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Road crash into debt THE Cartagena to Vera toll-road has gone bankrupt with liabilities of €550 million. The 115-km stretch of motorway was opened in March 2007 and cost €650 million to build.

Internet con ALMERIA PORT: Road and rail links need to improve.

Call to improve road and rail links to port A HUGE need exists for greater integration of rail and road links to Almeria Port. With the city’s port a main hub of

the region, the infrastructure needs to be improved to meet heavy economic dependency in the future. This is claimed by Almeria’s

United Left party which has instigated debate of the road and rail links. The commercial Almeria Port receives cruise ships and bulk materials, and is also the transportation outlet Now the Caving Club of Almeria, along for the region’s vast with University of Almeria researchers, are array of fruit and lobbying to have mining licences vegetables. withdrawn, and want to create the world’s These are the first subterranean nature park to lifeblood of the showcase cavities rich in fauna and flora. province’s economy.

Mining operations causing concern ENVIRONMENTAL damage to gypsum mines around Sorbas is causing concern. The damage follows aggressive mining by the owners who have already pierced the water table in several areas, according to sources.

A MAN from Vicar, aged 32, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. Using the internet, he advertised cars, phones and tablet computers at good prices, failing to despatch the items after purchasers transferred money to his account.

Roof drama A SUSPECTED armed jewellery thief nicknamed The Smurf has been caught by police. The 20-year-old alleged burglar was on parole, having been recently released. He was caught whilst reportedly trying to flee across rooftops.



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2 guards hurt in gypsy clash TWO security guards were left injured after a violent tussle with gypsies at an Almeria hospital. A member of the gipsy family had been admitted earlier in the day to Torrecardenas Hospital’s casualty department, and his relatives were trying to access an area prohibited to the public. One of the guards suffered a broken nose and double-vision, whilst his colleague experienced a loss of hearing as a result of his beating. The Andalucia Health Authority has filed a formal complaint for aggressive assault, which if proven would result in

custodial sentences. A hospital spokesperson expressed “absolute rejection of such conduct, without any justification” whilst pledging legal counsel for its employees. Assaults on health care professionals in the province are not uncommon and the Health Authority has both a comprehensive action plan for employees, in addition to a well rehearsed response system. The union representing medical professionals has called for an increase in surveillance cameras together with more personnel to monitor them.

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Your EWN this week News 1-20

Finance 21-28

Letters 29

Daily TV Thu 30, Fri 32, Sat 34, Sun 36, Mon 38 ,Tues 40 , Wed 42

Leapy Lee 37

Life in Spain 35

Health & Beauty 62-64

Time Out 49-52

Food 67-70

Classifieds 79-81

Motoring 83-84

Sport 86


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THE trend for Almeria’s city centre news stand vendors to diversify by converting their kiosks into cafe bars has been dealt a blow by health inspectors, who have framed legislation forcing them to provide pavement toilet facilities.

Fire death AN 85-year-old widower died from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a fourth floor Almeria city flat. A woman, aged 57, also needed hospital treatment.

Crime wave: Man is held PAINSTAKING investigations into a crime wave in and around Huercal Overa have led to the arrest of a man by Guardia Civil officers. Having originally made arrests following the discovery of stolen goods in a home in November, the investigators followed up various leads. By working closely with the victims of the

crimes, and tracing those who received the stolen articles through mobile phone records, the police were able to follow a trail that allegedly led to the man responsible, who had, police claim, involved more than one member of his family in the crimes. Confidence in their suspicions was apparently

justified when a search of the family home exposed a stash of electrical goods, tools, video gaming consoles, and mobile phones. Police are following up their investigations by interviewing prisoners already convicted of similar crimes whom they believe may be implicated in this specific investigation. / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Coffee kiosks caught short

Students wait MORE than 17,000 students in Almeria Province still don’t know whether their grant applications have been approved, despite the closing date for submissions being last October.

Fruity fair A SPECIALLY chartered flight carried 160 of Almeria province’s market managers, engineers and agronomists to Berlin for Fruit Logistica 2013, the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry.

Boys’ toys VICAR Town Council has allocated new urban space to the local radio car model club which will add to its existing track and hopefully encourage new members to join.

Facing jail THE District Prosecutor has demanded a two year jail sentence and a €15,000 fine for a builder who illegally constructed five homes on land at La Aljambra, Albox, in 2003. He also faces a compensation order of €65,200 towards the cost of demolition.

FLASHBACK: Spanish celebrations will be less colourful than these in Hong Kong last year.

It’s Kung Hei Fat Choi as Year of the Snake nears


ITH more than 176,000 Chinese officially registered as living in Spain, and possibly many thousands more, this Sunday’s Chinese New Year celebrations are set to go off with a bang. For on Saturday night - the Chinese New Year’s Eve - families by tradition meet for a feast, and then end the night with fireworks. The new year will be the Year of the Grass Snake, with this the strongest, most negative force of all signs.

Quote of the week

The notepad doesn’t exist and that’s not my writing’

Luis Barcenas, former Partido Popular treasurer, regarding accusations that he paid leading party members backhanders, following the discovery of notes which suggest this.

The snake’s season is Spring, its month May and its element Fire. Many claim the Water energy clashes with the Fire element, meaning that during the Year of the Snake - not considered a calm period - there could be strange weather and possibly conflict in marriages. During the celebrations - with many Chinese shops expected to close despite their normal policy of opening daily for long hours children receive gifts of money in red paper envelopes.

Grown-ups exchange gifts, often including food and clothes, plus New Year greetings of Kung Hei Fat Choi. Chinese New Year tradition is to thoroughly clean the house to sweep away ill-fortune and make way for good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red colour papercuts with themes including good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity. It is also a New Year tradition to forget grudges and to wish peace and happiness for everyone.

Number of the week were sold by 84,667 properties Spain’s main banks in 2012.

Banco Santander sold 33,500 properties but will not reveal how much money it made, followed by Bankia, with 14,600 sales worth €1.6 billion.


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Time out as the best gets better... THE Euro Weekly News is getting even bigger and better. Last week’s issues included a 136-page Costa del Sol edition. And today, across all editions, the everpopular Time Out leisure section has doubled in size. Next month further special supplements are planned, and the EWN is displaying its commitment to remaining as the best local newspaper in YOUR region by increasing staffing in district offices. No other local newspapers offer readers and advertisers such a package as the EWN, which prints more copies than any other free Englishlanguage newspaper in Europe, and has more news, features and general coverage including business, motoring and sport, plus letters, property, health, food and much more.... week in, week out. But none of this would be possible without the full support of all of YOU... the readers and the advertisers. Thank you... and in return, we promise to remain Simply the Best and unbeatable, as everyone ‘gets it.’

and finally... SIX Spanish tourists and one Mexican woman were allegedly raped in their bungalow by five unknown armed intruders in Acapulco, Mexico, while the seven Spanish men who were with them were gagged and bound, according to local police investigating the crimes.



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Police launch rescues 21 A POLICE rescue launch saved 21 Moroccans, amongst them three children, off the Almeria coast near Cabo de Gata. The coastguard was alerted after radar had tracked an unidentified boat four nautical miles offshore. A Red Cross ALBOX should have a new mayor tomorrow (Friday). The team running Albox Town Hall, led by stand-in mayor, Rogelio Mena, has met to negotiate who will become the successor to Jose Garcia Navarro, who unexpectedly walked away last week after six years as mayor. “There are nine PSOE councillors who qualify for the post, but only five have so far declared an interest,” commented Francisco Carrillo, head of Culture, Youth and Sport, and one of the candidates. The others are Rogelio Mena, Francisco Perez, Matias Garcia, and Sonia Cerdan. Carillo went on to confirm that the interim mayor had immediately set up an administration with experience and enthusiasm coupled with a work

Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Horse off the menu

Emergency Response Team provided blankets, dry clothing, footwear, and hot drinks to the immigrants. The adult males are being held in custody awaiting repatriation whilst the children have been placed in a local care home. TO THE RESCUE: A Spanish Guardia Civil vessel.

New mayor for Albox after shock resignation SURPRISE MOVES: Albox is set to get a new mayor after Navarro (inset) resigned. ethic that reflects the importance of the responsibilities they collectively face. They have pledged to announce the result of the election tomorrow (Friday). Rumours of a split within the ruling party which led to the outgoing mayor’s disillusionment with politics were denied by Mena. ”In situations of this kind there will always be comment and speculation,” remarked Mena, adding: “There is absolute unity within the municipal corporation, the PSOE and the government team. “We all expressed our support to Pepe and hugged him. We want to send a message of normality at the town hall and in the Socialist Party of


SUPERMARKET chain Aldi has dropped their contract with supplier Dalepak after horse meat was found in its products. Tests from beefburger products at a UK store tested positive for traces of horse DNA.

Sour milk A MANCHESTER hospital dropped plans to charge mothers of newborn babies for formula milk. The plan to charge mothers £5 (€5.83) for milk tokens was blasted by staff at the hospital saying it breached a fundamental NHS principle.

Home time A PAINTING that belonged to the young Queen Victoria is heading back to its original home at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The painting called La Siesta is worth £73,000.

Two jailed Albox. We will keep working and solving the problems of the municipality, that is our commitment,” Mena said. Shockwaves had run through the corridors of power in Albox last week when the two-term mayor, Jose Garcia Navarro, suddenly resigned claiming a lack of job satisfaction, hinting at his loss of patience with the political in-fighting that had recently plagued his administration. He went on record to declare his “lack of enthusiasm to continue promoting the prosperity and development of the project.” Although the announcement was a closely guarded secret,

Garcia Navarro’s decision was premeditated, as the following day he began a new career at the town’s Velazquez public college. He leaves behind a bankrupt town with debts, claim the opposition, of more than €12 million. A member of the PSOE executive of Andalucia, Navarro, has written a letter to the town’s residents announcing his decision and thanking them for their support during the six years he has been their elected leader. Despite the chaotic situation involving unpaid loans, he told his former constituents that he was “proud to be a part of the achievements, facilities, infrastructure, and im-

provements that over the years have been and continue to be the cornerstone of his party’s administration. “The results are there, you can see, appreciate and enjoy,” he added. But Albox faces a ‘blackout’ unless half of the €150,000 owed to the power supply company is immediately forthcoming. Additionally the town hall must settle unpaid phone bills of €15,000 per month, make outstanding social security payments on behalf of its employees, pay interest on bank loans totalling nearly €250,000, and honour outstanding promises to settle months of unpaid salary cheques to 140 workers.

TWO women have been jailed after they were found guilty of the torture and murder of 67-year-old Barry Reeve. The women, thought to be drug addicts, were convicted at Norwich Crown Court and jailed for a total of 48 years.

Pool death A BRITISH teenager has drowned in an outdoor pool at a French ski resort. The tragedy happened during a night of drinking with friends at the Alpe d’Huez resort. The girl is thought to have dived into the pool, but failed to resurface from under the tarpaulin cover.


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Learn with taste The second annual Huercal-Overa Gastronomic Fayre proved to be a resounding success with thousands of people attending from right across the region. The Department of Tourism, which launched the project last year, is looking for ways to extend the event to other parts of the province. As well as being able to

taste and buy locally produced products, the fayre provides a forum for entrepreneurs and caterers to interact and do business. For this reason the exhibition is complemented by a large number of workshops and conferences, all free, and aimed at both professionals and amateurs alike, in fact anyone who is interested in learning more about food.

Juvenile crime report out for Almeria region TWENTY PER CENT of all children arrested in Andalucia between the ages of 14 and 17 live in Almeria province. That is according to a report issued by researchers at the University of Almeria into juvenile crime within the region. Compared with previous years the numbers are stable and do not indicate a trend upwards with 4,000 children between those ages arrested over the course of a year in the province. The study Juvenile Justice in Andalucia, concludes that on average 10 in every 1,000 Andalucian children sees at least one complaint lodged against them during their adolescent period. This compares with 14 per 1,000 in Malaga, the region with the


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TASTY: A display of local cheeses at Gastronomica 2013.

It is one thing to appreciate the taste of locally produced sausage and cheese. And to sample and smell original wines, and to enjoy the sweetness of locally manufactured honey and chocolate. But to learn a little about the history and culture of the produce and to see how it is made is a pleasure indeed.


highest rate of arrests, and seven per 1,000 in Cordoba, the lowest on record. An analysis of the percentage changes between 2001 and 2010 indicates the three fastest growing provinces in terms of rates per 1,000 detained are Jaen, Almeria, and Huelva, Seville and Cadiz recorded a decline. The statistics also highlighted the fact that 72 per cent of arrests are made in connection with property crimes, the majority of those detained being boys in the 15 to 16 age group. Four types of offences accounted for between 70 and 80 per cent of custodial sentences: robbery with violence and intimidation, violence and domestic abuse, breach of the peace, and personal injuries inflicted on others.



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Marble sector bears the brunt of unemployment SINCE the turn of the century when the immigration explosion peaked in the Almanzora Valley, statistics show that the trend has been reversed For the first time the number of people leaving the area exceeds the number of new settlers. The reason has been given as rising

unemployment with the region currently having more than 5,000 registered job-seekers, causing young people to migrate. Meanwhile the flood of incoming pensioners, mainly from Britain, has slowed to a trickle. Government statisticians report that last year 2,152 people left the

area, whilst 1,933 arrived. The municipality with the region’s highest number of emigrants was Albox (430) followed by Olula del Rio (346), Macael (239), and Cantoria (193). These areas are at the centre of Spain’s marble industry where jobs have been lost in the

quarries and factories due to the world economic recession, and further debilitated by competition from China and Brazil which can supply at a fraction of the cost of their European competitors. The region’s marble sector has shed 3,000 jobs in the past three years.



Stories making headlines from Germany

Retiring early MORE Germans are taking early retirement, according to new figures. A record number in 2011 opted to take a reduced pension in order to enjoy more free time.

Camels die EIGHTY-SIX camels were killed when flames engulfed a building at a family-run animal farm in the southwestern German state of BadenWüttermberg. The blaze caused €1 million worth of damage.

Flying visit FREE WIRELESS: Now patients can while away their time on their laptop.

Hospital’s internet connection a hit A YEAR ago Almeria’s main hospital Torrecardenas introduced free wireless internet access for its patients as a means of passing time during their convalescence. A survey to monitor its success revealed that 15 per cent of the 6,500 annual admissions had regularly taken advantage of the service which had enhanced their experience whilst hospitalised. In view of this high approval rating, the hospital authorities have extended the service to take in casualty as well as the oncology (cancer treatment)

department and hemodialisis unit. Patients spending several hours a day during multiple hospital visits can now while away the time on their laptop or smartphone. Many such patients, who have to take time off from work in order to receive treatment like dialysis, can now stay connected to their office via this free internet service. Last month, the coverage was widened to allow visitors accompanying A&E victims to pass their time in the waiting room using their mobile device.

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CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel urged visiting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to ensure dialogue remains an option as his country grapples with a political crisis that has sparked deadly unrest.

Beer slump GERMANS are losing their thirst for beer as consumption has hit the lowest point since 1990 according to official figures.

Music links YOUTUBE’S dispute with Germany’s music rights authority GEMA means the country is unable to see 61.5 per cent of YouTube’s top 1,000 videos, far more than 5 per cent in the Vatican.

Noisy star ACTOR George Clooney feared his group had been too noisy in a Berlin restaurant so he paid a neighbouring table’s bill. The businessman sitting there had not even noticed the actor.


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Points system doesn’t add up A NUMBER of British motorists living in the Almanzora Valley have recently alleged victimisation by the traffic police. And some think that the literal translation of the Spanish word for traffic fine is ‘cash machine.’ It has recently been revealed that traffic police in another province were being paid a €200 productivity bonus as an incentive to reach their quota of monthly fines issued for traffic offences. Allegedly, the management evaluate each Guardia Civil officer based on a points scoring system which enables the local Captain to decide how well

ENFORCERS: Spain’s highway patrol.

individuals have performed. The revelations exposed the fact that the scales used to measure performance ranged from 0.1 points awarded for information gathered from the general public to one point for the recovery of a INTERBUS has started a new service which can stolen vehicle and two combine coach and boat travel on a single ticket. points when assisting at The idea is to allow visitors to North Africa from the scene of an accident any part of Spain to efficiently embark on their or breakdown. onward journey through Almeria’s port. The But an officer is integrated system will begin by linking rewarded with five points passengers and tourists with ports in Morocco following the imposition and Algeria. of a traffic fine.

Catch a bus to Africa



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Mayor in check on €1m plan promised in election THE Mayor of Almeria visited the School of Music and Arts (EMMA) to check on the progress of a €1 million refurbishment. The investment in the project to convert the former youth hostel fulfilled an election promise to create an arts centre that would be “viewed with pride by the residents and the envy of many cities,” said the Mayor, Luis Rogelio Rodriguez-Comendado. He added: “The reformed building not only dignifies and beautifies the city, it provides a new facility and another landmark building to add to the Central Market, which has also recently been renovated.” The aim of the centre is to provide opportunities for students from four-yearolds to pensioners to develop skills ranging from design, craftwork, sewing, and digital photography, to music and dancing. Costing €7 per hour to participate in classes, the centre is open throughout the day including evenings and week-ends. Divided into six levels, The School of Music and Arts has an area of over 1,300 square metres and has a capacity of 450. In addition to teaching instruments such as piano, violin or viola, the centre will also feature activities that enrich and identify the cultural nature of the city itself. The mayor was accompanied by the Councillor for Culture, who commented that there was much to be proud of: “Our city is slowly becoming a true cultural city. Proof of this is the great reception and acceptance that EMMA is having and we have had more than 100 preregistrations in one day”

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Airport is braced for further strike action

ALMERIA airport looks likely to receive a further blow as Iberia staff have announced further strike action after pay negotiations with the airline broke down. The region’s airport, which opened in 1968 and cost 3.5 million pesetas to build, peaked in 2007 when it processed 1.2 million passengers. A recent decline in commercial and tourist traffic due to Spain’s economic problems coincided with a refurbishment programme which extended the airport’s capacity to 2.8 million. The airport accommodates nearly 60 different companies and provides up to 900 jobs. Pilots flying for the Spanish flag carrier, which merged with British Airways over a year ago, offered a 26 per cent pay cut and suggested ways of increasing productivity, an offer which management rejected as insufficient, counter claiming that

IBERIA STRIKE: Industrial action would be a blow to Almeria Airport. they may be forced to close down the operation completely, in a four-page report presented to airline staff. The union representing airline staff accused the management of blackmail, claiming that executives at British Airways would never allow this to happen. The stand-off began in 2011 following the launch of Iberia

Express, a low-cost affiliate designed to operate short and medium-haul routes from Iberia’s Madrid hub and provide transfer feed onto the airlines long-haul network. Strike action followed when it emerged that part of the fleet from other Iberia routes were due to be switched to the new Iberia Express venture and operated by newly employed pilots and cabin crew. The plan was for the new airline to have a fleet of 40 aircraft operational by 2015, the strategy being for the airline to cover routes operated at a loss by the main airline, running with lower operating costs. An imminent strike has been postponed following arbitration by International Airlines Group, the airlines holding company led by CEO Willie Walsh, but industrial action looks imminent if a settlement cannot be reached quickly.

Rural crime prevention patrols are a success ON PATROL: The Guardia Civil on a new rural crime prevention drive.

City gardens A SCHEME to create inner-city gardens around the centre of Almeria has been proposed by local councillors. They want to encourage the unemployed to participate by offering gardening courses, and hope it will be of educational value to school children and foster a community spirit amongst local residents, who would also be recruited.

TWO alleged robbers were caught by Guardia Civil out on patrol as part of a new rural crime initiative. The crime prevention scheme for remote areas paid dividends when the two men were apprehended, suspected of being responsible for a violent robbery at Punta Entinas-Sabinar just minutes earlier. A police patrol vehicle was stopped by a man who had just been threatened with a rock and forced to hand over his rings, watch, and wallet at the nature

reserve located between the towns of El Ejido and Roquetas de Mar, Almeria. Being close to the crime scene, the officers were able to apprehend the suspects, who were fleeing on foot, and retrieve the stolen articles. One man had approached the intended victim and distracted him whilst his unseen accomplice sneaked up from behind. The two suspects await trial accused of robbery with violence.

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SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Probe into school blast SWEDEN - Students were questioned by police after a homemade explosive device blew up in a teacher’s hand at a Stockholm school. The blast injured 13 people.

Green day DENMARK Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue will join the ranks of the world’s most famous landmarks to turn green in honour of St Patrick’s Day. Sydney Opera House was the first.

Duty tour NORWAY - From 2001 to 2012, 8,363 Norwegians served on average 172 days in Afghanistan, one out of three have been twice or more. Seven per cent were women.

Nude demo SWEDEN - Egyptian activist Aliaa al-Mahdy chose to bare all, despite sub-zero temperatures, outside her country’s embassy in Stockholm in her latest protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

No work DENMARK - Only three of Denmark’s 98 councils have a majority of employed residents. This is a significant reduction from 2009, when there were 59.

New fuel NORWAY - Statoil is looking into the possibility of exploring for oil and gas in Burma. It already has petroleum operations in 36 countries.




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Landmark to close doors on summer afternoons A ROW has broken out over a decision to close Almeria’s most famous tourist trap on summer afternoons. The city’s hilltop medieval fortress, with its hefty walls and towers which dominate the city skyline can be viewed clearly from the cruise liners as they enter port. It is the place where most visitors rush to spend their precious few hours on shore. But the iconic landmark, known as the Alcazabar, is at the centre of a controversy involving opening times. The Ministry of Culture has decided to close both The Citadel and the Archaeological Museum during summer afternoons, with no explanation.

POPULAR: The Alcazabar will be closing on summer afternoons. No census of visitors was conducted prior to the decision and no account taken of the economic recession and the need to encourage tourists to visit the monument and spend their holiday currency in the adjacent bars and restaurants.

According to a pressure group called Friends of Alcazabar, the decision will lose the city’s main tourist attraction over 30,000 visitors a year, based on the fact that 40 per cent of all visits are made in the summer months. They calculate that the revised

opening times represent a reduction of over 300 hours, whilst the cultural and economic damage is incalculable. The general public, merchants, as well as cultural institutions have all protested and now the matter has become a political issue. Both the local Socialist party and the United Left have lent their support to the protestors. Meanwhile those in power have countered that due to excessive heat during the day, visitors would be more comfortable viewing the monument at night. But critics have pointed out maybe they can also change the tides in order to influence cruise liner departures.

New identity card Jobless misery scheme to help infirm getting worse ELDERLY, infirm and disabled people are being given a helping hand to renew their identity cards. Almeria residents with a doctor’s certificate saying they are unable to move from their homes can now take

advantage of the recently extended scheme to help them register for the first time or renew their National Identity Document (DNI). Applicants can apply for a mobile team to visit them in their homes. Claimants are advised to seek help from a relative or care worker in the first instance, as the same paperwork needs to be submitted as in the case of able bodied people. Those who are hospitamore increases similar lised are able to take to those experienced similar advantage of the in the past five years scheme. that have hit business The system does not and household cover passport applicabudgets hard. tions, for as the chief of The government the ID and passport says it is seeking to section of the Provincial radically reform all Police explained: “If you aspects of industry by can’t move then you investing heavily in can’t fly.” research and developIn the first month of its ment, thus meeting conception the scheme the challenges has benefited 14 disabled presented by the people living in the current social and Almeria area who have economic climate, been able to process whilst keeping pace their paperwork in the with Spain’s neighrelative privacy of their bouring EU states. home.

Electricity price freeze plan THE Minister for Industry Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, has announced emergency measures to prevent yet another increase in electricity prices. He has applied for a Royal Decree to change the system that regulates the way electricity based activities, such as generation transport and distribution are reviewed, whilst applying for government funding of €2.2 billion. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent yet

for dole queue

OF the 15 autonomous communities in the country, Andalucia topped the unemployment league last year. Another 194,100 joined the dole queue in the region, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). By the end of 2012 the total unemployment figures for Spain had reached 5,965,400, or 26.02 per cent of the labour force, a rise of 291,700 (13.12 per cent). The number of unemployed foreigners increased by 39,400 in the last quarter to reach a total of 1,221,800 (36.53 per cent). Overall the number of men out of work increased by 11.77 per cent during the course of the past year and 2.29 per cent in the last quarter. Women fared even worse in the unemployment spiral, with the number out of work going up by 14.69 per cent in 2012 and by 4.34 per cent in the last quarter. The service sector was the worst hit over the past 12 months, with 1,737,300 people being made redundant. In the construction industry 387,900 were declared surplus to requirements, 64,800 fewer than in 2011.



Stories making headlines from Russia

Relations dropping THE Russian government has abandoned an agreement signed in September 2002 with the US on fighting crime and the drugs trade in an apparent sign of worsening relations.

Flu cases MORE than 80,000 cases of flu have been recorded in Moscow, St Petersburg and 18 other regions. In the republic of Bashkortostan, cases of flu have exceeded epidemic levels.

Ballet move LEADING Bolshoi Ballet soloist, Svetlana Lunkina, revealed she moved to Canada amid claims of threats arising from a film project involving her producer husband.

Crime raid POLICE raided a restaurant near Moscow arresting four suspected crime bosses and 19 others who met to allegedly plan strategy after the killing of a criminal godfather known as Grandpa Hassan

Suicide aid CHIEF Medical Officer, Gennady Onishchenko, has announced a decision to close down 594 websites that contained information about the techniques and methods of committing suicide.

Acid attack BOLSHOI Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin who is recovering from an acid attack has been temporarily replaced by former prima ballerina Galina Stepanenko.

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Marble craftsmen FOR more than a century, the quarries around Macael have rung out with the sound of hammer on chisel. Skilled craftsmen coerced the precious minerals from the earth using a combination of brute strength, dexterity, and a measure of dynamite. There remain very few opencast mines in the world that have such a pedigree. However due to the diminishing demand for their labour, brought about by the economic recession, the region’s artisans are being forced to seek out new mining areas prepared to pay for their stonework and workshop skills. The president of the Association of Marble commented on the crisis, saying: “The future will depend largely on our ability to negotiate joint projects and collaborations. The marketing challenge is to open new trade avenues and facilitate a business recovery. The Macael brand is famous in world markets and to compete globally we need more investment.” In anticipation of a recession, the industry has for years lobbied successive governments for soft investment loans in order to purchase assets in other countries so as to guarantee the industry’s survival and safeguard jobs.

Bankrupt A NEW website has been introduced which provides details of all bankruptcy cases filed in Almeria since 2010. Basic information about the company and the details of the audit procedure can now be accessed.



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Almeria’s gold industry SIGNS on lampposts and boarded-up stores reopening as gold shops are proof that at least one industry is posting record figures in the region. A cocktail of economic recession and the rising world market value of gold has led to many

people selling off once treasured gold jewellery. Although the number of traders in the region is not known, smelters in Valencia have confirmed that about 20 kilos of the precious metal arrives at their plant from the Almeria area every week.




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(Don’t) Carry on Gasman AFTER a career performing dramatic rolls on the stage, screen and television, retired actress Carol Hawkins faced a real life drama. Two bogus gas fitters were trying to trick her out of €200. The pair accessed the perimeter gates of her home on the outskirts of Albox at dusk, and introduced themselves as gas engineers. They carried a tool bag, official looking paperwork, and were dressed in navy blue jackets with an orange lining. The purpose of their visit, they explained, was to examine the farmhouse’s gas connections on behalf of Cepsa. Whilst one of the men set about replacing the pipework and connection valves, his accomplice was challenged to authenticate his identity, whereupon he produced a plastic card, which a suspicious Carol wisely photocopied. Probed further, the hapless wouldbe conman, who had clearly not done his homework, confirmed that he was from the Albox branch of the company. The nearest Cepsa office is in Pulpi.

PLUCKY: Carol Hawkins in her Fenn St schooldays. Carol’s suspicions were confirmed when the bogus gasmen presented

her with a bill for €200. When she claimed not to have such a large amount on her person, a third accomplice suddenly appeared from nowhere carrying a credit card machine. The worried victim called up reinforcements in the shape CAROL of a neighbour, HAWKINS: the landlord of a local bar, Has had who took a career charge of the spanning situation, and nearly the disgruntled 40 years. thieves ripped out what they had unnecessarily replaced, leaving the property without a gas connection, before heading off into the night in their white unmarked car. The police have received other reports that this gang are operating in the area, and advise all British homeowners to deny access to any unknown persons no matter how plausible they may appear.

Those in their 60s may remember Carol appearing as cheeky schoolgirl Sharon Eversleigh, the blight of Form 5C school teacher Mr Hedges (which was played by John Alderton) in the hit TV sit-com Please Sir! The show’s popularity led to a full-length feature film as well as a TV spin-off The Fenn Street Gang, following the teenagers’ exploits after they left school. This was the film that launched Carol’s career. Typecast mainly as a bubbly blonde, she once seduced Bernard Bresslaw playing a monk in Carry on Abroad, Carol remained busy throughout a career spanning nearly 40 years. She made numerous appearances on the West End stage, in provincial rep, films, variety shows, television series and commercials. She last appeared as Pam Jordan in the BBC soap Doctors in 2004. Having made her home in Spain, Carol now concentrates on developing her healing and mediumistic skills whilst developing her already considerable knowledge of the spiritual side of life.


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Spanish urged to clean up act SPAIN has been advised to deal ‘aggressively and rapidly’ with corruption. Fast action needed to be taken to avoid undermining Spain’s confidence in its politicians, said America’s ambassador in Madrid, Alan Solomont. The Spanish are currently being asked

to make “difficult sacrifices,” Solomont told Europa press. He made no mention of alleged, and apparently documented, salary top-ups to the highest-ranking PP politicians from party funds. He saw no reason for Spain to feel ashamed, he replied on being

asked if he believed it was especially corrupt. Spain has a history of great success and overcame other adversities in the past, Solomont said. He did not doubt that it would be able to rise above its present difficulties, he

Flu epidemic sweeping Spain FLU is sweeping through some parts of Spain. It has reached epidemic proportions in Aragon, Asturias, the Basque Region, the Canary Islands, Cataluña, Extremadura, Madrid, the North African enclave of Melilla and the Valencian Community. For the third week running there was also a significant increase in the number of under-15s suffering from the virus. This is one of the mostaffected age groups thanks to contact at school. By the last week of January, there were 156.73

ILLNESS: An increase of flu in under-15 year- olds, the most affected age. cases of flu for every 100,000 inhabitants compared to 95.35 cases the previous week,

announced the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid. A disease becomes an epidemic once there are

more than 67.8 cases for every 100,000 people nationwide. Andalucia, Baleares, Cantabria, Navarra and Ceuta so far experienced only localised outbreaks. The presence of flu elsewhere is sporadic, the Health authorities said, with the lowest number of cases in Castilla y Leon. This year’s figures are nevertheless an improvement on January 2012, when the virus was more evenly distributed throughout the country with 196 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants.

added. A positive aspect of any crisis was the way that different sectors joined forces in search of solutions, according to Solomont. He had perceived “common interest” in tackling Spain’s current situation, he said.

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There is not enough money to go around ONLY 30 per cent of Spanish get to the end of the month without problems. Forty-five per cent have “one-off or intermittent difficulties” in making their money go round, revealed a survey by bank-users’ association Adicae. The remaining 25 per cent “always” have trouble, they said. Seventy per cent remedy the solution by cutting down on their spending or using credit cards. A large proportion of families have taken on mortgages that are beyond their possibilities, Adicae found. For 37 per cent of the 1,651 people who

WAGES SHORT: More than 70 per cent of people foresee money problems in future. responded to survey, a mortgage is eating up 40 per cent of their monthly salary. “It is especially worrying that more than 70 per cent foresee problems in the future,” Adicae said. Barely a quarter can save for a rainy day. The majority have only a minimal safety-net and some none at all.

An ongoing shortfall means that 16 per cent are overburdened by mortgage debt and confessed that they had failed to pay several instalments. They have little or no faith in the information supplied by banks, admitted 80 per cent of those taking part in the Adicae survey. The Bank of Spain and the CNMV –

the Spanish equivalent of the UK’s FSA – are also viewed negatively, Adicae said. The Spanish also believe that the banks are 93.4 per cent responsible for the financial crisis, followed closely by the Government (93 per cent), the political parties (92.8 per cent) and the Bank of Spain (91 per cent).

More babies required to maintain balance ON top of its economic woes, Spain is experiencing a baby crisis. The country needs an additional 280,000 babies each year to maintain the balance between young and old, according to family policies institute, IPF. For years Spain had the lowest birth rate in Europe but this rose as young immigrants flocked to the country during the boom years. By 2008 the birth rate had risen to 1.46

children per woman but has steadily dropped as the economic crisis deepens. Only Hungary, Romania and Poland have fewer births. “That means less prosperity, economic growth and above all, future,” warned IPF president Eduardo Hertfelder. The current birth rate is now 1.36 children per woman, well below the EU average of 1.57 children and far from the 2.1 babies needed for generation renewal.

Mayor back home A MAYOR accused of bribery and links to the Russian mafia has been let free from court. Josep Valls, Mayor of Lloret de Mar, was arrested by the Guardia Civil in Operation Clothilde. After making a

statement to a Barcelona court he was allowed home on condition he does not leave the country and he hands over his passport. Valls was the eighth person detained in the operation and was charged

with prevarication and bribery for his alleged connection with a Russian mafia money laundering network supposedly run by Andrei Petrov. Also implicated are architect Pilar Gimeno, and Constantin Mischanin.


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Papal book found by liquidators AN illuminated book from the Vatican, a Codex Pauli, was discovered by the liquidators of a Gibraltar based company. Hill Insurance, which had offices in Italy, went into provisional liquidation in August 2012. The book, now being offered with a reserve price of €2,000, is believed to have been presented to the company by two people claiming to have links with the Vatican when they visited Gibraltar to meet company directors.

3,500-year-old coffin found near to Luxor SPANISH archaeologists have found a child’s coffin near to Luxor in Egypt, more than 3,500 years old.

The find could throw light upon this relatively unknown period of Ancient Egypt. The coffin, made

from carved wood and painted white, dates from 1,550 BC. At that time Luxor, or Thebes as it was then called, was a provincial capital as Egypt was divided and did not have a central monarchy. A TEENAGER is in a The investigators serious condition after were surprised to falling from the roof of a find the coffin railway carriage after outside the tombs, getting an electric without any shock from overhead protection, on the cables. hills that dominate The 16-year-old the west banks of suffered a traumatic Luxor. brain injury after falling Normally a child from a height of four would be buried with metres. He had sneaked its family. into the logistical centre Now they hope to of the Administrator of find more tombs Railway Infrastructure around the necro(Adif) in Madrid with a polis of Dar Abu el friend to take photos. Naga that may But when he climbed contain the remains onto the roof of a of the 5-year-old’s railway carriage he parents. touched power cables.

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INJURED: Boy is in hospital after falling from roof.

Stuffed animals seized TWO bears, a jaguar and a zebra’s head have been seized from the home of bullfighter Jesulin Janeiro. Guardia Civil officers removed the stuffed animals from the home of

Janeiro, who fights under the name of Jesulin de Ubrique, because the correct documentation had not been provided. He now faces a small fine.

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Codex thief released AN ex-electrician who stole a 12th Century manuscript from the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia has served his sentence. Manuel Fernández Castiñeiras was the last of all the people involved, which included his wife, his son and his daughterin-law, to be released, having been jailed last July. The Codex Calixtinus was found wrapped in newspaper in a garage in Coruña after he confessed to the crime. The illuminated manuscript was formerly attributed to Pope Callixtus II, though it is now believed to have been the work of French scholar Aymeric Picaud.

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Stat of week Inflation is slowing according to the National Statistics Institute. Prices rose by 2.6 per cent year on year in January, the slowest rate since August.




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€19bn Santander write off

Bank sets aside cash to cover property and loan debt SPANISH banking giant Santander has had to write off nearly €19 billion for sour loans and failed property assets. That sent net profit down by 60 per cent last year as the bank made extra provision for bad debts.

The group said it put aside €12.7 billion for non-performing loans in Spain and another €6.1 billion for Spanish property exposure. Despite the write off, Santander remains one of the few Spanish banks not to ask for government help.

Cyber access big business FOR many, living without internet access would be like living in limbo. But only 32 per cent of adults in 148 countries could access the internet in 2011, a Gallup poll revealed, although this did not imply a home connection. In Spain, 70 per cent of adults had an internet connection and 62 per cent of Spanish homes had broadband in 2011, according to INE, Spain’s statistics office. And that means there is still huge potential for growth for internet providers in Spain. Internet access influences a nation’s productivity and economic strength. The greater the prosperity, the wider the internet access and greater the opportunity to buy and sell online.

Only 1 per cent of adults accessed the internet in Burundi, Haiti and Mali, three of the world’s poorest countries. In contrast, Sweden and Singapore topped the Gallup list with 93 per cent, followed by Denmark (92 per cent). In the US, the world’s largest economy, 80 per cent accessed the internet. So did 73 per cent of the Japanese and 77 per cent of Germans. Things were different in China – the world’s secondlargest economy – with 34 per cent. Russia and Brazil did better with a respective 51 and 40 per cent. India’s IT industry is booming but has a yawning gulf between rich and poor, just 3 per cent of the population could access the internet.

That left Santander with 73 per cent of its Spanish bad loans covered. The move meant the bank met the demands of new legislation forcing banks to set aside more money to cover bad property debt.

CASH ASIDE: Alfredo Saenz Abad, CEO, Santander bank.


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Easier to start MEN under 30 and women under 35 starting new businesses will pay €50 a month social security for six months, followed by a 30 per cent reduction for two years.

Small mercies INFLATION fell by three percentage points in January. Lower prices for electricity and fuel were responsible for the fall.

Tipping scales SPAIN’S balance of payments last November showed a surplus of €1,777.4 million, the widest margin since 1990. Underwritten at Lloyd’s of London

Piece of cake from Bimbo BIMBO could target neighbourhoods near schools with cut-price products approaching their sell-by date. Spain’s largest industrial baker has plans to market popular lines in areas easily able to absorb them, near schools and markets. It would only do so where the products would sell quickly, the company said.

Care would be taken not to provoke complaints from nearby businesses, it added. Chosen shops would need to conform to certain specifications and have authorisation to sell food products. Business-owners would also have to pay transport costs from Bimbo depots.


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The medical certificate for driving licence stays valid Q: RESIDENTS of Spain who continue to use a UK driving licence need to have a medical certificate, which is renewed every 10 years or five years, just like Spanish drivers, as you have You and the reported in earlier columns. Now I find various rumours Law in Spain By David Searl that the medical certificate for drivers lasts only THREE MONTHS. Can you tell me the correct position? DJ (e-mail) A: NOT to worry. If you obtain the medical certificate for drivers, it is valid for the next five or 10 years, depending on your age, when you must renew it in order to continue driving on your UK licence. The confusion arises because the certificate itself states it is valid for three months. This means only that, if you obtain the certificate and then do not apply for your licence or renewal within three months, you will have to obtain a new and up to date medical certificate. Many Spanish documents which are needed in order to obtain some other document, contain this three month limit. If you have your medical certificate and carry it with your UK driving licence, you are in compliance with Spanish law.

Early renewal of driving licence Q. My wife’s Spanish driving licence runs out in April. We are going to be in Australia during May and June. I know that it takes Trafico some time to process the new licence. Is it possible to apply for her new licence early? RC (e-mail) A. Yes, you can apply to renew your Spanish driving licence three months before the expiry date. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. or call 952 667 090.


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Olympics boost for companies COMPANIES that helped stage the Olympics will be able to use their games connections to promote their companies after stringent licensing rules were relaxed. Originally only official sponsors that paid millions of pounds were allowed to advertise their links. Now companies that worked on the London games can apply for licences to promote their Olympic role at trade fairs.


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ROYAL Dutch Shell’s profits fell 6 per cent in 2012, to $27bn (€19.8bn) as fourth-quarter earnings significantly undershot expectations due to a surprise

slump in exploration production profits.


£££ THE Johnnie Walker-to-Smirnoff vodka maker Diageo says its £1.3 billion (€1.5bn) deal for a majority stake in Indian drinks giant United Spirits should go through by March. Finance director Deirdre Mahlan said talks with an Indian regulator would not delay the acquisition.

Politicians fiddling while Rome continues to burn AN ex-treasurer of the Partido Popular (conservative) has stirred things up with his assertions that he paid ‘bonuses’ to the then leaders of the Spanish political party with money from ‘black’ contributions. Of course, the present PP leaders are strenuously denying any such payments in ‘cash, envelopes, or any other form,’ whilst the main opposition parties, PSOE (socialist) and Izquierda Plural, are baying for blood. The present PP leaders have announced, publicly and repeatedly, that the anticorruption policy of the party is that assertions will always be investigated and rooted-out. Maria Dolores de Cospedal, one of the two vice-presidents, has warned: “If you have taken part in any such activity, you will pay the price.” You’ll note, if you’ve been following this story, that up until now there is only the extreasurer’s word that any of this occurred, and one might be forgiven for asking how he could have paid out these ‘bonuses’ whilst at the same time allegedly accruing millions for himself, to be salted away in a secret Swiss account. Diverging for a moment, I wonder how many cases of corruption and fraud will come to light now that Swiss banks have begun to reveal their secrets. The opposition parties are

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demanding a full parliamentary commission to investigate the matter, whilst the PP for its part has announced that the party’s finances, in their entirety, will now be thrown open to an independent auditor. It goes on and on; accusations and denials, but to what purpose? The opposition is saying this will not do, and that the parliamentary commission is the only way forward if the truth is to come out, putting the government in the unenviable (and perhaps legally questionable) position of proving a negative! Do these politicians give even a passing thought to what they are doing, as distinct to what they were elected to do? The present PSOE and Izquierda Plural leaders, Alfredo Rubalcaba and Lara Cayo appear to be interested only in creating turmoil and blackening the reputations of their opposite numbers on the government benches. Understandable perhaps, but

CASH IN HAND: No envelopes of money handed over, claim PP party leaders. hardly representing their obligation to the country, which surely is to question, modify where possible and ameliorate, policies which they feel they have a right and a duty, to oppose. But look: if corruption, with its concomitant possible fraud, has really taken place, shouldn’t that be for the National Police and maybe the Guardia Civil to investigate? Crime is crime, after all. It’s possible that Luis Bárcenas, the ex-treasurer, did pay ‘bonuses’, creating a pool of accessories who would keep their mouths shut and thus conceal his real activity, which was to set up a personal Swiss account. Should this prove to be the case then no doubt there will be a number of long-retired politicians trembling in their boots. This opening of formerly-secret Swiss accounts could turn out to be a world-wide Pandora’s Box.

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FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL The new tax agreement between the UK and Switzerland is already reaping dividends for the Treasury. Within a month of it coming into force, HM Revenue & Customs has recouped £342 million in unpaid tax from Swiss banks. It started on 1st January this year and enables the British authorities to tax the income on assets held in Swiss financial institutions by UK taxpayers, even if the income is not declared. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced the payment in a statement on 29th January. Chancellor, George Osborne told the Commons that it was “the first time in our history that money due in taxes has flowed from Switzerland to the UK instead of the other way round”. This £342 million (500 million Swiss Francs) is just the first tranche of revenue. The Treasury calculates the deal will deliver around £5 billion of previously unpaid tax by 2018. £3.1 billion is expected in the 2013-14 tax year. Switzerland has a similar arrangement with Austria. In a statement on 31st December 2012 confirming the agreements would enter into force the following day, the Swiss Federal Government commented that all British and Austrian taxpayers with a bank account or securities deposit in Switzerland are affected. It also confirmed that similar



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Tax Revenues Start To Flow From Switzerland To UK by Bill Blevins, Financia l Correspondent, Blevins Franks

agreements are under way with Greece and Italy, and that other countries “both within and outside Europe” have shown an interest. It is quite possible that Spain will enter into a deal with Switzerland at some point in the future. Using Swiss banking secrecy to hide income and assets from the taxman is likely to have costly consequences one day. There are legitimate tax planning arrangements available here in Spain and you should seek advice from an experienced tax planning advisory firm like Blevins Franks on the best way to lower your tax liabilities. The UK-Swiss tax accord has four main components. (1) One-off levy. This retrospective tax of between 21% and 41% will be deducted on 31st May 2013, unless the account holder authorises his bank to disclose information to

HMRC. The exact rate will depend on the type of asset, how long the account has been open and the amount of capital. This will cover past unpaid tax. If funds are moved out of Switzerland before 31st May, the levy will be applied immediately. (2) Future withholding tax. This will be 48% on interest, 40% on dividends and 27% on capital gains, to be applied on all income, again unless the owner authorises disclosure. (3) Inheritance tax. When the holder of an undisclosed Swiss bank account dies, 40% will be deducted and paid to the UK Treasury. (4) Information requests. A set number can be submitted to the Swiss authorities each year and Swiss banks will be obliged to respond. Under the first three components, where the taxes are deducted at source the identities of the account owners remain anonymous and are not disclosed to the HMRC. This does not necessarily mean that they cannot be investigated or prosecuted. The Treasury described the information sharing arrangement as “a powerful new provision”. It goes further than the existing double tax

treaty and enables HMRC to submit up to 500 information exchange requests from the Swiss authorities each year. Swiss banks have to respond regardless of whether the individual consents or not. HMRC will only need name the suspected tax evader, it does not have to name their bank. On 29th January, David Gauke, exchequer secretary, said: “Offshore evasion costs the UK billions of pounds every year and we are determined to tackle it. One of the ways is through information exchange and this agreement makes it easier for HMRC to obtain information about UK taxpayers suspected of hiding money in Switzerland.” HMRC has warned that anyone who may have unpaid tax relating to Swiss assets should consider making a direct voluntary disclosure. This would bring their tax affairs up to date and provide certainty that they are in order. They may be able to use the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility if entry conditions are satisfied. This so called “Rubik” withholding tax concept was initially formulated by the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland to

protect Swiss banking secrecy against international moves towards automatic exchange of information. These agreements are seen as an attractive alternative by EU States with banking confidentiality, and may become a template for the future as a pragmatic way for governments to effectively collect tax. Austria has just agreed a similar tax package with Liechtenstein. The Swiss-UK tax deal was seen as a landmark agreement and is a reminder of how things can change. A few years ago this would not have been considered possible and Swiss banking secrecy seemed set in stone. For advice on effective and compliant tax planning in today’s world, speak to an established firm like Blevins Franks which specialises in bespoke tax planning for British expatriates. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual should take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website




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NET VOLUME 175.52 38.29 165.80 297.47 375.05 248.73 939.63 164.43 285.52 2,431.35 49.59 531.69 10,143.02 906.73 722.98 2,775.90 257.44 168.86



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IZ Card charge US shoppers could face paying a fee to shops for the privilege of using a credit card. Retailers settled a case with card companies winning the right to charge consumers who want to pay with plastic.

Profits leap HONDA’S profit jumped nearly 63 per cent as production picked-up after disruptions from natural disasters. Profits for the last quarter was 77.4 billion yen (€627million).

Income fall AMAZON saw net income fall 45 per cent, in its last quarter as higher revenue failed to keep up with increased spending.


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SEA CELLAR: Wine being aged underwater.

Sea change in wine fermenting BODEGAS Luis Perez is hoping to boost profits by taking a lesson from the ancient world. The Cadiz vineyard has started producing red wines aged in Roman-style amphorae. And instead of being kept in a cellar, the red wine has been stored submerged in the sea for one year. The first batch, limited to 50 amphorae, each costing €200, has gone on sale. The wine, called ‘Garum Submarino,’ is said to have the same characteristics as a fresh young wine.

Profit falls as group grows SWEDISH company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw profits fall 0.4 per cent in 2012 partly due to a decline in Spanish sales. H&M have a total of 146 outlets in Spain, opening 16 new shops and closing two others.

But despite the growth profits went down. At the end of the last fiscal year, they had opened 339 and closed 35 stores around the world, raising the group’s total number of shops to 2,776.




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UK economy is stagnating as euro grows stronger despite the crisis IT has been a terrible start to the year for the pound which has fallen against its major peers including the euro. In the UK the cost of living is increasing across the board, leaving most of us with much less to spend and consumers are still facing the squeeze of inflation rising more sharply than take home pay. In 2012, the gains in the pound have been a major drag on Britain’s export market further hampering growth. Sterling finished the year more than 5 per cent higher against the US Dollar, and finished also 2 per cent up on the euro from the start of the year. The move higher was down to a post-Olympic increase in Q3 GDP and higher inflation figures. The pound also managed to ride a trend of aggressive central bank action by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, which has

BAD NEWS: The pound has fallen against the euro. weakened the USD and Japanese Yen respectively and aided the pound. But it looks increasingly likely the Sterling bull has now run out of steam. This is highly evident with the start to 2013. The UK economy now seems stuck in a rut and it’s unlikely to see much growth in 2013. Government austerity measures,

coupled with the Bank of England’s reduced scope for further quantitative easing make it seem likely that 2013 could be a weak year for the pound. Adding to the potential misery for the pound is the positive outlook for the US economy which is expected to outperform a stagnating UK economy.

In Europe, the support from the ECB has been the key driver behind a renewed confidence in the euro and its periphery. This is reflected in a significant fall in the financing costs that is apparent throughout the periphery. The euro has posted impressive gains so far in 2013 following the perception that Europe has cleared significant tail risks and the ECB has moved away for now from a rate cut. The ECB is expected to be less aggressive in 2013 than the Fed and the BOJ which is also euro supportive. But wait! Euro supportive in the wider market: yes, but what about the right level of the euro for the eurozone economies? Are we seeing with the euro what we saw with the pound last year? Economic indicators are still mixed with Spain reporting yet another increase in unemployment in the last quarter of 2012 to 26.02 per cent. In real terms,

this means another 187,300 people joining the ranks of the unemployed… That’s hardly news which would make you think the currency of this economy is ready for, or can handle a sharp strengthening of its currency. The good work of the ECB and renewed confidence in the euro now point to a new problem: the single currency is strong, maybe too strong for the economies using it. That leads to loss of competitiveness for exporters at a time when we cannot really afford losing any market shares which are critical to the recovery plans of the zone… 10 per cent increase in the last six months against the Dollar and 25 per cent against the Yen! A strong euro is certainly good news for the US, Japanese and British markets as ironically this will boost their exports, but all at the expense of the eurozone and this alone is a real threat to any European recovery…

Get fit to boost the economy I AM currently recovering from exhaustion, a dose of humiliation and a hell of a good time. Thanks to a friend, I spent the past weekend in the village of Hornachuelos running a small crosscountry race. I’m A look not a seasoned at finance GET FIT: runner and only females for Help to started training a make week before the Jane Plunkett event, so needless us all to say, I didn’t jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. richer. com come first, or second, or third, or … well, report from the Davos I’ll just admit that I gave up World Econ-omic Forum before the end, after being taking place in Switzerland, passed by all the runners “healthy people create on my first lap of three. economic wealth”. Despite the rude According to Davos, awakening that I really sickness and disease are a need to train harder, it was drain on an economy, while great fun and it feels good fitness is the way to to be exercising. healthy, active and wealthy And also, according to a lives. Huge behavioural and

Loose change

cultural change is needed for people to start looking after their health, and therefore lessen the burden on the economy. The bottom line is that exercise makes many people feel good, it encourages people to stay healthy and it may give people the energy to go after the things they want in life. So let’s not wait to be pushed into a healthy lifestyle, get your trainers on and help make the economy richer!

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

Points check is vital for peace of mind IN the time between applying to change my UK driving licence for a Spanish one, I received a letter from the traffic authorities (DGT) informing me that I may have six points or less. As I had not lost any points since taking up residency, I showed the letter to my solicitor and was told “that is just a formality” and ignored it. On receiving my licence I decided to check my points via the DGT website and on doing so was astounded to find I had NIL POINTS and was therefore suspended from driving for six months. Luckily after a visit to the traffic office in Alicante the problem was diagnosed as a “computer error” and I was reinstated with 12 points. For anyone else swopping licences, check the points you have, otherwise you may be in a position where if stopped by police, you may be liable for arrest as a disqualified driver. Catral, (Alicante)

Metro dismay IT is disappointing that Málaga City Council is still obstructing progress on the metro by objecting to the sensible plan by the Junta to have the section from Guadalmedina to La Malagueta on the surface. This will be much cheaper and quicker to implement than continuing underground. The project has been taking far too long to complete and the mayor should be co-operating with the Regional Government to get the metro open and functioning. The metro vehicles are in any case trams of a type used at street level in many other Spanish cities, and the benefits they will bring to the city will be considerable. Peter J Owen, Fuengirola, Malaga

Facts on fat YOUR article ( Puppy fat Issue 1436) is misleading and falsely reassuring. I am aware of the American study referred to, but the truth is that most of the evidence that being overweight is beneficial


Snapped! By Terry Stacey, San Javier, (Murcia)

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TV listings Remember the kids’ character Where’s Wally? You had to hunt high and low to find him. Well, with your excellent paper getting bigger and bigger, it’s getting harder to find the TV guide. Last week, after frustratingly thumbing through 50 pages, I eventually found the first telly page. I feel you should tell readers where to find your TV guide, with some kind of index near the front of the newspaper. By the way, it’s great to have the local times for programmes, unlike some rivals who are too lazy to change the times from England, or don´t even have them. Margaret Anderson, Torreblanca Editor’s note: Great minds think alike! After planning re-introduction of a Page 2 Contents index from this week, we received this letter.

Two pilots having fun over our house in Santiago de la Ribera. I thought it unusual enough to share.


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for life expectancy, belongs to a much older age group than that of the ‘Puppy Fat’ generation. The problem is that what most lay people regard as ‘Puppy Fat’ is in a medical sense obesity, and obesity in babies, children or teenagers is detrimental to long term health and life expectancy. Neither parents nor teenagers can afford to be complacent about obesity, but neither should they aim to be stick thin, which is very bad for health. Any teenager who is unsure about where they are on the overweight/obesity scale should consult a health professional. For the obese, regular aerobic exercise can lesson the risk, whether or not they lose weight. Dr Geoff Hall, Alcalali (Alicante)

Super sales! IMAGINE my surprise when I returned a T-shirt given as a Christmas gift for exchange at a Malaga boutique because it was too small, only to be told by the assistant at the till when I returned with the bigger but same design shirt, that I had a further €14 credit as the shirt price was now reduced in the sales! Strange economic decision in these tough economic times, but appreciated. M Watson, Alora (Malaga)

Grammar police AT the risk of accusations of being a ‘grammar Nazi,’ I feel the need to question why the word ‘Spanish’ is often seen or heard being used as a noun to describe Spaniards. An example from your newspaper is ‘More than 1,600 Spanish applied [for an aupair job].’ The people are called Spaniards. The lower case ‘spanish’ is an adjective. Therefore to say ‘1,600 Spaniards’ or ‘1,600 spanish people’ would be correct. Ed Tarwinski, Marbella (Malaga) Editor’s note: Yes we feel corrected!

Help thanks I TAKE care of my mother, soon to be 102 years old. What home help we were receiving through the government has been frozen due to the crisis and I am finding it very difficult to care for her alone as she is very incapacitated. Age Care came to my rescue and volunteered to pay a month’s fee of €2,000 to a local elderly people’s home, which enabled me to visit my son and grandson and take a much needed break. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and generosity, because without them it wouldn't have been possible. Louise Dodge (By e-mail)

Hospital cheer I WOULD like to pass on my most sincere thanks to staff at Denia hospital. From the chirpy dinner lady and smiling cleaning personnel, to the straight faced doctors with their professional attitude and demeanour. Then there are the nurses that made my two week stay in hospital not only bearable, but may I say enjoyable! Their empathy and attitude towards the tasks required of them was superb. Carl Worley. Senija (Alicante)

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11:00pm - The Matrix Reloaded

The small band of rebels continues to hold out against the machines which have trapped the human race in a computer-generated existence.

12:20am The Brain Doctors 1:20am The Culture Show 1:50am Panorama 2:20am Wonderland 4:55am Gang Life Chronicling the toll that gang affiliation exacts on the Matondo and Cave families. 5:20am In My Shoes Childled documentary exploring the exciting and busy port of Rotterdam. 5:30am Children at Work Series looking at the everyday lives of children around the world who go to work.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm The Sky at Night 9:00pm The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide to the Universe 10:00pm Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown 11:00pm Lost Kingdoms of South America 12:00am Queens of British Pop Documentary celebrating female pop stars, singers and icons who have influenced British pop music. 1:05am The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank 2:05am The Sky at Night The team are at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to see how the sun affects our planet. 2:35am America on a Plate: The Story of the Diner 3:35am Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown

12:40am The Late Debate Alastair Stewart discusses what has been going on in Westminster with a panel of London MPs. 1:05am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Tonight What would you do if someone collapsed in the street in front of you? 4:25am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

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12:50am Random Acts A diver takes the short-form arts strand on a wild animated journey. 12:55am The Undateables Looking for love can be tricky, but some find it harder than others. 1:55am Too Poor for Posh School? London's elite Harrow School is one of the world's most famous private schools. 2:55am Dispatches 3:25am Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters 4:20am Time Team 5:15am Deal or No Deal

1:40am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am House Doctor Ann Maurice presents more home improvements for properties that are proving difficult to sell. 5:25am House Doctor Ann Maurice presents more home improvements for properties that are proving difficult to market. 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

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1:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm The Sheriffs are Coming 12:45pm Cowboy Trap 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:45pm Only Fools and Horses

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12:25am Reign of Fire 2:00am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:05am BBC News

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6:00am Same But Different 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am The Sheriffs are Coming 8:45am Cowboy Trap 9:15am Show Me the Monet 10:00am Antiques Roadshow Fiona Bruce looks back on another vintage year for the Antiques Roadshow. 11:00am Question Time 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics Andrew Neil with the latest political news, interviews and debate. 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Reel History of Britain

4:15pm Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey 5:15pm Life on Earth 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland 8:00pm Railway Walks 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm Mastermind John Humphrys asks the questions as four contenders take the walk to the black chair. 9:30pm Masterchef: The Professionals Michel's Classics 10:00pm Monty Don's French Gardens Monty Don visits some of the most famous and interesting gardens in France. 11:00pm QI Quiz show. Stephen Fry looks at jam, jelly and juice. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Mishal Husain.

12:00am The Review Show 12:50am The Painted Veil China 1925. A reserved young doctor falls for an attractive socialite. 2:45am Question Time David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from Stirling.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm The Prince and the Composer: A Film About Hubert Parry by HRH the Prince of Wales Sir Hubert Parry is simultaneously one of Britain's best-known and least-known composers. 10:00pm When Albums Ruled the World Documentary looking at the history of the pop music album. 11:30pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here 12:30am The Doors - The Story of LA Woman 1:30am Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10 3:00am When Albums Ruled the World Documentary looking at the history of the pop music album. 4:30am Sounds of the 70s

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4:25am ITV Nightscreen service. 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. 1:30pm Loose Women More lunchtime chat and fun. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Steve Scott with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:15am Deal or No Deal 6:10am Countdown 6:55am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 1:35pm Kirstie's Vintage Gems 1:55pm The Desperadoes 3:40pm Countdown

Channel 5 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 9:30am Milkshake Monkey 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Croc Man 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Person of Interest


4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Great Night Out 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Birds

1:50am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Psycho 5:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

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11:35pm - The Birds 4:30pm Face the Clock 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 9:00pm First Time Farmers 10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 10:30pm The Last Leg 11:00pm Paddy's TV Guide 11:50pm Rude Tube

12:50am The New Normal 1:15am Random Acts 1:20am 2 Broke Girls 1:45am Happy Endings 2:10am Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 2:35am Bob's Burgers 2:55am Glory Daze 3:40am Smallville 4:20am St. Elsewhere Doctors Axelrod and Fiscus are California dreamin' at a medical convention. 5:10am Deal or No Deal

4:15pm Deadliest Sea 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Rory and Will: Champions of the World 9:00pm Ice Road Truckers 10:00pm Bad Boys II

12:50am Campus Pd Documentary series following police officers on the beat in American college towns. 12:55am Inside Hollywood 1:05am Super Casino 5:00am Motorsport Mundial The latest motor racing action from around the world. 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Airline USA 7:30am Airline USA 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Road Wars 10:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Road Wars 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Got to Dance 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am Spartacus: Vengeance 2:30am Spartacus: Vengeance

3:45am Cop Squad 4:35am Crash Test Dummies 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:30am Prom 7:15am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 7:45am Down to Earth 9:15am Arthur 11:05am Jack and Jill 12:40pm Wreck-it Ralph Special 1:10pm Tower Heist 3:00pm The Dilemma 5:00pm Sweet Home Alabama 7:00pm Arthur 9:00pm Jack and Jill 10:35pm Tower Heist 12:25am Project X 1:55am The Pool Boys 3:25am Love and Other Drugs 5:20am Good Burger

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:20am The Age of Innocence 6:40am The Top Ten Show 2013

7:00am Like Dandelion Dust 8:45am Oscar Nominations 2013 Special 9:05am The Tempest 11:00am You May Not Kiss the Bride 12:45pm Big Miracle 2:40pm Mother and Child 4:50pm Anonymous 7:05pm Big Miracle 9:00pm My Week with Marilyn 10:45pm The Help 1:15am Welcome to the Rileys 3:15am The Butcher's Wife 5:05am The Tempest

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:55am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 6:30am Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special 7:00am The Top Ten Show 2013 7:20am Priest 8:50am The Avengers Special 9:20am White Men Can't Jump 11:20am The Recruit 1:20pm The Day After Tomorrow 3:30pm Independence Day

6:00pm Hanna 8:00pm Killer Elite 10:00pm The Day After Tomorrow 12:10am Independence Day 2:40am Battle: Los Angeles 4:40am Rush Hour

TCM 6:00am The Rounders 7:35am Gunsmoke 8:40am Gunsmoke 9:45am Big Jim Mclain 11:25am Darby's Rangers 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Rio Lobo 6:10pm Rio Conchos 8:10pm A Kiss Before Dying 10:00pm Showdown in Little Tokyo 11:30pm Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever 1:15am The Boston Strangler 3:10am Showdown in Little Tokyo 4:30am Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

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HOUGH she doesn’t have any children, of Irishdescent but Mallorca-born Rebba McShane feels most children “are much more spoilt than in the past, though Spanish children are far much more fussy and spoilt, especially when it comes to food.” Costa del Sol based Javier Marqueda finds British children in general are quieter, well mannered and less fussy. “Both Spanish and English parents appear to apply discipline in an equal manner,” says the Banalmadena resident. Layla Vilchez who works alongside Javier at children’s parties agreed that English children are less fussy and better behaved. “Although I disagree in that the parent’s disciplinary manner is equal. The British are much stricter.” Meanwhile Montserrat Berges from Altea believes children are much the same the world over. “If they are picky eaters and misbehave, that is generally the fault of their parents whatever their nationality.”


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STREET TALK The fussiest young eaters in Europe are British toddlers, and are also the worst behaved, a recent UK report indicated.

But what do national and expatriates feel, and how do they compare to Spanish children? EWN newsdesk reports.

Just who are the fussiest young eaters

Claire Daye-Gretton Malaga bed shop owner Immaculada Carrasco says she has seen many children’s

Javier Maqueda tantrums, but identifies with the different way the Spanish and British hand out discipline.

Rebba McShane “A British child having a tantrum on the shop floor will be ignored, whereas a

Spaniard gets a smack,” she said. The report findings does not surprise primary school teacher Claire DayeGretton from Lincolnshire in the UK said she was not surprised by the issue of fussy eating habits. “I agree and I blame the parents. They think it is an easy option to give them food straight from the freezer. I teach children aged four who don’t know that chips come from potatoes!” Valencia based Diana Charles of Catral believes each child is different when it comes to eating. “You cannot say it is a British thing. I have two children and one is a very fussy eater and one eats anything, and yet they were both fed the same as babies.” For Philip Dunne from Alicante his seven-year-old daughter was introduced to all sorts of foods as a child and happily ate whatever was put in front of her, whereas his son turns his nose up at most foods not on the ‘typical children’s menu.”





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2:05am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen 12:30pm The Good Cook 1:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 1:05pm Regional News 1:10pm Weather The latest weather information. 1:15pm Football Focus A look ahead to this weekends football action with interviews, expert opinions and highlights. 2:00pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 3:00pm Six Nations Rugby Union

4.00pm - midnight 5:30pm Six Nations Rugby Union Action from the Six Nations Trophy. 8:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 8:10pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:15pm Weather The latest weather information. 8:20pm Britain's Brightest 9:20pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 10:10pm Casualty 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:15pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:20pm Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action.

5:30pm Final Score 6:30pm A Culture Show Special 7:30pm Dad's Army 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Natural World 10:00pm Howard Goodall's Story of Music 11:00pm Dancing on the Edge Drama set in the early 1930s, following a black jazz band in London at a time of extraordinary change.

5:10am Deal or No Deal 6:05am Countdown 6:50am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:10am The Hoobs How can Hoobs disguise themselves to look like someone else? 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 9:00am The Morning Line 9:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:55am Frasier 11:25am Frasier 11:55am The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:25pm The Secret Millionaire 2:30pm Channel 4 Racing

7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:05pm How Do They Do It? 12:40pm Police Interceptors Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in Essex. 1:40pm Dangerous Drivers' School 2:40pm Stranger with My Face

4:25pm The Secret of My Succe$s 6:30pm Local News and Weather 6:40pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 9:05pm Take Me Out 10:20pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:20pmITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Knocked Up

4:55pm Come Dine with Me 5:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm Come Dine with Me Dance fanatic Mandy Wong hosts a Latin dance fever evening with an Asian-inspired menu. 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:25pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:50pm 7:55pm Crocodile Dundee II 10:00pm World Without End 11:05pm Kiss the Girls Disturbing thriller about the hunt for a killer known only as Casanova - who has kidnapped a number of women and murdered two of them. When a detective's niece goes missing, he is drawn into a complex and highly personal investigation. The local police are unappreciative of his efforts, but his niece manages to escape with valuable information about the killer.

4:25pm My Neighbour's Secret 6:10pm Two Mules for Sister Sara 8:20pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:25pm NCIS A team of special agents, operating outside the military chain of command, must investigate any crime with pieces of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. 9:10pm NCIS 10:00pm Law and Order American police and legal drama series set in New York. 11:00pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Drama series about an elite force based in New York which investigates sexually oriented crimes. 11:55pm Law and Order: Criminal Intent From the award winning Law and Order family, comes this outstanding companion legal crime drama - Criminal Intent. This unique series integrates an additional psychological dimension into the storyline by exposing major crimes from the criminal's perspective.

1:20am Porky's 3:05am The Confession 3:10am Hollyoaks Omnibus 5:15am Smallville Drama series following the teenage years of the future Superman, Clark Kent. 5:55am Countdown

12:50am Inside Hollywood 2013 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

1:50am Jackpot247 4:00am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program. 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

12:35am Milk

8:00pm Lost Land of the Volcano Documentary series combining remarkable wildlife discoveries with high action adventure. 9:00pm Treasures of Ancient Rome 10:00pm Spiral 10:55pm Spiral 11:45pm When Albums Ruled the World 1:15am Chas and Dave: Last Orders 2:15am London Songs at the BBC 3:15am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 3:45am Treasures of Ancient Rome

5:00pm - Futurama

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5:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 12:20pm Saturday Cookbook 1:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:20pm Murder, She Wrote Drama series about a sleuthing writer who solves murder mysteries. 2:20pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 3:25pm Dinner Date Dating show with a twist.



8:00pm Merlin The fantasy adventure romp based on the legend of King Arthur continues. 8:45pm Doctor Who Science fiction series about the adventures of an alien time-traveller, known as The Doctor. 9:35pm Superman Returns 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about family life. 12:20am Family Guy Animated comedy about family life. 12:40am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:02am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:25am World's Craziest Fools Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world. 1:55am Way to Go 2:25am Pramface 2:55am The Year of Making Love 3:55am Being Human

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7:00pm - Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Starring Emma Thompson

12:40am The Football League Show Highlights from the day's Football League games. 1:55am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.



7:00am Preview 8:10am Great British Menu 8:40am Great British Menu 9:10am Great British Menu 9:40am Great British Menu 10:10am Great British Menu 10:40am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 11:00am A History of Britain by Simon Schama 12:00pm Meet the Ancestors! 12:30pm Map Man: William Smith's Geological Map of England and Wales 1:00pm Indian Food Made Easy 1:30pm Mastermind 2:00pm University Challenge 2:30pm The Taming of the Shrew 4:30pm The Mary Berry Story



Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Airline USA 8:30am Luton Airport 9:00am Luton Airport 9:30am Lion Man 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Got to Dance 1:30pm Got to Dance 2:00pm Got to Dance 2:30pm Got to Dance 3:00pm Got to Dance 3:30pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 4:00pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 4:30pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Wreck-it Ralph Special 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm John Bishop's Only Joking

8:30pm The Bachelor King 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm The Bodyguard


1:15pm Thor 3:15pm The Avengers Special 3:45pm Green Lantern

1:25am An Idiot Abroad 2:25am Cop Squad 3:20am Night Cops 4:15am Night Cops 5:05am Crash Test Dummies

5:05am The Tempest 7:00am Beautiful Wave 8:45am I.Q. 10:30am The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12:40pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 3:00pm Captain Corelli's Mandolin

5:45pm X-Men: First Class 8:00pm Fantastic Four 10:00pm Thor

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:20am Good Burger 7:00am Without a Paddle 8:45am American Pie 10:25am Mean Girls 12:05pm American Pie 2 1:50pm Wild Hogs 3:30pm Without a Paddle 5:10pm Mean Girls 6:50pm What Women Want 9:00pm American Pie 10:40pm American Pie 2 12:30am Jackass: The Movie 2:05am Jackass 3.5 3:35am Wild Hogs 5:15am Evolution

5:15pm Jane Eyre 7:20pm Like Crazy 9:00pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 11:10pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 1:30am Girl, Interrupted 3:40am The Company Men 5:30am I.Q.

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Rush Hour 6:30am War Horse Sky Movies Special 7:00am Batman and Robin 9:10am X-Men: First Class 11:25am Fantastic Four

12:00am Green Lantern 2:00am Batman 4:10am Batman Returns

TCM 6:00am A Kiss Before Dying 7:45am Gunsmoke 8:50am Gunsmoke 9:55am Rio Conchos 11:55am Rio Lobo 2:05pm The Shop around the Corner 4:00pm The Omega Man 5:55pm Kings Go Forth 8:05pm The Thomas Crown Affair 10:00pm Breakdown 11:50pm Badlands 1:40am The Breakdown



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A weekly focus aimed at keeping expatriate readers informed on various aspects of Life in Spain

By Gabrielle Devon

Tying the knot in Spain can be a red tape tangle IF you have made Spain your home and are planning to get married, you may want to do so here. But just how do you go about it? To help you through the red tape it is worth finding out if your town hall has a foreign residents’ department. Often they can help you through the process in your own language. Contact the relevant authority (town hall/registry office/court/religious authority) where you are planning to hold the wedding, to find out which documents they require. Civil marriages Applications must be made to the Civil Registry, district court or town hall where the marriage is to be held. It may take some time to get an appointment and for paperwork to be processed, so contact them as soon as possible. Religious marriages Requirements vary according to the denomination and area. Religious marriages are legal under Spanish law, but to obtain an official marriage certificate, the marriage must subsequently be registered with the local civil authorities. It is important to confirm that the officiator of the marriage is licensed and check

Here are a few words you may need to get married in Spain. Casarse – To get married Quiero casarme – I want to get married Boda – wedding Empadronamiento – Registration at town hall Ayuntamiento – Town/City Hall Registro Civil – Registry Office Juzgado – Court Iglesia – Church Religioso - Religious Documentos – Paperwork Cita – Appointment Oficiar – Officiate Certificado – Certificate Estado civil – Marital Status Traductor jurado – Sworn Translator

whether they will register the marriage on your behalf or provide the paperwork to do so yourselves. Marriage Banns This is an Informative Note you may need to submit to the Spanish Civil Registry. There are two versions: one for those who have given Notice of Marriage at a British Consulate in Spain or in another country and another for those who have given Notice of Marriage in the UK. Documents issued by British Consulates in Spain Certificate of Marital Status You may require a document to confirm your current marital status. To obtain it you will need to ask a solicitor to draw up a declaration to bring to the Consulate printed on their headed paper. You will need to swear and sign it in front of the consular officer. Certificate of No Impediment To obtain the certificate, which confirms there is no reason why you can’t marry, you will need to publish your banns. Check with your local Spanish civil registry if you require this, and visit the following site. Proof of previous or current address in the UK The Spanish civil registry requires proof of where you have been living during the last two years. If you have not been registered two full years at your Spanish town hall, or if you are not resident in Spain but are marrying someone who is or a Spanish national, you will need it. Consular Registration Letter It is not obligatory to register at the nearest British Consulate, however, if the Spanish authorities insist you submit proof of registration your nearest British Consulate will be able to provide it. Documents obtained elsewhere UK life event certificates British Birth-Death-Marriage certificates, recently issued, legalised and translated, and copies of British Divorce decrees can be obtained from

the General Register Office in the UK. tes/default.asp. Certificado de Empadronamiento (Town Hall Registration Certificate) Registering on your local ‘Padron’ is a process which varies from one town to another, but proof of identity, your NIE number and either the title deeds or rental contract to your house are needed. Registering is a fast process, but normally, you have to wait about a month until you can request the certificate, so do this well in advance. Translation of documents British birth/death/marriage/divorce certificates may need translating by an official, or sworn, translator. Sworn translators registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: o/Tablondeanuncios/InterpretesJurad os/Documents/2012DICIEMBRE_IIJJ. pdf.


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WEDDINGS: Getting married in Spain.

Facing a road-side breath test DRIVERS cannot refuse to take a breathalyser test. If they do so they can be accused of committing a crime of serious disobedience which can lead to between six months and a year in prison, as well as a driving ban of between one and four years. Pedestrians can also be asked to take a test if involved in a road accident. However, after the first test, 10 minutes must pass before a second one is carried out to confirm the result. The driver has the right to: - Have someone else present to check that 10 minutes have passed between tests. - Appeal the results. - Demand a blood test to confirm a breathalyser test. What are the permitted alcohol levels? For an experienced driver (holder of a licence for more than one year): 0.25 milligrammes of

alcohol per litre of air and 0.5 grammes per litre of blood. New driver (held a licence for less than one year): 0.15mg/l of air and 0.3g/l of blood. Professional driver (for example a bus/taxi driver): 0.15mg/l of air and 0.3g/l of blood. For an experienced male driver weighing approximately 70kg, the maximum would be two normal strength 33cl cans of beer, twoand-a-half glasses of wine or two glasses of whisky. However, alcohol levels can also depend on: - What you drink - How fast you drink - Whether you have eaten - Weight - Gender - Age (alcohol has worse effects on those under 25 and over 60).





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2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast 8:35am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts. 11:00am The Big Questions A series of moral, ethical and religious debates on topical issues. 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:25pm Countryfile 2:25pm Call the Midwife 3:25pm Six Nations Rugby Union

4.00pm - midnight 6:00pm Africa The Future. 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:20pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:25pm Weather The latest weather information. 7:30pm Blandings 8:00pm Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 9:00pm Call the Midwife Drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, giving an insight into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in London's East End during the 1950s. 10:00pm The British Academy Film Awards

12:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:15am Regional News All the latest local news. 12:20am Weather The latest weather information. 12:25am Room 101 1:05am Celebrity Apprentice USA 2:25am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Red Carpet 8:30pm Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave Wallace and Gromit stumble on a sheep rustling plot, masterminded by a very dangerous dog. 9:00pm National Treasure A treasure hunter finds the map to a secret war chest hidden by America's Founding Fathers. 11:00pm Being Human Contemporary supernatural drama about George and Mitchell, a pair of perennial outsiders. 12:00am People Like Us 1:00am Family Guy 1:22am Family Guy Animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of American family life. 1:45am Being Human 2:45am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:45am People Like Us 4:45am Great Movie Mistakes 2011


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7:00am Preview 8:15am Rachel and The Stranger 9:45am Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Plantswoman Carol Klein shares with us a year in her garden at Glebe Cottage in North Devon. 10:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 1:00pm EastEnders Omnibus A round-up of the week's events from Albert Square. 2:55pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 3:40pm Natural World

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 7:00am CITV 10:25am House Guest in the Sun 11:20am 60 Minute Makeover The team has just one hour to transform a home with a design makeover. 12:20pm May the Best House Win 1:20pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:25pm Dickinson's Real Deal Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them? 2:25pm Rosemary and Thyme Lighthearted drama series about a pair of gardening enthusiasts turned amateur sleuths.

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:10am The Hoobs Groove's built something in the night, but he was too tired to decorate it. 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am Will and Grace 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:00pm The Big Bang Theory 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:55pm The Big Bang Theory 2:25pm The Simpsons 2:55pm The Simpsons 3:25pm Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

8:55am Little Princess 9:05am Milkshake Monkey 9:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:20am Mio Mao 9:25am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am Toby's Travelling Circus 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Samurai 11:35am Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Inside Hollywood 12:20pm Once Upon a Time 1:15pm Winter Road Rescue 2:15pm The Witches

4:40pm The Mary Berry Story Intimate two-part documentary telling the story of cookery writer and broadcaster Mary Berry. 5:40pm Songs of Praise 6:15pm In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World 7:15pm Ski Sunday Coverage of winter sports events. 8:00pm Food and Drink 8:30pm Open All Hours A visit to the Yorkshire cornershop with the vicious till where Arkwright and Granville fight an endless battle to sell their customers everything they need - and some things they don't. It's the classic comedy as English as afternoon tea, with just a slightly saucy edge. Arkwright needs an ailment to get the attention of the buxom Nurse Gladys who he feels has been neglecting him. 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Wonders of Life 11:00pm Match of the Day 2 Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action.

4:00pm Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 6:50pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:15pm Dancing on Ice 8:45pm All Star Family Fortunes 9:30pm Dancing on Ice 10:00pm Mr Selfridge 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:15pm Duplicity

5:25pm Time Team 6:25pm Deal or No Deal 7:25pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm The Political Slot 8:05pm Come Dine with Me 9:00pm The Hotel 10:00pm Die Hard 4.0

4:05pm While You Were Sleeping 6:05pm The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Family adventure. 8:10pm Inside the Titanic 9:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 10:00pm Person of Interest American crime drama. 11:00pm Piranha Elizabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Brook, Eli Roth.

12:00am Dancing on the Edge 1:05am Six Nations Highlights 1:50am Holby City 2:50am Being Eileen Family comedy series following the lives of the Lewis clan, who are back home in Birkenhead following their trip to Lapland.

1:30am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 2:25am The Store 3:55am Monk Crime drama series about a private police consultant with an obsessive-compulsive disorder. 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:35am Changing Lanes 2:15am The Last Mitterand 4:15am Coming Up 4:45am St. Elsewhere 5:30am Deal or No Deal

12:50am Red Water 2:30am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am HouseBusters 5:25am Divine Designs 5:50am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties.

BBC4 8:00pm Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Garden 9:00pm Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls Historian and Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Dr Lucy Worsley, immerses herself in the world of Restoration England, exploring the lives of the women of the period. 10:00pm Queen: Days of Our Lives 11:00pm Queen: Days of Our Lives 12:00am Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me 1:00am Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here 2:00am The Doors - The Story of LA Woman 3:00am Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10 4:30am Sounds of the 70s


11:15pm - Duplicity Film with Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giamatti.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Luton Airport 8:30am Luton Airport 9:00am Wreck-it Ralph Special 9:30am John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00am Road Wars 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Futurama 1:30pm Futurama 2:00pm Futurama 2:30pm Futurama 3:00pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 3:30pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 4:00pm Chris and Wes: Lets Do This 4:30pm A League of Their Own 5:00pm A League of Their Own 5:30pm A League of Their Own 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Got to Dance 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Glee

10:00pm Hawaii Five-0 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

2:05am Fright Night 3:55am Swingers

Captain America: The First Avenger 3:15pm Batman Begins

12:00am Cop Squad 1:00am Cop Squad 2:00am Cop Squad 3:00am Night Cops 4:00am Night Cops 5:00am Crash Test Dummies


5:40pm Spider-Man 7:45pm Spider-Man 2 10:00pm Captain America: The First Avenger

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:15am Evolution 7:00am Little Nicky 8:45am Take Me Home Tonight 10:30am Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 12:10pm Oscar Nominations 2013 Special 12:25pm Road Trip 2:00pm The Sitter 3:35pm The 40 Year Old Virgin 5:35pm Little Nicky 7:20pm Dodgeball: Underdog Story 9:00pm The Sitter 10:30pm Road Trip



12:05am The 40 Year Old Virgin

5:30am I.Q. 7:10am A Valentine's Date 8:40am Secondhand Lions 10:40am Our Family Wedding 12:30pm One Day 2:20pm The Descendants 4:20pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 6:10pm A Little Bit of Heaven 8:00pm Secondhand Lions 10:00pm The Descendants 12:00am Legends of the Fall 2:20am Purple Rain 4:20am The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Special 4:50am The Fighting Temptations

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:00am Batman 8:50am SpiderMan 10:55am Spider-Man 2 1:05pm

12:10am Batman Begins 2:35am Batman Forever 4:40am Batman

TCM 8:10am The Thomas Crown Affair 10:05am Kings Go Forth 12:15pm The Omega Man 2:05pm Calamity Jane 4:00pm Yellow Sky 5:55pm Cattle King 7:40pm The Searchers 10:00pm Hell on Wheels 11:00pm Deadwood 12:05am The Newton Boys 2:20am City Heat 4:00am The Newton Boys


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Donation a mere drop in ocean for brand Becks LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT would impress me even more would be for the whole thing to have been done anonymously. No chance of that of course. On the relentless road to knighthood, acts of generosity need to be as publicly aired as possible. To me the whole thing reeks of more plotting on route to Posh’s pout outside the palace, one leg placed delicately in

Barbie cafe in the pink TOY makers Mattel have opened the first Barbie Doll themed cafe in Taiwan. Decorated in bright pink.

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BRAND BECKHAM: Is donating all his French wages to charity one big PR stunt? front of the other as her David dangles his ultimate accolade for all the world to see. Lord and Lady Beckham. The mind boggles. While we’re on the subject of football, which we are sort of, I could hardly believe my ears when a friend informed me that football songs ie I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Penny Arcade and Fields of Athen Rye, are now banned from many bar Karaoke sessions. Apparently they've been

provoking arguments and even violence among the customers. You really couldn’t make it up. I used to think the quote football is ‘a game played by morons for morons’ a little unfair. The more I see of the so called ‘beautiful game’ with its supporters and participants in this day and age, the more I’m convinced this particular quote could be right on the button. Keep the faith. Love Leapy.

HIGH school students in New Jersey, US, have set a new Guinness World Record, popping 8,000 square feet of bubble wrap in just two minutes.


’M sorry; I just can’t get my head around the euphoric adulation following Beckham’s decision to donate all his ‘French wages’ to charity. Personally I think it is a cynical PR exercise in the worst possible taste. I simply can’t stand people who use charity as a way of gaining personal publicity and this particular manoeuvre reeks of it. I’ve no doubt the recipients of the £3m (€3.46m) in question will be highly grateful. But frankly, to the phenomenally wealthy ‘Brand Beckham’ the amount is a mere pittance. The free publicity they have already received would itself run into millions were they paying for it. And of course, what has not exactly made the popular headlines is the vast income that will be generated by the accompanying marketing exercises. A lavishly oiled money making machine that is no doubt in full overdrive as we speak. Beckham’s slice of this huge amount of earnings will dwarf the paltry £3 million he is ‘so generously’ forfeiting from his wage packet. No, what would impress me would be for Beckham to donate his entire income for the three months in question. Now wouldn’t that be something? What


Crocs flee FIFTEEN THOUSAND crocodiles have escaped from a South African farm. The dangerous reptiles fled after heavy flooding forced gates open.





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2:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited Nadia Sawalha catches up with previous Wanted Down Under families. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Cowboy Trap 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Perfection 5:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Inside Out 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama Inside Barclays: Banking on Bonuses 10:00pm Penguin Spy in the Huddle 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm Being Eileen

12:05am Blandings 12:35am The Graham Norton Show 1:20am Thirteen Days 3:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:45am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Junior Doctors 10:00pm Year of Making Love 11:00pm World's Craziest Fools 11:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of American family life. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about US family life. Peter convinces Brian to move in with Jillian. 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am World's Craziest Fools 2:00am Year of Making Love 3:00am People Like Us 3:55am Junior Doctors


7:00am Preview 7:10am Homes Under the Hammer 8:10am The Sheriffs are Coming 8:55am Cowboy Trap 9:25am Show Me the Monet 10:10am Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 11:05am Robbed, Raided and Reunited 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm Six Nations Rugby Highlights 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Reel History of Britain

4:15pm Two Greedy Italians 5:15pm Life on Earth 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Food and Drink 10:00pm Dancing on the Edge 11:00pm Mock the Week...Again 11:30pm Newsnight

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8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. 9:00pm Decisive Weapons the Bayonet: Cold Steel. 9:30pm Britain on Film 10:00pm Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War 11:00pm Storyville Series showcasing the best in international documentaries. 12:00am Bullets, Boots and Bandages: How to Really Win at War 1:00am Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown 2:00am Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self Portraits 3:30am Britain on Film Country Living. 4:00am Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War

4:40am ITV Nightscreen 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:25am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Lewis 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Agenda

Channel 5

5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier Frasier and Niles attempt to outdo each other with their gifts for Martin's 65th birthday. 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss USA 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm River Cottage Veg Heroes 1:35pm Rio Grande 3:40pm Countdown

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 9:30am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Croc Man 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

4:30pm Face the Clock Rory Bremner challenges six contestants to answer questions against The Clock. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Mitzeee is horrified to learn the full extent of Carl's plans. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Wild Things 10:00pm My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine 11:00pm Black Mirror

4:15pm Disney Shorts Animated antics with Pluto. 4:20pm They Come Back Eerie suspense drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Rory and Will: Champions of the World Entertaining documentary series. 9:00pm Police Interceptors 10:00pm Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters

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12:20am Wonders of Life 1:20am Film 2013 1:50am Who Do You Think You Are? 5:00am Ask Lara 5:10am Ask Lara 5:20am Ask Lara 5:35am Ask Lara 5:45am Ask Lara


Channel 4

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12:40pm - Red Riding Hood

12:05am Monk Crime drama series about a private police consultant with an obsessivecompulsive disorder. 1:00am Jackpot247 4:00am Champions League Weekly 4:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am My Daughter the Teenage Nudist 1:15am The Shooting Gallery Channel 4's zone for great short films. 2:10am Supersize v Superskinny 3:05am Scandal Huck quickly determines that Amanda Tanner was kidnapped. 3:50am Mesh 3:55am Get Your House in Order 4:50am How to Look Good Naked 5:45am Deal or No Deal

12:55am Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed Documentary series featuring neverbefore-seen footage of iconic figures from the 1960s. 1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am House Doctor Homeimprovement series. 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Road Wars 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Got to Dance 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Arrow 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Spartacus: War of the Damned 12:15am Cop Squad 1:15am Road Wars 2:15am Road Wars 3:15am

Night Cops 4:05am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:35am Beavis and Butt-head Do America 7:00am Wild Cherry 8:30am Shanghai Knights 10:25am Chalet Girl 12:05pm The Terminal 2:15pm A Thousand Words 4:00pm How Do You Know 6:00pm Shanghai Noon 8:00pm Shanghai Knights 10:00pm A Thousand Words 11:40pm The Dilemma 1:35am Love and Other Drugs 3:30am Wild Cherry 5:00am House Arrest

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:50am The Fighting Temptations

7:00am Footloose 9:00am The Candidate 11:00am Love, Wedding, Marriage 12:40pm Red Riding Hood 2:25pm This Means War 4:10pm War Horse 6:40pm Footloose Special 7:00pm Footloose 9:00pm This Means War 10:45pm Shakespeare in Love 12:50am The Stepford Wives 2:35am Losing Isaiah 4:30am Lady Jane

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Batman 6:30am X-Men: First Class Special 7:00am Jaws 3 8:45am Basic 10:30am Twister 12:30pm X-Men: First Class 2:45pm Hellboy 5:00pm The Eagle 7:00pm Broken Arrow 9:00pm X-Men: First Class 11:15pm Hellboy

1:35am Species 3:30am Species II 5:15am In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers

TCM 6:00am Calamity Jane 7:55am Yellow Sky 9:50am Cattle King 11:35am The Searchers 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Battle Circus 5:50pm Twelve O'clock High 8:20pm The King and Four Queens 10:00pm Bad Girls 11:55pm Moulin Rouge! 2:15am Bad Girls 3:55am Moulin Rouge!

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OME New York restaurants have banned diners from photographing their meals because they feel it’s distracting and spoils ‘the ambiance.’ I suppose, then, it’ll be only a matter of time before the same ban hits UK restaurants. Now, there are many Brits who don’t understand this need to take pictures of food. The last thing they want is to see them plastered all over Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Who cares what others eat? They think the only people who need such pictures are food magazine writers and cookbook authors. However, what’s the difference between people taking photos of their food or people taking photos of one another? It’s all about documenting a memorable occasion. And for the restaurant it’s free advertising. How isn’t that positive for any restaurant? Incidentally, UK charities and police report a surprising increase in the number of people shoplifting basic groceries from supermarkets.


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Restaurants’ ban on food photos a silly overreaction So a tale of two halves here? Those who photograph their meals and those who steal them. And still on the subject of food, much has been written about the late movie director Michael Winner, latterly restaurant critic (‘Winner’s Dinners’) for Sunday the Times. How he was the bane of restauraNORA JOHNSON teurs for his A Costa del Sol resident for a number of PHOTO BAN: Taking photos of food can be allegedly years, Nora is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To outrageous seen as free advertising for a restaurant. comment on any of the issues raised in behaviour. A her column, go to friend of mine, Now, I remember several occasions nora-johnson former chefnever spoke when I was seated nearby – owner of a top to Michael he at his favourite table - at Kensington restaurant who nor do I wish to namedrop, the Ivy restaurant in London. On one occasion years ago, now runs a Michelin-starred after all nobody could excel restaurant in his own country the master in this respect the large table next to his was house hotel, dreaded the (‘Marlon Brando’ clunk! ‘Faye occupied by Britney Spears Dunaway’ thud!). However, I and an increasingly noisy inevitable visit.

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group of friends. During the course of the evening, these friends repeatedly jumped up and sloped past Michael’s table presumably to the lavatories. Michael didn’t comment, let alone flash his napkin. In fact, unlike the behaviour of Britney, who clearly relished the attention she and her guests were attracting, he kept as low a profile as possible. The model guest. Totally unlike the picture painted of him. RIP Michael in foodie heaven. They don’t make them like you anymore!

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3:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited Nadia Sawalha catches up with previous Wanted Down Under families. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Cowboy Trap 1:13pm BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Perfection General knowledge quiz show. 5:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 8:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Death in Paradise Detective drama series. 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves

12:25am The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Year of Making Love 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Pramface Sitcom about two teenagers trying, and often failing, to come to terms with impending parenthood. 11:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about US family life. 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:30am Pramface 3:00am Way to Go 3:30am World's Craziest Fools 4:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents


Channel 4

6:00am William Whiskerson 6:30am Lilly the Magnificent 6:45am Little Alien 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Saints and Scroungers 8:50am Cowboy Trap 9:20am Show Me the Monet 10:05am The Flowerpot Gang 11:05am Robbed, Raided and Reunited 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:30pm BBC World News The latest international news from the BBC World Newsroom. 1:00pm The Daily Politics Political show examining the latest news, views and moves in the world of politics. 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Super League Show 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Reel History of Britain

5:15am ITV Nightscreen 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:25am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

4:15pm Two Greedy Italians Internationally renowned chefs and old friends Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to the Italy they left more than 40 years ago, to discover what has changed in Italian culture and how that has affected the way Italians eat. 5:15pm Life on Earth 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm Alex Polizzi: The Fixer Alex Polizzi sets out to wage a one woman campaign to save Britain's family businesses. 10:00pm Network Rail 11:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm UEFA Champions League All the latest coverage from the UEFA Champions League. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Mourinho


12:20am Abraham Lincoln The Man Who Made Modern America :a Culture Show Special. 1:20am Britain's Hidden Heritage 5:00am Strictly Soulmates 5:30am Ask Lara 5:40am Ask Lara 5:55am Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. 9:00pm Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures 10:00pm The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music 11:00pm The Two Thousand Year Old Computer 12:00am Bob Servant Independent 12:30am Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown 1:30am When Albums Ruled the World 3:00am Arena 4:00am The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Igam Ogam 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 8:55am Milkshake Monkey 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Britain's Strangest Pets 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

4:30pm Face the Clock Rory Bremner challenges six contestants to answer questions against The Clock. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed Second to host are B&B newbies Ben Gray and Katie Keegan, of Ashlack in Cumbria. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me It's the turn of farm owner and junkyard lover Simon Dyer to host in Somerset. 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Supersize v Superskinny 10:00pm The Year Britain Flooded 11:00pm Utopia The penultimate episode of the dark and enigmatic thriller.

4:10pm Gracie's Choice Emotional drama, based on a true story, in which a teenage girl tries to raise her three younger siblings on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away With Roo wavering, Harvey tries desperately to convince her that they should go through with the ceremony. Roo's aunt Colleen arrives expecting to see her niece walk down the aisle, but will her wish come true? 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Monkey Life Series about Dorset's Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Benidorm ER 10:00pm Dallas American soap. 11:00pm Brain Hospital: Saving Lives Documentary series following surgeons and patients at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Derek 12:45am One Born Every Minute 1:45am and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final 2:40am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:05am UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 4:00am Sailing This edition of the show takes a look at the history of the modern America's Cup. 4:25am Inside Nature's Giants 5:20am Great Migrations

12:00am CSI: NY US crime drama. Danny and the team investigate when a young woman's body is found in a Ferrari. 12:55am CSI: Miami 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Award-winning part-dramatised documentary of true crime mysteries. 2:15am Super Casino 5:00am House Doctor 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

11:35pm - Mourinho

12:35am UEFA Champions League Highlights Highlights of the latest UEFA Champions League action. 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

Channel 5

5:45am Deal or No Deal 6:40am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard Simon, Sam and Dorothy battle it out to make the best fruit cake ever. 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss USA 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm River Cottage Veg Heroes 1:35pm They Who Dare 3:40pm Countdown





Satellite channels SKY1

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2:15pm 50 First Dates

6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Road Wars


4:00pm Wreck-it Ralph Special 4:30pm Mother and Child 6:40pm Moneyball 9:00pm No Strings Attached 11:00pm 50 First Dates

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Got to Dance 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm The Bodyguard 1:25am Road Wars 2:25am Road Wars 3:20am Cop Squad 4:10am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate

5:00am House Arrest 7:00am Cedar Rapids 8:30am The Big Year 10:10am Junior 12:05pm Horrible Bosses 1:45pm Wanderlust 3:25pm Hall Pass 5:15pm The Big Year 7:00pm Junior 9:00pm Wanderlust 10:40pm Horrible Bosses 12:20am Hall Pass 2:10am Stan Helsing 3:45am Women in Trouble 5:25am Snow Dogs

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:30am Lady Jane 7:00am The Lake Effect 8:40am That Thing You Do! 10:35am Albatross 12:15pm No Strings Attached

12:45am The Art of Getting by 2:15am Sisters and Brothers 3:50am Losing Control 5:30am The Tempest

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:15am In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers 7:00am The Avengers Special 7:30am Spy Kids 9:05am Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 10:50am Green Lantern 12:50pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3:25pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 3:55pm First Blood 5:40pm Spy Kids

7:15pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 9:00pm Green Lantern 11:00pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon 1:35am First Blood 3:15am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 4:50am Circle of Pain

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ADDY took me on one final shopping spree before he left. We returned to the garage we visited at the start of his two-week visit and where we checked out - together several new vehicles on display. I like to pass on to Daddy tips on what I like, little hints here and there. That way, he knows exactly what I want. Every year after the summer is over, he begins to think of upgrading our family fleet of cars. Let’s face it, no matter what, people are judged on the car they drive, giving a peep into the owner’s personality and financial standing. Turning up looking like Del Boy Trotter from Only Fools and Horses doesn’t exactly install faith in a person…! But sadly, though four cars lined up, all brand spanking new, I noticed not one matched my expectations. Sure, they were all new models as normal, but none was styled in my preferred colour; white. When I asked Daddy about it, he dismissed it. I had to choose from one of these cars. Almost a take it or leave it approach. Really surprising, and disappointing. I have not been accustomed to this type of behaviour from father. All my life I’ve grown up with everything I ask for. Whether a new pair of shoes or my


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4:30pm Face the Clock Rory Bremner challenges six contestants to answer questions against The Clock. 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me The third night in Somerset is hosted by builder Richard Lees. 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Carl asks Mitzeee to fulfil a vital task, but will she be able to go through with it? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 10:00pm One Born Every Minute Three more expectant mums visit Leeds' maternity wards. 11:00pm Derek 11:30pm 8 Out of 10 Cats

4:10pm Remember Me Kelly McGillis, Conner Smith, Shana Reed, Michael T Weiss, Stephen McHattie, Amy Hargreaves. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Chris ends his relationship with Aidan. 7:00pm Home and Away Sasha confronts Casey, who admits that he is unsure about his feelings for her and Tamara. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Benidorm ER 9:00pm Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story Series looking at some of Britain's most notorious, incarcerated killers. 10:00pm NCIS US drama. 11:00pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Forensic crime drama series based in Las Vegas.

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Itʼs both a vertical and horizontal week. What goes right somewhere could easily go wrong elsewhere. Sensitive Venus conspires with touchy Mars to trigger tensions and troubles. If you're aware of where others are coming from, you'll be fine. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Your efforts to get your message across might be best delayed for seven days. Fickle Venus and flighty Mercury will cross swords with other planets, so keep your ideas and emotions grounded. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Donʼt jump from one financial frying pan into another. Take it easy on all fronts, especially where your money, emotions and other people's moods are at odds with your ideas. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) You will see the advantage of working towards a new location, or even a specific makeover for your domestic scene. Either way, wait for a further green light, especially where moneyʼs concerned. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Refuse to be miffed by whatever disagreements or difficulties clutter your world. The sooner you get on with things, the better for your peace of mind. Even this week's affrays and dismays are simply passing clouds.

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Important things are signalled by the stars. There are gains to be made in many different areas. Just keep believing things will work out for the best for you and they will.

February 9 – Gypsy Rose Lee (1914) Burlesque dancer who performed on stage and screen February 10 – Holly Willoughby (1982) English television host of This Morning LEO (July 24 - August 23) Move forward on this weekʼs positive waves of optimism. Treat yourself, but donʼt overindulge your temptations. The planets arenʼt dancing to all your wants and desires. If certain situations or individuals seem complicated, wait until the dust settles, then follow your hunches. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) There's a saying that if it doesnʼt rain, it pours, so keep an umbrella of humour to hand. Spring is around the corner, and with it, a much happier trend for your workaday, social and financial prospects. Strive through this showery emotional week, and the sunshine will surely follow.
















LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Monkey, 2 Adhere, 3 Niches, 4 Barely, 5 Sharks, 6 Lights, 7 Reacts, 8 Grease, 9 Guests, 10 Chance, 11 Triple, 12 Potter, 13 Planet, 14 Soiled, 15 Caller, 16 Deeper, 17 Stripe, 18 Galley, 19 Slayer.

Your Stars

February 7 – Charles Dickens (1812) Author of Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol February 8 – James Dean (1931) American actor who died tragically young


Joaquin Sabina. Born on February 12, 1949, he is a Spanish singer, songwriter and poet. He began composing at 14. His revolutionary ideology led him to be related to anti-fascist groups and in 1970 he went into exile in London using a fake passport. In 1975, he began singing in bars and performed before George Harrison, who gave him a five-pound note as tip, which he preserves to this day.


LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Scanning the rest of the starsigns, youʼll see that you have many things in common this week: challenging influences at work and play, and during other clogging capers. Unexpected events, finances, or the usual everyday frustrations could pile on the pressure. SCORPIO (October 24 November 22) Youʼre not the only member of the zodiac whoʼll have to toughen up. Itʼll pay you to chill on Tuesday, be patient on Wednesday, and put your potent insights into orbit throughout the weekend.

February 11 – Thomas Edison (1847) Inventor of light bulb, phonograph and movies February 12 – Charles Darwin (1809) Evolutionary author of Origin of Species February 13 – Jerry Springer (1944) Former mayor Cincinnati and outlandish TV show host of The Jerry Springer Show

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 December 21) The full moon in your own sign is a powerful ally against this weekʼs planetary fracas. Speak from the heart and reject any ambiguous emotional games. It's the only way to clear the air and truly know where you're heading. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Thereʼs a financial theme to many of your plans and ideas. Above all, spend with care and examine all offers carefully. Rely on your sixth sense, especially where close-to-you matters are concerned. Give more thought to what you hope to have achieved in 12 months from now. Be patient, especially over personal stresses and strains.

This day in history • February 7 – The Beatles land on American shores for the first time – 1964 • February 8 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded – 1587 • February 10 – Joanne Woodward earns the first ever star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – 1960 • February 11 – Ziggy Stardust makes his debut – 1972 • February 12 – Birth control pioneer arrested – 1916 • February 13– Abraham Lincoln was born – 1809 • February 14 - Teddy Roosevelt discusses America’s race problem, 1905.


AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Your emotions, extra expenses and other domestic pressures are on the boil. Put off major decisions until next week. Meanwhile, loosen up, walk into some creative space, and if necessary, talk to someone who understands your ups and downs.




Marty is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, ‘Seven Psychopaths.’ Billy, Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor, wants to help Marty by any means necessary. Hans is Billy’s partner in crime. Charlie is a psychopathetic gangster whose dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie's unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale 1hr49 Starring: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION aged, agin, ague, dang, ding, dung, egad, gain, gait, game, gate, gaud, gean, gent, gnat, mage, magi, mega, mung, tang, ting, tung, agent, deign, gamed, gamut gated, gaunt, giant, guide, image, mange, midge, nudge, tinge, augend, augite, dating, eating, enigma, gained, guinea, imaged, magnet, mating, meting, midget, midgut, muting, nutmeg, taming, tinged, unaged, augment, mintage, mutagen, teaming, MAGNITUDE

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

Word ladder DUMB


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


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


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Across 1 Cereal, what with energy in it? (5) 4 Goes out with dried fruits (5) 7 Attributes it to a writerʼs talent (8) 8 Middle East location: a place for thieves? (4) 9 Dog with no tail - get back! (8) 11 Current event? (4) 12 One new aspect of being locked up (6) 14 Harridanʼs dead crafty (6) 16 Cafe broke a mug (4) 18 Previews of American caravans (8) 20 Middle Eastern oil is hard work (4) 21 Helped to show Neddy is another diminutive for Edward (8) 23 Or any processed artificial fabric (5) 24 Could change Blur (5) Down 1 New rest problem for cowboy movie (7) 2 Dread, after openerʼs dismissal, making a mistake (5) 3 Nevertheless, sent back the barrel (3) 4 Dicky spied a spy with upset stomach (9)

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5 Renegade and characteristic alternative (7) 6 Comes back up in deep sea diverʼs rush (5) 10 Looks at coach with optical problem (9) 13 In a perfect world Iʼd have an

QUICK Across 1 Modify (6) 4 Napping (6) 9 Automobile (3) 10 Shake up (7) 11 Defraud (7) 12 Name (5) 13 Normal (5) 15 Minor (5) 20 Ask for (5) 22 Alluring charm (7) 24 Seafaring (7) 25 Strong liquor (3) 26 Study (6) 27 Kind (6)

oriental friend (7) 15 South American bird hiding in bundle missile (7) 17 Our ma changed her lover (5) 19 Ill-assorted bunch has the rope (5) 22 It sounds none too good but thatʼs how it was written (3)

Across 2 Cabbage (3) 6 Cat (domestic) (4) 7 Attack (6) 8 Rum (3) 9 Box (4) 10 To put out (fire, candle, match) (6) 12 Broom (brush) (6) 15 Luxury (4) 17 Mentira (embuste) (3) 18 Panaderos (6) 19 Alquiler (4) 20 Bear (animal) (3) Down 1 Room (large, public) (4) 2 Hearts (organs, symbols of love) (9) 3 Wool (4) 4 Gentleman (having gentlemanly qualities) (9) 5 Priest (Christian) (4) 9 Taco (billar) (3) 11 River (3) 13 Estrella (astronomía) (4) 14 También (además) (4) 16 Junio (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS Down 1 Charge (6) 2 Sleeveless collarless jackets (7) 3 Endure (5) 5 Surprise (7) 6 Choose by ballot (5) 7 Small container (6) 8 Repaired (5) 14 Whenever (7) 16 Idea (7) 17 Well-known (6) 18 Once more (5) 19 Large European country (6) 21 Baffling question (5) 23 Quarrel (5)

CRYPTIC Across: 4 Catches, 8 Routine, 9 Arrange, 10 Needles, 11 Easiest,

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12 Design, 14 Erased, 18 Scatter, 21 Dollars, 22 Imitate, 23 Restore, 24 Engines. Down: 1 Granted, 2 Dunes, 3 Willing, 4 Ceased, 5 Terms, 6 Hunters, 7 Scent, 13 Skating, 15 Realise, 16 Dossier, 17 Orders, 18 Spice, 19 Train, 20 Major. QUICK - Across: 1 Sham, 3 Syllabus, 9 Replica, 10 Again, 11 Inept, 12 Linear, 14 Happen, 16 Virtue, 19 Polite, 21 Smart, 24 Apple, 25 Village, 26 Harmless, 27 Bets. Down: 1 Straight, 2 Ample, 4 Yearly, 5 Learn, 6 Blatant, 7 Sent, 8 Little, 13 Restless, 15 Prosper, 17 Insult, 18 Leaves, 20 Ideal, 22 Aware, 23 Dash. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Autumn, 4 Beso,

1. Unscramble the name of a famous Channel 4 sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1995 to 1998: DAFT THREE 2. Unscramble the name of a former world heavyweight boxing champion: PINK LESSON


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Answers: A house divided, In addition to


8 Beans, 9 Eagle, 10 Hay, 11 Loser, 12 Broma, 15 Oro, 16 Brazo, 18 Abajo, 19 Skin, 20 Idioma. Down: Arbol, 2 Teams, 3 Mushroom, 5 Egg, 6 One, 7 Keyboard, 13 Opalo, 14 Ahora, 16 Bus, 17 Ahi.


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 19 represents C and 20 represents M, so fill in C every time the figure 19 appears and M 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.


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The fault in our stars By John Green This heart-catching novel is fuelled by the rawest emotions deftly handled but never falsely diluted. The role a book plays in their lives lies at the heart of the burgeoning relationship between Hazel and Augustus, teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Hazel’s cancer is incurable: she is ‘managing’ her situation; Augustus has already lost a leg to his but he has an 80 per cent chance of survival. But cancer does not rule them; here are two teens being as normal as they can be while carrying the grisly physical side effects of their treatments and in the complicated face of an uncertain future.  The result is a touching, questioning, funny and insightful novel that can’t be put down. The cutting room By Jilliane Hoffman This is a gritty, graphic, disturbing psychological thriller and it is very good. A girl is abducted and tortured in New York, another is found horribly mutilated and left in a dumpster in Miami seemingly unrelated; but a Miami policeman and attorney find a lead which hints at something altogether worse. The beauty of murder By A. K. Benedict A compelling genre-bending crime debut packed full of atmospheric detail that brings a dark and macabre Cambridge to life. The author studied English at Cambridge, hence the pin sharp detail, and the plot has you moving between the present day and the seventeenth century with an elusive violent serial killer who seems to have all the time in the world. If you are looking for something a little different in the crime genre, look no further ...

Capital By John Lanchester The lives of a disparate group of characters based on a street in London - Pepys Road. We dart quickly between their stories, building up portraits of each and leading us through the dramas of their mostly separate lives. It’s easy to read, well researched, long and full of recognisable characters, some coming over as stereotypes, not ‘The Great London Novel’ but certainly fun.

In my own words: still running BOOKS A tightly constructed and well-paced memoir, Finn recounts the brutal experience of his confinement in Ireland’s Letterfrack Industrial School, an institution for juvenile delinquents. Mickey Finn is 12years-old and lives in

putrid conditions with his father, mother and four siblings. His father’s drinking and gambling quickly turn the family into collat-eral damage. When Mickey is implicated in a

Forgive me By Lesley Pearse On returning home from work Eva Patterson finds her mother dead, by her own hand, and a suicide note saying simply ‘Forgive Me’. The reading of the will leads her on an emotional journey to discover more about her Mother who, unbeknownst to Eva, was a successful artist in the 60s. Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness.

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Cupcakes at Carringtons By Alexandra Brown First in a series of deliciously indulgent and funny books following the ups and downs in life and work for sales assistant, Georgie Hart, who loves her job running the luxury handbags concession in a seaside department store. But the arrival of femme fatale ‘cost cutter’ Maxine means that she finds herself having to fend off more than avid shoppers.


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petty theft, he is sent to an isolated ward where he and the other boys tend livestock, work in the surrounding bogs and endure violent beatings at the hands of the Christian Brothers.Finn’s story is one of survival - yet he compart mentalises the experience as one of inevitable darkness wherein its recounting sheds only brief moments of light.

Queen’s gambit By Elizabeth Fremantle Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, Queen’s Gambit is the riveting account of Katherine Parr, the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. The story of these two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time is utterly engaging and compelling. A treacherous likeness By Lynn Shepherd In the dying days of 1850 the young detective Charles Maddox takes on a new case. His client? The only surviving son of the long-dead poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his wife Mary, author of Frankenstein. Charles soon finds himself being drawn into the bitter battle being waged over the poet's literary

legacy, but then he makes a chance discovery that raises new doubts about the death of Shelley’s first wife, Harriet, and he starts to question whether she did indeed kill herself, or whether what really happened was far more sinister than suicide. The boot camp By Kate Harrison How far would YOU go to feel good about yourself? It’s New Year and three desperate women begin the toughest week of their lives ... No booze, no carbs, no men, no excuses. Steph invents puddings for a living - now the only part of her body she doesn’t hate is her wrists. Will she prove to herself - and her ex - that she can change? TV presenter Darcy is living the dream - yet haunted by nightmares of a single night where she made the wrong choice. Can she let go of the past? Mum of three Vicki is under doctor’s orders to lose weight - but it’s not the only burden she’s carrying. Three women, seven days ...and one last chance to change their lives for good. The blind man’s garden By Nadeem Aslam A searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war, of one family’s losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses. Jeo and Mikal, foster-brothers from a small Pakistani city, secretly enter Afghanistan: not to fight with the Taliban, but to help and care for wounded civilians. But it soon becomes apparent that good intentions can’t keep them out of harm’s way...

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LEEP, snooze, siesta…. hand on heart, it is one of my favourite pastimes; which is quite convenient since we spend some 25 years of our lives doing it. I have never been able to understand those that get up when they don’t have to, there is really nothing more indulgent than spending some quality time under a cosy, fluffy duvet. No innuendos intended, just pure blissful rest. Unless insomnia hits, of course. Then the bed becomes a battlefield and the night your worst enemy. Margaret Thatcher and Napoleon survived on a mere four hours each night, which doesn’t necessarily weaken the case for a good night’s sleep. However, there are apparently some key steps to aid sleep. Keeping a regular bedtime, limiting alcohol and cutting out caffeine after noon remain valid, but experts also say the temperature of the room is important. A young adult

Sleeping is one of my favourite things

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SLEEPING: We spend on average a quarter of a century asleep.

optimum temperature. ULRICA MARSHALL Some fresh ulrica air and a bit of exercise goes can regulate blood flow a long way to preparing the efficiently between 18 to 30 body, too. You should also degrees centigrade, but as avoid big meals before we age this band shrinks to bedtime; not only does it 23 to 25 degrees as the wreck your sleep, it also

wreaks havoc with your body. Sleeping pills may seem a handy solution, but some suppress the ability to achieve Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which is the restorative and crucial part of the sleep pattern.

A natural alternative, melatonin, has recently been approved for sale without prescription in Spain. It regulates sleep and is a powerful antioxidant with a capacity of reducing tumours. Staying on the natural path, a particularly ‘zen’


Costa de Almería and well-rested friend bestows the merits of removing all electrical appliances from your bedroom to clear the disruptive Electro Magnetic Field. So you may have to revert to an alarm clock. Oh, and if the other half snores, send them to the doctor as there may be an underlying medical problem. Failing that, invest in some good earplugs. Still in doubt over the importance of sleep? Some cunning scientists recently revealed that a marriage where both spouses get a decent night’s sleep is more likely to survive than a sleep-deprived one. Other than that, it boosts the immune system, slows ageing (it’s not called beauty sleep for nothing), prevents diabetes, helps to keep you happy and your memory sharp. But if sleep still remains elusive, you can always read the nearest instruction manual for any appliance guaranteed to send you to the Land of Nod in record time.

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HERE was no question as to my physical fitness; a walk for an hour or two induced tiredness but not weariness. Then the inexplicable happened. Within a couple of hundred metres of a routine walk I experienced extremes of muscle fatigue associated with activity like climbing a steep hill. I let it go; maybe it was the effects of last night’s wine. I rarely drink so, when a week later the same happened, I was concerned. When taking a stroll I was fine but the slightest exertion put 20 years on me. I nearly passed out when, in Cartagena, I ran up a few steps and then had to hold a wall for support. The crunch came when I took a two kilometre walk. The first kilometre was do-able but soon afterwards I was obliged to take 10 minutes recovery in a friend’s shop. I was frightened. If you cannot walk such a short distance without feeling nauseous, lightheaded and totally fatigued you are in effect disabled. It was one of the bleakest moments of my life. Too proud to call a friend for a lift, I set out on the last stretch. I made it through my door and collapsed. There was one ray of hope for I had just


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Side effects of medicine By Mike Walsh Costa Blanca Mike Walsh. Based in Mijas Costa, international journalist, author and professional writer: exbusiness assessment executive Guild of Master Craftsmen. European correspondent Boston Revolutionary Radio.

walked the Road to Damascus. On the last fatigued leg the vital clue revealed itself. On and off statins since 2004, symptoms of fatigue and light-headedness had occurred on earlier occasions.

Y son and I were discussing the nature of the universe as we strolled to the Chinese restaurant for our usual, ‘just been paid’, menu del dia. Is the universe finite or infinite? Theoretically if you left Earth on a voyage across the stars leaving from say Houston, would you eventually land back at the selfsame launch pad or would you drift endlessly through dark matter avoiding asteroids, meteorites and no end of space debris for ever and ever amen? Is the universe a ball of ‘stuff’ swinging to and fro like a Christmas tree bauble or is it a very long, very straight road with only one service station and no tea shops or roadside burger stands to ease the tedium and stave off hunger and loneliness. As my son pondered these immense and deeply terrifying questions sucking up every last drop of his teenage angst ridden Nietzschian despair and flinging it with not a thought for the souls of innocent bystanders, I was pondering the infinite nature of my hips (I told you I lack focus). Why is it that beneath the gentle glow of the streetlamps my hips look lithe yet under the hideous glare of an unforgiving sun they are of a size to rival a not so small dwarf star? Of course I did not dare to throw this conundrum into the pit of philosophising that had suddenly, without warning opened up in front of me. My son, as is his wont, does not give a fig for the size of my hips or anyone else’s

PILLS: Do the side effects of prescription drugs outweigh the good? Atorvastatina (statins) are commonly prescribed anticholesterol drugs. Whenever I associated this drug with my ailment and stopped taking it, my fitness returned. It wasn’t in the mind, for whenever I resumed at a doctor’s urging the side effects returned. Without the statins I enjoyed full health often remarked on.

Then, last summer, a doctor friend gave me a good dressing down. I was told the advantages outweighed the disadvantages and resumed. As soon as I recovered from my distress I went to Google and typed in, ‘statins side effects.’ I was vindicated and at the same time horrified. There was encyclopaedic fully qualified disquiet about the side effects. A major failing is muscle breakdown, which can, in extreme cases, be lethal. The

warning signs were muscle fibre breakdown accompanied by acute fatigue and neuropathy. Since I binned the statins my recovery has been self evident and acknowledged by my doctor. There is a final irony. The doctor who had urged me to resume later washed his hands of me. He did so because I failed to concentrate and repeated earlier questions. Another symptom of statins. Doctors attend many courses. Sadly one of these is in humility.

Who gives a fig about the size of my hips anyway? hips for that matter. He is made of much deeper stuff than that, but then he has never been on the receiving end of a carelessly hurled insult and his hips are so slim they defy the laws of physics (perhaps I should start feeding him). Even when drifting in and out of focus I enjoy our talks immensely and am inordinately proud of this shambling loose limbed philosopher beside me. Our topics of soul searching have changed radically over the years, from the one about the physical dexterity of a Power Ranger action figure compared with the Doctor Who Dalek he carried constantly, to the question he posed as a toddler as to whether or not if you licked a tree frog its colour would come off. I still have not recovered from the image

Suzanne Manners With a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Writing Suzanne is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers. To comment on any of the issues raised in this column, go to

of grown men licking frogs then sticking out bright green tongues (or was that a heavy Vodka night?). He once posited the theory that a worm hides its legs under its skirt and that when no one is looking hoiks it up and gallops off into the sunset like a maid in crinoline. As to the universe, personally I find it easier to believe that it is finite. There is

HIPSTER: Why do my hips vary under different lights? something deeply troubling about the thought that we are floating around in our own dirt. I like Douglas Adams’ take on it all: “There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. “There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” See you at the other side.

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HERE appears to be no end of polls and reviews. Spain has done well in an international Trivago metasearch engine for the most and least criticised hotels. London was revealed to have the world’s worst hotels. Spain was listed in fifth


place. Germany’s Dresden took top position. The search for quality is thorough; the survey covered 600,000 hotels and more than 100 booking sites. London got the thumbs down for overcrowding, being overpriced, having small

Kept in the dark THE independent Open Budget Survey 2012 reveals that Russia scores higher for government expenditure transparency than does Germany or Spain. Russia made it into the top 10 whereas Spain, at 19th position, was playing catch-up with Uganda and Bulgaria. Sadly, few will be surprised.

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh rooms with lousy views and poor service.

SURVEY: London hotels are the worst in the world.

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Weeping for Spain WEEP for Spain; weep for Europe. “I wouldn’t be doing this (street prostitution) if it were not for my three

children.” These are the words of a 43year old Spanish national, an ex-dental nurse, who with her sister, has turned to the sex industry for salvation. When a 20-strong gang of Romanian hookers violently confronted the two in a territorial dispute, the sisters were nicked.

Eight Romanians testified against them. The sisters’ disappeared for three days; they were jailed. Entire city areas have been taken over by sex workers and their pimps; they are gang-controlled. The police are more or less powerless. They turn a blind eye or ‘manage the problem’. Where will it all end one sighs despairingly.

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FLOAT YOUR BOAT: Globelink include cruises in their standard travel insurance policies. whatever level of cruise you opt for. If you splurge on a boutique cruise, you’ll experience a degree of luxury that many up-market hotels would envy. Another advantage of smaller ships is that their itineraries often take in lesser-known ports that score high on charm. If you really want to leave the crowds behind, a river cruise - on the Amazon, the Mississippi, the Yangtze - offers an original alternative. Closer to home, Round-Britain cruises are an unexpected hit of recent years, proving what most of us suspected all along: that you don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to enjoy amazing

heritage and coastal beauty. Many operators offer short taster cruises which can be appealing for first-timers. But with so many cruises available, it makes good sense to speak to a specialist travel agent who can steer you through the options, and find the cruise that’s just right for you. Even with the best planning, though, the unexpected can happen. A missed transfer, and the ship leaves without you. A cruise that has to be cut short when a close relative falls ill back home. Wise travellers take out travel insurance cover, but even they can be caught out. Unlike Globelink, some insurers exclude cruises from their standard travel insurance policies - which means you could end up paying a hefty premium for adequate coverage before you go. Remember, if you live in Spain your Travel Insurance might be invalid if it does not cover the entire duration of your return trip from the date you leave Spain until the date you arrive back in Spain. For an instant quote and to arrange cover securely online, enabling you to print your policy documents immediately, visit or you can telephone Globelink on 00 44 1353 699 082 or their Spanish links line on 966 265 000 or 951 242 434.


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‘Pet Hoarders’ show for animal lovers coming to Channel 5 By Richard Shanley CHANNEL 5 has confirmed details of a one-off documentary about obsessive animal lovers titled Pet Hoarders. The show will explore households where animals have truly taken over and where owners are struggling to maintain their expanding pet populations. “We are a nation of pet lovers but the Pet Hoarders have taken this to another level. You know the animals have taken over when your home becomes one big food bowl come dog basket,” said Channel 5 commissioner Michelle Chappell. The documentary will feature Ann, who lives with 40 cats, 50 dogs and five alpacas; Marlene, who spends £200 (€232) a week on her 43 cats; and Deborah, who houses 33 battery hens in her kitchen. Emma Lambent from Lambent Productions added: “It’s a

fascinating subject to explore and a rich world to DISHING THE DIRT open up. Lambent is well known for our ability to tell hidden stories with care and sensitivity and we are Of Europa Digital thrilled to be making this for Channel 5.” Pet Hoarders was PET LOVE: Britons can get commissioned by Andrew obsessive about animals. O’Connell and will be overseen by Michelle Chappell. Mad Men will return to UK executive producer Weiner and screens in April. The ‘60s set will be directed by fellow exec drama’s sixth season will debut on Scott Hornbacher. Weiner has Sky Atlantic on Wednesday, April confirmed there will be a signifi10 at 11pm. The confirmed cant time jump between the airdate means that UK viewers show’s fifth and sixth seasons, will get to see new Mad Men with future episodes of Mad Men episodes three days after US exploring the late 1960s. All of the show’s central cast are transmission. It was confirmed last week that expected to return, with January Matthew Weiner’s Emmy-winning Jones - who appeared in just four series will return to AMC on episodes last year due to her realSunday, April 7 at 9pm. The life pregnancy - revealing that she season six premiere has been will play a larger role in the new written by series creator/ season.

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Ripper Street is to return for a second series on BBC One. The period crime thriller - created by Richard Warlow - will air eight new 60-minute episodes in 2014. Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg star in the Sunday night drama, which is set in London’s Whitechapel just months after Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. “Quality and ambition run through Ripper Street, from Richard Warlow’s original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction,”

said the BBC’s controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson. “All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014.” Ripper Street launched with 7.89m viewers in December, with the first episode drawing nearly 90 complaints due to its graphic content. Series star Macfadyen - who plays Inspector Reid - later spoke out to defend the show, praising its “colourful,” “grimy” style. Ripper Street’s first series continues this Sunday at 10pm on BBC One. If you would like me to answer any questions you may please call me on 678 332 815 or email I look forward to your comments and questions. Don’t forget to listen to my radio show every weekday from 10am on Spectrum Radio (90.8fm), or listen online at for the latest news and views.


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A hope for the future SCIENTISTS have made the bold statement that cancer will no longer be a killer disease, more a manageable condition. Experts believe that within the next 10 years they will be able to sequence the DNA of tumours leading to the development of a radical treatment that would allow doctors to offer a more personalised treatment to each patient. This, they say, would substantially increase life expectancy of sufferers. The research is expected to start at the Tumour Profiling Unit in London (UK) this year.

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New guidelines for cosmetic surgery NEW guidelines on managing someone’s expectations of cosmetic surgery have been unveiled. Issued by the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK, it is hoped the guide will become compulsory for British practitioners. They say that patients undergoing cosmetic surgery should not be given false hope and told they will ‘feel better’ or ‘look nicer’ but use more general terms such as ‘bigger’ or ‘smaller.’

SURGERY GUIDELINES: Patients should no longer be given false hope of ‘looking nicer’. Currently, certain cosmetic treatments can be administered any-

where and by anyone even if they do not have medical training, but the

new guidelines call for an end to this. It states that only surgeons, doctors, dentists and nurses with a qualified medical background should be able to carry out procedures such as Botox and laser treatments. The Royal College of Surgeons is urging the UK government to make the rules compulsory as it prepares to report on a review of the regulation of cosmetic surgery in the coming months.

Secret of lips WINTER weather can cause lips to chap and become dry and sore but they are also a sign of the body suffering from dehydration and vitamin deficiencies. But experts suggest it is also important to consider more serious underlying problems that dry lips can be a sign of illnesses, including diabetes and other blood conditions.

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Self-help books work LOVED by some, dismissed by others, self-help books are a growing industry Now Scottish researchers say the books really do help motivate people and relieve depression. In a study, patients who were offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months later. More than 200 patients who had been diagnosed with depression by their doctor took part in the University of Glasgow study. Half of them were given antidepressant drugs and some were provided with a self-help guide. Four months later those who had read the books based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) had lower levels of depression than those who received only GP care.

Counting calories HEALTHY: It is important to consider underlying problems of sore lips.

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LIFE’S A BEACH: Positive people can live longer. RESEARCH has found that being optimistic can help you live longer. Thinking positively can have a great impact on your happiness and findings published in the European Heart Journal reveal that optimistic people are less likely to suffer from heart disease.

RECOMMENDED daily calorie intakes vary across the world. According to the UK National Health Service, the average male adult needs approximately 2,500 calories per day to keep his weight at a healthy level, while the average adult female needs 2,000. The number of calories people should be consuming per day depends on several factors including age, size, height and lifestyle. Although it is important to keep track of roughly how many calories we are consuming, it is more important that people focus on a well balanced diet and regular exercise.


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ageing population continuing to grow; loneliness is expected to become an even bigger problem amongst the elderly. Befriending services have been set up in communities to help tackle the problem, with volunteers offering their time to build friendships with others.

ALONE: Loneliness can lead to health problems in later life.

Childhood health effects A NEW study in the US has found that emotional behaviour in childhood may be linked to heart disease in middle age, with women especially being found to be effected.

The study found that children at the age of seven who were exposed to distress at this early age were significantly prone to developing cardiovascular disease in their later life.

Sweet smelling BODY ODOUR is directly linked to the food we eat. Our diet can have a large effect on what smells the body expels through sweat glands. Eating unhealthy, processed food will cause your body to produce unpleasant odour due to the chemicals expelled during the digestion process. Eliminating toxins from the body is vital and eliminating the intake of coffee, alcohol and tobacco as well as cutting down on red meat, onions, garlic and spices can also help to eliminate odour.


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Feeling lonely can be a hazard vRESEARCH in the UK has found that loneliness can be associated with poor mental health and serious conditions including dementia, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. It is now classed as a public health issue that can link to early death in many individuals and due to the


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PENING Ocean Clinic in 2008, Dr Kai Kaye set out to create a boutique practice in Marbella; personable, professional, unique. With one surgery and three overnight rooms, there is no clinical feel like that of a hospital, the soothing music and pristine cream décor lends itself to the style in which it operates. Owner and chief-of-surgery Dr Kaye has all the necessary qualifications and experience, receiving his medical degree from the University of Munich in 2001 and subsequently his University Doctorate Magna cum Laude a year later. “Our main focus is on our patients,” explains Dr Kaye. “Having surgery no matter how big or small can be an unnerving experience, but with our skilled surgeons and nurses, we make you feel relaxed and comfortable OCEAN CLINIC: The newly renovated in your surroundings.” surgery. Ocean Clinic offers a UNIQUE: A boutique practice which is complete range of plastic both personable and professional. surgery, surgical rejuvenation and body-shaping procedures. coast dedicated to plastic with From invasive surgeries surgery that has its own special including liposuction and installations as rates.” breast augmentation, to opposed to renting Of Patient non-invasive procedures them out.” course percentages including botox and And why is the media has had a huge 450 patients a year fillers, everything is Ocean Clinic effect on the popularity of women (75), men (25) delivered in safe and so popular cosmetic surgery, being German (30), International tranquil premises, in the COSMETIC and bombarded through images of English (30), Spanish (30), heart of Marbella on the SURGEON: Dr successful? beautiful supermodels of all Kaye performing mixed (10) Costa del Sol. “The main ages. It has become a part of residents (85), visitors (15) The most popular one of his part is modern lifestyle, but invasive surgery (66), nonsurgery that Ocean Clinic surgeries. consistency,” nowadays, our human culture invasive surgery (33) carries out is breast explains Dr has the tendency to make life augmentation in women Kaye. “We’re easier, more comfortable and and liposuction for men. proud we deliver more beautiful. With women aged between 30 an overnight stay. everything that a Having surgery isn’t a new and 45 years old, they “We perform plastic hospital can, but in a more notion, people have always perform what Dr Kaye has and cosmetic surgery on human package. tried to alter their bodies, coined the ‘mummy people who want to improve I see and care for every we’re just more aware of it makeover’, where women their form and appearance, single patient, and even those now. However this hasn’t want to regain their figure and reconstruction proced- flying from other countries, changed the views of Ocean they had before having ures on people who are we can organise places for Clinic’s consults. children. disfigured through a birth- them to stay whilst they are “My patients always have a The practice also has all the defect or through accident.” here having surgery, and we realistic idea of what they necessary aftercare facilities Dr Kaye describes. have a close connection with want to achieve,” Dr Kaye should your procedure involve “We’re the only clinic on the a number of high-class hotels says. “We treat everyone

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Along with tending to the aesthetic and reconstructive needs of expatriates, Ocean Clinic is also the practice that gives back. In October, Dr Kaye and his trained surgeons will be travelling to Peru, South America, on an eight-day trip to carry out reconstructive surgeries to those less fortunate. “We’ll perform about 50 operations in total, including treating burns, malfunctions and disfigurations,” explains Dr Kaye. “It’s so important to care for those who don’t have access to the things we do, and we hope to do pro bono work like this every year.”

differently, as it is a scary concept to most people, but my highly qualified staff are available every step of the way should you have any queries or questions. “We want to ease you through the process of changing your life.” For the future, Ocean Clinic is looking to continue to grow, but withhold the same customer care and personalisation as always. With a five-year anniversary event planned for some time later this year, Dr Kaye and his success story are celebrating firmly establishing themselves as the personable practice changing the face in southern Spain.

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Where should I file for bankruptcy Spain or the UK? Jeremy Boyle, a Solicitor and Partner at Summit Law LLP, based in London looks at bankruptcy tourism.

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The UK Government aimed to automatic discharge occurs encourage entrepreneurialism after 12 months, but it also and the relatively friendly wipes off or cancels all pre insolvency legislation has bankruptcy debts so that the caused bankrupts to bankrupt can establish their effectively start ‘centre of main afresh (subject Legal notice: Each case will interest’ to certain depend on its own facts and you (‘COMI’) (as exceptions). should take legal advice from a defined in This has specialist insolvency solicitor European caused before filing for bankruptcy. Regulation, England and Council Wales to become Regulation (EC) No known as a ‘debtor 1346/2000 (‘the EC friendly’ state. Regulation’)) in England or The EC Regulation states that the regulation should not be Wales. As I say above in the English used for forum shopping. personal insolvency regime, However, there is no clear

BANKRUPTCY: The laws are different in Spain and in the UK. definition of what’s meant by COMI and so this sometimes enables debtors with financial problems to establish a COMI in a more favourable jurisdiction. The location of a debtor’s COMI will be a question of fact to be decided on the specific circumstances of each case. Clarification as to what is meant by COMI comes from case law but in the case of Shierson-v-Vlieland-Boddy

[2005] the court said “that there is nothing… which prevents a debtor’s centre of main interest from being changed from time to time.” Accordingly, if a debtor meets certain criteria he could well benefit from the UK bankruptcy regime.

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Lunch break is getting shorter BRITISH workers should consider taking a leaf out of the Spaniards and their two-hour lunch time siesta, as a new report reveals that workers in the UK take just 29 minutes for lunch. The survey of 2,000 full-time employees by OnePoll said Britons take less than a half hour break before getting back to work as they are just too busy. A year ago the national lunch break average was 33 minutes. Many do not even take a proper break and eat at their desk. The lost time equates to an extra 128 hours of work a year. Most of those questioned said they had too much work to do, whilst others said they wanted to impress their boss and secure their job during tough economic times.

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Mediterranean diet, but where have all the vegetables gone?

I WAS waiting in line at the supermarket checkout – as one does – nosing into others’ trolleys. I began to ponder on the Mediterranean diet. Have they heard of it, I wondered? Maybe they haven’t realised we are, actually, on the Mediterranean coast. It is not the first time I have asked myself this, as in most of the trolleys I come across all I see is ‘sugar and starch and all things KERRY SASTRIAS fat’: cakes, biscuits, Kerry Sastrias is a director at language pastries, bread, school in Vera, Almeria. Read more on: carbonated drinks, juices, sweets, chocolates, pasta, potatoes, crisps, rice, frozen ready-made meals, TV dinners, pizzas, bacon, ham, sausages, milk, SUPERMARKET SWEEP: What has happened to the Mediterranean diet? yoghurt, puddings, etc. No colour, everything is yellow, Almeria produces a vast amount of popular programme on Channel 4 on brown or beige. Not a fruit in sight, fruit and veg for local and European Monday night and I was shocked to much less a vegetable. consumption, and yet, though learn that, by 2050 at present trends, This observation intrigues me, as plentiful in the markets and 50 per cent of the British population this corner of the world - if famous for supermarkets, people don’t appear to will be obese. Currently the Brits are anything - is famous for being one of be getting any. the fattest nation in Europe. Europe’s orchards. Furthermore, I was watching a It really is no surprise and I am not

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justifying it – as I am ‘big’ (ie fat), myself. Today’s lifestyle and lack of time does not seem to help. Often both parents work full time, run around dropping children off at activities like swimming and ballet and have multiple demands on life due to modern communication like email, facebook, TV, friends, and even the pub. In the end many are too tired to even start thinking about cooking. So how convenient is it to take something out of a box, heat it up in the microwave and sit down in front of the telly and eat it; or better still, calling in a takeaway. Eating healthily takes an effort but not that much. Eating fruit is easy, cooking vegetables isn’t difficult, what is hard is finding the wish to do it. Eating habits are bad and it takes time to change them. But I ask myself, do we really wish to change, or are we satisfied with the way we eat and how we feel. On the BBC they said that a baby born today can expect to live to 100 years of age. Can you see yourself arriving to such an age? I wonder…..

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dominated by a pool in the most prominent spot in the garden where it adds no real interest. Indeed, when we wrote ‘Your garden in Spain’ the then purist editor wanted us to leave out the chapter on swimming pools and Jacuzzis. • A summer flower garden. • A winter flower garden. • A Japanese racked chipping or water and rock based garden. • A shady garden under a square, oblong

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Working together for change A TOTAL of €5,447.03 has been donated to MACS and PAWS animal charities. Through a charity event hosted at Tio Tomas’ Hostal Rural in Turre, guests dined on delicious tapas, took part in a vigorous auction and won prizes on the raffle, all adding to the total amount raised. The night culminated with people releasing a balloon into the star-filled sky to mark the loss of a loved one or remember those currently struggling with illness. PAWS and MACS are grateful for the support of local companies in funding the event, including Julie Jones Peel for photography, Costa Coches of Antas, Coles of Andalucia, Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L., Greg and Co Bar Diner of Turre, The EuroWeekly News, Pot Black Snooker, Arteglobos Fantasia, Spectrum Radio and Tio Tomas of Hostal Rural.

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ALBOX: Gateway to a planning fiasco.

Home demolition order duo take fight to Europe A BRITISH couple is taking the fight to save their home from bulldozers to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Last month marked the fifth anniversary of the bulldozing of a British family’s fully licensed home in Vera, innocent victims of a dispute between the local council and regional government. In defiance of the tumult which followed, history is repeating itself in the neighbouring town of Albox where a retired Sheffield couple have exhausted all hope of preventing the demolition of their home via the Spanish courts. AUAN, a non-profit, nonpolitical group set up to bring about the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley, has thrown its full weight behind the case and has set up a fighting fund to contribute toward the legal costs of taking the Spanish government before the ECHR. “Spain is a bigger financial target than Albox town hall, which appears to have severe financial difficulties” commented AUEN president Maura Hillen. “If we use this case

to persuade the ECHR to rule that third parties who acted in good faith should not be deprived of their home without prior compensation, we can then let the various arms of the Spanish government argue very slowly and at great expense with each other from here to eternity. “There must be no more demolitions without prior compensation.”

Hillen added: “Many of our smaller councils still lack the competence to deal with complex and ever changing planning laws, and there is to this day too much cronyism in these towns. The Spanish court system is a nightmare. The case in question has taken nearly 11 years from the time the licence was challenged to get to the point where we are now.”


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Staying alive not always easy with irate clients at your heels LOOKING BACK IN MOJACAR


HE houses we were selling for as little as €12,000, we could actually construct for about a third that. That is, if someone knew how to build them. We didn’t. Consequently our time was spent placating outraged clients. In every aspect of building, our workers had found ingenious ways to circumvent our instructions and construct by their own primordial patterns. A lady would come in with the kitchen tile she had hidden in her purse and ask me if it wasn’t what we agreed? I insisted she was totally correct and none dare say to the contrary in front of me. Then she would drive me to her house and therein start screaming at the top of her lungs “why we put the bright fucia green in?” I was gob-smacked. Couldn’t find words enough to save me, nor a hole to crawl into and hide. As she ranted, her entire skin colour turned to a reddish purple and that blossoming volcano grew in size and stature. She was hissing, spitting, salivating on the floor and constantly reaching for me to crush in her hulk like hands.

Ric Polansky Ric Polansky moved to Mojacar in 1969 as a pioneer developer. He reads extensively and travelled in South America panning gold and looking for El Dorado.

GAVIOTA: The last premises on the beach leaving Mojacar and going to Carboneras. A ‘must stop’ for the last coffee. As I stumbled about searching for a place to conceal myself within the unfurnished premises, I tripped over boxes of tiles that were hers, the original order. The ones she wanted. The ones taken to her house and left right there in

the kitchen with the design she wanted. That ratcheted the argument up by another 26 decibels. By now people on their way to Carboneras were parking up to watch the live action. TV back then was limited

to eight hours of mass and two minutes of the weather report. News was off limits to the public. Gypsies showed up outside and told people where to park for a small fee while I raced about inside fighting for my life. The next day we decided to convert the empty office over the road from us into a bar in which we could keep the pleadings on neutral territory with the possibility of rescue. Upon our client’s arrival to view their house and turn over that final payment it was agreed to take them into the bar, which had been given the quaint name of La Gaviota. Drinks were free for the clients, with us pouring as much down their necks as we could before the final exchange of keys. The running of the bar was left up to me. At that time we were located on the last stop leaving Mojacar and driving to Carboneras, nothing else existed along route. No one ever stopped. I started to learn Sea Gull speak and the names of the boat owners that would wave at me coming home from another day’s fishing.

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Techniques to help your dog deal with its anxiety F

OR a minor separation anxiety problem, the following techniques may be helpful by themselves. For more severe problems, these techniques should be used along with the desensitisation process I will describe next week. Keep arrivals and departures low-key. For example, when you arrive home, ignore your dog for the first few minutes, then calmly pet him. This may be hard for you to do, but it’s important! Leave your dog with an article of clothing that smells like you, such as an old T-shirt that you’ve slept in recently. AFTER an unbelievable 11 years, The Five Bone Pet Hotel is still going from strength to strength, set in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Turre, is totally ‘bone fide’ and fully legal having just obtained the new zooalogico licence. On the hotel’s 11th

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mobile jukebox through voice control of smartphone music apps – is coming to Spain. The car giant says the system has the potential to deliver more entertainment options than ever before. SYNC AppLink, which is being showcased at Midem, a leading music industry conference in Cannes, France, enables

drivers on the move to listen to their favourite radio stations and songs streamed to the car via their smartphone while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. AppLink is targeted for launch in Europe in 2013. Ford recently launched the automotive industry’s first open mobile app developer programme for

AppLink. Unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Ford Developer Programme enables developers to create their own SYNC voice-control apps from connected smartphones. The Ford SYNC system debuted in Europe last year. This approach will allow the European app develop-

ment community to deliver access to music and entertainment services. “The car is no longer just a tool for getting from A to B, and customers want access to entertainment options in their cars as when outside their cars,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford chief technical officer and vice president, Research and Innovation.

Adam sales take off JUST one week after the Opel Adam market launch, orders from all across Europe for the chic, urban car exceeded 20,000. Deputy Chairman of the Opel Management Board, Dr Thomas Sedran said: “This was an outstanding start for our new small lifestyle car from Eisenach, Germany, especially if one considers that the market launch in many European markets is yet to come. The Adam sparks excitement and is a popular new ambassador for

SALES BOOST: New Opel is proving popular. our brand.” Prices in Spain will reportedly range between €13,650 and €16,315 according to model. The Adam success story started with its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October 2012. Even at this early stage, readers of Auto Zeitung chose the Adam as the Number One City Car for the Auto Trophy. In the magazine Auto Motor

und Sport’s ‘The Best Cars of 2013’ poll, the small Opel came out ahead of all its direct competitors in the lifestyle segment. One of the Adam’s major plus points is its diversity. Opel claims there is no other car in its class that can offer more than 61,000 variants for the exterior and nearly 82,000 for the interior from a vast selection of colours and trims.

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WITH games fast running out, Manchester United’s massive nine-point lead at the top of the PL could increase this weekend when they play Everton at Old Trafford, while neighbours, out-of-sorts Manchester City, travel to


Fernando Alonso: Under contract to Ferrari until 2016.

Sebastian Vettel: The Red Bull driver is a first choice replacement.



points clear of Leicester… Tranmere and Port Vale top Leagues One and Two… Celtic are still in the Scottish Cup but Rangers are out, k’od by Dundee United… Mali once again dumped South Africa out of the African Cup of Nations… and Jose Mourinho wants to ‘come back home’ (to Chelsea). • Cricket: Sri Lanka beat the holders England in the first match of the women’s World Cup in India. But the English hit back by winning their second game against the hosts. And tomorrow, South Africa’s Graeme Smith will become the first player to captain his country in 100 Tests (v Pakistan). • In the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson missed his putt on the 18th green and so failed to join the exclusive band of stars who have carded a round of 59. He had seven birdies in his first nine holes. And Stephen Gallacher (Scotland) won the Dubai Classic, only his second title in 18 years.


SPORTS ROUND-UP • Rugby: England, Italy (the Azzurri) and Ireland began the Six Nations campaign with excellent wins over Scotland, France and Wales respectively. For reigning champions Wales it was their eighth successive defeat as Brian O’Driscoll claimed his record-breaking 46th try. Debutant Billy Twelvetrees scored one of England’s four tries as they lifted the Calcutta Cup for the fourth successive year. • Football: Wayne Rooney’s late strike gave Manchester United victory at Fulham… Frank Lampard’s 197th goal for Chelsea was insignificant as they lost at Newcastle, new boy Moussa Sissoko hitting a last-gasp winner… Tottenham beat 10 man WBA… Arsenal, Reading and West Ham also won… while the games between Everton and Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool, Wigan and Southampton and QPR and Norwich ended in draws… Championship leaders Cardiff are 10


Scotland last won a rugby international at Twickenham in 1983.

Southampton. Elsewhere, Chelsea meet Wigan, Arsenal visit Sunderland, Liverpool play fading WBA (Monday) and Spurs entertain Newcastle. And tomorrow night, there’s a top-of-the-table Championship clash between Watford and Crystal Palace. Also on Saturday/ Sunday, the Six Nations, it’s Ireland v England, France v out-of-form Wales and Scotland v cock-a-hoop Italy.


Time running out to catch United

• American Football: 40 million TV viewers saw two superb touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win the Super Bowl in New Orleans. • F1: Ferrari boss Luca Di Montezemolo said Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel will NEVER be partners in his team. • Tennis: Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol

(Czech Republic) beat Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli (Switzerland) in the longest-ever game in Davis Cup history. Their doubles encounter lasted seven hours, two minutes. • Skating: GB’s Elsie Christie won her sixth medal of the season with bronze in the 1,500m short-track speed skating World Cup event in Sochi.

New society at Marina Golf MARINA Phoenix Golf Society is the new name for the club run by Mojacar’s Marina Golf members.

In recent competitions Liz Balmforth hit top form to win the ladies’ division with 39 points, from Maxine Mayhew

(32) and Margaret Budd (30). The men’s division was won by Jim Budd (36) on countback from Ali Mahmud (36) with Brian Mayhew (34) third. In the team competition, first was Frank Varey, Elmar fourth and Brian Gyer (77) fifth. Forum’s Trappen and Hylton Smith upcoming fixtures are February 22 at (81). More information: Jim Alboran and March 8, at Aguilon. Call Phil on 950 162 727 / 600 353 Elam 666 847 840 /, 670 or Rosalie on 950 397 117/ 697 512 882. or

Good day at the forum FORUM Golf Society’s latest outing was a Double Par Medal at Aguilon. Winner was Keith Ryder (net 74), Adrian Lawrence took second ahead of Adrian Ball in third (both 75) with Lee Coxon (76)

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