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ISSUE NO. 1499

27 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2014

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Police winning the battle MORE than 315 foreign fugitives were arrested in Spain last year thanks to the work of the National Police in collaboration with the authorities in various countries. The Costa del Sol continues to be one of the favourite hiding places for international fugitives, and throughout last year and so far this year, 56 people have been arrested in the area by the

National Police Fugitive Location Group. They include drug traffickers, fraudsters, rapists, child abusers, robbers and forgers, mainly from the UK and Romania. In fact, more than 28 per cent of the detained fugitives were from the UK, which is not surprising as British expatriates are the most numerous on the Costa del Sol. Turn to Page 4


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‘Venus’ to become Estepona’s symbol THE 5,000-year-old figure known as the ‘Venus of Estepona’ is to become the town’s symbol. The figure is on show at the Municipal Archaeological Museum and is the only one of its kind found during archaeological digs in Malaga Province. It is made of clay and was found in the Arroyo Enmedia area. It is believed to be an amulet or fertility symbol linked to rituals used in prehistoric times. The treasure was found in August 2011 amongst other objects including ceramic vases, arrowheads, stone axes, parts of a necklace and other stone items. The ‘Venus’ is five centimetres tall and represents the female form in simple shapes with no physical details.

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UNIQUE: The Venus of Estepona. However, the genital area is accentuated and so are the breasts. Sociocultural Councillor Maria Dolores Espinosa said the statue deserved to be one of the town’s symbols as it provides

valuable information about its past. She also remarked that Estepona will be seen as a town concerned with learning about its past and conserving archaeological remains.

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NEWS Work begins WORK has started on a petrol station in the Huerta Nueva area of Estepona despite protests from residents in the area who have sought legal advice on the matter. Chinese tourism MARBELLA Mayor, Angeles Muñoz, and Tourism Councillor, Jose Luis Hernandez, have visited China’s most affluent areas with the aim of attracting tourists.

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Woman kills herself in jail A WOMAN, 60, has committed suicide in Alhaurin de la Torre prison after being arrested for failure to pay €3,784. Between 2011 and 2012, she was working as a housemaid and stole numerous items of gold jewellery from her employers, which she later sold. She was sentenced to six months in prison, and as she had no criminal record the sentence was suspended with the condition that she commit no further crimes and paid €3,784.34 in civil liability fees.

She was given 24 months to do so but in February, the public prosecutor was informed that she was not paying the fine and efforts to contact her had proved fruitless. Her lawyer declared that she had no means to pay and asked for the sentence to be changed for community work. This request was refused and a search and arrest warrant was issued. The woman was arrested at her home and was taken to prison the following day. Just five hours later she was found to have taken her own life.

Wanted man A MAN, 46, on the run from the Belarusian authorities since he stole 70 litres of fuel and threatened to shoot the man who caught him 20 years ago, has been arrested in Marbella. Better results SINCE 2008, when the financial crisis began, hotels on the Costa del Sol have reported better takings than those in Malaga City per available room, according to a recent study. Woman attacked A MAN, 45, has been arrested in Mijas for allegedly abusing his wife. The police were alerted by a neighbour who was harbouring the victim at his home. Abuser sentenced A MAN has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman at a care centre in Casabermeja, which his daughter also attended in 2009. Attempted break-in INTRUDERS attempted to break into the ITV (vehicle inspection) facilities in Antequera overnight but their efforts were unsuccessful.

READY-MADE: Traditional dishes to make life easier for Spanish housewives.

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THIS Sunday, March 30, the clocks go forward one hour. At 2am the clocks will go forward to 3am. This means one hour less in bed!

Quiet please TRAIN company Renfe has launched tickets for quiet carriages in which the use of mobile phones is not permitted. The price will not be affected.

House fire FOUR people had to be rescued from the balcony of their home in Marbella after a fire broke out inside.

Recycle facilities THE largest recycling plant in Malaga Province has opened in Coin and will deal with the refuse from 16 towns in the Guadalhorce Valley.

Tasty treats made easy

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IMES are changing and whereas Spanish housewives used to have time to prepare elaborate dishes, working women now need mealtimes to be quick and easy. However, the food industry is well aware of this and is coming up with ways to prepare traditional dishes which make life easier. One of the main components of the Spanish diet is ‘tortilla’ (Spanish omelette) but it takes time to prepare, which many don’t have. However, many companies already sell the ingredients in packets, ready to use, so that all that is required is to add some egg and prepare the omelette in a frying pan. If even this is too time-consuming, there are the ready-made versions, which can be prepared quickly in the pan or microwave. A popular treat for breakfast is ‘churros’ and Basque chef Andoni Luis Aduriz has come up with the idea of selling the dough pastry in spray form.

Quote of the Week It depends on the Ministry of Public Works, but I think it’s a good idea’ Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, regarding the possibility of naming the Madrid-Barajas Airport after recently deceased Adolfo Suarez, Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister after the Franco era.

The can then has to be shaken and sprayed straight into a frying pan with hot oil, and within minutes a family can be sitting down to enjoy a plateful of churros with a mug of thick hot chocolate. The traditional cold soups ‘gazpacho,’ ‘ajoblanco’ and ‘salmorejo’ can be found in many supermarket cold cabinets in cartons and ready to consume. Elsewhere in the cold cabinet you may find ‘boquerones en vinagre’ (filleted fresh anchovies in vinegar), ready-cut Manchego cheeses or Iberian ham, roast meats ready to serve, microwaveable ‘paella’ and even the refreshing ‘tinto de verano’ (red wine with lemonade) ready mixed and bottled. These are not only ways of making life easier for those in charge of preparing meals in Spanish homes, but also a way of obtaining more sales and making products easier to export, as the products become more accessible to a wider market.

Number of the week per cent of Spaniards shower for more than 10 minutes every day according to a study, which is well above the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of showering for less than five minutes, followed by only 9 per cent of the population.

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Tax benefits LAWYERS in Marbella have suggested that changes to the tax regime should be made to benefit those foreigners who purchase properties costing more than €500,000.

Debt letters MIJAS Town Hall has announced that it will send letters to all taxpayers who have debts pending with the local administration.

Tourist train THE Tourism Committee of the Andalucian Parliament has expressed its support for plans to create a tourist train between Malaga and Fuente de Piedra.

And finally... THE mayor of El Pedroso, Sevilla, Manuel Melendez, has been charged with a crime against moral integrity for forcing a Local Police officer to wash his car, shouting insults at him, and taking his weapon, as well as cutting his salary.


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Gun man detained A MAN who allegedly fired shots during an argument in Malaga has been arrested by the National Police. The shots were reportedly fired with a hunting rifle from inside a vehicle, but by the time police arrived on the scene, the shooter had fled. He was located attempting to get out of a car and enter a building, and refused to stop when ordered to do so, threatening the arresting officers with the weapon.

Food aid, not money THE Junta de Andalucia has announced that two meals handed out at schools to needy children will be substituted for money for their families. Some 20,000 schoolchildren in Andalucia benefit from the mid-morning and mid-afternoon meals and the provision will be maintained until the end of this term.

The Junta believes that giving financial grants to the families will provide more control on who is obtaining the aid, as well as helping children to get not only the food they need, but also other types of care. However, detractors of the scheme believe that the money could be used by some families for other purposes.

Police track down fugitives From Front Page Following the Brits are Romanians, Belgians, Argentinians, Moroccans and Dutch, although there have also been detainees over that period from Germany, Finland, the USA, Switzerland, Hungary, Nigeria, the Czech Republic,

Italy, France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iran, Paraguay, Poland and one of the most recent, Belarus. The area is chosen due to its excellent connections by land, sea and air, the absence of frontiers with the EU, and its proximity with Africa.


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Stone’s throw A MAN who was arrested for throwing a stone which seriously injured a girl, eight, in Malaga, has been remanded in prison.

Women muggers FOUR women aged between 27 and 35 were arrested in Malaga for allegedly stealing a handbag from a woman and attacking her friend when she tried to stop them.

Businesses threatened A MAN, 41, was arrested in Malaga for allegedly causing damages in three businesses and threatening to kill clients and staff.

ADDING COLOUR: Flowerbeds and bushes have been planted.

Facelift for entrance to La Cala de Mijas WORK has been carried out to improve the appearance of the roundabout at the entrance to La Cala de Mijas from the A-7 motorway. The works are due to be completed within another

two months and include flowerbeds surrounded by stones which have new water-saving irrigation systems. Once the work is finish, plans are to plant more flowers and bushes in Avenida Mare Nostrum.

The council has said that La Cala de Mijas is an area which is visited by thousands of tourists every year and therefore it is important to give it the best appearance possible and make it more attractive to visitors.

Ex-husband run over 3 times A WOMAN has been sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to kill her ex-husband. The events took place in January 2013, when the man had gone shopping at the Lidl store in Churriana. His ex-wife, a former Torremolinos Local Police officer, who was on leave for depression and had just divorced him saw him there and allegedly accelerated and hit him. She reversed over him as he lay on the ground. Staff took the woman’s car keys from her but then returned them so she could move her vehicle from the exit, and she attempted to hit the victim a third time. She crashed into another vehicle and some rubbish containers. The victim remained in hospital for 13 days due to his injuries.

The couple had argued earlier that morning and the woman was suffering

from depression, but claimed in court that she never intended to kill her

husband. She also has to pay him â‚Ź7,701 in compensation.

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THE Head of Studies at a High School in Marbella was attacked after breaking up a fight between four girls. He and a teacher separated the girls and met with each of them in

different classrooms to attempt to clarify what had happened. A man and two women who were related to one of the girls arrived at the school and asked to see the Head of Studies, and

Accused claims he is innocent A MAN facing 10 years in prison for allegedly stabbing two men in a fight in Fuengirola in 2004 claims that he is innocent. The day after the fight, the accused gave the name of another man who he claimed committed the crime and even took the police to the knife. He claims that he only attempted to break up the fight but that the victims have mistaken him for the attacker, who allegedly fled the country. No-one has questioned this unknown second man, who is believed to have cut himself with the knife, and DNA tests have proved the blood does not belong to the accused.

when they were taken to the classroom where he was talking with two of the girls, they began to insult him before allegedly pushing him to the floor and kicking him. Teachers who heard the raucous came out of their classrooms to help, while others locked themselves in the teachers’ room in fear. The man was arrested by National Police and the victim was taken to hospital. A protest against this behaviour was held by teachers and pupils at the school, where the Head of Studies was almost attacked by a student just a week before and a teacher has been threatened and insulted recently.

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Head attacked at Marbella school PROTESTING: Police had to use their batons.

Riot police clash with protestors in Madrid

SPANISH police clashed with protesters during an anti-austerity demo in Madrid that drew tens of thousands of people. Police have confirmed in a statement that six officers were injured during the clash and 12 people were arrested. Demonstrators from across Spain were protesting against government measures they claim have eroded Spain’s civil rights. Six columns of protesters, each one from a different region, arrived at the outskirts of the city before heading for Colon square. The demonstrators carried banners bearing the slogan ‘Marching for dignity.’

Near the end of the demonstration, during one of the final speeches, protesters attempted to break through a police barrier. It is believed that they intended to head towards the nearby headquarters of the governing conservative Popular Party. Since 2011, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his government have brought in numerous austerity-driven tax hikes and cuts to government services . Protestors were throwing bottles and not backing down. This provoked riot police to charge the protesters and to use their batons to beat them back.


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How one crime can Flamenco fashion show lead to another... TWO men, aged 30 and 20, were arrested in Malaga for stealing a mobile phone at knifepoint. The victim put an ad on a website to sell the phone for €600 and shortly afterwards, he got a call from someone interested in purchasing it and they agreed to meet. The buyer turned up accompanied and when the seller showed him the phone, he put it in his pocket while the other man threatened him with a knife. They then fled with the phone, but were identified and arrested near La Rosaleda football stadium. The robbery was reportedly in revenge because one of the detainees and a friend of the victim had argued in February over

a second-hand smartphone handed over with €150 in cash in exchange for a tablet PC which turned out to be a model. Once the person realised that, he demanded his money and the phone back, but the seller fled the area and the crime was not reported. The trickster called the former owner of the smartphone demanding the PIN code which, despite receiving threats, he never provided. Police found that the contact number used in the ad by the victim of the second robbery was the same number which was receiving the threats. The detainees were charged with robbery and threatening behaviour.

THE fourth ‘Benalmadena Flamenca’ fashion show was held at the Torrequebrada Hotel in Benalmadena, organised by Nueva Moda Producciones. The show included designs by well-known flamenco designers from Malaga Province, such as Flamenca Gomez, Jote Martinez and Guadalupe Moda Flamenca. It was presented by actress and model Elisa Guahnich and attended by members of the local council.

FASHION SHOW: By well known designers.

A day for dogs and owners THE Mayor, Esperanza Oña, presented the fifth edition of the ‘Day of the Dog,’ which will be held on April 6 at the River Park in Fuengirola. The day aims to recognise the work of dogs in society, as companions or as professionals working with the armed forces, rescue or guides for the disabled. The day will start with a walk from Plaza de España from 10.30am. At the meeting before the walk, those who attend with their pets will get a gift of a container for bags to collect dog excrement, to encourage people to keep the streets clean. Once at the river park there will be exhibitions, competitions and stands with products for pets. There will also be dogs which need homes. There will be training and agility exhibitions and free training workshops for everyone. There will also be a photo competition and a bar selling food and drink.


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Coastal Law THE new Coastal Law has opened new possibilities for businesses in the tourism sector located on or near beaches.

Illegal sales MIJAS Local Police have reported two businesses in Las Lagunas for selling alcoholic drinks outside the legal times established by law.

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Defibrillator at the town hall FUENGIROLA Town Hall has become a safer place thanks to the installation of a defibrillator. The town hall is not obliged to have one, but thanks to collaboration with Prevention Society FREMAP, one has been installed at no cost to the municipal coffers. Thirty per cent of deaths in Spain are due to heart disease, which is the major cause of death in the country. The councillor in charge of Staff, Pedro Vega, accompanied by the manager for Eastern Andalucia of

FREMAP, Maria Paz Barrio, announced that Fuengirola Town Hall had been named a ‘cardioprotected’ area. It is located at the entrance to the town hall and will be available for use by staff or visitors in case of an emergency. Attending to heart problems rapidly can increase the chances of survival. There are also defibrillators in Fuengirola at the Elola Sports Complex and at the Maria Pelaez Municipal Swimming Pool.

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Acquitted of drug trafficker’s murder A POLISH man has been acquitted of the murder of a Moroccan drug trafficker in Benalmadena in October 2011. The deceased is believed to have sold hashish to a group of people from Eastern Europe in August 2011 and they ordered more from him. In October that year, one of the men agreed to meet him at Benalmadena Bullring, but when he got home, he told his family that he had not shown up. He

called him and went to the bullring again, and nothing more was heard from him until his body was found buried near El Borge. The victim had been held against his will for several days and beaten violently before being choked to death. Three people were arrested and the Polish man was facing 27 and a half years in prison. However, he has only been sentenced to three years for document falsification.


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URBAN KNITTING: Katia Westerdahl with example.

Knitting in local streets

FUENGIROLA was filled with colourful knitted and crocheted items thanks to the Urban Knitting initiative promoted by Sofia Opisto Finnish School in Los Boliches. The activity, which was supported by the town hall, covered urban furnishings in Plaza de la Constitucion and Avenida Jesus Cautivo in items. The councillor for Foreign Residents, Katia Westerdahl, oversaw the placement of the decorations and said that the whole event had been a success. “People love what is being done” she said. “Many have asked how they can join knitting groups and what it’s all about.” The area between Avenida de Las Salinas and the Roman Site park was decorated by 10 people with 250 items created by 40 members of the crafts workshop who have been working on them for months.

A TEACHER at Los Campanales School in Mijas has been remanded in prison for allegedly abusing a male pupil, aged nine. Guardia Civil are investigating.

11 injured ELEVEN people were injured in two traffic accidents in Malaga Province, one on the AP-7 in Benahavis and the other in Malaga City.

House fire POLICE are investigating the cause of a fire at a house in Alhaurin de la Torre. The inhabitants are believed to have accumulated items inside the home.


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Policeman attacked AN illegal car park attendant, 33, has been arrested in Malaga for allegedly attempting to punch a Local Police officer who had told him to leave the area.

Children’s TV MALAGA children’s hospital now has a channel showing only children’s programmes from 9am to 10pm which is free and has no adverts.

Car theft A MAN, 36, has been arrested in Malaga for allegedly stealing a bicycle and a GPS device from inside a van and a car which were in a car park.

MORE than 1,000 people, mostly foreign residents, took part in Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations held in Benalmadena. The event, which was attended by the mayor, Paloma Garcia, began with mass at midday in the Inmaculada Concepcion Church in Arroyo de la Miel. After that came a parade through the main streets of the town, which included performances, and finally, the celebration reached the Parque de La Paloma where a huge party with live shows and typical Irish

LEFT: Mayor Paloma Garcia joined in the celebrations to mark St Patrick’s Day in Benalmadena.

products was held. The mayor was accompanied by Foreign Residents’ Councillor, Adolfo Fernandez, and President of the Irish Association, Terry McKinley, as well as other members of the local council. They thanked the Irish community for an extra €1, as will anyone not organising the event. The wearing suitable shoes or on their mayor pointed out that the own, so bring friends. No dogs town has held celebrations allowed and pushchairs may be a for such an important day problem as the walk is partly on for the Irish for many years the beach. now, and invited everyone Call 952 835 776 to secure your to come and join in the place. party atmosphere.

Walk for Positively Pink and Blue ON April 19, a walk will be held in La Cala de Mijas to raise funds and awareness for Positively Pink and Positively Blue. Positively Pink and Blue are Mijas-based charities offering FREE breast and prostate/ testicular cancer screening to UK

expatriates living on the Costa del Sol. Monies (€5 per person) will be collected during registration at 10.30am at El Oceano Hotel. Everyone is welcome and needs to wear something pink or blue. On the day of the walk, anyone not wearing pink or blue will pay


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Local town woos German tourists BENALMADENA has been presented at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin, to consolidate its position as a favoured destination for German tourists. Thanks to an agreement reached with the

‘Schlosser-Reisen’ travel agency, the town is amongst those promoted in Germany this year. For 2014, reservations from Germany have already risen by 17 per cent compared to 2013. The mayor, Paloma

Metro problems before even started MALAGA Metro is due to begin operating this year but a severe problem has not been resolved. The problem has been identified at the Teatinos Campus of Malaga University, which Line 1 will cover. At the busy crossroads between the main boulevard and Calle Jimenez Fraud, there are already constant tailbacks at peak times. Add to this that every six or seven minutes, lights at a level crossing without barriers will turn red to allow the metro to pass above ground, and the problem becomes even worse. Vehicles, including ambulances, use this point to access faculties, the hospital and local neighbourhoods.

Garcia, said that the aim of attending the fair was to continue to promote Benalmadena as a family tourism destination with natural resources such as the sea and the mountains for active tourism. She was accompanied at the fair by the local councillor for Tourism, Adolfo Fernandez, and the President of the Costa del Sol Tourism Board, Elias Bendodo. She also pointed out that the number of German tourists who visited Benalmadena in 2013 had increased, and that they weren’t only interested in the sun and beaches. The initiative also aims to beat seasonality, as the offer for German tourists focuses on the quieter months with a calendar of events to attract visitors off season.


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Adoptive son MALAGA City Hall has announced that it wants to make writer Antonio Gala an ‘adoptive son’ of the city and has begun taking steps to do so.

Hate crimes MALAGA Local Police have agreed to improve the procedure for dealing with discrimination and hate crimes.

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New book offers all Costa readers unique look at Scandinavia BOOKWORLD Puerto Banus hosted a book signing with Dea Brovig who was on hand to promote her new book, The Last Boat Home. The book, published by Random House Publishers, is Brovig’s

BOOKWORLD: Hosted book signing with Dea Brovig. first. Brovig mentioned the long path it took her to get where she is as a successful author. “I was in publishing myself for many years, mainly in the UK,” she described. In 2009 she finished her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Norwich. “I’ve been writing ever since,” she said. Set in a small religious

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Mayor asks for case dismissal FRANCISCO Gomez, mayor of Benaojan, has made a formal request to the Territorial Delegation of Equality, Health and

Social Politics (TDEHSP) to dismiss his case of flaunting the no smoking law. In the request Gomez claims that he never smoked in the plenary sessions and that the TDEHSP have manipulated the events. He pointed out the ‘anomalies’ in the processing of the original complaint. Unfortunately for Gomez there is a video of him smoking in a municipal building.

in the mid-1970s, the characters lead a hard life in a town that keeps its secrets close. The Last Boat Home has been described as both explosive and tender. Brovig explained, “It’s explosive in that there are some brutal things that occur in the story. At the same time, there is a tenderness there because it’s a story about relationships between women, and about what people do in different situations for the people they love.”

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NEWS Beaches prepared for the summer BENALMADENA Council is working to prepare the local beaches for the summer. The mayor, Paloma Garcia, met with the head of the Coastal Department, Angel Gonzalez, to identify the areas in which sand is needed the most. The aim of the meeting was to identify the town’s needs and demands so that they complement other work which will be carried out along the coast. Local beaches have been affected by storms throughout the winter, which have removed sand. The mayor pointed out that the town’s main industry is tourism, which is why the council makes a huge effort to make sure that local residents and tourists are able to enjoy the beaches. She estimated that more than €115,000 would be spent this year by the central government’s Coastal Department on the local beaches this year. The councillor for Beaches, Jose Antonio Serrano, explained that the council plans improvements in the area between Malapesquera and BilBil Beaches.


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Ex-mayor gets holiday payout CONTROVERSY has arisen in Alhaurin el Grande after it was revealed at a council meeting that the suspended mayor, Juan Martin, had been paid for holidays he hadn’t taken. Martin was suspended along with the Urban Development Councillor, Gregorio Guerra, four months ago over the Troya urban corruption case. A decree signed by the acting mayor, Antonia Ledesma, who was named by Martin, revealed that the disgraced mayor was paid more than €1,168 for nine days holidays which he was entitled to last year and was unable to take. Guerra was also paid more than €966 for 10 days. The socialists in the opposition have said that the payments are ‘morally and ethically’ questionable.

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Coastal homes saved from demolition threat THOUSANDS of home owners including many expatriates - are breathing a sigh of relief after their seafront homes had a cloud of uncertainty lifted from them. Owners will be allowed to bequeath or sell homes and businesses which infringe Spain’s previous Coastal Law. The law was announced last year and the text has now been made public. New regulations annul a clause in the 1988 law warning that buildings and businesses on the 100-metre strip measured from the high tide mark would be demolished in 2018. Under the new law, the Environment Ministry confirmed that concessions are safe for another 75 years and authorisations for four more years. Thanks to the new law the right to remain in these properties is now transferable to third parties as a legacy or through a sale, with the proviso that Environment Ministry authorisation is obtained first. The ministry also has the right to widen the state-owned strip to 200 metres and veto construction of new homes or hotels.

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Non-existent companion TWO women have been arrested in Malaga for tricking a man into paying €800 for a non-existent job as a male companion, telling him that he could earn €500 per hour.

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REPRIEVED: Coastal properties which infringe previous Coastal Law. The idea behind the original legislation was to protect the shoreline and immediate coastal area from unchecked development, but it also affected properties which had previously been built perfectly legally. The Ministry of the Environment will be able to fine the owners of illegal buildings with up to €1.2 million. Local councils will be able to levy a fine of up to €12,000. The hope is that the heavier fines will FISHY: One of the huge sculptures.

discourage illegal construction. But while the law - from the national government - helps many, thousands more homes in inland areas are still blighted by the threat of demolition from the Junta de Andalucia regional government. They have been declared ‘illegal’ with planning permissions withdrawn by the Junta, despite the owners having bought in good faith. Editor says... Page 44

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A PRO-CANNABIS association which identified members by their fingerprints to prevent unwanted visitors has been dismantled by Local Police in Malaga.

Street attack A MAN, 35, was arrested in Mijas after his ex-girlfriend told the police that he had been following and assaulting her in the street. He was drunk at the time.

Officers hurt TWO National Police officers were injured in Malaga when the patrol car in which they were travelling hit another vehicle and flipped over several times.

Lotto wins ALL ABOARD: Journey in the lap of luxury.

Inmates’ sculptures decorate Estepona ESTEPONA Town Hall is installing huge sculptures created by inmates at Alhaurin de la Torre prison for a mural on four buildings in the Picasso-Blas Infante neighbourhood. The metal pieces represent three large fishes and a jellyfish, as well as smaller figures which are seaweed and anemones, so that people see the

whole as if they were looking at the seabed. According to the Councillor for Resource Management, Pilar Fernandez-Figares, they were created by prisoners taking part in the Moraga group, founded in 1995 by inmates and prison staff to develop artistic projects.

TRAIN company Renfe has announced that its luxury train, Al Andalus, will return this spring with a new three-day route stopping in Ronda. The train normally covers seven Andalucian provinces in five nights and has prices starting from €3,000 per person. However, Renfe wants to offer more options, and has put more than 1,000 tickets on sale, including a two-night stay on the train at a price of €1,200.

There are two routes, one leaving from Sevilla, visiting Cadiz, Jerez, Ronda and Granada, and the other visiting Linares, Baeza, Ubeda, Cordoba and Sevilla. Al Andalus was recently named the most luxurious train in its category and has 32 rooms with decoration reminiscent of the 1920s. It will be running until June this year, then take a break and restart in September and October.

SIX winning tickets with prize money of €35,000 each for the National Organisation for the Blind in Spain (ONCE) lottery, were sold in Arroyo de la Miel.

Wanted man A NORWEGIAN man, 43, wanted in Norway to serve six years in prison for financial crimes, was arrested upon arrival at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport.


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New talent takes to the stage at La Sala LA SALA in Puerto Banus is famed for its live entertainment seven nights a week. It has introduced new talent to its portfolio, including weekend entertainment in the Piano Restaurant and Bar. Every evening La Sala welcomes entertainers, from DJs to flamenco dancers, and cabaret artists to soul singers. Newest addition in The Piano Bar and Restaurant is La Revuelta Tango Show Duo and pianist Miguel Angel. Every Wednesday and Sunday the coast’s finest tribute acts perform the classic songs of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and The Rat Pack, to name a few.

Fantastic female trio True Divas and The New Orleans Jazz Band also make an appearance. At the weekend saxophonists, drummers, dancers, singers and DJs ensure an unforgettable atmosphere. Masquerade and Gemma fill the dance floor every Friday and Saturday with their incredible vocals, charisma and talent. DJs Junior DaCosta and Alex continue the celebration into the early hours. Sam Oliver transforms Sunday afternoons into an entertainment showcase. The party doesn’t stop at La Sala with Masquerade and Vicky and Ernesto ensuring La Sala is… the only place to be! For reservations call 952 814 145.

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Exodus from Malaga LAST year another 700 Malaga natives decided to move abroad; this means that every day at least two Malaga natives leave the city for pastures new. According to data from the PERE (List of Nationals Resident out of Spain)

published by the INE (National Institute of Statistics) 16,019 Spanish nationals live abroad; a figure which is on the rise. Europe is the favourite destination with France being number one for exMalaga natives.


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Second phase of River Park FUENGIROLA Mayor Esperanza Oña has presented the project for the second phase of the River Park. Work will be carried out on a 74,420-square-metre area and the aim is to give it a more natural look and complete the conversion of the zone surrounding the Fuengirola River into a unique leisure space. As well as work at the river, there are a number of subsidiary projects, including an artificial pond for birds to nest, an aromatic park, a roundabout and lights with low energy consumption. The second phase will include areas for walking and relaxing, she explained, as well as a cycle lane, which will lead to the commercial centre. A third of the cost will be paid by the town hall and the work is due to take six months.

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3 years for deaths of father and son A WOMAN has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for killing a father and son in an accident outside a school in Malaga in November 2011. She is also banned from driving for six years and has to pay €500,000 to the victims’ family.

The public prosecutor maintained the woman was driving too fast and using her mobile phone, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and veer to the left. The vehicle ended up on the pavement on which a man and three of his children were walking and hit three of

them. The vehicle continued moving until crashing into a parked car. The father, 45, and one of his sons, seven, died and one of the other children was injured. A phone call to her husband was registered at exactly the time of the accident and lasted

16 seconds. Following the accident, he called her 11 times, which the court believes indicates that he was aware something had happened during the previous call. Her vehicle was in perfect working order and it was proved that she had not braked at any time.

Malaga CF Campus comes to town THE Malaga Football Club Campus 2014 will be held this summer in Antequera, Ronda, Velez-Malaga and Benahavis. At the end of June, the event will be held at the municipal sports centre in Benalmadena Pueblo and will have former Malaga players amongst the monitors.

There will also be visits from current Malaga players. The campus is aimed at children of between five and 15 years of age, who will be able to enjoy a great football experience from June 14 to 30, from 9am to 2pm. It will cost €200, with a discount of 25 per cent for

holders of the Benalmadena municipal sports board card. Former Malaga CF player, Isco, now with Real Madrid, is from Benalmadena, and the mayor said that this event may reveal future football stars, but that the most important thing was for the children to learn and enjoy the sport.

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Illegal party watch LOCAL POLICE in Malaga are trawling social networking sites in an attempt to prevent an illegal celebration. The ‘Fiesta de la Primavera’ (Spring Party) is normally an excuse for youngsters to gather in the streets and drink large amounts of alcohol, which often leads to damage and fights. Dates and places are being announced on social networking sites which police are checking to find out details and identify those planning the event, as City Hall has not given authorisation for it to go ahead. Promoters could face fines of up to €5,000.

Scouts on trail for charity THIS weekend, a group from the 1st Fuengirola scout group will be attempting to walk from Fuengirola to Gibraltar in under 24 hours, a total of 100 kilometres. The hike is in aide of local charities Aspandem, which helps people with disabilities, CHAIN, which helps abused animals, AID, which helps find new homes for stray animals, as well as Bluebell Wood, a UK children’s hospice which offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy. One of the attendees is going to Japan in 2015 as a Guide Leader, and the money raised will not only help her get to Japan but also children who don’t get the chance to go to these big events.


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UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Observatory closure looms.

Observatory under threat

THE closure of the observatory at Calar Alto could cost almost €40 million. Worries about the observatory are at an all time high as, if it closes, the loss to the scientific community would be huge and the bill for its closure equally huge. Ricardo Hernandez, UGT delegate to Almeria, commented that dismantling the

observatory could cost up to €40 million as the government would be responsible not only for taking down the building but also for restoring the environment and surrounding countryside. Local town councils in the area have expressed their concern over the closure as it would mean the loss of one of Europe’s most important

scientific centres. Workers at the observatory feel they have their hands tied as they only have a budget of €1.6 million to do the necessary work to save the centre; this is not even half the money needed. The next few weeks will be decisive for the future of this scientific centre.

A voice for foreign residents in Estepona ESTEPONA Foreign Residents’ Association is a non-political and nonprofit-making organisation which aims to give foreign residents a voice in the community. It is known as AREME and was approved by the Junta de Andalucia with registration number 7182. The aim is to create a group large enough to speak with authority to the town hall, the police and other important public institutions and organisations on

behalf of all foreigners in the Estepona area. The cost of joining AREME is €1 a year. Application forms can be obtained from the Tourist Office in Estepona Port or by email from Ray Oldfield (rayoldfield@gmail.com) or Chris Rawlinson (dr_c_rawlinson@hotmail. com) or you can join at any meeting. Every three months the AREME committee meets with the Councillor for Tourism and Foreign Residents. AREME also has bimonthly forums at the Palacio de Congresos, where specialist speakers area. The buses which will inform on matters of stop at the transport importance. junction are the 120 route AREME holds a monthly vehicles, which cover ‘Table Sale and Coffee Malaga-TorremolinosMorning’ to raise money Benalmadena-Fuengirola; for local charities from the the 320, covering Malaga- rental of the table spaces, Torremolinosat the Palacio de Benalmadena-FuengirolaCongresos, in the foyer. Marbella, and the 128 from The next one will be on Malaga Airport to Saturday from 11am to Torremolinos and 2pm. There is parking at the back of the venue. Benalmadena.

Better access for Torremuelle TORREMUELLE transport junction is now up and running and aims to improve the transit of passengers from Malaga, the airport and the train station to any part of the town’s coast. The new bus stop joins the existing taxi and train connections, and is part of plans to improve access roads to the Torremuelle

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NEW RULES: Police can fine drivers for offences without pulling them over.

Pedestrian breath tests on the way BREATH tests for pedestrians, higher motorway speed limits and a total ban on speed camera detectors are just some of the new road laws passed by Spain’s Congress. Also on the cards is the compulsory wearing of cycle helmets for under 16s in urban areas and new rules to force foreign residents

to register their vehicles. But not all the regulations are being tightened - rules that restricted the right of cancer patients to drive are being relaxed. At the moment doctors have to specifically take up a cancer patient’s right to drive with the traffic authority (DGT), but those restrictions are

Spanish tourist naked before Venus A SPANISH tourist, 25, caused a stir on social networking sites and in the press after undressing before a Botticelli painting in Florence, Italy. The unknown Spaniard was reported for obscene acts and later released with charges after entering the Galería degli Uffizi in Florence and undressing before the painting of The Birth of Venus on Saturday. He entered just like any other tourist, but once in front of the painting, he undressed, kneeled down and threw rose petals, according to witnesses. Museum guards immediately called the Carabinieri (police), who covered him with a blanket and took him to a station while he shouted “Freedom, freedom.” The museum director, Antonio Natale, confirmed that he had caused no problems and that nothing was damaged. The Italian press is questioning whether the Spanish tourist went mad or whether it was a demonstration of Spanish ‘art.’

due to be relaxed. Jay walking pedestrians will, under the new regulations, find themselves liable to take a drugs and/or alcohol test. Up until now they could only be made to take a test if they were involved in an accident. Congress decided to bring in new rules setting out deadlines for the registration of foreign registered cars, as it was proving difficult to track down their owners to pay fines. Police will also be able to fine drivers for offences without having to pull them over. If the rules are ratified, they are due to happen in June. Speed camera detectors are totally banned - if a car’s satnav has the facility it must be ‘disabled.’ The maximum speed limit on motorways would go up to 130 kph. But an anomaly which meant a minimum speed restriction (where drivers cannot travel below 50 per cent of the speed limit) applied to cyclists will be removed. It is said that steep hills were turning cyclists into law breakers on a regular basis. Editor Says: Page 44.


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Rubbish disposal open longer FUENGIROLA will have a Municipal Refuse Disposal Spot five days a week at the fairground from April 1, from 8am to 2pm. In 2013, the service dealt with 1,500 kilos of

refuse, making it easier for local residents to dispose of large objects and items which cannot be thrown in rubbish containers. The Refuse Disposal

Spot opened in May 2012 at the fairground, and, at no cost to the municipal coffers, it will be available three more days. The service provides a vehicle with several containers for different domestic items which can

be dangerous to dispose of otherwise. She also said that it was totally free for people to use the service and dispose of paint, varnish, dissolvent, tyres, batteries, oil, bulbs, fluorescent items, x-rays,

medicines, white goods, phone and computer equipment, printer and photocopier cartridges. This prevents them from being disposed of in areas where they could cause damage, and means they can be recycled.

Roundabout to honour terrorism victims THE Mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz, attended the inauguration of a roundabout in Avenida Arias de Velasco, dedicated to the victims of terrorism. She was accompanied by the President of the Terrorism Victims’ Association, Angeles Pedraza, members of the association and representatives of the Local and National Police and the Guardia Civil. She thanked the victims and their relatives who were present for their fight for the values of freedom and democracy.

INAUGURATION: At new roundabout.

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U3A talks on the agenda U3A Costa del Sol talks will be held on April 2 in the Reference Library at Lux Mundi, Calle Nueva 3, Fuengirola and are free to members. Visitors welcome at a charge of €5. 11am-12.30pm, General Relativity and Black Holes, speaker, Ian Phillips. The confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in 1919 made him an international celebrity overnight. It predicted gravitational waves, Black Holes and enabled us to use SatNav. Find out why Black Holes are hot. 2.45pm-4.15pm, Joaquin Sorolla, speaker Liz Cochrane. The last Art History talk for this session is a second look at Joaquin Sorolla’s sunlit paintings. For a long time he was forgotten, but now is hailed as one of Spain’s favourite artists.


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Leading the way for Costa tourism HOTELS in Benalmadena registered more than 2.6 million overnight stays in 2013, 4.81 per cent more than in 2012. The average stay increased by 6.32 per cent to 6.22 days and made Benalmadena the leader on the Costa del Sol in this aspect during the summer. It was also the first for hotel occupancy levels, which were at almost 66.5 per cent, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics. The mayor, Paloma Garcia, and Councillor for Tourism, Adolfo Fernandez, announced the results. The mayor pointed out that hotel occupancy levels had been higher, even though there were 600 more places available than in 2012.

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Fat prizes in Malaga TWO winning tickets for the Gordo de la Primitiva lottery, with €93,062 each in prize money, were sold in Malaga.

Factory fatality A MAN, 30, died at a factory in Huelva Province after he fell into a vat of bleach. His colleagues attempted to get him out.

SUMMER LEADER: Benalmadena. She also reported that 75 per cent of people who

visit Benalmadena return to the town.

Beaten over school report A COUPLE have been arrested in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona) for allegedly hitting their nineyear-old son because of his school marks. A restraining order has been issued against them after they allegedly beat the boy repeatedly with a branch or a belt. The abuse was discovered by teachers after he complained that he was in pain. They took him to hospital, where it was found that he had injuries and bruises all over his body. The boy is now with a relative.

Arcade fire SEVERAL people had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a games hall in Malaga, causing some material damage.

Illegal taxis IN 2013, the Junta de Andalucia fined 55 people in Malaga for offering taxi services without a licence to do so.

Needy locals SEVENTY per cent of people who went to the Red Cross in Marbella in 2013 for help were Spanish citizens.

€5.7 invested THE Junta de Andalucia Department of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment has invested €5.7 million in Malaga companies since 2012.


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SAN JUAN households have the highest per capita income in the province and the third highest in the Valencian Community. This is not reflected in the town’s economy, local businesses claimed.

Times past AN early 20th century machine used for selecting raisins has been donated to Javea museum. It recalls the times when the raisin industry was vital to the local economy.

Bargain offer VILLAJOYOSA Town Hall will not have to pay for the new N-332 roundabout at the hospital turnoff. It has been included in the deal with the Bulevar Comarcal developer.

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Motorcyclist airlifted A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured in an accident in the town of Millena, Alicante. The man was taken to Alicante General Hospital by helicopter.

Below freezing TEMPERATURES plunged in Alicante Province on Monday with thermometers in Pinoso falling to below zero. The lowest temperature was recorded in Utiel at -2 degrees.

Case dismissed THE case against six former Torrevieja mayors and councillors, including the current PP Mayor Eduardo Dolon, for an alleged electoral offence assigning the use of the municipal theatre, has been dropped.

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Bin burning ALMOST every night in Almeria the fire brigade is called to put out a bin fire. Each bin fire costs the council around €1,000.

THE Junta de Andalucia has increased the number of bank accounts it holds with local banks in Almeria; 93 per cent of these bank accounts have irregularities.

BAHIA DE DENIA was declared the best of eight muscatels from the Vall de Pop and the Marina Alta. The winning wine was produced in Jalon.

ALICANTE City Hall wants UNESCO to declare Tabarca Island’s history an ‘intangible cultural heritage’. The application is backed by three Italian towns and Tabarka in Tunisia, all historically linked to the island.

and Anime, known as cosplay.

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Thirty-five MS-13 gang members arrested

WORKS presented to the provincial government’s 14th Photography Competition on the subject of the nature surrounding Almeria, will be on show in the Teatro Auditorio until November 3.

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested 35 members of the Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13. MS-13 gang members between the ages of 17 and 25 were detained in an operation called ‘Cruasan’. To dismantle the Central American criminal organisation, a total of 28 searches were conducted throughout various regions, including Alicante. These searches included the confiscation of firearms and other weapons, varying amounts of drugs, and documents which will be analysed by police experts. The MS-13 is a dangerous and violent criminal organisation which has roots in various Central American countries and has been trying to establish itself in Spain. Those arrested represent a wide range of nationalities, including Salvadorian, Romanian, Ecuadorian, Spanish, Bolivian, Honduran, Pakistani, Bulgarian and Moroccan.

VISITOR centres in nature reserves in Almeria now have an online booking service for those who wish to make online reservations to visit any of their installations.

recruited on a temporary training and apprenticeship scheme by Orihuela Town Hall. They will be be given six months work along with two days study.

Swim marathon SWIMMERS took park in an eight-hour swimming marathon at Orihuela’s Water Palace to help buy food, money and hygiene products for the local Red Cross.

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Hiker rescued

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Council contest MOTRIL Council is accepting bids to run the bar in Plaza de España during the ‘Cruces de mayo’ festivities between May 1 and 4.

Guadix caves

A HIKER, 35, had to be airlifted to hospital by the Guardia Civil after falling and breaking his ankle when walking in the Cala Santanyi area.

THE Secretary General of the PSOE in Guadix, Juan Fernandez, has asked the mayor to clarify exactly what is happening with the tourist information point for the caves as no progress is evident.

Violent husband

Mayor innocent

A MAN, 63, is facing five years in prison for allegedly beating his wife with a dog lead in Palma and punching her, causing her to lose three teeth.

THE ex-mayor of La Puebla, Jesus Amurrio, has been cleared of all charges of urban misappropriation. The promoter, involved in the same case, was found guilty and given 18 months.

Bird theft

Out of control

A MAN, 23, has been arrested for stealing 38 birds, including canaries and exotic breeds, from houses in the Llevan area of Mallorca and selling them to pet shops.

TWO bonfires which got out of control caused forest fires in Palma and sa Pobla, destroying 8,000 square metres of bushes and canes.

No bullying

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NATIONAL POLICE have ruled out bullying at school as the cause which led a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide in Palma, and are now questioning her family.

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Dressing up THE Expokatu fair was characterised by a multitude of people dressing up as their favourite characters from Manga

Spring and wine GUADIX Council is putting the final touches to the upcoming Spring and Wine Fair which, this year, will include a ham-cutting competition.

Policeman attacked AN illegal car park attendant, 33, has been arrested in Malaga for allegedly attempting to punch a Local Police officer who had told him to leave the area.


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QROPS: Budget sets time limit Stephen Ward was a member of the UK Government’s Pensions Industry Working Group advising HMRC on the pensions’ legislation changes which introduced Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) in the 2006 Finance Act.

IN one of the most radical budget announcements ever, the pensions industry was rocked by the revolutionary proposals announced by the Chancellor last Wednesday. The freedom to utilise pension funds as individuals see fit in the future, including the option to take all of the fund in cash from age 55 onwards, was something no one could ever imagine happening for UK pension funds. As space is limited I can only highlight some of the changes in this article but a more detailed factsheet is available by emailing bbrannan@prempensions.com The changes from March 27, 2014 1. For the over 60s, pension rights worth up to £30,000 may be taken in cash, but 75 per cent of the amount taken will be subject to UK tax. 2. The maximum income from

By Stephen Ward BA (Econ), ACII, APMI Managing Director, Premier Pension Solutions SL ‘capped drawdown’ increases from 120 per cent to 150 per cent of the amount available from an annuity. 3. If you have secure income of at least £12,000 p.a. then up to 100 per cent of your UK pension fund may be taken as a lump sum at age 55 or later, but will be taxed at your marginal rate. The proposed regime from April 2015 1. No changes in the way benefits may be taken for members of ‘defined benefit’ schemes, in the private or the public sector. 2. Members of UK defined contribution plans, (personal pensions and company money

purchase schemes), will be able to access unlimited amounts through ‘drawdown’ from age 55, but with UK tax payable at the marginal rate. 3. Public sector pension scheme members will not be able to transfer out to a defined contribution scheme, (which would include a QROPS), except in ‘exceptional circumstances’. 4. Members of private sector defined benefit pension schemes will probably also not be able to transfer out to a defined contribution scheme, once again ‘except in exceptional circumstances’. 5. Reducing the 55 per cent special lump sum death benefit charge, but to an unknown level of tax.

Defined Benefit Scheme members must make decisions soon. The revelation that the new flexibility in how benefits may be taken will not be available to members of Defined Benefits Schemes, both public and private sector, as they are for personal pension plans, SIPPs, and other money purchase type arrangements, is something some scheme members may find unfair. So these proposals will prompt many expats to act now, whilst they still can. Where personal circumstances and investment philosophy are appropriate, a transfer to a QROPS before April 2015 will provide the ability to access higher lump sums at outset,

flexible income levels, investment control and better benefits on death and above all tax certainty.

For a free meeting to discuss how these changes may affect your pension fund contact: Brian Brannan Regional Director Premier Pension Solutions SL Tel: 951 508 553 Mobile: 610 926 335 Email: bbrannan@prempensions.com. Webpage: www.prempensions.com Premier Pension Solutions SL (CIF B55414198) is registered with the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) and Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones (DGS) and is an authorised agent of AES Financial Services Ltd, authorised to conduct investment and insurance business.


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Anonymous attack FOUR hooded men reportedly jumped over the border fence at Western Beach and threw stones at RGP who were on routine patrol of the area.

Bastion upkeep WORKERS are carrying out refurbishment work on North Bastion, including removal of weeds that were growing into the fortifications and could undermine its structure.

Nº6 plans ARTIST impressions reveal the plans for the £4.5m transformation of the rear of No 6 Convent Place that fuses modern and traditional design features.

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WHAT’S ON • March 29 Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society Monthly Outing Windmill Hill Flats, Birds, plants and insects (numbers limited book in advance) Meeting: Lathbury Barracks, 9.30am For information: 00 350 54001111 or kbensusan@gonhs.org

Craft & Collectors Fair St Andrew’s Church - Governor’s Parade, 10am to 2pm. Entrance £1 For information: 00350 54023166 or viviend13@hotmail.com

GIBRALTAR featured at the Oxford Literary Festival with the presentation of ‘Cakes and Other Delights: Gibraltar’s History Told Through Food’ by Nhean Haynes de Domecq.

Clean faced MISS GIBRALTAR contestants got rid of their make-up to join the fight against cancer, joining thousands of women across the world in taking a ‘No Make Up Selfie.’

6,000 signatures A BEREAVED mother campaigning for the introduction of speed cameras and penalty points has delivered a petition with nearly 6,000 signatures to Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

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ATCH out if you like a drink! Proposed new traffic laws will give police the power to breath test jaywalking pedestrians. Up until now police could only do that if the pedestrian was involved in a road accident. But now anyone crossing the road where they shouldn’t will be liable to take a test for alcohol and drugs. That is a step too far (excuse the pun). Surely there are enough laws against drunkenness and unruliness without having to resort to alcohol tests at the drop of a hat. There is no need to suspect someone of being drunk - just taking a step onto the road would be enough to have the police descend with their alcohol meters. And on the crowded and often narrow pavements found in many Spanish towns and villages it can be nearly impossible to avoid stepping into the road. It is a charter for harassment of

people who have done nothing wrong and a sign of officialdom’s instinct to criminalise otherwise law-abiding people.

Coastal good news THOUSANDS of owners of beachfront properties built within 100 metres of the high water mark blighted with the threat of demolition, can sleep a little easier now. The new coastal law means they can now sell or pass on as bequests their homes, and has removed the imminent threat of demolition (scheduled for 2018). The old law had effectively made those homes - many already built quite legally - illegal. So some good news, but why do the Spanish authorities insist on putting many innocent people in such a distressing position in the first place? It is bad for tourism, bad for investment, and bad for the country.

ON BOARD: Members give a warm welcome to Suzie and David Malt (centre).

Age Care welcomes two new welfare leaders for Calahonda AGE CARE’S clients and volunteers gathered to welcome Suzie and David Malt as Welfare Leaders for the Calahonda area. Suzie and David take over from Julie Grenfell who, due to work pressures, is unable to fully commit time to the role. Julie thanked the volunteers for making her job easier and said she enjoys volunteering and will continue as many clients have now become friends.

Suzie and David will coordinate volunteers in Calahonda and report to a Team Leader which Age Care is looking to recruit. Anyone interested should contact David Mantle president@agecarecosta. org before Monday. Age Care is a registered association run entirely by volunteers whose aim is to improve the lifestyles of vulnerable older Englishspeaking people on the Costa del Sol.

Anyone who needs help or would like to help, should contact George Glynn at the Age Care Advice Centre on 952 933 409. Visit www.agecarecosta. org, email info@agecare costa.org or pop into one of the coffee mornings: Mondays 11am to1pm in Benalmadena Costa – La Iglesia Bar, nr Bonanza Square, or Tuesdays 11am to 1pm at the El Zoco Café in Supersol.


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Granada cave dwellers evicted SIX cave houses in the Sacromonte area of Granada were evacuated after they were ruled by the city hall as being in danger of collapsing. More than 50 police officers blocked off all entrances and accesses to the Cerro de San Miguel area where the houses are located, and one person was arrested for resisting the authorities and injuring an officer. When the police were leaving, they had to charge as a group had gathered to prevent them from accessing their

vehicles and stones were thrown at them. Seven people were removed from their homes at the end of a legal process which began last autumn when eight cave houses were declared dangerous. The cave dwellers appealed and stopped the first attempt to evict them in December. After they left, a group began working with spades to open up the caves which had been closed. The caves are located on a municipal property which is divided into smaller, privately-owned plots. Many of them are declared legal by the city hall and legally pay water and electricity. Inhabitants and the opposition have THE Andalucia Public Agency of Ports (APPA) has complained that the city fined the Nasir Bin Abdullah & Sons company hall wants to ‘speculate’ €50,000 for not finishing the project of with the land, which has expanding the Port of La Bajadilla, in Marbella, spectacular views of the Alhambra Palace. on time. The city hall responded Qatari sheikh, Abdullah Al-Thani - owner of the company - has, so far, not contested the fine. that those left homeless The project is now two years behind schedule can request help from Social Services. and has no fixed finishing date.

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WATCH sales rose by 17 per cent just before March 19, Father’s Day and also the feast day of Josefas and Joses. The sector sold 23,000 watches, producing a €2.2 million turnover, said watchmakers Ayserco.

Slurry disposal plants may shut

not only wind and solar energy but also the slurry plants, many which could now close. Pig farmers will soon be faced with a “serious problem,” said the mayor of Langa de Duero (Soria). European regulations limit the amount of slurry that can be dumped. Having to go to plants further afield will reduce already slim margins and livestock, farmers said.

Ono says yes to Vodafone VODAFONE has finally pulled off its deal with Spanish telecommunications’ company Ono. The €7.2 billion that the UK-owned company hands over for Ono is the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Spain since 2008. Ono, with 1.9 million clients in 12 autonomous regions, is the country’s largest cable company and has its own high-speed fibre optic network. Based on both companies’ figures in late 2013, Vodafone’s presence on Spain’s broadband market will grow from 7.5 per cent to 21 per cent. Acquiring Ono’s 1.1 million

mobile clients will increase its share of this market from 24.8 per cent to 26 per cent. Between them Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange will now control 90 per cent of Spain’s broadband and mobile market and up to 80 per cent of its customer base. Vodafone, which earned $130 billion (approximately €93 billion) from the sale of its US division last year, is also rumoured to be on the verge of making another big purchase. This time it is looking towards the UK with TalkTalk, the no-longer state owned BT Group and BSkyB possibly in its sights.

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Posh addresses PROPERTIES in Monaco, Hong Kong and London are the world’s most expensive. Prices rose last year by 5 per cent in Madrid, ranked 29th, but fell in Sotogrande, Marbella, Mallorca and Barcelona.

Pay rises SALARIES in Spain’s Public Administration rose by 17.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, compared with 2012, thanks to delayed payment of that year’s civil servants’ bonus.

Catalan cava is still fizzing CATALUÑA’S desire for independence might be unpopular but its cava sales remain buoyant. Despite boycott calls, global sales of Catalan cava fell by only 0.77 per cent to 241.3m bottles in 2013 with a €970 million turnover similar to 2012. Sales in the domestic market fell by 0.47 per cent, an improvement on 2012 when they dropped by

6.28 per cent. The effects of the politically-inspired boycott outside the region have diminished, sources said. The crisis, they continued, exerted a greater influence on sales and although two out of every three bottles are sent abroad, falling exports, particularly to the UK - were important. CAVA: Sales buoyant.

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A pig of a problem SPAIN’S pig farmers have a problem. Usually they send slurry to 33 government-subsidised plants where it generates electricity by cogeneration while converting the waste into dried fertiliser pellets. This will change following the government’s announcement of cuts to sustainable energy subsidies. This affects

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Private money for Renfe STATE railway operator Renfe is looking for private money for its freight service. An investor will be sought through public tender, announced minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor. This will be a ‘positive step’ for all types of freight transport, Pastor maintained, while optimising Spain’s network of steadily improving track and its good geo-strategic position. Opening the door to private investment will arrive once the state operator makes the transition to a holding of four subsidiaries: the Renfe Viajeros passenger service, Renfe Mercancias (freight), Renfe Fabricacion y Mantenimiento (manufacture and maintenance) and Renfe Alquiler de Material Ferriviario. This fourth division which is due to be created in April will lease trains to private operators, Pastor explained. These will eventually compete with Renfe both for the passenger and freight service, she confirmed.

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LOSING a sale is stressful for most salesmen and women. Many sales books claim to offer the key to unlocking the secrets of closing a sale. These tend to confuse the reader and make matters worse. Many a grown man loses it when they come to ask for the order. I was able to reach the close in 30 minutes unless the client asked questions. However, I could not figure out why one sales person was taking up to two hours to explain his product. He couldn’t close. The best advice I ever received on closing a sale could have been written on the back of my business card. ‘Ask for the order.’ Closing the sale really is that simple, so why make a dog’s breakfast out of it. There is, however, one trick that will substantially increase your success rate when closing. Clients are as hesitant of making a decision as the salesman is in asking for the

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order. Often a decision to buy will be put off and ditherers have their excuses ready. Once they say no or that they have to think about it the sale is not going to happen. Never ever ask outright for

CLOSING: Best to use the ‘either this or that’ method. the order but use instead the ‘either this or that’ close. When asking for an appointment the best approach is to suggest, “I have an hour Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon. Perhaps an hour in the evening might be better?” It is difficult to say no to that proposal. The order pad should be on the desk long before you reach this point.

Chasm separates rich and poor THE gulf between Spain’s rich and poor is growing wider. In January, Spain’s Oxfam-Intermon warned that Spain’s 20 greatest fortunes are worth €77 billion equivalent to the earnings of the country’s poorest 20 per cent. The following month Fundecas, the Cajas de Ahorro (savings banks) think-tank, drew attention to the northsouth divide between Spain’s richest and poorest regions.

In the third month of the year comes a third alert, this time from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The effects of the economic crisis on the richest and the poorest 10 per cent are more marked in Spain than in any other OECD member country, the organisation announced recently. The wealthiest 10 per cent barely noticed Spain’s double dip recession, with a 1 per cent drop in annual earnings between 2007 and 2010. Wages for the poorest 10 per cent fell by 14 per cent a year during the same period. The OECD report placed Italy’s rich-poor divide as the second-greatest after Spain’s but while its wealthiest 10 per cent also saw incomes fall by 1 per cent, they fell by only 4 per cent each year for the lowest earners. Spain’s high incomes were 13 times greater in 2010 than the lowest, the OECD found, compared with a 9.4 average. In contrast, the organisation compared the Spanish figures with Iceland’s where the earnings of the richest 10 per cent shrank by an annual 12 per cent and the poorest by 8 per cent. The OECD did not hesitate to identify the root of Spain’s problem. Public aid is not directed towards those most affected by the crisis, according to the report. “Social spending destined for relatively prosperous families is higher than in most other EU countries,” it claimed.

The same rules apply when asking for the order. Always have an Option B to hand. “I think this plan would best suit your needs but the cheaper plan B is a good deal too. Which do you prefer?” That close is also difficult to say no to. I have seen salespersons double and treble their sales simply by using the ‘either this or that’ close.

Wine industry must look abroad to grow THE SPANISH wine industry needs to look abroad if it wants to grow. That is according to a report by Rabobank called La Mancha in the Middle. It says that recent EU support programmes have improved the efficiency in Spanish wine production, but oversupply remains an issue. “While Spain has seen marked improvements in its wine production efficiency as a result of EU subsidies, it still struggles to build penetration in non-EU markets”, states Rabobank analyst, Stephen Rannekleiv. “In conjunction with grubbing-up subsidies, Spain was also a major recipient of vineyard restructuring funds which

has raised yields and is expected to lead to an increase in wine in the market. “A pressing concern for many is that much of this increased production is destined for markets already dealing with their own oversupply issues, such as France and Italy.” While these EU markets will remain important destinations for Spanish bulk wine, the industry must focus efforts on building market demand outside the EU, he added. Spain will need to build stronger brands in international markets, and adopt a more consumer-driven marketing focus which will require continued improvement of grower and brand owner alignment, said the report.


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FAGOR ELECTRODOMESTICOS failed after months of negotiations to reach agreement with its creditors. The appliances firm has now applied to the San Sebastian (Guipuzcoa) courts to go into liquidation.

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FAMILY: Will bring you a wealth of happiness. How many rich and famous people have overdosed on drugs or thrown themselves from buildings? So many! Singer Amy Wine house, fashion designer Alexander McQueen, actor Heath Ledger - it’s not as though these people were out begging on the street, quite the opposite, they had loads of money, but that didn’t seem to mean that they were happy.

A documentary film called ‘Happy’ released in 2011 explores what makes people happy and it discovers that happiness most often comes from experiences that have nothing to do with money. The film, for example, follows a rickshaw driver from India who lives in the

Are Dashcams legally allowed? Q. Following on from your article regarding surveillance cameras. I have You and the fitted in my car a ‘Dashcam,’ videoing traffic to the front and rear of my car. I Law in Spain have captured many examples of bad By David Searl driving, including a large motor-cycle doing a ‘wheelie’ at speed through a red light, a fully loaded coach going through a red light, and cars overtaking on solid white lines. These incidents were recorded onto a memory chip, and transferred to my laptop, which was viewed by friends and family. My aim was to set up a Facebook page to show incidents of bad driving. The images would also be evidence if I am involved in any ‘incident.’ Is any part of the above illegal? T.H. (Torrevieja) A. Yes, practically all of it is illegal. Spain’s law of data protection is quite strict, as we mentioned. There is no law against having the cameras mounted in your car. However, if you record the images and show them to anyone in any form, you have committed an invasion of privacy under the law and you can be subject to severe fines. Further, these images are not admissible as evidence in court. The only strictly ‘legal’ cameras are those fitted in some new cars which basically act as expanded rearview mirrors. Many experts feel these Dashcams would be very useful and are opposed to the law as it stands. Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at Ask@lawtaxspain.com, or call 952 667 090.

slums and earns a minuscule wage. He has nothing of material value in life, but says he feels like the richest man in the world as he has a son, a lovely family and neighbours. Meanwhile, another character documented in the film, a successful European banker, leaves

everything to go work as a volunteer in a hospital because he says he wasn’t happy within his rich and successful life. Wealth can be a vicious circle, where the more one has, the more one wants. Therefore those that might be considered wealthy aren’t always happy.

THOMAS MEYER, founder of Barcelona clothing chain Desigual, sold a 10 per cent stake in the company to French venture capital firm Eurazeo, owner of Europcar and shareholder in Danone, Accor and Elis.

Shares offer TROUBLED frozen fish company Pescanova has offered creditors up to 65 per cent of the company to try to stave off liquidation. Most lenders would have to accept losses of between 60 and 90 per cent.

Madrid landmark could go to China’s richest man SANTANDER BANK, owners of Edificio España, hope to sell the iconic Madrid building. According to El Mundo newspaper, Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, has offered €260 million for the 1953 tower block that was once Spain’s tallest building. Wang Jianlin is president and founder of the Dalian Wanda group, a Chinese real estate, hotels, tourism and entertainment conglomerate. He is worth €16.630 billion and showed interest in Edificio España during a recent visit to Spain at the invitation of Atletico de Madrid football club. The building, which formerly included an hotel, shopping centre, apartments, offices and a rooftop swimming pool, was bought by Santander in 2005 for approximately €389 million. Plans to demolish all but the principal facade and replace the original with luxury flats and shops were later shelved. Investors from China, Brazil and Mexico are also rumoured to be interested in the 1953 building, sources close to the sale process maintained. No firm offers have been received, they added, and

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MAYBE it’s the sunshine and nicer warm afternoons we’re experiencing, but as winter turns to spring, isn’t there a general sense of happiness in the air? According to a report just released, happiness is definitely growing and the reason could be financial insecurity is beginning to abate. This would suggest that money, it seems, might buy happiness, with the report stating that financial security is more important than good health in making people content. I whole-heartedly agree that financial security does offer peace of mind and in certain terms a sense of happiness, but is a secure financial situation a deciding factor when it comes to a person disposition towards happiness?

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EDIFICIO ESPAÑA: A 1953 tower block. prospective buyers are still gathering information. Neither was it impossible that a dearth of tempting offers could persuade Santander to return to its original plan, they said.


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Movistar moans SHEILA SKINNER is not alone. My friend returned to England last July. Her internet provider was informed and standing orders cancelled. Unfortunately, at this moment, we do not know when Movistar was informed as I visited her house in September and discovered that the telephone line was still connected. Movistar were then informed by an interpreter so that no-one misunderstood the situation. The line was finally disconnected in October! In her absence two bills have been received, dated November and December. Our interpreter contacted Movistar again and was told that the number was now allocated to a different person and probably the two

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Big time fraud WELL said Nora Johnson! How refreshing to see an article which tells it like it is, not as most of the media and the current UK government portray it. It is high time the spotlight was turned on the very wealthy tax evaders/avoiders, also private landlords. They are costing the economy billions more than those on benefits, the majority of whom are in low paid jobs which do not pay a living wage.

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It is also worth noting that only £1 billion of benefits are lost to fraud compared to £70 billion lost through tax evasion/ avoidance. Thank you Nora, keep up the good work. M. Brannigan, Vera Playa (Almeria)

Double meaning I’VE just noticed that the Ryvitastyle crispbread that I’ve been enjoying recently as a low calorie substitute for ordinary bread is, in fact, called Knackerbrod. Now I confess to not having a great knowledge of the Teutonic tongue but I do know that ‘brod’ means bread in English and many German words are similar to ours. So just what have I been eating? Perplexed, Valencia

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bills should have been sent to him/her. Would she make further contact in 15 days to confirm or otherwise? Movistar were contacted again but, naturally, a different staff member took the call and said that €25.31 had been credited in error to my friend’s bank account and they (Movistar) tried to reclaim it but the bank had refused. Movistar stated that the bills were sent direct to my friend’s address as they had no other means of reclaiming any money. No refund is shown on her bank statement. Our interpreter has now been told that €23.19 should be paid to Movistar but for what and as a result of an error by whom? P H, Almayate, (Malaga)

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All at sea THE municipal indoor swimming pool in Huercal Overa (Almeria) closed on July 31, 2013 and I read in your newspaper a few weeks ago that the mayor there was hoping to get it reopened very soon. I was a paid-up member of the pool and used it at least three times a week for therapy after having several bone problems. There is absolutely nowhere near us that has an indoor pool and goodness knows when, or if ever, the brand new one in Albox will open. Work restarted on this one two weeks ago and then the Guardia Civil shut the works down. Again, no information anywhere and in the town hall the staff just shrug their shoulders. Tina Turpie (By email)

Opening date GREAT news about the reopening of Cine Paz in Gata (Alicante). We spent many a good Wednesday evening there. Have you any more details regarding the opening? Hopefully they will have a website where we can check the programme. Ray and Wendy, Alcalali (Alicante)

Unsackable IN ‘Lessons to be learnt’ (Issue 1497) Mr McBride fails to understand the underlying cause of Spain’s high unemployment. Spain, along with France, has stringent employment regulations which have created an inflexible labour market. Put another way, Spanish companies cannot lay off employees as easily as UK companies. The French in particular argue that job security is fundamental to safeguarding family life and the social structure of the country. A legitimate argument, some might say, especially for those already in work but not so good if you are looking for employment. It means that companies must be absolutely certain of their future prospects before recruiting new staff because of the difficulties of dismissing them should their business take a downturn. Spanish companies are therefore reluctant to take the same risks as they would in the UK and USA. Much is said of freeing up the labour market here but precious little has been achieved. Ken Bethell, Puerto de Mazarron (Murcia)

On the track IT’S not rocket science and it’s not brain surgery (although it would seem that the latter is needed). Regarding the vanishing Malaysian airline, two things come to mind. Why isn’t every aircraft fitted with a small, floatable electronic device (in case it ditches in water) that breaks away and emits a signal that satellites pick up, pinpointing the position of the incident within 50 metres or so? Secondly, all aircraft are fitted with a device that shows where it is in the sky. What reason should there ever be for it to be disabled by anyone on board the aircraft? This is a stupendously stupid arrangement and no-one can convince me that it is necessary. Keith Hallam, Blackpool (UK)

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OPINION & COMMENT LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT

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DO get fed up with people telling me I’m merely being paranoid when I discuss the decline of the UK and its society. These people (and I’m delighted to say there are now far fewer than in the past!) seem to forget, that in my dual role as a working entertainer and columnist, I speak and am contacted by a tremendous number of so called ‘ordinary folk,’ from all walks of British life. I can tell you quite categorically, they are all now totally peed off with what is happening to our once great country. They are sick of the leniency shown toward criminals, they are sick of the laws and ‘human rights’ favouring ethnic and other minorities. They are sick of the ghettos, embedded like cancerous tumours in most of their great cities. They are sick of piddling bureaucrats.

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IN DECLINE: The attitude of the British public is changing. They are sick of being ruled by decisions made in other countries and they are heartily sick of Islamic bigots who seem to be able to get away with just about anything. The tolerant mood of the British public is undoubtedly changing. People are

beginning to speak out. Most have been quiet up to now; almost afraid to air their views in case of being accused of bigotry or racism. Well no more. And why shouldn’t they, when the ranting of their enemies (and believe me, they

are enemies) are not only allowed to be aired just about anywhere, but also when they contain blatant, hate provoking anti-British rhetoric, are punished by a mere slap on the wrist? If that level of incitement was aired in public by a member of the BNP they would be undoubtedly thrown in jail. In my cabaret spot, I have a couple of fairly light digs at the ‘changing face’ of Britain. When I first used the remarks they were met mainly by an almost fearful silence. As time went on the odd chuckle was the result. Over a period the chuckles turned into unchecked laughter. The same remarks are now greeted not only by laughter, but often applause.

A more accurate barometer for the changing attitude of the British public would be hard to imagine. I think one of the reasons for the disquiet is because, even with Cameron’s declarations, not much has changed. I suggest Dave and the team start speeding up the instigation of a few of their election promises, before a thoroughly fed up British public begin to take to the streets. If that happens then the prophecies of Enoch Powell may finally come to pass, coupled with finding Mr Farage and colleagues posing on the steps of Number 10! Have a good week. Try to lend a helping hand. and whatever ya do, always keep the faith Love Leapy Leapylee2002@gmail.com


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7:00am CITV 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Murder, She Wrote 11:30am The Unforgettable... 12:00pm ITV News and Weather 12:10pm River Monsters 1:10pm Agatha Christie's Marple 3:05pm Big Star's Little Star 4:05pm Moonraker 6:35pm Local News and Weather 6:50pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Catchphrase 8:00pm Surprise Surprise 9:00pm Endeavour 11:00pm ITV News and Weather 11:15pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories 12:15am Crocodile Hunter Diaries 12:45am Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 1:40am The Store 3:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 5:10am ITV Nightscreen

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7:00am Beauty and the Geek 7:45am The Hot Desk 7:55am Emmerdale Omnibus 10:40am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:10pm The Xtra Factor 2:10pm Britain's Got More Talent 3:15pm You've Been Framed! 3:45pm Kangaroo Jack 4:45pm FYI Daily 4:50pm Kangaroo Jack 5:35pm Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 7:00pm Casper 8:00pm FYI Daily 8:05pm Casper 9:00pm Two Weeks Notice 10:00pm FYI Daily 10:05pm Two Weeks Notice 11:00pm The Only Way is Essex 11:50pm Party Wright Around the World 12:50am The Big Reunion 2:20am Mom 2:45am Mom 3:10am The Vampire Diaries 3:50am Teleshopping

BBC3/ 5:30am Pramface 8:00pm The Voice UK 10:15pm Hair 11:15pm Family Guy 12:00am American Dad! 12:25am Bluestone 12:55am Bluestone 1:25am Wilfred 1:47am Wilfred 2:09am Wilfred 2:31am Wilfred 2:53am Wilfred 3:15am Bad Education 3:45am Bluestone 4:15am Bluestone 4:45am Kerry

Wilfred (Sitcom) BBC 3 from 1:25am to 1:47am Offbeat comedy series about a man who sees his neighbour's dog Wilfred as a man in a canine costume.

BBC4/ SkyMoviesAction/ 8:00pm Time Shift

11:00pm

SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Sinbad 2:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 3:00pm Futurama 3:30pm Futurama 4:00pm Modern Family

4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm Modern Family 6:00pm Modern Family 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm Modern Family 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Simpsons

9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Hawaii Five-0 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00am Miami SWAT/Border Invasion USA

SkyMoviesComedy/ 8:00am Mousehunt 9:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 10:00am Pitch Perfect 12:05pm Scary Movie 3

•Uma Thurman •David Carradine •Lucy Liu •Vivica A. Fox •Daryl Hannah •Michael Madsen

1:40pm Look Who's Talking 3:20pm Look Who's Talking Too 4:50pm Look Who's Talking Now! 6:35pm As Good as It Gets 9:00pm Pitch Perfect 11:00pm Scary Movie 3 12:30am Blazing Saddles 2:10am A Fantastic Fear of Everything 3:55am Look Who's Talking

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Film, 2003) After waking up from a coma, a female contract killer known only as The Bride (Uma Thurman, pictured) is devastated to learn that she is no longer pregnant with the child she carried before the incident that landed her in hospital. Switching between flashbacks and the present day, the film follows The Bride's mission for revenge. She escapes from hospital, visits Japan in search of a new sword, and tracks down the people who betrayed her, including their leader Bill (David Carradine). The highlight of the film takes place in a crowded restaurant in Japan where The Bride is pitted against former partner O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) and her personal army.

SkyMoviesAction/ 9:50am Men in Black 3 11:40am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2:40pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 5:40pm The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 9:00pm Men in Black 3 11:00pm Kill Bill: Vol. 1

SkyMoviesDrama/ 11:00am Under the Tuscan Sun 1:00pm The Oranges 2:40pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 4:20pm The Top Ten Show 2014 4:35pm Trouble with the Curve 6:30pm Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 9:00pm The Great Gatsby

9:00pm The Review Show

10:00pm The Poet Who Loved the War: Ivor Gurney 11:00pm Mark Lawson Talks to... 12:00am What Do Artists Do All Day? Albert Watson 12:30am Pendle Witch Child 1:30am Time Shift 2:30am Robert Plant: By Myself 3:30am The Genius of Bert Jansch: Folk, Blues and Beyond


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7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Rip Off Britain 8:50am Watchdog Test House 9:20am Wanted Down Under 10:05am The Restaurant Man 11:05am Great British Railway Journeys 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Cash in the Attic 2:30pm Nature of Britain 3:30pm Cagney and Lacey 4:15pm Himalaya with Michael Palin 5:15pm 'Allo, 'Allo! 5:45pm 'Allo, 'Allo! 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 7:30pm The Voice: Louder on Two 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm Mary Berry Cooks 10:00pm The Plantagenets 11:00pm Rev 11:30pm Newsnight 12:15am Weather 12:20am Louis Theroux's LA Stories Edge of Life. 1:20am Viking Art - A Culture Show Special 2:20am This is BBC Two 5:00am Infested! Living with Parasites

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7:00am Countdown 7:45am Will and Grace 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Phil: Secret Agent Down Under 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm River Cottage Bites 1:10pm Reap the Wild Wind 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm Nigel Farage: Who are You? 9:30pm Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade 10:00pm One Born Every Minute 11:00pm Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 12:05am Gogglebox 1:10am Random Acts 1:15am Little Children 3:30am Hostages 4:15am The Good Wife 5:05am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures

7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of New Jersey 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Mom 10:30pm Mom 11:00pm American Pie Presents Band Camp 12:00am FYI Daily 12:05am American Pie Presents Band Camp 12:55am Two and a Half Men 1:55am Dads 2:20am Dads 2:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

SkyMoviesDrama/

Hyde Park on Hudson (Film, 2012)

5:20pm

SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 7:00am UK Border Force 8:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 9:00am Modern Family 9:30am Modern Family 10:00am Futurama 11:00am Hawaii Five-0 12:00pm Hawaii Five-0 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

3:00pm All Aboard: East Coast Trains 4:00pm The Middle 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Futurama 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm Modern Family

10:30pm About a Boy 11:00pm Stella 12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles

SkyMoviesComedy/ 9:00am Stepping Out 11:00am Here Comes the Boom 12:50pm Scary Movie 5 2:20pm That's My Boy

• Bill Murray • Laura Linney •Samuel West

4:20pm The Five-Year Engagement 6:30pm 2 Days in New York 8:10pm Here Comes the Boom 10:00pm Scary Movie 5 11:35pm That's My Boy 1:35am The Five-Year Engagement

SkyMoviesDrama/ 9:10am The Lucky One

In 1939, president Franklin D Roosevelt welcomes the distinguished British monarchy to America, where cultural differences offer tests for both visitor and host. Biographical drama.

10:55am Dangerous Liaisons 1:00pm First Night 3:00pm Walk the Line 5:20pm Hyde Park on Hudson 7:00pm Ask the Dust 9:00pm The Break-Up 11:00pm Before Midnight 12:50am Dangerous Liaisons

SkyMoviesAction/ 7:00am Firewalker

BBC3/ 8:00pm The Women's Football Show 8:30pm Would I Lie to You? 9:00pm Junior Paramedics 10:00pm Life and Death Row 11:00pm Growing Up Down's 12:00am Family Guy 12:23am Family Guy 12:46am Family Guy 1:10am Life and Death Row 2:10am Kris: Dying to Live 3:05am Impractical Jokers 3:35am Fuzzbox 4:00am Life and Death Row

Would I Lie to You? (Quiz Show) BBC 3 from 8:30pm to 9:00pm Comedy panel show in which team mates must remain pokerfaced while revealing personal stories previously known only to their closest confidantes, being put through their paces in a quickfire lies round, and explaining their real or invented relationship with a mystery studio guest - all with the ultimate aim of discerning the truth from the fiction.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys

9:00pm Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

9:00am The Scorpion King 10:40am Assault on Precinct 13 12:40pm Fast and Furious 6 2:55pm Lethal Weapon 3 5:00pm The Jewel of the Nile 7:00pm Assault on Precinct 13 9:00pm Fast and Furious 6 11:15pm Lethal Weapon 3 1:20am The Man with the Iron Fists

10:00pm Mission to Mars: A Horizon Special 11:00pm Storyville 12:15am Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures 1:15am The Walshes 1:45am Brushing Up on... 2:15am Great British Railway Journeys 2:45am Mission to Mars: A Horizon Special 3:45am Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home


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

7:00am Countdown 7:45am Will and Grace 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Phil: Secret Agent Down Under 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 1:10pm The Cowboys 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Kirstie's Best of Both Worlds 10:00pm New Worlds 11:10pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 11:55pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:55am Random Acts 1:00am Pokerstars.Com EPT London 2:05am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:30am Transworld Sport 3:25am Mobil 1 The Grid 3:50am Garmin Arenacross 4:15am Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

7:00am Emmerdale 7:25am Coronation Street 7:55am Coronation Street 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of New Jersey 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm The Vampire Diaries 11:00pm Celebrity Juice 11:50pm American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile 12:50am FYI Daily 12:55am American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile 1:55am Two and a Half Men 2:20am Two and a Half Men

BBC3/ 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Hair 11:00pm Killer Magic 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am Hair 2:10am Killer Magic 2:40am Life and Death Row 3:40am C-Bomb 4:00am Hair

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

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys

SkyMoviesComedy/

Napoleon Dynamite (Film, 2004)

5:40pm

SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 10:00am Futurama 11:00am Hawaii Five-0 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm All Aboard: East Coast Trains 4:00pm The Middle 5:00pm Futurama

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Disney's Greatest Moments 11:00pm Hawaii Five-0 12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am The Smoke

SkyMoviesComedy/ 10:35am You, Me and Dupree 12:25pm Salvation Boulevard 2:05pm She Wants Me 3:35pm Think Like a Man 5:40pm Napoleon Dynamite 7:20pm Mad Dog and Glory 9:00pm You, Me and Dupree

•Jon Heder •Jon Gries •Aaron Ruell •Efren Ramirez •Diedrich Bader

11:00pm Someone Marry Barry 12:45am Caddyshack

SkyMoviesAction/ 10:50am 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded 12:35pm Battleship 2:50pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Geeky high schooler Napoleon fancies quiet Deb but can't ask her to the prom. His brother Kip has an online relationship and dreams of being a cage fighter, while his uncle Rico is more interested in his mailorder timetravel machine.

4:40pm The Mummy 6:50pm The Karate Kid 9:00pm Battleship

SkyMoviesDrama/ 9:00am Trouble with the Curve: Sky Movies Special 9:20am Borrowed Time 11:00am Runaway Bride

1:00pm Go for It! 2:40pm Philadelphia 4:50pm Oka! 6:45pm The Top Ten Show 2014 7:00pm Runaway Bride 9:00pm 13 Going on 30 10:45pm The Four Feathers 1:05am Permanent Record

9:00pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:30pm Weird Nature

10:00pm Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain 11:00pm The First World War 11:50pm Could We Survive a Mega-Tsunami? 12:50am Time Shift 1:50am Madness in the Desert: Paris to Dakar Rally 2:50am Weird Nature 3:20am Weird Nature 3:50am Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain


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7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 8:45am Saints and Scroungers 9:15am Wanted Down Under 10:00am Antiques Roadshow 11:00am Food and Drink 11:30am See Hear 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Instant Resturant 2:45pm Cash in the Attic 3:30pm Cagney and Lacey 4:15pm Planet Earth 5:15pm The Great British Bake Off 6:15pm Antiques Roadshow 7:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 7:30pm The Voice: Louder on Two 8:00pm Clegg v Farage Debate 9:00pm Collectaholics 10:00pm Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal 11:00pm W1A 11:30pm Newsnight 12:15am Weather 12:20am Horizon 1:20am See Hear 1:50am This is BBC Two 5:00am Howard Goodhall's Story of Music: 2

7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Auf Wiedersehen My Pet 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Big Star's Little Star 10:00pm Law and Order: UK 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Holiday 2:00am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

7:00am Countdown 7:45am Will and Grace 8:10am Will and Grace 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Phil: Secret Agent Down Under 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm River Cottage Bites 1:20pm The War Lord 3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Secret Eaters 10:00pm Dead Famous DNA 11:00pm First Dates 12:00am Embarrassing Bodies 1:00am Random Acts 1:05am Music Nation 1:35am I Killed My Mother 3:20am Paper Moon 5:10am Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not

7:00am Emmerdale 7:30am Britain's Got More Talent 8:25am You've Been Framed! 8:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30am Dinner Date 10:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Britain's Got More Talent 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of New Jersey 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Party Wright Around the World 11:00pm The Only Way is Essex 11:50pm The Big Reunion 1:20am Two and a Half Men 1:45am Two and a Half Men 2:15am Party Wright Around the World 3:05am Life's Funniest Moments 3:30am Teleshopping

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5:00pm

SATELLITE CHANNELS/ Sky1/ 9:00am Modern Family 9:30am Modern Family 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am Hawaii Five-0 12:00pm Hawaii Five-0 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 3:00pm All Aboard: East Coast Trains 4:00pm The Middle 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm Champions League Quarter Final 11:00pm Duck Quacks Don't Echo 12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am About a Boy 2:30am Hawaii Five-0

SkyMoviesComedy/ 5:45am Good Burger 7:25am Hairbrained 9:05am Cool Runnings

10:50am Fun with Dick and Jane 12:25pm The Dukes of Hazzard 2:15pm In and Out 3:50pm So Undercover 5:30pm Cool Runnings 7:20pm Fun with Dick and Jane 9:00pm The Dukes of Hazzard 11:00pm Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 12:40am Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 2:20am The Top Ten Show 2014 2:35am In and Out 4:20am The Hangover Special

•Britt Robertson •Dylan O'Brien •Craig Roberts

SkyMoviesAction/ 4:45am Resident Evil: Apocalypse 6:30am Secrets of Skyfall 7:00am Flight of the Intruder 9:05am The Karate Kid, Part II 11:05am Volcano 1:00pm Jack the Giant Slayer 3:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 4:45pm The Mummy Returns 7:00pm The Karate Kid, Part II 9:00pm Jack the Giant Slayer 11:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 12:45am Crank

The First Time (Film, 2012) When teenagers Dave and Aubrey meet at a house party, they bond over their difficulties with love. But as they continue to bump into each other over the course of the weekend, is there a chance romance could blossom between them?

2:20am Speed 4:20am Mad Max

SkyMoviesDrama/ 5:05am Anastasia 7:00am Racing with the Moon 8:55am We Bought a Zoo 11:05am Beyond the Sea 1:10pm Sparkle 3:10pm Darling Companion 5:00pm The First Time 6:45pm We Bought a Zoo 9:00pm Lincoln 11:30pm Beyond the Sea 1:40am Cinderella Man 4:10am Down the Shore 5:50am Evita

BBC3/ 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Invasion of the Job Snatchers 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm Impractical Jokers 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:50am American Dad! 1:10am Invasion of the Job Snatchers 2:10am Impractical Jokers 2:40am Bad Education 3:10am Hair 4:10am The Cariad Show 4:30am Pramface

Impractical Jokers (Comedy, 2012) BBC 3 from 11:30pm to 12:00am Hidden camera show where four friends - Joel Dommet, Roisin Conaty, Paul McCaffrey and Marek Larwood - compete to embarrass each other in everyday situations.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm African Railway 10:00pm Versailles: The Dream of a King 11:00pm David Attenborough's First Life 12:00am Parks and Recreation

12:20am Parks and Recreation 12:40am The Walshes

TCM/ 6:00am The Three Stooges in Orbit 7:30am Gunsmoke 8:30am Gunsmoke 9:35am Son of Paleface 11:25am Marooned 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Odessa File 6:25pm The Last Wagon 8:20pm His Majesty O'Keefe 10:00pm The Glimmer Man 11:45pm El Condor 1:45am The Glimmer Man 3:20am The Omen

1:15am Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History 2:15am Great British Railway Journeys 2:45am African Railway

3:45am Versailles: The Dream of a King


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with chemicals in the saliva, crystallising into a stone. Bacterial infection. Any bacterial infection of the nose, mouth or throat, can lead to bad breath. Certain rare cancer cells also have an odour and are more easily infected than ordinary cells so when they occur in the nose, throat, tonsils or larynx it can smell when breathing out. Mouthwash. People use mouthwash assuming it will freshen breath, but some containing alcohol can do the opposite as it dries the mouth out making bad breath worse. Eating too much protein. Lots of protein can result in bad breath.


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Estelle Mitchell www.thebodyworksclinic.com HAMMER TOES is the term used to describe toes that buckle or curl under, usually because of a muscle imbalance or tight tendons. Over time, these toes may hurt and make movement more difficult and there is often discomfort at the top part of the toe due to rubbing against the shoe. Hammer toes vary in severity and in number of joints and toes involved. In general, any of the toe joints can buckle except the big toe and may be either flexible or rigid, a flexible joint may become rigid with age. You can straighten a flexible hammer toe with your fingers and, although they look painful, flexible hammer toes may not hurt. A rigid hammer toe cannot be moved, even with the help of the fingers. Rigid joints may cause pain and distort foot movement putting extra stress on the ball of the foot. Symptoms do not usually start until the problem is well established. They are often first noticed when a corn develops on the top of the toe and becomes painful, usually when wearing tight shoes. There may also be a bursa under the corn or instead of a corn, depending on the pressure. Most of the symptoms are due to pressure from footwear on the toe as it buckles. Hammer toes can be due to a number of things. Several factors are known to increase the risk of developing hammer toes: • Hereditary • Arthritis • Tight footwear.

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HAMMER TOES: Several factors are known to increase the risk.

Changing the type of footwear hammer toes can easily be solved worn is a very important step! through fitting and wearing When choosing a shoe, make sure computerised prescriptive orthotics, the toe box is high and broad and designed specifically for you can accommodate the Modern-day orthotics are hammer toes so that there small, thin and very Changing light, is less friction against unobtrusive, fitting easily the type of into all shoes. the toes. The cause of most In basic terms, footwear is foot problems is simply orthotics will allow the a very how you walk and it is foot to function correctly fairly certain that if your important allowing the muscles to parents and/or grandrelax and the tendons to step! lengthen parents had problems in their and perform as they feet or even knees, hips or back, are designed to. The alternative, then you will have most likely with success not guaranteed, is inherited a similar set of issues. surgery to cut the tendons of the Fortunately, and with exception of toes and to reposition the joints. severe cases, the problem of This can be a painful operation with patients often having to wear a surgical boot for a few weeks. If the hammer toes are such that there is no that could even be achieved by some kind alternative to surgery, greater due to the high of disorder, it not only then orthotics must be number of patients affects a person’s worn after the operation which are intellectual capacity allowing the feet to undiagnosed. and performance, but function normally and to The most frequent also increases the risk prevent a recurrence in sleep disorder is of hypertension and the other toes. insomnia (20-30 per likelihood of developing cent) followed by other diseases If you have any restless legs syndrome including Parkinson’s or questions related to the affecting approximately Alzheimer’s (between symptoms and/or 5 per cent of the 42 and 98 per cent of treatment of Hammer patients population and sleep Parkinson’s Toes please call The apnea (2-4 per cent). and 25 per cent of Bodyworks Clinic on patients SEN said that when Alzheimer’s 952 883 151 or visit adequate sleep is not suffer sleep disorders). www.TheBodyworks Clinic.com

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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ’ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

in history 1905: Fingerprints are first used to solve a high-profile murder case in South London. 1939: The Spanish Civil war ends with Republicans raising the white flag over Madrid, putting Nationalist dictator Franco in power. 1957: The BBC pulls the ultimate April Fool joke with its spoof spaghetti crop documentary. 1959: The Dalai Lama escapes through the Himalayas from Tibet to India on foot in the face of Chinese crackdown in Lhasa. 1973: US troops begin their withdrawal from Vietnam as Hanoi releases the last US prisoners of war, two months after the Vietnam peace treaty was signed. 1973: Marlon Brando declines Oscar award for his performance in The Godfather in protest at Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in films. 1977: Two charter 747 jumbo jets collide on the Canary Islands airport runway, killing 582 passengers and crew members. 1979: A nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island overheats, leading to America’s most serious nuclear accident. 1981: US president Ronald Reagan is shot by a lone gunmen in Washington, DC, sending shockwaves through the country. 1982: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands, a cause of friction between Argentina and Britain since being claimed by the latter in 1833. 1989: Millions of Russian voters cast their ballots in parliamentary elections in their first chance to vote for non-official communist leaders. 1990: Anti-poll tax demonstrations in London turn into the worst riots in a century. 1991: The jury in the Hillsborough disaster in which 95 football fans were crushed to death returns a verdict of accidental death.

Women’s wit The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.’

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World of English Doug Larson If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

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Fill all the empty squares using the numbers 1 to 9, so that the sum of each horizontal block equals the ‘clue’ on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top. No number may be used in the same block more than once.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Your efforts to get your message across might be best delayed for seven days. Fickle Venus and flighty Mercury will cross swords with other planets, so keep your ideas and emotions grounded. Take nothing for granted on Tuesday, and don't agree to anything without the facts.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) You will see the advantage of working towards a new location, or even a specific makeover for your domestic scene. Either way, wait for a further green light, especially where money’s concerned. Monday and Thursday are delicate days, so play it cool. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Refuse to be miffed by whatever disagreements or difficulties clutter your world. The sooner you get on with things, the better for your peace of mind. Even this week's affrays and dismays are simply passing clouds. Put yourself first, and things will start to change. There’s no telling what might occur, especially if you explore new options. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Move forward on this week’s positive waves of optimism. Treat yourself, but don’t over-indulge your temptations. The planets aren’t dancing to all your wants and desires. If certain situations or individuals seem complicated, wait until the dust settles, then follow your hunches. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) There's a saying that if it doesn’t rain, it pours, so keep an umbrella of humour to hand. April is around the corner, and with it, a much happier trend for your workaday, social and financial prospects. Strive through this showery emotional week, and the sunshine will surely follow. Meanwhile, focus on the now.

March 30: Eric Clapton, 68. Musician. Member of Cream he was ranked second greatest guitar player of all time. He collaborated with Bob Dylan on the 1976 album No Reason to Cry.

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WEAKLY (10)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Rigged, 2 Rugged, 3 Arrive, 4 Streak, 5 Grease, 6 Rental, 7 Swayed, 8 Invert, 9 Slayer, 10 Waving, 11 Dining, 12 Meager, 13 Dinner, 14 Farmer, 15 Sender, 16 Seized, 17 Others, 18 Waters, 19 Worthy

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March 29: Eric Idle, 70. Comedian. An original member of the innovative Monty Python comedy troupe. He sang 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' at the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

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March 27: Nathan Fillion, 42. Actor. Best known for his ongoing role in Castle he also had a small part in the award winning film Saving Private Ryan.

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Don’t jump from one financial frying pan into another. Take it easy on all fronts, especially where your money, emotions and other people's moods are at odds with your ideas. There will be more than one good reason to compromise a little.

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Important things are signalled by the stars. There are gains to be made in many different areas. Just keep believing things will work out for the best for you and they will.

PRAYER

BEARDS

March 28: Duquesa de Alba. Aristocrat. Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva is the 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes. Best known for her outspoken attitude, she is the third woman to carry the title in her own right. According to Guinness World Records she has more recognised titles than any other noble in the world.

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LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Scanning the rest of the starsigns, you’ll see that you have many things in common this week: challenging influences at work and play, and during other clogging capers. Unexpected events, finances, or the usual everyday frustrations could pile on the pressure.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) The full moon in your own sign is a powerful ally against this week’s planetary fracas. Speak from the heart and reject any ambiguous emotional games. It's the only way to clear the air and truly know where you're heading.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) You’re not the only member of the zodiac who’ll have to toughen up. It’ll pay you to chill on Tuesday, be patient on Wednesday, and put your potent insights into orbit throughout the weekend. Although certain set arrangements are liable to veer off track, some discussions and shared commitments are slowly but firmly improving.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) There’s a financial theme to many of your plans and ideas. Above all, spend with care and examine all offers carefully. Rely on your sixth sense, especially where close-to-you matters are concerned. Give more thought to what you hope to have achieved in 12 months from now. Be patient, especially over personal stresses and strains.

March 31: Ewan McGregor, 42. Movie actor. Best known for his role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy he also starred in British classic Trainspotting. April 1: Susan Boyle, 52. Singer. Gained worldwide recognition after singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ during an audition for Britain’s Got Talent. April 2: Linford Christie, 53. Olympian. British runner and Olympic gold medallist in the 100 metres at the 1992 Barcelona games. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Your emotions, extra expenses and other domestic pressures are on the boil. Put off major decisions until next week. Meanwhile, loosen up, walk into some creative space, and if necessary, talk to someone who understands your ups and downs. There are good things waiting to happen, so refuse to lose your nerve. PISCES (February 20 - March 20) It’s both a vertical and horizontal week. What goes right somewhere could easily go wrong elsewhere. Sensitive Venus conspires with touchy Mars to trigger tensions and troubles. If you're aware of where others are coming from, you'll be fine. You’ll have fun, but don't let your spending splurges rule your head on Wednesday or Saturday.

FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY 1. By what stage name was the British teen idol, singer and actor, who was born in Acton in June 1940 and originally named Terence ‘Terry’ Nelhams-Wright, better known? 2. In which Indian city did Mother Theresa found her famous Mission of Charity in October 1950? 3. Manchester United in 1908 and Liverpool in 2001, were the first and last winners, respectively, of which annual football trophy? 4. To what did John II of Portugal rename the mountainous promontory south of Cape Town, South Africa, near the southern extremity of Africa, originally known as the Cape of Storms (Cabo das Tormentas)? 5. Which Antiguan-born, British boxer won the world (WBC) light-middleweight boxing title in March 1979, knocking out the champion Rocky Mattioli in Sanremo, Italy in the ninth round? 6. Which cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park, is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting almost every 91 minutes? 7. Which Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields musical, first produced on Broadway in 1966, features the songs Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life? 8. Which famous comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer and author, who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television and on the radio, was born in Eltham on May 29, 1903?

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

TARGET: Average: 18 Good: 23 Very good: 33 Excellent: 40

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION peer, peri, pier, pore, prof, prow, ripe, rope, weep, wipe, power, prier, prior, repro, riper, roper, wiper, prefer, ropier, FIREPOWER

Word Ladder NEAR

EAST

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

NEAR NEAT NEST VEST VAST EAST

John Lee Hancock directs this biographical drama starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as Walt Disney and P.L. Travers respectively. It tells the story of the development of the Mary Poppins film from when the struggling author arrives in Los Angeles to finally meet Walt Disney who, at his daughter’s request, has been seeking to acquire the rights to the film.

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

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Funagram Unscramble the name of an English comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter: DRAB KENYAN

Across 1 Discourage a lie down and a shower (8) 4 I’m in the French fruit tree (4) 7 Vocalise about large arm support (5) 9 Inflexible outfit I associated with duke (5) 11 The Middle East is the subject (5) 12 Gets a glimpse of what they confiscate, so we hear (5) 13 Are red letters less cheap? (6) 15 Old Bob Power runs around and turns away (6) 19 Girth control methods? (5) 21 Crown found in a Croatia railway station (5) 23 Nowadays a small party will improvise (2-3) 24 Glen I destroyed in Scotland (5) 25 Stinging wild rose (4) 26 Prepare a fashion for a comeback (8)

Unscramble the name of a well-known colourful butterfly (two words): MARRIED LAD FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: DANNY BAKER, RED ADMIRAL

Play on Words

LY LIKE ultimately grows old (4) 8 Birds initially get eaten every Sunday evening (5) 10 More ironic machine (5) 14 Declare Nagasaki includes a sports venue (5) 16 Lack of fighting sounds like a scrap

(5) 17 Organised a miners’ conference (7) 18 Well established place for horse (6) 19 Europeans’ odd sedan (5) 20 Exchanged head of state, elderly (4) 22 Point of view for fish (5)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 23 represents J and 16 represents Y, so fill in J every time the figure 23 appears and Y every time the figure 16 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Juicy fruit (5) 3 Give a benediction to (5) 7 Staying power (7) 9 Monarch (5) 10 Additional (5) 11 Special loved one (7) 12 Make unhappy (6) 14 Sports attire (6) 18 Bugs (7) 20 Gain knowledge (5) 22 Cause to smile (5) 23 Raise to higher position (7) 24 Additional payment (5) 25 Closely packed (5)

Down 1 Own (7) 2 Separated from (5) 3 Cognac (6) 4 Mistake (5) 5 Enlisted man (7) 6 Shoulder gesture (5) 8 Very angry (5) 13 Interrupt (7) 15 Divide by two (5) 16 Open and genuine (7) 17 Strengths (6) 18 European country (5) 19 Dirt free (5) 21 Once more (5)

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

O DO DO U

Answers: Highly likely, Nothing to do with you

Down 1 The side in red lived (7) 2 Arranged satin for a loved one (5) 3 Is Shakespearian king returning to this country? (6) 5 The First Lady touring Oklahoma will awaken memories (5) 6 In America, doing these crosswords,

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Thatch, 5 Pagans, 8 Olga, 9 Awakened, 10 Majestic, 11 Keen, 12 Blast, 14 Inner, 18 Vile, 20 Aberdeen, 22 Penitent, 23 Adam, 24 Weight, 25 Start. Down: 2 Holdall, 3 Trade, 4 Hearth, 5 Plaice, 6 Gherkin, 7 Niece, 13 Seeking, 15 Elegant, 16 Parent, 17 Depths, 19 Irene, 21 Drama. QUICK Across: 1 Scream, 4 Scrimp, 9 Let, 10 Overawe, 11 Mundane, 12 Solve, 13 Fetch, 15 Scope, 20 Again, 22 Eclairs, 24 Useless, 25 Ape, 26 Sweden, 27 Friend.

Across 1 To sew (5) 4 Century (5) 7 Todo (en su totalidad) (3) 8 Breath (respiration) (7) 9 Faja (de tela) (4) 10 Tornillos (en punta) (6) 14 Quizás (7) 16 Garlic (3) 17 Bee (5) 18 Estrellas (5)

Down 1 Cangrejos (de mar) (5) 2 Rebajas (5) 3 Royal (4) 4 Maletas (para equipaje) (9) 5 Pistola (arma) (3) 6 Gold (metal, commodity, currency) (3) 11 Stage (of a journey) (5) 12 Zapatos (5) 13 House (4) 14 Guisante (3) 15 Laughs (3)

Down: 1 Solemn, 2 Retinue, 3 Aroma, 5 Classic, 6 Ideal, 7 Pamper, 8 Level, 14 Convene, 16 Private, 17 Caress, 18 Repel, 19 Ascend, 21 Amuse, 23 Loser. ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Aula, 3 Bache, 8 Mariposas, 9 Mosca, 10 Ancla, 12 Respuesta, 14 Alley, 15 Onda. Down: 1 Alfombra, 2 Lambs, 4 Applause, 5 His, 6 Treasure, 7 Escarcha, 11 Chain, 13 Sol.


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WITH 1,093 patents to his name, Thomas Edison is perhaps the most prolific inventor ever. His Menlo Park, New Jersey ‘Invention Factory’ could, he boasted, invent something minor every 10 days and a ‘Big Trick’ every six months. Here are Edison’s 10 best ‘Big Tricks’: 1. Phonograph: Also known as the gramophone, this amazing invention, from 1877, allowed for the recording and reproduction of audible sounds. The cylinders were made first of paraffin paper and later of metallic foil.

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2. Durable light bulb (40 hours): He did not invent the light bulb, as is popularly thought but did come up with a commercially viable version of it with improved durable incandescent material, a better vacuum and a filament material of higher resistance.

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5. Carbon microphone: Also known as the button microphone this transducer converts sound to an electrical audio signal. It is made of two metal plates separated by grains of carbon which change the electrical resistance producing sound waves.

Just Joking What happened when the butcher backed into his meat grinder? He got a little behind in his work! I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

9. Kinematograph (motion picture camera): Edison wanted to make ‘an instrument that does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.’ This was later improved on by the Lumiere brothers Louis and Auguste.

encourages his daughter to fight for her right to an education.

10. Kinetoscope (peep hole viewer): This is an early motion picture device designed to allow one individual at a time to see stop-and-go film movement. It was not a projector, but was the forerunner of what would become the industry standard.

PHONOGRAPH: An amazing invention.

4. Alkaline battery: Edison discovered an alkaline solution which produced a longer-lasting battery - he was, originally, experimenting with an iron and nickel battery.

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was shot in the head at point blank range. Rather than discouraging her from the fight she went on to speak at the United Nations in New York. By the age of 16 she had become a global symbol of peaceful protest for women’s education and the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. I am Malala is a remarkable story of a family displaced by terrorism and a father who

images of the internal structures of a patient. 8. Stock ticker printer: Edison improved telegraphy technology to make a Universal Stock Printer which was faster than the existent version.

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3. Electrical Vote Recorder Quadruplex: This device allowed voters to press a button for ‘yes’ or ‘no’ instead of ticking a box on a piece of paper. Washington politicians were not interested in the device and the invention was not a success.

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6. Electricity distribution system: This is the final stage in the delivery of electricity to end users carrying electricity from the transmission system at the power plant and delivering it to consumer’s houses. 7. First commercial fluoroscope: This is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to get real time moving

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Not so tasty and definitely not a treat Michelle Obama said on a recent health food talk show that she didn’t like Brussels sprouts and liver as a child, saying that any

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ANJA VAN KOOTEN, aged 43, from Formentera (Alicante) agreed with Michelle Obama: “I don’t like Brussels sprouts, they’re smelly.” She believes that while tastes do often change from childhood into adulthood, she still doesn’t like them even as an adult. She isn’t a fan of Spain’s national dish either: “I dislike paella, the rice is just too mushy.” Steve Cambridge was out enjoying a beer on the terrace of a local bar in Mijas Costa (Malaga) where he talked about his childhood hatred for tomatoes. “When I was a kid you couldn’t bribe me with enough money, candy or toys to get me to eat tomatoes. It was the weirdest thing

day liver showed up on her plate was a ‘dark day’ at her house. What were the foods growing up that made your stomach turn?

As an adult, have you encountered anything here in Spain that you’d just as soon avoid?

Perks, from La Marina, wouldn’t eat them as youngsters. Kath said it was really only when she came to Spain 12 because now I love them, years ago that she started they might be the one eating liver: “I wouldn’t vegetable I wouldn’t want even cook it before, but I to go without.” think now I’ve found a He has been in Spain for recipe I like.” five years and hasn’t found She also has never much he doesn’t like, drank milk since she was “except rabo de 10 years old and isn’t a fan toro (bull’s tail). of popular Spanish tapas I know they dish, calamares. make it in a Shirley isn’t a fan of nice sauce but seafood either: “I’ve never the idea of SAME WAVELENGTH: (from left) Annette, Shirl really been that keen on eating a tail ey and Kath. seafood.” makes me Their friend Annette unable to enjoy it. I guess it’s just psychological.” Three lovely ladies enjoying the Reid, who is visiting from Tamworth, afternoon sun in Benimar (Alicante) Staffordshire, has a different dislike: all share one thing in common with “I hate tea. I would no more drink tea STEVE CAMBRIDGE: His the First Lady: They all disliked now than fly to the moon, I’ve hated main dislike in Spain is sprouts and liver when they were it since I was about three or four. It makes me come out in goosebumps children. ‘rabo de toro.’ Kath Langstaff and Shirley just thinking about it!”

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Manchego museum THE town of Manzanares, in Ciudad Real, houses the world’s first and, so far, only museum dedicated to Manchego cheese: the Museo del Queso Manchego de Manzanares. Manchego is a hard cheese made from sheep’s milk, aged for between 60 days, for the lighter versions, and two years for the stronger, more ‘curado,’ versions. The colour of the cheese varies from white to ivory-yellow and the inedible rind, a brownish beige. Manchego has a distinctive flavour, well developed but not too strong, creamy with a slight piquancy - it leaves an aftertaste characteristic of sheep’s milk.

The town council of Manzanares hopes that the museum, located in the old part of town, will become a tourist attraction not just for foreigners but also for national fans of this variety of cheese. The museum is aiming to be a dynamic, interactive space in which there will be, among other events; tasting evenings, sales of the cheese, audiovisual aids to help visitors understand the process, information about the flocks of sheep (where and what they eat and drink), and even recipes which are based on Manchego cheese.

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Doctors propose a ban on advertising for fast foods

THE Royal Academy of Medicine (RAM) in the UK has asked for similar bans on junk food advertising to those in place for tobacco. Doctors reason that as both are bad for the health they should be treated in the same way. One in four adults in Britain are obese and a third of children are overweight warns a report from the RAM urging that something be done. This is in line with the recommendations from the recent World Health Assembly and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Experts are asking politicians for more laws to regulate the fast food industry. The deregulation and globalisation of markets have extended obesity. Even in developing countries the diet is changing from mainly cereals to one high in fats, sugars and processed foods.

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At the World Health Assembly, the 194 state members agreed on a plan to try and control and prevent obesity, an epidemic that is spreading quickly in developed countries. The situation is considered so serious that the WHO is asking

politicians in all member countries to bring about legislation to regulate the fast food industry. Through this the WHO is hoping to combat not just obesity but the many other, related afflictions including diabetes, cardiac illnesses and cancers.

THE regional government of Navarra has come up with an idea to protect and promote traditional local food. Its Culture and Tourism department is now issuing the Navarra Food seal to restaurants with at least 30 per cent of local dishes in their menus. The food from Navarra has been historically linked with its location within Spain. In the north of the region, which borders with

the Basque Countries, products like Idiazabal cheese, cider and goxua (a dessert made with sponge cake, cream and custard) are traditional. The south part of the region, however, is noted for its vegetable stews, asparagus and zurracapute. To be awarded the Navarra Food seal, restaurants have to prove they have been offering traditional food for at least five years.


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INO MIO is a delightfully chic restaurant with excellent food, gorgeous presentation and great prices. Run by Helene Mostertman, a whirlwind of a woman with heaps of hospitality experience on the Costa del Sol and indeed around the world, from Curacao to southern France to New Zealand, Belgium and Holland. When Helene arrived in Spain 11 years ago she said to herself, “This is it, I’ll stay here.” Her desire was to open a place that was chic, with a wonderful terrace and a creative kitchen that would stand out against Malaga’s traditional eateries. Since then she has experienced wonderful success with Vino Mio, a stylish restaurant fabulously located right next to Malaga’s Teatro Cervantes. One thing that stands out is Vino Mio’s live flamenco every night! For a supplemental €4, guests enjoy an informal, inviting show from 8:00pm-9:30pm. And unlike other flamenco shows where the dancing is the main attraction, at Vino Mio the food is

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In asking Helene what she was excited about for 2014, her eyes lit up as she talked about her upcoming project: Barrio Picasso. A conglomerate of 150 downtown businesses, including in the Plaza de la Merced, Barrio Picasso aims to become a distinctive barrio of Malaga “We have loads of museums, it’s a lovely part of the city,” Helene exclaimed. “With Barrio Picasso we want to maximise what we have here.” With its excellent food and unique classy but friendly ambiance, you won’t want to miss a drink, a night of tapas or a full dinner at Vino Mio, in the heart of the forthcoming Barrio Picasso. Open every day from 1:00pm to close. Restaurante Vino Mio Plaza Jeronimo Cuervo 2 952 609 093


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FOR a long time flowers that people noticed when eating were on the table not on the plate. Then came stuffed courgette flowers that some people were a little suspicious of but ate anyway; then there was a new gastronomic movement to include garden flowers in everyday cooking. Now there is yet another gastronomic movement trying to bring the humble artichoke to prominence. The artichoke is a variety of thistle, Cynara scolymus, which origin is unknown but was mentioned in Sicilian recipes as early as 1432. In order for an artichoke to look like a flower on a plate it must be fried in moderately hot oil so that its leaves splay out but it shouldn’t be fried long or it will lose its delicate flavour.


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2 million euros invested in new gourmet market THE Sevillan market, Lonja del Barranco which is being set up by bullfighter Fran Rivera and radio presenter Carlos Herrera, has needed an initial investment of more than €2 million. Concession stands will pay 13 per cent of their annual billing in rent. The market is housed in a heritage building Naves del Barranco, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and will have 20 stalls. The owners have commented that there is nothing even similar in the capital of Andalucia, but that it does compare with the Boqueria market in Barcelona and with Mercado San Miguel in Madrid, both famed for

SELECTIVE: Each stall will sell different products. their gastronomic excellence. Many of Sevilla’s finest restaurants have vied for a place in the new market but, with only 20 stands, not everyone has managed to get in.

The owners have been very selective and tried not to have two stalls with similar products. Among food on offer at the specialised stands will be: seafood, roast chicken, pies, delica-

tessen items, cocktails and olive oils. The market also has a terrace where customers can enjoy their food in the open air with views out to the Guadalquivir River.

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Wine drinkers must be tempted by the contents BULLS with human faces instead of labels, black bottles with just a large white number on them; these are just some of the marketing techniques being used by the wine company Vintae - one of the more modern Spanish vintners. Vintae are also one of the companies responsible for the proliferation of web points of sale, wine blogs, social networking sites dedicated to wine, designer labels and modern bottles. Ricardo Arambarri, the face of Vintae and a native of Rioja, comments that the industry has undergone many changes recently

including the ‘education’ of the end consumer through blogs and websites. He goes on to say that, in the past, the consumer simply drank table wine as a matter of course, but now wine is associated with more celebratory occasions and therefore demands a more specific marketing technique. This new marketing method must tempt the consumer not only with an attractive label but also with sumptuous descriptions of the contents of their bottle. At Vintae they are working on marketing to different demographics in order to capture a variety of markets.


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HEN I first came to the Spanish costa for a holiday in 1960 the number of tourists and apartment blocks were rather fewer than today, as were the prices of restaurant meals and drinks. Indeed the unexciting hotel tourist food was forgotten each evening to enjoy real Spanish hospitality in small family run restaurants largely patronised by local Spaniards. Coming from the UK everywhere seemed to be filled with colourful flowering plants at ground level and on the balconies of two to five storey buildings. There were no Benidorm type skyscrapers in those days. While dining, the only interruption, sometimes two or three times during the evening, was the offer of stems of quality fresh perfumed roses for my then wife by elegantly dressed Spaniards making a few pesetas from adding pleasure to the dining experience.

BALCONIES: Used to be filled with colourful flowering plants, enhance yours now. One was not pestered with substandard named brand Chinese copies of leather goods, sunglasses, CDs by recent immigrants who may well have earlier in the day sold the sad plastic flowers in vases that sit on many tourist restaurant tables these days. Wandering back to one’s hotel very replete, one did not get the modern day impression that you were walking past prison block A, B, C and D, as someone described a

coastal resort the other weekend. Recognising this trend a few years ago I wrote, with Clodagh my wife, the book ‘Apartment Gardening - Mediterranean style’ to hopefully stimulate more apartment owners to make better use of their balconies and terraces by converting them into colourful, perfumed and perhaps productive patios in the sky. Fortunately some apartment owners, resident and non-

resident, have taken note and there are now more delightfully looking apartment blocks in expatriate and Spanish neighbourhoods. But so much more could be done. The book includes many photographs illustrating vividly what can be done and the roles plants, ceramic pots and tiles, modern and antique artefacts can play in producing the concept of a home in the sun. That’s not such a stupid idea

Best blooms for Mother’s Day MOTHER’S DAY is on Sunday and flowers are the traditional gift to give on Mothering Sunday. If you haven’t already ordered your bouquet, try taking into consideration the significance of each flower and create a truly meaningful display: Roses Roses are not just about true love, they

have long been associated with mother-hood, as they were sacred to the Greek goddess Isis, who was seen as the ideal mother. Lilacs Lilacs are known to signify the love between a mother and child. Irises The iris symbolises affection and warmth, and some Christians associate the

flower with the Virgin Mary. Carnations According to Christian legend, pink carnations are believed to have first grown from the ground where the Virgin Mary shed tears over Jesus’s death. Many believe carnations are a symbol of a mother’s eternal love and an ideal choice for Mother’s Day. As well as the meaning of a flower take into account your mum’s personal choice of her favourite flower in her favourite colour.

ROSES: Associated with motherhood.

as largely unused balconies and terraces range from four to 40 and 400 square metres for roof tops. Yes, there is the sun to contend with, but blinds and awnings can immediately change the climate whether apartments face east, south, west or north. Clodagh took a long time sorting out 120 or so plants most appropriate to planting in full, partial or semi shade and the few that genuinely enjoy the full summer suns. The block of photos illustrate the range of possibilities without being very creative. You may be amazed by some of the photos in the book taken of real situations. So if you have an apartment do have a go this spring. If you live in a villa, buy the book as a present for friends who do. I will have some copies of the book at the Calpe Homes, Gardens and Lifestyle Show next week. It’s easy to turn a current storage space into your garden home to immediately enhance your Spanish lifestyle. Come and have a chat on Stand 66.

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Time to buy? Global house prices saw a record growth in 2013 NOW could well be the time to get on the property market in Spain, as latest figures show a global up-turn in the property market. Whilst Southern Europe may be propping up the latest Knight Frank Global House Price Index in terms of property inflation, the world-wide trend is on the up. That could mean the Spanish housing market may well be nearing the bottom and be poised to start on an upward trend again. There is evidence that the fortunes of even the most embattled housing markets can change, and change swiftly. Prices in Ireland, the US, and the UK rebounded in 2013. Between 2009 and 2011 Ireland occupied the index’s bottom ranking on no fewer than seven occasions. Ireland now

SPAIN: The housing market may be poised to start an upward trend. ranks in 19th position in terms of house price growth, above Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The index, rose by 8.4 per cent in 2013 compared with 4.6 per cent in 2012. That made it the highest annual rise since the

index was first set up in 1995. The headline global index is now weighted according to each country’s GDP, which means that the movement of house prices in the US and China will have a greater bearing on the index’s performance

than that of locations such as Malta or Jersey. Dubai, China and Taiwan recorded the largest annual rise in mainstream house prices ending the year 35 per cent, 28 per cent and 15 per cent higher respectively. Improving employment prospects and the continuation of low interest rates in Europe and the US are together fuelling buyer confidence. Thirty nine countries recorded positive annual price growth in 2013, a year earlier only 27 countries fell into this category. Several emerging markets, despite their economic wobble in 2013, still recorded a strong performance. Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia and Colombia are ranked in the top 10 in terms of annual price growth.


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Why community fees vary NOT all owners necessarily have to pay all of the community charges. Providing the community charges are structured in a way considered to be within the law and in keeping with the community statutes then communities are allowed to structure charges pretty much as they like. The most usual way for the charges to be divided up is by a percentage of ownership, called the cuota (quota) and each premise given a coefficient. This means the more an owner owns in terms of square metres and other characteristics, the larger the quota and therefore the more they will contribute in community fees. The Law of Horizontal Property, the law governing all communities in Spain also makes proviso in article 9.1 E for the owners of different types of property and those using

Community Law Corner By José Luis Navarro Solicitor and Property Administrator for Intercala Administration www.intercala.com with Pete Woodall, Woody’s Los Boliches

different facilities or areas to contribute differently. For example; owners of parking spaces may not be required to pay for the upkeep of a garden or swimming pool. Owners of business premises that are located on the outside of the building, may not have to pay for the cleaning of the staircases and lifts inside the building. Some owners may like to know how their community fees are calculated, these divisions can be complicated and it is usually left to the administrator to calculate the exact amounts, as the actual maths are a little complex the fee structure is best explained by way of an example. In an apartment building of 100 owners there are

three different types of properties; 40 apartments, 20 business premises and 40 parking spaces. All the apartments have the same quota coefficient of 1.8 per cent, the business premises 1 per cent and the parking places 0.2 per cent. The community budget is estimated to be 100,000 Euros for the year ahead and is made up as follows: general costs 60,000 Euros, pools and gardens 30,000 Euros, parking areas 10,000 Euros. The division is agreed as follows. The owners of the parking places only have to pay towards the parking area costs and the general costs, not for the pool and garden. Parking costs are 10,000 and general costs 60,000, total 70,000 Euros. According to their quota

each will pay 370 Euros in community fees, totalling 14,800 Euros (40 x 370). The 20 business premise owners are exempt from both the pool and garden costs as well as the parking costs. Their contribution is only towards the general costs and will be 600 Euros each. Total 12,000 Euros. The 40 apartment owners pay towards both the general costs of 60,000 Euros and the pools and gardens cost of 30,000, a total of 90,000 Euros. The community fees for apartment owners will be 1,830 euros each, in total of 73,200 Euros. These three totals; 14,800 plus 12,000 plus 73,200 make up the 100,000 Euros total community fees. So it is not an equal division. If an owner of a parking space sees their percentage coefficient is 0.2 per cent they may wrongly calculate their community fees to be 200 Euros (0.2 per cent of 100,000) not 370 Euros. We solicitors for Intercala Community Administration strongly urge readers to seek advice in this and all matters regarding the law.

Prices nearing bottom LUXURY residential property prices in Spain appear to be edging towards the bottom and should remain stable during 2014 and beyond. The latest Spanish property market reports by estate agency Lucas Fox suggest sales prices appear to have steadied and may have bottomed out. Prices in most areas are between 30-40 per cent below their peak in 2007, although in some areas there is still a considerable margin between asking price and final sales price. The reports cover the company’s key areas: Barcelona, Costa Brava, Marbella, Ibiza and Mallorca. Spain’s prime residential

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PRIME MARKET: Driven by international buyers. property market is still being driven by international buyers, attracted by the country’s low prices, investment opportunities and lifestyle. These are the strongest signs yet that the market is about to reach the bottom, with official figures showing prices decreasing just over 1 per cent overall in 2013

compared to 2012. Sale prices in the second half of 2013 for luxury properties in Marbella averaged between €4,500/m2 to just over €6,000/m2. There has been real growth in interest in prime Marbella property amongst Scandinavian, Asian, Middle Eastern and Russian buyers.


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their happy clients as references. As part of their services, they also do repairs. Their quotes have no call-out fees and no obligation. “Ace of Shades did the glass curtains and awnings at La Sala in Marbella, no job is too big for us,” Tony explained. Ace of Shades is happy to sponsor Last Chance Animal Rescue with a portion of its revenue. For all online and Facebook sales, Ace of Shades will donate a portion of the proceeds out-ofpocket (and not out of the client’s pocket by raising their prices!) to Last Chance Animal Rescue.

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Looking for a training class... SPONSORED BY PEOPLE often ask me what they should look out for call: when they join a dog eats please r all dog tr o F 813 training club. / 634 152 1 887 007 7 9 Here are some of the things I suggest prospective club members should check out. Remember if you are Dogman happy your pet is more likely David THE 11am turday 10am to to be happy too. on TRE every Sa Listen to David braltar/Sotogrande) 98.7fm • Are you made welcome and Costa del Sol (GiCalahonda) 91.9fm m (San Roque to Motril) 88.9, Costa Calida 92.7f are the trainers friendly and (Calahonda to rrevieja to Elche) 105.1fm Ibiza) 104.6fm, (To & ia nca nd Bla Ga to Costa ) 88.2fm, (Calpe approachable? (Elche to Calpe cia) 95.3fm (Denia to Valenfm • Do the people and their Mallorca 103.9 dogs look as if they are enjoying the class? • Are the dogs focused on the • Remember that a free for all group of puppies playing happily off task with their owner? • Are the instructors giving lots of the lead may seem attractive but encouragement and information? can very quickly become out of Are they helping the owners to hand and even frighten your puppy. The same applies to older dogs that correct problems that occur? • Are the instructors maintaining certainly benefit from socialising and playing as a reward but only if a safe, controlled environment? • Is everyone in the class they respond immediately to the receiving equal help as well as owners command. • Before you make your decision meeting the needs of the whole class? ask the owners if they enjoy the

KITTED OUT: In blue bandanas with ADANA logo.

ADANA dog march raises awareness

REMEMBER: If you are happy, your pet is more likely to be happy too. classes. • Never be afraid to ask the instructor questions and never feel compelled to do anything that you don’t understand or feel happy with. For your local radio frequency log onto www.talkradioeurope.com.

MORE than 70 happy dogs and their owners marched through Estepona on Saturday in an hour-long walk from the Estepona Palacio de Congresos to the Port. The march, which was organised by ADANA board member Michele Yanez-Bowker, was aimed at raising funds and more importantly public awareness of the work of the Estepona-based dog rescue and adoption charity, in Estepona’s Pedregales Park.

The dogs were all fitted out with blue bandanas bearing the ADANA logo and their companions were supplied with tshirts and baseball caps. “It was a really great day out for dogs and owners,” said Michele. “A lot of people asked us about ADANA and we told them about our Annual Dog Show to be held at Estepona Palacio on Sunday May 4.” Michele thanked Estepona Local Police, Café Tolone & Bistro del Puerto.


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AIR CONDITIONING AIRFLOW Air conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully guaranteed installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (206483) AIR CONDITIONING repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 (206483) AIR CONDITIONING heating installation, servicing, repairs and regassing, 24/7. Prompt reliable service 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (222269) SPAIN’S best air conditioners at sale prices! 495 euros buys you a superb Fujima air con including fitting and tax. If you fit it yourself, we pay you 150 euros! Ask Mark, our senior fitter for more details on 635 059 456. KOLDAIR Air Con Company, est 1973 (221076) AIR CONDITIONING by Cool and Cosy. The family company that cares. Installation and repairs. Quality machines. EsoSense movement sensor supplied and fitted for 80 euros. Coin meters supplied and fitted from 230 euros. For other energy-saving products, visit www.coolandcosy.es. Tel 952 935 513 (207729)

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EL TALLER DE MENIA SC: we restore furniture, antiques, works of art. Free quotes, www.meniarestauracion.com 610 830 740 (221023) ANTIQUES WANTED. Anything with age considered, cash paid for, lamps, clocks, paintings, LPs, bric-a-brac etc. Also design furniture. Houses, gardens + garages cleared. Ring 677 276 956 or 637 119 214 if no response ring 951 047 328. Better still email to winger den99@hotmail.com with images and contact number. (201608)

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BUSINESS OPP. RUNNING Indian Restaurant for rent. Benalmadena Pueblo. 632 571 188 (222476) INVESTOR sought for new venture in Marbella, I speak English, Spanish and Russian. 633 388 892 (215598)

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

COSY small restaurant, Benahavis for rent. Accommodation included. Nice views. 617 074 567 (222493)

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BUILDING SERVICES PROPERTY MAINTENANCE British plastering ,renovating, drylining, tiling, painting, kitchens, bathrooms, decked areas, fencing, remote locations, coast, 7 day week 634 338 207 (215335) PH BUILDERS. Full or Part Reforms. Bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, tiling, electrics and more. Tel 600 204 433 (221200) SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www.swinglescasas. com for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (202607)

ACE OF SHADES - All colours available. Urbanisations catered for, electric and manual operation, also recover service available, largest selection of colours and designs on the coast. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof shades.es (101730)

www.blueflaghomes.com. Professional home builders in Spain since 2003. You choose the design - we do the rest. Tel 952 472 283 (217569) GENERAL BUILDER. Tiling, plastering, painting, electrician, plumber, carpentry. Reasonable prices. 952 662 745 / 635 913 885 (References available) (219549)

BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtains, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (215944)

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DAMP problems, basements made dry and usable. Water penetration. Architect led company. www.123bmt.com. Tel. 606 101 878 (221248)

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VISIT The Bed Warehouse for top quality British beds or just mattresses at unbeatable prices. Also top brands of bankrupt stock including Silentnight, Sealy, Rest Assured etc. Direct from our new larger premises on the Camino de Coin (A7053) km 13 heading out of Fuengirola - opposite RDMC’s and Woods Direct. Tel 634 187 700 / 600 633 986 (207739)

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

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SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new / second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - www.super poolspain.com (219536) HOUSE CLEARANCE, anything considered. Top rates paid. Mick 634 053 107 (221414) CD and DVD collections large or small. TC will buy them all. Telephone 652 072 600 (215722)

www.mollysbigtights.co.u k Affordable +size Italian tights, leggings and knee highs. Fairway Bar, Ave Terramar, Benalmadena, every Friday 2.30 to 4.30. 602 685 061 / 951 359 065 (222246)

CARAVANS PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes Boats - Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. www.eurodog.es / info@eu rodog.es 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (218617)

CAR HIRE CAR HIRE long & short term 607 334 610 (221098) LONG term car hire. Excellent rates even during summer. Quality cars, the best service. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or www.autooasiseurope.com (215834) CAR HIRE. Quality legal cars from 70 euros per week. Call 658 031 285 (201637)

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PRIVATE INVESTOR, large cash reserve, ready to purchase top jewellery, watches, gold, diamonds, paintings. Possibility to arrange loan on importance pieces. Discretion and immediate payment assured. Call 603 459 108 BUYS records, radios, old postcards, jewellery and watches. Can Collect. Best price offered Tel 950 325 235 or 636 134 272 (217568) INSTANT CASH!!! For your old LPs, 45’s and record collections. GUARANTEED BEST PRICES PAID. Also, a free valuation service. Call Paul - 603 584 249 or email details to paul@vpcltd.co.uk (221135) DECLUTTER, cash paid for small/medium furniture, antiques, furs, brass, copper and other ornaments. Tel: Howard 608 121 817 (221019) SECOND HAND shop buy & sell. Tim’s, established 1992. Atalaya (San Pedro). Opening hours Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 2.00pm. 666 903 499 (222151)

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CHIMNEY SERVICES APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (215840)

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CLASSES SEWING, PATTERN CUTTING & FASHION DESIGN! Industry professional gives WEEKLY CLASSES from 7€ hr using our own machines. Hourly tuition or part-time, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat. Call or email for details:- 678 905 929 / info@FashionWorkshop.eu (222248)

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

CLEANING SERVICES OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard, dirty work, from 35€. 632 569 282 ovencleaningcostadelsol.com (207828) UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (200771)

COMPUTERS LAPTOP HELP LINE. Notebooks, netbooks and tablets repaired, software updates, Internet and email problems solved. Refurbished laptops for sale. Web page designed and maintained. 952 564 274 / 677 702 501 (208364) CEEDALES Computers (AEG) Cliff (ex-PC Doctor) with 25+ years experience can resolve your PC issues, repairs, upgrades, Virus removal, data recovery, languate change, IPTV advice, home & office networks, graphic design, web design, hosting solutions. 633 277 565 cliff@ceedales.net (201699) PC DOCTOR, 20 years serving the coast. Laptops, PC sale and repairs in any language. We come to you 952 591 071 (215691) COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED. Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Repairs and upgrades available. Laptops in English. Kindle, iPad & Android help. One-toone training. Also, low cost, reliable internet TV solutions, even for slow connections. Experienced, reliable service. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (215502) FREE TV from your PC, speed up and tune up your pc. Basic computer lessons from 10€ per hour. 626 980 869 (206398)

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

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

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COUNSELLING QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR: (English Female), available by phone or Skype. For a free initial chat, call Denise 696 161 706. Email counsellingbym sn@hotmail.com or www.counsellorbyphone.com

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

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

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ALL electrical installation work and repairs. On the coast 12 years. All work guaranteed. Call Jim 652 023 012 (222346)

ELECTRICIANS ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified, 25 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. Contact electri cian.in.spain@gmail.com. Call Ian 650 151 569 (215809)

FLOOR POLISHING MARBLE FLOOR (2.50€/m2) WHY PAY MORE .WE CLEAN, CRYSTALLISE, SEAL THEN POLISH YOUR MARBLE TO HIGH GLOSS, NON SLIP. PROFESSIONAL GUARANTEED, FAST SERVICE. 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALSO REPAIRS DAMAGES TO MARBLE, CLEAN AND SEAL TERRACOTTA TERRACES, COVERS ALL COSTA DEL SOL. TEL: 671 244 683 (207797) T1 MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578 Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206437) FLOOR POLISHING - 20 years Costa, reliable from €2/m2, bring your floor back to life. 639 014 237 (221011) TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (215928) HIGH SHINE marble & natural stone floor specialist, for fast free quote and unbeatable prices, call 603 657 313. Free before and after gloss metre readout. (219464)

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GARAGES FOR SALE: Benalmadena Bonanza area, lock-up garage with store room in an underground secure parking area. 10,000 euros, vacant from April. Tel 651 097 468 (215518)

GARDENING PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 Andrew@gar den-professionals.com (215793) ALL aspects of house and garden maintenance. Property care and decorating/gardening/landscaping. Reliable service, excellent rates. Free quotes, call Chris 603 563 496. Enquiries at chris doyle1@live.co.uk (221311) GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 www.jardin-garden.es (208110) GARDEN and pool maintenance. 9 euros per hour, monthly maintenance from 120 euros. References available. RICARDO 637 160 129 (215535)

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MY ENERGY CERTIFICATE. Now legally required for ALL properties for sale or rent. Call +34 627 805 581 / info@myenergycertifi cate.com (215745)

EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles, rails and scissor gates. 952 590 748, 617 065 636. www.express-steel.com Facebook Express Metalwork (222352)

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ELECTRIC GATE/GARAGE DOOR automation repaired. Free, no obligation quotation. Call Colin - 636 394 641 (217722)

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

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

HEALTH & BEAUTY SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260 www.masajessayan.es (218077) MOBILITY SCOOTERS, wheelchairs, hoists, rise recline chairs, electric adjustable beds, commodes, walking aids, all you need to make your life easier. All available for sale or hire, long or short term. Tel 633 127 901 / www.mobility-spain.com /info@mobility-spain.com (215561)

MOBILE hair & beauty specialising in cuts, colours and wedding packages. www.im ages2810.eu. Tlf 634 109 688 (221189)

ALL ELECTRICS - Rewiring, fault finding, boletins - 693 678 980 (207413)

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

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LA CALA, SPA treatments, foot massage, sauna, pool etc. From 20€. 652 938 380 (222484)

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

ASIAN MASSAGE SALON in Benalmadena, promotion month of May 30 euros one hour body massage, all masseuses are Asian and qualified with lots of experience. Telephone: 952 824 348, 660 587 171 www.asian massagesalon.com (206767)

BEAUTY TREATMENTS BOTOX AND FILLERS From €95. Covers the Costa del Sol and inland. 609 347 086. www.altered-image.eu (221168)

MASSAGE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MASSAGE 12 years experience. 1 hour €35, 1.5 hours €50, Elviria. Wendy 952 852 330 or 634 310 821. Mobile service + €10 (215508) UPLIFTING MALE MASSAGE. Certified male therapist. Artola, Marbella. 620 986 080 (222100)

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LOCKSMITH emergency / appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (216650) T1

PHYSIOTHERAPIST available for therapeutic massage. Stretching, classic & relaxing massage. Home visits 65 mins, 50 euros, 95 mins 65 euros. Monika 659 506 496 (207728)

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HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (206456)

HOLIDAY LETS FREE LISTINGS for Holiday Rental Villas www.holidayfoot prints.com (221428)

HOME CLEARANCES WANTED – House Clearance and garage clearance, best prices paid. Contact Paul Vickers, 617 543 315 (207637)

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

WANTED FURNITURE & household items houses gardens garages cleared top prices paid fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (215472)

INVESTMENT OPP. 11% APR on your savings with guarantees and more. Please call without obligation. 653 946 311 (215520)

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

LAUNDRY NANCY’ S LAUNDRY. Washing, drying, ironing, dry cleaning, duvet, bedcovers, curtains, rugs, drop off or collection and delivery available. Avda. Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel (between Lloyds Bank and P i s c i s ) . Te l 9 5 2 5 6 1 7 2 6 w w w . n a n c y s l a u n d r y. e s (221065)

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EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to €50 cash back for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email info@euinsurancedirect.com www.euinsurancedirect.com (201550)

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MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE, 10ft X 32ft 2 bed mobile home in Coin. Private small park, fully furnished, a/c, 2 sheds, patio area, veranda with gazebo, own garden area, electronically gated park, own area also fenced and gated. Pets are welcome. Ground rent is 285€ per month which includes all electrics and water. Price 8,000 euros. For further information or pictures contact 634 975 246 or email robbie9991@hotmail.com (215507)

24/7 MOBILITY MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames for sale and rent. Delivered to home or hotel at very competitive prices. Part exchange considered. Always a good selection of quality used mobility scooters in stock with guarantee.We have large scooters with a range of up to 40km. Medium scooters with a range of up to 30km and small scooters that can go into your car with a range of 812km. We also stock electric wheelchairs with a range of 30km and one that folds to go into your car with a range of 12km. New wheelchairs always in stock and used ones at considerable savings. Mobility scooters bought for cash. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. email info@mobilityscootersdi rectspain.com / www.mo bilityscootersdirectspain. com (201565)

MOTORING

MOBILITY THE MOBILITY WIZARD. The only company in southern Spain that specialises in repairing and maintaining mobility scooters, power chairs and mobility products. Authorised repair agents for most European manufacturers. Most repairs carried out at your place of residence, batteries analysed and replaced if needed, tyres supplied and fitted. Summer’s coming, has your mobility scooter been serviced lately? Full service and inspection at your home for just €60. Large selection of mobility scooters available for sale and rent, no deposit required and free delivery. We also offer roadside assistance, we will come to your rescue if you’re unfortunate enough to have a breakdown or puncture, keep this number handy! Tel 633 127 901 / www.mobility-spain.com / i n fo @ m o b i l i ty- s p a i n . c o m (215561) MOBILITY hires and sales, all along the coast. Used scooters from 395€. Tel 952 447 764 (215679)

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MORTGAGES

MOSQUITO SCREENS ACE OF SHADES - Don’t let the bugs get you! Available in enrollable, slider and pleated. Large choice of colours including wood effect. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof shades.es (101730) MOSQUITO SCREENS, call Mosquito Nick tlf 647 072 861 www.mosquitonick.ws (215252)

MOTOR HOMES WANTED motorhomes and caravans. Any condition or country of registration considered. www.hispavan.com 687 845 730 (222034) MOTORHOMES and caravans for sale. Interesting selection. Part exchange considered. www.hispavan.com 687 845 730 (222034)

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WANTED SPANISH PLATED CARS

INSTANT CASH SAMANTHA – GORDON

952 83 21 73 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com

AIR CONDITIONING VEHICLE air conditioning, regassing, repairs and servicing. Mobile service, office or home. Call Dave 622 252 570 (222471)

CAR SERVICES CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. 10% discount. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 26 (209715)

www.euroweeklynews.com AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804 email: transmat ic2005@yahoo.com. www.transmatic.es (221410) BRITISH MECHANIC WORKSHOP. Repair, service & ITV to all makes of cars, vans and 4 x 4s. Call Steve 951 914 025 or 605 407 369. Poligono Las Perales, Mijas Costa. britmechanicspain@gmail. com (221281) AUTOELECTRICS and Diagnostics. Non starts, misfires, ABS and airbag faults. Call Dave 622 252 570 (222472) UNLOCK the true potential of your vehicle. ECU remapping up to 30% more power. Up to 15% improved fuel economy. Call Dave 622 252 570 (222473) MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done. Reasonable rates. Prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (222269)

FOR SALE CLEARANCE SALE at Robertson Cars. Cheap trade-in Cabrio Ford Escort 1.6, 1995, genuine 98,000kms, approx 61,000 miles, rarely used holiday car, electric roof, windows, locking. Midnight blue with alloy wheels. Bargain buy, be quick. Only 1,995 euros, yes 1,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544) CLEARANCE SALE at Robertson Cars, 4x4 automatic diesel, Mitsubishi Montero 2005 SWB. 3.2 litre DI-D Intenso Kaiteki (top of the range) limited edition, big electric sunroof, blue over grey, leather interior, alloy wheels, service history, 103,000kms, cruise and climate control, CD player, electric window, locking, everything. Super condition, super bargain with diesel economy. was 9,995 euros, now 8,995 euros. See photo on our web page. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel. 952 832 173 www.robert soncars-spain.com (201544) CLEARANCE SALE at Robertson Cars, 4x4 automatic Landrover Freelander (new shape) 3.2 litre LWB, only 52,000kms FSH. Lady owner leaving Spain. Striking Champagne colour with alloy wheels and black trim. Air condition, CD player, excellent condition, be quick, was 14,995 euros, now 13,995 euros. See photo on our web page. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. See photo on our web page www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544)

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AUTOMATIC BMW 330i, only 53,000kms with full service history, 2001 model, always garaged, unpainted, immaculate condition. Cruise and climate control, 4 door, CD player, electric everything, this is first class driving and first advertised this week. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple). See our cars in more detail and with photographs on our web page. Tel 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 / www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544)

AUTOMATIC Ford Focus 1.6 Trend, 5 door, 2007, 80,000kms, silver, super condition with new ITV. 5,750€ including transfer to new owner. 952 590 297 / 662 561 773 (215622)

LOW, LOW KMS, only 21,050 kms, 2001 Ford Focus Ghia 1.6, 5 door, 5 speed, one elderly gentleman owner leaving Spain, all the usual Ghia extras and always garaged, absolutely amazing condition, only 3,995 euros. Phone Samantha and Gordon Robertson 608 658 785 / 952 832 173. See photo on www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544)

BILL BRADY CARS has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1986, in which time he has helped thousands of expatriates to buy or sell their quality used Spanish cars and also keeping all the documentation simple so you understand all that is going on (which is important). You can contact Bill direct on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or billbradycars.com (215826)

AUTOMATIC Mercedes A160, only 44,000kms (approx 27,000 miles), rarely used holiday car, year 1999, air conditioned, silver with black cloth trim and alloy wheels. What a bargain buy. Samantha and Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) Tel 608 658 785 or 952 832 173 see photo www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544)

DIESEL Citroen C-3 2007/8, 5 door from private owner, only 72,000klm (45,000mls), electric blue, ideal family car with fantastic economy and only 4,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826)

CLEARANCE SALE at Robertson Cars, diesel, seven seater 2010 Peugeot 5008 1.6 HDI Premium pack 110BHP. Only 58,000kms (approx 36,000 miles), 6 speed, climate and cruise control, PAS, ABS, ESR, light and wiper sensors, parktronic, rich wine colour with alloy wheels, great people carrier, perfect for school run, see photo on our web page, was 13,995 euros, now 12,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple), 608 658 785 / 952 832 173 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544) CLEARANCE SALE at Robertson Cars, diesel, 2011 Renault Megane Scenic 1.5 DCI, 6 speed, 110 BHP. Emocion only 32,000kms (approx 20,000 miles), still has manufacturer’s warranty for 18 months. One lady owner selling due to work relocation, lovely in white with many extras and diesel economy was 12,995 euros, now 11,995 euros. Samantha or Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) 952 832 173 or 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544) ARE you looking to sell your Spanish car? Contact Robertson Cars, we are a small family business here in Marbella for 29 years. Phone today for a valuation. We pay the top cash prices for quality used cars. Samantha and Gordon Robertson (The Car Couple) on 952 832 173 or 608 658 785. www.robertsoncars-spain.com (201544)

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COLLECTOR’S CAR, SAAB 900 TURBO, 1990, full spec, immaculate, FSH €2,495. Tel 686 074 767 (222340) JAGUAR S TYPE 2.7D, 2006 model, auto, top of range, excellent condition, €7,995. Tel 686 074 767 (222340)

AUTOMATIC/Diesel Citroen C4 2008, 5 door, 33,000klm. Metallic gold, climate control, alloy wheels, great business or family car, health forces sale, a very scarce car and only 6,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826) CONVERTIBLE/Cabrio Peugeot 307 CC 1.6 INJ, 2005 only 80,000klm (49,000mls) with service history from private owner, get ready for the summer at this low price, metallic black/black check trim, alloys, dual climate control and lots more yes, its only 5,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826) PRICE SLASHED - MOTORHOME Benimar Sport 300 2009 Mdl. Ford Transit 2.2 TDCI,130.HP,CV. only 59’000 Klm (37’000 Mls.) 6 berth 6 belted seats Air-Conditioned, full central heating, Alarm, rear view camera, shower, toilet, 120 Ltr. water tank, 3 gas hob, fridge/freezer, DVD. This camper is immaculate WAS 28’995€, NOW ONLY 26,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826) PRICE SLASHED VW POLO 1.4, 5 door 2010/11 metallic gunmetal grey, alloy wheels, looks fantastic, bought from main dealer, Sara Motors, leaving Spain, WAS 7,995€, NOW 7,600€, 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826) AUTOMATIC/Diesel Citroen C4, 2008, 5 door, 33,000klm, metallic gold, climate control, alloy wheels, cruise control, light and wiper sensors, and lots more, health forces sale, a very scarce car and only 6,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826)


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CLASSIFIEDS AUTOMATIC Honda Civic 1.8 Inj 2008 5 door, 62,000klm (39,000mls), ITV (MOT) 2016 too many extras to list, metallic paint and alloy wheels, don’t wait at this price, only 7,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com CHEAP Ford Focus Sedan 1.6ink, new ITV (MOT) and just serviced, 2 private owners from new 100,000klm (63,000mls), metallic silver, air conditioning, only €1,995 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (215826) VW TIGUAN automatic/diesel 4 Motion 2.0 TDI. 2009 one private owner 50,000klm (31,000mls), bought and serviced by Safa Motors, Marbella as their top model, even has parallel parking camera, sat/nav, too many extras to list (see web page), cost 37,000€ new, my price only 19,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com JAGUAR XJ6 Sovereign, 1992, 98,000kms. Recent ITV. Best offer over 2,000 euros. 617 423 095 (215540)

MECHANICS MOBILE MECHANIC will come to your home or work. Servicing, repairs, ITVs & diagnostics. Call Mick on 617 553 072 (221408) BRITISH MECHANIC WORKSHOP. Repair, service & ITV to all makes of cars, vans and 4 x 4s. Call Steve 951 914 025 or 605 407 369. Poligono Las Perales, Mijas Costa. britmechanicspain @gmail.com (217674) MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done. Reasonable rates. Prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (222269)

LARGE transit van 2008 with 6 seats, windows in side, RHD, just arrived from UK with our stuff, no longer needed, great for anyone going back to UK £6,950 or € equivalent, absolute bargain! Also BMW X5 facelift model, RHD 50,000 miles, will swap for similar LHD, please call for any more information, reasonable offers. Tel 600 413 423 (215614) ALL VEHICLE’S PURCHASED WITH OR WITHOUT PAPER’S FREE COLLECTION 652 031 436 (201684)

INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259) MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 309, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 309 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (200726)

OSTEOPATH OSTEOPATH Chris Howard, BSc (Hons) Ost. La Cala de Mijas. Established over 10 years in Spain. Diagnosis, advice, treatment for all types of pain/injury. Qualified, Registered, Insured. 952 050 180 / 679 501 367 (207742

PAINTER/DECORATOR

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

SAM, Simply the Best on the Coast, 35 years experience, 18 years Mijas. Forget the rest, have the best, you’re worth it! Call Sam 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (207938) HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM. Painting/Interior design. Free estimates. Graham - 607 923 486 (222271) I BUY ANY CAR. 602 533 508 mikewallsp@gmail.com (218504) WANTED CARS AND VANS, FREE COLLECTION, SAME DAY 693 028 325 (101382) WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (215821) CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN AND UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (101382)

PAINTING, Plumbing and General Build Works, Refurb and Reforms at competitive prices. Free quotation contact tel: 625 200 205 (215503) I CAN paint your 1 bedroom apartment for 200 euros. Your 2 bedroom apartment 250 euros. References available. RICARDO 637 160 129 (215535)

PEST CONTROL

CARS AND VANS, ANY REGISTRATION, INSTANT CASH, FINANCE/EMBARGO UK OR SPANISH 693 028 325 (101382) CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837 (101382) CAR’S VAN’S ANY REGISTRATION WANTED TOP PRICES FREE COLLECTION FROM ANYWHERE 652 031 436 (201684)

MUSIC DAVE C CLARKE, guitarist, vocalist, pianist, ex-Cunard. Specialising in popular Spanish guitar. Available solo or combo. Parties/weddings/class restaurants, dinner dances. Huge repertoire. Details 00350 200 43393 (201704)

COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee, serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control Company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (209962)

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

CHARITIES

WANTED

2011 PEUGEOT 308 SW Automatic 1.6 diesel (stop/start), 1 owner, 11,500km, 5/6/7 seater AS NEW. €13,500. 637 157 397 (215746)

VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2008 diesel, convertible, VGC, new tyres, silver, leather interior, FSH 13,995€ 657 551 757 / 699 038 042 (215606)

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

TYRES

RENT to own your next car, modern, well maintained quality cars, all inclusive rates. Call AutoOasis on 952 623 297 or www.autooasiseurope.com (215834)

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

NAUTICAL

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PEST CONTROL. FOR THE BEST SERVICE AT GUARANTEED BEST PRICES, CALL LOCAL PEST - Plaguicosta Termites free survey, ants from 69 euros, wasps from 59 euros, cockroaches from 69 euros, palm trees from 40 euros and all other pests. The British company you can trust, registered with the Sanitary Department. Tel 952 449 591. All Prices plus IVA (215581) T1

ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on www.adana.es. Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93319) ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. It’s good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepeonline.net www.sepeonline.net (93321) At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much ap-

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preciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about re-homing, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website www.sos-ani mals.org or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317)

PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.pet carespain.com (208106)

ARCH - THE ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES WELCOMES VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS TO THEIR STABLES ON SATURDAYS FROM 10 - 12 OR BY APPOINTMENT. COME AND HELP OUT, OR SPONSOR OR ADOPT ONE OF OUR HORSES, DONKEYS OR MULES. WE ALWAYS NEED HELP WITH FUND RAISING TO LOOK AFTER THE ABANDONED AND ABUSED ANIMALS. OUR AIM IS TO RESCUE, REHABILITATE AND REHOME. WE ARE A SMALL FRIENDLY TEAM - WHY NOT JOIN US. FIND US IN ALHAURIN EL GRANDE, BEHIND THE VENTA MIRALMONTE ON THE ROAD FROM ALHAURIN TO COIN, (A404), URB.VIÑA BORREGO, FOLLOW THE YELLOW SIGNS. CHARITY REGISTERED WITH THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA NO 8448. WWW.HORSERESCUESPAIN.OR G INFO@HORSERESCUES PAIN.ORG ARCHRESCUE@YA HOO.CO.UK TEL:- 635798219 OR 656935613 OR 620175828. NEW: ARCH CHARITY SHOP NOW OPEN IN ALHAURIN, NEXT TO MONEY CHANGE SHOP, AVENIDA GERALD BRENAN (93322)

PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. www.protectapet.eu (216721)

FOR SALE CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES with pedigree and passports, available all year, parents can be seen. Call 952 112 870 / 654 285 667 (221448)

KENNELS WANTING the perfect country holiday for your dog whilst you are away, with comfy sofas? Then call Helen tel 697 731 171 Alhaurin el Grande www.eurodogspain.com (207324) LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. lagu nakennels@hotmail.com. Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (215765) STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 www.stefanieskennels.com (219547) CAT AND DOG WORLD KENNELS AND CATTERY is recommended and used by David the Dogman. “I would not trust my dogs with anyone else”. Tel: 952 112 978. www.cat-and-dog-world.com (209640)

STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 www.stefaniesken nels.com (219463)

PET INSURANCE

PET TRANSPORT PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (206497) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 i n f o @ p e t c h a u f f e u r. e u (215263) ANIMALCOURIERS - A KIND, CARING, FRIENDLY SERVICE BETWEEN SPAIN/UK. FLIGHTS FROM MALAGA OR ROAD FROM COSTA DEL SOL FOR YOUR PET TRAVEL. WWW.AN IMALCOURIERS.COM / 0044 1483 200123, 0034 635 155 962 OR ASK@ANIMALCOURI ERS.COM FOR A QUOTATION. (207561) PET TRANSPORTATION by road. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 www.cat-anddog-world.com (209640) THE DOG MOVER. Licensed transporters. Two handlers, so never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. www.moveyourdog.com (207293)

PLUMBING PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan - 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (215702) PLUMBER: All aspects, gas/electric boilers. Kitchens, bathrooms, repairs & installations. Gary 669 615 334 / 952 576 296 (215706) 30 YEARS ON THE COAST. I cover all aspects of plumbing & general maintenance. Graham - 607 923 486 (222271)

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POOLS

LUXURY 2 bedroom corner penthouse in Elviria, 258m2, sea views, 399,000 euros. 633 136 570 (215538) LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF SPANISH PROPERTIES? Visit www.premiermarbella. com / 952 880 115 (215951) SELWO: Cosy townhouse, 180m2, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden, car port. No agents. 169,950€ Tel 644 132 738 (217683)

PROP MANAGEMENT FAIRWAYS Marbella Property Management, Real Estate, Property Maintenance, letting service. Tel 693 596 558, info@fairwaysmarbella.com, www.fairwaysmarbella.com

PROPERTY TO LET

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

PROPERTY FOR SALE WWW.INMOANDALUZ. COM is always looking for realistically priced inland properties to sell to our interested buyers. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (208263) GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath l o w e r l e ve l 1 b e d / 1 b a t h , i d e a l fo r r e n t a l o r e l d e r l y person/teenager/guests, large plot, private swimming pool and spacious garage, quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 n o a g e n t s fe e s , n o w €230,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501)

REMOVALS / STORAGE

DON ALBERTO. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished to high standard. Ground floor, close to pool, air conditioning. Very safe position, 185,000 euros. 0044 7850 746171 (22341) VILLA, 229,000 euros, Fuengirola. Three bedrooms, modern style, pool, sea views, 606 526 618 (222482) WWW.INMOANDALUZ. COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets, fincas, village homes, apartments and villas. Legal building plots. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (208263)

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

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MARBELLA, BANUS 3 or 1 bedroom, 2 bath, big elegant, fully equipped, gardens, pool, Jacuzzi, garage. Tel +34 637 439 222 bravoelezovic@ gmail.com (215889)

www.rainbowrealty.es rental properties required for waiting clients. 622 881 029 FUENGIROLA, Calle Maestra Angela Piazo, corner shop with 4 shop windows, 95m, good area, 800€, price negotiable 626 248 132 (215564)

GUADALMINA ALTA superb house, gate to golf, marble, west facing terrace, large lounge, fireplace, 4ö beds and poss. maid quarters, vast 6 car garage, Jacuzzi, modest plot, low overhead, pool, storerooms, good size sunny rooms, view April, offers over 700,000€. 952 885 441 (215713)

POOL TILING

RIVIERA DEL SOL, Las Jacarandas, 4 bed detached villa with pool, unfurnished, 1,400€. 660 692 895 propertycosta.com (215607)

LA CALA DE MIJAS, Cala Azul, top floor, 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished 650€. 660 692 895 propertycosta.com (215607)

FRONT BEACH PENTHOUSES FOR SALE. www.luxuryvillasof marbella.com. Call Patrick’s Properties 691 320 710 (215749)

ELVIRIA ALTA/LA MAIRENA. This is a very nice and bright 2 bed / 2 bath apartment (71 m2), en suite master bedroom with dressing room, south facing terrace (16m2) with superb sea views, kitchen fully equipped, alarm installation, community swimming pool and off private parking area in a gated complex. Sold partly furnished. Very well maintained. Price 132.000 €. Private sale. Tel 669 429 725. (215548)

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LA CALA, 1 bed apartment. Pool. Views. 99€ weekly. 652 938 380 (222484)

PROPERTY WANTED

VILLA, San Pedro Beach/Nueva Andalucia, long term 3,500€ or short term. Apartment Nueva Andalucia 130,000€. Tel 647 222 295 FUENTE DE PIEDRA, Antequera. Nice country house, 3 bedrooms, spacious living room, fireplace, fully furnished, air conditioning, terrace, garden, pool, BBQ, internet, long term 390 euros per month. Tlf 654 615 994 (222401)

REMOVALS / STORAGE

FINNISH real estate agency urgently requires properties that are for sale in Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola for our international clients. Tel 654 397 776 CASH BUYER looking to spend up to 300,000€ for minimum 3 bed villa Mijas Costa area, bank repossessions or genuine bargain for a quick sale. Investor that can complete immediately. Please call 661 651 259 (222220) I’M LOOKING for a house with plot in the Province of Malaga. Maximum €100,000. 633 770 568 (222347)

CLASSIFIEDS

PSYCHIC PSYCHIC Tarot Reader, accurate predictions. Positive life altering experience, Torremolinos, 40 euros per hour. Visits arranged, all areas. Edgar 634 922 224. My Global Predictions. www.aslan tarot.com (221438)

PUMPS/WELLS WATERWELLS. Waterwell drilling, well pumps, irrigation, pump tests, pressure pumps. Waterwells.org/Sondein SL. Established on the coast since 1995. Web page www.wellsin spain.com. Enquiries info@ wellsinspain.com 629 978 801 / fax 952 793 250 (207730)

REFORMS QUALITY professional Polish workers. Total reforms to maintenance work. Andres 687 898 433 (215900)

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OLVO - already known for being at the forefront of driver safety - is developing systems for cars to ‘get to know their drivers.’ The ‘driver sensors’ they are developing could detect when a driver is tired or inattentive, and take measures to keep the car and its occupants safe. Examples of this include technology that detect closed eyes or what the driver is looking at. “This will enable the driver to be able to rely a bit more on their car, and know that it will help them when needed,” explains Per Landfors, engineer at Volvo Cars and project leader for

DRIVER SENSORS: Could detect when a driver is tired or inattentive. driver support functions. By placing a sensor on the dashboard to monitor aspects such as in which direction the driver is looking, how open their eyes are, as well as their head position and angle, it is possible to develop precise safety systems that detect the driver’s state and are able to adjust the car accordingly. This also means that the car will ensure that it does not stray out of the lane or

get too close to the car in front when the driver is not paying attention, as well as being able to wake a driver who is falling asleep. “Since the car is able to detect if a driver is not paying attention, safety systems can be adapted more effectively. For example, the car’s support systems can be activated later on if the driver is focused, and earlier if the driver’s attention is directed elsewhere,” Per Landfors

explains. Some of the current systems that can be included are Lane Keeping Aid, Collision warning with full auto brake and Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist. The technology is based on a sensor mounted on the dashboard in front of the driver. Small LEDs illuminate the driver with infrared light, which is then monitored by the sensor. Infrared light is just outside the wavelengths that the human eye can see, which means that the person behind the wheel doesn’t notice it at all. Driver sensors are also opening up other possibilities. By monitoring eye movements, the car would be able to adjust both interior and exterior lighting to follow the direction in which the driver is looking. The car would also be able to adjust seat settings, for instance, simply by recognising the person sitting behind the wheel. The technology is already installed in test vehicles. The analysis of the driver’s state is a field that may be key to self-driving cars in the future.


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President’s trophy THE Semi-Finals and Final of the Costa del Sol Bowls League President’s Fours were held at Mijas Bowls Club. In the first semi-final Superbowl quartet of Michael Detheridge, Chris Down, Lynn Heseltine and Mary Detheridge slipped to a 0-11 score after only four ends against defending champions Benalmadena (Joe Stamper, John Sullivan, Jim Neilson and Juan Abeal). They fought back but Benalmadena took the match 18-11. The other Semi-Final was a keenly fought affair. After 14 ends, the team from La

2014 CHAMPIONS: Joe Stamper, Jim Neilson, Juan Abeal and John Sullivan. Posada (Allen Gateshill, Jeff Rowe, Janis Rowe and Mike Banfield held a three shot lead. Unfortunately they dropped the next three and victory went to Belplaya (Lennie Dineen,

Mary Moynahan, Amber Dineen and John Pearce.) In the final Belplaya only won five ends and the 2013 Champions retained the President’s Trophy for the second year in a row.

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that morning and two more had been on the previous Sunday. One young gentleman had quite a surprise to find it was not Ten Pin Bowling, but he joined in nevertheless and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There

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Marriner all at sea, more Messi magic and next F1 in Malaysia By Tony Matthews THIS WEEK’S SPORT The second F1 Grand Prix of 2014 takes place in Malaysia on Sunday. Nico Rosberg, who won the opening race in Australia, is hoping to double up in Kuala Lumpur where he finished fourth last year behind winner and fellow German Sebastian Vettel. FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal ended in a record 6-0 defeat at leaders Chelsea. Victory was also Jose Mourinho’s biggest win as

Blues’ boss and with it went the Gunners’ hopes of winning the Premier League! However, early in the London derby, referee Andre Marriner wrongly sent-off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex OxladeChamberlain. A worldwide TV audience of 400 million witnessed a thriller at the Santiago Bernabeu last Sunday where Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick (the 26th of his career) and also set a new El Clasico scoring record with his 30th goal as Barcelona beat 10-man Real Madrid 4-3. The home

Successful open morning at Mijas AN Open Morning was held at Mijas Bowls Club when residents and visitors were invited to ‘come and try it’ and were given a completely free morning of bowling or tuition. A total of 17 people arrived on

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the club which you will find just off Carretera de Mijas behind Bugar (Peugeot showrooms). The club is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm for 2.00pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am for 10.30am.

side had Sergio Ramos sent off for the 19th time. And we can have an allEnglish, all-German or allSpanish Champions League final after the quarter-final draw paired Barcelona with Atletico Madrid, Manchester United v Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain v Chelsea and Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund. First legs are on 1/2 April, the return legs on 8/9 April. GENERAL ROUND-UP • A record crowd for a Rugby Union club match 83,889 - saw Saracens beat Harlequins 39-17 at Wembley last Saturday.


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Qatar MotoGP Reigning champion Marc Marquez held off Valentino Rossi to win the first MotoGP of the year in Qatar last Sunday. TO READ MORE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.EUROWEEKLYNEWS.COM

Santa Maria bowling SANTA MARIA Bowls Club has many members, from Cabopino campsite, and so hold an annual match against them. Having comfortably won last year’s match, the Club was challenged once again with the outcome very much in doubt at the half way stage. Ultimately the Club came through to win 73-60, but Peter Burton, Captain of the Cabopino Team threw down the gauntlet to Dale Tomlin, his opposite number on the day, for next year and expressed his confidence of claiming victory in 2015. A North v. South challenge match has become a feature of the Club’s Calendar and is always keenly contested. On this occasion 42 members played with the North/South boundary being drawn just below Sheffield mainly due to the large

NORTH v. SOUTH: The activity on the green with the victorious North playing in red and white. number of Scots participating. The two Captains, Susan Walker for the North and Murray Johns for the South, broke their squads down into six x Triples and two x Pairs. The South was up against it from the outset and despite

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winning one of the Pairs games convincingly, and three of the Triples, they were heavily defeated in the other Pairs and two of the Triples. The outcome was an emphatic 141-127 victory for the North.

End of an era at Bowls Club! DEREK AND PAM SHEMMINGS have decided to retire from running Miraflores Bowls Club after many years. Many bowlers on the Costa del Sol will know or know of them in their capacities of President, Secretary and owners of the Club since 1994. They took up bowls when they first came to the coast 26 years ago in 1988 and have both enjoyed success at all levels both locally and nationally (Pam representing Spain at the Atlantic Rim in Durban and Derek as Spanish Men’s Singles Champion and both have won the Singles

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Champion of Champions on the Costa del Sol, together with countless Club Championships). They took on the running of Miraflores at a time when it was falling into disrepair and the owners were unprepared or unable to make the necessary investment to restore it to its former glory. They have invested a huge amount of time, effort and money in promoting and maintaining Miraflores Bowls Club. But now, at the ages of 85 and 83 and on the eve of their 60th wedding anniversary they have decided to retire from running the club.


Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 27 March - 2 April 2014 Issue 1499