex, which meant that she deserved. I on the other hand want to be swept off my I coated all my men in gold then stood back feet by a man who knows his own mind (and has a ‘thing’ horrified as the gold fell off to reveal ordinary clay for Telly Tubbies), is buff and brave but doesn’t mind like figures (which actually quite truthfully summed buying roses or earrings and of course must love me up Daniel whose skin resembled plaster of Paris, but totally, never criticise me and stump up for then I’ve always had a soft spot for Goths) and as expensive meals out. All this must be achieved much as I protested at this slur (while edging out of without tears or declarations of love and the door) I had to agree that his evaluation was, in whilst living in a different house, town essence, correct. or preferably country. While believing myself to be a deeply flawed As George Clooney wisely said; human being I refuse to associate with similarly “...instead of figuring out how to make flawed men (another reason I am single). I may look it (a relationship) work, I looked for a like a Telly Tubby but I still believe I’m in with a way to get out of it. The truth is you chance with George Clooney, although knowing me shouldn’t be married if you’re that kind I’d doubtless find fault with him too (OK, yeah, that of person.” was stupid!). I want my men to be strong, fearless, And unfortunately Emma Bovary confident, sensitive and built like brick houses. and I are both that kind of person My ideal man would be a cross between a except I’d never swallow arsenic in mercenary and Mother Teresa with the intelligence case my husband found out about of Einstein (but not the hair) and the face of a Calvin my rabid spending… I’d swallow the Klein model, the one with black hair and a chiselled receipts instead, then disappear. chin coated with stubble (hmm!) or George Clooney But don’t tell anyone.

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CLOONEY: Ticks all the boxes as the perfect man?

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5:05am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am CITV 9:25am Saturday Cookbook 10:25am ITV News National and international news including breaking news as it happens, business updates, sports results and weather summaries10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm The Real Housewives of New York City 1:20pm The Real Housewives of New York City 2:15pm ITV News and Weather 2:25pm Countrywise 2:50pm Dennis The American comic strip character comes to life in this comedy about a troublesome six-year-old who is the bane of adults everywhere.

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12:30am The Football League Show Highlights from the day's Football League games. 1:50am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:55am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:10am The Batman Shootings 8:00pm Great TV Mistakes 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Live at the Apollo 11:00pm Russell Kane 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:00am Wilfred 2:20am The Comedy Marathon Spectacular 3:20am Live at the Apollo 4:20am The Revolution Will be Televised

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4:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Football Focus A look ahead to this weekends football action with interviews, expert opinions and highlights. 1:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 1:05pm Regional News All the latest local news. 1:08pm Weather The latest weather information. 1:10pm F1 the Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying 3:30pm Triathlon



7:20am Wibbly Pig

4:00pm Ensign Pulver 5:40pm Coast 6:10pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 6:55pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:55pm Dad's Army 8:30pm Proms 2012 On Broadway with the John Wilson Orchestra. 10:30pm The Culture Show Topical magazine programme which features the best arts and culture stories of the last week. 11:35pm TOTP2 Schooldays Top of The Pops music show. 12:35am Soulboy 1:50am Dead Ringers 3:40am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4 8:00pm Africa's Magnificent Beasts 9:00pm She-Wolves: England's Early Queens 10:00pm Inspector Montalbano 11:40pm Doctors in the Death Zone 12:40am 20th Century Battlefields 1:40am Top of the Pops: 1977 2:10am She-Wolves: England's Early Queens 3:10am Africa's Magnificent Beasts The Secret Leopards. Episode 4.

4:35pm Bond: 007 at 50 Never Say Never Again. 6:55pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:10pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:25pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 7:55pm Fool Britannia 8:25pm Red or Black? 9:10pm The X Factor 10:10pm Red or Black? 10:55pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:55pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest 9:10pm news headlines The X Factor and a national ITV weather forecast.

12:10am Pride and Prejudice 2:30am The Store 3:50am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program. 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

Channel 5

5:45am Deal or No Deal Noel Edmonds asks the all-important question as contestants do battle with the Banker in their quest to leave the Dream Factory with ÂŁ250,000. 6:40am Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 7:00am Teleshopping 7:05am Paralympics Tonight 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:15am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:35am Mio Mao 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:15am The Mr. Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:40am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Samurai 11:35am Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:20pm Celebrity Big Brother 1:50pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 2:50pm Mystery Woman: Redemption

7:30pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:00pm Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan present live coverage of the 2012 Paralympics in London. 11:30pm The Last Leg with Adam Hills Adam Hills presents an alternative review of each day at the London 2012 Paralympic Games,.

4:30pm Michael 6:30pm Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 8:15pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 8:20pm NCIS 9:15pm CSI: NY 10:10pm Celebrity Big Brother 11:10pm CSI: Miami

12:15am Cloverfield 1:55am Poetry 4:15am A Film From My Parish 4:25am The Fishmonger 4:30am Happy Endings 4:55am St. Elsewhere 5:40am Deal or No Deal

12:10am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:05am Super Casino 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am Divine Designs 5:50am County Secrets

Satellite channels


9:30am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Lion Man 1:30pm Lion Man 2:00pm Raising Hope 2:30pm Raising Hope 3:00pm Best of Oops TV 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Airplane II: The Sequel 11:40pm Top Ten Show 11:50pm Road Wars 12:50am Squad


1:50am 99 Most Bizarre... 2:50am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 11:20am Cyrus 1:00pm Due Date 2:45pm Brave: Special 3:15pm White Men Can't Jump 5:15pm Just Married 7:00pm Made in Dagenham 9:00pm Cyrus 10:40pm Due Date 12:20am White Men Can't Jump 2:20am Just Married 4:00am Jimmy Hollywood

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:05am Cleopatra 11:10am The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud 12:55pm Footloose Special 1:15pm Burlesque 3:20pm Just Go with it 5:20pm The Death and Life of Charlie St.

Cloud 7:05pm Sweet Home Alabama 9:00pm Burlesque 11:00pm Just Go with it 1:05am The Kids are All Right 3:00am Somewhere

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:30am The Chaperone 9:30am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 10:00am Shanghai Noon 12:00pm Shanghai Knights 2:00pm Killer Elite 4:00pm Colombiana 6:00pm Shanghai Noon 8:00pm Shanghai Knights 10:00pm Killer Elite 12:00am Colombiana 1:50am The One 3:25am Paycheck Techno-expert

TCM 8:20am Gunsmoke 9:20am Norma Rae 11:30am The Champ 1:55pm Monte Walsh 4:00pm Elvis: That's the Way it is 5:50pm The Grapes of Wrath 8:20pm The Savage Guns 10:00pm Posse 12:05am The Specialist 2:10am Posse 4:05am The Specialist


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30 August - 5 September 2012 Costa del Sol OF late, many people I have met have extolled the virtues of seizing the day, or to: “Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last,” as Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius once said. I am all for it - in theory - but first consider the consequences. If today were my last day I would certainly not work, but would rush around like a mad person ensuring that my will was in order, that all proper goodbyes had been said. It would, in a word, be exhausting. Still, I am sure the mantra doesn’t mean it quite so literally, so let’s now assume that we mean to enjoy each day to the ultimate not really knowing it were the last - as if you had a chance of piecing together the best day ever. Paying scant regard to the kids’ inheritance, I would probably spend any saved euros on gathering all my friends together for a massive party, or rent a yacht for that final day, with Champagne on tap and James Blunt serenading me. I would absolutely not bother with my greens for the day, but eat caviar and foie gras (sorry, goose!) and lashings of chocolate truffles. Bedtime would be some diffuse hour because you can sleep when you’re dead, right?

Carpe Diem The elementary flaw with Carpe Diem (a term conjured up by another Roman, Horace) is that for most of us, the next day actually doth cometh - and there will still be bills to pay, kids to be ferried to school and dishes to be washed. None of which are easily manoeuvred with the mother of all hangovers. An obvious omission for the Russian oligarchs who actually do live like this, but then they have probably seized more things than just the day. And if you live each day like that, then surely it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; without sport, salad or sleep, that final day will certainly come round a whole lot sooner. So what people actually mean when they say Carpe Diem, is more like: “Try to have a bit of fun during the daily humdrum, but don’t forget to exercise, eat well and brush your teeth and be sure to get a good night’s sleep. Oh, and achieve at least one important life goal each day between school pick-up and cooking the dinner.” But then, that doesn’t sound nearly as enticing, does it? More like jolly hard work. Bear in mind that old Marcus allegedly popped his Roman clogs

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at the hand of an assassin, according to the blockbuster movie Gladiator and popular folklore, which is not ideal. Apart from the two Roman chaps, it took several centuries and nigh on two millennia for the next significant voice on the subject - Eckhart Tolle who contributed to the debate with his book, ‘The Power of Now’, jampacked with soul searching exercises to be done by the reader: all quite exhausting. Instead, may I suggest a more appropriate Spanified version of the aphorism: “Seize mañana,” which happens to sit particularly well with my own procrastinating tendencies - never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. I knew I was Spanish at heart...

FINAL REQUEST: Champagne on tap and serenaded by James Blunt.

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Channel 4

1:55am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast 8:40am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts.11:00am Sunday Morning Live 12:00pm Country Tracks Travel series celebrating the British countryside. 1:00pm BBC News 1:10pm F1 the Belgian Grand Prix - Highlights

3:40am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Guess with Jess Jess, the black-and-white cat, and his farmyard friends explore the world around them. 7:10am Louie 7:20am Wibbly Pig 7:30am Dipdap 7:35am Chuggington 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Copycats 9:00am Deadly Art 9:15am Paradise Cafe 9:40am Wingin' It 10:00am Who Let the Dogs Out? Wacky dog training talent show presented by Zak George and narrated by Rik Mayall. 10:30am Junior Bake Off Junior baking competition. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Great British Bake Off 1:30pm A Tale of Two Cities 3:25pm Coast A look back at part of an episode of coast. 3:30pm Escape to the Country

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am CITV 9:25am Dinner Date 10:25am ITV News 10:30am House Gift 11:25am There's No Taste Like Home 12:25pm The Hungry Sailors 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm The X Factor 2:35pm Britain Then and Now 3:30pm Columbo

4.00pm - midnight

4:15pm Burghley Horse Trials 2012 6:15pm Oceans 7:15pm Swimming with Crocodiles 8:15pm Richard Hammond's Crash Course 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Toughest Place to be a... 11:00pm Best of Men

5:25pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood. 6:30pm The Talent Show Story 7:25pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:45pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm The Cube 10:00pm The Last Weekend 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:15pm Harry's Mountain Heroes

4:15pm A Question of Sport 4:45pm Ocean Giants Documentary taking a look at whales and dolphins, nature's supreme vocalists. 5:45pm Songs of Praise 6:20pm The Indian Doctor Drama about an Indian doctor who moves to a Welsh mining village in 1963. 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:20pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:25pm Weather 7:30pm Britain's Hidden Heritage 8:30pm Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 9:30pm Inspector George Gently 11:00pm BBC News 11:20pm Regional News 11:23pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2 12:35am In with the Flynns 1:05am The Sky at Night 1:25am Weatherview 1:30am The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World 2:30am Holby City 3:30am Good Cop 4:30am The Riots: In Their Own Words 5:30am BBC News


12:30am The Edge of Love 2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:30am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC’s Teletext service.

8:00pm Himalaya with Michael Palin 9:00pm The Thirties in Colour 10:00pm Creation 11:40pm Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species 12:40am Paul Simon Live at Webster Hall, New York. 1:40am Imagine... 3:10am Himalaya with Michael Palin It's the conclusion of Michael's trek and, in Bhutan, he has one last look at the high Himalaya.

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Channel 5

5:40am Deal or No Deal 6:35am Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 7:00am Teleshopping 7:05am Paralympics Tonight 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:15am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Milkshake Monkey 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:55am Little Princess 9:10am Mio Mao 9:15am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:15am The Mr. Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Samurai 11:35am Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:20pm Celebrity Big Brother 1:15pm The Slipper and the Rose

4:00pm Belle's Magical World 5:50pm The Wizard of Oz 7:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 8:00pm Cricket on 5 8:55pm John Barrowman's Dallas 9:30pm John Barrowman's Dallas 10:00pm Celebrity Big Brother 11:00pm 9/11: Escape From the Impact Zone 11:45pm Reign Over Me


11:35am Batman : The Brave and the Bold

7:30pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:00pm Paralympic Games Tonight 2012: Swimming, Athletics and Wheelchair Basketball It's a huge night of athletics. 11:30pm The Last Leg with Adam Hills

9:00pm Top Gear


8:00pm F1 the Belgian Grand Prix Highlights 9:00pm Great TV Mistakes 9:10pm Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Bad Education 12:15am American Dad! 12:37am American Dad! 1:00am Our War 2:00am The Comedy Marathon Spectacular 3:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:30am Bad Education 4:00am The Comedy Marathon Spectacular

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12:45am Rugby Highlights 1:40am The Store 3:45am British Superbike Highlights 4:35am Motorsport UK All the very latest motor sport action from around Britain. 5:25am ITV Nightscreen

12:15am Submarine 2:05am Water Lilies 3:30am Veronique 3:35am Hollyoaks Omnibus 5:40am Ultimate Frisbee 5:45am St. Elsewhere

2:15am Super Casino 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties.

Satellite Satellitechannels channels SKY1 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Raising Hope 10:00am Best of Oops TV 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Raising Hope 2:00pm Futurama 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm Sinbad

9:00pm Terra Nova 10:00pm Strike Back 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am Emergency with Angela Griffin 2:00am Raising Hope 2:30am 99 Most Bizarre... 3:30am Dog Squad 4:00am Dog Squad 4:30am Airline 5:00am Gadget Geeks

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am Dragnet 7:50am Knucklehead 9:40am Brave: Special 10:10am Father of the Bride 12:00pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1:40pm Bad Teacher 3:25pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 5:10pm That's My Boy 5:30pm Father of the Bride 7:20pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9:00pm Bad Teacher 10:45pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 12:30am The Pool Boys 2:15am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 4:00am Knucklehead 5:45am Death Becomes Her

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Terra Nova 9:00pm

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am The Lost Valentine 7:00am Prom 8:50am Easy A 10:25am Africa United

12:00pm The Help 2:30pm The Bodyguard 4:45pm Prom 6:35pm Eat Pray Love 9:00pm The Help 11:30pm The Bodyguard 1:45am Easy A 3:25am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 3:50am Casino Jack

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:30am The Chaperone 7:25am Thunderbirds 9:05am Spy Kids 10:40am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 12:25pm Fast Five 2:40pm Hanna 4:40pm Spy Kids 6:15pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 8:00pm Gone in 60 Seconds 10:00pm Fast Five 12:15am Hanna 2:10am The Chronicles of Riddick 4:15am Circle of Pain 5:50am Thunderbirds

TCM 10:40am Young Dillinger 12:35pm Elvis: That's the Way it is 2:25pm The Savage Guns 4:00pm Something Big 6:05pm Hondo and the Apaches 7:55pm I Died a Thousand Times 10:00pm Stir of Echoes 12:15am Cobra 1:55am Stir of Echoes

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Channel 5

5:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 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 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:40pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses More laughs with Peckhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous market-trader brothers.

7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am LĂŠon 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 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

5:25am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:45am St. Elsewhere 6:30am Quick Bakes 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 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Lorraine's Fast Fresh and Easy Food 10:00pm Horizon Documentary series exploring topical scientific issues. 11:00pm James May's Things You Need to Know... James May goes on an intriguing journey to answer the big questions in life. 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 Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm The Paul O'Grady Show 9:30pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 10:00pm A Mother's Son 11:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:35pm Land of the Dead

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

12:20am Toughest Place to be a... 1:20am Richard Hammond's Crash Course 2:05am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 4:20am Super League Show 5:00am Spark

1:15am Jackpot247 3:20am Champions League Weekly 3:45am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

4:05pm Marrying Mum and Dad 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Shaun the Sheep 5:10pm Wingin' It 5:30pm Sam and Mark's Big Wind Up 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. 8:30pm Fake Britain 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Citizen Khan

12:05am Gavin and Stacey 12:35am The Lock Up 1:15am Arachnophobia 3:00am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:05am Engineering Giants 4:05am The Riots: In Their Own Words 5:05am Britain's Heritage Heroes 5:35am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Small Teen Turns Eighteen 10:00pm Our War 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am Our War 2:25am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:55am Don't Tell the Bride 3:55am Small Teen Turns Eighteen

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm How it Works 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Treasures of Ancient Rome 11:00pm If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home 12:00am The Shock of the New 1:00am How it Works 2:00am Only Connect 2:30am Bomb Squad Men: The Long Walk 3:30am Treasures of Ancient Rome


6:45am Roary the Racing Car 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 NCIS

4:00pm Back to You and Me Romantic drama. 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 World's Scariest Near Misses A documentary featuring startling footage of near misses. 9:00pm Frontline Police Documentary series with Rav Wilding. 10:00pm Celebrity Big Brother 11:00pm Celebrity Wedding Planner

2:50am Revenge

12:15am The Girl Who Became Three Boys 1:20am The Good Wife 2:05am The Good Wife 2:50am Revenge 3:30am Happy Endings 3:50am St. Elsewhere 4:40am Eating for Two 4:45am School Disco 4:55am Deal or No Deal 5:50am Make Do and Mend Fun guy Simon goes foraging for mushrooms, and Lucia helps re-vamp a seat with a salty past.

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12:00am Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am The Hotel Inspector 1:55am Super Casino 5:05am Sons of Anarchy Gritty US drama about a violent motorcycle gang.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am Wild Vets 7:30am Wild Vets 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 10:00am Futurama 10:10am Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 12:00pm Oops TV 1:00pm Stargate SG-1 2:00pm Stargate SG-1 3:00pm Raising Hope 3:30pm Raising Hope 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 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm Road Wars 12:00am Cop Squad 1:00am An Idiot Abroad 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Caprica 3:55am Lie to Me 4:45am Lie to Me 5:35am Airline

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:45am Death Becomes Her 7:30am Sex and the City 2 10:00am Take Me Home Tonight 11:45am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 1:40pm Little Fockers 3:25pm Father of the Bride II 5:20pm Take Me Home Tonight 7:05pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 9:00pm Little Fockers

10:45pm Sex and the City 2

4:10am The 13th Warrior 5:55am Small Soldiers


1:15am Wild Cherry 2:45am Raising Arizona 4:25am Best Defense

6:00am Young Dillinger 7:45am I Died a Thousand Times 9:50am Hondo and the Apaches 11:40am Something Big 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:40am The 5th Quarter 7:25am Serious Moonlight 8:55am Honey 2 10:50am Rio Special 11:20am The Thing Called Love 1:20pm Chalet Girl 3:05pm Water for Elephants 5:10pm Irreconcilable Differences 7:10pm Letters to Juliet 9:00pm Chalet Girl 10:45pm Water for Elephants

4:00pm Along the Great Divide 5:45pm Cast a Giant Shadow

12:50am Country Strong 2:55am Mr Popper's Penguins 35mm Special 3:25am Cherrybomb 5:00am Honey 2


Dani Trejo 8:30pm The Fighting Lawman 10:00pm The Shining

5:50am Thunderbirds 7:30am Sanctum 9:30am Priest 11:05am I Am Number Four 1:05pm The Eagle 3:05pm We Were Soldiers 5:30pm Braveheart 8:30pm Priest 10:00pm We Were Soldiers 12:20am The Eagle 2:20am Machete


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RECENTLY put the spotlight on the pernicious nature of television as a mindbending re-laxative. Sadly, the conventional Press hardly comes up smelling of roses either. Successful people are often criticised. The venerable Bruce Forsyth, arguably Britain’s most popular entertainer, was often lampooned by the orchestrated media over his relationship with his then wife, Anthea Redfern. His sin; he wanted privacy from Press intrusion. The conventional Press never vigorously confronts government ministers with questions their readers are screaming for. Wonderful candidates would be PM David Cameron or Foreign Secretary William Hague. Leading trade unionists doing their job are routinely demonised. The latest to raise the ire of editorial is Rail, Maritime and Transport Union boss, Bob Crow. If you are a public figure this behaviour comes with the territory. As US President Harry Truman said: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.” New York Tribune editor John Swinton, in 1893, addressed the New York Press Association: “There is no such thing as an independent Press, unless it is

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in the country towns. If you express an honest opinion, you know beforehand it would

ASSANGE: Vilified for doing his job? never appear in print. If I should permit honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my newspaper, like Othello, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone. The business of the New York

journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, and to fawn at the feet of Mammon. We are intellectual prostitutes.” The onus really is on readers to keep an open mind and use

the internet to search for more balance. What is insidious is the Stalinist orchestration of major dailies on a single issue. They all sing to the same hymn sheet. A glaring example is coverage of the Pussy Trial in Moscow. Co-ordinated media coverage of the affair should alarm all of us. Why does the media react in fury to a two-year sentence on three women, old enough to know better, for cavorting on the altar of one of Moscow’s most revered places of worship. There they screamed blasphemies and obscenities. Their supporters hacked down Christian crosses. One of those sentenced wore a tee-shirt carrying a Communist slogan. What if these punks had behaved similarly in a British synagogue or mosque? These extreme feminists want football banned and describe footballers as sperm chasing seed. Why is the Palace Press championing them? That is worrying. Their behaviour offended Christians, who in Russia take their religion seriously. It took them six months to apologise. How odd that the media critical of the punks’ sentencing is the same media that is hostile to Julian Assange, who as an investigative journalist has been doing their jobs for them.








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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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It started with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;kissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (From left) Mar Vicedo, Bruno Filippone and Giancarlo Paparusso (both from Da Bruno) with a group of the models. Advertising Feature

Luxury jewellery & fashion show hosted in Marbella A LUXURY jewellery and fashion show was hosted by Da Bruno Sul Mare in Marbella. Jewellery designer Manuel Spinosa displayed his vast new collection of exclusive diamond rings while fashion designer Mar Vicedo presented her models

wearing her party and cocktail wear created to fit the female form perfectly. Atelier Marbella Crea provided the accessories, music was provided by Frank Camelot and food by Da Bruno.

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 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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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 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 40year-old father had two-and-a-half times as many potentially damaging mutations as that of a 20-year-old; 65 mutations

transmitted compared to 25. Mothers transmitted around 15, regardless of age. This gap was found to increase with every

OFF THE HOOK: It is not older women, but older fathers that affect children’s risks of autism and schizophrenia.

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 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.”

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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)


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’s idea,” the employee replied. “We make more money when we let people try to fix things themselves first.”

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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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.

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.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

GEMINI (May 22 - June 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.

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 wary of

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.


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

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AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

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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, 15 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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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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ASSISTANT funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the most beloved residents of Carthage, Texas. Bernie befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. He often travelled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie had been dead for some time, and Bernie was being charged with the murder. 1h44 m Director: Richard Linklater Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey.

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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.



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

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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.


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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1.Unscramble the name of a famous London thoroughfare: I SAW LOVER



Answers: Broad in the beam Easy way out

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


For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, lecturer, poet and leader of the Transcendentalism movement in the mid 1800s.

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


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TWO SOPRANOS: Lynn Fisher and Maggie Blackaby provided some of the entertainment.

Enchanted evening

By Nicholas Pound AROUND €2,500 was raised at an enchanted evening of song and dance held at Parque Torre Leonaras in Benahavis on Saturday. This money was split equally between Cudeca and Children with Cancer UK. About 250 people brought their own picnic hampers, drinks, seats and blankets and enjoyed ‘A Little Night

Music’ under the stars in the open-air amphitheatre located in the park’s gardens. The charity evening was hosted by iTalk presenter, Maurice Boland, and entertainment provided by The Two Sopranos - Lynn Fisher and Maggie Blackaby - and students of The Marbella Dance School with choreography by the school’s principal, Caterina Schisesi.

People began arriving at 6.30pm to get a good spot on the grass to tuck into their homemade picnics of chicken pies, Thai fishcakes, empanadas and all kinds of salads washed down with lashings of Cava, beer and Tinto de Verano. At 9pm the audience took their cushions through to the auditorium and the show began. This was The Two Sopranos’ début public performance and they gave a varied repertoire of classical pieces and modern songs performed in the pop/opera crossover style reminiscent of groups like Il Divo and compared among coffee drinkers and nonAmici Forever. drinkers. Stand-out songs with The results were published in the latest original and intricate American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. harmonies included Ave Previous studies have suggested that the Maria, The Flower Duet risk of a brain tumour can be cut by around from Delibes opera, 40 per cent by drinking five cups of coffee Lakme, Eva Cassidy’s or tea a day. ‘Songbird’ and Andrea Just one cup a day could nearly halve the Bocelli’s ‘Time To Say risk of dangerous cancers affecting the Goodbye’. mouth and gullet, Japanese scientists The stage setting found. with its classical However, pregnant women should follow columns was the medical advice to limit their caffeine intake backdrop. as it can increase the risk of miscarriage in Under the guidance high doses. of Ms Chisesi, The Caffeine has also been shown to increase Marbella Dance School anxiety in some people and alter sleep performed excerpts patterns, so anyone suffering from these from classical ballets, symptoms are recommended to cut down both solos and group their intake. dances.

Six cups of coffee a day cuts risk of bowel cancer PREVIOUSLY it has been advised to cut back on the amount of coffee one drinks. A new study contradicts this advice. It was found that 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 that 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 mid-nineties onwards. Their eating and drinking habits were analysed and their bowel cancer rates were

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Muffins for breakfast, lunch and dinner By Bryan Rand JUST off the N340, on the slip road to the petrol station and next to Sunshine Golf in La Cala is the very popular café, Muffins which is owned and run by Liz and Lisa. This café has developed into a haven for inexpensive, quality homemade food. The café is beautifully clean with seats inside and a few seats on an outside terrace that provide shelter from the summer sun. The menu is extensive with a large range of snacks and the accent on family favourites. The quality and price of the daily specials is, for me, an attraction and

the friendly welcome from the owners with the easy parking adds to the appeal of this establishment Muffins is open from 9 till 7 on weekdays, 9 till 3 on Saturdays, and on Fridays till late. Friday night is a special night at Muffins with some special offers like Rib Eye steak which is served with all the trimmings and a half bottle of wine for just €10. This great meal deal also offers the choice of Chicken or Fish. Also on offer is Half a Chicken or Steak and Ale pie for €8.95 or half a rack of BBQ Ribs for €7.95. This is in addition to the normal menu which

offers a large variety of dishes including salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Drinks are also very reasonably priced and every week there is a special spirits offer. Breakfasts at Muffins offer a great choice with a reasonably priced standard English breakfast. Try the kippers, a dish not often seen on a café menu. The food is great, the service friendly, the open kitchen gleams and the price is right.

ATTRACTIVE: There is plenty of seating inside and also on the shaded terrace.

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Captain’s Bar reopens after refurbishment THE Captain’s Bar has now fully reopened after a full refurbishment. The Bar is now lovely and bright with a ‘beach house’ feel, with a bar area furnished with barrels and high stools and an airy terrace for dining. There are also two large outdoor terraces, two pool tables and a bouncy castle for the little ones! Situated in Las Adelfas, just a short hop from La Cala, the Captain’s is easy to reach. Just head up the hill from Mercadona and take a right at the crossroads or leave the carretera at exit 202, direction Fuengirola, Marbella and swing a right up the hill. The kitchen is now fully open with a wide range of meals including half rack of ribs, fresh salmon, ricotta and spinach cannelloni and hickory chicken. There are a range of starters and puddings and also mixed platters to share if you fancy a little bar snack. Fish and chips are served all day Friday and the Sunday lunch is famous in the local area. There is also a quiz night on Thursday - book ahead, it’s always busy - and other nights are to be

Now reopened with a beach house feel. arranged shortly. The staff are friendly and welcoming and, due to their previous experience at Dibleys, come with a well deserved reputation for excellence. Why not pay them a visit, you won´t be disappointed.

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First on the Costa del Sol – Organic Body & Coffee Shop

SINCE the opening of our first shop in Laguna Village near Estepona, we are overwhelmed by the success of pure Organic products. Following some market research, we found there were no Organic body shops on the Costa del Sol, and so Coffee & Creams ORGANICS™ was born. Our concept is a one-stop organic shop where you can buy organic body and beauty products for the whole family and have a coffee and a meal. Shopping at Coffee & Creams ORGANICS™ is a pleasurable experience: apart from acquiring pure organic goodies, you can taste delicious 100 per cent Arabica Organic coffee, enjoy lunch with beautiful tapas and salads, or have a pre-evening meal drink on fabulous sea view terrace. It is the only shop on the Costa del Sol with a complete range of certified organic products – from soaps and shampoos to make-up and perfume - from the finest organic brands in the world. Luxurious, yet affordable, organic products already attracted regular customers from Mijas, Marbella and Sotogrande to Gibraltar, including some big names on the Costa. Organic products are not only healthier - being made with unpolluted, pesticide-

Enjoy the view from their fabulous sea view terrace. free ingredients and no parabens, SLS or petrochemicals, - they are also more effective as our skin responds better to organic. As exclusive distributors, we welcome trade enquiries from all retailers - small and large - and provide efficient service with next day delivery throughout Spain. We only have one body. What we put on our body ends up inside it. Organic yourself at Coffee & Creams Organics™! Laguna Village C.C., A-7 km. 159, 29680 Estepona (next to Kempinski Hotel, exit BP garage).

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The Freddie Mercury Show visits El Soto By Bryan Rand SATURDAY September 8 promises to be a great night to visit El Soto in La Mariena as they are hosting, direct from the UK, The Freddie Mercury

tribute show and offering a fabulous three course dinner menu for €25. The menu includes mouthwatering dishes with a choice of starters, including prawn avocado

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salad and main courses which include prime steaks and fresh fish. Desserts are not forgotten with some mouth watering choices. There is an ample wine list and a fully stocked bar. Nondiners are more than welcome to come and enjoy the show. Dinner will be served from 7pm and the show starts at 10pm. Gary Goodmaze as Freddie Mercury has appeared on numerous television shows, including the hugely successful ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ and ‘An Evening With Freddie Mercury’ is a must-see show for Queen fans and all who love true allround rock entertainment. But alongside his studied and reverential treatment of the

GARY GOODMAZE: Has appeared on numerous TV shows. Mercury persona, Gary is also a brilliant comedian who gets audiences involved and roaring for more on every appearance. We promise you'll go ‘radio ga ga’ for Gary Goodmaze! The Freddie Mercury tribute show is presented by Chris King Promotions. To get to El Soto Restaurant leave the N340 at the Elviria exit. At the top of Avenida España turn right. Continue up the hill until Marbella Hill View and turn off left then follow the signs to El Soto.

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Chocolate is lethal for cats and dogs alike CHOCOLATE made for human consumption can cause death in cats and dogs as they are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methyl-xanthines. 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 methyl-xanthines for another circuit through the 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 25kilogram dog would be about 1.4 kilograms. Dark chocolate is at least 10 times as lethal. A 25-kilogram dog could die from the methyl-xanthines in just five ounces.

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LETHAL DOSE: Just 280 grams of milk chocolate can kill a dog. 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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Planting up your garden with hibiscus Why hibiscus? THERE are four reasons why we have hibiscus in our garden and recommend them to others. Firstly, there is a hibiscus for all situations in Spain, some of which should be more widely known. Secondly, they are also fairly easy to raise from cuttings and in some cases from seeds if friends already have the plants. Thirdly, their flowers are exotic and finally and somewhat interestingly, they can be eaten in salads. The most hardy varieties - below zero The deciduous Hibiscus Syriacus varieties. The three white red throated shrubs in our garden are covered with flowers from June to September. They were grown from cuttings some 20 years ago. Blue, purple and white species grace several public areas of our village. The tree or spreading bush Hibiscus Mutibilis often called cotton rose as its flowers look like fluffy balls of white cotton that


Gardening Corner

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Spain’s best known gardening authors who have lived and gardened in Spain for 25 years.

start white and change to pink as they mature. Our two trees flower in September through to October. Semi hardy varieties – withstand a few degrees of frost The elegant specimen flowered Hibiscus Coccineus a marsh/pond plant originally from what is now Florida and Georgia in the USA.

AUTUMN COLOUR: Velvet and pineapple sage. We have plants – raised from our own collected seeds – on the shallow margins of our two ponds. The single and double red flowered varieties of Hibiscus Rosa Sinsensis thought to have originally come from surrounding counties and islands in the Indian Ocean. The more tender varieties The white, yellow, orange and pink flowered versions of Hibiscus Rosa Sinsensis. They are best used as annuals or planted in containers that can be moved to a green house during the winter months. The flowers can be dried for the preparation of interesting infusions and when we visited the Botanical Gardens outside Havana Cuba we lunched on a hibiscus flower salad … yes with no other ingredients except for a light salad oil. If you visit several garden centres you should be able to order for next spring. 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. However two that would be worth planting up for autumn are the velvet sage or leucanthus and the pineapple sage elegans rutilans.

They are shown in our garden in the photograph. © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe m August 2012




30 August - 5 September 2012 INEVITABLY some problems or defects, large or small, will arise with a building. When an owner suffers damage or hardship as a result of a structural defect then responsibility for the problem has to be attributed, but Spanish law is not always clear about just who is responsible for what and some clarification is needed. The community of owners is responsible for ensuring that buildings and communal areas are kept in good order, as per article 10:1 of the Law of Horizontal Property which states: “The community will be obliged to carry out necessary work to the property and its services, ensuring proper maintenance and conservation, so that it fulfils all due structural, waterproofing, habitability and safety conditions.” Having fulfilled its obligation of proper maintenance, the community may have the right to claim back the cost of such work from the developers or other professionals involved if they consider there has been a flaw in the original construction. An individual owner is not obliged to personally sue developers, architects or the other professionals for defects

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Who is responsible when structural defects occur? Community Law Corner By José Luis Navarro Solicitor and Property Administrator for Intercala Administration

with Pete Woodall, Woody's Los Boliches

to a building. Even if the defect affects just the one property, the community is responsible. Regardless of the number of dwellings involved it has to deal with the problem. If the community is unwilling to fulfil its obligation then the owner can take it to court and force the issue. Community insurance will probably not cover structural damage. If an owner suffers for example, rainwater damage as a result of a badly constructed roof or a poorly finished façade then the community insurance may pick up the bill for damage done to

the inside of an apartment and other areas but almost certainly would not be interested in paying for the cost of the repair to the building. This cost would fall to the community who could then possibly make a claim on the developers or builders. Spanish buildings with construction licences issued after May 6, 2000, will have an insurance which covers any problems arising through structural defects for up to 10 years. This 10-year insurance however only covers the major aspects of the building, such as foundations, beams, load-

bearing walls and any other structural elements concerned with the strength and stability of the building. The rest of the defects, which unfortunately are the most common ones, are not covered and a community can not make an insurance claim for them. It can still make a claim directly to the developer or the other professionals involved in the construction as per Article 17 of the 1999 Spanish Law of Construction, but the claim must be made within a specific period of time to be valid. Depending on the nature of the defect or problem, different time restrictions apply. This is complicated and probably best left to an experienced legal professional but the rule of sooner rather than later certainly applies. A community is free to sue either just the developer, as the one responsible for the architects, builders and the other professionals, those

individual professionals themselves, or all and any of them. Property developers do have contractual responsibilities when selling houses and buildings. If an owner has not received the build quality expected then they are free to make a claim for breach of contract. The legal period would be longer than that for a claim for structural defects but it would be first necessary to prove the defect did actually constitute a breach of contract. During the property boom many unprofessional shortcuts were taken, rules bent and good practice ignored, obviously not in all cases but certainly enough for the structural defect problem to be more common than it should be. As usual the lawyers at Intercala Administration strongly recommend you seek competent advice in all manners regarding the law.

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POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 (98424)

CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years experience. Very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575 (101611)

CD’s, DVD’s, collections. Large or small. TC will buy them all. Tel. 652 072 600 (100177) SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new/second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - (100403)

Caravans PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats - Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. / 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (88614) TIMBER Building SL has been a leader in a prefabricated market for the last 28 years with more than 5,500 happy customers. Ring for wooden houses, garden sheds, pergolas, reforms. 666 819 689 (101657) CASAS MOVILES EUROPA has an experience in the mobile home trade, all over Europe for the last 25 years. You can put your trust in us! Ring Jane now on 952 119 053 (101657)

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Cleaning Services UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (86049) CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 831 / 952 669 701 (101382) CONEJO CLEANING. All types including regular rentals and holiday lets. Most areas. 20 yrs on the coast. Wendy 635 630 370 / 952 964 407. See website for out of season specials!! www.conejocleaning .com (98030) TOTAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS. PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED CLEANING SERVICES FROM HOUSE CLEANS, CHANGEOVERS TO FULL COMMERCIAL CLEAN, INCLUDING BAR AND RESTAURANT KITCHENS. CALL 633 061 607 / 659 945 915 (95531) OVEN CLEANING, DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, COMPLETE FITTINGS. LET PROFESSIONAL DO HARD, DIRTY WORK, FROM 35€. 632 569 282 ovencleaningcostadel (98222)

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QUALITY hand finished curtains & soft furnishings, professionally qualified, contact Rachel 952 825 766 or visit www.curtaincouturemarbella .com (99478) CURTAINS, black-out curtains, 30 colours, voiles, blinds, headboards, soft furnishings and upholstery. Complete Service. Mary 675 813 348 (99368)

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Domestic App Repairs DOMESTIC Appliance repairs washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas/electric. Professionally repaired, Christian 608 337 497 (97989)


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GARDENER. TREES, HEDGES, PALMS PRUNED, LAWNS, FENCING, STRIMMING, GARDEN TIDIED, MAINTENANCE. STEVE 952 383 722 / 616 669 285 / 654 320 567 (100418) GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (100065) 29€/WEEK. Cleaning. Garden maintenance and more … 634 355 441 (95493)

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Hire Services MINI DIGGER with skilled operator, all areas covered 678 450 051 (98192) MINI digger and driver, self drive hire available, sand and stone delivery service 649 526 922 (98135)

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WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email

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HEALTH INSURANCE Competitive prices, English worded policies. Pay monthly or annually. All levels of Cover. Premiums from 25.00 euros a month. Tel: 956 795 453 Abbeygate Insurance (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Car insurance exclusive for expatriates, save up to 50%. Find out about our price pledge on UK plated cars. Home insurance from 50 euros. Tel: 952 893 380 (68259) EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to 50 euros cashback for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email info@euinsurancedi www.euinsurancedirect. com (97957)

HOSTING - Carrier grade data centre in Elviria, two diesel generators, multiple backbone symmetrical carrier-class connections, BGP4 routing, aircon, secure facilities. For dedicated housing or hostings with serious bandwidth and 99.99% uptime, We can host your servers and applications in our data centre in Elviria. Feel free to visit us to discuss your needs. 951 055 676 (98184)

WANT TO RELOCATE? We can transport your home and install on to a 12 month park from £4,995 . Annual site fees from €3000. Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)


BRAND NEW WILLERBY Siena 32m² home sited within a stylish gated community, 45 minutes from Malaga airport. £19,995. Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)

PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS. All Major Languages. Literary. Legal. Technical. Scientific. 647 874 547 (95493)

WILLERBY COTTAGE 28x10 sited in ‘La Serrana Hills’ of Pizarra, site open all year round, swimming pool. Only £13,495. Want to view? Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)


24/7 Mobility

LOANS AVAILABLE on all types of paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques & Jewellers shops extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel: 952 588 795 (85364)

MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames etc for sale and hire. Delivered to home or hotel. Always a good selection of quality used scooters in stock with guarantee. e.g. used 4 wheel scooter, new batteries €350. Electric wheelchair can go into car €1,595. Rascal Eco 4 boot scooter €2,100 for €1,395. New wheelchairs from €250. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. Mobility Scooters Direct. www.mobili (99298)

24/7 Locksmith LOCKSMITH emergency / Appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (83235) T1

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INSTANT CASH SAMANTHA – GORDON NEW purchase mortgages from 2.1% up to 100% LTV, resell mortgages 70% from 4.25% with LTV equity release up to 50% LTV. All status considered.. Tel: 951 272 084, 666 709 743 w w w. t h e f i n a n c e b u r e a u . c o m (99475)

Mosquito Screens ACE OF SHADES - Unique in Andalucia, Roller, Sliding, Folding. Various colours available inc. wood effect. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / (101730) ARE YOU GETTING BIT TO S**T? GET YOUR MOSSIE SCREENS MADE TO FIT. GARY 692 209 501 (100045) THE MOSQUITO Screen Company. Screening the coast for 10 years. Quality products at affordable prices. 622 244 116 www.mosquitoscreen (204121)


THE GARAGE. Classic car specialist. Workshop and callout. Latest diagnostics including main dealer 2012 Jaguar, Ford, Mazda, Range Rover Evoque. 30€ an hour. Marbella 952 827 443 or 609 503 476. www.eng lishmobilemechan (101380) THE GARAGE .Jaguar and Landrover main dealer diagnostics, without the dealer pricetag. Workshop 952 827 443 or Mobile 609 503 476 (99438)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done. Reasonable rates. Prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (97994) AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering. Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804. email: transmat www.trans (99449) CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 93. (99500) EXHAUSTS, Catalytic Converters etc. BIG Serving Guaranteed, if we can’t get it , we can make it ! All work is ITV approved. Tel : 675 377 994 or 722 256 556 (204061)

FOR SALE ROBERTSON CARS : WE are closed for business until Monday 3rd September. Notice to clients past and future, if you want to sell your car , please e-mail us with the make, model, year and KMS and we will get back to you . Happy Holidays Everyone ! Samantha and Gordon Robertson therobertsonclan@gmail .com (99491) WWW.BENALCARS.COM Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Always buying and selling. Telephone 661 351 877 (95435)

PEUGEOT 308, 5 door, 1.4 VT.195. 2010 one private owner, only 17,000klm (12,000mls), bought and serviced main dealer Marbella, used only as second car, graphite grey, twin climate control, fantastic value at only 9,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (98211)


30 August - 5 September 2012


Costa del Sol VW GOLF (Diesel) 1.6 TDI. Blue Motion 5 door 2010, one private owner, 33,000klm only with full service history and still covered by VW warranty, dual climate control and other extras. Polar white, black trim, alloy wheels, a great saving at only 13,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (98211) JAGUAR XF Diesel 2.7 Premium luxury , Automatic 2008, only 48.000km. Bought from main dealer Marbella, Sat/Nav, parking sensors, front and rear memory seats to many extras to list , metallic silver black leather , this car has been garaged since new and immaculate condition. Sell at half price – only 29.995€ . Tel 952 838 842, 608 950 221 (98211) VW Polo 1.4, 2010 5 door from lady owner, metallic black, climate control and full electric pack. A very scarce car, leaving Spain hence this low price 9,995€ 952 838 842 / 609 950 221 (98211 ) SMART for two Automatic + Triptronic Sept 2011 with only 8,000klm. Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, I phone connection, metallic black, save a fortune on new price, yes its only 8,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (98211) FORD FIESTA 1.25 Inj. 16V 2009 5 door (new shape) from lady owner bought from Ford Malaga and serviced by them .Parrots hands free for mobile,metallic silver looks and drives fantastic for only 7.995€ 952 838 842 608 950 221 (98211) CHEAP Ford Focus 1.6 Inj 2000, 5 door, ITV (MOT) June 2013, A/C, drives great, has been well serviced but got the usual Spanish bumps and its only 900 euros. 952 838 842 or 608 950 221 (98211) NEED A CAR? - Can’t get credit? - Self employed? - Why not “Rent to Own” your next car? No loans, no credit checks. His 952 564 912 (98186) WANTED all cars. Any registration, runners or non runners. Embargos no problem. Call now, cash waiting. 687 049 592 or 622 156 022 (99453) 4x4 KIA Sorento 2003/4 2.5 CRDI EX from private owner (Spanish jeep), well maintained and drive great, metallic silver, wanting sell quick, hence this low price of 5,995€ 654 507 921 (98211) 1993 GEORGIEBOY 10m, 6 berth motorhome. LHD, P/S, C/C, C/C, offers around 6,000 euros. Tlf: 634 108 686/3 (99418) XC Volvo Estate automatic, Spanish plates, VGC, FSH, 11,500 euros. Tlf 676 393 938 (204306) OPEL Frontera Sport, three door, canvas top, radio/CD, 4x4, MOT 2013, owner direct, good condition. 2,200 euros. 620 653 734 (204288)

INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259) MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302)


MECHANICS BRITISH MOBILE MECHANICS. Fully qualified, home visits, reasonable prices and repairs for all cars. ITV’s 80€ we come to you 951 400 189 www.mbcme 695 913 592 (101500)

REPAIRS AUTO ELECTRICAL Specialist. Over 30 years experience. Cars, commercials & boats. Latest diagnostic equipment. Petrol/diesel fuel injection problems solved. No job too small. Tlf: 647 289 753 (99376)


WANTED WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (96496)

PROFESSIONAL HOUSE PAINTING and Decoration. Tidy Service Guaranteed. Free Estimate! References Available. 690 049 011 (95493) IF YOU JUST want the job done, then call the rest. But if you want it done right, then call the best. Sam, simply the best. 35 years experience, 17 years in Mijas. 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (99300) PAINTER & DECORATOR. Lounges from 120€, bedrooms, halls 60€. Call Dennis, Calahonda. 670 774 527 (97987) PAINTER & DECORATOR. All aspects of work undertaken, references available. Tlf 654 193 472 (204305)

Pensions FINDING THAT OLD or forgotten UK pension could increase your retirement income. Contact (89993)

Pest Control


Music PROFESSIONAL live music for any event. Solo Spanish guitar to dance bands. Details David 687 627 434 (204219)

CHARITIES ANCRAA – The Andalucian Giant Donkey sanctuary is open to the public every Sunday from 11.00am to 2.00pm, free of charge and needs volunteer helpers for all the Andalucian Giant Donkeys. The Sanctuary can be found by taking the N340 from Marbella/San Pedro towards Estepona and leaving at km164 (just after Agro Jardin Vivero Grande) Look for signs for Parque Botanico, about 3kms to Finca Los Pajaritos for the incredibly interesting, informative and educational few hours. Oh! Of course the donkeys do enjoy a cuddle!! You can also visit the web site or email Tel: 952 790 511 (93318)

ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. Its good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320)



CHIHUAHUA pedigree puppies with passport. All year round available. 952 112 870 / 654 285 667 (97945)

ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals who you can see on Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93319)


MULTISERVICES. General building & reforms. Painting, gardening, pool cleaning, all areas covered. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493)

YOUNG DOMESTICATED cats rescued from the killing station need kind homes. Fully vaccinated and neutered, free of charge. We will also deliver to England for a donation to the charity. Please give one of these beautiful cats a home so we can save more from death. Can be seen without obligation at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Tel. 630 197 435 (93398)

PEST CONTROL. Legal Full Certificates. British 952 449 591 Graham (see our module above) (97919) T1 COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee. serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (95515)


SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepe (93321) At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desparately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 665 682 919 or 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about rehoming, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317)


KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved. Long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 www.eurodogspain .com (89637) SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs 10€ per day plus IVA. Tel: 952 112 978. (97995)

PET TRANSPORTATION by air. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 (97995) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur. eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (101721

Plumbing NEED a Qualified Plumber? No call-out charge. Call Vinny 662 682 220. (100058) T1 RETIRED REGISTERED PLUMBER / DRIVER. Needs beer money, any job considered. Free advice, lowest rates. Chris 652 665 380 (93499) PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (98029) LEAK detection using ultrasound technology, domestic leaks our speciality. Perfectos leak detection 951 047 399 / 622 939 151 (98195) THE IRISH PLUMBER for all your plumbing requirements, all areas covered. 7 days, reasonable rates. 605 206 394 (97993)


PETCARE PET HOTEL. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Air conditioned kennels available. Introductory offers for new clients. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 (98147) COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGUNAKENNELS@hot Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (100345) STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 www.stefa (99331)

Pet Insurance PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. (95962)

Pet Transport PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: or (95495)

Professional Services TECNOALUMINIO.COM, Kommerling brand. Direct manufacturers of PVC & aluminium windows and doors, awnings, blinds, insect screens, security glass, conservatories. Phone 952 805 267 / 672 066 710. Showroom (we are front Estepona Wednesday market) email: (204126)

PRIVATE DETECTIVE DETECTIVES PRIVATE, Entrellaves (1958), Marbella. All types investigations. 669 021 002 (98143)

Property for Sale

THE DOG MOVER. Licensed professional transporters. Two handlers, so dogs never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. (89749) LOOK NO FURTHER FOR YOUR PET TRANSPORT. WE OFFER A SERVICE TO TRAVEL WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PETS/FURNITURE. ALL PETS TRAVEL WITH US IN AIR CONDITIONED PEOPLE CARRIERS. CALL FOR PRICES. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM (87192)

WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017)




30 August - 5 September 2012 GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person / teenager / guests. Large plot - private swimming pool and spacious garage quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €240,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501) BENALMADENA Torremar 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house. Large sunny terrace, parking, pool.140,000 euros 678 675 071 (204220) MARBELLA centre, first line beach. 3 beds, 3 baths. Suitable for cash buyer. Price €250,000. 671 244 683 (95518) BENALMADENA detached villa in Torremar. Full sea views. 3 bed, 2 baths, pool, garden, parking. Separate outbuilding. 299,999€. 647 585 490 (99457) LA CALA HILLS. Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, 160m2, underground parking and storage, good outlook and ideally located for all amenities. Realistically priced at 259,000 euros. Call 647 379 427 for further info. (99419) BENALMADENA Costa. Large sunny 1 bedroom apartment, 69,000 euros, low maintenance, enclosed terrace ,close to beach & amenities. Tel 639 631 807 (97961) EL SOTO DE MARBELLA (lowest priced apartment), large, immaculate two bedroom ground floor apartment fully furnished to a high standard with outstanding views. Prestigious development with own on-site restaurant, 9 hole golf course, gym, sauna, spa & tennis courts and set in an area of natural beauty. Final price 135,000 euros. Tel Paul 627 134 866 (92604) PARK HOME for sale due to ill health, 2 bedrooms, dining/kitchen, large lounge, fully furnished. Small secure site €25,000 ono. For more info: or call 634 359 716 (101459) ALHAURIN de la TORRE, Sol Andalusi, spacious furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Large

terrace, underground parking, storeroom, communal pool, gym, many more facilities. €215,000. Esme 678 457 784 (99448) BENALMADENA Costa. Townhouse, 3 bedroom, for sale, close to beach. www.casan (100157) PENTHOUSE Puerto Banus, 2 bedrooms, huge terrace, fantastic sea views, pool, parking. 360,000 euros 667 411 111 (99396) CLIENTS waiting for quality properties for sale and rent.Mijas Costa/La Cala/Mijas Golf.No obligation valuation.Extra low commission.952 494 362/687 283 153.(204160) BENALMADENA Arroyo 1 bed apt Corinto. Refurbished,pool garden,great rental location 69.000. 1 bed Piscis , sunny spectacular views, spacious rooms, parking 79.000. 630 817 715 or 0044 1214 777 898.(204158) PLOT OF LAND for sale, 20 minutes from La Cala de Mijas, approximately 500 square metres, with existing access to electric, water and cesspit. Perfect for caravan or static home for cheap living or holidays. Will be fully fenced when sold. Only 29,500€ all included. Tel 622 555 816, 690 667 603. (204268)

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Property to Let WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Inland property rentals. Long or short term, holidays. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, Formentera del Segura, Costa Blanca – Sleeps 4. Within 5 minutes drive of the beautiful beaches of Guardamar, 5 golf courses within 20 minute drive. Bath/shower, lounge, kitchen/diner. Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher & full utensils, TV, DVD. Large terrace with spectacular mountain views. Outdoor furniture, BBQ, sun beds & plunge pool. Many extras including golf clubs & bikes. From only 175 Euros per week. For details email Tel 634 365 221 - 634 358 290 (TVJ) MARBELLA centre, rooms to let. 671 244 683 (95518) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE Imposing 4 bed 4 bath 450 metre house, garden, pool, basement. 1,400€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (101516)

THREE BEDROOMED finca, 1200m of land, tree, Alhaurin Campo, 120,000 euros. Telephone 616 357 096 . (204213)

Nr La Duqesa Port - 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. UK TV, garage, communal pool. 5 mins walk to beach. 400 euro per month. HaciendaGuadalupe - 3 bed, 2 bath apartment overlooking country. Communal pool, UK TV, underground parking. 500 euro per month. Tel: 678 307 622 (101254)

URGENT - 98,000 Fuengirola Beach Promenade. Spacious, sunny, one bedroom apartment, sea views, central location. 606 526 618 (204339)

LONG TERM rental, super prices, no commission, apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas. Coast and inland. Tlf. 679 111 522 (99425)

Property Management K1 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. Free marketing. Key holding from 3€ per week to full management. Cleaning 7€ per hour, pools 15€. “Your investment is safe in our hands”. John 952 447 594 / 691 949 398. (99452)

MARBELLA, long term, furnished, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining area, kitchen, washroom, large terrace 95m2, sea views, air conditioning, garage, direct from owner, two units available 1,000€ monthly. 617 651 525 (204286) over 900 properties for long term rent 671 093 925 (100338) LONG TERM rental villa, Rio Real Los Monteros, Marbella. Exclusive, well furnished, sleeps 6, separate guest apartment, pool, garage, 3,500€/month. Owner 626 489 292

MARBELLA BANUS CENTRE. Apartment 2-3 bedrooms, pools, garage. Private garden. Tel: 34 637 439 222. (98124)

SG Transport. Local removal specialists. National and international moves. Furniture shop deliveries. Goods insured, 2 3.5t vans with tail lift. Ikea collections. Contact Simon on 661 544 077 / 952 461 074 or email (204296)

Removal/Storage Inland and coast. Alhaurin, Coin, Cartama, Villafranco. Call Maddy 665 452 917. Call Trish 635 152 323 (99342)

WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM. Vehicle leaving Spain on 9th / 19th / 28th of each month, returning 10th / 20th / 29th of each month. Prices from £90 per cubic metre. Cars £525, bikes £325, jetskis/boats from £525, dogs £395, cats £295. All animals travel with us in air conditioned people carriers. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 (87192)

RIVIERA :-Penthouse, unfurnished, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two terraces, quiet area, sea views, garage. 550 euros. 651 681 009 EL CHAPARRAL - self contained apartment within villa grounds. Fully furnished, SKY, internet, singles only.No animals. 952 193 338/634 105 369 (204149)

MOVING BACK TO UK? Removal vehicle departing weekly throughout 2012. Excellent, professional service & great rates. Ring (0034) 665 089 244 or (0044) 01543 467 777 & see (93139)

Pumps WATERWELLS.ORG waterwell drilling, well pumps, irrigation, pump tests, pressure pumps. SL. Established on the coast since 1995. Web page www.water Enquiries 629 978 801 (Fax) 952 793 250 (98077)

Radio Presenters RADIO PRESENTERS required. We are looking for new volunteer presenters within easy distance of The Campo de Gibraltar, experience not necessary, but a lively personality and an ability to entertain would help. Are you a DJ wanting to branch out into radio and gain some experience? Could you put together an interesting programme based on golf, gardening, shopping, the local scene etc? If so, contact mike.mar (204003)

Refrigeration REFRIGERATION/AIR CONDITIONING. Service and repairs. Fridges, bottle coolers, display cabinets. Same day 24 hr repair service. Tel. 627 769 969 (99451)

Removals & Storage

15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 14th September . Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (99280)


MULTIMOVERS CdS, local, international and overseas removals and storage. 952 423 128 or visit (93474)

REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 www.focus-trans (86002)

THE MARBELLA Removal Company. Movers, packers, storers. Local, Europe, worldwide. Call Graham 636 555 519 (97814)


FLORIDA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (204194) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans M ove r s . 952 775 300 (204194) DUBAI SPECIALIST. Combitrans M ove r s . 952 775 300 (204194) SOUTH-AMERICA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (204194) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation, telephone. 951 311 118. (100030)

TRUCK leaving for the UK 12th September. Collections from UK arranged. Space available at discounted rates. Call: 678 643 727 (93125) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.universalre Tel: 951 247 834 MOVERS INTERNATIONAL EUROPE. Regular Spain - UK and Ireland Service. Competitive Rates, Insurance, Storage. 952 426 560 / 660 815 524 (99352)

MAN AND VAN VAN AND MAN. Removals, clearances. Experienced and 100% reliable. 20€ per hr. Paul: 622 793 989 (97996)

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Costa del Sol MANVAN REMOVALS 20 euros/hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from 10 euros/week. Telephone David 696 810 618 (89629) MAN & VAN, no job too small, 661 544 077 (204296) EUROPE / UK fortnightly, full or part load service. David 696 810 618 (89629) MAN & VAN Removals and transport, all areas covered 100% reliable 952 816 582 (100423) THE VAN MAN. Cheap and cheerful. 20 euros per hour. 677 251 025 (91628) A TO Z TRANSPORT. Costa del Sol based. Will travel to any European destination. Removals, deliveries, collections, etc. IKEA collections. No job too small, 30 years experience. From 25 euros per hour. Contact Billy 605 321 903 www.atoztransport (98196) MAN & VAN, local moves & deliveries, 25€ per hour, no hidden charges. 666 343 000 (204296)

STORAGE REMOVAL BOXES Large, med, wardrobe, bubble wrap, tape, collect or delivered. Local and international removals also undertaken. 952 239 110 / 632 702 306 (44093) BRITANNIA SOUTHERN. Excellent range of quality packing materials on sale: boxes, bubble wrap, paper and tape. Tel: 952 470 707 (97960)

Rental Prop Wanted properties urgently required for long term rent, clients waiting. 671 093 295 (100338)

Sewing Machines SERVICE and repairs to all makes of sewing machines. Free estimates. Tlf: 695 373 982 (99359)

Situations Vacant EARN 100€ per sale, no claw backs, get paid immediately! If you can or think you can sell over the phone, we want to hear from you. Full training. Call now for an immediate interview. 951 259 378 (96364) ENGLISH Speaking? Opportunities Part/Full time. Tel: 952 660 858 or 660 641 913 patroys pain@gmail .com (204208) EXPERIENCED Telesales staff required for immediate start in Fuengirola. Full time and part time shifts available. COMPETITIVE RATES OF PAY for the right candidates. Weekly paid. Please call Jennifer on 664 415 342. (100044) NATIVE English teachers required for English Academy in Benalmadena. Tel: 666 215 125 (99361) LOOKING for extra income? Visit www.yourfinancialopportuni (100141) FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photographic agency requires a computer literate, energetic person to help with general office administration. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Please email your CV to: (100133)

CARERS URGENTLY REQUIRED NOW! If you care, join our team of self-employed carers who work in the UK for 2-4 weeks at a time earning between £868 - £1,330 for a 2 week assignment. Good written /spoken English plus a British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra Field on 658 965 204 or email WISH Vacations Club, full training given, spiffs, high commissions paid weekly. Contract + basic. Dutch, French, German, English & Russian speakers. 952 477 064, Mob 602 504 290 (204266) FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photographic agency requires a computer literate, energetic person to help with general office administration. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Please email your CV to: PART TIME teachers needed; IGCSE and A all subjects. Send details to (204197) NEW in Marbella !! Brazilian Chalet small street on the right side of Burger King next to Pirolin Marbella Centre - looking for girls to work in high class chalet with high class customers. Great pay and wonderful working conditions. Tel : 622 666 374. ENGLISH teachers are required due to expansion of language school in Marbella for mid-September. Applicants should have minimum 1-2 years teaching experience, a CELTA qualification and speak some Spanish. Experience with Cambridge exams (PET/FCE7CAE) and teaching young learners necessary. Good salary, professional development and full contract offered. Send CV:

Filipino maid required for housework and childcare in Marbella. Please email cv to or send by fax to 952 818 545 or call 952 814 087 (204481)

Swimming Pools


Soft Furnishings


CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or (85968)

AFFORDABLE POOL MAINTENANCE - Professional maintenance from only 75 euros per month (exc. chemicals). Call Splash Pools on 952 591 053 - open 8am to 4pm (100013)



AMAZING money-saving offers available, plug and play, free electricity, fantastic solar offers. www.espana-xx1.comTel: 951 277 581 (99381) SOLOSOL POWER. Solar hot water, pool heating and pumping. Solar ventilation, dehumidification, electricity. GRANTS and FINANCE available NOW. / Tel. +34 956 616 441 / (101453)

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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 EPA-certified 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. CMAX 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 – 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.

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ALL-WHEEL: Jaguar introduces AWD to the 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges.

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 snow-dome 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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Twenty years in the Premier League (Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson: 1992-2012) IN 20 seasons of Premiership football, 1992-2012, Manchester United’s record, with Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, has been brilliant – 12 titles, five runners-up prizes and three third-place finishes. Also the Reds won four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League twice, the World Club Championship, the FIFA Club World Cup and the FA/Community Shield nine times. Surprisingly, during this period United signed only three Spaniards - goalkeeper Ricardo (ex-Valladolid who made one

appearance in 2002-03, later with Atletico Madrid and Santander), ‘keeper David de Gea (2011-12) and defender Gerard Pique (2004-08), now with Barcelona. Others, with a Spanish link, who starred for United, included David Beckham, Laurent Blanc, Gabriel Heinze, Michael Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Mark Hughes, Jordi Cruyff, Laurent Blanc (Barcelona), Quinton Fortune (Mallorca, Atletico Madrid) and Diego Forlan (Villarreal, Atletico Madrid).

United’s Premiership record: August 1992 to May 2012: P 772

W 500

D 163

L 109

F 1541

A 660

Pts 1663

FACT FILE: United won 20+ League games every season (28 four times). Most draws: 13, in 1998-99. Most defeats: nine (twice). Most goals scored: 97 in 1999-2000. Most goals conceded: 45 in 1999-2000 & 2001-02. Fewest goals conceded: 22 in 2007-08. Most points: 92 in 1993-94; lowest: 75 in 1996-97 & 2003-04. Points tally not below 80 since 2004-05. From 1 July 1992 to 30 June 2012, Ferguson spent £553.3m on players, selling others for £271.3m. He made three huge profits (on transfers) of £17.6m in 1995-96, £52.8m in 2003-04 & £91.1m in 2009-10. Record buy: Dimitar Berbatov, £30.3m from Spurs, 2008

Significant performance – Malaga CF secure their Champions League berth MALAGA CF move on to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League after a significant victory over Panathinaikos. More than 100 loyal fans and three of the clubs expresidents followed the team to the Olympic Stadium in Athens to witness the 2-0 triumph against Panathinaikos in Tuesday’s play-off match. The Blues and Whites dominated from the outset, maintaining possession throughout and keeping their opponents under heavy For more local sports for this area visit www.euroweeklyne or scan this QR code

pressure from the midfield. Their success won them a place in Thursday’s draw, which will

determine who they are to play in the group stages of Europe’s greatest football tournament.

‘FERGIE’S’ FLOPS Ferguson’s bad buys (by the fans!): Forlan (£6.9m); Sebastien Veron (£28.1m); José Kleberson (United’s first Brazilian, £6.5m); Owen (despite scoring a late winner in the Manchester derby); DjembaDjemba (£3.5m); goalkeeper Massimo Tiabi (£4.5m – he missed so many crosses, he was dubbed ‘The Blind Venetian’); Blanc (aged 36); William Prunier (two outings); Ralph Milne (ex-Aberdeen); Liam Miller; Owen Hargreaves; David Bellion; David May; Cruyff and Bebe (a complete waste of £7.4m). ‘FERGIE’S’ BEST SIGNINGS Sir Alex’s finest acquisitions: Eric Cantona (£1.2m); Peter Schmeichel (£530,000); Roy Keane (£3.75m); Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (£1.5m); Denis Irwin (£625,000); Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m); Steve Bruce (£825,000); Nemanja Vidic (£7m); Edwin Van der Sar (£2m); Andrei Kanchelskis (£650,000); Rio Ferdinand (£29.1m); Jaap Stam (£16m) plus Patrice Evra, van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Berbatov, Javier Hernandez and Teddy Sheringham. BEST DEAL! Buying Ronaldo, seeing him score 118 goals in 292 appearances and then selling him to Real Madrid for £80m (€94m). TEAM THAT COST NOTHING Ferguson’s ‘own’ team from the club’s nursery: Gary Walsh; Gary Neville; Wes

HARD TO BEAT: Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United.

Brown; Jonny Evans; John O’Shea; Paul Scholes; Nicky Butt; Darren Fletcher; Ryan Giggs; David Beckham; Danny Welbeck. Subs: Phil Neville; Tom Cleverley; Darren Gibson; Federico Macheda; Frazier Campbell. FACT FILE: Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE, born in Glasgow on 31 December 1941, scored 170 goals in 317 League games while playing for Queen’s Park, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Rangers, Falkirk and Ayr, 1957-74. He then managed East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and Scotland before taking over from Ron Atkinson at Manchester United in November 1986.




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MO’S MEDALS: Farah victorious at Birmingham Grand Prix.

Chelsea stay top and another win for Mo LIFE BAN: Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

FOOTBALL – Chelsea remain on top of the PL (by three points) after a third successive win, Torres scoring again in a 20 win over Newcastle. ‘RVP’ netted for Manchester United, 3-2 victors over Fulham. Everton rumbled struggling Aston Villa 3-1.

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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. CYCLING – Seventime Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been banned for life


By Tony Matthews

A former football player and the world’s most prolific author of football books (more than 100 published), Tony is also the sports reporter for Spectrum Radio and lives in the Cabrera mountains.

and stripped of all titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency, following allegations (etc) of drug

abuse. Said Armstrong: “I’m fed up. Enough’s enough. I’m retiring.” GENERAL ROUND-UP – GB cyclist Chris Froome is on course to win the Tour of Spain. Frankel, the greatest racehorse ever, made it 13 straight wins at York. And Team GB Olympian gold medal winners Mo Farah (2 miles) and Robbie Grabarz (high jump) were both victorious in front of 15,000 fans at the Birmingham Grand Prix meeting last Sunday.


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News in English from the Costa del Sol. Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axarquia - Malaga East and Mallorca.

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