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ISSUE NO. 1442

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More and more go abroad for better life AS the economic crisis bites ever harder, 38,000 Malaga residents have voted with their feet. That is the number of local people who have moved abroad since 2008, mainly in an attempt to find work. More than 2,200 of them left during 2012 6.2 per cent more than in 2011 - making Malaga the Andalucian province where the number of people leaving has risen

ADIOS: 1.6m Spaniards live and work abroad. the most. In total, there are 1.6 million Spaniards of working age living abroad.

of working age now The National Institute of Statistics says 390,206 have left, mainly for work, since 2008. In




2012, 82,000 left, which is 5.5 per cent more than the previous year. The majority are aged between 25 and 35, are highly qualified and don’t have family ties. However, the number of people over the age of 45 with families who are leaving Spain to find work abroad is also on the rise, as well as recent graduates and people with lesser qualifications.

€50,000 for youth leisure ANTEQUERA Town Hall will invest €50,000 to create leisure areas where young people can spend the summer nights without having to travel by car.

Cold meals ONLY 15 per cent of schools in Malaga Province still have kitchens for school lunches while the rest depend on meals from outside catering companies.

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Letters GROUNDED: Iberia strikes affecting flights at Malaga Airport

Flights cancelled due to strikes

THIRTY-TWO flights will be affected by Iberia strikes at Malaga Airport this week. Flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona were cancelled, according to the Iberia and Vueling websites. This is the largest strike Iberia has ever seen, with more than 20,000 staff members called out in support to protest against 3,807 dismissals planned by the company. It began on Monday and will

last until tomorrow (Friday). Unless an agreement is reached, there will be two more sets of five-day strikes in March. They will also be supported by flight and ground staff from some of the companies for which it provides handling services, including Iberia Express, Vueling and Air Nostrum. More than 1,220 flights will have been cancelled throughout Spain this week alone.


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Green light for disabled centre PLANS for the largest centre for the disabled in Andalucia, in the Torre Atalaya area of Malaga, have avoided cutbacks and will go ahead.

Locals decide ESTEPONA COUNCIL will invest €1 million in 20 projects to improve the town’s urbanisations. Local residents will decide what should be done.


Students stay at school LONG dole queues mean fewer students are leaving school early in Andalucia. In 2012, Andalucia saw 28.8 per cent of pupils leave before completing the Obligatory Secondary Education (ESO). But back in 2008, the level was 38.5 per cent, mainly because many youths were tempted

during the property boom by the promise of a well-paid, unqualified job. In 2012 in Spain, 24.9 per cent of students left school early, according to a study by union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO). In 2008, before the onset of the financial crisis, the level was almost 32 per cent. The European

Union average is 15 per cent. Many of those who left school early, now aged between 18 and 24, want to return to education, but there is not enough room for them. The worst affected are the children of foreign residents, with 20 per cent more of them leaving school early compared to Spanish children.


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Sofa fire THREE people were injured after a sofa caught fire at the home of one of them in Malaga. Firefighters believe that a faulty heater was to blame for the blaze.

Castle repairs

Nothing yet THE government subdelegation in Malaga has given no indication of when compensation for the Barranco Blanco fire in Coin or the autumn floods will be granted.

WORK has begun to restore the Manilva castle area known as Salon Verde. It will be made more appealing for people to sit in the area and enjoy the views.

Ideal library

Serious fall

THE Trinidad nunnery has been chosen as the ideal location for the Malaga Provincial Library which has been in the pipeline for more than 15 years.

A MAN, 49, broke several bones after falling three metres down a service lift shaft at the Plaza Mayor shopping centre in Malaga while he was working there.

London grant LONDON’S Cumbria University is offering grants of up to €23,600 for Spanish university graduates to learn to become Spanish teachers from September 2013.

Crime down CRIME rates fell by 5.15 per cent in Malaga Province in 2012, according to the government sub-delegation. Murders fell by 35 per cent while burglaries rose by 4 per cent.

Shacks burn TWO shacks on the Camino de la Termica in Malaga have burned down, although no-one was injured. Firemen suspect a candle started the fire.

MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY: Promotes linguistic and cultural diversity, and multi-lingualism.

Today is so special for all tongue-twisting thoughts


ODAY (Thursday) is International Mother Language Day. Held annually since its 1999 launch by UNESCO, its aim is to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multi-lingualism. And as a cosmopolitan arena many expatriates may believe it is all about speaking English, German or perhaps Romanian or Norwegian. Well think again! Today is when the spotlight

Quote of the week

Almost every time we have had primary elections we have got it wrong’

Former head of parliament, Jose Bono, on the subject of elections within the PSOE Socialist Party to choose their next candidate for Prime Minister of Spain.

turns nationally on Spain as a multi-lingual country. Though Castilian (castellano) is the official Spanish language, the constitution establishes all other languages of Spain will also be official within respective autonomous communities. They are Basque (euskera) in the Basque Country and Navarra; Catalan (català) in Cataluña; the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community (where the variant is called

Valencià); and Galician (galego) in Galicia. In Cataluña, Aranese, a local variety of the Occitan language, has been declared co-official, and is spoken only in the Comarca of Val d’Aran by about 6,700 people. Other minority languages, though not official, with special recognition, include Bable (Asturian) in Asturias, Leonese in Castilla y Leon, and Aragonese in Aragon.

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per cent of positions in the Spanish Supreme Court are filled by women, despite the percentage of women working in the legal system amounting to 50.23 per cent. All the Regional Supreme Courts of Justice have all-male judges except Valencia.

Legal areas THE Ministry of Justice will not do away with any of the 11 legal districts in Malaga, despite a report from the General Council of Judicial Power recommending a redistribution.

New tech THE Unicaja Joaquin Peinado Museum in Ronda has presented pioneering technology for mobile phones which allows visitors to obtain information via a wireless connection.

and finally... APPROXIMATELY 30 towns and cities in Spain joined in the One Billion Rising movement against gender violence. It was marked in 184 countries worldwide and got thousands of people together, showing their support for the billion victims in the world by dancing.



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Kristina battles the crisis

TOP Marbella estate agent Kristina Szekely has come out fighting and claims the future is bright despite asking for breathing space from creditors. “I am absolutely sure we are through the worst of the financial crisis. “My company is way ahead of last year in terms of sales, it is just a matter of waiting for the money to come through.” She added: “It is as if someone has turned a switch. The real estate market is picking up, the British are starting to invest in their houses and the Germans are starting to return.” Originally from Hungary, Kristina said that the future looks good and she expects business to keep picking up. Her company specialises in high-end, multi-million-euro villas in some of the most exclusive areas of the Costa del Sol. She is well known in Marbella society having lived in the town for 30 years. With her bright personality and top-drawer connections she has even been called the Queen of Real Estate. With offices in Puerto Banus, Marbella, Sotogrande and Madrid her company has handled sales for

some of the top names in Marbella society. Talking of legal moves she said: “It is a manoeuvre that the Spanish government permits to help companies get through a difficult


time. I did not want to downsize and lose staff so I have applied for protection while there is a liquidity problem. I am going to keep going and my staff will keep their jobs. I have far more assets than I have

E at the EWN, the largest Englishlanguage newspaper throughout Spain, see the terrible effects of the crisis on businesses in all regions of the country. We are here to support those businesses through these tough times. These businessmen and women are the ones who have put their own hard-earned money on the line and kept people in jobs. And many people owe Spain’s business people a huge debt of gratitude. They are the ones who are weathering the storm and keeping people in work; they have changed the lives of many by simply giving the man on the street a chance. A chance to work and earn a living. We are proud of our expatriate community and what many are having to do in times of austerity. We want people from other countries to invest in Spain’s infrastructure as this will only make us all stronger. We must stand united and not let sensationalists

obligations. It is just a question of liquidity and waiting for the money from sales to come through.”

divide and conquer us. Well done, Kristina, for everything you have achieved in the past 30 years. You have changed the face of Marbella for the better. Your supporters are proud of your company and your honesty in these challenging times. You are a wonderful example of what sheer hard work and talent will bring you. And it is good news indeed that someone of your vast experience can see the greenshoots of recovery in the real estate business. With the help of people like you Spain can only come out of these tough times the stronger. As grandmother used to say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. We will only see a better and stronger Kristina. Watch out Marbella!

Real estate queen Kristina



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Police bust largest cybercrime network

Police football rap DISCIPLINARY proceedings have been opened against two Malaga Local Police officers who were watching a football match when on duty. The two officers stopped at a restaurant in the Montes de Malaga area on a coffee break, which should last no longer than 30 minutes, one day last November. However, according to witnesses, they remained at the restaurant for 90 minutes to watch the match. They were accused of unprofessional conduct and could be suspended without pay for up to four days.

ARRESTS have taken place in Spain as part of an international operation against the largest and most complex cybercrime network dedicated to spreading police ransomware. It is estimated that the criminals affected tens of thousands of computers worldwide, bringing in profits in excess of €1 million per year. Operation Ransom resulted in 11

Forged warrants TWO Local Police officers and a soldier are amongst the members of a gang arrested accused of burglary. The five people arrested in Murcia and Alicante allegedly used forged search warrants to enter premises in the two provinces as well as Albacete, Cordoba, Malaga

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ER overload MALAGA University Hospital opened up 18 beds which hadn’t been available since last summer. Emergency Room demand meant some patients waited two days to be admitted.

Safety drill ALMOST 100 people and 20 vehicles took part in a safety drill at Malaga Port. The drill included a cloud of ‘toxic gas’ which was seen from the Muelle Uno centre.

Back again A 16TH century painting has been returned to the Antequera Religious Brotherhood of Solitude and Holy Burial to mark its 25th anniversary.


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Bakery boss accused of mugging THE owner of a Sevilla bakery was arrested over the mugging of one of his own delivery staff. The events took place in December on the San Pablo Industrial Estate in Sevilla when a man entered and injured the delivery man with a knife before stealing the money he had on him. When police took statements from witnesses the owner claimed he had recognised the intruder and gave the details of a local criminal. However, it was later found that he had been hired by the owner of the bakery who gave him details of the victim’s timetable and the money he was carrying. The owner was charged with attempted manslaughter. The attacker was remanded in custody.


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Nurse worked 20 years without qualifications A THEATRE nurse worked at the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella for

almost 20 years with no official qualifications.

DRUGS HAUL: Twelve arrested on smuggling charges.

Hashish arrests TWELVE people were arrested in Spain and France for their alleged involvement with a network which smuggled large quantities of hashish into Europe. Most of them were based in Marbella and Estepona.

The Venezuelan woman came under investigation when she went to the Malaga Nurses’ Association to become a member, following a Constitutional Court decision that all doctors and nurses must be part of an association. But the documents she provided made staff suspect irregularities, as the recognition of her foreign qualification certificates was not signed, stamped or authenticated. She was told she couldn’t become a member of the association, following which, she left immediately. During the years she had worked at the Costa del Sol Hospital she had been in the operating theatre. She voluntarily stopped working at the hospital in June 2012. Sources at the hospital say that verification of her qualifications was requested from Venezuela, but no answer was received. This, they say, happens quite frequently as it is a complex procedure.

Civil servants gagged in animal deaths scandal TWO civil servants were banned from collaborating with police investigating an animal shelter scandal in which thousands of pets died. The two women work for the Torremolinos Environmental Department and were allegedly told by department councillor, Placido Gonzalez Guzman, not to talk to the Guardia Civil investigating the

deaths at the Parque Animal shelter. This is according to a report from the Guardia Civil Nature Protection Service, Seprona, and happened two weeks before the scandal was exposed in November 2010. The investigation also claims that Parque Animal paid €55,487 to a company owned by the brother and nephew of local mayor Pedro Fernandez for work carried out at the shelter.

As many as 3,000 animals are believed to have been put to sleep at the shelter between 2008 and 2010. They reportedly suffered a slow and agonising death as low doses of euthanising drugs were used in order to save money. The president of the centre, Carmen Marin, was arrested along with two members of staff.


Heartfelt donation SWEDISH multi-national chain IKEA donated more than €100,000 last year to the Menudos Corazones foundation to help children with heart ailments and their families.

More seats AIRLINE will offer 65 per cent more seats to fly from Malaga to its eight destinations in the UK next winter.

Wi-Fi needed TORREMOLINOS needs more Wi-Fi zones in tourist areas to attract more people, the local head of public Works, Javier Checa, has said.

Local archives ESTEPONA TOWN HALL is carrying out work to expand the municipal archives and digitalise the existing records, including photos, audio and video.



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Dog abuse case now shelved A CASE against a man accused of leaving his seriously infirm dog in a

rubbish bin has been shelved. The setter had been in a

container in the Montes de Malaga area several days when she was found by a passer-by in May last year and taken to Malaga Animal and Plant Protection Society. Her owner was identified thanks to her microchip and the society reported him for abuse and abandonment. The trial was originally postponed in December but due to be held this week.


Pile-up FOUR people were injured in a collision involving three vehicles on the A-7 near the Ciudad Jardin exit in Malaga. INSPECTION: Marbella mayor Angelez Muñoz visited gas pipeline work.

Natural gas for the Golden Mile THE Mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz, visited work being carried out on the Golden Mile to provide Natural Gas to Marbella centre. She was accompanied by local councillor Javier Garcia and the Delegate for Gas Natural in Andalucia, Pablo Asenjo. The company will install eight kilometres of pipes to provide gas to 15,000 local households. The mayor said that work was “progressing well.” She also announced a 3.2 kilometre cycle lane would be created along the Golden Mile in order to connect Marbella centre with Puerto Banus and San Pedro Alcantara and to encourage people to use bicycles.

No Mafia ties AN Italian businessman in Marbella has been cleared by a judge of suspected mafia ties. In May 2010, as part of an operation codenamed ‘Shovel’ against the Irish mafia on the Costa del Sol, the Blucars car dealership was searched thoroughly. Police suspected that the mafia bought vehicles from the showroom and added false bottoms and compartments to transport drugs, weapons and money. Thirty-one people were arrested in the operation in three different countries. Amongst them was Christopher Kinahan the suspected leader of a

network which trafficked drugs, money and weapons, and had ties to British and Spanish criminal groups. The investigation began following a murder in 2008 in Estepona, but the gang was also linked to other crimes on the Costa del Sol, as well as Holland and Ireland. More than 200 companies were investigated on suspicion on criminal activities including money laundering. However, the owner of Blucars has now been cleared as there is no evidence to conclude he is guilty of any crime.

Child worries A MALAGA councillor has called parents who take their children to the Parque Litoral playpark “irresponsible” as it was closed last July after vandals set fire to it.

About time THE central government has approved emergency work on roads in Malaga province damaged by last autumn’s rains.

Biker death A MAN, 44, died in Malaga after falling from the motorbike he was riding and hitting his head on the road.

Fire damage A FIRE damaged part of the tracks on the AVE High Speed Antequera-Granada route which is under construction, as well as a nearby warehouse.

Singer dies SPANISH singer and actress, Marife de Triana died at the Xanit Hospital in Benalmadena after losing her battle with cancer.


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Gibraltar police die in bike crash TWO motorcyclists have died after being involved in a collision with a lorry in Ronda. The victims were a man, 42, and a woman, 33, both with the Royal Gibraltar

Police. The accident occurred on the road between San Pedro Alcantara and Ronda, near Igualeja. They reportedly lost control of their large motorbike and drove into the front of

an oncoming articulated lorry, carrying diesel. The lorry-driver braked, but was unable to avoid them. The motorbike caught fire and the lorry-driver put it out to avoid his load catching fire.

January increase in low-cost flights USE of budget airlines from Malaga Airport increased by 5.4 per cent in January. The number of passengers using low-cost carriers to and from the Malaga Costa del Sol Airport in January was 154,114. This is 9.5 per cent of the total number of passengers on low-cost flights for Spain. For the whole of Andalucia, there were 190,256 passengers on low-cost airlines in January, 2.4 per cent more than the same month last year. There were a further 47,769 passengers on traditional airlines, which is 2.8 per cent more, according to the Tourism Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce.



Evictees move in A DOZEN families, some with children, who had been evicted from their homes have occupied a new empty building in Malaga’s Trinidad area.

Bridge plea ALORA Town Hall has again requested that the iron bridge which was washed away when the Guardalhorce River burst its banks last September be restored.

GRAND EVENT: Angeles Muñoz at the Madrid presentation with Sandra Garcia San-Juan.

Starlite Festival a boost for Marbella

THE Starlite Festival, which will be held in Marbella this summer will include performances by Julio Iglesias,

Alejandro Sanz, Malu and Paco de Lucia, amongst others. Mayor of Marbella Angeles Muñoz, who

attended the presentation of the festival at Madrid City Hall, said it would be a further boost for Marbella to have an

international event which brings together fashion, art and celebrities. “It also creates jobs,” she pointed out.

On patrol LOCAL POLICE in Villanueva de la Concepcion finally have their own patrol car since the last one broke down four years ago.


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Floods affect potato crop POTATO crops in Antequera have fallen almost 30 per cent since the floods last September and November which damaged up to 25 per cent of the cultivated area.

Briton sentenced for racist attack

A BRITISH man has been sentenced to three years in prison for beating and stabbing a Moroccan, 39, whom he had previously insulted. The events took place in Torremolinos in 2002. The accused

was in a bar with friends when the Moroccan and another man came in to talk to the staff. The British man began insulting them based on their nationality, and when they went to sit outside, he

Plan approved CASARABONELA Town Hall has given the go-ahead for the construction of a residential complex with houses, a hotel and a golf course.

Knopfler gig BRITISH guitarist, singer-songwriter and Dire Straits co-founder Mark Knopfler, OBE, will be performing in Malaga on July 27 at the Malagueta Bullring at 10.30pm.

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continued to stare at them from the bar. An argument then began, until the accused threw a glass at the Moroccan who attempted to leave. The Briton and his friends caught up with him in the street and beat him while the accused stabbed him on several occasions. They fled when the Local Police arrived, leaving the Moroccan for dead. He was in hospital for 12 days. The accused admitted to the crime and his sentence for attempted manslaughter was reduced.

BBQ: Argentina’s stand at a past fair. Inset: Local councillor Ignacio Souviron announces details of the fair.

Tasty treat at international fair THE 19th International Feria de los Pueblos will be held in Fuengirola from May 1 to 5. This year’s fair will last five

days, one more than usual, and will take place at the local fairground. Thirtythree countries will be represented.

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Building promoter on trial

THE owner of building promoter Aifos is on trial accused of keeping money handed over by a woman for two houses in Casares which were never built. Jesus Ruiz is facing three years in prison. He allegedly sold the woman two houses on a complex which was due to be built, and she handed over €84,500 and €72,600 before the deadline of February 2006. At the time, Aifos had the building permit, but hadn’t started the work.

Metro costs double WORK on the Malaga Metro will cost more than double the amount originally budgeted. Constant improvements mean the work will finally amount to €600 million and if the metro is eventually taken underground as far as La Malagueta, it will be closer to €800 million.


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Students think that Malaga professors best in Andalucia PROFESSORS at Malaga University get better ratings from their students than any others in Andalucia.

A survey revealed that students at Malaga University give their professors an average of 7.7 points out of 10.

The university’s Vice Chancellor, Adelaida de la Calle, said the survey is also important for professors to learn how to improve their work.

A look into the past of Mijas

The survey was divided into different areas: compliance with obligations, planning, proficiency as teachers, class atmosphere, evaluation criteria and efficiency. More than 81 per cent of students claim the theory and practice learned in class from their professors has helped them reach the aims of the subject. Professors who received poor evaluations in 20102011 have now improved.

LOCAL HISTORY: The recently opened museum is set to become a tourist attraction. A NEW museum has opened in Mijas Pueblo. The museum will have a permanent exhibit of 30 archaeological pieces and 83 coins from the Roman and Arab eras which have been found in Mijas.

They were found on the sites at Finca Acevedo and Campanales, and it is hoped it will become a local tourist attraction. Some of the pieces have been lent by archaeologist Pedro Escalona.

No case A MARBELLA court has shelved action against local spokesman Felix Romero. Romero ordered that the signal emitted by one of the local TV channels be stopped because they had failed to pay the necessary fees.

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Eviction advice THE Advice Offices managed by the Malaga Legal Association in the province report they have been contacted by an avalanche of people affected by evictions.

Body found THE body of a man was found in the water at Algeciras Port amongst some stones. His identity and cause of death are as yet unknown.

Sewage plant ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE Town Hall has demanded the Junta de Andalucia go ahead with the sewage plant planned in the Mestanza area of the town.

Ronda-Marbella road plans axed THE Junta de Andalucia has ruled out plans for a toll motorway between Ronda and Marbella. The project for the 33-kilometre road was suggested by the Junta de Andalucia Department of Public Works and Transport and Malaga Provincial Government. They wanted to reduce the current 50-minute journey to just

22 minutes while improving road safety, at a cost of â‚Ź350 million. However, a report from the Provincial Delegation for Agriculture, Fishery and the Environment considers the project would have a serious environmental impact. It would have had a negative impact on areas protected by the

Natura 2000 European Network and the Sierra de las Nieves Transcontinental Andalu-cian and Moroccan Biosphere Reserve. It would also have led to several towns on the route doubling or even tripling their urban area within 10 to 20 years which was not environmentally advisable.

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Thomas Stork of Hotel Puente Romano, Best Chef in Andalucía


n February Thomas Stork was awarded the accolade of Best Chef in Andalucia as part of the Andalucian Gastronomy Awards 2013. Thomas is currently the Executive Chef responsible for the cuisine across the numerous restaurants in the Hotel Puente Romano and this award is a high point in a long and illustrious career. The German born chef began his culinary career at just 14, working in a very humble kitchen, learning the basic skills and gaining a passion for food. In 1992 he moved to a Michelin star kitchen and from there got his dream job working in the three Michelin star restaurant La ‘Residenz Heinz Winkler.’ He said “I started working with Heinz Winkler in 1994 and it was better than the best university. Working there was a dream of all aspiring chefs and for me to come from a small restaurant in a little town to form a big part of his kitchen team was really an honour and privilege. It was there that I learned to play in the Premier League in cooking terms, everything I am today I owe to Heinz Winkler and not a day goes by without me thanking God for the opportunity.” From there he moved to a highly fashionable restaurant in Munich cooking for the city’s celebrities. After a year he got a call from Winkler who had signed a contract to oversee a restaurant in a luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol and he needed

a team he could trust to move over. Just four weeks later he arrived at the Hotel Las Dunas and worked there for 10 years, earning it a Michelin star in the process. Following two years at sea setting up fine dining restaurants on cruise ships, he returned to Spain to work at Hotel Los Monteros for three happy years. But he knew he wanted to get back into the “premiere league”, so jumped at the opportunity to become the Executive Chef of Hotel Puente Romano in 2011. Since then he has been an integral part of developing the wide range of restaurants at the hotel as well as the reputation as a gastronomic destination. He commented; “In my opinion the Hotel Puente Romano is the best hotel on the Costa del Sol and so I am delighted that I am able to win this prestigious prize as part of their team and shine a light on the extraordinary gastronomy that the hotel is producing. Many years of hard work have been recognised in the prize and I am delighted for myself and also for the whole team at the hotel.” THOMAS STORK: Has been awarded the accolade of Best Chef in Andalucia as part of the Andalucian Gastronomy Awards 2013.

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Death threats A MAN, 30, was arrested in Malaga for allegedly attacking and threatening to kill a German man, 39, who was making sand sculptures on a local beach.

Eco-produce MERCAMALAGA the wholesale market - and the Young Farmers’ Association, Asaja, are seeking to sell more ecological produce.

Open all hours SOME bars and restaurants in Antequera have reached an agreement with the local council to open every day of the week in a bid to attract tourists.

Lot of bottle MALAGA Provincial Government will install 140 bottle banks throughout the province in an aim to encourage more people to recycle.

Staff treated after hospital flu deaths

STAFF at two Intensive Care Units in Malaga are being vaccinated against flu following the death of two patients.

The first death occurred at Carlos Haya Hospital, where a woman who had bird flu infected a nurse. The patient died from

Banderas is Andalucia’s favourite son HOLLYWOOD star Antonio Banderas will be named ‘favourite son’ of Andalucia at celebrations next Thursday to mark Andalucia’s Regional Day. Banderas, who was born in Malaga, began his film career in Spain in the 80s before heading to the USA. As well as acting, he has directed and produced films. He is a devout follower of Easter celebrations in Malaga. His foundation, Lagrimas y Favores (Tears and Favours) will hold a charity dinner at the Malaga Automobile Museum on March 15. The meal will be cooked by four top chefs, Andrea Tumbarelo, David Muñoz, Diego Guerrero and Jordi Roca. There will be

other complaints, but the hospital took measures to prevent the flu spreading to other staff. The second victim was a 36-yearold woman admitted to Malaga Civil Hospital with common flu. Following complications, she died and the 20 or more staff who treated her have been vaccinated. A girl, 14, was also admitted to Carlos Haya and later taken to Malaga Children’s Hospital with bird flu. She was isolated and staff have also received vaccinations. Staff at the Civil Hospital have to pay for their own vaccination, whereas those at the Carlos Haya are given the treatment for free. The number of POPULAR: Banderas is loved cases of flu has throughout Andalucia. peaked in Malaga over 50 tables, each with 10 diners, paying the past weeks and is €250 each. Forty tables have already expected to remain been snapped up. Anyone interested in high until the end of attending can call 691 237 104. this month. HAKIM EL KACHIFI

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Underpass drill for safety

Water worry THE provision of running water to hamlets in Antequera is undecided since the company which had previously carried out the service went bankrupt. SAFE UNDERPASS: The local emergency services joined forces.

THE mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz, said that the safety drill carried out in San Pedro Alcantara underpass guarantees an effective response by the emergency services in the case of an accident. “By law, we had four years in which to carry it out,” she said, “but we preferred to do it as soon as possible before peak times such as Easter or summer.”

Tourism officer accused of keeping trip cash TWO former members of the Tourism Department in Fuengirola are facing five years each in prison for embezzlement. The events date back to 2002 and 2003 when the town hall organised trips to

Melilla for local residents, which were paid in part by the council. One of them is accused of keeping the money paid by those who went on the trips, which amounted to €7,821. When the travel agency

issued bills, they had to be paid in full by the town hall. He was arrested in 2005. The Tourism Councillor at the time allegedly knew about the embezzlement although there is no proof he took part. Both could be

banned from public office for 10 years. It was Fuengirola mayor, Esperanza Oña, who ordered the police investigation into the matter. The two men were dismissed in 2003 and 2004.

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Named and shamed MALAGA City Council is hunting for 21,000 drivers with fines pending. Those who have not responded to notifications will now see their names published in the Official Provincial Bulletin. This means those fined will have to either pay up or appeal, rather than ignore the matter. The document contains 21,000 names of drivers who committed traffic offences from the end of 2011 through the first six months of 2012.

Raiders get away POLICE are investigating two hold-ups in Malaga and Marbella. The first, in the Pedregalejo area of Malaga, involved an armed man who stole cash from the till at a tobacconist. The second occurred at the Banco Popular in Las Chapas, Marbella. Two men forced their way in and demanded staff open the safe. They got away with more than €10,000.

Blinded in attack THE family of a man whose eyes were gouged out by another patient in a Malaga psychiatric ward is to demand compensation. As well as losing his sight, the man suffered a brain haemorrhage due to the injuries he sustained at the hands of his roommate at Malaga University Hospital. The attacker, 30, may not be charged due to his mental disease, so the family will sue the health service as well as taking the case to criminal court.


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Recycling plant leaves bad smell MALAGA Public Prosecutor’s Office has accepted a complaint from residents at Calanova Golf Urbanisation in Mijas regarding bad smells. There is a waste recycling plant in the area, reportedly without a licence. The council said the company requested the licence in 2002, but was not informed until last December that they had permission to treat sludge from local sewage plants. The local councillor for Urban Development and Industry, Manuel Navarro, said that the plant did have a permit to treat vegetable and sand waste. He blamed the former Socialist team in office for allowing the plant to treat sludge for the past 10 years and said it would be the previous team who had to give explanations to the public prosecutor’s office.

Strike plan for ICU NURSING staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga may go on strike. They say their situation has been untenable since October due to lack of staff. This, their union says, has led to an overload of daily work.

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Under-the-bridge man shrouded in mystery By Dilip Kuner AN air of mystery hangs over a man living under a bridge and unnoticed by thousands of motorists daily on a nearby busy main road. For the slightly-built man ‘in his 40s’ will reveal little, though his name is Miguel, and he chooses his under-a-bridge life because he likes life ‘in the fresh air’. What work did he do before he took to life in the open? “That’s all in the past,” he says. “What matters is the present. “I have lived under this bridge for a year, in all weathers. I like the open air. I am my own man and can do what I want. “No-one bothers me.” Miguel lived in nearby Fuengirola for three years before that. What about family? A mystery. He’s not saying. Miguel talks with disarming calmness when briefly revealing he grew up in Cordoba, later spent

Waiting longer WAITING LISTS for patients suffering from less serious ailments are getting longer as staff cutbacks mean priority is given to urgent and lifethreatening cases.

Referee called AN arbitrator has been called upon to decide on the conflict between Malaga’s Limasa cleaning company and its workers regarding holidays and weekend staff cover. HOME: Mystery man Miguel lives under a bridge. years in Cataluña, and then lived in England, France and Russia. What did he do there? Another mystery. He’s not saying. What is clear is that home is

‘One-armed’ bandits SEVEN people have been arrested for tampering with slot machines to steal the money they contained. The group, based in Malaga and Sevilla, played professionally throughout Spain and tampered with the games machines by introducing metal rods into the money slots or drilling into them at a specific point. They also put in €20 notes which had been prepared with plastic reinforcements to which they tied cotton so they could pull them back out when the game was over. A small but powerful computer was used to destroy the programme they used once the slot machine was opened to erase all evidence of it having been tampered with.


HAUL: Equipment used by gang. Amongst other things, Guardia Civil seized €2,200. The group allegedly purchased slot machines so that they could study them to discover their safety mechanisms and how to obtain prizes.

now a few square metres of sheltered space under a wellhidden motorway bridge near a five-metre drop on to the AP7 toll road on the edge of the Mijas to Fuengirola road. He survives through the generosity of strangers, with local residents living not far from the Lew Hoad Tennis Club often dropping off food and essentials. “I don’t need much. Sometimes they bring too much,” he says. “If they have children, I say give them the food, they need it more than I do.” Miguel passes his days in and around his shelter, out of view of buses heading up to Mijas Pueblo, a year-round tourist attraction for millions on the Costa del Sol. Often spotted by locals out and about, he likes “going for walks, and thinking about this and that. “I have everything I want or need. People are very kind.” How long will home remain under the bridge? Another mystery. Miguel is not saying!

Cultural use SEVERAL companies have shown their interest in converting the ruined Astoria and Victoria cinemas in Malaga into a new building for cultural uses.

Wall down WORK has begun to knock down and move a surrounding wall at the Marbella villa of Antonio Banderas so that it comes within urban planning laws.

Family upset A RONDA family report that they were humiliated at a local hospital when they questioned the release of an elderly relative who lives in a town where there is no health centre.

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THE investigation into the theft of 250 kilos of cocaine from a police storage unit at Malaga Port in November 2011 is at a standstill. The storage unit remains at the port and there are no official plans to move it. However, Government Sub-Delegate in Malaga Jorge Hernandez Mollar says that his department is ‘on top of it’. Police suspect the thieves who took the cocaine had inside information. They took a small amount of heroin, but ignored hashish. The police are sure that ‘someone inside’ told the thieves that the security systems failed every weekend and

were not repaired until Monday. Local Police forces complained about the lack of surveillance at the facilities, which has since been increased. The intruders allegedly switched off alarms and cameras on Saturday night and were able to work undisturbed for the rest of the weekend. The crime was not discovered until 7am on the Monday when the guard arrived for work. A burned-out van allegedly used to carry the drugs was found in Malaga. A meeting was held this week to set plans for destroying drugs sooner and preventing them from mounting up at storage facilities.

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Newborn dropped THE parents of a baby who was injured when dropped at birth are suing the Andalucian Health Service. The baby girl sustained brain trauma and bruises when she was dropped, allegedly due to a lack of co-ordination between the gynaecologist and the matron present at the birth at Malaga University Hospital. According to the Malaga Patients Ombudsman, the accident occurred in

January. The matron was pressing on the mother’s stomach and getting the baby out when the gynaecologist turned to get some forceps. The baby hit its head on metal items on the floor and the umbilical cord broke. The newborn had to remain in hospital for 16 days, five of them in the Intensive Care Unit, requiring constant healthcare. The hospital has since apologised.

All complaints go to Dublin A COURT in Malaga has confirmed that the fiscal address of Ryanair is in Dublin. This means that according to EU law, all documents directed to the company, including legal documents, should be sent to this address. This comes after the low-cost airline requested that a court annul a complaint from a Malaga passenger who wanted to

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Stolen drugs probe stalls


VERDICT: Court rules Malaga Airport’s Ryanair checkin desk is not the place to hand in legal documents. hand documents in at the check-in desk in Malaga. The staff there refused to take them and the court

has ruled that the checkin desk is not a valid place to hand in legal documents.

Property embargo scam LOCAL businessman Cristobal Peñarroya is facing three years in prison accused of an embargo scam to pay less for a property. He and three others are accused of attempting to defraud the property owner. Peñarroya was President of the Residents’ Community and allegedly instigated plans to take the owner to court over unpaid bills. The owner paid them, unaware of the court case because the concierge had allegedly hidden the summons. The court was not informed he had paid until two months later. The property was embargoed and auctioned. One of the firms which bid for it belonged to Peñarroya.


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Costly services THE Socialist Party in Marbella has complained that the company hired to transport councillors this year offers private jets. The opposition has said the situation is “surreal” and demanded that Mayor Angeles Muñoz explain which councillors need private jets and minibuses. The company offers several luxuries, which bring up the price paid for their services to €65,000. The ruling conservative Partido Popular says the contract will provide the transport the council needs.

Child rescued by dad A CHILD of four was rescued uninjured by her father when she became trapped in a house fire in Loma Real, Estepona.

The fire broke out in the kitchen and he got out, but then returned to get his daughter from her bedroom after he was alerted by

another person. The rest of the building was evacuated and firemen extinguished the blaze within minutes.

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WELL DONE: Bruno Filippone congratulates the children.

THE First Costa del Sol iAnswer Da Bruno Interschool Quiz took place at the Andalucia Lab in Marbella. One hundred and forty children from the Aloha International College,

Arsenal ready for war THE Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man jailed after military weapons and explosives were found in his home. He had been sentenced to five and a half years in prison by Malaga Provincial Court, but he appealed

claiming his rights had been violated, and also that other people used the house. Following the violent death of a man in Fuengirola in 2010, the house that the accused had been renting for several months in Coin was

searched on suspicion that he owned weapons. Guardia Civil found electronic detonators, pyrotechnic devices, explosives, cartridges and hand grenades from the former Yugoslavia, in perfect condition and ready for use.

Swans School, Benalmadena International College, MIT Malaga, Colegio Alboran, English International College and Sunny View School, aged 11 and 12, took part. The aim of the competition is to promote learning and improve efficiency in education at international schools on the Costa del Sol. The winning team was Aloha International College and of the individual category Benalmadena International College. All received prizes from Bruno Filippone of Da Bruno’s.

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False report THE Manilva Councillor for Tourism, Emilio Lopez, has been sentenced to pay €8,000 to former mayor Pedro Tirado for circulating false news about him.

Wrong place A MAN, 33, was arrested in Malaga for violating a restraining order. He was singing and playing the guitar with others in the street when he was identified.

Rental price THE price of property rental fell by 0.2 per cent in Malaga in January. The average price for rental in Andalucia is €6.18 per square metre.


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Last minute reprieve THE demolition of a house in Puerto de la Torre, Malaga, was postponed at the last minute when its owners

refused to leave. The local Urban Planning Department had to delay the demolition of the house which

had been illegally built on nonurban land. The members of the department and the Local Police need a court order to remove the occupants. This will take several days, during which the family will attempt to find a focus on promoting Malaga in solution. The demolition Iran and that there is great order was given in 2010. potential for cooperation. The owner confesses that Other sectors which they could he knew he was building in enter are industry, building, an area where it was illegal energy and auto-mobile. The but hopes to benefit from a construction sector in Iran is Junta de Andalucia decree important as the government has regarding illegal homes promised to build one million which was approved last homes per year. year.

Iran welcomes local companies SPRUCE UP: Locals asked to paint their houses for Easter.

Smartening up Marbella WORK is being carried out in the centre of Marbella to improve the appearance of the area ready for Easter week. Local residents and business owners are asked to collaborate as the measures are hoped to attract more visitors. They have been asked to decorate balconies with typical local flowers and paint the front of their houses.

TOURISM is the main potential sector for Malaga companies in Iran. The Malaga Chamber of Commerce has organised a commercial trip to Iran for seven local companies next month. The Ambassador to Iran in Spain held a meeting with the companies. He said they could

Field hospital set up in school A ‘HOSPITAL’ will be set up at a high school in Camas, Sevilla, to take care of teachers who fall ill so they do not lose pay. A spokesperson for the teachers said this came in response to cutbacks and the ‘lack of protection’ from education authorities. They claim they are forced to go to work when ill or lose money.

Infirm teachers will be picked up and treated at the ‘field hospital’ in the teachers’ lounge. Any teacher who has a common illness or suffers a non-work-related accident and is put on sick leave suffers a 50 per cent pay cut for the first three days and a 25 per cent cut from then until the 20th day.


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Stories making headlines from Gibraltar

Bullying on the increase CHILDLINE Gibraltar claims the Rock has seen an increase in bullying between children since 2010. It occurs mainly via mobile phones.

On the run A TEAM from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment is raising money for a charity that provides care for children in hospital in Rabat, Morocco, by running.

No culling CULLING of Gibraltar’s Barbary Ape population is “off the table” the Ministry for Environment told the local press.


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Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Charge threat in meat scandal DAVID CAMERON has said those responsible for passing off horsemeat as beef could face criminal charges. The scandal continues to shock the nation as new cases are exposed.

Choir arrest A PAEDOPHILE was allowed to continue working with children

after his arrest for sexual abuse claims. The 68-year-old Durham choirmaster continued to work with members of a choir during the investigation into his alleged abuse.

Police taunt A CRIMINAL was arrested after posting a string of videos of himself breaking the law in a bid to taunt police. The photos of the 24-year-old man from Wales included one of him urinating on a police car.

German lasagne AUTHORITIES were investigating whether a shipment of frozen lasagne contained horsemeat, following a tip-off. It is Germany’s first suspected case of horsemeat in a product labelled as beef.

Gay refuge SAME-SEX couples are choosing to live in Germany, because it’s one of just 16 countries in the world which grant rights to same-sex partners for legal immigration purposes.

AN investigation into a leaked photo of Jon Venables, the murderer of James Bulger, is under way after the photo was reported to be circulating on the social networking site Twitter.

Outback find A BRITISH teenager who went missing in the Australian outback has

GERMAN PRESS Stories making headlines from Germany

Muslim plan MUSLIM plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque are generating controversy across Germany. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the country.

Pulling out GERMAN do-it-yourself chain

RUSSIAN PRESS Safe haven RUSSIA is offering the hope of a secure future to a significant number of Egypt’s Coptic Christian population.

Gun trade MILITARY hardware and light weapons are still being supplied to the governments of Syria and Mali as Russia expands arms’ sales.

Oil deal IRAN’S Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi boosted ties by

Gold value keeps rising.

Praktiker AG is closing its stores in Turkey and withdrawing from the country after failing to sell the nine stores it operates there.

Helping hand VIETNAM’S Ha Long Bay is known for its breathtaking beauty. Environmental awareness campaigns and a German project are helping to preserve that beauty

Gold prices RUSSIA and Kazakhstan expanded their gold holdings, seeking to diversify their reserves as the metal’s value rose for the 12th year in a row.

Serious neglect

Neo Nazis

Royal storm

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Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Friendly face

Off the shelf

SWEDEN - According to a recent survey, Swedes are friendlier than Britons despite their reputation for being aloof.

SWEDEN - Stores are removing all products made by Comigel, the French firm that produced the Findus lasagne sold in the UK found to contain 100 per cent horsemeat.

Talk down

YOUTUBE is challenging Russia’s right to block its service. The firm has launched an appeal against the banning of a video that apparently showed how to put on Halloween make-up.

NORWAY - Two years ago, Norwegians’ English skills were ranked highest in the world amongst countries whose first language is not English. Now Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Finland are ahead.

Rules flaunted

Child shortage

A SIX-YEAR enquiry into an explosion at the Ulyanovskaya coal mine in Western Siberia on March 19, 2007, killing 110, reports the accident was caused by violations of safety rules.

DENMARK - Fewer women of childbearing age, couples waiting longer to start families, and low sperm quality in Danish men means that low birth rates are ‘approaching epidemic’ levels.

Ban challenge

been found alive. The 18-year-old from London had not returned to his Queensland accommodation after going out for a run.

THIRTEEN nurses are facing the sack and being banned from work after an investigation into from the pollution of tourism and serious neglect allegamining. tions at a hospital in Stafford, where 1,200 people died in three years. RIGHT-WING extremists group the ‘Immortals’ are wearing masks and posting videos on YouTube to attract young new PHOTOS of supporters. pregnant Kate Middleton in a bikini on a public beach in Mustique have been BERLIN ZOO’S famous polar published in an Italian bear Knut, who died two years magazine, causing an ago, will be stuffed and put on outcry from the Royal display at the city’s natural history Family. museum until March 15.

Stories making headlines from Russia

signing a deal with the Russian Energy Minister for more cooperation in oil and gas exploration.

HORSEMEAT SCANDAL: Cameron on the case.

Photo leak

Top names NORWAY Nora and Lucas were the most popular first names in Norway in 2012. Both have been in the Top 10 for the last 12 and five years respectively. Not enough births.

Food trail

DENMARK - Flexi Food Ltd, a meat distributor in the United Kingdom owned by the Danish firm Flexi Food Holding ApS, is suspected by British food authorities of selling horsemeat.


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Family accused of 60 burglaries SIX members of a family accused of burglaries in Malaga, Almeria and Murcia have been arrested. The Romanian family was based in Vicar, Almeria, and had allegedly committed at least 60 robberies by obtaining information from two members, a plumber and a locksmith, National Police report.

Police say this also gave them access to copies of keys of the houses they planned to enter. If they didn’t have keys, they would enter via balconies wearing overalls and carrying tools. They were caught when allegedly attempting to break into a house in Almeria and 300 stolen items have been recovered.

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Pensioner left to die A MAN was arrested in Puerto Real, Cadiz, for allegedly killing an elderly man, aged 77, in a collision. Guardia Civil were patrolling the A-4 motorway when they found the victim injured at the side of the road.

A search was mounted to find the culprit, while the victim died in the ambulance on the way to hospital. It was later found the driver had gone home and called the police to ask about a “matter regarding traffic circul-

ation in Puerto Real.” They told him there had been an accident and called him to the station where he passed alcohol and drugs tests. However, damage to his vehicle coincided with parts found at the scene.

STEW POT: 3,000 servings were handed out.

A right old stew pot MORE than 15,000 people were expected to attend the ‘Fiesta de la Matanza’ in Ardales. This was the 17th edition of the event, which was declared by the provincial government of Unique Tourist Interest and which celebrated the tradition of pig slaughtering. Visitors could expect to find a variety of locally made traditional dishes produced with pork as well as local wine. Some 3,000 servings of a huge pork stew cooked on a wood fire were handed out. It contained 500 kilos of meat, 100 kilos of onions, 20 kilos of garlic, 25 kilos of peppers and 30 kilos of tomatoes, as well as locally picked herbs.

Sea prairies exhibition UNTIL tomorrow (Friday) the Posidonia 100% Mediterranea exhibition can be seen in Hospital Noble, Malaga. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the ecological importance of conserving marine grasses along the Andalucian coast. Posidonia oceanica (commonly known as Neptune Grass) is a seagrass species with roots, leaves and flowers that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. The ‘prairie’ runs from Punta Cullera, between Malaga and Cadiz, to the Dardanelles between Europe and Asia. It is the

habitat of more than 400 plants and 1,000 animals. It also cleans the sea water, oxygenating it and protecting the beaches. In the past 30 years, the number of posidonia prairies has been reduced by half due to contamination, illegal fishing and work carried out along the coast. The Life Project was launched in 2011 in order to protect them. The exhibition has visited Estepona and Marbella, and after Malaga will travel to Mijas and Benalmadena. It is open from 10am to 4pm and from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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A day for everything Welsh

THE Welsh Society’s St David’s Day celebrations will be held on March 1 in Plaza de la Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel between 1pm and 8pm. There will be some of the best entertainers on the Costa del Sol performing on stage, and a number of acts from Wales. They include Ricky Lavazza, Stephen Lloyd Morgan, KT Peters, Cath John, Jason Oliver, Mario Ross, Laura Elen, Richard Martin, Alexandra Avery, Wayne Michaels, Lenny Dee, Gareth Brennan, Zumba with Nicky and Gavin and Stacey, plus Tom Jones and Shirley

Bassey tributes. There will also be Welsh delicacies available, together with all manner of things Welsh. The Welsh Society is raising money to support Down’s Syndrome charities. Last year it raised more than €1,000 which was divided between a Down’s Syndrome School in Benalmadena, and a Down’s Syndrome support group based in South Wales. This year members are hoping to increase the amount raised, while raising the profile of the Society. More information: Debbie Benham 626 292 707.


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Family camped outside hospital ST DAVID’S: Last year’s celebrations.


A COUPLE is camping outside a hospital in Granada waiting for an operation on their daughter, who has cancer. The 28-year-old mother-of-four is from El Puerto de Santa Maria in Cadiz. She was admitted to the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada late last month for a complicated operation, which still hasn’t

been carried out. In the meantime, her parents, her uncle and aunt, and her husband are living in a lorry just metres from the hospital, taking turns to be with her. Her cancer has spread to her liver, kidney and the vena cava, which needs to be reconstructed so blood can get to her heart. However, she has a blood infection TEATINOS which has to be cured CAMPUS: Plenty of before she can get the free parking, but transfusions she will need during the for how long? operation. Locals have given her family food, although they have also had some altercations with students in the area. They are not allowed to park elsewhere. Most of them are unemployed and cannot afford to seek alternative accommodation. Social Services BIKE users are asking that drivers be made to pay to park at doesn’t have enough Malaga University. room at shelters, and The Ruedas Redondas (Round Wheels) Association says that the space that is people who decide to cycle to the Teatinos campus are in a available meant the minority. To increase bicycle use members suggest doing away family would have to with free parking in the area outside the Faculty of Law. split up. They are This month, they are carrying out a campaign to inform and hoping someone will encourage people about using bikes and will demand that offer them shelter until Malaga’s cycle lanes go as far as the campus. they can all go home.

Campaign to promote bikes


Well water WORK will start next month to sink another well in Archidona to provide drinking water for the town in order to avoid shortages.

Testing time NIGHT circulation tests have begun on Line 1 of the Malaga Metro which links Andalucia Tech and La Malagueta above ground.

Repair work THE Education Councillor in Fuengirola, Carmen Diaz, complained that they have been asking the Junta de Andalucia to repair the Sohail School since 2005.

No fix THE Junta de Andalucia says there is no budget to improve the existing road between Marbella and Ronda beyond its normal upkeep.


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No arrest for family who were caught stealing metal A WOMAN and her son were caught stealing metal from a municipal warehouse in La Cala de Mijas. However, they could not be arrested as what they had stolen was worth less than €400.


Ex arrest A MAN, 47, was arrested in Calahonda, Mijas, for violating a restraining order. The police were called to the scene due to an unrelated incident and saw the detainee trying to get into a house against the will of the occupants. They found his ex-wife lived there.

Malaga robberies A MAN, 24, was arrested for allegedly committing eight robberies in houses, a hotel and three bars in Malaga city. The investigation began following a break-in at a local high school. Police were later called to a bar where a robbery was underway and recognised the perpetrator as the intruder at the high school.

Pricey calls EIGHT people were arrested in Malaga for making false offers of work to men as gigolos and escorts. Candidates were told to call numbers from which they would obtain information about the services required of them. However, they were premium rates numbers with which the

Speeding fine A MAN has been fined €1,800 for driving at 130kph in an area limited to 50kph in Malaga. He will also lose his licence for a year.

A MAN, 48, has been sentenced to six years in prison as a military weapon, an automatic Zagi M91 gun, was found in his Malaga home in March last year.

TWO men have been sentenced to six months in prison for attempting to steal refrigerator motors from a recycling area in Alora in May 2008. They were caught in the act. Their appeal failed.

A MAN is on trial in Malaga Provincial Court for allegedly attempting to bribe the Local Police officers who arrested him in Puerto Banus in 2008. He was carrying €360,000 at the time and attempted to attack the officers.


Gun find

Motor theft

Bribe failed

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Cocaine man

SEIZED: Drugs and items used in the cultivation of cannabis.

Marihuana seized from houses SIXTY kilos of marihuana ready for sale and 967 plants were found in six houses in Vizcaya. National Police arrested five people, all Spanish, and seized weapons, ammunition, cash and items used in the cultivation of

Fake police A MAN, 32, was arrested in Malaga for pretending to be a policeman and demanding €10 from a youth. He showed a badge to three youths and asked them for ID. When one said he was not carrying it, the man threatened to arrest him, or said he could accompany him to a nearby bar and give him €10 to avoid arrest. The youths accepted, but then informed the Local Police who arrived at the bar and found the suspect, who was carrying a professional fishing licence belonging to a relative. detainees obtained more than €150,000.

Clean getaway TWO men were arrested in Nerja for allegedly committing robberies in supermarkets and pharmacies along the Costa del Sol.

cannabis. The investigation began after they were tipped off that a group dedicated to growing and selling marihuana had set up in the area. They had been operating for approximately 18 months.

One would take objects, hiding them under his clothes and leaving the alarms on the floor, while the other waited in a getaway car outside. They mainly stole cosmetics, hygiene products and chocolates Guardia Civil reported.

Text trick A MAN, 23, was arrested for tricking students into paying for a text message service. He sent a false survey to Malaga University students claiming they could win free registration. However, by providing their details, some 4,000 victims unknowingly subscribed to a Premium SMS service.

Inside job THREE people were arrested for their alleged involvement in several burglaries in the Serrania de Ronda area in which €13,000 worth of jewellery was stolen. There was no sign of forced entry, which made Guardia Civil suspect people close to the victims. The goods were sold at pawn shops in

A MAN was arrested at Malaga Airport after almost 900 grammes of cocaine were found in his body. He had flown in from Brazil via Lisbon in Portugal.

3 arrested

the same towns where they were stolen.

THREE people were arrested within four days after a burglary was committed in Torremolinos. One was accused of receiving stolen goods.

Jewel thieves

Copper theft

THREE people were arrested for allegedly stealing gold items worth €11,000 from a jeweller in Alozaina in September last year. A fourth person, who worked in a jewellery shop in Marbella, was arrested for receiving the stolen goods. They pretended to be clients and arranged a meeting with the jeweller but then attacked him with a knife and fled in a car.

TWO people were arrested for their alleged involvement in 29 robberies of copper pipes and wiring as well as electrical equipment from empty houses in the western Costa del Sol area.

Axe attack

Not funny

A MAN was arrested in Casarabonela, accused of hitting his brother, 52, in the head with an axe. The Guardia Civil report that there had been problems between them for years and the attacker recently appeared at the victim’s home and they had an argument. The victim was taken by a neighbour to the local health centre and then transferred to Malaga University Hospital. The injuries were not serious.

THE Association for the Mentally Handicapped in Antequera and Region has reported to the National Police that a joke containing an image of one of its members is being circulated on social networking sites.

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Cracking up is no laughing matter

News from our editions

PARENTS are concerned after cracks appeared in the Nou Paternina school at Calpe, which was built four years ago. They also complain that a corridor connecting classrooms has an open lattice which lets in the wind and rain.

More popular MORE than 94 per cent of tourists would return to Benidorm, says a Department of Tourism report. Tourism continues to drive the local economy with nearly all holidaymakers wanting to make a return trip.

Forest fires FIREFIGHTERS have been called to eight forest fires in the Planes and Beniarres areas in just two weeks. The blazes were set legally on farmland but spread out of control by high winds.

Equine fever THOUSANDS of horse-lovers are heading to Oliva Nova for the second Mediterranean Equestrian Tour. Top international show-jumpers, including Peter Charles from Great Britain and world champion Philippe Lejeune, will be competing at the event.

Food fair BENISSA is hosting a gastronomy fair from March 1 to 10 when various bars and restaurants will be cooking up treats for food-lovers. Special events will include wine-tasting and a cocktail show.


Record year THE Almanzora Valley produced almost half of all the fruit and vegetables exported from Andalucia last year, 9.2 per cent up on 2011.

Quarry tragedy A 33-YEAR-OLD local resident has been crushed by stone in a mine near Fines. Emergency services were unable to revive him at the scene and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Rustlers caught The Guardia Civil have caught the gang responsible for the theft of 134 pigs. The thieves are accused of 10 different offences which began last November and were carried out in the region around Huércal Overa.

Benidorm in the top four BENIDORM is still the fourth most popular destination for Spanish tourists. Benidorm Hotels Association HOSBEC said the resort remains the undisputed leader in Valencia Province with more than 10 million overnight stays by Spanish visitors

Flamenco legend dies A KEY figure in the nation’s flamenco society, Almeria-born Diaz Benete, has died aged 89.

Students stay home ONLY 604 students in the Almeria region have applied for the 959 government assisted places at universities outside Spain.

last year. Only Madrid, Barcelona and San Bartolome de Tirajana in Gran Canaria are more popular. Figures also show that two-thirds of hotel bookings by Spanish visitors are for rooms in Benidorm and other Costa Blanca resorts.

square-metre sports complex, El Clot, next month.

Car scam POLICE have arrested four men accused of operating a car scam, selling luxury cars through the internet which were never delivered to buyers. Complaints were received in Murcia and Barcelona.



Rafal winners

Cleaning up

THE campaign ‘From Rafal with love’ organised by local businesses in the town saw more than 4,000 entries and over €1,000 in prizes being handed out to winners.

MAYOR of Torre del Mar Emilio Martín has announced that the first phase of work to tidy up the neighbourhood has begun. The second phase could commence before summer.

Breath tests

Shorter contracts

A WEEKEND crackdown on drink-driving across Murcia Province saw police conduct 2,326 breath tests, of which 109 were positive.

FRIGILIANA has decided to cut temporary work contracts from three months to one-and-a-half to give the 150 registered unemployed in the town more opportunity to work.

Romantic prize TEN couples, prize-winners in the ‘Fall in love with Torrevieja’ campaign, were treated to dinner after watching the Tribute to U2 show in the town.

Tight squeeze A NICHE in Motril’s cemetery was too narrow for the coffin to fit inside so a bigger one nearby had to be used instead.

El Clot to open

Tragic memorial

ELCHE’S Miguel Hernández University (UMH) will open the doors of its 26,000

A MONUMENT has been erected in Salobreña to remember the 20,000

victims of the Spanish lost their lives while what is today known motorway between Almeria.

Civil War who fleeing along as the N-340 Malaga and

Council request NERJA COUNCIL has approved a motion to ask the Junta de Andalucia to commence construction of the new health centre and install a lift in the existing one.


53 families out SINCE January, 53 homeowners have been evicted from their properties in Palma along with 38 people who rent property, according to this week’s figures collated by the Balearic Justice Department.

Pot in Pilarlí AFTER a co-ordinated effort by the Mallorcan drug enforcement agency and Local and National Police, officers seized 300 marijuana plants at a farmhouse located in Es Pilarlí on the outskirts of Palma.

Flood of CVs SOON-TO-OPEN home improvement super store Bauhaus has received 4,000 job applications in less than a month of advertising the various vacancies.

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Shooting the messenger MALAGA Council has suspended the second-incommand of its Local Police force due to reports considered to be damaging to the local council. Jose Berruezo, who has been superintendant for 20 years, carried out the internal report about a private citizen who had an authentic Malaga Local Police ID card since the 90s. The report, sent to the public prosecutor, suggested the involvement of the mayor at the time, Celia Villalobos, and Local Police Chief Pascual Sanchez.

Sardine U-turn MIJAS Town Hall has gone back on its decision to ban the use of cane or wood to prepare traditional sardine brochettes. A communiqué from the council stipulated the fish brochettes must be prepared on metal skewers at beach restaurants. They now say it is merely a recommendation, as it is more hygienic, but using canes is traditional.

175 pensioners left stranded at airport A GROUP of 175 pensioners from Barcelona was stranded in Huelva after Orbest Airlines closed down. The group, all over 70, went on

an IMSERSO state-subsidised tour for the elderly to the Doñana Natural Park. Many of them have mobility problems or need

medicines. They were due to fly back from Sevilla on Monday on a flight operated by Orbest Airlines which has announced its closure. They spent all afternoon and part of the night at Sevilla Airport until they were taken back to Matalascañas and put in a hotel. All they have been told is that they will be returned home as soon as possible. At the time of going to press, they were still waiting.

BALLET FUSION: Vanesa and Manuel mix ballet and flamenco.

Dance fusion in Malaga

BALLET returned to the Echegaray Theatre in Malaga with the performances of Extra-bio and Decisions. Extra-bio is formed by Vanesa Aibar from Jaen and Manuel Roldan from Malaga, who mix classical flamenco with ballet. Decision is a performance which mixes classical ballet with break dancing from David Segura and Pepa Martin.

Muelle Uno demands €7 million pay off THE promoter of the Muelle Uno commercial centre in Malaga Port is demanding €7 million from the Port Authorities for disallowing a planned Carrefour supermarket. A contentious administrative case

against the port authorities is still underway as Muelle Uno, of which Myramar, Edipsa and Unicaja are all part, wants a pay off for the losses caused by the prevention of the project. The company has also asked for the

€800,000 per year rent they pay to occupy the area to be renegotiated, but the port won’t agree unless the case is dropped. Muelle Uno claims that it is suffering considerable losses with the commercial area.

Roca’s hotel approval THE court trying the Malaya case has approved a Carrefour shopping centre at Los Alcazares Hotel in Murcia, owned by Juan Antonio Roca. Roca’s legal administrator requested confirmation of a rental contract for a 460m2 unit on the ground floor of the hotel. Roca has been in prison for nearly seven years, and has been sentenced to almost 11 years for two separate cases. Once he is sentenced in the Malaya case, he will still have another pending.







Pique and Shakira called ‘irresponsible’

SHAKIRA: Think again.

VICTIMS of traffic accidents have said Gerard Pique and Shakira are “irresponsible” for not putting their baby in a child seat in their car. The Spinal Cord Injury Research Group made the statement after seeing the footballer

with the baby in his arms in a baby sling in the front seat while singer Shakira was driving following a football match. The association pointed out the damage the baby could suffer in case of an accident, independently of whether or not his father

was using a seatbelt. In the photo, which was posted on social networking sites, he does not appear to be wearing one. They have asked Pique and Shakira to take measures to protect their baby in the car and set an example to other parents.

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Unpaid attendants MALAGA City Hall will fine associations for the disabled who fail to pay their members who work as car park attendants. This is thanks to a new agreement which will be signed in April. Of the five associations with members working in Malaga, at least two are having problems.

Cancel the debt MORE than 25,000 signatures have been collected to ask that Endesa cancels the debt of Los Angeles Care Home in Malaga. In 2009, Endesa told the care home it owed more than €200,000 and, until a payment plan was agreed, had threatened to embargo their grants.

Judges revolting JUDGES throughout Spain were called to join the second legal strike of Spain’s democratic era. In Spain, 5,100 judges and 2,300 prosecutors were called to strike against the policies of the Ministry of Justice led by Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. Their main complaints are about work conditions and reformation of the General Council.

Salary revealed MALAGA Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has revealed his salary on the city hall website. His total earnings amount to €89,574.70 gross per year, which includes what he earns as a senator and for attending council meetings. The salaries of the rest of the Malaga council team had already been available.


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LIKE many loving husbands, Barack Obama took his wife out to dinner on February 14. And the eatery he chose for their St Valentine’s Day tryst was the Minibar Restaurant in Washington whose owner-chef, Jose

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Romantic Obamas go Spanish Andres, is Spanish. “Mr President, don’t forget Spain,” Andres said to Obama as he and the First Lady left his restaurant after their meal.

Born in Asturias and raised in Barcelona, Jose Andres has spent the last 15 years in the US. Jaleo, another of his restaurants, which is also

in Washington, is acclaimed as the first tapas restaurant to enjoy both commercial success and praise from food critics.

Medical mistake THE Catalan Health Service will pay more than €800,000 to a woman who had all her fingers and toes amputated due to error. The 58-year-old woman was admitted for an operation for gallstones at the Santa Tecla Hospital in Tarragona in July 2011. During the operation an internal organ was damaged but doctors failed to act. She suffered an infection and was given norepinephrine to save her life. But the infection spread to her fingers and toes.

€55,000 damage AN unknown person damaged an art exhibit worth €55,000 at the ARCO contemporary art show in Madrid. The sculpture ‘Practices to suck the world’ by Bernardi Roig was at Max Estrella’s stand and was knocked over and broken. No-one has claimed responsibility for what is believed to have been an accident. Those in charge of the stand were dealing with collectors when they heard a loud bang and found the work on the floor.


ON LOCATION: The empty Madrid hospital costs €875,000 a year.

Film-set hospital is expensive flop

AN empty Madrid hospital used only for filming costs an annual €875,000 in upkeep. When the Puerta de Hierro Hospital was moved to a new building in upmarket Majadahonda in 2008, Madrid’s regional government had planned to use the former installation as a hospice. The onset of the economic crisis prevented the regional government from embarking on the project, explained the Health Department. Meanwhile, maintaining the hospital has absorbed €897,000 of each annual Madrid Community budget. Municipal taxes account for 60 per

cent of this amount while the remainder goes on security and maintenance, said Regional Health Chief Javier Fernandez-Lasquetty. The hospital has been hired by 25 film units since 2010. Productions include the popular television series Cuentame, the film Intruders and a videoclip for the Maldita Nerea group. But earnings have not compensated for outgoings as the regional government has received fees of only €101,614 in all this time. The sums raised are donated to the Biomedical Investigation Foundation at the Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda Hospital, Lasquetty explained.

Andres, who now owns 12 restaurants, has also been credited with introducing Americans to traditional and modern Spanish food and helping to create the Spanish ‘food boom’ in the United States.


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Juan Carlos third longest in power KING JUAN CARLOS I of Spain has had the thirdlongest term in office in three centuries. Only Felipe V in the 18th century and the dictator General Francisco Franco in the 20th were longer in power during the last 300 years, according to the recently-published ‘Sinopsis de la Historia de España’ by Jose Antonio Carmona Guillen. By last Sunday, the king had been on the throne for 13,603 days and within 691 days - 23 months - will overtake Franco, who named Juan Carlos his successor in 1969. Juan Carlos will require considerably longer to outstrip Felipe V, the first Bourbon monarch, who reigned for 16,456 days between 1700 and 1746, according to Carmona’s calculations.

Spanish wife on US porn killing charge A SPANISH woman has been arrested in Pennsylvania (USA) for

allegedly killing her husband after she caught him watching porn.

The woman has been remanded in custody for allegedly stabbing her husband, former basketball player Matthew White, to death, in their home while he slept. She claimed she saw him watching a porn video with ‘young girls’ in it, went to the kitchen for a knife and stabbed him in the neck. A neighbour alerted CORVERA AIRPORT: The €266m project still not open one year on. the police and she was found driving the family car. She has been charged with first degree murder for THE airports of Castellon, Ciudad Real and Huesca have a worthy rival in killing White, who Murcia. The first has never seen an aircraft and the other two are closed while formerly played for Corvera Airport - the ‘International Airport of the Murcia Region’ - has yet to CB Valladolid. be opened. The €266 million project was finished a year ago.

Another white elephant

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Nuclear authority gets tough GAROÑA nuclear power station closed last year but must still observe all regulations. The Santa Maria de Garoña installation in Valle de Tobalina is the oldest nuclear plant in Spain and its licence, which expired this year, was due to be extended until 2019. Instead Nuclenor jointly owned by Iberdrola and Endesa - said it was unable to apply for an extension as the plant would not be viable owing to the government’s new energy tax. The plant was disconnected from the national grid last December. Meanwhile, Spain’s Nuclear Security Council (CSN) has ruled that until the Garoña licence expires on July 6, Nuclenor must comply with all directives as though it were still functioning and producing electricity.

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Stat of week Power company Iberdrola reported a net profit of €2,840.7 million last year, 1.3 per cent more than in 2011.





Consumption down prices up Basic product sales dip but takings on the rise FOR the first time in decades, consumption of basic home products has fallen. Sales of food, cleaning items and toiletries experienced a 0.6 per cent dip last year - the economic crisis, a reduction in the immigrant population and rising prices - were cited by market research experts, Nielsen. Although consumption was reduced, Spanish families spent €70,700 million - or 0.6 per cent more - than in

Jobs boost as promise kept TELEFONICA created 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in Spain last year. “At a time when backing Spain looked complicated, that is what we have done,” said Telefonica president Luis Miguel Gilperez. The multinational provided direct employment for 450 people in 2012 as well as work experience for 555 interns through its Talentum programme. The majority will “probably” join the company when their probationary period was over, Gilperez said. Regarding indirect jobs, a call centre that recently opened in Las Palmas would provide employment for approximately 2,000

people over the next two years, the president added. Another 4,000 jobs have been generated by Telefonica’s fibre optic network. The company has taken to heart criticism from users, and intends to reduce outsourcing, Gilperez said. At present, 50 per cent of calls to Telefonica’s customer care centres are answered in Spain. By the end of this year, this should have increased to 100 per cent. Gilperez defended the 2011-2013 redundancy plan for 6,500 Telefonica workers. This had helped the company to increase efficiency, he insisted.

2012. Average price increases of 1.2 per cent were responsible for the apparent anomaly. Packaged food and fresh products were respectively responsible for 41 and 34 per cent of family spending in 2012, Nielsen found. CLEAN UP: Cleaning products account for 14 per cent of family spending.


usiness extra

Peugeot losses PEUGEOT CITROEN reported losses of €5 billion for 2012, its worstever result. It has now built the foundations for recovery with a tough restructuring plan, the carmaker insisted.

Beer bubble HEINEKEN had net profits of €2,949 million, almost double the €1,430 million reported in 2011. Markets in Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific compensated for a weaker European market, Heineken said.

‘Tithe’ keeps church tills filled THE Catholic Church in Spain was once notoriously rich and still manages to get by. Every Spanish income tax declaration has a box that taxpayers tick if they wish 0.7 per cent of their taxes to go to the Church. Although 78.5 per cent of the Spanish say they are Catholics, only 33.4 per cent of them tick that particular box.

This donation was originally 0.5 per cent but was increased in 2006 by the Zapatero government. In return the Church relinquished its annual allocation from the state budget. Years back, the Church announced its intention of becoming selfsufficient but made little progress. For this to be feasible every Catholic in the land would need to pay 50 cents each time they went to Mass.



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Still confused about driving licence medical certificate Q: I AM hoping that you can explain exactly what David Searl meant in his column two weeks ago regarding the medical certificate for driving licences. We have read his answer several times and it You and the remains a puzzle. We have had our medicals Law in Spain By David Searl and carry them with our UK driving licences but David Searl says confusion arises because the certificate says it is valid for three months. We cannot find this anywhere on our certificates. The most worrying thing is that he said if one does not apply for a licence or a renewal within three months, then you may have to get a new certificate. As our driving licences have not expired we have not either applied or renewed them so we really do not understand. Perhaps there is something we have not done. We do not want to change to a Spanish driving licence but is David Searl saying we now need to do this? LM (Costa Blanca) A: No, you do not need to change your UK licence until it expires. Then you must change it for a Spanish licence as you cannot renew your UK licence because you are not resident in the UK. 1. Your medical certificate you carry with your UK licence does not expire in three months. It is valid for 10 years. Unless you are over 70 years of age, in which case it is valid for only two years. 2. Now, if, and only if, you are applying for a Spanish driving licence, or the renewal of one, then the medical certificate is only good for three months. That is, if you do not complete your application within three months, you must obtain a new certificate. 3. It does not matter whether your certificate states it is valid for three months or not. All such documents are valid for only three months, as noted in paragraph 2 above. I hope this helps to clarify the situation. 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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Half of PPI claims are ‘illegitimate’ FORMER CEO of Lloyds, Eric Daniels, said he believed around half of PPI claims were ‘completely illegitimate’. He said false claims were pushing up compensation bills for banks’ mis-selling of payment protection insurance.

£££ AS Derby-based engine-maker Rolls-Royce faces a corruption enquiry, it has appointed a new chairman, Ian Davis. The former


ritish usiness riefs

head of McKinsey, he succeeds Sir Simon Roberston.

£££ BIG SIX energy company EDF said it is selling gas and electricity at a

loss to households and businesses. It claimed a 25 per cent profits rise is down to its nuclear power generation division’s best performance in seven years.

£££ A PROPOSED merger between Britvic and AG Barr has been referred to the Competition Commission. The soft drinks firms have vowed to keep the £1.6 billion (€1.86 billion) deal alive.

Industrial base is absolutely essential for Spanish hopes READERS might recall that in a previous article I set out the idea that, to have a stable and successful future, Spain had to forget the old times of property bubbles and floods of tourists. Instead it should concentrate upon establishing an industrial bedrock to underpin the economy, a manufacturing base to develop, not only full employment, but also a profitmaking ethic capable of financing it. The present level of unemployment in Spain, particularly with that for young people (under 25s) running at more than 51 per cent, should be seen for what it is: the result of successive governments, both Socialist and Conservative, having focused only upon day-today topics leading up to the next election. Problems have been left to fester until they have become almost incurable ulcers in the body politic. This laissez-faire attitude has proven itself to be dangerous, and once confronted and overcome – which must be the case if Spain is to have a viable future – should never be allowed to show its face again. Spain must break away from the old, seductive comfort zones. They have gone; the damage has been done, and future governments must ensure that such short-sighted cupidity never again infests the national mind. Let us imagine for a moment what Spain might come to if nothing is done to correct past mistakes. It is doubtful that the

BAD IDEA: Mechanised megafarms not good news for Spaniards.

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‘property bubble’ would ever be re-inflated, not for a very long time anyway, seeing that just about every square metre of the Mediterranean coastline already lies beneath bricks, mortar and concrete. But suppose some powerful group of international financiers should look upon Spain with a different money-making plan in mind? Instead of apartment blocks and villas, what if they saw the potential for vast profit if the

present co-operatives and privately-owned farms and smallholdings, stretching from Cataluña, through Valencia, Murcia, Castilla la Mancha, into Andalucia and Extremadura, were bought up and turned into huge farming factories? Highly mechanised and with their own transport and storage facilities they might have their own shops and supermarkets, operating throughout Europe and spreading the gospel of low prices. Sounds good, eh? But such vast tracts, planned to maximise profits, would require far fewer people. The others? Well, what would a few more added to the roll of the unemployed matter? Then Spain really would become that which I forecast earlier, that is the food-producing reservoir of low-paid, unskilled labour that highly-developed industrial groups have always required. You think I’m seeing the world, not through rose-tinted glasses but through cobwebs? Well, it has happened in the past, and will again. It occurred in Great Britain as the 19th century Industrial Revolution gathered pace, and in Germany a few years later. The commercial rivalry between these two great powers was the true fuse that set off the conflagration of the Second World War and brought the United States of America into the equation. Now, while 21st century China and India endure their own industrial revolutions, the world teeters.

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FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL As European countries struggle to rebuild their economies and reduce their deficits, many are relying on their wealthier residents to provide more tax revenue. Higher earners are being hit with higher taxes, and governments are also looking for other ways to tax the rich. Besides raising tax rates, governments are taking a closer look at the tax affairs and lifestyles of the wealthy to find those who hide income and wealth from the tax authorities. While this article mainly reviews what the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is doing, other countries are now taking a much stronger stance against tax evaders. HMRC has a specific unit to target wealthier taxpayers. The Affluent Compliance Team was set up in October 2011 with a mandate to collect an extra £586 million by the end of 2015. It brought in £75 million in additional tax by the end of 2012, well ahead of expectations. In January HMRC confirmed that it will recruit another 100 tax inspectors for the Team, taking the total to 300. The remit is also being extended. The Team currently looks at taxpayers with an annual income above £150,000 and wealth between £2.5 million and £20 million. It will now include those with wealth above £1 million. Exchequer secretary, David Gauke, warned: “Dodging tax is immoral,



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Taxman Keeps Eye On The Wealthy by Bill Blevins, Financia l Correspondent, Blevins Franks

illegal and unaffordable and the minority who cheat are increasingly finding that, thanks to the work of the Affluent Team, they have made a big mistake.” The UK is not alone in understanding the benefit of hiring more tax inspectors. The Portuguese government plans to employ 1,000 highly qualified inspectors this year. One of their key jobs will be to assess bank accounts. Back in the UK, in January the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it will increase the number of tax files it handles fivefold, with a view to prosecution. In 2010/11 it secured 200 successful convictions against tax cheats. This increased to 550 the following year, with the conviction rate remaining high at 86%.

HMRC will now refer sufficient cases to the Crown Prosecution Service to enable prosecutions to rise from 165 individuals in 2010/11, to 565 this year and then 1,165 in 2014/15. HMRC has various ways of collecting data. There is a large flow of information these days, internally between different government agencies and globally from exchange of information treaties. It has also received information from stolen bank data. It uses sophisticated data mining techniques to look for anomalies between the income individuals declare and their lifestyle indicators. For example, it can identify people who own overseas property, and then apply risk assessment tools to highlight those who do not appear to be able to afford it. Internet research is proving increasingly useful. HMRC can look for holiday rentals advertised online and people talking about luxury homes and lifestyles on Twitter. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 allows HMRC to authorise its own surveillance requests. It is increasingly examining records of

taxpayers’ emails, text messages, phone calls and websites visited. Last year the tax authority piloted a scheme that used credit reference agencies to cross check people’s declared income against their spending patterns. This identifies individuals whose income and wealth do no match what they have declared. This will now be introduced nationally, and around 2 million people could be scrutinised under the programme. This is likely to target self-employed individuals who under declare their income, but could also target those with hidden offshore accounts or who receive inheritances or bonuses. The UK is not the only country to look at spending habits. It was reported last year that the Spanish tax office had won the right to make El Corte Inglés, Spain’s largest department store and popular with wealthy expatriates, provide account details on their customers who had spent €30,000 or more on their store credit cards over 2006 and 2007. In December HMRC published a document called “Closing in on tax evasion”, outlining its approach to fighting tax evasion and future plans.

The plans include: • Send hundreds of letters challenging people with secret overseas bank accounts to explain their position. • Establish a new centre of excellence on offshore tax evasion and develop a more proactive approach to international engagement to tackle it. • Introduce new data driven tools to help identify affluent individuals who are evading tax, including data from banks on financial transactions. • Seek new data sources to improve ability to spot wealthy tax evaders, including information from overseas and data openly accessible on the internet. No-one wants to pay more tax than necessary, but you should only ever use tax planning arrangements that are legitimate and approved in your country of residence. For advice on effective tax mitigation solutions here in Spain, speak to an experienced advisory firm like Blevins Franks which specialises in tax planning for British expatriates in Spain. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual should take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website




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Most Declined LogMein, Inc. Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. eHealth, Inc. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. IPG Photonics Corporation Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Fuel Tech, Inc. Elbit Imaging Ltd. Icahn Enterprises L.P.

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE Croda International PLC 2515.00 -33.00 Diageo PLC 1923.25 -9.91 Eurasian Nat Resources ... 391.65 -10.90 EVRAZ PLC 284.75 -4.80 Experian PLC 1079.50 -5.29 Fresnillo PLC 1532.00 -19.00 G4S PLC 285.40 0.56 GKN PLC 257.20 0.00 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1470.25 -1.09 Glencore Intnal PLC 390.50 -1.55 Hammerson PLC 495.20 7.80 Hargreaves Lansdown 846.50 -1.50 HSBC Holdings PLC 726.00 -0.40 IMI PLC 1169.00 9.00 Imperial Tobacco Gr PLC 2352.50 35.00 InterContinental Hotels 1999.50 15.00 International Consldtd 223.20 -4.70 Intertek Group PLC 3267.00 -9.00 ITV PLC 120.25 3.28 Johnson Matthey PLC 2274.50 -19.00 Kazakhmys PLC 733.50 -13.50 Kingfisher PLC 270.95 -1.60 Land Securities Grp PLC 837.00 1.50 Legal & General Grp PLC 151.05 -0.20 Lloyds Banking Grp PLC 54.49 -0.18 Marks & Spencer Grp PLC 383.25 -3.96 Meggitt PLC 449.60 -1.70 Melrose Industries PLC 238.40 0.29 National Grid PLC 692.75 10.50 Next PLC 4163.00 -12.00 Old Mutual PLC 197.90 1.32 Pearson PLC 1193.50 9.00 Petrofac Ltd 1634.00 -9.00 Polymetal Intl PLC 1002.00 3.50 Prudential PLC 948.75 3.56 Randgold Resources Ltd 5572.50 -10.00 Reckitt Benckiser Grp 4486.00 7.00 Reed Elsevier PLC 694.25 0.50 Resolution Ltd 261.35 -1.20 REXAM PLC 471.70 2.84 Rio Tinto PLC 3698.00 -35.92 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1008.50 0.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 340.25 -4.03 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2152.75 1.50 RSA Insurance Group PLC 131.75 -0.40 SABMiller PLC 3194.25 7.50 Sage Group (The) PLC 334.75 -3.20 Sainsbury (J) PLC 332.45 1.54 Schroders PLC 1964.50 8.00 Serco Group PLC 563.25 -2.95 Severn Trent PLC 1602.00 18.00 Shire PLC 2046.50 -14.00 Smith & Nephew PLC 696.50 -5.00 Smiths Group PLC 1229.50 -8.00 SSE PLC 1409.50 1.10 Standard Chartered PLC 1729.00 11.00 Standard Life PLC 336.20 -0.10 Tate & Lyle PLC 785.50 1.00 Tesco PLC 366.60 1.85 TUI Travel PLC 316.10 -3.00 Tullow Oil PLC 1247.00 -16.00 Unilever PLC 2563.00 -1.28 United Utilities Group 722.75 2.56 Vedanta Resources PLC 1277.00 -21.00 Vodafone Group PLC 167.12 -0.70 Weir Group PLC 2172.00 -9.00 Whitbread PLC 2663.50 -8.00 Wm Morrison Sprmrkts 262.80 1.60 Wolseley PLC 3069.00 -8.00 Wood Group (John) PLC 800.50 -5.50 WPP PLC 1040.50 -7.00 Xstrata PLC 1172.75 -8.00

% C H G. -1.30 -0.51 -2.71 -1.66 -0.49 -1.23 0.20 0.00 -0.07 -0.40 1.60 -0.18 -0.06 0.78 1.51 0.76 -2.06 -0.27 2.80 -0.83 -1.81 -0.59 0.18 -0.13 -0.33 -1.02 -0.38 0.12 1.54 -0.29 0.67 0.76 -0.55 0.35 0.38 -0.18 0.16 0.07 -0.46 0.61 -0.96 0.00 -1.17 0.07 -0.30 0.24 -0.95 0.47 0.41 -0.52 1.14 -0.68 -0.71 -0.65 0.08 0.64 -0.03 0.13 0.51 -0.94 -1.27 -0.05 0.36 -1.62 -0.42 -0.41 -0.30 0.61 -0.26 -0.68 -0.67 -0.68

VOLUME 87.08 754.15 2,286.55 456.40 144.94 278.53 416.59 1,049.00 1,085.14 2,946.77 449.73 137.71 2,457.24 162.08 803.01 573.98 2,020.05 45.42 9,249.07 188.36 387.76 1,100.16 407.14 1,590.67 16,378.49 921.16 230.32 801.40 1,650.36 90.51 1,568.42 417.73 107.29 145.14 1,004.92 109.41 270.47 391.82 370.47 501.21 1,405.04 1,650.71 2,744.90 921.89 2,323.32 434.87 800.79 1,105.03 112.59 81.22 187.46 202.22 456.62 135.16 386.91 699.46 861.25 384.43 6,268.18 1,027.52 396.14 312.51 1,077.31 182.08 15,248.90 141.21 138.89 2,810.08 133.86 144.23 669.85 783.44

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MENU FOR SUCCESS : Many Spaniards are opening their own businesses.

Create your own job SPANIARDS are becoming their own bosses in an effort to escape the economic crisis. Between 2008 and 2011 more than 625,000 self-employed had to give up, according to government figures. But last year, as the unemployment rate climbed above 26 per cent, 53,000 newly registered

self-employed made their numbers rise rather than fall for the first time since 2008. These entrepreneurs created 72,000 jobs, said Lorenzo Amor, President of the small entrepreneurs’ association ATA. “For the next few months it is going to be easier to create your own job than to find one,” Amor said. He added that in Spain 67 people an hour register as self-employed. But in these tough times it is hard to keep a new business going. Just THE number of people who used planes to travel half of new businesses within Spain fell by 12.5 per cent in 2012, while train are still running after passengers fell by 2 per cent, according to the three years. National Institute of Statistics.

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The death of the teenage odd job means a shock in the real world AS a kid, my brother had a paper round from the age of 11. I used to babysit for neighbours from the age of 14. My friend packed bags at the cashier of a local supermarket at the age of 16, while nearly every friend I have worked parttime in a café or restaurant during their college years to make a few extra quid. In our home, apart from keeping our bedrooms clean, my brother’s job was to load A look and empty the at finance dishwasher, while I was for females the queen of ironing, which I enjoyed because Jane Plunkett it’s a job where you can jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. watch TV at the same com time. That’s why it always surprises me how little many Spanish kids do around the house, or how unaccustomed they are to dreaming up small jobs in their neighbourhood that could enable WORK: Odd jobs to make money. them to earn a few Euros. Just last week, I was speaking to a group of together to spend at the weekends?” I asked. teens about pocket money and odd jobs. “So “Que?” was the unanimous reply from blank and what do you have to do to get a bit of money confused young faces.

From the looks of things, the concept of working doesn’t enter their minds until they finish studying and start looking for a job. Having surveyed five separate classes of Spanish kids between the ages of 10 and 17, regardless of receiving pocket money each week, about 80 per cent do not have to do any small chore in their homes in return. The girls among the classes definitely admitted to doing more jobs around the home, but the boys blatantly confessed that ‘mama’ didn’t ask anything of them in exchange for their pocket money. Earning a bit of money as a kid is an important start to lessons in finance and managing money. If a child thinks money just appears on a silver plate for doing nothing, it’s some shock they are going to get when they enter the real world. Kids need to dream up silly jobs to earn some money. Even if it’s picking flowers from gardens, mixing the petals with water and selling it door to door as perfume. This is the start of entrepreneurialism and creative thinking that could make a person rich in the future. A child that doesn’t begin to understand the value of money early in life is in for a tough lesson on dealing with finances in the future.

Mystery shoppers shop Santander SPANISH banking giant Santander’s UK division is suspected of providing clients with flawed investment advice, according to internet rumours. The UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) has ordered an in-depth investigation of Santander UK, claim industry sources. Between March and September last year, ‘mystery shoppers’ from the FSA paid 1,231 visits to six banks and building societies, posing as potential customers. “A major high street bank” was referred to its enforcement division, the FSA announced. It could face a fine or licence changes preventing it from providing these services in future. But as yet the FSA has refused to reveal which bank is involved. Santander


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Facing FSA investigation? UK declined to confirm whether it is the bank in question. Last December, Santander UK suspended its investment advice service. There were concerns that employees would be unable to meet new FSA rules arising from its Retail Distribution Review (RDR) introduced at the end of 2012.

SPAIN exported 75,000 tons of garlic worth €130 million in 2012. The average price per kilo last year fell to €1.80, compared with €2.40 in 2011.

Less beauty TURNOVER for Spain’s 78,000 hairdressers and 11,000 beauty salons fell by 7.5 per cent last year. While some independent establishments struggle, chains continued to increase their share of the market.

Lines cut SPAIN lost 2.7 million mobile lines – one in 20 - in 2012 owing to the crisis, fewer handset offers and purging of inactive lines. Further reductions are predicted for 2013.

High price A THIRD of children in Spain have been pushed to the brink of poverty by austerity measures. Charity Caritas said Spain and other countries that have had EU loans, are raising poorly fed children with few job prospects.

More cash SAREB, Spain’s ‘bad bank’ has increased its capital for the third time. Iberdrola has bought €2.5m shares and Banco Camino another €800,000, increasing Sareb’s capital to €1,200 million.

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

Time to learn a lesson in honest politics I’VE lost track of the corruption cases involving Spanish politicians or other public servants. The worst is that the average Spaniard on the street is now so used to it that they almost automatically accept their daily dose of political scandal with resignation. The word ‘transparency’ recently coined by Barack Obama enjoyed a certain amount of popularity here until Spain’s voters discovered that their political representatives were economical with the truth. So much so that the word transparency might as well be eliminated from the Spanish dictionary. It would be worthy of a Marx Brothers’ movie if it were not so tragic. I humbly but urgently suggest that Spain’s politicians take an example from Obama’s honesty before its irate voters abandon the polling stations like rats from a sinking ship. Richard M McBride, Benidorm (Alicante)

Quiet anticipation I RELISH the opportunity for quiet discourse and relaxation in public bars that the rumoured upcoming disappearance of British television from Spain will bring. The chance to enjoy a quiet drink without having to yield to the almost daily onslaught of football fanatics who are generally capable of volubly expressing ‘qualified’ opinions; the inane audible hum of analysis of soap operas; the discussion of vapid televised talent. Karl Marx may now be inclined to state that ‘Vacuous televised entertainment is the opium of the people.’ British televisions’ entertainment output is as appalling as that of Central and South America and even ranks lower than that of Nigeria and Tanzania given, at least, that the latter output is made more amusing by the introduction of witchcraft. C S, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Gulag justice BRITISH people living in Spain probably remember the Birmingham Six and similar cases of unjust





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Snapped! By Ernie Barnes, Arroyo de la Miel (Malaga)

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Six phone calls later (all to different numbers!) I was told that as the demand was sent by certified post I could not pay by phone! Neither the banks listed on the bill nor the post office would let me pay with my card. I had to get €800 in cash out and pay at the post office. I do not like walking the streets with that amount of money in my pocket. Jack Andrews, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Fuming at waste SO 10,000 inspections were carried out to make sure no smoking laws are being followed in Murcia (More ignore no smoking laws, EWN, Costa Blanca South, Issue 1441). Result? Just 711 complaints reported. What a waste of time and money in the middle of an economic crisis! Sheila Quinnell, Orihuela (Alicante)

In or out? All this sun and sangria makes my head swell, so I am resting in Paloma Park, Benalmadena. I think I need to see a shrink!


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imprisonment. The same thing happens here. Take the case of Jose Maria Zaragoza Berenguer, a popular garage owner from Polop, who for the last 16 months has been languishing in Fontcalent Prison (Alicante). The reason for his unjust imprisonment is that in 2011 his garage assistant allegedly killed two people. Yet Jose Maria, although innocent, has not been liberated. This is obviously an injustice that should be corrected ASAP. We are not in the Gulag Archipeligo. Name supplied, Polop (Alicante)

Weevil solution THERE is a simple, safe and cheap preventative measure against red palm weevils which has been tried with some success in Castellon. It’s to spray a diluted mixture of turpentine (aguaras) on the fronds, top centre and at the base of plants

likely to get infected. The weevil is killing palms, and the black version, agaves, yuccas and aloes. This application doesn’t cure infected plants, it apparently keeps the bugs away because they hate the odour. The turps should be diluted about one part to five of warm water. How often the spray should be used I don’t know. Probably every month or so or after heavy rain. Chuck (by email)

SINCE the no smoking in public places law was introduced, there has been a dramatic increase of terrace coverings, with gas heaters and in some cases a door fitted to enter the premises. This covers entirely all tables and chairs placed outside some restaurants and cafés. This forces the non-smoker to go inside. Is this area classified as inside or as an outside smoking area? Don Ralph, Benijofa (Alicante)r Editor’s note: Terraces where smoking is permitted should have a minimum of two sides open under Spanish Law.

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THERE are lots of advertisements on TV asking for donations for the African children as they cannot drink the water. I have lived in El Galan for 10 years and during that time I have spent thousands of euros on bottled water as the tapwater was unfit to drink. Will anyone send me money to compensate for all those years as I am only a hard-up pensioner? Deirdre Drayton, San Miguel de Salinas (Alicante)

WE received a visit from two alleged gas inspectors. They insisted that they had right of access and if we refused then we would be denounced and face a €2,000 fine. They were told to depart and off they went with many glowers and muttered threats. A few days later, we heard gravel crunching and the sounds of conversation. There was a loud bang and on reaching the lounge we found a piece of firewood protruding into the room between the door and frame. My wife shouted, and we heard footsteps running. By the time we got out of the cottage there was nothing to be seen except slashed fly screens front and rear. We called the police who were with us in 15 minutes. Excellent service. Dr/Colonel Bob & Sandra Lyons, Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia)

Card blues WHY does the Endesa electricity company make it so hard to pay a bill by card? I had a big bill to pay for my business, and following the instructions on the letter I phoned their help-line.

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2:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:45pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Perfection Nick Knowles hosts the general knowledge quiz show. 5:00pm Escape to the Country Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. 8:30pm EastEnders Kat wakes up and immediately regrets her behaviour from the night before. 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Meet the Izzards 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Question Time 12:35am The Magdalene Sisters 2:30am Skiing Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:35am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 11:00pm Way to Go 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Way to Go 2:00am Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 2:55am People Like Us 3:55am Pramface 4:25am Way to Go Darkly comic series about three ordinary guys who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business. After Julia breaks up with Scott, he decides to get away and suggests the guys splurge on a corporate retreat at a beautiful hotel in the country.


Channel 4

6:00am Beneath the Lab Coat 6:20am Bitesize Space Science 6:50am William Whiskerson 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Saints and Scroungers 8:50am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:20am Show Me the Monet 10:05am An Island Parish Series following the community on the tiny crown dependency of Sark in the Channel Islands. 10:35am An Island Parish 11:05am An Island Parish 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news, plus top interviews and analysis. 12:30pm BBC World News The latest international news from the BBC. 1:00pm Animal Park 2:00pm The One Show 3:00pm Coast 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Reel History of Britain

5:40am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning A vibrant mix of showbiz news, fashion, cookery, gardening, travel, advice and DIY. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning A vibrant mix of showbiz news, fashion, cookery, gardening, travel, advice and DIY. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Dinner Date Daters try to find romance as they enjoy three meals, cooked for them by blind dates.

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard Alan, Sally and Zoe battle it out to make the best gateau ever. 7:05am Sali Mali Jackdaw really wants to win the easter egg hunt! 7:10am The Hoobs Groove's trying to start a collection of 'things that are all exactly the same'. 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim Cheryl becomes friends with a mum whose daughter plays for the girls' football team. 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 This episode boasts four weird and wonderful nights in Cardiff. 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm The Third Man 3:15pm Face the Clock 3:40pm Countdown

4:15pm Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes 5:15pm Cycling 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets Paul Martin and a host of regular experts offer tips and advice on antiques and collectibles. 8:30pm Great British Menu The nation's greatest chefs are competing to cook at a special banquet at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 25 years of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day and celebrate the unsung heroes of charity work. 9:00pm The Planners Chester residents object to a controversial modern redevelopment of the city's iconic Leadworks. 10:00pm Murder on the Victorian Railway London 1864. 11:00pm Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe Charlie Brooker picks his way through the week's headlines and is joined by the usual mix of guests and contributors to review the latest telly, film and internet in thirty, topical, fun-filled minutes. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show More teatime celebrity chat and music. 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 7:45pm Emmerdale Charity and Declan play with fire. Bob is increasingly smitten with Brenda. 8:45pm UEFA Europa League Live 11:10pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:50pm The Jonathan Ross Show Jonathan's guests tonight are the nation's favourite double act Ant and Dec, and actor Tim Roth.

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me Dog groomer Vicky Pell has high hopes for her cruise ship themed dinner party in Dudley. 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 9:00pm Britain's Secret Shoppers 10:00pm Hugh's Big Fish Fight 11:00pm Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

12:20am The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 1:20am The Brain Doctors 2:20am A Culture Show Special 2:50am Panorama Secrets of Helmand - Panorama. 5:00am Inside the Human Body

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Top of the Pops 9:00pm Horizon Series exploring topical scientific issues. 10:00pm The Holocaust and My Father: Six Million and One 11:30pm Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War 12:30am Britain's Natural World 1:30am The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music 2:30am Top of the Pops 3:00am Top of the Pops In 1978, Top of the Pops began to turn the credibility corner. 3:50am Top of the Pops

Channel 5 6:35am Wildlife SOS 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 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Being Liverpool 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:15pm Murder Without Conviction 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Police Interceptors 9:00pm Dangerous Drivers' School 10:00pm Jack Taylor: The Guards 11:45pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

10:00pm - Jack Taylor: The Guards CH5


Drama starring Iain Glen as the eponymous Irish ex-cop turned finder, based the character created by bestselling novelist Ken Bruen.

12:50am The Golden Rules of TV One last romp through the archives as Robert Webb reveals TV's best kept secrets. 1:15am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am River Monsters 4:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

Iain Glen

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Embarrassing Bodies 1:15am The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day In Britain, chicken used to be a luxury. We used to eat the equivalent of just one a year. 2:10am Inside Nature's Giants 3:05am Wild Things 3:30am Dispatches From burgers to ready meals, Britain's horse meat scandal has grown and grown. 4:00am Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters 4:55am Time Team 5:50am Countdown

12:45am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Award-winning part-dramatised documentary of true crime mysteries. 1:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am House Doctor 5:20am House Doctor Highlights from the home improvement series presented by Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Got to Dance 7:30am Got to Dance 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am John Bishop's Only Joking 10:30am John Bishop's Only Joking 11:00am Modern Family 11:30am Modern Family 12:00pm The Middle 12:30pm The Middle 1:00pm Modern Family 1:30pm Modern Family 2:00pm The Middle 2:30pm The Middle 3:00pm Terra Nova 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 Hawaii Five-0 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00am A League of Their Own

1:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Road Wars 4:00am Terra Nova 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:30am Something Borrowed 6:30am Kung Fu Panda 2 Family Show Special 7:00am Oscar Nominations 2013 Special 7:30am Irreconcilable Differences 9:25am The Big Year 11:10am Argo: Sky Movies Special 11:30am This Means War 1:20pm Flight: Sky Movies Special 1:40pm Tower Heist 3:40pm Bad Teacher 5:20pm The Dilemma 7:15pm The Big Year 9:00pm This Means War 10:40pm Tower Heist 12:30am Bad Teacher 2:10am Stan Helsing 3:45am No Strings Attached 5:35am Prom

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:05am The Candidate 7:00am Stay Cool 8:40am The Chateau Meroux 10:20am 4 Wedding Planners 11:45am Conviction 1:35pm Big Miracle 3:25pm Friends with Benefits 5:15pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 7:00pm Life as We Know it 9:00pm Big Miracle 11:00pm Friends with Benefits 12:50am 8 Mile 2:45am Mother and Child 4:55am Argo: Sky Movies Special 5:25am Lucky Christmas

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:15am Bunraku 6:30am Life of Pi 7:00am Taxi 8:40am Tomorrow, When the War Began 10:30am The Recruit 12:30pm Sahara 2:35pm Safe House

4:35pm Kingdom of Heaven 7:00pm Killer Elite 9:00pm Sahara 11:10pm Safe House 1:10am Death Warrant 2:45am Broken Arrow 4:40am Braddock: Missing in Action 3

TCM 6:00am Taras Bulba 8:10am Gunsmoke 9:10am Gunsmoke 10:10am Return of the Seven 12:05pm Day of the Evil Gun 1:55pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Fort Utah 5:35pm Take the High Ground! 7:30pm The Pride and the Passion 10:00pm U.S. Marshals 12:30am The Jacket 2:25am U.S. Marshals 4:35am Fort Utah

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Eye catching natural art A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition by Norwegian artist Nina Reistad will be shown at Galeria La Perla, Avenida de Boliches in Fuengirola. The subject of her work includes pets and nature as the main focus. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 10am-2pm, 5pm-7pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm.

MONDA CASTLE: A unique type of hotel.

Fantasies in the fortress By Susan Leighfield HIDDEN away in a historical monument in a village less than 20 kilometres from Marbella is a place for the openminded. It is the Monda Castle Swinger Hotel. The 9th century Arab fortress, in what was an important area in its era known as Al-Mundat, is now open to conquests of a more carnal nature. According to its promoters, the hotel is unique in that it is the only swingers’ hotel set in a medieval fortress where clients can swap partners. It has attracted foreign clients and Spaniards, famous people and the unknown. It even has its own dungeons for hidden fantasies, as well as a

spa, disco, halls and decoration reminiscent of a palace of the ‘A Thousand and One Nights’. There are exclusive towers for couples, but the hotel has open spaces where guests can go naked if they wish and have sex all together. However, the hotel’s number one rule is respect, but the other is that there are no barriers. Prior to entering, couples must fill out a questionnaire to certify that they are swingers. The management of the hotel is part of a company tied to the family of conservative Popular Party mayor of Estepona, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano. The company hired the castle out and the mayor confessed to be surprised at what goes on inside.

Dance afternoon THIS Tuesday from 3pm there will be an afternoon of dance in La Trocha, Coin. Guests can enjoy live music, a guest singer and dancing from the Costa del Sol Dancing group. All proceeds will help towards the CHAIN charity. Everyone welcome. Contact Sue 952 459 614.


PHOTOGENIC: Nina’s photography focuses on pets and nature.





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2:35am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 1:15pm Bargain Hunt The red and blue teams go hunting and haggling in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:45pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Perfection Nick Knowles hosts the general knowledge quiz show. 5:00pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Room 101 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show

12:25am Pretty Woman Romantic comedy reworking of the Pygmalion theme, set in modern-day America. 2:20am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:25am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 8:15pm Doctor Who Sci-fi drama series. 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm World's Craziest Fools 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Come Fly with Me 11:30pm EastEnders The atmosphere in the Brannings is extremely strained. 12:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 1:00am Family Guy 1:25am Family Guy James Woods returns to seek revenge against Peter. 1:45am Being Human Supernatural comedy-drama series about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire. 2:45am Pramface 3:15am Way to Go 3:45am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 4:45am Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel


Channel 4

Channel 5

6:05am What Makes Me, Me? 6:10am What Makes Me, Me? 6:15am What Makes Me, Me? 6:25am What Makes Me, Me? 6:30am In My Shoes 6:40am Joey's First Fight 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am Saints and Scroungers 8:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:15am Show Me the Monet 10:00am Antiques Roadshow 11:00am Question Time 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm Animal Park 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Reel History of Britain

4:50am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning A vibrant mix of showbiz news, fashion, cookery, gardening, travel, advice and DIY. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning A vibrant mix of showbiz news, fashion, cookery, gardening, travel, advice and DIY. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dinner Date

5:50am Countdown 6:35am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am 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 1:05pm Kirstie's Vintage Gems 1:15pm Distant Drums 3:15pm Face the Clock 3:40pm Countdown

8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Milkshake Monkey 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Being Liverpool 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Person of Interest

4:15pm Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes 5:15pm Cycling 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets Paul Martin and a host of regular experts offer tips and advice on antiques and collectibles. 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm Mastermind John Humphrys presents the first semi-final as five contenders vie for a place in the grand final. 9:30pm Sea City The second in a three-part documentary series about the Port of Southampton. 10:00pm Wild Arabia Few places on earth evoke more mystery and romance than Arabia. 11:00pm QI Comedy quiz. Stephen Fry looks at the quite interesting side of jobs. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Eddie Mair.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Three Kings

4:30pm The Common Denominator 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 Can Darren hide the truth as Nancy gets more suspicious? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm Recent surveys suggest that Britons have never been more secular. 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 10:30pm The Last Leg 11:20pm Paddy's TV Guide

4:15pm Stolen Innocence Crime drama. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Tash offers Sonya a genuine apology. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Winter Road Rescue Documentary series following the work of snowplough drivers and patrols. 9:00pm Ice Road Truckers 10:00pm The Mentalist American crime drama. 11:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama. 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama. The brutal murder of a family leads to three separate confessions.

12:00am The Review Show Oscars Special 12:50am Southern Comfort 2:30am Question Time David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from St Paul's Cathedral in London.

1:40am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Coogan's Bluff Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan, a tough Arizona cop, travels to New York to collect a wanted man. 5:35am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Masterworks Exploring orchestral works of the 20th century. 10:00pm The Swing Thing 11:30pm ... Sings the Great American Songbook 12:30am Frank Sinatra 2:05am The Swing Thing Documentary telling the story of swing, an obscure form of jazz that became the first worldwide pop phenomenon, inspired the first ever youth culture revolution and became a byword for sexual liberation and teenage excess well before the Swinging Sixties. 3:35am Masterworks Exploring orchestral works of the 20th century.



12:10am Hot Shots! 1:45am Random Acts

11:15pm War Horse

12:55am Inside Hollywood 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Motorsport Mundial The latest motor racing action from around the world. 5:25am House Doctor 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Got to Dance 7:30am Got to Dance 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am John Bishop's Only Joking 10:30am John Bishop's Only Joking 11:00am Modern Family 11:30am Modern Family 12:00pm The Middle 12:30pm The Middle 1:00pm Modern Family 1:30pm Modern Family 2:00pm The Middle 2:30pm The Middle 3:00pm Terra Nova 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 The Simpsons 9:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad

12:00am Spartacus: War of the Damned 1:15am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 2:15am Road Wars 3:10am Road Wars 4:05am Terra Nova 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:35am Prom 7:20am Tommy Boy 9:00am 30 Minutes or Less 10:25am Sweet Home Alabama 12:15pm Oscar Nominations 2013 Special 12:45pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2:35pm The Sitter 4:05pm Road Trip 5:40pm Sweet Home Alabama 7:35pm 30 Minutes or Less 9:00pm The Sitter 10:30pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 12:10am Road Trip 1:45am Boat Trip 3:25am Wild Cherry 5:05am Evolution


1:30pm Fantastic Four 3:20pm Contraband

5:25am Lucky Christmas 7:00am The Fighting Temptations 9:10am Beautiful Wave 10:50am Mean Girls 2 12:35pm The Stepford Wives 2:15pm Captain Corelli's Mandolin

5:20pm Collateral Damage 7:15pm Your Highness 9:00pm Fantastic Four 11:00pm Contraband

4:30pm Country Strong 6:30pm Les Miserables Special 7:00pm Footloose 9:00pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 11:15pm War Horse 1:45am The Adjustment Bureau 3:35am Girl, Interrupted 5:50am The Fighting Temptations

SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:30am The Avengers Special 7:00am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 7:30am Sanctum 9:25am Paycheck 11:30am Battle: Los Angeles

1:00am A Man Apart 3:00am Death Wish

TCM 6:00am The Pride and the Passion 8:20am Gunsmoke 9:20am Gunsmoke 10:20am Take the High Ground! 12:15pm Fort Utah 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Firecreek 5:55pm Billy Two Hats 7:50pm In Like Flint 10:00pm Hard to Kill 11:55pm Poltergeist 2:05am Hard to Kill 3:45am Poltergeist


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Costa del Sol

Still all talk and no action from our clueless, leading politicians



initiatives at all to prevent Britain’s core of rottenness and indecision expanding unchecked, until it totally engulfs the once beautiful country so many of our forefathers fought and died for. Sorry, Dad! My piece on the alleged cache of weapons stored under Buckingham Palace caused quite a stir last week. One gentleman, who didn’t want his name published as he is still bound by the Official Secrets Act, assured me there are actually no weapons stored directly under the palace. He suggests my friend was probably in the basement of Wellington Barracks, some 500 metres away. Thank you, sir, for that information. It did strike me, though, that if a cache of weaponry and explosives of that magnitude is not exactly under the palace, at only 500 metres from the royal abode, it may as well be! Keep the faith Love Leapy

SOME 3,500 identicallydressed couples from 70 countries have tied the knot in a ‘Moonie’ mass wedding in South Korea. They were all members of the Unification Church.

Furry fiends CARS parked at Denver International Airport, US, have suffered thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by wild rabbits eating spark plugs and other wiring.


THE problem with the UK’s ‘esteemed’ political leaders is that they’re all talk. Most of us are fully aware of this pathetic trait among those who are supposed to be guiding Britain to a better future, but since they’ve finally begun to listen to those who voted them in, it’s got decidedly worse. The whole bunch are now falling over each EAPY EE other to voice their agreement with prevSAYS IT iously taboo subjects CARING FOR ELDERLY: MPs have no answers. OTHERS THINK IT that have concerned the British public for How are they What they are actually doing is years. The problem is none of them going to achieve that? Nada. “We endeavouring to make all the right seems to have a single idea as to have to make sure our elderly are noises simply to get their sorry what to do about any of it. properly looked after in our hides re-elected and that’s about it. “Oh, yes,” they declare grandly, hospitals and care facilities.” What Don’t ask me what the solutions “it is totally wrong for child benefits can they do about it? No idea. “We are. I’m only an old pop-singing to be sent out of the country to have to cap immigrant numbers.” hack. What I do know is that Britain provide for children who don’t even Fine, er... any ideas? Not a clue. desperately needs a bunch of live here.” Solution? Zilch. “We must pull ourselves free from leaders with some ‘cajones’. This “We have to make sure we only the yolk of Brussels’ law-makers.” limp-wristed ‘all mouth and no trousers’ brigade appears totally let in those who want to work and Any bulbs lit up? Nope. incapable of coming up with any not those simply here for benefits.” And so it goes on.

Mass wedding

Hot ratings NORWEGIAN television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours tomorrow (Friday), with firewood specialists providing colour commentary, expert advice and a cultural tutoring.




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2:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen 12:30pm Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking Food writer Nigel Slater rustles up inspiring yet achievable meals. 1:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 1:05pm Regional News All the latest local news. 1:10pm Weather The latest weather information. 1:15pm Football Focus 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 5:25pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 5:33pm Weather The latest weather information. 5:35pm Six Nations Rugby Union Action from the Six Nations Trophy. 8:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief Celebrity-packed dance show in conjunction with Comic Relief. 9:25pm National Lottery Saturday Draws 9:40pm Casualty 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Weather 11:20pm Match of the Day

Channel 5

5:35am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:25am My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 12:25pm Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 1:25pm Countrywise Paul Heiney presents a series with memorable scenes drawn from the best of the ITV regions. 1:40pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:45pm Carry on Up the Jungle 3:30pm Celebrity Chase

5:55am Countdown 6:40am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:05am Sali Mali When autumn comes, Jackdaw tries to stick the leaves back on the trees. 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Will and Grace 8:25am Freesports on 4 8:55am The Morning Line 9:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:20am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:50am Frasier 11:20am Frasier 11:50am The Big Bang Theory 12:20pm The Big Bang Theory 12:45pm The Simpsons 1:10pm The Simpsons 1:40pm The Secret Millionaire 2:45pm Channel 4 Racing

7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:20pm Looney Tunes 12:25pm Monkey Life 12:55pm Police Interceptors Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in Essex. 1:55pm I Dream of Murder 3:40pm Corrina, Corrina

4:50pm Coast A look back at part of an episode of coast. 5:00pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 5:30pm Final Score 6:15pm Cycling Coverage of a cycling event. 8:00pm Top Gear Motoring magazine programme that tests and reviews the latest models of cars on the market, as well as covering older 'classic' models and news in the motoring world. 9:00pm Dad's Army 9:30pm Natural World Special 10:30pm Howard Goodall's Story of Music 11:30pm Funny Business Documentary revealing how top comedians can earn fortunes through various gigs.

4:30pm Midsomer Murders 6:30pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 6:45pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:00pm Totally You've Been Framed! 8:00pm Saturday Night Takeaway 9:20pm Take Me Out 10:50pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:50pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news.

5:05pm Come Dine with Me This competition from Portsmouth begins with Allison Hampshire first to host. 5:35pm Come Dine with Me It's the turn of sociology lecturer Will Dixon to host in Portsmouth. 6:05pm Come Dine with Me 6:40pm Come Dine with Me 7:10pm Come Dine with Me 7:40pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:55pm 8:00pm The Queen's Mother in Law The late Queen Mother was one of Britain's most instantly recognisable figures. 9:00pm Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home 10:00pm Terminator Salvation

5:55pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:00pm Columbo 7:55pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series. 8:40pm NCIS 9:35pm NCIS 10:30pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Drama series about an elite force based in New York which investigates sexually oriented crimes. 11:30pm Law and Order: Criminal Intent

10:00pm - Terminator Salvation Christian Bale & Sam Worthington

12:30am The Men Who Stare at Goats


12:05am Gauntlet 2:05am 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

Nicolas Cage 9:35pm National Treasure: Book of Secrets

8:00pm Britain's Natural World 8:50pm Britain's Natural World Wild Summer River. 9:00pm Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's 10:00pm Spiral 4: State of Terror 10:50pm Spiral 4: State of Terror 11:45pm Joy of the Single 12:45am Country at the BBC 2:15am Top of the Pops 1978 2:50am Prince - Purple Reign 3:50am Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's

12:10am Rising Sun 2:35am Southland Tang and Cooper's past physical problems are put to the test when they are attacked on the street. 3:15am Hollyoaks Omnibus As Will's dark fascination with Texas continues, what lengths will he be driven to? 5:20am Deal or No Deal

12:25am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 1:15am Super Casino


Ralph Special 7:00am The Avengers Special 7:30am Fortress 9:15am Twister 11:15am Spider-Man 1:20pm Spider-Man 2 3:35pm Daylight

Satellite channels SKY1


8:00pm Merlin 8:45pm Doctor Who 9:35pm National Treasure: Book of Secrets 11:30pm World's Craziest Fools 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Russell Howard's Good News 2:00am Russell Howard's Good News 2:30am Way to Go 3:00am Pramface Comedy series about two teenagers trying, and often failing, to come to terms with parenthood. 3:30am World's Craziest Fools Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world. 4:00am Being Human Supernatural comedy-drama series about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire.

Channel 4

7:00am Preview 8:30am Great British Menu 9:00am Great British Menu 9:30am Great British Menu 10:00am Great British Menu 10:30am Great British Menu 11:00am A History of Britain 12:00pm Meet the Ancestors 12:30pm Map Man, Martin Hotine's Ordnance Survey 1:00pm Indian Food Made Easy 1:30pm Mastermind Classic quiz show. 2:00pm University Challenge 2:30pm Talking Pictures: Tony Curtis 3:15pm The Black Shield of Falworth

12:40am The Football League Show 1:55am Weatherview 2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.





6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am John Bishop's Only Joking 7:30am John Bishop's Only Joking 8:00am Futurama: Bender's Big Score 9:50am Futurama 10:00am World Wrestling 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 Got to Dance 5:00pm Treasure Island 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 9:00pm An Idiot Abroad 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm Frantic 1:20am Miami SWAT 2:20am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:10am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate

Forces 4:05am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Crash Test Dummies

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:05am Evolution 7:00am Top Secret 8:35am Argo: Sky Movies Special 8:55am Little Nicky 10:30am Jack and Jill 12:15pm Oscar Nominations 2013 Special 12:30pm 50 First Dates 2:15pm Shanghai Noon 4:15pm Shanghai Knights 6:15pm Junior 8:15pm Jack and Jill 10:00pm 50 First Dates 11:45pm Little Nicky 1:20am Planes, Trains and Automobiles 3:05am Love and Other Drugs 5:10am Good Burger

5:50am The Fighting Temptations 8:00am Take Me Home 9:45am A Valentine's Date 11:15am Shakespeare in Love 1:25pm I Don't Know How She Does it 3:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 5:00pm Flashdance 6:45pm Shakespeare in Love 9:00pm I Don't Know How She Does it 10:35pm Romeo and Juliet 12:40am Just Married 2:20am That Thing You Do! 4:15am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 4:45am The Tempest

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:45am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 6:30am Wreck-it

5:40pm Spider-Man 7:45pm Spider-Man 2 10:00pm First Blood 11:40pm Rambo: First Blood Part II 1:20am Rambo III 3:05am 22 Bullets 5:05am Twister

TCM 6:00am In Like Flint 8:00am Gunsmoke 9:05am Gunsmoke 10:10am Gone with the Wind 2:20pm Ben-Hur 6:20pm The Longest Day 10:00pm The Fugitive 12:30am The Matrix 3:05am Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 5:10am Gunsmoke





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2:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 8:35am Match of the Day 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 Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 1:00pm BBC News 1:05pm Weather for the Week Ahead 1:10pm Countryfile 2:05pm Bargain Hunt 2:30pm Six Nations Rugby Union

5:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Songs of Praise 6:05pm Penguins - Spy in the Huddle 7:05pm Deadly 60 on a Mission 7:35pm BBC News 7:50pm Regional News 7:55pm Weather 8:00pm Countryfile 9:00pm Call the Midwife 10:00pm Ripper Street 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Regional News 11:20pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2

8:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013 9:10pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 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 Animated comedy series about US family life. 1:20am Family Guy US animated comedy series about family life. Brian meets the girl of his dreams, Carolyn. 1:40am Being Human Contemporary supernatural drama about George and Mitchell, a pair of perennial outsiders. 2:40am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:40am People Like Us 4:40am Great Movie Mistakes 2011

Channel 5

7:00am Preview 7:20am Once Upon a Honeymoon 9:15am 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. 9:45am A to Z of TV Gardening. 10:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00pm Cycling Coverage of a cycling event. 3:05pm EastEnders Omnibus A roundup of the week's events from Albert Square.

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:25am Murder, She Wrote Drama series about a sleuthing writer who solves murder mysteries. 12:25pm Dickinson's Real Deal Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them? 1:25pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:30pm Carry on Henry 3:15pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood.

5:20am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Countdown 7:00am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:20am The Hoobs 7:45am The Hoobs 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier Maris uses Niles' feelings for Daphne as ammunition in the divorce. 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:10pm The Big Bang Theory Penny's break-up spurs Leonard to summon the courage to ask her out. 1:40pm The Big Bang Theory 2:10pm The Simpsons 2:40pm The Simpsons 3:10pm The Wedding Planner

1:15am Super Casino 7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Disney Shorts Bone Bandit. 12:15pm Looney Tunes 12:20pm Once Upon a Time 1:15pm Cowboy Builders 2:20pm Winnie the Pooh's Spring Time with Roo 3:35pm Stuart Little 2 More charming episodes in the life of dapper mouse Stuart Little in this delightful sequel.

5:00pm The Lions' Roar 5:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:15pm Restoration Home 7:15pm Food and Drink 7:45pm Ski Sunday Coverage of winter sports events. 8:30pm Open All Hours 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Wonders of Life 11:05pm Dancing on the Edge

4:15pm Agatha Christie's Marple 6:15pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 6:45pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:15pm Dancing on Ice 8:45pm All Star Family Fortunes 9:30pm Dancing on Ice 10:00pm Mr Selfridge New drama series telling the story of Harry Selfridge who arrived in London from Chicago in 1908 with a grand plan to open the finest department store in the world in just one year. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:15pm Her Majesty's Prison: Aylesbury

5:20pm Time Team 6:20pm Deal or No Deal 7:20pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:50pm The Political Slot Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and her deputy Will Duckworth look at ways to help the jobless. 7:55pm Recent surveys suggest that Britons have never been more secular. 8:00pm Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast 9:00pm A Great British Air Disaster 10:00pm Unstoppable 11:50pm Runaway Jury

5:05pm To Hell and Back 7:10pm Beat the Ancestors 8:05pm Mosquito Squadron 9:55pm 5 News 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm Saw: The Final Chapter

12:25am The League Cup Show 1:05am The Apprentice USA 1:50am The Apprentice USA 2:30am Weatherview 2:35am BBC News


Channel 4


4.00pm - midnight


12:05am Six Nations Highlights 12:50am 10 Rillington Place 2:40am Holby City 3:40am Being Eileen


9:10pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Jake Weird 8:00pm The Story of British Pathe 9:00pm Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern 10:00pm Madness on Wheels: Paris to Dakar Rally 11:00pm Time Shift 12:00am The Swing Thing 1:30am ... Sings the Great American Songbook 2:30am Sounds of the 70s 3:00am The Story of British Pathe 4:00am Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern

3:10pm - The Wedding Planner Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey

12:15am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 1:15am The Store 3:15am Monk Crime drama series about a private police consultant with an obsessive-compulsive disorder. 4:00am ITV Nightscreen

2:10am My Funniest Year Comedian Chris Addison shares his funniest year with his audience at the Hackney Empire. 4:00am 4funnies: Brian Gittins 4:30am Eating for Two Craft-based animated film developed through Channel 4's Animation in Residence scheme. 4:35am St. Elsewhere 5:20am Deal or No Deal

12:50am The True Story Documentary exploring the real-life incident that inspired the 1973 film 'The Exorcist'. 1:50am Super Casino

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Luton Airport 8:30am Luton Airport 9:00am Lion Man 9:30am John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00am Road Wars 11:00am World Wrestling 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm John Bishop's Only Joking 1:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 2:00pm Andre Rieu:Live in Maastricht VI 4:30pm Raising Hope 5:00pm Raising Hope 5:30pm Futurama 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 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am Miami SWAT 2:00am

Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Crash Test Dummies

6:50pm Anonymous 9:00pm The Vow 10:45pm Coach Carter



5:10am Good Burger 7:00am Crazy, Stupid, Love 9:00am Ice Age 10:25am American Pie 2 12:15pm The Dictator 1:45pm The Terminal 3:55pm The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

7:00am Like Dandelion Dust 8:45am I.Q. 10:25am The Vow 12:15pm Coach Carter 2:35pm Moneyball

5:35pm Ice Age 7:00pm Crazy, Stupid, Love 9:00pm The Dictator 10:30pm American Pie 12:10am American Pie 2 1:55am The Dilemma 8:45am I.Q. 10:25am The Vow 12:15pm Coach Carter 2:35pm Moneyball 4:50pm Life as We Know it

1:05am Sisters and Brothers

4:50pm Life as We Know it 6:50pm Anonymous 9:00pm The Vow 10:45pm Coach Carter 1:05am Sisters and Brothers 2:35am The Conspirator

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:05am Twister 7:00am Batman 8:50am Batman 11:00am Batman

Returns 1:10pm Batman Begins 3:30pm Batman and Robin 5:40pm Batman 7:50pm Batman Returns 10:00pm Batman Begins 12:25am Batman and Robin 2:35am Batman Forever 4:40am Batman

TCM 6:00am A Lion is in the Streets 7:45am The Longest Day 11:25am Cleopatra 4:00pm Sam Whiskey 5:50pm The Horse Soldiers 8:10pm Gunfighters of Casa Grande 10:00pm Hell on Wheels 11:00pm Hell on Wheels 12:00am City Heat 1:50am The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 3:35am City Heat 5:15am Off Set

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Useful information All foreigners who wish to reside in Spain will be issued with a unique identity number or NIE. This number will be used on all official documents in the person’s name. To obtain this, you will need to present the EX-15 form ( 58/58421/58421.pdf), full passport original and copy at the Foreigners’ Office. You must also take proof of having paid the fee, which is €9.18. Other documents may also be requested.

ENTERING SPAIN: Citizens from many non-EU countries need to obtain a visa if they wish to live in the country.

Non EU family wanting to live with you in Spain GETTING a Foreign Residents Card as a relative of an EU Citizen, when the applicant is from outside the EU, requires a different process to the one covered in the last issue. Citizens from many countries will need to obtain a visa from the Spanish Consulate in their country of origin or place of residence in order to join their partner, spouse or relative here. See here which countries require visas: MenuPpal/Consulares/Servicios Consulares/Informaciona Extranjeros/Visados/Documents /2011listadopaisessomentidos visado.pdf

LF i


in Spain

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

By Gabrielle Devon Within three months of their arrival in Spain, they must request a Foreign Residents Card as a Relative

of an EU Citizen. To do so, they need to visit the Foreigners’ Office in the capital city of the province where they plan to reside or their nearest National Police station with a Foreigners’ Department. They will receive proof of having requested the card which will make them legal residents in Spain until the card is issued. They need the EX-19 form, which can be downloaded here: file/58/58403/58403.pdf plus originals and copies of a full valid passport, proof of their relationship with the EU citizen who they are joining in Spain, copy of the EU

GETTING TOWED: If you are caught drinkdriving or refuse to take a breath test, police can impound your car.

cause an accident. If you are with someone else who has a valid

driving licence, they can drive your car for you if tests show they

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citizen’s Foreigners Central Registration Form (green document), the EU citizen’s passport or ID card, three recent photos, proof of having paid the fee. You can download the payment form from the following website: https:// prepareProvincia?idModelo= 790&idTasa=052# Please note that other documents may also be requested and different documents will be required depending on whether the non-EU citizen joining their EU

When police impound your car If you test positive for alcohol in a breath or blood test, the officers who stopped you can immobilise your vehicle or remove it to a vehicle impound if it is blocking the road. Your vehicle may also be immobilised if you refuse the tests. This is so you cannot

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have not consumed alcohol. The cost of immobilising the vehicle, moving it or taking it to a pound, must be paid by the driver.

relative in Spain is their spouse or partner, descendant or ascendant. In the case of your non-EU spouse joining you in Spain, please visit the following site to find out more about the recognition of foreign marriage certificates in Spain. /en/help-for-britishnationals/living-inspain/births-deathsmarriages/marriage/foreignmarriage

Useful words to know are: Copas – drinks Prueba de alcoholemia – Alcohol test Coche – car Aire – air Sangre – blood ¿Has bebido? – Have you been drinking? Multa – fine Cárcel – prison Vino – wine Cerveza – beer Nivel – level





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Channel 4

Channel 5

7:00am Preview 7:10am Homes Under the Hammer 8:10am Saints and Scroungers 8:55am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:25am Show Me the Monet 10:10am Great British Menu 10:40am Countryfile 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 2:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm Six Nations Rugby Highlights All the action from the Six Nations tournament. 3:15pm Coast 3:20pm Mastermind Classic quiz show. 3:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 4:20pm Great British Food Revival

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

5:20am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Countdown 7:00am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm What's Cooking? 2:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 3:45pm Countdown

1:50am Super Casino 7:00am Milkshake! 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Being Liverpool 2:15pm Home and Away Brax trusts Kyle to help out as they concoct a plan to get to Adam by snatching Jamie. 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

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 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 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 10:00pm Penguins - Spy in the Huddle 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm Being Eileen

5:20pm Living Planet 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 The country's top chefs compete for the opportunity to cook a banquet at London's Gherkin building. Every week, two chefs representing one of seven British regions will compete to make a starter, a fish course, a main course and a dessert for the judges. 9:00pm University Challenge Cult student quiz show where two rival university teams battle it out to see who has the most superior intellects.9:30pm Food and Drink 10:00pm Dancing on the Edge Drama set in the early 1930s, following a black jazz band in London at a time of extraordinary change. 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 Regional 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 Her Majesty's Prison: Aylesbury 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Agenda

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Wild Things 10:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 11:00pm Black Mirror

4:10pm Ladies of the House Drama in which three strong-willed women rebuild a run-down house. 6:00pm 5 News 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Brax trusts Kyle to help out as they concoct a plan to get to Adam by snatching Jamie. 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Beat the Ancestors 9:00pm Police Interceptors 10:00pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 11:00pm Horsemeat and Other Food Shockers

12:05am Have I Got Old News for You Awardwinning comedy quiz show in which celebrity contestants are grilled on the week's news. 12:35am The Graham Norton Show 1:20am The Apprentice USA 2:00am Weatherview 2:05am BBC News

12:30am Weather The latest weather information. 12:35am Wonders of Life 1:35am Film 2013 2:05am Who Do You Think You Are? 5:00am Made of Money 5:30am The World My Stuff and Me

2:35am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Operation Hospital Food 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 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

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Junior Doctors 10:00pm Year of Making Love 11:00pm World's Craziest Fools Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world. 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 the life of an American family. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am World's Craziest Fools Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world. 2:00am Year of Making Love 3:00am People Like Us 3:55am Junior Doctors

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 Decisive Weapons Jumping Jet Flash. 9:30pm Britain on A Woman's Place 10:00pm Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War 11:00pm Storyville Series showcasing the best in international documentaries. 12:25am Bullets, Boots and Bandages: How to Really Win at War 1:25am Britain on A Woman's Place 1:55am Art of America 2:55am John Steinbeck: Voice of America 4:00am Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War

12:05am Monk 1:00am Jackpot247 4:00am UEFA Champions League Weekly 4:25am ITV Nightscreen

Satellite channels


7:20pm - The Decoy Bride

Kelly MacDonald, David Tennant & Alice Eve

12:05am My Social Network Stalker 1:15am Random Acts 1:20am The Shooting Gallery 2:15am Scandal 2:55am Get Your House in Order 3:50am The Renovation 4:45am How to Look Good Naked 5:40am Deal or No Deal

12:00am Striking Distance Fast-moving thriller about a cop hunting for his father's murderer. 1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Crash Test Dummies 7:00am Got to Dance 7:30am Got to Dance 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 11:00am Modern Family 11:30am Modern Family 12:00pm The Middle 12:30pm The Middle 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Terra Nova 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 NCIS: Los Angeles 1:15am Glee 2:15am Road Wars 3:05am Road Wars 4:00am Terra Nova 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:30am Prom 7:15am Swingers 8:55am Wild Hogs 10:40am Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 12:25pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2:10pm Bad Teacher 3:55pm Arthur 5:45pm Swinging with the Finkels 7:20pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 9:00pm Bad Teacher 10:40pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 12:15am Arthur 2:05am Fright Night 3:55am Cedar Rapids 5:25am House Arrest


Motor City 10:50am Priest 12:25pm Ironclad 2:30pm Haywire

5:15am I.Q. 7:00am The Candidate 9:00am Stay Cool 10:40am War Horse Sky Movies Special 11:10am The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1:20pm What's Your Number? 3:15pm Conviction

4:10pm White Men Can't Jump 6:10pm Rush Hour 8:00pm Hanna 10:00pm Haywire 11:40pm The Delta Force

5:10pm Jane Eyre 7:20pm The Decoy Bride 9:00pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 11:10pm What's Your Number? 1:00am Beginners 2:50am The Hours 4:50am X-Men: First Class Special 5:20am Cupid, Inc

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Batman 6:30am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Bunraku 9:10am Street Kings 2:

1:50am Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection

TCM 7:50am The Horse 10:10am Gunfighters Grande 12:00pm Sam 1:50pm Gunsmoke Gunsmoke

Soldiers of Casa Whiskey 2:55pm

4:00pm A Thunder of Drums 5:50pm Guns for San Sebastian 7:55pm The Furies 10:00pm The Lost Boys 11:50pm Broadcast News 2:15am The Lost Boys





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2:05am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Operation Hospital Food 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 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 The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:45pm Perfection

4.00pm - midnight 4:30pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 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 The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather, Followed by the National Lottery Update 11:35pm My New Hand

12:35am Who Do You Think You Are? USA 1:15am Then She Found Me 2:50am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:55am 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 Impractical Jokers 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 the life of an American family. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:30am Way to Go 3:00am World's Craziest Fools 3:30am Impractical Jokers 4:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents


Channel 4

Channel 5

6:00am History Hunt 6:55am Primary Maths Promo 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 8:05am Saints and Scroungers 8:50am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:20am Show Me the Monet 10:05am Great British Menu 10:35am Natural World 11:35am HARDtalk Stephen Sackur talks to newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 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 Coast 3:20pm Mastermind 3:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes

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

5:40am Deal or No Deal 6:35am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:00am Kirsty's Handmade Britain 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier Frasier dates Cassandra, with whom he had a confusing time on Valentine's Day. 11:00am Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm What's Cooking? 2:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 3:45pm Countdown

1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 7:00am Milkshake! 10:15am The Wright Stuff Lively magazine show in which Matthew Wright and guests discuss the topical issues of the day. 12:10pm Trisha Join in the chat with Trisha and her guests. 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 1:15pm Dirty Great Machines Documentary series revealing the demon diggers burrowing below our cities. 2:15pm Home and Away Adam meets with Brax at Angelo's. 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

4:20pm Great British Food Revival Cookery series where chefs and foodies champion British produce. 5:20pm Living Planet 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 The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 11:00pm Heading Out 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm FA Cup 5th Round Replay 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm FA Cup

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed The second B&B is Pitlessie House in Fife, Scotland, owned by German-born Kristin Grantham. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks As tension mounts, can Leanne resolve the chaos she's caused before it's too late? 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 9:00pm Supersize v Superskinny 10:00pm Secrets of the Pickpockets 11:00pm Shameless

4:10pm Looney Tunes 4:20pm Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part Mystery spy thriller about a housewife who leads a double life as an undercover government agent. 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Monkey Life Series about Monkey World in Dorset, the world's largest ape rescue centre. 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Benidorm ER 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 11:00pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series. 11:55pm Dallas Epic soap saga following the lives and loves of the Lone Star State millionaires.

12:20am Murder on the Victorian Railway 1:20am The Brain Doctors 4:55am Tips for Young Composers 5:30am Children at Work Two hundred million children around the world go to work every day.

12:40am Piers Morgan's Life Stories 1:35am Jackpot247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

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 Horizon 10:00pm The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music 11:00pm Good Italy, Bad Italy: Girlfriend in a Coma 12:30am Rick Stein's Taste of Italian Opera 1:30am Bob Servant Independent 2:00am Art of America 3:00am America in Pictures: The Story of Life Magazine 4:00am The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music

Satellite channels

5:40pm The Adjustment Bureau



12:05am Derek 12:35am Random Acts 12:40am One Born Every Minute 1:45am and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final It's the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final. 2:40am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:05am Sailing 3:35am Freesports on 4 4:00am Inside Nature's Giants 4:55am Great Migrations 5:45am Wild Things

12:55am CSI: Miami US drama series focusing on the work of the Miami forensics department. 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours 2:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Got to Dance 7:30am Got to Dance 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 Terra Nova 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 Frantic 1:20am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:20am Road Wars 3:10am Road Wars 4:05am Terra Nova

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:25am House Arrest 7:15am We're No Angels 9:05am The Muppets Sky Movies Special 9:35am Hall Pass 11:25am Love and Other Drugs 1:25pm Johnny English Reborn 3:15pm Cloud Atlas Exclusive 3:30pm Wanderlust 5:10pm The 40 Year Old Virgin 7:10pm Hall Pass 9:00pm Johnny English Reborn 10:45pm Wanderlust 12:25am The 40 Year Old Virgin 2:25am The Pool Boys 3:55am Planes, Trains and Automobiles 5:35am Dunston Checks In

Meroux 10:20am The Butcher's Wife 12:10pm Friends with Benefits 2:10pm The Art of Getting by 3:40pm Welcome to the Rileys 5:40pm The Adjustment Bureau 7:30pm The Art of Getting by 9:00pm The Help 11:30pm Friends with Benefits 1:30am It's Kind of a Funny Story 3:15am Legends of the Fall 5:35am Lucky Christmas



5:45am Fantastic Voyage 7:30am Cloud Atlas Exclusive 7:50am Tomorrow, When the War Began A group of Aussie teens get home 9:40am K-19: The Widowmaker 12:00pm Immortals 2:00pm Daylight

5:20am Cupid, Inc 6:50am The Top Ten Show 2013 7:10am 4 Wedding Planners 8:40am The Chateau

4:00pm The Recruit 6:00pm Your Highness

8:00pm Immortals 10:00pm Bloodsport 11:40pm Cyborg 009 1:10am Death Warrant 2:45am Broken Arrow 4:40am Avenging Force

TCM 6:00am The Furies 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am Gunsmoke 9:55am A Thunder of Drums 11:45am Guns for San Sebastian 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Man with the Gun 5:40pm Vengeance Valley 7:15pm Elmer Gantry 10:00pm Dead Calm 11:50pm Every Which Way But Loose 2:00am Dead Calm 3:40am Every Which Way But Loose 5:35am Michael Caine Off Set

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EWN FEBRUARY is, this year, a month that brings about uncertainty. The joys of Christmas and New Year are long gone. January – one of the longest months of the year – is finally over. The dreaded Valentine’s Day has thankfully passed. I took a two-day hiatus on all social media to avoid seeing any flowers, presents and romantic dinners being enjoyed by all the couples in the world, making it as painless as possible. And now my birthday is a little over two weeks away, I have to start thinking about how I’m going to celebrate. Each year, my family throws a huge party in my honour and fly all of my friends to Marbella. We always rent out a different discotheque each year, exclusively for my party. The week leading up to the big day is all about me, choosing my


Costa del Sol

As I see it...

will soon be upon us. However, it just reminds me about everything Ana Jefferson-Smith takes an irreverent look at life as a I don’t have. ‘rich child’ singleton expat in Spain My mother and father – who are never able to attend – are practically living separate lives in different parts of the MAN OR CATS: What will fill the empty hole? world. My sister – eight years my younger – is virtually a stranger to me. And I have no-one special to share my birthday with. My friends are my life, but they just don’t fill the hole that a man can. I know I said last week that I was loving single life, but growing older and spending endless nights alone are starting to take effect. As my mother constantly reminds me, I’m not getting any younger. presents, selecting the location, occasion. And Daddy never bats I’m a firm believer in fate. I just enjoying lavish dinners. an eyelid about treating my friends hope someone is around the Of course, money is no object, to everything they want. corner waiting for me, because at so my friends and I are treated I am so lucky to have been the end of the day, that’s all that with the utmost respect given the life I have, to have everybody is searching for. everywhere we go. We all need a everything I desire without a Hopefully I won’t end up an old whole new wardrobe so we are thought. So you would think with spinster, living alone with only my appropriately dressed for the all that, I’d be happy that March 10 pet cats for company.

What has fate

in store, a man or cats

JUST FANCY THAT... Little swimmer A TURTLE left disabled after a shark attack has been fitted with prosthetic flippers at a Japanese aquarium. The new limbs allow the turtle to swim without any problems.

Hula-hooping A NEW Guinness World Record has been broken in Thailand for a hula-hoop dancing record. Five thousand people participated in the seven-minute hula-hoop swinging challenge.

An earful! AN American man has been charged with firstdegree assault after biting off and swallowing his cousin’s ear in a fight over loud music.





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2:55am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Operation Hospital Food 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 Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 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 Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Perfection General knowledge quiz show. 4:45pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 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 Child of Our Time 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, Followed by the National Lottery Update 11:35pm A Question of Sport 12:05am Film 2013 12:40am The Mothman Prophecies An adaptation of the strange events that occured in Point Pleasant in the mid-1960s. 2:35am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Junior Doctors 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm People Like Us 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:07am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am People Like Us 2:30am Junior Doctors 3:25am Way to Go 3:55am Year of Making Love


Channel 4

6:00am Your Paintings 6:30am Your Paintings 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 8:00am Saints and Scroungers 8:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:15am Show Me the Monet 10:00am Great British Menu 10:30am Food and Drink 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 Political show examining the latest news, views and moves in the world of politics. 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm Britain's Heritage Heroes

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Dinner Date Dating show with a twist.

4:15pm Great British Food Revival Cookery series where chefs and foodies champion British produce. 5:15pm Living Planet 6:10pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats A Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets 10:00pm Masterchef Professionals Uncovered 11:00pm The Culture Show Topical magazine programme which features the best arts and culture stories of the last week. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

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 Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 7:25pm Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats A Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats. 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 Food Glorious Food 10:00pm Lightfields 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm From Romania with Love

Channel 5 2:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and 7:00am Milkshake! 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Dirty Great Machines 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

5:45am Wild Things 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am Sali Mali Jackdaw gets taught a lesson by Sali Mali for making everyone jump. 7:10am The Hoobs The biggest hoobynut loaf ever made contained 230 hoobynuts. 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond Debra's upper class parents come to visit. 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond Ray decides to ignore his dad's poker advice, to prove he doesn't need any help. 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm What's Cooking? 2:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 3:45pm Countdown

4:30pm The Common Denominator 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 How will the Osbornes cope with the consequences of the previous night? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 10:00pm One Born Every Minute 11:00pm Derek 11:35pm The Making of Derek

1:00pm Looney Tunes 4:15pm Tenth Circle 6:00pm 5 News 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 9:00pm Myra Hindley 10:00pm NCIS 11:00pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas.


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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 Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska 11:00pm Bob Servant Independent 11:30pm Andy Stewart - The Man Behind the Kilt 12:00am Michael Wood on Beowulf 1:00am Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's 2:00am Art of America 3:00am Nature's Microworlds 3:30am Bob Servant Independent 4:00am Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska

12:35am Safari Vet School 1:00am Jackpot247 3:40am King Kong Derided at the time, largely because it was produced by the then king of schlock Dino De Laurentiis, John Guillermin's remake of the 1933 classic actually has a lot going for it.

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12:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours 2:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

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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 A League of Their Own 1:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Road

5:35am Dunston Checks In 7:05am Rio Special 7:35am Crazy, Stupid, Love 9:45am Shanghai Noon 11:50am This Means War 1:30pm The Top Ten Show 2013 1:50pm Bridesmaids 3:55pm Junior 5:50pm 30 Minutes or Less 7:15pm Analyze This 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm This Means War 12:50am Crazy, Stupid, Love 3:00am Shanghai Noon 5:00am Junior

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

You May Not Kiss the Bride 8:55am Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Special 9:25am The Magic of Belle Isle 11:25am Albatross 1:00pm My Week with Marilyn 2:45pm Mother and Child 5:00pm Romeo and Juliet 7:05pm One Day 9:00pm My Week with Marilyn 10:45pm Shakespeare in Love 12:50am The Company Men 2:45am Purple Rain 4:40am The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Special 5:10am The Magic of Belle Isle

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Avenging Force 6:30am The Avengers Special 7:00am Jaws 3 8:45am Sanctum 10:45am Twister 12:45pm Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 3:00pm Alexander

6:00pm Battle: Los Angeles 8:00pm Colombiana 10:00pm Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 12:15am Missing in Action 2:00am Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 3:40am Braddock: Missing in Action 3 5:30am Twister

TCM 6:00am Elmer Gantry 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:35am Gunsmoke 10:35am Vengeance Valley 12:10pm Man with the Gun 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Comanche 5:40pm The Hallelujah Trail 8:25pm Man From Del Rio 10:00pm Navy Seals 12:05am Hell on Wheels 1:10am A Fistful of Dynamite 3:55am Navy Seals

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Demolition couple win small victory LEN AND HELEN PRIOR lost their dream home in Vera, Almeria, to the bulldozer in 2008. The demolition took place after the Junta de Andalucía invalidated the couple’s building licence. Now a Madrid court has instructed the Ministry of Justice to recompense the couple for the violation of their rights. It was in April 2004 when the licence was revoked but the Priors were only made aware of the judgement four years later. Unbelievably, the judge, Jesus Rivera, had ruled in favour of the demolition without hearing any mitigation on behalf of the party affected, or even making an acknowledgment that they existed. He presided over a court that counsel for the defence was not permitted to enter.

The court in Madrid ruled that the Priors had a fundamental right to be represented and that Judge Rivera was wrong, and awarded the Priors €30,000 compensation. “This is a very important landmark,” Mrs Prior told EWN in a recent interview. “By making this award the Ministry of Justice has admitted for the first time that the original verdict by Judge Jesus Rivera was categorically wrong. Had he performed his judicial duties properly and in keeping with the law, the demolition of our home would never have taken place,” she commented. Mrs Prior expressed satisfaction with the award, although the couple will only receive half of the compensation, as the rest will be swallowed up by legal costs. She remarked:“We have established that

FIRST STEP: Len and Helen Prior win case. secret court cases are illegal, which will be a relief to the thousands of others who are living under the threat of demolition.” The Ministry of Justice appears to have washed its hands of the case by stating

that the award is in full and final settlement. A court has ruled that Vera Council in Almeria must deal with the Priors’ claim of €700,000 for the loss of their home and that the town has assets which it must sell, and/or invoke their insurers to settle the claim. The Supreme Court decreed that Vera should re-house the couple in an abode equivalent to the luxury villa they illegally destroyed. Vera came up with a tiny duplex which the couple go to each evening to sleep. During the day the Priors return to the garage they have called home for the past five years where they cultivate their landscaped garden and supervise their beloved dogs who roam freely on their 10,000-square-metre fenced plot.

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St Delia of The Stove finally hangs up her television apron N

EWS that after four decades, doyenne of the kitchen Delia Smith is turning her back on TV cookery shows – fed up with having to ‘entertain’ rather than teach people to cook – to launch her own cookery school online came as no surprise. Telly’s now crammed with ‘edgy’ so-called chefs and shouty attention-seekers. Accomplished classic cookery teacher that she undoubtedly is, I suspect the main reason for hanging up her TV pinny has less to do with her professed dislike of TV as ‘entertainment’ or even her age (after all, she’s six years younger than the ubiquitous Mary Berry) but because she’s been refused TV work by the BBC. On the one hand, she chose to stay off TV for years between series in order to concentrate on highly paid commercial work and deals with leading supermarkets.

like Nigella or Jamie (unless you have massive cleavage or a mockney accent, the BBC aren’t interested, apparently!). Rare is the programme aimed at serious cooks who want to see more complicated techniques, more esoteric ingredients but without today’s TV whizz-bang production values that worship style over content.

Breaking Views NORA JOHNSON A Costa del Sol resident for a number of years, Nora is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to nora-johnson

And on the other, she badly damaged her brand and reputation for good, classic British cooking with her dreadful ‘cheats’ series where she championed tinned and packet food. Here she badly misjudged her audience. People who aren’t cooking food from scratch buy it pre-prepared (and why not?) they don’t ‘cheat’ at real cooking. People who cook

Delia Smith - the Fanny Craddock HANGING UP APRON: Delia Smith retiring from TV cookery scene. seriously don’t buy Aunt Bessie’s frozen mash or M&S tinned minced lamb. Moreover, you don’t need Delia to tell you how to cook that stuff. It says so on the packet. That series, too, included snippets of her personal life and religious philosophy, turning many people off. Basically, TV cookery shows broadly fall into three categories.

Those that cater to people who are clueless about cooking. Delia is for this group. (She was quite right to begin with how to boil an egg!) Celebrity chefs who do restaurant food; interesting but impractical for home cooks to copy. (Blast chillers and vacuum sealers, anyone?) Finally, those with a gimmick,

of our times. How we'll miss your boiled eggs, prawn cocktail and Black Forest gateau … No horsemeat for you! Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Soul Stealer’ & ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89: £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.

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No guarantee in the book world but there is money to be made! A

CYNIC asks a newspaper columnist if aspiring authors actually make money from selling their books. They do, and the chances of recouping their outlay are far higher than returns offered by many other investments. There are no guarantees that a book, film or television series will be successful. Like new fashions or newspapers, they are acts of faith. Wilbur Smith and Jeffrey Archer cross their fingers when their latest title rolls off the printing press. Amazon-Kindle and e-books have provided a level playing field. New authors, who in the past would have received wads of rejection slips, now collect wads of banknotes whilst well-known authors fail. Most people spend on indulgences like photography, painting, learning a language, horse riding, taking on a pet for life. Do cynics ask: “Do you actually make money from that?” Of course not, but writing a book costs considerably less. It is a feat, most authors recover their outlay and many do well out of their book’s success. When introduced as an author there is always the ‘Wow Factor’ response. Tell them instead you

READ IT AND WEEP?: E-readers have boosted interest in books.

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

just spent time and money on a skiing holiday and watch eyes glaze over. Most authors are philosophical. If their only reason for writing was to make money, you can guarantee two things. They would never get round to it and if they did it would fail. Good books are written with passion. If it were otherwise, it would be as fruitless as attempting to sell a product you do not understand or have a belief in. Writing a book, painting a picture or creating a sculpture are triumphs that bring out the best in us. Such achievements are therapeutic and nothing

quite matches the feeling you get when you see your accomplishment in its completed form. When you spend money on a sport or holiday, all you have to show for it are photographs and memories. An expensive piece of jewellery is someone else’s gift, not yours. These are personal indulgences. The author, sculptor or artist shares their achievements with others. Their works are enduring. Today we get pleasure from books, movies and we enjoy listening to beautiful music; we marvel at works of art that were created by paupers who, at the time,

laboured under passionate self-belief. Yesterday’s libraries and art galleries are stuffed with biographies and pictures of famous, but boring people. Because of advances in publishing, posterity can now look forward to sharing the lives of today’s not so famous, but who lived lives that are far more interesting. Imagine if today we could read firsthand accounts of servants who lived ‘under the stairs’ of stately homes, travellers who journeyed steerage, soldiers who served in the Peninsular Wars. This is the legacy that today’s authors leave to the world. What will you leave to posterity?


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Return of the puritan body snatchers...


ROMWELL is back. He took up residence in my head sometime around midnight last night. Granted I had been drinking a varied mixture of spirit and grape and waxing lyrical about the British versus American education system at full volume in the completely arrogant assertion that I was not only witty and urbane, but utterly correct. At some point during the afternoon/evening/early morning Cromwell was joined by John Knox and they sat happily discussing my lack of self-control and vaguely libertine view on life. Knox was a little harder to listen to as his accent was so thick and his constant riposte of ‘burn the papist heretical witch’ was beginning to get on my nerves. Cromwell, on the other hand, took the high road and talked about the suitability of educating women. The devil was not in my body but in the detail, the detail being that I was too clever for my own good and should get me to a nunnery henceforth. They argued a bit, hurled a few insults (Cromwell: “You child-snatching windbag!”

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or the chocolate liqueurs that finally did for me, but at some point Cromwell walked away in disgust and Knox looked on with fiery eyes full of damnation (and something that looked a little like regret but I can’t be sure as his face was covered in beard). It has always been the nature of those with a puritanical bent

to try to mould others into facsimiles of themselves, a bit like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Imagine if somewhere beneath the Houses of Parliament a vast gallery of puritan pods lays waiting, ready to suck out all the joy, music, art and chaos that is the human condition and replace it with silent prayer and a pinched look of disapproval. Actually I’m not really much of a libertine, the Marquis de Sade would find me deathly dull; most evenings I’m more than content to curl up with a good book and a nice cup of tea. Unbridled passion is a little messy for me and if I’m honest I really can’t be bothered with all that grunting and groaning. So while not a puritan, I do lead a simple, rather uncomplicated, life (except for being sole carer of a sullen teenager) and as such am probably more Cromwell than say Catherine de Medici. And as for being too clever for my own good I think the last 10 years of my life have probably disproved that one. So leave your pod at the door, Master Knox, and join me for a wee dram!


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Ibn Firnas AS western countries teach their children about the Wright Brothers, Islamic countries tell about Ibn Firnas, a man who ‘first flew’ 1,000 years before the Wrights. In 822AD this Andalucian Muslim ‘covered his body in vulture feathers and a loose cloak’ and jumped off a tower in Cordoba. According to Moroccan historian Ahmed al Maqquari, Ibn Firnas ‘flew faster than a phoenix’. Whether he was attempting to fly or merely parachute is open to debate. Fifty years later at over 65 years of age, Ibn Firnas made another attempt. This time he fashioned wing-like wooden struts stretched over a cloth sheath before jumping off a Cordoba hillside in front of wildly cheering spectators. He flew a ‘considerable distance’ but his landing was bad. He said later that he failed to consider fashioning a tail similar to a bird’s.

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modern-day helicopter. He was convinced a rotor gave the pilot better control while reducing the possibility of stalling and loss of torque. In 1928, Cieva flew his

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autogiro from London to Paris, becoming the first rotating wing aircraft to cross the English Channel. Many of his blueprint designs and technologies are

today both licensed and patented. In an ironic twist of fate, Cieva died aged 41 in a propeller-driven air crash in Croydon, England.

The cause of the crash was due (in part) to loss of torque and stalling of the propellers, those very dynamics he spent his life trying to mitigate!

Ramon Franco Ramon Franco was much more than the younger brother of dictator Francisco Franco. He was a Galician pioneer of aviation who in 1926 piloted the Ultra Plus flying boat on a trans-Atlantic flight. His co-pilot was Julio de Alda Miqueleiz. They left Huelva, Spain, stopping in Gran Canaria, Cape Verde, Rio and landing in Buenos Aires. The 10,270km journey took close to 60 hours. Although their flight preceded Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight by a full year, it was not solo or non-stop, hence, it did not get the worldwide acclaim. Mysteriously, he suddenly abandoned his leftist political ideology and joined forces with his nationalistic brother Francisco. For this reason he was mistrusted by certain military commanders. In October, 1938, his seaplane crashed near Mallorca. His death and the suspicious nature of the crash has led to theories of sabotage and assassination.

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Taxing times as authorities seek to know about every last cent… A

RE you sitting comfortably? Taken the daily Valium? Good, then I will begin.

Life for us expats in Spain, it seems, is about to become a whole lot more complicated and perilous within the next couple of months. If you’ve been reading the financial comments here in the Euro Weekly News or recent emails from your diligent tax advisor you know what I am talking about. In case you have been on the moon or in denial, let me sum it up in a simple, nonfinancial advisor sort of way: before the end of April you have to tot up all your savings, flats, houses or shares you happen to own outside of Spain and jot them all down online on the relevant parts of the Tax Agency Form 720. Because this government wants a cut. Sounds easy enough? Think again… because if you missed something - maybe the inheritance from dear Aunty Ethel - you will have to pay 150 per cent of what you failed to declare as a fine. And yes, that means you will have to give away the whole inheritance plus half again from some other pocket to clear the ‘multa’, a

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Spanish word we risk becoming all too familiar with. Oh, and remember when you followed the UK government advice and invested in tax-free Personal Equity Plans or Individual Savings Accounts back in Blighty? You have to declare those, too, because here in Spain they are taxed. And although it is not strictly related, never give any money to your spouse, because that too could be taxed at 7 per cent. In fact, there are very few parts of life that are not taxing. Of course, taxes are a necessary evil and we do live in this country so it is only fair that we pull our weight. It’s just that these latest measures seem a tad Draconian. The new law is not intended to target expats specifically, rather the wealthy

WISE WORDS: Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. Spaniards who have tucked away nest eggs in distant tax havens. But since many expats still have a property or a savings account outside Spain, we are the ones who have to be particularly careful, especially since we’re unlikely to enlist the top tax gurus to guide us. Mistakes can be more than costly, they can be ruinous, so it may be worth seeking advice after all.

Unemployment may well run at 26 per cent but at the tax advisor’s they’re working around the clock, it’s a real bonanza year for this lot. In fact, with the swings and roundabouts in this sector, every year is a good year. Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he said that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) So far as your work or business life is concerned, those in authority may seek to see things done their way. Where they seem to pay lip service to your needs, that is all it is…talk. Be clear that you want action and that you will not give in easily. Humour will not help. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Putting yourself first is necessary at the moment. There is so much happening this week that you may be tempted to run yourself ragged trying to do it all yourself. It is possible to persuade others to give a hand and, although it may seem too much trouble at the time, you will reap the benefits in the longer term. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) You should bear in mind that you are the best one to decide what you want, when you want it and how you will go about getting it. Others may offer you short cuts, but is that really going to deliver the goods? I think not. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) You know where you are going and who with, but there is this one unresolved thought in your mind. It is just a thought, isn't it? Or is it more? This is something only you can answer. Be prepared this week to take advice and ask questions. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) You are still looking more to the past than to the future, but now it seems that circumstances are urging you to move ahead at more of a pace. Because the matter becomes urgent, it may seem to you that circumstances are overtaking you. The choice is still yours if you show speed and determination. LEO (July 24 - August 23) What you truly want in life is now becoming clear to you. Not for you the fuzzy ideas of the past. Now, you realise that, if you do




















LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Detain, 2 Fences, 3 Enable, 4 Castle, 5 Cinder, 6 Barely, 7 Litter, 8 Header, 9 Paltry, 10 Leaped, 11 Chaste, 12 Riddle, 13 Specks, 14 Yelled, 15 Desire, 16 Reeked, 17 Killed, 18 Bruise, 19 Rusted

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: The months ahead now are all about playing games: mind games, physically challenging games, whatever takes your fancy. Indulge your intellect and your body to find balance.

February 21 - Alan Rickman (1946) English actor and former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company February 22 – George Washington (1732) America’s first president February 23 – Emily Blunt (1983) British actress best known for her role in The Devil Wears Prada and The Young Victoria February 24 – Bill Bailey (1964)

not give a strong lead, then others will lead you. To avoid going backwards now you must be determined and clear. Show others that you are firmly taking the lead in your future. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) With your self-confidence on a high note, you are ready to sing the song of your future. There will be highs and lows but that is what makes life interesting and exciting. Do not now avoid changes for the sake of peace. What is exciting and balanced this week is where your future lies. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Where you see things failing to go your way, it may seem that others are being

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This week in history 1594 – Henry IV was crowned King of France at a Catholic ceremony in the Cathedral of Chartres. 1925 – The first issue of The New Yorker newspaper was published. 1956 – Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with his track ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’ 1981 – Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Price Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. 1993 – Six people are killed and more than a thousand are injured after a car bomb exploded under the World Trade Center in New York. 1998 – Tornadoes in Florida killed 42 people and damage and destroyed 2,600 homes and businesses. 2009 – 750 people are arrested for drug trafficking in ‘Operation Xcellerator’ investigation in one of the biggest organised crimes in American history.

Popular British stand-up comedian February 25 – George Harrison (1943) Lead guitarist of the Beatles Jose Maria Aznar Born February 25, 1953, he was Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He is the grandson of Manuel Aznar Zubigaray, a prominent journalist during the Franco era, and both his father and grandfather held governmental positions under Franco. He graduated in law from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1975. He became a Tax Inspector in 1976. As a teenager, he was a member of the Frente de Estudiantes Sindicalistas (FES), a Student Union supporting the Falange, Francoʼs one-party fascist organisation.


unfair. It is unlikely to be that simple. Perhaps, by being too easy-going and friendly, you have given the impression of not being particularly caring. State your case and change the tune. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Judgement may be impaired this week and it would be advisable to get second and even third opinions. In much the same way that you sometimes have an instinctive feel for things and situations, you now have this sensation about a certain person. An unbiased and imaginative opinion scatters your stress. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) This week be prepared to be forthright when it comes to a certain difficult situation. This involves

February 26 –Johnny Cash (1932) Influential American singer and songwrite


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someone trying to get you to make a decision you are either not sure of or against. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Are you being pushed into a corner? There is no need to respond with aggression, but a smooth and fast move is required to avoid this. They say that forewarned is forearmed. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You are looking to having everything your own way, which may not be entirely out of the question. The only sticking point could be that you are not even willing to be sharp with someone who has been far from straight with you. Be prepared to trip over a loose end later if you do not tie it up now.

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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 Y) 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 (FACT) to the end word (MOOD) 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 (HEATED) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.


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Across 1 Commissioned work? (5) 4 Dossiers? No sir! Medical units (5) 7 Blackberries turn cars around (8) 8 Take care of seat (4) 9 Bring round rude apes by mistake (8) 11 Trail from the Carpathian Mountains (4) 12 Is put off by the bad end, which is silly (6) 14 Mass is the place where one gets help (6) 16 Unfermented wine is essential (4) 18 The Spanish notice changes of appointment (8) 20 Hanker after a coniferous tree (4) 21 Example of epic men's makeup (8) 23 The kitchen features are drops in the ocean (5) 24 Trials for important matches (5) Down 1 Learner damaged Ted's nut (7) 2 Ancient instruments discovered in famous family residence (5) 3 Sounds like a star issue (3)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Cuellos (5) 4 Pala (para cavar) (5) 7 Airports (11) 8 Preguntar (3) 9 To see (3) 14 Stepbrother (11) 15 Pueblos (5) 16 Wide (street, river, trousers) (5)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS Down 1 Full-bodied (6) 2 Small songbird (7) 3 Concerning navigation, sailors or the sea (8) 4 Classify (4) 5 Keyboard instrument (5) 6 Athlete (6) 7 Part of wicket (5) 13 Real estate (8) 16 Apprentice (7) 17 Central European country (6) 19 Faith (5) 20 Guard (6) 22 Mistake (5) 24 Simple (4)

CRYPTIC Across: 1 Hengist, 5 Pass, 8 Inlay, 9 Laconic, 11 Oars, 12 Nagasaki, 15 Fiend, 16 Acres, 1 9 Anglican, 21 Undo, 23 Account, 25 Dense, 26 Deed, 27 Bassist. Down: 2 Enlarging, 3 Guys, 4 Sultan, 5 Pro, 6 Skink, 7 Pilot, 10 Chance, 13 Apennines, 14 In lieu, 17 Mantra, 18 Money, 20 Nacre, 22 Odds, 24 Old.

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ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Torre, 4 Ataud, 7 Ice, 8 Puppies, 9 Raindrops, 13 Earring, 15 Arm, 16 Entre, 17 Spear. Down: 1 Twin, 2 Rueda, 3 Expensive, 4 Asparagus, 5 Ahi, 6 Desk, 10 Peace, 11 Jefe, 12 Amar, 14 Rat.


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 10 represents H and 4 represents Z, so fill in H every time the figure 10 appears and Z every time the figure 4 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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Kat Shakespeare is one heart-pounding step from bankruptcy when she lands a lucrative contract to troubleshoot a South London multi-million-pound council housing estate makeover. After a human skeleton is

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Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Ellie Goulding is an English singersongwriter from Hereford. This is her second album and is a collection of experimental, dynamic song writing blended with electronic and folk influences.

4 Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. Opposites is the band’s sixth album and experiments with a diverse range of musical style and instruments. Their music influences include Nirvana and Metallica

5 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording Les Misérables is a sung-through play based on the novel of the same name by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo. This album is a collection of music from the recent motion picture.

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Fleetwood Mac are a BritishAmerican rock band from London. Rumours is the eleventh album from the band and was originally released in 1997 and became the fastest selling LP in history. Their influences include The Beach Boys and Al Green. Harris – 18 Months 8 Calvin Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. His unique style of

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Just joking What do sea monsters eat? Fish 'n' Ships What do you call spiders who have just got married? Newly-Webs! What do invisible people drink? Evaporated Milk! Why do they compare men with roses? You have to watch out for the thorns!

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As former soccer star and alcoholic Paul Gascoigne undergoes rehab in the US, England footballers and the FA have paid €48,000 towards treatment, also

being financed by Piers Morgan and friends. Could this money perhaps be better spent? EWN newsdesk reports.

Gascoigne’s alcohol rehab cash wasted or well spent?

OSE LUIS GONZALEZ, a 56-year-old salesman from Madrid visiting family in Altea, thinks it’s a waste of money to pay for more rehab, but also considers footballers can afford it. “Since footballers are so ridiculously overpaid they’re not likely to miss the money, are they?” he said. Spanish resident Sito Fabrega Navarro, who is the president of Albox Football Club, said: “Footballers can spend their money where they like. If they want to drink themselves to death it’s their choice.” Recently retired Oria resident Wilhelmina Rice said: “George Best was given a new liver and it didn’t stop him. These footballers should be like Alan Sugar and give their money to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.” Roger Davies, a retired mechanic from Benalmadena, was surprised to hear the news. “Where is his family when he needs help? Maybe they have given up on him after all these years of abusing himself.” Meanwhile Tony Quintero, from La Marina, felt that Paul Gascoigne has made enough money over the years to pay for his own rehab. “It would be nice to

know a few famous people who would be willing to pay for their mistakes.” He added: “I do hope he gets sorted out, but I think the money could have been better spent going to charity.” Alicia Pico, a student at Alicante University, had never heard of Paul Gascoigne. Once the Euro Weekly News briefed her on the troubled footballer’s career and his failed attempts at rehabilitation, Alicia felt compassion towards him. “Everyone deserves a second chance,” she said. But Terry Matthews, a resident of La Marina, feels Gascoigne should pay for his own rehabilitation. “He should take responsibility and sort himself out, it is not down to anyone else.” Fuengirola resident Simon Canales believes there is no hope left for Gascoigne. “After hearing that he was drinking two litres of gin every day and his massive drug binges, I don’t think he can ever recover mentally or physically.” UNDERGOING REHAB: Paul Gascoigne

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It’s chilly here but soaring temperatures in the UK THE winter weather on the Costa coastlines has not been anything to write home about. My fleece has not been off my back. With night-time temperatures at just 10ºC, I became something of a recluse. According to Spanish media, it has been the windiest winter for 20 years. Considering the wind-chill factor, we can presume it has hardly been the warmest. I had a right to feel sorry for myself. That was until I read the headline of a UK newspaper: ‘Temperatures set to soar to 10ºC’. I suppose it is a matter of expectations and perspectives.

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh To comment on any of the issues raised in Mike’s column, go to /columnists/mikewalsh

Rattling swords WITH increasing rancour between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, one hopes that Brits abroad will be the most conciliatory ambassadors imaginable. Occasionally swords cross over Spanish naval incursions in disputed territorial seas off

WRAP UP: Spain has had the windiest winter for 20 years, but is incomparable to the UK. Gibraltar. It is easy for those whose umbilical cords are tied to mother countries to be passionately defensive. On such issues, I think the less said the

better. There has not been much progress if over 300 years politicians cannot reach amicable compromise so we all share and benefit.

A rum bunch ONE very famous Spaniard who did like the British was Jorge Juan y Santalices (17131773). His achievements in natural science, humanitarianism, exploration and naval expertise are far too numerous to mention here. He liked the British foe so much that he spied against them on behalf of the Spanish Crown. The wily chap coveted Britain’s shipbuilding expertise. Such was his chutzpah that he recruited British shipbuilders to design and build Spanish ships later used against the British Crown forces. Because the French did not follow his example, they lost the Battle of Trafalgar, so it is said. What a rum bunch we all are!

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Finding a way to deal with the menopause OUR attitude towards the menopause is as diverse as the treatments we try to ease its symptoms; some women grit their teeth and try to ignore it, others seek medical help, some go for complementary therapies, and a lucky few sail through blissfully unaware. The menopause, marking the cessation of ovulation in a woman’s body, can take a few months or several years. Symptoms vary from mild to severe and include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, By Estelle vaginal dryness, headaches or weight gain. MENOPAUSE EASE: Acupuncture is just one solution. Mitchell Medical treatment, usually Hormone eating nourishing and Get moving Replacement Therapy cooling foods and Symptoms such as mood swings (HRT), may alleviate hot flushes and treatments such as acupuncture. and depression are associated with prevent osteoporosis but it also So is there an alternative for stagnation of Qi (energy) and regular increases the risk of breast, ovarian something that every woman thinks exercise can be used to alleviate this. and uterine cancer, and has a number they ‘should’ go through? The short Take time for yourself of side-effects. answer is, yes! Schedule a quiet time in your day, Asian women tend to suffer less Acupuncture read, walk outside, do some gentle from menopausal symptoms. Over 3,000 years old, acupuncture exercise like yoga or taichi. Make sure According to Chinese medicine, in a has long been used to treat hormonal you get plenty of sleep, take a break state of health, menopause should be imbalances including menopausal from the stimulation of the TV. symptom-free. The appearance of symptoms. The aim of acupuncture is Although these suggestions may symptoms is linked to a deficiency in to restore balance by stimulating work for many women, every woman the body’s cooling and moistening specific points with the insertion of is different and Chinese medicine function, resulting in a loss of the very fine needles. treatments are tailored to each ability to calm and soothe the system Eating the right things individual. If you would like any more and a tendency to a build up of heat Chinese dietary approaches involve information or an appointment with and dryness. restricting meat and dairy and Carole Duménil, specialist Women will experience hot flushes, including seaweed, fish, seeds acupuncturist at The Bodyworks dry skin, dry eyes, vaginal dryness, (sesame and flax), beans (kidney Clinic, please call 952 883 151 or night sweats and can feel agitated or beans, soybeans and its products), a visit tired. The key to replenish this is rest, wide range of fruit and vegetables.

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Living higher up can help you slim down IF you want to slim down, you may want to move inland to the Spanish mountains as it is believed that living at a higher altitude can help lose a few pounds. Researchers found that Americans who lived well above sea level were less likely to be obese than those in low-lying areas. The study assessed data from 400,000 people living in Colorado (USA) with the figures showing that a person’s obesity risk dropped with every 660 feet increase in elevation. Other factors that could influence the results were also taken into account, like retirement age. The researchers found that adults living at the lowest altitudes had a Body Mass

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Cut the apron strings UNIVERSITY students with over-controlling parents are more likely to be depressed. That’s the claim by the University of Mary Washington, Virginia, (USA) which conducted an online survey of 297 American students aged between 18-23. Their study said that so-called ‘helicopter parenting’ affected students in a negative way making them feel less competent and increasing their levels of depression and their dissatisfaction with life.

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Music can make children smarter CHILDREN who learn to play a musical instrument at a young age could be smarter in later life. Research shows that there is a special window of learning in a child’s brain between the ages of six and eight, when musical training boosts the development of the motor skills regions of the brain. Concordia University in Montreal (Canada) carried out a study on the brains of 36 musicians, all of whom had played for around the same number of years. They were split into two groups, those who started playing music before the age of seven and those who

SMART MUSIC: Studies show children who learn a musical instrument could be smarter.

started at a later stage in life and then they were monitored as they carried out non-musical tests of their motor skills. The findings were then

Acne linked to diet AFTER 50 years of research, clinical studies indicate there is an apparent link between diet and the development of acne. The results show that eating foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) causes peaks in blood sugar levels. Foods with a high GI rating include sugary drinks, chocolate, cakes, white bread and potatoes and those lower include vegetables, fruit and natural wholegrain products. Experts suggest choosing a lower GI diet to keep your body at a healthy balance.

Drinking skimmed milk in particular has been found to cause skin to develop spots due to the high levels of hormones present. In a study carried out in 2007 at Harvard School of Public Health, results showed those who drank skimmed milk suffered from a 44 per cent increase of developing blemishes and acne. Since research began in the late 19th century, there have been links between diet and acne, with foods containing large amounts of fat and sugar being singled out.

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Sweet healing NEW research shows that pouring granulated sugar into wounds can help heal them faster. The African folk medicine can be more effective at healing than general antibiotics and a natural way of clearing infection, claimed the report. The study found that sugar poured directly onto leg ulcers, bed sores and amputation promoted skin healing. The process allows the sugar to draw out the water from the wound onto the dressing thus preventing bacteria from growing.

Heart attack survivors at risk in polluted air NEW research suggests that heart attack survivors exposed to polluted air are more likely to die at a younger age. After monitoring 154,000 patients treated for angina and heart attacks over a period of 3.7 years, the results showed that higher levels of airborne soot particles increased the death rate amongst survivors of coronary syndrome by 12 per cent and during the study period there were over 5,000 deaths reported.

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No more chips NEW research reveals that eating junk food such as chips, fried food and doughnuts more than once a week raises the risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer. Previous diet studies suggested poor diet can affect men’s chances of getting prostate cancer, but this research indicates that deep fried food in particular can play a big danger. As with other cancers, diet is thought to play a key role in the development of the disease. Research revealed eating deep fried food increased chances of developing the disease by 30 to 37 per cent.

pollution particles and the increase of heart disease and death. This new research indicated that patients diagnosed with heart problems who live in areas with higher air pollution rates are less likely to recover. The main causes of the dangerous polluted particles are power stations, factories and vehicles where dangerous man-made chemicals are expelled into the air resulting in them being breathed in and lodged in the lungs.

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T is 32 years on Saturday - when democracy was just two years old in the new Spanish constitution since a civil guard coup attempt failed in Madrid. On February 23, 1981, Spanish television viewers were treated to a few minutes of high drama. As 220 heavily armed civil guards took control of the Cortes (parliament) in Madrid their leader, Lt-Colonel Antonio Tejero made his way to the central parliamentary chamber and, waving his pistol in the air, informed the deputies that their “ineffectual” services to the country were no longer required. He and a number of civil guard officers and King Juan Carlos with military generals would restoring the rule of law now be taking control of and the democratic A new monthly Iberian history column. the country to save it process to a briefly Bruce - a former UK career linguist has studied national history and culture from terrorism, most shaken nation through for years. A Spanish resident for two notably Basque stout leadership, with his decades, he lives in Alfaz del Pi, near Benidorm. separatism. televised address to a It appeared that transfixed population a by Bruce Walbran Spain’s fledgling twofine example of the year democracy had power of rhetoric. ended in gunfire; an ominous echo He stated unequivocally that the from the Civil War 40 years earlier. monarchy, being the symbol of And when General Milans de Bosch Spanish unity, would not tolerate any ordered tanks onto the streets it threat to the democratic seemed that the coup was complete. process that was part of the But then it all started to fall constitution, voted for by the Spanish apart. people. History has, more or less, credited But the conspirators themselves

Victorious day for democracy

Historically Speaking!

SAVIOUR: Current King of Spain Juan Carlos has been credited with restoring the rule of law and democracy when a civil guard coup attempt failed in Madrid 32 years ago.

actually ensured the coup would fail through rushing and not securing support from enough officers and units beforehand. They gambled that their actions would galvanise a nationwide revolt. But most of the army sided with the King. Civil Guard units were stood down; the people demanded an end to the madness, and in all the coup bid lasted just eight hours. And what of Tejero? He is the most remembered of the conspirators, mainly because unlike many conspirators who distanced themselves from the plot, he remained true to the objective,

believing Spain needed a strong patriarchal hand, in the form of a military junta. He finally stood down the following day and spent the next 15 years behind bars. Now approaching 80 and living a sedate lifestyle, he enjoys painting and strolling. One wonders if, between brush strokes or during tranquil strolls, he contemplates his actions of 32 years ago when he stormed into the parliamentary chamber to ‘save Spain from terrorism’. It appears so far, through a more peaceful parliamentary process, that Spain is saving itself.

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ROUTE 66 bar and grill is located on Antonio Banderas square in the heart of Puerto Banus, Marbella. This unique American diner style restaurant offers great food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Their menu offers a mouth watering selection of dishes served all day including delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinner. Try their selection of homemade flame grilled burgers, juicy T-bone steaks, sandwiches, pastas and fresh salads and their great children’s menu is only €5.66. Try a fresh fruit smoothie or one of their cocktails in the sunshine on their open terrace area.

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Enjoy live sports on the big screens in their separate bar area showing a whole host of live sport

including the Champions League and the Six Nations Rugby. Their popular Sunday ‘best roast on the coast’ is

not to be missed and with their live singing acts on from Thursday through to Sunday, you are sure to have an

entertaining evening. They have some up and coming events including a special Mother’s Day on March 10 and a St Patrick’s Day event on March 17. Definitely not to be missed! You are always guaranteed a warm welcome and an unforgettable American experience at Route 66.


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Open plan and full of flavour T HE new Casa Kon Tiki restaurant in Los Boliches is run by John (fondly known by many as ‘John, The Fish’), a title he has earned for his excellent quality traditional fish and chips. Part of the charm of Casa Kon Tiki is the open style kitchen, you can see your food being cooked and the bustle of the chefs as they prepare yet another delightful meal. The extensive menu offers a range of starters priced at €3.95 and include a delicious marinated prawns pil pil, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and chilli, with a mushroom version of this dish as an alternative. The traditional prawn cocktail, and smooth pate, is also available. There are a range of meals priced from €4.95 with all the traditional British favourites including steak and ale pie or a double English

breakfast, among others. Sundays are exceptional with an incomparable carvery with a choice of meats and all the trimmings. And this week, John is making a special offer; a carvery meal for two people plus a bottle of wine for just €20. This restaurant has built its enviable reputation on reasonably priced, freshly prepared, quality meals. There is something for everyone on the menu from spaghetti bolognese to a big mixed grill. Casa Kon Tiki has comfortable seating for 85 inside and more space on the front terrace and is situated on the second street behind the Hotel Yaramar on the Paseo. They can be contacted on 678 292 792 for reservations. Casa Kon Tiki also caters for parties and functions.


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The Scottish Butcher for quality, taste and service THE Scottish Butcher is a well established independent butcher located on the top floor of Fuengirola’s busy indoor Mercacentro commercial centre. For over 20 years, The Scottish Butcher has been supplying customers with the finest quality products at the best prices. They have developed an excellent reputation with the local customers and their loyal clientele list continues to flourish. They pride themselves on providing the highest quality products and great service. The Scottish Butcher’s owner Scott Gray offers a warm and friendly welcome to all customers. Growing up with the family butchers, he has a wealth of background knowledge and experience in the trade, recognising that quality is everything. He offers a personal customer service and can recommend and prepare specific cuts to the specification of each customer. The Scottish Butcher specialises in the highest quality naturally reared meat. Their products are sourced from

QUALITY ASSURED: Only the best produce is sold at the Scottish Butcher. different areas throughout Spain. The beef and lamb comes from the northern Spain and their chicken and pork is sourced from local farms. The quality of the meat at The Scottish Butcher can never be equalled by supermarkets. When it comes to the

taste, tenderness and value for money of meat at The Scottish Butcher, there is no comparison with meat purchased at the supermarket. Weekly offers guarantee great value for money. Traditional Scottish favourites including haggis, pies

and ‘tattie scones’ – a Scottish favoured potato scone – are available along with a great range of black puddings, sausages and bacon. They offer a large range of condiments to complement your meat and poultry including curry pastes, tinned products and sauces and stuffings, perfect to accompany your Sunday roast and summer BBQ’s. At The Scottish Butcher, you are guaranteed a second to none service and only the finest produce. The Scottish Butcher Mercacentro Avda Jesus Santos Rein, 29640, Fuengirola Tel: 952 467 743

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Love at first sight

OVE was in the air on Valentine’s night at Nueva Campana restaurant. Run by local entrepreneur Garry Waite, the scene was set for romance and intimacy, as couple after couple waltzed through their doors ready for a night of passion. The mood was only enhanced by the smooth sounds of jazz-inspired music, and the special menu for the evening was glittered with decadent dishes. Among these were the aptly named ‘love potion cocktail’ that was supplied to all on arrival. A seafood platter for two was also on the menu, which encouraged diners to sensually use their hands as they flirted through the evening. For dessert, cupid’s arrow chocolate fondue – again to

Sue and David MasonShakespeare every bit in love as they were on their wedding day 33 years ago.

Michael and Pam Collins celebrating their wedding anniversary from the night before.

share – or passion fruit tart. Dotted between the tables, there were a few people celebrating Valentine’s night for other special reasons. Michael and Pam Collins met in Wales’ capital

Cardiff 34 years ago after being introduced by a mutual friend, and were continuing celebrating their wedding anniversary from February 13. “13 is a lucky number for us because I

was born on the 13th, we met on the 13th, and so we thought it only appropriate to get married on the 13th,” explained Pam. “Also, we didn’t want to marry on Valentine’s Day as

we thought it was too cliché.” A couple who didn’t think it was cliché to wed on Valentine’s Day was Sue and David MasonShakespeare. After meeting in Chelsea,

London, as part of a blind date, it was love at first sight, and this year celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. If this has got you in the mood for love and you want to share a romantic night at Nueva Campana, call 952 814 041 or visit


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Entertaining the coast MIRAFLORES restaurant in Riviera del Sol offers great food at reasonable prices and, most nights of the week, live entertainment. Appearing tomorrow (Friday) is one of the hottest entertainers on the Costa del Sol, Johnny G. He generates excitement everywhere he performs with his unique and energetic performance style. The most versatile of entertainers, Johnny G. caters for all occasions. With his extensive and varied repertoire, he can give you easy listening music to dine to or a full blown show to watch, enjoy and get you dancing. He has so much to choose from; 50s pop and rock’n’roll, 60s and 70s soul and disco, swing and big band, contemporary classics from the Naughties, superb tributes to Elvis Presley and a solo tribute to The Blues Brothers.

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ABBA TRIBUTE: Duo ‘Take A Chance On Us’ will take to the stage on Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, Peter Nabaro entertains with his Neil Diamond tribute. Peter wows audiences worldwide, where his authentic performance leads you to believe you are watching the real thing. All the greatest hits including, Cracklin’ Rose, Red Red Wine, Forever in Blue

Jeans, along with many others. Following on Wednesday, you can catch the Abba Tribute show. This is performed by a fantastic female duo that has been performing all around the Costa del Sol for three years. The duo ‘Take A Chance On Us’ includes all

REVIVAL: A tribute to The Beatles. well known and favoured Abba hits. On Friday March 1, Miraflores presents the fabulous Revival show band with The Beatles Tribute show. For reservations call 662 946 734, Miraflores, Ctra de Cadiz km 199, Mijas Costa.

Modern and authentic at Korma Indian KORMA is now established as THE Indian restaurant in Riviera del Sol. It has become very popular for its authentic Indian dishes and is enjoying great success with locals and tourist alike. The kitchen is under the guidance of one of the best Indian chefs who produces all of the well known Indian dishes in a truly authentic form, and in addition has prepared a menu with some speciality dishes. Korma has built a reputation for quality food at reasonable prices. The menu of Korma is very extensive and all the dishes come as adequate sized portions. Service is great at the Korma where the staff have a friendly attitude and it is obvious that they really care that you enjoy your time with them. There is a well stocked bar and a variety of wine on offer also at reasonable prices. The restaurant is decorated in an open modern style with a large open terrace with beautiful views over the sea and has ample seating inside and – for more clement weather – on the terrace. The reliable cooking, decent-sized portions and reasonable prices together with the efficient smiling service, make the place very attractive. The Korma is open all week from 6pm until midnight and is easy to find as it is located just off the N340 on the Riviera del Sol roundabout exit, next to Opencor. There is more than adequate free parking around the restaurant. If you would rather have an Indian meal in the comfort of your home, Korma offer a takeaway and a free home delivery service. Korma Restaurant Riviera del Sol 952 906 628


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WARM & WELCOMING: The Wine Bar is a great place to relax.//SUN TRAP: Enjoy some Sangria on their sun terrace.

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Fantastic food and wine at The Wine Bar in Arroyo THE Wine Bar is a delightful restaurant located in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena. This great restaurant has been running for 18 years and is a popular favourite with locals and has built up a great reputation for serving excellent food. Restaurant owner Stephanie Clay and head waitress Karen Harley offer a warm and friendly welcome and offer a fantastic choice of tasty homemade tapas. All their food is freshly prepared using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Their tapas menu boasts over 25 Spanish favourites including tortilla, meatballs, Russian salad and fresh prawns at great prices starting from just €1.75. They have a daily specials board offering more tasty treats and a range of delicious

homemade meat pies. All the food is prepared by owner Stephanie who puts love and care into everything she makes. With over 22 years of experience in the restaurant business, she prides herself on producing the best food at affordable prices. Over the years she has seen many businesses in the local area come and go, but The Wine Bar continues to grow and flourish, and remains a favourite amongst the local community and with new visitors in the summer months. The Wine Bar is the perfect meeting place to enjoy a light lunch with friends or to sit on their sun drenched terrace and enjoy a coffee and one of their homemade desserts.

Their drinks selection offers wines from different Spanish regions at affordable prices with bottles starting at €7. Try their sherry, sourced from a local Malaga Bodega or a jug or two of fruity sangria to share in the sunshine. The traditional Spanish décor of The Wine Bar welcomes everyone to come and relax and enjoy a tasty lunch. After tasting their varied menu and trying a glass of their house wine, The Wine Bar is sure to be a place you will want to visit again and again. The Wine Bar Los Jardines de Gamonal, Avenida de Gamonal Arroyo de la Miel 626 973 159

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Mouldfree future for food RESEARCHERS have developed a technology that stops bread from going mouldy without the use of preservatives. The new MicroZap technology, which was produced at Texas Tech University in the US, has been made with the aim of reducing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses by sterilising and extending the shelflife of different food. And the university claims it does not affect the bread’s taste. Along with bread, food including turkey, herbs and jalapeùo peppers was also tested. The bread treated with the MicroZap technology showed no mould growth up to 60 days after being tested, providing the evidence that the bread was suitably sterilised by the method.

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A compassionate service when you need it most

FRANCISCO CAMERO SL are a long established family-run funeral directors based in Benalmadena. With more than 30 years’ experience, the business has passed through three generations. Francisco Camero have an outstanding reputation for offering clients a highquality service. They are committed to providing a professional, compassionate, personal service with the highest level of respect and dignity during the difficult bereavement period. Their support and understanding of customers’ needs are at the forefront of their care. Their service is carried out with the highest level of dignity for the deceased, as well as care and support of the bereaved as they are fully aware of the sensitivity of the occasion. Francisco Camero provide a complete funeral service with all aspects of the funeral taken care of. They offer a fleet of cars, their own crematorium, a Chapel of Rest, a


S one of your New Year’s resolutions to stay in touch with friends and family back home more regularly, but do you worry about the costs when phoning from your mobile? Would you like to have access to the Internet the moment your plane touches down in Spain, but haven’t got a landline or ADSL? MÁSMÓV!L is here to help. Nominated in the Customer Focus Category for the prestigious European Business Awards and recently awarded the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status, they offer customer care in English, German, Spanish, and the Scandinavian languages. Moreover, customer care is now available in Russian, the latest addition to an already impressive set of customer perks. MÁSMÓV!L really does speak YOUR language! They can help you save up to 80 per cent on international calls from your mobile and will cut your bill in half for national calls too! MÁSMÓV!L offers the cheapest rates to UK and German landlines, for just 4cts/min +VAT. Phoning home has never been cheaper!

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have been astronomic and we have some plants that are often not

readily available on sale. This month we therefore review a number of practical ways of propagating and indicate what can be produced with relative ease by each method. Splitting of mature root balls: The easiest propagating method is to split large root clumps in the autumn or spring. This can be done with a wide range of perennials including herbs, vegetables, bulbs and flowering plants. Often pots of the latter are already root bound when

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EXPENSIVE: Garden centres can be pricey. purchased from a garden centre. We therefore carefully remove the plant from its pot and prise the roots apart to produce up to a dozen or more good plantlets from a single purchased plant. Root cuttings: New herbs such as mint and ginger and rhizomes such as irises can

be produced by cutting off and planting up a short length of a healthy strong root. Leaf cuttings: Pot plants can be easily raised this way. Remove any healthy young leaf and pin the leaf down on the surface of the soil or sink one edge of the leaf

CUTTING: Propagating plants can save a fortune. into the soil. Stem cuttings: This is probably the most popular method used by both amateur gardeners and commercial growers for the reproduction of shrubs. The cuttings can be rooted by planting up in pots or directly into a

flower bed or special nursery corner of the garden. Rooting can be stimulated by dipping the cut ends of cuttings in rooting powder before inserting them into the potting compost. For roses a useful Spanish trick is to cut a

two centimetre slit in the end of each cutting and insert a dried sweet corn seed in the slit before planting. Removing runners or baby plants: Some plants develop runners with small rooted plants on the ends. Strawberries,

raspberries, spider plants and aloes are easily multiplied in this way. Next week we will give more tips on propagating plants. ŠClodagh and Dick Handscombe February 2013

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PANISH PROPERTY CHOICE is a dedicated team of professional estate agents based in Almeria. With over 30 years experience in the property profession, Spanish Property Choice offer a fresh, honest approach to all their customers with a quality service that is second-to-none. As a family-run business, they pride themselves on traditional family values and their excellent reputation means you can trust them to give you the best service possible. Customers are welcome to visit their office where one of their multi-lingual estate agents will guide and assist you to find the perfect property that suits all your requirements. They can advise you on all areas of the property buying and selling process from start to finish, including legal requirements, advice on mortgages and any further information you require. Spanish Property Choice have a qualified team of staff covering every area of property including sales, rentals, financial and legal services. They pride themselves on focusing on clients’ requirements and

SPANISH PROPERY CHOICE: Almeria office. PROFESSIONAL TEAM: Sharon & Steve. offering them an independent portfolio of fully legal, Decree 218 compliant properties. All their properties are pre-checked by an independent solicitor prior to marketing, allowing complete customer confidence. With a vast property portfolio to choose from stretching from Aguilas all the way down the coast to Carboneras, Spanish Property Choice have a huge range of both

coastal and rural Almeria properties including apartments, duplexes, townhouses, park homes, cave houses, village houses, cortijos, villas and commercial premises. Spanish Property Choice have a rental department with an excellent selection of short and long-term rental choices suited for all budgets. Customers are welcome to browse their portfolio on their website online or visit their Mojacar Playa office where one of

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January prices stabilise

SNAP UP A BARGAIN: Now may be the time to strike.

A good time to buy?

THERE has been a surge of interest in Spain’s property market over the past year with the cost of Spanish property continuing to fall. Buyers from abroad are using Spain’s current financial situation as an opportunity to acquire bargain properties. Many experts feel that investors should take advantage of the

current market situation. Due to the euro dropping, Spain’s banks are offering high loan to value mortgages with some banks offering 75 to 100 per cent loans to Britons looking to buy here. Spain’s economic problems have left properties struggling to sell across the whole of the country.

Despite the slump in value since the financial crisis hit in 2007, last year overseas mortgage specialist Conti saw a 33 per cent increase in Spanish mortgage enquiries compared to previous years. In 2012, foreigners invested more than €4.5 million into the Spanish property market.

NORTHERN SPAIN: Popular with investors.

Northern Spain seeing increase in demand

ACCORDING to a luxury real estate agency, properties in Cataluña, Northern Spain, are the target of increased demand from property investors. In 2012, real estate

agency Lucas Fox International Properties sold three times more properties than the previous year. Many of the sales were to foreign investors along the Costa

Brava, Balearic Islands, Mallorca and Barcelona. With the price drop in Spanish property prices over the last few years, there are many bargain properties attracting

investors from all over the world. The Costa Brava is set to become a popular investment spot for 2013, with medium and longterm properties.

SPANISH property prices remained the same during January making this the first month without a decrease in three years, according to new research by the IESE Business School. This news shows a positive indication that stability may be returning after the property market plummeted since 2008. Figures show that while the decline for last year stood at 9.9 per cent, property in the capital Madrid saw an increase in value by 0.3 per cent. Improvements in other areas of Spain’s property sector are also revealed. The rise in prices of second-hand housing in Valencia, Murcia and the Canary Islands have been reported. These results offer optimistic hope for the future of the Spanish housing market.

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Divorce is stressful for family dogs too DIVORCE is a sad fact of life. These human problems can cause stress to dogs. A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and way of life that relies on us for their mental, physical and emotional welfare. Dogs of course are frequently denied consideration when it comes to difficulties in relationships. When couples shout and argue with each other this will indeed affect the dog (and also the cat). Nervous behaviour is often caused by the owner’s actions. Whenever I am called to a home where owners have a howling, barking, destructive, digging, housesoiling dog, or one showing symptoms of an anxiety-related behaviour, I always ask if there has been a death, separation or indeed a divorce which could have triggered the problems. This behaviour is a typical expression of canine anxiety. Another extreme behaviour pattern is dogs going to the bottom of the garden and staying close to walls, which is often seen when a dog’s instinct tells it that it is dying. In the

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SEPARATION: Divorce can be hard on pets as well.

MEMBERS of the Marbella financial consultancy deVere Group will run in the Paris Marathon on March 3 in aid of the Positively Pink charity. The Costa del Sol based charity is dedicated to raising money to provide free breast screening for British women living in the Malaga province. For more information and to sponsor visit or email

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wild, dogs leave their packs and go away to die. I always ask the owner of the house if there are any known medical problems. If none are known and a separation has taken place, then these behaviour patterns must be considered as an expression of extreme canine anxiety. Dogs are creatures of habit and function to our timetable - wake-up time, meal-time, bedtime, playtime,

etc. Some dogs find it harder to accept a change of routine than others and it is especially hard for the older dog, who may go downhill rapidly when faced with the upheaval that accompanies divorce. Next week I shall return to this subject and look at therapy to help pets get through these difficult times. For your local radio frequency see

NATALIE ORTEGA from Malaga will be filming a music video for MTV with actress Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical in April. Natalie is in her third year at drama and music school in Malaga and shares a passion for singing since a young age. UK music producer Simon Cowell has high hopes from the young singer, “Spain has a new star, I am sure she will do very well.”

British themed fun ATALAYA Golf and Country Club in Estepona took part in a British themed golf competition. Afternoon cream tea was served on the golf course and an evening event of musical medleys and British themed canapés and drinks were enjoyed by over 130 members of the club.

AFESOL dinner dance SOROPTIMIST International Club Costa del Sol is holding a charity dinner-dance at 7pm on April 5 at the Valparaiso Restaurant, Mijas. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner and drinks followed by a raffle and live entertainment. All proceeds will be donated to AFESOL, Association of Families and People with Mental Illnesses charity. Tickets €40. Contact 654 351 161 or

Flamenco A FLAMENCO workshop in San Pedro was enjoyed by students from Laude San Pedro International College. The pupils were educated on the traditional dance and its history by professional dancers.

HELPING HANDS: Rosalyn Rowley, Margaret Hughes, Bryan Coventry and Rosemary Brabrook.

Five years of service

LA CALA Lions Club presented an award to Margaret Hughes in acknowledgement of five years service in the La Cala Lions charity shop. All money

raised by the Lions Club is donated to help the local community. The charity shop is located in Calle Torremolinos, La Cala

open Monday to Saturday 10am-2pm. For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Rosemary on 677 059 061.


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Thursday •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches: 645 684 756. •HARMONY SINGING in Benalmadena Costa 952 560 651.

Friday •ADANA COFFEE MORNING, 11am in Plaza Manilva (Estepona): 952 800 975. •BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.455pm. 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.

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Church services •ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY OF ST ANDREW Services every Sunday 9.30am at Iglesia San Miguel Calahonda; 9.30am Capilla San Jose Benalmadena; 10.30am Cemetery Chapel Alhaurin el Grande, 11.30am St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches. 952 580 600 or •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. •CALAHONDA CHURCH - Evangelical Christian Fellowship - Sundays 4.30pm. 952 588 160. •CHURCH OF SCOTLAND Service Lux

•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.

and friends of alcoholics – 8.30pm. 670 635 201.

•PETANCA Arroyo de la Miel, 1 0 a m . P l ay o p p o s i t e t h e l i brary up the slope. €1, beginners welcome. 952 566 079.

•COSTA BOOK CLUB, Hotel Ta m i s a , s e c o n d M o n d ay o f month. 677 251 058.

Saturday •MALAGA HASH HOUSE HARRIERS, a drinking club with a running problem. Meet f r i e n d l y p e o p l e w h o e n j oy r u n n i n g a n d wa l k i n g i n the Malaga countryside., robert or 637 544 761. •CAR BOOT SALE at petrol station Europe on A357 between Cartama and Alora.

Sunday •ICE C o ffe e morning: or 952 802 549. •SEPE CAR BOOT SALE, La A l q u e r i a , l a s t S u n d ay o f month: 610 775 413. •TABLE-TENNIS CLUB, Benalmadena. Children welcome. 663 138 062 or

Monday •ALANON – Help for family

•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. Mar-

•ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES España No 1 Lodge meets 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. •ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION meets third Monday of each month at the Peacock Bar, Avenida de Bon a n z a , A r r oyo d e l a M i e l a t 2pm. •U3A LEARNING FOR PLEASURE monthly talk ‘The B o e r Wa r ’ b y C h r i s B e c ke t . The Ark Fellowship Hall, Las Rampas, Fuengirola, 4pm.

•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Arroyo de la Miel Parroquia de la Inmaculada, Plaza de la Estacion, with Father Joe Crawford, Saturdays 1pm. •THE WAY – Christian Counselling Ministry – Fuengirola. 634 369 414 or 663 708 224. •GLORYHOUSE International Christian Centre, La Nogalera, Torremolinos. Charity shop Monday-Saturday. Sunday service 11am. 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.

•ST DAVID’S DAY CELEBRATION: The Welsh Society. Plaza Mesquita, Arroyo de la Miel. March 1. 12pm. 626 292 707.

•ROYAL ANTEDELUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES Benalmadena Costa: 952 563 950. •WELSH SOCIETY COFFEE MORNINGS, 11am on last M o n d ay o f m o n t h a t B a r M e d i t e r ra n e a , Ave n i d a G a m o n a l i n A r r oyo d e l a M i e l . 622 922 207.

bella Sunday 11am at Calvario Church. 951 153 340.

Mundi, Fuengirola, Sundays 10.30am. 951 260 982.

•BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.455pm. New players welcome. 951 081 984 / 645 684 756.

WELSH CELEBRATION: Sure to be a fun filled day.

Tuesday •AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: El Zoco, Calahonda 11am1pm. 655 903 182.

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

•SOUTHERN SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, 5pm-6pm. 952 473 051.

Wednesday of month. 952 494 323. •SEPE COFFEE MORNING, La Alqueria: 610 775 413. •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 is holding a horse tack sale on t h e f i r s t We d n e s d ay o f t h e 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 parasol.singers@

•AGE CONCERN Estepona and Manilva: acestepona ymanilva@ageconcern-espa or 650 163 928.

•ACE BRIDGE, 4pm at Pueblo Lopez, Fuengirola. Computer scoring also Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Telephone: 952 485 678 o r a c e . b r i d g e c l u b @ ya h o o. com.

•BRIDGE CLUB Casaes: 655 459 576 or www.bridgeweb/

Wednesday Others


•CHICAGO BRIDGE, Estepona, small friendly group. 4.30pm Age Concern drop-in centre. 952 780 243.

•LUX MUNDI DUTCH LANGUAGE LIBRARY, Calle Nueva, Fuengirola, 3pm-5pm. •MABS Cancer Support Group: 952 833 568. •MARBELLA HEALING CIRCLE fortnightly www.marbella

•COFFEE MORNING and Charity Shop every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Los Boliches 952 580 600 •LIONS CLUB La Cala de Mijas: Second and fourth

•THESPA PLAY READING Masonic Hall, Los Boliches 7pm.

•AGE CARE ASSOCIATION drop-in centres various locations: 691 761 088 or CHARITY SHOP, El Zoco, Calahonda, M o n d ay- F r i d ay 1 0 a m - 4 p m , Thursday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. • F U N P A E L L A N I G H T S at T h e Yu c a t a n , S a n Pe d r o, i n aid of animal rescue: €15 without drinks. 952 781 177

or • G A M E S : W h i s t M o n d ay s , Dominoes Thursdays, 2pm at Bar Calla Bella in La Cala Village. Proceeds to Mijas La Cala Lions Club. 633 748 558. •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 w e e k , va r i o u s l o c a t i o n s . ties/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. remembertheperson@ •FREETHINKERS GROUP: Informal get-togethers for humanists, rationalists, secularists, atheists, agnostics and sceptics to exchange views and ideas and have social outings with like-minded people. costadelsolfreethinkers@gmail. com. •MARBELLA SINGLES Social Group meets socially for 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. 6 1 7 6 6 2 5 3 8 / m a r y •ALCOHOLICS ANONYM O U S m e e t i n g s . Tu e s d ay s and Thursdays Benalmadena 8 p m . F r i d ay s A l h a u r i n e l Grande 8pm. 600 372 110.

Coming Up •A.R.C.H Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses quiz and bingo night. Venta Miralmonte. March 8, 8pm. 635 798 219. •ST DAVID’S DAY CELEBRATION The Welsh Society. Plaza Mesquita, Arroyo de la Miel. March 1. 12pm. 626 292 707.

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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)

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

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PRIVATE buyer interested in antiques, collections, house clearances, curiosities and all kinds of art. Marco 619 232 939 (206971)


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)

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

Awnings ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also blackout blinds. Please see our main ad on page 91. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / ace (101730) 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 (202894)

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


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

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

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


CONCRETE building services, concrete structures, concrete walls, concrete pools, call Olof 607 400 406 (202769)

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)

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

Bespoke Clothing 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)

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


Blinds ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also black-out blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 /aceofshadeslacala@hotmail. com (101730) 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 (200906)

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 958 496 571 / 644 546 176 (204325)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HERBALIFE independent distributor. For business opportunities tupendos. Tel 952 932 789

CAR HIRE long term from 300€/month. Short term from 70€/week. Delivery & airport service, call 607 334 610 (200577)

FOR RENT: Office in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (206812)

CAR HIRE. Quality, legal cars from €70 per week. Tel 658 031 285 (200565)

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS. Want your own real estate business, set in a large national network? For the hottest real estate opportunity, take a look at

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FUENGIROLA bar/restaurant available to rent with opening licence in the street C/Maestro Angels Azpiazu. Price 600€ pcm. 626 248 132 FUENGIROLA for rent local 50m2 C/Miguel de Unamuno 300€ pcm 626 248 132 (202817) WAREHOUSE space available approx 90sqm, plus parking, very secure, located near Tamisa Golf Hotel, Mijas, shared with an established business, suitable for workshop, storage, cheap 350€ per month 649 013 374 (202848)

Buy & Sell POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts. Tel: 666 933 726 (203168) SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new / second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - www. (203772) CD and DVD collections large or small. TC will buy them all. Telephone 652 072 600 (200664) RARE OPPORTUNITY to buy 3 quality wooden historic ships, scale models. Victory, Santisima Trinidad, J S Elcano. Cash €350 each. Buyer collects. Telephone 952 524 251 WE BUY old radios, records, postcards and MUCH more. Phone 950 325 235 or 636 134 272 (201462) CATERING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. Also touch screen till. Items sold separately. All in excellent condition. 634 652 275 (202802)

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)

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

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) PC DOCTOR 20 years serving the Coast. Laptops, PC sales and repairs. In any language. We come to you. 952 591 071 (200826) SPANISH and English Lessons. €8 per hour. Call Mark on 711 723 134 Mijas Costa (201431) PRIVATE native Spanish lessons for foreigners. All levels. Tel 679 787 572. (201437)


Cleaning Services

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

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (200771)

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 (101611) IRISH CARPENTER. Doors, decking, kitchens, bathrooms, all aspects. Established 2002. 952 196 457, 696 064 019. www.complete-car (201422)

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

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


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: (201340) OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard, dirty work, from 35€. 632 569 282 ovencleaning (98222) L & B CLEANING services, no job too small, professional ladies. Tel 645 561 716 (200567)

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)

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


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 astrabellydance Facebook “astrabel lydance (202755)

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

Floor Polishing POLISH your marble floor professionally at half price. 671 244 683 (203209) T1 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 POLISHING, crystallizing, lasting, high shine. Regrinding, restoration of salty, dead floors. Cyril 634 455 064 TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875

For Sale/Wanted

PROFESSIONAL cleaner / House keeper. Tel 633 461 951 (204205)

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) PUERTO DEPORTIVO, Marbella, small premises 40m2, located parking area 650 409 090 (202948)


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)

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

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)

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

PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 Andrew@garden-pro (203055) GARDENER. Trees, hedges, palms pruned, lawns, fencing, strimming, gardenS tidied, maintenance. Steve 952 447 719/ 616 669 285 / 654 320 567 GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (100065) 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) FEMALE GARDENER and PLANT CREATOR, call Heather 952 113 163 or 679 462 156, Estepona (206913)

EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. Stainless steel specialists. 952 485 261, 617 065 636. (202893)


Commercial Properties

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)


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

WINDOW CLEANING. Professional, reliable, affordable. Free quotes. 629 769 136 www.window (201277)


CLEARFLOW DRAIN SERVICES. All drain problems solved. More than 25 years on the coast. Telephone 952 885 661 or 630 200 600 (206976)

Electricians ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified 24 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. www.electriciancostadelsol. com Contact Call Ian 650 151 569 (203235) RESPONSE ELECTRICAL SERVICES. No call out charge 24 hrs, fault finding, rewires, sockets, lighting, heating, aircon, CCTV, alarms, family run business, est over 10 years, free estimates. Call 664 100 479 (202855)

Handyman Friendship

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

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

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

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

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260 (202608)


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Costa del Sol WANTED – House Clearance, best prices paid. Contact Paul Vickers, 617 543 315 (201399) WANTED HOUSE CLEARANCE. We buy anything, best prices paid for your unwanted items. Call mobile 693 480 411 email (201299)

PAIN? Neck, Arms, Back, Legs. Acupressure. Fast results. No cure – no pay. Fuengirola 651 172 474 NON-SURGICAL LIPOSUCTION IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 TEETH WHITENING IN BANÚS FROM 75€ WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755 NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTS IN BANÚS 35€ WWW.TRANSFOR MALL.COM TEL. 605 865 755 PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL AND SKIN TREATMENTS USING IPL IN BANÚS. WWW.TRANS FORMALL.COM TEL 605 865 755 (200953) HERBALIFE independent distributor. For products www.herbal-nutri For business opportunities www.workfromhome Tel. 952 932 789 (201445)

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

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

MASSAGE TANTALIZING full body massages, Tantric, Nuru, Kiokuero… Incalls/Outcalls 635 290 724 (201467) COLOMBIAN LADY - Professional acupressure & cocoa massage, ladies/gentlemen, home visit in Benalmadena/Fuengirola 698 589 645 (209900)

Hire Services MINI digger and driver, self drive hire available, sand and stone delivery service. 649 526 922 (204976) MINI DIGGER / dumper hire. Property maintenance and small building projects. Reliable, references available. Simon 678 450 051 (203874)

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

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


House Share FUENGIROLA. Lady has a large apartment to share on Pueblo Castillo. 952 463 202 (202805)


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

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 (200563)


LOCKSMITH Unlock doors, strong box/cars. Change security locks, emergencies, 24 hours, Marbella, 630 333 615 (200733)

Miscellaneous WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Passport renewals and all adverts for Euro Weekly News – display or classified. Open 9.00-2.00PM (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)

Mobile/Static Homes

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)

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 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)

EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to €50 cash back for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email info@euinsur www.euinsurance (202638)

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)

Internet Loans 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) 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)

24/7 Locksmith Locksmith emergency / appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (93549) T1 COSTALOCKS 24/7, LOCKSMITH/ HOME SECURITY, NEW KEYS, KEYED ALIKE, WINDOWS SECURED, SAFES OPENED / INSTALLED, FREE HOME SECURITY CHECK, CALL Debby or Bob 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED WWW. COSTALOCKS.COM (200741) SECURITY OF SPAIN – 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH – Lock / safe opening service. Locks changed / upgraded. Contact Darren, Tel 636 770 865 www.securityof (204407)

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

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)

Mobility 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 / /


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

CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 106 (204112)

MOSQUITO SCREENS. Call Mosquito Nick. 647 072 861 (206961) Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Visit our website or telephone 661 351 877 (203056)

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)


CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done, reasonable rates, prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 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: transmat www. (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 www.robertson (201302) 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 see photo on

(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 see photo on www.robertson (201302) DIESEL Nissan Almera 2.2 2002 white, air con, 5 door, cheap to run around, be quick at this price €1,995. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (201302) 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 see photo on www.robertson (201302) 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 see photo on

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 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. Price reduced €20,995, transfer included. 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) 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

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 see photo on www.robert (201302)

LAND ROVER Discovery TD5 diesel, 2002, electric blue, 126,000klms with service history, alloyws, air con, etc etc 5,995€. 600 868 056

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 down in price only 1,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 see photo on www.robert (201302)

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)

AUTOMATIC diesel BMW, 530 estate, touring low kms. Midnight blue, leather interior, every extra immaculate condition. Was 6,500 euros, now down in price 5,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 see photo on www.robertson (201302) SCOOTER Peugeot VCLIC 50cc year 2008, super condition, 7,000kms, with carry box, red only 695 euros. Phone Gordon for more information 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. AUDI TT Coupe 1.8 Turbo, 2000 only 43,000kms, FSH, black, 5 speed. Amazing condition, rarely used holiday car. What a drive for 7,995 euros. Phone Samantha or Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 see our web page with photographs 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,

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)

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) 2009 CITROEN C4 Diesel automatic, one owner, only 26,000kms, with service history, impeccable condition, must been only 9,450€ 672 550 037 (203856) CITROEN Jumper 2010, 2.0 diesel, swb, ex condition throughout, 5 speed, very clean van 600 868 056 AUDI A4, S4, quattro, station wagon, 2004, 4.2 petrol, silver with black recarro half leather seats, 6 speed, 170,000klms, €9,995. 600 868 056 (203856) 1999 BMW Z3 Convertible 1.8 in bright red, LHD, Spanish plate, very clean car, only 4,995€ 672 550 037 (203856) 2008 Vauxwagon Golf GTI, automatic, DSG gearbox, in black, black leather, all usual GTI refinements, LHD, Spanish plate, 8,995€ 672 550 037 (203856) 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 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 (203856) 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) 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 bill (204276) 4x4 LANDROVER Freelander 5 door, 1.8 inj 99/2000 Mdl. One private owner, new ITV (MOT) A/C, full electric pack, body work excellent, ideal coast Jeep for only 3,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill (204276) 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 bill (204276) 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 SEVEN seater Automatic Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited 3.3 ltr 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 VAN diesel Renault Kangoo 1.5 DCI 2011, only 13,000klm (8,000mls) with Renault warranty, polar white, air conditioning, leaving Spain, hence bargain at only 7,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady (204276)

CONVERTIBLE diesel Peugeot 307 CC 2.0 HDI 2008, 6 speed gearbox 66,000klm (41,000mls), metallic black, white leather and parking sensors, great value at only €9,995 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill (204276) FANTASTIC value Citroen C-3 (top model), one private owner, 69,000klm (43,000mls), service history, parking sensors, fold in mirrors, stacking CD and loads more, looks fantastic for only €3,995 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady (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. (204276) 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 (203916) FORD 1.8 Turbo diesel, good condition, current ITV/November. Bargain at €750. 655 034 827 (209897) AUDI A4ADVANT 1.9 TDI, 2003, very economical, gold alloys, 158,000kms, full service histroy, €6,995. Fantastic car 628 133 270 MERCEDES 320ML CDTI 11/2005, new shape, FSH, Clima, leather, Sat Nav, alloys, electric everything, immaculate condition, 100,000kms with full Merc service history, photos available. 19,500€ or poss PX. 649 013 374 (202848) BARGAIN!!! Mercedes Benz 240 CLK. Excellent condition. Petrol. Full Mercedes service history. Eng reg 54 plate 115k. €3,995 ONO 650 273 834 (202777) OPEL ASTRA 7/2005 new shape, 1.4 CDTI, 5 door, alloys, clima, computer, ITV, 114,000kms only, with service history, drives like new 4,600€ 609 532 317 (202848) WHITE MERCEDES VITO, 108 cdi, excellent condition, 2002, diesel, new ITV, €4,250 ono. 669 965 545 (202947) MITSUBISHI GALLOPER LWB 2000, silver, excellent interior and exterior condition, every extra, from one nonsmoking owner. €5,250. Tel: 952 894 354 or 609 538 340 FORD MUSTANG, 5.0 litre, GT coupe, automatic, 320 HP, silver, 1995, 95,000kms, fully equipped, excellent condition, LHD - English registration €4,500. 693 761 921 (202949)

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INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259) MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (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. mbcmecha 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 (203172) ITV DUE! We collect your car free, pre test it, if needed do any necessary work, take it to ITV and return it back to you passed. Call Kevin at Universal Car Repairs. 603 344 714 (202798)


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 RANGE ROVER SPORT 2007/2010, LHD, TDV8, must have light colour interior leather, exterior colour preference - white. Telephone 659 006 050 CARS wanted, we buy any car, UK plated, embargo cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, campervans, lorries, etc etc, for quick decision call now. 600 868 056 fivepeastrading (203856) 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)

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



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

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 (201417)

Pest Control 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

Pets YOUNG DOMESTICATED cats rescued from the killing station need kind homes. Fully vaccinated and neutered, free of charge. We will also deliver to England for a donation to the charity. Please give one of these beautiful cats a home so we can save more from death. Can be seen without obligation at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Tel. 630 197 435 (93398) CHIHUAHUA pedigree puppies with passport. All year round available. 952 112 870 / 654 285 667 ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur. eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (206829) 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@hot (201340)

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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)

EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved, long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 (89637)

ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. It’s good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 (93321) At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a 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. 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@horserescues Tel: - 635 798 219 or 656 935 613 or 620 175 828 (93322)

SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs €10 per day plus IVA Tel: 952 112 978. www. (206776) PETCARE PET HOTEL. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Individual heating available. Introductory offers for new clients. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 (98147) COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGUNAKEN Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (202836) STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943

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

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: or www. (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 (204441) PET TRANSPORTATION by air. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur. eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848

Plot for Sale PLOT approx 500 sq mtrs. Riviera del Sol with uninterrupted sea views. 696 206 698 (201394) LAND IN ESTEPONA with Aloe Vera, 2,700m2 hillside, beautiful sea views, 3 mins to the beach, direct asphalt road access, versatile use, legal papers, private sale, please visit our website. www.spani Tel. 0034 608 426 948 (202792)

Plumbing WATER LEAK DETECTION and noise correlation on household, community and local authority supplies. Insurance reports. Intelligent testing by ISURVEY from PIPETEK: 952 891 248 (202912) 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) PLUMBER, 30 years experience, quality work, reliable service from Torremolinos to Calahonda. PATRICK 952 576 811 / 620 440 121 (202861)

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)

Property for Sale For The Latest Marbella Serious Investor and Quick Sale Luxury Property Deals Updated Daily: Mob: 616 004 771 (203792) T1 WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person/ teenager/guests, large plot, private swimming pool and spacious garage, quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €230,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501) LA CALA - lovely 1 bed apartment on nice urbanization. Secured, pool, magnificent sea views, A/C, satellite TV, all mod cons, €79,950. 666 340 298 / 0044 1443 422 421 (201470)


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MIJAS COSTA, ENTRERRIOS, spectacular property 10,000m2, sea views, main house 250m2, swimming pool, garden, bbq, two guest houses, stables for horses and two riding arenas. 1,650,000€. +34 951 773 460 SIERRAZUELA/EL COTO - 2 bed apartment, terrace, pool, private parking - 95,000€ open to offers. 626 864 683 (202957) 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 (203834)

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MONTEMAR, one bedroom apartment to let, all day sun, pool/gardens, any let 300€ pcm. 605 206 394 (200961)

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CAMPO MIJAS - Large 3 bed villa with several terraces, enormous plot, pool, double garage 450,000€ open to offers. 626 864 683 (202957)

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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)

VILLA TO RENT, DIRECT FROM THE OWNER - RIO REAL LOS MONTEROS - 3 double bedrooms and separate guest apartment - fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard - garden, pool and garage for 2 cars - 3,500 euros per month call owner 626 489 292 (202778) We need properties for our Belgian-DutchScandinavian clients. Tel 600 392 795 (206784)

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TORREBLANCA - 3 bedtownhouse, pool, parking, sea views, 145,000€ 626 864 683 (202957) PUERTA MARINA - Venice, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished apartment, lovely views, fireplace, large kitchen, €850 pcm. 650 148 945 (202960)

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TORREMOLINOS, Montemar, 1 bedroom apartment, renovated, fully furnished, south facing, sea view, 350 euros. 666 517 479 (201355) PUERTO BANUS. Holiday apartments from 360 euros pw +44 7801 427 884 www.spanishproper (202789) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE perfect 2 bed, country house + pool, 450 euros. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) ALHAURIN EL GRANDE beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath country house, pool, close town, 850€ neg. FabFincas 692 151 931 (203834) TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (203856)

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Geneva showcase for the McLaren P1 THE new McLaren P1 supercar will be making its official debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Photos from its Middle East launch in front of VIPs in Bahrain show the ‘mean street racing car’ concept of the British company’s team of designers. It will use the twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 used in the smaller MP412C. But with a state of the art KERS energy storage system power will be boosted to more than 800 horsepower. That should see the successor to the F1 accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0-100mph in just 5.5 seconds. Even the P1’s steering wheel has been designed for performance, with its diameter determined by McLaren’s extensive experience in Formula One racing. With this much attention to detail, the P1 is bound to be exceptional to drive on the track, even if it won’t be the most comfortable ride. A McLaren spokesman said: “It is designed with one aim in mind, to simply be the best driver’s car in the world, on road and track. The McLaren P1 is one of the decade’s most highly anticipated cars.

SUPERCAR: Inspired by Formula One engineering. “Inspired by Formula One engineering, it will offer exceptional aerodynamics, amazing performance and bespoke design for every owner.” Only 500 will be built, at a price tag expected to approach €1 million. McLaren calls the cabin ‘minimalist’ in its design, and the carbon fibre used throughout the interior is there for function as well as to look good. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything that isn’t necessary for performance.

There’s no wood trim, no metallic accents and no leather-wrapped dash. In fact, spartan may be a better word to describe the interior than minimalist, and the full-on race-carfor-the-street look probably won’t appeal to all potential buyers. While the driver is surrounded by everything he needs and nothing he doesn’t, the passenger is left looking at a vast expanse of carbon fibre. To save weight, the P1 forgoes interior sound deadening and makes lightweight carpeting an available option. The racing-style seats use

minimal padding, and their carbon fibre shells deliver a weight of just 10.5 kilograms each. Though standard seat belts are fitted, anchor points for six-point harnesses are also included. Even the seat recline function is limited, with the seats offering a 28 degree from vertical setting and a 32 degree from vertical setting, to accommodate helmeted drivers. The seat height (for driver and passenger) is determined at the time of ordering, though this can later be changed in the workshop. Unlike a race car, however, the P1 does make concessions to civility and occupant comfort. There’s a standard climate control system, as well as a navigation system and an audio system developed specifically for the P1 by Meridian. The car’s glass canopy maximises outward visibility, allowing precise placement while also opening up the cabin.

New concept for Toyota TOYOTA has released the first images of its FT-86 Open and i-Road concepts ahead of their debuts at the upcoming Geneva motor show. The carmaker’s FT-86 Open concept previews a potential future development of the GT86 sports coupe. Toyota is using the concept to gauge public reaction while carrying out engineering tests on a prototype. Toyota’s i-Road promises

to generate a lot of interest, having been developed as a compact, emissions-free personal mobility concept. The concept is designed to offer fast and efficient urban transport for two people. Also at the Japanese car giant’s stand will be the production-ready Auris Touring Sports and the fourth-generation RAV4, supported by two design studies, the RAV4 Premium and RAV4 Adventure.

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TEASE: New Rolls-Royce sneak glimpse.

RENAULT: Clio in running for Car of the Year award.

Car of the year set to be unveiled FOR the second time, the Car of the Year will be crowned within the framework of the Geneva International Motor Show. The award is the oldest automobile prize, which this year celebrates its 50th year. The Car of the Year 2013 will be chosen from

eight finalists: Ford B-Max, Hyundai i30, Mercedes A Class, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86, Volkswagen Golf, and Volvo V40. The winner will be announced on March 4, the day before the show is opened to the press. The selection committee for the Car of the Year award is composed of 59 journalists from 23 countries. Each year they vote to decide on the most exceptional car from all those launched on the European market. To be eligible, the model must have targeted annual sales of at least 5,000 units.

New sleek look from Rolls-Royce IN the lead up to the Geneva motorshow we have a teaser photo of the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith at next month’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show Unlike the current Phantom Coupe, which features a boxy profile similar to that of the sedan on which it’s based, the new Wraith gets a fastback look that’s very sporting and sleek. The bold new styling hints at

the extraordinary power and dynamic promise of the Wraith, which Rolls-Royce has already confirmed will be the fastest and most powerful model ever launched by the marque. Power is expected to come from the Ghost’s twinturbocharged 6.6-litre V-12 engine, which in its latest application may be tuned to deliver more than 600

GENEVA: Motor show bigger than ever.

Audi puts on style for Black Edition AUDI has revealed its Amplified Black package on TT Coupé Black Edition models. It adds distinctive black exterior styling features to the sporty high-end Black Edition. It also includes 19-inch ‘five-arm rotor’ design black alloys. The package is available in combination with a choice of four exterior paint finishes: Misano red, Daytona grey, Glacier white, or Samoa orange normally only available on TTS. In the UK it will add €840 to the list price, on top of the Black Edition cost. Specification (in addition to Black Edition) • 19-inch x 9J five-arm rotor-design black alloy wheels with 255/35 R19 R tyres • Black exterior design elements: fixed rear spoiler, front spoiler, door mirrors, exhaust tailpipes • Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with a more contoured rim • Metallic paint (choice of four colours) • Samoa orange inlays.

horsepower. Rolls-Royce describes the output as “more than ample.” In addition to extra power, the Wraith will also benefit from a lighter chassis, stiffened suspension, and uprated brakes and tyres. Sales of the new RollsRoyce Wraith will commence in the fourth quarter of the year, and it’s almost certain a convertible version will follow the coupe.

More space at the Geneva International Motor Show PETROL HEADS in Spain are getting ready for the Geneva International Motor Show. The 83rd edition will take place from March 7 to March 17 at Palexpo. And journalists, car dealers and enthusiasts from all over Spain will be going to one of the biggest motoring shows in the world. Improvements this year include more space and a more modern framework. In effect, the enlargement of Hall six will now accommodate some 260 exhibitors by using 5,500 square metres of additional space. The space behind the main entrance has been rearranged to put in

place an attractive new hall of 1,800 square metres. More than 700,000 visitors from five continents are expected for what will effectively be the biggest car showroom in the automobile world, said organisers. The extra room has been created by the organisers in response to demand from exhibitors that has regularly exceeded the available space in past years. In addition, the principal entry hall has been reconfigured and will offer an attractive new emplacement of 1,800 square metres in the new Hall three.


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SIX NATIONS rugby is back this weekend with unbeaten England playing France and Italy meeting Wales on Saturday, followed by Scotland against Ireland on Sunday. Also on Sunday, around 70,000 fans will watch Premiership side Swansea City contest their first-ever major cup final when they play underdogs Bradford City in the League Cup. Bradford’s last final appearance was in the FA Cup back in 1911. The Welsh club lost 5-0 at Liverpool in a Premiership match five days ago! Elsewhere, there’s a full Premiership programme which includes Manchester City versus Chelsea, QPR against Manchester United, a London derby between

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

West Ham and Spurs, and a bottom of the table clash involving Reading and Wigan. FOOTBALL ROUND UP Last week, it was two wins, two draws and two defeats for six British clubs in Europe. In the Champions League, Manchester United drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in Spain while Celtic crashed 3-0 to Juventus at Parkhead. In the first legs of the knockout stage in the Europa League, Tottenham were ‘Baled out’ again by Gareth who scored both goals from free-kicks in a 2-1 win over Lyon… Oscar hit Chelsea’s winner against Sparta Prague to give them an away goal advantage… Newcastle drew with Metalist Kharkiv… and Liverpool lost 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg. The return legs take place this evening. As predicted, there were shocks in the FA Cup, the biggest coming at The Emirates where Arsenal, who haven’t won a trophy since 2005, were KO’d 1-0 by Blackburn and Oldham scored a dramatic late equaliser to hold Everton 22. Unfortunately, it’s all over for non-League Luton, beaten 3-0 at home by Millwall; MK Dons lost 3-1 to Barnsley, Brentford and Leeds both suffered 4-0 defeats at Chelsea (with

Frank Lampard’s 199th goal) and Manchester City respectively, Wigan beat Huddersfield 4-1, while Manchester United ousted Reading 2-1 on Monday. • Coventry City FC has been told to ‘pay up or shut up’ and leave the Ricoh Arena unless rent arrears of £1.3 million (€1.51 million) are paid soon. • Paul Ince is Blackpool’s new manager, Mark Robins has left Coventry to take charge of Huddersfield and Paolo Di Canio has quit as boss of Swindon. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS • CRICKET - England’s women finished third in the World Cup in India, while their male counterparts thrashed New Zealand by 10 wickets in the third 20/20 game to win the series 2-1, openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales scoring a record 143 off just 76 balls.

FA CUP 6TH ROUND DRAW: Everton/Oldham v Wigan Athletic Manchester City v Barnsley Manchester Utd v Middlesbrough/ Chelsea Millwall v Blackburn Rovers Ties to be played on March 9/10. However, the Kiwis won the first ODI by three wickets. • GOLF - 15 year-old Lydia Ko hit a 10 under par 63 in the first round of the Canberra Open in Australia.

Serena top at 31 TENNIS - Serena Williams (aged 31), the oldest woman ever to top the world rankings, taking over from Chris Evert (30), was beaten in the final of the Qatar Open in Doha by former number one Victoria Azarenka. And Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian to win the Brazil Open, his first singles success in 10 months.


KIERAN TAYLOR, the young Arroyo based Taekwondo black belt, had the fantastic opportunity to train with computer game legend. Japanese Master Hwang Suil, 6th Dan, is the star of Playstation fighting game Tekken that so far has sold 45 million copies worldwide. He was at a weekend seminar at The Benalmadena Taekwondo Club. Master Suil also has 11 Taekwondo schools throughout Japan but took time out to fly in from Tokyo for this excellent training session.

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SWEET HEARTS: There was a large turnout at Miraflores.

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IT has long been a tradition at Miraflores Bowls Club for a fun day event to be held at the Club on Valentine’s Day. This year members were extra lucky in that the day turned out to be probably the warmest this year making perfect bowling conditions.

The Valentine’s theme began on arrival when all of the participants received packets of Love Heart Sweets and heart shaped biscuits. Everyone dressed in red and white with a large number in fancy dress. A total 32 entrants meant the west green was full for the event.

After all three games there were two teams level. Graham and Ann Rowley and Brian and Marie Hurst. After a countback Brian and Marie won. There was also a prize for the best dressed couple which was won by Tony and

Campsite challenge at Santa Maria SANTA MARIA Bowls Club hosted the Campsite Challenge on Sunday in brilliant sunshine. Many of the Club’s members, and regular visitors, are drawn from the Cabopino campsite. This resulted in the Campers issuing a formal challenge to the other Club Members with the event being sponsored by the Campsite. The Team and the Challengers, playing in

striped clothing and fancy dress to simulate prison inmates, mustered at the exit from the Campsite to simulate a “breakout” before setting off for Santa Maria. The Team started well and it wasn’t long before Santa Maria established their superiority. Ultimately the Club won on all 7 Rinks by 166 shots to 75 shots. The special Challenge Trophy, put together by

Esther Gatter for the 2nd year running. As a final romantic touch all the ladies received a red carnation to take home. Finally, a note for your diaries the club will be holding a St David’s Day event on March 2, additionally it will be holding an event to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Sunday March 17, both of which will be open to all. More information: Craig on 655 196 616 or email

WELL DONE: Presentation of Trophy by Chris Hussey (right) to Santa Maria’s captain John Warn. two of our two monthly visitors, Peter Burton and John Hawkins, was presented to Santa Maria’s Team Captain (John Warn) by Chris Hussey whose brainchild

the event was. Prizes were presented to Santa Maria’s two best winning Rinks and to the two most, and two least, successful Rinks for the Inmates.

THE Para Golfers Tour will take place on Saturday from 9am at the Parador Malaga Golf Club. Two tournaments will be played in the morning on the 18 hole course, one group of visually impaired will start at 9am and another – youngsters who can only manage the par 39 hole course – will begin at 12pm, followed by a prize giving celebration. The Sight Impaired Golfers Association (SIGA) is a non-profit charity based at the Parador Malaga Golf Club. The charity was founded by Jack Nusbaum in 1994 and is the first and only golf academy working and teaching the visually, physically, and mentally impaired in Europe to play golf. The association relies on financial support from the PGAE.

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Javier Saviola goal sets up Malaga CF for Betis derby A FIRST-HALF goal from Javier Saviola earned Malaga a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at La Rosaleda. That ensures the Costa del Sol outfit go into this weekend’s Andalucian derby at Real Betis (kick-off 9pm) firmly cemented in the Champions League places. Boss Manuel Pellegrini sent out a weakened side against the Basques with one eye on the midweek Champions League fixture against Porto, resting

WEEKEND MATCH: In full action Llorente of Athletic Bilbao with Ignacio Camacho on left and Sergio Sánchez on right.

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

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ster forcing his way into the Athletic area before pulling a pass back from the byline for Saviola, who made no mistake as he shot wide of ‘keeper Raul Fernandez. However, from that point onwards it required a man of the match performance from Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero to keep his team in the ascendency, the Argentinian pulling off a superb double save on 39 minutes from Aritz Aduriz and Oscar de Marcos to deny the visitors as they ended the half with a flourish. Caballero again had to be on hand after the break when Ibai Gomez drove

into the penalty area only to see his effort towards the bottom corner blocked by the Malaga stopper. Meanwhile, Piazon came close for the home side with an attempt from close range before Gomez once more tested Caballero at the other end. Athletic did have the ball in the net on 77 minutes but Fernando Llorente was ruled offside in the build-up and the goal not allowed to stand. Malaga could have increased their lead towards the end with substitute Joaquin running almost the length of the pitch only to see his shot go wide of the post. Isco also had a shot blocked on the final whistle as the hosts ended strongly to secure a second consecutive win after the previous week’s success at Levante.

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