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ISSUE NO. 1493

13 - 19 FEBRUARY 2014



35 years for rape and killing of young tourist A MAN has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping and killing a Swedish tourist, 18, in a Fuengirola hostel in June 2011, and attempting to kill her friend. The two women were staying in the hostel when the man, also a guest, entered their room at around 3am armed with a knife. The door was not locked and he had previously looked in two other rooms. The 30-year-old man raped one of them and when her friend awoke and attempted to help her, she was also stabbed. When she

ran outside to get help, he cut the other woman’s throat and left her to die. A witness saw him running down the stairs, apparently drunk and with his hands covered in blood, repeating “I’m sorry.” He was caught and held in reception by a trainee police officer, who was also staying at the hostel, until the police arrived. He has been sentenced to pay €300,000 in compensation to the victim’s mother, and as yet undetermined amounts to the woman he attempted to kill and the hostel.

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Britons top the most wanted list TWO Britons wanted for murder feature in a top 10 list of the most wanted criminals in Spain. Police are asking for help in finding the fugitives, including Kevin Thomas Parle, 33, and Christopher Guest, 36, both suspected of murder. Parle is alleged to have killed a young mum and a teenager in Liverpool, while Guest has been on the run after a farmer was killed in a bungled robbery in Cheshire, UK, in June 2003. He was last seen in Malaga where he visited his son and left a trace with a new mobile phone. He and several others allegedly attacked the


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Daily TV FUGITIVES: Police calling for help in locating 10 most wanted. victim, demanding he pay a debt of ÂŁ20,000. The victim was beaten, whipped, burned with acid, had staples in his body, was hung from the feet and beaten to death with an iron bar. Also on the list are five Spaniards, a

German, an Albanian and a woman from Colombia.

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NEWS Sea rescue A HELICOPTER had to rescue three people from a boat which had suffered a leak 27 miles off the coast of Marbella. They had hypothermia. Falling arch SEVERAL pieces of the Marbella arch on the approach road to the city had to be removed by firemen as they were in danger of falling on passing traffic.

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‘Goldfinger’ judge charged THE judge who was investigating the Goldfinger case, in which actor Sean Connery’s old home was demolished to make way for a multi-million-euro development, is due to testify in court charged with revealing secrets. Connery and his wife have provided statements in connection with the sale of their Marbella villa in 1999. It was demolished and replaced with a development of more than 70 apartments - sold for an estimated €54.5 million. It is claimed that planning regulations stipulated

only five apartments could be built on the site. The judge who was formerly in charge of the Marbella court handling the case, Manuel Jaen, is due to appear before the Andalucian High Court of Justice this week. He is currently banned from working as a judge, and is believed to have released details regarding the case and failed to investigate it properly. More than 15 people, including ex-mayor of Marbella, Julian Muñoz, and former town planning chief Juan Antonio Roca, face trial over the ‘Goldfinger’ probe.


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Car overturns

A WOMAN was injured when her vehicle overturned on the A-7 motorway in La Cala de Mijas for reasons which are not known.

Gas supply

Stamp collectors

Man injured A MAN was injured in a fall at a cement factory in Coin when he fell 12 metres. He sustained a broken leg, wrist, hip and other injuries.

King for a day A TORREMOLINOS pensioner has won a prize which will make him ‘King for a Day’ and allow him to spend €12,000 in one day in local shops. New flight SPANISH airline Vueling will operate flights between Malaga and Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, during Easter, July and August. Two generations FUENGIROLA Town Hall has arranged an activity so that local pensioners can visit the Bioparc nature park with their grandchildren this month.


ANDALUCIA’S Natural Gas company, will invest €12 million to extend the supply along the Costa del Sol to Casares and Algarrobo Costa.

Post raid NATIONAL POLICE are investigating a break-in at a post office in San Pedro Alcantara. Serious damage was caused as the four people used gas to blow up the cash machine.

Funds raised THE history exhibition held with Playmobil toys in Antequera over Christmas raised more than €50,880 which will be used to help local people in need.


THE European Convention for Collectors at the Palacio de Congresos in Torremolinos from February 27 to March 2 is expected to attract thousands of stamp collectors.

Night watches

PESETAS: In 1983, the peseta piece was the lowest value coin in circulation in Spain.

Holding on to pesetas


HE Spanish still have almost €1.67 billion worth of pesetas in notes and coins. According to the Bank of Spain, in November there were €870.3 million worth of pesetas in notes in Spain, almost €1 million less than the previous month. However, there were still the same amount of pesetas out there in coins as the

Quote of the Week I know what Iñaki did, but not Noos,’ the Infanta Cristina, the King of Spain’s youngest daughter, testifying in Palma Court regarding the €6 million corruption case in which she and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, have been charged.

month before, €806.5 million. Since the euro came into circulation, in January 2002, people have been changing their pesetas for euros. At the time, there were €48.7 billion worth of pesetas in circulation. Until June 2012, the exchange could be made at any bank but since then, only with the Bank of Spain. Since January 2011, approximately €1 million worth of pesetas has been exchanged every month. The peseta became the monetary unit of Spain in October 1868, substituting the escudo, although the first COINS: Made from aluminium in 1982.

coin to carry the word was minted in 1808 and was a twoand-a-half peseta coin. The first peseta coin which was not made from a precious metal appeared in 1937. It bore the face of a woman, representing the republic, and was known as the ‘blonde’ due to its colour from the coppernickel alloy it was made of. From 1982, peseta coins were made in aluminium to cut costs. It was also when the 100 peseta coin came into circulation, followed later that decade by 10, 200 and 500 peseta coins. In 1983, the peseta piece became the lowest value coin in circulation in Spain.

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after their ancestors were expelled 522 years from Spain by the Catholic Monarchs, the descendants of Sephardic Jews who can prove their ancestry will be granted Spanish citizenship by the Ministry of Justice, regardless of where they live or their religion.

LOCAL POLICE in Fuengirola have launched a campaign to increase safety for establishments which open at night, such as hotels, pharmacies and fuel stations.

Home help MARBELLA Town Hall will help elderly and disabled people in the town who fulfil a set of requirements to carry out reformations on their homes.

Witness report LOCAL POLICE along the Costa del Sol intend to charge €20 for witness reports in traffic accidents from next week when used for claiming damages.

And finally... A TRAIN carrying 18 wagons full of ammonia derailed in La Nava, Huelva. According to the Junta de Andalucia, there was something on the tracks which caused the accident but no one was injured and the problem was rapidly solved by emergency services.


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Major drugs haul at sea TWELVE people were arrested after National Police seized 22 tonnes of hashish being transported from Morocco to Spain at sea. The shipment, one of the largest seized at sea, had left from Morocco and was heading to an unknown part of Europe. Properties were searched in Madrid, Malaga, Cadiz, Almeria and Murcia, and officers recovered more than €500,000, a large amount of jewellery, including diamonds, and eight luxury vehicles. The operation also resulted in the arrest of one of the main drug traffickers between Morocco and Spain, a resident of Almeria, who set up several companies as covers for his illegal activities. They included transport, import/export and real estate businesses, which allowed him to transport the drugs and store them.

No date for airport access NO date has yet been set for the completion of the new access road to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport. The Ministry of Public Works had previously said that the road, from the area of the MA-20 near the Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre, would be ready before the end of 2013. The new date given by the ministry in response to the queries from the opposition Socialist party is “the first four months of 2014”.


Attempted shooting A MAN was arrested for allegedly attacking a security guard at the Teatinos University Campus in Malaga when he tried to stop him from stealing a bicycle. He attempted to shoot him but hit him with the gun when it jammed.

Drugs den LOCAL POLICE have arrested a woman for allegedly selling drugs from her home in Malaga City.

Two winners TWO winning tickets for the National Organisation for the Blind in Spain (ONCE) lottery were sold in Fuengirola and Torremolinos, worth €130,000.


Patients waiting on chairs PATIENTS at Malaga University Hospital are reportedly being treated in chairs in the corridors of the A&E department due

Grease sell-out TICKETS were sold out for the eight performances of the ‘Grease’ musical at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga. The musical, with its well-known songs thanks to the popularity of the film of the same name, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, saw 40 singers, dancers and musicians on stage. It was first presented in Barcelona in November 2011 to mark the 40th anniversary.

to the lack of available beds. According to the nursing union, earlier this week, there were more than 20 patients per day waiting to be assigned a bed because there were so many people in the hospital. The worst affected areas are internal medicine, cardiology and oncology, and there are 54 beds which cannot be used because of the extension and reformation work currently being carried out. In some cases, patients have to wait more than 24 hours in observation, on chairs, regardless of their ailments. The union has demanded that the health service provide the resources to provide people with the care they require.

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Settling of scores on the Golden Mile AN Algerian man was killed in Marbella in front of his young children. The shooting, believed by police to be a settling of scores, took place on one of the bridges across the AP-7 at Las Lomas de Marbella Club urbanisation. The victim, who had French nationality, was driving his children, aged 10, nine and three, to school. Apparently, a woman stepped out in front of him, seemingly to ask for help. He stopped and a man with his face covered

came out from the bushes, shooting him twice in the neck, killing him instantly. The shooter smashed one of the back windows

and left with the woman in a dark car when he saw the children inside. The police were alerted by a driver who discovered the scene.


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Drilling plans still on hold ONCE again, fuel company Repsol, will have to wait to drill for gas off the Costa del Sol. Despite the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism planning to give the go-ahead for the project, permits have still not been granted and Repsol will have to wait at least another year. The plan is to drill for gas in the seabed off the coast between Mijas and Fuengirola. The project, called Siroco, was first announced in 2004, and was given a positive environmental impact report by the government in 2011. Faced with delays in obtaining the necessary permits, Repsol has been given several administrative extensions on the project.

Online only for British passport applications ALL British residents living in Spain must now make their passport applications online at The new process, which is part of a worldwide changeover, helps to reduce the possibility of errors which can delay applications, according to a British Embassy press release. Those applying for passports will find that the new process, which includes online payment, generates a

personalised pack. This must be printed, signed and sent together with photographs and any additional documentation that may be required, to the Passport Office in the UK - and no longer to a British Consulate or Embassy. Once an application has been submitted, applicants will receive instructions on how to track its progress via the website. It is important to apply in good time as a new passport

will take at least four weeks from the time the completed application pack is received by the Passport Office in the UK. If the application is to replace a lost or stolen passport, then the process will take a little longer, at least six weeks. Applicants who cannot access the online system or who experience any difficulties should contact the Passport Advice Line on +44 300 222 0000.


Oil plant proposed THE town hall in Sierra de Yeguas plans to open an olive oil production plant within the next few months.

Problem solved THREE large sewer pipes will be installed in Las Lagunas, Mijas, to solve the water channelling problems which exist in the area.


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Demolition threat to expats' mill home by Mijas town hall By Bianca Neff A BRITISH couple is threatening to file criminal charges against the mayor of Mijas after they had a demolition order placed on their converted mill home. Tony and Rita O’Rielly received a letter out of nowhere from Mijas council stating their beautiful historic house is under imminent threat of being demolished. The town hall claimed it was built illegally in 2010. According to both Tony and his lawyer, however, this is impossible as the structure was originally built in 1964 as a flour mill. Later sold to a British owner, the structure was eventually embargoed and repossessed by the urbanisation, after which the O’Riellys bought it directly from the courts in 2008, when a judge issued them the deed in a Torremolinos court. The background file on the historic home

includes photos of the original structure from decades ago. The town hall claims it was an empty plot with no house on it. Yet with all paperwork and original photos intact, the O’Riellys are asking how on earth they can be accused of illegal building. Neighbours predating the O’Riellys moving in are testifying the house has been there decades. The situation is even more ironic considering that Tony O’Rielly is the president of the urbanisation The historic mill house. community. Their neighbours “They’ve taken the relevant are outraged. papers out of the file to say that The O’Riellys are naturally we built the house, but we didn’t.” in shock. “A judge sold it to When Tony and his lawyer us! How can this be? They’ve presented the evidence, it was ignored their own lawyers’ Tony and Rita O’Rielly, owners. not accepted. Tony stated: “We papers, their own judge’s rulings. It’s a nightmare you can’t The demolition file from Mijas have proof the house is legal, but wake up from.” Their fear is that Town Hall has excluded vital the Ayuntamiento won’t even they are not the only ones subject evidence proving the house’s accept the proof we have to offer.” All efforts to get an appointto the injustice. actual age, according to Tony.

ment with either Mijas mayor Angel Nozal or head of demolition Manuel Navarro have proven fruitless. “They couldn’t care less,” Tony stated. Tony’s lawyer told the Euro Weekly News: “It has gone far enough that we’re considering filing criminal charges against Mijas mayor Nozal and councillor Navarro. If something isn’t done, this is exactly what we will be doing. This is a perversion of justice.” Tony added: “We probably aren’t the only ones this is happening to.” This is not to say that the O’Riellys believe the mayor is behind the demolition threat. However, someone must ultimately be behind it, leading Tony to say: “We have to keep someone accountable for these unjust threats, so we have to go to the top. The ones behind the desk simply don’t care.”


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Patient abuses hospital staff A TETRAPLEGIC patient at Malaga Regional Hospital has reportedly been threatening and insulting staff. The man reportedly suffered an accident several years ago and after receiving care in Malaga he was transferred to the National Tetraplegic Hospital. He was then sent back to Malaga Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, and then to the pulmonology department more than a year ago. He was only supposed to remain there for a few days while his

family learned how to care for him. However, they said they couldn’t take him home and he has been at the hospital for a year. He reportedly attacks and threatens female staff.

When he is reprimanded, he responds with more insults. His relatives have also allegedly threatened staff, even outside the hospital. Union UGT has asked hospital managers to

TIMBER!: A tree is uprooted.

Strong winds cause havoc

WINDS of more than 70kph were registered in Alhaurin de la Torre on Sunday and the early hours of Monday morning. Eight litres per square metre of rain also fell and Civil Protection volunteers had to assist firemen, police, Guardia Civil and corporation workers to deal with emergencies. Incidents included fallen trees and signs, a blown-off roof and bins blown out of place. However, no-one was injured.

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Frenchman duped on holiday FOUR people have been arrested in Marbella for allegedly stealing â‚Ź3,120 from a French citizen. The man had been spending Christmas in Marbella and reported that he had met two girls at a party. When he was heading home, they invited him to their apartment for a drink. After a while, he was taken to another house where there was an elderly woman and a man who asked for his credit card. He volunteered money for the first payment, but said seven more charges were made on his card within 10 hours without his knowledge or consent. Police found that the swipe machine used belonged to a company in the name of an elderly woman, who had allegedly registered the company as a catering service. But she used the machines at her home, where she allowed prostitutes to use the bedrooms. The victim suspected that he had been drugged. The detainees are three women, 39, 36 and 86, and a man, 51, charged with fraud and drug-related crimes.


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Two arrested for selling religious items NATIONAL POLICE have arrested two people who allegedly received goods stolen from Malaga Cathedral. The man who stole them

confessed to the crime and identified the people to whom he had sold them for €1,000. Police were attempting to locate the final buyers of the

silver items, most probably collectors, although they may have already been melted down, as some of the detainees claimed.

The two most recent detainees work at an antiques shop in Malaga where several works of art, including an item stolen from the

Mayor could face fine for smoking THE Junta de Andalucia regional government may fine the mayor of Benaojan, Francisco Gomez, for allegedly smoking within the town hall. Councillor for Equality, Health and Social Policies, Maria Jose Sanchez, said that Gomez began smoking during a council meeting and that when he was reprimanded by the opposition, he responded rudely. She said he should set an example in

matters regarding health, and that measures will be taken against him, as they would against any citizen, although they may be more severe due to the position he holds. The opposition socialist party has asked for him to resign, and say that it is not the first time he has smoked within the town hall building. Gomez himself said he accepted that measures should be taken against him

because he had violated rules which he, as mayor, must enforce. However, he stated that he would also bring a complaint against whoever filmed him smoking near the exit to the town hall, as the plenary meeting was over, as this was not allowed. He has said that he is a heavy smoker, but claims he was not smoking inside the building but had simply lit up a little ahead of time as he was heading outside.

cathedral, were found before they were shipped to a buyer. The thief confessed that he had been taking items since August because he needed the money and had taken advantage of a relative’s position as sacristan at the cathedral, which meant he could access all areas. He would put other items in their place and the theft wasn’t discovered until last month. He told police that he was ‘involved in a relationship’ which meant he ‘needed large quantities of money’, and his wife was unemployed and receiving no benefits.


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Malaga taxi drivers on strike


Walkway contract

MALAGA firm Sando has been awarded the contract for the restoration of Caminito del Rey, known as ‘death walkway’ between Ardales and Alora.

Air safety THE Junta de Andalucia regional government is to construct five heliports in Alozaina, Campillos, Coin, Nerja and VelezMalaga this year to improve transport in health emergencies.

Mayor ban MAYOR of Tolox Juan Vera has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and a 10-year ban from public office for urban planning crimes.


BEFORE: Illegal caravan and containers.

AFTER: Site restored to normal.

Illegal site removed

LOCAL POLICE in Mijas have reported that an illegal settlement

in the El Hornillo area, near Arroyo Real, has been dismantled.

The owner had installed two large containers and a caravan in 2009, which were being used as housing. The town hall had reported that the structures did not comply with safety standards and were therefore them. The vehicle continued moving not fit to be lived in. until it crashed into a parked car. There was also rubbish and The father, 45, and one of his sons, refuse stored on the site and, seven, died and one of the other despite repeated requests to children was injured. remove the illegal items, this The prosecutor is asking for threewas not done for months. and-a-half years in prison and a ban However, it has now been from driving for six years, for confirmed that the plot has manslaughter due to severe been cleared up and the negligence, as well as â‚Ź420,500 in caravan and containers compensation. removed.

On trial for two road deaths A WOMAN is due to stand trial this week accused of killing a father and son in an accident outside a school in Malaga in November 2011. The public prosecutor maintains the woman was driving too fast and using her mobile phone, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and veer to the left. The vehicle ended up on the pavement where a man and three of his children were walking, and hit three of

SEVERAL days of strikes have been held by taxi drivers in Malaga City, especially at the airport. Initially, and without warning, all taxi drivers in the city and at the airport went on strike. At the airport, the strike was declared indefinite, while within the city, only 50 per cent of taxis were working. The strike was motivated by opposition to Decree 11/85 which allows taxi drivers from other towns hired in advance to pick up passengers at the airport, while preventing drivers from Malaga City picking up passengers in other towns. A meeting was held with the city hall and the Junta de Andalucia and the strikes took place while a response was awaited.


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New dishes delight at MC Café of Marbella Club Hotel MC Café, the brasserie style restaurant of the Marbella Club Hotel, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner within informal, yet elegant, surroundings. Open seven days a week, MC Café is always welcoming and whether you are enjoying a celebratory lunch with family or just a quick coffee and cake with a friend, you will always receive friendly service and quality food. This week, Head Chef Juan Martin Martinez has changed the lunch and dinner menu to include some wonderful new dishes: Alaskan Salmon Ceviche

with sorrel leaves features generous slices of tender salmon with a delicate marinade served over a tasty salad. If you prefer a more oriental touch to your fish, then the Tuna Tartare is for you, served on a slate plate and featuring succulent tuna with a rich sweet soya dipping sauce, freshly-cut guacamole and a selection of roe for added flavour. Main courses range from a wide selection of fish (salmon, sea bass, cod, tuna and shellfish) to meats and lamb, vegetarian and pasta. The Black Tagliatelle with calamari and soft creamed garlic is served in a

bamboo dish and is wonderfully light yet filling, whilst the slow-cooked Lamb Shank is always a winner. Desserts feature homemade chocolate mousse, Oreo cookie cake and elegant apple tart. If you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to overindulge, you can opt for a small slice of cake with your coffee such as the Carrot Cake or Courgette & Lime on offer for 3.50€. For lunch, MC Café has a twocourse/three-course daily menu for 27€/30€, offering wonderful alternatives to the A La Carte menu, and on Sundays you can enjoy English Roast Beef with

Yorkshire pudding and gravy. In addition, MC Café has a selection of high quality international wines served by the glass, including the New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (12€ per glass) and the French Chateau de Berne (9€ per glass), so even if the rest of your party are not drinking, you can enjoy a quality glass of wine or two. MC Café is ideal for a business lunch or meeting with friends, and with monthly fashion shows and special dinners, you can always rely on a wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and, of course, delicious modern cuisine. For reservations please call 952 768 936

Head Chef Juan Martin Martinez has introduced some wonderful new dishes to make your dining experience a truly unforgettable one.


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Ferries cancelled FERRIES between Andalucia and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa had to be cancelled due to storms at sea and strong winds.

Big plans THREE companies have presented their offers for the project to build a boulevard in the centre of Estepona to boost commerce and tourism.

Drugs on ice NATIONAL POLICE have arrested a man, 24, and seized 130 grammes of speed and 105 grammes of Ecstasy (MDMA) hidden in a kitchen freezer in Churriana.


Gay couple can’t register children CHILDREN born from surrogate mothers cannot be legally registered in Spain. The Supreme Court has prevented a gay couple whose children were born of a surrogate mother in the US from registering them in Spain as their children. Spanish legislation bans surrogate motherhood, regardless of whether or not the woman is paid. Therefore, the two men, who appear

as the children’s parents on US documents, cannot register them in Spain, which would entitle them to become Spanish citizens. Both men provided genetic samples for insemination, but a DNA test will reveal which one is the biological father. He can then register the children as his alone, also guaranteeing them Spanish citizenship, and his partner can adopt the children with him.

Workers’ rights abused in Malaga workshop TWO people have been arrested for allegedly exploiting workers at a workshop on the Guadalhorce Industrial Estate in Malaga. Another nine people have been arrested for illegally residing in Spain. The investigation was carried out by National Police, together with Local Police and Malaga Work Inspectors after it was discovered that several

companies were operating without licences or permits. Some of them were also believed to be receiving stolen goods, trafficking with vehicles and forging documents. Thirty people were found in the workshop. Their rights were being violated as they had no contract or Social Security and were being paid between €5 and €10 per day.


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Residents complain RESIDENTS in San Pedro de Alcantara are not happy with the location planned for the new bus station, opposite the Maria Teresa Leon School.

Illegal party LOCAL POLICE in Malaga prevented an illegal party and concert from going ahead. They seized knives and other weapons, as well as fireworks.

No attack TWO men, aged 27 and 29, were arrested after attacking another on the street in Malaga. They were seen by National Police officers on patrol who stopped the attack.

Fewer licences lost MORE than 500 drivers lost their driving licences last year after losing all their penalty points. However, this is 34 per cent fewer than in 2012, according to the head of the Traffic department in Malaga, Trinidad Hernandez, who says that citizens have greater awareness

due to the penalty point system. The report also shows that of the 508 cases in which drivers lost their licences due to driving offences, 456 were male, a similar percentage to that of 2012. Fines for exceeding the speed limits since the points system came

into effect have amounted to 86,509, representing 34 per cent of total registered fines, 254,164. Other common offences are not wearing the seatbelt, not using helmets, not respecting the right of way of other drivers, using mobile phones and drunk driving.

Pickpockets strike at hospital A MAN and a woman were arrested for stealing a mobile phone from a journalist during an interview at the Regional Hospital in Malaga. The pair allegedly hid amongst the crowd which gathered in the hospital vestibule to mark World Day Against Cancer and stole the woman’s phone while she was doing a TV interview. However, they were soon arrested, as they were known to the police and had been seen entering and leaving. Once on the street, they put

CAUGHT: The pair wore extra clothes to disguise themselves. on extra clothes to make it harder for them to be identified. The man, a 41-year-old Algerian, had been

arrested 97 times and used 17 identities. The Spanish woman, 44, had also been arrested 25 times.


150 arrests for fraud ALMOST 150 people have been arrested throughout Spain in a moneylaundering operation involving pawn shops. Most of the arrests were in the Valencia area, as well as 40 in Malaga. The investigation has been under way for several months and amongst the detainees there are shop and business owners as well as staff, most of whom were released with charges of money laundering, tax fraud, document falsification, receiving stolen goods and belonging to an organised gang. In Malaga, police searched shops which bought gold and located several ovens for smelting precious metals in flats and businesses. Throughout Spain 150 kilos of gold and 150 kilos of silver have been seized, as well as vehicles, â‚Ź1.5 million in cash, jewellery, two boats, 30 vehicles and other valuable items.


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Home from home for sick children

HOME: Celebrating its second anniversary.

THE Ronald McDonald House in Malaga has celebrated its second anniversary. During this time, it has been a home for 271 families and more than 1,150 people (315 of them children) with an average stay of 13 days, all for free. The home’s aim is to give families somewhere to stay when children from out of the area need prolonged hospital treatment.

In 2013, the average occupancy level was 82 per cent and the longest stay to date has been seven months. There are almost 50 families who have had to stay at the house more than a month because their children have received treatment for cancer or been premature. Almost half of the families who have stayed at the home have had to do so several times. The average age of the

children was 3.7-years-old and most of them were at Malaga Children’s Hospital. Most (55 per cent) were from Andalucia, while 22 per cent were from the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa and 13 per cent from Morocco. Most of the families from Andalucia were from Malaga, but residing more than 50 kilometres from the city, Almeria, Cadiz and Granada.

Man killed for inheritance TWO women and a man were arrested in Pontevedra, northern Spain, for allegedly beating an 84year-old man to death for his inheritance. One of the women had been named as his sole heir just a week before the man died. She had worked for him as a cleaner and carer for some months and recently moved in. They are believed to have killed the man with a rock and a walking stick.

The women claimed the man had been robbed in his home and beaten by intruders. They said they had heard noise and seen two youths fleeing the area. When Guardia Civil arrived to investigate the robbery, they found the man dead. The officers found out one of the suspects had purchased a plane ticket ford the following day, and one would benefit from his death, which led to the arrests.


Two rescued A MAN, 51, and a child, were rescued from a balcony after they were trapped by a fire in their home in Mijas. The man suffered from smoke inhalation.

Littering fine THREE youths between 17 and 21 were given fines of €1,000 in Torremolinos for littering the streets with rubbish and cigarette butts.

Street names A LAW in Mijas will regulate how streets can be named, what nameplates are used and how houses and public buildings are numbered.

Stood up JUNTA de Andalucia President, Susana Diaz, failed to attend a ceremony presided over by the Prince and Princess of Asturias as she didn’t agree with the order of the speeches.

Dangerous fall RAIN caused a landslide which resulted in a large rock falling into the road at kilometre 28 of the A-397 road between San Pedro and Ronda.

Homage to cyclist A DEMONSTRATION was held by cyclists and others to protest over the death of a police officer killed by a driver while cycling on the outskirts of Malaga.


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Slander investigated ANTEQUERA Town Hall aims to take legal action against slanderous messages against municipal employees which were detected online. The deputy Mayor, Ana Cebrian, said the council’s legal team will take action against the accusations aimed at staff at San Zoilo Library. The comments are anonymous and violate the honour and dignity of the people to which they refer, Cebrian reported.

Fewer inmates in Spanish prisons THE number of inmates in Spanish prisons has been falling for the past four years. Between, 2009 and 2013 it has fallen 11.4 per cent. The main reason for this is that in 2010, a new law was introduced which reduced the maximum sentences for minor drug-related crimes, which account for most of the inmates serving time. Just days after the reduction from nine to six years was approved, some 400 people were released. Another reason is

Antequera businessman set on buying airport A BUSINESSMAN based in Antequera has reportedly presented his third offer to buy Ciudad Real Airport, backed by Chinese investors. He made an offer in December, but it was rejected as he did not fulfil requirements which guaranteed the sale. He has now presented another offer, together with a letter confirming that he has the support of International Netherland Holding Limited, managed by a Chinese investor, who would provide €90 billion. He reportedly held a meeting in China in which the agreement was made, and if the process goes ahead, the company to manage the airport would be WWI Investment Corp which has been created and is run by the local businessman.

because of extradition agreements for foreign prisoners, who are often sent to their countries of origin to serve time. In the same four years, the number of foreign inmates in Spanish prisons fell by 21 per cent to 21,315

people, according to a Murcia University Professor who has carried out a study of the inmate population. Despite this, the prison staff union complains that there are still too many inmates per guard.


Nine flu deaths AT least nine people have died from the influenza virus A in Malaga Province, according to health care professionals.

Ram raiders TWENTY-FIVE people were arrested and a further 19 charged with at least 23 break-ins at mobile phone shops in Malaga and Cadiz by smashing the windows with cars.

Water worry SEIZED: The drugs found by National Police.

Cocaine seized in Fuengirola NATIONAL POLICE arrested a man, 61, and seized cocaine ready for sale in Fuengirola. In total, 24 grammes of cocaine were seized as well as precision scales and €1,320 in cash. The man was allegedly selling the cocaine from his home and hid it in a box under the sofa.

Man throws dog at match referee A MAN from Olula del Rio has been charged for attempting to attack a football referee by throwing a dog at him. He was watching a match between Comarca del Marmol and La Cañada Atletico teams at the Juan Jose Rodriguez stadium in the town. The referee approached the benches towards the end of the game and

the man grabbed a dog belonging to another spectator and threw it at him. The dog fell to the floor from a height of two metres without hitting the intended target. It appeared to be hurt while its owner began fighting with the man who had thrown it. The Guardia Civil had to break them up. The man has been charged with animal abuse.

THE PSOE Socialist party in Marbella has asked that a study of the situation of local families be carried out before their water supply is cut off.

False ID TWO youths under 18 were arrested for making false ID cards and another for selling them to classmates at a college in Malaga for €15 each.

Home thefts MORE than 350 home break-ins are registered each day in Spain. In the first nine months of 2013 there were 96,245, 3.6 per cent more than the same period in 2012.

Good news RECENT storms have been good news for Marbella beaches, where sand has gathered which can be used to prepare them for the Easter season.


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Bank payback

A COURT in Malaga has ordered banking group Bankia to return €100,000 plus interest to a pensioner with senile dementia who was sold preferred stocks without sufficient information.

Flu victim A WOMAN, 50, who was admitted to Malaga University Hospital with Influenza A, became the sixth person to die from the virus in the province.

Chemists meet A PHARMACEUTICAL congress is due to be held in May in Malaga. It is expected to attract more than 1,000 chemists from Europe.


Royal son-in-law could face a 19-year prison sentence THE anti-corruption prosecutor in the Noos case could ask for between 10 and 19 years in prison for Spain’s royal son-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin. He is charged with embezzlement, corruption, document falsification, fraud against the administration and tax

evasion. The minimum sentences for each of these crimes would add up to 10 years. The sentences requested will depend on whether or not he produces money up front to cover any possible liabilities. Following the statement of his wife, Princess Cristina, in court,

the case is now in the last stages of the initial process and the judge, Jose Castro, will decide who remains charged. Then the prosecutor can decide on the sentences for each of them. Urdangarin’s former business partner, Diego Torres, could face between 10 and 15 years.

The two are accused of taking almost €6 million from public administrations through the Noos Institute between 2003 and 2007. The princess claims she did not know of the activities, despite owning the company allegedly set up to hide the illegally obtained funds, Aizoon, with her husband.

Spain blamed for plane crash RECOVERED: Sacks of olives.

Inland robberies GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested 13 people for allegedly stealing olives in Antequera, and another for allegedly receiving the stolen items. The mostly Romanian detainees were based in Campillos and were selling the olives at low prices in Sevilla Province.

IRELAND blames Spain for its worst plane crash in 50 years. Manx2 Flight 7100 was a scheduled commercial flight from George Best Belfast City Airport to Cork Airport. On February 10, 2011, the aircraft with 10 passengers and two crew members on board, crashed on its third attempt to land at Cork Airport where there was dense fog. Six people including pilots Jordi Sola and Andrew Cantle died; six passengers survived. The final report into the accident stated the probable cause was loss of control

and noted there was an inappropriate pairing of flight crews, inadequate command training, lack of experience, fatigue of the crew and absence of any control of the Spanish owners of the airline, Flightline, the operator or the seller of the tickets. The plane was owned by a Spanish bank and leased to Andalucian Airlines (LADA) which sub-leased it to Flightline. The investigators blame the Spanish air safety authorities (AESA) for not supervising Flightline, as they were not aware of its operations in UK and Ireland.


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Stories making headlines in Europe

Red card

More divorces

Women needed

NORWAY - The founder of a militant Islamist group applied to return to work as a referee, and had his request turned down by the Norwegian Football Association.

THE financial woes that swept the UK due to the recession may have led to more couples getting divorced, the Office for National Statistics suggests.

A TORY MP, Margot James, criticised David Cameron for failing to promote women backbenchers fast enough.

Highest sale

Curbing creativity

SWEDEN - Sweden is planning to turn down Norway’s request to be able to rent out empty space in its prisons, the country’s justice minister Beatice Ask has said.

Fashion week DENMARK Copenhagen Airport introduced travellers to some of Denmark’s top designers in activities coinciding with Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Short skirts NORWAY - Qatar Airways was criticised by the anti-discrimination ombudsman after specifying all women coming to a recruitment day had to wear short skirts.

Shaved off SWEDEN - A care worker who reportedly shaved the private parts of an 85-year-old Swedish man against his will has been reported for mistreatment.

SOTHEBY’S made its highest ever London sale with an auction from which buyers from 44 countries took home 79 works worth a total of £163 million.

Alcohol theft SWEDEN - A highranking Social Democrat in Stockholm stepped down after he was caught taking a bottle of alcohol from a suburban liquor store.

THE message ‘pink is for girls, blue is for boys’ creates a gender divide that hampers girls’ progress at school and holds back women in the workplace, a minister has warned.

Mutilation alert NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), the Government has announced.

Paying crime CRIMINALS will be forced to pay for some of the cost of prosecuting them once they have been convicted.

GENDER DIVIDE: Pink is for girls, blue is for boys.


A TRAIN carrying gas containers exploded as it travelled through Russia, sparking terror attack fears a day before the Sochi Olympics opened. Foul play was later ruled out.

Drink risk RUSSIAN men who drink large amounts of vodka have an ‘extraordinarily’ high risk of early death, a new study says.

VODKA: Russian men drinking large amounts risk early death.

Gay message PROSECUTORS in Russia are investigating whether a children’s library book about tolerance and

A 13-YEAR-OLD’S parents have been fined €3,000 by a court in Bavaria for not stopping their daughter having sex with her boyfriend.

Stranded on bus A GROUP of 12 passengers whose plane had a technical problem were left on a shuttle bus as their replacement flight from Cologne Airport departed without them.

GERMANY’S biggest tour operator TUI has cancelled trips to dolphin and orca shows, after admitting it could not check conditions at all the venues.

SCOTLAND voted overwhelmingly to allow samesex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give it the green light despite opposition from its main church organisations.

Train explosion

Parental consent

No shows

Gay marriage

Feeling again DENMARK - A man from Denmark has become the world’s first amputee to get an artificial hand that can feel objects.





cultural diversity contains alleged gay ‘propaganda.’

Student attack A STUDENT with two rifles burst into his Moscow school, killing his geography teacher and a policeman in front of about 20 students.

Suicide dolls A RUSSIAN parents’ group is demanding Monster High dolls, made by Mattel, should be banned as they ‘promote suicide’ and could be ‘a threat to national security.’

Dog extermination OFFICIALS at Sochi City Hall ordered stray dogs to be exterminated before the Winter Olympics.

Shares for sale RUSSIAN hypermarket chain Lenta is planning to sell up to $1 billion worth of shares through a dual listing in London and Moscow.

Purposeful robbery A DRUG addict tried to rob a bank in Frankfurt - not to feed his habit, but so he would be put in jail where he could go cold turkey and beat his habit.

Urgent advert AN advert placed in a regional newspaper in western Germany by a man desperate to find his children before he dies has been shared online 50,000 times.

Beer rage TWO men set fire to a shop in western Germany because it did not stock the brand of beer they were looking for Becks Gold.

Bones identified GERMAN scientists have announced after almost 26 years of research that the bones interred for centuries at Aachen Cathedral are likely to be those of Charlemagne.


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Important visitor THE largest ship in the world, the Royal Caribbean’s ‘Allure of the Seas,’ will visit Malaga and Palma de Mallorca twice in 2015.

Locals’ project THE ‘Baños del Carmen’ defence group, including 16 Malaga residents’ associations, has presented a third project for the restoration of the area.

Hotel bookings AVERAGE hotel occupancy levels were up to 80 per cent in Malaga for the Kings Cup of basketball in which local team Unicaja was playing.


Erard harp given to museum A HARP made by Sebastian Erard in 1819 has joined the collection of Malaga Interactive Music Museum (MIMMA) thanks to a donation from author and harpist Marion Leigh. After a long journey that began in London, the antique harp arrived this month at the museum. The harp carries an inscription: ‘TO THE ROYAL FAMILY. His Most Christian Majesty the King of France and H.I.M. the Emperor of all the Russias,’ which leads experts to think that the instrument was dedicated to royalty. This theory is further strengthened

DONATED: The harp has been given to the museum in Malaga. by the fact that Sebastian Erard’s relationship with the Royal House before the French

Revolution was well known, as well as the intricacy of the detailed engraving of birds on

noble wood. The harp was given to Marion as a birthday present in 1995, it had been found in a barn in Pennsylvania, USA, and partially restored by a colleague of her husband. It still has a lovely sound, although only the top three octaves can be played because tightening the bass strings would put too much stress on the harp’s very old neck. Marion Leigh was born in Birmingham, England and spends the winter on the Costa del Sol. Her first novel, The Politician’s Daughter, was released in Spain in June 2011.

Spanish youths drinking poor quality alcohol FIVE per cent of youths in Spain drink illegally sold alcohol, according to a study. Four per cent of youths don’t see any ethical or health risks in illegally buying alcohol which has not passed tax or health controls, despite the fact that it could be adulterated, according to the study carried out by the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.

The study surveyed 1,200 people aged between 14 and 34 of which 60 per cent habitually consume alcohol, especially binge drinking at the weekend. They mainly purchase the alcohol from Chinese bazaars or stalls on the street, but also consume large quantities sold to them at low prices in certain establishments.

Due to the lack of available money, such practices are on the rise, but the youths do not see the risk, despite the fact that it could lead to addiction in later years. Twenty-five per cent have suffered from alcohol poisoning in the past year. The study shows that in Spain 163 million litres of alcohol are consumed every year.


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Diver rescued A MISSING diver, 33, was rescued in the Cala Carbo area in Pollensa. A Maritime Safety Service unit found him holding onto a rock near the Colomer islet in good health.

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


British body AN investigation has been opened after the body of a British man was found in a house in Almoradi. The 73-year-old’s body was found by firefighters moments after entering the property which was on fire.

Scanner down

Refuge found

A TECHNICAL breakdown left the MRI scanner at Son Llatzer Hospital inoperative for two days. Forty patients had to reschedule their appointments as a consequence.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL digs in Elche on the site of the new Central Market have found an entrance to a refuge from the Civil War.

Pervert caught

TWO Bulgarians have been arrested for cloning credit and debit cards after placing a device in ATMs across Alicante and Murcia which copies the magnetic strip of the cards.

A MAN, 51, has been arrested for performing a sex act in front of five German tourists aged between 16 and 17 on Palma’s promenade. An off-duty Guardia Civil officer caught the man, who had already been in jail for indecent exposure.

Cemetery expansion MONTUIRI cemetery is to be expanded by 900 metres to match the current demand. This will be the second time the cemetery has been expanded in five years.

Crane danger A COURT has authorised Sa Pobla Town Council to disassemble a tower crane in danger of collapsing. The company that owns the crane has been in financial trouble since 2011, and hasn’t disassembled it since.


Pleased sir ALMERIA maths teacher Juan Jose Ramirez has been selected for the title of Expert Innovative Teacher by Microsoft from more than 20,000 teachers around the world for his innovative teaching style.

Berlin fair SIX fruit companies from Almeria Province have travelled to the Fruit Logistica fair held in Berlin.

Card cloning BEACH ACCESS: Residents are calling for a bridge to be built.

A rough ride on way to the beach

RESIDENTS on the Orihuela Costa are calling for a pedestrian bridge to be built over the N-332 opposite Cala Mosca. Homeowners on the Alameda del Mar urbanisation and other housing developments claim they take their lives in their hands when they have to cross four lanes of traffic to get to Cala Mosca. In addition, on the coast side there is no pedestrian walkway that

allows them to safely negotiate the road. The builder had promised a bridge when the properties were built but it has not materialised and residents complain the problem has got worse with the widening of the N-332 and the opening of Zenia Boulevard bringing more traffic. One said: “Swimmers and bathers could go to the beach and then go to

Lucky strike

Budget woes

THE Province continues to be lucky with lotteries this year with the ONCE lottery leaving €100,000 in Huercal de Almeria. The money has been won by two groups who share the cost of buying tickets.

THE Velez-Malaga branch of the regionalist Partido Andalucista party has complained the local budget for transport has increased by €300,000 since the tram service was stopped in 2012 due to ongoing debts.


Bar thieves

Public support

A FAULTY electrical cable left the town of Cuevas del Almanzora without electricity for almost an hour last week.

VELEZ-MALAGA Council has made public its support for plans to declare Nerja Caves a World Heritage Site. According to councillor Jesus Lupiañez, this would benefit the Axarquia, and the whole of the Malaga Province.

Sales up

Rainy January

FOURTEEN hybrid cars were sold in Almeria Province during January, which was a 27 per cent increase on the previous year.

JANUARY was the rainiest in four years in Almuñecar with rains of up to 62.2 litres per square metre, according to the local Farmer’s Information Office.

In the dark

the bars, restaurants and shops in the area if they had a footbridge to cross the road, but as it is, they drive to the beach and do not come. “Residents have argued against La Regia’s new footbridge, currently being built over the N332, saying there are closer bridges in the area for residents to cross the N-332, when at Alameda del Mar the closest one is at Punta Prima.”

THIEVES stole a TV, 12 bottles of whisky and nearly €3,000 in cash from a bar in Torrenueva, Motril. This is the fifth time the same bar has been targeted by thieves in just two years, its owner claims.

Marihuana arrest AN ALMUÑECAR man was arrested carrying 140 grammes of marihuana during a traffic control exercise on the GR-14 road in Salobreña.

No course expansion PLANS to expand El Plantio golf course in Alicante have been turned down as it does not ‘meet the requirements of the Law to Promote the Implementation of Strategic Territorial Activities.’

Water works REDEVELOPMENT work in Avenida Alfredo Nobel, close to Los Locos beach, Torrevieja, has been completed. New water pipes have been installed at a cost of €290,000.


Good record DENIA HOSPITAL treated 4,500 cancer patients last year, of whom 750 were new cases. There is no waiting list for oncology outpatients or oncological surgery, the hospital announced.

Buried treasure FIFTEEN gold and 486 silver coins discovered beneath a San Juan house in 1963 are on display at Alicante’s Archaeological Museum (MARQ). They were hidden when French troops invaded Spain to reinstate Fernando VII.

Brits advance EXACTLY 181,451 of the 463,550 passengers who used Alicante-Elche airport in January were British. The next most numerous group were Spanish, with 69,859 passengers, and Germans with 40,866.

Funny money A 20-YEAR-OLD was arrested after trying to pass forged €20 banknotes in several Villena shops. A Romanian living in Yecla, he was charged after admitting distributing counterfeit money.


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Thousands exploited every year BETWEEN 40,000 and 50,000 people are exploited in Spain every year, both sexually and in their workplace, according to Catholic charity Caritas. Most of them are women aged between 20 and 35, who come mainly from Brazil, Nigeria and Romania. However, many of them are under 18years-old. According to experts, worldwide, millions of people are exploited, including methods such as arranged marriages, drug and organ trafficking. In the workplace, the most affected areas are factories, agriculture, domestic service and those forced into begging. In Spain, mafias use immigration laws to threaten the women they bring into the country. The white slave trade is a ‘business’ which moves billions of dollars every year, beaten only by weapons trading.

Girls at risk from ritual mutilation IN Spain, some 17,000 girls are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation. According to anthropologist Adriana Kaplan of the Wassu Foundation, the risk has increased by 61 per cent in Spain in the last four years amongst girls under 15 in families from African countries. This practice is carried out to prevent girls from having sexual urges so they maintain their virginity until marriage and assure they will be accepted by their future husbands. Girls may be at risk depending on their country of origin and if their families have not abandoned this type of tradition. Attempts are made by the authorities and health service to dissuade them from returning to their country of origin for the ritual or from having it carried out by clandestine witchdoctors in Spain. Parents are also informed that in Spain, this practice is considered a crime punishable by law.

BRACELETS: Made by hand by Masai women. Many families living in Spain apparently do not want to carry out the mutilation, but feel pressurised into accepting it. NGO Mundo Cooperante has launched a campaign to fight Female Genital Mutilation and is selling bracelets made by hand by

Masai women in Kenya and Tanzania to help them become independent. Each one is different and includes a symbol, an X within a diamond, representing women whose rights are threatened by mutilation. Bracelets cost €5 plus p&p.


Store manager dismissed A COURT has confirmed the dismissal of a supermarket manager in Caceres who changed the expiry dates on products. She was dismissed in November 2012 following complaints from staff working in the butchery, fruit and bakery departments who she reportedly told to put new tickets on products which had reached their expiry date. She also took products from the bakery and cosmetics counter without paying for them on numerous occasions, as well as manipulating stocktaking data to hide the supermarket’s financial situation. This prevented the store from being stocked properly. Staff reported she threatened them in person and over the phone and that some of them had been publicly insulted. She appealed the dismissal but Extremadura High Court of Justice has confirmed it.


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business & legal

Not a good deal

Spurious sales spotted by shoppers SPURIOUS reductions were detected by 65 per cent of shoppers at this year’s winter sales. ‘Before’ amounts on labels were often higher than the original prices, reported a FACUA survey. Twenty-three per cent spotted this error in more than half the shops, reported the consumers’ association questionnaire.

A further 18 per cent saw labelling errors in less than half the shops, while 16 per cent noticed only a few bogus markdowns. They had not seen any misleading labels at all, 8 per cent said. Almost half found supposedly-reduced products that were not on offer before the sales began in 50 per cent of shops.

Spain attracting more tourists... SPAIN rose up the international tourism rankings in 2013 by overtaking China to take third spot. The record 60.6 million international visitors it had left it behind France (83 million) and the USA (67 million) for international visitors, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The 5.6 per cent rise in foreign tourists helped boost the economy, accounting for 11 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The news came as part of a worldwide rise in tourism that saw international arrivals across the globe rise by 52 million or 5 per cent, reaching 1.08 billion, despite the world’s

economy still being in ‘low gear.’ Demand was strongest in Asia and the Pacific (+6 per cent), Africa (+6 per cent) and Europe (+5 per cent). The UNWTO’s Secretary General, Talem Rifai, said in the World Tourism Barometer report: “2013 was an excellent year for international tourism. “The tourism sector has shown a remarkable capacity to adjust to the changing market conditions, fuelling growth and job creation around the world, despite the lingering economic and geopolitical challenges. “Indeed tourism has been among the few sectors generating positive news for many economies.”


usiness extra

Tools down WORK on the Panama Canal has ground to a halt after builders led by Spain’s Sacyr carried out a threat to down tools. The consortium building new locks wants compensation for a $1.6bn (€1.17bn) cost overrun, about half the original contract value.

Fat cat BBVA bank Chairman Francisco Gonzalez was paid €5.17m in 2013.

Pound Dealz UK retailer Poundland plan to open 10 stores in Spain under the Dealz brand, first launched in Ireland.

Not such a bad bank VULTURE fund Teide acquired a property portfolio from Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb last December. Some of the 2,500 properties had been sold, or were being sold, to private buyers who complained recently that Teide wanted to cancel their deals. Having put down deposits of €3,000 they each received a certified ‘burofax’

informing them that Teide “could not satisfy their request.” Instead it offered to return the €3,000 deposit without any kind of compensation. Teide was selling the properties at between €30,000 and €100,000 more than they had paid. Thanks to Sareb’s intervention, these purchases will now be honoured at the price agreed.

ON SALE: But how ‘accurate’ are the offers?



STAT OF WEEK THE average Spanish household uses 10.52 kilowatts of electricity a year. Half goes on central heating and 21.7 per cent on household appliances, 30.6 per cent of which corresponds to the refrigerator.


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Good news for Spanish economy THE good news for the Spanish economy keeps on coming. The Spanish service sector made a positive start to 2014 as both activity and new orders continued to expand solidly. Moreover, employment stabilised, ending a sequence of job shedding which stretched back to March 2008. However, companies still discounted output prices sharply, while input costs rose following no change in December. The headline seasonally adjusted Business Activity Index rose to 54.9 in January from 54.2 in December, signalling a third successive monthly increase in activity in the sector. Furthermore, the solid expansion was the sharpest since July 2007. A number of respondents indicated that improving economic conditions had supported rises in business activity. Each of the six monitored sectors posted increases in activity, led by Transport & Storage. The weakest rise was


ON THE UP: Transport and Logistics lead the way. at Renting & Business Activities companies. Transport & Storage also registered the fastest rise in new business. Overall, new orders increased at a solid pace, albeit one that was slower than seen at the end of 2013.

UST 5 per cent of Spaniards do not believe that corruption is ‘widespread’ in the country. According to a new anti-corruption report by the European Commission, 95 per cent of the population feels corruption is widespread. A press statement from the EC said: “Although an anti-corruption legal framework is largely in place in Spain and law enforcement has shown good results in investigating corrupt practices, the report does show a certain number of deficiencies. “Particularly challenging is political corruption and deficient checks and balances, notably in public spending and control mechanisms at regional and local levels. “In this report, the European Commission suggests that tailor-made anti-corruption strategies for regional and local level administrations are developed, that ongoing reforms and implementation of the new rules on party funding is pursued, and that comprehensive codes of conduct for elected officials with adequate accountability tools are developed.” Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, said:

Signs of strengthening economic conditions had reportedly been behind the rise in new orders, which was the sixth in as many months. Services companies increased their staffing levels fractionally

in January, thereby ending a run of 70 consecutive monthly reductions in employment. Anecdotal evidence suggested that staffing levels were reflective of current workloads, with some panellists taking on extra staff in response to rising activity, while others reduced their workforces in line with the completion of projects. Outstanding business continued to decrease in January. Although only modest, the pace of depletion quickened for the third month running. Service providers recorded an increase in input prices for the third time in the past four months, following no change in costs in December. Respondents indicated that higher salary payments had been the principal reason for rising input prices. Hotels & Restaurants posted the strongest increase in input costs. Companies continued to lower their output prices, as has been the case in each month

Hands up if you think Spain is corrupt... HOME AFFAIRS: EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

since August 2008. Where selling prices were lowered, this was largely a result of competitive pressures. The prospect of further improvements in economic conditions during 2014 led business sentiment to strengthen in January. Optimism regarding the yearahead outlook for activity was at the highest since July 2007. Commenting on the Spanish Services PMI® survey data, Andrew Harker, senior economist at Markit and author of the report, said: “The Spanish service sector backed up the solid performance seen in December with accelerated growth of activity in January, while we even saw an end to job shedding in the sector for the first time since the economic crisis began. “Companies are still having to offer discounts in order to secure sales, but they are increasingly optimistic that 2014 can see a recovery get properly under way.”

“Corruption undermines citizens’ confidence in democratic institutions and the rule of law, it hurts the European economy and deprives States from muchneeded tax revenue. Member States have done a lot in recent years to fight corruption, but this report shows that it is far from enough. The report suggests what can be done, and I look forward to working with Member States to follow it up.” The Commission is also suggesting that irregularities in public procurement procedures at regional and local levels should be addressed further. Alongside an analysis of the situation in each EU Member State, the European Commission is also presenting two extensive opinion polls. More than three-quarters of Europeans, and 95 per cent of Spanish citizens, agree that corruption is widespread in their home country. Approximately one in four Europeans considers that they are affected by corruption in their everyday lives. In Spain, that number is 63 per cent, the highest percentage in the EU. Four per cent of Europeans, and 2 per cent of Spanish citizens say that they have been asked or expected to pay a bribe in the past year. The Commisssion has estimated that corruption costs the EU economy around €120 billion per year.


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Steer kids away from the pricey habit of smoking S

MOKERS out there already know what a drain the habit has on spending. A regular smoker might smoke up to or more than three packets a week, and that can add up considerably over the course of months and years. On top of that, the majority of us women spend a substantial amount of money on face creams, eye creams, serums and masks - potions and lotions to help maintain youthful features as long as possible. Yet with every cigarette smoked, it massively increases our chances of wrinkly and dull skin - so forking out on all the creams in the world is just a big waste of money! Each person has the right to do whatever they want to their own body, but as much as anyone claims to love cigarettes, that pricey-little-cancer-stick will

Loose change A look at finance for females

THE government spent €2.296 billion on unemployment benefits last year, 13 per cent less than in 2012. Average pay was €858.4, a reduction of 6.5 per cent on the previous year.

SPANISH toll roads company Abertis paid €32.2 million for another 6 per cent of Metropistas. Albertis now has a 51 per holding in the Mexican motorway company.

ANTI-SMOKING: Important to target children in the right way. eventually repay your love by making you ugly, with bags and wrinkles under your eyes. Giving up smoking isn’t just about being responsible to your health and looks; it’s about being responsible in regards to controlling spending, as well as setting a good example for future generations. Wouldn’t most smokers admit that they wish they had never become hooked in the first

Jobs deal place? That’s why targeting antismoking campaigns at children in the right way is so important these days. In America more than $100 million is being spent on new anti-smoking advertisements aimed at frightening teenagers

Q. From your answer to my earlier question in EWN, it appears that I have You and the to pay the back taxes owing on the vehicle before I can de-register (baja) Law in Spain the vehicle still listed in my name. By David Searl I have never got any notifications from DGT or from ‘Recaudacion’ to my correct address where I moved in 2001. I understand that you have to inform DGT Malaga, when you change address, which I did not do, thinking the new owner would arrange everything. Now Recaudacion has suddenly found my address and claims the taxes for the years 2003-2013. During all these years I have had in my possession another two cars registered at my new address since 2001, so Recaudacion could easily have found me. I recently heard about a similar case where the person went to court and won his case on the grounds that they could easily find the correct address to send notifications. What is your opinion? L.M. (Costa del Sol) owner. Many towns pass this tax to a central collection dept called ‘Recaudacion.’ You can protest you should have to pay only the previous four years of the tax, as you were not informed. I

Dole profit

Road sense

Jane Plunkett

If not informed, must he pay tax?

A. Unfortunately, I think your chances are small. You are speaking of the annual municipal vehicle tax and the town hall is not required to inform you of back taxes owed. All responsibility is on you, as


suspect the person who won his case was protesting against a traffic fine.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at, or call 952 667 090.

away from picking up the habit. What does a pack of cigarettes cost? Your teeth, says one TV advert, which depicts a teenager buying a pack of cigarettes at a shop and literally pulling out a tooth with a set of pliers to pay for them.

BARCELONA-BASED pharmaceutical multinational Almirall agreed a redundancy plan reducing layoffs from 250 to 180. Thirty more employees can remain if they accept wage cuts and ‘substantial changes’ to working conditions.

New gold rush in Spain as millions are invested WITH gold prices still riding high a new mini-gold rush is taking place in Spain. Regions where gold mines have long been closed are being prospected using modern techniques that international companies hope will make them profitable once again. The traditional gold mining regions dating back to Roman times - are in Galicia and Asturias, and that is where there are thought to be some of the biggest untapped gold deposits left in Western Europe. Two companies involved in investing millions of euros in the regions are Vancouver, Canada, based Edgewater Exploration and Astur Gold. Edgewater acquired the rights to produce gold at a site called Corcoesto in Galicia in 2010, the same year that Astur Gold took control of the Salave deposit in Asturias. Together, the sites are thought to contain more than two million ounces of gold, but it is unlikely anywhere near that amount can be profitably extracted. GOLD: Prices still riding high.

Astur Gold has already received more than 11,000 applications for 800 jobs it is creating during the construction phase. But that depends on the regional government giving the go ahead, which the company hopes will happen before the end of 2015. Once built the mine will need in the region of 200-250 workers. Astur Gold is currently completing a Feasibility Study on the Salave Gold Project. Meanwhile at Corcoesto an environmental impact study has been presented, with Edgewater Exploration planning an initial investment of somewhere in the region of €126 million in the mine.


Time ‘illegal’ homes issue was sorted out I HAVE recently attended two SOHA meetings (Save Our Homes Axarquia), and to look around the room and see hundreds of people who have problems with their homes is shocking to see. Some of these members have had problems for years; they live their lives in limbo, in fear of their homes being demolished, with little or no compensation to follow. We live in a small area of Axarquia, but are fully aware that there are thousands upon thousands more properties throughout Spain with legality problems. We have lived in our home for 10 years, only to find out that the Junta de Andalucia is now in the process of trying to revoke all our licences. Does anyone really know if their home is legal? Over the years SOHA has made many good contacts and is still working with the ‘powers that be’ to solve property issues. If there are any other small groups or individuals who are fighting for their homes, let SOHA know and we can all fight together. After all these years of newspaper reports and TV programmes, buying property in Spain isn’t safe. Despite government promises and political reassurances, nothing has been done. It is time that this problem was taken seriously; it affects people and not just foreigners but Spain’s own subjects too. Come on, Spanish politicians, make a stand and get your house in order NOW! Kath Williams (via

Lucky to be alive IN May 2012, at 2.50pm, I suffered a serious head injury in Mijas, when I fell about 10 feet. I was unconscious for about 15 minutes. I was covered in blood. I was taken to the Xanit Hospital, Benalmadena, where they put six stitches in my wound, at the back of my head, put me on a drip, and did an X-ray. They then said I needed a brain scan as soon as possible, but, because I did not have private health cover, I would have to go to the Universidad Hospital in Malaga. We arrived there (A&E) at approximately 7pm, I was pushed

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serve the new Marina Alta Hospital at La Xara. Anyone using this hospital knows the frustration of finding a parking space there. Many people who do not drive have to rely on friends or pay high taxi fares to get to the hospital. It is possible to take the train to Denia and then get a bus, but it is not an easy option. I would like as many people as possible to request a stop near the new hospital. There was fierce opposition recently when it was rumoured the line would be closed. Perhaps we could now gather the same enthusiasm to campaign for a stop near to the Marina Alta Hospital? Lorna, Moraira (Alicante)

Bike trouble


up against a wall on the trolley, and stayed there until 3am (12 hours after my accident). I was then taken for a scan, and put into the Intensive Care Ward. At about 10am, a doctor came to me and said I would have to have another brain scan at 11.30am because there was extensive bleeding on my brain. Well, I had a second scan which showed a worsening condition. The doctor then said: “You have been very lucky that blood has not entered your brain.” Now after reading about Michael Schumacher’s accident, and the importance of urgent attention when sustaining serious head injuries, I realise how lucky I was, considering the time it took to attend to me. Gordon Cooper (84), Benalmadena Costa (Malaga)

War decision

CASSANDRA NASH’S article (Issue 1492) calls for a bit of clarification of a small paragraph: ‘The killers of Jose Couso, a Spanish cameraman deliberately shot by

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US soldiers in Baghdad in 2005, will never come to court, critics complained.’ This incident took place during the Iraq war when US tanks rolled into Baghdad. They were on constant alert for snipers positioned in buildings looking down to the street. The main hotel in the centre of Baghdad was the base for all media from major countries booked in to gain as much information and photographs as possible of this ongoing war. One of the tank squad sighted men on the terrace of the top floor of the press base hotel, and one of them was aiming

Elizabeth Clark (By email) down with what might have been a weapon. Now, what must be understood, this is war! And if one is serving in the military it is a split-second, life or death instant reaction. Had the tank soldier delayed a second or two to think, and in fact it had been a weapon, he would have been shot instantly. Sadly, Jose Couso being a photographer and not a soldier, attempting to get some good photographs for his publication, had not even thought that what he was doing would cost him his life. Couso’s family did bring charges several times against the tank team here in Spain; however, no doubt the court realised this was an unaccountable tragic incident, and tabled the case. Jack Nusbaum, Torremolinos (Malaga)

Hospital stop I WAS very interested in the news that money is to be spent on upgrading the Trenet line as far as Denia and I hope that part of this can be used to create a spur to

WE’VE all been amused by these mid-teen Spanish boys riding bikes in groups, with one sitting on the handlebars with his legs sticking straight out in front. But be aware – they are not all just having fun! When I went back to my parked car, four boys on three bikes were coming towards me, too close in for me to step back and open the boot. A boy sitting on the handlebars tried to get his foot through the shoulder strap of my handbag. He did not manage it, and I just got my hands and arms dirty and a new sweater all kicked around by his filthy, sweaty trainers. But I was very lucky, I didn’t get really hurt and/or lose my handbag. Watch out, ladies! M Anderson, Los Alcazares (Alicante)

Big bank THERE'S been a lot of talk recently concerning food banks in the UK, where people can go along and get a shopping bag full of goodies, although I fail to see where biscuits and cakes come into a diet for near-starving recipients. What I’m really annoyed about is no-one has yet mentioned the ongoing long-term biggest food bank that is actually in the Palace of Westminster. This is where our great and good can turn up, collect 500 smackers for doing nothing (in some cases) or very little but get subsidised food and drink in the Palace canteens because they can’t afford to pay the going rate, poor things! Keith Hallam (By email)

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• Orlando Bloom • Edward Norton • Ghassan Massoud • Eva Green

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Tough Young Teachers (Documentary) BBC 3 from 10:00pm to 11:00pm Series which follows the journey of six young graduate trainee teachers. The trainees are approaching the end of the academic year and, for some, the momentous decision of whether to stay in teaching. Chloe is in the second year of the Teach First programme, her two- year commitment is nearly up and she faces the dilemma of whether to continue at the school or follow her ambition to go travelling. Maths teacher Nick has been balancing a longdistance relationship with his job at the Harefield Academy, and with his wedding looming he too must make important decisions about his future.

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Montessori gala evening

MARBELLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL will be holding a Fundraising Gala Evening to celebrate the acquisition of new premises and provide a donation to its chosen charity, UNICEF. The gala will commence at 7.30pm on March 8 at the new property previously owned by Hollywood stars, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer located close to San Pedro Alcantara. Audrey Hepburn was the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

The evening will include live music, a luxury auction, raffle, cocktail reception and exhibitions by local businesses and sponsors. It will be attended by parents and special guests and is open to persons interested in supporting this exciting venture. To obtain further details and/or to obtain an invitation, priced at â‚Ź47.50, email jemma or call 677 230 540. The dress code is smart and adults only are allowed.

Ladies who lunch

PAD (Proteccion de Animales Domesticos) pet protection association is holding a ladies lunch next Thursday at the Aroma restaurant in Fish Alley, Fuengirola, 1pm for 1.30pm. The menu is â‚Ź25. To book call Lisa on 658 351 642.

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Worst has happened, but we have the TV answers...


S far as many expatriate TV viewers are concerned, the big question is what can be done about it. In large parts of Southern Spain BBC free view channels disappeared from the screens last Thursday.

Now ITV and Channel 4 have moved to the new Astra 2E satellite, making them inaccessible to many areas in Spain and other parts of Europe. At the time of going to press it was being reported that any remaining free channels will have been lost as the Astra 1N satellite was due to move to a new position. It has been a long time coming with a long lead-in, as a string of technical hitches postponed the dreaded move for the best WE all enjoy communications products from highpart of a year. powered satellites sent to space for But that has given many telecommunications purposes. But did you know UK TV providers time to get the background to this fascinating piece of ready with a host of answers technology the world today takes for granted? for those who cannot bear a The idea is simple: by sending data up into life without their dose of UK space, it can be beamed back down to another TV. spot on the globe. Echo 1 was sent 1,000 miles up This UK TV special from into space in 1960. As a satellite prototype, it was the EWN aims to give you a large metallic balloon that essentially served as the reader some of the best a giant 10-storey mirror used to bounce alternatives to traditional communications off of. satellite TV. The world’s first active communications satellite, Different providers have built by AT&T and Bell Laboratories, was launched different solutions, but what in 1962. Live images of sports, entertainment and is certain is that much news were beamed live around the world for the depends on the location of first time. each individual householder. A global industry developed in the 1970s as That is why it is important performance advances were quickly made. Video to call in a professional like programming really took off when HBO began one of those advertising in using satellites for delivering programming to US these pages. customers. So pick up the phone and Commercial and technical success went handget a proper site survey in-hand. By the 1990s, satellite communications done to see what the best were actually the main means of TV programme solution for you is. You will distribution worldwide. find all the top service providers in this supplement.

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BLANKENSTEIN Satellite Systems is the largest official satellite installer of digital systems on the Costa del Sol for reception of Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, and Sky/Freesat television. Founded by the late Ronald Blankenstein from Holland, it is run by his widow Mieke Blankenstein with Rene Kimpel and Danielle Meuwszen helping run operations. The company has been in Spain for 26 years. As Rene stated, they are “the only local satellite business around this long.” They are official dealers for Bose, Loewe, Sonos, Samsung and other top brands, serving clients from Nerja and beyond, down to Tarifa, inland up to Granada and even as far as Madrid. Blankenstein caters to all communities, including British, German and others. Showroom staff are joined by certified technicians on call who have been with Blankenstein for

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FOUNDER: The late Ronald Blankenstein. OWNER: Mieke Blankenstein.

products with solid pre-sales advice and exceptional aftersales follow-up, which is what makes Blankenstein special. “For us this kind of attention to service is normal. This is how the company grew to where it is now,” explained Rene. Also, “the duration of our systems is much longer due to the professionalism and quality of the equipment.” Guarantees are also handled directly from the shop, not from the manufacturer, so if a part needs to be sent back to England, Blankenstein finds solutions so clients are not without TV in the meantime. Working together with other companies allows them to offer complete, integrated packages that work for their customers.

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BBC, ITV affordable and user-friendly packages now available from €125 with maximum support FLASH IPTV is a well-established communications company with extensive experience on the coast. Having been in business for 15 years as Total Tec computer shop, they are now branching out with Flash IPTV to offer the very needed service of IPTV, which means uninterrupted service of missing BBC and ITV channels. Managers Richard Payne and Sonya Davies run the company from their Benalmadena showroom. Sonya explained: “With TV channels going off, there’s big panic. We are offering people a customised product that is affordable and as user-friendly as possible.” Richard has been developing Flash TV’s IPTV box for 12 months to minimise all technical complications. The result: Once the box is turned on, buyers are presented with a TV guide where they simply select the desired channel. “The guides and channel links are run and kept updated by us, which means maximum support,”

DEMONSTRATION: Free at the showroom. explained Richard. In fact, one of Flash IPTV’s distinctive qualities is their customer support, both before and after purchasing. Sonya told us: “We’re one of the only local showrooms where customers can come in and actually see and try the boxes before they buy.” To streamline clients’ purchases,

Flash IPTV works together with internet providers in order to offer package deals for internet plus IPTV channel services when needed. Sonya said: “We’re for our customers. We know the technical side of things and we won’t sell something we know won’t work.” They’d love to say there won’t be

TV GUIDE: Simply select the desired channel. problems, but it is a false promise too many companies make. Richard said: “People need to go with a strong, reputable company with proper service and support that can back them up, which we do.” Flash IPTV offers full follow-up both on the showroom premises and remotely when necessary.

Anyone is welcome to come to the showroom for a free demonstration, chat, and advice. Flash IPTV Calle Monticulo (off Avenida de Tivoli near Teleferico), Benalmadena Monday-Friday, 9:30am6:30pm Saturday, 9:30am-2pm


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Imagine no soaps or Ant & Dec! Laura Penn looks at a world without British TV IMAGINE a world without Ant & Dec, Holly & Pip, Brucie & Tess! Such horrors are causing panic amongst expats as the reality of TV channel loss starts to bite. As the small screen version of the Sword of Damocles hangs menacingly

over couch-patatas, many Brits consider their options which include upgrading their dishes, abandoning satellite altogether or heading to the airport! Some shake their heads and predict a mass exodus from the area as life with sun and beaches is no compensation for the loss of Albert Square. One man told

How will the loss of UK TV affect you?

David Thompson

EWN went out on to the streets to find out what people think about the loss of UK TV in Southern Spain John Trujillo, originally from the Philippines, is a 39-yearold café owner. He said: “As a café owner, I hope it will not affect business too much but the fact is it probably will. People want what they’re used to, and if I can’t provide the entertainment they want they will most likely go elsewhere. “So I need to look into what other options are out there to get the same service as before, just through other means. I think I’d

Stephanie Hamilton

STREET TALK probably go with IPTV rather than upgrade the satellite..” Stephanie Hamilton, 35, is a graphic designer originally from Manchester, and has been living in Fuengirola (Malaga) since 2008. She said: “I’m not terribly worried about it. I work long hours and while it’s good to have the same channels as I’ve been used to, it’s not like I am retired at home all day watching the TV.” She also

John Trujillo mentioned having a relatively strong internet connection at home: “I know there are options out there for switching to satellite, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. And I’d never move back to the UK for TV, no way!” Originally from Bristol, David Thompson, 48, is a doctor with two children, living near Marbella since 2010. David said: “It’s upsetting and it definitely affects us. As expats, family television shows are a way for British culture to be imparted to our kids that they obviously don’t get with Spanish television.”

me with real fear in his eyes that his missus would force him to go back to Mansfield if she couldn’t watch her weekly Corry Orry omnibus. Of course, where there is an obsession there is also a solution. It will be possible to get UK TV by subscribing to a professional internet streaming service

and connecting an IPTV set-top box to your television, or maybe a bigger dish will do the trick depending on where you are. But IPTV is dependent on an internet connection which can be something of a luxury in parts of Spain, but to dedicated fans of TV, X-Factor is better than EX-Factor!


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Current options to switch back on... T

HOUSANDS of British television viewers have been twiddling their thumbs without the BBC since last Thursday morning’s satellite switch, followed by the loss of ITV and Channel 4 a few days later. The Euro Weekly News has received Internet Protocol Television or IPTV is one option. messages from readers in many European countries who have lost their UK television and are looking for alternatives. In Spain, the areas worst affected are the Costa del Sol and Almeria; in Mallorca reception was patchy initially after the new satellite came into use, although local professionals have assured us that the islands should still receive British television, but they may need to change the direction or size of their dish. The most popular option, and the one recommended by many specialist

satellite shops, is to link your television to the British receivers using ‘IPTV’ or Internet Protocol Television. Programmes are delivered using the internet or a broadband connection; ideally you would need a 3MB internet speed. For those with poor internet connection, there are options to amplify your system, using an ‘MiFi’ router. MiFi is the brand name for portable devices from Novatel that work as mobile hotspots. They include a built-in modem plus a WiFi router. The IPTV option comes with an initial connection charge, plus a monthly subscription. Other areas may still be able to get a traditional satellite connection, depending on individual location. The EWN strongly recommends that viewers talk to a reputable UK TV specialist to find the solution that is best for them. For more detailed information and prices, contact your local UK TV specialist.


By Richard Shanley of Europa Digital



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XACTLY one week ago, the BBC moved all their TV and radio channels to the new Astra 2E satellite which has a much tighter footprint making them extremely difficult to pick up in Southern Spain.

UK TV disappears from screens in Southern Spain ITV and Channel 4 are due to follow suit but at the time of going to press were

still available in some places. A lot of people use the UK terrestrial channels as a lifeline with the UK, to watch local regional news so are concerned about the loss but the important thing is not to panic and rush into buying something that may not be fit for purpose in the long term. We already have several options available but until extensive tests have been carried out and all final adjustments have been made on the satellite, it is very difficult to know what to recommend. Other options include IPTV in which you stream the channels through the internet and you do not need a dish. On the face of

it this seems a very sensible option (as long as you have internet at home) but if everybody was attempting to stream at the same time will the internet infrastructure in the area be able to cope? You can also use the Sky+ HD on demand

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson (right) and James May (far right).


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system where all programmes can be downloaded to your planner to be watched later. I have been using this system myself for over six months and it is fantastic. However, you do need a Sky subscription, an internet connection and a dedicated UK router. It works brilliantly but is a different way of viewing as you watch everything a little later or the next day. For more information please call Europa Digital on 950 133 233


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10:50am Notting Hill 1:00pm Runaway Bride 3:00pm My Best Friend's Wedding 4:50pm Steel Magnolias 6:50pm Notting Hill 9:00pm Runaway Bride 11:00pm My Best Friend's Wedding 12:50am Jersey Girl

BBC3/ 8:00pm The Voice UK 9:20pm The British Academy Film Awards 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Uncle 12:15am American Dad! 12:37am American Dad! 12:59am American Dad! 1:21am American Dad! 1:43am American Dad! 2:05am Ja'mie: Private School Girl 2:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:30am Russell Howard's Good News 4:00am Russell Howard's Good News 4:30am Uncle

The British Academy Film Awards (Entertainment) BBC 3 from 9:20pm to 10:00pm George Lamb hosts from the red carpet as the stars arrive for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2010 at the Royal Opera House, London. He chats to the nominees attending as well as other celebrity guests. Nominees include George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas and Andy Serkis. Plus clips from the five films nominated for Best Film - Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, and Up in the Air.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Francesco's Italy 9:00pm The World's Most 10:00pm Bunkers Brutalism and Bloodymindedness 11:00pm Free Men

12:35am Neil Sedaka: King of Song 1:35am Neil Sedaka Says: All You Need is the Music 2:20am Kings of Rock 'N' Roll 3:20am Francesco's Italy Top to Toe, the Heart of Italy.


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6:00am Winter Olympics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 5:00pm Winter Olympics 8:00pm Winter Olympics 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Food and Drink 10:00pm Horizon 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Dragons' Den 1:20am Film 2014 1:50am Russia on Four Wheels 2:50am Animal Odd Couples 3:50am This is BBC Two 4:55am Legal Eagles 5:50am Ancient Egypt


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm 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 The Agenda 12:10am The Mighty Mississippi 1:05am Jackpot247 4:00am UEFA Champions League Weekly 4:25am ITV Nightscreen


8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Frasier 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:35pm Come Dine with Me 3:10pm Come Dine with Me 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Superstar Dogs 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Benefits Street: The Last Word 10:00pm Benefits Britain: The Debate 11:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 11:50pm Troy 12:50am One Born Every Minute 1:45am Random Acts 1:50am Scandal

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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 1:20am Two and a Half Men 1:45am Take Me Out 2:50am Life's Funniest Moments

BBC3/ 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm The School That Rocks 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 The School That Rocks 3:00am Live at the Electric 3:30am Growing Up Down's 4:30am Uncle

American Dad! (Animation, 2005) BBC 3 from 12:45am to 1:07am Animated series from the creator of Family Guy about Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan prays for a friend and thinks God has sent him one, but he turns out to be an atheist. Stan tries to convince his friend that God exists by making his life extremely hard until his plan backfires. Meanwhile, Roger convinces Steve that he has been accepted by Hogwarts.


Jack the Giant Slayer (Film, 2013)


SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:30am Futurama 11:00am Football's Funniest Moments 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm The Simpsons 4:00pm The Simpsons

4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm The Simpsons 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 Modern Family

9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm Moone Boy 10:30pm The Simpsons 11:00pm Stella 12:00am A League of Their Own

SkyMoviesComedy/ 7:50am This is 40 10:10am Ghostbusters II 12:10pm Ted

•Nicholas Hoult •Eleanor Tomlinson •Ewan McGregor •Stanley Tucci •Eddie Marsan

2:00pm Liar Liar 3:30pm Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 5:20pm 2 Days in New York 7:00pm Ghostbusters II 9:00pm Ted 10:50pm This is 40

SkyMoviesDrama/ 10:35am Hide Away 12:05pm The Hours

In the Kingdom of Cloister, farmhand Jack (Nicholas Hoult) causes havoc when he trades his uncle's horse for a handful of magic beans. Discarded by his livid uncle (Christopher Fairbank), the seeds find firm ground and send giant stalks careering outwards and upwards, taking Jack's house and a visiting princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) with it.

2:05pm J. Edgar 4:30pm Evita 6:50pm Rock of Ages 9:00pm Chicago 11:00pm Trouble with the Curve 1:00am Lola Versus

SkyMoviesAction/ 8:40am The Karate Kid 10:50am The Scorpion King

12:25pm Jack the Giant Slayer 2:25pm Snow White and the Huntsman 4:35pm The Karate Kid 6:45pm Battleship 9:00pm Jack the Giant Slayer 11:00pm Snow White and the Huntsman 1:10am Fire with Fire 2:55am Terminal Velocity

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Reel History of Britain

9:00pm Amazon Abyss 10:00pm Top of the Pops 11:00pm The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 11:30pm Storyville

12:50am The Brits Who Built the Modern World 1:50am The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 2:20am Sounds of the 70s 2:50am Amazon Abyss 3:50am Top of the Pops


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6:30am Your Paintings 7:00am Preview 7:45am Winter Olympics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 5:00pm Winter Olympics 8:00pm Winter Olympics Today at the Games. 9:00pm The Great British Sewing Bee 10:00pm This World Special 11:00pm House of Fools 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Horizon 1:20am The Super League Show 2:00am Britain's Great War 3:00am Grand Canyon 4:00am This is BBC Two 4:55am The Modern Monarchy


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm UEFA Champions League 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm UEFA Champions League 12:35am Sports Life Stories 1:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen


6:30am Deal or No Deal 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 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Frasier 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Superstar Dogs 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm The Taste 11:00pm Sexting Teacher 12:00am 8 Out of 10 Cats 12:45am Paul Chowdhry: What's Happening White People? 1:40am Random Acts 1:45am Pokerstars.Com Ept Barcelona 2:45am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:15am Transworld Sport 4:10am Beach Volleyball 5:05am Freesports on 4


6:50am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am 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 New Jersey 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of New Jersey 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:00pm FYI Daily 11:05pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 12:15am The Brits are Coming 1:15am Two and a Half Men 2:10am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records

BBC3/ 8:00pm Top Gear 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 The School That Rocks 3:30am Bad Education 4:00am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

Top Gear (Motoring) BBC 3 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Motoring magazine programme that tests and reviews the latest models of cars on the market, as well as covering older 'classic' models and news in the motoring world.

BBC4/ SkyMoviesComedy/

The Five-Year Engagement (Film, 2012)


8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Reel History of Britain

Half a decade after they decided to get married, a happy couple are still waiting to walk up the aisle, but will life and its constant problems let them do it? Romantic drama.

9:00pm Weird Nature

SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Inside Gatwick 8:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:00am Modern Family 10:00am Futurama 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm The Simpsons 4:30pm Futurama 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm Commando

12:45am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:45am A League of Their Own 2:45am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:35am Road Wars 4:30am Road Wars 5:00am Inside Gatwick

SkyMoviesComedy/ 6:35am The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 8:35am Snow Day 10:10am The Lego Movie Special 10:30am Cheaper by the Dozen 12:15pm The Five-Year

Engagement 2:25pm Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 4:00pm Look Who's Talking 5:40pm Snow Day 7:15pm Cheaper by the Dozen 9:00pm The Five-Year Engagement 11:10pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 12:50am Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 2:25am Look Who's Talking 4:05am American Pie 2 5:55am The Lego Movie Special

• Jason Segel • Emily Blunt • Chris Pratt • Alison Brie

SkyMoviesAction/ 6:30am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain 8:10am The Karate Kid, Part II 10:10am Men in Black II 11:45am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2:45pm A Good Day to Die Hard 4:30pm The Karate Kid, Part II 6:30pm Men in Black II 8:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 11:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 12:40am Enter the Dragon

2:30am K-19: The Widowmaker 4:50am Coogan's Bluff

SkyMoviesDrama/ 7:00am As Cool as I Am 8:45am St Elmo's Fire 10:40am My Big Fat Greek Wedding 12:25pm Go for It! 2:05pm First Night 4:05pm The Decoy Bride 5:40pm Return 7:30pm Struck by Lightning 9:00pm Beautiful Creatures 11:10pm Hitchcock 1:00am Best Man Down

2:40am Black Gold

TCM/ 6:00am Anything Goes 7:45am Gunsmoke 9:55am Firecreek 11:50am The Wrong Man 1:50pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Backfire 5:45pm Hour of the Gun 7:45pm From Here to Eternity 10:00pm Maximum Risk 11:55pm The Long Kiss Goodnight 2:05am Maximum Risk 3:45am The Long Kiss Goodnight

9:30pm Secrets of Bones 10:00pm Dissected: The Incredible Human Hand 11:00pm The Horizon Guide to Senses 12:00am Wild China 1:00am Lost Kingdoms of South America 2:00am The World's Most 3:00am Weird Nature 3:30am Secrets of Bones 4:00am Dissected: The Incredible Human Hand


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7:00am Preview 7:45am Winter Olympics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 5:00pm Winter Olympics 8:30pm Winter Olympics 9:00pm The Restaurant Man 10:00pm Line of Duty 11:00pm Inside No 9 11:30pm Newsnight 12:20am Top Gear 1:20am Dolphins: Spy in the Pod 2:20am Children's Emergency Rescue 3:20am This is BBC Two


6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Brit Awards 2014 11:15pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:50pm The Jonathan Ross Show 12:55am Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands 1:20am Jackpot247 4:00am Columbo


6:30am Secret Removers 7:25am Countdown 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Will and Grace 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Frasier 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm Come Dine with Me 3:10pm Come Dine with Me 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Superstar Dogs 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 First Dates 12:00am Bodyshockers 1:00am Random Acts 1:05am Big Momma's House 2:45am The Straight Story 4:35am Supernanny US 5:15am Location, Location, Location


6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm The Brit Awards 2014: Red Carpet 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Benidorm 11:00pm The Hot Desk 11:15pm The Brit Awards 2014: Backstage 12:15am The Big Reunion 1:20am Fake Reaction 2:05am Two and a Half Men 2:35am Two and a Half Men 3:05am Life's Funniest Moments 3:25am Teleshopping


SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm The Simpsons 4:00pm The Simpsons 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Modern Family

7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm UEFA Champions League 11:00pm The Kumars 12:00am Duck Quacks Don't Echo

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:55am The Lego Movie Special 6:15am Vice Versa 8:00am Ernest Saves Christmas 9:40am Stuart Little 2 11:10am Cheaper by the Dozen 2

12:50pm Here Comes the Boom 2:40pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 4:20pm Look Who's Talking Too 5:50pm Stuart Little 2 7:20pm Cheaper by the Dozen 2 9:00pm Here Comes the Boom 10:50pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 12:30am Project X 2:05am Look Who's Talking Too


Men in Black 3 (Film, 2012)

•Will Smith •Tommy Lee Jones •Josh Brolin •Jemaine Clement

More than 40 years after he joined a government department charged with policing aliens on Earth, the past - or lack of it - is set to catch up with Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). Notorious space criminal Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement), a Boglodyte extra-terrestrial that K maimed and arrested in 1969, has just been released and, with the help of a time-jump mechanism, has leapt back to the 60s intent on killing K and saving his younger self from decades in a highsecurity alien prison.

3:30am Caddyshack 5:10am The Lego Movie Special

SkyMoviesAction/ 4:50am Coogan's Bluff 6:30am Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 8:20am The Karate Kid, Part II 10:15am Men in Black 3 12:05pm Avengers Assemble 2:30pm Iron Man 3 4:45pm The Karate Kid, Part II 6:40pm Men in Black 3 8:30pm Avengers Assemble 11:00pm Iron Man 3 1:15am Remember the Titans

3:15am Kingdom of Heaven 5:45am Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

SkyMoviesDrama/ 6:50am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 7:10am Private Peaceful 9:00am Medicine Man 10:50am Walk the Line 1:15pm The English Teacher 3:00pm Sparkle 5:00pm Now is Good 6:50pm Les Miserables 9:30pm Never Been Kissed 11:25pm Runaway Bride 1:25am 10 Years

TCM/ 6:00am From Here to Eternity 8:05am Gunsmoke 9:10am Gunsmoke 10:10am Hour of the Gun 12:05pm Backfire 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Arctic Flight 5:35pm Cheyenne Autumn 8:35pm Tarzan and The Huntress 10:00pm Above the Law 11:45pm Hell on Wheels 12:45am The Fan 2:50am Above the Law

BBC3/ 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Cinderellas of the Slums: Secrets of South America 11:00pm The Truth About Webcam Girls 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Cinderellas of the Slums: Secrets of South America 2:25am The Truth About Webcam Girls 3:25am Uncle 3:55am Cinderellas of the Slums: Secrets of South America

Don't Tell the Bride (Reality Show) BBC 3 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm Series in which the groom must choose every detail of his upcoming nuptials, from venue to cake to wedding dress.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Reel History of Britain 9:00pm Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth

10:00pm Infested: Living with Parasites 11:00pm Parks and Recreation 11:20pm Parks and Recreation

11:45pm Amazon Abyss 12:40am Michael Grade and the World's Oldest Joke 1:40am Bunkers Brutalism and Bloodymindedness

2:40am Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth 3:40am Infested: Living with Parasites


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Not so sad farewell to BBC... W ELL, here in Tenerife we’ve finally lost the BBC. With the shifting of the satellite, the whole BBC ORG is, until I work out another source, an ex-member of my telly club. And, apart from the often excellent documentaries and Flog Its, I don’t miss it. Not having to listen to the biased drivel of BBC news has actually lowered my stress levels overnight. The recent storms have been a case in point. You can almost feel the frustration straining through the screen, as they have tried to blame the government for all the storms and flooding. Unfortunately, without raising the status of the Conservative party to that of God, (heaven forbid) they’ve been unsuccessful; but by Jove they really have tried! Their cross section of politically correct announcers has regaled us with all the ‘Couldn’t more have been dones?’ ‘Why wasn’t it anticipateds.’ ‘Why weren’t we

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT more prepareds?’ and so on. Give us a break! These storms are the worst since records began. You can’t anticipate or prepare for something that has no precedent. By this reckoning we should be building fleets of space ships in case the world comes to an end. One thing I do agree with is the speed, or lack of it, with which the government has acted to relieve these areas. When the

UNPRECEDENTED: Flooding could not have been predicted. furore and floods subside, there should be serious questions raised. Mind you, for all the real errors of judgment over the past decade, the incompetent, sanctimonious Labour Quango chief Lord Smith should resign forthwith. No, back on the ranch, I don’t miss the BBC, and as for EastEnders, I lost interest the first time they shot ‘Dirty Den’. I see there are now hundreds of ‘British’ men training in Al Qaeda camps in Syria, apparently with a view to launching terrorist attacks back in the UK. I hope the anti-terrorist organisations have

their eyes firmly on this bunch of toerags. Mind you, they do have their ‘uman rites’, so I suppose they must all be allowed back to see their families, and no doubt collect the dole while they plan to kill the people who welcomed them into their communities. The only ‘rites’ these traitorous murders should be entitled to are the last ones. Their families must know who they are. If they are all so ‘moderate’ they should shop ‘em to the authorities forthwith. But they won’t, will they? Keep the Faith, Love Leapy




Issues of colour I HAVE always said it cannot work when, for example, there is a Black Police Officers’ Association but not a White one, and a Black Footballers’ Association, but again not a White one - (Pitfalls of being controversial, Issue 1491). When are they going to understand that in order to be treated equally there must be total equality. If you want to call me a Honkey, let me call you names. After all, it used to be said “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me,” but nowadays people are too easily upset.

Richard Prowse, Cartagena (Murcia)


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HEALTH & BEAUTY MAGGIE HOWARD, founder of Caring-Carers, is an experienced carer who regularly returned to the UK to provide live-in care in people’s homes. When she realised that the kind of service they were providing didn’t exist here in Spain, she decided to set up Caring-Carers. The idea behind CaringCarers is to enable people to remain in the comfort of their own homes in Spain for longer, by offering support at all levels. This support can range from companionship, light housework, personal laundry, meal preparation, help with washing, dressing or getting ready for bed, to dog walking, shopping or full 24-hour live-in care. “Many people reluctantly decide to move back to the UK when they need some level of care,” says Maggie, “but with our services they don’t have to do that. Our clients benefit from one-toone attention from experienced, competent and trustworthy carers. They can continue with their normal lifestyle in Spain, and keep their pets with them. With Caring-Carers, people do not have to try to manage on their own or give up the life they love.” This type of service is also more economical and there are significant savings for couples. The CaringCarers website compares the costs and differences between this type of care in

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Let’s get moving! Estelle Mitchell SWEET TOOTH: Avoid processed sugars.

Processed sugars bad for the heart

EATING too much sugar can cause heart disease. According to new research from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), most adults are getting more sugar than the daily recommended allowance as set by the World Health Organisation. It is not natural sugars that are the problem, it is all the extra ‘added’ sugars, those often used in processed foods like sweets, fizzy and sugary fruit drinks. CDCP researchers found that in the past 20 years, added sugars have become an increasingly large part of our diets. Researchers found a connection between diets high in added sugars and increased incidences of heart disease. People who got 25 per cent or more of their daily calories from added sugar were twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as those who limited their sugar intake to 10 per cent of their calorie intake or less. What is important to understand is that sugar consumption is linked, independent of all other risk factors, to cardiovascular disease. WELL, how are your New Year resolutions going? Have you started to find excuses for that daily walk or exercise class you signed up for? It’s not easy is it? I feel we set the bar too high, it’s OK to have the odd day off! Think more about what you will have achieved in six months or a year, rather than getting over enthusiastic for the month of January. Maybe I can cheer you up... Exercise really can reverse aging! Does that make you feel it’s worth trying to do some more often? Aging is part of our human life cycle, but many things affect when and how we age. Some factors

that influence our biological age are food, hydration, environment and habits (healthy and unhealthy). However, a major factor that slows our aging process is exercise so, the more you move the younger you will feel. Did you know that we begin the aging process around the age of 40? In fact, the optimum age that bone density scores are measured against is 35. Now, you don’t need to go wild, just doing some basic but regular exercise that you enjoy will play a large role in fending off the psychological and neurological changes of aging. It will improve your cardiovascular health by reducing your resting heart rate and increase the heart’s ability to send oxygen filled blood to body tissues. It will boost your HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering the LDL (bad cholesterol). It will help to keep your blood sugar levels down preventing diabetes and decrease your body fat levels. Additionally, a little endurance exercise i.e. walking, cycling or swimming will improve your reflex time and fight off memory loss. Including a few easy resistance exercises such as lifting a

EXERCISE: Have you started your daily walk yet? couple of tins of soup, stepping on and off a step, etc will only improve your results. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates have been shown to improve skin tone, muscle strength and improve balance. Now, if you back this up by including as many of the multicoloured fruit and veg available here, in this fantastic part of the world, into your daily eating plan, this will assist your metabolism and digestive system. Please learn to improve your hydration with plenty of water as this will improve your memory and assist your kidneys to flush your system. The science backs up the theory as the results of a recent study reveal that

older people who participate in some resistance training can actually change the gene expressions related to muscle aging and therefore reverse the aging process! That shows it’s never too late to start exercising and that you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to reap the benefits. We are so fortunate here to have easy access to exercise machines like the ones on all the paseos and parks so, why not get on them and get moving?

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Time Out






Famous quote

This week

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens

in history

Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931) Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.

Women’s wit

278: St. Valentine is executed in Rome. 1633: Italian astronomer Galileo faces charges of heresy for claiming that the Earth revolves around the sun. 1779: English explorer and navigator Captain James Cook is murdered by natives of Hawaii. 1848: Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin gives his final public performance in Paris. 1878: American inventor Thomas Alba Edison patents the phonograph. 1885: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American author Mark Twain is published for the first time. 1929: Penicillin is discovered by Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist Sir Alexander Fleming. 1930: The once considered to be the ninth planet in the Solar System, Pluto, is discovered. 1945: The German city of Dresden is destroyed by British and US bombs during the Second World War. 1959: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister aged 32. 1965: Canada adopts its current maple leaf flag. 1971: A new system that divides the pound sterling into units of 10 is launched. 1989: Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issues a death threat against British author Salman Rushdie over his book The Satanic Verses. 1996: Russian chess genius, Garry Kasparov, defeats IBM’s chess-playing computer Deep Blue. 2005: Rafik Hariri, former Lebanese Prime Minister, is killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut.

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.

Michelle Obama, (1964 - ) American lawyer, writer, and first African-American First Lady of the United States.

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Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener and Max Martini. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Runtime 134 minutes. Rated 12.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Spirituality seeps right through the week. As you are feeling particularly sensuous, invite someone special to dinner or on a trip. Visit garden centres and plan ahead. The colours and perfumes will be particularly pleasing.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Being very much in demand for your talents this week means less time to spend socially, so it's important to make time for loved ones at the weekend. Someone seeking your advice may simply be seeking your approval for an action they are going to take anyway. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) There may be some opposition to your ideas as Pluto turns this week. Perhaps your natural charm just doesn't seem to be working. As you have helped others in the past, make it clear that you expect a bit of co-operation. It is not through lack of will that some people do not offer help.


February 16: Amanda Holden, 43. English actress, singer and presenter. She has been a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent since the show began in 2007.













1 Rarely, 2 Reared, 3 Rugged, 4 Roared, 5 Thread, 6 Badger, 7 Coarse, 8 Seated, 9 Factor, 10 Shaken, 11 Awards, 12 Listen, 13 Basked, 14 Glossy, 15 Bugles, 16 Broken, 17 Sighed, 18 Banner, 19 Hurray

Your Stars TV personality. She is the greatgranddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels.

February 15: Matt Groening, 60. American cartoonist, author and producer. He is the creator of the longest-running American 'sitcom' to date, The Simpsons.


TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) There is something in you that needs a creative outlet. Perhaps you would like to write a book: memoirs, for instance, take up a craft or paint. Learning a new language would also be satisfying. Certainly, food for the brain and soul are what you should be seeking now.



February 13: Robbie Williams, 40. English singer-songwriter. Originally a member of boy band Take That, he has achieved great success as a solo artist.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) A conversation with a colleague brings insights into how others live and it is quite an eye-opener. Friendships are particularly important this week. You have been dashing around and maybe not enough thought has gone into how you spend your leisure time.



IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Possibly you did not imagine how active the new year would be. You are already needing to pull in the reins. Be careful what you wish for because this year it could come true.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Satisfaction with your love life is paramount this week, and the opinion of others seems important to you. Perhaps you are looking for an excuse to make a change. It is possible, however, that a change is not required so much as a different approach. It is not essential to put all your eggs in one basket.



February 17: Paris Hilton, 33. American model, actress, singer and reality

LEO (July 24 - August 23) This is a week when progress is fast and plans run ahead. Try new ideas and seek information to hone your knowledge. An organisation that is new to you offers insight and social involvement. An offer that thrusts you into the limelight might be avoided at first but would be to your advantage. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Although you have perhaps been looking to money-making ideas to progress finances, think also of alternatives. Perhaps there are areas of your lifestyle where money could be saved. Items that are not used could be sold for a profit and rid you of clutter.

Mayra Gomez Kemp. Born February 14, 1948. Cuban-born Mayra Gomez Kemp is a Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter. She is known to Spanish audiences for hosting the game show Un, Dos, Tres... in six of its 10 seasons. She battled against tongue and throat cancer. She won the fight against them, although they affected her speech.


LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Having suffered a bit of a setback last week, you may be feeling less confident. Revving up your social life will certainly help to bring spirits up again. Be with people who liven or inspire you in some way and avoid boring or moaning folk. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Thoughts come to you, perhaps in dreams, that are creative and energy boosting. Someone who recently moved out of your sphere is sadly missed but is in some ways still a part of you. A person at work who has been causing you concern needs investigation, but the facts may be less alarming than you suspect.

February 18: John Travolta, 60. American actor, dancer and singer. He has starred in more than 30 films, including Grease, Pulp Fiction and Face/Off. JOHN TRAVOLTA: S_BUKLEY / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The film is based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. The Maersk Alabama became the first US cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years when heavily armed Somalis boarded the vessel on the 8th of April 2009. As commander of the ship, Captain Richard Phillips inevitably found himself at the heart of events. Held hostage by the pirates under the command of Muse, Phillips attempts to protect both his crew and ship to the best of his ability. However, as the drama plays out and Phillips spends more time in the company of his Somali captors, he gradually comes to realise that they have a story, too.



February 19: Benicio del Toro, 47. Puerto Rican actor and film producer. He is the third Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award, after Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) A strong and exciting romantic feeling flows through the week, which is fitting as Valentine's Day comes round again. Someone returning from a trip makes you smile and boosts your spirit. People who have been a little bossy of late finally realise that you will not rise to the bait. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) It's a better week for travel with less likelihood of delays. Should you be feeling a little lethargic and sorry about recent events, just count your blessings. Consider raising some money and having fun at the same time by indulging in a garage or car boot sale. Doing something entirely different can boost your mind and activity levels, which can't be bad.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN IN 2013 Gents 1. How old was the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, when he died in December? 2. Journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host Sir David Frost, who died in August, first rose to prominence in the UK when he was chosen to host which satirical television programme in 1962? 3. Left-wing politician, Hugo Chávez, who died in March, had been president of which republic in northern South America from 1999 to 2013? 4. Musician Lou Reed, who died in October, was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of which famous American rock band from 1964 to 1970? 5. The American politician Edward Irving ‘Ed’ Koch, who died in February, had been mayor of which US city from 1978 to 1989? 6. Welsh rugby player and broadcaster Cliff Morgan, who died in August, principally played in which position for Cardiff, Wales and the British Lions? 7. Which American former world heavyweight boxer, who died in September, famously broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw in their first fight in San Diego in 1973? 8. Which song by singer-songwriter Reg Presley, who died in February, featured in the 1994 romantic-comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral? 9. Wilt, Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape were all works by which English satirical novelist who died in June?

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

TARGET: Average: 9 Good: 12 Very good: 17 Excellent: 21

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION dirt, foot, fort, frit, rift, riot, root, tiro, tori, trio, trod, trow, wort, writ, drift, droit, toroid, DRIFTWOOD

Word Ladder MALE


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


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




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Unscramble the name of a type of vegetable (two words): REAL LUCKY

Across 1 Stretch your neck to see the bird (5) 4 Butcher gets Ray wheels (7) 7 Drug addict ate holding order (7) 8 Flies the men only back north in (5) 10 Longs for a church to end service collections (5) 11 Made from English gravel (7) 12 Loose bit of lettuce contained in bag (5) 14 Reposition trees in a different order (5) 19 Lets the donkey have ornamental hanging tufts (7) 21 Fly military aircraft across Germany and Spain (5) 22 Post Office harbours stolen picture (5) 23 Love in everyone married is permissible (7) 24 Supposed itʼs erupted at sea (7) 25 Ladyʼs out, sorry to say (5)

Unscramble the name of a famous BBC sitcom, first broadcast in 1990 (five words): NOT OF NEGATIVE HERO FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: CURLY KALE, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE


gives first (5) 7 Costly creature, reportedly (4) 9 Uses fabricated charges (4) 13 Cigar with revolutionary origin (7) 15 Gave gifts but in the end was in debt (7) 16 Refrain from piling up dishes (4)

17 Where gods live in Africaʼs Garden of Eden (6) 18 New deal for guide (4) 20 Dig out a story that make the headlines (5) 21 Manuscript about beer for men (5)

Code Breaker


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 4 represents C and 11 represents S, so fill in C every time the figure 4 appears and S every time the figure 11 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 7 Dwell (6) 8 In a foreign country (6) 9 Not coarse or heavy (4) 10 Particular (8) 11 Final course (7) 13 Established (5) 15 Periodically repeated sequence of events (5) 17 Imaginative fiction (7) 20 Income (8) 21 Exchanged for money (4) 22 Madcap goings-on (6) 23 Ecstatically happy (6)

Down 1 Relating to cats (6) 2 Alcoholic drink (4) 3 Size (7) 4 Desert ruminant (5) 5 Something continually annoying (8) 6 Containing salt (6) 12 Magnificent (8) 14 Burrowing rodent (7) 16 Pines for (6) 18 Gloomily angry and silent (6) 19 Acute anxiety (5) 21 Submerge in a liquid (4)

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


Answers: A friend in need is a friend indeed, Unfinished business

Down 2 Everybody goes round company house for a strong drink (7) 3 Seam bowling caught ten in Tests (5) 4 A country sounded musical (6) 5 Great, Iʼm dancing to jazz music (7) 6 Southern sound the airline never


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Siskin, 4 Scout, 8 Cheat, 9 Adamant, 10 Extract, 11 Cone, 12 Emu, 14 Cede, 15 News, 18 Tad, 21 Oman, 23 Adhered, 25 Theseus, 26 Spade, 27 Hosts, 28 Vestas. Down: 1 Soccer, 2 Spectre, 3 Intranet, 4 Scar, 5 Otago, 6 Titled, 7 Caste, 13 Unchaste, 16 Warrant, 17 Hootch, 19 Daisy, 20 Adders, 22 Avers, 24 Keys. QUICK Across: 1 Static, 5 Safari, 8 Fair, 9 Red giant, 10 Genius, 11 Carbon, 12 Game, 14 Let, 15 Tiny, 16 Morass, 18 Latest, 20 Farthing, 22 Near, 23 Coarse, 24 Easily. Down: 2 Tease, 3 Termite, 4 Chrysalis, 5 Sad, 6 Friar, 7 Run-down, 11 Catalogue, 13 Avocado, 15 Tetanus, 17 Alter, 19 Shawl, 21 Ire.

Across 1 Seas (5) 3 Pequeño (5) 5 Alquitrán (3) 7 Hilos (7) 9 Sello (personal, de rey) (4) 10 Cordero (4) 14 Clases (7) 15 Goose (domestic) (3) 16 Walk (stroll) (5) 17 Arches (5)

Down 1 Motorcycles (5) 2 Mushroom (4) 3 Seguro (convencido) (4) 4 The (pl, f) (3) 6 Carreteras (5) 8 Roast (5) 11 Alubias (5) 12 Red (4) 13 Island (4) 14 Labio (3)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Tasty, 3 Gifts, 6 Rule, 7 Cabeza, 9 Camareras, 12 Amargo, 13 Leña, 14 Llave, 15 Ahora. Down: 1 Toro, 2 Salvajada, 3 Grapes, 4 Fregadero, 5 Star, 8 Sangre, 10 Ball, 11 Taza.


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ABOUT EINSTEIN WE all know Albert Einstein, one of the greatest men of the 20th century, who discovered the theory of relativity. But how many knew that Einstein had a secret child before he was married? Or that he married his cousin? Read on for some more little-known facts about the genius physicist ... 1. He was born with an excessively large, misshapen head which later became normal. Einstein’s grandmother was reported to have muttered continuously “Much too fat, much too fat!” when first seeing him. 2. Einstein was a late developer when it came to speaking. As a child he seldom spoke and when he did, he spoke very slowly, never uttering sentences before entirely trying them out in his head.


3. He had a bad memory and had trouble remembering names, dates and phone numbers.


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7. His oldest son Hans Albert blamed Einstein for leaving his wife and for not sufficiently helping her financially with the money from his Nobel Prize. When Einstein died, he left very little inheritance to Hans Albert.

This 335 page book describes an adventurous 52 day 950 kilometre walk carried out by our gardening author Dick Handscombe and his wife Clodagh carrying heavy backpacks for the first time. Dick regards it as his lifetime odyssey. The book is written as an interesting, indeed gripping at times, travelogue describing the day by day journey from the windy wet rocky headland of the Cap Higuer on the Bay of Biscay

to the warm sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea following the Pyrenees on the Spanish side. Walkers and non-walkers alike will enjoy the varied experiences, the wonderful wilderness scenery seen, the amazing flora and fauna, the setbacks and route changes required when unexpected deep new snow blocked the originally intended route, the adventures of wild camping and the comforts of

together, including, “You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons” and “You will stop talking to me if I request it.” She accepted the conditions.

village hostelries to clean up and have a rest day after each seven days of continuous walking. From Amazon: Soft back £7.72, Kindle £1.87.

8. In addition to his marrying his cousin Elsa Lowenthal, his love life was marked with infidelity, one of the reasons for the split from his first wife Mileva. Elsa undoubtedly knew about his love affairs, which were revealed later in his letters. 9. Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel. He declined. 10. After his death in 1955, the Princeton Hospital pathologist who conducted the post mortem examination took the brain home (without permission from Einstein’s family) and kept it in a jar. He was also fired for refusing to relinquish it. It was given back to Princeton University Medical Centre in 1998.

4. When he was 17, Albert Einstein applied for entry to the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School (ETH), and failed. He had to go to trade school before retaking the exam. 5. Private letters discovered in the 1980s revealed Einstein had an illegitimate daughter named Lieserl, born in 1902, with fellow student Mileva Maric whom he later married. Einstein never saw his daughter. It is supposed that she died as a baby in 1903.

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Sudoku Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3X3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

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: 33

Just Joking

Good: 42 Very good: 60

What did the fish say when he swam into a cement wall? Dam Why did the biscuit go to the doctor? Because it was feeling crummy. Where would you learn how to make ice cream? At Sundae school.

Excellent: 74

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 tsar, tars, taro, tart, tare, taut, tauter, star, start, stare, sari, saute, rats, ratty, rare, true, trio, trite, arty, roast, roar, roars, rout, route, router, roue, tetra, tetras, retie, rite, utter, uteri, oats, oars, ours, outré, outer, eras, tire, euro


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To charge or not to charge? This week we focus on how emergency services in the Valencia region will begin charging for avoidable rescue operations (irresponsible activity triggering forest fires, helicopter rescues for hikers who ignore weather warnings, etc).


NID Manning, 76 is retired in Albox (Almeria). She says, “I think they should be charged, they should take more care and not waste time or money. Somebody else might need an ambulance desperately.” Agreeing with her is Juan Perez, a 45-year-old businessman from Benidorm (Alicante) who believes in the fines: “Yes, it is their fault for getting themselves in that situation by ignoring warnings and taking unnecessary risk. And with pranks, somebody may need these services while they are responding to a wild goose chase.” Maria Jose

Should the regional government make individuals pay for avoidable rescue services? What do you think of people who use emergency services that might have been avoidable or call 112 as a prank?

STREET TALK Pizarra, a 42-year-old shopkeeper in Benalmadena (Malaga) also agreed saying, “Yes, people should pay for avoidable services. These are their personal choices, and it shouldn’t end up as a cost to the public.” Aneta Simko, aged 33, from Poland and now living in Benissa (Alicante) said: “I think it is quite normal they charge for avoidable rescue operations. I like climbing and hiking and I pay an insurance that covers mountain risks if anything happens.” But she added that she understands people sometimes panic and call 112 services for avoidable causes. In principle, Carole Woodley, 67, from Torrevieja (Alicante), agrees in some kind of deterrent but is concerned at how it would be policed: “Those calling 112 for fun should definitely be fined and forced to pay, but are more resources then spent trying to track them down and find them?”

On the other side is Chris Taylor, 72 in Arboleas (Almeria). “I don’t think people plan to have an accident or illness, so they shouldn’t charge. Are they going to leave people who don’t have a bank card?” Dale Saxon (50), retired in Albox (Almeria) agrees: “I don’t agree with charging people, they don’t set out to get lost on purpose. As far as people who DALE SAXON: phone the People don’t emergency get lost on services as a purpose, so prank, I think it is they shouldn’t disgraceful.” be punished for it.

ANETA SIMKO: People should be charged for avoidable rescue operations.



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ETWEEN them, the owners and operators of Goodfellas have decades and decades of experience in the industry. Paul Humphreys joins John and Donna Dipple, Billy Dipple and Lynn Carlton in the management and operations of the new restaurant opened in Torrenueva near La Cala de Mijas. In a chat with Paul, he said with a twinkle in his eye, “I look after the entertainment while John, Billy, Lynn and Donna look after everything else.” Paul alone has 35 years experience in pubs and clubs and has branched out on the bar and restaurant side with Goodfellas. When asked about how they

UNIQUE DESIGN: The setting is great and truly comfortable. decided on the name Goodfellas, Paul responded, “We’re good fellas! We enjoy life. We wanted to create a place that reflects that.” Accordingly, Goodfellas is a

place to chill out and enjoy traditional food. Goodfellas features live music every night they are open, which is Thursday to Sunday in the winter starting around 3pm

with the restaurant opening at 7pm. There is a fantastic custom-built bar and the setting is great, truly comfortable with unique architecture and design. A not to be missed Sunday lunch is offered starting around 3pm. Other features at Goodfellas include great parking and, surprisingly, no televisions. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and there is no clamouring for your attention. The draw is that of a subdued, relaxing environment where a wide range of what you want for food, drink and entertainment is available. Other perks include a top-ofthe-line air conditioning system and a great sound system. During our interview the

evening’s entertainment was warming up and the sound was smooth and truly pleasing. Goodfellas features good prices on a wide range of drinks. Paul said, “Customers can order a bottle of Cava for €12 or a bottle of champagne for €280. Whatever you want, we’ll have it.” It’s a place to dress up if you want, to come out for a nice relaxing drink or dinner with your favourite people. In a word, Goodfellas can be described in the following way, according to Paul: “We’re trying to create something fun.”

Goodfellas Restaurant Right off the A-7, Torrenueva exit 952 494 410


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Spain is the top wine producer in the world


PAIN became the world’s leading wine producer in 2013 after increasing its production by 41 per cent, the Ministry of Agriculture has revealed. This has been possible thanks to good weather conditions and improvements to the infrastructures of the wineries. A total of 50.5 million hectolitres of wine were produced in Spain last year, more than two direct competitors, Italy and France, which produced 47.4 million and 42.3 million hectolitres of wine last year respectively. By region, the biggest increase has been registered in Castilla La Mancha. The birthplace of El Quixote, which has its

WINE PRODUCTION: Spain topped France and Italy. own certificate of origin, went from 19 million hectolitres in 2012 to 31.2 million in 2013, a 64.1 per cent increase. Castilla La Mancha is followed by Extremadura and Cataluña.

The only region to have seen its figures decrease in 2013 was Galicia. The land of the Albariño wine produced 0.7 million hectolitres less last year, which is 0.5 per cent less.


Spanish woman’s cookbook SPANISH publishing house Editorial Visor has published what is believed to be the first recipe book written by a woman in Spain. The book was written circa 1740 by Maria Rosa Calvillo de Teruel, a woman whom researchers believe worked for a wealthy family in Sevilla. It has a total of 100 recipes, 99 from Maria Rosa and an additional one from an unidentified person. The cookbook author wrote down recipes she probably learnt from other people, with names like ‘How Doña Joaquina makes sausages’, and ‘How to make Mariquita’s cake’.


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THE Da Bruno Restaurant Group has come up with a creative menu for Saint Valentine’s so couples can celebrate in a different and unique way. The owner of the Group, Bruno Filippone, explained “we want our clients and friends to celebrate their love in an


Valentine’s at Da Bruno’s original way. We have made an effort to offer a wide variety of top quality dishes, with a special touch dedicated to Valentine’s Day. They are delicious dishes

which transmit sensations and feelings dedicated to love.” Special events have been prepared at all six restaurants: Bruno Sul Mare, Da Bruno Cabopino, Da Bruno Pasta, Da Bruno A Casa, Da Bruno San Pedro and Da Bruno Mijas-Costa. Each of them will have special decoration to create an intímate and personal ambience where everyone will enjoy a night to remember. The new Valentine’s dishes are part of Da

BRUNO: Come and celebrate your love. Bruno’s innovative gastronomy with quality ingredients and

elaborately prepared. Find out more about the prices at each of the restaurants for Valentine’s Day and reserve a table visit There is also a special competition on Facebok unoristorante for Valentine’s and Da Bruno’s 20th anniversary in which the best proposal for a slogan describing the gastronomic quality and hospitality at the Da Bruno restaurants can win a meal for two.


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Exports up as the world is hungry for Serrano ham THE world is hungry for Serrano ham and proof of that are the latest export figures released by the Spanish Serrano Ham Foundation. A total of 25,543 tonnes of ‘jamon’ were sold outside the Spanish borders during the first 10 months of 2013. This represents €226.4 million, a 15.5 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2012. Of the exports, 82.4 per cent correspond to boneless formats of Serrano ham, a requirement

BONELESS: Serrano ham is popular sliced or cubed. asked by many of the target markets. This format includes slices,

cubes and packaged ham. The European Union remains the main market for Serrano ham, with more than 80 per cent of exports. By countries, Germany tops the list with 27.8 per cent of exports. It’s followed by France (25.5 per cent) and Portugal (10.5 per cent). Sales in Poland are reported to have increased by 148 per cent, and in Sweden they have increased by 103 per cent. Also hungry for Serrano ham are the Netherlands (with an increase of 53 per cent) and the United Kingdom (86 per cent).

Celebrate Lechazo month in Ribera del Duero FEBRUARY is ‘lechazo’ month in the Ribera del Duero region, Northern Spain. A total of 21 establishments - 11 restaurants and 10 bars - from this area bordering the Duero river are serving their own version of the lamb dish every weekend this month. Lechazo is made with unweaned lamb from the native Churra breed, and is cooked in a wooden oven on a clay pan. The otherwise known as ‘lechal’, the lamb is exclusively fed with its mother’s milk, and has to be no more than 35 days old at the time of slaughter. Lechazo will be the star of set menus offering a starter, a main course, dessert

and a Ribera del Duero bottle of wine for €32 per person. For those on a budget or those who just want to have a taste of the traditional dish, the participating bars offer a lechazo tapa for €2.50. Mixing tradition with cutting-edge cooking techniques, the tapas are served, as could be expected, with a glass of Ribera del Duero wine. LECHAZO: Made with unweaned lamb.


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More room THE Government is considering a number of options to increase the berthing capabilities of the port to handle more large ships simultaneously, Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo has said.

Miss Gibraltar THE Miss Gibraltar Office has extended the closing date for contestants to sign up for this year’s pageant until February 21. The winner will receive a cash prize of £5,500 and represent Gibraltar at the Miss World Pageant in London this November.

Bigger fines CHARLES PITTO, the Stipendiary Magistrate, is imposing tougher fines on tobacco smugglers, and said that repeat offenders could expect to receive greater punishments than fines.

New coin THE Government of Gibraltar announced the launch of a £20 legal tender coin, containing one troy ounce of pure fine silver, in Berlin at the World Money Fair 2014.

Assault plea A GERMAN national residing in Gibraltar has pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court to the charge of assault against a woman, occasioning actual bodily harm.

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WHAT’S ON • Until February 21 Young Art Competition, organised by Ministry of Culture John Mackintosh Hall For information: Ministry of Culture Events Team, 00 350 200 67241 or

• February 19 - 22 Gibraltar International Dance Festival organised by M.O. Productions For information: 00 350 20071635 or

THE British Government plans to begin releasing more than 600,000 secret Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) files, including hundreds relating to Gibraltar.

Time’s up AFTER serving air passengers since 1959, Gibraltar’s old airport terminal building will be demolished. It closed in September 2012.


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Gardening Corner By Dick Handscombe Spain’s best known expat gardening author about to start his 26th winter cut back.

UNFORTUNATELY, there is far less wildlife in most gardens than 25 years ago, including ours. Birds, butterflies, geckoes, hedgehogs, lizards, frogs and toads have found it hard to adapt to the urbani-

sation of their previously abandoned agricultural habitat. But fortunately we do have fewer venomous snakes. When the woods surrounding us were cut down, for a while several vipers moved in as their natural habitat of deep undergrowth in the wood was destroyed. But one way or another they were caught and taken to nearby remaining woodland. At the time, two hedgehogs moved in and bred in the base of a temporary compost heap for some years until roads were built and adjacent fields built on. The main loss with the cutting down of around 200 pine trees was the bird life that visited our garden and in some cases nested.

Early losses were a pair of eagle owls and an annual visit of nesting golden orioles. Nowadays, only blackbirds continue to nest each year as long-tailed tits have not used their nesting boxes for some years, but I am making new ones and in a greater number to see if this can be reversed. Once we had 10 shepherds roaming the valley with flocks of goats and sheep. With a constant supply of afterbirths several days a week, we would be entertained by hunting eagles, kites, vultures and hawks. Now one may be spied just a few days a year. With few houses and hence cats around, geckoes and lizards had a wonderful playground with sunny rocks to sunbathe on and plenty of places to hide. We still have some but, with the urbanisation came a tribe of partially- fed, by neighbours, feral cats which seem to enjoy preying on them with the

LOSS OF HABITAT: Butterflies find it hard to adapt. reduced bird population. hatched butterflies Probably the greatest including swallow tails loss is the swarms of are now just fond spring and summer memories. Once two of butterflies. The causes my daughters and two being the clearing grandchildren of their natural counted breeding almost 1,000 There is grounds flying far less just across flowers in garden our garden the walls for a garden. wildlife network of We still roads and around today have the the building of plants they like an urbanisation, but just a few plus four years in which strays visit from the low-flying planes local mountainsides. sprayed the citrus The remaining real groves, and of course all success in providing a other vegetation, with natural garden habitat non-ecological chemi- for disturbed wildlife is cals against the leaf the number of frogs and miner insects. toads that find refuge in The days in June and our ponds and closelyJuly when one grouped flowerpots. could find I am just cutting back the garden the reeds around the full of ponds, as for probably recently 10 winters no overwintering

BIRDS OF PREY: Not many around any more.

blackcap warblers or shrikes have visited the ponds for water. Also perhaps they would not like the netting we have had to place over the ponds to prevent an unwanted heron from devouring any more of the goldfish. So we have a densely planted casual natural garden with less wildlife than we would like, so that we need to walk the wilderness of Spain’s virgin mountain ranges to find evidence of surviving wildlife. When we walked for 52 days along the Spanish Pyrenees most of the 950 kilometres were densely populated with both birds and butterflies. These and other delights are described in my latest book, available as a regular book and in Kindle format, from Amazon Books. The title is ‘Our 52 day retirement adventure along the Spanish Pyrenees.’

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More houses available for less than €100,000 THE number of houses on sale for less than €100,000 has soared since the financial crisis started. It has gone from 2.9 per cent of the houses available to 30.8 per cent, according to data by property website This increase also reflects in the houses that are sold. Approximately 64 per cent of the houses sold by the website had a price lower than €100,000. This tendency is increasing day after day in small towns and cities alike. According to data from Tecnocasa, 76 per cent of the houses sold by this real estate in Zaragoza had a price of €100,000 of lower. Sevilla, Madrid and Barcelona follow the capital of the Aragon region with 68, 63 and 32 per

MADRID: 63 per cent of houses sold are reported to be less than €100,000. cent of the houses sold by Tecnocasa being less than €100,000. These offers were almost nonexistent during the years of the real estate bubble, with only 0.09 per cent

of the houses matching this pricing. Houses sold under €100,000 are normally second-hand flats with three rooms and are 83 square metres in average.

Ghostbusters loft on sale A LOFT that featured in one of the most watched films of the 1980s has been put on sale. The loft in 55 Central Park in New York (US), where scenes of Ghostbusters were filmed has gone on sale for $35 million (€25.70 million). It became famous for being the one the character played by Sigourney Weaver lived in the film. In real life, the loft is located in a 1929 art deco building and belonged to fashion designer Calvin Klein. Its last owner was American music entrepreneur Steve Gottlieb. The loft is 465m2 and has a crystal structure in the shape of a cube. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a 185m2 terrace with views to Central Park. Calvin Klein refurbished it when he became the owner, turning it into an open loft.


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2nd-hand prices stable SECOND-HAND houses in Spain stabilised in January, with an average price of €1,730 per square metre. This is according to separate reports by property websites and, which say there have been minor changes in prices since December 2013. This is good news for the property market as prices didn’t stop falling since the financial crisis started in 2008. According to data provided by both reports, property prices in La Rioja decreased the most in six years, a 52.3 per cent overall. This region is followed by Navarra (-46.6 per cent), Aragon (-46.5 per cent), Castilla La Mancha (-46.1 per cent), Murcia (-45.1 per cent), Cataluña (-44.1 per cent), Valencia (-43.5 per cent), Andalucia (-40.8 per cent) and Madrid (-40.7 per cent).

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DOGS are fun and interesting. Here are some pieces of trivia about our furry friends... • The smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of two, weighed just four ounces, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. • An adult dog has 42 teeth. • The only sweat glands a dog has are between the paw pads. • Cleverest dog breeds, in this order, are supposed to be: Border Collie, Poodle, and Golden Retriever. • Dogs are good for you. People who own

pets have been found to live longer, probably because their stress levels are lower and they have fewer heart attacks. • Dogs’ hearing is more than 10 times sharper than a human’s. • A greyhound can run at up to 45 miles an hour. • The dog name ‘Fido’ is from Latin and means ‘fidelity’. • A dog’s whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs and can sense tiny changes in airflow. • Dogs have more than 220 million smell detection cells, compared to five million in humans. • Small dogs tend to be the longest lived. Toy breeds live up to 16 years or more. Larger dogs average seven-12 years. For your local radio frequency log onto

SOS Animal Refuge volunteers and supporters will put their best foot forward in a five-kilometre sponsored walk-jog-run to raise much needed funds for the charity. The fun event will be held on Saturday, March 29, in country lanes overlooked by the famous water tower landmark in Alhaurin el Grande, and all-comers are welcome to take part. Serious runners who want to test themselves against the clock will set off first and be timed at the start and finish of the course. They will receive personalised certificates confirming their run time. Others taking part can enjoy a light jog or leisurely stroll with or without a dog, ending up at Finca Juan Berrocal, and everyone who takes part will receive a laminated certificate of thanks. Anyone who would like to give an SOS dog a fun morning out will be able to pick one from the ‘rogues

gallery’ on the charity’s website event page. The dogs will be wearing jaunty handmade red jackets sewn by an SOS volunteer. Entry is €5 and sponsor forms are available from SOS, either to download from the SOS website, from the SOS Sunday market stall at La Trocha, the CHAIN charity shop in La Trocha, Coin, and Victoria Hart’s beauty salon in Alhaurin el Grande high street. Visit the SOS website at and click on the event button to find out the route, which goes past an eighth century Moorish tower, one of just two still standing in Malaga Province, and ends up at the dog-friendly Juan Berrocal, plus registration times and parking details. All dogs welcome, but must be friendly and kept on a lead!

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15 years and also in Sweden before moving to Spain. She said: “I was looking for a business I could take over in Spain and I bought the company last year. I love it here!” Being online means customers get the best there is to offer. All printing is done in Germany, which means exceptional quality that is not always available locally. Martine said: “Our quality is excellent, it is what makes us stand out.” For those also needing design services, ndi3 has great freelance professional designers who can produce anything a customer might require, including special niches like restaurant menus. Martine stated: “Though we’re an online business, it doesn’t mean lack of personal service.

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CHIMNEY SERVICES 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)

CHURCH SERVICES BENALMADENA Elim Family Fellowship. Sundays 11am. or call 951 912 525 or 952 446 627 (0)

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

CLASSES GUADALMINA IDIOMAS LANGUAGE SCHOOL. Group/private lessons. Private lessons @ home. Native and qualified teachers. Centro Comercial Guadalmina, above SUPERSOL. Tel 952 883 880 / LEARN easily “Spanish daily conversation”, recording your voice alongside your teacher’s voice. Own method. Own books. Call 647 103 430 (221009)

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

CLEANING SERVICES OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard, dirty work, from 35€. 632 569 282 oven (207828) UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) LEATHER Suites, Upholstery and carpets thoroughly cleaned. Tel: 952 930 472 or 667 430 518



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

COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED. Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Repairs and upgrades available. Laptops in English. Kindle, iPad & Android help. One-to-one 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 (201699) FREE TV from your PC, speed up and tune up your pc. Basic computer lessons from 10€ per hour. 626 980 869 (206398)

CONCRETE CUTTERS 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 (217670)

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

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

DOMESTIC APP. REPAIRS DOMESTIC Appliance repairs washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas / electric, professionally repaired. Christian 608 337 497 (207492) WASHING machine repairs. No fix No fee. Call Joe: 686 271 836 (221397)

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

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)


ALL ELECTRICS - Rewiring, fault finding, boletins - 693 678 980

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)

FINANCIAL 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

FLOOR POLISHING MARBLE FLOOR (2.50€/m2) WHY PAY MORE .WE CLEAN, CRYSTALLISE, SEAL THEN POLISH YOUR MARBLE TO HIGH GLOSS, NON SLIP. PROFESSIONAL GUARANTEED, FAST SERVICE. 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALSO REPAIRS DAMAGES TO MARBLE, CLEAN AND SEAL TERRACOTTA TERRACES, COVERS ALL COSTA DEL SOL. TEL: 671 244 683 (207797) T1 MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578 Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206437) FLOOR POLISHING - 20 years Costa, reliable from €2/m2, bring your floor back to life. 639 014 237 (221011)

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)



ELECTRICIAN fully qualified all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service.Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754 (222087)

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

HUSBAND and wife team. All aspects of property management and general help at home. Qualified home hairdressing. Competitive prices. www.costa / 687 344 486

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)


FRIENDSHIP FIND LOVE IN THE SUN w w w. i w a n t 2 m e e t y o u . c o m . Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (219566)

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-professionals. com (215793) GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892

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


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)

HAIRDRESSING HAIRDRESSER, mobile, very reasonable rates, between Estepona and Sotogrande. Call Gilly 658 675 077 (207705)

HEALTH & BEAUTY SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 608 977 260 www.masajes (218077) MOBILITY SCOOTERS, wheelchairs, hoists, rise recline chairs, electric adjustable beds, commodes, walking aids, all you need to make your life easier. All available for sale or hire, long or short term. Tel 633 127 901 / / (219684) 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)


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. (222027)

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)

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

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 (206456)

HOLIDAY LETS FREE LISTINGS for Holiday Rental Villas (221428)

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)



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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


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

MISCELLANEOUS 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)


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

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

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)

THE MOBILITY WIZARD. The only company in southern Spain that specialises in repairing and maintaining mobility scooters, power chairs and mobility products. Authorised repair agents for most European manufacturers. Most repairs carried out at your place of residence, batteries analysed and replaced if needed, tyres supplied and fitted. Summer’s coming, has your mobility scooter been serviced lately? Full service and inspection at your home for just €60. Large selection of mobility scooters available for sale and rent, no deposit required and free delivery. We also offer roadside assistance, we will come to your rescue if you’re unfortunate enough to have a breakdown or puncture, keep this number handy! Tel 633 127 901 / / (219684)


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)

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)


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)




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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)

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 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)

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



MOSQUITO SCREENS 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)

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 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. britme

FOR SALE 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. Go topless, fun in the sun. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 / 608 658 785


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4x4 AUTOMATIC diesel, Mitsubishi Montero 2005 SWB. 3.2 litre DI-D Intenso Kaiteki (top of the range) limited edition, big 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 4x4 DIESEL Ford Kuga 2012, TDCI, 2 litre, only 24,000kms with manuf. Warranty till 2017. Looks right in white, 5 door, 6 speed. Electric everything, one lady owner kept this Kuka spotless, condition like new but what a saving on new price, can be yours for 17,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. See photo on our web page ARRIVING this week, only 18,000kms. Ford Fusion 1.4 2012 ‘Urban’ 5 door. One private owner. See our web page with full details of our cars and photographs. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 (201544) ARE you looking to buy a car??? Or sell your Spanish car??? Contact Robertson Cars, we are a small family business here in Marbella for 29 years and established in UK 50 years ago. It is this experience in buying and selling cars that puts us above the others. They do not have our knowledge or excellent reputation. We sell genuine legal, quality, used cars, all with correct documentation. Our cars are Spanish registered, but mostly owned by expats. Phone today for a valuation. We pay the top cash prices for quality used cars Remember Robertson, the name you can trust. Samantha and Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) on 952 832 173 or 608 658 785.


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 cd (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 (209777) 2006 FIAT PANDA, electric blue, very economical and cheap to insure, 3,750€ 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) PEUGEOT 207, 5 door, diesel, 2008, silver, very good throughout, 1 owner, appx 50 mpg, only 5,995€ 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) 2004 MERCEDES E320 diesel estate, avant garde, excellent condition throughout, with all extras, 8,995€. 672 550 037 (209777)

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 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 (209777) AUDI A3 1.8, Turbo Sport line, LHD/UK plates, 65,000kms, in excellent condition, 4 new tyres, 3 door. 3,995€ 672 550 037 (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 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) CHRYSLER Crossfire, hard top 2006, black with grey leather, very impressive car, clean throughout, only 40,000km, 9,995€ 672 550 037 cd (209777) 2003 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.7 DTI, diesel, 3 door in good condition throughout, new ITV, a cheap p/x bargain, 1,995€ 672 550 037 (209777) AUTOMATIC 2004, Peugeot 307, 1.6 automatic, I owner from new with full service history, excellent condition throughout 4,995€ 672 550 037 (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) 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) BLACK Opal Zafira CDTI 1.9 2007. Seven seater, new ITV, 7,000 euros. Silver Saab Turbo SE 2 ltr soft top, new ITV 78,000km, 5,750 euros ONO. Tel 952 890 847 (222030) GIB CARS private sale, 2006 Mini One 75,000km, £4950. 691 973 131 (222075) 2005 KANGOO 5 door estate, diesel, £2450. 691 973 131 (222075) MGF 1996 25,000km, £1,995. 691 973 131 (222075) LANDROVER Defender 130 6 litro, high capacity 2007, 300TDI 110,000km, offers 691 973 131 (222075) MERCEDES CLK 320, 2000, superb condition, genuine 57.500 km, 11.250€, for full details and fotos email: or 634 165 029 (207709) SEAT IBIZA. 1.4 petrol, 2003, 124k kms, 4 brand new tyres, ITV, €1,800 ONO. 677 925 418 (222019) 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)

AUTOMATIC Convertible Renault Megane 2.0 litre, inj 2005 from private owner, only 82,000klm (51,000mls), full service history from Renault metallic gold, half leather, full electric pack, light and wiper sensors, glass roof that folds into boot, a great opportunity at only 6,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill (215826) AUTOMATIC/Diesel Citroen C4 2008, 5 door, 33,000klm. Metallic gold, climate control, alloy wheels, great business or family car, health forces sale, a very scarce car and only 6,995€. 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 bill (215826) PRICE SLASHED - MOTORHOME 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 bill (215826) JAGUAR XJ6, Sovereign 1992, 98,000kms, recent ITV, best offer over 2,000 euros. 617 423 095 (222017) LANCIA THESIS Emblem model, silver 11 years, 77,000km approx. Inheritance. Good price 952 561 575 (222016)

CLASSIFIEDS 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) 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. britme (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)


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 billbrady (215826) RENT to own your next car, modern, well maintained quality cars, all inclusive rates. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or w w w. a u t o o a s i s e u r o p e . c o m (215834) AUTOMATIC Fiat Punto 1.2 for sale. Year 2004 with 120k, well maintained, lady owner, 3,450 euros. Please call 609 278 288 (221358) MERCEDES 500SL, 1993, past ITV April 2013, €3,500 plus transfer 605 352 700 (221305)

I BUY ANY CAR. 602 533 508 (218504) WANTED CARS AND VANS, FREE COLLECTION, SAME DAY 693 028 325 (101382) WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (215821)

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




INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380

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 five

CLASSIFIEDS 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) Immediate cash paid for any UK or Spanish registered car. Jon 610 417 100

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)

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)


PEST CONTROL. British - Best Prices. Fully Qualified. Bar Contracts. Call Local Pest 952 449 591 (221399) T1 COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee, serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control Company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (209962)

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


HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Painting/Interior design. Free estimates. Graham - 607 923 486 PAINTING, Plumbing and General Build Works, Refurb and Reforms at competitive prices. Free quotation contact tel: 625 200 205 PAINTING & DECORATING guaranteed quality and a good price, OAP rates, call Roger 633 382 262




PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 (208106) STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943

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

PET TRANSPORT PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couri or ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 (215263)


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) Apartments and villas for sale at advantageous prices. Call 607 637 288, 952 462 302 (202945) 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)

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



GET your apartment/villa/garden ready for summer. All aspects covered. Coast & campo. 661 717 894 (221329)

LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. lagunakennels@hot Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (215765) STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943


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

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

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.

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

LOOK NO FURTHER for your pet transport. We offer a service to travel with/without your pets/furniture. Pets from £295 including vet checks. Various vehicles to cater for your needs. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 spainukspain@hot (218548)

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

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) A and C, plumbing, electrical and property maintenance. 30 years UK, 12 years on the coast. 653 055 939 / 951 130 104 (201571) NEED a Plumber all aspects covered. No call out charge. Honest reliable service. Call James Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754. 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

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)

ALL aspects of house and garden maintenance. Property care and decorating/gardening/landscaping. Reliable service, excellent rates. Free quotes, call Chris 603 563 496. enquiriesatchrisdoyle1 (221311)

PROPERTY TO LET PROPERTY FOR SALE REDUCED Torreblanca, large 3 bedroom townhouse with parking. 169,000€. Tel 659 446 482 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)


BENALMADENA, 2 bedroom apartment, furnished, top floor, close to beach, panoramic sea views, pool, parking, 500 euros. 666 517 479 (217738) APARTMENT and townhouse for rent in Nueva Andalucia from 700€. Bel Air 2 bed 495€. Tel 647 222 295 (221328) Over 900 properties for long term rent. 671 093 925 (217721) PENTHOUSE, Torreblanca, Fuengirola. 3 bedrooms, huge terraces, stunning views, garage. 750 euros, long term. 606 526 618 (222028) CHAPARRAL, 1 bedroom apartment. Every facility. Sea, pool, large private garden. 350 euros. No pets. Tel 952 493 338 / 634 105 369 (222105) LONG LET, Puerto Banus, tastefully furnished townhouse, 2 beds, 2 baths, garden and pool, first line, Aloha golf course, contact Julie 634 032 397 (222026) TOWNHOUSE Playa Golf, Torrequebrada, 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, furnished, fantastic mountain & sea views, very clean, €650pm. 634 123 652 (209777) MARBELLA, BANUS 3 or 1 bedroom, 2 bath, big elegant, fully equipped, gardens, pool, Jacuzzi, garage. Tel +34 637 439 222 bravoelezovic@ (215889) PENTHOUSE near El Corte Ingles, Mijas Costa. 2 beds, 2 baths, lounge, kitchen and fantastic sunnny terrace. 475€ p/m. Tel 696 928 610. (221375) rental properties required for waiting clients. 622 881 029 (221001)


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PROP. 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 tama (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) 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 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




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)


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) 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 21st February. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (217649) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.uni Tel: 951 247 834 (206460) UK - SPAIN Removals. Masses of experience. New clean vehicles. Insured with AXA. Genuinely CARING service. FULL and part moves. ONLINE QUOTES!! UK 08456 443 784 / ES 634 344 787 (207584) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from the UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation Tel 951 311 118. www.movingmat (215477) CAR TRANSPORT AND RECOVERY. UK-SPAIN-UK. Established 5 years. Do you need your car transported? We also transport boats, plant and machinery. Fully insured. Call Martin on 0044 7970 861141 or email martin.emer (221205)

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


MANVAN REMOVALS €20 / hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from €10 / week. Tel David 696 810 618 (208088) 2 MEN, VAN €30 HOUR. 651 081 610 (201697) LARGE LUTON VAN and man. €20 per hour, packing crates supplied. Kevin 628 993 995 (201746) MAN&VAN, removals, collections, clearances, 15euros hourly, Steve 722 306 194 (221149) MAN & VAN Removals and transport, all areas covered 100% reliable 952 816 582 (208360) ROLLER shutter repairs, 7 days a week, conversion from manual to motorised, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (215944)


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)

SIGNS & DESIGNS SIGNS, ALL TYPES. Vehicles, Pavement Signs, Illuminated, LED, Neon, Banners, Printed Shirts. 21 years on the coast! 952 796 299 / 639 133 135

SITUATIONS VACANT DO YOU CARE? If so, why not join our team of carers who work in the UK. Earn from £868 £1330 for 2 weeks. Good written/spoken English/ British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra on 658 965 204 or email

MAN AND VAN, all areas, 2 vans, 4 men available. 100% reliable. 637 066 114 / 663 530 614, 30€ per hour (201744)

FRENCH POLISHING REP A I R S , restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture t o i t s fo r m e r g l o r y. Te l 6 4 7 579 519 / 952 119 190 (200802)



HOW would you like to start the New Year off with a fantastic new job in a growing company? We are looking for 2 highly motivated individuals to come and join our dream team. Working in the Fuengirola and Malaga areas as a representative. Please email with your CV that includes your Skype address, Facebook name and contact telephone number. (221307)

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

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

CASTLE HILL are an online gaming specialist recruitment agency. Please visit for Marketing, Technology, Operations and Language jobs in Gibraltar or send your CV to

THE VAN MAN. Cheap and cheerful. €20 per hour. 677 251 025 (215820) MAN with large van. For removals and house clearance etc. All areas. Tel 676 586 262 (221156)

ROLLER SHUTTERS ACE OF SHADES - PERSIANA (security shutter) electric and manual, various colours available including wood effect, we also offer a repair service. Make your home more secure! Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof (101730)


SEWING ALL STYLES Curtains, uphols t e r y, s o f t fu r n i s h i n g s a n d bean bags made to measure. Sensible prices. Also repairs / alterations. All areas. Call 672 800 887 or email judein (216546)


BUSINESS opportunity for professional qualified people in the following disciplines: non-surgical face lifts, Botox fillers, semi permanent make-up, threading, hair removal, acupuncture, fitness massage, chiropody, nail art, style & make-up and Reiki. Tel 661 903 526 (222029) FEMALES & couples required, 18-70, for adult website modelling. Good rates. Call 966 182 714 (221306)

CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING CONSULTANTS required. English/Intermediate Spanish speakers to sell advertising space within Estate Agents’ presentation folders. Self employed position and commission based. Send CV to mark@mdbad (221432)

SITUATIONS VACANT SOFT FURNISHINGS CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or (201533)


13 - 19 February 2014 / Costa del Sol THERAPISTS

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

PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl. Tel: 609 503 021 (221068) Maintenance, repairs, professional and reliable service, all areas from €70 per month. 650 348 785 (219784)

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

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



AFFORDABLE POOL MAINTENANCE - Professional maintenance from only €80 per month (exc. chemicals) Call Splash Pools on 952 591 053 - open 8am to 4pm (221091)

THERAPISTS LIFE COACHING, stress, depression, other problems. 24 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 (206835) CHANGE your thinking, change your life. Psychotherapist Philip Jameson. Adults, adolescents, families. 952 789 907 - 635 276 140 (219863)






TRANSLATIONS OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS. ALL LANGUAGES. TEL. 654 6 1 3 0 9 4 s a n p e d r o t ra n s l a (217706)

LEARN Spanish with 1 to 1 lessons via Skype. First lesson free! +44 7939 802932 (221033)

TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER/Reasonable rates. A l s o ava i l a b l e fo r v i s i t s t o lawyers/hospital and general paperwork assistance. Contact Amaya - 647 403 435

SPANISH TEACHER. Would you like to learn to speak Spanish really quickly? Spanish lessons at your home or office and assistant services. Benalmadena/Torremolinos area 15€/hours. Barbara 627 925 941 (221031)

S W O R N T R A N S LAT I O N S . Reasonable rates, call 625 479 404 karenmonterosa@ (221204)

TROPHIES LASER ENGRAVED Trophies, Prizes, quality glass engraving service, competitive prices, with 40 years experie n c e . Tr o p h i e s , m e d a l , badges from 1€. THE SPORTS SHOP, Fuengirola. Tel: 952 473 530 (219732)

MATHS TUITION. Maths graduate, 6 years international school experience. €35/hour + €10 to travel. (221428)

TV & VIDEO SKY PROBLEMS / Installers don’t turn up when they promise to? Can’t or won’t sort out your satellite problems? Then call Steve @ Scansat. We supply and install full Sky Systems, Digiboxes, Dishes, Sky cards UK/Irish. Dish relocations and TV extensions. For a fast reliable service call Steve 676 533 209 problem solved! GET UK TV 4 FREE. No ongoing monthly payments. If you have a laptop or tablet with WIFI access, we will come to your home/bar and set up all UK Freeview channels plus Sports, Movies and BBC I-Player and many, many more for a one-off fee of 85€ + IVA. If it doesn’t work, you don’t pay! Call Graham 952 449 591 or 622 552 067 NO Dish Needed, IPTV Set Top Boxes only 150e Freesat/Sky uk. Wifi Broadband only 150€ Free delivery. Dish retunes 20€ Tel.954 059 041 Mobile.667 876 754 (222087) MISSING UK Channels available on demand with SKY+HD Digi Boxes. New or Used inc warranty, more info Tel 653 061 472 (206489)



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TV & VIDEO WORRIED about poor quality IPTV? Internet speed too slow. UK VPN router & SKY+ HD, Sky on demand and Sky go. The quality way forward, only adding to your satellite system. More cost effective than any system out there. ROBSAT 617 169 792 as (215892) REPAIRS – TV’s, Plasmas, LCD’s, Digi – Boxes, Video, Hi-Fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 Years experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (201587) UKIPTV – 40 + UK Channels. 20 + Radio Stations. Free 14 day Catch-up. Contact Europe’s Leading IPTV Provider to obtain our limited timem offer. Special Offer: STB €129.95. Monthly Cost €14.95. Prices exclude IVA. / Tel. 951 063 888 Quote SP101 (201623)

UPHOLSTERY CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 (101382) RE-UPHOLSTERY, loose covers, headboards, cushions, curtains, blinds. Call Jo: 695 842 192 CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am - 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN

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



REPAIRS WASHING machine repairs. No fix No fee. Call Joe: 686 271 836 (221397)

WINDOW TINTING MOBILE SERVICE. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571 – 644 546 176 solarshadetinting@gmail. com (215997)


FEMALE ELVIRIA. Sexy, beautiful brunette, fulfil your fantasy. 634 364 252. Visits. Also cross-dressing. (221081) TORREMOLINOS. Topacio & Melisa mature, looking for mature men of 50 years. 611 340 857 (222014) RIVIERA, Diana, dark-skinned, discreet and kinky, natural breasts, tasty nipples, horny, pure pleasure, I give myself totally, no taboos. Come and meet me. 24h. 634 193 202 (201566) RIVIERA, stunning and discrete girls. Pleasure, sex, all intimate, guaranteed orgasm. Come and see the professionals to surrender to the joys of pleasure in a relaxed environment with good music and drinks. €50 day time. 951 274 723

NEAR Miraflores. Valeria, Russian. Beautiful blonde, excellent manners, your complete lover will fulfil your most intimate fantasies. New positions, 69, French, erotic shower, no rush. 602 690 036 (201566) RIVIERA. I’m your master. Erotic S&M at the level you want, for beginners and experts. Expert in BDSM, fetishism, bondage, spanking, spitting, erotic fight, crossdressing, tied up role play, wax play, golden shower. Fully equipped dungeon in luxury villa. By appointment. 642 365 462 NEAR Elviria. Nice and loving Latina, 25, always horny and wanting to meet refined and passionate men. Nice body, soft skin and natural breasts. Callouts. Visa. 602 690 036 (201566) NEAR ELVIRIA - Maria - young Bulgarian, 25yrs, true Eastern doll, sweet, sensual, mischievous, will make you tingle. Addictive body, slim with small breasts, pert bottom. 24hrs 602 690 036 (201566) NEAR Elviria, Angela, beautiful and discreet, brunette with blue eyes. Come and feel pleasure on your skin, relax in your mind and wellbeing in your whole body. 634 193 202 (201566) (222090)

& outcalls. 632 721 814 (216591)

PARAGUAYAN, perfect body, 25 years old. I offer all kinds of services. 24h. Riviera. 611 238 013 (222086)

SOTOGRANDE Natalie, Lovely, Sexy, Attractive. Call me 648 704 564 (215258)

SWEET DREAMS, Riviera, open 24h. We invite you to visit our luxury villa. Top discretion in a relaxed environment with 7 sexy and daring ladies. Free drink for services from €50. Also outcalls. 611 235 161 (222086) SWEET DREAMS, Riviera del Sol needs open-minded ladies, lots of work, regular clients. 611 238 013 (222086) MARBELLA CENTRE – the ideal place for your enjoyment in the city centre, eight young ladies for unforgettable moments. Open 24h and prices from €50. For reservations and information call 620 366 817 (95451) T2 ESTEPONA, Alexia, young brunette, French on my knees, washed down with Champagne, I receive you in lingerie. 630 964 268 SEXY blonde playful kitten. All services. Out Calls. Tel : 645 898 573 (217554)

EMMA, English, 24 years old, super sexy, available 24h, also outcalls. 611 237 884. Riviera del Sol

MARBELLA, novelty, beautiful lady, elegant, slim, brunette. Hotels and visits only. 698 329 112 (221145)

SEXY Brunette will make your day a happy one !! In/out call. 622 673 662 . www.escortdatemarbel

NEAR Torrequebrada Casino, Benalmadena. Beautiful blonde, perfect body, massage & more, home


MARBELLA, Viky, 20 years old, large breasts, hungry ass, I’m very complacent, kinky and playful, call me. 622 342 394 (201633) MATURE elegant lady. Voluptuous bust. All services. Only hotel and home visits. 687 387 680 (208442) BENALMADENA - LAURA 28, slim brunette. Sexy model. Warm and friendly. Unique experience. Fluent English 633 744 422 (221144) BEAUTIFUL lady, big breasts, top lingerie, slim, massage, company 678 859 715 (221053) CALAHONDA, Karina, 34, Mulata, sculptural body, pretty, sensual, “love goddess”, erotic massage, toys & domination. You won’t forget. 680 383 620 (201696) ANASTASIA. Upmarket tall blonde Spanish bilingual beauty. 622 262 465. Slim, extremely friendly, genuine and versatile. Hottest lingerie, toys or 2 girl special! Marbella or discreet out call to your residence / hotel. All locations. Couples very welcome. 622 262 465 (2165441) MARBELLA, Carmen, kissing, Greek, big bottom, French until end. Arias Maldonado Street, Ibereste 1-3oG. 637 872 718

CLASSIFIEDS BENALMADENA. Young lady, 34, attractive, sexy, educated for gentlemen 30 euros. Tel. 634 209 427 (221069) LOVELY Asian, Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian, hot and horny, discreet villa, Las Chapas, near Calahonda 679 126 231 (215457)

MALE MAX Macho - Male Stud/for hire! 6’ 3” tall, dark and handsome and V.W.E! Call anytime - 633 339 087 satisfaction guaranteed. Respectful, friendly, intelligent, hot and super sexy. Couples and Ladies only service. Marbella / very private discreet visiting service. 633 339 087 (2165443)

MASSAGE BEAUTIFUL young Spanish, Polish, Asian, Thai massage, relax luxury atmosphere, San Pedro near Banus 618 448 131 2 Slender brunettes 42yrs, for 4 hands massage, no limits. 663 265 150 (215705) SOTOGRANDE. The best TANTRA massage! Art of touch! Sensitive massage! Valentina 638 845 731 (222024) TORREBLANCA, FOR GENTLEMAN. Beautiful, tiny and exotic brunette, sweet and sensual. Erotic massage with happy ending. Maximum hygiene and discretion. 673 612 032 (222076)

VARIOUS MARCO - Bisexual male discovery! Why let the girls have all the fun?! Well hung guy understanding of bisexual male fantasies. Sexy beautiful tall blonde also available for kinky trio! From gentle introduction to HARD core. Couples always welcome. 622 922 554 (216544) COUPLE kinkiness. Sexy, young, hot fit couple - Adam & Anastasia. Gentlemen, or other Couples seeking hot safe, experienced foursome exactly how you’d like it to be! 24/7. Also discreet out call. 633 339 087 (2165442) GENERIC Viagra extra strength 120mgs. Also Kamagra 100mgs and Weekenders (Cialis). or phone Colin 680 878 735 (221101)



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ITROEN has unveiled the new C4 Cactus, the French manufacturer’s alternative to the compact hatchback. The C4 Cactus stands apart with a unique design that is both functional and attractive. It features pure, smooth surfaces and flowing lines with no aggressive edges. Fitted on the side and bumpers of the C4 Cactus is the Airbump, a Citroen exclusive.

It provides day-to-day protection with a supple thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin which comprises air capsules to absorb impacts. The Airbump requires no specific maintenance and directly contributes to cutting vehicle servicing and repair costs. Inside the C4 Cactus, which is going to be manufactured at Citroen’s plant in Villaverde (Madrid), space has been freed up

C4 CACTUS: An alternative to the compact hatchback. for the driver and passengers. The low dashboard with its horizontal lines creates more space for the front passenger, with easily accessible storage. This was obtained by adopting a fully digital interface and optimising the driving position layout. For an equivalent wheelbase, the C4 Cactus provides the same amount of space

for more compact exterior dimensions. Fitted as standard, a 7inch touch screen with seven sensitive buttons gives access to a full range of modern vehicle functions. The vehicle weighs 965 kilos, 200 kilos overall less than a Citroen C4. By making the vehicle lighter, Citroen has been able to adopt smaller latest-generation engines. This has the advantage of cutting fuel consumption while maintaining driveability.


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Fri 10th

Santa Clara


buggy 25€

To book call or 607



Until 30/04/2014

Inc. buggy

FEBRUARY OFFERS Alcaidesa - Links 2 inc buggy 58€ Heathland 2 inc buggy 48€ per golfer Antequera - Green Fee, Breakfast , Lunch & Buggy - 69€ per golfer Baviera - 59€ inc buggy Dona Julia - Group 8+ inc shared buggy 45€ per golfer El Paraiso - 2 inc buggy 53€ per golfer 08:00 - 08.32 - 38€ without buggy Estepona - 2 inc buggy 37€ per golfer Finca Cortesin - Monday, Tues & Weds. 126€ per golfer - for 8 golfers - 110€ Greenlife 9 hole, par 3 course - Unlimited Golf per day - 26€ Junior 19€ La Cala - 64€ inc shared buggy or 3 course pass 168€ per golfer

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Inc. buggy

at 10.40

2 GF + BUGGY: 130€ 10 GREENFEES: 360€*

from 06/02 to 13/02

La Quinta - inc buggy, range balls and buggy snacks - 59€ per golfer Marbella Golf & Country Club - 64€ inc shared buggy Mijas up to 23rd - Early bird until 10:00 Lagos 57€ - Olivos 52€ Parador - 62€ 3 course pass Valderrama, San Roque Old and RC Sotogrande - 540€ 4 course pass La Reserva, RCG Sotogrande, Valderrama, San Roque Old 12 month validity includes buggy - 690€ 5 course pass La Reserva, RCG Sotogrande, Valderrama, San Roque Old & Finca Cortesin includes buggy 830€

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Lauro Golf

buggy 29€

Please book 48 hrs before


at 10.32


Parador Golf

Tue 7th


197 3

at 11.04

4 time Euro Tour venue


Santa Maria


Inc. buggy


at 10:30






Mon 6th




Sat 4th

19 7 3




her native Sweden. Ana devoted a lot of her free time to helping out at golf events, perhaps the highlight being involved in the Media Tent at the Solheim Cup in Sweden. She was also ever-present at golf and trade fairs around the globe, always flying the flag for her adopted Costa del Sol. To celebrate half a lifetime of working in Spain, Ana is holding a farewell party at the El Capricho chiringuito in Calahonda on 26th February. All friends, business acquaintances old and new



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for many years, the first point of contact for many visiting groups. The driving force behind many a ‘La Cala Co-op’ jolly for tour operators and travel agencies; her speeches became legendary - and longer - with each passing year. Since leaving La Cala a couple of years ago Ana has been working at Los Naranjos but was recently offered a new position at a golf club in

After nearly twenty five years on the Costa del Sol it is finally time to say goodbye to one of the golf industry’s most hard working professionals, Ana Nyblom. Starting off at Lauro Golf back in the 80’s, she progressed to Torrequebrada before moving to La Cala Resort where she left her indelible mark as Operations Manager and Golf Director

venture and hopes to see her back on the coast with her clubs in the near future.


Adios Ana

are welcome to book their place. The Golf Page wishes Ana well on her new

since 1 990

*Valid for 1 year, for 1 or 2 people

Tel: 952 41 27 67


Junior + Adult + buggy Juniors free of charge at Calanova if playing with an adult.

10 GF with buggy: 340 € (to be used by a person or a couple)

One month membership with buggy 275€ Individuals & 500€ couples Tailor made membership from 1 month to one year Send your request to

GOLF GETAWAY 3 Nights B&B basis + 2 Green Fee “Old Course” Unlimited access to Practice Range with free balls. Unlimited access to “Links Course”and “Pitch & Putt Course”. Receive a gift of 1 Polo golf shirt - 15% Discount on all articles in our Golf Shop, Rental of golf equipment and in the Hotel Restaurant. All included for only 200 € per person/stay in standard Double Room with a view over the sea

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Unlimited golf 1 month 360€ (525€ with buggy) Unlimited golf for 2 months 580€ (855€ with buggy) Unlimited golf for 3 months 800€ (1,075€ with buggy)


13 - 19 February 2014 / Costa del Sol

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E W N 13 - 19 February 2014 / Costa del Sol


Queen of snow Jenny LAST Sunday, Bristol-born Jenny Jones, aged 33 and wearing number 1, became the first Brit to ‘officially’ win an Olympic medal on snow. She claimed bronze in the women’s snowboarding event in Sochi.

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Another defeat for Malaga

MALAGA suffered another disappointing defeat in what is turning into a por season when they travelled to Rayo Vallecano. A dismal first half saw Malaga go into the break 30 down after goals from Iago Falque, Arbilla and a Larrivey penalty. Sergio Sanchez was sent off for Malaga after being shown a second yellow card during the penalty incident. After the break Iao Falque got his second and Rayo Vallecano’s fourth before Lakovenko managed a consolation for the visitors. Malaga are offering a special two game ticket for their next two home matches. Fans can see them play Real Sociedad on Monday (KO 10pm) and then the following home game against Valladolid for just €29. More information



Struggles for the Marbella seniors in tough local derby Senior - Malaga 53 Vs 3 Marbella THE Senior team had a torrid time this week, with their coach stepping down mid week, they faced a tough local derby against a strong Malaga side early on Saturday morning. Despite all of their problems, the team were brave enough to face the challenge and did the best they could on the day, but still went down 53 to 3. Roberto stood in as the makeshift coach, hoping that he wouldn’t have to step in to play, however, Enrique was injured in the first 15 minutes which meant Ross moving to full back and Roberto stepping in at scrum half. The other challenge both teams had to endure was the lack of referee who failed to turn up and the Malaga coach had to help out until another referee was found. The last league match of the season is to be played next weekend against the group

BRAVE CHALLENGE: Despite all their problems. leaders Almeria. All Marbella can hope for is a strong team ethic where they have a squad of players to play regardless of the result and that they are united going forward to the end of

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season ‘international’ friendly matches and on into the new season.

The U14s were at home this week to run out 30 to 0 winners against Rugby Del Estrecho who are based in Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro. The win was settled in the first half and as a result in the second half Marbella put on some of their B team and new players so that everyone could take part in a competitive match. The U16s had a home match against a much improved side from Rugby Del Estrecho who defended well throughout most of the first half, however, the Marbella experience was soon too much to handle and in the end the home side took advantage of their extra man (Del Estrecho had a player sent off for aggressive behaviour) ran in 13 trys. On a wet and windy Saturday the U18s travelled north of Sevilla to La Estación de la Rinconada to play a very inexperienced team who have just come together this season and really had nothing to challenge a Marbella side who have trained together for almost 10 years. Marbella won by 115 to 0.

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