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Fire scare TWENTY people had to be evacuated from an apartment building in Torre del Mar as a precautionary measure after a fire broke out in one of the apartments. Firefighters from Velez-Malaga put out the blaze with no further consequences.

Traffic cut SEVERAL streeets in Salobreña will be closed to traffic on Sunday to allow pedestrians to enjoy activities taking place as part of the celebrations for European Mobility Week 2013.

Tasty tapas CRUISERS who visit Motril are showing a growing interest in tapas as this traditional snack comes third in an ‘interest list’ which was topped by the town’s beaches and cultural heritage, according to the town’s Mayor Luisa Garcia Chamorro.

Charity shop targeted by heartless thieves By Gabriel Pajares THIEVES broke into a charity shop and stole cash destined to help children in some of the poorest parts of the world. Not only was €100 stolen but costume jewellery meant for sale to benefit the Love a Child Foundation was taken from Pocapecunia, a Nerjabased charity shop. “It’s unbelievable. Maybe it’s the economic crisis, but it’s a pity because this act gives the town of Nerja a bad name,” shop manager Elise Brouwers (pictured) said. The Love a Child Foundation helps

Tibetan refugee children in India and Nepal, as well as poor children from Burma and Ecuador. “With the €100 stolen we could have educated a child for one year in Burma, Laos or Ecuador,” explained Elise. Now staff at the Euro Weekly News have pledged to help out with a €100 donation to make up the charity’s losses. But Pocapecunia still has to replace the stolen goods. Elise is hoping the

altruistic citizens of Nerja will step forward with donations of unwanted goods for the shop to replace those stolen. The shop first opened in December 2010, with the profits from selling secondhand clothes, paperbacks and household items going to the foundation, which was set up by John Margetson 10 years ago. Anyone interested in helping can pop in to Pocapecunia at 6 Bella Vista street in Nerja. The shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1.30pm.

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Uncertain future for fruit centre LA MAYORA experimental station in Algarrobo is facing an uncertain future. Ongoing debts have put the research facility under threat, and contradictory messages coming from different public bodies are confusing the situation. In a recent visit to the centre, which is dependent on the Ministry of Science and Education, Member of the National Parliament Maria Baena and Senator Patricia Navarro admitted cutbacks would affect La Mayora. This is a clear contradiction of the national government’s sub-delegate in Malaga Jorge Hernandez Mollar’s claim that the experimental station would not reduce its activity. However, both Baena and Navarro sent a reassuring message to workers at La Mayora, promising they would do their best to prevent the closure of the centre. Members of the Socialist party in Malaga have criticised the loss of 18 per cent of La Mayora employees since the Conservative Partido Popular won the 2011 elections. Meanwhile, the director of the experimental station, which is devoted to tropical fruit production research, Enrique

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Time Out 28 - 29 ALGARROBO: Host to the La Mayora experimental station. Moriones Alonso, regretted the loss of staff. “We may stop being a European and worldwide model in our field,” he told a local Spanish daily newspaper.

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Hope springs for restart of Velez tram service RECENT meetings held between the regional government’s Public Works and Housing Department and Velez-Malaga Town Council have brought hope for the town’s tram service. Both administrations have decided to put their differences aside and look for ways to relaunch the service. It was closed in June

last year due to accumulating debts. “I’m convinced we will reach an agreement with the town council,” said Public Works and Housing Representative Elena Cortes. Cortes also urged the council to launch a campaign to promote the use of public transport to Velez-Malaga residents. Mayor Francisco Delgado Bonilla has set as definitive conditions for the relaunching of the tram, the finishing of its second building phase and the reSPANISH journalist Eduardo San Martin has opening of the old Velezdonated a lift needed by a disabled pupil to a Malaga train station. school in Nerja. The new tram service in The former deputy director of El Pais, Velez-Malaga would use Spain’s best-selling newspaper, made the 23-metre-long cars as donation after he found out about the pupil’s opposed to the 31-metre situation from a radio show. ones previously used but now leased to Sydney in San Martin had bought a lift to help a Australia in a bid to save neighbour’s wife in his hometown of O Grove money. (Pontevedra), but the council would not give “We want a tram service them permission to install it. Now the muchin Velez-Malaga, but we needed lift is on its way to Nueva Nerja can’t afford to pay €4 School. million every year for it,” Local Councillor for Education Gema Garcia has sent the town’s thanks to San Martin. said Delgado Bonilla.

Journalist donates lift to Nerja school


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Fun events coming up LAS PROTEGIDAS district in Nerja will celebrate the Veladilla de San Miguel (St Michael’s nights) tomorrow (Friday) and on Saturday. Events planned include a paella tasting and flamenco shows. More info on

Fire jail threat THE Sedella public prosecutor’s office has asked for a ninemonth prison sentence for a man accused of allegedly causing a fire when carelessly burning garden waste in 2012.


14-year ban for ex-mayor A COURT in Malaga has banned former Competa Mayor Leovigildo Lopez Cerezo from public office for 14 years. The court considered the case proven that Lopez Cerezo illegally granted permission to build houses on plots not intended for the purpose, according to the Andalucian Urban Planning Law (LOUA). Lopez Cerezo, the court claimed,

followed a modus operandi whereby permits were granted to build agricultural-related projects when second and leisure homes were being built instead. As a consequence, the court ordered all the illegal building permits issued by the ex-mayor to be declared void after describing them as fraud. During the course of the trial the court dismissed the existence of a criminal

network in Competa and attributed the granting of illegal permits to a defective administrative action. The ban follows a seven-year one imposed on Lopez Cerezo, two Competa councillors and a council worker by Malaga Provincial Court in 2012. At that time Lopez Cerezo claimed a lack of knowledge of the urban planning law, but the court considered that he had been fully aware of it.

Battle of bands BANDS will battle on the streets of Benagalbon during the 20th Verdiales (traditional Malaga folk music) festival to be held on Saturday, with 8,000 visitors expected.

New trail RINCON de la Victoria Environmental Department is to create an ecological trail costing €30,000 on Los Rubios beach in the Torre de Benagalbon district.


Chief tribute

CIVIL PROTECTION members in Almuñecar have honoured service chief Cecilio Fajardo for his ‘hard work and tireless effort’. Fajardo was presented with a watch and two framed photographs as gifts.

Night procession

Ahoy me hearty! Spaniards left facing a pirate lingo problem


VAST there! If you hear a refrain of ‘shiver me timbers’ and are accused of being a landlubber, it is because today (Thursday) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. From small beginnings it has swept the world and is now entrenched in 40 countries worldwide. The holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon in the US, initially as a private joke. The native English West Country dialect is considered the origin of the ‘pirate accent’. That has led to difficulties for Spaniards wanting to join in the fun. No one can figure out what a Spaniard would say for shiver me timbers, shake-a-leg or bilge rat. There are whole web pages discussing the thorny problem. But they all agree that ‘aaaar’

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MALAGA Provincial Government and La Caixa bank have given nearly 5,000 sets of school supplies to families in need throughout the province of Malaga.

THE Rincon de la Victoria branch of the left-wing Izquierda Unida party has asked the council to set up three 80-metre-wide petfriendly areas on the town’s beaches.

THE Fuentes de Esparto rural inn and the El Pinarillo picnic area in Nerja are expected to open at the end of the month after a series of refurbishment works, said Nerja Councillor for Environment Nieves Atencia.

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School help


Inn reopens


POLITICIANS should not be expected to speak good English, but to be transparent and know how to manage public resources’

Union, Progreso y Democracia spokesperson, Rosa Diez, who admits that she does not speak English.

is the same in all languages. Some of Spain’s most famous pirates include Alonzo Bosco, who, according to folk tradition, settled on Inishbofin, Galway (a small island off Ireland), in the 16th century and built a castle from which he raided passing ships. Jose Gaspar, ‘Gasparilla’ (supposedly lived c.1756-1821), the last of the Buccaneers, claimed to have raided the west coast of Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Benito de Soto (1805-1830) was Captain of the ‘Burla Negra’ and the most notorious of the last generation of Atlantic pirates. He was one of the most bloodthirsty pirates of any age, murdering crews and sinking their ships. The Burla Negra was wrecked off Cadiz. De Soto and his men headed for Gibraltar, but were recognised and tried. De Soto was hanged and his head stuck on a pike.

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million is looking for an owner. La Coruña City Hall has launched a search for the owner of a winning ‘Loteria Primitiva’ ticket which was left on the counter at the kiosk where it was sold. The owner has two years to claim the money.

THE streets of La Herradura will host a special night procession on Saturday at 9pm to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the religious brotherhood of La Herradura.

Rum do SALOBREÑA is hosting the first edition of the Rum Experience University this week until tomorrow (Friday). Organised by rum expert Ian Burrell, the intensive course aims to demonstrate the secrets behind rum distillation.

Bad reform TORROX Town Council has declared its opposition to a reform proposed by the Ministry of Justice that would make it harder for Torrox residents to access justice, according to Mayor Francisco Muñoz.

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Parking company loses out ALMUÑECAR Town Council has decided to terminate the contract with the company which manages the car park under the market. The council claims the company has failed to complete an agreement whereby it promised to carry out refurbishment work to strengthen the structure of the building. The car park’s dangerous condition forced its closure last November.

27 migrants saved off Almuñecar coast THE Maritime Rescue Service has rescued 27 illegal immigrants who were trying to reach the coast of Almuñecar. The migrants, all of Moroccan origin, were located on a dinghy 12 miles south of Almuñecar.

Members of the Maritime Rescue Service took them to the port of Motril for a medical check-up. All of them were in good health, according to sources at the 112 emergency service unit.

GINS Charity Golf Day at Añoreta THE Golf International Nerja Society (GINS) is organising a charity day to be held at Añoreta golf course next Monday to support dog charity Tail. Local businesses will be

sponsoring prizes in a game following a Stableford pairs format. In order to give the game a fun twist, participants may buy a joker to double a score on a hole, or to toss

the ball backwards out of a bunker. Tails is a charity in charge of re-homing stray dogs and cats in Torrox and the Axarquia.

6kg marihuana haul seized in Motril

Local belly-dancing troupe Salaria.

Arabic festival SALARES, part of the Axarquia Mudejar Route, is hosting the 12th Andalucian Arabic Festival from tomorrow (Friday) till Sunday. For more information visit

EIGHTY-FIVE marihuana plants have been seized and a man, 45, arrested in Motril. National Police officers discovered he was cultivating marihuana on his property. A search revealed the accused was hiding the plants as well as ready-touse marihuana between sub-tropical trees. Officers from the National Police Narcotics Unit uprooted the plantation and seized 85 plants, with a total weight of six kilos.


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THE UK Department of Works and Pensions has set up a hotline for people to give tip offs about benefit fraudsters. Members of the public living in Spain can report suspected fraud anonymously via the Benefit Fraud Hotline on 900 554 440 or online at: Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am4pm and all calls are free and confidential. They are hoping to catch fraudsters, some of whom come up with the most unlikely excuses. One claimed his wife was really his sister, and another said she needed the cash for satellite TV. They are among the latest examples of strange excuses that Department


Hotline to turn in benefit fraudsters

CAUGHT: Fraudsters can be reported anonymously. for Work & Pensions (DWP) benefit fraud investigators have heard over the last year. Other odd stories told to DWP officers include a claimant who, using a fake ID, said her skin colour had changed after a road accident; a man who blamed his evil twin; and a woman who claimed she wasn’t in a relationship but just had a three-night stand resulting in three

children over five years. These unlikely stories are revealed as the Government announces a new campaign to target benefit fraudsters encouraging claimants to come clean about any changes to their circumstances and urging the public to report suspicions about possible fraudsters to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline. The campaign, starting this autumn, will remind claimants to report all changes in their circumstances at the time that they happen and before DWP investigators turn their attention to their claim. Examples of changes in circumstances include moving or buying property abroad, moving in with a partner or starting work.



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Art in Albir FRUTOS MARIA’s latest exhibition, Eclosion de la Forma III is displayed at Fundacion Frax in Albir. Entrance is free and the exhibition can be visited until December 1.

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A big thank you!


Row the boat THE first International Sea Rowing competition takes place on October 5-6 in Torrevieja. It is expected to attract between 100-150 rowers.

Fair prospect

Main attraction

ALTEA is reviving its traditional Michaelmas Fair. It will be held between September 27 and 29, with the main shopping street, Jaume I, closed to traffic.

MELENDI is to be the highlight of this year’s festivities in Pilar de la Horadada as the town hall confirms the singer will be playing, at no cost to the municipality, on October 8 at 11pm behind the sports centre.

Buried treasures

Killed by train

MINERALOGISTS found fluorite for the first time in the San Vicente and Alicante city areas. They also discovered the much rarer strontianite near Busot.

School help HYPERMARKET shoppers gave €14,145 in school materials for the province’s needy families. Carrefour added a further €6,480 and the final figure will be higher once all donations are collated.

Part-timers MORE than 18 per cent of work contracts in Alicante Province are parttime. Only Malaga and Melilla have more, with 21 per cent and 19.3 per cent, respectively.


Marathon trip ALMOST 100 cyclists took part in the first Marathon Mountain Bike race held in Carboneras at the weekend. The first three on the podium were Jesus Lopez Navarro, Mathew James and Antonio Cegarra Navarro.

Road race

By Dilip Kuner A LITTLE girl who desperately needs intensive therapy will get her treatment thanks to a local expatriate charity shop. Last week the Euro Weekly News reported how the family of five-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Keira faced a race against time to raise €2,500 after a disappointing turnout at a fundraiser. After reading of her plight John Griffiths of the Moraira Charity Shop was so moved he got in touch with the family and pledged to pay the full cost of the treatment. That has left Keira’s mother Debbie delighted. She said: “I want to thank them a million times. Thank you so much to everyone there, and thank you to the Euro Weekly News for publishing the story. One minute I was lying in bed with a migraine trying to think what I could do to raise the money, the next an email popped up from John with the offer. You can imagine the relief I felt.” John said: “When I read about Keira we just had to help. Everyone on the ruling committee felt it was a very deserving cause.” More information: www.

News from our editions With six editions and read by more than half a million people, EWN is Spain’s largest free local English-language newspaper

Rockin’ final

THE penultimate stage in the Circuito Carreres Populares road race took place in Vera with 140 participants. The last race is in Velez Rubio on September 28.

THE final of the Rockinlei 2013 music contest in Almeria City will be contested between bands Tyrona Banderas and The Dry Mouths.

Fewer flights


AIR NOSTRUM is to reduce the number of flights between Almeria and Melilla from five to three a week at the end of October.

Exodus boost EXODUS, the new film by Sir Ridley Scott, will boost the Spanish economy by an estimated €23 million. One month before the start of filming, the producer already has around 250 people working on the movie, mostly on building sets in the Sierra Alhamilla .

Marihuana seized A 19-YEAR-OLD man from Felanitx has been arrested after Guardia Civil officers seized 40 marihuana plants on his property. The confiscated plants weighed a total of 20 kilos.

Profits rise THE Balearic Islands registered a ‘profit’ of €120 million, the equivalent to 0.46 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) up to July 2013.

No hiding place LOCAL POLICE officers arrested a man and a woman accused of reportedly stealing mobile phones from tourists on Magaluf beach. The woman was hiding three of the phones down the front of her dress when she was arrested.

Teacher protests NEARLY 5,000 teachers, according to National Police data, took part in a demonstration against the Balearic Islands linguistic policy in schools. The protestors were also demanding the resignation of Education representative Joana Maria Camps.

Sales up PURCHASES made by tourists on the Balearic Islands between January and August 2013 increased by 13 per cent in relation to last year. This has been as a result of the policy to allow shops to choose their own opening hours, according to the National Retailers Association (Anged).

TWO people witnessed a man being run over and killed by a train in the San Gabriel area of Alicante. The line was closed for just under two hours while emergency services arrived at the scene and the body was removed.

Prawn ban A BAN on prawn fishing in the Mar Menor has been put into place. The prawns are currently measuring below the 10cm minimum length allowed under EU regulations with most of the samples taken measuring around 9.7cm.

Cash aid ORIHUELA has opened the registration period for financial assistance for parents of young students. The town hall has allocated a budget of €12,000, with grants of up to €300 available for families struggling to fund their children’s education.


Hot spot MORE than 1,641 houses were sold in Malaga in July, the highest number in Andalucia, where the total number of sales was 4,964.

Sweet success A RECORD chestnut crop of more than 4.5 million kilos is expected in the Valle del Genal, Malaga, this year, thanks to the rains and cooler summer.

Tobacco raid A MAN, 31, was arrested near Granada for stealing 13,634 packets of cigarettes from a tobacconist in Malaga.

Peak rates THE socialist party in Tarifa, Cadiz, claims an unnamed councillor spent €20,000 on calls to erotic phone lines with a municipal mobile phone.


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R E S S COFFEE: With your cat.

Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Cyber crime A CYBER gang is thought to have taken remote control of a Santander bank branch’s computers. Now 11 men have been arrested after the scheme, which could have netted millions, was uncovered at a Santander branch in Surrey Quays shopping centre.

We’re doomed! A LIST of ‘doomsday’ threats to

humanity is being drawn up by scientists at Oxford and Cambridge universities. They will investigate the chances and consequences of events like asteroid impact or man-made superviruses.

Feet up CHRISTCHURCH in Dorset has been named the retirement capital of the UK. Census figures show that 30

Daddy gave birth A TRANSGENDER person who became the first ‘man’ in Germany to give birth is fighting a court battle in Berlin Schöneberg to call himself a father rather than a mother, according to the BZ newspaper.

Ray of hope FEMALE genital mutilation is carried out every 11 seconds, according to the World Health Organisation. Now Europe’s first clinic dedicated to treating women who have suffered ‘female circumcision’ has opened in Berlin.

per cent of the seaside town’s population are pensioners, nearly double the national average.

Try again IF at first you don’t succeed…. US firm Dunkin’ Donuts is making a second attempt to enter the UK market 20 years after closing its last shop there. It is to open 50 franchises initially with another 150 planned.

GERMAN PRESS Stories making headlines from Germany

Refugees arrived THE first 107 Syrian refugees, of an expected total of 5,000, have arrived at Hanover Airport. German Interior Minister HansPeter Friedrich greeted the families.

Poor children NEARLY 1.6 million children (15 per cent) under the age of 14 live in Hartz IV households which rely on means tested benefits - often in

single-parent families - according to the Federal Employment Agency. Particularly dramatic is the situation in Berlin.

Fewer young GERMANY ranks among the countries with the fewest young people, together with Japan and the United Arab Emirates, according to the German Foundation for World Population (DSW). Only one out of eight Germans is under 15.

A FIRE has killed 37 people in a psychiatric hospital in the region of Novgorod. It is thought a patient caused it while smoking.

EC warning RUSSIA has been warned by the European Commission after it allegedly ‘threatened’ ex-Soviet states including Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine for signing association agreements with the European Union.

New term

PUTIN: Attended ceremony.

SERGEI SOBYANIN was re-elected as mayor of Moscow with 51 per cent of the vote. Russian President

Actor offended FRENCH actor Pierre Richard is said to have been ‘a bit offended’ after the Russian government gave him a shortstay single entry visa to attend the Pacific Meridian Film Festival held in Vladivostok (far-east Russia). He wants a ‘normal’ visa.

Book ban PROSECUTORS in Russia want to ban a book that combines Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s autobiography and ideological manifesto.

Cash gone THE Russian Audit Chamber is investigating the alleged embezzlement of 50 million rubles (€1.15 million) initially assigned for the refurbishment of the east wing of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersbourg.

Watch out

Sander dies

Green facts

She bishop

GERMANY has more industry-leading sustainable companies than the United States, Britain and Japan combined, according to the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review.

WALES’ Anglican church has voted to allow women bishops, following the lead of the Anglican communities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Stories making headlines from Russia

Vladimir Putin accompanied Sobyanin at the mayoral inauguration ceremony.

LONDON’S cat lovers are to get a special café. Permission has been given for a ‘cat café’ in Shoreditch where customers can have a tea or coffee while stroking a feline friend. The idea originated in Japan.

A POLICEWOMAN who hit the headlines when she decided to sue the owner of a petrol station where she THE gravel-voiced German tripped over a kerb actor Otto Sander who appeared while on duty has in international arthouse hits withdrawn her claim. such as ‘Das Boot’ and ‘Wings of PC Kelly Jones was Desire’ died aged 72, his agent claiming for loss of said. He had suffered from earnings after she cancer for several years. hurt her arm.

RUSSIAN PRESS Hospital blaze

Cat café

Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Happy Danes

Bad taste

DENMARK - Denmark is considered the happiest place in the world according to the World Happiness Report that measures factors including life expectancy and perception of corruption. Norway came in second place and Switzerland third.

DENMARK - National football team coach Morten Olsen apologised after comparing a 4-0 defeat to Armenia with the New York 9/11 terrorist attacks two days before the anniversary of the attacks.

Top uni SWEDEN - Lund University (southern Sweden) has been ranked as the best university in the country according to the QS World University Rankings. It came at 67th place overall. Uppsala University is the second best, coming at 79th place overall.

Economy down SWEDEN - Swedish economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year, whereas business production decreased by 0.8 per cent in July according to the Financial Times.

Midsomer travels DENMARK - British detective drama Midsomer Murders will celebrate its 16th year with the filming of its 100th episode in Copenhagen in October.

ECONOMY: Shrank by 0.2 per cent.

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MORE than 90 per cent of Spanish government aid during 2011 went to the finance sector. The €84.19 billion represented 7.84 per cent of GDP, or €1,781 per inhabitant.





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because her government felt that too few consortiums were competing for contracts, explained Manuel de la Camara, Spain’s ambassador to Brazil. That means Spanish plans to bid for the contract are back on track after fears they would miss the original deadline. Engineering bids will be invited in 2014, followed a year later by bids to supply rolling stock. The news was welcomed by the Madrid government. The delay gives it 10 employees, where time to work with the overtime increased by up to companies involved 30 per cent in 2012. and present combined “This imbalance in working offers, De la Camara hours could be countered said. with a greater market The Santiago de penetration by employment Compostela train agencies,” the report stated. crash will not Working with statistics influence the bidding. from the ministry of Labour The Spanish and Spain’s Social Security delegation had system, the study concluded provided the Brazilian if fewer employees worked authorities with overtime, more jobs would information which be available and demonstrated that unemployment would fall. the disaster occurred Employees in the Navarra, on a conventional and Aragon and Cataluña worked not a high speed 3.4 hours of overtime, more track, De la Camara than in any other region. revealed.

Staying late is costing jobs

SPANISH employees worked 38.82 million hours of overtime last year, compared with 43.27 million in 2011. Despite an 11.5 per cent reduction, this still meant each year every employee in Spain worked an average 2.3 hours more than stipulated on their contracts. While there might have been an overall reduction nationally, some employees worked longer overtime than in the past, found a survey by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT). This was particularly evident in business with up to

ITV makes money go around

ITV TEST: Large turnover.

SPAIN’s ITV vehicle inspection system generates €1.7 billion a year. For every euro that motorists pay for the obligatory test, equivalent to an MOT, they spend another €3.40 on bringing their vehicles up to scratch either before or after the inspection. The ITV tests account for between 15 and 25 per cent of the total turnover for garages specialising in electrical repairs, found Conepa, Spain’s Federation of Automotive Business-owners. Knowing they must pass the obligatory ITV inspection, vehicle-owners carry out repairs that they might otherwise put off until later, pointed out Conepa’s secretary general Victor Rivera. MIKELO/FLIKR

AVE’s Brazil plan on track BRAZIL will renew the bidding process for its high speed train network in 2015. Tenders for the €13 billion project would be postponed “for at least a year,” announced Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff in August. Rousseff decided to delay a decision


Takeover BARCELONA’S El Prat airport overtook Barajas last month as Spain’s busiest airport. It had 3.9m passengers compared to Madrid’s 3.8m.

Online boom

BIDDING: Spain wants train contract.

SPAIN’S internet turnover rose by 15 per cent to €2.8 billion in the first three months of 2013. Travel agencies accounted for 13.8 per cent of sales.




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2.0M 15.0M 2.7M 14.2M 56.8M 3.5M 3.3M 3.1M 18.5M 3.3M 8.3M 19.1M 12.9M 4.9M 61.1M 3.7M 7.7M 11.9M 2.7M 7.7M 40.9M 22.0M 4.9M 11.6M 1.2M 2.2M 3.4M 16.6M



0.46 0.09 1.25 0.68 1.00 1.85 0.94 1.95 1.56 0.95


NET VOLUME 251.32 2,250.92 64.58 354.40 113.64 78.71 1,356.20 609.56 278.93 20.27


Most Advanced Lakeland Industries, Inc. $ 5.50 1.35 / +32.53% ViroPharma Incorporated $ 39.13 8.66 / + 28.42% Rockwell Medical, Inc. $ 10.09 1.86 / + 22.60% Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. $ 9 1.46 / + 19.36% Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. $ 13.93 2.11 / + 17.85% Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. $ 117.53 17.37 / + 17.34% Reliv' International, Inc. $ 2.71 0.38 / + 16.31% Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. $ 15.56 1.82 / + 13.25% United Natural Foods, Inc. $ 67.73 7.76 / + 12.94% NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. $ 5.55 0.59 / + 11.90% Sophiris Bio, Inc. $ 5.66 0.59 / + 11.64% Mercer International Inc. $ 7.67 0.74 / + 10.68%

Most Declined Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Paragon Shipping Inc. DragonWave Inc EveryWare Global, Inc. Mannatech, Incorporated Education Management Corporation Dot Hill Systems Corporation Popular, Inc. RTI Surgical, Inc. Marketo, Inc.

$ 4.08 $ 6.20 $ 2.41 $ 11.64 $ 25.39 $ 8.36 $ 2.20 $ 20.30 $ 3.58 $ 34.42

0.91 / - 18.24% 1.13 / - 15.42% 0.33 / - 12.04% 1.21 / - 9.42% 2.355 / - 8.49% 0.68 / - 7.52% 0.15 / - 6.38% 1.3699 / - 6.32% 0.24 / - 6.28% 2.24 / - 6.11%

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE % C H G. Diageo PLC 2021.75 21.00 1.05 easyJet PLC 1329.50 29.00 2.23 Eurasian Natural Resources ...216.25 -3.70 -1.68 Experian PLC 1210.50 21.65 1.82 Fresnillo PLC 1047.50 -150.12 -12.53 G4S PLC 258.20 1.24 0.48 GKN PLC 354.10 0.70 0.20 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1629.25 7.00 0.43 Glencore Xstrata PLC 345.05 3.55 1.04 Hammerson PLC 502.25 1.00 0.20 Hargreaves Lansdown PLC1026.00 11.63 1.15 HSBC Holdings PLC 706.10 4.10 0.58 IMI PLC 1498.50 7.00 0.47 Imperial Tobacco Group PLC2318.00 26.00 1.13 InterContinental Hotels Gro...1908.00 5.00 0.26 International Consolidated ...322.40 7.70 2.45 Intertek Group PLC 3413.00 27.00 0.80 ITV PLC 184.25 0.80 0.44 Johnson Matthey PLC 2955.00 31.00 1.06 Kingfisher PLC 403.40 3.49 0.87 Land Securities Group PLC 922.00 0.00 0.00 Legal & General Group PLC201.00 3.10 1.57 Lloyds Banking Group PLC 77.01 0.41 0.54 London Stock Exchange Group...1635.0013.00 0.80 Marks & Spencer Group PLC515.75 4.00 0.78 Meggitt PLC 566.75 11.00 1.98 Melrose Industries PLC 311.05 4.40 1.43 National Grid PLC 746.75 5.00 0.67 Next PLC 5210.00 30.00 0.58 Old Mutual PLC 193.90 2.10 1.09 Pearson PLC 1287.50 5.00 0.39 Persimmon PLC 1153.50 -9.00 -0.77 Petrofac Ltd 1406.50 16.50 1.19 Prudential PLC 1183.50 17.00 1.46 Randgold Resources Ltd 4508.00 4.00 0.09 Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC4542.00 -12.00 -0.26 Reed Elsevier PLC 816.25 5.50 0.68 Resolution Ltd 324.50 1.50 0.46 REXAM PLC 502.00 0.00 0.00 Rio Tinto PLC 3177.25 33.50 1.07 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC1118.50 -6.00 -0.53 Royal Bank of Scotland Grou...363.55 1.90 0.53 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2173.50 7.00 0.32 RSA Insurance Group PLC 124.00 0.91 0.74 SABMiller PLC 3176.50 41.00 1.31 Sage Group (The) PLC 356.85 6.20 1.77 Sainsbury (J) PLC 400.95 3.68 0.93 Schroders PLC 2496.50 21.00 0.85 Serco Group PLC 581.25 6.15 1.07 Severn Trent PLC 1744.00 11.00 0.63 Shire PLC 2541.50 64.00 2.58 Smith & Nephew PLC 789.25 9.00 1.15 Smiths Group PLC 1371.00 8.00 0.59 SSE PLC 1559.50 8.10 0.52 Standard Chartered PLC 1522.25 12.00 0.79 Standard Life PLC 348.95 6.30 1.84 Tate & Lyle PLC 793.00 0.00 0.00 Tesco PLC 374.30 2.25 0.60 Travis Perkins PLC 1630.50 19.75 1.23 TUI Travel PLC 360.65 7.20 2.04 Tullow Oil PLC 1075.00 11.00 1.03 Unilever PLC 2479.00 12.00 0.49 United Utilities Group PLC 685.75 5.32 0.78 Vedanta Resources PLC 1185.00 25.00 2.16 Vodafone Group PLC 212.80 0.75 0.35 Weir Group PLC 2348.50 -15.00 -0.63 Whitbread PLC 3172.00 35.00 1.12 William Hill PLC 434.65 7.10 1.66 Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC295.65 0.50 0.17 Wolseley PLC 3356.50 -28.00 -0.83 Wood Group (John) PLC 814.25 7.50 0.93 WPP PLC 1288.00 -4.00 -0.31

VOLUME 79.49 184.42 362.99 149.17 1,447.06 464.24 575.20 1,073.32 6,699.12 165.96 62.47 4,189.68 64.74 421.78 88.66 1,842.49 42.42 1,838.86 102.49 1,239.93 269.07 2,306.00 45,002.46 14.82 621.37 233.29 192.68 976.66 73.11 1,005.82 322.35 267.21 97.74 980.85 139.85 165.81 831.18 218.74 110.64 592.25 692.28 1,995.40 851.77 1,992.71 229.34 227.53 722.39 37.32 320.96 33.81 520.40 215.61 152.34 333.46 1,060.50 1,586.75 189.77 1,691.83 49.33 308.26 169.57 463.10 224.63 148.31 13,279.49 142.31 85.22 1,234.36 1,123.99 210.75 67.75 619.57


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Axarquía - Málaga East

A woman’s work is never done!


READ an article this week written by a woman who says she feels guilty about spending her husband’s earnings. The woman described how she has always been a hard worker and enjoyed making purchases for herself and her husband using her salary, but since having a baby she now doesn’t feel as comfortable spending as she describes it - ‘his’ cash. When she was working, she says she wouldn’t have thought twice about buying lunch out or a new top, but since giving birth to a little girl and stepping back from her desk job the writer is hesitant to spend, as she doesn’t see the income coming into the house as her money! I imagine this attitude


Loose change A look at finance for females Jane Plunkett

is something that might enter many women’s heads if they decide to

IT’S YOURS: His money is your money too. stay at home and look after a newborn, but it’s an attitude that makes the 1950’s look progressive and a stop needs to be put to such negative thinking immediately.

A woman looking after a newborn baby is working, and often working long, hard, tiresome days at that. It’s an important job bringing up a child and it deserves to be valued

in the same way that professions outside the home are valued. The decision to have a baby is a joint effort, so there is no need for any stay-at-home mum, or dad for that matter, to feel uncomfortable about spending what should be considered as being the family’s money. Obviously, if one income is lost after having a baby, it’s wise not to be wheeling the new pram around town spending carelessly. It’s important to be organised and stick to a budget, but a stay-athome mum or dad should never feel as if the worker has the only claim to an income. In an ideal world it should be shared and spent fairly between the worker outside the house and the worker inside the home.


Compensation within sight AT least half of investors with mis-sold preference shares and subordinated debt in nationalised banks should recoup their money, according to the FROB, Spain’s bank restructuring fund.

Bank deal NATIONALISED bank Novagalicia is selling its EVO subsidiary to Apollo Management, a US investment fund, for €60 million. The new owners pledged to retain jobs at Evo, Novagalicia said.

Inflation dip SPAIN’S inflation rate dipped to 1.5 per cent in August, down from 1.8 per cent in July according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).




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Telefonica plotting a comeback… TELEFONICA, which has been suffering in the domestic market, has predicted better times ahead. The company has been losing customers to cheaper rivals, particularly from its Movistar mobile brand. Luis Miguel Gilperez, CEO of Telefónica España, had pinned his hopes on ‘bundling’ together landline, ADSL and mobile products plus TV into one monthly payment under its Fusion banner. Since its launch the Fusion bundles have signed up 2.8 million customers. But despite its efforts

many cash strapped Spaniards are still moving to budget companies. Many mobile customers do not necessarily want to pay for a landline as well. So it remains cheaper to switch to other providers, many of whom offer free or very cheap data downloads as well as phone calls. Others offer good value ADSL internet deals and landline at very competitive prices. Movistar mobile lost 248,000 customers during March which brought its loss of customers in the first three months of the year to 700,000.

New chairman for Pescanova

IN CHARGE: Luis Miguel Gilperez, CEO of Telefonica España. Spain’s mobile virtual network operators companies that offer a service using bigger providers’ infrastructure gained 210,000 customers in March alone. But Telefonica at a press conference has said that it is confident of an upswing in its fortunes. Gilperez said although not yet back to growth, the company

was close to reversing the trend of losing customers. It is planning to launch some innovative and cost effective products. These include the ability to use data ‘bought’ on a contract to be shared across different devices, negating the need for pricey contracts across all a household’s devices. And it plans to roll out the most modern and

fastest 4G mobile network across Spain at no extra cost to consumers. That is in contrast to other countries where customers who want 4G will have to pay a premium, usually around an extra €5 to €10 a month. It claims that 50 per cent of the country will have access to its 4G coverage by Christmas.

INSOLVENT frozen fish company Pescanova has appointed a new chairman. Shareholders decided to put Juan Manuel Urgoiti into the hot seat to guide the company through what is expected to be a lengthy insolvency process. The previous chairman left amid charges of insider trading and falsifying information. Manuel Fernandez de Sousa who left the post in April denied any wrongdoing. He and nine other executives are under court investigation. Urgoiti is a former chairman of Banco Gallego and sits on the board of directors of retailer Inditex, owner of Zara.


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

Gibraltar suffered as well! MR GRAHAM (Issue 1471) is quite right in praising Malta’s George Cross, but totally wrong about everything else. No one in Gibraltar has called for it to be granted to Gibraltar. The initiative has come from an English MEP. For the record, Gibraltar was bombed during World War 2 by both the French and Italians. The majority of the population had been removed to French Morocco only to be rounded up at gunpoint when France fell and crammed into ships that were obliged to sail to the nearest friendly port, Gibraltar, as they had no food or water. A second evacuation settled people in Madeira, Jamaica and, the bulk, in Blitz-torn and V-bombed London! Worse than that, our Indian Community was shipped to India, captured by a German raider, shipped to France, their ship torpedoed by a British submarine and the survivors interned in German Concentration Camps. Most of the population suffered five or six years of exile but some lingered in makeshift camps in Ireland away from home and family for 15 years. All able bodied persons helped in the war effort, not forgetting those in essential posts in Gibraltar. Since then, Gibraltar has contributed to the defence of democracy during The Korean War, the ‘withdrawal from Empire,’ the Falklands War and all the recent conflicts in the near and Middle East. Despite all this, no one in Gibraltar has ever asked for the George Cross. Charles Rosado (by email)

Parking blues I AGREE with Allen Everington (Issue 1469) and Mick Scarles (Issue 1470) with regards to people parking in disabled parking bays without a badge. Just as bad are the people who abuse the parking privileges that come with a disabled badge. In the past few weeks I have seen four different cars parked in a disabled bay, display a badge and walk away with no apparent disability and there has not been anyone else in the car. A couple from Holland in Moraira parked in a disabled bay next to an empty normal space, put the badge on the dashboard and were quicker than us into the store. Len Atkinson, Benichembla, (Alicante)



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Beautiful double rainbow in Turre, Almeria.

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Despite of.... MR ERIC CONWAY (letters, Issue 1470) refers to Oxford and Cambridge as though the Catholic Church set them up in their present form, when this actually came about gradually in spite of religious control, not because of it. The early religious academies functioned more as places of indoctrination according to dogma rather than as centres of inquiry and the search for knowledge and understanding. The non-acceptance by the medieval Church of factual discoveries about the physical world is well known, as is the forced retractions made by men of knowledge under Church duress. The ‘unprecedented human achievement’ of the Renaissance owed more to the discovery of Arab translations of Greek and Roman

texts and to Gutenberg’s invention of printing with re-usable type than to any positive input by the Church. I have no problem with people following their bliss but I think it diminishes their credence when, in their bliss, they either misrepresent historical facts or erase them altogether. Eric Robinson, La Herradura (Granada)

Lanes needed I WAS interested to read the report about how poor Malaga’s cycling lanes are (CDS Issue 1471). The city is not alone. Cyclists in Spain are very badly catered for. I have read motorists complain about cyclists, but really the majority of us would rather not use the roads or pedestrian paths in town. Well designed cycleways are in everyone’s interests, leaving the roads for cars and pathways for pedestrians. Samantha Lacalle, Nerja (Malaga)

So sorry! I WOULD like to say sorry that we had to cancel the paella at the Arts & Crafts Market in Rojales on Saturday evening Sept 7. Many visitors complained about that, but I had to make the decision early on due to rain and the

possibility of cancelling the event. Secondly, sorry I wasn’t able to do demonstrations or portraits due to lack of space. Thirdly, sorry that the event was severely curtailed with only a fraction of the artists expected, but they didn’t want their precious work ruined by rain. One visitor said “Is this all there is?” - but at least it went ahead! But better than turning out to find nothing there, I hope. The event started at 7pm but at 6pm it was still likely to be cancelled and it was only because I knew the gallery cave - Sala Mengolero - was empty and I suggested we used it, that the event happened. Thanks go to Rojales Town Hall for allowing use of Sala Mengolero at the last minute. Also thanks to the artists and artisans and the Funtastic Dixieland band. Martin, Rojales (Alicante)

Another mystery RE the ‘Mystery Statue in Marbella,’ (Costa del Sol, Issue 1470). I always admire this when leaving Venta Los Pacos, but there is more of his work in Marbella in Carib Playa in the beach restaurant Rama. It has to be by the same artist as it is nearly identical, and at Rama the trees are alive! Jamie Stonehewer (By email). Editor’s note: The Euro Weekly News reported on a mystery statue on Marbella’s Golden Mile, the origins of which are lost in the mists of time.

Thank you I AM writing in appreciation of the article on page 2 (Issue 1470, Costa del Sol) regarding the fire and our horses which have found a new home in Barranco Blanco. This is very much appreciated especially the accompanying photo... a very big thank you. Vera Wates (Malaga) Editor’s note: The EWN reported how Equinatural, a charity that looks after abandoned horses, had found a new home after a massive bush fire that swept across parts of Mijas, Coin, Alhaurin el Grande Marbella and Ojen (Malaga) last year.

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Axarquía - Málaga East

Mad to even think of voting for Labour after their squandering HOW could anyone in their right mind even consider voting Labour at the next election? Personally the idea of Miliband, Balls and co. actually empowered to introduce just about anything that even vaguely controls the way we exist, fills me with absolute horror. Last week’s conference did precisely nothing to change my views. The only thing I agreed with in the whole sorry, uninspiring shambles, was the pathetic smattering of applause that greeted Miliband’s final summary. As a lifelong Conservative, I am still of the unshakable opinion that the UK is a business and should be run as such. Left wingers, with their ‘everybody out’ and ‘a better deal for the workers’ piffle is just that. Unadulterated hypocritical claptrap. Workers only prosper when the business prospers. Wages only rise when profits become healthier. Keep handing out more than is coming in and there can be only one inevitable result - bankruptcy.



Which is exactly what happened when the ‘New’ Labour brigade took over. Conned by self-ambitious Tony Blair, they inherited a business that, under the Conservatives, was thriving (with a basically happy and suitably rewarded work force) and proceeded to run it into the ground. In the end they even sold off our gold reserves - at an absolute pittance I may add. Labour and its

leftwing incompetence, couldn’t run a tombola at a church hall - let alone a UK INC. In an effort to replace millions of disgruntled voters they then opened the immigrant flood gates. Without a single thought for the decent British hard working men and women, who had sacrificed their time and energy to help put the

country firmly on its feet, they subsequently allowed in a positive deluge of often spongers and grabbers, without a patriotic bone in their bodies, who then proceeded to bleed the country dry. Our National Health Service, schools and public services, which should have been part of the British people’s reward for their hard work, are now strained to breaking point and will take years to recover - if ever. They squandered even more money by attempting to bribe the masses with handouts and subsequently created a vast army of spongers who consider working for a living a mugs’ game. They embroiled us in a war which cost billions and brought the misery of death and maiming into thousands of British homes. And some of you want to vote them back in. Keep the faith. Love Leapy.

END COLUMN Giant leap into space A FROG was caught by specially designed, remote cameras on the side of NASA’s LADEE rocket during its takeoff from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Bump bust A CANADIAN woman was arrested in Columbia for trying to smuggle two kilos of cocaine using a fake pregnancy bump.

Andes man A MAN who disappeared in the Andes four months ago has been found alive after surviving on rats and raisins. He got lost in a snowstorm trying to cross the mountains when his motorbike broke down.

On the phone by the age of 5 Nearly one in 10 UK children get their first mobile phone by the time they are five years old, according to a survey by price comparisons website uSwitch.


S more and more children are being given phones we asked readers how young was too young to have a phone. At what age should children own a mobile phone? Do you see any danger in younger children using mobile phones? Five years is too young for children to have a mobile phone, said Mick and Janet O’Hanrahan, 68, both retired and now living in Arboleas. “Around the age of 12 is when they start to get independent and is a good age to start. We can’t see any real danger if they use a locked mobile phone.” Tania Hanks, 42, a part time supermarket worker on holiday in Almeria, lives in Norfolk, England. She said: “My eldest daughter had a mobile phone at 10 years old. We live in a small village and

VICTORIA: Absolutely not. she walks or bikes up to the next village to see friends so it is handy to keep in touch. “I had to cancel internet access on the phone because it is easy to view inappropriate content and phones can easily get damaged.” She added that her two younger children do not have a phone. Chris Smalling, 55, a

MICK AND JANET: Around 12.

STREET TALK business man from Marbella, saw no problem in young

TANIA: Good to keep in touch. children having a phone. “They are a lot more than just a phone these days. My grandson has one, he is seven, and he uses it to play games, listen to music, take photos and even read books. He has the internet turned off on it though.” Mothers we spoke to on the Costa Blanca thought a child

having a phone by the age of five was ridiculous. Children under 10 were too young to have a phone, said mother of three Victoria Vasey, aged 31 from La Marina. “They should not have one, absolutely not. My eldest was 13 when she got one. It is OK from when they are a teenager at high school and they start going out by themselves a bit. I do know someone who just bought her six-year-old an iPhone.” Sheena Parkington, 34, a mother of one, agrees it is not necessary for a young child to have a phone but believes it is more a British thing she said: “I think in the UK it is more about peer pressure. Spain isn’t so gadget orientated or into having the latest items or designer clothes, so I don’t think Spanish children would have a phone so young.”


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Heartwarming sci-fi fantasy in which a 10-year-old boy befriends and shelters a gentle alien stranded on Earth.

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BBC2 6:15pm Cash in the Attic 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm James Martin's Food Map of Britain 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Everyday Gourmets 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food 10:00pm The Midwives 11:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks


5:30pm E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 7:35pm Local News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Surprise Surprise 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:45pm Perspectives 12:45am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 1:40am The Store 3:40am Motorsport UK 4:30am ITV Nightscreen

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Countrywise 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Doc Martin 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

6:00pm The X Factor 7:00pm The Xtra Factor 8:00pm Evan Almighty 10:00pm The Xtra Factor 11:00pm The Big Reunion: On Tour 12:00am Pitch Black

6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The X Factor 10:00pm Peter Andre: My Life


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6:40pm The Spiderwick Chronicles 8:25pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm The Political Slot 9:00pm Kevin Mccloud's Man Made Home 10:00pm Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 11:35pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:35am The Last Leg 1:25am Paddy's TV Guide


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6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 9:00pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals 9:30pm Gadget Man 10:00pm The Fried Chicken Shop

5:00pm Coast 5:15pm Incredible Animal Journeys 6:15pm Cash in the Attic 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm James Martin's Food Map of Britain 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Everyday Gourmets 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off 10:00pm The Wrong Mans 10:30pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 11:00pm Later Live... with Jools Holland 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Today at the Conference


4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Aussie Animal Island 9:00pm Ade in Adland 10:00pm Being Paul Gascoigne 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm When Ali Came to Britain


4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Vancouver 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Peter Andre: My Life 10:00pm The Magaluf Weekender 11:00pm Crazy Beaches 11:30pm Celebrity Juice 12:20am Paranormal Activity

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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 9:00pm Double Your House for Half the Money 10:00pm My Big Fat Gypsy Ladies' Day 11:00pm London Irish 11:30pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown


BBC1 4:45pm Country Show Cook Off 5:15pm Flog It! 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm The One Show 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Father Figure 12:05am The League Cup Show 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am BBC News


5:10pm Incredible Animal Journeys 6:10pm Cash in the Attic 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast by the Labour Party 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm James Martin's Food Map of Britain 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Everyday Gourmets 9:00pm The House That £100k Built 10:00pm Science Britannica 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Today at the Conference 12:50am The Midwives 1:50am See Hear


4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:25pm Party Political Broadcast by the Labour Party 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


4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Vancouver 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Totally You've Been Framed! 10:00pm Girlfriends 11:00pm Bridget Jones's Diary

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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 9:00pm The Three Day Nanny 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm Gogglebox 11:50pm Bouncers

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A mix of drinks may be harmful MIXING alcohol with energy drinks could be more harmful than research currently suggests, claims a leading psychologist. Professor Peter Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at Deakin University in Australia, warns that mixing spirits such as vodka with energy drinks can lead to higher levels of intoxication. He says that previous studies falsely reassure drinkers and don’t reflect the real world, apart from the fact that many of them are financed by energy drink manufacturers. Surveys show around three out of four college students in Europe and the US regularly indulge in such combinations, and studies looking at statistical links between certain forms of behaviour and drinkers mixing energy drinks and alcohol show they are likely to consume more alcohol, engage in aggressive acts, get injured and drinkdrive.


Keeping fit to fight cancer KEEPING active for just under 40 minutes a day could reduce the risk of cancer of the womb by nearly half. The World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) Continuous Update Project found evidence that about 3,700 cases could be prevented every year with just 38 minutes of daily physical activity, combined with maintaining a healthy weight. Womb cancer mostly affects women aged over 60. The most common is endometrial, affecting the womb lining. Researchers at Imperial College, London, collated and reviewed all the scientific research available on womb cancer, diet, physical activity and body weight. Then an international panel of experts judged the evidence with

scientists at WCRF estimating that there is a link between body fat and cancer. It is thought fat cells could release hormones that can increase the risk of some cancers. Regular physical activity can help to keep these hormone levels healthy as well as strengthening the immune system and maintaining a healthy digestive system. The study also revealed evidence that drinking coffee can cut the risk of womb cancer. KEEPING ACTIVE: Just under 40 minutes a day could reduce the risk of cancer of the womb.

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SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) A juicy bit of gossip comes your way this week and it is hard to keep it quiet. You must do so, however, because there is a lot riding on it. When people trust you, they are saying much about the relationship.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Letting life get too tame will eventually irritate you no end. Your social life needs a boost which, in turn, helps romance blossom. We all need constant stretching.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Someone will most certainly come to the rescue when your situation changes. Well, they will, won'ʼt they? Have Plan B ready just in case. In continuing to think in the short term you do yourself no favours.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) The rather more serious side of your

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) A chance remark alluding to your past brings a flashback.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) An exciting project is bubbling away in your mind but may

TECHNICOLOURS All the answers contain a colour

1. Which British crime film released in early 1950 by Ealing Studios, starred Jack Warner as PC George Dixon? 2. Which series of comedy films featured the bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers? 3. Which 1961 American musical romantic comedy film starred Elvis Presley as Chad (Chadwick) Gates? 4. Which 1971 British film written, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, was adapted from a 1962 novella by Anthony Burgess and starred Malcolm McDowell as Alex? 5. Which 1982 award-winning novel by American author Alice Walker was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Johnson?

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) During your social encounters this week you meet someone who offers to help. That is great, but do ask yourself if you would be prepared to give anything in return.


GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Some exciting suggestions make you think twice about a current business matter. However, it may not be necessary to change anything but to consider the new suggestion as a sort of ʻadd onʼ to a current project.

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) The moment that you have been waiting for has arrived. A colleague has made a decision that is long overdue. LEO (July 24 - August 23) You work hard for your money. Make it worthwhile by trying to hold on to as much of it as possible. Someone who is charming and plausible may try to get you involved in a fast-track money making scheme.

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


Very good: 38 Excellent: 47


daft, deaf, deft, fade, fane, fate, feat, feed, feet, fend, feta, fete, defat, faded, fated, feted, deafen, defeat, defend, enfant, fanned, fended, DEFENDANT

Word ladder HOME

Move from the start word (HOME) to the end word (BIRD) 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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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.


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This helps you to see a current situation more clearly. We all make mistakes and follow the same old patterns, but this time you are being forewarned.

nature needs to take over this week. Someone in a higher position is keeping an eye on you. This may be because they are considering you for promotion, so be on your best behaviour.

Alicante TODAY:


LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Because you are intent on pleasing others, you may be cramping your own style. This is something that you have in abundance and it should be used.




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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: The chance to help in a charitable manner or as part of a committee sees you at your best. Responsibility is something that you relish. This month it is possible for you to shine and show your very best.


VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) By showing confidence in your own way of doing things, you inspire others. This is chiefly because you are at last finding a balance between work and home life.


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CRYPTIC Across 7 Mean in attitude, not extravagant (6) 8 Eveʼs first refuge outside paradise (6) 9 Gripped right and proper (4) 10 Pet cried about being infirm (8) 11 For a calming break, takes the full three quarters (7) 13 Big insect that follows an American soldier (5) 15 Trained, grew round a stake (5) 17 Stone implement in hotel, very odd (7) 20 Happy helper with a less than sincere grip (4,4) 21 Advanced and fast! (4) 22 Immediately make amends, admitting crime initially (2,4) 23 Made amends for style used in commercial (6) Down 1 The French entrance an emissary (6) 2 A big snake, time for craft (4) 3 End fuel upset, thatʼs necessary (7) 4 Investigate American Bill (5) 5 Stuff that is relevant (8) 6 Reginald and I take on district (6) 12 Trampling on garden, it gets damaged (8)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Exit (place, act) (6) 4 Island (4) 8 Desván (5) 9 Where (5) 10 Desayuno (9) 13 Cisnes (5) 15 Young girl (5) 16 Bosque (terreno con árboles) (4) 17 Poetry (6) Down 1 Jabón (4)

14 Inscrutable late Greek god (7) 16 Divides hidden atolls (6) 18 Bike straddled by Rupert and Emma (6) 19 Sharp English drink left out (5) 21 Nil nil in the return game (4)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Blanket, 5 Scar, 8 Lyres, 9 Hunters, 11 Cash, 12 Restless, 15 Queen, 16 Tower, 19 Absorbed, 21 Stir, 23 Rackets,

QUICK Across 1 Notice (4) 4 Not very warm (6) 8 Orange-yellow food flavouring (7) 9 Tremble (5) 10 Wild animal's home (4) 11 End of the line (8) 13 Surprising (9) 17 Outside (8) 19 Formerly (4) 21 Less (5) 22 Look at closely (7) 23 Delicate (6) 24 Look for (4)

2 Más tarde (5) 3 To have a shower (8) 5 Hijo (3) 6 Bird (large) (3) 7 Building (house, office etc) (8) 11 Barcos (de grandes tamaños) (5) 12 Berry (4) 13 Sierra (herramienta) (3) 14 Garlic (3)

25 Pious, 26 Cent, 27 Intense. Down 2 Seabirds (7) 3 Revolve (4) 4 Sweets (13) 5 Sleep disorder (8) 6 Discover (5) 7 Stop (5) 8 Nurse a grievance (4) 12 Fort (8) 14 Authentic (7) 15 Rays of light (5) 16 Surrender (4) 18 Friendly Islands (5) 20 Excludes (4)

Down: 2 Larkspurs, 3 Ness, 4 Echoed, 5 Set, 6 Acres, 7 Slice, 10 Nation, 13 Electrons, 14 Dear me, 17 Season, 18 Press, 20 Blake, 22 Apse, 24 Kit. QUICK Across: 7 Voyage, 8 Leader, 9 Rose, 10 Prepared, 11 Scatter, 13 Maybe, 15 Grips, 17 Bizarre, 20 Virtuous, 21 Lift, 23 Saline, 24 Teeter.


Down: 1 Yo-yo, 2 Latest, 3 Perplex, 4 Alter, 5 Banana,

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 19 represents B and 25 represents K, so fill in B every time the figure 19 appears and K every time the figure 25 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

6 Remember, 12 Cardigan, 14 Hirsute, 16 Putrid, 18 Asleep, 19 Boxer, 22 Feed. ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Sells, 4 Ataud, 7 Primavera, 8 Casa, 10 Raya,

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


13 Sweetcorn, 15 Susto,


16 Hands.


Down: 1 Suitcases, 2 Lip, 3 Suit,


4 Abad, 5 Abeja, 6 Diamantes,


9 Sheds, 11 Otro, 12 Moth,


Play on Words

Unscramble the name of a former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion: LOVELY HEAD, FRIEND



Answers: Messing about; Talk it over

Unscramble the title of a popular British television detective drama series, first broadcast in 1997 (two words): MUD MESSED MIRROR


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We all have thoughts that would shame the devil.’


Mark Twain, (1835-1910) US writer and humourist.


Women’s wit No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’

Eleanor Roosevelt, (1884-1962) longest serving First lady of the US, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Mutter, 2 Girdle, 3 Extort, 4 Deeper, 5 Reader, 6 Intent, 7 Plants, 8 Barons, 9 Afresh, 10 Neatly, 11 Coarse, 12 Eighty, 13 Breast, 14 Agrees, 15 Panels, 16 Streak, 17 Marine, 18 Sparks, 19 Grease.


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Chocolate digestives come top

World’s biggest black pudding BURGOS is a city known for its Gothic cathedral and its main square, but this may soon change as the city is getting ready to make the world’s biggest black pudding. The council has decided to reach for this unusual record on September 29 as part of the city being the 2013 Spanish gastronomic capital. The 178-metre-long black pudding will be cooked over a low heat in a 250-kilogram pan placed on a sand structure. The Black Pudding Producers Association (AFAMOR) will be in charge of keeping the quality and flavour of the giant ‘morcilla’ up to standard. Citizen involvement will be crucial to make the event a success. Four hundred volunteers are needed to complete a process expected to start at 9am and to finish five hours later. A Guinness World Record representative will certify the achievement while numerous and hungry people enjoy one of the 4,000 portions that will come out of the record-breaking black pudding.

GROWING IN POPULARITY: Online grocery shopping.

Shoppers desert aisles for online ONLINE grocery shopping in the UK is expected to increase by 126 per cent in the next five years.

A new industry study predicts the shift towards shopping for food and groceries online and says that takings at the tills of these outlets will almost double over the next five years to £18.6 billion (€20 billion).

The figures come from the Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD). Chief Executive, Joanne DenneyFinch, said: “Both online and convenience retailing are reaping the rewards of our changing lifestyles. With more of us owning

THE chocolate digestive has come out as Britain’s favourite biscuit. Nearly a quarter of Britons questioned in the survey said they would opt for the chocolatey treat ahead of any other variety. Plain digestives came second with chocolate chip cookies, bourbons and custard creams making up the rest of the top five.

TREAT: Cookies.

Elevate your salad

SALADS are a versatile dish. Served warm or cold, as a side or as the

main meal, they fit in every occasion. Almost any ingredient is suitable for a salad, and they can elevate them into a fine cuisine dish when the produce is good and seasonable. Equally varied are salad dressings, although people usually stick to the classic French, Caesar or ranch dressings. In Spain olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper make up the traditional

dressing, but there are a whole lot of possibilities to make salads stand out. A good variation of the traditional dressing is the lime honey mustard dressing. Honey softens the lime’s sour acidic flavour, while a sprinkle of coriander gives an earthy fresh touch. Unusual in savoury dishes, cinnamon can be used in dressings to bring new flavours to salads.

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The many challenges of a Spanish Mediterranean garden SPANISH gardens in all areas with Mediterranean climates present challenges compared to gardening in the UK. That is something purchasers of properties on the coast, in the sandy desert areas and, particularly in winter, in cold inland hills will have discovered. Firstly, like most of Spain much of the soil is not very fertile unless enriched before planting and many of the plants are very different to those that one planted and cared for previously. Secondly, the real climatic conditions are not the average temperatures and rainfalls described in publicity material issued by tourist boards and international estate agents. Certainly these average temperatures are amongst

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FUTURE MAINTENANCE: Make sure you take this into account when designing your garden. the best worldwide for the healthy living of people, plants and pets. But as many have realised in recent years some summer days can be very hot with temperatures approaching 50 degrees C while, although the coast remains mild during the winter, inland it can be like the arctic with snow falls and temperatures well

below freezing, especially when northerly gales occur. Thirdly, most of us came to Spain for a more outdoor lifestyle throughout the year, so you need a garden that is pleasant to wander around, sunbathe and siesta in, cook, eat and drink in rather than a garden that looks good through the window on a damp dreary day or

another weekend when it’s impossible to cut the lawn. Fourthly, you may be short of water during the hottest summer months, so the number of plants you can support may be limited. Fifthly, many people purchasing properties are coming to Spain for their retirement and not to work and therefore may not initially be fully fit to take on

the challenge of a Spanish garden. Against this background we suggest the following: Build up fitness and strength before tackling the heavy jobs. Get used to wearing a sunhat on the hottest days. Design the garden to match the type of lifestyle you envisage in Spain. Recognise that you may live in the chosen property for the rest of your lives, so take account of the future maintenance required when you start to design, construct and plant up the garden. Yes you can employ a gardener, but the more maintenance required, the higher the cost and some garden landscaping companies are in reality more interested in the annual maintenance contract rather than the one-off design contract. Whatever you do, improve the soil before you plant anything, whether these be perennial or shrub beds, areas of flowering and fruiting trees and space for a vegetable plot etc,. Start a compost heap for kitchen and garden rubbish as soon as you move in so that within six months you will have compost to mix into the soil. Search out local sheep or goat herds and stables as sources of inexpensive manures. Also agricultural cooperatives often sell bags of manure based composts and inland living also enables the keeping of poultry and rabbits that yield good manures as well as eggs and meats. Unless you plan to keep

wide open views and a minimalist garden, plant up boundary hedges and internal windbreaks to achieve a more benign microclimate before you plant up anything but the hardiest plants. Select plants that are reasonably drought resistant and frost resistant if inland - we indicate these in Part Four of our book ‘Your garden in Spain.’ Ensure you can irrigate the plants during the summer months until they have established deep roots. Plan to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Tropical fruits are possible on the coast and the winter cold inland locations can be good for temperate fruits. In mild winter areas it is possible to harvest a good selection of vegetables 365 days a year. Our vegetable and fruit growing books were written to help you in getting going and avoiding the problems that we had in our early days. If you plan a pool for the hot summer months consider covering it with a sliding roof and installing solar water heating. With these you will not only be able to make better use of the pool, but the cover can also be used as a greenhouse for early and late vegetable crops. ‘Growing healthy vegetables in Spain’ has a special section on growing vegetables in containers. © Dick Handscombe gardenspain2@yahoo. com September 2013.

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UNVEILING: There are more than 1,000 stand s.

Spotlight turns on Frankfurt THE 65th Frankfurt Motor Show is being held until September 22. The international exhibition could not come at a better moment for the Spanish industry, which recently ousted Russia from 11th place in the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers ranking. The Spanish car industry registered a profit of €6.3 billion during the first half of the year, according to the Spanish Car and Lorry Manufacturers Association (Anfac).

In Spain 210,581 cars were manufactured in July, an increase of 15.36 per cent in relation to 2012. Many of these cars, including the Ford S-Max soon to be produced in Valencia, are being presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The show gathers all the segments of the car industry together on a 230,000 m2 site and more than 1,000 stands. Two themes are being highlighted at the show; electric cars and so-called car connectivity, that is

technology that aims at connecting the driver with the car and the environment. German manufacturers will unveil 16 electric cars, with many more produced

by Chinese, French, British, Japanese and American manufacturers. This is proof that this technology has ceased to be just a concept but has become a reality, according

to the organising German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Car connectivity is being planned to change the driving and safety of cars, with technology capable of

assisting the driver in the most dangerous situations. Experts claim 210 million of these ‘connected cars’ will be on the roads in 2016, four times more than today.

All-new Mazda 3 to hit the stores in October MAZDA’S new generation Mazda 3 is to go on sale in Spain in October following its European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The all-new car features Mazda’s SKYACTIV powertrain, with a standard power of 100ps at 6,000rpm and 150Nm at 4,000rpm for the 1.5litre version. Multi-hole injectors for enhanced fuel spray, special piston cavities and dual sequential valve timing make up a fuelsaving 4-2-1 exhaust

system. Every Mazda 3 will come with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) which helps to reduce or prevent low-speed collisions by automatically applying the brakes if the driver fails to act. With a starting price of €17,750, the new Mazda 3 features MZD Connect, the company’s brand new in-vehicle connectivity concept. Designed for straightforward and safe

operation, users can access Facebook and Twitter or reap the benefits of personalised location-based services. The cabin is split into separate driver and passenger zones designed for fun, non-stressful driving and a secure, relaxing passenger atmosphere. Complementing this layout is a humanmachine interface (HMI) which enables the driver to control the car’s infotainment features without taking their eyes off the road. On the outside, the Mazda 3

inherits the lines of the larger Mazda 6. The extended wheelbase and shorter front and rear overhangs suggest performance, enhancing safety and stability while at the same time offering more room in the cabin, and boot. The signature front grille flows into the lines, while minimal gaps between the body panels provide exceptional build quality with doors that open with ease. Headlamps feature a cleanly-structured lighting signature with LEDs and a light-guiding ring. The new Mazda 3 will be available in a range of nine exterior colours, including the ‘Soul Red’ metallic first seen on the new-generation Mazda 6. HEIR: The all-new Mazda 3 inherits the lines of the larger Mazda 6.

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First win of the season for Malaga MALAGA head into Saturday’s game at Real Sociedad (kick-off 4pm) having secured their first three points of the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano at La Rosaleda. Moroccan striker Mounir El Hamdaoui enjoyed a dream debut by scoring a hat-trick with Francisco Portillo and Eliseu also on target. The hosts had Rayo on the back foot immediately with Pedro Morales going close after just three minutes and centre-back Marcos Angeleri heading just wide from a corner, whilst at the other end Joaquin Larrivey was unable to hit the target from close range. Rayo’ keeper Ruben then had to be on his toes to deny Morales on 15 minutes and was again on hand to save from El Hamdaoui three minutes later. However, Malaga finally made the breakthrough on the half-hour mark, El Hamdaoui leaping to volley the ball into the net from Vitorino Antunes’ superb leftwing cross. Los Blanquiazules then doubled their advantage five minutes before halftime when Portillo passed into an empty net after El Hamdaoui had sprung the offside trap and squared the ball to him. Nonetheless, the visitors almost got themselves back into the game in first-half

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injury time through midfielder Saul, but Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero proved alert with his first real save of the game. Bernd Schuster’s men extended the lead four minutes after the break, Eliseu picking up Sergi Darder’s through ball and curling a sublime shot wide of former Malaga stopper Ruben, before El Hamdaoui got his second on 62 minutes when he slotted home a cross from Morales. The 29-year-old completed his treble five minutes later, this time beating three Rayo defenders with a deft turn inside the box and firing past former Malaga stopper Ruben at his near post. With the result beyond doubt, Schuster introduced Ignacio Camacho, Fabrice and Samuel into the action late on, the latter coming on eight minutes from time for El Hamdaoui, who went off to a standing ovation. The result means Malaga move out of the bottom three after a tough start to the 201314 campaign and into a more respectable midtable position.

Vettel set for 7th win as United and City meet

SEBASTIAN VETTEL is favourite to win Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix and so claim the seventh victory of the season and virtually seal his fourth successive world driver’s championship. After this race there will be just six remaining. On Saturday, 25,000 fans will attend the Nottinghamshire Glamorgan YB40 over cricket final at Lords, Chelsea play Fulham, hoping to improve on their worst start to a season under the Roman Abramovich regime, Everton visit West Ham and the two bottom clubs WBA and Sunderland face each other at The Hawthorns. Twenty-four hours later, Arsenal, who headed the PL last Sunday, meet Stoke, Cardiff entertain Spurs and City meet United in the Manchester derby. MOTOGP - Race 13 of the season in San Marino was dominated by Spaniards with Jorge

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RUGBY - Wigan star Josh Charnley has become the first player in history to score 40 tries in a Super League season.

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Lorenzo, championship leader Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa finishing 1-23. CRICKET - It was allsquare between England and Australia in the ODI series before Monday’s fifth and final game at Southampton. Trailing 1-0, England won the 4th match by three wickets at Cardiff. Set 228 to win, they were 8-3 following Clint McKay’s hattrick but Jos Buttler (65 off 48 balls), Michael Carberry (63) and Eoin Morgan (53) saw them home with just three deliveries left.

JOSH CHARNLEY: Plays for Wigan. Durham are now on the brink of winning the County Championship (Division 1) while Zimbabwe caused a huge upset by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in a Test Match in Harare. And ex-England captain Andrew Strauss could become Managing-Director of the ECB. ATHLETICS - Last Sunday, 55,200 runners entered the 33rd Great North Run. The men’s race

was won by Kenenisa Bekele with Mo Farah second. Four-time London and Paralympic champion David Weir triumphed in the men’s wheelchair race as fellow Brit Shelly Woods claimed the women’s prize. The 1,000,000th runner will enter (and hopefully finish) the 2014 Great North Run. CYCLING - American Chris Horner won the 2013 Vuelta a Espana and disgraced drug cheat Lance Armstrong has returned the bronze medal he won the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Away day champion THE Torrox Golf Society held their final Away Day game, at Cabopino Golf. As is tradition for the club Away Day, an Individual Stableford competition was played. The winner was George Clay with 33 points, followed by David DeVoto (31) in second place and Eric Wilson (31) in third. Nearest the pins went to Tony Child and Sam Gillespie. The title for winner of the 2013 Away Day Cup went Tony Child. For information call George Clay 625 936 814.

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GINS texas scramble at Los Moriscos

THE Golf International Nerja Society played a two ball texas scramble competition at Los Moriscos. First place was awarded to Ray Craig and Marlene Taylor with a combined score of 69.6, followed by second place John Vertenness and Brian Stewart (70.8) and in third Jim Burns and Rita McCracken (71.4). Winners of the Twos were Jim Burns and Rita McCracken, Bev Legg and Dianna Elliott, Roger Willoughby and Brian Cox and Karen Nuttall and Brian Mathews. The Society also played a pairs better ball stableford at Añoreta of which first place went to Joe Dines and Frank Ferdinales (39) followed

GINS PLAYERS: Winners after the competition. by Lyn McAllister and Ian Paterson (37) and in third Dan McAllister and Ingrid Stec (37). Winners of the Twos were Ann Raper, Peter Garner and Rod Edwards.

Last week the society held a 2-3-4 team game at Baviera. First place went to Robert Durston, Rob Nicholson, Kurt Lenhart and Cliff Elliott (115) and second place

went to Clive Akid, Mike Elsey, Stef Elsey and Eric Wilson (112). Winners of the Twos were John Bollard, Robert Durston and Rafael Martin.

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