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ISSUE NO. 1484

Christmas Special

12 - 18 DECEMBER 2013


Festive Pullout Pages 57-72

Baby swap row

THE parents of a baby girl born at Malaga Children’s Hospital had a shock when they were given a boy by mistake. According to a report in local Spanish daily Malaga Hoy , the woman was admitted and had to undergo a Caesarean section. She was with her baby girl for a few seconds before being taken to the recovery room, and the baby was shown to the father and relatives in the ward. Turn to Page 4


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Life for killer of Coin student THE killer of a young man from Coin who was knifed to death before being beheaded and disembowelled has been given a life sentence. Karl Addo, aged 30 and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter through diminished responsibility of Sergio Retamar in Bournemouth (UK). He had been charged with murder but the prosecution accepted his plea. Addo will serve a life sentence at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital where he has been for the last year. He will be detained for a minimum of six-and-a-halfyears, but the judge made an order under the Mental



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Finance 39 - 44

Letters 45

Leapy Lee 51

Daily TV VICTIM: Sergio Retamar Marquez had only recently gone to England. Health Act that he not be released until the relevant authority considers it safe. Addo escaped from the Hutley Centre St Pancras Psychiatric Hospital, where he was a voluntary patient, in 2011, Bournemouth Crown Court heard. In May 2012 he arrived in Bournemouth, where he

would kill flatmate Sergio just two months later. The 23-year-old victim was a waiter from Coin who had gone to Britain to study English and work. He was living in a flat with other people, including the murderer, whom Sergio had said was “odd.�

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Time out 81 - 84

Classifieds 114 - 122

Sport 127 - 128

NEWS Burglar arrest A CUBAN man, aged 41, was arrested in Antequera accused of burglary at 11 properties. He allegedly broke in while the owners were at work during the day. Police rescue A MAN attempting to jump from a third-floor balcony in Fuengirola was saved by officers from the National and Local Police. The 46-year-old was taken to the Hospital Clinico in Malaga.

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Baby ‘killer’ faces trial A WOMAN is facing 20 years in prison for allegedly killing her newborn baby in Estepona in 2012. Malaga Prosecutor’s Office has accused the woman of manslaughter with the aggravating circumstance of kinship to the victim. In addition, the prosecutor has asked her to pay €200,000

compensation to the relatives of the deceased baby. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the woman gave birth in the bathroom of a house of a family she was working for. Right after giving birth, she supposedly threw her newborn baby wrapped in a handkerchief over a wall separating the house

from another one. The baby, found by the family the woman was working for, was taken hospital where it died of severe head injuries a week later. The accused has stated she thought the baby was born dead, and claimed it accidentally fell over the wall when she was trying to leave it on the other side.

Paraguay a winner PARAGUAY was the winner of a mini football league held in Malaga in which 320 players from 15 different countries took part. Unemployed youths ALMOST 70 per cent of people between 16 and 25 in Malaga Province are unemployed, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the third worst rate in Spain. On the way THE Malaga Angels of the Night Association has raised €40,000 towards building a social dining room in Malaga where they will be able to serve 2,500 plates of food to the needy every day.



ews watch

Staff complain about no pay STAFF at the Benalmadena Catering School have demanded that the money owed to them by the Junta de Andalucia since term began in November be paid immediately.

Mayor trial

Numbers soaring THE number of passengers using Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in November increased by 12 per cent to 723,000, compared to the same month last year. Fashion finalist ANTEQUERA-BORN fashion designer Lorena Subires was the only person from Malaga to make it into the finals of the Andalucia Fashion competition with her collection called Ixhcel.


THE mayor of Tolox, Juan Vera, is on trial this week for 14 crimes against urban planning. There are a further eight cases against him for the same matter.

Blaze escape EARLY CELEBRATION: Plaza Mayor in Salamanca hosts University New Year’s Eve.

Watching the clock New Year celebrations start early


OW we are already in mid-December, the gummy sweets. In fact, it has become so popular that countdown to the New Year has begun, a sweet manufacturer in Madrid has created a bag of but students in Salamanca will be sweets specifically for the occasion with 12 grapeshaped sweets. celebrating tonight (Thursday). The celebration began by chance when in 1999 a Founded in 1134, Salamanca University is the oldest group of Salamanca University students got together to in Spain to still be in operation. It is the third oldest European university in celebrate New Year’s Eve early before each of them continuous operation, and the first in Europe to receive went home to a different part of Spain for the Christmas holidays. They drunk cava and ate sweets the formal title of ‘University’. Salamanca is the top-ranking university in Spain while the clock in the square struck midnight. From then on, more people took part based on the number of students every year and now it is organised coming from other regions. by an events co-ordinator and Thousands of students at supported by the city hall. Salamanca and other universities Companies have taken gather to celebrate ‘University New advantage of the celebration Year’s Eve’, normally two weeks to distribute before the proper promotional celebrations and on a items, and hotels Thursday, which is CHEERS: Cava is drunk and sweets eaten and discos hold traditionally ‘party’ night special events. for students in while the clock in the square strikes The event is Salamanca. midnight. broadcast on It is held in the Plaza Castilla y Leon Mayor, and instead of 12 regional TV. grapes, people eat 12

Quote of the Week YOU will feel my breath on the back of your necks.’

Jose Maria del Nido, President of Sevilla Football Club until this week, sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine of €2.8 million for embezzlement during his term as lawyer for Marbella City Hall.

Number of the week


per cent less money is earned on average by women in Spain than by men, according to data published by the EU, which shows that the salary difference between women and men is on a par with the rest of Europe, although it is getting smaller.

TWO people had to be evacuated from their home after a fire broke out in Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja area of Estepona, but were able to return shortly afterwards.

Prices down THE average price of housing fell 7.2 per cent in October compared to the same month last year, and the 8.5 per cent drop of the previous month.

Play up! MIJAS Foreigners Department’s traditional International Christmas Concert tomorrow (Friday) is at the town hall at 7pm. Concert is free, bookings required. 952 589 010.

Xmas cracker THE Russian National Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Ciudad de Marbella Theatre at 8pm tomorrow (Friday). Tickets €26.

And finally... How many EWN logos the same as this one can you find in this week’s paper? Visit to enter your answer, for a chance to win €100! All correct answers will also go into a Christmas draw for a gift voucher to spend in local businesses.


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All bets off AN organisation operating an illegal online sports betting service through a website and call centre in Malaga has been dismantled by the Junta de Andalucia.

Whale death A BABY fin whale died after losing its mother. It reached the coast of Estepona too sick and weak to survive. It measured about five metres long and proved difficult to rescue.

Job con A MAN from Malaga who went to Germany under false job offers, found himself crammed into a basement with another 140 tricked Spaniards. He now works as a waiter in a hotel.

Theft from Malaga CF TWO shirts and a pair of gloves were stolen from the Malaga CF museum at La Rosaleda stadium. The theft was caught on camera but staff did not realise anything

was missing until several minutes after the intruders had left. However, police are confident the three men responsible will be arrested as they are easily

identifiable on the CCTV images. They stole items which were easy to access, while the valuable objects are kept behind glass. The items have been replaced. Representatives from Malaga Football Club said they were shocked at how easily the intruders had accessed the area. This is not the first robbery the club has suffered, as several TV screens were stolen from the stands recently, and also four plasma screens were taken last year. CLOSE WATCH: A helicopter hovers.

Protecting farms from the sky GUARDIA CIVIL units are patrolling farms by helicopter. Officers aim to prevent thefts from farms using aerial surveillance by members of the recently formed Roca team, the Guardia Civil Nature Protection Service and the Helicopter Unit.

Malaga hospital baby mix-up From Front Page Several hours later, the mother was taken to a room and a baby was brought to her with her name on the identity bracelet. However, after two hours with the baby, during which she breastfed the infant and took photos to send to friends, the grandmother said it was nothing

like anyone in the family and decided to take off its nappy. It was then they found it was a boy. Scared someone may have stolen their baby, they demanded an explanation, and after 20 minutes, their daughter was found on the ward with all the other newborn babies. The baby boy had been born 15

minutes after her and hadn’t been given to his mother because she too had undergone a Caesarean section and suffered complications. Staff at the hospital came to apologise and said that the two babies had been in the same room and after having tests carried out, their identity bracelets had been swapped accidentally.


Pay up for the theatre ESTEPONA Town Council has been ordered by a court to compensate British architect David Chipperfield, who was commissioned to build a theatre in Estepona several years ago, to the tune of €660,000. The project was assigned to Chipperfield when Antonio Barrientos was socialist mayor, and €200,000 was paid for a model of the building. Now, the council will have to pay the architect for the project he designed, which was handed in on time in 2007. The theatre was due to cost €18 million, but in 2010, the new mayor, David Valadez, said the town couldn’t afford it.


Low water levels after dry Autumn THE dry Autumn has affected Malaga’s reservoirs with water reserves plummeting. Water levels in seven of Malaga’s reservoirs have fallen to around 54.6 cubic metres. The La Concepcion reservoir, which supplies the Western Costa del Sol, currently has around 34 cubic metres, compared to 54 at this time last year. The only ones that remain more or less the same as 2012 are Guadalhorce and Guadalteba with 109.5 and 144 cubic metres

respectively. Water levels remained constant despite water being needed for emergency irrigation for farmers in the area to try to save the crops. The lack of rainfall has affected the levels. During Autumn 2012, between 342-385 litres of rainfall fell per square metre in the vicinity of Lake La Concepcion, La Viñuela and Guadalhorce. From October 1 this year, just 12-20 litres per square metre of rain have fallen.

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Judge decides Ryanair calendar is too sexy A MALAGA court has ruled against Ryanair for sexist publicity. The complaint was taken to court by Malaga Consumers Association, over promotion of the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar 2013 in which female members of the crew appeared in bikinis. They also complained about the campaign in October 2012 on the airline’s website, which read ‘Red-hot prices. And the crew!’ which they say is illegal and dishonest.

They say that women are used in the publicity simply as a sexual attraction, unrelated to the object of the advertising campaign.

They also complain that no men are used in the campaign, despite there being many male members of cabin crew.


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Man in car death plunge A MAN, aged 50, died after the car he was travelling in left the road and fell from a height of four metres. The event took place on the MA4100 road that links the towns of Villanueva del Trabuco in Malaga and Puerto de los Alazores in Granada, sources at the Malaga Firefighters Consortium (CPB) said. The vehicle was found on a stream bank by firefighters from Antequera and Archidona.

British man jailed over child porn A BRITISH expatriate living in Almuñecar (Granada) who had pictures and videos of child pornography on his computer has been jailed for seven months. The man was sentenced by a court in Motril. Officers from the technological crimes unit of the Judicial Police brigade found a computer, a laptop, five external hard drives, as

well as several CDs and cameras in the man’s house. Two of the hard drives had pornographic files with pictures depicting teenage boys and children. Another hard drive found by the crimes unit was full of videos of minors posing naked and some with scenes showing adults engaged in sexually explicit acts with young children.

Don Miguel Hotel, Marbella

Magna buys hotel AN Arab investment group intends to reopen the Don Miguel Hotel in Marbella in 2015. The Magna Invest Foundation, based in Luxembourg with Libyan capital, plans to invest close to €50 million in the hotel, and make it into a luxury five-star resort called the Magna Palace Marbella, its first venture in Spain. The group bought the building last year and hopes to put the work out for public tender in early 2014. The hotel is to have 300 deluxe rooms, 73 suites, 12 restaurants, a business centre, shopping centre, gym, spa, disco and cinema.

NEWS Soldier arrested for public disorder A SOLDIER was arrested in San Sebastian for exposing himself and shouting slogans supporting Franco. He resisted arrest and disobeyed the police, but was released several hours later. The San Sebastian Government is concerned about the events, in which the man and other soldiers exposed themselves to women on the street, creating alarm in the neighbourhood. The government has said that at a “crucial time” for achieving peace in the Basque Country, actions like this are an obstacle to achieving this goal.

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MUELLE UNO: The commercial area will host the Pompidou centre.

New Pompidou in Malaga port MALAGA is being put on the art world map with the opening of a Pompidou centre from 2015. Mayor Francisco de la Torre has confirmed the prestigious art institution will open in Muelle Uno, the commercial area of the port. The French cultural organisation will lease the 6,300m2 21 metre high crystal cube for â‚Ź1 million per year to exhibit

contemporary art works belonging to their collection. The Paris Pompidou Centre hosts the largest collection of contemporary art in the world. This will be the first Pompidou museum to be open outside France. It will join Malaga's Picasso museum, the CAC Contemporary Art Museum and the Carmen Thyssen MĂĄlaga Museum as attractions for art lovers in the city.


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Business awards EIGHT businesses in Malaga have been recognised for their efforts in quality, tradition and environmental integration. The Pimpi cellar bar in the historic centre was first to receive the award.

Gas explosion A WOMAN suffered mild injuries in Las Flores, Malaga, as the result of a gas leak from a butane bottle, which caused an explosion in her house.

Knife attack A MAN, aged 30, was injured in a knife attack in Torremolinos. One person has been arrested as a result of the incident.

Bullfighting sword used in road row A MAN has been arrested in Mijas for stabbing another with a bullfighting sword after he was

hit with a riding crop. He reportedly arrived home in his car with his girlfriend to find a

group of horse riders blocking the street. He claims to have sounded his horn and asked them to move. Guardia Civil officers investigating the case report that witnesses claim the horse riders started to throw stones at the entrance to the man’s house and hit his car once he had parked it. He got out, armed with the sword, and one of the riders allegedly hit him in the face with the riding crop. He responded by hitting him with the sword, causing a deep cut to his arm. The victim was taken to hospital and had to undergo emergency surgery because the cut inspects the work. had affected part of his continue in 2014 with a muscle and he had lost a new pavement for the lot of blood. He is said to be in a area next to the bullring,” serious condition. Councillor Garcia added.

Pedestrian access to Puerto Banus improved PEDESTRIAN access to the Marbella enclave of Puerto Banus has been improved. Marbella City Council has carried out work to refurbish Calle Juan Belmonte, which leads to the popular marina. Councillor for Public Works Javier Garcia stated the work was ‘very necessary’ as the street is the main access to both the Nueva Andalucia area and Puerto Banus. The work consisted of

Councillor Javier Garcia the creation of a new 436square-metre pavement. “This is the first phase of a plan wich will


Mayor too sick to testify MAYOR of Manilva Antonia Muñoz due to appear in court in Estepona last week, failed do so because she was ill. She was due to appear in the case investigating irregularities at Manilva Town Hall. Her lawyer presented a medical report. The mayor had already been summonsed but refused to give a statement. The main line of investigation is focusing on whether people who were linked to local council members were hired to work with the town hall. The Guardia Civil also referred to the financial status of some of the people under investigation, including the mayor and some of her family, saying some had excessive assets and may have used public funds for personal gain.


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Ambulance driver arrested AN ambulance driver, 29, has been charged with sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman who he took to the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella. He was arrested and later released with charges and a restraining order against him which bans him from coming within 500 metres of the woman’s home in Marbella. He must also appear in court every fortnight. The woman, who is 28, but has the mental age of a teenager, has a personality disorder which prevents her from

controlling her impulses. She had been taken to hospital by ambulance following a psychotic episode and was later taken home by the accused at around 3am. According to her mother, she was taken to an alleyway where the man had sex with her in the ambulance. Her family took her to the police to report the events. The man was arrested and their clothes and the ambulance were checked for evidence. He admitted having sex with her but claims she instigated it and he was ‘afraid’ to refuse.


Lack of service

FIREFIGHTERS: Raising funds for a good cause.

Firemen Calendar MANILVA firefighters have launched their Charity Firemen Calendar 2014.

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Two thousand calendars have been printed in an attempt to raise a total of €8,000 to be given to the needy families from Manilva and Casares this Christmas. The initiative came after a collaboration between the provincial government firefighters department, the Manilva and Casares town halls and supermarket chain Eroski. The calendars can be bought from the Manilva fire department and the town council's Foreign Residents office at €4 each. The calendar launch was held at the Centro de Interpretacion Las Viñas in Manilva.

Xmas fair ends THE International Christmas Fair organised by the Foreigners department at Mijas town hall will come to an end on Sunday. A visit by the Three Wise Men will put an end to a month packed with activities, street parades, Christmas performances, international choirs and fun for all the family. Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar will visit the fair in their limousine escorted by motorcycles from the Motoclub Fuengirola, and will be giving chocolate lollipops to all the children that come to give them their Christmas letters. For more information contact the Foreigners Department on: 952 58 90 10 or email

MALAGA’S public transport and cycling options are still under used by local people. The unreliability of the bus service and lack of cycle lanes are the main reasons for people not using them.

Tractor ban JANUARY’S Three Kings Parade in Alhaurin de la Torre will ban the use of tractors after a sixyear-old child died in this year's Malaga parade after being run over.

Hair rules FEMALE Police Officers in Malaga have been told to wear their long hair in a bun as senior officers are worried ponytails could be an occupational hazard.

Cocaine find MORE than 550 kilos of cocaine were found in the cabin walls of yacht sailing for the Spanish coastline. The crew, two Frenchmen and a Spaniard from Marbella, were arrested.

Porn arrest GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested a person for the distribution and possession of more than 800,000 files containing child porn images.

Cheap water MALAGA has one of the cheapest water charges for people using less than 10 cubic metres, according to a study of 28 Spanish cities.


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Festive Season Shines at Puente Romano It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Puente Romano; fairylights are twinkling, baubles are glistening and log fires create the wonderful atmosphere that we all want at this time of year… even if the sun is shining outside! To celebrate Christmas, Puente Romano is offering a wonderful selection of lunches, dinners and parties to make your festive season a special time with friends and family, at home or away.

24th December Christmas Eve Dinner at the Sea Grill Luxury dining at its best – savour a delicate glass of Champagne in the lavish bar before sitting down to a sumptuous four-course meal with incredible views of the Mediterranean coast. Live music by our resident pianist provides the backdrop to a fabulous start to Christmas. 125€ · Drinks not included

25th December Christmas Day Brunch at the Sea Grill Experience the magical joy of Christmas Day with a sumptuous buffet serving traditional festive fayre alongside modern Mediterranean cuisine, and a special visit by Santa Claus for the children. 125€ · Drinks not included

31st December New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Andalucia Ballroom The best party of the year starts with a Red Carpet cocktail and canapés in the newly-refurbished Salon Andalucia. Guests are then welcomed into the incredible Ballroom where a five-course elegantly presented meal with delicious wine and Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne awaits to toast the New Year. Peet Rothwell will be performing his Michael Bublé repertoire with the ‘Call Me Irresponsible Big Band’ ensuring your feet don’t touch the ground as the dance floor promises an electric atmosphere until the early hours. 275€ per person ·

Cocktail, six courses with wine, Champagne and open bar 665€ per couple Double Room including Breakfast and Gala Dinner

31st December New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner SUITE Suite Restaurant & Lounge offers an intimate dinner with DJ followed by the best party on the coast until dawn. The luxurious six-course menu includes caviar, butterfish and lamb served with a crisp Albariño and smooth Garnacha and of course Pol Roger Champagne. Once the traditional grapes are eaten the party begins… if you’re not dining in Suite but want to join the celebrations after midnight it is essential to make a table reservation, or to come for a drink there is a 25€ entry charge including a drink. With two rooms offering distinct ambiences, three DJs and the spectacular outdoor terrace, you can party the night away Suite-style until the early hours of 2014. Suite Gala Dinner 275€ · Six courses, wine & Champagne Entry to Suite after midnight 25€

Table reservation Rafa 676 920 474 Tara 630 962 852

1st January 2014 New Year’s Day Buffet Sea Grill A luxurious buffet lunch with live music – an ideal start to the year! Indulge in Beef Wellington, oysters and caviar, followed by home-made desserts and treats in one of the most breathtaking settings. 95€ per person Drinks not included


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Malaya corruption case guilty to appeal MANY of those found guilty during the Malaya corruption case in Marbella are appealing against the ruling. The courts sentenced 51 people for corruption and acquitted 43.

The period of time allowed by the court to challenge the ruling has now expired, with 39 appeals being received. Among those who are going to appeal is former planning advisor Juan Antonio Roca Nicolas,

accused of masterminding the plot and sentenced to 11 years in prison. The former first deputy mayor Isabel Garcia Marcos is appealing after being sentenced to four years in jail, as is Montserrat Corulla and Manuel Sanchez Zubizarreta. Former mayor Julian Muñoz, sentenced to two years, has not appealed. Juan Antonio Roca is about to enjoy his first prison leave after already serving eight years.

Cooking a tasty future

NEW KITCHEN: Mayor Esperanza Oña (centre) opened the premises. A NEW kitchen installed at the deputy mayor’s headquarters in Fuengirola will serve as a classroom for the 15

students of a cookery course. The premises, which have cost the town council around €17,000

and were opened by Mayor Esperanza Oña, will host the students for the more than 800 hours the course lasts.

Deportation halted THE Spanish Ombudsman intervened to prevent the deportation of a Russian woman who reported that she had been raped. Vera Rodozina, 52, lives in Galicia with her Spanish partner and was facing deportation, but the government halted the process after the Ombudsman intervened following the request of an

association which defends women who have been raped. The deportation order dates from 2010, but she remained in Spain and moved in with her partner. She reported being raped in March this year, saying she was beaten and left naked on a mountain. She also received a hospital bill for €893.83.

Fined for looking BARCELONA City Council fined a resident €90.15 for looking at a painting which had been left abandoned at a rubbish container in 2011. The council maintained that he had broken the law by depositing household goods in the street, despite him saying that he was only looking at it. Ombudswoman Maria Assumpcio Vila said the officers who surrounded him made no effort in their report to explain the circumstances properly.


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Not on song A MAN who hired a musical act in Pola de Laviana, Asturias but did not pay the agreed amount of €1,500 has been sentenced by a Malaga Court to one year in prison.

Flight problem A FLIGHT to Rotterdam was forced to return to Malaga with electrical problems. It circled over the Malaga coast until authorisation was given to return to the airport.

Smart phone A PHOTO taken by a victim of sexual assault helped officers arrest her attacker. She took the photo while he walked away. She could not catch a shot of his face, but his clothes and earrings were enough to identify him.


Razor wire put on fence to stop illegal immigrants THE Spanish government has placed razor wire on top of the border fence in Melilla to prevent immigrants from trying to enter the autonomous city. At the same time, the fence has been raised from three to six metres high.

This has led to protests by opposition parties, which have described the decision as ‘unacceptable’. Several NGOs, including the Andalucia Pro-Human Rights Association (APDHA), have claimed the razor wire violates

human rights and “could even cause the death of people.” This type of wire was removed in 2007 due to the injuries it caused to people who tried to climb the border fence. APDHA has accused the government of trying to “hide the

reality of the Melilla border fence.” “The razor wide is a deterrent element,” said Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, who added it is not ‘aggressive’. “The aim of the razor wire is to prevent the illegal enty of people into our country, and I believe that is our duty,” he claimed. President Mariano Rajoy said this type of wire will only be removed if an POLICE RAID: Fake gun effective alternative is found. seized. Meanwhile, the company and 46, an Iranian and a which manufactures the Spaniard, are also razor wire claims it is one believed to be of the ‘less aggressive’ responsible for another types. Cartama-based Eurorobbery in November in which €1,000 was stolen. pean Security Fencing Meanwhile, Malaga (ESF) manager, Antonio Local Police arrested Mora, said the aim of his another man, aged 25, product is not “to cut for stealing €16,000 from people,” but to have a two banks on the same “psychological and visual effect” on them instead. day within six minutes.

Three bank robbers arrested TWO men have been arrested for allegedly committing two armed robberies at banks in Malaga City. In one of the robberies, two men with a gun threatened clients and staff, and stole €305. One of them was identified as a resident of Fuengirola and surveillance was put in place which led to his arrest and that of the

man he lived with, whom police believed was the other bank robber.

Officers seized a fake gun and the stolen cash. The two men, aged 48


Ten arrested for drugs and guns TEN people have been arrested for reportedly belonging to a drug trafficking ring that operated in Malaga. The accused, seven men and three women aged between 21 and 54, have been charged with belonging to a criminal ring, illegal detention, robbery with violence, injuries, threats, illegal weapon possession and storing war weapons. The ring sold the drugs from five houses located in the city of Malaga, the Drugs and Organised Crime Unit of the National Police said. Officers also found that the gang had held a person prisoner for three days for allegedly incurring a debt with them.

SEIZED: Police found drugs, cash and weapons This person was supposedly robbed, injured and threatened until he managed to escape, officers said. Eight kilos of hashish, 320 grammes of cocaine and several boxes containing anabolic steroids were seized in

five different searches; along with a hydraulic press, a weighing scale, â‚Ź4,085 in cash, 23 mobile phones, a high range car, a hand-grenade, a handgun, a keychain gun, ammunition of different calibres, and a double edged axe.

Illegal party broken up TWENTY people were reported by Local Police in Mijas for holding an illegal afterhours party. Residents near the Mijas racecourse called the police complaining of a noisy party which was preventing them from sleeping. When police arrived they found dozens of cars parked outside an unfinished house in the area, with some 300 people

inside drinking, and loud music playing. Reinforcements were called and the party was stopped. Police identified the party-goers and searched them. Fifteen were reported for drugs possession, three for driving offences, one for drunk driving, one for serving alcohol without a licence, and the two organisers for several offences, including disturbing the peace.

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Men faked sales licenses TWO people have been arrested and eight charged for forging authorisations for the sale of vending machines and cigarettes. The two detainees worked for a company which sold vending machines and offered them to Chinese and Bangladeshi shop owners in Mijas, Fuengirola, Marbella, Torremolinos and Malaga. As the owners were unable to get

authorisation to have them on their premises, they were also sold the forged licenses. As they were in high demand, the detainees created a false company to invoice the sale of the machines and increase their profits. Two computers and numerous documents were seized by Guardia Civil.


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Bankrupt man tries to 'rob' bank to go to jail A BANKRUPT entrepreneur from Granada has been sentenced to six months in prison after he tried to ‘rob’ a savings bank to intentionally go to jail. However, the man won’t serve time in prison as he doesn’t have any criminal record. The man, aged 52, and the owner of a travel agency saw no other

alternative to escape his creditors than being in jail. The desperate business owner entered the Caja Rural del Sur branch office in Malaga with a knife hidden inside a paper bag. After explaining to the bank director that he didn’t want any money and that he only intended to be sent to prison, he

asked him to lock the office’s doors to prevent any client from coming in. The man remained locked up for a bit longer than 10 minutes with the two only remaining employees at the office, the branch’s director and the administrative chief. During that time two clients tried to enter the office, but left after no one opened the door, not imagining what was going on inside. Shortly after 2pm a Local Police unit arrived at the around the head, put a rope around savings bank branch. Two his neck, and while pulling on it, bit officers entered, subdued the his ears and testicles, and pulled entrepreneur and took his out several false teeth. paper bag before handcuffing After 45 minutes, he was able to him. get outdoors, but she caught up Inside they found clothes with him and allegedly continued to and a 10cm-long knife. beat him until a neighbour came to The man told the officers he his assistance. had assaulted the bank She is facing four years and 11 employees, but they denied it. months in prison. In 2012, an When the officers identified restraining order was issued against him, they found that he did not her for abusing her husband. have any criminal record.

Woman beats husband A RUSSIAN woman, 36, was tried this week in Cordoba for allegedly beating her husband and biting his testicles. The events allegedly took place in September 2012 when the couple was separating. During an argument, she allegedly pushed him and punched him in the face, attempted to put her fingers in his eyes, and kicked him in the side, back and head. She then grabbed an object with which she beat him


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The ‘Great Path of Malaga’ THE ‘Great Path of Malaga’ will soon become a reality. A circular route of 650 kilometres is being created by the provincial council of Malaga, at an

estimated cost of €1.12 million, partly paid for by European funding. It will run through 70 of the 101 municipalities in the province with the final route being confirmed.

Elias Bendodo, head of the organising body, presented the plans in Ronda and said: “The stretch from Burgo to Ronda, around 23.7 kilometres, will overlook the banks of the Turon River and the Valle del Lifa, which houses one of

the most extensive forests in the province.” He explained the route would continue through Puerto del Lifa, flanked by the Sierra Hidalga and into Llanos de Aguaya. “It is an important step towards promoting one of the main resources of the

Sierra from the tourism and economic point of view, and it contributes to raising awareness of the environmental and landscape setting of the area.” Bendodo hopes to generate 1,500 jobs from the project.

Monument in Granada honours travellers GRANADA is showing its gratitude to all those who visit the city with a new monument. The bronze sculpture, located in the Violon promenade, primarily honours 19th century authors who, through their work, contributed to promote the Andalucian city throughout the world. But it also aims to say thank you to all the people who annually visit the city as they also work as ambassadors for its historic and cultural heritage.

NEW SCULPTURE: To thank visitors.


Teeing off for toy charity THE Amateur Golf Open has helped support the ‘No child without a toy’ campaign. The tournament, held over four days at the Marbella Atalaya, Santa Clara Golf, La Quinta and Villa Padierna Hotels and Resorts, and Alferini and Flamingos Golf Club saw amateur golfers team up with a professional. This eighth edition of the event supported the campaign with organisations and players making a contribution to acquire mainly educational toys and games to help the development of children. The tournament ended with more than 220 toys collected which are intended for children of families in need and will be distributed by the Caritas charity in the coming days.


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Sweet treats FUENGIROLA is hosting its first ‘Navidad Dulce’ (Sweet Christmas) route. Participants are invited to a sweet treat consisting of a traditional Christmas pastry plus a hot drink for only €1.50 on the route round 15 premises that lasts until January 6. A ‘tapas passport’ has to be shown to have the right to join in a raffle for several prizes. These are available free at the 15 venues participating, as well as the Tourist Office, the Town Hall and the Casa de la Cultura.

CAP continues to support CARITAS AT the weekly coffee morning of Club Charity and Pleasure (CAP), Leila Bourquin, together with Cathy Braithwaite from the Anglican Church, received a cheque for €500 on behalf of CARITAS from President Jill Cawley. The organisation has been working to help the disadvantaged in this area from going hungry, and CAP members have been donating foodstuffs each week throughout 2013. With donations to cancer charities, to ASPANDEM and to Triple A already made, CAP club members have raised and distributed more than €3,000 during 2013. CAP is a friendly, social

speeding fine because the General Traffic


Shop fire A SHOP was destroyed by fire in a commercial centre in Estepona. The fire also affected another store in the same centre.

Racing glory ASCARI Race Resort in Ronda takes the pole position by appearing in the new videogame 'Gran Turismo 6.' The racetrack is longer than five kilometres and known as one of the best.

Robbed store CARITAS receive a cheque from Club Charity and Pleasure organisation based between San Pedro de Alcantara and Estepona, meeting at 11am each Wednesday

morning for coffee at Restaurante El Caserio, Parque Antena, next to garden centre AgroJardin, Estepona. They often have a guest speaker. The weekly activities include bridge, whist allowed the driver no and bowls, and chance to defend members have also themselves. recently started a The fine was issued in choir. November 2010 when Other events and the driver was speeding excursions include on the A-7 motorway. A regular shopping trips fine of €900 was set to Gibraltar; visits to although the driver was the theatre and not identified. exhibitions; lunches Letters notifying of the and dinners at fine were sent but different venues along returned and after the coast. several attempts, it was A full programme of published on a notice events is published in board. their free quarterly The court considers it magazine, and online. would have been easy New members are for the Traffic welcome – annual Department to find out membership is €15. the driver’s new You will be assured of address. a warm welcome. Two similar cases in For more information the past were taken to contact Jill Cawley on the Constitutional Court 952 818471, or visit and have set a clubcharityandpleasure precedent.

Fine cancelled for not finding driver A COURT in Malaga city has cancelled a


Department didn’t try hard enough to find the driver. According to the sentence, the notification regarding the fine was not carried out in person because the Traffic Department failed to investigate where the driver was living. The court considers that this situation

MIJAS police have arrested an underage African male who robbed a supermarket with a fake gun, which looked real enough to fool store workers.

Go to jail A MAN received a jail sentence of four years in a Malaga court for hitting and injuring an American lady as he attacked her to steal her bag.

Pay up A COSMETIC surgeon and private hospital in Marbella must pay compensation of €26,267 to a woman who underwent liposuction in 2007 when she was 65.

Home grown MALAGA courts have sentenced two men for crimes against public health, for growing marihuana plants in their home.

Illegally harvested pinecones GUARDIA CIVIL have recovered a total of 10,240 kilos of pinecones harvested in the province of Malaga without the required permits. The illegal pickers have been reported under the regional Forest Law. The police operation, which started at the beginning of November, is part of a campaign against thefts from farms.

RECOVERED: 10,240kg of pinecones

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Heatwave are coming to town HEATWAVE, one of the most popular soul bands of the past few decades, will be performing in Spain this December. Heatwave was formed by brothers Johnnie and Keith Wilder, on their discharge from the US Army. An advert in a music paper found Hull, UK, born songwriter and keyboard player Rod Temperton. With hits like ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and the all time classic ‘Always and Forever’, Heatwave are no strangers to chart success with a string of hits reaching the


Patron honoured THE air base in Malaga was the selected location for celebrations in honour of Our Lady of Loreto, the patron saint of the Air Force.

top 20, with ‘Boogie Nights’ climbing all the way to number one in 1977. The band is currently touring worldwide and has released a new album. They will be appearing at The Don Carlos Hotel, Marbella on Saturday and at The Clock House, San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia) on Monday. Tickets are now available by calling 966 792 595 or visit At both concerts Heatwave will be supported by Liverpool comedian Mick Miller.

Metal thief



COSTA WOMEN: Charity event.

Costa Women aid food bank

COSTA WOMEN celebrated Christmas early with a charity event. The evening took place at El Rosario Tennis Club and was sponsored by Fia I Backen, and Assistant Marbella. The charity fundraiser was in aid of the Malaga food bank and part of the charity’s weekend initiative. Two hundred women attended the event whichwas opened by the Zumba team from Passion Studio. The attendees then enjoyed two fashion

shows from Fia I Backen and, a makeover by Assistant Marbella and live music from Karen Danzig and David Herb. Compere for the night was Susan Hunter with Rob Rocks The House as DJ. The raffle was made possible by donations from 45 local shops and businesses. Costa Women is a social and business networking group for Women living in Spain and is free to join.

A MAN broke into a finca and stole 250 pieces of sheet metal, then tried to sell them to a scrapyard. The court in Malaga has confirmed the sentence of one year imprisonment for the theft.

ATM attacks THE Guardia Civil have dismantled an organisation which bombed cash machines with explosives. They have arrested six people and solved 18 other similar cases in the provinces of Valladolid, Zaragoza, Murcia and Almeria.

Produce fair SOME 25,000 people visited the ‘Sabor a Malaga’ (Flavour of Malaga) food and natural produce fair which was held in Malaga City and had more than 80 stalls.

Without wheels A WOMAN from Granada has reported that her wheelchair was stolen while she and her husband were parking their car in Malaga and now she is housebound.

Lessons and carols festival A TRADITIONAL Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place at St George’s Anglican Church, on December 18 at 7pm. Following the service, mulled wine and mince pies will be served and the Christmas Raffle will be drawn.

St George’s is located in the grounds of the English Cemetery Malaga, Avenida de Pries 1 (close to the Bullring). or malaga


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By Dilip Kuner LITTLE Lara Gracie can have a Happy Christmas thanks to the generosity of the Costa community. Since featuring in the Euro Weekly News locals have been rallying round to try to raise funds for Lara, whose parents need to collect thousands to give her the best quality of life possible. Lara, just four years old, was born mentally and physically disabled. She suffers from, amongst other conditions, Beals Syndrome, which means she has physical and cranial deformities. She needs constant care. Her parents Steffi, 35, originally from Germany, and Johnny, 40, from Paisley, Scotland, work different shifts so there is always someone on hand to watch her. Lara needs made-to-measure splints and a special walking frame. Her restaurant worker dad said: “This frame and the splints have made a huge difference. Before she couldn’t move around and was in a great deal of pain. Unfortunately she is growing out of them. Steffi, an office worker, said:


Costa community give Lara a Happy Christmas!

LITTLE ANGEL: Lara is ready for Christmas. “There is so much that she needs that really makes a difference. Unfortunately most of it is not

available on the NHS. We have to raise the money to give Lara a better life.”

She went on to list the splints, made to measure in Germany, as one of the biggest expenses. “They cost €4,000, but by the time we have flown there and paid for accommodation and car hire to run backwards and forwards to hospital it is much more.” But now friends have been rallying round to help. Steffi explained. "Friends of ours had decided to do a quiz night at The Blarney in La Cala one night, where they managed to get €1,550 together. "We were left speechless. But things have only got better since then. Some of the people who met there decided to do their own thing and help Lara in their own little ways. "Mark and Rob from Snack Attack in Jardin Botanico did another Quiz Night, which we didn’t know anything about. They just called us up a couple of days later and they gave us

another little envelope. They then told us that they still had more ideas how to help Lara. "Every year they do a little Christmas Fayre on the terraces of the Jardin Botanico commercial centre, La Cala de Mijas. They charge participants €15 for the stall and this money will be split between a Malaga orphanage and Lara." This year the fair is being held on Saturday from noon, then on Sunday the owner of the Chinese Restaurant Hong Kong in Jardin Botanico, Mrs Wu, wants to do a Christmas lunch – also for Lara. As Steffi said: "Thank you so much!" The family can be contacted at Donations can be made at, and more information found, at wcfw, or put into Lara’s fund Santander bank account number: 0049 5792 13 2995029083.

RAISING MONEY: Sotogrande International School Choir

Sotogrande School Choir Christmas Roadshow TO raise money for the Philippines disaster relief fund and spread some Christmas cheer, students from Sotogrande International School are taking to the road to sing Christmas songs this week. They will be performing today

(Thursday). First they will be delighting listeners on Global Radio and Talk Radio Europe in the morning then visiting Marbella to perform at La Cañada shopping centre from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The tour will end tomorrow with a special concert at Sotogrande Church from 7pm-9pm and the money raised will be donated to Radford joined FOTA in the school’s own NGO The 1988 having retired as a Kindred Project, which is steward on the Concorde. raising money to help Since then he has kept those in need after live theatre alive in Typhoon Haiyan. Fuengirola, acting, stage managing and To find out more see volunteering at the theatre. sisschoolspain

President retires AT the recent AGM for Friends of the Theatre Association, the President David Radford stepped down at the age of 81 and the Presidency was taken over by Valerie Williams. The Vice President will be Norma Wilson. David


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False permits A MAN was arrested in Malaga for allegedly processing false building permits at the city hall. He kept the fees his clients paid for the licenses.

Phantom of the Opera at Broadway Dinner Dance MEMBERS and guests of the British Society were greeted by the Phantom of the Opera (George) and his wife Sandra, as they

arrived for the Broadway Dinner Dance held at Villa Luisa. The function room was decorated with

Violent burglars THREE men have been sentenced to 19 months each in prison for breaking into a house in Alhaurin el Grande to steal items and attacking the owner and his two sons.

Hikers rescued A MAN and a woman had to be rescued after they got lost while hiking in the Paseo del Pinsapo area of Estepona. It took a search party almost six hours to find them.


President Patricia Maxwell donating a cheque to ADIMI

lights and more posters from the musicals with the newly decorated dance area glittering with ever changing red, blue and white lights to add to the atmosphere. President John Simpson welcomed everyone and thanked the members who had prepared and decorated the room for the evening. He welcomed all the guests including a group from Arroyo Petanque Club who play in competitions against the British Society team at Villa Luisa. Alex Avery entertained everyone throughout the night. The next event at the British Society will be Christmas Carols and mulled wine on December 17 and a Christmas Lunch Party on need, including a cheque given December 22. recently to ADIMI the charity Find out more by consulting which cares for mentally and physically handicapped children. or telephone 952 590 795.

La Cala Lions’ Christmas Party EVERY year La Cala Lions raise money for various local charities. This year the Christmas Party Dinner and Dance alone raised

nearly €1,000 for children's charities. During the past six months the La Cala Lions have donated over €30,000 to those in


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Still missing TEENAGER Malén, aged 15, is still missing since she disappeared last week leaving no clue as to her whereabouts. Her parents are still worried and looking for her and the police have not ruled out kidnapping.

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

A DRUG ADDICT, aged 43, has been arrested by National Police after allegedly hitting his mother, aged 68, and stealing her dog to hold hostage until she gave him money.

POLICE believe squatters may have set fire to a flat to force a resident to leave. The woman is the only owner left in the building, which has been taken over by squatters.

Shameless drunk A MAN who killed a woman during a car accident while driving over the alcohol limit is alleging that his alcohol addiction is an illness which exonerates him from the chargers he’s being accused of.


Churros galore

FUN RUN: Santas turn Torrevieja red for the annual event.

Santa Fun Run in Torrevieja

THE fourth annual Santa Fun Run along Torrevieja promenade raised around €700 for the AECC cancer charity. Organised by Maria Wilson and her Pink Ladies and Pink Panthers fundraising team, who work for the benefit of the AECC and its early cancer detection programme on the Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja, supporters old and young turned out in force for

Anglers adrift

MORE than 1,000 churros were served at €2 each in La Herradura to raise funds for the 2014 Three Wise Men annual parade.

TWO anglers, aged 30 and 34, were rescued adrift in Salobreña after they lost the oars to their 1.5-metre-long boat.

Pervert sentenced


AN expatriate living in Almuñecar who had pictures and videos of child pornography on his computer has been sentenced to seven months in prison.

Pedalling off

Restraining order A MAN in his 50s has been ordered to stay 200 metres away from a minor he reportedly sexually abused in Almachar. Both the alleged pervert and the victim have a mental disability, according to judicial sources.

Well done VELEZ-MALAGA has paid tribute to 14 council workers who retired this year. They have been given a copy of an official document issued by Queen Isabel I in 1499.

Raining stars

Cuevas marathon

Mystery death

Catching fire

Lorca. The men allegedly committed seven thefts in Almeria City, stealing jewellery and cash to the value of €1,000.

THE Casa del Cine Museum in Almeria City through ‘Almeria en corto’ has opened an exhibition by Charles Bignon entitled Mini Hollywood. The exhibition will run for six months.

Dog hostage

A MAN, aged 26, has been found dead in a stream in S’Arenal. The forensics department has not yet determined the cause of death.


EMPLOYEES at the Canastell industrial estate in San Vicente would use the tram if there was a link. Only 29 per cent said they would ride a bicycle to work.

Bird’s eye view ORBA has a new two-storey civic centre with a roof terrace on the site of the old Guardia Civil post. The provincial government met €784,000 of the €980,956 cost.

Keep warm THE Lions Club in Benidorm has asked hotels and the general public for

the five-kilometre walk or run. Participants also brought items of non-perishable foods to put into the sleigh, which were then handed over to the homeless charity Reach Out Torrevieja. The amount raised will be added to the €400 received the previous day from a charity fun day held at La Fuente Commercial Centre, almost bringing to a close this year’s fundraising activities for the AECC. donations of blankets and warm clothing. They will be donated to Caritas for distribution amongst needy local families.

Starting young

THE 13th half marathon Bajo Almanzora brought together 96 athletes in Cuevas del Almanzora. More than €1,400 was raised for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

Check mates FIFTY-FIVE youngsters from several chess clubs took part in the Municipal Games under 14 chess tournament in Almeria City. The winner was Salvador Perez from the Indalo Chess Club.

Coming of age THE mayor of Vicar has sent a letter of congratulations containing a copy of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 to the 222 townspeople who reached the age of 18 during 2013.


5,000 deliveries ELCHE’S Vinalopó Hospital has delivered its 5,000th baby since the facility opened in June 2010. The baby boy was named David and he weighed 3.6 kilos.

Owner arrested

A JATIVA (Valencia) primary school faces an investigation after pupils barracked Regional President Alberto Fabra when he visited the town. They called for closed regional broadcaster RTVV to reopen.

AN Elche shoe factory owner has been arrested after work inspectors discovered that his seven workers were not legal or registered for Social Security.

Revamp due

Festive planting

BENISSA plans to spend €635,000 on restoring the Cases de la Purissima, three 19th century properties. They now house the Culture Centre, the municipal library and the Salvador Soria Museum.

MORE than 5,000 festive plants have been planted by Orihuela’s Department of Infrastructure across the city and municipality ahead of the Christmas holidays.


Two arrested TWO men who passed themselves off as electricians in order to rob elderly householders have been arrested in

Sports medicals TORREVIEJA’S private Quiron Hospital has carried out medical examinations on 500 children who are enrolled in Orihuela’s Municipal Sports School. This is 80 more examinations than last year.



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business & legal

Lighthouse hotel plans revealed Although the post of lighthouse-keeper is now practically superfluous, resident employees work for the area’s Port Authority. The remaining buildings are empty and the national Ports Authority hopes to put the plan, which Pastor admitted was “ambitious,” into action as soon as possible. The number of lighthouses involved has yet to be revealed.

Iberia cutbacks hit management IBERIA is eliminating 191 of its management posts. The present number of 399 managers, assistant managers and unit managers will fall to 208, a reduction of 48 per cent. The staff cuts follow last July’s 46 per cent cutback when senior positions were reduced from 82 to 44. Two months earlier, the number of Iberia executives was cut from 11 to nine. The true figure for the latest reductions is closer to 35 per cent, Iberia claimed, owing to ‘quasi-management positions’ not included in its original

reorganisation plans. Iberia will study the future of the newlyaffected Iberia employees case by case. Some could be relocated while others “might be leaving,” the company said. The new structure responds to present and future needs, Iberia said, and reflects the best market practices. Iberia, which merged with British Airways to form IAG in 2011, has a redundancy plan affecting 3,141 employees. Salaries for air and cabin crew wages have been cut by 18 per cent and by 11 per cent for other staff.


usiness extra

Healthy figures SPANISH group BUPA Sanitas will buy at least 50 per cent, plus one share, of Chile health provider, Cruz Blanca Salud. Owners, the Said Somavia family, will receive €440 million.

Progress RATINGS’ agency Standard & Poor’s increased BBVA, Caixabank, Ibercaja and Cecabank rankings from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’. The Spanish subsidiaries of Barclays, Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas were also rated ‘stable’.

It’s cold comfort... LAST winter 17.9 per cent of Spanish families cut down on central heating. This was 4.3 percentage points more than in 2007 when the National Statistics Office (INE) carried out its last survey. Families on less than €15,000 a year net were the worst affected. Twenty-five per cent turned their thermostats down in winter

2012 compared with 20.4 per cent in 2007, INE found. The higher the income, the higher the thermostat as only 16.3 per cent of families earning between €15,000 and €28,000 complained of being cold indoors. Even so, more of these higher earners economised on central heating last winter, compared with 11.9 per cent in 2007.


STAT OF WEEK SPAIN’s consumers are less pessimistic. The Consumer Confidence Index (ICC) increased to 72.3 points last month, following a fall of 4.5 points in October.


Holiday highspots DISUSED lighthouses could soon become private hotels. The state wants to put them to good and profitable use while respecting their heritage value, announced Minister of Public Works Ana Pastor at a working breakfast with the media. At last count, between 50 and 60 of Spain’s 387 lighthouses were inhabited.


PEÑISCOLA: Could be put in priv ate hands?


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The rise of the humble bicycle A look at finance for females

Jane Plunkett

HAVING been a car owner for six years, it was a nice relief when I moved to Spain to change four wheels for two. Granted, the car did have its perks; it was fast, comfortable and had a radio, but none of those benefits outdo my bicycle, which is also comfortable, easy to park and keeps my legs in good shape! But most importantly, it’s the money I save not having a car that is the most rewarding. I remember being petrified every time something was wrong with my car. “How much is it going to cost me this time?” I feared. Whereas

now with the odd puncture or brake tightening needed, I skip down to the local bike shop and never hand over more than a few euros. I don’t know or care about the price of petrol! Interestingly, a new report reveals that cycling now has the upper hand in Europe with bike sales beating car sales across Europe. More bicycles than cars were sold last year in 26 of the European Union’s 28 members, the exceptions being Belgium and Luxembourg, according to data from the cycle industry body Coliped and the auto industry association ACEA. Car sales have been falling since the start of Europe’s economic crisis, whereas bikes have proved pretty much crisisproof with 19.7 million sold Europe-wide in 2012, according to Coliped.

And while Northern European countries are famously more into their bicycles, nowadays the traditionally more carmad Southern European countries are switching cars for bikes, too. Here in Spain, 780,000 bikes were sold last year against 700,000 cars, while Madrid is said to be developing a new bike rental scheme with plans for a ‘green ring’ of cycle paths looping 10 kilometres around the city centre. The number of cyclists in Spain is steadily increasing. Cycle use for everyday journeys has jumped from 17 to 30 per cent, according to Spain’s road traffic agency. It appears the gasguzzling car may be losing some of its appeal as a status symbol, whereas with a bicycle you won’t be losing anything especially your money!

Union sackings THE UGT and CCOO unions have dismissed more than 1,000 of their employees since 2011. They blamed reduced state subsidies and the 500,000 members they and other unions have lost since the start of the financial crisis.

Now stable RATINGS agency Moody’s has upgraded Spain’s economic outlook from negative to ‘stable’.

Good news

PEDAL POWER: Sales of bikes are outstripping cars.

THE services sector in Spain expanded by its biggest amount in October since June 2010. Consultants Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index rose from 49.6 in October to 51.5. The services sector accounts for two-thirds of Spain’s Gross Domestic Product. Photo courtesy IBM

Loose change


Must we keep going to court? Q. Our house was burgled last year. Since then we have had to make three You and the visits to the police and the court in Torremolinos. They have caught the Law in Spain burglar, a young man who is now out on By David Searl bail. Last week we had to go to the Minors’ Court, where our burglar was to be tried. Apparently, if we don't turn up, we can be subject to a fine. However, our burglar did not appear and the judge suspended the case so that the police could find him. This is costing us transport and taxis and time and frustration. Do we have to go back every time we are summoned or does the thief get off because he doesn't appear? It seems that we, the victims, are threatened with a fine for not appearing but it’s OK for the thief. JA (Torremolinos) A. It is infuriating and it is unfair. I am afraid that you must indeed attend the court when you are called. And, yes, you can be fined for failing to appear. However, even if you fail to appear, as long as the police officers who apprehended your burglar do appear, the

young man will probably not get off. There is one thing you can do, both to ensure that you are not fined and to aid the prosecution. That is to put a plea into the court, stating your reasons for not appearing, declaring that you wish to proceed with the case, and

confirming your charges. You probably need a lawyer to do this for you.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at, or call 952-667090

PARTNERS: Bajo Bidasoa region has teamed up with IBM.

Becoming a Smarter City with the help of IBM THE Bajo Bidasoa area in the Basque region of Spain is working with computer giants IBM to use real-time data to make accurate predictions and use data in new ways to become a Smarter City The area, with a population of 78,000 people, is leading the way in mining patterns in vast quantities of diverse data, using real-time data to make accurate predictions and helping locals make the area a better place to live and work. At the foundation of the project, IBM’s Intelligent Operations Centre software provides real-time insight into all city operations. It also powers the Smart City Centre, an integrated command centre where data is analysed and shared. For example, city leaders can see the

correlation between water consumption and waste generation, monitor and predict the effect of bad weather on incidents within the area, or visualise the amount of resources used across water, waste management, transportation, energy and public works departments. City leaders from the towns of Irun and Hondarribia set out to work together to improve sustainability, encourage more citizen participation and provide greater transparency. They did this by working with technology partners IBM, Servicios de Txingudi, the local water and waste water management and street cleaning agency, and Smartland Technologies, a group of six companies including IBM Business Partner BuntPlanet.


West to blame for much Third World poverty I TOO read D Blanchette’s comments on Third World poverty. My reaction, however, in contrast to that of your correspondent Keith Hannan, (Letters, Issue 1483) was that D Blanchette was not only ill informed, but also guilty of blaming the oppressed for being oppressed. It is the greed of the West as well as its own political elites which collude to keep much of the world’s poor in poverty. The US in particular spends huge sums subsidising its own farmers who then flood world markets with cheap grain thus undercutting indigenous farmers and forcing them into poverty. As long ago as 2006, the National Center For Policy Analysis reported that ‘Subsidised agriculture in the developed world is one of the greatest obstacles to economic growth in the developing world.’ Also education is indeed the quickest solution to poverty. Here is an extract from Goal No. 3 of the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): ‘Equal schooling for both boys and girls is the foundation for development. ‘No other policy intervention is likely to have a more positive multiplier effect on progress across all the MDGs than the education of women and girls. ‘Evidence shows a strong correlation between educating women and girls and an increase in women’s earnings, improved child and family health and nutrition, an increase in school enrolment, protection against HIV infection, higher maternal and child life expectancy, reduced fertility rates and delayed marriage.’ What looks like common sense is in fact more often than not nonsense. Information gained from empirical evidence is a far more useful tool. Helena McGinty, Alhaurin El Grande (Malaga)

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The ‘enjoy’ tabs in the postboxes pictured are part of a promotional leaflet. So now any local criminals just need to wait a couple of weeks to see which ones are not removed to get an indication of which houses might be vacant. Thank goodness our house is always occupied. But absent owners should be worried. The product being promoted might be very good. But, come on, this must be one of the most crass bits of advertising ever. Unless you know better, of course!

Andrew Johnson (by email)

Pen to paper I HAVE watched with interest the petitions objecting to the proposed cessation of the winter fuel allowance. However, when we lived in the UK we were advised by a civil servant that a petition is treated by the authorities as one complainant as many people sign petitions without reading them. Far the best way is to write to your old constituency MP; any expatriate living in Spain for less than 15 years will if they apply, be returned to their last constituency for voting purposes. Point this out as well as any objections you may have. MPs are obliged to reply to letters from constituents and if they receive large numbers it will, if nothing else, be a nuisance. In marginal constituencies it may well be seen as a threat to their parliamentary seat. Nothing moves an MP’s feelings more than the chance of being voted out. You could also ask friends and relatives still resident in

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the post office and bought a couple of packs of oblong envelopes for about €1 and transferred all my 22 little square cards into the oblong envelopes and sent them for 75 cents each. What a saving, but how stupid! And once again it only affects foreigners. Merry Christmas, ho ho ho. Trilby (by email)

Not a good idea the UK to write also. The address for all MPs is: Care of The House of Commons, SW1, London. Lewis Rudge, Bellreguard (Valencia)

Ho, ho, ho POSTING a square Christmas card or a card in a red envelope to Europe costs €1.45. Send the same card in a white oblong envelope and it costs 75 cents or nearly half the price. Angry about this stupidity, I went to the shop next door to

LICENSING dogs ( Letters, Issue 1482) will mean that irresponsible owners will simply dump their dogs so only responsible owners will pay the price. This will mean even more abandoned ones being neglected. Many Spanish don’t have their dogs micro-chipped or neutered so how are they going to be licensed? I have limited money but my dogs are my loyal companions and I feed them as I would any family member. Licences would punish me even though my dogs stay in



my grounds and are not a problem to anyone. Janet Hayden, La Vinuela, (Malaga)

Movistar woes WE have been customers of Movistar/Telefonica since we came to Spain some six years ago. It was not until we had a problem with our bank account that things went amiss. We received a text message from them. After four days of trying we eventually spoke to them but the amount owed went from €24 up to €176 then down to €157. When we asked for details we were told we had a dongle (a mobile internet connection). We do not have one other than the items we got with our phone. After telling them we do not use the internet connection via our phone, still no joy. We have tried to get more information from the internet with again no joy. If you had a meal and got a highly inflated bill, you would want to check the bill before paying, but we can only wait and see. Cherry Atkinson ( Letters, Issue 1482) who suggested the text message route of getting help must have the advantage of either being a fluent Spanish speaker or have access to a fluent Spanish speaker. Unfortunately, in this respect, we are not lucky, we are just ordinary expatriates. Linda C Walton (by email)

Second helpings YET another downside of living above a bar. The health department, the town hall and the administrator of our urbanisation all think that there is no problem when all the cooking smells from the bar below me are pumped into my apartment through a faulty chimney. Nobody will take any responsibility. Any advice? Raymond Langhorn, Vera Playa (Almeria)

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A down-onher-luck woman accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at the mansion of her late brother-in-law's father, where she falls for a dashing prince.

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Literary quotes for fun night THE Benahavis Decorative and Fine Arts Society (BDFAS) tried out an experiment, ‘an evening of literary fun’ and that is exactly what the ‘Give us a quote’ event turned out to be. It took the group, which is only in its second year, along a new path. Central to the evening’s activities was local schoolmaster Guido Omissi who peppered his talk on poetry with quotations from Shakespeare to Rupert Brooke, and who responded to questions from the audience. Next came a quiz on art

in general organised by two BDFAS members, Liz Thompson and Margaret Clark. Audience participation was vital with local author Mary Parker Caine reading a passage from her book ‘A Novel Conspiracy’. Judging by the silence during the reading and the resounding applause that followed, she captured her audience’s attention with her forthright prose. Visitors are welcome and further information is available from

Age Care to see Christmas lights AGE CARE is laying on a special coach with a lift which will take wheelchairs, plus volunteers to help people enjoy a visit to Malaga to see the Christmas lights on December 16. For €12 per person this includes a meal and a drink on the way home. Pick up points will be Calahonda, Fuengirola and Benalmadena. For further information, please call George at the Advice Centre on 952 933 409, email

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Kumar Christmas 2:50am For a Good Time, Call... 4:30am Life of Pi 4:50am Runaway Bride

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Snowmen (Film, 2010) Three youngsters try to break the world record for building the biggest number of snowmen. Bobby Coleman, Bobb'e J Thompson, Christian Martyn.

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Badults (Sitcom) BBC 3 from 4:00am to 4:30am Sitcom about flatmates Tom, Ben and Matthew, who go on a series of adventures that lead them to the brink of death, imprisonment and even worldwide fame. Bank heists or radioactive fish dinosaurs, which theme should Tom choose for his first movie? Matthew tries to take his job more seriously at Rachel's behest, as Mr Carabine launches an Apprentice style competition amongst his interns. Meanwhile Ben's dealing with his debt problems by participating in a one-man sponsored silence. Carabine's launched an Apprentice style marketing challenge and intern Matthew's sweating under the pressure of making a spatula sexy. Rachel's sweating at the prospect of her brother embarrassing her in front of her boss. Ben's money troubles have reached tipping point and even potato-printed banknotes aren't enough to solve his financial crisis. Tom's determined to make a blockbusting movie and wants Ben to be the hero.

BBC4/ 3:30pm Sleepless in Seattle 5:30pm Snowmen 7:10pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 9:00pm Surviving Christmas 10:45pm Sleepless in Seattle 12:30am National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2:20am Snowmen 3:55am Chilly Christmas 5:30am Miracle on 34th Street

SkyMoviesAction/ 4:40am Last Man Standing

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8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Placido Domingo's Gala Concert 10:00pm David Bowie - Five Years 11:30pm The Genius of David Bowie 12:30am David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust 1:30am Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 3:00am David Bowie - Five Years


Lux Mundi need volunteers LUX MUNDI, Fuengirola is looking for volunteers to help in the Boutique at the Centre. Contact them if you can spare an hour or more during the afternoon between 3.30pm and 6pm to help classify and price the items that have been donated. The boutique is open on Tuesday morning from 10am to 2pm when volunteers also help to sell the items on display. The boutique is one of

the activities that Lux Mundi organise which help to keep the premises open and available for friends and those in need. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre (Foundation Lux Mundi Centro Ecumenico), Fuengirola. C/ Nueva 3. Opening hours Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6.30pm Tel 952 474 840 email:

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TAPAS sings for Royalty THE popular TAPAS Choir performed in support of the AntiAids Association Concordia, at their prestigious St Nikolaus Gala Dinner. Having heard the Choir sing at The Marbella Golf and Country Club for the Lions German Christmas Market, Princess Marie Luisa of Prussia, Condesa de Shonberg was so impressed with the Choir’s performance, she immediately approached the Choir Director Jane Busby. The Princess, a cousin of Queen Sofia of Spain, is the President of the Association and was keen for the Choir to start the event, singing as guests entered the ballroom at the Puente Romano Hotel. “We were delighted to be asked

TAPAS Choir sing for Princess Marie Luisa of Prussia to perform at such an event, and for such a worthy cause, I am just pleased we could fit it in”, said Jane Busby after the performance. After singing a selection of cheerful festive songs, the Princess

presented a Bouquet of flowers to the Director to an enthusiastic round of applause from the audience. The Princess then thanked each member of the Choir as they left the stage.


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3:00pm David Attenborough's Micro Monsters 3:30pm Harrow: A Very British School 4:30pm NCIS: Los Angeles 5:30pm Portrait Artist of the Year 7:00pm All Aboard: East Coast Trains 8:00pm Inside RAF Brize Norton 9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Last Action Hero 12:35am Spartacus: Gods of the

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Film, 1999) Mike Myers returns as master spy Austin Danger Powers with a new sidekick in Felicity Shagwell. Dr Evil has invented a time machine and gone back in time to steal Austin's sexual powers, leaving our hero in 1999 without the ability to perform. Not only does he have to rescue his libido but he must also thwart Dr Evil's plan to devastate Earth with a moonbased laser.

SkyMoviesChristmas/ 11:30am Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 1:20pm Jingle All the Way 3:00pm Arthur Christmas 4:45pm The 12 Dogs of Christmas 6:45pm The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 7:15pm Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 9:00pm Arthur Christmas

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SkyMoviesAction/ 12:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 3:00pm The Mummy 5:10pm The Mummy Returns 7:30pm The Hobbit 8:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 11:00pm The Dark Knight Rises 1:45am Commando

BBC3/ 8:00pm Winter Wipeout 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 12:35am Family Guy 1:00am Family Guy 1:20am Family Guy 1:45am Family Guy 2:05am Family Guy 2:30am Family Guy 2:55am Family Guy 3:15am Family Guy 3:40am Sweat the Small Stuff 4:10am Him and Her 4:40am C-Bomb

Winter Wipeout (Game Show, 2011) BBC 3 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram present as 20 brave and chilly Brits face a new obstacle course in a snowy, winter wonderland setting. The five contestants left hanging on the brutal and rather amusing Ski Lift will take on Winter Blunderland. This sorts the wheat from the chaff - or the finalists from the nonfinalists. Those last three bruised and battered heroes must tackle the Winter Wipeout Zone. Only one can return from Argentina as the inaugural Winter Wipeout Champion and get their mittens on the most coveted trophy in gameshow land.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Frozen Planet 9:00pm Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History 10:00pm Borgen 11:00pm Borgen 12:00am Definitely Dusty 1:00am Dusty Springfield at the BBC 2:00am Dusty 2:25am Sounds of the 70s 2:55am Frozen Planet 3:50am Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History


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I’m brainy, and that’s official! LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT


ELL, for the first time in something over 15 years, I feel somewhat overqualified to scribble this blurb. Last week, in the light of Boris Johnson’s dismal IQ test result on local radio, I completed a similar test that appeared in my favourite national paper. The result? Wait for it. I scored 22 out of 32. The paper’s verdict for this score was as follows: ‘Congratulations superbrain - your IQ is off the charts. You’re among the chosen few, destined for a stellar career and blessed with stellar intellect.’ Obviously, with a result like that, I should be writing political comments in The Times, or perhaps ‘How to run the world’ pieces in The Guardian! Give us a break! If the test was intended to determine superbrain status or the intellect of future leaders, then we truly are in trouble. The dumbing down of our schools is now obviously manifesting itself in the adult population and frankly I find it all a bit scary. I’ll run a couple by you; see what you think. Q. ‘If you rearrange the letters CIFAIPC you get a kind of what? A. Country B. Animal C. Ocean. Q. People climb me and burn me. My rings

aren’t made of gold, but do tell my age. What am I? Q. Which word is always spelt wrong? Q. Which members of the family are defined by the crossword clue LAINWS? Get the picture? I really do despair of it all. Ah well, it’s all a bit late for me to line up with the likes of Einstein and Socrates. I’m afraid you’ll just have to put up with my scribbling here for a while longer. A couple of personal views this week. Firstly, I think the 10-year prison sentence handed down to Royal Marine Alexander Blackman was a disgrace. I’m not saying that some form of retribution shouldn’t IQ TEST have been ordered, but RESULTS: to deliver a ‘Congratulations, punishment more severe than those superbrain.’ received by many rapists and civilians who murder in cold blood, is beyond belief. By this yardstick, Blair and Bush should be banged up for 1,000 years or more. Let’s hope some form of sanity prevails at his hopefully early appeal. My second view is that if I hear of any more presents offered up to us by Ed Miliband, I’ll be looking out for him to arrive at The Commons




Vote Lee I ENJOY your comments every week. Then when I have finished reading, I keep thinking why can this guy not become Prime Minister. Like most folk here in Spain I would hate to go back to the UK which has become a cesspit. UKIP must surely gain from the present unacceptable mess we are in. May my God always be with you. Tom (By email)

More praise on a sleigh. When is this desperate party of political dinosaurs going to realise their policies are never going to work, and opposition is the very best they can expect for many a year to come? And as for Ed Balls... Answers to the ‘Intellectual Quiz’ 1. PACIFIC 2. TREE 3. WRONG 4. INLAWS. Keep the Faith, Love Leapy

EVERYTHING you say is true. It is a pity the UK papers don’t print your articles. Why do you not go into politics? You would make a good Prime Minister. The UK press aren’t man enough to print the truth about these people. Keep up the good work! All the best. EI (By email)


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7:25am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 7:35am Dino Dan 7:50am Dino Dan 8:00am Canimals 8:10am Canimals 8:15am Text Santa: Help with Hattitude 8:25am Sooty 8:35am Horrid Henry 8:45am Text Santa: Help with Hattitude 8:50am Victorious 9:15am Bottom Knocker Street 9:30am Fort Boyard 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Storage Hoarders 11:30am Sunday Side Up 12:30pm Sunday Scoop 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:35pm Inside the National Trust 2:35pm Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel 3:35pm Love Your Garden 4:35pm The X Factor 6:40pm You've Been Framed! 7:05pm ITV News London 7:15pm ITV News and Weather 7:30pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 8:30pm The X Factor Results Show 10:30pm Through the Keyhole 11:30pm ITV News and Weather 11:45pm Hellboy II: The Golden Army 1:50am The Store


6:25am 90210 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The American Football Show 8:30am Anglesey Sandman Triathlon 9:00am Jamie's Money Saving Meals 9:30am Jamie's Money Saving Meals 10:00am Jamie's Money Saving Meals 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 Gadget Man 4:05pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6:00pm Channel 4 News 6:20pm Fred Claus 8:30pm Brtain's Killer Storms 10:00pm Homeland 11:00pm Your Highness 1:05am Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2:00am American Football Live 5:45am KOTV Boxing Weekly


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BBC3/ 8:00pm Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 9:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2013 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:55pm Family Guy 12:20am American Dad! 12:45am American Dad! 1:05am Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad 1:35am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:05am Metro 3:55am Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents

Metro (Film, 1997) BBC 3 from 2:05am to 3:55am Action thriller about a police hostage negotiator whose skills are tested to the limit as he hunts the criminal who killed his partner. Working uneasily with his new partner, an inexperienced cop, the hostage expert pursues the murderous bank robber around the city and is forced to use all of his skills when his girlfriend is kidnapped.



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm David Attenborough's Micro Monsters 1:30pm David Attenborough's Micro Monsters 2:00pm David Attenborough's Micro Monsters 2:30pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew

3:30pm Frozen Movie Special 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm Stephen Fry/Andy Sirkes Face 2 Face 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Yonderland

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SkyMoviesChristmas/ 8:40am The Flight Before Christmas

Ghostbusters II (Film, 1989) Five years on from their spectacular victory over the ghoulies, the supernatural sleuths have fallen on hard times, reduced to performing at children's parties. When a medieval madman comes back to life, threatening to suck New York into a river of ectoplasm, who you gonna call?

10:15am Naughty or Nice 12:00pm Deck the Halls 1:45pm Elf 3:30pm Miracle on 34th Street 5:30pm All I Want for Christmas 7:15pm Elf 9:00pm Miracle on 34th Street 11:00pm A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

SkyMoviesAction/ 11:10am The Hobbit 11:40am The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 3:00pm The Amazing 3:20pm The Amazing SpiderMan 5:40pm The Mask of Zorro 8:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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SkyMoviesChristmas/ 12:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas 2:00pm Chilly Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Film, 1993) A magical stop-motion animated musical fantasy created by Tim Burton and set in a world where every holiday has its own special land. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, tires of the same old routine in Hallowe'en Town and decides to gatecrash Christmas Town. He is instantly enraptured by the decorations, toys and warm spirit. However, not everyone feels the same about him.

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Did you know? IN Turkey, Noel Baba (Father Noel) is widely thought to bring New Year presents due to the country’s predominantly Muslim population. - Little Christmas is one of the traditional names in Ireland for January 6, more commonly known in the rest of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany. Little Christmas is also called Women’s Christmas because of the Irish men taking on all the household duties for the day. Many women hold parties or go out to celebrate the day and children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers. - In Norway and Sweden, Little Christmas Day refers to January 13, and is regarded as the day when decorations must be taken down and leftover food eaten. - Christmas in July is celebrated in countries including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in order to have Christmas with a winter feel as December 25 falls during their summer. - While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day are unknown. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus was conceived. - The modern Christmas tree tradition is believed to have begun in Germany in the 18th century. From Germany the custom was introduced to Britain, first via Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, and then more successfully by Prince Albert during the reign of Queen Victoria. By 1841 the Christmas tree had become even more widespread throughout Britain. - While the majority of families in the UK open their presents on the morning of Christmas Day, the Royal Family is an exception, opening their gifts on Christmas Eve, following German tradition introduced by the Hanoverians. - Countries like Japan, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, including gift-giving, decorations and trees. - The US-based Coca-Cola Santa Claus was designed by the son of Finnish emigrants, Haddon Sundblom. - Urban myth has it that the red suit only appeared after the Coca-Cola company started an advertising campaign depicting a red-suited Father Christmas in the 1930s. However, the red suit was used long before, including by American illustrator Thomas Nast in the 19th century.

CHRISTMAS: Observed the world over.

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HRISTMAS wouldn’t be Christmas in Spain without the traditional sweets and desserts. Any good party needs plenty of food, and in Spain this is just as important as the decorations, nativity scene and the Three Wise Men. Many traditional Spanish Christmas dishes were simple, but nowadays, customs have changed and large family meals are celebrated. The main events are the Christmas Eve dinner, the New Year’s Eve dinner and the afternoon snack on January 6. Some of the best known sweets are the different varieties of ‘turron’, a nougattype confection, typically made of honey, sugar and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into a rectangular tablet. The traditional varieties are the soft ‘Jijona’ turron, and the hard ‘Alicante’ turron. However, nowadays, there are dozens of varieties for all tastes. Amongst the most popular of these are the chocolate turron, the variety with candied fruits, the toasted egg yolk (yema tostada), cream and walnuts, marzipan and many more.


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TRADITIONAL: Turron, churros and mantecados. Use of marzipan in Spanish sweets is very popular, and for Christmas there are figures and ‘breads’ made from marzipan. Nuts are also covered in sugar and used to make dragées of different sizes, from the smaller variety with pine nuts, to the large and more traditional almonds covered in sugar.

Another two traditional sweets found in most Spanish households at Christmas are ‘mantecados’ and ‘polvorones.’ Mantecados (from manteca,

meaning lard) are made with lard although nowadays, they can be found made with vegetable oils and in a wide variety of different flavours. The other ingredients include flour, sugar, milk, and nuts.

A polvoron (from polvo, meaning powder or dust) is a type of mantecado, which is heavy, soft and very crumbly. They are both mostly produced in Andalucia. When you are offered any of these sweets in a Spanish household over Christmas, you will normally also be given a shot of aniseflavoured liqueur to wash it down. Although many children now receive gifts on December 25, in Spain, the tradition is that gifts are brought by the Three Kings (Tres Reyes Magos) on January 6, following large parades in towns and cities the night before. On that day, it is also traditional to eat the ‘Roscon de Reyes’, an oval-shaped pastry which is normally decorated with candied fruit representing the jewels in the kings’ crowns and which can be plain or with different fillings. It has two objects inside, one a gift, which makes the person who finds it ‘king for the day’ as they are given the crown which accompanies the cake; the other a bean, which means the finder will have to pay for the ‘Roscon’ the following year.

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Give your children a head start in life THE International School Estepona first opened its doors nearly 10 years ago and was founded by Director, Gillian Godbold. Gillian has lived on the Costa del Sol for many years and always realised there was a need for a school such as The ISE. Prior to coming to Spain with her husband to retire, she owned and managed a private infants school in the UK. As a teacher she found this extremely difficult as it is her vocation to teach, so from this The International School Estepona was born. Gillian said: “As a Montessori Teacher, I felt that there was a need for a small family-run school, the village school if you like, that gives great attention to detail of each individual child to ensure they reach their maximum potential. Unlike many schools we do not have an entrance examination as we feel this makes a child nervous and it is impossible to gauge a child’s educational level. Instead we

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Each child is monitored individually to ensure they reach their maximum potential. provide a detailed assessment of each child two weeks after joining us so both parent and school can see and monitor. “It’s impossible to assess a child’s academic level with a snapshot examination which is done in a morning in most schools, as children may be nervous and not looking forward to missing their friends. We offer a complementary day so they can familiarise themselves with the culture and atmosphere of the school.” The school has grown steadily to what it is today and now takes children from 2-12 years. Gillian explained: “The most common question we are asked when parents visit the school is, where do children go after they reach 12 years? My

answer is that it depends on the child, whether he or she is an academic, artistic, or sporty. One can normally see how a child has developed at around 10 years and it is then that we recommend the choice for a senior school. With us, our agreement with the Junta de Andalucia ensures that a child will be able to continue with the British System or move

seamlessly into a Spanish Secondary School.” If you wish to find out more details visit or call 952 884 789. Centro Comercial La Zarza, Camino de Cortez, Urb El Paraiso, KM167, Estepona, 29680


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Getting ready for a bigger SPANIARDS will spend more this Christmas, a study by services company Deloitte has revealed.The average Spanish family is to spend €671 on Christmas shopping this year, as opposed to the €659 spent in 2012. The

study claims that Spaniards have become practical consumers who look for good value products at competitive prices. Half the people surveyed said they would buy presents taking into account price, with clothes, books and perfumes top of the list, closely followed by high-tech items. Most of the people, six out of 10, will buy their presents before December 15,

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Spaniards are to spend more this year.

whereas only 7 per cent claimed they would wait until the January sales. Of those who said they would spend more, 40 per cent will do so to ‘take the financial crisis out of their heads’. Meanwhile, 59 per cent of the people who will spend less this Christmas claim it’s because their income has dropped. Department stores and specialised groups are the favourite options for Spaniards to buy Christmas presents from, with 61 per cent of people choosing them. As for food, supermarkets remain the favourite places to buy goods, being the choice of 67 per cent of Spanish consumers. The study showed a rise in the use of the internet to search for and compare prices. However, most of the people will buy in actual shops in order to ‘feel’ the product and to get professional advice.

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Set the turkey roasting and bring in the plum pudding CHRISTMAS in the UK is an important event for everyone, even for nonChristians, because it is a reason for celebration, for families to get together, and, as we all know, to eat plenty of rich and tasty food. Christmas decorations are put up in shops and town centres from early November, and Christmas foods start to become available in stores. Mince pies are popular throughout the Christmas celebrations. They are fruit-based sweet pies, the ingredients of which are traceable to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders brought with them Middle Eastern recipes containing meats, fruits and spices. The early mince pie contained minced meat, suet, a range of fruits, and spices including cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It is common in many UK households for children to put up advent calendars, which may contain chocolates or Christmas scenes behind their doors, which are opened every day during the countdown to Christmas.

containing toys, jokes and a paper hat are pulled. The meal is normally followed by hot Christmas pudding with cold brandy butter. Christmas pudding has its origins in medieval England, MULLED WIN E: With bra and is sometimes ndy & spice s. known as plum pudding or just ‘pud’. CHRISTMAS PUDDING: Full of alcohol. The pudding is composed of dried fruits held together by egg and suet, Many families tell their children that roast beef, duck, goose, pheasant or flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, Father Christmas comes with his honey-glazed roast ham, as well as nut cloves, ginger and other spices. The pudding is full of alcohol, which means reindeer to leave gifts and it is roast for vegetarians. traditional in many households to leave Other accompanying foods are bread it can be aged for a month or even a out a plate of carrots for the reindeer sauce, Brussels sprouts and ‘Pigs in year. Traditionally, puddings were made on and mince pies and Sherry for Father Blankets’ which are small sausages Christmas to help him on his way. wrapped in bacon. The turkey is often the Sunday before Advent started. On Christmas Day, family and friends stuffed with a mixture made Everyone in the household, or at least gather round for a traditional Christmas traditionally of pork sausage meat and a every child, gave the mixture a stir and dinner, which is usually a turkey, with wide choice of other ingredients, one of made a wish while doing so. It was common practice to include cranberry sauce, parsnips, and roast the favourites being chestnuts. Turn to Page 64 During the meal, Christmas crackers, potatoes. Alternatives to turkey include

Gift-bringers in Europe other than Santa and Three Kings THE Christkind is the traditional Christmas giftbringer in regions of Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, parts of Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary, France, and parts of Poland. The Christkind is a sprite-like child, usually depicted with blond hair and angelic wings. Sometimes the Christ Child is interpreted as a specific angel bringing the presents, as it appears in some processions together with an image of little Jesus Christ. A tomte or nisse is a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore believed to take care of a farmer’s home and children and protect them from misfortune. The tomte was often imagined as a small, elderly man with a full beard, dressed in the everyday clothing of a farmer. In the 1840s the farm’s nisse became the bearer of Christmas presents in Denmark. In 1881, a Swedish magazine published Viktor Rydberg’s poem ‘Tomten’, which featured a painting by Jenny Nyström of this traditional Swedish mythical character which she turned into the white-bearded, red-capped friendly figure associated with Christmas ever since. Joulupukki is a Finnish Christmas figure, the name literally means Christmas goat. The Joulupukki is said to wear red leather pants and a fur-trimmed red

leather coat and is very much like Santa Claus. However, instead of sneaking in through the chimney Joulupukki knocks on the front door and asks: “Onko täällä kilttejä lapsia?” (Are there any well-behaved children here?) In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who visits children on January 5 and fills their socks with sweets and presents if they are good or a lump of coal if they are bad.


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The delights of a very traditional British festive season celebration From Page 62 small silver coins in the pudding mixture, which could be kept by the person whose serving included them, and was believed to bring wealth in the coming year. Other tokens included a tiny wishbone (to bring good luck), a silver thimble (for thrift), or an anchor (to symbolise safe harbour). After lunch, it is traditional in many homes to finish off the meal with coffee, liqueurs and chocolates or biscuits. Later on in the day, many families eat trifle, Yule logs or the traditional Christmas cake. In the UK, Christmas cake is normally a rich fruitcake. However, there are many different variations. In any case, most are covered with a layer of marzipan and then a layer of icing, and commonly decorated with figures like Christmas trees, holly, Santa Claus, reindeers, fir trees and houses. They are often made weeks before Christmas and doused with brandy every week until they are covered and iced shortly before Christmas Day. Some more natural products

consumed around Christmas include nuts, especially roast chestnuts, and fruit, such as tangerines, although there are probably more people nowadays who snack on sweets. Traditional drinks to accompany meals at Christmas are wine and Champagne, and there is also Port. For refreshments throughout the day, some of the most popular options are hot mulled wine and eggnog. Mulled wine contains wine, brandy and optionally other spirits, as well as spices especially cinnamon and cloves, sugar, and often orange. Eggnog contains milk, sugar, eggs and most importantly whisky, brandy or rum. After Christmas, most people make meals out of the leftovers from the main Christmas meal. These include turkey and stuffing sandwiches, e day. n later on in th YULE LOG: Eate salads and stews.

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Christmas lottery in Spain PREPARE to see people glued to television screens on December 22 for Spain often comes to a standstill as the Christmas lottery draw results are announced. As children from the San Ildefonso school, Madrid’s oldest, draw numbers starting at 8.30am at the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) in the capital, the nation will watch and listen. There will be 24,486,400 prizes, from the ‘vuelta’ where people get their money back for having a FESTIVE DRAW: People will be glued to their TV screens on December 22 as the certain number, to the big prize, Christmas lottery results are announced. El Gordo. Each ticket (individual number) economic downturn, costs €200, and each ‘decimo’ syndicates are Christmas (10th of a ticket) €20, these being common with families, lottery than women. the most popular. friends - even villages - buying According to the same study, Since July, punters ranging tickets, splitting the cost and from wealthy businessmen to sharing the winnings. sales outlets, tickets are sold while women prefer even work syndicates, from This year the total prize money in the street and online, with numbers, men prefer odd. Madrid, Cataluña and Andalucia housewives keen for a change of will be €2.24 billion out of a total prices charged often slightly luck, to ardent gamblers, have revenue of €3.2 billion. higher than €20 once are the regions were more tickets have been sold as of October 23, been investing in Christmas The lottery organisation pays commissions have been added. lottery tickets. back 70 per cent in prize money, A study of the gambling habits according to the National With ticket prices high, given with a €4 million prize for El of Spaniards carried out by lottery Lotteries Authority (Loterias y the state of most people’s Gordo. website Ventura24 has revealed Apuestas del Estado). Meanwhile, Castilla Leon, La finances, especially in the present As well as at the official lottery men spend more money on the

Rioja and Asturias are the regions where people have spent the most on Christmas lottery tickets. The first draw under the ‘Christmas lottery’ name was officially held on December 23, 1982. But 80 years earlier, in 1812, the current Spanish lottery was introduced by the Cortes de Cadiz, the country’s legislative body, to increase state income. El Gordo prize money has touched people from all walks of life. In 1930, as the world sank deeper into the Great Depression, part of the year’s main 30million-peseta prize went to a garage owner and his mechanics, who had each chipped in 22 cents to gain today’s equivalent of about €1,200 each. In 2008, a bar in Soria, north of Madrid, sold all 1,950 of the third prize tickets, spreading €97 million among customers, family and friends.


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Visit Rute, a chocolate and sugar wonderland


Other Christmas figures in Spain IN Spain, gifts are traditionally brought for children by the Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings or Three Magi); however, in different regions of Spain there are other figures. In Cantabria, the Esteru is a friendly woodcutter who brings gifts on Christmas Day. In the Basque Country and Navarra, the Olentzero is a coal merchant who comes down from the mountains with a sack full of gifts. Children write to him asking for gifts which appear in their homes on Christmas morning. There are also parades with the figures of the Olentzero; in many cases those who dress as the character ask for money for charity. In Cataluña, the Tio de Nadal is a large log which is put in the house and ‘fed’ from December 8. When Christmas comes, children are allowed to beat the log, which then ‘poops’ gifts and sweets.

TIO DE NADAL: Logs are brought into homes and ‘fed’. The Anguleru in Asturias, introduced in 2008, is an eel catcher as this is one of the traditional trades of the area. In Galicia, the Apalpador, also a coal merchant, comes into town on the night of December 24 or 31 to touch children’s bellies to see if they have eaten enough during the year. He leaves them chestnuts, gifts and


wishes them a year full of happiness and food. In Ecija, Sevilla, there is a similar character the ‘tientapanzas’, brought back to popularity in 2004. In this case, the character comes to check children’s bellies to make sure they have eaten and then informs the Three Kings, so they can decide whether or not they get any gifts.

LESS than two hours’ drive from the coast is the small town of Rute, in Cordoba. With fewer than 11,000 inhabitants, the town is famous for making traditional Spanish cakes and sweets and the anise liqueur which is often given to visitors at Christmas along with the cakes. More importantly, it has something which is unique in Spain: a Nativity scene (Belen) made entirely of chocolate. Made by the Galleros cake and chocolate factory, it can be visited until January 5. This year it is a replica of the city of Jaen, with streets, temples, characters and scenes of life in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus. It uses 1,400 kilos of white and dark chocolate and took four months to complete by seven master confectioners.

Also at Galleros, is a museum of chocolate figures, which includes famous personalities like the Spanish Royal Family. For more information visit www.galleros or call 957 538 072. While in the town, also plan a visit to the Anise Museum, where you can learn about the history of the liqueur and how it is made. Try also the Mantecado Museum, to see how the traditional Spanish Christmas shortbread ‘mantecado’ is made. In addition, it is well worth visiting an exhibition of the most famous monuments in Andalucia and the rest of the world, all made in sugar and chocolate, as well as life-size figures of Spanish and worldwide celebrities. For more information visit


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Tenerife: A perfect winter holiday destination Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, has a privileged climate and is often known as the Island of Eternal Spring. It promises blue skies and warm temperatures almost all year round and in the winter months, there is an average of only five days rain on the island. In winter, temperatures range from 13-21ºC. Tenerife has the highest elevation of Spain, a World Heritage Site that is the third largest volcano in the world from its base, El Teide. While people are able to swim off the coast during the winter, they can often enjoy views of the Teide covered in snow at the same time. Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands; with an area of 2,034.38 square kilometres and 908,555 inhabitants. It is an island which was created volcanically, building up from the ocean floor 20–50 million years ago. Tourism The island is visited by some five million tourists each year, arriving mainly via the two airports, Tenerife North - Los Rodeos - and Tenerife South - Reina Sofia. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and also the capital of the autonomous region of Canary Islands, a status is shares with Las Palmas. The coasts of Tenerife are rugged and steep, particularly on the north of the island. However, there

are 67.14 kilometres of beaches. Many are black sand pebble beaches on the northern coast, while on the south and south-west coast of the island, the beaches have finer and clearer sand with lighter tones. The area known as Costa Adeje has many world-class facilities and leisure opportunities besides sea and sand, such as quality shopping centres, golf courses, discos, restaurants, theme parks, and a theatre suitable for musicals or a congress hall. The island is popular with surfers and windsurfers, divers, hikers and golfers. What to see There are many monuments on the island, especially from the time after the conquest, including the Cathedral of San Cristobal de La Laguna. The island also has several archaeological sites with cave paintings. There are some buildings called Güímar Pyramids, the origin of which is uncertain. Also worth a visit are the defensive castles located in the village of San Andres. The island boasts a large number of museums

While people swim off the coast during the winter, they can enjoy views of El Teide covered in snow. of different types. As well as the Teide National Park, it has the Parque Natural de Canarias (Crown Forest), two rural parks (Anaga and Teno), 10 natural reserves, 14 natural monuments, nine protected landscapes and several sites of scientific interest.

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What’s a good present to get your loved one this year? • PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 is the desired gift. It has sold out in every country. It comes with a new generation of graphics, online community, and a new controller with a tactile panel built-in, at a recommended price of €399.

As Christmas fast approaches the big question is what to get for your loved ones. Here the Euro Weekly News takes a look at the top 10 gift ideas... • iPhone 5S It is no surprise to see an iPhone as one of gifts written on many Christmas wish lists. Apple’s recent entry in their phone family comes with an upgraded rear camera able to record videos at 120fps and the newest fingerprint

security system button. Prices start at €699 for the 16GB model. • iPad Air Making a powerful processor and packing it in the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market seemed impossible right now, but Apple has done it in the fifth generation of the iPad. iPad Air comes with the powerful A7 chip

capable of multitasking and the best video games graphics for a starting price of €479 for the 16GB model. • Kindle Paper White e-Books have revolutionised the world of literature thanks to products like Amazon’s Kindle. The newest Kindle Paper White offers a clear ink technology that allows users to read it as if it were a paper book, with Amazon claims, much less eyestrain than on a tablet PC. Storing more than 1,000 books and a battery that can go eight weeks between charges, users can take their Kindle anywhere. Kindle Paper White is available for €129. • Nespresso One of the most desired gifts for coffee lovers. Nespresso offers different models like Pixie, U, Essenza, Maestria, Citiz and Lallisima+ at the starting price of €100. • Bluetooth Showerhead If you like to sing in the shower then this Bluetooth enabled showerhead and loudspeaker is the gadget

WISHED FOR: Everyone wants a PlayStation 4. for you. The Moxie showerhead + wireless speaker delivers up to seven hours of music, news and more by pairing wirelessly with your device enabled with Bluetooth technology. Kohler offers it for €150. • USB Led Beverage cooler The USB Mini Fridge can keep a cool beverage ready to drink at all times. It holds a single 330ml can, and is illuminated from the blue LED inside the fridge. A built-in cooling plate quickly drops to its lowest operating temperature within five minutes after being plugged in. It does not require batteries. Several brands offer similar items for about €20.

• Man of Steel DVD/Blu-ray Superman’s latest movie, is the perfect gift for children and superhero lovers. Now available on DVD and Blu-ray for €10/€20 each. • Alex Ferguson’s Biography A great choice for football fans. Recommended price €15. • Nintendo 3DS XL Not forgetting the youngest members of the family, thanks to classic video games for all ages like Super Mario, Pokemon X & Y, The Legend of Zelda or Donkey Kong, the Nintendo 3DS in its three available models (3DS €149, 3DS XL €199 and 2DS for €129) it’s the right choice for the children this Christmas.

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6:00am 3, 2, 1, Go! 7:00am This is BBC Two 7:35am Homes Under the Hammer 8:35am Helicopter Heroes 9:20am The A to Z of TV Cooking 10:05am Antiques Roadshow 11:05am Britain's Empty Homes 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm The Super League Show 3:00pm Cash in the Attic 3:45pm Madagascar 4:45pm Cagney and Lacey 5:30pm Are You Being Served? 6:00pm 'Allo, 'Allo! 6:30pm Priceless Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Celebrity Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm The Great British Sewing Bee 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off 10:00pm Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve 11:00pm Hebburn 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am The Choir: Sing While You Work 1:20am The Midwives 2:20am This is BBC Two 5:00am How it Works


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 Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Show Me the Telly 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11:25pm ITV News and Weather 12:00am The Lockerbie Bombing 1:00am The Jonathan Ross Show 2:00am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:45am ITV Nightscreen


5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am According to Jim 7:40am According to Jim 8:05am Will and Grace 8:30am Will and Grace 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Ruth Watson Means Business! 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:30pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm Come Dine with Me 3:10pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 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 8:55pm 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm Heston's Great British Food 11:00pm Masters of Sex 12:10am Masters of Sex 1:20am Pokerstars.Com and MonteCarlo Casino EPT Grand Final 2:20am KOTV Boxing Weekly


6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:55am Coronation Street 8:20am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:25am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12:25pm The Real Housewives of New Jersey 1:25pm Emmerdale 1:55pm Coronation Street 2:25pm Coronation Street 2:55pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:05pm The Xtra Factor 6:05pm The ITV2 Panto 7:45pm Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The Xtra Factor 10:00pm The Vampire Diaries 11:00pm American Pie: The Wedding 1:00am Tricked 2:00am The Vampire Diaries 2:50am Life's Funniest Moments 3:15am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 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 Atlantis 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 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 All Aboard: East Coast Trains 10:00pm Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life 11:00pm Revolution 12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:00am Cop Squad 4:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 5:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 5:30am Dog the Bounty Hunter

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:15am Clue

7:00am The Sitter 8:35am Happy Gilmore 10:20am Anger Management 12:20pm The Guilt Trip 2:05pm Bad Santa 3:50pm Happy Gilmore 5:30pm All I Want for Christmas 7:10pm Anger Management 9:00pm The Guilt Trip 10:40pm What Women Want 12:50am Bad Santa 2:30am The Sitter 3:55am National Lampoon's Animal House 5:45am All I Want for Christmas

Flags of Our Fathers (Film, 2006)

•Ryan Phillippe •Jesse Bradford •Adam Beach

SkyMoviesChristmas/ 5:25am Chilly Christmas 7:00am Jingle All the Way 8:35am Ernest Saves Christmas 10:15am Rise of the Guardians 12:00pm Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 1:45pm Grumpy Old Men 3:35pm Jingle All the Way 5:15pm Miracle on 34th Street 7:15pm Rise of the Guardians 9:00pm Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 10:45pm Miracle on 34th Street 12:45am Grumpy Old Men

As America flinches at the cost of war, three "heroes" from the Pacific are sent home and fêted by thousands. Even after surviving the hell of a frontal assault on fortified Japanese positions, the shell-shocked trio are bewildered by the media manipulation. Medic "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe) keeps quiet, Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford) smiles and imagines the postwar parties, while Native-American marine Ira Hayes (Adam Beach) descends into alcoholism: "I can't take them calling me a hero," he says. "All I did was try not to get shot."

2:40am The Top Ten Show 2013 2:55am Ernest Saves Christmas 4:35am Frozen Special 5:05am We're No Angels

SkyMoviesAction/ 5:25am Remember the Titans 7:25am Coogan's Bluff 9:10am Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 10:50am Spider-Man 12:55pm Wrath of the Titans Special 1:10pm Wrath of the Titans 2:55pm Flags of Our Fathers 5:15pm Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

6:55pm Spider-Man 9:00pm John Carter 11:15pm Wrath of the Titans

TCM/ 7:25am Gunsmoke 8:25am Gunsmoke 9:25am Gun Battle at Monterey 10:45am The Big Country 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Last Wagon 5:55pm Sam Whiskey 7:45pm Scrooge 10:00pm Conan the Barbarian 12:35am Outlaw of Gor

BBC3/ 8:00pm Winter Wipeout 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 9:30pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm The Call Centre 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:50am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am The Call Centre 3:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 3:30am Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents 4:30am Bad Education

Bad Education (Sitcom, 2012) BBC 3 from 4:30am to 5:00am School-based sitcom. It is time for the Abbey Grove Christmas Play and with Miss Pickwell no longer around Mr Fraser decides Alfie is the obvious replacement to direct this year's production. But with the class undecided about whether to put on the Nutcracker or Robocop, will Alfie's decision to write and direct a plot mash-up of Robocracker and casting school bully Grayson as colead prove successful? Mitchell decides to do something lovely for Alfie and invite his estranged mother to the play, but will Mr Fraser and Mitchell come up with a good enough reason to lure her over from Spain with her new husband Javier? And will Miss Gulliver manage to persuade Alfie and his class to volunteer at the soup kitchen where a Scottish tramp makes quite an impression?

BBC4/ 8:00pm Battlefield Britain 9:00pm Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey 10:00pm Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home 11:00pm Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 11:40pm Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 12:25am Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities 1:25am Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey 2:25am Battlefield Britain 3:25am Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home


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6:00am The Modern Monarchy 7:00am This is BBC Two 7:30am Homes Under the Hammer 8:30am Helicopter Heroes 9:15am The A to Z of TV Cooking 10:00am Great Continental Railway Journeys 11:00am Ronnie's Animal Crackers 11:30am See Hear 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm One Man and his Campervan 2:30pm Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam 3:00pm Cash in the Attic 3:45pm Madagascar 4:45pm Cagney and Lacey 5:30pm Are You Being Served? 6:00pm 'Allo, 'Allo! 6:30pm Priceless Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Celebrity Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Wartime Farm 9:00pm Food and Drink 10:00pm Tudor Monastery Farm 11:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am The Silent War 1:20am See Hear 1:50am This is BBC Two 4:50am Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways


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6:15am Countdown 7:00am The Treacle People 7:15am According to Jim 7:40am According to Jim 8:05am Will and Grace 8:30am Will and Grace 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Ruth Watson Means Business! 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:30pm Come Dine with Me 2:00pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:10pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 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 8:55pm 9:00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm Gogglebox 11:45pm Jimmy Carr: Being Funny 12:50am Man Down 1:20am A Field in England


6:45am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am The Cube 8:20am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of New York City 11:25am The Xtra Factor 12:25pm The ITV2 Panto 2:00pm Emmerdale 2:30pm You've Been Framed! 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Xtra Factor 6:15pm The ITV2 Panto 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm The Xtra Factor 10:00pm Miss Congeniality 12:15am The Only Way is Essexmas 1:15am The Xtra Factor 2:20am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2:50am Life's Funniest Moments 3:20am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 8:30am The Middle 9:00am Stargate Atlantis 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 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 Atlantis 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 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 Road Wars 11:00pm Strike Back: Shadow Warfare 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Cop Squad 4:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:45am All I Want for Christmas

7:20am Twins 9:20am 50 First Dates 11:05am Dark Shadows 1:00pm Elf 2:45pm The Watch 4:30pm The Longest Yard 6:25pm 50 First Dates 8:05pm Dark Shadows 10:00pm Elf 11:45pm The Watch 1:30am The Longest Yard 3:30am Project X 5:10am Zeus and Roxanne

SkyMoviesChristmas/ 5:05am We're No Angels 7:00am The Elf That Rescued

•James McAvoy •Hugh Laurie •Bill Nighy

Christmas 8:30am Mickey's Once upon a Christmas 9:50am The Nutcracker 11:40am A Christmas Princess 1:15pm Mickey's Once upon a Christmas 2:35pm Arthur Christmas 4:20pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 6:05pm A Christmas Princess 7:40pm The Elf That Rescued Christmas 9:00pm Arthur Christmas 10:45pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

BBC3/ 8:00pm Winter Wipeout 9:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2013 9:15pm Kung Fu Panda Holiday 9:40pm Kung Fu Panda 11:00pm Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad 11:45pm Family Guy 12:10am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:55am American Dad! 1:15am Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad 2:00am Bad Education 2:30am Don't Tell the Bride 3:30am The Revolution Will be Televised 4:00am The Call Centre

The Call Centre (Documentary, 2013) BBC 3 from 4:00am to 5:00am At Swansea's third largest call centre, CEO Nev Wilshere and his staff are in festive mood. Tea-lady Hayley is organising the office Christmas party, Nev is putting together a Christmas choir and, with bills to pay and presents to buy, an old face returns to the centre - but will this Grinch ever learn to love the festive fun?


Arthur Christmas (2011) Christmas is a busy time for Santa (Jim Broadbent) and over the years the demand on his resources has changed the way he does things. His cottage industry grotto in the North Pole is now a slick, technologically advanced command centre where nothing can go wrong usually. When a present is accidentally missed from the Yuletide delivery, the aging Saint Nick is at a loss as to what to do, and with his eldest son Steve (Hugh Laurie) unconcerned about a single missed present, responsibility lands at the feet of clumsy but idealistic second son Arthur (James McAvoy).

12:30am A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas 2:15am A Christmas Princess 4:00am Booky and the Secret Santa 5:40am The Elf That Rescued Christmas

SkyMoviesAction/ 4:35am Uncommon Valor 6:30am The Avengers Special 7:00am The Darkest Hour 8:40am Premium Rush 10:20am Spider-Man 2 12:30pm The Mask of Zorro 2:50pm K-19: The Widowmaker

8:00pm Battlefield Britain 9:00pm The Secret Life of Ice 10:00pm Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit 11:00pm Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer 12:00am Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies

5:10pm Lockout 6:50pm Spider-Man 2 9:00pm The Mask of Zorro 11:20pm Enter the Dragon

1:00am Frozen Planet 2:00am The Secret Life of Ice

TCM/ 7:40am Gunsmoke 8:45am Gunsmoke 9:50am Scrooge 12:00pm The Last Wagon 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Two Flags West 5:45pm The Spikes Gang 7:35pm Marjorie Morningstar 10:00pm Lethal Weapon 3 12:15am Trapped

3:00am Battlefield Britain 4:00am Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit


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Now ibraltar G © EWN MEDIA GROUP

New recruits THE Royal Gibraltar Police is looking to recruit 10 new officers as part of its latest recruitment drive, including candidates from a crosssection of the community.

No-shows OVER a third of women invited to participate in the Gibraltar Health Authority’s breast screening programme failed to turn up, GHA statistics reveal.

WHAT’S ON • December 12 Carols by Candlelight Concert by the Gibraltar National Choir Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 8pm Tickets £12 For info: 54831000 or

• Until December 13 Exhibition on Conceptual work looking at Gibraltar by Jennifer Watson John Mackintosh Hall, 10am to 10pm For info: 20062722

• Until December 15 Masters of Illusion 2013 – Magic and Illusion Show Ince’s Hall Theatre, 7pm

performances (except December 15), matinee performances on December 14 and 15 at 5.30pm. Tickets £10 and £12 For info:

• December 18 GBC Open Day John Mackintosh Square, 9am to 6pm GBC Open Day John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, 9pm For info 20079760

• Until December 20 John Culatto – Painting and Sculpture Exhibition John Mackintosh Hall, 10am to 10pm For info: 20077927

Santa in town MEMBERS of the Round Table pulled a Santa sleigh along a very busy Main Street to raise funds for local charities.

Tourism bid THE Gibraltar Government is seeking proposals to develop the Northern Defences and turn them into a tourism and leisure attraction.

Human rights A NUMBER of associations organised a demonstration at the border to protest against what they describe as persistent ‘violation of human rights’ by Spanish authorities.


Take part in literary festival THE Ministry for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port has confirmed that following the success of the first edition of the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, preparations are now under way for a second in 2014. The dates will be November 14-16, 2014. As a result, any company, firm or business that wishes to sponsor, be involved in or assist in any of the events and activities connected with the festival, are invited to write to the Gibraltar Tourist Board – email info@gibraltarliteraryfestiva – expressing their interest and detailing their proposed involvement.

For further information on the festival please visit website www.gibraltarliterary

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Understanding learning disabilities THE Care Agency recently organised training events for staff who work with people with learning disabilities. The aim was to raise awareness and understanding of learning disabilities in

Gibraltar. The one-day training courses were held over five consecutive days so as to ensure that as many staff as possible attended while still operating the service. It was attended by

IN TRAINING: Raising awareness amongst carers. approximately 140 people working within different departments of the Care

A destination full of potential GIBRALTAR’S potential as a leading MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) destination in Europe was highlighted during the ‘Meet and Talk Forum’. The forum, at Mackintosh Hall, included members of local transport operators, hotels, Gibraltar Tourist Board and the Finance Centre.

MICE is an emerging type of specialised excellent-quality services tourism which requires meticulous planning and coordination by suppliers and buyers of such services. It is aimed at professional associations, trade organisations and other special interest groups. Successful MICE locations are considered ‘higher category

destinations’ within the global tourist industry. During the workshop, sector experts Gibraltarian Mercedes Cid de la Paz, who runs the ‘Meet and Talk Forum’, and US businesswoman Rachelle Jailer Valladares, lectured on the various aspects that need to be covered to ensure an effective MICE strategy.

Agency. While it was mainly targeted at staff from the Disability Services, it was also attended by social workers from both Adult Services and Children and Family Services and other government departments, including the GHA and the Department of Education. The training was delivered by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), an established champion for people with learning disabilities in the UK and an organisation that has been at the forefront of prompting improvements in good professional practice in the UK.


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Time Out






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I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.’

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British Olympic Diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.

Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher

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Women’s wit

1642: Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovers New Zealand. 1773: A group of Massachusetts colonists board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the sea. The raid was known as the Boston Tea Party. 1799: The first president of the US, George Washington, dies of acute laryngitis aged 67. 1890: Sioux Chief Sitting Bull is killed by Indian police at the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota. 1900: German physicist Max Planck publishes a study that gives birth to quantum physics. 1913: Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is recovered in Florence two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. 1917: More than 500 French soldiers die in a train accident when returning from fighting the First World War in Italy. 1969: 27 people die and 100 are injured after two bombs explode simultaneously in Rome and Milan. 1972: The last manned mission to the Moon so far, Apollo 17, returns to Earth. 1978: The US announces it will recognise the communist People's Republic of China. 1982: Spain’s socialist government opens to pedestrians the border with Gibraltar. 1995: Riots break out in Brixton after the death of black 26year-old, Wayne Douglas in police custody. 2000: Al Gore concedes defeat to George W Bush following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida. 2003: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured by US soldiers.

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.’

Angelina Jolie (1975-) American actress, film director, screenwriter, and author.

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Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. Directed by James Wan. Runtime 112 minutes. Rated 15.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) An emotional cut-off from the past is not as bad as anticipated. Indeed, it confirms in your mind who you are and what your place in the world is. Inherited traits knit easily with your present life and bring contentment. All that you want to change at the moment are certain things round you that have been outgrown. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) An investment made recently is built upon and brings peace of mind. Finances do need consideration but more in the long than the short-term. Much is happening in the background that does not require your attention but, all the same, be aware. Life may be like a game of chess, but this week if you turn your back an opponent may cheat. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You realise this week how liberating it is to share your thoughts and feelings with someone close. It is not always easy to do this, until you realise everyone has them. Some hopes and dreams are more attainable than others, of course, and someone has to find out which are which. PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Time is precious this week because you are in demand. A chance lost in the past presents itself again but wonʼt be too easy. Holding back just a little makes you more desirable. A want to travel could be cramped by financial considerations. If making extra money is too difficult, consider sharing something of value with someone else. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) After a relaxed weekend, it might prove difficult to take up the reins of work again. However, midweek sees you trotting along happily and minding your own business when someone stops you in your tracks. When a challenge is issued, your natural stubbornness comes to the fore. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) With a mind as sharp as a needle, you spin through the week, weaving your own charming spell. A bit of extra

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The Conjuring tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators. When the Perron family experience strange goings-on and are terrorised by a dark presence in their secluded farmhouse, they enlist the help of paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine. As they investigate, however, the couple begin to realise that, despite their expertise, they may not be equipped to deal with such a violent and foreboding evil.




















LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Nights, 2 Gander, 3 Thorns, 4 Barred, 5 Swords, 6 Leered, 7 Wearer, 8 Owners, 9 Neatly, 10 Wooded, 11 Breast, 12 Tilted, 13 Boards, 14 Volley, 15 Bitter, 16 Rotund, 17 Either, 18 Barren, 19 Shines

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Make this a year to build on friendships. Busy as you are, your well-being is tied up with those close to you. Money is not everything.

Your Stars for his role of Sonny Crockett on TV show Miami Vice.

December 12: Jennifer Connelly, 43. American actress winner of an Academy Award for her role in ‘A Beautiful Mind.’ December 13: Taylor Swift, 24. American country singer and songwriter. December 14: Michael Owen, 34. English former footballer. December 15: Don Johnson, 64. American actor and recording artist known confidence works wonders for your mood. Something that you read sets you thinking about doing some writing or creating something artistic, perhaps even a musical. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Although energy is not high, there is the need to have some kind of challenge. With the brain active, it is an ideal time to plot and plan your next moves. Maybe something that has been delayed might now be advanced. You find it hard to choose between opportunities. The road ahead is open. Keeping things simple is best. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) The imagination stirs and the heart races at a suggestion this week. Your strong intuition tells you it is the right thing to do. You

December 18: Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singersongwriter and musician. Born in Madrid, Sanz originally intended to become a flamenco singer, however, he decided to focus on pop music. This change paid off because Sanz became one of the most successful Spanish singers in history, winning 15 Latin Grammy and three Grammy Awards.


are a constant friend, but such an adventure may mean an absence from someone close. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Reading the small print or being sure what is offered in a personal encounter is most important this week. Leave nothing to chance or you could be out of pocket. When discussing the future with someone close, you are expected to take the lead. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Being over-generous with cash midweek could see you making a poor move. Perhaps someone needs to be more hardworking or perhaps less of a spendthrift. Propping up a bad habit would be doing them no favours. There are doubts in your mind about a family holiday.

December 16: Benny Andersson, 67. Swedish singer and member of pop band ABBA.

10-Star Quiz IF ONLY

1. For which 1981 film did actor Henry Fonda win his only Oscar? 2. Only You was which British a cappella vocal group’s only UK number one hit single? 3. What was the title of Anna Sewell’s only published novel? 4. Which British jockey won his only Epsom Derby, on Pinza, in 1953? 5. Which French composer’s only opera was Pelleas and Melisande, which premiered in 1902? 6. Which is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the states of the US? 7. Which is the only play by William Shakespeare with an animal in its title? 8. Which is the only word in the English language that ends with the letters HTH? 9. Who is the only woman to have been awarded two Nobel Prizes (Physics 1903 and Chemistry 1911)? 10. Who wrote and sang the theme tunes (Only Fools and Horses and Hooky Street) for the television sitcom Only Fools and Horses?

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

TARGET: Average: 8 Good: 10

December 17: Milla Jovovich, 38. Ukrainian born actress, model, singer and fashion designer. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) A suggestion made by you recently did not seem to be taken seriously. This week, however, negotiations could be opened. Circumstances change and it may seem someone gave up too early. Bide your time and even hold your tongue when someone in a strong position spouts rubbish. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Confidence in a close relationship should be maintained. Possibly someone who envies your position would like to see discord. A matter of spiritual or religious faith is questioned, but the answer comes more clearly and sharply than you would have thought. In discussions with yourself (sometimes the best kind) answers come easily.

Very good: 14 Excellent: 18

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION vamid, amir, dame, dime, dram, emir, emit, idem, item, lame, lime, made, maid, mail, male, mall, malt, mare, marl, mart, mate, mead, meal, meat, meld, melt, mild, mile, mill, milt, mire, mite, ream, rime, tame, team, term, time, tram, trim, admit, aimed, aimer, amide, armed, demit, derma, dimer, dream, lamed, lamer, limed, mated, mater, medal, media, merit, metal, miler, mired, miter, mitre, ramie, realm, remit, rimed, tamed, tamer, timed, timer, admire, armlet, dermal, dreamt, mailed, mailer, mallet, malted, marled, matier, medial, medlar, milder, milled, miller, millet, mitral, mitred, readmit, TREADMILL

Word Ladder LEAF


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


The Conjuring

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





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Unscramble the name of a famous English film, television, and theatre actor: FLINT CHOIR

Across 1 Having had enough, was unhappy about note (5) 4 A bird has swallowed her cigar (7) 7 African president to supply workforce with New Deal? (7) 8 Rub tea with iron (5) 10 Inflexible outfit I associated with duke (5) 11 Stone thatʼs great in building (7) 12 Hiding in bushes to attack an animal (5) 14 Pass laws about a cent (5) 19 Provokes with sharp points (7) 21 Long story without direction (5) 22 Cast worth altering (5) 23 Stuck with tot holding present (7) 24 Reds die, but revolutionary lived (7) 25 Boss around from border control (5)

Unscramble the name of a famous James Bond novel/film (two words): A SCARY LOONIE FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: COLIN FIRTH, CASINO ROYALE

Play on Words


9 Farm producers put to some purpose, we hear (4) 13 Everyone was in debt, thatʼs permitted (7) 15 Like badly cooked food getting woman in house embarrassed (7) 16 Oddly, I got tuna without a single

thing (4) 17 No man is one, but Man is (6) 18 The girl to have a meal upside down (4) 20 Features about 50 members of the House of Lords (5) 21 Brute in agency, a hooligan (5)

Code Breaker


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 10 represents P and 25 represents X, so fill in P every time the figure 10 appears and X every time the figure 25 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Old manuscript copier (6) 4 Bonbons (6) 9 Element from sea water (7) 10 Royal rule (5) 11 Distressed (5) 12 Make good (7) 13 Carpenterʼs tool (11) 18 Pasta pockets (7) 20 Lacking freshness (5) 22 Large wading bird (5) 23 Stir up (7) 24 Avoids (6) 25 Inflamed (6)

Down 1 Conquer (6) 2 Origins (5) 3 Easily broken (7) 5 Does a job (5) 6 Instalment (7) 7 Verse form (6) 8 Naval officer (4,7) 14 Overlaid (7) 15 Fill with enthusiasm (7) 16 Type of flower (6) 17 Hinge on (6) 19 Unit of weight (5) 21 Separate (5)

English - Spanish The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English.

BELT HIT Answers: A foot in the door, Hit below the belt

Down 2 Thing to alter between today and tomorrow (7) 3 Fear right in the dead centre (5) 4 Transform some money (6) 5 Limit each innʼs brawling (7) 6 A wild animal but itʼs all right, a quiet one (5) 7 Grade old German money (4)


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Tedium, 3 Lambda, 8 Montana, 10 Otter, 11 Torso, 12 State, 13 Kites, 15 Tarns, 20 Ensue, 22 Plant, 24 Total, 25 Swear by, 26 Guards, 27 Ostend. Down: 1 Tomato, 2 Dinar, 4 Aroma, 5 Bittern, 6 Arrest, 7 Pause, 9 Adore, 14 Inertia, 16 Apple, 17 Dog tag, 18 Feast, 19 Stayed, 21 Salad, 23 Agree. QUICK Across: 1 Barracks, 5/24 Word game, 9 Outcome, 10 Lingo, 11 Surge, 12 Literal, 13 Sedate, 15 Shares, 18 Purpose, 20 Recap, 22 Irate, 23 Diaries, 25 Restless. Down: 1 Boots, 2 Retired, 3 Adore, 4 Keenly, 6 Owner, 7 Doodles, 8 Glitch, 13 Sapling, 14 Trowel, 16 Recline, 17 Meddle, 19 Realm, 20 React, 21 Pests.

Across 1 Luck (6) 4 Esperar (4) 8 Clear (meaning, explanation) (5) 9 Corderos (5) 10 Grape (3) 11 Estrellas (5) 12 Tuberculosis (5) 15 Like that (3) 16 Otra vez (5) 18 Key (door) (5) 19 Train (railway) (4)

20 Cuello (6) Down 1 Calcetines (5) 2 Stage (of a journey) (5) 3 Mil (8) 5 Brazo (de persona) (3) 6 Cough (3) 7 Saucer (8) 13 Caracol (5) 14 Jurar (5) 16 Hormiga (3) 17 Bird (large) (3)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Loser, 4 Add up, 7 Too, 8 Battery, 9 Stew, 10 Evitar, 14 Applaud, 16 Uso, 17 Oveja, 18 Debts. Down: 1 Latas, 2 Smoke, 3 Rabo, 4 Actividad, 5 Dye, 6 Pay, 11 Thumb, 12 Rooms, 13 Baya, 14 Ajo, 15 Pie.


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THE massive box office success of Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, featuring a heroine, proves that women can and should star in action movies with the same success as male actors. This week’s Top 10 shows the best movie heroines of all time. 1. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver - Alien) SHE has to be one of the best female characters ever to feature on the big screen. The Alien franchise has been a huge hit. With Ridley Scott directing, Alien would probably have been a success even without Weaver, but whether Ripley would ever have become such 1 an iconic character is doubtful. 2. Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie - Tomb Raider) Lara Croft is one of the biggest video game characters of all time and was one of the first to make the transition to the big screen. A strong female character with dangerous curves fights her way through mythological creatures, raiders and cults to retrieve mystical objects believed to be a myth.

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7. Leeloo (Milla Jovovich - The Fifth Element) Leeloo is a supreme being coming from space to save earth but her ship crashes. Scientists recover a hand and then reconstructed her in a futuristic facility in a humanoid form. Trying to escape, Leeloo runs into Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) who helps her keep her captors at bay and eventually save the universe.


A GENIUS KILLER sets his eye on Alex Cross and becomes his obsession, trying to prove that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Taking a heart racing new level, James Patterson’s latest thriller describes detective Alex Cross, a family man whose family means everything and the love for his children, his grandmother and his wife Bree becomes his anchor. They give

him the strength to fight crime in his work, but a man starts studying Cross and discovers that Alex’s strength is also the best weapon against him and further events twist the story in unexpected ways in the most unsettling novel of James Patterson’s career. When Cross’s family falls in danger, Alex will do anything in order to protect them, but doing this will be their death

wakes from a coma years later and sets out on a journey of revenge, slaying everyone who gets in her way. 4. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton Terminator) Connor is one of the characters who undergoes huge changes during the Terminator films. From a frightened woman trying to understand why a robot is trying to kill her she turns

ANGELINA JOLIE: A strong female character.


made Trinity an example of creating a sci-fi heroine.

The greatest mind in the history of crime

3. The Bride (Uma Thurman - Kill Bill) The two-volume saga from Quentin Tarantino offers one of the deadliest women ever seen in a movie. Beatrix Kiddo, mostly known as ‘The Bride’ was left for dead by her former fiancé at her wedding rehearsal. She

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sentence. What will Alex Cross do? Cross my Heart is one of the best Alex Cross novels in the series, born by the genius mind of best selling writer James Patterson

into a fierce and cold heroine trying to save her son and the world. 5. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games) The main character from The Hunger Games comes from District 12, the poorest district in the fictional nation of Panem. Primrose, her sister, gets elected as a tribute but Katniss volunteers as a replacement for the Reaping Day in which two children aged between 12 and 18 from each district are thrown into a gruesome fight to the death in an arena where only one child can come out alive. 6. Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss - Matrix) Trinity has one of the most iconic slow motion shots in the history of the movies, next to her movie-partner Neo. The sci-fi thriller featuring a futuristic world where everything is an illusion created from maneating robots that breed humans for energy featured the strong female character, and

8. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson Avengers) First appearing in Iron Man 2, then in Avengers: Assemble and will also have an important role in next year’s Captain America: Winter Soldier. Natasha Romanov, mostly know as Black Widow, is a spy agent working for S.H.I.E.L.D. to protect the world. She’s a super hero and a well loved character in the Marvel universe. 9. Selene (Kate Beckinsale Underworld) Selene is a fictional character from the Underworld series. She is the main protagonist of the films Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Awakening. A vampire woman fighting lycanthropes in a century-long war whoich will not finish until Selene finds a hybrid of Lycanthrope and Vampire who could change the eternal war. 10. Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron - Aeon Flux) A virus wiped out 99 per cent of the global population in 2415. Now, all of the survivors inhabit Bregna, the big city, where people routinely disappear. Aeon Flux is a member of the Monicans, an underground rebel organisation which communicates through telepathy technology.

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.



Average: 30

Just Joking In memory of Tommy Cooper. Some of his one liners... ‘Never trust an undertaker. He’ll always let you down.’ ‘I’m on a whisky diet . . . last week I lost three days!’ ‘Gambling has brought our family together. We had to move to a smaller house.’

Good: 38 Very good: 55 Excellent: 68

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 twirl, twirls, twig, tram, trams, trig, tree, lass, lams, lame, lamer, slam, slams, sisal, salt, sari, saree, same, wire, weal, weals, wear, wears, weir, weirs, rams, ramie, real, ream, reams, realm, realms, arms, aerie, alms, smart, smear, smears, slier, slim, slime, eras, earl, earls, ears, earwig, malt, mass, mart, marl, mare, mewl, mewls, meal, meals, mils, liege, lime, girt, girl, girls, germ, germs, gear, gears, gems, flare, flame, flier, fliers, film, films


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Looking after a new baby UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has unveiled a plan for new parents to share leave. After spending the first two weeks off work, a mother could then split up to 50 weeks’ leave between herself and her partner.

RETIRED Bob and Angela Davie, who lived on the Costa Blanca for nine years but have now moved back to Somerset, welcomed the plans. Bob recalled he had to take two weeks of his annual leave when his sons were born. He said: “I think parents should be able to split it.” His wife was happy to stay at home with the children but said nowadays in a lot of families the women have a better job so it would be better financially for women to go



ANN: Up to parents to decide.

We asked people in the street if they thought it old fashioned that only mothers stayed at home to look after babies and what benefits or drawbacks they saw in the plan.


back to work. “I think as long as the child has one parent at home it is fine and fathers have a much more active role,” she remarked. Costa Blanca airport worker Kara Blackstone, aged 28, doesn’t have children but would welcome the move. “I think it would help stop workplace discrimination against women of childbearing age. I have previously worked in HR departments and, although they say it doesn’t happen, I have seen women’s applications not taken as far as they should for concern they’ll be off having kids,” she said. Jill Austin, retired, who lives in Rambla de Oria, Almeria, could see the benefits and drawbacks of the plan. She said: “It is not old fashioned that mothers stay at home. The benefits are that it gives both parents the chance to bond with the child and they are free to make a choice of when to take the leave. BOB & ANGELA: Would welcome flexible maternity leave.

The drawback would be the problems it could cause for employers.” And Ann Corry, also retired, who lives in Saliente, Almeria, agreed about the benefits. She said: “No, it is not old fashioned for a mother to stay at home. But it is up to the parents to decide. The benefit is the father can stay at home, as my son is doing. I can’t see any real drawbacks to the plan.” JILL: Not old fashioned.


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Side-stepping foot problems Estelle Mitchell THE human foot is a complex piece of natural engineering combining both mechanical intricacy with structural strength. Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons, and deals with enormous pressures, yet provides the necessary flexibility and resilience to help us walk, run, skip, hop or dance! In fact, a quarter of the bones in our body are in our feet, so it is important to know how the different parts work together to provide the body with the support, balance and mobility we need to avoid injuring ourselves. During a person’s life, their feet will carry them an average of four times around the globe and with every step, around one and a half times the body’s entire weight lands on the foot, up to 15,000 times each day! Consequently, if the feet and legs aren’t aligned correctly, you can end up with pain or problems in the ankles,

knees, hips, back and neck. If problems lie with the feet, no amount of manipulation or rebalancing elsewhere will work. Such treatment may have a short-term effect but without resolving the underlying cause, the pain will come back. As we walk, the heel should hit the ground and the foot pronate, causing it to roll inwards and the arch to lower. At the same time the leg bones twist inwards slightly (a shock absorbing movement). As weight is moved on to the ball of the foot, supination should occur at the lower ankle joint making the foot stable and lifting the arch creating a secure platform for the other foot to swing forward, enabling you to take the next step. Then the heel can lift easily as we push off the foot and toes. At some point, 75 per cent of the population will suffer from foot-related problems often resulting in pain or discomfort but only 2 per cent will ask their doctor about it. It will not go away and will generally get worse. The human foot was originally designed to walk on soft, natural surfaces like earth, grass and sand. Now we walk on hard flat surfaces such as concrete

pavements or tiled floors forcing our feet to flatten and twist. As shoes are more often dictated by fashion than The foot was comfort, little designed to thought has been given to walk on soft, natural natural surfaces movement of the feet during like sand and the walking grass process. Foot orthotics help restore the natural position of the foot and prevent damaging compensation in other places, reducing or eliminating pain. To address other facts that may be contributing to symptoms, such as muscle tightness, joint flexibility and reduced proprioception, consult a biomechanical specialist. Over-the-counter insoles may give some relief but should not be confused with prescription made orthotics, as they frequently fail to control the foot function properly, therefore contributing to even more problems. If you have any questions related to the symptoms and/or treatment of foot pain please call The Bodyworks Clinic on 952 883 151 or visit www.TheBodyworksClinic. com



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Forget about hangovers! THE best remedies for hangovers are not found in chemists but in the supermarket. Orange juice is one of the best cures, as juices and fruits can mitigate pain. This is so because

Vitamin C and fructose help the liver to wash out the alcohol from the body, according to the British Medical Journal. Isotonic drinks will rehydrate your body. Alcohol works as a

ORANGE JUICE: Full of Vitamin C, which helps the liver to wash out the alcohol from the body.

diuretic and leads to dehydration. Isotonic beverages have electrolytes which help with rehydration and function better than coffee and tea. Milk is one of the many ways to improve liquids’ absorption, also very high in calcium, which can alleviate some of the The project also involves British symptoms DIFFERENT organisations from Spain, of a England and Belgium are working together technology companies and Belgian hangover. on a new research project with European advanced fabrics companies and paediatric Also good are eggs, as research associations. funding, focused on developing a they contain a high amount of cysteine ‘smart’ cot mattress, in a bid to which some reports say reduce sudden infant death. helps the body The project ‘Baby Sleep metabolise alcohol. Care’ is working on an Tomato juice holds a active prevention high quantity of mattress that is able electrolytes that will help to predict respiratory balance the fluids in problems in the baby your body and get rid of while sleeping and the nausea and act accordingly. headache. The European Sleep Garlic, (cysteine) Institute (ESCI), the Institute of Biomechanics of ginger (reduces the risk Valencia (IBV), the Paediatric of vomiting), mint Unit of Chiron Hospital of (anaesthetic) and Valencia and Mattresses Delax bananas (vitamin B6) are leading Europe’s largest PROJECT: are other solutions to investment in innovation To reduce cure that problematic applied to the reduction of cot death. hangover and feel sudden infant death. fresher.

Spanish firm works to reduce infant cot death


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Male birth control pills AFTER decades of no success, a group of Australian researchers have found an effective alternative to the hormonal procedure for a male reversible contraceptive pill. Researchers developed an alternative contraceptive CONTRACEPTION: An alternative system for men.

system for women nearly six years ago, but have failed in trying to create a similar solution for men. Hormonal mechanisms with uncontrollable side-effects or vasectomy surgery were the only contraceptive methods besides the condom for men, but there was no guarantee of reversing the procedure because the spermatozoids flow

could end up being damaged. The results presented by the research group from the Monas University (Australia), proved that blocking the reflection mechanism which activates the ejaculation stops the ejection of male gametes but not the orgasm. “We have proved that if we block two proteins allowing the ejection of the sperm, the

Ask the Optician: What is the link between diabetes and eyesight?

experience this issue get an eye test right away. Haemorrhages (blood leaking out of the vessels) and leaking fluid (oedema) can sometimes be detected by an eye examination.

By Amrik Sappal, Store Director from Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola There are 171 million diabetes sufferers worldwide. Unfortunately, due to the increase in obesity, this is a growing problem throughout Europe and diabetic retinopathy is a common cause of blindness and partial sight. Q. How can diabetes affect my eyes? A. Diabetes affects the small blood vessels and capillaries of the body. The walls of these vessels can develop small bulges (microaneurysms) and become ‘leaky’. Diabetic changes can occur in the blood vessels at the back of the eye; when diabetes results in these changes, it is referred to as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can also have other ocular pathological effects including cataracts and retinal detachments. Severe changes, if left untreated, can result in blindness.

muscle doesn’t receive the chemical reaction and doesn’t impulse the sperm out, provoking a total infertility without affecting the reversion of this procedure or the sexual health of the man,” explained Sabatino Ventura, main researcher. The experts believe that this method will probably be rejected by the male population, due to the psychological effect of the lack of ejaculation.

EYE TEST: Vital to detect early signs of damage.

Q. How can these changes be identified? A. A symptom of diabetic retinopathy developing is blurry vision which can often come and go throughout the day. If you

Q. How can I reduce my risk of suffering vision loss? A. The better the diabetes is controlled, the less likely vision issues will occur. However, the longer the patient has been diabetic, the greater the chances of eye disease. Q. Can the damage be treated? A. The sooner the problem is identified, the easier it can be treated. However, even if it has progressed often the affected vessels can be cauterised by laser to reduce the damage.

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Adding up the years A NEW calculator claims to reveal how ‘old’ people’s bodies really are by taking into account their lifestyle, diet and even mood. The Vitality Age Calculator, developed by PruHealth, also reveals the measures that could reduce ‘body age’. It was created as part of the Britain’s Healthiest Company survey which looked at employee health of nearly 10,000 people. The survey found that one in five UK workers were found to have a Vitality Age more than eight years older than their actual age with many having seven years added for not exercising.

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THE cold weather is upon us and what better way to fight it than by eating a traditional stew? Spanish gastronomy offers a wide variety of this substantial dish, but probably the bestknown type is the Madrid stew or ‘cocido madrileño’. This chickpea-based stew is said to have been created in the Middle Ages, and has been present in the gastronomy of the Spanish capital ever since. Many restaurants in Madrid serve it as a speciality following family recipes that have proven enduringly popular despite the more modern food fashions. The cocido madrileño is also a very popular dish to prepare at home for special occasions, and


Cocido stew to fight the cold

COCIDO: Substantial dish to fight the cold. not only in Madrid, but also in the rest of Spain, each region adding a unique touch. The star of the cocido

madrileño is the chickpea or garbanzo, which is accompanied with vegetables like potatoes, carrots and

celery. The meat used to make a cocido includes pork and chicken, plus chorizo sausage, black pudding or cured Serrano ham. Traditionally, the cocido madrileño is eaten in three different steps or ‘vuelcos’. The name vuelco makes reference to every time the ingredients are poured from the cooking pot. Thus, in the first vuelco people normally eat the soup, which is followed by the vegetables in the second vuelco, and finally, the meat in the third vuelco. As this, almost ritualistic, way of eating cocido madrileño takes a long time, many people prefer to have all the

ingredients served at once. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this traditional dish is what people do with its leftovers. Instead of heating them in the microwave, or even binning them, leftovers are used as the base to create more dishes. Spanish croquettes, cornerstone of the tapas culture, are often made using cocido leftovers. In the Canary Islands, ‘ropa vieja’ is a popular dish which is made by sautéeing the vegetables and adding thyme and rosemary for an additional aromatic touch. In Andalucia, the pringá is made using the meat from the stew served with bread.

The dearest Champagne is not always the best THE price of Champagne is not always linked to its quality, a study by the universities of Oxford and London has revealed. Instead, scientists argue there is a placebo effect with cost that makes us believe the more expensive a Champagne is, the better it is. Scientists carried out blind tastings with experts asking them to choose from six Champagnes and an English sparkling wine with prices going from £18 (€21.50) to £400 (€477) The results, published in Flavour Journal , indicate that these people ranked the £40 (€47.70) bottle with most points.

The participants were four people who work in the Champagne industry, six who work in the wine industry but are not experts in Champagne, and five social drinkers. They wore black glasses to disguise both the bottles and the colour of the drink. Only the most expert tasters were able to appreciate the most expensive drinks. According to scientists, that doesn’t mean expensive Champagne is not worth its price.

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Seven stars for Carme

PLACEBO EFFECT: The price of Champagne.

A SPANISH woman has become the world’s only seven-Michelin starred female chef. Catalan Carme Ruscalleda earned this distinction after her restaurant in Tokyo (Japan) was awarded two of the coveted stars this year. Ruscalleda already had three Michelin stars for her restaurant Sant Pau in San Pol de Mar (Barcelona) and two more for her Barcelona restaurant Moments, with her son Raul Balam as head chef. The 61-year-old has thus surpassed fellow chef and competitor Frenchwoman Anne Sophie Pic, who has been awarded a total of six Michelin stars. Her success matches



MULTI-AWARDED: Ruscalleda has won more Michelin stars than any other woman in the world.

that of Basque chef Martin Berasategui, who holds seven stars as well. “We’re very happy. There’s a huge and solid work behind this recognition,” the sevenstarred chef said.


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Japanese traditional cuisine a declared a ‘national treasure’ WASHOKU, or traditional Japanese cuisine, has been declared of intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). This decision is expected to give a boost to Japanese tourism and food exports. The UN specialised agency valued the spirit and the respect for nature traditionally associated with Washoku. According to the UNESCO report, Washoku is “a social practice based on a set of skills, knowledge, practice and traditions related to the production, processing, preparation and consumption of food.” These characteristics can be seen during the New Year celebrations. The Japanese prepare several dishes to welcome the incoming year, each with a different symbolic meaning and served on special

WASHOKU: Locally sourced, environmental-friendly food. plates. The recipes followed to prepare these dishes are passed down to new generations at homes and

schools, and favour the consumption of locally sourced ingredients while respecting nature.

Sponsor a hen for organic eggs IF you prefer the intense flavour and orange yolk from organic eggs, but can’t afford to buy a farm, don’t worry. A farm in Valencia has launched a sponsor-a-hen campaign to bring the organic food to people. Sponsoring a hen is only €10, and for an additional €5 HEN SPONSORING: For tasty intense-flavoured eggs. per month you can get

approximately half a dozen eggs per week. Hens at Tomba L’Olla farm are fed on corn, fruit and vegetables. They live in a large henhouse where they can run, peck or enjoy a sand bath. The farm’s website is often updated with news:


A shortage of nuts ALMOND shortages in America and across Europe are affecting chocoholics as some retailers report a shortage of almond chocolate bars. Retailers say they have seen the demand for Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate and Almond bar outstrip supply in recent weeks. UK supermarket chain Waitrose has already sold out. California grows around 80 per cent of the world’s almonds and the harvest has suffered this year due to a prolonged drought. Spanish and Italian crops which have seen demand rise to make up the shortfall are also expected to run out before the end of the season.

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Order a pizza by just pressing a button AMERICAN tech company iStrategyLabs is developing the ultimate food appliance: an emergency pizza button. PiePal can memorise up to five different pizza combinations that can be ordered with just one push. For the time being, it can only place orders to Domino’s Pizza. This is so because the website of the international pizza chain reportedly offers the best ordering structure available. As it’s still in development, PiePal is not ready yet to be launched on the market. People at iStrategyLabs are currently working on adding protection to avoid pizzas

PIZZA: You can order at the touch of a button.

from being ordered by accident. The company offers anyone to become a beta ‘taster’ of the device by signing up on their website. Unfortunately, this tasty possibility is only available for people living in the US.




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Stew flavoured crisps THE Japanese division of FritoLay, the American counterpart to snack manufacturer Walkers, has launched new stew-flavoured crisps in the Japanese market. The snack supposedly tastes like cream stew, a traditional dish containing beef and vegetables. The new Cheetos ‘Cream Stew,’ as they are known, follow the Pepsi flavoured crisps released in the Asian country just this summer. Back then, the ‘Pepsi Shuwa Shuwa’ received mixed reviews from tasters posting their thoughts online. But these are not the only odd combinations Japanese consumers can find in stores. Frito-Lay has a wide

SNACKS: Unusual flavour combinations can be found in Japan. range of unusual flavour crisps that go from avocado and cheese Doritos to pizza-flavoured ones, including fried chicken Cheetos. Cheetos ‘Cream Stew’ will be available until March next year.


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IRREPRESSIBLE DUO: John Coster and Paul The Bear. Advertising Feature

Paul The Bear, Karaoke King MENTION the name ‘Paul The Bear’ on the Costa del Sol and most people, residents and holidaymakers alike, will raise a smile! More than 16 years of entertaining with his Quiz and Bingo fun nights, unique Karaoke shows and special DJ and hosting events have made him a familiar face to all. Every week Mr Bear invites you to join the happy crowd at Moo Moos bar in Los Boliches to enjoy a mixture of Karaoke and comedy, with his cheeky comments and enthusiastic presentation guaranteeing a great night out. The best Karaoke singers on the coast appear on Monday and Friday evenings, with the show kicking off at 9pm and continuing non-stop until 1am. Paul is proud to include many of the

local professional singers amongst his throng, with many joining the night after their evening’s work. Almost 240,000 Karaoke songs are available, with songs in many languages including over 5,000 in Spanish to welcome the native locals into the bar. The special ‘instant playback’ system that Paul uses allows him to record singers as they perform and play back the recording straight away. COOL! Watch out for his latest project, ‘JC and The Bear’, which features amazing vocals from John Coster and fantastic music from The Bear, all blended in a three-hour show with room for guest singers as required

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A healthy, low calorie November

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Jilly Jensen, as the only Pampered Chef consultant in Spain, provides very competitive discounts and postage rates on quality kitchen equipment, with 20 per cent discounts on orders over €120 and better than 30 per cent discounts on orders over €240. Pampered Chef products are available exclusively through their independent consultants so contact Jilly Jensen for more information. Jilly Jensen is available via email from 9am till 6pm seven days a week.

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SUPERMARKETS are reporting a rise in the sale of healthy, low calorie foods in the lead-up to Christmas. It is being put down to people trying to trim down for the festive party season. Superfoods and green smoothie ingredients, both touted as miracle cures for bad skin, lacklustre hair and low energy, were popular during November, with British store M&S reporting sales of their healthy eating ranges up 25 per cent on September, while Waitrose said sales of fruit and vegetables are soaring with chard and kale up 32 per cent on this time last year.

KFC scented candles THE state of Kentucky in the USA has released a collection of candles made to make your mouth water. ‘Fried Chicken Actual’ is made from real fried chicken and all-natural soy wax that smells just like KFC. Another candle in the collection has been crafted to smell like Ale 8, a ginger and citrus-flavoured drink that has been bottled in Kentucky since 1926.


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Forget the Xmas gifts - it’s all about me! 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 norajohnson

ACCORDING to recent press reports about Amazon UK sales records being broken both on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re maybe shopping more for ourselves than for others when we’re out Christmas gift-buying! But is this really such a recent phenomenon? There was this kid I read about whose dad bought his wife a spade one Christmas. Worse, he wrapped it up and left it under the tree for weeks prior to the big day, without making any effort to disguise the fact that he’d put some flash wrapping paper on a gardening tool. It sat there until Christmas morning. He then explained to her: “You really need to do something about the garden and at least this way you don’t have to buy your own spade - after all, I’m only thinking of you, dear!” At least she had something to bury him with after he’d eaten the poisoned prawn cocktail.

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Which reminds me of other times past. One friend’s dad once got his wife an electric saw. To this day I'm amazed they didn’t have a repeat of the Texas chainsaw massacre. Another friend’s dad bought his wife a rolling pin as a hint. Mistake, in more ways than one. Although I’m not sure that tops the time my own father came home with a Dyson for Mum on her birthday. Or these Dear Santa letters from hopeful kids: “Please give me a big fat bank account and a slim body. And please, don’t mix those two up like you did last year!”

Or perhaps an electric saw?

“Please text my dad - he has my whole list.” “And if you bring presents, bring batteries!” Or the case of my best friend’s motherin-law who once gave her a blouse that she’d bought much earlier that year on holiday in Spain. The blouse itself was OK, although neither her style nor size, and had evidently come from a range of clothing for the much fuller-figured lady. I don’t recall what the name of the original Spanish range was but the label read ‘Fat Beauty.’ She’s received M&S vouchers ever since.

PS Just heard on the radio this morning about the husband who’s bought his Mrs a set of windscreen wipers! Oh, err! Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon (€0.89;£0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca

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Wet weather, boats and bilges PHOTO: Clarke Beek Sailfeed.

By Pete Woodall


heir catch phrase is: ‘any boat, any waters, any use, anywhere’. Any waters? Nothing to worry about then, except perhaps rain. Even with an Edward William Marine Services insurance policy owners still have the responsibility to maintain their boats properly even if they go away. The best of boats will go down if enough rainwater gets into them. With the unpredictable Mediterranean wet weather surely on its way, it’s time to give a little thought to your automatic bilge pumps and more importantly the batteries that run them. Simple formula, if the battery packs up, the pump packs in and should it rain very heavily your boat could go down. Take a moment before the festive season gets under way to have a peek at your pumps and batteries, clean up the pumps and terminals, replace the batteries if needed.

GOING DOWN: Don’t let the unpredictable wet weather sink your boat. With the boat maintenance sorted out, Edward William Marine Insurance confidently maintain that for every risk there is a premium and that all boats are considered and invariably accepted. All you have to do is ask.

The quotes are given straight away; the insurance policies are available in both English as well as Spanish and come in an internationally recognised format that’s not limited to just Spanish waters, a small but important point

that is often overlooked. Extensive experience in marine insurance worldwide means this company is very comfortable with but not limited to - the insurance needs of expats and their craft, large or small. In recent years based on their sensible attention to detail and good service, Edward William Marine Services have constantly made healthy in-roads into the insurance market for Spanish-owned boats. It is a progressive company that looks after its customers. Remember if you’re in any boat business yourself, quality ‘introducers’ with integrity are welcome and remunerated for their efforts.

If you are a boat owner, visit their website or give them a call on 952476090 before your next renewal is due and ask for a insurance quote for your boat. Any boat, any waters, any use, anywhere. Happy Christmas!

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Why Neater Heaters beat cheaper heaters!


ITH fuel prices seeming to be constantly on the rise, our customers are frequently asking the following questions: “Are Neater Heaters economical to run?” And “Why should I buy Neater Heaters as opposed to the cheaper oil-filled heaters?” The best way these questions can be answered is with a comparison. We frequently install our heaters in bedrooms that the customers are already heating with cheap oil-filled heaters. These can be bought from most ferreterias for €60-€80. The customers frequently say: “I know they’re cheap, but at least they take the chill off.” Many of the ‘cheap’ heaters that we remove are 2.5 Kilowatts. An Iberdrola customer will be paying 45 cents/hour to run it. For 45 cents an hour I would expect better results than “Just take the chill off.” The Neater Heater that we


SLIM-LINE: Neaters Heaters are elegant and economical. replace it with is often only 800 watts and costs, at the most, 15 cents/hour to run. The real cost of the Neater Heater will be less because the efficient element will raise the air temperature to a point where the thermostat will turn off the heater. This action will reduce the consumption. Many of the cheap oil-filled radiators don’t even have a thermostat!

What I am about to prove with boring figures and numbers can be summed up in the following statement: It can be as cheap to pay a bit more up front for a Neater Heater and run it for TWO winters, than to pay less for a ‘cheap’ oil-filled heater and run that for only one winter! There, I’ve said it! Now I’ll prove it. All the following costs include IVA at 21 per cent.

I haven’t even included the reductions in the running cost of the Neater Heater caused by the efficiency of the stateof-the-art element in conjunction with the sensitive thermostat. But that’s a story for another day. Unfortunately, there is a cost implication to all heating in Spain, as the general lack of insulation in buildings causes all heating to have to work hard. All the more reason, therefore, for you to choose your heaters wisely and base your choice on their performance against cost. We know Neater Heaters aren’t

the cheapest electric heaters, but we firmly believe that they are the best value-for-money option in their class. Neater Heaters are pleased to announce the opening of three new outlets: Malaga Relocations, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol Almeria Relocations, Roquetas de Mar, Almeria Lifestyle Enclosures, Antas, Almeria. Lifestyle are replacing the retiring Eileen are Pete from Iron Art in Antas and we would like to wish them all the best for the future and for all their hard work over the last three years. Heaters also available for purchase at our online shop with free home delivery WWW.NEATERHEATER.ES OR Tel. 634 312 171


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Make your apartment terrace more colourful and productive

Dick Handscombe

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


INCE the publication of Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style three years ago, it has been encouraging to see more and more apartment dwellers make their terraces and balconies greener, more colourful and perfumed, and more productive. The latter by setting up useful herb, vegetable and fruit gardens in containers. The wide range of styles, sizes and colours of containers, and the offer of better compost ranges by many garden centres, has simplified doing so especially if awnings and blinds are installed to protect plants from the hottest summer and low winter suns. As your 2014 New Year resolution, how about considering growing herbs in a

PRACTICAL: Herbs grown in a window box. window box, living well from one square metre, or planting a fantastic petunia display for next summer? It is such a pity that so many apartment blocks look cold and unattractive to residents, passers-by and potential buyers.

Although still few and far between it is gratifying to see that some architects are now building ‘green’ apartment blocks so that every owner has prebuilt planters and in some cases all planted up before they move in. Your own efforts could be an

enthralling and interesting hobby and add value to your apartment. In addition, if residents’ associations encouraged such actions, the attractiveness and value of the entire block would improve as well as the environment of the area. The carbon footprint of the block would be reduced with the right plantings and trees to cut pollution from traffic and microwaves. It is not too late for you to brighten up your own terraces and balconies or do so for an ageing friend as a Christmas present! If you need inspiration and are in London over Christmas visit the Spanish Garden on top of the Virgin Building in Kensington. How come an Englishman

constructed a 5,000-squaremetre Spanish garden on a rooftop with a metre and more of topsoil in the 1930s? While we worry about carrying up a few pots, a bag of compost and a few plants! Even window boxes on railings planted with poinsettias, heathers, pansies, cyclamens, azaleas, cotons or kalenchoas during the next week would add Christmas cheer. There are hundreds of other ideas in our book Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style, which is easily obtainable from Santana or Amazon Books. Happy Christmas plantings!

©Dick Handscombe December 2013

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Depend on quality and durability from EVO-IMPORT


VO-IMPORT has been stablished in Spain since 2006, importing the finest Nordic wooden furniture and heating

systems. A large part of what makes EVO-IMPORT so special is the care they take in offering the best quality

materials with no match in durability. EVO-IMPORT only collaborates with the best manufacturers, with the highest certificates in security and endurance. You can find brands like Altro Fuoco, Brunner, Unidrain, Ecofurn, Hukka, Sommerhuber and Ikikiuas within their product range. There is a common belief that it is better to work with regular or low cost materials when building a home rather than use top-

notch quality materials. A regular home in Spain might need renovations or repairs within the first years, but EVOIMPORT have been using the same installations they built into their homes 30 years ago and still not a single repair is needed. That’s quality! EVO-IMPORT has an extensive catalogue with products of different price ranges but all of high quality. You can find Hukka and Ecofurn products of unbelievable quality and performance, which are all great value for money. If you’re thinking about using a healthy and durable ecological heating system in your home, Altro Fuoco offers bioethanol burners, which have the KIWA certificate, meaning they are the most secure burners in the world.

NORDIC FLAIR: Top quality products. Altro Fuoco burners are small, don’t need installation and can be used anywhere in your house, as they don’t produce smoke or smell. Designed by professional architects, they can be tailor-made to suit individual taste. EVO-IMPORT’s pilot show house ‘Villa Sueño’ created by Celog Houses, has been built with these quality materials, showcasing a

beautiful design with walls covered by 145mm ecological recycled non burning insulation, air systems with heating and cooling, central vacuum cleaner, windows that reflect 70 per cent of the heat back, and a Brunner fireplace that heats water. EVO-IMPORT also sells water and electrical floor heating systems. The water system has been installed in houses in Finland from 1986, with still no need for a single repair service. With EVO-IMPORT, you can depend on durability and environmentallyfriendly products. Buy once, buy quality and you will spend less money and time in the long term. More information: Tel: 670 508 958



Jack Gaioni

Consider This US citizen Jack is spending the first years of his retirement in Almeria. His articles have been published in Spain and the US.


AST month, the Spanish government summoned the American ambassador to answer allegations that the US had collected data on more than 60 million Spanish phone calls. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy responded by saying: “Spying activities are not proper among partner countries and allies.” Foreign Minister Jose Manuel GarciaMargallo followed that: “If true, these allegations threaten the climate of trust between Spain and its close ties to the United States.” James Costos, the American Ambassador, responded by saying that the electronic spying was originally collected by Spanish intelligence officials and then was ‘shared’ with the US. Espionage and spying is not something one usually associates when assessing the friendly relationship between the Spain and the US. Yet cloak and dagger spying between the two nations does indeed have a history. Consider the late 18th century saga of Kentucky Governor James Wilkerson and Spanish colonial Governor Esteban Rodriquez Miro... In the late 1700s, in an area now known as Kentucky, lie the wild, western-most

Spying amongst friends? extremes of the US. The infant nation had just wrested independence from mother country England. As a result, British influence was greatly diminished as had French influence only a few decades earlier. Spain’s presence in the area, albeit weakened and decentralised, was restricted to Florida, Louisiana and control of the strategic Mississippi River. The river, then as now, was a vital system of transportation, especially river-boat commerce. Geographically, Kentucky has a strategic position at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. However, Kentucky was either blocked from using the river or required to pay the extremely heavy tariffs required by Spanish authorities. In May of 1785, the Kentucky territorial governor, James Wilkerson, took a trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans to meet the Spanish governor, Esteban Rodriquez Miro. The meeting was clandestine in nature. In what was to become known as ‘The Spanish Conspiracy’, Wilkerson managed to convince Miro to allow Kentucky a favourable trading monopoly on the


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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Ohio River and Louisville skyline, KY, circa 1990.

Clock Tower in the centre of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Mississippi. In return, Wilkerson promised to promote Spanish interests in America’s westward expansion. Wilkerson swore allegiance to Spain and promised to actively lobby to make Kentucky a possession of Spain. Furthermore, he was to inform Miro of any possible American land acquisitions that would affect Spanish influence in the area. He swore to commit his life “to seek union under the protective vassal of Spain and to promote her interests.” Kentucky not only received favourable trade monopolies but Wilkerson was to personally receive a generous Spanish pension (read: kickback) of $3,000 per year. Wilkerson, it should be noted, had personal connections with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Wilkerson covertly provided intelligence

to American officials on Spanish military and shipping activities on the Mississippi. Wilkerson had, in effect, become a bona-fide double agent. He used his considerable influence within the American government to warn Miro of any plans for westward expansion plans. Simultaneously, he informed the American government of Spanish military vulnerabilities on the Mississippi River. For 12 years, the Wilkerson/Miro scheme worked perfectly. By 1796, Spain dispensed over $36,000 to Wilkerson while being totally unaware that he was a double agent.

No time to teach new tricks? Adopt a senior pet! 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

THE upcoming holiday season may be an excellent time to adopt a senior pet. Senior pets can and do bond strongly with adopters. Many seem to understand they have been given another chance at a happy life and are grateful for the opportunity to love someone and be loved in return. Although shaping the life of a youngster sounds appealing, giving a second chance to an older companion can be equally rewarding. They like to share quiet moments and don’t chew or scratch everything in sight.

GETTING ON: An older pet can bond strongly with adopters, grateful for another chance at a happy life.

Older pets have plenty to offer adopters, not least of which is love. What You See Is What You Get with adopted older dogs or cats - you will usually know about any behaviour challenges or health considerations before you adopt. In other words, there are no surprises. If you have young children it is important to discuss this with the

shelter and in my opinion it is important to pay a dog trainer to visit your home and chat with you and the children. The senior pet will not need too much educating, but the children certainly will. For more information about adopting a senior pet contact the local shelters. ©2013 David The Dogman All rights reserved For your local radio frequency log onto


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A foreign boost to property market in the Balearic Islands

Interest in Spanish property on the rise

FOREIGN buyers have boosted the property market in the Balearic Islands since the beginning of the financial crisis, according to the General Council of Public Notaries. Figures have doubled in five years, with German, Nordic and Russian people buying the most. In 2008, with the first signs of economic crisis, a total of 1,642 houses were sold to foreign buyers on the islands. Sales have increased ever since and reached a total of 3,571 houses sold in 2012. This tendency started when the financial crisis arrived in the Balearic Islands and has been present in statistics ever since. In fact, in 2008 the buying and selling of houses fell by 41 per cent in relation to 2007 but from that moment on sales have not stopped increasing. Thus, in 2009 foreign buyers bought 2,279 houses on the islands, a 38.8 per cent increase in relation to 2008. Foreign buyers bought

TO say that the Spanish property market has experienced a turbulent few years would be a bit of an understatement. But confidence appears to be returning at last with British buyers returning in their droves. In November alone, Spain has so far accounted for 43 per cent of enquiries received at Conti, overseas mortgage specialists That is higher than any other country including France. The story was similar in September and October, with Spain outperforming any other destination. Clare Nessling, director at Conti, says: “This is the first time since 2008 that Spain has accounted for so many of our enquiries over so many months. It was very popular over the summer period, but there’s been a definite shift over the last six weeks in particular”.

MARKET BOOST: Houses bought by foreign people have doubled in five years. another 2,721 houses in 2010, 3,045 in 2011 and 3,571 in 2012. The most important tourist market in the Balearic Islands, the German, is the one responsible for the biggest number of buying and selling operations over those years, according to the General Council for Public Notaries. More than a third of the

Second-hand property cheaper than last year SECOND-HAND property prices in Spain registered a year-on-year decrease of 8.3 per cent in the month of November, property website claims. The average price of second-hand homes in Spain was of €1,659 per m2 in November, 0.6 per cent less in relation to October and 8.3 per cent less in comparison with the same month last year. By regions, the five Spanish provinces where prices dropped the most in November were Toledo and Almeria (both with a decrease of 1.3 per cent), La Rioja (1.1 per cent), and Navarra and Guadalajara (1 per cent each). On the other hand, Orense ranks as the region where prices increased the most in November with a 0.5 per cent rise. This province is followed by Cuenca, Teruel and Castellon with prices increasing 0.3 per cent each, and Lugo with a 0.2 per cent price increase.

apartments sold on the islands have been to German buyers. In 2008 German buyers only bought 396 houses, whereas in 2012 they bought 1,303. A similar situation can be seen in relation to Swedish buyers. In 2012 Swedish buyers bought six times more houses than in 2008 - from 28 to 168. Likewise, Russian buyers are

also giving a boost to the Balearic Islands’ property market. In 2012 they bought two times more houses than in 2008, that is, 86 houses. On a less positive note, sales to British buyers have hardly increased. In 2008, 557 homes were sold to Britons compared to 627 in 2012, an increase of only 12.5 per cent.


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Don’t take a risk by skimping on travel cover David Deverson

GLOBELINK INTERNATIONAL Insurance correspondent


olidays are sacred, not least to us Brits. A recent travel industry survey showed that most of us would sooner economise on gadgets, home improvements or eating out, than cut back on our well-earned breaks. We’re taking longer holidays, even if that means cutting back on the number of trips we make. What’s more, we don’t mind splashing out on the extras that help turn a ‘ho-hum’ holiday into the stuff of memories. Travel companies have woken up to that fact, and many now let you tailor your trip with special add-ons. A mini-cruise here, a scenic train journey there, and it can soon add up to a sizeable splurge. Whether you’re travelling under your own steam or on a package, the chances are you’ll be paying upfront... with more at stake if anything goes wrong. Suppose you’re

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ARCHITECTS PROJECTS, constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licenses & legalizations. cheda 680 700 430 (216549)


SOLAR BLINDS SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal for large glazed areas to reflect heat / glare and stop furniture fading and still keep the view. SAVE HEAT IN THE WINTER TOO improve your living environment. Tel Ian 958 496 571 / 644 546 176 (207469)

BUILDING SERVICES PROPERTY MAINTENANCE British plastering ,renovating , drylining, tiling, painting, kitchens, bathrooms, decked areas, fencing, remote locations, coast, 7 day week 634 338 207 (215335)

CONCRETE building services, concrete structures, concrete walls, concrete pools, call Olof - 607 400 406 (202769)


JIM’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS. bathrooms / kitchen reforms, repairs, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling, maintenance. Give us a call no job too small. 692 207 799 / 645 559 423


PH BUILDERS. Full or Part Reforms. Bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, tiling, electrics and more. Tel 600 204 433 (217676)

SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new / second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233

SMALL SKIPS FOR HIRE, we cover Calahonda to Duquesa Clearflow Group. Tel. 630 200 600 or 616 456 601 (217673)


SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www.swinglescasas. com for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (202607) Professional home builders in Spain since 2003. You choose the design - we do the rest. Tel 952 472 283 CONCRETE Ozbuild specialist imprinted concrete. Reseals, brickwork, tiling, plastering, screeding. 10 years coast/campo. Competitive prices, quality finish. 952 426 074 / 606 745 920 Quote EWN when calling. (216599) GENERAL BUILDER. Tiling, plastering, painting, electrician, plumber, carpentry. Reasonable prices. 635 913 885 (References available)

DAMP PROOFING DAMP. Water penetration and humidity problems solved. Qualified technicians, architect led certified company. Tel. 606 101 878 (209630)


FRONTLINE BAR/RESTAURANT FUENGIROLA. Double unit large terrace uninterrupted sea views. Open 7 days, sale due to partnership split. 5 star fixtures and fittings and fantastic equipped kitchen. 14 year lease, 99,950€ including all fixtures and stock at valuation. Tel 603 399 316 or 603 399 330

HOUSE CLEARANCE, anything considered. Top rates paid. Mick 634 053 107 (218510)


DAMP PROOFING DR DAMP leaking roofs, damp walls, all mould cured. All work guaranteed. Call 689 515 558

MATERIALS ENGLISH building materials and tools. AIM British Building Supplies. 952 835 172

PLASTERING PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving, suspended ceilings. Fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (207938)

BUSINESS FOR SALE RESTAURANT in busy central location of La Cala, fully equipped, 150m2 plus terrace, front and rear. Lease for sale 14,000€, all equipment included. Tel 676 571 719 (219961)


ELECTRIC Mobility Scooter, ctm. Two new batteries. Very good condition. Tel 952 445 499, 635 671 643. email judgejrs03191933@ya (201731) CD and DVD collections large or small. TC will buy them all. Telephone 652 072 600 (201647) PRIVATE INVESTOR, large cash reserve, ready to purchase top jewellery, watches, gold, diamonds, paintings. Possibility to arrange loan on importance pieces. Discretion and immediate payment assured. Call 603 459 108 BUYS records, radios, old postcards, jewellery and watches. Can Collect. Best price offered Tel 950 325 235 or 636 134 272 (217568) QUAD Bike Kymco 250. Red, immaculate condition. 2,500€ ONO. Tel 600 726 836 (206425) WANTED Hermes and Chanel bags and scarves. Any luxury clothes, bags and shoes. Fur and jewellery. Alisa 637 956 982 (207624)

CARAVANS PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. / info@eurodog. es 679 786 669 / 606 101 807

CAR HIRE CAR HIRE long & short term 607 334 610 (218507) LONG term car hire. Excellent rates even during summer. Quality cars, the best service. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or www.autooasiseu (218544) CAR HIRE. Quality legal cars from 70 euros per week. Call 658 031 285 (201637)

Price per word: 0,42€ + IVA minimum 15 words - Discount: Book 10 weeks, get 2 weeks free - Deadline: 4pm Mondays Contact: Phone (0034) 952 561 245 • Fax (0034) 952 440 887 • email •

CLASSIFIEDS CARERS QUALIFIED FEMALE CARER, available part-time, day or night, call Heather 952 113 163 or 679 462 156, Estepona (206913)

CARPENTRY CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc, 30 years experience, very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575 IRISH CARPENTER, doors, decking, kitchens, bathrooms, all aspects. Established 2002. Tel 952 196 457 or 696 064 019

CHIMNEY SERVICES APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (202354) CHIMNEY SWEEP, all areas covered. 654 184 242 (217737)

CLAIRVOYANTS TAROT Reading. African Spiritualist solves problems - love and business. Tel: Ibrahim 626 502 803


COMPUTERS LAPTOP HELP LINE. Notebooks, netbooks and tablets repaired, software updates, Internet and email problems solved. Refurbished laptops for sale. Web page designed and maintained. 952 564 274 / 677 702 501 (208364) COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED. Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Repairs and upgrades available. Laptops in English. Kindle, iPad & Android help. One-toone training. Also, low cost, reliable internet TV solutions, even for slow connections. Experienced, reliable service. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (216558) BASIC COMPUTER LESSONS taught by mature adult. Tune-ups, upgrades, recover lost files and photos. Tel 626 980 869 (218514)

CONSTRUCTION FOR ALL YOUR CONSTRUCTION needs, new build-reform, pool, maintenance. Holiday rental maintenance. Coast and inland. 35 years experience, 12 years in Spain. Contact Matt 0034 615 309 446 or 0044 01631 705 000

CURTAINS QUALITY hand finished curtains & soft furnishings, professionally qualified, contact Rachel 952 825 766 or visit www.curtaincouture (209717) CURTAINS, BLINDS, UPHOLSTERY, a complete service. Mary 675 813 348 (215855)


SOL COSTA TUTORIALS. Special offer on courses before 15 December. 634 338 024 (207667) GUADALMINA IDIOMAS LANGUAGE SCHOOL. Group/private lessons. Private lessons @ home. Native and qualified teachers. Centro Comercial Guadalmina, above SUPERSOL. Tel 952 883 880 /

CLEANING SERVICES OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard, dirty work, from 35€. 632 569 282 ovenclean (207828)

DAMP Problem!! Sourced and cured by master builder, longest established damp company on the coast. Call Ed 693 859 894

DOMESTIC APP WASHING machine repairs and sales. No fix No fee. Tel Joe: 686 271 836/952 448 695 (215819)

DOMESTIC APP REPAIRS DOMESTIC Appliance repairs washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas / electric, professionally repaired. Christian 608 337 497 (207492)


UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (200771) CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) LEATHER Suites, Upholstery and carpets thoroughly cleaned. Tel: 952 930 472 or 667 430 518

COMMERCIAL PROP OFFICE in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (218633)

CLEARFLOW DRAIN SERVICES. All drain problems solved. More than 25 years on the coast. Leak detection, leak and repair. Clearflow Group. Telephone 952 885 661 or 630 200 600 (217647)


12 - 18 December 2013 / Costa del Sol FOR SALE

ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified, 25 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. Contact Call Ian 650 151 569 (203235)

ALL ELECTRICS - Rewiring, fault finding, boletins - 693 678 980 AN EXPERIENCED electrician/electronic technician. Full/part rewiring, fault finding and maintenance. Exterior/interior lighting system, security alarm and CCTV systems, home and car audio/video installation and repair. English and Russian spoken. Mob 685 222 433 (215370)


FRIENDSHIP FIND LOVE IN THE SUN Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together.


ENERGY CERTIFICATES MY ENERGY CERTIFICATE. Now legally required for all properties for sale or rent. Call +34 627 805 581 info@myenergycer (216551)

GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892

CHAINLINK FENCING erectors, general builders, really competitive prices. Free quotation, no job too big or small, very reliable. Tel: 655 218 466 (209671)

FINANCIAL SERVICES YOU are the owner of a property? And cannot get money from a bank? Contact us! Tel: 952 810 438 or 690 270 682 Email: mtf@bc-international. eu Business Contacts International (215941)


ARBOLISTA Tree Surgery, No. 1 for trees and palms, on the Costa since 1998. 600 260 534 - 952 117 486 Kit Hogg C.G.Arb (207515)

LAWN PAINTING LOVELY LAWNS (Brand new prestigious service). We green your lawn with our special lawn dye. We can also fertilise your lawn and kill your weeds. Instant results, average price depending on size €25. Specialist products from UK. Tel 666 850 328 (219583)



TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (215928)

ASIAN MASSAGE SALON in Benalmadena, promotion month of May 30 euros one hour body massage, all masseuses are Asian and qualified with lots of experience. Telephone: 952 824 348, 660 587 171

BEAUTY TREATMENTS BOTOX AND FILLERS - From €95. Covers the Costa del Sol and inland. 609 347 086. (219778)

CHIROPODISTS PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST Jennifer M.S.S.Ch M.B.CH.A HCPC reg. Qualified 25 years, Diabetic footcare, ingrowing / fungal nail, verrucae, callous / corn removal. La Cala 603 447 008 or 663 516 654 (219793)

MASSAGE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MASSAGE 12 years experience. 1 hour €35, 1.5 hours €50, Elviria. Wendy 952 852 330 or 634 310 821. Mobile service + €10 (216603) Results oriented massage therapies by caring masseur. Private studio in Artola, Marbella. In/out calls. 689 898 529



POLISH your marble floor professionally at half price. 671 244 683 (203209) T1

MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578 Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (215844)

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260

SMALL SKIPS FOR HIRE, we cover Calahonda to Duquesa - Clearflow Group. Tel. 630 200 600 or 616 456 601 (217673)

BEST QUALITY large logs, charcoal and sawdust. motalenia@gmail. com / 952 490 028 (207621)



INNOVATIVE HANDYMAN, contact Jerry 952 113 163 or 616 933 509 from €10 per hour, Estepona

PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 (215793)




ELECTRICIAN fully qualified all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service.Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754 (215839) ELECTRICIAN on coast for 11 years, repairs and installation. Call James 652 023 012 (215819)

CHARLIEGUITAR.COM. Sell and buy guitars. The first vintage shop in Spain, opposite the bus station. Calle Jacinto, Benavente No 1, Fuengirola 622 919 500 (215849)


EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. 952 485 261, 617 065 636. ELECTRIC GATE/GARAGE DOOR automation repaired. Free, no obligation quotation. Call Colin 636 394 641 (217722)

GENERAL SERVICES ALMOST ANYTHING! General household maintenance, plumbing, tiling, painting and more. Marbella to Fuengirola, Speak to Gareth, Tel - 690 841 188. (217669)

GUITARS DO YOU want to learn to play the guitar? Qualified teacher can help you play your music as soon as possible. 633 319 639. 15€ for a 40 minute lesson. Marbella Golden Mile area. (215349)

SKI SIERRA NEVADA this SEASON. Mezzanine Studio Apartment, 30m2 in Edificio America. Two double sleeping areas. Seasons rental 2,500 euros to 6/5/14. Includes gated parking, not electricity. email Tel/txt England 0795 6232404 (201615)

HOT TUBS HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs 691 973 131 / 952 793 398

HOME CLEARANCES WANTED – House Clearance and garage clearance, best prices paid. Contact Paul Vickers, 617 543 315 (207637) WANTED FURNITURE & household items houses gardens garages cleared top prices paid fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (215472) HOME CLEARANCES WANTED. Buy and Sell. Quality furniture. Cash paid. Jeans Emporium. Tel 952 793 578 (217576)


E W N 12 - 18 December 2013 / Costa del Sol KENNELS

MOBILE HOMES WE BUY, Sell, remove all types of mobile homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email

LSM INSURANCE. No fat singing blokes or trumpeting telephones, just professional service at the best prices for all your insurance needs including car, household, commercial, life, health and travel. Tel 952 578 008 or for a quotation (218726) EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to €50 cash back for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email


WANT TO RELOCATE? We can transport your home and install on to a 12 month park from £4,995. Annual site fees from €3,000 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70

KARAOKE RUSTY’S KARAOKE. Available for public and private functions. Tel 611 314 851 (201607)

LAUNDRY NANCY’S LAUNDRY. Washing, drying, ironing, dry cleaning, duvet, bedcovers, curtains, rugs, drop off or collection and delivery available. Avda. Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel (between Lloyds Bank and Piscis). Tel 952 561 726 www.nancyslaun (219605)


HOLA CREDITO. Instant short term loans against your valuables. Quick, easy and always discreet. Tel 900 123 457 (202979) LOAN OFFER from 5,000 to 50,000,000.00 3% interest with no income verification. Tel. 911 280 323 / 602 453 639 / davidloanfi (215943)

24/7 LOCKSMITH LOCKSMITH emergency / appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (93549) T1

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Make the right choice and join the thousands of expatriates who have. We provide a friendly personal service, for all your home, motor, health, travel or marine insurance. Call 952 893 380 (68259) HEALTH INSURANCE Competitive prices, English worded policies. Pay monthly or annually. All levels of cover. Premiums from €25 a month. Tel: 956 795 453 Abbeygate Insurance (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Car insurance exclusive for expatriates, save up to 50%. Find out about our price pledge on UK plated cars. Home insurance from €50. Tel: 952 893 380 (68259)

HOSTING - Carrier grade data centre in Elviria, two diesel generators, multiple backbone symmetrical carrier-class connections, BGP4 routing, aircon, secure facilities. For dedicated housing or hostings with serious bandwidth and 99.99% uptime, we can host your servers and applications in our data centre in Elviria. Feel free to visit us to discuss your needs. 951 055 676

INVESTMENT OPP. GREAT commercial investment opportunity in SOTOGRANDE. Nine offices for sale, next door to Mercadona and Hypercor supermarkets on the AP7 exit. Total construction 600sq/m @ only 175,000€. Phone 0044 7770 885221 or email acm1@btcon (215925)


MISECELLANEOUS WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Passport renewals and all adverts for Euro Weekly News – display or classified. Open 9.00-2.00PM (Sat 10.00 – 2.00PM) One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93 (Passports Mon to Fri Only) Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)

MOSQUITO SCREENS. All types, all colours, fast service. Coast and inland covered. 655 825 931 MOSQUITO SCREENS, call Mosquito Nick tlf 647 072 861 www.mos (215252)


24/7 MOBILITY MOBILITY SCOOTERS, Electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames for sale and rent. Delivered to home or hotel. Part exchange considered always a good selection of quality used mobility scooters in stock with guarantee, eg Shoprider Cadiz. Rascal 850. Sterling Elite xS . Monarch Sprint, Kymco for you. Rascal 388 Shoprider, Sovereign, Mercury Reo 4, Rascal Eco 4. Mercury Prism. Sterling Emerald. Rascal Partner, Rascal Turnabout electric wheelchair. Sterling Pearl T.G.A eclipse boot scooter plus many more. New wheelchairs always in stock. Mobility scooters bought for cash. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. email mobilitysolutionses (203240)

AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804 email: (215768) BRITISH MECHANIC WORKSHOP. Repair, service & ITV to all makes of cars, vans and 4 x 4s. Call Steve 951 914 025 or 605 407 369. Poligono Las Perales, Mijas Costa. britmechanicspain@gmail .com (217674)

BRAND NEW WILLERBY Siena 32m² home sited within a stylish gated community, 45 minutes from Malaga airport £19,995 Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 WILLERBY COTTAGE 28x10 sited in ‘La Serrana Hills’ of Pizarra, site open all year round, swimming pool, only £13,495. Want to view? Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70



MOTORING CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 14 (209715)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done, reasonable rates, prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (208377)

ARE you an expat with a Spanish car to sell??? Ring Robertson Cars, we want to buy Spanish registered cars and will pay top prices in cash for genuine low kilometre cars. Ring Samantha on 952 832 173 with car details and Gordon will phone you back with our valuation. Robertson (The Car Couple) here in Marbella for the last 28 years. Remember Robertson, the family business that you can trust. (219572)

CABRIOSOL soft tops, German top quality, for all Cabriolet cars & jeeps. Professional fitting, repairs & change of plastic windows. Cabrio-sol. 639 580 372 (Camino de Coin km 13.2 Mijas Golf). Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (215464)


MOBILITY THE MOBILITY WIZARD. All types of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and disability aids for hire or sale. Replacement parts including batteries, tyres and motors available. Authorised Agents for all major companies. Most repairs carried out at your home or FREE loan machine if scooter has to be taken for repair, ensuring you are kept mobile. Fully comprehensive mobility insurance for 105 euros per year. Tel 633 127 901 / www.mobility-spain .com /info@mobility-spain .com (219684)

MOBILITY SERVICES MOBILITY scooters, wheelchairs, nursing beds, rise ‘n’ recline chairs. Also a large range of daily living aids for sale or hire. For the best price and advice call Senior World. Tel 952 663 131 or 670 964 181. Visit our large showroom in Los Boliches (218744)

MOSQUITO SCREENS ACE OF SHADES - Don’t let the bugs get you! Available in enrollable, slider and pleated. Large choice of colours including wood effect. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 /



952 83 21 73 608 658 785

CLASSIFIEDS CAR-ISMAS SAVER at Robertson Cars. Seven seater 4X4 DIESEL, automatic, Volvo XC90 D5 2006 momentum (just like Jeremy Clarkson’s) automatic, tiptronic, one owner, every extra, silver black leather, rare bargain. The best 4x4 for safety and reliability and in stunning condition. Owner leaving Spain, only reason it is for sale. Automatic and diesel and 7 seater and everything you could want. Was 13,995 euros, now 12,750 euros. Gordon Robertson tel 608 658 785 or 952 832 173 CAR-ISMAS SAVER at Robertson Cars. Cabrio Peugeot 206 Coupe Cabrio 2007, only 89,000kms, approx 55,000 miles, silver blue with check trim, alloy wheels, cruise and climate control, CD player, 5 speed manual, lady owner leaving Spain, immaculate condition, electric hard top folds into boot, perfect Peugeot. Was 5,995€, now 5,750 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 ONLY 25,000kms, approx 15,000 miles, like new, 2012 Toyota Aygo VVTI Connect, top of the range, 5 door, bright red, air condition, sat nav, one very careful owner, looks and smells new, what a super Santa saver at 7,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 CAR-ISMAS SAVER at Robertson Cars. 4x2 TOYOTA RAV 4 1.8 litre 16 valve. Long wheel base (room for the dogs), 5 door, silver with grey leather interior, only 68,000kms (approx 42,000 miles), climate control, CD player, lovely condition a credit to lady owner, this is the compact 4x2 everyone raves about, be quick. Was 6,995 euros, now 6,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple), 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 AUTOMATIC/diesel 6 seater Kia Carnival 2.9 CRDI 2004 model, only 91,000kms, approx 55,000 miles. Full service history, blue over gold, one lovely lady owner, kept in immaculate condition, diesel economy and load carrier, a gift at 5,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. See more details on our web page CARS, VANS, 4WD, BOUGHT AND SOLD. ANY CAR supplied to order at a competitive price. Established Marbella 30 years. Tel PETER 633 955 976 LARGE selection of vans, including Citroen Jumpers, Pick-ups, Ford Transits and Transit Connect 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777) CHRYSLER Crossfire, hard top 2006, black with grey leather, very impressive car, clean throughout, only 40,000km, 9,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) 2003 RANGE ROVER 4.4 Vogue, black with cream leather, English plates, rhd, 86,000 miles, fully loaded, excellent condition throughout, only 8,995€ 672 550 037 CONVERTIBLE BMW 320 2002, Motor Sport, full spec, Spanish car, very nice exammple, 6,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) CONVERTIBLE 2001 CLK Mercedes 320, silver, black roof, black leather, automatic, 18inch alloys, very clean for the year, 6,995€ 672 550 037 (209777)

1980 MGB ROADSTER, lhd on Spanish plates, in near mint condition, this car must be seen to be appreciated, no time wasters. 8,995€. 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777)

PEUGEOT 207, 5 door, diesel, 2008, silver, very good throughout, 1 owner, appx 50 mpg, only 5,995€ 672 550 037 (209777)

OPEL Vectra Elegance LHD 1.9 CDTI 2006, 186,000km. Taxed, tested and insured, 4,500 euros or nearest offer. Carefully driven by OAP expat, runs like silk and looks great. I can bring it to show you or you can view it in Riviera del Sol. Tel 605 428 307 (215824)

DIESEL automatic estate, Peugeot 407, 2006, fully loaded, inc sat nav, full panoramic roof, alloys, digital air con, immaculate car, 6,995€ 672 550 037 CONVERTIBLE Chrysler Crossfire automatic, in black with red leather, fantastic condition in and out, 10,995€ 672 550 037 2008 Ford Transit Connect, with side door, 1 owner from new, TDCi 200 series, excellent condition throughout, light use only, 5,450€ 672 550 037 (209777) 2007 Vauxhall Astra, new shape, 1.7 CDTi diesel, estate, only 90,000kms, alloys, air con, etc, in excellent condition throughout, one private owner from new, 6,995€. 672 550 037 (209777) 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING automatic 2.4, only 46,000kms from new, fully loaded car, including sat nav, in excellent condition throughout, only 4,995€ 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 2002 RENAULT Megane Classic 1.6 automatic, in very good condition throughout, alloys, air con, excellent runner, low kms, 2,450€ 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777) 2004 VAUXHALL Safira, 2 litre, DGi, diesel, 7 seater, excellent condition throughout, in silver, new tyres, 2 sets of keys, private owner, only 4,995€. 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 CITROEN C3 diesel, 5 door 2008, new tyres, ITV 2015, excellent condition 4,995€ 672 550 037 2004 MERCEDES Verano 2.2 automatic, diesel, 6 seater minimus in very good condition throughout, in silver with grey leather, new ITV, 9,995€ 600 868 056 (209777) AUDI A3 1.8, Turbo Sport line, LHD/UK plates, 65,000kms, in excellent condition, 4 new tyres, 3 door. 3,995€ 672 550 037 CHRYSLER Crossfire, hard top 2006, black with grey leather, very impressive car, clean throughout, only 40,000km, 9,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) 2003 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.7 DTI, diesel, 3 door in good condition throughout, new ITV, a cheap p/x bargain, 1,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) AUTOMATIC 2004, Peugeot 307, 1.6 automatic, I owner from new with full service history, excellent condition throughout 4,995€ 672 550 037 VARIOUS CARS available, lhd, rhd, 4x4s, automatic, manual, petrol & diesels from €1,000 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 / 600 868 056 (209777)

MINI COOPER CHECKMATE 2006, 101,000km.7,595 euros. If you are looking to buy a mini in excellent condition, then look no further! This example is all but in mint condition, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Metallic blue with silver roof and mirrors. Alloy wheels, 1/2 leather, air conditioning, electric windows. To avoid disappointment, contact Stephen Paul on 680 799 231 or (219685) MERCEDES SLK 320, 2001 black FSH, 100,000km, all extras, LHD Spanish regsitered, debt free, ITV, €7,900 ono. Tel 0044 7850 746171 BILL BRADY CARS has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1986, in which time he has helped thousands of expatriates to buy or sell their quality used Spanish cars and also keeping all the documentation simple so you understand all that is going on (which is important). You can contact Bill direct on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or (215826) MASSIVE DISCOUNT RANGE ROVER Sport (diesel) automatic HSE. TDV8 2007 metallic midnight blue, cream leather, sat/nav. This jeep is immaculate with only 146,000klm (91,000mls). Service history, parking sensors and lots more, look at this bargain, WAS 27,995€. NOW ONLY 24,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady (215826) MOTOR-HOME Benimar Sport 300 2009 Mdl. Ford Transit 2.2 TDCI,130.HP,CV. only 59’000 Klm (37’000 Mls.) 6 berth 6 belted seats Air-Conditioned, full central heating, Alarm, rear view camera, shower, toilet, 120 Ltr. water tank, 3 gas hob, fridge/freezer, DVD. This camper is immaculate has to be seen at this low price of only 28’995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (215826) VW POLO 1.4, 5 door 2010/11 metallic gunmetal grey, alloy wheels, looks fantastic, bought from main dealer, Sara Motors, leaving Spain, hence this bargain at only 7,995€, 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 AUTOMATIC Peugeot 2007 Sport 1.6 inj, 5 door 2008, only 24,000klm (16,000mls), full service history, alloy wheels, from private owner, sunburst red, a very scarce small automatic, yes it’s only 6,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (215826) COMING SOON BMW X-1 automatic/diesel S/Drive 2.0ltr 2011 new shape, one private owner, full service history, only 33,000klm (20,000mls), bought from main dealer Marbella, metallic black, tan leather, save a fortune on my price. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (215826)

12 - 18 December 2013 / Costa del Sol FIAT Grande Punto 2007. All extras. ITV. 3,450€ including transfer and payment options. 634 029 878 (206428) RENT to own your next car, modern, well maintained quality cars, all inclusive rates. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or www.autooasi (218544) MAZDA 5, 2.0 Sportive, 7 seater, silver, very good condition. €6,250 Tel 952 668 342 (217572) 2011 PEUGEOT 308 SW AUTOMATIC 1-6 Diesel (stop/start) 1 owner 11,500km 5/6/7 seater AS NEW 14,500 - 637 157 397 (207670) ALL VEHICLE’S PURCHASED WITH OR WITHOUT PAPER’S FREE COLLECTION 652 031 436 (201684)

INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259) MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (200726)

MECHANICS BRITISH MOBILE MECHANICS. Fully qualified, home visits, reasonable prices and repairs for all cars. ITV’s €80 we come to you. 951 400 189 695 913 592 (207809) MOBILE MECHANIC will come to your home or work. Servicing, repairs, ITVs & diagnostics. Call Mick on 617 553 072 (218685) BRITISH MECHANIC WORKSHOP. Repair, service & ITV to all makes of cars, vans and 4 x 4s. Call Steve 951 914 025 or 605 407 369. Poligono Las Perales, Mijas Costa. britmechanicspain@gmail .com (217674)

REPAIRS AUTO ELECTRICAL Specialist. Over 30 years experience. Cars, commercials & boats. Latest diagnostic equipment. Petrol / diesel fuel injection problems solved. No job too small. Tel: 647 289 753 (219845)

I BUY ANY CAR. 602 533 508 (218504) WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (216632) CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN AND UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (101382) CARS wanted, we buy any car, UK plated, embargo cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, campervans, lorries, etc etc, for quick decision call now. 600 868 056 fivepeastrad (209777)



SANDTEX and Crown paint. AIM British Building Supplies. 952 835 172 (219893) PAINTING & DECORATING guaranteed quality and a good price, OAP rates, call Roger 633 382 262

PERSONAL EXPERIENCED attractive elderly male seeks female with masochistic sensuous needs, for long term friends with benefits relationship. (201622)


CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837 (101382) CARS WANTED. All registration numbers, any age, runners/non runners, finance, embargoes, no problem, 687 049 592 or 622 156 022 (216552) CAR’S VAN’S ANY REGISTRATION WANTED TOP PRICES FREE COLLECTION FROM ANYWHERE 652 031 436 (201684)

MUSIC DAVE C CLARKE, guitarist, vocalist, pianist, ex-Cunard. Specialising in popular Spanish guitar. Available solo or combo. Parties/weddings/class restaurants, dinner dances. Huge repertoire. Details 687 627 434 (219675)

NAUTICAL 12 MTR BERTH in Puerto Banus available to rent, €6,000pa. 15 MTR BERTH in Estepona Marine for sale, very good position for sail boats, also DEEP. €45,000. Tel 609 044 965 (215851)

OSTEOPATH OSTEOPATH Chris Howard, BSc (Hons) Ost. La Cala de Mijas. Established over 10 years in Spain. Diagnosis, advice, treatment for all types of pain/injury. Qualified, Registered, Insured. 952 050 180 / 679 501 367 (217709)


PEST CONTROL. British - Best Prices. Fully Qualified. Bar Contracts. Call Local Pest 952 449 591 (201643) T1 COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee, serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control Company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (209962)

PETS YOUNG DOMESTICATED cats rescued from the killing station need kind homes. Fully vaccinated and neutered, free of charge. We will also deliver to England for a donation to the charity. Please give one of these beautiful cats a home so we can save more from death. Can be seen without obligation at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Tel. 630 197 435 (93398)

FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL Bichon Frise puppy for sale with all vaccination, microchip, exc parents. 653 757 768 / 615 213 090 (215755)

KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved, long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 www.eurodogspain. com (207324)



PAINTER & DECORATOR. If you want your job done right, forget the rest and call the best. Sam “Simply the Best”, 18 years Mijas area. 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (207938) HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Painting/Interior design. Free estimates. Graham - 607 923 486 (217682) PAINTING, Plumbing and General Build Works, Refurb and Reforms at competitive prices. Free quotation contact tel: 625 200 205 (217675)

CAT AND DOG WORLD KENNELS AND CATTERY is recommended and used by David the Dogman. “I would not trust my dogs with anyone else”. Tel: 952 112 978. PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Air conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.petcarespain .com (208106) COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGUNAKEN Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (215765)


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STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 w w w. s t e fa n i e s ke n n e l s . c o m (219547)

PET INSURANCE PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. (216721)

PET TRANSPORT PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: or (200622) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (215263) LOOK NO FURTHER for your pet transport. We offer a service to travel with/without your pets/furniture. Pets from £295 including vet checks. Various vehicles to cater for your needs. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 spainukspain@hotmail .com (218548) ANIMALCOURIERS - A KIND, CARING, FRIENDLY SERVICE BETWEEN SPAIN/UK. FLIGHTS FROM MALAGA OR ROAD FROM COSTA DEL SOL FOR YOUR PET TRAVEL. WWW.ANIMALCOURI ERS.COM / 0044 1483 200123, 0034 635 155 962 OR ASK@ANI MALCOURIERS.COM FOR A QUOTATION. (207561) PET TRANSPORTATION by road. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 (209640) THE DOG MOVER. Licensed transporters. Two handlers, so never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. www.moveyour (207293)

PHOTOGRAPHER PROFESSIONAL pictures taken, in studio or location. Full studio set up, professional lighting and camera equipment. Full location portable lights. Photoshop expert and printing using professional Epson 4880 printer. Very friendly and professional: Isdabe, San Pedro. Tel 952 887 939 / 640 320 522 / 603 251 988. (201727)




THE IRISH PLUMBER FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE BATHROOM REFORMS, ALL AREAS COVERED. 7 DAYS, REASONABLE RATES. 605 206 394 (206156) T1 PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan - 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (209854)


PRIVATE Sale, Town house,Monti Biaritz, New golden mile, Reduced 395,000€ to 239,000€, South facing.3 bed town house.120m² Sea view,H/C aircon Plus 50m² basement washing machine / dryer,shower & toilet/2 extra rooms. Private parking.Secure Contact (206441) WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets, fincas, village homes, apartments and villas. Legal building plots. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (208263)


NEED a Plumber all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service. Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754. (215839)

30 YEARS ON THE COAST. I cover all aspects of plumbing & general maintenance. Graham 607 923 486 (217682) LEAK DETECTION and REPAIR. 25 years on the Coast. Clear Flow Group. Telephone 952 885 661 or 630 200 600 (219581)

POOL TILING REPLACE your broken swimming pool tiles without draining your pool by utilising the very latest in underwater grouting and adhesives, quickly and efficiently. Call Lee at AquaTile Tel. 69 7529 677 (215342)



MIJAS GOLF, 2 bed apartment, brand new, furnished, 2 bath, 550€ per month, Tel 603 344 027 3 BED apartment, Selwo Estepona, brand new, furnished, 700€ per month, Tel 603 344 027 (201668) TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (209777) BENALMADENA Jupiter. Renovated corner one bedroom apartment over pools to let- €500 monthly. Anne 651 036 447 (215346) VILLA for rent. Holiday let or long term rental. Sleeps 10 to 12 people. All on one level. Very modern. 674 675 683 hayley.remai@hot (201728)


PLUMBER: All aspects, gas/electric boilers. Kitchens, bathrooms, repairs & installations. Gary 669 615 334 / 952 576 296 (215706)

LOCAL and INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (217512)

P ROPERTY S TAGING & REDESIGN HOME STAGING MARBELLA. First impressions are imperative! Ensure a quick sale and let HOME STAGING MARBELLA transform your property into a special home buyers will love. www.homestag, call Petra 654 150 670 (219849)

PROPERTY TO LET Properties urgently required for long term rent, clients waiting. 671 093 925 (217721) WE HAVE Scandinavian and English clients for Villas, Townhouses, Apartments and Plots, from Malaga to Estepona. Also rentals. Tel TINA 634 328 703 (218015)

PROPERTY FOR SALE REDUCED TORREBLANCA large 3 bedroom townhouse with parking. 169,000€. Tel 659 446 482 (219715) T1 WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM is always looking for realistically priced inland properties to sell to our interested buyers. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (208263)

MARBELLA centre, rooms to let 671 244 683 (203209)

GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person/teenager/guests, large plot, private swimming pool and spacious garage, quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €230,000. Viewing recommended 647 647 629 (101501)

1 BED apartment, 350€ per month including bills. Benavista, El Pariso hotel. Tel 602 533 505 (201729)

REDUCED. Villa for sale, Elviria. 3,000 sq metre plot. Very modern. Top security system. 674 675 683 h ay l e y. r e m a i @ h o t m a i l . c o m (201728) SELWO: Cosy townhouse, 180m2, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden, car port. No agents. 169,950€ Tel 644 132 738 (217683) VILLA. Half finished in prime location near Puerto Banus. Land 2065m2, built 850m2. 671 244 683 (203209) Apartments and villas for sale at advantageous prices. Call 607 637 288, 952 462 302 (202945)

BENALMADENA, 2 bedroom apartment, furnished, top floor, close to beach, panoramic sea views, pool, parking, 500 euros. 666 517 479 Over 900 properties for long term rent. 671 093 925 (217721) MARBELLA APARTMENT Rentals. Telephone 622 571 040 APARTMENT and townhouse for rent in Neuva Andalucia from 700 euros each. Tel 647 222 295 PRETTY 2 bedroomed country house in Coin. Front covered porch area (45m2), living room with wood burner, American kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower. Extras: parking for 2 cars, fully fenced, entrance gates and a 25m2 shed/storage room. Unfurnished. Built 65m2. Land: 500m2. Price 500€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-790) (209350) BEAUTIFUL country house in Guaro. Front covered porch area, large living room with open fire, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom with shower. Extras: Entrance gates, fully fenced, close to main road, storage room/utility room, pool and lovely views. Built: 90m2. Land 1,000m2 Price: 650€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-791) (209350)

WANTED long term rental, 1, 2, 3 years, 2-3 bedrooms, Benalmadena Port to La Carihuela, first/second line, pool, air con, parking. Please forward details to mal or tel 0044 783 621 6417 or 0044 1384 444 312 (215903)

PUMPS/WELLS WATERWELLS. Waterwell drilling, well pumps, irrigation, pump tests, pressure pumps. SL. Established on the coast since 1995. Web page Enquiries 629 978 801 / fax 952 793 250 (217672)

REFORMS QUALITY professional Polish workers. Total reforms to maintenance work. Andres 687 898 433


NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 (201301)

WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM. Vehicle leaving Spain on 9th / 19th / 29th, returning 10th / 20th / 30th. Prices from £90 per cubic metre. cars £525, bikes £325, dogs £395, cats £295 inc vet checks/travel with your pets. Various vehicles to cater for your needs. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 (218548) MOVING BACK TO UK? Removal vehicle departing weekly throughout the year. Excellent, professional service & great rates. Ring (0034) 665 089 244 or (0044) 01922 682 667 & see www.elite-european .com (93139) 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 20th December. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (218529) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.uni Tel: 951 247 834 (208021) UK - SPAIN Removals. Masses of experience. New clean vehicles. Insured with AXA. Genuinely CARING service. FULL and part moves. ONLINE QUOTES!! UK 08456 443 784 / ES 634 344 787 (207584) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from the UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation Tel 951 311 118. (215477) 25 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 20th December. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090

MAN AND VAN VAN AND MAN. Removals, clearances. Experienced and 100% reliable. €20 per hr. Paul 622 793 989 (208090)

EUROPA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (217512)

MANVAN REMOVALS €20 / hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from €10 / week. Tel David 696 810 618 (208088)

USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (217512)

LARGE LUTON VAN and man. €20 per hour, packing crates supplied. Kevin 628 993 995

STORAGE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (217512)

MAN & VAN, removals, collections, clearances, 15€ hourly, Steve 722 306 194 (215786)

CLASSIFIEDS MAN & VAN Removals and transport, all areas covered 100% reliable 952 816 582 (208360) THE VAN MAN. Cheap and cheerful. €20 per hour. 677 251 025 (215820)

STORAGE REMOVAL BOXES Large, med, wardrobe, bubble wrap, tape, collect or delivered. Local and international removals also undertaken. 952 239 110 / 632 702 306 (44093)

ROLLER SHUTTERS ACE OF SHADES - PERSIANA (security shutter) electric and manual, various colours available including wood effect, we also offer a repair service. Make your home more secure! Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / (101730) ROLLER shutter repairs, 7 days a week, conversion from manual to motorised, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (215944)





ALL STYLES Curtains, upholstery, soft furnishings and bean bags made to measure. Sensible prices. Also repairs / alterations. All areas. Call 672 800 887 or email judein spain@hot (216546)

AFFORDABLE POOL MAINTENANCE - Professional maintenance from only €80 per month (exc. chemicals) Call Splash Pools on 952 591 053 - open 8am to 4pm (217640)



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LANGUAGE SCHOOL is looking for teachers. Please send CV to (215888)


JUSTPOOLS.ES 8x4m pool: regrouts (450€). Maintenance (86€). Coast and Coin. 619 636 586 / 952 472 476 (215296)


EXPERIENCED CARERS REQUIRED! Join our team of carers who work in the UK. Earn from £868 - £1330 for 2 weeks. Good written/spoken English/ British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra on 658 965 204 or email (99902)

REMOVALS / STORAGE Maintenance, repairs, professional and reliable service, all areas from €70 per month. 650 348 785 (219784)

COIN WINDOWS Aluminium windows, Doors, PVC Blinds, Mosquito screens, Canopies, Glass Factory, shower screens etc. All at village prices. Spanish owned business. English 646 066 351 (215765)

CHANGE THE COLOUR OF YOUR CAR WITH A VEHICLE WRAP! Plus all types of Signage & Embroidered Workwear 639 133 135 / 952 796 299 (200801)

SWIMMING POOLS POOL MAINTENANCE, repairs, friendly, reliable service. Estepona, Malaga, inland re-grouts, heaters. 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 (207400) T3


CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years experience. Very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575 (202841)


FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 119 190 (200802)

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SITUATIONS WANTED THE following are seeking work in Marbella. Sommelier and restaurant manager, stock exchange trader, real estate agent and Holistic manual health therapist. 5 languages spoken. info@pmarbella. com or 691 320 710 (206500)

SOFT FURNISHINGS CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or (203210)


THERAPISTS LIFE COACHING, stress, depression, other problems. 24 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 (206835) CHANGE your thinking, change your life. Psychotherapist Philip Jameson. Adults, adolescents, families. 952 789 907 - 635 276 140 (219863) PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl. Tel: 609 503 021 (218724)

TILING TILING AND REFORMATION of kitchens/bathrooms. Free estimates. Graham - 607 923 486 (217682)

TRANSLATIONS OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS. ALL LANGUAGES. TEL. 654 613 094 (217706) DON’T UNDERSTAND? I can help you communicate with lawyers, courts, doctors, paperwork, builders, etc. Professional translator/interpreter, 15 years experience. Christina 607 501 408 email (218731)



TROPHIES LASER ENGRAVED Trophies, Prizes, quality glass engraving service, competitive prices, with 40 years experience. Trophies, medal, badges from 1€. THE SPORTS SHOP, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 473 530 (219732)


SWORN TRANSLATIONS. Reasonable rates, call 625 479 404 karen (207672) TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER/Reasonable rates. Also available for visits to lawyers/hospital and general paperwork assistance. Contact Amaya - 647 403 435 (201605)


MR NICESKY satellite, dish realignment and installations. Tel James: 652 023 012 (215819)


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CLASSIFIEDS SKY PROBLEMS / Installers don’t turn up when they promise to? Can’t or won’t sort out your satellite problems? Then call Steve @ Scansat. We supply and install full Sky Systems, Digi-boxes, Dishes, Sky cards UK/Irish. Dish relocations and TV extensions. For a fast reliable service call Steve 676 533 209 problem solved! (206166) SKY DIGIBOXES - Freeview & Sky+ HD, new, used & refurbished inc warranty from €30. Tel 653 061 472 (216743) WORRIED about poor quality IPTV? Internet speed too slow. UK VPN router & SKY+ HD, Sky on demand and Sky go. The quality way forward, only adding to your satellite system. More cost effective than any system out there. ROBSAT 617 169 792 (215892) REPAIRS – TV’s, Plasmas, LCD’s, Digi – Boxes, Video, HiFi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 Years experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (215345) UKIPTV – 40 + UK Channels 20 + Radio Stations Free 14 day Catchup Contact Europe’s Leading IPTV Provider to Obtain our limited time offer STB €75 Monthly Cost €11.95 Prices exclude IVA www.Y-In Tel. 952 932 266 Quote DEC2013 (201623) NO Dish Needed, IPTV Set Top Boxes only 150e Freesat/Sky uk. Wifi Broadband only 150€ Free delivery. Dish retunes 20€ Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754 (215839)

UPHOLSTERY CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am - 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (215844)

WANTED GOOD QUALITY. Fishing tackle, old air guns, swords, knives, old stamp collections. All manner of small antiques etc. 629 258 280 (219704)


REPAIRS WASHING machine repairs and sales. No fix No fee. Tel Joe: 686 271 836/952 448 695 (215819)

WINDOW TINTING MOBILE SERVICE. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571 – 644 546 176 solar (207469)

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Song g for Seve staging of the last Andalucia Masters held at Valderrama, Tommy found himself working as a volunteer in the Press Tent and word soon got round that he had penned the words to an emotive song which had been printed out and passed amongst both golfers and press alike. Tommy explained what happened next: “There was a bit of a commotion. I

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Having closely followed Seve and his career since the Cantabrian burst onto the golfing scene in the mid 70’s, Tommy enlisted the assistance of a friend who wrote the music and played guitar. The lyrics reflect Seve's career from humble beginnings to one of the world's top golfers and the song can be heard on Golf Leisure Breaks Facebook page. Meanwhile, Tommy has asked “Is there anybody that might be able to guide Tommy along the right path of having the song recorded onto a compact disc and distributed?” Since the ‘Seve Foundation’ is now up and running, raising money worldwide for cancer research, Tommy would like to do his little bit for the aforementioned charity

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Malaga fans vent anger From Back Page made it 3-0 when Tissone’s through ball freed Juanmi for the youngster to fire a low shot home. The Pamplona club threw themselves a lifeline on 57 minutes after Antunes gave the ball away to Torres, who managed to find the net from way out with Malaga ‘keeper Willy Caballero caught off guard. The goal acted as an inspiration for the visitors and four minutes later they reduced the deficit still further with Torres again involved, this time crossing for Onwu to head past Caballero. Any sense of jubilation for Osasuna was short-lived when Loe was dismissed on 63 minutes for a second bookable offence following a late tackle on Eliseu. Nonetheless, just 15 minutes later the comeback was complete, Armenteros finishing at the second attempt after Caballero had parried his initial effort. It was the signal for Malaga fans to vent their frustration with cries of “Schuster vete ya!” (Schuster go now!) as they turned on the German boss.

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Triples a close affair MIRAFLORES Bowls Club held its annual drawn triples competition. The competition attracted a good entry with nearly all the club’s members participating and a number of mouthwatering matches in store, many of which turned out to be very closely fought. In an intriguing final the more experienced team of Graham Rowley, Tony Gatter and Alan Abel (each of whom had won this competition twice before, although not playing together) took on Denis Hanley, Frank Tofts and Lyn Robson.

FINALISTS: Miraflores Drawn Triples finalists, from left Tony Gatter, Graham Rowley, Alan Abel, Lyn Robson, Frank Tofts and Denis Hanley. The match was finely balanced at 12-12 after 14 ends then Denis’s team edged ahead to lead 15-12 after 16 ends. Graham’s team then won the

necessary three shots in two excellent heads in the last two ends to force an extra end play-off. Again, the initiative changed hands a number

Marbella RC look to expand their squad From Back Page team capitalised on.” Marbella Rugby Club are looking to expand their squad for the New Year, anyone who wants to play, support, coach, help in any way is


asked to contact Club Secretary Sarah on 692 061 982 or Seniors Coach Allan Davies on 672 137 547. Meanwhile, the U14s have got off to a good start in the Junior League. In their last two matches

they beat Malaga 31-0 and Rugby Del Estrecho 0-30. The U16s also had good wins 595 and 5-55 against Malaga and Rugby del Estrecho respectively. The U18s had a chance to show

the effort that they have been putting into training on the rugby pitch. The objective was to play as a team and this was achieved to a high level as they beat La Estacion de la Rinconada 141-3.

of times but Denis was unable to come in with his last bowl leaving Graham, Tony and Alan victorious.


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Lead squandered in cup tie

MALAGA head into Saturday’s home game with Getafe (kick-off 10pm) having squandered a three-

goal lead to draw 3-3 with Osasuna in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie at La Rosaleda.

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Marbella defence lacking AFTER a heavy defeat away to Almeria the previous week, the Marbella RC Seniors started well and with renewed spirit against local rivals Malaga. Marbella took the lead


with an early penalty from newly nominated kicker Ross Hammill, which was followed by a scrappy defensive try from Malaga, ending the half at a respectable 6-10 for the visitors.

Ricardo Oliva breaking through the Del Estrecho defence to score a try. There were great expectations from the team during the half-time talk, with everyone

positive and ready to turn things around and go for the win. However, due to poor discipline from a couple of players, which saw two yellow card ‘sin bins’ for the second row Juan Romero and scrum half Roberto Cañavate, and some uncommitted tackling, Malaga again took the advantage to run

overcome minnows Olimpic Xativa - both sides began cautiously, the only effort of note early on a speculative shot from Camacho that was comfortably held by Osasuna goalkeeper Riesgo. However, the hosts took the lead on 31 minutes when defender Sergio Sanchez powered a header from a corner into the net to give the ‘keeper no chance. in a couple of tries and Seven minutes later win the match 9-26. Bernd Schuster’s men Coach Allan Davies doubled their advantage said: “It’s still early days after a foul on the edge of with good signs of the box from Armenteros, improvement; however, left-back Antunes curling a there were no excuses, superb shot from the some team members resultant free-kick over the failed to commit fully wall and past Riesgo. leaving gaps in the Two minutes after the defence which the visiting restart Los Blanquiazules Turn to Page 127 Turn to Page 127

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