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Tragic ending A FIREFIGHTER, 42, died after he jumped out of a window at Malaga University Hospital. He had been admitted after allegedly injuring himself intentionally.

Home hope DEVASTATED: One of the homes destroyed by the fire.

Suffering goes on WITH many victims of the fires which raged across the Costa del Sol in September still homeless, and some told that their insurance

companies will not be paying out, the run-up to Christmas this year is not a merry one. No cheer for fire victims - Page 4

A SPECIAL information service is to be created to liaise with banks and try to prevent home evictions in Marbella, the Welfare Council has announced.

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RESIDENCY LURE: Russian and Chinese investors eye up coast.

Costa hot-spot

THE Torremolinos to Marbella coastline is one of the top targets for foreign property buyers aiming to get temporary residency in Spain. The average property profile these buyers are looking for is an apartment priced at more than €160,000, with at least 80 square metres surface area, in a coastal area, according to reports by the Trade State Secretary Jaime Garcia-Legaz. Clients would use these houses as a second residence, spending the warmest six months of the year

here, the minimum period required in the government’s plans. With extensive experience and a notable stock of properties, the Costa del Sol has been declared by Garcia-Legaz as one of Spain’s hotspots, along with the Costa Blanca in Valencia and the Costa Dorada in Cataluña. The Spanish government hopes that wealthy foreigners from outside the EU, especially Russia and China, will take advantage of new rules to claim automatic residency by buying property valued at more than €160,000.

AROUND €820,000 will be collected in 2013 by Estepona Town Hall in traffic fines, it estimates. This would make €300,000 more than this year.

Better premises GUARDIA CIVIL headquarters in Coin, Marbella, Velez and Ronda are to be refurbished following an overall €1 million investment by Malaga’s provincial government.

Just in time A GIRL was rescued by the Local Police off a Fuengirola beach. She was found unconscious in the water and taken to Costa del Sol Hospital.


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Bond box office LATEST Bond movie Skyfall will be shown in English at the La Trocha cinema in Coin. Screenings today (Thursday) at 9.30pm, Monday at 6pm and Wednesday at 9.30pm.

Win binned A MAN from Malaga filed a lawsuit against the State Lottery claiming he had won €1.2million from a winning ticket, which he said he threw in the bin by mistake.

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Strike causes queues HOSPITAL queues are lengthening as a strike by junior doctors drags on. Although the Andalucian Health Service claims the strike is having no effect on services, sources from Malaga hospitals have reported cancelled appointments due to staff shortages. Senior doctors at the Maternity Hospital in Malaga sent a memo to the management board stating that

they were not responsible for any consultation delays during the strike. And at Malaga’s Carlos Haya Hospital, patients at the Accident and Emergency unit have faced average waits of three hours, leading to protests. The Clinic Hospital trade union also issued a paper saying that “staffing at the A and E unit does not cover the needs, since two

thirds of the staff on duty are usually junior doctors.” The number of doctors on strike has been increasing since it was first called last Monday. In Malaga nearly 85 per cent, or 550 out of 724, of them have gone on strike, according to the Careir junior doctor association. They are protesting at a 35 per cent pay cut, lack of training and longer hours.

Stubble trouble BURNING stubble and weeds in rural areas near Mijas is now limited to Fridays and Saturdays, and the police or firemen must be notified in advance.

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SIGNS for fire hydrants, used by firemen as water supply points, have been installed in Mijas so they are easier to locate.

On hold THE fourth stage of the €4 million repair plan to Fuengirola’s Juan Carlos I beach promenade depends on budget availability, the Government said.

Store opens A NEW Aldi supermarket has opened at Avenida Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe in Marbella.

National holidays NEXT week, Euro Weekly News will be available at all usual distribution points a day early, on Wednesday. Thursday is a national holiday in Spain for Constitution Day, and many businesses will be closed. There is another holiday Saturday, December 8, Immaculate Conception Day.

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TOGETHERNESS: Andres Valencoso, the new face of Mango Men, and Kylie (inset), his actress, singer girlfriend.

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NDRES VALENCOSO has been chosen as eye candy by Mango, the Spanish clothing giant. Spanish male model Andre - whose girlfriend is singer and actress Kylie Minogue - had an earlier professional claim to fame when he appeared in the 2003 Louis Vuitton campaign with Jennifer Lopez. Ninona Vila, PR Director for Mango, said Andres’s success and professionalism defines the type of man to whom the firm wants to promote their

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PAYMENT of salaries to University of Malaga staff is guaranteed next year by a €145 million budget, allocated by the Andalucian Government.

A MAN aged 36 died and two were severely injured after a crash involving a taxi and a car, at Avenida Manuel Fraga Iribarne in Torremolinos.

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AROUND 300 people gathered in Malaga city for a women’s rights protest, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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There are indeed families who were in need of urgent help, but then they bought an LCD television or used the money [from public grants] for inappropriate things.’

PP party member of the Valencia Parliament Pilar Sol, during a meeting on social policies.

male clothing collection. Now at a turning point in his career, he appeared in his first film ‘Fin’ (End) which was released just days ago. Meanwhile, girlfriend Kylie is to star with Bond girl Gemma Arterton in the upcoming musical in which a mother and daughter fall in love with the same man while on holiday in Spain. Walking On Sunshine is currently in pre-production and said to feature a long list of hits from the 1980s in its soundtrack.

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more will be given to the €23 billion Spanish regions in 2013 as bailout.

The State Government had already allocated €18 billion, out of which 87 per cent went to Cataluña, Andalucia, Valencia, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and the Canaries.

FOUR women were injured after a side on crash between two cars at Avenida Andalucia in Malaga. They were taken to the Carlos Haya Hospital.

Child fund FUNDS are being raised for treating a three-yearold from Cartama who suffers from a cerebral disease. Information: unaluzdeesperanzaparae lfuturo.blogspot.com.es

Xmas toys A NATIVITY scene on show at the Malaga Plaza shopping centre is made up of 500 toys, including Barbie, Ken and Action Man figures.

and finally... THE Spanish National Weather Agency (Aemet) has begun to charge for some of the services and data provided through its website. The measure does not include the weekly weather forecast by town, so far.


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No cheer for fire victims

WITH less than a month to go to Christmas, many Costa del Sol families are still suffering the aftermath of the devastating fires this summer.

Many homes were destroyed and others left uninhabitable, and their owners are forced to rent other properties or stay with friends and relatives. Representatives from

Mijas Town Hall have said it may be years before properties and businesses can be rebuilt. Sue Holloway and Andy Barrie have been living on the coast for 25 years, and not only lost their home, but also their livelihood as the ferocious fire destroyed their metalwork business. Currently renting a

smaller house, their Christmas, and indeed outlook for the future, looks very bleak. “The rebuild operation is huge,” said Sue, “but we aren’t allowed to start restoring our properties, and noone is really sure when we will. “Our Christmas is going to be very different, as we always have our close

friends round on Boxing Day or New Year’s Eve, but this year, that just won’t be possible.” The August blaze took the life of one man and left hundreds homeless. Euro Weekly News wants to hear from both victims of the fire and people who can help in any way and assist in bringing them together.

Going Dutch for tourism DUTCH representatives from holiday company Thomas Cook visited Mijas Pueblo during a familiarisation trip. They took donkey-taxi and horse carriage rides, saw a Flamenco dance show and ate tapas on a dedicated bar route. The event was covered by journalists from Dutch newspaper Der Telegraaf and other national tourist magazines.

MIJAS ATTRACTION: Horse and carriage rides.

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Bus station gets the green light A NEW bus station is planned near the Myramar Centre roundabout in Fuengirola. This means the site originally allocated for the future elderly care centre will move towards the west, the town hall announced. A 6,000-squaremetre site has been earmarked for the project, with the work being privately financed. And it means that the existing park, enlarged by an extra 11,000 square metres, will be connected to the Parque Fluvial river promenade and the Fuengirola Skate Plaza.


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Flood costs on the rise THE recent storms caused €15 million worth of damage, up from a previously estimated €11 million. The Insurance Consortium reported that 4,400 individuals were affected. Most people around 3,000 cases reported damage to houses and garages. Some of the most affected areas were El Limonar, Avenida Heroe

de Sostoa and Ciudad Jardin. In the city, Ministry of Economy technicians said that 600 businesses and offices as well as around 100 warehouses were affected. Although the number of claims is higher than the 1,282 reported for the September floods, the amount applied for is lower this time around, the consortium said.

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Special guest TROOPS at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan were taken by surprise when 007 star Daniel Craig dropped in on their base. The actor met 800 soldiers, airmen and sailors just before they watched the new Bond film, Skyfall.

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All hail to the Imperial troops

STAR WARS’ Darth Vader will ‘invade’ Antequera on Saturday. But do not worry! He will be there to turn on the Christmas lights. A marching army re-enacting the invasion of the Imperial troops from the famous sci-fi films, named the ‘501 Legion’, will parade through the town’s streets, starting at 6pm in Calle San Luis and ending in Plaza San Francisco. A collection of Star Wars’ items and toys will be showcased there. The 501 Legion visited Malaga City last weekend during the Sci-fi Cinema Festival.

ACTRESS Kate Winslet and Take That singer Gary Barlow have received honours from the Queen. The Oscarwinning actress was awarded a CBE for services to drama, and Barlow an OBE for his involvement in the Diamond Jubilee.

Dig deep IN a break with tradition, people will be charged to enter the gardens of Queen Elizabeth’s London residence where a trade fair and series of concerts will be held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her 1953 coronation. Tickets on sale from December 16.

Festive vest CELEBRITIES have backed a Christmas Jumper Day campaign for the charity Save the Children aimed at making ‘the world better with a sweater’. People are encouraged to wear festive tops on December 14 with a £1 (€1.25) donation to raise money for the charity.


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ADVICE: Some taxis display information in English. Illegal taxi-cabs usually take advantage of people who are not aware that taxis in Malaga Province are covered by associations, sharing a phone number for bookings in each town. So when they arrive at the airport or other transportation points, they are tricked by fraudulent drivers speaking in their mother tongue. “There are lots of British residents here that take

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Campaign warns of illegal taxis TAXI-CAB users in Malaga Province are to be given extensive information about the dangers of using illegal taxis. A special effort will be made by the public authorities to make users aware of how this affects both them and the taxi drivers’ associations. The decision was adopted after a meeting in Torremolinos between the boards of the Axarquia and Costa del Sol town associations. They consider that the increasing number of unqualified and unregistered taxi drivers provides an unsafe image of the region to tourists, who are the most frequent victims of these fraudulent services. This affects legal tax-paying taxis, as they see their benefits drop.

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advantage of their fellow countrymen,” a member of the Benalmadena Board of Taxi Drivers said. “For example, they hand out flyers with their contact number in pubs and bars to international tourists. And they even usually charge more for the ride!” he added. “The police are helping in many cases, acting as quickly as they can, but we need users to be aware of the situation.”


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Dancing for history

ART FORM: 19th century Flamenco dance.

TICKETS are now on sale for a dance performance by artist Sara Baras. She will be presenting the La Pepa dance show on January 22 and 23 at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga. Baras will be one of the main attractions in the lineup at Malaga’s Theatre Festival. Her show will honour the 200th anniversary of the first Spanish Constitution, popularly nicknamed La Pepa.

Flu jab supplies back on course THE flu vaccination campaign is getting back on track after a three-week hold-up in supplies. Flu jabs are being distributed again in health centres, pharmacies and clinics throughout Andalucia after stocks of the vaccination were withdrawn due to a health scare. The annual campaign had been put on hold nationwide after investigations by the National Drugs Agency found certain ‘irregularities’ in a batch of flu jabs branded Chiromas and Chiroflu, provided by Italian laboratory Novartis. In Andalucia 20,000 units were withdrawn and an order of 40,000 units was cancelled before distribution as a precaution. No cases of adverse reactions have been

ALL CLEAR: Flu jabs reinstated after scare. reported so far. The authorities said it was a quality issue and not a safety problem. But now more jabs are on the way, sources from the Andalucian Health Service in Malaga told the Euro Weekly News. People with priority are being contacted by phone, but anyone holding a Spanish Health Card can apply for a vaccination.

In order to do this, they can go straight to their health centre or call the Salud Responde service on 902 505 060 to book an appointment. English translation is provided on the phone. The health services give priority to people with chronic diseases including heart and breathing problems, as well as people aged over 65.


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which are often served in Spanish homes for Christmas meals. Their situation may change in January, when European Union (EU) representatives will investigate whether or not they can revert to the old nets.

Until then they are stuck with the new, EUapproved larger mesh nets. A spokesperson for fishermen in Caleta de Velez said that each boat usually landed nearly €3,000 worth of seafood a day during the Christmas period, but they fear it will

Full steam Photo ahead news MALAGA is to be promoted as an international cruise ship hot-spot. The campaign will be sponsored by the provincial government after an agreement signed with the port authorities in Malaga. Further plans and guidelines will be outlined in a meeting organised by the Costa del Sol Cruise Board, scheduled for the first week of December. Representatives of both the port and the provincial government will travel to the Seatrade Miami (USA) trade show in March. It is considered to be the most important event in the industry.

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Small fry escape big nets SPANISH Christmas dishes could be missing traditional ingredients due to new fishing-net rules. Fishermen from Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona and Velez have reported for months that the new nets are not as effective for catching prawns, crayfish and baby squid,

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YOU’RE FIRED! Sir Alan Sugar in Banus.

Coffee break BRITISH business magnate, media personality, and political advisor Sir Alan Sugar has recently been relaxing on the terrace of La Sala Restaurant, Puerto Banus, enjoying coffee with friends. Lord Sugar owns property in Marbella and often visits the Costa del Sol. From humble origins in the East End of London, Sugar now has an estimated fortune of £770 million (€950 million) from consumer electronics company Amstrad which he founded, and was ranked 89th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011. Also at their Banus restaurant, La Sala will be hosting an authentic Flamenco night on Wednesday. Maria Al Alba will be singing Flamenco in the private dining room, accompanied by traditional Spanish guitarists and dancers.

drop to around €1,300 this year. The problem is that boats from these towns traditionally fished for small varieties of fish that escape the bigger mesh now used.


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NEW blue zone parking areas have been set up in Marbella’s town centre. Streets where it used to be free to park from 2pm, including Avenida Miguel Cano and Calle Antonio Herrero, are now part of the pay-zone areas. In San Pedro de Alcantara’s municipal market area,

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however, it is the other way round. Blue zone parking has been changed to free parking, except from 8am to 2pm when it is meant for loading and unloading only. According to Setex-Aparki, three months after they began managing blue zones in both towns, the occupancy rate in these areas is almost 74 per cent.

The end for illegal hoardings ADVERTISING hoardings are being removed in Marbella. Another 180 signs in Las Chapas will soon be taken off the streets following the 112 already removed around the town. The next zone to be targeted will be the Golden Mile. A town hall inspection last year found 450 hoardings breaking the rules. The slow progress has been blamed on red tape. “It is a difficult process that requires a lot of paperwork,” Public Street Councillor Jose Diaz said.

SIGN OFF: Illegal advertising hoardings are being removed.

Chinese shops inspected A TOTAL of 1,010 Chinese-owned shops were inspected last year in Malaga Province. In Andalucia, these shops - usually grocery stores or mini markets selling cheap products were inspected by the health and safety authorities in 7,699 cases. Following the inspections 349 files were opened, out of which 240 resulted in the shops being fined.


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Mijas plays host to 36 consuls THIRTY-SIX consuls gathered in Mijas to celebrate tourism in the area. The mayor, Angel Nozal, provided a five-course luncheon for the consuls, along with select members of the Press, including Euro Weekly News . The aim of the gathering was to strengthen relationships between each consul and debut CIO Mijas as a meeting place for all foreign residents living on the Costa del Sol and as a base to host the national day celebrations of each country. CIO Mijas is also a hospitality and leisure learning centre. The mayor revealed that 42 per cent

SPEECHES: Malaga dean Baldomero, left, addressing Mijas Mayor Angel Nozal. of the Mijas population is made up of foreign residents from 22 countries, and one of his priorities is for ‘everyone to feel at home here, wherever they are born’. In another speech, the consul of Panama Baldomero Rodiles, who is

ATTENDEES: Consuls from many countries at CIO Mijas. also the dean of the consul corps in Malaga, expressed his desire to collaborate with Hall throughout the

Mijas Town coming years. The reception was attended by

representatives from the United States, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Ecuador, Finland, Israel, Morocco, Paraguay, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Senegal and Canada, among many others. The event concluded with a tour around the venue.

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DEEP: “Excess of aesthetic experiences is linked to the absence of personal meaning,” the artists said about their work.

Exclusive art in Malaga AN art exhibition by artists Markus Muntean

and Adi Rosenblum debuted in Malaga’s Centro de Arte Contemporaneo. The Management of Insignificance by the Austrian and Israeli duo has been specially created for the centre. The exhibition consists of a 20-metre-long running track that crosses the gallery, surrounded by

benches of the type found in gyms and arranged to face the 15 paintings hung on the walls, some of which have never previously been exhibited. The exhibition is supposed to bring to mind the Sims video game.

The exhibition is on until January 20.

MORE subsidised homes for the poor (VPO) will be built in Marbella under the recently approved urban development plans. Construction of VPO houses will be increased from the previously planned 42 to 209. Changes will mainly affect La Gitana, Las Lomas de Rio Verde and Hacienda Cortes. Overall there will be a larger surface area set aside both for construction and public spaces. But in La Gitana the number of houses allowed to be built is being cut from 325 to 114, with the previously planned VPO houses being moved to Hacienda Cortes, as the town hall thinks it is a better location. This area will also get more public transportation.


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WALKABOUT: Food and drinks will also be served at the flea market.

Hop along to flea market

A FLEA market will be held this Sunday at Marbella’s Alameda, from 9.30am to 6.30pm. There will be clothes, toys, home appliances, vinyl records and CDs, and books for sale. All money raised will be given to charity association Horizonte Proyecto Hombre.

TEACHERS in Andalucian schools have been called out on strike on Tuesday and December 12. They are being asked to down chalk for a two hour period from 11.45 am to 1.45 pm to protest against budgetary cuts in education and the situation of supply teachers. In Malaga province, the 2012/2013 education year started with 5,400 more students but nearly 500 fewer teachers. Sick leave absences are not covered during the first

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Teachers strike called

DOWN CHALK: There are fewer teachers this year. 10 days, meaning pupils can go two weeks without a supply teacher. At the same time staff teachers

have been given more working hours. The hiring rate of supply teachers in Malaga is 90 per cent down.

Fewer olives but better OLIVE farmers in Malaga province estimate they will collect 40 per cent fewer olives this season. But the fruit’s quality will be higher than the last three years, the Asaja Malaga farmers association has said. It estimates that between 55 and 60m kilogrammes of olive oil will be produced in the region this

harvest, which has finally started after a short delay due to the recent rain. And as quality increases but production drops, prices could grow too. Asaja Malaga farmers expect the average price per kilogramne will go up from last harvest’s €1.5, which was one of the lowest rates recorded.

Plug in and drive THE first electric car charging point in Fuengirola will be installed at the Parque Fluvial. No dates were revealed by Mayor Esperanza Oña during the announcement. The charging point is part of the Zem2All (meaning zero emissions to all) pilot project that will see several electric cars running in towns like Estepona, Marbella and Malaga, for the next three years. Results from the investigation will be used to assess the advantages and improvements to be made in a real urban scenario.


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Spanish superstar in Malaga SPANISH bestseller singer Raphael will finish a five night run at the Teatro Cervantes, Malaga, on Sunday. Raphael will perform a selection of his classics to an audience of 1,000 every night. And he will debut several new songs by composer Manuel ICON: Raphael’s latest Alejandro. The duo, who have worked together since performance in Costa del Sol was the 70s, released their latest album, El at Marbella’s Starlite 2012. Reencuentro a few months ago. Raphael has sold millions of albums in an extensive career. MORE than 540 people have joined the ranks He has earned 350 of the homeless in Malaga this year, gold and 49 platinum according to a local organisation. records. Charity for the homeless, Agrupacion de He is the only artist in Desarrollo para Personas Sin Hogar, together the world to have a with eight other organisations and the city uranium record, for hall is helping the homeless with food, selling more than 50 clothing and a roof over their heads. million copies of his They also give them legal, working and 1982 greatest hits psychological advice. So far this year 2,300 album Raphael: Ayer, people have asked for help. hoy y siempre.

Homeless help

SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Health study SWEDEN – Children with one or both parents born outside Sweden have more chances of developing illnesses than those with Swedish parents, a study said.

SAS unions NORWAY – Eight unions reached agreements with SAS airline as the company announced salary and pension cuts and raised working hours for their staff.

Student dies DENMARK – A 21year-old law student was stabbed to death in a Copenhagen nightclub. Police have launched a murder investigation.

Too late SWEDEN – The appendix of a nine-yearold burst after he was made to wait more than 20 hours for surgery at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm.

Boss quits NORWAY - Police director Ingelin Killengren resigned as the government refused to invest in modern data and communication equipment for the force.

Fewer bangs DENMARK – Traffic accidents dropped 56 per cent in Denmark since 2000, saving 59 billion krones (€7.9 billion), a study by the Technical University said.

Child dead SWEDEN – A man aged 53 killed his 11year-old son and himself, police believe, as they were found dead in an apartment in Stockholm’s Ostermalm area.


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Stories making headlines from Russia

Illegal casino A CASINO in Moscow’s Novy Arbat Avenue has been closed by local police, as gambling is legal only in certain designated areas outside the capital. LANDMARK SUMMIT: More than 200 of the main players in Andalucian tourism gathered in Torremolinos.

Tourism to be reinvented TOP of the list of measures to boost tourism are bigger efforts on diversity and more international flight routes to the region. A pack of more than 800 measures was produced during the 1st Tourism Strategies Conference in Torremolinos. General consensus on which should be the guidelines of Andalucian tourism in the forthcoming years was putting more efforts on diversity and opening more international flying routes. More than 200 tourism professionals and public authorities discussed the new ways for the tourism business in its different areas. Hence, some of the conclusions included promoting tourism by each segment specifically (culture, cruises, beach & sun, gastronomy, etc.) while complementing all together, but also creating specific brands linked to Andalucia. Staff training was also on the spotlight, as it was regarded as a way to enhance quality on service. This was repeatedly brought to discussion at the

cruise ship and sailing workshop. And further cooperation between public authorities and private companies was also a main topic. Despite there being currently 155 flight connections with the six airports in the region, dependency on low-cost airlines – and Ryanair was actually brought to the table as it is the leading flight operator in Andalucia – was regarded by participants as an aspect to improve. “It makes us vulnerable, since we depend on the trading and strategy decisions of a single company,” Market Research and Statistics director at the Andalucian Tourism Board, Inmaculada Gallego, said. Opening new ways for tourism promotion and trading on the Internet was especially stressed. Participants proposed building an online platform compiling all cultural and sports tourism offers, in an attempt to prevent low-season standoff. As a conclusion, Andalucian Tourism and Trade Councillor Rafael Rodriguez promised this string of proposals “will become a reality as we are including them in our future strategies. We have got the necessary ingredients: products, diversity and competence. Our goal is Andalucia becoming the top destination in the Mediterranean for the forthcoming 10 years.”

Army time MILITARY service in Russia should be lengthened from one year to 18 months, a lawmaker in the State Duma’s Defence Committee said.

Gas explosion A GAS tanker exploded after a fire broke out in a car park in the city of Tver. No casualties were reported.

To declare AN American aged 63 faces five years in prison for allegedly evading custom duties when he attempted to pass €62,000 worth of jewellery through Domodedovo Airport.

Mystery shot A WEAPON designer at a Ministry of Defence company was found dead with a shot to his head in the city of Tula. No potential motives or suspects were reported.

Car struck A 17-YEAR-OLD youth died after he was hit by a car driven by a district council deputy on the KaliningradPolessk carriageway. The deputy faces up to five years in jail.

World Cup ST PETERSBURG’S city hall has been urged by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko to finish the construction of a new football stadium one year before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


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N Spain for around 20 years before joining the diplomatic service, Steve Jones worked globally for a tour operator, but found himself constantly returning to the country. In 2007, he made a lifechanging career move and became Consul to the Canary Islands, holding the position for two years, before being chosen as head of the much busier Malaga consular team. Now, following the departure of Maria Leng, Steve finds himself once more back in charge with consul responsibility for the Canaries, on top of his Andalucia role. Malaga is one of the three busiest British consulates in the world along with Alicante in Northern Spain and Bangkok, Thailand. He loves the Andalucian lifestyle, but would like to change the stigma that all Britons do not speak Spanish. And as Steve tackles each new professional challenge he stresses that he views the main purpose of his role

Working hard for 6 million Britons

Responsibility for Canary Islands added to Andalucian brief Steve Jones, British Consul for Andalucia, has had the Canary Islands added to his responsibilities. The Malaga-based diplomat as being to ‘help British nationals in need, not just help British nationals’. How often will you visit the Canary Islands? When I need to. We make use of instant messaging, video conferences, weekly meetings, etc. It’s about pulling two teams together to better the experience. I plan to visit twice in the next two months. What does your new role entail? With two experienced

talks to Laura-Jane Bruce about British tourists, Spanish cheese for the Duchess of Cambridge, and his greater role.

GROWING: British and Canary Islands Consul Steve (third from right) with his Malaga-based team.

vice-consuls, I can provide direction, discover consistencies and try new ideas. Following my years of

experience, I’m familiar with managing people; I know what works and what doesn’t. One advantage of overseeing two consulates is the ability to transfer staff to increase support and work in tandem. It’s a balancing act, offering real value to the customer. What are the most common queries? Lifestyle issues. Our ukinspain.fco. website gov.uk is constantly updated, improving the availability to the customer. We’re led by what people tell us, and put the necessary functions in process. Have British expatriates taken on board the dire economic woes Spain finds itself in, and are they willing to help? Britons are spending money, people working pay

Working figures • 30 staff to manage (soon to be 32) • 90,000 calls a year to the Malaga Consulate • 95,000 Britons in the Canary Islands • 350,000 Britons in Andalucia • 3 million British visitors to the Canary Islands annually • 3.5 million British visitors to Andalucia annually tax. Many people are retired or on a pension, money that goes straight back into Spanish life. Everybody is contributing; people are just spending more wisely. Many believe Spain is now more costly than Britain. Do you agree? For those who continue to live the British life, it will be

Costa del Sol expensive, but that’s always been the case. It’s about thinking about where you buy from. Britons love coffee; you can buy a cup for €1, but in the UK it costs £2.50 (€3.25). I encourage more people to allocate spending each month. Is the ageing British expat community turning parts of Spain into a near God’s waiting-room? Not necessarily, the situation is similar in other places, people retire to the sea. We have an elderly expatriate population, but also at the other end of the spectrum, young families and early retirees. Do you subscribe to the belief that young British tourists are the most loutish and drunken of all Europeans? No, we live in some of the world’s best holiday destinations. Youngsters come to enjoy themselves, but that’s also the case in Prague or Paris. When you consider the number of British visiting each year three-and-a-half million into Andalucia - we’re not even in the percentages. We address any problems by putting a prevention and communications package into place. Do you have a message for British who ignore the laws, i.e. drive around in UK registered cars, don’t register as legal... It’s simple to register; it’s not about today, but what happens in the future. Those that do not sign on and suddenly need help will not access it. That’s when it goes wrong. We see it a lot; there is a system in place to be legal here, and if not registered, simple things become very difficult.

Calling for help Consulates across Europe have received criticism that phone calls don’t get answered. To alleviate this problem, we have a frontline assistance team to focus on the challenging casework of deaths, detentions, hospitalisations and welfare cases, whilst contact-centre handlers deal with the 90,000 calls a year, ranging from passport information to delivery of Andalucian cheese to the CALL CENTRE: Always on hand to listen. Duchess of Cambridge.


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Drug dens closed down by the National Police The National Police drug unit in Malaga city closed 18 drug dens in October. A total of 32 people were held for alleged drug dealing. Seized drugs included 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, 799 grams of hashish and 497 grams of marijuana. More than €6,500 in cash was confiscated, as well as two vehicles, several knives and a collection of equipment for drug weighing and handling.

TWO different police operations in Malaga city ended with four people held for alleged drug distribution. Three drug dens were dismantled. In the first case, nicknamed by the police as the ‘Goonies case’, a man was allegedly producing, transporting and selling his own cocaine. More than €6,000 in cash and 130 grams of cocaine were seized at the man’s home. In the ‘Cajuna case’, police officers found out that small amounts of drugs were being

A MAN aged 49 was held in Malaga for allegedly selling drugs at Calle Cayetano de Cabra, near a primary school. Hashish and marijuana were seized from his house.

Wrong turn

SEIZED COLOGNES: There were plenty to choose from for a Christmas gift.

Fake perfume gang smelled out TWO men and a woman were held by the National Police in Malaga for allegedly trading forged products. During the raid, a total of 353 goods were seized, including 272 perfume and cosmetics products, as well as 81 football shirts. All of the seized goods were classified by the authorities as forged. Two of the suspects were spotted sold from several buildings in Las Castanetas.

Innocent of fraud A BUSINESSMAN and an engineer have been found innocent by the Malaga Provincial Court in a forgery case. They had been accused of forging official documents to win a construction tender. In November and December 1989, storms severely damaged several buildings in Torremolinos. The tender included

at the surroundings of a shopping centre in Malaga city. They were carryings bags with some of the fake products. The held woman was caught when she was leaving the home of one of the suspects. Police are running investigations to find out the alleged providers and the source of the forged goods.

repairing a wall in Arroyo del Saltillo and the paving and gardens of Limosol. The works were charged at 23.5 million pesetas (more than €140,000).

Witchcraft sacrifice SIX men face six months in jail each for allegedly sacrificing a rooster during a sort of witchcraft (santeria) rite in Malaga. The prosecutor also requested the men be banned from any job position involving animals. The events

happened at Calle Argonautas, near the railway tracks. The rooster had its head severed.

Jailer to jail A PRISON officer in Alhaurin de la Torre faces three years in jail and a €220 fine for allegedly smuggling 18 grams of hashish. The drug, which was valued at €112 by the authorities, was meant for a prisoner. The suspect was caught in 2008 by Guardia Civil officers at Benalmadena railway station.

Primary school teachers threatened by woman, 32 A WOMAN aged 32 was held by Local Police in Malaga for allegedly insulting

School dealer

A MAN aged 36 was taken to the intensive care unit of Carlos Haya hospital after being shot in a Marbella discotheque, near Guadalpin Hotel.

Blind consequences

Goonies get caught

CRIME EXTRA

Disco shot

CRIME WATCH

A MAN has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay €96,400 in compensation for severely injuring a youth in the eye. The victim was hit by accident, the court decided, while the accused was violently swinging his glass cup inside a pub. The court ruled the man acted “in a reckless but not criminal behaviour.” The victim lost 90 per cent of the vision in the eye and was later diagnosed with depression. He spent 250 days recovering in hospital and had a lens implanted in the eye after the 2006 Malaga festival (feria) incident.

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and threatening to kill two teachers at her son’s primary school.

She also threatened police. The woman reportedly claimed the teachers

had treated her son badly. “My brother will kill you when he gets

out of prison,” she told the officer, according to the official report.

A MAN was held by the Local Police in Mijas after a car chase through Avenida Antonio Machado. Officers gave chase after he refused to stop after an illegal turn. When caught, he was found to be double the drink drive limit.

Body in van POLICE are investigating the case of a dead man found inside his van – which he used as a home parked at Calle Antonio Zedano in El Pinillo industrial area, Torremolinos.

Purse lifted TWO Bulgarian women were held in Mijas for allegedly stealing a purse containing €260 from a handbag while the owner was shopping in Camino de Coin.

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Police say no to holiday overtime LOCAL POLICE in Malaga City have decided not to work overtime during the Christmas period as a protest against pay cuts. This includes the coming long weekend and the busy holiday

period (December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1). The police officers are protesting against austerity measures implemented by Malaga City Hall, including a 10 per cent cut in overtime

and night pay rates. But the fire brigades union has accepted the same terms, saying it was grateful that no job losses were announced given the current economic climate.

CONNECTED: The brand-new Andalucia in United Kingdom Facebook profile.

Networking targets tourists SIX new Facebook fan websites have been launched by the Andalucian Board of Tourism. They are addressed to six different target markets: Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Nordic countries.

Updated information will be uploaded daily to these new Facebook profiles. The information will be written in the country’s mother tongue. It will also contain marketoriented features.


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Fruity forecast THIS year’s citrus fruit harvest will yield more than 163,000 tons in Malaga Province. Although the recent intensive rainfall delayed the harvest, estimates by the Andalucian Government say it should be a relatively good crop in terms of quality and quantity. According to their forecast, Malaga will the fifth top-producing region in Andalucia after Huelva, Sevilla, Cordoba and Almeria. There are around 9,900 hectares under citrus cultivation in Malaga, mainly in the Guadhalorce Valley area including the municipalities of Alhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin el Grande, Alora and Cartama. Lemons and oranges are the most popular citrus fruits, but there is also a local variety of tangerine called clemenules.

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Online vegetables just a click away A GROUP of vegetable growers in Malaga have joined forces to launch an online shop. ‘La huerta de Malaga’ (the Malaga garden) is

a pilot project whereby farmers receive orders through their internet website. In two months, they are expecting to have

attracted more than 100 regular clients. Their target market are workers at the Malaga industrial area known as the PTA (Parque Tecnologico Andalucia), where the growers have set up their transportation headquarters. Since PTA workers are people who commonly use computers in their offices and usually travel to work by car or public transport, they find it easier to buy their vegetables using this website. In addition, the SIERRA NEVADA: Ready for the season. products are fresh and priced cheaper than in supermarkets, ‘La huerta de Malaga’ sources said. SIERRA NEVADA is to open two days ahead of schedule for its This is because no 2012/2013 season. middlemen are involved The Junta of Andalucia’s Culture and Sports Minister announced and there are lower that the ski resort will open on Thursday November 29. transportation costs as The first two days will be offered to the public at a discounted rate production is localised. of €30 for a ski pass.

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Stories making headlines from Gibraltar

Police power A CHANGE in Gibraltar’s criminal legislation will tackle anti-social behaviour. More power is being handed to the Royal Gibraltar Police and law enforcement agencies.

Literary boost GIBRALTAR is to host its first International Literary Festival from October 25 to 27, 2013. Paddy Ashdown, Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch and Ken Hom are some of the writers being linked with the event.

GSD accused THE GSLP/Liberal government has accused its predecessor the GSD of ‘cheating’ at the last election as it claims a pay rise promised to staff was illegal.


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Song and dance

Greenpeace shock

THE Municipal Conservatory of Music and Dance in Catral has been inaugurated and officially opened by the mayor.

GREENPEACE has described as ‘madness and a step backwards’ a Supreme Court decision to grant planning permission for 150 homes at La Fabriquilla in the Cabo de Gata. It said there was no need for more properties because of the economic crisis.

Million visits SHOPPING centre Zenia Boulevard on the Orihuela Costa recorded more than a million visitors in its first month of trading.

News from our editions

Tapas route

Mayor resigns

THE Tapas Route of Torrevieja has a record 78 eateries taking part, producing more than 300 tapas dishes. The event continues until Sunday.

Selfless baker THE Diego Ramirez family bakery business has won recognition in Torrevieja for its selfless work with local charities Mudopan and Food Solidarity.

Just the ticket TRADERS at farmers’ markets in Elche have donated 158 tickets to take part in a draw for Christmas food baskets for needy families.

ORIENTAL FLAVOUR: Japanese troubadours bring colour to the streets.

Land of the Rising Sun

JAPAN WEEK is under way in Valencia. In its 37th year, this is the first time the city has been chosen for this carnival and trade fair. Troubadours typical of the Land of the Rising Sun, have been marching through the city centre in traditional make-up, brightly-coloured silk gowns and playing oriental musical instruments. There are sushi-tastings and special

menus, stalls selling traditional arts, crafts, decorative items, souvenirs and other typical produce from the country. Art exhibitions of origami - a thousandyear-old and highly painstaking paperfolding art - martial arts demonstrations, Japanese music concerts at the Palau de la Música and displays of Japanese calligraphy, and Asian rock are also part of the week.

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Fingers crossed

Medal winners

EACH resident in the Valencian Community will spend an average €78.54 on the Christmas Lottery, the biggest draw of the year.

TWO Benidorm based former government ministers, Eduardo Zaplana (PP) and Leire Pajin (PSOE) received the Municipal Medal in recognition of their links to the town.

Honest town JAVEA’S 2012 crime rate of 23 offences for every 1,000 residents is lower than the province’s average of 25.3 per 1,000 citizens.

Costume drama A VALENCIA judge threw out an appeal from a police officer who sued the Interior Ministry. The policeman had wanted the ministry to pay for clothes worn whilst on plainclothes duty.

Pay out soon The Regional Government now owes 200,000 pensioners almost €5 million for payments on doctors’ prescriptions. Affected pensioners will soon be paid, the government promised.

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Crash simulation THREE vehicles were set on fire after crashing at the Nerja to Torrox road tunnel yesterday (Wednes-day), as part of a simulation by the safety authorities. Traffic was diverted to N-340 during the morning.

Local taxes frozen NO local taxes will be increased in Rincon de la Victoria for 2013 and the budget for Welfare will grow for a total €1.5 million, the town hall said.

Briton attacked A MAN aged 25 was sentenced to

four years in jail and to pay €450 in compensation for attacking a British resident in Frigiliana, as he was trying to burgle his rural house.

Restore water plea

partnership for the modernisation of mature destinations because of its efforts to regenerate Magaluf.

Growth industry

THE inland towns of El Borge and Almachar have no drinking water supply since the recent storms. The town halls has asked the government for a €2.5 million grant to repair the infrastructure.

INDUSTRIAL prices in the Balearics increased by 4.2 per cent in October, which was above the national average. So far this year, they have gone up by 3.4 per cent, the same as the rest of the country.

IBI payment

Legal queues

NERJA residents will receive a letter asking if they wish to pay the IBI property tax for 2013 either in two, three or 11 instalments. Applications must be sent before the end of the year to the Local Tax Office.

MASSIVE queues formed outside courthouses throughout the island as residents sought to avoid the new charges for civil actions, in which plaintiffs have to pay up to €1,200 irrespective of the outcome of the case.

MALLORCA

Hotel prize MALLORCA hotel giant Meliá has been awarded a Tourism Merit Award for public-private

Tourism boost THE Balearics received 10.2 million tourists up to the end of October. The figure represents an increase of 3.3 per cent on the same period last year.

THE mayor of Somotín has resigned after being barred from office for seven years and nine months. A judge ruled Ramón Rueda had authorised that water be provided to the illegal home of his father-in-law. Rueda also quit his seat as a provincial deputy.

Endless road THE central government has admitted it cannot put a date to the completion of construction work on the A7 motorway between Nerja and Adra. The situation is ‘very complex’ and a date is ‘not possible’, it said.

Printing less ROQUETAS DE MAR Council plans to print money in a novel way, by saving €80,000 on photocopying and printing costs next year. Council staff will have access to 22 new printing machines which use cheaper ink cartridges.

Omar star THE second star on Almeria’s Walk of Fame will bear the name of Omar Sharif, the Hollywood legend who made his name in Lawrence Of Arabia, which was shot in Almeria’s Tabernas desert 50 years ago.


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50 per cent of exports from Catalonia to other parts of Spain would cease if it became an independent country, an Economic Studies Institute study has revealed.

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€23,000 wedding bliss

Spanish marriages give GDP and jobs a boost SPAIN’S Gross Domestic Product (GDP) benefits by 0.34 per cent thanks to people getting married. Weddings also provide direct employment for 87,897 people. The average cost of a Spanish wedding hovers around €23,000. This drops to €20,300 for a civil ceremony but rises to €25,000 for a church wedding with a nuptial mass and sermon. Much of the outlay for a

Revealed! The pay-day secrets THIRTY per cent of women and the under-25s earn less than €1,008 a month. And regardless of gender or age, the average earnings of all employees remain below a pre-tax €1,218, according to latest statistics from the official INE agency. For the first time INE divided last year’s 15,096,100 registered employees into three wage bands. The first bracketed 4,528,830 people - 30 per cent of the total - who earned less than €1,282 a month. The majority - six million - fell into the second, earning between €1,218 and €2,071. The third wage band consisted of 4.5 million employees earning more than €2,071 a month.

Just over 43 per cent of women earned less than €1,218 a month, and 30 per cent less than €1,008, compared to 18 and 10 per cent of males, the statistics revealed. The tendency of women to work part-time was the principal reason for the disparity, according to INE analysts. Whether they worked full or part-time, men occupied 35.5 per cent of the third and highest wage band, compared with 23.8 per cent of women. Best-payers in 2011 were the finance and insurance sectors where 72 per cent of workers earned salaries of more than €2,071. The lowest-paid were domestic employees, where 84 per cent came into the first wage band.

Spanish wedding goes on the reception, which works out at around €100 to €150 per guest, according to the IE Business School’s White Paper study on Weddings. The bride’s dress sets the couple back anywhere up to €1,800 and the honeymoon costs approximately €3,000. A total of €3,615.7 million is spent each year on weddings, the study revealed.

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AN American plastic surgeon is offering Botox to eliminate facial expressions that give away a winning or losing hand in poker, labelling the $600-$800 injections of facial filler treatment ‘PokerTox’.

Sexy growth THE sex toy market in China is expected to grow by around 40 billion yuan (€5 billion) by 2014. Sex toys in China are sold in ‘adult health’ shops, hotel mini-bars, and by the checkout in convenience stores.

New chocoholics boost business EUROPEAN chocolate manufacturers take note! India - as one of the fastest growing economies in the world - is proving that its inhabitants have a very sweet tooth. And this has led the nation to become the fastest growing chocolate market in the world. The latest research by Mintel shows that chocolate

HAPPY OCCASIONS: Weddings add a healthy boost to the Spanish economy.

consumption in India almost doubled from 2008 and last year, with sales of chocolate increasing from $418 million (€326m) in 2008 to $857 million (€669m) in 2011. While domestic consumption in India is currently low if compared with other more mature markets, including Germany at eight kilos per head, or the UK and France at six kilos respectively, the potential is huge.

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CAN you provide a definition of ‘annuities’ in Spanish tax law? In my particular case, the Spanish Tax Agency agrees that payments from The Prudential are accepted as annuities but because the document uses the word ‘pension’ they say it is a taxable payment from a company and not from an insurer. Any help would be much appreciated K.G. (by email)

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THE basic definition of ‘annuity’ is a financial Law in Spain By David Searl product purchased with savings in exchange for the guarantee of a lifetime income at a fixed rate. In Spanish this is called ‘Renta Vitalicia’. In your case, if you have a contract with The Prudential declaring you have purchased an annuity for a set amount, this should be sufficient for the tax agency. You do not say what document contains the word ‘pension.’ If you had a pension plan operated by The Prudential, into which you made regular payments during your working life, this would not be an ‘annuity’.’If the word ‘pension’ appears only on your bank statements, this is because they do not differentiate between annuities and pensions. For the tax agency it is an important difference. Income from a ‘pension’ is taxed in the same way as any other working income, at normal income tax rates. This is because contributions to a pension plan have been free of tax previously, so are taxed now. This is at a tax rate of 24.75 per cent for an income up to €17,000, or 30 per cent up to €33,000. Income from an ‘annuity’ is taxed at less because it is supposed the money to buy it has already been taxed. If you start receiving payments aged 60-65, tax is 24 per cent of income. This percentage varies with age. 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.

WH Smith hits Russia with love trail RETAILER WH Smith plans to open its first stores in Russia next year as part of its broader global expansion plans. The company operates more than 1,100 stores, mostly in Britain.

£££ GERMAN retailer Aldi has posted a 200 per cent increase in UK profits, with national business profit levels after tax of £57.8 million (€72.25) in 2011, having made a loss of £56 million (€70m) the previous year.

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TV STAR Anna Ryder Richardson who sunk more than £1 million (€1.25m) into a wildlife park is now living in a cabin with her family within its sprawling

grounds. Husband Colin MacDougall meanwhile faces court sentencing after admitting breaking health and safety laws.

£££ THE world’s second biggest brewing company, SABMiller, has slammed soaring UK beer duty taxes that are reported to have added 47 pence (69 cents) to an average pint since it was introduced in 2008.

Big question mark remains over where Cataluña is really heading IT looks as though Artur Mas’ bid to be re-elected to Cataluña’s presidency might have peaked a little early, according to various polls. In fact, he might now find it difficult to achieve the overall majority he says he needs if he is to go for a referendum on Catalan independence. It could be that some of those who, though in favour of Cataluña separating from Spain, are now beginning to have second thoughts, wondering just what such a move might mean. Mas has been doing some presidential-style travelling to Russia where, although not meeting the top powerwielders, he used the occasion to demonstrate to those back home that he was already looking to expand Cataluña’s postseparation trade abroad. He has also twice visited Brussels where he had hoped to discuss with the European Commission what Cataluña’s position would be, should secession take place. Might it be, for instance, accepted into the European Union (EU) and the Eurozone? It seems however, that on both occasions the response from the commission’s advisers

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PICTURESQUE: But the future picture is not clear for Cataluña. was a resounding ’No’. Of course, being the politician he is, Mas, expecting this refusal, may have been looking even further should Cataluña secede from Spain. If it should successfully break away, but not become a member of the EU, the new nation would be forced to establish its own free-floating currency, liberating it from EU financial constraints and the European Central Bank (ECB), not to mention the often unreasonable demands of the commission. The new Catalan Government would have the use of a valuable fiscal tool lost to Spain and the other Eurozone

countries, the power to manage its own financial affairs and to adjust its currency’s value up or down to match the demands of international markets, both fiscal and trade-orientated. This may all sound rather far-fetched, but remember Mas is an astute politician not given to making rash errors of judgement. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. And don’t forget, as mentioned in my Scottish Independence article a while back, the Catalan footballers at present playing for the Spanish national team, together with those earning big money in La Liga, could find themselves ‘foreigners’, coming under

the ‘two-per-team’ rules of the European Football Association and banished from the Spanish squad forever. On a totally different topic, one British newspaper reported that a Labour politician, an exMinister for Europe, upon being found guilty of falsifying his expenses to the tune of £30,000 (€37,500), has been banned from the Commons for a year and sacked as a Labour Party member. He’s apologised, of course, and has repaid the money, but would this have been enough to save him from prosecution and prison if he had been an ordinary fraudster? I really do doubt it.


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Taxman Obtains List Of Jersey Bank Accounts Information on over 8,000 HSBC Jersey clients has been leaked to the tax authorities. Half of the names on the list are UK residents, while the rest are based in various other countries. We had a similar situation with HSBC Geneva a few years ago. This enabled the tax authorities in the UK and elsewhere to trace tax evaders and recoup unpaid tax and interest and penalties. We would imagine there will be a similar outcome this time. This latest incident was uncovered by the Daily Telegraph which published an exposé on 8th November. According to the report, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received information on 4,388 UK residents. This is, apparently, every Briton with an HSBC bank account in Jersey. The data includes clients’ names, addresses and account balances. Between them they hold £699 million in HSBC current accounts at the bank’s Jersey branches. The list was provided by an anonymous source, described by the Telegraph as a “whistleblower”. HMRC does not appear to have paid for the information. In all, the list contains 8,474

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names, including 527 in France, 333 in Spain and 117 in the US. Reports in Cyprus have since indicated that the list contains names of 134 Greek Cypriots, though this is not backed up by the Telegraph or official sources. It is of course completely legal to use offshore bank accounts, provided you accurately report the income (and wealth where applicable) in your country of residence. Whether you live in the UK or Spain you are obliged to declare your worldwide income. Offshore bank accounts can provide various advantages for British expatriates, but tax planning is not one of them. And you should only ever use tax planning which is compliant in your country of residence. If you are looking for tax efficient arrangements for your

UK names The Telegraph article emphasises the fact that the list of bank account owners includes known criminals. A convicted gun runner, drug dealers and three bankers facing fraud charges are said to be on the list. It also reportedly includes bankers and senior figures in the city, one apparently holding £6 million in his account. There are also doctors, mining and oil executives and oil workers. The list also contains dozens of people who appear to have no source of substantial income and yet still hold large amounts in Jersey, which is exactly the sort of anomaly UK tax investigators look for. The UK tax authorities are understood to be going through the list and comparing it to tax returns to determine which accounts have been correctly declared and which have not. In a statement, HMRC confirmed: “We have received the data and we are studying it. We receive information

from a very wide range of sources which we use to ensure the tax rules are being respected. “Clamping down on those who try to cheat the system through evading taxes and over claiming benefits is a top priority for us and we value the information we receive from the public and business community.” The consequences of using Jersey (or other offshore centres) to evade tax in the UK include heavy penalties, possibility of criminal prosecution, possibility of naming and shaming. Other countries We can expect the names of clients based in other countries to be passed on to their tax authorities. This is what happened with the HSBC Geneva list and is typical of the exchange of information we see nowadays as governments work together to fight tax evasion. HSBC The bank has launched an urgent internal enquiry in the “alleged loss” of client data, and has said it would cooperate with any investigation if required to do so. This is an embarrassment for the bank, not only because of the breach of security. It raises questions about its internal compliance procedures in

Jersey and how it vets customers. HSBC is already facing a large penalty for failing to implement proper controls in Mexico. Jersey Jersey insists that it is not a haven for drugs money, tax evasion or other crime. This incident could however put more pressure on Jersey to commit to automatic exchange of information, especially if it is established that people have been using the island to evade tax. Guernsey and the Isle of Man already automatically report on the accounts of EU residents under the EU Savings Tax Directive. This list of Jersey clients, and presumed tax crackdown that will follow, comes amid a wider attack on tax evasion in the UK and elsewhere. Offshore banking has been under intense scrutiny since the financial crisis, and any evidence of tax evasion here will not help matters. For advice on legitimate and effective tax planning arrangements available in Spain, contact a firm like Blevins Franks which has decades of experience advising expatriates here. 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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Spanish politicians in mass move to boardrooms

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A sorry state INDUSTRY PLAYERS: Politicians (from left) Gonzales, Aznar, Solbes, Salgado and Acebes have all moved to the boardroom. TWO former Spanish presidents and 20 ex-ministers now work for leading national companies. Felipe Gonzalez - President of successive Socialist governments between 1982 and 1996 - plus Conservative Jose Maria Aznar who followed him until 2004, work for energy firms Gas Natural and Endesa respectively. Aznar is also on the board of Rupert Murdoch’s News

Corporation. Ministers under both these presidents as well as Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero have also benefited on leaving office. Despite their PSOE backgrounds, Pedro Solbes and Elena Salgado - both of whom were ministers of Economy and Finance - keep Aznar company on the Endesa board. Energy companies clearly

either prefer politicians or politicians prefer them, as so many now sit on their boards. These include former PP minister Angel Acebes (Iberdrola) while the partly stateowned REE boasts PSOE politicians Miguel Boyer and Maria Angeles Amador. HC Energia has both former PP Foreign Minister Ana Palacio and Socialist Luis Martinez Noval,

Minister of Labour in the early 90s. They and other former colleagues are often chosen by leading companies for the wrong reasons, declared Juan Santalo, of the FEDEA economic studies foundation. Apart from their personal contribution of knowledge and experience, they are also regarded as granting privileged access to the corridor of power, he said.

ONGOING economic woes in Greece means it is facing a humanitarian crisis and growing racism, the World Council of Churches and Conference of European Churches has said.

Tequila cheer MEXICAN tequila makers celebrated Australia’s decision to recognise the South American nation as the only place in the world that can use the drink’s name.

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Essential good service is sadly so often lacking in Andalucia DON’T get me wrong, I love living in Spain. I definitely don’t like to nit-pick about Spanish life and culture, but like everywhere in the world, there are certain things that A look could be improved. at finance After living in for females various places including America, Jane Plunkett Australia and the jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. PAYING UP: But poor service does United Arab com Emirates, the one splash out. thing all these places have in common is at the cashier’s desk the continuing to chat to her excellent service. two staff behind the pal. She only looked at me In Andalucia good counter chatted away. to say the price. Then she service does not seem such They didn’t acknowledge proceeded to continue her a high priority. my presence, even though conversation. This type of A common occurrence I was the only customer, thing happens a lot. In restaurants, too, around where I shop is and continued talking. being ignored by staff. When I put my item on clients can frequently find The other day I bought the counter one staff themselves almost gagging an item and while waiting member took it to scan, through thirst before the

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not encourage people to glass of water requested arrives at the table. And the whole concept of asking if everything is OK seems alien to most waiters. It is almost as if staff do not want to know if more gravy would be a bonus, or to sell another bottle of wine!

Good service should not only be a principal structure of all business, but also during an economic crisis it is vital. People are not as flush these days, and are already hesitant about spending, so if customers are additionally left to feel frustrated at poor service or ignored, then it is obvious they will think twice about returning. That said, of course there are many hardworking people in Andalucia. I know plenty who try extremely hard and enjoy successful businesses and repeat customers. But, as a whole, service could be massively improved, and maybe then there would be more cash in the coffers.

Fruit and veg sales just grow and grow EXPORTS of fruit and vegetables from Almeria Province grew 15.7 per cent to 48,200 tonnes, latest figures show Vegetables exports in September were worth €42.7 million, while fruit worth €4.4 million was sold. Although fresh fruit is a secondary market in the Almeria cultivation industry, the latest production

numbers totalled more than 8,000 tonnes. In the first nine months of the year, the fruit and vegetable farmers of Almeria exported nearly 1.5 million tonnes for a 12.5 per cent rise on last year to €1,300 million worth. Out of these overall export numbers, 1.1 million were vegetables and more than 300,000 tonnes were

SALES GROWTH: Tomatoes biggest crop in Almeria. fruit. Exports increased 13 and 3.6 per cent, respectively. Around 40 per cent of all

the fruit and vegetables exported from Spain are produced in Almeria, followed by Murcia (24.2

Car sales in Spain hit a crash barrier SPAIN made 8.5 per cent fewer cars in October. Over the course of 2012, so far production throughout the country’s motor industry has dropped 18 per cent to 1.7 million

vehicles, according to latest figures. In the first 10 moths of the year 1.3 million cars, 47,954 fourwheel drives and 325,574 vans and lorries were built in Spain. Heavy vehicle production was

down 42 per cent. The only ray of light was off-road cars where there was a 25 per cent rise in production, said a report by Anfac, the Spanish motor trade organisation.

per cent). Nine out of the best-selling products coming from Almeria are vegetables and fruits. Only concrete materials get into the top 10, ranking fifth. Tomatoes were the biggest crop in Almeria, accounting for 21.7 per cent of production in the first half of 2012, yielding €343 million. Next were peppers (16.8 per cent) and cucumbers (8.9).

Volunteers as bank pay-offs finalised MOST lay-offs by CAM bank owner, Sabadell, will be voluntary. There would be 1,750 redundancies, Sabadell warned last year on acquiring nationalised CAM for €1. Following negotiations with the unions, this was reduced to 1,250 and redundancy terms have now been agreed. A total of 963 people have so far agreed to take early retirement or redundancy. The latter will receive 35 days’ pay per year worked, between a €30,000 minimum and a maximum of €150,000. Employees on more than €30,000 a year will also get an ex-gratia payment of €10,000. Remaining CAM workers who reject the redundancy or early retirement packages will be relocated to branches elsewhere in the Sabadell network. Employees declining transfers will be paid off at rates agreed with the unions. The redundancies involve CAM employees although those from Alicante Province where the bank is based are less likely to be affected. The bank’s Risk and IT departments are based there, as well as the divisions handling the savings bank’s real estate and toxic assets divisions.


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COMMENT Hobson’s choice BRAZIL’S president Dilma Roussef told Mariano Rajoy that ‘exaggerated’ austerity is self-defeating. This blighted Latin America in the past, she said, and noone would contradict her. However, Brazil has enormous resources on which to base growth but, apart from tourism, Spain’s pre-2008 resources were bricks, mortar and speculation. Following the property implosion it must look elsewhere and until it finds a formula, austerity is forced upon it, not chosen.

Sell-off HOW much does a residence permit cost on the black market? How much must a non-EU national pay to benefit from the advantages of living in a country like Spain? If we didn’t know before, we do now: €160,000. And how is that sum arrived at? It is the minimum price for property in Spain that the government is offering prospective purchasers in exchange for a residence permit.

As I see it... Ana Jefferson-Smith takes an irreverent look at life as a singleton expat in Spain

Having not dated in a while, I donned my most expensive frock, Versace, of course; my highest heels, not the Louboutins but ones of a similar calibre; I even shaved my legs. Well, you never know how the evening is going to go. Back to the date itself; I chose to meet him at the

She’s the one from last week; one half of Mr and Mrs Been-Together-Forever. And wanting for me what she has, she set me up with a friend of her husband.

I’m not overly thrilled that I’m the charity case, the one who is pitied, but she certainly knows what I look for in a man, and she chose well.

ON a pre-Christmas visit to the Costa del Sol from Coventry, Maurice Ward has not yet started shopping. “Each year I vow to organise myself and start early, but with every passing Christmas, nothing changes.” Belgian-born Jan de Groote, who lives in El Toro, Mallorca, hasn’t thought about Christmas either. “One of the things I like about living in Spain is that Christmas is not as commercialised as it is Belgium. The other day I was in Ikea and it was full of decorations. The contrast with other shops was incredible.” Also, Jaume Salom from the Balearics has purchased nothing. “My wife usually buys the presents a few days before the Three Kings in January. I will give her some money and tell her to look after the grandchildren.” Carol Dawson from the Costa Blanca also feels under prepared, but has bought her Christmas cards, which is a start. “We are celebrating Christmas early this year as my step-daughter Charlotte is coming over from the UK on December 15, so we really need to get a move on.” Joan Carty from Altea is halfway there, but is resigned to the usual last-minute rush. “That’s what happened last year and what happens most

Ready for Xmas is a big question

STREET TALK

EWSFLASH! I went on a date...with a real man. As blind dates go, it wasn’t half bad. But in reality, he wasn’t specifically my type. More Brad Pitt than George Clooney, but who am I to complain? My new Bestie has taken it upon herself to rule my love life, or lack thereof.

With 27 days remaining, are you ready for Christmas? Have all the presents been bought and neatly wrapped, or do you leave it to a last-minute panic buy? Laura-Jane Bruce and other EWN reporters went out and about to find out.

FROM LEFT: Carol Dawson, Jan de Groote and Maurice Ward.

years.” Friends Connor Menon and Ben del Grosso, aged 15, from La Marina on the Costa Blanca, have few preparations to do but Connor is already ahead of the game. “I have got Ben a Blackberry and I am going to the UK soon so will get my gifts then.” Cafeteria owner Esperanza Fuster from Altea isn’t too worried about Christmas this year. “Presents will be modest – just a little something – thanks to the crisis and now the children are grown-up.” Jerry Woodcock from Benalmadena shares this

restaurant rather than have him pick me up as with a traditional rendezvous. That way, I could arrive fashionably late, and not liking what I saw, could exit without him knowing and send him a text with my excuses. That may sound harsh, but when you’ve encountered as many disastrous blind dates as I have, you will understand. Thankfully, our date location - Marbella’s Puente Romano Hotel - instantly put him in good stead. For those who don’t know, the swish hotel has hosted Audrey Hepburn, and too many other global stars to list. Back to us. We were both a little apprehensive at first, but as the evening progressed, we relaxed into each other’s company. The conversation and Champagne flowed, the latter a must. I don’t dress up like this to drink bubbly water or a bottle of plonk all night. He even took me for a stroll along the beach, before bidding me goodnight and planting a kiss on my cheek. Such a gentleman. Sounds like a perfect date, doesn’t it? All the ingredients were there; looks, charm, money... stop judging me... But were there fireworks? Butterflies? Chemistry? Sadly, no. But there’s always next week. And another date. And another man.

alternative approach to Christmas shopping. “All our children and grandchildren have grown up, so they prefer to receive money from us rather than gifts. “I guess it’s a little sad as we used to love the pleasure of searching for presents for them, but as times change, we have to adapt.” And me? A quick dash around my local shopping TWO brown pelicans blown to Rhode centre after Island, USA, by the winds of Hurricane work on Sandy will be flown in a private plane Christmas Eve back to their natural habitat in Florida. will have to suffice.

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dictatorship. On that day in 1978, the nation’s Constitution was approved by more than 88 per cent of votes. The period following Franco’s death is known in Spain as the Transition (la Transicion). A weekly focus aimed People who were in their 20s and at keeping expatriate readers 30s at the time - many now retired informed on various aspects of remember it with nostalgia. They lived Life in Spain in new-found freedom. Everything seemed to be possible back then. By Raul Candela If you have the chance to FLASHBACK: Queues at Congress last year. But not this year. raul@euroweeklynews.com chat with your Spanish friends or acquaintances about it, ask them what they were doing on the day the Constitution was signed. I am sure they will tell you many good memories and stories that are worth a listen. If you still have no Spanish MANY expatriates in Spain do not HMRC and the new friends (what are you waiting sign on the municipal register. www.gov.uk websites for?) and you are interested British Consul in Alicante Paul can provide really useful in the topic, lots of Rodwell explains why you should information. Anyone documentaries and special sign up to the padron. living unregistered in television programmes will What is your experience of Spain could end up with be broadcast that day. the padron? Traditionally it was the worst of both When I arrived in Spain - at worlds: no access possible to take a free that time I did not work for the to Spanish ser- guided tour of Congress in consulate - I was surprised to vices, yet Madrid on Constitution Day. hear that I needed to register on probably not However, this year it won’t the municipal register or padron considered to be a be possible to do so. as an equivalent does not exist in UK resident. It The government says it is the UK. could end up due to works being carried When I realised there could be costing them a lot out on the building, but ADVICE: “Get registered as soon as you move to Spain,” says Paul Rodwell. something in it for me, I nipped more in the long many believe that they are down to my local padron office, school to accessing local services from their local Social Services. A run. afraid someone will use the did the usual queue, filled out the like free or reduced-cost Spanish lot of benefits can only be What benefits have you opportunity to stage a classes. The padron is the one accessed if you’ve been on the been reported as most protest. paperwork and was signed on. The British Consulate has document that will always be padron for a couple of years or valued by British nationals? On December 8 we been promoting registration asked for. Registering will make more. The consulate often comes A lot of British register with the celebrate Immaculate on the padron among sure that expatriates don’t miss across cases of extremely padron for a specific reason, such Conception Day. Why do we expatriates. Why? out on anything they might be vulnerable British nationals who as signing up with a doctor, and still celebrate a religious act need care but can’t access it then find out later the other as a national holiday, if The padron is key to being able entitled to. to access many local services. Also as people get older and because they never registered in benefits that registration holds, Spain is officially a secular From registering with a doctor develop care needs, they can get the first place. Often by the time which could be as simple as state? That I do not know. and getting your children into the help and support they need we hear of their situation it’s too getting a reduction on their bus My guess is that Spanish late. pass or being able to sign up to society is still deeply rooted The key is to plan ahead and free or reduced-price activities. in Catholic beliefs, and get registered as soon as you It also opens up their right to traditions die hard. move to Spain, which is the vote and play an active part in Anyway, for most of us Question: I have been living in Spain for several years message we give out during our the decisions that are made at Spaniards what really now and last signed on the padron in May 2010. Please events. the town hall. There are now a matters is that we have the could you tell me... is it necessary to sign on each year? Why do you think some number of British councillors at longest weekend of the year Answer: If you registered with your passport, you should sign expatriates fear they will local town halls, which is a great ahead. every two years. If you registered with the residence certificate, lose British rights (e.g. fiscal example of integration and the So, remember, from next then it is five years. residence, taxes) if they importance of the padron. Thursday to Sunday many And, remember, in those cases when you need to produce the register? How can expatriates get people will not be available padron (for example, registering your car’s number plate, You can’t choose where you informed? at their offices and some registering with a doctor), the certificate (nota de padron) is are resident; generally speaking, They can visit our website businesses and public valid for three months, but you do not have to do all the you are resident where you www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk. But buildings will be closed. registration again. Simply go to your town hall and ask them to spend most of your time. It can there is no better place to get But, of course, you will still renew your nota de padron. sometimes be complicated for information about the padron be able to get your free copy Send your questions to: raul@euroweeklynews.com people in terms of taxation and and its benefits than from the of the Euro Weekly News as usual! other issues, but that’s where the town hall itself.

Life in Spain

F you are working in Spain, you should know by now that a long weekend is coming. Next Thursday and Saturday (December 6 and 8) are national holidays, but what are we celebrating? Constitution Day (December 6) marks the day the Spanish population said yes to democracy and, symbolically, no to Franco’s

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I FIND it despicable how some people try to find loopholes in the law to get free rides while other people in the same country pay their way. I am a pensioner and my government (the Dutch) deducts €40 a month from my State pension and pays this to the Spanish government. I don’t think it very hard to figure out that if freeloading parasites get in the system the rates for the correctly paying foreigners will go up. G Rietveld, Cantonia, Almeria

Recycle more I CANNOT believe people are so lazy with their rubbish disposal. I see people pulling up in their cars and throwing glass, plastic and paper in the normal bins and then drive past the recycling skips! Is it so difficult if you are already in your car to drive to a spot where there are bins for recycling? We all live on this planet and should be responsible for helping towards its future. I am not a campaigner, but I do believe in doing my little bit to help recycle. So please, everyone, try to recycle, it is not that difficult. J L, Mojacar (Almeria)

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Costa del Sol takes to re-invigorate the Spanish economy. Feeding the hungry is a short-term imperative, but creating employment by bringing forward labour-intensive restoration projects such as at the Torrox church, represents a meaningful stimulus to the local economy. Individuals can also join in the crusade of bringing this sun-kissed land back to prosperity. Start that home improvement project you have been agonising about for so long! Michael Gill, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Biker offer

I live in Huerta Nueva and I love the wildlife around this and the surrounding area. Thought you may wish to share some photos taken from Cabo de Gata, Maria and local areas with readers.

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Praiseworthy jobs NORMA from Competa probably felt a great sense of relief when she unburdened herself of that bottled-up anti-Catholic negativity (Religious joke Issue 1428). It could be called her cathartic moment. However, when she re-engages with the rational world, she may observe that the Catholic Church has a very sophisticated understanding of what it

A climate change article (Issue 1428) sent some temperatures soaring. Here are just two of the views received.

Pure propaganda WHEN will people like Jane Plunkett stop spouting propaganda that they are fed on climate change when it suits various governments to increase taxes? Her column was truly idiotic! Let me give you some facts you may have missed. First the changes in temperature have nothing to do with humans. Earth has been changing its own temperature for the last four million years or more. Second are you aware the BBC told all of its reporters 10 years ago not to report on any scientist that disagreed with climate change? Why would they do that? Because it was rubbish. However, people like Plunkett took it as fact. Don’t believe all you hear or read. So whilst Plunkett is entitled to be conned and even walk around talking

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Save the planet and then save those expensive material items

disaster strikes suddenly people are bout the world around them and their sessions. ct recent example is Hurricane Sandy mount of concern people are showing devastation left in its wake. p l l

I WAS saddened, though not entirely surprised, to note the comments of Brenda and Eddie Westwick about the Harley Davidson meeting in Guardarman (Issue 1428). I have met thousands of bikers of various nationalities in numerous countries. Most have displayed no element of elitism and many have become lifelong friends. But the world of the biker is no more immune to snobbery than any other part of society and you will encounter the occasional misguided view. Unfortunately, that’s life! If Brenda and Eddie wish to ride with like-minded folk or just talk bikes, there is a group of riders that meets every Thursday at the Sunset Cafe in Cabo Roig at 10.30am. Or they can contact me via: mollyandbaileybassett@hotmail.com Rob, Harley rider (Alicante)

driving extreme weather, which will only lead t more intense storms like Hurricane Sandy, a well as droughts, frequent flooding and wildfires. According to Greenpeace, the world’s ocean h

rubbish if she wishes, she should not put it in a newspaper where young minds can be brainwashed as she was. My nan used to say if you can’t say something truthful or useful, shut up, and this article was neither. Antony (By email) Jane Plunkett replies: It saddens me to think people don’t care about the planet. The same way we clean up our houses, we should look after the earth. It’s a fact that cars, aeroplanes, industry and much more ARE contributing to climate change. In my column I talked

about overfishing and mass deforestation and the horrific consequences of both. My information is from experts at Greenpeace. And it is solid research.

Say right thing THANK you so much for saying the right thing about the environment in your article. It really is all about cause and effect. Unfortunately, this is not on top of most people’s agenda right now, at least not on the political scene. We need to pay the price for the environmental damage in the end. And that is true for all of us. Mats Wikberg, Santa Ponsa (Mallorca)

WALKING my dog near Villa Rocos I noticed a car turn off the main road onto the footpath. When I got nearer a man was standing by a bush. Then he exposed himself. When I got home I dialled 121 and spoke to an operator who told me to dial a 62 number, but they told me to phone 121! This incident has unnerved me and I am afraid this could happen to someone else or to children.

J G, Garrucha, (Almeria)

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Spanish dream of chance to travel FORTY-NINE per cent of Spaniards dream of the chance to travel. More time in which to relax or spend with their families takes first place on their wish-list for 37 per cent and 25 per cent aspire to finding a job. A recent study by credit finance company Cofidis and GFK market consultants set out to evaluate the emotional state of the Spanish. Hopes, dreams, motivations and aims were measured and found positive for 59 per cent of those participating in the study. The Basques had most of their illusions intact, with a 72 per cent score. Not far behind came residents in Aragon with 66 per cent and Valencianos with 65 per cent. Lagging behind were Andalucia on 53 per cent, Castilla-La Mancha

(52 per cent) and Extremadura (49 per cent). Men and women are made happy by noticeably different things, the survey found. Women dream of controlling their diet, redecorating the home, having something fashionable to wear, doing charity work and having more time to themselves. Men are more inspired by the prospect of a new car, enjoying their jobs, managing to stop smoking, practising sport, falling in love or starting their own business. Marital status plays a varying role in realising hopes and dreams. Sixty per cent of single men and 59 per cent of married men felt positive in this respect, compared to 57 per cent of

Criminal network is dismantled SPANISH and UK law enforcement authorities successfully dismantled a major international criminal network involved in smuggling Iranian migrants into the EU. During house searches a substantial amount of evidential material was seized. The Guardia Civil’s investigation MARLO focused on an organised crime group involved in facilitating illegal immigration from Iran to the EU and North America. The criminal group was composed of mainly Iranian nationals living in Spain and other EU countries, who recruited Iranian nationals in their country of origin. The illegal immigrants were brought by car to Turkey and after that they continued to Greece or

other countries within the Schengen area, taking advantage of the lack of border controls. The illegal migrants stayed in the transit countries until they were provided with false documents so they could continue to their final destinations, in most cases the UK or Canada. The clients were paying the organised crime group large amounts of money (around â‚Ź18,000) to be smuggled. Europol supported the investigation by facilitating information exchange and providing analysis throughout the investigation. During the action day Europol deployed one mobile office to Madrid to support the operation with on-the-spot analysis.

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When care seems to be issue of race The main issues were schooling and, almost unbelievably, diet. The department insisted that instead of my friends enrolling the lad in a local, highly-respected private school, they wanted him driven more than an hour away to a public school, predominantly attended by Muslim children. The final nail came when they declared he must have an Halal diet and insisted the couple’s whole kitchen be ‘cleansed’ to accommodate it.

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT The last they heard this young lad was still in the children’s home. The care home case I experienced was when my dear Mum, then 90, was in a home in the South of England. It soon became clear she was not happy. Although racism was not

Monkey murder A 22-YEAR-OLD man is due in court in Idaho, USA over the death of a patas monkey at a local zoo. Michael J Watkins faces at least two charges for allegedly abducting the monkey and beating it so severely that it later died.

Truth pays LUCRATIVE BUSINESS: Care homes. even in her vocabulary, the fact that there were no Caucasian people working there made her feel confused and out of place. One day I turned up unexpectedly and found the residents were unkempt, the place was mucky and reeked of urine and curry! I decided to move her. Over the next couple of weeks every

home I visited was run by people of ethnic origin. It was a lucrative racket. Often the large ‘family’ occupy the biggest part of the house and outnumber the actual residents, who are simply regarded as a means to an end, and often treated accordingly. Keep the Faith Love Leapy Leapylee2002@gmail.com

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OCIAL SERVICES’ decision to bar a white couple from fostering a black baby in the UK didn’t surprise me. These departments are awash with staff, who are themselves of ethnic origin, and often emerge as the worst racists of all. I wonder what sort of outcry there would have been, had they denied a white child from a black family on similar grounds. A large majority of care homes also fall into the same ethnic category. Before you accuse me of talking tripe, I’ll cite you a couple of personal experiences. The first concerns married friends of mine who had already adopted and fostered a number of children. They applied to adopt an eight-year-old boy of Mid-East origin. To cut a long and frustrating story short, they had to finally give up on the idea. They simply could not comply with all the rules and stipulations the authorities confronted them with.

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A TAXI DRIVER in Singapore has been praised for his honesty after handing in one million Singapore dollars (€638,000) found in the back of his cab. Sia Ka Tian, aged 70, had just dropped off a couple from Thailand who were holidaying in the city when he discovered the cash. They paid him a reward.


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SKY MOVIES COMEDY 9:30am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:20am Bridesmaids 1:25pm Hall Pass 3:15pm Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special 3:45pm Eurotrip

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5:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 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 Emma finds out how far a teenage daughter’s concern for her widowed father will go. 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series in which buyers are helped to find their dream homes.

ITV

Renée Zellweger.

BBC1

9:30am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

5:25pm It’s Kind of a Funny Story 7:10pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm Hall Pass 1:00am Eurotrip 2:40am It’s Kind of a Funny Story 4:30am Women in Trouble

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:45am Lady Jane 7:10am You May Not Kiss the Bride 8:50am Take Me Home 10:30am Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 12:15pm The Fighter 2:15pm The Help 4:45pm Burlesque 6:45pm The Bodyguard 9:00pm War Horse 11:30pm The Help 2:00am The Fighter 4:00am Rabbit Hole 5:35am The Lamp

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:45am Thunderbirds 7:25am Real Steel 9:35am Déjà Vu 11:45am Haywire 1:30pm Crimson Tide 3:30pm K-19: The Widowmaker 5:50pm Rush Hour 7:50pm Real Steel 10:00pm Haywire 11:45pm Rambo III 1:30am Rush Hour 3:15am Species

TCM 12:30pm Wagons West 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Horse Soldiers 6:20pm The Big Trail 8:40pm Cattle Town 10:00pm Legally Blonde 11:50pm A Perfect Murder 1:50am Legally Blonde


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SPENDING POWER: Russians splash more cash.

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5:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 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 It’s an all-female line-up; a youthful blue team pit their skills against a more mature red team. 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series in which buyers are helped to find their dream homes.

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 Sadie J 5:00pm Blue Peter 5:30pm Vip People 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show Chris Evans and Alex Jones present the stories that matter from across the country. 8:30pm Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Outnumbered 10:00pm Have I Got News for You 10:30pm John Bishop’s Big Year 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show 12:20am The National Lottery Friday Night Draws The National Lottery Friday night draws presented by Matt Johnson. 12:30am Live at the Apollo Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert introduces stand-up from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. 1:00am EastEnders Omnibus 2:55am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:00am Fake or Fortune? 4:00am Question Time 5:00am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Merlin Fantasy drama series. 8:45pm Doctor Who Science fiction drama. 9:35pm Great Movie Mistakes 10:00pm World’s Craziest Fools 10:30pm Russell Howard’s Good News 11:00pm Impractical Jokers 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Some Girls 12:30am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:55am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 1:15am American Dad! 1:40am American Dad! 2:00am Impractical Jokers 2:30am Him and Her 3:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 3:30am Some Girls 4:00am Dying for Clear Skin In 2011 24-year-old Jesse Jones went missing.

ITV

Channel 4

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 Royal Upstairs Downstairs 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 Daybreak deliver the stories that matter to viewers in the world of news and entertainment. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Nina Hossain with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories

4:00pm Real Rescues 4:45pm Flog It! Antiques series. Flog It! comes from Cheshire’s Tatton Park. 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 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip Antiques experts travel across the UK as they compete to make the most money at auction. 9:00pm Mastermind John Humphrys invites four more contenders to answer questions in the black chair. 9:30pm An Island Parish Bolt from the Blue. Series following the community on the tiny crown dependency of Sark in the Channel Islands. 11:00pm QI Comedy quiz show. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm Britain’s Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather Mark Austin and Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world. 8:00pm Emmerdale Cain and Moira find it difficult to keep playing hard to get. 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Island Hospital 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 11:30pm ITV News and Weather Mark Austin and Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world.

ITV

BBC1

12:00am The Review Show Kirsty Wark and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. 12:50am Later... with Jools Holland 1:55am The Counterfeiters Oscar-winning drama based on the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch, an artist and expert forger who was arrested by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp. 3:30am BBC News

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day’s events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Sacred Music 9:30pm Sounds of the 70s Musical documentary series. Disco was all pervasive in the mid and early 70s. 10:00pm The Beach Boys: Doin’ it Again 10:55pm The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth 12:05am Legends Dennis Wilson, the drummer in the Beach Boys, was the real Beach Boy. 1:05am Guitar Heroes at the BBC Series featuring legendary guitarists performing at the BBC studios. 2:05am The Beach Boys: Doin’ it Again 3:05am The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth

5:15am Deal or No Deal 6:10am Countdown 6:55am The Treacle People 7:05am BT and Channel 4 Present... 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss 12:00pm Secret Removers 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 3:40pm Countdown

6:10am Wildlife SOS 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 Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm The Removal Men 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Build a New Life in the Country 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know 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 8:30pm Unreported World 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm Lee Evans 11:10pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

4:15pm The Christmas Pageant Charlene Amoia, Candice Azzara, Kate Flannery, Gloria Gifford (I). Seasonal comedy. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Summer burns her bridges with Susan when she hands in her resignation at the newspaper. 7:00pm Home and Away Heath’s mother Cheryl invades Bianca and Heath’s privacy when she comes to stay with them. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Cowboy Builders 9:00pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan Dominic Monaghan travels in search of weird creatures. 10:00pm The Mentalist American crime drama. 11:00pm Castle Quirky US crime drama series about a bestselling author who teams up with a young New York detective to solve murders, gaining inspiration for his books along the way. When a museum curator’s death is linked to an archaeological expedition to the tomb of a legendary Mayan king, Castle believes that he could be the next victim of the mummy’s curse.

12:05am - Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mel Gibson.

12:05am Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1:50am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Deep Blue Sea 5:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

Channel 5

12:15am 4funnies: The Rubberbandits 12:40am 8 Out of 10 Cats 1:30am Random Acts 1:35am Full English Meet the Johnson family in Channel 4’s brand new animated satirical sitcom. 2:05am The Ricky Gervais Show 2:30am My Name is Earl 2:55am My Name is Earl 3:15am Bob’s Burgers 3:40am Bob’s Burgers 4:00am Glory Daze 4:45am 90210 5:25am Deal or No Deal

12:00am Law and Order: Criminal Intent 12:55am Inside Hollywood 1:00am Super Casino 4:55am Motorsport Mundial The latest motor racing action from around the world. 5:20am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:45am Divine Designs Art historian Dr Paul Binski examines some of Britain’s most fascinating works of religious art.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:10am Stargate SG-1 6:05am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Airline 7:30am Airline 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 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 An Idiot Abroad 11:00pm A League of Their Own 12:00am Flintoff: From Lords to the

Ring 1:00am Don’t Sit in the Front Row 1:30am Road Wars 2:25am Border Invasion USA 3:25am Border Invasion USA 4:20am Road Wars 5:10am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:30am Women in Trouble 6:15am A Nanny for Christmas 7:55am Blackball 9:40am White Men Can’t Jump 11:40am Harry Potter: The Magic Lives On 12:10pm Cyrus 1:50pm Tower Heist 3:40pm Friends with Benefits 5:40pm The Stepford Wives 7:20pm Cyrus 9:00pm Tower Heist 10:45pm Friends with Benefits 12:45am The Pool Boys 2:20am White Men Can’t Jump 4:20am The Stepford Wives

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:35am The Lamp 7:15am Mask 9:15am Like Dandelion Dust 11:00am Conviction 12:50pm A Little Bit of Heaven 2:40pm Shakespeare in Love 4:45pm The Age of Innocence 7:05pm Conviction 9:00pm A Little Bit of Heaven 11:00pm Shakespeare in Love 1:10am Albatross 2:45am Cherrybomb 4:20am The Descendants Special 4:35am The Age of Innocence

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:10am Small Soldiers 7:05am Hanna 9:00am The Eagle 11:00am Jaws 2 1:00pm Braveheart 4:00pm Shanghai Noon

6:00pm Shanghai Knights 8:00pm Hanna 10:00pm Braveheart 1:00am The Eagle 3:00am Species II 4:40am Machete

TCM 6:00am The Horse Soldiers 8:05am Gunsmoke 9:10am Gunsmoke 10:15am The Big Trail 12:30pm Cattle Town 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Charge at Feather River 5:50pm Son of a Gunfighter 7:30pm Union Station 9:00pm Riders of Destiny 10:00pm The Glimmer Man 11:45pm Executive Action 1:30am Training Day 3:40am Zorba the Greek


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5:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Live James Martin hosts the cooking show, and is joined by Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard and Chris Evans. Alfie Boe faces his food heaven or food hell and expert Olly Smith chooses the wine to match the studio dishes. There is a chance to enjoy some classic moments from Rick Stein, Great British Menu and Rachel Khoo'’s Little Paris Kitchen. 12:30pm Baking Made Easy 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 Snooker 3:00pm Rugby Union

4.00pm - midnight 5:30pm Final Score 6:10pm BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. 6:20pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 6:30pm A Question of Sport 7:00pm Pointless 7:50pm Strictly Come Dancing Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host another action-packed Strictly Come Dancing. 9:00pm Merlin Fantasy drama series. 9:45pm The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws The National Lottery Saturday night draws presented by John Partridge. 9:55pm Casualty 10:45pm Live at the Apollo Glaswegian comic Kevin Bridges introduces stand-up from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. 11:15pm BBC News The latest national and international news from the BBC. 11:30pm Match of the Day 1:05am The Football League Show 1:45am Westworld 3:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:15am BBC News BBC One joins the BBC’s rolling news channel for a night of news, with bulletins on the hour and the headlines every 15 minutes.

BBC3 8:00pm Rugby Union 9:00pm Top Gear Motoring show. 10:00pm Russell Howard’s Good News 10:45pm Pretty Woman Romantic comedy reworking of the Pygmalion theme, set in modern-day America. 12:40am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 1:05am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 1:25am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:50am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 2:10am Impractical Jokers 2:40am Him and Her 3:05am Russell Howard’s Good News 3:50am Britain’s Biggest Beauty Queens

ITV

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Channel 5

7:30am Balamory 7:50am Charlie and Lola 8:05am Cloudbabies 8:15am Everything’s Rosie 8:25am Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! 8:35am Chuggington 8:45am Octonauts 9:00am Tilly and Friends 9:10am Woolly and Tig 9:15am Mike the Knight 9:30am Timmy Time 9:40am Tweenies 10:00am Baby Jake 10:10am Big Barn Farm 10:25am Mr Bloom's Nursery 10:45am Something Special 11:05am Zingzillas Zingbop 11:10am Get Squiggling 11:30am Get Well Soon 11:45am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 12:00pm Justin’s House 12:25pm I Can Cook on the Go 12:40pm Mister Maker Comes to Town 1:00pm Coast 1:05pm Animal Park 2:05pm The Gay Divorce 3:45pm Houseguest

5:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 7:10am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 7:25am The Hive 7:35am The Hive 7:45am The Hive 7:50am Canimals 8:00am Canimals 8:05am The Avengers 8:25am Almost Naked Animals 8:40am Almost Naked Animals 8:50am Horrid Henry 9:05am Horrid Henry 9:15am Horrid Henry 9:30am 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 Columbo 2:20pm ITV News and Weather 2:30pm Holiday Home Sweet Home 3:30pm Holiday Home Sweet Home

5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sali Mali Jackdaw finds it a breeze to rescue Sali Mali's hat when it blows away. 7:10am The Hoobs Iver's fed up. 7:35am The Hoobs What's a Hoob to do when they're marooned like Robinson Crusoe on a desert island? 8:00am Beach Volleyball 8:55am The Morning Line Turf tips and news from the Channel 4 Racing team. 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 11:00am Made in Chelsea 12:05pm Suburgatory As their relationship gets more serious, George decides that he wants to introduce Eden to Tessa. 12:40pm The Big Bang Theory 1:15pm The Big Bang Theory 1:50pm The Big Bang Theory 2:20pm The Simpsons 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

7:30am The Mr Men Show 7:45am Olive the Ostrich 7:50am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:00am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:05am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:20am Animal Antics 8:25am Noddy in Toyland 8:35am 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 10:10am Toby's Travelling Circus 10:25am Roary the Racing Car 10:40am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:35am ThunderCats 12:00pm The All New Gadget Show 12:55pm Cowboy Builders 1:55pm Superman

5:30pm Snooker: UK Championships 6:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:30pm Great British Food Revival Cookery series where chefs and foodies champion British produce. 8:30pm Dad’s Army 9:00pm Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild Episode to be Announced. 10:00pm QI XL Quiz show. Stephen Fry looks at people whose names start with J. 10:45pm Bad 25

4:30pm The Unforgettable... 5:00pm Jonathan and Charlotte 6:00pm London Tonight Regional news update for the capital and the South East, plus local weather. 6:15pm ITV News and Weather Charlene White with the latest headlines from around the world. 6:30pm The Golden Rules of Tv 7:00pm You’ve Been Framed! 7:30pm Take Me Out 9:00pm The X Factor 10:30pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 11:30pm ITV News and Weather Charlene White with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:45pm FA Cup Highlights Matt Smith presents highlights of all the day’s FA Cup secondround ties.

4:55pm The Simpsons 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:55pm Come Dine with Me 7:25pm Come Dine with Me 7:55pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:25pm 4thought.tv 8:30pm Heston’s Fantastical Food 9:30pm Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Stephen Fry shares his passion for gadgets and new tech, from the everyday to the extraordinary. 10:00pm Star Trek

4:35pm The Christmas Gift Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly, Alexei Zubarev, Mimi Kennedy, Donovan Scott, Reginald Vel Johnson. Feelgood family drama. Three orphaned young boys stay with a kind childless couple in their perfect home over the Christmas period. When they overhear that the couple intends to adopt just one of them, the lads compete for attention and affection in order to win a place in the house. 6:20pm Our First Christmas A newlywed couple with children from previous marriages attempt to bring their families together at Christmas, but the kids are somewhat reluctant to embrace their new siblings. 8:10pm Catwoman Adventure spin-off from the Batman comic franchise. A shy graphic designer at a cosmetics company is murdered by her employer after stumbling on a corporate conspiracy. Resurrected by a psychic Egyptian cat, she is transformed into a leather-clad superhero complete with feline agility, and she sets out for revenge. 9:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 10:00pm International Boxing Boxing action from Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

BBC2

8:30pm Dad’s Army Classic wartime sitcom about a group of men - not able to take up active service due to their age - who set up their town’s Home Guard in the Second World War.

1:00am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place. 1:50am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place.

BBC4 8:00pm Metalworks! 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm The Killing The third and last season of the Danish thriller sees Inspector Sarah Lund back for one last case. 11:00pm The Killing The third and last season of the Danish thriller sees Inspector Sarah Lund back for one last case. 12:00am More Old Jews Telling Jokes More old Jews tell their favourite jokes. 12:30am Kenny Everett - Top of the Pops: 1977 1:00am Motown at the BBC 2:00am Metalworks! 3:00am Horizon Last century, earthquakes killed over one million, and it is predicted that this century might see ten times as many deaths. Yet when an earthquake strikes, it always takes people by surprise.

12:45am Serenity Government weapons’ researchers have been manipulating the intelligence of some very bright teenagers, until one of them, River, escapes - complete with a head full of potentially damaging secrets. 2:45am The Store 4:00am In Plain Sight 4:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

CH4

10:00pm Star Trek

12:25am The X Files: I Want to Believe 2:25am Steel Magnolias 4:25am Hollyoaks Omnibus

12:00am BAMMA 11: Alex Reid Returns Mixed martial arts action. 1:15am Super Casino 5:05am Michaela's Wild Challenge Michaela Strachan and colleagues undertake a range of wildlife-related dares in exotic locations. 5:25am The Great Artists 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties.

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Lion Man 7:30am Lion Man 8:00am UK Border Force 9:00am UK Border Force 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Diversity 2:00pm Little Crackers 2:15pm Little Crackers 2:30pm Little Crackers 2:45pm Little Crackers 3:00pm Little Crackers 3:15pm Little Crackers 3:30pm Futurama 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Modern Family 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Michael Buble Home for the Holidays 8:00pm Hawaii Five-0 9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 10:00pm Cop Squad 11:00pm From Hell 1:20am Road Wars 2:20am Inside Gatwick 3:15am Road Wars 4:05am

Caribbean Cops 5:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am Project: Alf 7:40am Swinging with the Finkels 9:10am Ramona and Beezus 10:55am Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12:40pm The Brady Bunch Movie 2:15pm Jack and Jill 3:55pm 50 First Dates 5:40pm Without a Paddle 7:25pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9:00pm Jack and Jill 10:40pm 50 First Dates 12:25am Without a Paddle 2:10am Swinging with the Finkels 3:40am Eddie Murphy: Raw

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:00am Stay Cool 8:40am Our

Family Wedding 10:30am Trouble with the Curve: Sky Movies Special 10:50am That Thing You Do! 12:50pm The Adjustment Bureau 2:40pm I Don't Know How She Does it 4:15pm The Avengers Special 4:45pm Honey 2 6:45pm The Terminal 9:00pm I Don’t Know How She Does it 10:35pm The Adjustment Bureau 12:25am Purple Rain 2:25am Casino Jack 4:15am 4 Wedding Planners

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:00am The Warrior’s Way 8:50am Spy Kids 10:30am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 12:20pm Daylight 2:20pm X-Men: First Class 4:35pm First Blood

6:15pm Rambo: First Blood Part II 8:00pm Daylight 10:00pm X-Men: First Class 12:15am First Blood 1:55am Rambo: First Blood Part II 3:35am Skyline 5:15am X-Men: First Class Special 5:45am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

TCM 7:40am Gunsmoke 8:45am Gunsmoke 9:50am Riders of Destiny 10:50am Union Station 12:25pm Son of a Gunfighter 2:10pm The Charge at Feather River 4:00pm A Thunder of Drums 5:50pm The Fighting Lawman 7:10pm The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 10:00pm Collateral Damage 12:05am Super Troopers 2:00am Broadcast News 4:20am Super Troopers


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I’m ready for my close-up I

MAGINE if life was like a TV show (hopefully not EastEnders) and at the end of an hour the credits would roll and you could pause and relax before the next showing. As the main character, all the action would revolve around you and any peripheral characters would come and go with barely a second thought. Scripts would be agreed beforehand and spoilers would alert you to any nastiness or unpleasant interludes, such as relationship break-ups or queuing at the post office. You could nip to the kitchen at that point and make a cup of tea, or fast forward to a more agreeable period of time. Repeat showings would guarantee longevity and enable you to enjoy events in your life time and time again a bit like a wedding video only with more audience participation. Of course the downside would be repeating the bad times ad infinitum and living with actors. As the show’s star you would have final say over costume,

Suzanne Manners Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). To comment on any of the issues raised in Suzanne Manners’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/suzanne-manners.

location and script. Of course that does kind of sum life up, except for the spoilers and script control. At times it feels as though I’m stuck in my own filmic loop constantly making the same mistakes and walking the same

A TV LIFE: At the end of one show, you could pause and relax. long, unending path (like a French film). No matter how many times I fall into the same pattern of behaviour I still cannot see the twist in the tale. Like ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’, or ‘Spartacus’, I still hope

the ending will be different, but no, Jesus gets crucified, Spartacus ends his days as a bloody stop sign on the Appian Way and I always underestimate a peripheral character’s ability to ruin my day.

The audience is hiding behind its hands screaming: “Don’t go down the cellar!” But do I listen? No. There is a reason why that new person in my life reminds me of someone else, it is a subconscious warning they are very likely to cause the same mayhem as that someone long ago excised from my life. But, like real TV shows, there are only so many character types to choose from. How great would it be to timetable in commercial breaks? I could advertise Prada or Dior; sell my life to the highest bidder. Midway through a difficult scene life would stop and turn black and white and be populated with beautiful, chisel-jawed men wearing nothing but white boxers and a ‘come hither’ smile. And my own TV show? I like to think it’s sassy and sharp like ‘Ally McBeal’ but suspect it’s more like ‘Lost’, the same confusion and frustration but without Sawyer. Anyway, as Woody Allen said: “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”


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3:15am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 8:30am Match of the Day 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am Fern Britton Meets... 12:00pm Sunday Politics Andrew Neil and Tim Donovan with the latest political news, interviews and debate. 1:20pm Countryfile Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury explore Somerset’s countryside and coastline. 2:00pm Bargain Hunt Antiques challenge. 3:00pm Homes Under the Hammer

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Call the Midwife Drama about a newly-trained midwife in 1950s London. 5:45pm Songs of Praise 6:20pm Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day Cookery series. 6:50pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team. 7:10pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 7:20pm Countryfile 8:20pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:00pm Antiques Roadshow Aberystwyth Arts Centre welcomes Fiona Bruce and the team of experts. 10:00pm The Secret of Crickley Hall 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:15pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:25pm Match of the Day 2

12:15am The Graham Norton Show 1:00am The Sky at Night 1:20am The Two Mr. Kissels 2:45am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:50am Film 2012 3:20am Holby City 4:20am Operation Iceberg 5:20am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Him and Her 11:30pm American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 11:55pm American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 12:15am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of a strange American family. 12:40am Family Guy 1:00am Some Girls 1:30am Him and Her 2:00am Gavin and Stacey 3:00am Dying for Clear Skin 4:00am Inside the Body Beautiful Documentary looking at the physiological and psychological changes that happen to young people as they strive to alter their appearance.

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7:00am Tikkabilla 7:30am Balamory 7:50am Charlie and Lola Animation following a boy’s efforts to get his stubborn little sister to try new things. 8:05am Cloudbabies 8:15am Everything’s Rosie Rosie lives in a playhouse with her colourful group of friends. 8:25am Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! 8:35am Chuggington 8:45am Octonauts 9:00am Tilly and Friends 9:10am Woolly and Tig 9:15am Mike the Knight 9:30am Timmy Time 9:40am Tweenies 10:00am Baby Jake 10:10am Big Barn Farm 10:25am Mr Bloom’s Nursery 10:45am Something Special 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Great British Bake Off 1:30pm Rugby Union 2:30pm Snooker: UK Championships

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Engie Benjy 7:10am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 7:25am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 7:35am Signed Stories 7:45am Canimals 7:55am Canimals 8:00am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:25am Almost Naked Animals 8:35am Almost Naked Animals 8:50am Almost Naked Animals 9:00am Big Time Rush 9:30am Good Luck Charlie 10:00am Good Luck Charlie 10:25am There's No Taste Like Home 11:20am Carry on Cruising 1:00pm ITV News and Weather 1:05pm FA Cup 2nd Round Live: MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon

4:25am Hollyoaks Omnibus 6:30am Countdown 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Sailing 8:35am North Face Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc 9:05am Will and Grace 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:05pm The Big Bang Theory 1:35pm The Big Bang Theory 2:00pm The Simpsons 2:30pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things Hugh's three-ingredient competition continues, with this week focusing on fish. 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 Animal Antics 8:25am 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 9:15am Mio Mao 9:25am Angelina Ballerina 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10am Castle Farm 10:15am Toby's Travelling Circus 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:35am ThunderCats 12:10pm Chinese Food in Minutes 12:25pm The Singing Friar 12:55pm Rolf's Animal Clinic 1:55pm Road to Christmas 3:40pm Jack Frost

6:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:30pm Fawlty Towers Prepare for a stay at the famous Torquay hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife, Sybil, in what most rightthinking people would agree is the world’s finest sitcom. Basil tries to conceal the body of a dead guest while worrying about the out-of-date kippers served that morning. Very fishy! 8:00pm Top Gear Motoring magazine programme that tests and reviews the latest models of cars on the market, as well as covering older ‘classic’ models and news in the motoring world. 9:00pm Return to Forgotten Britain 10:00pm Dragons’ Den Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to multimillionaires. 11:00pm Harry and Paul Two of the biggest comedy names in Britain, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are back with a whole new range of characters in a new series of their sketch show. 11:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks Irreverent pop quiz, with guest competitors from the worlds of music, TV and comedy.

4:00pm Farewell Jack 4:30pm The X Factor 6:00pm The Nation’s Favourite Number 1 Single 7:30pm London Tonight Regional news update for the capital and the South East, plus local weather. 7:45pm ITV News and Weather James Mates with the latest headlines from around the world. 8:00pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The X Factor Results Show 10:00pm Steppin’ Out with Katherine Jenkins 11:15pm ITV News and Weather James Mates with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:30pm FA Cup Highlights

4:05pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things 4:35pm Hugh’s 3 Good Things 5:10pm Deal or No Deal 6:10pm Miracle on 34th Street 8:20pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:50pm 4thought.tv 8:55pm The Political Slot 9:00pm Alien Investigations 10:00pm Homeland 11:00pm Peep Show 11:30pm British Comedy Awards Nominations Show 2012

5:35pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 5:40pm Rush Hour 2 7:30pm Superman 2 Entertaining, special effects-filled sequel to Superman. 10:00pm Magnum Force The second action thriller in the Dirty Harry series sees the maverick cop investigating the slaying of some of the West Coast’s most powerful criminals. Dismissing the theory that the murders are the result of underworld squabbling, Callahan learns that each of the victims was killed by a slug from a.357 Magnum - the most powerful handgun in the world, and a weapon widely used within the San Francisco Police Dept.

12:00am I’ve Never Seen Star Wars 12:30am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place. 1:20am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place. 3:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

12:30am Rugby Highlights The pick of the highlights from the top flight of English rugby. 1:25am Grimefighters Series following the daily lives of Britain’s clean-up teams. 1:55am The Store 3:55am Motorsport UK 4:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

BBC4 8:00pm A Child’s Christmases in Wales 9:00pm Love Me Do: The Beatles ‘62 On October 5th 1962 the Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. 10:00pm Why Poverty? 11:00pm The Big Picture Paul Exben is a success story - a great job, a glamorous wife and two wonderful sons. 12:50am Love Me Do: The Beatles '62 On October 5th 1962 the Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. 1:50am The Beach Boys: Doin’ it Again 2:45am The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth On a cold and rainy summer night in June 1980, the Beach Boys played to a capacity crowd at a rock festival in England - a rocking, stomping show that got people up on their feet and brought a bit of California sunshine to the thousands of British fans who packed the show.

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10:00pm Steppin’ Out with Katherine Jenkins. Katherine Jenkins stars in a TV special with a difference.

Katherine Jenkins.

12:35am Rude Tube Animals take centre stage in this show as Rude Zoo explores the online jungle. 1:30am Fishing for Trouble 2:00am American Football Live 5:45am Grudge Match Humorous tales of longstanding rivalry in the world of sport and competition. 5:55am Countdown

12:30am Road House 2: Last Call 2:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:05am House Doctor 5:30am House Doctor 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK’s most scenic counties.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Best of Oops TV 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am UK Border Force 9:00am UK Border Force 10:00am The Glee Project 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm André Rieu 3:35pm The Middle 4:00pm The Middle 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm The Middle 6:00pm The Middle 6:30pm The Middle 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Arrow 10:00pm An Idiot Abroad 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am Cop Squad 2:00am Road Wars 2:25am Road Wars 3:20am Road

Wars 4:15am Caribbean Cops 5:10am Lion Man 5:35am Lion Man

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:15am Ramona and Beezus 7:00am The Dilemma 9:00am The Cat in the Hat 10:35am Dunston Checks In 12:15pm Little Fockers 2:00pm Johnny English Reborn 3:45pm The Change-Up 5:45pm The Cat in the Hat 7:15pm Little Fockers 9:00pm Johnny English Reborn 10:45pm The Change-Up 12:40am The Dilemma 2:35am Swingers 4:15am Stan Helsing 5:50am Dunston Checks In

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:45am Prom 7:30am Lucky Christmas 9:00am An Affair to

Remember 11:00am War Horse 1:30pm Moneyball 3:45pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 5:35pm The Art of Getting by 7:00pm War Horse 9:30pm Moneyball 11:45pm Burlesque 1:45am Alfie 3:35am Just Go with it 5:35am Lucky Christmas

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:45am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 7:30am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Special 8:00am Real Steel 10:10am Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 12:35pm Sahara 2:45pm Twister 4:45pm The Chronicles of Riddick 6:50pm Real Steel 9:00pm Sahara 11:10pm The Tourist

1:00am Rambo III 2:45am Déjà Vu 4:55am Justin Timberlake 5:15am Thunderbirds

TCM 6:00am Another Time, Another Place 7:40am The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 10:35am The Fighting Lawman 11:55am A Thunder of Drums 1:45pm Scrooge 4:00pm Gunsight Ridge 5:35pm The Hallelujah Trail 8:30pm Rider on a Dead Horse 10:00pm Hell on Wheels 10:55pm Hell on Wheels 11:50pm The Jacket 1:45am A Fistful of Dynamite 4:20am The Jacket


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5:20am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 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 School for Stars 2 4:30pm Science Fiction 4:35pm Dennis and Gnasher Animation. Dennis lives in Beanotown with Mum, Dad, little sister Bea and his pet dog Gnasher. 4:45pm The League of Super Evil 5:00pm Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 5:30pm Pet School 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 Inside Out 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You 12:20am Duplex Black comedy. 1:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:45am Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature 2:45am Operation Iceberg 3:45am Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution 4:30am Great British Food Revival Cookery series where chefs and foodies champion British produce. 5:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Britain's Biggest Beauty Queens 10:00pm Junior Doctors 11:00pm Russell Howard’s Good News 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:25am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of family life. 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Junior Doctors 2:30am Inside the Body Beautiful 3:25am Russell Howard’s Good News 3:55am Britain’s Biggest Beauty Queens A programme exploring Britain's only plussize beauty pageant.

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7:00am Tikkabilla 7:30am Balamory 7:50am Charlie and Lola 8:05am Cloudbabies 8:15am Everything’s Rosie 8:25am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 8:35am Chuggington 8:45am Octonauts 9:00am Tilly and Friends 9:10am Woolly and Tig 9:15am Mike the Knight 9:30am Timmy Time 9:40am Tweenies 10:00am Numtums 10:05am Abadas 10:15am Alphablocks 10:20am The Rhyme Rocket 10:35am The Lingo Show 10:45am Something Special: We’re All Friends 11:05am Show Me Show Me 11:35am Let’s Play 11:55am I Can Cook on the Go 12:10pm Mister Maker Comes to Town 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Snooker: UK Championships

4:45am 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 Alastair Stewart with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories A case of hit and run leaves a cyclist fighting for his life in intensive care.

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Make Do and Mend Simon Wright feeds some fussy kids for less than a fiver. 7:05am Sali Mali Sali Mali and Jackdaw are excited about Christmas. 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 Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:30pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:35pm The Comancheros Western starring John Wayne as Texas Ranger Jake Cutter. 3:40pm Countdown

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 Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Mio Mao 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm The Removal Men 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Build a New Life in the Country 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: NY

7:00pm Eggheads General knowledge quiz in which teams from all over the UK battle to beat the formidable ‘Eggheads’, who have all been winners on other quiz shows. 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two All the latest news and gossip from behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing. 8:00pm Ricks Stein’s Christmas Odyssey 9:00pm University Challenge Cult student quiz show where two rival university teams battle it out to see who has the most superior intellects. 9:30pm MasterChef: The Professionals Ambitious young chefs put their skills to the test in an attempt to make it to the top of the culinary world. 10:00pm Inside Claridges 11:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks Irreverent pop quiz, with guest competitors from the worlds of music, TV and comedy. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day’s important national and international news stories.

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm Britain’s Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Brett makes a move on Rhona while Paddy is away. 8:30pm The Royal Variety Performance 11:05pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:40pm The Agenda

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 Sinead is faced with a monumental decision, while it's time for Mitzeee to face Mercedes again. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:25pm 4thought.tv 8:30pm Turner Prize 2012 The Turner Prize returns to Channel 4, broadcasting live from Tate Britain in London. 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Stephen has a look at how gadgets can make work easier and, most importantly, more enjoyable. 10:00pm The Real Man’s Road Trip: Sean and Jon Go West 11:00pm The Fear

4:15pm Love’s Christmas Journey First instalment of a two-part festive drama. The saga of Love Comes Softly continues as recently widowed Ellie King visits her brother Aaron Davis and his children for Christmas. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Susan pushes Priya to confide in her and Priya admits that she is having an affair. 7:00pm Home and Away Natalie and Brax take Casey to the hospital. The police arrive and arrest Casey for missing his court date. Gina confronts Marilyn about her kiss with John. Bianca leaves Heath to go stay at Irene’s. With Bianca gone, Heath breaks down and Brax comforts him. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan Dominic Monaghan travels in search of weird creatures. 9:00pm The All New Gadget Show Entertainment show. 10:00pm XIII: The Conspiracy Tense thriller charting the fall-out from the assassination of the USA’s first female president.

12:05am Full English 12:40am Alan Carr: Chatty Man 1:45am Secret State 2:40am The Good Wife 3:25am The Good Wife 4:10am Challenge to Lassie 5:25am Supernanny US

12:45am Shops, Robbers and Videotape 1:45am Highland Emergency Documentary series. A dramatic rescue is needed for an elderly walker in agonising pain. 2:10am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick’s Quest 5:20am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:45am Divine Designs

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12:10am State of Play Russell Crowe.

12:20am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place. 1:10am Dragons’ Den 2:10am Snooker Coverage and reaction from the latest Snooker event taking place. 4:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Welcome to the World 5:30am Writing for Walford

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day’s events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Nature’s Microworlds 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough 11:00pm Attenborough and the Giant Egg 12:00am Mark Lawson Talks to... 12:30am The Killing 1:30am Nature’s Microworlds 2:00am Only Connect 2:30am Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough 3:30am Attenborough and the Giant Egg David Attenborough returns to the island of Madagascar on a very personal quest.

12:10am State of Play 2:20am 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

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Best of Oops TV 7:00am Airline 7:30am Airline 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 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 10:00pm Flintoff: From Lord’s to the Ring 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am Fringe 1:00am Cop Squad 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am Road Wars 3:15am Road Wars 4:15am

Little Crackers 4:30am Little Crackers 4:45am Little Crackers 5:00am Futurama

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:50am Dunston Checks In 7:20am White Men Can’t Jump 9:20am Chalet Girl 11:00am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 12:40pm Snow Dogs 2:25pm Horrible Bosses 4:10pm Little Nicky 5:45pm Chalet Girl 7:25pm Cyrus 9:00pm Horrible Bosses 10:40pm Little Nicky 12:15am White Men Can’t Jump 2:10am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 3:50am Cyrus

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:35am Lucky Christmas 7:10am

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5:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 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 Scotland welcomes Bargain Hunt for another round of the antiques gameshow. 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 School for Stars 2 4:35pm Dennis and Gnasher 4:45pm The League of Super Evil 5:00pm Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 5:30pm Pet School 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the stories that matter from across the country. 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Last Tango in Halifax 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:35pm Imagine... 12:55am Transsiberian Thriller. 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am Vikings Neil Oliver reveals the truth behind the legend of the Vikings. 3:45am Pound Shop Wars 4:45am Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution Paul Martin travels to Newlyn in Cornwall, to celebrate its handmade tradition of metal working. 5:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm All New Celebrity Total Wipeout 9:00pm Junior Doctors 10:00pm Inside the Body Beautiful 11:00pm Some Girls 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of family life. 12:25am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of American family life. 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Some Girls 2:00am Inside the Body Beautiful 3:00am Him and Her 3:30am Impractical Jokers 4:00am Junior Doctors

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6:00am In My Shoes 7:00am Tikkabilla 7:30am Balamory 7:50am Charlie and Lola 8:05am Cloudbabies 8:15am Everything’s Rosie 8:25am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 8:35am Chuggington 8:45am Octonauts 9:00am Tilly and Friends 9:10am Woolly and Tig 9:15am Mike the Knight 9:30am Timmy Time 9:40am Tweenies 10:00am Numtums 10:05am Abadas 10:15am Alphablocks 10:20am The Rhyme Rocket 10:35am The Lingo Show 10:45am Something Special: We're All Friends 11:05am Show Me Show Me 11:35am Let’s Play 11:55am I Can Cook on the Go 12:10pm Mister Maker Comes to Town 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Snooker: UK Championships

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 Nina Hossain with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories

5:25am Supernanny US 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:25am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:30pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:35pm Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures 1:45pm The Enemy Below 3:40pm Countdown

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 Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Mio Mao 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm The Removal Men 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Build a New Life in the Country 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Shark

7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Rick Stein’s Spanish Christmas 9:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00pm Dara O Briain’s Science Club 11:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm Britain’s Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart and Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world. 8:00pm Emmerdale Chas is forced to reconsider her chances of walking free. 8:30pm UEFA Champions League Live 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm UEFA Champions League

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 4thought.tv asks ‘Are Jews still persecuted in Britain today?’ 9:00pm A Superscrimpers’ Merry Christmas 10:00pm Heston’s Fantastical Food Heston tries to rekindle our love for the traditional pub food. 11:00pm The Fear Peter Mullan stars as Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur Richie Beckett in Richard Cottan’s powerful new four-part drama that chronicles the disintegration of a criminal mind. In episode two, as the Becketts come under increasing pressure, Richie’s mind deteriorates and he seeks help from former adversary and now respectable plastic surgeon Dr Seb Whiting. Fearful of Richie’s reappearance in his life, Seb shares his concerns with Richie’s semi-estranged wife, Jo.

4:15pm Love’s Christmas Journey Concluding slice of a two-part festive drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Andrew has an epileptic fit and Tash is forced to watch on. 7:00pm Home and Away Heath struggles to make sense of everything. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Highland Emergency 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Murder Files Documentary series about murderers and their crimes. 10:00pm Body of Proof US mystery series. Crime-solving medical examiner Megan Hunt has difficulty establishing the cause of death after a popular high-school student is found dead outside a rave. Todd has a shock announcement for Megan, Kate and Lacey. 11:00pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series. 11:55pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series.

12:05am Homeland 1:10am Pokerstars.Co.UK and Monte-Carlo Casino Ept Grand Final 2:10am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:35am Sailing A look behind the scenes at the America's Cup World Series. 3:05am Extreme Sailing Series 3:35am Beach Volleyball This edition catches up with the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. 4:30am North Face Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc 4:55am Best of British 5:50am Freesports on 4

12:50am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:50am Highland Emergency 2:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am Nick's Quest 5:20am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:45am Divine Designs Paul Binski presents the series examining the history of religious art in Britain.

11:00pm The Sarah Millican Show

Sarah Millican. 12:20am Snooker 1:10am Inside Claridges 2:10am Snooker 4:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Inside the Body Beautiful 5:30am Little Alien 5:45am Life Stories

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day’s events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 9:30pm Britain on Film 10:00pm The Dark Ages: An Age of Light The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. 11:00pm Why Poverty? 12:00am The Killing The third and last season of the Danish thriller sees Inspector Sarah Lund back for one last case. 1:00am Time Shift 2:00am Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 2:30am Britain on Film 3:00am The Dark Ages: An Age of Light The Dark Ages have been misunderstood.

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BBC1

12:35am Take Me Out 1:35am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Loose Women 4:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:10am Stargate SG-1 6:05am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Airline 7:30am Airline 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Little Crackers 6:15pm Little Crackers 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 From Hell 1:20am Road Wars 2:20am Road Wars 3:15am Road Wars 3:40am

Road Wars 4:10am Cop Squad 5:10am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:25am Snow Dogs 7:05am Take Me Home Tonight 8:55am The Fighting Temptations 11:10am Dark Knight Rises 11:40am National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1:30pm Crazy, Stupid, Love 3:40pm The Hangover Part II 5:30pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 7:20pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9:00pm Crazy, Stupid, Love 11:00pm The Hangover Part II 12:45am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2:35am Beavis and Butthead Do America 4:00am The Top Ten Show 2012 4:15am Blackball 5:55am The Fighting Temptations

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 8:45am Life as We Know it 10:45am Trouble with the Curve: Sky Movies Special 11:00am Shakespeare in Love 1:10pm Just Go with it 3:10pm Captain Corelli’s Mandolin 5:25pm Albatross 7:00pm Life as We Know it 9:00pm Shakespeare in Love 11:10pm Just Go with it 1:10am Boys Don’t Cry 3:15am XMen: First Class Special 3:45am The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Special 4:15am Losing Control

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Priest 6:10am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 6:40am The Top Ten Show 2012 7:00am Bunraku 9:15am Spy Kids 10:55am Spy Kids 2: The

Island of Lost Dreams 12:45pm Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2:45pm Paycheck 4:50pm Batman 7:00pm The Eagle 9:00pm Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 11:00pm The Recruit 1:00am Batman 3:10am Skyline

TCM 9:40am The Trail Beyond 10:45am Valley of The Kings 12:20pm Vengeance Valley 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Catlow 5:55pm Rawhide 7:30pm The Pride and the Passion 10:00pm Murder at 1600 12:00am Badlands 1:50am Murder at 1600 3:35am Badlands 5:10am Gunsmoke


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Treat yourself to a stay at the Hotel Plateros CORDOBA is one of the main tourist destinations in Andalucia, which is no surprise, as this beautiful city has so much to offer visitors. To some, living in Spain can seem like one long holiday, but this is no reason not to take a look around the country and discover what its varied history has left behind. For anyone living in Malaga province, Cordoba is an ideal location for a short trip, being just a short drive away, as well as being accessible by train from the station in Malaga city. In the heart of Cordoba is the Hotel Plateros, a historical building dating back to 1857 which has been completely restored to offer all the comfort of a modern establishment, where you can enjoy your visit in style. The Hotel Plateros, which has full disabled access, has eight double rooms and four singles, all with bath, shower, hair-dryer, airconditioning, heating, TV, radio, telephone, and lovely views of the city. There is also an exhibition hall, and the Taberna Seneca, a tavern dating back to the 19th century which maintains its original appearance and where guests can enjoy a variety of typical Andalucian dishes prepared to perfection, and of course, while in Cordoba, try some of the local wines which

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5:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC’s Breakfast team. 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 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 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm School for Stars 2 4:30pm Science Fiction 4:35pm Dennis and Gnasher 4:45pm The League of Super Evil 5:00pm Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Animated adventures with Scooby and the gang. 5:30pm Pet School 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 9:00pm Supersized Earth 10:00pm War on Britain’s Roads 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 11:45pm Would I Lie to You? 12:15am Film 2012 12:45am The Daisy Chain Horror drama. 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am See Hear 2:45am Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain 3:45am Great British Food Revival 4:45am Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution 5:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Young Apprentice 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Die Hard with a Vengeance Third in the series of high-speed action thrillers about maverick New York cop John McClane. 12:05am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of American family life. 12:25am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of American family life. 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Impractical Jokers 2:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 2:30am Gavin and Stacey Special festive edition of the hit sitcom. 3:35am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:00am Him and Her 4:30am Some Girls

ITV

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Channel 5

6:00am William Whiskerson 1: Island, Farm, City 6:25am Curious Cat 6:55am Primary Maths Promo 7:00am Tikkabilla 7:30am Balamory 7:50am Charlie and Lola 8:05am Cloudbabies 8:15am Everything’s Rosie 8:25am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 8:35am Chuggington 8:45am Octonauts 9:00am Tilly and Friends 9:10am Woolly and Tig 9:15am Mike the Knight 9:30am Timmy Time 9:40am Tweenies 10:00am Numtums 10:05am Abadas 10:15am Alphablocks 10:20am The Rhyme Rocket 10:35am The Lingo Show 10:45am Something Special: We're All Friends 11:05am Show Me Show Me 11:35am Let's Play 11:55am Dipdap 12:00pm See Hear 12:30pm Autumn Statement 2012

4:50am 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 Former Loose Woman Sarah Millican joins Carol Vorderman, Carol McGiffin and Jane McDonald today. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Natasha Kaplinsky with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Crime Stories

5:50am Freesports on 4 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond When Debra takes the kids to visit her parents, Ray can’t get to sleep alone at home. 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:25am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm Come Dine with Me Perfectionist Chris Slater tries his hardest to add a touch of class to the week. 12:30pm Come Dine with Me Chelsea Symcox is preparing a Mediterranean menu for her guests. 1:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:30pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:35pm Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures 1:45pm Sink the Bismarck! 3:40pm Countdown

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 Noddy in Toyland 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 12:10pm The Removal Men 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Build a New Life in the Country 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Shark

4:30pm Snooker: UK Championships 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two All the latest news and gossip from behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing. 8:00pm Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas 9:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00pm The Hour 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 5:00pm Britain’s Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Coming Out 10:00pm The Town 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Inside Man

4:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know 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 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm The Fear

4:15pm Farewell Mr. Kringle Drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours The pressure mounts on Andrew to the point where he has a fit in front of his father. 7:00pm Home and Away When he and Dex open up at a therapy session, Sid realises how strong his son really is. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm World's Strongest Man 2012 9:00pm Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle Documentary. The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most enduring enigmas of modern times. 10:00pm Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways 11:00pm Untraceable Crime thriller.

11:35pm Inside Man - Heist thriller with a twist as a calculating gang carry out ITV

1:55am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Columbo 5:35am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 12:20am Snooker 1:10am Great Continental Railway Journeys 2:10am BBC News 5:00am Rock Types at Great Heights 5:50am William Whiskerson

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm The Pharaoh Who Conquered the Sea 10:00pm Rome 11:00pm More Old Jews Telling Jokes Yet another slice of senior citizen silliness. Old Jews cracking old gags what's not to like? 11:30pm Why Poverty? 12:30am The Pharaoh Who Conquered the Sea 1:30am Great British Railway Journeys 2:00am More Old Jews Telling Jokes 2:30am The Cricklewood Greats 3:15am Rome

what their leader describes as the perfect bank robbery. As the drama unfolds, a tough policeman and the bank president’s 'fixer' pit themselves against the criminal mastermind leader.

12:05am True Stories 1:25am Abbey Road Studios: In Session with VW Beetle Established and upcoming acts play at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in north London. 1:55am Spotlight 2:10am Mother 4:20am St. Elsewhere 5:05am Deal or No Deal

1:05am World’s Craziest Police Pursuits 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick’s Quest Roving naturalist Nick Baker journeys around the world in search of rare and endangered species. 5:25am House Doctor Home improvement series. 5:45am Divine Designs

Satellite channels SKY1 5:10am Stargate SG-1 6:05am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Airline 7:30am Airline 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Little Crackers 6:15pm Little Crackers 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 Cop Squad 1:00am A League of Their Own 2:00am Road

Wars 2:55am Road Wars 3:45am Road Wars 4:10am Cop Squad 5:10am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:55am The Fighting Temptations 8:00am It’s Kind of a Funny Story 9:55am Taxi 11:45am Just Wright 1:40pm Friends with Benefits 3:40pm Eurotrip 5:15pm Arthur 7:15pm Taxi 9:00pm Friends with Benefits 10:50pm Eurotrip 12:25am Arthur 2:15am 41 Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About it 3:40am It's Kind of a Funny Story

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:50am Cupid, Inc

7:20am Stepping Out 9:20am An Affair to Remember 11:20am Shallow Hal 1:20pm Going the Distance 3:10pm The Age of Innocence 5:30pm Lucky Christmas 7:00pm Sweet Home Alabama 9:00pm Going the Distance 10:45pm Shallow Hal 12:45am Just Married 2:25am Flesh and Bone 4:40am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 5:10am Listen to Your Heart

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:20am Spy Kids 7:00am Sanctum 8:50am The Chronicles of Riddick 10:50am I, Robot 12:50pm Green Lantern 2:50pm Daylight 4:50pm Batman Returns 7:00pm I, Robot 2035 Chicago: Homicide cop

Spooner doesn’t trust the robots that are part of human society. 9:00pm Green Lantern 10:55pm Daylight 12:50am Batman Returns 3:00am The One 4:30am Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special

TCM 8:15am Gunsmoke 9:20am Gunsmoke 10:25am Catlow 12:15pm Rawhide 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Vera Cruz 5:45pm Rocky Mountain 7:20pm The Young and the Brave 9:00pm Paradise Canyon 10:00pm Breakdown 11:45pm Hell on Wheels 12:40am Hell on Wheels 1:35am Border Shootout 3:20am Breakdown 4:55am Gunsmoke


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ORD MCALPINE’S action in identifying for litigation 1,000 original tweets and 9,000 retweets wrongly linking him with the North Wales care home child abuse scandal, is the start of a process which will inevitably go a long way to moderate and regulate social networking sites like Twitter. Basically, Twitter is just another form of communication, but like all forms of communication sending emails, writing letters, chatting on the phone or in the supermarket checkout queue the problems start from those doing the communicating. Some are daft, some touchy, some downright nasty. And their messages can range from the highly perceptive to the totally boring. Twitter incorporates all that. Probably three-quarters of all tweets come under the three ‘B’s heading (bragging, boring or banal). The remainder may constitute biting wit, earnest discussion or just keeping in contact with people. In a world where, nowadays, many work from home, Twitter provides a way of reproducing the workplace banter that’s been lost over the years. And in an age when more and more people live

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A peer’s legal battle to end ‘trial by Twitter’ Breaking Views NORA JOHNSON Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To comment on any of the issues raised in Nora’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/ nora-johnson

alone, being able to interact via Twitter with likeminded individuals while all watching the same football match or TV reality show is in a way, I suppose, akin to recreating a sort of family life. It’s regrettable many live such isolated lives, but Twitter, Facebook and other social media undeniably do help make it a bit more bearable. Now, there’s nothing wrong with using any form of communication like Twitter. There is everything wrong, though, in

COMMUNICATION: We are all responsible for what we say or write. using it to libel, intimidate or bully. Twitter-users should give it some thought before they tweet or retweet. If the message is libellous and their tweet (or retweet) repeats the libel, then it’s still libel. We are all responsible for what we say or write. That includes the Twitterati. They can’t simply libel someone with impunity. Tweeting

is an act of publishing. Passing on chitchat or gossip over the garden fence is one thing, making unsubstantiated innuendos to thousands of followers is another. It’s time for Twits to grow up and take responsibility. They could always try phoning their workmates, or meeting them in the pub for a chat. More fun, less chance of being prosecuted.

They could even speak to somebody - you know - face-toface, perhaps even make *real* friends ….

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WONDER if Spain would be a far happier place without some of its daily newspapers? I am sure it would. Burying one’s head in the sand is probably not the answer, either. Browsing national frontpage news stories can be pretty depressing stuff. I recall a globetrotting adventurer remarking on what a relief it was to reach his home town. He found his newspaper’s main story was over a local bicycle thief. Yes,

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh www.michaelwalsh.es To comment on any of the issues raised in Mike’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com /columnists/mike-walsh

ignorance is bliss. Thank goodness for our lighter looks at local life; the better sides of human nature and a minimum of doom-saying.

The price of residency COME to think about it the only note of optimism is Spain’s property market. Its unpopular government is considering granting residency to encourage more Chinese and Russian property buyers. It is an indication of what our residency status is valued at. Maybe there will be less moaning as we jump through hoops to get ours.

I am peeved at the proposal’s exclusion of those buyers wishing to purchase property valued less than €160,000. This will draw interest away from the cheaper end of the market. When in the real estate trade I recall a client returning empty-handed. He had taken a viewing trip expecting the hard-sell but had learnt his lesson. Although he had £80,000 in his pocket there wasn’t a single resale available. Oh, those were the days, my friend

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French, and her personal favourite the Belgians. The latter are the ones from a country that doesn’t have a working government. Makes you wonder if we need one. Good news for some; even the banks are being cold-shouldered: stuff your mortgages; your threats and your evictions. Cash is king. It is said that 90 per cent of buyers on the Costa del Sol are non-Spanish.

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ACTUALLY there is some good news and for the Costas too. Homes are being sold at demolition prices. Brigitte Castaño is exuberant: “We’re starting to sell again.” Brigitte is a representative of real estate agent Remax at its Alicante office. The lady who knows is on a high when passionately enthusing about incoming buyers. These are mainly made up of Russians, Scandinavians,


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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Having problems with that new computer? Fallen foul of the new mobile phone? That wouldnʼt be surprising this week. As you are prone to mistakes and misunderstandings, try not to tackle anything vital. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and fresh air.

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avoid changing. Even having discussions about change can set your nerves jangling.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

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congratulations are in order. When you have made such an effort and are rewarded for it, the satisfaction level is high. .

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

This month, there is much to be celebrated. So much has happened in the latter part of the year. Certainly,

the mountainside vineyards of Germany, the baked red earth of Australia, and the shady verandahs of Niagara, as well as to scenic, offbeat locations in Southern Italy, the Mediterranean, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, all in search of the best value bottles the world has to offer.

seems to be a sticking point. Starting by taking away the things you really do not want is essential. Be practical and logical. This is not a time for sentiment or muddled thinking.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

The importance of making the right choices is clear to you. Where to begin

Although you have the feeling that younger members of the family are not interested in your point of view, this is far off the mark. They, in their inexperience, may not know how best to approach you in this regard.

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) The prospect of travel sets you thinking. Have you been spending too much time considering others? Should you take steps now to get time alone then these plans cannot be changed. This will save any discussions as to how or when.

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.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) With the best will in the world it is only possible to spend money once. We are all guilty of trying to get over this truth, but it never works. Have patience when looking to improve your possessions.

LEO (July 24 - August 23)

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Going over old ground is counterproductive. There is nothing to be gained from repeating methods that did not work in the past. If it is not possible to find a fresh approach then seek the opinions of others. You do not need experience of a situation to be able to come up with a useful idea.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Getting together with others to entertain is sure to be successful after the 26th. Before that there may be some irritations, particularly with people who refuse to be positive and make decisions. Those moving house or going on a journey need a lot of patience, and forward planning is essential.

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This is an important week for both your physical health and your mental wellbeing. Because of things beyond your control, you may have let your diet or exercise slip. Having sorted out any problems that side-tracked you, there is a need to be particularly strong.

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COLOUR SCHEMES 1. What name is given to the trophy for the ship making the fastest eastward sea crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a regular commercial voyage? 2. What was the name of the extreme left-wing terrorist organisation based in Italy, which from the early 1970s was responsible for carrying out kidnappings, murders, and acts of sabotage? 3. What name is shared by an ‘international insurance document for motorists’ and a ‘permit allowing a foreign national to live and work permanently in the US’? 4. In astronomy, what name is given to a small very dense star that is typically the size of a planet? It is formed when a lowmass star has exhausted all its central nuclear fuel and lost its outer layers as a planetary nebula. 5. What is the capital and largest city of the Northwest Territories in Canada, on the north shore of the Great Slave Lake? 6. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here were all hugely successful albums by which English psychedelic rock band? 7. What name was given to the independent Boer republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa? 8. What name was given to the great epidemic of a disease thought to be bubonic plague, which killed a large proportion of the population of Europe in the mid 14th century? 9. By what nickname was the American boxer, born Joseph Louis Barrow, usually known as? He was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949, defending his title 25 times during that period? 10. Originally applied to Cardinal Richelieu’s private secretary and alter ego Père Joseph, what nickname is often given to someone exercising power in the background?

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 1 Peer so aroused to state of quiet restfulness (6) 4 Misquote for headgear (5) 8 Actor David as the leader of Argonauts (5) 9 Admire Isolde, I find (7) 10 New campaign, not one for staying outdoors (7) 11 A pair in a Tokyo kebab shop (4) 12 May cooked sweet potato (3) 14 Firearms being returned, we are feeling very cosy and secure (4) 15 ʻMorning Britainʼ, cry from pulpit (4) 18 Go after sheltered fool (3) 21 Blow pipe you hear very loud (4) 23 Light metal ignited him outside the university (7) 25 Beat writer first with an old club (7) 26 Rocking stone along for a change (5) 27 Minor modification to raw edge in hard wood (5) 28 Sailors at American birthplace of Saint Paul (6) Down 1 Throw away badly written Crete journal (6) 2 Man of letters who calls regularly (7) 3 Sea god in accommodation in California (3,5) 4 Strode in during introduction (4) 5 Go round capital (5) 6 View allowed through this? (6)

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Across 1 By way of (3) 3 Confess (5) 6 Peaked hat (3) 8 Innate (7) 9 Mournful song (5) 10 Blockade (5) 11 Going on foot (7) 12 Half-asleep (6) 14 Brief trip (6) 17 City in southern Spain (7) 19 Reddish brown (5) 21 Slow speech pattern (5) 22 Get rid of (7) 23 Timid (3) 24 Avoid (5)

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Ghosts (9) 8 Fall (accident) (5) 9 Pork (5) 10 Mares (4) 11 Eight (4) 15 Sand (5) 17 Después de (tras un hecho concreto) (5) 18 Forward (in position) (9)

Co d e B r e a ke r 7 Miserly cocktail of my gin (5) 13 A man at the cash register with a Spanish scarf (8) 16 Joins brides with groomsʼ capital (7) 17 Backbone by Tory leader - itʼs played on (6)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS 25 Failure (3) Down 1 Planet (5) 2 Style of design popular in the 1920s and 1930s (3,4) 3 Concur (5) 4 African country (6) 5 Young child (7) 6 Welsh breed of dog (5) 7 Promised (7) 12 Deciphers (7) 13 Ruined (7) 15 Practical (7) 16 Risk (6) 18 Prepared (5) 19 Range (5) 20 Small bug (5)

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 18 represents M and 20 represents Q, so fill in M every time the figure 18 appears and Q every time the figure 20 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.

19 French Apostle has a stroke of luck (5) 20 Compensation for a thousand goals (6) 22 Make-up brief work out (5) 24 Single out the digging tool (4)

CRYPTIC - Across: 7 Regime, 8 Alison, 9 Bali, 10 Clincher, 11 Destine, 13 House, 15 Latex, 17 Pale ale, 20 Catch out, 21 Aery, 22 Miners, 23 Agaric. .Down: 1 Beware, 2 Kiwi, 3 De-icing, 4 Tacit, 5 Disclose, 6 Loners, 12 Trencher, 14 Partial, 16 Arabic, 18 Larkin, 19 Holst, 21 Alas. QUICK - Across: 1 Cheap, 4 Uses, 9 Arrange, 10 Eject, 11 Rue, 12 Egypt, 14 Patio, 15 Axial, 16 Fail, 18 Easy, 20 Kiwis, 22 Osaka, 23 Swede, 25 Tie, 26 Sushi, 27 Ensnare, 29 Shed, 30 Dregs. Down: 1 Chapel, 2 Early, 3 Pan, 5 Sleepless, 6 Sleuths, 7 Ferris wheel, 8 Stoop, 13 Talkative, 17 Amasses, 19 Boast, 21 Defers, 24 Evade, 28 Sad. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Cola, 3 Peach, 6 Lobos, 8 Garza, 10 Oil, 11 Again, 12 Amiga, 13 Ron, 14 Shine, 15 Dueño, 16 Snore, 17 Boca. Down: 1 Collars, 2 Librarian, 4 England, 5 Carnicero, 7 Sonreir, 9 Amapola.

1. Unscramble the name of a popular Italian dish (two words): ABOLISHING POET’S GATE 2. Unscramble the name of a famous British Olympian: NICE JEANS SIS

Down 2 Friend (f) (5) 3 Equipo (4) 4 Enfermo (4) 5 Aire (3) 6 To put to bed (7) 7 Colores (7) 12 To quote (5) 13 Tin can (4) 14 Último (final) (4) 16 Ojo (3)

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Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 sixletter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (WAITER) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

ABASES ANGLES ASLEEP ASSERT BUGLES CREASE DESERT

Quote If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton (1946- ) American singersongwriter, actress, author and philanthropist.

METRES MILLET RAILED RIDDLE SEEING SHINES SNARLS

TESTED THEIRS TRADES WAITER(10) WEARER

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Assert, 2 Senses, 3 Priest, 4 Gander, 5 Asters, 6 Design, 7 Header, 8 Tested, 9 Feared, 10 Hedges, 11 Darted, 12 Barest, 13 Singer, 14 Dreams, 15 Stench, 16 Avoids, 17 Thumbs, 18 Placid, 19 Thanks

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Hair today, gone tomorrow…? H

AVE you noticed how many Tom Selleck doppelgängers there seem to be of late - in the last few weeks to be precise? If you look carefully, even some British Airways, Qantas and Virgin airplanes have a Charles Bronson look about them at the moment. No need to scour the pages of Vogue para Hombre for details of a new trend, or resort to a stick-on until you can sprout one of your own. It is, of course, ‘Movember’ - a portmanteau word from moustache and November - the month so-called ‘Mo Bros’ have to complete their hirsute task. The term was coined in Australia in 2004 to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer as well as other health issues for men. It has since snowballed into a global phenomenon raising $174 million to spread the word of preventing unnecessary deaths by early detection of cancer through annual check-ups and adopting a healthy lifestyle. It is a well-known fact that women are far quicker off the mark in consulting a MOUSTACHES: Not so popular in the 21st century.

Expat Strife Swedish-born Ulrica is a freelance journalist living in Mallorca with her family. Her debut novel $Expat Wives is available on Amazon and iBooks. To comment on any of the issues raised in Ulrica’s column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/ ulrica-marshall

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doctor than men - especially when the nether regions are concerned - so any effort to encourage them is laudable. It does make me wonder, though, why this once treasured piece of pogonotrophy is so rare once our brothers, husbands and fathers have bee-lined it to the barbers or the bathroom sink come midnight on December 1? Back in the 70s, every bloke worth his testosterone donned a fine specimen of Fu Manchu (long, downward pointing ends) or Walrus (bushy, covering the lip) or other fine artistry. It was also a trademark for the Village People and once regarded as a gay calling sign. But today it is hard to think of many people in the public eye who cultivate a ‘tache’ - beards more so, three-day stubble or goatees quite frequently, but the upper lip seems to be a relatively hair-free zone in the 21st century.

This is a sad fate to befall a style that can be traced back to 300 BC, with the portrait of an otherwise shaved Iranian horseman. But with ardent followers like Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, it is perhaps no surprise that it has largely fallen out of favour over time. Less so, perhaps, here in Spain where men seem to favour ‘more is more’ when it comes to hair in general. In the Western world - in contrast with some Arab cultures where it is associated with power - women shun prospective partners with a moustache. According to a survey by an online dating website, Match.com, only 8 per cent of the fairer sex go for this prickly look. Until the tide of facial hair fashion turns again, all those with a secret yearning for some upper lip decoration, Movember is the perfect and noble excuse to channel your inner Salvador Dali (whose moustache was so distinguished it has its own category, the Dali). And if you are sold on the retro charms of the moustache, why not head for the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where the National Beard and Moustache Championships have just taken place with 340 whiskered competitors fighting it out across 18 categories and a total of 54 medals.

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HE Marbella Club Hotel has been a meeting place for royalty, the international jet set, aristocrats, business leaders, global celebrities and sports stars for decades. And for the last 50 years The Grill has played a major role in helping host thousands of the world’s wealthiest and most discerning diners as they have visited and frequently holidayed in the nation’s most famous beachside hotel. To mark The Grill’s own Golden Anniversary, the red carpet was rolled out once more to welcome a veritable Who’s Who of Marbella society and social circuit for a party night to remember the past, and to look ahead to an exciting future. Part of The Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, set amid exuberant garden and beach-side settings on the Golden Mile, The Grill has for 50 years been offering world famous classic cuisine and a selection of fine wines. Expanding over the decades from its early days as a restaurant without walls and just seven tables, it now provides the best of fine dining for almost 100 guests amid its famously romantic atmosphere. To celebrate the last five decades, with a part of each steeped in Marbella’s own history, the team from The Grill looked back through menus from the past and decided to turn the clock back for three special nights by offering four courses for €10, the equivalent price diners would have paid - in pesetas way back in 1962.

Menus changed each night, and featured classics including Escoffier Consommé, Cheese and Sweetcorn Soufflé, Flame-Grilled Fillet Steak with Mexican potatoes and Marbella Club’s signature dessert Chocolate Mousse. “It was wonderful to be able to give something back to our loyal customers who have kept the restaurant busy over the last 50 years,” said Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, John Thomson. “It also allowed newcomers to try The Grill


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for the first time, ensuring a bright future for the next 50 years!” On the final night, West End Star Shona White and Musical Director Christopher Hamilton gave a gala concert in the glamorous Champagne Room, performing classics from the best Broadway and West End musicals, and sprinkling some theatre magic onto the proceedings. Organising the Golden Anniversary celebrations and menus was clearly easier than day-to-day operations in the opening days of the restaurant, as Marbella Club Founding General Manager Count Rudolf von Schonburg - who was among anniversary guests -

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recalled. “Creating a fine dining restaurant featuring meat as the key point in Marbella was a real struggle,” said Count Rudi. “In the 1960s when we started The Grill we knew we would need excellent meat. We spoke to the local butcher but he couldn’t provide more than a few fillets of beef per day.” Count Rudi recalled that Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe - instigator of the Marbella Club within his former private estate - was staying at The Ritz in Madrid at the time. “So he asked The Ritz manager to introduce him to their butcher and managed to get them to send high

quality fillets of beef from Madrid every day using one of the few planes which arrived at Malaga,” he said, adding: “This was the only way we could find the right quality of meat to give to our guests.” Once top quality meat was sourced a chef needed to be found to do justice to the meat. “Prince Alfonso discovered an amazing Argentinian Grill Chef who prepared the best churrasco he had ever tasted. He hired him on the spot and he came to Marbella the following week,” recalled the count. This legacy is continued through his son, who is now the Grill Chef.


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JAZZED UP: Various performances will take place during weekdays.

International Christmas Fair December 1 – 16 GERMAN roast pork and beers, hot mulled wine Glogg from Denmark, Swedish Gingerbread, typical Christmas handcrafts…. are some of the delicacies and products that you can find at the International Christmas Fair from 12 noon to 8pm. Giant tent and stands The Foreigners Department of the Mijas Town Hall is organising an

International Christmas Fair from December 1-16 in a giant tent set up in the main Boulevard of La Cala, Mijas Costa. There will be stands selling typical Christmas products, food and drinks from different countries. Street parade To inaugurate the event there will be a spectacular street parade with Classic Cars on December 1 at 12 noon through the main Boulevard of La Cala, Mijas Costa. Performances Throughout the event there will be Christmas performances: During the weekdays there will be Christmas Jazz from 2pm to 4pm and during the weekends and holidays, 1964, 1966 . A case of there will be international Castillo Ygay Reserva choirs, typical Spanish Especial from 1925 is Pastorales with their estimated to sell for colourful ribboned £3,000 – £3,600 (€3,700 instruments and - €4,400). costumes (not to be Richard Harvey, missed) and dance, International Director of singing and theatre Bonhams Wine departacademies offering ment said “Our December Christmas performances. Fine and Rare Wine sale Children’s follows on the heels of a workshops successful sale in Hong Scandinavian Children’s Kong.” Workshops will be carried out, where children can decorate Swedish ginger cookies, or make Danish style Christmas cards as well as Christmas decorations. Father Christmas and the Three Kings will also be visiting the event to the delight of all the little ones, handing out chocolate lollipops!

London rare wine sale BONHAMS Fine and Rare Wine Sale on December 6 will feature some of Spain’s finest wines, from 1925 to 1982. The auction in London will incorporate rare Riojas comprising of Castillo Ygay 1925, Marques de Riscal 1946, 1950, 1964 and 1982, Viña Tondonia 1961, 1964 and 1970 as well as Vega Sicilia from 1953,

CASTILLO YGAY: On auction at Bonhams.

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Mayan legacy: Has ‘end of the world’ riddle been explained? L

ET me think now. How many shopping days left until Christmas? How many days left until the end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar? Umm, looks like I really don’t have to go shopping! Well, the entire Mayan story has been a hoax perpetrated amongst people who just don’t read or, better said, research. If the Maya could have predicted the future, why couldn’t they have forecast their own demise and ruin some 2,000 years ago? Not a good betting record. Of all the enigmatic civilisations to be studied the Maya are the most recent and almost daily new findings are altering what was once understood. Besides inventing the ‘zero’ and therefore formulating mathematical progressions of infinite under-standing, probably the most interesting pillar of their belief system was the absolute reliance upon events recurring cyclically.

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Mayan calendar. Chichen Itza Pyramid. A progression of cycles Those born on a certain day were destined to become carpenters and others on a different day inherited their future vocations and living style. Life was an inescapable progression of cycles affirmed by the heavens and lived out on the lands. The Mayan historical myths coincided with their dates established approximately 3,113BC with the present spin ending its age cycle on December 21 of 2012. To even suggest an ‘end date’ is preposterous, to say the least. But, the ‘end date’ did serve to shed importance on closing one chapter and moving on to the next. Change could occur - just not too quickly. Modern historical analysis of these gifted and perplexing people has attributed to them more powers and aptitudes than they ever aspired to attain. Yet, this fallacy is easily generated by the discoveries and understandings that they did achieve. For instance, they obtained an extraordinary perception of the stars and with their advanced mathematics could calculate not only rotations of the other planets around the sun, but also detected the ‘wobble’ in the Earth’s own rotation, which had confused modern-day scientists for generations.

Time travellers to distant galaxies The Mayan world was ruled by greatly adorned kings and priestly scribes. Stone monuments littered the landscapes of Guatemala and lowland Mexico with each new discovery supposedly shedding more light on their unique esoteric wisdom. Yet, now that enough time has passed to interpret some of the strange hieroglyphs, it is being realised that these people were indeed time travellers into the distant galaxies without the use of any technological apparatus to assist them. One of their greatest accomplishments being the human visual and cognitive understanding of the universe. Once every 26,000 years Of the hundreds of scholars presuming to make a name for themselves is one rogue savant and spiritualist by the name of John Major Jenkins, who has drawn deeply from historical documentation and his many years’ living experiences with the Maya. On that very special date of December 21, 2012, the equinox of our Earth’s wobble comes directly into alignment with the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. An incident that occurs over some 26,000 years but happens on that day. It’s an astrological thing and over the course of the Earth’s existence has

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occurred a few times but without historical reference it’s just simpler to state it’s an ‘end date’ rather than the beginning of something altogether ‘new’. Now, this date and galactic alignment situation was known to the Vedic scholars of India, the Sumerians, Egyptians, the Greeks and others, all alluding to something special happening more in the line of a spiritual awakening. Wonderful scholars and eminent minds have theorised concerning this date for years. “These writers pioneered the resurrection of the Primordial Tradition (Perennial philosophy). This school of thought reflects that the current cycle of history has run its course and is ending amid a proliferation of inverted spiritual values and rampant materialism.” (Jenkins) A simpler existence In short, our soul is yearning for something more; less complicated than our current lifestyles. We need a new beginning; a different emphasis. What better way than to close one chapter and start another? Now, get out there and get that shopping done, and this time with special care and understanding. It is not just a package you’re giving but a unique gift that is part of you.


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ITH winter fast approaching do you wake up in the morning a bit stiff and achy? Do you have pain in your joints, knee pain or back problems? Are you thinking about a hip replacement? Do you put this down to growing old or just ‘one of those things’? Are you aware that at last, something can be done without the need for surgery or drugs? No? The adult human skeleton is made up of 206 bones and to help these bones move smoothly and pain-free, you have or should have cartilage. Cartilage stops bone rubbing on bone and enables you to do anything that requires movement. It has no nerve endings and does not feel pain but what does cause pain are bones rubbing together and the inflammation this causes. Without cartilage or with limited cartilage, you will at best feel stiff or sore and, at worse, you will be totally immobilised by pain.

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Stop joint pain BODY SCAN: Magnetic Resonance Imaging. cartilage and although success is being seen, www.thebodyworksclinic.com unfortunately this provides Cartilage basically stops operative risk, pain and growing at around 35 years requires lengthy of age and then it simply rehabilitation. Fortunately, wears away. The less there is now a non-surgical cartilage you have, the method. Magnetic more pain you will suffer. Resonance Therapy (MRT) The usual outcome is has been developed. More arthritis. than 150,000 patients have It was previously thought shown that MRT can help that nothing could be done the body regenerate to halt cartilage loss and cartilage, reduce bone that cartilage can’t regrow. inflammation, reduce There are now surgical swelling and dramatically options to regenerate reduce or eliminate pain.

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There is now a drug free and a surgery free alternative to knee and back problems, to arthritis of the joints, to ligament or tendon problems and to spinal disc problems by treating the cause, not the outcome. Find out more by contacting Estelle Mitchell, Biomechanical and Musculoskeletal Specialist and your Consultant English Chartered Physiotherapist on 952 883 151 or visit www.TheBodyworksClinic. com.


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Sponges: A germ haven THE average kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. The news may shock some cleanliness freaks, but the sponge is one of the dirtiest places in the home and experts have even linked the germs found on sponges, cloths and chopping boards, with bacteria that can cause paralysis. A study which swabbed and tested various

household items found that there are around 10 million bacteria per square inch on a kitchen sponge and a million per square inch on a dishcloth. All cloths, sponges and towels should be washed above 60Âş Celsius to kill germs or they should be disinfected regularly. Better still, use disposable cleaning wipes, said the Health Council study.

Liver disease in UK increasing THE number of people suffering from liver disease across Europe is falling, but cases in the UK are rising. Health experts say obesity, undiagnosed

hepatitis infections and alcohol use are among the causes for the increase of disease across Britain. Between 2000 and 2009, deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in the under 65s increased by around 20 per cent while falling by the same amount in most EU countries. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies said local health authorities need to prioritise preventing, identifying and treating liver disease.

KITCHEN SPONGE: Dirtier than a toilet seat.


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Demand for gold is set to rise in 2013 AS the global economy continues to struggle, gold looks like it will be in even greater demand in the New Year. Increasing demand from banks and the Asian markets (particularly China), set against restricted supply due to rising costs and production constraints, suggest that gold prices will continue to rise, possibly reaching 2,000$ /oz (Reuters). It will be a struggle to keep up with demand if central banks continue to buy more than they are selling, which is welcome news for those relying on gold assets as security against loans or as a saleable item. Selling of precious metal jewellery or using it as collateral has been the preferred method of raising funds, quickly, easily and discreetly for many years. Today businesses providing this service are completely regulated. It isn’t just a matter of picking a price out of the air, they need to have their finger on the pulse of market trends and daily price fluctuations. Keeping a close eye on the gold markets, Hola Credito, a fully certified short term asset backed lender based in Marbella, has announced that they will be paying the best daily gold rates on the Costa del Sol. Originally it set up as an online pawn business, providing the best value short term loans possible for clients living in Spain. As a fully security certified company, Hola Credito has now opened a new office, where clients can either apply online, by telephone or arrange to visit the

PRECIOUS: Gold can be used as security. office in person to discuss their loan requirements, deliver assets and even collect the loan in person. Director and founder, James Peat, says, “Hola Credito operates with the lowest possible overheads in order to keep costs low, so that we can pass on the savings to our clients in the form of the best gold prices and low interest rates. “All valuations are carried out by

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The Wheat is the place to be By Bryan Rand LAST Sunday saw the launch of ‘Shakedown Sundays’ at The Wheat in Torrenueva. I’m not quite sure where the term ‘Shakedown Sundays’ comes from, but over 100 people attended this great Sunday afternoon event. A traditional Sunday Roast was served with a choice of starters and desserts and at three o’clock the live entertainment started. On the bill were the fantastic duo Masquerade and the tribute group The Four Tops. The music from both these acts generated a perfect party atmosphere and many of the guests took advantage of the dance area to strut their stuff. The live entertainment continued throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The Wheat is an attractive venue located just off the N340 close to La Cala and is open from 9.30am seven days a week. It has an attractive terrace and a bar area for non-diners. The bar and restaurant are decorated in an unusual style and lend

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themselves perfectly to live music events. The Wheat plans to hold its Sunday party on a regular basis and for this week has booked the popular band Monkey Tennis to appear. Sharing the bill is the fabulous soul and Motown vocalist Mr Maph. The entertainment starts at 3pm and Sunday Roast will be served from 2pm until 6pm and if last week was anything to go by reservations are advisable. This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, in good company with great food and attentive service. The Wheat also offers traditional fish, chips and mushy peas this Friday evening with live entertainment provided by a new vocalist to the coast, Zee Jay Bee. She will also be appearing on Saturday evening when the full a la carte menu will be available. With easy parking, great food and great entertainment the Wheat is the place to be. Reservations on 952 492 071. The Wheat Torre Nueva, Mijas Costa


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Da Bruno, a gastronomy landmark on the coast THE Da Bruno Foodservice Group has been part of the Costa del Sol for 18 years now. During this time, they have become a landmark in their field with five restaurants. Their many customers coming every year are always served with special dedication. Some of them are residents living in Marbella and the Costa del Sol, others are here on holiday, but Da Bruno is very proud to say they all come back to their restaurants. “We have shared so many special moments with them and they have the nicest memories from visiting Da Bruno. Both for me and Giuseppina, it is really a pleasure to share this

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with customers,” Da Bruno owner Bruno Filippone says. “Those are the things that really make us happy and help us excel ourselves every day with will and excitement. We are extremely satisfied to see families and friends enjoy a great time in our company,” he adds.

Da Bruno keeps innovating. Their aim is to provide the best service and their speciality is satisfying customers. With the winter season around the corner, it is time for celebration and having a ball with family and friends. All restaurants in the Da Bruno chain share the

same values. They are a big family with one goal, which is to provide the best service with the best quality. For Bruno, his wife Giuseppina, their son Giancarlo and their daughter Marcella, a good restaurant is much more than great cuisine, it has to put the ‘service’ in Foodservice. So, in order to provide the best service, the Filippone family personally monitor every restaurant, looking for customers’ full satisfaction. The first restaurant in the Da Bruno Foodservice Group was opened back in 1994 in Marbella, called Pasta Da Bruno. After great success by the Filippone, they opened Da Bruno A Casa (1999), Da Bruno A Cabopino (2001), Da Bruno Sul Mare (2002), Da Bruno a San Pedro (2005) and Da Bruno a Cabopino Take Away y Delicatessen, in 2008.

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CHORUS: The wholehearted choir.

Choral graces for the winter COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Costa del Sol are delighted to welcome back Hungarian Soprano Alinka Kozari. She will be joined by trumpeter Angel San Bartolome, performing

on December 16 in La Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Fuengirola at 8pm, and on December 18 in La Iglesia de la Encarnacion in Marbella at 9pm.


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A.I.D. Xmas fundraiser

THE A.I.D Christmas fundraiser will take place on Friday December 14 at Restaurant Carolina, where The Occasional

Productions Society (T.O.P.S) will be performing. Tickets include a three course meal and are available from the A.I.D shop in Alhaurin el Grande. This follows the dinner dance at Restaurant Carolina, where entertainment provided by Southern Impact helped raise â‚Ź300 for The Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses. Also, those interested in being part of the T.O.P.S Murder Mystery dinner show in March, call 951 206 103.


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Conservative abroad lunch CONSERVATIVES Abroad are holding their Christmas lunch on Friday

December 7 at Tamisa Golf in Fuengirola. More information: 951 978 007.

CREATIVE: Christmas baubles made from recycled plastic bottles

Recycling cast-offs into creations TERESA MOORE turns unwanted objects into fashionable items, and is part of the Arts and Crafts Association in Gibraltar. As well as making and selling her own work, she and Rose Senna run children’s workshops at the Arts and Crafts Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.45pm to 5.15pm. More information: (00350) 5400 6059.

Walking for PAD RAINED off PAD Sponsored Walk will now take place on Sunday. People interested should register at 10.15am in the car park at the Castle Solhail in Fuengirola. There will be no Open day. More information: 658 351 642.


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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: Raising funds for the needy.

A party roar LA CALA Lions club will host its Christmas Party at Mijas Playa restaurant on Saturday December 8. Tickets available from the charity shop, or on 677 059 061. This follows their recent annual ‘Spirit of Christmas’ Fayre held at the Tamisa Golf hotel, proceeds from which will be donated to DebraSpain, the Butterfly Children’s charity.

Disney concert on the rock FOLLOWING a series of Les Miserables concerts, the production management have formed The Music Theatre

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Festive cheer evening ANIMALS in Distress (A.I.D) are holding an evening of festive cheer to raise money for animals in need. The event on Friday December 14 at 7.30pm will take place at Carolina Restaurant in Alhaurin el Grande, and entertainment will be provided by The Occasional Production Society (T.O.P.S) and The DJ Lee Jay Road Show. Tickets available from the A.I.D. shop in Alhaurin el Grande. More information: 626 942 427.

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Company and will perform Disney in Concert on December 7 and 8. More information: (00350) 5401 1460.


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Cutting down on five a day fruit and vegetables THE amount of fruit and vegetables we eat has dropped over the last two years. Consumers are shunning their ‘five a day’ in favour of cheaper, fatty foods that appear more filling. A hike in the price of food in the UK, up 32

per cent over five years, has resulted in low-income families having to stretch their budgets and buying more frozen and processed foods at the expense of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables.


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Sleeping birdy has sweet dreams BIRDS actually dream when they sleep. According to research conducted by the University of Chicago, USA, they dream about their songs, have dream rehearsals, and sing the same songs better the next day.

Playboy bunny DID you know that Hugh Hefner of Playboy Mansion fame has a species of rabbit named after him? The Sylvilagus palustris hefneri is an endangered species of rabbit that lives in Florida, USA, and is also known as the Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit.

Part of the family SEVENTY per cent of people sign their pet’s name on greetings cards and 58 per cent include their pets in family and holiday portraits, according to a survey carried out by the American Animal Hospital Association. Also, 80 per cent of people buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays. More than half of them sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.

Age is only a number IT has always been commonly believed that each year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven in human years. However, this isn’t exactly accurate, since the world’s oldest living dog on record made it to age 29, which would be 203 in human years! Calculate it like this; if a dog is a year old, it is the equivalent of 15 in human years, not seven as we always thought. When a dog reaches the age of two, he is already approximately 24 in human years. Then add four years to every year following. Similarly with cats, there isn’t a specific calculation. At one year of age, kitty is the equivalent of a 15-year-old human. At two years of age, your cat is equal to a 24-year-old human. For every year after that, add four.

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Passive smoking can harm your pet, too PASSIVE SMOKING is a real danger to cats and dogs, scientists have found. Second-hand, or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), is clearly associated with cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular disease in humans, but it also can affect our pets. Dr Timothy Fan, veterinary oncologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, USA, explains that although associations between ETS and diseases in animals have not been as extensively researched, a handful of studies show a correlation between ETS and certain forms of cancer in pets. A Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine study found a strong correlation between ETS and an oral cancer in cats.

Why mouth cancer? Since cats groom themselves quite diligently, cats in smoking households can lick up carcinogens that have been deposited on their fur. Daily grooming over a long period of time can expose the delicate skin in the mouth to hazardous amounts of carcinogens. The University of Massachusetts in Amherst also found that cats exposed to ETS have a slightly higher risk of developing malignant lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph nodes. Since

the lymph nodes filter the blood, inhaled or ingested carcinogens can build up in these structures. In dogs, ETS is significantly associated with nasal sinus cancer and weakly associated with lung cancer. A study at Colorado State found a higher incidence of nasal cavity tumours in dogs exposed to ETS than in dogs that live in nonsmoking households. This higher incidence was specifically found amongst long-nosed breed dogs such as Collies, and there was no significant increase in nasal tumours amongst short to medium-nosed dogs exposed to ETS. Dr Fan explains that longer-nosed dogs may have a higher incidence of ETS induced tumours because their nasal passages have a greater

surface area on which carcinogens may be deposited before reaching the lungs. As the human and animal bond becomes stronger we share more of our lives, our leisure time and our living space with our companion animals, and they become exposed to the same environmental hazards that we do. Many of our habits, including smoking, can affect our pets as they would affect any other member of our household. Designating a smoking area outside or in a separate room of the house may be a way to minimise ETS exposure for pets and other nonsmoking family members. For your local radio frequency log onto www.talkradioeurope. com.

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Feline lovelies FOUR-MONTH-OLD kittens, ginger Samson and Delilah and tabby Tiger, with mum Missy. Two of their brothers and sisters have already been rehomed, and can you blame them?

Mick Scarles, Javea TOO CUTE: A basinful of mischief. Submit fun pet pictures to petoftheweek@euroweeklynews.com, in as high a resolution as possible. Please include name of the pet, your full name, where you live and if relevant a couple of lines to explain the circumstances of the photo. Due to space restrictions not all submissions will be used.

Stepping out lightly CATS are the only domestic animals that walk directly on their claws, not on their paws. This method of walking is called ‘digitigrade’.

When cats scratch furniture, it isn’t an act of malice. They are actually tearing off the ragged edges of the sheaths of their talons to expose the new sharp

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What British buyers want A STUDY found out that British property investors look for a more diversified offer in Spain after the summer. An online survey based on nearly a thousand queries in British real estate websites thespanish brick.com and spanishreal-estate.co.uk revealed the following. Around 47 per cent of buyers looked for properties in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Out of these, 15 per cent were looking for homes owned by individuals (not state agencies) who are looking for an urgent purchaser. Twenty eight per cent of the queries were aimed at coastal properties for the summer season, while 10 per cent were looking in countryside areas not far away from the coast. The province of Cantabria was one of the regions fitting in this profile. From the remaining 15 per cent queries, 13 per cent were looking for information about mortgages and other

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•ADANA COFFEE MORNING, 11am in Plaza Manilva (Estepona): 952 800 975. •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.45 to 5pm. New players welcome. 645 684 756/951 081 984. •DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP 952 464 184. •BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY group meets at Marbella sangha in English at 8.30pm. Contact tonybillings@telitec.com or 952 852 190. •U3A Marbella COFFEE MORNING 11am. www.u3a.es or 622 670 158. •TRIPLE S SOCIETY – Sports and Social club - meets 12pm at Lauro Golf Clubhouse on the A404 between Alhaurin el Grande and de la Torre. Membership is free and money raised divided between Cudeca and SOS. Call 952 411 463. •PETANCA Arroyo de la Miel, 10am. Play opposite the library up the slope. €1, beginners welcome. 952 566 079.

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• XMAS BAZAR CLUB NARANJA Calahonda. Saturday 1st December. To book stall call 952 934 378 •MALAGA HASH HOUSE HARRIERS - a drinking club with a running problem - meet friendly people who enjoy running and walking in the Malaga countryside. www.malagahhh.com, robertand marisa@hotmail.com or 637 544 761. •CAR BOOT SALE at petrol station Europe on A357 between Cartama and Alora. • ALOHA COLLEGE Christmas Bazaar between 11am and 4pm at the school in El Angel, Nueva Andalucía. Santa’s grotto, bouncy castle, raffle. Entrance €2. 952 814 133.

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Church services •ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY OF ST ANDREW Services every Sunday 9.30am at Iglesia San Miguel Calahonda; 9.30am Capilla San Jose Benalmadena; 10.30am Cemetery Chapel Alhaurin el Grande, 11.30am St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches. 952 580 600 or www.standrews-cofespain.com. •ANGLICAN CHURCH Costa del Sol West: Holy Communion Sundays. 952 808 605. •ARK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Fuengirola - Evangelical family church Sundays 11am. 952 592 171. •CALAHONDA BAPTIST CHURCH: Calle San Jeronimo 1. Worship Sunday 11am with Sunday School. President Terry Webb 952 815 528. www.calahondabaptistchurch.com. •CALAHONDA CHURCH - Evangelical Christian Fellowship - Sundays 4.30pm. 952 588 160.

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www.calahondachurch.com •CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Service Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, Sundays 10.30am. 951 260 982. •BAPTIST CHURCH, Arroyo del la Miel: Sunday English Service 4pm, Conjunto Zodiaco, Edificio Aries, Calle Sagitario. Call 952 447 967. •ELIM FAMILY FELLOWSHIP Sunday service: 11am in Benalmadena Costa and 3.30pm in San Pedro de Alcantara. www.elimfamilyfellowship. 695 115 496. •EVANGELICAL CHURCH, Paseo Maritimo 77, Los Boliches. Sunday ‘Breaking of Bread’ at 2.45pm; worship and Bible teaching at 4pm. Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7.30pm. Call 952 460 728. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Fuen-

•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English IS NOW IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF Virgen del Carmen y Santa Fe at 5.30pm instead of St Andrews Chapel. Marbella Sunday 11am at Calvario Church. 951 153 340. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Arroyo de la Miel Parroquia de la Inmaculada, Plaza de la Estacion, with Father Joe Crawford, Saturdays 1pm. •THE WAY – Christian Counselling Ministry – Fuengirola. 634 369 414 or 663 708 224. •GLORYHOUSE International Christian Centre, La Nogalera, Torremolinos. Charity shop Monday-Saturday. Sunday service 11am. Tel 951 210 300 or 679 740 825 •ST JOSEPH’S CHAPEL, Las Rampas. Roman Catholic Mass held daily at 11am. Benediction on Thursdays and a Vigil Mass every Saturday at 7pm. Closed Saturday mornings.

•INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT with TIMS. Town Hall of La Cala. Reservations 952 589 010.

Lopez, Fuengirola. Computer scoring also Mon, Thurs and Sat. Contact 952 485 678 or ace.bridgeclub@yahoo.com.

Sunday

•ICE Coffee morning: www.siberme.com or 952 802 549. •PAD OPEN DAY first Sunday of month: 952 486 084. •SEPE CAR BOOT SALE, La Alqueria, last Sunday of month: 610 775 413. •TABLE-TENNIS CLUB, Benalmadena. Children welcome. Call 663 138 062 or drtfranklin kim32@yahoo.com. • CHRISTMAS FAIR St George’s Anglican Church, 12.30pm. Mince pies, jams and preserves and a raffle.

Monday

•ALANON – Help for family and friends of alcoholics – meets 8.30pm. 670 635 201. •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.45 to 5pm. New players welcome. 951 081 984 / 645 684 756. •COSTA BOOK CLUB, Hotel Tamisa, second Monday of month. 677 251 058. •ROYAL ANTEDELUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES Benalmadena Costa: 952 563 950. •WEL S H S O C I E T Y C O F F E E MORNINGS, 11am on last Monday of month at Bar Mediterranea, Avenida Gamonal in Arroyo

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.

Wednesday

SPANGLES: The group in action

SPANGLES Ladies’ Harmony Group will perform at Bacchus Christmas Fayre, El Oasis, Los Alcázares on Sunday at 1.30pm. de la Miel. Call Anne 622 922 207. •ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES España No 1 Lodge meet at Woodies/Peacock Bar, Avenida de Bonanza, Benalmadena at 7pm. Call 952 563 950. •THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, Benalmadena Branch meets at The Lounge, Avda Bonanza, Benalmadena Costa at 10.30 for 11am. Enquiries to 952 442 655. •ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION meets third Monday of each month at the Peacock Bar, Ave de Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel at 2pm.

Tuesday

•AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: El Zoco, Calahonda 11am-1pm – 655 903 182. www.agecarecosta.org. •AGE CONCERN Estepona and Manilva: 650 163 928 or

acesteponaymanilva@ageconcernespana.org. •BRIDGE CLUB Casaes: 655 459 576 or www.bridgeweb /casares.com. •COLMENAR DISTRICT SOCIAL CLUB: 951 163 071. •ESTEPONA FLORAL ART CLUB flower arranging demonstrations third Tuesday of month except July, August and December. 610 950 810. www. facebook.com/ esteponafloralartclub. •LUX MUNDI DUTCH LANGUAGE LIBRARY, Calle Nueva, Fuengirola open from 3pm-5pm. •MABS Cancer Support Group: 952 833 568. •MARBELLA HEALING CIRCLE fortnightly: www.marbellahealingcircle.com. •SOUTHERN SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, 5pm-6pm. 952 473 051. •ACE BRIDGE, 4pm at Pueblo

•COFFEE MORNING and Charity Shop every Wednesday 10.30 to 12.30 in St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches 952 580 600. •CHICAGO BRIDGE, Estepona – small friendly group – 4.30pm Age Concern drop-in centre. 952 780 243. •LIONS CLUB La Cala de Mijas: Second and fourth Wednesday of month. 952 494 323. •SEPE COFFEE MORNING, La Alqueria: 610 775 413. •THE ACHIEVERS TOAST-MASTERS CLUB, Nueva Andalucía: 646 533 112. •TORREMOLINOS & DISTRICT SOCIAL CLUB meets at ‘The Bailey’ off Plaza de la Independencia, Torremolinos. Call 952 386 172. •ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES are holding a horse tack sale on the first Wednesday of the month at the stables behind Miralmonte, phone Claire on 635 798 219 for more info. •PARASOL SINGERS, friendly amateur singing group, welcomes new members who can hold a tune. We rehearse Wednesday evenings between Sabinillas and Estepona. Call Mike on 692 558 041 or email parasol.singers@btinternet.com

Others

•AGE CARE ASSOCIATION drop-in centres various locations: 691 761 088 or www.agecarecosta.org. CHARITY SHOP, El Zoco, Calahonda, Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm, Thursday until 7pm, Saturday 10am until 2pm. •FUN PAELLA NIGHTS at The Yucatan, San Pedro, in aid of animal rescue: 15€ without drinks. Call 952 781 177 or info@animalcharter.com. •GAMES: Whist on Mondays, Dominoes on Thursdays, 2pm at Bar Calla Bella in La Cala Village. Proceeds to Mijas La Cala Lions Club and Cudeca. Call 633 748 558. •MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP The Ark Christian Fellowship, Fuengirola, Tuesday and Thursdays 11am. •NADFAS (National Decorative and Fine Arts Society) illustrated lectures: Second Monday of month, Salon Varietes Theatre, Fuengirola, 4.30pm; Second Tuesday of month, Danish Club. 952 382 713 or www.nadfascostadelsol.org. •THE GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB Los Boliches raise funds for CUDECA: 952 494 730. •THE INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CLUB welcomes new players of good club standard or higher. Play every Thursday and Sunday, no membership fees. Call Barry for further details on 952 373 813 mornings. •THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION meets throughout the week, various locations. www.britishlegion.org.uk/ counties/spain-south/branches. • ESTEPONA, Casares and Manilva Jewish Social Club meet regularly for various social events etc. Contact gerrycee@yahoo.co.uk or esteponajcom@btinternet.com. •DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S plans for a support/advice group. Contact remembertheperson@ymail.com •FREETHINKERS GROUP: Informal get-togethers for humanists, rationalists, secularists, atheists, agnostics and sceptics to exchange views and ideas and have social outings with like-minded people. Email costadelsolfreethinkers@gmail.com.

Coming Up

•CHRISTMAS FAIR St George’s Anglican Church. Sunday December 2 at 12.30pm. •ST ANTHONY’S COLLEGE Christmas Fayre Wednesday December 5 from 2pm.

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BOATS | CARS | JOBS | SERVICES | PETS | BIKES | FURNITURE | PROPERTY | MOTORING | FOR SALE Accountants UK CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT providing tax and accounting advisory service. Emergency UK tax returns also handled. Full translation service offered. Call Jonathan Porter FCA on 678 451 788 or email jonathanp@aims.co.uk. (204405)

Air Conditioning FAIRPRICE Air Conditioning, Installations and Re-gassing. Tel: Jim 652 023 012 (203046) T1 AIRFLOW Air conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully guaranteed installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (203104) AIR CONDITIONING repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 (203104) AIR CONDITIONING heating installation, servicing, repairs and regassing, 24/7. Prompt reliable service 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (204246)

Airport TRANSFERS FLYING to Stanstead or London Southend? For pre-booked (legal) taxi, ring or text (0044) 7440 629947 or email ed.drive@yahoo.com. Safe and sound to any destination, any time (200841)

Antiques WANTED! All types of antiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition, immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony´s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Silver fox furs wanted, see main advert on page 27. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel 952 588 795 (85364)

Architects PROJECTS, constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licenses & legalizations. chedacoarq@hotmail.com 680 700 430 (204223)

Art TIFFANY, FUSING & ENGRAVING, LUXURY ART WORKS. Customised according to your needs and ideas. Free Estimate! 647 874 547 (95493) ARTISTIC PAINTING. All techniques: Oil, aquarel, pastel … Custom portraits on demand. 647 874 547 (95493)

HAND MADE Artistic Cards. Customised according to your needs and ideas. Free Estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)

Boats

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Awnings ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Please see our main ad on page 99. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadeslacala@hot mail.com (101730)

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

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CAR HIRE. Exeter Airport from £80 week. 0044 1803 312 253 / 0044 7880 921 421 lowcostdrivehire@hotmail.co.uk

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

EXPRESS Toldos. Any colour. Any size. Choice of patterns. Roller shutters supplied and fitted. Urbanizations catered for. Express ordering. Express delivery. Express fitting. expresstoldos1mail.com 952 485 261 or 617 065 636 (202559)

PLASTERING, RENDERING, Water damage. Tradesman, over 20 year’s experience, references available. Call: 618 776 864 (100417)

Bath Repairs BATHOLOGIST. Specialist in repairing chipped baths or refurbishing old / worn baths. No mess or disruption. 678 808 837 (101382)

UPHOLSTERY for boat cushions in fabric and leather, boat cover for sailing and motor boats. www.iris seegert.com phone 647 764 426 (204415)

Bespoke Clothing

Books

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN’S suits to measure. Be measured in the comfort of your own home or office by a qualified English tailor. Linen suits a speciality. Phone 634 378 085 for the travelling tailor to call. (204860)

Jim’s home improvements. bathrooms / kitchen reforms, repairs, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling, maintenance. Give us a call no job too small. 692 207 799 / 645 559 423 (204228) CONCRETE Ozbuild specialist imprinted concrete. Reseals, brickwork, tiling, plastering, screeding. 10 years coast/campo. Competitive prices, quality finish. 952 426 074 / 606 745 920 www.ozbuildspain. com Quote EWN when calling (200763) SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www.swinglescasas. webs.com for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (88621)

Blinds GET PUBLISHED on Amazon.com and other e-book websites from as little as £250 for a 50,000 word book. Contact Angela@euro peaxess.com (100158)

Building Services

SOLAR BLINDS SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal for large glazed areas to reflect heat / glare and stop furniture fading and still keep the view. SAVE HEAT IN THE WINTER TOO improve your living environment. Solarblinds. es@gmail.com Tel Ian 644 546 176 (204325)

Get your free classifieds here! 952 561 245 EWN

BUSINESS FOR SALE! Beachside, hotel (Bed & Breakfast) 9 Bed and staff apartment, reduced for quick sale. Call 952 774 945 / 607 511 512 (203021)

PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving, suspended ceilings. Fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (96789)

BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtains, vast choice. All areas covered! Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (200855)

ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / aceof shadeslacala @hotmail.com (101730)

CAR HIRE long term from €300 / month. Short term from €70 / week. Delivery & airport service, call 607 334 610

L.G.S CONSTRUCTION. All building work undertaken. New builds, extensions, reforms, driveways, slabbing, brickwork, internal & external tiling. Ground works & concrete specialists. All work guaranteed. For a free quote. Tel: 699 049 296 lightgaugesystems1@gmail.com PROFESSIONAL Building Services. All aspects of work undertaken. Fast, reliable service. References available. 952 492 681 / 606 143 829 (204485)

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

PLASTERING

MIKANN BUILDING SERVICES. Extensions, kitchen/bathroom reforms. All maintenance/repairs. Carpentry, decking. Phone Mike on 605 269 066 Estepona area (93472)

PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving, suspended ceilings. Fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (96789) PLASTERING, RENDERING, Water damage. Tradesman, over 20 year’s experience, references available. Call: 618 776 864 (100417)

VEGETARIAN Restaurant for rent in Torremolinos, 13 years, regular clients. Tel: 646 316 388 (203187)

Buy & Sell POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts. Tel: 666 933 726 www.spainpool.com (201992) CD’s, DVD’s, collections, large or small., TC will buy them all. Tel. 652 072 600 SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new / second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 www.superpoolspain.com (203772)

Caravans PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats - Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. www.eurodog.es / info@eurodog.es 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (88614) TIMBER Building SL has been a leader in a prefabricated market for the last 28 years with more than 5,500 happy customers. Ring for wooden houses, garden sheds, pergolas, reforms. 666 819 689

Car Transport RECOVERY SERVICE car / light plant transported, cars disposed of with official destruction certificate, fully insured. 600 868 056 (203856) www.cartransportunique.com, Spain UK Spain, car transport, best rates, call 664 600 806, www.cartransportunique.com

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

CASAS MOVILES EUROPA has an experience in the mobile home trade, all over Europe for the last 25 years. You can put your trust in us! Ring Jane now on 952 119 053 (204408)

IRISH CARPENTER. Doors, decking, kitchens, bathrooms, all aspects. Established 2002. 952 196 457, 696 064 019. www.complete-carpentry.com (200837)

Car Hire

Catering

BOOK your Gibraltar/La Linea car hire online at www.brunoscar.com. Malaga and Gibraltar car hire with inclusive rates. Also cheap airport parking, Malaga. 952 891 415

PRIVATE Chef Service. Hire your own chef for that special occasion. Gift vouchers available. 637 802 743. www.cookingholi dayspain.com (204493)

Price per word: 0,42€ + IVA minimum 15 words - Discount: Book 10 weeks, get 2 weeks free - Deadline: 4pm Mondays Contact: Phone (0034) 952 561 245 • Fax (0034) 952 440 887 • email classifieds@euroweeklynews.com • www.euroweeklynews.com


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Chimney Services APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (95283) PROFESSIONAL chimney sweeping services, all areas covered. Call 654 184 242 or 607 441 959 (204943)

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

Classes

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BE CLEAN SWEEP S.C Property Management and Cleaning Company. Honest and reliable. Call 635 152 313 or 630 614 412 (200804)

Drainage

Gates Computers

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

COSTASYS computer support and maintenance. Home and office visits. Support Contracts, ADSL, Wireless, Antivirus, Networks, PC Repairs, Hardware and Software. www.costasys.com or call Steven 622 253 592 (89638) T1

FIND LOVE IN THE SUN www.iwant2meetyou.com. Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (204448)

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

WINTER MED CRUISES - 7 days for less than £300! www.cruisesfrom malaga.co.uk (204950)

Curtains

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (86049) CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382)

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

Damp Proofing

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

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

TOTAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS. PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED CLEANING SERVICES FROM HOUSE CLEANS, CHANGEOVERS TO FULL COMMERCIAL CLEAN, INCLUDING BAR AND RESTAURANT KITCHENS. CALL 633 061 607 / 659 945 915 (CHRISTMAS) Present: get your oven cleaned by a professional, so you can tase the food you cook. From 35€. 632 569 282 ovencleaningcostadelsol.com (98222) WINDOW Cleaning - professional, established 12 years. friendly, reliable service. Call Mike 670 765 742 (99341) L & B CLEANING services, no job too small, professional ladies. Tel 645 561 716 (204204) PROFESSIONAL cleaner / House keeper. Tel 633 461 951 (204205)

ELECTRICAL installation and repairs. All work guaranteed. 10 yrs on coast. Tel James 652 023 012 (203046)

SECOND HAND TOMS. In San Pedro. Furniture bought and sold. House clearances. Best prices paid. Tel: 951 136 531 / 615 404 405

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

ALL styles of furniture designed and made to measure,built-in or freestanding. Residential/Commercial. Portfolio available. 635 878 116 stuart_macg @hotmail.com (204127)

Garage Doors

Entertainment PARTYTIME KARAOKE. Karaoke, disco, top cabaret artist, affordable entertainment, for your bar, restaurant or private party www.party timekaraoke.moonfruit.com Tel: 699 767 451 (85885)

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

ROOFS, WALLS, BASEMENTS. Without Damp nor Leaks. Your Local Specialists in Damp Proofing. Free Estimate! 690 049 011 DAMP Problem!! Sourced and cured by master builder, longest established damp company on the coast. Call Ed 693 859 894 (200930)

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

MARBLE FLOOR (2.50€/m2) WHY PAY MORE. WE CLEAN, CRYSTALLISE THEN POLISH TO HIGH GLOSS NON SLIP. PROFESSIONAL FAST SERVICE. COVER ALL COSTA DEL SOL. 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. TEL: 671 244 683 (95517) T1 MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am - 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578 Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (203047) TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (203825)

FUMIGATION. LOCAL EXPERTS for all kinds of pests. General garden care. Free quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1 TREE SURGEONS No tree too tall, removal of dead palm trees and limbs, eco gardening, mulch and manure fertilizer, palm pruning. 686 948 552 / 661 129 146 www.top-jardin.com (204796) PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 Andrew@garden-professionals.com (203055)

Genealogy LET ME TRACE your family tree, go back three generations, learn about your family history, find missing relatives, UK and Europe. References available. Russell 665 016 374 (203820)

Guttering GUTTERING INSTALLED divert water away from your patio. Free Estimates Call GutterGo! 652 023 012 (203046) T1

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

Health & Beauty

PRIVATE Villas & Communities. Cleaning, gardening, fumigation, pruning, irrigation systems and much more … Free estimate! 951 088 826 (95493) GARDENER. Trees, hedges, palms pruned, lawns, fencing, strimming, garden tidied, maintenance. Steve 952 485 941 / 616 669 285 / 654 320 567 (203855)

Floor Polishing

CONEJO CLEANING. All types including regular rentals and holiday lets. Most areas. 20 yrs on the coast. Wendy 635 630 370 / 952 964 407. See website for out of season specials!! www.conejo cleaning.com (204417)

PROFESSIONAL GARDEN CARE. All inclusive. Cleaning, pruning, fumigation and much more … 647 874 547 (95493) T1 39€ / PALM PRUNING!!! General Tree Care. Dead Tree Removal. Free Quotes! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

Electricians Cruises

EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. Stainless steel specialists. 952 485 261, 617 065 636 www.express-steel.com (202686)

Friendship

COMPUTER HELPLINE. Desktop, laptops, upgraded, repaired. New and used supplied. Internet, Email problems solved. 952 564 274 / 677 702 501 (89597)

PC DOCTOR 20 years serving the Coast. Laptops, PC sales and repairs. In any language. We come to you. 952 591 071 (200826)

Cleaning Services

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. New installation and problem solving. General gardening. Free quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

LEATHER Suites, Upholstery and carpets thoroughly cleaned. Tel: 952 930 472 or 667 430 518 (203082)

PC PROBLEMS solved! Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Hardware and software upgrades available. Also one-to-one training. Experienced and reliable service, no call out charge. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (99398)

SPANISH and English Lessons. €8 per hour. Call Mark on 678 769 262 Mijas Costa (203199)

IRRIGATION

For Sale

Gardening

GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (100065) PALM TREE PROFESSIONALS cleaning, pruning and fumigation. Qualified, experienced and insured. Free estimates. Competitive prices. Tel: 600 558 569 www. costapalmeras.com (203836)

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260 www.masajessayan.es (204418) BOTOX, fillers, mobile therapist. coast / inland Tel 609 347 086. www.altered-image.eu (200932) PAIN? Neck, Arms, Back, Legs. Acupressure. Fast results. No cure – no pay. Fuengirola 651 172 474 (200814)

29€/WEEK. Cleaning. Garden maintenance and more … 634 355 441 (95493)

NON-SURGICAL LIPOSUCTION IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 (200953)

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

TEETH WHITENING IN BANÚS FROM 75€ WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755 (200953)

30€ PALM CLEANING. Pruning & fumigation. Tree felling. No tree too tall. Free quotation! 634 355 441 (95493)

NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTS IN BANÚS 35€ WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755

ARBOLISTA Tree Surgery, No. 1 for trees and palms, on the Costa since 1998. 600 260 534 952 117 486 Kit Hogg C.G.Arb www.spaintree.com (204960)

PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL AND SKIN TREATMENTS USING IPL IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 (200953)


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www.euroweeklynews.com WEIGHT LOSS or Quit Smoking Consultations. International Health Author BSc qualified. Home visits 632 731 164 any time (203076)

Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE Competitive prices, English worded policies. Pay monthly or annually. All levels of cover. Premiums from €25 a month. Tel: 956 795 453 Abbeygate Insurance (68259)

COSTALOCKS 24/7, LOCKSMITH/ HOME SECURITY, NEW KEYS, KEYED ALIKE, WINDOWS SECURED, SAFES OPENED / INSTALLED, FREE HOME SECURITY CHECK, CALL Debby or Bob 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED WWW. COSTALOCKS.COM (99468)

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Car insurance exclusive for expatriates, save up to 50%. Find out about our price pledge on UK plated cars. Home insurance from €50. Tel: 952 893 380 (68259)

MASSAGE UNFORGETTABLE authentic, traditional Thai massage by beautiful 100% Japanese lady, certified from Watpo Temple in Bangkok. Torremolinos 633 508 435 (202593)

EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to €50 cash back for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email info@euinsurancedi rect.com www.euinsurancedirect.com (204452)

Health & Fitness KRAV MAGA - The most effective self defence system! Easy - effective - crucial - fitness - fun. Marbella & Torremolinos. Also private classes! Tel 655 689 455 www.kravmagamarbella.com (200929)

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

Hire Services

Internet

MINI digger and driver, self drive hire available, sand and stone delivery service. 649 526 922 (204976)

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

Interpreters PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS. All major languages; literary. Legal, technical, scientific 647 874 547 (95493)

Lawyers

MINI DIGGER / dumper hire. Property maintenance and small building projects. Reliable, references available. Simon 678 450 051 (203874)

SECURITY OF SPAIN – 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH – Lock / safe opening service. Locks changed / upgraded. Contact Darren, Tel 636 770 865 www.securityofspain.com (204407) 24 HOUR locksmith. Emergency opening of doors and safes, established since 1993. 617 921 824 (204269) LOCKSMITH Unlock doors, strong box / cars. Change security locks, emergencies, 24 hours. Marbella 630 333 615 (204217)

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

Medium MEDIUM Terry Rose. She can help you by giving more insight in your live and future. By card reading, psychic or mental reading and / or regression therapy. Even reading photos, bracelets or watches. In Nueva Andalucia. Call 693 583 569 email terry.rose@foryou.nl (204210)

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

Miscellaneous WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Passport renewals and all adverts for Euro Weekly News – display or classified. Open 9.002.00PM (Sat 10.00 – 2.00PM) One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93 (Passports Mon to Fri Only) Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)

House Clearances WANTED FURNITURE & household items houses gardens garages cleared top prices paid fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (203868) HOUSE clearance. We call today guaranteed. Also rubbish removals. Big van. 2 men. We take everything. 617 543 315, 633 960 146 (203048)

Mobile/Static Homes

House Sitting

Loans

YOUR HOME SECURE from burglars and intruders during your absence. Reference available! 647 874 547 (95493)

LOANS AVAILABLE on all types of paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc, any condition, immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques & Jewellers shops extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola . Silver fox furs wanted, see main advert on page 27. Mobile 609 529 633 Tel: 952 588 795 (85364)

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ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Make the right choice and join the thousands of expatriates who have. We provide a friendly personal service, for all your home, motor, health, travel or marine insurance. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

holaCREDITO.COM offering short term loans on your valuables. Also cash for your old GOLD, top prices paid, guaranteed. Please see web for details or call Banus office 951 319 538 (203889)

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

WE BUY, Sell, remove all types of mobile homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzicaley@gmail.com (100120) MOBILE HOME WOODEN HOUSE ? We buy & sell new and second hand units. Remove, level, repair, transport and build extensions. 30 years experience nationwide. Call us, Casas Moviles Europa 952 119 053 (204408) WANT TO RELOCATE? We can transport your home and install on to a 12 month park from £4,995. Annual site fees from €3,000 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143) BRAND NEW WILLERBY Siena 32m² home sited within a stylish gated community, 45 minutes from Malaga airport £19,995 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143) WILLERBY COTTAGE 28x10 sited in ‘La Serrana Hills’ of Pizarra, site open all year round, swimming pool, only £13,495. Want to view? Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)


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24/7 Mobility MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames etc for sale and hire. Delivered to home or hotel. Always a good selection of quality used scooters in stock with guarantee. e.g. used 4 wheel scooter, new batteries €350. Electric wheelchair can go into car €1,595. Rascal Eco 4 boot scooter €2,100 for €1,395. New wheelchairs from €250. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. Mobility Scooters Direct. www.mobilityscootersdirect spain.com (204413)

Costa del Sol www.benalcars.com Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Always buying and selling. Tel 661 351 877 (95435)

Motoring WANTED

SPANISH PLATED CARS

INSTANT CASH SAMANTHA – GORDON

952 83 21 73 608 658 785

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CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 116 (204112)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done, reasonable rates, prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (204246) CABRIOSOL soft tops, German top quality, for all Cabriolet cars & jeeps. Professional fitting, repairs & change of plastic windows. Cabrio-sol. 639 580 372 (Camino de Coin km 13.2 Mijas Golf). Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (203028) AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804 email: transmatic2005@yahoo.com. www.transmatic.es (200809)

Mobility

RECOVERY SERVICE car / light plant transported, cars disposed of with official destruction certificate, fully insured. 600 868 056 (203856)

FOR SALE WANTED all cars. Any registration, runners, non runners. Finance no problem. Call now, cash waiting. 687 049 592 or 622 156 022 (203809) (T1) All models serviced and repaired. Two years guarantee. Free delivery 952 584 302 / 633 127 901 / 633 128 104 www.mo bility-spain.com (203865) T1

Mortgages NEW purchase mortgages from 1.55% up to 100% LTV, resell mortgages 70% from 4.25% with LTV equity release up to 50% LTV. All status considered. Tel: 952 801 401, 666 709 743 www.thefi nancebureau.com (99475)

Mosquito Screens ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204/aceofshadeslacala @hotmail.com (101730) THE MOSQUITO Screen Company. Screening the coast for 10 years. Quality products at affordable prices. 622 244 116 www.mosqui toscreenco.com (204121)

Motorbikes KTM LC4 640, Enduro Motor Crosser, on road, off road, orange, 1999, Spanish plates, very low klms, very little use, absolute immaculate condition, €3,500. 603 151 587 (203856)

Motor Homes MOTORHOMES for sale & wanted. www.hispavan.com Leo 687 845 730 (204708)

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WANTED expat owned Spanish cars. If you have a quality car with service history that you want to sell, please phone us and we will pay the top price in cash for it. Remember Robertson, the name you can trust. Over 46 years buying and selling cars and more than 26 years in Spain. We are a small family business and will make sure that all documentation is correctly taken care of. Phone my husband Gordon 608 658 785 or ladies you can ring me, Samantha Robertson on 952 832 173. See our web page www.robert soncars-spain.com (200963) ONLY 58,000kms, rarely used holiday car. Opel Corsa, year 2000, 1.2 limited edition “2000”, one owner, midnight blue, 5 door, 5 speed, brilliant condition, cheap to run, was €2,500, now 1,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (200963) (NEW SHAPE) 2008 Chevrolet Matiz 0.8 li8tre S model, silver, only 50,000kms, approx 31,000 miles, 5 door, 5 speed, air conditioned, power assisted steering, elderly lady owner leaving Spain, small car, big bargain, was €4,500, now 3,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertson cars-spain.com (200963) DIESEL SEVEN SEATER Opel Zafira 2.2DTi, 2005, Blueline, 16 valve (125bhp), blue with alloy wheels, climate control, great people carrier, was €5,995, now €5,250. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (200963) 4X4 DIESEL LAND ROVER Discovery 2.7TDV6 SE Mark III, one owner, 113,000kms, FSH, black with beige leather, many extras, a massive saving on new price. Jeremy Clarkson loved it, can be yours, was €18,995 now €16,995. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (200963)

4X4 DIESEL MITSUBISHI Montero 3.2GLS long wheel base, 2003, “top of the range”, one lady owner, gold, alloy wheels, air con, 5 speed, was €7,995 now €6,500. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (200963) AUTOMATIC Honda FRV 2008 1.8i Vetex Executive only 52,000kms, six seater, full service history, CD, ABS, PAS and air con, electric everything, gunmetal grey with alloy wheels, save a fortune on new price, this is like new condition was 12,995€, now 11,995€ Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com DIESEL Ford Fusion 2007, 1.6 TDCi Ambiente only, 26,000kms, one owner, CD player, air conditon, electric locking, windows etc, outstanding condition, looks right in white with grey interior, be quick, was €6,995, now 6,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com 4x4 DIESEL Jeep Cherokee 2.5 CRD Sport, 5 door, 5 speed, only 82,000kms, 2 expat owners, silver grey, was 7,995€, now 6,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (200963) 2000 OPEL Astra 1.6 Club 4 door, genuine 66,000kms (41,000miles), lady owner, PAS, air con, a gift at 2,600€. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 (200963) HYUNDAI ATOS 2006, 4 door, full equipment, 2 year ITV, very good condition. 2,350€ Tel: 952 473 400 (202555) CITROEN BERLINGOS 2008 vans / Multispaces Combis, direct Citroen lease, FSH, low KLMs, from €3,995. 600 868 056 (203856) 2001 Land Rover Discovery TD5 digital air con, diesel, lhd UK plates, good condition, one owner, €4,995. 672 550 037 (203856) TOYOTA Yaris 2007 1.4 d4d black diesel, alloys, aircon, 120,000klms f.s.h. very economical, excellent condition. 5,450€ 600 868 056 five peastrading@aol.com (203856) CITROEN Jumper, 2008 mwb van, direct citroen leasing, only 80,000klms, aircon, electric, 8,995€ 600 868 056, five peastrading@aol.com (203856) FIESTA 1.4, TDCI 2004, silver, 5 door, 100kms, air con, electric, fantastic condition. 3,750€ 672 550 037 (203856) AUTOMATIC Renault Megan Classic, white, 2.0 petrol, 5 door, only 100kms, 1,995€ 672 550 037 five peastrading@aol.com (203856) VW GOLF 2.0gt TDi 3 door, automatic, black alloys, sat nav etc. very rare car in perfect condition, €7,995. 672 550 037 (203856) VW PASSAT automatic, 2.0 TDi highline, top spec, black, low klms, must be seen, excellent condition. 600 868 056 (203856) AUDI A4 Cabrio, top spec, 3.0 automatic, alloys, sat nav, climate control, black with alcantara, €8,995. 672 550 037 (203856) 2009 Citroen Jumper, 2.2 6 speed high top van, top spec, cost €26,000, new low klms, €12,995. 600 868 056 (203856) 2007 Corsa 1.3 CDTi diesel, 80,000klm, air con, electric, etc. 5 door sport model, very nice car. €5,450 672 550 037 fivepeas trading@aol.com (203856)

NISSAN MICRA 2006, 4 door, all extras, very good condition, 2 year ITV, 2,750€. 952 473 400 (202555) ESTEPONA ACCIDENT Repair Centre, car body specialists, Insurance repairs, vandal scratches, bumper scuffs, alloy wheels, car valeting, full car polish, full car repair, major crash repairs. 951 316 862, 692 401 665, 603 199 798 (204110) FIAT Doblo multi space, Nov 2009, top of the range safeline model, multijet diesel, 80,000klms, side steps, bull bars, aircon, etc..etc. absolutely mint condition inside and out, 8,995€. 600 868 056 (203856) FORD FIESTA, silver 2006 1.4 tdci, 5 door, aircon, newer shape, very clean car. 4,995€ five peastrading@aol.com 600 868 056 (203856) 2008 CITROEN C3, 1.4hdi diesel, deep metallic burgundy, great little car, 5,995€ fivepeastrad ing@aol.com 600 868 056 (203856) E55 AMG MERCEDES 5.5 silver, 2001, fully loaded, 130klms, full service history, very clean example. 6,995€ fivepeastrading@aol.com (203856) BILL BRADY CARS has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1986, in which time he has helped thousands of expatriates to buy or sell their quality used Spanish cars and also keeping all the documentation simple so you understand all that is going on (which is important). You can contact Bill direct on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or billbrady cars.com (204276) JAGUAR XF Diesel 2.7 Premium luxury, Automatic 2008, only 48.000km. Bought from main dealer Marbella, Sat/Nav, parking sensors, front and rear memory seats, too many extras to list , metallic silver, black leather, this car has been garaged since new and immaculate condition. Price slashed WAS €29.995 NOW Amazingly only €24.995. Tel 952 838 842, 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (204276) CAMPER VAN Adria Sloop 2+1 Fiat Ducato 110hp 2.3 JTD 2004 ITV until 2014, 80,500km. Just serviced and cam belt changed at 76,000km. Trauma gas hot water and central heating. Fiamma F65s 3.2m Awning, 300w inverter and much more, great offer at only 22,995€. 952 838 842, 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (204276) FANTASTIC opportunity Ford Fiesta 1.25 Inj 16V 2009 5 door (new shape) from lady owner bought from Ford Malaga and serviced by them. Parrot hands free, great first car or coastal car, metallic silver, looks and drives fantastic, yes this price is correct, reduced to only 7,500€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady cars.com (204276) AUTOMATIC/Diesel 4x4 Land Rover Discovery 11, 2.5TDI, 5 door, Spanish plates, very low klm, too many extras to list, including tow bar and in fantastic condition, don’t delay at this low price, 7,995€ 952 838 842, 608 950 221. bill bradycars.com (204276) THIS has to be seen, Citroen C-3 Exclusive 1.4 Inj 5 door 2005, one private owner, only 69,000klm (48,000mls) with service history, climate control, cruise control, full electric pack, six CD changer and lots more, was 4,995€ NOW only 4,500€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady cars.com (204276)


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www.euroweeklynews.com GREAT value Ford Focus (Sedan) 2004, 4 door model, massive boot space, 64,000klm, long ITV (MOT), only used as holiday car, Spanish plates, a/c, full electric pack, this price is correct, only 2,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221. bill bradycars.com (204276) NEED A CAR? - Can’t get credit? Self employed? - Why not “Rent to Own” your next car? - No loans, no credit checks. HispAuto.com 952 564 912 (204784) LAND ROVER 2001 Freelander TD4 2.0 Diesel. Green, A/C. Spanish plates. 125,000km, good condition. €4,500. Tel: 675 314 854 (203916) PORSCHE 928 S4, automatic, LHD, Spanish reg, fully loaded. www.hispa van.com Leo 687 845 730 (204708) AUDI A6, all road, 4x4, luxury motoring, Spanish reg, LHD, auto, diesel, GBP5,600, bargain, www.hispavan.com Leo 687 845 730 (204708)

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

WANTED cars / vans / light plant, anything considered, even with paperwork problems, cash buyer, instant decisions made. 600 868 056 fivepeastrading@aol.com (203856)

Pest Control

CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837 (101382) WANTED Legal Spanish Cars and Commercial, under 10 years old, any condition, including non-runners and damaged. Cash paid. Buyer collects. Transfer included. Tel: 605 109 796 (200754)

Music PROFESSIONAL live music for any event. Weddings a speciality. Solo Spanish guitar to dance band. Some dates available this Xmas. Details David 687 627 434 (Not an Agent) (204219)

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

Painter/Decorator

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

PEST CONTROL. Legal full certificates. British 952 449 591 Graham (see our module above) (203045) T1 COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee, serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control Company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (95515)

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

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

REGISTRATION

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

CAR TRANSFERS AND IMPORTS PROBLEMS WITH EMBARGOS ON ROAD TAX? SAME DAY COLLECTION OF PAPERS. ENGLISH SPEAKING. PLEASE CALL 633 271 274 (101382)

ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauffeur.eu (204880)

WANTED

CHARITIES PROFESSIONAL HOUSE PAINTING and decoration. Tidy service guaranteed. Free estimate! References available 690 049 011 (95493)

WANTED all cars. Any registration, runners, non runners. Embargos no problem. Call now, cash waiting. 687 049 592 WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (204332) CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN AND UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (101382)

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PAINTER & DECORATOR If you just want the job done, then call the rest, but if you want the job done right call the best. Sam “Simply the Best” 18 years Mijas area 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (204830) PAINTER & DECORATOR Lounges from 120€, bedrooms, halls 60€. Paper hanging, plastering, tiling and paint spraying. Call Dennis, Calahonda. 670 774 527 (204975)

ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on www.adana.es. Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93318) ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. It’s good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320)

SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepeonline.net www.sepe online.net (93321) At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clearout, please contact us on 665 682 919 or 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about re-homing, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website www.sos-animals.org or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. ARCH - The Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses welcomes visitors and volunteers to their stables on Saturdays from 10 - 12 or by appointment. Come and help out, drop your children off for the Kids Club on a SATURDAY or sponsor or adopt one of our horses, donkeys or mules. We always need help with fund raising to look after the abandoned and abused animals. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. We are a small friendly team - why not join us. Find us in Alhaurin El Grande, behind the Venta Miralmonte on the road from Alhaurin to Coin, (A404) Urb. Viña Borrego, follow the yellow signs. Charity registered with the Junta de Andalucia No 8448. www.horserescuespain.org info@horserescuespain.org archres cue@yahoo.co.uk Tel: - 635 798 219 or 656 935 613 or 620 175 828 (93322)

FOR SALE BABY African Grey. Hatched 04.07.12. Talking. All paperwork supplied. Alhaurin. 951 160 273. 700 euros (202633)

KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved, long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 www.eurodogspain.com (89637) SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs €10 per day plus IVA Tel: 952 112 978. www.cat-and-dog-world.com (97995) PETCARE PET HOTEL. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Individual heating available. Introductory offers for new clients. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.petcarespain.com COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGUNAKENNELS@hotmail.com Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (204248)

Pet Insurance

Pools

PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371 info@pro tectapet.eu (95962)

Pet Transport PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (95495) THE DOG MOVER. Licensed professional transporters. Two handlers, so dogs never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230 www.moveyourdog.com LOOK NO FURTHER FOR YOUR PET TRANSPORT. WE OFFER A SERVICE TO TRAVEL WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PETS/FURNITURE. ALL PETS TRAVEL WITH US IN AIR CONDITIONED PEOPLE CARRIERS. CALL FOR PRICES. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM (204441) PET TRANSPORTATION by air. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 www.cat-and-dog-world.com (97995) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauffeur.eu (101721

Plumbing NEED a Qualified Plumber? No call-out charge. Call Vinny 662 682 220. www.costaplumber.es (100058) T1 THE Irish plumber for all your plumbing requirements, all areas covered. 7 days, reasonable rates. 605 206 394 (200961) RETIRED REGISTERED PLUMBER / DRIVER. Needs beer money, any job considered. Free advice, lowest rates. Chris 652 665 380 (93499) PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (203807)

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

Private Detective DETECTIVES PRIVATE, Entrellaves (1958), Marbella. All types investigations. www.en trellaves.es. 669 021 002 (98143)

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www.euroweeklynews.com MARBELLA centre, first line beach, 3 beds, 3 baths, suitable for cash buyer. Price €250,000. 671 244 683 LA CALA HILLS. Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, 160m2, underground parking and storage, good outlook and ideally located for all amenities. Realistically priced at €259,000 Call 647 379 427 for further info (99419) SANTA CLARA GOLF south facing, sea views, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, intermediaries and estate agents abstain €475.000 librosyso bres@hotmail.com Tel: 630 313 814 EL SOTO DE MARBELLA (lowest priced apartment), large, immaculate 2 bedroomed, ground floor apartment fully furnished to a high standard with outstanding views. Prestigious development with own on-site restaurant, 9 hole golf course, gym, sauna, spa & tennis courts and set in an area of natural beauty. Final price €135,000. Tel Paul 627 134 866

www.Quick-Sale-Deals.com. For The Latest Marbella Serious Investor and Quick Sale Luxury Property Deals Updated Daily: www.Bob Callan.com Mob: 616 004 771 (203792) T1 WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person/teenager/guests, large plot, private swimming pool and spacious garage, quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €240,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501)

PUERTO BANUS - Price reduced. Private sale. Four bedroomed townhouse, Condes de Iza. 0044 (0)7801 427 884 ( TORREQUEBRADA - Golf and sea views, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage, store room, 179,000€ 660 705 682 (204931) ALHAURIN - For sale, park home, two beds, 22,500€ 634 359 716 simmoc1941@yahoo.co.uk (204814) BENALMADENA Costa Townhouse, 3 bedroom, for sale, close to beach. www.casangela.co.uk (100157) VILLA frontline beach, 4 bed, pool, garden, new Golden Mile, unique opportunity, only 895,000€. 667 411 111 (99396) BENALMADENA Arroyo 1 bed apt Corinto. Refurbished, pool, garden, great rental location €69.000. 1 bed Piscis, sunny spectacular views, spacious rooms, parking €79.000. 630 817 715 or 0044 1214 777 898 LUXURY Apartment For Sale. Reduced by 20,000€. See: www.mijasgolfapart mentforsale.co.uk 00+44+1322 839

Costa del Sol www.costarents.com over 900 properties for long term rent 671 093 925 (204353)

009 ALHAURIN EL GRANDE Immaculate 4 bed, 3 bath, country house, garage, 4M plot 199K€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834)

24 HOUR warden assisted apartments for rent at Casares del Sol. For our great Christmas programme please turn to page 4 for further details (203015)

MARBELLA La Reserva, Distressed Sale, prime location, 2 bed, 2 bath penthouse, 160K€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931

MARBELLA BANUS 2 bed, 2 bath, big elegant, fully equipped, gardens, pool, parking, 785€. Tel: 637 439 222. bravoelezovic@gmail.com (204869)

ALHAURIN EL GRANDE Bargain 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse, 70K€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) ALHAURIN de la TORRE, Stunning character property + mod-cons, 4 beds, 4 baths, huge living rooms, study, pool, land 430K€ NEG or rent 6 months. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE, Bargain, pretty 2 bed, 2 bath country house, access views, garden + land, 138K€ Neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) OPPORTUNITY Benalmadena 138,000€. Charming bungalow villa, 2 bedrooms, 300m2 plot. Garage. www.first4proper ty.es 606 526 618 MARBELLA Banus, 3 bed, 2 bath, small sea views, €185.000. bravoele zovic@gmail.com 637 439 222 WWW.MIJASREALESTATE.COM Widest selection of property, all areas, inland and Costa, available / wanted 952 591 006 (204806)

Property to Let

WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Inland property rentals, long or short term, holidays 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) MONTEMAR, one bedroom apartment to let, all day sun, pool/gardens, any let 300€ pcm. 605 206 394 (200961) TRAVEL Agency in La Cala can offer excellent excursion rates/holidays. We also offer long and short term rentals. More listings welcome. 952 587 090 (204160) MARBELLA centre, rooms to let 671 244 683 (95518) Nr La Duqesa Port - 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, UK TV, garage, communal pool. 5 mins walk to beach €400 per month. HaciendaGuadalupe - 3 bed, 2 bath apartment overlooking country. Communal pool, UK TV, underground parking €500 per month Tel: 678 307 622 (204045)

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EXCELLENT country house in Alhaurin el Grande. The property is on 2 floors. Ground floor: front covered porch, entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and garage. On the first floor is the fitted kitchen, utility room, living room with terrace and bedroom with ensuite. Extras: heating throughout the whole property, A/C in 2 bedrooms, fully fenced, automatic entrance gates, parking, put up swimming pool and amazing views. Semi furnished. Built: 180m2. Land 4,000m2 Price: 800€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-788) (204315) COUNTRY house in Coin. Front porch, living room, fitted kitchen with utility room, 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 1 bathroom and terrace. Extras: A/C in the living room and bedrooms, parking area, vegetable plot, chicken pen and nice terrace with beautiful views. Built 90m2. Land: 3700m2. Price 600€ including bills. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-787) (204315) TORREMOLINOS, Montemar, 1 bedroom apartment, renovated, fully furnished, south facing, sea view, 350 euros. 666 517 479 (202556) ROOM TO LET - Double room, separate kitchen and shower, within Finca, Alora. €300 pm inc. Tel: 628 421 289 (203022) cheaprentalscostadelsol.com. Inland and coast. Alhaurin, Coin, Cartama, Villafranco. Call Maddy 665 452 917 or Trish 635 152 323 (99342)

CARIHUELA, Castillo Santa Clara. Top floor apartment, panoramic sea views, spacious 1 bedroom apartment, lounge, nice sunny terrace, furnished, swimming pool, 24h reception, 600€ long term, ref. 10054, www.in mouniversal.com; 952 381 280 (204491) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE 3 bed, 2 bath country house, terrace, lawn, pool, excellent location, 800€ month. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE 4 bed, 2 bath, pool, terrace, parking, 500€ month. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) WWW.MIJASREALESTATE.COM Widest selection of property, all areas, inland and Costa, available / wanted 952 591 006 (204806) TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (203856) MARBELLA APARTMENT Rentals from 700 per month to 1500 per month. 1/2/3 bedrooms. Exclusive addresses. Telephone 622 571 040 www.kingscastlemarbel la.comkingscastlemarbella @gmail.com (200817) ALHAURIN TORRE / GRANDE / COIN / TORREMOLINOS. BIG OR SMALL WE HAVE THEM ALL €400 TO €1,500 PM. ESME / JULIA 678 457 784 / 629 487 762

Property Wanted WWW.MIJASREALESTATE.COM Widest selection of property, all areas, inland and Costa, available / wanted. 952 591 006 (204806)


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Pumps WATERWELLS waterwell drilling, well pumps, irrigation, pump tests, pressure pumps. Waterwells.org /Sondein SL. Established on the coast since 1995. Web page www.wellsinspain.com. Enquiries info@wellsinspain.com 629 978 801 (Fax) 952 793 250 (98077)

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

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NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 www.focus-transport.com (86002) FLORIDA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (203120) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es

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

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

MANVAN REMOVALS €20 / hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from €10 / week. Tel David 696 810 618 (89629)

DUBAI SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es

EUROPE / UK fortnightly, full or part load service. David 696 810 618 (89629)

SOUTH-AMERICA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi trans.es (203120)

MAN & VAN Removals and transport, all areas covered 100% reliable 952 816 582 (100423)

WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM. Vehicle leaving Spain on 9th / 19th / 28th of each month, returning 10th / 20th / 29th of each month. Prices from £90 per cubic metre. Cars £525, bikes £325, jetskis/boats from £525, dogs £395, cats £295. All animals travel with us in air conditioned people carriers. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 (204441)

THE VAN MAN. Cheap and cheerful. €20 per hour. 677 251 025 (91628)

MOVING BACK TO UK? Removal vehicle departing weekly throughout 2012. Excellent, professional service & great rates. Ring (0034) 665 089 244 or (0044) 01543 467 777 & see www.elite- european.com (93139) 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 21st December, space available Tel. 639 928 090 (204878) MULTIMOVERS CDS, local, international and overseas removals and storage. 952 423 128 or visit www.multi movers.com (93474) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.universalremovals.com Tel: 951 247 834 (200810) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from the UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation Tel 951 311 118. www.movingmatters.eu (204313)

STORAGE REMOVAL BOXES Large, med, wardrobe, bubble wrap, tape, collect or delivered. Local and international removals also undertaken. 952 239 110 / 632 702 306 (44093)

Roller Shutters ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204/aceofshadeslacala @hotmail.com (101730) ROLLER shutter repairs. 7 days a week. Conversion from manual to motorized, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (200857)

Scrap Metal SCRAP METAL WANTED. HMS 1&2, Copper Wiring, Brass, Stainless Steel, Cars, Trucks, Tractors, Batteries, Plastic & Cardboard. Tel. 603 128 012 (200922)

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

WINDOW COIN WINDOWS Aluminium windows, Doors, PVC Blinds, Mosquito screens, Canopies, Glass Factory, shower screens etc. All at village prices. Spanish owned business. English 646 066 351 (204248)

Sewing ALL STYLES Curtains, upholstery, soft furnishings and bean bags made to measure. Sensible prices. Also repairs / alterations. All areas. Call 672 800 887 or email judeinspain@hot mail.com

Signs & Designs SIGNS, Vehicle Decals, Logos, Flyers, A-Boards, Digital Art, Banners. 670 583 779 (200926)

Situations Vacant LOOKING for extra income? Visit www.yourfinancialopportunity.net CARERS REQUIRED! Join our team of carers who work in the UK. Earn from 868GBP - 1330GBP for 2 weeks. Good written/spoken English/British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra on 658 965 204 or email s.field@consultuscare.com

COUPLE required for internal housekeeping and childcare in Marbella. Please email cv to noelia@sprintmedia.com or call 952 814 087 or fax 952 818 545 FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photographic agency requires a computer literate, energetic person to help with general office administration. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Please email your CV to: jobs@arcangel-im ages.com (203826) GRILL CHEF required for El Gusto Restaurant, La Cala de Mijas. Position: will be working in a team responsible for working on Starter, Grill and Dessert sections. Must be able to work as a team member. Contact given, must have good spoken English. Apply with your CV to elgusto@alive.com. FAO Stephen Pemberton (203049)

Situations Wanted RELIABLE BILINGUAL COUPLE SEEKING HOUSE SITTING / MAINTENANCE POSITION. OWN TRANSPORT ALL AREAS. 644 167 561 (86212) T1

POOL MAINTENANCE and repairs, friendly and reliable service. Estepona to Malaga and Inland. Special offers on regrouts and heaters for 2011. 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 sparklenripple@hot mail.com / www.sparklenripple.net

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

CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or rosannacarmella@hotmail.com

Solar SOLAR BEST DEAL IN SPAIN www.gosolarinspain.com (204791)

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

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

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN’S suits to measure. Be measured in the comfort of your own home or office by a qualified English tailor. Linen suits a speciality. Phone 634 378 085 for the travelling tailor to call. (204860)

Swimming Pools

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

Therapists COUNSELLING, LIFE COACHING. All addictions, depression, other problems. 23 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl Tel: 609 503 021 (204174)

Tiling TILING, plastering, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, reforms and hot mini pools built. 605 206 394 (200961) TILING & REFORMATION. Bathrooms, kitchens. All areas covered. Tiling in general. Free estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)


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properly, gain confidence. GCSE & all levels. From Sotogrande to Fuengirola. Great prices 664 209 839 (202632) PIANO/GUITAR lessons by professional musician. Nueva Andalucia. 677 626 655 (200982)

TV & Video MR NICE-SKY. Dish re-alignment. Sky Installations. From 299 euros. Second hand equipment wanted. Tel Jim 652 023 012 (203046) T1

TRANSLATION certified and ordinary. All language combination. 952 776 803 info@translationsnetwork.com (93470) TRADUCCIONES SAN PEDRO Official translations, all languages. 952 789 204 / 654 613 094 sanpedrotranslations@gmail.com

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

Tuition LEARN SPANISH. Speak Spanish from 1st lesson. 1 to 1 or group lessons. Children and adults. Friendly teacher. Learn

SKY PROBLEMS / Installers don’t turn up when they promise to? Can’t or won’t sort out your satellite problems? Then call Steve @ Scansat. We supply and install full Sky Systems, Digi-boxes, Dishes, Sky cards UK/Irish. Dish relocations and TV extensions. For a fast reliable service call Steve 676 533 209 problem solved! (100436) Sky and Sky+ Digiboxes Wide selection of quality tested receivers available at very competitive prices. Ian 659 812 995 (203877) SKY DIGIBOXES - Free View and Sky + HD, New, Used, Refurbished Boxes with warranty from an unbeatable €40. Tel 653 061 472 REPAIRS – TVs, Plasmas, LCD’s, DigiBoxes, Video, Hi-fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 years experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (203020)

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UK TV. Missing channels after 7pm, channels breaking up during your favourite part of Corrie or Emmerdale? Don´t waste any more viewing time, call the experts. A quick re-alignment and a change to a high gain LNB will sort out all your frustrations. For a fast and reliable service. Robsky. Tel: 0034 617 169 792 astra2sat@hotmail.com (203087) WWW.SKYSTHELIMIT.TV FOR ALL YOUR SATELLITE NEEDS, DISH ALIGNMENTS, RELOCATIONS, CALL OUTS FROM €30. SKY HD, TV WALL HANGING SERVICE, TV REPAIR SERVICE 952 371 699 OR 637 570 847 OR EMAIL SALES@SKYSTHE LIMIT.TV (203847)

Upholstery UPHOLSTERY work for your furniture. Window decoration, interior consulting, wall covering, luxury fabrics, outdoor fabrics. Home visits in all places for free. Iris Seegert. Berlin/Marbella phone 647 764 426 www.iris-seegert.com CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 RE-UPHOLSTERY, loose covers, headboards, cushions, curtains, blinds. Call Jo: 695 842 192 (98026) CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am - 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (203047) RE-UPHOLSTERY, loose covers, headboards, cushions, curtains, blinds. Call Jo: 695 842 192 (98026)

Wanted CASH TODAY for used clothing, shoes, bedding. €5 per 10 kilo bag. We pick up anywhere. 633 259 392 (203048)

Washing Machine REPAIRS WASHING MACHINE repairs. No fix, no fee. Fast reliable service. Also sales from 70 euros. Can deliver. Joe 952 448 695 / 686 271 836 (203046)

Web Design WEBSITE design, Flash, Property Listing Software, PHP Developer, MySQL, www.netdelsol.com 671 995 005 (203096) www.bbdimension.co.uk High Quality Website Designs, Brochures, Print, Business Cards, all custom and hand made - 15 years of experience!! Order today at office@bbdimension.co.uk or call Graham on 0044 7446 951705 (202532)

Window Tinting Mobile Service. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571 – 644 546 176 solarshadetinting@gmail.com (204325)

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EROTIC, therapeutic + tantric massage. Visits and out-calls for men and couples. Puerto Banus. relaxtime@hotmail.es/www.happyrelaxtime.com 951 279 391 / 610 354 432

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50 euros Fuengirola/ Mijas Costa, 10 spectacular girls, high standing, gorgeous, friendly, seductive. Striptease, all services. Luxury villa. Call outs. 24 HOURS. 952 582 150 (200974) MARBELLA Beautiful girls, sexy, playful, morbid and very pleasant, 24 hour service. 626 797 251 EROTIC MASSAGE HAPPY BUDDHA 24h Marbella: Av Ricardo Soriano 9, 650 313 001. San Pedro: Andalucia 8 Street, 646 077 504. Girls Escorts: 634 532 612 www.BudaMarbella.com (95428) T1 MARBELLA CENTRE – the ideal place for your enjoyment in the city centre, eight young ladies for unforgettable moments. Open 24h and prices from €50. For reservations and information call 620 366 817 (95451) T2 NEAR Miraflores, Maria, sexy young Bulgarian, 25 yrs old, very pretty, sweet and loving. I am your dream doll girl and the lover you desire. 602 690 036 (204105) RIVIERA, Daniela, pretty and busty girl, very naughty, loving, spontaneous and discreet. A 100% natural breasts and bottom, Brazilian bombshell. A sweet temptation, curvy body. Relaxing massage, the best natural French, caresses, sexy posing, golden shower. Home service. 634 193 202 (204105) MIRAFLORES, Sofia, Brazilian escort, skinny, very pretty, curvylicious. I am a pleasure machine. Relaxing massage, sexy posing and much more. Come and taste me, we will enjoy to the fullest. 602 690 036 (204105) RIVIERA, Expert fetish dominatrix. Beginners, medium, experts. Equipped real dungeon in luxury apartment. Sadism, foot fetish, bondage, trampling, leather, latex, spectacular golden shower. Dates only. 634 487 517 (204105)

MARBELLA Daniela and her seductive and playful friends, all services given, 24 hour escort. 626 797 251 (99471) MARBELLA Paula, do you want to live new experiences? Dare yourself! All the services, 24 hour escort. Tel 626 797 251 (99471) ELVIRIA Cross dressing. Come play and fulfill your fantasy. 634 364 252 (203783) NEAR Torrequebrada Casino, Benalmadena. Beautiful blonde, perfect body, massage & more, home & outcalls. 632 721 814 ( BRAZILIAN speaks English, hot naughty girl, super sexy, nice behind, discreet, apartment also hotel and home visits. You will enjoy your time with me Tel 602 101 490 (204229) Rooms for rent for private escort Marbella and Puerto Banus (near La Sala) with all accommodation, beautiful rooms, independent bathroom, Wi-fi, easy parking center location, TV, air conditioning, Call 622 177 787 (203789) HORNY Russian blonde woman! 328 very big natural breasts tall anything goes, 24HRS hotel and home visits 622 177 787 Puerto Banus discreet apt GORGEOUS Polish blonde. Tel 622 177 787 Marbella (203802) NOVEDAD! Hot Brazilian blonde, Diana. Big breasts, tall, fantastic body! All services and fantasies. Attention to couples, speaks English. Puerto Banus. In / Out. Call 622 177 787 (203802) MARBELLA beautiful girls, sexy, playful, morbid and very pleasant, 24 hour service. Tel 622 316 969 (203870)

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NEW Daniela and her seductive and playful friends. All services given, 24 hour escort. Tel 626 797 251 (203870)

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NEAR Calahonda, Vicky, discreet, a sensual, erotic, mind-blowing, supernaughty girl. A hot and playful tongued nympho. Pleasure guaranteed. Perfect body, sensual eyes to give and get pleasure. Perfect escort for educated, tasteful gentlemen. 602 690 036 (204105) LOVELY Asian, Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian, hot and horny, discreet villa, Las Chapas, near Calahonda 679 126 231 (204237) BEAUTIFUL young Spanish, Polish, Asian, Thai massage, relax luxury atmosphere, San Pedro near Banus 618 448 131 (204237) NEW - 19yr old slim, black girl, big breasts, beautiful, loves to swallow. Fuengirola 685 645 671 (99469) THE most gorgeous Filipina, new, sensual, masseuse, kisses with tongue, kinky. Fuengirola 658 913 924 (99469) NEW - Blonde Venezuelan, 120cm breasts, deep throat, all services Fuengirola 658 913 924 (99469) ELVIRIA Special sexy lady, come play, make your dreams come true. 634 355 751 Visits Sexy Brunette will make your day a happy one!! In / out call. 622 673 662 www.escort-date.es/ marbella/carolina

MARBELLA Paula, do you want to live new experiences? Dare yourself! All the services, 24 hours escort. Tel 622 316 969 (203870)

NEW in Marbella, Victoria, tall, beautiful body, slim, very loving and kind, sensual massage in relax, hairy vagina!! 24/7. 602 634 794 www.sexybanus.com (204875) NEW in Marbella, Ex Playboy model, beautiful body, hard tits, tight pussy, no limits, couples, lesbian action, toys, striptease “give it to me hard baby” 24/7. 691 153 143 www.sexy banus.com (204875) DISCREET busty, voluptuous, sexy, sensual & passionate, all services, near Banus, 40 yrs. 666 014 674 (204281) SEX SHOP now open in La Cala. AFRODITA located on post office road behind BP. Open Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm, Sat 10am to 2pm (204946) SAN PEDRO, newly Andrea, Emma, young, slim, horny, nice tits, massage, erotic full service. 622 402 169 (200840) SOTOGRANDE Natalie, Lovely, Sexy, Attractive. Call me 648 704 564 (203994) SEX TOYS for the girls, 15% discount with code EW15, toys, lingerie, fetish and more. www.girlongirltoys.co.uk (200828) MATURE elegant lady. Voluptuous bust. All services. Only hotel and home visits. 687 387 680 (203996) NEW in Marbella, vintage Brazilian girl, 42 years, blonde, slim, loving. Outcalls - 24 hours - all of the coast. Tel: 622 666 374 (203052)


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All new Seat Leon is sporty but frugal THE third generation of the Seat Leon is an all new car developed from the ground up. Its predecessors stood for driving fun and functionality, a tradition that the new Seat Leon continues. Prices start at €19.450. Like its predecessor, the new Leon is also built at the Martorell factory near Barcelona. Since the premiere of the firstgeneration in 1999, Seat has sold 1.2 million vehicles from this range. The five door features many high end technologies, both in its infotainment, assistance systems, running gear and its drive. The highlight is the Leon 1.6 TDI with start/stop system, with an average fuel consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres, equating to 99 grams of CO2 per kilometre. That is 22 per cent more efficient than its predecessor.

The inclusion of optional LED headlamps is a pioneering move by Seat. The new Leon makes this technology available in the compact segment for the very first time. The model also offers a compelling level of functionality. Within its compact dimensions it offers more usable interior space than the previous model, including modern touchscreen systems. “Its dynamic and powerful character gives the new SEAT Leon a self-confident stance and a look of firm determination,” Head of Seat Design, Alejandro Mesonero Romanos said. “Its character lines

EQUIPPED: Front seat arm rests, electric sun roof, navigation system… the new Leon comes with many features. represent pure assertiveness, with the same going for the unmistakable form of the LED lights front and rear.” The sporty and athletic design of the SEAT Leon’s exterior continues into the interior. Some versions are equipped with

premium ambient lighting. But the key feature is the broad centre console, arranged with a clear orientation towards the driver. New Leon features powerful and fuelefficient TDI and TSI power units ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 litres displacement. All engines feature direct injection with turbocharging. The recuperation system uses intelligent voltage regulation in the alternator to recover energy under braking and trailing throttle conditions.


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Ford parents take control promote safety. The new Fiesta will cost from €12,100 when it goes on sale later this year. MyKey technology enables owners to programme a key

SAFETY: MyKey enables parents of young drivers to set top speed and limit audio volume.

Classic charity in La Cala for Xmas CLASSIC Cars from the Malaga Museum will be part of the attraction as a local club joins the La Cala de Mijas Christmas fundraising day. The Sol Classic Car Club has been loaned the cars for the charity event at the Mijas Costa village. Every year the La Cala based club does its bit for charity with the procession. Meeting at noon they plan a drive from the main car park through the town. And the following Saturday, December 8, will see their annual Christmas run. Santa will be making an appearance sitting in the back of an open topped mystery car, again loaned by the museum as it tours La Cala.

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– usually for younger drivers – that restricts the top speed of the Fiesta, reduces the maximum volume of the audio system, and disables the audio system altogether if driver and passengers are not using safety belts. It can also prevent the driver from deactivating safety technologies such as Electronic Stability Control and Active City Stop, which can help mitigate or prevent low speed collisions. “All parents know that

if teenagers are experts at one thing it’s finding ways of getting into trouble,” MyKey European system architect, Peter Patzelt said. “MyKey allows Fiesta owners to set sensible restrictions for young drivers, and delivers peace-of-mind for parents.” Ford Fiesta’s safety and driver assistance package also includes SYNC Emergency Assistance and Ford’s Intelligent Protection System with seven airbags.


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EXCLUSIVE: Megane Estate GT 220 comes with a numbered GT 220 plate. SPORTY: Featuring 220 horsepower for everyday sports performance.

A family sports car with the benefits of an estate THE NEW Megane Estate GT 220 is a Renault Sport limited edition car for customers who want to combine the benefits of an estate car with sporty performance. Sales of the Renault Megane Estate GT 220, priced from €30,500, are due to start in France ahead of its launch in 11 other markets, from Europe to Japan. It is powered by the 2.0T Renault Sport 220 petrol engine incorporating Stop&Start for an unprecedented performance package. The new model shares the same dynamics as GT, including a chassis and suspension developed by Renault Sport.

The design shows a customised, sporty look featuring GT 220 badging, a numbered plate and 18 inch gloss black wheels. Megane Estate GT 220’s look features a number of gloss black details, ranging from the door mirrors and diffuser to the front air scoops and roof bars. The engine is based on the same highperformance turbo-charged two litre unit as that which sits under the bonnet of the Megane RS. Depending on the market, this powerplant will join the model’s existing petrol engines (TCe 180 or 190) and has been made more

powerful to satisfy customers looking for sporty performance. In spite of its sporty credentials, it returns fuel consumption of just 7.3 litres/100km in everyday use, equivalent to 169g of CO2/km, which represents a highly favourable balance between CO2 emissions and power. “Megane Estate GT 220 is concrete evidence that a car can be practical yet still pack genuine performance,” Product Manager JeanMaxime Boulanger said. “It has all the qualities expected of a sporty car while at the same time permitting everyday driving pleasure.”

Still on time to bid for the Bold Gold Nissan GT-R A UNIQUE ‘Bolt Gold’ GT-R sports car will go to the highest bidder in a global online charity auction on eBay from November 22 to December 2. The highest bidder in the charity auction will become the owner of the one-of-a-kind ‘Bolt Gold' GT-R, a 2013 model year Nissan GT-R painted the same gold colour that left a lasting impression on Olympic champion Usain Bolt at a fan appreciation event hosted by Nissan in Yokohama. All proceeds from the charity auction will benefit the Usain Bolt Foundation, which was established to support educational and cultural opportunities for children and young

FASTEST MAN: Shows he has a passion for speed and excellence. people in Bolt’s home country of Jamaica. The car will feature a gold plate embossed with Bolt’s signature and his autograph.

It will be built to the performance specifications conforming to regulations in the winning bidder's country of residence.


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DID YOU KNOW? Only two Spaniards have scored Premiership hattricks – Fernando Torres (for Liverpool v Hull) and Jordi Gomez (for Wigan v Fulham)

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SPORTS SCENE By Tony Matthews

SOCCER SHORTS • It’s now Manchester United first, Manchester City second and WBA third in the PL. The Baggies have made their best start to a season since 1953; QPR their worst! And last week in Scotland it was ‘Super Cally are fantastic, Celtic are atrocious’ after Inverness had won 1-0 at Parkhead! • Everton keeper Tim Howard has set a record 197 consecutive PL appearances. • It’s the old brigade of managers in the Premiership following the appointment of Harry Redknapp, aged 65 by QPR. He’s the London club’s 20th manager since 1985, their 34th in 60 years, and joins Alex Ferguson (70), Arsene Wenger (63) and Martin O’Neill (60) as senior campaigners. • Still on managers… Chelsea has Rafael Benitez (52) as caretaker-boss until the end of the season. He’s the club’s 12th foreigner

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Wales take on Australia at Rugby, the USA/PGA World Challenge takes place in California and Freddie Flintoff enters the boxing ring for the first time when he fights American Richard Dawson in Manchester. Tyson Fury is also in action on Saturday.

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AFTER the recent furore of European, Premiership and League football, managerial sackings and gossip, hopefully things will get back to normality this weekend. There are derbies at Fulham (v Spurs), West Ham (v Chelsea) and WBA (v Stoke). And there are intriguing tussles at Manchester City (v Everton), Reading (v Manchester United) and lowly QPR (v Aston Villa). Crystal Palace play Brighton in the Championship and there are 16 second round FA Cup-ties, including MK Dons (formerly Wimbledon) v AFC Wimbledon while nonLeaguers Alfreton, Chelmsford and Hereford will be aiming to progress and draw one of the big boys in round three. In the Scottish Cup underdogs Arbroath visit Celtic. Don’t forget that Lionel Messi will be hoping to score again as he closes in on Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year. The Barcelona star netted twice in 4-0 win over Levante last Sunday and now needs just four in six games to beat Muller’s feat of 1972. On Saturday, England meet the All Blacks and

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SUPER STARS: Sebastian Vettel and Lionel Messi both at top of their game. in 16 years and the ninth in nine. The last Brit to manage the Blues was Glenn Hoddle. And ex-Manchester United chief Dave Sexton has died, aged 82. • Meanwhile Celtic and Chelsea remain in the Champions League (just) but Manchester City are out, for the second season running. Through to the knockout stage are four Spanish clubs, Barcelona, Malaga, Real Madrid and Valencia, three from Germany, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke plus Arsenal (for the 13th season in a row), Manchester United, AC Milan, PSG and Porto. • Newcastle has qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League but Spurs and Liverpool require results in their final games to join them. • Fabrice Muamba,

who suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Bolton earlier this year, will compete in BBC’s TV Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. ROUND-UP. • Sebastian Vettel is the 2012 F1 World champion despite not winning the final race of the season in Brazil (that honour went to Jensen Button). As his nearest challenger Fernando Alonso could only claim second place, the German came sixth to clinch his third successive title, a feat he shares with Fangio and Michael Schumacher. Vettel is now the youngest-ever triple champion. • Jockey Frankie

Dettori has been suspended by the French Horse Racing Authoring pending a disciplinary hearing into his failed drugs test. If found guilty of taking an illegal substance, he

could face a world-wide ban. • Australian Michael Clarke has set a benchmark in Test Cricket that surpasses even Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar, by scoring four double centuries in a calendar year: 210 and 329 v India, 224 and 259 v South Africa. • Returning spinner Monty Panesar took 11 wickets and both Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen scored recordequalling 22nd centuries as England (413 & 58-0) thrashed India (327 & 142) in the second Test. • In last week’s rugby internationals, England, Wales and Scotland lost to South Africa, New Zealand and Tonga respectively but Ireland comfortably beat Argentina. • By winning the Dubai Open, Rory McIlroy has now banked £5m in prize money in 2012. • Boxer Ricky Hatton has retired again after being knocked out in his comeback fight .


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Golden Boy hope MALAGA’S exciting young player Isco Alarcon is amongst the three finalists for the prestigious European Golden Boy award. The prize names the best under-21 player in Europe. The Malagueno has made the final three along with Milan striker, El Shaarawy and Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois. Golden Boy 2012, chosen by a panel of 30 journalists from 20 European countries, will be revealed just before Christmas. Meanwhile, Malaga has

qualified for the next round of the Spanish Cup.

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Their 4-3 away victory in the first leg against Cacereno proved enough to send them through despite losing at home to a Chapi goal on Tuesday. More than 13,000 fans braved the chilly weather for the match, only to see Malaga lose 1-0. But the four away goals they had scored proved to be enough to see them through. Malaga can travel to Getafe for Saturday’s match in good heart following their 4-0 home win against Valencia. That result puts them back into fourth place in the league.

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