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King Juan Carlos abdicates THE King of Spain has abdicated. Juan Carlos decided to step aside after 39 years on the throne, announced Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Rajoy addressed the nation to say that there would be an amendment to the country’s constitution to allow the king’s eldest son Prince Felipe, 45, to take over. The new Crown Act, which will regulate the abdication and succession process was being pushed through the law-making stages on Tuesday.

In his official speech, King Juan Carlos, 76 who has reigned since 1975, said: “We have felt the need for renovation, and to open up a better future. Today a younger generation deserves to step forward.” “I want the best for Spain, to which I have dedicated my whole life. I have decided to abdicate my crown to give way to a new generation embodied by my son Felipe, heir to the throne. I keep and will keep Spain forever Turn to page 7


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SHEILA DAWSON: Would like to say thank you to the man who saved her life.

British fire fighter saves woman’s life

THE search is on for a hero who saved the life of a woman at Alicante-Elche airport. On May 13 Sheila Dawson, from Lancashire, arrived in Alicante with her friend and suffered a heart attack at the airport. A British man, who had just arrived on another flight, ran over and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. With Sheila being taken to hospital, the man was never seen again. Her son Paul Coulson is now conducting an international search to find the hero. Paul said: “I for one want to

shake this man’s hand and buy him a pint, I know my mum would also wish to thank him too. These days good people like this are getting rarer and rarer.” All Paul knows is he is a first response fireman and he believes his partner may also be an emergency service worker due to her professionalism and support. Anyone who may be able to help with information on the couple who assisted Sheila, should email Paul at

Two European fugitives arrested TWO fugitives wanted on European extradition orders have been arrested in Benidorm and Torrevieja. The detainees, aged 40 and 28, have been found by the Fugitive Location Unit of the National Police following

investigations leading them to believe the men were in Alicante Province. The British man was arrested in Benidorm. He is wanted in the UK for 10 offences of burglary and theft. The second arrest came of a Belgian

man in Torrevieja for his alleged involvement in a criminal organisation involved in drug trafficking. They are now in the process of being sent back to the UK and Belgium for sentencing.

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New station MURCIA’S San Andres bus station is being completely renovated during the next year. It will include wi-fi and travel information in Spanish, English and Braille.

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Costa Blanca property hope SIGNS indicate the construction industry on the Costa Blanca has bottomed out and is now beginning to emerge from the doldrums. So far in 2014, the Association of Surveyors have granted licences for 600 brand new properties, predominantly in Torrevieja and Orihuela. Construction companies are having to import skilled workers

from the surrounding provinces, especially Murcia, Valencia and Albacete. Alicante holds the title, for the third year running, of the highest sales of homes to foreigners in Spain, boosted by Russians and Scandinavians, adding to the British buyers. There are 264 small or medium enterprises in the construction

industry registered in the first quarter of 2014, after 70 months of decline. Price rises of 0.1 per cent on the Costa Blanca are reported for the first time since 2008. Madrid and Malaga are the only markets with a similar level of positive activity to Alicante, making the three areas at the forefront of property growth in Spain.


Water pressure WORK is being carried out on the water supply in Calle Blasco Ibañez in Guardamar to enable to residents to get more pressure in the summer.


Football camp FC BARCELONA is launching a new summer football camp at La Manga Club. It runs from July 21-25 for girls and boys aged from seven to 17. For information email campusfcb@lamanga

Marine mammals THE ANSE naturalist group in Cartagena is taking part in a project across the Mediterranean in Spanish and Moroccan waters to monitor and record marine mammals. Lost residents FOLLOWING Orihuela’s drive to have residents confirm their residency and renew the padron, the latest figures show the municipality has lost around 8,000 foreign residents.



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WITH all the excitement of the Football World Cup about to kick off don’t miss our special fixtures poster. See page 46.

Boxing battle THE ‘Battle of Santa Pola’ boxing tournament takes place on Saturday in the town. There will be 22 fights starting from 6pm. Tickets €12 from Boxeo De La Chica boxing club.

Workers grants ORIHUELA has received a grant of €336,000 for hiring 99 unemployed people to work as agricultural labourers cleaning green spaces and rural communities. They will first work along the coast.

Driving lessons TORREVIEJA is holding a prize draw for youngsters to win driving lessons. To enter you must be between 18-25 years of age, unemployed and registered with Servef. Visit for information. Cherry picking MURCIA’S cherry production has almost doubled in the last decade. Last year 181 hectares of land in the region were occupied by cherry orchards, 93 per cent more than in 2004.


Walkway opens CELEBRATIONS: Millions will take to the streets if Spain wins.

World Cup dreams SPAIN is the European country which most wants its team to win the World Cup in Brazil, as it is the wish of 77 per cent of those questioned. This is according to a survey carried out as part of the ‘Free’ (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe) Project developed at nine universities in Denmark, the UK, Turkey, Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Italy and Spain. In Italy, 61 per cent want their team to win, in Germany 60, in the UK 43 per cent want England to win, and in France only 40 per cent want victory for the national team. Four of the countries which took part won’t be playing in the World Cup but the Danes and Poles want Spain to win, while Austria wants Germany to come out on top and Turkey prefers Brazil. Football and the national team are elements which bring the Spanish together, according to the

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study, and 54 per cent of Spaniards over 15 claim to be football fans. In 2010, the World Cup final in South Africa was watched by 16.8 million throughout Spain. This huge interest has an impact on the economy with an estimated expenditure of €986 million if Spain wins the World Cup this year. It will not only affect sales of goods and services, but will also have a positive effect on people’s moods resulting in increased productivity. The highest rises in sales will be of food and drink (up by €305.6 million), TV and electronics (€270.3 million), clothes and shoes (€116.7 million) and souvenirs (up by €34.1 million). Bars and restaurants would see sales increase by €259.3 million, of which 29 per cent would be on the day of the final, when millions would take to the streets to celebrate.

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Constitutional Court Judge Enrique Lopez after being found drunk riding a motorbike without a helmet on the streets of Madrid.

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cent is the probability of getting all six lottery numbers right; this goes up to 0.017 per cent for getting just three of the numbers correct.

THE gateway linking Villamartin and La Zenia is now open to pedestrians and cyclists. The walkway runs along the bridge that was already built for cars.

Promenade work A BUDGET of €140,000 is in place for the refurbishment of the promenade of Punta Prima. Work was delayed due to pending permit costs but Orihuela’s councillor for the Coast said it will be finished by the summer.

Phone addiction ADDICTION to smart phones and video games is considered a health problem under the draft Valencia Generalitat’s new health bill. It calls for the syndrome to receive the same treatment as drug addiction.

And finally... EIGHT people, including a child, were injured when a cow took fright and bolted during an animal parade in Santander; the cow escaped its minder and charged the assembled crowds.


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Difficult registration of birth in Muchamiel TWO Alicante women have complained of obstacles when registering the birth

of their child in Muchamiel. The couple, who are legally married, found that

Police left with no patrol car in San Miguel THE only police car patrolling San Miguel has been seized. It is believed the car has been repossessed for failure to pay the rent on the vehicle, leaving the police force with just two bikes. Opposition parties have criticised the situation saying police will not be able to do their jobs

correctly as without a vehicle they cannot make arrests. The PP ruling government party said the vehicle has not been seized, but the lease agreement has run out and was not renewed as they intend to purchase a new vehicle. They said the police will have a new car shortly.

officials at the ‘Registro Civil’ had never registered the birth of a child born to same-sex parents saying they should have warned them beforehand about their “exceptional situation.” They also asked for a document explaining where and how their son was conceived. The two women had to go to San Vicente where they finally received the necessary authorisation from a judge before returning to Muchamiel where they were able to register the birth of their son.

Extra sand FOUR miles of beaches of Pilar de la Horadada have received 8,000 cubic metres of sand ready for the summer.


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Sweatshop closed in Murcia CHINESE workers have been exploited in a


Fish farm STUDENTS from Murcia’s School of Hospitality have been in San Pedro visiting marine fish farms, giving them an insight into the difficulties and benefits of marine aquaculture when cooking.

Mountain rescue AN emergency helicopter was dispatched to the Sierra de Elche after a hiker got lost in the Els Ponts area. The man was rescued and unhurt.

clothing factory in Murcia. National Police have dismantled the sweatshop which saw employers keep their workers living in slave-like

conditions; paying them a maximum wage of €300 per month and then deducting €150 of that for accommodation. During the investigation, agents learned that

workers were captured by other compatriots at home and once in Spain were occupationally operated in semi-slavery. The two owners, a man aged 46 and a woman,

aged 45, have been arrested suspected of crimes against workers rights, trafficking in human beings and aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

Dinosaur remains found in province of Alicante FOSSILS possibly belonging to archosaurs, the direct ancestors of dinosaurs, have been discovered in Alicante Province. Several teeth and bones are now being analysed at the Natural Science Museum in Madrid and if the findings are found to be from archosaurs, it would be the first such discovery in the province.

They were found in the Foia de Castalla area which is becoming an

interesting area for fossils; recently a tooth was found from a

marine reptile that lived around 145.5 million years ago.



2 arrested for burglary TWO thieves have been arrested accused of robbing homes throughout Alicante Province. The 38 and 41-yearold men are charged with at least five burglaries in Benidorm, La Nucia, San Vicente del Raspeig and Alicante City. They particularly targeted jewellery and computers and tablets. They have appeared in court and bail was denied.


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Emergency noise meeting AN emergency plan is being put in place against the noise from Alicante port. Mayor Sonia Castedo, along with central government representatives, the Port Authority and representatives from the hotel industry met to discuss actions following complaints about the noise generated from local bars and nightclubs in the port area. They are demanding measures be taken to ensure opening times.

Join ‘World no smoking’ day TO mark World No Smoking Day, Torrevieja’s Health Department launched an anti-smoking campaign. The healthy initiative is part of the ‘+Health’ plan to raise awareness amongst patients of the importance of quitting smoking for a healthier life. Information desks situated in Torrevieja’s health centre and the hospitals reminded


Apartment fire A FIRE broke out on the second floor of a block of flats in Elda. There was concern that a person was trapped inside but firefighters reported there was no one inside at the time and there were no injuries.

Mayor jailed people that smoking is directly related to more than 25 diseases and is the main cause of 30 per cent of all cancer. It is the main cause of 90 per cent of deaths occurring from lung cancer. Smoking can also reduce your life expectancy and lead to higher healthcare costs. Healthcare professionals also gave help and advice on quitting smoking. Currently, smoking is a

QUIT SMOKING: Healthcare professionals have offered information and advice across health centres public health problem of such importance that the World Health Organisation (WHO) considers it one of the most serious threats to the world’s health.

REDOVAN’S former Mayor, Joaquin Pozuelo, has been sentenced to two years in jail for document forgery.

Child obesity ALMORADI is taking part in the AUNAR programme to help educate youngsters about the importance of a healthy lifestyle to help prevent childhood obesity.


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Juan Carlos steps aside From front page deep in my heart.” Throughout his reign, which followed in the wake of Franco’s dictatorship, Juan Carlos was considered one of the world’s most popular monarchs. Along with Adolfo Suarez, Spain’s first Prime Minister following the dictatorship, the monarch helped to smooth the country’s transition to democracy. However, recent years have seen a loss of confidence in Spain’s royal family due to a long-running corruption scandal involving the king’s daughter and son-in-law. There has also been a growing discontent with the wider political elite - as revealed by the recent EU Parliament elections. Following the news of the abdication, cities across Spain began organising simultaneous pro-Republic demonstrations. Reportedly, 1,500 riot police were deployed to central Madrid on Monday evening, in anticipation of city-wide unrest. Leftist parties such as Podemos, United Left and Republican Catalan Left have called for the government to hold a referendum on the monarchy.

ROYAL FAMILY: There will now be a reshuffle of their titles.

Ramifications of the abdication

KING Juan Carlos has abdicated but what does this mean for the future of the country and its ruling family? For the country it will probably be a good thing as ‘young blood’ may mean a renewed confidence in the monarchy and its ability to act on behalf of the nation. The prince, soon to be king, is well versed in modern ways and the manner in which

business is conducted in the cyber age which will possibly help the ailing economy. For the royal family itself the abdication means, more than anything else, a reshuffle of their titles. The Infantas will no longer be members of the royal family but will change over to being relatives of King Felipe VI. The biggest question the collected press are asking is

what does it mean for the exking and what will his legal situation be? On Tuesday alone there were already three people claiming to be illegitimate children of the present king, there will be more to follow soon. As he is no longer king he is now liable to the same laws as the rest of the country’s citizens and can be taken to court for paternity cases.



Calls for republic MORE than 60 Spanish towns and cities saw a total of tens of thousands of people take to the streets to demand a referendum on the future of the monarchy. Following the announcement of the king’s decision to abdicate republicans took the opportunity to call for the abolition of the monarchy rather than see the succession of Prince Felipe to the throne. Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square saw 20,000 people demonstrating, according to police estimates, with Catalunya Square in Barcelona also seeing thousands on the streets. One online petition has seen 120,000 signatures calling for politicians to use what it called an historical opportunity to “promote a public debate that will help regenerate democracy and determine the future of the monarchy.” The monarchy was only restored under Franco’s dictatorship in 1975. Juan Carlos’s grandfather, King Alfonso XIII, had been chased from the throne in 1931 by popular disapproval.


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Cancer patient to receive drug A MAN suffering from prostate cancer can now receive the drug he has previously been denied. Antonio Ruiz has twice been refused a drug by the Department of Health after it was requested by doctors at the Hospital Sant Joan, Alicante. His family protested the situation

and since went on to raise €850 in one day for the treatment which is understood to cost around €3,000 a month. The family say the collection will now be suspended until he receives the drug and will donate the money to a cancer charity.

Ikea talks continue

Nurses call for early chickenpox vaccine

THE Board of Trade in Alicante has met to discuss the new project presented to the city regarding the Ikea project. It comes as traders and opposition groups again demand a study on the impact the retail space next to Ikea would have on small trade and businesses in the city centre. The city said if plans are approved a full report will made.

NURSES in the Valencian Community are advocating the inclusion of two chickenpox vaccines in the official calendar. Currently, children aged 12 receive the vaccine but the Nursing Council of Valencia (CECOVA) said it is a “mistake” not to include vaccines earlier, particularly at the ages of two or three, claiming the government is simply trying to save money. Regions in Spain can make their own vaccination schedule, regardless of what the national ministry says with other areas in the country already including an earlier vaccine.


Help for at risk people ALICANTE’S local government team has approved a proposal of measures “with the aim of guaranteeing the right to housing for people in need” and that measures are in place “to enable the basic supplies for energy and water.” Another point which had the unanimous support of all political groups was to urge the government to increase public housing stock to meet the social needs and to halt evictions.

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Elche creates new shoe brand ELCHE is to enhance the city’s footwear industry by creating a specific brand.

Mayor Mercede Alonso and business representatives met to discuss a series of measures to

be developed in the short term to boost a sector which is an international reference in Elche

Work begins in Santa Pola on water ski park WORK has begun in Santa Pola on the country’s first water ski park. Construction on the project in Avenida Tamarit next to the Salinas and by Playa Lisa has started and managers aim to have the facility finished by July despite months of delays whilst the necessary permits were being granted. The water park will consist of 8,700 square metres

of water powered by an electric motor allowing sports enthusiasts to carry out activities such as wake boarding and fly boarding. There will also be relaxation areas and infinity pools. The project has not been without criticism from some political parties for its proximity to a natural area, but the council has defended the construction as a key project to boost year-round tourism.

and an industry which is showing its strength in difficult economic times. The brand ‘Elche Shoes City’ has been agreed and is available to associations and footwear companies in the city. The mayor said: “The goal is to drive this space economically while offering a new business and a tourist attraction.” A ‘Streets of Elche Footwear’ tourism route will also be marked out and plans are in place for an international exhibition of footwear, aimed at entrepreneurs, brands and manufacturers who wish to market their own shoes to Elche’s manufacturers’ brands.


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Swiss investment fund for Newton College of Elche A LARGE Swiss venture capital investor and the International School Partnership (ISP) are believed to be finalising the purchase of Laude Colleges, one of the largest chains of private bilingual schools in

Spain, and the owners of the Newton College in Elche. Currently the Newton College of Elche is one of the most profitable colleges in its group and has seen the number of students grow recently to more than a thousand, aged between one and 18 years of age. Work begins at the end of this school year to install 12 new classrooms in a space of approximately one thousand A NEW three-dimensional mathematical system square metres. devised by NASA, combined with a computer Once negotiations are complete, software programme, has been used for the first the Laude Colleges group will be time in Spain at La Arrixaca hospital in Murcia. owned by the Swiss ISP institution whose largest shareholder is The hospital is the first in the country to use the ‘Partners Group.’ This company is external fixator in treating musculoskeletal one of Switzerland’s largest risk disorders. The ‘True-Lok Hexapod’ was patented ventures, one and of the largest in in Texas (USA) and has been used in Murcia on a Europe, and has approximately 10-year-old child with a broken leg. Dr. Salcedo €32 billion held in various said: “The size fits the patient, child or adult.” He investments. added: “This is the future.”

NASA technology a first in Murcia


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King Juan Carlos; he built a solid country AFTER learning of the decision of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I to abdicate and pass the position as Head of State to his son, Prince Felipe, the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Alberto Fabra, stressed the intention of the Regional

Government and the Valencian people to send their “respect, recognition and above all, admiration” whilst thanking Juan Carlos for “the enormous outpouring of generosity and patriotism shown.” Fabra, speaking about Juan Carlos,

Future of old terminal up in the air THE future of Alicante airport’s original terminal remains uncertain. It has been de-listed for airport use and earlier plans to connect the old and new buildings have been discarded as the new building, inaugurated in 2011, can handle 20 million passengers a year. It was also decided against reserving the old

terminal for the exclusive use of one airline; possibly Ryanair, as this formula proved unsuccessful with Iberia and the T4 terminal at Barajas in Madrid. There has been previous speculation about it becoming a shopping outlet and airport operator Aena is now looking for investors interested in taking on the

50,000 square metre building. A company linked to the current operators of the Alicante port’s cruise terminal made an offer a year ago, but came to nothing. Aena said they are looking for “commercial activities that are economically viable and compatible with the airport’s activities,” according to ministry sources.

WALK FOR LIFE: Hundreds still turned up for the charity event despite the rain.

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at annual walk THE annual Maria and the Pink Ladies ‘Walk for Life’ for the AECC saw 358 people turn out in the pouring rain to take part in what is usually the biggest single fund raising event by one association on the Orihuela Costa. Even though the weather was a let down some of the performers still went on stage to entertain the crowds which gradually increased as the day went on and the sun began to shine. Maria Wilson, president of the Torrevieja branch of the AECC cancer charity said: “I would like to thank all the

entertainers that performed, Dan Davy, Rob Bonovox, Stevie Spit, Nikki G, Samantha Curtis, Gemma, Kye Jaymes and Richie Alexander. Once again Sunshine FM supported the entertainment for the whole day. There was a fabulous Zumba warm up led by Angie, a Pink Lady from Quesada and the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums led the walk in the most horrendous conditions and I would like to thank all who took part on the day.” The total amount raised is still being counted.

enthused “in 39 years he built a country, with a solid future and monarchy. The Valencian and Spanish are very proud of our monarch, because he was the first Spaniard to defend our interests, inside and outside our borders, and he was a

strong advocate for freedom, peace and democracy.” The president went on to describe a future faced “with confidence, because we know that the Prince of Asturias will continue the legacy of our king.”


Significant rainfall ALICANTE Province recorded the first significant amount of rainfall in months. The weekend’s much needed downpours were spread across the province with an average of four litres per square metre falling; accounting for almost half of the accumulated rainfall so far this year in Alicante. Villajoyosa saw the most rain with 8.5 litres per square metre and San Vicente del Raspeig with 7 litres. Further south and in Elche just 3litres per square metre fell. The rain comes as the drought of recent weeks was causing problems to farmers and their crops.

Holiday on the sea TORREVIEJA is now home to the first houseboat manufactured entirely in Spain and built in Guardamar del Segura. The floating home, moored in Torrevieja’s marina, is the project of two engineers. They designed it in February with work carried out in the shipyard of Guardamar. They designed it as an alternative to holiday rental or permanent housing, selling for around €300,000 when a luxury yacht of around the same size sells for around €600,000. The home is 15m long and 5m wide.

Ratio of fewer doctors in province of Alicante THE ratio of doctors per 100,000 inhabitants in Alicante Province is the eighth lowest in Spain; lower than the regional averages. There are 6,376 practising physicians in Alicante Province, equating to almost 328 doctors per

100,000 people, putting the province at number 45 in the national rankings. Zaragoza comes out on top with 594 physicians per 100,000 people. At the other end of the scale is Jaen with 258 doctors per 100,000.

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We will never forget D-Day TOMORROW (Friday) marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the event that is widely credited as kick-starting the demise of Nazi Germany. On Friday a reenactment group will bring back to life the tide-turning moment that more than 155,000 allied troops landed on the beaches in Normandy, in history’s largest amphibious invasion. Veterans, their families and others wishing to pay their respects, including many from Spain, have been arriving all week for the commemorations. The D-Day landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, took place on June 6, 1944, when

allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in France. Around 4,400 Allied troops died on D-Day, while another 9,000 were wounded or declared missing. The re-enactment, part of a series of anniversary events, is to honour the historic day when troops waded and parachuted onto French soil as part of the famous Second World War D-Day landings. After the audacious attack, which marks the start of the eventual defeat of the Nazi Germany regime, America’s General Dwight Eisenhower declared that the ‘tide had turned.’ Eisenhower said: “The

free men of the world are marching together to victory!” On Tuesday members of the re-enactment group arrived at Arromanches-les-bains ahead of the coming event. Members of the group are from the UK, Spain, France and the US. To mark the anniversary on Friday an international flotilla of ships will sail through the channel to Normandy before an international ceremony on one of the landing spots, Sword Beach. In the UK, Portsmouth will be the main focus for the anniversary, as thousands of allied troops left its port to head to Normandy.


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Quality awards for Orihuela and Torrevieja ORIHUELA and Torrevieja’s beaches have had their Qualitur (Q) flags renewed for 2014. Orihuela received the most awards with seven flags for the quality of the beaches with six beaches in Torrevieja being recognised also. Orihuela and Torrevieja’s

councillors for Tourism, Rosa Martinez and Francisco Moreno, travelled to Gandia for the presentation ceremony and to receive the flags from Valencian Tourism Minister Maximo Buch. Francisco Moreno stressed that these awards serve to recognise the efforts made by the city

of Torrevieja in the comprehensive management and improvement of the beaches. Rosa Martinez recognised “the work of technicians and officials involved in this commitment to prepare the best and most famous beaches in the Valencian Community.” The Qualitur flags are awarded by the Valencian Agency of Tourism in order to promote quality tourism encouraging the implementation of quality standards such as water cleanliness, sanitation, recreation areas, facilities and safety. In the province of Alicante 38 ‘Q’ flags fly across 11 municipalities.


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Wine club donate to AFA AT its recent Annual General Meeting, members of the El Raso Wine Club agreed to donate funds to a local charity and the Torrevieja Association of Friends and Relatives of Alzheimer’s Sufferers (AFA) was chosen. AFA volunteer Jennie Mutter was present at the recent meeting of the club and was presented with €300 by Pat,

wife of chairman Derek Ward. Jennie thanked the chairman and the club members, then explained to members a little of the workings of AFA in the Torrevieja area. Jennie then went on to collect a further €100 selling raffle tickets with a prize of a two-week Mediterranean cruise donated by David’s Coach Trips.

Volunteers required AFECANCER urgently require volunteers for the forthcoming events happening over the summer at Zenia Boulevard, Fit4All, Emerald Isle and for many other events. AFECANCER are based in Torrevieja and help cancer sufferers and their families cope with cancer care and also offer nonsmoking sessions among

many other services. Their next event is on Sunday at Zenia Boulevard starting at midday, in collaboration with Artists Against Cancer which will see singers, dancers and entertainers give up their time to help raise money. If you can give one hour or more of your time go along to one of their events or phone Teresa on 687 427 686.

A musical Saturday MUSIC lovers have a choice of events to attend in Torrevieja on Saturday. The Coro Nuevo Amanecer are performing at the Palacio de la Musica from 8pm. Tickets €3. At 9.30pm, there is a musical tribute to Queen at the Municipal Theatre with tickets €10 or €12.


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Concern over future of the PCN charity THE Paul Cunningham Nurses Charity (PCN) have been visited by the medical police inspectors following a denuncia being lodged alleging the charity and nurses were illegal. PCN received a fine from Social Security in 2013 relating to a misunderstanding of the charity status. Founder Jennifer Cunningham said: “As a small charity relying on donations and three charity shops this caused a great deal of distress and if it wasn’t for the generosity of you all I don’t know whether we would have survived. For those who have had cause to use our nurses, fully understand how experienced, compassionate and professional they are and I can assure you they are fully regulated here in the UK and in Spain. “Therefore it came as a great shock when the inspectors arrived to carry out a full investigation and search of the premises, administration and the nurses.” She added: “After the inspectors had met our head nurse they were extremely impressed with her qualifications and experience and understood more in depth what PCN stood for. I am deeply distraught to discover the reason for their inspection was that PCN had been denounced for being illegal both as a charity but especially

our nurses. I am now anxiously awaiting the outcome of the inspection and findings and whether we will incur a further fine. Everyone at PCN are extremely upset and disappointed that a family member of a dying patient would want to close the charity down. The extra stress that has been placed on me personally is enormous and when you consider all I am trying do along with everyone else in the charity is to help dying patients and their families cope at a very distressing time. “The charity is struggling financially and if we incur another fine is doubtful we can survive.” JENNIFER: Founder of PCN works to help those with terminal illnesses.


Safe thieves now caught ROBBERS have been arrested in Murcia in connection with a series of seven robberies from homes and businesses. The two Albanians and a Romanian specialised in the theft of safes, slot machines and cash tills. Police say the gang would change cars travelling to and from the scene of the crime in

vehicles with false number plates. The men were tracked down and during house searches in Mazarron officers recovered the tools used during the robberies. A section of the TajoSegura water canal was also emptied where they found broken safes and slot machines.

Post office held up at gun point TWO assailants robbed the post office in Guardamar at gun point. The two men entered just before 2pm as the post office was about to close. Employees and the customers inside were threatened with a knife and gun until staff handed over the money. It is believed they got away with around €1,000 in cash.

Arrested for ‘slavery’

Police strip in protest

A BUTCHER in Los Alcazares has been charged with exploiting workers. An investigation revealed that two Moroccans with Spanish nationality working for the butcher were found to have no valid contract and no social security contributions were being made. The men were working seven days a week for €500 a month and it is believed money was also deducted for lunch. Policed compared the conditions to being like “slavery.”

THE Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, has denounced local police officers for their half naked protest. Officers removed their tops at the town hall as part of further protests complaining about working conditions.

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Food lovers in for a treat in Orihuela SEVEN restaurants are participating in Orihuela’s ‘Gastronomic Days’ currently being held until Sunday. The event will see each of the restaurants host for one day

offering a set menu. Councillor for Tourism, Rosa Martinez, said the venues have been chosen due to their ability to be able to host large groups. She said the event invites food critics,

bloggers and tour guides to the restaurants with the intention of publicising the venues “to show all the features of the municipalities.” Those taking part are el

Palacio de Tudemir, los Salones Belvedere, Gastro Casino, El tapeo de Agus, Casa Corro, Bar Restaurante Joaquín and the Colegio Diocesano Santo Domingo.

Sustainable strategies A ROUNDTABLE meeting has discussed sustainable strategies for urban regeneration in tourist areas. The Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, joined Calpe and Altea mayors in the conference which took place in the Auditorium of the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ). The conference was aimed at municipal representatives, architects, planners, municipal managers, economists, engineers, geographers and college students related to these disciplines. They discussed funding strategies such as regeneration and sustainable renovation of areas to recover its urban and historical value and cultural and architectural identity, all while preserving the natural landscape. Dolon highlighted the creation of quality urban facilities such as parks and

ROUNDTABLE: City representatives discuss sustainable strategies. sports facilities and gave examples of urban renewal actions such as the renovation of the Juan Aparicio promenade. During the conference he stressed the city’s commitment to sports tourism with the creation of the Sports City, one of the largest in the Community.

Farmers to receive aid STATE aid packages are to be handed out to farmers in the Murcia Region. Livestock and nonirrigation crop farmers affected by the lack of rain over the winter months are to receive packages to help their businesses continue. Murcia’s Regional Minister for Agriculture, Antonio Cerda, said the damage suffered by farmers as a consequence of the drought already amounts to €69million. The measures approved included emergency irrigation and subsidies.


British passport renewal backlog by Pete Woodall BRITISH passport holders in Spain may be shocked to find out a standard passport renewal, from the date the application is received by HM Passport Office (HMPO) in the UK is currently quoted at six weeks. Applications for a child’s first passport and replacements of lost and stolen passports will probably take longer. The delay is not limited to applications from Spain, the increase in overall demand means applications in the UK are taking longer as well but there applicants have the advantage of a fast track service, at a price. Since May 2013 when the service transferred from Madrid to Belfast the turnaround has been extended from 10 working days to

PASSPORT RENEWAL: Don’t leave it too long. four weeks and as of last week, now six weeks. Unofficial sources report, HMPO Belfast is taking the situation very seriously and are running flat out but despite recent adverts in the Belfast Telegraph for more staff, the backlog continues. Across the border in the Republic of Ireland passport renewals

continue to be estimated at 10 weeks. The Irish Consulate in Madrid and British Consulates throughout Spain offer an emergency passport (ETD) to those whose passports have yet to materialise and need to travel. A British ETD adds around €120 and the Irish ETD an extra €55 to the price of a passport.

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Illegal Chinese immigrants NATIONAL POLICE have detained 127 people and charged another 133 with illegally introducing Chinese immigrants into Spain. The 133 stand accused of falsifying paperwork and fraud. Hacienda (Inland Revenue Service) has calculated that the operation has defrauded them of around €3.5 million. Of the 127 detained, nine people also stand accused of ‘favouring individual immigration’ and belonging to an organised crime group. The detentions and charges have taken place all over

the country from Zaragoza to Palencia and Madrid to Merida. The original arrests took place in October of last year when the police became aware of the heads of the organisation whose criminal activities were centred on the falsification and sale of residence cards to the illegal Chinese community. The organisation would sell the immigrants fake residence cards, fake inscription cards (empadronamientos) and fake medical cards, all, in theory, expedited by the council of Zaragoza.


Spanish judge resigns A TOP Spanish judge has resigned after he was caught drink-driving. Enrique Lopez, a Constitutional Court judge, was not wearing a helmet and Breathalyzer readings showed he was four times over the legal limit for alcohol. Police in Madrid stopped Lopez as he was riding his motorcycle in Madrid early on Sunday morning. According to Spain’s ABC newspaper, Lopez ran a red light, prompting the police stop. Hours after the incident Lopez announced his resignation. He said: “I am aware what I did was wrong and I accept the consequences.” Lopez, 51, faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison. He could also lose his licence for up to four years.


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La gente As part of our series La Gente, Euro Weekly News reporter Gemma Quinn has been out and about to see what skills, talent and inspirational people can be found on the Costa Blanca. This week she met with movie director Eugenio Mira... LIKE most children of the 80’s Eugenio Mira was brought up in the magic of movies. Inspired and amazed he recreated his own version of Spielberg’s ‘The Goonies’ at the age of 11 and was drawn in to the wonder of the illusion of movies: “I used to watch Superman and was blown away by it and the power of how they made you believe this man could fly. I totally bought in to it. It was a powerful influence.”

EUGENIO MIRA: Speaking at the screening of Gran Piano in Altea. An influence that didn’t leave him. From a loving family, Eugenio and his sister were brought up in Altea in what he describes as “a normal, nice childhood.” With his creative flair and passion for movies he convinced his parents to let him follow his dreams and he attended a film school in Madrid

in 1995. He was talented and lucky enough that his passion has turned in to a career.

Freemasons three-year fundraising comes to a close at gala event A THREE-YEAR fundraising event culminated at Benidorm’s Gran Hotel Bali with a Festival Gala Evening by the Freemasons of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia. Festival 2014 came to a close at the event after launching June 1 2011 and raising €143,000. The idea came from the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, Right Worshipful Brother Barrie Mansell, after he attended a number of annual assemblies of other Provinces in Spain. Those Provinces, as part of their annual report, detailed the amount of money given by individual Lodges in various guises to charity and he was amazed at the considerable sum of money that was involved. He thought that if individual Lodges could raise so much money just imagine the amount that could be raised collectively by a Province. The target was set for the Province to purchase ambulances during the life of

GRAND MASTER: Barrie Mansell and his wife Julie, at the gala event following three years of fundraising. the Festival to be used by Cruz Roja throughout the Valencian Community. In May 2013 the Provincial Grand Master handed a cheque and the first ambulance over to the President of

Cruz Roja in Alicante at the Hercules Football Club in Alicante. Now, with the fundraising coming to a close at the gala event, where a further

€2,000 was raised from a raffle, enough money has been raised to purchase a second vehicle which will be presented in the coming weeks. This is a homeless support vehicle to be used by Cruz Roja. It will be designed to assist people who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless and in need of medical or social support facilities and will also include personal shower facilities. This is a

CRUZ ROJA: Freemasons have raised over €140,000 to purchase an ambulance and homeless support vehicle. completely new and innovative move for Cruz Roja and will have a significant impact on the way that they deal with social issues in the future.

Now back in Altea, he attended a film screening at AlteArte of Grand Piano which he directed last year. Far removed from Hollywood premieres and red carpet affairs it was a small, intimate gathering allowing the director to return to his roots and the place where he is happiest: “I have lived in Madrid and Barcelona, but I return to Altea. I am not distracted here, I like the life of a hermit with no distractions and I can work and then benefit from travelling around the world which is great. LA is full of distraction and there is an overwhelming feeling of chance.” Now with three movies under his belt, Eugenio has built up enough of a momentum to not need to be based in LA with scripts and meeting requests coming to him. That is how Grand Piano came about, his dream of being recognised as a director in his own right coming true: “Many people direct their own work, so to be hired and perceived strictly as a director was great. I was sent the scripts and had a few meetings with the producers and within 48 hours I had said yes.” It was filmed in Barcelona starring Elijah Wood (who he helped get on board after meeting him at a film festival in 2010) and John Cusack, but was very nearly shot in Alicante’s Ciudad de la Luz. The desire and disappointment of Eugenio clear in his voice as he speaks about the closed facilities: “It is so close and yet so far. The facilities there are just amazing and I hope someone takes care of it.” The facility would help put the region on the map even more in the movie work and the director is keen to promote and support up coming talent: “I embrace it all and it is a privilege if I can influence and help others,” and he says there is no better time than now for those interested in the industry: “Now it is more accessible with technology and films being able to be shot on a phone!” Whilst in Altea he is now busy working on his own scripts for others to direct and has a number of exciting projects further establishing himself as a leading player in the movie world whilst humbly retaining his Spanish roots.


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Noche en Blanco ALMERIA City will be holding a Noche en Blanco tomorrow (Friday) with 150 businesses taking part and 70 activities planned throughout the night.

News from our editions With six editions and read by more than half a million people, EWN is Spain’s largest free local English-language newspaper

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A NEW Red Cross centre has opened in Pulpi. It will be manned by 42 volunteers and is located in Calle Diego El Municipal 3.

Work fatality A MAN has died after being trapped under a dumper truck. The worker was loading rocks in the Rambla El Higueral in Berja when the accident happened.


Sporting chance JIJONA Town Hall paid architects €147,620 to draft plans for a 33,000square metre sports complex. It is now looking for ways to finance the project which will cost €3.15 million.

Summer site FINESTRAT Town Hall’s Information Point will be open on the beach each day from 9am until 2.30pm until September 30. The Font del Moli point will now close until October.

Light of day ROBBERIES continued in the Muchamiel area when valuables were taken from two neighbouring houses on a gated urbanisation. Both were ransacked on the same morning while their owners were out.

75 years on ONE HUNDRED people recently took the Alicante-Oran ferry, retracing the crossing made by SS Stanbrook in March 1939. Its British skipper took 3,000 Republicans to safety as the Civil War ended.

Peace prize THE RAFA NADAL Foundation, of which the tennis player is the president, has received a prize for promoting peace and being against violence; the prize was given out by the Non Violence Project Award committee in New York.

THE PEOPLE of Palma took to the streets on Monday night to protest the monarchy and come out in favour of Spain becoming a republic. The demonstration was peaceful and there was no police presence.

New centre

THE city hall of Almeria has begun work to repaint zebra crossings, road signs and 1,052 traffic lights in the city. The work will take four months at a cost of €229,000.


Republican demo

A GROUP of 50 travel agents from all around Andalucia visited El Ejido as part of a familarity trip to learn about all the attractions on offer in the area.

City spring clean


Traffic stopper BALCON DE FINESTRAT: Roads, pavements, light and water in the pipeline.

Town hall to provide services THE unfinished Balcon de Finestrat development will be taken on by the local town hall. Thanks to a favourable decision of Valencia’s Legal Advisory Board, the company involved has finally lost its development rights. Tenders can now be announced to finish what the developers failed to do and work should begin before the end of the year. Part of the development is finished but some zones still lack water, electricity, street lighting, pavements or surfaced roads. Once finished, all Balcon de Finestrat residents - many of them expats - can all enjoy the same facilities, said Finestrat’s Urban Development councillor Juan Francisco Perez. More first-time residents are coming to Balcon de Finestrat than any other urbanisation in the town, Perez said. “It is essential to provide them with all possible services,” he added. The project will cost the council €1.4 million but this will not be passed on to residents living on the urbanisation. The expense will be borne by the owners of new buildings and, as Perez pointed out, “Ninety per cent of those properties belong to the banks.”

TRAFFIC was stopped for several hours on the Cami de la Vileta when a large car had an accident and ended up on its roof; the tow truck had to come and remove it which caused the street to be completely closed.

School trip FIRST year students at the Joan Maria Thomas de Palma high school visited the Grup Serra which is a leading Palma communications company; they were there on a careers day.

Embezzled funds THE EDUCATIONAL Committee of the Balearic Islands has denounced Joana Maria Camps for, allegedly, embezzling money from the committee on his recent trips to the mainland and other islands.


Fish market

Easy way in

Free entrance

ACCESS at Villajoyosa’s Barbera dels Aragones open-air auditorium has now been improved for those with mobility problems. Architectural barriers have been removed to make it more wheelchair-friendly.

THE Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga will be free to enter for students and staff at Malaga University, thanks to an agreement signed between the two institutions.

THE OLD fish market in Almuñecar has been given a new lease on life after a revamp in which the squatters were removed and the whole area was cleaned. Although it belongs to the state, the council had to take charge due to the large amount of complaints it was generating among neighbours.


Garlic imports

Cave book

FARMERS in Antequera have complained about mass importation of garlic from China, meaning they are now being paid €0.70 per kilo at the most.

NERJA Council has presented a book entitled ‘The Caves for All’ which tells the story of the caves in both English and Spanish; it has been illustrated by local artist Luis Santiago.

Cocaine sales

Cherry record

THREE people were arrested in Fuengirola for allegedly selling cocaine to organisations which were based in Madrid. Police seized drugs and other items.

ALFARNATE, in the Axarquia Mountains will have a bumper cherry crop this year thanks to the dry winter which had almost no frosts; early predictions say that up to 100 tonnes could be collected.

Fines swapped RESIDENTS in Mijas will be able to swap fines for misdemeanours or traffic offences for community work if they can’t afford to pay.

Ham cutting EIGHT of Spain’s best ham cutters took part in a competition in Ronda. The ham was enjoyed by visitors to the fair as it was sold at affordable prices.


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Paddy overcomes injury to perform SATURDAY night saw the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent, with star of the show being grandmother Paddy Jones who made it through to the final. The stand-out performance came from the 80-year-old from Gandia and her dancing partner Nico, who wowed with their routine to Ricky Martin’s She Bangs. Last week it was reported that expat Paddy would be unable to perform after she sustained an injury in rehearsals. However, the dancer overcame her rib injury to dazzle the crowd - and the judges, who took to their feet to give a standing ovation. Judge Simon Cowell said: “Paddy, I salute your courage and everything about you. You did this for your country. To sustain that injury and you look amazing by the way sweetheart. “You have that determined spirit and I think the British public are going to vote you through to the finals.” Fellow judge Alesha Dixon said: “What you have just done there is incredible. I respect you so much.” Amanda Holden added: “I adore you both and am so proud of you both.

SEMI-FINAL: Paddy and Nico dazzled. “To have done this overnight and put this together is utterly incredible. You are the epitome of Great Britain and something the Royal Family would just adore on the Royal Variety show.”


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Ex-bankers get suspended time THE Supreme Courts have condemned the ex-directorship members of Caixa Penedes bank to up to two years in prison. The courts consider them to have behaved in a “malicious and insidious” manner after they awarded themselves huge pensions. But they have given back the €28.6 million they stole for their pensions and will only get suspended sentences. The four ex-bankers admitted their crimes and returned the monies outstanding. The prosecution was asking for penalties of over three years as this would mean that the bankers would actually go to prison rather than having suspended sentences but the judges of the case considered that this was not necessary as they had given back all of the money. Prosecutor Emilio Sanchez Ulled commented that although he was pleased that the monies had been returned he still thought that the ex-bankers should have gone to jail like all other thieves.


Basque Country proclaims right to selfdetermination

DRUGS AND DRIVING: Lead to road deaths.

Stoned drivers DATA released by the DGT (national traffic authority) shows that 12 per cent of drivers on Spanish roads are stoned or drunk - sometimes both. This is the principal fact to come out of the survey carried out on 2,932 drivers throughout the country. There are proportionally

more stoned drivers (8.8 per cent) compared to drunk (4.1 per cent). Maria Segui, director general of the traffic authorities, commented that although the Spanish nation has come to terms with the “if you drink, don’t drive” concept they have not taken on board that it also applies to drugs.

The DGT have concluded that the traffic fatalities could be cut in half if the driving population were to take to the roads completely sober. Taking data from 2012, in which there were 1,903 fatalities, they think that this number could have been reduced to 943 if there were no drugs or alcohol involved.

SPAIN’S Basque Country adopted a declaration of selfdetermination with lawmakers taking a step towards the region gaining more powers. The northern region, which already has significant selfgoverning powers and can raise its own taxes, is following in the footsteps of Catalonia’s regional parliament, which made a sovereignty claim last year. The declaration was backed by 48 votes from the Basque National Party and proindependence party Bildu. The declaration is a political statement which carries no legal weight, although it could eventually lead to a step towards secession. In March Spain’s Constitutional Court argued that the Catalan declaration was “null and unconstitutional.” However, the Catalan government has said it remains committed to holding a referendum on November 9.


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EX-PRESIDENT Felipe Gonzalez has commented that a ‘Bolivarian’ alternative, like the newly successful political party Podemos, would be a catastrophe for the country. He made this comment at a presentation of the Foundation for Alternative Democracy in Spain (FADE) while at the same time refusing to comment on the poor performance of his own party, the PSOE, which did spectacularly badly in the recent EU elections. The main aim of the FADE is to discuss democracy without politics and this year’s conference was mainly preoccupied with discussing the widening gap between the people and the political elite. Gonzalez was pessimistic about the political stagnancy that Spain is currently going through and commented that Spanish politics, as well as world politics, had “bottomed out,” but would get going again very soon. The ex-president closed his talks with another reference to Podemos saying

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“Alternative would be a catastrophe”

FELIPE GONZALEZ: Warned against new party. that they are offering a “Utopian” future which would be impossible to attain, he dismissed the new political force, which won five seats in the EU elections, as “Bolivarian revolutionaries making impossible promises.” He went on to remind those present that Spain had already had a similar popular social movement in 1968 when the population protested the government and then later discovered that the offers made by the social alternative parties were always empty.


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Stories making headlines in Europe



BRITISH PRESS Revealing wallpaper SWEDEN - A Swedish teen has been convicted for sending pictures of his genitals to friends via Facebook after they recognised his wallpaper in the background.

Fun police

Alcohol purchases

Weight problem

THE House of Commons spent more than £1.4 million on alcohol to sell in Palace of Westminster bars in 2012 and 2013, according to The Times.

MORE girls under 20 are overweight or obese in the UK than anywhere else in Western Europe, new research has shown.

Orders up

Prehistoric croc

THE UK commercial aerospace industry enjoyed a ‘bumper’ April, with a 10 per cent increase in orders, according to a report.

A 5.5 cm fossilised tooth belonging to a prehistoric relative of modern crocodiles has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, scientists have said.

Bar phobia

DENMARK - A group of police officers in Denmark took the term ‘fun police’ to another level after letting a group of teenagers use their car’s bonnet as a waterslide.

REVELLERS aged 18-23 drink significant quantities of alcohol before they go out as they find bars and nightclubs ‘scary,’ researchers at Plymouth University found.

CROC TOOTH: Largest one of its kind found fossilised in the UK.

Self tasting NORWAY - A Norwegian conceptual artist claims to have boiled his own hip bone and eaten the flesh with potato and a glass of wine. He had undergone a hip replacement.

Cover up

RUSSIAN PRESS Train robber TRANSPORT police arrested a 43-year-old father-of-three at a railway station for stealing tea, condensed milk and jigsaw puzzles from a train.

SWEDEN - A controversial painting depicting a smiling vagina on a staircase at a Swedish high school will be allowed to remain but has to be obscured by a wall.

New submarines

New craze

A YOUNG lioness, weighing 50 kilos, had to be removed from a train when its owner, who had registered it as a domestic cat, was unable to keep it under control.

NORWAY - A 20-yearold Norwegian and her two British friends have started a new internet craze by posing topless around the world and posting on Instagram.

THE Russian Navy will enhance its potential by introducing six project 636.3 ‘stealth’ submarines in the Black Sea Fleet.

possibility of being able to block entire web sites.

More bases RUSSIA has said that it needs more military bases around the world, as it currently has only four, compared to the 500 of the US army.

A 14-YEAR-OLD joyrider was arrested in the northern German city of Flensburg after a 200kph car chase, in which he crashed into two police cars and injured an officer.

Large dancer A 75-YEAR-OLD from Munich weighing 125 kilos took his sports club to court after he injured his leg when the ballet barre he was practising on collapsed.

Deleted past THE Higher Regional Court of Koblenz has ruled that ex-lovers should delete revealing photos and videos taken of their former partners when relationships end

Fast internet PASSENGERS on all German Intercity-Express (ICE) trains will have access to fast internet connections by the end of the year, Deutsche Bahn has promised.

MORE than a third of German homes have just one person living in them, according to census data, making single-person apartments the most common household.


NOT DOMESTIC: Young lioness on a train.

RUSSIA reportedly has plans to toughen its anti-piracy laws. One change would be the

WORLD Wildlife Fund director Johan van de Gronden stated that his organisation urges people to fly less, but his own WWF people fly two million kilometres every year for presentations, meetings and working visits.

PRESS Joyriding crash

Single living

Wild cat

Fly away wildlife



in Estonia (87 per cent) and Austria (80 per cent).

More pay

Firework rules

Euro money

Once a year

MALE managers earn 20.7 per cent more than their female colleagues. This gap widened 2.5 per cent last year. The difference in hourly wage is €5.10 per hour.

THE Dutch tradition of setting off fireworks on New Year’s Eve will be restricted. Their sale will be permitted from two days in advance and they will only be allowed to be set off from 6pm on December 31.

DESPITE a growing anti-EU mood, 76.1 per cent of Dutch people want to keep the Euro as common currency in the Eurozone, a survey by Kieskompas showed. The biggest support for the Euro is

FORTY per cent of the over 2.8 million Dutch bachelors have sexual intercourse once a year, 14 per cent once every half year, 15 per cent once every quarter and 19 per cent once a month, a survey showed.


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A note from the


Fascism must not return


OMORROW (Friday) is the 70th anniversary of D Day. Many veterans from the allied forces who landed on the beaches of Normandy on that June morning have returned to the scene to remember the event. It stood for many as the beginning of the end of World War Two. All of us should remember those brave soldiers who fell on that fateful day, we are forever in their debt. They helped rid Europe of the blight of fascism. With the rise of the far right in the recent European elections we must not allow anti immigration sentiment to become fascism. While it is legitimate to demand controls on the numbers of people arriving in our home countries, such sentiments must not be allowed to turn into something more sinister.

Too many brave men died to rid the world of fascism to let it return. It would be an insult to their memories.

Adios King Carlos KING JUAN CARLOS should be applauded for abdicating. To make way for his dynamic son is the right thing to do after a long period of ill health. But it has highlighted the divisions in Spanish society as pointed out in this column before. Thousands of Republicans have taken to the streets calling for an end to the monarchy. It will be interesting to see if the abdication brings the country together in the long run, or splits it further apart.




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Six detained in Melilla operation JIHADIST TRAINING: Camps in Mali.

THE JIHADIST cell which has been discovered in Melilla stands accused of recruiting, and later sending, Jihadist fighters to Syria, Libya and Mali. The Guardia Civil was continuing to search outlying Muslim neighbourhoods of Melilla to find all of the components of the cell. In a joint operation, between the Spanish and Moroccan police in March, the biggest, and most active, Jihadist cell was taken down; it was in charge of recruitment for the ‘Holy War.’ Among those detained is the first Spanish Jihadist to come back from the conflict in Mali after spending time in the training camps which the MUJAO (Movement for the Unity of the Jihad in eastern Africa) have established there. The police operation will continue until the cell has been completely dismantled.



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business & legal

SPANISH multinational oil company Repsol is to pay out an extra dividend of €1.3 billion. Shareholders will receive €1 per share following the €3.6 billion payout after Argentina nationalised its 51 per cent controlling stake in YPF. The company provides approximately a third of

Argentina’s oil and a quarter of its gas and the takeover arrived a year after YPF announced the discovery of large deposits of shale oil and gas fields. Repsol confirmed it has now disposed of its remaining assets in Argentina after selling to JP Morgan all the government bonds it received in

The sandwich price index... CLUB sandwiches have succeeded loaves of bread and Mars bars as cost of living markers. The Club Sandwich Index (CSI) compiled by compares prices of the classic sandwich containing chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise. The CSI is a ‘barometer of affordability’ based on prices paid by the clients of 840 hotels with five, four and three-star classifications in 28 countries, claims. Madrid hotels, where a sandwich costs an average of €11.52, provided the statistics for Spain’s CSI. This put Spain in 27th position in this year’s

listings, up three places with a 7.8 per cent increase since 2013. The world’s most expensive city was Geneva, charging an average €23.91 for a sandwich, followed by €21.53 in Paris. Helsinki, ranked 11th in 2013, shot up to third place with this year’s €17.86 and had Stockholm close behind on €17.64. Oslo charges €16.93 and London €16.62. New Delhi (€6.44) is the cheapest city, followed by Mexico City (€7.17) and Buenos Aires (€7.61). Madrid is in the middle category but this could change. Prices have fallen in most countries but have continued to rise in Spain, according to the Index.

compensation for the YPF takeover. Mexico’s state oil company Pemex, which has an 8.75 per cent stake would receive €116 million, Spanish construction multinational Sacyr €122 million while Repsol’s largest shareholder, Cataluña’s CaixaBank would get €158 million.


usiness extra

Go-ahead wanted BRUSSELS postponed until July 10 its verdict on Telefonica’s €4.14 billion purchase of German mobile operator E-Plus. A decision regarding the sale of Spain’s Ono to Vodafone is due on July 2.

Pay delay ANNUAL reports by Spain’s biggest businesses must reveal their time-lag in paying suppliers. The Finance ministry hopes this will persuade them to pay within the obligatory 60-day time limit.

Castle sell-off to raise money PART of a moated 10th century castle with walls 3.5 metres thick could soon be transformed into luxury apartments. The Interior ministry is selling off empty police stations and Guardia Civil properties and Maqueda Castle in Toledo is one of these. The section due to be sold off once housed a Guardia Civil headquarters that was later converted into a museum costing €5 million in 2010. The 2,600-

square metre building also has 30 parking spaces. The Maqueda property has a starting price of €9,588,290 and the sale is being handled for the ministry by as are others in Barcelona, Cuenca, Galicia, Granada, Navarra, Santander and Sevilla. The sales come under the government’s economy programme and its bid to capitalise unused assets.


STAT OF WEEK THE Caixa Banking Foundation, with net assets of €20 billion, is the world’s third-biggest foundation and Europe’s largest. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation occupies the number one slot, followed by the Wellcome Trust.


Extra Repsol dividend


PAYOUT: Repsol lost control of YPF.


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+0.11% +0.24% +0.23% +0.08% -1.32% +0.38% -0.24% +0.49% -0.73% +0.19% -0.58% +0.41% +1.34% +0.33% +0.69% -0.27% +0.09% +0.28% +1.49% +0.69% +0.10% +0.49% +0.61% -0.69% -0.11% +0.33% +0.48% +0.07% +1.04% -0.02%

3.9M 3.6M 16.2M 2.8M 5.9M 5.2M 29.4M 3.2M 11.5M 18.9M 2.2M 4.5M 43.6M 4.6M 6.0M 12.0M 4.2M 11.5M 34.6M 2.6M 26.2M 7.4M 10.4M 2.3M 3.7M 5.1M 12.4M 1.5M 6.0M 6.4M





C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 3.50 2.00 3.31 2.00 9.00 1.00 16.00


0.49 0.23 0.83 0.12 0.59 0.09 0.66

NET VOLUME 506.30 793.58 4,121.09 73.88 207.43 100.03 98.35



$ 14.62 $ 31.13 $ 22.48 $ 10.95 $ 11.03 $ 9.98 $ 4.48 $ 5.30 $ 7.31 $ 5.94 $ 11.97

1.74 ▲ 13.51% 3.68 ▲ 13.41% 2.34 ▲ 11.62% 1.09 ▲ 11.05% 1.08 ▲ 10.85% 0.87 ▲ 9.55% 0.36 ▲ 8.74% 0.4201 ▲ 8.61% 0.55 ▲ 8.14% 0.4399 ▲ 8.00% 0.88 ▲ 7.94%

$ 2.42 $ 41.86 $ 2.22 $ 2.10 $ 3.635 $ 28.75 $ 20.28 $ 2.12 $ 18.66 $6 $ 3.62

0.52 ▼ 17.69% 8.179 ▼ 16.35% 0.40 ▼ 15.27% 0.35 ▼ 14.29% 0.425 ▼ 10.47% 2.91 ▼ 9.19% 2.03 ▼ 9.10% 0.21 ▼ 9.01% 1.78 ▼ 8.71% 0.52 ▼ 7.98% 0.296 ▼ 7.56%

Most Advanced Retrophin, Inc. NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Prosensa Holding N.V. Exa Corporation TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation ATA Inc. Sky-mobi Limited Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Cascade Microtech, Inc.

Most Declined Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. Splunk Inc. Envivio, Inc. China Auto Logistics Inc. Glu Mobile Inc. Criteo S.A. Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. China BAK Battery, Inc. MacroGenics, Inc. ReachLocal, Inc. TOP Ships Inc.

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) CHANGE Centrica PLC 337.60 2.00 Coca-Cola HBC AG 1421.50 49.00 Compass Group PLC 998.50 3.00 CRH PLC 1634.50 -2.00 Diageo PLC 1916.25 -3.00 easyJet PLC 1558.50 29.00 Experian PLC 1039.50 3.00 Fresnillo PLC 806.50 0.50 Friends Life Group Ltd 314.00 0.70 G4S PLC 251.30 1.20 GKN PLC 394.70 2.30 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1591.75 -9.00 Glencore PLC 328.38 5.05 Hammerson PLC 597.00 3.00 Hargreaves Lansdown 1235.00 16.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 629.35 0.16 IMI PLC 1603.00 6.28 Imperial Tobacco Group 2693.00 0.00 InterContinental Hotels 2348.00 -8.00 International Consolidatd 399.70 6.20 Intertek Group PLC 2925.50 8.00 ITV PLC 183.05 0.90 Johnson Matthey PLC 3249.00 37.00 Kingfisher PLC 392.05 0.10 Land Securities Group 1071.50 3.88 Legal & General Group 231.60 1.40 Lloyds Banking Group 77.48 -0.39 London Stock Exchange 1960.50 2.25 Marks & Spencer Group 450.45 1.20 Meggitt PLC 487.80 3.40 Melrose Industries PLC 283.35 3.30 Mondi PLC 1075.00 4.00 Morrison (Wm) Sprmrkts 199.45 -2.20 National Grid PLC 892.50 2.50 Next PLC 6677.50 39.25 Old Mutual PLC 201.15 -0.90 Pearson PLC 1172.50 1.93 Persimmon PLC 1353.50 15.18 Petrofac Ltd 1266.50 5.00 Prudential PLC 1390.75 5.30 Randgold Resources Ltd 4414.00 57.00 Reckitt Benckiser Group 5112.50 10.25 Reed Elsevier PLC 955.75 4.75 REXAM PLC 537.75 6.50 Rio Tinto PLC 3104.75 47.90 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1051.50 11.12 Royal Bank of Scotland 345.30 -1.30 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2446.25 11.00 Royal Mail PLC 519.00 7.00 RSA Insurance Group 480.40 0.70 SABMiller PLC 3290.25 -21.50 Sage Group (The) PLC 413.55 3.90 Sainsbury (J) PLC 339.55 -6.60 Schroders PLC 2596.00 10.00 Severn Trent PLC 1969.00 1.00 Shire PLC 3471.00 56.00 Smith & Nephew PLC 1032.50 -13.00 Smiths Group PLC 1328.50 8.00 Sports Direct Internatnl 776.50 -9.72 SSE PLC 1565.50 9.30 Standard Chartered PLC 1344.50 2.00 Standard Life PLC 390.40 -9.79 St James's Place PLC 790.75 8.16 Tesco PLC 300.75 -2.15 Travis Perkins PLC 1704.00 21.00 TUI Travel PLC 411.05 0.80 Tullow Oil PLC 851.75 9.00 Unilever PLC 2680.50 1.00 United Utilities Group 874.75 7.00 Vodafone Group PLC 209.58 0.05 Weir Group PLC 2619.00 -1.00 Whitbread PLC 4214.00 28.00 William Hill PLC 356.80 1.30 Wolseley PLC 3366.50 42.00 WPP PLC 1290.50 3.00

% C H G. 0.60 3.57 0.30 -0.12 -0.16 1.90 0.29 0.06 0.22 0.48 0.59 -0.56 1.56 0.51 1.31 0.03 0.39 0.00 -0.34 1.58 0.27 0.49 1.15 0.03 0.36 0.61 -0.50 0.11 0.27 0.70 1.18 0.37 -1.09 0.28 0.59 -0.45 0.16 1.13 0.40 0.38 1.31 0.20 0.50 1.22 1.57 1.07 -0.38 0.45 1.37 0.15 -0.65 0.95 -1.91 0.39 0.05 1.64 -1.24 0.61 -1.24 0.60 0.15 -2.45 1.04 -0.71 1.25 0.19 1.07 0.04 0.81 0.02 -0.04 0.67 0.37 1.26 0.23

VOLUME 5,466.30 105.51 360.40 441.73 608.70 245.64 1,006.84 234.82 765.88 1,734.98 539.26 2,157.06 5,850.20 226.48 184.68 2,139.91 60.46 202.76 193.77 1,788.79 82.20 2,875.61 74.20 1,273.78 170.10 4,254.37 23,142.38 88.87 615.37 255.16 278.02 238.85 2,506.43 1,156.38 50.48 2,248.85 403.00 178.10 191.50 431.29 69.21 117.29 917.84 356.65 1,138.48 764.70 1,673.08 429.75 667.44 362.22 326.27 532.19 1,728.95 51.81 99.15 403.85 744.61 75.87 639.61 315.85 561.80 2,554.02 140.67 6,187.63 108.41 457.17 272.05 554.74 393.76 9,361.95 123.95 99.24 1,193.41 253.80 353.88


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UK data continues to improve in quarter four THE recovery in the UK in Quarter four maintained the momentum built in the previous quarters in 2013. Healthy data flow from the service, manufacturing and the construction sectors and most recently from the housing market are lifting sentiment and the British consumer is slowly reemerging from a long hibernation. The strong numbers have been a key driver for the bullish momentum in the pound which has forged higher on the anticipation that UK growth will continue to outstrip official forecasts. However, the latest Bank of England quarterly inflation report delivered a more dovish tone than expected and cooled appetite for the pound. Growth and inflation forecasts remained the same as the previous quarter, but Mark Carney Governor of the Bank Of England, played it with a straight bat and did not talk

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about raising interest rates as a result of positive growth indicators. The perception of slack in the economy was not altered much from previously and Carney noted that there is still more slack in the economy to be used up before the Bank of England will hike interest rates. Carney also noted that when the tightening cycle does commence it will be slow and gradual and not to the same levels as before the financial crisis. The pound fell on the report even despite a fall in the unemployment rate as Carney took the heat out of early rate rise chatter. Once the market settled down and following robust retail sales data and

GBP/EUR: Has managed to push to a 16 month high. higher inflation the sentiment flipped again to a view that interest rates could in fact rise sooner than projected by the Bank of England. Expectations on the timing behind an interest rate rise will to continue to see-saw in relation to UK economic data releases. In the Eurozone, low inflation in April and weak Gross Domestic Product growth in the first quarter of 2014 highlighted

once again the deep challenges faced by the single currency area. The latest economic reports published yesterday have given the European Central Bank yet another reason to ease next month. The EZ GDP for Quarter one printed at 0.2 per cent against a consensus of 0.4 per cent. The economic polarisation between Germany and the rest of Europe has again intensified and highlighted the structural

unbalances challenging the region. German GDP beat the forecasts printing at 0.8 per cent versus an expected 0.7 per cent while French GDP flat lined. Spanish and Italian GDP figures disappointedly contracted. EZ CPI readings remain also extremely low with core inflation coming only at 0.7 per cent, which is well below the ECB’s target rate of 2 per cent. The ECB have set their stall out to act in June and it is now a question of by how much. The recent European elections have given a further headache and alongside lower growth and inflation the market is expecting something comprehensive. With this expectation and the upbeat UK data, GBP/EUR has managed to push to a 16 month high and the market eagerly awaits the ECB decision in June for further direction.

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EVERYONE is a salesperson. From our infant years when we work out a strategy for getting what we want we sell ourselves daily to get our own way. Successful sales people prepare their presentation before meeting clients. Anticipating their customer’s needs and likely budget they add an inducement to their package. Salesmen who don’t have an Option B are disadvantaged. This is usually an alternative product, payment plan or time sensitive gift. Selling is close to the acting profession. The prepared

DEAL CLOSED: Tricks of the trade. presentation is delivered in stages; it appears to be original but has been repeated day in day out. Long before the presentation the lures are set. Salesmen know how to use the terms ‘either or.’ If he asks for the order the client is

inclined to say, ‘No, I want to think about it’ or words to that effect. It is easy to reply ‘no’ to ‘can I help you?’ but not so easy to say ‘no’ if one is asked, ‘how may I help you?’ At the sharp edge of unscrupulous selling the client

is mentally prepared for the salesman’s pitch. However, he or she will have already decided to defer their buying decision. The salesman knows this and prepares for it. Hapless clients are blissfully unaware that the salesman is not acting on his own. At a predetermined signal, near to the close, there will be a call to his boss to see if the offer is still on or he receives a call: “Excuse me, this is my boss calling.” As soon as the muted phone conversation ends the salesman will turn to the couple with dismay written on his face. “I am awful sorry, it looks as though someone is negotiating to place the order.” Having already steeled themselves for the hard sell the clients are caught unawares. Rather than miss a bargain they will plead that they take priority over the phantom competitor.

Jobs that go begging despite unemployment ALTHOUGH 25.9 per cent of Spain’s working population is unemployed, 73,000 jobs remain untaken. There are posts that cannot be filled either in this country or elsewhere because applicants do not fit the profile that companies seek. On other occasions they lack the required level of specialisation, explained the recruitment agency Randstad. This is especially true of mining, the construction industry and the energy sector, particularly wind power. Engineering and IT posts are also going begging, Randstad said. In some selection processes that involve between 800 and 1,300 candidates, 43 per cent of vacancies are not filled and there is a 60 per cent failure rate, said one of the agency’s experts. Despite the rise in unemployment the problem of finding the ideal person for certain jobs is no easier than it was in 2007 when the economic crisis was starting. Paradoxically, when a suitable candidate is engaged, he or she will seldom have come from the pool of jobless, he added.


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Loose change A look at finance for females


Splurging after a break up

Jane Plunkett

New supplier SPAIN could supply 12 per cent of Europe’s gas once the Midcat pipeline is finished. Its three pipeline links to France would deliver an annual 15.1 billion cubic metres of gas.

AS if the heartache of breaking up isn’t enough, it’s now been concluded in a recent study that girls are extra prone to random shopping sprees after a relationship split up. On average girls will spend nearly double after a break up shopping trip than they might tend to spend on any other spree. One study revealed that women will spend about €55 on an impromptu shopping trip for clothes, shoes and accessories after a relationship turns sour. This amount is much more than when girls shop to cheer themselves up for other reasons. In contrast, women who shop because they are bored spend an average of €35. About €32 is splashed out on treats after an


Fat figures FOOD and drink exports rose to €22.584 billion last year, accounting for more than 25 per cent of the sector’s turnover. This brought a positive trade balance of €3.466 billion.

RETAIL THERAPY: Way to feel better? argument or fight, while women who shop after a bad day at work are said to spend an average of about €32, according to the study. The only time where average spontaneous spending meets that spent after a break up is when a woman gets paid, where the study says about €48 is spent.

Obviously the more disposable money a woman has changes the above figures, but the average spend ratios remain the same. Retail therapy is known as such for the very reason that many women having a bad time do feel a little better after a visit to the shops; and a new top or

new bag does give them a lift. There is nothing necessarily bad about this, but the pick-you-up is short-lived. Putting money away towards a goal (a holiday, a new car) may not seem satisfying in the moment, but in the long run it will prove a lot more gratifying than splashing out on a

new jacket that is bought sporadically. Interestingly, women seem to be all too aware of their tendency to over shop when they are in a bad mood. The study found that 56 per cent of women avoid shopping when they aren’t in a great place knowing they will spend more than they want to.

Spending rise THE National Institute of Statistics (INE) has released data showing that public spending has gone up by 0.4 per cent in the first three months of the year. This is the first time in the last 30 months that spending has risen.

No surprises in the most-bought rankings COCA COCA, Danone and Activia were Spain’s most-chosen brands in 2013. They occupied the first three places in the Brand Footprint rankings for the most-chosen consumer brands. The top trio were followed by El Pozo, Azucarera Española, Central Lechera Asturiana, Campofrio, Gallo, Don Simon and Puleva. Coca Cola, which came out top not only in this country but also worldwide, was chosen on 156 million occasions last year in Spain and included an average of 11.2 times in the shopping lists of 81 per cent of households. Danone was chosen by 55.3 per cent of

FAKE DESIGNER GOODS: Destroy jobs and undermine industry.

COCA COLA: Most popular brand. Spaniards on 86 million occasions with an average of 9.1 repeat purchases each year. Activia was chosen 78 million times by 41.6 per cent of consumers and bought an average 10.8 times. Fastest-growing brands last year were Acor sugar, which was included amongst the rankings for the first time, followed by Dolce Gusto, Danonino, El Pozo

and La Casera. The multinational Nestle had more brands in the rankings than any other group and La Cocinera, Nescafe, Dolce Gusto, Maggi and Nesquik accounted for 180 million purchases. All brands in the rankings were nevertheless under pressure from the own-label products of the supermarket chains, the survey found.

Fake goods are “a scourge” for the fashion industry DESIGNER labels equal cachet and the Spanish happily spend an annual €108 per head on fashion fakes. They spend another €64.7 on copies of sports clothes and accessories revealed Acotex, an association of business owners in the textile and accessories industry. Spanish consumers also pay out a yearly average of €42.5 on imported fake leather goods, Acotex found after analysing figures supplied by Spain’s trademarks’ defence association Andema. Fake goods are ‘a big worry’ for the textile sector, whose sales diminished by 3.78 per cent by the end of 2013, said the Acotex president Borja Oria.

It is vital consumers are aware they are supporting mafias with their purchases, he declared. “What is more, fakes destroy jobs and undermine industry because they do not pay IVA valueadded tax or Social Security. They do nothing to help the economy,” Oria maintained. The fashion industry has been hard-hit by the economic crisis, accumulating a 30 per cent fall in sales over for seven consecutive years. Sixty-two per cent of fake goods described as a “scourge” by Acotex - are acquired in open-air markets as well as from itinerant street vendors (37.2 per cent) and the internet (21.4 per cent).


Using votes as leverage to get things done... PERMIT me to comment on two letters published in the Euro Weekly News. Kath Williams’s letter regarding the changes to the Urban Planning Law states: “Both the main parties tell us they agree that the LOUA needs amending. But what is happening? Nothing.” Has she asked them why nothing is happening? K James writes about the removal of a bus stop at a roundabout in La Zenia. He thinks the bus company and the council could have placed a bus stop in another location nearby. Has he asked the bus company and the council if this is possible? Your paper is an excellent platform for airing grievances and protests involving the authorities but the authorities will not take any action solely from letters. People have to take their issues to the relevant authorities and ask questions until they receive an answer. If the authorities do nothing or don’t give answers, remind them that you will be voting at the next local elections and your vote won’t be going to them! R.G.Waugh, Fuengirola (Malaga).

Illogical crisis IT’S some time since I have read such an illogical piece from Nora Johnson. She seems to be saying that we, the general public, are as guilty as the bankers for the financial crisis of 2008. Absolute nonsense. The banks have been pushing debt since the introduction of credit cards in the early 70s. Pushing debt like heroin dealers push addiction. I know of 50-plus cases where friends were pushed to take out credit aka debt by their bank managers. Maggie compounded the issue of too-easily available debt by opening the veritable floodgates with her Financial Services Act (FCA) of 1986. Even Nigel Lawson, Chancellor of the Exchequer at that time, admitted that the meltdown of


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I TOOK this photo on the Costa Blanca three years ago and returning recently I found neat concreted parking space instead. The inevitable had happened!

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2008 was “an unintended consequence of the FSA.” The money markets pushed debt and we are all paying for their incompetence, greed and dishonesty. Kate Ferry (by email) In my view, we all contributed to the crisis, however big or small our individual contribution may have been. Let’s agree to disagree! (Norah Johnson)

All in the family PRINCE CHARLES seems to be somewhat confused, comparing Hitler to Putin. Let us not forget Russia lost 10 million troops and 20 million civilians to Hitler’s war machine. Prince Charles’s father Prince Philip, who is from the house of Schleswig-Holstein-SonderburgGlucksburg, had a brother-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse (would that make him an uncle to Charlie?). He was a member of the SS and piloted attacks on allied troops in Italy. George VI and the Queen’s mother (Charlie’s grandparents) sent birthday greetings to Hitler

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months before he attacked Poland. His great uncle Edward VIII would have been Hitler’s pet king had Hitler conquered Britain and he said as late as 1970: “I never thought Hitler was such a bad chap.” Tony Conlan, Playa Flamenca (Alicante)

Natural remedy REGARDING the letters about sparrows, my advice is get a cat. Cats love sparrows and my cat Millie brings at least one sparrow a day into my house. I love sparrows and hate it when she brings them indoors, but there are so many of them. It keeps the

numbers down, meaning there is more food to help them survive. It’s the law of nature. Len Parsons, La Vinuela (Malaga)

Hidden gem SINCE moving to Spain 14 years ago we have had short breaks in Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid and Sevilla. All of these places have had screeds written about them but we have never seen a word about Valencia anywhere. The travel agents don’t seem to have any information about it. One said they could send us to Alicante! So last month we had a short break there, travelling on the AVE train. It’s the most beautiful city we’ve been to and the buildings are the best we’ve seen anywhere. There is so much to see and do with museums, churches, castles and a modern, almost futuristic, area. The main street has an enormous 10-kilometre park through the middle with football and hockey pitches and tennis courts. Where else could we find that? Four days was not enough time to visit it all. So why no information available



on Valencia? It has everything. J Hollowell, Arroyo de la Miel (Malaga)

Dodgy cargo WITH reference to Mike Walsh’s article about chemical weapons, how well I remember as a merchant seaman joining the SS Empire Simber in October 1945! She was an old ship with well decks and a counter-sunk stern, flat out at nine knots. We were bound for Valencia where we loaded 70,000 cases of oranges. This was my first visit to Spain and the beginning of my love for the country. On the way back the ship had a seven-foot split in the bilges so we had to put into Gibraltar. As it was nearing Christmas she was patched up and we arrived at London docks on December 22 with the first cargo of oranges since before the war. Once unloaded, she sailed for Swansea where she was loaded with 8,000 tonnes of mustard gas in drums, then taken out to sea and scuttled. She was an old ship with wooden hatch covers so nearly 70 years later they and the drums would have disintegrated but not the contents. As Mike said: “Mustard gas turns into a sticky mass that can drift around in the sea for years.” What a thought. Joe Billet, aka Joe the Cat Man, Quesada (Alicante)

Tax solution I READ yet again about Gibraltar’s complaints regarding the queues on the Spanish border. Surely the solution is in their hands? Just charge VAT and tax at the normal British rate. They tell the world that they are proud to be British, so why not pay their dues like everyone else? There is also a health concern that by reducing the cost of tobacco and alcohol they are increasing cancer cases and heart-related diseases. If Gibraltar has a social conscience, it should be contributing millions of pounds to the British and Spanish health services. Gibraltar is the carbuncle on the edge of Europe. I feel ashamed as a British citizen to be associated with it. Brian Lynch (by email)

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CH5 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Police Interceptors 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

THURSDAY TV SKY 1 9:00am Futurama When the crew aboard the Planet Express Spaceship goes fishing, Bender fashions a gigantic hook, causing the ship to sink. 9:30am Futurama 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

3pm 3:00pm Breakaway 3:45pm Cash in the Attic 4:30pm Animal Park 5:15pm The Bear Family and Me

3:00pm Jo Frost Family Matters 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Ejector Seat

3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Draw it!

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm The Perfect Assistant

3:00pm Lie to Me 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Great British Menu

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Tonight

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Police Interceptors

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm Springwatch 10:30pm Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm If I Don't Come Home - Letters From D-Day

9:00pm George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Architect George Clarke helps imaginations run wild as once again he celebrates the extraordinary world of small spaces and unique builds. 10:00pm Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014

9:00pm Angry Britain 10:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip: Live Launch 11:35pm Big Brother's Bit on the Side

9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 The murder of a swimming pool cleaner leads the Five-0 to a cell of radicalised students plotting an attack on US soil. 10:00pm Intelligence 11:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World

12:20am Welcome to Rio 1:20am Panorama 1:50am The Pity of War 3:20am This is BBC Two 5:00am Bitesize Science

12:35am The Late Debate 1:05am Jackpot247 4:00am Tonight 4:25am ITV Nightscreen

12:40am The Island with Bear Grylls 1:40am Born Survivor: Bear Grylls 2:25am 24 Hours in A and E 3:20am Embarrassing Bodies 4:15am Dispatches 4:45am Time Team Special 5:40am Unreported World

12:35am Big Brother 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am Bangkok Brits 5:00am The Great Artists 5:20am Great Scientists 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Hawaii Five-0 3:00am Hawaii Five-0 4:00am Lie to Me 5:00am Gadget Geeks







8:00pm Athletics 10:00pm Tyger Takes On Tyger is single and looking for love, so he is joining the million-plus young adults who have signed themselves up to online dating in search of a relationship. 11:00pm Jonah From Tonga 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:10am American Dad! 1:30am Jonah From Tonga 2:00am Tyger Takes On 3:00am Barely Legal Drivers 4:00am Tyger Takes On

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops 9:00pm Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth 10:00pm How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 11:00pm The Crusades 12:00am World Cup Brush Up with Danny Baker 1:00am Top of the Pops 1:40am Amber 2:35am Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth 3:35am How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Coronation Street 2:00pm The Cube 3:00pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Zookeeper 11:00pm TV OD 11:30pm Celebrity Juice 12:15am Viral Tap 1:00am Two and a Half Men 2:05am Fake Reaction 2:45am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

1:00pm Pie in the Sky 2:05pm Heartbeat 3:05pm The Royal 4:10pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5:20pm Second Thoughts 5:55pm Home to Roost 6:25pm Man About the House 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Foyle's War 11:00pm afterlife 12:00am Law and Order: UK 1:05am Pie in the Sky 2:10am Judge Judy

7:00am Tommy Cooper 7:30am Tommy Cooper 8:00am Minder 9:00am The Sweeney 10:00am Cycling 11:00am TT 2014 12:00pm French Open Tennis Live 10:00pm TT 2014 11:00pm Closer to the Edge 1:10am Grand Prix 500: The Rainey Days 2:10am TT 2014 3:15am Tommy Cooper 3:45am ITV4 Nightscreen 4:00am Teleshopping 4:30am The Store

3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm How I Met Your Mother 10:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 10:30pm 2 Broke Girls 11:00pm The IT Crowd 12:00am Rude Tube 1:05am 2 Broke Girls




3:15pm Doctors 3:45pm The Link 4:30pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip

6pm 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders

9pm 9:00pm Food Inspectors 10:00pm From There to Here 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Question Time

12am 12:35am This Week by Election Special 4:00am Holiday Weatherview 4:05am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 4:35am Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome 6:30am Godzilla Special 7:00am The Core 9:20am Hero 11:05am Man of Steel 1:35pm Tombstone 3:50pm Catwoman 5:40pm Lethal Weapon 3 7:45pm Executive Decision 10:00pm Man of Steel 12:30am Crank 2:05am Drop Zone 3:50am End of Days 5:55am Speed 2: Cruise Control

4:40am Caddyshack 6:30am X-Men: Days of Future Past Special 7:00am Hairbrained 8:40am The Man 10:10am Wild Hogs 12:00pm Identity Thief 1:55pm Grown Ups 2 3:45pm To Rome with Love 5:45pm Weird Science 7:25pm The Man 9:00pm Identity Thief 11:00pm Grown Ups 2 12:50am Boat Trip 2:35am Jackass: The Movie 4:10am How to Make Love to a Woman 5:45am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot

5:45am Point Last Seen 7:20am Switchback 9:20am Hick 11:05am Black Hawk Down 1:35pm The East 3:35pm S.W.A.T. A police honcho brings together some of the best gunmen in the force to create an elite team, but their first assignment causes havoc. 5:35pm Bullitt 7:30pm Black Hawk Down 10:00pm The East 12:00am S.W.A.T. 2:05am American Gigolo 4:10am Penthouse North 5:45am Loss of Faith

5:15am Desk Set 7:10am Evita 9:35am Return 11:25am Borrowed Time 1:00pm Struck by Lightning 2:35pm Les Miserables Special 3:05pm Jersey Girl 4:55pm 13 Going on 30 6:40pm Sense and Sensibility 9:00pm New Year's Eve 11:00pm The Break-Up 1:00am Now is Good 2:50am Free Samples 4:20am Life of Pi 4:50am Fun in Acapulco



5:30am Primates of the Caribbean 7:00am Last Passenger 8:45am Primates of the Caribbean 10:20am The Hot Flashes 12:05pm In a World... 1:45pm Primates of the Caribbean 3:15pm Last Passenger 5:00pm White House Down 7:15pm The Hot Flashes 9:00pm White House Down 11:15pm In a World... 1:00am Last Passenger 2:45am Coffee Town 4:30am Godzilla Special 5:00am Edge of Tomorrow Special 5:30am Primates of the Caribbean

6:00am Young Guns of Texas 7:25am Gunsmoke 8:25am Gunsmoke 9:30am Man From God's Country 10:55am One Foot in Hell 12:35pm The Nebraskan 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Bad Men of Tombstone 5:30pm Marooned 7:55pm On the Waterfront 10:00pm Ransom 12:15am The Forgotten 2:00am Ransom 4:10am The Forgotten


E W N 5 - 11 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am D-Day 70 70 years ago the crucial decision was made to invade France on June 6 1944, a campaign which was to mark the beginning of the end of the Second World War. 1:45pm BBC News at One 2:15pm BBC London News 2:30pm D-Day 70

BBC TWO 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am Building Dream Homes 8:30am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 9:15am The Great British Sewing Bee 10:15am Call the Council 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Animal Park 2:30pm The Link

ITV 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine Morning show with a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour. 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


CH4 7:00am Countdown 7:45am According to Jim 8:10am 3rd Rock from the Sun 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Australia 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:10pm Channel 4 Racing

CH5 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Big Brother: Power Trip: Live Launch 1:15pm Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun 1:40pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:45pm Caught on Camera 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

SKY 1 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am Hawaii Five-0 12:00pm Hawaii Five-0 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles Two teams are proving to be better than one as the LA and Red agents continue to work together to track down the elusive Robert Spears. 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

3pm 3:15pm Escape to the Country 3:55pm F1: Grand Prix Practice 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip

3:00pm Jo Frost Family Matters 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Ejector Seat

5:30pm Draw it! Let the doodle duel begin in the daytime game show series hosted by Mel Giedroyc.

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend

3:00pm Lie to Me 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Great British Menu

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm Random Acts

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm D-Day 70 10:00pm Gardeners' World 10:30pm Normandy '44: The Battle Beyond D-Day 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm Farewell Tina 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Soccer Aid 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Cape Fear

9:00pm Celebrity Fifteen to One Comedian Adam Hills returns with a brand new series of Celebrity Fifteen to One. 10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 11:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man

9:00pm Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures 10:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip: Live Launch 11:35pm Big Brother's Bit on the Side

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life 11:00pm A League of Their Own

12:05am Junkhearts 1:40am Question Time 2:40am Natural World 3:40am This is BBC Two

1:55am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Rude Tube 1:10am Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:40am Hot Shots! Part Deux 3:05am Southland 3:55am Desperate Housewives 4:35am Building the Dream

12:35am Big Brother 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am DIY Dummies 5:00am The Great Artists 5:20am Great Scientists 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Hawaii Five-0 3:00am Hawaii Five-0 4:00am Lie to Me 5:00am Gadget Geeks







8:00pm F1: Grand Prix Practice Lee McKenzie introduces live coverage of the second practice session ahead of the weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. 9:35pm World Cup's 50 Greatest Moments 11:30pm EastEnders 12:05am Family Guy 12:30am Family Guy 12:50am Family Guy 1:10am World Cup's 50 Greatest Moments 3:10am Backchat World Cup Special 3:55am Badults 4:25am Sweat the Small Stuff

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm John Ogdon: Living with Genius 9:30pm John Ogdon: A Musical Tribute 10:00pm You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story 11:00pm Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 12:00am Still Bill 1:10am In Concert 1:40am You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story 2:40am Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 3:40am Still Bill

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Best of You've Been Framed! 10:00pm Fast and Furious 12:10am Celebrity Juice 12:55am TV OD 1:25am Two and a Half Men 2:20am Take Me Out 3:30am Teleshopping

1:00pm Pie in the Sky 2:05pm Heartbeat 3:05pm The Royal 4:05pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5:15pm Second Thoughts 5:50pm Home to Roost 6:20pm Man About the House 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Lewis 11:00pm Wire in the Blood 12:35am Law and Order: UK 1:40am The Hours

7:00am Tommy Cooper 8:00am Minder 9:00am The Sweeney 10:00am Kojak 11:00am Police, Camera, Action! 11:30am TT 2014 12:30pm French Open Tennis Live 10:00pm TT 2014 11:00pm Cycling 12:00am The Killer Inside Me 2:15am TT 2014 3:20am Tommy Cooper 3:50am ITV4 Nightscreen 4:00am Teleshopping vThe Store

3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:30pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm Ferris Bueller's Day Off 12:05am Bodyshockers 1:10am World's Greatest Celebrity Body Shockers 2:15am Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy 2:50am Friday Night Dinner




3:00pm D-Day 70 Live from the small town of Arromanches overlooking the beaches of Normandy.

6pm 7:30pm BBC News at Six 8:00pm BBC London News 8:30pm The One Show

9pm 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Inspector George Gently 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show

12am 12:20am Uncle 12:50am EastEnders Omnibus 2:45am Weatherview 2:50am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 5:55am Speed 2: Cruise Control 8:05am 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded 9:45am King Kong 12:55pm Mean Machine 2:40pm The Fast and the Furious 4:30pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 6:25pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 8:15pm Mean Machine 10:00pm The Fast and the Furious 11:50pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 1:45am The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 3:35am A Man Apart

5:45am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot 7:15am Lola Versus 8:45am As Cool as I Am 10:20am A Fantastic Fear of Everything 12:05pm The World's End 2:00pm Ted 3:55pm The Full Monty 5:35pm Little Shop of Horrors 7:20pm Our Idiot Brother 9:00pm The World's End 11:00pm Ted 12:55am The Full Monty 2:35am Best in Show 4:15am Mallrats

5:45am Loss of Faith 7:30am Ripley's Game 9:25am The Suspect 11:10am Dead Again 1:05pm Red Rock West 2:50pm Premium Rush 4:30pm The Mean Machine 6:35pm Eden 8:15pm Red Rock West 10:00pm Premium Rush 11:35pm The Mean Machine 1:45am Eden 3:35am Two Days in the Valley 5:30am Malpractice

7:05am First Night 9:15am Les Miserables Special 9:45am Cruel Intentions 11:30am My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sick of being bullied by her overpowering Greek family, dowdy Toula signs up for college. Despite every warning, Toula falls for a non-Greek guy, and it's not easy getting her clan to accept him. 1:15pm Forces of Nature 3:05pm Medicine Man 5:00pm The Great Gatsby Special 5:25pm Dangerous Minds 7:10pm Forces of Nature 9:00pm The Bodyguard



5:30am Primates of the Caribbean 7:00am Last Passenger 8:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 9:00am Austenland 10:45am Edge of Tomorrow Special 11:15am The to Do List 1:15pm Admission 3:15pm The Hot Flashes 5:00pm Maleficent Special 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World...

6:00am On the Waterfront 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am Gunsmoke 10:05am Island in the Sun 12:20pm Bad Men of Tombstone 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Charro! 5:50pm The First Texan 7:25pm King Rat 10:00pm Hollywood Homicide 12:15am The Fog 2:10am Hollywood Homicide 4:15am The Fog


E W N 5 - 11 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30pm Nigelissima Nigella Lawson continues to share her passion for creating mouth-watering Italian food. 1:00pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:10pm Weather 2:15pm Escape to the Country

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:10am They Live By Night Dark interpretation of Thieves Like Us, combining gangster-led film noir with a touching love story. 8:45am Great British Menu 9:45am Great British Menu 10:45am FIFA World Cup 1970 12:20pm Wimbledon Classics 2:20pm F1 the Canadian Grand Prix

ITV 7:00am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Weekend 10:25am The Hungry Sailors 11:25am Murder She Wrote 12:20pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 1:25pm Storage Hoarders 2:30pm French Open Tennis Live

CH4 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am The Hoobs 7:30am Transworld Sport 8:30am Mobil 1 9:00am The Morning Line 10:00am Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Frasier 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:00pm The Simpsons 1:30pm The Simpsons 2:00pm The Investec Derby

CH5 9:25am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10am Jelly Jamm 10:30am LazyTown 11:00am Power Rangers Megaforce 11:35am Access 11:50am The Dog Rescuers 12:50pm Big Brother: Power Trip: Live Launch 2:15pm Police Interceptors


SKY 1 9:00am Flying Monsters 10:30am Road Wars 11:00am Modern Family 11:30am Modern Family 12:00pm Maleficent: Special 12:30pm Edge of Tomorrow: Special 1:00pm World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 2:00pm Futurama 2:30pm Futurama

3pm 3:55pm F1 the Canadian Grand Prix 5:05pm Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker

3:00pm French Open Tennis Live Live coverage from Paris as the 2014 French Open women's title is decided.

5:30pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me

3:15pm NCIS 5:00pm Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man

3:00pm Modern Family 3:30pm Modern Family 4:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Simpsons

6:05pm Antiques Road Trip 7:05pm Flog It! 8:00pm The Summer Exhibition

6:35pm Local News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Let Me Entertain You 7:30pm You've Been Framed! 8:00pm Britain's Got Talent

7:30pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:00pm The Restoration Man

7:00pm Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 8:35pm 5 News Weekend 8:40pm NCIS

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Modern Family 7:30pm The Elaine Paige Show 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Yes, Prime Minister 9:30pm I Love the Eighties 11:00pm French and Saunders 11:30pm Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV

10:30pm International Friendly Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England's final World Cup warm-up match against Honduras at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Roy Hodgson will want his team to complete their preparations on a high.

9:00pm Grand Designs The old lifeboat station in Tenby was home to the brave souls of the RNLI for over 100 years. 10:00pm My Sister's Keeper

9:35pm NCIS The NCIS team is forced to work with the CGIS agency to solve the murder of a Navy diver. 10:30pm Big Brother: Power Trip 11:30pm Big Brother's Bit on the Psych

9:00pm Star-Crossed When a hurricane unexpectedly hits the town and everyone is trapped inside the school. 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life

12:00am TOTP2 12:30am TOTP2 Wham Special 1:00am Shoot to Kill 2:45am This is BBC Two 3:15am This is BBC Two 3:45am This is BBC Two 4:15am This is BBC Two 4:45am This is BBC Two

1:15am ITV News and Weather 1:30am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014 2:35am Reno 911!: Miami 4:00am Hollyoaks Omnibus

12:30am Street Crime UK 12:55am Access 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am Illegal Immigrant and Proud 5:00am House Doctor 5:25am Make it Big 5:50am The Funky Valley Show

12:00am Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life 1:00am Cop Squad 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am Road Wars 3:40am Road Wars 4:30am Road Wars 5:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse







8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes IV: May the Fourth be with You 8:30pm Doctor Who 9:15pm Top Gear 10:20pm Father of the Bride II 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:44am Family Guy 1:06am Family Guy 1:28am Family Guy 1:50am American Dad! 2:12am American Dad! 2:35am Backchat World Cup Special 3:20am Badults 3:50am Russell Howard's Good News

8:00pm Amazon Abyss 9:00pm The Story of Science Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path. In this episode, Michael demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find out what makes up everything in the material world. 10:00pm Wallander 11:25pm Rome's Lost Empire 12:55am Top of the Pops 1:40am The Genius of David Bowie 2:40am Amazon Abyss

12:55pm Farewell Tina 1:25pm Take Me Out 2:35pm I Wanna Marry Harry 3:35pm I Wanna Marry Harry 4:30pm You've Been Framed! 5:35pm Twister 7:50pm Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 10:30pm Britain's Got More Talent 11:30pm TV OD 12:00am Shaun of the Dead 2:05am Viral Tap 2:45am Britain's Got More Talent 3:35am You've Been Framed! 4:00am Teleshopping

9:35am The Royal 10:35am The Royal 11:40am The Darling Buds of May 12:45pm The Darling Buds of May 2:00pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:55pm Midsomer Murders 8:00pm Midsomer Murders 10:00pm Midsomer Murders 12:00am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 2:05am Judge Judy 2:30am Judge Judy 2:50am Movies Now 3:00am ITV3 Nightscreen 3:30am Teleshopping

9:35am Cycling 10:35am Motorsport UK 11:35am TT 2014 12:35pm TT 2014 1:35pm Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2:40pm Magnum, P.I. 3:40pm Dunkirk 6:30pm French Open Tennis Live 8:00pm Hornblower 10:00pm TT 2014 11:00pm A Dangerous Man 1:00am Grand Prix Racer 2:00am TT 2014 3:00am Nitro Circus 3:25am Nitro Circus

9:00pm The Tomorrow People 10:00pm Black Knight 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:55am The Inbetweeners 1:30am The Inbetweeners 2:00am How I Met Your Mother 2:30am How I Met Your Mother 3:00am The Ricky Gervais Show 3:30am The Ricky Gervais Show 4:00am The Cleveland Show 4:20am The Cleveland Show 4:45am Glee 5:30am Ugly Betty




3:00pm Rugby League Challenge Cup 5:30pm A Question of Sport

6pm 6:00pm F1: Grand Prix Qualifying 8:20pm BBC News 8:30pm Regional News 8:35pm Weather 8:40pm Pointless

9pm 9:30pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 10:20pm Casualty 11:10pm BBC News 11:25pm Weather 11:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys

12am 12:00am Live at the Apollo 12:30am Poseidon 2:00am Weatherview 2:05am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 12:15pm Anaconda 2 2:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Evil forces threaten the peace of Middleearth. Dark riders from Sauron search for the ring which will give him absolute power. And Frodo Baggins, nephew of dragonhunting Bilbo, must take the ring on a quest to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom. 5:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11:30pm Total Recall 1:35am Commando 3:15am The Man with the Iron Fists

6:00am Little Shop of Horrors 7:45am The Out-of-Towners 9:20am You, Me and Dupree 11:15am The Internship 1:25pm Wedding Crashers 3:35pm Kindergarten Cop 5:35pm Napoleon Dynamite 7:20pm Nacho Libre 9:00pm The Internship When two fortysomething friends lose their jobs, they apply for an internship at internet company Google, despite not knowing the first thing about technology. 11:10pm Wedding Crashers 1:15am You, Me and Dupree

5:30am Malpractice 7:15am Witness 9:15am The Saint 11:25am The Bourne Legacy 1:50pm Witness 3:50pm Cellular 5:40pm The Saint 7:40pm The Bourne Legacy 10:00pm Deadfall 11:40pm Cellular 1:25am Traffic 4:00am Fear 5:45am Deep Family Secrets

4:40am The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 7:20am The First Time 9:00am Under the Tuscan Sun 11:00am Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 12:30pm Cinderella Man Romantic biographical drama. James Braddock was the washed-up 1930s boxer who could hardly pay his bills when he returned to the ring. 3:00pm Before Midnight 5:00pm Captain Corelli's Mandolin 7:10pm Never Been Kissed 9:00pm Million Dollar Baby 11:20pm Before Midnight 1:20am Cherry



7:00am Last Passenger 8:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 9:00am The to Do List 11:00am Godzilla Special 11:30am Austenland 1:15pm Admission 3:15pm Edge of Tomorrow Special 3:45pm The Hot Flashes 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World... 5:45am The Top Ten Show 2014

6:00am King Rat 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:40am Gunsmoke 10:45am The First Texan 12:20pm Charro! 2:10pm A Big Hand for the Little Lady 4:00pm The Great Escape 7:25pm The Long Gray Line 10:00pm Striking Distance 12:00am Last Man Standing 1:55am Striking Distance 3:45am Last Man Standing 5:25am Michael Caine Off Set


E W N 5 - 11 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South







8:00am Wagon Train 9:00am Gardeners World Gardening magazine. Monty Don and the team celebrate the start of summer as they indulge in the array of colour and scent beginning to take over gardens. 9:30am The Beechgrove Garden 10:00am FIFA World Cup 1974 11:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 1:00pm Great British Menu 2:00pm Great British Menu

7:00am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Weekend 10:25am May the Best House Win 11:25am Murder She Wrote 12:20pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm Love Your Garden 1:30pm Fool Britannia 2:00pm Let Me Entertain You 2:30pm French Open Tennis Live

6:20am Deal or No Deal 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am Transvulcania 8:05am British GT 8:30am How I Met Your Mother 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm Secret Eaters 2:35pm The Big Bang Theory

3:00pm Great British Menu In preparation for the big event the chefs research life during World War II, visiting the scene of the invasion in Normandy with D-Day veteran Ken Sturdy. 4:00pm Rugby League Challenge Cup

3:00pm French Open Tennis Live John Inverdale presents live action from Roland Garros as the Coupe des Mousquetaires is presented to the men's champion. Two-times winner Jim Courier is joined by Fabrice Santoro and Mark Petchey.

3:05pm The Big Bang Theory Leonard confronts the guy who bullied him in high school, while Penny realises she did her fair share of tormenting in the past. 3:35pm The Simpsons 4:05pm Beaches

4:05pm Ghostbusters Supernatural comedy set in New York about three eccentric professors of parapsychology who decide to set up a ghost-catching agency.

3:00pm Modern Family 3:30pm Modern Family 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Simpsons

6:30pm The Olympic Journey: Inspire 7:00pm Ice Age Giants 8:00pm The Tropic of Cancer

6:45pm Local News and Weather 6:50pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Soccer Aid

6:35pm Deal or No Deal 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Four Rooms

6:10pm Mannequin 7:55pm Dirty Dancing

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm About a Boy 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Ones to Watch

9:00pm I Bought a Rainforest 10:00pm Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno 11:00pm QI XL 11:45pm Adventureland

11:00pm ITV News and Weather 11:20pm Atonement

9:00pm Born in the Wild: Elephant 10:00pm Fargo 11:05pm The Debt

9:55pm 5 News Weekend 10:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip 11:00pm The Greatest 80s Movies

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm Futurama 10:00pm Hawaii Five-0 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

1:25am Countryfile 2:20am Holby City 3:20am This is BBC Two 3:50am This is BBC Two 4:20am This is BBC Two 4:50am This is BBC Two 5:20am This is BBC Two

1:40am The Store 3:40am Motorsport UK 4:30am ITV Nightscreen 5:15am May the Best House Win

1:20am The Conspirator 3:20am Utopia 4:15am Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 5:15am Hugh's 3 Good Things 5:40am Kirstie's Vintage Gems 5:50am Building the Dream

2:00am Super Casino 4:10am Classic Car Rescue 5:00am House Doctor 5:25am Make it Big 5:50am The Funky Valley Show 5:55am The Funky Valley Show

12:00am A League of Their Own Corden and co warm down as this fifth series finishes. There's still fun to be had, with appearances from Man City's Joe Hart and presenter Claudia Winkleman.







8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm In the Flesh 11:55pm Family Guy 12:17am Family Guy 12:40am American Dad! 1:05am F1: Grand Prix 2:05am In the Flesh 3:00am Tyger Takes On 3:55am In the Flesh

8:00pm Decisive Weapons 8:30pm The Science of D-Day 9:00pm We Fought on D-Day 9:50pm Deer in the City 10:00pm Norman Wisdom: His Story 11:00pm The Sky at Night 11:30pm The Horizon Guide to Mars 12:30am You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story 1:30am Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 2 2:30am Norman Wisdom: His Story 3:30am Decisive Weapons 4:00am The Science of D-Day

1:50pm America's Got Talent 3:30pm Britain's Got Talent 6:05pm Britain's Got More Talent 7:10pm Zookeeper Romantic comedy about a zookeeper who is taught by his animals how to win the heart of his ex-girlfriend after he decides to quit his job to impress her. Breaking their code of silence, the animals talk to their keeper to share mating techniques and help him realise what he really wants. 9:10pm Year One 11:00pm Viral Tap 11:45pm Red Dragon 2:15am Viral Tap

7:45am Murder, She Wrote 8:45am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 10:50am Heartbeat 11:50am Heartbeat 12:55pm Lewis 3:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 7:00pm Midsomer Murders 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm Midsomer Murders 1:05am In the Name of the Father 3:25am William and Mary 4:20am Judge Judy 4:40am Emmerdale Omnibus

9:00pm Police Academy 3: Back in Training Slapstick comedy in which the incompetent cops must save their beloved academy from closure. Cutbacks mean that only one of the two police training schools can stay open, so Commandant Lassard appeals to the motley crew of graduates to come back and train new recruits. 10:50pm Movies Now 11:00pm Age of Heroes 12:55am The Black Windmill 3:05am Tommy Cooper 3:40am Movies Now 3:50am ITV4 Nightscreen 4:00am Teleshopping

9:00pm Journey to the Center of the Earth 11:00pm The Inbetweeners 11:30pm The Inbetweeners 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am Troy 2:00am Rules of Engagement 2:35am Rules of Engagement 3:00am 2 Broke Girls 3:25am Drifters 3:50am Drifters 4:20am Hollyoaks Omnibus




7:00am Breakfast 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am Pentecost 12:00pm Sunday Politics Andrew Neil and Tim Donovan with the latest political news, interviews and debate. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:10pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:15pm Countryfile

9:05am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:20am Angelina Ballerina 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10am Jelly Jamm 10:30am LazyTown 11:00am Power Rangers Super Samurai 11:35am Access 11:40am Big Brother: Power Trip 12:40pm Teen Wolf 2:20pm The Money Pit


12:00pm WWE All the latest news and stories from both Raw and Smackdown, including the best matches and interviews with all the biggest superstars. Contains flashing images. Experience 1:00pm Doctor Dolittle 2:45pm Futurama

3pm 3:15pm Best of Homes Under the Hammer 3:40pm Flog It! 4:20pm Escape to the Country 5:10pm Points of View 5:25pm Songs of Praise

6pm 6:00pm Countryfile 7:00pm BBC News 7:10pm Regional News 7:15pm Weather 7:20pm F1 the Canadian Grand Prix

9pm 10:00pm Quirke 11:30pm BBC News 11:45pm Regional News 11:50pm Weather 11:55pm Kris: Dying to Live

12am 12:55am Taken in Broad Daylight 2:15am Weatherview 2:20am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 6:30am Edge of Tomorrow Special 7:00am Resident Evil: Apocalypse 8:40am Jack the Giant Slayer 10:40am The Lord of the Rings 1:40pm The Lord of the Rings 4:40pm The Lord of the Rings 8:00pm Jack the Giant Slayer 10:00pm The Transporter 11:40pm Transporter 2 1:15am The Delta Force 3:30am Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection

9:20am Mean Girls 11:10am There's Something About Mary 1:15pm The Hangover Part III 3:05pm Notting Hill A self-effacing bookshop owner bumps into a major American movie star and falls instantly in love. 5:15pm Ghostbusters II 7:10pm Mean Girls 9:00pm There's Something About Mary 11:10pm The Hangover Part III 1:00am As Good as It Gets 3:25am American Pie: The Wedding 5:10am Ghostbusters II

5:45am Deep Family Secrets 7:25am The Temp 9:10am Jennifer Eight 11:30am Rules of Engagement 1:40pm The Sum of All Fears CIA agent Jack Ryan races to avert war between Russia and the US after a terrorist threatens to detonate a nuclear bomb. 3:50pm Miami Vice 6:15pm Signs 8:15pm The Good Doctor 10:00pm Miami Vice 12:15am Falling Down 2:20am Black Rain 4:35am The Temp

5:15am Giant 8:40am Private Peaceful 10:30am Sparkle 12:30pm Darling Companion 2:20pm The Great Gatsby Special 2:50pm Hyde Park on Hudson 4:35pm Gorillas in the Mist 6:50pm Rock of Ages 9:00pm 50 First Dates 10:45pm The Lifeguard 12:30am Dead Poets Society 2:45am Ask the Dust 4:45am The Remains of the Day



9:00am Austenland 10:45am Maleficent Special 11:15am The to Do List 1:15pm Last Passenger 3:00pm Admission 5:00pm X-Men: Days of Future Past Special 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World... 5:45am The Top Ten Show 2014

6:25am The Defector 8:15am The Long Gray Line 10:55am The Great Escape 2:20pm Operation C.I.A. 4:00pm The Moonlighter 5:30pm Gunsmoke in Tucson 7:05pm Fort Vengeance 8:35pm The Fighting Lawman 10:00pm Band of Brothers 11:30pm Band of Brothers 12:35am The Thin Red Line 3:40am Take a Hard Ride 5:25am Michael Caine Off Set


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BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed 12:30pm The Legalizer Consumer series in which barrister Gary Bell QC helps claimants as they take their cases through the small claims court. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Building Dream Homes 8:35am Call the Council 9:20am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:05am Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners 11:05am Real Lives Reunited 11:35am Click 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Tennis

ITV 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather

CH4 7:40am According to Jim 8:05am 3rd Rock from the Sun 8:30am King of Queens 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Australia 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm A Place in the Sun

CH5 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Angry Britain 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother: Power Trip 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours


SKY 1 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am Hawaii Five-0 Danno opens up about his toughest case, flashing back to his days as a cop in New Jersey. Oscar nominee Terrence Howard guest stars. 12:00pm Hawaii Five-0 1:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

3pm 3:00pm Tennis Sue Barker presents live coverage of the first round of the men's championships from the Queen's Club in west London.

3:00pm Celebrity Jeremy Kyle 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point

3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Draw it!

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder

3:00pm Lie to Me 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:35pm Breadline Kids

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Classic Car Rescue

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm A Very British Airline 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm 40 Years on Coronation Street 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Road Rage Britain 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Benidorm

9:30pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals Jamie rustles up a frugal, but amazing paella with succulent chicken thighs, spicy chorizo and prawns from the freezer. 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm CCTV

9:00pm DIY Dummies 10:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip 11:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip 11:30pm The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic... And Other Big Spending Kids

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm About a Boy 10:30pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Intelligence

12:20am Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking 1:20am Watermen: A Dirty Business 2:20am This is BBC Two 5:00am Exploring the Past: Post War Britain

12:35am The Cube 1:25am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:15am May the Best House Win

12:00am 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 1:05am Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2:00am Fargo 2:55am Scandal 3:40am The Audience 4:35am Building the Dream 5:30am Hugh's 3 Good Things

12:30am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:30am Under the Dome 2:15am Super Casino 4:10am The McCanns and the Conman 5:00am The Great Artists 5:20am Great Scientists 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Hawaii Five-0 3:00am Hawaii Five-0 4:00am Lie to Me







8:00pm The World Cup's 50 Greatest Moments 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Barely Legal Drivers 11:00pm Badults 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Barely Legal Drivers 2:30am Badults 3:00am In the Flesh 3:55am Barely Legal Drivers

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Jigs and Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story 11:00pm How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 12:00am Amazon Abyss 1:00am The Story of Science 2:00am Only Connect 2:30am The Perfect Suit 3:30am Britain on Film 4:00am Britain's Whale Hunters: The Untold Story

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 2:30pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Britain's Got More Talent 10:00pm Dumb and Dumber 11:00pm FYI Daily 11:05pm Dumb and Dumber 12:15am Celebrity Juice 1:05am Two and a Half Men

3:00pm The Royal 4:05pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5:15pm Second Thoughts 5:50pm Home to Roost 6:20pm Man About the House 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm A Touch of Frost 11:00pm Trial and Retribution 12:00am Law and Order: UK 1:00am Pie in the Sky 2:05am Judge Judy 2:25am The House of Eliott 3:20am ITV3 Nightscreen

7:50am Cheers 8:50am Kojak 9:50am Magnum, P.I. 10:55am The Sweeney 11:50am The Professionals 12:55pm Minder 2:55pm Magnum, P.I. 4:00pm Kojak 5:00pm The Sweeney 6:00pm The Professionals 7:00pm TT 2014 9:00pm Storage Wars 11:00pm Ax Men 12:55am Motorsport UK 1:55am Vinnie Jones' Toughest Cops USA

3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 9:30pm 2 Broke Girls 10:00pm Made in Chelsea 11:00pm Rude Tube 12:05am Drifters 1:10am The Big Bang Theory 2:10am How I Met Your Mother




3:15pm Perfection 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip

6pm 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Panorama

9pm 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm David Beckham Into the Unknown 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Traffic Cops

12am 12:35am The Graham Norton Show 1:25am Weatherview 1:30am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 5:30am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain 7:10am The Core 9:35am Last Action Hero 11:55am Speed 2: Cruise Control 2:10pm A Good Day to Die Hard 3:55pm The Fast and the Furious 5:50pm Jaws 8:00pm Demolition Man 10:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 11:45pm The Fast and the Furious 1:40am Speed 3:40am Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 5:30am Speed 2: Cruise Control

5:10am Ghostbusters II 7:00am Mental 9:10am The Guilt Trip 11:00am The Longest Yard 1:05pm The World's End 3:10pm The Five-Year Engagement 5:25pm Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 7:15pm The Guilt Trip 9:00pm The World's End 10:55pm The Longest Yard 12:55am The Five-Year Engagement 3:10am Happy Gilmore 4:55am Big Nothing

4:35am The Temp An ambitious office 6:20am Point Last Seen 8:00am Little Murder 9:50am Get Rich or Die Tryin' 12:00pm Hustle and Flow 2:10pm Boyz 'n' the Hood 4:10pm Inside Man 6:25pm Caught in the Crossfire 8:00pm Get Rich or Die Tryin' 10:00pm Inside Man 12:15am No Good Deed 2:00am In Dreams 3:45am Money Train 5:40am Loss of Faith

4:45am The Remains of the Day 7:00am Return 8:45am My Best Friend's Wedding 10:35am Medicine Man 12:30pm Under the Tuscan Sun 2:30pm Now is Good 4:20pm Awakenings 6:25pm Empire of the Sun 9:00pm My Best Friend's Wedding 11:00pm Adore 1:00am Girl, Interrupted 3:15am Awakenings 5:25am Let's Make Love



6:30am Maleficent Special 7:00am Last Passenger 8:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 9:00am Austenland 10:45am The to Do List 12:45pm Godzilla Special 1:15pm Admission 3:15pm Maleficent Special 3:45pm The Hot Flashes 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World...

6:00am Operation C.I.A. 7:50am The Fighting Lawman 9:15am Fort Vengeance 10:45am Gunsmoke in Tucson 12:20pm The Moonlighter 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Support Your Local Gunfighter 5:45pm Armoured Command 7:45pm King Richard and the Crusaders 10:00pm Wyatt Earp 1:35am In Cold Blood 3:55am Brothers Blue 5:25am Michael Caine Off Set


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Becoming more racist... no surprise! W ELL of course we’re all far more racist these days. A recent survey in the UK didn’t hold any surprises for me - or for most of us I shouldn’t wonder. In the early days the British were abhorred by signs that appeared outside boarding houses or bed-sits that read NO Blacks. NO Dogs and NO Irish. They counteracted that truly bigoted bunch by introducing new legislation and doing all they could to make these newcomers, mainly West Indian, as welcome as possible, including wonderful support of the first Notting Hill Gate Carnival, which brought colour and sunshine to a somewhat grey and bleak area of London. The West Indians responded by integrating and working. A perfect example of how a diversified culture can truly be a boon to a race of people who had become a bit staid and somewhat gloomy in the aftermath of war and want. Great. Since then it has been all downhill. We now have millions of illegal aliens, have been bombed and massacred in our streets, been made by the authorities to accept cultures in our midst who have no intention whatsoever of integrating into the society that continues to support them and their families - often far over



and above the call of duty. We have hatred for both us and our nation chanted on the streets, by people living off the taxes paid by those at the brunt of these insults. We’ve had a soldier all but beheaded in public in the name of Islam. Our schools integrated by subversives and just about enough gratitude for all our generosity to fill a small spittoon. It is not us who have instigated this deterioration in community relations, it is those who are hell bent on turning the Nations of the West into the Nations they have ‘escaped’ from. Of course we’re more racist than we used to be, and the sooner these grabbing, ungrateful instigators of terror and hatred simply get out and find countries more accepting of the lives they are hell bent on leading, the better for all of us. Another thing that hasn’t surprised me this week is the allegations of corruption in the FIFA World Cup affair. Most of these Middle East Sheikdoms are built on bribery and corruption. It really wouldn’t

FIRST WAVE: West Indian immigrants integrated. surprise me if there are actually no Arabic translations for the words morality and scruples. When you produce nothing but money, it not only the root of all evil it is the root of just about everything. To be quite honest, I bet most of those allegedly involved, deep down are totally

bewildered as to what all the fuss is about. One good thing which has come out of it is they are mostly now pronouncing the name Qatar correctly. It rhymes with Catarrh - OK. Keep the faith. Love Leapy.


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BBC ONE 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed Series which sees insurance fraudsters caught on camera. A fraudulent cyclist inflates his claim to a staggering 3 million which eventually earns him nine months behind bars. 12:30pm The Legalizer 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Building Dream Homes 8:35am The Legalizer 9:20am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:05am Watchdog 11:05am Real Lives Reunited 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Tennis

ITV 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. A look through the day's headlines and all your comments and views in the Hub. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather

CH4 7:00am Countdown 7:45am According to Jim 8:10am 3rd Rock from the Sun 8:35am King of Queens 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Australia 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm A Place in the Sun

CH5 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Classic Car Rescue 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother: Power Trip 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

TUESDAY TV SKY 1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Gadget Geeks 8:00am Stargate Atlantis 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 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

3pm 3:00pm Tennis Sue Barker introduces live coverage from the second day of the men's championships at the Queen's Club in London.

3:00pm Celebrity Jeremy Kyle 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point

3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Draw it!

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm Northern Lights Former Baltimore cop Nate Burns takes up the post of the police chief in Alaska,

3:00pm Lie to Me 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm Welcome to Rio 11:00pm The Fast Show Special 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm Endeavour Four-part crime drama series about the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm First Blood

9:00pm Location, Location, Location Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer catch up with two couples who knew exactly where they wanted to live. 10:00pm The Complainers 11:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

9:00pm The Dog Rescuers Documentary series following the work of RSPCA officers. 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip

9:00pm Doctor Dolittle Eddie Murphy stars in this smash-hit family comedy about the doctor who discovers he can talk to animals. 10:45pm Futurama 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

12:20am Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno 1:20am The Culture Show 1:50am Horizon 2:50am This is BBC Two 5:00am Rock Types at Great Heights 5:50am The Imagineers

1:20am Jackpot 247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen 5:15am May the Best House Win

12:05am Coppers 1:05am Pokerstars.Com PCA 2:00am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:30am Transworld Sport

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am Off the Scale: Big Body Squad! 5:00am The Great Artists 5:20am Great Scientists 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am 24: Live Another Day 1:00am Hawaii Five-0 2:00am Hawaii Five-0 3:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 4:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 5:00am Gadget Geeks







8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 9:30pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Street Kid World Cup 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Street Kid World Cup 2:30am England's Worst Ever Football Team 3:30am Badults 4:00am Street Kid World Cup

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit 10:00pm The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum 11:00pm Amber Drama series about the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl. 11:50pm Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures 12:50am The Horizon Guide to Mars 1:50am Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit 2:50am The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum 3:50am Amber

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm Coronation Street 3:00pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm I Wanna Marry Harry 10:00pm Britain's Got More Talent 11:00pm Utterly Outrageous Celebrity Frock Ups 12:05am Celebrity Juice 12:50am TV OD 1:20am Two and a Half Men 1:45am Two and a Half Men 2:10am Britain's Got More Talent

12:55pm Pie in the Sky 2:00pm Heartbeat 3:00pm The Royal 4:05pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5:15pm Second Thoughts 5:50pm Home to Roost 6:25pm Man About the House 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm City of Angels 11:10pm Trial and Retribution 12:15am Law and Order: UK 1:15am Pie in the Sky 2:20am Judge Judy 2:40am Judge Judy

8:20am Cheers 8:50am The Sweeney 9:50am Kojak 10:50am Magnum, P.I. 11:50am The Professionals 12:55pm TT 2014 2:50pm Magnum, P.I. 3:55pm Kojak 4:55pm The Sweeney 6:00pm The Professionals 7:00pm Minder 8:00pm Cheers 9:00pm World Rally Championship Highlights 10:00pm World Cup Epic Fails 11:00pm Greatest World Cup Goals 12:05am Quadrophenia

3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm New Girl 10:30pm The Mindy Project 11:00pm First Dates 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am Rules of Engagement 2:00am Youngers 2:35am First Dates 3:30am The Ricky Gervais Show




3:15pm Perfection 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip

6pm 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders

9pm 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Celebrity MasterChef 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Beautiful Game

12am 12:35am David Beckham Into the Unknown 2:10am Weatherview 2:15am BBC News

SKY MOVIES Action 5:30am Speed 2: Cruise Control 7:40am King Kong 10:50am Iron Man 3 1:05pm Stealth 3:10pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 5:05pm The Last Samurai 7:45pm Tombstone 10:00pm Iron Man 3 12:15am 2 Fast 2 Furious Former LA cop Brian now makes his living driving in illegal street races in Miami. Squeezed by the FBI, he agrees to set up druglord Verone for a kingsized bust. 2:10am Crank 3:45am A Man Apart 5:40am Angel Flight Down

6:30am Godzilla Special 7:00am Salvation Boulevard 8:45am The Cable Guy 10:30am That's My Boy 12:30pm Look Who's Talking 2:15pm Look Who's Talking Too 3:45pm Look Who's Talking Now! In this third slice of fun in the Look Who's Talking series, Mikey is now seven and capable of doing his own talking, as is his younger sister. 5:30pm Austin Powers in Goldmember 7:15pm The Cable Guy 9:00pm That's My Boy 11:00pm Anger Management 12:55am Stir Crazy 3:00am Weird Science 4:50am Feels So Good

5:40am Loss of Faith 7:20am Bad Company 9:20am Ripley's Game 11:15am John Q 1:10pm The Double 2:55pm Swordfish 4:40pm Hick A young Nebraskan teen escapes her abusive life and decides to hitchhike to Vegas, but her path to Sin City will prove to be a dangerous one. 6:20pm John Q 8:15pm The Double 10:00pm Swordfish 11:45pm Killing Them Softly 1:35am Bad Company 3:45am Ripley's Game 5:50am Malpractice

5:25am Let's Make Love 7:35am A Star is Born 10:35am City Slacker 12:10pm The Great Gatsby When Nick Carraway moves into the house next door to self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, he gives the infamous recluse the perfect means to reconnect with old flame Daisy. 2:35pm Struck by Lightning 4:10pm Legends of the Fall 6:30pm Cinderella Man 9:00pm The Great Gatsby 11:30pm The Four Feathers 1:45am Go for It! 3:20am Cinderella Man 5:50am A Star is Born



6:00am Edge of Tomorrow Special 6:30am Godzilla Special 7:00am The Hot Flashes 8:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 9:00am The to Do List 11:00am Edge of Tomorrow Special 11:30am Austenland 1:15pm Last Passenger 3:00pm Admission 5:00pm X-Men: Days of Future Past Special 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World... 5:45am The Top Ten Show 2014

6:00am King Richard and the Crusaders 8:05am Gunsmoke 9:05am Gunsmoke 10:05am Armoured Command 12:05pm Support Your Local Gunfighter 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Magnificent Seven Ride! 5:55pm The Mackintosh Man 7:50pm From Here to Eternity 10:00pm The Missing 12:35am The Horsemen 2:35am The Missing 4:50am Off Set 5:35am Michael Caine Off Set


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BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed 12:30pm The Legalizer 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors

BBC TWO 7:00am Homes Under the Hammer 8:00am Building Dream Homes 8:30am The Legalizer 9:15am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:00am Antiques Roadshow 11:00am Bang Goes the Theory 11:30am See Hear 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Tennis

ITV 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather

CH4 8:35am King of Queens 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Australia 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm A Place in the Sun


CH5 9:10am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Milkshake Monkey 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother: Power Trip 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

SKY 1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Dog the Bounty Hunter 7:30am Real Filth Fighters 8:00am Stargate Atlantis 9:00am Futurama 9:30am Futurama 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

3pm 3:00pm Tennis Sue Barker presents live coverage of the second round of the men's championships at the Queen's Club in London.

3:00pm Celebrity Jeremy Kyle 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point

3:40pm Countdown 4:30pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Draw it!

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm Jane Doe: Vanishing Act 6:00pm 5 News at 5

3:00pm Lie to Me 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street

6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News

6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Futurama 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons

9:00pm Springwatch Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are live from RSPB Minsmere on the stunning Suffolk coast 10:10pm Coast Australia 11:00pm Episodes 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm All Star Mr and Mrs 10:00pm Law and Order: UK 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Commando: Return to the Front Line

9:00pm Mary's Silver Service Mary's pop-up employment agency has been running for a month and lands a job redesigning a garden in Ruislip. 10:00pm One Born Every Minute 11:00pm My Last Summer

9:00pm Brighton Bombing: Minute by Minute 10:00pm Football Hooligan and Proud Documentary. 11:00pm Big Brother: Power Trip Highlights of the latest events inside the house.

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm 24: Live Another Day 11:00pm The Ones to Watch

12:20am A Very British Airline 1:20am See Hear 1:50am The Story of Women and Art 2:50am This is BBC Two 3:20am This is BBC Two 3:50am This is BBC Two 4:20am This is BBC Twoe

12:40am Perspectives 1:35am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:15am May the Best House Win

12:00am CCTV 1:05am Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions 1:45am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 2:40am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 3:30am The Fighting Kentuckian 5:15am Hugh's 3 Good Things

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Under the Dome 1:55am Super Casino 4:10am Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures 5:00am The Great Artists 5:20am HouseBusters 5:45am HouseBusters

12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Hawaii Five-0 3:00am Hawaii Five-0 4:00am Lie to Me 5:00am Road Wars







8:00pm Athletics Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the fifth meeting of this season's Diamond League series from Oslo. 10:00pm Street Kid World Cup 11:00pm Orphan Black 11:45pm Family Guy 12:07am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:52am American Dad! 1:15am Backchat World Cup Special 2:00am Street Kid World Cup 2:55am Orphan Black 3:40am The Cariad Show 4:00am Street Kid World Cup

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Medieval Lives 10:00pm Notes on a Scandal Adaptation of Zoe Heller's novel about manipulative relationships. Self-styled 'old battleaxe' Barbara befriends new fellow teacher, Sheba, but with ulterior motives, and feels betrayed when the younger woman risks marriage and career by having an affair with underage pupil Steven. 11:25pm Faster Than the Speed of Light 12:25am Norman Wisdom: His Story 1:25am Parks and Recreation 1:50am Parks and Recreation 2:10am Decisive Weapons 2:40am Medieval Lives

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Emmerdale 2:30pm You've Been Framed! 3:00pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 4:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Britain's Got More Talent 10:00pm I Wanna Marry Harry 11:00pm Release the Hounds 12:05am Celebrity Juice 12:50am Two and a Half Men 1:20am Two and a Half Men 1:45am Britain's Got More Talent

12:55pm Pie in the Sky 2:00pm Heartbeat 3:00pm The Royal 4:05pm The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5:15pm Second Thoughts 5:50pm Home to Roost 6:20pm Man About the House 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Wycliffe 10:00pm Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 11:00pm Cold Blood 12:35am Law and Order: UK 1:35am Pie in the Sky 2:35am Judge Judy 3:15am ITV3 Nightscreen

9:00am Magnum, P.I. 10:00am World of Sport 10:15am TT 2014 11:15am TT 2014 12:15pm MSA British Touring Car Championship 6:40pm French Open Tennis Live 9:00pm Police Academy 3: Back in Training 10:50pm Movies Now 11:00pm Age of Heroes 12:55am The Black Windmill 3:05am Tommy Cooper 3:40am Movies Now 3:50am ITV4 Nightscreen 4:00am Teleshopping 4:30am The Store

1:30pm Youngers 2:00pm Made in Chelsea 3:05pm Revenge 4:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:30pm The Big Bang Theory 5:00pm The Tomorrow People 6:00pm Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 7:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Troy 9:00pm Journey to the Center of the Earth 11:00pm The Inbetweeners 11:30pm The Inbetweeners 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am Troy 2:00am Rules of Engagement




3:15pm Perfection 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip

6pm 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show

9pm 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Del Boys and Dealers 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Match of the Day Live

12am 12:25am Room 101 1:05am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:10am BBC News BBC One joins the BBC's rolling news channel for a night of news, with bulletins on the hour and the headlines every 15 minutes.

SKY MOVIES Action 7:20am The Marine: Homefront 9:00am Jaws 4: The Revenge 10:45am The Lone Ranger 1:20pm Executive Decision 3:40pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 5:30pm Back to the Future All-American teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back to 1955 by crackpot inventor Doc Brown. But before he can return to the 80s, Marty has to make sure his parents fall for each other. Hugely successful time-travelling sci-fi romp. 7:30pm The Lone Ranger 10:00pm Executive Decision 12:15am The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

4:50am Feels So Good 6:30am Edge of Tomorrow Special 7:00am Hairbrained 8:50am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot 10:30am Stand Up Guys 12:20pm Grown Ups 2 2:10pm The Man 3:45pm Analyze This 5:35pm Best in Show 7:15pm Stand Up Guys 9:00pm Grown Ups 2 10:50pm Mr. Deeds 12:35am The Man 2:05am Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 3:40am Analyze This 5:30am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot

5:50am Malpractice 7:40am Argo: Sky Movies Special 8:00am Liars All 9:45am Compulsion 11:25am In the Line of Fire Frank Horrigan is the only active secret service man still to have 'lost' a President. 1:45pm Trance 3:40pm Murder by Numbers 5:55pm Beneath the Darkness 7:45pm In the Line of Fire Frank Horrigan is the only active secret service man still to have 'lost' a President. 10:00pm Trance 11:45pm Basic Instinct 2:05am Internal Affairs 4:05am I Against I

10:30am The Top Ten Show 2014 10:50am My Big Fat Greek Wedding 12:35pm The First Time 2:20pm Life of Pi 2:50pm Having You A former wild child must face his past when a one-night- stand from almost a decade earlier arrives with a child that she claims is his. 4:35pm Rock of Ages 6:45pm Dead Poets Society 9:00pm Lincoln As both sides tire of the ongoing American civil war, United States president Abraham Lincoln fights on in a bid to change the constitution and end slavery forever. Biographical drama. 11:30pm Perfume: The Story of a Murderer



7:00am The Hot Flashes 8:45am The Top Ten Show 2014 9:00am Austenland 10:45am Maleficent Special 11:15am The to Do List 1:15pm Last Passenger 3:00pm Admission 5:00pm X-Men: Days of Future Past Special 5:30pm Kick-Ass 2 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Kick-Ass 2 10:45pm Admission 12:35am The to Do List 2:25am Last Passenger 4:05am In a World... 5:45am The Top Ten Show 2014

6:00am From Here to Eternity 8:05am Gunsmoke 9:05am Gunsmoke 10:10am The Mackintosh Man A British agent assumes a fictitious criminal identity as a jewel thief in order to infiltrate a Communist spy organization. Contains flashing images. 11:55am The Magnificent Seven Ride! 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 6:00pm Operation Secret 8:00pm The Wrong Man 10:00pm Rollerball 11:55pm Cradle 2 the Grave 1:50am Rollerball


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Elixir of snake oil salesmen Mike Walsh Mike, based in Mediterranean Spain, is an international journalist, author and professional writer.


ANY of us recall those old Western movies. A covered wagon rolls into town and townsfolk gather around, curious as to who their visitor is. You didn’t get many newcomers back in those days. Maybe two or three each year. The wagon’s canvas would be drawn aside and a well-oiled, not in the inebriated sense, salesman would appear. Very much like a politician at the hustings he would peddle his remedies to his naive audience. Naturally the community would be beset by health ailments; these are part of the human condition. You can assume that if you ask 10 people, of whatever age, they each have an ailment or several. What a stupendous

market for the unscrupulous. The salesmen would carry bottles of what euphemistically became known as snake oil, hence the term snake oil salesmen. It was a potion that would cure anything from varicose veins to galloping pi-aka. Whatever ailed you the elixir would cure toothache, a splintered femur or broken heart. This was quite some potion. The credulous townsfolk parted with their hard earned cash whilst the snake oil salesmen parts himself from the ripped off community. This brings me to the pharmaceuticals. Second only to the arms industry in terms of clout they can be self-serving. True, I and countless others owe our lives to dedicated medical personnel aided by their lifesaving drugs. However, many modern palliatives have their genesis in herbal medicine. There are alternatives to conventional medicines. You can’t beat healthy living as much bad health is self-inflicted.

SNAKE OIL: A potion that would cure anything. When younger I was prone to mouth ulcers. Doctors and dentists agreed that like colds there were suppressants available rather than cures. I kept buying snake oil remedies. Then, a blood test by a herbalist, a word of dietary advice and a natural remedy and the problem was fixed.

For six weeks, my infant sons were close to death from the effects of whooping cough. The NHS ducked so I dived - into a herbalist’s office. A swift diagnosis, herbal remedy provided. It was like the laying on of the hands. No wonder the pharmaceuticals are out to kill alternative medicines.

During the postwar rise of the pharmaceutical conglomerates the US population has become the most diseased of all those countries that compile medical records. Yet, one quarter of America’s 330 million population suffer serious disease and 400,000 die each year from fatty plaque related heart disease. The pharmaceuticals are making a killing. They are not charitable concerns. Their purpose is to maximise profits. The ‘elusive cure’ for cancer is a trillion dollar a year industry. Work it out for yourself: In America the number of advertisements for pharmaceutical cures are equalled by the number of adverts placed by ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking compensation from the pharmaceuticals. As economist John Maynard Keynes observed, ‘Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all.’

The imposition of party favourites Plural. Its leader, Pablo Iglesias, shares the name of the PSOE party’s founder and this university professor’s message reached millions on a regular basis. He is a television celebrity with his own programme and although Iglesias’ populist anti-austerity, anti-banks message echoes popular sentiment it sank in because the public saw him so often. The message is important but had it arrived any other way Podemos would not have won five seats.

Cassandra Nash

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

“THE fault is mine, mine and mine,” admitted the PSOE leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba after the European elections thrashing. He announced he was quitting two-and-a-half years too late. Rubalcaba failed to connect with voters who could as easily vote PSOE as PP and vice-versa. He failed to capitalise on the government’s unpopularity and deserves to go for that alone. Rubalcaba is a politician’s politician, imposed on a public that has to take the rough with the smooth and party favourites. He is now resisting calls for primaries before July’s extraordinary general meeting from which he wants the new leader to emerge. According to insiders this could be Rubalcaba’s choice of Susana Diaz, despite her claims she is committed to Andalucia. The man who led the PSOE to its two worst-ever election defeats should not impose preferences that will slew next November’s primaries. Rubalcaba is trying to control the party machinery and hold back the tide but is more likely to get a short-circuit and wet

More for their money RESIGNED: Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba announced he was quitting. feet. “This could be his final error,” one PSOE source said.

The final countdown THE Partido Popular won Spain’s European elections. They won eight fewer seats than last time and lost millions of votes, but still had more than any other party. The PSOE has 14 seats to the PP’s 16, a narrower gap than in 2009 but nine fewer seats. They too lost millions of votes.

Politicians do not subscribe to the “it is more important to participate than win” school of thought. Secretly they’re digging for victory and the final count is what matters.

They saw it on the TV AS predicted, disenchanted voters were drawn to small parties and Podemos (we can), only registered last March, won five European seats, one less than Izquierda

SPANISH judges are still spitting over the government’s Universal Justice law. In retaliation for curtailing their pursuit of international genocide and violations of human rights they are using it to free drug smugglers arrested in international waters off Spain. While their motives for pursuing global justice are commendable they are wasting their time. In the 18 years that Spanish judges have investigated international cases, only the Argentinian Alfredo Scilingo has been tried and imprisoned for crimes during the ‘Dirty War.’ When weighed against commercial blackmail from China, there are no prizes for guessing which is most cost-effective.


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in history 1893: Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and is forcibly ejected. 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway. The US routs the Japanese Navy in a major threeday battle over a remote military base at Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean. 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion. Thousands of Allied troops are landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans. 1949: George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-four, is published. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as 'Big Brother' becomes a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy. 1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives. Another 77 are injured when a racing car spins off the track and into the crowd. 1958: Queen opens revamped Gatwick. The Queen opens an extended airport at Gatwick, south of London, modernised at a cost of £7 million. 1959: Hovercraft marks new era in transport. The Hovercraft invented by Christopher Cockerell is officially launched in Southampton. 1963: Profumo resigns over sex scandal. Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a prostitute. 1968: Robert Kennedy injured in shooting. Senator Robert Kennedy is shot and seriously wounded shortly after giving a victory speech in a Los Angeles hotel. he later dies. 1972: World leaders attend the funeral in Windsor of the Duke of Windsor, the former King of

Women’s wit I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships. ‘

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) This is your week to sparkle and show how clever you are. Why be modest? Let others know what you are capable of; your talents will come out sooner or later. Don't be embarrassed when paid a compliment, for it is richly deserved. You have put on a jolly good show of late and it is now time to listen to the applause. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Something that you had set your heart on, although still coming, is terribly slow. This is not a time to be a pessimist. Please don't, however, allow your tendency to put all your eggs in one basket trip you up. It is not necessary to go about things the way that you normally do. LEO (July 24 - August 23) You are moving on in an important area but do not burn bridges before you have others to cross. You will know why I mention this later in the week. You are able to influence others far more than you realise, but with your wish to keep things on an even keel you may be giving away too much. You need to keep a balance. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Is there a chance that you are burying your head in the sand? It is likely that something happening right in front of you is being overlooked or ignored. You are able to deal with this more easily than you think. Just take one step at a time and stick to your plan. Simply telling someone what to do instead of asking them to do it can work wonders. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) This is not a time to take anyone for granted. At this time of the year people tend to look at their situation and ask if they are getting enough out of it. Neglecting someone now could store up a lot of problems for the future. Avoid doing anything that could lead to you being blamed later. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Now is your chance to go straight for what you want. The shock of having

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Prints, 2 Traced, 3 Barest, 4 Meteor, 5 Reaped, 6 Health, 7 Oceans, 8 Rested, 9 Cursed, 10 Arenas, 11 Hazels, 12 Sensed, 13 Learnt, 14 Seated, 15 Wearer, 16 Reeled, 17 Weeded, 18 Seared, 19 Powers

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: There are few areas where you can go badly wrong for the rest of this year. Finance is one of them and it is important to keep tabs on your spending. The second is love. June 6: Jason Isaacs, 51. Actor. Isaacs played the role of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise but he first started with the lead role in Awake, a sci-fi series by Michael Britten. June 7: Liam Neeson, 62. Film actor. He was the star of Schindler’s List and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Before fame he trained as a boxer. June 8: Kanye West, 37. Rapper. One of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time, he has received more than 20 Grammy Awards in little over a decade and his Yeezus album was considered by critics to be the best album of 2013. He has just married TV personality Kim Kardashian. this opportunity could cause you to hesitate. Do bear in mind, though, that he who hesitates is often lost. The temptation to keep something for yourself is not selfish but sensible. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) A big change means big chances, so don't let small things get you down. In the past six months you have come a long way. You are not back where you started. You are being given the chance to start again, but this time you have far more experience. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Challenges that do not please you are inevitable. That does not mean that your attitude towards them could not change. Indeed, unless you want to

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June 9: Johnny Depp, 51. Film actor. This actor and producer won a Golden Globe Award for best actor for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

June 5: David Bisbal. Singer. This Spanish singer shot to fame through the first edition of reality show 'Operacion Triunfo' and has since gone on to win a Grammy and released four studio albums, all of which have topped the Spanish Albums Chart. He has sold more than 5 million records and been presented with 35 platinum albums from around the world.


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

TARGET: Average: 17

June 10: Prince Philip, 93. Royalty. Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II he has earned the distinction of being the longest-serving and oldest spouse of a reigning British monarch. June 11: Hugh Laurie, 55. Actor. He is best known for playing the title role of Dr. House in the hit TV series, a role that, shockingly, has never earned him an Emmy win.

continue to be upset, it must. Luckily, you have mostly had your own way recently.

thin but it is in your best interests to remain calm.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You have a chance to give someone great delight, so why not go ahead? Your insecure side tells you that it is too good to be true and there must be a catch. Why should there be? This is a situation that you may relax into as only you know how.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Is someone that you are closely involved with trying to drive a hard bargain? Are you surprised at the amount of time and energy that they are throwing at it? It could be that they are more passionate about it than you realised.

PISCES (Febraury 20 - March 20) Don't look for spooks in the closet when there are none. Not only does it look silly but it wastes good time. Basing your actions on past disappointments can only lead to more of the same. Show confidence in others and they will show it in you. Sometimes, your patience wears

1. How many times did Fred Archer win the Epsom Derby? 2. How old was Lester Piggott when he won his first Derby on Never Say Die? 3. In which decade did (Sir) Gordon Richards ride his only Derby winner, Pinza? 4. In which month is the Kentucky Derby normally run? 5. Over which course is the Irish Derby run? 6. Three horse races make up the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing; one is the Derby, what are the names of the other two? 7. Marketed as the ‘race that stops a nation’, what is the name of the Australian counterpart to the Epsom Derby? 8. What was the name of the suffragette who was fatally injured during the 1913 Derby? 9. Which jockey rode the following Derby winners: Troy (1979), Henbit (1980), Nashwan (1989) and Erhaab (1994)? 10. Which jockey, who rode Shergar to Derby victory in 1981, was nicknamed the Choirboy?

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) You have been learning about certain people very fast. Do you feel as though you are in the middle of a soap opera? With the summer sun high, it is possible that passions will fire up. Everything seems to revolve round one person and it is upsetting everything else.

Good: 22 Very good: 31 Excellent: 38

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION arid, darn, dart, dirt, drat, draw, hair, hard, hart, nard, raid, rain, rand, rani, rant, rind, tarn, trad, ward, warn, wart, whir, writ, dinar, drain, drawn, nadir, third, train, triad, wrath, inward, wraith, withdraw, WITHDRAWN

Word Ladder POOL


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




10-Star Quiz THE DERBY

1. FIVE (1877, 1880, 1881, 1885 and 1886), 2. 18, 3. 1950s (1953), 4. MAY (first Saturday), 5. The CURRAGH, 6. ST LEGER and 2000 GUINEAS, 7. MELBOURNE CUP, 8. EMILY WILDING DAVISON, 9. WILLIE CARSON, 10. WALTER SWINBURN

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





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Funagram Unscramble the name of a famous children’s game (three words): THE WELL-READ FOOL

Across 1 Catch gunner returning with others (6) 4 Caught poor, lame pack animal (5) 9 Thus a popular time is needed for television series (4,5) 10 This’ll sound like a Scottish emblem (7) 11 Following behind the queen (5) 12 Man of the cloth’s a pain in the neck taking religious instruction (6) 14 Red cards for Scottish team (6) 17 European flower - a little tender honeysuckle (5) 19 Close to wild cats (7) 21 Servant to accompany worker (9) 23 Six for each snake (5) 24 Court order last month regarding energy (6)

Unscramble the name of a famous American composer and songwriter: POORER CELT FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: FOLLOW THE LEADER, COLE PORTER

Play on Words GIVE GIVE GIVE GIVE 6 Was once on the stage to be precise (5) 7 Cringe when farm animal is next to her majesty (5) 8 Plastic or sand for decks (6) 12 Excuse me? Absolution? (6) 13 Tessie O’Shea, the Welsh entertainer, reveals cover (7)

15 Find, in the index, ‘Love bird’ (7) 16 Reliable noise (5) 18 Approve a constant beast (5) 20 Weapon seen in some circles as a breakthrough (5) 22 Service seen from space (3)

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 11 represents R and 26 represents F, so fill in R every time the figure 11 appears and F every time the figure 26 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Complete disorder (5) 4 Adjusts to fit (6) 9 Edible mollusc (7) 10 Landing stage (5) 11 Overdue (4) 12 Omnivorous American nocturnal mammal (7) 13 Unpleasant (3) 14 Bundle of hay (4) 16 Alleviate (4) 18 Cushion (3) 20 Pungent gas (NH3) (7) 21 Largest continent (4) 24 Freight (5) 25 Southwest African country (7) 26 Rob (6) 27 Conditions (5)

Down 1 Baby’s bed (6) 2 Acclimatise (5) 3 Reveal (4) 5 Downcast (8) 6 Magical concoctions (7) 7 Proverb (6) 8 Facial hair (5) 13 Informal term for tall thin person (8) 15 Supreme commander of a fleet (7) 17 Amusingly eccentric (6) 18 Cover with colouring matter (5) 19 Annoy continually (6) 22 Abstinent (5) 23 Leave out (4)

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


Answers: A large/big overdraft, Forgive and forget

Down 1 Concerning a boxing match (5) 2 Rosin is made for composer (7) 3 Dead, perhaps from disease (3) 5 It’s mean to state how old one is (7)


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Aboard, 8 Borage, 10 Emerald, 11 Seine, 12 Skin, 13 Defer, 17 North, 18 Core, 22 Learn, 23 Shatter, 24 Stewed, 25 Beware. Down: 1 Vanessa, 2 Coterie, 3 Array, 4 Bolster, 5 Latin, 6 Level, 9 Advertise, 14 Bounder, 15 Portray, 16 Debrief, 19 Class, 20 Eager, 21 Danes. QUICK Across: 1 Fake, 3 Spoon, 8 Aniseed, 10 Drake, 11 Slum, 12 Stagnant, 14 Pre-Raphaelite, 16 Positive, 18 Asks, 21 After, 22 Nothing, 23 Creep, 24 Urge. Down: 1 Failure, 2 Keep, 4 Pedigree, 5 Obama, 6 Taps, 7 Beetle, 9 Dutch oven, 13 Sauterne, 14 Poplar, 15 Inspire, 17 Sitar, 19 Saga, 20 Stir.

Across 1 Barato (económico) (5) 4 Season ticket (theatre, rail, sport) (5) 7 Fork (cutlery) (7) 8/10 Dedo gordo del pie (3,3) 11 Without (3) 12 Seafood (7) 14 Nidos (5) 15 To leave (5)

Down 1 Courgette (9) 2 Comer (comida) (3) 3 Pinchazos (en neumáticos) (9) 4 Direcciones (9) 5 Works (musical, theatre, literature) (5) 6 Computer (9) 9 Juegos (5) 13 Búho (3)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Blackbird, 8 Ahora, 9 Tunes, 10 Leer, 11 Ocho, 15 Apodo, 17 Araña, 18 Frambuesa. Down: 2 Loose, 3 Coal, 4 Bite, 5 Ron, 6 Bay leaf, 7 Escobas, 12 Coats, 13 Foam, 14 Tabu, 16 Oir.


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MANY PEOPLE dream of setting a world record but some record holders never planned, or wanted, the record they now hold and few would seek to dethrone them. Here are just a few of the more bizarre: 1. Farthest distance thrown by a tornado and lived. Matt Suter, a 19-year-old high school student in Missouri, was knocked out when his grandmother’s trailer collapsed and his limp body was sucked into the maelstrom and carried 398.37 metres. He awoke unharmed except for a small scalp wound.1 2. The most prolific parents. Feodor Vassilyev, an 18th century peasant from Moscow, had two wives who had 22 sets of twins, nine sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets - that makes 87 offspring.

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NIK MORTON’S latest crime thriller is Sudden Vengeance. It’s about a vigilante in a southern town in Hampshire, England. The moral question is posed about the rights or wrongs of taking the law into your own hands, and how addictive it can be. How many of us have been sickened by a crime only to be disgusted at the leniency

of the law? Or how we would want to dish out our own form of punishment? But where do you stop? And how long before you go over the line and commit murder in the name of justice? This is a thought-provoking story. The reader finds themselves being drawn in gradually, just like the avenger is drawn into the compulsion to

LONG WAIT: 144 hours on a trolley. continue exacting revenge. The story will demand that you stay with it and discover how far the vigilante will go.

3. The heaviest humans. Jon Brower Minnoch, from Washington State, USA, weighed an incredible 635 kilos - he suffered heart and respiratory problems and it took 12 firemen to transport him to hospital. Floridian Rosalie Bradford, also from the USA, weighed a scale-breaking 544 kilos.

5. Survived the fastest car crash. Donald Campbell held eight world speed records on both land and water but he set one record he didn’t count on: racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah he lost control at 586 kph. 6. Longest time spent on a trolley in a hospital corridor. Herbert Edwards, a 62-year-old Briton, once spent a total of 144 hours on a trolley in a hospital in Swindon after a heart attack.

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career he managed to fracture 35 different bones a total of 433 times. 9. Survived the most ‘fatal’ incidents in one day. Dosha, a 10-month-old Pitbull from California had a really bad day on April 15, 2003. She was hit by a truck, shot in the head and then left in a freezer for two hours. For her triple death-defying feat Guinness dubbed her the ‘luckiest dog in the world.’

4. The most and biggest kidney stones. Dhanraj Wadile, from Shahadah, India, had a staggering 172,155 kidney stones removed; they ranged in size from a millimetre to two and a half centimetres. All of them came from his left kidney.

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THROWN: 398 metres by a tornado. 7. Most hand amputations from the same arm. Clint Hallam had three hand amputations in 1984 a circular saw cut off his right hand above the wrist, surgeons reattached the limb but it became infected and had to be amputated a second time in 1988, in 1998, he

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was offered a donor hand but his body rejected it and it had to be removed, for a third time, in 2001. 8. Most bones broken. Robert Craig Knievel, better known as Evel Knievel, was a motorcycle stunt artist who would jump over various obstacles and in the course of his

10. Hardest to kill. Five acquaintances of Michael Malloy, a drunk in New York City, took out insurance policies on him and then tried to kill him. The first let him have an unlimited tab at a bar hoping he would drink himself to death. The second replaced alcohol with anti-freeze, which he drank for a week before the third replaced the anti-freeze with turpentine then horse liniment mixed with rat poison, then raw oysters marinated in wood alcohol and rotten sardines. One night they left him in a snow bank and poured water on him but he still lived. They tried running him over with a car. Eventually they stuck a hose down his throat and fixed the other end to a gas outlet. It took an hour but he finally died.

Boggled How many English words can you find in the Boggled grid, according to the following rules? The letters must be adjoining in a ‘chain’. They can be adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Words must contain at least four letters and may include singular and plural or other derived forms. No letter may be used more than once within a single word, unless it appears twice. No vulgarities or proper nouns are permitted.



Average: 20 Good: 26 Very good: 37 Excellent: 46

SCORING: 4 letters: 1 point • 5 letters: 2 points 6 letters: 3 points • 7 letters: 4 points 8 or more letters: 11 points

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION oath, loan, loath, lath, late, later, natal, halo, hate, hater, aloha, anal, afar, fatal, fate, feat, feta, fetal, fete, fear, fare, faro, aorta, aortae, than, teal, tear, tore, tree, earth, area, areal, eater, real, rote, reef


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FEELING depressed after the loss of a loved one is completely understandable. Being withdrawn, lost, and confused is normal. Many people experience a loss of appetite or an inability to focus, and find that taking care of even the simple things becomes a chore. Depression is like a steep downhill slope-once sliding downhill, it is difficult to stop and return to normal. Losing a cherished pet can open the floodgates and release many other unrelated feelings and emotions, making the depression even worse. For many people their pet was their only constant - everything else in life may be unpleasant and difficult, but they could always count

OLD FRIEND: Dealing with them passing away. on Rover to meet them at the door with a kiss. Pets offer amazing unconditional love and support. When that source of strength is removed, it is no surprise that depression follows. Accepting that a dear friend is gone is hard to do. It is a long road to travel, but there are many things to do along the way to make it easier. You must allow time to mourn. You know what an

important role your pet played in your life, so cherish those memories. Remembering all the good times with your pet will bring a smile, even if it is through tears. And although it may be painful to think about her now she’s gone, it will help you to focus and move past the pain.

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A NEW home is needed for Ella. The 18-month-old Labrador is described as a gentle and social dog. At the moment she is being looked after by AKIRA members who look after lost or abandoned dogs in the Benissa, Teulada and Moraira areas. If you can help ring Debbie at Clinica Aliaga on 965 741 268 or Wietekeon 606 784 011. At the moent AKIRA is building a shelter, but in the meantime needs help to urgently rehouse dogs.


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Are women reluctant to drive in Spain? A recent survey shows that British women are reluctant to drive abroad. Why are woman so afraid to drive when here in Spain? Do they drive in Spain and did they drive in Britain?


REDA O’HARA from Cabo Roig admits she was very nervous about driving when she first moved to Spain 18 months ago and she was here a year before she got behind the wheel: “I said I would never drive here, but I realised if I wanted to get out and about I needed to drive, so I did it. I have a right hand drive car so I just took it slowly and went out on a Sunday the first time, when it was quieter on the roads. “I can feel you are putting your life in your own hands, especially on the roundabouts.” Jean Doyle, on holiday on the Orihuela Costa from South Dublin, agrees driving in Spain can be quite intimidating: “I would not drive here, I’m scared of the traffic, but I do drive in Ireland.” Her husband Billy is left to the driving here in Spain and agrees drivers can be quite erratic: “They don’t indicate or go round roundabouts properly.” Lesley Siverns, 53, on holiday

STREET TALK from Worcester thinks that all the new rules and regulations put people off. Lesley, who works as a carer said: “I got a fine for crossing over a white line in the road. I didn’t realise you couldn’t do that. The police here seem aggressive and intimidating. I still drive here in Spain and in the UK. I have driven in countries around the world and Spain is the

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T must be hot out there because people seem to be shedding more layers than even Miley Cyrus could muster in some of her more risqué videos. Stamp-sized bikini bottoms are the only thing standing between full nudity on the beaches. While migrating further afield, many sun worshippers seem to have had their clothes stolen, as they tread the town streets in skimpy swimming trunks, with matching impressive beer gut, in varying hues of pink. Some cities, such as Palma, have drawn a line in the sand on the inappropriate dressers and are dishing out fines of €50 a pop, for each exposure, one can only hope that the ill-advised culprit has enough euros left to swing by the nearest t-

use my bus pass to get around.” Sandy also felt that the driving standards in Spain were quite poor.

BILLY & JEAN: Billy is left to drive in Spain as Jean won’t.

LESLEY: Rules put people off.

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most intimidating country to drive in.” Sandy Love, 65, is retired and shares her time between Albox and the UK. Sandy said: “I don’t drive in Spain because I find the left hand drive vehicles difficult to negotiate. I don’t drive much in the UK either, I

bones on nudity EXCEPTION: Some men should be allowed to wander the streets bare chested. shirt store to rectify the offence - or maybe there is a double jeopardy in play, whereby they can’t be fined twice for the same nudity? Personally, I would like to suggest an addendum to the rule: gorgeous men with six-packs should be allowed to go topless…anywhere. Not that I don’t applaud the confidence people clearly have in their bodies, to be willing to strut around near-naked. It certainly casts doubt on all those magazines that suggest many of us have some form of body dysmorphia. Call me a prude, but the last time I bared it all (nearly, since bikini bottoms were in place) was when I was 18, on an end-of-exams holiday with six girlfriends in Mallorca’s Cala d’Or. It seemed fitting, what with matching pink lilos, drinking Blue Caracas cocktails and smoking those multicoloured minty cigarettes (sorry, mum!).

I think it was something about the onset of burn blisters in inconvenient places that ultimately made me give up the whole ‘baring’ thing. That and not wishing to subject neighbouring sunbathers to unwanted nudity. There are, after all, ample amounts of nudist beaches around for letting it all hang out, should one so wish. But what sort of sunscreens are appropriate for the bits typically concealed by swimwear? Spray on? Oil? Sensitive? And should one ask for help in applying the product? The mind boggles. As with most things in life, there is probably a strict etiquette on the theme, or a ‘Bluffers’ guide to going buff. I have also discovered that dangers lurk in my gym, where I recently made a prompt U-turn upon entering the steam room where I discovered a room of full frontals - and it wasn’t ladies only. Sharing this embarrassing (for me) event with a friend in the café later, she laughed heartily and said: “Oh, you needn’t have worried - that was just my husband!”

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Three Punjabi Palace restaurants ensure some of the best Indian food WHICHEVER of the three restaurants in the chain you choose to dine out, at Punjabi Palace you are assured some of the best Indian food around. With Los Montesinos, La Murada and now the newly opened La Marquesa, this award winning restaurant is simply going from strength since opening six years ago. Punjabi III came about when the perfect unit became available overlooking La Marquesa golf course and is ideally situated for their many customers who regularly travell from Quesada, Rojales and La Marina. It follows the modern style of Los Montesinos and their second restaurant La Murada, offering clean, crisp, sophisticated dining with stunning terrace views. The food also remains the same no matter which restaurant you choose. The

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PUNJABI PALACE III: New restaurant, same great food and service. CELEBRATIONS: Customers will be wined and dined at Punjabi Palace, Los Montesinos.

talented chefs use spices from all different regions of India and cook food to suit all tastes from very hot to mild. There are the usual bhunas and baltis, tandooris and

tikkas, but also different dishes to tempt your taste buds including lamb khumbwala and prawn karahi. But if the wide menu choice is a little daunting, the friendly,

award winning front of house staff are always on hand to advise and recommend and prepare dishes to your taste and preference. A menu del dia is available from 12-3pm costing €8.95 to include three courses plus a drink and the usual extensive menu is available in the evening. Takeaways are also available with a free bottle of wine for every order over €20. For more information or to book call La Marquesa on 966 714 963, Los Montesinos restaurant on 966 720 383 or La Murada on 966 779 169.


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Restaurants take over the internet IT has taken a while, but Spaniards are finally getting into the habit of booking restaurants online. Several websites have gradually edged their way into the highly competitive world of catering in Spain, and thousands of restaurants have seen an opportunity to attract more clients. One of the secrets to the success is they often offer

substantial discounts, sometimes up to 50 per cent. But the sites are used by cheaper restaurants only, and offer clients the option of choosing not only the type of food they want to eat, but also the budget. Another popular feature is users can evaluate their experiences with different businesses, and the better the review the higher their position on the page.

According to one of the sites, El Tenedor, in 2013, some 300,000 bookings were placed, which is a spectacular 170 per cent more than the previous year. This generated more than â‚Ź38 million for the catering sector, and the prediction is revenue will continue to increase during 2014. Meanwhile, ordering online is also a rising business, and although currently in the hands of two sites almost exclusively, they are getting an increasingly long list of restaurants joining their ranks so people can order food and have it delivered to their home. One of the advantages is people can see how much they are going to spend before they order.


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Geraniums - how do they do it? WE have never seen so many healthy geranium plants as in the past month. First we visited the Patio Garden Festival in Cordoba. Some 70 inner patio gardens with wonderfully colourful patios open to the public for 12 days each May. Some dedicated to geraniums, with up to 800

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hanging pots covering the walls within a single small patio garden. Others a mix

of geraniums and cascading petunias like you’ve never seen. Then we visited a number of garden centres at the time overflowing with new offerings of geraniums, from the hot houses of more northerly regions of Spain and the EU. And lastly we walked across the ‘piece de resistance’ of the geranium world in Spain this year. The Pont d’Aragon bridge across the old watercourse of the river Turia in Valencia is decked with 20,000 geraniums stacked as a double sided wall, stretching right across the bridge on either side of the roadway. We thought ‘Where have the geranium

moths gone?’ and ‘Who does all the watering and dead heading?’ The answers were not hard to find and made the mind boggle. Such displays were not for the amateur gardener. By the time we had visited most of the patios during a long day on foot we realised perhaps only a quarter were dedicated to geraniums and these were generally only prepared and fully maintained for the period of the fiesta. Others were genuine residential patios full of a wide variety of evergreen plants, succulents, pots of bulbous plants with just a few seasonal petunias and geraniums. The sort of patio garden that would be cool and colourful throughout the year. Some with a subsidy from the town hall. We walked through an arch into an adjacent patio that was in the competition. Eight hundred fresh plants festooned the walls. Not a dead head or poor plant to be seen. We chatted to the owners. “No we don’t keep this up all summer. We water and dead head in preparation for and during the festival but then cut back on the watering and hours of daily care. We can only water with a small half litre tilting can on the end of a four or five metre pole. It takes us four hours a day to just water each plant every other day. “In two months most will have succumbed to the sun and geranium moth. It would be difficult to spray chemicals within these four high walls. Yes, we buy 800 new plants every March! “It’s worth all the effort if we win a prize.”

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THE price of smaller houses has fallen the most since the financial crisis began. Before the onset of the financial crisis, small apartments were, proportionally, more expensive, but according to a study carried out by Fotocasa, the tables have turned. In fact, the price of homes with less than 60m2 living space and those from 60m2 to 100m2 has dropped the most, with prices 44 per cent each cheaper than when they reached their maximum price, in March and April 2007. Meanwhile, those between 100 and 150m2, and 150 to 300m2, have

fallen by 39 per cent and 30 per cent respectively. Small homes (less than 60m2) cost an average €1,468 per m2 less than they did seven years ago, those between 60m2 to 100m2 are €1,288 per m2 cheaper. Meanwhile, those between 100m2 and 150m2, have fallen by €1,084 per m2 and the biggest, from 150m2 to 300m2 by just €912 per m2. According to property website Fotocasa in 2007, small apartments cost up to €3,424 per m2, but now the most expensive are the largest homes, at €2,132 per m2. However, small flats come second, at €1,938 per m2.

Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza HARD ROCK International will open its first European hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, this month. The weekend-long grand opening celebration will take place on June 13-14. The rock themed hotel is one of six five-star hotels on the island and has 493 rooms (293 of them suites) four restaurants, a convention centre, two pools and seven bars. It is located next to Playa d’en Bossa Beach and is ideally placed for visitors to enjoy the island’s club scene. However, holidaymakers who want to party without leaving the hotel will be able to enjoy live performances from top DJs and artists, although crowds of up to 2,500 are expected. UB40, Ellie Goulding and Snoop Dogg are the confirmed artists so far for June 27, August 8 and

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HARD ROCK: The hotel is celebrating its grand opening in June. August 15 respectively. The hotel offers music-related features including ‘Sound of Your Stay’ which allows guests to create a personalised playlist, be the DJ in

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Kitchens styled and AFTER over seven years on the Costa Blanca, Casa Interior are proud and pleased to announce they have now linked up with leading German kitchen makers Kuchentime. This new range is affordable and available for all budgets and sits alongside Casa Interior’s renowned Danish designs and Italian kitchens. By introducing the German designs from the largest factory in Europe, prices are pushed down and there is the unique, online design service. Customers can put in their kitchen measurements and build their own bespoke kitchen choosing the style and

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With brands such as Sønderborg, clients know they are investing in a product that will stand the test of time with self closing drawers and unique space saving devices. Even with the new German products, before Casa Interior decided to offer them and link with Kuchentime,

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Properly insure your home BUYING home insurance can leave household catastrophes with no coverage if householders don’t read the small print. Home insurance heads the list of the most denounced insurance categories, even topping those of motor insurance. That is why people should use the services of a reputable company such as advertised in the Euro Weekly News. Fortunately many insurance companies now target the expat market and provide policies in English with English speaking staff as well. The competition, among insurance companies, to gain new policies leaves price at the forefront of the marketing weapons which they use to attract new

HOME INSURANCE: Use a reputable service. customers. With some companies that can mean as the price of the policy lessens so does the amount of coverage they receive. Of course other companies can give good value policies with excellent coverage. Alex Sanchez, director of Proyecta Gestion, a company which deals with

insurance claims, comments “being poorly insured is bad business and the only solution is to read all the fine print in order to avoid having a shock when you think you are covered and find out you are not.” He goes on to comment that poor coverage can lead to big bills.


Only 81 takers SPAIN’S so-called ‘golden visa’ scheme, introduced in September last year, is not proving as popular as expected. The measure was aimed at foreigners buying properties worth more than €500,000 in Spain, and was hoped to boost property investment by granting buyers a residency permit. However, according to a report in Spanish daily El Pais, only 81 visas have been issued. Three were related to setting up a business and six were thanks to major investments. The rest were for property investments. Fourteen requests were refused. Almost half of the new residents are Chinese and Russian millionaires, the rest are from Ukraine, Lebanon, Ecuador, Qatar, Egypt and Iran, among others.

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The Inglorious end to Spanish colonial power Part 1: The disaster of the Battle of Annual


T the end of the nineteenth century Spain’s colonial empire stretched to the Americas and Pacific. But in 1898 they had a disastrous year. They lost Cuba, Puerto Rica and the Philippines to the new imperial power, the USA, leaving them with just a strip of territory along the northern coastal of Morocco, which included the two cities of Melilla and Ceuta. These two autonomous enclaves have been under Spanish rule for centuries. Melilla was conquered in 1497 by Isabel, the Catholic Queen, after the Moors were expelled in 1492. Ceuta has been in Spanish hands since 1580, when Portugal became part of Spain under King Felipe II, although it only received official recognition at the Treaty of Lisbon in 1668. Despite military attempts by the Moroccans to recover their territories in 1694 and 1774, they never dislodged the Spanish. Although the present borders were fixed by treaties with Morocco in 1859 and 1894, it did not stop the Rif Berbers rising up against their colonial masters and it was here in 1921 that Spain suffered its most humiliating military defeat at the hands of the irregular Berber army during what became known as the Rif War. Spain’s last attempt at empire building was thus concentrated on the southern shores of the Mediterranean. However Spain’s interest was more about extracting the mineral wealth than colonisation, which would have meant setting up a civil administration. Spain was relatively poor without the financial means to accompany their territorial ambitions with a programme of development or aid. In 1908 Spain extended the territory under its control and Spanish companies began to mine lead and iron in the mountains south of Melilla, where a rail link was built.

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MONTE ARRUIT: Turned out to be a graveyard.

Due to the growing armed conflict with Berber fighters, the mines had to be shut down several times between 1909 and 1912 and were never economically viable. In 1912 the Treaty of Fez was signed effectively dividing Morocco between the colonial powers of France and Spain. While the French kept the western part of the country, the northern Rif mountain region remained under Spanish occupation. In 1921 the Spanish High Commissioner in Melilla, Damaso Berenguer, decided it was in Spain’s interest to conquer more territory and from the coastal base of Melilla he sent out a force of more than 20,000 men into the Moroccan hinterland. The revolt of the Rif Berbers By 1920 the Rif Berbers had a strong leader, Abdal Karim al Khattabi, known as Abd el Krim, who had previously worked for the Spanish administration in Melilla, spoke Spanish and was a fervent opponent of colonial rule. Born in the region he had considerable local knowledge and although the Berbers were divided into several tribal groups, he

managed to forge an efficient guerrilla army of several thousand men. The Berbers were excellent fighters and hunters and knew the mountains. They were ready for combat. In contrast, the Spanish soldiers were poorly trained conscripts and reservists without proper equipment or supplies. There was also a total lack of strategy on the part of the high command who neglected to establish bases or lines of communication for the army as it headed deeper into the Rif mountains controlled by the Berbers. On 22 July 1921 the Spanish forces under General Manuel Fernandez Silvestre reached a small town called Annual, where they soon found themselves surrounded. After a siege lasting five days the Rif army attacked, inflicting huge losses on the Spanish forces. The body of the General was never recovered although witnesses say they saw him lying face down on the battlefield.

In the flight from Annual some of those who escaped made their way to the coast to Afrau where they were rescued by Spanish naval vessels. Others reached the French zone at Zoco el Telata de Metalsa to the south. But the main body of soldiers under General Felipe Navarra y Ceballo Escalera retreated towards Melilla. Their objective was to reach a hillside garrison called Monte Arruit 80 kilometres from Annual. After an arduous journey from Annual, the remnants of the Spanish army succeeded in reaching the garrison. The final 12 kilometres was made under cover of darkness. Lacking moral and discipline, and low on water and provisions they were within one kilometre of the fort when dawn broke. Although the Spanish were reputed to be carrying white flags, the Rif army began firing from all sides. The soldiers panicked and leaving the three canons they had managed to salvage from Annual, scrambled up the hillside, making their way as best they could towards the fort leaving dead and the wounded, who were subsequently murdered, where they fell. Monte Arruit was to be their graveyard.




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The new Yaris is being hailed as an important event in the history of Toyota THE launch of the new Yaris 2014 is being hailed as an important event in the history of Toyota Motor Europe as for the first time the Product Planning Department, the Research and Development Division based in Brussels and the European Design Centre at Sophia Antipolis near Nice, have been working hand in hand to develop a product that goes way beyond Europe’s borders. The work carried out in Belgium and France on the fundamental aspects of the Yaris 2014 external design, interior design and platform - has been fully adopted on some versions of the Vitz produced in Japan. This exchange of know-how is,

NEW YARIS: Has benefited from some major work.

for Toyota Motor Europe, the first tangible application of the new thinking advocated by the Global Vision revealed in 2011 by Akio

Toyoda. Following the trend initiated by the new Aygo, the new Yaris features more distinctive stylistic aspects. They

strengthen Yaris’s emotional appeal without sacrificing any of the rational strength of the original car, such as package and durability, said the manufacturer. Alessandro Massimino, Product Manager in Brussels explained: “Yaris was always extremely strong in its rational dimensions: great packaging, durability, cost of ownership… What we wanted to achieve was to connect the model not only with our customers’ brains, but also with their hearts.” The interior has undergone important modifications aimed at improving driving pleasure and onboard comfort. Efforts have focused particularly on the quality

of the materials which, in feel and appearance, have significantly changed compared to the previous model. The equipment and choice of colours have also been broadly diversified. Lastly, the new Yaris has benefited from major work aimed at significantly improving suspension comfort and sound insulation, as well as efficient handling and driving pleasure. The Yaris remains available with a 1.0 and 1.33 petrol engine, a 1.4 D-4D and finally the hybrid, which makes up almost one out of three sales. More than 84 per cent of the Yaris models produced at Valenciennes in northern France are for export.

A Mini like never seen before THE modern Mini is already several steps removed from its original - mainly by being bigger. Now a concept for a new open top sports car takes it even further away.

The BMW owned brand has joined forces with Italian designers Touring Superleggera and come up with a good looking compact sports car. It probably owes more to roadsters like the old Spitfire and MG Midget as a sporty small car than to the original Mini, but the manufacturer insists it follows Mini traditions combined with Italian flair. Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, said about the concept: “Touring Superleggera and Mini have

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much in common: both companies attach great importance to their history and this is something which defines their outward appearance to this day. What is more, they both emphasise iconic design and distinctive solutions. These elements are merged in the Mini Superleggera Vision to create an elegant automobile which interprets a British roadster under the influence of Italian style and hand craftsmanship.” Anders Warming, Head of Mini Design added: “The Mini Superleggera Vision elegantly perpetuates what the Classic Mini started 55 years ago: reduction to the essentials. “Its energetic, minimalistic design embodies the dynamic essence of an automobile. At the same time it creates unique emotional beauty in combining the past and future of the automotive

industry, i.e. traditional coachwork, craftsmanship and modern design styling. It was a pleasure for me to design a concept like this.” The electrically powered car has first been designed to look great with the stretched bonnet, long wheelbase and cool, short overhangs designed to convey pure driving fun. As in every Mini, the wheels are set widely on the body to give a high degree of agility. The front of the car features the traditional Mini design icons: two circular headlights and a hexagonal grille provide a nod to the original Mini, though it would be hard to confuse the two. The horizontal rib look of the radiator grille adds a classic sporty touch. The air inlets are also circular, giving the front section a distinctive touch. Meanwhile the striking fin defines the look of the rear.

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Soccer Round-Up • THE World Cup starts next Thursday and England warmed up by beating Peru 3-0 in their final home friendly; yesterday they played Ecuador and on Saturday meet Honduras in two extra games. • Spain also play two more friendlies before bedding down in Brazil against El Salvador and Bolivia. • And right now FIFA is investigating (again) reports that bribery took place before Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 competition. • Liverpool have signed striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton for £4m plus add-ons, and don’t be surprised if four more players leave St Mary’s, including Adam Lallana (for £22m) - all this after manager Mauricio Pochettino quit Saints to takeover Spurs. • Roy Keane should be Celtic’s new boss by now and Brian McDermott has left Leeds (and it’s official this time). Also, David Moyes, Gordon Strachan and Tim Sherwood,

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Great victories for Carl, Marc and the Saints DID YOU KNOW?

REMATCH: Carl Froch knocked out George Groves.

Leeds United are looking for the 12th manager in 20 years; Spurs have also had 12 bosses since 1994 while QPR have engaged no less than 15 over the same period.

Wembley saw record crowd A BRITISH and European record crowd of 80,000 at Wembley saw Carl Froch knock George Groves out in the eighth round of their Super Middleweight rematch. The fight - the richest in boxing history - had been fairly even before Froch landed a superb right hook to send his opponent crashing to the deck. Next up for Froch - James DeGale perhaps before the end of the year? even Martin Jol, will all be back in football management sooner rather than later. • Demoted in 2013, Deportivo La Coruna have returned to the La Liga at the first attempt. • Ivory Coast and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has been laid low with malaria while influential Italian midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will miss the World Cup after breaking his leg in a recent friendly against

Ireland. • Pele’s son, Edson, has been jailed for 33 years for moneylaundering. Wheeled Sport • The magician on two wheels, Spain’s Marc Marquez, won his 6th MotoGP in a row when speeding to victory in last Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. Fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo was second and Valentino Rossi third. Marquez now leads the rider’s championship by

53 points from Rossi. Can ‘MM’ win every race? It’s possible you know. • This weekend, the cars, crews and drivers will be in Canada for the Montreal Grand Prix where the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will once again be battling it out for supremacy. • And last weekend, cyclist Nairo Quintana became the first Colombian to win the Giro d’Italia.

Fairways similar to carpets TWENTY FIVE players from The Members Golf Society arrived at Las Pinaillas (Albacete) and the temperature gauge at the entrance was showing a chilly 11ºc. This was the society’s third visit to the course which has fairways like carpets, reported the players. Most found the greens difficult to read and although the course is generous in its width, the punishment for straying is fairly harsh.

Jenny Morris, Mick Kennedy, John Eyre and Dag Lovas won nearest the pins, and Dag Lovas, John Eyre and Bill Starkey scored twos. Scoring was a little on the low side with no-one hitting their handicap and only five managed to score 30 or above. Christine Church claimed the visitors’ prize with 32 points. In the Silver Division, John Hillier (27) claimed fourth. Both Ernie Wilson and Colin Marsden scored

28 points with Colin pushing Ernie into third place having scored the best back nine. This left Jenny Morris’s 31 points a clear winner in that division. In the Gold Division Joe Dean (28) was fourth with Dag Lovas (31) second and Alan Rickers (33) second. Winner of the Pinaillas Trophy was Arne Hansson with 34 points. More information visit:

Rugby Union • Northampton Saints won the Aviva Premiership title for the first time by beating Saracens 2420 in extra time in last Saturday’s final. Alex Watson’s last minute try decided a thrilling game at Twickenham. • Jonny Wilkinson, who scored over 1,200 points for England, officially retired from competitive rugby last Sunday. • England, now in New Zealand, play the first of three Tests against the All Blacks on Sunday. Cricket • Despite a brilliant record-breaking century by wicket-keeper Josh Butler, England (293-8) lost to Sri Lanka (300-7) by just seven runs in the fourth (of five) One Day Internationals at Lords. With the series level at 2-2, the deciding game took place at Edgbaston on Tuesday. • ‘Freddy’ Flintoff has agreed to play in the forthcoming T20 bash tournament for Lancashire. Tennis • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray (just), Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer all began the second week of the French Open. Roger Federer, however is out, along with the Williams sisters and GB’s number one female Heather Watson, but Maria Sharapova is looking strong, again.



Masters in swim

From Back Page Aurelio Cabello, the newest member of the team, made an outstanding performance in his 50m freestyle event with a time of 31:13. As each team member accumulated points for their team, Club Natacion Masters were finally placed 11th in the competition. With only seven swimmers in the squad this is an outstanding achievement. For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Rosa - 665 454 126, President Felipe on 609 418 776 or Vicki 669 637 015 or by e-mail info@

Murcia 7’s for Orihuela

THIS coming weekend ITV Orihuela RFC take part in the Murcia 7’s which is kicking off at 11am and finishing at 9pm. The teams taking part as well as Orihuela RFC in this sixth Murcia 7’s rugby tournament are UCAM A and B, Elche A and B, AKRA, Torrevieja, Tarafa, Almeria, Albacete, Yecla and Talavera from Madrid. On June 21 there is the third Formentera del Segura 7’s rugby tournament from 10am with teams from San Javier, Tararfa, Albacete, Lorca, Torrevieja, Elche, Aspe. Orihuela RFC and San Javier may also put in a second team showing how popular rugby now is. For those interested in joining in, training for Orihuela RFC is at Elche’s Miguel Hernandez University ground at 8.15pm on Tuesday and Thursdays for seniors and juveniles and 6.15pm for juniors. Call Garry on 692 767 242 for more information and for the juniors contact Oscar on 600 871 606.


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Sport Strong gold in Torrevieja Northampton Saints Win the Aviva Premiership for the first time. Turn to Page 95

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TO finish this season’s ‘Regional Masters Swimming Competitions’ and in preparation for the


summer Spanish National Competition in Jerez, at the end of June, 307 Masters swimmers battled it out in the Municipal Pool, Torrevieja. Over the two day event the seven members of the Torrevieja Masters amassed a grand total of 11 medals from the 20 events participated in. Beth Altabas and Vicki Connolly won gold in each of their three individual events with Paul Matthews following shortly behind with two gold and a silver medal. Together with their teammate Aurelio Cabello they all went on to win silver medals in their 4 x 100m freestyle relay in the 200 yrs + category.

MASTERS TEAM: Amassed a grand total of 11 medals between them. Keeping up with the medals Lucy Stewart won bronze in her only race of 50m breaststroke. Lucy’s brother Adam worked hard in his three events

with new times in his three events and a close fouth place in the squads 4 x 100m 160 yrs + medley relay. Rafael Bordes Alonso was on

form in his races and improved upon his previous 400m freestyle personal time by 12 seconds. Turn to Page 95

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