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Police go electric MALAGA has become one of the first cities in Spain where the Local Police have electric vehicles in their fleet. One is a patrol car and the other an unmarked vehicle.

Arabian investment A SAUDI ARABIAN investment group has reportedly bought the NH Alanda Hotel in Marbella and plans to open it in March.



Tourist bonanza hope THE Costa del Sol can look forward to a prosperous year with more than 10 million tourists expected to visit in 2014. According to the president of the MalagaCosta del Sol Tourism Board, Elias Bendodo, this would be a 5 per cent rise on 2013. He also said that the aim is to increase the number of Spanish visitors by 4 per cent, from the 3.7 million of last year, as they are reportedly recovering their optimism in the financial climate and returning to their usual holiday destinations. Meanwhile, more than 6.1 million foreign visitors are expected, which would contribute further to the economy. Within six years, Malaga City hopes to be able to offer at least 20 more hotels and attract larger numbers of tourists. This would also help to solve the problem of space in hotels when large events are held in the city. The aim is for at least one 400-room hotel Turn to Page 4

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Finance 39 - 44 RENEWAL: Fire-damaged forests to be replanted.


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MALAGA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT has provided 76,000 trees and ornamental plants to replant the forests destroyed by fire in August 2012. The blaze damaged 8,225 hectares across Mijas, Monda, Marbella, Alhaurin el Grande, Coin and Ojen. This is just the first phase of an operation which will continue in a year’s time with another 335,000 trees and plants. Thanks to Provincial Government deputies and staff electing to forego their Christmas bonuses, ₏99,121 has been

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invested to create an area on the VelezBenamocarra road to grow forest species and cultivate them. They include pines, oaks, carobs, bushes and grasses, as well as rosemary. The area which was most affected by the fire, with 40 per cent of the total, was Ojen. It will receive 30,668 plants and trees. Most of the trees planted will be oaks. Meanwhile, the nursery where the plants were grown has also been used as a training centre for gardening courses and other activities.

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NEWS Vehicle damaged A MAN, 27, has been arrested in Malaga for intentionally damaging a vehicle. He had previously been reported, with several others, for urinating in the street. Healthy eating MORE than 34,220 primary schoolchildren from 160 schools in Malaga Province are taking part in a Junta de Andalucia project to encourage them to eat fruit.

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On trial for rape and murder A MAN is standing trial in Malaga Provincial Court accused of raping and killing a Swedish tourist in a Fuengirola hostel in June 2011. The victim was staying in the hostel with a friend when the man, also a guest there, allegedly entered their room armed with a knife. According to the public

prosecutor, he raped one of them and cut her throat, killing her. When her friend awoke and attempted to help her, she was also stabbed. The man fled but was caught in reception, where the victim’s friend had gone for help. Other guests were awoken by the shouting, and one man saw the alleged killer

running down the stairs, his hands covered in blood, repeating “I’m sorry”. The accused claims he remembers nothing. The public prosecutor is asking for 47 years in prison and the private prosecution for 54, for sexual assault, murder, attempted murder and forced entry.

More tracks THE Andalucian Bicycle Plan includes 155 more kilometres of cycle lanes in Malaga Province, which would bring the total up to almost 248 kilometres. Lottery prize THE first prize of the National Lottery was won in Malaga and Cartama, distributing prize money of €300,000 between the two areas


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A MAN, 47, has been arrested in Malaga, for allegedly attacking the owner of a Chinese bazaar when she questioned him about stealing two frying pans.

A CAR caught fire on the MA-20 ring-road in Malaga at around 9.10am, resulting in tailbacks. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

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Winning numbers THREE prizes were won on the EuroMillions in Torremolinos and Fuengirola, one a second category prize amounting to €378,941.

Driving expense OBTAINING a driving licence in Malaga requires an average expenditure of €652 and 20 lessons, while the average in Spain is €720.


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Stones thrown TWO youths in Torremolinos have been fined €6,000 each by the town hall for damaging municipal signs by throwing stones at them.

Bright lights COMPUTER technicians from Malaga University and another in Argentina have created an ‘intelligent’ system to control traffic lights and prevent tailbacks.


TWO youths, aged 15 and 16, were caught painting graffiti on walls and rubbish containers in Malaga. The police contacted their parents.

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

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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

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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.

Taxi strike SOME 180 taxi drivers at Malaga Airport held a strike to protest against the law which allows taxis from other towns to collect passengers at the airport.

Nazi concert THE left-wing Izquierda Unida party in Malaga has reported that a neoNazi concert has been booked in Malaga by ‘Patriotic Youth of Malaga’.

Mutual attack A MAN, 51, and a woman, 44, were arrested in Malaga after they allegedly started fighting with each other in the street.

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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Father held for death of son A MAN, 72, accused of killing his son, 40, in Antequera following an argument, has been remanded in prison.

Flu measures THE Andalucian Health Department has taken on 27 new hospital staff in Malaga to help deal with flu cases.


Cave found in centre of Torremolinos A CAVE has been discovered in the centre of Torremolinos. It was found during work to install underground rubbish containers in the Calle Loma de los Riscos, when part of the cave roof collapsed. Since then, four people, including three potholers from the Malaga Sports Potholing Association have been inside and taken photos. They

reported that the cave has a 30metre horizontal gallery, and is between four and seven metres high and three and five metres wide. They told of rock formations which have taken thousands years to form. It appears that as there was no visible entrance to the cave, no-one had ever been inside before. The

potholers have asked for the area to be protected and for access so they can investigate it further. Just 200 metres away, there is another cave, found when a bar was being built, which can be visited. Torremolinos also has the Bajondillo Cave near the sea. Evidence of the presence of Neanderthal man has been found there.

A MAN, 47, and a pregnant woman, 45, were arrested in Malaga for allegedly attacking each other.

Home alone A MAN, who left five children aged between four and 15 alone in a house which caught fire when he returned home drunk, has been released with charges.

POTATO production in Antequera has risen 15 per cent thanks to the dry autumn and the lack of rains this winter.

€50m owed THE Junta de Andalucia reportedly owes €50 million to schools for transport, lunches and extracurricular activities.

From Front Page and the rest to have an average of 150 rooms. At the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR), Malaga City’s Councillor for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Damian Caneda, was given the award for Best Destination by the Integral Tourism Quality Destination System.

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FOOD HALL: Local and international produce in stock.

New Carrefour store has it all THE newly-opened Carrefour store in Mijas is now in full swing. With a floor area of 10,000 square metres, 550 parking spaces and 25 checkouts, it also has a pharmacy, an electrical goods section, textiles and a large food hall. There is a fresh produce section, stocking

Benalmadena Marina plans still on hold TWO years after the Junta de Andalucia gave the go-ahead to extend Benalmadena Marina, work has still not started. The final project for the work has not been presented by the town hall yet, despite requests from the Andalucian Public Ports Agency. Last year, the council requested an extension on the environmental impact report, which was granted. The project is due to cost more than €70 million, and there are four companies interested in its undertaking. The opposition socialist party has complained that the delay is endangering the future of the expansion of the marina to make it the largest in Spain, with more than 2,170 mooring spaces and a commercial area of 30,000 square metres.

typical regional products as the store has reached agreements with small and mediumsized businesses in the region. On the international front, as well as a variety of foods from abroad, there is a Sushi stand where Asian chefs prepare dishes from fresh ingredients on a daily basis.

A MAN, 45, has been arrested in Malaga for allegedly abusing his wife at her place of work, in front of her clients. The man called the police, saying that a shopkeeper had refused to produce the complaints book. He didn’t tell the police that the shopkeeper was his wife. She gave him the book and while he was filling in a complaints form, the woman spoke to the police privately, telling them the man was her husband, and that the incident was simply an excuse to humiliate and insult her in front of clients, something he did frequently. She also said that he routinely insulted, threatened and attacked her at home in front of their young son, and caused damage.

Antequera’s Roman heritage THE Heritage Department at Antequera Town Hall has begun work to restore the Roman baths next to the town’s Arab fortress. The aim is to make the area more attractive for visitors, as well as recovering a large mosaic which has been found there so it can be taken to the municipal museum. The Roman baths have been left to

fall into disrepair for years, but now an investment will be made to turn them into a tourist attraction.


A sticky problem FUENGIROLA Town Hall reportedly pays 10 cents to remove each piece of chewing gum thrown on local streets. According to the Councillor for Sanitation, Pedro Vega, the town hall has bought new machinery to help in the fight against the black marks left by discarded gum. The machine is also used to remove wax, often left on the pavements following religious processions, as well as graffiti.

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Road rage leads to 3 arrests THREE people have been arrested in Malaga for attacking a motorist in front of his son, aged nine. Local Police attended a collision between two vehicles near Malaga Airport. When they arrived, they found one of the cars blocking the road, preventing the

other one from moving. The driver of the blocked vehicle had a cut to his eyebrow, allegedly caused by the occupants of the other car, a man, aged 50, and his sons, 18 and 22. The alleged attackers reported that there had been an argument when the victim’s

‘Quiet’ awnings tested THE Department of the Environment at Malaga City Hall is studying the use of awnings to reduce noise levels from terraces of bars and restaurants. Terraces are a big contributor to noise pollution in the city, and this results in many complaints from local residents. However, noise level measurements are being carried out to determine what

materials could be used to reduce the impact of noise, according to the local Councillor for the Environment, Raul Jimenez. A company from Alicante has said that it will carry out the tests for free. Depending on the results, the use of such awnings could become compulsory in the city.

vehicle collided with them; he failed to stop, and they decided to follow him. The victim said he hadn’t realised that he had hit the other car, and that it had cut him off and the occupants attacked him in front of his son, who was taken home to his mother.


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El Lodge to rise from ashes MARBELLA CLUB, the owner of five-star hotel El Lodge, in Sierra Nevada, Granada, which was gutted by fire last week, has said

that it intends to rebuild the hotel. The wooden structure was reduced to ashes but the company, which also owns

the Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels in Marbella, has said it hopes to open again ready for next winter. Once the investigation is over, the area will be cleared and damages evaluated. A provisional structure will be erected to minimize NATIONAL POLICE have the visual impact in the arrested four people and area. Meanwhile, 33 members seized 1,900 marihuana plants from an industrial of staff will be given warehouse in Malaga positions at the hotels in and properties in Marbella. Just days after the Torreblanca, Fuengirola. The detainees are all Sierra Nevada blaze, Dutch nationals, aged shops and offices at the between 31 and 50, Marbella Club Hotel were and were allegedly also affected by fire, guests were trafficking drugs though between Spain and undisturbed. The fire started in a Holland. The indoor green- warehouse on the first houses were equipped floor of the Escada shop with sophisticated near the Marbella Club, lighting and air extractor due to an electrical fault. Fire services attended systems which had been connected illegally to immediately and soon had the blaze under control. the electricity supply.

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GROWING CONCERN: Indoor marihuana plantations.

Connery responds AUTHORITIES in the Bahamas have forwarded statements by actor Sean Connery and his wife to a court in Marbella. Last year, Connery was given six months to answer questions about the sale of his house in Marbella in 1999 or face possible arrest. His villa, Malibu, was demolished and replaced with a development of more than 70 apartments, sold for an estimated £45 million (€54.5 million). It is claimed that planning regulations stipulated that only five apartments could be built on the site. More than 15 people, including ex-mayor of Marbella, Julian Muñoz, and former town planner, Juan Antonio Roca, face trial over the so-called ‘Goldfinger’ probe.

Kidnap and rape case A MAN is facing 47 years in prison for allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman, 25, in Malaga. Irene, who has a slight mental disability, disappeared in January last year. She had no money, ID or phone. She was located several days later by National Police in a house with squatters. She claimed to have been kidnapped and raped, and seven people were arrested.

One man, who has been in prison ever since, is accused of holding her against her will, sexual assault and robbery. The others are reportedly facing five years each in prison. Irene said she was threatened and attacked when she attempted to escape, and raped three times. However, those accused said they had found her on the street and took her in to look after her.


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Viability study for coastal train THE Ministry of Public Works has ordered a study to determine the viability of running the short distance train from Malaga as far as Marbella or Estepona. The first stage of this

Fifth flu victim A WOMAN, 54, has become the fifth victim of influenza virus A in Malaga in just a week. At least 11 people remain in hospitals throughout the province with the virus. The most recent victim died at the Regional Hospital in Malaga City, the Andalucian Health Service has reported.

study will consider the number of passengers who would use the train service along the Costa del Sol. The study is being carried out by engineering consultant Ineco, and will also look at the possible routes, financial feasibility and how the project could be paid for. Marbella is currently the only city in Spain with more than 100,000

inhabitants which doesn’t have a train station, and plans to take the train, which currently goes as far as Fuengirola, right along the coast, have been in the pipeline for at least a couple of decades. Although the study has been requested, there is no indication as to how long it could take or if it will eventually result in a coastal railway being built.

Red Cross funds MALAGA is one of eight cities in Spain where Robert Redford’s new film, All is Lost, will premiere. The aim will be to raise funds for the Spanish Red Cross lifeguarding programmes, an initiative which has been arranged by Universal Pictures and the Ecomar Foundation. The film will open for the general public on February 14. It is directed by JC Chandor and will be shown on February 10 at Yelmo Plaza Mayor at 8.30pm.


Roof view of Malaga WORK which will allow people to visit the roof of Malaga Cathedral is almost completed. After eight months, architects believe that by March, the building could have been adapted so that visitors can go up on the roof and enjoy views of the city, although an opening date has not yet been mentioned. Once work has finished, it will require approval from the fire department and the Junta de Andalucia regional government. The work has cost â‚Ź300,000.

Gang blows up cash machines THE Costa del Sol has been targeted by a gang that blows up cash machines with gas to steal the money from inside. The National Police are investigating more than six cases in Malaga City and surrounding areas in the past few weeks. Areas which have been hit include the Guadalhorce Industrial Estate, Churriana, Calahonda, Marbella and Estepona. The way the gang

operates is similar to that of an Italian group which was busted eight years ago. They reportedly force open the slot where the money comes out, and insert flexible tubes. They then inject oxygen and acetylene which they set fire to, causing an explosion which busts the cash machine open without damaging the money. They then get away with thousands of euros.

Builder dies in fall A MAN, 48, died while working on the construction of the Costa del Sol Theatre in Estepona. He reportedly fell four floors from scaffolding for reasons which are not yet known. Paramedics and Local and National

Police attended the scene but the man died instantly. The work, which is due to cost â‚Ź5.7 million, is financed by the town hall and the provincial government and should be completed by September.

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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.


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Mijas beaches get ready for summer MIJAS Town Hall is cleaning and improving the safety and appearance of the town’s beaches. This is thanks to a budget of almost €500,000 for this year, which includes the purchase of machinery and equipment. The town hall will also hire boats to remove flotsam and jetsam from the water, and will maintain buoys along 14 kilometres of the coast to guarantee the safety of swimmers.

IN PREPARATION: Cleaning up the beaches. There will be 200 wooden walkways installed to make the beaches more accessible.

There will also be 1,000 cement walkways to reach the shore without stepping on the sand.

Woman faces eight years for mowing down her ex A TORREMOLINOS Local Police officer accused of running over her ex-

husband is facing eight years in prison for attempted murder.

Costa del Crime gone THE Costa del Sol is no longer considered a safe haven for international crime organisations. According to the Government Sub-Delegate in Malaga, Jorge Hernandez, crime levels have fallen throughout the province and Malaga now has ‘excellent levels of safety.’ However, at one point, more than 700 criminal organisations were thought to be based in the area.

The events took place in January 2013, when the man had gone shopping at the Lidl store in Churriana. The woman, who was on leave for depression and was separated from her husband, allegedly left their daughters at tennis lessons and went to the store’s car park. When she saw her husband with his back to her, she allegedly accelerated and hit him several times.

NEWS Sex offered on streets of Malaga ALMOST 350 people were fined in 2013 for requesting sexual services or having sex on the streets of Malaga City. According to the city hall, Local Police fined 907 women last year for offering sexual services in the streets and another 108 for carrying out such services. A 2010 law banned prostitution and the solicitation of sexual services in public areas. This refers to areas which are less than 200 metres from schools, play parks, residential areas or businesses, and bans offering, requesting, negotiating or accepting sexual services. Prostitutes who previously worked on the Guadalhorce Industrial Estate were moved from there to an area where they do not have the minimum hygiene conditions they had been promised. Despite facing €1,500 fines, many of them are working outside of the designated area.


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Popular channel THE local TV channel of Alhaurin de la Torre, Torrevision, is reportedly the third most viewed local channel in Malaga Province.

Price hike THE compulsory purchase of a plot of land in Malaga to build the eastern ring-road will cost the city hall 89 times the €46,760 originally estimated.

Lewd antics A MAN, 39, was arrested in Mijas for lewd behaviour while watching a woman. It was reportedly not the first time he had engaged in such behaviour.

O’Flaherty is due to face charges in Spain A MAN accused of shooting an Irish tourist in Benalmadena in 2010, could be extradited to Spain for trial within the next few weeks. Darren O’Flaherty, 40, accused of

killing John O’Neill, 40, following argument, was arrested Caernarfon, North Wales. The fugitive was celebrating birthday when he was arrested

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armed police from the Serious Organised Crime Agency. He was also wanted by the Spanish his authorities over two attempted by murders and by Yorkshire police for the alleged kidnapping of a lorry driver at knifepoint in 2006. He has faced charges in the UK, and according to the British press, he could be extradited within a few weeks, or once he has served a 30-month prison sentence. O’Neill was on holiday with his partner and their two young children and stepped in after two strangers began arguing. O’Flaherty was thrown out by bar staff but returned shortly afterwards EMPTY: There are plans afoot for the old fire station. with a gun and shot O’Neill, be expanded. bill and also pays for who managed to walk The town hall helps to certain repairs which are outside before collapsing pay the home’s electricity carried out. near a bus stop.

Fire station plot available for care home extension ESTEPONA Town Hall plans to provide a 1,527m2 plot where the fire station used to be, so that the Virgen del Carmen Care Home can be made bigger. The plot has not been used since 2012 and would mean that in the future the home for the elderly, which currently has 153 spaces and 30 places for day care, could


Aifos are seeking creditors PROMOTER Aifos has launched a search to locate more than 600 people in England and Ireland who are owed money by the company. They are requesting help from local embassies, consulates, chambers of commerce and ministries in an attempt to return their money, plus interest, or give them the properties they paid for. This would help the company to get back on its feet, and it has a year to get at least 50 per cent of the 5,000 people to agree to the plan. If not, the company would be forced into liquidation. The company currently has €4 million in current accounts and reports it is owed €6 million, with which it aims to bring back foreigners interested in owning property on the Costa del Sol.


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Mobile solution FROM March residents in Malaga City will be able to lodge complaints with the city hall regarding the state of the local streets via their mobile phone.

Boat repairs MALAGA Port Authorities have granted a permit to a dry dock at the port to expand quay 5 so that three boats can be repaired at the same time.

Russian link SPANISH low-cost airline Vueling aims to connect Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport with Saint Petersburg in Russia from next year.

Language loophole over breath test A DRIVER, 50, who was four times over the alcohol limit, was acquitted because he wasn’t

read his rights in English. According to a report in the local press and Mijas Local

Police, he was driving excessively slowly and went round a roundabout in La Cala de Mijas the wrong way at 2am in May 2013. A breath test confirmed he was drunk, but he was not provided with an interpreter or read his rights in English, and therefore, the judge has ruled, was refused the right to a proper defence. Had he been able to understand, he could have asked for a second breath test or a blood test. One of the officers said that at that time of the morning they couldn’t get an interpreter. However, HIGH SCHOOL DRILL: No cause for alarm! another said that he spoke to the man in English. the main streets around respect the signs which the high school and were put up in the area. The judge considered documents in the case contradict this statement, plus the fact that the officer’s level of English is not known. His lawyer also said that he should have been given documents in English to sign to confirm he had understood his rights, as they are available at all police stations.

Don’t worry, it’s a drill AN emergency drill was carried out at the Capellania High School in Alhaurin de la Torre. Safety, rescue and health care organisations took part in the drill, which simulated a gas explosion. In total, some 500 people took part, including pupils from the high school. Local residents were told not to be alarmed if they heard sirens or saw emergency vehicles, as well as being asked to vacate


Unsolved death case reopened AN unsolved case in which a woman’s body was found in a swimming pool in 2008 has been reopened to investigate links between her death and those of two Colombians. Her ex-husband was charged with manslaughter last year. Malaga Provincial Court has ordered an investigation into her death, which occurred at her home in Alhaurin de la Torre. A year later, two Colombians were shot dead by her exhusband, which he claimed was in self-defence, and there was no trial. The case of her death was shelved in May 2009 for lack of evidence. She had reported him previously for threatening behaviour. However, the provincial court now believes he ‘could have been involved in his ex-wife’s death’ and has accepted the appeal from the woman’s family and the United Guardia Civil Association. It has been suggested that some of the officers handling the case may have tampered with the evidence as they had a prior relationship with the accused.



Attacker caught TWO Chinese tourists were stabbed and mugged near the Gibralfaro castle. A 44year-old man has been arrested in Malaga in connection with the incident.

Disco fever SIX people were arrested in Puerto Banus for allegedly attacking staff at a nightclub as well as several National Police officers who attended the scene.

Family scam NATIONAL POLICE in Antequera have arrested a father and daughter for allegedly keeping money clients had paid for insurance policies.

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Beginning to win the battle in ongoing fight against cancer By Bianca Neff WITH World Cancer Day on February 4, a local doctor has turned the spotlight on the huge advances made in the treatment of the disease. One of Spain’s top cancer experts, Dr Hernan Cortes-Funes is former president of the European Centre for Medical Oncology and current director of the state-of-theart Cancer Centre at the International Hospital HC Marbella. Cancer is a very old disease. In fact, Dr Cortes-Funes stated: “We have evidence that mummified Egyptian bodies suffered from the same cancers we see today.” Interestingly, cancer appears differently worldwide. Lymphoma is widespread in Africa, for example, while cervical cancer is infamous throughout Central America. Important advancements have been made in cancer research and treatment. The invasive surgeries of the past have been widely replaced by laparoscopy. “A woman

with breast cancer no longer ABOVE: PET-CT has her breast removed by scanner default,” Dr Cortes-Funes Oncology is noted, adding: “Similarly, a rapidly changing throat cancer victim need with advanced not lose the larynx and technology. endure tracheotomy.” RIGHT: Dr Furthermore, deaths from Hernan Cortescertain cancers have Funes, leading reduced dramatically. cancer expert in “Thanks to proper screening Spain. and accurate diagnosis, breast cancer mortality has fallen have vaccines available.” With 25 per cent,” he said. “And for variation between more and less cancers transmitted by virus, like aggressive types, Dr Cortes-Funes cervical and uterine cancer, we now noted that roughly 50 per cent of

all cancer types, on average, can be cured. “But our most significant innovation is in the order of treatment,” Cortes-Funes pointed out. “In the past, it was typical to perform surgery first, followed by radiation, then chemotherapy.” He said that today, the most effective approach begins with chemotherapy. “Only if surgery is required is it actually carried out, followed by radiation last,” he said. The head oncologist also noted “there is also ‘biological’ treatment which, while technically still toxic, is an effective complement to chemotherapy.” Regarding equipment, PETCT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography) combines a PET scanner and a CT (x-ray computed tomography) scanner for optimal diagnosis. For more information, visit the World Cancer Day’s website at


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Not being neighbourly TWO people have been arrested in Torremolinos for allegedly stealing items from their neighbour and selling them on the internet.

No entry GUARDIA CIVIL officers have prevented almost 800 illegal immigrants from crossing the fence at the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa.

New package TRAIN operator RENFE and the Costa cruise group have signed an agreement to sell packages which include train tickets to Valencia and Barcelona.


Love bus hijacker is back behind bars A MAN, 57, who stole a bus ‘for love’ has been arrested.

He was on weekend release from Alhaurin de la Torre Prison and after

leaving a declaration of love on the wall in the toilets in Antequera Bus

Fuengirola Zoo strikes a chord with foreigners MORE than 60 per cent of visitors to Bioparc Fuengirola in 2013 were foreigners. Most of them (28 per cent) were British, 22 per cent Scandinavians and almost 3 per cent were Russians, as well as Germans and French. Most were impressed by the number of species at the nature park, as well as the effort which is made to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation and the fact that endangered species are bred in captivity. Many of the foreign visitors later decide to make donations to the Bioparc Foundation to continue with its work.

Station, he decided to steal a bus and head to Albolote Prison, in Granada, to visit his girlfriend. At around 3am, he got past the security guard, broke into the bus and drove it away, knocking down a wall as he went. Although the police were called immediately, for the next 30 minutes, the man attempted to drive the bus through the town, but damaged cars,

walls, traffic lights and other street furnitiure, as well as ripping off one of the bus’s doors. Alarmed locals called the police. When the bus was found abandoned in a cul-de-sac, the runaway driver had disappeared. However, security cameras caught him leaving the town. He was identified and arrested at Alhaurin de la Torre Prison, where he had returned on time.

Time to pay up

BIOPARC: Raising awareness.

A WOMAN has been fined €1,440 for illegally connecting to Malaga City’s water supply for five years. She repeatedly connected illegally to the network between 2005 and 2010, using €2,137 worth of water. She was sentenced to pay the fine and €1,220 in civil liability, but appealed against the sentence. However, it has now been confirmed by Malaga Provincial Court.

Phone booth woes UNION CCOO has complained that the number of staff working to maintain phone booths in Malaga has been reduced from 55 to 12. This is because Telefonica has decided that more than 113 booths in the province will no longer undergo maintenance. There are almost 1,837 booths in Malaga. The booths will be left in the streets and the union warns that they will become targets for vandals and present a bad image. Some towns will have no booths, despite the fact that some are used by the elderly who cannot handle mobile phones or have no coverage.


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Fear of job keeps sick leave down FEWER people take time of work for temporary sickness now than they did in 2008. The Health Department suggests that this may be because people are ‘more cautious about conserving their jobs.’

Fake crime discovered THE head of a private clinic in Malaga has been arrested for allegedly stealing €38,000 from the company accounts from October and faking a crime. He claimed that the money had been stolen, but National Police suspected his story and found that the report of alleged robbery had been made on the same day as an external audit at the company. They also discovered he had reported €940 stolen from a dental clinic in Zaragoza where he worked almost 18 months ago.

In 2008, 3.10 out of every 100 registered workers in the province took time off work for sickness, while last year, the figure had dropped to 1.57 out of every 100. While in 2011 there were 146,522 temporary incapacities for work, last year, there were 105,583, of which 21,505 were called for an appointment to check that the sick days were justified. Of those, this alone caused 4,688 to return to work, of the rest, 45 per cent were sent back to work following the appointment.

Improvements to A-7 slip roads THE Ministry of Public Works intends to start improving the access roads from urbanisations along the coast onto the A-7 road. According to Minister Ana Pastor, the work will start at Las Chapas and Rio Real areas of Marbella, and should be finished by the end of the year. Last year, Marbella City Hall requested improvements between the Panorama urbanisation and El Rosario.


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Stories making headlines in Europe


BRITISH PRESS SWEDEN - American actor David Hasselhoff has been filming a new talk show in Sweden. The Baywatch star’s new programme will air on national TV3, February 24.

THE Cock Tavern in Hackney, London beat Manchester’s Port Street Beer House by a whisker to claim the unusual title of Britain’s most beard-friendly pub.

Racist chair NORWAY- A chair designed by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard with the shape of a black woman bound up with bondage equipment has caused anger amongst anti-racism and women’s rights groups.

Snow travel DENMARK- The Arctic University of Norway is to offer Europe’s first university course in dog sledding, starting from winter next year.

Cold survival SWEDEN - A 90-yearold man survived eight hours in the snow after a storm hit northern Jutland. He was found by police with severe frostbite and had problems standing up.

Grisly death SWEDEN - A man, 22, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing and dismembering his 22year-old ex-girlfriend.

Seal rescued NORWAY - A baby seal lost on a forest trail in the south of Oslo was rescued by a woman, 25, who found it when she was walking her dog.

Rape figures DENMARK - The number of reported rapes has decreased in the last four years, with less than 400 women reporting each year.

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New show

Beard beers

Tattoo ban THE German military has detailed new rules about a soldier’s personal appearance. Bushy beards and pornographic, politically incorrect or discriminatory tattoos will be a thing of the past.

Million hiccups

Tackiest gifts

A 19-YEAR-OLD British man who came down with a case of hiccups in November claims he has hiccupped more than 1 million times without stopping.

GERMANY has revealed a list of its top 10 most clichéd gifts - among them an empty can of air, chunks of the Berlin Wall made last week and lederhosen.

Big burger THE UK’s tallest burger is 16 inches high and almost 7,000 calories. The burger, known as the Moby Dick, weighs 1.25lbs and contains five different meats.

Bremen UFO

to John O’Groats.

A MYSTERIOUS flying object which prevented planes from taking off at Bremen airport earlier this year has been identified as a wooden model plane.

Cat burglars

Lidl war

A RESIDENT of Braintree, Essex, has revealed her cat’s stealing spree in an effort to reunite owners with their lost items. They bring something home every day with their favourites being socks.

DISCOUNT supermarket Lidl took all Coca-Cola products off its shelves as the price war between competing chains intensified due to a disagreement on marketing strategy.

Doggy decade A FAMILY has been reunited with their missing dog 10 years after he disappeared. He was found weak and hungry but in reasonable condition only 20 miles from home.

Coastal swim A BRITISH man made his dream come true when he swam from Cornwall along the west coast to the most northerly point of the mainland, from Land’s End

DAVID BECKHAM: Welcome at the Cock Tavern.

RUSSIAN PRESS Psychotic comedians RESEARCHERS at the University of Moscow have found having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh.

Three dead THREE demonstrators have died, two from gunshot wounds and another from a beating, in a police crackdown on anti-government protestors in the Ukraine.

seaside city of Sochi, will have to transport all alpine events to the Caucasus Mountains as it never snows in the city itself.

Twin wc

A NEW incentive to get fit has been started by the Moscow subway system. It trades 30 squats for an ‘all zones’ pass.

A PHOTO of a men’s toilet cubicle in the Olympic complex, featuring twin, side-by-side toilets, has caused a buzz in social media giving rise to many jokes about the biathlon.

Drunken ears

Rainbow Russia

TWO inebriated Russians, who were drinking to celebrate Orthodox Christmas, cut off their own ears after betting on the result of an arm wrestling competition.

A GAY Russian protester was detained for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh.

Fare squats

Sochi sunshine RUSSIAN Winter Olympics, hosted in the balmy

LEDERHOSEN: A tacky gift.

Deadly errors NEARLY 20,000 Germans are thought to die each year as a result of mistakes made in hospitals and clinics. Another 500,000 non-fatal errors are thought to occur annually.

Dating kidnap A GERMAN tourist who arrived in Colombia hoping to meet up with a woman he had met online was kidnapped by a gang who demanded money for his return.

Too dark SEVEN soldiers were injured after a car drove into them while marching down a country road. The driver said it was too dark to see them, although they wore reflective vests.


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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 claimed.

Mule caught 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 attractions in the town. Available in five languages, including English, it can be downloaded free for Android devices.

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

No extension THE regional government has rejected a petition by Velez-Malaga Town Council which asked for permission for local restaurants, bars and café s to stay open until 3am.


Abuser arrested A DOMINICAN man has been arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a singles club on Calle Joan Bauza in Palma. Police also found cocaine paraphernalia in his car.

Palm pests THE red palm weevil has been detected in 250 palm trees in Calvia over the last year-and-a-half, many of which are in tourist areas along the beach.

Safety first SAFETY campaigns are being conducted by Local Police in Esporles after noting that schoolchildren are failing to use proper safety equipment like helmets and lights when cycling.

No homes PALMA CITY HALL has rejected energy provider Iberdrola’s plans to build 352 houses on the Son Gofis finca near the Son Ferriol football field. Plans to construct a new school there have also been cut short.

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

InTempo beset with problems PROBLEMS continue to beset Benidorm’s InTempo tower. What will one day be Europe’s tallest residential building, at 200 metres and 55 storeys, is practically finished but 70 per cent of its 269 apartments are unsold. Promoters Olga Urbana are deep in debt and burdened by a €93-million loan from Caixa Galicia. It now one of the toxic assets acquired by Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb. One buyer, tired of waiting for a finished apartment promised in 2009, is suing Olga Urbana for the return of the €133,750 that he has already paid. He also wants €37,361 in compensation. If Olga Urbana does not have the wherewithal to repay the client it is now necessary to look towards its credit from Sareb. This is the only source of liquidity to guarantee the claim, said lawyer Mario Torrubia. A Benidorm court has accepted this formula, although Olga Urbana sources insisted that this is a precautionary measure. Neither a verdict nor sentence has SPECTACULAR: 55 storeys, 200m high. yet been announced, they said.

Hiker rescued MALLORCA firefighters rescued a man, aged 75, by helicopter after he twisted his ankle while hiking.


Roquetas recruits THE Local Police in Roquetas de Mar are to be reinforced with 15 new recruits.

Stones danger GADOR TOWN HALL has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the danger of throwing stones. Residents have complained that stones have been found in residential streets. Stonethrowers face fines of €150.

formation six months ago of the Roca security group dedicated to preventing crime in the countryside.

Violin virtuoso CANADIAN violinist Lara St John performed a concert at the Maestro Padilla Theatre in Almeria City on Friday. The violinist plays a Guadagnini violin dating back to 1779.

Quality water ENVIRONMENTAL agents have found small colonies of a protected algae in Punta Pavana. They said it was a clear sign that the quality of the water was good.


Robberies down

What a drag

THE mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, has viewed as ‘positive’ the 8 per cent drop in crime since the

THE sixth annual Drag Queen contest takes place on February 8 at 9pm in Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre.

NEWS DESK Body found A BODY found off the beach at San Pedro in Cartagena is believed to be that of an illegal immigrant attempting to enter the country. The body appeared to have been in the water for some time.

Passenger express A TOTAL of 72,049 people used the Express Passenger Transport Service from Torrevieja to Alicante-Elche Airport last year, 39.5 per cent more than in 2012.

Pensioner payments PENSIONERS in the Valencia Region received an average pension of €796.29 in January, an increase of 1.9 per cent over the same month in 2013.

Cold victims TWO people suffered from hypothermia after the dinghy they were in capsized around 300-400 metres from the shore at Santiago de la Ribera.


Piece-work ALMOST 80 per cent of jobs in Benidorm’s tourist sector are on parttime contracts. Full-time contracts increased by only 14 per cent between 2009 and 2013, the UGT union has revealed.

People first SAN JUAN TOWN HALL does not plan to repair the 15th century Torre Ansaldo, now in danger of collapse. It is more important to attend to social needs, a spokesman declared.

Watch it! ELCHE FOOTBALL CLUB will cancel the season tickets of any supporters who physically or verbally abuse players, the club or its employees. Social networking sites will also be monitored for any signs of abuse.

Smart move WITH more than 3,000 unsold properties in Altea, the town hall is promoting the resort as an ideal place for second residences. A smartphone app will give details of available homes.

Case reopens INVESTIGATIONS are to reopen into the 2006 Valencia City Metro disaster which killed 43 people. The system’s speed controls and automatic braking system must be examined, the Valencia High court has said.


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Thief who did the right thing A THIEF, 20, who helped to put away an alleged paedophile, has handed himself in. In December, National Police in Jaen received a call from an unidentified person who said he had stumbled upon tapes containing images of child pornography. He said he would leave them under a car and they were found in a brown envelope, along with a printed letter on otherwise blank paper. It read: ‘I have been unfortunate enough to find these tapes and I feel obliged to give them to you, so you can do your job and put this son of a ***** in prison for life.’ Three more videos were handed in earlier this year. After police had watched the tapes, a man, 64, who had reported a robbery nine days earlier, was identified. He had claimed that small electrical goods were stolen, but said nothing of the camera and video tapes.

His home was searched and he was remanded in prison. He would allegedly invite boys of around 10 years old to watch porn films with him. He would tell them to touch themselves in front of him and eventually when they were over 13, have sex with them as at this age, there is no sentence for having consensual sex with minors. The accused is a football coach at a local sports association, and the alleged abuse would take place in his office at the headquarters, as no-one would become suspicious about seeing the boys there. Four victims, now 16, who were abused from the age of 10, have been identified. It is not yet known how many other victims there are. Police have said that the thief who came forward is not an habitual criminal and has been released with charges.


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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’.


usiness extra

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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currencies direct


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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

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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

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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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I took this picture on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Competa (Malaga), looking down to the coast of Nerja with the sun just appearing over the Almijara mountains. By William Glen Bourne

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)

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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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See, discover and take part THE Benahavis Decorative & Fine Arts Society BDFAS is preparing to spread the enjoyment of art in all its forms to the widest possible audience. The society is preparing ‘Passion in Art 2’, a major exhibition to be held at the Gran Hotel, Benahavis, on February 23. The exhibition will showcase more than 20 artists with something for every taste, from painting and sculpture to textile art, glass and ceramics. All the artists will be present to tell the public about their work. The organisers are keen

that visitors not just look at the artwork on show but also participate. During the afternoon they will be able to try their hand with charcoal to sketch a still life or get tips on how to take better photographs. Urban art has become the flavour of the day. Some of the BDFAS artists, like Joaquin Aguilera and Nestor Plada, have brought humour and life to the walls of Estepona, so the afternoon will also feature a graffiti artist who will develop a picture in front of visitors’ eyes.

Boogie Nights A VALENTINE’S DINNER DANCE for Animals in Distress (AID) will be held on February 15 at La Hiedra Restaurant at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are €15 including a donation for AID, on sale in advance only from the charity shop in Alhaurin el Grande, nearly opposite Mercadona. The theme is Boogie Nights, with special guest Frankie B and entertainment from The DJ Lee Jay Road Show. There will be a four-course meal. La Hiedra Restaurant is at the entrance of Poligono Rosa on the A404 Alhaurin el Grande to Coin Road. For more information call 626 942 427.

Lux Mundi events LUX MUNDI Fuengirola has two upcoming events in February. On February 11, a talk by the Spanish Cancer Association explaining the services and help they offer is from 10.30am12.30pm. There will be time for coffee and cake, which is included in the donation of €2.50 to the Spanish Cancer Association. On February 13, there

will be a special St Valentine’s Day coffee morning. You can visit the boutique, enjoy coffee, soft drinks and cake and exchange languages with new friends from 10.30am to 2pm. For further information contact the centre on 952 474 840 or 952 476 267, email: luxmundif@gmail. com or visit the web

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9:15am Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds 10:00am Cold War, Hot Jets 11:00am Question Time 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Britain's First Photo Album 2:30pm Cash in the Attic 3:15pm The Great British Bake Off 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 11:30pm Newsnight 12:05am Tennis


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm 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 11:35pm The Americans 12:35am Benidorm 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Captivity 5:25am ITV Nightscreen


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Live at the Electric (Comedy) BBC 3 from 12:50am to 1:20am Another visit to television's finest theatre of comedy, expertly hosted by Russell Kane. Roger Showbusiness attempts to hypnotise the audience into eating cheese; WitTank use their all-seeing, all-knowing oracle to order The School stationery; and Luke McQueen resorts to even more desperate measures in order to #getsarahback.



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SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:50am Bed and Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident 7:30am Ernest Saves Christmas 9:10am 50 First Dates 10:55am Wanderlust 12:40pm Scary Movie 5 2:10pm The Watch 4:00pm Scary Movie 3 5:30pm 50 First Dates

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Wanderlust (Film, 2012) After getting the sack, New Yorker George (Paul Rudd) is forced to take a job with his obnoxious brother Rick (Ken Marino) in Atlanta, and drags wife Linda (Jennifer Aniston) to Georgia to begin a new life. It doesn't take long for the couple to reach the end of their tether with Rick and his inappropriate ramblings, and they impulsively decide to check out a secluded commune they'd encountered on their drive west. Their new home is a haven of meditation and harmony headed up by bearded leader Seth (Justin Theroux), a guitar-playing lothario who soon has Linda in his thrall and George considerably irked.

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BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert

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SkyMoviesDrama/ 9:00am As Cool as I Am 10:40am Argo: Sky Movies Special 11:00am New Year's Eve 1:05pm The Magic of Belle Isle 3:00pm The Decoy Bride 4:35pm Grudge Match Special 5:05pm New Year's Eve 7:10pm Ruby Sparks 9:00pm Notting Hill 11:05pm The Vow 1:00am 10 Years

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Burns Night for one and all SOME 50 RAFA Costa del Sol members, friends and guests gathered to celebrate Rabbie Burns’s birthday at the Peacock Bar in Arroyo de la Miel. The guest list included Scots, (naturally), English, Irish, Danish and Finnish. The evening commenced with the host’s welcoming speech, followed by the Selkirk Grace. After the first course, the haggis, great chieftain o’the pudding race, was piped in by Leslie Thomson, the popular local Scottish piper. Jim Alexander then addressed the haggis, while ritually cutting it open, ready to serve to the guests. Alternatives of Arbroath smokie fishcakes or meat pie were on offer,

SCOTTISH TRADITION: Leslie Thomson pipes in the haggis. though most guests did opt for the haggis. Jim Alexander led the Toast to the Lassies, and the reply was made by Katrina Bradley.

Bargains galore THE Duquesa Charitable Society of St George has achieved one of its key objectives with the opening of its new charity shop in Sabinillas. The shop, which is situated in Calle Duquesa de Arcos, stocks a wide range of quality, secondhand items including clothes, shoes, accessories, books, small household items, etc. The shop is staffed by volunteers with all the income from the shop going to support good

causes in the local community. The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George is a registered association which serves to provide a platform for fundraising to support local projects. One of the first of these was to provide almost 350 presents for the children of families identified by the local Social Services as being in economic difficulty. For more information about the charity please visit their website at

Lions roaring to go LA CALA LIONS have three charity shops in La Cala de Mijas and inside you can find fashion items, menswear, books and bargains galore. At the moment the road outside is being renewed but there is always a path opening to the shops. The shops need donations of clothing, books and bric-a-brac to help them help those in need in this area and worldwide. The shops are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Snow White in town THE Family of Sound (local children’s drama club) is performing its fourth annual February pantomime. This year, it is Snow White, and there will be three shows: on February 16 at the theatre in Cartama Pueblo at 3pm, and at the Casa de la

Culture in Arroyo de la Miel on February 18 and 19, at 6.45pm. Tickets are €6 with 40 per cent going to charity. The age of the performers ranges from five to 40 and the show is recommended for all. More information from 697 362 969.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) After being unceremoniously dumped by his wife Emily (Julianne Moore), middle-aged Carl Weaver (Steve Carell) is struggling with life back on the singles scene. Whiling away lonely nights at a local bar, Carl's bemoaning of his situation attracts the attention of handsome womaniser Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Taking pity on Carl, Jacob offers to turn him into a lean, mean, dating machine, and with a new wardrobe and a fresh attitude Carl manages to pick up livewire teacher Kate (Marisa Tomei). But with Carl's kids and ex-wife still on the scene, things are complicated, and his mentor's attention is soon divided when he unprecedentedly falls head over heels for hard-to-get law student Hannah (Emma Stone).

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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 (By email)


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The Voice UK (Talent Show) BBC 3 from 8:00pm to 9:15pm Music superstars Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, and Danny O'Donoghue take on the role of coaches on a mission to find and nurture the UK's next great voice.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Francesco's Italy



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4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm Ashley Banjo's Big Town Dance 7:00pm Irish Dancers 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Simpsons

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SkyMoviesComedy/ 9:20am Elf 11:00am The Three Stooges 12:40pm Groundhog Day 2:35pm Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 4:10pm The Sitter

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SkyMoviesAction/ 6:30am Prometheus Discovered 7:00am Skyfall on Set 7:30am Men in Black II

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. Together they must launch an assault on Isengard, all the while a growing Shadow falls upon Middleearth as the Dark Lord's Army marches on to Gondor.

9:10am Men in Black 3 11:00am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 5:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 8:30pm Men in Black II 10:00pm Men in Black 3 11:50pm The Bourne Legacy

9:00pm Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

10:00pm The Skin I Live In

SkyMoviesDrama/ 7:00am The First Time 8:45am Les Miserables Special 9:15am To Rome with Love 11:15am Silver Linings Playbook 1:25pm Sleepless in Seattle 3:20pm Never Been Kissed 5:15pm The Artist 7:00pm Sleepless in Seattle 9:00pm Never Been Kissed

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7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am The Sheriffs are Coming 8:50am Helicopter Heroes Down Under 9:20am The A-Z of TV Cooking 10:05am Ben and James Versus the Arabian Desert 11:05am Britain's Empty Homes 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Britain's First Photo Album 2:30pm Cash in the Attic 3:15pm The Great British Bake Off 4:15pm Coast 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 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve 1:20am Film 2014 1:50am Trust Me, I'm a Doctor 2:50am This is BBC Two 5:00am Tips for Young Composers 5:35am Performances From the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra 5:55am Fazer's Urban Takeover


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm 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 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Mickey Blue Eyes 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen


6:45am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:15am The Treacle People 7:25am Countdown 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:35pm Come Dine with Me 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 Dispatches 9:30pm Food Unwrapped 10:00pm The Jump 11:30pm Three Wives, One Husband: Married to the Mormons 12:30am Random Acts 12:35am There's Something About Mary 2:40am Hostages 3:30am World Without End


6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:55am Coronation Street 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 Mom 10:30pm Dads 11:00pm The Job Lot 11:30pm Plebs 12:00am Fake Reaction 12:50am Two and a Half Men

BBC3/ 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes V: Revenge of the Fifth 8:20pm Cars 2 10:00pm Growing Up Down's 11:00pm Uncle 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Uncle 2:00am Growing Up Down's 3:00am Live at the Electric 3:30am Pramface 4:00am Pramface 4:30am Uncle

American Dad! (Animation, 2005) BBC 3 from 12:45am to 1:07am Stan joins Roger and Steve's fictional detective agency, but he ruins the fun by being extremely incompetent at his "job." Roger demands that Steve fire Stan, but Steve cannot bring himself to do it and ends up lying to Roger. Things take a turn for the worse when Stan is kidnapped, and Steve must tell Roger the truth.

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My Best Friend’s Wedding (Film, 1997)


SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 7:30am Luton Airport 8:00am Last Man Standing 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 4:00pm Last Man Standing 5:00pm Futurama

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Modern Family 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm Football's Funniest Moments 12:00am Banshee 1:15am Mad Dogs 2:10am Brit Cops: Frontline


SkyMoviesComedy/ 8:05am Heaven Can Wait 9:55am The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 11:55am Austin Powers in Goldmember 1:40pm The Campaign 3:15pm Identity Thief 5:15pm Look Who's Talking

• Julia Roberts • Dermot Mulroney • Cameron Diaz • Rupert Everett

7:00pm The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 9:00pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 10:40pm The Campaign 12:10am Identity Thief

SkyMoviesDrama/ 9:30am The Next Best Thing 11:25am As Good as It Gets 1:45pm Under the Tuscan Sun

With four days left, Michael invites Juliette to provide moral support, unaware that she is still in love with him and scheming to split up the happy couple. For assistance she calls George (Rupert Everett), her loyal gay friend, and persuades him to play the part of her fiancé and develop Michael's envy. The plan fails. Engineering a plot to wound Michael's pride, she jeopardises the wedding and hurts the blameless Kimmy. Now that Juliette has succeeded, she is overwhelmed with guilt and must scramble to rebuild relationships and let love go.

3:45pm My Best Friend's Wedding 5:35pm Cold Mountain 8:15pm The Vow 10:00pm As Good as It Gets 12:25am My Best Friend's Wedding

SkyMoviesAction/ 7:00am Excalibur 9:25am Flight of the Intruder

11:25am The Top Ten Show 2014 11:40am The Mummy 1:50pm The Mummy Returns 4:05pm The Scorpion King 5:45pm Stealth 7:50pm The Mummy 10:00pm The Mummy Returns 12:10am The Scorpion King 1:45am 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Boats That Built Britain

9:00pm King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons 10:00pm Genghis Khan 11:00pm Storyville

12:25am Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses 1:25am King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons 2:25am Roundhead or Cavalier

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6:25am Compose Yourself 6:55am Wonders of Nature 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am The Sheriffs are Coming 8:50am Saints and Scroungers 9:20am The A-Z of TV Cooking 10:05am Great British Garden Revival 11:05am Britain's Empty Homes 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Britain's First Photo Album 2:30pm Cash in the Attic 3:15pm The Great British Bake Off 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 12:20am Dragons' Den 1:20am Naked Rambler 2:10am This is BBC Two 5:00am Music Technology


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm 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 11:35pm Sports Life Stories 12:35am The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 1:05am Jackpot247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen


7:15am The Treacle People 7:25am Countdown 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:05pm Come Dine with Me 3:35pm Come Dine with Me 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 12:00am The Undateables 1:00am Random Acts 1:05am Pokerstars.Com Ept Barcelona 2:05am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:35am Transworld Sport 3:30am Terror in the Skies

7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:55am Coronation Street 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 11:05pm Quantum of Solace 12:10am Tricked 1:10am Two and a Half Men 1:40am Two and a Half Men 2:10am Ladette to Lady Australia


My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Film, 2002)


SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 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 Last Man Standing 4:30pm Last Man Standing 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00am A League of Their Own 1:00am A League of Their Own 2:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:00am Road Wars 4:00am Road Wars 5:00am Luton Airport 5:30am Luton Airport

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:15am Heaven Can Wait 7:00am Roxanne

8:50am Parental Guidance 10:40am The Watch 12:30pm Mr. Deeds 2:15pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 4:00pm American Reunion 5:45pm Look Who's Talking Too 7:10pm Parental Guidance 9:00pm The Watch 10:45pm Mr. Deeds 12:25am Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2:05am American Reunion

SkyMoviesAction/ 5:00am Chronicle 6:30am The Avengers Special

•Nia Vardalos •Michael Constantine •John Corbett •Christina Eleusiniotis

7:00am Last Man Standing 8:50am The Core 11:10am Flags of Our Fathers 1:30pm The Avengers Special 2:00pm Iron Man 3 4:15pm Appaloosa 6:15pm Remember the Titans 8:15pm Fire with Fire 10:00pm Iron Man 3 12:15am Appaloosa 2:15am Drop Zone 4:00am Hero

SkyMoviesDrama/ 5:50am Bed and Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident

Joel Zwick's Oscar-nominated comedy, based on Nia Vardalos' stage play, stars Vardalos herself as Toula Portokalos, a Greek woman who's 'approaching a certain age', as her family are more than happy to remind her. But when she falls for Ian Miller, who's definitely not Greek, her family are in uproar. But Toula is determined to find happiness. Ian agrees to be 'baptised' in the family's Greek traditions in order to marry Toula, but the path of true love does not run smooth thanks to the interference of Toula's over-protective family.

7:30am First Night 9:30am Midnight in Paris 11:10am Notting Hill 1:20pm The Five-Year Engagement 3:30pm What Women Want 5:40pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 7:20pm Midnight in Paris 9:00pm Notting Hill 11:10pm What Women Want 1:20am The Five-Year Engagement 3:30am 2 Days in New York

TCM/ 6:00am Harper

8:05am Gunsmoke 9:10am Gunsmoke 10:15am Yellow Sky 12:05pm The Gun Hawk 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Arizona Bushwhackers 5:40pm Tribute to a Bad Man 7:25pm Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror 8:40pm Westbound 10:00pm Wyatt Earp 1:40am The Beast 3:35am The Revengers 5:20am Off Set 5:40am Off Set

BBC3/ 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Tough Young Teachers 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:30am Bad Education 3:00am Pramface 3:30am Pramface 4:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents (Documentary) BBC 3 from 1:30am to 2:30am Unsuspecting young people head for the holiday of a lifetime in Thailand, little knowing that their parents will be following them and watching their every move. Two groups of boys join the 25,000 party goers that head to Koh Phangan's famous Full Moon Party. Leicester student Callum and his mates Luke and Ryan are predicting that the party is going to be the best night of their lives, while Peterborough builder Lindon, who's going with friends Geoffrey and Luke, thinks he's guaranteed to pull on a night out. The Peterborough boys arrive with sex on the brain and head to a pool party, but realise that they may be too wild even for Thailand and head home without female company. Callum's group have had a boozy flight and are set on getting drunk to new levels. 18 hours of non-stop drinking later and an accident on a water slide leaves Callum spitting blood. His drinking is starting to ruin the other boys' holiday and finally someone has noticed Lindon's 'windmilling' - the Thai police.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Boats That Built Britain 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness 11:00pm Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World 12:30am Wild China 1:30am Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines 2:30am Horizon 3:30am Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness


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7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm The Sheriffs are Coming 12:45pm Saints and Scroungers 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm WPC 56 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 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Outnumbered 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm A Question of Sport 12:05am Film 2014 12:35am The Matador 2:10am Weatherview 2:15am BBC News

6:00am Dance with the Elements 6:30am Play on! 2 Play on! 6:55am Wonders of Nature 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am The Sheriffs are Coming 8:45am Saints and Scroungers 9:15am The A-Z of TV Cooking 10:00am Nature's Weirdest Events 11:00am Rip Off Food 11:30am See Hear 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Britain's First Photo Album 2:30pm Cash in the Attic 3:15pm The Great British Bake Off 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 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Inside the Animal Mind 1:20am See Hear 1:50am Imagine... 2:45am This is BBC Two 5:00am Howard Goodhall's Story of Music: 1


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm 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 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show 12:40am The Cube 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo 5:35am ITV Nightscreen


6:20am Deal or No Deal 7:15am The Treacle People 7:25am Countdown 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:05pm Come Dine with Me 3:35pm Come Dine with Me 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 12:00am Don't Look Down 1:00am Random Acts 1:05am Launched at Red Bull Studios with Sony Xperia Smartphones 1:35am Control

7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Holiday Airport 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm The Cube 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 11:00pm The Magaluf Weekender 12:05am Fake Reaction 12:50am Two and a Half Men 1:20am Two and a Half Men 1:45am The Magaluf Weekender 2:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 3:30am Teleshopping



SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 7:00am Luton Airport 8:00am Last Man Standing 9:00am Futurama 10:00am Hawaii Five-0 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm Hawaii Five-0 4:00pm Last Man Standing 4:30pm Last Man Standing 5:00pm Futurama 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Ashley Banjo's Big Town Dance 10:00pm The Kumars

11:00pm A League of Their Own 12:00am A League of Their Own 1:00am A League of Their Own 2:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:00am Road Wars

SkyMoviesComedy/ 7:00am Vice Versa 8:45am Napoleon Dynamite 10:25am Pitch Perfect 12:20pm The Cable Guy 2:00pm Analyze This 3:50pm American Pie 2

5:40pm Look Who's Talking Now! 7:20pm Napoleon Dynamite 9:00pm Pitch Perfect 11:00pm The Cable Guy 12:40am Analyze This 2:30am American Pie 2

SkyMoviesAction/ 7:45am Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 9:45am Back to the Future 11:45am Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2:00pm Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows Special 2:20pm A Good Day to Die

•Paul Dano •Zoe Kazan •Chris Messina •Annette Bening •Antonio Banderas

Hard 4:05pm Taken 2 5:45pm Back to the Future 7:45pm Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 10:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 11:45pm Taken 2 1:25am xXx 3:40am K-19: The Widowmaker

SkyMoviesDrama/ 5:15am My Big Fat Greek Wedding 7:00am Let's Make Love 9:05am One Small Hitch

Ruby Sparks (Film, 2012) Young novelist Calvin WeirFields (Paul Dano) is suffering from 'difficult second book syndrome'. Desperately in need of inspiration, he resorts to writing about a recent dream he had featuring a young woman named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan). After admitting to his therapist (Elliott Gould) that he is, in fact, falling in love with his own fictional creation, Calvin is flabbergasted to find Ruby has jumped off the page and into his flat to become an actual human being. But can his literal dream girl live up to her billing?

11:00am The Bodyguard 1:15pm The First Time 3:00pm The Decoy Bride 4:40pm Les Miserables Special 5:10pm New Year's Eve 7:10pm Ruby Sparks 9:00pm The Bodyguard 11:15pm New Year's Eve 1:20am The Knot 3:00am Vamps 4:40am The Top Ten Show 2014

TCM/ 6:00am Westbound 7:10am Gunsmoke 8:10am Gunsmoke 9:10am Sherlock Holmes and

the Voice of Terror 10:20am Tribute to a Bad Man 12:10pm Arizona Bushwhackers 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Canyon River 5:30pm Flaming Feather 7:00pm Battle Circus 8:50pm Terror by Night 10:00pm Tango and Cash 11:55pm Hell on Wheels 12:55am Brannigan 2:50am Tango and Cash 4:35am Journey to the Center of the Earth

BBC3/ 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Growing Up Down's 10:00pm Extreme Beauty Queens: Secrets of South America 11:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:35am Extreme Beauty 2:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:30am Uncle 4:00am Extreme Beauty

American Dad! (Animation, 2005) BBC 3 from 12:45am to 1:10am Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family. When Stan finds out the school no longer has a wrestling team, he starts one for Steve to join. But when Barry shows an unexpected talent for wrestling and begins to threaten Stan's unbroken school record, Stan has to bring in a ringer to fight Barry and save his record, and his pride.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Boats That Built Britain

9:00pm Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth 10:00pm Storyville 11:20pm Icelandic Walks with Julia Bradbury 12:20am Wainwright, the Man Who Loved the Lakes 1:25am The Joy of Logic 2:25am Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’ Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) British politician who was Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955.

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1606: Guy Fawkes, one of the planners of the Gunpowder Plot against the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason. 1649: King Charles I is beheaded for treason in London. This led to the abolition of the monarchy, and to Oliver Cromwell assuming control of the new English Commonwealth. 1835: The seventh president of the US, Andrew Jackson, survives the first attempt against the life of a US president. 1884: The first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. 1943: German troops surrender to the Red Army in the Soviet city of Stalingrad, putting an end to one of the pivotal battles of the Second World War. 1948: A Hindu fanatic kills political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in New Dehli. 1950: American President Harry S Truman announces his support for the development of the Hbomb. 1959: American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J P Richardson are killed when their plane crashes in Iowa (US). 1972: 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in Northern Ireland. The event became known as ‘Bloody Sunday.’ 1979: Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 14 years in exile. 1990: The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow. 2003: Seven astronauts die when the Columbia shuttle disintegrates on re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50.’ Coco Chanel (1883 - 1971) French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand.

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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. 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. This is good for both your work and social life. 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. 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 things and talking them through. Keep up your healthy habits because you need lots of energy, especially at the weekend.

February 1: Michael C Hall, 43. American actor who played the role of Dexter in the American show of the same name.













LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Ceased, 2 Ascend, 3 Seduce, 5 Thence, 6 Recede, 7 Decent, 9 Prints, 10 Chafed, 11 Welled, 13 Felled, 14 Statue, 15 Helped, 17 Railed, 18 Shells, 19 Agrees

4 Dating, 8 Cleats, 12 Pitted, 16 Volley,

Your Stars February 3: Maura Tierney, 49. American film and television actress.

January 30: Christian Bale, 40. English actor (though born in Wales) known for his portrayal of superhero Batman in the reboot trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. January 31: Portia de Rossi, 41. Australian-American actress and model. She is married to American comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.


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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.


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 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.

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.

February 4: Natalie Imbruglia, 39. Australian singersongwriter, model and actress. She sold more than 6 million copies worldwide of her debut album. February 5: Cristiano Ronaldo, 29. Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team.

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. 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

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 Jardine-Paterson, Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, 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? 7. What word was named the 2013 Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year? 8. Following months of ‘secret talks’, which comedy group announced on November 19 that it would be performing a live, one-off stage show at the O2 Arena in London on July 1, 2014? 9. Veteran UK broadcaster David Dimbleby had what creature tattooed on his shoulder? 10. What Marvel/Disney production was 2013’s highest grossing (box-office takings) movie?


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.

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.



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


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TARGET: Average: 9 Good: 11 Very good: 16 Excellent: 20

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION amen, earn, main, mana, mane, mean, mien, mine, name, napa, nape, neap, near, pain, pane, pean, pine, rain, rani, rein, amain, amine, amnia, anima, anime, apian, apnea, arena, mania, miner, naira, namer, paean, prana, reran, ripen, airman, airmen, anemia, marina, marine, pirana, rapine, remain, mariner, REPAIRMAN

Word Ladder MAIN


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


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.


10-Star Quiz

1. BELGIUM, 2. 1930s (1936), 3. TOKYO, 4. PRINCE GEORGE (of Cambridge), 5. DAILY MAIL, 6. REBEKAH BROOKS (WADE) and ANDY COULSON, 7. SELFIE (a photographic selfportrait, especially one taken on a mobile phone), 8. MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS, 9. SCORPION, 10. IRON MAN 3


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




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

Across 1 Begin to show fear (5) 4 Confinements, we hear, in beds (6) 9 Dramatic scene: gold being taken on board (7) 10 Father bearing fruit (5) 11 Need a variety in your garden? (4) 12 Hold Chennai dance (7) 13 Agenda contains the result (3) 14 Old friend of a mineralogist might study it! (4) 16 Actually has one on your side (4) 18 Emails reveal trouble (3) 20 Show-off hooligan is made a monarch (7) 21 Long to be accepted by teachers (4) 24 Last letter or letters from some gals (5) 25 Investigating for crooner (7) 26 Block out awful scene, right (6) 27 Look in marsh for criminal (5)

Unscramble the name of a daytime BBC television programme (four words): CHEATS ON CUTE POETRY FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: SERENA WILLIAMS, ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY

Play on Words

house? (6) 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

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)

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.

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)

Down 2 Criss-cross framework (7) 3 Extremely tired (5) 4 Method (6) 5 Attitudes (7) 6 Blockhead (5) 7 Enlightened (4) 9 Simple (4) 13 Anguish (7) 15 Covetousness (7) 16 Chief (4) 17 Progression (6) 18 Plain (4) 20 Scrub hard (5) 21 Jargon (5)

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

Answers: Just a tick, Inclined to agree

Down 1 Crossword compilerʼs dog (6) 2 Take a chance first off, it's a stroll (5) 3 Row right after a draw (4) 5 Particular kind of epic sale (8) 6 Wind-catcher to knock over pails (7) 7 Needlework in corner of large


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.

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)

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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4. Stick Insect Who knew that over a hundred species of stick insect have been reared as pets? They require a large jar along with some bramble or ivy. Some species are specialist feeders so make sure you do some research beforehand. They can also feed on organic lettuce, but stay away from carrots and spinach as they will cause a premature death.

5. Sugar glider The sugar glider is popular as an exotic pet all around the world. It is a form of tiny marsupial and it gets its name from its preference for sugary, nectarous foods though it technically is an omnivore that also eats insects. It glides through the air like a flying squirrel, though they are not closely related. The sugar glider is native to Australia.

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6. Serval The serval is an impressive-looking medium-sized African wild cat. Servals are strong and slender, with the longest legs of any cat in relation to its body size. Their striking fur has bold black-on-tawny stripes toward the head that transition into spots further down the body. Like most cats, they are solitary and nocturnal and have the ability to purr. 7. Tamandua A type of anteater as an exotic pet? The tamandua is much smaller than the more wellknown giant anteater and, not-surprisingly, eats mostly ants and termites. But in captivity they will eat fruits and meat. Fun fact: They have no teeth and rely on their powerful gizzards to break down food. 8. Hedgehog Domesticated hedgehogs are mainly hybrids, the African pygmy being one of the most popular. Their domestication became popular in the early 1980s; since then new colours of hedgehogs have been created. These animals prefer climates above 22ºC and are fed with mealworms, fruits and vegetables. 9. Degu The degu is a small rodent with an unusual life span; they are reported to live up to 13 years. Widely used by scientists for research, degus are said to be highly social. A metal cage with multiple levels is the perfect place to house a degu as their predisposition to chewing may lead them to destroy plastic ones. 10. Iguana Iguanas may seem easy to take care of, but the truth is these reptiles have fairly strict housing requirements. They also need a varied fresh diet in the form of an ‘iguana salad,’ which mainly consists of shredded greens, vegetables and fruit. If they receive proper care, these cold-blooded creatures can make interesting pets.

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: 16

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Excellent: 37

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 newt, news, grew, deter, deters, detox, depot, dote, doter, doters, dotes, dope, doper, dopers, dopes, edge, edger, edgers, edges, redo, tern, toed, odes, open, oped, opes, opted, swept, wren, wept, pews, poet, expo


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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 Green children, maybe it 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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Try adding 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 it 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 sunlight combined with lemon acid can accentuate spots. Aged skin: Mix the juice of one lemon with a teaspoon of olive oil; apply on a clean face for 30 minutes every day. In two weeks your skin regains radiance. Acne and oily skin: Wash your skin with warm soapy water. Apply the lemon with a cotton ball to your face and neck, leave

on for 20 minutes. Wash well with water. Varicose veins: The essential oil in lemons helps to eliminate small varicose veins and reduces the appearance of them. Apply three times per day.

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The facts about tennis elbow Estelle Mitchell TRUE tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis that causes pain over the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow called lateral epicondyle. It is referred to as epicondylitis or epicondylagia. True epicondylalgia is caused by repetitive stress on the tendons that are attached to the lateral epicondyle. These tendons are fibrous bands that connect the muscles from the wrist and fingers to the elbow. Actions that make these muscles contract, like shaking hands, turning doorknobs or hitting a back hand in tennis, increase the irritation

factor and therefore pain. Sadly, ageing appears to make these tendons more prone to breakdown. How do you know if you have a true tennis elbow or a referred pain to the elbow? Just as we now understand that some leg pain has its origins in the back, arm pain can be caused by nerve irritation at the neck triggered by poor posture, previous trauma to the neck, frequently using hand held devices, etc. This kind of stress causes repetitive strain injuries; these are neural pains caused as the nerve exits the spine but you feel the pain in the area the nerve supplies i.e. the elbow. Micro tears occur if too much or prolonged repetitive stress is put on the tendons. These micro tears usually cause pain at the tendon but can radiate down the forearm.

ELBOW PAIN: Accurate diagnosis as to the cause is essential. Accurate diagnosis is the key, otherwise, injections, bandages, tablets, etc, are all a waste of time. Clearly, if the problem is at the elbow, treatment locally is appropriate but what treatment?

There is a long list of possibilities but some can make matters worse! What doesn’t help: • Rest is unhelpful except if the pain is extreme because if you do not move the healing will start and the tissues will form scar tissue. Gentle movement provides tension and motivates healing. There is a modern saying that says, ‘rest and rust’. • Anti-inflammatory tablets may ease the discomfort but they do not improve the healing. • A brace restricts movement and may even restrict the blood supply if

improperly applied. • Injections, particularly of cortisone, rot the tissues and prevent proper healing. There was a fad of injecting your own blood into the area (autologus blood injections) but the results were poor and the procedure extremely painful. • High velocity shock treatment, as in shockwave therapy. It is not unlike using a road digger to treat it! • Operating, but, this is a very painful procedure and takes many months to heal. What does help: • Appropriate tissue work that gently stretches and moves the tissues. • Ultrasound therapy and magnetic resonance therapy that stimulate healing. • Progressive stretching and strengthening exercises. None of these treatments are helpful if the problem is referred pain at the elbow coming from the neck, so, back to accurate diagnosis! If you have any questions related to the symptoms and/or treatment of Tennis Elbow please call The Bodyworks Clinic on 952 883 151 or visit www.TheBodyworksClinic. com

Tea is a source of health and wellness THE history of tea has always been linked to health or the effects of this beverage in 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. A true health cocktail! To maximise their benefits try the following, as well as your daily cups of tea: To combat signs of fatigue make a cup of tea using a few tea bags and let it cool, apply the bags to your eyes for 10 minutes. To fight oily skin, prepare the tea using two tea bags in 50 cl mineral water, adding a squeeze of lemon. This lotion will diminish redness and will close enlarged pores. Covering your skin with an infusion of tea with sweet almond oil is said to prolong a tan.



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A Catalan hamburger alternative

THE days of the hamburger in Barcelona may be over as more restaurants are opening offering an alternative. Butikfarra, Butifarring and Butipa are three restaurants that 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. The Catalan sausage seems to be a true heir of the hamburger, and can be eaten in a simple sandwich or in more elaborate dishes. Butifarring is working on a butifarra made with sobrasada and brie cheese.

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Top flavourings and food trends to influence cooking in 2014

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, which highlights top food trends and emerging flavours that will have an effect on the way people eat. First launched in 2000, this year’s edition coincides with the 125th anniversary of the American company, whose brands include Ducros in Europe and Schwartz in the UK. Mexican cuisine is a trend to keep an eye on, with its flavours making their way around the globe. Chamoy sauce - a unique Mexican

condiment made from apricot, lime, chillies and spices - is increasingly gaining more followers. One of Mexican cuisine’s main ingredients, chillies, is also increasing in popularity. Still in the American continent, Brazilian cuisine is heating up thanks to its mix of global and native influences. Cassava flour, also known as tapioca flour, is the Brazilian top ingredient. This gluten-free ingredient is praised for its versatility. Indian food is also having its moment, with modern interpretations for masala. This often home-made blend of spices from northern India features spices like cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves.

Beer jelly beans THE Jelly Belly Candy Company has decided to pay homage to its German ancestry by launching the world’s first beer flavoured, alcohol free, 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 is said to be clean with notes of wheat and a touch of sweetness.



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EET Alex and Mel Nicoll, a couple who after years in the business know exactly what their clients want and what they expect from themselves: An intimate, personal dining experience with topnotch food and warm, unpretentious service. Alex’s ‘former’ life in Los Angeles, California gave him a taste of how restaurants can meld casual, friendly atmosphere and exceptional food into one. This is the heart of Hermosa Bistro, where providing a personal touch is of utmost importance. Alex and Mel, who both grew up in the catering business, have been in Spain for eight years and have been with Hermosa from the beginning. After six years as head chef, Alex loves fashioning his own menus and heading up a professional, efficient operation. Alex described how southern California and southern Spain share the same climate and vegetation, making Hermosa Bistro in Cabopino perfectly situated. ‘California’ isn’t a style of cooking; it’s a philosophy. The ethos values sustainable, fresh produce (“We know the farms, the animals,” Alex stated). Spice mixes and rubs, whether Szechuan, Indian, Baja-Mexican or Afghan saffrontinted, are hand-made fresh. The excellence of the food comes thanks to chefs Rob Millikin, Charles Winter, and Alex Reed, who take great pride in what they do.

ALEX NICOLL: He knows exactly what clients want.

Hermosa is the Nicolls’ dream come true, the dream where they said, “One day we’ll buy a restaurant on the beach.” This competent, adventurous couple has stuck it out with an engaging, successful restaurant during an economic crisis when others have closed their doors.

What does Hermosa Bistro want? “We want our guests to enjoy their evening, to have a good time,” said Mel. “We provide what we ourselves want when we go out.” With professional chefs having become clients themselves (as is the case with Hermosa), foodies will feel at home here. Hearing descriptions of the pork cheeks and the Madras salmon will have anyone asking, “When can I check it out?” Hermosa’s winter hours (Jan-Feb) are Thursdays-Sundays, 6:30pm to 10:30pm. For specials and more information, see their Facebook page or the Hermosa website: Restaurant app forthcoming on iTunes! Hermosa Bistro, Local 1A, Puerto Cabopino 29604 Marbella 952 837 483


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ERCASUR offers the highest quality meats from various countries to a range of clients, always with a total guarantee. The company was founded by Jose Ariza and Jorge Ayala, two friends with extensive experience in the business, who took on the challenge to launch Mercasur. Since its founding in 1998, few could have

foreseen its remarkable growth resulting from strong family values, hard work ethic, great market sense and keen vision for the industry. Mercasur has grown to be the largest wholesaler of imported meats in all of Andalucia and most of Spain. Entering the Mercasur warehouse outside Malaga, the ambiance is one of energy, camaraderie and passion for the business. The warehouse is a bustling 1,700 square metres housing over a dozen fleet trucks and a growing personnel. The facilities, located near Mercamalaga in the Trevenez Industrial Estate, are in strict compliance with the highest public health regulations. Though a Spanish company, Mercasur is not by any means limited to Spanish meats. Quite the contrary, it prides itself on continually offering the very best selection of cuts from all over. With so many foreigners in southern Spain, Mercasur knows the importance of providing a

MERCASUR: Has seen remarkable growth. wide variety of excellent meats. The very best of Irish, German, French and Danish prime beef and cuts are on offer, as are Irish lamb, New Zealand lamb cuts, and specialty veal from Holland. Furthermore, Mercasur produces its own in-house number one quality English-style sausages with products considered to be the best in the industry. And of course they also proudly carry a large selection of Spain’s own quality meats. One of the company’s stand-out qualities is that its experts and personnel are trained and certified with the Manchester Rusk Company, having gone so

far as to create new flavours as they strive to evolve and maintain their standing as the most competitive in their business. Clients include wholesalers, restaurants, hotels, and bulk consumers. Boasting excellent relations with their clients, hand-in-hand with offering outstanding products and delivery conditions, Mercasur is a fine company with which to do business.

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The 2014 Formula 1 season T

ONY MATTHEWS looks at the 65th season of Formula One Grand Prix Motor Racing, which is recognised by the sport’s governing body, the Fé dé ration

Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Twelve teams and (hopefully) 24 drivers will compete in 19 races for

the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ Championships. Sebastian Vettel starts the season as the defending drivers’ champion after winning his fourth

consecutive title last term, while his team, Red Bull Racing, will begin the campaign as defending Constructors' Champions, having won their fourth consecutive championship in 2013.

Formula One Schedule Race 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

MELBOURNE: Location of first 2014 race. Sebastian Vettel (right).

Calendar changes • The Russian Grand Prix will take place on a street circuit inside the Sochi Olympic Park. • Red Bull reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to revive the Austrian Grand Prix after a 10-year absence. The race will be held at the Red Bull Ring which previously hosted the Austrian Grand Prix in 2003 when the circuit was known as the A1Ring. • The Bahrain Grand Prix will be a twilight event, under lights, similar to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. • The Hockenheimring returns to host the German Grand Prix.

Sporting regulations • Mid-season car testing is back. Four European venues will each host a two-day test in the week following the Grand Prix to be held at a chosen circuit. • The end-of-

season ‘Young Driver’ Tests have been discontinued. • The penalty system has been overhauled, so as to improve driving standards, with the introduction of a ‘penalty points’ system for driving offences which will carry a pre-determined points value based on their severity. These points will be tallied up over the course of the season, with a driver receiving a race ban after accumulating 12 penalty points. • Any driver who received a race ban will also receive an additional five penalty points on his return to the track - a form of probation if you like, to discourage further driving offences. All points will remain on a driver’s licence for 12 months. • Race stewards will have the power to hand out five-second penalties - including a drivethrough. • A car will be allowed five engine changes during 2014 (it was eight last year). Each engine must be divided into individual elements,

Date Mar 16 Mar 30 Apr 6 Apr 20 May 11 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 24 Sep 7 Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 12 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 23

Venue Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia Sepang, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia Sakir International Circuit, Bahrain Shanghai International Circuit, China Circuit of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Circuit de Monte Carlo, Monaco Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, Montreal, Canada Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria Silverstone Circuit, England (GB) Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary Circuit de Spa-Francorpchamps, Belgium Monza Autodrome, Italy Marina Bay, Singapore Sazuka Circuit, Japan International Street Circuit, Sochi, Russia Circuit of Americas, Austin, Texas, USA Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Teams and drivers On 10 January 2014, the FIA released this provisional entry list for the 2014 season. Team Contructor Engine Drivers Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault Renault Sebastian Vettel/Daniel Ricciardo Mercedes AMG Petronas Mercedes Mercedes Nico Rosberg/Lewis Hamilton Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Kimi Raikkonnen/Fernando Alonso Lotus Lotus-TBA TBA Romain Grosjean/Pastor Maldonado Sahara Force India Force India/Mercedes Mercedes Sergio Perez/Nico Hulkenberg Marussia Marussia/Ferrari Ferrari Jules Bianchi/Max Chilton Williams Williams/Mercedes Mercedes Felipe Massa/Valtteri Bottas McLaren/Mercedes McLaren/Mercedes Mercedes Kevin Magnussen/Jensen Button Sauber Sauber/Ferrari Ferrari Esteban Gutierrez/Adrian Sutil Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso/Renault Renault Jean-Eric Vergne/Daniil Kvyat Catarham Catarham/Renault Renault TBA * Giedo van der Garde, Heikke Kovalainen, Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi and Paul di Resta were the five drivers without a team as at last weekend.

including the turbocharger, ERS unit and KERS battery. • If a driver receives a grid penalty for engine abuse, he will go to the back of the grid and the penalty will be carried over to the next race. For example: if a driver qualifies in 19th position and receives a five-place grid penalty, he will drop to 22nd and last place for that race, and then receive an additional two-place penalty in the next Grand Prix. • After the incidents involving tyres during 2013, which resulted in a string of VETTEL’S CAR: For the Red Bull team.

explosive blow-outs, especially at the British Grand Prix, the FIA has passed a resolution granting the teams the power to change the specifications of the tyres with immediate effect should the need arise. • The pit lane speed limit has been reduced from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph). • The initial free practice session before each Grand Prix will now run for two hours (not 90 minutes). And an extra set of tyres will only be available for the first 30 minutes of the session, to encourage more running during free practice. • If a driver does not complete a full qualifying session, he will

be assigned a grid position based on the average time of his practice laps - ie he could start the race in 9th or 10th place. • The FIA has also introduced the ‘Pole Trophy’ - a nonchampionship award presented to the driver who qualifies on pole for the most races. • The final race of the season will offer double points to drivers in a bid to keep the championship fight alive for longer. Sit, watch and enjoy, it will be another interesting year of Formula One racing… and once again, the German superstar Sebastian Vettel is red-hot favourite with the bookies to win his fifth title in a row.


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A matter of foreign affairs Cassandra Nash

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

FRANCE has a Minister of the Interior called Manuel Valls. He is no longer beloved by all the people who voted for him two years ago and ‘popularist’ and ‘authoritarian’ are often-heard adjectives from his adversaries. Valls also happens to have been born in Barcelona in 1962, the son of a Catalan painter exiled in France. As Anna Hidalgo’s surname suggests she, too, is Spanish by birth and this 55year-old woman who was born in San Fernando (Cadiz) is well on her way to becoming the first female mayor of Paris. Not easy to imagine French-born politicians occupying the same posts in Spain, is it?

Money motive ARGUMENTS over money can sour the best of relationships and the relationship between Cataluña and Spain has not always been of the best.

Like the Scots they have a lot to forgive but, again like the Scots, much of that belongs to a past they are judging by today’s standards. Money is brandished as a valid motive for Cataluña’s secession from Spain, but are its politicians and economists getting their sums right? Josep Borrell, a former PSOE Minister of Economy, later President of the European Parliament and now President of the European University Institute, believes not. In a newspaper article co-written with Catalan businessman Joan Llorach, he blew a hole through Catalan claims that the region would save €16 billion a year by leaving Spain. Cataluña’s fiscal deficit – the cause of so much heartache and heartburn – is around €792 million, according to Borrell and Llorach’s calculations, not the much-quoted €16 billion. And this is compensated by €4 billions-worth of services provided by the central government. No-one could accuse Borrell of doing Rajoy’s work for him, and there’s the old saw about ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’. But if there’s one thing guaranteed to make Catalans think twice about independence it’s hitting them where it hurts most: in their pockets.

Primary care THE PSOE has reluctantly set November as the date for its primaries, leaving Alfredo Rubalcaba to head the party in May’s euro elections. Rubalcaba led the socialists to their worst-ever defeats in 2011’s local and general elections and although the PP is suffering mission fatigue, he is unlikely to shine in May. Carme Chacon, Patxi Lopez and Eduardo Madina are closing in on him, but by the time one of them – or a dark horse – emerges from the primaries, it could be too late to pick up the pieces.

homosexuality as ‘a deficiency’ that responds to ‘corrective treatment’, won’t get them flocking back to Mass either. UNLIKELY TO SHINE: Alfredo Rubalcaba

Religious delusion THE Church in Spain labours under the misconception that it influences the thinking and beliefs of the majority of Spaniards who seldom set foot in a church except for christenings, weddings and funerals. Cardinal-elect Fernando Sebastian, describing

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419 ways of being conned 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


SCAMS: Stealing over the internet.

NOTHER friend of mine’s been hit by an email fraud. This time round, her family, friends and contacts received repeated requests for money so she could return to Australia from London where she’d been ‘mugged.’ All lies. Well, call me a cynic but this got me thinking about all the other internet scams popping up that are so cut-throat they make a Siberian gulag look like a Swiss Finishing School. For starters, what about all those nice Nigerians who have identified you as the only surviving heir of recently deceased potentate, Lawd Whatsisname? Or those Save The Children orphanage funds you’ve been implored to look

“I have been doing it since I was after? Not forgetting that nice North Korean general who’s 20 and I am now 76. The amount of begged you to manage money, £200,000, is what I have $10,000,000 until he can defect to spent thinking that I was going to the West? Or the Spanish National win, to get money back, but I never Lottery you’ve won although got a penny. I can honestly say I you’ve never bought a ticket in have never had one penny from them. your life? “But in your mind, if you are a Every day, millions of people get believer, you believe it and that’s these bogus ‘419’ emails (soit and other people start on called after a section of at you and you know Nigeria’s legal code) Every day they are right but you promising millions. millions still believe, you still Police estimate the want to do it, it average loss in the UK receive becomes like an alone is over £35,000. bogus addiction really.” The sender poses as emails It’s often said a fool a banker, official or royal and his money are soon toadie, wanting to move parted. Hardly! In these huge sums your way. But there’s no money to be moved - austerity-stricken days a fool and his money are lucky to get together except yours. I’m reminded of this by the recent in the first place… confession by a ‘scam mail addict’ of paying out £200,000 to Nora Johnson’s thrillers scammers. Sylvia Kneller of ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Farnham, Surrey, whose first Clerambault Code’ (www.norahusband left her over her refusal to available from stop responding to letters, spoke of Amazon in paperback/eBook its impact on her life in a bid to (€0.89;£0.77) and iBookstore. warn others. Profits to Cudeca.


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Breast screening GIBRALTAR Health Authority has highlighted the importance of breast cancer screening and outlined changes to improve the current programme.

High-tec control THE Gibraltar and Spanish governments plan to invest in a transformation of border controls with new equipment ranging from biometric scanners to face recognition technology.

Scheme success GIBRALTAR Citizens Advice Bureau praised the ‘overwhelming support’ received from the community for its ‘Adopt a Grandparent for Christmas’ campaign.

Death inquiries THE Coroner has opened an investigation into the deaths of a 63-year-old British man found in the Continental Hotel and a Filipino sailor on a ship anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar.

Cat mummy WORKERS at the old St Bernard’s Hospital found the mummified body of a cat under the floor boards which could have been there for over a decade.

Court delays

WHAT’S ON • Until February 1 Trafalgar Theatre Group Pantomine - King Arthur Ince’s Hall Theatre, on Thursdays and Fridays 7.30pm, Saturdays matinee 2.30pm Tickets: £5 both Thursdays and £7 and £6 other days. Ticket office open from 6.30pm weekdays and

1pm to 2pm on Saturdays • Until February 6 Gibraltar International Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel For information

THE family of a Spanish man who died from injuries sustained in a port explosion nearly three years ago expressed their frustration at delays in the court case.

Fence fine A LOCAL man, 40, was sentenced to pay £2,000 for throwing goods over the frontier fence at British Lines Road against the Imports & Exports Act.


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Having fun and helping out… ADANA and Triple A animal charities are holding a fund raising event tomorrow (Friday) night. There will be live entertainment, a blind auction with fantastic prizes and good food and company, organisers promise. Anyone wanting a fun night out at the same time as supporting the local animal shelters is invited. The event is being held at the Red Cloud Cafe and Bistro, Avenida Miguel de Cervantes 16, La Campana, Marbella from 6pm. ADANA has just begun collecting bottle tops and other suitable plastic items to sell to recycling

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Rogue tenants are not the real problem in rental market


SEFUL as a headline grabber is the topic of rogue tenants. Less newsworthy are the darker deeds of many who use their property as a second income. Yes, there are rogue tenants as there are rogues in all walks of life. However, countless responsible tenants are taken for granted and many are robbed blind. An undeclared additional income from property letting is black economy,

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just as are airport runs and much else done ‘on the side.’ I wonder how many owners declare rental income or insure their tenants. Those who live in glass houses. In most EU countries licensed B & B, the familyrun pensions, make up a respectable trade that benefits owners and travellers. That worthwhile occupation is undermined by Spain’s free-for-all holiday let culture. Do tradesmen, licensed cab drivers and retailers like it when unlicensed vendors undercut and steal their trade? Why should a holiday let be considered above regulation? It would tackle

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By Paul Glennie of UK TV Routers 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, which also have advantages over traditional satellite TV in terms of reliability of service, particularly in bad weather conditions. If you have Sky+ HD or are already a Sky subscriber you can get the content of the channels you may lose via Catch Up in the Sky On Demand service and watch them on your big screen TV using the same Sky remote that you are used to.


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Neater Heater introduces a new range of value-for-money heaters FOR the last five years Neater Heater has been providing its customers with the best, and smartest, electric convector heaters in Spain. The BEHA heaters from Norway are elegant, efficient and economical to run. With the recession still biting hard for most people, Richard and Tony decided to try and offer their customers greater choice by offering them a similar quality heater for less money. Now they do! Neater Heater is delighted to announce it is now the sole direct importers to Spain of the Norwegian ADAX range of electric heaters. “It is a very exciting time for us,” said Richard Winter. “The ADAX standard panel heaters offer the customer a cheaper option to the stylish BEHA heaters, without compromising on the running efficiency and reliability that we have come to associate with Norwegian systems.” Neater Heater can also offer the stylish Neo range for people with a more colourful outlook on life. The Neo heaters come in one of six

NEATER HEATER DISTRIBUTOR: COSTA DEL SOL MIJAS COSTA Malaga Relocations Tel 951 161 054 Heaters also available for purchase at our online shop with free home delivery. WWW.NEATERHEATER.ES OR Tel. 634 312 171 colours: White; black; silver; red; pink and light blue. However; plans are afoot to introduce a far greater selection to choose from. “By offering the ADAX range as well as the BEHA range, we believe we have all bases covered when it comes to electric convector heating”.

Explains Tony “Customers can now browse our website, or visit one of our distributors, and select a heater that totally suits their circumstances, whether a BEHA, or Neo heater or a more utilitarian, but cheaper, ADAX standard panel heater.”


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MOBILITY ABROAD offers daily living aid needs of all types, for all types. Originally opened in 2001 to offer mobility scooters along with other mobility aids, Mobility Abroad heads into 2014 thriving under new management and carrying on its good name. Meet owner Tony Staffieri, a friendly gentlemen who emanates warmth and authenticity to his clients. Tony comes to Mobility Abroad with eight years experience in the field in the UK with the Government Mobility scheme, including assessing clients in their own homes. Having been assessed, tested, and CBIchecked, his background has thoroughly prepared him to offer expert advice through his comprehensive assessments. Mobility Abroad is qualified to ensure clients receive correct

MOBILITY ABROAD: Tony Staffieri offers his expert advice. advice that is personal to their need. The equipment available through Mobility Abroad is extremely wide-ranging, including, but not limited to,

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Tony runs a highly-customised business with special care to individual needs and prices. Tony says, “I want my customers to have the right scooter at the right price.” With literally hundreds of scooters and other products on the market today, Tony knows the process can be a little daunting. He compares it to buying a car: Finding the correct model for the needs and budget requires having someone who takes the time to know the

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Best IPTV solution in Europe TD Sat & Sound and Grupo Danelca S.L. have combined to form UK-BoxTV, the top IPTV solution for Europeans in Spain. Owners Nicolai Aarestrup (Denmark) of Danelca and Tomas Davidsson (Sweden) of TD Sat & Sound offer UK-BoxTV’s services to the English market in Spain after serving the Scandinavian market for years. TD Sat & Sound and Danelca, though technically competitors, have been operating together since 2010 with a highly relational approach to business. Strong working relationships with each other and Europe’s largest IP TV providers derive from their passion for quality. Four solid years of TD Sat and Danelca working well together means a stable, reliably consistent, and easy-to-understand product via UK-BoxTV, especially as the TV market moves from satellite to internet. Don’t understand what ‘IPTV,’ ‘HDMI,’ ‘Catch-up TV’ and ‘receivers’ are? Don’t worry! Nicolai and Tomas break things down into simple English that anyone can understand. The folks at UK-BoxTV know that TV needs to fit your lifestyle, so they offer ‘Catch-up’ TV, a form of Video-onDemand where you watch your favourite shows whenever you want.


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With British shows and a British point of view, UK-BoxTV offers the best service for the money. Nicolai stated: “We are forward-looking, to next year, to five years down the road.” Thanks to their foresight, customers can pre-order receivers from their large in-stock inventory. Nicolai and Tomas admit they aren’t the cheapest, but unlike start-ups offering low-cost products on an unstable technical and business foundation, all aspects of UK-BoxTV are tested and stable, with all the bugs worked out. They also have 24-hour staff addressing technical issues around the clock. According to them, the cheap start-ups simply cannot maintain their servers like UK-BoxTV can, or react immediately to bad weather, for example. This is where 14 years of stability and keeping up with rapidly-changing technology give UKBoxTV the advantage. Nicolai is trained by sound system experts Bang & Olufsen (B&O) and is based in Benalmadena (Malaga). Tomas is married to a Spaniard (“I’m committed to Spain,” he says!) and is based in Marbella. UK-BoxTV Tel: 952 850 503


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December rentals up 22 per cent

SPAIN registered a 22 per cent overall rise in holiday rentals in December. Houses in Andalucia, Baleares, Canaries, Valencia, Cataluñ a and Madrid were the most in demand. Spain is the third most popular destination for holiday rentals. Thirty-four per cent of its visitors came from the UK, 33 per cent from Italy, and 22 per cent from France. Tenerife and Malaga rose a dramatic 59 per cent in comparison to the same period last year. Mallorca rose 28 per cent, Costa Brava 18 per cent and Costa Blanca 13 per cent. The head representative of Homelidays in Spain commented that closing the year on such a positive note augurs well for the next season. Home sales to foreigners in the third term of last year rose by 12 per cent with the highest selling communities being Andalucia, Valencia, Cataluñ a, Baleares and Canarias. Last year 9,502 properties were sold to foreigners and, though not as high as the peak in 2006 with 30,000 sales, is a marked rise on previous years.

Skyscraper plans moving forward in Malaga city THE city of Malaga is the only municipality within Malaga Province with concrete approval for the building of skyscrapers. The plans include blueprints for the construction of properties ranging from 20 to 35 storeys along Avenida de Juan XXIII as well as in the city’s Guadalmedina section. Although technically skyscrapers, they do not approach the 50 floor skyscrapers recently proposed - and turned down - in Marbella. The most conspicuous of the city’s projected skyscrapers is to be built on the Avenida de Juan XXIII

CUATRO TORRES: Madrid’s Cuatro Torres business district. where plans exist for four separate towers rising to between 29-35 storeys. The original plan called for even more storeys which had to be reduced due to interference with air

space and rights of way in relation to Malaga international airport. Another three towers of 22 storeys each are planned in the Torre del Rio section, with another

two of 30 storeys each planned for the Martiricos project near the Guadalmedina riverbed. In comparison to other large skyscrapers in Spain, those planned for Malaga are not exceptionally tall. The Torre Espacio in Madrid, though not the tallest of the Cuatro Torres of Madrid in terms of height, has the most floors of any Spanish skyscraper with 56 floors, almost double that of those planned for Malaga. Benidorm’s Grand Hotel Bali has 52 floors, while the Torre Mapfre in Barcelona has 44. Malaga’s acceptance of the plans stands in

Most and least expensive square metres in Spain AN survey has come out with the 2013 figures for Spain’s most and least expensive real estate. In the survey of 330,000 homes throughout the country, the Basque country topped the list of the most expensive square metres at €3,000. Meanwhile, Toledo was the cheapest at less than €1,000 per square metre. The survey also concluded that second-hand homes in Spain have slowed their

price drop and are only 7.4 per cent cheaper than last year with an average per-square-metre price of €1,735. Only two provinces, Lugo and Orense, finished out 2013 with a rise in prices compared to 2012. Another relevant fact brought to light by the survey is that in many communities, price drops had been quite steep. For example, Lerida had a drop of 53.5 per cent, and Zaragoza had a 47.6 per cent drop. Since the recession started, it has been a

buyer’s market as house prices have dropped by an overall 20 per cent. The head of surveys at comments that the optimism in the real estate sector is surprising, given that many think that the market has not yet hit rock bottom. Some foreign investors are shying away from the market due to the volatility of the legal system and stories of houses being demolished in spite of the paperwork being in order.

contrast to that of its neighbouring towns on the Mediterranean coast. Marbella, a fellow Costa del Sol hotspot, has rejected the idea of skyscrapers in the face of public opposition. Marbella’s limits for real estate are capped at six floors on top of a ground floor. The next highest allowance within the province of Malaga is that of the town of Fuengirola, which allows up to eight storeys in certain parts.


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UK CHARTERED Accountant. Providing tax and accounting advisory services. Jonathan Porter FCA Tel : 678 451 788 jonathanp@ 217547) BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING Services. Professionally qualified English bookkeeper offering all types of accounting services throughout the Costa del Sol. Specialising in expat autonomos and small businesses. Friendly, trustworthy and 100% reliable. Web: / Email: in / Tel David 656 345 455 (221003)

AIR CONDITIONING AIR CONDITIONING. Refrigeration, installation and service by UK qualified engineer NCBSE. Also underfloor, solar & pool heating. Call David 647 850 994 PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATIONS, servicing and repairs. Domestic and commercial air conditioning (heating and cooling). Best prices GUARANTEED. Card meters also available. Tel 616 119 007 & 952 550 323 AIRFLOW Air conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully guaranteed installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (206483) AIR CONDITIONING repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 (206483) AIR CONDITIONING heating installation, servicing, repairs and regassing, 24/7. Prompt reliable service 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (208377 SPAIN’S best air conditioners at sale prices! 495 euros buys you a superb Fujima air con including fitting and tax. If you fit it yourself, we pay you 150 euros! Ask Mark, our senior fitter for more details on 635 059 456. KOLDAIR Air Con Company, est 1973 (217798) AIR CONDITIONING by Cool and Cosy. The family company that cares. Installation and repairs. Quality machines. EsoSense movement sensor supplied and fitted for 80 euros. Coin meters supplied and fitted from 230 euros. For other energy-saving products, visit Tel 952 935 513 (219783)

ALARMS/CCTV PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY! Intruder alarms from 350 euros, CCTV from 400 euros, also intercoms/satellites. Professional service, competitive prices, all works undertaken. Tlf 674 989 453 (215756)

ANTIQUES WA N T E D ! A l l ty p e s o f a n tiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Telephone 952 588 795 (201522) ANTIQUES WANTED. Anything with age considered, cash paid for, lamps, clocks, paintings, LPs, bric-a-brac etc. Also design furniture. Houses, gardens + garages cleared. Ring 677 276 956 or 637 119 214 if no response ring 951 047 3 2 8 . B e tt e r s t i l l e m a i l t o with images and contact number. (201608) EL TALLER DE MENIA SC: we restore furniture, antiques, works of art. Free quotes, 610 830 740 (221023)

ARCHITECTS P R O J E C T S, c o n s t r u c t i o n s , new buildings, extensions, refo r m s , l i c e n c e s & l e g a l i s a tions. chedacoarq@hotmail. com 680 700 430 (216549)

AWNINGS ACE OF SHADES - All colours available. Urbanisations catered for, electric and manual operation, also recover service available, largest selection of colours and designs on the coast. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / in (101730) BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtains, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (215944)

BATH REPAIRS BATHOLOGIST. Specialist in repairing chipped baths or refurbishing old / worn baths. No mess or disruption. 678 808 837 (101382)


VISIT The Bed Warehouse for top quality British beds or just mattresses at unbeatable prices. Also top brands of bankrupt stock including Silentnight, Sealy, Rest Assured etc. Direct from our new larger premises on the Camino de Coin (A7053) km 13 heading out of Fuengirola - opposite RDMC’s and Woods Direct. Tel 634 187 700 / 600 633 986 (215791)

DAMP PROOFING DAMP problems, basements made dry and usable. Water penetration. Architect led company. Tel. 606 101 878 (221248)


DR DAMP leaking roofs, damp walls, all mould cured. All work guaranteed. Call 689 515 558 (207938)

ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden blinds, various colours available, also blackout blinds. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof (101730)

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

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. Solar Tel Ian 958 496 571 / 644 546 176 (215997)


GENERAL BUILDER. Tiling, plastering, painting, electrician, plumber, carpentry. Reasonable prices. 952 662 745 / 635 913 885 (References available) (219549)

BUSINESS OPP. 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) PH BUILDERS. Full or Part Reforms. Bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, tiling, electrics and more. Tel 600 204 433 (221200) CONCRETE building services, concrete structures, concrete walls, concrete pools, call Olof - 607 400 406 (202769) A and C, plumbing, electrical and property maintenance. 30 years UK, 12 years on the coast. 653 055 939 / 951 130 104 (201571) 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 (217569) 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)

MECHANICS wanted. Mechanics unit available for business opportunity. Prime location, 1,200m2, 4 elevators, easy parking. Contact 608 991 019 (221209) COSY restaurant in Benahavis for rent, includes accommodation. For two people to run. 617 074 567 (221223) EARN up to $67/hr! No previous experience needed, start right away. Go to www.bigim.elias (221441)

BUY & SELL 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 - (219536) HOUSE CLEARANCE, anything considered. Top rates paid. Mick 634 053 107 (221414) 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 (208102) BUYS records, radios, old postcards, jewellery and watches. Can Collect. Best price offered Tel 950 325 235 or 636 134 272 (217568) CASIO electronic keyboard LK-100, nearly new, 150 euros ONO. 952 883 833

INSTANT CASH!!! For your old LPs, 45’s and record collections. GUARANTEED BEST PRICES PAID. Also, a f r e e va l u a t i o n s e r v i c e . C a l l Paul - 603 584 249 or email details to (221135) RESTAURANT/BAR equipment. P i z z a ove n , m i xe r, d i g i t a l touch screen, register x 2, 18 chrome chairs, folding round tables, salamander, oil filter, 28 designer dining chairs, leather hydraulic bar stools x 8, table bases x 10, chest f r e e z e r. C a l l 6 3 3 6 7 1 9 5 2 (221299) D E C L U TT E R , c a s h p a i d fo r small/medium furniture, antiques, furs, brass & copper ornaments. Tel: Howard 608 121 817 (221019) C O N C R E T E m i xe d , 4 m h i g h scaffolding, 75€ each. Electric h e a t e r s a n d c o l d a i r fa n s , s o m e n e w. 6 2 8 0 3 0 8 4 2 , Fuengirola. (221047) SOLID natural oak sideboard, 3 c u p b o a r d s , 3 d ra w e r s . 150x44x90. Purchased new 2 years ago. 350€. Tel 690 279 586 (201583) FISHING TACKLE: 2 x carbon fibre rods, 1 collapsible road and 1 boat road, 2 x fishing chairs, assorted box of fishing tackle €70. 1 x mountain bike with Shimano gears, recently replaced €60. Call 952 893 223 (221433) PROFESSIONAL running machine EXPLORER, nearly new, cost £1,300. Only €400. San Pedro call 669 641 859 (221298)

CARAVANS PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. C a rava n s - M o t o r h o m e s B o a t s - C a r s a n d Va n s e t c . Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. / info@eu 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (218617)

CAR HIRE CAR HIRE long & short term 607 334 610 (218507) LONG term car hire. Excellent ra t e s e ve n d u r i n g s u m m e r. Quality cars, the best service. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or (215834) 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 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 (202841) IRISH CARPENTER, doors, decking, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms. General property maintenance. Established 2002. Tel 952 196 457 or 696 064 019 (221146) CARPENTER, joiner, Swiss, reliable, reasonable, quality. Kitchens, bathrooms, tiling etc. Engineered wooden floors installed from 35€/m2. Bruno Horn. 637 506 527 / 951 397 436 / (221139)


LEARN easily “Spanish daily conversation”, recording your voice alongside your teacher’s voice. Own method. Own books. Call 647 103 430 (221009)



QUALITY hand finished curtains & soft furnishings, professionally qualified, contact Rachel 952 825 766 or visit www.curtaincouture (209717)

SPANISH courses/lessons for English speakers by qualified tutor from Marbella - Malaga. Call 607 555 811 (221008)

CURTAINS, BLINDS, UPHOLSTERY, a complete service. Mary 675 813 348 (215855)



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

DAMP Problem!! Sourced and cured by master builder, longest established damp company on the coast. Call Ed 693 859 894 (217701)

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (200771)



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


LEATHER Suites, Upholstery and carpets thoroughly cleaned. Tel: 952 930 472 or 667 430 518 (221137)

OFFICE in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (221138)

APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (215840) CHIMNEY SWEEP, all areas covered. 654 184 242 (206401)

CLAIRVOYANTS TAROT Reading. African Spiritualist solves problems - love and business. Tel: Ibrahim 626 502 803 (216597) PSYCHIC Tarot Reader, accurate predictions. Positive life altering experience, Torremolinos, 40 euros per hour. Visits arranged, all areas. Edgar 634 922 224. My Global Predictions. www.aslan (221438)


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) CEEDALES Computers (AEG) Cliff (ex-PC Doctor) with 25+ years experience can resolve your PC issues, repairs, upgrades, Virus removal, data recovery, languate change, IPTV advice, home & office networks, graphic design, web design, hosting solutions. 633 277 565 FREE TV from your PC, speed up and tune up your pc. Basic computer lessons from 10€ per hour. 626 980 869 (206398)


GUADALMINA IDIOMAS LANGUAGE SCHOOL. Group/private lessons. Private lessons @ home. Native and qualified teachers. Centro Comercial Guadalmina, above SUPERSOL. Tel 952 883 880 www.guadalminaidiomas.n et / info@guadalminaid (219666)

SB DIAMOND DRILLING AND CUTTING. Concrete, stone, brickwork. Any size. Any thickness. Steve Baggs 609 321 958 (221221)

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


FLOOR POLISHING - 20 years Costa, reliable from €2/m2, bring your floor back to life. 639 014 237 (221011) TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (215928)

FOR SALE/WANTED 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)

ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified, 25 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. Contact Call Ian 650 151 569 (215809) ELECTRICIAN fully qualified all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service.Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754 (221083) ALL ELECTRICS - Rewiring, fault finding, boletins - 693 678 980 (207413)

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

FENCING SERVICES CHAINLINK FENCING erectors, general builders, really competitive prices. Free quotation, no job too big or small, very reliable. Tel: 655 218 466 (215371)

FINANTIAL SERVICES YOU are the owner of a property? And need liquidity? Contact us! Tel: 952 810 438 or 690 270 682 Email : / www.bc-in / Business Contacts International

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)



GARAGES FOR SALE: Benalmadena Bonanza area, lock-up garage with store room in an underground secure parking area. €16K vacant from April. Tel 651 097 468 (221455)

GARDENING 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 An drew@garden- profession (215793) GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (208110)

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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) MALE MASSAGE. Qualified, skillful, caring masseur. Pleasant blend of therapeutic and sensual therapies. 7/7, flexible hours. In out calls. Artola, Marbella. 620 986 080 (221086)

ELECTRIC GATE/GARAGE DOOR automation repaired. Free, no obligation quotation. Call Colin - 636 394 641 (217722) EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. 952 485 261, 617 065 636. (221048)

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


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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)

MAN with small van for all your needs, English/Spanish speaking translations, waiting in offices for you etc, based in Marbella (all the coast) 678 817 145 (215826)




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 (206437)

HIGH SHINE marble & natural stone floor specialist, for fast free quote and unbeatable prices, call 603 657 313. Free before and after gloss metre readout. (219464)



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GLASS CURTAIN repairs, specialist in replacement of discoloured plastic strips that act as a seal between the glass panels. Call Julian 655 825 931 (221449)

GUITARS 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)

HEALTH & BEAUTY SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 608 977 260 www.masajes (218077) MOBILE hair & beauty specialising in cuts, colours and wedding packages. Tlf 634 109 688 (221189) 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 (206767)

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

REINA Sport & Health. Experienced professional physiotherapy, osteopathy. “Oxygen pain therapy”. Professional sports massage. Personal trainer. Calahonda - Riviera home visits, hotel. 618 515 487 (201695) SPORTS MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, Hot Stones, lymph drainage, reflexology, Reiki, Neuva Andalucia and home visits. Carol ITEC Tel 653 139 558 (201580)

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

HOT TUBS/SPAS HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (200773)

HOUSE 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)

INSURANCE 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)


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LOANS HOLA CREDITO. Instant short term loans against your valuables. Quick, easy and always discreet. Tel 900 123 457 (219899) LOANS AVAILABLE on all types of paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques & Jewellers shops extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel: 952 588 795 (SE) (201522)

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 (216650) T1 COSTALOCKS 24/7, LOCKSMITH/ HOME SECURITY, NEW KEYS, KEYED ALIKE, WINDOWS SECURED, SAFES OPENED / INSTALLED, FREE HOME SECURITY CHECK, CALL Debby or Bob 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED WWW.COSTALOCKS.COM (208085) T2

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) 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 (217630)


LOCKSMITH ADDITIONAL security locks for all types of windows & doors, giving you maximum security and peace of mind. Call Julian 655 825 931 (221450) 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 www.mercuryinter (201509)

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


MISCELLANEOUS 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)

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 (207499) 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 (85143)


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 (219605)

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 (85143) 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 (85143)

24/7 MOBILITY MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames for sale and rent. Delivered to home or hotel at very competitive prices. Part exchange considered. Always a good selection of quality used mobility scooters in stock with guarantee.We have large scooters with a range of up to 40km. Medium scooters with a range of up to 30km and small scooters that can go into your car with a range of 8-12km. We also stock electric wheelchairs with a range of 30km and one that folds to go into your car with a range of 12km. New wheelchairs always in stock and used ones at considerable savings. Mobility scooters bought for cash. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. email in fo@mobilityscootersdirect / www.mobili (201565)

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 / / (219684)


CLASSIFIEDS 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


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 / in (101730) MOSQUITO SCREENS. All types, all colours, fast service. Coast and inland covered. 655 825 931 (218575) MOSQUITO SCREENS, call Mosquito Nick tlf 647 072 861 (215252)

MOTOR HOMES WANTED motorhomes and caravans. Any condition or country of registration considered. www.his 687 845 730 (219435) MOTORHOMES and caravans for sale. Interesting selection. Part exchange considered. www.hispa 687 845 730 (219435)




952 83 21 73 608 658 785 JANUARY CLEARANCE at Robertson Cars, 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, was 7,995 euros, now 7,750 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 (201544) 4x4 AUTOMATIC diesel, Mitsubishi Montero SWB. 3.2 2005 electric sunroof, blue over grey, leather interior, alloy wheels, service history, 103,000kms, cruise and climate control, CD player, electric window, locking, everything. Super condition, super bargain with diesel economy. See photo on our web page. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel. 952 832 173 (201544) JANUARY CLEARANCE at Robertson Cars. Automatic Ford Focus Estate 2001. One elderly owner, trade in to clear, only 113,000kms with history and ITV till Dec 2014, 2,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 (201544)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done, reasonable rates, prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (208377) CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 14 (209715) 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: (201556) 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. (217674)

FOR SALE JANUARY CLEARANCE 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 5,500 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (201544)

JANUARY CLEARANCE at Robertson Cars. 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, was 5,500 euros, now 4,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. See more details on our web page (201544) MERCEDES Class CL500, metallic grey, 2001, 188,800km, petrol, coupe, 2 doors, ITV Nov 2014, cruise control, full option, sunroof, 7,500 euros ONO. Tel 699 287 433 (221296) LARGE selection of vans, including Citroen Jumpers, Pick-ups, Ford Transits and Transit Connect 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777) 2008 CITROEN NEMO, only 100,000 kms, light use only, roof rack, in excellent condition throughout, only 3,995€ 672 550 037 (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

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

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 cd (209777)

AUTOMATIC 2004, Peugeot 307, 1.6 automatic, I owner from new with full service history, excellent condition throughout 4,995€ 672 550 037 (209777)

2004 MERCEDES E320 diesel estate, avant garde, excellent condition throughout, with all extras, 8,995€. 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 FORD TRANSIT, long wheel base, high roof, new shape, 6 speed, excellent condition throughout, 7,995€. 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 (209777) 2006 RANGE ROVER Sport HFE, black with black, fully loaded car, 17,995€ 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777) 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 (209777) 2008 CITROEN NEMO, 1 owner, low kms, excellent condition throughout, 4,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) 2010 PEUGEOT 308 1.6 diesel in silver, 70,000kms, like new, 8,750€ 672 550 037 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 (209777) 2002 PORSCHE 911 966 Carrera Four in pristine condition throughout, lhd on Spanish plates, low kms, with full Porsche service history, 22,950€ 672 550 037 cd (209777)

2006 FIAT PANDA, electric blue, very economical and cheap to insure, 3,750€ 672 550 037 (209777)

2006 RANGE ROVER Sport HFE, black with black leather, fully loaded, Spanish lhd, 150,000kms with full Range Rover service history, very nice condition throughout, 17,995€ 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)

CHRYSLER Crossfire, hard top 2006, black with grey leather, very impressive car, clean throughout, only 40,000km, 9,995€ 672 550 037 cd (209777)

VARIOUS CARS available, lhd, rhd, 4x4s, automatic, manual, petrol & diesels from €1,000 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 / 600 868 056 (209777) 2013 VAUXHALL CORSA, 1.4 diesel in silver, with sports pack, only 4,000 kms, cost 15,000€ new, now 9,750€. 672 550 037 / 952 585 813 (209777) 2006 CITROEN C4 automatic, in black, alloys, very good condition throughout, 6,995€. 672 550 037 (209777) CITROEN XSARA 1.6 automatic, one owner from new, in very good condition throughout, 2,750€. 672 550 037 (209777) 2002 rhd, English plates, LEXUS 430 convertible, 50,000 miles from new, metallic blue, cream leather, stunning car, 7.995€. 672 550 037 (209777) PORSCHE Cayenne S, black, black leather interior, 6 gear manual, sunroof, 2004 model, 98,000km, full spec option, €14,900. 622 449 917 (221012) MERCEDES SLK 320, 2001 black FSH, 100,000km, all extras, LHD Spanish regsitered, debt free, ITV, €7,900 ono. Tel 0044 7850 746171 (221153) MOVING back to UK? Renault Espace 2003, 7 seater, UK plates, MOT June 2004, 12 months tax, €2,900. 657 993 220 (221010) Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Visit our website or telephone 661 351 877 (216583) 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 bill (215826) CONVERTIBLE/Cabrio Peugeot 307 CC 1.6 INJ, 2005 only 80,000klm (49,000mls) with service history from private owner, get ready for the summer at this low price, metallic black/black check trim, alloys, dual climate control and lots more yes, its only 5,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 (215826)

PRICE SLASHED - 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 WAS 28’995€, NOW ONLY 26,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 JAGUAR XJ6, Sovereign 1992, 98,000kms, recent ITV, best offer over 2,500 euros. 617 423 095 SEAT IBIZA. 1.4 petrol, 2003, 124k kms, 4 brand new tyres, ITV, €1,800 ONO. 677 925 418 (221302) 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 (215826)



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@ (217674)

REPAIRS AUTO ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST. Car diagnostics, fault finding, part repair or replacement. CAR AUDIO, ECU, ABS, AIRBAGS, IMMOBILISERS, FUEL PUMPS and many more. Mob 685 222 433 (215370)

TYRES MOBILE TYRE FITTING. All brands, Competitive prices, 24/7 call outs. 627 352 860 / (201569)


RENT to own your next car, modern, well maintained quality cars, all inclusive rates. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or www.autooasi (215834) 2003 PEUGEOT Partner, 1.9 diesel, good condition in silver, new clutch & tyres, all papers correct, ITV April 2014. €2,000. 676 224 746 (221014) 1994 MUSTANG auto convertible, 5 litre, green, beige leather interior, only 67k kms, 2 owners from new, ITV, Spanish plates, €7,000 ONO. Carmen 662 378 911, Mick 07770 972725 (221439)

I BUY ANY CAR. 602 533 508 (218504)

MAZDA 5, 2.0 Sportive, 7 seater, silver, very good condition. €6,250 Tel 952 668 342 (217572)

WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (215821)

RANGE ROVER, white 2008, alloys 2010, HSE, fully loaded, diesel, 96k km, 6CD, black leather, FSH, Spanish plates, ONLY 27,495 euros. cuthbert or 622 215 297 (221445) 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 (206444)


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 AND VANS, ANY REGISTRATION, INSTANT CASH, FINANCE/EMBARGO UK OR SPANISH 693 028 325 (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 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 00350 200 43393 (201704)


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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 (201741)


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) PAINTING & DECORATING guaranteed quality and a good price, OAP rates, call Roger 633 382 262 (215277)

PERSONAL ATTRACTIVE elderly considerate male wtlm a very special and exclusive ladyfriend, 45-65 who is tactile and sensual and has a penchant for receiving (221300) is seeking a very submissive lady-friend to age 60 who likes sensuous massage and mild bdsm, long term friends with benefits relationship envisaged (456321)

PEST CONTROL 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)

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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)

CHARITIES ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93319) ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. It’s good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public weekends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 (93321) At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about re-homing, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317) ARCH - THE ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES WELCOMES VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS TO THEIR STABLES ON SATURDAYS FROM 10 - 12 OR BY APPOINTMENT. COME AND HELP OUT, OR SPONSOR OR


FOR SALE STUNNING white Chihuahua puppies for sale. Parents can be seen. 951 264 565 (221236) 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 (218548) ANIMALCOURIERS - A KIND, CARING, FRIENDLY SERVICE BETWEEN SPAIN/UK. FLIGHTS FROM MALAGA OR ROAD FROM COSTA DEL SOL FOR YOUR PET TRAVEL. WWW.ANI MALCOURIERS.COM / 0044 1483 200123, 0034 635 155 962 OR ASK@ANIMALCOURIERS.COM FOR A QUOTATION. (207561)

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)


CLASSIFIEDS SAN PEDRO, centre, beach side, apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bright, sunny, west-facing, pool, 185,000 euros ONO. 632 202 776 English, Español, Deutsch (221042) Apartments and villas for sale at advantageous prices. Call 607 637 288, 952 462 302 (202945) PRIVATE SALE, no agents, 4 bed, 3 bath, townhouse. Perfect condition. Stunning views, 220sqm, was 360K, now 250K. El Chapparal. Tel 666 274 329 (221155) 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)

PET TRANSPORTATION by road. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 (209640)

PROP. MANAGEMENT FAIRWAYS Marbella Property Management, Real Estate, Property Maintenance, letting service. Tel 693 596 558, info@fair, www.fair (201703)

THE DOG MOVER. Licensed transporters. Two handlers, so never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. (207293)



KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved, long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 (207324) LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (215765) 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. (209640) PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.petcares (208106)

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 email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: or (206497) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (215263)

PHYSIOTHERAPIST available for therapeutic massage. Stretching, classic & relaxing massage. Home visits 65 mins, 50 euros, 95 mins, 65 euros. Monika 659 506 496 (221442)


PLUMBING 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) PLUMBER: All aspects, gas/electric boilers. Kitchens, bathrooms, repairs & installations. Gary 669 615 334 / 952 576 296 (215706) NEED a Plumber all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service. Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754. (221083) 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)

BENALMADENA, 2 bedroom apartment, furnished, top floor, close to beach, panoramic sea views, pool, parking, 500 euros. 666 517 479 (217738)

PROPERTY FOR SALE 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) 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) SELWO: Cosy townhouse, 180m2, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden, car port. No agents. 169,950€ Tel 644 132 738 (217683)

APARTMENT and townhouse for rent in Nueva Andalucia from 700€. Bel Air 2 bed 495€. Tel 647 222 295 (221140) Over 900 properties for long term rent. 671 093 925 (217721) ELVIRIA, Colorado Hills, 2 bed, 2 bath, luxury furnished apartment, parking with storage, air con, Jacuzzi bath, modern, long term let, €650/month. Call 633 319 057 FINCA, 96,000m2, Jerez. Vineyard, 120,000kgs grapes per year. Shed 120m2, 220,000€. Mobile 606 693 625 TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (209777) LONG TERM RENTALS available. No commissions. Rental properties wanted too! Tel 952 937 458 or 651 105 975 / www.costalif (221303)

CLASSIFIEDS GUADALMINA ALTA, charming cottage, 2 bedroom, pool, BBQ area & garden. SKY TV. Private entrance, one level, 750€ pcm. 952 883 833 (221444) MARBELLA, BANUS 3 or 2 bedroom, 2 bath, big elegant, fully equipped, gardens, pool, Jacuzzi, garage. Tel +34 637 439 222 (215889) MARBELLA APARTMENT Rentals. Telephone 622 571 040 (221304) rental properties required for waiting clients. 622 881 029 (221001) TORREQUEBRADA. First line, 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished apartment, SKY TV, communal pool, 525 euro pcm, call Hanieh on 650 148 945 (221423) TORREQUEBRADA. 5 bedroom semi-detached house, unfurnished, communal pool & gym. Gated urbanisation, walking distance to beach & amenities. 1,100 euros pcm. Call Hanieh on 650 148 945 (221423)

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 malcolm@polymacservices. 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

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



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REMOVALS Local and International. Full and part loads taken please call 952 816 582 (201301) EUROPA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (206488) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (206488) STORAGE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (206488) LOCAL and INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 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) LORRY leaving Italy mid February, 500ft available space for delivery in south of France, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol or UK. Contact Union Jack Removals 902 109 560

NUEVA TORREQUEBRADA. 2 bed, 1 bath, furnished apartment, walking distance to beach & amenities, communal pool, 400 euro pcm. Call Hanieh on 650 148 945 (221423)

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 (93139)

PUERTO MARINA. Large office with sea views, parking, unfurnished. 800 euro pcm. Call Hanieh on 650 148 945 (221423)

15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 7th February. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (217649)

TORREMUELLE. 5 bed detached villa with own garden and pool, unfurnished, modern, 1,500 euro pcm. Call Hanieh on 650 148 945 (221423)

PROPERTY WANTED Properties urgently required for long term rent, clients waiting. 671 093 925 (217721) LA CALA DE MIJAS. 3-4 bedrooms, sleeps 6, property within walking distance to beach for one month’s rental, possibly longer - from mid May to mid June, access to swimming pool. Preferred reply to 952 477 723 or email (221006) WE HAVE Scandinavian and English clients for Villas, Townhouses, Apartments and Plots, from Malaga to Estepona. Also rentals. Tel TINA 634 328 703 (218015)


INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.uni Tel: 951 247 834 (206460)

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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 FT-1 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 track–ready 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 rearwheel 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 driver to provide a sense of being connected to the vehicle. The cockpit’s sense of minimalism adds to the purposefulness of the driver-focused environment with an emphasis on light weight components.

FUTURE TOYOTA: The concept car featured in a videogame.

Number of cars manufactured in Spain increased 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. Some 1.72 million private

DREAM PROJECT: To represent the ultimate Toyota. 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.

NEW CARS: Sales boosted by incentive programmes.

cars were manufactured in 2013, which is 11.69 per cent more than in 2012. Meanwhile, the 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, which was 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 of these exports going to markets outside the European Union. Exports in the automotive sector, which includes vehicles and parts, generated almost €34 billion between January and November 2013.


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Rangers, take on Aberdeen and Brechin City respectively. All this follows Tuesday’s and last night’s mid-week encounters which saw derbies between Aston Villa and WBA, Chelsea v West Ham and Liverpool v Everton, plus Southampton v Arsenal and Tottenham v Manchester City. And in tennis, GB (with Andy Murray if fit) play the USA in the Davis Cup in San Diego, California this weekend.

THIS weekend sees the start of the 2014 Six Nations tournament with Wales taking on Italy and France meeting England on Saturday followed by Ireland against Scotland on Sunday. Also there are some interesting Premiership • FOOTBALL - Two games to look out for Premiership clubs including Arsenal went out in the v Crystal Manchester FA Cup 4th Palace, round City on Manchester Crystal City v Palace lost 2course to Chelsea, the 1 to holders win four Tyne-Wear Wigan while trophies Stoke lost 1-0 derby between Newcastle and at Chelsea. Sunderland, Stoke v Manchester City, 2-0 Manchester United and down, beat Watford 4-2; WBA v Liverpool. Arsenal (v Coventry) and In the Championship, Everton (at Stevenage) it’s Bournemouth v both recorded 4-0 Leicester, Nottingham victories; Liverpool won Forest v Yeovil and the 2-0 at Bournemouth; big one, QPR v Burnley, Southampton knocked while in Leagues One out Yeovil, Hull won at and Two, Brentford visit Southend, Swansea beat Shrewsbury and Hartle- Birmingham and pool plays Scunthorpe. Sunderland ousted the Runaway leaders in last non-League club, their Divisions in Kidderminster. Scotland, Celtic and In round five, it’s

Forest, Sheff Wed v Charlton and Sunderland v Southampton. Ties to be played on February 15/16.

SWISS STAR: Stan Wawrinka won Australian Open.

Stan’s Grand Slam 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. Remember, he also knocked out Novak Djokovic and by beating Nadal, became the first man to defeat the world’s top two players in the same tournament since 1993. Chinese superwoman Li Na defeated Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0 to win her second major trophy, following her 2011 triumph in France.

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Well played, but points go to Barcelona From Back Page FC Barcelona soon had their first shot at goal thanks to Alexis after five minutes, however, the ball hit the post. The Blue and Whites had a very organised approach and were focused on the counter attack. A free kick by Duda didn’t find the target, thanks to an impressive save by Ví ctor Valdes. As time went on, Bernd

Schuster’s men looked more and more comfortable on the pitch. However Barç a could well have opened the scoring with a chance for Alves on the right, had it not been for an impressive Willy save, followed by a powerful Jordi Alba shot that led to a corner. It was a blow for Malaga when Santa Cruz was forced off though injury, with Pawlowski taking his place.

FC Barcelona’s first goal came in the 39th minute from an unmarked Pique following a corner kick, putting the local team 1-0 up at half time. Malaga came into the game in the second half. A pass from Antunes looked promising for Pawlowski and Juanmi, but neither came through. It was Tata Martino’s side that continued to generate more goal opportunities as play

continued. First it was Fabregas who tried his luck, but Willy won the battle, and later Pique, following a corner, sent the ball off target. However it was a different story for Pedro, who launched a precise shot at goal from the left wing, which Willy was unable to prevent. Later Alexis found the net, after an assist from Pedro, to put Barç a 3-0 in the lead.

Salah and could sell Romelu Lukaku as well! * Moyes, meanwhile, wants to keep Wayne Rooney and has bid big for Southampton leftback Luke Shaw; Peter Odemwingie (from Cardiff) and Kenwyne Jones (from Stoke) have swapped and the Welsh team may sign Fabio Da Silva and Wilfried Zaha from Old Trafford before the transfer window closes this weekend. * Chris Wilder has left Oxford to become manager of Northampton. * WBA may sack Nicolas Anelka if he loses his ‘Quenella’ case with the FA. • CRICKET England’s men ended their gruelling ‘down under’ tour with a win and a defeat against Australia in the last two One Day Internationals while their female counterparts (leading 84 on points) needed to win one of their last three 20/20 games against the Aussies to clinch the Ashes. R.I.P. A Black Country colleague of mine, former Tipton Harriers runner Andy Holden, has died at the age of 66. The former UK 3,000m record holder, he competed in the 1972 Olympics and won gold in the World Cross Country Championships. Top man.


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Marbella settle for a draw against Jaen MARBELLA senior team had a squad of just 17 available to travel to their match against Jaen, and some of those were not regular players in the side. So the senior team were happy to come away with a 19 all draw. Once again the penalty count was high and resulted in two yellow cards for the visitors for Luis Jose Stefanelli and Javier Rivas. There are only two matches left in the league this season and it looks like Marbella will remain in third place as they are due to play Malaga and Almeria

MALAGA: The team played well, but still lost.

U18s: Played against a Gibraltar team with only 13 players. who are currently in the top two spots and will go through to the semi-finals. Trys by Ross Hammill, Enrique Gonzalez, Augusto Orlando and two conversions by Ross Hammill. The U18s went to Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro to play a Gibraltar side that unfortunately had only 13 players available to play on Sunday. This meant that Marbella had an advantage in the match from the kick-

off and meant there were a lot of chances to score and plenty of open, running rugby. The home side did put up a valiant effort and have to be given credit for their defence and the fact that they never gave up despite the rising numbers on the scoreboard. There were 14 trys scored in total by Valentin Bianchi, Manuel Silva, Augusto Nuñez (2), Sam Parry, Javier Garcia de la

Peña, Henry Parry, Toby Francis, Enrique Bajo, Javier Ruiz (2), Tomas Padin and Jaime Ross (2). Conversions were taken by Henry Parry (6), Ben King (2) and Toby Francis (1). The Junior age groups travelled to Granada to play in an official Andalucia tournament. This was the first away trip of the season for the U8 and U6 age groups and the first matches to be played in the new kit.

There’s no beating Barca... MALAGA played well, but still lost by 3-0 to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Gerard Pique put the home side in the lead in the 39th minute, during the first half in which the ‘Malaguistas’ had numerous goal opportunities. As the second half kicked off, Pedro and Alexis got another two goals to put Barç a 3-0 up, despite a consistently strong attacking display by Malaga. There were a few changes to Malaga’s starting 11 compared to the last League game. In defence, Angeleri took the place of Jesus Gamez, whilst in midfield Juanmi was on the right wing and Pablo Perez was in a more upfront position on the pitch, both taking the place of Samuel and Eliseu. Turn to Page 103

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