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New ray of hope PROPERTY sales figures to foreigners in 2012 have increased hopes for the Costa del Sol this year. With more than 3,200 local properties sold locally to foreigners last year - a 12 per cent rise - hopes are that sales will not only remain buoyant, but also might increase with more Europeans buying second homes to provide a muchneeded fillip.

However, industry sources confirm that things still do not look good for attracting Spanish buyers. President of the Constructors and Promoters Association Jose Prado revealed that although the British topped the list of buyers last year with 40 per cent of the purchases in total, Scandinavians and Russians also very much figured among sunshine home seekers. However, the Germans are now in fourth place, and according to Prado are looking more at the Algarve. He blames this on political corruption leading to a loss of confidence in the Costa del Sol by German investors.


Daily flights DAILY flights connecting Malaga with Southeast Asia, the Far East, and Eastern Europe will be operated by Turkish Airlines from June.

Right in step SPRING BOOST: Fuengirola Bioparc set to expand.

€700,000 dragon plan FUENGIROLA Bioparc is to get a €700,000 springtime boost. Renovation and extension work will make room for more animals including a Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest and most dangerous lizard.

THE 24th European Dance Championship will be held in Torremolinos from February 25.

Star gazing RONDA'S Astronomy and Meteorology Centre is to reopen.

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Pay us back the rent grants, youths told ALMOST 500 youths who received grants have got to give back part of the money. The €210 per month grants to help pay rent were given by the central government between 2008 and 2011,

but the paperwork for Andalucia was handled by the Junta. In almost 500 cases, those getting the money failed to notify authorities their income had risen to more than €22,000 per year. Now they will have to give back all or part of what they received, although they can appeal. Those affected complain that at the time, they were allowed to renew the allowance and that it should have been refused then, instead REJECTED: Plans to enlarge Benalmadena marina. of them being given the money and now having to return it. Some were also given €600 to pay PLANS to enlarge Benalmadena marina have been deposits or €120 to scuppered. pay bank guarantees. The Junta de Andalucia has rejected the town hall In many cases, it will plans following studies due to a “lack of specific be difficult to inform engineering details” making them “insufficient to them as contact carry out the work.” Benalmadena has been given details are no longer four months to re-present new plans with failure to to hand. do so interpreted as a cancellation of the project.

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Boy hurt as wall topples A SMALL boy was injured when a three-metre retaining wall at a housing complex in Alora collapsed. He suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Beach deaths A TURTLE and a dolphin have been found dead on Marbella beaches.

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16,000 ‘looky’ seizures! ALMOST 16,000 bootleg items were seized by police in Fuengirola in 2012. Twenty-one people were arrested for crimes against intellectual and industrial property rights. Now police have reported the ‘looky-looky’ men street traders have become more aggressive and have attacked them. They are more organised and alert each

other if the police are in the area. Sixty-two per cent of the seized bootleg items were CDs and DVDs, said local councillor for Citizen Safety, Rodrigo Romero. Other products included sunglasses, watches, handbags, underwear, wallets, belts, perfumes and clothes. The councillor said throughout the summer, there can be

up to 200 ‘looky-looky’ men on the promenade. “They are no longer immigrants whose only way of surviving is this type of illegal activity” he said, “there are some who come over by plane, stay here three months to make money before returning to their countries of origin.” Romero asked local residents to help by not buying the products.


A FIRE broke out at the organic waste plant in Marbella, near La Cañada shopping centre. It took several hours to put out the blaze.

Driver injured A MAN, 30, was seriously injured at the Jarapalo shooting club in Alhaurin de la Torre when the vehicle he was driving overturned and fell down a precipice.

Lotto luck TWENTY-ONE lottery ticket holders won €38,000 in Malaga with the National Association for the Blind in Spain (ONCE).

Illegal extension THE Supreme Court has declared works which were carried out to enlarge the H10 hotel in Estepona illegal, and the extension may be demolished.

Sea rescues ALMOST 270 people were rescued at sea in 107 operations coordinated by the Lifeguard Centre in Tarifa. Only two people died in the incidents.

Skate park RONDA Town Hall has given the go-ahead for a skate park in the town which will cost €300,000. It is hoped to get youths off the streets and into a safe area.

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 newspaper offers 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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Drug trafficker cleared after police blunder A MAN on trial for drug trafficking has been acquitted after a police blunder. Malaga Provincial Court has disallowed evidence from phone taps because the police failed to fully transcribe the conversations that led to his arrest. They only carried out a summary of 12 out of 14 conversations, based on which he was arrested and the legal secretary was unable to validate them. However, three other people accused in the case have been sentenced to jail totalling 10 years and fines which run into the millions. As a result of the phone taps, the police intercepted two of the men in January last year on the A-7 motorway near Torremolinos. They were carrying 200 grammes of cocaine which they had purchased in Galicia and €1,500 in cash.

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Sky’s the limit as airport to get high-class shops MALAGA AIRPORT is to get luxury shopping and eateries at the new terminal. Work will start in April to redistribute the existing shops so that everyone flying out of Malaga will pass through the Duty Free shop. The airport authorities (AENA) hope this will increase sales by 30 per cent. One of the first projects will be to create a 210m2 shopping area including several luxury brands, AENA’s Commercial Services Director, Jose Manuel Fernandez, announced. Although he did not reveal which brands would be present, he said that talks have been held with Gucci and Loewe, amongst others. There will be a gourmet restaurant run by a Michelin awarded chef, although it was not revealed who. Malaga’s VIP lounge is already considered one of the best in Spain, for its size, location and

DUTY FREE: One of Aldeasa’s airport outlets. design, but AENA plans to include a jewellery stand, restaurant and massage and beauty treatments. Work to complete the transformation of terminal T-3 is expected to last until March 2014. AENA will invest €4 million

and Aldeasa, the company which manages the Duty Free shops, €6 million. The remaining €2 million will be put forward by the companies which will manage businesses in the new commercial area. Around 100 jobs will be created.

“Our aim is to improve the passenger’s experience, so they get a better impression when they arrive and leave,” Fernandez said, “as well as making our commercial area 20 per cent bigger and more profitable.”



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Boy, 4, drowns A BOY, four, died after falling into a pit at an old tobacco factory in Atarfe, Granada. He was at the abandoned factory on the road to Pinos Puente because his parents wanted to take some photos. The pit was not covered or fenced off and was full of water due to recent rains. The boy’s parents claim he died before they had time to save him. Paramedics attempted for an hour to resuscitate him. National Police have opened an investigation into the drowning.

discovered on the Iberian Peninsula and it is hoped they will reveal more about commerce in the Roman era. The mayor, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano, announced that remains of buildings dating back to the third century BC have also been found. One is an octagonal room which may have been part of thermal baths, where a mosaic and marble paving have been found. A feature will be made of these findings so that all local residents and visitors can see them. A stone-paved walkway

to the 16th century fortress has also been found in the Puerta de la Villa area, along with three towers and a wall from the Muslim era, which are very poorly conserved. As well as the remains, items like jewellery and hair adornments have been found and will be on show at the future Archaeological Museum, which is being set up at the former location of the town hall, in Plaza Blas Infante. The museum will also be home to the prehistoric clay statue known as the Estepona Venus, which is more than 5,000 years old.


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350 illegal homes under threat MIJAS Town Hall has warned that around 350 illegal homes may have to be demolished. The local Councillor for Urban Development, Manuel Navarro, said that 4,200 illegal homes had been identified and most will be made legal thanks to new plans for urban development, but that between 300 and 400 would not. The new plan has been approved by the Junta de Andalucia and will mean 3,500 homes in Valtocado, La Atalaya, Entrerrios, Majadilla del Muerto, La Alqueria-El Hornillo, Osunillas, La Alberquilla, El Chaparral and Los Perales Industrial Estate will become legal. Navarro said that owners of illegal homes outside these areas would have to fill in a form at the town hall and prove that there are no negative development reports against it. They will also have to provide photos, plans and a certificate to prove the house can be lived in.

off Marbella, but passengers can only visit the town on smaller embarkations if the sea is calm. However, Marbella City Hall does not want to give up on a


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Fishing for cruise trade DESPITE doubts over extension plans for La Bajadilla Port, Marbella aims to attract cruise ship passengers. The delegation which attended the FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid held talks with BC Tours which organises activities for cruise ship passengers. Plans include visits to the Old Town, as well as shopping excursions to the town’s exclusive boutiques. Many cruise ships currently drop anchor


sector which could boost local finances. This is one of the main reasons why they are chasing Malaga CF owner Sheikh Abdul Bin Nasser Al-Thani, with

whom plans to extend La Bajadilla and open it to cruise ships, were to be carried out. Meanwhile, Al-Thani remains in Qatar leaving the project in the air.

Think positively pink MIJAS charity POSITIVELY Pink aims to raise funds for education, support and a free breast screening programme to Brits living on the Costa del Sol. It includes consultation, physical examination, health education and mammogram or ultrasound carried out by trained professional doctors and nurses in conjunction with Clinica Medicare.



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‘Give us answers’ say victims VICTIMS of the ‘stolen babies’ case held a protest at Malaga Court to demand that their complaints are not shelved. They demand that the public prosecutor investigate all claims from families whose

children were taken from them and given up for adoption without their knowledge or consent. The Andalucian Association for Stolen Babies claims that almost 100 cases have

PRESENTATION: New tour guide for mobile phones.

already been shelved and in many the families have not been told. They also want work to stop at the local San Rafael Cemetery because they claim there are still human remains there which

TRAVEL FAIR: Andalucia was well represented in Madrid. .

Tour guides the smartphone way A NEW tour guide for Andalucia is available for mobile phones. The site was presented by the Junta de Andalucia Councillor for Tourism and Commerce, Rafael Rodriguez, at the International Tourism Fair in Madrid and is called ‘En tu mano’ (In your hand). It offers users up-to-date information on monuments, routes, hotels, restaurants, shopping, food, handicrafts

and history, as well as local events and activities. There are currently guides available for Carmona, Alcala la Real, Osuna, Priego de Cordoba, Puente Genil, Cabra, Valle del Almanzora, Frigiliana, Benalmadena, Campo de Gibraltar, Baena, Lucena, Selwo Aventura, Parque Minero de Riotinto and Hotel Regio II. More information from

could negatively affect the investigation if a park is built in the area. Up to 300,000 babies in Spain were stolen from their mothers and sold for adoption since the 60s, according to unofficial figures quoted by Angel Nuñez of the Justice Ministry. The practice started during the Franco regime and continued for 15 years after his death until the early 1990s and involved a network of doctors and nurses linked to the Catholic Church.

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Body of man found by potholers A GROUP of potholers have discovered a body in a cave in Tarifa, Cadiz. It was found in the Cueva del Moro, and is thought to belong to 26-year-old Ivan Silva, a local man who was reported missing in December 2011, and had mental health problems.

Armed robbery court told of violence A MAN is standing trial at a Malaga court for a violent armed robbery in Manilva. The events took place in December last year when he and three other people allegedly broke into a house and pointed shotguns at the two men inside. They allegedly pushed them to the floor, bound their hands and feet with duct tape and covered their mouths, as well as beating and threatening them. When a third man arrived at the house, he received the same treatment. The raiders then searched the house and stole 700 grammes of hashish, 42 grammes of marihuana, a videogame console, two mobile phones, a safe, an inflatable pool and a wallet, the court heard. When fleeing the scene, they pointed the gun at a resident in the area. Two of the robbers have been tried but another is missing, and the fourth faces 22 years and three months in prison if he is found guilty.


DNA tests will be carried out but the clothes Ivan was wearing when he disappeared were found on the body and the quad he was riding had been found previously just a kilometre from the cave. Guardia Civil had searched the area on numerous occasions.

It took four hours to recover the body, which was at a depth of 40 metres. The potholers had set out to locate Ivan’s body with the support of the local council. His family thanked them for their efforts and is now receiving counselling.

Art exhibition THE ‘Passion in Art’ exhibition of 17 local artists’ work will be held at Villa Padierna Hotel, Benahavis, next Sunday from 12-6pm. Free entry. For more info


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Cutbacks hit cancer patients

Long delay for Coin link road

CANCER patients in Malaga are feeling the effects of government cutbacks in public health. The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) reports that patients are having to wait longer to be seen or for tests, as well as having to pay for nonemergency transport to hospital for treatment. In Malaga Province up to 8,000 new cases of cancer are detected every year, with the most frequent types being breast cancer, cancer of the colon, lung cancer and prostate cancer, which together account for 75 per cent of the total. Patients complain that they are not receiving the attention they need and the AECC demands better measures to allow for early detection of cancer, which they maintain is the best way to fight and beat the disease.

THE road from Coin to the Guadalhorce motorway won’t be finished until 2017. The Group for the Improvement of Roads in the Guadalhorce Valley revealed that the Junta de Andalucia does not foresee completion until eight years later than was initially planned. About 80 per cent of the project has been carried out but work is now at a standstill on the road which would connect Coin directly to the motorway leading to Malaga City, via Casapalma. The group met with representatives from the Department of Public Works, especially as there PARENTS with children have been numerous at the at the San Bartolome de accidents los Salesianos School in roundabout near Venta Malaga have been Platero where the CoinCartama and Coin-Marbella targeted by fraudsters. They have been roads meet. They demanded that the warned by the school that the email address surface, lighting and signs of the parents’ at the roundabout be They also association has been improved. hacked and a mail announced that protests asking for money has would continue to demand that the road, which is a been sent to them. The authorities have necessity for the area, be completed. been advised.

DEEP FILMING: ‘Who Killed Bambi’ scenes shot at Benalmadena aquarium.

Sharks and turtles steal the show

THE Sea Life aquarium in Benalmadena was used to film a scene for the film '¿Quién mató a Bambi?’ (Who Killed Bambi?) Actress Belen Ponce and Malagaborn actor and Goya nominee

Joaquin Nuñez dived into the shark tank and shared the scene with marine turtles. The action comedy is directed by Santi Amodeo, from Sevilla, and was premiered there this week.

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€800,000 stolen from boss A WOMAN has been accused of faking her own kidnapping to cover up an €800,000 crime against her own boss. The 53-year-old told police a gang of six thieves had held her for several days in the toilet of the restaurant in Jerez, Cadiz, where she works and stolen valuable objects. However the National Police weren’t convinced by her story and their investigation revealed that most of the stolen goods had been sold to antiques dealers in Cadiz province. The Peruvian woman allegedly waited until her German boss went on holiday in October to remove items from the luxurious restaurant. She has appeared before a judge and was released with charges of misappropriation and faking a crime.

No retrial for jailed killer THE confessed killer of Sevilla teenager Marta del Castillo could have his jail sentence extended. Marta, 17, went missing on January 24, 2009. Sevilla Provincial Court sentenced her ex-boyfriend, Miguel Carcaño, to 20 years in prison last year. Carcaño confessed he had killed her during an argument at his home after hitting her over the head with an ashtray. However, he denied knowing where her body was. This sentence was revised in November, and since then, the Supreme Court has twice delayed their decision due to the “complexity of the case.” However, this week, it was announced that the trial would not be held again, but that Carcaño’s sentence should be increased for causing suffering to the family by repeatedly changing his story regarding where the body was located. He will also have to pay the €616,319 it has cost to search for Marta’s body. The Provincial Court sentence considered it proved that Carcaño and a friend known as El Cuco, who was

get loose during the night. He attacked his Moroccan roommate, 41, with a table, causing him severe head injuries, then gouged out his eyes. The victim sustained a brain haemorrhage due to


NEVER FOUND: Marta del Castillo killed by boyfriend.

sentenced as a minor (under 18) for covering up the crime, put Marta’s body in a wheelchair and disposed of it with the help of an unknown third person. Carcaño was sentenced to pay €340,000 to Marta’s family for moral damages, as well as the legal costs, and is banned from living in the same city or town as her the attack and remains in parents or sisters for 30 the intensive care unit. years. His older brother, The attacker remains in his brother’s girlfriend solitary confinement in the and a friend, Samuel, unit for patients with acute were all acquitted. Now, mental problems. The the Prosecution is police are investigating how appealing against the the attack happened. acquittal of Samuel.


Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Horse off the menu SUPERMARKET chain Aldi has dropped their contract with supplier Dalepak after horsemeat was found in its products. Tests from beef burger products at a UK store tested positive for traces of horse DNA.

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Eyes gouged out in attack A PSYCHIATRIC patient at Malaga University Hospital attacked another man and gouged his eyes out. The attacker, an Ecuadorian in his 20s, was reportedly tied to his bed, but somehow managed to

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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 in Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The painting called La Siesta is worth £73,000.

Two jailed TWO women have been jailed after they were found guilty of the

torture and murder of 67year-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.

Police cuts POLICE officer numbers in England and Wales have dropped to the lowest level for 11 years. Cuts in the force are due to budgets being reduced.

Blind spot LICENCES can now be taken from shortsighted motorists caught driving dangerously. New powers give British police the right to withdraw driving licences from those who pose a risk to other road users.

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Even more Russians are coming TOURISM on the Costa del Sol will increase by 1 per cent in 2013 thanks to the Russian, Scandinavian and Asian markets. In 2012, 10 per cent of all foreign visitors to Spain visited the Costa del Sol, according to the President of Malaga Provincial Government and the Tourism Board, Elias Bendodo. Russian visitors increased by 26 per cent, and this upward trend is hoped to continue this year, hopefully balancing out the falling numbers of Spanish tourists. The number of visitors from France, Scandinavia and Asia also increased last year, and is expected to rise this year by 6 per cent.

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Three Kings tragedy report is with court THE final police report regarding the accident at this year’s Three Kings parade in Malaga at which a child died has been handed to a local court. The court will decide whether the case goes any further. The 140-page report includes evidence from volunteers, witnesses and police, including the statement of the

volunteer walking at the front left wheel of the float who attempted to help the six-year-old. There are also photos of the event, some of them taken by the press. The float was travelling at walking speed and the qualified driver had not taken anything which could affect his driving.

Witnesses said that the boy, together with two others, crawled under the float to grab sweets from the ground. Civil Protection volunteers and police managed to pull two of them to safety, but were too late to save the youngster who was crushed as the float moved on.

Mijas welcomes more foreigners

EUROPEAN: Mario Bravo, Councillor for Foreign Residents launches the Friendship Days.

FORTY-TWO per cent of the population of Mijas is composed of foreigners of more than 120 nationalities. In 2013, the town plans to strengthen ties with Finland, Germany and Ireland with ‘Friendship Days’ in March, May and October. These events are designed to bring Mijas closer to those countries and thank their nationals for choosing Mijas as their new place of residence. The councillor for Foreign Residents, Mario Bravo, said Mijas is “more than a Spanish town, it’s a European town.”

Woman forced into prostitution A MAN, 28, was arrested in Malaga for allegedly holding a woman against her will and forcing her into prostitution. Police visited a recently opened establishment to carry out an inspection and found that it had an opening licence as a disco, but the owner planned to run it as a brothel. Once inside, they learned that he had hired a 27-year-old woman as a stripper, but was allegedly forcing her to work as a prostitute and had locked her in a room. He knew she desperately needed money. He was arrested and the premises were closed.


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Transport plans in a jam PLANS to improve transport infrastructure in Andalucia have been put on hold until at least 2017. Works included in the Plan of Infrastructures for the Sustainability of Transport in Andalucia (Pista) which should have been finished by 2013, will be delayed due to cutbacks and budget adjustments. This includes the high-speed rail link between Antequera and Sevilla, the Metro and tram plans for several areas of the region and many roadworks. The plan initially approved in 2007 was to spend €30 billion on these works. Sixty per cent were reportedly finished by 2011. But the Junta de Andalucia has decided to reset deadlines and announced that some contracts will be cancelled. Now several companies which had been given the projects have complained and are demanding compensation.

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Praying in cathedral lands Austrian Muslims in court A GROUP of Muslims facing prison for causing trouble at the Mosque Cathedral in Cordoba denies having planned to pray there. In March 2010, members of a group of tourists from Austria, led by Zaid El-Aifari, began to pray at the monument and refused to stop doing so when approached by a guard. El-Aifari says they did not know that it was banned. He began a silent, three-minute prayer, he claims, and other people joined him. Eight are accused in the case. He explained to the guard that he was not aware it would cause a problem and said in

court that once a prayer is initiated, it can’t be interrupted. Other people, who were not in his group, he said, asked the guard to let them finish. He also denies that any of his group attacked security guards and claims that the incident started when a guard took out a truncheon and began to hit them. One of them, he says, wouldn’t let him get up, and feeling scared, he attempted to escape and was grabbed and beaten. He says he may have accidentally knocked one of the guards in the altercation.

Another two of the accused deny having attacked guards with a Swiss Army knife or with crutches. Meanwhile, staff from the monument explained that visitors who are thought to be Muslim are informed when they buy their tickets that praying is banned. They also say that the group came in separately but were carrying walkie-talkies in order to meet in the area with the fewest cameras to pray. They also claim that the rest of the group gathered around the imam and prevented the guards from getting to him.

Mijas takes action to protect cyclists MIJAS TOWN HALL has installed signs on local roads to alert drivers that there are often cyclists in the area. Permission has been given by the Junta de Andalucia to put up the signs on the roads from Fuengirola to Mijas Pueblo and on the Camino de Coin, both of which are very popular with cyclists. There have been many accidents on both roads involving cyclists.

BEWARE: Warning signs going up in Mijas.


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‘Remove dangerous bollards’ - residents THE system of retractable bollards used to limit traffic in the historical centre of Malaga is being questioned after several accidents.

A woman broke her arm recently in an accident in Calle Molina Lario, outside the cathedral, when she crashed her vehicle into one of the bollards. They have been in place for more than three years, and have reduced traffic, but locals complain that they are dangerous and don’ t work as computer and the intended. police are given a Accidents occur receipt for the amount. frequently, local In this case, the man shopkeepers report, failed to do so. although the council He has been says there are only 10 receiving psycho- a year on average. logical treatment since Local residents are 2005, but the court in favour of reducing considers this doesn’t traffic in the area, but justify his poor want the city hall to memory or why it consider other would only affect this options, such as particular procedure. barriers.

‘Forgetful’ employee dismissed A COURT has approved the dismissal of an Estepona municipal employee who failed to hand in fines totalling €4,600 taken by the Local Police. In April last year, he informed the revenue department that he had “forgotten” to hand in reports for fines issued between June 2009 and July

2010. He claimed there had been no malicious intent in his actions. Disciplinary proceedings were brought against him and he was dismissed, but he appealed the decision. Normally, the Local Police hand in a report with the amount of the fine and case number, which are recorded on

SIGN UP: New street signs are being installed.

Street name signs to help drivers WORK has started at the Bello Horizonte area of Marbella to install and replace street name plaques. The head of the local Public Roads department, Jose Eduardo Diaz, pointed out that it is very important because it will improve communications, help delivery drivers and aid the emergency

services to locate the victims of any possible emergencies. Bello Horizonte is one of the most densely populated areas of Marbella but many streets still haven’t got name plaques. Approximately €6,000 will be spent on putting them up here and in the Cuatro Vientos area of San Pedro Alcantara.


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Phone limit for council MALAGA CITY councillors have a limit of €300 per month on their mobile phones. This also applies to the mayor, while directors can spend up to €250, intermediate directors €50 and inspectors €30. On average, €9,000 per month is paid by the city council on mobile phone calls alone. Council staff have 635 mobile phones, 15 per cent of them smartphones, and department heads are to receive reports on how much the staff in their department are spending.

A birthday party but Amy, 21, still missing THE mother of missing Amy Fitzpatrick will be holding a birthday party in Dublin to mark her 21st birthday. Amy went missing from her Costa del Sol home on New Year’s Day 2008 and has not

been seen since despite an extensive search. The disappearance of the 15year-old shocked residents of Riviera del Sol, near Calahonda, where she lived and a massive police search involving many

local families failed to provide any clues as to her whereabouts. Amy’s birthday is today (Thursday) but the party in her honour is not going be staged in until Saturday.

Alhaurin keeps on growing THE population of Alhaurin de la Torre is now more than 38,000, making it the 12th largest town in Malaga Province. Since 2001, the population has increased by 40 per cent. Meanwhile, foreigners who are registered as resident in the town are asked to confirm that it is still their place of domicile.

GETTING BIGGER: Alhaurin de la Torre now 12th biggest town in Malaga.

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Turkey tradition defended THE town of Cazalilla, Jaen, continues its tradition of throwing a turkey from a church tower, despite complaints and fines. The custom is part of the celebrations in honour of the town’s patron saint, San Blas, and local residents gather in the town square hoping to catch the turkey. Locals complain about animal rights groups which want to ban the tradition, and about the €2,001 fine imposed by the Junta de Andalucia annually on the person who throws the turkey from the tower. The whole town pays it because they don’t want the tradition to end. The turkey isn’t hurt, they insist, a statement backed up by the local Councillor for Festivities, Lidia Raya.


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Metro tests go on THE Malaga Metro was tested above ground from the Teatinos campus to Los Asperones area on the outskirts of Malaga. The Junta de Andalucia (regional government) Department of Public Works announced that the trains would carry out their first test runs this week, although they will not officially come into operation until the end of this year. The train workshops are in Los Asperones, and the overhead lines to the area have been installed and electrified. The tests evaluate the equipment and its functionality for passenger transport as well as traction, brakes and speed. Tests were already carried out last year on the Carretera de Cadiz stretch.

Disabled in middle of dispute over payments

FINANCIAL cutbacks have forced a centre for the disabled in Malaga to ask patients’ families for money. The Junta de Andalucia and Malaga Provincial Government are still at odds over who should pay grants for the 23

places at the Aspromanis and Sagrado Corazon centres for the disabled. The latter has had to ask relatives of its seven patients to pay €2,293 because they have been told by the Provincial Government they will no

longer be subsidised. The Provincial Government says it is “not its responsibility.” However, it says it can forward the money to the centres as long as the Junta guarantees that it will pay it back and assume responsibility in the future. The Junta de Andalucia, on the other hand, has criticised the Provincial Government for putting a stop to the agreement without prior consultation after 28 years. It says it is the central government’s fault it can’t afford to pay. The centre can’t afford to offer its services free, the manager said, adding that families are finding it very hard to cope. They can’t take their relatives home as they suffer severe mental problems, he continued. The problem has been LA MATA School in Cartama held a charity Race for Peace for parents and teachers, as well as the mayor, Jorge Gallardo, and Sports Councillor Juan taken to the Andalucian Jose Rodriguez. Funds from the race will go the Casa do Gaiato Orphanage in Ombudsman, Chamizo. Maputo, Mozambique.

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Stowaway is held A MOROCCAN man, 30, was arrested in Mijas having travelled from Tangiers under a coach. He claimed his arm was trapped and when firemen arrived to free him he tried to escape.

Off-duty arrest AN off-duty National Police officer arrested a man in Granada. He had arrested him before and knew there was a search and arrest warrant for the man who had been sentenced to serve time in prison for threatening behaviour. The man did not resist arrest and was remanded in custody pending trial.

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Even stars have their film plans thwarted HOLLYWOOD star Antonio Banderas has had to put plans to direct a film in Malaga on hold. His producer, Green Moon,

has left plans for a Sci-Fi film called Solo, in which the Malaga-born actor was going to star as well as direct, on the back burner, where it has been since 2010. The film focuses on Boabdil, the Moorish King who gave the keys of Granada back to the Catholic Monarchs. The budget was huge and there were rumours that Lawrence of Arabia actor Omar Sharif would be on the pay role. Before that, it was said that Banderas would direct the film adaptation of a novel about Malaga during the Spanish Civil War written by the wife of British writer Gerald Brenan, Gamel Woolsey. Actress Melanie Griffith, who is VINICIO CAPOSSELA: He is on a tour of Spain. also Banderas’ wife, was to be the star of this film which never came to fruition. However, in July this year, the ITALIAN singer Vinicio Capossela chose the Teatro Cervantes producer wants to start filming in Malaga as the first stop of his Spanish tour. He was another Sci-Fi film in Bulgaria in accompanied by a group of Italian and Greek musicians, led by which Banderas would be directed Manolis Pappos on the bouzouki. by Gabe Ibañez.

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Fireman faces Facebook action DISCIPLINARY action is being taken against a Malaga fireman who criticised the President of Malaga Fire Consortium, Elias Bendodo, on Facebook. A photo was uploaded to the ‘wall’ of the Malaga Professional Firemen’s Union of the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, dressed in a

fireman’s uniform, talking to a victim of the November floods. It included negative references to the conservative Partido Popular. Another comment read: “Bendodo has sold out and does the same to us, wears the uniform, then sacks our colleagues… they don’t feel ashamed as they have no shame.”

Horse in rescue THE Cyd Santa Maria equine rescue centre in Alhaurin el Grande saved a horse which was allegedly being left to starve to death in Tolox. The owner, who was perfectly capable of looking after the horse, had, it is claimed, already let two others die. The horses were shut in and given no water or food. The volunteers, accompanied by members of the Guardia Civil Nature Protection Service, took the horse away to their shelter with no objections from the owner.

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Disobeying prostitutes reported TWELVE prostitutes were reported by the Local Police in Malaga for repeated disobedience last year. Although the women could be tried in a criminal court, it is not because prostitution is a crime, but because they failed to obey local byelaws regarding prostitution in public places even after several warnings.

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Stray cats get the chop MIJAS Health Department has begun to sterilise stray cats in the town. The aim is to keep down the population of feral cats and maintain

health standards, as well as avoid any bother they may cause local residents. The campaign is being carried out by the local animal pound run by

A first exhibition THE Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Malaga is holding the first exhibition in Spain of Rinus Van de Velde until March 31. The exhibition is a selection of previously unseen works in which the artist himself is the focal point. There are 12 drawings with scenes both real and invented. Van de Velde lives and works in Belgium.

Canes in collaboration with local shelters and animal association volunteers. The volunteers will carry out reports on where the cats are located and Canes will then catch them for castration or spaying. Those which annoy residents will be taken to other areas, the Health Councillor, Maria del Mar Rios said. She also thanked local shelters and associations for their help.

Eviction is halted UNSEEN: First showing in Spain.

Splashing out in top quality water WATER lapping on to Marbella’s beaches was in ‘excellent’ condition during the 2012 swimming season. The Junta de Andalucia Health Department has confirmed that tests revealed that waters along

Marbella’s 27-kilometre coastline were clean. Councillor Antonio Espada pointed out that this backs the local government’s aim of offering the best beaches.

Tests were carried out at the beaches of Artola, Las Chapas, Los Monteros, El Cable-Rio Real, Venus Bajadilla, La Fontanilla-Faro, Nagüeles, Rio Verde, Puerto Banus and Guadalmina-San Pedro.

PRESSURE from the Mortgage Victims’ Group stopped an eviction in Arroyo de la Miel. The couple, who have two children, both lost their jobs two years ago and were unable to pay the €1,050 mortgage payments every month. They now owe €190,000 and get €400 per month in unemployment benefits.

Use your phone to say I love you THE Spanish post office service, Correos, has launched an App to send eCards for Saint Valentine’s Day. The eCard App for Iphone and Android phones allow users to design cards and send them to any part of the world using their own photos and images. The eCard Sims App also allows the user to personalise the card with images from The Sims videogame. Once a card is designed, Correos will send it to Spain for €1.50, the rest of Europe for €2.50 and the rest of the world for €2.75. Payment can be carried out by PayPal or credit card.


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Shocking bill for nursing home A PAYMENT plan for Los Angeles Nursing Home’s €220,000 debt has been agreed with electric company Endesa. The grant which the Malaga home receives from the Junta de Andalucia for the subsidised places it offers was embargoed by Endesa to pay the outstanding electricity bills However, the President of the board which runs the home, met Endesa and the Junta to agree monthly payments of €5,000 which will cover that month’s bill as well as the debt. Once the embargo is lifted, the staff will be paid. A campaign had been launched to request that Endesa pardon the debt and 1,500 signatures have been collected so far at

Bioparc’s new arrival A FEMALE Borneo Orangutan called Suli is the newest arrival at the Bioparc in Fuengirola. Nine-year-old Suli arrived from Beauval Zoo in France to take part in a breeding programme for the conservation of endangered species carried out at the Bioparc. She will live with the other orangutans, including Mukah and her son Banggy, born in Fuengirola in 2006 and the first of his species born in Andalucia. A male is expected to arrive at Bioparc within the next few months to increase the population further.

BREEDING: Mukah and son Banggy have new company.

Sotheby’s sees sale of Picasso at €32.9m

SOLD: Painting by Picasso.

AN oil painting by Malaga-born painter Pablo Picasso has sold at auction at Sotheby’s in London for €32.9 million. ‘Femme assise pres d’une fenetre’ (Woman sitting by a window) is a portrait of his mistress and muse Marie-Therese Walter. It was painted in 1932 at his studio in Boisgeloup,

on the outskirts of Paris. It had been estimated the painting would sell for between €28.7 million and €41 million. Picasso met Marie-Therese in Paris in 1927 when she was 17 and he was married to Olga Khokhlova. She gave birth to his daughter, Maya Widmaire-Picasso, in 1935.

Same day surgery at Malaga hospital FIFTY-FIVE per cent of people who undergo operations in Malaga’s main hospital are released the same day.

According to the Carlos Haya and Malaga University Hospital, last year they carried out 59,344 operations, of which 32,607

patients were not admitted for an overnight stay. There were 8,620 emergency operations, and on an average day, 163

operations were carried out. Between the two hospitals, they saw 461,967 emergency patients in 2012, and admitted 57,247 people.


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Woman dies under lorry A WOMAN, 69, died after being in collision with a delivery lorry in Algeciras. The vehicle was reversing and failed to see the woman, who had hearing problems and didn’t hear witnesses shouting at her not to step into the road. Firemen were called to the scene as her body remained trapped beneath the vehicle. The driver suffered a nervous breakdown and received counselling.

Paying by card IT will now be possible to pay for purchases at the two weekly street markets in Fuengirola by credit card. New laws regarding itinerant trade in the town make card machines obligatory for stall holders. The local councillor for Commerce, Ignacio Souviron, says they will be introduced gradually, and that it will make shopping safer and easier for buyers and stallholders.


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Bus pass pervert takes a trip to Local Police station A MAN, 70, was arrested in Malaga for allegedly touching women on buses. Following a report, the Local Police launched an investigation and found that the man took more than 200 buses between December 25, 2012, and January 2013, using a pensioners’ bus pass. He mainly used the number 11 bus joining Malaga city centre and El Palo district. On one particular day, he took 19 buses. He also took them at times when there were most schoolchildren. Police set up surveillance and saw how the man got on the bus and began to observe the passengers, especially the women. On one occasion, he approached two women, and although there was plenty of space, he stood very close to them and began rubbing against them. He was arrested and taken to a police station. Police have asked anyone who may be a victim of this man to call 951 927 600.

THREE Mijas residents face fines for having started bonfires at times or in weather conditions when it is not permitted by local laws.

Two sentenced TWO men have been sentenced to almost 13 years each in prison for killing another following a fight at a Malaga disco in March 2011. The Andalucian Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed


Dutch arrest A MAN, 53, wanted by the Dutch authorities since 2011 for Social Security fraud was arrested in Marbella. He hid the fact he had a house worth €95,000 so he could obtain social benefits.

Flock trouble A MAN has been fined €120 because his flock of sheep damaged 10 olive trees in Malaga last year. The sheep entered a property belonging to his neighbour who he will now have to pay compensation to.


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Car theft DODGY NOTE: Police show the forged €50 note.

Dial F for forgetful forger A MAN who allegedly paid with a forged €50 note in a bar in Mijas was arrested because he left his mobile

phone behind. The man, 40, had already attempted to use the note to pay for items in local shops.

the sentence of Malaga Provincial Court, which also acquitted two other men. The guilty men will have to pay the victim’s relatives €230,000 in compensation.

Church robbery TWO people were arrested for stealing a velvet reliquary and several rosaries from a church in Ardales. The reliquary belonged to Brother Diego Jose of Cadiz and is classified as historical heritage of incalculable value. They also allegedly stole electrical equipment from the local museum. All the items were

He then used it to pay a €7 tab in a local bar. However, he forgot his mobile phone and was arrested by Local

found in a garage amongst bags of rubbish.

Dealers nabbed EIGHT people were arrested in Antequera in a drugs raid. They allegedly put drugs in empty cigarette packets which they dangled on a cord from their balcony to the buyer. Five of them have been remanded in custody.

Wanted man A MAN, 24, wanted by the authorities in France since 2011, was arrested in Estepona. He could face up to 10 years in prison as more than eight tonnes of hashish,

Waiter badly hurt in stabbing A MAN was arrested in La Cala de Mijas for stabbing an Irish waiter who refused to serve him because the bar was closed. The events took place at around 3am when the Local Police saw two British men banging on the door of the bar. A member of staff opened the

door and a fight broke out. The police rushed to stop the fight and found the waiter on the floor in a pool of blood and a stab wound to the neck. They recovered a knife and its owner was arrested. The victim was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital in a serious condition.

Police who were alerted by staff. He has prior arrests, one of them for banknote forgery.

four kilos of heroin and 52 grammes of cocaine were found in his home.

Case pending A TRIAL against five Mijas Local Police officers accused of drug trafficking will start again next month. Malaga Provincial Court decided not to allow information obtained from phone taps at the request of the defence.

Attacker arrested A MAN, 23, was arrested in Malaga for allegedly attacking staff at a local cafeteria and punching a Local Police officer in the face. He had reportedly taken drugs.

Parking fine AN illegal car park attendant has been sentenced to pay a €120 fine for failing to obey orders from Local Police who told him to cease his illegal activity.

A ROMANIAN man, 34, wanted by the authorities in his country for robbery, was arrested in Estepona. He had been on the run since July 2000 for stealing items from cars and selling them.

Ex-wife A MAN has been given a six-month restraining order for stalking his ex-wife. He passed the cafeteria where she was sitting 13 times in his car, slowing down when he was near her.

Hold-ups A MAN, 49, was arrested in Huelva, for allegedly holding up two shops in Malaga using a large knife to threaten staff and clients.

Olive load A GUARD in Antequera caught 15 Romanians with five cars and a van allegedly stealing olives in broad daylight. He called the Guardia Civil and they were all arrested.


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Manuscript thief released A FORMER 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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Dead dogs in animal feed claim SOME pet foods and cattle feed allegedly contain the remains of stray dogs and sick animals. Seprona, the Guardia Civil’s environment protection unit, is investigating claims that the animals were incinerated in Pontevedra (Galicia) before being processed at a Salamanca factory. The unit was called in after a Ponteareas (Pontevedra) court received a number of similar complaints. Samples collected by the Health departments of several Spanish regions as well as feed distributors are now being analysed. The

results are expected within a matter of days. Using stray dogs and sick animals, including those from zoos, puts the food chain at risk, according to molecular biologist Montse Espiñeira. It could cause a disaster similar to the ‘Mad Cow’ crisis, she warned. It is ‘beyond all logic’ to use dead dogs to feed cattle which is eventually eaten by humans, Espiñeira said. Another of the complaints received by the Ponteareas court came from Olga Costa. She runs an animal shelter in Cambados. She claimed contaminated feed has been supplied to dozens of

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PET FOOD: Dead animal remains found. pet and animal food companies, including some outside Spain. She has since had threatening phone calls from a company that incinerates the animals, she added. Seprona investigated this firm last May and found

two warehouses owned by As Neves (Pontevedra) Town Hall which were being used as clandestine stores. One contained 15 tons of dead animals. Similar installations were earlier located in the Val Miñor and Salceda areas, both in Pontevedra.

A MAYOR accused of bribery and links to the Russian mafia has been set free by acourt 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 mafia money laundering network supposedly run by Andrei Petrov. Also implicated are architect Pilar Gimeno, and Constantin Mischanin.

High Court clears doctor of illegal abortion charges A DOCTOR accused of carrying out illegal abortions has been acquitted by Barcelona High Court. Peruvian Carlos Morin and 10 patients faced prison terms totalling 300 years if found guilty, but the court concluded that there was insufficient evidence against them. “They believed

falsehoods. I was a scapegoat,” Morin said on leaving the courtroom. The case dated from 2006 when Catholic group E-Cristians lodged a formal complaint against Morin. He had performed abortions outside the legal time limit and without psychiatrists’ reports beforehand, decided the Public

Prosecution Department following an investigation. Three ultra-Catholic groups and the Barcelona Medical Association were represented as the private accusation when the case reached court. The court found no evidence of clients who were 29 weeks pregnant, as E-

Flu epidemic is 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 most-affected age groups. By the last week of January, there were 156.73 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, explained Dr Oscar Zurriaga, an epidemic specialist from Valencia. Andalucia, the Balearics,

Cristians claimed. Ultrasound scans found at the clinic demonstrated that none of the pregnancies exceeded the legal 22-week limit, the tribunal decided. Neither could Morin have altered them, the court decided, as he lacked the necessary expertise. Three key witnesses also retracted their evidence against Carlos Morin. All the terminations were carried out with the women’s ‘consent and express request’ in authorised clinics by qualified staff, the tribunal ruled. Listening to their evidence was ‘heartrending’ the judges said, but essential to reaching a verdict. E-Cristians has already decided to appeal the sentence which it described as ‘ideological’ and ‘a scandal’.

Trophies seized CONTAGIOUS: Under-15-year-olds are the most affected. Cantabria, Navarra and Ceuta so far experienced only localised outbreaks. The presence of flu elsewhere is sporadic, the health authorities announced, with the lowest number of cases reported 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.

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 because the correct documentation had not been provided. He now faces a small fine.


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A gallery sense of humour WHEN there is little to laugh at, life should be viewed with humour. This is the belief of Reichel Congosto and Isa Arenas, two Madrid architects behind an itinerant art gallery called La Galeria de la Magdalena. It takes its name from the street where the project began but the two women now install their own and others’ works throughout Spain’s capital. They invariably choose empty, derelict walls or the screens erected around building sites. Passers-by are invited to take whatever takes their fancy, because Reichel and Isa are giving away ‘urban gifts’ recycled from cheap and modest materials, including eggboxes, Velcro, photocopies and plastic containers. Their latest work near a pharmacy is called ‘remedies for daily worries’. It consists of a hundred or so medicine packets, painted yellow. One, for instance, contains an ‘Ohnoit’smondayinhaler’.

Dun working 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

Crying out loud! Baby birth blues hit Spain 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 population 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

RAIL TRAGEDY: Boy in hospital after falling from roof of

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 to guarantee generation renewal. Murcia now has the highest birth rate in Spain and Asturias the lowest. Spain needs a total of 752,000 births a year instead of the current 472,000, Hertfelder said. train. There is a direct link between family allowances and a high birth rate, he continued. friend to take photos. “Countries that give allBut when he climbed round help to families onto the roof of a railway have higher birth carriage he touched power rates,” he said, citing cables. He was taken to Ireland (2.05 children), hospital where he remains France (2.01) and the in a serious condition. UK (1.91).

Railway boy in grave condition A TEENAGER is in a serious condition after falling from the roof of a railway carriage after getting an electric shock from overhead cables. The 16-year-old suffered family-run animal farm in the southwestern German state of BadenWüttermberg. The blaze caused €1 million worth of damage.

Flying visit CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel urged visiting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to ensure dialogue remains an option as his country grapples with a political

a traumatic brain injury after falling from a height of four metres. He had sneaked into the logistical centre of the Administrator of Railway Infrastructure (Adif) in Madrid with a


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crisis which 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.

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 man sitting there had not even noticed the actor.

Stuck home RUTH KOCHAN, 87, has not been able to leave her eighth floor flat in Jena for three months as she waits for repairs to a lift following a fire in the elevator shaft.


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Rise in kidnap claims FALSE abduction claims doubled in 2012. Last year the National Police dealt with 24 bogus kidnappings, which are classed as an offence and punishable under Spain’s penal code. Every reported kidnapping and abduction last year - of which 24 turned out to be bogus and 17 genuine - had to be investigated according to established procedure, police revealed. All were successfully solved and 87 arrests were made. False kidnappings are invariably intended to raise money from the family and friends of the ‘victims’, police explained. “There are people who can’t pay their debts and they fake an abduction,” explained Chief Inspector Alberto C Gonzalez from the National Police’s Kidnap and Extortion unit. Police suspicions are usually aroused when it is the supposed victim who contacts the family, and not the abductors, he revealed. Money is not the only motive, Gonzalez said, and some are staged to justify an absence from home during an affair.


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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. It had a history of success and had overcome other adversities in the past, Solomont remarked.

Egyptian coffin find 3,500 years old SHORTFALL: Wages don’t stretch until end of month.

Money not lasting to end of month 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’


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Clean up act, Spain is urged 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


association Adicae. The remaining 25 per cent ‘always’ have trouble, they said. Seventy per cent remedy the solution by cutting down on spending or 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 responded to survey, a mortgage is eating up 40 per cent of their monthly salary.

Policeman shared his home with crime boss A BARCELONA Guardia Civil officer was sharing his official quarters with a crime boss. Both men belonged to a 14-strong criminal organisation involved in drugs, extortion and robbery with violence. The group had been operating since October at least, believe police. They began their enquiries following a breakin at a home in Rubi when a masked and armed man and woman tied up the

owners and stole jewellery. After two months of investigations, 10 homes were searched in Rubi, Terrassa, Sant Quirze del Valles and Badia del Valles where the Guardia Civil officer lived with the gang-leader. A search of this and other properties revealed two pistols, several replica guns, 20 grammes of cocaine, two kilos of marijuana and 40 grammes of hashish.

SPANISH archaeologists have found a child’s coffin near to the city of Luxor, 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. The investigators were surprised to find the coffin outside the tombs on the hills which dominate the west banks of Luxor. Normally a child would be buried with its family.

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Cocaine found in drugs haul

News from our editions

POLICE in Elche have seized a container with around 4,000 kilos of cocaine, thought to be the largest amount recovered on mainland Spain.

Drunk driver A LORRY driver who skidded and spilled his load of drums carrying paint and solvent across the A-7 motorway in Murcia, causing delays, was found to have alcohol in his blood.

Surgical statistics ELCHE’S Vinalopó Hospital performed over 13,900 operations last year, 6 per cent more than in 2011. Of these, 11,800 were scheduled surgeries with 2,100 being urgent in nature.

Bank clerk held A CLERK with the Murcia was held young man who amount of cash. investigating.

Cajamurcia bank in at gunpoint by a fled with a small National Police are

Your MBE is well-deserved A BRITISH expatriate awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours has been personally congratulated by the British ambassador in Spain. Retired Angela Keay of La Siesta on the Costa

Blanca, was awarded the honour for services to the British commmunity in Spain for more than 15 years. She is pictured above with British Ambassador Giles Paxman in Alicante.

False alarm

Coffee kiosks

POLICE set up eight patrols in the Los Altos and Los Balcones areas of Torrevieja after receiving a call about a gunman in the area which turned out to be a false alarm.

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


Gone bankrupt

Blaze tragedy

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

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.

Internet scam

Win some, lose some

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

COSTA BLANCA hotels gained almost 40,000 more foreign clients last year. Spanish visitors fell by 33,700 caused by the economic crisis.

Roof drama A SUSPECTED armed jewellery thief nicknamed The Smurf has been caught by Guardia Civil officers. The 20-year-old alleged burglar has 18 previous convictions and was on parole, having been recently released. He was caught whilst allegedly trying to flee across rooftops.


Buses stoned ALICANTE city police located two boys suspected of throwing stones at local buses. A boy of 14 and another of 15 were finally detained in Calle Pintor Pedro Camacho.

Bridging the gap BENIDORM is in talks with Ryanair to bring more Scandinavian tourists to the resort. Tourism councillor Gema Amor sided with Ryanair regarding its dispute over airbridges at Alicante airport.

As previously reported in EWN, Angela helped set up Age Concern Costa Blanca South in 1997 and constantly worked as a volunteer and secretary to Age Concern España’s national Infoline and

Casework service organisation, known as ACASA, as well as being a Casework helper. “I am delighted to have met Angela and I congratulate her on a well-deserved MBE,” said Ambassador Paxman.



Green light

Wind chaos

VELEZ-MALAGA Town Hall has given its full approval to this year’s proposed municipal budget of €90 million.

EMERGENCY help-line 112 received 1,615 calls and was dispatched to 36 incidents on Saturday, all due to severe winds, falling objects and road blockages.

Terrace fees

More catamarans

TORROX intends to lower monthly charges for bars and restaurants using the public thoroughfare for tables and chairs, and to guarantee improvements.

YACHT charter company Sunsail, part of TUI Travel Group, is to open a base in the Real Club Naútico, Palma Harbour.


Dear water

WORK has now begun on Calles Ramblilla A & G, Salobreña, to sort out the water mains and sewage system. The work is scheduled to take four months.

FACUA-Consumers in Action detected differences of up to 354.4 per cent in the rates of domestic water supply in 20 Spanish cities during 2012. Next to Murcia and Cadiz, Palma has Spain’s third most expensive tap-water.

‘Unfare’ cabbies TAXI DRIVERS in Salobreña have been charging foreigners different rates for the same journey. For example, a trip to Málaga Airport varied from €90 to €140. Fare meters are not compulsory in taxis.

Sports fees FEES at municipal sports schools and facilities in Nerja have risen 150 per cent. Students pay an annual fee of €60, but now have to pay €10 per month if they are registered and €20 if they are not.

Don’t slip for fish OVER half of the fresh fish stands in Palma’s Plaza Olivar market have been forced to temporarily close while new antislip resistant flooring is being installed.

European Film Awards MALLORCA’S Councillor of Tourism, Alvaro Gijón proposed the Ministry of Culture request that in 2014 Palma be the venue for the celebration of the 27th European Film Awards. Berlin is the host for 2013.

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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.


usiness extra

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.

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.


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



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.


ritish usiness riefs £££

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 An investor’s portfolio should be built around their specific objectives. If you are investing for growth, then I normally recommend three main principles 1) Time in the market 2) Spread the risk 3) Regular reviews Time in the market – not timing the market Investors who remain invested over the longer term often achieve better results than those who attempt to time the market. It is natural to be concerned when markets are volatile and falling, but if you have a suitably long-term plan for your investments and adequate cash reserves to cover your short-term needs, then you should try not to react to every little bit of negative news, even if it can be hard to ignore. Most investors should therefore plan to be invested for the longer term – five to 10 years, or even more. Many investors who attempt to ‘time the market’ often end up disappointed. In some cases they end up significantly worse off. There are two key reasons why people time the market. Some try to be clever about when they buy and sell to maximise gains. Their aim is to predict when a share will be at its lowest point and then when it is at its highest point. You would need to predict the future (and many events that affect markets cannot be



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Investing For Growth – Three Key Principles To Guide Your Investment Strategy Part 1 by Bill Blevins, Financia l Correspondent, Blevins Franks

predicted) and you would need to be right twice. Many other investors make emotional investment decisions. They are influenced by short-term market movements and react to them, when instead they should focus on the longer-term trend and how this fits in with their own investment objectives. Unfortunately, all too often, this can result in investors entering or exiting the market at precisely the wrong time. Investor sentiment actually lags market movements so those who react to sentiment often enter and exit the market at the wrong time. Investors can go though a roller coaster of emotions, starting with optimism, moving on to excitement and then euphoria as markets rise

higher and higher, before changing to anxiety as markets fall off their peak and slipping through anxiety and fear to despondency as markets fall, before improving again through hope and relief back to optimism. Many investors enter the market or invest more money at the ‘euphoria’ point – but this is actually the riskiest point in a market cycle. Likewise the point of maximum financial opportunity is the time when most investors are despondent and so fewest people are investing at this point. For example, if you compare movements in the FTSE 100 index with historic net investment flows (investment purchases minus investment sales by retail clients) into equity funds by UK investors since the early 90s, we can see that investment flows significantly increase when markets peak, and conversely decrease during market dips. However, often the best returns from equity markets come in periods

just after a downturn. Markets are very sensitive to economic events and can rebound quickly after good news. Those investors who sold out after markets had fallen usually miss out on the best of the upside and this can have a significant effect on their overall investment performance. Those with capital available to invest, who were waiting for markets to improve, usually miss out on the opportunity to profit from much, if not all, of the sharp increase in performance. Often a few very good days account for a large part of the total returns over a market cycle. If you miss these days you could end up with considerably less profit, or even make a loss when you could have made a gain. As an example, let’s look at a hypothetical investment in the S&P UK Mid-Cap companies sector index. Investors who invested £10,000 on 31st December 2001 and left it untouched up to 30th December

2011 earned a £5,183 profit. Those who missed just the five best days over the 10 year period only received a profit of £191. Those who missed the 10, 20 and 30 best days saw significant losses - £6,569 in the case of 30 days. Next week I will look at spreading the risk and the importance of reviewing your portfolio. These views are put forward for consideration purposes only as the suitability of any investment is dependent on the investment objectives, time horizon and attitude to risk of the investor. The value of investments can fall as well as rise as can the income arising from them. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website




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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. -0.30 -0.07 5.75 0.47 -23.00 -1.42 -0.12 -0.01 -2.00 -0.10 -25.00 -2.16 3.00 0.34 1.16 0.07 -5.00 -0.16 -6.71 -1.82 8.00 0.76 -0.30 -0.09 -0.80 -0.27 1.35 0.12 -14.50 -0.65 -1.45 -0.31 -9.72 -0.29 -0.34 -0.06

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



PRICE(P) C O M PA N Y Aberdeen Asset Mngmnt 405.95 Admiral Group PLC 1239.00 Aggreko PLC 1600.00 AMEC PLC 1084.50 Anglo American PLC 1951.75 Antofagasta PLC 1133.50 ARM Holdings PLC 896.75 Associated British Foods 1766.50 AstraZeneca PLC 3063.75 Aviva PLC 361.25 Babcock Intrntnl Grp 1056.00 BAE Systems PLC 337.65 Barclays PLC 299.15 BG Group PLC 1124.00 BHP Billiton PLC 2200.00 BP PLC 471.03 British Am Tobacco PLC 3317.50 British Land Co PLC 564.00


Units per €

United States $......................................................1.35914 Japan Yen ¥ ...........................................................126.526 Switzerland Francs................................................1.23704 Denmark Kroner ....................................................7.46085 Norway Kroner.......................................................7.43622



British Sky Broad Gr... BT Group PLC Bunzl PLC Burberry Group PLC Capita PLC Capital Shopping Cntrs Carnival PLC Centrica PLC Compass Group PLC CRH PLC

826.25 265.55 1150.00 1408.50 790.50 357.50 2584.00 354.50 777.00 1345.50







MMM 3M Co 101.56 AA Alcoa Inc 9.00 AXP American Express Co 59.91 T AT&T Inc 35.51 BAC Bank of America Corp 11.71 BA Boeing Co 74.87 CAT Caterpillar Inc 99.49 CVX Chevron Corp 116.50 CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 20.83 DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and C... 47.98 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 90.04 GE General Electric Co 22.62 HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co 16.46 HD Home Depot Inc 67.30 INTC Intel Corp 21.36 IBM International Business Machine... 205.18 JNJ Johnson & Johnson 74.18 JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co 47.85 MCD McDonald's Corp 95.95 MRK Merck & Co Inc 41.83 MSFT Microsoft Corp 27.93

+1.01 +0.16 +1.10 +0.72 +0.39 +1.00 +1.10 +1.35 +0.26 +0.53 +0.07 +0.34 -0.05 +0.38 +0.315 +2.11 +0.26 +0.80 +0.66 -1.42 +0.48

+1.00% +1.81% +1.87% +2.07% +3.45% +1.35% +1.12% +1.17% +1.26% +1.12% +0.08% +1.53% -0.30% +0.57% +1.50% +1.04% +0.35% +1.70% +0.69% -3.28% +1.75%

3.9M 18.2M 6.0M 29.2M 161.2M 6.7M 6.1M 6.4M 25.8M 5.2M 15.7M 43.8M 16.8M 5.0M 31.9M 3.4M 10.0M 24.5M 5.5M 37.7M 55.6M


C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 0.15 0.78 1.56 22.00 -0.50 -1.70 -2.00 1.34 0.21 -25.00


Most Advanced Alimera Sciences, Inc. Cache, Inc. EDAP TMS S.A. Audience, Inc. Concurrent Computer Corporation ABAXIS, Inc. PMC - Sierra, Inc. Omnicell, Inc. Community West Bancshares

0.02 0.29 0.14 1.59 -0.06 -0.47 -0.08 0.38 0.03 -1.83

NET VOLUME 311.47 3,164.87 39.10 163.04 77.75 40.46 93.33 927.05 249.62 295.58



$ 2.35 $ 2.88 $ 3.04 $ 14.10 $ 7.49 $ 44.29 $ 6.53 $ 17.81 $ 4.82

0.39 / +19.90% 0.44 / +18.03% 0.46 / +17.83% 1.88 / +15.38% 0.95 / +14.53% 5.57 / +14.39% 0.75 / +12.98% 2.01 / +12.72% 0.52 / +12.09%

$ 6.11 $ 7.26 $ 4.72 $ 48 $ 2.40 $ 7.47 $ 5.47 $ 3.98 $ 2.85

2.31 / -27.43% 1.1401 / -13.57% 0.53 / -10.10% 4.61 / -8.76% 0.23 / -8.75% 0.68 / -8.34% 0.49 / -8.22% 0.35 / -8.08% 0.245 / -7.92%

Most Declined Brightcove Inc. P & F Industries, Inc. Learning Tree International, Inc. Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. Pixelworks, Inc. Zoltek Companies, Inc. HMN Financial, Inc. Education Management Corporation Mecox Lane Limited

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE Croda International PLC 2460.50 1.00 Diageo PLC 1895.75 -11.00 Eurasian Nat Resources 335.80 -2.50 EVRAZ PLC 304.20 6.94 Experian PLC 1102.50 -7.88 Fresnillo PLC 1697.50 -8.00 G4S PLC 279.65 -3.20 GKN PLC 249.20 -0.04 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1450.50 -1.50 Glencore Int PLC 393.72 -4.15 Hammerson PLC 482.30 -1.80 Hargreaves Lansdown 704.75 2.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 719.60 0.10 IMI PLC 1180.50 -4.00 Imperial Tobacco Grp 2359.00 1.00 InterContinental Hotels 1912.00 16.00 International Consldtd 213.65 0.10 Intertek Group PLC 3166.00 -19.00 ITV PLC 119.60 2.20 Johnson Matthey PLC 2280.50 -45.36 Kazakhmys PLC 744.75 -9.50 Kingfisher PLC 275.60 0.80 Land Securities Grp PLC 804.25 -0.18 Legal & General Grp PLC 150.30 -1.50 Lloyds Banking Grp PLC 51.55 -0.11 Marks & Spencer Grp PLC 380.15 -2.30 Meggitt PLC 432.90 -8.36 Melrose Industries PLC 238.30 -2.04 National Grid PLC 698.50 1.60 Next PLC 4094.00 -4.00 Old Mutual PLC 188.40 -0.80 Pearson PLC 1205.00 -4.00 Petrofac Ltd 1653.00 4.00 Polymetal International 1100.00 8.00 Prudential PLC 962.25 -3.00 Randgold Resources Ltd 6272.50 195.00 Reckitt Benckiser Grp 4225.50 -8.00 Reed Elsevier PLC 708.75 -5.00 Resolution Ltd 262.80 0.90 REXAM PLC 467.10 -6.60 Rio Tinto PLC 3655.50 -23.00 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 976.00 5.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 337.90 -2.50 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2300.50 -4.00 RSA Insurance Group 132.50 0.08 SABMiller PLC 3164.50 7.00 Sage Group (The) PLC 327.80 2.10 Sainsbury (J) PLC 333.40 0.23 Schroders PLC 1960.00 -9.00 Serco Group PLC 558.50 -2.00 Severn Trent PLC 1640.00 12.73 Shire PLC 2159.00 24.00 Smith & Nephew PLC 732.50 4.50 Smiths Group PLC 1241.00 -2.00 SSE PLC 1434.00 6.58 Standard Chartered PLC 1682.75 -5.50 Standard Life PLC 345.00 -3.60 Tate & Lyle PLC 805.50 1.50 Tesco PLC 359.25 -1.33 TUI Travel PLC 298.55 1.50 Tullow Oil PLC 1179.50 0.88 Unilever PLC 2592.50 -12.00 United Utilities Group PLC 735.75 4.50 Vedanta Resources PLC 1257.00 -2.73 Vodafone Group PLC 170.35 -3.10 Weir Group PLC 2002.00 -13.83 Whitbread PLC 2646.00 2.40 Wm Morrison Suprmrkts 252.10 0.36 Wolseley PLC 2984.00 -13.00 Wood Group (John) PLC 830.00 2.50 WPP PLC 1006.50 -3.64 Xstrata PLC 1183.25 -11.50

% C H G. 0.04 -0.58 -0.74 2.34 -0.71 -0.47 -1.13 -0.02 -0.10 -1.04 -0.37 0.28 0.01 -0.34 0.04 0.84 0.05 -0.60 1.87 -1.95 -1.26 0.29 -0.02 -0.99 -0.21 -0.60 -1.89 -0.85 0.23 -0.10 -0.42 -0.33 0.24 0.73 -0.31 3.20 -0.19 -0.70 0.34 -1.39 -0.63 0.51 -0.73 -0.17 0.06 0.22 0.65 0.07 -0.46 -0.36 0.78 1.12 0.62 -0.16 0.46 -0.33 -1.03 0.19 -0.37 0.51 0.07 -0.46 0.62 -0.22 -1.79 -0.69 0.09 0.14 -0.43 0.30 -0.36 -0.96

VOLUME 17.71 382.51 444.08 576.91 113.41 35.64 161.65 778.21 801.30 1,305.89 61.19 42.52 3,030.53 43.80 132.82 117.37 634.83 23.61 3,271.92 348.12 118.66 507.37 64.56 1,414.67 19,116.52 459.21 744.85 163.25 528.99 29.83 514.24 97.91 118.13 91.73 340.60 98.26 94.05 470.73 451.90 211.10 590.60 1,574.92 1,549.43 397.74 1,022.86 307.74 185.33 471.77 18.48 39.43 48.97 239.43 241.26 64.49 374.44 290.15 372.50 215.09 1,076.55 199.37 266.88 215.66 336.04 327.09 21,469.85 25.80 23.32 588.89 26.09 81.14 118.02 298.01


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

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Just who are the fussiest eaters 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.


she HOUGH doesn’t have any children, of Irishdescent but Mallorcaborn Rebba McShane feels most children “are much more spoilt than in though past, the Spanish children are far much more fussy and spoilt, especially when it comes to food.” Costa del Sol based Javier Marqueda finds in children British general are quieter, well less and mannered 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 parent’s the that disciplinary manner is equal. The British are much stricter.” Meanwhile Montserrat Altea Berges from believes children are much the same the world over. “If they are and eaters picky is that misbehave, generally the fault of their parents whatever their nationality.” shop bed Malaga Immaculada owner Carrasco says she has seen many children’s tantrums, but identifies with the different way the Spanish and British


STREET TALK hand out discipline. “A British child having a tantrum on the shop floor will be ignored, whereas a Spaniard gets a smack,” she said. The report findings surprise not does primary school teacher Claire Daye-Gretton 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 Catral of Charles 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 sevenyear-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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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

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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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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

Channel 5

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

Channel 4

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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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


Channel 4

Channel 5

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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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 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 take 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.


THE larg est group Spain is Romania of foreign nation a n, with 9 The UK is 13,405 re ls in in fifth p s id ents. o s it British re ion, with gistered as living 246,533 In total, in there are residents 5,363,68 Spain. in Spain 8 foreign regis town hall s or who tered at their lo cal ha permits. Unregiste ve valid residenc y red resid en included in the fig ts are not ures.

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 HAPPY TIME: Getting married in Spain.

Facing a roadside breath test DRIVERS cannot refuse to take a breath 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 breath 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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2:30am 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

Max Irons

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

Shiloh Fernandez Satellite channels


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

Amanda Seyfried

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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Donation a mere drop in ocean for Brand Becks LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT 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 en route to Posh’s pout outside the palace, one leg placed delicately in front of the

Barbie cafe in the pink TOY MAKERS Mattel have opened the first Barbie Doll themed cafe in Taiwan, decorated in bright pink.

US record

DAVID BECKHAM: Is donating all his French wages to charity one big PR stunt? 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 like I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Penny Arcade and The Fields of Athenry, 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 £3 million (€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 would impress


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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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

Forces 5:00am Stargate SG-1

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

TCM 6:00am The King and Four Queens Clark Gable stars as a slick cowboy 7:25am Gunsmoke 8:30am Gunsmoke 9:35am Twelve O'clock High 12:05pm Battle Circus 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Story of Will Rogers 6:05pm Rocky Mountain 7:40pm The Big Trail 10:00pm Phone Booth 11:35pm My Cousin Vinny 1:50am Death Rides a Horse 3:45am My Cousin Vinny





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2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 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 The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 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 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses

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 The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 9:00pm Holiday Hit Squad 10:00pm DIY SOS The Big Build Nick Knowles and the team work on another large scale building project. 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm A Question of Sport

BBC3 8:00pm Junior Doctors 9:00pm Free Speech 10:00pm People Like Us 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:30pm Way to Go 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about US family life. Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about US family life. 12:45am American Dad! When Stan is kidnapped in Colombia, Francine fears he's gone for good. 1:07am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am People Like Us 2:30am Free Speech 3:25am Russell Howard's Good News 3:55am Year of Making Love

Channel 5

4:45am 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 Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them?

5:20am Great Migrations 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am The Hoobs If Tula's Humpty Dumpty is going to sit on his wall then he's going to need stuffing! But what with? 7:35am The Hoobs There are lots of things that go to make up a good story. 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier Frasier thinks all is going swimmingly when he gets back from his weekend with Samantha. 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier The Fox and Whistle is Frasier's new local, where everybody knows his name. 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 Shenandoah 3:40pm Countdown

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 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am 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

4:15pm Two Greedy Italians 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 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets 10:00pm Brain Doctors 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 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 Coronation Street 9:00pm Tonight 10:00pm From the Heart 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower

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.

Robert de Niro & James Franco

12:05am Film 2013 12:35am City by the Sea 2:20am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:25am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

Channel 4

5:55am Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways 6:35am William Whiskerson 6:45am William Whiskerson 6:55am Primary Maths Promo 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 8:00am Saints and Scroungers 8:45am Cowboy Trap 9:15am Show Me the Monet 10:00am The Flowerpot Gang 11:00am Robbed, Raided and Reunited 11:30am See Hear Magazine programme for the deaf community. 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Mastermind Classic quiz show. 3:45pm Reel History of Britain


4.00pm - midnight


12:20am The Genius of Invention 1:20am See Hear Magazine programme for the deaf community. 1:50am The World's Most Dangerous Roads 4:55am How to Have a Clear Skin 5:05am Just a Few Drinks 5:35am Ask Lara 5:45am Ask Lara

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 Sissinghurst 9:30pm Nature's Microworlds 10:00pm The Race That Shocked the World 11:00pm Bob Servant Independent 11:30pm Arena A daily magazine programme which looks at the world of arts and entertainment. 12:30am Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown 1:30am Prince - Purple Reign 2:30am Sounds of the 70s 3:00am Nature's Microworlds 3:30am Bob Servant Independent 4:00am The Race That Shocked the World

12:35am - City by the Sea. Vincent LaMara, a New York City homicide detective, has a distinguished career in law enforcement and is addicted to his work. LaMara faces a tough challenge, however, when on his latest case, the suspect he is investigating turns out to be his son.

12:35am Safari Vet School 1:35am Jackpot247 4:00am Adventures of Brear Rabbit 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

12:20am The Last Leg 12:50am 2 Broke Girls 1:20am Random Acts 1:25am Launched at Red Bull Studio in Association with Lacoste! 1:40am Launched at Red Bull Studio in Association with Lacoste! 1:50am Barclaycard Mercury Prize: 2012 Albums of the Year Live 2:05am Barclaycard Mercury Prize: 2012 Albums of the Year Live 2:15am Revenge 3:00am One Fine Day 4:50am Smallville 5:30am Deal or No Deal

12:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Catherine and Nick investigate a case in which a guilty man was proven innocent. 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours 2:15am Super Casino 5:00am House Doctor Ann Maurice provides home-improvement advice for properties that are proving difficult to sell. 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 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 Got to Dance 9:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00pm Glee 11:00pm A League of Their Own 12:00am Glee 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Cop Squad 4:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Stargate SG-1

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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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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


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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

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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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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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The end of the road for father’s stopover As I see it... Ana Jefferson-Smith takes an irreverent look at life as a “rich child” singleton expat in Spain favourite apartment in the Marbella hills of Sierra Blanca, one of the most sought after locations in the Costa del Sol. So this attitude over my next car was a little unnerving. Astounded by his dismissal of my needs - I have a reputation to withhold after all – I settled with the silver Mercedes SLS. And there wasn’t a soft top in sight. I was not a happy bunny on the long – albeit very comfortable and fast – drive home…

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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.




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

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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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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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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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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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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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H CLINICAS are leaders in general and aesthetic medicine, dentistry and cosmetic surgery on the coast. Based in Fuengirola, their modern clinic offers customers a new concept in health and overall well-being. The location is within easy reach of clients with the added advantage of good parking facilities directly outside the clinic. Combining medicine and beauty care under one roof, their expert team of specially trained doctors and dentists can rejuvenate your appearance, and patients can

rest assured that healthcare standards are met and exceeded, and with guarantees given with all their treatments. NH Clinicas pride themselves on specialist aftercare ensuring customers are sure to leave comfortable and 100 per cent happy with their results. With 18 fully-qualified specialists working for NH Clinicas, patients can be sure they are in the best possible hands. Their policy is to offer the best quality of service at competitive prices. Customers are offered free consultations at the clinic and their extensive

knowledge will ensure that staff can answer all your questions and find out the best treatment to suit you. Specialising in dentistry, the clinic has three modern dental consultancies boasting the latest technology and treatments. In a separate area of the clinic, treatments carried out include varicose vein treatment, Botox and facial fillers. All-over body treatments including massages are carried out in their relaxing spa area where clients can enjoy a sauna and exclusive contrast showers.

Special sculpture treatment packages are available including nutritional evaluations, dietician consultations and lymphatic drainage. The clinic is currently offering an innovative aesthetic medicine treatment using natural plasma gel fillers to improve the appearance of facial lines and for shaping the lips safely without surgery. Since opening in 2012, they have treated more than 1,200 patients, and their recommendation results are outstanding, with 98 per cent of patients satisfied with the treatment, professionalism and overall clinic experience. When you choose NH Clinicas you are putting yourself in caring and


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Visit for more reading IF you have pain in the knee or back you probably think something is wrong with your knee or back. In most cases this is probably correct but sometimes the brain gets confused making you think that one part of the body hurts when in fact, the real source of trouble is elsewhere. This curious (and clinically important) phenomenon is known as ‘referred pain’. If you have pain in your knee, you would most likely see your doctor, perhaps getting an X-ray or MRI scan. What if these investigations don’t show a problem? You still have pain in your knee but your doctor is saying there is nothing wrong. What then? I have written many articles about the importance of correct diagnosis and looking at the bigger picture. This is critical when dealing with referred pain, where the actual problem in one part of the body causes pain or symptoms elsewhere. It is important to always do a full clinical

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assessment of the patient as a whole. If you complain of knee pain and there is nothing wrong with your knee, no matter how much treatment you have, no matter how many operations, you will still have knee pain. Hip joint pain can be confusing. Not only are there many causes but most people are unsure as to where their hip joint actually is. True hip joint pain is usually felt in the groin area (where the leg bone attaches to the pelvis) and this is different from upper thigh, outer thigh, buttock, or even side, pain, which can often be due to other issues. Then there

may be referred pain from lower back problems and sciatic pain; the list goes on. People also complain of knee pain due to issues in the hips. This is the complicated ‘referral pattern’ due to nerve and muscle interaction. By looking at how you walk, it becomes clear whether the problem is a knee, back or a hip issue. This is why I use, amongst many other tools, video gait analysis. This way I can watch you walk to assess the problem (again and again and in slow motion!). I have also found Thermal Imaging incredibly helpful in determining the true cause of discomfort. Recently I had a patient complaining of pain in her right hip; however, when we reviewed the thermal images and her video gait analysis, the left hip was the problem! The right hip pain was due to her

compensating for the left. By combining Thermal Imaging with a full gait analysis I find that we get an accurate understanding of the problems. Then by treating the correct area of the body you get quicker, more effective and efficient treatment. For more info, contact Estelle Mitchell, your English Chartered Physiotherapist at the Bodyworks Health Clinic on 952 883 151 or www.TheBodyworks

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LOVE BITES: Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with Elegante restaurant. Advertising feature

Get in the mood for love ELEGANTE is a newly opened restaurant situated on the beach front on Fuengirola’s Paseo Maritimo. Offering the tastiest selection of classic dishes cooked using the freshest ingredients created by the very best chefs on the coast. Elegante is a great place to come and relax and enjoy a snack or delightful cocktail

inside their intimate restaurant or al fresco on their sunny terrace. This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air as Elegante brings you a very special menu for the fantastic price of €29.95 per person. Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner within intimate surroundings with sparkling Kir Royal offered on arrival, a range of tasty

main courses and sumptuous desserts to finish. Cocktail offers and delicious canapés will be available for those who wish to share a lighter bite. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Bookings being taken. Tel: 952 478 372


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BIRTHDAY PARTY: Punjab Palace cater to all tastes, with everything freshly prepared. Manchurian and Hadrabadi Biryani. Shahid has also added a Chicken Puri. Other speciality additions include Tawa Galoti which is a highlighted recipe of Awadhi cuisine and Chicken Musalm. Taking into consideration that the dishes are freshly prepared, the meals are quickly served and the hot dinner plates and the attractive presentation of the food add to the enjoyment.


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By Bryan Rand ON our latest visit to Punjab Palace in Playa Marina I was pleased to meet some regular customers out to celebrate a birthday with a good Indian meal. Shown in the photo are, from right to left, Pete, Isabelle, Martin (the birthday boy), Jacquie, Mike, Peter and Elaine. They live in Calahonda and Riviera and told me they are regular visitors to Punjab and have celebrated many birthdays there. I asked about their recommended dishes and was greeted with a barrage of different answers, but Vindi Gosht, and Chicken Buhna stood out as favourites. Shahid has put together a menu with dishes you would expect from a traditional Indian restaurant but has now added one or two unusual and very tasty dishes such as Chicken


It is this attention to detail that makes Punjab Palace stand out and ensures exceptional value. Their prices are reasonable and they offer a good selection of wines. The restaurant is very comfortable and well decorated in a traditional style with seating inside for about 45 people. There is a large outside terrace and although it faces onto the street, the road is in fact a cul-de-sac

and undisturbed by passing traffic therefore parking is extremely easy. The staff are very friendly and the service is efficient and discreet. Shahid’s presence and his desire to constantly improve the restaurant’s service are without doubt the most significant factors in Punjab’s success. If you would rather eat Indian in the comfort of your home, Punjab Palace offer a takeaway or FREE home delivery service and you can find them on their website www.punjabpalace or telephone them on: 952 583 594 or mobile 666 435 762. Punjab Palace Playa Marina El Faro

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Starz sparkles with its fantastic reputation STARZ Restaurant, located in the heart of Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucia, is a flourishing, vibrant place to come and sit and relax and enjoy some truly exceptional food in the sunshine. Now in its eighth year, Starz has built up a fantastic reputation with the locals of Marbella who continue to come back to enjoy the comfortable, laid back atmosphere and outstanding welcome from its friendly staff. Their head waiter Rizzi has been with Starz from day one and offers a warm welcome and service with a smile. Starz owner Hans Moller has lived on the coast for 18 years and is passionate in offering the best service and quality to customers knowing the importance of the local community. He believes in giving great quality and value for money to his customers and his values show through his staff and delicious food. Starz offer a range of delicious breakfasts including, brunch and lunch at great prices all day long from 9am through to 5pm. Their multicultural menu offers fusions of flavours from all over the world including Asian, Mexican and Scandinavian dishes. Try something different such as their popular Swedish toast skagen or their delicious home-made burgers. Freshly prepared healthy salads, wraps and

EAT, DRINK, CHILL: Starz is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine. sandwiches are all available to takeaway and their signature homemade carrot cake is a must with a cup of freshly ground coffee. Open all year round, Starz is only a 10 minute walk from Puerto Banus and on Saturday mornings it welcomes visitors from the busy market which lines the streets.

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Organic foods may have little benefits THERE is little evidence that organic foods have health benefits, a study has found. The results illustrate there is no strong supporting evidence that organic foods are more nutritious than conventional foods. The appeal of organic food is that it is developed without added synthetic pesticides or fertiliser meaning it is almost 100 per cent naturally grown.

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Lunches getting shorter in UK 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. Many just eat at their desks.

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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

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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 del Sol 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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CE OF SHADES is a total home and commercial improvements company based in Mijas Costa covering the Costa del Sol. With over 15 years of experience we offer a fast, friendly and reliable service to all our customers, priding ourselves on our standard of work and affordable prices.

Our vast product range includes awnings (automatic or manual), persianas (security shutters, automatic or manual) for both windows and doors. Glass curtains, double glazing, UPVC and aluminium windows and doors also available in wood effect. Blinds – vertical, Venetian, Roman, pleated and roller in many designs, fabrics and colours. Mosquito screen systems available in sliders, enrollable, pleated and magnetic. All our screens are available for doors and windows in various colours, including wood effect.

STYLISH SERVICES: Ace of Shades install awnings, blinds, glass curtains and mosquito screens, among others. We offer a very cost effective repair service, worthwhile for the property rental market as

FRESH LOOK: Loans to improve your home available.

Home improvements MANY Spanish banks offer non residents in Spain the possibility of obtaining home improvement loans, which is worth considering as interest rates in Spain are generally much lower than interest rates in the UK and other EU countries. Loan applications are generally straight forward. Applicants should have a document detailing the estimated cost of the home improvements to be carried out and this must be presented together with the application.

well as domestic. A free site survey with no obligation quote service is offered and we wish to stress that all our installations are without fail to the highest standards and guaran-teed up to 5 years. We will also beat any genuine quote. We are very experienced in commercial properties i.e. bars, restaurants and many other businesses and are recommended as a preferred supplier by ‘VIVA,’ the largest Real Estate company on the Costa del Sol. We also work very closely with management companies, servicing their client’s needs. So if you are looking to improve your home or business, whether it is a complete extension or a single mosquito screen, no job is too small. Come to Ace of Shades and we will promise you great results and fantastic products at prices that will keep you smiling.

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Choosing right builder can prevent nightmare Builders in Spain: running your building project (Part 1) SO, you have your Schedule of Works, a Specification and Contract and you are all ready to start your building project. The trouble is you now have to choose a builder. That is a major decision you have to get right if your work is to be accomplished successfully. The question is: how do you find a builder who will do justice to your dreams? This is no small matter when you are in your own country but can be very difficult when you are in a foreign state, without a network of contacts and detailed local knowledge. Well, clearly one useful way is to find one by recommendation, preferably from a professional, such as an architect or building surveyor. This is, undoubtedly, a sensible move, as any professional should know who is or is not competent to deal with your contract.

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However, builders are like most people and can ‘go off the boil’ or not always live up to their previous reputation. This may be because they have lost some members of their team or perhaps because they have become too busy to do their work properly. This can often be the case and an excellent builder can be so overwhelmed with work that he is not able to properly supervise or man a project. So, it is important to check recent work of any builder you are considering using, irrespective of recommendations. When

you do this, make sure you see more than one example of his work and ensure you meet the owners of the property concerned (preferably without the builder present!). Meanwhile, it is essential that you only use a builder who is properly registered and insured. Most people rarely check this is the case and are all too ready to save money by paying cash. This can result in effectively removing all the protection inherent in a fully legal contract, backed up by a paper trail that can be used in court, should a dispute arise. Certainly, as I have written before, the best way to start (and run) a building project is on the basis that something will go wrong at some stage. It often does and you have to be prepared for the possibility of a dispute and therefore have clear evidence on your side that

SEEK SUPPORT: Always ask for references from other jobs.

Always get a quote ALWAYS obtain at least three quotations for any work. These should be based upon the same instructions to each builder, otherwise any quotations received will be impossible to assess. Equally, do not be too keen to take just the cheapest quote, ‘come what may’! A quote that is considerably


cheaper than others may quite simply mean that the builder concerned has incorrectly priced the work and will have financial problems long before the completion of your project. This will be as much of a problem for you as it will be for him and can lead to disastrous consequences.

matters have not proceeded as agreed. You should also prepare to discuss and negotiate any issues that might concern you, ultimately your builder does want you to be happy, so do not be afraid to develop a pattern of regular site meets or emails, whereby concerns can be raised and addressed. In all fairness, builders often have a perfectly logical explanation or quick solution for something that may be bothering you. Nick Snelling is the author of five books including ‘How to Buy Spanish property and Move to Spain – Safely!’and runs the information site Culture Spain.

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ANY expats have been looking for advice on their pensions in Spain since 2006. The huge rise of these enquiries has left many not knowing who to approach. Hintons is a company that can really help expats in this process. Their founder Andy Fox explains more. “We are a company that works in between IFAs and members of the public. Through our advertising in the Euro Weekly News, estate agents and leaflets, we receive enquiries from UK expats about their pensions. One of our financially trained staff will have a free and impartial discussion about their current pension and if they require the expertise of an IFA, we have a hand-picked panel of advisers who can assist them. We don’t charge for this service, as we receive our fee from the financial adviser and only if the advice has been taken.” Hintons have been providing this service for many years in the UK and Northern Europe. Their head office is based in the UK, but they have a comprehensive coverage of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.

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All the IFAs on their panel have been picked after face-to-face meetings, looking at regulation, service levels and experience. They have also teamed up with local estate agents to enable these companies to advance their service, knowing that their clients have the security of being taken care of in a highly professional manner. Mike Broad, owner of Andersen Fox Estate Agents, commented: “We have always

tried to provide a complete service for all our clients with respect to the buying and selling of properties. As a real estate agent here on the coast for the past 22 years we have often been asked for advice from our clients on where to find professional, independent and regulated financial advice to assist in a property purchase, or to raise additional funds to enhance the wonderful lifestyle we all experience here on the

PENSIONS: Look to Hintons for expert advice. Costa del Sol. On meeting Andy Fox and learning all about Hintons, I am confident that this is the service that many of clients have been looking for.” If you are wondering how your pension can be adjusted to

release extra cash, or simply become better suited to you and your life in Spain, give Hintons a call on 0044 1243 779105 or 0034 692 936425 and ask for Andy Fox or one of his team.

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MORE and more of Globelink’s clients are turning to cruises, and we’re delighted to cover them under the terms of our standard travel insurance policy. In fact, 1.76 million of us are expected to take an ocean cruise holiday this year, according to the UK’s Passenger Shipping Association (PSA). That’s 2 per cent more than last year, and more than twice as many as a decade ago. That shouldn’t come as a surprise when you consider what remarkable value cruises offer, with accommodation, meals and entertainment all included in the package. And all of that with a minimum of packing and unpacking, as yet another exciting destination sails into view... Cruises were once seen as the preserve of mature travellers who liked to dress for dinner every night. These days, the average passenger is under 55 and there are almost as many cruise types as there are kinds of passenger. Adult-only cruises offer the ultimate in sophisticated getaways. Multi-generation cruises cater for all the family, from PlayStation-mad children with energy to burn, through to granddads who want to sharpen up their putting skills, or get expert tuition on how to work their iPads. Theme cruises have gone from strength to strength. Book one, and you’ll wonder

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GLOBELINK INTERNATIONAL why you bothered packing those paperbacks. Many mainstream cruises now provide classes on everything from history, antiques or painting to salsa dancing or the art of chocolate-making. Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat. That value for money extends to

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 link line on 966 265 000 or 951 242 434.

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READY STEADY GO!: Keith at the starting line of the Torremolinos half marathon.

Running for a great cause

KEITH Spitalnick, Head of European Sales at the HiFx Financial Services team, ran the Torremolinos half marathon and has raised €1,000 so far in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Keith finished the 21.1km run in two hours and 11 minutes and plans to take part in the next half marathon taking place in Malaga on April 7. For more information on how to apply, visit www.mediamaraton

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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.

Listen to David on TRE every Saturday 10am to 11a m Costa del Sol East (Cal ahonda to Nerja) 88.9fm Costa del Sol West (Cal ahonda to Algeciras) 91.9fm Mallorca 103.9 Costa Benidorm, Alicante 88.2fm Denia 95.3fm Almeria 89.0fm

Let your dog know that you’ll be back. Establish a ‘safety cue,’ a word or action that you use every time you leave that tells your dog you’ll be back. Dogs usually learn to associate certain cues with short absences by their owners. For example, when you take out the rubbish, your

dog knows you come right back and doesn’t become anxious, so associate a safety cue with that. Some examples of safety cues are playing a radio, putting on the television, or giving a safe toy. Use your safety cue

during practice sessions with your dog. Be sure to avoid presenting your dog with the safety cue when you leave for a period of time longer than he can tolerate; if you do, the value of the cue will be lost. Leaving a radio on to provide company for your dog isn’t particularly useful by itself, but a playing radio may work if you’ve used it consistently as a safety cue in your practice sessions. If your dog engages in destructive chewing as part of his separation distress, offering him a chewing item as a safety cue is a good idea.

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Thursday •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches: 645 684 756. •HARMONY SINGING in Benalmadena Costa 952 560 651. •ROTARY CLUB MarbellaGuadalmina: 2pm lunch at Restaurante Cortijo del Guadalmina, San Pedro de Alcantara. 952 888 077.

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

Saturday •MALAGA HASH HOUSE HARRIERS; a drinking club with a running problem. Meet friendly people who enjoy running and walking in the Malaga countryside., or 637 544 761. •CAR BOOT SALE at petrol station Europe on A357 between Cartama and Alora.

Sunday •ICE Coffee morning: / 952 802 549.

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY OF ST ANDREW Services every Sunday 9.30am at Iglesia San Miguel Calahonda; 9.30am Capilla San Jose Benalmadena; 10.30am Cemetery Chapel Alhaurin el Grande, 11.30am St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches. 952 580 600 or •ANGLICAN CHURCH Costa del Sol West: Holy Communion Sundays. 952 808 605. •ARK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Fuengirola - Evangelical family church Sundays 11am. 952 592 171. •CALAHONDA BAPTIST CHURCH: Calle San Jeronimo 1. Worship Sunday 11am with Sunday School. Rev. Ian Bell 952 831 741. www.calahondabaptist •CALAHONDA CHURCH - Evangelical Christian Fellowship - Sundays 4.30pm. 952 588 160. www.calahonda •CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Service Lux

Mundi, Fuengirola, Sundays 10.30am. 951 260 982. •BAPTIST CHURCH, Arroyo del la Miel: Sunday English Service 4pm, Conjunto Zodiaco, Edificio Aries, Calle Sagitario. Call 952 447 967. •ELIM FAMILY FELLOWSHIP Sunday service: 11am in Benalmadena Costa and 3.30pm in San Pedro de Alcantara. www.elimfamilyfellowship. 695 115 496. •EVANGELICAL CHURCH, Paseo Maritimo 77, Los Boliches. Sunday ‘Breaking of Bread’ at 2.45pm; worship and Bible teaching at 4pm. Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7.30pm. 952 460 728. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Fuengirola, 12pm. 952 474 840. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English in the Parish Church of Virgen del Carmen y Santa Fe at 5.30pm. Marbella Sunday

11am at Calvario Church. 951 153 340.

Saturday 10am-2pm.

•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Arroyo de la Miel Parroquia de la Inmaculada, Plaza de la Estacion, with Father Joe Crawford, Saturdays 1pm.

•FUN PAELLA NIGHTS at The Yucatan, San Pedro, in aid of animal rescue: €15 without drinks. 952 781 177 or

•THE WAY – Christian Counselling Ministry – Fuengirola. 634 369 414 or 663 708 224.

•GAMES: Whist Mondays, Dominoes Thursdays, 2pm at Bar Calla Bella in La Cala Village. Proceeds to Mijas La Cala Lions Club. 633 748 558.

•GLORYHOUSE International Christian Centre, La Nogalera, Torremolinos. Charity shop Monday-Saturday. Sunday service 11am. 951 210 300 or 679 740 825 •ST JOSEPH’S CHAPEL, Las Rampas. Roman Catholic Mass daily at 11am. Benediction on Thursdays and a Vigil Mass every Saturday at 7pm. Closed Saturday mornings. •PUERTO BANUS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sundays 11am. All welcome. Wednesdays 11am-1pm The Wave Cafe. Meet with friends old and new. Friday 12pm-1pm Prayer and healing. Concerts and other events. 637 408 195.

•SEPE CAR BOOT SALE, La Alqueria, last Sunday of month: 610 775 413.

4.30pm Age Concern drop-in centre. 952 780 243. •COFFEE MORNING and Charity Shop every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches 952 580 600

•TABLE-TENNIS CLUB, Benalmadena. Children welcome. 663 138 062 or

•LIONS CLUB La Cala de Mijas: Second and fourth Wednesday of month. 952 494 323.

Monday •ALANON – Help for family and friends of alcoholics – 8.30pm. 670 635 201. •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.45-5pm. New players welcome. 951 081 984 / 645 684 756. •COSTA BOOK CLUB, Hotel Tamisa, second Monday of month. 677 251 058. •ROYAL ANTEDELUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES Benalmadena Costa: 952 563 950. •WELSH SOCIETY COFFEE MORNINGS, 11am on last Monday of month at Bar Mediterranea, Avenida Gamonal in Arroyo de la Miel. 622 922 207. •ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES España No 1 Lodge meet at Woodies/Peacock Bar, Avenida de Bonanza, Benalmadena at 7pm. 952 563 950. •THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, Benalmadena Branch meets at The Lounge, Avda Bonanza, Benalmadena Costa at 10.30-11am. 952 442 655.

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

•SEPE COFFEE MORNING, La Alqueria: 610 775 413. KNIT GIBRALTAR: Arts and Crafts Centre in Upper Casemates Barracks, Tuesdays 11am-3pm and Thursdays 5.30pm-8pm. 627 624 297. •ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION meets third Monday of each month at the Peacock Bar, Ave de Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel at 2pm. • U3A LEARNING FOR PLEASURE monthly talk ‘The Boer War’ by Chris Becket. The Ark Fellowship Hall, Las Rampas, Fuengirola, 4pm.


•AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: El Zoco, Calahonda 11am-1pm. 655 903 182. •AGE CONCERN Estepona and Manilva: acesteponaymanilva@ or 650 163 928. •BRIDGE CLUB Casaes: 655 459 576 or www.bridgeweb/

•COLMENAR DISTRICT SOCIAL CLUB: 951 163 071. •LUX MUNDI DUTCH LANGUAGE LIBRARY, Calle Nueva, Fuengirola, 3pm-5pm. •MABS Cancer Support Group: 952 833 568. •MARBELLA HEALING CIRCLE fortnightly: www.marbellahealing •SOUTHERN SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, 5pm-6pm. 952 473 051. •ACE BRIDGE, 4pm at Pueblo Lopez, Fuengirola. Computer scoring also Monday, Thursday and Saturday. 952 485 678 or


•CHICAGO BRIDGE, Estepona, small friendly group.

•THE ACHIEVERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB, Nueva Andalucía: 646 533 112. •TORREMOLINOS & DISTRICT SOCIAL CLUB meets at The Bailey off Plaza de la Independencia, Torremolinos. 952 386 172. •ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES are holding a horse tack sale on the first Wednesday of the month at the stables behind Miralmonte. •PARASOL SINGERS, friendly amateur singing group, welcomes new members who can hold a tune. Rehearse between Sabinillas and Estepona. 692 558 041 or

Others •AGE CARE ASSOCIATION drop-in centres various locations: 691 761 088 or www.agecare CHARITY SHOP, El Zoco, Calahonda, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-7pm,

•MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP The Ark Christian Fellowship, Fuengirola, Tuesday and Thursdays 11am. •THE GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB Los Boliches: 952 494 730. •THE INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CLUB welcomes new players of good club standard or higher. Play every Thursday and Sunday, no membership fees. 952 373 813. •THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION meets throughout the week, various locations. counties/spain-south/branches. • ESTEPONA, Casares and Manilva Jewish Social Club meet regularly for various social events etc. or •DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S plans for a support/advice group. •FREETHINKERS GROUP: Informal get-togethers for humanists, rationalists, secularists, atheists, agnostics and sceptics to exchange views and ideas and have social outings with likeminded people. costadelsolfree •MARBELLA SINGLES Social G r o u p m e e t s s o c i a l l y fo r drinks and dinners. For singles i n t h e ove r 4 5 a g e g r o u p. English speaking, any nationa l i ty. 617 662 538/

Coming Up • Costa del Sol DFAS lectures February 11. 4.30pm. Salon Varieties Theatre, c/Emancipacion, F u e n g i r o l a . •Frigiliana Camera Club February 13, ‘How to make HDR pictures’ at The Sal y Pimenta Bar, 5.30pm. www.frigilianacamera

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Awnings ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Please see our main ad on page 100. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / ace of shadesla (101730)

UK CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT providing tax and accounting advisory service. Emergency UK tax returns also handled. Full translation service offered. Call Jonathan Porter FCA on 678 451 788 or email (204405)

Air Conditioning AIRFLOW Air conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully guaranteed installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (206830) AIR CONDITIONING repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 (206830) AIR CONDITIONING heating installation, servicing, repairs and regassing, 24/7. Prompt reliable service 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (204978)

Antiques WANTED! All types of antiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition, immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony´s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Silver fox furs wanted, see main advert on page 27. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel 952 588 795 PRIVATE buyer interested in antiques, collections, house clearances, curiosities and all kinds of art. Marco 619 232 939 (206971)

EXPRESS Toldos. Any colour, any size. Choice of patterns. Roller shutters supplied and fitted. Urbanisations catered for. Express ordering. Express delivery. Express fitting. expresstoldos1 952 485 261 or 617 065 636

VERTICAL Blinds - Roller Blinds. Made to measure. Don’t buy from anywhere else until you get our price. 17 colours, plus blackouts. Tel 658 898 831 (day), 952 933 515 (evenings). Email

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


BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtains, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (201451)

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

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


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN’S suits to measure. Be measured in the comfort of your own home or office by a qualified English tailor. Linen suits a speciality. Phone 634 378 085 for the travelling tailor to call. (206955)

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Jim’s home improvements. bathrooms / kitchen reforms, repairs, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling, maintenance. Give us a call no job too small. 692 207 799 / 645 559 423 (204228)

SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www. for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (202607)

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

Business For Sale BUSINESS FOR SALE! Beachside, hotel (Bed & Breakfast) 9 Bed and staff apartment, reduced for quick sale. Call 952 774 945 / 607 511 512 RARE OPPORTUNITY to purchase a successful business at a prime location in Mijas Pueblo. Contact mijasfishspa€ for more information (202753)

Business Opp FANTASTIC opportunity to earn a great income. The most exciting, scientifically proven, natural health product. Looking for distribution outlets and sales agents. Contact 693 501 517 www.ven (202713) HERBALIFE independent distributor. For business opportunities /stupendos. Tel 952 932 789 (201446) FOR RENT: Office in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (206812) FISH AND CHIP SHOP lease for sale, €18,000 ono, 10 year lease, €500 rent pcm, Benalmadena 951 383 159 (202764)

Buy & Sell POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts. Tel: 666 933 726 SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new / second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - CD and DVD collections large or small. TC will buy them all. Telephone 652 072 600 (200664) WE BUY old radios, records, postcards and MUCH more. Phone 950 325 235 or 636 134 272 CONTENTS OF CATERING KITCHEN FOR SALE. Sold separate. Excellent condition. 634 652 275 (201413)

Caravans/Motorhomes PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. / info@ 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (204977) TIMBER Building SL has been a leader in a prefabricated market for the last 28 years with more than 5,500 happy customers. Ring for wooden houses, garden sheds, pergolas, reforms. 666 819 689 (204408)

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NATURAL STONE TILES & MOSAICS AVAILABLE in all different shapes and sizes. FREE SAMPLES delivered to your door. Call us today for more details. 952 808 107

SWEDISH & POLISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. All work undertaken. Only top quality work, competitive prices. Sam 693 681 017 (201345)

Blinds ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also blackout blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / aceof shadesla (101730)

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


ECOPROOF DAMP & WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS. Cold applied continuous liquid membrane, easily applied. Call today for a free, no obligation quotation. 952 808 107 (200685)

Architects PROJECTS, constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licenses & legalizations. cheda 680 700 430 (204223)

PROFESSIONAL Building Services. All aspects of work undertaken. Fast reliable service. References available. 952 492 681 / 606 143 829 (201459)

CONCRETE Ozbuild specialist imprinted concrete. Reseals, brickwork, tiling, plastering, screeding. 10 years coast/campo. Competitive prices, quality finish. 952 426 074 / 606 745 920 Quote EWN when calling (200763)


Bespoke Clothing

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

CONSTRUCTION, renovation and decoration services. A team of qualified professionals available anywhere on Costa del Sol. Contact us for free quotation: 952 816 686 / (201490)

Bath Repairs

NEW top quality British beds or just mattresses at unbeatable prices. Also top brands of bankrupt stock including Silentnight, Sealy, Rest Assured etc. Direct from our new larger premises on the Camino de Coin (A7053) km 13 heading out of Fuengirola - opposite RDMC’s and Woods Direct. Tel 634 187 700 / 600 633 986 (206834)

Building Services

GET PUBLISHED on and other ebook websites from as little as £250 for a 50,000 word book. Contact Angela@euro (202718)

DAMP PROOFING DAMP. Water penetration and humidity problems solved. Qualified technicians, architect led certified company. Tel. 606 101 878 (206970)

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


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

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

Car Hire

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

BOOK your Gibraltar/La Linea car hire online at Malaga and Gibraltar car hire with inclusive rates. Also cheap airport parking, Malaga. 952 891 415 (204494) T1

PC PROBLEMS solved! Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Hardware and software upgrades available. Also one-to-one training. Experienced and reliable service, no call out charge. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (200566)

CAR HIRE long term from 300€/month. Short term from 70€/week. Delivery & airport service, call 607 334 610 (200577) CAR HIRE. Quality, legal cars from €70 per week. Tel 658 031 285

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Cleaning Services

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

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955

Carers QUALIFIED FEMALE CARER, available part-time, day or night, call Heather 952 113 163 or 679 462 156, Estepona (206913)

Carpentry CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc, 30 years experience, very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575 IRISH CARPENTER. Doors, decking, kitchens, bathrooms, all aspects. Established 2002. 952 196 457, 696 064 019. (201422)

Chimney Services APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (202354)

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) CONEJO CLEANING. Over 20 years of reliable and professional cleaning on the coast. Regular, holiday lets, one-off cleans. Wendy 635 630 370 / 952 964 407. web: www.conejo (201340) OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard, dirty work, from 35€. 632 569 282 oven (98222) L & B CLEANING services, no job too small, professional ladies. Tel 645 561 716 (200567) PROFESSIONAL cleaner / House keeper. Tel 633 461 951 (204205) BE CLEAN SWEEP S.C Property Management and Cleaning Company. Honest and reliable. Call 635 152 313 or 630 614 412

WINDOWS WINDOW CLEANING. Professional, reliable, affordable. Free quotes. 629 769 136


Commercial Properties

MARBELLA Chiropractic. Free spinal check. Mark Lane, Australian trained, licensed chiropractor. C.C. Guadalmina. San Pedro de Alcantara. 952 880 398

GUADALMINA: Direct from owner, equipped business office for long term rent. 70 sq.metres in busy commercial centre. 750 euros per month. Call 609 585 969 (206813)


PC DOCTOR 20 years serving the Coast. Laptops, PC sales and repairs. In any language. We come to you. 952 591 071 (200826) FREE phone calls from your PC, learn how and other basic skills at home. Taught by mature male and female, 10€ ph, 626 980 869 / 609 292 209 (203057)

Curtains QUALITY hand finished curtains & soft furnishings, professionally qualified, contact Rachel 952 825 766 or visit www.curtaincouture (99478)

Damp Proofing DAMP Problem!! Sourced and cured by master builder, longest established damp company on the coast. Call Ed 693 859 894 (200930)

Electricians ELECTRICAL installation and repairs. All work guaranteed. 10 yrs on coast. Tel James 652 023 012 (201328) T1 ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified 24 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. www.electriciancostadelsol.c om Contact Call Ian 650 151 569 (203235)

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

Fencing Services

MARBLE FLOOR (2.50€/m2) WHY PAY MORE. WE CLEAN, CRYSTALLISE THEN POLISH TO HIGH GLOSS NON SLIP. PROFESSIONAL FAST SERVICE. COVER ALL COSTA DEL SOL. 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE. TEL: 671 244 683 (95517) T1 MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578 Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206940) TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (203825)

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

FIND LOVE IN THE SUN w w w. i w a n t 2 m e e t y o u . c o m . Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (201369)

Furniture ALL styles of furniture designed and made to measure,built-in or freestanding. Residential/Commercial. Portfolio available. 635 878 116 stuart_macg @hot (200999)

FEMALE GARDENER and PLANT CREATOR, call Heather 952 113 163 or 679 462 156, Estepona (206913)

Gates EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. Stainless steel specialists. 952 485 261, 617 065 636. (201427)

Handyman INNOVATIVE HANDYMAN, contact Jerry 952 113 163 or 616 933 509 from €10 per hour, Estepona (206913)

Hairdressing Garage Doors

EXPERIENCED unisex mobile hair stylist, special rates for OAPs, Benalmadena, Burnice - 602 548 165 (202763)

Health & Beauty

Floor Polishing

DECORATIONS GLAS-STUDIO, 13 years on the coast, glass windows, doors, etc, any style. From designing to the installation, all in our hands. Tel 658 204 406 / (201453)



CHAINLINK FENCING erectors, general builders, really competitive prices. Free quotation, no job too big or small, very reliable. Tel: 655 218 466 (201475)


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

GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (100065)

ASTRA - Bellydance, Bollywood, Fire dance and much more. Bring Middle Eastern magic to any event. Available for hen parties, corporate gigs, birthdays, weddings, film and TV talk, etc. all 622 668 948 or email astrabelly Facebook “astrabellydance (202755)

POLISH your marble floor professionally at half price. 671 244 683 (203209) T1

Domestic App Repairs

FOR SALE - Bichon Maltese puppies, 2½ months, price 275€. 952 540 046 or 685 857 965 (206931)


TREE SURGEONS No tree too tall, removal of dead palm trees and limbs, eco gardening, mulch and manure fertilizer, palm pruning. 686 948 552 / 661 129 146 www. (204796) PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 An drew@garden-profession (203055) GARDENER. Trees, hedges, palms pruned, lawns, fencing, strimming, gardenS tidied, maintenance. Steve 952 485 941 / 616 669 285 / 654 320 567 (203855)

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 608 977 260 www.masajes (202608) DR CONGER is available for patients from 11 February until 16 February. For more information see 618 383 845 (206751) PAIN? Neck, Arms, Back, Legs. Acupressure. Fast results. No cure – no pay. Fuengirola 651 172 474 NON-SURGICAL LIPOSUCTION IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANSFORMALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 (200953) TEETH WHITENING IN BANÚS FROM 75€ WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755 (200953)


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Costa del Sol NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTS IN BANÚS 35€ WWW.TRANS FORMALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755 (200953) PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL AND SKIN TREATMENTS USING IPL IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANSFORMALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 (200953) WEIGHT LOSS or Quit Smoking Consultations. International Health Author BSc qualified. Home visits 632 731 164 any time (203076)

House Share FUENGIROLA. Lady has a large apartment to share on Pueblo Castillo. 952 463 202 (206935)

holaCREDITO.COM offering short term loans on your valuables. Also cash for your old GOLD, top prices paid, guaranteed. Please see web for details or call Banus office 951 319 538 (202525)

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Locksmith emergency / appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (93549) T1

HERBALIFE independent distributor. For products For business opportunities www.workfrom Tel. 952 932 789 (201445)

BEAUTY TREATMENTS BOTOX AND FILLERS - From €95. Covers the Costa del Sol and inland. 609 347 086. www. (206929)

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

CLASSES PERSONAL TRAINER, lose weight, nutrition, get fit. 650 605 737 / (206927)

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Make the right choice and join the thousands of expatriates who have. We provide a friendly personal service, for all your home, motor, health, travel or marine insurance. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

MASSAGE PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE by qualified therapeutic masseuse, muscular treatment : stress and healing. 664 596 220 (206973)

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

TANTALIZING full body massages, Tantric, Nuru, Kiokuero … Incalls/Outcalls 635 290 724 (201467)

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

TANTRA, the art of love. Experience a stress releasing, mindblowing and ecstatic fulfillment. Alice, holistic prof. masseuse. 677 641 340 (201404)

Hire Services

HOSTING - Carrier grade data centre in Elviria, two diesel generators, multiple backbone symmetrical carrier-class connections, BGP4 routing, aircon, secure facilities. For dedicated housing or hostings with serious bandwidth and 99.99% uptime, we can host your servers and applications in our data centre in Elviria. Feel free to visit us to discuss your needs. 951 055 676 www.mercuryinter (200563) ECOMMERCE - Want to sell your products online? Let us help create or update your Ecommerce website. For a fast and professional service, contact info@ or call 638 816 067 (201418)


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

HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (200773)


WANTED – House Clearance, best prices paid. Contact Paul Vickers, 617 543 315 (201399)

24 HOUR locksmith. Emergency opening of doors and safes, established since 1993. 617 921 824 (204269) LOCKSMITH Unlock doors, strong box/cars. Change security locks, emergencies, 24 hours, Marbella, 630 333 615 (200733)


WE BUY, Sell, remove all types of mobile homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzica ley@ (200742)

Hot Tubs/Spas

WANTED FURNITURE & household items houses gardens garages cleared top prices paid fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (201316)

SECURITY OF SPAIN – 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH – Lock / safe opening service. Locks changed / upgraded. Contact Darren, Tel 636 770 865 www.securityofs (204407) T3

Mobile/Static Homes


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

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

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

WANTED HOUSE CLEARANCE. We buy anything, best prices paid for your unwanted items. Call mobile 693 480 411 email annette.goddard@ (201299)


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

CARAVAN FOR SALE. Two bedroom, 34 x 10, situated on the outskirts of Coin, fully equipped, including A/C, patio, large deck, two sheds, low rent including water and electricity, €5,500. 635 382 322 (202751) MOBILE HOME WOODEN HOUSE ? We buy & sell new and second hand units. Remove, level, repair, transport and build extensions. 30 years experience nationwide. Call us, Casas Moviles Europa 952 119 053 (204408) WANT TO RELOCATE? We can transport your home and install on to a 12 month park from £4,995. Annual site fees from €3,000 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)


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7 - 13 February 2013 BRAND NEW WILLERBY Siena 32m² home sited within a stylish gated community, 45 minutes from Malaga airport £19,995 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143) WILLERBY COTTAGE 28x10 sited in ‘La Serrana Hills’ of Pizarra, site open all year round, swimming pool, only £13,495. Want to view? Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)

Costa del Sol

Mosquito Screens ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also blackout blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadesla (101730) MOSQUITO SCREENS. Call Mosquito Nick. 647 072 861 (206961)

24/7 Mobility MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames etc for sale and hire. Delivered to home or hotel. Always a good selection of quality used scooters in stock with guarantee. e.g. used 4 wheel scooter, new batteries €350. Electric wheelchair can go into car €1,595. Rascal Eco 4 boot scooter €2,100 for €1,395. New wheelchairs from €250. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. Mobility Scooters Direct. www.mobilityscootersdirect (203240)

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


CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 114 (204112) Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Visit our website or telephone 661 351 877 (203056)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done, reasonable rates, prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (204978) CABRIOSOL soft tops, German top quality, for all Cabriolet cars & jeeps. Professional fitting, repairs & change of plastic windows. Cabrio-sol. 639 580 372 (Camino de Coin km 13.2 Mijas Golf). Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (206836) AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804 email: (200578) RECOVERY SERVICE car / light plant transported, cars disposed of with official destruction certificate, fully insured. 600 868 056 (203856)


FOR SALE 2002 FORD FOCUS 1.6 Trend, 5 door, 5 speed, hatchback, one owner from new, now leaving Spain, only 48,000kms, approx 30,000 miles. Full service history, silver, air condition, CD player, kept in garage, rarely used holiday car. Was 4,995 euros, now 4,500 euros. Phone Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785. See our web page (200963)

All models serviced and repaired. Two years guarantee. Free delivery 952 584 302 / 633 127 901 / 633 128 104 www.mobili (203865) T1 THE MOBILITY WIZARD. All types of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and disability aids for hire or sale. Replacement parts including batteries, tyres and motors available. Authorised Agents for all major companies. Most repairs carried out at your home or FREE loan machine if scooter has to be taken for repair, ensuring you are kept mobile. Fully comprehensive mobility insurance for 105 euros per year. Tel 952 584 302 / 633 127 901 / www.mobili /info@mobili (201449)



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NEW SHAPE Ford Fiesta 2009 1.25 litre trend, 5 door, 5 speed, only 77,000kms, approx 48,000 miles, silver, lady owner, leaving Spain, was 7,995 euros, now 6,995 euros. Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (200963) (NEW SHAPE) 2008 Chevrolet Matiz 0.8 litre S model, silver, only 50,000kms, approx 31,000 miles, 5 door, 5 speed, air conditioned, power assisted steering, elderly lady owner leaving Spain, small car, big bargain, was €4,500 now 3,750 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 (200963)

DIESEL SEVEN SEATER Opel Zafira 2.2DTi, 2005, Blueline, 16 valve (125bhp), blue with alloy wheels, climate control, great people carrier, was €5,995, now only €4,995. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (200963) 4X4 AUTOMATIC Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 GLS V6 2003 model, top of the range, silver, every extra, great on bad roads, calling all campo drivers, this one is for you. Was €4,995, now €4,750. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robert (200963) 4X4 DIESEL MITSUBISHI Montero 3.2GLS long wheel base, 2003, “top of the range”, one lady owner, gold, alloy wheels, air con, 5 speed, was €7,995 now only €5,995. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (200963) SEVEN seater automatic 2008 Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8 VVTI, one owner, only 53,000kms (33,000miles), sale due to relocation, climate control, electric everything, good looking in grey with alloy wheels, was 9,995 euros, now only 9,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 4x4 AUTOMATIC Ford Explorer XLT Limited Edition 1995, UK reg, but left hand drive, only 47,000 miles, looks right in white, air con, CD player, rarely used holiday jeep, great for bad roads and campo, was 2,995 euros, now 2,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 www.robertsoncars- AUTOMATIC diesel BMW, 530 estate, touring low kms. Midnight blue, leather interior, every extra immaculate condition. Was 6,500 euros, now 5,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robert (200963) SUPERSPORT Coupe Nissan 350Z (300 BHP), only 18,000kms (approx 11,000 miles). FSH, striking in copper colour with black leather, this is a real driver’s car, see it on our web page, cost new 45,000 euros. What a bargain, was 16,995 euros, now only 14,995 euros. Phone Gordon for more information 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. www.robertson (200963)

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BMW X5, 3.0SD 2008, Monaco Blue, Automatic Tiptronic, tracker, alarm, folding mirrors, climate control, Y spoke wheels with run flat tyres, sports seats, reverse camera, parking sensors, sat nav, 6 CD, electric grey leather interior, panoramic sunroof, aluminium side steps, roof rails, privacy glass, Xenon headlights, auto lights/wipers, Bluetooth, 22,000kms from new, full service history, just serviced at supplying dealer Puerto Banus BMW. One owner from new, in immaculate condition, €39,995. 600 501 492 (97860) MERCEDES E280 CDI, 4 dr saloon 2008, Obsidian black, automatic paddle shift, alarm, folding mirrors, climate control, upgraded wheels, black leather interior, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth, on board computer, auto lights/wipers, CD player, tyre indicator, cruise control, multi function steering wheel, 57,000kms, excellent condition. €22,995. 600 501 492 (97860) BMW 118D 2011 2dr Coupe, automatic, Alpine white, 2012 model, only 12,000kms, supplied new from BMW Puerto Banus, climate control, CD player, black leather interior, front fog lights, electric windows and mirrors, run flat tyres, under warranty until August 2013, lady driver, in as new condition. €25,995. 600 501 492 (97860) SMART CAR for sale. Perfect condition, 44,000km. 5,500€ negotiable. 627 414 140 (202745) LARGE selection of vans, large and small, 2006 to 2010, Kangoos, Partners, Jumpers, Ducatos etc etc. call for full list and details 672 550 037 (203856) LAND ROVER Discovery TD5 diesel, 2002, electric blue, 126,000klms with service history, alloyws, air con, etc etc 5,995€. 600 868 056 (203856) SEAT Toledo automatic, 2.0tdi 2006, fully loaded, only 39,000klm, one owner with full Seat service history, this car is in exceptional condition. 8,995€ 672 550 037 (203856)

1999 BMW Z3 Convertible 1.8 in bright red, LHD, Spanish plate, very clean car, only 4,995€ 672 550 037 2008 Vauxwagon Golf GTI, automatic, DSG gearbox, in black, black leather, all usual GTI refinements, LHD, Spanish plate, 8,995€ 672 550 037 JAGUAR XK8 Coupe 4.0ltr, 54,000klms, gold with cream leather, pristine condition, all usual Jaguar refinements, call for full specifications, RHD on Spanish plates. 6,995€. 672 550 037 (203856) 2002 206 Peugeot automatic, 1.4 5 door only 40,000klms in excellent condition, very economical, 2,995€ 600 868 056 (203856) OPEL Corsa metallic blue, 2007, 1.3 CDTi 5 speed diesel sport, alloys, 5 door, only 84,000klms, €4,995 600 868 056 (203856) SEVEN SEATER Ford Mercury 2006, new shape, only 52,000 miles, UK LHD, automatic, 3.3 petrol, black with grey leather, every extra, perfect family car, immaculate condition, 6,995€. 672 550 037 FIAT PANDA 2006, metallic burgundy, 1.1 petrol, very clean, an economical car, 100,000klms. 2,995€ 672 550 037 (203856) TOYOTA Yaris 2007 d4d 1.4 diesel, usual Yaris extras, alloys, etc, etc, 120,000klms. 4,995€ 672 550 037 (203856) MERCEDES E55 AMG, 2000, fully loaded, silver with black leather, alloys, all original condition, all usual refinements, very good condition, 150,000klms with history. 6,995€ 600 868 056 (203856)

2005 FIAT Ducato, 2.8 diesel, 5 speed, flat back truck, single wheel, aluminium drop side, one owner, 70,000klms, 5,995€ 600 868 056 (203856)

BILL BRADY CARS has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1986, in which time he has helped thousands of expatriates to buy or sell their quality used Spanish cars and also keeping all the documentation simple so you understand all that is going on (which is important). You can contact Bill direct on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or billbradycars. com (204276)

2009 CITROEN Jumper, 2.2 diesel, mwb, semi high top, 10 cube mtr, boarded out, roof rack, ladder, towbar, this van is in immaculate condition and must be seen, 10,995€ 672 550 037 (203856)

PEUGEOT 206 GTI Sport Coupe 2.0 ltr, new ITV (MOT), metallic black, half leather and suede interior, climate control, sensors/lights/wipers, spoiler and much more, has to be seen at this price of only 2,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221

2009 CITROEN C4 Diesel automatic, one owner, only 26,000kms, with service history, impeccable condition, must been only 9,450€ 672 550 037 (203856)

PRICE SLASHED, was €7,995, now €7,500. 4x4 DIESEL Hyundai CRDI 2.0Ltr, 2005, one private owner, only 44,000klm (30,000mls), full service history, airconditioning, electric windows, locks, mirrors, alloy wheels. Metallic turquoise, velour trim, a fabulous jeep. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (204276)

CITROEN Jumper 2010, 2.0 diesel, swb, ex condition throughout, 5 speed, very clean van 600 868 056 (203856)

wagon, 2004, 4.2 petrol, silver with black recarro half leather seats, 6 speed, 170,000klms, €9,995. 600 868 056 (203856)

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Costa del Sol 2007, one private owner, low klm. DVD player, parking sensors, metallic black, grey leather, too many extras to list and its only €9,995. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (204276) FANTASTIC opportunity Ford Fiesta 1.25 Inj 16V 2009 5 door (new shape) from lady owner bought from Ford Malaga and serviced by them. Parrot hands free, great first car or coastal car, metallic silver, looks and drives fantastic, was 7,500€ NOW €6,995. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbra (204276) THIS has to be seen, Citroen C-3 Exclusive 1.4 Inj 5 door 2005, one private owner, only 69,000klm (48,000mls) with service history, climate control, cruise control, full electric pack, six CD changer and lots more, was 4,995€ NOW 3,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (204276) AUTOMATIC Honda FRV 2008, six seater 1.8 I.VETEC Executive, one owner, full service history and loads of Honda extras, great saving at only 11,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221. NEED A CAR? - Can’t get credit? - Self employed? - Why not “Rent to Own” your next car? - No loans, no credit checks. 952 564 912 (202636) LAND ROVER 2001 Freelander TD4 2.0 Diesel. Green, A/C. Spanish plates. 125,000km, good condition. €4,500. Tel: 675 314 854 CITROEN ZSARA PICASSO 1.6 hdi exclusive, 2004, 1 owner, 70,000 kilometres, ITV - 2015, service history, excellent condition, €4,500. 618 688 312 (206933) PEUGEOT 206 COUPE CABRIO, reg March 2002, 58,962kms. Very good condition, full service histroy, €3,950. Fantastic car - 628 133 270 (206924) FOR SALE – MERCEDES 280 SL Cabrio, Classic 1983, automatic, Spanish, metallic blue, leather heated seats, electric windows, hard & soft top (brand new), road tax free. €19,500. 699 333 148 / 952 112 631 (206972) NISSAN JUKE 1.6i Tekna Premium, Feb 2011, 11 months manufacturer’s warranty, 20,000kms. 15,000 euros. 610 720 735 (206921) SMART convertible, prettiest on the coast, purple/gold with magnolia interior, 2003, ITV 2014, just serviced, 85,000kms, €2,750. 620 702 931 (206975) ASTON MARTIN DB9 Coupe 2007. RHD. 46,000 miles. Full Aston Martin Service History. Sapphire blue, cream leather interior. Immaculate throughout. Solar temperature sensors, Bluetooth, hands free phone, stack CD system, Satellite Navigation, cruise control, front rear sensors, paddle gear change. 2 years tracking, transferable. Taxed. Tested. Regarded coolest car “Top Gear”, only £35,000 or the equivalent in €. Genuine callers only. No messers. 650 679 123, David (206912)



ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259)


MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (200726)

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

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


WANTED WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN AND UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (101382)

CHIHUAHUA pedigree puppies with passport. All year round available. 952 112 870 / 654 285 667 (200746) PAINTER & DECORATOR If you just want the job done, then call the rest, but if you want the job done right call the best. Sam “Simply the Best” 18 years Mijas area 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (201280)

CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837 (101382) CARS WANTED. All registration numbers, any age, runners/non runners, finance, embargoes, no problem, 687 049 592 or 622 156 022 (206968) WANTED Legal Spanish Cars and Commercial, under 10 years old, any condition, including non-runners and damaged. Cash paid. Buyer collects. Transfer included. Tel: 605 109 796 (200754)

ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@ (206829)

PAINTER & DECORATOR Lounges from 120€, bedrooms, halls 60€. Paper hanging, plastering, tiling and paint spraying. Call Dennis, Calahonda. 670 774 527 (204975)

THE HORSEMAN. Highly experienced horse carer, trainer for all your equestrian needs, including holiday cover and riding lessons. Sammy 952 964 407 / 685 630 222 / email: sammyconejo@ (201340)

DAMP problems, painters & builders, interior, exterior, 18 years experience, free quote. Tel 626 954 440 (203059)


Personal Services PROFESSIONAL bilingual assistance with private and work related problems. Nursing care, medical appointments, interpreting, translations, municipal, police and legal problems, electricity and water red tape, etc. 661 341 568 / 627 925 941

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RANGE ROVER SPORT 2007/2010, LHD, TDV8, must have light colour interior leather, exterior colour preference - white. Telephone 659 006 050 (206795) CARS wanted, we buy any car, UK plated, embargo cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, campervans, lorries, etc etc, for quick decision call now. 672 880 749 www.bargaincar (203856)

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

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


ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93319) ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. It’s good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public weekends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 (93321)

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

At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 665 682 919 or 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about re-homing, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317) ARCH - The Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses welcomes visitors and volunteers to their stables on Saturdays from 10 - 12 or by appointment. Come and help out, drop your children off for the Kids Club on a SATURDAY or sponsor or adopt one of our horses, donkeys or mules. We always need help with fund raising to look after the abandoned and abused animals. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. We are a small friendly team - why not join us. Find us in Alhaurin El Grande, behind the Venta Miralmonte on the road from Alhaurin to Coin, (A404) Urb. Viña Borrego, follow the yellow signs. Charity registered with the Junta de Andalucia No 8448. www.horseres info@horseres cuespain.orgarchres cue@ Tel: - 635 798 219 or 656 935 613 or 620 175 828 (93322)

PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371 (95962)

Pet Transport PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@ or www. pet-couri (200622) THE DOG MOVER. Licensed professional transporters. Two handlers, so dogs never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. (89749) LOOK NO FURTHER FOR YOUR PET TRANSPORT. WE OFFER A SERVICE TO TRAVEL WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PETS/FURNITURE. ALL PETS TRAVEL WITH US IN AIR CONDITIONED PEOPLE CARRIERS. CALL FOR PRICES. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM PET TRANSPORTATION by air. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 (97995) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (101721

Plot for Sale PLOT approx 500 sq mtrs. Riviera del Sol with uninterrupted sea views. 696 206 698 (201394)

KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved, long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 (89637) SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs €10 per day plus IVA Tel: 952 112 978. (97995) PETCARE PET HOTEL. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Individual heating available. Introductory offers for new clients. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGU Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 www.stefaniesken

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Plumbing THE Irish plumber for all your plumbing requirements, all areas covered. 7 days, reasonable rates. 605 206 394 (200961) PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (203807)

Professional Serv NEED an administrative or computer job done, but don’t have the time or staff? Computer literate women, Dutch and English, can help. Content management, data entry, mailings, typing jobs etc. Call Eva on 632 993 039 (206777)

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Costa del Sol For The Latest Marbella Serious Investor and Quick Sale Luxury Property Deals Updated Daily: www.BobCallan. com Mob: 616 004 771

DUQUESA: Direct from owner. Large 2 bed apt, excellent sea views, fully furnished. Priced to sell at 125,000 euros. Mortgage available if required. Call 609 585 969 (206813)

WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) We need properties for our Belgian-DutchScandinavian clients. Tel 600 392 795 (206784)

GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person/teenager /guests, large plot, private swimming pool and spacious garage, quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €230,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501)

IF YOU are seeking a bargain country house in Alhaurin el Grande area, we do the research and present you with a shortlist. Call FabFincas 692 151 931

LA CALA APARTMENT, 2 double bedrooms and 1 child’s bedroom. Fantastic sea views, refurbished, satellite, pool, parking, €89,950. 603 584 979 or 672 751 439 (201470) MARBELLA centre, first line beach, 3 beds, 3 baths, suitable for cash buyer. Price €250,000. 671 244 683 ALHAURIN - For sale, park home, two beds, 22,500€ 634 359 716 simmoc1941@ (204814) REDUCED to 175,000 euros. Large 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom end townhouse, parking for 3 cars. Torreblanca. Possible part exchange for small apartment. 654 579 780 (206918) MARBELLA La Reserva, Penthouse, about to be repossessed, prime location, 2 bed, 2 bath, 160K€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834)

MARBELLA - Large furnished studio apartment in Romana Playa, Elviria, hot & cold a/c, huge terrace, sea views, pools, secure parking, direct beach access from complex, 450€ per month - 626 864 683 (202759) BEAUTIFUL country house in Guaro. Front covered porch area, large living room with open fire, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom with shower. Extras: Entrance gates, fully fenced, close to main road, storage room/utility room, pool and lovely views. Built: 90m2. Land 1,000m2 Price: 650€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F791) (204315)

ALHAURIN EL GRANDE, Reduced, pretty 2 bed, 2 bath country house, access views, garden + land, 135K€ Neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) HOUSE/VILLA for sale in Alaro-Mallorca. 1,700m2 plot, 200m2 house, pool, 4x8 garage for 2 vehicles. 599,000€. Tel 661 427 008 (Juan) (201447) APARTMENT for sale. El Torcal residential. Mountain views. 114,000€. Negotiable. 662 300 056 (202746) PLOT for sale in Alaro-Mallorca. 3,500m2 with small house 83m2, with refurbishment project and licence, pool. 150,000€. Tel 661 427 008 (Juan) (201447) OPPORTUNITY in Rio Gordo. House 190m2, 5 rooms, patio. 60,000€. 662 300 056 (202746)

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CARTUJA ESTEPONA. 3 bed, 3 bath penthouse, furnished with 2 large terraces, fully air conditioned, magnificent views, Sat TV. 800 euros a month. 676 908 682 WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Inland property rentals, long or short term, holidays 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) MONTEMAR, one bedroom apartment to let, all day sun, pool/gardens, any let 300€ pcm. 605 206 394 (200961) MARBELLA centre, rooms to let 671 244 683 (203209) BENALMADENA - 2 bed townhouse in La Perla, large terrace, sea views, 650€ per month - 626 864 683 (202759) 24 HOUR warden assisted apartments for rent at Casares del Sol. Please see our main ad on page 101 for further details (203015) VILLAS, TOWNHOUSES, APARTMENTS from 300€. VILLA 4 bed, pool, 3,000m2 plot, 800€. - 664 686 653 / 634 278 784 (201457)

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PRETTY 2 bedroomed country house in Coin. Front covered porch area (45m2), living room with wood burner, American kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower. Extras: parking for 2 cars, fully fenced, entrance gates and a 25m2 shed/storage room. Unfurnished. Built 65m2. Land: 500m2. Price 500€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-790) (204315) ESTEPONA FOREST HILLS. 1 bed duplex modern apartment 299€ pcm. Spectacular sea/mountain views. Sunny/spacious terrace. Flat screen TV/Freeview, all mod cons. Newly decorated. Pool. Car preferable. 617 646 093 Photos available (202752)

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Costa del Sol 3 BEDROOM Apartment for rent, Carvajal, part furnished, open plan kitchen, very modern, garden apartment, 1 month deposit required, plus references. Available straight away, 699€ per month. Call 647 873 680 CALAHONDA, Las Palmeras, 2 bed apartments, furnished or unfurnished. From 450 euros pm. 666 755 288 (206966) TORREMOLINOS, Montemar, 1 bedroom apartment, renovated, fully furnished, south facing, sea view, 350 euros. 666 517 479 ALHAURIN EL GRANDE 2 bed, country house, terrace, lawn, pool, excellent location, 600€ month. FabFincas 692 151 931

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MARBELLA APARTMENT Rentals from 700 per month to 1500 per month. 1/2/3 bedrooms. Exclusive addresses. Telephone 622 571 040 www.kingscastlemar kingscastlemarbella (200817)

Property Wanted Property services. We cherish your property in management or rentals. 639 644 122 (206908)

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INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.uni Tel: 951 247 834 (200810)

TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (203856)

LONG TERM RENTALS. We have a large selection of properties available in the Manilva areas. Please see our website for details and information. www.span or call tel 678 307 622 (Properties always needed) (206810)

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

15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 22nd February Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (202659)

ALHAURIN EL GRANDE 4 bed, 2 bath, pool, terrace, parking, 500€ month. FabFincas 692 151 931

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

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 www. (201301)

MANVAN REMOVALS €20 / hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from €10 / week. Tel David 696 810 618 EUROPE / UK fortnightly, full or part load service. David 696 810 618 (89629)

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ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also blackout blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadesla (101730)

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

ROLLER shutter repairs, 7 days a week, conversion from manual to motorised, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (201452)

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

SIGNS, all types, vehicles, pavement signs, illuminated, L.E.D. Neon, banners, sale boards. 16 years on the Coast! www.signstu 639 133 135 / 952 796 299 (67022)

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

FURNITURE FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 119 190 (200802)

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

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

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

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CARERS REQUIRED! Join our team of carers who work in the UK. Earn from 868GBP - 1330GBP for 2 weeks. Good written/spoken English/British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra on 658 965 204 or email s.field@consul FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photographic agency requires a computer literate, energetic person to help with general office administration. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Please email your CV to: jobs@arcangel-im


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7 - 13 February 2013 CROSS IDIOMAS is currently recruiting In-house and freelance language teachers. English, German and Chinese. If you are a native speaker and have the required experience, we would like to hear from you. Please send CV and cover letter to info@cross (206974) “PRECIOUS CARDS”. A distributor of greetings cards, giftware and confectionery require an English/Spanish sales agent to join our team, own transport required, commission based. For more information email cv to (new email address) (206789) NATIVE English speakers required, to fill out surveys at Malaga airport. Good earning potential. Phone Simon for interview on 671 227 230 (201412)

S TA N D I N M O B I L I A R I O i s looking for property listers. If you are young, enthusiastic and motivated, send your CV to info@standmarbella. com. Must have own car, experience not necessary, as full training will be provided, fixed salary and social security (202756) WANTED - Qualified nail technician for salon in Benalmadena, wages negotiable. Tel: 692 566 109 (202754) EXPERIENCED Brokers with financial background required for friendly office in San Pedro. Basic & Commissions. Send CV to or call 634 169 147 (206937)

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Situations Wanted RELIABLE BILINGUAL COUPLE SEEKING HOUSE SITTING / MAINTENANCE POSITION. OWN TRANSPORT ALL AREAS. 644 167 561 MATURE female looking for cleaning/ironing and general house work/retail or bar work. Sandra 609 292 209 (203057)

Soft Furnishings CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or


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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN’S suits to measure. Be measured in the comfort of your own home or office by a qualified English tailor. Linen suits a speciality. Phone 634 378 085 for the travelling tailor to call. (206955)

Tarot Reading CARTOMANCY - Spiritual Cleaning - Protections - Talisman - Unite Couples - Remove Hexes - Dilogun Reading 952 388 905 / 952 374 593 (206804) LAURA, advanced clairvoyance by telephone or personal appointment, Malaga. 952 274 895 / 600 680 045 (206800)

Therapists LIFE COACHING, stress, depression, other problems. 24 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 (206835) PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl. Tel: 609 503 021 (206837)

Tiling TILING, plastering, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, reforms and hot mini pools built. 605 206 394 (200961)

TV & Video

Trophies LASER ENGRAVED Trophies, Prizes, quality glass engraving service, competitive prices, with 40 years experience. Trophies, medal, badges from €1. THE SPORTS SHOP Fuengirola Tel: 952 473 530 (202701)

Tuition POOL MAINTENANCE and repairs, friendly and reliable service. Estepona to Malaga and Inland. Special offers on re-grouts and heaters for 2011. 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 sparklenripple@hot /

CONSTRUCTION / MAINTENANCE AFFORDABLE POOL MAINTENANCE - Professional maintenance from only €80 per month (exc. chemicals) Call Splash Pools on 952 591 053 - open 8am to 4pm (202621)


LEARN SPANISH. Speak Spanish from 1st lesson. 1 to 1 or group lessons. Children and adults. Friendly teacher. Learn properly, gain confidence. GCSE & all levels. From Sotogrande to Fuengirola. Great prices 664 209 839 SPANISH lessons at your home or mine. Torremolinos-Benalmadena area. E15/hour. Tel 627 925 941

TV & Video MR NICE-SKY. Dish re-alignment. Sky Installations. From 299 euros. Second hand equipment wanted. Tel Jim 652 023 012 (201328) T1 SKY AND SKY+ Digiboxes Wide selection of quality tested receivers available at very competitive prices Ian 659 812 995 (200749) SKY PROBLEMS / Installers don’t turn up when they promise to? Can’t or won’t sort out your satellite problems? Then call Steve @ Scansat. We supply and install full Sky Systems, Digiboxes, Dishes, Sky cards UK/Irish. Dish relocations and TV extensions. For a fast reliable service call Steve 676 533 209 problem solved!

SKY DIGIBOXES - Free View and Sky + HD, New, Used, Refurbished Boxes with warranty from an unbeatable €35. Tel 653 061 472 UK TV. Missing channels after 7pm, channels breaking up during your favourite part of Corrie or Emmerdale? Don´t waste any more viewing time, call the experts. A quick re-alignment and a change to a high gain LNB will sort out all your frustrations. For a fast and reliable service. Robsky. Tel: 0034 617 169 792 astra2sat@hot (203087) REPAIRS – TV’s, Plasmas, LCD’s, Digi – Boxes, Video, Hi-Fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 Years experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (201400)

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

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Upholstery UPHOLSTERY work for your furniture. Window decoration, interior consulting, wall covering, luxury fabrics, outdoor fabrics. Home visits in all places for free. Iris Seegert. Berlin/Marbella phone 647 764 426 www. (204846) CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am - 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206940) RE-UPHOLSTERY, loose covers, headboards, cushions, curtains, blinds. Call Jo: 695 842 192 (98026)

Wanted BARGAIN WANTED. PRIVATE CASH BUYER wants villa in SANTA CLARA GOLF. Must have sea and mountain views and be in good condition. Or penthouse apartment in urbanisation near Nueva Andalucia with PREFERENCE FOR SANTA CLARA GOLF. NO AGENCIES OR INTERMEDIARIES, ONLY OWNERS. Tel 0034 627 658 126 / (206810)

Washing Machine WASHING MACHINE repairs. No fix, no fee. Fast reliable service. Also sales from 70 euros. Can deliver. Joe 952 448 695 / 686 271 836 (201328) T1

Web Design High Quality Website Designs, Brochures, Print, Business Cards, all custom and hand made - 15 years of experience!! Order today at office@bbdimen or call Graham on 0044 7446 951705 (202532)

MARBELLA CENTRE – the ideal place for your enjoyment in the city centre, eight young ladies for unforgettable moments. Open 24h and prices from €50. For reservations and information call 620 366 817 (204116) T2 NEAR Miraflores, Maria, sexy young Bulgarian lady, 25, very pretty, sweet and loving. I am the little doll in your wet dreams. 602 690 036 RIVIERA, Daniela, beautiful, busty, very naughty, loving, spontaneous and discreet. 100% natural Brazilian bombshell, sweet temptation, delicious body. All-natural tits and bottom. Relaxing massages, the best natural French, caresses, posing, golden shower. Home service. 634 193 202 (206781)


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ERECTION PROBLEMS or premature ejaculation? Let me help you, female tantra therapist. 677 641 340 (201404)

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Rooms for rent for private escort Marbella and Puerto Banus (near La Sala) with all accommodation, beautiful rooms, independent bathroom, Wi-fi, easy parking center location, TV, air conditioning, Call 622 177 787 (203789)

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SALES BOOST: New Opel is proving popular. markets is yet to come. The Adam sparks excitement and is a popular new ambassador for 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. Unique features in the sector, are says Opel, a new generation automatic park assist system, heated steering wheel, side blind spot alert and the Opel exclusive, fully integrated rear bicycle carrier FlexFix.




BENAVISTA: Trophies handed out at the Benavista

Championship at Benavista THE Benavista Annual Singles Championship event was played, taking longer than expected because of the large number of entries in both the men’s and ladies’ disciplines. This was a challenge to the organisers, but great for the Estepona club, as there was a lot of very good bowling. In the ladies event, Judy and Diana Johnston were narrowly beaten in the semi finals by Doreen Land and Jan MacManus. Jan and Doreen went on to play in

the final match where Jan won by beating Doreen 21 – 11 to become the 2013 Ladies Singles Champion. The men’s singles was a well fought competition with many surprises on the way to the final. In the semi finals Mike Old and Barry Pemberton fell to Dennis King and new members, Chris Cooper. In the final, Dennis King managed to beat Chris Cooper in the last end 21 – 17 to become 2013 Men’s Champion. Both victors will take part in the Champion event in April.

Miraflores final MIRAFLORES Bowls, Mijas Costa, held its annual club championships. In the ladies’ competition the semi-finals were between Dorothy Pilmoor and Sandra Lewis and Pam Shemmings and Sheila McGurk. Sandra and Pam won comfortably. In the men’s competition the semi-finals were between Dennis Wood and SMILES: Derek Carr and Graham Rowley and Derek Graham Rowley played Shemmings and Derek in the men’s singles. Carr. Graham and Derek won their matches. In the ladies final, Pam had a convincing win over Pamela scoring 21-4. In the men’s final, Derek won over Graham with a score of 21-3. Derek and Pam will now represent the club at the Superbowl competition on April 2.

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Call for action from Team Malaga bowlers FOLLOWING the success of the Malaga v Spain match in 2012 at Benalmadena BC, it was decided to arrange individual matches against all the major bowling clubs in Malaga province, during the 2012/13 season. The idea was to pit a selection of the ever growing pool of bowlers keen to support Team Malaga against a strong club side. It was hoped to stage a competitive, but sociable game of bowls, to raise the profile of Team Malaga and to attract new competitive bowlers to the ranks of the squad. The organisation of the programme, led by Amber Dineen, Team Malaga Competition Secretary, has been a challenge due to the very crowded bowling calendar, but the programme has got off the ground very successfully. First match was against Lauro Golf BC in a closely fought battle of eight triples. Then team Malaga

New champion for Mijas THE SUN shone for Mijas Bowls Club’s in-house competition 2013 featuring the triples, pairs and singles for men and ladies. The ladies’ singles saw some good matches with the final between Ann Fenton and Pauline Ball, with Pauline the club’s new lady champion. In the men’s singles competition Frank Ball played Don Smith. Don led from the start and Frank could not catch him. The triples final was between Kevin, Janice and Geoff, against Rob, Sue and John By the 16th end the score was 16-10. However, Rob, Sue and John went on to become the winners. In the pairs final, it was Kevin and John against Alan and Chris, but Kevin and John became doubles champions.

EXCITING PROGRAMME: La Posada v Team Malaga. played Santa Maria BC, followed by La Posada BC. All three matches were played in the kind of atmosphere everyone enjoys, ie competitive bowling in a very friendly environment, said John Carr, Malaga team manager. Most of the remaining clubs have now signed up for the programme, he added. “Men’s and Ladies’ Team Captains,

Brian Todd and Margaret Kain, are waiting to hear from those clubs who have yet to sign up and guarantee to field a team that will suit the requirements of the host club,” he added. If you would like to support Team Malaga, contact your club Federation Representative, or email Diane Chambers, Team Malaga Secretary, at


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Manchester City and Liverpool, Wigan and Southampton and QPR and Norwich ended in draws… Championship leaders Cardiff are 10 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). • Golf: Vijay Singh is under investigation by the PGA for using Deer Antler spray which contains a muscle enhancing substance. 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. • 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.

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

Lukas Rosol: Davis Cup doubles marathon with Thomas Berdych. • F1: Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel will NEVER be partners in his team. • Tennis: Thomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Stanislav Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli (Switzerland) in the longestever game in Davis Cup history. Their doubles encounter lasted seven hours, two minutes. • Skating: GB’s Elise Christie won her sixth medal of the season with bronze in the 1,500m short-track speed skating World Cup event in Sochi. • On the move: More than 100 players found new clubs last Thursday with David

Beckham’s move to Paris St-Germain hitting the headlines. The former England star signed a fivemonth deal with the French club and will donate his wages, £3.4 million (€3.92 million), to a children’s charity in Paris. Bad boy Mario Balotelli left Manchester City for AC Milan for £19 million (€22 million)… Arsenal signed Malaga’s full-back Nacho Monreal for £10 million (€11.53 million)… Birmingham and England goalkeeper Jack Butland moved to Stoke for £3.5 million (€4.03 million) but will remain at St Andrew’s on loan until May… Chris Samba and Jermaine Jenas joined QPR… Danny Graham switched from Swansea to Sunderland for £5 million (€5.76 million)... Newcastle signed five French players… while former England stars Kevin Phillips, Stephen Warnock, Matthew Upson and Kieron Dyer found new clubs as loanees. The WBA striker Peter Odemwingie drove down to London in the hope of joining QPR. But there was no deal forthcoming, and his manager and chairman are not happy chappies, nor are his team-mates and the supporters.


Scotland last won a rugby international at Twickenham in 1983.

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



By Tony Matthews

Fernando Alonso: Under contract to Ferrari until 2016.


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,



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 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

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Malaga miss opportunity to pull away from rivals MALAGA go into Saturday’s game away to Levante (kick-off 8pm) having missed the opportunity to pull away from their pursuers in the race for the Champions League places. Real Betis, Valencia, Rayo Vallecano and Levante all failed to take maximum points at the weekend but Manuel Pellegrini’s men could not capitalise on it after being held 1-1 at home by lowly Real Zaragoza.

By EWN Malaga CF Reporter Dave Redshaw Dave is the author of ‘Malaga Football Club – The Story’ available from Amazon.

After losing Spanish international left-back Nacho Monreal to Arsenal during the week things got even worse for the Costa del Sol side after just 13 minutes, Helder Postiga drilling a first time shot from Jose Fernandez’s cross wide of Willy Caballero to give the visitors the lead. However, Malaga were back on level terms on 22 minutes when

CELEBRATING: Joyful Isco and team after scoring against Zaragoza.

Isco sent goalkeeper Roberto the wrong way from the penalty spot after Zaragoza captain Javier Paredes had inexplicably handled Joaquin’s corner inside the box. The locals almost took the lead moments later but Isco saw his effort from a left-wing corner agonisingly come back off the crossbar. Nonetheless, the hosts were far from at their best as the Aragonese side enjoyed the majority of the possession and chances, with former Malaga men Jose Movilla and Apono pulling the strings in midfield. First Fernandez shot narrowly wide from close range before both Paco Montanes and Fernandez again saw efforts thwarted by Caballero as Zaragoza applied the pressure before the break. After the restart Malaga again struggled to get into their stride and were lucky not to fall behind when Apono’s free-kick struck a post and Movilla fired the rebound wide of a gaping goal. Caballero then had to be on hand to divert Victor Rodriguez’s longrange attempt wide

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before Malaga were given a boost on 68 minutes when striker Julio Baptista made his longawaited return from injury after a 15-month absence.

Even so, the presence of the Brazilian international could not inspire Malaga to the three points and Zaragoza finished the stronger of the two sides.

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