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AUTHORITIES on the Costa Blanca North will be praying for winter rain. Reservoir levels throughout Alicante Province - including the whole of the Costa Blanca South region - are just 34.2 per cent full, compared to 55 per cent at the same time last year. Now with signs of increasingly autumnal weather, thoughts among the powers-that-be are beginning to focus on much-needed seasonal rain. Total Alicante Province • Turn to Page 4


Call to probe killer blaze THE killer blaze in Torre de les Maçanes in which two firemen died should be probed by the Council of Safety, Socialist party councillor in Alicante Jaume Pascal has demanded.

‘Tourists’ held FOUR people posing as tourists have been accused of 24 hotel and apartment robberies after being held by police in Benidorm.

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FALLING: Water levels in Alicante Province’s reservoirs.

AN old man planning to commit suicide by jumping off his balcony in Alcoy changed his mind thanks to a National Police female officer.

Armed robbery THREE hooded raiders armed with knives robbed an Alicante phone shop.


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Costa Blanca looks to Moscow for tourism COSTA BLANCA is stepping up moves to woo Russian tourists. From Monday, a new permanent local representative will be based in Moscow to promote the area. This follows concrete steps taken

by the Business Association of Hotels Benidorm and the Costa Blanca (Hosbec). The representative will be working in the Russian capital from the offices of Turespaña, one of the

nation’s largest tour company operators. Hosbec sees the investment of about €40,000 good value for money given the ever-increasing importance of the Russian market. Thus, Alicante joins a similar initiative launched 13 years ago by communities including Catalonia, which reaped great rewards. Catalonia now boasts a stable base of Russian visitors and home-owners thanks to the initiative taken by the autonomous government. Statistics indicate that Russian visitors spend more than their UK counterparts, making their presence more beneficial to the Costa Blanca coffers.

Zara leads way for Spanish giant ZARA, Spain’s globally famous fashion brand, is soaring to new heights. While it continues to outperform Oysho, Massimo Dutti and Uterqüe, all the brands collectively help Inditex to remain a much-envied worldwide textile giant. Figures just released for January to July show a turnover of €7.2bn, 17 per cent up on last year.

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Better access demands MOBILITY-IMPAIRED association members have demonstrated in Alicante to demand better access to public spaces and buildings.

Discounts stay YOUTHS in Villajoyosa can save 10 per cent on leisure, sports and cultural activities’ costs following renewal of the Carnet Jove card contract by the Council of the Young.

Green spaces A NEW park and sports area has been opened in Colonia Requena by Alicante Mayor Sonia Castedo.

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The not so charitable debt of €70m

CHARITIES and non-government organisations (NGOs) are feeling the pinch to the tune of more than €70 million. And this is all the fault of some regional governments and at least 46 town halls that have failed so far to hand out payments, as promised, for various aid projects. While Andalucia owes a whopping €33 million in promised help, Cataluña has €13.5 million outstanding.

The CONGD, which co-ordinates donations, has now complained about the non-payment to the national ombudswoman, Soledad Becerril. Both autonomous governments recognise the delay, which they blame on lack of funds. Castilla-La Mancha and the Valencian Community owe a further €8.6 million and €6 million. The organisation is being ‘totally strangled’, according to the CONGD’s Pilar Molina. Payments are five

years late in some cases, putting 80 NGOs and more than 100 development plans at risk. Groups which have already advanced €33 million for projects do not know when the money will arrive. “We paid punctually until 2011,” protested Enrique Pablo Centella, director general of Andalucia’s overseas aid programme. “If the Junta has delayed payments, this is due to cash problems affecting all areas and not only development aid,” he said

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Just the ticket SEASON tickets are now available for Diputacion de Alicante Auditorium classical concerts, including Placido Domingo and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Fashion date A FASHION and apparel trade show will be held on Saturday in Doctor Calatayud Street, Teulada-Moraira.

A 54-YEAR-OLD has been jailed for eight years and ordered to pay €12,000 compensation for sexually abusing an eight-yearold in Villajoyosa.

Museum plan WORK on Benidorm’s new municipal museum will start next month (October), with the opening planned for next summer, the Council of Public Works has said.

Tourism awards SOL MELIA hotel chain, TUI tourist transport and Official Tourism School director Fernando Vera will be honoured by Benidorm City Hall today (Thursday).

Business school A NEW business workshop for entrepreneurs was held this week. It was organised by Benidorm’s Employment Department.

Golf go-ahead A NEW golf course project in Gandia has been given the green light by the Valencian Regional Government.

School meal aid FAMILIES with children studying in Gandia can apply for a school canteen grant of €4.25 per day at the Council of Education building. The cut-off date is October 5.

Time to play REGISTRATION for more than 27 sports courses in the different municipal establishments in Altea is now open until October 15.

Knife attack 007 CRAIG: Star of the new Bond movie, with Bardem (inset with Spanish wife Penelope Cruz) the main villain.

Countdown to new Bond movie


AMES BOND will bounce back into action in cinemas throughout Spain next month... days after the UK nationwide release of his latest film. The new Skyfall film will be shown from October 31, just five days after its nationwide UK release in London. And starring alongside tuxedo-attired 007 Daniel Craig will be main villain Javier Bardem, the only Spanish actor to have won

an Oscar. His wife is Spain’s own Penelope Cruz. The latest Bond movie will mark 50 years since the first 007 film - Dr No - first hit cinema screens back in 1962. Since then five other actors plus Craig have played the Bond role, while various equally memorable actresses have appeared alongside as the nubile Bond girls in a total of 22 films.

Late TV soccer a foul error TELEVISING late-night football matches is a ‘grave error’ that affects productivity, a government minister has claimed. Starting important League matches at 11pm is ‘senseless’, Social Services and Equality Minister Juan Manuel Moreno told the Working Hours Rationalisation annual conference. “It disrupts fans’ normal habits and also means that children stay up longer than usual.” Moreno said there are several consequences to going late to bed, including increased stress and more work accidents. “Children get more tired next day, adults work less hard and productivity is affected,” he said.

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In the present circumstances, the worst thing is to divide forces, foster dissension, chase pipedreams, deepen wounds.’

King Juan Carlos, in a letter on his website after 1.5 million demonstrated in Barcelona to claim Catalonian independence.

Putting the squeeze on cannabis A 50-YEAR-OLD Peruvian man was arrested in Calpe on drugs charges after 90 potted cannabis plants of different sizes were allegedly found crammed into his 20square-metre backyard.

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people had to be evacuated from six towns in Valencia Province when a blaze raged in Chulilla municipality, bringing further summer wildfire grief to Spain.

A HOMELESS man who allegedly stabbed a 22year-old Romanian woman and a 13-yearold child has been apprehended in Mar Square, Alicante.

False report TWO women who allegedly tried to trick an insurance company are being held in Alicante accused of reporting false robberies.

€500 bail AN illegal beach vendor detained for attacking two police officers on Explanada promenade, Alicante, has been freed on €500 bail.

and finally... THE woman who badly damaged a 19th century fresco of Christ in a church near Zaragoza is now claiming royalties for her ‘restoration’ as the church has become a tourist attraction and is charging entrance fees. Ryanair has even set up a special route to visit the ‘masterpiece’. Lawyers say the woman will donate any payments to charity.




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Javea bank does not want your money! By Benny Davis A NON-PROFIT association named the ‘Banco de Tiempo Libre’ (BTL) - ‘Bank of Free Time’ - has been set up in the Javea area. But this is no ordinary bank; it does not have anything to do with money. Supported by the town hall, the BTL has been established to promote an exchange of services between residents. The currency is ‘an hour of your time’, a time bank with a maximum personal balance allowance of 10 hours. This is how it works. Using special books of free tickets, participants can benefit from a variety of services, ranging from hairdressing to care for the elderly, massage, computer science,



Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Speeding motorcyclist A MOTORCYCLIST caught on camera doing a wheelie at 103mph in Selby, North Yorkshire, has been banned for 12 months and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Surprise birth A BRITISH soldier who ‘did not realise’ she was pregnant gave birth to a baby boy at the Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan.

Suicide risk PIONEERING: Time team of a bank without money. maths classes, collecting children from school, home repairs, cooking and sewing, to name just a few already under offer within the scheme. The only requirement is that the user offers a return service on the

same help basis. Everyone within the municipality is invited to join the ‘Time Bank’ by visiting the Centro Social, first floor, where enrolling facilities will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from

10am until 2pm and on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm.

A Blog site about the association is currently under construction: http://btl2xabia.blogspot.

Water levels drop From Front Page water stocks total 108hm3 (cubic hectometres), compared to 174hm3 one year ago. The largest reservoir in Alicante Province is La Pedrera, which can hold 246hm3, but is currently seeing levels of just 74hm3. Total water stock capacity of Alicante Province is 315hm3. Reservoir levels are also lower in the Costa del Sol and Almeria regions.

MIDDLE-AGED men in the UK are committing suicide in record numbers because they feel they cannot live up to society’s expectations, a new report has warned.

Snaps found A SCUBA diver is hunting for a family after finding hundreds of photographs on a camera he picked up from the seabed off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall.

Standards up THE proportion of 11year-olds in England reaching the standard expected of them in reading and maths has risen by 3 and 4 per cent respectively, official figures show.

Badgers cull UP to 3,000 badgers could be killed in England after a government agency issued the first licence for a pilot cull in a bid to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.


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Class Pass students MORE than 45 per cent of 620 secondary school students, who started the new school year at the institute of Secondary Education in Teulada are non-Spanish. A programme called ‘Class Pass’ for students to learn basic Spanish so they can attend classes with their Spanish classmates has been incorporated into the curriculum.

Summer season

TEULADA/MORAIRA tourist department were “delighted” with the summer season. Occupancy closed with 87.48 per cent – 8 per cent up on last year – and the tourist office recorded 12,331 visits. A range of cultural events including a jazz festival, open air cinema and street parties were cited as possible reasons for the success.


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€1.2bn grant for Calpe unlocked FOLLOWING a meeting in Brussels, Mayor Cesa Sanchez has managed to unlock a €1.2 billion grant owed Calpe since 2007. The money, awarded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for town centre development, was later blocked by national government


intervention, forcing the council to pay suppliers out of town funds. This new agreement will allow the council to recover certain funding, but the balance will not be paid unless the town plan is completed by December 31 2012. The cost of the centre development was estimated at €5,384.912.84 of which 20% is the responsibility of the town. Calpe mayor says the financial situation is still under review and a claim

Online scheme SIGN OF TIMES: Could this be a sign of recovery.

Less urban corruption

URBAN corruption cases have decreased in the Alicante Province by nearly 77 per cent. From 65 cases in 2008 to 15 last year, while nationally these cases increased from 1,395 to 1,473, according to latest data from the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The Marina Alta town of Benitachell has taken the first step towards becoming a full online administration. The first phase of the new scheme will be dedicated to staff training in all departments, with the hope that the programme will be up-and-running by late October, allowing citizens to process documents online.

Valencian for free FREE Valencian language courses are being offered in Denia. “We are proud of our language which is more than 600 years old and want to encourage more people to understand and speak it naturally,” said Vincent Michelet of the Valencian Office for Promotion of Valencia. Registration forms can be downloaded from and submitted by September 30.




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Stories making headlines from Germany

Catch me if you can AN unemployed 32year-old man faces charges of compromising air traffic and abuse of official titles after he allegedly disguised himself as a pilot and sat in the cockpit of a commercial flight from Germany to Italy on Air Dolomiti.

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HOLIDAY: Peniscola on the Costa del Azahar in the Castellon Province.

Free Christmas holidays for pensioners

By Benny Davis ONE of the worst possible Christmas scenarios for many is to be alone at Christmas. Especially people who have no control over their circumstances, as is the case for many pensioners. The Denia Department of Justice and Social Welfare understand this and for the second year running have launched, ‘You’re Not Alone at Christmas.’ A free holiday programme aimed at people of 60 to 65 years who live alone and for various reasons such as disability, retirement or widowhood are without family or friends. Providing they live within the Valencian community and are free of any behavioural disorders that may affect coexistence with others, the government will whisk them away to a hotel in Peniscola for a five day super all-

inclusive holiday from Sunday December 23 to Thursday 27. Beneficiaries will enjoy transportation to and from their homes, full hotel board accommodation, all entertainment including cultural and sports facilities, as well as day excursions to surrounding places of interest. Around 600 places are available and those interested are advised to submit the required documentation to the Municipal Department of Social Services, Denia, located in Plaza Arxiduc Carles, 3, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm before Wednesday October 31. For further information call 966 421 555. Should demand exceed reserved places, the Department of Social Welfare will make a selection based on criteria such as age, economic resources or the degree of need.

Railway first GERMAN trains will be made in Poland for the first time ever, the national railway company Deutsche Bahn has announced.

War bomb HUNDREDS of people were evacuated in the western town of Viersen before a Second World War bomb was blown up by experts.

Poverty stats FEWER German children (though still one out of seven) are living on the basic welfare payments, latest figures by the Federal Employment Agency show.

Family matters AN 88-year-old man from the Bavarian village of Maisach was fined €2,000 for hitting his 65year-old son with a broom.

Art or vandalism? AN urban artist has been fined €12,000 and put on probation for covering the town of Augsburg with graffiti flowers.

Horn theft TWO Britons have been sentenced to jail for stealing horns from stuffed rhino heads in an Offenburg museum.

Folk festival COLOGNE celebrates the Intercultural Week 2012 from September 24 to October 7, with international film displays and culinary servings.

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Junior minister in town BRITAIN’S Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonweath Office, Mark Simmonds, MP, visited Benidorm last weekend. He was on a mission to investigate possible investments for British companies in the town. After a meeting with Paul Rodwell, the British Consul in Alicante, Mayor Agustín Navarro and Councillor Gema Amor, he toured the streets in the Rincon area. Following the Benidorm visit the junior minister repeated the tours in Villajoyosa and Torrevieja where he met with various British associations.

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Good advice for Brits when visiting Benidorm A MEETING on how to assist British nationals in Benidorm was held between the British Consul in Alicante, Paul Rodwell, and the tourist information offices. Benidorm has five tourist information offices which in total deal with 60,000 enquiries from expatriates each year, making them a vital source of help and information. The consul gave a presentation to members of staff explaining what the consulate can do to help and when to contact them. This included what Britons should do if their passport is lost or stolen whilst on holiday and also how they can contact the consulate in an emergency. Consul Rodwell asked the tourist information staff what their top tips would be for Brits coming to Spain. Their feedback was that although it may seem obvious, it is really important to note down which hotel they are staying in before going out as it is very easy to get lost when in a new place. They also said they wanted to encourage Brits not to fall victim to scams.

SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Power of suggestion SWEDEN – A child psychiatrist in Örebro (Central Sweden) was fired after he reportedly sent a traumatised girl to be cured by a medium.

Princess dies

CO-OPERATION: British Consul Paul Rodwell exchanged valuable information with Benidorm’s tourist offices. Tourists should check the exchange rate and commission before changing money and not get involved in illegal betting on the street. Before coming to Benidorm, holidaymakers should check that their credit cards will work outside the UK and also make sure they have travel insurance.

President of HELP International Benidorm, Jan Elders, was also present and given an opportunity to meet the tourist information team and explain the services that HELP offers including volunteer translators, loan of mobility equipment and the hospital visiting scheme at Villajoyosa Hospital.

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NORWAY – Princess Ragnhild of Norway, first child of Crown Prince Olav, has died at the age of 82 at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Police raid DENMARK – More than 100 members of Hells Angels and Bandidos biker gangs were arrested by the police in the eastern isle of Zealand to prevent a violent conflict.


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MORE PLEASE: Barney Clark as Oliver in the 2005 movie Oliver Twist.

Javea festival of Charles Dickens By Benny Davis

Michael Hollington, recognised as one of the leading experts on the life of the great THE resort town of Javea will pay tribute to man. the English author Charles Dickens during a Another feature scheduled for October series of events programmed for October 16 to 20 is the Javea Players studio and November. These will include live production, ‘What the Dickens,’ an evening theatre, films, lectures and workshops of story excerpts and songs woven round organised by the local council in the author and his Dickensian world. Local collaboration with local organisations. schools will be involved, reflecting on some The festival will kick-off on Monday of the great moments from Oliver Twist. Not to be outdone, the Cultural Centre October 1 in the riurau d’Arnauda with an ‘Introduction to Dickens.’ A special will be screening a comprehensive presentation in English by Professor programme of Dickens ‘hit’ movies during the two months. These will include ‘Great Expectations,’ ‘Scrooge’ and ‘Oliver Twist.’ In order to THE sixth Tapas Tasting booked tables and chairs to ensure the life of Dickens is Festival will take place in seat around 1,000 people. enjoyed by as many people the Plaza de la Constitución As in previous years, as possible, the organisers this weekend. Tapas will cost €1.25, but say that all events will be On Saturday September everyone will have the translated into both English 29 and Sunday 30, more chance of sampling a free and Castilian. than 25 bars and one as shops in the Old Full details of the Dickens restaurants will participate Town will be distributing Festival are available from in the event. The 10,000 scratch cards to Javea town hall or any organisers expect a high clients - 500 of which will tourist office in the city, port turnout and have already win the magic free delicacy. or Arenal.

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Health centre closes its doors ALICANTE CITY’S primary health care centre has closed. The centre, located on Calle Portugal, is the last of the city’s old ‘ambulatorios’. It was scheduled to be substituted by a Health Centre, but the regional budget failed to stretch that far. The closure is also a cost-cutting exercise, as the building was rented. The 12,000 people registered there have been transferred to the centre on Calle Gerona, which is due for renovation. Patients are reportedly ‘mostly happy’ with the move to a more modern building, but have already complained about long queues for prescriptions.


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Bigger classes and packed lunches AT the start of the autumn term, Alicante province’s state and state-aided schools have fewer teachers and bigger classes. More than 20,000 pupils lack teachers, claims the Plataforma en Defensa del’Ensenyament, a prostate education group. Some middle schools have 40 pupils per class, rising to 43 in high schools, the platform claims. Secondary schools alone have 360 fewer teachers, according to the group’s calculations. On average, each school has two fewer teachers and a further five vacancies caused by retirement, maternity leave or sickness. Some 12,600 secondary and 7,000 primary pupils are paying the consequences of the Valencia Region’s pared-

BUDGET CUTS: Schools have fewer teachers and children bring their own lunch. down Education budget, the platform said. Parents’ own pareddown budgets mean that more children take a packed lunch to school, a practice that the regional Education department intended to charge for.

Children would use school dining rooms and still need supervision, the authorities argued and this incurred expense. The Department has now backed down and will cover the cost with a daily €1.45 allowance for each

child bringing a packed lunch. It will be left to each school committee to decide whether children can use dining room facilities to eat food brought from home, said Department head Maria Jose Catala.

Winter fiesta is no picnic THE second Easter ‘picnic day’ for Alicante city schools is to be switched to follow All Saints. Traditionally, families go to the countryside on Easter Monday to eat the ‘Mona’; a sugary bun topped with a boiled egg. This is followed a week later by another ‘Mona’ outing in honour of Saint Vincent Ferrer. Alicante City’s Education authorities have decided to eliminate this second Monday from the four local fiesta days allocated annually to schools. During this school year it will instead be substituted by November 2, the day after the All Saints public holiday which this year falls on a Thursday.


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Car-park sneak thief collared A 62-YEAR-OLD Romanian, accused of robbing vehicles at shopping centres and supermarkets, was arrested in Sueca (Valencia). He is believed to head a professional group who target women and the elderly by distracting them as they leave their parked cars. While their attention is elsewhere, an accomplice rifles through the vehicle, taking articles of value. Police began an investigation last May following a wave of official complaints, all reporting identical robberies performed so swiftly they were rarely noticed until later. Enquiries led police to a group of Romanians and the detainee, who has a police record. Further arrests are likely, police sources revealed.

The CAM Bank saga now enters a crucial stage THE CAM Bank case may enter a crucial stage. The High Court has asked for exhaustive documentation in order to root out any irregularities in the issue of bonds, preference shares and subordinated debt. Otherwise, the bank can only be accused of trading these products improperly. Many expatriates who invested their savings in CAM Bank but were unable to recover their money are still seeking a solution. The latest news is that, since CAM is a public bank (unlike BBVA or Santander, for instance) and so official documentation is available for public consultation, the High Court has asked the relevant parties to provide every file containing information about their activities regarding these financial products from 2007 to present. The court opened the investigation process following a request by the National Fraud Authority. It can be considered a small victory for affected customers, who had been asking for a thorough investigation. Now the bank will even have to provide

ONGOING PROTESTS: Affected customers by the CAM case supported by IU left-wing party representatives. leaflets, brochures and internal memos. Attorney Diego de Ramon, representing affected clients, has claimed for civil responsibility not only by CAM, but also by Banco Sabadell (the bank that bought CAM in December 2011) and Banco CAM (the new entity resulting after the governmental bailout). They

want to make sure that compensations are given in case illegalities are found by the court. However, experts do not foresee much chance of this, since the products were sold once the financial crisis had begun. Should the High Court not find any such evidence, claimants will have to appeal to the civil courts.

Italian job dismantled by police operation COLLABORATION between organised crime-fighting units in Spain and Italy has resulted in the arrest of 12 people on drug smuggling charges. One Briton and a Spaniard were amongst the detainees although the majority were found to be Eastern Europeans. This followed an investigation which involved police in Alicante, Murcia, the Balearics, Valencia and Italy. The operation began last February and was triggered by a Guardia Civil investigation of Bulgarian car thieves. This led to the discovery that cars with false bottoms to their fuel tanks were being used to smuggle hashish between Spain and Italy. The case is now in the hands of a Torrevieja court.


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Javea property owners to get IBI reduction Following many readers in Javea questioning whether they would be able to claim refunds of overpaid tax dating back to 2006, Benny Davis puts the question to Deputy Mayor Oscar Anton.

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THE EWN recently published a report officially registered and accepted before from Javea Deputy Mayor Oscar Anton, April 2013.” announcing that as from January 2013, City hall lawyer, Professor Don Juan council tax (IBI) will be reduced by up Queralt, has produced a special claim to 50 per cent. form for public use This windfall for which can either be Javea property owners dropped off at the town was a direct result of a hall, or sent directly to protracted legal battle General Directorate of during which Javea Cadastre of Alicante via town hall challenged e Administration the General Directorate certificate, Calle Reyes, of Land Registry over Catolicos 39, Alicante inflated cadastral 03003. values adopted in 2006 “If you need help at the height of the with the Spanish property boom period, translation, our help against the more desk in Portal del Clot, realistic 1995 Av Amanecer 2, will valuations which is assist you in completing more in line with DEPUTY MAYOR: Oscar Anton. the form,” says Anton. today’s market. “Should you not be While welcoming the able to recover all your good news, many old IBI bills to make the readers questioned whether they would claim, our offices can supply you with be able to claim refunds of overpaid tax these details. dating back to 2006. “We will help you in every way we can “The city has no legal right to claim to recover your overpaid tax. against the General Directorate of “Should the Directorate eventually fail Cadastre on behalf of Javea property to cooperate, and the matter is referred owners; this must remain the to the courts, Javea town council will responsibility of the individuals,” says consider giving legal cover for litigation. Anton. “Just to remind all property owners “However, the council will assist in any that any claims made against the way they can. council and not the land registry will be “The years to claim for are 2006 to dismissed for reasons reported on the 2011 and your claim form must be SUM website.”

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French overtake Brits

University views now worldwide PICTURES of the University of Alicante can now be seen globally on Google’s virtual gallery of universities. The San Vincent campus has been added to Google Street View with 360 degree photographs taken in March when Google’s cameramounted tricycle was pedalled around the university, recording sites and features. The university is delighted that “its magnificent design and rational architectural concept” can now be seen by millions worldwide, according to a spokesperson.

LOYAL TO SPAIN: President Alberto Fabra left no room for talk of an independent Valencia.

Valencian president says no to independence

AS Catalonia flirts ever more openly with independence, its Valencia neighbours show little desire to follow their lead. “Stepping aside or abandoning the ship is not an option here. We all have to pull together and Catalonia has no chances other than committing to Spain and the rest of the Spanish regions, the same way they are asking to be

financed by the government,” Valencia’s Regional President Alberto Fabra said during a recent visit to the University of Elche. “We are part of a larger project and we are aware that only with the effort and commitment of all Spanish regions, will we make it through,” he added. Analysis of regional and municipal elections shows that support for

independence peaked in 2007, with discreet results. In that year the Valencia branch of Catalonia’s leftwing nationalist party, ERC, took 0.58 per cent of the regional poll with 11.186 votes. In the last municipal elections held in 2011, ERC accounted for 0.34 per cent of the poll with 8,748 votes and currently has six councillors throughout the region.

THE three provinces of the Valencian Region were visited by 750,945 foreign tourists in August. Although this is 0.9 per cent more than in August 2011 it indicates a slowdown in the modest growth of recent months, according to the Ministry of Industry. The number of French tourists visiting the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellon during August helped to swell last month’s figures, offsetting a reduced number of Britons. A total of 3.75 million foreign tourists visited the Valencian Community between January and the end of August, 0.8 per cent less than during the same period in 2011.


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Spaniards abandon big cities for country life in search for jobs By Benny Davis THERE is a new movement within Spain that sociologists have dubbed ‘Rurbanismo’. This term describes the reverse migration from city to country that has stemmed a generations-old trend that has long been the usual pattern in most advanced industrial economies, according to a study by Professor Carles Feixa of the University of Lleida. Although the movement has been steadily building for some time, it has been accelerated by Spain’s economic crisis, breathing new life and

VILLANUEVA: A street at night in the village to the west of Madrid. entrepreneurship into some nearly abandoned areas. ‘Rurbanismo’ started before the crisis.

The internet has made it possible to work anywhere. The crisis is making it even more attractive.

A chemist by training, Silvia Barcenilla searched for a job in Madrid for nearly a year.

In March she tried a different approach, moving to the village of Villanueva de la Vera, a two-and-ahalf-hour drive to the west. Within two months, she was working for the Hospedería del Silencio resort, which runs yoga courses. Her two-bedroom apartment costs €200 a month, a fraction of what it would cost in Madrid. Last October, a group of 15 performers set up the Toribio Circus Company in what was Villanueva’s dancing hall, renting a 2,100-square-foot space that had been closed for 22 years for €100 a month.

771 serving sentences in Spanish jails for driving offences AT the end of 2011 there were 771 prisoners in Spanish jails, serving sentences for driving offences. The majority - 258 - were guilty of driving without a licence or continuing

to drive after having lost all the points on their licence. This is half the total for 2010, now that sentences for this offence can be substituted by community service

orders. A further 202 had driven under the influence of drugs or alcohol while 183 were convicted for dangerous driving.

On the other hand, economic necessity is certainly not the only reason Spaniards are moving to the country. A community of artists in Villanueva – from graphic designers to musicians and sculptors – found their ‘Shangri-La’ by renovating abandoned farm buildings into trendy studios and apartments. Other new migrants are returning to the villages where they grew up or where earlier generations of their family lived, sometimes taking over property that was empty or used only for vacations. Fifty years ago, a child born in a Spanish village was expected to move eventually to the big city. Maybe ‘Rurbanismo’ will help rejuvenate some of the more depressed areas and create awareness that ‘Shangri-La’ is on your own doorstep.

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Barajas mechanics cleared A MADRID court cleared two mechanics facing criminal charges over the Barajas air disaster in 2008. The pilots were responsible for the Spanair crash in which 154 people died and 18 were seriously injured, a tribunal ruled last week. The aircraft stalled because they omitted to check wing flaps and slats were deployed, judges found. Although the warning system failed to activate, there was no proof this was the fault of the mechanics. However, families and relatives can seek compensation through the civil courts, the court said.

Fight on to get supermarket leftover food for the needy SUPERMARKETS dump 50,000 tons of unsold fresh food – enough to feed 43,000 families - each year.

This could be used by charities and social dining rooms. But sadly they do not have the infrastructure to meet health

regulations that stipulate food must be picked up in refrigerated vans and kept in cold storage, FESBAL, the national food banks’

And this little pig ate ... FEWER farmers will be turning their pigs loose to fatten on acorns for Iberico ham this October. Acorns are only just falling and must be supplemented by grain until there are sufficient for the pigs. Feed is more expensive but live animals fetched around €2 per kilo in 2011 and farmers expect less this year. Iberico ham can sell at €75 a kilo and there is money to be made, “but not for us”, farmers say.

EATING ACORNS: Fewer pigs will be eating acorns this year.

association has said. But now FESBAL plans to meet Health Minister Ana Mato in the hope of persuading her to relax rules regarding fresh food. Some supermarkets in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao bypass the problem by packing produce in bags at the end of the day. They then allow volunteers to pass through the checkout without paying. Needy families can also pick up supermarkets’ discarded food when it is put out at night. More people would benefit if oil, tinned or fried food was also available. But although 357,000 tons are annually thrown away, these seldom reach charities. As non-perishables, there is no immediacy in disposing of them but they require storage and entail the risk that others could eventually profit




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Vicente Pedrero (left) presenting the plaque to branch member, Ken Bruton.

Tribute to Labour International By Benny Davis GERONIMO PINET owns Casa Pinet, a restaurant high up in the village of Taberna. He is also a staunch Republican and when the Costa Blanca branch of Labour International booked his restaurant for lunch, he added a rather special surprise item to the menu – Vicente Pedrero. Knowing that Labour International Spanish Civil War sympathies have always been

dedicated to the Republican cause and the role of the International Brigades, he invited Madrid based, Snr. Pedrero, representative of the Forum for the Historical Memory of Spain to present the branch with a special plaque and an inscribed Spanish Republican flag. The next meeting will be at the Ancora Tennis Club in Javea on Tuesday October 9 at 2.30 pm. Labour supporters welcome.

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BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1977 9:00pm Horizon Series exploring topical scientific issues. 10:00pm Room at the Top 11:00pm The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank 12:00am Lilyhammer 12:45am Let's Have a Party! The Piano Genius of Mrs Mills 1:45am Only Connect 2:15am Health Before the NHS 3:15am Top of the Pops: 1977 3:45am Room at the Top

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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 asks: Is taking drugs always bad for the soul? 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm The Audience 11:00pm Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial

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Healthy Spain slips down the save children listings

SLIPPING: Spain has gone from 12th to 20th position out of 171 countries.

SPAIN is slipping down the global Save the Children Survival map. It is now in twentieth position, slipping down from twelfth. With an infant mortality rate of five per 1,000 children, Spain is still near the top of the list, but losing places as conditions improve in other countries worldwide. Spain could reduce the widening gap with better investment in mother-and-child health

and education, Eduardo Gonzalez, president of Save the Children Spain suggested when this year’s rankings was presented during the Save the Children awards in Madrid earlier this month. The best and worst countries for children’s survival are evaluated on infant mortality, maternal care, availability of drinking water, the percentage of underweight children and education.

Spanish gamble that’s on the house A LOTTERY that offers a house or apartment as first prize is about to be launched in Spain. The raffle is the brainchild of Leonard Simpatico, a French businessman with 25 years’ experience. The scheme is

already operating in France, where last December a 23-year-old woman won a house worth €264,000. Participants can buy up to five €10 tickets and the raffle is held once the cost of the property, legal costs

and expenses involved has been covered. The draw is carried out by a legal official with the winner immediately becoming the property’s new owner, with no further outlay.

Iceland, where practically all children are in good health and receive schooling, tops the list of 171 countries surveyed. The worst is Somalia where one in six children dies before the age of five, where 32 per cent die of malnutrition and 70 per cent from lack of drinking water. Among those receiving a Save the Children award was Vicente del Bosque, manager of Spain’s football team, although he was unable to be present. Not only a national hero, Del Bosque is ambassador to the Down’s Syndrome Foundation and also collaborates with children’s NonGovernment Organisations.

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Stat of week Cement sales fell 34.25 per cent to 9.56 million tons between January and September. Consumption for 2012 is estimated at 14 million tons, the lowest since 1964.


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Wage deals for bosses lead way BOSSES’ pay packets continue to rise faster than workers’ salaries. But the days of fat-cat wage rises are clearly over, with an average 2.4 per cent increase for management this year. The average salary for employees meanwhile has risen 2.2 per cent this year, compared with 2.5 per cent in 2011. With the indicated rises - following a survey of 300 firms - likely to be lower

than this year’s estimated inflation, it demonstrates all employees have lost purchasing power, claimed Rafael Barrilero of investment consultants, Mercer. The good news, according to Barrilero, is that with inflation higher than salary increases, Spain is responding positively to international organisations’ calls for greater productivity. “Now no-one can give us lessons,” Barrilero said. In the European Union only Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Switzerland have registered lower salary increases than Spain’s. Spanish companies are also tying incentives to results, he said. If their A SPANISH architect has designed a museum in Kabul to forecasts are met, they showcase a collection of centuries-old Afghan treasures. can then provide higher America has committed $5 million to the project. performance bonuses without committing to higher wages, he said. AUGUST online sales in the UK recorded their Salary increases will worst monthly performance in nearly five years, continue to be modest tarnished by people watching the Olympics on next year with rises of television instead of shopping on the internet. around 2 per cent, Barrilero believes and, again, will not be pegged to inflation. MORE millionaires live in the Asia Pacific region than The number of North America for the first time, with 3.37 million high net companies applying a worth individuals in 2011, compared to 3.35m in the US. wage freeze would drop from the current 16 per cent of the total to 5 per cent, Barrilero said. A WASHINGTON DC restaurant is selling hamburgers He also predicted that named after President Obama, Vice President Biden, it will take until next year Republican challenger Romney and his running mate for the PP’s labour Paul Ryan. reforms to be reflected in national statistics.


Spanish design is tops

Olympics tarnish sales

Now richer than America

Election-named burgers

Mortgage fear for 120,000

HOMELY SURROUNDS: But mortgage payment concerns ongoing.

AN ESTIMATED 120,000 families in Spain are expected to stop paying their mortgages over the next two years. Many banks that lent money to families now in difficulties have received – or will get – public money, pointed out the ANPB, an agency that advises on bank products. The government should oblige nationalised banks to help borrowers by refinancing their loans, the agency claimed. “Paradoxically, families with financial problems are also contributing with taxes towards the bank rescue,” said a spokesman. “On the other hand, all they get from the banks are demands for prompt payment.” It is ‘incomprehensible’ that rescued banks do not respond with more understanding and flexibility towards these families, the agency said.



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MEN generally dislike supermarket shopping the world over. But now a New York supermarket has created what is thought to be a global first with an aisle specially for men. Selling beer, razors, condoms and other male items, it remains to be seen if the US launch takes on elsewhere, including Spain.



Was community legally set up without full vote or agenda?


IN the book You and the Law in Spain, I believe you state that a unanimous vote is necessary when a community is set up in order to make it

legal. At our meeting the ‘self-elected’ president cast a number of proxy votes from other owners. In fact, only 13 votes were cast out of a total of 20 properties. No agenda was set, but the decision was taken to set the community charges based on the number of square metres of each You and the property. I have the largest plot Law in Spain and therefore pay the most By David Searl - over €900 - and I have been unsuccessful in trying to get this changed. I have two questions: 1. Has the community been set up legally? 2. Is it possible to opt out of the community and perhaps pay a 1/20th portion of the electricity bill for the street lighting? P A (Costa Blanca)


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Bristol hopes to cash in on currency BRISTOL has launched its own currency in an attempt to turn around the fortunes of city retailers by boosting the local economy.


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FINANCIAL workers saw bonuses fall to averages of £12,000 (€15,000) last year, a drop of about 11 per cent

(€8.94bn) to import costs as domestic supplies dwindle.

THE nation’s largest spy service unveiled an online security competition open to all Britons to identify future espionage recruits and raise awareness of cyber attacks.




HOUSE prices outside London will not rise for at least another year as unemployment stays high and bank lending conditions remain restrictive, a poll has forecast.

BP closed a Norwegian oil and gas field six days after a potentially dangerous leak forced an emergency initial brief shutdown of the facility


NATURAL gas imports will surpass domestic North Sea production by 2015 and add more than $11 billion


Costly throw A NEW ZEALAND man threw away a winning lottery ticket worth $22.5 million (€17.3m) after reading the wrong results and thinking it was useless.


I cannot be sure without more information whether your community is legal or not. A fully legal community has a set of statutes that are the constitution. These are registered in a special section of the Property Registry, as the community itself owns property, including the streets, gardens, drains, lifts and other elements. These statutes also give each owner’s ‘cuota’, i.e. share of the expenses. A community is ruled by Horizontal Law and may also have its own particular statutes. Further, the cuotas of a community are almost always based on the size of the properties. Most new communities are set up and registered by the developer, so a unanimous vote is not the only way. Even if your community does not meet these requirements, a court will allow it to act as a legal body. They will regard the dubious voting procedures and failure to register only as ‘irregularities’ that should be remedied. This means that you cannot opt out. If you do so, the community can go to court to force you to participate. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. or call 952 667 090.

Swallow this SHOPPING SPREE: But many young now make a point of trying to save.

Squeeze sees young put extra in savings IN the ongoing hard times - perhaps somewhat surprisingly - 35 per cent of UK residents aged 18-24 have increased the amount they save. Although overall the economic downturn has seen 20 per cent British increase the amount they save, almost twice as many among the young group put something by for the future. Additionally since the recession hit globally, attitude to debt has drastically changed, with as many as 70 per cent of UK consumers saying they try not to borrow or use credit. Meanwhile, more than 40 per cent have actively taken steps to reduce their debts, rising to more than half in the 35-44 age bracket. In addition, three-quarters of all people in the UK say that they are keeping a closer eye on their finances, showing just how many of today’s consumers want to be as prudent and

financially savvy as possible. Latest research by Mintel, a consumer and research company with offices in London and throughout the world, also shows that most people in the UK see themselves as responsible users of credit, with 68 per cent claiming to use credit prudently. Deborah Osguthorpe, Head of UK Financial Services Research for Mintel, said: “This latest research highlights a significant shift in the nation’s attitude towards credit, and a shift in generational attitudes. “While previous years saw credit easy to come by with less stigma attached to borrowing, growing up in a legacy of economic crisis has forced a new generation to reassess and reevaluate their attitude towards debt.” Credit cards are the most common type of unsecured debt held with 43 per cent of Britons having one. Mortgage (29 per cent), Current Account Overdraft Facility (24 per GOLD BARS and coins valued at $7m cent), Store Card (11 per (€5.69m) were discovered at the home cent) and Unsecured of a man who neighbours believed died Personal Loan (11 per in poverty in Nevada, US. cent) make up the remaining top five.

A rich but deadly find

A CHINAMAN accused of swallowing a diamond worth $13,600 at a Sri Lankan jewellery show ingested a fake stone in a bluff to allow the real thief to escape.

Fatal tipple SLOVAKIA banned the import and sale of Czech spirits after 22 people died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum.

Porn recall A US movie studio is recalling pornographic DVDs with titles and packaging mimicking Ben & Jerry’s ice cream after the company sued for trademark infringe-ment.

Dylan museum A BOB DYLAN fan who bought the singer’s childhood US home in Minnesota on ebay for $82,000 (€65,600) will open it as a museum following renovations.

Tasty trial FAST-FOOD chain McDonald’s plans to add McNoodle Asian noodle boxes to its menu for a two to three month trial, but only in Austria.

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Costa Blanca North EARLIER in the year I reported on the Spanish tax ‘amnesty’ and as we get closer to the deadline of 30th November, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide a recap of the main points. Many other countries have benefited from disclosure facilities and the Spanish government is hoping to recoup a sizeable amount of unpaid tax from this initiative. The ‘Voluntary Disclosure Procedure’ (the official name) forms part of government efforts to increase tax revenue, along with the higher taxes and a strengthening crackdown on tax evasion and fraud. It is available to individuals and companies, whether resident or non-resident, who own assets which were acquired using undeclared income. This is provided they are the legal owners and no tax review or investigation process has already been initiated against them. The taxpayer must have acquired the assets before 31st December 2010 and still own them at 30th March 2012. The amnesty only covers income tax, non-residents’ income tax, and corporation tax. There is no mention of wealth tax, inheritance and gift tax, VAT, transfer tax and municipal taxes. If you live in Spain or own property here, it is important to understand what the tax rules are and ensure you are paying tax correctly and only using approved tax planning arrangements. Professional advice from a firm


Spain’s Tax Amnesty Available Until 30th November like Blevins Franks which specialises in tax and wealth management for British expatriates will be invaluable. Anyone opting to use this amnesty to regularise undeclared assets must submit a special return (Form 750) by 30th November 2012. They have to detail all their undeclared assets and income, and pay a one-off tax liability at the same time. There are no provisions for deferring payment or instalments. The tax liability is 10% of the undeclared assets – it does not apply to undeclared income, but to the value of the assets connected to or acquired with the undeclared income. As a general rule, the value to be declared is the acquisition cost of the asset (or the acquisition value corresponding to the undeclared income if the asset cost more). In the case of bank accounts, the value to be reported is the amount on deposit at 31st December 2010. The cash needs to be deposited into an account in Spain or another EU country before Form 750 is filed. This will ensure that going forward Spain receives the full amount of tax due. Submitting Form 750 and paying the 10% tax regularises the undeclared income for income tax, corporation and nonresident income tax purposes. All

l by Bill Blevins, Financia Correspondent, Blevins Franks

tax on the undeclared income will be treated as having been paid. The owner is also exonerated from penalties, surcharges and interest on the overdue tax. There is however a question mark over whether the amnesty really does provide protection against tax fraud as a criminal offence and money laundering crimes. In Spain tax evasion is a criminal offence when the undeclared tax exceeds €120,000 a year. A special unit of the Spanish tax authorities has been set up to deal with the applications on a confidential basis. The amnesty is confidential in the sense that the tax authorities are not obliged to report information received through the facility to the courts or public prospector in the event of any criminal liability. However, anyone submitting Form 750 cannot do so anonymously, they must reveal their name to the tax authorities.

Spain already had a standard procedure for voluntary disclosure in place, which remains available. The amnesty does not preclude the taxpayer from making a voluntary disclosure under this standard procedure, so he can choose which method to use to regularise his tax affairs. The amnesty may or may not be more favourable, depending on the particular case. The taxpayer may also believe that the standard procedure provides more certainty. Either way, if you are resident in Spain or own Spanish property you should have been paying the full amount of tax due each year as per Spanish tax law. Ignorance is not an excuse. Anyone who has not been declaring their offshore income and assets needs to make a full disclosure and regularise their affairs moving forward. The Spanish government is cracking down on tax evasion and has expressly stated that it will implement tougher legislation against non-compliant taxpayers after the amnesty. A proposed anti-fraud law is expected to come into force which will increase penalties for tax fraud. One proposed measure that

would affect most expatriates in Spain is a new reporting requirement for offshore assets, with hefty penalties for noncompliance. No-one likes paying more tax than they have to, particularly with today’s higher taxes, but you should only ever use arrangements which are approved and compliant in Spain. There are legitimate opportunities available which could lower your income, savings, wealth and succession tax liabilities, depending on your situation. Speak to a wealth management firm like Blevins Franks which has decades of experience advising British expatriates in Spain on both their local and UK tax planning. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual must take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website




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Horse lover looks to expand rescue centres across Spain Saving horses’ lives and educating youngsters to help eradicate animal mistreatment are top priorities for Sue Weeding. Gemma Quinn reports. You are co-founder of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales. How did it start? Within three months of moving into our finca we had acquired two horses left after their owner had died. Then in October 2008 we were alerted to Luceiro who had lost an eye and was left in a semi-dark stable with just enough food pushed through the bars for nearly a year. We saved him from the butcher’s knife and the centre was created! How many horses have you rescued? Fifty-nine, but we have re-homed many more, plus numerous dogs,

cats, rabbits and also pigs! How does the rescue centre survive? We rely on donations and the dedication of around 60 volunteers fundraising and working in our five charity shops opened on the Costa Blanca in the last year. Now we plan to branch out across Spain. Any other expansions? We are in the process of opening our second centre which will focus more on education and training as the only centre in Spain to offer BHS qualifications, the highest globally recognised. Also next month we will lobby parliament over animal care and treatment laws.

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Vital Statistics • Originally from: Suffolk, UK • Lives: Rojales, Costa Blanca • Age: 56 • Status: Married • Hobbies: No time with all the horses! • Best thing about Spain: Positive changes in animal welfare attitudes • Worst: Flies • Most like to meet: A rich investor! For more information


THREE men defied their captors in the besieged Spanish parliament during the 1981 attempted coup. They were Communist Santiago Carillo, Adolfo Suarez and Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, an army general committed to democracy. Following Carillo’s recent death, aged 97, King Juan Carlos said he was ‘fundamental’ to democracy. But so too was consensus amongst radically different factions. Today’s crisis-ridden politicians should take note.

Still speaking out ESPERANZA AGUIRRE, President of the Madrid region, has resigned for reasons valid to a woman of 60 operated on for cancer last year. She did, however, hint that she would continue to state her views publicly. Famed for her bluntness, Aguirre is no fan of Rajoy’s and her antipathy towards




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Ban fire danger! Chinese lanterns a scary hazard

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SOMEONE released 30 Chinese lanterns from the vicinity of Fuengirola’s castle. These were carried by the wind inland. They are powered by a naked flame and sometimes when they land they are still burning. In many parts of the world they are forbidden including Brazil, Austria, Australia and most of Germany. It beggars belief that after the worst forest fires in decades which caused tragedy, misery and hardship for so many people, not forgetting the extreme danger to all of the firefighters who do their utmost to protect us all, that someone could be so irresponsible. Surely these flaming lanterns should be prohibited before they start a fire. Tony Hadland, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Down to skills WHILE there is high unemployment in Spain and people these days have less of a chance of finding work ( Issue 1420), many employers are still finding it hard to fill positions. It all boils down to skill sets. The number one requirement is often languages. As such, it is vital that this is given priority in schools so that Spanish children are fluent in English and expats living in Spain are fluent in Spanish. A third language would also be beneficial. Likewise, these days it would seem best to make a return to apprenticeship style learning practices for those who cannot afford to go to university. J H, Calvia (Mallorca)

Looking good THE outlook for Javea’s promenade is looking brighter for good reason. The promenade itself comes under the control of the authorities in Valencia. Under a central government scheme, money has at last been allocated to brighten this key local feature; this despite many years of Javea pleading for this work to be undertaken. So it is Valencia which has agreed that this work can now be done, in an effort to maintain

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LIFE AFLOAT: A photo of a handsome male white-headed duck I took at the lake near Vera.


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Javea’s vital tourist industry. The local council has done a good job in this, as with so much else in the last year or so, to make sure the necessary work would be undertaken AFTER this summer’s peak tourist season. Yes, there is much else that still needs to be done but, with limited resources, the local council is reckoned to be doing a very good job. Tim Ladd, Javea (Alicante)

Chilly thought IN regards to the Winter Fuel Allowance and R G Waugh’s comments ( Issue 1420 ) that expats in Spain should receive it. If expats in Spain get this allowance, then people in Scotland should all get an all-year-round heating allowance as we need the heating on even in the summer. Jim Watson, Kilmarnock (Scotland)

Dubbing down IN response to Richard McBride’s comments on dubbing on TV (Issue 1419).

While less dubbing would increase English language ability, many Spanish have less education than the rest of the European Union. This is especially the case for the over 50s, some of whom have problems reading and writing. These people would not have enough time to read the subtitled text before the next lines pop up on the screen. Jack Warner, London/Almeria

Smoke signals IN regards to Spain relaxing antismoking laws for EuroVegas casino (Nicolas Romero, Letters, Issue 1420). It would only be unfair if it was the only casino where smoking is allowed. If the rule is changed to allow smoking in all casinos, this could only be beneficial for business. Look at Singapore where smoking is banned in most enclosed places, with the exception of in the two casinos which opened two years ago. However, I would suggest having a requirement attached to smoking being allowed in these establishments in Spain - a sectioned area with separate airconditioning. L Burke, Benidorm (Alicante)

Fuel for thought THERE appears to be a developing problem of contamination of fuel, both diesel and petrol.

Costa Blanca North In my case within one kilometre of filling the tank with petrol, warning lights came on and the engine became ‘lumpy’ and started ‘missing’. Speaking to a local mechanic he said he had four cases of what appeared to be contaminated fuel in one week. And at the garage where my car has gone for repair the mechanic stated that fuel problems were common in the Albox area. Fuel contamination can cause serious damage including engine seizure and major expense. I suggest motorists only purchase fuel from reputable suppliers and garages that they know. It is almost impossible to prove a case against a particular garage unless the Guardia Civil check the tanks of the supplier. Arthur White, Velez Rubio (Almeria)

Golden rule TRUE believers shouldn’t kill ‘in the Name of God’. However, history repeats itself ad infinitum in its contradictions regarding human applications to religious tenets to the point where ‘blasphemy’ is now considered by some zealots to be more heinous than ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’. All religions and their respective ‘churches’ are organisations and structures made by human beings, with their intrinsic defects and failings. Personally, and I am agnostic, I prefer The Golden Rule, which almost never fails - unless you’re a masochist! - ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. This simple rule automatically eliminates ‘problems’ regarding customs, gender, race, nationalities, sexual preferences (Gay Rights), etc. It is not difficult to apply and practise. Richard McBride, Benidorm (Alicante)

Lifestyle hope IN response to Mr Mullin’s letter ‘Night Discord’ ( Issue 1419 ) I wonder how he would like to live above a bar open 20 hours a day, seven days a week. Any ‘discreet word’ is met with aggressiveness so when I ring the police after the bar flaunts the regulations, yet again, I do not think of myself as a ‘grass’ but as a homeowner trying to make my life a little more bearable. Raymond Langhorn, Vera (Almeria)

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human life. The reason for life is life itself and we will continue our awesome journey until the created once again evolves to become the creator. Spiritualists believe that to achieve this, we have to endure every human experience. This can take as many as 800 lives. So ya see, at some time or another, we’ll all be everybody else! When you look at our physical manifestation from this angle, there is only one lesson that is truly worth the learning. The lesson is how to love your neighbour. Hatred is a totally negative and utter waste of time – as is suicide. Time and love are our most precious gifts. When we are in our ethereal state, Spiritualists believe it is pure love that binds our souls together. We experience a much diluted form of this when we fall in love with each other during our physical existence. And you know how wonderful even that tiny dose can make you feel. Can you imagine how awesome love must be in its purest form? Sure beats unlimited virgins! It’s all a game, lighten up. Enjoy. Keep the Faith Love Leapy




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AS ever Leapy, you’re spot on again about the PC way everyone has to pussyfoot around (Issue 1420). Let’s get our lads and lasses out of the Middle East NOW! We will achieve nothing; they are not ready to be westernised or be part of the world ‘brotherhood’! Alan Meyern, Murcia



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7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Abby’s Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Celebrity Wedding Planner 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

4:10pm Countdown Special 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 9:00pm Baggage 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

4:05pm The Incident Award-winning courtroom drama set in World War II Colorado. A small town lawyer is hired to defend a German POW who has been charged with the murder of the local doctor. The attorney reluctantly accepts the case, but he faces powerful opposition that is covering up more than murder. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Heroes of the Skies Dramatised documentary series re-creating the most heroic airborne combat missions in history. 9:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 10:00pm Being Liverpool 11:00pm True Crime Thriller. Aging investigative reporter Steve Everett is given an unusual assignment - the final interview with condemned murderer Frank Beechum. During his research, he finds several discrepancies in the evidence, and a visit to death row only confirms his suspicions that Beechum is innocent.

With Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander

4.00pm - midnight 4:05pm Horrible Histories 4:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:55pm Léon 5:00pm Alesha’s Street Dance Stars 5:30pm Blue Peter 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show Chris Evans and Alex Jones present the stories that matter from across the country. 8:30pm Cash Britain 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Miranda 10:00pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow 10:30pm Mrs. Brown’s Boys 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Would I Lie to You?


12:05am Come Fly with Me 12:35am The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 12:45am EastEnders Omnibus 2:35am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:40am Hairy Bikers’ Bake-ation 3:40am Question Time 4:40am Rip Off Britain 5:25am BBC News


12:05am Later... with Jools Holland 1:00am Golf 3:05am BBC News 5:25am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC’s Teletext service.


8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 8:15pm Doctor Who 9:00pm Be Your Own Boss 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News Extra 10:45pm Live at the Apollo 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Cuckoo 12:30am Chris Ramsey's Comedy Fringe 1:00am Family Guy 1:50am American Dad! 2:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:00am Russell Howard's Good News Extra 3:45am Cuckoo 4:15am Chris Ramsey's Comedy Fringe


8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Leeds International Piano Competition 2012 9:30pm Sounds of the 70s 10:00pm George Harrison: Living in the Material World 11:35pm George Harrison: Living in the Material World 1:30am ... Sings the Beatles 2:30am Guitar Heroes at the BBC 3:30am Gershwin’s Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World

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With Daniel Craig & Olga Kurylenko

1:30am The Store 3:40am A Clockwork Orange

12:10am Rude Tube 1:10am Friday Night Dinner 1:45am Celebrity Bedlam 2:10am Random Acts 2:15am The Big Bang Theory 2:40am My Name is Earl 3:05am My Name is Earl 3:25am Napoleon Dynamite 3:50am Allen Gregory 4:15am St. Elsewhere 5:00am Deal or No Deal 5:55am Countdown

1:20am Super Casino 5:00am Motorsport Mundial 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

Satellite channels



Let’s keep it simple!


SKY1 5:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 6:30am Airline 7:00am A Year to Save My Life USA 8:00am Modern Family 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Stargate SG-1 2:00pm Stargate SG-1 3:00pm The Middle 3:30pm The Middle 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Spy 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm Moone Boy 11:00pm Walking and Talking 11:30pm A League of Their Own 12:00am An Idiot Abroad 1:00am Moone Boy 1:30am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Cop Squad 3:55am Street Crime UK 4:20am Street Crime UK 4:50am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime


12:20am Stan Helsing 2:00am The Royal Tenenbaums 4:00am Jimmy Hollywood

Retribution Special 3:50am Déjà Vu


SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:35am Serious Moonlight 6:05am Prom 7:55am Intersection 9:40am Africa United 11:15am Burlesque 1:20pm Our Family Wedding 3:10pm Love and Other Drugs 5:10pm Chalet Girl 6:55pm Burlesque 9:00pm Love and Other Drugs 11:00pm Chalet Girl

6:00am Elmer Gantry 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:35am The High Chaparral 10:35am Patton 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm A Thunder of Drums 5:55pm Guns for San Sebastian 8:00pm Catlow 10:00pm Enter the Dragon 11:55pm Boogie Nights 2:55am Enter the Dragon

12:40am Sidewalks of New York 2:30am An Invisible Sign 4:10am The Lamp 5:50am Listen to Your Heart

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am Small Soldiers 7:35am Shanghai Knights 9:35am Superman 2 11:50am Green Lantern 1:50pm Captain America 35mm Special 2:10pm Resident Evil: Apocalypse 3:55pm Resident Evil: Afterlife

5:45am Dunston Checks In 7:15am Analyze That 9:00am Broadcast News 11:15am Ice Age 12:45pm Father of the Bride 2:35pm Due Date

5:40pm Sucker Punch Special 6:00pm Shanghai Knights 8:00pm The Eagle 10:00pm Green Lantern

4:15pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 5:55pm Ice Age 7:20pm Analyze That 9:00pm Due Date 10:40pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

12:00am Resident Evil: Apocalypse 1:45am Resident Evil: Afterlife 3:30am Resident Evil:



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ARDLY a week goes by without some B & B owner suing TripAdvisor, the travel website, for ‘malicious’ and ‘fake’ reviews about his business. Now, with regard to TripAdvisor, I only go there for one thing – no, not that! – and generally find it. I’ve regularly contributed and, am happy to say, have rarely had to comment, but if I do, I make sure it’s valid and constructive. If I want to know about a hotel, I’ll read the comments and if there are the odd moaners, I’ve learnt to disregard them as they are the type of people, usually, who will moan about anything and nothing. (You can usually spot them, anyway, because their comments are about 1,000 words long and full of capital letters and exclamation marks.) As a result, I’ve rarely been disappointed. In fact, I questioned one hotelier about a particularly scathing moan – it was from a woman about the ‘dirty’ shades of paint on her bedroom wall. “Too grey, too gloomy, too funereal.” Which reminds me of a lovely hotel I once stayed in. Obliging staff, great location

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

HOTEL ROOMS: The reviews on TripAdvisor are usually more accurate than the opinion of some TV celebrity. in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Noticed on TripAdvisor it had been slated for having a city view from the bedroom window. What the **** do you expect from a city-centre hotel? Rolling plains and herds of wildebeest? Or to adapt Basil Fawlty to deaf guest Mrs Richards, Australia’s coral reefs or Niagara Falls? Clearly, TripAdvisor isn’t infallible, but it’s usually more accurate than the opinion of some TV celebrity who’s been

given VIP treatment by the hotel/tour operator who paid for his trip. For instance, I recently read a review by a TV presenter - I won’t embarrass him by naming him - of a hotel I know really well where he claimed there were only twin beds – categorically no doubles. Totally inaccurate! Just a slip up but,

nonetheless, an example where wrong information was published. But if you’re being paid by a hotel group to review one hotel in its portfolio and you wouldn’t say no to reviewing another, are you going to include warts and all? No, me neither! You’ll conveniently gloss over that skyscraper hotel being constructed next

door and puff up the excellent, personal service you received as a ‘celebrity’.

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

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5:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen 12:30pm Nigelissima 1:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 1:05pm Regional News All the latest local news. 1:10pm Weather The latest weather information. 1:15pm Football Focus A look ahead to this weekends football action with interviews, expert opinions and highlights. 2:00pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 3:00pm Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 4:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.

12:40am The Football League Show Highlights from the day's Football League games. 1:50am Point Blank 3:20am Weatherview 3:25am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Live at the Apollo 10:30pm Live at the Apollo 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News Extra 11:45pm Family Guy 12:10am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 1:15am The Revolution Will be Televised 1:45am Bad Education 2:15am Bad Education 3:15am Be Your Own Boss 4:15am Russell Howard's Good News Extra


5:25am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Zigby 7:10am Louie 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Dipdap 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Project Parent 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am Trapped: Ever After 10:00am 12 Again 10:30am Sorry, I’ve Got No Head Children’s comedy sketch show. 11:00am Cop School 11:30am Diddy Movies 11:45am MOTD Kickabout 12:00pm Golf 2:00pm The Swam


4.00pm - midnight 5:00pm Final Score 6:25pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 6:35pm Regional News All the latest local news. 6:40pm A Question of Sport 7:20pm Total Wipeout 8:20pm Doctor Who Science fiction series about the adventures of an alien time-traveller, known as The Doctor. 9:05pm The National Lottery: Secret Fortune High-tension game show. 10:00pm Casualty 10:50pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:05pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:10pm Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action.

27 September - 3 October 2012

5:10pm Mr Bean’s Holiday

With Rowan Atkinson 4:30pm Triplecross Greed, passion and crime are at the centre of this action thriller. 6:30pm Wartime Farm 7:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 8:30pm Dad’s Army 9:00pm Real Servants 10:00pm QI XL 10:45pm The Thick of It Comedy series set behind the closed doors of government. 11:15pm The Clintons

12:15am Top of the Pops 1:00am Golf All the action from the latest Golfing events. 3:00am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4 8:00pm Human Planet 9:00pm Horizon Series exploring topical scientific issues. 10:00pm David Suchet: Poirot and Me 11:50pm The Story Of... Light Entertainment, All Round Entertainers. 1:20am Top of the Pops: 1977 1:50am Love and Marriage 2:50am Human Planet 3:50am Horizon

Channel 4

Channel 5

6:00am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm The X Factor 1:50pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm You’ve Been Framed! 2:20pm All Star Family Fortunes 3:05pm Any Which Way You Can

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am Fford Silverstone 8:00am FIM World Superbikes 8:30am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:55am The Morning Line Turf tips and news from the Channel 4 Racing team. 9:50am Real Stories 10:55am Itunes Festival 2012 11:25am New Girl 11:55am Revenge 12:50pm Suburgatory Mr Wolfe asks Tessa to show new student Josh around the school. 1:20pm The Big Bang Theory 1:50pm The Big Bang Theory 2:15pm The Simpsons 2:50pm Channel 4 Racing

7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am Toby's Travelling Circus 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:15pm Looney Tunes 12:25pm How Do They Do It? 12:45pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 12:55 Battle of the Bulge 3:50pm Maverick

5:10pm Mr Bean’s Holiday 6:45pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:15pm You’ve Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 7:45pm Fool Britannia 8:15pm Red or Black? 9:00pm The X Factor 10:50pm Red or Black? 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

4:55pm Come Dine with Me 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:55pm Come Dine with Me 7:25pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:55pm 8:00pm Baggage 9:00pm Comedy World Cup 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live

6:10pm 5 News Weekend 6:15pm North Sea Hijack 8:15pm The Wild Geese 10:50pm CSI: Miami US drama series focusing on the work of the Miami forensics department. 11:45pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas.




Gambler Bret Maverick is trying to raise the necessary stake to enter a championship poker game. He is joined by a wily adventuress who is also headed for the championship, but the pair must overcome a series of obstacles before they get to the game's riverboat venue.

12:35am ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 12:50am Take Me Out 2:00am The Store 4:00am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program. 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster & James Garner

12:05am Silver 2:25am Kaminey: The Scoundrels 4:45 Amelia and Michael 4:55am Hollyoaks Omnibus Doug makes a life-changing decision regarding Ste's history with Brendan.

12:40am Forensic Files 1:10am Super Casino 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am Divine Designs 5:50am County Secrets.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 6:30am Airline 7:00am Safebreakers 8:00am The 10th Kingdon 9:00am The People's Rainforest 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm A League of Their Own 5:00pm The Middle 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Terra Nova 8:00pm Futurama 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

2:15am Knucklehead 4:00am Wild Cherry 5:30am Father of the Bride II

Something Borrowed 11:00pm Life as We Know it


1:00am Baby, It’s You 2:55am Going the Distance 4:45am Toy Story 3 Family Show Special 5:15am Stepping Out

5:50am Listen to Your Heart 7:35am The Age of Innocence 9:55am Casino Jack 11:45am Something Borrowed 1:40pm Life as We Know it 3:35pm Sweet Home Alabama 5:30pm Mean Girls 2 7:10pm That Thing You Do! 9:00pm

12:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:40am Road Wars 2:40am Street Crime UK 3:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:35am Road Wars 5:30am Street Crime UK

1:00am Rambo: First Blood Part II 2:40am Rambo III 4:30am Priest



6:00am Guns for San Sebastian 8:00am Gunsmoke 9:00am The High Chaparral 10:05am A Thunder of Drums 12:00pm Catlow 2:00pm Bandolero!

6:00am Father of the Bride 7:50am Knucklehead 9:35am Win a Date with Tad Hamilton 11:15am Father of the Bride II 1:05pm Team America: World Police 2:45pm Bad Teacher

4:00pm A Shot in the Dark 5:55pm Roll on Texas Moon 7:00pm Where Eagles Dare 10:00pm Full Metal Jacket

4:25pm Sex and the City 2 6:55pm How Do You Know 9:00pm Team America: World Police 10:45pm Bad Teacher 12:30am Win a Date with Tad Hamilton

SKY MOVIES ACTION 3:50am Déjà Vu 6:05am Our Man Flint 8:00am Thunderbirds 9:45am Spy Kids 11:25am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 1:15pm X-Men: First Class Special 1:45pm X-Men: First Class

4:00pm Braveheart 7:00pm Gone in 60 Seconds with Jack9:00pm X-Men: First Class Black 11:15pm First Blood





Life as We Know It

12:15am Deep Blue Sea 2:15am Full Metal Jacket 4:20am Betrayal

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Costa Blanca North

Advertising Feature



ONTINENTAL INTERIORS next to the Repsol garage in Gata de Gorgos is closing down. It’s such a real shame because the quality of the furniture they have in stock there is fantastic. But now in their massive liquidation sale you can buy anything at 50 per cent off the original price! From oak and ash solid wood furniture to real craftsmen-quality leather chairs, all at give away prices. For four years Continental Interiors’ customers have enjoyed being able to buy beautiful furniture and friendly professional service as well as stunning styles at great prices. And now everything in the store is HALF PRICE!! For example, you can find a dining-room set, extending table and six faux leather chairs from €499. And for the bedroom, a 4’6”

-Save hundreds of €€€€€€s!!-

CLOSING DOWN SALE: Everything must go at the store in Gata de Gorgos. bed plus mattress from €380! Or how about a dressing

table, plus stool, plus mirror from €99!

Or computer desks from €75!

You’d be crazy to miss this event, and you should act quickly before the stock runs down. We have amazing value mattresses available in all sizes as well as medium bookcases from €145 – that’s less than 50 per cent off their price before the liquidation sale! Continental Interiors is open from Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Parking is really easy in the large car park area. If you want to get more information, call Sophie on 966 46 92 77. She’s really friendly, speaks great English and will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

AND REMEMBER – Everything must go. This is a genuine liquidation sale. Everything half price or less!!






1:55am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 8:30am Match of the Day 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am Sunday Morning Live 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:20pm Bargain Hunt 2:20pm Cash in the Attic 3:05pm Homes Under the Hammer

3:35am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service. 7:00am Zigby 7:10am Louie 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane Cartoon series about a girl who is told stories every night by animals from the zoo next door. 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 Live action comedy. Carl is excited to take over the school’s derelict radio station. 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 1:30pm MotoGP 3:00pm Golf

4.00pm - midnight

5:00pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:00pm Rugby League The latest action in the Rugby League. 7:00pm Great Barrier Reef 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Vikings 10:00pm Dragons’ Den 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks Irreverent pop quiz, with guest competitors from the worlds of music, TV and comedy.

12:05am Golf All the action from the latest Golfing events. 2:05am Weatherview 2:10am Cairngorms a Year in the Wild 3:10am Holby City 4:10am The Paradise 5:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.


8:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 8:30pm The Story of Light Entertainment, the Radio Stars 10:00pm Roundhead or Cavalier 11:00pm The Maid 12:30am Room at the Top 1:35am Room at the Top 2:35am British Passions on Film 3:05am ... Sings the Beatles

Channel 4

4:40am 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. 1:35pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:50pm The X Factor 3:40pm William and Kate: The South Seas Tour

11:35pm CH4

4:40pm The Home of Fabulous Cakes 5:40pm Downton Abbey 6:40pm Cornwall 7:10pm Local News and Weather 7:25pm ITV News and Weather 7:40pm The Chase 8:40pm The X Factor 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:05pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:20pm Hillsborough

12:00am You Instead 1:20am My Baby’s Daddy 2:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 4:55am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.


8:00pm Be Your Own Boss 9:00pm National Treasure: Book of Secrets 11:00pm Family Guy 11:20pm Family Guy 11:45pm Cuckoo 12:15am American Dad! 12:35am American Dad! 1:00am Russell Howard's Good News 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am Bad Education 2:30am Bad Education 3:00am Let Me Entertain You 3:55am The Revolution Will be Televised 4:25am Cuckoo

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4:05pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:00pm Points of View 5:15pm Songs of Praise 5:50pm The Indian Doctor 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. 7:35pm Regional News All the latest local 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


Channel 5

5:00am Hollyoaks Omnibus Doug makes a lifechanging decision regarding Ste’s history with Brendan. 7:20am FIA GT1 Championship 8:15am Ironman World Series 8:40am Inside Endurance: The Brownlees 9:10am Will and Grace 9:35am Will and Grace 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Sunday Brunch 1:25pm Food Unwrapped 1:55pm The Big Bang Theory 2:25 The Big Bang Theory 2:55pm The Simpsons 3:25pm The Simpsons 3:55pm 10 Things I Hate About You

7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am Toby's Travelling Circus 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:15pm Looney Tunes 12:25pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 1:25pm City Under the Sea 3:05 Vertical Limit

5:50pm 5:55pm Deal or No Deal 6:55pm Ice Age: The Meltdown 8:40pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 9:00pm Kevin Mccloud's Man Made Home 10:00pm Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 11:35pm The Brave One

5:25 The Towering Inferno 8:35pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:40pm Spider-Man 2 The comic book web-slinger returns for a blockbusting sequel. 11:00pm Gamer

11:00pm Gamer


Action set in the future, where online video game players remotely control the bodies of death row inmates in a real-life, bloody battle to the death until the most famous inmate tries to fight his way free from the game. Starring Gerard Butler

1:20am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 2:15am The Store 4:00am British Super Bike Highlights 4:50am Motorsport UK All the very latest motor sport action from around Britain. 5:40am ITV Nightscreen

1:55am American Football Live 5:45am Grudge Match 5:55am Deal or No Deal

12:55am Soho Blues 1:50am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am The F.B.I. Files 5:50am County Secrets

Satellite Satellitechannels channels SKY1


6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am The 10th Kingdon 9:00am The People's Rainforest 10:00am Best of Oops TV 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm The Middle

5:30am Father of the Bride II 7:20am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 9:15am Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway Face 2 Face 9:35am The Dilemma 11:35am Bridesmaids 1:45pm 30 Minutes or Less 3:15pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 5:10pm The Dilemma 7:10pm Dragnet 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm 30 Minutes or Less

6:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm Futurama 9:00pm Terra Nova 10:00pm Strike Back 11:00pm Game of Thrones

12:40am Dinner for Schmucks 2:40am Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 4:30am Family Jewels

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

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am Stepping Out 7:10am An Invisible Sign 8:50am Stay Cool 10:30am Prom 12:20pm The Bodyguard 2:35pm The Terminal

4:45pm Captain Corelli's Mandolin 7:00pm An Affair to Remember 9:00pm The Bodyguard 11:15pm The Terminal 1:25am Domestic Disturbance Cherrybomb 4:30am Mercy


SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:00am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 7:30am I Am Number Four 9:30am Tron Legacy 11:40am Real Steel 1:50pm Spider-Man 3:55pm Takers 5:45pm Real Steel 7:55pm Spider-Man 10:00pm Takers 11:50pm The Chronicles of Riddick 1:55am Ironclad 4:00am Van Helsing

TCM 6:00am Bandolero! 7:55am Cattle Town 9:15am A Shot in the Dark 11:10am Return of the Gunfighter 1:05pm Where Eagles Dare 4:00pm Guns of the Magnificent Seven 6:05pm The Charge at Feather River 8:00pm Eight Legged Freaks 10:00pm When Harry Met Sally 11:55pm Don Juan DeMarco

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We don’t say we are number 1, our customers do 11:10pm 30 Minutes or Less Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari & Nick Swardson

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CANINE in Spain may belong to the same species as one in, say, Japan, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at them. While I don’t need to brief you on the savage barking of a Pastor Mallorquin or Alsatian in the land of sangria and sun, you may not know that Japanese Fido is fully-dressed in Burberry clothes, wears nail polish and gets pushed around the shiny streets of Tokyo in prams. A bit of a shock for any foreigner leaning in to admire the newborn, only to find it has fangs and a heavy drool. I didn’t realise quite how many dog owners there were here until passing through the admirable SOS Animal Fundraiser fair in Puerto Portals the other week. Every Tom, Dick and Harry - and the odd José was there parading mutts and pedigrees in equal measure, all loved and cared for, though it was one occasion to keep your eyes closely peeled on the usually spotless streets of the port. Back in the land of the rising sun, dog owners scrupulously pick up any offending deposit and even wash down pee, as required by law, with a bottle of Evian - albeit leaving the choice of water to the discretion of the


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JAPANESE STYLE: It is not uncommon for dogs to be pushed around the streets of Tokyo in prams.

owner. This - as we know too well - is in stark and smelly contrast to the gauntlet of squishy piles that line the Calles in Spain. Fido is probably not man’s best friend here. In the Balearics alone, there were 1,000 dog attacks on humans last year, which is not surprising since they are mainly chosen for their capacity to hunt or deter burglars. Not as surrogate babies as they are in Japan, or fluffy dinner companions as witnessed

in the brassieres of France, where finely turned-out poodles happily chomp away at a Steak Tartare next to Madame.

Though this is preferable to Korea, where Steak de Fido may well be on the menu. Still, life in Spain seems quite

tough for its inhabitants of the doggy kind. Fixing animals is not common, so unwanted offspring often find their way to shelters, where they meet a gassy end after 10 days, or to a hard life as one of the many strays that roam the countryside in search of survival. Working dogs don’t fare much better: Each year some 20,000 hunting dogs, known as Galgos, or greyhounds, are ‘disposed of’ after the season ends some in ways far too upsetting and shocking to be described here. This happens in the UK, too, but with more vigilance and power of animal welfare groups, the method is more humane. Why these poor dogs pass their sell-by date so abruptly is beyond me - best ask your ‘friendly’ neighbourhood ‘cazador’ to explain. I would still be happy to be reincarnated as a dog, but only if I could come back as my own wee fur-ball, Bruno. His life must surely rival that of the royal corgis. I may not dress him apart from his annual appearance as ‘Santa Paws’ - or let him join us at the dinner table, but when he chases birds around the garden at breakneck speed for hours on end, without any sign of boredom or success, he is truly a happy pooch - the way a dog’s life should be.

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I sometimes wonder who did win the Spanish Civil War? I

SOMETIMES wonder just who did win the Spanish Civil War. There are still strong feelings held by either side 75 years after the Republicans were routed by the nationalist armies of General Franco. If one was to read this week’s edition of El Pais, Spain’s flagship daily, one might conclude the Republicans had won; they certainly won the propaganda war. Being defied twice over is the recently deceased 97-year old former leader of the Spanish Communist Party, Santiago Carrillo. Airbrushed out of the eulogies is any mention of the terrible carnage and suffering endured by civilians and the Church by that Party’s terror tactics during that awful conflict.

The Church is not sanctified Being an agnostic isn’t the same as being an atheist; I simply do not know.

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh CONFLICT: The Republicans won the propaganda war. What I do know, from personal experience, is that the Church and those representing it can be anything but sanctified. I am currently ghost-writing a book titled ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’. It is

an insider’s rather bleak view of financial and moral corruption in Christian missionaries abroad. It follows two similar theme bios; one concerning the brotherhood in Ireland, the other in the South Sea Islands. So imagine my thoughts when I read that the brotherhood

of Granada’s Virgin de las Angustas has apologised after expelling a 15year old for having her skirt too short. They have now apologised. Might I suggest their memories are also too short; the Church would be better employed doing a little inward looking.

Does life mean life? HE recently celebrated his 45th birthday; however, Juan José Garfia Rodríguez is not in such a celebratory mood when contemplating his navel as he recalls his record so far. He has been convicted of three murders, five armed holdups, and has spent 26 years in prison. He kidnapped a lieutenantcolonel; played a part in 10 prison mutinies, made two failed escape attempts, and has been on hunger strike. I wonder just what you have to do to get life that means life behind bars in Spain.

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T’S said that there is no such thing as indifference where Manchester United FC are concerned. People either worship them as a deity or have an almost pathological hatred for them. Much the same can be said of 52-year-old Michael O’Leary. The verbally flamboyant boss of what is described as the world’s most popular airline is notorious for his caustic brand of humour and his dislike for corporate heads. And, yes, he loathes Manchester United. Spanish airport authority AENA’s El Altet (Alicante) airport is said to be €30 million poorer for imposing an air-bridge condition not in the original agreement. O’Leary wouldn’t back down. Insistence that air-bridges would have increased turnaround and other costs, he stood to lose €2 million per year. The airline boss, second born of a family of six siblings, threatened to slash flights. AENA called his bluff: Fail. He estimated their stubbornness would reduce the number of holidaymakers by 1.5 million.

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In the first quarter of this year there was a drop of 200,000 passengers. The outcome for travellers is less choice of flights and higher air fares. Some heap the blame on O’Leary for standing his ground and insisting AENA stick to the rules. One can only wonder if such critics are the ones who, when they sign and then defy their bag allowance, complain when they are penalised. O’Leary is if nothing else innovative. Constantly delayed by Dublin’s slow-moving traffic he bought a taxi plate for his Mercedes and used public transport lanes. When brought to book he simply employed a driver who held a PSV licence. Now, fellow commuters see the

MICHAEL O’LEARY: He practises what he preaches. rather scruffy Michael, wearing old jeans and checked shirt, perusing his newspaper in the car’s rear seat. He accused the European Commission of being morons;

events suggest there may be some truth in that remark. He described British Airports Authority (BAA) as overcharging rapists. Again it seems he has a point.

Despite reducing aircraft emissions to satisfy the green lobby his off-the-cuff acidic remark was: “Sell your cars and walk.” Critics say his low airfares are an illusion. This is not true: When The Guardian recently did the sums, Ryanair’s average ticket costs were €41 compared with easyJet’s €62 and British Airways €268. We budget fliers are subsidised by those who are penalised for breaking the rules or purchasing onboard. The critics either have no business or marketing acumen or they have not done their sums, but why let the truth get in the way of a good tirade. For a vitriolic few, whatever O’Leary does, he is wrong. He practises what he preaches. He stays in budget hotels, uses only Ryanair, personally takes tickets at the gate, boards last and sits where no one else wishes to. Most of us, visiting families included, would be worse off without Ryanair. There’s a Geordie saying: ‘You canna do right for doing wrong.’ O’Leary knows the feeling.


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Mulberry goes floral for 2013 LONDON Fashion Week came to a close with the Mulberry show taking centre stage. The collection for spring/summer 2013 saw the designer go back to it’s roots providing a pretty collection of English countryside inspired clothes in delicate sorbet colours. Creative director Emma Hill created flowing dresses in mint, peach and lemon but added an edgy feel to the outerwear with leather jackets and military style coats. The brand, famed for it’s bags, didn’t disappoint as it debuted its Willow collection, in keeping with the floral theme. The show was held in the ballroom of London’s Claridges which had been transformed into an English country garden and attracted the likes of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Olympian Jessica Ennis.

AFFECTED: Dummies can slow down a baby boy’s emotional development.

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A NEW study suggests that using a dummy slows down a baby’s emotional development – particularly amongst boys. A team of psychologists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, found that heavy dummy use was linked to poor results on various measures of emotional maturity. Infants learn by mimicking and with a

dummy in their mouth a baby is less able to copy expressions and emotions. The researchers found six and seven-year-old boys who spent more time with dummies when babies, were less likely to mimic the emotional expressions of faces on a video shown to them. However, the study found no similar effect on girls.

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Visit for more reading By Beth Underhill OUR hair starts to grow within a bulb (root) under the skin. Once the hair leaves the root it is actually dead but still has a natural protein called keratin running through it to give its strength. The protein called keratin is found in our nails and skin, this protein gives our nails their elasticity. Nails and hair also contain sulphur giving off that

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Middleaged at midfifties MIDDLE age doesn’t start until you reach mid fifties and old age doesn’t set in until you are 70, that’s according to a survey of Britons. The results suggest that as the population ages, attitudes change and many people feel younger for longer. The survey of 1,000 adults aged over 50 found seven out of 10 people in their early 50’s classed themselves as middle-aged with one in five saying they thought middle age did not start until after 60. Nineteen per cent said it was a state of mind, rather than something that begins as you reach a certain age.

PREVIOUS studies have found that one glass of wine a day benefits the heart, but latest research says light drinking could increase the risk of breast, mouth and throat cancer. An international team from the University of Milan and other centres in the U.S, Canada, Iran, France and Sweden studied light and non-drinkers and estimated from their findings that in just

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7:50am Rastamouse 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 Mister Maker Comes to Town 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 3:00pm Daily Politics Conference Special

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 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal

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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 Riley is forced to break Mitzeee’s heart, while Ste is caught in the crossfire of an on-going feud. 7:55pm 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT Paralympic Series 9:00pm Double Your House for Half the Money In Surrey, Stuart Allan, his wife Fiona and their two daughters are desperate for more space. They have saved for nine years to turn their ugly duckling of a house into a New England-style dream home. 10:00pm Hotel GB 11:00pm Rude Tube

4:15pm Circle of Friends 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Emergency Bikers 9:00pm Born to Kill 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series. 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas.

4:05pm Horrible Histories 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 Trade Your Way to the USA 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm The Paradise 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Traffic Cops

4:35pm Lockie Leonard

Live action comedy series following the adventures of 13-year-old Australian surf rat Lockie.

12:35am Citizen Khan 1:05am Outrageous Fortune 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast.2:45am Watchdog 3:45am Dig WW2 with Dan Snow 4:45am Rip Off Britain 5:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 2 Champion of Champions 9:00pm Conspiracy Road Trip 10:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 11:00pm Cuckoo 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Cuckoo 2:00am Don’t Tell the Bride 3:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 3:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 4:00am Conspiracy Road Trip


12:20am Today at the Conference 12:50am The Choir 3:00am BBC News 5:00am The Code 5:30am Eco Maths

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Lost Cities of the Ancients, the Vanished Capital of the Pharaoh 10:00pm Love and Marriage 11:00pm Lilyhammer 11:45pm The Man Who Sculpted Hares: Barry Flanagan, a Life 12:45am Lost Cities of the Ancients, the Vanished Capital of the Pharaoh 1:45am David Suchet: Poirot and Me 3:35am Love and Marriage

12:35am Piers Morgan’s Life Stories Series of celebrity interviews hosted by Piers Morgan in front of a studio audience. 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Golden Balls 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Comedy World Cup 1:10am Random Acts 1:15am Pokerstars.Com Output 2012 2:15am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:40am Sailing 3:05am International Volleyball 4:00am Mobil 1 The Grid 4:25am Fford Silverstone 4:50am FIA GT1 Championship

12:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation . 1:55am Super Casino

Satellite channels SKY 1 8:00am Analyze That 9:40am Arthur 11:35am Father of the Bride II 1:25pm Captain America 35mm Special 1:45pm Eurotrip 3:25pm Dinner for Schmucks 5:25pm The Cat in the Hat 6:55pm How Do You Know 9:00pm Arthur 11:00pm Eurotrip 12:40am Analyze That 2:20am Wild Cherry 3:50am How Do You Know 5:55am The Cat in the Hat

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:45am Ramona and Beezus 7:30am American Pie: Reunion-35mm Special 8:00am Analyze That 9:40am Arthur 11:35am Father of the Bride II 1:25pm Captain America 35mm Special 1:45pm Eurotrip 3:25pm Dinner for Schmucks

Date 2:00pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 3:35pm Our Family Wedding

TCM 6:00am Under Capricorn 8:00am Gunsmoke 9:00am The High Chaparral 10:00am The Rains of Ranchipur 12:05pm Gun Glory 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral

12:15am The Kids are All Right 2:10am Cherrybomb 3:45am The Butcher’s Wife 5:35am Secretariat


12:40am Analyze That 2:20am Wild Cherry 3:50am How Do You Know 5:55am The Cat in the Hat

5:00am The Perfect Weapon 6:30am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 7:00am Spy Kids 8:35am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 10:20am Priest 11:50am Superman 2 2:00pm Hanna

4:55am Permanent Record 6:30am Listen to Your Heart 8:20am I.Q.10:05am You Again 11:55am War Horse Sky Movies Special 12:25pm A Valentine’s

12:45am Gone in 60 Seconds 2:45am Skyline 4:25am The Longest Day

5:25pm That Thing You Do! 7:20pm Easy A 9:00pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 10:35pm Just Married

5:25pm The Cat in the Hat 6:55pm How Do You Know 9:00pm Arthur 11:00pm Eurotrip


11:00pm First Blood

4:00pm First Blood 5:45pm Spy Kids 7:15pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 9:00pm Hanna



Easy A with Emma Stone

4:00pm Return of the Frontiersman 5:25pm The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse 8:25pm

Murder She Said 10:00pm Ocean’s Eleven 12:10am The Big Red One 3:15am Ocean’s Eleven

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•THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club meet Thursday 1.30pm-6pm at Bar Tormos, Orba Valley. Call 966 404 533. •PIETER SWINNEN Painting Club, Calpe: 965 835 212. •ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION meet for lunch second Thursday of the month at various restaurants in the Jalon Valley. Call 966 474 532. •AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401. •AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Benidorm – don’t suffer alone through another person’s drinking – Call 634 758 539. •HELP INTERNATIONAL Benidorm meetings. •RBL BENIDORM and district branch covers Polop to Villajoyosa at different locations for social meetings, day trips, excursions or meals. Membership: 695 605 129. Secretary: 966 860 735. •XABIA RUGBY CLUB: Juniors meet at 7pm; Seniors at 8pm. Call 688 640 092. •TORMOS, Orba Valley, International Bridge and Social Club meet at Restaurant Tormos, 1.45pm. 966 404 533.

Email Fax 952 440 887 Post Euro Weekly News, Calle Moscatel 10, P-62, Poligono Industrial Arroyo de la Miel, 29631 Benalmadena, Malaga.

Church services •ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday Services - Holy Communion in eight locations: See www.costablanca-anglican •BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303. •CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am: 965 835 502 or www.calpechristian •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF

Los Leones restaurant 1.15pm. Call to reserve by the Wednesday before: 965 795 421. •FASHION SHOW by London Boutique Jalon in aid of APASA on September 28. Call 966 480 790 •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458. •AUCTIONS FOR AECC. Items for donation wanted. Call 965 319 929 or 688 238 879. •GANDIA Area Social Club Petanca: Call 962 852 828. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413.





GLORY CHURCH: Sundays 10.30am at the Europa Building, Avda del Pino. •ERMITA CHURCH, Javea – Warden Colin D Welch - 965 771 792. •HOLY EUCHARIST at Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Calpe: Sundays 10.30am. 678 787 509 or bill.ingram@angliac3.demon. •JAVEA EVANGELICAL CHURCH – Pastor Clive Read 669 386 702. •JAVEA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH, Pastor John Hansford, Sun-

t hird of month at 1.30pm. Exchange unwanted goods for cash; one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Call 965 743 292 to book your goods in. •MABS Cancer Support Group (Marina Alta) BOOK STALL at Iceland Javea. For more information email or see •PINK COFFEE MORNING to raise money for local charities on September 29.

SUNDAY •DONATION OF ITEMS NEEDED for charity auction to be held on Sunday September 23 at Sins Bar on Corvetta Fuma to raise funds for the abandoned and ill treated animals rescued by Aso-

(donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879.

days 10.30am at Calle Favara 8, Javea Pueblo (near Plaza de la Constitucion Espanola) 965 794 624. www.javeabaptist .com.

•CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park: Call 965 796 846. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: 965 793 413.

•MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222.

•MALE VOICE CHOIR Teulada: Call 965 744 577. • R A F Costa B lanca: Third Tuesday of month. Call 965 724 256 or email nwhancox@hot

•SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Alfaz del Pi: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm. Call 966 878 469. •THE KINGS CHURCH Benissa English Sunday service, 11am: www.

WEDNESDAY •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458.

ciacion Protector de Animales in El Campello. Their shop is in Avda Germanies 20. Call 965 633 547. • AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401.

MONDAY •JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at 10.15am. Call 639 326 135. •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB ‘No Fear’ pairs. 965 795 458. • JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at the town hall 10.15am-12pm. Call 639 326 135. •COSTA BLANCA SAMARIT A N S : Visit the website: w w w . c o s t a b l a n •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs

Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •JAVEA STAMPS & POSTCARD CLUB meet second and fourth Monday of month at L’Ancora Tennis Club at 10am. All welcome. 965 795 499 or 608 765 245. •ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meet the second Monday of month: Call 966 430 215 or visit the website •U3A Marina Baixa meet fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at the Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.




•FREE informal group that shares the understanding of the three principles for innate well being every first and third Wednesday 7-8.30pm in Alfaz del Pi. Call Mark 616 762 131 or • QUIZ NIGHT and buffet last Wednesday of month at Rest. Paraiso in Parcent to raise funds for Emaus children’s home. Email

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FRIEND was complimenting me on my last column (always a pleasure to hear) and she noted that just as she was ‘really getting into it’, it ended. When writing for magazines or newspapers one is restricted by word length. In many cases this is a good thing as it focuses the mind and prevents bottom-numbing boredom for the reader (something Tolstoy should have considered when writing War and Peace; that and employing a ruthless editor). So with my self-esteem in place and my head in the clouds I sauntered off to consider her comments, and was promptly waylaid by a tenuous thought related to last week’s piece about Darwin. For wasn’t my friend’s comment exactly what we believe about our span of life. Darwin writes of rational thought, one of the cruel by-products of which is the explicit knowledge that we all die, every one of us. Paradoxically one tends to think about death more often when younger, when statistically it is less likely to


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Death does not become her Suzanne Manners Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character).

happen. I remember the changing faces on my bedroom wall, from the prone, feminine form of the poet Thomas Chatterton to the grunge-eyed stare of Kurt Cobain. To the very young, death is glamorous. “It is better to burn out than fade away,” Cobain wrote in

KURT COBAIN: “Better to burn out than fade away.”

his suicide note. I agreed with that sentiment when I was a serious stick-up-ass art student, but now as a woman of a certain age I would much rather fade away, slowly, for centuries if possible (and with an equally slow to fade George Clooney).

From James Dean to Heath Ledger, the tragedy of a young death has elevated the perceived talent of many artists, actors, writers and poets. The name Chatterton and his death portrait by Henry Wallis are better known than the few, overly

romantic poems that he wrote. In contrast, Mozart, who also died young, is well known for his incredible talent and the heartbreaking genius of his music, which is exactly how it should be. Real genius doesn’t need an early death to define it.

As far as death goes I’m of the same mind as Woody Allen; I know it’ll happen eventually I just don’t want to be there when it does. My experience of a friend’s death at a young age put me off forever. Early death is tragic, dirty and unfair. Death is a bastard with many nasty tricks up his sleeve. His victims are not all pale-faced and tortured, faces beautifully lit, gentle tears rolling down smooth, creamy skin, listening to the distant sound of a mournful saxophone as they expire. Death is brutal and sad. Cobain blew his head off, Chatterton drank arsenic which turned his face blue, and Jim Morrison choked on his own vomit. Not very romantic, is it? The reality of young death should disavow us of its romanticism. Death sucks and if you’re a vampire, it really sucks. If someone asked me to press an immortality button I would, without a second thought. I know it won’t happen, so I put the knowledge of my inevitable death to the back of my mind and continue to sweat the small things instead. It’s easier.





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5:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 12:00pm Britain’s Empty Homes Series revealing the potential that vacant properties can offer potential buyers. 12:30pm Cash in the Attic 1:13pm BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

7:50am Rastamouse 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 Mister Maker Comes to Town 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 See Hear 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 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 FIM World Superbikes 6:15am Inside Endurance: The Brownlees 6:45am Deal or No Deal 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 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm River Cottage Veg Heroes 1:30pm Come Dine with Me 2:00pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:05pm Come Dine with Me 3:35pm Come Dine with Me

1:55am Super Casino 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Abby’s Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Celebrity Wedding Planner 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Law and Order 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: NY

4.00pm - midnight

4:40pm Helicopter Heroes 5:25pm Flog It! 6:10pm Antiques Road Trip 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast Labour Party 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm How We Won the War 8:00pm The Story of Wales 9:00pm Antiques to the Rescue 10:00pm Welcome to India 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm May the Best House Win Abroad 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 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course Gordon turns his focus to deliciously simple suppers. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Nancy and Darren fear for the future of their tiny baby. 7:55pm 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT Paralympic Series 9:00pm The Food Hospital 10:00pm Hotel GB 11:00pm Shameless

4:15pm Amber’s Story 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Cowboy Builders 9:00pm Emergency Bikers Documentary series following Britain’s emergency paramedic and police bikers. 10:00pm Dallas Epic soap saga following the lives and loves of the Lone Star State millionaires. 11:00pm Paddy and Sally’s Excellent Gypsy Adventure

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 Stepping Up 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm National Lottery Midweek Draws 11:45pm Not Going Out

12:15am Wreckers 1:35am Weatherview 1:40am See Hear 2:10am Wartime Farm 3:10am Rip Off Britain 3:55am Celebrity MasterChef 4:25am Celebrity MasterChef 4:55am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Free Speech 10:00pm Be Your Own Boss 11:00pm Unzipped 11:45pm Family Guy 12:10am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:55am American Dad! 1:15am Unzipped 2:00am Be Your Own Boss 3:00am Free Speech 3:55am Don’t Tell the Bride



12:00am Identity

11:45pm Not Going Out

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12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am Storyville 1:50am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm 20th Century Battlefields 10:00pm Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 11:30pm Human Planet 12:30am Tales From the National Parks 1:30am 20th Century Battlefields 2:30am Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 4:00am Great British Railway Journeys.

12:05am Exposure 1:05am The Goodwood Revival 1:55am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo 5:20am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am 2 Broke Girls 12:40am New Girl 1:05am Itunes Festival 2012 2:05am Mercury Albums of the Year 2:20am Spotlight 2:35am Kaminey: The Scoundrels 4:15am St. Elsewhere 5:00am Deal or No Deal 5:55am Countdown

12:00am Identity 1:45am Forensic Files 2:10am Super Casino 4:55am Nick’s Quest 5:20am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

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5:35am Best of Oops TV 6:30am Airline 7:00am Best of Oops TV 8:00am Modern Family 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Road Wars 11:00am Lie to Me 1:00pm Stargate SG1 3:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter

5:35am Secretariat 7:45am Bread and Roses 9:40am Albatross 11:15am A Little Bit of Heaven 1:10pm Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 3:25pm Take Me Home

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm Last Man Standing 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Glee Project 10:00pm A League of Their Own 10:30pm Trollied 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am A League of Their Own 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am UK Border Force 2:50am Road Wars 3:50am UK Border Force 5:35am Best of Oops TV

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:55am The Cat in the Hat 7:20am Cyrus 9:00am Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10:40am Taxi 12:25pm The Truth About Cats and Dogs 2:10pm No Strings Attached 4:00pm Bad Teacher 5:45pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7:25pm Cyrus 9:00pm No Strings Attached 11:00pm Bad Teacher 12:45am Stan Helsing 2:25am Taxi 4:10am Family Jewels 5:50am Snow Dogs

5:10pm The Terminal 7:25pm Albatross 9:00pm A Little Bit of Heaven 11:00pm The Bodyguard 1:15am Stay Cool Permanent Record Serious Moonlight

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SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:25am The Longest Day 7:25am Fortress 9:05am Crimson Tide 11:05am Superman III 1:15pm Real Steel 3:25pm Rambo: First Blood Part II

5:05pm Tron Legacy 7:15pm Resident Evil: Afterlife 9:00pm Real Steel 11:10pm Rambo: First Blood Part II 12:50am The One 2:25am The Chronicles of Riddick 4:35am Avenging Force

TCM 6:00am The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:35am The High Chaparral 10:35am Return of the Frontiersman 12:05pm Murder She Said 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm Tarzan and the Lost Safari 5:45pm Golden Girl 8:00pm ¡Viva Zapata! 10:00pm Showdown in Little Tokyo 11:30pm Passenger 57 1:05am The Sins of Rachel Cade 3:15am Showdown in Little Tokyo 4:35am Passenger 57


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Raising two kittens is easier than one


NOTHER kitten can make the perfect target, or rather partner, for aggressive play. Obviously, the decision to take in a second kitten is more complex than that. An owner does not get a toy for the kitten, but rather commits himself to taking care of another feline, for decades to come. Although it may seem hard to make room for another kitten, raising two kittens is actually easier than raising one, in terms


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of animal behaviour. They keep each other occupied and make the best playmates for any kind of play,

aggressive types included. A cat toy also makes a perfect outlet for all that pent-up playful aggression. A variety of toys, whether bought or home-made, can be used but they need to create enough distance between the kitty and the owner’s hands. It is important to know how to release hands, as the fingers are indeed tempting. With a vibrant kitten, or even a cat, it is sometimes too easy to find a hand held tight by teeth and claws. Often, PLAYTIME: Kittens like to they will not be penetrating play with a ‘fight’ partner. the skin, but painfully close to that point. There are things an owner should not do. Trying to pull the hand away by force is one. When prey tries to escape, a feline’s instinctive response is to tighten its hold. This can end up with painful scratches and even bites. Shouting and yelling at the cat is not convenient either during aggressive play. Cats must never be hit. Not in this situation or any other. Owners need to be consistent. Playful aggression should not be allowed. Do not allow aggression play when hands or feet are under cover either. Always remember to provide the kitten with alternatives – either by bringing in a second cat into your home, or by using cat toys.

A smart fellow.

Get piggy with it THIS is our four-year-old Vietnamese pig called Bacon. He was born on a farm in Entrerrios on the Mijas Costa. We knew straight away we would love him and take care of him forever. He is a really friendly and smart fellow, loves being scratched on the belly, eating figs that fall from trees and playing with other animals. If someone strays when we are going for a walk, he screams to let them know the whole group should stay together. He will live 2025 years.

Agatha and Nicklas, Mijas Costa (Malaga) Submit fun pet pictures to, in as high a resolution as possible. Please include name of the pet, your full name, where you live and if relevant a couple of lines to explain the circumstances of the photo. Due to space restrictions not all submissions will be used.

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LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Making changes in your surroundings takes priority this week. You want to be ready for a busy party time ahead and that means making a special effort. You do so love making your friends comfortable and giving them pleasure. As money is not likely to be so tight at the moment you have the chance. Your love life is going to give you pause for thought both in a good and not-so-good way.

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Do not be concerned when others criticise your lifestyle relating to friends. As a charismatic Scorpio, you fully realise how important people are to you. Although you want to please everyone, it simply is not possible. Follow your own path because this is best for all concerned.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

youngest of his three sisters Seraphina, and his chance encounter with the unpleasant César Carrasco. Carrasco’s sinister presence looms again, when artistically talented Manolo goes to study in Granada. Here his involvement with a left-wing political group

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Born September 28, 1964, he is a Spanish singer and composer. He has sold over five million records. His claim to fame was his fourth place in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, before that he had been singing in choirs, backing groups and for TV commercials.

Some disruptions from Jupiterʼs influence mean that this is not likely to be a smooth week. However, there are some niggling drawbacks that you do not even notice until they are already past. That is no bad thing because time often solves these matters. Be aware that someone is waiting for a decision on the romantic front.

that you need others is the start of real progress. Only foolish people insist that they are self-sufficient. Sooner or later, they realise differently.

this is not the time. Once you have realised how much easier your life is when you put your foot down, there will be no looking back. .

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

Changes are to be made as soon as possible. There are people in your life who give you nothing but trouble. Being kind to them seems to do no good at all. Why not be kind to yourself for a change? Arrange not to be available to them all the time and they will soon find some other outlet.

Finances may be the last thing on your mind at the moment but deal with matters now and get them out of the way. There are other directions that your thoughts are taking.

Why has that special plan not been started? Could it be that you are waiting until next year? Best strike while the iron is hot and not delay a moment longer. While others are having a good time this week, you can steal a lead.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Joint efforts and team projects go hand in hand this week. Your social life will improve dramatically if you make a special effort at the weekend. Realising and then admitting

Just joking Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.

yourself, emotionally, remember that you will only receive back what you are willing to give.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) A pet love is given a helping hand from someone close. You may have criticised this person in the past but now they are showing you their best side. To keep this going, be sure to show your appreciation.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23)

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

Steaming ahead this week, it will surprise you just how much you get done. A relationship that seemed to be going nowhere perks up and the chance to show just how versatile you are in that direction sees you shine. Generally, your confidence is good so donʼt be surprised if someone starts singing your praises.

Please, please be organised. Not to be so would mean problems on the financial side for months to come. Money is good and this, combined with a romantic interest, means that you will be sorely tempted to overspend. When it comes to giving of

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Being firmly in control this week shows results. Although you prefer to accommodate others,


LEO (July 24 - August 23)


VIRGO (August 24 September 23) This is a great week for parties and socialising. Libra is shining on you and the light is shooting right through your love life. Other relationships benefit, too, and it is a good time to ask favours. When it comes to showing your affections, avoid being super-cool. This will only give the impression that you do not care, which is far from the truth.

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That niggling disagreement that you had with someone should not be allowed to take up your time any longer. Be sure to take the bull by the horns and get it sorted out. It may not be possible to use your charm in this situation but, if you look and sound determined enough, the message will get across.

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


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1. In which city was the early American police series Dragnet set? 2. Which Canadian-born actor played wheelchairbound police chief Ironside? 3. In which television drama series that ran from 1982 to 1986 did Star Trek actor, William Shatner, play the part of a police officer? The show also starred Heather Locklear as Officer Stacy Sheridan, Adrian Zmed as Officer Vince Romano, Richard Herd as Captain Dennis Sheridan and James Darren as Officer Jim Corrigan. 4. In the television police series The Bill, what was the nickname of the character Alfred Lines, played by actor Kevin Lloyd? 5. Which police drama series that aired from 2007 to 2008, was a spin-off of the successful medical dramas Holby City and Casualty? 6. Actor Nicholas Ball first found fame on television in 1978 starring as which policeman turned private detective? 7. What was the name of the NYPD police officer in the cartoon series Top Cat? 8. Which television series of the 60s and 70s was developed from Police Surgeon starring Ian Hendry? 9. Which number completes the title of comedy police show set in New York’s The Bronx, which premiered in the US in 1961: Car [number] Where Are You? 10. In which 1960s television police series did actor Gene Barry play the part of a multi-millionaire captain of the Los Angeles homicide squad, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II?


THE book opens with a glimpse of the Civil War. However Manolo Navarro Reche’s real story starts in the early 1950’s when Spain lay beneath the repressive heel of Franco’s dictatorship. The early chapters of the book echo the simple, often hard life lived by Manolo’s family in rural Almería; focusing on the awakening of his strong sexuality which eventually complicates his life. As do his conflicts with the

leads to personal tragedy, then exile. Haunted by guilt and grief he wanders aimlessly through Europe. Eventually settling in swinging sixties London, he finds success and some degree of contentment. Nevertheless ghosts from his Spanish past seek him out; calling him back to Granada, his old home, and finally the mysterious Alhambra Palace. This book can be bought on Kindle.


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


THE film follows a group of British retirees who decide to ‘outsource’ their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. Drama, comedy. 2h3m Directed by: John Madden Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy.


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

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Across 1 Academy offer leaves one foaming (5) 4 Tied up on the heath with Ed (6) 9 Dynamo meant go mad (7) 10 Born in the catsʼ burial places (5) 11 Crazy blow-back (4) 12 Itʼs exciting, for example, holding a tongue (7) 13 Bristle, top bit taken off grass (3) 14 Shakespearean flower? (4) 16 Consequently returned in the name of progress (4) 18 Doctor about a lunatic (3) 20 Make a card game using a broken pencil and love (7) 21 Funny ditch (2-2) 24 Take a lot of time to muse (5) 25 Appetite for cooked Scot ham (7) 26 Prepared events for Spielberg (6) 27 It can be used to caulk a tree, with hesitation (5) Down 1 Border in one Italian resort (6) 2 Bend a sound bite (5) 3 Left after outstanding contest (4) 5 Original toad duet is old hat (8) 6 At first Rachael asked my mother if nice Graham is driving home (7) 7 Wise man is after work measure (6) 8 Females started walk out, meanwhile everybody


Across 1 Hates (7) 5 Concentrate (5) 8 Sound made by a cat (5) 9 Function (7) 10 Call for (3) 11 Young sheep (4) 12 Cab (4) 14 Incentive (5) 16 Spring month (5) 18 Sample (5) 19 Go in (5) 21 Border (4) 22 Not at home (4) 25 Sprint (3) 27 Consequence (7)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Garbanzos (9) 8 Aeroplane (5) 9 Azulejos (5) 10 Prueba (4) 11 Rodilla (4) 15 Queen (5) 17 Caterpillar (5) 18 Medusa (9)

Down 2 Pelos (5) 3 Dinner (4) 4 Duck (bird) (4) 5 Todo (3) 6 Quarry (mine) (7) 7 To wait (hold on) (7) 12 Nombre (lingüística) (5) 13 Clavo (de carpintero) (4) 14 Tejado (4) 16 Hielo (3)

Co d e B r e a ke r negotiated (5) 13 Tale about one cadet (8) 15 Jumble given at time (7) 17 Leading by lots of games in a tennis match dismays (6) 18 St Jamesʼs yacht club found in a state (5) 19 Understand in depth (6) 22 A shortage causing a cry of dismay (5) 23 Game for a Venetian traveller (4)

28 Lead (5) 29 No longer fresh (5) 30 Anguish (7) Down 1 Moist (4) 2 Jewelled headdress (5) 3 Bicker (8) 4 Verbal (6) 5 Ran away (4) 6 Fancy neckwear (7) 7 Example (8) 13 Very hungry (8) 15 Outsider (8) 17 Boat race meeting (7) 20 Menace (6) 23 Nimble (5) 24 Jest (4) 26 Angled (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Dog star, 4 Duvet, 7 Aback, 9 Villain, 10 Hussars, 11 Truce, 12 Archer, 14 Minted, 18 Coles, 20 Tote-bag, 22 Camping, 23 Educe, 24 Stork, 25 Rebates. Down:1 Drachma, 2 Grabs, 3 Revise, 4 Delft, 5 Viaduct, 6 Tense, 8 Knave, 13 Colombo, 15 Istle, 16 Daggers, 17 Stager, 18 Cocks, 19 Skink, 21 Blunt. QUICK - Across: 1 Split, 4 Dispel, 9 Mundane, 10 Floor, 11 Lost, 12 Service, 13 Due, 14 Rogue, 16 Eject, 18 Dud, 19 Connive, 20 Grow, 23 Aroma, 24 Swagger, 25 Phases, 26 Abyss. Down: 1 Similar, 2 Links, 3 Trap, 5 Informed, 6 Provide, 7 Large, 8 Cease, 13 Delicate, 15 Gondola, 17 Towards, 18 Dense, 19 Clasp, 21 Rugby, 22 Data. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: Salida, 4 Mono, 8 Arbol, 9 Otter, 10 Oar, 11 Loser, 12 Tisis, 15 Oro, 16 Tools, 18 Igual, 19 Nada, 20 Celery.


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

Down: 1 Small, 2 Lobos, 3 Doloroso, 5 Out, 6 Oir, 7 Tortoise, 13 Sauce, 14 Salty, 16 Tin, 17 Old.

1.Unscramble the name of a famous 19th century novel (five words): I TOW ICE FLOES, TA-TA 2. Unscramble the name of a famous English thriller writer: I FIND CRACKS

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HEDGEHOG PORCUPINE Answers: Clap eyes on Prickly pear


Quote Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author and humourist.

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 7 represents R and 25 represents Q, so fill in R every time the figure 7 appears and Q every time the figure 25 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.

Absent Action Arrive Awards Broach Chains Hedges Horses Lapped LOOSED(10) Orange Passed Rental Resent Seared Shapes Sharks Uprose Wearer


1 Shreds, 2 Lodged, 3 Metres, 4 Asides, 5 Letter, 6 Reform, 7 Meteor, 8 Enters, 9 Muster, 10 Mender, 11 Owners, 12 Cheers, 13 Render, 14 Holder, 15 Resent, 16 Barely, 17 Oceans, 18 Steady, 19 Spears.


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INSTON CHURCHILL once described the April 1937 German bombing of the Basque city of Guernica as an exercise in ‘experimental horror’. Typical of Churchill is a description that is concise, unadorned and succinct. The intent of this article is to argue just how precise and accurate Churchill’s descriptive truly is. By looking at the historical record, a recent novel (Guernica: The Novel) and Picasso’s epic painting (also called Guernica), this tragic event was nothing if not an exercise in ‘experimental horror’. Consider… Many military historians (Churchill included) have long perceived that the tragic bombing of Guernica was ‘experimental’ in that it was a proxy trial run for future military strategies. The German Luftwaffe’s low-flying formations were precursors to what became known as ‘carpet bombing’. This Blitzkrieg tactic was to become all too common in the World War that subsequently followed the Spanish Civil War. The bombs themselves were a mixture of blast, splinter and fire bombs which represented a departure from the smaller concussion bombs previously used on nonstrategic targets. Guernica, in April of 1937, was a small market town with no apparent strategic import and no military defences. The ‘scorched earth’ policy was a measured psychological ploy to test the Basque reaction that witnessed first-hand the devastation to its civilian population. Herman Goering was later to admit at the Nuremberg war crimes trial that Guernica was a ‘testing ground’ for aerial bombardment tactics. The experience, claimed Goering, was to help prepare a manual for German bomber pilots. Furthermore, the impact of the Guernica bombing demonstrated to the Allied forces of the Second World War that the German Luftwaffe was committed to terror bombing. The carpet bombing of the civilian population of Guernica had a profound effect in shaping the Allied analysis of German aerial combat techniques. Typically, straight line accounts of war and military operations often come across as dispassionate and clinical. To capture the essence of what Churchill calls Guernica’s ‘horror’ we might look at the arts, namely a novel and a painting to best capture

STATEMENT OF DEFIANCE: Mural of the painting ‘Guernica’ by Picasso made in tiles and full size in Guernica.

Bombing of Guernica: The ‘experiment’ and the ‘horror’ Churchill’s descriptive. Historical fiction often employs a setting that is real which captures the ethos, manners and social conditions. This genre often presents actual events from the point of view of fictional people living within that time period. Such is the case with the 2008 best-selling novel ‘Guernica’ by Dave Bolling. Using artistic licence to be sure, Bolling revisits the aforementioned time and place and introduces us to the type of people who very well could have lived in Guernica on that fateful day. The author takes us back several decades to familiarise us with certain endearing Basque family members, culture and traditions. The political and military tensions are felt only as a distant force that barely penetrates the love, humour and day-to-day lives of the admirable characters we are involved with. The ‘horror’ which befalls them becomes that much more personal. The story is fiction but the events are real and the human devastation is palpable. The mere mention of Guernica will always have a

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special resonance because of the famous mural created by Pablo Picasso. He began working on it in Paris just days after hearing that the German Luftwaffe had terrorbombed the Basque village. Guernica had for centuries been a stronghold of Basque culture and democratic traditions. The painting (actually a four metre by eight metre mural) uses muted colours and slashing strokes to create a single coherent statement of defiance over the ‘horror’ created by the bombing. Largely an abstraction, Picasso’s work captures the pain, fire, oblivion and destruction unfolding in a way which suggests that Spain may never recover from the magnitude of this event. The painting has since come to

symbolise military atrocities and is renowned as perhaps the world’s most famous antiwar piece of art. After its completion, Picasso’s Guernica went on a worldwide tour to raise awareness of the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent refugee problem. Picasso refused to allow the painting to be exhibited in Franco’s Spain until the Spanish people enjoyed a republic with ‘liberties and democratic institutions’. While living in Nazi-occupied Paris during the Second World War, Picasso was allegedly asked by a muralviewing Gestapo officer: “Did you do that?” Picasso responded: “No, you did.” It wasn’t until 1981 that the painting was moved to Madrid.

Readers of historical fiction and patrons of artistic painting face the challenge of separating the fiction and symbolism from fact. To be sure, there are many faces of the Spanish Civil War. The bombing of Guernica, whether it be interpreted by a straight-line historical account, by historical fiction or with a paintbrush, remains the iconic antecedent of modern military assaults against a civilian population. Churchill’s observation that the event was ‘experimental horror’ carries both the dimensions of a knowledge of history and a poet’s economy of words. Seldom have so few words so accurately conveyed a more powerful event.

Memo to reader: Today the small market town of Guernica, in the autonomous region of the Basque Country (Pais Vasco), is largely rebuilt but carries with it a worldwide legacy as a symbol of peace. The Guernica Peace Museum exhibits what Guernica has represented throughout its history of the Basques (democracy, local legal systems, freedom) and what it stands for worldwide - human rights, peace and determination. - Dave Boling’s best selling ‘Guernica: A Novel’ was published in 2008 by Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, Berlin, London. It is available at - Picasso’s mural ‘Guernica’ is currently on display at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

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OR a really great place to enjoy the charm of Calpe’s old town whilst tucking into flame grilled steak or a cracking artisanal pizza, get up to El Santo near the church at the top of Calpe. It’s owner, ANNA has ran her restaurant for the last 30 years. Originally from Cologne she has strong Argentinian connections and this explains the cosy ‘stube’ (German bar) feel and great Argentinian steaks. It occupies a lovely position in a quaint narrow alley by the church. The streets are cobbled and bustling, and El Santo’s tables fill up quickly as evening arrives. El Santo is warm and intimate inside; ideal for chilly winters as well as the summer months. Anna said she has changed nothing in the last three decades, since converting the old building from a bodega, to the restaurant. An open fire blazes in a hearth at the back of the ground floor, on which the chef prepares his pizzas and steaks and the choice is amazing. The pizzas are brilliant value,

El Santo is warm and intimate inside, ideal for chilly winters as well as the summer months. you can change the toppings on the menu, and the staff are really friendly. I had a diabolo pizza with anchovies, guindillas, red peppers, extra cheese, egg and black olives. Sounds different and tasted great. The pizzas are thicker than the Italian style, with a real home-

made feel to them, and substantial too. And El Santo’s salad dressing is fantasic with its herbs and balsamic vinegar. There’s a huge choice of pastas and the meat selection includes special Argentinian cuts and you can see the chef chargrilling sumptuous steaks over the glowing charcoal just inside the restaurant. The waft of seared meats cooking THERE is a Pink Coffee Morning this Saturday from drifts down the alley 10am at the Pensionistas/Library building in Jalon to before you turn the raise funds for cancer charities and Jalon Valley Help. corner, enticing you to Encore, the girl duo, will be performing and there follow your tastebuds. will be a Zumba demonstration. Stalls will include pink All the prices are very gifts, tombola, jewellery and a raffle, together with reasonable, the food is coffee, tea, cakes, pink cava, beer and sangria. delicious and served by a The HELP Jalon and Alcalali’s charity shop is open friendly helpful staff. It’s Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and Saturday no surprise that Anna’s El morning. Santo has been a The shop is currently asking for warm clothes and landmark in Calpe Old bedding ready for the approaching colder weather, as Town since 1982. well as knitting wool for our ‘knitting volunteers’ to make warm cardigans and jumpers. Calle Torreones 3, Helpline telephone number for all enquires is 659 (metres from the church 624 643. in the old town) Calpe. 965 832 034. Open from 7pm, closed Tuesdays.

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La Tasca Les Fonts outside Benitachell HANKERING for something different? For good honest French bistro style cooking? Well ‘bienvenue’ a La Tasca Les Fonts! just outside Benitachell, everything is out of the ordinary. Betty the owner is an institution in the area, having had eight sucessful restaurants and bars spanning 36 years all over Spain. She decided to open a restaurant in the Les Fonts urbanization in Benitachell – in a wooden chalet! Opened in December last year; her dream was realised and those of foodies in the area, and within a short space of time, the restaurant is now a roaring success! A chef who trained in France, Betty even has her own recipe book! Her new young chef shares Betty’s love for French style cuisine. Betty has a life-

long love for good food, “Basic good French cooking Bistro style,” she says. Tasca means tavern in Valenciano and the wooden chalet structure gives that feel. Outside there are two petanque courts, a kids play area and great views. Dogs are welcome – it’s how it’s done in France! You’ll find great food at

very reasonable prices, with lunch time ‘menu del dia’ at €9.95. Typically, on a recent menu were, soup/Russian salad/ spinach with blue cheese sauce/small pasta carbonara special salad. Main courses are: Boeuf Bourgignon/Pasta Carbonara/Fish cakes and salad/Quiche, all served with fresh vegetables. Desserts range from

Oranges in caramel and brandy/chocolate brownie/ apple crumble/strawberry parfait. A drink is included, also bread and alioli. “We change it weekly,” says Betty. Fancy a la carte? Try the chicken breast stuffed with homemade pate, wrapped in bacon and served in a red wine and brandy jus with a timbale of fresh seared vegetables (€9), or the lambs liver on a bed of mash in a red wine sauce with bacon (€7) (this is really a work of art!!). They also do a fantastic shared platter for two for only €10,95. There’s an evening menu for €12.50 incorporating platters with a starter menu and dessert and half a bottle of wine See the website for more info, or call 609 477 476.

Vices and Virtues CAMEO Entertainers are pleased to announce their new show, Vices and Virtues which will have its premiere performance at Bar Nou, Senija, Saturday September 29. Tickets are €15 each to include a two-course meal with wine and the show. Doors open at 7pm, dinner will be at 7.30pm and the show will commence at approximately 9pm. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Cameo Box office on 656 483 645 or email There will also be a charity raffle.

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SONGS YOU LOVE: Will be sung by The English Choir.

Showtime Spectacular to raise funds for Help

‘SHOWTIME SPECTACULAR’ and other songs you love, will be performed at Alcalali Theatre on Friday October 5 by The English Choir. Tickets priced at €7 are available from the Help Charity Shops in Alcalali and Jalon and also at Bar Òle in Jalon (opposite Rastro/Car Park).

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Doors and Bar open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Anyone who enjoyed the musicals My Fair Lady, South Pacific and Les Miserables will probably love this show. There will be some Abba to get you dancing, Unchained Melody and One Voice (memorably sung by Delboy

and Rodney), You Raise me up, and Rhythm of Life will also feature. With lots more songs it promises to be a fantastic evening. Please support this event and help to raise funds to allow Jalon Valley Help to assist more people in need in the valley.




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For one night only By Bernard King

‘cabaret’ artistes, Rob Sweeney, that they found themselves presenting another ‘one-off’ concert at the Alcalali theatre. Three weeks before the curtain went up on ‘Aspects of Musicals’ starring Rob Sweeney the house was sold out. They are now back with a third showing of some of the best loved and most talented local singers. This time on the Alcalali theatre stage on

Wednesday October 31. The star of their ‘one-off’ mark THREE years ago Vernon and Celia three is again Rob Sweeney who, in Pearce came up with the idea of addition to singing songs from wellhelping the cancer care charity, known musicals and a well-loved mix MABS by putting on the theatre stage of ballads and up-tempo songs, will some of the cabaret acts they had be performing a tribute to Michael greatly enjoyed in Costa Blanca bars Buble. and restaurants. The show was a sellGiven that one of the reviews of out. Rob’s early cabaret performances on So impressed were they with the the Costa Blanca included “ … lovely extraordinary talent of one of those rich voice and at times sounded like Michael Buble”, who could be more ideal to pay tribute to one of the world’s best loved singers? Joining Rob on the Alcalali theatre stage will be Naimh O’Sheehan and the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir. Dublin born mother of three, Naimh sings from the heart feeling the emotion of a ballad and enjoying the party buzz of an up tempo number. She will be adding some traditional Irish numbers to her performance. The Costa Blanca Male FEMALE LEADS: Rebecca Welfoot (left) and Natasha Lakin. Voice Choir, which was formed as recently as 2007 with a dozen members, will enthral the ‘one night only’ audience You can find out what and pretentious, and both with the sound of over 30 THE female leads in Oscar singing in Wilde’s ‘The Importance of happens to the pair in the are sixth form students at voices wonderful, perfect Theatre’s The Lady Elizabeth School. Being Earnest’, have much Careline the harmony and will perform for Curtain-up performance in Alcalali in common. Both Cecily Cardew and which runs from Thursday Thursday to Saturday several numbers with Rob. This years ‘one-off’ is Gwendolen Fairfax are October 18 to Sunday performances is at 8.00pm. hopelessly in love; both are October 21, directed by The Sunday performance is billed as ‘Voices of a matinee and curtain-up is Distinction’ and, once intent on marrying a man Andy Crabb. Rebecca Welfoot plays at 3.00pm. Tickets are €12 again, will be supporting named Ernest; both are eager to embrace each Cecily who is a country girl with a 10% discount for MABS. Seats are priced at other as sisters but will and as unspoilt as a pink party bookings of 10 and fight each other tooth and rose. Natasha Lakin plays over. Ring the box office on €12.50 and can be booked on 965 577 461. Gwendolen who is artificial 652 294 750 to book. nail for their man.

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A GREAT BUSINESS: Forming part of the Team in Spain from the Benissa office is (from left) Laura, Cristina, Sandra, Amparo and Lili. Advertising Feature

Spotlight on VillaSpain VillaSpain specialises in holiday villa rentals that are located in Javea, Moraira, Calpe, Denia and their surrounding areas, served from its offices in Benissa, and from Brighton in the UK since 1994. VillaSpain prides itself on its transparent platform for villa owners. An owner can view occupancy, duration period, party number, rental rates charged out, including surcharges and even fuel meter charges made, which all forms part of the full financial reporting as well as visitor statistics to an owner in real-time on an owner’s login. Should there be a cancellation then the owner is secure in the knowledge that rental income is credited to the owner’s account, in accordance with the terms of booking. In fact, a transparent system, with a pooled linen service for owners and holidaymakers, and a great service on the ground allows an owner to have absolute piece of mind. Each villa owner gets on average over 60 visitors per day per villa listing, which is a result of investment and effort made with the website over many years, and its

continuous marketing programme that has resulted in being able to achieve the highest Google ranking and links of all Costa Blanca rental agents. There are no listing or set-up fees either. The holidaymaker experiences a platform that delivers live search results in several easy formats, virtual tours, full villa description, grading, refined search on preferences, registration of villas of interest for automated alerts, substantial local content information, seven day back-up support on the ground in Spain and in the UK, as well as cost free security from credit card acceptance. A holidaymaker does not get any irritating charges for final clean, damage charges that have not yet occurred,

booking fees, credit card charge or late arrival fees. Bruce Gibson’s background was in the wine trade in the UK, having owned his own wine import, restaurant and HMCE Bonded warehouses in London, so learned a few skills about service and its delivery to clients. “A business is only as good as its people and we are very proud and fortunate to have an excellent Spanish team who enjoy working with owners and who are all dedicated to the same quality of service, regardless of any issue that arises and without fuss. “Together with a great team on the villa website and admin back in the UK it is service not dissimilar from those heady days in the wine trade.” 665 936 468


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Javea Homefinders here to help -Years of helping sellers and buyers in JaveaOUR reputation for being hardworking, reliable and trustworthy has taken years to build and means everything to us. We are a small dedicated team who offer a no-nonsense property service based on integrity, honesty and outstanding customer care. The best recommendation is from previous clients and we are proud of the fact that many of our old clients do come back to use our services when they next come to buy or sell. Basically we have happy clients, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we want. We specialise in the sale of properties in and around Javea. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we do! So whether you are looking for a luxury villa in a top Javea location, or a bargain apartment, Javea Home Finders are here to help you in your search for the perfect property. And we make these

MIKE: We specialise in the sale of properties. genuine promises to you. Firstly, we listen. Many people feel that agents have their own agenda, and arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in tune with what their clients actually want â&#x20AC;&#x201C; perhaps because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not listening to them? Well we listen. We advise as well, but we act for

you and do our best to achieve what you want. We guide and support you all the way through your transaction and are always on hand to help. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t waste your time. And it works, our clients realise this and appreciate it. All of this

Call in to our office at Avenida Libertad, Javea. Call us on 966 470 133, mobile 600 235 942, or check out our website, www.javea where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see our constantly updated selection of properties and where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy to use home search tool where you can set out your exact requirements before the search engine lists properties. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re friendly, reliable and PAULA: We offer guide and support. professional and we look forward to makes things easier for you. helping you achieve your We are based on Javeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals. Arenal. We have a large CHOOSE US TO HELP YOU selection of properties in Javea FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN and the surrounding areas. JAVEA

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A direct solution for people selling their property in Spain

D DV International Investments Director Dennis Verstralen.

V INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS is a young, dynamic, independently operating real estate purchasing company, which specialises in the direct purchase of real estate in Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. We are a subsidiary of Hooghuys Vastgoed BV, whose main office is in the Netherlands, and we have been active in the real estate market for more than 35 years.

Hooghuys Vastgoed BV has recently been approached several times by clients from Spain, who are having a hard time selling their real estate. Hooghuys Vastgoed BV immediately responded to this situation and set up DV International Investments in Spain. This was done to provide an accurate service, which may and can be expected of DV International Investments.

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Insurance for your boat in Spain Any boat, any waters, any use, anywhere EDWARD WILLIAM MARINE SERVICES is a traditional company, with old fashioned values. Their tag line is simple and to the point: Marine insurance for any boat, any waters, any use, anywhere. The insurance policies offered are available in English and/or Spanish. The boat insurance certificate comes in a recognised international format with further options of both a Spanish and/or an English copy, at no extra charge. So wherever you sail, whatever waters you enter, your boat is covered and you know it. All boats are considered and then invariably accepted, the procedure is simple, call the Edward William office during office hours, state your request and you will be given your insurance quote straight away. All agents have personal underwriter experience and are authorised to make a decision. No one size fits all computer created quotes here, each boat and owner is unique and individually catered for. Many insurance companies simply will not take on non-run of the mill boats, at Edward William they maintain “there is a premium for

We do not mediate in selling your apartment, villa or house, but purchase directly. DV International Investments gives you 100 per cent certainty and therefore there are no sales talks or attempts to sell on your behalf, acting as an estate agency. DV International Investments directly and independently buys your house, apartment or villa. This direct purchase appeals to many clients, especially because real estate agents they have dealt with in the past have been unable to sell their property. The recession certainly plays a part, as does the banks’ unwillingness to provide mortgages to

DV International Investments buys directly from private individuals

Each boat and owner is unique and individually catered for.

every risk”, all you have to do is ask or go to the website

Their website is again simple and to the point, where it says insurance, fill out the “Proposal /Quotation form” and click send, they will get back to you. There is also a new, boats for sale section, open to all and free of charge. It’s important to understand just what

you are getting with any insurance. No point chit chatting about the finer parts and small print of some insurance document you cannot understand that appears to limit your boat to coastal Spanish waters

Insurance certificates can be in both Spanish and English. only when you are off the coast of Malta or half way across the Atlantic. To date, Edward William have a strong

reputation for quality marine insurance and personal service, not only in Europe but in Australia, New Zealand, The Americas, The Pacific Rim and the Caribbean. In the last 13 years they have been following and building up that reputation here in Spain. So, if you’re in any boat business, quality ‘introducers’ with integrity are welcome and remunerated for their efforts. If you are a boat owner yourself give them a call on 952 476 090 and get a quote for your boat today. Any boat, any waters, any use, anywhere.

buyers. This means that in our opinion the housing market has practically come to a complete standstill. DV International Investments has the fitting solution for you and buys directly from private individuals, such as yourself, as well as from investors, building promoters and banks. Should this appeal to you, please call or email DV International Investments at Tel: 0031 – 40 – 212 30 30 or to set up an informal meeting, so you can convince yourself that a quick and correct sale is also an option for you. In order to speed up the procedure we would appreciate it if you could email us as much information as possible about your apartment, villa or house, accompanied by pictures.

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WE buy all Omega/Rolex watches. Gold Centre Altea 697 193 941

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S O L I TA I R E d i a m o n d r i n g s needed. Gold Centre Altea 697 193 941

ELECTRICIAN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE on the Costa Blanca. Electrical upgrades, downgrades, meter boxes moved to boundaries. Rewiring with all paperwork issued. Installation of ICP switch and box for Iberdrola requirements. Tel: Mark 608 669 165 or 965 831 082 (97455)

ALL silver items bought for cash. Gold Centre Altea 697 193 941


I BUY RECORDS 50’s to the 90’s. Best prices for good records. Tel: 622 750 117 / 962 851 809 (101062)

Aircon/Heating GENERAL plumbing, water filter systems, water softener, air conditioning, gas/electric water boilers. Call your local plumber Alfaz del Pi/Altea/La Nucia - Todo Agua 965 889 923 / 628 313 212

Airport Transfers AIRPORT TRANSFERS Airport Taxis/Minibuses/Coaches


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

Building Services Call for a free quotation 965 835 939 MINI DIGGER, Dumper, Bobcat with operator for hire. Pedregeur based. Keith 639 620 448 REFLECTIONS BUILDING SERVICES. ALL ASPECTS OF BUILDING WORK. 648 453 365 Tel 966 807 098. Free quotes given.

AT MICHAEL´S – Two lovely white sofas with matching armchair. See more than 600 photos on: AT MICHAEL’S - Very large bottle fridge and wine cooler. Gas cooker. Fridge/freezer. Tumble dryers. Top loading dryer. AT MICHAEL’S. You can get part exchange on certain beds when you buy a New Bed from our New Bed shop in the Arenal. See photos :

TOTAL POOL CARE. Leak detection, structural repairs, regrouts and retiling, replacement pumps, lights, sand filters etc. Tel: 654 687 536 (96092)

AT MICHAEL’S Compare our unbeatable quality and prices on beds. We can supply any size NEW bed you want. Quick delivery. Bedshop 965 792 647

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50M LENGTH plastic irrigation, drip feeders 3 per metre, 20€ per 50m. Buyer collects. 606 380 799

CALPE, freehold, owner selling pub/café, 70sqm, equipped, nr Saturday market, 120,000€ ONO. 654 849 020 (101086)


JEWELLERY and watches including as new, Spanish van with canopies etc. Complete business. Established 18 years Benidorm market. Ready to work. Owner emigrating. Cheap for quick sale. Land line evenings 965 013 185 / Mobile 634 345 013 (101088)

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ELECTRICIAN Javea and surrounding areas. Fully qualified 667 591 961 (101162) Tel 966 807 098 Free quotes given. Tel. 966 807 098 .Free quotes given.


Floor Polishing

SOCIETY for the protection of Animals in Need (S.P.A.I.N). We buy, sell and exchange anything at CHARITY WAREHOUSE in Gata de Gorgos. House clearances, furniture, collectables, bankrupt stock etc. Collect/deliver 965 756 215 / 665 653 998 (95962)

FLOOR POLISHING, all marble types. Excellent professional, excellent service. Free estimates. Tel: 627 103 412 (99518)

PURELY MAINTENANCE For all your maintenance needs - big or small, contact Carl on 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 email pure

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Chimney Sweep CHIMNEY Sweep, .Clean, efficient service.660 844 623 (97474)

Cleaning A1 SPECIALIST CLEANING. Carpets, upholstery, 15 years experience 965 058 177 / 697 511 071 www.britishbusinesspagesin (100314)


SATELLITE TV, Freesat Digiboxes, Sky Digiboxes, Sky Subscription Cards no UK address. Dish installation, fault finding service. For the best price and service contact Base Satellite on 962 800 807 or 667 427 271 . Mail order service to the whole of Spain

Friendship FIND LOVE IN THE SUN w w w. i w a n t 2 m e e t y o u . c o m . Browse for free Spain´s No. 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (204448)

RETIRED jeweller will buy unwanted/broken gold jewellery, coins and silver items. Cash paid. 627 019 403 (99504)




BEFORE we have a beautiful time together, may I first invite you to a nice dinner at a place of your choice for some light conversation about art, psychology or so and see how we go from there. Are you a slim, adventurous, openminded young lady between 35 and 65 with a swell sense of humour? Call me at 687 601 036 and lets talk about where we can meet. Look forward to hearing from you. Paul (101180)

Gardening COMPUTER SERVICES: Internet, ADSL. Repairs, maintenance, new or second hand. All your computer needs call David 629 672 538 or 965 584 071 (101208)

COMPUTER & INTERNET REPAIR. Expert advice. Professional Web Design. Check for details www.callmike .eu / Mike 600 887 515

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GOLD CENTRE ALTEA N332 - Albir. See the main ad on page 5.


PALCOMPUTER in Albir,PC,Notebook and Mac.NEW:iPhone repair., info@pal 966 865 078/673 913 339 (97438)

RETAIL CURTAIN and Bed Linen Business. Established 6 years near Javea/Moraira. €18,000.00 plus stock at cost. Van available. 696016718

GOLD WANTED The Gold Centre Altea/Albir. Selling gold? Check your buyer is registered with the National Police and registered. For your own security DO NOT sell in public places or to traders without premises or landlines and check around for best prices. Come to us for a safe, confidential transaction.

OASIS Garden Pool Maintenance, Calpe to Javea. Call Martin 669 261 868 (97473) TREE SPECIALIST, cut and removal of palm/pine trees. Size not a problem. Also dangerous & difficult work. Garden cleaning and gravelling. Free estimates. 627 103 412 (99518)

Gold Wanted ALEXANDERS Antique Jewellers pay top London prices. Est 2003, Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. Javea port seafront. 965 792 595 GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (99222)

Price per word: 0,42€ + IVA minimum 15 words - Discount: Book 10 weeks, get 2 weeks free - Deadline: 4pm Mondays North Levante Office Phone +34 965 842 777 • Fax +34 965 845 280 • email / South Torrevieja Office Phone +34 96 671 3596 • Fax +34 96 671 5889 • email




27 September - 3 October 2012 Costa Blanca North SEX CINEMA ‘El Sofa’. (Straight, Gay and Bi rooms), Calle de la Parra 5, Benidorm www.SexCinema (97998) Javea, Moraira, Christina, Eastern European lady massage and more. Older gentlemen welcome, also weekends. Tel: 667 817 407 or 661 034 261 (97343)

Internet MEMOBILE the cheapest internet is born. 550mb, 5.00€ inc IVA. 629 293 042 (99554)

Locksmith LOCKSMITH/ELECTRICIAN/C ARPENTER for emergency safe opening, Altea based. Call Michael Rice 686 513 510 or Sean Gannon 667 507 630 (101007)


MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302) GOING HOME ? Want to swap UK Reg RHD Mitsubishi L200 warrier immaculate cond inside/outside taxed,mot 43.000 kms cash either way 646 600 898 (94920) JUST BRAKES, JUST SERVICING. Competitive rates. Call Dave 634 408 749 (99228) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyanycar@ (201970)

BENIDORM C/ Kennedy. Young, gorgeous, English speaking, Spanish, brunette will fulfil all your fantasies. All erotic services. Home visits or in her apartment. 678 985 867 (101077) ALFAZ DEL PI/ALBIR, Noelia, young, sexy, beautiful lady offers massage & escort service. 688 305 774 (99503) ALTEA/BENIDORM Russian lady, massage, escort service. 671 218 624 (101066) BEAUTIFUL, Sexy, High Class German Lady, 27, Discreet Luxury Apartment Benidorm 697 648 395 (101021) GORGEOUS ENGLISH BLOND 45 years gives discreet massage, 1 hour or over night stay. 15 mins Alicante airport.Tel Karen: 662 049 021 (101006)

MOBILE WELDING SERVICE, gates, rejas, railings etc. Made to measure or repaired. Free quotes. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Calpe. Dave: 616 173 699 / 965 834 869

Mobile Homes WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzicaley@ (100120) 2 BED static caravan, CH & DG on the stunning Lakeside Holiday Park., Chichester. Park opens for 50 weeks of the year. Site fees paid up till 2014. £36,995. 07851 374359 pefraser@parkholidays. com


Painter/Decorator W. D GILMOUR. Painter & Decorator. Established 35 years in Moraira. Estimates FREE. Call William on 609 691 776 or 966 197 170. (97457) SIKKENS Elastomeric silicone coatings. This waterproofs/ protects walls. Wooden Door Spraying. 678 179 346 (97340) painting, decorating, renovation. Est. Costa Blanca 1995. Estimates free. Tel 649 181 526 (97279) PETE THE PAINTER clean, reliable, best rates, Calpe and surrounding areas. Regular window cleaning service also available. 676 178 347 (99531)

Personal Readers of a sensitive disposition may find some of the advertisements in this section offensive. GENTLEMEN. A happy love life with the amazing blue pill. Guaranteed. Amazing (from 2€). Delivery North Costa Blanca. Call Keith 687 357 529

SOS INSURANCE. Best prices available. Call us first for all your insurance needs. Including funeral plans. Tel: 966 787 123/622 275 561

THE BEST FROM GERMANY, VERONICA SEXY LADY. 27, tall, 1.78, brunette, beautiful face, playboy body, lovely. Discreet luxury apt, 7 days, 10am - 11pm. Benidorm 697 648 395 (97452)

ALBIR; BENIDORM, Young beautiful lady, speaks English, offers massage & escort services. 626 096 866 (101078)

PLUMBING & ELECTRICS, Kitchens & Bathrooms. Tel: 634 401 805 (97341)

Pool Services A.P.M. Pool Maintenance. Visit our shop for all your pool products, one off lessons, Sand Change, New Pumps and Filtros, Cleaning Contracts. Call Linda on 966 499 314 / 654 443 638 (97493)

LONG LET. Alfaz apartment in Avenida Pais Valenciano. 3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, gallery, terrace, solario, furnished. 647 622 223. Call after 3pm (101186) JAVEA VILLA for winter or long rental, great location, 4 beds, 3 baths, large plot, pool, tennis court. Tel. 697 194 238 (99508) CHEAP winter lets from £30, yes only £30 per week near Gandia. Rentals also available in Albir and near Mojacar. Email: oasis or 696 090 776 (101031)

Property for Sale Maintenance, servicing and repairs. New pumps and filters, sand changes and regrouts. Pool equipment and oneoff lessons available. Moraira Benidorm. CALL TRISTAN 627 008 158 (95844)

SELL your property with Schaich Estate Agents. See our main ad on front page. (101045)

Professional Serv

OLIVA, 500 metres from beach, 2000m2 plot with 98m2 prefab house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, good quality kitchen, large living/dining area, pool and mobile home included in the price €75,000. 658 368 653 (99212)

CALPE, La Calalga, 75 metres to the beach and local amenities. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool. Only €265,000. Tel: 629 991 543 (99211)

Property Management

TV, ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT, satellite, amplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc. BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671

Motorhomes MOTORHOMES & caravans for sale / wanted. www.hispavan. com. Tel Leo 687 845 730 Tel. 966 807 098. Free quotes given


LDV CONVOY RHD 2.5 Tdi, 1 year MOT, 6 months tax, 2000. High top, twin axle good runner 2.000€ ovno. Twist and go Zen scooter 2008, 125cc, British reg, no tax, no MOT, 4,000km, black and chrome, similar to a Vespa 800€. Call Alan 606 380 799 (Ondara area) (101241)

Metal Works Call for a free quotation 965 835 939 (87006)

PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet or (95495) NEED YOUR PETS TAKEN CARE OF? Not kennels, just a friendly home. Large fenced area. 699 790 080 Altea (97344) PAWS PET TRANSPORT SPAIN UK SPAIN every month. We treat all pets as if they belonged to us. Maybe the best rates in Spain. Please call JOE on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or email Quote ewn1 (97486) QUALIFIED mobile dog groomer. At your house or mine. All breeds. References available. EVA 656 459 657 (101092)

Pet Insurance PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. info


WASHING MACHINE and all domestic repairs, Calpe/Campello BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (101097)

Property for Rent APARTAMENTOS PLAYA ALBIR SL. Quality rental accommodation with reception, 2 beds, 2 bath. Washing machine, air con, sea views and swimming pool. Available for short or long term let. / Tel/fax 966 866 206 (100774)

COMPLETE HOME SERVICES Villa changeovers, laundry, pool cleaning, gardening, and general maintenance. Everything You Need. North Costa Blanca. denise Denise 667 298 576 (97374)

Property Wanted VERY LONG TERM LET WANTED Javea area. Must have 4 beds & pool. Up to €700 pcm paid. 648 065 224 (99509)


M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420 euros pcm - 965 745 969 (89468) M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 euros per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468) TO LET LONG TERM, 1 bedroom apartment with garage, Aguamarina, Calpe, near Diamente Hotel 0044 (0)208 368 5562 (101178) A BEAUTIFUL 2 bedroom 2 bathroom (1 en suite) apartment with pool in Calpe. Walking distance to beach and town. Private terrace, store room, garage and lift. Well behaved pets considered! Tel 620 476 230 (99516)



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EWN 77 Costa Blanca North EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or www.focus-transport .com (96826) MAN & VAN Costa Blanca North Removals / delivery, house & garden clearance. Competitive rates. UK fixed prices. Call Graham 965 730 382 / 644 114 876 (101069) SPAIN2UK2SPAIN man and van. Trips between UK/Spain twice a month. Excellent rates. Also local removals and deliveries. Christine 965 571 837 / 638 261 341 (101176)

Scrap Vehicles SCRAP VEHICLES wanted for cash. Call 646 726 377 (101035)

Sewing MADE TO MEASURE loose covers. Choose from a wide range of materials in your own home. Javea area 686 453 827 (99073)


UK - SPAIN - UK. Local & distance work. Call Kevin. 627 075 334

BENIDORM & SURROUNDING AREAS, 2 men removals, house clearances. Also regular trips to UK. 655 239 797 (101110)

PRETTY single young women required for soon to open XXX Western Club near Finestrat. 608 094 861 PART TIME POSITION flexible hours for a Secretary / Admin assistant to work in a busy estate agents. Sense of humour compulsory. MUST be computer literate and Spanish speaking, good with people, trustworthy, a problem solver & able to work on own initiative. Please send your CV to (99557)

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Structural Surveys MARK PADDON BSc Hons. Building surveying. MCIOB, CAAT. From 245 EUROS + IVA. Insured and legally registered in Spain. Tel: 653 733 066 / 962 807 247


Tax Affairs

BLANKET Factory tours require sales presenters for our show rooms near Alicante. We also require female sales assistants. Must be native British. Call European Health on freephone 900 713 647 (99554)

FURNITURE VAN for HIRE with driver. Careful local moves, Costa Blanca & UK. Hourly rate or fixed price. Call 676 644 014 VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN leaving every 2 weeks. Great rates. Contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or email Quote EWN1 (97486)

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27 September - 3 October 2012

Pego Golf Society’s Individual Stableford By Donna Green FORTY-NINE members and three guests of Pego Golf Society played on

their home course of Oliva Nova. Of the three guests – Geoff Nicholson, Raymond Young and Malcolm Nash – Nash took the guest

WINNERS: Showing off their prizes.

prize with 35 points playing off 10.

Winners: 1st Thelma Saul 36 points off 31.2 2nd Jim Gillies 38 points off 14.0 3rd Brendan Young 37 points off 16.7 4th Tony Jerman 36 points off 20.5 5th Steve Legg 36 points off 31.2 Nearest the pin: 3rd John Chessher 16th Danny Herron Two’s: Dave Collins, Dave Bell, Andrew Harrison, Steve Legg, Danny Herron and Ian Robertson Next week is the always popular ‘Captain’s Day’, Following the presentation of prizes will be a lunch in the Oliva Nova restaurant. Entries via the website on The game was Gordon Holloway, Michael sponsored by Paul Tolley, Taylor, Steve Robinson, teaching professional at Chris Field and Nick Berry Oliva Nova. on the tricky 17th. The next fixture is on Wednesday October 3, as the majority of Warblers are off to Salou for the week. For info call 634 351 950 /

The Orba Warblers

FORTY-EIGHT Orba Warblers Golf Society players turned out for the trip to Alicante golf course. The best score of the day went to a division two player; Nick Berry with 39 points off his handicap of 20.1, a number soon to be reduced by 1.6 inching him ever closer to division one.

Second position went to Brooke Williamson with 34, third to Arthur Sullivan with 33 and fourth was John Daniels on countback. Division one was won by Chris Field with 37 points off 9.5. All six of the parr 3’s were worth a prize and the winners were Derek Gray,

ALL SMILES: The winners after the competition.

Montgo Golf Society’s Hannah Marsden trophy

MONTGO Golf Society’s Hannah Marsden trophy attracted a field of 42 members and three guests for a stableford competition, again sponsored by Hannah’s granddad, Bob Marsden. The winner was Mike Farmer with an excellent score of 38 points from his 9.3 handicap with second place going to Carla Chaszczwieski on 36 points from 22.5. Sponsor Bob took third spot on 35 points, with two players tied on 34 points for fourth and fifth place, count

back gave George Braddick the higher placing from Steve Legg . Nearest the pins on the 3rd and 16th went to guest Tony Hirst and George Braddick with best second shots on the 5th and 18th being taken by John Lamont and Neil Carter. Two special prizes went to Trevor Colgate taking 13th place (Hannah’s birthday) and the David Leadbetter ‘How to play golf’ prize went to John Day who finished as the strongest player.



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27 September - 3 October 2012 Costa Blanca North FLICKR, WONKER

SO BALANCED: Arsenal and Manchester City showed their credentials for top league positions.

Wins for United, Vos and Vettel By Tony Matthews

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

two years to stay top of the PL. However, Oscar should have had an ‘Oscar’ for diving and Ivanovic given a nine for his belly-flop! Manchester United defeated 10-man Liverpool 2-1… rivals City were held 1-1 by Arsenal, Everton had 30 attempts at goal in winning 3-0 at Swansea… Newcastle

leading when his McLaren suffered gearbox failure. He’s now 52 points adrift of championship leader Alonso with only 150 to ‘drive for’. And for the record, there’ll be two Grand Prix in the USA next year, one in New Jersey.

edged out Norwich (just)… WBA, 1-0 victors over Reading, made it three successive home wins without conceding a goal; the last time they did this was in 190… Southampton climbed off the bottom by whipping a poor Aston Villa team 41… Spurs came from behind to beat QPR 2-1… and Fulham won at Wigan. And, oh, in the Championship, Craig Davies hit four goals in 19 second-half minutes as Barnsley won 5-0 at Birmingham. • FORMULA ONE Last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix was won by Sebastian Vettel, with Jenson Button second and Fernando Alonso third. Lewis Hamilton was

CHARGING BULL: Sebastian Vettel drove brilliantly in Formula One’s night race.

• CRICKET – In the 20/20 WC, New Zealander Brendon McCullum set a new record by smashing a 58-ball 123 (seven sixes and 11 fours) in his side’s 59-run victory over Bangladesh. At the time of writing England, the holders, had beaten Afghanistan but lost by 90 runs to India. England’s women are also going for 20/20 glory… and for the record, Kevin Pietersen wants to tour New Zealand in February. We’ll see! • RUGBY – Harlequins still head the Aviva PL after thumping Leicester 22-7… and Warrington Wolves (chasing the double) and Leeds Rhinos are through to SL Cup semifinals. • BOXING - Excricketer, now fighter, Andrew Flintoff, trained by Barry McGuigan, will have his first heavyweight bout in Manchester on November 30… Ricky

Hatton (now 33) has returned to the ring three years after his last fight with Manny Pacquiao… And Amir Khan and his long-time coach/trainer Freddie Roach have separated. • HORSE RACING Camelot failed to emulate Nijinsky’s treble-winning feat of 1970 when finishing second in the St Leger. • MOTOR SPORT – The British Touring Car




• FOOTBALL – Recent action in the Champions and Europa League saw group victories for Manchester United and Arsenal, draws for Chelsea and Celtic and a defeat here in Spain for Manchester City (v Real Madrid) in the former, while a relatively youthful Liverpool side came back from 3-2 down to beat Young Boys of Berne, and Spurs and Newcastle contested 0-0 draws in the latter. This week some intriguing third round Capital One League Cupties have taken place, including Chelsea-Wolves, Leeds-Everton, Manchester City-Villa, WBA-Liverpool on Tuesday and ArsenalCoventry, Carlisle-Spurs and Manchester UnitedNewcastle yesterday. Last weekend Chelsea beat Stoke 1-0 with Ashley Cole’s first goal for

championships continued at Rockingham last week where Matt Neal, Jason Plato and Gordon Shedden were all chasing vital points. • TENNIS – Laura Robson (one set all and 30 up in the decider) was in tears after losing to SuWei Hsieh in her first WTA final in China. Jo Durie, in 1990, was the last GB female winner of a major championship. And Any Roddick has retired.

Cycling legend • CYCLING – Dutch lass Marianne Vos became only the second woman to win an Olympic/World double in the same year with victory in last Saturday’s road race.

VOS IS FOR VICTORY: Holland’s Marianne Vos is already a cycling legend.

Costa Blanca North 27 September - 3 October 2012 Issue 1421  

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

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