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Parents warn of child snatch fear COSTA Blanca parents have warned of a man who could be a potential child snatcher. Police have been alerted about the man, who was seen acting suspiciously near children and tried to grab a youngster at the weekend. Anyone seeing the man, believed to be of Moroccan origin with a slim build, about 5ft 10ins tall and with dark brown hair and a grey fringe, should contact the police. The man was originally spotted in Entre Naranjos on Saturday watching

children for an hour as he sat nearby with his phone. On Sunday, he returned and grabbed Donna and Martin Veryard’s eight-yearold daughter around her wrist and collar. She kicked, fought back and ran off, and the man then sped off in a white Peugeot Partner van. “I have three children and I have sat them down and gone through what to do if anyone should try to grab them. Luckily Ronnie fought back and ran off. We are very lucky she is still here and we now urge all parents to be cautious and

look out for this man.” Donna’s children had been staying at a friend’s in Entre Naranjos on Saturday night when they joined youngsters playing outside. They all ran off chasing a ball leaving Ronnie on her own. The man grabbed her.

Another boy saw what happened and chased the man who had left the van running and had the back door open. Police were later given a description of the man. “They are taking it very seriously,” Donna added.

INJURED IN AFGHANISTAN: Lee Sample.

Lee an inspiration CHARITY TRIQE continues to raise funds for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity (QEH) as local bar owner’s stepson Lance Sergeant Lee Sample, of the Irish Guards attached to the Scots Guards, was recently injured in Afghanistan. Full story on Page 5

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Jobless stats revealed LATEST unemployment figures in Alicante state 3,359 more jobless were added during October making a total of 225,796, according to the Ministry of Employment

Fiscal reboot A €30 million budget surplus during the 2011 fiscal year was approved by the Alicante regional government. This brings the province’s economy closer to stability, the Treasury has said.

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CATALUÑA’S independence-seeking president Artur Mas was apparently disappointed by his recent visit to Moscow. He was courteously received but offered no high-level meetings. What did he expect? Mas’s independence credo is unlikely to win him new friends in Russia, which never did back Kosovan independence. And Moscow now has too many problems with some of its own autonomous regions to want to start messing with someone else’s.

SPAIN blocked Yves Mersch’s appointment to the European Central Bank (ECB), claiming this prevents a woman’s presence on the board until 2016. The sentiment is admirably gender-aware but Finance Minister Luis de Guindos gave the game away by commenting that Mersch is ‘unsuitable’. And so he is, to Spain at least, who no longer has anyone on the ECB board. There is more than one way of saying “So there!”

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IT plan put forward THE regional government has presented software companies in Alicante Province with a cooperation plan (Plan Moderniza 6.0) to enable town halls to be provided with new technologies.

Energy plan

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EIGHT new towns from a total of 80 from all over Alicante have been included in the regional government’s Energy Optimisation plan.

FOUR kiosks with room for a café-bar, including one in the Isla de Corfu area, will be put out to tender by Alicante City Hall.

War heritage CIVIL War shelters in Alicante will be restored following the same pattern used in Almeria, after the Trade and Works councillors visited the Andalucian city on a factfinding tour.

Organ donors MORE than 1,179 people have signed up to the organ donor register so far at Alicante University’s General Hospital this year. Up to 11,000 samples have been accumulated since 2010.

Paying respects AROUND 50,000 people visited Alicante Cemetery during the All Saints’ Day long weekend, the Council of Safety reported.

Dutch promo MORE than 40 Dutch holiday operators presented Costa Blanca as a top destination, after Tourism Board representatives took part in an Amsterdam workshop.

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TAKING TOLL: Who’s using the autopistas?

Toll road traffic falls drastically

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RAFFIC levels on toll motorways in Spain have fallen to levels last seen 14 years ago. Since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007, levels have fallen 27 per cent to a daily average of 15,775 vehicles, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Six years ago, the daily average was 22,454, leading many of the companies which manage the toll motorways to the brink of bankruptcy. There are now 1,706 kilometres of toll motorways in Spain, which saw traffic levels fall in the first six months of this year by 8.7

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‘The president of Cataluña, Artur Mas, has become a danger for the citizens of Cataluña and for democracy itself. […] He is immersed in a reportedly totalitarian position.’

PP party Vice-secretary of Political Campaign Organisation, Carlos Floriano.

per cent compared to the same period in 2011, and this trend is expected to continue and even worsen, mainly due to the rise in VAT in September and the rise in the price of toll fees. The average number of heavy vehicles like buses and lorries has been even worse, reaching levels seen 19 years ago of around 2,234 per day on average and falling 9.7 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year. The maximum average of 3,985 vehicles was reached in 2002.

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gay and lesbian marriages have been held in Spain officially since they were legalised in July 2005. The current government has now petitioned the High Court to revoke the law.

HUNDREDS gathered in Alicante’s Zona Norte (north area) for the 5th Marcha Civica, an event promoting integration of Latin American residents, including parades and live music.

On hold DOCTORS who passed the exams for public job positions in Alicante are still waiting for a response from the government, the Valencia Medical School has reported.

Pricey uni BENEFITS fell by 6.5 per cent at Alicante University due to the rise in registration fees this educational year, the vice-chancellor’s office has announced.

and finally... APPLE’S iPad Mini, recently launched in the US market for an average retail price of $329 (€257), has a manufacturing cost of $188 (€147), according to market researcher iSuppli.


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Blood drive OVER 80 residents passed by the Musical Union Headquarters Torrevejense (UMT) to participate in the annual IV Blood Donation Marathon.

Tapas taste ALMORADI’S recent Tapas Trail and Outlet Fair has been hailed a success by the Association of Dealers in Almoradi and Hospitality Association bringing in a higher number of visitors and money to the area than last year.

Stay solid THE foundation ‘Mainel’ organised a charity classical concert at Bigastro’s Municipal Auditorium for a project in Nicaragua to help families who are in extreme poverty.

School talk ON Friday November 9 pupils at school in Rojales will receive talks from the Alicante Chamber of Commerce to encourage entrepreneurship, as part of the Institute Youth Council of Rojales’ campaign ‘Create your own business’.

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By Gemma Quinn THE battle between bar owners and residents has reared its ugly head in urbanisation La Marina again as bars face closure after visits by the Policia Nacional Autonomica checking music and licences. Visits by the authorities last week came after the Valencian Government received a high level of denuncias against establishments. Back in May, the Mayor of San Fulgencio met with bar owners saying that the municipality receives the most denuncias than any other municipality in the Valencian Community. He explained at the time that of the 45 establishments in San Fulgencio and the urbanisations, only 15 had their opening licences and just three had the correct licences that allowed them to have live music. But it was believed the town hall was willing to give as much leeway as possible to bar owners in helping them apply for licences and allow them to regulate themselves. Now it seems more complaints are being made by residents to

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GHOST TOWN: Bars in urbanisation La Marina face ruin as National Police threaten to close them over lack of music licences. higher authorities in Valencia. “There have been complaints made by residents, particularly around the Consum area.” said councillor for the urbanisations, Jeff Wiszniewski. “We have spoken to the people making the complaints and they just want peace and quiet, but unfortunately they don’t care if the bars are closed.” Jeff added that while the town hall has been working with bar owners, the residents complaining have gone straight to

Valencia who have sent police inspectors to assess the noise levels. “If a bar is inspected and they do not have the correct licences, they can be fined heavily and they have the power to shut down the bar for a period of time,” said Jeff. Bar owners have taken to local forums to vent their anger at the situation, with one saying: “We have seen the population decrease dramatically over the past four years. Not only because of the recession, but we are being told from many holidaymakers

that there is nothing to do here because of the police intervention with the noise.” With Christmas just around the corner, the Councillor for the Urbanisations has urged everyone who wants music or entertainment over the festive period to apply for a special ‘fiestas’ licence now. “These are normally easily granted but can take four to six weeks to come through. Anyone wanting help or more information with this should come in to the council offices in Calle Madrid.”

A 30-YEAR-OLD man from Könnern sued another man calling himself ‘Lady Gina’ as he claimed on the internet he was a woman, which led to a mix-up at their first sexual encounter.

Bully trick TWO children aged 8 and 13 were threatened by a gang with a fake gun to hand over their Halloween sweets, Rostock police said.

Money made CASH and vouchers are the most popular present ideas among the Germans, a survey by consultants Ernst & Young found.


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BLAZING MAD: Trouble erupts in Barcelona in March.

Spain braces itself for more strike action SPAIN is set for its Second General strike in eight months next Wednesday. Public transport could be badly hit and the centres of major cities effectively closed by protestors. But it seems unlikely the nation will grind to a huge standstill with schools and government offices expected to remain open. The Union General de Trabajadores (UGT) has called for

everyone affected by the present economic crisis and government cuts, including workers, consumers, students, pensioners and the jobless, to join in. The government has criticised the strike, saying it will not help solve unemployment. But with feelings high in some quarters over austerity measures and national unemployment at 25 per cent, both the UGT and

Wordplay authors signing SEVERAL members of local writers group, WordPlay, will be signing copies of their latest books at the Habaneras branch of Bookworld throughout November and December. Each Wednesday and Saturday, between 11am and 1pm, starting on November 14 and running through to December 8, Joy Lennick, KJ Rollinson and Nikki Dee will be available to sign copies of that day’s featured book.

Union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) are hoping for a massive turnout. Violence erupted in the centres of Madrid, Barcelona and other cities during the last General Strike on March 29 and much of Spain - especially in the major cities - was brought to a standstill as buses, and trains were left in their depots. Some flights were also affected, with easyJet, Ryanair and Iberia all cancelling services. While many shopkeepers tried to open, some malls were effectively closed by pickets stopping the public from entering. The UGT claimed a 77 per cent turnout nationally, with 97 per cent in industry and construction in March. Should support again approach these levels then widespread disruption is likely.

MARGARET SAMPLE, owner of Bar Stop in urbanisation La Marina has been an avid supporter of TRIQE after she came up with the idea of raising funds for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity (QEH), a charity collecting for the rehabilitation of wounded military personnel returning from war conflict. Since TRIQE’s formation thousands has been raised locally and sent to the QEH but now for Margaret, her efforts are even more poignant as she has had first hand experience of the QEH and what the charity does. Her stepson, Lance Sergeant Lee Sample, of the Irish Guards attached to the Scots Guards, was recently injured in Afghanistan and was flown to the QEH for treatment. The 22 year-old was on duty when a grenade hit him taking 60 per cent of his left arm muscles and leaving him with multiple shrapnel wounds down his left side. Following intensive

medical treatment at Camp Bastion he was back in Birmingham within 48 hours with medics working quickly to save him from losing both his left arm and leg. Marion Ham from TRIQE said, “There are many worthy causes collecting funds for war heroes but the injured are very rarely mentioned. “These brave folk have to not only come to terms with their (in many cases) horrendous injuries, but also have to come to terms with the rebuilding of their lives. “The QEH charity is passionate in the commitment of rehabilitating these brave people who need so much help to return into the real world.” The charity is now in the process of building Fisher House in the grounds of the QEH so family travelling to visit injured relatives have somewhere to stay close by and all the monies collected by TRIQE is for the ongoing support of Fisher House and the QEH charity.


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Tragic sign of times AS town halls throughout the Valencian Community seek extra income, some are looking towards their cemeteries. Valencia City Hall now orders more than 700 exhumations a year when families fail to renew rentals on cemetery

niches. Since 1969, it is no longer possible to acquire a niche in the city without a time limit of five, 20 or 50 years and although in the past officials were slow to chase up renewals, the financial crisis is changing that. Many families pay up

happily but not all can find the wherewithal and in around 15 per cent of cases, the niche is emptied and the remains reinterred in the cemetery’s common ossuary. The increase was described as ‘slight’ last week by the Cemeteries Delegation. Funerals are where the crisis bites more deeply and where economies are made, said a spokesman. This was also noticeable in the number of people choosing to be cremated, he said. Although cremation is often preferred for ethical or personal reasons, it was increasingly chosen because it is cheaper than burial.

Remembrance Day ARMISTICE DAY is being marked with remembrance services across Spain this weekend. The Poppy Appeal 2012 was launched last month and poppies are still available for people to purchase and wear with pride and support The Royal British Legion which assists Armed Forces personnel and their families. By making a donation for your poppy you are supporting those who have dedicated their lives to serving their country. Many of The Royal British Legion Branches, North District, are holding Remembrance Services, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/ spain-north or email secretary.rbl.dns@ gmail.com to find your nearest service.

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Infested palms under attack by red weevil ELCHE town hall’s handling of the red weevil invasion has been criticised by residents of the Palmerales district. Palm trees in the neighbourhood are under attack from the weevil, known in Spanish as the ‘picudo rojo.’ The plague is spreading throughout the area, and whatever action the town hall is taking, it is clearly not working, they complain. The trees are full of weevils and their cocoons and not only do they smell disgusting but dead branches dropping from the bigger trees are a danger to passers-by. Only the residents do anything to remove the fallen branches, they maintain. One of the worst trees can be seen on the pavement near the site of the weekly open-air market. “It is completed infected and more branches fall each day,” said a neighbourhood residents’ association The council was warned about the tree months ago, according to the association, but they were assured it was in good condition. They have been trying without success, to arrange a meeting with the town hall. “We want them to inspect the trees one by one,” a

Vegging out MORE than 32,000 hectares in production and 800 workers underline the growing biological agriculture business in Alicante. Half the land surface in the Valencia region used on bio gardening can be found in the province. There are more than 2,400 companies operating under the Bio label, said the local council.

spokesman said. The red weevil plague is unfortunately not

limited to Elche and has spread to Alicante city and other Costa Blanca

towns, where more infected palms are detected each day.

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Water plant a step nearer MUCHAMIEL’s €60 million desalinisation plant was completed last year but has yet to distribute any water. The central government has finally given permission to install the 19 kilometres of water pipes, four pumping stations and three water deposits necessary for the plant to become operational. The water will then supply Campello, San Juan, Muchamiel and Alicante City. Tenders with bids to construct the €15.5 million installation had to be in by the end of August and are now being studied. Compulsory purchase notifications were published in the Official State Bulletin (BOE) on Wednesday last week, and landowners given two weeks in which to appeal. More than 26,000 square metres of land will be required for the pipeline, pumping stations and water deposits. A further 40,000 square metres will be expropriated for right of way and an additional 90,000 square metres will be used to install equipment during construction. The project will take between 12 and 18 months, and should be completed by mid-2014.

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There’s less cash to splash on having fun AVERAGE spending in the Valencian Community on leisure and culture has fallen by €214 during the economic crisis. In 2007, each of the region’s inhabitants spent an average of €855.35 on spare time and cultural pursuits. By the end of 2008 this fell to €808, revealed INE, Spain’s national statistics office, and Valencian Community spending has continued to fall as the crisis sets in. Outlay on leisure and culture, which formerly accounted for 7.34 per cent of Valencian Community spending, now stands at 6.33 per cent. Average spending dropped to €722 in 2009 and €641 in 2010, falling to €641.68 last year. This is below the national average of €708 although this is also

LESS ON LEISURE: People are not spending as much on getting out and about. considerably less than the €819 spent in 2007. The Valencian Community now occupies 11th position in the INE rankings for this type of expenditure in Spain’s 17 regions. Madrid is the

biggest-spending region on leisure and culture, with an average of €915, followed by Cataluña (€827) and the Basque Region (€783). The INE study also analysed spending by each

family. This reveals once more the effects of the crisis on the standard of living in the Valencia Region, falling from an average €2,264 at the beginning of the crisis, to €1,661 last year.


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Keys lost SPARE keys to 180 cells in Belgium’s Leuven prison went missing, raising fears one of the inmates may have laid hands on them. One was a pass-key to 180 cells and another to the doors separating the jail’s 20 sections.

Bag-a-snake CLERKS at a South African post office fled for safety when they emptied a mail bag and a white python came slithering out. The onemetre, non-venomous snake was one of four sent in an express parcel that arrived at the Sabie Post Office.

Boar attack A WILD boar sparked chaos in China when it rampaged through an office and tried to escape through a window.

Crime fighters lose some, win some BY the end of September, Spanish properties suffered 92,930 offences of breaking and entering. This is 24.5 per cent more than the same period last year, according to Interior Ministry figures. So far this year, overall crime fell 1.6 per cent to 1,707,882 crimes and misdemeanours, compared with 1,735,870 in 2011. New methods for evaluating and computing criminal offences were partly responsible for the sharp rise in breaking and entering, the ministry claimed last week. Robbery with violence also increased in the first nine months of 2011, the ministry said, rising by

RISING CRIME: Home raids are on the up. 10.8 per cent from 64,883 to 71,910. There was also an upsurge in violent crime, by 7.2 per cent to 87,477. Manslaughter and murders fell by 9.4 per cent, with a total of 271 cases between January and the end of

September, 28 fewer than last year. Crime fell in the regions of Aragon, Melilla, Andalucia, the Valencian Community and Extremadura but rose in Ceuta, Navarra, Cantabria, the Basque Region and La Rioja.

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Health service cuts on medicines CUTS in health spending mean that Privigen, medication previously used in preventing miscarriages, is no longer freely available. A Madrid woman whose first child was born after four miscarriages thanks to Privigen was refused the same treatment for a subsequent pregnancy, she claimed. The capital’s Gregorio Marañon Hospital offered the treatment between 2005 and the beginning of this year, a spokesman explained last week. The drug, which can cost up to €6,000 for each pregnancy, was not withdrawn on financial grounds, the hospital insisted. In the past it was given in trials to pregnant women at risk of miscarriage but is now restricted to cases of immunodeficiency, myeloma and bone marrow transplants.


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Wedded bliss ANYONE who wants to attend the wedding of Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei could be one of 10 lucky fans winning invitations by posting on his Facebook page.He is getting hitched on November 9.

Pot luck DUTCH police arrested a woman in the port city of Rotterdam with 2,200 cannabis joints and 12 kilos of soft drugs. They went to the address looking for another man and noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from a locked bedroom.

Moose shock AN officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was injured after being charged by a bull moose while driving on patrol in central British Columbia.

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Spain’s regions argue over one millionth Russian tourist award LGA TAGANOVA became one in a million the moment she landed at Malaga Airport on October 31. She was the millionth Russian

tourist to visit Spain this year, but Cataluña was not happy. The honour should have gone to its own region, it argued, after

having welcomed 667,613 Russian tourists in the first nine months of this year. The decision was ‘incomprehensible’ Josep

No PP prizes for Bardem JAVIER BARDEM, Oscarwinner and husband of another Oscar-winner, Penelope Cruz, was dubbed a ‘great villain’ by PP politician Rafael Hernando. Earlier, Bardem had told an interviewer that Spain’s president Mariano Rajoy welcomed high unemployment figures. Labour conditions are ‘terrible’, the actor claimed, prompting a furious reply from Hernando.

OSCAR WINNER: Javier Bardem dubbed a ‘great villain’.

Maria Perramon, head of Cataluña’s tourist office for Russia and Eastern Europe, told the Spanish ambassador to Russia. Although only 66,125 Russian tourists visited Andalucia this year, the central government chose Malaga to celebrate the arrival of Olga Taganova, a doctor from the city of Vladimir. It is indisputable that one million Russian tourists visited Spain between January and October 31 but impossible to say exactly where the ‘tourist in a million’ touches down, admitted the Spanish embassy in Moscow. In Andalucia it is hoped that reaching the landmark number, together with direct flights between Malaga and Moscow, will encourage winter tourism. Spain is the third most important destination for Russian tourists, who each spend an average €1,500, half as much again as other nationalities.


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School rape claim A 15-YEAR-OLD was allegedly drugged and raped at the Huelva school where she boards. She felt ‘indisposed’ after drinking a glass of water offered by three boys at the school which is also a care centre, the girl’s mother claimed. Some time later she went to bed, where she was raped by all three. Doctors later found no external signs of violence, but prescribed standard medication for cases of this type. The girl was immediately moved by the education authorities to another centre and the alleged attack is currently under investigation by the authorities.

Swedes are on top, but Spain’s English improves

THE Swedes have come top of a league table for the best non-native English speakers. Education First’s English Proficiency Index for 2012 also shows that the Spanish speak better English than either the French or the Italians. The proficiency of more than 1.5 million adults from 54 countries and five continents was tested for grammar, vocabulary, reading and oral comprehension. Spain rolled home at 18th position with an average 55.89 out of a possible 100, overtaking France (54.28) and Italy (54.01). Both had obtained better marks than Spain in the previous Index based on data from 2007 and 2009. Spain has risen six places since then but managed only 14th place amongst the 18 European participants. The English spoken in Madrid is also the worst in Europe. Worldwide, women are generally better at English, but in Spain men obtained higher marks than women,

SWEDE TALK: But do they chant in English? with respective averages of 56.16 and 55.69. Spain, Portugal and Italy – all at the heart of the eurozone crisis and all at the bottom of the European rankings – are hampered by their relatively poor English.

Research suggests there is a strong link between skills in English and the amount of money a country earns though exports. Spain’s best English-speakers are found in the Basque Region, with an average mark of 57.90.

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No Catalan business A GALICIAN firm, infuriated by Cataluña’s calls for independence, has cancelled an order placed with a Catalan business. Confecciones Joti, based in Vilanova d’Escornalbou (Tarragona), makes work uniforms and the Galician client, whose name has not been revealed, placed an order worth €1,000 on September 19. On October 25, Confecciones Joti received a fax explaining the client had decided to suspend all purchases from Catalan firms “owing to its politicians’ disdain for Galicia.” Do not send the items because they will not be accepted, the fax continued. A fifth of Confecciones Joti’s orders come from Galicia, said owner Joan Oliveras, who hopes the boycott does not spread. “We are a family business,” he said. “I just want to work in peace.”


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Politician says sorry POLITICIAN Oriel Pujol has said he is sorry for comparing the relationship between Cataluña’s Socialists and the national PSOE party to ‘sodomy’. “I don’t know if I was having a bad day when I made that declaration, but I apologise,” said the secretary general of the CDC (Cataluña Democratic Party). “And I’d like it very much if Señor Montilla or Señora Chacon were to apologise when they offended me,” he added, in reference to prominent Catalan Socialists.

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Nationwide gang arrested for forging Tous gold jewellery TWENTY-TWO people have been arrested throughout Spain for their alleged involvement in a

network which forged the ‘Tous’ jewellery brand. The gold items were made in

warehouses in Cordoba, while silver and steel items were imported from Asia.

Nazi ‘theft’ Prado probe THE Prado Museum in Madrid has been asked by a Jewish family for help in tracing a set of paintings it claims were stolen by a ‘Hitler collaborator’. The collection contains works by Goya, Rubens and Tintoreto. The heirs to the art, who have travelled to Madrid to meet Prado officials, claim it was stolen by Hans Hoffman, German Consul in Malaga until his death in 1998. Hoffman was a member of the Gestapo, according to a report in El Mundo.

HELPING OUT: The Prado Museum in Madrid.

All of the items were despatched to retailers through a company in Ourense and sold at prices similar to the authentic products. More than 31,400 items valued at over €2 million have been seized, as well as the moulds and machinery used to make the forgeries. The National Police investigation began following a complaint from the owners of the Tous regarding intellectual property rights. The arrests took place in Asturias, Barcelona, Tarragona, Bilbao, Ciudad Real, La Rioja, A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Madrid, Malaga, Salamanca, Segovia, Valladolid, Valencia and Sevilla.


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Why do I need to join the ‘padrón’? Raul Candela talks to just one of the hundreds of town halls across the EWN’s six editions urging expats to sign up LIKE so many towns with a large expat community, Benalmadena, near Malaga on the Costa del Sol, needs as many foreigners as possible to sign on the ‘padrón’ (municipal register) to keep their public services running. In these tough economic times, towns are highly dependent on the budget that the state government allocates for schools, health and care centres, and emergency services. Basically, the more people on the padrón, the more money the town hall receives. It is in fact estimated that €150 is given for every resident. With a recorded overall population of 63,700, there are more than 17,300 foreigners living in Benalmadena. Out of these, about 35 per cent are British. The town hall says that some 7,000 foreigners need to renew their registration. That means €1,050,000 is at stake for Benalmadena. Joanna Drozdowska from the Foreigners Office, who deals with everything involving expats living in the town, and Isabel Vergara from the Padrón Office, are definite about the need for support. “Most of the foreigners, around 90 per cent, who have come here to renew their

• Question: When I renewed my padrón in February 2011, I was told it was valid for two years. I went to the ‘ayuntamiento’ (town hall) the other day to check and was given a certificate which the lady said was valid for three months. Does this mean we will have to go back to the town hall every three months or again next February when the two-year period is up?

SIGNING UP: Expatriates visiting the town hall to register on the ‘padrón’. ‘padrón’ are British nationals. Then there are Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian and some German people too. But what they all ask for is the benefits,” said Joanna. “Here, those registered on the ‘padrón’ get 60 per cent discount on IBI (property tax) and an annual €160 discount on waste collection tax.” However, in order to benefit from other discounts like the bus card or a schoolbook grant, she says: “You have to be registered for a period of time, depending on your town, so we always say the sooner you sign up to it the better.” It is true that not all towns give the same

benefits for registering and so it is highly advisable for expats to contact their town hall or foreigners’ office to know exactly how they will benefit. Signing up gives the right to foreigners to vote in the local and European elections. “British nationals usually compare the padrón with their electoral roll, which is similar,” said Isabel, “but it is important to reiterate that all foreigners, even if registered, need to apply for a form to state their intention to vote three months before the elections.” Signing up to the padrón is free and does not result in losing rights in the home

• Answer You register just once. You have to confirm your ‘padrón’ every two years if you are registered with your passport or every five years if you are registered with your ‘residencia’. The certificate or proof that you are registered (‘nota de padrón’) is valid for three months only, but it does not mean you have to ask for a new one every three months. You come to the town hall and ask for ‘nota de padrón’ only if you need one; for example, when registering your car number plate. country. The padrón is not a proof of residence, it is just a way for town halls in Spain to receive their allocation of funds according to population.


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Sisters are walking it for Reach Out Torrevieja and a drop in centre service. Ruth’s involvement with them started in March and she has been helping out a Moroccan lady, picking her up each week and helping her find work cleaning offices. Previously, she felt a desire to do some charity work and became involved with Create for Children, a charity her partner’s brother set up with Eoghan Ryan in Valencia to support Gandia children’s home. They completed the Camino de Santiago route in August along END OF THE ROAD: The sisters arrive at Santiago Cathedral. with 15 other walkers but Ruth and ments. There is a real spiritual Torrevieja, a charity that works Roanna were unable to do it at this feeling,” says Ruth. with homeless and needy people in time so took the trek on by The 31 year-old went on the the area and is currently helping 26 themselves in September. The groups pulled together the walk to raise funds for Reach Out families providing them with food money they raised and last Thursday Eoghan travelled to Torrevieja to visit the Reach Out Torrevieja centre to donate 2000€ to Belen Gonzalez, regarding renovation of Almeria’s ‘unique’ the work they do. Ruth is respective heads of the Alicante shelters, they restoration which now already planning her Urban Image and said. receives even more next big fundraising Commerce departments, It was an honour, they sightseers than the iconic challenge for next year. want ‘ideas and advice’ said later, to visit Alcazaba.

ONE young lady’s determination and commitment to help others went a step further recently as she walked 100km along the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Ruth Cunliffe, from Torrevieja, was joined in the challenge by her sister Roanna Bland who flew over from the UK especially for the trek. They spent a week being modern day pilgrims covering the countryside route ending at Santiago’s Cathedral. “ We only did it for a week but we met people that have been walking for months trying to discover themselves. It was a really good experience and you are walking through quite diverse environ-

Visit to restored air raid shelters ALICANTE city councillors toured restored Civil War air-raid shelters in Almeria last week. Adrian Santos and

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Crackdown on house repairs ORIHUELA council has singled out 64 properties in the town centre in need of urgent repairs. The council hopes that a tidy-up of the old quarter will persuade people to return to the centre instead of moving to the outskirts or other towns. The Housing and Development department is notifying owners of the most dilapidated properties whose condition puts passers-by at risk, said councillor Antonio Zapata. The biggest problem at present is contacting owners, he said. Some are deceased, and their heirs must be traced to arrange repairs.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal THREE major events take place over the next few days to commemorate the Royal British Legion’s 2012 Poppy Appeal. Tonight, Thursday November 8, there is a special concert taking place in Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre. This ‘one-off’ spectacular will commence at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at only €3.00. Tonight’s show features the exceptional talents of Footwork Dance Academy, who delighted audiences with their show stopping performance during June’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The show also features performances by three other artists who performed on the same day, Phoenix Concert Band, directed by Ian Vine plus the exceptional vocal stylings of Maria O’Hara and Nick Gold. The parade of the standards will be appropriately accompanied by Torrevieja Pipes and Drums. Tickets, priced at €3.00 for this unique event are currently available from the municipal ticket office, which is open Tuesday to Friday inclusive from 11.00am until 1.00pm or ‘on the door’ from two hours before the curtain rises.

Footwork Dance Academy. SHOW STOPPING: The performance during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Saturday November 10 and NOT Sunday, is when the Remembrance Day Service is being held. The venue is the La Siesta Church with the service starting at 10.30am on Saturday. Everyone is invited to attend and additional seating and an external audio system, will be set up outside the church. On Wednesday November 14, a very special one-time show will be on

stage at the Municipal Theatre. Performed in English, the Footlights Theatre Group from Calpe will make the journey south to perform their acclaimed version of the Frank Loesser musical ‘Guys and Dolls’. Featuring such well known songs as ‘A Bushel and a Peck’, ‘Luck Be a Lady’ and ‘You’re Rockin’ the Boat, Sit Down’, the show offers one of the few opportunities to enjoy a classic English language musical in

Torrevieja. Tickets are priced at €12.00 and proceeds from the show go towards the RBL Poppy Appeal. Doors open at 7.30pm with curtain up at 8.00pm Tickets are available from the municipal ticket office via www.servicam.com or, space permitting, available from the ticket office as from two hours before the show starts.


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Moving on

JUST as the Costa Blanca was preparing to get out the winter woollies, summer made a brief return. This was due to the Poniente wind, which is notorious for fanning the flames of forest fires although this time it brought warm weather last weekend. Last Sunday saw 30C in Oliva, just over the boundary with Valencia, 28C in Pego and 26 in Rojales. Temperatures gradually dropped and the woollies will eventually be needed, the weather men predict.

In memory ALICANTE’S Constante Alona masonic lodge paid homage last weekend to Republicans killed during and after the Civil War. Sixty lodge members attended the ceremony at the Alicante city cemetery where a wreath was laid.

Ryanair’s ‘carrot and stick’ over airbridges RYANAIR will fly another 600,000 passengers to Alicante if the airport relaxes rules regarding airbridges, the company said. Having to use covered gangways between terminal and aircraft costs the company around €3 million a year, according to Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary. Their use also affects boarding times and operating efficiency, he said, and more routes could be opened if Ryanair dispenses with them. The management of the airport meanwhile reminded Ryanair of a ruling last March after the company lodged a formal complaint against AENA. Spain’s airports authority was obliging the company to use the airbridges,

TOY company Famosa, which yielded €206 million in benefits last year, is moving its production plant from Onil to a 25,000 sq metre facility in Alicante’s Las Atalayas industrial area.

Less fun ANNUAL leisure and culture expenses dropped €214 per person in the Valencia region since 2007 to a current average of €641, the National Statistics Institute said.

Outlet sales MORE RELAXED: Passengers will be allowed to leave and board on foot. Ryanair complained, but the case was thrown out by an Alicante court. El Altet will in fact allow 70 per cent of passengers to leave and board planes on foot this winter, airport

sources revealed recently. Just over 61 per cent of Ryanair passengers were already embarking on foot from the old airport building in 2010, they pointed out.

In 2013, all airlines will have the option of embarking and disembarking passengers on foot, so long as operational security measures are respected.

UP to 80 retailers in clothes and apparel were found at this year’s Outlet Trade Show in Alicante Port, which was heavily attended by both locals and foreigners.


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Act fast or miss out FAST Aid Support Team (FAST) have organised a Christmas Fayre on Saturday to raise funds for their charity, which aims to bridge the gap in serious medical emergencies between calling 112 and the ambulance arriving. Mariano’s Restaurant will host the event where, from 11am, there will be stalls aplenty, along with a grand draw, where one lucky winner will win a 42” Plasma TV.

Keeping safe ROJALES Neighbourhood Watch Group’s next meeting is on Monday December 3 at 11am in the Municipal Centre in Ciudad Quesada, open to all in 03170 postal area.

No time to lose for charity sponsored slim INSPIRATIONAL ex-pat Christine Burnham was diagnosed with cancer days before she was set to

leave for an Australian holiday. But after months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy,

she has now been given the all clear and is determined to do something to show her gratitude for the care she received from the Oncology Departments in Torrevieja and Benidorm. So she has started a sponsored slim with the aim of losing three stone by Christmas Day. She has also arranged for a race night to be held in her local bar PJ’s Rendezvous on Wednesday, November 14 at 7.30pm, where she will donate €100 of cupcakes and other SMOOTH BLUES: Brinck and Ramon in action. fundraising activities. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research (AECC), so give what you can to NORWEGIAN saxophone player Brinck Johnsen and Spanish pianist support Christine. Ramon Climent hold a jazz group every Saturday from 9pm at the PJ’s Rendezvous is Estrella Jazz Café in San Pedro del Pinatar. Performing with other local located in Calle Maestro and international musicians, expect jazz inspired by Charlie Parker, Francisco Casanovas 20, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. Torrevieja.

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Christmas fayre QUESADA Country Club will host a Christmas fayre on Wednesday November 14 from 1pm in aid of the children’s orphanage in Elche. Proceeds raised from the stalls, including hand-painted glass, homemade pickles and jams, gifts and cards, among many others, will all go to provide a Christmas present for each of the children.

Reach out to needy NOVEMBER 17 will see Marina Bar in Torrevieja play host to a Christmas themed ‘Fun Day’ in aid of Reach Out, a Christian charity for the poor and homeless. From 2pm, there will be various stalls, a tombola, raffle and fashion show. Santa may even turn up!


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Stat of week 51 per cent of Spanish companies have no payroll employees, while 2.7 per cent have more than 20 employees, the National Statistics Institute has revealed.

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Cheap tickets on track Cost of using AVE rail links set to fall in 2013 TICKET prices on Spain’s AVE high-speed rail links look set to substantially drop in 2013. Efforts are now being focused on making the AVE - one of the world’s most extensive high-speed networks more affordable. At present demand on some routes is still insufficient, due to the cost of tickets, said Ana Pastor, the nation’s Minister of Public Works. She was

Now banks fall foul of judges BANKS are falling foul of the courts. They have been accused of speculating on evictions and turning Spain’s courts into money-collectors. This, claim judges and prosecutors, runs the risks becoming courts of ‘swamped’ and nearing collapse owing to bankrelated cases. There has been such a huge rise in banks pursuing debtors through the courts that unless the courts receive aid to deal with them, they will be deferred, warned Maria Teresa Saez, the APM association’s judges’ spokeswoman. Eviction proceedings are deliberately delayed in hopes that properties will increase in value and not add to the banks’

debts, she claimed. And the courts anticipate an avalanche of cases take banks once advantage of Spain’s newly-created Bad Bank, BARES, and reactivate evictions before transferring the repossessed properties. also have Banks overloaded the courts with cases arising through their negligence in selling highrisk products, claimed spokesman for Judges for Joaquim Democracy, Bosch. All bank cases - not only mortgage defaults are extremely complicated, he said, and meanwhile citizens’ affairs are left on the back burner. Until priorities can be established, bank cases could be put off, Bosch warned.

addressing the US Chamber of Commerce on plans to bring private money in to the Renfe railway system. Following liberalisation of the rail market and privatisation of Renfe, Pastor said she believes there will be substantial falls in the price of tickets. The present system is currently burdened with debts of €20,000 and is ‘inefficient and unsustainable’, she said.

800,000 drop in homes MORE than 800,000 fewer new homes will be built this year compared to 2006. By the end of the year, 48,300 properties will have been built, a new low for Spain’s building industry, and a 38.3 per cent fall on last year’s 78,286 homes. Six years ago, in a record year, 865,561 properties were built, the Ministry of Public Works said. With the construction sector remaining in the doldrums, there was a further fall in building licences granted in August.

Sick set to feel extra charge pain MADRID residents will in future pay €1 for every health service prescription on top of the existing co-payment. The charge is rational, said Regional President Ignacio Gonzalez, who claimed that Madrileños have medicine valued at €45 million squirrelled away at home. The charge is intended to dissuade, not bring in money, he insisted, and noone will pay more than €72 a year.

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There will also be a charge for ambulance use, ranging from a maximum of €6 a month for the lowest incomes to €60 for those earning more than €100,000 a year. Madrid ambulances used in emergencies will remain free as will those used by patients undergoing dialysis, chemotherapy or rehabilitation on a doctor’s orders.

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As residents in Spain, foreigners must obey the Spanish rules. Therefore you must comply with the requirements of the Spanish National Police in order to obtain a new Certificate of Registration. If they require proof of income and a private medical insurance, you must provide them under the new regulations. Under European Union (EU) regulations, Spain is perfectly correct in requiring this proof of income and health insurance for EU citizens who wish to reside here. In your case, your former residence card expired two years ago so you will need to start from the beginning. The earlier column you cite from EWN was referring only to whether the Spanish Certificate of Registration for EU citizens in Spain expires or has to be renewed after five years. Though the EU has stated that the certificate does not expire, the Spanish authorities are now requiring that it be renewed after five years. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. ask@lawtaxspain.com or call 952 667 090.

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Tasty Christmas pud business boost for Aldi A £7.99 (€10) CHRISTMAS pudding by discount supermarket Aldi was ranked second in a magazine survey, while Fortnum & Mason’s £24.95 (€31.18) finished 29th out of 32.

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LOW-COST airline Ryanair is to create 1,000 UK jobs next year by flying one million more passengers on new routes. The

Dublin-based carrier at present operates more than 1,500 daily flights to 28 countries.

£££ REGENERATED gifts including Furby, which was first released 14 years ago, will be most in demand among this year’s Christmas presents, according to the Toy Retailers Association Dream Toys for Christmas list.

Merkel’s EU balancing act keeps focus on Germany Not by design, perhaps, but by default A UNIFIED Europe? Well, it could happen perhaps. But if it does, then it will not be the one the founding fathers had in mind at their first treaty signing way back in the 1950s. The dream then was that all the nations, so recently at one another’s throats, would join together in brotherhood, a Utopian view that could only come about by the voluntary will of the people. I have previously highlighted that the steady ‘drip drip’ of pressure emanating from Berlin might result in Germany not just taking the lead in Europe, but becoming the continent’s de facto master. Ms Merkel, of course, has the well-being of her own country in mind, which is why she has

MAIN PRIORITY: The needs of Germans in Berlin and elsewhere must be kept in focus by Merkel (inset).

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always opposed any fiscal plan that might be construed as Germany’s citizens being expected always to be putting their hands in their pockets to

ease the lot of the ‘profligate’ peripheral states. One can understand her impatience; the EU is rudderless and lacking direction, and who could blame the Germanic ‘Iron Lady’ for thinking that someone - herself - has to take control, to impose the necessary discipline

Solvency check costs €31.4m SOLVENCY-TESTING 14 Spanish banks has cost the Bank of Spain €31,398,929.81. Four hundred auditors began the stress testing on May 21 and continued until September 30. The work involved 172,000 hours’ work, including 40,000 hours’ overtime, with the average

per hour cost working out at €182.55. The tests revealed that €59.3 billion is needed to restore the health of Spain’s banking sector. Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde has said that the cost will be met by Spain’s Deposit Guarantee Fund (FGD).

and see it through. Without such a hand on the tiller, she might feel, the EU is destined for the rocks. But Ms Merkel is nothing if not an astute politician. She’s very aware of the fact that she must answer to her own party and people. Critical questions are already being asked, and will be put to the vote next year. Should she lose the chancellorship, she might feel that all her work has been for nought. European summits come and go with many proposals being talked to death but no firm decisions made. Much of the blame is pinned on Ms Merkel for her intransigence in opposing Eurobonds, but at the last summit she did almost agree to the setting up of a special fund to help smooth out regional shocks. However, this fund would be subject to a ‘balanced budget’ rule, which means the appointment of a eurozone currency director with the power to oversee national governments. How democratic might that be, given Germany’s tight control, is open to question.


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www.euroweeklynews.com The UK is officially out of recession. It is still early days, but the economy is showing signs of progress. As this continues, it will lead to improved confidence among businesses, households and investors and help drive longer-term growth. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal that the economy grew by 1% of gross domestic product (GDP) over the third quarter of the year, compared to the previous one. Over the second quarter it had shrunk by 0.4% and reached nine months of negative growth. In contrast, the 1% rise was the fastest growth figure recorded for five years. We need to exercise caution, since the growth was boosted by one-off factors. The extra bank holiday in June shaved 0.5% off growth over the second quarter, so there was a bounce back in the third. Olympic ticket sales then added an extra 0.2% to GDP. The positive growth figure was therefore expected, but 1% beat most expectations, which is encouraging news. Growth was driven by the UK’s dominant services sector, which expanded by 1.3% and contributed 25% of the total. Industrial output, including manufacturing, grew by 1.1%, its

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UK Economy Turns Corner? strongest rise since quarter two 2010. This contributed 0.2% to total growth. However, the construction sector shrank by 2.5%, wiping 0.2% off GDP. Separate data released on 29th October by the Bank of England showed that lending to UK consumers rose at its fastest pace in four and a half years in September. Consumer credit rose by £1.2 billion, the strongest rise since February 2008, while mortgage approvals hit a four-month high. These figures boost hopes that the economic recovery is sustainable. It is too early to say that the UK economy is out of the woods, but it is showing signs of progress and gathering momentum. This will hopefully pave the way for an ongoing recovery. Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Charlie Bean, cautioned against being over-optimistic, but believes there is “reason for optimism” for over the coming period. The headwinds the UK economy has been struggling against, like the Eurozone, banking system problems and high inflation, are abating somewhat, he said. Households’ real spending power has improved, and although there is still a long way to go

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for the Eurozone, there has been some progress. The director general at the British Chamber of Commerce, John Longworth, said the news will give many businesses the confidence to invest. However, the government needs to do more to ensure an economic recovery is sustainable, he added. The US US GDP rose 2% over the third quarter, while the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since 2009. Further positive news is that the US housing market continues to show encouraging signs of improvement, which helped consumer sentiment hit a five-year high. The potential “fiscal cliff” however

remains a concern and potential barrier to further recovery. A series of tax reliefs and government spending programmes are scheduled to end in January and would reduce households’ disposable income. We need to see how the next US budget negotiations pan out (and before that how the presidential elections pans out). The current deal was crafted under great duress last summer. Whether in the US, or UK, or elsewhere, positive economic news should lead to higher levels of confidence. Higher levels of confidence are critical in terms of driving longer-term growth, since they can promote gains in consumer spending, which in turn can lead to better jobs growth and therefore creating a self-reinforcing cycle. Investors Positive economic data is good news for investors, but there are some key points to remember. We do not normally recommend that investors react to every bit of news, whether good or bad. You would normally be invested for the long-term with a suitably diversified portfolio, and leave day to day investment decisions to your professional fund and wealth managers.

However, those waiting to invest should note that historically markets are forward looking and tend to move higher before the economy does. Waiting until the economy is clearly on an upward path could mean you miss out on market rises. There are still risks ahead. Whether you look at the UK, US, the Eurozone or further afield like China, uncertainty remains. At the same time, though, there may be opportunities for investors. Strategic asset allocation is as important as ever, if not more so. If you remain broadly invested, with a fully diversified portfolio, you will be in a position to partake in any upsides while having some protection if the risks prevail for a while longer. Importantly, your portfolio should be designed around your specific objectives, circumstances, time horizon and risk tolerance. Blevins Franks specialises in providing personalised wealth management advice to British expatriates living in Spain, and could help you review and plan your investments in the current economic climate. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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Smoking not just drag on health but also on work absenteeism PUFFING away outside an office block or place of work, smokers can perhaps be forgiven for thinking it’s only their lungs or those of passers-by they are threatening. But now a new study has spelled out that this unhealthy habit is also putting the economy deeper into crisis. Having analysed reports spanning more than half a A look century, researchers at finance have concluded that for females smokers are a drag on business and the Jane Plunkett economy, as they jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. take more time off com work than the average nonsmoking employee. The seemingly acceptable multiple WORK DRAG: Staff who smoke take breaks that smokers take during an more time off! average day have long been a bone of contention among the non-smoking workforce, who might only leave their But smokers do these things as well as desk to make a cup of tea or use the loo. take numerous fag breaks.

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The study, which looked at evidence from 1960 to 2011, uncovered that smoking was linked to higher rates of both short-term and long-term absences. Current smokers were found to be 33 per cent more likely to take time off work than non-smokers, missing an average of 2.7 additional days each year. The impact of these lost work-hours due to smoking-related absentism was added to by the regular smoking work breaks staff also take, and the cost of fires caused by discarded cigarettes. The study, which was conducted by the University of Nottingham, also estimated that smokers cost UK businesses £1.4 billion (€1,75m) last year alone. Obviously the main health message for smokers is to quit, but the fact that smoking doesn’t just affect the health of the nicotine addict but the health of the economy also, is an interesting sidepoint. And at a time when companies are having to let go many employees, it might just pay off to be that non-smoking hence non-absent - employee.

Heathrow: Down to earth deal FERROVIAL - the world’s largest transport infrastructures company - is selling 5.72 per cent of its Heathrow stake. The company owns Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports in the UK. But following an agreed €319.3 million sale to CIC International, the Spanish group’s Heathrow Airport holding will fall to 44.27 per cent. This is Ferrovial’s second Heathrow holding reduction this year, following 10.62 per cent sold for €607 million to Qatar Holding in August. The deal awaits approval from the EU’s competition supervisory body after which Ferrovial’s overall stake will drop to 33.65 per cent.

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Spain slips down gay tourist rankings

SPAIN has slipped down the leading gay tourist world rankings. It now finds itself in fifth spot, two places down on last year, according to a 2012 survey produced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel market. France tops the table, the UK has moved up to second spot, and Greece and Italy are also ahead of Spain. With gays spending an estimated $165 billion (€129bn) on worldwide tourism a year, the Pink Euro is

Tax cheats fall foul of tip-off rise MORE people are tipping off the Hacienda about tax cheats. Spain’s taxmen carried out almost 1,000 inspections following tipoffs between January and September. This is 50 per cent more than during the same period in 2011 and well above the annual average of 600 in preceding years. Growing resentment at street level towards tax cheats has led to the rise, says Junior Treasury Minister Miguel Ferre. Nearly all reported cases this year led to fines, said Hacienda sources. Those most likely to turn informant are usually conversant with the tax fraud without being directly involved, they revealed. Increased corporation tax also helped swell government coffers last month when the amount raised grew by 40 per cent.

viewed as increasingly important in Spain’s ongoing plans to keep the tourism industry’s coffers full. Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol has been among places nationally in recent times that has made a concerted effort to attract gay tourists. Darren Cooper of OutNow, a gay targeted marketing firm, said: “This is a lucrative market opportunity for those who take the trouble to get it right. “The rewards for those who do are substantial.”

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Ikea dreams

Profits slump, but Bad Bank ‘is not an option’ THE BBVA will not participate in BARES, Spain’s newly-created Bad Bank. It has no interest in the project at present, said Angel Cano, the BBVA’s chief executive, and requires more information before reaching a decision. The bank’s nine-month profits fell by 47.3 per cent to €1,656 million but it will pay a

dividend of €0.42 per share, Cano announced. “We have no reason to alter our stance on dividends, and expect to continue this way,” he said. Cano’s expectations for 2012 and 2013 remain unchanged. Bad loans throughout Spain’s property and business sectors are likely to rise again next year but will not be substantial, he predicted.

Luxury brands need to think as ‘fatigue’ sets in BURBERRY and other luxury brands have been catching a cold of late. With signs of ‘luxury fatigue’ now beginning to show in China, many fashion accessories and high-end clothing companies are now looking

back on earlier ‘Look East’ business decisions after economic woe first hit the European and US markets. Mass Affluent research specialist Unity Marketing in the US said the most recent luxury spending falls

Putin has an eye for good life RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin spends annually close to $3 billion (€2.34bn) just maintaining and staffing 20 luxurious residences and four yachts. In an online report, Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy-prime minister, estimated that maintenance of Putin’s residences and cars alone costs

JUST over a year after the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs, Dutch shipbuilders have finished the yacht - which looks like an Apple product - he spent years designing.

Vladimir Putin. £1.6 billion (€1.25bn) a year.

His report - entitled The Life of a Galley Slave after an epithet Putin used in 2008 to describe the hardships of his first two presidencies - is based largely on news reports, which have included claims that the Russian leader is at present having a luxury home built in the hills around Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

were not surprising, given the results of routine surveys of more than 1,200 luxury consumers every three months. But the company’s Marketing President Pam Danziger pointed out that “because so many luxury brands initially focused on easy growth in China, they turned a blind eye to weaknesses growing in the US and European luxury markets. “The luxury consumers who went into recession four years ago have undergone a transformation. Their values have changed, their priorities adjusted, and today the idea of spending thousands of dollars on a status symbol like a luxury watch, the latest ‘It Bag’ or a pair of redsoled shoes is losing relevancy. More affluents today are finding status in who they are, rather than what they own,” said Danziger. Luxury marketers need to wean themselves off costly marketing exercises targeting consumers who can barely afford their rent.

TWENTY-FIVE years since Ikea opened its first UK store, British shoppers have bought 12.8 million mattresses. The Swedish retailer with 287 stores in 26 countries - including Spain - is now planning one in Egypt.

Little cheer A WORLD wine shortage has been predicted after forecasts that production could slump to its lowest level for 37 years after bad weather ruined global grape harvests.

Star sale GEORGE LUCAS has sold Lucasfilm, home of Star Wars, to Disney for $4.05 billion (€3.12bn). Star Wars: Episode 7 is now being scheduled for 2015.

Busy lines JAPANESE mobile phone users made a quarter of a million years’ worth of calls last year in 59.17 billion calls from mobiles.

Cash hungry OUTSIDERS who buy €250,000 worth of special government bonds will be offered citizenship and passports under plans being drawn up by Hungary.

Getting hump A DUBAI café has camel products on its menu, including camel-lattes and camel-meat fajitas.


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Letters for Your Say should be emailed to yoursay@ euroweekly news.com, posted to Euro Weekly News, C/Moscatel 10, P-62, Polígono Industrial, Arroyo de la Miel, 29630 Benalmadena, Málaga, Spain or faxed to 0034 952 440 887

‘Are expats still living their Spanish dream’ (Issue 1425) in which staff writers Mike Walsh and Linda Hall gave

different views on local life for expats. Here is a selection of some of those received.

Spanish friendly and welcoming HAVING lived and worked here for many years I feel I am qualified to answer Mike Walsh’s ridiculous and sometimes erroneous statements . I don’t know where Mr Walsh lives but saying the Spanish do not integrate with other Europeans is wrong. Perhaps because of his attitude they don’t associate with him. I have more Spanish friends than British, and they come to my house without invitation because they want to. Also I go to their houses, again without invitation and I’m always welcomed. I am also invited to family parties, BBQs, weddings, first communions and other events, and every single person welcomes me to the flamenco dance classes where I am the only foreigner. Perhaps if Mr Walsh learned Spanish he may find he integrates more. As for the Spanish not doing tourism, the ones I work with have been to New York, Las Vegas, India, UK, Mexico, Sweden, Italy and various islands in the Med and Caribbean this year. With regard to learning languages, teaching young people in Andalucia falls sadly short. Most students know English grammar but have never been taught to speak the language and so feel self conscious. Perhaps we need to ask how many Brits in Spain have made any effort to learn the language. If they did maybe they could integrate. Where I eat and drink the prices, measures and portions are the same regardless of nationality, race, age. As for Spaniards only being interested in money I find that insulting. I find bags of tomatoes and other vegetables on my doorstep,and no-one asks for anything in return. I know of many mixed marriages, none of the spouses are known as ‘foreigner.’ They are family and treated as such. So take off your dark glasses, buy yourself a dictionary, enrol in language classes and drink in your local bars. Beverley Warnes by e-mail

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ERHAPS I become more cynical as age advances.The myth that Spain is welcoming I no longer buy. For many there is a touching romantic hippy-like devotion to Spain. Me; I am here for the climate, lifestyle and low cost of living. I live with reality, not because all Spanish welcome me here. To their credit, the Spanish have a rich and unique culture; they contribute much to literature, many art forms, exceptional soldiery and they have a colourful history. On the downside, protectively tribal they don’t integrate with Europeans. They welcome tourists, but don’t themselves do tourism or learn languages. On home ground, they can be intolerant of nonSpaniards. The Spanish translation for intolerant is conquistador; you didn’t mess with them. The Spanish Foreign Legion preceded the French Foreign Legion. Their battle song is; ‘We are the Sweethearts of Death.’ I would rather fall into the hands of a Gurkha than a Spanish

begging an answer for several years. And we’d love you to have your say. The debate will rage...

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legionnaire. The Spanish Civil War was unique in its senseless viciousness and atrocity; that was to fellow Spaniards. My father fought in it, my mother was a warm friend of La Pasionaria. The English are not to be sniffed at when it comes to war and plunder but are bronze medallists

compared to Poles and Spaniards. Of leading European powers between the 12th Century and 1925, England struggles into third place. Poland gets silver whilst Spain scoops the gold medal. Germany, including Prussia, is an also ran. Sunglasses are common in Spain, as are rose-tinted spectacles. How often I hear the refrain; ‘the Spanish are so welcoming.’ Well they would be if you enter the restaurant with a fistful of dollars. Try them in an environment where cash isn’t changing hands or is not their cash; there’s your true Spaniard, warts an’ all. Spanish bistro owners are known for two prices; local and ‘tourist.’ Most local government functionaries barely function and

do so with appalling bad grace. Corruption is rife; the postal service doesn’t deliver; their broadband is slow-band. They don’t do non-Spanish relationships and I don’t know a non-Spaniard who has dated a Spanish woman, let alone married one. I heard of one Brit who did so. They have kids and he’s gone native but still referred to as ‘the foreigner.’ Friends of mine came here as a young family in the 1970s. Had kids, school, yet have never been invited into a Spanish home. Many tell you the same thing. Many Spaniards owe their livelihoods to EU generosity, tourists and northern European retirees but are reluctant to show

appreciation. I’ll give them a tip; don’t criticise a farmer when your mouth’s full. I am not anti-Spanish... I am pro-reality. Being transparent is the best way to achieve mutual respect and harmony for both Spanish and non-Spanish. Mike Walsh, international columnist and broadcaster, ghost-writes for authors. His internationally acclaimed poetry appears in Russia, the U.S. and Europe.

MY wife and I arrived here on September 1 not just to live in Spain, but to lose our ‘innocents abroad’ status as quickly as possible. We also came here with the express intention of living in the country, not along that stretchedNeal Butterworth. out ‘village’

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So anti-social unless family HAVING lived in Spain for 15 years and run a business here I agree with Mike Walsh rather than Linda Hall. The Spanish can be charming if they think you will spend money with them, but otherwise can be decidedly anti-social, unless of course you are ‘family.’ The Spanish still receive EU money, while the British pay in £40 million (€50m) a day, as well as contributing significantly to the tourist industry. Despite this, foreigners will still be known as ‘guiris’ even when they speak the language fluently. We live in an all-Spanish community and have many Spanish friends, but instead of examining the depth of this friendship we prefer to reflect on the wonderful weather, beautiful scenery and bountiful supplies of fresh food. Spain is great, but don’t rely on the Spanish too much, you may be disappointed. Jennifer Rogers, Lorca.

Spain without the provisos

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ERE we go again: someone else is disenchanted because Spain will not, cannot, adjust to all the preconceptions. Anyone here for the climate, lifestyle and low cost of living should go to Tonga, Mr Walsh. Spain adds up to more than weather, habits or prices as the Prado, any mountain village, any archaeological site and any modern city centre wordlessly demonstrate. The Spanish are mystified by

YES Linda Hall, writer. patronising references to their ‘rich and unique culture.’ They know

Thoughts of the newbie that is the Costa del Sol coastline. We want to learn the language, understand the Spanish culture and not shy away from it. It’s early days yet. I have met nothing but a welcoming spirit from the Spaniards I’ve met. Apart from the national hobby of tailgating on motorways and a staunch refusal to use indicators, I

have rarely experienced the kind of attitude put forward by some expats with a great many more years under their belts. It was a big step for us, as it is for many people, but nothing I have seen so far has convinced me the decision was anything but the right one. Neal Butterworth, Editor, EWN

or visit our website www.euroweeklynews.com.

Dig and find all the riches I CAN only think Mr Walsh was tonguein-cheek in taking his stance, if not then why not vote with his feet and find a country where everything is ‘hunky dory’. I cannot believe he is naive enough to believe that ‘grass is greener’ rubbish. Yes, Spain, like most other countries, has suffered greatly from the mismanagement, greed and corrupt actions of many in high office. But as Linda Hall argues quite successfully, if you dig below this layer you will still see a splendid country full of riches. Visit any restaurant on a Sunday lunchtime and you will see the Spanish family unit (three or four generations!) united around the table. Would that the UK still maintained this value. As for friendliness, we have several Spanish friends with whom we regularly socialise and do not understand his comments about them being prejudiced, insular or anti-expat Bill Mullaney, by e-mail

Not yet reality MIKE WALSH got it absolutely spot on in his article. I spent years learning Spanish and dreamed of playing chess with the locals under the shade of a fig tree when I eventually retired. Ten years on and not one Spaniard has taken the time to talk to me in depth, let alone invite me into their house. They just seem indifferent to ‘los extranjeros’.

that rather than ‘contributing’ to global culture they are responsible for much of it. This isn’t Wikipedia, so I’ll spare you the names. The Spanish are more European than any Brit and don’t bang on about sovereignty. Their English is better than the Spanish spoken by the majority of Brits and pardon me for mentioning this, but in 1492 a certain Cristobal Colon – whatever his nationality - was bankrolled by Isabella and Ferdinand to do tourism on a very large scale. The Civil War was not unique because of its ‘senseless viciousness and atrocity.’ This applies to all wars, as the English would agree between 1642 - 1651. What was unique about the 1936-1939 war was the fact that the fascist defeat of socialism was welcomed by the West. They discovered too late that the bombings, frequently of women and children, by Franco’s fascist

helpers were a dress rehearsal for the Second World War. Mediterranean Spain is reliably sunny but the stronger the sun, the deeper the shadows and the Spanish can be opinionated, but are equally opinionated about each other. Profound distrust can still exist between autonomous regions which were once kingdoms and non-Spanish relationships are often less fraught than inter-Spanish relationships. Spanish bar owners have two different tariffs for locals and tourists, Mr Walsh? Just ask your Spanish friends how they feel when they venture into a British bar and instead of a free ‘tapa’ are grudgingly given the chance to buy a bag of crisps. The English were once termed a nation of shopkeepers and the Spanish became a nation of hotelkeepers. Most advantages were enjoyed by the accommodated, not the accommodators. What foreign tourists and investors give to Spain is no

donation: they get back more than they bestow. EU funds admittedly helped Spain in the Eighties when it was admitted to the club – that’s what the EU means. It’s more than the trading agreement that many Brits want it to be. Spain’s welcome to tourists and foreign residents is generally adequate and professional. Another huge misconception fails to appreciate that the Spanish buck the stereotype. They are reserved and can be dour and with the exception of relatives and their closest friends they keep their emotions close to their chests. Those travelling or settling here in search of pals would be better in the bra department at M & S. Having been seduced by a Spaniard almost 45 years ago* I’ll settle for that definition. And I’ll take Spain on its own terms, not mine. * Reader, I married him. Linda Hall has lived in Spain for 45 years and been writing about it for as long. Married, with a daughter, grandson and three cats.

I contrast this with Portugal and even France where the locals seem more friendly. In addition to what Mike wrote I find their attitude to discarding litter anywhere and everywhere and to the way they treat animals appalling. Best of luck to the gentleman who wants to learn Spanish and lose his innocence. To get to a level to maintain a conversation socially with Spaniards who are not noted for their patience and understanding takes an absolutely massive commitment believe me. Roger Burton.

Welcoming start DEAR me! Mr Walsh did get out of the wrong side of the bed. Or did you just write the article as a devil’s advocate? I have only lived here two years but have been invited into Spanish homes. In fact a friend and I have started a Spanish/English conversation group whereby English and Spanish people meet in small groups on an ad hoc basis either in a cafe or each other’s homes. I live inland and find the local shopkeepers friendly and helpful, especially when I try to speak Spanish, they even correct my appalling pronunciation with a friendly smile. Helena McGinty by e-mail

Just love it CONGRATULATIONS Mike on the article: I love it when you give ‘em Charlotte, Alhaurin el Grande.

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BENIDORM and Altea properties belonging to two businessmen with CAM bank links were searched by the Guardia Civil last week. CAM’s former board are already under investigation for irregularities detected after it was nationalised last year. Auditors Deloitte have now confirmed claims that CAM, which had a 30 per cent stake in hotel chain Valfensal, paid €43 million commission on land deals through tax havens. Valfensal’s remaining 70 per cent belongs to the two men under investigation, Juan Ferri and Jose Baldo, who have business interests in Spain, Mexico and Dominican Republic. Neither faces charges at present, although Judge Javier Gomez Bermudez is scrutinising Valfensal for possible embezzlement, money laundering and tax evasion.

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Dress to impress for city fiesta, but not too much ALICANTE CITY has a new delegate responsible for costumes during the annual mid-summer

Hogueras celebrations. They are an important part of the fiestas whose high point arrives when hogueras

or bonfires are burned on the night of St John’s day, June 24. Females young and old wear the

Sweetener not enough for chemists PHARMACIES in the Valencian Community are owed more by the autonomous government than any other region in Spain. By the end of October, the regional administration had not paid state system prescriptions for more than four months and owed the region’s chemists €450 million. It handed over a stopgap €114 million – payment for one month – last Tuesday but this was not sufficient to halt pharmacists’ plans to close two out of every three establishments on a rota system. This will continue until further notice.

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traditional Alicantina dress, which will now be supervised by Guadalupe Samper. “We hope to standardise the costume,” she told an Informaciones interviewer. “It is a great responsibility but I feel I can help because I have studied 18th century dress and written a book on it.” Girls and women chosen as the fiestas’ Bellezas (Beauties) wear an idealised version of an 18th century bridal gown. They are dressing better than ever before, Samper said, although she has less enthusiasm for male ‘festeros’. Basing their dress on those of an 18th century countryman, they “tend to do their own thing,” Samper claimed. What would Samper criticise most about the clothes worn by the Bellezas? Informaciones asked. Too much glitter and fabrics that are too ostentatious and expensive, she replied. “It is possible to look good without spending very much.”


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4:15pm The Circuit Action drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away As Casey’s behaviour becomes more erratic, Kyle decides to follow him. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm The All New Gadget Show Entertainment show devoted to gadgets. 9:00pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan 10:00pm The Mentalist 11:00pm Castle

1:35am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Columbo Another homicide case for Lieutenant Columbo. 5:40am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:05am Friday Night Dinner 12:35am 8 Out of 10 Cats 1:25am Random Acts Channel’s nightly shortform arts strand auctions off something priceless. 1:30am The Ricky Gervais Show 1:55am My Name is Earl 2:20am Bob’s Burgers 2:45am Allen Gregory 3:05am Napoleon Dynamite 3:30am Charlie’s Angels 4:10am 90210 4:55am 90210 5:35am Deal or No Deal

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12:00am Law and Order: Criminal Intent 12:55am Inside Hollywood Get your daily fix of the latest film and TV news from the USA. Presented by Mark Morris. 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am Motorsport Mundial 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm Stargate SG-1 2:00pm Stargate SG1 3:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:30pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Raising Hope 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Middle 9:00pm Modern Family 9:30pm Spy 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm The Simpsons 11:00pm A League of Their Own 12:00am Road Wars 1:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:55am Road Wars 3:50am Road Wars 4:45am Road Wars 5:10am Brainiac: Science Abuse

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am Dragnet 7:50am Death Becomes Her 9:40am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 10:10am Take Me Home Tonight 11:55am Little Fockers 1:40pm The ChangeUp 3:40pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 5:30pm Death Becomes Her 7:15pm Take Me Home Tonight 9:00pm Little Fockers 10:45pm The Change-Up 12:45am 41 Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About it 2:15am Wild Cherry 3:45am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 5:40am A Nanny for Christmas

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am Prom 7:15am I.Q. 8:55am

The Butcher’s Wife 10:45am Mercy 12:20pm Mr Popper’s Penguins 35mm Special 12:45pm City of Angels 2:45pm War Horse 5:15pm Like Crazy 7:00pm Footloose 9:00pm City of Angels 11:00pm War Horse 1:30am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 3:25am Losing Isaiah 5:20am Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special 5:50am I.Q.

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:00am Priest 6:30am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Special 7:00am Skyfall on Set 7:30am The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 9:30am Flight of the Phoenix 11:30am Real Steel 1:45pm Spider-Man 3:50pm Colombiana

5:50pm Rush Hour 7:50pm Real Steel 10:00pm Spider-Man 12:05am Colombiana 1:55am Rush Hour 3:40am The Thing 5:40am Point Last Seen

TCM 6:00am The World of Henry Orient 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am The High Chaparral 9:55am The Man Who Never Was 11:45am The Philadelphia Story 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm Twelve O'clock High 6:30pm Rawhide 8:05pm Adventures of Captain Fabian 10:00pm Payback 11:55pm Disclosure 2:20am Payback 4:05am Tony Rome


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Outsourcing and polls to be cut THE regional government’s 2013 budget will limit personal advisers and banish the surveys previously conducted every three months. Alberto Fabra and his presidential predecessors have consistently batted away questions from opposition parties regarding their cost and refuted accusations that they governed by opinion poll. Next year’s budget aims to reduce spending on outsourcing by 9 per cent, with a cut down on research and development, IT contracts, study groups, management consulting as well as staff procurement. In future these services can be contracted only in exceptional circumstances, according to a clause in next year’s budget, and they will first require authorisation by administration lawyers.

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Health cuts mean longer waiting lists AS the Valencian Community’s health budget gets smaller, waiting lists for operations get longer. Recently released statistics for the first half of 2012 confirm what patients in Alicante, Valencia and Castellon know at first hand. The average of a 42-day wait for surgery at the end of 2011 has now stretched by 33 per cent to 56 days. By late December last year, 27,516 people were waiting for operations. Six months later this has increased by 53 per cent to 42,123. The strategy of diverting state system patients to the private sector for operations was an early victim of regional health cuts. The €22 million allocated to the

Muggers foiled by police in Alicante

DELAY: Patients are waiting longer for operations. scheme was cut to €11 million and subsequently reduced by a further €6 million. Approximately 30,000 operations due to have been carried out in private hospitals were cancelled and are swelling the state system’s waiting lists.

These cuts especially affect elderly people who need cataracts removed, an operation required by a fifth of all those on the regional waiting lists. The conclusion of an agreement between the regional government and the Fundacion Oftalmol-

ogica del Mediterraneo has made the situation worse. There are now 10,482 patients waiting to be called for orthopaedic surgery, and 7,064 for eye operations. Then general and digestive surgery, ear, nose and throat and urology.

TWO muggers were injured in Alicante City after crashing a stolen motorcycle. Earlier they had snatched handbags from three middle-aged women in the Carolinas Altas district before running off. Police were alerted and a patrol car intercepted the bagsnatchers at the Via Parque intersection where they suffered minor injuries after falling from the stolen motorcycle. The police car following them ran into the raised roundabout there, resulting in damage to the vehicle although the officers were unharmed.

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5:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:45am The Lord Mayor’s Show 1:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. 1:10pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 1:15pm Football Focus 2:00pm Bargain Hunt Antiques challenge. 3:00pm Rugby Union

4.00pm - midnight 5:30pm Final Score 6:20pm BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. 6:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 6:40pm Pointless 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:05pm Merlin Fantasy drama series. 9:50pm The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws 10:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. 10:15pm The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 11:50pm Match of the Day

1:10am The Football League Show Highlights and analysis from the Football League. 2:25am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Rugby Union: England v Fiji Highlights 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! 12:55am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:15am Unzipped 2:00am Some Girls 2:30am Border Wars 3:30am Russell Howard’s Good News Extra 4:15am Unzipped

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

7:00am Zigby 7:10am Finley the Fire Engine Animation following the adventures of the vehicles of Friendlyville. 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Bear Behaving Badly 8:55am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am Trapped: Ever After 10:00am Jedward’s Big Adventure 10:30am Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 11:00am The Ministry of Curious Stuff 11:25am Deadly 60 Bites 11:35am Splatalot 12:00pm Prank Patrol 12:30pm Ooglies 12:45pm MOTD Kickabout 1:00pm The Sky at Night 1:20pm Flying Down to Rio 2:45pm Tennis

5:40am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 7:25am The Hive 7:35am The Hive 7:45am The Hive 7:50am Canimals 8:00am Canimals 8:05am The Avengers 8:25am Rated ‘A’ for Awesome 8:40am Rated ‘A’ for Awesome 8:50am Horrid Henry 9:05am Horrid Henry 9:20am Horrid Henry 9:35am Shake it Up 10:00am My Phone Genie 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm Dinner Date Australia 1:15pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm Countrywise 1:45pm Holiday Home Sweet Home 2:45pm Holiday Home Sweet Home 3:45pm Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

5:35am Deal or No Deal 6:30am Countdown 7:15am BT and Channel 4 Present... 7:20am The Treacle People 7:30am Beach Volleyball 8:25am British Rallycross 8:50am BT and Channel 4 Present... 8:55am The Morning Line 9:55am The Crush with KFC Krushems 10:25am Made in Chelsea 11:25am Suburgatory 11:55am The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm Deal or No Deal 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

7:25am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Olive the Ostrich 7:40am Abby's Flying Fairy School 7:50am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:00am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:10am Funky Town 8:15am Play! 8:25am Noddy in Toyland 8:40am City of Friends 8:55am Little Princess 9:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:25am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:15am Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:25am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:35am ThunderCats 12:10pm The Removal Men 1:10pm Cowboy Builders 2:05pm Rolf’s Animal Clinic 3:05pm The Accidental Witness

6:00pm Rugby Union 8:30pm Natural World 9:30pm Dad’s Army Classic wartime sitcom. 10:00pm QI XL Stephen Fry hosts the hilarious, mind-expanding quiz in which the aim is to be interesting. 10:45pm The Making of QI A celebration to mark ten years of quite interestingness. 11:45pm Perfect Sense Drama about humanity in crisis.

6:20pm London Tonight Regional news update for the capital and the South East, plus local weather. 6:35pm ITV News and Weather Romilly Weeks with the latest headlines from around the world. 6:50pm The Golden Rules of TV Comedian Robert Webb reveals more of TV’s best kept secrets. 7:20pm You’ve Been Framed! Award-winning comedy from the UK’s favourite video voyeur - Harry Hill! 7:50pm Take Me Out Paddy McGuinness presents another episode of the fun dating show. 9:05pm The X Factor Dermot O’Leary presents the sixth Saturday night of live studio performances as series nine of Britain’s biggest singing competition continues. The voting lines open tonight before any of the performances begin, allowing viewers to vote for their favourite acts without having to wait until the end of the show. 10:50pm The Jonathan Ross Show Jonathan welcomes the Emmy-winning star of Homeland, Damian Lewis, and Korean internet phenomenon Psy, who will be chatting and performing his worldwide hit Gangnam Style. 11:50pm ITV News and Weather

4:55pm Come Dine with Me 5:25pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:55pm Come Dine with Me On the final night, would-be comedian Warren Kibblewhite finally reveals his comic side. 7:25pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 9:00pm Heston’s Fantastical Food 10:00pm Knight and Day

4:55pm Wandering Eye Drama. 6:40pm Hell Boats 8:25pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 8:30pm The Bridge at Remagen 10:45pm CSI: Miami Crime drama. The team investigates the death of a janitor at a tennis academy. 11:45pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

12:05am The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2:00am The Store 4:00am Ladette to Lady 4:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:15am There’s Something About Mary 2:30am Viva Riva! 4:05am Hollyoaks Omnibus The village is reeling with excitement from the unexpected arrival of a familiar figure.

9:50pm The National Lottery BBC1 Saturday Night Draws 1:15am The Night of The Generals World War II whodunit in which a German intelligence officer attempts to identify the man responsible for a series of brutal murders. The evidence in the 1942 murder of a Warsaw prostitute points to one of three Nazi generals. The officer follows the trail to Paris where, in 1944, an almost identical crime has been committed.

BBC4 8:00pm City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri 9:00pm Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity 10:00pm Inspector Montalbano Drama based on the series of books featuring the Sicilian detective. 11:40pm Nigel Slater: Life is Sweets 12:40am Do We Really Need the Moon? Space scientist and lunar fanatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our intimate relationship with the moon. The moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn’t where it is now? How would that affect life on earth? Besides orchestrating the tides, the moon dictates the length of a day, the rhythm of the seasons and the very stability of our planet. 1:40am The Sky at Night 2:10am Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity 3:10am City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri

6:40pm Hell Boats.

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BBC1

12:40am Forensic Files Documentary series examining the application of modern technological advances in crime-fighting. 1:10am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:25am Divine Designs 5:50am County Secrets

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Safebreakers 8:00am The 10th Kingdom 9:00am Last Man Standing 9:30am Last Man Standing 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm WWE SmackDown! 3:00pm Modern Family 3:30pm Modern Family 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Top Ten Show 5:10pm Stargate Continuum 7:00pm Daniel Radcliffe: Being Harry Potter 8:00pm Hawaii Five-0 9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 10:00pm Dude, Where’s My Car? 11:40pm Skyfall on Set 12:10am Night Cops 1:10am Night Cops 2:10am Inside Gatwick 3:10am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:00am Lion Man 5:30am Lion Man

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:40am A Nanny for Christmas 7:10am White Men Can’t Jump 9:10am A Night at the Roxbury 10:40am Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12:20pm The Brady Bunch Movie 2:00pm Hall Pass 3:50pm Friends with Benefits 5:40pm Galaxy Quest 7:25pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9:00pm Friends with Benefits 11:00pm Hall Pass 12:50am White Men Can’t Jump 2:50am A Night at the Roxbury

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:30am A Valentine’s Date 9:05am The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 11:05am Burlesque 1:05pm Just Married 2:45pm All I Want for Christmas

4:25pm That Thing You Do! 6:20pm Skyfall on Set 6:50pm Girl, Interrupted 9:00pm Just Married 10:40pm 8 Mile 12:35am Sidewalks of New York 2:25am War Horse Sky Movies Special 2:50am Boys Don’t Cry 5:00am An Affair to Remember

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am Point Last Seen 7:20am The Chaperone 9:10am Shanghai Noon 11:05am Shanghai Knights 1:00pm Batman 3:10pm Batman Returns 5:20pm Sucker Punch 7:15pm The Tourist 9:00pm Batman 11:10pm Batman Returns 1:20am Sucker Punch 3:15am Gone in 60

Seconds 5:15am The Chaperone

TCM 6:00am Twelve O’clock High 8:20am Gunsmoke 9:25am The High Chaparral 10:25am Rawhide 12:05pm Adventures of Captain Fabian 2:05pm Calamity Jane 4:00pm Where Eagles Dare 7:00pm The Dirty Dozen 10:00pm Platoon 12:20am The Big Red One 3:35am Platoon

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2:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 8:35am Match of the Day Gary Lineker presents the best of the action from the Premier League, with analysis from Alan Shearer and Martin Keown. Manchester United faced an away trip to Aston Villa, where Sir Alex Ferguson's side had not lost a league game since 1995. Arsenal hosted a London derby with Fulham, who held them to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium last season. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:25am Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph 1:15pm Sunday Politics 2:30pm Points of View 2:45pm Bargain Hunt 3:10pm Rugby Union

4.00pm - midnight 5:30pm Remembrance Week 6:25pm Songs of Praise 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team. 7:15pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 7:20pm Countryfile 8:20pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:00pm Antiques Roadshow 10:00pm Andrew Marr’s History of the World Documentary series charting the story of human civilisation. 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:20pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:25pm Match of the Day 2 Colin Murray presents the best of the day’s Premier League action.

ITV

BBC3 8:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 8:55pm Great Movie Mistakes 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 9:30pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm American Dad! 11:25pm American Dad! 11:45pm Family Guy 12:10am Family Guy 12:30am Some Girls 1:00am Unsafe Sex in the City 2:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:55am Russell Howard’s Good News 3:25am Gavin and Stacey 3:55am Gavin and Stacey 4:25am Some Girls Comedy series about the lives and loves of a group of quirky 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner city estate. After hearing some upsetting news from her dad, Viva decides to leave home and live with her friends.

Channel 5

7:00am Zigby 7:10am Finley the Fire Engine Animation following the adventures of the vehicles of Friendlyville. 7:20am Little Robots Stopframe animation about Tiny and his Little Robot friends. 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Deadly Art 8:45am Copycats 9:15am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:40am Wingin’ It 10:00am Gastronuts 10:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:05pm The Great British Bake Off Masterclass 1:05pm Flog It! 1:30pm MotoGP Coverage of the latest MotoGP event. 3:00pm Tennis

4:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Engie Benjy 7:10am Special Agent Oso 7:20am Special Agent Oso 7:35am Signed Stories 7:50am Canimals 7:55am Canimals 8:05am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:25am Almost Naked Animals 8:35am Almost Naked Animals 8:50am Almost Naked Animals 9:00am Phineas and Ferb 9:15am Phineas and Ferb 9:30am Big Time Rush 10:00am Good Luck Charlie 10:25am ITV News 10:30am House Gift 11:30am The Unforgettable... 12:00pm ITV News and Weather 12:10pm Countrywise 12:25pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 1:25pm Carry on Follow That Camel 3:15pm The X Factor

4:05am Hollyoaks Omnibus The village is reeling with excitement from the unexpected arrival of a familiar figure. 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am BT and Channel 4 Present... 7:10am The Treacle People 7:20am The Hoobs Iver has hurt his arm playing Hooby Whack and Grab. Then he starts to make a strange noise. 7:45am The Hoobs 8:10am Extreme Sailing Series 8:40am Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon 9:05am BT and Channel 4 Present... 9:10am Will and Grace 9:35am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:05pm The Big Bang Theory 1:35pm The Big Bang Theory 2:05pm The Simpsons 2:35pm The Simpsons 3:05pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things 3:35pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things

8:00am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:20am Play! 8:30am Noddy in Toyland 8:40am City of Friends 8:50am Little Princess 9:05am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:25am 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: Super Samurai 11:25am ThunderCats 12:00pm 5 News: Remembrance Sunday 12:05pm The All New Gadget Show 1:05pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan 2:05pm Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 3:30pm Cats and Dogs

5:50pm Rugby League 8:00pm Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph 9:00pm Operation Iceberg 10:00pm Dragons’ Den Series in which budding entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to multimillionaires. 11:00pm Harry and Paul 11:30pm Hebburn

5:00pm The Home of Fabulous Cakes 6:00pm Downton Abbey 7:25pm London Tonight Regional news update for the capital and the South East, plus local weather. 7:40pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Surprise Surprise 9:00pm The X Factor Results Show 10:00pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Ant and Dec present the brand new twelfth series of the celebrity jungle survival challenge. 11:35pm ITV News and Weather James Mates with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:50pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

4:10pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things It's all about the lovely courgette as the show hits the halfway mark in veg week. 4:40pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things It's competition time at River Cottage and both the culinary battle and the stoves are hotting up. 5:10pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things It's the final day of competition at River Cottage - so who will win veg week? 5:40pm Time Team Special 6:45pm Furry Vengeance A slapstick family comedy that mixes live action with CGI, directed by Roger Kumble. 8:25pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm How Britain Worked 10:00pm Homeland Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there. 11:00pm Friday Night Dinner The boys come home to find the house in a real state. 11:30pm Derren Brown

5:10pm You’ve Got Mail 7:25pm 5 News Weekend 7:30pm Lost in Space 10:00pm Valkyrie Historical drama based on true events.

BBC2

12:00am - Soul Men

Samuel L. Jackson. 12:35am The Graham Norton Show The award-winning host continues his unique chat show. 1:20am Masquerade 2:50am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:55am The Choir Severn Trent Water. 3:55am Holby City The knives are out as Hanssen’s leadership continues to be questioned. 4:55am The Paradise Drama series. 5:55am BBC News

Channel 4

8:00pm Apples: British to the Core 9:00pm Michael Wood: The Story of India 10:00pm Legends Roy Orbison was the best singer in the world. That’s what Elvis Presley said, and he should know. 11:00pm The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Debut film from Italian horror director Dario Argento. 12:35am Michael Wood: The Story of India Documentary series about the history of India. 1:35am Queens of British Pop Documentary celebrating female pop stars, singers and icons who have influenced British pop music. 2:40am Songs of Sandy Denny at the Barbican

10:00pm Valkyrie

Tom Cruise. Kenneth Branagh.

Bernie Mac.

12:00am Soul Men Comedy drama. The death of their band leader prompts two former soul singers who have not spoken to each other for 30 years to reluctantly reunite for a tribute concert. To get to the gig, the pair travel across the country with a beautiful young woman in an abusive relationship who is the group’s new lead singer, and may be one of the men’s daughter. 1:35am Wonderful Town 3:05am BBC News

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12:45am Rugby Highlights 1:40am The Store 3:45am Golden Balls 4:35am Motorsport UK 5:25am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:35am Secret State 1:35am Them From That Thing 2:05am American Football Live 5:45am Grudge Match Humorous tales of long-standing rivalry in the world of sport and competition. 5:55am Countdown

12:25am Hatfields and McCoys Star-studded drama series about two feuding families in post civil-war America. 1:30am How Do They Do It? 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am The F.B.I. Files 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am The 10th Kingdom 9:00am Last Man Standing 9:30am Last Man Standing 10:00am The Glee Project 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm The Middle 1:30pm The Middle 2:00pm The Middle 2:30pm The Middle 3:00pm The Middle 3:30pm Futurama 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Stargate: The Ark of Truth 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Arrow 10:00pm Daniel Radcliffe: Being Harry Potter 11:00pm Game of Thrones 12:20am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:20am

NCIS: Los Angeles 2:20am Night Cops 3:10am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:00am Best of Oops TV

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am Galaxy Quest 7:45am Ramona and Beezus 9:30am What Women Want 11:40am Bridesmaids 1:45pm Eurotrip 3:25pm Win a Date with Tad Hamilton 5:05pm Ramona and Beezus 6:50pm What Women Want 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm Eurotrip 12:50am The Dilemma 2:45am Vampire in Brooklyn 4:30am Best Defense

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:00am An Affair to Remember

7:00am Stolen Lives 8:40am New York, I Love You 10:30am Beautiful Wave 12:10pm Love, Wedding, Marriage 1:50pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 3:30pm Mean Girls

5:05pm Twister 7:00pm Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 9:00pm Batman Forever 11:05pm Batman and Robin

5:15pm Mean Girls 2 7:00pm Shallow Hal 9:00pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 10:35pm Sweet Home Alabama

1:15am Skyline 2:55am Déjà Vu 5:05am Tron Legacy

12:30am Shallow Hal 2:30am The Whistleblower 4:30am Racing with the Moon

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:15am The Chaperone 7:05am Fortress 8:45am Tron Legacy 10:55am Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 12:50pm Batman Forever 2:55pm Batman and Robin

TCM 6:00am Sweet November 8:05am Cattle Town 9:20am Calamity Jane 11:15am Who's Minding the Store? 1:00pm Where Eagles Dare 4:00pm Alias Jesse James 5:50pm The Man From Snowy River 7:55pm Bandolero! 10:00pm Phone Booth 11:40pm The Newton Boys 2:05am Phone Booth 3:40am Death Rides a Horse


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5:55am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Neighbourhood Blues 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Watchdog Daily 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:35pm Lockie Leonard 5:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:25pm Léon 5:30pm Junior MasterChef 5:55pm Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 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 8:30pm Inside Out 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Imagine...

1:00am Shine Award-winning drama, based on a true story, of a gifted musician’s triumph over adversity. 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am Wartime Farm 3:45am Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food 4:15am Rip Off Food 5:00am Rip Off Food 5:45am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm The Real Hustle 8:30pm Tennis Sue Barker presents live coverage of the final of the ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 in London. History was made last year when Roger Federer won the season finale for a record sixth time, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-7 6-3 in what was his 100th career final. Commentary comes from Andrew Castle and Tim Henman. 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:10am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Russell Howard’s Good News 2:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:00am Don’t Tell the Bride Goes Global 3:55am Unsafe Sex in the City

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7:00am Zigby 7:10am Finley the Fire Engine 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:45am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am School of Silence 8:30am Pet Squad 8:40am Eliot Kid 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:25am Mister Maker Comes to Town 9:45am I Can Cook with You 10:00am ZingZillas 10:15am Baby Jake 10:25am Dipdap 10:30am Wibbly Pig 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Big and Small 11:05am Big Barn Farm 11:20am Charlie and Lola 11:30am 3rd and Bird 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Restoration Roadshow 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:25am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Make Do and Mend 7:05am BT and Channel 4 Present... 7:10am The Hoobs Achoo! Achoo! Every time Groove sneezes he makes everyone jump. 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond Ray reluctantly accompanies Debra to a high school reunion, where he is unmasked as a former nerd. 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 1:35pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 3:40pm Countdown

6:50am Roary the Racing Car 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Olive the Ostrich 7:55am 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 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:15pm The Hotel Inspector 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Best House in the Street 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

4:00pm Real Rescues 4:45pm Flog It! Antiques series. 5:30pm Breakaway Hosted by Nick Hancock, Breakaway is a race to the finish line with up to 10,000 pounds to be won. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Two well-known experts from the world of antiques go head-to-head over a week of challenges to find out who can make the most profit buying and selling collectibles, all of which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Jonty ‘The Hitman’ Hearnden and James ‘The Lionheart’ Lewis are on the loose at the Ford Airfield car boot sale. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00pm The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler 11:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks Ed Sheeran and Caroline Flack also join the team for some pop-quiz antics. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines, with Emily Maitlis.

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm The Dales 5:30pm The Dales 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart and Julie Etchingham with the latest headlines from around the world. 8:00pm Emmerdale Kerry’s plans to match-make Amy and Alex go badly wrong. 8:30pm Coronation Street Sean gets a shock when he tracks Marcus down. Steve enjoys making Lloyd beg. 9:00pm Little England 9:30pm Coronation Street Will Sean reveal all to Jason? 10:00pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! The celebrity reality competition continues as the contestants face another day in the jungle. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm The Agenda

4:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know Comedian Sandi Toksvig hosts a brand new quiz show. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Who will Tony reveal his secret to? And, with her big day looming, will Ruby get cold feet? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Dispatches 10:00pm 999: What's Your Emergency? 11:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 11:50pm Full English Meet the Johnson family in Channel 4’s brand new animated satirical sitcom. Clint Eastwood.

4:15pm Amber’s Story Moving drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Harvey begs for forgiveness, but when Roo says she needs more time to clear her mind he moves out. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan 9:00pm The All New Gadget Show Entertainment show devoted to gadgets. 10:00pm High Plains Drifter Classic western.

12:20am Dragons’ Den 1:20am Britain in a Day 2:50am BBC News 5:00am Music, Mud and Making Money 5:30am Children at Work

12:05am Training Day 2:15am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am UEFA Champions League Weekly 4:25am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:20am Random Acts 12:25am Alan Carr: Chatty Man 1:25am Shameless 2:20am The Good Wife 3:05am The Good Wife 3:45am St. Elsewhere 4:35am Supernanny US 5:15am Supernanny US 5:55am Deal or No Deal

12:15am Out for Justice 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Timothy Spall: All at Sea 9:00pm Nature’s Microworlds 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier 11:00pm The Chef Who Conquered New York: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt 12:10am Fish: A Japanese Obsession 1:40am Timothy Spall: All at Sea 2:10am Nature’s Microworlds 2:40am Only Connect 3:10am The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier

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Satellite channels SKY1 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Glee 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Raising Hope 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Arrow 10:00pm Ross Kemp: The Invisible Wounded 11:00pm Game of Thrones 12:15am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:15am Fringe 2:15am Road Wars 3:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:55am Road Wars 4:45am Road Wars

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:30am Best Defense 6:10am Win a Date with Tad Hamilton 7:50am Snow Dogs 9:35am Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince 10:05am Just Wright 11:50am Marmaduke 1:20pm Harry Potter: The Magic Lives On 1:50pm Your Highness 3:40pm Just Wright 5:25pm Without a Paddle 7:10pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9:00pm Marmaduke 10:30pm Your Highness 12:20am Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2:10am Without a Paddle 3:55am Crazy People 5:30am Snow Dogs

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:30am Racing with the Moon

6:25am The 5th Quarter 8:10am Mask 10:15am Intersection 11:55am You May Not Kiss the Bride 1:40pm Love and Other Drugs 3:35pm One Day 5:25pm Country Strong 7:25pm Albatross 9:00pm One Day 11:00pm Love and Other Drugs 1:00am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 2:45am Cherrybomb 4:15am Take Me Home 5:55am A Valentine’s Date

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:05am Tron Legacy 7:15am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Special 7:45am Spy Kids 9:20am Real Steel 11:30am Van Helsing 1:45pm Kingdom of Heaven 4:15pm Battle: Los Angeles 6:15pm Spy Kids

7:50pm Real Steel 10:00pm Kingdom of Heaven 12:30am Battle: Los Angeles 2:30am The Chronicles of Riddick 4:35am Anaconda 2: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

TCM 6:00am TCM Shorts 6:15am Who’s Minding the Store? 7:55am Alias Jesse James 9:45am The Man From Snowy River 11:50am Bandolero! 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm The Hound of the Baskervilles 5:35pm Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 6:50pm Murder at the Gallop 8:25pm Fort Massacre 10:00pm Deep Blue Sea 12:00am Cobra 1:45am Deep Blue Sea 3:40am Garden State


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Run for MABS on Sunday MABS have organised a three-kilometre Race For Life fun this Sunday, November 11, starting near Club Nautico and terminating just before the chiringuito at Playa Los Narejos. Registration is at 9.30am for an 11am start. Entry is only €10 for adults and €5 for children, which includes a T-shirt and medal for all participants. Also, next Wednesday, 14, there will be a craft fair at Café Golf in San Javier from 11am-2pm. There will be wood turning, mosaics, card and cake makers, patchwork and flower arranging, among others, all performed by local professionals. For more information on all events, visit www.mabsmurcia.com.

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Irish Rover landlady gives back

PAYBACK: Pensioners owed for prescription charges.

Madrid holding up prescription reclaims THE regional health department owes 210,000 Valencian Community pensioners a total of €4.5 million for their outlay on prescription copayment. Pensioners now have to meet 10 per cent of the cost of prescriptions but can reclaim the difference if they pay more than €10 a month for three consecutive months.

The amounts due have not yet been paid although this is not the fault of the regional government, claimed Health chief, Luis Rosado. The regional government is waiting for the Ministry of Health in Madrid to supply the pensioners’ bank details so that the transfers can be made, he said. The sum of €7.5 million has been

set aside from the health budget for the pensioners’ payments. All the department needs now is for Madrid to come up with the necessary information, Rosado said. And although the central government set the time limit for reimbursement at six months, Valencia is making the payments after three, he pointed out.

OWNER of Irish Rover bar in Torrevieja, Vivienne Paterson, has presented cancer charity AECC with another substantial amount of money in memory of her mother’s death from cancer four years ago. Vivienne organised a number of fundraising events at the bar, this time raising more than €600, which will be used for AECC's much-used subsidised cancer screening in the area.

CHARITABLE: Vivienne and Maria Wilson, President of AECC.


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5:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 10:15am Neighbourhood Blues Documentary series looking at the grassroots fight against crime. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Series about properties that have gone to auction. 12:00pm Watchdog Daily 12:45pm Cash in the Attic Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 4:05pm Deadly 60 Wildlife series. 4:35pm Lockie Leonard 5:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:25pm Léon 5:30pm Junior MasterChef 5:55pm Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm The Paradise 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Panorama

12:35am Veronica Guerin 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure 3:15am Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs 4:15am Rip Off Food 5:00am Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution Paul Martin launches a campaign to get Britain back in touch with its proud craft traditions. 5:45am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 9:25pm Bruce Almighty 11:00pm Some Girls 11:30pm EastEnders Patrick tries his best to get Cora to open up, but things fail to go to plan. 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy Animated comedy about family life. 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:10am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Some Girls 2:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 2:30am Unsafe Sex in the City 3:30am Great Movie Mistakes 3:55am Border Wars

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

7:00am Zigby 7:10am Finley the Fire Engine 7:20am Little Robots 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:45am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am School of Silence 8:30am Pet Squad 8:40am Eliot Kid 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:25am Mister Maker Comes to Town 9:45am I Can Cook with You 10:00am ZingZillas 10:15am Baby Jake 10:25am Dipdap 10:30am Wibbly Pig 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Big and Small 11:05am Big Barn Farm 11:20am Charlie and Lola 11:30am 3rd and Bird 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Restoration Roadshow 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories

7:15am The Hoobs Iver has organised a ‘Big Day Out’: the Hoobs are off on a trip outdoors; until it starts to rain. 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:35am Everybody Loves Raymond All Ray wants for Christmas is a little loving from his wife, but they can’t get any privacy. 10:05am Frasier 10:35am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not Superspending best friends Amy and Megan from Manchester face the 50 pound challenge. 1:35pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 3:40pm Countdown

6:35am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Olive the Ostrich 7:55am 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 9:40am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:15pm The Hotel Inspector 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Best House in the Street 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

4:00pm Real Rescues 4:45pm Flog It! 5:30pm Breakaway Hosted by Nick Hancock, Breakaway is a race to the finish line with up to 10,000 pounds to be won. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads Dermot Murnaghan hosts the show in which, every day, a new team of challengers take on probably the greatest quiz team in Britain. The team is made up of some of the country’s top quiz champions, including Barry Simmons, Millionaire winner Judith Keppel, Mastermind winner Chris Hughes, three-time World Quiz champion Kevin Ashman, Weakest Link winner CJ de Mooi and 15-1 winner Daphne Fowler. Can the challengers triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and walk off with the cash prize? 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00pm Dara O Briain’s Science Club Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science. 11:00pm Later Live... with Jools Holland 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm The Dales 5:30pm The Dales 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Amy is left to pick up the pieces when Kerry is given her marching orders. 8:30pm The Martin Lewis Money Show Money-saving advice with expert Martin Lewis. 9:00pm 40 Years on Coronation Street 10:00pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm Take Me Out Paddy McGuinness presents another episode of the fun dating show. Hoping to win a date tonight are electrician Jase from Pontefract, beat boxer Jim from Surrey, bike engineer Darryl from Cornwall, and Marco, a saxophone player in Olly Murs’s band from London. As ever, we also check out how last week's dates went on the Isle Of Fernando’s.

4:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know Comedian Sandi Toksvig hosts a brand new quiz show. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 10:00pm Heston’s Fantastical Food 11:00pm Fresh Meat 11:50pm Random Acts 11:55pm Homeland Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there.

4:15pm Bonneville 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Highland Emergency 8:30pm Highland Emergency Documentary series. 9:00pm Rolf's Animal Clinic 10:00pm Body of Proof 11:00pm CSI: NY 11:55pm CSI: NY

12:20am Imagine... Arts series. 1:50am BBC News 5:00am Making Media 5:30am Children at Work Two hundred million children around the world go to work every day.

12:50am Grimefighters Series following the daily lives of Britain’s clean-up teams. 1:15am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Loose Women 4:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

1:00am Pokerstars.co.uk European Poker Tour 2:00am BT and Channel 4 Present... 2:05am Sailing Russell Coutts gives an update on the latest construction crisis within his team, Oracle Team USA. 2:30am KOTV Boxing Weekly Mexican legend Jos? 3:00am Beach Volleyball 3:55am Bullrun 4:20am British Rallycross 4:45am Extreme Sailing Series 5:15am Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon 5:45am Ironman World Series

12:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:45am Forensic Files Documentary series examining the application of modern technological advances in police work. 2:10am Super Casino 5:00am HouseBusters Janet Ellis invites three experts to ‘heal’ a house that is making its inhabitants unhappy. 5:25am House Doctor Home improvement series. 5:45am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day’s events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Timothy Spall: All at Sea Timothy Spall and his wife Shane continue their trip around the British coast by barge. 9:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 9:30pm Britain on Film 10:00pm Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World 11:00pm Clarissa and the King’s Cookbook 11:30pm Jerusalem on a Plate 12:30am Inspector Montalbano Drama based on the series of books featuring the Sicilian detective. 2:10am Britain on Film 2:40am Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World 3:40am Clarissa and the King’s Cookbook

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Satellite channels SKY1

Stargate SG-1

8:00am Modern Family 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Glee 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Glee

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4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Raising Hope 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Last Resort 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Dude, Where’s My Car? 12:40am Road Wars 1:10am Road Wars 2:10am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:10am Road Wars 4:00am Road Wars 4:50am Road Wars 5:20am

5:30am Snow Dogs 7:15am Swingers 9:00am Cyrus 10:40am Analyze That 12:20pm Ice Age 1:50pm Toy Story 3 Family Show Special 2:10pm Tower Heist 4:00pm Team America: World Police 5:45pm Analyze That 7:30pm Ice Age 9:00pm Tower Heist 10:45pm Team America: World Police 12:30am Swingers 2:15am Cyrus 3:55am Critical Condition 5:40am Project: Alf

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:55am A Valentine’s Date 7:25am

Stepping Out 9:20am Water for Elephants 11:25am Prom 1:15pm Irreconcilable Differences 3:10pm Honey 2 5:05pm A Little Bit of Heaven 7:00pm Shallow Hal 9:00pm Water for Elephants 11:00pm Moneyball 1:15am Easy A 2:55am Casino Jack 4:45am Stay Cool

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:35am Anaconda 2: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 6:15am The Avengers Special 6:45am The Top Ten Show 2012 7:00am The Chaperone 8:55am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 10:45am Batman 1:00pm Alexander 4:00pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 5:50pm Hanna

7:50pm Batman 10:00pm Alexander 1:00am Gone in 60 Seconds 3:00am Machete 4:55am Death Wish 3

TCM 6:00am Murder at the Gallop 7:30am Gunsmoke 8:30am The High Chaparral 9:30am The Hound of the Baskervilles 11:05am Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 12:20pm Fort Massacre 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm The Pearl of Death 5:15pm Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear 6:35pm Big House, U.S.A. 8:10pm Gunfighters of Casa Grande 10:00pm The Fugitive 12:30am Breakheart Pass 2:15am The Fugitive 4:25am Breakheart Pass


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Order more goods from manufacturers. Raw product output takes a turn for the better. Less people on dole. Economy thrives and everybody wins. Frankly, I believe that whoever has the incentive and know-how to kick all this into action can have all the yachts and private planes they want. Compared to the prosperity they can bring to whole nations, their indulgences are a mere drop in the ocean. These entrepreneurs should be encouraged by every means possible. But not according to the left-wing brigade who would rather see them clad in sackcloth and ashes. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tax them to the hilt!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; they scream. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hit their yachts, planes and luxuries!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Everybody out!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Give â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em as much aggravation as possible.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Result? Businessman packs up, moves or loses business, sacks staff and the whole process I have described above goes into reverse. Result? Economic disaster. Not rocket science, is it? Simply common sense. Keep the faith Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

Labour not to blame THE Andrew Mitchell affair was brought about by an obnoxious man full of his own self importance treating someone who was there to protect him with utter contempt. You say he called the protection officer a pleb (Issue 1425) but he also allegedly used abusive language and implied he could have him removed from his post. As for the downfall of this arrogant and self-important man, it was members of his own party, the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;right wingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tories, that met and declared no confidence in him and the Chief Whip that brought about his resignation, not the Labour Party. John Paterson Albir

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5:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 10:15am Neighbourhood Blues 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Series about properties that have gone to auction. 12:00pm Watchdog Daily 12:45pm Cash in the Attic Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

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11:05am Big Barn Farm 11:20am Charlie and Lola 11:30am 3rd and Bird 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm Animal Park 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

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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 Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories Crime drama series.

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:35pm Lockie Leonard 5:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:25pm Léon 5:30pm Junior MasterChef 5:55pm Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:57pm BBC News and Regional News 9:00pm DIY SOS 10:00pm Brazil with Michael Palin 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 11:45pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You

12:25am Film 2012 with Claudia Winkleman 12:55am Salvage 2:15am Weatherview 2:20am See Hear 2:50am Andrew Marr’s History of the World 3:50am Rip Off Food 4:35am Rip Off Food Series tackling the tricks of the trade used by food manufacturers and supermarkets. 5:20am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Young Apprentice 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 9:30pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Unsafe Sex in the City 11:00pm Unzipped 11:45pm Family Guy Animated comedy about family life. Brian sells Stewie’s beloved teddy Rupert at a garage sale. 12:10am Family Guy Animated comedy about family life. 12:30am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 12:50am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:15am Unsafe Sex in the City 2:15am Unzipped 3:00am Gavin and Stacey 3:30am Gavin and Stacey 4:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 4:30am Some Girls

4:00pm Real Rescues 4:45pm Flog It! Antiques series. 5:30pm Breakaway 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00pm The Hour 11:00pm The Culture Show Andrew Graham-Dixon goes stateside to meet Tom Wolfe. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines, with Gavin Esler.

12:20am Great Continental Railway Journeys 1:20am Storyville Documentary marking the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space. 2:20am BBC News 5:00am The World, My Stuff and Me 5:30am Children at Work

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day’s events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Timothy Spall: All at Sea Timothy Spall and his wife Shane continue their trip around the British coast by barge. 9:00pm Britain’s Best Drives 9:30pm Tales From the Wild Wood 10:00pm Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 11:00pm Getting On Darkly comic series set in an NHS Trust hospital ward. 11:30pm City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri 12:30am Apples: British to the Core 1:30am Britain’s Best Drives 2:00am Tales From the Wild Wood 2:30am Getting On Darkly comic series set in an NHS Trust hospital ward. 3:00am Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:15pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 7:45pm Emmerdale Debbie struggles to hold it together when Sarah goes into hospital. Amy desperately hopes she has made the right decision to stick by Kerry. Nikhil worries about how well Gennie is coping with motherhood. 8:15pm International Football Live 10:45pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:20pm International Football Highlights Matt Smith is joined by Gareth Southgate and Andy Townsend for highlights of England’s friendly against Sweden. 12:20am Rumour Has It... 2:05am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Columbo Columbo is called in to investigate unsporting behaviour when a football magnate is murdered. 5:20am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

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5:45am Ironman World Series 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am BT and Channel 4 Present... 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away Lisa and Tony were married in Montenegro three years ago, and Lisa now wants to buy a place there. 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 1:35pm Come Dine with Me In Merseyside, four competitors try to host the perfect dinner party. 2:35pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 3:40pm Countdown

7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Olive the Ostrich 7:55am 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 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:15pm The Hotel Inspector 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Best House in the Street 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

4:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know Comedian Sandi Toksvig hosts Channel 4’s brand new general knowledge quiz show. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm Secret State Gabriel Byrne, Douglas Hodge, Gina McKee, Charles Dance, Rupert Graves and Ruth Negga star in the four-part political drama written by Robert Jones and directed by Ed Fraiman, which is inspired by Chris Mullin’s novel A Very British Coup. Following his shock election victory, Tom Dawkins launches an enquiry into the toxicology anomalies at the blast in Scarrow. As British intelligence locates the whereabouts of al-Qaeda chief Tamin alGhamdi, a reluctant Dawkins is pressed to take him out. Meanwhile, after her superiors at GCHQ fail to take her findings seriously, Agnes reaches out to the one man she thinks could help her.

4:15pm Crimes of Fashion: Hostile Makeover 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Jett and VJ’s rivalry grows as they both train for the surf carnival. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Emergency Bikers 9:00pm The Removal Men 10:00pm Erin Brockovich Fact-based drama.

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Geordies Overboard 1:10am Abbey Road Studios: In Session with VW Beetle 1:55am Spotlight 2:10am The Crush with KFC Krushems 3:05am 90210 3:45am Do Not Disturb 5:30am Deal or No Deal

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12:45am Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 1:40am Forensic Files 2:05am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am HouseBusters Janet Ellis invites three experts to ‘heal’ a house that is making its inhabitants unhappy. 5:25am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela’s Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Airline 7:30am Airline 8:00am Modern Family 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Glee 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Raising Hope 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Glee Project 10:00pm Last Resort 11:00pm Fringe 12:00am A League of Their Own 12:30am Trollied 1:00am Ross Kemp: The Invisible Wounded

2:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00am Glee 3:55am Road Wars 4:45am Road Wars 5:10am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 7:20am A Nanny for Christmas 8:50am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 10:35am Taxi 12:20pm Head of State 2:05pm Horrible Bosses 3:50pm 30 Minutes or Less 5:20pm Taxi 7:05pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 9:00pm 30 Minutes or Less 10:30pm Horrible Bosses 12:15am Women in Trouble 2:00am Family Jewels 3:45am Head of State 5:30am Dragnet

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:45am Stay Cool 6:25am Stepping

Out 8:20am The Butcher’s Wife 10:10am Rabbit Hole 11:45am Harry Potter: The Magic Lives On 12:15pm City of Angels 2:15pm 4 Wedding Planners 3:45pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 5:20pm Mother and Child 7:40pm Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 10:00pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 11:35pm City of Angels 1:35am Cherrybomb 3:10am Middle Men 5:10am The Age of Innocence

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:55am Death Wish 3 6:30am War Horse Sky Movies Special 7:00am Tron Legacy 9:10am Déjà Vu 11:20am Batman Returns 1:30pm The Eagle 3:25pm First Blood 5:10pm Rambo: First Blood Part II

6:50pm Batman Returns 9:00pm The Eagle 11:00pm First Blood 12:40am Rambo: First Blood Part I2:20am Rambo III 4:05am Crimson Tide

TCM 8:30am The High Chaparral 9:30am The Pearl of Death 10:45am Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear 12:05pm Gunfighters of Casa Grande 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm The Scarlet Claw 5:20pm Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror 6:35pm The Capture 8:25pm Thunder Over the Plains 10:00pm U.S. Marshals 12:25am The Jacket 2:25am U.S. Marshals 4:40am Roxie Hart


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MAZING, isn’t it? The number of people queuing up to claim they knew so little about Jimmy Savile’s ‘activities’. First, Mark Thompson, former BBC Director-General. Despite being in the post for the past eight years, he nevertheless only ‘formed the impression’ last December that Newsnight was investigating allegations of sex abuse against the DJ. Next Sir Roger Jones, former BBC Governor and Head of Children in Need, who banned Savile from the telethon: “Children In Need knew the biggest thing to guard against was paedophiles – they were like flies around the honey pot.” But Sir Roger did nothing to ‘out’ him. Yet eight criminal allegations were formally recorded against Savile, two of rape and six of indecent assault, covering six decades. David Nicolson, Jim’ll Fix It director, claimed BBC bosses ignored his attempts to expose Savile after catching him having sex with a young girl in his dressing-room. Commonplace behaviour apparently. “Everybody was at it on Top of the Pops,” according to Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt.

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Complacency or coverup? Either way is wrong Breaking Views Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To comment on any of the issues raised in Nora’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/nora-johnson

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Complacency or… cover-up? Either way, some ageing rock stars are reportedly nervous about the investigations. On a different note, I’d like to thank readers who regularly write in to my website, which gets hits from all over. This past week’s been a bit different, though. Immediately following my last piece about President Vladimir Putin, I was a bit surprised by a visit (but no comment) from Russia. Specifically Moscow. Did someone there visit the website after catching my piece on the web? Now, this wasn’t negative, but, nonetheless, I’m

VLADIMIR PUTIN: ‘I’m watching you, Johnson…’ left wondering about my fate. Understandably, I don’t care to end up (with Christmas and New Year celebrations ahead!) like the Pussy Riot punk band imprisoned in remote gulags for anti-Vladimir

Putin protests. So maybe I’d better lie low for a bit. Something those ageing rock stars have doubtless been advised to do… Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Soul

Stealer’ & ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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Keep your pearly whites white NEXT to a million dollars and a body like Jennifer Lopez, whiter teeth are one of the top things pretty much any woman would like to have. But unlike JLo’s physique or a mountain of cash, gleaming pearly whites are actually totally attainable. Here are five quick ways to brighten your smile right now. 1. Try at-home whitening strips. They work! Really! For the best results, dentists recommend using them at least six hours after brushing and drying your teeth with a tissue before applying the strips. 2. Dip a washcloth in hydrogen-peroxide. Then rub your teeth with it. The peroxide lightens stains; the nubbiness of the cloth further helps

KEEP SMILING: Be proud of your smile. scrub them away. 3. Switch to a whitening toothpaste. They’re not strong enough to dramatically whiten discoloured teeth on their own, but they can help get rid of new stains by scrubbing them away with a mild abrasive called silica. 4. Wear blue-based colours, and gloss.

Cherry red, wine, and berry colours make teeth look whiter. And steer clear of matte lipsticks which can make teeth look dingy. 5. Brush after every meal. Sounds obvious, but don’t forget, it makes a big difference. Keep a mini disposable brush in your purse for on-the-go cleaning.

Wrinkle remedy DON’T squint, get reading glasses! Making the same expressions over and over, like squinting, overworks facial muscles, forming a groove beneath the skin's surface. Eventually, the groove becomes a wrinkle. Keep those eyes wide. Wear reading glasses if you need them. And get savvy about sunglasses, which can protect skin around the eyes from sun damage and keep you from squinting.

LOOKING GOOD: The secret of wrinkle-free skin.

It’s all grey matter NO more salon visits every six weeks to cover up grey roots. It’s probable that scientists will develop a pill that prevents grey hair. “The leukemia drug Gleevec causes some people to restore hair colour. “It’s a matter of flipping the right gene switches in the DNA, turning the right expression up or down, like the volume control on a stereo,” speculates David H McDaniel, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sport smartens you up SPORT in middle age could boost your brain power, say researchers. A study of overweight men, with the average age of 49, who started exercising twice a week for a few months, found that as their waistline shrunk, their mental agility grew. After a four month period, they performed better on mental tasks. Experts at the University of Montreal (Canada) believe the men’s brains benefited when their artery health improved as their brains also made better use of oxygen.


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RUNNING FREE: Some of the participants.

Huge success for Race for Life

BLUE skies and a fresh breeze greeted the participants in the MABS Cancer Support Group’s

eighth annual Race for Life in Mazarrón. People were able to walk or run a 4km or 8km course with almost 100 people taking part. MABS Mazarrón has pledges of €5,655 which, combined with funds received on the day,

should mean that MABS will reach its 2012 Race for Life target of €6,000. The next Race for Life will be a 3km course in Los Alcázares on Sunday, starting at the Club Náutico. For more information, call 615 016 035.

Madrid holding up prescription repayments THE regional health department owes 210,000 Valencian Community pensioners a total of €4.5 million for their outlay on prescription co-payment. Pensioners now have to meet 10 per cent of the cost of doctors’ prescriptions but can reclaim the difference if they pay more than €10 a month for three consecutive months. The amounts due have not yet been paid although this is not the fault of the regional government, claimed Health chief, Luis Rosado. It is waiting for

the Ministry of Health in Madrid to supply the pensioners’ bank details so that the transfers can be made, he said. The sum of €7.5 million has been set aside from the health budget for the pensioners’ payments. All the department needs now is for Madrid to come up with the necessary information, Rosado said. And although the central government set the time limit for reimbursement at six months, the Valencia government is making the payments after three, he pointed out.

A NEW pill said to halt the onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be on the market in four years. Currently known as LMTX, it is thought to be twice as good as anything already available and could greatly slow, and possibly even halt, the onset of the disease. The pill – developed by British scientists – has already been tested on patients, with ‘unprecedented’ results according to its inventor, Professor Claude Wischik, who said: “It flat lines the disease. If you get in early, you can pull people back from the brink.” Meanwhile, scientists are also looking at the link between the disease and Type 2 diabetes. The new theory has led to hope that treatments for diabetes may also help dementia sufferers.


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Licensed taxi drivers need to go on charm offensive THERE is friction between licensed cab drivers and pirates, especially those doing lucrative airport pick-ups. It cannot be a price-cutting issue as there isn’t that much difference between them. Licensed drivers have a reputation for lack of transparency in pricing and king of the road driving practices. Pirate drivers are more considerate and tend to speak By Mike Walsh their passengers’ language; they www.michaelwalsh.es are a hard act to To comment on any of the issues follow. raised in Mike’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com As their public /columnists/mike-walsh image is not good, it might pay if licensed drivers were to go on a charm offensive. Hats Segura; he is providing free off to Sevilla cab driver Rafael transport to health centres to

WAITING TIME: Taxi drivers on charm offensive?

Avoid stealing from lady motorists

Images of Spain

cancer stricken kids and families on their uppers.

SO A Madrid lady driver, who pursued a handbag thief, mowed him down and killed him, is unlikely to face more than a charge of traffic misdemeanour. The police accept the assailant was ‘accidentally’ hit ‘due to the momentum of the car’. It sounds perfectly reasonable. I must remember this should I ever be involved in hapless misjudgement when driving. When stealing Spanish ladies’ handbags, avoid those with car keys.

LAST RUN: Tragedy on the road.

Road madness A BRITISH pensioner taking part in a popular run has died. Yes, I know he was experienced, but really, should a gentleman, said to be between the ages of 65 and 75, be taking part in 10km runs anywhere, never mind highways? From a very early age, I taught my sons the most important word in the English language is ‘anticipation.’ Always anticipate the possible consequences of your intentions. It is a pity he did not.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Get both business and personal plans sorted out in the coming week. Thereafter, changes to your routine may be necessary, which is disruptive. The best-laid plans can need adjustment, so donʼt beat yourself up over that.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Someone close has ideas about how things should be at home this Christmas. Although you wish to show an interest, and should, they may be more ʻhands onʼ than you.

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SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Making a new start is not always the exciting thing that people imagine. When there are still old matters to be resolved, it takes the edge off the pleasure. It may be worth cooling off a new relationship until your social life is more settled.

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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Although you may be looking for someone or something special in the months ahead, perhaps you are asking too much. When the time is right it will happen.

Do whatever your talents allow to help because this will not be forgotten.

you have been thinking of as a chore turns out to be a great ball of fun.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

The pleasure you will get from helping in the home this week should not be underestimated. What

Your relationships to others linked to the home environment are going well. Aim to build on that this week because the

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chance to make a real change to your surroundings opens up. Comfort is top of your agenda and the continuing sales give scope. Restlessness can be channelled into an energetic response when others seek help. Taking on a small charitable task makes you smile and brings satisfaction.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Your mind is as sharp as a razor this week, so woe betide anyone who tries to trick you. Itʼs a great time to use your talents fully, particularly in regard to a business venture. It is possible that your strengths are a little unrecognised so donʼt be afraid to try something entirely new.

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

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.

This week is mainly concerned with financial matters, and it is easy to both save and make extra money. Keep your energy levels high by making the most of chances to exercise and get out in the fresh air.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

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The repayment of a favour should see you with extra money in your pocket. Holding on to it is your best bet. .

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) A social gathering turns up an old friend who makes an offer. Although you may feel unworthy, please be reminded of the times in the past when you have given them support. It will be through others that real progress will be made.

LEO (July 24 - August 23)

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Keep energy levels high by being at the hub of any social activities. Accept all invitations, however dull you feel they may turn out and allow yourself to be surprised. Continue with any check-ups on your health, eating sensibly if you overindulged during the holiday.

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VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) As you have decided to rearrange both your business and home life, it is a busy time, indeed. You enjoy a challenge so it will not worry you that other people have different ideas.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Concentrating on hearth and home gives you great satisfaction. As a born home-maker, you relish the idea of making something beautiful. This week it may be possible to show more of your skills when someone seeks your advice. This time it is on more of a personal note and you could end up helping with appearances.

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 1 Wallops feet covering (5) 4 Casual Roman upset about his daughter (6) 9 Prepared for different trade-in (7) 10 Hand-cuffs (5) 11 Taking off from British Islesʼ Stanstead Airport (4) 12 The object is to add nothing to a cooked supper (7) 13 Abstract art shop (3) 14 The charge is all right (4) 16 Simple pastime as youngster? Not altogether (4) 18 Fill out a notebook (3) 20 Exeter motorway crash is far away (7) 21 Temptation found in Cuba, Italy and France (4) 24 Ran Kansas classes (5) 25 Church in China developing the bends (7) 26 Second part finishes, but still hands over the money (6) 27 Warbles in The Rising Sun (5) Down 1 Put down roots in North Yorkshire (6) 2 A fellowʼs legs may be protected by these (5) 3 Poison gases produce air (4) 5 Gripped exotic-bred boas (8) 6 Monsters created from dead organs (7) 7 Get the hang of being a teacher

Funagram 1. Unscramble the name of a famous nursery rhyme character: OIL LONG DECK 2. Unscramble the name of a current Scottish Premier League football team: USSR TYCOON

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Route (4) 3 Works (5) 6 Jarabe (líquido) (5) 8 Verdad (5) 10 Rata (3) 11 Key (door) (5) 12 Onza (peso) (5) 13 Monja (3) 14 Sonido (5) 15 Empinado (cuesta) (5) 16 Fox (5) 17 Cabeza (de persona) (4)

Down 1 Resultados (de elecciones, exámenes, competiciones) (7) 2 Stuttering (9) 4 Botones (7) 5 Sleet (9) 7 To catch (fire) (7) 9 Guest (hotel) (7)

Co d e B r e a ke r (6) 8 Translate taped expert (5) 13 Are Leeds constituents allowed to go free (8) 15 Very serious in grammatical form (7) 17 Should end in bearʼs whiskers

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Across 1 Respectable (6) 4 Racket game (6) 9 Height (7) 10 Private instructor (5) 11 Later on (5) 12 Understand (7) 13 Beer (3) 14 Revolutionary (5) 16 Keen (5) 18 Male child (3) 19 Italian dumpling (7) 21 Concentration (5) 23 Force out (5) 24 Recount (7) 25 Be in a rage (6)

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(6) 18 Juicy fruit, penny apiece (5) 19 The rest from the Isley Brothers (6) 22 Once more a drink has the answer (5) 23 Appreciates lodgings (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Opiate, 5 Grouse, 8 Bond, 9 Bracelet, 10 Relegate, 11 Awed, 12 Berate, 14 Herbal, 16 Item, 18 Marginal, 20 Magnesia, 21 Chin, 22 Falcon, 23 Dorset. Down: 2 Protege, 3 Addle, 4 Embrace, 5 Grape, 6 Openair, 7 Suede, 13 Almanac, 14 Harvard, 15 Avarice, 17 Tiara, 18 Mason, 19 Incur. QUICK - Across: 1 Pat, 3 Bossa nova, 8 Raids, 9 Leading, 10 Ire, 11 Ahead, 12 Collide, 13 Sparse, 15 Ushers, 19 Promise, 21 Admit, 23 Mar, 24 Unaware, 25 Traps, 26 Prototype, 27 Sty. Down: 1 Perhaps, 2 Twice, 3 Besides, 4 Select, 5 Avail, 6 Orifice, 7 Argue, 14 Avocado, 16 Startle, 17 Satisfy, 18 Remedy, 19 Plump, 20 Imago, 22 Moans. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Stamps, 4 Vaso, 8 Plans, 9 Ritmo, 10 Two, 11 Suave, 12 Meals, 15 Lip, 16 Spade, 18 Espia, 19 Nail, 20 Tapete. Down: 1 Sapos, 2 Araña, 3 Pasteles, 5 Ant, 6 Oro, 7 Trompeta, 13 Apple, 14 Shape, 16 Son, 17 Ahi.

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AFLAME AWAITS BARELY BAREST BITTEN DREAMS EITHER

Quote Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Asian American actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher and director.

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 13 represents M and 5 represents Z, so fill in M every time the figure 13 appears and Z every time the figure 5 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.

ESTATE FLOATS HALTED (10) HEADER HEARTS METRES NEATLY

RENDER RIOTED SEARED SUITED TUMBLE

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Handle, 2 States, 3 Adhere, 4 Sheets, 5 Health, 6 Labour, 7 Helped, 8 Leered, 9 Needed, 10 Parted, 11 Reader, 12 Tweeds, 13 Belted, 14 Dwells, 15 Elders, 16 Bagged, 17 Metres, 18 Padded, 19 Speedy

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HAKESPEARE has possessed me and is exerting undue influence upon me (which means I get all the angst without the talent). So until he ups and leaves you will have to put up with the references, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m positively Elizabethan at the moment, all red hair and white face, glancing out to sea holding a wan hand up to my eyes and contemplating murder most foul. Not, I hasten to add, of king or captain, but of the canine variety. For the past two days and nights the dog next door has been howling like the Hound of the Baskervilles (donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, Conan Doyle is only visiting). I feel like I have woken in a wolf-infested forest of the late 1500s and am half expecting the sound of huntsmen on horses or the odd Tudor monarch traipsing through the undergrowth looking for the Golden Hind or a tasty boar or two. I wonder what Henry V would have done had he moved in with me (probably have me executed as a witch), put on his armour and threaten the dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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owner, stand on a mound and give a motivating speech or batter down the garage door and let the dog loose whilst crying havoc? I guess if the damned dog was called Spot I could plump for the obvious cry of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;out damned Spot, out I say!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and hope for the best. At present humour is the only thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stopping me from pulling out my hair and casting a spell. I do however wonder at the selfishness of dog owners who

allow their pets to disturb the peace and quiet of a neighbourhood. People complain about cats but cats donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bark all night or foul the pavements and unlike dogs they at least chase away rats and cockroaches. Anyway, let us not dwell on the negative but celebrate the positives. The temperature is moderate, the sun still shining and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to dust off the boots and scarves and all those lovely jumpers that hide a world of naughty lumps and bumps caused by cakes and beer and doughnuts consumed in gay abandon on hot beaches. I love winterwear as much as I hate winter weather (hence the move to Spain) and am looking forward to treating myself to yet another pair of

        

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HOWLER: Noisy dogs induce murderous thoughts.

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Hot future could spell change for Spanish wine producing industry THE jury might still be out regarding climate change, but for Spain’s wineproducers it is already a reality. The effects of global warming are irreversible, Alberto Guadarrama told an interviewer from the El Pais national daily. “It is a reality that can’t be hidden,” claimed Guadarrama, a scientist as well as a director of the Matarromera vineyard based near Villalba de Adaja (Valladolid). The company is investigating which grape varieties are most resistant to higher temperatures and works with universities in Zaragoza, Madrid and Barcelona. They are studying the genetic

behaviour of different types of grape when faced with climate change. They are developing new production methods, with Verdejo, Garnacha and Tempranillo giving the best result so far. Temperatures in Spain have risen by between two and three degrees since the 1940s, explained Sara Martin, a technician working with Guadarrama. If they continue to rise, grapes will ripen too early and produce too much sugar, resulting in a higher alcohol content and lower acidity. Reds will lose colour, while white wines could lose flavour and aroma. Several wine producers, like Cataluñabased Torres, are already affected and

Beans good for heart EATING more pulses including beans, chickpeas and lentils can reduce the risk of heart disease by controlling blood sugar levels, according to

PULSES: Better for you.

researchers at the University of Toronto (Canada). The study tested the effects of eating more foods from the legume group on 121 people with Type 2 diabetes. It found the low-GI diet reduced coronary heart disease risk by -0.8 per cent, largely

because of a reduction in blood pressure. Dr David Jenkins, a doctor at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said: “These findings linking legume consumption to improved glycemic control and reduced CHD risk are particularly important because Type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly in urban environments where bean intake has traditionally been high.”

Comparing food prices online FOOD price comparison sites could finally become commonplace in Spain, with shoppers in Madrid now able to search for the cheapest groceries online. The distribution group E. Leclerc wants to expand in the Spanish market through acquisitions and partnerships with independent entrepreneurs but with a low price image, and so has launched a website which compares six competitors, ensuring that it is up to 13.9 per cent cheaper. With an investment of around €1 million, www.buscaelmas barato.com details the results of

a study commissioned by two external companies to analyse the prices of around 450 products. They concluded that Alcampo was dearer than E. Leclerc by 5.8 per cent, along with Carrefour (11.5 per cent dearer), Ahorramás (11.9 per cent), Mercadona (12.3 per cent), Hipercor (13.5 per cent) and MaxiDia (13.9 per cent). The study was carried out in 83 supermarkets in the Community of Madrid, but the group plans to expand to other provinces where it operates, including Ciudad Real and Salamanca.

considering switching to other grapes or relocating vines to higher and cooler locations. Others are looking into the

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MOST of us wouldn’t class insects as a component of our diets or particularly want them to be; however, you may be eating more of them than you think. You may also want to check where your food comes from as in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows for ‘natural defects’ by permitting a certain amount of bugs and rodent hair to be present in food products. For example, many chocolate products may contain an average of 60 pieces of insect and one hair from a rodent per 100g, while citrus fruit juice can contain one maggot per 250ml.

Super foods beneficial for the over forties AS we age, our bodies burn less energy while resting, resulting in weight gain. And, from the age of 40, cardiovascular disease and diabetes become a concern. To keep those pounds at bay, try eating more of these super foods:

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• Oats – containing beta-glucans, oats are a soluble fibre that can help lower the unwanted form of cholesterol, and have antioxidants unique to the grain to protect against the build-up of plaque on artery walls. Eating just three grams of oats every day is enough to reduce

total cholesterol by 5 to 10 per cent, say researchers • Cherries – the fruit is useful in combating several conditions including gout and arthritis as they are a rich source of the antioxidant antho-cyanin. Introduce a dozen cherries with

ENJOY: For just 2€ per tapa and a drink.

yoghurt or seeds or drink a glass of unsweetened juice three or four times a week to ensure you receive the beneficial vitamins • Almonds – the benefits range from improved blood-sugar levels to reducing cholesterol. Make sure you eat plain varieties not sugared or salted versions • Oily fish – Omega 3 fats in salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and herring can help lower heart rate and blood pressure, and reduce the risk of irregular heartbeat. For optimal benefits, consume at least four times a week • Soy – Isoflavones in soy beans have been linked to lowering cholesterol, increasing bone density in post-

menopausal women and improving male fertility. Consume fresh edamame beans or soy beans in cans two to three times week but be cautious as soy can affect hormone levels and overconsumption is not recommended for premenopausal women • Tomatoes – an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene which protects against the formation and spread of cancer cells as well as protecting arteries. Research has shown that drinking 150ml of tomato juice after 20 minutes of exercise offers protection against prostate, lung and stomach cancers and heart disease. Lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by the body when it is cooked.

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ROUND 300 tapas are on offer for participants on Torrevieja’s VII Tapas Route this month. For just €2 per tapa and drink, it’s a way to discover more about the hidden gastronomic delights that Torrevieja’s cafes, bars and restaurants have to offer. The route has more than doubled in size from its humble beginnings in 2009, and although imitated by many other municipalities, Torrevieja’s event is seen as the most important in the province of Alicante. The seventh edition of

the ‘Ruta de la Tapa’ will be held from Thursday until Sunday, between the hours of 12.00 to 16.30 and from 19.30 to 23.00 from Thursday November 22 until December 2, 2012. Another interesting aspect of the Tapas Route is that, map in hand, each establishment will stamp your map for each tapa you consume. When your card is full, just drop it off in the box provided and you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes.

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You are what you eat? Hope not!

A NEW marketing campaign for HP Sauce promoting its British history has been attacked on Facebook because the condiment is now made in Holland. The reactions come as HP has produced its first TV ad in five years featuring typically British scenes. A spokesman for HP Sauce said: “HP is the undisputed number one brown sauce... There is nothing new about where it is made. We announced that HP Sauce production was moving to Holland six years ago as a viable alternative was not available, and the place of manufacture is clearly stated on the label.” BROWN SAUCE: The best of British?


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S mentioned two weeks ago, we were asked to write a column about trees that grow wide naturally as they mature and trees that can be trained to grow wide at a relatively young age to give garden shade. Firstly, we would like to highlight that when visiting Spain for holidays in the 1970s, most Spanish villa gardens had a number of large,

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spreading mature trees that gave ample shade

including shading half or more of the pool. Typically the mature trees were, from memory, Ficus Elastic rubber trees, Araucaria Heterophylla Norfolk Island pines, evergreen large-leafed and large flowered Magnolia Grande Flores, Cherry trees trained on wires, Albizia Silk trees, Jacarandas, very old standard citrus trees, Pinus Nigra Maritime Corsican pine and

sometimes Querus ilex holm oaks. Naturally such trees dropped leaves and spent flowers, but no one was too bothered as in those days an inexpensive gardener swept and hosed the garden early each morning. Nowadays too few new gardens have retained large, inherited trees or planted new ones predominately for shade which is a great pity for


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STRIKING: Mature jacaranda trees in full blossom. hot summers cannot be enjoyed by people, pets or many plants without shade. So if we were to start our garden today what trees would we consider? Trees that can be trained on wires when young to create a green, flat umbrella with most, if not all, the vertical growth cut off. Possibilities include figs, cherries, white and red fruited mulberries, apricot, olive and juniper. Relatively fast-growing trees that can be grown with three metres of bare trunk so the shaded area beneath the tree can be treated as an outdoor room. Possibilities include Pinus halepensis the Aleppo pine, almonds, cherry, false peppers, jacarandas and Albizias silk trees, oleanders, olives and acacias. If you are not too keen on large trees, significant areas of shade can be created by growing vigorous climbing plants over gazebos. There are 25 possible climbing plants described and illustrated in Section 4.6 of our book ‘Your Garden in Spain’. The typical height/length and width of growth of each is indicated. Just glancing through our book ‘Growing Healthy Fruit in Spain’ reminds you that grape, kiwi, kiwino and passion fruit vines can also

be trained over gazebos for shade and easy harvesting. Swept-up leaves and dead flowers can be used to create a useful mulch material to use under shrubs and trees to suppress weeds and help

retain moisture in the soil. Interestingly, the issue of shade came up several times at the launch on the Costa Blanca of Dick’s new booklet ‘Making Waterless Gardens a Practical Reality Worldwide’.

CHILTERN Seeds have given Dick a largish box of mixed vegetable seeds for readers interested in growing vegetables in the garden, on the apartment terrace or on a local allotment. He will have some at forthcoming talks at the U3A in Oliva and Gardeners Circle in Javea, and will slip some in the envelope for anyone buying books through www.gardeninginspain.com.

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Whisper it… is Cesar still good for training your dogs? I

HAVE been involved in dog training for over 55 years during which time I have used methods that I was taught and some which I invented. All those involved in the canine industry really have to thank the late Barbara Woodhouse, who in the 1960s/70s introduced dog training with her famous phrase ‘walkies’ and in my opinion Barbara was a pioneer as she was a passive trainer. Prior to Barbara Woodhouse, 90 per cent of dogs were yard /garden dogs living outside in kennels. During the 80s, Roger Mugford, a renowned zoologist, introduced the head collar called the ‘Halti’ which was a new method of controlling dogs to walk

to heel similar to a horse halter. Many in the industry including myself laughed at the idea of walking a dog on a head collar. Like everything in life, there is progress. The Halti was a new ethos in the canine training industry and as a result more passive ways were introduced by John Rogerson, John Fisher, Annette Conn, Peter Neville and many others. Over the past 25 years, there have been many new concepts and studies and as a result more positive

reinforcement training has been used to educate people who have pets. We now know through studies that dogs are not pack animals! It has been proven that many of their genes are not that of a pack animal. There are no pack rules, we raise dogs as we raise children and our dogs go to a school. We do not use the word pack as a group of dogs is a collection, there is no hierarchy. I have been aware of the type of training methods used by Cesar Milan, the Mexican from the USA know as The Dog Whisperer. He has many TV shows which includes using electric collars and tapping the dog’s body with the foot which appears to people as if he is kicking the dog. Cesar punches and uses spike collars if required. His system unfortunately, like many trainers, is now completely out of date and as he himself states, he is self taught which in my opinion is dangerous. In the The Mail on Sunday, Cesar robustly defends his methods. ‘I am

CONTROVERSIAL: Cesar Millan. not brutal or cruel to animals,’ he insists. ‘My mission has always been to save dogs – especially troubled and abandoned dogs. I’ve dedicated my life to this. My new TV series is all about saving shelter

dogs and rehabilitating them so they can be adopted by good families.’ Cesar insists he uses the more controversial techniques only on what he calls ‘red-zone’ animals: aggressive and abandoned dogs

Feline faux pas SOME foods which are edible for humans, and even dogs, can pose hazards for cats because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas,

CATS: You are what you eat.

others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to cats. Canned tuna (for human consumption) - large amounts can cause malnutrition, since it lacks proper levels of vitamins and minerals. Dog food - if accidental ingestion, will not cause a problem; if fed repeatedly, may result in malnutrition and diseases affecting the heart. Milk and other dairy products - some adult cats and dogs may develop diarrhoea if given large amounts. Table scraps (in large amounts) - are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10 per cent of the diet. Fat should be trimmed and bones not be given.

who could never be rehomed without proper training. He says he never hurts the animals, only touches them lightly. But he also says that spike chokers and electrical devices ‘may be helpful’. On his website, Cesar says an electronic dog collar ‘is the most successful’ at stopping unwanted barking. He says: ‘I use many techniques to rehabilitate dogs. In extreme cases – by which I mean cases where I’m the last resort before a dog is put down – these tools may be helpful. But they are just one of many techniques. I am from the old school and pleased that 25 years ago I took various courses in London with John Fisher and Annette Conn and others and also attended many training schools in the UK and USA. Now the new modern approach is the Teddington Touch, known as the TTouch which Sarah Fisher uses and can be viewed on the Internet. For your local radio frequency log on to www.talkradioeurope.com.


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Mortgage prices fall by almost half MORTGAGES are now 40 per cent cheaper than four years ago when the Euribor reached the highest level in its history (above 5 per cent), with an average mortgage now costing €3,420 less, according to data published by the Spanish Mortgage Association (AHE), In October 2008, the monthly payment for an average mortgage of €120,000 over a 25-year term was €719 – €8,520 a year – while in October, with the new Euribor

rate, the monthly payment was €433 – €5,196 per year – a saving of €286 per month, or 40 per cent less. Cinco Dias reported that the plummeting Euribor, which closed October at 0.65 per cent, the lowest level in its history, is a significant relief for families, when compared to the mortgage rates in 2008 when the Euribor was at its highest. Mortgages being reviewed using the latest data will save on average €1,200 a year.

Planning at all-time low FRESH figures from the Ministry of Public Works in Spain show that planning approvals for the construction of new homes have fallen to their lowest level on record. They declined to just 2,647 in August, which is

just a fraction of the volumes recorded during the boom years up to 2006. The tally also represents a sharp fall compared to August last year, when planning approvals fell by 39 per

cent, whilst year to date they were down 41 per cent, and by 94 per cent compared to the same period in 2006. Whilst this is bad news for developers, it is good news for the wider Spanish property market.

RELIEF: Mortgage rate drops.


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The secret to a good house purchase I

AM often astonished by the way that people buy property, given that it is one of the most important purchases that they will ever make. Certainly, few people seem to Nick Snelling know the secret to buying property Web master www.culturespain.com and and operate with a author of 5 books including: ‘How to Buy carelessness that Spanish Property and Move to Spain – Safely’ and ‘The Laptop Entrepreneur’ often causes huge To comment on any of the issues raised in Nick Snelling’s column, go to problems. www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/ni cksnelling “A secret to buying property?” I here you ask, amazed: “A single secret? The man is a fool…” Well, you know, there is a secret and an absolute one. Only ever buy a property that is KEY FACTOR: Only ever buy a property that is easily resaleable. easily resaleable. It is that simple! real challenge and never more so buy a property because it is easily At least, the ‘secret’ is that than in a country that you do not resaleable is nothing if not counter‘simple’ - although finding a know well and that takes years to intuitive. Indeed, the very last thing on your mind, when buying your property that is easily resaleable is ‘read’ properly. far from easy. In fact, it can be a Of course, making a decision to dream home, is the thought of


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On the move to find work THE Spanish are looking elsewhere for work but not all of them leave the country. In the boom years INEM, Spain’s official employment organisation, found that unemployed workers were reluctant to move to another part of the country or accept a different job. Instead they are beginning to move around inside Spain to areas where employment - any type of employment - is more easily found. Between January and the end of September, the regions of CastillaLeon and Castilla-La Mancha lost a respective 8,334 and 7,435

inhabitants. Andalucia lost 5,876 of its inhabitants. Surprisingly, Cataluña

Spanish jobseekers are having to look elsewhere once the Spanish economy’s ‘locomotive’ saw a reduction in residents, with 3,512 people packing their bags and leaving. “Employment there is suffering in a way we have never seen before,” an economist told El Pais national daily newspaper.

Nor are departing workers hostile to the region’s independence calls, according to analysts. The problem goes back some years and affects Cataluña’s economy not its politics, they say. Preferred destinations inside Spain are the capital, Madrid. Now more of a ‘locomotive’ than Cataluña, it gained 13,650 residents. A further 5,548 chose the Balearic Islands, which benefit from a tourist industry that despite its dependence on the summer high season, continues to bolster Spain’s economy.


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Love lost in a cold climate I

T ALL started with a nervous twitch, a preoccupation with surfing travel websites and general nostalgia for all things (how to put this delicately?) nonSpanish. I even considered buying a ticket anywhere, just to gain access to the holy sanctuary of the new Starbucks in Palma airport. When I mentioned this to expat friends, they confirmed my fears; I was deep in the throes of ‘island fever’, which despite the term, can strike expats anywhere. So, when my daughters showed even a remote interest in seeing Paris for their half-term break, I was more than happy to oblige. Ooh la la! What joy, what fun! Having left a balmy Spain behind, the cold air at Orly was like a slap in the face and the first reminder how blessed we are in Southern Europe. But, alas, we came prepared, dressed in more layers than a prize onion. On arrival, the educational tour began. “Why is it called the city of love?” my eldest quizzed, after we

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OOH LA LA: The Eiffel Tower by night.

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abandoned the four-hour queue to go up the Eiffel Tower and skipped Musée d’Orsay’s equally imposing human snake. “Ah, the culture and the history of ‘amour’,” I suggested. Securely on a boat on the Seine, we perused the beauty of the place from a dry and warmish comfort, but the ‘love’ remained elusive; Place de la Concorde (“But the lady said all those people had their heads chopped off in the guillotine?”) or Notre Dame (“But Quasimodo and Esmeralda died, didn’t they?”). There was also little love lost in the café, where the most unhappy waiter in the world begrudgingly served us coffees at

€6.50 a pop and the few free taxis zipping around paid scant attention to us. I found myself perusing the weather report in Mallorca, most envious of the 18 degrees back there compared to the single

digits on the Rive Gauche. “I could never live in Paris,” the children agreed, “it’s too cold…” For the record, I do love Paris the hustle and bustle, the muted hues - even in the grey of autumn, this city is like an artist’s

canvas. So, we ended up seeing most of it from the outside, but it was still worth it. I couldn’t quite convince them it was the city of love, nor squeeze in the shopping time I had hoped, but it was precisely what we needed; a quick break from the norm, to see something new, eat some fabulous food, which will take weeks of frugality to work off. No limit crepes and chocolate chauds for the ‘enfants’ and delicious Bordeaux for us. They say that to travel is not to spend money, it is to invest it, and as expats in a holiday haven, we sometimes have to remind ourselves of the world out there. As we landed in Palma, I realised I was fully cured of my fever - for now - relieved to shed a few layers of clothing until the cold weather sets in here, too. Content with my usual café solo and ensaimada at the local, where service comes with a smile and a chat, though I did bring the laptop to check out travel options for next year. We can always dream, even living in Utopia.


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Trio chip in for free tea THREE ladies from three local companies have got together to support the Elche Children’s Orphange. They will be at the Christmas Faye next Wednesday November 14 at the Quesada Country Club and are sponsoring cups of tea. To claim your free tea pop in and see Anita and Dave at Quesada Country Club any time this week and up to 11am next Wednesday and you will receive a voucher. There are 200 vouchers up for grabs, but be quick to avoid disappointment.

Halle Berry.

Hugh Grant.

Susan Sarandon.

Tom Hanks.

By Nicole Hallett CLOUD ATLAS has received some fine reviews since it was released in the USA at the end of October. On the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, 77 per cent of the 45,897 user ratings liked it and gave it an average of 3.9 out of five. At its September premiere at the 37th Toronto International

Film Festival, it received a 10minute standing ovation. It is expected to hit cinemas in the UK, Spain, France, Australia and Japan early in 2013. Part of the movie was filmed in Mallorca, Spain’s Balearic Islands, with filming fitting around Halle Berry’s broken foot, which she injured during a day off in

September last year. Other film locations include various places in Scotland and Germany. In addition to Berry, other actors include Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. It was adapted from David Mitchell’s novel by Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski, who also direct the movie.

Warner Bros describe the movie as: ‘An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.’

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Y father, born in 1911, was a prolific writer and a natural communicator. I am comforted by a remark made by natural history expert Sir David Attenborough. He says it is because humans are compulsive communicators that set them apart from all other creatures. This set me wondering. Of all the modern aids that make our lives better, which ones would our parents have liked the most? Most never really got to grips with the internet even if they were aware of it. Oh, how my dad would have loved the internet! I am now my own BBC. From my keyboard, I can and do talk nation unto nation. This morning, the first thing I did was handle personal mail. I chatted with friends in the Baltic States. I popped over to Yekaterinburg in Central Russia, said good morning to Mara in Georgia, had a keyboard coffee with Larisa in Tula (Russia) and Svetlana in St Petersburg. I read Russia Today , scanned the Daily Mail and BBC, checked out what my

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REMEMBER THIS? Who didn’t have a Dansette record player?

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locals are doing in Spain. It is now time for cereal and I will again murmur, ‘I am sorry you were born too soon for the internet, dad.’ For all I know your dad might have been a car enthusiast. I wonder what he would make of today’s cars when comparing them with post-war Morris Minors or the Mini Coopers of the 1960s. Imagine the amazement on grandparents’ faces as they

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watch a hurricane or earthquake as it happens on the far side of the earth. Take digital photos and share them with the world instantly.

Grandma, when shown a modern kitchen would, perhaps for the first time in her life, be speechless. There would be considerable bemusement that today’s youngsters are largely unaware of how food is grown and harvested. My son was an adult when he saw his first sprouts growing. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch grandma’s face as she watches the expression on a

young mum’s face when, having asked where the cupboard is, she is directed to the garden and the farmyard? It was about 1950 when my mum, cycling home in the Welsh countryside, decided on chicken for dinner. Calling in at a farm she asked for one of the advertised fowl. How her eyebrows shot up when the farmer’s wife stooped, grabbed a chicken from those milling at her feet, casually snapped its neck and handed the unfortunate bird’s still quivering carcass to mum. Not quite Carrefour, then. Our parents probably met at one of the many dance halls and their first date was likely to be a movie. If broke, which was often, then a night in with 45rpm records on a Dansette turntable. A restaurant meal was a rare treat. I wonder what parents would make of internet dating. We live longer but the entertainment isn’t as good. I sure miss those pints of beer at five cents each…


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Lions club support FOR the fourth year in succession, the Torrevieja Costa Lions Club have been fundraising in support of the Orihuela School for disabled children, ADIS Vega Baja. Lion President Janette Bennett was delighted to present a cheque for 1,800 euros to Josefina, the President of ADIS VB. The funds donated paid for six disabled children to go to the annual summer camp on a farm near Cartagena. Following the excellent show put on by the children, Lion President Janette was invited on to the stage to receive a trophy, in appreciation of the continuing support given by the Lions.

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Rail company has a sunny idea FGV, the region’s rail service, has saved €5.3 million in three years by using and selling solar power. In October 2008, FGV installed

10,400 solar panels on the roofs of train sheds and workshops at the Campello depot in Alicante and the Machado, Tarongers and Valencia

Sud depots in Valencia. They cost €10.1 million to install and, with an estimated life of 25 years, the panels will have paid for themselves within 10 years. Covering an area of 18,000 square metres, the FGV installation is the region’s largest industrial solar power installation and one of Spain’s largest in the public sector. After meeting the company’s needs, surplus electricity generated by the system – enough to supply 1,000 households annually – is sold to the electricity MAR MENOR: Some of the members enjoying their day out. board. The advantages are not only financial, however, as FGV has also assisted A WELCOME respite break was enjoyed by 22 members at Hotel Los Narejos, Los the environment by Alcazares by Torrevieja Stroke Support. Several fly-past demonstrations by the emitting 13,178 fewer Spanish Air Force were enjoyed. Stroke sufferers and carers alike felt the benefit of tons of carbon dioxide the short holiday and thanks go to the helpers for their aid and support. The next since 2009. excursion is to Benidorm on November 30. Call 966 718 964 for more info.

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GOmaD fashion show THE GOmaD team had another successful end of season Fashion Show at Mariano’s Restaurant to make way for the revamping of the store in Mazarron for the winter clothing. Raising 1,060 euros, attendees were treated to a fashion show, along with a vast selection of garments to purchase on the day. The Christian humanitarian aid charity are now planning for the Spring Fashion Show, and welcome any donations of quality summer clothing. For enquiries, contact Amanda on 634 357 137.


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

War (1936-39) squelched any hopes of the foreign investments needed to reverse this trend. In 1940s however a decision by the Franco government was made to establish a new national car brand using ‘Spanish only’ mass production. By 1950, under the denomination

Spain sixth largest producer of cars in the world. ‘Sociedad Espanola de Automoviles de Turismo’, the SEAT auto company was formed. Franco leaned heavily on his traditional allies, Italy (Fiat) and Germany’s (Volkswagen) for investment and oversight. By 1954 the use of Spanish only made components in SEAT production was at 93 per cent from 0 per cent in only four years a remarkable achievement. By 1957 the

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N ANY conversation about automobiles and the reputations of the countries that produce them, invariably stereotypes will abound. For example, a discussion of exceptional automotive engineering will most likely include mention of Germany’s BMW or Mercedes Benz. How about luxury? Certainly Britain’s Rolls Royce or America’s Cadillac are obvious candidates. Speed? Try Italy’s Ferrari or Maserati. For efficiency and durability? Certainly some of the Japanese brands should be included in that conversation. To be sure, exceptions on many levels can and do occur. Also, the automotive industry is changing so rapidly that those stereotypes that existed in the past may no longer apply today. It might come as a surprise to many people to know that Spain is the sixth largest producer of autos worldwide and has one of the largest markets in all of Europe. This begs the question; ‘where is Spain’ in these automotive discussions? Consider… In the first half of the 20th century, Spain’s economy was unquestionably underdeveloped compared to other Western European countries. Spain had a substandard infra-structure, a severely limited market and a lack of technological know-how. Most problematical, however, was a lack of large investment capital needed for mass production. The Spanish Civil

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Shining moments in history of the Spanish car industry

PARTY ON: The Fiesta is built in Ford’s production plant in Valencia.

POP CULTURE: Sign of an era.

CLASSY: The Exeo is one of Seat’s high-end models.

company launched the historic SEAT 600 which proved to be the critical car that literally motorised Spain. It was the first car for many poorer Spaniards and became the symbol of the post-civil war Spanish economic miracle. SEAT’s marketing prowess continues today as they are among the first manufacturer to successfully feature their vehicles and components through a process known as ‘rebadging’. For example, SEAT’s Ibiza is essentially the same as Volkswagen’s Polo, while the SEAT EXEO is marketed as the Audi A4. This has allowed SEAT to produce the full spectrum of product lines from some of the world’s most efficient, to prize winning style designs to even motorsport and Formula-One cars. Today, SEAT’s pioneering model of rebadging and full range of production seems to be the automobile industry rule rather than the exception. SEAT is marketed in more than 70 countries with nearly three quarters of its annual production exported outside Spain. They have made major inroads into Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa but perhaps most notably in China, all countries considered successful emerging markets. SEAT seems poised for more continued success. American auto giant and Ford Chairman Henry Ford II had a

deep affinity for Spain. He visited often, respected Spanish culture and frequently met with top dignitaries from government and business. While still under Franco’s iron-fisted rule, Ford met with future King Juan Carlos and immediately recognised the young man’s diplomatic and business prowess. Ford was convinced of Spain’s future potential as a country on the cusp of rapid modernisation. As early as 1972 work began behind the scenes in Spain and the U.S. to create a practical fuel-efficient ‘small car for the world’’. In 1973 the fuel crisis rocked the world adding to Ford’s production urgency. By 1974 construction of Ford’s

SEAT pioneered the successful process of rebadging. massive Valencia manufacturing complex began and the Ford Fiesta, so named because of Henry’s new connection with Spain, began. In a few short years, the Ford Fiesta was the best selling car in Britain and Germany and had made deep inroads into the massive U.S. markets. By 1982, the Fiesta had been

the best selling car in its class for six years running. Many technological improvements (e.g. anti-lock breaks, air bags etc.) were in fact, innovations born of Fiesta’s cutting edge prowess. Last year the Ford Fiesta celebrated its 35th anniversary in Spain with a total of 15 million vehicles sold worldwide. Ford’s entry into Spain’s auto industry and SEAT’s remarkable business model were in the right place at the right time. Between 1940 and the late 1970s is a period categorised by some as ‘The Spanish Economic Miracle’. Spain’s growth rate was the second highest in the world (behind Japan) and became the world’s ninth largest economy. Undeniably, Spain’s entry into the industrialised community was propelled in large part by its auto industry efforts. As the SEAT and Ford experience has shown, centralised co-operative efforts, sound international management, localised research and production facilities, and the ability to produce a full spectrum of designs, are concepts not unknown to Spain. Spanish cars may never be confused with a German Mercedes or an Italian Lamborghini but her business models are laudable. In a sluggish world economy in general and Spain’s economic problems in particular, this fact should be reconsidered.


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ARIE JOY from Cardiff was born in to the world of showbiz. Her father was a dancer, so it was only natural she would follow in his footsteps and was on stage by the age of three and earning a living by nine. She soon became a lead soubrette and worked with the likes of Frank Randle and George Formby touring theatres across the UK 52 weeks a year. Meanwhile in the north of England, Mike was quickly making a name for himself on the club circuit working in nightclubs as a compere, something he had wanted to do since the age of 11 or 12 when he would sneak out at night to enter talent competitions in Manchester bars. It was in May 1966 that their paths met as Mike was compere at a show Marie Joy was working on and they began a whirlwind romance getting married just three months later after only seeing each other a total of nine times. It was a match made in heaven, both personally and professionally as they soon realised they were as much a double act on stage as off. “We started getting jobs as separate acts but on the same bill but then we learned a song together and went out as a double act. We did a lot of ad lib together and did very well,” says Marie Joy, reminiscing over a career when the entertainment industry was at its peak with every town in England having a theatre and acts working hard to secure their next gig and get their

AFTER more than half a century in showbiz, Marie Joy and Mike Davies bowed out in style at their farewell concert recently at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in

DOUBLE ACT: Mike and Marie Joy retire from showbiz. name out. “Showbiz is not the same today and there is not as much talent about. With all these talent shows it is too easy and it does make a bit of a mockery of it.” Mike and Marie Joy have worked with the likes of The Bachelors, Engelbert Humperdinck, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley

Torrevieja. Now set to enjoy their retirement, they spoke to Gemma Quinn of Euro Weekly News about their life on the stage.

Bassey and Marti Kane to name but a few and were in such great demand that they were voted ‘number one double act’ and were selected to participate in two ‘Clubland Command Performances’ at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. However, in 1992, they decided to retire to Spain. Retirement didn’t last long. After hearing about a new animal rescue charity S.A.T. they got involved and were asked to put on a show to help raise funds. They spent the next six months training and rehearsing the volunteers and even the S.A.T. vet as they put on a three-night show at Los Arcos in Torrevieja which raised €6,000. “We then met Graham Knight,” says Mike, “He told us about APANEE charity for children and invited us to take part in a big international charity show each year at the Eras de la Sal with the proceeds going to AECC and APANEE.” The couple have never taken a cent in payment or expenses and in the 20 years they have been entertaining the Costa Blanca audiences, believe must have raised in the region of €250,000 for local charities. But now, they say it

A joint celebration of Celtic cultures for St Andrew’s Day TORREVIEJA’S ‘Palacio de la Música’ is the venue for a special Saint Andrew’s Day celebration which will bring together various Celtic cultures at 7pm on Monday November 19. Presented in both Spanish and English, this meeting of Celtic cultures will commence with a selection of Scottish music offered by the ‘Iberian Celts’ playing the highland bagpipes accompanied by the classic flute and drum. The Spanish contingent is from the ‘Galician Gaita Group.’ These bagpipers, representing Spain’s most north-westerly autonomous community where Celtic roots are shared, will offer a selection of their own traditional music. There is entertainment from Maurice and Alma with their nowalmost-famous string puppets

A SPECIAL DAY: Iberian Celts join the cultural programme. which has most recently been seen in Torrevieja streets as part of a local campaign to boost commerce in the town centre. A ‘jamming session’ with Spaniard, Mota Sanchez on harmonica, accompanying Scottish piper, Wille Hume is on the bill and Irish Celt, Aoife Leddy, accompanied on guitar by Phil Ketley, offering a selection of

traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs. The ‘grand finale’ of this St. Andrew’s Day concert is the ‘Gaitas Rusador Band’ from Alicante offering their own unusual, modern style. Admission is free but the local Alzheimer’s association, AFA, will be on hand to receive voluntary donations from the audience.

THE 2 OF US: Mike and Marie Joy in 1967. really is time to retire and enjoy life’s simple pleasures of ‘menu del dias’ and walks along the sea front as they planned to do all those years ago after moving to Spain.

We will always remember them ARMISTICE day is being marked with Remembrance services across Spain this weekend. The Poppy Appeal 2012 was launched last month and are still available for people to purchase and wear with pride and support The Royal British Legion which assists Armed Forces personnel and their families. By making a donation for your poppy you are supporting those who have dedicated their lives to serving their country. Many of The Royal British Legion Branches, North District, are holding Remembrance Services, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/spain-north or email secretary.rbl.dns@gmail.com for information.

Continued support FOR the fourth year in succession, the Torrevieja Costa Lions Club have been fundraising in support of the Orihuela School for disabled children, ADIS Vega Baja. Lion President Janette Bennett was delighted to present a cheque for 1,800 euros to Josefina, the President of ADIS VB. The funds donated paid for six disabled children to go to the annual summer camp on a farm near Cartagena.


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ITH fuel prices seeming to be constantly on the rise, our customers are frequently asking the following questions: “Are Neater Heaters economical to run?” And “Why should I buy Neater Heaters as opposed to the cheaper, oilfilled heaters?” The best way these questions can be answered is with a comparison. NEATER HEATER DISTRUBUTORS: COSTA BLANCA SOUTH/COSTA CALIDA BENIJOFAR: Vincent Real Estate. Tel. 966 712 440 QUESADA: For home inspections call Colin. Tel. 636 537 338 TORREVIEJA: S J & A Digital. Tel. 966 319 253 BLUE LAGOON: The Electrical Shop (Euronics). Tel. 966 188 169 PLAYA FLAMENCA: Buster s Bar. Tel. 672 128 945 LOS ALCAZARES: For home inspections call Edmund. Tel. 966 765 552 BALSICAS/ SAN JAVIER: Sierra Golf. Tel. 968 018 257 MAZARRON Camposol B: La Red Solutions (Mapfre). Tel. 968 199 025

We frequently install our heaters in bedrooms that the customers are already heating with cheap, oil-filled heaters. These can be bought from most ferreterias for €60-€80. Most of these cheap heaters that we remove are 2.5 Kilowatts. An Iberdrola customer will be paying 45 cents/hour to run it. The Neater Heater that we replace it with is usually 800 watts and costs, at the most, 15 cents/hour to run - the real cost of the Neater Heater will be less because the thermostat will reduce the consumption. Many of the cheap, oilfilled radiators don’t even have a thermostat! The headline of what I am about to prove with boring figures and numbers is the following: It can be as cheap to pay a bit more up front for a Neater Heater and run it for two winters, than to pay less and buy a cheap, oil-filled heater and run it for only one winter! There: I’ve said it! Now I’ll prove it. All the following costs include IVA at 21%.

DOWN IN THE MOUTH: Cheap, oilfilled heaters. THUMBS UP: Cost-efficient Neater Heater.

I haven’t even included the reductions in the running cost of the Neater Heater

caused by the efficiency of the state-ofthe-art element in conjunction with the sensitive thermostat. But that’s a story for another day. Neater Heater: Sole Spanish suppliers of BEHA Heaters. Tel: 634 312 171

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HFS: First-class service and products for all your home improvement needs HFS Home Furnishing Studio is now bigger and better than ever. Due to recent expansion they now have a new showroom on the main road through Benijofar giving customers old and new more choice than ever before. A wide range of kitchens is currently on display, but once finished it will house 19 kitchen areas plus bathroom and bedroom displays. There are over 250 kitchen doors available to view plus dozens of handles and worktops including Silestone and One Quartz. But choice is not the only reason to go to HFS for your home improvements. Under the professional expertise of Graham Jordan and his wife Janet who set up HFS, you will receive a first-class service using first-class quality products and first-class tradesmen. “We have a full installation and building service,”

EXTENSIVE RANGE: HFS kitchens on display for all tastes and requirements explains Graham, “so we can fit you a new kitchen, bathroom or bedroom and sort out the tiling, electrics and any minor building work. We are removing the hassle for the customer of having different trades in when we offer it all under one roof.” HFS offer a bespoke service

and can custom design and make the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom of your dreams and to your requirements. But bespoke does not necessarily mean pricey and they endeavour to offer the best value for money for the quality materials they use.

Downstairs from the main showroom is an extensive delivery and workshop area which means that fast track supply kitchens can also be provided. So if you are simply looking to refresh your kitchen with new doors, handles or worktops, HFS can be of service.

The showroom in Benijofar is open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm with free quotations and home visits being made in the afternoon.

For more information call 966 111 866 or drop in and speak to the team.


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Your weekly music news with Melissa Jayne Official UK Top 10 1. Robbie Williams – Candy 2. Labrinth – Beneath you’re Beautiful 3. Wiley – Can You Hear Me? 4. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child 5. Adele – Skyfall 6. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing 7. PSY – Gangnam Style 8. Rihanna – Diamonds 9. Maroon 5 – One More Night 10. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Official Spanish Top 10 1. Pablo Alborán – Tanto 2. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain 3. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 4. Alejandro Sanz – Se Vende 5. Katy Perry – Wide Awake 6. Juan Magán – Te Voy A Esperar 7. Flo Rida – Whistle 8. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe 9. Auryn – Don’t Give Up My Game 10. Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

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No Doubt apologise over racism claims in new video NEWLY-REFORMED rock band No Doubt have taken the decision to drop their video for the new single ‘Looking Hot’, after an uproar from fans and critics questioning their use of Native American symbolism in the clip. The band were quick to remove the video, and an apology was immediately posted on their website. The statement read: “In Regards to Our ‘Looking Hot’ Music Video. “As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to

Vibe’s Top Tip Olly Murs – Troublemaker: is the brand new lead single to be taken from Olly’s third upcoming studio album Right Place Right Time, and features vocals from US rapper Flo Rida. It’s an upbeat pop track, which sounds very similar to typical Maroon 5 material. Speaking of the lyrics, Olly said: “The song is about that special girl that you know you should let go, but you just can’t.” Troublemaker is currently available for digital download, and is officially released the week.

Hot Gossip offend, hurt or trivialise Native American people, their culture or their history. “Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realise now that we have offended people. “This is of great concern to us

and we are removing the video immediately. “The music that inspired us when we started the band and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. “We sincerely apologise to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video. “Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.” However, despite the apology and the actions taken, many people took offence, with forums being filled with criticism towards No Doubt’s video.

Lucy Spraggan confirms she is quitting X Factor QUIRKY X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan has quit the show. The singer-songwriter missed the show two weeks ago through sickness and has now confirmed via the show’s official Twitter feed that she won’t be coming back. She said: “I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey. To accept another free pass having missed last weekend would not be fair on the others in the competition. I wish them all well.” Lucy was struck down with flu before show and apparently has still not fully recovered. An X Factor spokesperson said: “Lucy wasn’t well enough to

MUSIC NEWS perform last weekend so she has decided to withdraw from the competition. We are all sorry to see her go and wish her all the best for the future. She has been a fantastic contestant.”

Susan Boyle back with new album SINGER Susan Boyle is to return with an album of songs from the golden era of film and stage, her

fourth studio album in three years. Entitled Standing Ovation, it will see Susan Boyle and world-acclaimed producer Biff Stannard join forces to present an album that will span the generations, and also showcases duets with her lifelong idol Donny Osmond and the ‘Phantom’ himself Michael Crawford. Known best for her element of surprise and a powerful and heartstopping voice, Susan has become a global, topselling artist. With phenomenal album sales, record breaking achievements and multiplatinum chart domination, Susan has come a long way from the Britain’s Got Talent stage in 2009.


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

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CommunityChurch@gmail.com or 650 509 606.

•HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sundays 11am. Avenida de Antonio Quesada. Call Pastor Dave 622 919 604.

•PINOSO VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Calle Veintiocho de Marzo, Sunday 11am. www.pinosovcf.com or 667 049 647.

•INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Torrevieja: Sunday service and children’s church 11am; Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. 966 799 273/660 127 276.

•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES in Orihuela Costa. Don Joaquin Carlos. Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

•ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES: Call 966 733 093. •PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada: Sundays 11am; Thursdays 5pm Bible study and Prayer; weekday home groups.

•ST NICHOLAS ECUMENICAL CHURCH Camposol Sundays 10.30am: 968 138 952 or www.stnicholaschurchspain.com. •TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68: Services Sunday 10.30am with Communion and children’s Sunday School plus Wednesday 6pm. Call 966 788 771.

THURSDAY •FRIENDS UNLIMITED Quesada: 966 719 862 or www.helpvegabaja.com.

•TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets 2.45pm - 5pm in The Annex Municipal Buildings on Calle Paganini. www.torreviejastrokesupport.com.

SATURDAY • MABS BOOK SALE - The Arches Restaurant, Los Alcázares 10am-1pm (weather permitting). The MABS Book Stall is a regular feature at The Arches Restaurant on a Saturday and is popular with book-lovers from Los Alcázares and the surrounding areas. Browse the stall and have a coffee or breakfast while you choose your books.

SUNDAY • PATIENCE LODGE No 2177(GC) RAOB Meets 10.30am-12.30pm at Algorfa Hotel near La Finca golf in Los Montesinos. 966 188 105.

MONDAY • SAMARITANS Drop-in Café: 902 883 535. •SEW N SO’s Sewing Group (MABS): mabsmurciane@gmail.com. •3A MARINA BAIXA general meetings fourth Monday of month, 10.30am at Alfaz del Pi Culture Centre. www.u3amarinabaixa.com.

TUESDAY •FREE KNITTING CLUB Mazarron: 619 493 183.

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Emergency consular assistance 902 109 356

ALICANTE Airport

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Guardia Civil

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Municipal Police

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Red Cross

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•SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Torrevieja, a f t e r n o o n s a t Re s t a u ra n t e L o s Ro s a l e s , Guardamar. 966 783 508.

•CHESS CLUB Daya Vieja: 660 825 390.

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•MABS Cancer Support Group meetings: sue@mabscancersupport.org.

•CANTABILE SINGERS rehearse at La Siesta C h u r c h , 2 . 1 5 p m - 4. 1 5 p m . 9 6 6 7 9 6 8 6 6 . www.cantiblesingers.es.

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•LADIES Card making & crafting group, Torrevieja, 2pm-5pm. 966 789 977.

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PEGO Municipal Police

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SANTA POLA HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Three of Cindy’s fairy godmothers. STAGESTRUCK’s production of Happily Ever After, featuring the tale of what happens 25 years after Cinderella’s fairy tale wedding to Prince Charming. Tickets are 6 euros including a glass of wine, available from Stella on 966 786 154 or from Ellen on 627 887 010.

•SEEKERS LADIES CLUB Torrevieja meet every other Tuesday, 2pm at Bar Sacko’s, El Limonar: 966 784 033. •SEWING CRAFT CLASSES Torrevieja: 966 708 199. • C H A R I T Y M A R K E T L a Zo n a B a r, L o s A l cazares 10am-1pm. HELP Murcia Mar Menor.

Others • A L - A N O N F A M I L Y G R O U P To r r e v i e j a d o n ’ t s u ffe r a l o n e t h r o u g h a n o t h e r p e r s o n drinking – 692 799 318. •CAMPOVERDE THEATRE GROUP: Mondays and Thursdays, 2pm at Rendevous, La Zenia. 966 774 127.

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•COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS: d i ffe r e n t d i ff i c u l ty wa l k s . www.cbmwalkers.org.

•A1 DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: 966 722 897.

•CRIME WATCH SPAIN: Torrevieja: 966 786 266. Catral: 965 992 838. Montesinos: 685 444 335 Colaborando. crimewatch@skynetlink.com.

•COMPUTER CLUB Torrevieja: 966 700 041 or www.torreviejacomputerclub.com •MABS ART WORKSHOP Café Golf, San Javier 10am - 12pm. €2 donation. 968 192 768.

•DROP-OFF POINT for non-perishable food items to help the needy at Benijofar Town Hall, Monday–Friday, 8.30am–3.30pm. •FAST emergency number 968 970 626.

•STRICTLY SOCIAL friendship club Punta Prima: 966 730 569.

•PEPA Charity Shop Gandia: 650 304 746 or www.pepaspain.com

•VELVETONES CHOIR rehearse at Windsor Bar, San Luis, Torrevieja, 10am-1pm. 966 785 313.

•PRACTICE SPANISH FOR FREE: Saturday 10am-12pm. Sunday 11am at Athenea bar, Pilar d e l a H o ra d a d a . 9 6 6 7 6 2 3 0 8 o r rogeames@hotmail.com.

•VELVETONES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS rehearses at El Paraiso Restaurant, Torrevieja, 10am - 12.30pm. Call 965 327 446. •BADMINTON at Pilar de la Horadada 10am1pm. Tel: John McGilvray on 966 786 774 for info.

•SAMARITANS emotional support helpline 8pm–12am: 902 883 535. •TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL: 966 798 036 or visit www.toastmasters.org. •NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: 620 417 777 or www.nhwinspain.com.

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Guardia Civil

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Local Police

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Red Cross

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TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil

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Municipal Police

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Red Cross

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VILLAJOYOSA Guardia Civil

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Municipal Police

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Red Cross

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CB. North

648 169 045

CB. South

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The Samaritans

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British Embassy : www.uk.inspain.fco.gov.uk Age Concern Spain: www.acespana.org Airport Information: www.aena.es Local News: www.euroweeklynews.com

COMING UP •TREASURE HUNT Saturday November 17. Meet at the Don Lorenzo restaurant, Los Urrutias 11am. 12€ a head including meal. •HELP MURCIA MAR MENOR are meeting on Friday November 30 at 1pm for a ‘menu del dia’ at Puerto 3, Los Alcazares for their Christmas party.


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Chasing the wild runners RUNNING Wild A.C won five trophies from 10 runners in the Los Montesinos Road Race. The windy conditions and the ‘zigzag’ nature of the course had a somewhat adverse effect on finishing times for the 225 plus competitors. The Club’s top achievers were Helen Mitford, Helen Giles and Julia Skinner. Other awards were given to Frauke Gerlach and John Pascoe, who completed the course as the ‘oldest veterans’.

Almost the last match ROUND eight of the Albatross golf league was played at Las Ramblas course. Forty eight players took part representing 12 teams, with mixed scoring throughout the day. Team Shaky won with 117 points, second place was Breakaways trailing by one point and Elite GS placed third. Ebony and Ivory still hold their position as league leaders, despite being disqualified on this occasion for marking their score card incorrectly. One event remains at El Valle on Tuesday November 27.

Tee time for golf RON Perkins won the Busters Golf Society November Stableford competition at La Peraleja, with a score of 40 points, winning a cash prize and a voucher for a round of golf. Colin Edwards and Larry Kinsella both scored 35 points, but Colin won on handicap, both winning a golf shop voucher and a boxed presentation golf set. Next meeting is at Bonalba on December 7.

CONTROVERSIAL: The opening try for Murcia failed to demoralise ITV Orihuela.

A tough opening match -v- Murcia A CONTROVERSIAL opening try for Murcia failed to demoralise ITV Orihuela in their opening match of the season. Entertaining last year’s champions, Murcia XV, was a very tough opener to the league, which was not helped by having only 15 players for the match. It was definitely a tale of two halves as Orihuela RFC went on the attack straight from the off putting a lot of pressure on the champions, but it was Murcia who struck first on the counter attack with a try where the ball was dropped over the line.

PLAYER DOWN: Only 15 players were available for the game.

with a penalty, by Alvaro, for infringement at the breakdown and then with a breakaway try from inside their own 22. After some good footwork by Alvin following a tap tackle, he offloaded a pass to Alvaro who set up Victor to score. Going in at half time 10-7 was a great achievement against the odds. With their tails up they went into the second half with optimism of causing an upset, but that was put to bed as Murcia XV PRIZE GIVING: George and Gillian with the cup. rang the changes in the last quarter, and the COMPETITION was fierce at the Golf Day in aid of the Royal British fresh legs were the Legion Torrevieja branch poppy appeal. difference in winning Held at Vistabella golf club, there were prizes to be won on each 31-10 as Orihuela ran hole, and the winner of the day was George Turley with a out of steam. respectable 34 points off a 10 handicap. He was presented with his For more information cup by the RBL chairlady, Gillian Burden. about the club contact The real winners of the day, however, were the poppy appeal, Garry on 692 767242, who will announce next week the grand total raised from the golf and for the juniors day and raffle. contact Oscar on 600 871 606 (Spanish).

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Captain, Victor, spoke with the ref about it and it was changed to a penalty try for talking. The standards have to change, but instead of heads dropping ITV Orihuela RFC hit straight back first

ON YOUR MARKS: Local swimmers race.

Young improve in first event

YOUNGER members of the Torrevieja swimming club travelled to Elche for the first league event of the season. Eighteen of the clubs squad competed against 203 swimmers from eight other regional clubs from across the region in the day’s events. One of the older members of the team, Elian Del Rio Castillo, swam 100m freestyle improving upon his previous week’s personal best. Following him, one of the youngest team members Serger Bous attained 2nd place in the boys nine-year-olds 50m freestyle. Vitalio Veres and Amy Connolly both improved upon their previous week’s times in their 50m freestyle races. Victoria Pigneur, swimming 100m freestyle for the first time, came in with a time of 1:34:90. Georgy Murskiy and Bastian Martinez then followed knocking 10 seconds off their previous 100m freestyle times. Well done to all those who participated.


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Torry back in top four of the league FANS witnessed Torry’s their players much more feet of forwards with no most entertaining game easily and also have much regard to his own safety. of the season on more space to think and As Utiel maintained the Thursday thanks to the create. They went close pressure, Burguillos bold decision by manager on 54 minutes with a free showed his frustration Casimiro to field with a rant at a full out the ref that attacking team earned him a against Utiel. caution, before The hard fought Manolo ensured game was heart all three points stopping to the with an injury very last kick of time save that the game, but was simply Torry held on to brilliant. Torry’s a slender one first clean sheet goal advantage of the season to take all three means back in points. the top four, just Torry scored two off the on 28 minutes leaders. with an outEveryone is standing run invited to down the right ENTERTAINING: Heart stopping to the end. support the club flank from on their special Koeman. fiesta style day He dodged inside and header from a corner as at the Vicente Garcia on when all were expecting a some of Torry’s zest Sunday November 11 pass, he lashed a left seemed missing. when Torry host Alzira. footed drive past the Luis Carlos replaced a There will be paella free keeper and into the net. tired Ernesto on 63 to all, with some super Utiel were charged up minutes as Utiel stepped music to help create the for the second period and on the gas again. Manolo winning atmosphere. were allowed a lot more was called into action and So here’s to another possession. They had a demonstrated his talent home success. better shape to their side with two outstanding It all kicks off at and were able to find stops, racing out to the 5.00pm.

Local side move up the table to second place CD MONTESINOS moved up to second in the table after a comfortable 0-3 away win at Formentera. The three points moved the team up one place and now it is just a point behind leaders Orihuela Costa.

After a first 30 minutes when neither side created too many chances, it was Victor who, on 32 minutes, worked his magic and tapped in the opening goal. CD Montesinos extended their lead from the spot via Andres and Monte striker Victor got his own back on rough treatment from opponents by scoring the visitors’ third goal. There was still time for Formentera to have two players plus their manager VISTABELLA Golf played host to the second sent off as tempers flared Seve Ballesteros Foundation Golf Challenge, after the third goal. and raised 1,600 euros for his foundation CD Montesinos are at DESAFIO researching into brain tumours. Five home against the other members of the Torregolf society joined the Montesinos side, Todo 56 players taking part, two of which were Deporte at the Campo awarded best male and female categories, Jon Municipal de Futbol in Los Whitchurch and Sue Owens respectively. Montesinos on Sunday, 4.15pm kick off.

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By Janice Penning The fifth day of the SAMM Autumn Race Series was held on Sunday November 4. The race took place from the CAR Sailing Centre at Los Narejos on the Mar Menor. It was a blustery morning but seven boats started on the three lap course. However the wind brought several casualties. The first was the third buoy which was dragged by the strong winds off its anchor which was lost. Then, because this buoy had drifted Julian Pering and Carl Vogt in Conny misjudged the distance and were blown onto the reef and disqualified. Shoestring Tres was also misled into going too close to the reef and was caught but Vernon and John managed to free it without help and finished fourth. It was then judged unsafe to continue so the race was reduced to one lap.


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United go top, Kimi comes first as Judd takes number one spot WE were back to Champions League action this week with AC Milan-Malaga, Manchester City-Ajax, Real MadridDortmund and SchalkeBy Tony Matthews Arsenal in action on A former football player and the Tuesday and world’s most prolific author of Bragafootball books (more than 100 Manchester published), Tony is also the sports United, Celticreporter for Spectrum Radio and Barcelona and lives in the Cabrera mountains. ChelseaShakhtar battling it out last night. This evening, in the Europa League, it’s Anzhi-Liverpool, Bruges- ABU DHABI WINNER: Kimi Newcastle and SpursMaribor. for Chelmsford v And this Sunday, the Colchester, Harrogate at big games in England are Torquay, Hereford v Chelsea-Liverpool and Shrewsbury and Manchester City-Spurs Macclesfield at Swindon. (both live on Sky). SOCCER EXTRA Last weekend, • A week ago, Chelsea Manchester United beat avenged their PremierArsenal 2-1 to top the PL ship home defeat by for the first time this Manchester United by season… Chelsea drew at beating the Reds 5-4 in a Swansea, Manchester classic 4th round League City were held at West Cup-tie. Twenty-four Ham and Wigan won at hours earlier Reading Tottenham… Steven and Arsenal were Gerrard made his 600th involved in a terrific appearance for Liverpool encounter which the v Newcastle)... and the Gunners won 7-5 after biggest shocks in the FA extra-time. Theo Walcott Cup 1st round saw wins hit a hat-trick for the winners who were 4-0 down after 37 minutes before embarking on the greatest comeback in the history of the 50+ year competition. Elsewhere, Middlesbrough won at Sunderland, Swansea knocked out holders Liverpool at Anfield, Norwich beat Spurs,

SPORTS SCENE

Raikkonen. outsiders Bradford City eliminated Wigan, Leeds KO’d Southampton and Aston Villa ousted Swindon. • The CLC quarter-final draw is Bradford-Arsenal, Leeds-Chelsea, NorwichVilla (repeat of the 1975 final) and SwanseaMiddlesbrough. Ties to be played on December 11/12. • Henning Berg, Ian Holloway, Mick McCarthy are the new managers of Blackburn, Crystal Palace and Ipswich respectively and Leam Richardson has moved in at Accrington. Berg won the PL and League Cup with Rovers as a player. ROUND-UP • Last Sunday’s incident-packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), ahead of Fernando Alonso and

Sebastian Vettel, who started from the pit lane. Lewis Hamilton’s engine packed up when leading and Romain Grosjean was involved in his eighth first lap bump. Vettel leads Alonso by 10 points with two races left, in Austin, Texas on November 18 and Säo Paulo, Brazil a week later. • England’s Judd Trump is the world’s number one snooker player after beating Peter Ebdon 9-1 in the Chengdu

PARIS CHAMP: David Ferrer.

International tournament in China. • In the Paris Masters Tennis final, Spain’s David Ferrer beat Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz, a qualifier who knocked out Andy Murray. Meanwhile, the APT World Tour finals have started in London. • In cricket, the first India-England Test starts next Thursday and Surrey have signed South African batsman Graeme Smith. He’s captained the Proteas a record 94 times. • This weekend sees the start of the 2012-13 Rugby Union international season when England play Fiji, Scotland take on New Zealand, Wales meet Argentina, Ireland oppose South Africa and France welcome Australia. • Unbeaten Ulster walloped Edinburgh 4520 in the Pro12

DID YOU KNOW? Before their recent 5-3 LC defeat at Chelsea, Manchester United had conceded five goals domestically only four times in the previous 20 years - losing 6-1 to Manchester City (2011), 6-3 at Southampton (1996) and 5-0 at Newcastle and Chelsea (1996 and 1999). competition and Harlequins, Saracens and Leicester lie 1-2-3 in the Aviva PL. • The RUFC will invest £26m at grassroots level to capitalise on predicted interest ahead of the 2015 World Cup in England. • England beat France 44-6 in Rugby League’s Autumn International tournament. The two countries meet again in Saturday’s final. • Racehorse Kauto Star, described by trainer Paul Nicholls as being ‘absolutely brilliant, the greatest jumper ever’ has been retired.


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