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Danger school to be razed to the ground By Gemma Quinn A SCHOOL is to be razed to the ground and rebuilt after a classroom floor collapsed injuring nine children and a teacher. Following technical inspections it has been recommended that the Colegio Hispanidad in Santa Pola be demolished, although town mayor Miguel Zaragoza did not specify any date for the start of construction of a new school. The affected parts of the building Turn to Page 4

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Motorway bike death A MOTORCYCLIST has died and several people were injured in a multiple collision which took place on the AP-7 motorway near San Javier.

16 arrested SIXTEEN people, including two minors, have been arrested by police in Murcia on burglary charges. DEMOLITION: Colegio Hispanidad. Inset: One example of disrepair.


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Letters RED HERRING: The studios have not met expectations and cost millions a year.

Film studio boss comes under fire

A FILM studio boss has come under fire for collecting his salary, despite the fact that the studios have not been used for a year. The Social Democratic Party has asked for the immediate dismissal of

Facebook fight against dump CAMPAIGN group ‘Albatera No al Vertedero’ which is fighting against plans to site a landfill waste plant in the El Cocón area, have set up a Facebook page. It is encouraging citizens to send emails and messages to the President of

the Diputación, Luisa Pastor, and the 27 mayors of the region to prevent the plant being sited in Albatera. The group said: “Such facilities do not benefit anyone and do not address the needs that are generated in today’s society.”

José Antonio Escrivá, Managing Director of the Ciudad de la Luz film studios in Alicante It says it is “robbery and wasteful” that he is still receiving an undisclosed wage. At present, the City of Light is paralysed by a resolution of the European Commission. It is currently investigating whether the Valencian government funding granted to the studios was in accordance with European standards governing state aid. Eva Martinez from the

Social Democratic Party asks why millions of euros in loans and monthly wages are spent “when you do not get any income?” She said: “It is only good for a Christmas fair and to teach film, which is ridiculous and shameful for a resort that has cost more than €265 million and costs €17 million a year.” Martinez asked the Regional Secretary for permission to use the facilities to receive some revenue or to urgently sell the complex.

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Flu epidemic hits Alicante

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Police seize fake goods

THERE were 344.8 cases of flu in Alicante province per 100,000 inhabitants recorded during February 11-15. Of these, 95.07 per cent had not received the flu vaccination.

A SPECIAL police unit has cleared the streets of nearly half-a-million counterfeit goods in just five years. That is the number of fake items seized by the Fox Unit of the Local Police in Alicante. Councillor for Security, Juan Seva, said the city has spent the last 10 years working extensively in combating, pursuing and CHILDREN can throw investigating the smuggling and firecrackers from the age sale of fraudulent goods. of eight, according to rules of Valencia. This was stated during a workshop on ‘Responsible use of fireworks’ aimed at children aged 11 to 12.

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Help to learn A TEAM from the University of Alicante is studying the most common fixed verbal constructions in Spanish and cataloguing thousands of phrases to help the learning of the language.

Farm thieves FOUR people have been arrested for stealing a ton of lemons and equipment from farms in Murcia and San Javier valued at €6,000.

Adds up THE professor of Applied Mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Sergio Amat, has been elected to the board of the European Mathematical Society.

ADAPT meeting FRIENDSHIP and support group ADAPT is hosting their next meeting at the Pensionista Hogar, San Pedro on Saturday March 2 at 10.30am. For more information call 966 189 402.

The unit has been policing flea markets, the streets and tourist attractions of the city, in order to clamp down on the illegal sale of counterfeit goods. To perform this specific task the Fox Unit was created, consisting of five officers and 20 agents. In the last five years they have arrested 207 people and seized almost 500,000 counterfeit goods which were being sold illegally on the

street. The majority, 75 per cent, being bags, items of clothing, jewellery and cosmetics. Seva said: “In these difficult times of economic downturn we have to defend enterprises and organisations and prosecute the illegal sale of counterfeit goods.” The data was revealed at a meeting ‘Improvement in crimes against intellectual property’ to analyse the role of local police.

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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

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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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Fresh water out of the sea TORREVIEJA’S desalination plant will finally start supplying irrigation and drinking water. It comes almost a decade after the government of Rodriguez Zapatero announced the plan to offer an alternative to the Ebro water transfer between Alicante and Murcia. The works at the desalination plant, situated just off the N-332 close to Torrevieja hospital, are almost completed and testing will begin shortly. The plant was built to improve water management and water recycling and to make water resources more sustainable in the region. The second planned phase includes the sale of water for agriculture, but will depend on the final fixing of tariffs.

Man declared innocent after nine years in jail A FATHER’s long fight to win the freedom of his jailed son is finally over after nine years. Antonio Valdivielso, aged 62, of Torrevieja, has fought for years to clear his son’s name, determined to prove his innocence. José Antonio was sentenced in 2002 to 13 years

in jail on charges of attempted murder, robbery with violence and use of weapons. But he was the victim of mistaken identity. The 33-year-old has continually protested his innocence during his nine years in prison. Now, the Supreme Court has declared void

the original judgement. José Antonio said that whilst he had given up hope, his father ‘never threw in the towel’. His legal team are now looking at a compensation claim, but the family say they are more interested in getting back to a ‘normal life’.

Tower to rise again THE Heritage Department of Orihuela is working on the restoration and repair of the Almohade tower. It will also restore the stretch of wall located along the streets of Miguel Hernández and Barrio Nuevohe. The tower is a plinth dating from between the second half of the 12th century and the first half TORRE ALMOHADE: Restoration work under way to preserve historic remains. of the 13th.

Free cooking classes FREE cooking classes are available on Saturday, March 2, at the Central Market in Torrevieja. La Cocina de la Plasa is opening its kitchen on the first Saturday of every

month from 11am to all ages and nationalities to learn about the typical dishes of the region. Places are limited, so call 965 710 250 ext 1540-1541 to reserve yours.

CULINARY DELIGHT: Free cooking lessons in Torrevieja.

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Danger shool to be razed From Front Page have been evacuated and children moved to other schools. The news has been welcomed by parents in the town but has angered others in Rojales, who have received news from the Valencian authorities that their school will not be rebuilt despite a decade of campaigns. Walls are crumbling and chunks of concrete have fallen from the building at the Principe de España school in Rojales. As previously reported in the Euro Weekly News parents have been campaigning to raise awareness of the state of the school which one mother Rachel King describes as ‘horrific’. Rojales Mayor Antonio Pérez met with the Valencian authorities demanding action be taken and a new school built as a matter of urgency. However, an answer has been delayed for another month with the authorities claiming funds are not available. Rachel said: “No more apathy, we need to act as a united front, we must stand together. We will never be satisfied until we can send our children off to school every morning without the fear that it will come crashing down around them.” Another parent, Tracy Burns Ahmet, added: “The doors of Rojales school should be locked now, it is so unsafe.”


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World is Santa Pola’s oyster SANTA POLA plans to double its production and sale of oysters this year. In 2012, 30,000 oysters were sold as the crop was hit by sea conditions. But now, after a promising start to the season and with the first oysters already on sale, company Ostres de la Badia plans to sell between 60,000 and 70,000 this year. For the first time, the fishing village is

targeting the overseas market and plans to sell in Portugal, Andorra and Holland, and has launched a website for fishmongers and restaurants to be able to place their order online. For those wishing to sample the delights of the sea locally, their oysters will be on sale at Santa Pola’s fish market with the price of each one being between ₏1.20 and ₏1.80.

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Sculpture park MURCIA is to expand the Antonio Campillo Sculpture Park in the city and will display more sculptures and artistic pieces by local artists.

Open day THE AECC cancer charity is hosting an open day on Tuesday, March 12, at 4pm in the Social Centre in La Marina, with a talk by the chairman, Pablo EnrĂ­quez Valens.

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Q&A: Torrevieja government team meet with Neighbourhood Watch.

Move on, NW tells prostitutes

POLICE have launched a campaign to move on prostitutes after a Neighbourhood Watch (NW) meeting. Members of the San Luis scheme had been invited to a question and answer session with the mayor and councillors from Torrevieja Town Hall, along with the chief of police. And after the problem of prostitutes operating in the Lakeside area of San Luis was raised, the chief of police promised action. Neighbourhood Watch members found it A TOURISM drive in Elche offensive that the ‘ladies has been hailed a of the night’ were coming resounding success. off the roundabout and VisitElche tourism office roads, and operating in a and Elche Tourism Business residential area. Association launched the Whilst it is not illegal to campaign ‘Elche 24 hours, work as a prostitute in â‚Ź24’. Ten hotels offered Spain, Councillor for rooms for â‚Ź24 while Police Eduardo Gill and restaurants had menus Chief of Police Vicente with dishes at â‚Ź12 and â‚Ź24. Guttierez said they would Mayor Mercedes Alonso put measures in place to said hotel occupancy could move the ladies on. go above 90 per cent when For more information it is usually just 35 per visit www.nhwinspain. cent at this time of year. com

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ELCHE’S Proctology Unit at the General Hospital has been visited by two British surgeons and one from Murcia, who are interested in learning a surgical technique.

Hearing tests TODAY and every Thursday, the GAES Centros Auditivos will be carrying out free hearing tests at La Marina Social Centre between 2pm and 5.45pm. Call 965 414 953 for an appointment.

Top 10 HIGH SCHOOL students from Callosa de Segura came in the top 10 at the IV Olympiad Geology at the University of Alicante.

Tent move PILAR DE LA HORADADA is to move its festival tent next to the football field parking area in order to make it more secure and suitable for hosting local events.


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Council’s €3,000 wedding gifts TORREVIEJA is the only city in Spain to be offering financial assistance to newly married couples. For the last 15 years the council has been handing out grants of €3,000 to local newlyweds to help buy their first home. The application process for this year’s aid is now open. Married couples under the age of 35 who have resided in Torrevieja for the last five years have

until Monday, May 20, to submit their application and the necessary paperwork to the General Register of the City (PROP). Foreign residents are also eligible to apply if they prove long term residence in Spain. The full information and terms of the application can be found in the Youth Animation and Information Centre (CIAJ) located in the Paseo Juan Aparicio.

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Dolphin found washed up on del Cura beach THE body of a dolphin was found washed up on the Playa del Cura beach in Torrevieja. The adult striped dolphin, almost two-metres in length and weighing 120kg, showed no obvious signs of what may have been the cause of death. Municipal Biologist, Juan Antonio Pujol said this species of dolphin is prone to suffering from viral diseases that affect the respiratory system which could have caused the death. A post mortem examination will be carried out to confirm the cause.

DOLPHIN: Residents find dolphin on Torrevieja’s Playa del Cura beach.


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Tourist awards for Orihuela FIVE of Orihuela’s beaches, three museums, two tourist information offices, the Local Police and Civil Protection have received diplomas certifying their ‘Commitment to Quality Tourism.’ Orihuela’s Councillor for Tourism, Ana Mas, said the seal of quality implies adherence to the ‘Integrated Quality System for Tourist Destination’ (SICTED) and is a “dynamic element” within the city’s tourism sector. Mayor Monserrate Guillén thanked the team that made it possible to achieve the distinction and stressed that tourism is an industry that creates jobs. He called for the private sector to join the SICTED to work together and enhance tourism in Orihuela.

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Japanese TV crew film in and around Alicante city A JAPANESE TV crew is in Alicante filming in and around the city as part of an episode of a programme

called ‘Chikyu bus kikou’ (A bus trip). The show, which will air in Japan

in July, reflects the experiences of a young hiker and his travels around Alicante and the Costa Blanca.

€3,000 for children’s charity shop OVER €3,000 has now been raised by one lady’s determination to help the Elche Children’s Home. Lorraine Johnson admits her small charity shop was an “afterthought” she had last May, but has since gone on to raise thousands. She said: “The items that are donated to Elche Children’s Shop are sorted out into three piles, some items are sold, some go directly to the home and baby stuff goes to the Altea orphanage.” She also arranges the occasional charity event and her recent Valentine’s Dinner at La Campana restaurant raised €200 alone.

Filming sees the traveller arrive at the bus station in the city and follows him along El Postiguet beach and up to the Castle of Santa Barbara. There he is seen doing a piece to camera saying “despite the wind, the sun is good” adding that the beach “is beautiful and has very white sand.” After passing through the city, the crew moved north to Benidorm and Calpe before filming in Portugal.

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GOOD CAUSE: Big money comes from small things as store raises thousands for charity. Lorraine also wishes to thank all those that have helped and supported the shop, situated within

her car sales business, Cars R Us, on the Lemon Tree road, Guardamar. Call Lorraine on 691 305 749.

LA MARINA’S Social Centre is being used every day by residents of all nationalities and ages. Classes include craft lessons, yoga, pilates, Zumba and table tennis. For more details 966 443 002.


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Julio Iglesias in concert at IFA JULIO IGLESIAS is to visit the region as part of his 2013 tour. The Spanish singer and songwriter is to

perform at the IFA exhibition centre, close to Alicante Airport, on Saturday, July 6, with tickets costing from €60, to €225 for a VIP package. Julio Iglesias is the only artist in history to have received the Diamond Record awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for having sold the most albums in different languages. He has released 80 albums and sold more than 300 SPORTS CITY: New basketball facilities open in million records worldTorrevieja. wide, making him, according to Sony Music Entertainment, one of the top five TORREVIEJA’S new basketball and mini-basket courts best-selling music have been opened. Next to the Pavilion Cecilio Gallego, artists. they cost almost €45,000 and further expand the For ticket inforfacilities at Sports City. The space will be used for mation call 966 657 training and matches of the municipal basketball 600 or email school as well as the School Sports Games. info@ifamusic.com

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Don’t miss the bus RESIDENTS of the Orihuela Costa are being reminded that a weekly bus service is available to Orihuela. The service operates every Tuesday, starting in Playa Flamenca at 9am and passing through Entrenaranjos. Councillor for the Coast Martina Scheurer said the service had been in decline recently: “In the beginning it had a good use, but not any more, maybe because people don’t know about it.” To take advantage of the service and to visit the historic city of Orihuela, call 966 760 000 Ext 32 or email residentes@ orihuela.es for bus reservations.


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In the frame for €700 MORE than 250 amateur snappers took part in the second annual Photographic Marathon in Cartagena. Participants had to take photos of 12 different themes and capture the city’s monuments and iconic buildings including the cathedral, yacht club and San Francisco Plaza. Contestants had to download at least one picture of each subject on the competition website, with the winner receiving first prize of €700.

A ‘step back’ for schools

SCHOOL districts in Elche are being reduced from six areas to three. Councillor for Education Daniel

McEvoy said it will lead to a wider and easier choice for parents, being able to choose a school outside of

their immediate area. It is a layout similar to the major cities of Alicante and Valencia. However, the Federation of Parent Teacher Associations (FAPA) of Elche considers it to be a step backwards, MODA LA FINCA in La Finca Golf Commercial which can lead to Centre in Algorfa showcased a range of a messy process fashions from brands including Doris Streich, and questions Monari and Frank Lyman. about what will A raffle was also held in aid FASHION happen to families of Fundacion Diocesana San FORWARD: who fail to get José Obrero in Orihuela, an their first or organisation which helps Local boutique second choice children and youngsters from raises funds of schools. poor families and children during fashion who have suffered abuse. show.

Fashion show helps children in need

MODA LA FINCA: Boutique hosts fashion show.

Pink panthers wanted to help in cancer fight FOLLOWING on from the success of the Pink Ladies fundraising group, who raise money and awareness for the AECC cancer charity, Maria Wilson is looking for men to form the ‘Pink Panthers’. Maria said: “Cancer affects one in three

people and we feel men should be more involved. Men may also feel more comfortable in talking to other men about arranging a prostate screening than with our Pink Ladies. We want people of all nationalities to come together and fight this horrible disease and the

men can arrange golf and football days and help our cause.” Anyone with a few hours to spare should contact Maria on 633 487 595. She is also looking for more volunteers to spend a few hours a week at the Torrevieja AECC office.

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Sea erosion MAYOR of Pilar de la Horadada José Fidel Ros has toured the Sardinero Paseo in Torre de la Horadada to inspect damage caused by sea erosion and discuss solutions.

Repair work LOS MONTESINOS has begun repair and construction works as part of its urban redevelopment plan. Work should be completed in around two months.

At last… TORREVIEJA Town Hall has finally confirmed plans to build a sports centre in La Mata, which was an old election promise from the PP government team in 1999.


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Corruption a burden for the Spanish

FIFTY PER CENT of Spaniards believe that corruption gives the country a bad image. And they believe the level of corruption in this country is greater than in Morocco, China or Greece, they told the Elcano

Institute think-tank. Unemployment and poverty contribute to Spain’s bad image, in the opinion of 19 per cent. Six per cent blame the country’s banks and only 4 per cent think that strikes and

demonstrations are responsible. The Elcano findings do not corroborate the results of other surveys, like those of Transparency International, pointed out Javier Noya, the institute’s Image and Public

Eastern connection in €24m fake goods raid HACIENDA impounded 35 tons of tobacco, 300,000 designer fakes and also blocked 233 bank accounts. All originated with a network of Chinese importers

SAVED: Five-year-old from

operating in the Valencian Community now accused by Spain’s tax authority of fiscal fraud, money laundering and forging documents. Between confiscated merchandise and bank accounts approximately €24 million is involved, Hacienda said. Eleven people have now been arrested in Alicante, Valencia and Barcelona. Supervised by the Valencia courts, the operation was launched choking on a sweet. last May after customs’ officers inspected seven containers ostensibly Her son was choking on loaded with granite sheets. a sweet, the mother Inside they found 35 tons cried, as she of loose tobacco worth unsuccessfully pummelled around €4 million. his back to dislodge it. Enquiries led them to a The policeman grabbed group of businessmen who the child and performed distributed merchandise the Heimlich manoeuvre. from China to trading The offending sweet estates in Cobo Calleja was dislodged, and the (Madrid) and El Carrus in five-year-old’s life saved. Elche (Alicante).

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A MERIDA policeman saved the life of a fiveyear-old who was choking on a sweet. The Local Police officer, who works with a unit that issues and renews ID cards, heard a woman screaming for help in the adjoining waiting-room and went to investigate.

Opinion specialist. In its latest Corruption Perceptions Index for 2012, Spain received a better ranking than Morocco, China, Italy and Greece, Noya said. On a scale of between one

and 10, Spaniards who participated in the institute survey put the country’s corruption level at 8.3. Italy came close behind, with 8.1, followed by Greece (7.5), Morocco (7.2) and China (6.6).


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Father accused of daughter’s death THE remains of a woman, 28, missing from Lanzarote since last year have been discovered and her father has

been arrested. The man, 58, was in hospital with a terminal illness, under police surveillance, accused

of killing her to hide the fact that he had got her pregnant. He has since died. His second wife and two of her children are also under arrest. The victim, who was mentally disabled, died received 378 litres from a blow to the head per square metre of and her body was later cut rain instead of an up. Her remains were average 329 litres. found in a plastic bag In eastern Andalucia, inside a backpack in a shed the Basque Region, at the family home where Navarra, La Rioja, she used to be locked up as northwest Aragon and punishment as a child. some parts of Tenerife In 2004, the man lost custody of his daughter, as it has rained 50 per he was accused of abusing cent more than usual. her and her brother for But other regions years. She was made to including northern work hard on the land Valencia, the Murcia coast when she was young, and and southern Castellon, both she and her brother have had 25 per cent less WEATHER: It has rained rain. frequently had cigarette The situation has been 15 per cent more than burns on their skin. She was reported still worse in some parts of usual since October. the Valencian Community rainfall was 50 per cent missing by her brother and Cataluña, where lower. after he attempted without success to locate her for a matter of inheritance. When the family refused to help find her, the police A VALENCIA man received a 16-month jail sentence for the searched their home. sexual blackmail of a priest. The death appears to A court heard that the two men had maintained sexual have occurred four months relations and he had threatened to “paper the church” with ago, although local photos of the naked priest unless he paid him €1,000. residents say they hadn’t A 16-month restraining order was also issued, barring seen the young woman for the man from being within 300 metres of the priest. a year.

Flood or drought IT rained 15 per cent more than usual between October 1 and February 19. October 1 is the first day of the hydrological or water year and in the intervening months Spain

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Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

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.

Violent toy THE German manufacturer

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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QUIQUE DACOSTA, who runs the three-Michelin-starred 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 at the indoor market on March 5.

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 communications and online marketing.

Children’s fair A CHILDREN’S fair may be set up by the town hall during Teulada’s Sant Vicent Ferrer fiesta in April. It would include a train, Ferris wheel and games.

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

Walking over trains AS children play and their parents stroll along a new promenade, it is hard to imagine that trains are thundering by just metres away. But that is the case as a new €1.5

Death by nuts ALBOX firefighters arrived too late to save a man who was crushed to death by a sack of almonds at a Velez Rubio warehouse.

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

AN Almeria climber was part of a fourman team who scaled the Aconcagua, the highest mountain peak in the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

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

MORE THAN 200 athletes will gather in the town of Macael next month to participate in the National Championships for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Dustmen’s strike UNION representatives are in talks with Urbaser, the innovative solution led waste management company, over refuse collectors’ pay demands.

Mugger in court POLICE have arrested an alleged mugger who waited outside bars for his victims. The 20-year-old masked robber threatened his victims with a knife in the village of El Ejido.

Building inspection IN Almeria City there are 3,053 buildings which are more than 50 years old and will have to pass a technical building inspection or face remedial work.

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Most accidents MOST traffic accidents in Malaga City occur in La Trinidad, where there were 323 accidents between 2011 and the first six months of 2012.

On track WORK to improve the athletics track at

million boulevard with gardens has opened above the railway tracks in Arroyo de la Miel near Malaga. Mayor Paloma Garcia Galvez opened the Antonio Andrade Arroyo de la Miel Sports Centre has been completed thanks to an investment of €6,000.

Court alerts IN 2012, Malaga courts sent out more than 1.2 million notifications online, which is more than a sixth of the total in Andalucia.

Food donation MERCADONA supermarket chain has signed an agreement with the Costa del Sol Food Bank (Bancosol) to provide them with basic products to give to the needy.

No smoking THE Spanish Association Against Cancer has launched a campaign in Benalmadena schools to teach youngsters about the dangers of smoking.

Heart attack A MAN, 69, died of a heart attack while walking along a street in Malaga. He collapsed in front of a group of women who called an ambulance.

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Street project RENOVATION of Calle El Barrio in Nerja is due to start. The project has a current budget of €280,000 and is presently

Boulevard, which has 4,500m2 of leisure areas. It has made a huge improvement to an area which was formerly just wasteland above the tracks covered by a tunnel. scheduled to be completed in four months.

Musical trip THE Nerja Municipal Band took part in a concert at the School of Music of the National Conservatory in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fat recycled RECICLADOS LA ESTRELLA collected a total of 68,832 kilos of used cooking fats from catering establishments in Nerja during 2012.

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Russian tourism THE Balearic Government along with the Secretary of State for Tourism met with Russian tour operators in Palma to explore ways of increasing the flow of Russian tourists to the islands.

Dino park A DINOSAUR theme park is to be created on a defunct paint-balling site in Sineu, following final approval by Mallorca Council.

MBE awarded PEDRO A SERRA - founder of Mallorca’s first English language newspaper the Majorca Daily Bulletin - has been awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II.


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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.

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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. Underwritten at Lloyd’s of London

Spanish giant expands in UK 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

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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NET VOLUME 644.44 33.09 269.23 343.74 951.67 689.95 615.98 568.75 481.01 2,275.09 91.98 1,365.97 11,663.26 836.75 2,338.50 8,297.31 481.28 474.50

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C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE Diageo PLC 1968.75 -4.50 Eurasian Nat Resources ... 371.50 6.90 EVRAZ PLC 275.65 5.70 Experian PLC 1090.00 3.00 Fresnillo PLC 1508.00 18.00 G4S PLC 287.75 0.70 GKN PLC 253.20 1.10 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1477.00 -1.75 Glencore International 377.75 4.05 Hammerson PLC 501.00 -2.00 Hargreaves Lansdown 855.75 -1.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 729.50 8.10 IMI PLC 1219.00 5.15 Imperial Tobacco Gr PLC 2367.00 -13.00 InterContinental Hotels 1941.00 2.00 International Consolidtd 225.05 -2.12 Intertek Group PLC 3375.00 -22.00 Intu Properties PLC 354.90 -0.60 ITV PLC 120.10 -0.90 Johnson Matthey PLC 2327.50 20.00 Kazakhmys PLC 687.75 9.50 Kingfisher PLC 280.20 -2.10 Land Securities Gr PLC 839.00 -2.00 Legal & General Gr PLC 160.10 1.80 Lloyds Banking Gr PLC 55.02 0.17 Marks & Spencer Gr PLC 371.75 -5.80 Meggitt PLC 460.05 2.30 Melrose Industries PLC 253.90 3.00 National Grid PLC 712.25 -3.00 Next PLC 4208.00 -35.00 Old Mutual PLC 202.00 2.20 Pearson PLC 1165.50 -50.10 Petrofac Ltd 1604.50 14.00 Polymetal Intrnatinl PLC 996.00 13.50 Prudential PLC 967.00 2.00 Randgold Resources Ltd 5470.00 80.00 Reckitt Benckiser Gr PLC 4339.00 -177.00 Reed Elsevier PLC 688.50 -16.00 Resolution Ltd 264.30 1.00 REXAM PLC 508.25 5.00 Rio Tinto PLC 3500.75 24.00 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1043.50 5.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 354.90 9.80 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2217.50 17.00 RSA Insurance Grp PLC 119.00 1.40 SABMiller PLC 3239.00 1.00 Sage Group (The) PLC 341.75 -1.31 Sainsbury (J) PLC 345.10 0.13 Schroders PLC 2068.50 52.80 Serco Group PLC 593.50 5.50 Severn Trent PLC 1615.00 -4.42 Shire PLC 2126.00 30.00 Smith & Nephew PLC 709.00 2.36 Smiths Group PLC 1260.00 4.00 SSE PLC 1442.00 -0.18 Standard Chartered PLC 1766.50 23.00 Standard Life PLC 350.10 0.10 Tate & Lyle PLC 799.00 -8.00 Tesco PLC 374.55 2.35 TUI Travel PLC 324.05 2.00 Tullow Oil PLC 1246.00 5.00 Unilever PLC 2642.50 14.00 United Utilities Gr PLC 737.00 -3.38 Vedanta Resources PLC 1217.00 1.00 Vodafone Group PLC 164.12 1.10 Weir Group PLC 2168.00 12.00 Whitbread PLC 2597.00 -35.00 Wm Morrison Sprmrkts 264.15 2.04 Wolseley PLC 3071.00 42.00 Wood Group (John) PLC 808.75 12.08 WPP PLC 1044.00 8.00 Xstrata PLC 1130.50 11.50

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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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£££ 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

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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 it’s 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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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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Snapped! By Tony Bolton, Estepona (Malaga)

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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

Anna Jefferson-Smith is provoking diverse comments from some readers...

Just ludicrous 

Feline offer

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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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.

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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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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.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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

BBC3

Channel 4

Mike Myers. Heather Graham.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Top of the Pops 9:00pm 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

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 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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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

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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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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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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.

CH5

BBC1

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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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

CH4

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.

BBC3

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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BBC2

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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Channel 4

Channel 5

7:00am Preview 7:10am Homes Under the Hammer 8:10am Saints and Scroungers 8:55am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 9:25am Show Me the Monet 10:10am 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

CH5

4:15pm - The Negotiator

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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www.euroweeklynews.com BUDDY HOLLY grew up on the forlorn Western Texas plains about as far away as imaginable from upbeat music centres or downbeat metropolitan cultural cores. Buddy’s sound was his own. It was new, rebellious, had an inventive beat and rhymed with the times. His friends formed a group, and from their first recording Buddy Holly & The Crickets were a success. Just about every decade since Buddy’s tragic death one of his songs is re-recorded to remind us of his unique style and our loss with his 1959 death still honoured in the uncanny early ‘70s Don Maclean hit American Pie that lives on today. Many still remember the tune and most words. “A long, long time ago, I can still remember, how that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had the chance, That I could make those people dance, And maybe they’d be happy for a while. But February made me shiver, With every paper I’d deliver, Bad news on the doorstep... I couldn’t take one more step. I can’t remember if I cried, When I read about his widowed bride, But something touched me deep

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February and it’s raining in my heart!  Ric Polansky Fifty four years after US rock star Buddy Holly died in an Iowa air crash his memory still lives on, as long-time Spanish resident Ric Polansky - himself an American - nostalgically recalls.

BUDDY HOLLY: Fifty-four years since the singer died in a plane crash. inside, the day the music died.” Lennon and McCartney were influenced by Holly...along with many other global superstars. With rock music young in the ‘50s, the only way to make it grow was to roll it to the masses. A bus tour was arranged in the winter of ‘58 - ‘59 and the books say it ended in Mason City, Iowa, where I grew up. But Buddy’s last venue was in nearby Clear Lake. After performing, Buddy hired a plane from Mason City to fly that night to

Mankato, thereby resting before the next day’s show. Also on the plane was the Big Bopper,

whose Chantilly Lace had been in the charts for months, and chart-topping Donna singer Richie Valens. But Buddy Holly was the biggest attraction. Pilot Roger Peterson, a 21-year-old with four years flying experience but uncertified for instrument flying, was not told of weather advisories predicting low visibility in snow and fog. Shortly after take off, Peterson was forced to depend on instruments of the single-engine plane with no lights or landmarks visible. After dropping out of view about four miles from the airport tower, all attempts to contact the plane by radio failed. On February 3, the crash site was located in a snowy field. The Music had died. Buddy Holly had lived for just 22 years. February always makes me shiver, and reminds me of my favourite Holly song: “The sun is out, the sky is blue, there’s not a cloud, to spoil the view But it’s raining... raining in my heart.”


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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


28 February - 6 March 2013

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D

EBATING the state of the nation is superfluous for much of Spain’s population. For them, abstract debate in Madrid is window-dressing by the government and an ineffectual PSOE opposition. They have their own opinions and regarded Mariano Rajoy’s predictable promise of anticorruption measures as a sop. He scrupulously avoided mention of the former PP treasurer, Luis Barcenas, who stashed away a fortune in Switzerland and recently used Rajoy’s fiscal amnesty to launder some of it. Despite sacking him in 2009 for involvement in the Gurtel politicalfinancial scandal, the PP continued paying his social security payments until last December. The man who doled out salary top-ups from PP party funds clearly had to be looked after. Mentioning Barcenas and some of those – including Health minister Ana Mato’s ex-husband – who were paid with Gurtel money, would have been like shouting in an avalanche zone. The white-out would have ended in blackout and too many people would have been hung out

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Hung out dirty washing and laundered money to dry along with the laundered money and dirty washing.

Hard times

A weekly look and not entirely impartial reaction – to the Spanish political scene

By Cassandra Nash IF banks give in to social pressure to accept mortgaged properties in lieu of further payment, this could make it harder for families to access credit, Rajoy told parliament. In the good old days before sub-prime mortgages toppled the first domino that triggered a global chain, these loans were not easy to obtain. If mortgages had been harder to acquire during the pre-2008 building boom, times would be less hard now. is too soon to consider fitting him with an electronic tag, the Public Prosecution Office says. Surely it THERE are multiple, convincing would be more realistic to say indications that disgraced Luis that it is too late to give him a Barcenas committed crimes but it Peckham Rolex?

Like clockwork

JOSE BONO: Almost always choosing the wrong person when holding primaries.

Sour grapes “ALMOST always we chose the wrong person when we held primaries,” said Jose Bono, former socialist cabinet minister and ex-

president of the Castilla-La Mancha region. He meant he hasn’t forgiven being passed over for Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as PSOE secretary general in 2000.

Putting their money where their mouth is SPANISH actors and directors lashed out at government austerity measures during the Goya film awards ceremony. “Spain does not need a Depardieu,” Cristobal Montoro, Treasury minister said, referring to the French actor who went to Belgium where he pays less tax. Do you know why? “Some of our actors do not pay taxes here.” Hello? If Spain’s actors are concerned, they should ensure their taxes go to their own country.


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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

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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


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From the Pope to Queen Beatrix, everyone wants to abdicate F

IRST Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announces her abdication. Then Pope Benedict XVI suddenly declares that he’s also resigning, the first Pope to do so since 1415. Followed by calls for King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate, too. Is there something in the air? Is abdication/resignation contagious? Might it even sweep across the Channel to the British monarchy, given that Queen Elizabeth II, who’s a year older than Pope Benedict, has just celebrated her Diamond Jubilee? The answer, we know, is a firm no! But it does leave open the question who we’d like to see abdicate/resign, now that a precedent’s been set. There are many who’d like to see the back of David Cameron and Nick Clegg (and not just members of the opposition). Equally, many Labour supporters fancy their chances without Ed Miliband.

STEPPING DOWN: If David Cameron was to resign, who would you like to see replace him?

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

But who to replace David Cameron? William Hague? Definitely not! George Osborne? Pleeze! Well, how about Education Secretary Michael Gove? He’s regularly attacked on all sides. For his U-turn over the EBacc. By historians for his too ‘narrow’ history curriculum. And by his own civil servants who threaten strike action over his planned departmental cuts.

Now, Michael Gove’s got his faults and, of course, not every part of his proposed reforms will turn out perfect, but at least, he has the guts to take on the vested interests, the lefty-obsessed teachers’ unions, the local authorities and, increasingly, his

own colleagues. If only more ministers had his vision, energy and backbone. Since the days of Shirley Williams and her doctrine that noone’s a failure, everyone’s a winner, the end of the right of teachers to discipline students

and of any sign of authority, the standard of British education has nose-dived. Add to that the daft desire to send everyone to ‘university’ with inflated grades, even if they’d be much better served in a tech college or apprenticeship presumably designed by previous governments to massage the employment figures - and the educational system’s now in a right old mess. There are many fine teachers doing an all but impossible job but they seem all too often overwhelmed by forces beyond their control. Maybe Gove’s got lessons for everyone … In the meantime, who would you like to see resign? Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Soul Stealer’ & ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/ eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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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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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. If the EU-citizen leaves Spain or dies, their children can continue to live in Spain, as well as the parent who

SEPARATION: Who retains the right to stay in Spain?

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 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 EU citizens 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).

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 immobilised or removed if you test positive and you can be OVER THE LIMIT: taken into custody What should you 10 – You have the right to refuse giving a do when faced statement. If you do give one, do it in the with a breath test? 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


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A celebration of motherhood that started in America By Gemma Quinn THE modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 in America when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. She then began a campaign to recognise and honour mothers and motherhood and it soon became a recognised holiday in the USA, now being celebrated on the second Sunday in May. By the 1920s she was reportdely already disappointed with the commercialisation of the day but it was a tradition which spread globally. The date varies from country to country, being changed to fit existing celebrations honouring motherhood or to a date that was of religious significance. In the UK, Mothering Sunday was originally a time when people returned to the church in which they were christened or where they grew up, reuniting families as adults returned to their childhood home.

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It became customary Sydney, who, after this custom or simply for people who were visiting the Newington celebrate both holidays, working as servants in State Home for Women, which is the custom in large houses to be given began bringing gifts to the Ukraine. a holiday on Mothering the many lonely and Mother's Day for Sunday so they could forgotten mothers. many ex-pats here in visit their own mother. Spain is being Ex-communist Mothering Sunday in countries, such as the celebrated on Sunday the UK and Ireland is former East Germany, March 10 as they follow always the fourth usually celebrated the the UK dates, why not Sunday in Lent and socialist International get some great gift traditionally people Women's Day instead of ideas from our prepared a simnel cake, the more capitalist advertisers below to a light fruit cake, to be Mother's Day. Some, spoil that someone eaten with the family. like Russia, still follow special? As many were avoiding sweet foods during the Lent period, the fast was lifted slightly on here and therefore he Mothering Sunday “God could not be everyw as the cake was made mothers.” -Jewish Proverb enjoyed. Here in Spain r children, I don't think Mother's Day is “If you bungle raising you matters very much.” marked on the first whatever else you do well is Sunday in May. In -Jacqueline Kennedy Onass Australia, as with of the parent until we most countries who “We never know the love .” imported the become parents ourselves -Henry Ward Beecher tradition from America, it is a father can do for his celebrated on the “The most important thing ther.” second Sunday in children is to love their mo -Author Unknown May. The tradition of giving gifts to housewives are the mothers was started “By and large, mothers and have regular time off.” by Janet Heyden from only workers who do not nless class.” They are the great vacatio author -Anne Morrow Lindbergh,

Mother's Day Quotes

n, the greatest is to be “Of all the rights of wome a mother.” -Lin Yutang, Chinese writer


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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 revisited the diet-acne relationship and believe that eating high GI

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

Skipping can help 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. 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 load-bearing activities, such as skipping or running, disturbed the gut and possibly interfered with the release of hormones that govern appetite. Volunteers were asked how hungry they felt through the experiments and were also tested for levels of hormones.

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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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As I see it... Ana Jefferson-Smith takes an irreverent look at life as a ‘rich child’ singleton expat in Spain FILMING: Living the dream.

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.

Gun discount A PIZZERIA in Virgina Beach, US offers 15 per cent off for customers who bring in their guns when ordering food to show their support for gun rights.

Stitch in time A CANCER patient had the wrong testicle removed during surgery in the UK. The healthy testicle was sewn back after doctors realised their mistake.


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HERE’S a scene in the film The Shining in which Jack Nicholson’s character is filmed typing furiously, brow furrowed with concentration, creative juices flowing. On closer inspection it transpires he has typed the same sentence over and over again, a whole book’s worth of the same sentence, each page, endless paragraph each repetition of the phrase, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” I felt a bit like that myself this week. Like Jack I have become a very dull ‘boy’, very dull indeed, not like me at all. This dullness has crept up on me over the years and has begun to seep into all aspects of my character and my life and is becoming evident to all and sundry. My clothes are dull, my conversation is dull and my thinking is dull. And before you glaze over with boredom and turn to the other page perhaps also my writing has become dull. I blame the weather (how dull is that?), my mother, the crisis, age, money (lack of it), not enough iron, excess of ions and global warming. I have become so dull I can’t even blame

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Dull boy Jack gives life lesson to all of us myself. Even Cromwell has given up. So what can I do to reverse the signs of dullness? Is there a cream made of monkey’s eyeballs and sheep’s toe nails that can miraculously return my thinking to that of my youth? Will the excited and excitable art student re-emerge from behind the sensible wool cardigans and step into those Doc Martens and colourful tea dresses once more to expound and mull over all things theoretical. Will she swoon at the sight of mutter and Rothko a appreciative comments about the latest Tate installation? Or will she tut and walk away

Suzanne Manners

DULL BOY: Bring back my Doc Marten’s.

and reflect evaluate, remember; the three Rs of personality rejuvenation. Cast aside the cynicism of age and move forward into the new age of passion rediscovery. Go forth and rediscover. Visit a gallery or two, mooch around a museum, book tickets to Shakespeare, and take the train to Madrid; anything to shake off the mire of aging thought and the slurry of discontent. Go shopping, break out the torn jeans and Converse sneakers, wear your hair in plaits (even the men) and cover your

With a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Writing Suzanne is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers. To comment on any of the issues raised in this column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/suzanne-manners.

craving a cup of tea and a current bun? It is a worry when your personality loses its way and no longer knows how to follow the coordinates of its previous position? What does one do when one’s passion stills and falls away? Drink? Take drugs? Eat chocolate? Cry? None of the above, what one does, dear readers, is re-

arms in bangles. Taking my own advice for a change I have decided to get out more. My first act in the process of de-dullization was to visit the modern art gallery in Alicante. I’d forgotten how excited I could get by the sight of paint slathered onto canvas or objects stuck on wood and if truth be told the joy of the souvenir shop. The sluice gates are open, culture be warned, the girl is back. Oh modern art how I have missed you! Anyone got a pair of Doc Martens I can borrow?


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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

MILLET

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Cinder, 2 Hasten, 3 Chosen, 4 Housed, 5 Hinted, 6 Speeds, 7 Adhere, 8 Seated, 9 Reared, 10 Heated, 11 Elders, 12 Steeds, 13 Enters, 14 Patron, 15 Resent, 16 Sender, 17 Averse, 18 Meters, 19 Scared

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.

Your Stars

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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Argo chronicles the lifeor-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. On November 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Based on true events. 2hr Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman.

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

aery, arty, cyst, easy, eery, eyas, eyer, eyes, racy, rays, stay, stye, tray, trey, tyre, yare, year, artsy, carry, retry, satyr, sayer, scary, stray, tarry, teary, terry, yeast, artery, creasy, eatery, scarey, starry, stayer, yester, catseye, sectary, strayer, tracery, SECRETARY

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

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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)

5 Sling talc up at doctor (8) 6 Still, stop taking Ecstasy (5) 12 Made up handouts are grand (8) 13 In opposition at the shop (7) 15 The nights a bird goes out in clingy attire (6)

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16 Benefits Tessa's arranged (6) 17 Practice weakness (5) 19 Insect in habit of altering nature (4)

Down 1 Hermanas (7) 2 Spring (season) (9) 4 Gatitos (7) 5 Religious (beliefs, leader, service, reason) (9) 7 Champú (7) 9 Listeners (radio) (7)

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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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QUICK - Across: 1 Resent, 4 Super, 8 Bayou, 9 Terrain, 10 Stadium, 11 Bore, 12 Pup, 14 Skua, 15 Rule, 1 8 Let, 21 Over, 23 Replace, 25 Arrears, 26 Range, 27 Dirty, 28 Hybrid. Down: 1 Robust, 2 Skylark, 3 Nautical, 4 Sort, 5 Piano, 6 Runner, 7 Stump, 13 Property, 16 Learner, 17 Poland, 19 Trust, 20 Defend, 22 Error, 24 Easy.

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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ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Necks, 4 Spade, 7 Aeropuertos, 8 Ask, 9 Ver, 14 Hermanastro, 15 Towns, 16 Ancho. Down: 1 Near, 2 Corkscrew, 3 Sapo, 4 Stew, 5 Authentic, 6 East, 10 What, 11 Saws, 12 Papa, 13 Pozo.

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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.

Answers: A little on the large side, For once in your life

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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

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language.

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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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Organic shoppers less likely to help others RESEARCHERS say that shoppers who buy organic foods are less likely to help

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students in three groups. One group was given pictures of organic produce,

Edible packaging EDIBLE food packaging is set to transform how we eat and will ultimately cut down on the amount of plastic we throw away. Whilst sustainable and biodegradable food packaging has had many innovations over the last decade, packaging that is actually safe to eat has appeared as part of a Brazilian burger chain’s recent marketing campaign. The ‘ready-to-eat’ wrapping has been developed by scientists

NO MORE WASTE: Great news for the environment. to try and reduce the amount of waste discarded by consumers. The environmentally friendly packaging is

tasteless and harmless and is set to become a popular choice for food manufactures in the future.

Drink your breakfast FOOD companies in the US including cereal brand Kellogg’s are preparing to release the new concept of breakfast drinks. The idea of turning

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meals into drinks is attracting interest as people look for more convenient ways to eat on the move. Although sitting down every morning and eating a bowl of cereal does not take much time, people are increasingly looking more for food they can eat on their way to work or school. Kellogg’s version called ‘Breakfast to Go’

milk based drink is available in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavours which contains protein and fibre is set to be released this year. This innovative consumer idea is set to become popular around the world with drinks giant PepsiCo already offering a cereal powder drink in China and they have begun testing an oatmeal drink in Brazil.

Monotonous diet A NEW survey suggests that most parents only know how to cook seven recipes. The results of the survey of 1,500 parents with children aged four and under provide an insight into the cooking habits of parents and what they feed their children at home on a weekly basis. 42 per cent of parents repeat the same seven meals for their children resulting in tedious meal time and unhealthy options. 27 per cent said their children preferred chocolate, pizza and crisps compared to healthy foods like vegetables and fruit.

another images of ice cream, cookies and chocolate and a third, pictures of porridge, rice, mustard and beans. They were then all asked their views on six moral issues. When the participants thought the study had finished, the students were told that a professor in another department was 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 help. Psychologist Dr Kendall Eskine said: “This is because using organic products makes people feel more secure about themselves, and also makes them judge immoral behaviour more harshly.”

Eat more... beetroot RUBY red beetroot is great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder and also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beetroot can reduce blood pressure as well as its associated risks such as heart attacks and strokes and helps reduce the risk of bone disease osteoporosis. The pigment that gives beetroot its colour also has powerful antioxidant properties. RUBY RED: For stamina.


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The way we eat today has changed our teeth over the years.

Eating habits have evolved

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S eating habits have evolved the changes in how we eat our food has physically altered the human mouth. Using a fork to consume smaller portions of food has

shaped and changed the alignment of our teeth and created the ‘overbite.’ Before modern knives and fork utensils were introduced, our teeth were used as the primary

Ethical food standards report ACCORDING to a report from Oxfam, some of the world’s largest food companies are not meeting ethical standards. The purpose of the report is to provide information and improve company policies to ensure levels of ethical standards are enforced and the impact on local producers growing ingredients used in their products.

tool for breaking down food. Anthropologists believe that modern utensils have given humans the standard overbite we see today. Before the introduction of the fork, the incisor teeth would have been worn down when eating large pieces of food. Forks were seen as implements of ridicule in the seventeenth century as eating with your hands and fingers was believed to be more appropriate. This attitude continued well into the late 19th century.


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EARING light summer clothing my friends and I relax on a sun-drenched restaurant terrace. The table service meal is €10 and reasonable wine €4 for the bottle. Our feet tap to the melodies of a gifted pianist. It is mid-winter. I remind my friends that Britons work damn hard 50 weeks of the year to spend two weeks doing what we do for 52 weeks of the year. “I cannot understand it,” I surmise. “Why do Britons who can move here not do so?” My friends think people lack the courage to do so. I ran it past neighbours; they agreed. When I retired, my move to Spain was much looked forward to. I loaded my car, rendezvoused with my son and off we scorched. I did have familiarity with the area but most Britons do. It was suck-and-see and the outcome was that life in Spain exceeded my expectations. Typically, a couple sold their home in the UK; used half to buy a better property here and banked the rest. Their savings would see them through until their pensions kicked in. It was simple common sense. In a spirit of generosity, I used this to encourage others. I knew

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Flee the old country to live a 52 week holiday By Mike Walsh

they had the means, but I was wasting my breath. Many people do become institutionalised and unable to cope outside a prison, country or work environment. Many think better the devil I know than the devil I do not. They fear the unfamiliar and accept their lot with mixed feelings. Before retirement, I was dragged to what passed as a social club in an English city. This breezeblock shed was the most depressing experience of my life. The décor was tatty. A framed 1953 picture of Her Maj’ clung to smoke-stained peeling wallpaper; the beer was overpriced and

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DAILY LIFE: Relaxing on a sundrenched terrace for 52 weeks of the year warm Liebfraumilch was served in a plastic beaker. My companions that evening were only about 60 years of age but looked much older. Their reminiscences were mostly about work colleagues who had died. Had I asked them if they might

consider retiring to Spain, they would have looked at me with disbelief. They saw no future. I am shocked by Britain’s appalling weather, its high cost of living, official repression, misuse of public funds; a dysfunctional judiciary. I despair at the melting

pot rainbow nation foisted on the politically silenced sons and daughters of those who gave their lives to defend ’s way of life. Still I ask; why don’t Britons flee. At least the East Germans had the Berlin Wall and guntoting guards to keep them in.


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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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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.

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

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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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HE hundred-year-old tradition of burning effigies is familiar to many towns and villages in Spain, but it is the city of Valencia which excels in this celebration. For a full week, the citizens of this city attend banquets, set off fireworks, dress in the elegant Valencian costume, crown beauty queens and fill the streets with noise and colour. Processions of flower carrying locals and brass bands march through the streets. This is a tradition which started with carpenters storing their waste wood for a full year, which was then used for a bonfire to celebrate the Saints day of the most famous carpenter of all time, Joseph, the father of Jesus. Gradually the idea of pulping the wood and creating papier-mache figures of unpopular people, such as politicians, for burning developed. Later there was yet another twist, when it became an honour to have your effigy burnt on Father’s Day. The

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Something for everybody effigies nowadays are large, and impressively artistic and are made from polystyrene. These are erected all over the city, with prizes given for those judged to be the best of this year’s ‘Fallas’. So how can you enjoy this rather special fiesta? If you want the time to soak up the atmosphere, seeing all the effigies before they are burnt, and mixing with the locals as they party their way towards the night known as the ‘crema’, the night of the burning, then a short four-day break using a city hotel is just about right for you. If you like the idea of watching processions of flower-carrying people in local costume wending their way towards the cathedral to present the flowers which are then used to dress the virgin

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in a blaze of colour, then the afternoon and evening of March 17 would see you behind the cathedral surrounded by more flowers than you have ever seen in your life. On the other hand, some people enjoy the excitement of the night of the actual burning. The crowds flow from one

effigy to another as each one in turn is set ablaze until the festival culminates at 1am, when, with a loud cheer from the crowd, the last and most important effigy, which is so large that it almost reaches the height of the town hall is set ablaze. This is followed by a dazzling fireworks display

before bringing to an end another year at the Valencia Fallas. David’s Coachtrips offer an option to suit all tastes. If you want the more leisurely option of staying four days in the city, using a comfortable 3* city hotel, the dates being offered including transport are four days March 11-14 at only €158. If it is the day of flowers to dress the Virgin that appeals to you, this is on March 17 and the price is only €17. For the full blown night of the burning the date is March 19 and again you can do this for only €17. To reserve your place on any of these excursions, simply call David’s Coachtrips on (0034) 966 785 910.


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Villagers help crashed Martians Jack Gaioni once again takes a look at Spain’s colourful history of aviation. He is convinced that, for many inexplicable reasons, such a glimpse offers a mirror into the soul of a society. Like many things Spanish, however, those stories are just a bit livelier and a bit more expressive. Consider…

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HE small pueblo of Jerez del Marquesado is located high in the Perhaps it is the excitement of Sierra Nevada of Granada. In the technological advances 1960, the village was so remote there forged in flying - perhaps it is was little, if any, electricity or running the romance, adventure, water. bravado and daring of all who Few residents had ever been in an fly - whatever it is, a peek into a aeroplane or had ever heard a society’s aviation history tells language other than Spanish. In March us a lot of that country’s of that year, a US Navy plane crashed culture and history. Profiles in the rugged terrain high above the of personalities, aerial pueblo. The plane was oddities, heritage and carrying 24 passengers aviation history seem to most of whom were part go hand in hand. But once of an American Naval again in Spain’s case, it basketball team. tends to be a bit more All on board amusing. miraculously managed to survive due to a skilled crash-landing by the Consider This pilot into a deep blanket US citizen Jack is spending the first years of DOWN: A little known event unites the surviving American crew his retirement in Almeria. His articles have The Spanish Air Force however was of snow cover. Many been published in Spain and the US. members and Jerez del Marquesado in Granada. replete with commanders who strongly were injured, however, favoured the monarchial system and and with temperatures well below freezing, the situation encountered was a local shepherd. He players. He ran away in fear, later Franco’s Nationalistic ideology. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil rapidly became ominous. had never seen an aeroplane up close, telling authorities he believed the area The following day, two crew never heard a foreign language other was being invaded by Martians. After War, the founder and head of the members left the crash-site to find than Spanish and never seen anyone six hours of descent, the crew Spanish Air Force, Alfredo Kindelán, help. The first person they as tall as the American basketball members made it to a Guardia Civil voluntarily took exile rather than live under Spain’s new republic. Kindelan post and sought help. The crew members resorted to was one of Francisco Franco’s most newspapers to form paper aeroplanes trusted and influential aides. In the early stages of the in an animated attempt to war, Alfredo directed Air explain the situation. 50 years on, Force operations from exile The villagers quickly communication organised to extract the between survivors in Gibraltar. Although the Spanish Air Force was survivors. For two full and townspeople days of non-stop work, was easier and no- subordinated to the German and under incredible one was suspected Condor Legion and Italian Avizione Legion, Kindelan conditions, all were to be Martian nonetheless was central to brought to safety. planning many air assaults. To this day, a special Following the Generalisimo’s relationship exists between the surviving American crew members, Nationalistic victory, Kindelan’s fall their families and the community of from grace was meteoric. He publically Jerez del Marquesado. The plane was threatened to overthrow Franco should donated to the village and some of the he fail to restore the monarchy. Alfredo was quickly replaced as Air pieces are today proudly displayed on Force chief in 1939. He was the balconies of the small pueblo. Money from American donations and diplomatically close to England to such from the scrap metal from the an extent that British authorities wreckage was used to develop a water attempted to covertly use Kindelan’s system in the town. In 2010, the US monarchist visions to influence Spain Ambassador and some of the survivors away from any World War II alliance and families returned to the pueblo to with Germany or Italy. In 1939, Kindelan was bestowed the celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the rescue. It was a very emotional day for title of “marquis” by executive order everyone... communication this time from Franco. This gesture was considered a was easier and no one was suspected mocking and humiliating gesture of being a Martian! towards his former supporter. The title implies a “monarchial” designation and cruelly mocked the fact that Spain The 1931 Spanish elections produced never lived under the monarchy that victories for those candidates Kindelan so desired. “The Marquis” favouring an end to Spain’s Monarchy Kindelan died the following year; and the establishment of a republic. broken-hearted and as an exile.

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PINK LADIES: A great evening enjoyed by 172 guests.

Successful fundraiser

THE Pink Ladies and organiser Maria Wilson held their third St Valentines Ball at the Las Ramblas Golf Club raising over €1,900 for the AECC cancer support charity. The money will be used for their cancer screening programme. Live entertainment and dinner was enjoyed by 172 guests and the raffle raised over €1,000.

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Fantasies in the fortress By Susan Leighfield HIDDEN away in a historical monument in a village less than 20 kilometres from Marbella, Costa del Sol, is a place for the open-minded. It is the Monda Castle Swinger Hotel. The 9th century Arab fortress, in what was an important area in its era known as Al-Mundat, is now open to conquests of a more carnal nature. According to its promoters, the hotel is unique in that it is the only swingers’ hotel set in a medieval fortress where clients can swap partners. It has attracted foreign clients and Spaniards, famous people and the unknown. It even has its own dungeons for hidden fantasies, as well as a spa, disco, halls and decoration reminiscent of a palace of the ‘A Thousand and One Nights’. There are exclusive towers for couples, but the hotel has open spaces where guests can go naked if they wish and have sex all together. However, the hotel’s number one rule is respect, but the other is that there are no barriers.

MONDA CASTLE: A unique type of hotel. Prior to entering, couples must fill out a questionnaire to certify that they are swingers. The management of the hotel is part of a company tied to the family of conservative Popular Party mayor of Estepona, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano. The company later hired the castle out to the current management and the mayor confessed to be surprised at what goes on inside.


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IN the Spring of 1987, a 22-year-old farmer was watering his land in Alcolea, Almeria when he saw a strange red light. He initially thought it to be a car, but finding the road empty, he decided to investigate further. He next thought was that his friends were playing a trick on him, but he found no-one behind the small, red, egg-shaped light which hung still in the air, pulsating like a human heart but silent. He attempted to speak to it and it approached to

a distance of 10 metres before disappearing. After waiting unsuccessfully for several subsequent nights for the light to appear again, he took his cousin to the site, and that night, the light appeared above the farmhouse, first the size of a fist but growing slowly before disappearing once again. The following night, the two men and another friend waited for it once again, but it wasn’t until they were on their way home by car that it appeared, the size of a football, but grew smaller as they approached. When word got around, hundreds of people came to see the light, most without success and the local press descended upon the area. When numbers started to dwindle, it appeared again, causing anxiety attacks and hysteria.

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ALCOLEA COUNTRYSIDE: Where the mysterious lights were seen. A local specialist in UFOs, Manuel Navas, described it as a ‘magnetic synchronizer’ used by extraterrestrial science to investigate an area. The authorities believed it was a practical joke, and prestigious ufologists refused to look into the strange appearance of the light. When author Alberto Cerezuela began to

by talk of treasure in the area, but found nothing. Another local resident claims the ‘light’ was hostile towards him and kept appearing in his home until he had a priest carry out a blessing. Some relate the light to a murder in the area during the Civil War, others to the death of a man who lived where the lights were seen. The case was never solved, and there are no recent reports of lights appearing, but maybe a night camping in the area would reveal what is behind the phenomenon.

research the event, he In the early hours of found it impossible to find the morning, he saw the any witnesses, despite it light, but in this case, he occurring just 20 years claimed, there was a tall earlier in a town of less being completely dressed than 1,000 inhabitants. in black which “looked like However, once the first a ghost” behind it. edition of the book was Decades later, he went published, he was put in looking for it, encouraged touch with a shepherd Adaptation and translation by Jennifer M. who had seen the light in 1953 when he Leighfield, from Alberto Cerezuela, Enigmas y Leyendas de Almeria, Ed. Circulo Rojo, 6th edition, was spending the May 2009. www.editorialcirculorojo.com night in the area.

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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 Now the dog sees (Calahonda to Ner from shouting ja) 88.9fm Costa del Sol West this as a form of owners (Calahonda to Alg eciras) 91.9fm punishment. Mallorca 103.9 Costa Blanca Benido Of course, the bursts of angry rm, Alicante 88.2fm Denia 95.3fm dog in the rebellion to periods of Almeria 89.0fm household can deep brooding have a positive silence. influence on what is going on. It is Dogs play a beneficial role, since known that divorce can cause a child can make the dog his very behavioural changes in a child, from 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 which will help both you and your dog cope with problematic events in your life.

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Design guru Kelly Hoppen picks up Dragons’ Den spot

RAGONS’ DEN has appointed designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, as one of the new ‘Dragons’ for series 11. Hoppen has 37 years of experience in the design industry, runs the Kelly Hoppen Design School and has fronted Channel 5’s Superior Interiors. She started her career at the age of 16, when she designed a family friend’s DISHING THE DIRT kitchen. She was awarded an MBE for design in 2009. She is also an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and the Prince’s Of Europa Digital Initiative for Mature Enterprise. “I have always been Hoppen joins Deborah passionate about championing Meaden and long-standing entrepreneurs, so being able to Dragons Peter Jones and take it to the next level by Duncan Bannatyne. Theo investing my money in Paphitis and Hilary Devey have innovative new businesses is both recently quit the BBC Two very exciting,” said Hoppen. show. She added: “Having started • The six-year-old BBC HD my design business as a channel will end next month teenager, building a global and be replaced by a high brand through two recessions, I definition simulcast of BBC Two, understand the reality of it has been announced. running a creative business. I’m BBC Two HD will launch at looking forward to bringing a 6am on March 26 and will be different perspective into the available on Sky HD (169) and Den and to hopefully finding an Freesat HD (109). The channel undiscovered gem or two!” will be a HD simulcast network

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NEW DRAGON: Designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE.

of BBC Two, airing new programmes including Paul Hollywood - Bread, The Fall, Science Britannica and Keeping Britain Alive, along with channel stalwarts like Mock the Week, QI and Springwatch.

It will replace the BBC HD channel and be available as before as a subscription-free HD network on all platforms. It is unclear where HD content from BBC Four and BBC Three may be made available, although it can still be offered via ondemand platform BBC iPlayer.

• Cult US comedy Parks and Recreation will finally arrive on UK TV next month. The show’s first season will begin airing on BBC Four on Wednesday, March 6 at 11pm (CET). The broadcaster will launch the show with a double bill of episodes. Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) as Leslie Knope, an optimistic, mid-level bureaucrat who works at the Parks Department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.

If you would like me to answer any questions you may have on satellite TV or to expand on anything I have written about please call me on 678 332 815 or email richard@europa-digital.com I look forward to your comments and questions.


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AST 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 desired cultivar is inserted into cuts in a suitable host rootstock just before the sap rises in the spring. Unfortunately the several methods involved require a little practice but at the second or third attempt you may create an orange tree that also has branches of lemons and grapefruits. Problems that can

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occur. Although most of these methods are easy for any keen gardener, there are a number of potential problems. However the following actions can minimise them. Firstly stem and leaf cuttings inserted in pots of compost can dry out. The best way of 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

LAYERING: Peg a branch to the ground and cover under a heap of earth to encourage growth. 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.

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e all love to have a change in our homes from time to time. Changing wallpaper, painting a fresh new colour on your walls, adding new pieces of furniture and accessories, can all give your home a new lease of life. But home makeover projects require plenty of planning if you want to get them right. Here are five things for you to consider.

STYLISH: Decorating your home needs plenty of planning. ines to learn the latest interior trends and visit home decoration shops to gain vital inspiration. 3. Simplify Coordinate your colour schemes. If you like lots of colours, keep patterns to a minimum. Using too many bright colours and patterns in a room draws your eyes all over the place, making it difficult to relax. Keep your designs and colours simple and tasteful.

1. Interior designer When choosing an interior design company, it is a good idea to consider services they provide, their prices, what their style is. Shop 4. Budget around for a designer Modifying and who you can trust. decorating a home can Designers can provide sometimes be costly and you with great specialist can easily run over care through budget if you every stage of don’t plan and Before renovating monitor costs and carefully. you begin decorating Before you determine your home. begin to how much They can decorate, offer great determine to spend advice on the how much you latest trends and can afford to ideas on how to best spend and aim to utilise the space in your stick to it. home as well as coWork out costs for the ordinating a scheme to various stages of the suit your tastes. improvements including the cost of buying the 2. Styles and trends fittings, furniture and Look at the various materials, and take into design styles and trends consideration the cost of currently available to hiring someone to install bring your home up to and decorate. date. Look online and in The cost of paint and interior design magaz- wallpaper vary in price

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EADING experts predict 2013 to be a great year to buy property in Spain. A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the great discounts available to buyers overseas looking to invest in property from Spain’s current ‘bad bank’ situation. In 2012, the Spanish government took control of many property assets and many properties are selling at discounted prices. Spanish house prices have fallen 30 per cent in the last five years and some property prices have almost halved in areas along the Mediterranean coast. In 2012, the Spanish government created the Sareb ‘bad bank’ to sell Spanish property assets such as undeveloped property and unfinished developments. Sareb aims to clean up the toxic assets including mortgage loans,

SAREB: Aims to clean up toxic assets, including mortgage loans. unsold homes and foreclosed land giving banks and other financial lenders the confidence to offer loans to buyers once again. The agency is expected to meet the market in costs and to dispose of distressed property in a similar way other Spanish sellers have been doing.

As property prices continue to fall, those wanting to buy a Spanish property are in an excellent position to put low offers in. House prices are set to be cut significantly in order to sell the vast amount of property and land available held by Sareb.


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Legal steps to purchase THERE are a number of legal rules and regulations concerning the purchase of property in Spain. When you have decided on the property you want to buy, the process begins with a document called the ‘nota simple infomativa.’ This is available from the Registro de la Propiedad and allows buyers to check if the property is free of debt and that the property description matches buyer’s expectations. Following this a pre-agreement contract is a temporary contract between the seller and buyer until the deed of purchase is prepared.

The next step is to certify the transfer of the property with the notary and once confirmed the deed is ready for the tax process in which the buyer is obligated to pay a transfer tax and stamp tax. The seller has to pay a local tax called the ‘plusvalia’ calculated on the number of years the property was held and the property’s ‘valor catastral.’ To ensure that the rights to the property are fully protected it is important to register your title at the property registry at the local office where your property is situated.

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How to achieve rental success from property RENTING out your property in Spain for the first time can sometimes be a complicated procedure. Owners can choose between short-term rentals to holiday makers, or to longer term tenants. Property owners have to continue to pay tax on income from your property, so it is advisable to make an appointment with a financial adviser before renting your property to clarify your personal tax situation. Renting out your property on a long-term basis can be beneficial in terms of offering the security of financial income throughout the year. Short-term rentals of your property to holiday makers can be highly beneficial in Spain’s high season when you can earn between €500 and €800 per week and a licence is not needed to rent out your property on a short-

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Property price slump continues in Spain NEW PROPERTY: On the decline.

New builds THE number of new property developments in Spain are decreasing as the real estate surplus is addressed. Developers are stepping away from beginning construction on new projects as the number of new plots decreased dramatically in 2012. Just 50,000 new houses were completed last year in

comparison to over 500,000 new builds in 2001. The fall of 25 per cent in one year alone has damaged the construction sector and the current situation is unlikely to see any changes in the near future as record numbers of new build projects granted permission has fallen by 80 per cent since 2001.

HOUSE prices in Madrid, Barcelona and other major Spanish cities are set to fall a further 30 per cent in the next decade, according to the government. Since 2008 the housing market has already fallen 30 per cent and fears are that areas popular with expatriate homeowners will also be affected. Areas where construction was once popular could reach losses of 50 per cent and continue for a further 15 years, bringing the decline total towards the figure of 75 per cent. There are almost 2 million properties waiting to be sold in Spain and no progress has been made in the last five years. There are 800,000 used homes currently on the market in Spain and developers are waiting on 700,000 completed units. A further 300,000 properties have been foreclosed and 150,000 are in the proceedings of closing, with

PROPERTY SLIDE: House prices set to fall. another 250,000 homes still under construction. Spain’s current population is around 48 million and the demand for property is nearly 200,000, resulting in a huge overhang of

stock properties available. As Spain’s economic crisis hits an all time low and the start of an aging population crisis increases, it is difficult to see positive steps out of the property epidemic.


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PROPERTY: Still proving to be a problem area for Spanish banks.

Banks feel the weight of losses SPANISH property is still proving to be a problem area for Spain’s banks with many facing big losses in the near future. With toxic assets being released into the market by Sareb, banks are finding it hard to compete; resulting in being left with large amounts of real estate repossessed. With cuts of up to 60 per cent being made by financial institutions on distressed property, the situation lies heavily on Spain’s current property situation.

The current demand for property is weak, despite the increasing discounts offered to buyers. If banks choose to turn to private equity firms to clear toxic assets, discounts of up to 80 per cent are given resulting in considerable losses. Real estate agencies are also suffering from the situation, with many filing for bankruptcy because of mounting debts and companies being unable to recover from the effects of Spain’s property crash.


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Life is a real PIN in the neck in today’s technological world L

IFE used to be so simple, not so now. Hasn’t information technology changed our lives, as now the more we evolve the more complicated it becomes to keep our information safe? Safe from hackers, thieves, data protection laws, everything really, even ourselves. Nothing much happening if you don’t have a PIN (Personal Identification Number). You are, without a doubt, noone without one. I can’t tell you how many PINs I have as I really don’t know and can’t keep track as many are doubled up because I have them for personal and work use: logging in/out (from PCs, laptops and tablets) email addresses (I have eight), Facebook (I have five accounts), Twitter, Tuenti, web page, blogging, mobile phones and PUK numbers. Internet access to banks, bank cards, credit cards, debit cards, online shopping sites, online subscriptions, downloading statements for services, numbers to access associations, information sites, membership and resource sites.

South of the Border KERRY SASTRIAS Kerry Sastrias is a director at www.espanglish.net language school in Vera, Almeria. Read more on: elbloginglesespanol.blogspot.com.es

PIN BLOCK: How do you remember your PIN numbers? PINs to access clouds and databases, booking flights and holidays, downloading music, films, and the list goes on! And continues to grow on a daily basis! Where do you keep all these PINs? On your phone? In a little book? In your wallet on a piece of paper? In your head??!! – I am open to suggestions. Do you use the same number for everything? (Don’t answer as you’re doomed.) God forbid if someone gets hold of it.

True that now we can’t live without all those PINs as they are the key to our life. No wonder we go mad if we lose our

phone, if our bag/wallet is stolen or lost. I am mad now, losing my head trying to remember what PIN it was, and mad because I am really annoyed that I never remember them and have to reset them every two seconds! I love technology, but this aspect I’m not sure makes our life easier. In fact, it makes it more complicated and vulnerable. Roll on the day when everything can be done with eye recognition or something unique to each of us. As, at this rate, all my neurons will be used up trying not to forget and then trying to remember where I left that disguised PIN number on my phone, or the ‘little black book’ that has the numbers in it, or if that little piece of paper dropped out of my wallet. I remember when (the 80s maybe) we had no PINs: we didn’t have mobiles; we signed vouchers when we used our credit cards; we went to the bank to get our cash or do transactions; we had to go to the library to get our information, and we only watched four TV channels.


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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. Each of the eight Specsavers stores situated on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca gave away a pair of glasses from their designer ranges including Karen Millen, GW by Gok Wan, Missoni, French Connection, Red or Dead, Osiris, Tommy Hilfiger and newly-introduced ranges Emporio Armani and Aurora. 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

WINNER: Charles was excited to have won.

WINNER: Ayanlaja was fortunate that his eye test revealed signs of possible glaucoma, and has been referred to a specialist.

which increases pressure and in turn damages the optical nerve. If left untreated it can lead to permanent tunnel vision and blindness, so it’s really fortunate that Mr Adekunle came

for an eye test as a result of winning our competition. Often there are no symptoms at all in the first stages, and the effects are gradual with symptoms only becoming noticeable when severe damage has been done to the optic nerve. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this vision loss, so this case reinforces the

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)

importance of regular eye tests to make an early diagnosis.” Mr Walker from Calpe said: “I received an excellent service, as per normal, 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.

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•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY of St Peter and St Paul in Torrevieja. Services in six locations. www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com. •BAKER FOUNDATION for Spiritual Awareness, Playa Flamenca: Sunday Service 11am; Clairvoyance Tuesdays 7.15pm; Healing Thursdays 10.30am-12pm. 966 760 665. •CHRISTIAN CHURCH (inter-denominational) English language. Alpha Centre, Los Nietos Viejos (Mar Menor) Sundays 10am: 968 133 724 or www.losnietoschurch.es. •HOPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sundays 11am. Avenida de Antonio Quesada. Pastor Dave 622 919 604. •INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY

Costa Blanca South’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.

Churches Torrevieja: Sunday service and children’s church 11am; Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. 966 799 273 / 660 127 276. •ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES: 966 733 093. •PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada: Sundays 11am; Thursdays 5pm Bible study and Prayer; weekday home groups.

•ST NICOLAS ECUMENICAL CHURCH, Calle Sobrija 2248, D20, Urb. Camposol. Sundays 10.30am; first Songs of Praise, second Holy Communion, third Morning Prayer, forth Holy Communion and fifth service by church members. 968 138 952.

PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@gmail.com or 966 769 300.

•TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68: Services Sunday 10.30am with Communion and children’s Sunday School plus Wednesday 6pm. 966 788 771.

•PINOSO VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Calle Veintiocho de Marzo, Sunday 11am. www.pinosovcf.com or 667 049 647.

•JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (Mormons) meet Sundays 10am Torreaguas building, Torrevieja. 667 533 597. •STRICTLY SOCIAL friendship club Punta Prima. 966 730 569.

THURSDAY

•VELVETONES CHOIR rehearses at Windsor Bar, San Luis, Torrevieja, 10am-1pm. 966 785 313.

•FRIENDS UNLIMITED Quesada: 966 719 862 or www.helpvegabaja.com.

•VELVETONES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS rehearses at El Paraiso Restaurant, Torrevieja, 10am-12.30pm. 965 327 446.

•LADIES Card making and crafting group, Torrevieja, 2pm-5pm. 966 789 977. •MABS Cancer Support Group meetings: sue@mabscancersupport.org.

•ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION Torrevieja Branch, meet at 5pm on first Wednesday of each month at the Restaurante El Paraiso, Urb. Jardin del Mar 3, Torrevieja. 966 722 895 or 966 921 996.

•SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Torrevieja, afternoons at Restaurante Los Rosales, Guardamar. 966 783 508.

•TORREVIEJA RETIRED ACTIVITIES CLUB meet on 3rd Wednesday of month in the Marina Club Bar, Internation Marina, 11am. 965 008 087.

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OTHERS

•CANTIBLE SINGERS rehearse at La Siesta Church, 2.15pm-4.15pm. 966 796 866. www.cantiblesingers.es. •CHESS CLUB Daya Vieja. 660 825 390. •TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets 2.45pm-5pm in The Annex Municipal Buildings on Calle Paganini. www.torreviejastrokesupport.com. •MABS JIGSAW BEREAVEMENT GROUP last Friday of the month. Cats Bar, Sector A Camposol. 12pm. 620 582 418.

SATURDAY •FLAMENCO DANCE GROUP Torrevieja Stroke Support. Los Rosales, Campo de Guardamar. 7pm. 966 848 494.

SUNDAY • P A T I E N C E L O D G E No 2177 (GC) RAOB meets 10.30am - 12.30pm at Algorfa Hotel near La Finca golf in Los Montesinos. 966 188 105. •PHOENIX CAR CLUB first Sunday classic car meet from 11am. Torres Hotel, Los Montesinos. www.phoenixcarclub.com.

FINE ART: Don’t miss this exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day. •MASM INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY art exhibition. La Cueva de la Maria. March 810. 6pm-8pm.

TUESDAY •FREE KNITTING CLUB Mazarron. 619 493 183. •SEEKERS LADIES CLUB Torrevieja meets every other Tuesday, 2pm at Bar Sacko’s, El Limonar. 966 784 033. •SEWING CRAFT CLASSES Torrevieja. 966 708 199. •HELP ASSOCIATION Vega Baja Annual General Meeting. Restaurant Pizzeria Asturias. 10am. Tel 966 723 733 www.helpvegabaja.com. •MABS VOLUNTEERS MEETING Tevi Bar, Camposol Sector B. 11.30am. 634 362 953.

WEDNESDAY

MONDAY •SAMARITANS Drop-in Café. 902 883 535. •SEWN SOs Sewing mabsmurciane@gmail.com.

•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in Orihuela Costa. Don Joaquin Carlos. Friday 5.30-6.30pm.

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•3A MARINA BAIXA general meetings fourth Monday of month, 10.30am at Alfaz del Pi Culture Centre. www.u3amarinabaixa.com.

•A1 DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB: 966 722 897. •BADMINTON at Pilar de la Horadada 10am1pm. 966 786 774. •COMPUTER CLUB Torrevieja. 966 700 041 or www.torreviejacomputerclub.com •MABS ART WORKSHOP Café Golf, San Javier 10am-12. €2 donation. 968 192 768.

•AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Torrevieja - don’t suffer alone through another person drinking. 692 799 318. •CAMPOVERDE THEATRE GROUP Mondays and Thursdays, 2pm at Rendevous, La Zenia. 966 774 127.

Useful numbers CONSULATES British

96 521 6022

Emergency consular assistance 902 109 356

ALICANTE Airport

96 691 9000

Guardia Civil

96 592 1100

Municipal Police

96 510 7200

Red Cross

96 525 2525

MURCIA Airport

96 817 2000

ORIHUELA Guardia Civil

96 530 0139

Red Cross

96 530 5151

PEGO Municipal Police

96 577 0118

SANTA POLA Town Hall

96 541 1100

Guardia Civil

96 541 1290

Local Police

96 541 1103

Red Cross

96 541 6936

TORREVIEJA Guardia Civil

96 571 0113

Municipal Police

96 571 0154

Red Cross

96 571 1818

VILLAJOYOSA Guardia Civil

96 589 1143

Municipal Police

96 589 0050

•COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS: different difficulty walks. www.cbmwalkers.org.

Red Cross

96 589 1400

•CRIME WATCH SPAIN: Torrevieja: 966 786 266. Catral: 965 992 838. Montesinos: 685 444 335. colaborando.crimewatch@skynetlink.com.

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•DROP-OFF POINT for non-perishable food items to help the needy at Benijofar Town Hall, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm. •FAST emergency number 968 970 626. •LA BAMBA’S Ballroom/Latin/Sequence Dancing, Los Rosales Restaurant, Guardamar. Monday Sequence class 7.30pm. Social Dance 8.30pm. Friday Social Dance 7.30pm-10.30pm. tWednesday New Beginners 2pm. Improvers 3pm. Intermediate 4pm-5pm. 616 478 157. •PEPA Charity Shop Gandia. 650 304 746 or www.pepaspain.com. •PRACTISE SPANISH FOR FREE: Saturday 10am-12pm. Sunday 11am at Athenea bar, Pilar de la Horadada. 966 762 308 or rogeames@hotmail.com.

EMERGENCIES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CB. North

648 169 045

CB. South

625 912 078

The Samaritans

902 883 535

British Embassy : www.uk.inspain.fco.gov.uk Age Concern Spain: www.acespana.org Airport Information: www.aena.es Local News: www.euroweeklynews.com

•Do you want to stop drinking? We can help. Weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Los Alcazares and Pilar de la Horadada, 679 385 105 for more information.

•SAMARITANS emotional support helpline 8pm12am. 902 883 535.

COMING UP

•TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL. 966 798 036 or www.toastmasters.org.

•MASM INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY Mujeres art exhibition. La Cueva de la Maria. March 8-10. 6pm-8pm.

•NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH. www.nhwinspain.com or 620 417 777. •ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION Torrevieja meet on first Wednesday of month at 5pm at Restaurante El Paraiso. 966 722 895 or 966 921 996.

•FIESTA DINING dinner event. March 8. The Banana Tree II, Playa Flamenca. 667 933 077. fiestadining@gmail.com.


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ALARMS: All types, quality systems, very reasonable, guaranteed. Tel: 966 797 370 / 600 237 223 (200646)

LEASEHOLD Bar/Restaurant Mar Menor. Fully fitted, ready to trade immediately. Good all year expat trade. Owner retiring. Priced reasonably for quick sale. Phone 680 334 422 for info. (202372)

Antiques

Business Opp. WANT TO WRITE for profit? Established author available to help. At-home courses, total support. Guaranteed formatting for Kindle. janette@readus. com 689 742 289 www.readus.com (204958)

Buy & Sell Boats

POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 www.spainpool. com

Charities/Churches

BOATING LICENCES ARE NOW A LEGAL REQUIREMENT IN SPAIN. Serenity Sailing RYA Training Centre, Competent Crew to Yacht Master, VHF & ICC. Own boat tuition on sail and power. If you have a yacht or powerboat, get qualified and certified. Contact Richard (0034) 638 056 224 enquiries@serenitysailing.com / www.serenitysailing.com (202889)

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Is alcohol costing you more than money? Drinking to excess not only affects your health it can spill over into every other aspect of your life – damaging everything that is important to you. English-speaking AA meetings are held throughout the Costa Blanca from Valencia City to Murcia. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or discuss a possible drinking problem contact Costa Blanca North: *648 169 045* or Costa Blanca South: *625 912 078* or Costa Calida *679 385 105*. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. AA in German: 645 456 075; Spanish: 679 212 535; Flemish: 635 047 053; and Scandinavian: 659 779 222. www. aa-costablanca.org (93323) ROUNDABOUT CHARITY SHOP. We are now into summer and very soon we will be feeling the heat! It is time therefore for another visit to the shop where you might find a bargain or two. Choose from the clothing selection, jewellery, household goods, books or bric a brac. There is usually something there for everyone —- but not always. Charitable donations have recently been made to The Alzheimers Centre, Cancer Research and The Amigos Ambulance Service. We still need your help with donations etc. Please keep them coming in! During July and August the shop will only be open Wednesday to Saturday from 09.30 until 13.00 (93325)

FULL GOSPEL Business Men’s Fellowship International. We are a Christian organisation with a difference. Breakfast meetings for men each month including a testimony time, & time to ask questions for those who seek answers. Info: Stuart 968 575 417 or 664 673 863 (95452) THE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF QUESADA, meets at Sociedad Compas, 14 Calle de Toledo, Quesada. Sunday Service at 11.30am. A Tuesday evening of Mediumship at 7.30pm and every Thursday there is an opportunity to develop your skills at the Open Circle at 7.30pm. Spiritual Healing is available Sunday and Tuesday. Contact Wendy on 965 323 028. (95454) THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION, Torrevieja Branch, meet at 17.00 on the first Wednesday of each month at the Restaurante El Paraiso, Urb. Jardin del Mar 3 (behind Carrefour), Torrevieja. Contact Mike Wright, Chairman 966 722 895 or Margaret Forshaw, Secretary 966 921 996. (95455) HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality, 24hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10am and 1:30pm or online at www.helpvegabaja.com. For emergencies 24hr helpline 965 704 282 (95456) THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Orihuela Costa - covering from Punta Prima to San Javier. The branch meets at Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras on 3rd Thursday of each month at 19.00 - 19.30pm. More info can be found on branch website www.orihuelacostarbl. co.uk. (95457) THE BAKER FOUNDATION for SPIRITUAL AWARENESS. 16 Nicolas De Bussi Ave, Playa Flamenca. Sunday Service every week 11am to 12 noon, everyone welcome. For further details please phone/fax 966 760 665 (95458) THE PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of the RAOB meets every Friday in the Bar Catorce, Benijofar. Please call the secretary, Colin Bird on 653 066 919 for further information. (95459)

CHARITY BOOK STALL PEGO THURSDAY MARKET. Selection of over 500 books, all proceeds given to the elderly/disabled of Pego and local Animal Rescue. More stock always required please contact Chrissie 965 977 228/617 647 395 (95460) THE ANGLICAN CHURCH, La Fustera. For more info: contact Frank Bentley on 966 495 188 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (MABS) MURCIA/MAR MENOR Help and support is just a phone call away, Avda Rio Nalón, Tel: 693 275 779 or 968 432 525 (95462) PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH has moved to: Calle Canalejas, 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service 11am & Thursday at 5pm for Bible Study and Prayer. All welcome from any church background or none. Info: PilarChristian.Community Church@gmail.com or Eddie on 966 769 300 / 650 509 606 TCF is a multi-national English speaking church now located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja. The Sunday Service, including Communion and Creche/Sunday School, commences at 10.30am with a Bible Study/Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm. Telephone 966 700 391 or call in to the Church any day between 9.00am until 1.00pm. Monday to Friday to find out more about Church activities. (95464) THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. Former & serving aircrews of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are welcome to join this convivial & friendly organisation, now in its 21st year. www.aca costablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042 HELP MMM CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Appointments for cervical, breast and prostate screening in the Murcia area, please ring 680 393 257 (95466) THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JAVEA BRANCH meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month @ Scallops Rest on the Arenal at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend as a visitor and join the branch if they wish. Anyone needing any help or advice on welfare, or any information regarding the branch can contact either Sheila on 965 791 270 or Roger on 965 790 123 (95472)

TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets each Friday 3pm to 5pm in The Annex, (behind Age Concern Centre), Calle Paganini, Urb. La Siesta. Our aim is to support stroke survivors and their carers by a range of facilities from speech therapy, rehabilitation exercise, group discussion etc. For info: Louie 96 671 8964 or Carol, Secretary: 966 765 488, e-mail: strokesupportgroup@ hotmail.com Donations and further voluntary helpers are needed and guest speakers with relevant knowledge or experience are very welcome. (95473) THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Gran Alacant Branch meets 1st Tuesday of every month at The Norwegian Club on Sierra Mar Urbanisation at 7pm for 7.30pm prompt. For further info contact Barbara Turnbull, Branch Secretary on 608 994 456 or e-mail b_dmt1966@ yahoo.co.uk (95474) CAMPELLO CONTRA CANCER in conjunction with AECC Association Español Contra Cancer has opened a charity shop at C/Virgen de los Desamparados No 13 (next door to Mas y mas) El Campello. The shop is open Mon-Fri 10 - 2pm and is run by unpaid volunteers and all monies raised goes to the AECC. We urgently need donations of clothes, books, large and small furniture etc, and we will arrange collection of large items. We need volunteers to help out in the shop and also clothes rails, shelves etc. for display. Please support your local Cancer charity and if you wish to obtain literature or simply talk to someone. Please stop by at the shop. Contact Mina or Trisha. Tel 650 071 278 or 610 921 413 e-mail aecc_campello@hotmail.com (95475) International Christian Assembly Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, TorreviejaEvangelical non-denominational Sunday services 11am Children’s church 11amHouse groups in Torrevieja,Los Balcones, San JavierLadies meeting Thursdays 11am.Pastor, Rafael Restrepo All nationalities welcome 966 799 273 / 660 127 276. (95476)

Computers

ThePCshop - Computer Sales and Repairs. Visit www.thep cshop.es or call 966 721 699

Damp “RISING DAMP” can cure Rising Damp, Leaking Flat Roof or Terrace. WE can make your Underbuild Dry. Villa Re-painting Due! We can protect your villa and stop PENETRATING DAMP with a Protective coating. You can also pay in Sterling. Phone/email us for a free survey now. Tel 965 050 065 Mobile 634 322 672 www. dryzoneespana.com (97712)

Electrician UK ELECTRICIAN Fully qualified all aspects of electrical work. Free estimates. 965 725 445 / 616 226 083 (200645)

For Sale INDIVIDUAL sells furniture in very good condition. www.marialinares.es. Mobile 678 936 110 (200375)

Friendship FIND LOVE IN THE SUN w w w. i wa n t 2 m e e tyo u . c o m . Browse for free Spain´s No. 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (201369) FEMALE 55-65 with no ties wanted by male for holidays, meals out. Man is resident with OHAC. Tel: 663 159 408

Gardening Chimney Sweep HOME FROM HOME. Professional chimney sweep. Family run business Telephone 660 478 881 (207034)

GARDENER, 25 years working in Spain. English/Spanish spoken. Private gardens and communities. Free quotes, billthegarden er@hotmail.es. Tel 699 682 630

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Gold Wanted GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (202483)

Health & Beauty LASER teeth whitening, fac i a l s , m i c r o d e r m a b ra s i o n , cellulite treatment, lymphatic cleanse 966 194 030 www.envytherapy.webs.com (200348)

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Insurance

SALT’S BAY INSURANCE BROKERS. Call now for your competitive quotes on insurance for: motor (UK & Spanish plates), household, life, private medical, travel and more. Policies in English. Tel: 965 706 394 E-mail info@saltsbay.com (202637)

Limousine Hire TUXEDO LIMOUSINE CHAUFFEURS we specialise in Limousines, Rolls Royce’s and Vintage cars for hire. Airport transfers Benidorm Palace, birthdays, theme parks, shopping trips, weddings etc. Check our website www.tuxedolimou sines.es Tel 968 969 648 / 618 315 933 info@tuxedolimou sines.es (201888)

Pergola Covers

Pet Charities

SAILS, carports etc. Tailor made durable canvas. POLYETHYLENE SAILS. Exhibiting Procomobel Market Guardamar Saturdays/Camposol anyday. 667 879 399 krugercanopies @in.com (207051)

EASYHORSE CARE RESCUE CENTRE We aim to rescue HORSES. If you would like to DONATE please call 965 967 033 or sales@easyhorsecare. net www.easyhorsecare.net or call Sue 652 021 980 (95706)

Pet Insurance PROTECTAPET Spain’s leading pet insurance 965 756 371 w w w. i n fo @ p r o t e c t a p e t . e u (95962)

Pets

P.E.P.A. VOLUNTEERS & FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED. By fostering an abandoned dog, or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline, you could help save the lives of many animals. Please call: 650 304 746. For more information browse our website: www.pepaspain.com EURO WEEKLY NEWS CLASSIFAX AGENT (95708)

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) LUXURY mobile home located near the coast on small family run site. 630 055 418 (202619)

PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@ pet-couriers.com or www. pet-couriers.com (200622)

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

NEW 2 bed, unfurnished/furnished apartment. Algorfa town centre, swimming pool, €250 per month + two months deposit or yearly advance €2,400 plus €150 bills monthly. 0044 7949 589 539 londonangels@hot mail.com (97728) 2/3 BED, 2 bath apartments San Miguel. Lift, communal roof top pool and solarium, video entry system. Available short/long term from €300 pcm. 966 723 437 / 636 615 716 (207036) UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY 2 x 3 bedroom villas (one let out already) set together amongst fruit trees in 31,000m2, Catral / San Isidro, pool, garages, stunning mountain views. €550pcm each. 0044 7797 862 874 (207008)

Property to Let

GATAMI ORGANISATION, to help kittens and cats, looking for good homes, also spaying wild cats in the community. Kittens require adoption, fully vaccinated, de-wormed, defleed. We also need volunteers to help Car boot sale in Polop on Sundays Tel Anna: 966 806 976 / 654 729 977 (95709)

Motoring

WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyany car@hotmail.com (207220)

SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER. Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting re-homing. Shelter open 7 days a week 12noon 2.00pm & 3.30pm - 7.00pm. (Spanish speaking staff ) or phone Gail 962 896 118. Visit our website for directions. www.spama.org and view our new blog at www.spamasafor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM (95707)

SM165 - San Miguel - Second floor, 2 bed apartment in the heart of San Miguel. Terrace, solarium with views, secure building with lift, walk to bars & restaurants. 325€ per month - 965 720 766 (89468)

PERSONAL Pet Transporter Spain/UK/Spain. Also travel for free door to door with your pets in our petmobile. www.spanishmoves.net. UK 01209 843971 or Spain 678 756 644 (202471)

Pet Sitting

SCRAP YOUR CAR LEGALLY. Cash paid for newer cars, but all cars taken and legally disposed of for free and Baja Final issued. Call 667 711 380 (201812)

PET & HOUSE SITTER. I will look after your pets, plants and home during your absence. Tel 646 581 624 www.siri us-eclipse.com (97732)

MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302)

Pet Transport INTERPAWS: 20 years’ licensed pet transportation. Competitive rates. Difficult dog? Effective behavioural training in your home. www.inter paws.com janette@inter paws.com 689 742 289 (204958)

Pool Services

Removal/Storage

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 www.piscinasmadera.com (97712)

Property for Rent SM133 - Playa Golf, Orihuela Costa, 3 bed, 2 bath quad, garden, driveway, terrace, solarium, com pool, 5 mins to beaches & golf - 525€ per month - 965 720 766. (89468) SM171 - San Miguel - 1 bed ground floor apartment in Los Pinos. Terrace, security grills, TV, safe, air con, parking. Short drive to San Miguel village - 250€ per month - 965 720 766 (89468) SM118 - Villamartin - 3 bed, 2 bath quad, off-road parki n g , g a r d e n , t e r ra c e , c o m pool, 10 mins to beach and golf and walking to shops 495€ per month 965 720 766 (89468)

MAN AND VAN UK - Spain. 2 vans travelling twice a month, Murcia - North / South UK Tel 610 846 260 or 0044 751 918 6355 email van.man@hot mail.co.uk (202670) UK-SPAIN-IRELAND. Removals with the personal touch. Pets transported 965 696 750 / 0044 (0) 7814 010 283 e-mail chrisy ounge73979@aol.com (202629)


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www.euroweeklynews.com 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.focus-transport.com (201300) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.universalremovals.co m. Tel: 951 247 834 (200810)

Swimming Pools

Wanted

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

XXX Relaxation Readers of a sensitive disposition may find some of the advertisements in this section offensive. YO U N G S p a n i s h l a d y, b i g breasts, beautiful body, erotic massage and much more. C a b o Ro i g 6 3 7 0 5 2 3 0 0 (202642)

Tax Affairs

THE BLUE PILL - NOW EVEN BETTER. From €2, other products available. Don’t miss out. Derek 685 207 378 (202663)

Sewing QUALIFIED SEAMSTRESS 40 years experience, turn-ups to tailoring patterns taken from your favourite cloths, reasonable prices. Torrevieja, Sandra: 966 799 188 / 680 486 336 (207217)

Situations Vacant

Telecoms JACUZZI, SPA, HOT TUB WANTED. Working or not. 650 722 905 (200581) QUAD BIKE and jet ski, UK or Spanish. 650 722 905 (200581)

Situations Vacant

Solar SOLAR BEST DEAL IN SPAIN w w w. g o s o l a r i n s p a i n . c o m (200575)

Spas Jacuzzis JACUZZI, hot tub spas, quality American spas at factory prices, also spares, filters and repairs, used and ex-display spa available. We part ex and buy spas, best prices. E s t a b l i s h e d 9 ye a r s i n S p a i n E U R O S PA S 6 5 0 7 2 2 9 0 5 w w w. e u r o s p a s 1 . c o m (99051)

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GENEVA: 130 cars will be unveiled. 130 premieres at motor show THE GENEVA Motor Show will have 130 cars premiered 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

Lotus will have an exhibit.

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 technologies. Bringing together nearly 260 exhibitors within an area of 110,000 square metres, the Geneva

International Motor Show will once again be presented in the seven exhibition halls that compose Palexpo. A series of conferences from March 8-15 will enable visitors to become better informed about the latest technologies in ecology, security, and performance, as well as the evolution of automobile advertising and publicity. The themes of politics and infrastructures will also be discussed. www.salon-auto.ch.


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Trade up to the new Rapide S ASTON MARTIN will be showing off its new Rapide S at Geneva. It is their 100th anniversary year, and to celebrate the company has come up with something just a little bit special. The new car is an updated version of the hugely impressive four door Rapide, but it has all sorts of improvements to tempt buyers to trade up. Most noticeable to drivers will be the upgraded engine. The 6 litre V12 fitted in the Rapide was no slouch. But now it has been given an extra 17 per cent more power, giving it 555 bhp. That will give it 062mph acceleration in 4.9 seconds, that’s 0.3 seconds quicker than before, and a top speed of 190 mph.

Ian Minards, in charge of Aston product development, said:

RAPIDE S: Just a little bit special.

“Transmission calibration, ADS refinement, braking capability and engine output optimisation are among the many ‘ingredients’ which the team

High class performance

here at Gaydon have used to create a sports car of unerring quality and excitement.” Prices are still undisclosed.

RENAULT has opened its order books for the Estate version of the New Clio which was launched on October 11, 2012. It is due to go on sale in France on March 14 - and soon after in Spain – and will notably feature a ‘shooting brake’ styling which embodies Renault’s new design, plus a broad range of exterior and interior customisation options. The 443dm3 boot can be extended to 1,380 dm3 thanks to the modular layout of the rear seats. Keyless entry and hill start assist come as standard, and make the car a smooth ride.

Gloria right concept for Alfa THE European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan will unveil its new Gloria concept, developed in collaboration with Alfa Romeo Style Centre, at the Geneva motor show. This takes the sports sedan concept and gives it a beautiful shape via a traditional Alfa grille that feeds into the hood’s

prominent V-shaped character lines. Two leather hood straps in front of the windshield are a nod to older models. Its flanks feature a heavily concave surface and an exaggerated rocker, while the beltline stretches from the top of the front wheel arch.

That creates, say designers, a soft wave effect before straightening as it feeds into the horizontal rear lamp strip, which stretches the visual width of the car. Its cabin appears to mix traditional Alfa themes with modern electronics.

NEW CLIO: ‘Shooting brake’ style. The radio is equipped with Bluetooth® and Plug & Music connectivity, plus fitment of the patented Renault Bass Reflex system for optimal bass playback. Daytime running lights are LED and most are equipped with a navigation system, a seven-inch touch screen display, reversing camera and R-Sound Effect application. Affordable innovations include the Renault R-Link in-dash tablet, which is connected both to the vehicle and to the internet to provide a link between the motoring and connected worlds. Driving is generally pleasurable thanks to Renault’s safety credentials and performance based on those of New Clio, which has earned Euro NCAP ‘best-in-class’ status.

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 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 motogp 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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IN ACTION: ITV Orihuela earlier in the season.

ITV Orihuela looking forward to Cartagena

THIS coming weekend ITV Orihuela RFC were supposed to play Cartagena away, but all league matches have been postponed. They will be played now on March 17, the day after the final round of Six Nations matches. So Orihuela RFC’s next match will be their final home game of the league on March 9 against Lorca. They will be hoping to get the double over them. That would make it a very memorable season for the club in its 40th year.

The club has already got an impressive double over Albacete and pushed both Murcia teams to the wire, as well as having beaten Lorca away and Cartagena at home. With so many new players coming through the junior ranks to join the first team, it has been an impressive season for the club. This coming weekend the rugby supporters club will be back televising the live Premiership and PRO12 rugby matches at the rugby bar in Rojales, The Steakhouse.

Costa grab points from Oriol Orihuela Costa FC 3 - 1 Oriol CF THIS week Orihuela Costa Cadetes (juniors) entertained high flying Oriol. The back five of Marshall, Cockroft, Mint, Quest and Nicholas looked calm and composed. Charley Frost played a more defensive role in front of the back line allowing the midfield to push up and support the front pairing of Bass and Gudmundsson, who chased and hounded the visitors and gave them no time to relax on the ball. This paid off for Costa on 10 mins when some great work from Gudmundsson down the right side saw him take on and beat two players to strike a shot that

deflected into the net from an Oriol defender. But 60 seconds later a lack of concentration and poor marking saw the visitors equalise. Constant pressure paid off for the home side when a hand ball by an Oriol player was punished with Costa being awarded a penalty. Glen Lawton stepped up and smashed the back of the net to take Costa back into a 2 - 1 lead. On 61 minutes Gudmundsson put Costa 3 - 1 up with a cool finish in front of goal which was well deserved. www.orihuelacostafc.com or call: 679 774 488.

Starting on Friday with Ulster v Treviso, then on Saturday, Quins v Exeter at 3.30pm, followed by Munster v Glasgow at 7.15pm. Training is at the Miguel Hernandez University ground at 20.15 on Tuesday and Thursday for the seniors and juveniles. The juniors start at 18.15. For more information about what is going on in the club, you can contact the club by phoning Garry on 692 767 242, and for the juniors contact Oscar on 600 871 606 (Spanish).

LOS AMIGOS DE MAZARRON FC are putting the final touches to preparations for their 4th Annual Gala Evening and Dinner to be held at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarron on Tuesday, March 12. Celebrity soccer stars Steve Daley, Tony Currie and Mark Higgins will be flying in to spend a few days in Mazarron to attend the various functions organised for them. Steve, the former Wolves and Manchester City star is the guest speaker at the dinner and will also take part in the Celebrity Golf Day with

Tony Currie at the Sensol Golf Club the day before. All the stars will attend a VIP reception for sponsors and guests at Don Ricardo’s Bar & Restaurant, Puerto de Mazarron on Monday March 11 . Justin Sane will be the Master of Ceremonies at the dinner and he will entertain the audience with his unique brand of comedy. A few tickets remain at €40 each, which includes a five course meal with local beer, house wine and soft drinks. Call Andy on 634 040 990 or Dave on 626 465 847.

FRIENDS: Last year’s gala for Mazarron.

Monte finally back on form CD Montesinos 2 – 1 CF Rafal CD MONTESINOS put their bad form of the last few weeks behind them with a much improved performance in this game, especially in the second half. The less said about the first 45 minutes the better, as Monte played as badly as they had done in midweek at Sporting Orihuela, a match they lost 2-1 on a cold miserable evening. The first half ended with Monte 0-1 behind after a rather dubious penalty decision went against them. Cubano in the Monte goal could do nothing to keep out the Rafal penalty. Just as bad as the first half was, the second 45 minutes proved to be one of the most entertaining of the season.

HEARTENING: Good second half display from Monte. Veteran defender, Becker, came on as a substitute for youngster Omar and it was Becker who got his head to a free kick and glanced his header past the Rafal keeper for the equaliser. Minutes later, Monte thought they had gone ahead when

Rodrigo netted. But his effort was ruled out for a dodgy offside decision. Then the overworked referee actually awarded Monte a goal when the ball clearly went wide. However, as the Monte players were not celebrating and the Rafal players were incensed with the decision, the official decided perhaps he was wrong and awarded a goal kick. The winner finally arrived with just five minutes to play. A Rafal goal kick only reached the half way line and Andres, on the volley, smashed it right back towards goal. With the Rafal keeper out of position, the ball crossed the line much to the delight of the players and supporters of CD Montesinos.


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It’s a tight contest for Murcia league THE Murcia Bowls League is turning into a tight contest. League leaders Marinasol

played Club 25 with the men from Marinasol maintaining their good form with a 27 points to 15 win.

WINNERS: Silver competition winners at Roda.

Fast greens no problem

SLICK greens welcomed The Members Golf Society to Roda. The Gold category was won on count back by John Eyre from Doug Baldry (37 points). Captain Alan Rickers came in 3rd with 36 points and in 4th place with 34 points was John Mellor. Silver category was again won by the in form Sandra

Twentyman (32 points), Roger Nilsen, another regular prize winner took 2nd with 31 points and 3rd and 4th places had to be decided using the count back rule with Derek McLean taking it from Ray Ewins both on 30 points. Our best visitor this week was P. Farrance with 40 points playing it for the first time with a handicap of five. Nearest the pin results were, Hole 2 Gold Doug Baldry, Hole 7 Gold John Mellor and Hole 13 Silver Roger Nilsen. Visit www.tmgs.org or call 966 719 604.

MAZARRON: Suffered only their second defeat of

Second placed San Javier were against La-Zenia. The result a win for La-Zenia by 31 points to 22, the difference being the form of Captain Morris Flint and his partner Andy Kane who won 12 points to 3. The next match saw Sierra Golf take on the very strong team of The Celt Club and beating them 25 points to 22. Sprightly Crew took on Roco-Gogs who, despite several of their players suffering with heavy colds, recorded the highest winning score of the season so far. the season 37 points to 20. Next out were bottom placed Hacienda facing La-Mangain in a very closely fought match. La Manga won by 24 points end to end on a difficult to 20. surface but the better chances fell to Mazarron That leaves Marinasol who equalised after 21 top of the league with minutes with one of the 158 points, three points goals of the season. clear of Roco-Gogs with Mazarron’s captain, The Celts a further two Diego, limped off after 40 points adrift in third. minutes to be replaced by Only 10 points cover Ahmed and, almost the first five places. immediately, Alquerias The next round of took the lead. matches is on March 11. Ahmed could have equalised in the ninth minute of added time but his point blank header was bravely saved by the Alquerias keeper

Just not quite enough

Mazarron FC 2 – 3 Alquerias FB DESPITE taking the lead after just one minute and 25 seconds, a superb display by the visiting goalkeeper saw Mazarron suffer only their second defeat in 10 games. Baeza put Mazarron ahead with a deflected

shot in their first attack, but Alquerias equalised in the third minute when juvenile keeper Ruben, deputising for the suspended Iker, could only parry a shot to Samuel Manzano, who poked the ball home. Alquerias took the lead after 12 minutes when Pollo, in attempting to a clear a free kick from the right, merely passed the ball to Manzano who had the simple task of scoring from six yards. The game flowed from

Eurogolf monthly winner EUROGOLF played its February monthly Stableford competition at La Marquesa Golf Club in Ciudad Quesada. The weather was kind with a slight breeze and 60 players teed off on what should have been a good day for scoring. In the event, although winner Bob Buckeridge scored a very respectable 38 points, just pipping Doug Spiring and Hedy Paehlig on 37 points, a lot of players could be seen shaking their heads and trying to hide their score cards. In the Gold Division, first was Bob Buckeridge (38), second Doug Spiring (37), and third Pino Perito, (36). The Silver Division was won by Hedy Paehlig (37) with Jill Young (30) second and Bruce Gordon (30) third. In the Bronze Division Franco Gentili (34) was first, Chris Stanley (33) second and Brian Heard, (32) third.

Norway visits

AROUND 100 Norwegian youth football players have spent the week training at Torrevieja’s Sports City. Cadet teams from Lørenskog, Kjellrasen and Teie Football Clubs, all from Norway, chose the sunny climes of Torrevieja for its annual sports camp with the teams reporting a ‘positive experience’ saying they are already planning on returning next year.


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