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Benidorm enjoys a property boost

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BENIDORM is fighting a two-pronged attack against the economic crisis. Firstly, the bustling resort has the most expensive properties in the Valencia region. Secondly, more owners are revamping their homes to keep Benidorm beautiful. The town is enjoying a bustling property market with average prices of €1,945 per square metre, according to the Valuation Office’s latest report. This is far above the average house price of €1,606 per square metre. Although property prices have fallen in Benidorm along with the rest of the Alicante region, it is still a lucrative market. Prices for Benidorm’s newest apartment block, Residencial In Tempo, which will become the city’s tallest building at 200 metres high, could soar to €6,000 a square metre. The building has attracted a great deal of attention for its twin towers joined at the top to resemble the letter M.

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Star struck SOAP star Pooja Shah has been raving about her recent stay at the Obsidian Retreat in Benissa. Pooja has starred in Coronation Street, EastEnders as well as the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.

Two arrested EL Campello police have arrested two suspected thieves. An 81-year-old woman had a gold necklace snatched from her neck and was hit in the chest. SKYSCRAPER: Benidorm’s latest skyscraper is attracting high-rise prices. The city is also attracting investment in older properties with the number of licences to revamp building exteriors having doubled in three years. Town Planner Juan Vicente Iborra said the number of licences being granted has jumped

from 22 in 2010 to 43 in 2012. Benidorm’s Chief Architect Jose Luis Camarasa said it makes economic sense for home owners to renovate their properties in a town with such high values and it makes sense to invest money in Benidorm property.


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Letters BRANCHING OUT: Elche wants to become a top destination for tourists.

Bid to be top rate tourism hotspot

ELCHE is branching out to boost its reputation as a first-class destination for tourists. VisitElche tourist board is campaigning to turn the city into a tourism hotspot for visitors within Spain and overseas. It has just launched a new initiative ‘Elche 24 hours’ where hotels are offering overnight accommodation for €24 and restaurants have special menus for €12 and €24. It has been hailed a resounding success with hotels reporting 90 per cent

occupancy. The hotels are usually just 35 per cent full at this time of year. Figures show that more than 500 reservations were made in restaurants taking part in the campaign. VisitElche manager Matias Perez Such said that tourism is a top priority for this year. He said the private and public sector need to work together to create initiatives to increase tourism within Elche at home and abroad.

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Young migrate to look for jobs

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Expat badly burned in fire

MORE than 26,000 young people have left Alicante to look for work in other regions. The regional government has launched new incentives to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship.

A BRITISH man has been badly burned in a house fire in Benidorm. The 34-year-old man was taken to Alicante General Hospital with first and second degree burns. A male relation needed treatment for more minor injuries. The blaze broke out in a bedroom in the five-storey EXPERT wine tasters have building in Avenida Armada described Alicante wines as ‘very good’. They tried varieties from four wine producers including those in the Jalon Valley.

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Benefit concert THE Festival Internacional de Coros de Alfaz del Pi is hosting a Solidarity Through Singing benefit concert in the Casa de Cultura on March 1 at 8pm. Entry is €5 and helps to fund voluntary work in the town.

Schools shut FIVE rural classrooms in Parcent, Murla, Benidoleig, Valle de Laguar and La Rectoria have been shut, according to Esquerra Unida (EU). Spokesman Marga Sanz said this is another reason why people leave rural areas because of a lack of services.

Bright idea STUDENTS with the best grades in sciences and the humanities are in line to share a €3,000 prize awarded by Alfaz del Pi council. The prize is to reward hard work.

Cables stolen THIEVES have stolen about 2,400 metres of electrical wiring from residential areas in San Vicente del Raspeig. The city council will need to spend more than €7,000 to replace the cables.

Espanola in front of Poniente beach. Another 25 people had to be evacuated from the building but were able to return a few hours later, local police said. The cause of the fire is being investigated. Emergency services were called at about midday after reports of a building on fire. They had to rescue the badly-

injured man, who had been unable to flee the fire, as well as make sure everyone else was out of the building. They said the bedroom was significantly damaged. It is the second serious house fire in Benidorm within a week. An 83-year-old German man died of smoke inhalation in the previous fire at his home in Calle Virgen de la Merced.

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PANIARDS are not as happy as Britons, Danes or Swedes. But they are equally as happy as the French and Germans, and considerably more positive about daily life than Russians. The happiest people in the world are South Americans, with eight out of the top 10 in a survey of 148 nations by Gallup from that region. Equal top of those surveyed were Panama and Paraguay residents each experiencing 85 per cent of positive emotions. In Europe, the Danes topped out regionally with 79 per cent, followed by the British (77), and Swedish (76), with the Spanish, French and Germans each weighing in with 74. Russians were 59 per cent positive, while at the bottom of the poll were Singaporeans (46 per cent happy) Armenians (49) and Iraqis (50). Wealth clearly does not bring happiness, with economic indicators placing Singapore fifth in the world for Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while Panama ranks a much lower 90th. Gallup measured positive emotions by asking people whether they had experienced

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Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein regarding e-mails between her and Royal son-inlaw Iñaki Urdagarin revealed in court by his former business partner, Diego Torres.

SMILES GALORE: Spaniards are 74 per cent happy, but the Brits are happier. a lot of enjoyment the previous day, and if they felt respected and rested. Additionallly they were asked whether they

laughed and smiled a lot, and if they had learnt something interesting in the previous 24 hours.

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per cent of Spanish workers claim they have to go without sleep so they can manage to combine work and family commitments, either by working late into the night or getting up earlier.

EWN aims to please all... all of the time! THE EWN aims to please all its readers and advertisers all of the time. Undoubtedly the brand leader of all local Englishlanguage newspapers throughout Spain - forget imposters in various market places - the EWN with its strong local pedigree is reaching ever deeper into its huge circulation area. Putting out 135,000 copies weekly from the Costa Blanca North down to Gibraltar, and across to Mallorca, with six editions for its local markets, the EWN is read by more than half a million people EVERY week. Additional recent aim-toplease developments have included more copies distributed in key locations, thereby better serving both readers and advertisers. With ongoing expansion in many areas, EWN now processes almost 600 pages every week, with more local stories and more local advertisements providing the best local newspaper throughout our distribution zones. EWN Costa del Sol is over 120 pages, and Costa Blanca South is over 100 for the first time ever, making us the biggest in every individual region While some publications please some of their readers some of the time, EWN, week in, week out, aims to please all our readers all of the time. So watch next week for another development in the EWN’s ongoing quest to remain the biggest and best. EWN - everyone gets it.

and finally... A BUSINESS owner is going to rent 16 apartments in Rialp (Lleida) to families with all members unemployed and who have a child with a rare disease for just €1 per month for six months, then €75 from then on.


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Paedophile got victims online ABOUT 300 children have been tricked into taking pornographic photos. The alleged paedophile, an unemployed 26-year-old Oliva man,

posed as a pretty 15-year-old on two social media networks to chat to his female victims from Safor and surrounding areas. He contacted 300 girls, mostly minors, and struck up a friendship with them. After gaining their trust, he asked for erotic photos. He then asked for more explicit photos or videos and threatened that he would post the initial photos on social network sites if they TALKING BUSINESS: Entrepreneurs get to know each other. did not agree to his demands. Guardia Civil officers searched SEVENTY business people three minutes to talk to a the young man’s from the Alicante region fellow business person at home and found took part in a networking the L'Auditorium of the thousands of images session based on ‘speed Mediterranean in La Nucia. of child pornography dating’. They then switched to a on his computer and hard discs. Each entrepreneur had new colleague.

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A life saver A LOCAL police officer saved the life of a customer in a bar in San Juan de Alicante. The customer passed out and the officer resuscitated him with heart massage before being taken to hospital.

Bird watch VOLUNTEERS and Friends of the South Alicante Wetlands (AHSA) have been banding birds to monitor their habits at the Carrizales natural park, Elche.

Block course UP to 140 Taekwondo referees from 13 countries attended a course at the Hotel Bali in Benidorm. The referees’ course is being held to recruit and train more people.


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The device is about the size of a pacemaker. Dr Juan Gabrial Martinez and his team carried out the surgery. The surgeon said it can improve patients’ quality of life.

CHECKING UP: Benidorm mayor Agustin Navarro checks on works in old town.

Mayor takes to streets of Benidorm old town BENIDORM mayor Agustin Navarro has been walking the streets of Benidorm old town to check on works to improve the area’s image. Improvement works along the cobbled streets, including ceramic street signs

built by a local trader, are being carried out to the emblematic area of the resort. About 30 streets are to be given new signs while others are having their cobbles repaired. The aim is to have the area in first-class condition for when the

tourism season starts in earnest in Easter. Work will begin soon on putting in more flowerbeds and pots in the area to make it more colourful. A competition is also being organised for the best balcony in the area.

Wheelchair praise for Elche by professional traveller EXPERT tourism blogger and professional traveller, Miguel Nonay has praised Elche for its access for people with disabilities. He visited the town in his wheelchair to test how easy it was to get around the city’s tourist attractions. He said it was better than Barcelona and Madrid for its resources for people with physical and mental disabilities. Nonay highlighted the accessibility of Elche beaches. He added that

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Pioneering heart op in Alicante ALICANTE doctors have implanted one of the world’s smallest defibrillators into a heart patient. This is the first time this kind of operation has been performed in Spain.

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tourists tend to be loyal to the destinations where they feel free and independent. He said that tourists with disabilities tend to be higher spenders than other travellers, as they often needed more than one hotel room because they tend to be accompanied and they use private transport, if public transport is not accessible. He said tourists with disabilities spend an average of €80 a day while other travellers spend €50.

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Talk German UNEMPLOYED people in the Benissa area are being offered a free course in German, organised by the Teulada Red Cross. 965 740 916 or teulada alicante@cruzroja.es.

Home bake PUPILS at Xàbia International College (XIC) have raised €220 to help children in the Hope Restoration Centre (HRC) in Nairobi slums.


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Offers lure tourists A TOURISM boost in Elche has been hailed a resounding success. VisitElche tourism office and Elche Tourism Business Association launched the campaign ‘Elche 24 hours, €24’. Ten hotels offered rooms for €24 while restaurants had menus with dishes at €12 and €24. Mayor Mercedes Alonso said hotel occupancy could go above 90 per cent when it is usually just 35 per cent at this time of year. Hundreds of people also ordered the special menus. Football fans snapped up tickets for just €12 to watch top second division side Elche take on Huesca. Elche are top of the league and are fighting for promotion to the first division for next season.

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Saturday’s favourite day for car thieves

CAR thieves are more likely to strike on Saturdays with February and July being the most popular months for thefts, a study has revealed. The Direct Line Insurance report shows that Alicante province has

the third highest number of vehicle thefts. It also points out that such thefts have almost halved in the past six years with fewer than 50,000 vehicles stolen in Spain during the past year. Improved car security and more

Going down a storm REPAIRS have been completed to prevent Alfaz del Pi roads from flooding during rain storms this winter. Road drainage has been improved along Avenida Oscar Espla and Calle Juan Sebastian Bach.

effective policing are the main reasons for this reduction. Only Madrid and Toledo have more vehicle crimes than Alicante. The most popular vehicles to be stolen are the Seat Leon, VW Golf and BMW 3 Series. Many cars are stolen to order by organised gangs who send them to Eastern European countries.

OAP dies in fire

WASHED OUT: Drain repairs should prevent flooding.

AN elderly man, who was bedridden, has died in a blaze at his Benidorm apartment. The 83-year-old German victim was thought to have been asleep when the fire broke out in the apartment.

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Business help AN innovative new project has been set up to help entrepreneurs in Javea. Estrategia Comboi has opened its premises to offer help to business people. They will have access to advice as well as help with online marketing.

Top prawn QUIQUE Dacosta, who runs the three Michelin star restaurant bearing his name in Denia, will be judging a cookery competition. The international competition for creative dishes featuring the Denia red prawn will be held in the indoor market on March 5.


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Benidorm tourism boost BENIDORM is pushing for greater investment in promoting the

country to international tourists. Some of the resort’s politicians and

business leaders, including Benidorm Mayor Agustin Navarro, held a meeting to call on Turespana, Spain’s institute of tourism, to campaign to promote the good image of the country abroad. They called on Turespana to increase investment in pushing various Spanish regions as ideal holiday destinations for Easter and the summer. FIGHTING OUT: More than 1,000 women are expected.

Women stride out for cancer MORE than 1,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s fundraiser against cancer in Javea. Javea Equality Councillor Empar Blufer has launched the programme to commemorate Women’s Day, which will also raise funds in the fight against cancer. Women at the Llebeig Athletics Club have organised a solidarity walk on Sunday, March 10, from 10.30am.

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Sweet success at the craft fair THOUSANDS of sweettoothed food lovers are expected to attend a special weekend dedicated to cakes, pastries and

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Porn allowed AN Alicante street is to be the scene of a porn film after town planners gave permission for producer Wet Dreams to carry out the controversial shots in Avenida Pintura Xavier Soler.

Dust settles PEGO homes have been covered in a cloud of dust, thanks to blasting at a quarry in nearby L’Atzubia. Some neighbours have complained the noise and dust from the activity is harmful to health.

Pool reopens ALTEA’S covered and heating municipal swimming pool has reopened after €30,000 of improvements. Swimmers had complained about the water temperature and state of the showers. It will be open from 7.30am to 10pm.

Javea wifi WIFI networks are being installed at Javea museum, thanks to work by the Friends of the Museum and Javea Computer Club. A free audio guide and apps will be available to be downloaded to Smartphones and tablets.

sugar craft. The second Sweets and Sugar Craft Fair is being held in the IFA exhibition centre in Alicante from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 10. Dozens of exhibitors from across Spain will be showing off their culinary skills. There will also be cookery courses and demonstrations by renowned pastry chefs

such as David Pallas, Jordi Farres and celebrity chef Sergio Fernandez. A prize of €1,000 will also be awarded to the winner of a competition to decorate cupcakes, cookies and a cake. Entry is €5 or €3 for under-12s. Tickets from www.servicam.es and they will be available at the box office during the weekend’s event.

Fears over bus cuts THE number of buses and routes in Alicante city could be cut to save funds. The city council has had its bus grant slashed and needs to make savings of around €6 million. Transport Union head Vicente Alcaraz has argued the city could rearrange bus routes without reducing the number of buses. One argument put forward is to cut one bus a day on lines 2, 3, 22 and 23. It is feared the move could lead to job losses.


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Hotels lose out BENIDORM hoteliers are owed more than a million euros by Spanish tour operator Orizonia which has closed. The Costa Blanca hoteliers association (HOSBEC) President Toni Mayor said this could have a severe knock-on effect for some small businesses. However, it is not thought any hotels will have to close because of the money they are owed, although it will eat into their profits. Mayor said the fall of Orizonia comes at a time when profits are already undermined because of the economic crisis over the past five years.

Towns left without emergency transport SEVERAL towns Alicante will be without ambulances at night in the latest round of health cuts.

About time too A PLANNING headache for Javea residents has been resolved. The long-running saga has come to an end as Javea Town Council agreed to accept Las Laderas urbanisation as a public zone. The upshot is that residents will now

The Department of Health said cuts will be made to SMU and BLS ambulances with some towns

losing their services at night. Emergency ambulances will have to be called in from nearby towns, which could increase the time it takes to respond to accidents. Crevillent is losing its vehicle at night and the service will be covered by the one in Elche, which is less than 15 minutes away by road. Cuts to the ambulance service will also be made in Alicante city and San Juan de Alicante. SIGNED UP: Residents on Las Laderas, Javea. Workers in these areas have also agreed to a cut be able to get the connected to services in their hours if it means necessary paperwork such as electricity and keeping their jobs. that they need to be water.

Storm over damaged Denia beaches RECENT rains and high winds have damaged Denia beaches. In some areas along Las Marinas, the sand has been washed away

while other beaches are covered in seaweed and other algae. The beachcleaning company Pavasal will be kept busy cleaning the beaches before the

Easter holiday season begins. Some front-line villas have also been badly affected with garden walls being part-buried under sand.

Each year cleaners fight to remove tons of seaweed from the beaches along Las Marinas and Marineta Casiana, next to Denia marina.

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Popular project IN Ondara, 107 people applied to take part in a project to provide training and job placements, three times as many as last year

TV delay THE recording of the new series of the award-winning TV comedy Benidorm Bastards has been postponed by bad weather. The show uses hidden cameras showing elderly people making jokes which shock passersby.

Train shed A NEW train shed to house high-speed AVE services from Madrid is being built at Alicante station.


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Classes to boost chances CHANGES will be made to adult education classes to increase participants’ chances of finding work. The number of people enrolling in the Alicante region has soared during the economic crisis as unemployed people seek new skills and work to do. The education department is promoting information technology, communications and foreign languages including the possibility of online or distance learning. It is felt these skills will boost prospects of finding a job. Alicante region has 240 adult education centres with more than 90,000 students. However, hundreds of people are still on the waiting lists as demand outstrips supply.

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Prefabs soon be gone

A NEW classroom is being built at IES La Nucia where students have until now been in

prefabricated buildings. La Nucia Council has invested €15,000 to build and equip the classroom.

Two of the three prefabs have been removed. La Nucia Mayor Bernabe Cano said. “Our

aim is that the students of La Nucia have the best possible education and in the best facilities."

Recycling good for council EL Campello residents who have taken on board the three Rs of Recycling, Reusing and Reducing

have helped to swell council coffers by more than €77,000. El Campello has raised the cash

through its collection of waste paper, cardboard, plastics and glass. Conscientious residents are recycling 70 per cent more waste than four years ago. Head of Public Services Alejandro Collado said: “It is conscientious individuals who know the importance of recycling in today's society and its contribution to improve the environment of the COURSE WORK: Tourism students are awarded their certificate municipality.” Last year, local residents collected 401,660 kilos of paper and cardboard; 765 STUDENTS who successfully completed tourism and new technology courses tonnes of glass and have been awarded their certificates by Economic Development Councillor 55,322 kilos of textiles. Juan Luis Cardona. Used batteries and waste The courses held by Javea CREAMA centre set up the free training courses oil are also collected. in the hope it will help the students to find work.

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Singing praises SINGER Nikki has recorded a CD to promote Benidorm. A Place To Return has been released in English and Spanish, the two major tourism markets for the resort.

Dress down TEULADA strip club La Famine has been fined €150 for violating street cleaning orders by putting flyers on cars advertising its shows.

Wine tasting THE 13th wine competition is under way in Benissa. The official wine tasting will be held on Sunday, at the Centre d’Art Taller d’Ivars.


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Benidorm camp ABOUT 2,200 scouts from the Valencia region attended a music festival in Terra Natura animal park in Benidorm. This year’s event was organised by last year’s winners and local group Horizontes.

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Thousands fight to save train MORE than 16,000 people have signed a petition to save the train between Alcoy and Xativa. The Salvem el Tren group members have spent

months campaigning for the line to be continued and improved. It takes about two hours to travel by train from Alcoy to Valencia and the last train

Book swap AN enterprising young Callosa de Segura man, Alejandro Sarmiento, has set up a website to exchange school books for free. Nearly 1,000 families have benefited and his website www.donaz.es has received 12,000 donations.

Snap happy PHOTOGRAPHERS are invited to submit their best snaps of the Jalon Valley landscape. Jalon Valley HELP group is organising the photo competition for pictures to be included in its 2014 calendar. Entry forms are available from the HELP shops.

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HIGH JUMP: Top riders are competing for high stakes at Oliva Nova.

Jumping for joy THOUSANDS are enjoying the thrill and spills of this year’s Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva Nova. This is the final weekend of the first stage where hundreds of showjumpers are being put through their paces over the high fences with some top prize money at stake. The show ends on Sunday March 3 with the second phase of the tour returning to Oliva Nova on March 19 until April 7.

The tour has attracted riders from around the world including Brazil, Australia and Argentina. Closer to home British and Spanish riders have been competing. Competitors include Bertram Allen on Zenzation, Niall Talbot on Zin Chin and Pippa Allen on Cupido Z. Russian rider Vladimir Tuganov, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics, won a prize of €5,875 for winning the 1.45m Gold class.

back to Alcoy leaves at 5.20pm. Campaigners want more trains and an evening service. The petition was due to be handed to the Valencian

government on Saturday. The delegates, dressed in late 19th century clothes which was when the line started, travelled by train to Valencia.


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Police fitness POLICE officers will undergo compulsory annual tests to ensure their fitness levels are up to standard. Those who fail face having their salaries docked. A recent report revealed three out of four officers in London were overweight.

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Papal praise OUTGOING German Pope Benedict XVI has won praise from an unusual quarter, the Catholic church’s leading exorcist priest.

Gay adoption GERMAN and European top courts have extended gay adoption laws in Germany, a further step towards equality for homosexual couples.

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emergency calls is underway. The 48 year-old Chinese woman was taken ill, collapsed and later died before paramedics arrived at the London leisure centre.

Fat start FIGURES suggest one in 10 children in the UK is obese when they start school at the age of four and five. The figures indicate that the UK’s obesity epidemic has become worse over the last two decades.

SURVEY: Tesco was voted as the worst supermarket.

Got the job UNEMPLOYMENT figures in the UK have fallen over the last six months resulting in the number of individuals claiming jobseekers allowance falling to the lowest in two years.

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voted Tesco as the worst supermarket. The annual survey of 11,000 people shows the results of nine major UK supermarkets based on overall customer satisfaction.

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AN off duty police officer has been shot dead in his home in London. A RECENT Which? consumer survey The death of the 43-year-old specialist protection officer is not being treated as suspicious, but an RESS investigation continAMAZON’S operations in ues. Germany are set to come Stories making headlines from Germany under further scrutiny in a probe into policies banning sellers from of Playmobil toys has come to be used in its Ababil III third-party BILLIONAIRE lowering prices on other under fire from anti-gun surveillance and attack drone. Richard Branson has sites. campaigners over its Bank and promised to donate Safe pack with all the pieces half his fortune to needed to stage a heist. charity. The Virgin CASCADA, the German Group founder has RTL2 in Germany has entry for this year’s Eurovision added his name to Song Contest, has been commissioned an 8x60 series the Giving Pledge TWO Iranian men have accused of plagiarising last of UK format Embarrassing campaign set up in been charged with allegedly year’s winning song Illnesses distributor Zodiak the US by fellow has confirmed, smuggling dozens of German- “Euphoria” by Swedish singer Rights billionaires Bill Gates following a successful pilot. made aircraft motors to Iran Loreen. and Warren Buffett.

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RUSSIAN PRESS Smoking ban THE Russian parliament approved a law banning smoking in restaurants, cafés, state institutions, hotels, universities, schools, hospitals, stadia, trains, ships and near entrances of metro and railway stations.

Earth threat “WE must create a system to detect objects that threaten Earth,” Dmitry Rogozin, first deputy prime minister in charge of the Russian defence industry, said on Twitter.

Adoption concern RUSSIA expressed “serious worry” over the fate of

NEW LAW: No smoking.

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Stories making headlines from Russia

a Russian boy adopted by an American woman who did not reveal that she was a lesbian.

Writings stay A COLLECTION of Jewish writings will remain in Russia because returning it to a New York-based group would set a precedent for claims, President Putin said.

Gypsy care RUSSIA is going to map out guidelines to promote the image of gypsies in the country and help them integrate into Russian society.

End conflict RUSSIA has urged the warring sides in Syria to halt their almost two-year conflict and start talks, warning that both sides risk “mutual destruction.”

PRESS Self-surgery SWEDEN - Golfer Daniela Holmqvist performed surgery with a golf tee to extract potentially fatal spider venom from her leg before completing her round in a qualifying event for the women’s Australian Open in Canberra.

Meat scandal SCANDINAVIA - German discount chain Lidl has pulled ready-made meals from the shelves of its Finnish, Danish and Swedish stores after tests confirmed the presence of horsemeat.

Asylum given DENMARK - Denmark has granted political asylum to a Ukrainian former acting defence minister who served under jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko.

Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Blown away DENMARK - Denmark, already the world’s leader in wind energy, gained more percentage points in 2012, with wind now responsible for 30 per cent of the country’s OUCH: electricity consumption. ‘Open’ wound.

Exile jailed

NORWAY - A Norwegian court sentenced a Rwandan man to 21 years in prison for his participation in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He has been living in Norway since 2002.

Homeless hotel SWEDEN - The Faktum Hotel in Sweden, is raising awareness of what it’s like to be homeless, charging $10 a night to sleep on the floor or under a bridge. The money is put towards raising awareness.


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Sales of sweets soar SALES of turron made by Antiu Xixona have soared by 29 per cent, boosting revenue to €66 million. The Jijona firm made 12,400 tonnes of turron and chocolates after opening its new chocolate factory which produces the Squire brand of sweets. The growth in sales meant that the company had to take on a further 35 employees to cope with demand. Antiu Xixona Chief Executive Officer Cesar Soler said he was satisfied with the success of the new chocolate factory. He stressed the increase in productivity and quality of products at "the best possible price" has helped the company "reach a very important sales target.”

Jobless figures give region recovery hope THE number of people out of work has fallen in Alicante province. According to figures, 1,300 who

were on the jobless register in the Valencia region found work. However, the number of

CUP JOY: More than 2,500 attended the football award ceremony.

unemployed is still 25,249. The Director General of Employment and Jobs Felipe Codina believes this is a sign that the region is on the right track to economic recovery. The Valencia region and the Canarias are the only two municipal areas in Spain where unemployment fell in the final few months of 2012. In Spain as a whole, jobless figures rose by 3 per cent.

Winning players receive prizes MORE than 2,500 football players and their families attended an awards ceremony in La Nucia sports pavilion. Trophies were presented for winning teams in the Alicante province of the Valencia Football Federation. Retired Spanish footballer

and Spanish Football Federation President Angel Maria Villar was guest of honour. The trophies were awarded to more than 100 football and indoor football champions and runners-up for last season.

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Festival hots up EXCITEMENT is building up for this year’s Alicante Film Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary. Posters have been designed featuring the faces of wellknown Spanish actors, in locations in Alicante. This year’s event, from June 1 to 8, will kick off with a gala opening at ADDA auditorium. The award ceremony will be held on the final night in Alicante Town Hall.

Push for more bikes ALTEA is pushing for more bike use within the resort. Mayor Miguel Ortiz and Councillor Yolanda Gallardo, held a meeting with the Technical Secretary of non-profit association Network of Cities for Cycling, Xavier Corominas, to talk about how the town could get involved.


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Jobs boost for Alcoy new park UP to 2,000 jobs could be created at a new industrial park in La Canal area of Alcoy. Generalitat President Alberto Fabra announced the €60-million project during a visit to the La Española food production company, which is interested

in moving from its present site to the new park. Firms in the fields of innovation, technology and logistics are being sought for the new zone, which could create 750 jobs initially. A second phase of the park could see employment rising to 2,000.

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Family fight A FATHER has been accused of stabbing his son in the stomach during a domestic feud in Denia. The 43-yearold victim was treated in hospital but was not seriously injured.

Passed away FORMER hogueras president in Alicante Lourdes Torres has died aged 41. Committee members paid tribute to her long service in the hogueras (bonfire) festivities in the summer.

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EASTER SCENE: The Passion is re-enacted in El Campello

Sombre scene for Easter

MORE THAN 100 actors have re-enacted The Passion to mark the 25th

anniversary of El Campello’s lone Easter brotherhood.

Help for unemployed JOB seekers can look for employment at a new AutoServef terminal in Llorca Linares social centre in Benidorm. The device means people can enrol and look for work without going to the unemployment office.

The dramatic reenactment of the classic work was held in the Pedro Vaello auditorium. The texts are based on the scriptures with simple lighting to convey the message of Easter including the Last Supper, the Way to Calvary, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

CHILDREN aged five to 10 years can take part in a pottery workshop from March 8 to 10, organised by potter Encarna Soler in Benissa. Cost is €13 and participants need to enroll at Benissa’s Casal Jove by March 6.

Chef success CHEF Kristian Lataud has won a prestigious award for outstanding talent at Javea Restaurateurs’ Association (ARX) gala dinner.


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January saw 4.6 per cent fewer UK tourists visiting Spain compared to a year ago. Total international visitors were 2.6 per cent down.

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Bosses say ‘no more Miss’ Beauty contest company latest victim of crisis MISS ESPAÑA is bankrupt. The company which organises the Miss Spain beauty contest is insolvent, announced the Official State Gazette (BOE). The company has taken the first steps towards bankruptcy proceedings and has gone into voluntary administration. In the contest’s heyday, securing the Miss Spain title launched lucrative, celebrity careers for many young women.

Spanish company looking to offload SPANISH company Abertis is considering offloading Cardiff, Luton and Belfast airports from its assets. The group owns Cardiff and Belfast airports and operates Luton under a long term deal. Abertis, which either owns or runs 29 airports around the world, is carrying out a review of all its airport businesses. It has signed up AZ Capital and Citi to look into the division, valued at £900m (€1.02 billion) with the possibility of a sale or part sale on the agenda.

At the moment the Welsh Government is undertaking a due diligence process with the aim of buying Cardiff Airport by next month in a deal worth about £50million (€56.9 million). However, if a deal cannot be sealed Abertis could put Cardiff Airport up for sale alongside its other airports. Abertis’ portfolio currently includes telecommunications, car parks and motorways. In Spain it has been hard hit by the recession with big falls in toll road revenues.

Not least among them is Baroness Carmen ThyssenBornemisza, now more often identified as a patroness of the arts than a beauty queen. The contest has struggled financially for some years and was not held last year. Both Telecinco and Marina d’Or pulled out as sponsors and Andrés Cid Fernandez, owner of the contest rights since 1990, sold them in January 2011 for €3 million.

FERROVIAL is moving into the UK in a big way with a £385 million (€445 million) deal for Enterprise. The Madrid-based business has made the move for the services company in an effort to double its UK trade. But the deal must be confirmed by the European Commission first. If given the go ahead Enterprise will be absorbed into Amey, Ferrovial’s UK arm. Its total workforce would be

BEAUTY BUST: Competition in financial trouble.

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Orange alert MOBILE PHONE company Orange España made a net profit for the first time last year. It had a turnover of €4,027 million, 0.9 per cent more than in 2011.

Belt tightened LUFTHANSA earned €990 million last year but could decide to dismiss 3,500 employees, 2,500 in Germany.

IOU time BOLIVIA promised a ‘solution’ for expropriated Spanish companies, Red Electrica Española, Iberdrola and Abertis.

Spanish giant expands in UK 21,000 with annual revenue of £2.3 billion (€2.66 billion) and an order book of £8.2billion (€9.48 billion). Currently Amey has more than 11,000 employees and works with clients in a range of sectors including justice, aviation, and education. Enterprise has 9,600 employees and provides environmental, property and utilities services as well as road maintenance.

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Fall in trade union income and members THE CCOO trade union is losing members and money. By the end of 2012 the union had 1,143,000 members, 60,309 fewer than in 2009 when membership peaked at 1,203,309. Revenue has fallen correspondingly. In 2009, CCOO had an income of €159,290,850; this rose to €162,131,212 in 2010, but fell to €156,800,914 in 2011. General category members – including pensioners and the unemployed – with an income of more than €700 a month pay monthly dues of €11.10. Members earning less than this pay €6.70 a month, with a lower rate of €5.50 for pensioners, students and unemployed without benefits.

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The loss of union members and income has been a principal concern since Ignacio Fernandez Toxo took over as secretary general in 2008, union sources revealed. Family budgets have had to be adjusted to cope with unemployment and wage and pension cuts, with a “significant increase” in STATE-OWNED coal mining group Hunosa is resignations, said suing Grupo Alonso for misappropriation. More CCOO. At best, than 528,000 tons of coal, worth €46 million, members are switching stored with companies belonging to the group from the general to the have disappeared since 2009. reduced category.

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More cash flowing into public coffers BETTER tax revenues helped the public finances to an £11.4 billion (€13.2 billion) surplus, the best for five years. But Chancellor George Osborne still faces an uphill struggle to meet his borrowing target for the 2012/13 financial year.

£££ MOTORISTS have been warned that pump prices could soon hit a record high. The AA said sterling’s slide and market speculation could push

MARIANO RAJOY: Election promises.

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ABOUR market reforms are heralded at home and abroad as the basis for Spain’s improved economic performance. The shake-up, announced a year ago has reduced labour costs and made exports more competitive, although this has come at a price. Collective bargaining between employer and employees has been John Keynes radically deregulated while wages have been cut. Cheaper, easier dismissal has destroyed more jobs than it has created. These reforms are one of the few election promises that Mariano Rajoy has been able to keep. But they have not reduced unemployment and they merely redistribute the few jobs that are available, wrote Bob Hancke in The Guardian, recently. There is also growing unease outside Spain, which its European neighbours see as a new and aggressive competitor, whose low labour costs will invite future investment. “For every job in the ‘competitive’ Spanish car industry, another is gone in the French, Italian, Belgian, Swedish or German,” wrote columnist Bob Hancket. “Beggar-thy-neighbour policies of this kind never increase the number of jobs, as Keynes pointed out more than 75 years ago,” Hancke continued.

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prices to record levels by Easter. The average cost of petrol in the UK is now 138.32p ( €1.60) per litre,

£££ BAE, the defence and aerospace

company saw its underlying profits fall 6 per cent to £1.89bn (€2.18 billion) in 2012. Defence cuts hit BAE’s US business, which accounts for 40 per cent of group sales.

£££ THE Weston family, which is behind Primark, Fortnum & Mason, and upmarket furniture store Heal’s, has given £65 million (€75.2 million) to charity after a bumper year of profits.

Historical step to nationhood better than squabbling states I SHOULD have been writing this and other articles from the UK, where I was expecting to spend some time, undergoing nonurgent medical treatment. But, as Rabbie Burns wrote: ‘The best-laid plan o’ mice and men gang oft agley’, and so it has been with me. My flight was booked, my pick-up at Gatwick arranged and my taxi to the airport this end ordered, all to no avail when my old heart decided to take a holiday, forcing me to make a hurried visit to ‘Emergencias’ at Torevieja hospital, my first experience of such a move. Now, unless you are one of those suffering Munchausen’s Syndrome, this is never going to be a happy time, but I have to say the staff could not be faulted. Tender loving care seemed to be top of the list, and although the many tests to which I was subjected were sometimes less than pleasant, the doctors and nurses rendered them bearable, and I was almost sorry when, after five days, they told me I could go home – but not to the UK, since I am still in no condition to fly. This was my first personal experience of the Spanish Health Service and I can only say how pleasantly impressed I have been. I hope I was a good patient and that I did not stretch the staff’s patience too far. Whilst in hospital with nothing better to do, I bought and read

UNITED SPAIN: Catalans and Basques should think hard about what they really want.

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several newspapers of various political views, finding it interesting how the same items of news are reported, or at least approached, including that of Cataluña’s proposed – or threatened, rather – separation from Spain. Now, I don’t usually write about this, feeling as I do that it

is a purely internal subject better left to the Spanish people, but one columnist – I won’t give his name, or that of the paper for which he writes – came up with some comments that I thought quite profound. He is clearly antiseparatism, his arguments being that as far as much of the world - including Europe believes, Spain has not moved on very far from the civil wars of the 19th century, and that this opinion has, and still does, tended to colour the way some Germans, French, Britons and others regard the nation and its people. Of course Spain has moved on since then. The post-Franco transition and constitution has broken through the almost traditional ‘estado de excepción’ that afflicted the country for centuries, to become not a group of squabbling states, each thinking itself independent, but a NATION. The Spanish nation that has abandoned its historical malevolent past to become a strong, proud European state. Perhaps the Catalans and Basques should consider very carefully whether their own pseudo-national pride has the right even to consider overturning such an historical advance. I shall say no more, suggesting only that a National vote might be the course to follow.


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Online dating boosts economies as singles keep looking for love IN times of crisis we’re told that it’s important for the public to continuously consume products and services, because this helps the economy to continue to thrive. If people stop buying, then the companies that produce the goods and services collapse and go into bankruptcy. By continuously buying, we can ensure the livelihood of companies and can help maintain employment rates. A look It all sounds logical at finance enough, but when things for females are tight and the media is full of doom and gloom Jane Plunkett and recession talk, it does jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. make people think before LOVE BOOST: Online dating is big business. com putting their hand in their pocket to spend. sites reporting a 350 per cent increase in sign- reported to have earned the most financial There is one group of people, however, who ups in the last two months alone. Apparently its reward with an annual turnover of $280 million are not holding back on spending. A new report money well spent to join online dating at the (€212 million). German dating sites turned over reveals that people looking for love in their lives, moment as more and more singles are using this $268 million (€203 million), and French sites a total of $161 million (€122 million). are responsible for massively boosting platform to find love. With so many people nowadays in search of economies worldwide. The report’s statistics show that last year According to the report, online dating is almost 30 per cent of all relationships in the EU ‘The One,’ it seems that there is plenty of love to booming around the world, with some dating were formed online. British dating sites are keep our world economies ticking over.

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Job losses DANONE has eliminated the jobs of 76 office and administrative employees in Spain. The Frenchowned company intends to save €200 million with 900 redundancies throughout Europe to offset reduced demand.

Less profit EMILIO BOTIN, Santander president, earned €3 million last year, 32 per cent less than in 2011. Santander’s €2,205 million 2012 profits were down 59 per cent on the previous year.


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Still waiting for mains water four months on I LIVE in Fuente Amarga and I was conected to Galasa mains water, that was until the deluge. It is now over four months ago and we have been without water ever since. The torrent that swept down a gully exposed the pipework, which was just black rubber hosepipe. That being the case, the replacement of broken pipes should not be that difficult. After the first month of having to travel to fill bottles with water, I contacted Galasa only to be told that my details would be passed to their engineers and they would contact me! I have now repeated this five times and am still waiting. Now I and others have received a bill from Galasa for service charges! Is it legal to charge for a service that is not there? When you consider that only two months after the dreadful Japanese tsunami they had new roads and rail systems and water, are we living in a truly Thirld World country ? David S-H, Fuente Amarga (Almeria)

Great attitude MY wife and I have recently moved to Turre and of course we had heard all the usual stories about the Spanish mañana attitude. Our experiences have been completely the opposite. When we needed a new oven it was delivered right away, the two Spanish workmen

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use the (expensive) facilities of the person who had prevented me from parking for free! It is about time that Spain got up to date and provided the same modern facilities as France and Portugal, where towns provide basic services for a few euros or free. If camper vans are going to be banned from parking on any land except official sites overnight, then they will simply go elsewhere, taking their money with them! Peter Reales, Callosa De Segura (Alicante)

Sour grapes I NOTICED an interesting looking line of approximately 54 caterpillars. I picked one up and attached it to the end. Later I learned I had handled a dangerous insect that can cause skin irritation and/or nausea to adults, serious illness to children and death to dogs. It is known as the Processional Pine Caterpillar.

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made sure it was installed and working and were very pleasant and helpful. The same with a new fridge. When we had problems with tiles, a Spanish builder said he could be round in five minutes. Sure enough he turned up, gave a quote and did a great job. We certainly do not miss anything

about the UK and I haven’t bought an English newspaper since we moved. Why would I need one when I can get a good free read every Thursday! Steve Clarke, Turre(Almeria)

Service wanted THE manager of Camping International at La Marina is complaining (EWN Costa Blanca South, Issue 1441) that camper vans are staying in the free car park at El Pinet. Maybe he thinks that by getting camper vans banned from all places except official sites, this will increase his business. My opinion is that if I had to pay to park overnight, I would be unlikely to

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AS a mature and intelligent woman, I would ask that you discontinue publishing ‘As I see it.’ I am not alone in finding this ridiculous, inane and puerile nonsense irritating. Obviously, it is complete fiction but, even so, at a time when people are struggling to make ends meet, it is highly insensitive. And the constant references to ‘daddy’ are just ludicrous. The excellent quality of articles by your other female writers are in stark contrast. Sue Frost, Moraira (Alicante)

I HAVE just read the article written by Ana Jefferson-Smith. Would she like a guy to look after her cats? Ten is a lot. I adore animals, and for some bizzare reason, they seem to like me. I’ve just arrived in Spain from France. Merci. Duncan (By email)

Oh mother! I WOULD like to know why the

EWN, a reputable and informative publication, gives any column space to Ana Jefferson – Smith. If it’s not Mummy having to live in Monaco for tax reasons while Daddy and Long Term companion Layla travel the world in the private jet, it’s weeping and wailing about Crispin the Cad. I can only think Daddy must own shares in EWN for you to publish this rubbish. D Clark (By email) Editor’s note: Ana’s Daddy does not own EWN shares. Also, many readers enjoy the column.

I THINK the manager of the Camping International La Marina is suffering from sour grapes. Many of the campers are pensioners and cannot afford to pay the high prices some of these campsites ask. All these people want is a care-free holiday, water and somewhere to empty their grey water and toilet waste. So Elche council, don’t drive campers to Camping International La Marina so we can be ripped off, use common sense, be camper friendly and boost local shops, bars and restaurants. W Winterburn Gran Alacant (Alicante)

Thanks all! I WAS really very surprised by the help I received while having a fractured hip and trying to keep getting about. I would like to thank friends and colleagues at Javea Computer Club, local shop keepers at Javea Arenal, friends and neighbours at Toscamar and our local supermarket, the local farmacia, people at Urbatenis , my vet, Help of Denia and finally Denia Hospital. From the caring and happy doctors and nurses, down through the chirpy meal suppliers and smiling cleaners, it was a pleasure! Mick Scarles, Javea (Alicante)

Police policed WITH reference to Ed Tarwinski (Grammar Police Letters Issue 1440) I think he should check his grammar before he corrects others. Does he not know that all adjectives of nationality begin with a capital letter and not the lower case in ‘spanish’ as he stated in his letter? R Macdonald, Torremolinos (Malaga).

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30th April Asset Reporting Deadline Are you ready to declare your offshore assets under Spain’s new reporting obligation? Do you understand exactly how the new law impacts you? For peace of mind, contact an expert tax advisory firm like Blevins Franks which specialises in Spanish tax planning for British expatriates. They could guide you through what needs to be declared, and review your assets to see if they are structured as tax efficiently as they could be. If you were resident in Spain in 2012, you need to report the assets you own outside Spain as at 31st December 2012. The reporting deadline will be 31st March each year. Exceptionally, for this first time, the deadline is extended to 30th April 2013. There are three reporting categories, and you have to report all assets in a particular category

by Bill Blevins, Financial Correspondent, Blevins Franks if the value of your total assets in that category amounts to over €50,000. You are obliged to report assets if you are the owner, a beneficiary, an authorised signatory, or if you have the authority to dispose of the asset. This includes assets held in a trust. You will only need to report the assets again in following years if the total value of the category has

increased by more than €20,000. In most cases, the values to be declared are the same as those used on wealth tax returns. In other words, assets are valued using the wealth tax rules as at 31st December each year. In the case of bank accounts, besides the end of year value you also need to declare the average balance over the last three months of the year. You have to include the date the account was opened. With property you need to declare the cost and date of acquisition, and the current value. If you sold an asset during 2012, or closed a bank account, you need to report the value at the date of disposal. The consequences of failing to report There is a great deal of exchange of information between countries these days, and this is

increasing, so anyone who fails to report an asset is likely to be found out at some point. The fines are so heavy that you could easily have to pay more than the value of the asset itself. Any unreported asset may be treated as an “unjustified increase in wealth”. In this case, the undeclared asset will be taxed as general income at the scale rates, so up to 52%, plus late payment interest, plus penalties of up to 150% of the tax payable. The authorities will be able to look back indefinitely over past years to assess the unpaid tax on the unreported asset. On top of this, you would have to pay a fine for non-compliance, which is €5,000 for each reportable asset, with a minimum fine of €10,000. For peace of mind, speak to a tax planning and wealth management firm like Blevins

Franks who are Spanish tax experts. With its in-depth understanding of Spanish taxation and law, its local Partners will advise you on what you need to include in the form. At the same time they will guide you through the opportunities to legitimately lower your tax liabilities in Spain on your offshore assets. 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 www.blevinsfranks.com.


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BBC1

BBC2

2:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 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 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses Classic sitcom.

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Perfection Nick Knowles hosts the general knowledge quiz show. 4:45pm 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 Patrick is angry and upset when Denise arranges a carer to look after him. 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Child of Our Time 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Question Time

SATELLITE CHANNELS

12:35am This Week 3:30am Weatherview 3:35am BBC News

ITV 6:00am 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 Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Dinner Date

5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sali Mali Sali Mali and Jackdaw are puzzled when their lettuces keep getting eaten. Who could be responsible? 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs Peep hats make hoobelly groobelly flowerpots! 8:05am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond Robert is ousted as captain of the basketball team, and Ray has the captaincy thrust upon him. 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier Frasier is the butt of station shockjock pranks. 11:00am Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm What's Cooking? 2:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 3:45pm Countdown

6:10am Wildlife SOS 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 9:35am 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 Dirty Great Machines 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:20pm Great British Food Revival 5:20pm The Living Planet David Attenborough follows the river Amazon from the Andes to the sea. 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 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 The Planners 10:00pm The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past John Sergeant celebrates one of Britain's most iconic aircraft, the Sea King helicopter. 11:00pm Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe 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 Alan is joined by West End musical legend Michael Ball. 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. 8:00pm Emmerdale Brenda's condition leads to a scary near miss. 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm Nursing the Nation 10:00pm The Wedding Shop 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

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 Leanne gives some controversial advice, but will her idea work? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Britain's Secret Shoppers 10:00pm Hugh's Big Fish Fight 11:00pm Bank of Dave

4:15pm Disney Shorts Classic animated short film by Disney. 4:20pm Abducted Drama in which the wife of a prison warden finds herself attracted to one of the jail's inmates. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours After reviewing the situation, Lucas advises Vanessa that she should get back with Rhys. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Horsemeat and Other Food Shockers 9:00pm Murder Files Documentary series about murderers and their crimes. 10:00pm Jack Taylor Drama featuring the character created by author Ken Bruen. 11:55pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

12:05am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly shortform arts strand features a timid caterpillar and her butterfly bullies. 12:10am Embarrassing Bodies 1:15am Freaky Sleepers 2:10am A Great British Air Disaster 3:05am Dispatches The Disability Living Allowance helps more than three million people lead useful lives. 3:35am Time Team 4:30am War Horse: The Real Story 5:25am Deal or No Deal

12:50am Inside Hollywood Get your daily fix of the latest film and TV news from the USA. Presented by Mark Morris. 1:00am Super Casino 5:00am House Doctor Home improvement series. 5:25am House Doctor Highlights from the home improvement series presented by Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

12:20am Winterwatch 1963 - The Big Freeze 1:20am A Culture Show Special 1:50am Panorama Secrets of Helmand Panorama. 5:00am Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey

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12:35am Grimefighters 1:05am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Tonight 4:20am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

Mike Myers. Heather Graham.

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 11:00pm Little Britain 11:30pm EastEnders Patrick is angry and upset when Denise arranges a carer to look after him. 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 2:30am People Like Us 3:30am Little Britain 4:00am Don't Tell the Bride Only the bravest brides would let their groom organise the biggest day of their life, by himself.

Channel 5

6:00am How to Write 6:30am History Hunt 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 Great British Menu 10:35am Great British Menu It is decision time for the chefs from London and the South East. 11:05am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 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 The Daily Politics Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn with the latest political news, interviews and debate. 2:00pm The One Show 3:00pm Coast 3:20pm Mastermind 3:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes

SMC 12:20pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Channel 4

Satellite channels 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 Voyager: To the Final Frontier 10:00pm The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 11:30pm Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War 12:30am Britain's Most Fragile Treasure 1:30am The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music 2:30am Top of the Pops 3:00am Rick Stein's Taste of Italian Opera 4:00am The Art of the Night

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 Arrow 10:00pm Hawaii Five-0 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00am A League of Their Own 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Brit Cops: Frontline

Crime 4:00am Terra Nova 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:00am Junior 7:00am Wild Hogs 8:45am The Brady Bunch Movie 10:25am Shanghai Knights 12:20pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2:05pm The Hangover Part II 3:50pm Jack and Jill 5:30pm Horrible Bosses 7:15pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 9:00pm The Hangover Part II 10:45pm Jack and Jill 12:20am Horrible Bosses 2:00am Love and Other Drugs 3:55am Shanghai Knights

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:10am The Magic of Belle Isle

7:00am Love, Wedding, Marriage 8:40am Beautiful Wave 10:20am The Descendants 12:20pm Country Strong 2:20pm War Horse 4:50pm A Little Bit of Heaven 6:45pm Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 9:00pm Moneyball 11:15pm The Descendants 1:15am Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 3:35am Red Riding Hood 5:20am A Valentine's Date

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:30am Twister 7:30am The Avengers Special 8:00am Flight of the Intruder 10:00am Paycheck 12:00pm Basic 1:45pm Contraband 3:45pm Escape From L.A. 5:30pm The Eagle 7:30pm Black Hawk Down 10:00pm Contraband

12:00am Escape From L.A. 1:45am Killer Elite 3:45am Collateral Damage 5:40am In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers

TCM 6:00am The Hallelujah Trail 8:30am Gunsmoke 9:30am Gunsmoke 10:30am Comanche 12:10pm Man From Del Rio 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Son of a Gunfighter 5:45pm Legend of the Lost 7:50pm Kings of the Sun 10:00pm On Deadly Ground 11:55pm The White Buffalo 1:45am On Deadly Ground 3:30am The White Buffalo 5:10am Gunsmoke


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BBC1

BBC2

3:35am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 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 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Perfection Nick Knowles hosts the general knowledge quiz show. 4:45pm 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 Antiques contest. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Mary and Martha 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show

ITV

Channel 4

6:00am Human Planet 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 Athletics 1:00pm The Daily Politics Andrew Neil with the latest political news, interviews and debate. 2:00pm The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Mastermind John Humphrys poses the questions in the classic quiz. 3:45pm Britain's Heritage Heroes John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts.

4:20am 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

5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sali Mali Sali Mali and Jackdaw spend a day learning about music. 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 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

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 9:35am 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 Dirty Great Machines 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Person of Interest

4:15pm Rachel Allen: Bake! Recipes and cooking tips. 4:40pm Athletics 8:00pm Coast Peril from the Seas. 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm Mastermind 9:30pm Sea City The last in a three-part documentary series about the Port of Southampton. 10:00pm Wild Arabia Nature series. In a remote corner of southern Arabia one mountain range holds a remarkable secret. 11:00pm QI Quiz show in which Stephen Fry asks for 'quite interesting' answers, this time about joints. 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Footballing legend Gary Lineker joins Alan today, and Alfie Boe drops by for a chat and to perform. 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 The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Brenda is in denial when she gets bad news. 8:30pm Coronation Street Katy impresses Ryan. Gloria discovers the truth about Eric. 9:00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears 9:30pm Coronation Street Karl pushes his luck. Chesney persuades a guilty Katy to return to work. 10:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm Gladiator

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed It's feedback time, and the rival owners meet to find out what they've been paid. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Seamus reveals his uncertainties about Nate. Will Dodger admit how he really feels to Theresa? 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 10:30pm The Last Leg 11:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man Funnyman Alan Carr returns to Channel 4 with the tenth series of his award-winning chat show. In his inimitable way he welcomes viewers to his sofa for a Friday night full of celebrity chat, top musical guests and general mischievous mayhem.

4:15pm Love's Everlasting Courage A young farming family struggling to make it on the western frontier fall on hard times during a two-year drought. When mother gets sick and dies, her husband and daughter are left to pick up the pieces. Friends and family members unite to help them through their time of need, proving that anything can be overcome with a lot of love and a little faith. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away As Maddy's health deteriorates Spencer calls Roo for help. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Police Interceptors 9:00pm Ice Road Truckers 10:00pm The Mentalist 11:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama. 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama.

12:00am The Review Show

2:20am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am That's Carry on 5:30am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:05am Paddy's TV Guide 12:55am Random Acts 1:00am Hot Shots! Part Deux Charlie Sheen returns as Topper Harley in Jim Abrahams' comedy sequel. 2:30am 2 Broke Girls 2:55am Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 3:20am Bob's Burgers 3:40am Happy Endings 4:05am Southland 4:45am St. Elsewhere 5:30am Deal or No Deal

12:55am Inside Hollywood Get your daily fix of the latest film and TV news from the USA. Presented by Mark Morris. 1:00am Super Casino 5:00am Motorsport Mundial The latest motor racing action from around the world. 5:25am House Doctor Californian interior designer Ann Maurice helps home owners sell their property. 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

12:20am Armageddon 2:45am Weatherview 2:50am BBC News

BBC1

12:20am Armageddon

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 8:10pm Doctor Who 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride Only the bravest brides would let their groom organise the biggest day of their life, by himself. 10:00pm World's Craziest Fools 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Come Fly with Me 11:30pm EastEnders A confused Sharon makes a life-changing decision after arguing with both Phil and Jack. 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Being Human 2:30am The Year of Making Love 3:25am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 4:25am Russell Howard's Good News

Channel 5

Ben Affleck.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Baremboim and Boulez at the Proms 9:40pm Pop Go the Sixties 10:00pm Dusty Springfield at the BBC 11:00pm Definitely Dusty 12:00am Dusty Vintage episode of Dusty Springfield's 1960s TV series, featuring special guest Scott Walker. 12:25am Classic Soul at the BBC 1:25am Steve Winwood: English Soul 2:25am Dusty Springfield at the BBC 3:25am Definitely Dusty 4:25am Dusty Vintage episode of Dusty Springfield's 1960s TV series, featuring special guest Scott Walker.

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 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 Hawaii Five-0 -Ncis

Crossover 2:15am Road Wars 3:05am Road Wars 4:00am Terra Nova 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:50am Snow Dogs 7:30am Mean Girls 9:10am American Pie 10:45am Rush Hour 12:30pm American Pie 2 2:15pm That Thing You Do! 4:05pm Little Nicky 5:40pm Chalet Girl 7:20pm Mean Girls 9:00pm American Pie 10:45pm American Pie 2 12:30am Rush Hour 2:15am Little Nicky 3:50am Cedar Rapids 5:20am That Thing You Do!

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:20am A Valentine's Date 7:00am Lucky Christmas 8:30am The

Chateau Meroux 10:10am Losing Control 11:45am Just Married 1:25pm The Artist 3:10pm What's Your Number? 5:00pm Anonymous 7:10pm Conviction 9:00pm The Artist 10:45pm What's Your Number? 12:40am Just Married 2:20am Boys Don't Cry 4:30am War Horse Sky Movies Special 5:00am The Tempest

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers 7:25am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 7:55am The Saint 10:00am The Recruit 12:05pm Sahara 2:20pm Safe House 4:20pm First Blood 6:05pm Rambo: First Blood Part II 7:50pm Sahara

10:00pm Safe House 12:00am First Blood 1:35am Rambo: First Blood Part II 3:15am Rambo III 5:00am Circle of Pain

TCM 6:00am Kings of the Sun 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am Gunsmoke 10:00am Son of a Gunfighter 11:45am Legend of the Lost 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm 5 Card Stud 6:00pm The Kentuckian 8:00pm The Wreck of the Mary Deare 10:00pm Rocky 12:15am Phone Booth 1:50am Death Rides a Horse 3:45am Return of Sabata


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2:50am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen 12:30pm Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking 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 A look ahead to this weekends football action with interviews, expert opinions and highlights. 2:00pm The Shaggy Dog 3:30pm Athletics

4.00pm - midnight 5:25pm Final Score 6:20pm Animal Antics Derek Griffiths narrates an introduction to nature for preschool children. 6:50pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:05pm Weather The latest weather information. 7:10pm Pointless 8:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief Celebrity-packed dance show in conjunction with Comic Relief. 9:25pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 10:15pm Casualty 11:05pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:20pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:25pm Match of the Day

12:55am The Football League Show Highlights from the day's Football League games. 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Merlin 8:45pm Doctor Who Science fiction series about the adventures of an alien time-traveller, known as The Doctor. 9:30pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 11:20pm World's Craziest Fools Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world. 11:50pm Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:12am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 12:35am American Dad! 12:57am American Dad! 1:20am Russell Howard's Good News 1:50am Russell Howard's Good News 2:20am World's Craziest Fools 2:50am Year of Making Love 3:50am Being Human

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

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 Epic series exploring life's grand themes through Britain's rich and colourful history. 12:00pm Meet the Ancestors 12:30pm Map Man 1:00pm Indian Food Made Easy 1:30pm Mastermind Classic quiz show. 2:00pm University Challenge 2:30pm Dirk Bogarde Talking Pictures 3:15pm Doctor in the House

5:30am 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 ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:35pm Columbo Peter Falk dons the shabby mac and lights up a cheap cigar for more top drawer US detective drama. 3:35pm Celebrity Chase

5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Will and Grace 8:25am FIM Superbike World Championship 8:55am The Morning Line 9:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:25am 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 1:20pm The Simpsons 1:50pm Undercover Boss USA 2:45pm Channel 4 Racing

5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge 6:10am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai A new generation of Rangers battle against the dark forces of the Netherworld. 11:35am Batman - The Brave and the Bold 12:05pm Looney Tunes 12:15pm Highland Emergency 12:45pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge Documentary series. 1:45pm Beat the Ancestors 2:45pm Mosquito Squadron

4:40pm Coast 5:25pm Athletics Coverage of all the latest action from the world of Athletics. 7:00pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Dad's Army He's throwing his weight around again! 9:30pm Natural World Special 10:30pm Howard Goodall's Story of Music 11:30pm First Grader

4:35pm Dragonheart 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 You've Been Framed and Famous! 8:00pm Saturday Night Takeaway 9:15pm The Cube 10:15pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:15pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:30pm Body of Lies

5:05pm Come Dine with Me 5:35pm Come Dine with Me 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. 8:00pm 4thought.tv 8:05pm Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King 9:00pm Kevin Mccloud's Man Made Home 10:00pm Transporter 3 Olivier Megaton takes the helm for the third instalment in the high-octane action thriller franchise.

4:30pm Vera Cruz 6:20pm Chisum 8:25pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:30pm CSI: NY New York-based spin-off of the crime drama series. 9:15pm NCIS A team of special agents, operating outside the military chain of command, must investigate any crime with pieces of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. 10:10pm NCIS A team of special agents, operating outside the military chain of command, must investigate any crime with pieces of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. 11:05pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Drama series about an elite force based in New York which investigates sexually oriented crimes.

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4:30pm - Vera Cruz Western with Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster and Sara Montiel.

12:05am Jumper 1:45am Tim Minchin: Ready for This? 3:15am Southland 3:55am Hollyoaks Omnibus Darren concocts an elaborate plan to secure his family's future. 1:50am Jackpot247 4:00am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program. 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

1:00am The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

BBC4 8:00pm Britain's Natural World 9:00pm Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's 10:00pm Spiral 4: State of Terror 10:55pm Spiral 4: State of Terror 11:50pm Dusty Springfield at the BBC 12:50am The Beatles' Please Please Me - Re-Making a Classic 1:50am Top of the Pops 1978 2:20am Janet Jackson: Taking Control 3:20am Sounds of the 70s 3:50am Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's

12:05am Law and Order: Criminal Intent From the award winning Law and Order family, comes this outstanding companion legal crime drama Criminal Intent. This unique series integrates an additional psychological dimension into the storyline by exposing major crimes from the criminal's perspective. 1:00am Super Casino

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Luton Airport 7:30am Luton Airport 8:00am Luton Airport 8:30am Got to Dance 9:00am Raising Hope 9:30am Raising Hope 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Got to Dance 1:30pm Got to Dance 2:00pm Got to Dance 2:30pm Got to Dance 3:00pm Got to Dance 3:30pm 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 Robbie Williams: Take the Crown 1:15am Miami SWAT 2:15am

Miami SWAT 3:15am Hawaii Five-0 -Ncis Crossover 4:15am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:05am Crash Test Dummies

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:20am That Thing You Do! 7:15am The Change-Up 9:10am Rio 10:50am Jesus Henry Christ 12:25pm Boat Trip 2:05pm Evolution 3:50pm Rio 5:30pm Without a Paddle 7:15pm The Big Year 9:00pm The Change-Up 11:00pm Road Trip 12:35am Boat Trip 2:15am Without a Paddle 3:55am Evolution 5:40am The Big Year

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:00am A Little Bit of Heaven

8:50am It's Kind of a Funny Story 10:40am Some Kind of Wonderful 12:20pm Super 8 35mm Special 12:50pm The Vow 2:40pm A Little Bit of Heaven

5:15pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 7:45pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 10:00pm Immortals

4:30pm The Conspirator 6:40pm Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Special 7:10pm It's Kind of a Funny Story 9:00pm The Vow 10:45pm The Help

12:00am Broken Arrow 1:50am Battle: Los Angeles 3:50am Money Train

1:15am Sisters and Brothers 2:45am Girl, Interrupted

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:00am Circle of Pain 6:30am Fantastic Voyage 8:15am The Avengers Special 8:45am Over the Top 10:30am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 1:00pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3:15pm Immortals

TCM 6:00am The Wreck of the Mary Deare 7:50am Gunsmoke 8:50am Gunsmoke 9:50am The Kentuckian 11:55am 5 Card Stud 2:05pm Bus Stop 4:00pm River of No Return 5:45pm The Thomas Crown Affair 7:45pm Rocky 10:00pm The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 12:05am Garden State 2:05am The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 3:55am Garden State


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16 is too young to vote, 18 is definitely no age to be in army L L

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them to almost certain death shudders to mind. No, 21 to vote and 21 to fight. Makes far more sense to me. I’m all ears. I, as most of us I’m sure, welcome the far overdue decision to make sure doctors in the UK are to be tested in their knowledge of the English language before being allowed to practice. I do sincerely hope, however, that those who set these particular tests are also well versed in the language of our British medical society. ‘How are you’? ‘Take one of these three times a day’ and ‘next’ doesn’t quite hack it for me. Oh and in the light of the recent court fiasco, could these exams also be extended to take in those elected for jury service and indeed anyone who seeks to integrate into the far too generous British society and way of life? Have a good week. Keep the Faith Love Leapy. Leapylee2002@gmail.com.

THAI airport customs seized more than 2,000 live snakes hidden in cargo. The reptiles, worth €15,000 were stashed in 200 fruit boxes heading to Hong Kong.

Orange alert ITALY holds an annual Battle of the Oranges in the village of Ivrea where hundreds of people participate in a huge citrus fruit fight.

ENDS COLUM

OWER the voting age of British subjects to 16? Have they all completely taken leave of their senses? Apart from the extremely rare exception, most teenagers are not aware, or frankly even care about the intricacies and often devious workings of the political parties who infest our lives like incurable lice. In the first place children of 16 are more EAPY EE likely to vote in the latest rap sensation SAYS IT than any candidate LEGAL AGE: 21 should be the age to vote and fight. OTHERS THINK IT from a major political party. And why not? Before you all should lead them on to the field of They’re children for heaven’s sake. begin screaming I am undermining battle or through the battlefield of Let ‘em enjoy it. Plenty of time to our brave troops, nothing could be life. involve them in the affairs of the so further from the truth. I have the The elderly masters of war have called adult world, which will utmost respect and admiration for been sending our young men and undoubtedly blight the rest of their our armed forces. women to an early grave for much existence. What I truly believe is that no too long. If they’re allowed to Frankly I think that even 18 is too young person should be exposed to continue unchecked, who knows young. Which brings me to the active service until they too are 21. how far they will endeavour to take argument that if they’re old enough This should also be the age they it? The sickening sight of Adolph to kill they’re old enough to vote. A are allowed to vote. At 21 they are Hitler congratulating the children of five year old can pull a trigger. far more capable of deciding who his youth brigades before sending

The scales of justice

Sweet revenge CHILDREN at a US Primary School were caught smoking and inhaling crushed Smarties and sherbet. The school has banned all sweets from the school as punishment.


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2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 8:25am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts. 11:00am The Big Questions A series of moral, ethical and religious debates on topical issues. 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:20pm Countryfile 2:15pm Bargain Hunt 3:00pm Call the Midwife

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Walk on the Wild Side 4:30pm 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 Documentary showing penguins in the wild. 7:05pm Deadly 60 on a Mission 7:35pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:50pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:55pm Weather The latest weather information. 8:00pm Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 9:00pm Call the Midwife 10:00pm Mayday 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 9:15pm The Sorcerer's Apprentice 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 the life of an American family. 1:20am Family Guy Animated comedy series about the life of an American family. 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 4

7:00am Preview 8:10am Hot Enough for June 9:45am Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein Plantswoman Carol Klein shares with us a year in her garden at Glebe Cottage in North Devon. 10:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 11:00am Athletics Coverage of all the latest action from the world of Athletics. 12:40pm EastEnders Omnibus A round-up of the week's events from Albert Square. 2:30pm Masterchef Professionals Uncovered 3:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving.

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 Matron 3:15pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood.

6:00am Countdown 6:45am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:10am The Hoobs The Hoobmobile wouldn't be much of a Hoobmobile without its wheels! 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:05pm The Big Bang Theory Raj must find a job or he'll be sent back to India. 1:35pm The Big Bang Theory 2:05pm The Simpsons 2:35pm The Simpsons 3:05pm The Princess Diaries

4:15pm Athletics Coverage of all the latest action from the world of Athletics. 7:00pm Food and Drink 7:30pm The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past John Sergeant celebrates one of Britain's most iconic aircraft, the Sea King helicopter. 8:30pm Open All Hours Lovely corner shop comedy pairing those two masters of the sitcom, Ronnie Barker and David Jason. 9:00pm 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. 10:00pm A Horizon Special The Truth About Meteors. 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Dancing on the Edge Drama set in the early 1930s, following a black jazz band in London at a time of extraordinary change.

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 Celebrity ice-skating contest, in which ten famous faces - all novices in the sport - take to the ice with professional partners in a bid to win viewers' votes and keep their place in the competition. 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

5:25pm Time Team 6:25pm Deal or No Deal 7:25pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast Yotam Ottolenghi travels the Mediterranean to demystify its cooking. 9:00pm Meteor Strike: Fireball From Space 10:00pm The Tourist

Channel 5 1:00am Super Casino 7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Power Rangers Samurai A new generation of Rangers battle against the dark forces of the Netherworld. 11:35am Batman The Brave and the Bold 12:00pm Once Upon a Time 1:00pm Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 2:40pm See No Evil, Hear No Evil

4:30pm Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 6:45pm Beat the Ancestors 7:40pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 7:45pm Rocky 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm Crank 2: High Voltage

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3:05pm The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway.

12:15am Room 101 12:55am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 1:15am The Apprentice USA 2:00am The Apprentice USA 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

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ITV

1:05am The Science of Sleep Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal's a quirky artist, Charlotte Gainsbourg the girl next door who's both drawn and deterred. Inventive ray of romance from the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 2:45am Holby City 3:45am Being Eileen Comedy series.

BBC4 8:00pm The Story of British Pathe 9:00pm Mark Lawson Talks to... 10:00pm Kings of the Ring 11:00pm Cinderella Man Romantic biographical drama. James Braddock was the washed-up 1930s boxer who could hardly pay his bills when he returned to the ring. Nobody gave Braddock a chance, but he kept winning, all the way to a title shot against the invincible Max Baer. 1:15am Mark Lawson Talks to... Mark Knopfler. 2:15am Definitely Dusty 3:15am Dusty 3:40am Word Up - Black American Pop at the BBC

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

12:05am The Quick and the Dead 2:05am Jack Whitehall: My Funniest Year Jack Whitehall takes to the stage of Hackney Empire and reflects on his funniest year: 2005. 4:00am 4funnies: Uncle 4:25am St. Elsewhere 5:15am Deal or No Deal

12:50am Urban Justice 2:45am 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 Dog the Bounty Hunter 10:00am Road Wars 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 2:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 2:30pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 3:30pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 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 Miami SWAT 1:00am

Miami SWAT 2:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 2:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 2:55am Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:20am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:10am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:05am Crash Test Dummies

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:40am The Big Year 7:20am Sweet Home Alabama 9:10am Mr Popper's Penguins 10:50am Serious Moonlight 12:20pm Wanderlust 2:00pm Bad Teacher 3:40pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 5:20pm Mr Popper's Penguins 7:00pm Sweet Home Alabama 9:00pm Wanderlust 10:40pm Bad Teacher 12:20am Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 1:55am Take Me Home Tonight 3:35am Fright Night

5:25am Cheaper by the Dozen

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 7:00am Take Me Home 8:45am My Week with Marilyn 10:30am One Small Hitch 12:30pm City of Angels 2:30pm Big Miracle 4:20pm War Horse 6:50pm Jane Eyre 9:00pm Big Miracle 11:00pm My Week with Marilyn 12:45am The Company Men 2:35am The Butcher's Wife

SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:05am Over the Top 7:50am Twister 9:45am The Avengers Special 10:15am Thor 12:15pm Captain America: The First Avenger 2:25pm Avengers Assemble

4:50pm Thor 6:50pm Captain America: The First Avenger 9:00pm Avengers Assemble 11:25pm The Avengers Special 11:55pm Your Highness 1:40am White Men Can't Jump 3:40am Avenging Force

TCM 6:00am The Sandpiper 8:15am Bus Stop 10:10am River of No Return 11:55am The Thomas Crown Affair 1:50pm Houseboat 4:00pm The Undefeated 6:20pm Wild Stallion 7:40pm Wagons West 9:00pm Wild Boys 10:00pm Payback 11:55pm Deadwood 12:50am Valdez is Coming 2:35am The Brotherhood 4:20am Valdez is Coming


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Move forward to build happier relationships and better health March WELCOME to your forecast for March. Each month I write about how the moon cycles, numerology and major arcana tarot cards connected to the current month affect you. By understanding these influences, you are able to move forward to create happier relationships, By Sally Trotman better health and a more www.sallytrotman.com prosperous future... Based in Mallorca, Sally Trotman is a The influence of the qualified Counsellor who works with Astrology, Numerology and the Tarot. Each number 3; March is the month she will deliver the forecast as an intuitive tool to aid increased self third month of the year, awareness. which means it’s time to get creative! We tend to think of creative people being month is a time to explore your good cooks, artists or musicians creative side. Every moment we but actually we all express our create situations in our life from creativity in different ways. our thoughts and follow this How do you express your through by taking action. Think creativity? Perhaps it is through about what you want to create in your ideas, by decorating your your life this month. home, or painting your nails! This You are the master of your

destiny so confidently create what you want in your life by keeping your thoughts positive and focused on your desires. Get in touch with your feminine side: In the tarot deck, the third major arcana card is the Empress. This archetype is the

MARCH: Get in tune with the moon embodiment of female power. By tapping into your unlimited well of ideas and concepts you are connecting to your female power. Allow yourself to daydream this month as you are being influenced by the sign of Pisces, the most imaginative sign of the zodiac. Let your mind explore all the possibilities open to you. In April you will have the chance to take practical steps to make these dreams reality, so make the most of this coming month to explore all of your hopes and dreams. Get in tune with the moon: The new moon on March 11 is in the sensitive sign of Pisces. Listen to your intuitive hunches on this day. Your dreams may be more vivid at this time also, with important messages for you. On March 27 the full moon is in the

sign of Libra. This highlights the area of relationships. Old issues may come to the surface to be resolved within your existing relationship. To attract new love make a wish list on the full moon to bring your ideal partner to you. Libra encourages you to find balance within your life, and reminds you that your relationships are simply a mirror of your inner self. Would you like to discover how to develop happier and healthier relationships in 2013? Discover how the numbers in your date of birth and placement of the planets influence your relationships in particular, with an Astrology and Numerology Reading. One hour sessions can be done via Skype, or face to face in Palma, Mallorca. Visit www.sallytrotman.com for more information and to book in for your one hour session.


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2:45am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:45pm Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Beat the Pack 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. 8:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm A Question of Sport 10:00pm Mayday 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Being Eileen 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 1:25am The Apprentice USA 2:05am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Junior Doctors 10:00pm Year of Making Love 11:00pm World's Craziest Fools 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 a strange American family. 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:07am American Dad! 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 4:00am Junior Doctors

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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 Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 11:05am Robbed, Raided and Reunited 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Coast 3:20pm Mastermind 3:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes

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.

5:15am Deal or No Deal 6:10am Countdown 6:55am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:05am According to Jim The third series of the US comedy. 8:30am 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

8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Little Lodgers 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Milkshake Monkey 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Danger: Diggers at Work 2:15pm Home and Away 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 The Great British Winter 8:30pm Great British Menu 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Food and Drink Food and Drink is back! Culinary legend Michel Roux Jnr meets food experts to discuss and make some culinary favourites including a roast, baked goods and afternoon tea. 10:00pm Flying Scotsman 11:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks Irreverent pop quiz, with guest competitors from the worlds of music, TV and comedy. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm Ade in Britain 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 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 More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm Cornwall with Caroline Quentin Caroline Quentin travels the length and breadth of the beautiful and rugged county of Cornwall. 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Broadchurch 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 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 Maxine is in serious danger, and Ruby prepares for her first day back at college. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 10:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 11:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

4:15pm The Negotiator 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Baby Patrick is rushed into surgery and pulls through the operation. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Beat the Ancestors 9:00pm Police Interceptors 10:00pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 11:00pm Manchester United: Munich Air Crash

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

12:05am Alan Carr: Chatty Man 1:05am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand. 1:10am Shameless 2:05am The Shooting Gallery 2:35am Southland 3:15am Get Your House in Order 4:10am The Renovation Game 5:05am How to Look Good Naked Gok meets young mum Sarah Myers, who is struggling to come to terms with her post-birth body.

12:20am A Horizon Special The Truth About Meteors. 1:20am Film 2013 5:00am Eco Maths A new way of showing how maths is used in the real world to help create a sustainable future. 5:30am Just a Few Drinks 5:55am Counting with Rodd

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, the Longbow 9:30pm Britain on Film 10:00pm A Fish Called Wanda 11:45pm The Unthanks: A Very English Winter 12:45am Michael Wood on Beowulf 1:45am Secrets of the Arabian Nights 2:45am Birth of the British Novel 3:45am The True Story

10:00pm A Fish Called Wanda

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Samuel L. Jackson Kevin Spacey 12:00am Rocky 2:20am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am House Doctor 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge Michaela Strachan and colleagues undertake a range of wildlife-related dares in exotic locations.

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 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 Arrow 10:00pm A League of Their Own - Best of..1 11:00pm Spartacus: War of the Damned 12:15am Lie to Me 1:15am Little

Crackers 1:30am Little Crackers 1:45am Road Wars 2:45am Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:15am Road Wars 4:05am Terra Nova

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:25am Cheaper by the Dozen 7:00am Something Borrowed 8:55am The Pool Boys 10:25am Down to Earth 11:55am Analyze This 1:40pm The Out-of-Towners 3:15pm Henry's Crime 5:05pm Something Borrowed 7:00pm Shanghai Noon 9:00pm Analyze This 10:45pm Analyze That 12:25am The Pool Boys 1:55am Henry's Crime 3:45am Shanghai

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:25am City of Angels 6:25am A

Valentine's Date 8:00am The Fighting Temptations 10:05am Albatross 11:40am Beautiful Wave 1:25pm I Don't Know How She Does it 3:00pm The Descendants Special 3:20pm Albatross 5:00pm Our Family Wedding 6:45pm Legends of the Fall 9:00pm Shakespeare in Love 11:10pm I Don't Know How She Does it 12:45am The Tree of Life 3:10am Racing with the Moon 5:05am The Fighting Temptations

SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:00am Batman 7:50am Batman and Robin 10:00am Batman Begins 12:25pm Batman 2:35pm Batman Returns 4:45pm Batman Forever 6:50pm Batman and Robin

9:00pm Batman Begins 11:30pm Batman Forever 1:35am Batman 3:45am Batman Returns

TCM 6:00am Off Set 6:20am Off Set 6:35am Houseboat 8:40am Wild Stallion 10:05am Wagons West 11:25am The Undefeated 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Mountain 6:05pm Billy Two Hats 8:00pm Adventures of Captain Fabian 10:00pm Dirty Harry 11:55pm The Dead Pool 1:40am Ten Little Indians 3:25am Dirty Harry 5:05am Gunsmoke


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Word list Muerte – Death Divorcio – Divorce Pareja registrada – Registered Civil Partner Marido – Husband Mujer – Wife Hijos – Children Custodia – Custody Victima – Victim Violencia de Genero – Gender violence Declarar – To give a statement Abogado - Lawyer

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By Gabrielle Devon

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

Retaining the right to live in Spain T

HE death of an EUcitizen, departure from Spain or annulment of marriage or civil partnership does not affect the right to live in Spain of the non-EU citizen. Non-EU citizens can reside in Spain as seen in last week’s edition if they are married or in a civil partnership with an EUcitizen. If the EU-citizen dies, the non-EU citizen can remain in Spain as long as they lived here before the death and must inform the authorities of the death.

SEPARATION: Who retains the right to stay in Spain?

If the EU-citizen leaves Spain or dies, their children can continue to live in Spain, as well as the parent who retains custody, while they remain in school here. If the couple divorces or ceases to have a civil partnership, the non-EU citizen must advise the authorities and

Tips to face a breath test

1 – Do not refuse or attempt to escape 2 – Do not attempt to tell the officer you haven’t drunk 3 – If the first test is positive, you have the right to another 4 – You have the right to compare the breathalyser test results with other tests 5 – Don’t smoke before the test or between tests, it can alter the results 6 – If you are taking any medicine, let the officer know 7 – If you are with someone who has a license and hasn’t drunk, they can be tested and drive your vehicle 8 – Report any possible anomalies in the test or equipment 9 – The officer can have your car OVER THE LIMIT: immobilised or removed if you test positive What should you and you can be taken into custody do when faced 10 – You have the right to refuse giving a with a breath test? statement. If you do give one, do it in the presence of a lawyer

Useful information There is no obligation to register the death of a British national overseas with the British Consulate-General. However, doing so means a British form of the death certificate will be made available to the relatives of the deceased, and that a record of the death is held at the General Register Office in the UK.

This is important should a record of their death be required in the future for any reason. For more information on how to register the death, visit: http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/he lp-for-british-nationals/living-inspain/births-deathsmarriages/death-registration

prove the following: That they have been married or in a partnership with the EU-citizen for at least three years and lived in Spain for at least one. That they have been granted custody of the children of the EU-citizen. That they have visitation rights to the children. Once six months have

passed, unless the former husband, wife or partner of the EU-citizen has obtained a permit to permanently reside in Spain, they must request authorization to reside in Spain legally. They must prove that they are paying social security or that they have sufficient resources for themselves and their relatives.

Did you know? More than 51 per cent of foreign residents from the EU registered as residents in Spain are from Romania (913,405 people), the UK (246,533) and Italy (189,841). In 2012, the highest percentage rises were seen amongst the French (7.32 per cent more), Italians (7.09 per cent), Dutch (7.08), Germans (6.43) and British (6.26 per cent).


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BBC2

2:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 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 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Beat the Pack 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. 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 Mayday 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather, Followed by the National Lottery Update 11:35pm The Matt Lucas Awards 12:05am Cuckoo 12:35am Who Do You Think You Are? USA 1:20am The Killing Fields 3:35am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 3:40am 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 The Crash 11:00pm Bluestone 11:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Bluestone 2:00am The Crash 3:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents Series in which teenagers take their first summer holiday abroad without their parents, who, unbeknown to the kids, secretly watch everything that unfolds. 4:00am Year of Making Love

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

5:55am Counting with Rodd 6:55am Wonders of Nature 7:00am Preview 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 The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 11:05am Robbed, Raided and Reunited 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The One Show 2:30pm The Super League Show 3:15pm Mastermind 3:45pm 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.

6:00am Deal or No Deal 6:55am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:10am The Hoobs Groove is a bit miffed that the others won't let him eat some snow! 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond Ray and Robert both want to keep a stray bulldog that Ray brings home. 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier Frasier dates his old high-school's prom queen, but finds that beauty is only skin deep. 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am The Secret Millionaire 12:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Phil heads to New Malden in Surrey. 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

7:10am Igam Ogam 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Olive the Ostrich 7:55am Milkshake! Show Songs 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Mio Mao 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Milkshake Monkey 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Danger: Diggers at Work 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

4:15pm Great British Food Revival Cookery series where chefs and foodies champion British produce. 5:15pm Living Planet 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm The Great British Winter 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 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 Ade in Britain 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 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 Live UEFA Champions League 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm UEFA Champions League

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed Sue Perkins opens her doors to The Whittington and Cat in Hull - a B&B that's also a boozer. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Sienna's suspicions about Kevin intensify as Texas makes a shock admission. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv An extraordinary new phenomenon has appeared in 2013. 9:00pm Supersize v Superskinny 10:00pm 16 Kids and Counting This four-part series follows the lives of seven of Britain's biggest families. 11:00pm Shameless As a member of the PTA, Mimi demands respect.

4:15pm 'Til Lies Do Us Part Marital drama. A put-upon wife hires a private investigator to investigate her husband in the belief that he is being unfaithful to her. However, when the spy becomes obsessed with her, their lives and those of their friends and neighbours are put at risk. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Celia confesses that she has a gambling problem. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Monkey Life Series about Dorset's Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Benidorm ER 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama series. 11:00pm CSI: NY Crime drama. 11:55pm Dallas American soap.

12:05am Derek 12:40am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand. A besotted rabbi gets some stick over a baguette. 12:45am One Born Every Minute 1:45am Pokerstars.co.uk and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final 2:40am FIM Superbike World Championship 3:10am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:35am Suisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge 4:35am Come Dine with Me 5:30am Wild Things 5:55am Deal or No Deal

12:50am CSI: Miami 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours 2:10am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am House Doctor Home improvement series. 5:25am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge Michaela Strachan and colleagues undertake a range of wildlife-related dares in exotic locations.

SATELLITE CHANNELS

SMD

BBC1

11:10am - Romeo and Juliet. Against a backdrop of a vicious family rivalry, two teenagers form a forbidden relationship that could tear their households apart.

12:20am Flying Scotsman 1:20am The Brain Doctors 5:00am Made of Money 5:30am Music, Mud and Making Money 5:55am Eco Maths A new way of showing how maths is used in the real world to help create a sustainable future.

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 Secret Knowledge 9:30pm Secret Knowledge 10:00pm Treasures of the Louvre 11:30pm Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska Johnny Kingdom takes the trip of a lifetime to Kodiak Island in Alaska in search of brown bears. 12:30am Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover Up in History 1:30am Britain on Film 2:00am Bob Servant Independent 2:30am Secret Knowledge The Kimbolton Cabinet. 3:00am Secret Knowledge The Art of the Vikings. 3:30am Treasures of the Louvre

Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes 12:35am Piers Morgan's Life Stories 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Loose Women The Loose Ladies share the latest news and views from the day's papers, and cover a bushel of gripes and gossip, too. 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

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 Robbie Williams: Take the Crown 1:15am Little Crackers 1:30am

Little Crackers 1:45am Road Wars 2:45am Road Wars 3:45am Road Wars 4:15am Terra Nova

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:35am Prom 7:20am The Terminal 9:30am Shanghai Knights 11:30am What Women Want 1:40pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3:20pm Stay Cool 4:55pm The Terminal 7:05pm Shanghai Knights 9:00pm What Women Want 11:10pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 12:50am Jackass 3.5 2:20am Super 4:00am Wild Cherry

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:05am The Fighting Temptations

7:15am Moneyball 9:30am Like Crazy 11:10am Romeo and Juliet 1:15pm The Hours 3:15pm Like Crazy 4:50pm Mother and Child 7:00pm The Magic of Belle Isle 9:00pm Romeo and Juliet 11:00pm Moneyball 1:20am Purple Rain 3:20am Permanent Record 5:00am The Magic of Belle Isle

SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:00am Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Special 6:30am The Avengers Special 7:00am Bunraku 9:15am Cloud Atlas Exclusive 9:35am Alexander 12:40pm The Day After Tomorrow 2:50pm Independence Day 5:20pm Bloodsport 7:00pm Killer Elite

9:00pm The Day After Tomorrow 11:10pm Independence Day 1:40am Bloodsport 3:20am Paycheck 5:25am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain

TCM 6:00am Adventures of Captain Fabian 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am Gunsmoke 9:55am The Mountain 12:00pm Billy Two Hats 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Tall Men 6:25pm Day of the Evil Gun 8:10pm The Last Challenge 10:00pm The Specialist 12:05am A Perfect Murder 2:05am Shirley Valentine 4:05am The Specialist


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BBC1

BBC2

3:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 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 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Beat the Pack 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 EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 9:30pm Fake Britain 10:00pm Mayday 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather, Followed by the National Lottery Update 11:35pm A Question of Sport 12:15am The Matt Lucas Awards Matt Lucas hosts his own awards ceremony - the perfectlytitled Lucases. 12:45am Management 2:15am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Junior Doctors 9:00pm Free Speech 10:00pm People Like Us 11:00pm Russell Brand's Give it Up Gig for Comic Relief 12:30am EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 1:00am Bluestone 1:30am Family Guy Animated comedy series. 1:52am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of family life. 2:15am People Like Us 3:15am Free Speech 4:15am Bluestone

ITV

Channel 4

Channel 5

5:55am Eco Maths 6:55am Wonders of Nature 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 The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 11:00am Michel's Food and Drink 11:30am See Hear 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.

5:55am Deal or No Deal 6:50am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs Ouch ouch ouch, Tula has hurt her paw while out in the garden. 8:00am According to Jim Jim cheats at a game of bingo being held to raise funds for the local church. 8:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier Frasier and Bebe fill in for a week on a daytime TV chat show. 11:00am The Secret Millionaire 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

7:10am Igam Ogam 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Olive the Ostrich 7:55am Milkshake! Show Songs 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Mio Mao 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Milkshake Monkey 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Trisha 1:00pm Looney Tunes 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Danger: Diggers at Work 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NCIS

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 Labour Party 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm The Great British Winter 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 Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmets Charismatic cooks the Hairy Bikers bring culinary inspiration to the cash-strapped, showing viewers how to turn everyday meals into gourmet dishes. 10:00pm America's Poor Kids 11:00pm The Culture Show Topical magazine programme which features the best arts and culture stories of the last week. 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm Ade in Britain 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 Labour Party A party political broadcast by the Labour Party. 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 More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm Food Glorious Food A team of culinary experts are on the lookout for Britain's best home cooking. 10:00pm Lightfields 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story

4:30pm The Common Denominator 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed The third to host is Khurram Saba, owner of the Saba hotel in London. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Will is more jealous than ever. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv An extraordinary new phenomenon has appeared in 2013. 9:00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Over half a million of us Brits wash our bed linen just three times a year. 10:00pm One Born Every Minute 11:00pm Derek 11:35pm Anna and Katy

4:15pm Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Sarah's return opens old wounds for Susan. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge Documentary series. 9:00pm Born to Kill? 10:00pm NCIS US naval drama. 11:00pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Forensic crime drama series.

12:20am The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 1:20am See Hear Magazine programme for the deaf community. 5:00am In My Shoes Translations Germany. 5:20am In My Shoes Translations China.

12:35am Safari Vet School 1:05am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo Peter Falk plays the rumpled detective in his own inimitable way. 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am 8 Out of 10 Cats 12:50am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand. 12:55am The Last Leg 1:30am The New Normal 1:55am Revenge 2:40am After the Sunset 4:15am Come Dine with Me 5:10am Deal or No Deal

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 Michael Grade and the World's Oldest Joke 11:00pm Parks and Recreation 11:20pm Parks and Recreation 11:45pm The Art of Tommy Cooper 12:15am Kings of the Ring 1:15am Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's 2:15am Britain's Most Fragile Treasure 3:15am Nature's Microworlds 3:45am Michael Grade and the World's Oldest Joke

CH4

2:40am After the Sunset 12:50am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:50am True Crimes: The First 72 Hours 2:10am Super Casino 5:00am Divine Designs 5:25am The Great Artists 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 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 Got to Dance 9:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00pm Glee 11:00pm Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am Little Crackers 1:15am Little Crackers 1:30am Dog the Bounty

Hunter 2:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00am NCIS: Los Angeles

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 7:00am Wild Hogs 8:50am Jack and Jill 10:30am Everything Must Go 12:10pm Cloud Atlas Exclusive 12:30pm Horrible Bosses 2:10pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 3:50pm Jesus Henry Christ 5:30pm Wild Hogs 7:15pm Jack and Jill 9:00pm Horrible Bosses 10:40pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 12:20am Project X 1:50am Love and Other Drugs

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:00am The Magic of Belle Isle

7:00am The Art of Getting by 8:30am Beginners 10:20am The Descendants 12:20pm The Descendants Special 12:40pm Coach Carter 3:00pm Conviction 5:00pm The Help 7:30pm The Art of Getting by 9:00pm The Descendants 11:00pm Coach Carter 1:20am Beginners 3:15am Intersection 5:00am The Tempest

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:25am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain 7:00am Uncommon Valor 9:00am Daylight 11:00am The Saint 1:00pm Green Lantern 3:00pm Contraband 5:00pm The Eagle 7:00pm Collateral Damage 9:00pm Green Lantern

11:00pm Contraband 1:00am Cyborg 009 2:30am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 4:05am American Ninja 3: Bloodhunt 5:40am Fantastic Voyage

TCM 6:00am The Last Challenge 7:40am Gunsmoke 8:40am Gunsmoke 9:45am The Tall Men 12:05pm Day of the Evil Gun 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Kings of the Sun 6:00pm Big Jim Mclain 7:45pm The Vikings 10:00pm Drop Zone 12:00am Hell on Wheels 1:00am The Jacket 2:50am Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 4:55am Gunsmoke


HEALTH & BEAUTY

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Race for life EVERYONE is welcome to the Race for Life event in Moraira on Sunday March 10, in association with MABS Cancer support group. Starting at the Carrera por la Vida, registration begins at 9.30am, with the race starting at 11am. Run, jog or walk, entry is €10 – half price for under 12s – pick up an entry form from the cancer support centre in Sol Park Moraira on March 1 and 8 between 10am and 12pm, or by calling 686 305 006 or 965 584 010. Forms can also be downloaded from www.mabscancersup port.org.

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Chocolate can lead to spots IT has often been thought of as an old wives’ tale that too much chocolate can lead to acne and a spotty complexion. But now an overview of research has revealed that what we eat can trigger breakouts. Research that was carried out over the past 50 years has found that eating foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) and drinking milk not only aggravated acne but in some cases triggered it, too. Since the late 19th century, research linked diet to acne, with chocolate and sugar singled out as the main culprits. Studies carried out from the 1960’s stepped away from linking diet with the condition but more recently, dermatologists and dieticians have

ACNE: Chocolate is now thought to be one of the main culprits.

Time to get ready THE average woman could spend a whole year of their life on their beauty regime. A survey into women’s daily regimes reveals UK women spend 474 days in their lifetime putting on beauty creams and make-up. That equates to a whole week every year and three hours, 19 minutes each week. The survey was commissioned by a Harley Street beauty clinic in London, UK.

revisited the diet-acne relationship and believe that eating high GI foods is thought to have a direct effect on the severity of acne. High GI foods include sugary fizzy drinks, cakes, chocolate and white bread. Milk is also thought to affect acne because of the hormones it contains, with skimmed milk leading to the worst breakouts, believed to be linked to the processes the milk undergoes.

Red wine may prevent hearing loss SCIENTISTS have found that red wine may also prevent hearing loss as well as protecting against heart disease. It is thought that the chemical resveratrol found in red grapes and red wine has a protecting effect.

The study found that people were less likely to suffer noise induced hearing loss when the chemical was introduced before exposure to loud noise that could potentially cause deafness. The chemical is thought to protect the body’s inflammatory

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Skipping can help beat hunger FEELING hungry? Well spending a few minutes with a skipping rope could help curb your appetite as well as helping you to stay trim. New research shows that skipping is one of the best ways of banishing hunger pangs and reducing calorie intake. The study involved volunteers taking part in various forms of exercise to see which had the most powerful effect on appetite. Researchers from the Waseda University in Japan concluded that

skipping is the most effective way to reduce calorie intake. Their theory was that the rapid ‘up and down’ movement in loadbearing activities, such as skipping or running, disturbed the gut and possibly interfered with the release of hormones that govern appetite. The volunteers were asked how hungry they felt throughout the experiments and were also tested for levels of hormones in their blood known to be involved in controlling appetite.

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Be determined not to be intimidated by someone who thinks that they are superior. Decide who you will take advice (or orders) from and stick to it. You are not the person that you were in the past and others need to realise it. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Outside influences and pressures make it hard to concentrate. However, finances in particular need attention, so do not be distracted by others trying to put a finger into your 'pie'. Do not be concerned about making changes in your social life because this, in turn, will sort out some of your more immediate practical problems. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Being unusually uncertain of yourself this week could throw confusion into your ordered life. There is a partnership problem to be sorted out. Links with personal matters, however, make this tricky. Let some time pass so that someone close can get the message without feeling pressured. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Some loss of control over a project is irksome. A new start that seemed so promising seems to be going off course. A real injection of time and effort will make all the difference, however. Midweek, you see things

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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Arians can be elusive and even slippery customers. Making use of the element of surprise serves you well. Keeping rivals guessing puts you well ahead of the game in many respects.

February 28 -Brian Jones (1942) Legendary guitarist and member of the Rolling Stones March 1– Justin Bieber (1994) American pop singer and teen heart throb March 2 – Daniel Craig (1968) English actor best known for playing James Bond March 3 – Alexander Graham Bell (1847) Scientist, engineer and

going in the right direction again. Keep finances simple and try not to combine business with pleasure. That way lie complications. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) You are holding a good hand. Deal with the right people and the rewards are high. There is potential for being cheated out of something that is morally yours, so it may be necessary to be 'difficult' or 'awkward' to get what you deserve. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Being a brave and forthright soul, it is easy this week to dispel the negative thoughts of others. A relationship that makes you hesitate could be of great benefit to you. There is little to lose by 'going for it'. The outcome could be beyond your dreams, something that you have not had many of lately.

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1910 – 118 people die in the biggest snow slide in US history 1923 – Time Magazine first issue is published in New York 1944 – The first US bombing of Berlin, Germany 1956 – First televised showing of King Kong on US television 1968 – The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in colour on television. 1973 – President Rochard Nixon imposes price controls on oil and gas 1975 – A major tube train crash in Moorgate station, London kills 43 people. 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H is broadcast to 125 million viewers.

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Javier Bardem, Born March 1, 1969, he is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for and win an Oscar for his part in No Country for Old Men (2008). He has since been nominated twice. He is married to Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and the couple has a child, Leo, born in 2011. He comes from a family of actors, but he initially wanted to be a rugby player. He also studies painting.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Hidden forces are working away in the background. These give good and bad influences but life will not be dull this week. Sometimes you wish others would leave you alone. Not that you are being anti-social. We all reach a point when we need space to think. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Petty arguments should be forgotten. More important things are afoot. Have you heard about fiddling while Rome burns? This may be you at the moment. Avoid wasting time with certain individuals and projects. A little extra effort in other directions, however, yields great results.

March 4 – Dr Seuss (1904) Famous children’s book writer and poet March 5 –Eva Mendes (1974) American actress, model and singer March 6 – Michelangelo (1475) Italian Renaissance sculptor and painter

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Avoiding a decision will not help this week. Who will deal with this matter but you? A relationship is threatened if you do not make a move. Will loved ones always be there for us no matter how much we neglect them? Why take such a chance? We only get out of life what there is willingness to put in. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) In your heart of hearts you know what you want out of life. It is a little timidity of spirit that is now stopping you. I know that recent experiences have sapped your confidence, but I have a message for you. Now is the time that you are most likely to make progress in your chosen field. Do not hesitate through lack of confidence in your talents. Build on your strengths.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Awkward situations usually bring out the best in you and this week proves that. In the longer term, you will be grateful to those making things difficult now. Midweek sees you turning the tables, which gives much satisfaction.

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Let others whinge if they will. Being determined to get your own way, they will stand little chance. Recent disagreements have left a sour taste. In the best of worlds, things will not always go your way. Life would be boring if that were the case. What you need now is a good dose of realism washed down with some sound financial planning. Be likeable and you will be liked. Simple, isn't it?

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

Word ladder FAIR

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

FAIR VAIR VAIL VEIL VEAL DEAL

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FAIR HAIR HEIR HEAR DEAR DEAL

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 (SIMPLE) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

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Across 7 Albanian city volunteers to capture a Middle Eastern country (6) 8 Some colleagues are about three miles away (6) 9 Piece of evidence Rod left hidden (4) 10 The cleaning lady has a dress, oddly, for these word games (8) 11 Turned out quite spruce and beautiful (11) 14 Device to repair torn Pontiac (11) 18 Food that South Africa and America have for a long time (8) 19 Group making joke about Norway (4) 20 Small seal sounds like small swan (6) 21 Possibly a tenth local government district in Kent (6) Down 1 Lost mails I'd prepared (7) 2 Sounds like pretend church (4) 3 Ballerina gets caned terribly by Romeo (6) 4 Nothing found in apartments but swimming aids (6)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Soup (thick) (4) 3 Falda (prenda) (5) 6 Suizo (5) 8 Stem (of a plant) (5) 10 Cálido (climate) (3) 11 Stage (phase) (5) 12 Águila (5) 13 Hombre (varón adulto) (3) 14 Oveja (5) 15 Corto (longitud, distancia) (5) 16 Alcalde (5) 17 Perros (4)

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Across 1 Illuminated (6) 4 Jobs (5) 8 Tender and brittle (5) 9 Put back (7) 10 Analyse (7) 11 Profound (4) 12 Small green vegetable (3) 14 Acquires (4) 15 Revolve (4) 18 Bath (3) 21 Twilight (4) 23 Free (7) 25 Heads (7) 26 Twofold (5) 27 Velocity (5) 28 Consider true (6)

Down 1 Pail (6) 2 Copy (7) 3 Most joyous (8) 4 Handy hints (4) 5 Portion (5) 6 Drowsy (6) 7 Crawl (5) 13 Good at sports (8) 16 Understand (7) 17 Grownups (6) 19 Grooming implement (5) 20 Overcome (6) 22 Frighten (5) 24 Stoop (4)

CRYPTIC Across: 1 Sales, 4 Doses, 7 Currants, 8 Rear, 9 Persuade, 11 Path, 12 Stupid, 14 Assist, 16 Must, 18 Election, 20 Pine, 21 Specimen, 23 Sinks, 24 Tests. Down: 1 Student, 2 lyres, 3 Son, 4 Desperate, 5 Stripes, 6 Smart, 10 Addresses, 13 Pattern, 15 Storeys, 17 Units, 19 Tails, 22 Eat.

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Funagram 1. Unscramble the name of a famous Cole Porter musical (three words): MIKE’S STEAK 2. Unscramble the name of a famous footballer: SEE MILLIONS

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 1 represents B and 17 represents C, so fill in B every time the figure 1 appears and C every time the figure 17 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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1 She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

Lord Byron (1788-1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that’s best of dark and bright Meets in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellow’d to that tender light Which Heaven to gaudy day denise.

2 I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a major English poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

3 Ode to Autumn by John Keats John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet and played a key rose in the Romantic movement. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, regarded as greatest writer in the English language. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

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nor how long it will take her. On her journey she meets other pilgrims: a soldier, a retired policeman, a marketing executive and others, each with their own story to tell and each looking for something. After five hundred miles and five weeks of walking across northern Spain she

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

5 How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was a prominent poet of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the US. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's

6 Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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arrives in Santiago de Compostela, a changed woman. By the time she returns home she is no longer afraid and is able to face whatever life has in store for her once more.

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

7 Death by John Donne John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England. DEATH, be not proud, though some have called thee  Mighty and dreadful, for thouart not so:  For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow  Die not, poor Death; nor yet canst thou kill me.  From Rest and Sleep, which but thy picture be,  Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow;

8 O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

Walter Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, journalist and humanist and played a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism. O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead

9 A Dream by William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Blake is considered a seminal figure in the history of poetry and visual arts. Once a dream did weave a shade O'er my angel-guarded bed, That an emmet lost its way Where on grass methought I lay.

10 Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round;

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Just joking Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had no-body to go with Why won’t Cannibals eat clowns? They taste funny Why do they compare men with roses? You have to watch out for the thorns Why couldn’t the ghost get a drink at the bar? They don’t serve spirits


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ARIA Antonia Ferrer, a librarian from Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca thinks it’s a great idea. “I read just last week that every person needs to receive some sort of positive feedback every day in order to feel good about themselves. “March 1 is already a holiday here in Mallorca (Balearic Islands Day) but I think the National Compliment day would be a better way to spend the day” But waitress Estefania Arribas from Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca who would happily partake in the National day feels it should be not be treated as a commercial day like other days of the year such as Valentine’s Day. “I do compliment people every day. It takes little time and effort to

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now calls are demanding the March 1 celebration goes global. What do people in Spain think?

Being nice to each other a good idea but will it work? compliment someone.” Norman Croughtley, from London holidaying in Benidorm, feels there are already too many national days in the year. “At my age I can never remember them all! I think if you want to say something nice about someone, you should. You don’t need a special day to do that.” Bill Winston, a retired shop owner from Benalmadena welcomes the idea of compliment day. “With the current doom and gloom it’s a nice thing to do.” Punta Prima resident Pamela Derry feels that ‘National Compliment Day’ would not really take off in Spain. “I suppose it’s a good idea but I wouldn’t take part, I give compliments but I don’t think there should be a national day for it.” Agreeing with Pamela, Bill Bill Beckett

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Beckett, a resident of Denia is pessimistic the National day would catch on here in Spain. “It sounds a great idea, but I have doubts about whether it would catch on in a country like Spain. Most people take a great deal of delight in sarcasm rather than dishing out praise. A bit of re-education would be needed before it took hold.” Meanwhile Dee Barryman from Quesada found the idea quite amusing.

“Where do they come up with these things? I guess it would be lovely to think everyone would be nice and positive to each other for a whole day but it’s not exactly going to bring world peace is it.” When Kim Scammell from Sorbas was asked about her thoughts towards introducing the day to Spain she said: “Trust the happy-clappy Norwegians to think of this!” But Spanish resident Marien Navarro Ramirez from Pulpi stated: “The Spanish are very sensitive and are always complimenting our family and friends, you are asking us to do what comes naturally.” Caroline Walker a student from Mijas believes we should take more time to appreciate our friends, family and coworkers. “We often get caught up in our own daily lives and forget those around us and that’s a shame. We should focus more on the good in people.”


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How to be happy is more than just keeping up with the Jones’ H

OW important is it to be happy? We all want health, many strive for wealth, but ultimately the elusive happiness is what drives us in the choices we make. I would even go as far as to say you probably came to this country, throwing caution to the wind, in search of a sunnier and happier life. Happiness is of course not country-specific, or else we would find the whole of the world’s population on top of one another in one place; Canada, for example; or Norway, which both feature high on the list of the most contented countries on the planet. But personally, I find it is so much easier to have a smile on my face when the sun warms the

GLASS HALF FULL: Keep the smile alive.

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sky and not bundled up in 20 layers of clothing. One theory is our happiness is relative to that of our neighbours’.

If the Jones’ next door suffice with a sturdy Skoda, you will feel royally smug lording it up in your Mercedes, but the moment they

upgrade to a Ferrari, your bubble will burst. Expectations are also said to have a bearing on our general cheer. Achievable goals are important, but lofty aspirations of world domination are more likely to see you ending up on the shrink’s chaise longue than as Head of State. Since keeping up with the Jones’ is a tedious and tiresome pursuit, what else can we do to keep the smile alive? Happiness, experts say, is mostly down to personality; in particular our thoughts and behaviour. Difference in circumstances accounts for a mere 10 per cent of root causes once basic human needs are taken care of. So, by trying to be happy and telling yourself you are indeed

happy, you can programme your mind to believe it. Back on the chaise longue, they call this cognitive-behavioural therapy, or seeing the proverbial glass as half full rather than half empty. Starting each day with a lifeaffirming mantra and a smile is more likely to lead to a good day than a moan and assumption that all will go pear-shaped the moment you leave your front door. Research also shows that people who consider themselves generally happy tend to devote more time to friends and family; they appreciate what they have and they live in the moment with an optimistic outlook. Other catalysts for happiness are said to be trying something new. Other than that, a touch of altruism goes a long way. Small acts of random kindness can make someone’s day that little bit happier, and probably yours too.


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Be afraid of institutional Scots’ gold breakdown and paralysis NOT quite El País but the popular centre-left El Periódico de Cataluña is a formidable daily newspaper. Its readership tends to be influential and its habitat Catalan social and business watering holes. It pays to listen to its prognosis of current affairs. Carlos Carnicero is an astute observer. He warns: “The various pressures weighing on politicians and institutions (Spain) could result in the paralysis of the political system and an institutional breakdown that will mark the end of the current democratic model.” Be afraid, be very afraid.

Volunteer thanks GIVING a presentation to an impressive audience organised by Torrevieja Retired Activities Club I reflected on our expatriate communities’ good fortune. Many have retired and most are blessed with the health to get the most out of life. Did I say get the most out of life? Wrong expression. I mean of course put into life; the lives of others. It would be a lively debate to discuss

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PRAISE: Volunteers work tirelessly and are often not publically thanked. which is the most important to our wellbeing. Would it be local authorities’ support infrastructure or perhaps instead the charitable ventures inspired and managed by a seemingly tireless multitude of volunteers. We do not often get the chance to thank them publicly.

BRITAIN’S hard-pressed Scottish Power energy consumers may be forgiven for giving a cool reception to the news that they are contributing considerably to the Spanish economy. Spain’s energy giant Iberdrola, the owner of Scottish Power, reports strong performance from its foreign operations. Scottish Power is the biggest contributor to Iberdrola outside Spain. The Spanish parent company showed a profit of €2.84 billion last year. This was no thanks to the home operation. In Spain demand plummeted by 36 per-cent. There’s still gold to be found in the lochs and braes.


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A hard life in film business ANOTHER great weekend has passed. My friends and I made a music video. One of them, Samuel-Fraser, is a film-maker and had recently ordered a special crane to which a camera is attached and can be manoeuvred in all directions. He wanted to try it out so suggested filming a group of us together for a video. Arriving at his house, the gates to what I thought were the entrance to the urbanisation were in fact the gates to his house. Parked in the expansive driveway – comp-lete with a central water feature – was an array of luxury vehicles. There were two doors to choose from, both grand wooden doors with intricate carvings. I chose the bigger one on the left, which was in fact the entrance to the kitchen. In there were a selection of freshly-prepared dishes; pasta, steak, sushi, lobster and various

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vegetable accompaniments. I was somewhat taken aback as I know from previous experience that Samuel-Fraser’s attempt at cooking was putting bread in a toaster and only mildly burning it. Also I was informed that his parents were away on business for a month, but was advised that their live-in cleaner/chef had prepared the dishes earlier that day. I knew Sam’s parents had

money, but a live-in team of waiting, cooking and cleaning staff was a new high for me. How wonderful not to have to lift a finger, to have people waiting on you hand and foot hour after hour. Back to the party and SamuelFraser came to greet me as I entered the house – thankfully as there was row upon row of corridors and doors – and led me into the living area where many of

my friends were already congregated. Songs from the nineties played on the vintage jukebox while we were served cocktails by more of the live-in staff as we quietly reminisced about the past week. The flowing drinks slowly turned the friendly conversation into raucous laughter, and so the filming began. After more drinks – each stronger than the last – and lots of dancing, we were led downstairs into the basement. There was a cinema-room-cumbar-cum-dance floor complete with a disco ball and neon lights. After more hours of shooting, we moved the party to another area in the basement, where stencils and spray cans were provided allowing us to decorate the walls with whichever design we chose. At one stage, I can remember someone riding around the room on a bicycle. Twelve hours later, the shoot was complete. And to celebrate wrapping the music video? A relaxing sauna. Pure bliss.

JUST FANCY THAT... On cloud 9 A GERMAN couple held their wedding ceremony on a plane above New Zealand before skydiving from 5,000 metres. The newlyweds celebrated with a kiss during the freefall.

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DISAPPOINTING: Critics are unimpressed.

CASA VITAL: Their terrace offers stunning views.

CHARMING: A wide range of tasty dishes are on offer.

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F you enjoy fine dining with terrific views over the sparkling Mediterranean sea, you should make a date with Casa Vital restaurant. Casa Vital in Altea old town is a charming restaurant with a lovely terrace offering fantastic views over the sea and towards Calpe. The restaurant is popular with discerning diners searching for Spanish, Mediterranean and Norwegian food. You can enjoy a wide

range of tasty dishes including Norwegian cod, smoked salmon, succulent steaks or pasta. It is also well-known for its tempting tapas dishes, particularly at lunchtime, where you can pick a range of little dishes to share while watching the world go by. If the food and the view were not enough to tempt you into the cosy restaurant – run by the friendly Age Folkestad from Norway – maybe

the fine wines will tempt you. The restaurant also produces its own wine, Vino Casa Vital, which is very successful and is being exported to Norway too. If you enjoy fine wines, this local variety should complement your meal perfectly. It is wise to save room for dessert if you can, as Casa Vital has some delicious sweets including cheesecake with blueberries which is divine.

Casa Vital also holds special events. Look out for details of musical evenings, including flamenco, concerts, art exhibitions and winetasting events. It is well-known for its combination of great food, art and cultural events. On Fridays, you can enjoy wine tasting with dinner. On Saturdays you can enjoy live music with musicians playing flamenco, bossa nova or Latin American sounds. There are also regular art exhibitions, as Altea has a long association with artists who find inspiration in its unusual lighting, historic buildings and the spectacular views out to sea and along the coast.

Casa Vital is in Calle Salamanca 11, in Altea old town. To reserve a table, telephone 965 840 936 or mobile on 617 640 859. Casa Vital is open every day from 12pm until 4.30pm and 7pm until 11.30pm. More information is available on the website www.casavital.com and has a Facebook group called Casa Vital Altea.

MCVITIE’S have reportedly changed the recipe of their famous chocolate digestives. The reformulated biscuits were officially launched last week but were introduced to consumers in December. The biscuit makers claim their new recipe contains three per cent more chocolate, but taste testers report the new biscuits are less crunchy and the chocolate topping is more even. In a blind taste trial, results reveled two thirds preferred the original biscuit recipe.


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Organic users less helpful RESEARCHERS say that shoppers who buy organic foods are less likely to help out other people. The study, at Loyola University in New Orleans, (USA) used 62 students in three groups. One group was given pictures of

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looking for volunteers. The students who were shown photos of the organic fruit and vegetables spent the least time helping whilst those who saw the comfort food were happy to set aside 25 minutes to help out.


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and I noted the disabled access was undemanding. The restaurant’s interior is intimate, warm, modern and inviting; very special. The spacious, shaded

terrace offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean was impressive, as were the musicians who played during the evening of my visit.

The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Offering an aperitif whilst handing me both the a la carte and the three and four course set menus. The menus were inspiring, modern European with an emphasis on British dishes including cushion of lamb, and salmon with spinach and mushrooms, both served with a selection of fresh vegetables. I ordered from the four course set menu, each course offering five dishes

from which to choose. My starter was deep fried langoustines with soya caramel. My second, spicy chicken livers and main course filets of Tilapia with jamon, tomato and capers. Finally a splendid tarte tatin with vanilla ice-cream. Price €17.50 including half a bottle of wine (coffee is extra). Be it a dining occasion, first date, group night out or working lunch/dinner, whatever the event, I highly recommend this gem on the Costa Blanca. I mentioned I was

Mim’s Restaurant, El Campello Reservations: 965 639 144 or 651 131 731 or by email: info@restaurantemims.com www.restaurantemims.com

looking forward to dining at Restaurante Mim’s, I was not disappointed. It was fantastically good; the ambiance, service, value and delicious food. I will be eating there again and it is a must for anyone in the area. George Walker – Inspired eating review. Four course dinner including half a bottle of wine – €17.50 Three course dinner including a glass of wine or beer – €15.00 Three course lunch including a glass of wine or beer – €10.95 Also a la carte and snack menus.


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AST month, Euro Weekly News readers were given the opportunity to win a free pair of designer glasses from Specsavers Opticas by correctly identifying Elton John as the bespectacled singer who wrote Candle in the Wind. One of the lucky winners of the competition in Javea in northern Costa Blanca, Ayanlaja Adekunle was very fortunate as his eye test revealed signs of possible glaucoma, despite exhibiting no symptoms. As a result he has been referred to an optometrist for further investigation. Louise Stone, Store Director at Specsavers Javea commented; “Glaucoma is a build-up of fluid on the eye which

WINNERS INCLUDED: • Teresa Poverda – Benidorm (northern Costa Blanca) • Sarah Jane Gibbons – Fuengirola (Costa del Sol) • Ayanlaja Adekunle – Javea (northern Costa Blanca) • Sharon Dixon – Torrevieja (southern Costa Blanca) • Mark Clements – Guardamar (southern Costa Blanca) • Charles Walker - Calpe (northern Costa Blanca)

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WINNER: Charles was excited to have won.

said “I received an excellent service, and am excited to have won the competition! I will enter again in the future, as they say; you’ve got to be in it to win it!” There is another competition in collaboration with the Euro Weekly planned for March, so look out for details. Arrange an appointment at your local Specsavers Opticas store. To find out more visit www.specsavers.es.

Dogs can be beneficial when families split up L AST week I talked about the difficult and stressful position a dog is put through when its owners divorce. Here I continue on the theme. Perhaps a member of the family may march out in a huff, slamming doors. This will cause stress to the pet dog. The dog hears all the shouting and human aggression, and this can be frightening to it. Some owners will even put their dog STRESSED: Dogs outside the room Listen to David on TRE every feels the effects when they argue. Saturday 10am to 11am Costa del Sol East (Calahonda to Ner from shouting Now the dog sees ja) 88.9fm Costa del Sol West owners (Calahonda to Alg this as a form of eciras) 91.9fm punishment. Mallorca 103.9 Costa Blanca Benido rm, Alicante 88.2fm Of course, the from bursts of angry Denia 95.3fm Almeria 89.0fm dog in the rebellion to periods household can of deep brooding have a positive silence. influence on what is going on. It Dogs play a beneficial role, since is known that divorce can cause a child can make the dog his very behavioural changes in a child, best friend and confident to be

hugged, cried with, and told any secret, knowing his best friend will neither pass judgment nor tell anyone. When a couple separate or divorce, I always advise that the best solution is to keep the children and dog (or dogs) together. Divorce is traumatic enough but dogs can, in fact, play a very important role to cope with, and express, his or her feelings. The other alternative, that of sharing a dog between two households, rarely works, since this causes stress to the couple, the child and the dog. However, as couples have usually provided, trained and loved the dog together, it is their responsibility to decide what is best for it now. Next week I will discuss some pet therapy to help you and your dog cope.

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LAST week we looked at propagating plants, here are some more ways to grow your own…. Layering: Many ground cover plants and shrubs with low branches can be multiplied in this way. Just peg a branch to the ground and cover the pegged area under a heap of earth for six months. When there is a good root ball cut off the rooted branch and plant up. Air layering: This slightly more difficult method can be easily used to produce new rubber tree or solandra plants. Make a slit in a healthy branch and then seal it within a plastic sleeve of dampened moss or potting compost. When a good root ball has developed, cut through the branch below and plant up the new plant. Grafting: Many fruit trees, roses and acacias are produced in this way. A cutting of the

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LAYERING: Peg a branch to the ground and cover the pegged area under a heap of earth to encourage growth. preventing this is to place a pot of cuttings inside a clear or semi opaque plastic bag and then blow up and seal the bag. The cuttings

can be left in this microclimate until strong new growth is observed. Secondly cuttings can rot off. The chance and

extent of this can be minimised by washing and sterilising plant pots, sterilising the potting compost on a tray in an oven, adding sand or fine grit to the potting compost to achieve good drainage, adding a few drops of a fungicide to the watering can or spray before watering cuttings when first planted and when subsequently required. Thirdly don’t be tempted to plant new plants too early. Be patient and wait until there are signs of a good root ball and the weather has warmed up in the spring. Then harden them off for a few days in the sun before finally planting in the garden or in pots. ©Clodagh and Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com February 2013

ONE CAN OF COURSE propagate from seed. Seeds can be purchased in packets, collected from your own plants or swapped with friends. The advantages include being able to tap into specialist seed catalogues that include many seeds of varieties of plants rarely available from nurseries or in the case of vegetables, heritage or heirloom seeds no longer or never available commercially. If you want to grow something different obtain the catalogues of Chiltern Seeds or Semillas Silvestres via the internet. Unfortunately growing from seeds is a topic too long for this column. However it is thoroughly covered in Section 6.13 of our book ‘Your garden in Spain – Planning, planting and maintenance’ and Sections 4.12 and 4.13 of ‘Growing healthy vegetables in Spain’.


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will happen if you don’t pay your non-resident tax; The Spanish Government would charge the interest on the nonpaid taxes and the penalty, in addition. When selling your property the Tax Authority would refuse any refund on tax returns withheld by the purchasers, when not presenting the mandatory, annual tax returns. Property and bank accounts can now be embargoed until back taxes and fines are settled in full. The Tax Authority has linked up with the Land Registry system and now knows who owns every property. Are you thinking about buying or selling a property? We can advise and guide you through the whole process. We can help you to

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•AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: 966 723 401. •AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Benidorm – don’t suffer alone through another person drinking – 634 758 539. •DENIA RUGBY CLUB: 8pm on beach outside Oasis Hotel. •HELP INTERNATIONAL Benidorm meetings. www.helpbenidorm.com. •PIETER SWINNEN Painting Club in Calpe: 965 835 212. •RBL Benidorm and district branch covers from Polop to Villajoyosa at different locations for social meetings, day trips, excursions or meals. 695 605 129 •XABIA RUGBY CLUB: Juniors meet at 7pm Seniors at 8pm. 688 640 092. •ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION meets for lunch on second Thursday of month at various restaurants between Altea and Oliva and the Jalon Valley. 966 474 532. •THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club meet 2pm at El Cid at Benidoleig. 966 408 296. •CREATIVE TEXTILES GROUP cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, quilting, knitting – in Javea, 10am-1pm. 966 472 049 or artcentrejavea@ yahoo.com. •SPANGLES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS meet at Las Claras Centre, Los Narejos, Murcia 10am-1pm. 968 334 527. info@spangleschorus.com

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

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday ServicesHoly Communion. Eight locations. www.costablanca-anglicanchaplaincy.org •BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303. •CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am. 965 835 502 or www.calpechristianfellowship.org. •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY CHURCH. Sundays 10.30am at the Europa Building, Avda del Pino. •ERMITA CHURCH, Javea – Warden Colin D Welch – 965 771 792. •HOLY EUCHARIST at Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Calpe. Sundays 10.30am. 678 Friday every month Camposol ‘B’ Commercial Centre.

S AT U R D AY •COMPUTER CLUB in Alfaz del Pi. 965 889 187. •EL VERGER MARKET at The Polygon 9am-1.30pm. •GUARDIAN ANGELS Dropin/Coffee and Chat at Help Centre, La Jara 10.30am 12.30pm. 616 977 639. •AUCTION 1.30pm at the Jacaranda Restaurant Bar Moraira with auctioneer Mr Bob Gingell. First and third Saturday of each month. Phone to book your items 965 743 292. •COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS Cabo San Antonio & watchtower, Javea. 14km walk. 965 583 637. www.cbmwalkers.org.

SUNDAY •AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: 966 723 401.

FRIDAY

•AUCTIONS FOR AECC. Items for donation wanted. 965 319 929 / 688 238 879. •UFO and World Mysteries Discussion Group in Javea meet first Friday of the month at The Social Club and Bar in Javea Old Town at 10am. 966 459 976. •ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP Costa Blanca North weekly lunch meeting at Los Leones restaurant 1.15pm. Call 965 795 421 the Wednesday before. www.rotary costablanca.wiki.dot.com. •TENNIS GROUP meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at Toscamar, Javea. 966 473 301.

MONDAY

•COSTA BLANCA SAMARITANS: www.costa blancasamaritans.com. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs start 4pm. 965 785 387. •JALON VALLEY MUMS & TOTS CLUB at town hall 10.15am-12noon. 676 441 758. •JAVEA STAMPS & POSTCARD CLUB meets second and fourth Monday of month at L’Ancora Tennis Club at 10am. 965 795 499 / 608 765 245.

•JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458.

•ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meets the second Monday of month. 966 430 215 or www.rafa-ncb.org.

•F.A.S.T bookstall– 2nd & 4th

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Church services 787 509 or bill.ingram@angliac3.demon.co.uk. •JAVEA EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Pastor Clive Read 669 386 702. •JAVEA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH, Pastor John Hansford, Sundays 10.30am at Calle Favara 8, Javea Pueblo (near Plaza de la Constitucion Espanola, where the Thursday open market is held) 965 794 624. www.javeabaptist .com •MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222.

fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.

Useful numbers

•JALON VALLEY HELP SHOP Jalon Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm. 659 624 643.

C O N S U L AT E S British 96 521 6022 Emergency consular assistance 902 109 356

ALICANTE •AUCTIONS FOR AECC (donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879.

•BERNIA BABIES international group meets 10.30am12noon at Sierra Bernia School, Alfaz del Pi: 966 875 149. •BSAC Marina Alta SCUBA Diving Club. 966 470 163 or www.bsacmarinaalta.co.uk. •CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park. 965 796 846. •DENIA RUGBY CLUB SENIORS 8pm on beach outside the Oasis Hotel. •MALE VOICE CHOIR (no experience required) Teulada. 965 744 577. •MONTGO RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION JAVEA meets for coffee morning on first Tuesday of the month. www.montgoresidents.com. •RA F C o s t a B l a n c a . T h i r d Tuesday of month. 965 724 256 or n w h a n c ox @ hotmail.com. •ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP Denia meets first and third Tuesday of month at 1.30pm. Call 965 748 909 by the Sunday prior to meeting. •WORDS OF LIGHT: 662 688 865. •XABIA RUGBY CLUB ( juniors and seniors): 688 640 092. •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB competitive Duplicate. 965 795 458. •JAVEA ASSOCIATION OF

•PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH. Sunday Service 11am; Thursday 5pm Bible study and prayer; home groups during week. 966 769 300 or 650 509 606. •ALFAZ SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Tuesday Circle and Thursday Service and Clairvoyance 6.30pm. 966 878 469. All welcome. •THE KINGS CHURCH Benissa English Sunday service, 11am: www.thekingschurch.net. •VALLEY FELLOWSHIP, Jalon – Pastor Barbara Chadwick. 966 481 108.

WEDNESDAY

•JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB ‘No Fear’ pairs. 965 795 458.

TUESDAY

•NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Oliva on C/Constitution 6, near the town hall, Sundays 11.30am. 607 470 221.

Airport 96 691 9000 Guardia Civil 96 592 1100 Municipal Police 96 510 7200 Red Cross 96 525 2525

A L FA Z D E L P I Municipal Police 96 588 7100

ALTEA Guardia Civil 96 584 0525 Municipal Police 96 584 5511

BENIDORM Guardia Civil 96 585 0330 Municipal Police 96 680 7766 Red Cross 96 680 8934 Bus Station 96 683 0014

BENISSA Guardia Civil 96 573 0722 Municipal Police 96 573 0733

CALPE Guardia Civil 96 583 0080 Municipal Police 96 583 0812 Red Cross 96 583 1616

DENIA Guardia Civil 96 578 0036 Municipal Police 96 578 0190 Red Cross 96 578 1358

EL CAMPELLO Guardia Civil 96 563 0418 Municipal Police 96 563 7099

JAVEA Guardia Civil 062 Municipal Police 092 Red Cross 96 579 1961

MORAIRA Red Cross 96 574 0950 British Embassy: www.uk.inspain.fco.gov.uk Age Concern Spain: www.acespana.org Airport Information: www.aena.es Local News: www.euroweeklynews.com

MODEL MAKERS meet second Tuesday of month. gaw@wworkshop.net.

•41 CLUB, Javea meets the first Wednesday of the month. www.costablanca41club.org. •ALICANTE BUSINESS CLUB meets the third Wednesday of month in San Juan. 650 489 625 or www.alicantebusiness club.org. •BENIDORM INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB: 642 363 811. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs start 4pm. 965 785 387. •GARDENING CIRCLE: first Wednesday of month in Moraira. 966 498 681. •PERKY PENSIONERS Jalon, 2.30pm-4.30pm. 652 584 272. •RBL JAVEA: Second and fourth Tuesday of month. 965 790 123. •SPIRITUAL FRIENDS (Moraira) meet at Los Leones Restaurant, Sol Park at 2.30pm. www.spiritual friends.com. •QUIZ NIGHT and buffet last Wednesday of month at Restaurant Paraiso in Parcent to raise funds for Emaus children’s home in Altea. davidreeley@ hotmail.com. •FREE informal group that shares the understanding the three principles for innate well being every first and third Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm in Alfaz del Pi. 616 762 131 or sheela@sheelamasand.com. •SKITTLES fun matches at Restaurant/Bar GranSol Calpe at 7.30pm. 681 328 692 or www.gransolcalpe.com.

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•CALPE ROTARY FELLOWSHIP La Fustera. www.calpe-rotary.org.uk.

•LA NUCIA SPARTANS American Football team welcomes new players for their sub 16, over

16s and female teams. www.lanuciaspartans.com. •MASK FOR MABS children’s menu at El Paraiso Restaurant in Parcent. €1 donated to charity. •MORAIRA CHARITY SHOP on Avenida del Portet Road, opens Monday-Saturday 10am1pm and Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-7pm. 666 625 856. •STAMP CLUB Javea: 965 795 499. •WALKING GROUP Castalla. 965 630 009 / 607 434 732. •COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS – Saturdays and Wednesdays – different difficulty walks. www.cbmwalkers.org. •GANDIA AREA ACTIVITIES: Thursday social club dinners and golf, Friday and Monday petanca. 962 852 828. Saturday walking group. 962 808 601. •NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: www.nhwinspain.com or 620 417 777. •U3A VALL DEL POP. www.u3avalldelpop.com. •ARENAL School of Bridge and Social Club play duplicates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.15pm at the Arenal Clubhouse in Javea. Tuesdays are for beginners. 965 770 509. •THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Gran Alacant meets on t h e f i r s t M o n d ay o f t h e month, 7pm at Bar Sioux Restaurant. 966 695 423 or 639 917 971. •AVALON FUNERAL PLANS free advice on the Spanish funeral system. Old Bar Jalon. 10am-2pm. 672 879 589. julesthomas2@yahoo.com.

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ALL types of clothing alterations, repairs and soft furnishings. Revamp your old wardrobe if your clothes don’t fit. Ring Chris 670 384 636 (200365)

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SWIFT Challenger 500 manufactured 2000 with mover and camping accessories 3,995 euros. Tel 966 463 955 / Mobile 609 326 478 (97742) TABBERT CONTESSA 530. Excellent throughout. Separate bedroom, shower etc. 1,495€ ONO. Benidorm 634 167 593 (209388)

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ALEXANDERS Antique Jewellers pay top London prices. Est 2003, Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. Javea port seafront. 965 792 595 (202401) GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (202483)

Handyman PURELY MAINTENANCE For all your maintenance needs - big or small, contact Carl on 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 email pure lymaintenance@hotmail.com HANDYMAN Javea area. General maintenance. No job too small. Gardens tidied. Pools cleaned. Pressure washing. Chimneys swept. www.javea-handyman. com. Tel 680 501 404 (209958)

Health & Beauty CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Benissa, Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. 686 912 307 (202479)

Home Care HOMECARE COSTA BLANCA. From 1hr cleaning to 24hr nursing care. 619 216 270 / 965 878 028. jainemossaic@gmail.com www.homecarecostablanca.com (99548)

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COMPLETE HOME SERVICES Villa changeovers, laundry, pool cleaning, gardening, and general maintenance, everything you need. North Costa Blanca. denise bridger12@gmail.com Denise 667 298 576 (202334)

W. D GILMOUR. Painter & Decorator. Established 35 years in Moraira. Estimates FREE. Call William on 609 691 776 or 966 197 170. (202296)

Mobile Homes WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzicaley@gmail.com (200742)

Mobile Phone Repairs ALL types of mobile phone repairs. Contact 609 838 890 (202369)

KITCHEN cupboards looking tired/outdated? Reface/repaint instead of replacing. See examples www.villapainting.es 678 179 346 www.decorlux.es painting, decorating, renovation. Est. Costa Blanca 1995. Estimates free. Tel 649 181 526 (97744)

Pest Control CHEAP, all insects and rodents. 648 057 091 (209380)

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Pool Services YES YOU CAN HAVE A POOL We design & install Wooden Above-Ground Pools. Pools installed from 1,185€. With above ground pools there is “No Planning Permission Required”. You can also pay in Sterling. Phone or email for a FREE BROCHURE NOW. info@piscinasmadera.com Tel: 965 050 064 / 634 322 672 w w w. p i s c i n a s m a d e r a . c o m (97712) LIAMRICK Pool Cleaning Services 965 733 186 / 626 370 334 (202394)

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PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (200622) NEED YOUR PETS TAKEN CARE OF? Not kennels, just a friendly home. Large fenced area. 699 790 080 Altea (99699) PAWS PET TRANSPORT SPAIN UK SPAIN every month. We treat all pets as if they belonged to us. Maybe the best rates in Spain. Please call JOE on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or email pawspettransport@hotmail.com. Quote ewn1 (202324)

SOS INSURANCE. Best prices available. Call us first for all your insurance needs. Including funeral plans. Tel: 966 787 123 / 622 275 561 (97714)

Locksmith LOCKSMITH/ELECTRICIAN/C ARPENTER for emergency safe opening Altea area. Call Sean Gannon 667 507 630 (202338)

Metal Works MOBILE WELDING SERVICE, gates, rejas, railings etc. Made to measure or repaired. Free quotes. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Calpe. Dave: 616 173 699 / 965 834 869 (97743)

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Property Wanted PROPERTY wanted: Cash Buyer looking for Villa in Denia area, Quick Completion possible. Send details and price to houseinnorth costablanca@gmail.com (203094) Do you want to sell your business? Call Horeca Spain, your commercial specialist. Tel 670 013 883 (209251) EARN EXTRA €€€€’S, rent your villa this summer! We urgently require good quality villas with private pools, for upmarket clients. Flexible packages and dates available, fully managed service if required. We are the number one villa rental agency on the North Costa Blanca, and number one on Google. For a no obligation chat or more information, call Direct Villa Holidays on 696 034 522 www.directvillaholi days.com (202793)

Limescale - HydroFlow eliminates it, 100% guaranteed; pays for itself within twelve months. pmh@hydroflow.es or 651 378 241. (202801)

DO YOU want to rent out your villa in Denia/Javea area? We can help fill those weeks! Contact Walter 0034 666 327 729 (www.cbcasas.com) (202494)

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APARTAMENTOS PLAYA ALBIR SL. Quality rental accommodation with reception, 2 beds, 2 bath. Washing machine, air con, sea views and swimming pool. Available for short or long term let. apartments@playaalbirsl.e.tele fonica.net / Tel/fax 966 866 206 (202289) M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420€ pcm - 965 745 969 (89468) M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 € per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468) 2 BED, 2 bath, self contained apartment of large house in Moraira area. Terrace leading to pool area. 600€ per month inc bills. Tel 634 340 023 (209313) BUNGALOW FOR RENT. Independent garden, independent garage, 2 bedroom, living room. Long term. Urbanization San Rafael, La Nucia. Preferably retired. 670 378 899 (209323)

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BENIDORM & SURROUNDING AREAS, 2 men removals, house clearances. 655 239 797 (97738) EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK Company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or www.focustransport.com (201300) VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN leaving every 2 weeks. Great rates. Contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or email civic1235@msn.com. Quote EWN1 (202324)


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Roller Shutters CORDS, slats, winding mechanisms, motors. Calpe + 40 kms. Tony Bowers 659 464 992 www.toldosalchemy.com (99623)

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JAVEA SKIP HIRE 626 670 038, Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Denia from S & W TOOL HIRE & FERRETERIA MORAIRA (99645)

Soft Furnishings LOOSE COVERS, CURTAINS ETC. Made to Measure. Choose from a wide range of beautiful fabrics in your own home. Tel: 965 771 397 or 686 453 827 (202291)

Solar Power SOLAR BEST DEAL IN SPAIN www.gosolarinspain.com (200575) SOLAR BATTERY 1100 Amphour. Good condition 650 euros. Various solar panels from 100 euros. Charge controllers from 50 euros. Call 675 878 601 or 965 078 483 (209963)

MARK PADDON BSc Hons. Building surveying. MCIOB, CAAT. From 245 EUROS + IVA. Insured and legally registered in Spain. Tel: 653 733 066 / 962 807 247 www.costablancasurveyors.com (202433)

Swimming Pools

WIGS-R-US EL CISNE MARKET BENIDORM. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 till 2pm. 690 378 844 (202261)

GENERIC Viagra, Cialis, Jellies. Trial packs. Same or next day delivery. www.costablues.com 680 878 735 Colin (202466) VARIOUS GIRLS. 1 HOUR 20 EUROS. Alacant Massage Centre. Private apartment 619 309 020

MUCHAMIEL. Massages. NOT EROTIC. 15 euros/40 minutes. 668 579 123 (97559) LOLI. Superchubby XXL. Mature. 150 natural breasts. Loving, erotic, massages, feet fetishisms, facesitting, harness, economic. 687 230 860 (209384)

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ADMIN/SECRETARY WANTED for rental department in a busy estate agents. Sense of humour compulsory - MUST have secretarial background/be computer literate, Spanish speaking, good with people, trustworthy, a problem solver & able to work on own initiative - please send your CV to info@villas-albir.com (209327)

Wig Specialists

TOTAL POOL CARE. Leak detection, structural repairs, regrouts and retiling, replacement pumps, lights, sand filters etc. Tel: 654 687 536 (207047)

SCRAP VEHICLES wanted for cash. Call 646 726 377 (202301)

Vlaamse televerkopers M/V gevraagd voor ons nieuwe kantoren in Benidorm. Aangename werksfeer, en door de exclusiviteit van ons product bieden wij de hoogste verdienste aan de spaanse kust. Voor alle info : 663 998 585. (202797)

SEX CINEMA ‘El Sofa’. (Straight, Gay and Bi rooms), Calle de la Parra 5, Benidorm www.SexCinema Benidorm.com (97998)

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JAVEA, Moraira, Christina, Eastern European lady massage and more. Older gentlemen welcome, also weekends. Tel: 667 817 407 or 661 034 261 (202383)

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LOOKING for touristic (tour guides) in the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol area. High earnings. Preferably Scandinavian or Belgian/Dutch speaking. Please contact info@gogoestates.com (202919)

Skip Hire CONTENEDORES MATA - SKIP HIRE 3-5-10M3. Tel 965 790 172 / 679 440 046 (202470)

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TEASER: Toyota will unveil the FT-86 Open in Geneva.

GENEVA: 130 cars will be unveiled. 130 premieres at motor show THE GENEVA Motor Show will have 130 cars premiered there this year. The 83rd edition of the Geneva International

Motor Show will be officially opened on March 7, by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer. Some 700,000 visitors are expected to attend the 11 days of the exhibition. Before that, more than 10,000 representatives of the media from all over the world will be there to see all the latest cars. Ten per cent of the 900 vehicles being exhibited will be ‘green’ powered. A series of conferences regarding the future of vehicle transportation will be presented by 10 different experts. The Geneva International Motor Show, which provides an open showroom for the world to the latest technologies and designs, is one of the five most important automobile exhibitions in the automobile world. This year the show will present more than 130 World and European Premieres from the private vehicles market sector. Amongst the new exhibitors is Qoros, a Chinese brand that has chosen Geneva to launch its products for Europe. McLaren will also present its range of sports cars based on its motor sports

Lotus will have an exhibit. technologies. Bringing together nearly 260 exhibitors within an area of 110,000 square metres, the Geneva International Motor Show

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Warblers’ sunny trip to Alenda Sally was followed by Derek Gray, beaten on count-back with the same score. Michael also took home a bottle of wine for getting nearest on the 5th as did Jim Rodgers, closest on the 16th; Derek Gray managed to get a two on the 3rd and received a Warbler ball. Next week, Wednesday March 6, the society is at Alicante. More information: www.orbawarblers.com or phone 634 351 950.

Cricket season starts FIRST day of the cricket season saw Sporting Alfas held to a draw against a United Cricket team from Barcelona. The visitors batted first

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ALENDA, on a beautiful sunny day provided the back drop for the Orba Warblers’ weekly outing. The competition was a straight forward Stableford and Michael Taylor showed the rest the way home with a score of 39 off his handicap of 12.3. In second place with 35 off 22.4 was Arthur Sullivan and, after initially missing out as her playing partner kept their score cards in his pocket, third spot went to Sally Marsden with 33.

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and set about the SACC bowling attack choosing an aerial route, which showed up the lack of preparation the home side had done. Although the ball often

reached a pair of hands only one catch was taken in the first third of the match. Waqar finally got rid of Ali who had amassed 62. The run rate steadied but the SACC bowlers were bemused by the lack of catches held on to. The introduction of Spain’s finest left arm over bowler, Ben Fletcher, finally seemed to steady the nerves and catches began to go to hand as he claimed the last six wickets from seven overs for a miserly 28 runs. Pennick, Spencer and Crompton took one apiece. So a target 263 was set. Spencer led the way in the run chase with the help of Pakiem who retired hurt, Crompton 13 and Fletcher 12, but with only 90 needed and 10 overs and 8 wickets left, bad light changed things. Sporting Alfas 1st X1 173 for 5 drew with United Cricket Club 263 for 10.


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Hole in one for Roger EL PLANTIO 2 GS played a Texas Scramble in their latest competition. Roger Marshall, who was playing to qualify for his handicap rather than in the competition, scored a hole in one on one of the nearest the pins holes. Since he wasn’t in the competition, it didn’t count for the NTP but as it was his very first hole-in-one, the money was collected and a trophy presented to Roger. In third place with a score of 51.95 were Dave Smith, Dave Swann and Gordon Wayne and in second with a score of 51.7 (slightly higher combined handicap) Ian Henderson, Keith Smith and George Stanhope. The winners by far with 48.91 were Gordon Abba, Frank Stanhope and Dave Collins. Visitors are welcome, contact Ian Henderson, tel 966 716 616 or mobile 636 116 230.

La Vila beaten as visitors’ defence holds firm VRAC Cheese Entrepreneurs demonstrated why they are known as one of the best defensive teams in the Honor Division when they came to La Vila on Sunday. Victory was secured for the visitors with five tries and a conversion, against a Vila side who gave one of their strongest performances of the season. In the first half, Vila maintained possession and attacked well through the phases but the Valladolid defence held firm. The home side repeatedly attacked the try line, with some nice individual skill creating line breaks. However, the away side maintained an

insurmountable wall in defence, which meant that Vila were unable to put any points on the board. In contrast, VRAC were clinical with their attacking opportunities, scoring two tries in the first half, the first through Ignacio Gutiérrez Muller, and a second through forward Ignacio Molina. It was the turn of the cheese men to keep the ball in the second half, dominating possession for the majority of the 40 minutes. Even though they were without the ball for long periods the Vileros stuck to the game plan and continued to play their own style of rugby.

Finally their determination was rewarded with a consolation try in the dying moments of the game, through Spanish international Javier Carrión. Rodrigo López scored both of the visitor’s tries in the second half to make the final score 7. CHARGE : La Vila’s Alfred Metral carries the ball.

Supermotoland brothers set for another fantastic year THE Supermoto racing brothers from Murcia are busy training and making final preparations for the first round of this year’s Spanish Supermoto championships held in Seville on Sunday March 10. 2012 saw the two brothers right at the sharp end of the results with Mat Ford-Dunn finishing second in the SM30 championship and his younger brother Anthony finishing fourth in the Elite championship despite being injured for part of the season. The potential for great results this year is high, with Mat now one of the favourites to take the

PREPARATIONS: Anthony and Mat will compete in the Spanish Supermoto championships in Seville in March. newly formed SM Masters 35 class and Anthony moving over to the highly competitive SM Road category that has Spain’s best Supermoto racers competing on an asphalt only circuit. The Supermotoland team have decided to continue with last year’s SML 450 supermoto bikes that are prepared and developed at the team’s base in Murcia. The brothers have been busy testing alongside a selection of Moto 3 and Moto 2 riders from the Moto GP world

championships to further hone their skills. The Murcia and UK based international removal company ‘Advance Moves’ will continue to be the team’s headline sponsor, but the team are continuing the search for extra sponsors to help the brothers achieve their goals and benefit from the success and publicity 2013 has to offer. Anyone interested in joining the team as a sponsor should visit the www.supermotoland.com website.


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