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We will not quit! Business as usual for fine hit charity By Gemma Quinn PAUL CUNNINGHAM NURSES (PCN) have vowed to carry on their vital work despite having €12,000 taken from their charity account by social security “It is very much business as usual for both PCN charity and PCN S.L,” said business co-ordinator Tracey Wallace. She added: “Our nurses and carers are out there helping people 24 hours every day.” The charity was hit with a fine which they fail to understand for allegedly obstructing a social security worker from carrying out her duties whilst visiting the La Marina charity shop, something

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Cancer patent RESEARCHERS at the University of Alicante say they have created molecules to fight cancer and herpes and a device for reducing pollution from cars. All are being entered into the bank of university patents.

Exports up CHARITY CONTINUES: Nurses continue to offer help in the community. members deny. Despite three appeals, the money was

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MURCIA’S exports in the first half of the year have increased in all industrial sectors, especially in consumer goods, to €4.85 billion.


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Finance 23 - 28 BUSY BARS: Street terraces are boosting coffers in Alicante.

Council rakes in terrace tax cash BARS and restaurants in Alicante City have boosted council coffers by €464,264 in terrace taxes, up more than 50 per cent in four years. In 2009, 700 establishments in the city were authorised to have tables and chairs on the streets, with the council raking in €300,000 a year in taxes.

Now, four years later and, despite the deepening economic crisis, the activity has grown with 1,014 establishments now having permission to extend onto the streets, an increase of 45 per cent. The growth is partly being accredited to the smoking ban which came into effect on January 1, 2011, which meant more

bars and restaurants were asking to expand their premises outside. However, the increase has not been welcomed by several neighbourhood associations who have criticised the take over of the city’s plazas and historic streets to the detriment of pedestrians, saying the authorities are simply boosting funds.

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Junk yard arrests as stolen goods found NATIONAL POLICE have broken up a criminal group based at an Alicante junk yard which allegedly received all kinds of stolen goods.

Police investigations led them to the junk yard which was apparently devoted to the purchase of stolen metals and other items.

Searches on the premises found a pile of scrap copper, burnt copper hoses, gas bottles and kegs supposedly stolen from catering establishments

and homes, as well as over 30 manhole covers owned by Aguas de Alicante. Five people have been arrested.

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Busy train MORE than 600 passengers used Elche’s Trenet tourist train during the city’s annual August fiestas. The 40 minute journey cost €3.

E-prescriptions A NEW electronic prescription system will start in Elche health district from the second week of September, changing the way drugs are prescribed for some 320,000 people.

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Tourist business is booming THE Valencia Region has seen the largest increase in tourists across Spain. That’s according to a survey published by the Institute of Tourism Studies (IET). There was an increase in the number of foreign tourists of 11.8 per cent from January to July 2013 over the previous year, with a total of 3,364,560 visitors from other countries,

more than double the national average which was an increase of 3.9 per cent. The UK market continued to be the biggest with the arrival of more than 1.2 million tourists from Britain, followed by France with 446,888; an increase of 21.4 per cent compared to the first seven months of 2012. Increases were also seen in the number of tourists from the

Nordic countries, with 37.5 per cent more visiting the region compared to last year. Specifically in July, there were 842,013 foreign tourists; 5.5 per cent more than in July last year, ranking above the average for the whole of Spain at 2.9 per cent, again with the British, Scandinavian and Russian markets leading the way.

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BRITISH airline Jet2.com has chosen Alicante-Elche airport to open its first base outside the UK. Director Ian Doubtfire, made the announcement in Benidorm.

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Police heroes

AN author has published a book on air strikes during the Spanish civil war. It comes as Torrevieja marked the 75th anniversary of the bombing that killed 19 people.

TWO National Police officers have been reunited with the baby they saved from choking in Benidorm. The infant’s mother called them her ‘guardian angels’ and ‘heroes.’

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TWO people have been arrested for stealing a credit card from a mailbox and using it to go on holiday in Benidorm, paying for accommodation and toll roads.

A BLOOD drive took place in Torrevieja’s Youth Centre on the Paseo Marítimo. For more information on giving blood around the region visit www.donantesangrealicante .org. Restrictions for British people may apply.

Painted lady ELEPHANT Petita was painted with an ornamental design and bindi (decorative spot) to mark her birthday and the Hindu Festival Holi at Terra Natura, Benidorm.

Twin killed A TEENAGER was killed in a hit and run accident in the centre of Murcia. Witnesses say the youngster was crossing the road with his bike when the car struck. His twin brother, with him at the time, was unhurt.

Lagging behind HOTEL occupancy across the Murcia region stood at 48.8 per cent in July, lower than the national average of 65.3 per cent.

HOLIDAY SNAP: More people now use Smartphones to ‘catch the moment’ rather than traditional cameras.

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More families using phones for holiday snaps!

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AMILIES going on holiday at one time always packed their cameras to take snapshots. But those days are increasingly over for many, with a third of people no longer bothering to pack a camera when leaving for holiday, deciding to depend only on their Smartphones for vacation snaps. And as the latest statistics for the Spaniards and believed replicated across other European nationalities - clearly show, an even greater number of people now daily use their Smartphones to generally ‘catch the moment’ than depending on a traditional camera. According to a study by phone retailer The Phone

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MARIANO RAJOY could play the role of dictator,’ Aitor Esteban, the spokesperson for the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) in parliament, who said this was because the conservative Partido Popular ‘hogs all the realms of power.’

House, 82 per cent of Spaniards prefer to use the camera on their Smartphones to take snaps rather than carrying a traditional camera. A main reason is that they can immediately share photographs on social networking sites. Cameras are now one of the most frequently used tools on Smartphones, with many users basing their purchase on the facility available. And while more in the 20 - 30 age bracket prefer to use their Smartphone cameras, the tendency is not exclusive among the young as 60 per cent of Spaniards aged over 40, now leave their camera at home. Last year, according to consultant GFK, camera sales fell 27 per cent compared to in 2011.

Number of the week was spent by foreign €7.79 billion tourists in Spain in July, which is

4.3 per cent more than July 2012, according to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. The average expenditure per person was €992, 1.3 per cent more than the same month last year.

Beer cheer THE first 2,000 bottles of Torrevieja’s own artisan beer ‘La Rubia Lola’ have been sold.

Fishy fiesta FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA has celebrated its annual sardine festival. The town hall donated over 300 kilos of the fish for residents to eat.

Storm alert ALICANTE province was battered by storms and hail on Tuesday. An alert for up to 40 litres per m2 of rain in one hour was issued.

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Forbidden fruit FRUIT and veg has been seized from an illegal seller at Torrevieja’s Playa del Cura beach and given to charity. Local police recovered 350 kilos of melon; 88 kilos of peaches; 30 kilos of figs; 20 kilos of grapes and tomatoes and five kilos of plums. All of the food items have been handed over to the city’s food bank.

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35% reduction in prefab classrooms BEFORE the end of the next school year 35 per cent of existing prefabricated classrooms will be gone. That’s according to the Valencian Regional Councillor for Education, Culture and Sports, María Jose Catala who said that at the start of this term there will be a total of 329 temporary classrooms. In July 2011 there were 929. Catala stressed that the Valencian Regional Government was working “to meet the target set in the Disposal Prefabricated Classrooms Plan announced by its president, Alberto Fabra, at the beginning of his mandate.” In a bid to reach that goal and reduce the number of portacabins,

FEWER PREFABS: Torrevieja’s new Acequion school will be ready for September. five centres are currently under construction across the region, including

Torrevieja’s Acequion school which is due to open next month.

Police swoop in drugs operation POLICE have swooped on a group of Britons and seized more than 300 kilos of hashish. The alleged organisation based in Alicante, whose members allegedly acquired cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines in Spain and the Netherlands for distribution in the UK, has been disbanded. The joint operation between National Police, in collaboration with members of the Serious Organised Crime Agency

(SOCA) UK, has resulted in the arrest of a total of 13 people. It comes following the investigation into a group of British citizens, allegedly engaged in the acquisition of different drugs which were prepared, packaged and transported for distribution in the UK. The operation led police to intercept the hashish in Elche which is believed to have been headed for Manchester airport.

Fake cigarettes seized TEN people have been arrested following an investigation into counterfeit cigarette smuggling. The operation began in the Valencia docks when customs officers became suspicious about the contents of a container from China. Paperwork claimed it was carrying shoes, but it was full of fake cigarettes. Police tracked the cargo to a warehouse in Fortuna, Murcia. The tobacco, worth an estimated €2.2million will now be destroyed.

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New water sports craze NEW water sports craze ‘flyboarding’ has arrived in Tabarca and Santa Pola. The ‘flyboard’ is an accessory which attaches to the jet discharge of a jet ski or speed boat and lets the user ‘hover’ above the water.

Head-on A MAN, aged 48, was killed when his car was involved in a head on collision with a lorry which was travelling on the slip road to join the AP-7 motorway at Rojales in the direction of Alicante.

Beach death A BATHER, aged 70, died from a suspected heart attack at a beach in Santiago de la Ribera.


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Carrying on duty From Front page. It was a bitter blow to those who have worked tirelessly over the years to raise money to support and care for terminally ill people in the province. They urge people to donate to their ‘fighting fund’ to help replace these vital funds. Tracey adds: “The social security action and resulting fine against the charity shop does not affect nursing services, or PCN S.L. which is a separate fully registered nursing company. Our nurses are fully qualified and legally able to work in Spain.” Jennifer Cunningham president said: “The charity will survive and we must continue to support those who need us.”

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Police kill two Rottweilers POLICE have shot and killed two dangerous dogs within 10 days of each other. In the first incident police were called to a home in San Vicente del Raspeig when a Rottweiler bit a woman at a relative’s home when she raised her arm holding a slipper. The animal bit her arm and leg and did not let go for 10 minutes. The owner did have a licence for the

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dog, but given the aggressiveness of the animal police killed it. The second Rottweiler was killed by police at a property in Agost as it threatened the safety of the officers who had arrived to deliver a subpoena to its owner. It is not yet clear if the owner was in the property at the time or had a licence for the potentially dangerous breed of dog.

Five times over the limit A DRUNK driver has been arrested in Guardamar for driving in the wrong direction. Police patrols which spotted the car heading in the direction of oncoming vehicles immediately stopped the driver. A breath test showed an alcohol reading of 1.35 milligrams; more than five times the allowed rate. He was arrested on suspicion of crimes against road safety and faces a sentence of between three and six months, a ban of up to a year and community service.


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Benidorm hits million mark BENIDORM is the fourth most popular city in Spain for overnight hotel stays. During July, more than 1.22 million stays were made. According to Hosbec, the Hotel Association of Benidorm and the Costa

Blanca, Benidorm’s activity is ‘very close’ to that of Madrid and comes behind the top ranking cities of Barcelona with 1.78 million overnight stays, followed by Calvia, Mallorca (1.64 million) and Madrid (1.23 million).

Benidorm accounts for half of all the overnight stays of foreign tourists throughout the Valencia Region. Hosbec also observed an overall drop of 3.4 per cent in terms of the average daily rate per room.

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Primark boobs HUNDREDS converged on Primark stores across the Valencia region to protest against the clothing chain’s alleged antibreastfeeding policy after a mother was asked to leave a store in Valladolid for fear of upsetting other customers.

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BEACH PROTESTS: Calls for Torrevieja Town Hall to clean up Acequión beach.

Swimmers take action MORE than 300 swimmers took to the streets in Torrevieja to protest for an hour and a half against the state of Acequion beach and the large accumulation of algae along the shore line. The protest saw bags of algae thrown on to the pedestrian crossing in Calle Beniel with the demonstration soon occupying four lanes. Four Guardia Civil

Increase in outpatient surgery OUTPATIENT surgery now accounts for more than half of all scheduled surgical activity in public health centres of Valencia. The Regional Councillor for Health, Manuel Llombart, said it was one of the alternatives to traditional hospitalisation, and has experienced a ‘steady increase’ in the last decade. It has risen from 39.7 per cent in 2003 to 55.7 per cent in 2012, with 130,615 procedures carried out last year.

patrol vehicles were on the scene to divert traffic. No one took responsibility for planning the protest and no arrests were made, but the news of the spontaneous demonstration soon spread. Some say they have been calling on the town hall to assess the state of the beach for the last few weeks and plan to continue daily protests until the authorities take action.

Drink driver arrest in Blue Lagoon A DRIVER has been arrested for drink driving in Blue Lagoon. Police were called after reports of damage to a parked car on the urbanisation with the driver showing signs of possible intoxication.

Alcohol blood tests gave positive readings of 0.83 and 0.85 with police noticing the driver had urinated inside the vehicle. The driver, aged 54, will be dealt with by the courts in Torrevieja.

Man dies trapped in lift with his dog A MAN has died inside a lift in Valencia. It is believed the 51 year-old suffered a stroke in the lift of the building on Calle Poeta Altet after he left his apartment to take his dog down to the street level for a walk. He was left undiscovered for around three hours before emergency services were called.

CAMPOVERDE residents of Pilar de la Horadada have welcomed the opening of the Plaza Florida, an urban area of 900 square metres with new lighting fixtures, benches and landscaping.

Lucky ticket A EUROMILLIONS ticket holder in Murcia has won €521,220.

Stolen guns LOCAL police officers of San Fulgencio recovered several firearms, ammunition and documents that were stolen from a resident in the town.

Mayor’s loss THE mother of Orihuela’s Mayor, Moserrate Guillen, has passed away. Antonia Saez Godoy, died in Torrevieja Hospital, aged 84. Her funeral service took place in Torremendo.

Café crash A NUMBER of people suffered minor injuries after a car ploughed into a pavement café in the centre of Orihuela. The driver collided with a parked car which was shunted into the café.


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Cross dressing A CROSS-DRESSING competition has been held in a pub in Alicante with 12 people vying for the ‘Miss Transformarte’ title.

Charity walk A CHARITY walk to raise funds for Elche Children’s Home takes place on September 28 starting at 11am from the kiosk at Cabo Cervera, Torrevieja. Call 965 077 014.

Going back to school is an expensive business THE cost of starting the new school year is expected to be between €200 and €1,500 per child. The Consumer’s Union of Valencia reports that the main costs are the purchase of textbooks and materials; around €200, uniform, around €350 and then lunch and transport fees. If in a private school this figure can reach €1,500 for the first month as it includes tuition fees. The Consumer’s Union urged parents against getting into further debt with fast loans and advised them to look for book swapping schemes.

BACK TO SCHOOL: It’s a pricey business for parents.

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SEVENTY palms are being planted along the Urbanova beach, Alicante in a bid to give it a ‘tropical image’ reported the Department of Urban Care.

JUST two in 10 people (22.5 per cent) aged between 16 and 29, are able to afford to leave the parental home. This figure, whilst higher than the national average, has dropped by 9.13 per cent across the

Valencian community compared to last year according to the report by the Youth Council of Spain. More than 77 per cent of people aged 30 or over in the region can afford to rent or buy their own home.

Compensation call for residents SANTA POLA Council has been urged to compensate 124 residents with €124,000 (€1,000 for each resident) who were affected by loud music from a nearby beach bar which was not licensed for using sound equipment.

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Apartment block is cut off FOURTEEN families in Guardamar have been left without electricity or water following non-payment of bills by the promoter. Residents in the Mistral block, located close to the beach, witnessed an Iberdrola technician turning off the supply after the developer which manages the block of flats, was found to owe more than €1,880 in unpaid bills. It is also believed there are outstanding bills for cleaning of the communal areas. Residents say they have been advised by the town hall to pay the bills to be reconnected to water and electricity supplies before denouncing the promoter to the police.

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Busy public sector THERE are more than 237,000 public employees in the Valencia community working in state, regional and local government and universities.

Speedy figs FIGS are one of the most important fruits in Elche. To obtain maximum flavour they are picked, packaged and shipped within 24 hours.

First aid THIRTY young people participated in a first aid course taught by the Red Cross at the Youth Resource Centre Los Molinos of San Vicente, Alicante.

La Manga nominated in world travel awards FOR the sixth consecutive year, the La Manga Club Resort has been nominated in the World Travel Awards. It is recognised in four categories; best golf resort in Spain; best European golf complex; best residential development in Europe and best European sports complex. The World Travel Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of tourism, annually seeks to award and recognise the best destinations, hotels,

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156,000 travel agents across 150 countries. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on Saturday during a gala held at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort and Spa, in the Turkish resort of Antalya. The La Manga Club, Murcia, now in its 40th year is one of the most awarded resorts of Europe with readers of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine recently voting it the ‘best European family friendly resort.’

La Zenia beach closed to surfers A PETITION collected 250 signatures in one day in support of surfing at Orihuela’s La Zenia beach. Fans of the sport say the beach is ideal because of the waves but the

authorities refuse to permit the activity, issuing fines of up to €3,000 saying it is not compatible with the thousands of bathers using the beach during the summer.

The petition has the support of the Alicante Surf Club and the Spanish Federation of Surfing which say they will work to find a joint solution to allow the port off Alicante beaches.

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Workers flock to Germany GERMAN companies are attracting Spanish workers by offering potential employees free language courses in the province. Twenty nursing graduates have just left for Germany having completed a free three month German course in Pego, Alicante, subsidised by the German government. One nurse said: “We are new graduates in nursing and with few job prospects in Spain, so we decided to pack up and try our luck in Germany.” The only limit for workers is age, with Germany not taking anyone over the age of 35, or 40 in the case of nurses.


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More than just man’s best pal SPECIALLY trained dogs have been used in a number of disaster drills to test their efficiency in helping to save lives. Several members of the association Canine Rescue Equipment, Search and Rescue Method (ECOS-BYRMA) have attended the conference in Cox and Granja. The exercises simulated a number of emergency drills using the canine teams to search for buried people

and detect explosives and narcotics. Firefighters from Granada, Malaga and Sevilla also attended the training days. President of ECOS, Monica Rocamora, thanked the municipalities of Cox and Granja and stressed the importance of canine rescue teams, recalling these animals have saved many lives in disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and Lorca in 2011.

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Exports from Valencia grew in first half of year EXPORTS from the Valencia Region grew 11.5 per cent during the first

half of the year, above the national average which increased 8 per cent.

Welcome to Orihuela ORIHUELA council has been criticised for the first impressions it is giving to visitors of the city with some saying the main access from the CV-91 from Guardamar is reminiscent of a ‘city at war.’ Councillor for town planning,

Antonio Zapata (PSOE) admits there is no easy solution to the problem of the appearance of dilapidated and abandoned houses: “It’s a problem trying to track down the owners of these homes.” AVE works have further complicated the access.

By value, exports were worth more than €6.6 million, an increase of 13.3 per cent on the same period last year. The food industry is the largest exporter in the region, accounting for 22.9 per cent, with a value of €2.7 million and a rise in sales of 11.9 per cent. The Regional Secretary of Tourism and Commerce, Daniel Marco, highlighted “the dynamic trend of exports in 2013, with highs and climbs above the national average of more than three points.”


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Woman beaten A YOUNG woman has reported her partner to police in Murcia for domestic violence. The 20 year-old Colombian was beaten by her partner, aged 33, in a hotel in Murcia, resulting in injuries to the face and arm.

Charred car POLICE have discovered a stolen car burnt out in a shed in the Murcia hamlet of El Palmar.

Bad crop TWO people have been arrested for selling marihuana in Mutxamel, Alicante. Police found 93 illegal plants. A 46 and 29 year-old were arrested.

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Murcia’s mountain rescues ALMOST 500 incidents were dealt with by the Guardia Civil mountain rescue service in the Murcia province between

January and July this year. This figure is almost half the number of rescues made so far

Water contracts deadline for Camposol residents MOUNTAIN RESCUE: Guardia Civil attends to almost 500 incidents in Murcia. across Spain in which police dealt with rescues

Renovation works on Murcia’s streets COMPLAINTS by residents of the poor quality of Murcia’s pavements has led to renovation and improvement works. Calle Joaquin Costa and Calle Mozart in the Santa Eulalia and historic district of the city have seen new pavements laid, particularly in Calle Mozart where the pavement had sunk, accumulating water between the facades of buildings.

Meanwhile the Department of Traffic has carried out traffic light changes in El Palmar to improve road safety in the area. Any problem with the public highway or roads can be reported to the Department of Urban Quality via www.insitumurcia.es where, in addition, you can check the status of current works.

in activities such as canyoning, hiking and caving. A total of 969 people were rescued, of which 645 were unharmed, 261 wounded and 63 dead.

Fraudulent contracts POLICE have dismantled a network in Dolores which was allegedly offering Spanish residence to North Africans. They charged between €200 and €400 to fraudulently put them on a work contract in order for them to gain residency.

CAMPOSOL residents have until September 20 to gain new water contracts and regularise their situation. Contracts issued by the former promoter of the urbanisation are no longer valid and home owners will now be billed directly by supplier Aqualia. In order to gain this new contract residents must take their documentation, identification and proof of property ownership to Aqualia’s offices in La Vía no. 121, Mazarron, or call 968 592 266 where an English speaking assistant is available.


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Rowing champ THE world rowing champion, Lars Gumprecht has been welcomed in Torrevieja by Mayor Eduardo Dolón and Councillor for Sports, Luis María Pizana.

Half price IN a bid to encourage all residents in Torrevieja to enjoy the Sports City, the council has agreed a 50 per cent reduction in all activities for the over 60s.

Grants given GRANTS totalling €26,285 have been approved to 31 local associations in Torrevieja. Grants range from €481 to €3,482.

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It’s carnival time for Hondon de los Frailes A GROUP from Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) has taken part in the village carnival at Hondón de los Frailes. Peggy Wyatt said: “This carnival full of colour, music and dance, is seen locally as a real fun event and this year was no exception. “Carmen Miranda and her associates were busy handing out wine from Carmen’s Cantina with sweets and toys being eagerly accepted by the children.” Richard, Lead Coordinator said: “We thoroughly enjoyed taking part and it is a great opportunity for NHW to be involved in this very Spanish parade and advertise the Association.”

Autumn’s events for Age Concern AGE CONCERN Costa Calida has announced its forthcoming programme. On September 11 the charity hosts their black and white ball at Bar La Sal, Puerto de Mazarron. Entertainment is with Martin Ross and Karen Noble and tickets cost €15 including buffet. A bus is available for €5 from Camposol. On September 25 a €10 menu del dia is on offer at Gula Gula in the Puerto de Mazarron. In October an auction is being held at Mariano’s Camposol A.

SUMMER FUN: Members of Neighbourhood Watch take part in village’s annual carnival parade and celebrations. Members would also like to thank the Campoverde Theatre Group for their assist-

ance and wished them well with their production in September. For security advice and

information and for a branch near you, go to our website at www.nhwinspain.com.

For more information and tickets on any of the above events call Bar Salud on 634 310 215 or Gabby’s Bar on 634 336 484.

AWARD WINNING: The winners of latest edition of tapas route have been announced.

Torrevieja tapas route awards PRIZES have been awarded for the first edition of the La Mata Tapas Route. Winners in Torrevieja’s 8th editions were also recognised at the tourist office on the Paseo Vista Alegre.

Bar Trinquete, won ‘best traditional’ dish and ‘best innovative dish’ went to Niki Beach which presented a dish consisting of serrano ham and herbs. Both categories were

professionally judged by a jury from the Tourism Centre CDT. Members of the public who took part in the tapas route made their choices via the dedicated website.

Fire strikes Lliber forest By Cristina Cloquell A FOREST fire, which started in the municipality of Lliber, Alicante, swept through five hectares of pine and scrub. The fire broke out about 8pm and was brought under control around 2am. The benign weather conditions helped

firefighters put the blaze out quickly according to official sources. Although the fire was extinguished by Tuesday, firefighting units from two brigades and two aircraft continued to work to damp down and cool the area to stop the blaze flaring back up.


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Hip-hop sound hits Orihuela

NAUTICAL EXPERIENCE: Councillor for Tourism joined by members of the initiative to promote the city’s nautical experiences.

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TORREVIEJA’S Nautical Experience has been launched in the city to promote the local marina and nautical activities in the area. It is a public-private

initiative financed jointly by the Department of Tourism and 14 local companies who have come together to promote sailing, diving, sport fishing, courses,

Student buses A NEW bus service has been launched for students living in Guardamar and Torrevieja who are studying at the Miguel Hernadez University (UMH) in Elche. The shuttle bus will operate daily between Torrevieja, Guardamar and the university. Students studying at UMH or intending to start in September who are interested in the service should contact the Youth Information Centre (CIAJ) in Torrevieja for seat reservations. Applications must be made by September 16. The monthly fee for the service will be €80.

marinas, excursions, events, rental and boat services. Councillor for Tourism, Luis Pizana, launched the first booklet under the theme ‘Embark’ which has been presented in the shape of a boat to grab the attention of visitors and potential customers. Around 10,000 brochures have been printed with the second brochure, ‘The sea at your feet’ seeing 15,000 copies made in both Spanish and English.

For more information on Torrevieja’s nautical experience visit www.torreviejanauticalex perience.com.

HIP-HOP festival Vega Sound 2013 takes place on September 7 at the Recinto de Los Huertos, Orihuela. The event, which has come at the cost of €20,000, will be free to visitors and will feature DJs, rappers, a graffiti exhibition and entertainers. Miguel Marroqui, a member of the Cultural Baladre Association of Orihuela, has helped realise the dream and hopes it will become a ‘national landmark event.’ He said: “We want to do a minifestival with music throughout the day and night, integrating local, regional and national celebrity.”

No appeal for fines A SET fee of €200 has seen court appeals against traffic fines drop by up to 70 per cent in Alicante province. These changes include the fixed fee to claim against even a fine of €100, making it non-viable for people to appeal.


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Red cross assistance IN 2012, 10,000 people in the Orihuela area were helped by the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) with 600 volunteers working to combat poverty and social exclusion.

Needy donation A DONATION of €500 was made to the needy of San Fulgencio by members of the Brian O’Reilly table tennis group. It is the first donation made by the group following the death of founder Brian.

Family help BENIJOFAR Social Services department has received a donation of €950 to help local families It was raised from an event at El Alto La Dolores Restaurante in Guardamar.

Celebrating a rocking 4 years of true heroes HEROES of Rock ‘n’ Roll comes to Restaurante Los Rosales, Guardamar, on Tuesday with Woody and The Peckers. Members Woody, Lee and Trace will be rocking the house to help celebrate the upcoming 4th Anniversary of Afghan Heroes. Jax Lawson will be holding a raffle to raise money for the charity which was founded in September 2009 by seven mothers who all lost their sons during two days of fighting in Afghanistan. The charity has gone from strength to strength and has recently achieved opening two of

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September’s sponsored walk A SPONSORED 5km walk takes place in urbanisation El Raso on September 15. There will also be a 500m walk with a treasure hunt. The event starts at 10am from Bar Sofia and aims to raise money for CICRA which supports children with Crohn’s disease. Sponsorship forms can be collected from Bar Sofia or by emailing sueinthesun@hotmail.co.uk.

centres for soldiers in the UK that have been planned since its onset. Tickets are €10 for the show and a meal. They are on sale from Restaurante Los Rosales on the CV895 Guardamar; Cards and More La Marina; Card Place Benimar and Punta Prima; Post Box Dona Pepa and The Hire Centre San Luis. Or reserve by calling 697 501 992. Raffle donations welcome.

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Taking to the seas THE Sailing Association of the Mar Menor (SAMM) is organising a sailing race to help raise funds for local charity Help at Home (HAH) on September 21. All SAMM groups, from dinghies to cruisers and day boats, will be represented with other boat owners invited to take part to help raise funds. Boats will start from the CAR Centre in Los Narejos and sail a course around the Mar Menor expected to last three hours. A treasure hunt will also take place for those remaining on dry land. Registration opens at 10am with races starting at midday. Entry forms can be downloaded via the SAMM website at www.sailingmar menor.com.


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EL CAMPELLO Town Hall in Alicante province, is considering opening a second stretch of beach next year for dogs. Mayor Juanjo Berenguer said no location has yet been decided: “El Campello has 23 miles of coastline with beaches and coves of all kinds. We have the potential to diversify

our tourism, leisure and activity. Last year we approved a nudist’s beach and a dog area and we will continue to offer new attractions.” Meanwhile, residents in the Punta del Riu Sec area where the first dog beach is located, want it closed and are taking legal advice.

Facebook comes to rescue of two abandoned horses

LEO: A malnourished Leo is now in the care of EHCRC in Rojales. using a social media website.” The pair have been named Leo and Louie. Louie is partially blind in his left eye and also has several facial scars and a hole through the skin of his right nostril. Leo has damaged tendons normally cau-

sed by over work on hard ground and both are now being treated for their injuries. To visit them and meet all the other horses, ponies and donkeys, the centre is open to the public on Sundays from 1pm. Visit our website www.easyhorsecare.net.

Art and tapas in Murcia AN initiative in Murcia brings together art and food in a bid to promote the region’s gastronomy and culture. Run by the Ramon Gaya Museum the ‘El Gaya de caña!’ project includes museum entry and tapas. Visitors to the Museo de la Ciudad or Ramon Gaya

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THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) in Rojales has come to the rescue of two abandoned horses in Murcia province. They were contacted after a story broke on Facebook about the plight of the animals after the British owners of a failed riding school could not be contacted after returning to the U.K. A local group of Spanish people took it upon themselves to provide food and water for the two animals but they were rapidly losing weight. Sue and Rod Weeding, founders of EHCRC, agreed to take the horses into their care. Sue said: “It is fantastic that that these local Spanish people did their best to save these horses and ask for help

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museum and participants in the free guided tour will have their tickets stamped which will entitle them to free tapas at one of the nearby participating bars. The offer is available every weekend until December.

Women’s association helps needy THE Hacienda del Alamo Women’s Association has spent the summer helping to support local families in Fuente Alamo. The club is collecting non-perishable food and clothing which will be given to the local Caritas charity to distribute to those who need it. Donations can be made to the Club House of the Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort from 9am-7pm until this weekend.


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Pregnant panda TIAN TIAN, Britain’s only female panda continues to show positive signs that she is pregnant according to staff at Edinburgh zoo. Tian Tian and her male mate Yang Guang are the UK’s only pair of giant pandas.

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abroad and 400 British citizens emigrating every day, Nick de Bois, secretary of the influential 1922 committee of backbench British MPs, is concerned about the loss of skilled professionals.

Extinction threat COASTAL species including Puffins, Little Terns and Cliff Tiger Beetles are in danger of becoming extinct in the

for the second quarter of 2013 has been revised upwards. The economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months.

PUFFINS: In danger of extinction.

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A MAN, aged 23, admitted an act of having sex with a goat at a farm in WITH 1.3 million graduates living BRITAIN’S Gross Domestic Product Wiltshire. He is now banned from every farm in the UK and must stay at home ports will be provided with special after 7pm. RESS equipment including cameras to scan passports, shorten waiting INCREASED immigration, Stories making headlines from Germany times and save on staff. encouraged because of a low birth rate and lack of skilled workers, working environment makes has led to population growth in Germans take pills or hit the bottle Germany for the first time in nearly more often, according to an AOK GERMANY had a budget A WATERhealth insurance company report. surplus of €8.5 billion in the first a decade. A MAN opened fire in the SPORTS centre in Days off work because of six months of the year. The Dossenheim Tennis Club restauNorth Wales, a addictions have risen by 17 per German economy has grown rant in Heidelberg during a budget hotel in cent over the last decade. rapidly thanks to increased meeting of property owners. Two Lambeth, and a A GERMAN radiologist is spending by the people were killed and five ‘vertical pier’ in suspected of a €38 million fraud. state and public, wounded. Redcar have been Health insurance company Barmer said the German named among GEK is claiming back the money Federal Statistical Office. Britain’s ugliest new from Wolfgang Auffermann, buildings. Every ON November 1, Germany will from Hamburg. year, the Building be the first European nation to Design magazine THE five largest German air- legally recognise a third gender in gives awards for the cases of babies born with worst in modern SHOOTING: At tennis club. ambiguous genitalia. STRESS in the modern architecture.

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Zombie pigeons A RUSH of pigeon deaths raised alarm in Moscow as they were reported to lose orientation and display ‘zombie-like’ behaviour. Ornithologists later said this behaviour was caused by salmonella.

Russian pride COSMONAUT Fyodor Yurchikhin waved a Russian flag to celebrate Russia’s Flag Day holiday after he repaired a piece of gear on the International Space Station.

Arctic blocade RUSSIAN activists blocked a Greenpeace icebreaker boat from entering Arctic waters in a protest against oil exploration activities, sources at the environmentalist group said.

Rebels down NINE rebels allegedly responsible for the death of dozen of civilians in more

than 20 terrorist attacks died in combat against members of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in Buynaksk (southwest Russia).

Air intrusion THE Japanese government accused Russia of air space intrusion after two bombers supposedly entered Japan’s air space near Kyushu. Russia denied it.

Gay rights RUSSIA has given the International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge assurances its anti-gay propaganda law will not affect the Winter Olympics to be held next year in Sochi.

Theme park THE Russian Green Building Council has organised an international contest to search for the best concept and financial model for a Russian theme park to be built on a site near Moscow.

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No beer DENMARK - International beer producer Carlsberg ran out of draught beer and soft drinks for its home market of Denmark due to a strike at its production facility in Fredericia (eastern Denmark).

Higher deficit FINLAND - Finland’s budget deficit this year will be €9 billion higher than estimated as the euro area debt crisis has hit its exports, said the Finnish finance ministry.

Royal out DENMARK - Princess Mary of Denmark was evacuated from a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after a demonstration NO BEER: Due to strike at production facility.

against the gas attacks that took place in Syria last week broke out during her visit.

Green Sweden SWEDEN - A report carried out by Swiss investment group RobecoSAM placed Sweden as the first in a ranking of the world’s most sustainable countries, earning high scores across almost all criteria.

Air-born FINLAND - A baby was born in a helicopter that was taking its mother to hospital in Rovaniemi (northern Finland) to give birth.

Mine approved SWEDEN - The Swedish government has given the go-ahead to a nickel mine on the Umea river (northern Sweden) despite resistance from the local indigenous Sami population and concern from environmental groups.


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Mercadona boss visits ONE of Spain’s most famous entrepreneurs, the president and founder of the supermarket chain Mercadona, Joan Roig, paid a visit to Almeria last week to check the overall situation.

THE Guardia Civil Maritime Rescue Service rescued a family from a drifting boat off La Herradura beach. Its engine had failed.

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THE cameras keep rolling in Almeria Province with the filming of a new western in the town of Abla. The film is an action thriller set in the 19th century American west.

Prison art THE Patio de Luces in Almeria City has on display works of art from prisoners throughout Spain. The exhibition ends on Saturday.

Timely visit THE Times journalist Ruth Lewy has spent several days visiting different areas in the province with the object of writing a report for the British newspaper’s magazine.

Ballet treat THE National Ballet of Cuba will be stopping off in Almeria as part of a Spanish tour which begins on September 6. Dates for Almeria are yet to be confirmed.

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Primark’s breast ban MORE than 100 mothers demonstrated outside Primark in Elche. They were protesting at the firm’s ban on breastfeeding inside its shops.

High life THE demand for luxury tourist apartments in Valencia city increased by 12 per cent in July. Eighty per cent were rented by foreign clients.

Waiting game THERE were more jobs for waiters and barmen than in any other profession in Alicante province last year, accounting for one in every eight vacancies.

Speed trap A 31-YEAR-OLD Belgian national was arrested in Almussafes for driving at 252 kilometres per hour on the AP-7 despite a 120 kilometre speed limit.

HUNT IS ON: The black panther was spotted in Castala natural park.

‘Black panther’ is on the prowl

THE hunt is on for a black panther spotted in Almeria. Residents of the town of Berja are sleeping with one eye open after a member of the public notified police of the presence of what could be a ‘large black panther’ in the Castala natural park. The town hall has decided to close the park area because of the possibility of a ‘large black cat’ roaming the area. Although the first sighting of the animal was a few weeks ago, the resident did not notify the police until recently in case they thought he was ‘crazy’. Agents have set up traps and night cameras in the area where the cat seems to patrol on a regular basis. They have retired from the area to leave it in peace in the hope of capturing it alive. So far a fox and an unfortunate domestic cat have been caught. Both were released unharmed. The mayor, Antonio Torres, has himself seen the animal. He said: “I have seen it and I wouldn’t like to meet it face to face. We are probably talking about a panther that someone had as a pet and decided to let loose.”

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COSTA BLANCA hotels, excluding Benidorm, had average occupancy of 85.8 per cent in the first fortnight of August. This was the best result since 2007, hoteliers’ association Hosbec said.

MEMBERS of the opposition at Muro town council have asked for the resignation of the Environment councillor Nadal Muñoz as the local sand dunes were affected by a mega-party held nearby.

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Bolt from above AS many as 12,000 lightning bolts were registered following recent storms in Mallorca that inundated Alfabia with 57.4 litres of rain per square metre.

No treatment FRENCH NGO Doctors of the World denounced that at least 20 illegal immigrants in Mallorca have been expelled from the National Health System following a law passed by the central government in 2012.

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MORE than two million tourists visited the Balearic Islands in July, according to the Spanish Institute of Tourism Studies. That is 1.7 per cent more than July 2012.

Dual language MORE than 36,000 primary and secondary students will be taught in English this school year as part of a plan set up by the Education and Culture department of the Balearic government.

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Talk sense A 50-YEAR-OLD man will leave Nerja

NINE people, five of them children, were injured in an accident on the A7 motorway in Almuñecar when the van they were in crashed. They all had minor injuries except for a woman, who was admitted to a Granada hospital in a serious condition.

Carer arrested GUARDIA CIVIL officers arrested a woman who reportedly stole a watch, jewels and €4,000 in cash from the house of an old man she was taking care of.

Man drowned A MAN, aged 58, drowned on the El Cenicero beach in Torrox where he was spending the holidays with his family.

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Killer father A RETIRED soldier, 50, shot dead his daughter, 12, in their apartment in Cadiz, before committing suicide, police said.

Going solo FORTY-THREE per cent of selfemployed workers who registered with the Social Security in the past year were foreigners.

Shoe in AN illegal immigrant was found hidden amongst shoe boxes in the back of a lorry at Algerciras Port after crossing from Tangiers (Morocco).

Fish netted THE Junta de Andalucia regional government has seized more than 1,440 kilos of immature fish due to be sold in restaurants and markets in Malaga this summer.

Grim job THE Malaga Institute of Legal Medicine carried out 896 post mortem examinations in 2012, of which 44 were cases of violent deaths.


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Stat of week SPAIN’s Social Security system had 1,632,903 foreign contributors last July. This was 8,919 fewer than in June this year and 132,029 fewer than in July 2012.

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Disaster that led to airline demise died, the airline lost around 20 per cent of its passengers and failed to win them back, found researchers from Sevilla and Castilla la Mancha universities. Passengers shun airlines after accidents they consider were caused by negligence, said Jose Ignacio Castillo, who led the investigation. There was clear contracts?” Rosell asked, evidence that what the before saying that he team described as a longknew there was little lasting Rainman effect chance of this happening. influenced potential “It would be a great customers, he said. experiment but I don’t They were referring to believe they would the Dustin Hoffman film accept. It’s Alice in of the same name which Wonderland,” he cited Qantas as the only admitted. airline that has never had “Contracts should be a fatal crash. flexible and correspond This effect was to employers’ needs,” particularly visible at Las Rosell said. “If we could Palmas airport, the hire for days, hours, destination of the Spanair months or years... flight which crashed at fantastic. We live in an Barajas airport on August absolutely flexible world.” 20, 2008. The CEOE does not Spanair lost 29 per cent want to take away of its Las Palmas clients, anyone’s privileges, although the number of insisted the confederpassengers using the ation’s vice-president airport remained pracArturo Fernandez the tically the same. following day. They simply used other airlines, Castillo said.

THE 2008 Madrid air disaster was decisive in the collapse of Spanair. After the accident in which 150 people

Flexibility call for contracts TIME could be running out for new open-ended work contracts. The time has come to start afresh and eradicate the duality of the labour market, said Juan Rosell, president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE). Workers on indefinite contracts need to lose some privileges, Rosell told an Onda Cero radio interviewer. There should be more temporary contracts although “thankfully” these now account for 90 per cent of those signed, he said. “Would permanent workers accept new conditions to benefit those on temporary

Living off fat of the land THE number of self-employed agricultural workers has tripled since 2007. In July 2007 there were 87,291 autonomous workers in the sector who were registered with the Social Security system. By July this year this had risen to 266,000, said the Federation of Professional, Self-Employed and Entrepreneurial Organisations (OPA). “The increase is closely linked to

finding self-employed work as a consequence of the present economic situation,” said OPA’s national president Camilo Abietar. “Many young people and those without jobs are taking refuge in the land as a way of surviving the crisis,” Abietar explained. Agriculture is recovering lost ground and contributes increasingly to the national Gross Domestic Product, he said, and OPA has done everything possible to help.

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C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE Diageo PLC 2025.00 -3.50 easyJet PLC 1200.00 -12.00 Eurasian Nat Resources ... 208.40 -1.60 Experian PLC 1213.50 -6.00 Fresnillo PLC 1500.00 8.00 G4S PLC 234.00 -0.20 GKN PLC 335.55 0.80 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1660.50 6.50 Glencore Xstrata PLC 312.50 3.15 Hammerson PLC 491.00 4.30 Hargreaves Lansdown 984.50 2.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 695.00 2.20 IMI PLC 1426.50 13.00 Imperial Tobacco Gr PLC 2180.00 -5.00 InterCntnntl Hotels Gr 1844.50 2.00 International Consldtd 304.50 4.00 Intertek Group PLC 3100.00 17.00 ITV PLC 169.65 0.20 Johnson Matthey PLC 2735.00 40.00 Kingfisher PLC 346.50 6.00 Land Securities Group 932.50 15.50 Legal & General Group 206.00 0.10 Lloyds Banking Group 74.50 0.15 London Stock Exchange 1495.00 22.00 Marks & Spencer Group 448.50 12.30 Meggitt PLC 537.50 0.00 Melrose Industries PLC 292.15 5.00 National Grid PLC 744.00 5.00 Next PLC 4898.00 56.00 Old Mutual PLC 197.25 2.00 Pearson PLC 1325.00 5.00 Persimmon PLC 1166.50 -7.00 Petrofac Ltd 1250.00 23.00 Prudential PLC 1210.00 21.00 Randgold Resources Ltd 6000.00 85.00 Reckitt Benckiser Gr 4608.00 -20.00 Reed Elsevier PLC 839.00 0.00 Resolution Ltd 340.00 2.20 REXAM PLC 491.75 0.90 Rio Tinto PLC 3055.00 25.50 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1150.00 6.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 344.00 1.30 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2156.00 22.00 RSA Insurance Grp PLC 120.50 -0.10 SABMiller PLC 3106.00 61.50 Sage Group (The) PLC 363.50 1.80 Sainsbury (J) PLC 394.40 9.90 Schroders PLC 2312.00 27.00 Serco Group PLC 599.50 0.00 Severn Trent PLC 1805.50 11.00 Shire PLC 2325.00 -10.00 Smith & Nephew PLC 790.00 3.00 Smiths Group PLC 1304.50 0.00 SSE PLC 1565.00 5.00 Standard Chartered PLC 1534.00 7.00 Standard Life PLC 362.50 -1.60 Tate & Lyle PLC 757.75 9.50 Tesco PLC 369.07 6.70 Travis Perkins PLC 1675.00 24.00 TUI Travel PLC 375.25 -0.10 Tullow Oil PLC 1036.00 17.00 Unilever PLC 2664.00 21.00 United Utilities Grp PLC 695.00 4.00 Vedanta Resources PLC 1075.00 17.00 Vodafone Group PLC 191.25 1.70 Weir Group PLC 2210.00 3.00 Whitbread PLC 3257.50 43.00 William Hill PLC 444.55 3.70 Wm Morrison Sprmrkts 275.50 6.60 Wolseley PLC 3242.50 24.00 Wood Group (John) PLC 817.50 4.50 WPP PLC 1207.00 30.00

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EVERYTHING’S going fantastic. There have been a few romantic dinners, a cheesy movie and a coffee date or two. He seems keen and she is equally as willing to give a relationship a go. But suddenly he falls off the radar. No more calls and he doesn’t respond to any of her What’s App messages. What happened? Chances are he got sick and tired of forking out for all the fun and A look games, while she kept at finance her wallet tightly snug for females in her handbag. Yes - that’s right Jane Plunkett according to a new study men want women jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews.com to pick up the tab occasionally too. When it comes to romance and money, it seems some girls find themselves treading in hypocritical territory. They want to be considered equal in the work world. They expect the same salaries, promotions and treatment as men, yet WOMEN: Better to pay your share. when it comes to paying for a date they are happy to let the man pay. old-fashioned chivalry from 21st century Any such females looking for lasting love men is never going to lead to happy-evershould be warned however, that expecting after.

Loose change

Modern men don’t want to pay for everything! The report reveals some interesting statistics bearing in mind that most females consider themselves part of Beyonce’s ‘Independent woman’ gang. A massive 84 per cent of men surveyed said that they paid for most dating expenses, 39 per cent of women admitted that they hoped men would not ask them to contribute, while 44 per cent of women were annoyed when men ‘expected’ women to pay. Despite the burning of bras and massive leaps in terms of equal rights for women and men, it seems that many women still expect men to pick up the bill when first dating. However the report does reveal that younger, college-educated women are more likely to offer to share the costs of dating. “It is a shared experience so it should be entirely shared, unless one partner is treating the other for a special occasion,” says one woman. Oh… and just for the record, 44 per cent of men said they would break it off with women who don’t offer to help pick up the tab. Does this explain why he didn’t reply to that message!

Change partners THERE were 43 bank mergers and takeovers in Spain since 2008, with four so far this year. In Europe only Russia, with 121 since 2008, had more.

Easy terms DEPARTMENT store El Corte Ingles reached a deal with Santander, BBVA, CaixBank, Sabadell, Banco Popular and Bankia to refinance 76 per cent of its €5 billion debt.

Hands up! CONSUMERS withdrawing cash from an ATM not belonging to their bank now pay an average charge of €3.50, which is up to twice as much as in 2008.


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IT would seem that for many people heading off on holiday the excitement starts with a spot of retail therapy at the airport. And the Spanish are at the top of the queue along with the British and Germans when it comes to airport purchases. New research from Mintel market analysts, finds, for many, airport shopping marks the start of their holidays. Today, more than one in 10 (13 per cent) of European travellers look forward to shopping at airport shops, a figure which rises to almost one in five (18 per cent) of Britons and compares to 16 per cent of Germans, and 13 per cent of French and Spanish respectively. What is more, it seems like travellers simply can’t resist that last minute purchase, as many as 34 per cent of European fliers admit they have bought items in airport shops which they hadn’t planned to buy. And it seems like the Spanish are the most impulsive buyers, 65 per

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RETAIL HOLIDAY: Travellers head for airport shops like this one in Madrid.

Captive customers make airport tills ring cent of them doing so, compared to 58 per cent of French and Germans, 57 per cent of Brits and 53 per cent of Italians. And while for the majority (58 per cent) shopping at airports remains a way to kill time before boarding a flight, airport stores could be much more than just that. Mintel’s research shows

that pre-booked collection and delivery services remain an untapped opportunity. Indeed, 19 per cent of European travellers would be interested in buying an item and picking it up on their return journey while 13 per cent would be interested in ordering an item at the airport and having it delivered to their destination.

Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research at Mintel, said: “People browse the shops because they have time to kill and, of course, that is good news for the retailers because it is likely to stimulate sales. “But there could be more to it than that. Airports should look to provide more pleasurable, potentially enriching activities. Lack of time is an issue, of course, and from the point of view of the airport operator, any space has to earn its way. But there should be scope for many more services.”

A beautiful deal as Revlon take over Colomer

SPANISH beauty care company The Colomer Group is being bought by industry giants Revlon in a $660 million (€495 million) deal. The cash deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Buying the family owned group will increase American cased Revlon’s penetration into the professional beauty salon market. Strategically Colomer complements Revlon, as it markets and sells professional products to salons and other professional channels under brands such as Revlon Professional hair care, which it currently licenses from the company under a longterm agreement. It also controls brands like Creative Nail professional nail polish, including its successful Shellac franchise.

Colomer also sells certain brands directly into retail channels, including Natural Honey body lotions and Llongueras hair care, and operates a multicultural hair-care business under the Crème of Nature brand. Approximately 50 per cent of its sales are in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with 40 per cent in the US, and the balance in the rest of the world. Lorenzo Delpani, Chief Executive Officer of Colomer said: “I am delighted that we are joining the Revlon family. My leadership team and the entire Colomer organisation are very proud of our accomplishments in building our business, and we look forward to working with Revlon and continuing the positive momentum of our company.”

Good news for Spain as exports are booming THERE was more good news for Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy as export growth boomed in June. Rajoy has stated that the country is ready to emerge from recession in the next six months after the tough, and unpopular, medicine of spending cuts and tax rises he administered. His policy of austerity to tackle huge deficits has been immensely unpopular. His claims that the medicine was working ‘but we haven’t seen the effects yet,’ particularly in labour market reforms, were greeted with scepticism. But latest figures, which reveal that exports rose 10.5 per cent in

June compared with the same period in 2012, show that Spanish manufacturers and the agricultural sector may be trading their way out of trouble. And with imports falling by 2.8 per cent from June 2012 the trade deficit was a very manageable €106 million. That looks extremely healthy compared to the €2.7 billion deficit in the same period last year. The Euro Weekly News has previously reported that reduced imports plus rising exports, with the car industry leading the way, led to Spain showing a trade surplus in March. That was the first time the country had shown a surplus in more than 40 years.


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Signs needed to alert tourists of crime threat A BRITISH family of four renting a property near where we live have had their holiday ruined by thieves who stole the wife’s handbag while they were in a local restaurant. The handbag contained the family passports, spending money, credit cards plus flight documents. Fortunately some friends on holiday with them in a neighbouring property were able to assist by driving them to the British Consulate to help unravel and sort out the situation. But I find it shocking that: 1. The urbanisation office does not warn holidaying families of the danger of being robbed locally. 2. No warning signs are even erected at local markets, shops, supermarkets or on the beach. Many police forces throughout Europe put up posters - in English and other languages - highlighting the threat of street crime, so why not the Spanish. Posters in police stations and official offices are no-good... they need to be out in the public arena where they can be clearly seen. Margaret Kersen, Riviera del Sol (Malaga)

Rubbish service WHEN the tractors go out early in the morning on the beach of La Cala de Mijas (Malaga) with the ‘sifting’ machines, they don’t actually remove the rubbish they are supposed to. I go for my walks on the beach first thing by the water’s edge. These tractors ply up and down creating a dust cloud from the river sand with a view to removing the day before’s detritus and leave the surface level, clean and ready for another hoard of tourists. What actually happens is that these machines merely crawl along redistributing and burying the majority of the plastic and paper food wrappers and empty bottles. There are three tractors some days that work the beach, representing a €250,000 capital investment, not to mention three town hall salaries for the men that operate them. All just to brush the rubbish under the carpet ! Robert Caley (By email)

Driven away I AM most surprised that Torrevieja has not realised that charging for car

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taxed and tested cars. What I object to is the vehicles that are being driven here illegally. I have lived in Spain for five years and see the same untaxed vehicles week after week and they never leave Spain. What prompted my original letter was when I parked next to a car with a tax disc with an expiry date 09.05., almost eight years out of date. I don’t suppose the driver of that car bothered with trivial things like ITV, tax and insurance. Geoff Birds,Los Gallardos, (Almeria) Editor’s note: This correspondence is now closed.

True value AFTER Mijas Council awarded the contract for the removal of rubbish for recycling to a new company, our yellow ‘plastics’ bin was removed. We now have to share with the next door community. This is the result. Not a very good image to show the many tourists around at the moment!

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parks in the town centre is one of the key reasons why people are going to other areas to shop. Why should people visit Torrevieja town centre when they can go to either the Habaneras or Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre where there is ample free parking? Even in the off peak months there is a decided lack of free parking in the centre of Torrevieja. Compared with other holiday destinations along the southern Costa Blanca, Torrevieja has not invested in free, landscaped, attractive car parks for the scores of people visiting the beach. Until Torrevieja changes its policy on parking, the town centre will continue to lose shoppers, streets will continue to have kerb to kerb parked cars and visitors will go to locations where parking is free and easy. Jan Holden (By email)

Bad business AS he was driving home the DJ from my business saw two black sex workers trying to steal a phone from a man. He tried to stop them. He did not know there was a police car behind him. They stopped to look as the ‘prostitutes’ grabbed the guy’s phone and ran. My DJ said the police saw what he did, but they just laughed and drove on. The DJ then drove round to see if he could spot the sex workers. He didn’t, but he did see more ‘prostitutes’ hanging around the cash point. Are the police going around with blinkers on? We can see what is going on. We need to bring down Calvia Council (Mallorca) and the police. What goes on here should be exposed in the UK press and TV. It may lead to one or two years’ bad business, but what we do now is for the future of Mallorca. Paul Smith, (By email)

Last word IN reply to Julian Ward (Letters, Road Laws, Issue 1467) I think he missed my point about UK registered vehicles being driven in Spain. I have no problem with people who drive their cars over for extended stays, in fact I have a couple of friends who do just that, in

A BRITISH tourist was hospitalised after an assault by a taxi driver in Magaluf over a fare of no more than €5. The taxi driver said the male was drunk and could not pay the fare. So apparently he thought it better to punch him five times in the face instead of calling the police. The casualty was taken by ambulance to hospital and the police let the taxi driver continue on his way. Just when are the Spanish going to realise how important tourism is to them and start to look after what is of true value? Andrew Donald (By email)

Buy British! I READ with interest the list of football transfers written by Tony Matthews (Issue 1467). Of the 72 players listed, only six, or roughly 8 per cent, seem to be British, let alone English. That does not really help poor Roy Hodgson (England manager) with his selections. Needs of club before country. Thank you Tony. I really enjoy your copy. Harvey Appel, Sorbas, (Almeria)

Passport help I RECENTLY needed to renew my British passport. I used the company Easy Post in Benidorm after seeing their advert in the Euro Weekly News. I found them very helpful with all the correct forms and photo details. I can definitely recommend them. I have absolutely no connection with this company but think credit where it’s due John Alfas (By Email)

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2:30am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Countryside 999 Series following the emergency services in rural Britain. 12:45pm Don't Get Done, Get Dom 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Antiques challenge. The Bargain Hunters have to wrap up warm for a snowy day in Peterborough. 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Perfection

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Escape to the Country Series in which buyers are helped to find their dream homes. 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 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 Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day Cookery series. 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm Big School 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Would I Lie to You?

12:05am Pramface 12:40am The 51st State 2:05am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:10am BBC News The latest news reports.

BBC3 8:00pm Doctor Who Sci-fi drama. 8:45pm Robin Hood Drama retelling the classic legend. 9:35pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Seann Walsh's Late Night From deep inside the Edinburgh Fringe, rising superstar Seann Walsh hosts a riotous hour of the most exciting new acts in comedy. 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am EastEnders 2:00am Seann Walsh's Late Night 3:00am Boom Town 3:30am Badults 4:00am Comedy Fest Live 2013

ITV

ITV 2

Channel 4

3:20am This is BBC Two Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two. 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am Countryside 999 Series following the emergency services in rural Britain. 8:45am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 9:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:00am Hebrides: Islands on the Edge 11:00am Animal Park 12:30pm BBC World News The latest international news from the BBC. 1:00pm Scott of the Antarctic 2:45pm In Which We Serve

4:25am 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 Morning show featuring the latest news topics alongside showbiz and lifestyle features. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning . 1:30pm Star Treatment 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Storage Hoarders

3:30am Teleshopping Shopping from home. 7:00am Emmerdale Rhona reels as she learns of the long term effects of her drug overdose. 7:25am Emmerdale 7:55am Life's Funniest Moments 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:10am You've Been Framed! 9:40am Judge Judy 10:10am Judge Judy 10:35am Holiday Showdown 11:35am The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Emmerdale 2:30pm Judge Judy 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show

5:20am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Countdown 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Hugh's 3 Good Things 8:10am According to Jim 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 10:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:05am The Big Bang Theory 11:35am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm Undercover Boss Australia 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:05pm The Last Command

4:35pm Talking Pictures 5:15pm A Picture of Britain 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 8:30pm Only Connect 9:00pm Mastermind John Humphrys asks the questions as the hunt continues for the nation's Mastermind. 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm The Burrowers: Animals Underground 11:00pm The Trip 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines, with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Long Lost Family 6:00pm Take on the Twisters 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm UEFA Super Cup Live 11:10pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:45pm The Boat That Rocked

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker Reality series following a matchmaker who caters for wealthy men. 7:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 8:00pm You've Been Framed! Harry Hill presents more funny home videos sent in by the public. 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Mamma Mia! 11:10pm The Nutty Professor

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks A revelation rocks Trevor's world, leaving the McQueens in lethal danger. 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Four Rooms Members of the public attempt to sell their curious collectables for life-changing sums of money. 10:00pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 11:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Satellite Channels

12:25pm - The Full Monty Low-budget tale of SMC

12:05am Reading Festival Highlights 2013 1:35am The Quatermass Xperiment The first of four films based on the popular BBC TV series written by Nigel Kneale. 2:55am David Starkey's Music and Monarchy 3:55am This is BBC Two Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm BBC Proms 10:20pm Youssou N'dour: Voice of Africa 11:20pm BBC Four Sessions 12:20am Imagine... Arts series. Paul Simon's Graceland album is one of his greatest achievements - a brilliant fusion of African rhythms and western pop which became a global phenomenon. It also proved hugely controversial, as Simon broke the UN-backed cultural boycott of a country still under the grip of apartheid. 1:50am The BBC One Sessions 2:40am Youssou N'dour: Voice of Africa 3:40am BBC Four Sessions

12:10am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

unemployed friends Gaz and Dave who stumble upon a local Chippendales-style show and decide to start their own strip act in order to make some quick cash, and to take their minds off the dole.

1:10am The Big Reunion 2:45am America's Got Talent Nick Cannon reveals the four YouTube acts who will be performing again in the semi-finals. 3:30am Teleshopping Shopping from home.

12:05am Rude Tube Alex Zane presents the last show in the current series. 1:05am Random Acts 1:10am The Last Leg 1:55am I'm Spazticus 2:20am New Girl 2:45am The Mindy Project 3:05am The Ricky Gervais Show 3:35am St. Elsewhere 4:25am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 5:20am Deal or No Deal

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am The Middle 9:30am The Middle 10:00am Got to Dance 10:30am The Middle 11:00am The Middle 11:30am The Middle 12:00pm John Bishop's Only Joking 12:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 1:00pm Got to Dance 1:30pm Got to Dance 2:00pm Glee 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Middle 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Modern Family 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Don't Sit in the Front Row 11:30pm Trollied 12:00am Chickens 12:30am Spartacus: Gods of the Arena 1:45am Dawn of the Dead 3:40am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:30am Fright Night 6:30am Mr Popper's Penguins 7:00am I Don't Know How She Does it 8:45am 50 First Dates 10:35am Midnight in Paris 12:25pm The Full Monty 2:10pm Little Nicky 3:55pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 5:40pm I Don't Know How She Does it 7:15pm 50 First Dates 9:00pm The Full Monty 10:35pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 12:15am Project X 1:50am Little Nicky 3:25am The Pool Boys

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:15am Empire of the Sun 7:00am Field of Dreams 8:55am The Top Ten

Show 2013 9:15am Big Miracle 11:15am To Rome with Love 1:15pm Crazy, Stupid, Love 3:25pm The Rum Diary 5:35pm Legends of the Fall 8:00pm To Rome with Love 10:00pm Crazy, Stupid, Love 12:10am The Rum Diary 2:20am Legends of the Fall 4:40am The Top Ten Show 2013 5:00am Field of Dreams

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:55am The Perfect Weapon 6:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Circle of Pain 8:35am Casino Royale 10:50am Volcano 12:40pm Wrath of the Titans 2:25pm Black Hawk Down 4:55pm National Treasure 7:10pm Volcano

9:00pm Wrath of the Titans 10:45pm The Transporter 12:20am Transporter 2 1:55am K-19: The Widowmaker

TCM 6:00am The Marauders 7:25am Gunsmoke 8:25am Gunsmoke 9:25am Gun Battle at Monterey 10:45am Gunfight at Comanche Creek 12:35pm Sunset in El Dorado 1:50pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Unforgiven 6:20pm Hour of the Gun 8:15pm Arizona Bushwhackers 10:00pm The Glimmer Man 11:45pm Hard to Kill 1:35am The Glimmer Man 3:05am Hard to Kill 4:40am La Guerra Continua


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BBC1

BBC2

2:10am BBC News The latest news reports. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Home Cooking Made Easy Lorraine Pascale uses her cooking know-how to inspire everyone to home cook the food they love. 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 1:15pm Football Focus 2:00pm Inspire: The Olympic Journey 2:30pm Bargain Hunt 3:00pm MotoGP

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Rowing The lastest rowing coverage. 5:30pm Final Score 6:15pm That Puppet Game Show 6:55pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:05pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:10pm Weather The latest weather information. 7:15pm Pointless 8:05pm I Love My Country 8:50pm The National Lottery 9:40pm Casualty 10:30pm Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:15pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:20pm Match of the Day

ITV

ITV 2

Channel 4

3:55am This is BBC Two Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two. 7:00am Preview 8:05am The Boy with Green Hair 9:25am The Little Minister 11:10am Reel History of Britain 11:40am The Private Life of Plants David Attenborough narrates an incredible journey through the vegetable kingdom. 12:30pm University Challenge 1:00pm The A-Z of TV Cooking 1:45pm Caribbean Food Made Easy 2:15pm EastEnders Omnibus A round-up of the week's events from Albert Square.

5:15am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 7:00am CITV 9:30am Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 10:25am Saturday Cookbook Nadia Sawalha and Mark Sargeant present the cooking series. 11:20am Murder, She Wrote 12:20pm Saturday Farm 1:20pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:35pm Carry on Screaming Hilarious laughs with the regular gang of sauce merchants, this time joined by Steptoe's Harry H. 3:25pm The Chase

3:30am Teleshopping Shopping from home. 7:00am All Star Family Fortunes 7:35am Coronation Street Omnibus More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 8:55am Emmerdale Omnibus More drama and turmoil from the residents of Emmerdale. 11:50am Girlfriends 12:50pm King Ralph 1:45pm FYI Daily 1:50pm King Ralph 2:45pm You've Been Framed! 3:15pm You've Been Framed! 3:45pm You've Been Framed!

5:20am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Countdown 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am VW Racing Cup Volkswagen Racing Cup 2013 highlights. 8:05am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:30am Long Course Weekend 9:00am The Morning Line 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:30pm Undercover Boss Australia 2:30pm Channel 4 Racing

4:10pm Coast 4:30pm Wild China Documentary that brings pioneering images that capture the dazzling array of mysterious and wonderful creatures that live in China's most beautiful landscapes. The extreme landscapes north of the Great Wall have shaped some of China's most colourful people and wildlife. 5:30pm Urban Jungle 6:00pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:00pm Dragons' Den 8:00pm Proms Extra 8:40pm Dad's Army Classic wartime sitcom about a group of man not able to take up active service due to their age - who set up their town's Home Guard in the Second World War. 9:10pm Thatcher: The Downing, Street Years 10:15pm Terror in the Desert 11:15pm QI XL In a special Christmas edition of the cerebral panel show, Stephen Fry takes a closer look at ice.

4:25pm Midsomer Murders 6:30pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 6:45pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 7:30pm Stepping Out 9:00pm The X Factor 10:20pm Through the Keyhole 11:15pm ITV News and Weather 11:30pm Forgetting Sarah Marshall Romantic comedy.

4:15pm You've Been Framed! 4:45pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 5:15pm The Xtra Factor Rewind 6:15pm The Borrowers 7:10pm FYI Daily 7:15pm The Borrowers 8:05pm Small Soldiers 9:00pm FYI Daily 9:05pm Small Soldiers 10:20pm The Xtra Factor 11:20pm Celebrity Juice Topical panel show hosted by Keith Lemon with team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton.

5:15pm Come Dine with Me 5:45pm Come Dine with Me Young businesswoman Jenna Tattersall hosts an evening dressed in white - to party all night. 6:15pm Come Dine with Me Perfectionist Chris Slater tries his hardest to add a touch of class to the week. 6:50pm Come Dine with Me Chelsea Symcox is preparing a Mediterranean menu for her guests. 7:25pm Come Dine with Me 7:55pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:25pm 9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America 10:20pm Terminator 2: Judgement Day

CH4

10:20pm Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

BBC3 8:00pm Doctor Who Science fiction series about the adventures of an alien time-traveller, known as The Doctor. 8:45pm Robin Hood Drama series which gives a contemporary feel to the classic Robin Hood legend. 9:30pm Great Movie Mistakes IV: May the Fourth be with You 10:00pm Live at the Apollo 10:30pm Reign of Fire 12:05am Family Guy 12:30am Family Guy Animated comedy about the everyday trials and tribulations of family life. 12:55am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:17am American Dad! 1:40am Comedy Fest Live 2:40am Badults 3:10am Boom Town 3:40am Great Movie Mistakes Not in 3D. 4:00am Stacey Dooley Investigates

12:00am Jacknife 1:35am Federal Hill 3:10am This is BBC Two

BBC4 8:00pm Precision: The Measure of All Things From lightning bolts and watt engines to electromagnetic waves and single electrons, Professor Marcus du Sautoy continues his journey into the world of measurement as he reveals how we came to measure and harness the power of heat, light and electricity. It's a journey that has involved the greatest minds in science and, today, is getting down to the very building blocks of atoms. 9:00pm Tiger Spy in the Jungle David Attenborough narrates this wildlife documentary. 10:00pm Point Blank 11:20pm Definitely Dusty 12:20am Dusty Springfield at the BBC 1:20am Shirley Bassey at the BBC 2:20am Top of the Pops 1978 3:00am Tiger Spy in the Jungle 4:00am Precision: The Measure of All Things

1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:10am The X Factor 1:30am The Xtra Factor An exclusive insight into the daily lives of The X Factor contestants. 2:30am Fake Reaction 3:05am The Cube 3:50am Teleshopping

1:05am Fair Game Naomi Watts and Sean Penn star in this fact-based political thriller from director Doug Liman. 3:00am Hollyoaks Omnibus Sienna expects Darren is about to propose, but is she setting herself up for a fall? 5:05am Deal or No Deal

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 7:30am Emergency Animal Rescue 8:00am That Hidden Camera Family 8:30am That Hidden Camera Family 9:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 10:00am Sky Sports Game Changers 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm That Hidden Camera Family 2:30pm That Hidden Camera Family 3:00pm One Direction: This is Us Special 3:30pm Futurama 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Kick Ass 2 Special 10:15pm A Touch of Cloth 11:15pm Dawn of the Dead 1:10am Nothing to Declare 1:40am Nothing to Declare 2:10am Nothing to Declare 2:35am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:30am Road Wars 4:00am Road Wars 5:00am Airline USA 5:30am Airline USA

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:00am That Thing You Do! 7:00am Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 8:45am Shrek 2 10:30am Dark Shadows 12:35pm Pain and Gain: Sky Movies Special 12:55pm Orange County 2:25pm The Campaign 3:55pm Twins 5:45pm Shrek 2 7:20pm Dodgeball: A True

Underdog Story 9:00pm Dark Shadows 11:00pm The Campaign 12:35am For a Good Time, Call... 2:10am Friends with Benefits

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:00am Field of Dreams 7:00am The Magic of Belle Isle 8:55am Foster 10:35am Apollo 13 1:00pm Cast Away 3:30pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 5:40pm Apollo 13 8:00pm Cast Away 10:30pm About Time: Sky Movies Special 10:45pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12:55am Chicago 3:00am Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 5:20am Foster

SKY MOVIES ACTION 10:40am The Day After Tomorrow 12:50pm Skyfall 3:15pm Stealth 5:20pm Independence Day 7:50pm The Day After Tomorrow 10:00pm Skyfall 12:25am Stealth 2:30am Contraband 4:25am Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

TCM 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:40am Hour of the Gun 11:35am The Unforgiven 1:55pm The Philadelphia Story 4:00pm An Affair to Remember 6:10pm Downhill Racer 8:05pm Rocky V 10:00pm Trapped 12:05am Lawman 2:00am Trapped 3:55am Lawman


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29 August - 4 September 2013 Costa Blanca South

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BBC2

2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 8:35am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts. 11:00am Sunday Morning Live 12:00pm Homes Under the Hammer 1:00pm BBC News 1:05pm Weather for the Week Ahead 1:10pm Helicopter Heroes 1:40pm Countryfile 2:35pm Bargain Hunt 3:15pm Ultimate Swarms

4.00pm - midnight 4:15pm Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea 5:15pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 6:00pm Songs of Praise 6:35pm Britain's Big Wildlife Revival 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 Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 10:00pm What Remains 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Regional News 11:20pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2 12:40am That Puppet Game Show 1:20am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 1:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:45am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Race to Witch Mountain 9:35pm Great Movie Mistakes Not in 3D. 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Boom Town 12:15am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 12:37am American Dad! 1:00am Stacey Dooley Investigates 2:00am Some Girls 2:30am Some Girls 3:00am Badults 3:30am Boom Town 4:00am Shoplife

ITV

ITV 2

Channel 4

3:10am This is BBC Two 7:00am Preview 7:30am Mighty Joe Young 9:00am Around the World in 80 Gardens 10:00am Gardeners' World More handy horticultural tips from the gardening experts. 10:30am The Beechgrove Garden Scotland's favourite gardening programme. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Incredible Spice Men 1:00pm MotoGP Coverage of the latest MotoGP event. 3:30pm Rowing The lastest rowing coverage.

4:40am ITV Nightscreen 7:00am CITV 9:30am Country House Sunday 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:15am Murder, She Wrote Drama series about a sleuthing writer who solves murder mysteries. 12:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 12:25pm Ade in Britain 1:30pm Columbo 3:30pm The X Factor

3:50am Teleshopping 6:50am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Beauty and the Geek What do you get if you put a Chess club captain in a castle with a page three girl? 7:45am Beauty and the Geek What do you get if you put a Chess club captain in a castle with a page three girl? 8:30am Emmerdale Omnibus More drama and turmoil from the residents of Emmerdale. 11:15am Coronation Street Omnibus More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 12:45pm America's Got Talent 2:35pm America's Got Talent 3:30pm Dennis

6:00am Countdown 6:45am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:10am The Hoobs Tula's Tiddlypeep friend Jake is sad. 7:35am The Hoobs An opera society is looking for new members and Tula's going to try out. 8:00am Ironman 2013 8:30am Outlaw Triathlon 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm 10 Things I Hate About You

5:00pm Equestrian All the latest Equestrian action. 7:00pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:30pm Great Welsh Parks 8:00pm The Great British Bake Off Ten passionate home bakers take part in a bakeoff to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. 9:00pm Dragons' Den Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to multimillionaires. 10:00pm Story of the Jews 11:00pm Blackadder the Third One of the best sitcoms to come out of the 1980s with E Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent in the late 18th century. The regent is low on cash, so Edmund sets out to find him a bride with a big dowry. 11:30pm Girl with a Pearl Earring

4:50pm The Chase 5:50pm The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 7:30pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:45pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV soap. 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Vera Detective drama based on characters created by crime writer Ann Cleeves. 11:55pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.

4:25pm FYI Daily 4:30pm Dennis 5:15pm The X Factor 6:40pm The Xtra Factor An exclusive insight into the daily lives of The X Factor contestants. 7:45pm Twister 8:40pm FYI Daily 8:45pm Twister 10:00pm The Xtra Factor An exclusive insight into the daily lives of The X Factor contestants. 11:00pm The Chronicles of Riddick 11:55pm FYI Daily

5:25pm Location, Location, Location 6:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 8:10pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:40pm Rebuilding the World Trade Center 10:00pm The Dilemma

1:05am Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 2:00am Holby City 3:00am This is BBC Two

12:10am The Cube 1:05am The Store 3:05am British Superbike Highlights (Cadwell Park). 3:55am Motorsport UK 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

CH4

BBC1

The Squeakquel.

12:00am The Chronicles of Riddick 1:20am The X Factor 2:25am Hell's Kitchen Cookery show which attempts to fashion a group of masterchefs from 12 aspiring cooks. 3:15am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 3:55am Teleshopping

BBC4 8:00pm A Poet's Guide to Britain 8:30pm BBC Proms More coverage from the Proms. 12:50am Imagine... Imagine... is a documentary series which looks at the power that the arts can have and the people who have changed our way of looking at the world through their art. 2:20am Definitely Dusty 3:20am Youssou N'Dour 4:20am A Poet's Guide to Britain

6:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks:

12:15am Alan Carr: Chatty Man The 2013 Bafta award-winning funnyman Alan Carr is returns for an 11th series. 1:15am Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 3:50am Emily's Song 4:05am Four Rooms 5:00am Deal or No Deal 5:55am Countdown

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Got to Dance 8:30am Got to Dance 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Diversity in Dublin 2:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 3:00pm Futurama 3:30pm Futurama 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm Moone Boy 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm The Simpsons

10:00pm A Touch of Cloth 11:00pm A Touch of Cloth - Behind the Scenes 11:30pm Chickens 12:00am Trollied 12:30am The Cafe 1:00am Ultimate Road Wars 2:00am Ultimate Road Wars 3:00am Cop Squad 4:00am Got to Dance

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 7:20am Shark Tale 9:05am How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 11:15am The Longest Yard 1:20pm The Top Ten Show 2013 1:40pm Happy Gilmore 3:20pm Bad News Bears 5:20pm Shark Tale 7:00pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 9:00pm The Longest Yard 10:55pm Happy Gilmore 12:30am What's Your Number?

SKY MOVIES DRAMA

Mummy Returns 3:15pm The Scorpion King

5:20am Foster 7:00am Swinging with the Finkels 8:30am Anastasia 10:20am The Age of Innocence 12:40pm The Guardian 3:00pm Hick

4:50pm Jurassic Park 7:00pm The Mummy 9:10pm The Mummy Returns 11:25pm The Scorpion King

4:45pm Shakespeare in Love 6:55pm Anastasia 8:45pm About Time: Sky Movies Special 9:00pm The Guardian 11:30pm Hick

1:00am Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2:50am Justice 4:40am Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

1:15am Swinging with the Finkels 2:50am Welcome to the Rileys 4:45am The Age of Innocence

SKY MOVIES ACTION 6:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of James Bond 8:40am Jurassic Park 10:50am The Mummy 1:00pm The

TCM 8:20am An Affair to Remember 10:30am Downhill Racer 12:25pm The Mouse on the Moon 2:00pm Rocky V 4:00pm Montana 5:30pm Ride, Vaquero! 7:15pm Escort West 8:40pm Wagons West 10:00pm Suspect Zero 11:55pm Ironweed 2:45am Suspect Zero


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BBC1

BBC2

1:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 12:00pm Don't Get Done, Get Dom 12:45pm Plan it, Build it 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Perfection

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 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 8:30pm Inside Out Documentary series which features surprising real life stories from where you live. 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Fight Back Britain 10:00pm Motorway Cops 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Football Focus

12:15am Room 101 12:55am La Bamba 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:30pm Would I Lie to You? 10:00pm The Insider 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 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! 1:10am The Insider 2:10am Russell Howard's Good News 2:40am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 3:10am Badults 3:40am Great Movie Mistakes Not in 3D. 4:00am The Insider

ITV

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3:00am This is BBC Two 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Countryside 999 8:50am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 9:20am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:05am Restoration Home 11:05am Deadly 60 on a Mission 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics Political show examining the latest news, views and moves in the world of politics. 2:00pm The Weakest Link 2:45pm Inspire: The Olympic Journey 3:15pm Great British Menu 3:45pm Animal Park

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 Star Treatment 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Storage Hoarders

3:55am Teleshopping 6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 7:25am Coronation Street 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 9:10am You've Been Framed! 9:40am Dinner Date 10:40am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35am The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show

6:40am Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Hugh's 3 Good Things 8:10am According to Jim 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Frasier 9:35am Frasier 10:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:05am The Big Bang Theory 11:35am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Hugh's 3 Good Things 1:35pm Kirstie's Vintage Gems 1:55pm The Four Feathers

4:30pm Bette Davis Talking Pictures 5:15pm A Picture of Britain A celebration of Britain's most glorious countryside, with David Dimbleby. 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 8:30pm Swansea Market 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm The Incredible Spice Men 10:00pm Robert Peston Goes Shopping 11:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme Sarah Millican returns with her comedy series featuring stand-up and unique interviews. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Long Lost Family 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Countrywise 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Doc Martin 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Benidorm

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Miss Congeniality 10:55pm FYI Daily 11:00pm Miss Congeniality

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks The McQueens become aware of Dr Browning's evil plan. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals 9:30pm Gadget Man 10:00pm The Lost Hero of 11:00pm Ramsay's Hotel Hell 11:55pm Random Acts

12:20am The Women's Football Show Football series looking at the biggest issues in the Women's game. 12:50am Story of the Jews 1:50am Paul O'Grady's Working Britain 2:50am This is BBC Two 4:50am Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways 5:30am The Imagineers

12:05am Through the Keyhole 1:05am Jackpot247 4:00am Champions League Weekly 4:25am ITV Nightscreen

12:20am Girlfriends 1:25am Fake Reaction 2:10am Love in the Wild 2:50am All Star Family Fortunes 3:25am Teleshopping

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Nature's Microworlds 9:00pm How it Works From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, materials have helped drive forward our civilisation. 10:00pm Lost Kingdoms of South America 11:00pm Crash Test Dummy Engineer Jem Stansfield investigates how the crash test dummy has become an icon for safety. 12:00am Tiger Spy in the Jungle David Attenborough narrates this wildlife documentary. 1:00am Tribe 2:00am How it Works From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, materials have helped drive forward our civilisation. 3:00am Nature's Microworlds Series in which Steve Backshall looks at some of the world's most iconic ecosystems. 3:30am Lost Kingdoms of South America

Sandra Bullock

ITV2 10:00pm - Miss Congeniality - When a serial killer indicates that his next target is the Miss United States beauty pageant, the FBI decides that they must get an undercover agent as a participant in the contest. A search uncovers no suitable candidate other than Sandra Bullock, a bumbling female agent.

12:00am Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 1:05am Top Boy 2:00am Run 2:55am Misfits Finn finally tracks down his real father, only to discover that he's close to death. 3:50am Nashville 4:30am St. Elsewhere 5:20am Four Rooms

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am The Middle 10:00am The Middle 10:30am The Middle 11:00am The Middle 11:30am The Middle 12:00pm John Bishop's Only Joking 12:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 1:00pm Glee 2:00pm Glee 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Kick Ass Kung Fu 11:00pm Arrow 12:00am Arrow 1:00am Spartacus: Gods of the Arena 2:15am Nothing to Declare 2:45am Nothing to Declare 3:15am Road Wars 4:05am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Stargate SG-1

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12:55pm The Five-Year Engagement 3:05pm 13 Going on 30

5:50am Tooth Fairy 2 7:25am One for the Money 9:00am Fun Size 10:35am Young Adult 12:15pm Pain and Gain: Sky Movies Special 12:35pm Here Comes the Boom 2:30pm American Pie

5:00pm Philadelphia 7:10pm The Vow 9:00pm The Five-Year Engagement 11:15pm 13 Going on 30

4:10pm Head of State 5:50pm One for the Money 7:30pm Fun Size 9:00pm Here Comes the Boom 11:00pm American Pie 12:40am Young Adult 2:15am Boogie Woogie 3:50am Head of State 5:30am Houseguest

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:45am The Age of Innocence 7:05am The Vow 8:55am The Change-Up 10:55am Medicine Man

1:05am The Change-Up 3:10am About Time: Sky Movies Special 3:30am Giant

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 6:25am Pain and Gain: Sky Movies Special 6:45am The Top Ten Show 2013 7:00am Fortress 8:40am Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 10:20am Kingdom of Heaven 12:50pm On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3:15pm A View to a Kill

5:30pm Will 7:15pm Mean Machine 9:00pm Goal! 11:00pm Goal II: Living the Dream 1:00am Mad Max 2:40am Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 4:25am Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome

TCM 6:00am TCM Shorts 6:15am The Mouse on the Moon 7:50am Wagons West 9:10am Escort West 10:40am Ride, Vaquero! 12:20pm Montana 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Valley of The Kings 5:40pm Westbound 6:55pm The Ride Back 8:25pm Valerie 10:00pm Dangerous Ground 11:50pm Spawn 1:40am Dangerous Ground 3:20am A Walk in the Clouds


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brings vast numbers of their comrades home in body bags, and once again achieves precisely nothing except heartbreak and sorrow. Such is my distrust of these Arab nations, and as beyond belief it may appear to Western ears, I would not put it past the ‘rebel’ forces to have gassed their own, in the opinion that to lose a few was a small price to pay to gain the sympathy of the West and bring in their support and military might. A kind of lesser of the two evils. I certainly believe there is a cause for reasonable doubt. With Russia and China on our side the whole Mid-East situation could be resolved virtually

Dog saves cat’s life AN 18-month-old labrador called Macy saved the life of Rory, a ginger cat with a rare blood transfusion after he became ill from having eaten rat poison.

Royal aid KHALID Mohsin Shaeri a 20-yearold man from Saudi Arabia weighing 96 stone (610 kilos), was airlifted from Jazan to a hospital in Riyadh on King Abdulla’s orders.

DECISION: Whether to act or not. Have a good week. If you’d like to see any of your correspondence published, keep ‘em short and send direct to the editorial team at EWN. Keep the Faith. Love Leapy. Web. Leapylee.co.uk. leapylee2002@hotmail.com

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overnight. Until this happens, independent interference by the rest of Europe and the USA will merely cause unrest, mistrust, and an ultimate danger of plunging the whole world back to the dark days of the cold war and the almost unthinkable disintegration of peace, leading to a conflict that will result in the end of society as we know it. Is that scenario really worth taking a chance on? Somehow I think not. Once again I reiterate. Let these people sort themselves out. As long as they are no threat to us, the consequences of ‘holier than thou,’ morally affronted interference from the West, is simply not worth it. To risk escalating the violence, which could ultimately deliver us into the hands of the dark forces of satanic evil, would be a betrayal of all our ancestors have fought and died for.

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We must stay out of futile conflicts DOES it not create a shudder of deja vu to see weapons inspectors entering yet another Mid-East area of death and destruction? At the time of writing I have no idea what the outcome of this latest incursion into Syria will bring. What I am convinced of however is that the whole exercise is merely a delaying tactic to appease the public and allow the Obamas and Camerons of this world time to decide whether to commit to action or not. The last time the inspectors went in (to Iraq) they discovered nothing. Blair and Bush of course then decided to attack anyway. Years, and thousands of deaths later, the situation in Iraq has still not been resolved. Let us hope that the lessons have been learned and whatever these inspectors discover, without the backing of Russia and China we stay well out of it. Our ‘masters of war’ simply have no right to plunge our brave troops into yet another lost cause, that

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New kind A NEW species of mammal has been identified. Native to Ecuador and Columbia the Olinguito looks like a cross between a teddy bear and a house cat.


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2:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 12:00pm Don't Get Done, Get Dom 12:45pm Plan it, Build it 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Perfection

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 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 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese

12:25am Goodnight Britain 1:25am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm The Insider 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 11:00pm Bad Education 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 Animated comedy series about family life. 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:07am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am Don't Tell the Bride 3:00am The Insider 4:00am Don't Tell the Bride

ITV

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6:00am Eco Maths 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 8:50am Plan it, Build it 9:20am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:05am You've Been Scammed 10:35am Britain's Big Wildlife Revival 11:35am HARDtalk Stephen Sackur talks to newsmakers and personalities from across the globe. 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Coast A look back at part of an episode of coast. 2:05pm The Super League Show Highlights and analysis from the opening round of fixtures in the Super League. 2:45pm Mastermind Classic quiz show. 3:15pm Great British Menu 3:45pm Animal Park

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 Star Treatment 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Storage Hoarders

3:25am Teleshopping 6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:50am Coronation Street 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 9:10am You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 9:40am Dinner Date 10:40am The Real Housewives of New York City Reality series following a group of affluent Manhattan housewives. 11:35am The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show

5:20am Four Rooms 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs Tula's terribly worried and she's called Roma to the Hoobmobile. 8:00am Hugh's 3 Good Things 8:05am According to Jim 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Frasier New radio station boss Kate Costas moves Frasier's show to 2.00 in the morning. 9:30am Frasier Niles and Frasier decide to enter family therapy. 10:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:05am The Big Bang Theory 11:35am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Hugh's 3 Good Things 1:35pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 2:05pm The Riddle of the Sands

4:30pm Tony Curtis Talking Pictures 5:15pm A Picture of Britain David Dimbleby sees how Britain's countryside has inspired its art. 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog It! 8:30pm Swansea Market 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off 10:00pm The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure 11:00pm Family Tree 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Long Lost Family 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Aussie Animal Island 9:00pm Ade in Adland 10:00pm Trauma: Level 1 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Words of War: Word's of Titanic

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 8:00pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 8:30pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 9:00pm Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! 10:00pm Hell's Kitchen 11:00pm Celebrity Juice Topical panel show hosted by Keith Lemon with team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton. 11:50pm The Break-Up

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me In this episode, Come Dine With Me sets sail for Guernsey. 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Mercedes is devastated by the extremes she has to endure. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Double Your House for Half the Money Is possible to get more house for less money? 10:00pm Top Boy 11:00pm Desert Hostages

ITV2 11:50pm - The Break Up - Romantic comedy about a couple who have a drawn out, messy break-up in order to drive the other one out of their luxurious condo. Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston

12:15am Weather The latest weather information. 12:20am Terror in the Desert 1:20am Paul O'Grady's Working Britain 2:20am This is BBC Two 5:00am Adapting Carmen: Re-imagining a Classic 5:30am Making Media 5:55am William Whiskerson

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Nature's Microworlds Series in which Steve Backshall looks at some of the world's most iconic ecosystems. 9:00pm Britain on Film 9:30pm What Do Artists Do All Day? This documentary offers a snapshot of the life of artist and writer John Byrne. 10:00pm Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth 11:00pm 20th Century Battlefields 12:00am Re-Meet the Ancestors 1:00am The Somme 2:00am Britain on Film 2:30am Nature's Microworlds Series in which Steve Backshall looks at some of the world's most iconic ecosystems. 3:00am What Do Artists Do All Day? 3:30am Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth

12:35am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Programme. 1:25am In Plain Sight Drama about a U.S. Marshal attached to the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Programme. 2:10am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:45am FYI Daily 12:50am The Break-Up 1:55am Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2:45am Love in the Wild 3:30am Teleshopping

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am The Lost Hero of 1:15am Pokerstars.Com Caribbean Adventure 2:10am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:35am Beach Volleyball 3:30am Mobil 1 The Grid 4:00am VW Racing Cup 4:25am Long Course Weekend 4:55am Outlaw Triathlon 5:50am Ironman 2013

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am The Middle 9:30am The Middle 10:00am The Middle 10:30am The Middle 11:00am The Middle 11:30am The Middle 12:00pm Glee 1:00pm Glee 2:00pm Glee 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Modern Family 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm A Touch of Cloth 12:00am A Touch of Cloth - Behind the Scenes 12:30am Arrow 1:30am Arrow 2:30am Nothing to Declare

3:00am Nothing to Declare 3:30am Nothing to Declare 4:00am Road Wars 5:00am Stargate SG-1

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:30am Houseguest 7:20am You May Not Kiss the Bride 9:00am Bedtime Stories 10:45am Bean 12:20pm That's My Boy 2:15pm American Pie 2 4:00pm Boat Trip 5:35pm Bedtime Stories 7:20pm Bean 9:00pm That's My Boy 11:00pm American Pie 2 12:50am Boat Trip 2:30am Friends with Benefits 4:35am Six Days, Seven Nights

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 3:30am Giant 7:00am Extremely

Loud and Incredibly Close 9:15am Private Peaceful 11:05am Twins 1:00pm This Means War 2:45pm The Remains of the Day 5:15pm Private Peaceful 7:15pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 9:00pm This Means War 10:45pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 12:25am Twins 2:15am The Help 4:40am The Remains of the Day

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:25am Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome 6:20am Wrath of the Titans Special 6:40am The Dark Knight Rises: Premiere Special 7:00am Over the Top 8:40am Outbreak 10:50am GoldenEye 1:05pm Wrath of the Titans 2:50pm Gladiator 5:30pm National Treasure

7:45pm GoldenEye 10:00pm Wrath of the Titans 11:45pm Gladiator 2:25am Independence Day 4:50am Death Wish 3

TCM 6:00am Valerie 7:25am Gunsmoke 8:25am Gunsmoke 9:25am The Ride Back 10:55am Westbound 12:10pm Valley of The Kings 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Ride Out for Revenge 5:30pm Cast a Giant Shadow 8:10pm Pork Chop Hill 10:00pm The Perfect Storm 12:30am Broadcast News 3:00am The Perfect Storm 5:10am Off Set


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Keeping clear of kickbacks mire

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NE political figure has not allowed her skirts to brush the mire of government contracts, kickbacks and party funding revealed by Luis Barcenas. Stand up vice-president Soraya Saenz de Santamaria. Hers is the only name not mentioned in the daily drip from the polluted tap opened by the former PP treasurer opened last January. Cornered when his Swiss bank accounts came to light, Barcenas has struck out wherever and whenever he can, laying bare what he claims is the party’s own financial skullduggery.

Cassandra Nash

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

If he could hurt Mariano Rajoy through his vice-president he would. That he has not yet harmed Saenz de Santamaria is the best political recommendation she could ask for.

Spare a thought for Spanish women whose names exactly match those of their compatriots wanted in Peru on drugs’ charges. Several Spanish tourists have languished in Peruvian jails while Interior ministries half-heartedly tried to extricate themselves and the victims from the snarl of paperwork. And they weren’t carrying cocaine.

Mule train THE two British girls accused of trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have a mighty problem.

DRUGS: Not a good idea.

It had nothing to do with me, guv DOLORES DE COSPEDAL made her expected statement to judge Pablo Ruz, investigating the Gurtel and Barcenas cases. Although she is PP secretary general she had nothing to do with the arrangement whereby sacked Luis Barcenas - whom she is known to dislike - continued to be paid, De Cospedal said. That decision belonged to Mariano Rajoy

and Javier Arenas, PP grandee and vice-secretary general. Opprobrium has rained down on her since then for landing Rajoy and Arenas in the fertiliser and saving her own skin. Presumably her critics would have preferred her to dissemble and add one more to the pack of lies already heard regarding Barcenas. JAVIER ARENAS: Vice-secretary general.

Dressing down INEVITABLY Soraya Saenz de female who does not win over Santamaria and Dolores de floating voters and she knew it. Cospedal are not bosom Saenz de Santamaria pals and less so wore the veil without following an incident peineta having learnt last December. that it was unnecesBoth attended sary. the ceremony To De Cospedal’s when Benedict alleged fury, the XVI named the vice-president did Spanish Saint, not tell her and Juan de Avila, a apparently there Doctor of the was a furious Church. exchange between They were dressthe two women who ed in rigorous black - only Spain’s queens squabbled throughout and princesses may Mass. wear white in the Saenz de Santamaria De Cospedal is papal presence - and now beginning to Cospedal fixed her lace need all the friends she can mantilla with a high comb. muster and needs them The outfit smacked of the untarnished. Will the viceOr old days and stereotyped ultra- president be an ally? Catholic Spain. De Cospedal continue to allow De Cospedal resembled a certain type of PP to make her own mistakes?


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1:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 12:00pm Don't Get Done, Get Dom 12:45pm Plan it, Build it 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Perfection General knowledge quiz show.

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 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 Rip Off Food 9:00pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm The Call Centre 12:35am The Edge of Love 2:20am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:25am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Barely Legal Drivers 9:00pm Law and Order: Free Speech 10:00pm Comedy Fest Live 11:00pm Boom Town 11:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy Animated comedy series about family life. 12:22am Family Guy Animated comedy series about family life. 12:45am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. 1:10am Comedy Fest Live 2:10am Bad Education 2:40am Boom Town 3:10am Law and Order: Free Speech 4:10am Great Movie Mistakes Not in 3D. 4:30am Bad Education

ITV

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5:55am William Whiskerson 6:25am William Whiskerson 6:35am William Whiskerson 6:45am William Whiskerson 6:55am Wonders of Nature 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 8:00am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 8:45am Plan it, Build it 9:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:00am Rick Stein's India Rick Stein explores the different cuisines around India. 11:00am Sri Lanka: Elephant Island 12:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The Weakest Link 2:45pm Mastermind 3:15pm Great British Menu 3:45pm Animal Park

4:40am 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 Star Treatment 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Storage Hoarders

3:30am Teleshopping 7:00am Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 7:25am The Xtra Factor An exclusive insight into the daily lives of The X Factor contestants. 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 9:10am You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 9:40am Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 10:40am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35am The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm The Xtra Factor 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show

5:50am Ironman 2013 6:15am Four Rooms 7:10am The Hoobs The Motorettes are wheezing and puffing, but the Hoobmobile's going nowhere. 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Hugh's 3 Good Things 8:05am According to Jim 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:05am The Big Bang Theory Penny's break-up spurs Leonard to summon the courage to ask her out. 11:35am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Hugh's 3 Good Things 1:35pm Kirstie's Vintage Gems 1:55pm Breakfast at Tiffany's

4:30pm Dirk Bogarde Talking Pictures 5:15pm How We Built Britain 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 8:30pm Swansea Market 9:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels The Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. 10:00pm The Many Faces of Michael Crawford Documentary tracing the career of one of Britain's most versatile stars. 11:00pm The Culture Show Topical magazine programme which features the best arts and culture stories of the last week. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Long Lost Family 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm Big Star's Little Star 10:00pm Whitechapel 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Great Night Out

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 8:00pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Funniest Ever You've Been Framed 10:00pm Girlfriends 11:00pm Fool's Gold 11:55pm FYI Daily

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm How Not to Get Old 10:00pm Grand Designs Kevin McCloud returns with a new series of the popular property show. 11:00pm The Last Leg 11:50pm I'm Spazticus

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12:20am The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure 1:20am Dara O'Briain's Science Club 2:20am The Culture Show 2:50am This is BBC Two 5:00am Ask Lara 5:10am Ask Lara 5:25am Ask Lara 5:35am Ask Lara 5:50am Compose Yourself

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 9:00pm Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls 10:00pm Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams 11:00pm Gibraltar: My Rock 11:50pm Lost Kingdoms of South America 12:50am The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide to the Universe 1:50am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 2:20am Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls 3:20am Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

12:35am The Dales Observational documentary series looking at life in the Yorkshire Dales during the summer months. 1:00am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo Peter Falk chews on that cheap cigar as Columbo. 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am Fool's Gold 1:25am America's Got Talent Talent show which scours the country in search of the most talented person in America. 3:05am Life's Funniest Moments 3:25am Teleshopping

Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand. 12:30am Itunes Festival 2013 1:05am Ramsay's Hotel Hell 1:50am Shameless USA 2:45am Vicky Donor 4:55am Waterloo Road

Satellite channels SKY1 6:00am Stargate SG-1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am The Middle 9:30am The Middle 10:00am The Middle 10:30am The Middle 11:00am The Middle 11:30am The Middle 12:00pm Glee 1:00pm Glee 2:00pm Glee 3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Harrow: A Very British School 10:00pm The Cafe 11:00pm Chickens 11:30pm A League of Their Own 12:30am Road Wars 1:30am Road

Wars 2:30am Nothing to Declare 3:00am Road Wars 4:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 5:00am Stargate SG-1

7:00am When a Man Loves a Woman 9:10am The Artist 10:55am Shakespeare in Love 1:05pm Notting Hill 3:15pm Walk the Line

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12:15am Walk the Line 2:35am Sideways 4:50am About Time: Sky Movies Special 5:10am The Artist

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11:10pm Dredd 12:50am A Man Apart 2:45am The Delta Force 4:55am The Perfect Weapon

TCM 6:00am Pork Chop Hill 7:45am Gunsmoke 8:50am Gunsmoke 9:45am Cast a Giant Shadow 12:20pm Ride Out for Revenge 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 5:45pm The Wreck of the Mary Deare 7:45pm The Iron Mistress 10:00pm Executive Decision 12:30am Office Space 2:10am Executive Decision 4:30am Office Space


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Costa Blanca s another holiday season draws towards a close our team of reporters joined holidaymakers on the beaches. Their mission? To see how much prices varied around the regions of Spain for a day by the sea. And there were some huge differences, from €5 for two sunbeds and a parasol in Almeria, to €45 in Mallorca. But stay in Mallorca and beachgoers could find a small beer for just €1, the cheapest we found on a beach in Spain.

FOR water sports on the Costa Blanca we found a company in La Manga offering the cheapest jet ski rental at €60 for half an hour which can hold two passengers. However, there is no need to compare prices if visiting beaches along the Orihuela Costa from Mil Palmeras to Torrevieja as the same company do all the jet ski and pedalo hire with prices the same across all the beaches. Local beaches also offer good value in terms of facilities, we didn't find any that charged for parking or toilets.

Two sunbeds with parasol Axarquia

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Almeria

Costa del Sol

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€8

€12

€12

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€8

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€15

€45

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€20

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Almeria

Costa del Sol

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€10

€10

€7

€10

€15

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€15

€15

€20

€10

€25

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Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

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€60

€60

€25

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€60

€90

€95

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

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€1.60

€2.50

€0.80

€1.80

€1.80

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€2.20

€3

€4.80

€2.10

€2.80

Pedalo hire one hour

Jetski hire half hour

€60

Not available

€90

Ice cream (Cornetto style or equivalent)

Portion grilled sardines (Price based on number, but some just €1 per sardine) Lowest Highest

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

€4.50

€6

€3.95

€6

€5.50

€8

€9

€19.99

€12

€16

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AUGUST is the month when most Spaniards take their holidays, and for those who head for the Almeria coast from the cities it may well be a pleasant surprise to see the prices in the chiringuitos and bars that line the coast. Whether it is the economic crisis, or the bars and restaurants vying for the passing trade, prices are more competitive than ever, offering good deals to entice customers into spending their holiday money. At this peak time of year, when many bars rely on the summer months to get them through the winter period, locals and holidaymakers from all over Europe can still find affordable prices and enjoy a meal and leisure activities without breaking the bank.

Mallorca

THE Axarquia’s many hidden gems of beaches offer a more natural experience than the more developed tourist hotspots of the neighbouring Costa del Sol. But local councils have made a big effort to improve facilities at local town beaches. Prices generally did not vary too much, but some beaches offered ‘bargain’ prices compared to some other areas of Spain.

Costa del Sol

IT depends entirely where you stay in Mallorca. Up north, Can Picafort can be quite reasonable, even though quite sought after, down south, a complete mix. Mallorca has a lot of new exclusive beach club style places springing up that are pricey for sunbed hire, drinks etc but they are the place to be seen by tourists and residents, whereas somewhere like Cala Bona or Cala Mayor, the beaches are really lovely and the value for money is unbeatable and still the customer service is second to none. EWN also found during research, services and bars/restaurants offered at nudist beaches were considerably higher than those of their local counterparts.

PRICE varies depending on the level of luxury wanted. We did not include prices from the top ‘celebrity’ beach bars in some of the more exclusive parts of Marbella where prices can be €150 a day for an enormous ‘sunbed’ including luxury service. A jug of Sangria can set you back €55 and magnums of Champagne up to €2,445. A day out could cost hundreds if not thousands of euros, but they are the places to be seen rubbing shoulders with celebrities. Instead we looked at more down to earth beach bars, but even their prices varied.

Plate Calamares Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

€5.50

€6

€4.50

€8

€5.50

€8

€10

€28

€13

€16

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Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

€1.20

€1.50

€1.25

€0.80

€1.80

€2

€2.80

€8.50

€2

€2.50

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Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

Lowest

€1

€1.50

€0.85

€1

€1.20

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€2

€2.50

€5.85

€2

€3

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

Lowest

€6.5

€8

€5

€5

€5

Highest

€12

€12

€22.50

€18

€18

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

€1.5

€1.50

€1

€0.80

€1.50

€2

€1.70

€4.80

€2

€2.50

Lowest Highest

Glass of Tinto Verano Lowest Highest

Agua con gas

Jug Sangria

Small beer Lowest Highest

Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca, including: Dilip Kuner, Natasha Retzmann, Stephen Lear, Marcos Poyastro and Gemma Quinn.


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NUTRITIONAL FACTS: The current labelling system is outdated.

Counting calories is meaningless COUNTING calories is not a reliable way to lose weight. That’s according to scientists who say it is ‘virtually meaningless’ as everyone digests and absorbs food differently.

They claim that the way food is cooked can also make a difference to how many calories are eaten. In the Scientific American journal, a study reports that instead of the 170 calories in a one ounce serving of raw almonds, only 129 calories are taken in. However, with processed foods such as sugary cereals, the number of calories often exceeds labelling. Scientists say the current system of calculating calorie labels is outdated and for years calorie labelling has ignored the energy content of fibre.

How to get rid of cellulite THE most effective way to combat the appearance of unwanted cellulite is not through products and creams, but through quality sleep, the correct nutrition and exercise. That is according to personal trainers and doctors, many of whom say seven to eight hours sleep, drinking water to remain hydrated and the correct exercise can make all the difference to a bumpy

bottom. According to personal trainers exercise strategies like using a treadmill or bike are the most effective ways to burn fatty deposits. The first exercise strategy is on a treadmill. Warm up for three to five minutes at a speed of 3.5 miles per hour. Then up the speed and run for three to five minutes. Rest for one minute and repeat the process.

BUMPY: Exercise helps.

New facts on skin cancer

End with a three to five minute cooling off period at a lower speed. Secondly cycle on a stationary or normal bike. Begin with a three to five minute warm up at a low speed. Then cycle for four minutes at a higher speed. Allow two minutes to rest and repeat. Cool down once finished. It is important to note that the results of these strategies and the effect they produce is dependent on the size and metabolic rate of the individual.

WOMEN have a better chance of surviving malignant melanoma; the most serious type of skin cancer. New data released by Cancer Research UK shows that men are 70 per cent more likely to die from the disease, even though similar numbers of men and women are diagnosed every year in the UK. The latest figures show that 3.4 men per 100,000 die from malignant melanoma, compared with two per 100,000 women.

FIVE simple foods could be the key to transforming hair from looking lifeless and dull to shiny, bouncy and lustrous. What we put into our bodies is as important as the products we use. Try these hair health boosting foods to give a revived and healthy look to hair. Salmon is high in omega three content. The human body doesn’t naturally produce these fatty acids which are vital for strong and healthy hair growth. Walnuts are full of Vitamin E, which helps protect hair from sun damage to cells, and biotin, which helps to prevent hair loss. They also contain copper, which helps retain natural hair colour. Eggs are a great source of protein, which help replace hair that is naturally lost every day. Spinach contains beta-carotene, folate and Vitamin C, which are crucial for keeping hair follicles healthy and the scalp moist. Vitamin C also improves circulation to the scalp, preventing the hair from breaking. Greek yoghurt, high in vitamin B5, is often found in hair care products. It also contains Vitamin D, which helps keep hair follicles revived and healthy. According to nutritionists, incorporating these foods into a weekly diet will give hair a new lease of life.


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O one wants to wear hearing aids. On average it takes seven years from the time a hearing loss becomes noticeable to the time hearing aids are first worn. Read some of the words of wearers and their closest. “At family gatherings I feel alone. I sit alone – everybody talking and laughing, but I’m not part of it.” “I’ve had people say that I’m stuck up because I didn’t say hello, but I did not say hello just because I did not know they were there.” “I’ve heard that silence is golden, but it wasn’t so golden when it happened to me. Try being at your daughter’s wedding when every sound is muffled!” “It was the stereo. Even my kids said it was too loud; but it didn’t sound it to me!” “When I realised I wasn’t hearing as well as before, I thought oh my gosh here I go.” “I can’t pretend much longer. It’s getting too hard to pretend that I can hear what’s going on.” “I had to take mum to the audiologist to make sure she would actually go. She’d looked after my kids and me for years. Funny how some people will help everyone else but won’t help themselves!” “I knew it was coming for some time but I’m kind of glad the technology moved ahead so quickly: they’re so small.” “I get annoyed having to look at faces to hear what they are saying. I know I miss a lot of what’s being said around me.” “I’d be in a meeting room with several other people and not be

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WHEN I last wrote about Ryanair, one EWN reader left a very nice comment on my website, but finished up with the thought that any article on the airline only served Chief Executive Michael O’Leary’s purpose: free advertising. True. One of the reasons he acts so outrageously can be seen in the relative advertising budgets of Ryanair and its rivals. Ryanair spends far less than easyJet per customer on publicity and that’s because the media are only too happy to give yards of column space to O’Leary’s latest money saving musings from ‘standing’ tickets to paying to use the loo. (Oops! Guilty myself here!) I mean, what next? Undercarriage class? Bring your own warm woolly! Or helicopter sling loads? Get collected from your own front lawn and dropped from a great height right into your destination back garden! No more taxis, buses or trains. Cheap, fast and efficient! Not pointing a finger at anyone in particular, ahhhmm ahhmm, if you deliberately court such publicity, sooner or later the chickens are going to come home to roost (to mix a couple of metaphors). And the latest publicity O’Leary’s received - the recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme on Ryanair’s air safety policy - alleging, amongst other things, a league table of pilots ranked by the amount of fuel they take on board,

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can’t have been the sort he had in mind. Now, everyone knows Ryanair makes much of its dosh from add-ons. And to get a €20 flight you’ve got to obey every rule to the letter. This means ticking all the no boxes in the booking process, not carrying anything except exact-size hand luggage, printing out your boarding card, checking in online, not buying food, drink or scratch cards on board nor paying for ‘priority’ boarding. Everyone who’s used the airline has had exactly the same experience. Ryanair seems to make money out of those not able (or willing) to follow the rules. Otherwise it’s as cheap as chips.

CHEAP AIRLINE: But cheapness is not the issue, is it safe or not? But cheapness isn’t at issue here. What is at issue is whether Ryanair’s safe or not. This would seem to be the relevant point. The rest is a matter of personal choice (sort of). That’s the million dollar question. Or, for all you EWN readers: €20 - the rest’s comprised of add-ons.

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Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca. Editor’s note: Ryanair has never had a fatal accident. The airline has gone on record to say safety is a top priority. It complies with all European and national legislation, and the independent Irish Aviation Authority has recently confirmed that Ryanair’s safety is “on a par with the safest airlines in Europe.”


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Fun day out to raise charity cash COMASKEY PROPERTIES and Spanish Solutions are hosting a fun day at their new joint La Zenia offices on September 6 from 11am until 5pm in support of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club. Already planned for the day will be a barbecue, outside bar and real ice cream van. Music and entertainment will be provided by Paul Cullen, Sunflower Valley, JB Brass and Juan Angel, with music to suit all tastes. There is a draw with over 20 prizes. Top prize, donated by Worldwide Horizons of La Zenia is a seven

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ORIHUELA

ORIHUELA

Fill all the empty squares using the numbers 1 to 9, so that the sum of each horizontal block equals the ‘clue’ on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top. No number may be used in the same block more than once.

LOTTERY

DENIA

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REINTEGRO

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VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Use your energy wisely. You may find yourself in the limelight for the wrong reasons. Someone envious of your popularity may challenge you to a debate. Travel for business purposes may bring the highest returns. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) You can ferret out secret information if you just listen to what others have to say. Travel will be good if you are seeking knowledge. Minor accidents may occur if you donʼt concentrate on what youʼre doing. Problems with financial investments could make you nervous. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Changes involving your domestic scene may be unpleasant. Try to mix business with pleasure while travelling. You can convince anyone of anything. Get your domestic chores out of the way early. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Arguments with children or friends may leave you steaming. You will have excellent ideas and you should be able to help your partner get ahead. Concern yourself with legal matters and formulating contracts rather than finalising your objectives. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) You need to sit back and enjoy. Things have been moving so quickly that you need to do something physical to release your tension. Unexpected changes in friendships could occur. Make creative changes to your living quarters. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You are likely to reveal information unintentionally. Youʼll find it easy to charm members of the opposite sex this week. Have some fun, but draw the line if someone tries to fast talk their way into your heart. You have to let go of your past if you wish to get out of any sentimental mood that might be hanging

AFLAME

RENDER

ASSURE

RESORT

ESCORT

SCARED

ISLAND

STEEDS

LABOUR

THREAD

LISTEN

TRICKS

OYSTER

TUMBLE

PACKED

USABLE

PAMPER

WAITED

POINTS (10)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Mortar, 2 Banged, 3 Hearts, 4 Wrench, 5 Rental, 6 Dishes, 7 Plunge, 8 Stiles, 9 Scurry, 10 Prince, 11 Resist, 12 Curled, 13 Enters, 14 Grunts, 15 Ceased, 16 Cherry, 17 Dancer, 18 Grease, 19 Course

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: The word that springs to mind this year is willpower. You will need to keep a watchful eye on your expenses, and of course will have to allow for the occasional setback. However, the planets will support any plans to make necessary career changes.

Your Stars September 2: Keanu Reeves, 49. Canadian actor who played Neo in the science fiction trilogy ‘Matrix.’

August 29: Richard Attenborough, 90. Academy award winning actor and director. August 30: Cameron Diaz, 41. American actress known for her role as Mary in comedy ‘There’s Something About Mary.’ September 1: Gloria Estefan, 56. Cubanborn singer and winner of three Grammy Awards. over your head. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday. PISCES (February 20 - March 20) New partnerships will develop if you join investment groups. Property investments could be prosperous. You canʼt do everything on your own. Family responsibilities are escalating. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset if you arenʼt well organised. Try not to take everything so seriously. Be sure to find out all you can before you commit to anything. There might be a problem with a will or with an insurance policy. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.

August 31: Pablo Motos. Pablo Motos is a comedian, producer, TV presenter and radio broadcaster. He is currently working at his comedy TV show ʻEl Hormiguero,ʼ which is known for its absurd humour and frequent international celebrity appearances, including Charlize Theron and Will Smith.

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Put your efforts into being creative. Donʼt give out any personal information that you donʼt want spread around. You could lose a good friend because of it. Learn some new skills that will increase your income. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) You canʼt make things better if you donʼt know what to fix. You may interest people in a service you have to offer. Work quietly behind the scenes for best results. Donʼt hesitate to look for alternatives that will enable you to raise the kind of donations you need to do the job right. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.

September 3: Charlie Sheen, 47. American actor fired from the TV show ‘Two and a Half Men’ due to his problems with drugs and alcohol. September 4: Beyonce Knowles, 32. American singer and former member of girl group Destiny’s Child. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Your ability to visualise will help you convince others of the possibilities. Insincere gestures of friendliness may be misleading. Spend some time with people who can shed some light on your personal situation. Donʼt be too quick to voice your opinion. Listen to others carefully. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Those you work with may have little consideration for the underdog. You can raise your standard of living if you pick up some freelance work on the side. Donʼt jump into investments too quickly. Try not to overreact to the loss. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.

CALL MY BLUFF

1. Acosmist 1. a collection or book of nautical maps 2. a costly mistake made by a lawyer, usually in court 3. one who believes that nothing exists 2. Baldric 1. a belt worn over the shoulder and chest used to hold a sword 2. a diet of bread and water 3. move in a straight line 3. Cachinnation 1. excessive spending on food and drink 2. the habit of sitting down 3. loud or hysterical laughter 4. Defalcation 1. the categorising of something that is useless or trivial 2. misappropriation of funds by the person or group entrusted with them 3. a poor attempt at whistling 5. Effulgent 1. able to tell artful or skilled lies 2. the habit of sitting down 3. shining or resplendent

Nonagram

The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism destroys most of the Starfleet organisation, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk leads his people on a mission to capture a oneman weapon of mass destruction. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Runtime 126 minutes. Rated 12.

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5-star quiz

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

1. Acosmist - 3. one who believes that nothing exists, 2. Baldric - 1. a belt worn over the shoulder and chest used to hold a sword, 3. Cachinnation - 3. loud or hysterical laughter, 4. Defalcation - 2. misappropriation of funds by the person or group entrusted with them, 5. Effulgent - 3. shining or resplendent

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

arid, bald, bard, bird, bold, brad, dial, dill, doll, drab, drib, idol, laid, lard, lido, load, lord, raid, road, board, braid, broad, drill, droll, laird, rabid, radio, bridal, dollar, ribald, bollard, BILLBOARD

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 G) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.

Word ladder HELD

SWAY

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

HELD HEAD HEAT SEAT SWAT SWAY

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CRYPTIC Across 1 Bureau right for a military man (7) 5 Tibetan monk is hiding a letter from Greece (4) 8 Great regal style (5) 9 Thanks to policeman for assessment (7) 11 Country of origin of Cambridge university graduate (4) 12 Layer upon layer of food for a snack! (8) 15 Virginia rented a personal assistant (5) 16 Duke left dodgy earthenware (5) 19 Jenny was in pain, then set upon (8) 21 Start pick-up, leave luggage, bring in (4) 23 Cop woke disoriented cattleman (7) 25 Eagles that are found in higher nests than most (5) 26 Enthusiastic nurse is after weekend sweetheart (4) 27 Dotty whacks a metal cutter (7) Down 2 Itʼs said that Goldilocks miscounted her antecedents (9) 3 Article from another time (4) 4 Seduce flipping boyfriend? No Romeo! (6) 5 Part of the arbitration process (3) 6 Unusual cut in garment (5) 7 Identify a palace without an American in it (5) 10 Small viper thatʼs more unhappy (6) 13 Viral disease took off, say, in its abbreviated form (9) 14 Code Iʼm using for one who diagnoses (6)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Stepmother (9) 7 Oveja (5) 8 Before (5) 9 Comb (for hair) (5) 10 Reyes (monarcas) (5) 11 To believe (5) 12 Usher (in court etc) (5) 14 Maíz dulce (9) Down 1 More (3) 2 Sixteen (9) 3 Manzano (5,4) 4 Chándal (9) 5 Authentic (9) 6 Glasses (for drinking) (5) 9 Chest (5) 13 Rum (3)

17 Avenge damaged city (6) 20 Feed the furnace in this town (5)

QUICK Across 1 Insolently proud (8) 6 Unattractive (4) 8 Public houses (4) 9 First (8) 10 Senior barrister (6,7) 11 Sports unit (4) 13 Remain (4) 17 Housekeeping gadget (6,7) 20 Large bottle (8) 21 Close by (4) 22 Long-eared mammal (4) 23 Reluctant (8)

22 An item of schoolroom furniture for some of the Greenland Eskimos (4) 24 An enclosure for a writer (3)

18 Bishopʼs final outburst (5)

Down 2 Become depleted (3,3) 3 Coarse (7) 4 Particles (5) 5 Suit makers (7) 6 Fusion (5) 7 Chief (6) 12 Gigantic (7) 14 Versus (7) 15 Picture taker (6) 16 Stay put (6) 18 Combine (5) 19 Connections (5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Create, 8 Reagan, 9 Salt, 10 Idolater, 11 Chimney, 13 Mossy, 15 Lauds, 17 Fusspot, 20 Militant, 21 Bath, 22 Humane, 23 Craven. Down: 1 Preach, 2 Taut, 3 Defiled, 4 Droop, 5 Paragons, 6 Ravers, 12 Madrigal, 14 Justice, 16 Animus, 18 Outlet, 19 Jaded, 21 Beam. QUICK Across: 1 Scam, 4 Hoarse, 8 Concern, 9 Purge, 10 Pain, 11 Arrogant, 13 Melodrama, 17 Hay fever, 19 Visa, 21 Solve, 22 Glottis, 23 Escort, 24 Sort. Down: 2 Confirm, 3 Meek, 4 Hundredweight, 5 Approval, 6 Syria, 7 Petty, 8 Cope, 12 Alter ego, 14 Aviator, 15 Chase, 16 Bars, 18 Yells, 20 Boss.

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Play on Words

Unscramble the name of a James Bond film (three words): THEORY AND IDEA

GBROSUNS

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Answers: Brothers in arms; Keep an eye on

Unscramble the name of a current England Test cricketer: MR PATRIOT

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Uncertain, 8 Amiga, 9 Nieta, 10 Tree, 11 Cama, 15 Ritmo, 17 Necks, 18 Gentleman. Down: 2 Naipe, 3 Edad, 4 Tiny, 5 Ice, 6 Factory, 7 Paraiso, 12 Ancla, 13 Soft, 14 Knee, 16 Tie.

Co d e B r e a ke r

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 5 represents B and 20 represents C, so fill in B every time the figure 5 appears and C every time the figure 20 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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THERE is what some may call “peculiar legislation” in practice in various parts of the globe. However despite how odd some of these rulings might be, they do provide a unique insight into the nature of the societies in which they are enforced. Here are some of the weirder laws in existence around the world:

1 In Louisiana, USA a law exists against the theft of alligators. The law even specifies what precise body parts on an alligator are protected. The maximum penalty for stealing an alligator includes a 10 year prison sentence and a $3,000 (€2,246) fine.

2 In

Israel, pig farming is against the law, believed to have stemmed from the country’s predominantly Jewish population whose religion states that as pigs do not chew their cud, they are not fit for consumption. However pig farming for medical purposes is legal and should there be an excess of pigs, these can be sold for consumption.

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must arrange for bodies to be buried elsewhere as the soil is too cold for them to decompose. In Singapore, there is a law against walking around the house naked with the blinds open. If caught, the naked perpetrator could face prosecution. If convicted, this could lead to a fine of up to

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of Sapourenx, the law states that villagers without a plot at the local cemetery will be ‘severely punished.’ Likewise in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen residents

Boggled

Average: 25 Good: 32

TARGET:

Very good: 46 Excellent: 57

Last week’s solutions tatter, taxi, natty, tay, stayer, stair, stir, stria, tyre, tire, attire, anti, airy, tryst, trey, riant, fits, fitter, fiat, fire, fret, fait, fair, fairy, faire, faux, afire

SU DOKU HOW TO PLAY

Fill the grid so that every

row, every column and every 3X3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

to Canadian law, comic books must be cautious with their content. Comic books containing descriptions of elaborate bank heists, graphic fight scenes and any other activity contrary to the law are illegal. This law specifically states that comics cannot ‘exclusively or substantially’ depict the commission of criminal activity.

7 Indiana law holds specific rules on

sheet sizes and their placement in hotels and bed and breakfasts. This legislation states that all top sheets must be at a minimum of 251 centimetres by 206 centimetres and the sheets must be long enough to fold back over the top of the blanket or other bed covering with at least 0.6 metres to spare.

8 In

Kentucky, baby chicks, ducklings, other fowl and rabbits under two months old cannot be sold in any quantity other than six. It is also against the law to display, sell or trade in dyed or coloured chicks, ducklings and rabbits and can lead to a fine of up to $500 (€375).

9 According to British law, it is illegal for

members of parliament to attend the House of Commons whilst dressed in a suit of armour. The act was passed in the year 1313 by King Edward II and has never been repealed.

10 For those living in Spain, this may be

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SCORING: 4 letters: 1 point 5 letters: 2 points 6 letters: 3 points 7 letters: 4 points 8 or more letters: 11 points

5 According

law passed in the state of Mississippi states that should a man be caught seducing a woman of ‘previous chaste character’ by implying they will be married, he’s violated Section 97 of the state’s criminal code.

common knowledge, but the choice of footwear whilst driving in this sunny country is essential. Driving in flip flops, backless sandals or barefoot in Spain is illegal and could cost drivers a €150 fine on the spot if caught in the act.

PIG FARMING: Against the law in Israel. CHICKS: Cannot be sold unless in sixes.

How many English words can you find in the Boggled grid, according to the following rules? The letters must be adjoining in a ‘chain’. They can be adjacent horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Words must contain at least four letters and may include singular and plural or other derived forms. No letter may be used more than once within a single word, unless it appears twice. No vulgarities or proper nouns are permitted.

$1,136 (€851) and up to three months in jail. It’s also a $284 (€213) fine if you use a public toilet and forget to flush.

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A man being mugged by two thugs put up a tremendous fight! Finally, the thugs subdued him and took his wallet. Upon finding only two euros in the wallet, the surprised thug said “Why did you put up such a fight?” To which the man promptly replied “I was afraid that you would find the €200 hidden in my shoe!”


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Emergency supplies to think about What five individual items would you pack in a pre-prepared ‘Go-bag’ to take if ever faced with an emergency (fire, tsunami, IT’S not something that often crosses the mind unless an emergency actually occurs, what to take? Showing love shines through on the Costa Blanca, Norwegian Unni Kvam, aged 68, retired and now living in Torrevieja, struggled to think of five things to pack in a pre-prepared ‘go bag.’ The only thing she would want was her husband Kiell: “My husband is the most important thing to me and I think people get too hung up on material possessions. When we die we don’t take it with us do we,” she said. However on the Costa del Sol, Gordon Naylor, a retired fireman who lives in Alhaurin el Grande had a really good think about what he would take. Eventually with help from his daughter and son-in-law Gordon decided on practical items including “a torch, a lighter, a first aid kit, and an axe and mobile phone.” These he said were his final choice as they are “essential

LIGHT HEARTED: Linda would want something entertaining. survival items, except for the mobile phone which you could use to contact other people.” But a combination of practical and entertaining items were more up Linda Carson’s street. She said she would take “water, rice, a saucepan in which to cook the rice, a lighter to boil the rice and an OK magazine” to keep her occupied.

earthquake etc), which meant your home and all other belongings would be destroyed?

PRACTICAL MAN: Gordon nails the survival kit.

STREET TALK Waitress Shellie Williamson, aged 22, on holiday from Norfolk (UK) struggled to narrow it down to five things. She said: “That’s

INSEPARABLE: Unni would just want her husband Kiell with her.

really hard, I’d be very practical and have things like food, water, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and shampoo all ready to go. But then I also couldn’t live without my iPhone and hair straighteners and I’d want my photos with me.” Another point of view was to take things of sentimental value. “I would take only things that mean something to me, photo-

graphs, presents or items of sentimental value. Everything else can be replaced easily excepting memories,” said Michael Everitt from Gloucestershire. He moved to Spain a few years ago when his home in Britain was flooded and he lost several valuable sentimental items including photos. Josh Lovatt, 25, said he had spent lots of time deciding on what he would do in the case of a disaster. “Natural disasters are becoming more of a regular occurrence every day, so you have to be prepared,” he said. Josh has an entire plan of action should something happen to him. He would plan to take, “a bag of fertile soil, seeds and water to be self sufficient in growing your own food” along with “a stationery set to write letters. Mobile phones run out of battery, but you can ration what you write down” and finally “a trained pigeon, this way you have all the necessary items for survival and communication.”


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Benefits of a cucumber CUCUMBERS are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world, according to farming figures. Cucumber also has many health benefits and is

reported to be one of the best foods known for overall health. It is even referred to as a ‘superfood.’ There are many reasons cucumbers are so healthy,

the main being they contain 95 per cent water. That means eating cucumber ensures the body remains hydrated. These watery vegetables also contain most of the body’s required daily vitamins, including vitamin C found in the skin. Cucumber also has various health and beauty uses; the skin of cucumber can be used to treat skin irritations or burns in the same way as aloe vera. Also rings of cucumber are commonly used in beauty treatments to

HYDRATION: Eating cucumbers hydrates the body as they contain 95 per cent water. combat tired or puffy eyes. The silicon and sulfur content in cucumber can also be used to help stimulate hair growth. Need a clear mirror in the morning? Cucumber can be used to de-steam

mirrors, rub a slice of cucumber along a mirror before showering and it will prevent the mirror from fogging up. Nutritionists suggest eating a few slices of cucumber before bed to

combat hangovers. The high content of sugar, vitamins and electrolytes are enough to replenish essential nutrients and in turn reduce the intensity of hangovers and headaches.


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EST Indian Restaurant’ in 2011; ‘Best Front of House’ in 2012; and now, ‘Best Set Meal’ 2013. It is a hattrick of awards for Punjabi Palace in Los Montesinos, having been honoured for three consecutive years in local culinary awards. With accolades that like, it was time the Euro Weekly News went down to meet with some of their customers to find out exactly what makes them so special. “It is the best Indian restaurant we have ever been to” said Pam and Geoff Franks who travel once or twice a week from San Fulgencio to enjoy their food: “We have tried other Indian restaurants but there is nothing to match this. It is airconditioned so nice and warm in the winter and cool in the summer and they do anything for you, they make you feel so welcome.” Regular Janet, from Dolores agrees. She said she returns time and time again for the “food, service and friendly atmosphere.” Janet adds: “Nothing is too much bother and the variety of food is great. We have been coming for two years now.” Janet’s daughter Heather was visiting from Bristol (UK) and

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PUNJABI PALACE: Comfortable dining in award winning restaurant. it was already her second visit in a week: “It beats any Indian restaurant we have been to in the UK hands down.” With reviews like that, it is no wonder Punjabi Palace is an award winner. Situated in the heart of Los Montesinos overlooking the tranquil natural

park and children’s play area in Calle Mayor, the restaurant is open seven days a week offering the popular menu del dia from 12-3pm for €8.95 including popadoms, main dish, rice or naan bread, dessert or coffee and glass of wine, soft drink or small beer.

BUSY LUNCH: Menu del dia now voted ‘best set meal’ 2013. A full menu is on offer every evening with the talented chefs using spices from all different regions of India and cooking food to suit all tastes from very hot to mild and if the wide menu choice is a little daunting, the friendly, award winning front of house staff are always on hand

to advise and recommend dishes. Following on from it’s success, Punjabi Palace in La Murada is now also open. For more information or to book call the Los Montesinos restaurant on 966 720 383 or La Murada on 966 779 169.


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Foods for sunburn IN the summer months when rays from the sun are strong it’s not always easy to avoid sun damage. According to online health forums, experts claim that there are some foods that can help reverse sun damage to skin cells. Fish is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids which act as internal protection for new cells below the surface of the skin. Salmon and other seafood with a red-hue also contain a type of antioxidant called astaxanthin which alleviates the damaging and aging effects of too much exposure to the sun. Green tea contains another powerful anti-oxidant known as epigalloca-

PROTECTION: Fish gives internal protection, while cherries help repair.

techin-3gallate (EGCG), which combats skin inflammation. It also helps neutralise free radicals, limiting their ability to damage the

skin. Black tea can also help due to the content of quecetin found in the leaves which help protect skin cells. Cherries, particularly Montmorency cherries, contain melatonin, which acts as a barrier to protect skin against UV radiation and also stimulates skin growth in order to

repair sunburnt skin. Crimini mushrooms contain very high levels of a skin-protecting mineral known as selenium. This nutrient is vital in the production process of the anti-oxidant glutathione peroxidase which also fights against free radicals forming in the skin after sun exposure.


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said to ‘significantly reduce’ levels of the sulphur compounds that give garlic its flavour and strong smell. According to the scientists, reporting in the US’s Journal of Food and Science, it is the content of MILK: Helps to water and fat eliminate the odour. in milk that neutralises and skimmed deodorises the smell of reported results. garlic.

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Milk fights garlic breath ALTHOUGH garlic has huge health benefits, containing several vitamins and minerals, once consumed it can produce bad breath and body odour. And it can be a lasting problem with a strong smell lingering for hours or even days. This is due to a sulphur compound found in garlic known as allyl methyl sulphide or AMS, which can’t be broken down and digested in the human gut, and is therefore excreted from the body through breath and sweat. Scientists at the University of Ohio claim that drinking milk can combat the lingering odour of garlic breath. In tests with raw and cooked cloves, milk was

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That time of the year by Vicky Mcleod Family Matters HE summer holidays aren’t finished yet? Are you kidding me? There’s STILL another five weeks to go? WHAT? REALLY? La Gidg, and I are struggling. We’re struggling with protracted (ridiculously protracted in my opinion, but you probably already figured that out) holidays, with the heat, with what she wants versus what I have to do, and with each other. Showdowns about tidying up her bedroom are happening on a daily basis, I fear that we may not get out of the vacations alive. It’s hard to explain to someone who doesn’t have children of school age just exactly what a miserable thing it can be to have a child off school for three months whilst you are also trying to work for a living. I have practiced and honed my argument about the length of the Mallorca summer

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: With still five weeks to go, are your children becoming bored? holidays over many years now, so forgive me if you’ve heard this one before. I live on an island. The island’s main income comes from tourism which is at its peak during the summer months. Most of the people who live here, and have children at public schools, also work in the tourism industry or

are in some way connected to the industry, which means that they are at their busiest in the middle of the summer. So why make the long school break coincide with this time? How can anyone enjoy this when they have to struggle with children moaning and complaining about summer school (why don’t they ever

seem to enjoy it?). You can’t work properly if your children are unhappy or not settled in their school. Why instead can’t we take a long break in December and January and February? You know what answer you get to this question? That it is too hot in the schools in the summer. I have two words: Air

Conditioning. They have to heat the schools in the winter, why not just swap that attitude around? Teachers and schools aren’t babysitters, and they’re probably the only ones who actually want to have three months off in the summer. But understand this, the money that I pay for my daughter to attend summer school so that my husband and I can continue to work and earn money for our family and pay our taxes? Yeah, you guessed it; we can’t include it in our accounts and expenses. It’s almost as if the Spanish Government thinks that this is a luxury. It’s almost as if the Spanish Government thinks that the woman should stay at home and look after the children . . . ah, hang on a minute. . . let’s start a revolution, I want to campaign for parents in business to be able to claim for their child care. Find me at www.family mattersmallorca.com.


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Your pet is actually taking care of you WANT to hear some healthy talk? Then tune in to Pets, Vets and Guests show on Talk Radio Europe. It will be starting its third year on September 7 and every Saturday at 10 am. You’ll learn why people who have pets also have lower blood pressure, higher good cholesterol, and a healthier outlook. Surprised? Join David the Dogman, a specialist on all aspects of dog training and behaviour with Nazli, a Vet from the Pointer Clinic Estepona, Celia Haddon a specialist on all small animals who was the agony aunt with the Telegraph for over 20 years and Anna Frick, a trainer and behaviourist. Do you want to know about the spiritual qualities of animals? They will discuss medical and social scientific proof that pets make people better. They will take you to a whole new level of appreciation for our

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FOUR FOOTED FRIEND: Rescue an animal and you will rescue yourself. yourself. So don’t miss Pets, Vets and Guests on Talk Radio Europe. Be sure to listen and tell a friend it’s the only live pet show in Spain!

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Don’t let drink do your talking HOLIDAYMAKERS are being urged to think before they drink too much when in Spain. The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office says that many Britons abroad find themselves in trouble with the police or seriously hurt after drinking excessively. Now it is asking expatriates to pass on to visiting friends and relatives the message: “On holiday, don’t let drink do your talking.” It is encouraging young holidaymakers to think before and while they drink to avoid

putting themselves at risk of serious harm and ending up in hospital, jail or even worse. New research shows that around half (51 per cent) of 16-24 year olds say they are likely to drink more on holiday than at home. Almost two thirds (62 per cent) attributed this to alcohol being cheaper. Peer pressure is also a major factor, with 40 per cent of those surveyed saying they had felt pressure from friends to drink more than they wanted to. Will Middleton, Consular Regional

NEW MESSAGE: Have fun, but drink responsibly. Director for Spain said: “Going on holiday is a great opportunity to relax and have fun with family and friends, and enjoying a drink can be part of that. We’re not telling people to stop drinking but we do want people to be aware of the consequences of drinking to excess – and our research shows almost half of young people understand them

already. “Drinking can impair judgement. The effect of being hospitalised or arrested overseas goes far beyond a ruined holiday and can have a devastating impact on family and friends. “So our message is have fun in the sun, but drink responsibly so you don’t put yourself at risk of harm.”


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Growing tasty and healthy vegetables GROWING YOUR OWN: Start making preparations in order to have your first crop for Christmas.

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F you have never grown vegetables in Spain now is a good time to start making preparations in order to have some first crops for Christmas. If you are already an active vegetable gardener there is much to do from harvesting and storing summer crops to preparing beds for October plantings. We look at both this week.

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1. Starting a vegetable garden a. First decide on the scale of your vegetable growing. This can range from growing a few vegetables in a few large

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pots and containers to a four square metre raised bed in a corner of a garden to a full plot of 100 to 400 m2. b. If you are planning a mini garden collect the necessary number of containers. Choose ones that will look aesthetic or can be disguised.

As a half way house to a raised bed an old bath is ideal as a mini vegetable bed. We assume that you do not have a compost heap so fill all con-tainers with a mix of potting compost and the worm humus that is now available in garden centres in bags, or use a bag of organic fibrous compost prepared from goat manure which is sold at many local agricultural cooperatives. c. If you plan raised beds start to build the walls as soon as possible. Aim at a 30 to 40 centimetres minimum height and a width of 70 to 100 centimetres wide. The

length can be anything from two metres to thirty metres! Why not a long raised bed along the back of the garden or along one side? When the walls are built fill the bed with a mix of compost and soil. If you have a compost heap use the next batch of finished compost. If you live near an eco park that sells inexpensive compost, buy that. If not purchase bags of organic compost from a garden centre or agricultural cooperative. Aim for a 25 to 35 per cent compost to 65 to 75 per cent soil mix. d. If you plan a large plot clear it of all weeds


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PLANTINGS: Some vegetables can be used for chutney.

2. First sowings or plantings The crops suitable for sowing or planting as purchased plantlets in September include lettuces, carrots, rocket, radishes spinach, chard, broccoli, onions, leeks and potatoes to produce new potatoes for Christmas. When you sow remember that they will need watering until the autumn rains. 3. Progressing the established vegetable garden a. Harvesting will be in full swing and now is the time to store or process excess crops for the winter. Dig up any

remaining onions and garlic. Wash off the earth, lay out to dry for a week and then hang in bunches or plaits in a cool dry place to store. Melons, squash and pumpkins can be stored on shelves in a cool dry cellar, garage or north facing naya. Dig up peanuts, wash, dry in the sun and store in a dry cool place until baking in a low oven or eating fresh. Excess tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, and cucumbers can be processed into chutneys and tomatoes and beans bottled in brine. Also start some pickled onions by bottling onions in a cider vinegar and water solution pre boiled with some pickling spice. b. Remove all plants as they finish cropping. Put healthy material on the compost heap and burn anything diseased. c. Continue to look out for summer pests and fungal attacks, especially on tomatoes and peppers. As a precaution dust the plants lightly with natural sulphur through an old sock. Prune and feed tomato plants to encourage new growth

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and dig, plough or rotovate the soil to a fine tilth. On the last working, mix in two 20 litre plastic buckets - the sort Spanish builders use - of well rotted compost and manures or the compost from an eco park. Leave for a fortnight to settle, removing any weeds that come up, before you plant anything. e. In the above suggestions we have assumed that you are planning to grow organic vegetables.

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and a continuation of tomatoes into late autumn. d. Feed the paella beans planted in July and pinch out the ends of flowers on the butter beans. e. Don’t forget to water or irrigate until the autumn rains. f. Make the sowings listed in section ‘2’ above. g. Turn the compost heap, watering each layer to ensure that it is damp after the summer suns. These tips should get you going but you will

learn much more by purchasing copies of our vegetable growing bible ‘Growing Healthy Vegetables In Spain’ and our good eating guide ‘Living Well From Our Garden.’ Both available from Amazon Books. Next week we will focus on recently received readers questions. © Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com August 2013


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Working some Feng Shui principles into gardens GARDENING with Feng Shui principles means that you are literally working with the Chinese design philosophy of wind and water. These are the main sources of life energy in Chinese traditional beliefs. Life energy called chi supposedly brings blessings and harmony into people’s life and environment. So when designing using Feng Shui principles, people should make sure there is enough space for ‘energy’ to flow and run properly. There are many things that people can put in their gardens to bring out the joy and chi that is needed, according to practitioners. For example, fountains give the water element

which is part of the Wind chimes, even with mentioned philosophy. the slightest breeze, The feature does not bring a little soothing have to be a certain harmony to the garden. shape, as long as it Placing the chimes next harmonises with the to the fountain feature garden, and the home will bring out the essence owner is happy of Feng Shui. with it, and it is People should within their make sure Working budget! the chimes with the Feng are made Shui from philosophy considers quality of wind and birds to be material as messengers they have to water from heaven be durable in all weathers. as well as being Garden lights highsymbols of inspiration and freedom, so it is light the points in the important for the garden that need to be fountains to have space brought out. Lights are in many for the birds to bathe in. available Why not make space in different shapes and the garden for bird sizes to fit in whatever feeders? Your garden is a sized garden is being space from nature, make designed. The key to garden space for it!

WIND CHIMES: Bring a little soothing harmony to gardens. design is to keep everything balanced and each element in harmony with each other. Good Feng Shui of a garden means bringing a lot of things together and that can also mean bringing the ‘energy’ of a statue. Sculptures of angels, fairies, houses etc can bring a touch of interest and even humour to a garden, if picked with care. Stepping stones add a new way of saying that life is a pathway. You have to take one step at a time, day-by-day. Often in life people try to take life in one go and forget that they should take

SCULPTURES: Fairies or angels can bring a touch of interest and even humour, if picked with care. things slowly, so having the stepping stones is like having a healing process in the garden. Having round balls in gardens became very

popular a few years ago. In regards to Feng Shui, they are considered good protection as they bounce back negative energy.


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Construction grows in Spain, bucking the European trend bucking the European trend and getting back on its feet after a 4.1 per cent surge in activity. Whilst the Eurozone average for the amount being constructed was down by 3 per cent in June compared with the same month in 2012, Spain was one of just three countries across the whole EU to show a rise.

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RISE IN ACTIVITY: Surge of 4.1 per cent is encouraging.

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The percentage of 4.1 per cent puts Spain behind only Hungary (booming with a 12.5 per cent rise) and Sweden (3.1 per cent) in the league table of construction growth presented by the EU’s statistical Office Eurostat. And that carries on the recovery seen in May when the Spanish building industry was

4.4 per cent busier than in May 2012. But the figures only show a percentage rise, they do not show the actual volumes of construction work. In the EU, construction declined 1.5 per cent year-on-year. Worst performers were Poland (16.3 per cent down), Portugal (12 per cent down), Slovakia (10.7 per cent down) and Czech Republic (9.8 per cent down). On a month by month basis European construction has started to grow. The EU as a whole saw a rise of 0.3 per cent from May in the Eurozone and 0.5 per cent in the EU as a whole.


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Glass curtains, a good choice for balconies THE property market is in recovery, yet some homeowners still experience difficulty in the current climate to sell properties in Spain. Therefore many homeowners are opting to simply extend their property rather than selling up. For many property owners in Spain a good solution for the problem of adding more living space to houses and apartments are glass curtains. They are a series of interconnecting windows or panes of glass that fit together and slide open or closed with ease. As they rarely have heavy framework they do not obstruct idyllic coastal or country views.

One vital reason many homeowners in Spain are opting for this choice of extension is that adding glass curtains to a property does not require a building licence. Therefore the legality of doing so is far easier than building the framework for a larger extension. The other upside to glass curtains is they can meet various requirements regarding the size and shape of a property and can be designed and adapted to fit corners, curves and tricky angular features. And of course the option of a building extension to a flat is somewhat limited. It is more feasible to enclose a balcony.

ENHANCING: Nothing to spoil the views.


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Plot bargains aiming to attract younger residents to Olmeda A SPANISH village has come up with an unusual idea in an attempt to attract young blood and rejuvenate an aged community.

The village council is auctioning off 15 abandoned plots with prices from as little as €600 under the sole condition that they should be used to build a

house on within two-and-a-half years. The Spanish Official Bulletin (BOE) published further specifications for this auction that will finish on September 13

Egg inspiration for eco designs A SERIES of eco-dwellings, a form of sustainable housing made from reclaimed materials, have been designed in the shape of giant eggs. Designers at BMT Asia Pacific have designed a series of houseboats, floating lodges and beach houses as part of the project. The structures, which are the first models in the Sea-Suite series, were designed by Richard Colwill and Henry Ward of Henry Ward Design. The first of the series of plans is a floating lodge which is shaped as an egg-

like structure. The company’s spokesman has described a luxury space surrounded by expansive shaded windows. This includes a six metre high lounge which attracts light from either side, is surrounded by decking and with easy access to the water. BMT said that the shape of the designs had provided a number of exciting possibilities for new builds. FLOATING LODGE: Luxury egg-shaped structure.

and has already attracted a number of people. Jose Luis Regacho, Mayor of Olmeda de la Cuesta, said it is Spain’s most aged village according to a demographic report by the BBVA Foundation. For that reason it needs to attract younger residents. Only an hour’s drive from Madrid, the village has a population of 39 people, the youngest being in his sixties. And the number is decreasing as the residents are gradually dying. With the idea of fighting rural to urban migration, and certainly with a desire of attracting younger people, the council is selling off the plots of different sizes at very attractive prices. The smallest plot is 30 square metres in size and can be bought for €600, whereas the biggest is 283 square metres and is €3,450. Anyone who buys a plot but does not finish construction within the designated time will lose the land.


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RELEASED: The Scottish ospreys are released onto the north Spanish coast near Bilbao. INSET: The team responsible for the birds’ reintegration to the area.

Scots helping in the Basque osprey reintroduction plan

By Dilip Kuner TAKING heart from the success of the reestablishment of Ospreys in Scotland the bird, long since extinct on the Spanish mainland, is being reintroduced. And it is Scottish birds that are leading the way in the reintroduction process. Twelve young Scottish ospreys have been released on the north Spanish coast near Bilbao, as the first stage of a five-year project to restore breeding ospreys to the Basque country. Ospreys were persecuted to extinction in Britain by the early 20th century. They slowly began to recolonise in the 1950s, and since then, ospreys have spread slowly but steadily in Scotland, where over 200 pairs now nest. Conservationists are hoping to repeat the success in Spain. Last year, the Biscay Regional Council and the Urdaibai Bird Centre asked Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for permission for the project. SNH issued a special licence in 2013 to Roy Dennis of the Highland Foundation for Wildlife to collect 12 young ospreys from nests with more than one young in the Scottish Highlands and Moray. Earlier this month the 12 ospreys were released in the Basque Country and are faring ‘extremely well’. Five days after being released, one of the birds has even caught its first fish in the estuary. Once released, the young birds were able to come back to nest platforms containing a daily supply of fresh fish which they would take away and eat, as if

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a parent had provided food for them. The birds were released at Urdaibai estuary to the north of Bilbao. This estuary is regularly used by migrating Scottish ospreys, travelling to and from West Africa in spring and autumn. But no pair has nested there since the 1960s. It was the temporary home in spring 2008 for osprey, Logie, who was tracked by Roy Dennis using the first GPS satellite transmitter fitted to a British osprey. At that time, Aitor Galarza, who is now involved in the osprey reintroduction, found and photographed Logie. This resulted in a partnership between Scotland and the Basque Country to restore breeding ospreys. This project follows the successful reintroduction of ospreys to Andalucia which involved birds from Germany, Finland and Scotland. Five Scottish chicks were flown to Malaga before being taken

to a new home in Cadiz province. The first pair to breed in 2008 was a Scottish female and German male. In 2013, the project team in Andalucia identified 13 breeding pairs. The osprey had been extinct for many years in mainland Spain. Roy Dennis said: “It’s been really great that we have been able to help the Basque people try to restore breeding ospreys and we are very grateful to SNH for their support and to all the people who helped us with the collection and translocation. We wish the project success.” Susan Davies, SNH’s Director of Policy & Advice, said: “Ospreys are doing well in Scotland, so we’re in a terrific position to be able to help reintroduce these

wonderful birds. A population of breeding ospreys in the Basque Country should make the overall population in Europe stronger.” Dr Aitor Galarza, the Project Director, added: “We are so pleased that we have young ospreys flying in Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve at the start of an exciting project. There is huge public interest and we are most grateful to Scotland for their support.” In early July this year, suitable nests were visited between Caithness and Strathspey and 12 young birds were selected. They came from nests on private land or Forestry Commission Scotland land. Birds were inspected by Jane Harley of the Grantown-on-Spey vet practice on July 8 and at dawn the next day they were taken to Aberdeen Airport and flown by British Airways to Heathrow. Roy Dennis and Dr Aitor Galarza from the Biscay Department of the Environment accompanied the ospreys and were able to feed them en route to Spain at the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow Airport. Later that night, they reached the specially built cages overlooking Urdaibai estuary to the north of Bilbao. Three birds were placed in each cage and were fed by the bird centre staff on fresh fish delivered through openings in the back of the cages. The young ospreys were unable to see the people feeding them and during July they grew to full-size, learnt to fly and were able to watch estuary activities.


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HILST we enjoy the last few weeks of the summer, it is time to start thinking about caring for our pools throughout the cooler months. The Pool People offer every type of service you could ever want or need for the care and maintenance of your pool. Having been established for around 10 years, owner Andrew Morton has built up a dedicated and experienced team who work across the Costa Blanca from Gran Alacant down to the Mar Menor and inland, cleaning, repairing and maintaining private and community pools. It is just as important to care for them throughout winter just as much as in summer during their high usage and with three different pool cleaning packages available, costing from just €65 a month for weekly visits all year round, the Pool People offer an affordable option for everyone to take the hassle out of caring for your pool. This is ideal for those wanting to simply enjoy the benefits of the ultimate garden water feature without worrying about chlorine levels and chemicals or the state of their pool if they

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THE POOL PEOPLE: For all pool construction, repairs and maintenance. spend a period of time away from Spain. Other services also include pressure testing and leak detection; pump replacement service, pool heating and lighting and regrouting costing from €695. Underwater tiling is also available for small areas with prices from €75 for replacing up to 50 mosaic tiles.

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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. We are situated on Avenida Del Furs close to the Fountain Roundabout and immediate left by Don Colchon bed shop. (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 (95461) 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.Commu nityChurch@gmail.com or Eddie on 966 769 300 / 650 509 606 (95463) TCF is a multi-national English speaking church now located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja. The Sunday Ser-

vice, 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.acacostablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042 (95465) 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 email 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

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International Christian Assembly Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja Evangelical non-denominational Sunday services 11am Children’s church 11am House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. Pastor, Rafael Restrepo All nationalities welcome 966 799 273 / 660 127 276. (95476)

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Motor 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 (207499)

PROFESSIONAL Tantra massages, day sessions, workshops and training. Singles and couples welcome. Martin and Maria. 617 779 237 / martin@alegraluz.com (207794)

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KIDEASE NURSERY HIRE. Wide range of Children’s Equipment FOR HIRE. FREE DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK. Family business. Tel: 966 764 267 / 665 124 448 www.kideasenurseryhire.com (219017)

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PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. www.protectapet.eu (216721)

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Pet Charities EASYHORSE CARE RESCUE CENTRE We aim to rescue HORSES. If you would like to DONATE please call 965 967 033 or sales@easy horsecare.net www.easyhorse care.net or call Sue 652 021 980 (95706) 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.spa ma-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM (95707) 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) GATAMI ORGANISATION, to help kittens and cats, looking for good homes, also spaying wild cats in the community. Kittens require adoption, fully vaccinated, dewormed, de-fleed. We also need volunteers to help Car boot sale in Polop on Sundays Tel Anna: 966 806 976 / 654 729 977 (95709)

Plumber MR FIXIT. For all your electrical, plumbing, general & appliance & boiler repairs. No call out charge. 698 320 434 (206577)

Pool Services YES YOU CAN HAVE A POOL - We design & install Wooden AboveGround 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@piscinas madera.com - Tel: 965 050 064 / 634 322 672 www.piscinas madera.com (208251)


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SM21 - West facing spacious third floor (top) 3 bed apt in a secure building with lift near town centre overlooking the Ramblas, Pilar de la Horadada. Build size 106sqm, 2 full bathrooms, separate kitchen, small terrace, large communal roof solarium and lovely communal pool. For long term let 500€ pcm. 965 720 766. (89468)

RENTAL PROPERTY urgently required in all areas of the Costa Blanca. We have clients waiting for apartments, townhouses and bungalows. All tenants have references and require long term Contracts. Call us to discuss your requirements 966 260 877 or from the UK 0203 411 7758 or email pmr@pmrspain.com. (209100)

SM106 - El Galan - spacious, part furnished, 3 bed detached villa in El Galan, San Miguel. 2 bathrooms, dining room, private swimming pool, patio area. For long term let 695€ pcm - 965 720 766 (89468)

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TORREVIEJA: Sector 25. Detached 2 bed villa. F/f, two double bedrooms, 2 baths, solarium, sun all day. For long term. 450€ pcm incl Contract. Ref: 173. Tel: 966 707 074 (205035) TORREVIEJA/TORREBLANCA : 2 bed f/furn Apt. F/f kitchen, lounge/diner, balcony. F/tiled bathroom. 375€ pcm incl contract. Ref: 175. Tel: 966 707 074 (205035) PINAMAR/GUARDAMAR: 2 bed t/house, mins to beach, terrace back & front. From 435€ pcm incl contract. Ref: 171. Tel: 966 707 074 (205035)

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TORREVIEJA: Furn 2 bed apt, conv location, balcony, Nr Los Locos/Del Cura beaches. Contract inc. 395€ pcm. Ref: 170. Tel: 966 707 074 (205035) ACEQUION/TORREVIEJA: 3 bed attic apt, close beach, shops, etc. F/f, large balcony, 2 beds, 450€ pcm incl contract. Ref: 130. Tel: 966 707 074 (205035)

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TYPICAL villa in La Matanza (Orihuela), 3 bed/1 large bathroom, fully furnished, 4,700m2 plot with citrus fruits, swimming pool and 3 covered terraces. Wooden shed incl tools. You have to see this villa. Price 239,000€. Tel 660 875 404, email leaart@hotmail.com (216607)

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according to the manufacturer. With a wide spread of ratios and improved efficiency, the new transmission delivers improved economy, reduced emissions, enhanced performance and greater comfort, claim Range Rover. Available as an option, Active Driveline monitors vehicle dynamics and automatically reconnects four-wheel drive (within 300 milliseconds) whenever it is needed. It also features Active Torque Biasing with electronic-Diff (e-Diff) technology to distribute torque between the rear wheels, optimising traction and stability. With the nine speed automatic transmission and Active Driveline combined, fuel economy is improved by up to 11.4 per cent and CO2 emissions are reduced by as much as 9.5 per cent. For the 2014 model, the driver assistance capabiliguide and projection ties of Evoque are enhanheadlamps add a dynamic, ced by the introduction of high-tech feel to the features including Park Exit Elantra, say the manu(to automatically exit facturers. parallel parking bays), When seen from the Perpen-dicular Park (to side, the redesigned 17position the car centrally in inch two-tone alloy wheels parking bays), Closing and chrome moulding on Vehicle Sensing and its belt line accentuate the Reverse Traffic Detection Elantra’s image. (to warn drivers of Interior design elements oncoming traffic), Lane were modified with the aim Departure Warning, Traffic of improving usability, Sign Recognition and reflecting feedback from Wade Sensing. customers of the previous The Evoque have Elantra, say the manuavailable as an option Land facturers. Rover’s InControlTM The new Elantra also Remote and InControlTM comes equipped with highSecure. tech convenience features Land Rover InControlTM such as advanced SPAS Remote allows owners to (Smart Parking Assist trigger an SOS Emergency System) and flex steer. Call if in an accident, the In particular, a diesel Land Rover InControlTM version was added to its Secure tracks the vehicle in line-up to respond to its the event of a theft. growing popularity.

Now facelifted Elantra launched by Hyundai HYUNDAI Motor Company officially launched the facelifted Elantra in the

Korean market. Aiming to further strengthen its presence in one of the world’s most competitive segments, the company brought back the new Elantra with a refreshed design and improved product features. The Elantra will hit the Spanish market in 2014. Prices to be confirmed.

The facelifted Elantra, badged as Avante in the Korean market, features an overall length of 4,550mm, which is 20mm longer than the previous one, while its wheelbase remains the same. The newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps, as well as adoption of LED light

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City stunned in Wales, Arsenal bounce back, US Open continues in New York THE US Open Tennis tournament started at Flushing Meadows on Monday and no doubt there’ll be a few surprises in both the men’s and women’s competitions with Andy Murray hoping to retain his title. Swansea and Spurs play the second legs of their Europa League play-off games tonight (Thursday) and Chelsea meet Bayern Munich in the Super Cup tomorrow (Friday) evening, ahead of more cracking Premiership games this weekend, including North London derby (ArsenalSpurs) and LiverpoolManchester United. FOOTBALL - In recent Champions League qualifiers, Arsenal beat Fenerbahce in Turkey 3-0 but Celtic lost 2-0 in Kazakhstan while in the Europa League, there were first leg play-off wins for Spurs 5-0 at Dinamo Tbilisi and Swansea, 5-1 over Astra Ploiesti 5-1. This was NOT Spurs’ biggest away win in Europe - they beat Drogheda (Ireland) 6-0 in the UEFA Cup in 1983. Nor was it Swansea’s best home win, they walloped Sliema Wanderers (Malta) 12-0 in the old European Cup

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Winners Cup 30 years ago. The return legs of these four games were scheduled for this week. Last weekend’s ‘League’ action saw away wins for Arsenal at Fulham, Liverpool at Villa but surprise, surprise, Manchester City lost at Cardiff, while Spurs beat Swansea and champions Manchester United drew 0-0 against Chelsea on Monday. Nottingham Forest (Championship), Leyton Orient (FL1), Oxford (FL2), Inverness Caledonian Thistle (SPL), Hamilton (SLC), Rangers (SL1) and East Stirling (SL2) all top their respective divisions. * The transfer deadline ends this weekend and at the time of going to print, Gareth Bale was set to leave Spurs for Real Madrid for a world record fee of £86m (€100.8m).

I expect 200+ deals to take place over the next 72 hours. * Gareth Southgate has been named as England’s U21 coach. CRICKET - After a brilliant last day when England (377 and 206-5) were set 227 to win, the rain-affected fifth and final Test against Australia (492-6

dec. and 111-6 dec.) ended in a draw. Shane Watson (176) and Steve Smith (138) scored centuries for the tourists while England quickie James Anderson has moved ahead of Bob Willis in the wicket-takers list with 330. Sir Ian Botham (383) is England’s top man.

Brad Haddin, the Aussies wicketkeeper claimed a world record 29 dismissals in the series. Chris Tremlett, left out of the Ashes team, took 8-96 for Surrey at Durham. RUGBY - A Wembley crowd of 78,213 saw Wigan beat Hull 160 in the 2013 Rugby League Challenge Cup final.

Elsewhere, the Australians continue to struggle in the sporting world; they crashed 27-16 to New Zealand in a Rugby Union international. MOTOR SPORT - Last Sunday’s Belgium Grand Prix at Spa was won by Sebastian Vettel, ahead of Fernando Alonso with Lewis Hamilton third. The next race is at Monza, Italy on September 8. And it looks certain that Kimi Raikkonen will leave Lotus for Ferrari at the end of this current season. The Czech Republic MotoGP was won by Spanish teenage sensation, Marc Marquez.

MOTOGP: Won by Marc Marquez.

Happy Days play Font Del Llop HAPPY DAYS GS played at Font Del Llop and were surprised at the low turn out.

The course was in superb condition and a pleasure to play, with fairways and greens in

Jim beats the course BULL FLANAGAN visited the popular course at Altorreal where visiting societies get a warm welcome. Good support from members meant that 31 players headed down the motorway for what they all hoped would be a good day’s golf. Only one person, Jim Bryce, was able to beat the course and returned to the clubhouse with 38 points. He was followed home by new member Barrie Hopkinson (34) with Alan Gifford (33) third. A large number of players returned scores between 28 and 33 and they all were in with a chance of getting in the frame for best front nine, which was taken by John Chatham and best back nine, which was taken by Chris Smith. Nearest the pin winners were John Chatham, Alan Gifford and Chris Stott. Next meeting is on September 20 at Vistabella which will be the Captain’s Day.

excellent condition, said members. They played their usual stableford format and with the breeze blowing up the valley, it helped against the heat and humidity, with some very good scores coming in. Winner was Peter Pimm with 34 points. David Bishop (20) took the front nine and Mike Marsh (19) the back nine. Nearest the pins were Phil Taw, Mike Marsh and Les Hopps. A quick drink in the club house then back to Happy Days in Catral for the prize giving and another lovely meal prepared by Marta. Our next game is on Tuesday at Alenda. Meet at 8.30 am at Happy Days Catral. Anyone interested in joining the society or playing the odd game, contact Happy Days on 966 198 337.


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MEMBERS: Gathered for their 1st anniversary game.

ROBBIE REA: Congratulations.

Happy birthday TMGS

THE MEMBERS GOLF SOCIETY (TMGS) played at Campoamor for its first anniversary game. There were many prizes on offer donated by Quiet Coast SL for which members appreciated. The Best Visitors top spot was taken by A. Ricketts with 35 points and new member Jesus Lozano in second place with 32 points. The Silver Division was won by a lifetime member, Robbie Rea. His 37 points pushed back George Chapman into second spot (36) and Les Wilton (33) into third. The Gold Division players didn’t fare much better and it only needed 36 points from Alan Rixson to take top

spot with Richard Wale pushing John Eyre into third with 35 points. Nearest the pins were won by Alan Rixson, Steve Higgins and Robert Ricketts and in addition there were prizes for longest drives won by Janet Mason and Alan Rixson. Congratulations go to the inaugural champion of the Anniversary Shield, Robbie Rea. More information: www.tmgs.org or call the Match Secretary on 966 719 604. TMGS also run small matches on Fridays. Contact Steve Higgins on 968 978 188.

It’s back to Las Colinas TORREGOLF:EU paid a second visit to Las Colinas in less than a month. With ideal conditions it was strange that only seven players managed to score more than 30 points so the results of the stableford competition were: In Category One first was Kevin Edwards 37 points with Sam McReynolds (35) in second and Mac Mcdonnell (34) third on countback. In Category Two Brian Coombes came top with 36 points.

Second placed was David Winder (35) and third Tony Mackman (29). Nearest the pins were Brian Coombes, Tony Mackman (twice), Vee

Hardwidge and Kevin Edwards. The Full Monte prize in support of the local football team C.D. Montesinos went to Chris Rose. Next match

is at Vistabella on September 7. More information: David Winder 626 774 157 or email him at davidwinder.torregolf@ gmail.com.

ELCHE travel to fellow promoted club Almeria hoping for a win tomorrow (Friday). They know the Andalucian team well having fought out some tough matches with them over the last season. They will go there full of confidence after a morale boosting draw at home to Real Sociedad. The Martínez Valero stadium, hosting its first top league match in a quarter of a century, was crammed with 23,859 fans. And they were given something to cheer when Coro (Ferran Corominas) scored from a corner. But they could not hold on for the win. Nevertheless they will travel to Almeria in good heart with Fidel Chaves saying the team would be fighting hard for a win. Talking to the club’s website he said: “It will be a difficult game against a team that will be a direct rival for survival. We know the level they can show because last year we played several games. “What we do know is that we will travel with all the desire and intention to take the win.” BBVA LEAGUE - 1ª Division

Champions League

Europa League

Relegation

PT

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Barcelona

6

2

2

0

0

8

0

Atlético

6

2

2

0

0

8

1

Athletic

6

2

2

0

0

4

1

Villarreal

6

2

2

0

0

5

3

Real Madrid

6

2

2

0

0

3

1

Espanyol

4

2

1

1

0

5

3

R. Sociedad

4

2

1

1

0

3

1

Celta

4

2

1

1

0

4

3

Granada

3

2

1

0

1

2

2

Valencia

3

2

1

0

1

2

3

Rayo

3

2

1

0

1

3

5

Almería

1

2

0

1

1

4

5

Getafe

1

2

0

1

1

2

4

Sevilla

1

2

0

0

1

1

3

Elche

1

2

0

1

1

1

4

Levante

1

2

0

1

1

0

7

Betis

0

2

0

0

2

2

4

Valladolid

0

2

0

0

2

2

4

Málaga

0

2

0

0

2

0

2

Osasuna

0

2

0

0

2

1

4

Position as of Wednesday noon.

Don’t miss 2013 Cannonball Run IF you are interested in cars (classic, racing or sporty) then don’t miss the annual Cannonball 2000 Run which is now under way and will run through the Costa Blanca in the next few days. The 2013 ‘Run’ featuring 40 cars of all shapes and sizes, started at London’s Canary Wharf on Monday, passed through Amsterdam on Tuesday and Geneva on Wednesday and will visit Cannes today. Tomorrow the drivers continue down to Valencia before heading south via Alicante, Murcia and Almeria to Marbella, arriving there on Saturday where they will stay for two nights, giving enthusiasts the chance to see and admire the cars close up. One of the main drivers in the ‘run’ is Englishman Mark Moore, born in Quinton, Birmingham and now living in Kinver near Stourbridge. With his chief navigator Paul Groves (his work colleague) Mark will be seated in a Mercedes C63 AMG Automatic with a 6.2 litre, 457 bhp engine. An established racing campaigner, having competed in sprint and hill climbs, Mark has driven several Formula 1 circuits.

TORREGOLF:EU: Some of the members paid a second visit to the course.

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