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Theft warning ORIHUELA’S Animal Protection Centre is warning of an increase in the number of dogs being stolen from properties and gardens in the area, particularly in dogs to be trained for fighting.

ATM attack A MAN has been arrested following an attack on a British woman who was withdrawing money from a cash dispenser in Aguamarina, Orihuela Costa.

Car blaze A CAR burst into flames on the motorway on the outskirts of Murcia. The occupants escaped unharmed.

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Green disaster! Garden waste being sent 50km for disposal By Costa Blanca South reporter Gemma Quinn GARDEN waste overspill in Orihuela Costa is now ‘bursting at the seams’. That’s according to political party CLARO, which is questioning Orihuela City Hall’s new ‘environmentalists’ dream solution to the problem of garden waste’. Instead of it being transported for disposal to Crevillente 50 kilometres away, it should be collected and transported to San Pedro del Pinatar to be transformed into pellets for energy production or fertiliser and sold. CLARO claimed the site was closed and garden waste has been accumulating for weeks without being processed. President of CLARO Bob

Houliston said: “The consequence is that Orihuela Costa garden waste has to be transported once again to Crevillente, 50 costly kilometres away. But since the council is not willing to pay for the transport of all

the garden waste created in Orihuela Costa, much of it is allowed to accumulate in the streets for weeks.” Councillor for the Coast Martina Scheurer said waste had stopped being taken to San Pedro because the site refused to accept it.



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Finance 23 - 28 SURFER RESCUE: La Zenia beach was the scene of rescue.

Banned surfers save swimmers


SURFERS in Cala Cerrada rescued the lives of two swimmers who got into difficulty in the sea at La Zenia beach. The pair, aged 50 and 60, were struggling to get out of the water when bathers on the beach spotted them in trouble, raised the alarm and called the Local Police as there were no lifeguards patrolling. Upon arrival the police called upon the surfers to help. There are now renewed calls for the lifeguard service on the Orihuela Costa to

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be extended until late October or November to prevent further accidents and potential fatalities. It comes just months after the Euro Weekly News reported on a petition being collected and handed in to Orihuela City Hall calling on surfing to be allowed at La Zenia beach. Authorities refuse to authorise and permit the activity, issuing fines of up to â‚Ź3,000 saying it is not compatible with the thousands of bathers using the beach during the summer.

Thieves record their crimes TWO men, aged 23 and 25, have been arrested after accidently videoing themselves as they apparently burgled homes. The duo were arrested in


Guardamar del Segura suspected of carrying out 14 thefts from cars and homes in Toledo. They were tracked to Guardamar after the car they

were travelling in had a GPS device which was being followed by National Police in Toledo. Inside the car police found a memory card containing several

videos of the pair carrying out the crimes. The images were taken when the alleged thieves used a mobile phone as a flashlight to illuminate the homes’ interiors.

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UK unit targets global criminals

One sky for all TAMARIT BEACH in Santa Pola will be part of the One Sky, One World movement, which is happening simultaneously around the word on Sunday from 10am. People are invited to write messages of peace to send up to the sky on kites.

Caring course A CARERS course has begun in Santa Pola to help people looking after elderly dependants, particularly those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Schools back

A NEW UK police unit has been formed to crack down on UK expatriate criminals hiding in Spain. Organised criminals who believe they can evade arrest by lying low in Spain will feel the full force of the UK’s newest crime fighting agency. The National Crime Agency (NCA) will use more than 4,000 specialist crime fighters to tackle some of the world’s toughest and

most organised criminals. The NCA will build on its work with a range of agencies including the Spanish National Police, Guardia Civil and Spanish Customs to tackle threats including economic crime, criminal finances and profits, organised immigration crime and emerging threats like e-crime. Of particular interest to both countries will be cocaine and cannabis entering the UK via

Spain from Latin America and North and West Africa. The new agency will also focus on the activities of British organised criminals in Spain. It will continue to work closely with Spanish partners under Operation Captura, which has seen 53 of the UK’s most wanted criminals arrested. The operation will continue to be a threat to British fugitives residing in Spain.

Pride of Spain…

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National holiday commemorates Columbus




HRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’S discovery of the Americas takes centre stage on Saturday. It is the National Day of Spain and commemorates the anniversary of the Italian born explorer’s first arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, on a voyage sponsored by the Spanish Crown. He had been hoping to reach Japan and never admitted he had not reached Asia. It was first celebrated in Spain in 1935, and was known as Dia de

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Imserso cuts

THE government-subsidised Imserso trips popular for the elderly in the region, has had its budget cut to €69 million for 2014, back to 2006 levels after losing €57 million in four years.

Drugs assault

SIXTY unemployed people in Torrevieja have completed a training course to help them obtain work in the catering and hospitality sector.

TOMORROW (Friday) is the deadline for families in Orihuela to apply for financial assistance. Those who wish to so, should contact the city hall in Orihuela or Playa Flamenca for information and forms.



HOTELIERS in the port area of Alicante are denouncing local leisure establishments for failing to adhere to the current regulations on noise to prevent disruption to their guests.

Training up

Still time


Silence please LANDING OF COLUMBUS: Anniversary of the explorer’s arrival.

IN Orihuela, 7,500 students have started their nursery and primary schooling in 25 infant and primary schools in the municipality.

THE Ombudsman has criticised Torrevieja Council for failing to take measures to prevent further collapse of a listed building in Los Balcones. The owner has been ordered to carry out emergency work.


Bombs aren’t going to change my ideas about Franco’ Senen Pousa, the mayor of Beade, in Ourense, Galicia, after a bomb in a pressure cooker destroyed the ground floor of the local town hall. The conservative Partido Popular mayor is a supporter of Franco.

A replica of Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria.

la Hispanidad, emphasising Spain’s connection to the international Hispanic community. In 1981, it was established as a national holiday. The name was changed to ‘Fiesta Nacional’ in 1987 to remove all reference to Spain’s historical colonialism. Shops will be shut on the day when celebrations are normally muted. But in Zaragoza, as part of what is also the Day of Our Lady of the Pillar (Nuestra Señora del Pilar), hundreds of thousands of people, often dressed in the traditional costume of Aragon, bring flowers to the Virgin statue, placed in the centre of the Plaza del Pilar. Around the country many stay at home to watch on TV a military parade held each year, usually in Madrid, attended by the King, the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and foreign diplomats on what is also Spanish Armed Forces Day.

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per cent of people in Spain had consumed cannabis in 2012, and 7 per cent in the 30 days prior to a study carried out by the government, placing the country at the top of the list of European countries where most people had done so.

A GANG assaulted a couple to steal a stash of drugs in the area of Raiguero de Poniente, Orihuela. It comes a year after a similar incident where shots were fired to intimidate a couple in the area.

Smurfs show A FREE Smurfs live stage show at the Habaneras Shopping Centre attracted 2,500. The show is travelling around 13 shopping centres in Spain.

Elderly gala A GALA tribute has been held at the Municipal Theatre in Torrevieja to mark the ‘International Day of Older Persons.’

Sports season TORREVIEJA’S Councillor for Sports, Luis Maria Pizana, has attended the launch of the new municipal sporting season at the Infanta Cristina Sports Palace.

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Drunk driver sentenced to three year prison sentence THE man who ran over a 21 year-old cyclist in San Vicente after skipping a red light while intoxicated accepted a three year prison sentence. Appearing in court in Valencia, A.D.C.T. spoke only “yes sir” when the judge asked

him if he agreed with the facts against him. The prosecutor initially asked for a sentence of fours years in prison for a crime against road safety and reckless homicide, but the final sentence was reduced to three years and one month. He has been banned from driving

Fire at nursing home TWO-HUNDRED residents were evicted from a nursing home in Alicante after a fire broke out. The blaze is believed to have started when a 75 year-old resident tried to light a cigarette. A nearby bottle of oxygen

caused an explosion in the man’s room causing a fire and the eviction of the residents plus 30 employees. The man suffered burns to his hands and a woman, aged 77, was treated for smoke inhalation.

cars and motorcycles for six years. The driver, who was travelling at 94km per hour in a 50km zone, must also compensate the victims’ parents and brother over €136,000, as well as giving €6,000 to the owners of two cars he crashed into.

Two killed in N-332 RTA TWO people have died in a car accident between two vehicles on the N-332 in El Campello, Alicante. A man, aged 70 and a 49 year-old woman were killed in the crash. Three others were injured. A 17 year-old suffered abdominal trauma and was taken to the Hospital de San Juan while a 39 year-old man was transferred to Alicante’s General Hospital with multiple injuries.

NEWS Train hits fruit lorry FIFTEEN people were injured when a passenger train travelling between Lorca and Aguilas in Murcia province crashed into a lorry at a crossing at Los Cartujos. The train driver hit the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting the lorry carrying citrus fruit, which was shunted along the line. Fifteen of the 60 passengers on board were injured, including a four-year-old boy.


Gunman admits crime A MAN has admitted shooting dead notary Juan Jose Martinez Roman, 54, in Torrevieja in October 2009. His admission could result in a 55-year prison sentence. The man, who has not been named, told a judge at an Elche court that the nine members of the Hell’s Angels and seven other friends and relatives facing charges were all innocent and everything had been devised and executed by himself. During two hours of questioning he also said that he implicated leaders of the Murcian chapter of the Hell’s Angels because police had said his then girlfriend who “had done nothing” would remain behind bars.

Tragic find REMAINS found on the Murcia-Caravaca motorway have been confirmed as human. Motorists who reported the discovery at kilometre 18 near Los Baños de Mula called the emergency services, thinking they were animal remains. When personnel from the road maintenance division arrived at the scene they discovered

the corpse was of a human and not a dog as was first believed. Police later confirmed that forensic analysis has identified the body to be of a 21-year-old woman of gypsy origin. It is believed she was run over by at least eight vehicles and police are now searching for the driver of the first vehicle to have hit her.

Internal politics take over MURCIA REGION’S health manager, Jaime Guirao, has resigned. He claims he was under constant pressure from hospital doctors unhappy with his policies. It comes as news was announced that the emergency unit at the Rosell hospital in Cartagena is to be closed with staff transferred to the Hospital Santa Lucia. The current head of the A&E department at the new Santa Lucia Hospital was then sacked.

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45 quakes in a day THE Gulf of Valencia recorded 45 earthquakes in 24 hours. According to the Geological Institute of Catalonia (IGC), there were 45 cases of seismic activity off the coast of Castellón, in the vicinity of the

underground Castor natural gas storage, of which only three have passed the three degrees on the Richter scale. Only one was was fully felt, with the 112 emergency number receiving 12

calls relating to the episode. The plant has since paralysed its gas extraction activity following the order of the Ministry of Industry, who is trying to find out if the seismic activity is directly related to the work on the plant.

Medicine is first choice at university THE cuts in health and education have not





deterred thousands of young people from wanting to be doctors, nurses, teachers and therapists. More than 6,600 young people in Alicante province failed to get on the most in-demand courses. Medicine was the leading subject of choice, followed by physiotherapy,

nursing, psychology and Physical Activity Sciences and Sports. Teaching, nursing, criminology and journalism were also popular courses. According to data from the University Miguel Hernandez (UMH) in Elche, there is a waiting list of 2,357 students wanting to study medicine.

Hotel occupancy exceeds 80 per cent HOTELS in the Valencia Region closed in September with an average occupancy above 80 per cent; an increase of 3 per cent compared to the same month in 2012. Regional Minister of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment, Maixmo Buch, highlighted in particular the results achieved in Benidorm - which achieved an average occupancy in September of 93.5 per cent, 1.5 per cent higher than the last year - as well as on the coast of Castellon, where hotels filled 75 per cent of their rooms in September with an annual rise of 3.8 per cent.

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TWO farm workers were hospitalised after a sudden hailstorm rained down on rural districts of Pinoso. Ice the size of golf balls caught out workers who were harvesting grapes and ripped through the crops. Cars suffered broken windows and roof tiles were damaged on properties.


€1 diabetes test offer DIABETES tests for only €1 are now available at Medcare until the end of the year. The special offer tests are in support of the Diabetes UK and Tesco awareness campaign in the UK, and were to be available only until the end of the campaign on October 6. But demand was so strong that the British GP practice in Spain has decided to extend the offer. Practice manager Amim Hasan said: “Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to serious health problems, so it is important that people get tested.” To book your diabetes test call 966 860 258 or email


Fair trade... ALMORADÍ hosted a Trade Fair Outlet organised by the Merchant’s Association in addition to the weekly market. A tapas route was in place and 30 shops participated.

Yes again FIFTY couples celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in a special event at the Rotunda municipal park in Elche, organised by the city hall.

Art show THE Casino de Elche is hosting an exhibition of 20 oil paintings by Juan Maria Jimenez Moreno. Entrance is free and it is open Monday to Sunday from 59pm.

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Simple steps for an easier life TAKING a few simple steps can help British expatriates to prepare for the difficulties of living in Spain or avoid them altogether, said Ambassador Giles Paxman. Checking passport expiry dates, telling visitors from the UK what to get before they travel, and visiting the local town hall to find out about local services are all simple measures that will help Britons in Spain to avoid running into time-consuming problems later, he said.

“If you’re living here you can prepare for the sort of difficulties you might face so that if those difficulties do occur, they remain simply difficulties and don’t become dramas,” he said in an interview with expatriate television station Viva TV, which can also be seen on YouTube. “First of all check the validity of your passport. If you don’t and you’ve suddenly got to travel overseas, it’s going to be very disruptive and very

Ambassador Giles Paxman being interviewed by Simon Baldock of Viva TV. expensive to get an emergency passport. “Tell people coming to visit to get their European Health Insurance Card, and tell them to get comprehensive travel insurance.2

Mr Paxman added that it is important that expatriates should try to integrate into their local communities and visit the local town hall for information on services. More information:


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Paying up ORIHUELA has approved the payment of €1.5 milion for 64 outstanding bills, with almost 90 per cent of them in Orihuela Costa.

Salt lake appeal lost TORREVIEJA COUNCIL has lost a case in the High Court to reclassify

the land in the immediate vicinity of the salt lakes.

The town hall has lost its appeal to classify the land as not being covered

AVE disruption ALTERNATIVE routes were in place in Orihuela for pedestrians as work on the AVE train line continued on the Correntias overpass. Two alternatives were provided for pedestrian traffic.

Book fair THE 12th edition of the Old and Used Book Fair is now open in Torrevieja’s Paseo de la Libertad until next Sunday. Some 40,000 old and historical books are on display.

BUSKING IN STYLE: LCD Funk entertain as part of the event.

Music in the street THE second edition of ‘Music in the street’ has been held in Orihuela City. Hundreds of people filled the streets and squares at five different locations to watch five groups perform including Los Escorpiones, Voodoo Woman, LCD Funk, The Big Band Porus and Club Vacilón.

by the Coastal Act and removing it from the public domain. This would have given the green light for potential construction of buildings and other features on the banks of the lakes. In April 2012, the Ministry of the Environment approved the final demarcation of two lagoons, but after several years of discussion, the High Court has now ruled that the land does fall within the legislation and any form of building would not be permitted. The boundary affects all land located around the edges of the two lakes, 1,330 acres in La Mata and 2,160 in Torrevieja, comprising of more than 45 linear miles of shoreline that affects the municipalities of Rojales, Los Montesinos and Guardamar del Segura.

NEWS Women forced into prostitution FOUR people have been arrested in Murcia accused of forcing women into prostitution. National Police dismantled the group in the El Carmen neighbourhood. The operation, the result of surveillance and work by the district police station of El Carmen, resulted in the arrest of two couples believed to have been running a brothel.

Bike code ALICANTE CITY has launched a voluntary bicycle registration scheme to promote safety and reduce theft. Users can obtain a unique code which costs €7. For more details visit


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English top language choice in Alicante NEARLY 14,000 people applied for just 300 places to study English in Alicante province.

The English Language School of Alicante received 13,800 registration applications for the

Hospital bed answers THERE are calls for Alicante General Hospital to explain the reasons why they permanently closed 30 beds. Carmen Flores from the Personnel Board and a member of the nursing union criticised the measure “at a time when we have a huge list of patients waiting for an operation.� The closed beds are located on

the seventh floor, in an area occupied by oncology patients, who have been relocated in Urology, which has lost 30 inpatient beds. It is not the first time the General Hospital Management has decided to close beds. In 2011, 30 units were closed in the ophthalmology department.

places available. Teachers have been asked to work evenings and open more institutes in order to meet the excess demand. Within the next two weeks the school also plans to re-publish the list of admissions, cancelling the place of those who have not yet paid the tuition fees in order to grant it to someone else. Some 25,800 people applied to study languages at official schools. English was the top language choice, followed by German with others including French, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Valencian, Greek, Portuguese and Russian.


A new boss for La Manga Club THE La Manga Club has a new Director General. Jose Asenjo Vera becomes part of the 40year-old resort with immediate effect. He is an economist and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa and arrives from the Warner Park in Madrid. He has also held high positions at the Oceanographic in Valencia and Aquopolis. Speaking of his new appointment, Asenjo said: “La Manga Club has

JOSE ASENJO VERA: New Director General at La Manga Club.

a wide reputation as a tourist destination and it

is an honour for me to be part of this great family. I face this important new responsibility with great enthusiasm, optimism and desire to work, being aware of the challenges; to position La Manga Club in the proper place being one of the leading sports, leisure and tourist resorts in Europe.”

Calls for greater mobility THE Socialist (PSOE) Party in Cox is demanding an ‘accessibility plan’ for the town. The Socialists claim the absence of

ramps, high curbs and other obstacles make it difficult and dangerous for people with reduced mobility to make their way round the town.

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Expats donate school materials for needy EXPATRIATES in Mazarron have been helping needy families in the area by donating school materials. With the average cost of sending a child back to studies for a new school year in Spain standing at around €600, the GOmaD and Welcome Group have come together to provide materials for families in financial difficulty.

GOmaD works to support anyone who needs help and dedicates themselves to supplying aid to some of the most needy within the community. The Welcome Group of Mazarron contacted them offering help and purchased everything they required for pupils returning to school.

Cultural programme TORREVIEJA’S Autumn cultural programme has been announced featuring 277 activities. With a budget of €29,621, the Councillor for Culture, Luis María Pizana said the new schedule will feature 68 concerts, 20 workshops, 18 plays, 11 conferences 10 music shows, including one in English, 10 galas and eight

CULTURAL AGENDA: Councillor Luis María Pizana. exhibitions as well as dance shows, courses

and exhibitions.


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10th anniversary concert to celebrate choir A CONCERT to mark the 10th anniversary of the Jose Hodar Choir is being held this coming Sunday at the Municipal Theatre. The commemorative concert will also feature the Musical Union Torrevejense with a total of 130 musicians and choir members gathering on stage. In addition, a video will be made to mark the past decade of the Jose Hodar Choir. For anyone who would like to come along, tickets are now on sale priced at €5 from the Municipal Theatre box office.


Forget X Factor: learn to sing harmony in a day! EVER wanted to sing but not known where to start? Did you sing at school and have now lost confidence? Or do you want a change from Karaoke but are not sure how to go about it? Well, help is at hand, because The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) is offering a ‘Learn to sing harmony in a day’ on Saturday November 23 in Los Alcazares. Musical Director and SABS President, Gail Grainger, backed up by members of SABS Gold medallists, Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus. will be on hand to help teach you

ONE VOICE: Members of Spangles will be on hand to help.

various techniques. “This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their singing voice and to

learn about singing four-part harmony,” said Gail. “Those with lower voices are particularly welcome as, in our

experience, they have often been told in the past that they can’t sing, which is usually far from the truth.”

There are 50 places available so secure your place by calling 968 334 527 or 968 432 525 or email


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Outlet fair success SXFC: Model planes take to skies in remote control competition.

Model attraction THE fourth annual National Aeromodelling Championship Freestyle took place at the El Hondon Nature Park in Elche. Ten national and international ‘pilots’ took part in the championship called Spain eXtreme Flight Championship (SXFC) with each demonstrating their skills at flying remote control aircraft. “Although it seems simple, it’s not. It takes many hours of training,”

explained threetimes Spanish champion Martin Pickering and member of the Club de Aeromodelismo de Elche, which has been at the forefront of creating the competition. Participants are judged on the performance, taking into consideration how impressive the move was, difficulty rating, audience reaction and innovation. The three qualifiers are eligible to participate in the International Championship in the Czech Republic.

THE second edition of Stockcity outlet fair held at the IFA exhibition centre attracted more than 41,000 people and generated a turnover of an estimated €2.2 million.

Pay parking ALICANTE City’s Mobility Plan is proposing to extend coverage of the blue parking ticket area to include the streets between Central Market and the slopes of Mount San Fernando.

Hopes for high speed in Concert raises Cartagena vital funding

PLANS have been approved to build a new railway station next to the new Mandarache shopping centre in Cartagena. Mayor Pilar Barreiro confirmed the news saying a financing agreement had been reached. All rail traffic to Cartagena will be directed to the new station as soon as the high speed AVE service reaches the city. That, the mayor hoped, would be in 2016, although the full speed service on the line between Murcia and Cartagena is not expected until 2018.

THE seventh Café Concert has been held at the Playa Grande Hotel in Puerto de Mazarron. Since 2007, the concert has been dedicated to fundraising and has contributed more than €23,000 towards the cost of a new ambulance. That was delivered to

the Ayuntamiento in Mazarron in April this year, at a cost of €57,600. The ambulance will be run by the Red Cross (Cruz Roja). This is not the end of the Café Concerts. Plans are already underway to continue the annual music festival on behalf of another worthy cause.


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2013 Poppy Appeal Launch in Benidorm EACH year the Poppy Appeal Launch is held in a different area of The Royal

British Legion in Spain District North. This year it is the turn of Benidorm,

with the official launch taking place on Wednesday, October 16, from noon, parading from Calle Castellon along the Paseo of Levante Beach towards the Rincon de Loix. The parade will be led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums and the Standards from Legion Branches will be taking part as well as other military organisations and the Dutch Veterans. Two Chelsea Pensioners are also able to join in the appeal launch. Speeches are due by Paul Rodwell, British Consul and District President, Chris Wyatt, Chairman of the District ZUMBATHON: Raised more than €1,600 for AECC. and Robin Hargrave, the Aspden, Polenastics and with the girls from Maria Poppy Appeal Cosinger Janelle. Wilson and the Pink ordinator. Mayor of Men and women also Ladies as part of the Benidorm Agustin had the opportunity to AECC early cancer Navarro will also be in book a free screening test screening programme. attendance.

Zumba crew raise €1,600 A TOTAL of €1,643.10 was raised from a threehour Zumbathon at the Grand Design House, Casa La Pedrera. It is the third time Cindy van Asperen has held the event with her Zumba girls taking part to raise funds for cancer charity AECC. This year, Cindy was also joined on stage by fellow Zumba instructor Miguel who had travelled down from Madrid to support Cindy and her team. Following the main event, the day’s activities included performances by Ruth Kingsbury and her dance students, Lyn


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Moonlighting SIXTY walkers took part in the last moonlight walk of the summer in Turre, The government of Almeria arranged 62 walks on 12 routes through the summer.


Wreck remains

News from our editions

THE fuselage of a light aircraft that crashed in Velez-Malaga in August killing two men is still at the site of the accident and cannot be removed until the crash investigation finishes.

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Debt down

Bike day

THE Community of Municipalities of the Axarquia has reduced its public debt by €400,000 in the last two fiscal years, according to its president Oscar Medina.

ALBOX had a record turn out for the day of the bicycle with more than 200 participants of all ages.

Exodus start

Getting safer

THE countdown has started to the arrival of Exodus in Almeria. Director Sir Ridley Scott will begin filming the blockbuster in Almeria on October 22.

GENDER violence offences fell by 40 per cent in Rincon de la Victoria over the last year according to Local Police.

Sad forest

Still waiting

€30m hashish haul THE biggest haul of hashish in Almeria history was worth €30 million on the open market. The 18 tonnes of hashish were on board a ship which was boarded by customs officers and taken into Almeria port.


Long queue BENIDORM’S Registry Office cannot cope with applicants for residency permits or naturalisation requests. There will be no new appointments until 2015.

Going ape THE Primadomus primate sanctuary in Villena will open to the public with conducted tours in November. Until now only the authorities, investigators and employees have been admitted.

Pedal-power BELGIAN champion cyclist Johan Museeuw is to open a cycling school in Javea. He plans to coach cyclists from all over Europe.

Full speed ahead THE central government’s ministry of Public Works allocated €216 million for the high speed AVE line to link Valencia, Alicante and Murcia in the Mediterranean Corridor.

In the long run CAMPELLO’S first Half Marathon will

ALMERIA: Popular for filming western films.

3rd Western Film Festival

THE photo exhibition of Ramon Crespo’s ‘The Melancholic Forest’ has opened in the Exhibition room of the castle of Cuevas del Almanzora.

MORE than 3,000 people attended the third Almeria Western Film Festival which closed at Fort Bravo at the weekend. The film Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino (pictured) won the prize of best film in the festival with the film West of Thunder winning the Public prize. The Festival also presented the special Tabernas Award to the actress Monica Randall, for her contribution to the western genre. The actress was very happy and glad to be back in the province of Almeria. The Festival paid tribute to Spanish film director Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent, who died last year. take place on December 1, starting and finishing at Calle Alcalde. Ten kilometres of the 21.1 kilometre circuit will be run along Campello’s seafront.


Load of rubbish THE Balearic Islands generate the highest amount of rubbish per inhabitant in Spain, with 780.1 kilos per person per year.

Yacht fire PALMA firemen extinguished a blaze which broke out on a 40-metre-long yacht moored at the local Club de Mar.

Dangling fridge TWO men in their 20s were arrested in Palma after allegedly stealing a fridge by hauling it over a balcony. They were caught by police pushing it in a shopping trolley.

Violent dad A MAN, 48, was arrested in Palma for wrecking his apartment in front of his seven-year-old son and his wife, whom he threatened, when he got home drunk.

Angry owner A MAN has been sentenced to six months in prison for wrecking his bar in Palma because he was going to be evicted by the owner for failing to pay the rent.


MEMBERS of the conservative Partido Popular have asked the regional government to carry out a series of infrastructure works in Velez-Malaga promised more than 10 years ago.


Cottoned on A MAN, 58, was arrested in Torremolinos for allegedly selling garments he claimed were made of hypoallergenic cotton at €70. He purchased them for €1.

Mother killed A BOY, 16, was arrested in Zaragoza for allegedly beating his mother then stabbing her to death after a row because she was separating from his father.

Electric demand CAR HIRE companies in Malaga have demanded more facilities to purchase electric cars from dealers to improve sustainable tourism on the Costa del Sol.

Pay up! MIJAS Town Hall has been ordered to pay €600,000 plus interest to a property developer for an agreement which never went ahead. The land was classified as non-urban with special territorial protection, making the agreements signed with Nueva Entrerrios SL null, but the money was never paid back.

Woman saved

Laguna win

RINCON DE LA VICTORIA Local Police prevented a woman from jumping from the top floor of the town hall. She was protesting at not being included in a regional government plan offering jobs.

THE Laguna Village Shopping Centre in Estepona has received the Award for the Best Commercial Development in Spain. The centre has seven thematic restaurants, 20 shops and the Puro Beach Club.


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business & legal

Prices rising for used cars Ups and downs of Spanish trade

A very unusual send-off FIREWORKS, common at Spanish weddings and christenings, are now present at funerals. Online funeral services company is working with Europla, a Valencia-based fireworks manufacturer, to give loved ones’ ashes a spectacular send off. The specialist firm will fill a rocket with gunpowder and the deceased’s cremated ashes, “an original way of bidding them

farewell,” the company maintains. It emphasises “the great acceptation in Mediterranean regions, where fireworks assume immense importance.” Setting off the rocket with a loved ones’ ashes inside is a legal alternative that complies with all aspects of the law, assures. All the necessary formalities are carried out before an expert helps mourners to send the rocket skywards.


STAT OF WEEK Spain’s General Traffic Directorate (DGT) expects to receive €384.2 million in fines next year. It will earn a further €460 million in charges and levies.

Butterfingers A TYPING mistake added €10 billion to Spain’s forecast public debt for 2014. The percentage of debt against total economic output has been cut to 98.9 per cent.

Don’t bet on it!

By EWN financial staff

This is mainly because sales increased THE average price of used cars in Spain by 4 per cent. was €10,892 in September. Prices rose in most Spanish regions, According to specialist website but not in Castilla-La Mancha, La Rioja, this is 1.2 per cent higher and Extremadura. than in 2012. Prices have to remain low to compete with the new car market, which - thanks to government plans and manufacturer’s discounts - can offer low prices. But the €2,000 Plan PIVE subsidy - paid for INTERNATIONAL investors and services), net factor taking cars older than 10 injected €38.63 billion into income (interest and years off the road when the Spanish economy in dividends) and net buying a new one - has the first seven months of transfer payments put a bottom on the price 2013. (foreign aid) - averaged a of old cars. That compares to the negative €1.392 billion According to data from €235.37 billion taken out between 1969 and 2013. the website, 38 per cent of the country in the first This stood at an all-time of the demand is for cars six months of 2012, high of €3.203 billion in which cost less than according to recently- December 2012 and a €5,000, manual (79.6 published Bank of Spain record low of €12.219 per cent), diesel (64.5 statistics. billion in January 2008. per cent) and saloon Although July saw There was a €2.882 models. €2.86 billion leave the billion balance of trade The number of cars on country, this was five deficit in July, 82.8 per offer which had done less times less than the cent less than in July than 20,000 kilometres €15.03 billion that 2012. rose in September, while disappeared in July 2012. Exports grew by 6.9 per the average age of cars Spain also had a cent and imports fell by 3.2 was around seven-and-aCurrent Account surplus per cent. The Bank of Spain half years old. of €1.625 billion in July. attributed this reduction to The most available The country’s Current an ‘appreciable’ non-energy second hand cars are the Account - the sum of the surplus and, to a lesser BMW Series 3, the balance of trade (exports extent, a reduction in the Renault Megane and the minus imports of goods energy deficit. Volkswagen Golf.


SECOND HAND: Sales keep growing.

The 20 per cent tax on Lottery winnings over €2,500 has brought in €122 million in the first half of 2013.


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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. -3.40 -0.90 -12.00 -0.98 -7.00 -0.49 -10.00 -0.93 -24.50 -1.64 -5.50 -0.67 -12.28 -1.25 -9.00 -0.48 -16.00 -0.50 -3.40 -0.82 -17.00 -1.41 -5.05 -1.11 -2.95 -1.09 -6.00 -0.51 -19.00 -1.05 -2.90 -0.66 -10.50 -0.33 -5.00 -0.87

NET VOLUME 106.33 18.26 51.06 7.69 131.57 63.21 124.16 76.75 113.72 302.48 15.04 89.60 5,683.40 108.99 144.16 868.05 162.38 66.30



C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Aberdeen Asset Mngmnt 373.70 Admiral Group PLC 1209.00 Aggreko PLC 1435.00 AMEC PLC 1061.50 Anglo American PLC 1465.75 Antofagasta PLC 816.00 ARM Holdings PLC 970.50 Associated Brit Foods 1874.50 AstraZeneca PLC 3166.00 Aviva PLC 411.20 Babcock Intrntnl Group... 1188.00 BAE Systems PLC 448.60 Barclays PLC 268.35 BG Group PLC 1164.00 BHP Billiton PLC 1785.50 BP PLC 435.30 British Amcn Tobacco PLC3187.25 British Land Co PLC 573.50


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United States $......................................................1.35738 Japan Yen ¥ ...........................................................131.639 Switzerland Francs................................................1.22679 Denmark Kroner ....................................................7.45992 Norway Kroner.......................................................8.12289



British Sky Broad Gr... BT Group PLC Bunzl PLC Burberry Group PLC Capita PLC Carnival PLC Centrica PLC Compass Group PLC CRH PLC Croda International PLC

876.50 346.55 1311.00 1587.00 998.50 2047.00 364.15 841.50 17.25 2640.50





C O M PA N Y MMM 3M Co AXP American Express Co T AT&T Inc BA Boeing Co CAT Caterpillar Inc CVX Chevron Corp CSCO Cisco Systems Inc DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and C... XOM Exxon Mobil Corp GE General Electric Co GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc HD Home Depot Inc INTC Intel Corp IBM International Business Machine... JNJ Johnson & Johnson JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co MCD McDonald's Corp MRK Merck & Co Inc MSFT Microsoft Corp NKE Nike Inc PFE Pfizer Inc PG Procter & Gamble Co KO The Coca-Cola Co TRV Travelers Companies Inc UTX United Technologies Corp UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc VZ Verizon Communications Inc V Visa Inc

PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME 119.40 74.31 33.75 117.20 84.20 118.13 23.02 58.65 86.32 24.05 156.55 75.78 22.81 184.10 87.31 52.67 94.70 48.23 33.88 72.14 29.00 76.02 37.20 84.68 104.27 72.99 47.10 190.48

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2.0M 2.9M 69.7M 4.0M 3.2M 6.5M 33.6M 2.3M 11.3M 33.3M 3.0M 4.9M 22.6M 2.9M 6.1M 17.4M 3.1M 11.6M 33.0M 3.6M 19.5M 5.0M 17.2M 1.5M 2.1M 4.3M 47.2M 2.3M


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-0.17 -1.16 -1.06 -2.52 -0.70 -0.24 -0.49 -0.53 -1.51 -1.34

NET VOLUME 99.17 364.73 13.76 184.98 15.69 14.52 252.63 91.64 40.79 17.27



Sky-mobi Limited $ 5.28 LoJack Corporation $ 4.19 Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. $ 2.04 GW Pharmaceuticals Plc $ 24.70 China Finance Online Co. Limited $ 2.20 QuickLogic Corporation $ 2.89 ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. $ 8.29 Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. $ 4.66 Ambit Biosciences Corporation $ 17.125 Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. $ 7.85 Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. $ 13.14

1.25 / +31.02% 0.77 / +22.51% 0.32 / +18.60% 3.82 / +18.30% 0.32 / +17.02% 0.35 / +13.78% 0.96 / +13.10% 0.53 / +12.83% 1.895 / +12.44% 0.839 / +11.97% 1.29 / +10.89%

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Most Declined Le Gaga Holdings Limited Learning Tree International, Inc. Montage Technology Group Limited EDAP TMS S.A. Optical Cable Corporation Xyratex Ltd. China Sunergy Co., Ltd. TASER International, Inc. Aviat Networks, Inc. MISONIX, Inc. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

$ 3.17 $ 3.52 $ 13.48 $ 3.15 $ 3.90 $ 11.27 $ 4.96 $ 14.03 $ 2.13 $ 4.15 $ 16.26

0.39 / -10.96% 0.41 / -10.43% 1.22 / -8.30% 0.27 / -7.89% 0.269 / -6.45% 0.73 / -6.08% 0.31 / -5.88% 0.87 / -5.84% 0.13 / -5.75% 0.25 / -5.68% 0.95 / -5.52%

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Diageo PLC 1930.75 easyJet PLC 1282.00 Eurasian Nat Resources ... 216.25 Experian PLC 1150.00 Fresnillo PLC 929.00 G4S PLC 250.10 GKN PLC 348.10 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1547.00 Glencore Xstrata PLC 327.95 Hammerson PLC 494.30 Hargreaves Lansdown 976.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 671.65 IMI PLC 1459.00 Imperial Tobacco Group 2209.00 InterContinental Hotels 1792.50 International Consolidated ...337.70 Intertek Group PLC 3203.00 ITV PLC 177.25 Johnson Matthey PLC 2776.50 Kingfisher PLC 363.95 Land Securities Group 911.50 Legal & General Group 194.05 Lloyds Banking Group PLC 73.59 London Stock Exchange 1535.00 Marks & Spencer Group 481.20 Meggitt PLC 537.25 Melrose Industries PLC 294.80 National Grid PLC 738.75 Next PLC 5055.00 Old Mutual PLC 185.95 Pearson PLC 1230.00 Persimmon PLC 1064.50 Petrofac Ltd 1362.50 Prudential PLC 1168.00 Randgold Resources Ltd 4340.50 Reckitt Benckiser Gr PLC 4338.50 Reed Elsevier PLC 831.75 Resolution Ltd 320.75 REXAM PLC 480.00 Rio Tinto PLC 2965.50 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1113.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 368.00 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2101.25 RSA Insurance Group 118.35 SABMiller PLC 2997.25 Sage Group (The) PLC 325.65 Sainsbury (J) PLC 387.30 Schroders PLC 2537.50 Serco Group PLC 510.75 Severn Trent PLC 1757.50 Shire PLC 2439.50 Smith & Nephew PLC 755.25 Smiths Group PLC 1336.00 SSE PLC 1447.00 Standard Chartered PLC 1441.00 Standard Life PLC 351.45 Tate & Lyle PLC 735.25 Tesco PLC 357.80 Travis Perkins PLC 1674.50 TUI Travel PLC 365.30 Tullow Oil PLC 998.75 Unilever PLC 2354.50 United Utilities Group 691.00 Vedanta Resources PLC 1049.00 Vodafone Group PLC 219.03 Weir Group PLC 2239.00 Whitbread PLC 2944.00 William Hill PLC 412.85 Wm Morrison Sprmrkts 276.60 Wolseley PLC 3150.50 Wood Group (John) PLC 783.00 WPP PLC 1239.50

CHANGE -17.50 -14.00 -0.10 -4.00 14.50 -2.50 -4.70 -9.00 -2.90 -6.10 -7.00 -5.60 -10.00 -7.00 -6.00 -4.90 -18.00 -1.20 -35.00 -4.70 -8.00 -1.40 -1.33 -11.00 -13.00 -1.00 -1.70 -4.59 -35.00 -1.70 -9.00 -13.62 -17.00 -12.00 -11.00 -14.00 -3.00 -2.50 -4.30 -44.00 -2.00 -5.20 -21.56 -0.90 -15.50 -2.90 -2.30 -20.00 -17.50 -11.00 -14.00 -6.00 -17.00 -15.00 -3.50 -2.70 -9.50 -3.66 -10.00 -2.80 -2.00 -11.00 -5.00 -8.58 -2.50 -36.00 -17.00 5.10 -1.90 -13.00 -5.50 -14.00

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VOLUME 132.30 38.13 4.42 68.36 184.19 171.41 148.09 271.48 751.02 43.89 14.68 983.19 14.50 27.31 25.21 344.42 9.38 212.15 4.86 280.01 26.20 428.99 10,701.40 3.27 765.69 19.35 12.39 96.96 8.14 305.63 32.64 14.53 17.72 157.73 32.33 61.44 151.73 48.80 22.16 118.04 265.65 717.93 191.71 277.29 66.78 141.39 86.24 7.84 131.14 17.23 50.79 23.90 13.15 60.24 225.19 196.61 87.12 663.85 23.58 69.04 122.72 80.65 39.55 13.76 3,418.74 12.81 15.28 666.24 79.86 38.13 28.09 140.68


Dressing for success ZARA moved up one place to occupy 36th position in the 2013 list of the world’s most popular brands. First place went to Apple, followed by Coca Cola.

Power down ELECTRICITY demand fell by 1.5 per cent to 19,672 gigawatts in September. Overall consumption during the first nine months of this year was 2.4 per cent lower than in 2012.

Doing well DESIGUAL reported net profits of €77.1 million in 2012. Turnover grew by 24 per cent and the Catalan fashion label expects to grow by 20 per cent this year.

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Make your stingy friend pay next time you go to dinner W

E surely all have one or maybe you even are that person - that friend who never reaches for their purse to pay for a round of drinks or ever adds their fair share anytime a restaurant bill lands on the table. It’s fine once or twice to be short on cash – we’ve all been there - but when a friend conveniently ‘forgets’ their purse at home every time you go out to dinner, it A look does get very irritating. at finance Paying our own share of a for females bill is hard enough in these tough economic times, but Jane Plunkett also having to pay the share ALWAYS EMPTY: Some people never seem to of a stingy friend makes it all pay. so much worse. For the sake of our finances, and our sanity, sensitive topics with a friend someone else who doesn’t it’s important to put a stop to can be a minefield. Letting deserve to be treated. this type of behaviour. But them fester, however, means A good way to approach the how? you are working to pay for situation is with humour. Often broaching these type of yourself on a night out and For example, if your friend

Loose change

chronically ‘forgets’ her purse, assume that she will do so the next time you go out to dinner. Before you leave for the restaurant, remind her with a smile: “You sure you’ve got your purse this time?” Subtle little comments made in jest will embarrass a friend, let them know you’re onto them, and hopefully it’ll be enough for them to start taking charge of their part of a bill. Also turn the tables on your stingy friend. Let them know how it feels having to pay for other people when of course you don’t want to. Since there have been plenty of times when you helped them out, test them and see if they’ll return the favor. ‘Forget’ your purse and ask them to sort you out and see what happens. It may feel unnatural, but you might discover your friend’s true colours by doing this.


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Prado Museum sustaining losses THE Prado Museum in Madrid sustained losses of €1.09 million in 2012. According to the accounts published in the Official State Gazette, income has fallen mainly because the State is paying 25.4 per cent less to the Museum and sponsorships have fallen by 26.67 per cent. Meanwhile, expenses have only fallen by 0.14 per cent. Debtors’ accounts rose by 10.84 per cent, meaning it has had to use money from the treasury. Current liabilities have fallen by 16.65 per cent because at the end of 2011, the last payments on shares of the capital stock of the National Prado Museum were pending, as were bills from building repairs that year. The Museum has €38.4 million in its accounts for this year, but the General State Budget has increased the amount it will provide for the Museum by 1.7 per cent for 2014. The aim is to increase the accounts to €41.1 million by 2016. At the end of December 2012, the Prado had 528 employees. This year, the Museum is expecting the number of visitors to fall by 25 per cent, meaning takings will fall by €2 million.


The chain that chooses choice GUESTS who forget their pyjamas have a solution at some Barcelo hotels. They can buy them from a vending machine. The chain is the fourth most-important in Spain and the 30th in the world.

It offers clients options that include not only vending machines but the choice of aroma that greets them in their room. At the Barcelo Formentos they can pay to enjoy the pleasure of

sleeping where illustrious guests slept before them. At the Barcelo Malaga they can even bypass the stairs and reach the bar via a sixmetre slide. Personal assistants, personal shoppers and personal beauticians are regular features,

while at the Montecastillo welcome packs and dog-walkers await pets. US tour operator MLT Vacations chose this year’s Quality Assurance Awards, with three Barcelo hotels in Mexico amongst the prize-winners.

A matter of money LIVING in Spain, we use euros almost every day, but do we know where they come from? The European Central Bank is the only EU administration which has the authority to issue notes which can then be issued by them or by the national Central Banks, such as the Bank of Spain. Most of the notes issued by the Bank of Spain are made in the National Factory of Currency and Stamps, while the rest is received from other national banks. Coins are issued by each of the different countries in the Eurozone and have one side which is the same throughout, and another which is exclusive to each country. They can all be used throughout the Eurozone and are delivered to the Bank of Spain to be put into circulation.

MINTED: Ever wondered where your money comes from?

What is a public act or private for surveillance? Q. The privacy act in Spain seems to prohibit the use of surveillance cameras by private individuals or even by the authorities in some public areas. Didn’t Malaga City Hall have to relocate some cameras for a breach of privacy? Use of cameras appears to be limited to the police. And what is a private area and what is a public area? Can you comment? R.B. (Mijas)

You and the Law in Spain By David Searl

A. The use of surveillance cameras in Spain is regulated by the LOPD, Ley Organica de Protection de Datos, the

Organic Law of Data Protection, or LOPD, which went into effect in 1999. As originally written, the law was indeed very strict on the use of cameras. It required that consent be obtained from each person filmed, for example. This is simply not practical. Now the law is enforced by the Agencia de Protección de Datos, the APD for short. Their Directive 1/2006 provides that an easily seen notice of the camera’s presence will be sufficient. A private citizen may place surveillance cameras in his garden to ensure his security from theft. A Community of Property Owners may place cameras in the garage, for example. A supermarket usually has cameras watching the merchandise. The distinction between public and private is not important. The law now concentrates on what use is made of the recorded images. When you apply to the APD for a permit, you must identify the person in charge of keeping the images and they cannot be kept for more than a month in most cases.

David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. or call 952 667 090.


We just want to earn an honest living BAR OWNERS - mainly British who are willing to pay their taxes and licensing fees, are being persecuted by the police in Calahonda (Malaga) and forced to turn off any background music. Also not allowed are TV commentaries for football, golf, tennis or any other sport no matter how quiet it is, even when it cannot be heard outside the establishment. On top of that they are being forced to take down bar signs that are not hanging over the road or footpath, and are no danger to anyone. As for any other entertainment like singers, karaoke and guitarists, forget it! Tourists are constantly asking “where is the entertainment” and have to be told “sorry there is none.” Some Spanish bars seem to be able to do what they please, while the English bars in the same street are forced to close. The Costa del Sol is well known to be the main holiday resort in the world for the British but if something is not done soon, and honest working Brits are not allowed to run their business legally, Spain will find itself in a much deeper recession than it already is. These are family bars that cater for people who just want to have a good time on their long awaited holidays but are being disappointed. R. Bagnall, Calahonda, Mijas, (Malaga)

State help SO this is what Spain has come to. It relies on volunteers and charity to look after its elderly. The news that the Red Cross helped 24,000 senior citizens across Alicante province in just six months (Costa Blanca South, Issue 1474) reflects well on the charity, but poorly on the government. These people should not have to rely on volunteers and charity.

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A FEW weeks ago I cut back the apple tree in our garden and now it is in full blossom! I hope the apples will survive, but I am afraid it will be too cold for them in winter.

By Tina Mingou, Arboleas (Almeria)

I know traditionally in Spain the elderly are looked after by their families, but when that is not an option the State should step in. That is a humanitarian use for taxpayers’ money. Better than lining crooked politicians’ pockets. Jan Hunt, Orihuela Costa (Alicante)

Good value WITH reference to your editorial on Benidorm bus fares being the most expensive in Spain (Costa Blanca North Issue 1473). The spokesman failed to mention that if people buy a prepaid card the bus fare comes down by about 15 per cent. I am all in favour of the tourist paying more as it means we get a well maintained service all year round with clean buses running at decent intervals. Having said that I would like to see them run for about an hour later at night as they do seem to terminate rather early. As a comparison we do get cheap transport in relation to the UK, for example London charge €1.65 for a single journey on an

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Oyster card or €2.65 pay as you ride, Manchester charge from £1.50 to £3.00 (€1.77 to €3.54) depending on length of journey. In conclusion I find Benidorm buses very reasonable. Graham E Johnson, Camping Villamar, Benidorm (Alicante).

Huge turnout I WOULD like to say thank you for the superb article in your newspaper a couple of weeks ago, headed Breakfast with a purpose, (Almeria, Issue 1471) which was so much appreciated. We had a huge turnout; the

Bay Bistro was absolutely full. People’s lives were wonderfully touched by the two testimonies we had, and one lady asked Jesus into her life, what we call ‘born again.’ Another came and said she was so excited at all that she had heard, and took away the book The Happiest People on Earth to read, which was written by the Founder of the FGBMFI, Demos Shakarian. The couple who gave their testimonies, Judy Slater and her husband Gavin, are holding an International Concert in the Convento Victoria in Vera Town, tomorrow (Friday) at 8.30pm and the entrance is free. They will sing in English and Spanish. Eileen Templeman (By email) Editor’s note: The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International holds regular breakfast meetings in Mojacar, Almeria.

Different view ARE you an atheist, agnostic, secularist, sceptic, freethinker or



rationalist? If so you are, by definition, a humanist and probably believe that we can lead happy, ethical lives free of religious dogma using reason, experience and shared values. Now a new English-speaking group is being formed to cover the area from Aguilas to Mojacar and inland from Huercal Overa to Vera town. The group has no membership subscriptions and intends to meet informally once each month for a preferred activity such as walking, dining out, guided discussion, talks, charity events etc. depending on members’ preferences. Humanist ceremonies for naming, marriages and funerals are already available through a similar and established group in the Mazarron area and there is scope here for some combined activities. If interested contact Richard Ward on 950 466 248 or by email at: taperleg@ Richard Ward (By email)

Missed out ON September 21 the Anglo/Spanish Integration Day took place in Huercal Overa and was attended by hundreds of people, both Spanish and English. However, your paper did not publish anything about the event even though it was well advertised. Given the amount of hard work that both the Spanish and British people put into the day, it was extremely disappointing. The Walk for Life was on the same day and was worthy of an article, so why not this event? I am not the only person to feel disgruntled by this omission. Geraldine Day (By email) Editor’s note: The Euro Weekly News makes every effort to provide the best local news coverage. Regrettably due to issues of space we cannot fit every story in. To give the best possible chance of having your local news published please submit any news articles for consideration by email to editorial@ by the Monday morning of the week of publication with full contact details.

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7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:55am Life's Funniest Moments 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:10am You've Been Framed! 9:40am Dinner Date 10:40am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35am The Real Housewives of Vancouver 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Life's Funniest Moments 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 The X Factor USA 10:00pm Tricked 11:00pm Celebrity Juice 11:50pm The Magaluf Weekender 12:50am Crazy Beaches 1:20am The Only Way is Vegas 2:20am Tricked 3:15am The Hot Desk 3:25am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 6:00am Hawaii Five-0 7:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 7:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama

6:30pm The Middle 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Modern Family 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm An Idiot Abroad 11:30pm Hawaii Five-0 12:30am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:30am Road Wars 2:30am Road Wars

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:50am Houseguest

7:40am Horrible Bosses 9:20am Mr Popper's Penguins 35mm Special 9:50am Dark Shadows 11:45am The Hangover Part II 1:30pm That's My Boy 3:25pm A Fantastic Fear of Everything 5:10pm Dave 7:05pm Dark Shadows 9:00pm That's My Boy 11:00pm The Hangover Part II 12:45am Horrible Bosses 2:25am One for the Money 4:00am The Muppets Sky Movies Special 4:30am Tootsie

•Sam Worthington •Liam Neeson

Wrath of the Titans In the decade since Perseus (Sam Worthington), bastard son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), destroyed the monstrous Kraken, he has built a quaint life in a remote fishing village. However, fate is to call him into action once again when the gods, weakened by the waning faith of humans, begin to power over the ferocious Titans. The gods' greatest foes have been locked in the mighty prison of Tartarus but, under the leadership of the terrible Kronos, threaten to break out and lay waste to Greece.



4:55am Joyful Noise 7:00am Go for It! 8:40am To Rome with Love 10:40am Romeo and Juliet 1:00pm Silver Linings Playbook 3:10pm Go for It! 4:45pm One Day 6:40pm Romeo and Juliet 9:00pm Silver Linings Playbook 11:15pm To Rome with Love 1:10am The Rum Diary 3:15am The Knot 4:55am Jane Eyre

5:50am The Dark Knight Rises: Premiere Special 6:10am Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 7:50am The Thing 9:40am In Time 11:35am The Mummy Returns 1:50pm Wrath of the Titans 3:35pm The Three Musketeers 5:25pm The Island 7:45pm The Mummy Returns 10:00pm Wrath of the Titans 11:45pm The Man with the Iron Fists 1:25am Stealth

BBC3/ 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Motorway Cops 10:00pm Hotel of Mum and Dad 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Staying in with Greg and Russell 2:00am Russell Howard's Good News 2:30am Hotel of Mum and Dad 3:30am Staying in with Greg and Russell 4:00am Some Girls

EastEnders(Soap,1985) BBC 3 from 11:30pm to 12:00am EastEnders is the BBC's longrunning prime time soap opera set in fictional borough of Walford in the East End of London. The show is based around an extended and often overlapping network of families and friends who live out the many dramas and tragedies that life throws at them around the show's central location Albert Square. Created in 1983 by the Z-Cars writers and producers Tony Holland and Julia Smith, the show often features gritty story lines about difficult subjects with an emphasis on the working classes. These story lines often feature a way to dramatise contemporary social issues such as homelessness, religious tensions, discrimination, drugs or crime, among many others.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Sky at Night 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines 11:00pm After Life: The Science of Decay 12:30am The Art of Australia

3:30am Underworld: Awakening

TCM/ 6:00am Elmer Gantry 8:30am Gunsmoke 9:30am Gunsmoke 10:35am Wagons West 11:55am Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Joker is Wild 6:25pm Yellow Sky 8:20pm Young Billy Young 10:00pm Boys Don't Cry

1:30am Skippy: Australia's First Superstar 2:30am The Sky at Night 3:00am Horizon 4:00am Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines


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7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Fake Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Real Rescues 12:45pm Claimed and Shamed 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Keeping Up Appearances 3:45pm Keeping Up Appearances 4:15pm Perfection 5:00pm Escape to the Country 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 Ronnie's Animal Crackers 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Miranda 10:00pm Have I Got News for You 10:30pm Citizen Khan 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News


5:55am The Bloodhound Adventure 6:50am Wonders of Nature 6:55am F1: Grand Prix Practice 8:35am A to Z of TV Gardening 9:00am Natural World 10:00am Flog it! Trade Secrets 11:00am Question Time 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Mastermind 2:30pm The Weakest Link 3:15pm Great British Menu 3:45pm Floyd on Food 4:15pm Are You Being Served? 4:45pm 'Allo, 'Allo! 5:15pm Cagney and Lacey 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Dig WW2 with Dan Snow 9:00pm Mastermind 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight 12:05am Later... with Jools Holland 1:10am Close Up 2:00am Question Time


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm World Cup Qualifier 11:10pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:45pm World Cup Qualifier 12:45am River Monsters 1:10am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo


5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am According to Jim 8:25am Will and Grace 8:55am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm River Cottage Every Day 2:05pm The Bedford Incident 4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm Unreported World 8:55pm Sex Box 9:00pm Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats


6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Emmerdale 7:55am Life's Funniest Moments 8:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:10am You've Been Framed! 9:40am Dinner Date 10:40am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35am The Real Housewives of Vancouver 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Emmerdale 2:30pm Life's Funniest Moments 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 The X Factor USA 11:00pm The Chronicles of Riddick 1:20am The Break-Up 3:30am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 6:00am Airline 6:30am Airline 7:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 7:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter 8:00am The Middle 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Middle 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Glee 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Trollied 11:30pm Don't Sit in the Front Row

SkyMoviesComedy/ Sky Movies Comedy 4:30am Tootsie 6:30am Puss in Boots Special 7:00am What's Your Number? 8:50am The Three Stooges 10:30am Tooth Fairy 2 12:10pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 1:50pm Pitch Perfect 3:45pm Here Comes the Boom 5:30pm Bad News Bears 7:25pm The Three Stooges

•Tom Hanks •Bill Paxton

9:00pm Pitch Perfect 11:00pm Here Comes the Boom 12:45am What's Your Number? 2:35am The Man with Two Brains 4:10am Bad News Bears


Apollo 13 US spacecraft Apollo 13 has almost reached the moon when an on-board explosion causes the ship to lose oxygen, power and guidance. Drama based on the actual events of the 1970 space mission.

1:15pm Jersey Girl 3:15pm The Top Ten Show 2013 3:30pm Step Up 4: Miami Heat 5:15pm Apollo 13 7:40pm Philadelphia 10:00pm Jersey Girl 12:00am Coach Carter 2:30am Annapolis 4:30am Skyfall: Modern Day Bond

4:55am Jane Eyre 7:00am Field of Dreams SkyMoviesAction/ 9:00am Wanderlust 10:50am Apollo 13 5:05am The Three Musketeers 10:50pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

BBC3/ 8:00pm Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes 8:15pm Atlantis 9:00pm Extreme OCD Camp 10:00pm Orphan Black 10:45pm Staying in with Greg and Russell Xl 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am Kerry 1:00am American Dad! 1:25am American Dad! 1:45am Some Girls 2:15am Staying in with Greg and Russell Xl 3:00am Bad Education 3:30am Kerry 3:45am Unsafe Sex in the City 4:45am Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

Orphan Black (Science Fiction Series,2013) BBC 3 from 10:00pm to 10:45pm Sci-fi drama series. Sarah turns her suspicions toward Paul when evidence suggests the Orphans are part of an ongoing experiment. However, Paul is engaged in some investigations of his own. Allison's paranoia becomes a problem.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music 9:30pm Transatlantic Sessions 10:00pm Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story 11:00pm Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story 11:25pm Synth Britannia

7:00am Outbreak 9:15am Pirates of the Caribbean 11:35am The Scorpion King 1:10pm xXx 3:20pm xXx2: The Next Level 5:05pm Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 7:25pm The Scorpion King 9:00pm xXx 11:10pm xXx2: The Next Level 12:55am First Blood 2:35am Rambo: First Blood Part II

12:55am Synth Britannia at the BBC 1:55am Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story 2:55am Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story 3:20am Synth Britannia


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5:05am This is BBC Two 7:00am Preview 7:55am Lady of Deceit 9:25am Two Way Stretch 10:50am The Sky at Night 11:10am Reel History of Britain 11:40am The Life of Birds 12:30pm Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age 1:00pm The A-Z of TV Cooking 1:45pm Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Talking Pictures 2:35pm Astaire and Rogers Sing the Great American Songbook 3:05pm Carefree 4:30pm South Pacific 5:30pm Urban Jungle 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Robert Peston Goes Shopping 8:00pm Count Arthur Strong 8:30pm Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar 9:30pm Dad's Army 10:00pm The 70s 11:00pm The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme 11:40pm Glorious 39 1:45am X the Unknown 3:00am This is BBC Two

6:00am ITV Nightscreen 7:10am Matt Hatter Chronicles 7:35am Dino Dan 7:50am Dino Dan 8:00am Canimals 8:10am Canimals 8:15am Canimals 8:25am Sooty 8:35am Horrid Henry 8:50am Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9:15am Bottom Knocker Street 9:30am The Munch Box 10:25am Saturday Cookbook 11:25am Murder, She Wrote 12:25pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm Surprise Surprise 1:35pm The Dales 2:00pm Doc Martin 3:00pm The X Factor 4:50pm Horrid Henry: The Movie 6:35pm Regional News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 7:30pm Fool Britannia 8:00pm The Chase 9:00pm The X Factor 11:15pm The Jonathan Ross Show 12:20am ITV News and Weather 12:35am The Eiger Sanction 2:45am Jackpot247


5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 6:25am Countdown 7:10am British GT 7:35am FIM Superbike World Championship 8:05am Xterra England 9:00am The Morning Line 10:00am The American Football Show 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm The Simpsons 1:30pm Undercover Boss USA 2:30pm Channel 4 Racing 5:10pm Come Dine with Me 5:40pm Come Dine with Me 6:10pm Come Dine with Me 6:40pm Come Dine with Me 7:10pm Come Dine with Me 7:40pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9:00pm Grand Designs 10:00pm The Adjustment Bureau 12:05am The Hole 1:55am 13 Assassins 4:00am Hollyoaks Omnibus

7:00am The Hot Desk 7:10am Coronation Street Omnibus 8:25am Emmerdale Omnibus 11:40am The X Factor USA 12:35pm The X Factor USA 2:35pm The Little Vampire 4:30pm Peter Andre: My Life 5:30pm You've Been Framed! 6:00pm You've Been Framed and Famous! 7:00pm Step Up 2: The Streets 9:00pm The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 11:15pm The Xtra Factor 12:15am Celebrity Juice 1:00am The Magaluf Weekender 2:00am Crazy Beaches 2:30am The X Factor 4:30am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:00am Sky Sports Game Changers 11:00am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm World Wrestling 2:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 3:00pm Harrow: A Very British School 4:00pm Kingdom of Plants 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm Modern Family

6:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 7:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm An Idiot Abroad 11:00pm Road Wars 12:00am Hawaii Five-0 1:00am Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

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SkyMoviesComedy/ 6:05am Tooth Fairy 2 7:40am Crazy People 9:15am Big 11:00am A Thousand Words 12:40pm The Campaign 2:15pm The Watch 4:00pm Caddyshack 5:40pm Big

•Nicolas Cage •Meg Ryan

7:25pm A Thousand Words 9:00pm The Watch 10:45pm The Campaign 12:15am Boat Trip 1:50am National Lampoon's Animal House 3:40am Caddyshack

SkyMoviesDrama/ 5:00am Field of Dreams 7:00am City of Angels 9:00am Medicine Man

City of Angels In this 1998 remake of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire", Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an Angel who, along with hundreds of others) look over Los Angeles and the people within it to protect them, guide them, be there for them when they leave this world, and more.. However, when waiting for a child to leave his earthly body during an operation he spies the beautiful surgeon, Maggie Rice (Meg Ryan) and starts having strange feelings about her.

11:00am St Elmo's Fire 1:00pm The Notebook 3:15pm Flight 5:35pm The Constant Gardener 7:50pm The Notebook 10:00pm Flight 12:30am This Means War 2:20am Argo: Sky Movies Special 2:40am Chicago 4:45am Skyfall: Modern Day Bond

SkyMoviesAction/ 6:00am Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 8:00am The One 9:30am Dante's Peak 11:20am The Karate Kid 1:30pm The Karate Kid, Part II 3:25pm The Karate Kid, Part II 5:20pm The Next Karate Kid 7:10pm Dante's Peak 9:00pm The Karate Kid 11:10pm Enter the Dragon

BBC3/ 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 8:15pm Doctor Who 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 12:40am Family Guy 1:02am Family Guy 1:25am American Dad! 1:47am American Dad! 2:10am Stacey Dooley Investigates 3:05am Bad Education 3:35am Some Girls 4:05am Staying in with Greg and Russell 4:35am Kerry

Stacey Dooley Investigates (Documentary) BBC 3 from 2:10am to 3:05am Stacey Dooley investigates a stag's last night of freedom in Prague, a no-holds-barred city that caters for a man's every whim. She meets some of the thousands of girls who are paid to entertain Prague's male visitors and reveals how they really feel about their work. She discovers how the city is littered with brothels thinly disguised as massage parlours and gentleman's clubs, and reveals how the tough competition is putting pressure on the girls to go further and further. Stacey joins the police on patrol to see the daily struggles they face to protect the tourists and mop up the trouble they cause. She also uncovers how the large groups of drunken men become easy prey to Prague's criminals, which the police are struggling to stop. Through unprecedented access, Stacey uncovers the darker side of Prague.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Africa 9:00pm Lost Kingdoms of Africa 10:00pm The Young Montalbano 11:55pm Wellington Bomber 12:55am Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador 1:55am The Sky at Night 2:25am Africa 3:25am Lost Kingdoms of Africa


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7:00am Preview 7:05am Great Day 8:25am Gardeners' World 8:55am The Beechgrove Garden 9:25am MotoGP 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm What to Eat Now 1:00pm What to Eat Now 1:30pm MotoGP 3:05pm EastEnders Omnibus 5:00pm The House That £100k Built 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Great British Railway Journeys 7:30pm The Great British Bake Off 8:30pm The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek 9:00pm How to Build... 10:00pm The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Emperors 11:00pm The Wrong Mans 11:30pm QI XL 12:15am Never Mind the Buzzcocks 12:45am Mock the Week 1:15am Awaydays 2:55am Countryfile 3:50am Holby City 4:50am This is BBC Two

8:00am Canimals 8:10am Canimals 8:15am Canimals 8:25am Sooty 8:35am Horrid Henry 8:45am Horrid Henry 9:00am Almost Naked Animals 9:15am Bottom Knocker Street 9:30am Fish Hooks 9:45am Fish Hooks 10:00am Big Time Rush 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Ade in Britain 11:30am Columbo 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:40pm Inside the National Trust 2:45pm The X Factor 5:00pm Fool Britannia 5:25pm Big Star's Little Star 6:30pm Downton Abbey 7:35pm Regional News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The X Factor Results Show 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:05pm ITV News and Weather 11:20pm Senna 1:20am The Store


6:05am Deal or No Deal 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The American Football Show 8:30am The Markel Hever Castle Triathlon 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm Mighty Joe Young 5:40pm Furry Vengeance 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm The World's Weirdest Weather 9:00pm Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home 10:00pm Homeland 11:00pm Was it Something I Said? 11:35pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:40am Gogglebox 1:25am Paddy's TV Guide 2:10am American Football Live

7:00am Emmerdale Omnibus 10:00am Coronation Street Omnibus 11:30am The X Factor 1:45pm The Xtra Factor 2:45pm You've Been Framed! 3:30pm The Little Vampire 5:25pm Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 7:15pm Hulk 10:00pm The Xtra Factor 11:00pm The Only Way is Essex 11:50pm Utterly Outrageous Celebrity Frock Ups 12:50am Tricked 1:50am The Vampire Diaries 2:45am The Vampire Diaries 3:25am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:00am Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Harrow: A Very British School 2:00pm Road Wars 3:00pm Modern Family

3:30pm Modern Family 4:00pm John Bishop's Only Joking 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm The Simpsons

8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Harrow: A Very British School 10:00pm Trollied

SkyMoviesComedy/ 9:15am The Top Ten Show 2013 9:35am Good Burger 11:20am Big Top Pee-Wee

•Mark Wahlberg •Mila Kunis

1:00pm The Muppets Sky Movies Special 1:30pm Ted 3:30pm Analyze This 5:15pm Analyze That 6:55pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 9:00pm Ted 11:00pm For a Good Time, Call...

Ted Directed by Seth MacFarlane When lonely Boston kid John Bennett (Bretton Manley) wishes for his teddy bear to come to life, it's to his and the world's - surprise that his wish comes true. However, 27 years on, Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is still best friends with John (Mark Wahlberg), and the hardliving soft toy has turned his owner into an immature, weed-smoking slacker. John's exasperated girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) thinks it's time for him to grow up and tell Ted to get stuffed. But how will Ted fare in the world alone, and will John finally flourish without his fuzzy friend?

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SkyMoviesDrama/ 9:10am The Five-Year Engagement 11:25am Anna Karenina 1:45pm Shakespeare in Love 4:00pm Romeo and Juliet 6:20pm The Big Year 8:00pm My Girl

BBC3/ 8:00pm F1 the Japanese Grand Prix Highlights 9:00pm Chicken Run 10:20pm Great TV Mistakes 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Some Girls 12:15am American Dad! 12:37am American Dad! 1:00am Bad Education 1:30am Russell Howard's Good News 2:00am Staying in with Greg and Russell 2:30am Unsafe Sex in the City 3:30am Some Girls 4:00am Him and Her 4:30am Him and Her

Russell Howard's Good News (Comedy) BBC 3 from 1:30am to 2:00am Topical comedy show hosted by Russell Howard, who offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating the media across TV, online and in print, as well as picking up on those sometimes overlooked things that make him smile.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 8:50pm Britain's Wild Places 9:00pm The Review Show 10:00pm Frost on Interviews 11:00pm Comedy Connections 11:40pm Medieval Lives 12:40am La Vie En Rose

10:00pm Anna Karenina

SkyMoviesAction/ 7:00am The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 8:55am Jurassic Park 11:10am The Bourne Legacy: Premiere Special 11:30am The Bourne Legacy

2:55am Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story 3:55am Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story

10 - 16 October 2013 / Costa Blanca South

Greedy band of callous cronies... LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT


HIS week, for the first time in years, I found myself watching the awful, intelligence insulting TV abomination ‘X Fracture.’ I tuned out to this pile of utter garbage some years ago, when, not only did I find it less than vaguely entertaining, but felt it was actually edging dangerously close to child abuse. Relenting to the pleas of my own dynamic duo however, and believing one has to at least review a situation before re-condemning it, I succumbed to another once over. Well, in my opinion, it is now even worse. It appears to me that the ‘judges’ of this cruel media rubbish have been exposed to mediocrity and untalented individuals for so long, their standards have sunk to a point of such pathetic banality, they couldn’t judge a small town pie bake. ‘That was truly amazin,’ ‘You really made that song your own’; they crow to a young pimply wannabe, who has just managed to flatten and completely destroy a much loved and revered pop classic

‘Well done, you’re a star’ gushes Louis Walsh, eyes flashing at a young pretty male singer who would go skint croaking for pennies on a suburban street corner. As for the Osbourne woman; frankly she has to be one of the least qualified people ever to be elected a judge. All this woman has ever done in the realms of show business is tried to enter the Guinness book of records for the most widely acclaimed adaption of plastic implants and married a junkie pop singer! What on earth qualifies her to be on this bone-jarring jury of court jesters? The show’s format itself has also actually managed to raise its levels of cruelty even further. These sad, often painfully young competitors are now placed in a situation of winning their round, but not actually being secure in their achievement. During the early heats, six of them are told how wonderful they are and elected to take their place on the half dozen seats provided. Once these are filled, the judges then turn to the remaining entrants. Should they decide (and they always do) that a later performance also merits a seat; they then consider which of the already

selected entrants will be ousted to make room for their new proffered choice. This gives the cameras yet another excuse to probe the tortured faces of these young people, while they await the agonising drawn out decision to snatch away what has been awarded them only a short time before. It’s all a pathetic and dangerous disgrace. How one of these young hopefuls has not committed suicide to date I really cannot understand. Would Cowell and his greedy band of callous cronies really care that much? Mmm.. I leave you to decide! Keep the faith. Love Leapy.






SHARON OSBOURNE: Should she be a judge on X Factor?

LEAPY, I agree entirely with your comments (rants) about this burka business. I spent eight-and-ahalf years in Saudi and sort of enjoyed it. All of your comments are spot on, the UK really has to get its act in gear fast. My greatest concern is just how do you stop it? Once you let the genie (extremist) out of the bottle you can never get them back in. Who knows what sort of world our grandchildren will inhabit. Not one I would want to live in. Keep up the good work. I for one am keeping the faith. Mike Hall (By email) Editor’s note: Leapy argued against allowing radical Islam, including the wearing of the Burka’s full face veil.


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10 - 16 October 2013 / Costa Blanca South




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Linguistic tensions stir up a historical problem for Spain Bruce Walbran Historically Speaking!

Spanish Constitution Commemoration. A monument to the first Spanish Constitution in Cadiz, Spain.

Bruce - a former UK career linguist - has studied national history and culture for years. A Spanish resident for two decades, he lives in Alfaz del Pi, near Benidorm.


HAT surprises many a first time visitor to Spain is the linguistic diversity that exists here. Catalan, Valenciano, the Gallego of Galicia and the Asturiano of Asturias. Not forgetting the Euskara language spoken by the Basque people. It is a situation that has enriched the cultural appeal of Spain and one that has, sadly, also led to tension and conflict, especially so during the Franco dictatorship. For a period of almost 40 years, in an attempt to linguistically unify the country, Castilian was declared Spain’s only official

language. All others were banned. Foreign films were dubbed into Castilian only and newborn children had to be christened with Spanish names. However, despite these and other repressive measures, the various languages of Iberia survived. If you speak to people who lived through the Franco

years, in the Valencian Community, for example, they will proudly tell you that Castilian may have been the language used in public life, but Valenciano was the language of the home. It was a show of defiance that is, to some extent, being echoed in the Balearic Islands at present. Over the past week, protests have been taking place in

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera involving over 110,000 people, a tenth of the islands’ overall population. As well as protesting the cuts in education spending, they are also objecting to a proposed change in the school curriculum that will see the teaching time of Catalan and Spanish reduced in favour of English. The idea is to promote trilingualism, as difficult to achieve as it is to pronounce. But the islanders see the move more as an assault upon the Catalan language and there have also been corresponding protests in Barcelona to make known to Madrid that the wider Catalan community is united in

support of the islands. Now, you could easily call this needless provincialism, kicking up such a fuss over taking away a few hours of tuition in Catalan. After all, the Spanish Constitution does ultimately guarantee the protection of the regional tongues. But there is something utterly profound about language that stirs the emotions in us, especially if we feel that our particular language is under threat. It’s all about valuing identity, which is enshrined in the language we speak and the way we speak it; not to mention how we pass that heritage on to subsequent generations. And so, I would say that if my language and culture, millennia in the making, had recently suffered a 40 year assault upon its legitimacy, then I probably wouldn’t be willing to cede even one minute of its tuition to my children.


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Europe, the divided continent Imagine what a truly united democratic Europe could do Mike Walsh Mike Walsh. Based in Mediterranean Spain, is an international journalist, author and professional writer.


HE disintegration of the Soviet Union liberated Europe, or did it? It seemed that Europe was united for the first time since the overthrow of Tsarist Russia and the capture of Europe by the Bolsheviks. Sadly, the concept of a united Europe is still a dream. The liberation of Europe in 1945 was a cruel self-deception. For millions of Europeans the victors’ oppression was to last a further 45 years. In 1989 - 1991, we sat glued to our television sets as the war ended; the Berlin Wall collapsed and millions partied. Today the European Union is made up of 28 nations. However, there are 50 countries in continental Europe. Travel

LIBERATION OF EUROPE: The famous kiss between the Soviet and East German leaders. between them up to 1917 was far easier than it is now. Yet today half the peoples of one Europe wishing to visit the other half are obliged to negotiate an expensive soul-destroying paper chase application as fearsome as was the Berlin Wall. Doing so is a dreadful venture: Only the illegal, wealthy, corrupt and well connected can do so. One day I will tell you just what

an ordinary European living on the other side of the railroad track has to do to do what Americans take for granted, to choose the state of their choice. You will be shocked. In return for residency rights, Del Boy Spain flogs parcels of land at €500,000. I was taken aback when years ago a German friend told me he welcomed the Soviet Union’s occupation of Eastern Germany.

He explained that eventually the Soviet regime would collapse. What my friend could not foresee is that with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the West changed places with the Soviet Bloc. Back then, the USSR was a near bankrupt gathering of disparate countries run by a self-elected leadership. Tell me, can you give me a better description of the European Union?

Twenty-seven unelected commissioners (commissars) make the European Union’s important decisions. Jose Manuel Barroso is the unelected President of the European Commission. He loftily declares that ‘nation states are dangerous if they are excessively democratic.’ The president of the European Council is unelected Herman van Rompuy. Everyone in Brussels and Strasbourg knows that if the European Union (EU) applied to join itself it would be turned down for being undemocratic. Who could have foreseen Russia and a score of Eastern countries being based on democratic principles whilst the EU morphs into a debt-burdened banker’s plantation? If despite the enormous costs involved the reunification of Germany can create Europe’s most powerful nation, imagine what a truly united democratic Europe could do.


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Independence is in the air The Catalan political parties have asked for a referendum Cassandra Nash

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



PART from the PP and the PSC (Cataluña’s PSOE) all Catalan political parties voted to ask the central government for an independence referendum. The Cataluña Generalitat has three months to complete the task. If Madrid baulks, there will be a referendum anyway. Should this happen, Rajoy would appeal to the Tribunal Constitucional and the vote would be halted. This could be what an increasingly isolated Artur Mas, the Catalan premier, wants. He would be able to turn to voters and say he had done his best and receive some breathing space until the 2016 elections. An unofficial plebiscite instead of a referendum will then give voice to

The argument goes that this does not apply to TC judges and Perez de los Cobos was not an acting judge while he was paying PP dues. Lastly, the impartiality ruling requires judges to resist political intervention by the government of the day, not their own leanings. The unchecked partiality of 52-yearold Lieutenant Colonel Miguel Ayuso is more worrying than Mariano Rajoy Perez de los Cobos’s. Ayuso is a 52year-old military judge who is also a Carlist and believes have asked for a vote on independence. Sixto de Borbon is COBOS is President of Spain’s Spain’s legitimate king. He regards highest court of law, the Tribunal the 1936-1939 Civil War as ‘a true crusade.’ Constitutional (TC). Ayuso, up for promotion, He was also a paid-up member of the PP from 2008 to 2011 incidentally, is under investigation although Spanish judges are by the Ministry of Defence. When it comes to bias, Perez de banned from political affiliation.

REFERENDUM: Catalan parties voters’ feelings, not the politicians’ which do not necessarily coincide.


los Cobos is a paragon of impartiality in comparison.

Negative MARIANO RAJOY has not given an interview for months, but Bloomberg TV in New York looked good on paper. Presumably he expected to explain his economic strategies. Instead his interviewer dragged up the PP’s ex-treasurer Luis Barcenas and slush fund claims. Rajoy could hardly reply, yet again, that he has said all there is to say about Barcenas. The interviewer pressed him as no one presses him here but got little in return as Rajoy launched into inscrutable Gallego mode, answering everything except the question asked. “You can’t prove what’s not true,” he protested. Unfortunately for Rajoy, sceptical interviewers and weary voters are less prepared to swallow double negatives.


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Exercise for prevention A NEW study suggests exercise outside work could help prevent high blood pressure, but being physically active in work doesn’t seem to have the same benefit. New findings from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggest the more physical activity people get, the more they are protected from developing high blood pressure. Researchers analysed the findings of a total of 13 studies that examined the effects of physical activity on blood pressure of nearly 137,000 people in the United States, Europe and East Asia who initially had healthy blood pressure readings. In the study’s follow-up periods ranging from two to 45 years, more than 15,600 of the participants were found to have developed high blood pressure. The study found that, compared to people who exercised for a period of less than one hour a week during their time-off, the risk of developing high blood pressure was 11 per cent lower for those who exercised one to three hours per week.

Unusual winter skin tips DROPPING temperatures can leave skin looking dry and dull. Often the advice from skin care experts is to eat well and drink plenty of water. But for those that are still struggling to get skin looking its best here are some tips they may not have heard of. Supplement skin – Taking certain vitamin supplements can help battle dry lacklustre skin. Krill Oil is great for omega3 fatty acids, unlike triglycerides found in oily fish, the EPA and DHA in small crustaceans are absorbed into the skin more efficiently and are more bioavailable. Otherwise try Chlorella, an algae supplement which contains folic acid, iron, essential amino acids and vitamins A, B12, B6 and D. Lemon exfoliant – Add some lemon juice to your daily facial scrub to boost the exfoliant action and naturally brighten skin. The citric acid found in

MOISTURISE: Skin can become flaky in winter. lemon juice contains alpha-hydroxy acids that help dissolve the glue on the skin that dead cells stick to. Moisturise – Don’t forget to moisturise, whereas it may feel like

summer weather has more of a drying effect on the skin, the humidity in the air is actually lower during the colder months of the year making it easy for skin to become dry and flaky.

Japanese ‘pretty’ pills THE Japanese have invented pills to make us look more attractive. The country is known for its innovation and technological developments in the motor vehicle and electronics sector. But perhaps its companies are lesser known for leading research in the biomedical and nutraceutical (nutritional and pharmecaeutical) industries, which has lead them to develop the ‘pretty pills’. These are some of the brands already making waves: Zytaze: Works to extend and improve Botox. It contains a combination of enzymes and zinc and makes the muscleparalysing effects of the botulism derivative more effective. Go Away, Gray: When ingested on a daily basis, these pills break down the naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide in your body so that hair does not turn gray.


CALMING: Chewing gum can help with stress.

Quick calming techniques for stressful days WE all have those days, when nothing seems to be going your way. You spill coffee on your shirt, shut your finger in the door, your car decides not to start, you accidentally delete that report you’ve been working on for months and next thing you know it’s all built up to one huge wave of emotion! Anger, sadness, frustration and anxiety all build up at once and it can be difficult to deal with in a healthy, balanced manner. According to various studies, in these instances there are small calming

techniques that only take a minute or two but work to lower the heart rate and provide some small stress relief. Chewing gum – A study conducted by Cardiff University’s Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology found evidence to suggest that chewing gum can often prevent the effect of acute stress. Laugh – Researchers in numerous studies have found that laughter significantly reduces stress hormones in the body, so take five minutes to read or watch something funny and lift your mood.

Tea – Drink a good old fashioned British cuppa. Studies have revealed that people who drink tea have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood. Therefore drinking tea regularly could prevent high stress levels.

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Whingeing poms win Olympic gold! Time is important. Why do so many Brits spend it whingeing? Nora Johnson

Breaking Views A Costa del Sol resident for a number of years, Nora is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to


ECENTLY, we’ve all been entertained by something for which the Brits would win Olympic gold, every time, if it were elevated to a sport. Whingeing! First off, all those ‘Angry of Tunbridge Wells’ type viewers moaning about BBC staff seen eating bananas, sipping hot drinks, hugging, picking their noses and fighting with umbrellas in their new open-plan newsroom. Good grief! This newsroom is exactly like any other office area in Britain with people not permanently glued to their computers, instead of behaving normally. Occasionally chatting with colleagues, finding out what else is happening, even fooling

BUDGET AIRLINES: If you don’t like travelling with them then pay for full cost ones instead.

around. We've all done it! What could be worse in a TV newsroom? (Well, apart from maybe ending up seeing naked pictures of Eric Pickles.) Another instance of whingeing? Angry and far-from-polite gripes and moans from other air passengers about easyJet’s threat to refuse to allow a law student to board a flight recently for tweeting

his frustration about his own delayed flight and that of a serving soldier: “Soldier going to miss last connection & @easyjet refusing to help pay for him to get to Portsmouth. Get right into em!” Now, every airline has the right to ban any passenger it suspects may become violent during the course of a flight. And the tweet “Get right into ‘em!” is undoubtedly ambiguous and understandably

construed as a threat of violence by easyJet which didn’t deserve all the bad-mouthing it received. Every company has to deal with complaints from unsatisfied customers but, unfortunately for air passengers, it tends to result from delayed or cancelled flights which means tempers flare quickly. Everyone says they’ll never, ever fly with Ryanair, easyJet etc again yet, somehow, these companies grow their customer base every year. And the solution’s really quite simple. Plan your schedule and

build in some contingency – which the soldier and his tweeting mate clearly hadn’t. And if you don’t like travelling with budget airlines, stop whingeing and fly with full cost ones instead. WC Fields once said he spent most of his money on booze and fast women...the rest of it he squandered. He was talking about money, but surely time’s important too, isn’t it? So, why do so many Brits squander time whingeing? OK, had enough of all my own whingeing, next scandal please! Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89;£0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.’

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United States federal government shutdown risks world economy.

Confucius (551–479 BC) Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

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1066: King Harold II of England is defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. 1492: Christopher Columbus accidentally discovers America on an expedition to China sponsored by Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain. 1793: A yellow fever epidemic breaks out in Philadelphia killing 5,000 people. 1810: The first Oktoberfest takes place to celebrate Bavarian Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, marrying Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. 1845: The United States Naval Academy opens in Maryland with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors. 1915: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from Germanoccupied Belgium during World War I. 1934: The Red Army of the Communist Party of China undertakes a military retreat known as the Long March to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang Chinese Nationalist Party army. 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis which brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear conflict, begins. 1969: The seven-sided 50p coin comes into circulation in the UK to replace the 10-shilling note. 1970: The Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ), a militant separatist group, kidnaps Quebec Labour and Immigration Minister, Pierre Laporte, in Montreal. 1982: The Mary Rose, flagship of King Henry VIII, is brought to the surface after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent. 1994: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and two Israelis, the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres are awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. 2010: 33 Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.’

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

World of English In an East African newspaper:

A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.’

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Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Isabelle Fuhrman. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Runtime 100 minutes. Rated 12.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) With your enthusiasm socially at a peak, now is the time to get involved with anything that takes your fancy. A project involving music or painting will give you the chance to make new friends. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) This week will see more progress on a health issue. Maybe you have recently given up something or taken to the gym. Recent weeks may have conspired to upset your best efforts. It is never too late to make a fresh start, though, especially right now. Someone who gives your confidence a boost also leads you to believe that anything is possible. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Avoid like the plague people who would dampen your spirit. It may not be deliberate but, if you are near repressed or depressed people, it may rub off. Find positive, active people to be near. If you have not started a form of exercise, then now is as good a time as any. Make it group activity if you want more social contacts. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Romance will find you this week if only you are in the right frame of mind. You may be inclined to refuse festive social gatherings that hold no prospects for you, but don't close the door on anything. The right kind of companions are sometimes found in the strangest places. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Don't chance your plans being disrupted by ill health. Get any problems sorted out now even if you think they are ʻnothingʼ. When you are feeling good it is easy to take that for granted. . PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Your mind is positively buzzing with ideas. There has been so much progress in your personal life during the past year that it is hard to

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A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige and his legendary father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash.




















LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Invest, 2 Potter, 3 Cheers, 4 Sister, 5 Hearts, 6 Grease, 7 Assert, 8 Became, 9 Arises, 10 Tablet, 11 Mended, 12 Repeat, 13 Healed, 14 Splash, 15 Reared, 16 Adhere, 17 Titled, 18 Barred, 19 Bitter

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Expecting too much help from others has held you back in the recent past. It makes sense to be part of a team only when everyone is pulling their weight. Some things are best done alone for real progress.

October 10: Marina Diamandis, 28. Lead singer of indie pop band Marina and the Diamonds. October 11: Stephen Moyer, 44. English actor known for his role as vampire Bill on TV show True Blood. October 12: Hugh Jackman, 45. Australian actor named Sexiest Man Alive by People’s magazine in 2008. believe. However, you are capable of being very dynamic and single-minded. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) There are moments of boundless energy which really urge you to ʻget up and goʼ. Make use of this at work, where most progress is to be made this week. Be you a politician, pensioner or anyone in between, the opportunities are there to be had. Slow progress on the love front should not see you fretting. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Bring more zip to your life by putting the spotlight on your health. Getting out and about lifts the spirits, while perking up the diet with new foods brightens the

Your Stars

October 13: Ian Thorpe, 31. Australian swimmer and winner of five Olympic gold medals.

October 16: Carmen Sevilla, 83, is a Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter. Born Maria del Carmen Garcia Galisteo in Sevilla, she became one of the most important Spanish actresses during the 1950s together with artists Lola Flores and Sara Montiel. Sevilla has appeared on TV since 1956, although her breakthrough as a presenter came after a five years hiatus devoted to sheep breeding.


system. As energy levels come up this week, be aware of what is happening around you. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) The chance to travel seems exciting but can be made even more so by including a few people who are on your wavelength. So busy have you been on the more mundane aspects of life that the ʻbig pictureʼ may have faded into the background. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) An authority figure may also be seen as a possible romantic attachment. Your talents and charm serve you well when approaching this person.

October 14: Roger Moore, 86. British actor who replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. October 15: Sarah Ferguson, 54. Charity patron and spokesperson formerly married to Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Keeping up the activity level physically is really in your best interests this week. It is a pivotal point where your resolutions in this area could fail. With life very busy, it is still important to retain your priorities. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Does someone in the family need your attention? Don't begrudge time spent with them, even if you are busy. Consider what you would want others to do if you were in the same position. After all, you love a challenge so see this as a bit of a juggling act.

10-Star Quiz THE WAR ZONE

1. During which conflict did the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, led by Lord Cardigan, take place? 2. During which war is Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls principally set? 3. First published in December 1879, The War Cry is the official newspaper of which Christian organisation? 4. Fought on August 22, 1485, which was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses? 5. The American War of Independence came to an end in 1781 when which British Army officer surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown in Virginia? 6. The films Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Heaven & Earth (1993) were all set during which war? 7. What was the name of the Russian author of the epic novel War and Peace? 8. What was the nationality of the legendary First World War spy Mata Hari (real name Margaretha Geertruida Zelle)? 9. Which World War II German Field Marshal was nicknamed the Desert Fox? 10. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, who led all coalition forces in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War?

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

TARGET: Average: 38 Good: 49 Very good: 69 Excellent: 86

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION alit, alto, clan, clot, coal, coil, cola, colt, cool, ilia, laic, lain, lino, lint, lion, loan, loci, loco, loin, loon, loot, loti, nail, noil, olio, tail, talc, toil, tool, aioli, cilia, colon, iliac, licit, linac, octal, talon, tonal, italic, lotion, oilcan, coolant, location, COALITION

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Move from the start word (JUMP) to the end word (SEAT) 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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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 (ENTITY) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.





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Unscramble the name of a famous British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 (two words): USUAL YOBS FELL ABOUT

Across 1 It is allowed, agreed? (7) 5 Stamp, as taken in part fare (5) 8 Picture, Iʼm a good English leader (5) 9 Dad leases both folks (7) 10 Innkeepers throw out dolls? Darn! (9) 12 Bird found in the nick of time (3) 13 Stop American Republican getting a break (6) 14 Determine to make pay for (6) 17 Had the fare? (3) 18 A change of capital credit is sensible (9) 20 But win tenant new washing machine (4,3) 21 Figure out split (5) 23 Some of Orlandoʼs escalating measures (5) 24 Benito in communist guise lost weight (7)

Unscramble the name of professional American football (NFL) team: IT IS NOT OLDER


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TFARD 5 Place amorous romance is started initially? (5) 6 Man made fantastic tiny chest (9) 7 Sailor upset scene due to nonappearance (7) 11 Day care centres organise run series (9)

13 Tape Dad modified (7) 15 Lured by nice Ted, somehow (7) 16 We hear this outdoor jacket has a cutting edge (6) 18 Mixed up paste for heads (5) 19 Unusual elk Di was fond of (5) 22 Bow in the middle of the farce (3)

Code Breaker Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 11 represents F and 17 represents W, so fill in F every time the figure 11 appears and W every time the figure 17 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.


Across 1 Dairy product (6) 4 Fled suddenly (6) 9 Pull (7) 10 Hobo (5) 11 Rank (5) 12 Jaguar (7) 13 January 1st (3,5,3) 18 Cherubic (7) 20 Apportion (5) 22 Last letter in Greek alphabet (5) 23 Analyse (7) 24 Short fall of rain (6) 25 Contaminate (6)

Down 1 Make different (6) 2 Additional (5) 3 Grand and dignified (7) 5 Frequently (5) 6 Windpipe (7) 7 Exile (6) 8 Accurate timepieces (11) 14 Domenikos Theotocopoulos (2,5) 15 Maintain (7) 16 Renowned (6) 17 Win a victory over (6) 19 Depart from (5) 21 Get up (5)

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Down 1 The old king sick? That calls for some questioning (5) 2 Turkish ruler features in magazine (3) 3 Types of bets in which one chap backs another (7) 4 Red top hid exile (6)


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Revamp, 8 Useful, 9 Mail, 10 Initiate, 11 Starved, 13 Cameo, 15 Opine, 17 Vinegar, 20 Affluent, 21 Disc, 22 Ulster, 23 Rinsed. Down: 1 Tenant, 2 Fail, 3 Sprites, 4 Music, 5 Heritage, 6 Subtle, 12 Ringlets, 14 Bittern, 16 Piffle, 18 Answer, 19 Pears, 21 Dane. QUICK Across: 1 Peak, 3 Proclaim, 9 Adamant, 10 Ewers, 11 Tense, 12 Narrow, 14 Casino, 16 Breeze, 19 Pursue, 21 Smart, 24 Polka, 25 Termite, 26 Stressed, 27 Begs. Down: 1 Practice, 2 Again, 4 Rotund, 5 Clear, 6 Anemone, 7 Moss, 8 Cavern, 13 Restless, 15 Squalor, 17 Resort, 18 Gentle, 20 Soars, 22 Agile, 23 Opts.

Across 1 Interruptor (6) 4 Esperar (4) 8 They (f) (5) 9 To fear (be afraid) (5) 10 Ready (prepared) (5) 11 Basket (5) 14 Freno (5) 16 Unhurt (5) 17 Alto (edificio, persona) (4) 18 August (6)

Down 1 Acero (5) 2 Islas (5) 3 Cliente (de tienda, bar, restaurante, banco) (8) 5 Brazo (de persona) (3) 6 Alquitrán (3) 7 Media (8) 12 Estofados (5) 13 Nickname (5) 14 Pero (uso adversativo) (3) 15 Todo (en su totalidad) (3)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Flores, 4 Lamp, 8 Sting, 9 Tomar, 10 Veintiuno, 13 Above, 15 Uncle, 16 Knot, 17 Teoria. Down: 1 Fase, 2 Olive, 3 Engineer, 5 Arm, 6 Por, 7 Attitude, 11 Nacer, 12 Vena, 13 Ask, 14 Oro.


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TOP TEN OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES THE wonders of the world have been heavily debated over the years, in this day and age some of the world’s most beautiful places are defined by not only their landscape but their historical heritage, seclusion or unique features.

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2 Fjordlands

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Zealand Claimed to be the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, it is the largest National Park in New Zealand and featured heavily in the Lord of the Rings films. The park features astonishing deep fjords carved by glaciers.

Okavango River is truly unique and is considered to be the world’s largest existing Oasis. It attracts an extravagant array of wildlife. The river water is remarkably clear making the water take on the most astounding blue tones.


1 The Lau Archipelago, Fiji

This is a remote collection of islands situated in the Southern Pacific Ocean 200 miles off the coast of Fiji. Famous for their stunning sunrises the region is practically untouched by tourism, and has an exotic array of marine life.

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obsessed with solving the murders. Barbara Royston, shrewd female pathologist, plays a vital role in solving the crimes, but a personal involvement with Paolo threatens to undermine the investigation. Fast paced and filled with plot twists and drama to keep readers glued to the story, the killer’s identity will leave them guessing until the

7 Mount Everest, Nepal dramatic final chapters. Complex issues of religion, domestic abuse and class roles in society give the book depth and contribute to the story in a thoughtprovoking way. This is an engaging read that is recommended to all readers for its non-stop suspense and drama and the real-life issues it brings to the surface.

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8 Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

This national park situated to the east of the Andes encompasses dramatic mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. Small valleys throughout the park separate the spectacular unique granite spires and mountains of its main feature - the massif. of Temples, Bagan, Myanmar One of Asia’s most incredible sights, Burma’s ancient city of Bagan and is home to more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries dotted across the country’s lush green landscape.

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4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Marvelous City is where nature’s beauty meets thrumming metropolis. The unique city is situated on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and the view from 3 the statue of Christ the Redeemer is breath taking.

Mount Everest soaring to 26,035 feet is perhaps one of nature’s most magnificent natural sights. The Tibetan people call Everest Chomolungma meaning “mother of the universe” and the Nepalese say Sagarmatha meaning “goddess of the sky.”

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Otherwise known as The Rose City for the colour of the rock from which the ancient city of palaces and tombs was carved. World Heritage Centre UNESCO has 2 described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.”


10 Tuscany, Italy

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5 Midway Island Situated halfway between the United States and Asia, this stunning atoll is practically uninhabited. It is a U.S. territory known for the Battle of Midway, which played a major role in World War II, but today is home to a massive

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albatross population, and is a designated National Wildlife Refuge.

6 Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Viewing the rolling hills of Tuscany blanketed with Chianti vineyards, olive groves and ancient Etruscan sites is like looking straight into a timeless painting. The rolling hills, sandy beaches and sprinkling of islands embodies the beauty of Italy.

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


TARGET: Average: 14

Just Joking The only problem with golf is that the slow people are always in front of you and the fast people always end up behind you. *** First man: “My uncle ran for Parliament last year.” Second man: “Really? What does he do now?” First man: “Nothing. He got elected.”

Good: 18 Very good: 25 Excellent: 31

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

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION urchin, hurst, hurt, hurry, churr, crus, crush, crust, crusty, chit, chitty, chin, rush, rust, rusty, thus, thrust, trust, trusty, thin, thirty, tint, hitch, hint, itch, intrust, frith


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The best of times, the worst of times experiencing life in Spain F

OR Diane Greenfield, aged 70, the best thing about Spain was actually deciding to move here to enjoy her retirement in Quesada (Alicante). Sadly the worst thing was when she lost her husband last April. Now he has passed away Diane said the worst thing about Spain is the public transport, or rather the lack of: “I don’t drive and there just aren’t any buses. I have to walk everywhere, there is no service from the urbanisations. That is really my only gripe about Spain.” Carley Williams, aged 34, a housewife from Torrevieja (Alicante) said for her the best thing about Spain was that she met her partner here and had two children born in Spain. She said: “Spain will always hold a place in my heart for the fact my children were born here, but the worst thing is the economy and lack of work and how difficult it

PEOPLE moving to Spain experience a new lifestyle - for good or for bad. We asked people on the street about their best and worst experiences… Wayne Roberts.

Chris Levy.

STREET TALK is to survive. So we are now looking at moving back to the UK before Christmas.”

Friendship was top of the list for Wayne Roberts, 60, who is retired and lives in Arboleas

DIANE GREENFIELD: Problems with public transport. (Almeria). He said: “The best experience is definitely the lifestyle, we have made a lot of friends here. The worst is

owning an illegal property, but that is getting sorted out.” Chris Levy, also retired and living in Arboleas said: “The best experience has been the friendly Spanish people, everyone in the shops are helpful and especially Felix in the pharmacy who has been fantastic in helping us out. “We have got everything we need here. “The worst experience was the floods of last year. It was really frightening the amount of rain we had with the bridges collapsing. Luckily we were not cut off completely.” But for Jessica Steele, 63, form Fuengirola the weather has been the best thing of Spain. “I have lived here three years now, and the sunshine has kept a smile on my face! Worst thing has been not knowing the language when I first arrived, but that is slowly coming along.”


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Redressing the balance in the pink Spain’s lifestyle habits could be beneficial

Ulrica Marshall

Expat Strife

BREAST CANCER MONTH: Cancer-related deaths are too high but are falling in the Western world.

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


OLOURS these days have become important bed partners for charities - primarily for recognition and remembrance although some argue it is a marketing gimmick dreamed up by advertising agencies to justify their fees. Either way, they are so integral to the raison d’être of the charity and since colours are in short supply, many clamour over the same shade. Pink, however, remains the main preserve of breast cancer and October is its dedicated month. According to the latest statistics in the UK, some 12,000 women die each year from the disease, during which time 50,000 more

will be diagnosed. Meanwhile, a study in the US shows that most deaths occur in younger women, 71 per cent of whom had not been screened. Half were women under the age of 50. Typically, cancer in younger women tends to be more aggressive. The clear message is that screening should start at a younger age and that early diagnosis and treatment really is the key in palliative terms. But there is also plenty of good news and I wanted to focus on this,

given the abundance of news of the other variety. On the plus side, Spain ranks 19 in the incidence league, lagging the UK by 11 places, so assuming more Spanish dietary and lifestyle habits could prove beneficial. Lifestyle can also make a big difference; instead of staying at home fretting over the risks, go for a walk or join a sport with some friends.

For pre-menopausal women, breast feeding has been shown to reduce occurrence with best results if you can hold out for six months. Alcohol is a negative factor, sadly, but then so is stress and if a glass of red wine balances out your anxiety, I say go ahead. Maybe stop short of drinking the full bottle, though. Sugar feeds cancers and is referred to as the ‘white poison’ because, like cocaine, it can be as addictive and deadly, raising blood pressure, throwing hormones off balance and harming the liver. And while you may want to ditch the sugar, feel free to drink coffee - albeit black or with nondairy milk - as this has been linked to a reduction in cancer. While you are at it, why not pop an evening pill of melatonin, an over-the-counter natural sleep aid, which was approved for sale in Spain last year and has been known to shrink tumours.

Equally, spice up your food with plenty of turmeric - and ideally a combination of broccoli and tomatoes. Building up an effective immune system through plenty of greens and pulses could improve your health. It seems that you really are what you eat. And while cancer-related deaths remain too high, the number is falling in the Western world: breast cancer is now one of the more survivable forms. It is also important to remember that most lumps really are benign, although you should consult a specialist to rule out any risk. For high risk women over 30, taking the cancer drug Tamoxifen may also be introduced as a preventative measure. Typically, this drug is prescribed posttreatment for five years to premenopausal women, but UK health authorities are considering widening the reach. So, while October remains pink, the future is looking just a little more rosy.


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ood F Costa Blanca’s best guide for local restaurants


Eat fruit to prevent diabetes. To read more turn to page 63 TO READ MORE VISIT: WWW.EUROWEEKLYNEWS.COM/FEATURES/RESTAURANTS

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FINE DINING is a treat we should all indulge in once in a while and the Euro Weekly News was lucky

enough to sample fine dining Fig & Olive style. Now in their fourth month of opening in Urbanisation Horizonte, Playa Flamenca, Fig & Olive is already carving out a name for itself amongst both serious food connoisseurs and those wanting to enjoy a special night out and it is easy to see why. From the moment you step into the sophisticated and stylish family-run eatery your every need is

attended to by owners Claire and Sean. Claire has five years of experience working on private yachts and guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. But, as with any restaurant, it is really what goes on behind the scenes that sets it apart from the rest and the couple have hand crafted a unique and impressive menu inspired by Sean’s travels around India and Australia. The chef trained at Hertford Regional College

FIG & OLIVE: Owner and chef Sean offers a tasty dining experience

and went on to work in the south of England before spending two years in Australia. He returned to the UK and opened a restaurant with a friend before moving to Spain four years ago. Starters include succulent salt and pepper tiger prawns lightly kissed with sweet paprika, chilli and

ginger. The home-made fig and orange chutney enriches and encases every mouthful of the chicken liver pate while cheese lovers will be seduced by the warm soft goats cheese with a surprising crispy caramelised topping. For the mains you will equally be spoilt for choice, but we were treated to a beautiful dish of thick, juicy pork medallions served with a rich and seasonal apple and cranberry jus. The sea bream fillet was light and fresh served with a luscious lime risotto, parmesan crisps and fresh green salad. A range of tempting desserts are available changing daily. Fine dining is often synonymous with ‘expensive’ but at Fig & Olive starters cost from €4.50-€7.50 and all main meals are under €20, so you can truly indulge in an extravagant meal, without breaking the bank. They are now pleased to announce the launch of their Sunday Lunch menu served from 12.30-3pm every Sunday, priced at €17 per person for three

PORK MEDALLIONS: Wonderfully rich and succulent.

SEA BREAM: Light and tasty. courses. It is not too early to start thinking about Christmas and bookings are now being taken for their festive Christmas Day lunch, priced at €50 per person. The traditional Christmas Fayre menu will also run alongside the a la carte menu from November 26-December 23. The restaurant is situated in Horizonte Commercial Centre overlooking the park with indoor and terrace seating for al fresco dining available. It is open from Tuesday-Saturday 6.30pm till late. And from 12.30pm on Sundays. Reservations are recommended and parties can be catered for. Call 965 325 260 or 651 788 290.


Baby foods do not satisfy every need A STUDY has revealed that baby foods contain too much sugar and salt. The Archives of Disease in Childhood magazine reported foods sold to give to babies when they first start eating do not satisfy their nutritional needs. This came following a Glasgow University study of more than 400 products available in the UK. The results pointed out that 44 per cent of the foods are sold for children from four months old, when they should still be only breastfeeding, according to recommend-ations of the World Health Organisation. Spanish Paediatrician Jose Manuel Moreno says during the first year of life, all of children’s nutritional needs are covered by breast milk, which is why Spanish doctgors recommend delaying first foods until six months. Those fed on formula can be fed other foods a little earlier, but only a little.

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McDonald’s to promote healthier alternatives AMERICAN fast food chain McDonald’s has announced it’s going to put in an effort to promote healthier alternatives among its younger clients. The Illinois-based company will add salads and fruit as side dishes to its menus instead of only potato chips. The children’s menus, otherwise known as a Happy Meal, will promote a healthy diet by offering juices, skimmed milk and water as drinks. In addition, soft drinks will no longer be advertised. “We want to have kids consume more fruit and veggies around the world, and we want to make access easier,” said McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson in an interview with USA Today. SALADS: Will be offered as side dishes.

Obesity today is considered a public health problem both in the US and worldwide. More than a third of the US population suffers from this disease and more than 12 million children between three and 17 years old in this country have it. In order to fight against it, sugary drinks have been banned from primary schools menus in the US.


Eat fruit to prevent diabetes EATING fruit is one of the best ways to prevent type 2 diabetes. However, it has to be eaten in pieces, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests, because drinking fruit juice can have the opposite effect. The study took into account the data obtained from three US studies amongst people who didn’t have diabetes, heart

diseases or cancer. They studied the frequency in which the subjects ate 10 types of fruit, both in pieces and in juice and evaluated which of them had developed type 2 diabetes. Those who ate at least two rations of fruit per day, especially apples, grapes and cranberries had 23 per cent less risk of developing it than those who ate less than one per day. Meanwhile, those who had juice were 21 per cent more likely to develop the disease. This could be because the juice is processed faster and leaves more sugar. DAILY FRUIT: At least two pieces per day is healthier.

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Why dogs bury bones David THE Dogman Listen to David on TRE every Saturday 10am to 11am Costa del Sol (Gibraltar/Sotogrande) 98.7fm (San Roque to Calahonda) 91.9fm (Calahonda to Motril) 88.9, Costa Calida 92.7fm Costa Blanca (Torrevieja to Elche) 105.1fm (Elche to Calpe) 88.2fm, (Calpe to Gandia & Ibiza) 104.6fm, (Denia to Valencia) 95.3fm Mallorca 103.9fm


ILD relatives of the dog often bury their food. They may have killed an animal that is too big to eat all at once, or may have killed several animals when they were very plentiful. Wolves and fox will bury this food to preserve it and hopefully to protect it from being found by another animal who would want to eat it. This is called ‘caching’ or ‘hoarding’ their food. Squirrels do the same thing. Domestic dogs still carry this hoarding trait and will bury a bone or toy in the garden, or even under a blanket as a way of saving and protecting it. Our dogs seldom experience the extreme hunger that would encourage them to find it again, so often, these buried treasures are forgotten. Dogs lick to groom themselves and

BURYING: Dogs will often bury a bone or toy in the garden. others. Mothers lick their puppies to clean them and stimulate their urination and defecation. Older puppies and the young of wild dogs lick the mouths of the adults as a greeting to stimulate them to regurgitate. The puppies eat this regurgitated food as they are weaned from their mother and begin to eat solid food. As the puppies grow older, the licking becomes a way of greeting and

increasing bonding between pack members. This last reason for licking (greeting and begging) is probably the one that has developed into the licking tendency of pet dogs. Licking is a way our pet dogs can greet us, say “it’s good to see you!” and strengthen their relationship with us.

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F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H E S P O N S O R G O T O W W W . L I N E A D I R E C T A . C O M

Growing vegetables on a small scale Dick Handscombe

Gardening Corner By Spain’s best known expatriate gardening author living in Spain for 25 years.


ITH a shortage of biologically or organically grown vegetables available in most Spanish hypermarkets, local stores, local markets and at farm gates, compared to the UK, Holland and Germany, it’s very worthwhile to grow your own. You don’t need much space and no previous experience is required.

Although we used to have a large vegetable plot growing some 50 varieties of vegetables a year and harvesting for not only ourselves but neighbours and a Michelin starred restaurant, we now grow on a smaller a scale to match our ages and daily needs, and at the same time experiment with novel small growing methods. We do this for five reasons. Firstly sprouting seeds such as mung beans, alfalfa, fenugreek, radish, lentils, chick peas and sunflowers are best grown on a small scale and eaten fresh so we normally have our automatic watering sprouter continuously in operation in a corner of the kitchen.

Secondly we enjoy wild mushrooms, setas in Spanish, but being unsure of what can be collected and eaten from the wooded mountainsides in inland valleys we grow our own. Many garden centres and agricultural cooperatives now sell specially prepared sacks impregnated with the appropriate spores. All we have to do is put the small sacks in the garage, tear six to eight holes in the plastic cover, and kilos of setas appear within a few weeks. Half to be eaten fresh and the others dried in a couple of hours in our small vegetable and herb dryer. Thirdly, although we have many types of perennial herbs in the garden for cooking and infusions, it’s more convenient and easier to grow annual


TASTY: Several types of courgettes make dinner plates interesting. herbs in pots in the semi shade of the area close to the kitchen door. And if you grow your own, an amazing number of perhaps unknown varieties can be grown way beyond what are for sale in garden centres and supermarkets. For instance basil comes in dozens of varieties. Some large leaved, others small. Some mild and some with a spicy kick. The leaves can add real interest to summer and autumn salads. Unfortunately, local displays of seeds rarely include the unusual varieties so we suggest you obtain the 2012 or

2013 catalogue from Chilterns Seeds catalogue You will find seeds for 23 varieties of this one herb and many other enticing seeds. How about caraway, coriander (slow bolting), cumin and lemon mint for starters? Fourthly we have fun discovering what can be grown successfully in the large plastic pots in which large trees are delivered from garden centres. As well as in window boxes, large paint containers, a growing table, small raised beds and an old bath. Yes, if you see an old bath around

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or remove one when doing up an old finca, it makes a very convenient raised bed that can be hidden behind a tall shrub or orange tree. Ours is painted green to make is less conspicuous! We first used it to grow some rice. Two and a half kilos were harvested from its golden heads at the end of summer. Part was used as wild rice and the other dehusked in a miniature mill at a rice museum to prepare a paella. The next crops were carrots surrounded by onions to ward off the carrot fly and we have just harvested a plump lettuce for a breakfast salad from its current crops. But if you don’t like the idea of the bath, small raised beds, even if only one or two square metres, can produce an amazing amount of fresh healthy autumn, over wintered and summer vegetables in any garden and along a sunny wall of a small town house patio. Fifthly it gives us some fun as well as serious things to write about in this column. Serious because; • all too many mass produced vegetables are forced with a combination of plastic greenhouses, over watering and feeding and constant spraying with questionable chemicals if not grown biologically or organically. Turn to Page 68




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Enjoy growing your own tasty produce From Page 67 • some, such as tomatoes and red peppers, are picked before they are ripe and others harvested beyond their best,

• many are pre-packed in numbers and weights too large for a small household, • washed mixed salad leaves are packed in bags and treated to prolong

their shelf life beyond what is natural, • an increasing number of the vegetables sold in Spain are imported, although vast quantities of organic vegetables are grown for export to northern European countries. To get you off to a fast start it is best to purchase plantlets. Watch out for them over the next month in local markets, garden centres and agricultural cooperatives. Naturally there are some essential

success factors. Vegetables need some sun, a good rich compost mix or soil and regular watering. But keep the compost/soil just damp. If you purchase a bag of worm compost or fibrous animal manure based organic fertiliser and mix this into a good potting compost with a little sharp sand this should provide you with a good growing medium for containers

HOME GROWN: High in vitamins and sun ripened.

and pots. Don’t be tempted to purchase a garden shed full of fertilisers for it is preferable when growing your own vegetables to grow them at a natural unforced rate. The aim of growing your own is to be able to harvest and enjoy really fresh sun ripened high in vitamin tasty, unsprayed, well textured vegetables when at their best. Ignore the comments of others who boast about enormous onions, garlic, lettuces, courgettes and tomatoes. Recognise that they are probably growing to sell as well as for a large family. They may well be watering and feeding three times as much as you do

for size and weight is money in their pocket. Money in your pocket is being economical with the use of water, purchased fertilisers and insecticides and producing smaller vegetables packed with vitamins minerals and fibres. Another advantage of growing naturally and not forcing is that fast grown fleshy/sappy leaves and fruit are more susceptible to pests and diseases and therefore need spraying with insecticides, pesticides and fungicides. Even on a small scale aim for diversity to make the eating of vegetables on every day of the week interesting to all members of the family from one to 101 years of age.

©Dick Handscombe October 2013


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WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzica (207499)

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The new Niro, Kia’s concept car for the urban-lifestyle SOUTH-KOREAN manufacturer Kia has unveiled the new Niro, an urban-lifestyle concept car for the Bsegment market. Aimed for the demanding driver for whom size is an issue, the concept features elements not always associated with smaller cars. It has been created in Europe at Kia’s Frankfurt Desgin Studio with European tastes in mind. Measuring 4,185cm overall length, 1,850cm width and 1,558cm height, the concept car has relatively compact

CONCEPT: For the Bsegment market.

dimensions. The two-tone ‘Nightfall’ coloured exterior is offset by a brushed,

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stainless steel roof. Enveloping the entire cabin, this two-finish construction gives a technological edge to Niro’s appearance. A 2,590cm wheelbase and 1,630cm track ensure the concept car is firmly planted on the road and provides plenty of internal

space. Access to the car is through ingenious ‘butterfly’ doors cut into the roof. The concept car’s clam-shell seat-backs can accommodate passengers but when folded flat they allow plenty of space for luggage, equipment or cargo.

The cabin stands out thanks to Volcano Black leather on the dashboard and Limelight aluminium to finish elements. A fully adjustable pedal box and the deep-dished aluminium and leather steering wheel

deliver a perfect seating position, the South-Korean company says. Ahead of the driver is a super-vision digital instrument binnacle that can be formatted and switched to provide appropriate information.

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GOODBYE: Production of the Kombi will finish in December. Brazil, the only one remaining in the world producing this model, officially the type 2, announced it will no longer do so from December this year. A new Brazilian transport safety regulation has forced the production stoppage of the Beetlebased model, still used by many in the South American country.

But before giving the last farewell to the iconic van, Volkswagen will launch a limited special edition of

1,200 units. The Last Edition Kombi will thus put an official end to a model first launched in Germany in 1950.


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T the end of 2004, Línea Directa launched its Full Medical Treatment service, a complete private network of health assistance which guarantees those people injured in traffic accidents complete and immediate health assistance. The service, the only


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one of its kind in Spain, is totally free and is available to all people drivers and occupants travelling in a car insured by Línea Directa, whether they are to blame for the

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IAJES Playa Flamenca has been established on the Orihuela Costa for five years, having been borne out of the highly successful Residencial Playa Flamenca property group. With over 30 years of building and selling houses in the area it was time for the company to branch out with Sofía Álvarez extending in to the world of travel. She said: “For a lot of people their homes in Spain are second properties so there are a lot of people travelling and we decided we could offer them a valued service for their travel and transport requirements.” So whether you are looking for a flight back home, a mini city break or around the world cruise, Sofía and her team can offer you a fully professional and friendly service tailor making exactly what you want. Sofía prides herself on going above and beyond and they offer a door to door service for clients, meaning your hassle-free

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FRIENDLY SERVICE: Staff are always on hand to help you. holiday can start the moment you leave your front door. “We can arrange the travel from the first minute to the last.” Viajes Playa Flamenca are cruise specialists and they are currently

working on a 100 day around the world cruise, but if you are looking for something closer to home then they are just as happy to organise a break in Benidorm to a holiday in Hawaii.

Sofia says: “We offer a unique service offering the best quality and best service. I book a lot of holidays to Goa for our English clients and I use the same hotel and book directly through them so when they arrive the manager knows I have sent them and greets them and looks after them so they are made to feel very special providing customers with that little bit extra.” So next time you want to book a flight, arrange for some travel insurance or go on that once in a life time trip, visit Viajes Playa Flamenca, Calle Pablo Picasso, No.1 Playa Flamenca or call 966 760 005 or visit for a fully registered, legal company giving you complete peace of mind.


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Good turnout for Eurogolf THE Eurogolf October Monthly Medal and Millennium Cup saw 53 players taking part at La Marquesa. The Monthly Millenium Cup was won by Bill Martin. The monthly medal winner, who also won in the Gold Division was Pino

Perito with a net score of 71 points, followed by Ian Turner (74) in second and Doug Spiring (75) in third. The Silver Division was won by Morag Turner (76), followed by Gill Britten (77) in second place and John Jones (78) in third. Nearest the pins went to

Bill Martin, I R Pegg, Doug Spiring and Ian Turner. The best front nine went to Bill Martin, and best back nine to David Gregson. And the football winners were Ian Turner, Colin Hobden, Alan Marshal and Gloria Manning.

MEMBERS GOLF: The silver category winners.

John strikes gold THE Members Golf Society played at Campoamor earlier this month. The Gold Division was won by John Eyre, followed by Arne Hansson (38) in second and Matt Taylor (38) in third, with Norbet Spaniol placing fourth. The Silver Division was won by Olg Haubner with 36 points, followed by Alxe Goslan (35) in second and John Hillier (35) in third with Peter Skarnes

(34) placing fourth. Ian Rogerson placed first for the visitors scoring 38 points, followed by Ray Scott (28). Nearest the pins went to Michael Fearnehough, Steve Higgins and Glyn Pughsley. For more information or to play with the society please visit the website or call the Match Secretary on 966 719 604.

COMPETITORS: Both the Monthly Medal and the Millenium Cup were played.

The Seve Ballesteros Foundation ORGANISERS say the Seve Ballesteros Foundation Dinner held at Meson Rio Seco Restaurant in Campoverde was a huge success. The 80 diners who attended, enjoyed the food and drink along with music

from the Reef band and raised â‚Ź1,100 for the foundation on the night. Organisers Alex and Ann McLennan would like to thank all who took part, the restaurants, golf courses and everyone who donated prizes for the grand draw.

PARTICIPANTS: The stableford was played at La Marquesa.

El Raso Golf Society October Stableford THE El Raso Golf Society played their October stableford at La Marquesa. A total of 29 members and three guests took part. The stableford was won by Gordon Bourne with 37 points, followed by David Blanchette (36) in second and Bruce Gordon (33) in third place. Nearest the pins went to John Fairhurst, Gordon Bourne and Bill Martin. The best

front nine was won by Tony Wilson and the best back nine was won by Bill Martin and the best guest was Steve Morris. Prizes were presented by captain Debbie Weedon. The society’s next match will take place on the November 8 at Bonalba. Anyone wishing to enquire about the Society is welcome to call the secretary on 966 719 711.

SUCCESS: Grand draw prize winners with organisers Alex and Ann Mclennan.


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Sport Costa Blanca’s best guide to local sport

Busters Golf

TWENTY-TWO players took part in the Busters Golf Society’s stableford match at Alto Real this month. Winner of the match was Dave Pretty with 60 points, second place went to Bill Peters (32) and third to John Collins (31). Nearest the pins went to Colin Edwards, Phil Harris and Bill Peters.

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Mazarron lose out SANGONERA went to the top of the Primera Autonomica with a 1-0 victory at the Estadio Municipal against Mazarron. Sangonera took the lead in the first minute with a header from Miguel Angel Gimenez. Mazarron should have equalised after 16 minutes when Jose Ruben outpaced the Sangonera defence to see his shot saved by the keeper. Three minutes later, Tico’s free kick found Chema at the far post and his shot was deflected by Ruben towards goal but the Sangonera keeper tipped the ball onto his own cross bar. Ten minutes before half time, another free kick from Tico was touched on by Pescao and Juanillo controlled the ball before seeing his shot go just wide of the post. Alcaraz hit a shot from 30 yards just wide, but the flow of the game was constantly interrupted by Sangonera’s bad tactics and a flurry of bookings by a referee who


MAN OF THE MATCH: Alfonso. struggled to keep control of the game and on a number of occasions had to be helped out by his assistants.

Monte win in Orihuela IN a match that had the lot, Montesinos ended up winning with just 10 men. They had made the short trip to brand new team Racing Playas de Orihuela along with 50 travelling fans. With only three minutes gone, Edu’s shot was saved, and the resulting corner was headed in by David. This was really Montes only real chance on goal in the first half as Racing dominated the remainder of the period. Good clearances by Monte’s keeper Christian kept the opposition at bay. It was on 25 mins when the game changed, David went off with a serious knee injury and was replaced by Becker, Monte lost all composure and Racing tested them constantly. On the stroke of half time Edu’s pace took clear only for racing number 9 to pull his shirt, a tussle followed and both players went to ground. Edu was given a controversial straight red card. But Monte managed to hold on throughout the second half for the win. Next week Monte are home to Callosa Deportiva, kick off to be confirmed.

Euro Weekly News - Costa Blanca South 10 - 16 October 2013 Issue 1475  

Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axa...

Euro Weekly News - Costa Blanca South 10 - 16 October 2013 Issue 1475  

Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axa...