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Temporary public work HUERCAL DE ALMERIA plans temporary work contracts for 14 unemployed, partly funded by the employment services, to improve public spaces.

Killer fight IN Almeria, 8,000 breast scans are performed annually the local Cancer Association reported. CRACKING DOWN: Owners of homes not their primary residence may have to pay extra taxes.

Taxman gets tough to seize extra €6,415m

THE taxman is getting tougher. He is now scouring the nation to fill its coffers in the dire economic times, with businesses and property owners

affected. Between January and July this year Hacienda the Spanish tax authority - retrieved €6,415 million in antifraud operations. This is 15.3 per cent more than during the same period last year. And €3 out of every €4 were recovered through control operations. Big taxpayers, mostly business, were responsible for paying over 27.5 per cent of

the amount clawed back. Hacienda, which expects to obtain a total of €8,171 million this year through control operations, is widening its net by requesting information from 51 banks regarding safety deposit boxes. There were 4,500 investigations into apparently empty homes and premises with suspiciously high electricity consumption. Three out of every

four examined, however, were found to be occupied, without having been declared. Another 750 investigations centred on homes registered as principal residences which were second homes and therefore liable to a higher tax rate. Hacienda also carried out 1,700 ‘submerged economy’ operations, pinpointing tax irregularities in onethird of them.

Farmer injured A FARMER aged 68 was taken to hospital suffering burns and smoke inhalation after fighting a fire in Alcolea.

No parking A CAMPAIGN to legalise ‘No parking’ signs used by residents without authorisation is planned by the Treasury Council of Vera.

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It's official! Jobless have only 8.6pc work chance UNEMPLOYED people in Spain have only an 8.6 per cent chance of finding work. Five years ago, those seeking employment stood a 29.4 per cent likelihood of finding work, according to employment agency association AGETT. And indicators suggest this year’s third quarter up until the end of this month will be ‘at least’ as negative as the same period last year. Unemployment figures for recent months still do not fully reflect the outcome of the latest government spending cuts or increased taxes, AGETT warns in its latest report. Job-seekers face the greatest difficulties in Castilla-La Mancha with a 6.4 per cent probability of finding work, followed by Extremadura (6.5 per cent), the Canary Islands (6.9 per cent), Andalucia (7.7 per cent) and Cataluña (7.9 per cent). The best places to look for work at present are the Balearic islands, with a 17.9 per chance, Navarra (14.3 per

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Cinema billing for Lawrence LAWRENCE of Arabia will be the inspiration of the II International Photography Contest in Almeria cinemas next month.

Wider appeal

WAITING FOR WORK: Jobless have less than 10 per cent chance of employment in Spain. cent), Cantabria (11.5 per cent), the Basque Region (10.4 per cent) and La Rioja (10.2 per cent). By the end of June this year 1.6 million jobless had been unsuccessfully seeking work for more than two years, and a further 900,000 had been looking for over a year, jointly representing 43.8 per cent of

the people out of work in Spain. Andalucia has the worst long-term unemployment with 32.8 per cent, followed by Murcia (32.7 per cent) and the Valencian Community (32.3 per cent). Despite such odds, the percentage of Spanish seeking positions abroad remains relatively low.

ALMERIA Book Fair at the Plaza Vieja in November will include music and comics to attract a wider audience, Culture Councillor Ramon FernandezPacheco has revealed.

Retirees help AN ASSOCIATION of British retirees in Arboleas is repairing and donating computers for the needy people, including Saharan people in refugee camps.

Chinese fans AN AVERAGE of six Chinese consult Almeria’s city council tourism web page each day, the Tourism Department has revealed.

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PIONEERING eye surgery developments were presented by the Head of Eye Medicine of Hospital Virgen del Mar, Almeria, to a European Congress in Milan, Italy.

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Vegas odds no worry to ONCE lottery

ONCE - which holds daily lotteries throughout Spain - is unworried that it might lose out through plans for the EuroVegas casino complex in Madrid. “It does not affect us one way or the other,” said ONCE chief, Angel Sanchez. “EuroVegas’ arrival in Spain is a further example of the increase in operators and how more of us have

to share out the cake.” ONCE, Spain's organisation for the blind, has in recent weeks launched a new Euro-jackpot lottery in eight European countries with €10 million to €90 million prizes. This is its first step outside Spain in a move to cut its dependence on the national market. Looking back, Sanchez said that for ONCE, the crisis began at the

beginning of the century when we had a share of more than 10 per cent of the market. Now it has dropped to 7.4 per cent. Since then ONCE has reinvented itself with new types of lotteries. “We went to petrol stations, ‘estancos’ (state tobacco shops) and street kiosks not previously clients of ours,” said Sanchez.

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Personal view JUDGE Nicolas Poveda Peñas from Almeria disagrees with four other magistrates that ETA-terrorist Uribetxeberria Bolinaga, who has cancer, be freed.

Health funds

THREE hiking routes are to be organised by Roquetas de Mar Youth Department in October, November and December.

CREATION of a Medical School in Almeria should be dismissed and funds used to improve healthcare, president of the local Professional Doctors’ Association advised.

Photo exhibition

View points

A GROUP exhibition of 31 photographers from the Indalo Group will remain on display in the Provincial Government of Almeria until September 28.

ALMOCITA will get two view points and an interpretation centre on Mudejar art in an old church to help reflect the city's Moorish past as part of a tourism plan.

In the family A MAN of 50 who stole a crane, three cement mixers and other construction materials totalling €86,000 from his uncle in La Cañada, Almeria was arrested.

€750,000 setback A €750,000 track for cyclists and hikers opened two months ago has been destroyed by rains due to construction faults, Los Lobos residents have denounced.

30kg drug find THREE people were arrested after 30kg of marijuana was seized from a home in Huercal Overa in addition to €400 in cash.

Oldest school RENOVATION and expansion works at the Secondary School and School of Languages Sabinar, the oldest in Roquetas de Mar, were stopped after the contracting company went bankrupt.

Spanish cities a dream drive

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PAIN’s main cities - whatever the majority of expatriates appear to believe - are a dream for drivers compared to average large European

cities. But Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia clearly lead the way for heavy gridlock and pollution compared to other Spanish locations. In general, it takes 24 per cent longer for drivers to reach a destination in European cities because of road traffic than on normal roads.

But in Barcelona, the worst Spanish city for traffic congestion, it takes only 21 per cent longer, followed by Madrid (16 per cent) and Valencia (14 per cent). The most congested European city of 31 surveyed by a satellite navigator company was Warsaw where it takes 42 per cent longer to get anywhere. The Polish capital just gained the dubious honour of being Europe’s most congested city over the French riviera city of Marseille (41 per cent).

Sevilla-Almeria train in danger THE Spanish Government is reportedly considering the cancellation of the train service between Almeria and Sevilla. The line with Madrid could also be modified, warned Rosalia Martin from political party IU. The Ministry of Public Works is planning a new design for communications among different provinces. Public company Adif is looking at reallocation of workers according to the needs of the stations. Train company Renfe would then modify their lines accordingly. The Regional Council for Public Works is strongly committed to the public transport and will continue to subsidise the deficit of the Sevilla line, said Martin.

Quote of the week

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ALL CLEAR: Driving in Spanish cities - including in Barcelona - is far less congested than in most main European cities.

IF I have given one iota more pain, suffering or humiliation to families of victims of ETA’s armed actions, I present here my sincere apologies

Arnaldo Otegi, Basque politician and spokesman for the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, currently in prison, in his book “The time of lights” to be released next Friday.

School plan renovation works out to tender RENOVATION WORK costing €308,564 to Atalaya school, Nijar, has been put out to tender by the Junta de Andalucia.

Number of the week

65,000

people demonstrated in Madrid against cut-backs and demanded a referendum for austerity policies, according to the government. Meanwhile trade unionists estimated the number at half a million.

HUERCAL-OLVERA will have a Group of Civil Protection made up by trained volunteers, announced the Councillor for Citizen Safety, Antonio Lazaro.

2,000 pleas AROUND 2,000 requests have been received this year by El Ejido’s Municipal Centre for Women, Councillor for Social Welfare Julia Ibañez has said.

Welfare fund ROQUETAS DE MAR wants €150,000 from the Junta de Andalucia for immigrant and drug-addict welfare projects, says the town council.

and finally... THE right bronze lion at the door of the Spanish Congress is lacking its male parts, says television’s History Channel. Possible explanations include the sculptor’s political inclinations or lack of sufficient material, since the two lions were forged with war cannons seized from Morocco. Plans are underway to forge new two kilo parts.


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Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Salad surprise LAND REGISTRY: Records are being updated.

Irregular By Carmel Langdon

MANY residents in Mojacar have been asked to update or correct their land registry records and asked to pay additional duties. This comes after aerial photographs were taken by a contracting company showing that property sizes do not match the records as well as other irregularities. “Residents are cooperating and some have hired experts to solve the situation”, explained political group Union Mojaquera. This has been done out of their own pocket. “Even though it was the town council’s job to clear up these irregularities, which in many cases are due to difficult or erroneous interpretation of the pictures.” Around 900 cases have been investigated and the corresponding settlement demands for payment made. The vast majority appear to show very high amounts that do not correspond with the already high cadastral evaluations in Mojacar. The town hall has been overwhelmed by the number of protests and complaints made. Instead of taking action, the council has advised residents to lodge appeals, reportedly prompting further ‘outrage’.

A MOTHER from Hampshire complained to Waitrose after allegedly finding a live frog in a bag of salad bought from them.

Royal find ARCHAEOLOGISTS announced a skeleton found under a city car park in England could possibly be of medieval King Richard III.

CCTV control AT least 47,000 CCTV cameras are installed at British schools and more than 200 have cameras in their toilets or changing rooms.

Rapist jailed A MAN, 19, who raped a woman who had been thrown off her last bus home was jailed for six and a half years.


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Fewer flights now despite growth for Almeria Airport RYANAIR will reportedly cancel their schedule flight Almeria-Madrid as of September 30. This leaves carrier Air Nostrum as the only choice for this route now. Ryanair had also cancelled the flight Liverpool-Almeria in April, resulting in an estimate of 200,000 fewer tourists from the UK in summer. Back then, the company alleged lack of support from the Provincial Government. The reason this time could be higher airport fees charged by airport managing company AENA, as well as low occupancy rates in the flights to Madrid, reported Spanish newspaper

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CANCELLED: Ryanair will cease to fly the Almeria-Madrid route as of September 30.

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Nostrum will discontinue their flight from September

to March. A 42 per cent drop in passengers recorded in winter led to this decision. At present, Vueling operates this route thrice a week but could raise frequency. In the summer seasons, flights to 26 destinations were operated at Almeria Airport. Only 10 were national destinations. Almeria is one of the few AENA airports that grew in August with 11 per cent more passengers than last year. A 12 per cent rise was also recorded in July mainly due to new connections with Barcelona (Vueling) and Nottingham (Ryanair).

Global Battle of the Bands winners free concert A MURCIA band that won the Global Battle of the Bands in London will be kick-starting this year’s Huercal

Overa Fair in October. ‘Second’ will perform a free concert on Thursday October 18,

11.30pm in the Polideportivo Sports Arena. There will also be a host of other artists performing.

Protesters march to Almeria A PROTEST against the Government’s cutbacks that has been marching through different provinces in the region reached Almeria City. The march was organised by Andalucia’s trade union SAT. They left El Ejido and stopped in Roquetas de Mar before heading for Almeria. Around 150 people arrived in Almeria and were joined by 1,000 demonstrators in the city, according to the organisation. The police and Guardia Civil expected disturbances after in other provinces a supermarket, a hotel and a bank office had been targeted by demonstrators. The march was heavily watched and several establishments circled by security forces. Up to five police vans watched over the closing event at the Plaza de la Vela. SAT’s Secretary General Diego Cañamero claimed the march was a peaceful act and had been criminalised. “We are not dangerous, but those who govern, the bankers and the corporations are”, he protested. The popular leader of the organisation Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo was absent due to poor health.


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Stories making headlines from Germany

Naked and poisoned SUMMER’S OVER: The simulation showed the importance of the lifeguards.

Lifeguards at Vera close the season By Carmel Langdon

day with strong winds and currents. Rudy Mahiques, coordinator for the VERA PLAYA said goodbye to another company SAMA2005SLU, members of the summer season in a very different way. lifeguards and sea rescue and the Vera They simulated the rescue of a Town Hall organised the exercise. windsurfer and a shipwrecked person in So convincing was the whole rescue that extremely difficult conditions on a red flag bathers watching were asking questions and showed genuine admiration and concern. Even a doctor enjoying a day on the beach offered THE Red Cross is holding a collective art his services. exposition at Vera’s Victoria Convent. It will The whole operation took continue until next Friday, September 28. 20 minutes in the weather A group of local artists sensitive to the social conditions. This serves to needs of the area have donated one of their show the importance of following the advice of paintings to the cause with all proceeds from lifeguards and how vital sales going to the Red Cross social activities the professionals are. to help families in dire need.

Red Cross help

A NAKED monk found staggering around in the woods by a Bavarian hiker had eaten poisonous berries.

History check A BRITISH man’s truck was found by the police in the western District of Mettman to have tyres from the German Democratic Republic which collapsed more than 20 years ago.

Bite size A MAN was arrested after he allegedly stripped at the Lower Saxony town of Braunschweig’s main railway station and violently resisted arrest by biting a policeman’s finger so hard it broke.

Path of love AROUND 800 people turned up at the opening of the 2.5km ‘path of love’ in the village of Poppenhausen. It has three ‘activity stations’ with various lovethemed stops.

Israel hater A US philosopher branded an ‘Israel hater’ by the German Council of Jews was awarded a prize in Frankfurt among protests.

Founder alone THE German Pirate Party has distanced itself from the Swedish founder of the movement over his call for owning child pornography to be legalised.



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SEVEN residents of Huercal Olvera of different nationalities have been arrested for dealing cocaine. Eight hundred doses of highly pure cocaine were seized together with â&#x201A;Ź7,000 in cash, 1,000g of cutting materials and two vehicles. Investigation began in June after the police heard of a criminal gang which allegedly provided small dealers. The main suspect is a Colombian citizen who posed a special challenge because he had worked as a police agent in his country of origin and was well acquainted with investigation techniques. The gang had several homes including a small lab to cut, press and pack the drug. Three gang members have been sent to prison by court order and the rest were released on bail.

A JOB opportunity and training site has been created by Huercal Overa Town Hall. This was done with a view to offering residents information regarding what employment positions and training is available. They are setting up a page on their website www.huercal-overa.es, which can also be used by private entities. Employment Councillor Monica Navarro is actively liaising with businesses and companies to offer them this space and a chance to work together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is really interesting as it pulls together all the information someone might need when searching for a job and we are offering all the mechanisms necessary to make this easier and at the same time inform them about courses that are available,â&#x20AC;? said Navarro. The web page will be up and running

 

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Drug bust in Roquetas de Mar TWO people were arrested after officers allegedly discovered drugs in their homes in Roquetas de Mar. Cocaine, marihuana, cutting substances, and â&#x201A;Ź5,300 in cash were seized

in addition to vehicles they reportedly held against debts owed to them by people buying drugs. Rooms in the homes were prepared for drug use including a metallic door

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Almeria Seat Belt Control and Awareness Campaign By Carmel Langdon NEARLY 250 people were fined during the recent seat belt control and awareness campaign in various Almeria municipalities. Town halls were invited by the traffic department to put their local police to take part in this campaign between September 10 and 16 in Antas, Berja, El Ejido, Nijar, Pulpi, Roquetas de Mar and Vera. They checked on seat belt usage and children’s car safety according to their age, weight and height.

This was prompted by the latest road death statistics. In the first eight months of the year, more than a fifth of the 556 people who died driving cars or vans did not wear a seat belt. More than one million people have been saved by wearing a seat belt during a collision that would otherwise died, according to Spain’s automobile safety report. As seat belt use is a fundamental part of safety in all countries of the EU, this campaign coincided with simultaneous campaigns organised

by the International Traffic Police Organisation in more than 25 European countries. Ten reasons to wear a seat belt • It reduces the risk of death in an accident by half. • It protects against being thrown out of the car and impacting with the windscreen. • There is five times less likelihood of injuring or killing in urban areas while wearing a belt. • In a head-on collision with a vehicle going at 80 km/h, death

Town Hall cuts costs VERA Town Hall saves more than €127,378 per year in the cleaning of public buildings. “After restructuring and re-organising the function, necessities and workforce we have been able to offer the same services that we counted upon at a lower cost,” said Councillor for Public Works and Services, Belén Carnicer. These measures prove that things can be well done using less municipal funds if they are well organised and by looking for the best price and good service utilising the human resources and materials available, according to Carnicer.

REORGANISED: Belen Carnicer.

and serious injury usually occurs if seatbelts are not worn. • When a car overturns the risk of death is reduced by 77 per cent with the use of a seat belt. • The occupants of a car travel at the same speed as the vehicle in the event of braking. The car will stop but the passengers do not and 50 km/h is equivalent to falling from a second floor building. • Seatbelts function as a complement to the airbag which will not work on thier own. • Not using the seat belts in the rear of the vehicle is of great risk. In a head-on collision the risk of the passenger behind hitting and killing the passengers in the front increases by eight times. • Not wearing a seatbelt is counted along with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol as one of the principal causes of injury. • Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of harm to driver and passengers.

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Stories making headlines from Russia

Illegal tiger hunting POLICE in the eastern region of Pirmorye opened eight cases of illegal hunting after seizing the skins of endangered Amur tigers found in a cabin.

New ballet MOSCOW’S Bolshoi Theatre has featured a ballet version of Don Quixote, choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus.

Plane crash TEN people died after a plane crash in the Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula, caused by a pilot error according to the investigators.


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Treasure hunt in Vera, Cuevas and Carboneras TWO guided routes were organised last week as part of the CAMP Project. This initiative revolves around cultural and land heritage in the eastern region of Almeria (Levante). About 70 people took part in the two enacted activities. In Carboneras and Aguamarga, the lighthouse keeper of Mesa Roldan explained this ancient job. An excellent performance of a Moorish and Christians play, food tasting and traditional sweets were offered at the local castle alongside exhibits of traditional craftwork. Another route from Cuevas del Almanzora to Vera was called ‘Treasure hunting for traditions’. Interpreting guides took participants to the Castle of the Marquis of Los Velez and stately homes of Cuevas del Almanzora. This project is a joint initiative of the Environment Ministry, the Regional Council and the Environmental Programme of the United Nations. The purpose is to promote environmental sustainability in the area. Visits are thus organised in a participative and entertaining manner with guides and a crew of actors. Further visits will take place in September in Mojacar, Garrucha, Retamar and Cabo the Gata.

Never-ending highway will now cost double TRAVELLING by car from Almeria to Malaga on the highway will not be possible until 2014. Works began for the last stretch of the A-7 highway in Granada a few days ago. It will take 18 months to

finish it, after the first contracting company ‘bailed out’. “This project is a Guiness-record-holder for the number of modifications”, said the Minister for Public Works

Ana Pastor. Many stretches had to be redesigned due to geography features and the original €800 million budget will end up being doubled, according to the Government. Cabinet after cabinet have blamed it on

Seniors’ safety A SENIOR’S safety plan is being carried out in the Almeria Province. The aim is to inform senior citizens about issues that directly affect their safety. Members of a pensioners’ club in Huercal Overa attended a conference last week about issues such as robberies, scams or illtreatment.

PENSIONERS: Attended a conference last week.

their predecessors. Several finishing dates were announced, first 2008, then 2010. In the best case scenario, the project will be six years late. The Government’s representative Carmen Crespo has criticised the former government for stopping the works. Settlement of the €185 million debt for land expropriations will now begin for residents in Granada and Almeria. This project is a major concern for the Infrastructures Board of the province, since it could mean a significant increase in GDP if more tourists reach the province.


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Everybody out? No, everybody in! ON October 1, approximately 3,000 union officials attached to public administration departments will return to their original jobs. Of those resuming their posts, 1,260 are employed by the central government and 1,600 by regional and local administrations. Equivalent to shop stewards, they are seconded full-time to the unions but over the years the number of these officials or ‘liberados’ has gradually increased. The government now hopes to save the €33,000 annual cost of each official and another €1.2 million on their expenses. There will be further savings of €7.2 million once temporary workers no longer have to be brought in to cover.

Counting the cost of health care service THE government is not withdrawing health care from anyone, Health Minister Ana Mato declared in parliament last week. But the right to receive medical attention should not be confused ‘under any circumstances’ with the right to a health card, she said in a reply to socialist MP Guadalupe Martin. Under the new regulations effective since August 5 - only immigrants holding a Spanish residence card will have the right to use government-financed health services. Before the new regulatory changes, it was enough to be inscribed on the municipal rolls. This does not apply to EU and Swiss nationals, who are fully covered by European Health Care. The Council of State clarified that immigrants failing to meet the required conditions will still receive medical assistance in the following cases: urgencies, serious illnesses, giving birth and after birth. Minors under 18 - will still be treated in the same way as Spanish citizens. This year’s reforms have saved €221 million and put Spain on the same level as Europe, according to

NO TO ‘HEALTH TOURISM’: Health Minister Ana Mato (right) during a PP congress. Photo: Flickr, PPCYL - Partido Popular de Castilla y Leon. Mato, although Martin described them as “unsupportive, unfeeling, unjust and inefficient.” No other European country gives total health cover to every non-national on the town hall registry, the minister claimed. It is important to underline that non-resident immigrants will still receive the usual health care in the non PP-governed regions of Andalucia, Asturias, the Basque Country, the Canary Islands and Catalonia.

For those living in Valencia Region and not holding a health card, cost services will be invoiced to their insurance account (if they have one), to their country of origin (when a bilateral agreement applies) or directly to the patient. If they cannot afford the costs, they can apply to NGOs or to public aids from the Council of Social Welfare. In Comunidad Valenciana there are around 30,000 people trying to justify their legal residence for accessing public health care.

Love is all around! THE uninhibited sexual behaviour in public of young Spaniards often surprise foreigners who recall the straitlaced past. Spain has become permissive, sexologist Silva de Bejar told ABC newspaper recently. “Making love in public is questionable, but nowadays no-one dares to comment,” she said. Exhibitionism and “sexual provocation” are punished by Spain’s penal code only if involving minors or the disabled. “Sex in public is not punishable because exhibitionism is not intended,” Juan Jose Pindado, an expert in penal law told ABC. Municipal bye-laws control clothing and nudity but not sexual relations, apart from those intended to discourage prostitution. So is Spain’s sexual revolution here to stay? In 50 years full-on sex could be acceptable in public or there could be a return to chaster attitudes.

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US gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson wants Spain to relax anti-smoking law for his EuroVegas casino and leisure complex in Madrid. This was made clear during negotiations with Madridâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autonomous government and regional president Esperanza Aguirre has made no secret of her willingness to do so. Never happy with the legislation introduced by the former socialist government, she is in favour of allowing smoking in all of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casinos. Groups set up to defend the anti-smoking law were quick to condemn Aguirre. The final decision rests with the central government and there are currently no plans to amend existing antismoking laws, confirmed Health Minister Ana Mato. The anti-smoking law affects the entire country and would be impossible to amend for one specific case; changes would have to be applied nationally, she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The PP does not contemplate any changes in the smoking law,â&#x20AC;? said the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretary general, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, EuroVegas will provide the region with direct and indirect employment and Aguirre is accused by critics of being prepared to give Adelson everything he wants. The small print of detailing conditions and privileges for Sheldon Adelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madrid empire of six casinos and 12 hotels, has yet to revealed. Requests for concessions on employment, contracts and taxes are likely and the regional president is determined to find a way round the smoking laws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Singapore, which is so strict, allows smoking in its casinos, and the US too, I would not be surprised if it happened in Spain, too,â&#x20AC;? she said last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be logical.â&#x20AC;?

ESPERANZA AGUIRRE: Agrees with the wish to relax the anti-smoking laws for the EuroVegas casino and leisure complex in Madrid.


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Special conference for recovering alcoholics By Carmel Langdon UP to 400 people and their families who have been treated for or affected by alcohol dependency are set to

attend a special conference. The Federation for Rehabilitated Alcoholics in Spain FARE, selected Hotel Best Mojacar as the venue to hold their XLI National Congress.

FALSE COMPARTMENT: Drugs were found here.

It will take place from Wednesday October 10 until Sunday 14 under the banner ‘Vivir sin alcohol. Otra forma de vivir’ (living without alcohol, another way to live). This meeting has the objective of teaching and talking to those affected directly or indirectly by alcoholism through conferences and discussions. Manuel Lucas, sexologist and ex Delegate of Health in Andalucia Regional Government will present the first workshop at 10pm although the official opening will take place the following day. He will comment on ‘Sexuality’, ‘How do we relate with each other’, ‘Alcohol and binge drinking’, ‘What are addictions’, ‘Pathology, Psychiatry and Alcoholism’, They were travelling from all subjects for the North Africa. conferences at the round Two detainees were from the Valencia Province table that will take place on and the third from Malaga. the second day.

Three arrested on drug charges

THREE people were arrested while disembarking at Almeria Port for allegedly smuggling drugs.

More than 128kg of hashish in 334 packages were reportedly found in a false compartment in their vehicle along with €5,800.


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4.00pm - midnight 4:05pm Horrible Histories Historical sketch show. 4:35pm Lockie Leonard Live action comedy series following the adventures of 12-year-old Australian surf rat Lockie. 5:00pm Who Let the Dogs Out? Wacky dog training talent show presented by Zak George and narrated by Rik Mayall. 5:30pm Roy The O’Brien family are new in town. An ordinary family - well, almost. 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Good Cop 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery 12:35am Taken in Broad Daylight 1:55am Holiday Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:00am Panorama Current affairs. 2:30am Countryfile 3:30am Rip Off Britain 4:15am Celebrity MasterChef 4:45am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm The World's Strictest Parents 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Russell Howard 11:00pm Wilfred 11:20pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am Russell Howard 2:30am Wilfred 2:50am Don't Tell the Bride 3:50am The Revolution Will be Televised 4:20am Bad Education

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5:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Britain's Empty Homes 12:30pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses 3:38pm Only Fools and Horses

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7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Eliot Kid 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:20am Léon 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 10:15am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Chuggington 11:05am Nuzzle and Scratch: Frock and Roll 11:25am Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm My Life in Books 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:05am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 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 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Helicopter Heroes 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm Wartime Farm 10:00pm The Choir 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm The Corrie Years 10:00pm The Bletchley Circle 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

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5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Come Dine with Me 10:25am Come Dine with Me 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm The Renovation Game 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Undercover Boss USA 2:00pm Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 2:20pm Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst

6:10am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Big Body Squad 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm World's Toughest Trucker 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm The Audience 11:00pm One Born Every Minute

4:15pm The Obsession 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Chris hands in his resignation after Paul threatens to pull out of a big contract with the garage. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Frontline Police 9:00pm Heroes of the Skies 10:00pm Making Faces 11:00pm True CSI

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BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1977 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm The Two-Thousand-YearOld Computer 11:00pm The Treasures of Ancient Rome 12:00am Lilyhammer 12:45am Only Connect 1:15am Top of the Pops: 1977 1:45am Horizon 2:45am The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer

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

When surgeon Danny's dream date mistakenly thinks he's married, he's forced to pretend he's about to get divorced. Can he rope dowdy assistant Katherine into playing his fake wife? Romantic comedy.

12:00am Dallas 12:55am Inside Hollywood 1:00am Super Casino 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am 999: What's Your Emergency? 1:15am Fatal Flight 447: Chaos in the Cockpit 2:10am Lost Children 3:05am A Tale of Two Chinas 3:30am Dispatches 4:00am You Deserve This House 4:55am Deal or No Deal 5:50am Countdown

Satellite channels SKY1 8:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 8:30am Emergency Animal Rescue 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Oops TV 2:00pm The 4400 3:00pm The 4400 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Sinbad 10:00pm Moone Boy 11:00pm Trollied 12:30am A League of

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SKY MOVIES COMEDY 9:40am The Stepford Wives 11:20am 30 Minutes or Less 12:50pm No Strings Attached 2:40pm Bad Teacher 4:20pm Orange County 5:50pm The Stepford Wives 7:30pm 30 Minutes or Less 9:00pm No Strings Attached 11:00pm Bad Teacher

5:10pm Alfie 7:05pm Sweet Home Alabama 9:00pm Just Go with it 11:00pm The Bodyguard 1:15am Like Dandelion Dust 3:05am Intersection

SKY MOVIES ACTION 8:20am Spy Kids 9:55am Shanghai Knights 11:55am Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 1:55pm First Blood 3:40pm First Blood

12:45am White Men Can't Jump 2:45am Wild Cherry

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am The Lost Valentine 7:00am Stepping Out 8:55am Miral 10:55am An Affair to Remember 12:55pm Just Go with it

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TCM 8:50am The High Chaparral 9:55am Spencer's Mountain 11:50am Force of Arms 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral

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4:00pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 5:50pm Blue Steel 6:55pm Call of the Klondike 8:10pm Pork Chop Hill 10:00pm Collateral Damage


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Stat of week TOTAL turnover of casinos in Spain last year was €324 million, a 16.4 per cent drop on 2010.

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Barcelona grabs fourth Paris is the top destination with UK outbound travellers BARCELONA is the fourth most popular outbound destination chosen by UK travellers. And its hotel prices remain competititve, with only three destinations among the top 10 cheaper than its €128.75 average room rates, according to a 2012 price index by British-based Hotels.com. Paris is the most favoured destination to head for, with visitors paying average room rates of €156.25, followed by New York (€213) and Rome €156.25).

2001 closures hit franchises EXACTLY 2,001 franchise businesses closed in Spain in the first six months of this year. As a result there was a loss of 16,776 jobs. Worst affected were retail outlets and the services sector, with beauty and travel particularly hardhit, revealed franchise consultants Tormo & Asociados. Food outlets from icecream parlours to pubs plus Italian restaurants fared better among franchises than others, according to the latest report. By the end of June this year there were 1,078 franchises in Spain, one fewer than at the end of 2011. If Tormo & Asociados’ calculations

prove correct, 1,100 franchise brands will be operating by the end of 2012, with a total of 64,800 premises. “Viewed within the general economic situation, franchises present a more positive environment than other sectors,” Eduardo Tormo was reported as saying. There was a current tendency towards ‘low cost’ products with reduced prices to tempt consumers, Tormo said, but quality would assume an important role in the future of franchises, he predicted. Calling for specific regulations to guarantee quality, he warned that ‘unreliable’ firms are entering the franchise scene.

The three destinations cheaper than Barcelona among the top 10 outbound destinations are fifth placed Berlin (€91), seventh in the table Las Vegas (€105) and tenth positioned Dublin also at €91. The average rate of rooms in Barcelona compared to one year earlier increased 2 per cent, whereas in Paris they rose 4 per cent and in New York 7 per cent. But in Rome hotel prices on average fell 10 per A FAVOURITE: Barcelona the only Spanish city among cent. the favoured Top 10 with UK outbound travellers

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A WOMAN who paid $7 (€5.69) for a Renoir painting at a flea market will sell it for $75,000 (€60,900) to $100,000 (€ 81,300), according to an auctioneer.

Biting Apple APPLE has accused the Polish online grocery website A.pl. of copying one of their icons .

Fashion flair US OLYMPIC figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi has launched Tsu.ya fashion line featuring T-shirts, leggings, jackets and other wear.

Chinese may replace English as leading language in world CHINESE shops - or Chino bazaars - are now an accepted way of life for a vast number of people in Spain seeking anything and everything at bargain prices. Many Spanish-run shops are facing a hard time, unable to compete on prices, nor willing to work 12 hours a day and more, not to mention forgoing holidays. While English remains the king in the world of business speak, more people are now learning Chinese, with some projections that Mandarin Chinese could take over the Number One spot within the next decade, with 850 million already speaking it. Courses are popular worldwide, with one aimed at people aged 14 - 35 opening this month in Marbella and running until the end of November.


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Driving to clear understanding of laws over licences from UK

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IN YOUR article on changing from English to Spanish driving licences, you stated as long as drivers have an address in the UK from which to renew the licence, then driving in Spain on the British European Licence is permissable once the medical exam required by Spanish law had been taken. You stated if stopped by the Guardia production of the medical certificate with the licence proved compliance with the law. I went to the medical You and the centre and passed the test. Law in Spain I then asked them to verify By David Searl that I did not need to change my licence as I had an address in the UK where I could be traced and renew my licence when necessary. The staff at the medical centre were amazed at my suggestion (and the article). They contacted the Guardia Civil at Alicante who stated that as a resident in Spain I must change my driving licence to a Spanish one. Can you please verify as many residents probably take your articles as ‘gospel’. If you can quote a definite section of Spanish law that states motorists can drive in Spain lawfully using our UK permit with the Spanish medical, I will be quite happy. M.L. (Costa Blanca)

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We have two issues here. First, “as long as you have an address in England where you can renew your licence” is not what I said. Giving an English address is not only not necessary, it is illegal for people resident elsewhere, including Spain. I am sorry that my response did not make this clear. If you renew your British licence while residing in Spain, thus deceiving the UK authorities, you are in violation of European Union directives. Second, if you hold a valid UK or other EU licence and you take the medical exam, you can lawfully drive as a resident on Spanish roads. Tell your people at the Medical Centre and the Guardia Civil at Alicante to note Article 15.4 of the “Reglamento General de Conductores” which was enacted by “Real Decreto 818/2009 del 8 de Mayo”. 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. ask@lawtaxspain.com or call 952 667 090.

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BRITISH online food stores have seen a massive surge in demand for baby milk from both expatriates in China and local women following concerns about the safety of local milk available.

£££ JOHN LEWIS has reported a 60 per cent leap in pre-tax profit of £144.5 million (€180.6m) for the first half of the year.

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US web giant Amazon is opening a new research centre in East London’s Tech City which will employ hundreds.

£££ THE UK now has more than 1,000 breweries, the highest figure for over 70 years, with a record 158

new ones opening over the past year.

£££ THE cost of a funeral has risen 6 per cent compared to a year ago, with the basic cost now £3,284 (€4,105).

£££ ALMOST six million households plan to cut back on heating this winter with nearly 40 per cent of familes worried about affording energy bills.

Sadly there is just no good eurozone news... THERE is no doubt about it: the eurozone’s affairs are truly chaotic. Despite successive EU Summits - 21 so far – the ‘contagion’ is now spreading almost as rapidly as the 14th Century Black Death. It is not as immediately Jim fatal of course, Collins but certainly leaving poverty Costa Blanca and misery in it’s ITALIAN JOB: Italy could see Berlusconi (inset) make a return to power next year. wake. It took several centuries before the infecting agent sparse, but plans include even further into what can outcome of those of the original plague was giving the ECB powers to only end in the demise of elections. discovered, but the cause ‘wind up’ banks; remove the eurozone, and indeed Understandably, Mariano of the eurozone’s malady is bank licences; and force the EU itself, in their Rajoy is not happy with already clear to most recapitalisation present forms. the prospect of signing global financial experts. programmes if considered The Draghi Plan under away Spain’s financial It is the Euro itself. necessary. which the ECB would buy independence, and But the Mandarins of the It’s almost beyond belief short-term Spanish and perhaps has come to European Union just that the EU, the EC and Italian bonds appears to recognise that any ECB cannot bring themselves to the ECB should be have satisfied the markets bond purchase of those recognise that simple fact. proposing such far- for the time being. maturing in one year or The European reaching ‘reforms’ when But this is unlikely to even three, will do nothing Commission (EC) is not a between them they have perform as announced. towards solving the democratically-elected already brought several Spain and Italy are nation’s long-term body, but that has never eurozone member states having serious second problems. discouraged it from taking close to financial and thoughts about the drastic Buyers of 10-year bonds more power unto itself. economic melt-down. terms to be imposed will still be demanding tooIts latest proposal was to All right, the eurozone should they apply for EU high interest rates (yields), extend the EU’s hold on crises have not been assistance. thus piling up more debt the Continent’s finances by entirely the fault of the However, the ECB’s that as things stand, can subordinating all 6,000 of three EU entities, but bond-buying plan cannot never be repaid. the eurozone’s banks to neither have they so far be launched until and It should be the European Central Bank come up with any unless these governments remembered also any (ECB). proposals other than to cave in and accept the EC’s bond sale is nothing more Details remain rather drive the ruinous spirals takeover of their than an IOU, a ‘promise to economies. pay’ which sooner or later It should be noted also will have to be redeemed. that Italy’s EU-appointed Equally, bail-outs are not A BRITISH funeral company in Poole is ‘technocrat’ government hand-outs: They are offering to add Quick Response (QR) codes to must face the electorate interest-bearing loans, and headstones which will link to online early in 2013, with – one only has to look (and memorials with photos, videos and family and believe it or not – the weep) at Greece’s sad friend’s contributions. return of Berlusconi example to see where that looming as the likeliest road leads.

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www.euroweeklynews.com “IS this a good time to invest?” This is one of the questions wealth advisers are frequently asked, and the answer is “yes” more often than not. In order to protect the value of your savings from inflation, it is generally better to be invested for the long-term rather than wait in the sidelines for a ‘right time’ to invest or trying to time the markets. Unpredictable events and investor sentiment can have a negative or positive impact on markets, often unexpectedly, and no-one can predict the future. In order to successfully time the markets you would need to accurately identify both the best time to buy and the best time to sell, and even very experienced investors cannot get this right. You would need to somehow foresee all the factors and trends that contribute to market performance; reacting to current conditions is usually too late. Time in the markets is the wiser strategy for most investors rather than timing. Every market cycle has up and down days. Often a few very good days account for a large part of the total returns over a market cycle. The real risk of market timing is missing out on the best performing days. If you are not invested, for example, because you are waiting for share prices to stabilise after a period of volatility, you are likely to miss

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It’s Time Not Timing That Reaps Rewards out on the sudden market rallies that could improve your long-term wealth. You should work with a professional wealth management adviser like Blevins Franks to ensure your investment portfolio is suitable for your objectives and circumstances, and designed to spread risk. Blevins Franks specialises in providing personalised wealth management advice to expatriates living here in Spain. There are many statistical examples to illustrate the cost of being out of the market. Goldman Sachs calculates that a hypothetical investment in the US S&P 500 index from 1992 to 2011 would have generated an average annual total return of 7.81%, if invested for the whole 5,046 days. If however you missed the 10 best days your average annual return would only be 4.14%. If you missed the 40 best days, you would have made an average annual loss of 2.31%. This loss increases to 7.2% a year if you missed the 70 best days. BlackRock have a similar illustration using the FTSE AllShare index. A hypothetical £100,000 investment would have grown to £598,478 over the 20 years from 1st January 1991 to 15th August 2011. If

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you missed the five best days your return would be £186,738 less. If you missed the 25 best days your investment would only have grown to £172,955. While volatility and down periods can be testing for investors, they form part of every market cycle. Short-term declines should not detract from the long-term potential of stockmarket investing. BlackRock have an interesting chart tracing the S&P 500 index from 31st December 1985 to 31st December 2010. It lists the key events that affected the market over his period, including the 1987 stockmarket crash; first Gulf war in 1990; September 11th, 2003 Iraq war, subprime crisis and collapse of some of Wall Street’s biggest names in 2008. Even with these tumultuous events and resulting volatility, an investment in the US S&P 500 equity index on 31st

December 1985 would have grown to over 10 times its original value in 25 years. Emotions can also cause people to effectively try and time the market. They sell in falling markets because they are afraid of remaining invested, and lock in their losses as a result. They buy in rising markets as they chase returns, but could end buying just as the market peaks. Too many investors end up buying at market highs and selling at market lows. Markets often suddenly rebound from their lows, but they miss out. A study by Barclays Wealth last year showed the potential dangers of letting emotions control your investment decisions. Entitled Risk and Rules: The Role of Control in Financial Decision Making, it surveyed 2,000 high net worth individual investors. It found that investors who make investment decisions based on emotion rather than strategy lose on average up to 20% of their potential returns over a 10 year period. The study also found that people who employ an investment strategy tend to feel

more satisfied with their financial situation. The group with the highest strategy usage is 12% wealthier than the group with the lowest strategy usage. Portfolio performance is more significantly determined by asset allocation and diversification than market timing. A wealth management professional like Blevins Franks would review your investments and objectives and help you develop an effective tailormade strategy going forward. While we may advocate the “buy and hold” strategy, this only applies if your portfolio was designed for your specific aims, situation, risk tolerance and time horizon. Also, buy and hold does not mean buy and ignore. Your portfolio should be reviewed at least once a year to see if it needs re-balancing or if your circumstances have changed, something which Blevins Franks does for their clients.

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Randgold Resources Ltd 7482.50

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Reckitt Benckiser Group 3579.50

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Reed Elsevier PLC

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Prudential PLC

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Resolution Ltd

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Rio Tinto PLC

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Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 868.75

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Royal Bank of Scotland

274.80

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC

2314.50

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RSA Insurance Group PLC 120.25

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

2717.00

0.50

0.02

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0.38

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Serco Group PLC

592.25

6.00

1.02

226.38

Severn Trent PLC

1686.50

1.25

0.07

108.46

Shire PLC

1896.50

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-0.32

385.00

Schroders PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

687.50

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Smiths Group PLC

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-0.38

145.09

SSE PLC

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Standard Chartered PLC 1513.75

7.50

0.50

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Standard Life PLC

281.00

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-0.71

1,754.11

Tate & Lyle PLC

650.25

4.00

0.62

326.99 4,179.07

Tesco PLC

345.60

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Tullow Oil PLC

1443.50

-12.00

-0.82

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Unilever PLC

2268.50

23.92

1.07

1,005.22 1,286.36

United Utilities Group

687.75

5.00

0.73

Vedanta Resources PLC 1100.00

10.00

0.92

756.53

Vodafone Group PLC

173.95

-1.87

-1.06

33,802.03

Weir Group PLC

1801.50

-23.00

-1.26

444.54

Whitbread PLC

2289.50

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-0.41

178.31

Wolseley PLC

2811.00

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0.00

257.47

855.00

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Widow adds to a best-seller to expose lies and cover-ups Co-author of a controversial best-seller on the RAF, Susan Phoenix lives in Spain and has written an explosive new chapter exposing a ‘miscarriage of justice’. Nicole Hallett reports. Tell us about the 1996 best-seller Current job? ‘Phoenix, Policing the Shadows’: As a doctor of psychology I run several I wrote it with Jack Holland, a former ‘energy medicine’ workshops. The next will Northern Ireland and now New York be ‘A Matter of Life and Death’. journalist. Already sold 90,000 www.susanphoenix.com. copies, and now available on Previous jobs? Kindle, it’s about the Psychologist for the deaf. Northern Ireland Fondest memory? troubles. A love story I took a photo of my pilot and a tragedy, with 29 son’s aura with an men losing their lives electromagnetic camera. when the RAF Chinook He’s a sceptic but we were crashed in 1994 over the both shocked to see a white Mull of Kintyre. column of light within his What makes the new aura. He said, “That’ll be Dad chapter ‘explosive’? won’t it? I feel him beside me in It illustrates the UK’s Ministry of the cockpit when I fly into Iraq.” This has Defence lack of ethics. Senior aviation given hope to many people because it experts were ignored but in 2011 the shows the soul continues after the physical government was caught out in half body dies. truths, lies and media cover ups. • See page 54 for the book reviews Read the full interview on www.euroweeklynews.com/features/interviews

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Vital Statistics • Originally from: Peterborough, England • Lives: Near Estepona, Costa del Sol. • Age: 63 • Status: Widow, two children • Hobbies: Reading and walking • In Spain: Eight years • Best thing about Spain: Sea and mountains. • Worst: Dishonesty and lack of integrity. • Always in fridge: Good wine

EWN COMMENT Thesaurus matter MONEYMEN routinely condemn antispeculation measures. Unsurprisingly, Mariano Rajoy’s intention of capital gains tax during the first year of an investment rapidly earned criticism that it will ‘hinder investment’ from Spain’s Stock Exchange regulatory board. Rajoy’s short-selling ban and inclination towards a Tobin tax also received the thumbs down, proof PICTURE BY: that for some investment is always MATTHI / SHUTTERSTOCK. synonymous with speculation.

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WITH regard to UK Minister of Works and Pensions, Ian Duncan Smith’s plan to introduce a temperature test for the Winter Fuel allowance, I have written to him expressing my views and disgust. I will not accept his reasons for excluding expat pensioners and will take it to the relevant Ombudsman and the European Court of Human Rights if necessary. He intends to challenge the ruling by the European Court of Justice that expats should be entitled to receive the fuel allowance. If he is not convinced that expats in Spain should get the heating allowance, I have suggested he consider a Summer Cooling Allowance to assist our increased power bills due to running air conditioning. Why should people who have contributed to the UK economy all their lives be denied this benefit while thousands of immigrants to Britain who have contributed nothing receive a wide variety of benefits? UK State Pension is already low. In other EU countries it is paid to allow pensioners lifestyles similar to before they retired, but UK pension keeps them just above starvation. R.G.Waugh, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Lesson to note SAYING that the ‘administration is doing everything possible to destroy the state education system’, as the group protesting outside an Alicante City school said (Costa Blanca North, Issue 1419) is a bit harsh. The administration is in a very difficult economic situation and is trying to see where it can make cuts. I think they are looking in the wrong areas; however I doubt they are intentionally going out to destroy the education or health system.

Rachel Garden, Benidorm (Alicante)

Not really ‘open’ FOUND it sort of funny when I read (Costa del Sol Issue 1419) that Mrs Esperanza Aguirre said ‘Madrid is more open, more cosmopolitan’, as a reason why Las Vegas Sands chose the capital over Barcelona. Madrid is cosmopolitan. But when Aguirre says ‘open’, she should have specified ‘open to whatever Las Vegas Sands desires.’ Most people in Spain are not aware of how harmful the tobacco ban is to slot halls, casinos, bars and

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20 - 26 September 2012 Costa de Almería understanding and the gift of everlasting life for those who believe. Mankind and its man-made religions and philosophies seek to offer many alternatives but there is only one who claims to be “The Light of the World”, only one who claims to be “The Way the Truth and the Life”, his name is Jesus Christ. Pastor David Hamilton, Turre (Almeria)

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restaurants. Millions have been lost, thousands of jobs lost but it is the law and must be respected. Now an American millionaire comes with promises of wealth, demanding smoking is allowed in his casinos, and he wins. How fair is that? Nicolás Romero, Torremolinos (Malaga)

An A1 service I AGREE with the report by Nick Snelling (Issue 1419) that there is a BIG misconception about healthcare here in Spain. I have lived here since 1968 and have been in hospital many times with various serious health problems including cancer four times. Throughout the healthcare I have received in the Hospital Marina Baixa and in other various hospitals was second to none. One thing I don’t agree with is that we should expect the Spanish doctors to speak English. Many do and if not there are interpreters, but why should we expect doctors to speak English in Spain? Judi Lorente, Benidorm (Alicante)

Grisly images IT was interesting to read how the grisly cigarette packet images are the least effective in getting people to stop smoking (Issue 1419). I have always said that those already hooked will either turn the packet over so they do not see it or put the cigarettes in a nice case. It is still worth it if images deter young people from taking up the habit, though the best way stop people smoking is to make it too expensive, as the article indicated Kandice H, Calvia (Mallorca)

Seeing the light I AM sure Rick Polanski is sincere about his recent experience to a Buddhist retreat (Almeria Issue 1418). However, as a local Christian pastor I feel the need to respond to his recommending of Buddhism for those who “feel short changed on what they have been offered as spiritual compensation”. All religions apart from Christianity focus on what man must do to achieve a level of spirituality and so called enlightenment. This ultimately is based on people striving to satisfy their own needs, which fails to provide the inner peace they look for. This was the same scenario Jesus faced with those who strived under the legalistic system of Judaism. In contrast Jesus offers a peace that passes all

RICHARD BRIDE has a point in his letter (Issue 1419) as to why many Spanish are not as fluent in English. He says that in Mexico movies and TV are sub-titled, not dubbed. He also referred to Danes, Finns and Dutch having a superior level of English. When I lived in Denmark they too had movies and TV programmes in the original version with sub-titles. This helped me when learning Danish and it is how many Danes improve their English. Jane Harder, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Faulty planning IN response to Brian Mullin’s letter (Issue 1419) regarding police putting a stop to musical activities following a complaint. I think that if someone is trying to get some sleep because of work the next day, they are entitled to make a complaint if it is after midnight. However, I agree that entertainment is essential for a town’s benefit and tourism. It all boils down to poor town planning. Residential areas and night spots should not be mixed. Jasmine Forrest, Estepona (Malaga)

Bad bar talk MY wife and I with our young daughter went to an Englishowned bar in Turre, but left after five minutes. This was because the language coming from three men – one possibly the owner – was quite atrocious. They were loud and there was at least one swear-word in every sentence and they had no consideration for other people whatsoever. There were two other couples who quickly departed as well. Dennis Grainger, Mojacar (Almeria)

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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT views, their attitudes toward women, and their warped sense of justice, their barbarous punishments and their complete disregard for human life. They want us all to return to the dark ages; partaking lives of complete misery and hardship, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be great when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all dead! Well thanks, but no thanks. We need to withdraw all our troops. Stop monetary aid and close our embassies.

ATTITUDE TO WOMEN: They expect us all to admit they are in the right. Let â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em all get on with it. When theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve killed most of their own citizens and reduced all their countries to rubble, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think about doing our deals with whatever rises from the ashes. In the meantime we have to re-negotiate the price of oil with the few Mid East countries that still are our allies. Liaise with the Americans and do a great deal more drilling in Alaska and the North Sea. Let em stick their oil and their problems where the sun donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shine.

If Iran truly appears to want to annihilate Israel we must deal with them accordingly and tell China and Russia to mind their own business (what they gonna do, nuke us?). If you want proof of how far we are down the road to appeasement, you only have to see the treatment of the author of this aforementioned film which apparently mocks Mohamed. With hands cuffed behind his back, large sunglasses, his head swathed in towels and

roughly bundled into the back of a police car, he appeared like a captured serial killer or highly dangerous rapist. Can you imagine the director of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Life of Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or the author of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Producersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; being treated in this fashion!? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joke. For heavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake get a grip all you so called leaders. The pussy footing simply has to stop or heaven help us all. Keep the Faith, Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

Paralympic switch off WHAT is wrong with Leapy Lee? Was he forced to watch the Paralympics (Issue 1418)? Does his TV supply only one channel? Does his TV set have an on-off button? The paralympics were never set up to be entertainment. However, if people wish to watch and admire these athletes then they should. If not, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Simple! John Langston, Alfaz del Pi (Alicante)

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ELL, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Without doubt this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events in the Middle East have convinced me that enough is finally enough. Our brave troops have been murdered by the very people they are supposed to be fighting for. Diplomats have been killed, in what were considered to be the safe havens of their embassies and, as usual, a ludicrous reaction to a short piece of film has, I sincerely hope, finally convinced the West that our efforts in the Middle East are an utter waste of time. The majority of its countries will never share our values, sense of decency, or indeed give any support to civilized western societies. When will our leaders realise the Mid East doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want us as allies. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to join us in a unified quest for peace and development - it frightens them. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not ready. They still live in the 14th century. What they truly want is for us all to become Easternised. They want us to all categorically admit they are in the right. Force us to adopt their religious

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Secret codes: are you a PIA, GPO or NFT? member’s allergic) when it’s not clear on the menu and then having to send back a slice of brownie containing huge chunks of hazelnut, so be it. Who wouldn’t rather be a pain in the **** than end up in A&E with an adrenaline shot? Doctors too have their own codes. While a ‘GLM’ is a ‘good looking mum’ with ‘GLL’ (‘great looking legs’) and an ‘FLK’ is a ‘funny looking kid’, a ‘TBP’ is a ‘total bloody pain’ and a ‘GPO’ ‘good for parts only’. ‘House red’ means blood, ‘slashers’ general surgeons and the ‘Freud Squad’ psychiatrists. One doctor ending up in court had to explain ‘TTFO’ (‘Told To F*** off’).

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THE Ant & Dec game show has struggled in the ratings for its second series, despite giving out £1.5 million in prize money on Saturday (September 8). ITV bosses have stated they can’t continue to cover the show’s high costs, while Ant & Dec are looking to focus on other projects, according to reports. The first and second series of The X Factor has averaged around five million viewers, with just over four million watching Graham Fletcher take home the top prize on Red or Black? on Saturday. Ant & Dec have reportedly told friends they do not like prerecording Red or Black? as they prefer to present their shows live. “Ant and Dec have a huge, loyal fan base but if a format doesn’t interest people then there is only so much they can do”, a source said. “They have done two series and it still hasn’t worked. They’re not jumping up and down about it, but it’s highly unlikely they’ll make more. “Their focus is on I’m A Celebrity and Saturday Night Takeaway.” Robbie Coltrane and David Haig will star in Gold’s remake of the classic British sitcom ‘Yes, Prime Minister.’ Coltrane will appear in an episode about Scottish independence, it was

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LOYAL FANS: But Ant and Dec don’t like pre-recording and prefer to film live. confirmed at a UKTV launch this morning. UKTV’s chief exec Darren Childs said: “The stories are topical and up-to-date. There are episodes about coalition, the euro crisis and Scottish devolution. And Robbie Coltrane has agreed to play a very key part in that [Scottish] episode, which is exciting.” Gold is bringing back the classic political comedy for six 40-minute episodes in early 2013. Original writers Jonathan Lynn and Sir Antony Jay have penned the scripts. David Haig, Henry Goodman and Chris

Larkin, who appeared in the stage show version of the comedy, will star as Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley in the TV update. Gold is also making an hourlong documentary about the original series and its prequel ‘Yes, Minister,’ which ran from 1980 to 1988, and was reportedly Margaret Thatcher’s favourite TV show during the ‘80s.

John Simm and Maxine Peake are to star in new BBC One drama ‘The Village’. The series - penned by Peter Moffat (Silk) - follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives. Newcomer Bill Jones will play Bert Middleton, the youngest child of a poor family whose parents John (Simm) and Grace (Peake) struggle to provide for him. Upstairs Downstairs actor Nico Mirallegro will also star as their second son Joe, who works

at the Big House and comes into contact with the troubled Caro (Emily Beecham). Charlie Murphy (Misfits) will play village newcomer Martha Lane, who has a big impact on Bert’s life, while Anthony Flanagan (Being Human), Annabelle Apsion (Shameless), Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood), Matt Stokoe (Misfits) and Stephen Walters (The 51st State) also star. John Simm said: “I’m delighted to be working with such a great director (Antonia Bird) and brilliant writer in Peter - I’ve long been a fan of both.” “Beautiful writing - a period piece when we’re not focusing on the decision makers but the working people,” Maxine Peake added. “My character Grace channels all her energy into her family with a focus on ambition and the idea of freedom for her sons. Women moving into the workplace as the men went to fight and finding independence.” The six-part series of The Village will film on location in the Peak District and will show on BBC One in 2013.


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2:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 8:35am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts. 11:00am Sunday Morning Live 12:00pm Sunday Politics Andrew Neil presents the latest political news, interviews and debate. 1:10pm F1 the Singapore Grand Prix

4:00am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service. 7:00am Zigby 7:10am Louie Animation with Yoko the ladybird and her artistic rabbit friend Louie, whose drawings come to life. 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Dipdap 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Deadly Art 8:45am Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 9:15am Paradise Cafe 9:40am Wingin’ It 10:00am 12 Again 10:30am Junior Bake Off Junior baking competition. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Great British Bake Off 1:35pm Seven Years in Tibet 3:45pm Escape to the Country

4:30am 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 12:30pm The Hungry Sailors Dick and James Strawbridge sail around Britain to discover fantastic food. 1:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:35pm The Unforgettable... 2:05pm The X Factor 3:35pm Dancing on Ice Tour 2012

4.00pm - midnight

4:15pm Cycling 6:00pm Rugby League 7:00pm Great Barrier Reef 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Vikings 10:00pm Dragons’ Den 11:00pm Mock the Week

4:35pm The Home of Fabulous Cakes 5:30pm Downton Abbey 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:15pm ITV News and Weather 7:30pm The Chase 8:30pm The X Factor 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:05pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:20pm Kate and William: The South Seas Tour

4:20pm A Question of Sport 5:00pm Points of View BBC viewers share their thoughts, feelings and opinions on the channel's output. 5:15pm Songs of Praise 5:50pm The Indian Doctor Drama about an Indian doctor who moves to a Welsh mining village in 1963. 6:35pm Planet Earth Live Richard Hammond and Julia Bradbury are the hosts of this live global wildlife event. 7:35pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:50pm Regional News 7:55pm Weather The latest weather information. 8:00pm Fake or Fortune? 9:00pm Countryfile 10:00pm Andrew Marr’s History of the World 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Regional News 11:20pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2 12:55am In with the Flynns 1:25am Charlie and Boots 3:00am Weatherview 3:05am Holby City 4:05am Good Cop 5:05am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3

Channel 5

4:25am Hollyoaks Omnibus 6:30am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 6:55am The Treacle People 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am Ironman 2012 8:05am Freesports on 4 8:30am The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon 9:00am Will and Grace 9:25am Will and Grace 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm Deal or No Deal

4:30pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Journey to the Center of the Earth 7:20pm Channel 4 News 7:50pm 4thought.tv 7:55pm The Political Slot 8:00pm Jimmy and the Whale Whisperer 9:00pm Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home 10:00pm Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 11:35pm Hitman

ITV 10:00pm Downton Abbey

8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:55am Funky Town 9:00am Little Princess 9:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and 9:25am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:10am Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:25am Roary the Racing Car 10:40am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Samurai 11:35am Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Cowboy Builders 1:05pm Emergency Bikers 2:05pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

9:25am Angelina Ballerina

4:05pm Groundhog Day 6:10pm Monsters, Inc. 8:05pm Wills and Kate: Baby Fever A look at the intense global interest in the future child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 9:05pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 9:10pm Judge Dredd Science fiction thriller about a law enforcer who is wrongly convicted of murder. 10:55pm Tears of the Sun

Dan Stevens & Michelle Dockery

1:00am The Night Listener 2:15am 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.

BBC4

8:00pm F1 the Singapore Grand Prix 9:00pm National Treasure A treasure hunter finds the map to a secret war chest hidden by America’s Founding Fathers. 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy) 11:45pm Bad Education 12:15am Surrogates 1:40am Let Me Entertain You 2:35am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:05am Bad Education 3:35am Be Your Own Boss

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8:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 8:30pm The Story Of... 10:00pm Let’s Have a Party! The Piano Genius of Mrs Mills 11:00pm The Father of My Children 12:45am British Passions on Film 1:15am Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 1:45am Imagine Investigative documentary series in which various aspects of the arts are explored. 2:45am BBC Four Sessions Series of unique concerts featuring musicians from around the world.

12:15am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 1:10am The Store 3:10am Golden Balls 4:00am Motorsport UK All the very latest motor sport action from around Britain. 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

SKY1

12:50am Rabbit Hole 2:25am Irreconcilable Differences 4:25am Mercy 5:55am Listen to Your Heart

5:40am Street Crime UK 6:10am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am The 10th Kingdon 9:00am Next Door Nightmares 10:00am Dream Lives for Sale 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm The Middle 1:30pm A League of Their Own 2:00pm Steve Jones in the Jones Boys’... 3:00pm UK Border Force 4:00pm Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew 5:00pm The Middle 6:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm Sinbad 9:00pm Terra Nova 10:00pm Strike Back 11:00pm Game of Thrones

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1:00am The True Story 1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am The F.B.I. Files 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties.

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12:15am Ross Kemp: Extreme World 1:15am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:15am Road Wars 3:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:55am Road Wars 4:45am Street Crime UK

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1:25am Stalked 1:55am American Football Live 5:45am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 5:50am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind Bench pressing isn’t a hobby for 73-year-old Bill McFadyen, it's a way of life.

4:15am Broadcast News 6:30am American Pie: Reunion-35mm Special 7:00am Father of the Bride II 8:50am Ice Age 10:20am Arthur 12:20pm Cyrus 2:00pm Analyze That 3:45pm Father of the Bride II 5:40pm Ramona and Beezus 7:30pm Ice Age 9:00pm Arthur 11:00pm Cyrus

SKY MOVIES ACTION

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5:00am Our Man Flint 7:00am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 8:35am Tomorrow, When the War Began 10:25am Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 12:25pm The Lamp Transformers: Dark of the 4:55am Moon 3:00pm Jaws 2 5:00pm I, Robot 7:00pm Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the 9:00pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon 11:35pm I, Robot 1:35am Gone in 60 Seconds 3:35am Bad Girls 5:25am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

12:40am Analyze That 2:20am Stan Helsing 4:00am I Want Candy 5:35am Ramona and Beezus

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:55am The Lamp 6:35am A Valentine’s Date 8:05am Morning Glory 10:00am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 11:50am Love, Wedding, Marriage 1:30pm Burlesque 3:35pm Beastly 5:10pm Sweet Home Alabama 7:05pm Morning Glory 9:00pm Burlesque 11:00pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

TCM 6:00am TCM Shorts 6:20am Zorba the Greek 9:00am My Fair Lady 12:20pm Angel and the Badman 2:15pm Son of a Gunfighter 4:00pm The Return of Frank James 5:50pm 3 Godfathers 7:55pm The Furies 10:00pm The Fugitive 12:30am Tightrope 2:40am The Fugitive 4:48am Crime Wave


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5:05am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Britain's Empty Homes 12:30pm Cash in the Attic 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:05pm Horrible Histories Historical sketch show, based on the successful books by Terry Deary. 4:35pm Lockie Leonard Live action comedy series following the adventures of 13-year-old Australian surf rat Lockie. 4:55pm Léon Animated comedy shorts. 5:00pm Alesha's Street Dance Stars 5:30pm Sam and Mark’s Big Wind Up 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Fake Britain 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Citizen Khan

12:05am Gavin and Stacey Comedy series about the long-distance relationship of Essex boy Gavin and Welsh lass Stacey. 12:35am The Lock Up 1:15am Mississippi Burning 3:15am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:20am Dig WW2 with Dan Snow 4:20am Rip Off Britain 5:05am Celebrity MasterChe 5:35am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Do’'t Tell the Bride 9:00pm The Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius 10:00pm Let Me Entertain You 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Let Me Entertain You 2:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:00am Don't Tell the Bride 4:00am Be Your Own Boss

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8:00am Escape from Scorpion Island 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Eliot Kid 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:20am Léon 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am I Can Cook 10:00am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 10:15am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Chuggington 11:05am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:25am Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm Daily Politics Conference Special 2:00pm My Life in Books 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:10pm The Weakest Link 3:55pm Wanted Down Under

4:50am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News National and international news including 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them?

5:50am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 6:05am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Kind 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Treacle People 7:20am The Hoobs 7:45am The Hoobs 8:10am Freshly Squeezed 8:40am According to Jim 9:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss USA 12:00pm The Renovation Game 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Simply Italian 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:05pm Come Dine with Me 3:40pm Come Dine with Me

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Big Body Squad 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm World's Toughest Trucker 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:20pm Monkey Life 3:50pm Looney Tunes

4:40pm Helicopter Heroes 5:25pm Flog It! 6:10pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm How We Won the War 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Nigelissima 10:00pm Masters of Money 11:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm Coronation StreetSoap. 9:00pm For the Love of Dogs 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Leaving 11:00pm ITV News and Weather 11:35pm Fearless

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course Gordon turns his focus to home baking. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:50pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Dispatches Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the multi-million pound retirement property industry. 9:30pm Food Unwrapped 10:00pm 999: What’s Your Emergency? 11:00pm Rude Tube

4:05pm Lucky Day 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Being Liverpool 9:00pm Classic Car Rescue 10:00pm Cowboy Builders 11:00pm Heartbreak Ridge

CH5 ITV 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show

12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am Dragons’ Den 1:50am Richard Hammond's Crash Course 2:35am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am How it Works

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Tales From the National Parks 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Health Before the Nhs 11:00pm Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen 12:00am The Shock of the New The Threshold of Liberty. Episode 5. 1:00am Only Connect 1:30am The Father of My Children 3:15am Health Before the NHS

11:00pm Heartbreak Ridge

Action drama in which a grizzled Vietnam veteran requests a posting to his old unit to see out his soldiering days.

1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Champions League Weekly 4:25am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:05am Alan Carr: Chatty Man Funnyman Alan Carr returns to Channel 4 with the ninth series of his award-winning chat show. 1:10am Random Acts Channel 4’s nightly short-form arts strand presents gymnastics with a twist. 1:15am Shameless 2:10am The Good Wife 2:50am Charlie’s Angels 3:35am The Hot Rock 5:15am Gone Fishing 5:30am Deal or No Deal

1:35am Lost Heroes of World War I 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick’s Quest 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 5:45am Street Crime UK 6:10am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am A Year to Save My Life USA 8:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 1:00pm The Middle 2:00pm The 4400 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Middle

7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm Game of Thrones 12:15am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:15am Road Wars 3:05am Cop Squad 4:50am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:40am The 4400

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:35am Ramona and Beezus 7:20am Down to Earth 8:50am The Stepford Wives 10:30am Taxi 12:10pm Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2:00pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 3:45pm How Do You Know 5:50pm The Cat in the Hat 7:20pm The Stepford Wives 9:00pm Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 11:00pm It's Kind of a Funny Story

With Mike Myers

12:45am How Do You Know 2:50am Down to Earth 4:20am Taxi

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:55am Listen to Your Heart 7:40am Cleopatra 11:40am I Am You 1:30pm Footloose 3:25pm The Help

SMC

5:50pm The Cat in the Hat

5:55pm The Chateau Meroux 7:30pm Cupid, Inc 9:00pm The Help

11:30pm Footloose 1:30am Easy A 3:10am Intersection 4:55am Cupid, Inc

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:25am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 7:00am Bunraku 9:05am Colombiana 10:55am Resident Evil: Apocalypse 12:35pm Resident Evil: Afterlife 2:15pm Resident Evil: Retribution Special 2:30pm Shanghai Noon 4:25pm Shanghai Knights 6:20pm The Other Guys 8:10pm Colombiana 10:00pm Resident Evil: Apocalypse 11:40pm Resident Evil: Afterlife 1:20am Resident Evil: Retribution Special 1:35am The Other Guys 3:25am Priest 4:55am Circle of Pain

TCM 4:48am Crime Wave 6:15am The Furies 8:15am 3 Godfathers 10:15am Son of a Gunfighter 11:55am The Return of Frank James 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm The Big Sleep 6:10pm Adventures of Captain Fabian 8:15pm Comanche 10:00pm Disclosure 12:25am A Star is Born 3:05am Disclosure 5:10am The High Chaparral


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Health risk in too long daily working hours WORKING more than eight hours a day can lead to a greater chance of developing heart disease. A study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, shows that working longer hours can lead to a combination of stress, raised blood pressure and unhealthy diets, causing serious health problems to workers. Research was carried out over the last 50 years and concluded that spending too long in the office resulted in a 40 to 80 per cent increase in developing heart disease compared to an eight hour work day. The latest findings support results from a British survey last year that revealed that working more than 11 hours a day raised

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part in the study from Britain, USA, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Eye test could help detect Alzheimer’s NEW research suggests a simple eye test may be able to detect the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found a link and common elements between cataracts and Alzheimer’s after studying brain scans for 10 years after initial eye exam-inations. Professor Lindsay Farrer, from the research team at the University School of Medicine in Boston (USA) says the findings may give hope to being able to give a diagnosis of the early stages of Alzheimer’s and could lead to new treatments. The news comes during Alzheimer’s Month ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday September 21.

NEW TEST: There may be a link with cataracts.

US virus outbreak THE mosquito-borne West Nile virus is causing concern in the USA as cases of the disease hit an all time high. So far this year, 2,636 cases have been reported to federal health officials, up from 1,993 reported just a week before – an increase of a third in seven days. 118 people have now died from the disease, compared with 87 reported one week according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention as it released its weekly data on the outbreak.


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5:35am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Britain’s Empty Homes 12:30pm Cash in the Attic 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:40pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

7:40am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Escape from Scorpion Island 8:30am Arthur 8:40am Eliot Kid 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:20am Léon 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am I Can Cook 10:00am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 10:15am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Chuggington 11:05am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:25am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm Daily Politics Conference Special 2:00pm My Life in Books 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal

5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am Sali Mali 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss USA 12:00pm The Renovation Game 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Simply Italian The gadgets are out as Michela shows how to create the perfect filled pasta. 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:10pm Come Dine with Me 3:40pm Come Dine with Me

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Helicopter Heroes 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm How We Won the War 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off 10:00pm Vikings 11:00pm Later Live... with Jools Holland 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm The Martin Lewis Money Show 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day’s news. 11:35pm The Break-Up

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 4thought.tv asks: Is taking drugs always bad for the soul? 9:00pm Double Your House for Half the Money In Wembley, north London, the Siddiqi family want to double the size of their home. 10:00pm The Boy Who Can't Forget 11:00pm Shameless Billy discovers a used pregnancy test after Mimi, Karen and Gloria spend the night boozing.

4:05pm Horrible Histories 4:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:55pm Léon 5:00pm Alesha's Street Dance Stars 5:30pm Trade Your Way to the USA 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm The Paradise 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Lock Up

ITV

11:35pm The Break-Up Romantic comedy about a couple who have a drawn out, messy breakup in order to drive the other one out of their luxurious condo.

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn

12:15am Citizen Khan 12:45am Confetti 2:20am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:25am Watchdog 3:25am New Forest: A Year in the Wild 4:25am Rip Off Britain 5:10am Celebrity MasterChef 5:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 10:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 11:00pm Cuckoo 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:50am American Dad! 1:12am American Dad! 1:35am Cuckoo 2:05am Don’t Tell the Bride 3:05am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 4:05am Let Me Entertain You

12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am The Choir Lewisham NHS Trust. Following the success of The Choir: 1:50am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Speaking Sport 5:30am Children at Work Two hundred million children around the world go to work every day.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Indian Hill Railways 9:30pm British Passions on Film 10:00pm Love and Marriage 11:00pm Lilyhammer 11:45pm Horizon 12:45am Rude Britannia 1:45am Inspector Montalbano 3:35am Love and Marriage

1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Golden Balls 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

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CH5 8:00am Little Princess Animated series narrated by Julian Clary, featuring the voice of Jane Horrocks. Great Aunty is coming to visit so Little Princess decides to put on a show!

4:10pm Secrets of an Undercover Wife 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Emergency Bikers 9:00pm Revealed 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

12:55am CSI: Miami Crime drama series following a team of forensic investigators. 1:50am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick’s Quest 5:25am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:50am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

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IVING by the Mediterranean, sooner or later most of us stumble upon the boat conundrum. To buy or not to buy? Our aspirations may range from a particularly sleek canoe or something more sumptuous to accommodate the family, Ferrari and ego, too. The problem is; what if the boat in the berth next door is bigger than yours? There is little more upsetting than shelving out enough euros to bail out a Spanish bank, only to find that your 40metre buoyant extravaganza looks diminutive next to Franz’ super yacht. Because when it comes to boats, I am reliably told, size does matter. And since money, despite popular belief, doesn’t grow on trees (albeit being made of pulp, so it kind of does) there is the bitter pill of upkeep, mooring, petrol and taxes to keep you afloat. Although taxes are taboo in this column, I shall make an exception since the controversial matriculation tax has left many charters high and dry - or more to the point - en route to other countries, where they are welcome with open arms. Seems counter-intuitive as a way of increasing revenue in the long run, but then I am not a politician.

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The boat conundrum: to buy or not to buy, but the problem is, what if the boat in the berth next door is bigger than yours? So, can you actually afford the lovely little Sunseeker that has caught your nautical eye? A ‘bargain’ second hand, 12-year old, 14-metre, will set you back some 170,000 euros, add a grand for the day skipper course, assuming you actually want to take it out of the port, and about 350,000 euros for a suitable mooring in, say Puerto Banus. Plus roughly 10 per cent annual upkeep costs and possible 12 per cent matriculation. You do the math, as my head is spinning. And I don’t need to tell you what the

costs are for Franz’ shiny new super yacht - if you need to ask, you can’t afford it. If you are still tempted,

consider first the comments of bonafide boat owners: “The happiest days in my life was when we bought it… and the day we

sold it.” Chances of selling are pretty slim, though. More likely, you will be tempted into trading up for a bigger better model to rival Franz, in order to rid yourself of your first purchase. This will no doubt be a pleasurable experience for you, but may upset the kids whose college fund is evaporating like ocean mist in the midday sun. The whole boat business is oft likened to “tearing up 50 euronotes in the shower”. And, “if it flies, floats or fornicates, then rent it,” as the adage goes. Still, there are many reasons why you should take the proverbial plunge: Tell the children that it’s a ski holiday (Spend the Kids’ Inheritance) you earned it, so you keep it. Secondly, it is a highly altruistic way of supporting the Spanish economy and the faltering yachting industry - it has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that you like to hang out on deck, knocking back the cava in a suitably swish port. And last but far from least, you are merely preparing for a watery apocalypse once the icebergs melt, by investing in your own Ark. Then who will be laughing? So, what’s it going to be - yacht or not? Feel free to write to me on ulrica@euroweeklynews.com with your boating experiences.


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4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm All Star Mr and Mrs 10:00pm Mrs Biggs 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Exposure

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course Gordon shows how to make the ultimate slow cooked dishes 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm The Food Hospital 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm Drugs Live

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4:05pm Cheating Fate 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Cowboy Builders 9:00pm Emergency Bikers Documentary series following Britain's emergency paramedic and police bikers. 10:00pm Dallas 11:00pm Paddy and Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure Travel documentary with Paddy Doherty and Sally Bercow.

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BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2011 8:05pm National Treasure: Book of Secrets 10:00pm Be Your Own Boss 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm Family Guy 11:55pm Family Guy 12:20am American Dad! 12:42am American Dad! 1:05am Be Your Own Boss 2:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:30am Cuckoo 3:00am Let Me Entertain You 4:00am Don’t Tell the Bride

12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am Storyville Series showcasing the best in international documentaries. 1:50am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am The World My Stuff and Me 5:30am Music, Mud and Making Money

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. 9:00pm 20th Century Battlefields 10:00pm Room at the Top 11:00pm London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank 12:00am Human Planet 1:00am Tales From the National Parks 2:00am Great British Railway Journeys 2:30am 20th Century Battlefields 3:30am Room at the Top

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12:05am Random Acts 12:10am 2 Broke Girls 12:40am New Girl 1:10am Itunes Festival 2012 2:05am Spotlight 2:20am Boxes 2:35am The Album Chart Show Introduces... 2:45am Makdee The second of the current Indian Film 4:30am Eating for Two 4:35am You Deserve This House 5:30am Deal or No Deal

12:00am Lakeview Terrace 2:10am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick's Quest Roving naturalist Nick Baker journeys around the world in search of rare and endangered species. 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 5:40am The 4400 6:30am Airline 7:00am A Year to Save My Life USA 8:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 1:00pm The 4400 3:45pm Futurama 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Middle

7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The People’s Rainforest 10:00pm A League of Their Own 10:30pm Trollied 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am Road Wars 3:00am Cop Squad 4:50am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:15am Just Wright 7:00am Death Becomes Her 8:45am Take Me Home Tonight 10:30am Father of the Bride II 12:20pm Raising Arizona 2:00pm The Change-Up 4:00pm Little Nicky 5:45pm Take Me Home Tonight 7:30pm Beavis and Butt-head Do America 9:00pm The Change-Up 11:00pm Little Nicky 12:40am Beavis and Butt-head Do America 2:10am The Pool Boys 3:50am Raising Arizona 5:30am Father of the Bride II

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) As you are in the limelight, it comes as no surprise that admiration comes your way. What may surprise you, however, is the direction it comes from. Who would have thought that such a situation would arise?

Just joking A police officer stops a man and asks him for his licence. Officer: It says that you need to be wearing glasses. Man: Well, I do have contacts. Officer: I couldn’t care less who you know! You’re still getting a ticket!

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

There is a wonderful enthusiasm about you at the moment. Seeing the reaction of others to you, it occurs that you should have taken this attitude before. Therefore, make a resolution to put more energy into everything that you do.

Being totally inspired this week, you could be tempted to let enthusiasm run away with you. It is a lovely feeling, like being a child again. Be sure to have fun, but do keep as much money in your pocket as possible.

You are so sharp that there is a danger you will cut yourself! Seriously, though, try not to appear pompous over a certain matter. You may be right and you may be clever, but smarty pants are rarely popular. Some of that sharpness gets things going for you in the love department, though.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

CANCER (June 22 - July 23)

There will be a certain amount of discussion regarding holiday plans. You know what you want but how do you persuade others? It's quite easy really. All you have to do is to get someone else to suggest a certain place. You then agree and it looks like their idea.

With everyone busy round you, the chance may be taken to show what you are capable of. Instead of watching someone make a pig's ear of a work project, offer to help. It's important, though, to let them think any bright ideas were theirs. Giving praise now will mean it coming back to you ten-fold. Be aware that a close friend is in a delicate frame of mind.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Something new which you started in recent weeks becomes more than a passing interest. Although it may be surprising to you, it is owing to a predictable situation. In opening your mind, you also seem to have opened your heart. Many people do that at this time of the year and so you are not alone.

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A business partnership takes on a romantic tinge this week. It is possible that the other party sees this as more significant than you. To avoid problems later it would be best to let them do all the running. Unless, of course, you are determined to run yourself. With a lot of excitement in the air it is possible for you to show just what fun you can be. Enjoy!

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Someone you mistrust offers to add to your celebrations. Why not call a truce? We both know that little long term will come out of it, but who cares? Sometimes, it is better to share one good moment with someone than none at all.

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A last-minute invitation turns out to be just the ticket in more ways than one. An invitation to join a holiday may be proffered. This is unusual, certainly, but keep an open mind. Your company is clearly well appreciated so why not make that a point of pride? Let's face it, who is best equipped to blow your trumpet?

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Some legal matters need your attention. That's not really what you want at this time of the year. A decision has to be made and it needs a fine balance. Asking others may just confuse matters, so only seek expert advice. At the end of the day, you will know what is both best and acceptable. An attempt to bring romance into your life may be more successful than you think.

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 1 Sirius closely pursues the sailor (3,4) 4 Cover rearranged duet number (5) 7 A rugby player is taken by surprise (5) 9 Roman house with fashionable anti-hero (7) 10 Has USSR ordered the cavalrymen? (7) 11 Could start true, new period of peace (5) 12 Toxophilite, one from Ambridge, perhaps (6) 14 Rich international in European holiday area (6) 18 Unforgettable singer and the old king (5) 20 Gotta be new style holdall (4-3) 22 In tents experience? (7) 23 Extract information from the journalist with a broken cue (5) 24 Sort Kelvin out with a bird (5) 25 Refunds are best when resolved (7) Down 1 Old Greek capital? (7) 2 Brags about catches (5) 3 Change is concealed by always returning (6) 4 Felt Penny broke earthenware (5) 5 Half-a-dozen beside a channel bridge (7) 6 It is said that these

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Across 1 Divide (5) 4 Drive away (6) 9 Everyday (7) 10 Storey (5) 11 Mislaid (4) 12 Work (7) 13 Owed (3) 14 Scoundrel (5) 16 Oust (5) 18 Failure (3) 19 Collude (7) 20 Become larger (4) 23 Odour (5) 24 Bluster (7) 25 Stages (6)

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. 1 Exit (place, act) (6) 4 Boiler suit (4) 8 Tree (5) 9 Nutria (5) 10 Remo (3) 11 Perdedor (5) 12 Tuberculosis (5) 15 Gold (metal, commodity, currency) (3) 16 Herramientas (5) 18 In the same way (5) 19 Nothing (4) 20 Apio (6)

Down 1 Pequeño (5) 2 Wolves (5) 3 Painful (injury, memory) (8) 5 Afuera (3) 6 To hear (3) 7 Tortuga (de tierra) (8) 13 Salsa (5) 14 Salado (5) 16 Lata (de comida) (3) 17 Viejo (de mucha edad) (3)

Co d e B r e a ke r marquees are on edge (5) 8 It's reported that this rascal is often seen in church (5) 13 Unusual bloom in county in Ceylon (7) 15 Fibrous substance found at the end of a whistle (5) 16 Pointed looks that can hurt? (7) 17 Actor grates awfully (6) 18 Prepares to shoot birds (5) 19 The Kinks hidden lizard (5) 21 Forthright but not too sharp (5) 26 Deep chasm (5) Down 1 Alike (7) 2 Connections (5) 3 Snare (4) 5 In the know (8) 6 Supply (7) 7 Big (5) 8 Stop (5) 13 Dainty (8) 15 Venetian boat (7) 17 In the direction of (7) 18 Solid (5) 19 Grasp (5) 21 Ball game (5) 22 Information (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Decant, 8 Attain, 9 Inns, 10 Ascribes, 11 Farrier, 13 Habit, 15 Brisk, 17 Forages, 20 Intonate, 21 Aura, 23 Petite, 24 Animal. Down:1 Fern, 2 Nasser, 3 Steamer, 4 Farce, 5 Attila, 6 Likewise, 12 Arranged, 14 Polecat, 16 Stolid, 18 Aramis, 19 Taper, 22 Rear. QUICK - Across: 1 Scared, 4 Utters, 9 Calorie, 10 Raita, 11 Ultra, 12 Lissome, 13 Rug, 14 Batik, 16 Piece, 18 Oil, 19 Morocco, 21 Altar, 23 Noise, 24 Examine, 25 Sprint, 26 Beat it. Down: 1 Succumb, 2 Allot, 3 Earmark, 5 Terms, 6 Episode, 7 Spare, 8 Well-groomed, 15 Terrier, 16 Placate, 17 Earnest, 19 Minus, 20 Clean, 22 Taint. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Recibo, 4 Onda, 8 Clave, 9 Ounce, 10 Tar, 11 Owner, 12 Meals, 15 One, 16 Flaco, 18 Niece, 19 Rata, 20 Parade.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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

Down: 1 Rocio, 2 Chain, 3 Beetroot, 5 Nun, 6 Age, 7 Tormenta, 13 Arena, 14 Siete, 16 Fur, 17 Ant.

1.Unscramble the name of a famous English film director and producer: LAY-BY, NO END 2. Unscramble the name of an Eastern European country and its capital city: MILAN BUSKERS

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Quote A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer and poet.

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 13 represents K and 14 represents B, so fill in K every time the figure 13 appears and B every time the figure 14 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.

Asides Barely Cheers Enters Holder Letter Lodged MENDER(10) Meteor Metres Muster Oceans Owners Reform Render Resent Shreds Spears Steady

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

1 Centre, 2 Regard, 3 Longer, 4 Estate, 5 Tolled, 6 Spears, 7 Rebate, 8 Cellar, 9 Tramps, 10 Bleary, 11 Stored, 12 Prayer, 13 Acorns, 14 Papers, 15 Enters, 16 Charts, 17 Assert, 18 Enable, 19 Humane

FUNAGRAM SOLUTION 1. DANNY BOYLE 2. BELARUS, MINSK


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Ché versus Darwin but they never met!

HARLES DARWIN in ‘Origin of Species’ wrote about instinct. Instinct is that which compels us to act in a certain predetermined largely unconscious way. It is instinctual to jump when someone (older brother) leaps out at you from a dark doorway, or to salivate when forced to stand beside a chocolate fountain under instruction not to dip your finger. It is also instinct to clutch your purse when travelling on the tube and to avert one’s eyes when forced into a situation that requires a certain blurring of the truth (I was often late home not because a large rat jumped onto the live rail but because a rat called Johnny kept buying me large Tequila slammers, but Dan didn’t need to know that hence the averted eyes). Instinct saves us from tedious Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an INSTINCT: That which compels us to act in a certain predetermined way. moments of MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently thought and teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers Human pause, the consequence of which what makes a species survive (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). endless internal instinct is a was for a long time man became (that and the ability to build debates and little more food for large tooth, long clawed barbeques from house bricks) choices (“Shall I jerk my head complicated than that of other creatures, until he discovered the and evolve. Without good back to avoid the ball or should I animals due to the fact that wheel and then thought flew out instincts man would have dive for cover and make a rational thought entered the of the window to be replaced by floundered and become extinct. complete fool of myself?”). The human race and knocked instinct the enduring lust of man towards So deep in the reptilian part of brain works hard enough as it is into the nether regions sometime shiny metal machines that make our brain lives a little creature without having to sweat all the around the ice age. loads of noise at traffic lights. that from time to time fiddles small stuff. Thought snuck up and gave us Darwin argued that instinct is with the fight or flight instinct and

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keeps us from harm. Fear of the dark, of strangers, of hissing sounds in the undergrowth and of elasticated waistbands has kept many a woman safe and sane. Most grown women can immediately spot the creep or psycho (except my friend Maggie who would invite them in to her flat oblivious to the flickering tongue and sound of hissing) often simply due to a ‘feeling’ precipitated by a judder of disgust. Cats are alleged to possess excellent instincts, quick reflexes and an agility that completely confounds all natural laws. Except that is for my own cat, Ché, who possesses no instincts whatsoever. Last week Ché fell off my balcony and I haven’t been able to erase the image of his wide eyed, shocked face as he plummeted to what we both thought was his doom. Luckily he was unharmed if a little splayed, but unlike humans cats do not suffer from embarrassment and so he was able to shake off the shock and resume his day to day pleasures which mostly consist of attacking my son’s feet and eating crickets. Darwin wrote: “...all cats are fundamentally the same and remain so through time.” Well he never met Ché did he?


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TASTY FOOD: The beautiful restaurant is just a short way past Turre. Advertising Feature

El Naranjo restaurant in Los Gallardos

EL NARANJO is a beautiful restaurant and bar run by Ali and Mick, situated in the typical Spanish town of Los Gallardos just a short way past Turre. With its relaxed happy atmosphere, pretty terrace and plenty of shady outside space, this busy and popular restaurant is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. El Naranjo has so much to offer, with tasty traditional dishes such as their famous Fish and Chips, Spicy Curries, a homemade selection of pies including Steak and Onion, Chicken and the best sausage rolls around! You really must take advantage of their Pie Take Home service all through the year, so if you don’t fancy cooking and would like to put your feet up and enjoy a fabulous pie, go and get your order in....simply pop in for a Menu or make up your own filling and Amanda will do the rest for you.

Apart from their main courses, tapas are served all day every day. Black Pudding and Apple, Tandoori Chicken, Blue Cheese and Walnut Paté to name but a few and El Naranjo change their tapas on a regular basis so you are always guaranteed something delicious to try. Their renowned Sunday Carvery is also back by popular demand from the 30th of September at €8.50 for one course and starters and desserts are both €3. And as if that’s not enough, entertainment at El Naranjo is second to none with live sports coverage on any of the three large flats screen, a quiz every Thursday when all are welcome to come and join in. Table top sales and a Ladies Day are amongst the treats in store soon and if you would like to book a table for your pickles, preserves, jewellery etc, Ali will be happy to oblige. And not to

forget Friday night Karaoke with Graham D which is not to be missed. The last of the Live Music will be this Saturday with the fabulous Kris Kelly from around 8.30 and booking is highly recommended, but through the winter months Ali and Mick will be playing the music by ear so to speak, so watch out for the advertisements. El Naranjo also cater for private parties, so call in and they will readily help you make all your arrangements regarding buffet or sit down meals, discuss Menus with you and organise any entertainment you require for your party. Let them take the pressure off your special occasion… Follow them on Facebook and pop by and say hello, you are sure to be delighted by what you find and will join the ranks of their very satisfied customers. For more information or to make a reservation call 950 398 799.


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Hundreds raised at charity concert THE inaugural concert at the new Piedra Amarilla Rural Centre (PARC) amphitheatre saw a host of artists providing a fabulous evening of entertainment. These were led by the Voices of Almanzora along with their Musical Director, Nick Duncan. Several of the choir performed as individuals, including Mel Howard Coles, Dianne Kilner, Sandy Tucker and Roger Dickman. In addition there were guitarists Alan and Jeff who performed renditions of Irish Folk songs. Also

performing was saxophonist, clarinet and violinist Dave Sharp. Compere for the evening was entertaining Scotsman Ted Townsend regaled splendidly in a kilt complete with, sporran, ‘Sgian Dubh’ (Scottish Kilt Knife) hose and brogues. Although there was a smattering of rain, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the approximately 100 strong audience. The amphitheatre its self provided a wonderful backdrop to all of these performances and everything pulled together to make an absolutely magical evening. The aim of the event was to raise money for charity and €600 was raised in total. This was split equally between Help The Aged and FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). €300 was presented at the new Help The Aged shop in Arboleas with the

PARC OPENS: The Voices of Almanzora perform in the stunning ampitheatre. other €300 being presented to FACE Committee Members,

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EADERS of our columns will know that we take a holistic approach to the development of our garden and delight in the growing and eating our own artisan produce. However, we are not only interested in eating gastronomically, but also healthily. Over the years we have made a note of what a wide range of health experts say about the impact on our aging of what we eat and drink. Glancing through our summary it’s very obvious the only way one is going to eat the best anti-aging foods on a regular basis is by growing your own since one of the provisos is that the fruit and vegetables should be eaten fresh and when at their best. Fresh described as within a day of harvest to ensure that the beneficial antiaging agents are at their maximum in what you eat and at their best being when most flavoursome and digestible especially in

Gardening Corner

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

the case of fruit and fruit vegetables. There is no comparison between going out into the garden and eating a fully ripe juicy peach, apricot or pear directly off the tree compared to a fruit picked long before ripe in order that it can withstand the battering of being crated, pre-packed, transported and displayed for several days and still not be ripe. Unfortunately sometimes such fruit never ripens fully in the fruit bowl. Likewise young peas and broad beans eaten within an hour are very different from those left on the plant until they are of maximum size to increase the harvests and income of the grower. Our books ‘Growing Healthy Fruit in Spain’ and ‘Growing Healthy

BROCCOLI: One vegetable that is especially good for us. Vegetables in Spain’ describe how to grow over 70 tropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruits and over a 100 vegetables. Last year we published the supplement to our other books titled ‘Living Well from Our Mediterranean Garden’. In it we highlight the foods from the garden we consider to be healthiest. Garlic is easy to grow and could well be the healthiest vegetable to eat by including it chopped up in salads, mashed with ripe tomatoes on unsweetened bread, steamed or baked as a vegetable or included in cooked dishes. You can plant up garlic between October and December and harvest it for use in salads and omelettes. Dark green leaf vegetables such as broccoli, acelga, spinach, red lettuces and rocket are also

said to be especially good for us. Unfortunately one cannot grow brazil nuts on the costas – as far as we know – but almonds and walnuts contain essential oils plus, of course, olives which can be cold pressed to produce your own virgin olive oil if you have sufficient trees and kilos of olives. Other easy to grow healthy vegetables include carrots, fennel, parsley, basil, beetroot and onions . And when weeding the garden, dandelion and wild chicory leaves are excellent vegetables in their own right . The books mentioned above as well as ‘Your Garden in Spain’ are full of useful tips.

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area with built in BBQ and the large rear garden. Mains electricity and water is connected plus there is a large water deposit. Sky TV, telephone and internet can easily be connected. A village with bars, restaurants, doctors and school is five minutes drive away as is the A7 motorway and the major market town of HuercalOvera with its award winning hospital and numerous, shops, restaurants etc. The coast is approx 35 minutes drive away at San Juan de Los Terreros and Mojacar. For more information or to arrange a viewing of property VH321 please contact Andy Voss on 0034 678 002 006 or visit them in their office just 1km off of the A7 at junction 553 just 100 metres from the Lidl supermarket.


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• CARERS SUPPORT G R O U P M o j a c a r, 1 1 a m a t Tu r r e E v a n g e l i c a l C h u r c h . Snacks, coffee and tea provided. Almeria Angels present to give help and support. Call 950 472 822 or 677 683 385. • ALMANZORA GROUP OF FRIENDS Albox Information Centre and Library 10am–1pm. 636 918 942 or www.almanzoragof.org.

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

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

Mojacar, Sundays 11am. The venue is located at the Red Cross roundabout opposite the pharmacy on Mojacar Playa. See www.livingwaterchurch mojacar.com or call 950 618 814. • NEW VICTORY CHURCH Sundays 11am at Avda Guillermo Reynar, Huercal Overa.

• RBL Albox meet the first Thursday of the month for a • TURRE EVANGELICAL • LIVING WATER CHURCH coffee morning at 10.30am CHURCH, near the top of Aveniand the third Thursday of the month for their Branch Meeting at 11am, both at La Parrilla Restaurant. Call 630 562 618. third Monday of month at the New lunch every Wednesday in the Mojacar area. Call 667 303 788. Kimrick, 11am. Members and guests • RBL Mojacar meets at 11.30am on welcome. Call the chairman 950 472 the first and third Thursday of each 225. month at the Artisan Centre situated at the base of the pueblo. Call 950 473 025. • RBL Zurgena and District meet the first Thursday of the month at 11am at Latinos Bar in La Alfoquia. Call 690 958 844 or email: aligard57@ hotmail.com. • ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET Vera: Call 950 453 681.

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

Monday • MOJACAR BRIDGE CLUB – Monday and Wednesday, 7pm in Torre – 950 437 100. • REGENCY POOL LEAGUE Albox – three-man teams – Call 968 006 149. • DAMES IN SPAIN, Mojacar meet

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

Wednesday • SEWING CIRCLE at Turre Evangelical Church, 10.30am–1pm. All welcome. Call 667 702 774. • A L B O X F I S H I N G C L U B meet fortnightly at The Bar Wassy. Call Squidly Sid 634 313 650. • MOJACAR BRIDGE CLUB: Call 950 437 100. • LIVING ALONE IN SPAIN? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for

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• ARTISAN NIGHT MARKET in Vera Playa in front of the Zimbali Hotel open every night from 8pm until the first week of September. • B O O K F A I R Friday, Saturday evenings in front of ELC in Vera. • APSA Animal Charity in Almanzora Valley needs dog beds, bedding and blankets. www. apsa.org.es or please call: 663 762 642. • BOAT MODEL BUILDING GROUP in Los Alcazares: Call 968 170 870 or email davidlees66@hotmail.com. • CLUB TAURINO Mojacar is a nonprofit making social club for people interested in making friends and learning Spanish culture. Call 950 475 261 or www.club-taurino-mojacar.com. • M A C S Mojacar Cancer Support Group: Helpline 634 656 555; General enquiries please call: 607 598 470; or send an email: macscancer support@live.co.uk; visit the website:

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

www.macscancersupport .com. • RBL Zurgena and District Branch offers members meetings, crib nights, coffee mornings, quiz and buffet nights, etc. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena for more details. • THE VOICES OF ALMANZORA Albox: New members always welcome to join. Call 950 432 333. • THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION meets throughout the week: www.britishlegion.org.uk /counties/spain-north/ branches. • WANTED: Dog beds, old bedding and blankets for the Animal ChAPSA in Almanzora Valley. APSA shop call 663 762 642 - www. apsa.org.es. • PAWS CORNER Main shop 10.30am1.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Boutique: 10.30am-1.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, call 627 819 512. •ROSE SINGERS Mojacar, welcome enquiries from top sopranos for their future performances. Please call 667 275 614.

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

EMBASSIES British Embassy German

917 008 200 914 199 100

FIRE BRIGADE Albox Almeria Ejido Turre

950 120 128 950 240 080 950 486 565 617 468 239

GUARDIA CIVIL Albox Almeria Cuevas del Almanzora Carboneras Garrucha Huercal Overa Turre/Mojacar Vera

950 023 200 950 256 122 950 458 094 950 454 082 950 617 079 950 471 112 950 468 222 950 390 027

H O S P I TA L S Huercal Overa Almeria

950 029 000 950 230 602 950 241 455

LOCAL POLICE Mojacar Vera Garrucha Roquetas de Mar

950 472 000 950 390 010 950 460 012 950 320 304

EMERGENCIES Major ermergencies Lesser emergencies Samaritans

061 / 112 112 902 883 535

CHEMISTS Cuevas del Almanzora Garrucha Mojacar Mojacar Playa Turre Vera

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Sleepy head MY four-year-old cat Basil is very happy to have me at home all day after I broke my ankle. He doesn’t mind if he rests against the leg with the cast on it or sleeps with his head on my ‘good’ foot. Jenni ML, Benalmadena (Malaga) Submit fun pet pictures to petoftheweek@euroweeklynews.com, 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.

Professional care is best.

Pet grooming GROOMING is an important part of dog and cat ownership, which should be started as soon as possible. When a dog meets another dog, they always sniff around the anal area. This gives an indication as to the state and type of nature the animal has. The anal gland is an active organ giving out an odour we cannot smell (thank God). This is found mostly in nervous dogs that do not use the gland, hence they need squeezing to take out the liquid. A dominant dog rarely needs the gland squeezed since he is using this most of the time to warn other dogs. This comes under the heading of a dominant type dog: all messages come from the anal gland. Many owners do not like squeezing the anal gland and normally the vet or groomer takes care of this. Only somebody trained to empty them should carry this out. Any dog suffering a problem should be reported directly to a vet. Impacted anal glands are not only very painful but, if left, they can result in a

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serious infection which in turn can end up being lifethreatening. If the dog is wormed regularly but he keeps on rubbing his bum along the floor, that is a sign of full anal glands. Breeds that need grooming will benefit from being groomed by a professional groomer who should be fully trained to check anal glands, clean and pluck ears, trim toenails, etc. Problems

should be reported to the owner in detail. Breeds that should be groomed include Yorkies, Westies, Poodles, Shiatsus and many more. They need to be kept fur-free to avoid problems in certain areas, including: the pads, around the mouth, eyes, ears and their private areas. However, when trimming pet’s nails, this should be done by a professional to avoid accidents.


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A different way to sell property with RE/MAX you can’t go wrong

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E/MAX Paraíso has offices in Vera Playa (next to Consum supermarket), in Mojácar Parque Comercial (next to Maskó café)and a third in Roquetas de Mar. They carried out 150 real estate transactions last year making them the fourth office in the RE/MAX Spain network for number of operations and in the top 200 of the 1,900 RE/MAX offices network in Europe. The RE/MAX Company boasts 6,259 offices throughout the 84 countries in which the company has a presence and there are currently 89,628 estate agents associated with RE/MAX. In Spain, the company has more than 500 selfemployed professionals distributed around the country, and is the cofounder of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), a common property exchange which currently features the exclusive promotion of more than 15,000 properties facilitating cooperation between offices and agents belonging to this system. If you would like accurate information about the area’s property market, talk to a RE/MAX agent in either of our two offices in Vera or Mojácar.

THREE LOCAL OFFICES: One of which is in Vera Playa next to Consum. The RE/MAX system is totally different to traditional estate agency. This system is based on brokers who own the estate agency offices bearing the company name, offering a fully equipped work centre at the disposal of the estate agents. This allows them to work

independently and autonomously within a team, with access to a professional work system, the sharing of operations between an extensive network of agents, excellent training, plus IT, commercial and marketing tools. For this reason, the RE/MAX offices allow professionals to develop a business

with substantial economic possibilities at the same time as embarking on a professional career based on the most advanced system in the property market. RE/MAX Paraiso team is composed currently of 11 estate agents and you can check all the information about their property portfolios on our multilingual web site www.remaxparaiso.com where all the information is available in English, German, Dutch and Spanish. Our range of properties will surprise you for their variety and conditions for sale, including in some cases the possibility of 100% financing for the purchase. Buying or selling... with a RE/MAX agent you can’t go wrong.


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AND ROVER revealed the all-new Range Rover – the fourth generation of its SUV – at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park, London. In front of a packed house, it was unveiled and its capabilities demonstrated by driving through a water pool that was almost a metre deep and climbing a rocky causeway before coming to a stop in front of White Lodge, a formal royal residence and home to the Royal Ballet School. The launch culminated in a surprise seven-song performance by long-term Range Rover driver and Dire Straits founder, Mark Knopfler. The all-new Range Rover has been developed from the ground up to provide the ‘ultimate’ luxury SUV. It is the world’s first SUV to have a lightweight all-aluminium body and is 20 per cent lighter than

ULTIMATE LUXURY: The world’s first SUV to have a lightweight all-aluminium body. the outgoing model with a weight saving of 420kg. The lighter body structure has driven a 22 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, achieving figures of 37.7mpg and

196g/km respectively. Land Rover also used the event to announce plans for a hybrid Range Rover – the world’s first fully capable SUV. The high-efficiency diesel hybrid model, which is planned

for production late in 2013, will see step changes in Range Rover’s environmental credentials and will target CO2 emissions of less than 169g/km. John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director said

during the evening: “The Range Rover is a British icon and the all-new model revealed this evening has set the benchmark for luxury in SUVs. It is quieter, smoother and lighter than any vehicle in its class.” Edwards continued: “Like the Royal Ballet School, Land Rover is quintessentially British and has been setting world standards in performance and capability for many years. We wanted to launch the all-new Range Rover in the UK and White Lodge was the perfect venue.” The all-new Range Rover is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK and will be exported to over 170 global markets. Over £370million has been invested in the Solihull manufacturing plant to create an aerospace inspired, aluminium body shop – the largest of its kind in the world.


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it is extending its product range into the C segment, focusing investment on fastgrowing international markets like the

Mediterranean basin, China and Russia. The market for compact cars is the largest in the world, accounting for more

than 20 million vehicle registrations in 2011 and one-third of global sales of passenger cars. But three-box cars also hold a 43 per cent share of this market in Russia and 79 per cent in China. During the press days at the Paris Motor Show (September 29 to October 14), Citroën will be displaying this highclass saloon on its stand before a public presentation at the Istanbul show in Turkey, one of its chief markets. Produced at Vigo in Spain, the three-box saloon will be launched end-2012, initially in Turkey, Central Europe ECOBOOST HIT: With critics and customers alike. or Algeria.

Ford begins producing new C-MAX fuel efficiency models in Valencia

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HE first Ford C-MAX and seven-seat Ford Grand C-MAX models powered by the 1.0-litre EcoBoost began rolling off the production line at Ford’s plant in Valencia. Both the 100 PS and 125 PS versions of the 1.0-litre engine-equipped C-MAX and Grand C-MAX achieve fuel efficiency and

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Citroën CElysee: an attractive saloon CITROËN is stepping up its international development and consolidating its global brand status. With the Citroën C-Elysee,

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exclusive to power a seven-seat vehicle with an engine this small and we think it will be a revelation for drivers who want fuel economy without sacrificing driving fun.” Ford has sold more than 200,000 C-MAX and Grand C-MAX cars in Europe since the latest versions were introduced in 2010.

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All set for Mojacar mountain bike event MOJACAR’S first mountain bike race is 10 days away. More than 400 riders are expected to compete in the MTB La Mojaquera on Sunday September 30. Organisers are putting ‘all their efforts’ into signing more participants from surrounding areas and regions and from further afield including Madrid. The event is open to both professional and amateur cycle lovers, offering an opportunity to discover the natural, historical and monumental richness of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the coastal area, say officials. Participants will be able to choose between a 48km route and an easier 35km ride, with each starting and finishing in Mojacar football stadium. The open timed 48km race covers Playa de

FIRST OUTING: More than 400 riders will compete in this event. Macenas, Rambla de Macenas, Sopalmo, La Adelfa, El Moro, Sopalmo, Playa del Manaca, Playa de Macenas, Puerto Marina Hotel, La Parata and Las Marinas. The highest peak is almost 650 metres and only

eight kilometres will be on tarmac. The shorter event will not be considered as a race but will follow a similar, though more accessible, easier route including 10km on tarmac. Fruit, water and energy

snacks will be supplied in several points and two Red Cross ambulances will be in attendance.

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The Ferreteria El Real & The Full Swing are for sale. This is an opportunity to purchase a well established business which has proven itself during the crisis. Any serious enquiries must be directed through our sole agents.

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Gunners hit six, Lorenzo wins in San Marino • FOOTBALL - Three days of European action ends tonight (Thursday) with Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham all participating in the Europa League. Earlier this week there were cracking Champions League encounters featuring Real Madrid v Manchester City, Chelsea v Juventus, Montpellier v

Arsenal, Manchester United v Galatasaray and Barcelona v Spartak Moscow. In the Premiership last weekend, Paul Scholes scored on his 700th appearance for Manchester United who whipped Wigan 4-0. This was Sir Alex Ferguson’s 500th League game in charge of the Reds. Arsenal, aided by two own-goals, thrashed bottom club and pointless Southampton 6-1… Manchester City have still to win a PL game at Stoke (after a 1-1 draw)… Anton Ferdinand (QPR) refused to shake the hands of

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Chelsea’s John Terry and Ashley Cole… AVB’s Spurs won at last (3-1 at Reading)… and it’s 100 years since Liverpool failed to win any of their opening four League games of a season, following a 1-1

draw at Sunderland. North of the border, Celtic - now fifth in the SPL - lost 2-1 to bottom club St Johnstone. Looking ahead to this Sunday, we have Liverpool v Manchester United, Manchester City v Arsenal and the London derby between Spurs and QPR. England lie in third place in the FIFA world rankings, behind Spain and Germany. Portugal are fourth, Uruguay fifth, Italy sixth and Brazil a lowly 12th. • ROUND-UP Jorge Lorenzo won last weekend’s San Marino MotorGP; home favourite Valentino Rossi was second with Alvaro Bautista third. Devon cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke triumphed in the 1,340 km Tour of Britain - the first Brit to do so in 19 years. Mark Cavendish won two of the eight stages. Double Olympic champion Mo Farah

CYCLING: Mark Cavendish won two out of the eight stages in the Tour of Britain.

crowned a terrific year by winning the two-mile race at the annual City Games in Newcastle. Harlequins maintained their 100 per cent record by beating Sale 37-14 to retain top spot in Rugby’s Aviva Premiership. Sadly, Ulster rugby star Nevin Spence was one of three men killed when four people slipped into a slurry tank on a farm in

Hillsborough, County Down. Warwickshire, who won cricket’s county championship for the first time since 2004, failed to complete the double, losing to Hampshire in the 40overs final at Lords. Both teams scored 244 runs but Hants lost two fewer wickets, five against seven, and took the trophy on the last ball.

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