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Medical bills UNINSURED foreign patients have been charged €300,000 by the Valencian Health Authorities for bills after receiving medical attention in the Region.

Earthquakes SIX earthquakes recorded in Alicante Province during a 48 hour period ‘are within normal limits’ according to the Seismic Registration Unit at the University of Alicante. The highest registered 2.4 on the Richter scale.

Job grants MURCIA is offering incentives to local business to hire young people. Grants of up to €7,500 are available. It is hoped up to 2,000 people will be hired.

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Sexual harassment denied by councillor ITS business as usual in the Office for the Urbanisations in La Marina as Councillor Jeff Wiszniewski is accused of sexual harassment towards a former female employee. Speaking to the Euro Weekly News, the Councillor says he “vehemently denies all allegations.” He said he was informed by Mayor Carlos Ramirez that the woman had approached him saying if Councillor Wiszniewski was to resign from office she would not take the case further, thus avoiding a ‘scandal’ within the government team: “As I completely deny the allegations, I saw this as a form of blackmail and informed the mayor I

was not going to resign.” Days later, the employee who has been on sick leave for several weeks, was made redundant from her ‘advisor’ role along with her brother and son as

part of planned cuts within the town hall, following the decree made by National Government for local government reforms. Jeff added: “We knew the cuts were to be made and I find it strange that when the time came to execute the government cuts, which would have seen her brother and her son being released from their posts, this allegation should come to the fore.” Her brother and son also acted as her witnesses in making a denuncia to the police. The remaining advisor in the Office for the Urbanisations also gave a statement stating she never saw any acts of wrongdoing Turn to page 4


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TRADITIONAL: Alicante’s streets will once again be filled will traditional stores.

The return of traditional trade

“ALICANTE is experiencing a renaissance of traditional commerce,” according to Carlos Gomez Gil, a sociologist and professor of Applied Economics from Alicante University. In the middle of an economic crisis, that has seen around 2,000 stores close in Alicante City, the latest Economic Yearbook from La Caixa shows that traditional trade is returning to the city. The professor believes these smaller, traditional and unique stores “will have

more impact on the future” as new facilities will work traditional sectors, and there is much more care given about the image as consumers are careful where they spend. “It will force many others to compete in this respect and that will contribute to the modernisation of the trading system. It means a commitment to the city and the revival of coexistence. Trade is like the face of a person and revitalisation is important in a city where the crisis is a punishing lot.”

Will Murcia’s Corvera airport ever open? MORE delays are looking possible in the opening of Murcia’s Corvera airport. Just weeks after the former concessionary responsible for the airport’s opening, Aeromur, was back on board after doing a deal with the Regional Government,

Aeromur are complaining that the government is not fulfilling its promises to re-instate it fully. The latest date set for opening is September 18 this year but Aeromur say this is “impossible” as the cancellation of

the original airport management concession has not been annulled as it should have been. This is preventing Aeromur from carrying out their administrative procedures, delaying the opening.

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NEWS Sailors donation SAMM (Sailing Association Mar Menor) raised over €200 from members which is to be donated to HAH charity. Trade awards TORREVIEJA has hosted the tenth local trade awards at the Cultural Centre, offering prizes for best merchant of the year; new business; green sustainable trade and innovator.

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More victims come forward CASES of domestic violence in the Murcia Region grew 3.4 per cent in 2013 compared to the previous year’s figures. General Director of the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Veronica Lopez, explained the number of victims of domestic violence is difficult to quantify but said in 2013, the Centres for Care of Victims of Domestic Violence (CAVIS) received 2,500 new applications from women who suffered some type of aggression or violence. In total, there are 3,800 women on CAVIS’

records, with the Region having 15 offices dealing with the care of victims. Lopez says although people may be concerned at the rise, the figures are positive as it shows more women are coming forward rather than suffering in silence: “Women who suffer such violence know that there are resources available to them and come to them.” She added that a new system of high-risk assessment will be launched this year in Murcia: “It’s a system that does not exist anywhere in Spain.”

Lottery winners LUCKY ticket holders in Jacarilla and Almoradi have scooped nearly €9 million in prizes from the National Lottery.

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Gymnasts meet THE newly formed ‘Vega Baja Sports Consortium’ has seen more than 800 gymnasts gather at the sports pavilion in Cox. Monthly meetings are planned at the pavilion covering a range of athletes and sports.

AN investment of €90,000 is being earmarked to support the renewal of street lighting by low energy consumption in seven municipalities in Alicante Province including Aspe and Pilar de la Horadada.

Pensioner grants

EU funding EIGHTY-SIX per cent of the region’s municipalities receive some form of EU funding. President of the Generalitat, Alberto Fabra, encourages more municipalities to submit projects and apply for funding.

Indefinite strike EIGHTY-THREE per cent of workers at the Coca Cola bottling plant in Alicante voted for an indefinite strike against plans which would see 90 of the 152 employees made redundant.

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Business is booming MURCIA’S exports reached €9.3 billion in 2013, 5 per cent more than in 2012; “almost double the budget for the Region,” said Salvador Marin from the Regional Department of Economy.

Magic market ELCHE, Elda and Almoradi footwear manufacturers attended the Magic Market trade fair in Las Vegas. Spanish shoe exports to the US grew by 20 per cent between January and November last year.

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TORREVIEJA has handed out 400 municipal aid grants of €300 each to retirees and pensioners registered in the city.

TIPPING: Not obligatory in Spain, but is however much appreciated.

Rice Torrevieja

Top of the tips… L EAVING a tip in Spain is not obligatory and there are no set rules as there are in the USA, however, it is much appreciated. Despite the financial crisis, according to a survey carried out by the Hoteles.com site, most people continue to leave tips. When it comes to foreign tourists, the North Americans are reportedly the most generous, with 71 per cent leaving tips, the British (34 per cent) and the Germans (26 per cent) are also amongst the top tippers, as well as the Russians and Scandinavians. Amongst Spanish tourists, 6 per cent claim they always leave tips, 24 per cent do so occasionally and only 8 per cent never leave anything. Tourists from Madrid are apparently the most

Quote of the Week I haven’t robbed banks, I’ve expropriated them. It’s a revolutionary tax.’

Jaime Jimenez, facing 15 years and nine months in prison for his alleged participation in a bank robbery in Madrid in February 2007.

generous, with 60 per cent leaving tips, followed by the Basques (40 per cent), Catalans (26 per cent) and Andalucians (23 per cent). For 94 per cent of tippers, a good quality service is the main reason to do so. This should mean that Andalucia gets the most tips, as it comes out top in Spain amongst Spanish tourists for customer service, with 43 per cent of their votes, followed by the Basque Country, Madrid and Galicia. Customer service is apparently worst in Extremadura. Other top reasons for leaving tips are the quality of the products, the premises and speed. Eighteen per cent of those questioned say they are more likely to leave a tip if they are with their partner or friends.

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transplants were carried out 45 onorgan one day in Spain last month. This is a record for the country, which for the past 22 years running has been a world leader for organ donors, with 35.12 per million inhabitants.

TWENTY SEVEN restaurants from Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa are involved in the second edition of ‘Rice Torrevieja’ starting on Monday. Visit www.torrevieja gastronomica.com.

Golf day ON March 14, a golf open day takes place at El Valle, Roda in aid of MABS Murcia Mar Menor in memory of Eddie Allen. Call Stan on 968 575 467 for more information and to book.

Residents unite RESIDENTS in La Aparecida gathered in support of the family of a teenager who is critically ill after falling through a skylight while playing on a building site. They ask the council to finish the work at the site.

And finally... THE former President of Cantabria and leader of the PRC (Cantabria Regional Party) was caught in parliament looking at pictures of naked women in a magazine. Other MPs took photos of him which then reached social networking sites such as Twitter.


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Hit and run driver over legal limit A DRUNK-DRIVER almost four times over the limit was arrested in La Aljorra, Cartagena, after fleeing the scene of an accident. The 20-year-old Spaniard was

allegedly involved in a collision with a motorcycle on the RM 605 which killed the rider. The man then fled the scene. Police later tracked down the driver and his vehicle which had suffered damage upon impact and was hidden in a service station behind some trucks. The driver, who had less than two years of driving experience, was found to be nearly four From front page or behaviour which could be construed as sexual times over the legal alcohol harassment. The councillor for Urbanisations says limit. The offence of failing to stop he has yet to be questioned by police and is seeking legal advice for attempts of defamation. “I have to attend to the victim following been shocked and taken aback by all of this, but an accident is punishable with a our priority remains the service we provide to our prison sentence of up to four years. residents within the Office for Urbanisations.�

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Hiker dies after fall down slope A HIKER, aged 60, has died after falling 50m down the slope of the Sierra de Callosa, in an area overlooking Redovan.

He was walking with a man who alerted the emergency services to send out a rescue team and mobilised a helicopter.


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Mounted police tackle rural crime MOUNTED police are patrolling the Murcia Region in a bid to crack down on rural crime. The ‘Roca’ rural crime units were created as burglary became a growing problem across the country and not just in Murcia, with criminals targeting properties in the campo, stealing goods and agricultural machinery. These units comprise of mounted police agents who can be stationed anywhere, taking up temporary posts. There are now an additional five officers and four horses in the Campo de Cartagena coordinating with other patrols. Since rural crime squads began patrolling Murcia, 189 people have been arrested in the Region, mainly in relation to rural thefts.

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Mayor in bar bust up THE Mayor of Los Alcazares was involved in an altercation in a local bar. Anastasio Bastida was drinking in Bariloche with his wife and a number of councillors and town hall employees when the alleged assault started in the bathroom, ending on the pub’s terrace. The mayor told arriving police officers that he was pushed by a man and received verbal abuse from him. Outside, he reappeared with Bastida recalling: “He pushed me, grabbed my neck, hit me and threw me on the chair.” The alleged attacker is reported as being a technical architect who has previously worked at the town hall.

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Creditors meeting continues THE Commercial Court in Alicante will resume the creditors meeting of Aguamarga regarding the Ciudad de la Luz film studios on March 26. Aguamarga Management Studies SL, was managing the audiovisual complex and entered into bankruptcy in December 2011. It had been managing the City of Light since 2000 but in the last stage the Government agreed to unilaterally terminate the link, arguing that there had been a breach of duty by the company. In July 2013 the company was ordered to pay €1.2 million to the Ciudad de la Luz by ‘default’ lease services.

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Orihuela opens first dog training park LA FLORIDA’S park has reopened to include a dog training area. Orihuela Town Hall has spent around €10,000 on the remodelling of the 10,000 square metre area of park, to include creating a fenced in area for dog training and different elements for training and animal

exercise. Bag dispensers for waste collection and rubbish bins have been installed. Councillor for the Coast and International Residents, Martina Scheurer, said trees will soon be planted to shade the banks and although the budget was limited, the

work “has restored an abandoned area, which today, has become a meeting place providing opportunities for leisure time for people of different ages and with different interests.” The dog training park is the first of the municipality of Orihuela.

Repair work completed REPAIR work in Calle Cielo, in Aguamarina, Orihuela Costa, has been completed. The project, with an investment of €34,000, has involved the removal of broken parts of pavement caused by the growth of the roots of palm trees. Rubber material has been planted along the route around the trees.

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Valencia is fourth most popular VALENCIA was amongst the most popular destinations for Spaniards to visit in January. The Region had an average occupancy rate of 33.3 per cent last month, coming in behind Andalucia, Madrid and Cataluña. According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), the Canary Islands were the main destination for foreign visitors with 60.7 per cent of overnight stays, an increase of 14 per cent over the same month the previous year.

Over 30 troupes in Carnival

REPAIRS: €34,000 has been invested in Calle Cielo.

Flu epidemic passes THE winter flu epidemic in Murcia Region has now officially passed its peak as the health authorities say the number of cases is now dropping. Regional Health councillor Angeles Palacio, said the epidemic reached its high point at the end of January, into the beginning of February. At the end of the second week in the month there were 1,911 cases reported compared to 2,682 the week before. Seven people in the region died as a result of the flu.

New library opens THE new library within Torrevieja’s Ciudad del Mar school has been officially inaugurated by Mayor Eduardo Dolon who urged students to visit it and enjoy the pleasure of reading.

OVER 30 troupes took part in Torrevieja’s Carnival parade competition. The streets were an explosion of colour as the number of participants was expanded this year and the event opened to troupes from outside the locality. Sunday afternoon’s parade concluded with the award ceremony of the best costumes, floats and troupes in the Municipal Theatre. If you missed the event, it is being repeated on Saturday from 9pm along Calle Ramon Gallud in Torrevieja.


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Morgue under investigation COURTS in Torrevieja are investigating alleged irregularities at local morgue. Complaints have been filed claiming that the ‘tanatorio’ was violating the law by storing bodies in the garages when the chillers were full. The head of the ASV group which owns the funeral home denied the allegations saying that it rarely occurs when all the spaces are filled, but if it does, the deceased are taken to nearby funeral homes in Guardamar del Segura, Orihuela, San Pedro del Pinatar and Elche. They have, however, launched an internal investigation to look at the alleged claims.

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Fishing and cleaning the sea around Torrevieja FISHERMEN in Torrevieja and Santa Pola are taking part in a new initiative to help remove tonnes of waste from the sea bed.

As their catches regularly pick up garbage, now, instead of throwing the waste back into the sea,

fishermen throw it into containers arriving at the port to be collected and analysed. It is estimated that an

Six month wait for MRI PATIENTS are waiting for MRI scans for up to six months at Elche’s General Hospital. An increase in the requests for MRI’s and staff shortages are believed to be causing the problem. The hospital says it is committed to increasing the number

of afternoon scans to help alleviate the waiting lists as the Department of Health has recommended doctors consider if the test is absolutely necessary before booking it and to consider an ultrasound test first.

average of 600 kilos of waste per month could be collected from Torrevieja and Santa Pola as more boats become involved. The initiative, which will run throughout the year, is in support of the awareness campaign conducted by the Sea Technology Centre in Galicia, Alicante University and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography.


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School starts CONSTRUCION of the IES Playa Flamenca school, Orihuela Costa is to resume. Over €5 million has been allocated for finishing the building which is expected to be completed in 14 months.

Course done ATTENDEES of the Spanish language course in Torrevieja have received their diplomas after completing 40 hours of tuition.

Tourists up FOREIGN visitors to Murcia Region rose by 44 per cent in January compared to 2013, with hotels recording an average of occupancy of 25.8 per cent last month.

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EKA makes short film

WHEN creative minds get together they say one thing; “We need opportunities.” This was the message portrayed when EKA European Kids Association got together with filmmaker Dean Shaw in Alicante. Kids from north and south Costa Blanca came together to produce a short film which EKA will use to promote the organisation and bring awareness to young people that opportunities do exist and how they can research them.

PROMO FILM: EKA kids film in Alicante The film will be on YouTube, as well as

shown at EKA presentations in schools

throughout the Costa Blanca. Lauren Staton from EKA said: “It is so easy now for young people to speak up and to express themselves. Some young people have some very positive views about their lives. It is important we listen to them. Those kids that need support could also benefit from listening to what some of their friends are saying and doing.” For more information visit www.europeankidsas sociation.com.

Officers suffer effects TWO police officers suffered from smoke inhalation after rescuing eight people from a fire in Orihuela’s Ronda Santo Domingo. The officers were organising the evacuation of the building after a fire broke out, believed to be caused by a candle.

HELP Vega Baja Diabetic Working Group meeting THE HELP Association Vega Baja’s Diabetic Working Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at Casa Tom, Avenida Jaca 31 in San Luis. The group is fully funded by HELP and those attending are able to benefit from support, sharing experiences and information with

others and the group benefits those who are recently diagnosed, as well as those who have learned to live with diabetes. For more information, visit the HELP offices in San Miguel de Salinas, or in Torrevieja. Call 966 723 733. The information desk is now

open in urbanisation La Marina every Friday where the charity provides both residents and visitors to Spain with a wide variety of local advice. They also hold a limited amount of orthopaedic equipment for hire at a very reasonable weekly rental. The services of a welfare officer are

also available who can carry out home visits and offer advice and information about your need for care and help in the home. The information desk can be contacted on 966 443 002. Volunteers are always wanted and welcomed. Visit www.helpvegabaja.com.


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Hotels fuller in February HOTELS on the Costa Blanca recorded an average occupancy of 42.6 per cent during the first half of the month of February, an increase of 8 per cent compared to the same period last year. In Benidorm, the average was 66.4 per cent, 3 per cent higher than during the start of February 2013, according

to hotel association Hosbec. By origin, the domestic market accounted for 56.2 per cent of the total, with international visitors accounting for 43.8 per cent. British visitors accounted for 20.7 per cent, followed by tourists from Scandinavian countries with 8.1 per cent.

Seven hour wait in A&E PATIENTS have denounced waiting up to seven hours in the emergency department of Alicante’s Hospital de Sant Joan. They complained about lack of staff and space to address them as beds were left in hallways. The hospital responded by saying it was a busy day adding that patients are seen “according to their severity.” They added that this winter has been particularly difficult for emergency departments in the province due to the virulence of the flu epidemic.

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Gastro Alicante 2014 GASTRO ALICANTE 2014 at the IFA exhibition centre, attracted over 100 exhibitors. The event brought together the most emblematic gastronomic specialities, designations of origin and quality brands in the province, plus organic produce, artisans, training workshops and the latest equipment and services in the industry. Michelin star chefs were also in attendance offering advice and culinary demonstrations. The President of the Provincial Council of Alicante, Luisa Pastor, said the event showed: “The culinary potential of the province of Alicante,” adding: “Alicante cuisine is a great tourist attraction.”


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Autumn series of racing for SAMM THE Autumn Series of racing for the Sailing Association Mar Menor (SAMM) threw up a few challenges with races cancelled due to weather, lack of support boat and other events being held at the venue. But the races that were held were keenly contested with two boats battling for first place.

Don Clark in his Hartley and a Balaton Boat helmed by Bob Miles. In the end the Balaton won the series with Don in third place, pipped by a shoestring. All boats are now receiving some attention in readiness for the Spring Series which is due to start on March 16.

SAMM sails all year round and new members are always welcome with a choice of groups to join from radio controlled boats to cruisers with dinghies, day boats and a catamaran as well as the latest acquisition, a motor boat. For more information visit: www.sailingmarmenor.com.

RAFA awards two special trophies RAFA (Royal Air Force Association) Costa Blanca Branch has held its annual general meeting. At the El Paraiso restaurant in Torrevieja, branch chairman, Terry Joy, praised all members for their support over the past year especially in their efforts to raise significant funds for the RAFA charitable aims,

much of which involves helping past and present members of the Royal Air Force. In recognition of the special work carried out on behalf of the branch during the year, two trophies were awarded. The ‘President’s Trophy’ was given to Philip and Brenda Haward for their dedicated and hard work

involved with the welfare needs of individual ex-members of the Royal Air Force. The second, the ‘Wings Trophy’ awarded to the person or persons who were judged as the most successful in raising funds for RAFA, was presented to Anthony and Penny Bryan, from Los Naranjos.

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Celebrations for the cave market ON Sunday, the monthly arts and with stalls, demonstrations and crafts market at the Cuevas del Rodeo, workshops and paella being sold artists caves in Rojales, celebrate the around 2.30pm. From 4pm there is second anniversary of reinstating live music at the bar. the market. At midday the inauguration Having stopped some The market of the month’s exhibition in seven years ago, the caves the Sala Mengolero gallery celebrates cave takes place showing association asked for local its second works of sculpture by artist Martin Robinson’s help in restarting the markets, anniversary Fernando Vivankos. and on the first Sunday in Directions to the caves March 2012 they held a ‘Big art’ can be found at event, which has now become firmly www.costaart.net/caves.html and established in this unique setting. for more information email Martin: The free and open market for artists martin@martin-enterprises.eu and tradesmen runs from 11am-3pm or call 648 535 165.

Holocaust service

IN recognition of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Southern Costa Blanca Jewish Community held a service in Torrevieja. Attendees came from Cuba, Holland, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Israel. There were readings and a prayer written by the United Synagogue in 1933. A Shoah survivor, whose entire family was killed in the concentration camps, read the prayer in memory of the Holocaust martyrs. Sabbath services are held once a month. Email alan201150@hotmail.com.

Charity haircut funds rise LOCAL golfer Mick Reeves, known to his friends as Mick the Grip, raised over €2,000 after completing a charity hair cut. As reported in the Euro Weekly News, Mick had his hair cut to raise money for Reach Out Torrevieja, a charity helping the homeless and

needy. His initial aim was to raise €500 but support from bars and golf societies has seen the figure rise. The money will help the charity to purchase a van to enable them to collect larger items for the charity shop and assist with food parcel deliveries.


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Gala awards for charities and volunteers TWENTY charities from the Costa Blanca are being honoured and recognised at a Charity Gala event hosted by Bay Radio. The Marriot Hotel La Sella in Denia is the venue for the glittery, black tie event on April 12 which is the radio station’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to the army of unsung

Carnival tapas route TO mark the annual Carnival celebrations, Santiago de la Ribera, San Javier, is hosting the ‘Ruta Carnavalera de la Tapa’ until next Saturday. The tapas route takes place at 27 participating bars with visitors who have stamps from 16 of the establishments on the ruta card, able to enter in to a prize draw. Tapa and a drink costs €2

heroes; local volunteers, who give their time freely to help others. Managing Director of Bay Radio, Graham Barber, said the station had been thinking about honouring the many volunteers for some time: “Bay Radio is a community station and we have always supported

charity. We know the amount of work that goes on and these people have never been recognised, so thought it a good idea.” The event will be attended by British Consul Paul Rodwell as well as the local Mayor. Mark Stacy, BBC TV personality from programmes such as ‘Flog It’ and ‘Bargain

Hunt’ who has been a guest on Bay Radio several times, has agreed to attend and act as auctioneer for a special auction on the night and magician James Brown will be entertaining with some table magic. For more information email studio@bayradio.fm or call 965 796 761.


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Scotland may have already found its next rightful Queen Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS

COULD the Duchess of Alba become the Queen of Scotland? Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, better known as

simply the Duchess of Alba and close to marking her 88th birthday, has, according to Guinness World Records, more titles recognized by an existing government than any other noble in the world, more than 40!

However, the matter has been raised in the press that if Scotland obtains independence, she could become their rightful Queen. Known to her friends and family as Cayetana, in October 2011, she married a

Infanta avoided almost 580 judge’s questions THE Infanta Cristina answered “I don’t know” 412 times during her appearance in court in Palma. A transcript of her appearance before judge Jose Castro in Palma court to answer to charges in the Noos corruption case reveals that she also said “I can’t remember” 82 times, “I am unaware” on 58 occasions and “I didn’t know” 14 times. Her statement lasted six hours during which she mainly answered questions regarding

the activities of Aizoon, the company created allegedly to hide the €6 million of public funds illegally obtained through the Noos Institute. She said she was unaware of what the company did, despite owning half of it with her husband Iñaki Urdangarin. She avoided answering the judge on almost 580 occasions and claimed she participated in the company because she trusted her husband and she never had anything to do with its accounts.

man 24 years her junior despite the opposition of her family and the King of Spain. She gave her children their inheritance in advance, and her new husband renounced any claim on her wealth, estimated at as much as €3.5 billion. She is a direct descendent of King James II of England and VII of Scotland, the last Monarch to reign north of Hadrian’s Wall, between 1685 and 1688, and the greatgreat-great-great-granddaughter of James Fitz-James, the illegitimate son of King James VII of Scotland. The Duchess is rumoured to be quite keen on the idea and has the money to help the independence movement gather strength as well as helping what would be the world’s newest country to get on its feet. Plus Cayetana could add yet another title to her list; probably the most prestigious she could ever hope to have. The other ‘candidate’, Duke of Bavaria Franz Bonaventura Adalbert Maria Herzog von Bayern, is reportedly ‘not really that interested.’


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Dick Handscombe at Vega Baja Garden Club THE author of many books and newspaper articles on gardening in Spain, Dick Handscombe, is to speak at the next meeting of the Vega Baja Garden Club. His subject will be ‘Challenges and common sense in Mediterranean gardening.’ The meeting takes place on Monday, at 1.45pm for a prompt 2pm start, at Los Rosales Restaurant, Campo de Guardamar, on the Lemon Tree Road between Guardamar del Segura and Los Montesinos. All are invited to attend. For further information about the Club and its monthly meetings, call Club Chairman, Val, on 966 716 527. The last meeting of the Club was well attended, with over 60 members present. Irene Davis spoke on her experiences of keeping three chickens in her garden, and Val Duckworth and Anna van Dijk presented a series

DICK: Will talk about common sense in Mediterranean gardening. of short talks illustrated with the actual plants mentioned, which were later sold off to the members. Other plants were also

given away by way of the regular monthly raffle, and Val also reported on jobs to do in the garden in February.

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Spaniard, 25, dies in Lebanon accident A 25-YEAR-OLD Spanish soldier was killed in a road accident in Lebanon. Abel Garcia Zambrano, part of Spain’s contribution to the UN’s Interim Force, arrived in Lebanon last September. He and a soldier from El Salvador died when their Lince armoured vehicle ran off the road and overturned near the village of Ghajar in the Wazzani region. Three other soldiers, all Salvadorans, were injured in the accident. They were patrolling in the early hours of the morning during a routine exercise close to the border with Israel. Garcia Zambrano was driving at the time, said the Spanish contingent’s spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jose Joaquin Milans del Bosch. “The Guardia Civil are now investigating the accident,” Milans del Bosch confirmed.


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Coming up for HAH Mar Menor MARCH 4: Volunteers meeting at Bacchus Restaurant, Urb Oasis Los Narejos. 11.15am for 11.30am start. Optional lunch €5 plus drink. Partners welcome,

phone Bacchus to book choice of food in advance. Details Lesley 968 134 978. March 11: Charity Table top sale at La Zona Bar, Los Narejos (opp Consum). Approx. 10am to 1pm (weather permitting). Many bargains. March 19: Chatters Social Group at Bacchus Restaurant, Oasis Urb, Los Narejos. Chat, quiz, make new friends. Open to all. 11.15am -11.30am start. TORREVIEJA Costa Lions Club is inviting people Optional lunch to follow, €5 plus to join club members on one of their ‘Business drink. Tel Mary on 968 171 542. meeting nights.’ HAH meetings: first Tuesday It will be a chance to see what the club is monthly. Table top: second doing this year to raise money for charities, in Tuesday monthly at La Zona. the local area and further afield. Chatters Social Group. third The club is getting more and more members Wednesday monthly. every month, so anyone who feels like helping To find out more about HAH, them can pop along on the second Thursday in visit www.helpathome.es. To every month to the Cabo Cervera Hotel in La become a volunteer, call Lesley on Mata near Torrevieja. Meetings start at 7pm. 968 134 978 or email If you like what you see and hear, then you helpathomespain@gmail.com. will be invited to join them at their HAH help English speakers in next social You can be sure of a good night, their own homes, following said the club. surgery/illness etc. Tel: 633 673 More information: davedanie@gmail.com or 034. In the event of an membership@torreviejacostalions.org. emergency call 112

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Pop icon chooses Spanish designer POP icon Lady Gaga has chosen the creations of a Spanish designer to appear in her next musical video. Lady Gaga will reportedly wear ‘at least’ one of the creations of Eva Soto, a young designer who has been linked to the Samsung EGO catwalk. The delighted designer from Galicia, aged 29, said that she had always admired the style of the pop singer but never imagined that she would notice her designs.

She admitted she found it hard to believe the deal which had been struck following an e-mail which the pop diva herself had sent to the designer, to tell her how much she had liked her ideas and which she says hopes will help her gain international recognition. However, she says that she is trying not to be too excited, despite Lady Gaga telling her that she had selected one of the creations from her collection ‘Entre Lineas’ (Between the Lines).

GORDON RAMSAY: Famous for his temper.

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Gordon Ramsay is coming to Spain for brand new TV series OPTOMEN TELEVISION is producing a brand new series to be set in Spain. Gordon Ramsay has been awarded 16 Michelin Stars and is famous for his ranging temper in the kitchen. He has filmed several TV series such as Hell’s Kitchen and The F-Word. He will be sharpening his knives and his tongue to help businesses in need. Filming is due to begin in May and June and will be broadcast on Channel 4 later in the year. The show’s the BAFTAwinning producers are

looking for restaurants, hotels and B&Bs in Spain who would like some help from Ramsay. Series Producer Nicola Lloyd says “This series will see Gordon travel to Europe’s holiday hotspots to help Brit-owned restaurants, hotels and B&Bs that are struggling to make ends meet.” If your business is in desperate need email restaurants@optomen.com with your phone number, details of your restaurant, and why you think you would be suitable for the show. Or call +44(0)203 227 5867.


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New Nissan for Spain Latest truck made in Avila

NISSAN’s new medium-duty NT500 lorry is to be produced at its Avila factory. The plant will produce 2,500 units a year for Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy and Portugal. As well as the €100 million Avila outlay, the group is launching two new models in Barcelona this year, with a total investment of €431 million, announced

Nissan’s vice-president for industrial operations in Spain, Frank Torres. The new lorry and existing Cabstar will guarantee the jobs of the Avila plant’s 501 employees, Torres said. The company also plans to review the situation of 22 employees who relocated to Barcelona. They could return in 2015 if the market recovers, Nissan sources revealed.

Fraud or delusion of losing gambler SOME people believe they possess a foolproof betting system. Jose Santamaria of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) had so much faith in his that he decided to sue Telefonica when he failed to win. As a result of Santamaria’s formal complaint the national high court in Madrid is investigating Telefonica Moviles España for massive premium rate SMS fraud. Mobile software companies Zed Iberia Wordline and Alvento Soluciones are also implicated. The three are accused of earning more than €46 million by rigging the ‘Movistar Emocion Millon’ competition in 2009 that required contestants to

submit points via text messages to participate in a multimillion draw. Text messages were sent in bulk and points irregularly allocated, Jose Santamaria claimed afterwards. Prizes were won by people who were related to each other or lived at the same address and prizewinners were not officially announced, Santamaria said. There was no fraud, Telefonica sources insisted, and only Santamaria complained out of thousands of participants. He also defines himself as a professional gambler with “an infallible system” the same sources said. “When he failed to win he blamed the three companies believing it had to be a swindle.”

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€16.9m fine THE CNMV, Spain’s stock market regulator, fined Santander €16.9 million for mis-selling €7 billion of its convertible bonds in 2007. Investors suffered huge losses when Santander’s shares plummeted during the financial crisis.

More jobs GRIFOLS, the Barcelona-based multinational pharmaceuticals and chemical company, has enlarged it Parets del Valles plant. This will enable it to double blood plasma production, creating more than 400 new jobs.

Rich-poor gulf widens ANDALUCIA, Valencia and Murcia are the worst-hit by the financial crisis. The last five years have left a deeper mark on these three regions than any others in Spain. In contrast, the Basque Region and Navarra, together with Madrid and Castilla y Leon, fared best, found the Cajas de Ahorro (savings

banks) think-tank, Fundecas. The third of Spain’s inhabitants who live in Andalucia, the Valencian Community and Murcia saw the per capita GDP fall by almost 10 per cent. Thirty-three per cent lost their jobs. At the other end of the scale Madrid, the Basque Region and Navarra lost only 5 per cent of their GDP.

NEW LORRY: Will be produced at the factory in Avila.

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STAT OF WEEK GAS NATURAL FENOSA earned €1.4 billion last year, only 0.3 per cent more than in 2012. It owed the increase to good performance outside Spain and “strict financial policies” the multinational said.


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Facebook buys the leading text messaging system for $19 billion FACEBOOK has acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion (€13.84 billion) in cash, stock and shares, the social network giant announced in a statement. In their biggest acquisition to date, Facebook has taken on the popular text messaging system, which is used by more than 450 million people. Although many younger people are drifting away from Facebook, WhatsApp is rapidly increasing in popularity. In some markets it is now more prominent than Facebook, with approximately one million new users a day. As of August 2013, some 20 million people were users of WhatsApp in Spain. Together with Spain, Germany, Mexico or India have also reached the 20-million-user milestone. The high cost of SMS text messages and increasing sales of smartphone devices are behind the Spanish success of WhatsApp. Predictions by MassyPhone, an online business message provider for sending WhatsApp messages, say the upward tendency will continue and the text messaging service will have doubled its users in Spain by 2015.

WhatsApp founders, Jan Koum and Brian Action, are now to join the billionaire set in Silicon Valley. The deal includes $4 billion (€2.91 billion) in cash, $12 billion (€8.74 billion) in Facebook

shares and a further $3 billion (€2.18 billion) in stock at a later date. WhatsApp’s brand will be maintained, with its headquarters remaining in Mountain View, California. Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO, will join Facebook’s Board of Directors, and WhatsApp’s core messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to operate as standalone applications. Koum said: “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honoured to partner with Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world.” In 2012, Facebook purchased photo-sharing app Instagram for $1billion (€728,420,818), which had been their largest purchase to date before the new deal with WhatsApp.

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Suspected launderer to be extradited SPAIN has approved the extradition to the US of Arthur Budovsky. Ukrainian-born Budovsky, who gave up US citizenship on marrying a Puerto Rican, is accused of being the ‘principal founder’ of Liberty Reserve. He and seven employees allegedly used the digital currency service which is based in Costa Rica to launder more than $6 billion (€4.36 billion) for criminal organisations. The authorities claim the case is the biggest international laundering operation to be tried by the United States. Budovsky was arrested in May last year when his flight from Morocco stopped over in Madrid. The national high court in Madrid has consented to his extradition on the grounds his alleged crimes took place in the US.

A FASTER than expected rebalancing of the Spanish economy has prompted Moody’s to upgrade the country’s government bond rating to Baa2 to Baa3. The credit rating agency has assigned Spain a positive outlook, and has concurrently upgraded Spain’s short-term rating to Prime-2 from Prime-3. Moody’s based its decision on the improving medium-term economic prospects, underpinned by a rebalancing of the economy away from real-estate investment towards exports. This, according to the agency, should provide for a more sustainable growth trajectory. The growth pattern of the Spanish economy in the third quarter of 2013 has become more balanced, Moody’s argues. Business investment has started to contribute positively and consumer confidence has been improving on the back of an earlier-than-expected stabilisation in the labour market. At the same time, both the corporate and household sectors continue to reduce

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EXPORTS: Rebalancing of economy leading to better ratings. their high debt burdens, Moody’s adds. Competitiveness gains have been substantial and will continue to underpin the export sector as wage growth will likely remain very moderate in the coming years, according to the rating agency. Exports also seem to be significantly more diversified than before the crisis, limiting the vulnerability to a growth slowdown in any one region. Improving economic prospects in turn

provide a greater level of confidence that Spain’s still elevated budget deficit can be gradually reduced in the coming years. The 2013 general government budget deficit target of 6.5 per cent of GDP (excluding bank restructuring cost of 0.5 per cent of GDP) is likely to have been reached, and Moody’s also considers this year’s target of a deficit of 5.8 per cent of GDP to be achievable. However, the credit rating agency

expects the public debt ratio will continue to increase for several more years given the persistent budget deficits and relatively moderate nominal GDP growth, before peaking at above 102 per cent of GDP in 2016. Moody’s also expects the unemployment rate to decline only slowly over the coming years, although the labour market reforms have probably lowered the rate of GDP growth necessary to achieve significant net employment creation. The positive outlook on the Baa2 rating reflects Moody’s expectations that improvements in the economy and the government’s fiscal position will continue over the forecast horizon. More specifically, Moody’s expects the economic recovery to gather speed in the course of 2014 with domestic demand, particularly business investment, contributing positively to growth. The rating agency also expects wage moderation to continue, deepening the important competitiveness gains achieved to date.


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The worth of a woman Loose change A look at finance for females

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T’S not just the economic crisis that is affecting the financial situation of women; discrimination between the wages of male and female workers is also contributing to the fact that girls bring home less money per month. According to a report from the European Commission, on average, women in the EU earn around 16 per cent less per hour than men. So picture this, a boy and girl baby are born with equal opportunities, but as current society would have it the educational and career

expectations for boys and girls are different. By the time they grow up, the boy will be earning on average 16.2 per cent more than the girl. Not really fair, is it? Looking specifically at Spain, it has been noted the wage gap between men and women is such

that a woman should have to work 84 days more per year to earn the same salary as a man. Other statistics show that while 2 million part-time female workers in Spain earned €719 per month in 2012, men doing the same job earned a monthly salary of

€804. Curiously, this gender pay gap throughout Europe exists even though women do better at school and university than men. On average, in 2011, 82 per cent of young women reached at least upper secondary school education in the EU, compared to 77 per cent of men. Women

also represent 60 per cent of university graduates in the EU. The implications of such discrimination can be detrimental to women. It means women earn less over their lifetimes; this results in lower pensions and a risk of poverty in old age. The reasons for such discrimination are numerous, and often the result of so-called ‘direct discrimination’ where women are treated less favourably than men. In sectors like health and social work, women make up 80 per cent of all workers and typically have lower wages than those dominated by men, such as banking. According to experts, gender equality is a key for achieving employment growth, competitiveness and economic recovery.

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Costly show STATE broadcaster TVE spends €3.68 million to produce a series of its afternoon show ‘Entre todos.’ €175,000 goes to presenter Toñi Moreno, which means she earns approximately €1,400 per 150-minute show.

Bonus back A MADRID court has sentenced the Interior Ministry to give a prison officer back a Christmas bonus which was cancelled in 2012 after the government passed anti-deficit measures.

Big save CUTBACKS have allowed the 17 Spanish regions to save an estimated €4.04 billion between 2011 and 2013, the Finance Ministry announced. This is 15.9 per cent more than predicted last year.

He sold us land that wasn’t his Q. Ten years ago we bought a piece of land and built a house on it. We paid You and the £40,000 but never registered the land. Law in Spain Now we have started to obtain a By David Searl proper title deed, the ‘escritura,’ but when we checked with the Town Hall, we discovered that the land was not owned by the man who sold it to us. Instead, it has been registered to a neighbour on the other side. This registered owner of ‘our land’ now wants us to pay him for it. We have asked the original ‘seller’ to return our payment to him, but he keeps putting us off, so we now intend to go to court against him. How long might this take and is there anything else we can do? KW (by email) A. Your legal claim to recover money from the fraudulent seller is likely to take two or three years at least. As to ‘anything else’ you can do, it is what you should have done before you bought the land. The most basic point is to have documentary evidence that your seller is the owner of the land. If the land was not

registered at the Property Registry, then the Town Hall ‘Urbanismo’ department will have some information. What does your purchase contract say? If your seller claimed to be the owner at the time, he may be open to charges of fraud as well as civil damages. Finally, my lawyers at Ubeda Retana

strongly suspect that the land has no ‘permiso de segregación’ which is a permit to subdivide country land into plots.

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

FINALIST CITY: Barcelona was highlighted for the use of new technologies.

Barcelona could be Europe’s leading innovative city A SPANISH city could be the winner of the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. Barcelona has become a finalist of the award together with Grenoble (France) and Groningen (Netherlands). The three finalists were selected from a shortlist of six contestants where the city of Malaga also competed. An independent panel of experts selected the cities on the basis of their main achievements and policies building the best ‘innovation ecosystem.’ The Catalan city was highlighted “for

introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens.” The winner of the €500,000 prize will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014, Europe’s premier innovation event in Brussels on March 10 and 11. The iCapital Award was launched to encourage cities to stimulate innovation and create a network of cities which can share their best ideas for the future. Cities are judged on the basis of initiatives they have already taken and ideas to enhance innovative capacity.


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Appalled at town hall’s home threat I WAS appalled to read the item (Costa del Sol, Issue 1493) about the expats facing the demolition of their Mijas home. This is just typical of how some of the elected bureaucrats run a cart and horse through established legal matters, considering only their selfish political urges, at the expense of expats who they obviously consider as second class citizens not worthy of the respect of their own laws. The O’Riellys have my total support in their planned legal action. From personal experience I know what stress a situation like this can cause; there appears to be no quick legal action possible in Spain, and even though they are clearly in the right and must win any action they and their lawyer take, this whole matter will remain a cloud over their lives unless the threat is withdrawn immediately. It would be great for Euro Weekly News to start a campaign against this evil and illegal action. I am sure you will have the support of not only many expats but also many Spanish nationals who not only make their living from the development of the Costa del Sol but are decent human beings who strongly resent the actions of a small number of their fellow citizens. Sandi Davidson (By e-mail)

Horrified I READ the article concerning the O’Riellys’ home with horror. How could these evil politicians ruin the life of a couple by threatening to destroy the home they have created from an old building, having made sure they complied with all the relevant Spanish laws and even bought the property from a judge! You state that “the town hall claims this was an empty plot with no house.” These people deserve to be instantly dismissed for their self-serving incompetence!

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She told me they’re not a charity and if they were to make it cheaper they would have “an influx of injured animals brought in to them.” I felt this was such a callous attitude as vets should be caring towards animals, not just those who have owners willing to pay. It means that a lot of stray animals are left to suffer and die simply because the people trained to help them seem to not want to unless there is money involved! Cassie Alcaide, Teulada (Alicante)

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One OAP eyes and chats up another, who was only interested in the price of bananas at Bioparc, Fuengirola. Ernie Barnes, Arroyo de la Miel They are giving the Costa del Sol and the whole of Spain a bad reputation which can only put off more expats from investing here. Don Leeser (By e-mail)

What a joke I AM not one to comment on articles in the paper, however, I feel compelled to write... is this article a joke? How in the world can the town hall make such a ridiculous accusation to say this is a house that was built four years ago and not accept any proof from the O’Riellys to say this was an old mill house (and yes it looks like one) built in 1964. If this goes ahead I will absolutely lose faith in the Spanish justice system. Danielle Evie, (By e-mail)

Gone mad I AM in shock. Has Mijas Town Hall gone mad? You can see by

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the photo this is an old house. And l cannot believe that the Ayuntamiento will not even accept the proof, this is terrible! Lisa Prout, (By e-mail)

Off-plan plea IN response to Kath Williams’ letter (Issue 1493), as she requested I wondered if she would take on board the topic of money owing to clients who paid for off-plan properties. Whilst I sympathise with the SOHA members, there are umpteen more whose life savings have been put into off-plan

properties and who now have to rent. Our solicitor has been less than useless but I have proof that we are owed €35,000. I would welcome a chat with anyone interested in this subject. Mayors and builders who have been found guilty and given prison sentences are still lording around having said they are bankrupt! Rita Vost, (By e-mail)

Bad attitude I FOUND a kitten lying by the side of the road which had been run over and left to die. I managed to pick up the stray kitten and take it to the vet. It was badly injured and sadly there was no choice but to put her to sleep. The bill they gave me, €162, I thought was extortionate considering that I had rescued it from a busy road and brought it to them for help. I went back to query the bill but the owner/manager refused to speak to me, so it was left up to the receptionist.

I FELT sad and angry reading Vicki McLeod’s column (Family Matters, Mallorca, Issue 1493). What happened to responsibility and participation? At 11 and 12, my sister and I were helping with chores around the house, including ironing, setting the table, preparing the vegetables, ‘making’ the fire (coal), and the beds, etc. In other words, our mother was preparing us to run a household. We could knit and sew and cared for our pet dogs and could do a little cooking. But this was the normal way of living. We would have been ashamed to have our clothes and things scattered all over the floor. We did not look upon this as tiresome, forced labour. It was a lesson and we had rewards. Our mother regularly took my sister and me on excursions for the day to the hills and woods of North Wales where we played games and had our picnic or sometimes we had afternoon tea in the garden of a beautiful hotel. We also went to the seaside and the fair, and when father was home (he was a merchant seaman) we would go as a family to the ‘pictures’ or the theatre. I know most young people have ‘everything’ these days and have a ‘faster’ lifestyle, but responsibility for one’s actions should never be ignored. Ena Amengual, Calvia (Mallorca) Editor’s note: Vicki wrote about the struggle to get her daughter to help around the house, and came up with a ‘points solution’ to reward children for help.

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The death of his older brother left J R Cash with a lifelong sense of guilt. Bible-reading Jack was always the boy tipped as a star, not J R. Even their hardmouthed father lamented the loss, saying cruelly that the Devil "took the wrong son". The result was a man who drifted through the airforce and failed in a succession of dreary jobs before he found his niche as country singer Johnny Cash. And his childhood gave him his stage persona, as the Man in Black. "You can't wear black," whined his first wife Vivian. "It looks like you're going to a funeral." "Maybe I am," growled Cash...

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Children need discipline H

e that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chastenth him betimes.” Proverbs 13:24. This is the bible extract thought to be the origin of the modern day ‘spare the rod and spoil the child.’ To me the original is a great deal more subtle than its latter definition. So many parents these days couldn’t care less or simply have better things to do than to discipline their offspring. We see the results of this selfish complacency all around us. Spoiled brats who have had everything lavished on them simply to keep them as quiet and ‘unseen’ as possible. These are the types who, in their early ‘tattooed’ teens, fall out of expensive clubs in the early hours - pour scorn on those less fortunate and make a mockery of the ‘Brit Awards.’ At the other end of the scale the unchastised victims of these self-serving parents can be seen roaming the streets terrorizing neighbour-

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT

OTHERS THINK IT

DISCIPLINE: It is your duty as a parent to instil. hoods and looting shops. All of these youngsters have one thing in common; they are basically unloved, by uncaring parents, who simply can’t be bothered. Children need discipline. They cry out for guidance and boundaries in the bewildering, frightening, almost unfathomable circumstances most of them have manifested in. To not give them what they crave is tantamount to child abuse in its worse possible form. If you truly love your children, then it is your absolute duty as a parent to instil discipline. If this means a slap on the bum or the back of the legs then, providing it is a last resort, then I am all for it. What you are actually showing them is that you

happen to care. I don’t mean, I hasten to add, severe beatings delivered in anger with the sole purpose of causing pain. This type of violence only leads to more aggression and even less respect. I’m talking about the odd proverbial clip around the ear of the type delivered by the

bobby on the beat, when he packed an erring youngster off back home (good ol’ days or what!). I have had six children, all of whom got a clip when I felt it was deserved. None of them have chastised me for it in later years. The eldest four have all turned out to be confident and respectable adults and I have no reason, God willing, to expect any less from my two 13-year-olds. The fact they are truly loved is the most important requirement of a child. Give ‘em a clip, then, when the time is right, give ‘em a big hug and a kiss. Keep the faith. Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com.

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LEAPY LETTERS

An issue of colour NOBODY is surprised that Leapy Lee has so few black friends, that’s commensurate with being a racist and a bigot. His weekly rambles regularly feature a racist undertone, although he has a platform and an opportunity to voice positive comments to a wide audience, he instead insists on bitter and vulgar generalisations based on racial and cultural differences. Colour is only skin deep, beneath we are all the same bearing only whatever differences that define us as individuals. Try to befriend some black people or even Muslims, you may be surprised to learn that there really isn’t that much difference between us at all. Michael Burton


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New Year’s Eve (Film, 2011)

• Ashton Kutcher • Lea Michele • Sarah Jessica Parker • Jessica Biel • Halle Berry • Zac Efron

It's 31 December and a group of New Yorkers are set for a New Year's Eve to remember. After a particularly bad day, secretary Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and persuades hunky young delivery guy Paul (Zac Efron) to help her fulfil a list of life goals before the clock strikes midnight. Paul's friend Randy (Ashton Kutcher), meanwhile, hates New Year's Eve, but after getting stuck in a lift with cute songstress Elise (Lea Michele), he might just change his mind. Teenager Hailey (Abigail Breslin) is desperate to persuade her uptight mum (Sarah Jessica Parker) to let her spend the occasion with her boyfriend, but will she and a host of other Big Apple residents get the New Year's Eve they desire?

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BBC3/ 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Ja'mie: Private School Girl 11:30pm Bad Education 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:10am Ja'mie: Private School Girl 2:35am Pramface 3:05am Hair 4:05am Great Movie Mistakes V: Revenge of the Fifth 4:30am Pramface

Total Wipeout (Game Show) BBC 3 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Game show in which crashes, smashes and hilarious mud splashes are on the cards as twenty contestants take on one of television's largest and most extreme obstacle courses.

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9:00pm Bombay Railways, Pressures 10:00pm Dancing in the Blitz: How WW2 Made British Ballet 11:00pm Great Barrier Reef 12:00am Parks and Recreation

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RTUR MAS stepped up his courtship of Cataluña’s moneymen. Formerly he had asked only that the region’s formidable business sector did not place obstacles in the region’s path to independence. Now he has urged them to wade in but that path suddenly looks more likely to be pitted with ruts, dips and a sinkhole or two. “Not a chance,” hinted both Joan Rosell and Joaquim Gay de Montella, respective presidents of Spain’s business confederation, the CEOE, and Cataluña’s Fomento del Trabajo association. “We want tranquillity. We want political stability,” Rosell said a couple of days later. Presumably he sees neither as compatible with independence. Emotionally most Catalans would like to be shot of Spain, but are beginning to perceive that economically it might not work. They suspect that slamming the door shut on

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

Madrid and Brussels would let in icy draughts of isolation along with independence.

A bicycle made for two THE PSOE primaries are still far ahead but candidates are already jockeying for position. Carme Chacon, former Defence minister and currently lecturing at a US university, is one. Eduardo Madina, the spokesman for the parliamentary PSOE party is another. Both are frontrunners and each has asked the other to be their Number Two. Each has politely and firmly turned

down the other. Unless a dark horse emerges, one of them could be the PSOE presidential candidate for the 2015 general election. Chaco is small and a feisty dresser; Madina is tall and on the right side of good-looking. Ideology apart, both will be easier on the eye than Alfredo Rubalcaba.

Gender bender THE new abortion law has two huge drawbacks. It was planned and written by a man and it was planned and written by a man who is also minister of Justice. Abortion is about health and sociall ARTUR MAS: Courting Cataluña money. issues, not crime.

OPINION & COMMENT

Sharing the kitchen DOLORES DE COSPEDAL, the PP secretary general, suffered a setback read by observers as humiliation. Her choice of Jose Luis Sanz as Andalucia’s presidential candidate was pipped by Juan Manuel Moreno, the preference of vicepresident Soraya de Saenz de Santamaria. Neither highflyer is fond of the other - it’s never a good idea to have two women in the same kitchen - and observers see this as bad news for Cospedal. It should be remembered that she failed to carry the can back for Mariano Rajoy when questioned by the judge investigating the Gurtel and Barcenas corruption cases. She had no knowledge of the arrangement whereby sacked party treasurer Luis Barcenas continued to be paid, De Cospedal declared. That decision rested with Mariano Rajoy and PP vice-secretary Javier Arenas, she said. Mariano Rajoy sets loyalty very high and rewards it well. Hardly surprising, then, that Juan Manuel Moreno, close to Arenas and Saenz de Santamaria, is the PP’s candidate for the Andalucia presidency.


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ELCOME to Sally Trotman your forecast Based in Mallorca, Sally for March Trotman is a qualified Counsellor who works with 2014. Each month I Astrology, Numerology and the Tarot. Each month she write about how you will deliver the forecast as can make the most of an intuitive tool to aid increased self awareness. the month ahead, www.sallytrotman.com using astrology, numerology and the tarot as a unique tool to help you confidently create the life you desire and deserve. March forward this Spring: March begins with the new moon in Pisces. This creative sign is encouraging you to follow your intuition and listen to your dreams. This watery sign will help you to become more in touch with your emotional needs, and you may find old memories surfacing so that you can release the past once and for all. The moon becomes full on March 16 and is ruled by the practical sign of THREE: This sensitive number can help you to honour your truth. Virgo. The influence of this earthy sign will help you to become clear about what is sensitive number is helping you to honour perfectly. It may at times seem like a long important to you in your working life. The your truth. From your inspired ideas, plans and winding path to creating everything second new moon of the month, ruled by are formed. When these plans are put into you desire, but with patience and Aries, will give you the energy to set your action dreams become reality. Be patient persistence, you will soon begin to see the ideas in motion. By the end of March, you with this process. First become clear about fruits of your labour. will feel clearer and more confident about what you want, and then to bring your Impress with the Empress: The Empress what you want to create in 2014. ideas to fruition by taking inspired in the Tarot deck is the archetypal mother Free yourself with three : As March is the action. After you have set the wheels in figure. This powerful female is helping you third month of the year, this creative, motion, trust that everything is working out to nurture yourself physically, mentally,

emotionally and spiritually this month. Eat well, rest, and exercise more often. When you look after your physical body you will have more energy to do the things that are important to you. Take time to listen to how you really feel and confide in someone you trust. Chose your thoughts wisely, focusing on what you have and what you would like more of in your life. Attend to your spirituality by meditating each day or simply spending time in nature relaxing your mind. By giving yourself this time and space you will feel more balanced. At the Spring Equinox on March 21, day and night become equal. With Spring fast approaching, consider the new seeds you wish to sow this year. If you are unsure, ask yourself this question; if you could be granted one miracle what would it be? This will give you great insight into what is truly important for you at this time in your life. Would you like to receive a more personalised astrological forecast? Discover how the numbers in your date of birth, and placement of the planets at your time of birth, influence your relationships, career, health and home life. I hold one hour sessions in Palma, Mallorca or via skype. Please visit my website for more information www.sallytrotman.com or call to book your appointment time on 674 405 464.


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When were your best memories? Recent research by a US university says that most retired people think they have had the best memories of their life by the time they are 25.

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OBERT BROWNLEE is a retiree living in Oria (Almeria). Like all of us would probably say, the 66-year-old Robert said: “There have been good bits and bad bits throughout my life.” Yet he added that life toward the end of his 30s was much better than before 25. He stated, “Around 38-years-old I began 25 years of real happiness. The best memory was meeting my second wife at 38. For me, life began nearer to 40 than 25.” Dave Palmer-Richardson, aged 48, is the owner of Oasis Bar in Benijofar (Alicante). He said you don’t necessarily have the best memories before the age of 25, but he feels as you get

We wanted to ask you: Are they right? Does life end at 25 or begin at 40? What is the best memory you have had?

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older you reminisce more: “I think psychologically as you get older, you look back more and with fonder memories. It can make them seem better than what they were.” Like Robert, Dave said that meeting his wife was the turning point in his happiness: “My life began when I met my wife Emma and I’ve never looked back since. You have got to live in the moment.” Helen Rainier, aged 56, works at a travel agency in Puerto de la Torre (Malaga). She said that while she certainly has fond memories of her younger years, she doesn’t agree with the survey. “I had so much more wisdom and life experience at 40 that allowed me more perspective on life. This perspective has given me better moments overall after 40 than before 25.” Care worker Lyn Blake, on holiday in Torrevieja (Alicante) from Sunderland,

UK, said she disagrees with the survey. She said that she had better memories after having reached 25. Now in her 50’s, Lyn said: “My best moments were having my children and I didn’t have my first until I was 31. So whilst I had some great times in my 20’s, I certainly don’t think they will be the best in my lifetime.” Another retiree, Brian Crook, aged 75 lives in Rambla de Oria (Almeria). Brian shared with us that “my best memory was moving to Spain when I retired at the age of 50. I have moved around a bit since then. When I was 25 life was miserable, really.” Moving to Spain has been a big ‘happiness factor’ for Brian: “My enjoyment really started in Spain. I have been in Spain 26 years and love the sun.”

(From left) BRIAN CROOK: Best memory was moving to Spain at age 50. DAVE PALMER-RICHARDSON: Create more memories by living for today. ROBERT BROWNLEE: Life begins closer to 40 than 25.


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Recognising signs of stress in the elderly LIVING in Spain is often a joyous experience, but it can also be highly stressful. Senior citizens are often seen relaxing, enjoying their retirement in the sun and many people do not imagine pensioners getting stressed; they have retired, raised their children and paid off their mortgages, but stress is not age specific and many elderly people also suffer. Facing losing a spouse or friends and living in isolation in a foreign country can particularly lead to tension and worry. There are some common ways to detect if a friend, loved one or neighbour’s stress is cause for concern: Look for changes in eating habits, such as over-eating or loss of appetite. Mood swings due to stress may present in increased irritability, general sadness or depression. Memory issues may arise with the person becoming more forgetful or losing concentration. Physical signs of stress can include body aches and pains or increased episodes of illness and changes in sleeping patterns. Knowing and recognising the signs can help people to take action and alleviate the stress factors. Try joining a new club, take up gentle exercise or visit one of the many local charities that offer support and a listening ear. Reducing stress can help give a greater sense of well-being.


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ASILY accessed off the CV-920 between Rojales and Benijofar, the Benimar commercial centre is a delightful find, day or night. It has a strong community feel and a wealth of businesses:

Let’s Eat Established for nearly nine years, the restaurant has won a local award for

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‘best international European restaurant’ with it’s mix of classic, French and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is open daily from 6.30pm with the evening three-course set menu a popular choice. For €14.95 there is a tempting choice of five starters and five mains plus homemade desserts for those with a sweet tooth.

TJ’s For a decade, TJ’s owner John Richardson has been serving quality food. Open for breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with lunch time snack and meals available before a more a la carte menu comes into force in the evening with two, three-course menu de la noche’s available costing €12.95 or €15.95. Booking is advisable for Sunday lunch and private functions can be catered for.

The Card Place Largely the heart of the community, the friendly staff in The Card Place offer help and advice on a whole host of topics. As well as picking up your daily newspaper, they do everything from greetings cards, to stationery, books, gifts, helium balloons, fresh flowers and confectionery. They also have a Royal Mail service, internet and a fax service. The Card Place is open seven days a week so there is no excuse to forget a birthday again!

Route 66 Celebrating it’s first anniversary next month, Route 66 is a true, allAmerican diner. The walls are adorned with photos from the good old US of A and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and there is even a jukebox in the corner. The menu is classic American food, with American style breakfasts, complete with eggs sunny side up, hot dogs from €4.75 and burgers from €6.50. For the more hearty appetite there are steaks from the grill as well as a kids menu.

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Aneto A traditional Spanish Cervecería, this delightful eatery specialises in tapas and paella. Everything is freshly cooked using the best ingredients and the proof is in the pudding as some customers commented: “We have been here three or four times and it is all very good.” Prices are very reasonable with tapas such as a spicy chorizo at €2.50, paellas from €7 and main meals from €7.50. Aneto’s is open from 10am10pm, Monday to Saturday.

Cambalache From the elegant inside dining, to the comfy outside terrace, Cambalache is a great place to meet friends or enjoy a quiet meal for two. Specialising in Argentinian food, Cambalache also

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Aneto’s

Cambalache does pizzas and pastas, but if you want lighter snacks or just drinks, there are plenty of special offers with egg, chips and a drink for just €3, English breakfast for €5.50 and a pint for €2 and a glass of wine for €1. Cambalache currently closes on Wednesdays.


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You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.’

in history

Paulo Coelho (1947 - ) Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

1475: Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti is born in the village of Caprese, in the Italian region of Tuscany. 1692: The Salem (US) witch hunt begin after an Indian slave from Barbados admitted to practising witchcraft. 1807: The US Congress passes an act to abolish the slave trade. 1899: German pharmaceutical company Bayer patents the Aspirin name. 1902: The Madrid Football Club, later known as Real Madrid, is founded. 1953: Cambridge University scientists James D Watson and Frances HC Crick discover the double-helix structure of DNA. 1954: The US test a 15megaton hydrogen bomb in the archipelago of Bikini. 1964: The Italian government accepts proposals to prevent the Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapsing. 1966: John Lennon tells the London Evening Standard that The Beatles are “more popular than Jesus.” 1969: The supersonic airliner Concorde makes its maiden flight. 1975: Silent film actor Charles Chaplin is knighted in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 1980: Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive wins the first, and only, Grammy prize awarded in the Best Disco Recording category. 1986: The Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, is assassinated in central Stockholm. 1987: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a treaty to eliminate U.S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles from Europe.

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I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ Maya Angelou (1928 - ) American author and poet.

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Seasoned astronaut Matt Kowalsky is on his final mission in space, while medical engineer Dr Ryan Stone is making her first outing on the Space Shuttle. While they are engaged in extra-vehicular activity, debris collides into the shuttle, damaging it irreparably. Kowalsky and Stone now find themselves drifting in space with low oxygen supplies and cut off from all communication on Earth, forced to work together in their attempt to survive and make it back to solid ground. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Runtime 91 minutes. Rated 12.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) With a mind as sharp as a needle, you spin through the week, weaving your own charming spell. A bit of extra confidence works wonders for your mood. Something that you read sets you thinking about doing some writing or creating something artistic, perhaps even a musical. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Although energy is not high, there is the need to have some kind of challenge. With the brain active, it is an ideal time to plot and plan your next moves. Maybe something that has been delayed might now be advanced. You find it hard to choose between opportunities. The road ahead is open. Keeping things simple is best. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) The imagination stirs and the heart races at a suggestion this week. Your strong intuition tells you it is the right thing to do. You are a constant friend, but such an adventure may mean an absence from someone close. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Reading the small print or being sure what is offered in a personal encounter is most important this week. Leave nothing to chance or you could be out of pocket. When discussing the future with someone close, you are expected to take the lead.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) A suggestion made by you recently did not seem to be taken seriously. This week, however, negotiations could be opened. Circumstances change and it may seem someone gave up too early. Bide your time and even hold your tongue when someone in a strong position spouts rubbish.

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March 3: Julie Bowen, 44. American actress. She plays the role of Claire Dunphy on comedy series Modern Family, for which she has won two Emmy awards. RICHARD BURDETT ON

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VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Being over-generous with cash midweek could see you making a poor move. Perhaps someone needs to be more hardworking or perhaps less of a spendthrift. Propping up a bad habit would be doing them no favours. There are doubts in your mind about a family holiday.

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February 27: Peter Andre, 41. The Australian raised English singer and TV personality. He starred in a reality TV show with his wife Katie Price AKA Jordan.

March 1: Justin Bieber, 20. Canadian pop singer, actor and songwriter. He recorded his first album in 2008 after musical producer Scooter Braun saw one of his videos on YouTube by accident.

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1 Export, 2 Reason, 3 Taller, 4 Wooden, 5 Estate, 6 Deadly, 7 Stared, 8 Elders, 9 Steeds, 10 Assure, 11 Treats, 12 Reared, 13 Rigour, 14 Seeing, 15 Sarong, 16 Slithy, 17 Uppers, 18 Dangle, 19 Nougat

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

February 28: Tasha Smith, 43. American actress who has appeared in more than 15 films. She currently stars in the series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) After a relaxed weekend, it might prove difficult to take up the reins of work again. However, midweek sees you trotting along happily and minding your own business when someone stops you in your tracks. When a challenge is issued, your natural stubbornness comes to the fore.

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Time is precious this week because you are in demand. A chance lost in the past presents itself again but wonʼt be too easy. Holding back just a little makes you more desirable. A want to travel could be cramped by financial considerations. If making extra money is too difficult, consider sharing something of value with someone else.

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Josema Yuste. Born March 2, 1954. Josema Yuste is a Spanish actor, comedian and TV presenter. He was one of the members of Martes y 13. The comedy duo made their debut in the late 70s, and presented the New Yearʼs Eve special shows in the Spanish TV from 1984 to 1997. He provided the voice of the genie in the Spanish version of Disneyʼs Aladdin.

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WELSH RARE BITS OF INFORMATION Saturday, March 1, is the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales, so this week’s quiz is all about that Principality 1. Abertawe is the Welsh name for which city? 2. At an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, which is the highest mountain in Wales and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland? 3. Born in Tredegar on March 28, 1942, who was the vice-president of the European Commission under Romano Prodi from 1999 to 2004? 4. Four Welsh sports stars have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award: Dai Rees (1957), David Broome (1960) and Ryan Giggs (2009) were three, which boxer, in 2007, was the fourth? 5. If you arranged the names of the cities in Wales, which would come first? 6. Jones the Steam, Evans the Song and Dai Station were all friends of which children’s television character, who lived in the ‘top left-hand corner of Wales’? 7. Which castle was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) in 1969? 8. Which city in Pembrokeshire is Britain’s smallest city in terms of both size and population? 9. Which town in South Wales is home to the Royal Mint? 10. Which Welsh-born poet and writer’s works include the ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood?

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

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March 4: Chaz Bono, 45. Born Chastity Bono, he’s the only child American entertainers Cher and Sonny Bono had together. He’s a LGTB rights activist. March 5: Matt Lucas, 40. English comedian, actor, screenwriter and singer. He is one of the creators of the comedy sketch show Little Britain.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Confidence in a close relationship should be maintained. Possibly someone who envies your position would like to see discord. A matter of spiritual or religious faith is questioned, but the answer comes more clearly and sharply than you would have thought. In discussions with yourself (sometimes the best kind) answers come easily.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) An investment made recently is built upon and brings peace of mind. Finances do need consideration but more in the long than the short-term. Much is happening in the background that does not require your attention but, all the same, be aware. Life may be like a game of chess, but this week if you turn your back an opponent may cheat.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) An emotional cut-off from the past is not as bad as anticipated. Indeed, it confirms in your mind who you are and what your place in the world is. Inherited traits knit easily with your present life and bring contentment. All that you want to change at the moment are certain things round you that have been outgrown.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You realise this week how liberating it is to share your thoughts and feelings with someone close. It is not always easy to do this, until you realise everyone has them. Some hopes and dreams are more attainable than others, of course, and someone has to find out which are which. Avoid being too critical of someone young and inexperienced.

Average: 30 Good: 39 Very good: 57 Excellent: 70

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION aced, acid, acne, alec, call, cane, cant, cedi, ceil, cell, cent, cite, clad, clan, dace, dice, iced, lace, laic, lice, nice, talc, acted, actin, antic, cadet, caned, canid, cited, clean, cleat, dance, decal, dicta, edict, enact, laced, lance, lilac, linac, nicad, telic, cadent, called, candle, canted, cantle, client, decant, delict, enatic, lanced, lancet, lectin, lentic, cedilla, citadel, deltaic, dialect, CANDLELIT

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

MEAT MELT MALT SALT SALE SAFE

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1. SWANSEA, 2. SNOWDON, 3. NEIL KINNOCK, 4. JOE CALZAGHE, 5. BANGOR, 6. IVOR THE ENGINE, 7. CAERNARVON, 8. ST DAVIDS, 9. LLANTRISANT, 10. DYLAN THOMAS

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

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Unscramble the name of a famous English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, director and activist: SPY THE FERN Unscramble the name of a famous European landmark: FOR ELITE FEW

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6 I love messy, oily one (5) 7 Unusual respect for staff (7) 8 Exaggerate past deeds only for starters (6) 13 A little male, cold, enveloped in hate (7) 14 Hits yob protected by Civil Service

(6) 16 Prison communist is moved (7) 17 Possibly means a sailor (6) 19 Factory flower (5) 20 Singer producing sick note before start of recital (5) 21 Filled up, sad about Lawrence (5)

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 16 represents V and 26 represents Z, so fill in V every time the figure 16 appears and Z every time the figure 26 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 Radioactive element (7) 9 Not fancy (5) 10 Lyric poem (3) 11 Finish (9) 12 Command (5) 14 Unfriendly (7) 16 Provide with nourishment (7) 18 Inexpensive (5) 19 Mouth organ (9) 20 Firearm (3) 21 Severe in manner (5) 22 Raise up (7)

Down 1 Causing laughter (8) 2 Mentally healthy (4) 3 Roadside rubbish (6) 4 Mars (6) 5 Promised land (8) 6 On one occasion (4) 8 Goods to be bought and sold (11) 13 Circumspect (8) 15 Stretched out (8) 17 In the area or vicinity (6) 18 Place of worship (6) 19 Fall silent (4) 20 Seize suddenly (4)

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

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Answers: No two ways about it, Income tax

Down 1 Early film presenting very religious group (5) 2 Neglected the outline (3-4) 3 Choose from a select few (5) 4 A nice evening view sent us wild? (6)

Funagram

FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: STEPHEN FRY, EIFFEL TOWER

Across 1 Contrary rate of payment for a poet? (8) 5 Many coming back from Bristol finally (4) 9 New head learnt about early light (7) 10 Victor and Oscar go to India with the French material (5) 11 Member of the Salmon family seen in adult routine (5) 12 Receiver heading for oneʼs home, itʼs serious! (7) 13 A firm is after my French principality (6) 15 After a short time Sueʼs ordered dessert (6) 18 Disapprove strongly of absurd old peer (7) 20 Follows A-list characters (5) 22 Court service admitted workmanship (5) 23 Train me to build a tower (7) 24 Frenchman took food to a companion (4) 25 Iʼd turned round and trespassed (8)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Scant, 4 Ocular, 9 Oxidise, 10 Lloyd, 11 Emus, 12 Passion, 13 NCO, 14 Beta, 16 Argo, 18 Row, 20 Nacelle, 21 Kite, 24 Okapi, 25 Ukulele, 26 Esther, 27 Moses. Down: 1 Shower, 2 Adieu, 3 Trip, 5 Coleslaw, 6 Looting, 7 Rodent, 8 Tempo, 13 Nail file, 15 Enchant, 17 Income, 18 Rebus, 19 Recess, 22 Ideas, 23 Guam. QUICK Across: 1 Chamois, 4 Sewer, 7 Illustrious, 8 Butterfingers, 11 Bigger, 12 Osiris, 14 German measles, 9 Canada goose, 20 Sorry, 21 Correct.

Across 7 To speak (6) 8 To cry (weep) (6) 9 Cara (rostro) (4) 10 Cowards (8) 11 Peluquero (11) 14 Eight hundred (11) 18 Albaricoques (8) 19 Equipo (4) 20 Escarabajo (insecto) (6) 21 Diary (journal) (6) Down 1 Cod (7) 2 Pegamento (4)

3 To grow (plant, hair, person, animal) (6) 4 Balloons (6) 5 Catorce (8) 6 Panadero (5) 12 Recibos (de haber pagado) (8) 13 Timetable (for trains, buses) (7) 15 To put up (resistance) (6) 16 Dentro de (6) 17 Velocidad (5) 19 Bandeja (para servir, en nevera) (4)

Down: 1 Climb, 2 Allot, 3 Obscene, 4 Swoon, 5 Waste, 6 Races, 9 Unite, 10 Raise, 13 Swagger, 14 Guess, 15 Recur, 16 Annoy, 17 Loose, 18 Sleet. ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Later, 4 Coche, 7 Eye, 8 Songs, 9 Nurse, 10 Eat, 11 Nadar, 12 Unity, 13 Ver, 14 Gordo, 15 Ileso, 16 Ice, 17 Toser, 18 Story. Down: 1 Last night, 2 Tenedores, 3 Reservoir, 4 Centuries, 5 Carnicero, 6 Everybody.


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spreads, each hoping to be contacted by departed loved ones. The story centres on Sully Harding, ardent denier of the afterlife, whose own young son gets caught up in the drama. Sully is transformed as proof of an afterlife begins to surface. In his usual style, #1 New York Times best-selling author Mitch Albom strikes a deep chord in readers. As readers

contemplate, “what if the end is not the end?” they enjoy a pageturning mystery as they also meditate on the power of human connection.

customer support through email or a live chat service through the company website where the customer clicks a link and is able to chat with a live customer service representative. Businesses are increasingly hiring home-based workers for customer service with the help of companies like Talk2Rep.com. 5. University teaching Large numbers of online classes mean opportunities to work remotely as a university professor by TU TORS NEEDED: Many chi ldren need using a portal designed to rem ote tutors. communicate with students, post need assignments and an advanced degree and expertise in the host classroom field. With good written and interpersonal chats. You’ll skills and computer experience, you may be well-suited for remote teaching.

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6. Selling on eBay, Amazon It’s simple: You have things you don’t want that other people need. By creating a

8. Financial Services Financial services like accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and payroll processing can be done remotely with specialised software. Create a website for advertising and for clients to communicate with you through the site, or correspond with clients via email. Make sure you have the appropriate licences; ‘online’ doesn’t mean non-professional. 9. Blogging People with special passions and something to say about them can generate income through blogging. After starting a blog, many writers sign up for advertising services. The more your readers click the ads, the more money is made through the ad service. 10. Selling Hand-made Goods In contrast to eBay where you sell what you don’t need, you can also use the web to sell original hand-made creations. Hand-made items go far beyond knitting, quilting and painting; you can do woodworking, glasswork or anything else you can make at home. Websites like Etsy.com and ArtFire.com match artists who create things by hand with customers who appreciate and want to purchase their handmade items.

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.

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Broken pencils are pointless. A child tells his mother: - Mum, look! A pigeon!!! Do you have any bread? - Eat it without bread! A client comes to a bank: - My cheque was returned with a remark: "Insufficient funds". I'd like to know whether it refers to my account or the bank's?

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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 slab, slabs, arts, ablate, ablates, abate, abates, abase, abases, false, falsest, flab, flat, flats, labs, bars, bras, blast, blasts, bats, bate, bates, bass, basset, bast, baste, bastes, base, bases, basest, late, lass, last, lasts, fest, festal, fests, fess, feta, fetal, fete, fetes, stab, steal, sets, self, tassel, teal, teas, tease, teases, teasel, teasels, albs, asset, astral, lest, less, lets, etas, stabs, sabra, sabras, salt, salts, sate, sates, seal, seat, seats, eats, east, ease, eases, easel, easels


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UNJABI PALACE is celebrating the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Los Montesinos restaurant and invite customers old and new to join them in marking the occasion. On March 15 the fun and festivities begin with diners able to enjoy any starter, any main course with rice or naan bread, coffee, tea, mango cream or mixed ice cream, plus free unlimited draught beer, soft drinks or house wine until 11pm, all for €30 for adults and €10 for children.

The talented chefs use spices from all different regions of India.

The night includes live entertainment and Bangra dancers. Bookings are already being taken and if the Diwali celebrations last year are anything to go by, it will soon be a full house as Punjabi Palace know how to host a celebration. With six years under their belt, the restaurant has become more popular and reputed each year.

They went on to open a second restaurant in La Murada and have won a number of accolades in local cuisine awards including best Indian restaurant in 2011; best front of house in 2012; and best set meal 2013. The talented chefs use spices from all different regions of India and cook food to suit all tastes from very hot to mild. There are the usual bhunas and baltis, tandooris and tikkas, but also different dishes to tempt your taste buds including lamb khumbwala

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BHANGRA: Dancers will entertain customers during the 6th anniversary celebrations. CELEBRATIONS: Customers will be wined and dined at Punjabi Palace, Los Montesinos. and prawn karahi. But if the wide menu choice is a little daunting, the friendly, award winning front of house staff are always on hand to advise and recommend dishes and prepare them to your taste and preference. To experience unrivalled

Indian cuisine and service second to none, visit Punjabi Palace in Calle Mayor, open seven days a week, or call 966 720 383 to book. The La Murada restaurant can be found in Avda. Marques de Lacy, 46, call 966 779 169. Both offer a takeaway service.

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AST week we considered some features you might develop during the remainder of the winter and in early spring to make your garden more attractive, interesting and productive. This month we discuss how to add value and at the same time making your garden more sensuous by actively stimulating the senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and being at ease. We look at each of the senses in turn. SIGHT - This includes having internal vistas that prompt one to take a second breath and stop and take in the vision in front of you for longer than a few seconds. The magic is often achieved by the creative mixing of plants in terms of the colours of their bark, leaves, flowers and fruit. In both the first and second edition of our book ‘Your garden in Spain’ there is an important chapter titled ‘Painting with plants.’ This introduces seven basic approaches to colour

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combination namely aimed at flower beds and vistas that are based on using common, compatible, complementary, clashing, calming, cold or caliente (hot) colour mixes. Carefully designed garden lighting can also create very dramatic touches once the sun has gone down. A pond with the constant movement of fish, watering birds, hopping frogs and flying dragon flies can also add a very special magic touch. SMELL - Starting with

ENERGISED: Exercise stimulates the body and soul. perfumed jasmine at the gate and strategically placed perfumed shrubs such as lady of the night and roses, aromatic herbs like rosemary and lavender,

perfumed perennials such as San Diego and lemon scented geranium in mixed beds or dedicated clumps and carefully located citrus trees where both the

blossom smell of ripening enjoyed. TASTE

and background the leaves and fruit can be - The careful

location of edible herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables along main routes through the garden to enable one to take a snack, indeed graze, as one strolls around the garden. TOUCH - Using a combination of plants with different leaf and bark textures that give varying messages when touched. HEARING – The natural music of fountains and waterfalls, the buzzing of bees and croaking of frogs, and the chirping of a variety of birds can add magic to gardens. ENERGISED - The stimulation of body and soul as a result of wandering around, exercising, resting or dining in the garden breathing the sensuous air after a stressful day. Herb oils in the air are rather healthier than car fumes on the way to the supermarket or human exhausts in a busy gym. RELAXED - The use of aromatic herbs around the garden can create a continuous aromatherapeutic effect that can be enhanced by carefully selected piped music. FEELING AT EASE Making one feel at ease with the world - pleased that one has settled in Spain - by paying particular attention to the comfort of bench seats, chairs, hammocks and sun beds where one can rest and enjoy one’s dreams and a timely sun downer within a secure environment created by high hedges, gates, fences and security systems. There is obviously much that can be done so do look at your garden this month with both a critical and creative eye and plan to improve it for the coming spring and summer to enable your dream of a Spanish garden of Eden to become a reality at last. The evolution of my garden is described in the book ‘ Living well from our garden - Mediteranean Style.’ It is only available from Amazon Books.

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SCANDINAVIANS have overtaken the British as the main buyers of traditional stone houses in rural Galicia. Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish buyers are acquiring abandoned houses in small villages to restore them, always respecting the local architecture. They look in Galicia for milder weather than in their countries of origin, along with a peace and quietness which is rarely found on southern Spain’s costas German and Dutch buyers are also reported to be buying properties in Spain’s Celtic region. They are taking over a market that until recently mainly attracted British people. But the number of British clients has decreased, supposedly due to the financial crisis. The overall number of potential buyers has nevertheless decreased

STONE HOUSE: Scandinavian buyers are showing a great interest. to levels registered in 2007. Numbers are so low some estate agents claim they only receive one client per week. The average stone house buyer is described as a person with

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Spanish buyers behind London property boom

SAFE HAVEN: Spanish investors turning to cities such as London.

AS foreign investors are starting to flood into the Spanish market, it is Spanish money that has helped fuel London’s property boom. Spanish investors see London property as a ‘safe haven’ for their money, research from Said Business School at the University of Oxford proves. Professor Tarun Ramadorai

and Dr Cristian Badarinza found a direct correlation between economic and political risks in Spain and house price changes in particular areas of the British capital. The researchers found that recent economic difficulties have left those with capital to invest avoiding the risks of the economy at home and

Non-payment of community fees rising NON-PAYMENTS of residents’ community fees stood at 19 per cent in 2013, the Association for the Promotion of Rental and Access to Property (Arrenta) revealed. The debt resulting from this situation went up to €1.9 billion, double the figure of four years ago.

Non-payment in Andalucia was 19.4 per cent, topping the rank of Spanish regions in this matter in 2013. Andalucia was followed by Cataluña (16.5 per cent), Madrid (14.7 per cent), Valencia (10.6 per cent), Castilla Leon (4.9 per cent) and Galicia (4.9 per cent).

This situation will presumably continue in the following years, according to Arrenta. Non-payments have a negative effect in the proper functioning and preservation of a community, and therefore in the value of properties, the association pointed out.

turning to high-profile foreign cities like London as a ‘safe haven’. This goes a long way towards explaining why London house prices have continued to rise at a disproportionate rate compared with those in the rest of the UK and sheds light on the well-known fact that capital appears to flow ‘uphill’ from relatively poor to relatively rich countries. Ironically, Spain topped a poll by Rightmove Overseas of places British buyers want a holiday home. The Mediterranean country’s weather and relaxing lifestyle still attracts buyers despite the problem suffered by some owners buying ‘illegal’ property and the financial crisis.


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Trust in property market returning SPAIN has gone from being the black sheep in the property sector to become a ‘star market,’ a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) says. The study goes on to say that shortly after Sareb started operating last summer, investors started arriving to Madrid and Barcelona. Sareb is the company responsible for managing assets transferred by the four nationalizsed Spanish financial institutions. The report says the GOING UP: Investors are regaining confidence in the Spainsh market.

transformation of the Spanish market will be apparent in autumn, and claims this will be the tendency in 2014. One of the fund managers consulted for the report claims traditional investors will eventually come back to Spain, and will rival opportunistic investors. Among the 600 experts consulted there are also those who do not trust that much in the Spanish market.

PwC reminds in this sense that, even though investment during the three first quarters of 2013 soared by 198 per cent, it departed from a base of €2.4 billion, which is considered low.


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TORREVIEJA’S Parque de las Nations free entry Russian Day Gala proved such a success it is to be repeated on Sunday March 2 at midday. Organised by the Slavic Union the colourful occasion hosted a record crowd enjoying dances and cultural performances. The youngsters delighted everyone but the clapometer went off the board when Galina Kuprivantseva, born in Kyrgyztan to a Red Army officer, danced the kalinka.

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SEEMINGLY every week in the UK a child or baby is killed by the family pet. We have to ask why? I always advise that as soon as you are aware there will be a new baby in the house, begin to prepare your family dog. Do not leave it until the new baby arrives. It is important that your dog associates the new baby with as few disruptions as possible. It is essential to ensure that your dog has a basic understanding of good behaviour. The dog should be able to lie quietly

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GUILAS’ carnival in ‘Musla’ is the spirit of Murcia, is festival and comes to recognised as one prominence in the days of the biggest and best of leading up to the main the carnivals that are held processions. ‘Cuaresma’ in Spain before the more then sweeps in trying to serious Easter proces- spoil the party. sions. ‘Cuaresma’ is a The word carnival is miserable soul whose derived from the whole being is word carnal, against fun, suggesting the music and Join the revelation of partying and bright lights more flesh seeks to and lively than would be dampen the music normal. This fervour for the festival is carnival events. thought to have She is overcome started in the late 19th by Don Carnal, a fun century, and like all other loving creature who sends carnivals in Spain was Cuaresma to flight and stopped during the allows the fun to proceed. Franco era in deference to Finally we have the strong moral nature ‘Hussona.’ A sort of of his regime. contradiction of a Later, as the country creature who is part returned to democracy, animal, part human. Part most of these carnivals civilised, part savage. were reinstated. Through Hussona, things In Aguilas a number of return to normal after the mythical creatures play a main procession on the role in the 14 day festival. last night.

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AGUILAS CARVINAL: Recognised as one of the biggest and best held in Spain before Easter. This brilliant procession fills the streets on the last night with thousands of scantily clad people in bright sparkling costumes, accompanied with bright lights and lively music. The mood in the town

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WO decades after releasing the first generation Twingo, Renault has taken a fresh look at its city car. The French manufacturer unveiled the New Twingo, with the aim of rekindling the innovative spirit of the 1992 model. The brand’s engineers and designers took their inspiration from the original Twingo and the iconic Renault 5. Their objective was to create a roomier and more agile city car, and this is how the idea of switching to a rear-mounted engine took shape. Renault’s thoughts found an echo in those of Daimler which, at the same time, was exploring ideas for the next generation versions of the Smart. After early talks, the two firms signed in 2010 a strategic cooperation agreement for the

joint-development of the cars. Positioning the engine at the rear frees up the front end and consequently

improves the turning circle. This results in a more manoeuvrable car, handy for town and parking. Combined with the use of a smaller block and the positioning of the wheels at the car’s extreme corners, the rear-mounted engine also frees up extra cabin space. The New Twingo comes in a choice of four vibrant colours, light blue, white, yellow and red. The rake of the New Twingo’s rear screen and its prominent shoulders are inspired by the cult Renault 5

2013 a record year for Ferrari LAST year brought record figures for Ferrari. Its turnover increased by 5 per cent to €2.3 billion in 2013, the Italian firm announced. The manufacturer showed a trading profit of €365.5 million with a net profit up to €246 million.

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These figures come after the strategic decision the manufacturer adopted to reduce car sales in order to maintain their exclusivity and boost their value. The target was reached despite a reduction of approximately 5 per cent in the number of cars consigned to the sales network.

model. The front end features the brand’s trademark styling, including a prominent logo set to a black background. Big headlights stand out in the car’s front, with the

REAR ENGINE: For an improved turning circle. direction indicators topping them, as well as LED daytime running lights.


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Montesinos dominate MONTESINOS travelled to Benejuzar where they won 7-0. Edu scored three goals and Vaz two before Orouker put in Omar to score a great effort making it 6-0. Orouker then sent Dimitry clear to score, giving undefeated Montesinos a 7-0 win. Match sponsor was Breeze Bar Benimar, Orouker was man of the match.

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LOS AMIGOS de Mazarron went down 32 to the joint league leaders Sangonera. Sangonera dominated the first half and took the lead after 24 minutes with a goal from leading scorer Martinez, followed by a Mazarron equaliser from Tolo. Sangonera scored a second after

SAN JAVIER Golf Society played in Joker format (double points) at La Serena on Wednesday, February 19. Well done to winners Bill McLaughlin, Les Doherty, Des Riley and Brian Henratty with 139 points, a full 12 points clear of the second place team. Nearest-the-pins went to Brian Henratty (Hole 3), Des Riley (Hole 15) and Barry Butterworth (Hole 18). The next Society’s game (Individual Stableford) for the ‘Captain’s Trophy’ is on Monday, March 3 at Riquelme Golf. First tee time 10:00am.

79 minutes and a third in minute 89 to make it 3-1 Sangonera. Mazarron’s Tolo then scored again in injury time with another shot from 25 yards. Mazarron’s next game is at home to AD Alquerias next Sunday, March 2, 12:00 noon kick-off.

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BULL Flanagan’s members were at the popular Altorreal course in Murcia on February 21. The day’s winner was Brian Smith with 36 points, followed by guest Paul Zmak with 34 points. Third place went to Colin Edwards on countback. Front 9 winner was Steve Edwards; Back 9 winner was Bill Fantom. Nearest-the-pin winner on the par-three Hole 5 went to Steve Edwards. On Hole 8 it was Sam Matkin, and Mick McGrath on Hole17. Next meeting is Bonalba, March 21.

TORREVIEJA travelled north on Sunday, February 23 to play 3rd place Paterna CF. Despite a string of players missing, Torry came away with a wellearned point after a 0-0 stalemate. On Sunday March 9, 9th place Torry kick off at home at 12:00 midday against 15th placed Villarreal. www.fctorrevieja.net

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