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Residents halt street remodelling work


Injured hiker rescued A MAN, 47, was rescued after he dislocated his shoulder while hiking on a trail between the Nerja Cave and the Del Cielo peak in Nerja.

Fire scare A FIRE next to a greenhouse area near Torrenueva Beach in Motril caused alarm to residents on Monday night. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Top beaches THE four main beaches in Almuñecar and all of Motril’s beaches have been awarded the Q Mark for Tourist Quality distinction, issued by the Spanish Tourist Quality Institute (ICTE).

No extra hours THE regional government has rejected a petition by Velez-Malaga Town Council, which sought permission for local bars restaurants and cafés to stay open until 3am.

A GROUP of residents from La Herradura have declared victory in their fight to stop the ‘refurbishment’ of their street. Deputy Mayor of La Herradura, Juan Jose Ruiz Joya, has announced that the town hall

will modify the remodelling project planned for Calle Real to meet their demands. Residents were concerned that an elevated access ramp being built on the right side of the street would make its access problems

even worse. They started a petition to stop the work and were supported by local shopkeepers who feared their trade would be affected. They managed to secure 230 signatures in just three days.

Food processing park finally in business NINE local companies will be the first to move into the Costa del Sol-Axarquia food processing park located in Velez-Malaga. They will be the first businesses to open in this flagship €30-million project, which was standing empty two years after it was finished. This has been possible thanks to an agreement signed by the regional government and VelezMalaga Town Hall. It includes grants of up to 70 per cent of the investment and tax relief for companies that move into the 180,000-squaremetre park. Among the businesses taking up residence are

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three which specialise in avocado products, a food packaging manufacturer and an edible flower producer. More are on the way

as the park managers claim they have received firm offers to buy the 40 plots available at the park. This would translate into an €8.5-

million investment and the creation of 190 jobs. Food processing is one of the most important sectors of the economy in Andalucia.


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Letters 17 €500: The shredded notes were found in Motril.

Shredded notes mystery solved

IT seems a 69-year-old man suffering from a mental disorder is behind the mystery of the shredded €500 notes found in Motril two weeks ago. The man’s sister, aged 67, lodged a complaint with the National Police after finding out about the event a week later. She said her brother had told her he had ripped up the banknotes and threw them from his balcony “to see them fly like confetti.” It appears the man, diagnosed

with schizophrenia, received the money from the sale of a family house. He decided to keep the cash in an envelope at his house because he didn’t trust banks. National Police are now checking documents, which supposedly prove that he received the money in 2012. But it looks like it will be very difficult for him to get his money back as the 66 pieces recovered are so small the Bank of Spain won’t be able to exchange them.

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NEWS Population decrease POPULATION in VelezMalaga decreased by 1,556 people in 2013, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). Velez-Malaga is the only town in the Axarquia which saw its population fall last year. Nazi film A DOCUMENTARY about Andalucian people being in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War is to be shown at the Salobreña Auditorium today (Thursday) at 7pm. Entrance is free

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Poker room gets its chips A POLICE unit attached to the regional government (Junta de Andalucia) has shut down an illegal poker room in Rincon de la Victoria. Officers had to request a warrant to search the premises, located in the Benagalbon road, as strong security measures made their investigation difficult.

Inside they found 13 people playing poker at two different tables and betting cash. A total of €5,475 was seized, as well as 1,199 poker chips, 29 packs of cards and a laptop. This is part of the action the regional government is taking to fight illegal gambling in the province of Malaga.

According to the regional government representative in Malaga, Jose Luis Ruiz Espejo, these poker rooms do not pay taxes as they lack the necessary permits to be open. This results in unfair competition for casinos which actually have to pay in order to operate legally.

Helping out NEARLY 4,000 people were attended to by Motril Employment Department in 2013, the councillor of the area, Manuela Santiago, has reported.


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Stop violence

SALOBREÑA COUNCIL has published a leaflet to inform residents on how to prevent gender violence.

Religious art

Phones seized NATIONAL POLICE seized 1,329 mobile phones worth €116,070 from a Moroccan man, aged 32, who travelled from Motril to Melilla on a ferry. He intended to sell them illegally, below market price, police said.

Charity race THE old town of Salobreña is hosting a race in support of charity Caritas on February 8. Entry fee is €6. For more information email carrerasolidariacascoantiguo

Stalls empty TWENTY-THREE out of the 28 stalls at the Torre del Mar market are still closed three years after the premises underwent refurbishment, local news website Diario de Axarquia has reported.


THE Semana Santa (Holy Week) museum located in Velez-Malaga’s Santa Maria church is hosting an exhibition by local artist Jose Carlos Chica until March 23.

Tourist spend RINCON LA VICTORIA Town Council is to spend €2 million in an effort to boost tourism in the town this year.

Cave facelift THE Cueva del Tesoro (Treasure Cave) in Rincon de la Victoria is to have its lighting system and gardens improved to attract more visitors, Mayor Francisco Salado has announced.


Mule arrest GATHERING DUST: The lost works were found in the National Library in Madrid.

Hidden treasure A

LOST literary treasure from Spain’s Golden Age of Letters has been discovered gathering dust in the National Library in Madrid. ‘Mujeres y criados’ (Women and Menservants) by Spanish playwright Lope de Vega (1562-1635), was written 400 years ago but its existence had been lost in the mists of time. It was apparently put in the National Library in the late 19th century and had been lying forgotten on the shelves ever since, while Lope scholars had given up hope of ever finding it. It was found by chance by Alejandro Garcia-Reidy, a Syracuse University professor, during an investigation into 16th and 17th century theatre. Garcia-Reidy is

Quote of the Week Nobody can be surprised by the decision I have taken’ Jaime Mayor Oreja, former Interior Minister and spokesman for the conservative Partido Popular in the EU Parliament, regarding his decision not to run in the next European elections.

also a member of PROLOPE, a group at the Universidad Autonoma in Barcelona which researches the author. The work, written between 1613 and 1614, is due to be published by Gredos early this year and first staged before the end of the year. According to Garcia-Reidy, the play was bought by a theatre company in 1614, and the copy found was reportedly handwritten by Pedro de Valdes, the director of that same company and dated 1631. Research which has been carried out since its discovery in 2010 has proved beyond a doubt that the play was written by Lope de Vega. The author wrote many works, some of which still remain to be discovered. LOPE DE VEGA: A Spanish playwright.

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per cent fewer deaths caused by cancer have been registered in Spain in the past two decades, according to the Spanish Medical Oncology Society, which reports that the type which causes the most deaths is lung cancer, in 20 per cent of cases.

A MAN, 43, was arrested in Motril carrying 253 grammes of cocaine in his car. National Police believe he was taking the drugs to dealers to distribute them in the town.

Tourist app MOTRIL COUNCIL has launched an app to keep visitors informed about the tourist offer of the town. Available in five languages, including English, it can be downloaded free for Android devices.

Rubbish petition SALOBREÑA residents have organised a petition to ask the local council to take charge of processing the town’s rubbish to avoid paying more taxes. The provincial government is currently in charge of the service.

And finally... PRIME MINISTER Mariano Rajoy had to find alternative transport to Rome after the Airbus 310 in which he was due to fly was sent to Honduras to pick up Prince Felipe. This came about after the Airbus the prince was using broke down.


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The truth finally comes out... EURO WEEKLY NEWS directors Michel and Steven Euesden finally got their day in court to fight the attacks of the founder of The Entertainer, Lenox Napier. Napier, now based in Mojacar, Almeria, subjected them to years of written insults and attacks online, an Almeria court heard. He claimed that the Euesdens had stolen from him the brand The Entertainer, the newspaper which he founded and which preceded the Euro Weekly News (EWN). However, evidence was presented in court to prove that the brand he sold them did not belong to him and that it was mortgaged. Upon becoming aware of these two facts, the Euesdens decided not to go ahead with the option to buy, but not before they had already paid more than €500,000, the court was told. In addition, assets of Napier’s

company, Paperweight SA, were allegedly hidden to avoid outstanding creditors. None of this information had been made available to the Euesdens upon entering the agreement. It was also proved in court that all monies agreed for the rental of the brand were paid in full, although this was never notarised. Napier got The Entertainer brand back, but the money he had been paid was not returned to the Euesdens, who also had to pay off hundreds of thousands of euros in debts hanging over the newspaper. They then had to endure a campaign of personal and professional attacks while starting anew to make EWN the strong media product that it is today. In court, Napier refused to answer the questions put by the prosecution, and is facing two

years in prison for defamation and fraud. At this time, EWN is seeking no monetary compensation for damages. Despite his claims that the brand was ‘stolen’ from him, Napier never took the case to court, and instead insulted the Euesdens, although his defence claimed that words like ‘a***holes’ and ‘fraudsters’ had been ‘misinterpreted’. His section ‘Weenie Watch’ written on his website in an attempt to discredit them, was removed in 2010 under a court order as it was defamatory not only against the Euesdens but also the hardworking, loyal team at EWN. He posted false accounts of their financial status online and insulting e-mails were sent to individual clients of EWN, written to appear as if they came from Steven Euesden.

STOOD THEIR GROUND: Steven and Michel Euesden. Despite how damaging this hate campaign was to advertisers and the EWN brand itself, the Euesdens never stooped to his level. They have received no support from the local press, but have trusted in their co-workers and the Spanish legal system. Although it has been a nerveracking experience, and led to a long period of suffering, they are confident that justice will prevail. More information will follow, but in the meantime, the Euesdens and all the team at EWN want to thank their loyal advertisers and readers, as without them, they feel they would have given up the fight long ago.


ontrary to what has been published on a news website, regarding Napier describing the Euesdens as ‘pornographers’ because they ran the ‘Contact’ magazine, Michel did not say in court that they owned several magazines of a sexual nature, but that the media group had, at one time, published several magazines covering different subjects, one of which was the one mentioned. They were all later sold.


Celebrations for virgin THE Salobreña district of Lobres is honouring Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria virgin with a fiesta which starts tomorrow (Friday) and lasts until Sunday.

Avocados saved LOCAL POLICE in Velez-Malaga prevented the theft of 600 kilos of avocados from a farm, Mayor Francisco Delgado Bonilla announced.

Traffic control THE Almuñecar branch of the socialist party has asked the town council to install an elevated zebra crossing and speed regulating strips near the San Miguel and Al-Andalus schools. They claim 1,000 students are in danger due to traffic.

Fish donation MOTRIL fishermen have donated more than 7,000 kilos of fish to the local Food Bank since a pioneering recycling system was implemented at the town’s port last October.

Free visits ALMUÑECAR is organising free visits to the town’s heritage sites. More information: 958 838 623 or email cultura.almunecar@

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Medical payout THE family of a Benamargosa man who died in 2005 as a result of medical malpractice has been awarded €84,106 in compensation. The Andalucian Health Service (SAS) is due to pay the amount following a Sevilla court ruling that the patient was not properly treated. The 51-year-old man

went to the Benamargosa health centre to be treated for flu symptoms and was given an intramuscular injection in his left leg. This was despite him having a condition which meant he had low levels of platelets in his blood. The injection resulted in severe pain, a blood clot in his left leg and hip in the following days. The victim went to Axarquia Regional Hospital on three occasions to be treated, but every time he was given a wrong diagnosis. considered two years in It wasn’t until he suffered prison didn’t match the internal bleeding in his left crime they had committed, leg that he was admitted to and asked for more. the hospital. Enrique and Leopoldo He died in the Intensive Faura sold a property Care Unit after his condition development comprising worsened. 96 houses in VelezMalaga between 2004 and 2005. But the houses were never built as they did not have the required permits. No money was returned to those who bought the houses, except for one person who managed to recover €4,500 out of €25,000 invested.

Jail term doubled for property pair THE Spanish Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of two men convicted of taking money for houses which were never built. Owner of Grupo Mirador, Enrique Faura, and his brother, Leopoldo, will now serve four years each for keeping nearly €400,000. The court’s decision comes after the lawyer representing the 12 people affected appealed against a previous sentence handed down by Malaga Provincial Court. She




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business & legal

The lion’s share Harsh verdict from Oxfam THE 20 richest people in Spain are worth a combined €77 billion. This is equivalent to the earnings of the country’s poorest 20 per cent, an OxfamIntermon report claimed recently. Globally, the world’s 100 richest people earned enough last year to eradicate global poverty four times over, the organisation said.

“Economic elites are appropriating political power to manipulate the rules of the economic game,” maintained the report, timed to precede the World Economic Forum in Davos. An Oxfam survey carried out in Spain, the UK, the US, Brazil, India and South Africa revealed that most people believe laws are formulated to favour the rich.

‘Bad bank’ MD takes off BELEN ROMANA, the president of Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb, is looking for a new managing director. Walter de Luna, the post’s current incumbent, has decided to leave following disagreements over how best to divest Sareb of approximately €50 billion in toxic property assets. This must be carried out over the next 15 years and despite the delicate health of Spain’s property market, Sareb needs to generate a 14 per cent annual return. Romana, convinced that the bank must tackle its balance sheet challenges in 2014, has been seeking a like-

minded replacement for De Luna since the end of last year. Possible difference of opinion with De Luna aside, she is grateful for his success in putting Sareb’s property portfolio in order, sources amongst unnamed shareholders have said. “It is one thing to start a business, but running it day-to-day is a different matter,” the sources added in allusion to De Lluna. What the president needs now is an executive ‘more versed in balance-sheet management’ but both she and De Luna are agreed that he will be replaced in ‘an orderly and gradual manner’.


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Smoke signals TOBACCO company Altadis will buy between 12,000 and 14,000 tons of tobacco from the Extremadura region next year, its largest order in the last five years.

Hard grind FINDING work in Spain does not guarantee ‘a decent standard of living’ or an end to poverty, the European Commission has warned, owing to the prevalence of temporary and parttime contracts.

Growing optimism OPTIMISM that growth in Europe is gathering pace boosted the euro against the dollar. As news that manufacturing in Europe rose to its highest level in two-and-a-half years, the euro made its biggest gains in four weeks aginst the dollar. Data from Markit Economics backed up the feeling of optimism.

Its January report on euro-area manufacturing output rose to 53.9, its highest level since May 2011. A level of 50 represents a standstill, below 50 a drop and above 50 an increase. The news on manufacturing follows hot on the heels that services also showed an increase in production according to Markit.

UNEQUAL: Financial gap too big.



STAT OF WEEK COMMERCIAL companies in Spain grew by 7.02 per cent last year to 93,756, the highest increase since 2006. In contrast, 8,049 companies began bankruptcy proceedings, a 20.71 per cent rise on 2012.


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NET VOLUME 721.58 75.54 73.03 531.20 465.30 103.56 373.78 225.07 86.05 553.09 1,030.18 90.28 781.74 6,943.04 6,569.53 840.69 3,591.36 316.07 791.42



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NET VOLUME 489.00 1,882.72 26.52 177.97 81.90 38.94 889.27


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SPAIN has been told it is flouting the European maximum working hours and rest break directive for Guardia Civil officers. The government’s claim that the officers were not covered by the directive has been dismissed by the European Commission (EC), which has effectively said officers are just like any other worker. The EC has now asked Spain to respect Civil Guards’ rights to minimum rest periods and the 48-hour limit on average weekly working time, as required by the Working Time Directive. Under current Spanish national law, certain

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Time for a break for Guardia Civil officers

ON DUTY: But for how many hours? categories of Civil Guard workers are not entitled to these rights, particularly those with

command, managing, teaching and investigative functions. Under the directive,

Fracking ban challenged A BAN on the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking is to be challenged in Spain’s Constitutional Court. The central government had decided to ask the court to decide on the legality of the ban brought in by the region of Cantabria. The government claims it has jurisdiction over this matter, and the Cantabrian regional government had overstepped its powers in slapping a ban on the technique. The national parliament gave a tentative green light to the exploitation of shale gas in November when it approved an environmental

UNSPOILT: Saja natural park, Cantabria impact law. There is a potential shale gas field stretching across Northern Spain. The national government hopes its exploitation could cut reliance on imported gas.

member states may exclude managing executives or other persons with autonomous decision-taking powers from the 48-hour limit to average weekly working time and minimum rest periods. However, this, said the commission, only applies to people with “genuine and effective autonomy over both the amount and the organisation of their working time,” which it said, was not the case for the majority of the Civil Guard workers concerned. The Spanish pointed to the fact that the directive also permits member states to exclude from the provisions on minimum rest periods activities involving the need for continuity of service or requiring a permanent presence in order to protect property and persons. That, the Spanish government said, clearly gave an exclusion to on-duty Guardia Civil over rest periods and maximum working weeks. But the commission decided that the directive only gives this exclusion if the workers concerned are given time off in lieu, which Spanish law does not guarantee.

WORLD LEADER: In Spain since 1999.

German estate agent grows 48.5 per cent GERMAN real estate company Engel & Voelkers AG registered a massive 48.5 per cent growth in Spain in 2013. The company has been present in Spain since 1999, and is the world leader of high-end property sales. The value of property sold by Engel & Voelkers in 2013 reached more than €435 million (compared with the previous year’s €293 million). The marked increase is in contrast to the adverse situation still faced by the Spanish real estate market. According to the Ministry of Public Works, sales in the first nine months of 2013 (€25,804 million) showed a decrease of 15.6 per cent from the same period in 2012 (€30,567 million). But the good news for sellers is that prices went up, with the average price for top-end property coming in at €719,759. Likewise, the number of Engel & Voelkers’ rental transactions also increased over the year prior, though the average price was less in keeping with the overall market trend of lower rental prices. In 2013, they facilitated 435 rental contracts with a median price of just under €2,500 a month, where in 2013 the figures stood at 307 rentals at an average price of a little over €2,800 a month.

Pat on the back, but no room for complacency A TOP Eurocrat has congratulated Spain on its exit from a banks’ bailout programme, but warned there is no room for complacency. The Spanish financial sector bailout programme has now formally ended 18 months after it started. Vice-President Olli Rehn of the European Commission, said: “Spanish financial markets have stabilised, banks have increased liquidity, their solvency

position remains comfortable, deposits have been rising and access to funding markets has been improving. “The restructuring of banks having received state aid is well under way, guided by the restructuring plans adopted by the European Commission. The governance, regulatory and supervisory framework of the banking sector has been significantly strengthened, so as

to ensure that the irresponsible practices which led to the crisis in the first place will not be repeated.” He continued: “The programme has achieved its twin objectives of repairing and reforming the Spanish financial sector, and in so doing, helping to create a sound basis for the economic recovery. These efforts have been carried out alongside major structural reforms aimed at restoring

competitiveness, and significant fiscal consolidation to ensure the sustainability of public finances.” But he added that despite the successes of 2013, there was still a long way to go. “The challenges facing Spain remain considerable and there should be no complacency. Efforts must continue to deliver a steady and sustained fall in unemployment, which remains dramatically high. Reforms must

be pursued and fiscal consolidation must proceed as agreed.” Ending on a positive note, he added. “Nonetheless, today we can conclude that the programme has worked. Thanks to the Spanish authorities’ determined efforts and the support and solidarity of the euro area member states, confidence in the Spanish economy has returned, and justifiably so.”


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Wealthy women richer in the sex stakes Loose change A look at finance for females

Jane Plunkett

Women from lower socioeconomic backgrounds were found to be disillusioned with sex for a number of striking reasons. Investigators report that poorer women are more prone to having unprotected sex, so the risks and worry that go alongside this can weigh on the mind and take the fun out of sex. Those women struggling with finances were also reported to be more likely to find themselves on the receiving end of sexual abuse, and less likely to seek help

from organisations that might be able to help them get out of an abusive situation. In contrast, wealthy women were found to be more aware of their needs and had more freedom to develop their sexuality. The security of money appears to have given women from higher socioeconomic backgrounds the gift of more selfconfidence and control to make decisions about their love-lives that ultimately make them happy. All in all, however, the Spanish don’t fare too badly in the bedroom, with the majority of men and women surveyed saying they were very satisfied or quite satisfied with their sex-life in general! MONEY MATTERS: Rich women have better sex.

New watchdog FORMER chief economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Jose Luis Escrive will lead Spain’s new independent watchdog to monitor the country’s budget. Creating a watchdog was one of the conditions for the €41-billion bailout agreed with the European Bank in 2012.

Green light THE green light has been given to the acquisition of Port Aventura and Caribe Aquatic Park, both near Barcelona. Resort Holdings BV of the Netherlands, owners of the theme parks, will now be bought by UKbased Investindustrial and KKR & Co of the USA, after the European Commission gave the go-head after a mergers review. andor/Flickr

AS if women with money don’t have it good enough – luxury cars, a nice house, a flexible credit card and a to-die-forwardrobe – now it has come to light that rich women also have better sex! According to a new report from Barcelona, which analysed the Spanish National Sexual Health Survey, investigators found that women with higher socioeconomic status report greater sexual satisfaction. That’s right, girls, the more cash you carry in your purse, the more fun you have in the bedroom, or anywhere else the mood takes you. The sexual dissatisfaction or satisfaction has little to do with skills between the sheets, but more to do with the amount of control a woman feels she has over her life, and love-life.


Trafico web address not correct Q. After I read your piece about the embargo for back taxes placed by the You and the Traffic Department, I bought your book, You and the Law in Spain, in Kindle. I Law in Spain typed the web address as given in the By David Searl book, but was unable to access the site. Can you send me a copy of the form that you are writing about? I am in the same situation, with the difference that DGT have not yet blocked my account, which I want to stop if possible. L.M. (Costa del Sol) MALAGA: Capital of innovation. A. First, thank you for your letter. Yes, during the past year, the DGT, the Dirección General de Trafico, has changed its system. Thanks to you, we will correct our reference in the new 2014 edition of You and the Law in Spain. If you now go to you will find in the upper righthand corner of the opening page, a box which directs you to ‘Cartas’. This refers to

thousand of letters sent out to owners of old vehicles to confirm their data. In this section you will find a link to download the form for deregistration of vehicles. This is called a baja. Or you can try going directly to shtml. However, you still must pay any back taxes owing on the vehicle you sold, and you must go to Trafico in person to sign the forms. This is the only

Innovative cities of Spain

way to block an account embargo. A gestoria can help you with this.

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

TWO Spanish cities - Malaga and Barcelona - are amongst the six finalists shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. An independent panel of experts has agreed on the six finalists, the others being Espoo (Finland), Grenoble (France), Groningen (Netherlands), and Paris (France) for the €500,000 prize. The money will go to the city building the best ‘innovation ecosystem’ - connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business - with a view to helping the city scale up its efforts in this field. The winner will be announced at the Innovation Convention 2014, Europe’s

premier innovation event in Brussels on March 10 and 11. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, said: “The response to this competition was impressive, with 58 European cities applying. This demonstrates that there is real interest among European public administrations to boost innovation and modernise and improve services for citizens.” Malaga was shortlisted for an urban regeneration model where people and industries co-operate and spur growth; and Barcelona for introducing new technologies to ‘bring the city closer to citizens’.


Looking abroad to survive AS hard as it is in an economy like Spain’s where educated youths are genuinely having a hard time finding employment, my thoughts are drawn to African immigrants I see on the beaches, some of whom I engage in conversation. After hearing their stories, one truly finds out what it means to face a dangerous alternative by looking abroad just to survive. The courage it takes to leave everything you’ve ever known and head to a place where you know people won’t welcome you and where you’re not even guaranteed work speaks to 1) the guts such risk-taking requires and 2) the desperation of the situation one is leaving. Some of them are actually quite educated and if I had a business, I’d hire them. And for those that weren’t educated in a school, I don’t really care because they’ve certainly been educated in life. At least in Spain those who can’t find the work they’ve been trained for still have access to healthcare, for example, or at least they’re with their families who might help a bit. This is not to discount the truly hard situation youths in Malaga face with unemployment. It’s just to say that, if you open your eyes and look around, you’ll find someone in a much worse situation than yourself, which will hopefully boost your optimism about your own situation. Francesca Leky, Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga

Spend more SO the Spanish government has signed up to a Youth Guarantee with the European Commission, to provide jobs or education to young people (Finance, Issue 1490). While every little helps, the Spanish Government should be doing much more for the younger generation. When I left home in the UK I went straight to university, while friends who chose a different route went into apprenticeships. The point being that there was something to do for everyone.

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Love it! FURTHER to Barbara Wicker’s letter (Issue 1490), I feel the need to put pen to paper to fully support her. I love living in Spain. My house is legal, I have mains water, electricity and fairly good roads nearby. On a recent trip back to Britain, I was reminded of just how much

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I love it here! It is still cheaper than the UK, less crowded and most definitely warmer (the people as much as the climate). I fail to understand why so many expats move to this wonderful country and then complain about it. I am sure that if they were to return home, they would be sadly disappointed, although I do believe that would be the best place for them! Charlie Bury, Nerja (Malaga)

Real talent... MIKE WALSH asks for agreement that Lola Flores can claim


escalate any further at its present rate. Richard M.McBride, Benidorm (Alicante)


In Spain with youth unemployment standing at over 50 per cent there is NOTHING for the young to do. Education opportunities have been cut back, apprenticeships are rare. All in the name of austerity. The solution? Invest in the country’s future. It is short sighted in the extreme to deny youngsters further education. Cut backs in education budgets must be reversed if Spain is to move forward. As the country slips down the higher education league it will also slip down the economic league. Action to halt a disasterous decline must be taken now. Christopher Carlyle, Mojacar (Almeria)


supremacy in the ranks of ‘Spanish melodic fame,’ (Some editions, Issue 1490). I can’t do that. She’s good, but not in the same league as Maria Dolores Pradera - whose renditions of Civil War songs make even Edith Piaf sound, indeed, ‘sparrow like!’ John Westwood (By email)

Disastrous policy CHINA’S one-child policy was an economic disaster. The hazards of labour shortages and an aging population have emerged, and China’s social-security system hasn’t been set up yet. From these, the rest of the world’s regimes should take notice and learn how to improve on their own efforts in this regard. Whatever the adverse economic consequences of such programmes, it will be a SMALL price to pay compared with the long-term consequences of the progression of our civilization if overpopulation is allowed to

I WONDER if the Regional/ National Governments are determined to wipe out small businesses? According to the papers the Murcia government wouldn’t pay Ryanair a subsidy for bringing in customers to the region (although they were offering the subsidy to Air Berlin). As a result, Ryanair cancelled nearly all their winter flights from October to March. This means anyone from the UK that wants a winter break in this part of Spain has to fly into Alicante and are not likely to drive or taxi down to this region, so they head for Benidorm or similar. Now I see in the EWN (Costa Blanca South, Issue 1485) ‘Expats could be hit by rental law’ forcing anyone with a second home to licence it before renting out. Surely this will force many to consider it no longer worthwhile to keep these properties on, pushing even more houses onto an already saturated market and resulting in more losses of revenue to the councils. Is there not to be any consultation with the people likely to be affected before these laws are pushed through? John Bingham (By email)

Police relief I READ in your paper about ‘Benidorm bobbies’ patrolling the streets in high tourism areas (Costa Blanca North, Issue 1490) - what a relief! I have an apartment near that area which I visit a couple of times a year and am so pleased to hear the police are taking local crime seriously. Obviously pickpockets and con artists are attracted to an area so full of tourists, and over the years I have become increasingly nervous about going out on my own. I’ve just returned from my winter holiday, and am looking for flights for summer already. Now I know the area is a little safer, I can’t wait to come back. Thank you for keeping us so well informed about the local news. I always enjoy your paper when I am there. Anita Jeynes, Sunderland, UK

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Pitfalls of being controversial... O

NE of the pitfalls of scribing on controversial subjects is being taken out of context. The BBC is a past master at it. It entails pulling a section out of someone’s writing or speech and quoting it without any reference to the accompanying text or dialogue. Well, those who participate in this practice are about to have a field day, because my subject this week is racism, or to be more precise, what I consider reversed racism. I don’t have many black friends. I don’t feel this is in any way my fault or choice, it is simply that black people are more inclined to mix with others of the same pigmentation. I think the white races have bent over backwards in the fight for equality for black people, even going to war for their beliefs. Personally, I am delighted that all over the western world they are accepted on equal terms as white people and have achieved



tremendous heights in our extremely competitive society, from sports and entertainment, right up to the most powerful office in the world. Can anyone tell me therefore why they always appear to be the first to play the race card? The recent case of the young thug shot by police was blamed on racism, which was in itself ridiculous. Something I caught on Facebook last week was exsinging star Linda Lewis, decrying the fact that there had been no black solo artists in the charts for some years. She inferred this was due to race. I suppose it has nothing to do with the fact that black artists only seem to churn out rap or ‘gangsta’ music these days. (Where are all the Johnny Mathises, and Whitney Houstons, I wonder!?) I didn’t hear any

THINK AGAIN: Time to stop playing the race card. white artists complaining when the charts were dominated for years by black artists during the Motown era. And also this week we had the most ludicrous of all. The ‘chair’ incident. The black lady in a most ungainly position fashioned into a chair. Wails of ‘racism’ were heard throughout the land. But the original version of this most distasteful piece of furniture

depicted a white woman. I didn’t hear any racism comments when that was first displayed to the public. No I’m afraid what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and it is high time black people took a leaf out of the white folks’ book and started accepting them as equals. I await the slings and arrows. Keep the faith, love Leapy


Britain being given away Hi Leapy, Keep up the good work with the column! My father lies in a grave in Dunkirk. He fought to keep Britain free and now we are giving it away! I watch Question Time on the BBC and sometimes I think the audience is hand-picked. These stupid politicians keep saying Europe has open borders, so we have to let everyone come to Britain. When he was in power in France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the president, said do not blame the French for the refugees camping in Sangatte - it is your benefit system, it is the best in the world! It will certainly be our downfall because our politicians have no guts.

James Ferryman

Are family holidays OK during term time? A British couple were fined £630 (€760) for taking their children out of school to go on holiday, so we wanted to know: Do you think it’s fair that the family were fined? Do airlines make it too expensive to travel in school holiday time? Did you or would you take your children out of school to go on holiday?


ULL-TIME mother of three Clarissa, aged 35, from Torrevieja (Alicante), believed it should be up to the parents. She said: “It is sometimes unavoidable when you have to make trips for family occasions like weddings and funerals. I’d be appalled if I was fined for this.”


Pauline Wheatley from Villamartin (Alicante) had this to say: “It is the airlines’ fault. It is just greed on their part.” Pauline’s friends, Billy and Pauline Knowles from Punta Prima (Alicante), agreed. They had hoped to arrange a break in the UK for Billy’s 70th birthday in August but they said: “The prices are ridiculous.”

Anja Weisser, a German working as an executive assistant in Alhaurin el Grande (Malaga), disagreed with the fine. “In Germany there is a similar law saying children have to be ‘in school’. But if parents take homework and ensure the kids aren’t falling behind, why shouldn’t they go away?” she asked. Retiree Jean Pagano, 61, in Albox (Almeria), also disagreed with the fine, stating: “With small children I don’t think it Ann & has an impact, Roger though with senior children, maybe it Green has more. When we were young not many people could afford

companies charged so much during the school holidays. She added: “It makes it very difficult for parents to afford. Besides, children can learn so much more from quality family time and travelling.”

Retirees Roger and Ann Green, 65 and 63 respectively, in Albox (Almeria), said: “We don’t agree with the fine, but it could have been for a valid reason. We took our children out of school but everyone did back then. We couldn’t afford to go during the peak summer times.” Pauline & Billy Knowles with Pauline Wheatley to go on holiday in summer anyway.” Grandmother Betsy Brandle, aged 68, spending the winter on the Costa Blanca, said it was ridiculous that holiday

Javier Jimenez, a 57-year-old from Altea (Alicante), remarked: “I don’t think it is fair; the airlines should be made to lower their prices so families can travel when school is out. I would take my children out when they were younger but not at important exam times when they were older.”


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Thursday BBC1/ 4:00pm Perfection 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Hidden Kingdoms 10:00pm Silent Witness 11:00pm BBC News at Ten

BBC2/ 4:15pm Coast 5:15pm Lost Land of the Tiger 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm The Great Interior Design Challenge 9:00pm Restoration Home One Year on 10:00pm Dan Snow's History of the Winter Olympics 11:00pm Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe 11:30pm Newsnight

ITV/ 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Britain's Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm Birds of a Feather 10:00pm Benidorm 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Lying Game: Crimes That Fooled Britain

CH4/ 4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Coach Trip 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm The Jump 10:00pm The Undateables 11:00pm Bodyshockers

ITV2/ 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Orange County 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Tricked 11:00pm Fake Reaction 11:50pm Mom



BBC1/ 4:00pm Perfection 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Room 101 10:00pm Silent Witness 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show

BBC2/ 4:15pm Coast 5:15pm Lost Land of the Tiger 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm The Great Interior Design Challenge 9:00pm Mastermind 9:30pm An Island Parish 10:00pm Natural World 11:00pm QI

ITV/ 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Britain's Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Martin Lewis Money Show 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

CH4/ 4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Coach Trip 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast 10:00pm The Jump 11:00pm The Last Leg

ITV2/ 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Orange County 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm The Bourne Supremacy

2:00pm Sunday •Elijah Wood •Sean Astin •Billy Boyd •Viggo Mortensen •Orlando Bloom •Cate Blanchett


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Film, 2002) Frodo and Sam take Gollum prisoner and continue on to Mordor on the mission to destroy The One Ring. Whilst their former companions Merry and Pippin make new allies in the Ents; Strider, Legolas and Gimli befriend the people of Rohan.

Tuesday BBC1/ 4:00pm Perfection 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Death in Paradise 11:00pm BBC News


Saturday BBC1/ 5:30pm Six Nations Rugby Union 7:55pm BBC News 8:05pm Regional News 8:08pm Weather 8:10pm The Voice UK 9:30pm The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins 10:20pm Casualty 11:10pm BBC News 11:25pm Weather

BBC2/ 5:30pm Final Score 6:15pm Coast 7:00pm Natural World 8:00pm Flog It! 9:00pm Dad's Army 9:30pm QI XL 10:15pm Made in Dagenham

ITV/ 5:45pm Johnny English 7:20pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:45pm Splash! 9:30pm Take Me Out 10:45pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:45pm ITV News and Weather

CH4/ 4:55pm Come Dine with Me 5:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Speed with Guy Martin 9:00pm Bigfoot Files 10:00pm Hostages 11:00pm Priest

ITV2/ 4:35pm FYI Daily 4:40pm Peter Pan 5:45pm You've Been Framed! 6:15pm You've Been Framed! 6:45pm You've Been Framed! 7:45pm Miss Congeniality 8:45pm FYI Daily 8:50pm Miss Congeniality 10:00pm Quantum of Solace 10:55pm FYI Daily

Sunday BBC1/ 6:00pm Songs of Praise 6:35pm BBC News 6:50pm Regional News 6:55pm Weather 7:00pm Fake or Fortune? 8:00pm Countryfile 9:00pm Call the Midwife 10:00pm The Musketeers 11:00pm BBC News

BBC2/ 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:45pm The Olympic Journey: Inspire 6:15pm Ski Sunday 7:00pm Dan Snow's History of the Winter Olympics 8:00pm Flog It! 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Dragons' Den 11:00pm The Route Masters.

ITV/ 4:40pm Goldfinger 6:50pm Local News and Weather 7:00pm ITV News and Weather 7:15pm Dancing on Ice 8:45pm All Star Family Fortunes 9:30pm Dancing on Ice 10:00pm Mr Selfridge 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

CH4/ 4:30pm Eragon 6:30pm Deal or No Deal 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast 9:00pm Scandimania 10:00pm The Jump 11:30pm The Super Bowl.

ITV2/ 4:05pm Dennis 5:05pm FYI Daily 5:10pm Dennis 5:55pm Despicable Me 6:55pm FYI Daily 7:00pm Despicable Me 7:50pm The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 8:50pm FYI Daily 8:55pm The Mummy. 10:00pm The Magaluf Weekender 11:00pm The Faculty

Monday BBC1/ 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Inside Out 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm Britain's Great War

BBC2/ 5:15pm Lost Land of the Tiger 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great Continental Railways 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Food and Drink 10:00pm Horizon

ITV/ 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Britain's Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm DCI Banks

CH4/ 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Coach Trip 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Food Unwrapped 10:00pm The Jump

ITV2/ 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Orange County 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Mom 10:30pm Dads

4:15pm Coast 5:15pm Lost Land of the Jaguar 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great Continental Railways 8:00pm The Great Interior Design Challenge 9:00pm Children's Emergency Rescue 10:00pm Inside the Animal Mind 11:00pm House of Fools 11:30pm Newsnight

Wednesday BBC1/ 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Outnumbered 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News

BBC2/ 4:15pm Coast 5:10pm Lost Land of the Jaguar 6:10pm Flog It! 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great Continental Railways 8:00pm The Great Interior Design Challenge 9:00pm The Restaurant Man 10:00pm Royal Cousins at War 11:00pm Inside No 9



4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Britain's Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm River Monsters 9:00pm Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 10:00pm Births, Deaths and Marriages 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Britain's Best Bakery 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:25pm Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather



4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Coach Trip 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm The Taste 11:00pm Secrets of the Pickpockets

ITV2/ 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Orange County 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Quantum of Solace 11:00pm FYI Daily

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:30pm Coach Trip 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm The Restoration Man 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm Hunted

ITV2/ 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Orange County 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Benidorm


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Rush SET against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed - English playboy James Hunt and his methodical opponent, Nikki Lauda. Taking the audience into their personal lives on and off the track, the film follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory or margin for error.







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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) An urge to get moving must mean that spring is round the corner. Certainly, you are questioning where you want to be in the months ahead. A house move or work placement may be on your mind. At what seems to be an unsettled time, decisions need to be made and worked towards.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Being asked to take on a new and demanding task this week may see you wishing that you had been less visible. However, don't think of the hard work involved but rather the brilliant outcome. You will be popular.

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afraid to say 'no' as and when necessary. Finances are well aspected this week with a new idea proving both worthwhile in terms of your time and profitable.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Social demands are made, but try to shuffle them to the weekend. Be diplomatic or someone close could become irritated. Keep an eye on the small print because something fundamental may have changed in a long-standing arrangement. Suddenly, at the weekend, you are thrust into the limelight.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Career and home are in disharmony but a bit of compromise soon sorts things out. You don't like playing the 'bad guy', but honesty is also important to you. Speaking your mind can be liberating although, initially, you may see it as a nuisance and embarrassing. A meeting at the weekend is both confusing and disarming.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Be aware that leopards do not change their spots, they merely hide them. Those who demand your trust need a cool checking out and don't be

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Someone with a larger-than-life imagination makes you smile but that was not their intention. Try to be diplomatic and steer them in a different direction. Some feelings of loneliness will not be assuaged by working more. Perhaps it is time to consider taking on a pet or giving a current pet more attention.


SAGITTARIUS (November 23 December 21) Sometimes, you find it hard to do things just for the pure enjoyment of it. Realise that not everything has to have a purpose or a profit. Look round this week and seek out something that will please your senses and bring a smile to your lips. Make this a week when you live for the moment and give full rein to your imagination.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 January 20) Contact with a less than ideal situation makes you realise just how lucky you are. It has been clear that the weeks are changeable and your situation at the moment far from settled. Pity those whose day-to-day life is completely predictable. As someone who values an element of challenge, it is enjoyable to know that unexpected times are ahead.





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things and talking them through. Keep up your healthy habits because you need lots of energy, especially at the weekend.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Be aware that not everyone is willing to work as hard as you. When approached by someone wanting you to trust them, be sure of their motives. Do what you feel is right but remain firmly in control, especially financially. It may not be the time to make a particular move, although others think that it is. There's no problem with discussing

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) An interest in technology is not something new to you. What is great, though, is that the penny has suddenly dropped. This week sees you understanding more and wanting to know more.


Gerard Pique, born February 2, 1987. Pique is a Catalan professional footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona. He played in Manchester United for four years, until he returned to Barça under the leadership of coach Pep Guardiola. He has a son with Colombian singer Shakira.


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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) An exciting invitation may set tongues wagging and make a loved one jealous. You, meanwhile, are quite bemused by the whole thing. What comes out of this week is that you are of considerable value to others. The mere thought of you not being around sends ripples through your social circle.

1. Following the abdication of his father, Albert II, Crown Prince Philippe was sworn in as king of which European country in July? 2. Andy Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Singles title, defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets, to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in which decade? 3. In September, which city was chosen over Madrid and Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympic Games? 4. Oliver Baker, Emilia JardinePaterson, Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie LowtherPinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall all became whose godparents in October? 5. In October, which British daily newspaper controversially published an article claiming that Labour leader David Miliband’s father, Ralph had ‘hated Britain’? 6. It was revealed during the News of the World ‘phone hacking’ trial that which two defendants had had a secret six year romantic affair?

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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: This will be a super year for romance in all its guises. Physical relationships can be important to you and this year is all about getting a balance.


AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) This being a family oriented week, much of it may be spent getting together with relatives and going over old times. Perhaps you are compiling a photo album for older members of the family or vice versa.

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Across 1 Waistbands (5) 4 Term (7) 7 Testifier (7) 8 Resembling (5) 10 Upper body garment (5) 11 Stimulates (7) 12 Minor (5) 14 Common (5) 19 Watch closely (7) 21 Gaze (5) 22 Wide scarf (5) 23 Form a picture (7) 24 Buccaneers (7) 25 Big (5)

8 Very subdued letter from Greece to Edward (5) 13 Unruly teen with gaol stretch (8) 15 Landing includes solitary colonist (7) 17 A thing hard to bear from one side

Code Breaker Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 4 represents B and 15 represents K, so fill in B every time the figure 4 appears and K every time the figure 15 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.

to the other (6) 18 Girl having exercises to modify (5) 19 Possibly anger a former US president (6) 22 A slight cold contributing to much illness (5) 23 Game backlash (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Salmon, 4 Aloft, 8 Ensue, 9 Olivier, 10 Granite, 11 Heal, 12 Rig, 14 Bark, 15 Lice, 18 Set, 21 Rest, 23 Undergo, 25 Profile, 26 Afoot, 27 Dingo, 28 Odessa. Down: 1 Sledge, 2 La Scala, 3 Obelisks, 4 Avid, 5 Olive, 6 Thrill, 7 Roger, 13 Glad-hand, 16 Cartons, 17 Tripod, 19 Tuner, 20 Portia, 22 Scorn, 24 Lino. QUICK Across: 1 Split, 4 Bicycle, 8 Afternoon, 9 Rue, 10 Phase, 12 Predict, 13 Own, 14 Tools, 16 Owl, 18 Physics, 20 Avert, 21 Run, 22 Attribute, 25 Lie down, 26 Minus. Down: 1 Shampoo, 2 Lot, 3 Torrent, 4 Boo, 5 Canoe, 6 Carnivore, 7 Elect, 11 Annoyance, 12 Pious, 15 Stadium, 17 Letters, 18 Peril, 19 Idaho, 23 Tan, 24 Urn.


ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Stork, 3 Cubos, 7 Orange, 9 Flea, 10 Luz del sol, 13 Ayer, 14 Estaño, 16 Avoid, 17 Boats. Down: 1 Slow, 2 Ron, 4 Bellota, 5 Swan, 6 Merecer, 8 Azulejo, 11 Para, 12 Dogs, 15 Two.


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English - Spanish The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Páginas (5) 3 Bald (person) (5) 5 King (3) 7 Seafood (7) 9 Pan de molde (4) 10 Turkey (bird) (4) 14 Faint (medical) (7) 15 Piel (animal) (3) 16 Cap (hat) (5) 17 Hornos (5) Down 1 Pear tree (5) 2 Mismo (igual) (4) 3 Face (part of body) (4) 4 Gold (metal, commodity, currency) (3) 6 Años (5) 8 Bufanda (5) 11 Others (5) 12 Nothing (4) 13 Red (4) 14 Perro (3)

Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (ROUSED) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues. ADVENT



















Unscramble the name of a famous professional tennis player: LEAN WAR MISSILE

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION Answers: Just a tick, Inclined to agree

Unscramble the name of a daytime BBC television programme (four words): CHEATS ON CUTE POETRY

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Beer flavoured jelly beans to be launched THE Jelly Belly Candy Company has decided to pay homage to its German ancestry by launching the world’s first beer flavoured jelly bean. The California-based company claims beer connoisseurs will find the aroma of the new Draft Beer Jelly Belly beans to be launched worldwide to be mildly bready. Their flavour profile is said to be clean with notes of wheat and a touch of sweetness. And it is alcohol free.

“The recipe includes top secret ingredients, but I can tell you it contains no alcohol,” said Ambrose Lee, research and development manager for Jelly Belly. Beer has been a highlyrequested flavour by customers for decades, the sweets company said, and it’s been released after three years of perfecting the recipe. This is the latest in a line of flavour innovations from Jelly Belly, which includes the first nonalcoholic gourmet flavour with Mai Tai.

Price war in bread industry THE Spanish bread industry is in the midst of a price war. Supermarkets, petrol stations, Chinese bazaars... bread is available almost everywhere, and with prices in some cases as low as 30 cents per ‘barra’. The so-called low cost bakeries also play a role in

They also released the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, based on a product mentioned in the Harry Potter book series. These are regular jelly beans mixed with unusually-flavoured ones in each box. BEER FLAVOURED: And alcohol free.

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the price war. For example, a Catalan bakery franchise is reported to have opened around 20 new establishments in Madrid, with prices bakers from the Spanish capital claim are almost impossible to match. This has greatly affected traditional bakeries.

Top flavourings THE flavours from Mexico, Brazil and India will have a major influence in worldwide cooking this year. Seasonings producer McCormick has unveiled its flavour forecast for 2014. Mexican cuisine is a trend to keep an eye on. Chamoy sauce - a unique Mexican condiment made from apricot, lime, chillies and spices - is increasingly gaining more followers. Brazilian cuisine is heating up thanks to its mix of global and native influences. Cassava flour, also known as tapioca flour, is a top ingredient. Indian food is also having its moment, with modern interpretations for masala.

Supermarkets are gradually leading the sales of bread, and today they represent 41.6 per cent of the market. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment, 1.89 per cent more bread was bought by Spaniards up to April 2013. This has been possible due to the price drop, as the €3.90 billion spent on bread alone was the same as previous years. Traditional bakeries are trying to fight against this tendency by offering high quality products aimed at gourmet customers, some selling bread unique to a region. These have a Geographical Indication seal issued by the ministry, which makes them worth a few cents more.

A Catalan hamburger THE days of the hamburger in Barcelona may be over as more restaurants are offering an alternative. Butikfarra, Butifarring and Butipa are three restaurants which offer butifarra, or Catalan sausage, with a twist. Over time the common hamburger has blossomed to become the prime exhibit in gourmet hamburger restaurants worldwide. That is exactly what’s happening to the butifarra, as it has the same elements to succeed: tradition, versatility and a reasonable price.


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Tea a source of health and wellness THE history of tea has always been linked to health or the effects of this beverage on human health. The legend of tea is directly linked to its virtues. Tea was consumed for a long time by the Chinese for its medicinal properties. Support for meditation and a reputation of prolonging life, it was equally appreciated by European doctors for its diuretic effects. One tea-leaf comprises 550 elements; 9 per cent minerals, 1-5 per cent of protein, vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, E and P and elements like phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium, trace elements like copper, iron, aluminum, manganese, molybdenum, zinc and fluorine.


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Green tea: Besides being an excellent antioxidant it is a drink that increases metabolism and consequently helps to burn fat to lose weight quickly, according to a study conducted by the University of Osaka in Japan. Cold water: An Apply the lemon with a article published by cotton ball to your face The Journal of and neck, leave on for 20 Clinical Endominutes. Wash well with crinology and water. Metabolism reported Varicose veins: The that consuming 500 essential oil in lemons millilitres of cold helps to eliminate small water induces the varicose veins and body to increase reduces the appearance metabolism up to 30 of them. per cent so your Apply three times per body will burn more day. calories.

Add lemons to your beauty routine THE lemon has a wide therapeutic power and has been used as a natural remedy for health and beauty for hundreds of years. Lemons contain several vitamins and minerals that are said to improve the activity of white blood cells. Try these homemade beauty remedies:

Dandruff and oily hair: Half-an-hour before washing your hair gently rub the hair with lemon juice and leave for five minutes, then rinse with water. Spots on hands: Split a lemon in half and rub on the spots two or three times a day. Before going outside wash your hands thoroughly, because

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CRATE: Keep dogs safe when unsupervised. any item we left lying around when she was not supervised. Today I recommend all dogs be left in a crate when one is not able to supervise them. Young dogs must be watched like a human baby. Some folk do not like the look of crates, they think of them as prisons, this is a myth. Some owners keep their pups out of trouble by keeping the dog on a leash and attaching it to themselves. Baby gates are another excellent idea. Wherever you live your success as a dog owner depends on your ability to

accept the frustrations of puppy raising with a smile on your face and the willingness to give your puppy time. If you are able to commit to this, you will receive this back tenfold. It is vital to be aware that all puppies need training not only in the home but also in a puppy class. If you do not have the time then a puppy is not for you. Forget the old gypsy story that you must wait one year to train a dog. I have dogs at four/five months that walk to heel without a leash, sit, stay and come when called. For your local radio frequency log onto

Exercises for a flat stomach MOST women struggle to get a perfect belly. Experts recommend the following exercises to help stay trim: Bicycle: Lying on your back with your hands behind your head, bring your left knee to your right breast, at the same time lift your left shoulder and stretch your right leg. Change legs and perform this exercise 15 times. The ball: Lie on a Pilates ball, cross your arms over your chest or place them behind your head. Contract your abs and lift your torso while pushing your belly into your hips. Perform this exercise 14 times. Lift legs on chair: Sitting down, with both hands gripping the edge of the chair, raise your legs keeping them straight. Then bring them down to the horizontal position. Repeat this exercise 15 to 20 times.


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HE much-awaited move of the Astra2E satellite is happening NOW. Many expatriate viewers across Spain have been awaiting the move to see what effects it will have on them getting their favourite UK TV stations. Astra2E should be approaching its final broadcasting position about now - it started the move two weeks ago then there will be a few days testing before it starts to broadcast. The big question is what to do if viewers find they cannot access their TV services any more. Fortunately, at Base Satellite, we can offer different options to continue viewing UK TV,

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Shredding the winter cutback RECENTLY we discussed the important winter cutback and clean-up in your garden and suggested that you shred as much of the prunings and weeds as you can. In case you have never owned a shredder we start from the first principles. What does a shredder do? At each seasonal clean-up, especially the major winter clean-up, a good shredder will chop up most, if not all, prunings and weeds into easy to handle small pieces just right for the compost heap or reducing the number of sacks of garden rubbish you need to dispose of. The garden shredder is probably the most important machine for gardeners in Spain, especially if gardening according to organic/ecological principles. What are the benefits? a) No need for smoky bonfires. b) The shredded material is excellent for mixing with • Kitchen waste to create a balanced compost heap • Manure and leaf mould in creating no dig beds for the vegetable garden • Kitchen waste and manure to prepare trenches for next year’s beans. c) The shredded material makes a good mulch for around the base of shrubs and trees. d) If you don’t yet have a compost heap the material is easily bagged for disposal. © Dick Handscombe January 2014

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From virtual to reality: New Toyota FT-1 concept TOYOTA’S brand new sports car concept leapt from videogame screens to the stage during the North American International Auto Show. First devised by Toyota’s Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, the new FT1 was unveiled during the show held in

Detroit (US). The name FT-1 stands for ‘Future Toyota,’ and the number ‘1’ represents what their designers consider the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design. The project started nearly two years ago with the hard work of the Calty design team. “The FT-1 is a dreamproject for a designer and car enthusiast like myself,” said Alex Shen, Calty’s Studio Chief Designer. Inlets,

ducting, and vents are features of the exterior design that help reinforce its trackready nature with elements of purposeful airflow management. At higher speeds a retractable rear wing deploys and tilts forward to create additional downforce. The front engine rear-wheel drive configuration locates the cockpit far rearward within the wheelbase to improve weight distribution. This design element also helps create a classic sports car proportion. The cockpit’s wraparound windshield and side glass openings are a distinct nod to the design of the Toyota 2000GT. The interior locates the driver at the controls behind an F1 inspired steering-wheel. A delta-shaped display zone surrounds and integrates the

DREAM PROJECT: To represent the ultimate Toyota. driver to provide a sense of being connected to the vehicle. The cockpit’s sense of minimalism adds to the purposefulness of the driverfocused environment with an emphasis on light weight components. A colour heads-up display keeps the driver’s attention on the road ahead, with vital information projected just above the steering wheel within the driver’s line of sight. In preparation for pitching the concept to Toyota management, Calty worked with Polyphony Digital, creators of the Gran Turismo driving simulator, to bring FT-1 to life in a virtual world.

FUTURE TOYOTA: The concept car featured in a videogame.

Cars made in Spain up in 2013 SOME 2.16 million vehicles were manufactured in Spanish factories in 2013. This is a 9.3 per cent increase in relation to the previous year, according to the Spanish Car and Lorry Manufacturers Association (Anfac). This growth has its origin, says Anfac, in a higher demand of Spanish cars in non-traditional markets like the United States, Algeria or Turkey. The PIVE and PIMA Aire incentive programmes have also helped, giving the sales of cars manufactured in Spain a boost of seven points.

NEW CARS: Sales boosted by incentive programmes. Some 1.72 million private cars were manufactured in 2013, which is 11.69 per cent more than in 2012. Meanwhile, production of commercial cars increased by 6.42 per cent with a total of 408,670 units

manufactured. The manufacturers association is confident this upward tendency will become established, and estimates 2.4 million cars will be sold this year. This will be possible

thanks to the fifth phase of the PIVE plan, passed by the government last Friday. The improvement of the main European markets will have an influence, as well as an increase of exports to Northern African countries, Turkey and the US among other countries. Of the cars manufactured last year, 1.87 million were sold outside Spain, an 8.72 per cent increase when compared to 2012. This means 87 per cent of the cars manufactured in Spain in 2013 were exported, with more than 20 per cent going to markets outside the EU.


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Sport Axarquía’s best guide to local sport

SPORT TENNIS - Congratulations to Stan Wawrinka on beating Rafael Nadal in four sets to win his firstever Grand Slam title. Although the Spaniard seemed injured, all credit to the Swiss star who was outstanding in Australia.

Stan Wawrinka.


Braving the elements

OVERALL winner of Golf International Nerja’s competition at Los Moriscos was Rod Oldham, who scored 40 points. Players suffered a really bad start to the day with heavy rain, but those who hung around enjoyed a dry day and had good results to prove it. In the men’s competition Max Place (39) took top spot from Terry Conway (35). Daryl Paver (36) was leading lady with Pauline Cahill (32) second. Ray Craig scored a two. At Añoreta, the society played an individual Stableford with Robert Chadwick (34) coming in ahead of Peter Garner (34) and Dan McAllister (31). Lola Montero (31) beat Judy Howard (30) to top spot in the ladies’ contest. May Liz Santon and Robert Chadwick scored twos. Marion Fraser (34) led home the

ALL SMILES: GINS players at Los Moriscos. ladies at Las Gabias as 17 intrepid souls teed off in temperatures of four degrees. Rob Nicholson (39) took the honours in the men’s division with Barry Alford (35) second and Ray Craig (33) third. Next Granada game for GINS is at Santa Clara on February 24. Rob scored the only two. To make life interesting, GINS played a bogey competition at

Baviera. It made for some confusion when working out the scores in the clubhouse. Eventually Pepe Gil was declared the overall winner, with zero points. In the men’s division Ian Fraser was first, Jon Rose second and Bob Blair third. Pauline Pearce won the ladies’ section ahead of Gill Boutel, with Ian Fraser scoring a two.

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