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Russian inquiry RUSSIAN authorities are investigating a Russian millionaire based in Palma for alleged fraud of several million euros. They have requested help from the local courts. POSITIVE TOURISM: Record hotel occupancy levels are expected for August and September.

Bumper summer for Mallorcan hoteliers RECORD hotel occupancy levels are expected in Mallorca for August and September. The same positive results are also expected for tourist

expenditure and for passengers at the port and airport. Many of the main tour operators cancelled all flights to Cairo until mid-

Fraudulent online art sale A MAN, 47, was arrested for trying to sell a forged painting, supposedly by an artist from Mallorca, online. The artist herself went to the Guardia Civil in Sineu to report that a painting was on sale on a website selling second-hand goods and the seller attributed it to her, although she had not painted it. She said that her works are only sold in exhibitions in specialised art galleries and that they fetch considerably more than the seller was asking. Guardia Civil arranged a meeting with the seller, a man from the Dominican Republic, who was identified and arrested in Illetes.

September which had a positive effect for tourism in the Balearic Islands, attracting more visitors from Germany, Britain, Scandinavian, France and Russia. Data from May, June and July place Mallorca as the leading destination in Spain for hotel occupancy and tourist expenditure. The most popular areas are Playa de Palma, Peguera, Santa Ponsa, Alcudia-Can Picafort, Cala d’Or, Capdepera, Palmanova-Magaluf, Cala Major, Son Servera and Cala Millor. September is expected to be the most positive month, as it attracts tourists with higher spending power to the islands. In July, tourists in the Balearic Islands spent €2.05 billion, the best in Spain.

Get out! HOTELS have thrown out a total of 219 tourists in Palmanova and Magaluf this year for rowdy behaviour, by causing damage and disturbing other guests, according to the local hoteliers’ association.

Still waiting THE MES per Palma political coalition has complained that tourism discount cards planned for the city which were due to be available two years ago and still aren’t.

Sex pest A MAN, 57, was arrested in Palma for allegedly paying children aged between 13 and 17, fees in order to sexually abuse them in his home.


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INVOLVED: Queen Sofia is carrying out charity campaigns with her foundation.

Queen Sofia’s fruity suggestion

QUEEN SOFIA is looking at ways to turn fruit surpluses into non-perishable food items. A foundation she set up in her name is looking at the possibility along with the Spanish Food Banks Association. Feeding the poor and avoiding waste would appear to be something close to her heart. She recently visited the Balearic Food Bank in Mercapalma, a charity that distributes food among those in need in the Balearic Islands.

The queen was joined in her visit by the charity’s president Jose Falco, and the Health and Social Services Minister, Ana Mato. Together they went round the food bank premises and met different authorities. Queen Sofia also asked volunteers about their work and learned that the charity distributed nearly 1.5 tonnes of food helping 41,000 people in the Balearic Islands.

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Tourism boost CENTRAL government figures show a 1.7 per cent rise in tourists to the Balearic Islands in July compared to the same period last year.ç

No cover AN estimated 20,000 people have lost Spanish National Health Service cover following a law passed by the central government in 2012, claims French NGO Doctors of the World.

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Summer storms in Mallorca SUMMER storms dumped up to 50 litres of water per square metre on parts of Mallorca as thousands of lightning bolts struck the island. The storms left behind flooded homes and businesses in some areas, alongside damaged infrastructure due to fallen trees and rubble. The regions with the most recorded rainfall were Artá which recorded 50.6l/m2 rain, Muro-

s’Albufera (49.6) and Palma (43.7). Calvia suffered some seafront flooding after 48.1 litres/m2 fell. Emergency services have reported receiving 3,383 calls regarding 60 incidents over the course of Monday and Tuesday across the Balearic Islands, most of which they say were related to the storms in Mallorca. An estimated 9,500 bolts of lightning struck the Balearics.

An Endesa generator was struck and left three hotels and some souvenir shops in Son Bauló, Can Picafort without any lighting for up to 10 hours. Owners claim that engineers didn’t appear until four hours after the incident had occurred. Palma firemen were called out to deal with several incidents including a flooded seaside promenade in Palma under a metre of water.

THE Egyptian Mummy Exposition - The secret of life on the outside comes to the CaixaForum in Palma. The exposition will explore rituals, studies and artefacts from ancient Egypt.

GAY couple living in Tramuntana in Mallorca are expecting twins and triplets from two Thai surrogate mothers. Both women are said to be three months pregnant.

Illegal fishing CONSERVATIONISTS Oceana say large fishing vessels are damaging marine life. The group plans to take legal action against trawlers it claims are three times more powerful than the legal 500cv.

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GERMAN airline Airberlin has decided to keep its threatened Palma-Bilbao route. The company also announced it will now accept online payment system PayPal.

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BETWEEN 9 and 12.4 per cent of tourists in the Balearic Islands rent an apartment in residential blocks according to the Tourism department, 32 per cent less than claimed by the Mallorca Chamber of Commerce.

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

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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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PALMA COUNCIL will spend €15 million next year improving the city’s water supply and sewage systems Mayor Mateo Isern said.

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THE great-grandson of crystal company founder Daniel Swarovski has sold villa Can Botana in Pollença, Mallorca for €12 million. The property is said to have also been home to a breed of black pigs known as ‘porc negre.’

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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.

BALEARIC judges handled 1,760 cases in 2012, a number slightly above a national average of 1,735 according to the General Council of the Judiciary.

Thief caught A MAN, aged 46, has been sent to prison for trying to burgle a house in Palma. He was caught in the act by the owners, a couple in their 70s.

Bleach leak PALMA firefighters evacuated an industrial laundry in the industrial park of Son Castello following a hydrogen peroxide bleach leak. Nobody was injured.

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Project Micky still on course MARIA JOSE LOLY, the founder of Project Micky which provides heart shaped cushions to women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment, has recently had to take a brief break from running her project. She is currently recuperating from an illness and wishes everyone to know that the project is continuing. She would love to hear from anyone who would

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Three arrested as sex slaves freed THREE people have been arrested for forcing women into prostitution in s’Arenal. National Police officers arrested two women and a man of Bulgarian origin charging them with alleged sexual exploitation, incitement to prostitution and belonging to a criminal group. THE Calanova Cancer Care Charity Shop is hosting a Fashion Show at the Santa Ponsa Country Club at 7pm on September 6. Doors will open at 6.30pm. The event will showcase beautiful clothes,

The accused, all members of a family supposedly linked to human trafficking, are said to have threatened Bulgarian women to force them into prostitution. Officers of the National Police freed two prostitutes who reportedly operated in the Jamon street in s’Arenal.

They had to deposit their daily takings into a bank account that was controlled from Bulgaria, police said. The gang also operated outside the Balearic Islands, taking the prostitutes to the Canary Islands depending on the season, police added.

Fashion show for cancer care models, various shops, live music, entertainment and dancing. There will also be the annual auction in order raise funds to help those

suffering from cancer on the Balearic Islands. Prizes, including boxing lessons, dinner for two, jewellery, wines, spa days,

gym memberships, pole dancing lessons and many more, will be raffled. Call Angela on 609 848 622 or info@calanovacancer.com.


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Summer Sunset Concert makes welcome return

concert features songs and duets performed by Fiona Stuart-Wilson (soprano) and Waltraud Mucher (mezzo soprano). They will be accompanied by Suzanne Bradbury at the piano. This year the programme includes classics by Debussy, Delibes, Dvorak, Rossini and Offenbach as well as less familiar gems by Messager, FaurĂŠ and Liszt. Music lovers are advised to arrive from 8pm to experience the spectacular view of the sunset over the ocean. Tickets at â‚Ź15, including a glass of wine, can be bought at the Museu de la Mar (Museum of the Sea), Port de Soller, from 8.15pm. Advance reservations for preferential OLIVIA MAY GREEN: Has West End ambitions. seating - 634 326 954.

THE annual Summer Sunset Concert of classical vocal music returns for a fifth year with a

performance tomorrow (Friday). Starting at 9pm in the Museu de la Mar above the Port de Soller, the

Scholarship awarded by Palma College for stage-struck Olivia PALMA COLLEGE FOR SIXTH FORM STUDIES has announced the awarding of a Performing Arts Scholarship to Olivia May Green. Olivia is a current pupil at les Bendinat school and will be attending Palma College on a part time basis for the duration of the two year A Level course. Olivia, born in Mallorca, is a member of Centre Stage and has appeared in many productions on the island. She is an all round performer who has career ambitions for the West End!


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Mallorca Rocks ‘goes bonkers’ Fresh takes to the stage as the headline act, supported by bass-heavy Modestep, a four-piece live band from London. DJ Fresh is responsible for some of the biggest drum and base, dubstep and drumstep anthems to hit the charts in the last couple of years with tracks including; Gold Dust, Hot Right Now, Louder and his newest

Moroccan in custody A MOROCCAN citizen, aged 32, has been remanded in custody charged with attempted manslaughter after he stabbed his exgirlfriend, aged 29, inside a car in the Lluis Marti street in Palma.

track Earthquake vs Dilo featuring Dominique Young Unique. DIZZEE RASCAL.

Rain needed THE olive harvest season in Inca has been delayed a month due to the absence of rains in the area according to local producers.

BONKERS: The crowd at Mallorca Rocks.

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€32.5m debt THE regional government has a €32.5 million debt with pharmacies dating back to June 2012 according to the Balearic Pharmacy Association.

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DIZZEE RASCAL played at Mallorca Rocks on Tuesday night. Organisers said the crowd went “bonkers” for the East London MC, who performed an array of tracks including some of his biggest hits to date. And that is appropriate as Bonkers is the title of one of his biggest hits. On Tuesday drum and bass DJ and producer DJ

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The exhibition ‘luces amanecer en el puerto’ (lights appear in the port) by Valencian artist, Jose Carlos Llorens, consisted of 80 photos. Pidelaluna worked alongside IMAS, the social branch of the La Caixa bank, the Aldaba foundation, the Allen Graham Charity 4 kids foundation, the Piñero group and several professional individuals in order to raise €7,235 at the event.

Minor arrests TWO minors (under 18) of Moroccan origin have been arrested for allegedly burgling five houses, two in Cala Mendia and three in Calas de Mallorca in Manacor.

Stop works THE Manacor branch of the socialist party has urged the town council to stop construction work in Cala Mendia as the noise it makes is disturbing residents and visitors.


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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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Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

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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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 (51per 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 Director for Spain said: “Going on holiday is a great opportunity to relax and have fun with family and friends, and enjoying a

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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.

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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Van accident 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.”

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

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.

Police heroes 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.’

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

A 50-YEAR-OLD man will leave Nerja today (Thursday) carrying a wooden cross to Gibraltar to ask for the end of the conflict between the Spanish and the Rock’s governments.

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.

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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 New 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.

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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 breast-feeding 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.

Nearly full 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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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!

BUSINESS EXTRA

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)

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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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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT 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

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.

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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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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THURSDAY 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm DIY SOS The Big Build 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Who Do You Think You Are? 12:35am Bad Company

BBC2

4:25pm 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 Dara O'Briain's Science Club 10:00pm The Men Who Made Us Thin 11:00pm Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Horizon 1:20am Maureen Lipman: If Memory Serves Me Right

ITV

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Long Lost Family 6:00pm Take on the Twisters 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs 10:00pm Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy 11:00pm ITV News at Ten 11:35pm Syriana 1:50am Jackpot247

ITV 2

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The Wedding Singer 11:00pm Celebrity Juice 11:50pm American Pie: The Wedding 1:45am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records

Channel 4

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 Location, Location, Location 10:00pm Burgled 11:00pm Derren Brown 12:35am Random Acts

BBC1 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 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm 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?

BBC1

SUNDAY

BBC1

4:00pm Rowing 5:30pm Final Score 6:15pm That Puppet Game Show 6:55pm BBC News 7:05pm Regional News 7:10pm Weather 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 11:15pm Weather 11:20pm Match of the Day

5:15pm Escape to the Country 6:00pm Songs of Praise 6:35pm Britain's Big Wildlife Revival 7:35pm BBC News 7:50pm Regional News 7:55pm Weather 8:00pm Countryfile 9:00pm Antiques Roadshow 10:00pm What Remains 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Regional News 11:20pm Weather 11:25pm Match of the Day 2

MONDAY

BBC1 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Inside Out 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Fight Back Britain 10:00pm Motorway Cops 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Football Focus

BBC2

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 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm The Burrowers: Animals Underground 11:00pm The Trip 11:30pm Newsnight 12:05am Reading Festival Highlights 2013 1:35am The Quatermass Xperiment

ITV

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 12:10am Jackpot247

ITV 2

4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Mamma Mia! 11:10pm The Nutty Professor 1:10am The Big Reunion

Channel 4

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 Four Rooms 10:00pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 11:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:05am Rude Tube 1:05am Random Acts 1:10am The Last Leg

TUESDAY

BBC1

SUNDAY - 6:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

BBC2 4:30pm Wild China 5:30pm Urban Jungle 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Dragons' Den 8:00pm Proms Extra 8:40pm Dad's Army 9:10pm Thatcher: The Downing, Street Years 10:15pm Terror in the Desert 11:15pm QI XL 12:00am Jacknife

ITV

4:25pm Midsomer Murders 6:30pm Local News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 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

ITV 2

4:15pm You've Been Framed! 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

Channel 4

5:15pm Come Dine with Me 7:55pm Channel 4 News 8:25pm 9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America 10:20pm Terminator 2: Judgement Day

BBC2 5:00pm Equestrian 7:00pm Flog It! 7:30pm Great Welsh Parks 8:00pm The Great British Bake Off 9:00pm Dragons' Den 10:00pm Story of the Jews 11:00pm Blackadder the Third 11:30pm Girl with a Pearl Earring

ITV

4:50pm The Chase 5:50pm The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 7:30pm Local News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Vera 11:55pm ITV News and Weather 12:10am The Cube

ITV 2

4:25pm FYI Daily 4:30pm Dennis 5:15pm The X Factor 6:40pm The Xtra Factor 7:45pm Twister 8:40pm FYI Daily 8:45pm Twister 10:00pm The Xtra Factor 11:00pm The Chronicles of Riddick 11:55pm FYI Daily

Channel 4

5:25pm Location, Location, Location 6:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 8:10pm Channel 4 News 8:40pm Rebuilding the World Trade Center 10:00pm The Dilemma 12:15am Alan Carr: Chatty Man

BBC2

ITV

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

ITV 2

6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Miss Congeniality

Channel 4

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals 9:30pm Gadget Man 10:00pm The Lost Hero 11:00pm Ramsay's Hotel Hell

BBC1 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Rip Off Food 9:00pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Call Centre 12:35am The Edge of Love

4:30pm Tony Curtis Talking Pictures 5:15pm A Picture of Britain 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 12:15am Weather 12:20am Terror in the Desert

4:30pm Dirk Bogarde Talking Pictures 5:15pm How We Built Britain 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog It! 8:30pm Swansea Market 9:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels 10:00pm The Many Faces of Michael Crawford 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure

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 Aussie Animal Island 9:00pm Ade in Adland 10:00pm Trauma: Level 1 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Words of War: Word's of Titanic 12:35am In Plain Sight

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 Big Star's Little Star 10:00pm Whitechapel 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Great Night Out 12:35am The Dales

ITV

6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Flog It! 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 11:30pm Newsnight

WEDNESDAY

4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Wanted Down Under 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese 12:25am Goodnight Britain

BBC2

CH4

BBC1

SATURDAY

ITV 2

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 Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! 10:00pm Hell's Kitchen 11:00pm Celebrity Juice 11:50pm The Break-Up 12:45am FYI Daily 12:50am The Break-Up

Channel 4

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 Double Your House for Half the Money 10:00pm Top Boy 11:00pm Desert Hostages 12:05am Random Acts 12:10am The Lost Hero

BBC2

ITV

ITV 2

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 Funniest Ever You've Been Framed 10:00pm Girlfriends 11:00pm Fool's Gold 11:55pm FYI Daily 12:00am Fool's Gold 1:25am America's Got Talent

Channel 4

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 11:00pm The Last Leg 11:50pm I'm Spazticus 12:25am Random Acts 12:30am Itunes Festival 2013 1:05am Ramsay's Hotel Hell


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29 August - 4 September 2013 Mallorca

The secret to a life full of beauty 1. At what point in your life did you discover your passion for such amazing art? I was born in Moscow to a father who started in journalism and then went into banking and a mother who was a service provider. They were obviously busy when I was young so I spent a lot of time with my grandfather from Yekaterinburg who told me magical stories and recited Pushkin poetry from memory. Maybe that had a lasting effect on me! I wanted a life full of beauty and dreamt of happiness and peace. 2. What plans do you have for the future? I am planning a new year’s trip to Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. It has created a real fairytale in my mind. The sights, sounds and flavours make me feel like I have landed on a new planet and that’s when the idea for ‘Pop Babylon’ came into my head. It is something I am very excited about. This is something of a thank you to the countries. Turkey was the next place I would visit and I learnt a lot from there as well. Two hard years were worth it! 3. Why did you choose Palma de Mallorca? I love Mallorca! It is truly like a paradise island. Literature, movies, theatre and fine

ICON ZAR: Her inspirations included her grandfather’s stories and Amy Winehouse. arts rub shoulders with each other. Different nationalities can live happily together, it really is special! It is a place where there are many people with good taste and who have a true understanding for true art. 4. Who are your iconic idols, mentors and why? John Lennon was a true inspiration to me. I wish I knew more about his life but my father would make sure that the Beatles’ music filled the house. My favourite music was The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Tina Turner.

Most recently, I simply loved Amy Winehouse and believed her death should never have happened. I believed in her fame when I first saw her on and before she died, I painted her portrait. I was inspired by a variety of painters ranging from Japanese painters such as Yayoi Kusama to Malevich and general leaders who have inspired me are Princess Diana of course Manolo Blahnic! 5. How did you discover “TRIGGER SU”? Firebird was my last exhibition before I moved to Rome with my Italian-

photographer boyfriend. The relationship hit a rocky patch and there was a huge misunderstanding between us. Due to this I had to seek psychological treatment after falling into depression. I found my balance in life again! The Cher song – ‘Do you believe in life after love?’ came to mind. I found feminine energy and starting creating with different techniques. I felt young again. I was proud that people all over the world wanted to try something new and go in a different direction with me. With all of these people’s help, I discovered Trigger Su. To my surprise, invitations have come in from Milan, Dusseldorf, London, New York, LA and Las Vegas to exhibit. 6. Is there anyone in your life you would like to thank for their support, help and guidance or simply love? I want to send a massive thank you to Derek MacGowan. He is very important to me because without his support I would not be here as an artist. Also to Gabriel and Rosa Vanrell for giving me the opportunity in 2007 to have an exhibition in their gallery and of course all my friends! I truly believe that art makes the world a better place. The exhibition has now moved to the second, third and fourth floors of the gallery.


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BOATING FEATURE EUROPEAN PRESS

29 August - 4 September 2013 Mallorca

BOAT SERVICES: Include the buying and selling of boats. Advertising feature

Haven Marine Services for all of your boating needs

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HAVEN MARINE SERVICES are specialist boat experts. The company provides various forms of expert boat related services; including maintenance, repairs, storage, and valeting. Situated in Mallorca the main office is in the port of Pollensa, but the business provides a range of services to wherever clients are situated on the island and can operate from any of Mallorca’s eight ports. Founded in 1997 it remains a family run business and prides itself on a workforce of top

quality engineers who provide a specialist service when and where it is required. Haven Marine is also a proud official agent for specialists in engineering, the ZF group and MIN. Therefore, aside from cleaning and maintenance services Haven Marine also provide specific requirements in terms of repairs and installations. These include the installation of engines, generators and gearboxes, electrical overhauls and rewiring of vessels and the supply

and installation of electrical equipment, anchor winches, flaps, passarelle and more. Furthermore, the company also trades in the buying and selling of boats, and offers a selection of reasonably priced boats from brand new boats to second hand boats and Yamaha jet skis. Haven Marine says its aim is “to make your boating a pleasure” and offers a guarantee that “boats will be ready for you when you want them, serviced, cleaned and ready for you to enjoy your holiday.”


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Around world race MALLORCAN sail lovers will be following the news on Sunday, when the Thames River in London marks the start of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. A fleet of 12 70-ft ocean racing yachts, accompanied by a supporting flotilla of support vessels and various spectator boats will participate in a parade of sails from Tower Bridge before embarking on a 40,000 mile ocean voyage around the world. This is the first time London has hosted the Clipper Race and it has been 40 years since the Thames last featured a round the world sailing event. In the first leg of the race 270 crew members will sail from London to Rio de Janeiro. From there the sailors

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Derry Londonderry and the Netherlands before returning to London’s St Katharine Docks for the race finish in July 2014.


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OPINION & COMMENT EUROPEAN PRESS

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Art is life...

HAT do you consider to be art? There’s a tough question. And what relevance does it have to your life? Do you think that it’s boring? Do you think that it’s for ‘clever’ people? I think if you have a connection to a painting or a photograph or a piece of sculpture, and by that I mean that when you look at it you have an emotional response, then it is art. It doesn’t have to be painted by a Grand Master or some deep dark complicated piece. It can be as simple as your child’s drawing of a house with the sun shining and a rainbow. Did it move you? Did it make you feel something? Happiness, love? Then it’s art. If something makes you think, that’s art too. If you can gaze at a painting for ages and become engrossed in what it is telling you, that’s art. If it makes you look at a subject from another perspective then that’s art. My husband and I took part in our village’s Night of Art back in

Vicki Mcleod

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July. It was fantastic to be involved. He is a professional photographer, mainly taking photos for commercial use, so there is little time for creativity or taking photos just for the sake of it. So we decided to do a project together about our local community. We decided to take photos of the kids who live in S’Arraco, they are an international bunch. We put a poster out asking the kids to meet us in the playground one Saturday morning and just started to shoot photos to see what would come out. At the end of the hour we had literally hundreds of photos of the local kids interacting with each other, playing, posing, being shy, being stroppy, relating to their siblings, or to their friends. But is it art?

Well, we didn’t really know if it was or wasn’t art until we displayed them back in the playground on the big night and waited to see what our subjects and visitors would think of the photos. They loved them. We elicited an emotional response, so by my reckoning that is art. What do you think? You can get in touch at www.familymattersmallorca.com and you can see more of the photos there as well. Inspired by my foray into the art world I am organising another Night of Art. This time it will be at Mood Beach in Costa D’en Blanes in Portals. So far I have 21 different artists showing their various works: sculptures, paintings, photos. If you know of an artist who would like to exhibit then please get them to contact me as soon as possible at Vicki@moodbeach.com. The night is scheduled to be on Friday, September 27 from 7.30pm until late, so please put it in your diaries, I’m hoping it will inspire some emotional responses. . .

PHOTOGRAPHS: Do you consider them art?


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FLYING can often leave skin looking tired and dry. While airlines have restrictions in terms of the types and quantity of products passengers can carry in hand luggage on board a plane, there are still some very simple things that can be done to look fresh faced when stepping off the plane. Firstly pull hair back and tie in a scarf and carry a small container of dry shampoo. This will help avoid hair from becoming oily and greasy during the flight. Be sure to carry a comb or a brush for a quick fix

Detoxing will feel better THE combination of work commitments and hectic social schedules can sometimes mean people don’t take the time to properly look after themselves. The result of this can often lead to health problems including trouble sleeping, feeling irritable and weight fluctuation. According to some health commentators the best way to combat these symptoms is with a simple detox. Detoxing should begin with removing certain foods from daily eating habits, including sugar, butter, dairy products, alcohol, raw food and saturated fats. The foods crucial for seeing and feeling the benefits of a detox are celery, onion, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, rocket, beetroot and leafy greens such as kale and spinach. It is also important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

A very warm welcome to the style high club before leaving the plane. Purchase some premoistened eye pads, as flights can often leave eyes feeling dry and irritated. Use these during the flight to replenish moisture and pamper tired eyes. The same goes for skin; pack a travel size moisturiser and apply during the flight. This will prevent skin from becoming dry and

cracked. Try a night or repair cream for the face and cocoa-butter for hands legs and feet. Lastly pack a little makeup. Mascara and a stick of concealer work best to hide blemishes or dark circles and make freshly replenished eyes look even brighter. Be aware when packing these products as they must comply with the required restrictions.

FRESH FACED: You can still look good after a flight by following a few simple steps.

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 best ways to burn fatty deposits.


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TODAY

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POLLENÇA

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in

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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.

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.

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.

LOTTERY UK NATIONAL LOTTERY Saturday August 24

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IRISH LOTTO

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EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA

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Mon - 32 16 S Tues - 33 17 S Wed - 34 17 S

Cl Clear,

SHOWER MAX 24C, MIN 18C MAX MIN

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Fri Sat Sun Fog,

Sn Snow,

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26 17 S 27 17 S 28 17 Cl

Mon - 28 17 S Tues - 27 Cl Wed - 28 17 S

C Cloud,

Sh Showers,

Th Thunder

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.

TARGET:

Very good: 46 Excellent: 57

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

Word ladder HELD

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.

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Murcia

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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)

Co d e B r e a ke r 17 Avenge damaged city (6) 18 Bishopʼs final outburst (5) 20 Feed the furnace in this town (5) 22 An item of schoolroom furniture for some of the Greenland Eskimos (4) 24 An enclosure for a writer (3)

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.

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)

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)

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)

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. ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Uncertain, 8 Amiga, 9 Nieta, 10 Tree, 11 Cama, 15 Ritmo, 17 Necks, 18 Gentleman.

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

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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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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.

Two sunbeds with parasol Axarquia

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Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

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€8

€12

€12

€5

€8

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€8

€15

€45

€8

€20

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Almeria

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€10

€10

€7

€10

€15

Highest

€15

€15

€20

€10

€25

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

Lowest

€60

€60

€25

Highest

€60

€90

€95

Axarquia

Costa Blanca

Mallorca

Almeria

Costa del Sol

Lowest

€1.60

€2.50

€0.80

€1.80

€1.80

Highest

€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

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Mallorca

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€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.

Costa Blanca

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

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.

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

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€5.50

€6

€4.50

€8

€5.50

€8

€10

€28

€13

€16

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Mallorca

Almeria

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€1.20

€1.50

€1.25

€0.80

€1.80

€2

€2.80

€8.50

€2

€2.50

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€1

€1.50

€0.85

€1

€1.20

Highest

€2

€2.50

€5.85

€2

€3

Axarquia

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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

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Glass of Tinto Verano Lowest Highest

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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

HYDRATION: Eating cucumbers hydrates the body as they contain 95 per cent water. 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 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.

Milk for garlic smell 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 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 water and fat in milk that neutralises and deodorises the smell of garlic.


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Construction grows in Spain, bucking the European trend THE Spanish construction industry could be 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. 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

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

Glass curtains are a popular extension 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 ENHANCING: Nothing to spoil the views. curtains is they can meet various requirements regarding the size and shape of a property and can be designed and building extension to a flat is adapted to fit corners, curves, arches somewhat limited. and tricky angular features. It is far more feasible to enclose a And of course the option of a balcony.


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EXPRESSIVE: The A8 design has been polished.

even more expressive. The engine hood, the single frame grille and the front bumper are even more sculptured. New chrome strips and high-gloss black window frames round out the differentiating design details. Audi offer the A8 on market with two petrol and two diesel engines. These are the supercharged 3.0 TFSI with 228 kW (310 hp), the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI with 320 kW (435 hp), the highly efficient 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 190 kW (258 hp) and the

extremely hightorque 4.2 TDI clean diesel, which produces 283 kW (385 hp) and 850 Nm (626.93 lb-ft). These variants are joined by three additional models. The top-of-theline model is the luxuriously equipped Audi A8 L W12 quattro. Its petrol engine is particularly short and lightweight thanks to its W layout. With 380 kW (520 hp), the S8 is Audi’s big sports sedan. Paired with quattro all-wheel drive, its sonorous 4.0 TFSI accelerates the S8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.2

seconds. The new Audi A8 can be bought from September and is scheduled to arrive at Spanish dealerships in November. Prices start at €85,300. The Audi A8 hybrid combines a 2.0 TFSI and electric motor to produce a system output of 180 kW (245 hp) and system torque of 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft). The lithium-ion battery in the rear enables purely electric driving at up to 100 km/h with a range of roughly three kilometres. The interior of the Audi flagship dazzles with its

elegant lines and generous spaciousness. Options for the front seats include ventilation and massage. A large number of additional features are also available, from fourzone automatic air

conditioning and powerassisted closing to a cooler. All components in the new A8 have been carefully chosen and processed with the utmost precision, say the manufacturers. As is typical for Audi, the new A8 features exemplarily clear controls despite the abundance of functions with the MMI control element taking centre stage is on the tunnel’s centre console. Audi connect including car phone is available as a supplement to MMI navigation plus. It uses an integrated UMTS module to connect the new A8 to the internet.

Hyundai launches facelifted Elantra 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 new Elantra will hit the Spanish market in 2014. Prices are 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 guide and projection headlamps add a dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra, say the manufacturers. When seen from the side, the redesigned 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome moulding on its belt line accentuate the Elantra’s image. Interior design elements were modified with the aim of improving usability, reflecting feedback from customers of the previous Elantra, say the manufacturers. The new Elantra also comes equipped with high-tech convenience features such as advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System) and flex steer. In particular, a diesel version was added to its line-up to respond to the growing popularity of the diesel engine in the Korean market, Hyundai claims.


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LEAGUE ADELANTE - 2ª Phase Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25

Mallorca Murcia Mallorca AD Alcorcon Mallorca Mirandes Mallorca Real Zaragoza Mallorca Real Madrid Castilla Mallorca Lugo Ponferradina Mallorca Alavés Mallorca Numancia Mallorca Girona

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CD Sabadell Mallorca Sporting Gijon Mallorca Hercules Mallorca Barcelona B Mallorca Tenerife Mallorca Recreativo Huelva Mallorca Mallorca Deport La Coruña Mallorca Eibar Mallorca Real Jaen CF Mallorca

Rugby season is drawing nearer THE rugby season is fast approaching in Mallorca, and clubs on the island will be looking for players, officials and members. For people wanting to take part, more information and links to the clubs are available on the Balearic Rugby Federation’s website. Visit:www.federacionbalearderugby.org. Meanwhile after the great success of the sixth Majorca beach rugby tournament organisers are promising an even bigger and better one in 2014. Speaking on their website they said they have been taking bookings for next year’s tournament, which is scheduled for May 3 and 4. The venue will again be Magaluf beach near Punta Ballena with tournaments for both men’s and ladies’ teams. For further information see the website: Visit: www.majorcabeachrugby.co.uk.

LEAGUE ADELANTE - 2ª Division Automatic Promotion

Playoff

Relegation

PT

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Girona

6

2

2

0

0

4

0

Alcorcón

6

2

2

0

0

2

0

Córdoba

6

2

2

0

0

2

0

Numancia

4

2

1

1

0

4

2

Recreativo

4

2

1

1

0

4

3

Mirandés

4

2

1

1

0

2

1

Sporting

4

2

1

1

0

2

1

Sabadell

3

2

1

0

0

4

0

Murcia

3

2

1

0

1

6

5

Ponferradina

3

2

1

0

1

2

1

Barcelona B

3

2

1

0

1

3

3

Deportivo

3

2

1

1

0

1

1

Eibar

3

2

1

0

1

2

4

Hércules

2

2

0

2

0

1

1

Zaragoza

2

2

0

2

0

1

1

Alavés

1

2

0

1

1

1

2

Las Palmas

1

2

0

1

1

1

2

Lugo

1

2

0

1

1

1

2

RM Castilla

0

2

0

0

2

0

2

Real Jaén

0

2

0

0

2

3

6

Mallorca

0

2

0

0

2

2

8

Position as of Wednesday noon.


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The US Open starts 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 (Arsenal-Spurs) and Liverpool-Manchester

Tony Matthews

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

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 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 wicket keeper claimed a world record 29 dismissals in the series. RUGBY - A Wembley crowd of 78,213 saw Wigan beat Hull 16-0 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. The next race is at Monza, Italy on September 8. The Czech Republic MotoGP was won by Spanish teenage sensation, Marc Marquez (his fourth successive race victory); fellow countryman Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo finished second and third. And don’t forget the 2013 Cannonball Run which ends in Marbella on Sunday. BOXING - Ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has admitted he’s ‘close to death.’ He’s been suffering with drug and alcohol problems. GOLF - The Johnnie Walker Classic at

Gleneagles - venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup - was won by Englishman Tommy Fleetwood. CYCLING - Disgraced American Lance Armstrong has agreed a settlement figure with the Sunday Times of around $650,000 (€487,300). The paper had sued the drug cheat for $1 million dollars (€750,000). TRIATHLON - With only one race left in 2013 (in London), Alistair Brownlee has moved to the top of the table after winning in Stockholm. ROWING - GB hope to win at least four medals in the World Rowing Championships which are now taking place in South Korea. HOCKEY - After a 4-4 draw in open play, GB’s women’s hockey team were beaten on penalties by Germany in the European Championship final.

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