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ISSUE NO. 1419

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August pick-me-up for Malaga Airport MALAGA Airport is once more flying high! Last month provided a real pick-me-up fillip for officials at the new multimillion airport with 1,547,217 passengers using its facilities. This represented an • Turn to Page 6

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Home sales rise, but no reason for glee SPANISH property sales improved between April and June, statistics reveal, but they were below numbers for 12 months earlier. Homes on the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol were the best sellers, with Alicante and Malaga provinces the leading performers. In total 80,235 buyers finalised deals between April and the end of June, an increase of 15.6 per cent on the first quarter of 2012. But despite the increase, second quarter sales were still 11.6 per cent lower than the same period in 2011. Transactions involving new properties rose by 33.7 per cent compared with the first three months of this year. There was also a 12.1 per cent rise in the number of foreign purchasers, accounting for 9,502 of properties sold in the second quarter. A breakdown of the figures issued by the Ministry of Public Works shows that the majority of properties acquired by non-Spanish buyers were


Knife-man held after attack A MAN, 47, who once stole goods from a Malaga store has been arrested after an alleged knife attack on a police officer.

Dated crime A MAN has been sentenced to two years in jail for an attempted rape seven years ago in Estepona. UNSOLD: Property market still buried in doldrums. in Alicante Province (2,645), followed by Malaga (1,127), Barcelona (847), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (655) and the Balearics (536). Although the 56,695 previously-owned homes sold in the second quarter were a 9.4 per improvement on this year’s first quarter, sales were 5.7 per cent lower than for the same period in 2011. The 72,723 homes sold accounted for 90.6 per cent of the total. A further 9.4 per cent - 7,512 - were social housing. New properties

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accounted for 29.3 per cent of the total with sales of 23,540. The Valencian Community and the Canary Islands made the best regional showing, with property sales rising 1.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively. The outlook was less encouraging in Cantabria, where property sales fell by 36.3 per cent, the Basque Region where they dropped by 31.1 per cent, followed by Navarra (30 per cent fewer) and Madrid (28.9 per cent fewer).

Google buy GOOGLE has bought the Virus Total company of Malaga which fights malicious software.

New setback VANDALS damaged a tower on the Paseo Maritimo, Malaga, after a €506,939 renovation.

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Tough times see more quitting smoking

MORE people in Spain - expats and locals - are giving up smoking. The 3 per cent VAT price increase on tobacco on September 1 had little effect, for it was compensated by a reduction in other government taxes on tobacco. But Spain’s economic crisis and overall high unemployment, plus the ban on smoking in public, have led to more people quitting. Also, according to the OCU consumers’ group, price increases in

March also saw many - especially low income families and the young - quitting. Health warnings on cigarette packets are the least efficient way of persuading people not to smoke, experts and others have agreed. But while grisly images do little to dissuade smokers, they help put off young people from starting, claimed Joseba Zabala, coordinator for XQNS, which defends and advances Spain’s antismoking laws.

The biggest reduction in smoking occurred between 2010 and 2011. During this period consumption dropped 17 per cent and 16 million fewer packets of cigarettes were sold, said Dr Rodrigo Cordoba Garcia, a lung specialist and expert in nicotine addiction. He attributed this to the economic crisis and the price of cigarettes. Health warnings on packets account for only 2 per cent of smokers deciding to quit, he claimed.

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A NEW plant in Ohio, USA, has been opened by ISOFOTON, a Malaga solar cell manufacturer.

Big turn-off THE €1.5 million spent on lighting for this year’s Malaga Feria should in future be halved, says the IU political party.

DIY jobs BRICOMART will create 100 jobs in Malaga with the opening of its new DIY shop, the company has said.

Two killed A MOTOR CYCLIST and a pedestrian were killed when they collided near the Palacio de Ferias in Malaga.

A TAXI DRIVER has been charged with the death of a pedestrian following an accident in Fuengirola and failing to come to his assistance.

Drop-out HIGH tuition fees could see around 3,000 University of Malaga students drop out, according to the local Socialist Party secretary general.

€700,000 wins BEAUTIFUL BEACHES: Sea and sand vistas at Playa de ses Illetes and Islas Cies (inset).

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ITH September now almost midway through, lazy days on the beach are a little numbered. Even so, two Spanish beaches face a a sunny end to the season after being included among a Ten Breathtaking European Beaches ranking by travel webbased site TripAdvisor. The highly ranked beaches are Playa de ses Illetes in Formentera, the smallest of the four Balearic Islands, and Islas Cies Beach in the Cies Islands, an archipelago off the coast of

Pontevedra in Galicia on the north-west tip of mainland Spain. A brief on Playa de ses Illetes states: ‘the water is so clear and blue, the sand is white, and the views amazing...’ The Islas Cies Beach comes in for similar adoration with a description of ‘white sand beaches, light blue water and high rocky landscapes.’ Also in the European 10 are three beaches in Greece, two in Italy, and one each in Croatia, Portugal and Turkey.

Euro-Vegas goes to Madrid US MAGNATE Sheldon Adelson has chosen Madrid over Barcelona for Las Vegas Sands Euro-Vegas venture. Cataluña has its advantages, Madrid’s regional president Esperanza Aguirre said in a radio interview. “But perhaps today, unlike 30 years ago, Madrid is more ‘open’, more cosmopolitan,” she added. The first phase of the project – The Strip with its hotels – should be completed in two to three years, Aguirre said. “It won’t all be inaugurated at the same time.” The Las Vegas Sands venture is expected to create 200,000 jobs in service industries “without counting those related to building the complex itself,” she said.

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TWO police officers who warned drug smugglers that they were under surveillance have been released on bail in Marbella.

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FOLLOWING present plans by Malaga City Council to pay back suppliers, €150-€200 million will still be owned to small and medium size local businesses, the local entrepreneurs representative has claimed.

MORE than 100 victims attacked this year by partners have received help at emergency centres in Malaga, the Women’s Institute has revealed.


Architects should be killed. I dislike them, because their crimes last longer than their own lives.’

Esperanza Aguirre, President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, while visiting Valquemada Town Hall.

€175,000 upgrade for Lope de Vega WORK costing €175,000 has started on improving pavements and lighting, and water supplies are being improved in Lope de Vega and Francisco de Quevedo, Estacion de Cartama.

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doctors will continue to help irregular immigrants without a health card, according to a register of objectors created by the Spanish Society for Family and Community Medicine.

ONCE, the National Association of the Blind in Spain has distributed €700,000 in lottery prizes in Ronda and Malaga.

New styles A NEW collection has been launched by Danish women’s fashion firm VILA in Malaga, its headquarters for the Spanish and Portuguese markets

Cocaine haul SIXTY kilos of cocaine has been seized by police from a gang that allegedly stored it in a Manilva industrial plant and transported it to various destinations by refrigerated lorry.

and finally... BRITISH expatriates will star in tomorrow’s (Friday) Come Dine With Me* television series. All from the Costa Brava, travel journalist Irena Bodnarec, banker Nick Middleton, clairvoyant Hilary Marshall, and drag queen Gary Brown will show off culinary skills, banter, photos and food without any cooking involved. *Channel 4 at 9pm (Spanish time).




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Benalmadena tops hotel price falls By Pilar Castillo HOTEL room rates in Benalmadena fell 19 per cent in the first six months of the year. This was one of the biggest falls in Andalucia, the province to suffer the most dramatic drops anywhere in Spain. As a result, rooms in Benalmadena had an average nightly rate of €71, compared to a national figure of €82 from January to June. Meanwhile, Marbella saw an 11 per cent fall, with rooms averaging €102 a night. Even so it remains the fourth most expensive destination in Spain and the most expensive in Andalucia. Granada was the only place in Andalucia

to see an increase in room rates, with an 8 per cent rise leading to an average of €71 per night, the latest Hotel Price Index (IPH) of the site has revealed.. Cadiz saw prices fall just 1 per cent, while in Almeria, the second cheapest destination in Spain, room rates fell a further 3 per cent. In Malaga average room prices fell 8 per cent. Sara Gentile of said that Andalucia “is one of the regions where the economic context is most evident. “Fewer tourists and shorter stays have forced hotel managers to base their strategies on price reductions, so now is a perfect time to plan a holiday in the region.”



Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Polygamy allowed A MUSLIM tycoon declared in court that his wife did not ‘deserve’ divorce since polygamy is allowed under Islamic Law. He was unfaithful to his wife and has two extramarital children.

Fake reviews BEST-SELLING crime writer RJ Ellory apologised for writing fake reviews online to criticise competitors and laud his own books, in a statement to The Daily Telegraph.

Hard times THE BBC’s Andrew Marr Show has replaced its opening sequence of the host driving a Nissan Figaro with a Vespa, to match the austere times in England.

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IN ACTION: Beckham (far right) playing in Spain.

Silence as US media reports ‘Beckham to buy Malaga CF’ By Raul Candela DAVID BECKHAM is set to become the new owner of Malaga CF Football Club, American media has reported.

But there has been no confirmation of the initial report in the Los Angeles Times, and later carried on global television networks and in other international newspapers. According to the Los Angeles Times, Beckham, the former England football captain and ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid player would be bidding for 75 per cent of the club shares. Owner of the club is Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani from Qatar, who has invested millions since taking power in 2010, but

who in recent months has been reported to be trying to sell the club, which for the first time is in this season’s Champions League competition after finishing fourth in the Spanish League last season. Beckham’s partner in the purchase was reported to be Los Angeles Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas. Beckham plays for the Galaxy team. Negotiations for selling Malaga CF to an ArmenianRussian group of investors reportedly failed a few weeks ago.

IT will take enthusiasts longer to build the model warship ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ with the parts provided by the weekly magazine of the same name than it did to construct the original ship in 1637.

BB’s father SIR Peter Bazalgette, who first introduced Big Brother to British TV, has been appointed head of the Arts Council, one of Britain’s leading arts organisations.

Snake scan SIX volunteers helped carry a 23ft python at Chester Zoo to its ultrasound heart scan as part of a cardiology study in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

King found THE church where Richard III is thought to have been buried has been found in Leicester. An archaeological team is exploring the remains to locate the grave.


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Bankers to face charges in Goldfinger case and are suspected of having collaborated with lawyers to avoid paying taxes on money made through the sale of the Malibu housing complex. Police raided the offices of the Diaz-Bastien & Truan law firm in Marbella and Madrid and took possession of 30,000 documents. Operation Goldfinger investigations focused on the sale of the Marbella villa owned by

TOO FAST: Pedestrians are at of risk speeding traffic.

Connery and his wife Michelle Roquebrune, both of whom have been charged, and the subsequent construction of 70 apartments. The case was opened in 2007 by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, and focused on three agreements, one signed in 2000 by the former mayor of Marbella, charged in the Malaya corruption case, Julian Muñoz, and the Malibu society, which owned Connery’s villa. The lawyers are said to have negotiated the reclassification of the land with the late Jesus Gil and Juan Antonio Roca. Marbella Town Hall lost an estimated €2.7 million through these operations. As well as Connery and his wife, the lawyers and Muñoz, the former urban planning advisor and allegedly mastermind of the Malaya corruption scandal, Juan Antonio Roca, is amongst those charged in the case. Connery and his wife were ordered to appear in court to give evidence, but he claimed his health prevented him from attending from his Caribbean home. They lived in Puerto Banus from the 70s until the late 90s in the beachside mansion called more traffic signs and Malibu. zebra crossings isntalled, They sold the property according to a petition in 1998 and luxury flats sent by Public Works were built on the land. Councillor Miguel The flats currently cost Espinosa to the Malaga between €1.4 and €2.2 Provincial Government. million.

Risky road to slow down

SAFER conditions are called for on the MA3304 road connecting Cartama with Alhaurin el Grande. Pedestrians are in ‘real danger’ since cars drive

too fast when passing through the centre of Cartama, according to the town hall. The speed limit should be dropped to 30 kilometres per hour,

Key questions remain unanswered as blaze clean-up continues THE stench of fire remains all around, the claims continue to flood in, the hardship for victims goes on and the investigation is ongoing. But on the surface, no-one appears able - or perhaps willing to answer some key questions including a total estimate of the damage caused by the worst fire in Malaga Province for 20 years, which started two weeks ago tonight (Thursday). While running into hundreds of millions, no insurance sources have put a total figure on the killer wildfire that destroyed 8,225 hectacres. Nor, despite early reports that the


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THREE members of staff at Banesto bank have been charged in the ‘Goldfinger’ case in which Scottish actor Sean Connery is also allegedly involved. One year ago the judge handling the case threatened to charge the managing director of Banesto with money laundering. The three employees are now charged with money laundering, tax evasion and document falsification


leading theory was that the fire initially looked to have been started intentionally, is anyone pointing the finger at the EXACT known cause. The fire in which one man died and five people were seriously injured, started at Barranco Blanco in Coin and hit 200 plus homes in six municipalities. For almost two weeks, the cleanup has gone on day by day, with every daylight hour seeing workers as well as householders struggling to get the blackened area slowly back to normal. Meanwhile, it has been announced that government subsidies to people whose homes

were affected will be paid out by about next February. But in the case where properties are second homes then owners will not be entitled to government subsidies but will be covered by private insurance. Irregular or illegally built homes whose owners can prove payment of the property tax (IBI) or similar will be entitled to compensation. Subsidies will be up to €15,120 for destroyed homes, €10,320 for structural damages in a main domicile, €5,160 for less severe damages and up to €2,580 cases of destruction or damage to household equipment.




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the lack of honouring by the Olympic and German authorities.

Late apology


THE German firm Grünenthal has apologised for the first time in 50 years to the people who were born disabled because of thalidomide, a drug to prevent morning sickness in pregnant women.

THE Green Party has announced its opposition to large-scale livestock farming in the campaign for parliamentary elections in Germany next year.

Honour dead ON the 40th anniversary of the terror attack at the Olympic Games of Munich 1972, relatives of the nine Israeli victims criticised

No flights STRIKES by cabin crew union UFO over a pay rise caused 1,200 flights to be cancelled last week at Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart airports.

August airport boost From Front Page average of almost 50,000 passengers a day and signified a return to pre-crisis numbers equalling the 2007 record August statistics. An increase in foreign tourists, who accounted for 82 per cent of August passengers, was responsible for the

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improvement, AENA, Spain’s airports authority reveals. Despite a 0.5 per cent reduction in flights, with 11,812 arrivals and departures, aircraft had fewer empty seats. Even so, figures for the airport from January to August are still down 1.5 per cent compared to last year.

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Winter fuel pay boost is hot news for expats By staff reporter BRITISH revelations that many of the 100,000 expat pensioners in Spain unable to claim the winter fuel allowance will soon get it is hot news. The potential payment windfall

will come as a welcome boost to tens of thousands, who for many years have felt slighted by being unable to claim the one-off payment despite having paid into the British state pension scheme all their lives.

But not ALL British pensions will be entitled to claim...and the payment will not automatically be made to anyone who at present does not receive it. Previously elderly expats could only receive the allowance if they

Daughter of missing actor in TV interview By Nicole Hallett THERE is still no sign of a former British actor, missing since leaving his home in La Cala de Mijas more than three weeks ago. The daughter of 65year-old John Leach who once starred in the 1990s TV series El Dorado is set to appear on a Spanish TV chat show next week.

“The hope is that someone watching the show may have seen him,” said Jessica. Last week Jessica organised a search party of 35 locals and expats searching the area where he was last seen by El Sheriff bar as well as La Cala Golf and Mercadona area. She is planning another for the end of this week or next.

John was last seen wearing a grey polo shirt.

had left Britain before they turned 60 and after the payment was brought in 1998. With the new terms of an EU ruling, expats need in future only have a ‘genuine and sufficient link to the UK’ to qualify. This includes having lived or worked in the UK for most of their lives. This means some of the longterm British expats now living in Spain, but following years abroad, including in the Middle East, may remain uneligible for the payment. People claiming the payment must have been born on or before July 5, 1951. The payment ranges from £200 (€250) for a household with a pensioner to £300 (€375) for families including someone older than 80. Those who have previously received the payment do not need to reapply, while those who have not should make their claim by March 31, 2013. Those whose partner’s are currently receiving the payment will also need to claim.

SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Unaffordable energy NORWAY - A study claims that Arctic oil and gas production will decrease by 2050 because of high costs and the development of alternative sources of energy.

Take a break SWEDEN - A 72-yearold man died at Lidköping hospital after his doctor and nurse went for lunch in the middle of his operation.

Too rich DENMARK Copenhagen has a surplus of 2.4 billion kroner (€322,090,754), which makes politicians unsure as to whether to cut taxes or save the money for a rainy day.


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‘Marbella 100’ looks to a special celebration A CELEBRATORY edition of the Golden Book of The 100 of Marbella/Costa del Sol 2013 is to be published later this year. Dedicated to Marbella, the Costa del Sol as well as to leading businessmen and women plus top professionals, the celebratory edition will also mark the 15th anniversary of the first edition of THE 100 OF MARBELLA, Marbella te Quiero and Los 100 in the World. The publishers are proud of additionally producing 14 other books in ‘THE 100’ series since 1997. As well as focusing on Marbella, they have spotlighted different places in the world, the latest edition being The 100 of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Also currently being compiled as part of The 100 collection are books on Budapest, Moscow and Panama. As The 100 of Marbella/Costa del Sol are the flagship books in the series, the Costa del Sol resort will also be highlighted in these new chosen locations. This year’s luxury hardcover Marbella book will have a print run of 2,000 and is being targeted at high-end clientele through distribution in key locations, in addition to copies being sold. The 15th anniversary book will include lots of items covering social life, pictures and editorials, and will be fully uploaded to the www.los100intheworld. com website. The 2013 edition of The 100 of Marbella will be presented at a gala evening with live music, fashion shows and an awards ceremony on December 14 at La Meridiana del Alabaradero.

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Countdown on to charity night in memory of Frank THE countdown is on to a grand Mijas La Cala Lions Club charity night later this month. Tickets are still available for the evening on September 22 when members and friends will gather at the Mijas Playa Restaurant in La

Cala for the President’s Cabaret Night being held in memory of the late Frank Bowles who died six months ago. Some funds from the evening with tickets priced at €40 - will go to the Cudeca Foundation.

“Frank and his wife Anne joined 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 in the previous year, into the Lions

Learning to grow safely WORKERS of street cleaning company FCC and their children took part in an ‘Industrial Safety Day’ at Fuengirola fairground. This event aims to create a ‘preventive culture’, according to Cleaning Services Councillor Pedro Vega. Around 50 adults and 25 children participated in different training and awareness-raising activities, games and contests for the children.

TAKING PART: Children and adults at Industrial Safety Day.

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,” he added. Frank’s widow remains actively involved with both the Diabetic Support Group and the Lions. The 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 are available from The Lions Shop or by phoning 952 493 749 or 647 532 878.



Stories making headlines from Russia

Environment concerns RUSSIA has decided to participate in the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, which limits global gas emissions, according to the newspaper Kommersant.

Assange case PRESIDENT Putin accused Britain of double standards over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition order to Sweden, from where he might be sent to the US.

Flying Putin VLADIMIR Putin could be seen in a puffy white suit piloting a motorised hand-glider as part of the ‘Flight of Hope’ project to help endangered Siberian crane populations.


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Plague of fleas LOCAL POLICE in the Cruz de Humilladero area of Malaga had to have their uniforms fumigated due to a plague of fleas. Several officers reported that they had been bitten and also found fleas in their helmets.

Fatal accident A MOTOR CYCLIST and a pedestrian died in an accident in the area of Congress Hall in Malaga. The pedestrian, 50, reportedly crossed the road and was hit by the motor cyclist, aged 56.

Runaway car AN empty car crashed into a bank in Paseo de Reding, Malaga. The driver had apparently forgotten to put on the handbrake and the vehicle rolled backwards down the hill.

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Secret animal lover rescues street cats AN anonymous animal lover has come to the rescue of scores of street cats in Estepona. The EWN two weeks ago reported that local youths were badly treating street cats in the El Faro area of Estepona Port which were being lovingly cared for through the support of Val Strahinja and loyal helpers. The cats have been regularly fed by Val and her friends, who have also arranged neutering and vet care. Following the publicity about the cats being treated cruelly and the threat that they faced removal when redevelopment starts in the area the owner of a cat refuge, who has requested to remain anonymous, contacted ADANA, the Estepona animal rescue charity, offering to save the animals.

CARING: Val is thankful the cats will be saved. “It’s like a miracle,” said Val. “We were at our wits’ end wondering what to do to save them.” Additionally, following the media attention, donations have been sent to ADANA to help Val and her group in their work of

trapping and paying for neutering the cats. “Most people are kind and want to help unwanted animals,” remarked Val. “A big thank you to all who have helped with publicity or donations,” she added.




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Newly-weds celebrate A BRITISH couple were the latest to celebrate their wedding at The Gibraltar Clubhouse.

A star night AROUND 7,500 people attended the first Gibraltar Music Festival. Gibraltarian and Spanish bands Noiz, Jet Stream and Atomica warmed up the crowd for the two headline acts Ali Campbell’s UB40 and the star turn Jessie J, who was a judge on the TV

support, and building up their self-esteem. There are around 400 clubhouses all over the world positive a making difference to people mental by affected health problems, helping them lead personally satisfying lives. Beccy, a qualified Mental Health Nurse said she is “very impressed with the clubhouse how and model successful it is.” For more information email Emily@clubhouse or call +350 5401 5662. Crowds gather. Inset: Jessie J belts out Price Tag.

After tying the knot at the Gibraltar Registry Office, Beccy and Billy Walsh had a surprise celebratory wedding lunch the

show ‘The Voice’ and performed during The Olympics Closing Ceremony. “To see planes landing and taking off with the backdrop of The Rock added to the supercharged atmosphere,” said Richard Shanley of Spectrum Radio.

next day. The Gibraltar Clubhouse Project seeks to serve members by giving them purpose and

Dozens to take to the sea in cardboard boats at marina DOZENS of sailors will take on the 1,000-metre course around the super-yachts of Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar at midday this Saturday for the Cardboard Boat Race. There will be prizes for original boats and costumes plus the Best Titanic Sinking.

Singer Zooney will be providing the music and there will be a major UK TV channel doing a spot of filming. Proceeds from the event will go to the GBC Open Day and The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group. More info +350 200 400 48



Stories making headlines from Gibraltar

Accident closes tunnel THE Keightley Way tunnel which links Rosia Bay to Europa Point was closed for over an hour on Tuesday after a car hit a bollard and overturned. A local woman inside the vehicle was injured while the man and child escaped unharmed.

Official visit FROM today (Thursday) until Sunday, the Director for the Europe, Mediterranean and Arab States Region of the International Award Association, Melek Munderrisgil, is visiting The Rock.

32 arrests POLICE made up to 32 arrests on Monday Gibraltar’s National Day - for a variety of offences.

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School attack mums fined TWO mothers attacked each other outside the school their daughters attended. The argument began after their daughters had earlier fallen out, a Malaga court was told. Now the mothers have been fined and ordered to pay compensation for the attack, dating back to June 2008.

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Fuel theft TWO men, aged 18 and 33, and a woman, 19, have been arrested in Malaga after stealing fuel from a lorry and damaging the vehicle.

Burglar jailed A MAN has been jailed for three years and nine months for stealing clothes, a television, mobile phone and computer equipment valued at €1,000 after breaking into a Malaga home.

Sexual assault A TWO-YEAR prison sentence awaits a man, 32, for sexually assaulting a woman he met through a mutual friend at a pub in Estepona in August 2005. The attacker has already paid the victim €5,000 compensation.


A BRITON has been arrested in Estepona after allegedly insulting people in bars who refused to give him money.


COLLISION: A man died after allegedly being hit by a taxi.

Taxi driver arrested in Fuengirola

A TAXI driver was arrested in Fuengirola for allegedly hitting a 49-year-old Colombian man who died in the accident. When police arrived on the scene in Avenida Ramon y Cajal, they found the man had been fatally injured by a vehicle and paramedics were only able to confirm his death.

The driver of the vehicle involved had allegedly fled the scene without helping the victim. The investigation led National Police to the taxi and evidence proved that it had been involved in the collision, so the driver was taken into custody charged with negligent manslaughter.

Stable threat

building stables in Alhaurin de la Torre in 2006.

MALAGA Public Prosecutor is seeking 18 months in prison for a man accused of illegally

Sexual abuse A MAN, 22, has been sentenced to

four years in prison for sexually abusing a minor in Marbella in 2010. The victim, 13 at the time, was a friend whom he had convinced to go with him to his home.

STEALING tools and other metal objects worth €2,000 has resulted in a 15month prison term for a man who broke into two properties in Istan. Police caught him as he was leaving with the stolen goods.

So unfriendly A MAN, 30, has been arrested in Estepona for allegedly attacking his partner and making her nose bleed after hitting her in the face.


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Parents payup for books ONLY the regional governments of Andalucia and Navarra are covering the cost of school textbooks. Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja and the Canary Islands, will not do so this year.

Britons sentenced in illegal property deal TWO Britons have been sentenced to a year each in prison for illegal property sales. In 2001, one of the two men

was the administrator of a society in Marbella which owned four properties. The members of the society

Mijas officially a great place THE decision to give Mijas ‘large municipality’ status was received with satisfaction by local and regional politicians. When debated recently by an Andalucia parliamentary committee all parties voted in favour of the proposal, although this must now be approved by a plenary meeting of the Chamber. “Bearing in mind the stance of all parties, we can already congratulate Mijeños,” announced Victor Gonzalez, regional MP and PP spokesman on the Local Administrations Committee. Mijas has many characteristics that make it a great municipality, Gonzalez said. NEW STATUS: Mijas has been given ‘large municipality’ status.

requested an evaluation of the land, the value of which was set at €6 million and it was agreed that they should be sold for this amount as long as all of the members agreed. However, the administrator sold the land to the other man for less than €1 million on the same day that the latter bought a company specifically for this purpose. Once they owned the land, several months later, they attempted to sell it to another society for €9.5 million. However, the sale did not go ahead because the prospective buyer realised there was a case pending. As well as the prison sentence, each of them must pay a fine of €1,080.

Woman mugged in broad daylight By Nicole Hallett A WOMAN was mugged in the middle of the day near a busy shopping area. The incident took place on Sunday on the road coming from the Miramar Shopping Centre in Mijas Costa by the River Park. “He grabbed my neck from behind and punched me to get at my bag,” said 39-year-old Inma Casado. “When I tried to fight back he threw me to the floor and punched my face, keeping it to one side so I could not see his face. He carried on punching me saying “I will kill you” over and over." A woman getting out of her car in a nearby carpark who had heard Inma’s screams alerted others to what was happening and the thief ran off, but not before he had ripped the bag from its straps and ran off with it.




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Breastfeeding mothers find new way to save some money AN increasing number of Spanish mothers are breastfeeding for longer. And indications are that the choice is in part based on the ongoing economic crisis and unemployment. Midwives believe that the crisis is motivating women to continue breastfeeding, according to Consuelo Martinez, Assistant Manager of Nursing at Murcia’s La Arrixaca hospital. “It’s as though they’ve been given a little push. Many say they have no choice,” she said. Midwives are also professionally using the crisis to persuade new mothers of the benefits of breastfeeding. “It’s cheap. It’s unadulterated. This is what we’ve always told mothers and now it’s an absolute necessity for very many of them,” said Martinez, who is also President of FAME, Spain’s association of midwives. There are women without money for BREAST IS BEST: More mothers are formula, she said. breastfeeding for longer to save Others who are out of work and money in the tough economic times. therefore remaining at home can breastfeed for longer than the four months that maternity leave would Nevertheless, the lack money is not last. the only reason why Spanish women And in cases where they do find are breastfeeding for longer than work, some are expressing the six months and freezing milk – it recommended by the Midwives believe lasts up to six World Health months – to Organisation, she that the crisis is continue saving maintained. motivating women money later. If twice as many to continue Not only are hardwomen still up mothers reported breastfeed at six breastfeeding to be preferring to months, this is also due breastfeed, but some are to the work and returning to washable cloth nappies encouragement of groups and because disposables are so expensive, organisations including the La Leche Consuelo Martinez revealed. League International, she said.

Free-fall to raise funds for disabled Tomas A FUNDRAISING tandem skydive is being organised to raise funds for Tomas Leighton. As many EWN readers will know, seven-year-old Tomas has cerebral palsy, is virtually blind, has epilepsy and suffers from global learning difficulties. The skydive will take place in November this year to raise funds for his ongoing treatments and therapies. Tomas has a Spanish registered charity, Tomas Leighton Care, which has a Facebook page and a website, which is regularly updated to keep supporters informed of his ongoing progress as a result of funds raised. If you are interested in helping Tomas by joining this skydiving fundraiser, please either go to and send an email, or visit ‘Support Tomas Leighton’ on Facebook and send a message. Alternatively, call 952 964 361 or 628 562 580.

Cyclists plan marathon charity ride TWO riders will set off this weekend to cycle from Bilbao to Malaga. Paul Bell and his friend Iain hope to cover the approximate 1,000 kilometres in 10 days, with each day adding coffers to the charities they are riding in aid of. They are Cancer Research UK,

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great causes which will touch most people’s lives at some time or another,” he added. “All the cash raised will be equally split between the three causes.” Online donations can be made through: paulbell

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More unemployment woe for Spain as figure tops 4.5 million WITH 4.63 million jobless, Spain proportionately has the highest unemployment anywhere in the industralised world. In August the unemployed ranks

increased for the fourth consecutive month. The EU’s fourth most important economy saw unemployment in the service industries last month increase by

42,391, followed by industry (6,748) and the building trade (2,482 ). Also in August 38,179 more people registered as unemployed. This brought the year’s total to 494,707 – a year-on-

year increase of 11.98 per cent – according to the Ministry of Labour. The national statistics institute INE uses a different system to calculate jobless, but corroborates the ministry’s findings. The 4.63 million out of work, representing 24.63 per cent of the working population, according to INE figures. Of these, 53 For 11 months the estate was per cent are young scoured for traces of the children people. and ground-penetrating georadar In July, the government equipment used in attempts to revised its earlier forecast locate them. that unemployment Ruth and Jose’s mother, Ruth would reach 24.3 per cent Ortiz, who is divorced from her by the end of the year husband, finally sought an and instead predicted independent analysis of bones that it would reach 24.6 and teeth recovered from the per cent. At the same bonfire at Las Quemadillas. time, it foresaw a slight An initial examination by improvement for 2013, forensic anthropologist Francisco with 23.3 per cent of the Exteberria, a professor of Legal working population and Forensic Medicine, revealed without jobs. they were human. Last month’s figures are “It was obvious at first sight,” discouraging, admitted he said. His findings have since Engracia Hidalgo, Junior been confirmed by other forensic Minister of Labour, but experts. August is traditionally a

Child murder-hunt pathologist sacked THE police pathologist who identified charred bones of sister and brother Ruth and Jose Breton as those of rodents has been sacked. A full police inquiry into how the blunder was made has opened, and steps are being taken to avoid such errors in the future, police have promised. Bones belonging to the two children, aged six and two, were found shortly after they disappeared on October 8 last year. Forensic pathologist Josefina Lamas, who trained as a doctor, dismissed their significance in her nine-page report. Their elimination from the

VICTIMS: Ruth (6) and Jose (2). investigation prolonged the case for almost a year, raising hopes that the children were still alive. Their father, now charged

with murder, allegedly drugged Ruth and Jose and later burned their bodies on land at Las Quemadillas, his parents’ home in Cordoba.

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Rise gets Aznar nearly €200,000 FORMER Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar earned €198,112 as a News Corporation board member last year. Aznar has worked for Australian-born Rupert Murdoch - embroiled in the UK phone hacking scandal - since 2006. His 2011 earnings in cash and shares as a nonexecutive director both increased by 7.6 per cent during the last tax year. He received €86,112 in cash, and €112,000 in News Corporation shares “His wide experience, including the period as president of the Spanish government, contribute knowledge, experience and an international perspective to the board,” said News Corporation when Aznar was first appointed. The former president’s ‘firm policy’ on international terrorism received particular emphasis, together with Spain’s ‘close relationship’ with the US. The US-based multinational company is now proposing to add another former president, Alvaro Uribe of Colombia, to its board. Another name to be submitted to shareholders next month is that of Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labour in George W Bush’s Cabinet from 2001 to 2009.

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Urdangarin linked to €9m payouts SUMS paid to Iñaki Urdangarin’s non-profit making sports foundation, Instituto Noos, were allegedly diverted to other companies. Most of approximately €9 million paid into Noos’s current account at La Caixa between March 2004 and July 2007 was transferred to seven commercial concerns, reported El Pais newspaper. These were either owned solely by the king’s son-inlaw or in partnership with his business associate Diego Torres. The largest amounts came from directlyawarded administration contracts which were not put up for tender, Spain’s widest-read daily has claimed. Urdangarin and Torres, together with their wives, received €3 million from Instituto Noos, police believe, following analysis

ONGOING ENQUIRY: Urdangarin under investigation. of the La Caixa current account and 39 more at six other banks. All were in the name of Urdangarin’s companies and almost twothirds of the money – €1.9 million – appears to have

Mayor eats and awaits talks A MAYOR is due to have talks with Central Government after plans for five solar energy plants were called off. Angel Vadillo, Mayor of Alburquerque in Badajoz, abandoned a 90-day long hunger strike after the Industry Ministry agreed to talk to him. He had been on hunger strike in front of the ministry in Madrid since June 11 after walking 639Kms in protest at the government’s change of heart for Alburquerque, which has more than 40 per cent unemployment.

gone to Torres and his wife. The remaining €1.1 million supposedly went to Urdangarin and Princess Cristina. Urdgangarin and Torres have denied such claims.




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MARBELLOUS: As featured in The Sun newspaper.

Marbella hailed ‘the party town’

FORGET Ibiza and Las Vegas, Marbella has now been coined ‘the real party town.’ The Sun, Britain’s most famous tabloid newspaper, in a centre-page report said the Costa del Sol resort is all about partying hard and being seen. After spending a long weekend in Marbella The Sunday Sun quoted: “There are plenty of beach clubs in Marbella but we loved Sala Beach. This boutique establishment has a fantastic atmosphere

with everyone soaking up the sun and having a great time.... “With live music all day, delicious food and drinks, we found it hard to drag ourselves away.” Ian Radford, Sala Group’s Chairman said: “Marbella has long been a party playground for the social elite, with so much to choose from we are happy Sala Beach and AQWA Mist is at the top of The Sun’s list.”

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illegal, the Councillor for New Technologies has claimed.


Monday move

New hotel plan

ALL Bank Holidays should be moved to Mondays by local town councils in a bid to save €788 million, the Government of Valencia has said.

A FOUR-STAR hotel and 427 new homes have been given the goahead by Nerja Council following approval of a planning project.

Gang arrested

Cheers to wine

EIGHT Romanians have been arrested for raids on homes, businesses, industrial plants, fuel tanks and farms by Alicante Provincial Police Brigade.

FIVE hundred litres of wine and 400 kilos of grapes were distributed at the XII Moclinejo Wine Festival in Moclinejo, attended by 6,000 people.

Jail threat A COUPLE who falsified an accident report should be jailed for two years and fined €2,160, Alicante’s Prosecutor has said.


Fake contracts FIVE people who charged €600€1,300 to provide immigrants with fake work contracts have been arrested by National Police in Almeria and El Ejido.

Small quake AN EARTHQUAKE woke families in Adra and Balerma after recording 3.3 on the Richter Scale but no damage or

MALLORCA FLASHBACK: Maria Wilson (right) with Jeff Wiszniewski and Sarah Bavington at the charity football day in July.

Charity gets €9,000 gift MORE than €9,000 has been donated by San Fulgencio local community to the Asociación Española Contra el Cancer (AECC). They had organised a series of fundraising events including a charity golf day, auction and a football match fun day against the San Fulgencio local police. “All the funds raised for the AECC go personal injuries were reported.

Today’s lesson A RELIGIOUS teacher sacked

to our head office and will be used for mammograms, cervical and prostate cancer awareness and the screening and early detection programmes plus research,” said Maria Wilson, President of AECC Torrevieja who received the €9,152.45 cheque from Sarah Bavington and Paul ‘Doc’ Docherty from Urbanisation La Marina.

for marrying a German divorcee has not been readmitted to her position by the Bishopric of Almeria despite a ruling by the Constitutional Court.


Masts illegal ALMOST one third of the 72 mobile phone masts in Velez are

Online certificate THE certificate for residents to travel to mainland Spain can now be applied for online at

Theatre date THE new auditorium in Manacor will be ready for next month’s Theatre Festival, Mayor Antoni Pastor has pledged.

Learning days NURSERY, primary and secondary students in the Balearics will have 176 days at school during the 2012-13 academic year.

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Stat of week ALMOST 4,750 bankruptcies were declared in Spain in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 34.3 per cent on the same period in 2011.




Lack of loans slows progress IT is more difficult to get a bank loan in Spain than almost any other country in the world. And with affordable bank loans currently thin on the ground, Spain’s economy is becoming less competitive. Banks attach stringent pointers to

extending loans after getting their fingers badly burnt when the property bubble burst. This is highlighted in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) rankings, which situate Spain’s global competitiveness at 122 out of the 144 countries examined. Added to the banks’ reluctance to lend money, Spain also lost WEF marks owing to the difficulties in reining in the deficit. This reached 8.9 per cent in 2011 and Rajoy’s government will struggle to EUROPEAN solar panel makers believe China reach the 6.3 per cent fixed by is providing national firms with subsidies so Brussels for this year, the WEF they can sell solar panels abroad below their predicted. market value. If found guilty, the firms could Even so Spain retained its face anti-dumping tariffs on exports. 2011 ranking at 36th for competitiveness, six places higher than in 2010. But it remains lower than LUXURY brand Hermes Estonia at 33rd and even International has accused LVMH, Ireland, which needed an EU owners of Louis Vuitton, of bail-out in 2010, which using insider information outperformed Spain to take ‘and manipulation’ to 29th spot. increase its holding in the Spain managed to hold on company to more than 22 to last year’s competitiveness per cent. ranking thanks to infrastructure - it came sixth for its rail network - as well as THE average price of a cabbage for families in computer technology, primary northern Nunavut, Canada, is €22.70, with a and secondary education and need for all fresh produce to be flown in daily business schools. at around €5.80 per kilo. Life expectancy in Spain was a further plus, but conditions for hiring and firing workers and flexibility regarding RUSSIA spent almost €160 million salaries all received the WEF preparing Vladivostock, its North Pacific thumbs-down. Worse still was port, to host the 2012 Asia-Pacific its evaluation for Economic Co-operation summit, which productivity and has just ended. remuneration, limping in at 133 out of the 144.


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Zara looks to BY the end of this year, Inditex, which owns the Zara brand of clothing, will have 425 outlets in China. This will make the Asian Tiger the second biggest market for the Spanish company, where earlier this year the number of outlets stood at just 275. Spain is still the firm’s biggest

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Samsung outsmarts Apple ALMOST 50 per cent of the world’s smartphone market is dominated by Apple and Samsung. Currently - and perhaps surprisingly to many - Samsung has the edge on Apple, following the release of its Galaxy SIII model earlier this year.



The down-to-earth facts of a community satellite dish Does a member of a community have to pay for its satellite dish?


Some time ago, the urbanisation community where I live installed a satellite dish. We were told that it was the law and we had no choice. The installation came also with a maintenance contract which finished this year. Our president has signed for a new contract at a cost of €1,000. Has he the right You and the Law in Spain to do this? Just before our last By David Searl Annual General Meeting (AGM) I was informed every citizen has the right to have a private satellite system. Therefore my questions are: 1. Must the community prove that I voted in favour and if I did not vote for something, do I have to pay for the ongoing maintenance contract for a satellite system? 2. Has the president the authority to spend community money without approval from the general meeting? 3. If I decide to opt for my own dish, must I pay the community maintenance charge? K S (Costa Blanca) Firstly, the community does not have to prove you voted in favour of some measure. The only time this proof is really necessary is when the dissident intends to protest a vote of the AGM. He must then make sure that his negative vote is registered in the official minutes of the meeting. Secondly, the president is not permitted to spend community money without AGM approval. However, this is normally routinely passed for ongoing costs, including a gardener or antenna maintenance. Thirdly, you are not obligated to pay for the antenna maintenance if you do not make use of it. Now for the bad news. Yes, you have the right to have a private satellite system. However, you do not have the right to install a dish on your balcony or terrace, which alters the appearance of the building. If you can find a way to mount your antenna, perhaps on the roof, this will be acceptable, as long as it is not visible. The idea of the original law is to do away with the unsightly clutter of individual antennae.


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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Football and Olympics create TV surge TOP-OF-THE-RANGE television sales soared in the UK early on in the build-up to the European Football Cup, the London Olymic Games, helping Dixons to increase first-quarter sales by 5 per cent.


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A GLOOMY outlook for the UK has been forecast by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) think-tank which predicts the nation will fail to pull out of double-dip recession in the current quarter.

AN average house in the UK cost £160,256 (€200,230) in August, a 0.4 per cent decrease on July. The fall reverses increases in May and June, with prices returning to January’s levels.


ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND is to close its precious metals trading operation, industry sources revealed. It was halting commodities research owing to an internal review, the bank confirmed.

£££ EXPENSE claims from MPs have increased 25 per cent over the last 12 months. The total bill will be almost as high as it was before the expenses scandal broke in 2009, official figures revealed.

Now independent Croatia puts its head in EU noose LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson is one of those people able to reduce complex problems and ideas to more manageable proportions. Love him or loathe him, he is an able journalist, editor and politician who prefers not to ‘pull his Jim punches’. Collins On returning from a holiday in Costa Blanca Croatia, he wrote in the Daily Telegraph a rather BEAUTIFULLY INDEPENDENT: But Croatia is set to become part of the EU next July! sad little item. Historically, after struggles to succeed, its even Ireland are fair creeping humiliations. Ireland fought for declaring itself free of the government has applied examples, and what for centuries to rid itself of the disintegrating Yugoslavian for membership of the EU. them has been gained? Could it be that after hated English occupiers, Federation, Croatia The dirty deed (‘placing became enmeshed in a its head in the noose,’ as years of having all only to meekly hand itself devastating war that cost Boris puts it) is due to take decisions forced upon over to the mandarins of thousands of lives and place next July, and like them, they no longer have Brussels. Poland and the Baltic ended only with the Serbs the London politician I the confidence to govern States are further being ousted in 1995. cannot fathom what themselves? What made Spain so examples. What did they By then the fledgling makes a people so new state had its own recently liberated from a willing to labour beneath expect to gain by joining independent parliament dictatorial tyranny give the yoke of the EU after the euro and renouncing and legal system, and in themselves so willingly to throwing off that of the their flowering independence? Are they looking 1994 its own currency to another. Brussels may not Franco years? Similarly, Portugal was over their shoulders now, replace the Yugoslav dinar. be as cruel as was Serbia, In the ensuing 18 years but it is, nevertheless, an for many years under the wondering when the iron dictatorship of Salazar, and hand of Brussels will clamp Croatia became a unelected dictatorship. the people down as it has upon What is it that makes a perhaps prosperous nation boasting all the trappings nation so keen to thought nothing could be Greece, Portugal and soon, perhaps, Spain? and advantages of a relinquish its hard-won worse. Now they have Were all these states independence? Spain, modern European state. Yet now, after all the Portugal, Greece, Italy and surrendered the right to seduced by the EU’s early govern themselves, whilst largesse? Perhaps they bending the knee to all the should have considered other non-democratic the bible story of Esau, the controls the EU has seen man who sold his MERCEDES-BENZ sold 91,316 vehicles fit to impose. birthright for a ‘mess of worldwide last month, a record for Greece suffered the potage’, and remembered traditionally slow August. colonels, managing at last that there are no free Compared to one year ago, to claw its way back to lunches, especially when this represented a 4.5 per democracy, only to accept dealing with the cent increase. the euro with all its unscrupulous.

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Costa del Sol BANKING security has once again been compromised. While Switzerland’s banking secrecy has been under attack from international tax authorities, it has also been facing a second threat – stolen data. What typically happens is an employee copies confidential client data onto a disk and then either hands it over to a foreign tax authority or, in some cases, sells it to them. The latest case involves Swiss private banking group Julius Baer. On 26th August Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported that an employee of the bank had stolen data on accounts owned by German clients. A spokesperson for the bank then admitted that it had launched an internal investigation and discovered a case of data abuse. He said they were contacting the potentially affected clients. The employee has been fired and arrested. Under Swiss secrecy laws bank employees can face a jail term if they divulge client information. It is reported that the data was acquired by the German tax authorities, who paid an undisclosed sum for it. If this is true, the German authorities are likely to use the information to investigate tax evasion and prosecute where they find evidence. The state in question, North-Rhine Westphalia, has a history of buying stolen data and using it


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to collect unpaid taxes. Julius Baer already has a troubled relationship with the German authorities. Last year it paid €50 million to end an investigation over undeclared assets; an investigation which came about following another instance of data theft. Earlier in August German officials reportedly raided Julius Baer clients over tax evasion. This followed raids on Credit Suisse clients in July. The use of stolen data to track down and prosecute tax evaders may be controversial, but tax authorities in various countries are increasingly offered confidential bank data and are using it to aid their antitax evasion efforts. In July, German media reported cases of data theft from UBS AG, Switzerland’s largest bank, as well as the Zurich branch of Coutts. The German edition of the Financial Times reported that German tax officials offered €3.5 million for the Coutts CD which contained details of 1,000 clients. Both banks have since said that they have not found any evidence of data theft. Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse SA also admitted it had looked into the possibility of data theft, but did not divulge the results. It is no coincidence that stolen data is often offered to

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German authorities. German taxpayers hold an estimated €150 billion in Swiss accounts and the government loses an estimated €30 billion a year to tax evasion. However other countries also receive and benefit from stolen client data. According to reports from Bloomberg in May, people at two Swiss banks passed over client data to the UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The banks were not named, other than to say one is foreign owned and has clients based in over 100 jurisdictions. The UK tax authority was reported to be checking the data before beginning to contact the taxpayers in question, and to be sharing the information with other countries. When questioned HMRC neither confirmed nor denied the story, simply stating: “We get information from a

wide variety of sources which we carefully examine to make sure everyone pays the right tax. Tackling tax evasion is a top priority and the days of hiding money offshore to evade UK tax have gone.” HMRC has already been actively investigating tax evasion using information from a previous case of data theft, the infamous “Falciani list”. An IT employee of HSBC Geneva, made a disk containing information on 79,000 HSBC clients from 180 countries. He handed it over to the French authorities who passed it on to several tax departments in Europe. HMRC is believed to have received over 6,000 names and has been working through them ever since. Its most high profile prosecution so far involved a wealthy property developer, who in July was found guilty of using an undisclosed Swiss bank account to evade tax and made to pay around £830,000. The Spanish tax authorities are thought to have received

3,000 names from the list. Last year it was reported that they had already collected €300m as a result. Data theft is not the only way Swiss banking secrecy is being breached. The Swiss banking industry will be more concerned about the way international tax authorities have been able to force them to disclose private client information. Most famously UBS agreed to pay a $780 million penalty in 2009 and hand over data on 4,700 American owned accounts, to settle a tax dispute with the US. Eleven Swiss financial firms are being investigated by the US authorities for allegedly helping their US clients hide assets away from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Swiss banks are not the bastion of security they once were. The consequences for anyone failing to declare assets held in Switzerland are likely to be very costly. It is essential that you only ever use legitimate tax planning arrangements. These vary from country to country so you should seek advice from an international tax planning and wealth management firm on which arrangements are effective and compliant in your country of residence.

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It does not pay to always be nice girl MOST who have made it in the big bad they have earned or the professional lives world of business have more than likely they want, because they do not take the done so by being tough and pushy. actions necessary to get these things. It is not a case of just being pretty and Obviously, being nice and considerate are pleasant. ingredients of success, but according to Donald Trump did not make his millions experts so, too, is being impolite and cutworrying about what his apprentices think throat. It’s a case of a little bit of both. of him, while selfSo how do nice girls turn worshipping Pop Idol creator into winning women? Simon Cowell certainly does First off, super-nice-girls not shy away from telling need to erase the messages people exactly what he they were taught as children thinks of them. According to which cause them to try to experts, many women please everyone around. By A look though not all - suffer from pleasing other people, a at finance being too nice, and this holds woman will only ever live a for females them back in financial and life set by other people’s career terms. expectations of her. Jane Plunkett This super-nice-girl Next, learn to say ‘no’. If jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. syndrome, the experts say, you have a full-time job, look com stems from mannerisms a after elderly parents, your young girl has been taught in childhood as children and do most of the grocery being appropriate for a lady. shopping, then politely decline other things Nice girls suffer from a ‘need to please’ asked of you that will add unnecessary and put the requirements of others before pressure and stress to your life. their own. And watch out! Having to smile, not being pushy or loud, Nice girls who want to change often face taking care of others and acting like a lady resistance from those who want them to (from the 50s) are all behaviours that 21st stay as they have always been. Be mentally century women still find themselves ready to face resistance and do not let it adhering to through social conditioning. scare you away from your new goals. The downside is that some women do not Taking charge of life means taking risks. win the respect they deserve, the success Are you ready to take charge?

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Everything rosy Down Under but things different for Spain SPAIN is likely to be toppled as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12th-largest economy to Australia later this year. This will reverse estimates at the start of the year when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calculated that Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be

$3,000 million smaller than Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by the last quarter of 2012. Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GDP of $1.386 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.126bn) is likely to be overtaken by Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1.379 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.121bn), Bloomberg has predicted. Debt-ridden Spain, beset by

GROWING ECONOMY: Canberra, the Australian capital, is enjoying the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing success, with the country not facing recession since 1981.

economic recession, cannot compete with Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s substantial investment in resources, the international finance experts believe. Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy contracted 0.4 per cent in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. In contrast, Australia has not entered recession for 21 years and its economy grew by 3.7 per cent between April and June 2012. Unemployment now standing at 24.63 per cent is another factor dragging down the Spanish economy. There are proportionately more people out of work in Spain than anywhere in the EU and additionally at any time since the return to democracy almost 37 years ago. Australia has just 5 per cent unemployment and expects to finish the financial year with a budget surplus. Hardly surprising, then, that it receives the top debt grade from the three principal ratings agencies. Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt, meanwhile, is now ranked as Baa3 by Moodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, just one step away from junk status.





Gas giant probe THE European Commission is formally investigating whether Russian gas giant Gazprom abuses its position as market leader by obstructing competitors, pushing prices up in central and eastern Europe.








AMERICAN children on average receive the equivalent of â&#x201A;Ź2.37 for every milk tooth left under their pillows although some get up to â&#x201A;Ź15.81, a Visa survey shows.

Not so prudent ITALYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S third-largest bank - the Monte dei Paschi founded 540 years ago - is troubled by hefty Italian government bond holdings hit by the euro crisis following centuries of prudent management.

POPULAR : Ice cream sales are hotting up.

Rain no dampener as the UK scoops up ice cream sales By Business Editor Brendan Small ICE CREAM quite understandably is a favourite with most throughout the hot summer months in Spain. But it is surprising that ice cream sales in the UK are soaring. This year the summer weather in the UK has been the dampest on record, and other years in the recent past have left the majority of British wishing for much better weather, with only odd sunny days. Combine this with tightening of purse strings in the tough economic times, and it is even more of a shock that ice cream sales last year hit the ÂŁ1 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.25bn) mark, up from ÂŁ998 million (â&#x201A;Ź1.247 bn) in 2010. With sales figures looking so sweet, it is obvious nothing can dampen the spirits of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ice cream lovers. And a survey by Mintel, a global research and consumer use company with offices worldwide, including London, shows that in the last five years the UK ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt market overall has experienced more than 19 per cent value growth to this year reach ÂŁ1.1 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.37bn) up from ÂŁ910 million (1.137bn) in 2007.

Although only accounting for 1 per cent of all ice cream sales, frozen yoghurt has been the star performer of the ice cream sector with the market having risen by 50 per cent between 2009 and 2011 from ÂŁ4 million (â&#x201A;Ź5m) to ÂŁ6 million (â&#x201A;Ź7.5m). â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the market has been fuelled by inflation which has seen the average price per litre of ice cream rise by more than a quarter over the past five years, ice cream remains an affordable treat for most of the British,â&#x20AC;? said Amy Price, Senior Food Analyst at Mintel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The relatively cheap cost of ice cream is one of the most important drivers of underlying growth throughout the economic downturn, helping to position it as an affordable treat.â&#x20AC;? Globally, Norway spends the most per head on ice cream at ÂŁ33 (â&#x201A;Ź41.25), followed by Australia, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. The UK ranks in 10th place with ÂŁ17 (â&#x201A;Ź21.25) per head spend. However, in terms of who is eating the most, the USA tops the list, with 17 litres per head, way ahead of its nearest competitors Australia with 10.3 litres per head and Norway at 10.2. To end on a sweet note, as many as 85 per cent of all British buy ice cream.

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Ex-soldier and civil servant looks to more film stardom From army soldier and civil servant to becoming an actor, Billie Gaddess has now set his sights on promoting films in Spain. Nicole Hallett reports. Previous jobs? (Emmerdale) and Andrew Allsopp (Dead After school I joined the army, then Frequency). It is possibly out this Christmas became a civil servant for most of my on television. working life. Future plans? How did you get involved in acting? After Adhoc Theatre’s production of ‘Allo ‘Allo! I joined a theatre group in San in November, as Rene, I will Fulgencio, Costa Blanca. While concentrate on a film project to be offered the main part, I felt it shot on the Costa Blanca. I am was too much for a first time also starting Siesta Film actor deciding instead to help Productions to give actors in backstage. Six days before Spain a chance to make film curtain-up one of the cast fell and TV work a reality. ill and I stood in. Film work Most like to play? then followed Inspector Clouseau. I think I Acted in? would be better than Steve Martin. Six theatre productions on the Costa Proudest achievement? Blanca. My first role in a film was a debt Appearing in front of 600 for my first collector in Dead Frequency, and my performance at Adhoc Theatre, Rojales, in latest the lead role in The Hit. 2010 after pushing for the theatre to open. What is ‘The Hit’ about? Tell me something not many know? Corruption in a local council. I play a While at the Moscow State Circus during a doctor and councillor on the take. Fellow visit in 1987, I met British double agent Kim actors include James Conlon Philby who was sitting behind me. Read the full interview on

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Vital Statistics • From: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK • Lives: Torrevieja (Alicante) • Age: 55 • Status: Married • Hobbies: Cooking, fishing, flying gliders, writing, and acting • In Spain: Six years • Best thing about Spain: Beaches • Worst: Getting something done • Favourite movie: Ice Cold In Alex • Most like to meet: Peter Sellars


Fiery problem MANY fires this summer were deliberate. Soldering irons, fireworks and cigarette ends also played a part, but authorities feel exonerated if they can claim that fires are intentional. Even if less were left to chance, with deadfalls and woodland debris religiously removed and firebreaks maintained, fires would still occur. But whether deliberate or accidental they would spread less rapidly and their effects would be less devastating.

More hypocrisy JUSTICE MINISTER Alberto RuizGallardon is dismantling the 2010 abortion law. But the hardline anti-abortion lobby should wait before hailing this as a triumph. A total ban on termination would lose votes even

from PP supporters and abortion will instead be permitted if a mother’s physical or mental health is at risk or when rape results in pregnancy. Consequently, there will be no fewer abortions, merely more lies and hypocrisy.



EU winter fuel payments rule ‘ridiculous’ I FOUND comments by British politician Iain Duncan Smith published in British newspapers recently both ridiculous and insulting. How could he say that following an EU ruling on winter fuel payments that he plans to block allowances to British old-age pensioners living abroad by means of ‘a temperature test’. I have subsequently written to him, stating I find it insulting that he is trying to deprive people who have paid into the UK system all their working lives of their rightful dues. If this was a ‘means tested’ allowance in the UK then I could give some credence to it but it would appear that providing you reside in the UK then it does not matter if you have £1 or £1 million in your bank, you are still entitled to it. I live in a small town 25 miles south of Alicante, which, if you do not know, is on the Costa Blanca. Frequently in the winter we suffer temperatures below freezing. Is it ‘ridiculous’ of me to expect some help? Anthony Wagstaff, by email

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Snapped! By Vicky Knill from Madrid

IF you can’t beat them, join them, is what the motto of Fuengirola Town Hall must have been when they came up with the beach massage service this summer (Costa del Sol, Issue 1418). I am referring to reports in previous summers of them cracking down on the people illegally offering beach massage. Makes sense, really. Nick Poole, Fuengirola (Malaga)

IN a letter to Spanish newspaper Las Provincias , Maria Teresa Ricart Vines said she was amazed at the superior level of English in Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands. She asked why Spaniards do not have a similar level of English after spending so many school years trying to learn it. As a retired English teacher I ask does dubbing exist in the movie theatres and TV broadcasts of those countries or only here in Spain? A student from Mexico told me that all the English-speaking films

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WHILE visiting the south of Spain recently I was struck by how much the crisis had affected the local area. So many shops and bars closed, and far fewer visitors than normal. I really feel for the local people who are caught up in this difficult situation. I believe this picture of the Marbella sign above the quarry is an adequate visual metaphor for the current state of Spain.


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she had seen were in the original version with subtitles and she had never heard of dubbing until she arrived in Valencia. Her English was so proficient because she had been able to practise the language learned in school through movies and TV. If learning English is a high priority, would it not be better to get rid of dubbing? Richard M McBride, Benidorm (Alicante)

Buses dilemma IN regards to Keith Nicol’s article (Issue 1364) about Torrevieja's new smart cards being required from September 16. My existing card was refused by a bus driver, having been shown as expired on his card-reading device, on Monday the 3rd. I was just testing and did not make the trip. It has occurred to me that those who happen to have read about this are relatively fortunate in having been forewarned; there must be many passengers who will not understand why their cards are now being rejected.

I seem to recall seeing a reference to an office at No. 1 Avenida (Doctor) Gregorio Marañon as the place to apply. Do you know about that? Roger McCutcheon, La Siesta Editor’s note: Keith Nicol says the cards can be renewed in the old town hall building at the corner of Ramon Gallud and Calle Maldonado at no cost for another 12 months. For those that did not join the scheme last year there is a €35 charge.

VAT poser WHILE I understand the reasoning behind the VAT increases - to put more money into the empty governmental coffers - if people don’t have the money to spend, surely this will be detrimental to the economy? Either the businesses absorb the hike or the consumer will not buy as many things as I doubt their salaries will increase along with the rise. The result will be the same; businesses not doing as well and maybe closing down. At least basic food items, medicine and school items have remained unaffected. Jessy Johnson, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Night discord How many of us have had the experience of going out at night to listen to some live music, only

13 - 19 September 2012 Costa del Sol for the police to turn up halfway through to put an end to the proceedings? This seems to be becoming more and more prevalent in the towns on the Costa Blanca and has been happening throughout the summer at a time when bar owners are hoping to make some money and holiday-makers are looking for entertainment. Usually, it is the result of one person making a phone call to the police to complain. In the UK, we have a name for the type of person who goes straight to the police over the slightest grievance - Grass! By cutting off the music the police are causing the bars concerned to lose custom, which means they may have to cut down on staff and buy less from Spanish wholesalers. A discreet word with the bar owner could have easily resolved the issue without any far-reaching consequences. Brian Mullins, Moraira (Alicante)

Wedding bliss IT is great that Orihuela Town Hall will be offering more pleasant locations for people to get married (Costa Blanca South, Issue 1419). I hope that all town halls in Spain will offer this service so that people can get married in botanical gardens, parks, plazas and on beaches. They could also offer services for people to hold receptions there with tents set up. They would pay the municipality a fee for use of space and hire outside caterers. Vicki Hampton, Torrevieja (Alicante)

Wrong assumption IN his letter (Issue 1416), R Nedelec said I should be ashamed of myself for being preoccupied with bulls when I eat them. He automatically assumed that I ate meat. While I cannot say that meat has never passed my lips like him, I do not currently eat meat nor wear any materials made from animals. I am not a vegan, but do only buy eggs and dairy if they are free range. However, this is not my point. He says that if people eat meat they should not care about the torture of animals for amusement. I disagree. If you can make people aware that this is cruel, the next step is the treatment of livestock raised for human consumption. Jasmine Forrest, Estepona (Malaga)

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Mallorca designated a Mecca for cyclists: Heaven help us!

ROAD MENACE: Lycra-clad pedal-pushers.

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT island of Mallorca. We have just been declared â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a Mecca for cyclistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Well, all I can say is heaven help us. It is already well nigh impossible to go any distance at all without finding yourself behind

hordes of shiny bums pumping up and down. Something really has to be done. The accident rate is steadily rising (mostly borne out of motorist frustration) with even the odd fatality. The whole shebang must be somehow brought under control. Firstly, all cyclists should all be licensed in exactly the same way as

motorised vehicles. In the event they break the rules of the road, the full weight of the law should be brought to bear; with the same points system and possible loss of licence. I think cyclists should also only be allowed to traverse the highways at designated times, so motorists will at least be able to avoid their presence. They

should never be allowed to ride more than two abreast and always give way to pedestrians and other roads users. Using the pavement should bring an automatic disqualification. Putting these people in the same bag as the eco-friendly, GM food and the green brigade simply has to stop. There are now growing hordes of arrogant â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sub Angelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; who already consider themselves above the laws of normal road users. These packs are getting bigger and bigger. If they were hoodies, the public would be really worried. Well, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lycra hoodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beyond the realms of possibility. Is anyone listening out there; somehow I doubt it. Keep the Faith, Love Leapy

FURTHER to your column â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken prideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Issue 1417); all developed countries have their own unique problems as any in a democratic society. Britain is in no way a broken society, though many things need fixing and updating. If we could just concentrate on the great things that have been going on in the UK including the Olympics and all other positive aspects in society I think that would serve to inspire young people more. Britain may not be an empire any more but it still has great influence in many countries in the world. Everything has a cause and effect. If people feel they are on the margins of society then that has to be seen and changes made. Keep positive! Arthur Cascoe, by email


TO me the only difference between Hells Angels and an ever-increasing faction of lycra-clad yobbo cyclists is the fact that the the pedal-pushers have no engines. This cycling minority wear â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;coloursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. They are riddled with drug scandals. They commandeer the roads, treat traffic laws with complete distain and are only thinner than their leather-clad cousins because they physically propel their machines. Now they are wallowing in the glory of their Olympic success I really dread to think where it will all end up. How many will now want to emulate the success of Bradley Wiggins - a man whose ego seems to grow by the day. I shudder to think. It is even worse for those who live on this

Britain not broken...






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Help! The doublebedded room made me pregnant!

Breaking Views

WITH the holiday season almost over, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) must be bracing itself for the inevitable post-holiday complaints. Like the one sent in by a woman who returned to Britain with an unusual holiday souvenir: “My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room, but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant.” Her complaint and scores like it, compiled by ABTA, do nothing to dispel the cliché that the Brits are a nation of whingers! Now some readers may have read my own rant here about hotels some weeks ago; others with maybe a bit too much time on their hands may do so via the website, while many may be a lot more interested in reading about the following that ended up in ABTA’s files. Some British tourists complained their holidays were spoiled because “the beach was too sandy” and “no

one told us there would be fish in the sea; the children were startled.” One angry wife declared that “topless sunbathing should be banned” because her “holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women.” Complaints from British tourists about Spain are particularly telling. For some, there are “too many Spanish people.” “The receptionist speaks Spanish.” “The food is Spanish.” “There are too many foreigners; we had to queue outside with no airconditioning.” Others think it should be explained in brochures that “the local store doesn’t sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts and local shopkeepers shouldn’t be lazy and close in the afternoons because I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time.” Maybe those who whinged they’d been bitten by mosquitoes – “no one said they could bite” – were the same

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.

ones who sought compensation for a spoiled excursion they’d booked to a water park: “No one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.” Good grief! What’s up with these guys? I’d be more than happy to be bitten by a mosquito while standing in a non air-conditioned queue waiting for the shop to open after siesta time so I could buy some local biscuits to eat while I went swimming, because it would mean I WAS having a holiday!

POSITIVE: Are you being serious?

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.

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BBC3 8:00pm The World’s Strictest Parents 9:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 10:00pm Edinburgh Comedy Festival Live 11:00pm Wilfred 11:20pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:00am Edinburgh Comedy Festival Live 3:00am Don’t Tell the Bride 3:55am Bad Education

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5:20am 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 headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Steve Scott with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

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Age Care Fashion Show 2012 AGE CARE ASSOCIATION recently held their Annual Fashion Show at the Casablanca Restaurant in Calahonda. A total of €1,217 was raised from the sale of clothes and €206 from the raffle on the night. All the clothes and accessories had been donated to the Age Care Charity Shop in El Zoco, Calahonda, and were modelled by volunteers who work in the shop. The 78 guests were offered a glass of Cava on arrival followed by a buffet. The fashion show began with budget wear outfits priced from 50 cents. A selection of suits, black and white outfits, daywear and designer outfits followed. The finale showed off the models in party wear escorted by husbands and friends in black tie finery. In total 125 outfits made their way down the catwalk. There was also a raffle with 25 prizes including a Sunday Carvery for two at

BUDGET WEAR: Age Care volunteers model the range. the Casablanca’s sister restaurant Bogart’s in Calahonda, a hair and beauty treatment donated by The Works in Calahonda and a food hamper donated by Tags in Calypso. While presenting bouquets of flowers to charity shop manager Beverley Morland who organised the show and deputy manager Ann Garton, Age Care treasurer Tony Bellamy thanked them for making the event such a success. He also thanked the

volunteers for their support. Meanwhile, the executive of Age Care Association “has agreed to give a €1,000 donation to the fund being raised to help those who had suffered losses in the recent fires in the area,” said Bellamy. “Age Care would like to thank everyone involved for being so generous with their time, support and, of course, donations for such a worthwhile cause,” he added. Age Care Association

Expert to give talk about spine and nervous system A CHIROPRACTOR will be giving a talk at Age Concern’s Drop-In-Centre today (Thursday) in Estepona. Mark Lane will be basing his talk on

the spine and nervous system. All are welcome to attend this event which starts at 10.30am. The centre is on Calle Zaragoza 25.

Guests at the Fashion Show. (Costa del Sol) is a fully registered caring

organisation helping older people who may not

always be able to help themselves.

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HAD intended to write an article about Bedlam, more specifically the Bethlem Hospital for the Insane. Partly my interest was due to the derivation of the word bedlam (meaning chaos and disorder, like my life) and also due to the longevity of the institution which has been respectively mentioned by Shakespeare and (more melodramatically) by Charles Dickens. Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an Bedlam became a by- MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently word for the teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). mistreatment of the mentally impaired and those suffering from an excess BEDLAM: The Bethlem Royal is a of melancholia (a much gentler term than depression) and conjured up images of stinking, crowded cells full of deranged and drooling figures covered in hair and human filth. It has been well documented that wealthy Londoners would Rest and recreation at Bedlam pay to watch the unfortunate probably consisted of a daily creatures rage and howl and hosing down with freezing bang their heads against the Thames water and the stone walls (a bit like Saturday occasional ‘liaison’ with the night in Basildon). nearest wild-haired, One did not ‘check’ oneself into knickerbockerless nymphoBedlam for a spot of rehab and it maniac (if you were lucky and certainly was not considered a did not get partnered with suitable alternative to the ‘fancy’ Hannibal Lecter’s great-great Swiss sanatoriums much beloved grandfather that is). of Freud and his ilk. Anyway, I digress as actually I

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hospital for the treatment of mental illness in London.

Wiki what? began this column by announcing my failed intention to write about Bedlam, therefore concluding that in actual fact I would be writing about something entirely different, but therein is the rub, if you have read my previous columns you would be aware of the fact that I lack focus and am wont to wander off on a tangent (or a tandem as my dyslexic friend

Anna would say)... Now where was I? While attempting to write about Bedlam and its history I stumbled upon Wikipedia (as one does). Now Wikipedia is a wonderful online encyclopaedia and is useful when conducting research... to a certain extent, that is, as it is well known that facts and figures can be hacked into and changed fairly easily.

Therefore, one approaches Wikipedia with a certain cautious interest and heightened state of alert as one would when approaching a dog. The page devoted to Bedlam contains many interesting references and facts, most of which are easily corroborated by other more academic, learned websites (like CBBC), so it wasn’t the information on Bedlam that caught my attention but the little comments contained in various boxes that accompanied it; comments like: ‘this article reads more like a story’ and ‘This section appears to be written like an advertisement’. It was the latter that grabbed my imagination and ran away with it thus ending my research on Bedlam and my intention of writing a serious, thought provoking piece. So just for Wikipedia, I invented a few of my own Bedlam advertisements: ‘Come to Bedlam, the beds are hard and so are the women!’ ‘Feeling bogged down with worry; enjoy a Bedlam enema, the celebrity way to a healthy mind.’ ‘You think you’re mad, wait ‘til you’ve sampled bath night at Bedlam. We accept gift vouchers.’ This article reads like the ranting of a lunatic. Please rethink your use of the sanity clause. Be like that, then!


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Satellite channels SKY1 5:40am Road Wars 6:10am All Star Don't Forget the Lyrics 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Wild Vets 8:30am Wild Vets 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 1:00pm Oops TV 2:00pm The 4400 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:30pm Raising Hope 9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm Spy 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm Moone Boy 11:30pm Stella 12:30am An Idiot Abroad 1:30am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:55am Road Wars 4:50am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:40am Road Wars

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am Death Becomes Her 7:45am American Pie: Reunion-35mm Special 8:15am Father of the Bride II 10:05am Raising Arizona 11:45am Take Me Home Tonight 1:30pm That's My Boy 1:50pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 3:45pm Father of the Bride II

5:40pm Take Me Home Tonight 7:20pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:00pm Jackass: The Movie 12:35am Family Jewels 2:15am Wild Cherry 3:45am Jackass: The Movie 5:20am Diary of a Wimpy Kid

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am Listen to Your Heart 7:00am Cleopatra 11:00am An Invisible Sign 12:40pm Rio Special 1:10pm The Fighter 3:10pm Just Go with it 5:10pm Sweet Home Alabama 7:05pm Against the Ropes


9:00pm The Fighter 11:00pm Just Go with it 1:00am Rabbit Hole 2:35am Casino Jack 4:25am Mercy 5:55am The 5th Quarter

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am Thunderbirds 7:20am Tomorrow, When the War Began 9:10am Gone in 60 Seconds 11:10am I, Robot 1:10pm Colombiana 3:05pm Déjà Vu 5:15pm First Blood 7:00pm I, Robot 9:00pm Colombiana 11:00pm First Blood 12:45am Gone in 60 Seconds 2:45am Bad Girls 4:35am Death Wish 3

TCM 6:00am The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 8:50am Gunsmoke 9:50am The High Chaparral 10:50am How the West Was Won 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm Rio Bravo 6:45pm Fort Massacre 8:20pm Murder She Said 10:00pm Legally Blonde 11:45pm Children of a Lesser God

9:00pm Colombiana

with Zoe Saldana

2:05am Legally Blonde 3:50am Children of a Lesser God

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F I were to say that I spent the best part of last week beating the living daylights out of trees in my garden, you would probably think me mad. But if I added we were then joined in this curious behaviour by friends and most of the villagers, you would, no doubt, correctly assume that it was a matter of nuts: almonds, to be precise. We happen to have landed in a field of some 188 almond trees, which each year need pruning and picking. My husband, whose ancestors were all of Yorkshire farming stock, is practically lyrical about it, while I - frankly prefer my nuts in a small dish with a cool glass of cava in a suitably snazzy bar. Even with a small yield this year (much of the blossom blew away in the storm before being pollinated, according to resident experts) there was still a whole lot of trees to whack, as the many calluses on my hands and the odd head wound will attest to. But I have to confess, it is actually rather cathartic, this nut business; any pent-up anger or energy is easily dissipated by swinging a twometre long metal pole at a branch, followed by the highly

It’s all gone nuts! Expat Strife Swedish-born Ulrica is a freelance journalist living in Mallorca with her family. Her debut novel $Expat Wives is available on Amazon and iBooks.


rewarding sound as a cascade of nuts drops into the strategically-placed net. Not to mention the work-out for the arms; I might take up tennis again now that my swing is back in tip-top shape. I think I even have the grunt down to a ‘t’, assuming they still allow this on the courts after the Wimbledon grunting debate earlier this summer. And it is not just me who has taken leave of my senses; some smartly-dressed friends, innocently expecting a leisurely afternoon on the terrace, got stuck into the final few trees with laudable gusto at our harvest fiesta crescendo. It was a veritable mud-bath, after the deluge of rain. Even so, it has been years since I

ALMOND HARVEST: At this time of year the trees need to be whacked and pruned, and the nuts collected. have seen so many truly delighted people, who left with heavy bags of freshly-picked almonds. Sure, the reward of

the wine and Jamón Ibérico may have eased the workload, as did the university musicians strumming in their fine outfits,

and the hilarious ‘seed dance’ by the Gatecrasher comedians, but still! Deep down, do we all have an inner farmer desperate to come out? Maybe even Victoria Beckham would finally smile after a session with the nuts in our field. Overwhelmed by technology and social media, perhaps many of us have lost touch with nature and Mother Earth. “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust,” the eulogy goes, so perhaps embracing a bit of terra firma mid-journey will help us make sense of the cycle of life. Before this gets too morose, I would like to point out that you are still far more likely to find me in the local Champagne bar than knee-deep in a muddy field. But, come next harvest time, you can be sure that I will be the first to take aim at those pesky almonds, even if it will take the best part of a lifetime to crack them, let alone finish them all.

Next week's article here in Euro Weekly News will be: ‘Inventive ways with nuts’...

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Help at hand for animals ANDALUCIAN Rescue Centre for Horses (ARCH) has opened a bank account exclusively for the owners of horses, donkeys and other animals affected by the fires on the Costa del Sol to help with veterinary care for injured animals and rebuild destroyed stabling. For more information call Claire on 635 798 219, Jill on 656 935 613 or see www.horserescue

Learn and have fun at the same time U3A FUENGIROLA provides an opportunity for all English-speaking adults to take part in activities associated with learning for pleasure in the area. It provides opportunities to share experiences in a wide range of

interest groups and to pursue learning. It is not all about qualifications, but pleasure. What does this all mean? It means that after registration for an annual membership fee of

Freethinkers come together COSTA DEL SOL Freethinkers will hold their next meeting tomorrow (Friday) 6.30pm at Arizona café in Plaza Nogalera, Torremolinos, directly opposite the railway station entrance. Call 654 958 846 for more information.

€25 members can enrol and enjoy as many activities as they can fit into their weekly schedule. Activities include group sessions in Drama, Art History, Poetry, Classical Music, Yoga, Homeopathy, Digital Photography, many talks including Sci/Tech, Mixed Bag, Psychology and historical events, and much more. Registration for membership is at the Ark Christian Fellowship, Las Rampas in Fuengirola on September 25, 27 and 28 from 10.30am-1pm or on October 1 from 2.30pm5pm. Copies of the prospectus are available upon request.

PICTURE PERFECT: Members of the camera club.

Friends In Focus support Cudeca FRIENDS IN FOCUS camera club are supporting Cudeca by taking photos of the animals at Bioparc for next year’s calendar.

For more information, about the club, please visit www.friendsinfocuscameraclub. com.

Private Live-in Nurses required The UK’s leading live-in care and nursing agency is looking for fluent English-speaking nurses who would enjoy flexible work in the UK whilst continuing to live in Spain. All applicants should have three years post-registration experience and, in return, we offer:

• Regular work with real job satisfaction • Competitive pay • Full board on assignment • A team that supports you 24/7 • Work throughout the UK • Assignments typically 14 days

We look forward to hearing from you. (No work permits)

Contact a Nurse Consultant: +44 1732 355231 +34 658 965 204

Further information from Ann Matthews (President) 952 577 671, Joanne Lingard (Enrolment Organiser) 952 469 160 or Bob Board (Group Leader Coordinator) 952 568 619.

THESPA’S opening night THE EnglishSpeaking Players Association (THESPA) open their season with a special programme. It will be held on Wednesday September 26 at their usual venue in the Masonic Hall in Los Boliches at 7.30pm. The programme includes ‘Madame Mundays Mystical Mirror’ by Paul L Hedge and ‘Feeding the Ducks’ by Michael Parks. There is a special menu, but if a vegetarian meal is required please order in advance when booking. For more information call 952 472 985 or email jfenton171@gmail. com






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Channel 4

5:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen 12:30pm Lorraine’s Fast Fresh and Easy Food 1:00pm BBC News 1:05pm Regional News 1:10pm Weather The latest weather information. 1:15pm Football Focus 2:00pm Athletics Coverage of all the latest action from the world of Athletics. 3:30pm Golf All the action from the latest Golfing events.

5:00am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Zigby 7:10am Louie 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Dipdap 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Project Parent 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am The Slammer 10:00am 12 Again 10:30am Incredible Edibles 11:00am Cop School 11:30am Splatalot 11:55am Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab 12:00pm Prank Patrol 12:30pm Diddy Movies 12:45pm MOTD Kickabout 1:00pm The Treasure of Pancho Villa Western that is set during the Mexican Revolution in the early 1900s. 2:35pm She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

5:15am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 1:20pm The X Factor 2:25pm ITV News and Weather 2:40pm Nim’s Island

4.00pm - midnight

4:15pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Flog It! 5:30pm Golf 6:00pm One Man and His Dog 7:15pm Coast 7:30pm Wartime Farm 8:30pm Dad's Army 9:00pm Vikings 10:00pm QI 10:45pm The Thick of It 11:15pm Clinton

4:25pm Bond: 007 at 50 6:55pm Local News and Weather 7:10pm ITV News and Weather 7:25pm You've Been Framed! 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

5:30pm Final Score 6:10pm BBC News 6:20pm Regional News All the latest local news. 6:25pm Weather The latest weather information. 6:30pm Total Wipeout 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing Eight celebrities are paired with professionals in a ballroom dancing contest. 8:35pm Doctor Who Science fiction series about the adventures of an alien time-traveller, known as The Doctor. 9:20pm The National Lottery: Secret Fortune High-tension game show. 10:10pm Casualty 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:18pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:20pm Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action.

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6:00am Deal or No Deal 6:55am Sali Mali Sali Mali wants to clean the house. Jackdaw just wants to make a mess. 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am British F3 8:10am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:35am Freesports on 4 8:55am The Morning Line 9:50am Bourjois Boutique 9:55am Itunes Festival 2012 10:30am New Girl 11:00am Bourjois Boutique 11:10am New Girl 11:40am Revenge 12:40pm Bourjois Boutique 12:45pm Suburgatory 1:20pm The Big Bang Theory 1:55pm The Big Bang Theory 2:25pm The Simpsons 3:00pm Channel 4 Racing

Channel 5 5:50am Michaela’s Wild Challenge 6:10am Wildlife SOS 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 1:10pm The Law and Jake Wade 2:10pm Mystery Woman 3:50pm David Copperfield


3:50pm David Copperfield ITV Hugh Dancy & Daniel Radcliffe

Pacific island adventure comedy about a fainthearted adventure writer, Alexandra Rover, who joins forces with a courageous young girl, Nim Rusoe, to save the girl’s island home and find her missing father by drawing inspiration from Rover’s fictional character.

5:30pm The Simpsons 6:05pm Channel 4 News 6:35pm 6:40pm Transformers 9:20pm Comedy World Cup 10:20pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:55pm Hostage

7:20pm 5 News 7:25pm Wyatt Earp 11:00pm CSI: Miami 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2:10am Matir Moina 3:55am Bypass 4:10am Hollyoaks Omnibus

12:55am Inside Hollywood 1:00am Super Casino

Starring Abigail Breslin

12:50am The Football League Show Highlights from the day's Football League games. 2:05am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Live at the Apollo 11:00pm Greg Davies: Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:00am Bad Education 2:30am Celebrity Bitch Slap 2:55am The Tape Face Tapes 3:20am For the Win 3:50am Dawson Bros 4:20am The Revolution Will be Televised

12:10am Disclosure 2:30am The Store 4:00am In Plain Sight 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

12:15am Special Relationship 1:45am A Study in Terror

BBC4 8:00pm Human Planet 9:00pm Mission to Mars: A Horizon Special 10:00pm David Suchet: Poirot and Me 11:40pm The Intercity 125: The Age of the Train 12:40am The Three Rocketeers 1:30am 20th Century Battlefields 2:30am Top of the Pops: 1977 3:00am Human Planet Nature series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today.

Satellite channels


5:40am Road Wars 6:10am All Star Don’t Forget the Lyrics 7:00am Guinness World Records Smashed! 8:00am The 10th Kingdon 9:00am The Middle 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm WWE Presents: The Rock, The Epic Journey of Dwayne Johnson 2:00pm UK Border Force 3:00pm Road Wars 4:00pm Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew

7:00pm Terra Nova 8:00pm A League of Their Own 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm Insomnia

5:40pm Easy A 7:15pm Prom 9:00pm The Help 11:30pm The Bodyguard

12:15am An Idiot Abroad 1:15am Road Wars 2:15am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:10am Road Wars 4:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:00am Road Wars

1:45am Country Strong 3:45am Intersection 5:30am An Affair to Remember

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:55am The 5th Quarter 7:35am An Affair to Remember 9:35am Letters to Juliet 11:25am The Help 1:50pm Love, Wedding, Marriage 3:25pm The Bodyguard

4:35am Death Wish 3 6:15am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 6:45am The Top Ten Show 2012 7:00am The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 8:55am Superman III 11:05am Flight of the Phoenix 1:00pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 3:20pm Green Lantern

5:40pm Easy A 7:15pm Prom 9:00pm The Help 11:30pm The Bodyguard

5:20pm First Blood 7:00pm Jaws 2 9:00pm Green Lantern 11:00pm First Blood

1:45am Country Strong 3:45am Intersection 5:30am An Affair to Remember

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:55am The 5th Quarter 7:35am An Affair to Remember 9:35am Letters to Juliet 11:25am The Help 1:50pm Love, Wedding, Marriage 3:25pm The Bodyguard

1:45am Country Strong SMD

Gwyneth Paltrow & Tim McGraw


12:40am Sucker Punch 2:40am The 13th Warrior 4:35am Total Recall: Special 4:55am Small Soldiers

TCM 6:00am Fort Massacre 7:30am Gunsmoke 8:35am The High Chaparral 9:40am Rio Bravo 12:20pm Murder She Said 2:00pm Hello Frisco, Hello 4:00pm Around the World in 80 Days 6:35pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 8:45pm Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 10:00pm The Jacket 12:00am New Nightmare 2:10am The Jacket

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Musicians performing in previous years.

Cultural music concert L

OCAL performers from Malaga to Estepona will be performing in a special concert tomorrow (Friday). This is part of an evening of Christian Cultural Music starting at 8pm in Plaza de la Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel. The fourth ‘Aleluya Festival’ event is hosted by musician Howard King from local Englishspeaking church, Elim Family Fellowship. Howard hosts a radio programme, 2 Revs, on Talk Radio Europe, and a

live TV programme on Revelation TV on the Sky satellite. Both Talk Radio and Revelation TV will be there, as will some local town hall councillors. Performers are both groups and soloists from a variety of genres including gospel music and popular English, African and Spanish songs of praise. Flamenco will be sung in English and Spanish and the words will be displayed on a screen so those who want to can join in, just like Karaoke! Seating will be available, but it is

advisable to come early. From the A7 take junction 222 to the centre of Arroyo de la Miel. Plaza de la Mezquita is next to the children’s play park on the main road -

which is same road as the train station - behind the row of shops next to the park.

For more info call 952 486 820 or 951 912 525.

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13 - 19 September 2012 Costa del Sol Advertising Feature

Optica Machin supports Vision Aid Overseas MANY of us take our eye-care facilities for granted here in Europe but other countries are not so lucky. Our resident optometrist trained in UK and is registered both in Spain and in UK. She is also a member of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and will be participating in an eye-care project in Uganda in October. VAO is an international charity which aims to give access to eyecare in developing countries. Around 670 million people about 10 per cent of the world’s population - have poor vision which could be improved by spectacles. VAO is helping to fight poverty by transforming access to eyecare services for people in developing countries by establishing Vision Centres, training healthcare workers and utilising the expertise of volunteers to undertake outreach programmes in areas away from

existing facilities. We can really appreciate how fortunate we are to have access to professional eye-care when we see what needs to be done in other countries. Our sight is our most valued sense and as we live in a very visual world it makes sense to take care of our vision. Eye examinations can help to correct any visual problems at an early stage especially with children. They often do not know what ‘good vision’ is and get labelled as problem students when in reality they may have difficulty in co-ordinating or focusing their eyes. Simple Vision Therapy exercises or spectacles may help and often spectacles are only needed for a short period of time! Regular screening for the older generation is also good practice. Yearly checks are recommended for the over 70s and for those

EXPERT: Our resident optometrist is registered in Spain and in UK.

suffering health problems or with visual problems in the family. Hoping the blur will ‘go away’ is not the best way to deal with a visual problem! At Optica Machin, we have the expertise and time to help you make the right choice for your visual needs. We stock a wide range of frames from lightweight flexible titanium to fashionable plastics. Choosing the correct lenses for your needs is difficult and so expert advice is vital. We offer a guarantee of adaption on our multi-focal lenses so that if

you feel they’re not for you, we’ll exchange them for single vision or bifocal lenses. Here on the Costa, sun protection is vital even in the winter. We can now offer new TRANSITIONS XTRA-ACTIVE photo-chromatic lenses which go darker inside the car as well as standard TRANSITIONS lenses. Alternatively you may prefer to use our TWO FOR ONE OFFER to buy separate sun and clear spectacles. We have an extensive range of fashionable sunglasses suitable for prescription lenses.

Contact lenses are another option which may appeal either for full-time use or for social wear or sports. Many people now use multifocal contacts to see near and far or daily lenses for convenience especially when travelling. We have a variety of offers to suit all pockets so please feel free to call for further information or advice. We are here to help. We are open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and Wednesday 10am -8pm. Saturday please phone for appointments. Optica Machin Avenida Litoral Edificio Vistamar Bloque 2, 29680 Estepona Tel: 952 806 813


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3:25am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Zigby 7:10am Louie 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Dipdap 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Match of the Day 10:00am 12 Again 10:30am Junior Bake Off 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Great British Bake Off 1:30pm MotoGP 3:00pm Golf All the action from the latest golfing events.

Channel 4

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am House Gift 11:25am There's No Taste Like Home 12:25pm The Hungry Sailors 1:20pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm The X Factor 2:35pm Murder, She Wrote Drama series about a sleuthing writer who solves murder mysteries. 3:30pm Columbo Peter Falk dons the shabby mac and lights up a cheap cigar for more top drawer US detective drama.

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:00pm Lifeline 5:10pm Points of View BBC viewers share their thoughts, feelings and opinions on the channel’s output. 5:25pm Songs of Praise 6:00pm Planet Earth Live Richard Hammond and Julia Bradbury are the hosts of this live global wildlife event. 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 The latest weather information. 7:30pm Fake or Fortune? 8:30pm Countryfile 9:30pm Inspector George Gently 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Regional News 11:20pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2

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2:10am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 9:30am The Andrew Marr Show 10:30am Athletics 2:30pm BBC News 2:45pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 3:30pm Cash in the Attic Series which looks at the real value of household junk.



1:30pm MotoGP

6:00pm One Man and His Dog 7:15pm Rugby League The latest action in the Rugby League. 8:15pm Richard Hammond’s Crash Course 9:00pm China on Four Wheels 10:00pm Dragons’ Den 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Hilary Devey’s Women at the Top

5:25pm Doc Martin 6:25pm 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 The Chase 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:45pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories Series of celebrity interviews hosted by Piers Morgan in front of a studio audience.

Channel 5

4:10am Hollyoaks Omnibus 6:15am Brain Damage 6:20am Countdown A special episode where two former ladies winners go head to head. 7:05am The Treacle People 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am Ironman 2012 8:05am GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon 9:00am Will and Grace 9:25am Will and Grace 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 11:00am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm The Spy Next Door

1:00am Super Casino 7:00am Peppa Pig Animated action and games with the cheeky piglet and her family. 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:15pm Looney Tunes 12:25pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 1:25pm Capricorn One 3:45pm The Fifth Element

4:45pm Deal or No Deal 5:45pm Come Dine with Me 6:20pm Come Dine with Me 6:55pm Come Dine with Me 7:20pm Come Dine with Me 7:50pm Come Dine with Me 8:20pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:50pm 8:55pm The Political Slot 9:00pm Fatal Flight 447 10:00pm Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 11:35pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

6:05pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 8:10pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:15pm The Medallion 10:00pm Swordfish


12:00am Desperado

with Antonio Banderas 12:15am In with the Flynns Comedy. 12:45am Two for the Money 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am Snowdonia: A Year in the Wild 3:45am Holby City Popular 4:45am Good Cop 5:45am BBC News


12:30am Great North Run Highlights 1:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:05am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.


8:00pm Be Your Own Boss 9:00pm Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Bad Education 12:15am American Dad! 12:37am American Dad! 1:00am Comedy Fest Live 2:00am Let Me Entertain You 3:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:30am Bad Education 4:00am World’s Craziest Fools 4:30am World’s Craziest Fools

8:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 8:30pm The Story of Light Entertainment 10:00pm The Pharaoh Who Conquered the Sea 11:00pm Loose Cannons 12:45am British Passions on Film 1:15am Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 1:45am Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 2:45am Fairport Convention Concert 2012

12:50am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 1:45am The Store 3:45am British Superbike Highlights 4:40am Motorsport UK All the very latest motor sport action from around Britain. 5:30am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am Desperado 2:00am Super Casino

Satellite Satellitechannels

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Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross

SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am The 10th Kingdon 9:00am Ballroom High 10:00am The Middle 10:30am The Middle 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm WWE Presents: The Rock, The Epic 3:00pm A League of Their Own 3:30pm A League of Their Own

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:20am He Said, She Said 6:20am Dunston Checks In 7:50am Blackball 9:30am The Cat in the Hat 11:00am No Strings Attached 12:50pm Road Trip 2:25pm Blackball Stuffy 4:05pm Little Nicky 5:45pm Father of the Bride 7:35pm The Cat in the Hat

American Pie: Reunion-35mm Special 1:20pm Water for Elephants 3:25pm That Thing You Do! 5:20pm Our Family Wedding 7:10pm Going the Distance 9:00pm That Thing You Do! 10:50pm Water for Elephants 12:50am The Kids are All Right 2:40am Henry's Crime 4:35am Anna Karenina 5:05am Honey 2

4:00pm Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew 5:00pm Road Wars 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm Sinbad 9:00pm Terra Nova 10:00pm Strike Back 11:00pm Game of Thrones 12:20am Ross Kemp: Extreme World 1:20am An Idiot Abroad 2:20am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:10am Road Wars 4:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:55am Road Wars 5:45am Road Wars

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12:40am Shameless 1:45am American Football Live 5:45am Deal or No Deal

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:55am Small Soldiers 7:00am Spy Kids 8:35am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 10:20am Real Steel 12:30pm Captain America: The First Avenger 2:40pm Captain America 35mm Special 2:55pm Shanghai Noon


Our Family Wedding 5:20pm

9:00pm No Strings Attached 11:00pm Road Trip 12:40am Little Nicky 2:15am White Men Can't Jump 4:15am Jimmy Hollywood

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:30am An Affair to Remember 7:30am Serious Moonlight 9:00am Alfie 10:55am Honey 2 12:50pm

4:50pm Shanghai Knights 6:50pm Real Steel 9:00pm Captain America: The First Avenger 11:10pm Rambo III 12:55am Crimson Tide 2:55am The Warrior's Way 4:45am Fortress

TCM 6:00am Hello Frisco, Hello 7:55am Around the World in 80 Days 10:25am Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 12:35pm Wild River 2:45pm Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 4:00pm River of No Return 5:50pm ¡Viva Zapata!

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Legend of Atlantis and Spain… tsunamis and blood tests EVEN the most casual Google search for the ‘Island of Atlantis’ will yield literally hundreds, if not thousands, of results. For centuries, the topic has been debated, analysed and discussed, some would say to the point of ad nauseam. Thousands of books and articles have been written about the legendary island and equally as many theories abound. The philosopher Plato, writing 2,300 years ago, was perhaps the first primary source in Atlantis scholarship. He depicted the island of Atlantis as an ancient but advanced naval power lying just beyond the ‘Pillars of Hercules’ or what we know as Costa del Sol’s Strait of Gibraltar. He claims Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune.” Plato places this account at about 7600 BC and many believe that his Atlantis account is a variant of Noah’s Flood told in the Old Testament book of Genesis. Since the time of Plato, Atlantis scholarship has received contributions from geographers, geologists, archaeologists, philosophers, novelists, poets, occultists, dilettantes, etc. In both ancient times and modern times attitudes toward Atlantis have ranged from an unquestioned belief in Plato’s dialogue, to mocking parodies, to strident rejection of the possibility of its existence. What follows are two of the most recent perspectives. They are ‘science oriented’ making claims that are very curious, very original and, for the purposes of this article, very Spanish specific. Consider… Inspired by recent studies of tsunamis following Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster (April 2011), a National Geographic team of archaeologists and geologists have made what they label a ‘gamechanging’ discovery. They argue that Atlantis

DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK: Some people argue that Atlantis is submerged near this area.

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

was swamped by a monumental tsunami and it is indeed submerged near Doñana National Park on Spain’s Costa de la Luz. The Canadian, US and Spanish team used a satellite photo of the shallow mud-flats in the estuary of Doñana Park to determine that a certain architectural symmetry exists when viewed from above. This aerial symmetry appears to be submerged megaliths adjacent to an ancient canal system. The team surveyed the area with combinations of deepground radar, digital mapping and underwater technologies. They believe the power of this particular tsunami produced waves hundreds of metres high, capable of wiping out 100 kilometres of inland elevation. The submerged megaliths and canals match descriptions made by Plato. Furthermore, the architectural detail equates in nature to some of Southern Spain’s inland Iron and Copper Age remains. The National Geographic team speculates that refugees

fled inland after the wildly destructive tsunami and built Iron and Copper Age ‘memorial cities’ constructed in the Atlantis image. Studies are ongoing in matching that architecture in and around Cadiz with that submerged in Doñana Park. Unrelated, yet relevant to this discussion are the discoveries from another branch of science. Genetic and DNA research in the past few decades has produced unexpected results that have opened the doors to many historical mysteries. The DNA analysis of the Spanish (and French) Basques population is a perfect example. As a population, the Basques are unique in that they contain the highest levels of the rare RH-O negative blood-type and the lowest levels of the common type B blood in the world. These patterns are remarkable as they are shared with the DNA lineage of the Iroquois Indians of north-eastern North America and the Berber population of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains (think Pillars of Hercules!). DNA researchers, anthropologists, historians and even linguists have collectively suggested that perhaps some people had fled the sinking Atlantis continent and went west and settled in the Iroquois region of New York. Others went east to the

Iberian Peninsula (Basques) and the Atlas Mountains of North Africa (Berbers). How else to explain that these disparate peoples share a very rare RH-O negative DNA lineage that occurs nowhere else

on the planet? The mystery of the island of Atlantis has always been attractive for humans to speculate upon. The case of Atlantis is especially tantalizing - so much so that the whole

issue has, over the centuries, been as much about emotion as it has been of reason and scholarship. To be sure, empty theory, dogmatic opinion, emotional prophecy and blind belief have been part of every generation that has discussed the legend of Atlantis. So, too, has well weighted reason and scientific attempts to explain the mysteries of Plato’s discourse. It is interesting to note, however, that the very first recorded mention of Plato’s Pillars of Hercules and the most recent scientific discoveries have put Spain front and centre in any Atlantis discussion. Collectively, these discussions have very Spanish overtones. Is this a coincidence? Draw your own conclusions…


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Do meet the president! IT is said that the Welsh are the Irish who couldn’t swim during the Saxon invasions of Britain from the 9th century onwards. It’s true; this is where the Irish name Walsh derives from. Back in those far off days Saxon immigrants were regarded as ‘the smelly heathens’. No worries; we Paddies have been called far worse. Over the centuries our British brothers acquired their own character, which is often endearing. One such is their presumption that they’re God’s chosen people when it comes to managing things in orderly fashion. We are all familiar with the stereotype busybody; NCO in the armed forces and the ladies especially in trying situations abroad. These were known as ‘empire builders,’ without which the empire upon which the sun never set couldn’t have come about. The ladies get everyone pulling together; they make schools, crèches, knitting circles and charitable events. My homespun philosophy is that the British Empire was made possible only by the fusion of English organising ability, Celtic can-do mindset and the upper-class leaning towards international piracy. It was a formidable combination that brought the world to its knees and later to its doors. That is by-the-by: I want you to meet the president. Not the president of the United States, but more important the president of our community of residents.

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The eyes, ears and mouth of the community, he knows what is going on. Our tireless organiser doesn’t suffer fools gladly. When tradesmen arrive he guides and monitors them. If you’re out of order it is explained to you kindly, and basically he keeps our community ship-shape and Bristol fashion; an offensive remark to us Liverpool sailors, but we let it pass. In the unlikely event that our community’s inmates are bitten by the escape bug the president needs to be in on it. He knows his onions better than any Frenchman, which is why our empire is bigger than theirs. The Greeks; it is true we borrowed their concept of democracy. But we organised it our way which leaves people wondering why we bothered with the Greek model at all. Our natural-born English organisers

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borrowed another idea from the Greeks; their moustaches. Here again is a cultural difference. It is said that Greeks grow moustaches so they can look like their mothers. A snide Little Englander remark if ever I heard one. I digress: English-born community organisers, be they in charge of the POW camp’s escape committee or our community’s affairs of state, grow moustaches. The David Niven pencil moustache is acceptable, as is Gilbert Harding tufts; anything else passes muster. It is you see a symbol of authority; a bit like blue collar–white collar. The man with the moustache stands out from the unruly mob. When you want to know who is in charge ‘ere you look for the man sporting a moustache. ‘Ah, that’ll be our president’.

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TWO couples from New York whose sons had a brawl at school meet to cordially discuss the situation and find possible solutions. The brilliant performances of the four protagonists carry the viewers through an escalation of feelings and reactions where nothing is what it seems at first. Based on a play by French writer Yasmina Reza. 79 min Directed by: Roman Polanski With: Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

THIS autobiography explores the real-life story of Adam Shereston, his shocking out-of-body experience and subsequent life upheaval of a former sceptic who became a horse whisperer. It is written in collaboration with close friend, Sarah Powell, and charts Adam’s early life, the ups and downs which have made him the man he is today. Adam Shereston reveals that an epiphany

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) You wonʼt avoid the occasional mishap, but if youʼre tactful on Tuesday and chill out on Wednesday, the lead-up to the weekendʼs partying will see you go after whatever you want. Personal and financial discussions will remind you that life is what you make it. Just ride lifeʼs waves with confidence.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) This weekʼs change of planetary powers will allow you to find exactly what you're looking for, especially if you're shopping for bargains. Happily, everything is coming together, so don't let everyday niggles spoil your long-term plans.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) On a personal and financial level, wait for further developments before you reach or activate any important decisions. As you draw near the final phase of this year, the best results will come from spending as much time as possible with loved ones, or those who're on your creative wavelength.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Whatever your plans, or however you intend to enjoy the weekend, there'll be laughter, fun and plenty of action. Refuse to be distracted or upset by any of Monday or Wednesday's twists and turns.

Just joking A man was driving home and his car was weaving violently all over the road. A policeman pulls him over. “Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink.” “I did, all right,” the man replies. “Did you know that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?” the policeman asks. “Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.”

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Your birthday heralds the start of better times ahead, although right now the stars are just a tad at odds with your career and personal affairs, so take it easy. Get out and about tomorrow, and obviously join in with the fun over the weekend. Most importantly, keep up the social momentum.

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Born September 12, 1972, Statham is a British actor who has had many occupations. He was a diver on the British National Diving Team in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 and has also worked as a fashion model and black market salesman.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

This week's potent presence of sombre Saturn in your own sign is a warning not to lose your cool, particularly on Tuesday and Thursday. Otherwise, you can expect a weekend of quality and frivolity.

You will be ready and waiting for whatever you've organised. Then, without warning, you could have to backtrack or make other plans - you might even encounter some undeserved criticism. But no matter what happens, the weekend will definitely make up for any workaday muddles. Meanwhile, if you're a mixer and mingler, you'll be swept off your feet.

With so much to think about, will it really be a wonder if something or someone gets left out? It's not just the glitz that's inspiring the action, but certain thankless tasks which are bound to crop up. Whatever the planets get up to, there'll be no stopping Friday and Saturday's enchanting delights.

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) There will be enough hurly-burly to cope with at work, let alone elsewhere, so don't even think about doing everything single-handedly. Cooking, hosting and being all things to everyone shouldn't be your version of the perfect week. Teamwork is the way forward, so take the lead and be sure that everyone gets happily involved.

The more you can offload, the happier you'll be. As you attract kindred spirits, you'll be able to look forward to the weekend whirl with family and friends. In the lead-up to the weekend, try to be patient with those who seem to be pulled in other directions. The weekend's full moon sets the scene for a useful exchange of ideas.

As you top up your spirits with some extra ideas, don't be surprised if a couple of items drop out of sight. If you seriously want to minimise niggles and hassles, then ask friends or relatives to lend a hand. It's a great week for togetherness, so ensure that you

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Good news should come your way this week. Regardless of how you mark it, you'll be surrounded by caring hearts. Sunday's full moon is one of two this year associated with journeys, homely connections and good fortune. Despite some workaday hassles your efforts will be well starred.

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.

LEO (July 24 - August 23)


Many happy moments will keep you on your toes. With warming wishes in the wind, and a charming touch of luck, don't panic if certain events don't match up to your high standards. Just be Leo-proud that you've got what it takes to make things tick. Unfortunately you can't afford to assume that everything will run to time.

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1. What name is given to a left-handed boxer who leads with the right hand? 2. Derived from the French for ‘fish out’ or ‘rescue’, in rowing (and other sports) what name is given to a contest in which the runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final? 3. In baseball, what name is given to a batter replacing another in an emergency or for tactical reasons? 4. In match play golf, what name is given to a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played? 5. In road bicycle racing, what name for a racer who works for the benefit of his team and leader, comes from the French for ‘servant’? 6. In cricket, what name is given to an off-break bowled with an apparent leg-break action? 7. The name of which system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied, comes from the Swedish for ‘speed play’? 8. Which golfing term, said to have been popularised by former champion Tommy Armour, is described as ‘extreme nervousness causing a golfer to miss easy putts’? 9. In fencing, what name is given to ‘a stamp of the front foot in false attack, in order to create an opening for a hit’? 10. In rugby, what name is given to the narrow side of the pitch in relation to a scrum or a play the ball (rugby league)/breakdown in play (rugby union)?








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experiences he had started to encounter. What Adam found was that he had been left with an incredible heightened sensitivity, exactly mirroring the emotions and physical conditions of other people with whom he came into contact. Not only that, but he was able to heal them. Adam soon discovered he had also developed a connection with animals, which has culminated in his inspirational relationship with horses.


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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 L) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed. Target:

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 7 Television presenters move from one vessel to another (6) 8 Get at one in brown cover (6) 9 Taverns mentioned in Huckleberry Finnʼs adventures (4) 10 Charges broken rib cases (8) 11 Horseshoe expert is rarer if crazy (7) 13 Religious outfit is second nature (5) 15 Quick, note the threat (5) 17 Scratches for supplies for a long time (7) 20 Anti note rebel chant (8) 21 Atmosphere in a restaurant (4) 23 Small dog perhaps that is biting catʼs tail (6) 24 Savage mailman lost his head and went to pieces (6) Down 1 Iron service plant (4) 2 Possibly snares a former Egyptian leader (6) 3 Shipʼs kitchen equipment? (7) 4 Mockery in distant church (5) 5 At Thailand the ItalianAmerican will turn into a


Across 1 Frightened (6) 4 Expresses (6) 9 Unit of heat energy (7) 10 Indian yoghurt dish (5) 11 Extremist (5) 12 Thin, supple and graceful (7) 13 Floor covering (3) 14 Dyed fabric (5) 16 Part (5) 18 Lubricate (3) 19 Kingdom in north-western Africa (7) 21 Church table (5) 23 Sound (5) 24 Look at closely (7)

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. 1 Receipt (document) (6) 4 Wave (in hair) (4) 8 Code (5) 9 Onza (5) 10 Alquitrán (3) 11 Dueño (de casa, coche, perro) (5) 12 Comidas (actos de comer) (5) 15 Un (3) 16 Skinny (5) 18 Sobrina (5) 19 Rat (4) 20 Desfile (militar) (6)

Co d e B r e a ke r barbarian (6) 6 Similarly prepared Kiwi eels (8) 12 Put in order a grander transport (8) 14 Place to hide skunk (7) 16 Many returned one day showing little emotion (6) 18 Some para mistaken for a Musketeer (6) 19 Get thinner and lighter (5) 22 Bring up the back (4) 25 Quick race (6) 26 Go away (4,2) Down 1 Give in (7) 2 Distribute (5) 3 Set aside (7) 5 Academic divisions (5) 6 Instalment (7) 7 Extra (5) 8 Clean, tidy and smart (4-7) 15 Hunting dog (7) 16 Appease (7) 17 Serious (7) 19 Less (5) 20 Free from dirt (5) 22 Contaminate (5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Labour, 5 Dowse, 8 Cite, 9 Tabulate, 10 Antithesis, 13 Gazebo, 14 Rubies, 16 Narcissist, 19 Foursome, 21 Hail, 22 Drink, 23 Screen. Down: 2 Avid, 3 Overate, 4 Rotations, 5 Dab, 6 Wilde, 7 Entailed, 11 Tardiness, 12 Paranoid, 15 Butcher, 17 Corgi, 18 Dire, 20 Oak.

QUICK - Across: 7 Dahlia, 8 Abroad, 9 Bald, 10 Specific, 11 Heather, 13 Never, 15 Carry, 17 Dessert, 20 Split end, 22 Saline, 23 Narrow. Down: 1 Manage, 2/21A Glad rags, 3 Hamster, 4 Cadet, 5 Trainers, 6 Ravine, 12 Terrific, 14 Wedding, 16 Appeal, 18 Region, 19 Defer, 21 Rare.

Down: 1 Sol, 2 Reservoir, 3 Salvajada, 4 Bread, 6 Citar, 8 Cielo, 9 Ancho, 13 Owe.

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 17 represents V and 10 represents Q, so fill in V every time the figure 17 appears and Q every time the figure 10 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.

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

Acorns Assert BLEARY (10) Cellar Centre Charts Enable Enters Estate Humane Longer Papers Prayer Rebate Regard Spears Stored Tolled Tramps

I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION when old. 1 Sickly, 2 Steeds, 3 Neatly, 4 Medals, 5 Treaty, 6 Enters, 7 Dearly, 8 Crater, Robert Frost (1874-1964) 9 Stayed, 10 Recall, 11 Bitten, 12 Welled, 13 Hearts, 14 Dwells, 15 Reeled, American writer and poet. 16 Rested, 17 Weeded, 18 Adhere, 19 Raised


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Skipping meals wrong way to lose weight By Lesley Taylor IN warmer weather I find that members of my class often complain that it is too hot to eat. Unfortunately, missing meals is not the correct way to go about losing weight. In order to lose weight you must provide your body with enough fuel to keep the metabolism ticking away nicely. Metabolism as some of you might know is the rate at which your body burns calories to sustain life. Your body burns calories 24 hours a day, every day. Your body requires energy all the time, even when you are asleep and that is why skipping meals or going without is the absolute worst thing to do if your

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BREAK THE FAST: Eating breakfast prompts the body to burn energy. goal is to lose weight. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, puts your body into ‘starvation mode’. When there are a lot of calories in the diet, the body uses what it needs and stores the rest in fat cells. When calories are cut back (i.e. skipping meals) the body conserves energy by slowing down its energy-burning process or metabolism. Just think, you’ve been asleep for seven or eight hours. Your body needs to recover from this short time of starvation. Being inactive during this time causes the metabolism to plummet and for us trying to lose weight, this is the last thing we want. We need to restore it again and quickly if we want to speed up our fat-burning ability. Let me explain this again in simpler terms. Think of an old steam train sitting in the station. It’s going nowhere. Then along comes the driver and stoker who climb on board. The train is still going nowhere because it has no fuel.

The stoker then begins to work hard at shovelling coal into the furnace to fuel the huge machine. Slowly the large wheels begin to turn and the train starts to move out of the station. Slowly at first, chug chug chug chug (get the idea) and then as the stoker continues to shovel, it gets faster and faster and as long as he keeps putting fuel into the furnace the train will continue to roll along. The minute he stops putting the fuel in, the train begins to slow down. So we should all start our day with breakfast. It prompts our bodies to burn fuel (breakfast – to break the fast). If you don’t eat something first thing, you are literally forcing yourself to ‘run on empty’. If you are one of the many who does not eat anything until lunch-time you may end up feeling light-headed when you stand up too quickly or even feel slightly nauseous. And if you end up getting too hungry by this time, there is a great risk of overeating, grabbing at anything and eating the

Classes: • Mondays, Café Manila, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches – 6pm-7pm • Tuesdays, Elim Family Fellowship Plaza Ibensa, Avda de Bonanza (under Sinatra’s), Arroyo de La Miel – 11am-12 noon • Wednesday, Café Manila, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches - 11am-12 noon • Wednesdays, Restaurante Carolina, Carretera de Malaga ‘El Zangano’ Alhaurin el Grande - 2.15pm-3.15pm • Fridays, El Gusto restaurant (upstairs), La Cala - 11am-12 noon

wrong foods. So how often should we eat? Well, I believe (again, this is my personal opinion and I notice the difference in weight losses) that after breakfast we should be eating every three to four hours. This does not mean sitting down to huge meals every four hours but includes healthy meals, mini meals and healthy snacks. If, on the other hand, you have been taking the meal-skipping approach to losing weight, probably by now you will be feeling pretty frustrated. If you think that going without breakfast and skipping meals is going to cut enough calories to lead to a permanent weight loss, think again. Chances are you will only be setting yourself up for a weight gain. The starvation plan will backfire on you because skipping meals at any time of the day usually leads to overeating or bingeing, and as mentioned earlier, doesn’t do your metabolism any favours. So the bottom line is to eat and not skip meals or snacks if you want to lose weight and keep it off. Until next time, Take care and have a nice week, Lesley x Any questions, please contact me on 654 865 157 or visit

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INCE the opening of our first shop in Laguna Village near Estepona, we have been overwhelmed by the success of pure, organic products. Doing the market research, we found that 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 the 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 have already attracted regular customers from Mijas to Marbella and Sotogrande to Gibraltar, including some

AFFORDABLE LUXURY: Coffee & Creams Organics™ for organic beauty products and coffee on a fabulous sea-view terrace. big names on the Costa del Sol. Organic products are not only healthier - being made with unpolluted, pesticide-free ingredients and no parabens, SLS or petrochemicals - they are also more effective as our skin responds better to them.

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Serenity House: Saving and changing lives

ADDICTION, whether to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling or even sex is a growing problem which can destroy the lives not just of the addict, but also of everyone around them. If you, or a loved one, are one of the estimated one in three people with an ‘addictive personality’, finding the right kind of support is essential. Serenity House Spain is one of the country’s leading rehabilitation centres and offers clients a caring and safe environment. Each client receives a personalised treatment programme, consisting of intensive one on one

Testimonials: 80 per cent of admissions are personal referrals from clients or their families. Here’s what some of them said: “Here in Serenity House I found both my happiness and success.” Yana, Slovakia “My life was a mess. I had hit rock bottom and my drinking was out of control. Serenity House was not just a treatment centre, it was a home. Chris and Anita were both welcoming, kind and always there to help. No problem was too big or small. I received nothing but kindness, help and support. I learnt not just about my illness, but also how to cope with it.” Louise, Marbella “I had been drinking solidly for two years at home, never going out unless it was to buy alcohol. I had lost my job, car and sanity. I would not be alive today if it was not for Serenity House.” Sue, Portsmouth

SECURE: The residential complex. (Inset) The swimming pool at Serenity House in Spain. counselling, group work and complementary therapies and activities. Set in large private grounds in a tranquil and picturesque area of Southern Spain, clients are guaranteed complete security and anonymity, avoiding the distractions of everyday life. The Serenity House Spain team is led by Centre Director Chris Spencer, who has many years’ experience in helping clients to change their lives forever. As Chris says: “At Serenity House Spain we have a simple goal: to help prepare individuals, in both mind and body, for their return to their lives and families and to allow them to lead happy and fulfilling lives away from the miseries of addiction. “We believe our approach is unique, offering each individual a completely personalised, holistic treatment plan, delivered within a secure, community environment. “Choosing the right rehabilitation centre is a big step, but for our clients it is usually the best step they will ever take.”

TRANQUILLITY: A safe place to recover. Serenity House • Rehabilitation treatment centre for alcohol, cocaine, gambling, sex and other drug addictions • Over 80 per cent of our admissions are from recommendations (Read our testimonials) • Due to our unique rehab programme our success rates are higher than average • One of only two licensed Recovery Dynamic ® Rehab Centres in Europe • The oldest established rehabilitation treatment centre for addictions in Spain • Relaxation, treatments and activities. If you, or someone close to you, has a problem with addiction, call the Serenity

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Rise of workaholics in Spain THE rate of workaholics in Spain could rise from the current 4.6 per cent to 11.8 per cent of workers in December 2015. Researchers from the universities of Valencia, Castellon and the Basque Country surveyed 1,200 workers between the ages of 16 and 69. The survey found that some people work too many hours and others in an intense and compulsive way. Engaged workers feel joy at working, whereas fear of losing the job is the reason for others. The conclusions of the study recommend promoting a corporate environment where workers are more able to cope with emotional stress and other factors.

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The gene that can make women feel really happy A GENE that determines one’s level of happiness has been discovered by scientists, and it affects mainly women. It is called MAOA and has been linked to alcoholism, aggression and antisocial behaviour in the past. In a study conducted by several institutions in the USA, it was found that

women with one or two copies of MAOA reported a larger amount of happiness than did women with no copies. The gene regulates an enzyme responsible for ‘feel-good’ chemicals in the brain, the same substances targeted by antidepressants. Men do not

HAPPINESS GENE: Women are more affected than men.

seem affected by the gene and researchers suspect it may have to do with testosterone, a hormone that could neutralise the positive effects of MAOA. Scientists warn that happiness does not only depend on our genes, of course, but also about 35 to 50 per cent of variance could indeed be due to

genetic factors. The rest, one has to work hard at. The study was

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Elvis is alive and kicking

By Bryan Rand ELVIS is alive and kicking and back on tour here on the Costa. If pure entertainment and fun, with energy and style is what you’re looking for Elvis tribute, Steve Halliday offers a show to rival the very best. Emulating Elvis’s Las Vegas years Brian delivers a non stop show that leaves audiences wanting more. From his remarkable vocals to his professionally made Las Vegas suits Steve’s love of entertaining shines through every performance. He has performed his tribute to ‘The King’ all over the UK, Europe and the USA - as well as singing live on top TV

Steve will be performing at local venues. shows including BBC1’s ‘World’s greatest Elvis’ finals, ITV1’s ‘Stars in their Eyes- Elvis special’ and BBC1’s Graham Norton’s New Years Eve Special. Next week Steve will be appearing at the Miraflores Restaurant and other venues on the Costa.

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The Hideaway experience

By Bryan Rand THE unique Hideaway experience begins as you step on to the attractive sun-drenched terrace, furnished with bamboo pergolas and comfortable cushioned seating. Here you can enjoy a delicious traditional meal for lunch or dinner chosen from the extensive menu, or try the two course lunch and dinner offer for just €12.95. At lunch try the famous Hideaway burger, lip-smacking barbecue ribs or fresh fish straight out of the Mediterranean or try our juicy barbecue chicken. As the sun goes down treat yourselves to a romantic evening under the stars surrounded by beautifully lit tropical gardens. As you pass though the main doors of The Hideaway you will be hit by the Wow Factor! The decoration is inimitable and this is a unique place to sit and chill on comfy sofas and chairs and let the friendly staff pour you a cocktail or two whilst you take in the laidback ambience of The Hideaway lounge bar. No need to eat just pop in for a drink and listen to the entertainment on offer. Check out what’s on at The Hideaway, there’s live music some nights. First class musicians from all over the world,

UNIQUE: Visit The Hideaway for a different food experience. from laidback guitarists for the lounge to lively singers and bouncing jazz bands to get you up on the dance floor. The Hideaway strive to find the best acts, putting together special evenings like soul nights and 60s 70s, 80s nights and the obligatory party night. If you have something to celebrate The Hideaway is a matchless place to eat, drink and


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The best salt beef deli on the coast

By Bryan Rand CRAVINGS DELI has been serving Jewish delicacies and many Greek dishes on the Costa for the last 10 years and recently moved to a larger, more accesible, premises just a few metres from the old place in Nuevo Andalucia. It was at Cravings that I tried my first salt beef sandwich at Cravings Deli where the sign says ‘Not probably but definitely the best Salt Beef Deli on the Coast.’ Two inches thick with plenty of mustard - for an epic slice of Jewish cuisine look no further than a salt-beef sandwich, a latka (a type of potato with onion pancake), pickle on the side. This is what all sandwiches aspire to be when they grow up. The first bite brings a suggestion of caraway from the rye bread, then the rich, cured beef, hot, sweet, besieging the taste buds. The mustard then kicks in, with a nose-clearing punch. This was an epic sandwich. The many Jewish delicaccies and Greek dishes are all homemade, yes homemade on the premises. There is a seeming endless menu including chopped liver, chopped herring, salmon cutlets, soups and salads. They also sell fresh Challa bread on

A GREAT FOOD SELECTION: Whether you choose to eat in or takeaway there is something about Cravings Deli, once you have tried it, you just have to go back again and again.

Fridays. If you want to eat Greek, Moussaka, Spanakopitta (spinach with cheese), Dolmades (Meat Balls) , Tizatziki, Houmous are just a few of the choices, there is grilled Halloumi a dish from Cyprus, add to this the cheesecakes and some stellar pastries. There’s a dizzying array of sandwiches, salads, eggs, quiches and more to satisfy your appetite. You’re also in a wonderland of Lox and bagels. Cravings now offer a three course Greek menu for just €10 which includes, for example,

Taramasalada, Kalamata with olive oil among some of the delights available, and a traditional British Sunday lunch is now available. Whether you choose to eat in or takeaway, there is something about Cravings Deli, once you have tried it, you just have to go back again and again. Cravings is open seven days a week Mondays 8am-6pm and the rest of the week 8am-9pm in the Centro Comercial Iberico, next to Barclays Bank, Nuevo Andalucia. 952 908 422.

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Delicious cuisine in a stylish setting ALBERTS in Cabopino has a new image. Diners who have been to this restaurant in Cabopino’s harbour may remember its previous eclectic ambience with a Victorian interior filled with theatrical props that dominated everywhere, not sparing even the ceiling. Its new decor is a turnaround from this. It is now open and spacious with a contemporary and sophisticated design, soft colours and comfortable chairs. Touches from the old Alberts can still be seen with a few statement pieces subtly decorating the inside of the restaurant, which is dominated by a grand piano. “With the refurb, we have kept many of our loyal customers, but now are

ALBERTS: Contemporary, and sophisticated dishes. gaining a younger crowd,” said Albert’s new General Manager Olivier Berton. The pianist, who plays during the Sunday lunch from 12.30pm-6pm, is the same who plays at The Polo House in Marbella. Alberts is open every day

of the year serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served from 9.30am-12.30pm, lunch until 6pm and dinner until midnight in the summer and 11pm in the winter. The menu is varied including both traditional

and contemporary dishes. For breakfast one can choose between English or American style, or a pick ‘n’ mix where the diner chooses exactly what they want on their plate from a selection of items on the menu. There is also a fruit platter for those who prefer a lighter start to the day. Lunch and dinner specialities are creative and imaginative with vegetarian or healthy options available, all created by head chef Jason who has worked under one of Europe’s finest chefs and worked in five star hotels around the world. Jason and The Metro Group’s Executive Chef Danny Lewis often work together to create new dishes. There is a varied selection of starters and salads including a homemade soup of the day, beef carpaccio, a leek tarragon and parmesan ‘pie’ and a variety of seafood dishes. Main courses include free range chicken breast, wild rosemary rubbed rack of lamb, free range chicken stir fry, steak pie, fish and chips, fish and seafood pie and wok fried king prawns. Their full menu can be seen on For more information or to reserve call 952 836 886 or email Alberts is located in the harbour of Cabopino where its terrace has fabulous views of the marina.

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EPTEMBER is here and it is time to think about preparing an area to plant a few vegetables either in the ground, raised beds or containers, for in Spain one can take advantage of two springs - the autumn and spring. The advantages of growing your own vegetables By Clodagh and Dick include: Handscombe 1. You can grow Spain’s best known gardening vegetable that you authors who have lived and most like. gardened in Spain for 25 years. 2. You can experiment with the SMALL SCALE: Good for an growing of old heritage and heirloom varieties that apartment terrace. are no longer grown commercially. 3. By crop rotation one can harvest and medicinal herbs that are more a wide range of vegetables all year. potent when fresh than when dried. 4. You can harvest just sufficient for 9. Involve the family in growing the a meal or each day and not have to vegetables and you may find it easier wade through the contents of a to persuade every one to eat more partially used and aging large pre- salads and vegetables. packed bag or tray. Making a start is not difficult and a 5. You can reduce the weight of large area is not necessary. shopping carried back from the shops. A. SMALL SCALE. 6. You can feed unexpected guests Start to grow vegetables in large easily and well. pots, an old bath, grow bags, a 7. By using natural fertilizers, insect growing table or a small raised bed. control methods and fungicides you All are possible on an apartment will have no need to resort to terrace, in a patio garden as well as a manufactured inorganic chemical corner of a larger garden. Purchase solutions. plantlets to save the bother of sowing 8. Include herbs within the from seeds. Potatoes can also be vegetable plot and you have culinary grown in large pots.

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TYPICAL VEGETABLES IN EACH CATEGORY Potatoes, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, peas. Globe artichokes, beetroots, garlic. Carrots, parsnips, radishes.

CONVENIENT: Much easier to start with plantlets rather than seeds.

B. LARGER SCALE. Develop a traditional vegetable patch. Start or expand a compost heap to produce an annual supply of humus and beneficial micro organism rich compost for enriching the soil. Garden weeds, prunings and kitchen waste can all be usefully recycled. Keeping a couple of hens and rabbits that love to eat many waste leaves from the vegetable garden are also a good source of organic manures, especially if you feed them natural rather than processed foods. And of course you will have a home source of organic meat and eggs. Work in well rotted compost into the soil on the basis of up to 1:2 of the original soil if you have poor soil. Add well rotted manure according to the needs of particular groups of vegetables as illustrated in the text box in this article. Leaf vegetables like a moderately rich soil but also do best when given fortnightly nitrogen feeds. Nettle leaves steeped in water for a few weeks is one of the best naturally available and free. Once plants are growing use natural methods for controlling pests. Where possible irrigate with non chlorinated water. Install a water butt to collect rain water if you do not have access to agricultural water or a spring. WHAT CAN BE GROWN IN SPAIN? Almost anything and more than one sees in most greengrocers. All can be grown from seed, but in many cases it is more convenient for beginners and those with only a small growing area to purchase young plantlets ready for planting out. They also enable you to plant an instant vegetable garden and restock it as earlier plantings are eaten. In this way terrace or patio pots or grow bags and small raised beds can be made very productive. There is no reason why you should not be growing your own home grown freshly harvested ecological vegetables on Christmas day. As you see growing your own vegetables can be very worthwhile and fun. Why not have a go? Our book ‘Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain’ tells you how to do so step by step and most importantly ecologically. © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe September 2012.

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24 Hour Warden Assisted We have 49 apartments on an urbanisation of 360 apartments at Casares del Sol, next door to Finca Cortesin, the Championship Golf Course. We are one kilometre from Casares Playa, Sabinillas and La Duquesa. This urbanisation has four separate presidents who are delighted to welcome our clients into the community, as are the residents themselves. Many of the residents both live and work here. Prices for a rented twobedroom apartment are €980 and €1,080 per month.

Included in this price are: 1) Community fees.

Our wardens are fully-qualified nurses and carers, specialists in all fields of nursing, who provide a spectrum of care to suit all people’s needs 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT And a few 3 bedroom apartments left We are 1st Residential Care Home Trust Spain S.L SAFE AND SECURE: The urbanisation at Casares del Sol have wardens on call 24 hours a day and security guards. OPEN DAY: Everyone is invited to view the apartments at leisure and meet and talk to clients and guests on Sunday September 30 from 3pm6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

2) WI-FI internet. 3) Remote controls provided direct to the wardens on duty.

work days. 13) A site information office is open five days per week. 14) Five keys, five remote controls for garages and gates.

4) Wardens on 24-hour duty rotas. 5) A courtesy daily call. 6) A communal apartment with lounges, kitchen, small library, where you can meet other residents, play cards, bridge have tea or coffee, etc.

15) Garaging for a car. 16) A large storage facility. All apartments have two-bathrooms, one en suite; all have terraces, lifts direct from garages and private storage facilities, wonderful views, gardens and several pools. Pets are allowed.

7) Transport is provided for residents with hospital & doctor’s appointments. 8) We have National Health doctors, etc; private care is also available if required 9) A service is provided through the week to take residents to and from La Duquesa, Sabinillas and Estepona, for shopping or lunch, etc. 10) We have a 24-hour emergency service callout in case of accidents.

11) Security guards operate from 4pm until 9am weekdays and there

is 24-hour security at weekends and bank holidays.

12) Gardeners and maintenance technicians aare on site on all official

We would like to invite people looking for a home in a welcoming, friendly community suitable for all ages. Everybody is welcome on Sunday, September 30, to an open afternoon where you can view apartments at leisure, meet and talk to other clients and guests, have a

glass of wine, tea, coffee, a soft drink, a snack. From 3pm-6.30pm all are welcome. Please just come, we will be delighted to meet you and hear your views. My aim is to provide a home for all ages, with a communal apartment where friends can meet and wardens (nurses and carers) will have their office. If accident or illness does come, you have qualified staff who are there to look after you and yours. If you have to go into hospital your apartment is there for you to come home to, where you will have respite care and help from the staff, in your own home. All your needs will be met by our 24hour qualified wardens, who change dressings, give injections and all medication, etc. My husband and I are moving into an apartment now to make sure all is run correctly. The apartments are for long or short tenancies, and can be purchased. We have allocated apartments for Alzheimer’s sufferers who need 24-hour care and can share an apartment but have their own bedroom at the inclusive price of €1,200 per person. Families visiting will have keys to enter at any time. We look after your loved ones if respite care is required for special needs, Alzheimer’s, etc; on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis, or for holidays with or without their own personal carers. One, two or three meals a day can be arranged.

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Marbella marina is still on PLANS to expànd Marbella La Bajadilla Port will goahead as planned. Although there has been a delay, Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz has been promised that it remains a priority for Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani of Qatar. The pledge to the mayor was made by the new managing director of the AlThani Group, Moayad Shatat. Questions over plans for the port expansion and speculation that it may have been scrapped have been circulating. These followed reports that Shaikh Abdullah, who owns Malaga Football Club, was planning to sell up and pull out of all business deals in Spàin. The consortium formed by the company Nasir Bin Abdullah and Sons, which is owned by the sheikh, and Marbella City Hall, was assigned the execution and management of La Bajadilla marina last year.

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Not all good news for Villa Padierna THE Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Benahavis is now the first six-star hotel in the province. Following several surprise inspections, the hotel, which was chosen by Michelle Obama for her Spanish holiday in 2010, has been given the sixth star by the Seven Stars and Stripe Organization. However, it’s not all good news for the hotel, which, according to the local Spanish Press, is facing a fine for allegedly occupying 900 metres of public domain land on the beach. The beach club placed grass, palm trees and beds on the beach for Michelle Obama’s visit with a temporary permit, but has reportedly maintained the area off

limits to the general public until now. The report was presented by the Provincial Environmental Delegation, and the hotel could face not only a fine but also be forced to pay the amount due for occupying the area for all this time. The owner, Ricardo Arranz, confirmed that the hotel had verbal authorization from the Coastal Department and a special permit from Estepona Town Hall which was valid until August 8, 2010. However, they later requested permission from the Junta de Andalucia to legalise the beach club, which is when the Environmental Department informed them that it should not have been open all this time and closed the area.

Foreigners boost market THE number of properties purchased by foreigners in Andalucia rose by six per cent in the first six months of 2012. According to data from the Ministry of Public Works, the number of houses purchased rose

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CAT SMELLS: If not cleaned up properly, cats are likely to go again in the same spot.

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Passion for food This is my two-yearold dog Toby. He is a cross between a poodle and a Picardy sheepdog. I adopted him from the Malaga dog pound. He is loving and friendly, and one of his passions is food. If anyone is eating he will lift up his paws to let them know he wants to eat, too. Sara Pozo, Benalmadena (Malaga) Submit fun pet pictures to, in as high a resolution as possible. Please include name of the pet, your full name, where you live and if relevant a couple of lines to explain the circumstances of the photo. Due to space restrictions not all submissions will be used.


F a cat’s urine or faeces are not cleaned up thoroughly, the cat is likely to go again in the same spot. Smell prompts re-use. One should clean up when the cat is not in the room, otherwise the cat thinks its mark gets attention. Consider redecorating after cleaning up if the spraying has been going on for a long time. Never use bleaches or disinfectants. They smell like urine to a cat, so does anything pine, rose or lemon scented and disinfectants that go cloudy are poisonous to cats. Use warm water with 10 per cent solution of biological washing liquid or powder. Alternatively use one tablespoon of Napisan and one tablespoon of biological washing powder to one pint of water. Then rinse the area thoroughly in cold water and let it dry or dry it with a hairdryer if time presses. Next spray or apply some surgical spirit. Use a nail brush to get this into fabric and crevices. This gets rid of the fatty residues that prompt a cat to top up its own marks. Dry completely. If using Feliway, wait 24 hours after using surgical spirit because it interferes

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with the Feliway. If the cat has access to this area during the 24 hours, rig up some clingfilm on the area and use Feliway on this. After 24 hours take it off and spray on it directly. Any curtains that have been sprayed with urine should be sent to the dry cleaners, and linen machine washed. With moveable mats and small carpets get these cleaned somehow if you can or throw away. Before putting cleaned mats back, use the white cloth or Feliway on the previously soiled area. Do not try to save money on cleaning because in the long run the more thorough one is the cheaper it all will be. A spraying/middening cat can cause a lot of grief and nothing is too much to stop it early on. When cleaning furniture and carpets, patch-test on a small area in case the biological washing liquid or surgical spirit removes dyes from carpets or polish from

furniture. If carpet has had urine in it for a long time, consider replacing it rather than shampooing. The edge where the skirting board meets laminated flooring will have a pool of spray urine if the site has been used repeatedly. Use a silicon sealant between the two. Then cover with heavy varnish of the sort used to varnish boats to make a barrier between the sprayed urine pool area and the outside world. The intersection between tiles collects a pool. Clean the tiles - scrub in the intersection - then put the heavy boat varnish in the intersection or even over all the tile surface as well. With cement floors, wash and clean with a biological cleaner first and let dry out for two to three weeks. If the urine marking has gone on for ages, paint concrete floor with heavy paint as a sealant. When the area is cleaned and dry, spray with Feliway daily.

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TIFFANY, FUSING & ENGRAVING, LUXURY ART WORKS. Customised According to your Needs and Ideas. Free Estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)

Air Conditioning


REFORMS & REHABILITATION. Specialists in all types of building works. Free estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)

ARTISTIC PAINTING. All Techniques: Oil, Aquarel, Pastel … Custom Portraits on Demand. 647 874 547 (95493)

JIM’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS. bathrooms / kitchen reforms, repairs, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling, maintenance. Give us a call no job too small. 692 207 799 / 645 559 423

HAND MADE Artistic Cards. Customised According to your Needs and Ideas. Free Estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)

BUILDING and landscaping projects undertaken, 30 years experience, references available 678 450 051 (98192)

Awnings ALL types of awnings & blinds, manual and motorised. See our main ad on page 87. Ace of Shades (101730)

FAIRPRICE Air Conditioning, Installations and Re-gassing. Tel: Jim 652 023 012 (99312) T1 AIRFLOW Air Conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully guaranteed installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (204193) AIR CONDITIONING repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 AIR CONDITIONING heating installation, servicing, repairs and regassing, 24/7. Prompt reliable service 620 020 232, 951 165 090 .com. Specialised in Air Conditioning repairs, regassing & installations, A/C Service offer 50 euros! Heat pumps & pool heating. Tel: 666 095 322 & 951 216 969 (97763)

Antiques WANTED! All types of antiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony´s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Telephone 952 588 795 (85364) ANTIQUES WANTED. Cash paid for furniture and smalls. Anything with age considered. Lamps, clocks, watches, paintings, bronzes, statues, silver & gold, instruments, tools, LPs & records. Anything decorative or unusual. Design furniture 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Good quality modern furniture and bric-a-brac. Houses, gardens and garages cleared. For a prompt reply call 677 276 956 / 951 047 328 / email:

Architects PROJECTS , constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licenses & legalizations . cheda 680 700 430 (204223)

EXPRESS Toldos. Any Colour. Any size. Choice of patterns. Roller shutters supplied and fitted. Urbanizations catered for. Express ordering, Express delivery, Express fitting. 952 485 261 or 617 065 636. (204393)

UPHOLSTERY for boat cushions in fabric and leather, boat cover for sailing and motor boats. www.iris phone 647 764 426

Bath Repairs BATHOLOGIST. Specialist in repairing chipped baths or refurbishing old/worn baths. No mess or disruption. 952 467 754 / 657 959 436 (101382)


Blinds ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden Blinds, Various colours available, also Black-out Blinds. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadeslacala@hotmail .com (101730) BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtain rails, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (100103)

SOLAR BLINDS SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal for large glazed areas to reflect heat / glare and stop furniture fading and still keep the view. SAVE HEAT IN THE WINTER TOO improve your living environment. Telephone Ian 644 546 176 (98224)

CONCRETE Ozbuild specialist imprinted concrete. Reseals, brickwork, tiling, plastering, screeding. 10 years coast/campo. Competitive prices, quality finish. 952 426 074 / 606 745 920 Quote EWN when calling SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www. for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (88621) L.G.S CONSTRUCTION. All building work undertaken. New builds, extensions, reforms, driveways, slabbing, brickwork, internal & external tiling. Ground works & concrete specialists. All work guaranteed. For a free quote. Tel: 699 049 296 light

Beds NEW top quality beds and matresses at unbeatable prices. All top brands, bankrupt stock including Sealy, Silent Night, Reylon etc. Direct from the Bed Warehouse at our brand new premises on the Camino de Coin. Tlf 600633986 (204459)

MIKANN BUILDING SERVICES. Extensions, kitchen/bathroom reforms. All maintenance/repairs. Carpentry, decking. Phone Mike on 605 269 066 / Phone Steve on 666 273 429

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PROFESSIONAL Building Services. All aspects of work undertaken. Fast, reliable service. References available. 952 492 681 / 606 143 829 (204485) DO RIGHT BUILDERS. 45 years Federation of Master Craftsmen, all aspects of work guaranteed. 639 014 237 (204344)

DAMP PROOFING DR DAMP leaking roofs, damp walls, all mould cured. All work guaranteed. Call 689 515 558 (96789)

PLASTERING PLASTERER. 20 years experience in the trade, clean, reliable and efficient, specialising from damp solutions to re skims. An excellent portfolio and references are always available. For a free quote or just some simple advice, call Darryl on 693 929 284 (97799) T1 PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving, suspended ceilings. Fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (96789) PLASTERING, RENDERING, Water damage. Tradesman, over 20 years experience, references available. Call: 618 776 864 (100417)

Business Opp.

Car Boot Sale

GET PUBLISHED on Amazon and other e-reader websites and devices from as little as £200 for a 10,000 word book. Contact Angela@euro (101643)

HIPPODROMO Car Boot. Every Sunday. Sell your unwanted items or grab a bargain. 654 144 414 / 651 585 862 (204147)

FOR RENT: Office in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (100152)

Car Hire

FUENGIROLA - Bar/Restaurant for rent. Has opening licence , for any type of business, 100m2, C/ Maestra Angela Piazzo, 800 Euros negotiable. Tel : 626 248 132 or 634 402 659

Buy & Sell

BOOK your Gibraltar/La Linea car hire online at Malaga and Gibraltar car hire with inclusive rates. Also cheap airport parking, Malaga. 952 891 415 CAR HIRE long term from 300€/month. Short term from 70€/week. Delivery & airport service, call 607 334 610 (99401)

POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 (201992)

NO FULL TANK CHARGE, delivery airport, coast and inland. Tel 639 682 081 or 952 490 692 (94677)

CD’s, DVD’s, collections. Large or small. TC will buy them all. Tel. 652 072 600 (100177)

CAR HIRE. Quality, legal cars from 70€ per week. Tel 658 031 285 (204167)

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) CONTENTS of villa for sale in Benalmdena. Tlf 952569717 /633939799 (204129) ITALIAN Table plus 6 leaather chairs, cost 3500 euros new, immaculate condition, 595 euros for quick sale. 2x3 seater Marks & Spencer sofás, dark brown, immaculate, cost 2000 euros new, 500 euros for the 2. Brand new industrial sewing machine, cost 1000 euros new, 200 euros for quick sale. Tlf 952569717/633939799 (204129)

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)

Car for Sale MERCEDES Vito Mini-Bus 2003 ITV 2013, Taxed Diesel, 8 Seats Colour Blue, €7,000 Brian 639 938 814 (203918)

Car Transport, Spain UK Spain, car transport, best rates, call 664 600 806, (99434)

Carpentry 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)

Catering PERSONAL CHEFS take the stress. PROFESSIONAL, FLEXIBLE, REASONABLE. Spanishcookingbreaks .com/personal-chef-service.html or call Pam 671 176 653 (97779) PRIVATE Chef service. Hire your own chef for that special occasion. Gift vouchers available. 637 802 743. www.cookingholi (204493)

Chimney Services APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional sweeping, fault detection, smoke testing. Qualified, legal and fully insured. Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (95283)

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CHIROPRACTIC Steiner Clinics. British trained, fully qualified, registered chiropractors. Specialists in back and neck pain, sciatica and sports injuries. Edif. Panorama 2a floor no 20 Marbella Torre Real, km 184 in front of Funny Beach, Coca Cola Can. For appointments call, Marbella 952 866 661, Estepona 952 798 296 (100457)

COSTASYS computer support and maintenance. Home and office visits. Support Contracts, ADSL, Wireless, Antivirus, Networks, PC Repairs, Hardware and Software. www.costasys. com or call Steven 622 253 592

FIND LOVE IN THE SUN Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (100329)

MARBELLA Chiropractic. Free spinal check. Mark Lane, Australian trained, licensed chiropractor. C.C. Guadalmina. San Pedro de Alcantara. 952 880 398 www.marbellachiro (101253)


COMPUTER HELPLINE. Desktop, laptops, upgraded, repaired. New and used supplied. Internet, Email problems solved. 952 564 274 / 677 702 501 (89597) PC PROBLEMS solved! Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Hardware and software upgrades available. Also one-to-one training. Experienced and reliable service, no callout charge. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (99398)

Curtains 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)

Damp Proofing


LANDSCAPING ARCHITECTURE. Water features, computer design, all inclusive. Company established 1990. Free Quotation! 634 355 441 (95493)


Entertainment PARTYTIME KARAOKE. Karaoke, Disco, Top Cabaret Artist, Affordable Entertainment, For Your Bar, Restaurant or Private Party Tel: 699 767 451 (85885)

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)

UNBLOCKED DRAINS. New Installation & Problem Solving. Professional Service Guaranteed. All Inclusive. Free Estimate! 690 049 011 (95493)

ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified, 24 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. www.electriciancostadelsol. com Contact Call Ian 650 151 569 (95433)


30€ PALM CLEANING. Pruning & fumigation. Tree felling. No tree too tall. Free Quotation! 634 355 441 (95493) SECOND HAND TOMS. In San Pedro. Furniture bought and sold. House clearances. Best prices paid. Tel: 951 136 531 / 615 404 405 (100053) ALL styles of furniture designed and made to measure,built-in or freestanding. Residential/Commercial. Portfolio available. 635 878 116 stu (204127)


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)

Dance DANCE Classes. MODERN JIVE CLUB. Five fabulous venues along the coast, dancing every week. Visit: or call 635 717 211 (98090)

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

UPHOLSTERY & CARPET CLEANING, including leather, thoroughly cleaned. 952 930 472 / 667 430 518. info@www.thoroughclean (99410) L & B CLEANING services, no job too small, professional ladies. Tel 645 561 716 (204204) PROFESSIONAL cleaner / House keeper. Tel 633 461 951 (204205)

Handyman HANDYMAN & general maintenance. No job too small. 15 years on coast. Honest, trustworthy & reliable. Call Mark 675 382 808 (99445)

TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (98126)

Health & Beauty

For Sale PROFESSIONAL GARDEN CARE. All inclusive. Cleaning. Pruning. Fumigation. And Much More … 647 874 547 (95493) T1 39€ / PALM PRUNING!!! General Tree Care. Dead Tree Removal. Free Quotes! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

CLEARFLOW DRAIN SERVICES. All drain problems solved. More than 25 years on the coast. Telephone 952 885 661 or 630 200 600 (99408)

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MINI digger and driver, self drive hire available, sand and stone delivery service 649 526 922 (98135)

Hot Tubs

WANTED FURNITURE & household items, houses, gardens, garages cleared, top prices paid, fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (100416)

EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. Stainless steel specialists. 952 485 261, 617 065 636 .com (204394)

DO IT RIGHT. Marble floor polishing, 20 years experience. 639 014 237 (204345)

UP and Running restaurant lease for sale 1st line Estepona Port.120m2, 45m2 terrace. Completely refurbished. 90.000€, rent 1300€ p.m.Tel.: 695 685 271 (333621)

MINI DIGGER with skilled operator, all areas covered 678 450 051 (98192)

Home Clearances

SECURE - IT . Manufactures of gates, railings, staircases, stainless steels, etc. You price it, we slice it. We’ll beat any genuine quote. Call for free estimates. 652 625 050 / 952 465 230 www.secureit-spain .com (98204)


WINDOW Cleaning, professional, established 12 years. Friendly, reliable service. Call Mike 670 765 742

Hire Services

WANTED HOUSE CLEARANCE. We buy anything, best prices paid for your unwanted items. Call mobile 693 480 411 email (95519)

POLISH your marble floor professionally at half price. 671 244 683 (95518) T1


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Floor Polishing ROOFS, WALLS, BASEMENTS. Without Damp nor Leaks. Your Local Specialists in Damp Proofing. Free Estimate! 690 049 011 (95493)

JAPANESE MASSAGE. Recover from fatigue by qualified experienced masseuse. Fuengirola 610 396 186

HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs. 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (93498)

CHAINLINK FENCING erectors, general builders, really competitive prices. Free quotation, no job too big or small, very reliable. Tel: 655 218 466 (97757)

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (86049)

PERFECT touch full body massage with magical hands. 620 934 782.

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. New Installation and Problem Solving. General Gardening. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

Fencing Services

Cleaning Services

DEDICATED female trainer, home/gym, self defense,swimming (infants, adults, pregnancies & rehabilitation) .687 245 399 Mercedes (204057)

FUMIGATION. LOCAL EXPERTS for all kinds of pests. General Garden Care. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260

TREE SURGERY. Pruning and felling of all kinds of trees. Dead tree removal. Free Quotation!!! 692 960 142 (95493)

ACRYLIC NAILS (Guaranteed not to lift) and beauty treatment. Mobile inland and also available in La Cala de Mijas. Call Caroline 633 092 098

PRIVATE Villas & Communities. Cleaning, gardening, fumigation, pruning, irrigation systems and much more … Free estimate! 951 088 826 (95493)

WHEATGRASS Juice, flash frozen! Get Healthy, Stay Healthy! Anti Diabetes, Cancer & Ageing? www.absolutejuice .net Tel: 699 199 805 (98161)

Wanted house, garages, clearances. Fair prices paid. 617 543 315 (99412)

House Sitting YOUR HOME SECURE from Burglars and Intruders during your Absence. Reference Available! 647 874 547 (95493)


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SECURITY OF SPAIN – 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH – Lock/Safe opening service. Locks changed / upgraded. Contact Darren Telephone 636 770 865 (98203) T3 24 HOUR locksmith. Emergency opening of doors and safes, established since 1993. 617 921 824 (95422) LOCKSMITH Unlock doors, strong box/cars. Change security locks, emergencies, 24 hours, Marbella, 630 333 615 (204217) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Make the right choice and join the thousands of expatriates who have. We provide a friendly personal service, for all your Home, Motor, Health, Travel or Marine insurance. Call 952 893 380 (68259) 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)

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 www.mercury (98184)

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


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International Health Insurance from 90€ per month

Home & Holiday Home Insurance

SANITAS. Affordable private medical insurance linked to B.U.P.A. Phone 952 383 127 or 670 217 272 (96805)

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)

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)

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WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Passport renewals and all adverts for Euro Weekly News – display or classified. Open 9.00-2.00PM (Sat 10.00 – 2.00PM) One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93. (Passports Mon to Fri Only). Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)

MOBILE HOME WOODEN HOUSE ? We buy & sell new and second hand units. Remove, level, repair, transport and build extensions. 30 years experience nationwide. Call us Casas Moviles Europa 952 119 053 (101657)


Travel Insurance


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 (100120)


Specialised cover for Expats living in Spain

CAR KEYS lost or need a spare? Keys cut & paired with car, car opening, car key & remotes. Specialist, call Ray 679 831 166 (93449)

Mobile Homes

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 (204452)

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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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Stair Lifts Pool Lifts

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All models serviced and repaired. Two years guarantee. Free delivery 952 584 302 / 633 127 901 / 633 128 104 (204042) T1

Mortgages 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 www.thefinance (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) MOSQUITO SCREENS - Call Mosquito Nick - 647 072 861 / www.mos (99349)



952 83 21 73 608 658 785 WWW.BENALCARS.COM Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Always buying and selling. Telephone 661 351 877 (95435) 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: (204492) CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 100. (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: 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. Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (99491)

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 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


CABRIO Automatic BMW 329CI stunning gold/beige leather, genuine 102,000kms (63,000 miles) with full service history, absolutely beautiful and drives like new, only 8,995€ Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (99491) SELLING for a client, 1997 Mercedes E 290 Turbo Diesel, burgundy/black cloth, only 1,995€ Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785




13 - 19 September 2012 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) IDEAL Costa car Citroen C-3 Exclusive 1.4 Inj 5 door 2005, one private owner only 69,000klm (48,000mls) with service history, climate control, cruise control, full electric pack, six CD changer and lots more and only 4,995€. 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) Diesel VW Polo 1.4, 5 door, 2008 only 46,000kms (32,000 Mls) with service history, metallic sky blue a fine example of this very scarce car and still only 6,995.€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (98211) 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill (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) AUTOMATIC/Diesel 4x4 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDI.2005 from private owner, parking sensors, turquoise/tan leather, alloys, full electric pack, a very scarce Jeep and very, very clean, yes only 6,500 euros. 952 838 842 or 608 950 221 (98211) Automatic Audi A1 TSI, 1.4 2011 only 8,000 Klm (5,000 mls) one private ownder metallic specia paint, save a fortune on the new price at only 14,995 € 952 838 842 / 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. 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) 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) FORD Fiesta zetec sport, 1.6 white, 3dr, climate control, blue tooth, voice activation, alloys, usb connection, traction control, front fog lights, 75000kms, excellent condition, part ex considered, €9500. Tel 671 433 345 (203924)

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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

PUERTO BANUS, private sale, four bedroomed townhouse, Condes de Iza, gated urbanisation, garage, two pools. 0044 (0)7801 427 884


THE IRISH PLUMBER for all your plumbing requirements, all areas covered. 7 days, reasonable rates. 605 206 394 (97993)

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)

PROFESSIONAL HOUSE PAINTING and Decoration. Tidy Service Guaranteed. Free Estimate! References Available. 690 049 011 (95493)

SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs 10€ per day plus IVA. Tel: 952 112 978. (97995)

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)

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)

PAINTER & DECORATOR. Lounges from 120€, bedrooms, halls 60€. Call Dennis, Calahonda. 670 774 527 (97987)

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)

PAINTER & DECORATOR. All aspects of work undertaken, references available. Tlf 654 193 472 (204305) POLISH painters 18 YRS exp Interior and exterior demo proofing & more Free quotes call 652 093 091

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

Pest Control

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 e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: or (95495)



BENALMADENA Costa. Large sunny 1 bedroom apartment, 69,000 euros, low maintenance, enclosed terrace ,close to beach & amenities. Tel 639 631 807 (97961)

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) NEED an administrative or computer job done, but don’t have the time or staff? Computer literate women, Dutch and English, can help. Content management, data entry, mailings, typing jobs, etc. Call Eva on 632 993 039 (204012)

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

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THE DOG MOVER. Licensed professional transporters. Two handlers, so dogs never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. www. (89749)

Music PROFESSIONAL live music for any event. Weddings a speciality. Solo Spanish guitar to dance bands. Details David 687 627 434 (Not an Agent) (204219)




LEAK detection using ultrasound technology, domestic leaks our speciality. Perfectos leak detection 951 047 399 / 622 939 151 (98195)

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)


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

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

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)

Pets 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)

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. RETIRED REGISTERED PLUMBER / DRIVER. Needs beer money, any job considered. Free advice, lowest rates. Chris 652 665 380 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

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) 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) THREE BEDROOMED finca, 12,000m2 of land, tree, Alhaurin Campo, 120,000 euros. Telephone 616 357 096 (204213)

WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 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) For The Latest Marbella Serious Investor and Quick Sale Luxury Property Deals Updated Daily: Mob: 616004771 (203792) 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

CAD32 Alcala de los Azules: country house, 90m2 with 17,000ms land with mature trees. 139,000 Euros. 660 778 585 lozanorentals88@ (203752) PLOT 1000m2 with Ruin € 26.000. Plot 500m2 caravan use only € 11.000. Both excellent access, gorgeous views, water/electric. Cartama: 699 199 805. (203917) 5 Bed 5 Bath country house, Cartama. Gorgeous elevated 4000m2 plot. Ideal retreat, glamping or equestrian business. Ten minutes Aljaima station. Was 300k now 250k, 90% finance! 699 199 805 (203917)

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.

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WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Inland property rentals. Long or short term, holidays. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) MARBELLA centre, rooms to let. 671 244 683 (95518) FUENGIROLA, La Sierrazuela, Villa with pool, four bedrooms with separate apartment, three bedrooms. 639 014 237 (204346) 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 (204045) LONG TERM rental, super prices, no commission, apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas. Coast and inland. Tlf. 679 111 522 (99425) over 900 properties for long term rent 671 093 925

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MARBELLA BANUS CENTRE. Apartment 2-3 bedrooms, pools, garage. Private garden. Tel: 34 637 439 222. (98124) EXCELLENT country house in Alhaurin el Grande. The property is on 2 floors. Ground floor: front covered porch, entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and garage. On the first floor is the fitted kitchen, utility room, living room with terrace and bedroom with ensuite. Extras: heating throughout the whole property, A/C in 2 bedrooms, fully fenced, automatic entrance gates, parking, put up swimming pool and amazing views. Semi furnished. Built: 180m2. Land 4,000m2 Price: 800€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-788) (204315) COUNTRY house in Coin. Front porch, living room, fitted kitchen with utility room, 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 1 bathroom and terrace. Extras: A/C in the living room and bedrooms, parking area, vegetable plot, chicken pen and nice terrace with beautiful views. Built 90m2. Land: 3700m2. Price 600€ including bills. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-787) (204315) Inland and coast. Alhaurin, Coin, Cartama, Villafranco. Call Maddy 665 452 917. Call Trish 635 152 323 (99342) FUENGIROLA Centre, Edificio SolPlaya, close to Hotel PYR, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat with two terraces and garage, second line from beach with seaview. Long term 600 euros per month. Tel: 607 614 730 BENALMADENA long term rental: 3 bed townhouse, garden, parking, furnished, ideal location, only 200m to the beach. 600€ pcm. Tel: 951 247 066 (204275) EL CHAPARRAL - self contained apartment within villa grounds. Fully furnished, SKY, internet, singles only.No animals. 952 193 338/634 105 369 (204149) BENALMADENA Three Bedroomed, Two Bathroom Apartment, Large Terrace, Pool, Garage €625 678 675 071 (204469)

ARROYO. Paloma Park Area. Two Bedroomed Apartment, Terrace, Pool, Garage, €550. 678 675 071 (204468)


OPPORTUNITY. Benalmadena, close to Marina. Top floor apartment, open sea views. Southwest facing. Ideal for holidays. 2 double bedrooms, living room, terrace, kitchen, refurbished, swimming pool, www.inmouni; 952 381 280 (204491)

THE MARBELLA Removal Company. Movers, packers, storers. Local, Europe, worldwide. Call Graham 636 555 519 (97814) TRUCK leaving for the UK 19th September. Collections from UK arranged. Space available at discounted rates. Call: 678 643 727 (93125)

NUEVA ANDALUCIA - one bedroomed apartment pool, parking, gardens, long let €350.00 monthly, call Martyn 657 506 494 (204465)

INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.universalre Tel: 951 247 834 (100499)

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 (204258)

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



REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 www.focus-trans (86002) FLORIDA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (204194) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (204194) DUBAI SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (204194)

MOVERS INTERNATIONAL EUROPE. Regular Spain - UK and Ireland Service. Competitive Rates, Insurance, Storage. 952 426 560 / 660 815 524 (99352)

MAN AND VAN 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. 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) 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) 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 28th September. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (99280) MULTIMOVERS CdS, local, international and overseas removals and storage. 952 423 128 or visit (93474)

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VAN AND MAN. Removals, clearances. Experienced and 100% reliable. 20€ per hr. Paul: 622 793 989 (97996) MANVAN REMOVALS 20 euros/hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from 10 euros/week. Telephone David 696 810 618 (89629) 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.atoztransportandsolu (98196) REMOVALS clearances transport 2 strong men with large van 19 cube mtrs All Spain call 652 093 091 (203797)

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

Roller Shutters ACE OF SHADES - Security Shutters, various colours available inc. wood effect. For security and sun protection. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadeslacala@hotmail .com (101730)

Services CARPENTRY 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)

FURNITURE FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 119 190 (86046)

WINDOW COIN WINDOWS Aluminium windows, Doors, PVC Blinds, Mosquito screens, Canopies, Glass Factory, shower screens, etc. All at village prices. Spanish owned business English 646 066 351 (100345)




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Sewing ALL STYLES Curtains, upholstery, soft furnishings and bean bags made to measure. Sensible prices. Also repairs / alterations. All areas. Call 672 800 887 or email judein (100047)

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

Situations Vacant ENGLISH Speaking? Opportunities Part/Full time. Tel: 952 660 858 or 660 641 913 patroyspain@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 (100141) 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 (99161) Tele Marketers Required Fuengirola. Experience: English, Dutch, German, French, Belgium, Scandinavian Tel 602 694 385 (204274) FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photo-

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graphic 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: (204097)

GREAT Opportunity. Telemarketing company based in Benalmadena, no experience necessary, no hard sell, great working environment, excellend basic wage plus bonuses. Call Simon on 952 961 023 (204475)

PART-TIME book-keeper/administrator, wanted for adventure company in BANUS. Email CV to (204355)

Soft Furnishings

TELEPHONE Qualifiers required, full time. Positions available for telephone qualifiers in our new office in San Pedro. Weekly basic offered. Promotions available. Great hours and working atmosphere. Please send your CV to or call Grant on 675 192 765 (204446) MARKETING staff required for our new law firm. This is a face to face strategy with the potential to earn a month’s salary in two days + expenses. Contact us via our website: or email (204490) LIVE-IN Carer - Benalmadena cook, clean, shopping. Days off, 1.5 a week (not overnight). Board & lodging. Use of car/proof of driving licence. Four weeks holiday a year (no more than 2 weeks at a time negotiable)/1 month notice for hols. €800 per month (negotiable). Proof of right to work. Conversant in Spanish/English speaking. Non-smoker. No pets without prior approval from us. References. Text (I’ll call you back). 0044 (0)7775 752 706 Julian.Cotterell273@btinter (204271)

Therapists COUNSELLING, LIFE COACHING. All addictions, depression, other problems. 23 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 (204201)

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

POOL MAINTENANCE and repairs, friendly and reliable service. Estepona to Malaga and Inland. Special offers on re-grouts and heaters for 2011 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 sparklenripple@hotmail .com (86211) T3


18€/WEEK. Pool cleaning service. Crystal clear water all year round. 634 355 441 (95493)

AMAZING money-saving offers available, plug and play, free electricity, fantastic solar offers. www.espana-xx1.comTel: 951 277 581 (99381)

POOL Maintenance from 70 euros including products. Only speaks Spanish. Telephone 609 428 670 (204211)

SOLOSOL POWER. Solar hot water, pool heating and pumping. Solar ventilation, dehumidification, electricity. GRANTS and FINANCE available NOW. info@solosolpow / Tel. +34 956 616 441 / (101453)



WESTAR POOLS. Swimming pool construction and renovation. Always reliable. 619 246 372 (99483) T1

HYPNOTHERAPY. List of treatments available at: www.hypnotherapy or call 952 199 298 (98120)

Tiling TILING & REFORMATION. Bathrooms, kitchens. All areas covered. Tiling in general. Free estimate! 647 874 547 (95493) TILING, plastering, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, reforms and hot mini pools built. 605 206 394 (97993)


AFFORDABLE POOL MAINTENANCE - Professional maintenance from only 80 euros per month (exc. chemicals). Call Splash Pools on 952 591 053 - open 8am to 4pm (100013)

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Phillipino maid required for housework and child care in Marbella. Please email cv to noelia@sprint or call 608 883 988 (204456)

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PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl. Tel: 609 503 021 (204174)

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TRANSLATION certified and ordinary. All language combination. 952 776 803 info@transla (93470)

MR EDUARD. Spiritualist with 35 years experience, national and international healer, adviser. Call 952 824 446 / 626 502 803 (204361)

TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER. Reasonable rates. Also available for visits to Lawyer/hospital and general paperwork assistance. Contact Amaya 647 403 435 (204467)

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Trophies LASER ENGRAVED Trophies, Prizes, quality glass engraving service, competitive prices, with 40 years experience. Trophies, medal, badges from 1€. THE SPORTS SHOP, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 473 530 (99494)

Tuition LEARN SPANISH. Speak Spanish from 1st lesson. 1 to 1 or group lessons. Children and adults. Friendly teacher. Learn properly, gain confidence. GCSE & all levels. From Sotogrande to Fuengirola. Great prices. 664 209 839 (100297) CALAHONDA language Centre.New Term starts September 17th. Spanish Courses,all levels including Beginners semi-intensive, for 6 weeks.Small groups for guaranteed results. Also private classes.Translations.Established 1987.Enrol by email : or in person from 12th September. (204168)

TV & Video MR NICE-SKY. Dish re-alignments. Sky Installations. Fair Price. Second hand equipment wanted. Tel Jim 652 023 012 (99384) T1

49 EUROS freeview Sky boxes, Pace, known to be the best in Spain, even in low signal areas. Comes with remote control. Can deliver. 59 euros Sky + boxes, record live tv. 89 euros Sky + HD boxes pause, watch and record live tv in HD. Sky cards available for extra free channels. Also TV contracts available. Please call Paul 603 265 499, SKY PROBLEMS / Installers don’t turn up when they promise to? Can’t or won’t sort out your satellite problems? Then call Steve @ Scansat. We supply and install full Sky Systems, Digi-boxes, Dishes, Sky cards UK/Irish. Dish relocations and TV extensions. For a fast reliable service call Steve 676 533 209 problem solved! (100436)

SATELLITE, Sky, BBC, HD fitted, Sky cards and repairs. All European satellites, sales service, best prices, LCD, LED, TD, 3D, HD sales repairs. Alarms, security, all types. Electrical rewiring. French TNT sat. Established 1973. 952 443 838 / 670 443 838 (100347)

RIVIERA, submissive, complacent, I love it when you punish me, I enjoy pain. Fully equipped dungeon, appointment only. 634 487 517 (204105)


50 EUROS Fuengirola/ Mijas Costa, 10 spectacular girls, high standing, gorgeous, friendly, seductive. Striptease, all services. Luxury villa. Call outs. 24 HOURS. 952 582 150 (97759)

UPHOLSTERY work for your furniture. Window decoration, interior consulting, wall covering, luxury fabrics, outdoor fabrics. Home visits in all places for free. Iris Seegert. Berlin/Marbella phone 647 764 426 (98193) CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 831 / 952 669 701 (101382)

REPAIRS – TVs, Plasmas, LCDs, Digi-Boxes, Video, Hi-Fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 years experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (204037)

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WWW.2WAYBROADBAND.EU complete freesat systems from 150€. Sky systems/contract cards. No call out charge, all realignments 25€. No fix no fee. 674 349 932. (100429)

NEAR Elviria - Angela, young, beautiful and discreet, dark skinned with blue eyes. Your perfect lover for your wildest moments, 24 hours, www.but 602 690 036 (204105)

SKY Digiboxes Freeview €80-€90 Sky HD €140 All New, 6 Month Warranty 653 061 472 (204474)

NO FIX NO FEE ! Missing TV channels or poor reception? Been told it’s normal in Spain? Well it’s not! For these types of problems or for a new Sky or any European satellite system. Call us today 627 955 728 / 627 955 648

SKY AND SKY+ Digiboxes Wide selection of quality tested receivers available at very competitive prices Ian 659 812 995 (99387)


LOVELY Asian, Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian, hot and horny, discreet villa, Las Chapas, near Calahonda 679 126 231 (100421) BEAUTIFUL young Spanish, Polish, Asian, Thai massage, relax luxury atmosphere, San Pedro near Banus 618 448 131 (100421) MARBELLA CENTRE – the ideal place for your enjoyment in the city centre, eight young ladies for unforgettable moments. Open 24h and prices from €50. For reservations and information call 620 366 817. (95451)

MOBILE SERVICE. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571– 644 546 176 (98224)

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Jaguar invests €462.8m in new Range Rover J

AGUAR LAND ROVER has announced a £370 million (€462.8m) investment. This will be used to upgrade its UK manufacturing facilities and increase productivity as it prepares to launch the all-new Range Rover in 170 countries around the world. Following a three-year engineering project, the sale of the fourthgeneration Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) begins this month. “This outstanding new Range Rover symbolises our commitment to investing in Britain and exporting around the world, delivering classleading performance, agility, quality and luxury in a model that enjoys iconic status in almost every market,” said Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer. “As the UK’s leading automotive investor in R&D we are proud of the work that has gone into developing the new technologies and innovations to make the new Range Rover possible.


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“Through a £370m investment in our manufacturing facilities we have been able to build the world’s first SUV with lightweight allaluminium construction, a car that is 20 per cent lighter, with fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 22 per cent.” As part of the £370 million investment package, Jaguar Land Rover has installed a new aluminium body shop for the latest Range Rover at the company’s Solihull plant, near Birmingham, along with upgrades to paint-applications technologies, trim assembly, warehousing and Jaguar Land Rover’s first customer handover centre. The Range Rover forms part of a new model offensive by Jaguar Land Rover, which will soon launch the Jaguar XF Sportbrake and the Jaguar F-Type sports car, set to be ready for customers in eary 2013. “Jaguar Land Rover is firing on all cylinders, generating export revenues of close to £8

billion a year as we meet demand for a modelrange that justifies continued expansion in our UK facilities and elsewhere,” said Dr Speth. At the recent new Range Rover launch in Richmond Park, London, prospective owners, dealers, media and company executives.

The new vehicles will be ready for customers in early 2013, some 40 years after the first Range Rover was unveiled. The lightweight aluminium platform will deliver enhanced performance and fuel economy, lowering CO2 emissions.

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Infiniti M35h hybrid gets on the fast track to business success I

NFINITI’S has launched the Infinit M35h hybrid, optimized for business users. With 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds, the M35h Business Edition is recorded as the world’s fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon in 2011 by Guinness World Records. That is 6.9l/100km on the combined cycle, but there is zero consumption, and zero CO2 emissions, when

the innovative hybrid system employs silent all-electric power for driving in congested city streets. With 159g/km of CO2 the M35h Business Edition falls below the common 160g/km tax threshold (depending on country). It also comes with advanced safety features including Bi-xenon Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), rear-view

camera, parking sensors and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). For comfort it boasts heated ventilated front seats, Forest Air® climate control, HDD Music Box and voicerecognition navigation, Bose® 10-speaker highperformance audio system with Bose® AudiPilot2 Noise Compensation Technology, Bluetooth

and USB connector.

The on-the-road price is from €54,815 (price may vary per country).

RECORD: The world’s fastest-accelerating hybrid saloon in 2011.

Visionary showroom concept for market launch of the new A-Class Mercedes-Benz opens first ‘Visionary Store’ in Milan MERCEDES-BENZ is accompanying the market launch of the new A-Class in Italy with a completely new showroom concept. Adding a new attraction to Milan, the first ‘Visionary Store’ was opened by Mercedes-Benz Head of Sales and Marketing Dr Joachim Schmidt. Nico Rosberg, driver for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, was the first to enjoy the features of the new showroom. Even closer to the customer, an even more direct brand and product experience and even more networked – this is the

AUTO-GRAPH: Nico Rosberg signs the new A-Class. mission of the new showroom concept in Milan. “The customer is now the star, even more than before,” said Dr Schmidt.

“He can now experience our vehicles in two worlds at once – the real and the virtual. Together, they offer a completely new vehicle experience.”

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MGM weighs in as new star gym in the heart of Puerto Banus MGM, Macklin Gym Marbella, is a new professional boxing gym in the heart of Puerto Banus.

Back in action AFTER no game last weekend because of call-ups for international games, Malaga return to league action this weekend with a game against Levante.

15th best YOUNG Cartama table tennis player Francisco Ruiz Rodriguez has been ranked 15th in world ranking following the ITTF Hopes tournament in Sweden.

The official training gym for Matthew Macklin and recently opened to the public as a private

members gym, it looks set to be popular not only in Puerto Banus and Marbella but also beyond.

Offering a positive, disciplined and inclusive training environment, MGM members

Charity Cricket Festival THE last week of September will see the Cartama Oval host the inaugural Costa del Sol Charity Cricket Festival. Sponsored by IBEX and LLOYDS TSB International, the free event starts Thursday September 27 and finishes on the Saturday with matches starting at 12pm daily. The aim of the annual Fest is to raise the profile of cricket in southern Spain and to raise funds for Cudeca Cancer Hospice and the development of cricket in the local schools and Colleges. Chiswick and Latymer

Cartama Oval. CC(Middlesex) and Earlswood CC(Warwickshire) will be doing battle over the three days with Seville CC and an Andalucian

select X1 skippered by legend Brian Barrett. After the game there will the presentation and prize draw with top notch prizes - including

a weekend for two at a five-star resort followed by a BBQ. To book contact Tim on 662233302 or

have access to certified trainers of all levels who aim to provide the best training and guidance. As a non-profit making organisation, MGM is working in collaboration with local charity, ASPANDEM, for children with disabilities and is committed to playing an integral part in the local community. MGM, in association with Linekers Group, is planning to host a White Collar Boxing event on September 28 at the H10 Andalucia Plaza in Puerto Banus,with all proceeds to ASPANDEM. Last year the same event raised more than â&#x201A;Ź7,000. In addition MGM on September 27 is holding its opening pĂ rty which will also be the official weigh-in event for the White Collar Boxing event. Phone MGM to get on the guest list on 952 817 219.


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Paralympics end in style and an ace at last for Andy

PARALYMPICS: Sunday’s closing ceremony was the biggest festival of light, sound and fire ever staged. GB’s athletes, 282 of them, some setting world and paralympic records, ‘inspired a generation’ by winning 120 medals, with the tally made up of 34 gold, 43 silver and 43 bronze. This was 18 more than they achieved in Beijing four years ago and the combined efforts of the athletes enabled GB to finish third in the final

medal table behind China (231) and Russia (102). Spain, meanwhile, collected 40 medals. It is sadly not possible to name every GB medal winner so I have shortened my list with my following ‘class of gold.’ * ‘Athlete of the Games’ and the greatest wheelchair racer of alltime, David ‘The Werewolf’ Weir, with victory in the 800m, 1,500m 5,000m and marathon races. * Cyclist Sarah Storey also won four golds - taking her overall tally to 11. * Mark Colbourne, champion cyclist, won the individual pursuit. * Track speedsters on blades, Jonnie Peacock (100m) and Richard Whitehead (200m). * Mickey Bushell and Hannah Cockroft (twice) both powered home in their wheelchairs.

AT LAST! Andy Murray became the first Brit in 76 years to win a Grand Slam.


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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.

* Ellie Simmonds (two gold, one silver, one bronze), plus Josef Craig, JessicaJane Applegate, Oliver Hynd and Jonathan Fox in the pool. * Equestrian riders Sophie Christiansen (three golds) and Natasha Baker. * Discus throwers Josie Pearson and Aled Davies. * Helena Lucas, GB’s firstever sailing gold medallist, lapped up the waves. * I also have to mention archer Danielle Brown and


WHAT a week for sport! The Paralympics came to a spectacular end and Andy Murray is finally a Grand Slam champion. The Scot - the first GB Grand Slam champion for 76 years - added the US Open title to the Olympic Gold he won earlier, beating Novak Djokovic in a dramatic five-set final.

the rest of Team GB’s cycling gold medal winners. Other global

athletes I must mention include South African ‘blade runner’ Oscar Pistorius (gold in the 400m and relay), former Formula One Italian driver Alex Zanardi (two golds in hand-cycling), the Republic of Ireland’s tracksters Jason Smith and Michael McKillop, plus Brazilian Alan Oliveira who beat Pistorius in the 200m. Will Rio beat what London has achieved over the last month or so when Brazil becomes the global spotlight in four years’ time.

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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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