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ISSUE NO. 1511


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Coronation Day for new King of Spain


PAIN is set to have a new king today (Thursday). Crown Prince Felipe, 46, (pictured with his daughters) was due to be enthroned as the new King of Spain at 10.30am. In what has been planned as an austere and low-key ceremony, in keeping with the country’s frugal stance amidst the economic crisis, he will be crowned without a religious ceremony. No foreign dignitaries have been invited. The king-in-waiting himself had reportedly requested that his proclamation be a simple affair. Nevertheless, a military procession has been scheduled, and the new king and queen are expected to present themselves to the public from the Royal Palace’s balcony in Madrid. Prince Felipe will ascend to the Spanish throne following the

unexpected abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos. Juan Carlos’s coronation took place in 1975 after Franco’s death. The abdication

sparked calls throughout the country for a referendum on the future of Spain’s monarchy and for a new republic to be established.


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Finance 41 - 46 SATE: Specialised tourist police helping a victim of crime.

Tour operators learn about SATE TOUR operators have been finding out more about how the tourist police office (SATE) in Benidorm and the British Consulate can help British visitors in need, thanks to a meeting organised by the consular staff. The SATE office (Servicio de Atención al Turista Extranjero) in Plaza de Canalejas 1, offers help and support

for tourists if they have fallen victim of crime. They can fill out police reports, make emergency calls to cancel their credit cards, get money transferred and contact their insurance companies or the Consulate. Representatives from Thompson, Jet2Holidays, Cosmos and Thomas Cook attended. British Vice Consul, Lloyd Milen,

said: “Tour operators are often the first point of call for a tourist who needs help, which is why it is so important they are up to date with the assistance on offer. The service at the SATE office is invaluable for anyone who has fallen victim to crime. SATE is open Monday Friday 9am-9pm and weekends from 10-2pm.

Summer toll prices increase by 77% TOLLS have increased by 77 per cent this summer for the stretch of the AP-7 through the Vega Baja. The motorway has two tolls on the stretch between Elche and Cartagena, at

Los Montesinos and La Zenia, separated by just 13km. Now, the concessionaire of the AP-7 has increased the cost of each toll by 77 per cent to €3.65, meaning a return trip along

this short part of the motorway costs €14.60 for drivers. The increased rate applies to cars, vans, mini buses and motorcycles and will be in place until September 30.

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NEWS Tourist police unit ALICANTE has launched a new police vehicle unit which will be patrolling around tourist areas offering information and advice to visitors. Officers on board speak three languages including English. Educational exchange TEACHER and students from Finland, England and Switzerland have staged a cultural exchange with the Leonardo Da Vinci Institute in Alicante.


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Lunch service owed millions LEADING canteen companies have provided more than 27,000 students in the province of Alicante with school lunches. For the last six months they say they have not been paid and are owed €40 million by the Generalitat for the dining service. A spokesperson for the companies said: “We have not

stopped feeding the children themselves because we are responsible, we have restructured our work and we have not lowered the quality one bit, because we know that for many children it is the only daily hot food they have.” Final payments that they have received across the province date back to January.

They say money paid by parents for the service is the only way the lunches have continued. In contrast, the Generalitat has announced they intend to subsidise €1.2 million from central government to feed 2,500 children and their families during the months of July and August.




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Drink driver

A MAN has been arrested for drink driving in Los Alcazares and driving without a valid licence. He was arrested following an accident which injured two people. He faces a three to six month prison sentence.

Student’s display

Bus safety SANTA POLA’S new bus station will have four parallel parking bays as a new road safety report said this ensures pedestrian safety at all times. The new bus station will cost €2.5 million.

AN exhibition of work by student’s from Torrevieja’s Municipal School of Painting has opened in the Cultural Centre. Art work will remain on display until June 27.

Phone fears THE placement of a new phone mast in Torre del Este, Elche, has generated concern among residents for fear it could have harmful health effects but the town hall says it meets health standards.

THE Deputy Mayor of Alicante is accused of fraudulently altering the building licence for the remodelling of the Plaza de Magallanes back in 2009.

Zebra crossings EXTRA zebra crossings have been installed in the centre of Elche to ensure pedestrian safety in high traffic areas and zones known for speeding vehicles. Record tram usage DURING May a record 825,872 people used Alicante’s tram service, spread across its 69 stations and stops. Tram line two (Luceros-Sant Vicent del Raspeig) was the most used. Chick success A SEVEN-YEAR breeding programme at Murcia’s Terra Natura park has seen the birth of four ruddy shelduck chicks. They are the first of the species to be born in the park.

Licence fraud

Ikea in Valencia BEACH BONFIRE: The local way to celebrate.

Summer solstice and San Juan THE summer solstice happens when the tilt of the earth, in either the northern or southern hemisphere, is most inclined towards the sun. Solstices happen twice every year and this year the summer solstice will happen on June 21. At exactly 10.51am the sun will reach its highest position in the sky as seen from either the North or South Pole. In Spain this means ‘La Noche de San Juan’ (the Night of San Juan) which is a pagan festivity which principal rite consists of building a bonfire in order to give the sun more intensity, but in reality means that entire villages will spend the night on the beach having a party, setting off fireworks and barbecuing

Quote of the Week Human rights are violated not just by terrorism and repression but also by the existence of extreme poverty and unfair economic structures which give rise to great differences in society.’ Pope Francis commenting on human rights.

THE first Ikea store in the Valencia Region opened its doors in Alfalfar, Valencia. Dozens of customers camped outside to be the first ones in.

Swiss account A SHOE manufacturer from Elda has shopped his former business partners after they hid undeclared money in Switzerland. He wanted to declare the money, but it disappeared from their account on his retirement.

Increased water sardines. In Spain the tradition is to walk backwards into the sea at midnight and then jump over the bonfire to symbolise a new beginning and a fresh start. In some areas they write their wishes and disappointments on paper; the wishes go into the sea, the disappointments are burnt on the bonfire.

Number of the week The average modern smart phone has 100,000 times the computing power of the Apollo missions which were entrusted with sending people to the moon and back in the 60’s and 70’s.

THE drought in recent months has resulted in an increase in water consumption of 73 per cent for agricultural purposes and 33 per cent for urban uses in Alicante Province.

And finally... The son of Spain’s Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, has run from the police after an accident near his home. Police sources say he almost ran over a woman in his haste to flee from them.


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Woman stabs partner in bed A MAN was stabbed in the neck with a knife by his partner in the home they shared in Dolores de Pacheco, Murcia. The man was admitted to the Mar Menor Los Arcos hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition. The assault is believed to have taken place after the woman was trying to

defend herself. She was lying in bed when her partner beat and punched her in the stomach and grabbed her by the neck. She pulled out a knife from under her pillow and stabbed her partner before calling 112 for help. The couple are believed to have two children.

Marihuana plantation dismantled in Planes

Five hurt in crash

POLICE in Alicante have seized more than 3,100 marihuana plants and arrested six people. The plantation was discovered on a property in Planes, hidden amongst the mountains, on a plot of some 24,000 square metres with the plants having a total weight of 800 kilos. A father and son were believed to be overseeing the estate and have been arrested. Four others were arrested in Denia for their alleged involvement in the criminal organisation.

A YOUNG man was seriously injured and four others slightly hurt in an road traffic accident. The vehicle they were driving in, crashed off the road as it was travelling from San Javier to Balsicas. The car was being driven by a 19-year-old with a 20year-old passenger requiring a transfer to La Arrixaca hospital. No other vehicles were involved.


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Blame game in Jacarilla woman’s murder trial THE man and woman accused of killing a pensioner in Jacarilla in

January 2013 have blamed each other during the first day of

Charity success THE Cardenal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio, rocked to the sound of Big Spender last weekend, when Studio 32’s production of Sweet Charity came to town. Formed just a year ago Studio32 are already gaining a reputation for producing high quality shows, with colourful costumes, fantastic props and scenery. This ambitious production, put together by Susan Zillah Wilson, did much to enhance this reputation with audiences appearing delighted at all three performances with the cast praised for their

enthusiasm and high level of performance. Even Jock the dog played his part faultlessly. ‘La asociacion de Azheimer de San Fulgencio’ were the beneficiaries from the shows and a cheque for €1,600 was presented to their representative after the final performance. The next production for Studio32 will be Cinderella at the Cardenal Belluga theatre in December. To find out more about Studio 32, visit their website www.studiothirty or email studiothirtytwo2013@gmail .com or call 966 318 019.

their trial in Elche. Each said the other was responsible for the hammer blows which killed the 74-year-old woman. The man had initially confessed but said he was only trying to protect his thengirlfriend and was now telling the truth that it was her who struck the woman. The victim was the aunt of the man and

they had gone to her home with the intention of asking for money for cocaine. They believed there was money hidden in the loft. The prosecutor is asking for 34 years imprisonment for the crime of murder, one of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery. The trial continues next month.



Illegal houses costly process REGULARISATION of illegal houses of 90 square metres in Catral will cost home owners €631. The town hall has approved legislation for the administrative process for issuing licences. The tax laws have been developed by the tripartite government formed by the Socialists Catral party, Alternative party and the PSOE, but has not received the support of the opposition Popular Party (PP) which voted against saying they do not believe that it conforms to the law. This tax regulation complements municipal regulations adopted in January to regulate the issuance of licences and related urban development. It is estimated there are 1,200 illegal properties in Catral.


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Holidaymakers warned of highway robbers THE British Embassy in Spain is warning holidaymakers to watch out for

ruthless gangs of modernday highway robbers who are preying on people driving foreign-registered vehicles and hire cars. Police in the Catalonia region of Spain have dealt with 126 British victims of robbery on the AP7 motorway between the French border and the Valencia region over the past two years. British Consulates across mainland Spain say they are receiving regular reports of roadside robbery occurring along the coast between Barcelona and Alicante, across Andalucia in the south, and in the Madrid region. Consular staff estimate that 1 in 20 of all emergency passports issued last year as a result of theft were following motorway robberies. A new video produced by the Foreign Office - ‘Don’t

Police are mobile again SAN MIGUEL is back with a police car. As previously reported in the Euro Weekly News, the local force were patrolling the streets without a vehicle as the rental contract had ran out. The town hall said the contract was not renewed as they intended to purchase a new vehicle, but received criticism for leaving the municipality with just two bikes and unable to make arrests having to walk any prisoners through the town. Now, it is reported that a a car has been lent to San Miguel by a neighbouring town hall for the interim period.

let thieves drive you to distraction’ viewable at 47 - shows real-life footage of some of the most common tactics. Highway robbers flag their victim down by indicating there is a problem with their vehicle, then one gets out to distract the occupants’ attention, whilst an unseen accomplice robs passports, money and other valuables before the gang makes a fast getaway. In a second case, the robber tricks a victim into thinking they have a problem with their parked vehicle, whilst another opens the door and removes valuables. Other tricks include throwing something that creates a sudden noise, or puncturing a tyre at a roadside rest stop. Will Middleton, consular regional director for Spain, warns: “Distraction is the most common technique used by highway robbers in Spain. They will try to worry you about the state of your vehicle, and then whilst they point out the supposed problem, an

accomplice is robbing you. “So be wary of anyone attempting to stop you when you are driving, or trying to point out a problem or offering assistance. They may not be the good Samaritan they appear to be. “If someone points out a supposed problem whilst you are on the road, keep going until you reach a service area. If you have to stop, make sure one person stays in the vehicle. Keep valuables out of sight and out of reach. “If you do notice a problem with your vehicle, call your emergency breakdown service for help. “We are working with the Spanish police to alert British visitors to how these gangs work, so that holidaymakers can avoid becoming victims. Police statistics indicate that these robberies are largely nonviolent. “However falling victim to this kind of theft can be distressing and costly: a family of four who lose all their passports would unfortunately need to pay around £400 to get emergency passports to be able to travel home.”

Affects of meter theft THE Community Irrigation Canal has been forced to turn to a private security company following a series of thefts of water meters in Elche. The thefts have occurred in the Camp d’Elx with seven homes in Las Bayas being targeted in recent weeks. President of the Community of Irrigators, Javier Berenguer, said: “The numbers are

alarming, because in the last month they have stolen a total of 130 meters, almost as many as in the entire previous year.” He added: “What really worries us is not only the economic cost of the stolen material and personnel costs required to restore service, but above all, the damage caused because farmers cannot irrigate, so crops are affected.”

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Coke’s redundancy plan declared void THE High Court has declared void the Redundancy Employment Plan (ERE) by Coca-Cola Partners Iberian which led to the closure of four of its plants, including Alicante and the dismissal or early retirement of 821 workers (about 30 in the province). The company must also pay wages that workers have not received during these months. The ruling however does not cover the 60 employees from Alicante Province who were employed at other factories nationwide and a second trial will be held for this next week. The High Court upheld in part the

arguments of the unions and considers that the company breached its duty to inform workers that they were part of a new company which occurred when merging seven regional bottlers that led to the creation of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners. In addition, it also recognised that the firm did not provide all the information requested by the representatives of the workforce during the negotiations on economic and industrial plans of the company. Coca-Cola Iberian Partners has announced that it will appeal the decision.

Summer school price anger TORREVIEJA Town Hall is receiving complaints from parents as they have discovered the price of the summer school has doubled. Initial information ahead of the registration

process stated it would be €60 a month per child or €50 for larger families. However now, parents report that they have received news that the cost will be €122.97 a

month per child without food, with discounts for siblings. The summer school takes place at the Habaneras school for children aged between four and 12.

Passport extensions for distressed Brits after controversial delays by Pete Woodall THE recent controversy over British passports has taken a turn for the better. As from Monday June 23, expats fearful that unexpected delays could affect their travel plans, can ask for a 12 month extension to be added to their existing passport. The extension is free and is available from the British Consulate but conditions apply. Those who have already sent off for their passports but are still somewhere in the system, can pay for an emergency travel document, an EDT. For others the normal passport renewal process is still in place, but it is slower, a standard renewal taking up to six weeks at the moment, lost and stolen passports longer. An EDT can be issued at short notice and is usually valid for up to five different destinations including

return to Spain, provided the applicant is a resident or there are sufficient grounds Mindful of the potential rush, for extensions and EDTs the consulates will try to attend to the most urgent cases first, especially those with immediate travel plans starting in the next couple of days. In both cases, for extensions and ETDs, applicants are advised to contact their nearest British Consulate, preferably by phone or via the website and make an appointment rather than just walk in. Passport holders with the new extension should probably replace their passport as soon as the crisis has blown over to avoid creating a similar scenario in 12 months time. To contact the British Consulate in Spain call 913 342 194 / 902 109 356. Fax 952 359 211 or email


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Locker rooms on the beach IT is a walk-in wardrobe with a difference. With lockers, a coat rack, changing area and even a charger for mobile phones, the latest accessory at Alicante’s

Postiguet beach; a luggage room, will impress the most fashion conscious beach goer. Whilst offering an additional service for bathers, there are also security reasons behind it with people now able to rent a locker to keep their valuables safe whilst bathing. The Department of Tourism said it is a service they have been asked for: The project is currently “Older people, tourists or awaiting a grant approval those on their own can’t and held the meeting to go in the sea or take a seek opinions and to walk for fear of being allay any worries. robbed.” They are waiting Mayor Carmen Verdu to see the results of how said: “We polled traders the service works at on these works and have Postiguet beach before now reported back to seeing it expand. them to solve their The lockers are open doubts.” from 10am-8pm. A small The mayor said it was locker is available for €1 a “good opportunity to an hour to €3.5 all day. improve the streets and Large lockers are €1.50 an trade areas.” hour or €4.50 for a day.

Guardamar road plans discussed THIRTY businesses in Guardamar have expressed their doubts over the proposed reform of a major road in the town. The Government team met with the merchants and residents living in the area between Plazas de Pescadores and Labradores to explain the proposed redevelopment of the 500m roadway separating the two areas.


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A spending spree MURCIA’S health service is to spend €10.8 million on surgical equipment. Over half of the budget will be spent on staplers for open and keyhole surgery with a further €4

million being spent on material for analytical procedures in the Cartagena and Mar Menor areas. Material for the immunology lab at the Arrixaca Hospital in

Extra seats to meet demand for San Juan RENFE is putting on more trains for the AVE high speed service this week between Madrid and Alicante to meet increased demand during the Hogueres de San Juan fiesta. As of yesterday (Wednesday) until next Wednesday the company is offering a total of 60,000 seats for travel on the AVE (nine in each direction per day). An additional 3,000 seats are available tomorrow (Friday) as 10 trains will run to cope with the expected influx of passengers during the fiesta weekend with Monday being a bank holiday in Alicante.

Murcia will also be bought, costing around €1.2 million. The health service is using a centralised purchasing facility allowing them to make savings of around 15 per cent.

Double deck beach bar TORREVIEJA has its first two-storey beach bar. Inspectors from the town hall have visited the beach bar in El Acequion beach to check it meets regulations. The wooden installation has a pre-cast concrete base with an upper deck. Although on the beach it is not officially considered a beach bar as it is technically located inside the bay of Torrevieja, which is the responsibility of the Directorate General of Ports of the Generalitat Valenciana.


More passengers on the Torrevieja express THE express bus service operating between Torrevieja and AlicanteElche Airport has been used by 27,602 passengers during the first five months of the year; an average of 182 people a day. This marks an increase of 25 per cent

compared to the same period last year. The usage has risen gradually throughout the year with nearly 8,000 passengers taking advantage of the service in May. The bus makes eight journeys each day from Torrevieja’s bus station

Working to find a sound solution SAN FULGENCIO Mayor Carlos Ramirez is organising a series of meetings with bar owners in the municipality after complaints by residents about noise levels have been reported again. The problem arises frequently between businesses and residents, particularly on Urbanisation La Marina. At the first meeting Ramirez said: “It is important for us to ensure that residents can get their rest, but also that businesses can continue.�

to the airport and back with the first leaving at 7am and the last one leaving at 9pm.

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A YEAR ON: RENFE is providing buses to Torrevieja and Benidorm.

Bridging the gap AVE puts on chartered buses to Torrevieja PASSENGERS arriving in Alicante on the AVE high-speed trains from Madrid will now be able to get a direct onward journey to Torrevieja and Benidorm. Rail operator RENFE will charter buses so passengers will not have to make their way to the city’s bus or tram station. Alicante Council has repeatedly turned down requests for a regular bus linking the station with Benidorm and Torrevieja, claiming that this would cause traffic chaos in the city centre. Chartered coaches, however, do not need council permission to leave or pick up passengers at the station and RENFE will now sell tickets covering the combined

journey from Madrid to Torrevieja or Benidorm. The announcement comes as the AVE celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday. It was June 17, 2013, when Prince Felipe made the journey from Madrid and toured Alicante train station as the AVE opened for the first time following nine years of work. During the past 12 months, 1.3 million passengers have made the journey, taking just over two hours, between Spain’s capital and Alicante, with 11 trains running each day, providing more than 7,000 seats. The train has brought more passengers to the Costa Blanca boosting the local economy.


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Desperate help is needed for two families in need URGENT help is needed by the expat community. Karolina Leonard, President of Reach Out/Extiende La Mano said: “I am coming capin-hand. Things are desperate for some of our

families, two families in particular.” She explained: “Firstly, we have a widower with three children (he lost his wife last year). “He has been evicted from his rented home

and the family is now divided amongst some friends. Unfortunately he was so ashamed he never spoke to us until it was too late. “The other is a single mother of three children,

Dry landing for sail boat A SAILBOAT was left anchored on the beach of El Altet. The nine-metre boat ran aground after suffering from engine problems. There were three people on board the boat, but no injuries were reported.

she lived with a man until she fell pregnant and he left her. She now has the Guardia Civil turning up on her doorstep with an eviction order. “As much as we would like to, we cannot take on the burden of paying regular rent for cases like this. “We are looking for sponsors who would be able to commit to a regular monthly payment

of a certain amount (€20, €40, €100 whatever you can afford) into a special account set aside for renting apartments in the name of Reach Out. “Or do you have a place in Torrevieja you could let them have cheap? “Are you a business able to help in any way?” For more information on the charity, or to offer help call 688 348 189 or visit www.reachout



Mayor in Madrid TORREVIEJA’S mayor was in Madrid to meet with the Director of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT). The meeting was organised to discuss details of the ‘III National Meeting of Cities for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility’ to be held on September 25 and 26 in Torrevieja. The objective will be working together for urban road safety, sustainable mobility, universal accessibility in all Spanish cities and promoting policies for a safer, healthier and more peaceful environment.


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Charity wine tasting MORE THAN 50 people attended a wine tasting charity event to mark the 10th Gastronomic Week of the Shrimp in Guardamar. The event was held at El Rincon restaurant and featured four wines from Bodega Francisco Gomez de Villena. Mayor of Guardamar, Carmen García Verdu, distributed a goody bag, which included the new guide to Guardamar and a commemorative 10th anniversary fan, to all those who attended.

WINE TASTING: Guardamar’s mayor hosted the event. Proceeds from the €5 entry fee paid by

Tabarca trip THE office for the Urbanisations of La Marina is considering organising a trip to the Island of Tabarca on July 12. The overall cost for the bus and the ferry would be €18 and a minimum of 50 people are required for the trip to go ahead. Register your interest at the office in Calle Bilbao, Urbanisation La Marina, or call 966 443 002.

participants will donated to charity.


A high note ORIHUELA Male Voice Choir were guests of the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir in El Verger. The concert raised more than €1,000 for the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir’s nominated charities, the local SCAN animal charity and One Stop Malawi.




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Online Spanish course launches NEW online Spanish courses for foreigners are now available. The course runs for six months from July and includes level and progress

tests. There are 290 places available and each student will receive a course acceptance email and headphones for the oral exercises. The course is adapted to each students level and can be accessed from a PC, smart phone or tablet and there is technical help in Spanish, English and French. You can also customise the course according to your interests and THE Archaeological Museum of Alicante progress. To take part you must be a (MARQ) has opened an international registered in a exhibition featuring the splendour of foreigner municipality in the province of China in the Han Dynasty. A total of 256 pieces, many of them Alicante. Together with your unpublished, from various private registration, you must provide a collections are included in the copy of the registration certificate exhibition ‘Lords of Heaven and Earth. which can be issued by your local China in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 council. Once accepted on the BC),’ a time which was characterised by course students must spend at least great political influence, economic 10 hours online during the first month or you will be de-registered boom and cultural development. notice. The Han Dynasty also established the without For more modern state administration. information and a registration form The exhibition is divided into four call 619 455 273 and return the sectors and remains on show at MARQ form by email to ciudadanos until January 2015.

Chinese exhibition opens at MARQ


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Food fun in Torrevieja GASTRONOMY season is under way in Torrevieja. ‘Torrevieja and the Sea’ is being held tomorrow (Friday), Monday and next Friday with 10 local restaurants taking part offering high class menus for €50 per person. Meanwhile La Mata is hosting their tapas route from today (Thursday) until Sunday. Participating establishments are offering a tapa and drink for €2 between 12-4.30pm and 7.30-11pm.

ROCKING AT RODA: 300 people supported the annual HAH fundraising concert.

Rocking at Roda FOR the fourth year running, the sun shone for the annual Rocking in Roda

concert held at the Centro Civico in Roda village. Within days, all tickets

were sold. Acts included Mr Soul and Motown; Richie Alexander, Kenny on guitar and vocals, Mara O’Hara, tribute act Jackie ‘Wildcat,’ Jim on guitar and Suzy G. Music played whilst guests enjoyed the freshly prepared food. After a short break, Celia Ryan thanked all concerned, Reuben and staff at Roda, all the artists, Mike Campbell and the HAH volunteers. The raffle was drawn and the event raised €2,200.


Patients get bedside treatment SAN JAVIER’S Los Arcos del Mar Menor Hospital has extended its book loan service. The ‘biblioterapia’ programme is run by hospital volunteers along with San Javier Library’s reading club and the Banco de Tiempo. It delivers books straight to the patients’ bedsides. Books in Spanish, English and German are available and now in French, including magazines.

Dance time SUMMER Flamenco and Sevillanas courses are running until June 30 in Torrevieja. Organised by Sandra Esteve at the Centre of Dance Lola Morales in Calle Pedro Lorca, courses cost from €25. For more info call 603 660 336 or email

AAN DONATION: Councillor Jeff Wiszniewski, Pauline Prior, Jean Whyte and Toni Wigglesworth.

Helping the needy

THE Ladies’ Circle in La Marina recently showed their support for the local AAN charity by donating €400 from the proceeds of their auction to further the charity’s aim of supporting the needy of San Fulgencio and Urbanisation La Marina. The cheque was presented by Toni Wigglesworth, Social Secretary, and Jean Whyte, President of the Ladies’ Circle. The donation was received by Pauline Prior who represented the charity and Councillor Jeff Wiszniewski on behalf of the Social Services Department which distributes the food to the needy. Currently, through monies raised, AAN is able to purchase approximately €1,000 worth of food each month due to the generosity of local people.

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Granny’s hen night frolics MEMBERS of the Actors Studio of Torrevieja are ready to delight audiences with their latest funny play, Granny’s Hen Night. This new production will have its premiere at the Casa de Cultura, San Miguel on June 28 and 29 and may well bring back memories of hen night frolics. There will be some unusual events that

make this a more memorable hen night than many people experienced as Granny is determined to do all those things she missed out on when she first married many years ago. Tickets are available from Bargain Books in San Miguel or call David on 966 704 097. A donation will be made to the AFA Alzheimer’s Association, Torrevieja.

First anniversary Our feral for Cruz Azul friends THE Cruz Azul animal charity is celebrating its first anniversary on July 4 in true USA style with entertainment from the Riverside Blues Band, line dancing, and lots of American vintage cars. There will be hotdogs and burgers on sale and visitors are welcome to wear their stetson and cowboy boots too. The event takes place from 11am-3pm at the Cruz Azul charity shop in Avenida de la Union, San Javier. For more information call 693 017 616 or email:

FERAL FRIENDS of Gran Alacant are organising a charity lunch to help raise funds to fund their sterilisation programme. The lunch takes place on July 20 at Rincon de Pili Restaurant, close to the El Palmeral Park in Alicante. Tickets €15, reservations to be made before July 17. Call 697 574 199.


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La gente

A fascinating and varied life… 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 woman of all talents, Patricia Creighton M.B.E. PATRICIA CREIGHTON, M.B.E. has a fascinating and varied working life and personal life with the two intercepting on many occasions. A teacher for 42 years in Croydon she has taught hundreds of children in mainstream schools and also worked with special needs children. During the school holidays she went to visit her father in France and spent the summer being a tour guide around Paris for school trips. After her father passed away she combined her two loves of teaching and travel and organised her own trips to Belgium, France and Germany for her severely disabled pupils


offering them the chance to go abroad for the first time. She was also chair of Croydon’s Voluntary Youth Sector for over 30 years overseeing youth clubs in the area and training youth workers. It was for her services to youth and education that she was honoured her M.B.E. in 2003 which Patricia says was the highlight of her career; driving through the gates of Buckingham Palace: “I had no idea, even though my partner Gerry had known for a year before as they carried out interviews and got references.” She enthused: “The Queen was just

delightful and the most charming person.” Retired at the age of 64 in 2009, Patricia has far from sat back and enjoyed retirement. As a deputy superintendent registrar of marriages she has married couples of all backgrounds. Her M.B.E. means she is one of Croydon’s dignitaries and oversees the ceremonies to welcome newly accepted British citizens. It was no wonder she went further to become a Lady Toastmaster and member of the English Toastmasters Association, meaning she is bound by their code of ethics. She has a holiday home in Doña Pepa.


Rescue horse dies leaving orphan foal ONE of the 14 horses rescued by Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) from Callosa de Segura has passed away. The mare, named Liberty, was found chained to a concrete wall with the other horses in March, as previously reported by the Euro Weekly News. Liberty unexpectedly gave birth to a tiny foal, called Lilly, just two weeks after her rescue, but last month Liberty collapsed in her stable in severe pain. She was rushed to the Alicante horse hospital in a desperate bid to save her life, where an ultrasound quickly revealed an internal intestinal hernia. Despite the gruelling surgery, Liberty began to improve and her veterinary team felt encouraged by her progress, until days later

SURROGATE MOTHER: Rosie is now caring for her friend Liberty’s foal, Lilly. she took a turn for the worse and nothing could be done to save her life. With Lilly left an orphan, another mare named Rosie, who had been chained next to Liberty before their rescue, has taken on the role of surrogate mother. You can meet Rosie, Lilly

and all the other rescued horses each Sunday between 1pm and 4pm at the rescue centre’s open days. To find out more about the charity call 652 021 980 or email Volunteers and donations are always wanted and needed.

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MEDICATION: People have stopped taking their drugs for economic reasons.

Expensive meds ONE out of four Spanish patients stops taking medication for economic reasons. This is the conclusion reached by a survey carried out by the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (semFYC). According to the survey, 11.2 per cent of patients stopped taking or could barely afford antihypertensive drugs, used to treat high blood pressure, while 9.2 per cent of them stopped taking lipid-

lowering drugs, which help to control elevated levels of lipids in patients with hyperlipidemia. Josep Basora, head of semFYC, said these drugs are prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease and therefore necessary. The economic crisis has also affected patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis and those taking antibiotics, anti-

depressants, antiplatelet drugs and antipsychotics. According to Basora, the Royal Decree - Law of Sustainability of the Health System resulted in 456 drugs being defunded. Some of these include stomach protectors and flu medication. Seventy seven per cent of the 1,655 physicians who participated in the survey believe that some drugs should be financed, including laxatives, mucolytics and antacids.


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A costly divorce for Banderas WHEN the 56-year-old actress Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from long-time husband Antonio Banderas on June 6, many wondered how they would split their assets after 18 years together. The former Hollywood couple reportedly have a combined fortune of more than $50 million (€37 million), as well as investments with commercial real estate in Los Angeles, Miami, Aspen, New York and several restaurants around the world. Source close to the couple said: “Banderas is a shrewd businessman; he has a lot of investments and business interests. “Melanie’s no slouch either; they don’t spend money they don’t have. They are very proud of that.” A joint statement issued through their lawyer, said the couple had mutually agreed to the split after carefully considering how to untie the knot. Melanie has requested spousal support and child support for their daughter Stella Banderas, as well as joint legal custody. Rumours arose in July 2012 about the couple having problems when footage emerged which allegedly showed Banderas kissing a younger woman in a Cancun nightclub. This will be Banderas’s second divorce and apparently Griffith’s fourth separation, having previously married actor Don Johnson twice, as well as actor, Steve Bauer.


Unemployment could benefit newborns

NEWBORN BABIES: Higher unemployment rates may be beneficial for their health NEWBORNS are significantly healthier when the unemployment rate is high. According to a study published as part of the series Working Papers of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, there could be a positive link between the unemployment rate and babies’ health. The study poses a very interesting question: “Is it good to be born in bad times?” It suggests that newborns can be healthier if the

unemployed mother has ‘time to take care of herself,’ exercise more, eat more at home and is under less work-related stress. However, women’s health can be affected if lower income levels result in worse nutrition or higher stress levels, according to a communiqué released by the Fabra Pompeu University (UPF). The study’s starting hypothesis suggests that a worse economic situation

could negatively impact pregnant women’s health, which, in turn, could be harmful to babies. To calculate the unemployment rate between 1980 and 2010, the researchers used data from Spain’s Working Population Survey. In addition, they used data taken from birth certificates to create health parameters by year and province: weight at birth, infant mortality and prematurity.

The statistical analysis showed that newborns are healthier when the unemployment rate is higher. The study found that children born in the midst of economic recession are healthier than those born in economic bonanza, even when comparing children from the same mother. A possible explanation is that when they are unemployed, women of childbearing age sleep more, drink less alcohol and have a lower body mass index.

In memory of Mick Manion By Andrew Atkinson A MEMORIAL concert for popular musician Mick Manion was staged in his home town of Royton, Oldham, UK, following his untimely death in Spain last year, aged 57. The concert in aid of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Royton, Oldham, celebrated the life of

Mick, who lived in Los Montesinos, Alicante. Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is an independent hospice, and a registered charity, which provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, lifelimiting illnesses. Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, founded 25 years ago, looks after people with

cancer and other lifelimiting illnesses, including motor neurone disease, heart failure and lung disease. Mick, who died on October 17, 2013, after a battle with cancer, moved to Spain a decade ago and was well known on the Costa Blanca’s music circuit. He was a former

member of the group Nothing To Lose in the 1970s, and the guitarist in the Cut Loose Band, touring in Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Mick moved to the Costa Blanca South, where he performed at venues including the Number 11 Lounge &

Music Bar, Los Montesinos, and in La Marina and San Luis. Guitarist-vocalist Mick, who raised funds for charity, was noteworthy for songs by The Eagles, James Taylor and Chris Rea. He was a superb guitar player, and his voice resembled that of legend Joe Cocker.


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FEMEN MOVEMENT: Against sexual exploitation of women and sexism.

Topless activists church protest TWO topless Femen activists caused a stir when they chained themselves to a church crucifix. The Almudena Cathedral served as political stage for the new Femen protest in Spain. Two topless activists decided to chain themselves to a large crucifix located in the church’s altar. Wearing black skirts and crowns, the women walked to the altar, chained themselves and bared their torso. “Freedom for the right to abort” was written in black letters across their chests. They also started shouting “Abortion is sacred” and “Abortion is illegal, let’s take the altar.”

Dozens of worshippers and tourists were in the cathedral at the time. National Police officers ordered them to leave the premises and closed off the area. Femen is a feminist protest group founded in Ukraine in 2008. It is internationally known for its controversial protests and describes its philosophy as radical feminism. Its members fight against sex tourism, sexism, religious institutions, sexual exploitation of women and dictatorship. This is not the first Femen protest in Spain. Back in March, topless activists stormed a pro-life rally in Madrid shouting “Pro-life is genocide.”


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RETIREMENT: Almost half of Spaniards have no retirement plan

Working after 65 ONE out of three Spaniards think they will continue working after 65, according to a study by the insurance company Aegon. Only 52 per cent of them think that they will stop working after reaching the retirement age. A small percentage (8 per cent) of Spain’s working population hope they will continue leading a comfortable lifestyle after retiring.

This number contrasts with China’s 41 per cent and India’s 37 per cent. The study also reveals that 72 per cent of Spaniards think that pensions in the future will be worse. However, most people do not think they will need their family’s economic support when they reach retirement age. Only young people between 18 and 24

years of age do think they will need some sort of support. In addition, Aegon discovered that almost half of Spain’s population (48 per cent) have no retirement plan. Most people (69 per cent) believe that the lack of economic resources is the main obstacle when it comes to planning for the future.


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1D fans attacked

ONE DIRECTION: Die-hard fans camp out weeks before Madrid concert. A GROUP of unidentified men attacked Spanish fans of One Direction. The teenage girls had been camping out for weeks at the Vicente Calderon stadium, Madrid, anxiously waiting for the concert they have been dreaming about for years. The first One Direction fans, otherwise known as directioners, arrived on May 3 and immediately organised themselves in small groups. Armed with mattresses, food, books, tents, iPods and One Direction albums, these brave teenagers are willing to sleep on the streets for the opportunity to see their idols up close. However, they had been warned by

security personnel of the risk they were running by sleeping in the vicinity of the stadium. “A lot of junkies and homeless people come here at night,” said one of the teenage girls talking to the media. According to the directioners, a group of men arrived one night and threw bottles and metallic fences at the tents the girls had set up. “The security guards did not come out until the police arrived,” complained one of the girls. They have now decided to only campout during the day and to keep a list to make sure nobody cuts in line. The English-Irish boy band is due to play in Madrid on July 10 and 11.


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Road works ESTEPONA Council has announced that it will be doing road works along the A-7 between kilometres 154 and 156 in the direction of Malaga; the works are expected to last a week.

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

ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE is celebrating its XLI Flamenco Festival with acts including Antonio Reyes Montoya and Mayte Martin.

THE mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz, attended the Life Genetic project launch in the Marbella High Care medical centre; the project is investigating the cause of and possible cures to serious illnesses including cancer.


International tourism FIFTEEN representatives of French associations arrived in Almuñecar to get acquainted with the city’s cultural heritage and tourist facilities.

Helping out THE Almuñecar City Council requested the Junta de Andalucia to keep school canteens open during the summer to help impoverished Almunecar and La Herradura families.

Death threat A 56-YEAR-OLd man was detained by the Local Velez-Malaga Police after allegedly threatening to kill a married couple and their disabled son with a 17-centimetrelong knife.

More jobs ALMUÑECAR has witnessed a significant decrease of its unemployment rate with a 27 per cent increase in the number of employment contracts signed during May.

Fundraising raffle THE Velez-Malaga Red Cross is encouraging people to buy one of the €5

Crossings stay

A DECOMPOSED shark was washed up on Muchavista beach in Campello. Although impossible to identify, it appeared to be a species common to the Mediterranean, the Institut d’Ecologia Literal said.

MARBELLA Council offered a day out for all of its elderly residents who wanted to go to the fair. The council laid on special transport for those with mobility problems.

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RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Malaga councillor for Tourism, attended a tourism fair in Paris in which he promoted the Costa del Sol to agents within the French tourism industry.

Police and the Justice of the Peace. The project will cost €593,000.

JOAN BALDOVI, a Compromis-Equo MP in the national parliament, urged the government to eliminate Alicante Province’s 44 level crossings. There are plans to remove 35, but as yet no dates.

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New champion HEALTHY: Social services councillor Sylvia Tatness and Antoni Joan Bertomeu with fitness instructors.

Keeping fit on Moraira beaches

THE ‘Healthy Teulada-Moraira’ initiative was so successful last summer that there will be a repeat edition this year. “We have first class beaches as our blue flags demonstrate and these activities complement our offer,” said Teulada mayor Antoni Joan Bertomeu. From now until September 15 there will be taichi-pilates sessions from 8am to 9am on the l’Ampolla beach every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. This will be followed by aerobics from 9am to 10am. There will be swimming classes between 8am and 10am on Wednesdays and, new this year, zumba on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 10am. Beginning on July 2 until September 15 there will be keep fit sessions on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays from 10am until 10.45am. Taichi-pilates sessions will be held at the Portet beach on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am until 9am. On Tuesdays these will be followed by aerobics from 9am until 10am and on Thursdays by swimming. Bertomeu urged residents and visitors to take advantage of the summer and the good weather to practise sports and join in the sessions. “We want everyone to enjoy these free activities,” he said. tickets and participate in the Gold Raffle. The funds raised will be allocated to social programmes.

phone Fanny Davies on 677 683 385 or 950 472 822.


ALMERIA City Hall is to undertake safety checks in all of the 162 children’s play parks located around the city.

New auditorium THE town of Hijate opened its new ‘Adolfo Suarez’ auditorium on Saturday. The auditorium has a day centre, a gym, a 125 seater theatre and new square with skateboard rink. The square hosted the Fiesta of San Antonio on Saturday.

Stepping stones party A GARDEN party and open day is taking place in Mojacar on behalf of Stepping Stones support group. The event is on Saturday at 4pm, for more information

Park checks Lane repairs BARELY a month after the opening of a cycle track alongside the extended promenade in Almeria City, workers have undertaken emergency repairs. Four areas along the 350 metre track needed patching up following serious imperfections.

Posh police THE town hall of Benahadux has given the green light for a new building for the Local

ITALIAN Ivan Colella won the World Base Jumping championship held at Hotel Bali in Benidorm. Second, third and fourth places went to Britons Julian Depliedge, Dan Witchals and Erin Shutes.

School action DESPITE being the Generalitat’s responsibility, Teulada Council voted to build and pay for an extension to the San Vicente school. Pupils have been taught in 10 prefabs for nine years.

Sheep to go THE regional government confirmed a cull of Barbary sheep. Their numbers will be controlled throughout the Valencian Community but shot and eradicated from the Font Roja and Mariola national parks.


Fascinating fact A POSTMAN from Palma was given a sentence of 384,912 years in prison in 1972 for not delivering the mail. It remains one of the longest sentences in history.

Body discovered A BODY was discovered floating in the water on Thursday morning in Playa de Palma. The man approx 60-70-years-old is thought to have died by drowning.

€880,000 funding THE Balearic Islands will receive €880,000, from the central government, to fight child poverty on the island. The money will be used to feed any and all children who don’t get enough to eat in their homes.

Hunger strike JAUME SASTRE, a school teacher in Mallorca, has finished his 40-day hunger strike. Sastre was striking about the state of education on the island.


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Brit’s killer jailed for just 3 years A MALAGA court has jailed the Spanish killer of father of three, Stephen Mallon, for just three years after finding him guilty of manslaughter. Mr Mallon died during a bar brawl which also left his sons with severe injuries. According to local witnesses, the incident started over a girl who used to date one of the accused, outside a disco-bar called La Estrella in the Axarquia village of Cómpeta. Stephen Mallon was subsequently dazed when a beer bottle was smashed over his head. After being hit, he fell against a terrace balcony before being pushed from a 13ft ledge

to the ground. The Scottish holidaymaker, 49, died 11 days later due to severe bleeding on the brain suffered during the bar brawl. “During the fight, all the defendants attacked the injured Brits with the intention of physically harming them,” State Prosecutor Cecilia Solana told the court. “All the defendants were willing participants. The wronged Brits could only defend themselves against the blows they received.” Mr Mallon’s sons said they were attacked by more than 40 men (of which only 15 took the stand as defendants) armed with belts, irons bars and flower pots.

Both suffered broken bones. The defendants claim the tourists were the aggressors, provoking the ‘fight’ when one of the twins danced with the girlfriend of one of the men. Two men were found guilty of assault with dangerous weapons, but in Spain prison sentences of two years or less are normally suspended for first time offenders who pay compensation orders. The Spanish Judge also ordered the main accused, Jose Jimenez Martin to compensate Mr Mallon’s three children with €90,000 (£72,000) each and his hairdresser widow Teresa with €120,000 (£96,000).


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MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Species in danger.

Med more acidic MEDITERRANEAN species are in danger because of higher temperatures and higher CO2 levels in the water. This is one of the alarming conclusions reached by a MedSea study carried out by researchers from more than a dozen countries, including Spain, said the Science and Environmental Technology Institute (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. MedSea, a project founded by the European Commission, aims at studying the ecologic and economic impacts of acidification and warming. It also seeks to predict climatic, chemical and socioeconomical changes in the Mediterranean.

Water acidity has increased 10 per cent since 1995 and it is estimated it will reach 30 per cent by 2050. This could negatively impact tourism in coastal cities and their economies. “The ocean absorbs one fourth of anthropogenic contamination,” said Patricia Ziveria, an ICTA researcher. “Fast climate change threatens species characteristic to the Mediterranean,” she added. Some of these include the red coral, mussels and seagrass. She also warned that there are certain jellyfish species that are not affected by rising temperatures or even higher acid levels. As a result, their populations could considerably increase in the Mediterranean.


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How much money is in prostitution? STARTING in October, official statistics in Spain will include data from illegal economic transactions, including prostitution. The decision comes after the European Union required all member states to measure their annual GDP the same way. The European budget is allocated depending on the size of a country’s economy. Austria, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, Holland and Sweden already take into account illegal economic transactions when calculating their economic size. Spanish economic experts are putting the finishing touches to a method aimed at quantifying illegal

transactions. However, Spain’s Professional Organisation Of State Tax Inspectors (IHE) said that prostitution and soft drug trafficking may be legalised to better combat their adverse effects and increase public income. The IHE estimates that if these sectors paid 30 per cent in taxes, the Spanish Tax Agency could collect close to ₏6 billion. The 2006 ESCODE report of the Labour and Social Services Ministry looked at the potential repercussions of legalising prostitution and analysed its viability. It took into account several variables, including the value

added tax, the corporate tax, local taxes and the overall tax impact. It concluded, for instance, that legalising prostitution would increase the percentage of the income tax collected in Spain, which generally represents more than 50 per cent of government revenues. Furthermore, it estimates that the overall positive impact of legalising prostitution would amount to 0.53 per cent. Eurostat, which provides detailed statistics on the EU, devised guidelines to regulate these illegal activities and does not consider prostitution or soft drugs to be commercial goods.


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Kool & The Gang live in Torrevieja for a one-off concert! HEATWAVE PROMOTIONS continue to bring the best original artists to the Costa Blanca. In April it was UB40 who rocked Benidorm and this August direct from the US of A, The Gang are ready to get downright Kool in Torrevieja! Oh yes, guaranteed is an unforgettable night of jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco music that has influenced quite literally three generations. Seventy million albums sold worldwide and thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Get Down On It, Jungle Boogie, Ladies Night and Open Sesame, Kool & The Gang have earned themselves a mantelpiece full of awards including two Grammys! Their bulletproof funk and tough jazzy arrangements ensure that the band continue to perform to packed audiences of new and old fans around the world. And don’t worry about getting to and from Torrevieja as transport, if needed, is available from Benidorm. Are you ready to have some fun and make some noise? Tickets starting at 40€ are on sale NOW for Kool & The Gang live in concert at the

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A new King


PAIN will today have a new King. The increasingly unpopular Juan Carlos I has stepped aside to allow Felipe VI to be crowned. It is a deeply symbolic moment for the country. New blood to lead Spain into a new era, it is to be hoped. It must be remembered that Felipe’s father as a young man brought the country together at a dangerous moment in Spain’s history. Dictator Franco, who had used an iron fist to prevent the social and regional divides from splitting the country, was dead. Who then would keep the country together? Juan Carlos, together with the politicians of the day managed to do just that, but without most of the sinister, violent and politically repressive methods of dictatorship. Now Spain faces a different type of crisis. The social divides and gap between rich and poor seem to be

as wide as ever. People rely on soup kitchens. Tens of thousands of children only get one square meal a day - that provided at school. A new start is needed to bring the country back from the economic and social brink. It is to be hoped that Felipe can symbolise that start with fresh ideas and a sense of leadership in a country that desperately needs both.

Price of life STEPHEN MALLON died after a brawl outside a pub in a quiet Spanish village. He and his sons were set upon and battered in Competa, Axarquia by a mob of 15 young men. He died after the unprovoked assault. Of those 15 men just one will serve time - three years for manslaughter. Mr Mallon has been let down by Spanish justice.



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STAT OF WEEK DESPITE slowly improving unemployment figures, openended full-time work contracts have gradually declined since 2007. They now apply to just 49.7 per cent of Spain’s 12.2 million salaried workers.

SPAIN can begin repaying its bank bailout thanks to Bankia. So said junior Treasury Minister Iñigo Fernandez de Mesa as he praised the nationalised bank. The unexpected turnaround was possible thanks to the loyalty of existing clients to the almost ruined but now-

restructured bank, claimed Bankia chairman Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri. The bank’s 14,000 employees contributed, as did its board of directors who risked their reputations after the government had to step in two years ago, Goirigolzarri added.

The grey area of car-shares SPANISH employees, once officially encouraged to carshare, have been warned that they could be breaking the law. Under transport regulations, people or companies who ferry passengers in private vehicles in return for money must first obtain official permission, the ministry of Public Works warned. Failure to do so could result in a €600 fine for individuals and up to €6,000 for groups. In ‘exceptional circumstance’ repeat offenders could face fines of up to €18,000. The ministry announcement is seen

as a response to protests from bus companies and cab drivers who claim they are losing out to associations like Uber. Much-used in Barcelona, Uber charges users unlike Blablacar which puts passengers wanting a car-share in touch with each other. Costs are shared and no laws broken. Sharing a car is not illegal, but problems arise when a private activity becomes professional public transport, ministry sources said. Insurance in the event of an accident is another consideration, they added.

He was speaking at Ecofin’s Titanes 2014 prize where Fernandez de la Mesa presented him with the Financier of the Year award. Bankia still had many challenges to meet but would continue “working its fingers to the bone” to reach its goals, Goirigolzarri pledged.


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Three hotels PEMEX’S exit from Repsol will not affect Mexican contracts with Galician shipyards. Orders for three floating hotels from Navantia and Barreras will go ahead, confirmed Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto.

Banker goes PABLO VALLBONA VADELL the 72-year-old First Deputy Chairman of Banca March, is retiring. Vallbona, who studied marine engineering, also leaves the board of the familyowned bank which he entered aged 28.

Bottlers in for 20-year haul COCA-COLA COMPANY is committed to working with CocaCola Iberian Partners until 2034. The American parent company signed an initial 10-year contract, renewable to 20, in March. CocaCola Iberian Partners, now sole bottler, is the result of a merger between Cobega, Colebega, Casbega, Rendelsur, Began, Norbega and Asturbega.

Coca-Cola has a net turnover of more than €3 billion, marketing 24 brands and 69 products in Spain and Portugal, reaching more than 400,000 distributors. Coca-Cola Iberian Partners now awaits a High Court ruling on its ERE redundancy plan that affects 1,190 jobs and led to the closure of plants in Fuenlabrada, Asturias, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante.


Bailout repayments start LOYAL CLIENTS: Jose Ignacio Goirigol zarri credited customers.


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Most Declined Finisar Corporation China Finance Online Co. Limited Arrowhead Research Corporation OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Aemetis, Inc United Therapeutics Corporation Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. Pain Therapeutics InterDigital, Inc. MobileIron, Inc. China Auto Logistics Inc.

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THE Guardia Civil’s UCO unit, which pursues money laundering, is investigating Lionel Messi’s charity football matches. The crack Guardia Civil unit is investigating bank transfers totalling €950,000 from at least two of six ‘Messi and his friends vs The rest of the world’ fundraisers played in the US and Latin America between 2012 and 2013. Money raised from the matches was transferred to a company registered in Curaçao, the offshore tax paradise in the Dutch Antilles. The words ‘G Marin-Messi’ on the counterfoils point to Guillermo Marin, a friend of the Messi family in charge of the matches, UCO alleges. The investigation is parallel to another case brought against Messi by AEAT, Spain’s tax agency, for hiding income from image and advertising rights. The player has now deposited €5 million to offset penal responsibility in the court case that awaits him in Barcelona. In this latest case, Guardia Civil investigators are examining an alleged Colombian connection which, with the cooperation of individuals in Spain, used

CHARITY QUIZ: police investigating matches

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Finances getting messier still for Messi as Guardia Civil investigate the charity matches to launder profits from drugs trafficking. As well as Guillermo Marin, Harisson Gonzalez and Andres Barco - respectively president and vice-president of Total Conciertos - are also in UCO’s sights. Barco recently acknowledged that money was still owed to the charities supposed to benefit from the matches. Messi and his father admitted knowing Marin but denied making any personal profit from the matches. Asked who was in touch with Marin, the player answered: “Not me. My father is the one who makes contact,” echoing an earlier statement to a Barcelona judge when he claimed: “My dad sees to the money.” The player’s Barcelona teammates who played in the matches, including Javier Mascherano, Dani Alves and Jose Manuel Pinto also denied profiting from the matches, although their travel and accommodation were paid for. The Guardia Civil has asked for judicial permission to start new proceedings to establish who is behind the account.

Showcase your business Talking shop Mike Walsh Mike Walsh was for 20 years Regional Assessment Manager for the Guild of Master Craftsmen, Britain’s biggest quality assurance body for businesses. • 966 786 932

WHEN years ago the UK telephone service, a Post Office monopoly, was deregulated, it opened the market to rivals. The world’s oldest telecommunications company faced competition. The emerging BT did get its act together. It had little choice. Intruders were taking business off them like sweets from a kid. I was one of them. The Australian Red Telephone Company built a commissionbased network of agents placing payphones in restaurants, hotels, retailers, public houses. Anywhere the imagination of resourceful sales staff would take them.

DON’T MISS OUT: Sell yourself first and your service second. Getting the pad scratched was a bit of a struggle. Payphones were a novel concept, took up space and made peanuts. What clinched the deal was my explanation that a payphone attracts new customers who buy profitable things. No matter how good your

service there will be a haemorrhage of lost clients, which is why household name brands advertise. Never miss an opportunity to set your stall out. Having already dined we visited a Mijas patio-restaurant and ordered wine. Although it was quiet we were told wine was

served only with meals. Snubbed, neither we nor our guests ever returned. A lost opportunity to sell their service. On the business ball are typically those who provide space for Euro Weekly News. Duncan, my affable entertaining barber, chats with those calling in for their copy. A great opportunity to build relationships and business. Trained sales staff know you sell yourself first, your service second. Why not find a reason for a special ‘Meet the Staff’ day? It could be a ‘Thank our Customers’ Day. Till takings take second place but don’t worry, they will catch up. Provided your enterprise is within the law all customers, their family and friends, will be treated. This may be little more than wine, delicacies, don’t forget small gifts for children. The small outlay will provide fun and profits. Why not support a charity. Doing so reflects well on your business and attracts a whole new tranche of clients.



Spain does the business abroad SPANISH companies secured 832 foreign contracts worth €45 billion last year, 118 more than in 2012. Despite this increase total international earnings fell by €5 billion, according to the Economy ministry’s Directorate of International Commerce and Investment. The reduction was principally due to the absence of big moneymaking operations like the Mecca to Medina AVE high speed line, won two years ago and worth €7 billion, ministry sources explained. Latin America continues to be the most profitable area for Spanish companies, accounting for 33 per cent of all foreign contracts. The European Union with 23 per cent of contracts came next in importance, followed by the Near East and the Gulf states with 17 per cent. North and SubSaharan Africa are increasingly profitable fields for Spanish firms and the number of contracts increased 100 per cent last year compared with 2012, the ministry revealed. Operations in Australia and New Zealand also grew, with a 66 per cent increase. At the other end of the scale, contracts dwindled in North America, falling from 15 per cent of the total registered in 2012 to just 4 per cent in 2013. Fifty-three per cent of Spain’s international contracts centred on transport and infrastructure, bringing in almost €24 billion. Things are looking good for 2014, the Economy Ministry said.


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Loose change A look at finance for females

Jane Plunkett

FOR final year university students there is excitement and lots of nerves in the air. It’s almost time to pack up the books and start out on a journey to see what the future holds. But whether plans are to travel the world or begin looking for a job, after the caps are thrown in the air and the celebrations are over, it is vital that graduates think about the diligent and disciplined use of money. Setting off on the right financial foot and starting as you mean to go on is the best advice for a less bumpy ride in the course of a lifetime. The first most important piece of advice is don’t get into debt. It’s easy for fresh new bait to


What all graduate students need to know about money get lured into attractive bank offers, but money owed is never a good offer. View credit and credit cards with caution and avoid them as much as possible. For those that feel they are disciplined, one credit card that is always paid off at the end of the month is more than enough plastic in your wallet. Your parents may have told you this, but once you become employed start saving immediately. “But I have my whole life to save,” you may protest. I know I did. Getting into the habit of saving is a great routine to get into. And the more it is postponed the harder it is to actually start.

CELEBRATIONS: But it’s vital graduates be disciplined. As a recently employed graduate your expenses are lower than they will ever be, so take

Can the Community seize rental income? Q. The administrator of our Community on the Costa del Sol has sent out an e-mail to the You and the members, which suggests that the problem of Law in Spain non-payment of Community fees can be By David Searl successfully addressed by obtaining a court order for a rental tenant to pay his rent directly to the court instead of to the landlord. The Community would then receive this money from the court until the back fees are paid. This idea seems novel to me and I wonder if such a procedure will indeed be effective. K.S. (Costa del Sol) A. It certainly is effective. Your enclosed e-mail from the administrator does more than ‘suggest.’ He points out the Community has already obtained a judgement against one debtor, in which the tenant has been ordered by the court to pay the court instead of the owner, and another case is under way. People often seem at a loss as to how Community debts can be recovered. The Community President can be authorised to bring a normal lawsuit against the debtor or he can use a procedure called ‘Proceso Monitorio’ which is designed to be simpler and faster for small claims. The court will order a lien against any assets the debtor has in Spain, such as bank accounts or, in your case, rental income. The debt will include the Community’s

legal costs. It takes more time than it should, but the system does function.

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

advantage of this and put at least 10 per cent of your pay-pack away in a savings account each

month. You’re an adult now so don’t get dazzled and hypnotised by all the shiny new things your friends have. Bets are that they may not be as rich as you think. Most of them are buying this junk on credit - getting into debt for fancy gadgets, jewellery or new car. I can guarantee you that there is nothing luxurious about owing money to the bank. Life and money doesn’t generally tend to get easier as we get older, but by starting off wisely and cautiously you will help avoid some of the financial pitfalls that so many of us have fallen into and are still struggling to climb out of!


Gas deal GAS NATURAL FENOSA is to sell its telecommunications subsidiary GNFT to European capital investment fund, Cinven, for €510 million. The sale will be completed within 60 days, bringing pre-tax capital gains of €250 million.

Burger king BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has acquired a 27 per cent stake in Bas Alimenataria, a small Catalan meat company producing upmarket hamburgers. Pique already owns videogame company Kerad Games.

More debt SPAIN’S public debt is expected to keep growing and break the 100 per cent of GDP mark next year, despite the deep cutbacks imposed in public spending.

Imperial floats Logista distribution company THE Imperial Tobacco Group confirmed that its subsidiary Logista will be quoted on the Spanish stock exchange. Imperial gained control of Logista in 2008 on acquiring Altadis, owner of the Fortuna and Gauloise brands, for €11 billion. According to Bloomberg estimates, Logista is at present worth around €1.8 billion. Logista also works with other companies in the consumer goods sector, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and publishing. It delivers to the company’s 300,000 delivery points in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France at kiosks, petrol stations, hospitals, pharmacies, hotels and restaurants. Altadis expects to sell Logista shares to a number of institutional investors although Imperial intends to retain a majority stake, the company revealed. Imperial, which has the fourth-largest share of global tobacco sales, is currently combating harsher regulations, a diminishing number of smokers and a weakened consumer market. The Bristol-based business reported September to March pre-tax profits of

QUOTED: Subsidiary to be floated. €615 million that were more than 20 per cent down on the same period last year. Imperial has also revealed that it will close its last factory in mainland Britain and move production to France. In the financial year ending in September 2013, Imperial’s logistic division, of which the lion’s share goes to Logista, reported a 5 per cent decline in distribution fees to €1.051 billion. Logista had maintained a solid operating performance over the three financial years, said Logista’s CEO Luis Egido Galvez.


Mojacar is reborn as town comes back to life… IN early 2010 we had to sell our holiday apartment in Mojacar due to ill health. We still continued to holiday there over the following years and it was quite sad during our last visit in late 2011 to see that the lovely Mojacar we knew had become a place of empty shops and cafes and was generally not looking good. However we have just returned from a three-week holiday and what a difference! The seafront area had been smartened up and landscaped and looked really inviting. Then, as we settled in to our holiday, we saw new shops and cafes and felt energy and freshness all around. It all added up to making our holiday so wonderful, reaffirming to us that Mojacar is truly the loveliest of places to visit. Well done Mojacar, and our thanks to all who have helped to make it such a wonderful place. Ron and Linda (by email)

Driving motive THE article on women drivers in Spain (Street Talk issue 1509) made me laugh. All I can say is that those quoted are obviously not very good drivers, full stop! I am 76 years of age and have driven since the age of 21 on a regular basis. Fortunately I have never been involved in an accident. I have lived here for 14 years and was widowed four years ago. Yes, perhaps my husband drove more when we were out together but I know I would not still be living here if I did not drive. In fact I probably prefer driving here, with less traffic, to driving in England. I would say to all those women drivers who let their husband take the wheel: “Don’t stop driving.” If anything happens to him it will be the first thing you need to do. Janet Richards (by email)


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Trade gap WHERE are all the extra tourists that your paper mentions? Come to that, where are the tourists? I live in Montemar and all we are short of is tumbleweed. Over the past week we have had maybe 20 people walk by and the roads are very quiet. There are no tourists in this area, the seafront is quiet and all businesses are suffering. There is nowhere for people to park and the sidewalks are littered with dog poo. Spain is slowly tightening the noose on itself by restricting people from parking or charging them a lot to park miles away from where they want to be. Many different nationalities have invested money in this country as well as many Spanish residents and who benefits? Not the locals. Only the government has a stable income - from us. Peter Battensby, Torremolinos (Malaga)

Bank hold-up Round the bend I LOOK forward to your paper each week but quite often get annoyed by the letters’ page. It is usually full of complaints about how the Spanish do things wrong and upset expats. The one that really gets to me is the constant griping about driving and in particular how to use a roundabout. Officially a roundabout in Spain is treated as a bend in the road. You can go around it in any lane and if you have to cross a lane to exit it, it is up to you to do so safely and not for other drivers to keep out of your way. If you want to live here, learn the rules before griping about them. If you don't like the rules, EasyJet have some very good flights back to the rain and the coalition. Leave those of us who love it here to get on with our hosts. John Maclennan, Benamocarra (Malaga)

Sand storm WHY are Orihuela Costa’s beaches and streets in such a disgusting state in June?

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La Zenia is cleaned daily, but not very well. Cala Capitan and Campoamor haven’t been done at all and there are large holes in the sand at Cala Capitan. None of them have walkways even near to the sea: how can the disabled access the water? There are no beach loungers, no cafes, no pedal boats and the sand is filthy. The streets are filthy, too, and weed-ridden. As a tourist I would not return to Orihuela Costa. Given that the restaurants, cafes, shops and apartment owners rely on a few months of tourism to survive, how many will be here in 2015? Name withheld (by email)

Cowboy victims MY wife and I recently returned to England from Alcoy and were recommended someone who was cheap and offered a personal removals service. When our belongings arrived we were horrified at the amount of damage. A brand new fridgefreezer had dents in the top and down the door, which he said were there when he collected it. He handed me a four inch splinter of wood he had broken off the top of a pine dresser. A Tiffany lampshade which he promised to take great care of will cost in the region of €175 to repair. Finally, the handle of my power washer was broken in two. Due to arthritis I told him at the outset that I was unable to assist in carrying heavy things. When he turned up at our UK residence he was alone, meaning I was forced to endure the pain of lifting heavy items. Let this be a lesson. Cheap he might have been, but was not a member of the BMA. We don’t stand a chance of recouping our losses. Gordon Randall (by email)

I HAVE to disagree with Kate Ferry’s letter about Nora Johnson’s article on the recession. She states that over 50 of her friends were pushed into taking out credit by their banks and clearly thinks that individuals have no responsibility for their actions. The banks forced them to do it! In fact, I thought Nora made a number of very good points in her column, which is always readable. Just like her novels! Karen Slater, Javea (Alicante)

Good Samaritan ON June 2 on the AP-7 from Alicante airport to Valencia, our hire car broke down in the middle of the motorway. A young man in a pick-up truck put his own life at risk to help us and called the police who had to stop all traffic to get the car off the road. Fortunately no- one was hurt. The number of the truck was 0067 CVF. We would like to thank him and the police who were really helpful and kind to us. A Wilkins and L Heinrich (by email)

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11:50am The Professionals 12:50pm Minder 1:55pm Minder 2:55pm Magnum, P.I. 3:55pm Kojak 4:55pm The Sweeney 5:55pm The Professionals 7:00pm Minder 8:00pm Cheers 8:30pm Cheers 9:00pm Storage Wars 9:30pm Storage Wars 10:00pm Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera 11:00pm D-Tox 1:05am Hard Target

4:00pm Rules of Engagement 4:30pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 6:30pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm 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 2 Broke Girls 10:30pm The Inbetweeners 11:00pm Rude Tube 12:00am New Girl




SKY MOVIES Action 4:45am Ghosts of Mars 6:30am Secrets of Skyfall 7:00am Dante's Peak 9:00am The Wolverine Special 9:20am Hulk 11:50am The Bridge on the River Kwai 2:35pm Flags of Our Fathers 4:55pm A Good Day to Die Hard 6:40pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 8:30pm Hulk 11:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 12:40am The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2:30am Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 4:20am The Marine: Homefront 5:55am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain

5:20am Bed and Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident 7:00am The Knot 8:45am Edge of Tomorrow Special 9:15am The Dukes of Hazzard 11:15am 10 Years 1:10pm Pitch Perfect 3:15pm This is the End 5:15pm Nacho Libre 7:00pm You, Me and Dupree 9:00pm Pitch Perfect 11:00pm This is the End 12:55am The Dukes of Hazzard 2:50am Nacho Libre 4:30am You, Me and Dupree Carl is in seventh heaven when he marries his gorgeous girlfriend Molly in Hawaii.

4:15am Taxi Driver 6:20am Malpractice 8:05am The Suspect 9:50am The Liability 11:25am Little Murder A jaded detective sees a ghostly apparition of a woman, who asks him to help catch her killer.

1:10pm Breakdown 2:50pm Trance 4:45pm Murder at 1600 6:40pm The Liability 8:15pm Breakdown 10:00pm Trance 11:50pm Basic Instinct 2:10am Killing Them Softly 3:55am American Psycho 5:40am Deep Family Secrets

4:20am Knife Fight A slick political strategist attempts to fix the images of his clients by any means necessary.

6:10am Sense and Sensibility 8:30am Giant 11:50am Now is Good 1:40pm Sparkle 3:40pm 50 First Dates 5:25pm Roxanne 7:15pm Hitchcock 9:00pm My Best Friend's Wedding 11:00pm 50 First Dates 12:50am Cherry 2:45am Racing with the Moon Two young men who have been drafted into the Marines decide to live it up before their departure.

4:40am The Inn of the Sixth Happiness



6:00am Maleficent Special 6:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Austenland 8:45am Maleficent Special 9:15am Any Day Now 11:00am All Things to All Men 12:45pm Edge of Tomorrow Special 1:15pm The to Do List 3:15pm Austenland 5:00pm Elysium: Sky Movies Special 5:30pm Elysium 8:00pm Any Day Now 10:00pm Elysium 12:30am All Things to All Men 2:00am The Borderlands 3:40am The to Do List 5:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special

6:00am Gold Fever 7:10am Gunsmoke When a man is found murdered, the main suspect is the man who lost to him during a card game.

8:10am Gunsmoke 9:10am Cripple Creek 10:40am Gunfight at Comanche Creek 12:20pm The Bounty Hunter 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Cahill U.S. Marshal 5:55pm The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 7:50pm Canyon Ambush 8:55pm Sunset in El Dorado 10:00pm Mystic River 12:35am Hang 'Em High 2:45am Mystic River 5:00am Off Set



Thursday 19th June 2014

19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South


Friday 20th June 2014

Colombia v I. Coast

Group C • 18:00

Italy v Costa Rica

Group D • 18:00

Uruguay v England

Group D • 21:00

Switzerland v France

Group E • 21:00

Japan v Greece

Group C • 00:00

Honduras v Ecuador

Group E • 00:00

Saturday 21st June 2014

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Argentina v Iran

Group F • 18:00

Belgium v Russia

Group H • 18:00

Germany v Ghana

Group G • 21:00

S. Korea v Algeria

Group H • 21:00

Nigeria v Bosnia H.

Group F • 00:00

USA v Portugal

Group G • 00:00

Monday 23rd June 2014 Australia v Spain

Group B • 18:00

Netherlands v Chile

Group B • 18:00

Cameroon v Brazil

Group A • 22:00

Croatia v Mexico

Group A • 22:00

Tuesday 24th June 2014 Italy v Uruguay

Group D • 18:00

Costa Rica v England

Group D • 18:00

Japan v Colombia

Group C • 22:00

Greece v Ivory Coast

Group C • 22:00

Wednesday 25th June 2014 Nigeria v Argentina

Group F • 18:00

Bosnia H. v Iran

Group F • 18:00

Honduras v Switzerland

Group E • 22:00

Ecuador v France

Group E • 22:00

World Cup 2014 On TV will be shown live in the UK on both BBC and ITV. England v Italy on TV will be shown live on BBC1 / BBC1 HD, England v Uruguay on TV will be shown live on ITV / ITV HD and England v Costa Rica on TV will be shown live on ITV / ITV HD. BBC will have 1st pick of the Second Round matches and 1st pick of the Semi Finals, whilst ITV will have 1st pick of the Quarter Finals. The 2014 World Cup Final will be shown live on both BBC1 and ITV.



E W N 19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed 12:30pm Countryside 999 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors

BBC TWO 8:05am Building Dream Homes 8:35am Brazil's Soccer Cities 8:40am Match of the Day 9:20am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:05am The Great British Sewing Bee 11:05am First Time on the Front Line 11:35am The Travel Show 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm BBC 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 Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather


CH4 8:30am King of Queens 9:00am Royal Ascot 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm Royal Ascot

CH5 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Little Princess 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Cowboy Builders 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother: Power Trip 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

SKY 1 7:00am Real Filth Fighters 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 3:15pm Perfection 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Flog it! Trade Secrets 5:00pm Match of the Day Live

3:00pm Tennis

3:00pm Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point

3:00pm Royal Ascot

6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Building Dream Homes 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip

6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014

7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News

9:00pm Sea City

11:15pm ITV News and Weather

9:00pm Celebrity Fifteen to One

John Inverdale hosts live tennis coverage from Eastbourne, where it is semi-finals day in both the men's and women's events.

Clare Balding and Nick Luck present all the style, fashion, passion and brilliance of Royal Ascot on Day 4 of the meeting.

3:15pm NCIS US crime drama series.

4:20pm McBride: Semper Fi Drama.

3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

6pm 8:05pm BBC News at Six 8:30pm BBC London News

Includes sport and weather.

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Cricket on 5

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

9:00pm The Girl Raised by Monkeys 10:00pm Big Brother: Live Eviction 11:00pm Stand by Your Man 11:40pm The Interview

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm John Bishop's Only Joking 10:00pm Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life 11:00pm A League of Their Own

9pm 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show

Three-part documentary series going behind the scenes at the Port of Southampton.

9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Seven Wonders of Brazil 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight

Alastair Stewart and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world.

11:35pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014

Comedian Adam Hills hosts the penultimate episode of Celebrity Fifteen to One.

10:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 11:00pm Friday Night Dinner 11:35pm The Inbetweeners

12am 12:20am Uncle 12:55am EastEnders Omnibus A chance to catch up on the week's drama in Albert Square. 2:50am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:55am BBC News

12:05am Buster 1:35am The Battle to Beat Polio Documentary exploring the history of the search for a polio vaccine. 2:35am Match of the Day 4:20am This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two.

2:15am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:40am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:10am The Inbetweeners 12:40am The Inbetweeners 1:15am Airplane II: The Sequel 2:45am Royal Ascot 3:15am The Angelos Epithemiou Show 3:40am I'm Spazticus 4:05am Desperate Housewives

12:10am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:10am Super Casino 3:55am Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! 4:50am The Great Artists 5:15am Divine Designs 5:40am House Doctor

12:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 1:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 2:00am Hawaii Five0 3:00am Hawaii Five-0 4:00am The Good Guys 5:00am Glee







8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes IV: May the Fourth be with You 8:45pm Doctor Who 10:00pm Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:45am Family Guy 1:10am Family Guy 1:30am Russell Howard's Good News 2:00am Bad Education 2:30am Backchat Father's Day Special 3:15am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 4:15am Russell Howard's Good News

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Symphony

11:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm You've Been Framed! 2:00pm The Cube 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 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 The Holiday 12:45am Celebrity Juice 1:30am Two and a Half Men

8:20am The Royal 9:25am Murder, She Wrote 10:25am Judge Judy 10:55am Judge Judy 11:20am Judge Judy 11:45am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:40pm The Royal 3:45pm The Return of Sherlock Holmes 4:55pm Lewis 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm Wire in the Blood 12:55am William and Mary

11:40am The Professionals 12:40pm Minder 1:45pm Minder 2:50pm Magnum, P.I. 3:50pm Kojak 4:55pm The Sweeney 5:55pm Hornblower 8:00pm Cheers 8:30pm Cheers 9:00pm Duck Dynasty 9:30pm Duck Dynasty 10:00pm Benidorm 11:00pm Basic 1:10am National Lampoon's Vacation 3:10am Amazing Argentina

4:00pm Rules of Engagement 4:30pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 6:35pm How I Met Your Mother 7:05pm The Big Bang Theory 7:35pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00pm How I Met Your Mother 9:30pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm He's Just Not That Into You 12:35am The Big Bang Theory 1:05am The Big Bang Theory



Simon Russell Beale presents a radical reappraisal of the place of the symphony in the modern world and explores the surprising way in which it has shaped our history and identity.

9:30pm Sounds of The Eighties 10:00pm Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia 11:15pm Billy Joel Live in Leningrad 12:35am Barry Manilow at the BBC 1:35am Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia 2:50am Billy Joel Live in Leningrad 4:10am Sounds of The Eighties The eighties saw many great contributions to the fields of arts and culture.

SKY MOVIES Action 5:55am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain The Angel Summit ski resort has been blessed with early snows.

7:30am Speed 2: Cruise Control 9:40am The Mask of Zorro 12:00pm Tombstone 2:15pm White House Down 4:30pm Executive Decision 6:45pm Fire with Fire 8:30pm The Mask of Zorro 11:00pm White House Down 1:15am Executive Decision 3:30am 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded 5:10am Speed 2: Cruise Control

Comedy 4:30am You, Me and Dupree 6:30am Despicable Me 2 Special 7:00am This is 40 9:20am The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 11:05am Ali G Indahouse 12:40pm Dave 2:40pm Napoleon Dynamite 4:25pm The Five-Year Engagement 6:40pm This is 40 9:00pm The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 10:50pm Ali G Indahouse 12:25am Napoleon Dynamite 2:10am The Five-Year Engagement 4:25am Edge of Tomorrow Special 4:55am Big Nothing

5:40am Deep Family Secrets 7:15am Penthouse North 8:45am Rules of Engagement 10:55am The Bourne Legacy 1:15pm The Good Doctor 2:55pm Hick 4:40pm Flatliners 6:40pm The Bourne Legacy 9:00pm The Good Doctor 10:45pm Zero Dark Thirty Special 11:00pm Outlaw 12:50am Death Wish 2:30am St George's Day 4:25am Outlaw

4:40am The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 7:25am Jersey Boys Special 7:55am Evita 10:20am Heartburn 12:20pm Life of Pi 2:35pm World Trade Center 4:50pm Dead Poets Society 7:05pm The Break-Up 9:00pm Life of Pi 11:10pm World Trade Center 1:25am Gorillas in the Mist 3:45am Love and Honor 5:30am The Remains of the Day



6:00am Edge of Tomorrow Special 6:30am Maleficent Special 7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:30am The Reef 2: High Tide 12:00pm The Borderlands 1:45pm Cold Comes The Night 3:30pm Any Day Now 5:15pm The Wolverine 7:30pm The Reef 2: High Tide 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 3:55am Banshee Chapter 5:30am Edge of Tomorrow Special

6:00am Off Set 6:45am Gunsmoke 7:50am Gunsmoke 8:55am Canyon Ambush 10:00am The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 11:55am Cahill U.S. Marshal 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Gun Hawk 5:45pm The Stalking Moon 7:50pm Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 10:00pm Out for Justice 11:45pm Exit Wounds 1:40am Out for Justice 3:15am Exit Wounds 5:00am Off Set


E W N 19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Live James Martin presents another menu of mouth-watering recipes, great chefs and celebrity guests. 12:30pm Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds 1:00pm BBC News 1:10pm Weather 1:15pm Athletics

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:20am A Double Life 9:00am MOTD Kickabout 9:30am Brazil's Soccer Cities 9:35am FIFA World Cup 1986 11:00am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 11:45am Wimbledon Classics 1:45pm Tennis

ITV 7:00am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Weekend 10:25am The Hungry Sailors Dick and James Strawbridge sail around Britain to discover fantastic food. 11:25am Murder She Wrote 12:20pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm All Star Mr and Mrs 1:30pm A Touch of Frost

CH4 7:35am Transworld Sport 8:30am Mobil 1 8:55am Royal Ascot 10:00am Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose 11:00am Frasier 11:30am Frasier 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:50pm The Simpsons 1:20pm The Simpsons 1:45pm The Tomorrow People 2:40pm Royal Ascot

CH5 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 10:15am Jelly Jamm 10:30am LazyTown 11:00am Access 11:15am Power Rangers Super Samurai 11:50am The Dog Rescuers 12:45pm Big Brother 2:15pm Hitch


SKY 1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Glee 8:00am Glee 9:00am Harrow: A Very British School 10:00am Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 11:00am The Bachelor King 12:30pm What's Up 1:00pm World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 2:00pm Futurama 2:30pm Futurama

3pm 5:00pm Bargain Hunt 5:45pm F1: Grand Prix Qualifying

3:00pm Tennis 4:30pm The Triple Cross

3:30pm Fool Britannia 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 Argentina v Iran.

3:00pm Royal Ascot Clare Balding and Nick Luck present all the action, elegance and drama of the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot.

3:00pm Hitch 4:30pm The Deep End of the Ocean Family drama about a woman whose life falls apart when her three-year-old son is abducted.

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

6pm 7:00pm Celebrity Mastermind 7:30pm BBC News 7:40pm Regional News 7:45pm Weather 7:50pm A Question of Sport 8:30pm Match of the Day Live

6:30pm Natural World Award winning nature documentary series.

7:30pm Flog It! 8:00pm Lorraine Pascal: The Truth About Fostering

8:15pm Local News and Weather 8:20pm ITV News and Weather 8:30pm You've Been Framed!

7:05pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals 7:35pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather.

8:00pm The Restoration Man

6:45pm Columbo: A Case of Immunity 8:00pm Cricket on 5 8:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news.

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

9pm 11:10pm BBC News 11:25pm Weather 11:30pm The National Lottery Live 11:40pm Match of the Day Live

9:00pm The Battle for Stonehenge A Culture Show Special.

10:00pm I Love 1996 11:00pm Gimme Gimme Gimme 11:30pm The Mrs Merton Show

9:30pm Our Queen 11:30pm ITV News and Weather 11:45pm The Beatles The Night That Changed America- A Grammy Salute.

9:00pm Grand Designs 10:00pm The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence stars in Gary Ross's Bafta Award-winning action-thriller adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel.

9:00pm The ABBA Years 10:00pm Big Brother 11:00pm Autopsy

9:00pm Star-Crossed 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World

12am 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

12:00am Game on 12:30am TOTP 2 Presents the 90's 1:30am Houseguest 3:15am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 5:00am This is BBC Two

1:55am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:50am Saturday Night Fever 3:00am Royal Ascot 3:30am Panic in the Streets 5:10am Hollyoaks Omnibus It's Danny's birthday, and Peri is acting oddly around the Lomaxes.

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Psych 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am Angry Britain 5:00am House Doctor 5:25am Make it Big 5:50am The Funky Valley Show 5:55am The Funky Valley Show

12:00am Jersey Boys 12:30am Road Wars 1:00am Cop Squad 2:00am The Good Guys 3:00am The Good Guys 4:00am The Good Guys 5:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse







8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 8:05pm Madagascar 9:30pm Doctor Who 10:30pm Comedy Fest Live 11:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:44am Family Guy 1:06am Family Guy 1:28am Family Guy 1:50am Family Guy 2:15am American Dad! 2:37am American Dad! 3:00am Badults

8:00pm Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions 9:00pm The Story of Science 10:00pm Wallander 11:30pm Timewatch 12:25am When Wrestling Was Golden: Grapples, Grunts and Grannies 1:25am Top of the Pops 2:00am Country at the BBC 3:00am Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions 4:00am The Story of Science

3:40pm You've Been Framed Rides Again! 4:40pm Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! 5:45pm Arthur and the Great Adventure 6:45pm FYI Daily 6:50pm Arthur and the Great Adventure 7:55pm The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 8:55pm FYI Daily 9:00pm The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 10:00pm Underworld 11:00pm FYI Daily 11:05pm Underworld 12:25am Troy

7:45am Murder, She Wrote 8:45am The Royal 9:50am The Royal 10:50am The Darling Buds of May 11:55am The Darling Buds of May 1:05pm The Railway Children 2:05pm FYI Daily 2:10pm The Railway Children 3:20pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 5:25pm Midsomer Murders 7:25pm Rosemary and Thyme 9:00pm Doc Martin 10:00pm Foyle's War 12:00am Bomb Girls 1:00am A Touch of Frost

12:25pm The Professionals 1:30pm Dragnet 2:30pm FYI Daily 2:35pm Dragnet 3:35pm British Superbike Championship Highlights 4:35pm The Appaloosa 5:35pm FYI Daily 5:40pm The Appaloosa 6:40pm Rooster Cogburn 7:40pm FYI Daily 7:45pm Rooster Cogburn 8:55pm Hornblower 11:00pm Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 12:00am FYI Daily

4:00pm How I Met Your Mother 4:30pm Made in Chelsea 5:35pm The Big Bang Theory 6:00pm The Big Bang Theory 6:30pm Rude(Ish) Tube 7:00pm Rude(Ish) Tube 7:30pm How I Met Your Mother 8:00pm How I Met Your Mother 8:30pm The Big Bang Theory 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm How I Met Your Mother 10:00pm Wayne's World 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am Rude Tube 1:35am 2 Broke Girls




SKY MOVIES Action 5:10am Speed 2: Cruise Control 7:20am The Karate Kid 9:30am The Karate Kid, Part II 11:30am Man of Steel 1:55pm Men in Black 3:40pm Kick-Ass 2 5:30pm Catwoman 7:20pm Man of Steel 9:45pm Men in Black 11:30pm Kick-Ass 2 1:20am Bloodsport 3:00am Enter the Dragon 4:50am Death Warrant

6:30am Maleficent Special 7:00am Monsters University Special 7:30am The Fighting Temptations 9:40am Kindergarten Cop 11:35am The Longest Yard 1:35pm Grown Ups 2 3:25pm Anger Management 5:20pm Happy Gilmore 7:00pm That's My Boy 9:00pm Grown Ups 2 10:50pm The Longest Yard 12:50am Mr. Deeds 2:40am That's My Boy 4:45am The Fighting Temptations

6:15am Point Last Seen 7:50am Argo: Sky Movies Special 8:10am Get Rich or Die Tryin' 10:20am Gangster Squad 12:25pm Pride and Glory 2:45pm Swordfish 4:40pm The Escapist 6:20pm Beneath the Darkness 8:00pm Gangster Squad 10:00pm Pride and Glory 12:15am Swordfish 2:05am Get Rich or Die Tryin' 4:10am The Juror

7:50am Having You 9:35am Borrowed Time 11:10am City Slacker 12:40pm Flight 3:00pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 4:40pm Lincoln 7:15pm Austenland 9:00pm Chasing Mavericks 11:00pm Flight 1:25am Cinderella Man 3:55am Return 5:45am Fun in Acapulco



7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:20am The Reef 2: High Tide 11:50am The Borderlands 1:25pm Any Day Now 3:10pm Cold Comes The Night 4:45pm The Wolverine 7:00pm The Reef 2: High Tide 8:30pm Hugh Jackman: Becoming Wolverine 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 3:55am Banshee Chapter 5:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special

8:10am Gunsmoke 9:15am Gunsmoke 10:15am The Stalking Moon 12:20pm The Gun Hawk 2:05pm South Sea Woman 4:00pm The Ballad of Cable Hogue 6:15pm Fort Worth 7:50pm City Slickers 10:00pm Ghost Ship 11:45pm Urban Legend 1:40am Ghost Ship 3:20am Urban Legend 5:00am Off Set


E W N 19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am Sunday Morning Live 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:10pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:15pm Countryfile News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside.

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:20am Gardeners' World 7:50am The Beechgrove Garden 8:20am World Cup Highlights 8:50am FIFA World Cup 1990 10:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00pm Wimbledon 2013 Review 1:00pm Athletics Coverage of all the latest action from the world of Athletics.

ITV 7:00am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Weekend 10:25am May the Best House Win 11:20am Murder She Wrote 12:15pm ITV News and Weather 12:25pm Love Your Garden 1:30pm Long Lost Family 2:30pm Nature's Newborns

CH4 7:10am Royal Ascot 7:35am Caterham at Zolder 8:05am Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm George Clarke's Amazing Spaces 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory

CH5 9:35am Milkshake! Show Songs 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am Jelly Jamm 10:30am LazyTown 11:00am Power Rangers Megaforce 11:35am Access 11:40am Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! 12:40pm The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 1:40pm Big Brother 2:35pm Legally Blondes


SKY 1 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Glee 9:00am Glee 10:00am Futurama 10:30am Futurama 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm Maleficent: Special 2:30pm Edge of Tomorrow: Special

3pm 3:10pm Flog It 3:55pm Escape to the Country 4:40pm Points of View 4:55pm Songs of Praise 5:30pm Match of the Day Live

5:00pm Rowing The lastest rowing coverage.

3:00pm Columbo Peter Falk dons the shabby mac and lights up a cheap cigar for more top drawer US detective drama.

5:00pm Tipping Point

3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 3:30pm The Simpsons 3:55pm Marmaduke 5:40pm Deal or No Deal

3:00pm Legally Blondes

6:45pm Channel 4 News

6:10pm Monster-in-Law

Spin-off family comedy revolving around the two younger cousins of 'Legally Blonde' heroine, Elle Woods.

4:10pm While You Were Sleeping

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

6pm 8:05pm BBC News 8:15pm Regional News 8:20pm Weather 8:25pm Countryfile

6:30pm Ice Age Giants 7:30pm The Tropic of Cancer Simon Reeve takes an epic journey around the world following the Tropic of Cancer.

6:00pm Ejector Seat 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:10pm ITV News and Weather 7:25pm Catchphrase

Includes sport and weather.

7:15pm Mr Popper's Penguins

Romantic comedy.

7:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news.

8:00pm Cricket on 5

8:30pm F1: Grand Prix

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

9pm 9:15pm Antiques Roadshow 10:15pm Casualty 11:05pm BBC News 11:20pm Regional News 11:25pm Weather 11:30pm Match of the Day Live

10:00pm A Cabbie Abroad 11:00pm Backchat Father's Day Special 11:30pm Mock the Week

8:25pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 11:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.

11:30pm The New Statesman

9:00pm Born in the Wild 10:00pm Fargo Concluding the US drama series starring Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

11:20pm The Social Network

9:00pm Bikini Body? The Truth About Diets 10:00pm Big Brother 11:00pm What to Expect When You're Expecting 1:10am Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

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

12am 2:10am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

12:05am QI XL 12:50am Countryfile 1:45am The Culture Show 2:15am Holby City 3:15am Match of the Day 5:00am This is BBC Two

12:00am Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen 1:00am Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2:00am The Store 3:45am Motorsport UK 4:35am British Superbike Highlights

1:35am The Hills Have Eyes II 3:10am Utopia 4:20am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 5:15am Food Unwrapped 5:40am Kirstie's Handmade Treasures

2:05am Super Casino 4:10am Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun 5:00am House Doctor 5:25am Make it Big 5:50am The Funky Valley Show

12:00am Cop Squad 1:00am Hawaii Five-0 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am Modern Family 3:20am The Good Guys 4:10am The Good Guys 5:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse







8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes Not in 3D. 8:05pm Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 9:25pm Streetdance 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Russell Howard's Good News 2:00am Barely Legal Drivers 3:00am Blood, Smack and Tears: Afghanistan's Heroin Hell 4:00am Badults

8:00pm Sounds of The Eighties 8:30pm Glyndebourne: The Untold History

3:35pm You've Been Framed! 4:05pm You've Been Framed! 4:35pm Flipper 5:35pm FYI Daily 5:40pm Flipper 6:30pm Scooby-Doo 7:30pm FYI Daily 7:35pm Scooby-Doo 8:15pm Johnny English 9:15pm FYI Daily 9:20pm Johnny English 10:00pm Educating Joey Essex 11:00pm The Only Way is Marbs 12:00am TV OD 12:30am License to Wed

9:55am Heartbeat 10:55am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1:00pm Sparkling Cyanide 3:05pm Rosemary and Thyme 4:40pm The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 5:40pm Inspector Morse 8:00pm Midsomer Murders 10:00pm Midsomer Murders 12:00am Interview with the Vampire 1:00am FYI Daily 1:05am Interview with the Vampire 2:25am William and Mary 3:15am Murder, She Wrote 4:05am Murder, She Wrote 5:00am Movies Now

1:00pm Duck Dynasty 1:30pm The 'Burbs 2:30pm FYI Daily 2:35pm The 'Burbs 3:30pm The Story of Dr Wassell 4:30pm FYI Daily 4:35pm The Story of Dr Wassell 6:15pm Midway 7:15pm FYI Daily 7:20pm Midway 9:00pm Dirty Britain 10:00pm Benidorm 11:05pm National Lampoon's European Vacation 12:05am FYI Daily

2:00pm Made in Chelsea 3:00pm How I Met Your Mother 3:35pm How I Met Your Mother 4:00pm Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5:00pm The Big Bang Theory 5:30pm The Big Bang Theory 6:00pm The Big Bang Theory 6:30pm The Big Bang Theory 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm The Mindy Project 8:30pm New Girl 9:00pm Turner and Hooch 11:05pm Rude Tube 12:10am How I Met Your Mother



History Documentary

10:00pm Battle of the Sexes 11:20pm Venus and Serena Documentary, 2013

12:20am Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia 1:35am Billy Joel: Live in Leningrad 2:55am Battle of the Sexes The Legend of Billie Jean King.

4:10am Sounds of The Eighties

SKY MOVIES Action 6:30am The Top Ten Show 2014 6:50am Pacific Rim: Sky Movies Special 7:20am The Karate Kid, Part II 9:20am The Next Karate Kid 11:15am Edge of Tomorrow Special 11:45am The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2:45pm Fast and Furious 6 5:00pm The Jewel of the Nile 7:00pm The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 10:00pm Fast and Furious 6 12:15am Dredd 1:55am Flight of the Intruder 3:55am End of Days

Comedy 7:00am Admission 9:00am Head of State 10:50am The Internship 1:00pm Starsky and Hutch 2:55pm Groundhog Day 4:50pm Admission 6:50pm The Internship 9:00pm Wedding Crashers 11:10pm Starsky and Hutch 1:00am The to Do List 2:50am Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 4:30am The Top Ten Show 2014 4:50am Someone Marry Barry

6:20am Loss of Faith 8:05am I Against I 9:40am John Q 11:40am Premium Rush 1:25pm Black Hawk Down 3:55pm John Q 5:55pm A Few Good Men 8:15pm Premium Rush 10:00pm Black Hawk Down 12:30am Killing Them Softly 2:20am The Suspect 4:10am Fear 5:55am Malpractice

7:30am Ask the Dust 9:35am Best Man Down 11:10am Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 12:45pm Never Been Kissed 2:40pm The Four Feathers 5:00pm Beyond the Sea 7:00pm New Year's EveComedy/romance. 9:00pm Cruel Intentions 10:45pm Never Been Kissed 12:40am Girl, Interrupted 2:55am Hide Away 4:25am The Great Gatsby Special 4:55am Let's Make Love



6:30am Maleficent Special 7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:30am The Reef 2: High Tide 12:00pm Cold Comes The Night 1:45pm The Borderlands 3:30pm Any Day Now 5:15pm The Wolverine 7:30pm The Reef 2: High Tide 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 3:55am Banshee Chapter 5:30am Hugh Jackman: Becoming Wolverine

8:00am South Sea Woman 9:55am Fort Worth 11:30am The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1:45pm Island in the Sun 4:00pm Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 5:45pm Santa Fe 7:20pm Badman's Country 8:35pm Dressed to Kill 10:00pm Band of Brothers 11:10pm Band of Brothers 12:30am Pale Rider 2:35am The Arrangement 4:50am Off Set 5:35am Michael Caine Off Set


E W N 19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed 12:30pm Countryside 999 Series following the emergency services in rural Britain. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Wimbledon

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:20am Homes Under the Hammer 8:20am Building Dream Homes 8:50am World Cup Highlights 9:20am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:05am Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners 11:05am Watchdog Test House 11:35am Click 12:00pm The Daily Politics 12:30pm Wimbledon

ITV 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather

CH4 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 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: Home or Away

CH5 9:05am Mio Mao 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Cowboy Builders 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours


SKY 1 6:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Real Filth Fighters 7:30am Real Filth Fighters 8:00am Stargate Atlantis 9:00am Futurama 9:30am 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 Wimbledon Sue Barker introduces live coverage from Wimbledon on the opening day of the 2014 Championships.

3:00pm Wimbledon Sue Barker presents live tennis from Wimbledon as the 2014 Championships get under way.

3:00pm Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014

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

3:15pm NCIS

8:10pm Local News and Weather

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

6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Cricket on 5

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

9:30pm Jamie's Money Saving Meals 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm CCTV: Caught on Camera

9:00pm Angry Britain 10:00pm Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

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

US crime drama series.

4:15pm Access 4:20pm Desolation Canyon

3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

6pm 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news.

8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Panorama

6:00pm Wimbledon Over the fortnight, the world's top players will battle it out for the honour of adding their name to Wimbledon's prestigious roll of honour.

All the very latest local news and weather.

8:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.

8:30pm Coronation Street

9pm 9:00pm EastEnders 10:00pm New Tricks 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

9:00pm Today at Wimbledon 10:00pm Police Under Pressure 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

9:30pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 Sport. Cameroon v Brazil or Croatia v Mexico.

Documentary series exploring the reality of life on benefits in Britain.

11:00pm Big Brother

12am 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm When Andy Won Wimbledon 12:35am Match of the Day 1:35am The Graham Norton Show 2:20am Weatherview 2:25am BBC News

12:20am A Cabbie Abroad 1:20am Watermen: A Dirty Business 2:20am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 4:05am This is BBC Two 5:00am Now's the Hour

12:15am ITV News and Weathe A roundup of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 12:55am You Cannot be Serious 1:20am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

12:05am Bouncers 1:00am Undercover Boss USA 1:55am Fargo 3:05am Scandal 3:55am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 4:45am Beat My Build 5:40am Kirstie's Vintage Gems

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Autopsy 2:00am Super Casino 4:10am Under the Dome 5:00am Wildlife SOS 5:20am Divine Designs 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am Spartacus: War of the Damned 1:05am Spartacus: War of the Damned 2:20am Glee 3:20am Hawaii Five-0 4:10am Hawaii Five-0 5:00am Road Wars







8:00pm Hotel of Mum and Dad 9:00pm Barely Legal Drivers 10:00pm Murdered by My Boyfriend 11:00pm EastEnders 12:00am Badults 12:30am Family Guy 12:52am Family Guy 1:15am American Dad!

8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Jigs and Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story 11:00pm Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces 12:00am A History of Art in Three Colours 1:00am The Story of Science 2:00am Only Connect 2:30am Jigs and Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing 3:00am Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces

1:30pm Emmerdale 2:00pm The Cube 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:30pm Must Love Dogs 10:30pm FYI Daily 10:35pm Must Love Dogs 11:30pm Celebrity Juice 12:20am Two and a Half Men

8:20am The Royal 9:30am Murder, She Wrote 10:30am Judge Judy 10:50am Judge Judy 11:15am Judge Judy 11:40am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1:50pm Heartbeat 2:50pm The Royal 3:55pm The Return of Sherlock Holmes 5:00pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm Place of Execution 12:00am William and Mary

8:20am Cheers 8:55am Kojak 9:55am Magnum, P.I. 10:55am The Sweeney 11:50am The Professionals 12:55pm Minder 1:55pm Minder 2:55pm Magnum, P.I. 4:00pm Kojak 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 8:05pm Cheers 8:35pm Storage Wars 9:00pm Storage Wars 9:30pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 12:05am Ax Men

4:00pm Rules of Engagement 4:30pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 6:30pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm How I Met Your Mother 9:00pm New Girl 9:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 10:00pm Rude Tube 11:00pm What Happens in Sunny Beach... 12:05am The Big Bang Theory




Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family.

1:35am Murdered by My Boyfriend 2:35am Badults Work and Play. Series 2, episode 4.

3:05am Backchat World Cup Special 3:50am Murdered by My Boyfriend

SKY MOVIES Action 6:00am The Next Karate Kid 7:55am The Marine: Homefront 9:30am The Core 11:50am Iron Man 3 2:05pm Back to the Future 4:05pm Back to the Future Part II 6:00pm Back to the Future Part III 8:00pm Iron Man 3 10:15pm Alex Cross 12:00am Bad Boys II 2:30am The Delta Force 4:45am Anaconda 2: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid A corporate research team goes on an expedition through the Borneo jungle to find a rare and valuable flower.

6:30am Monsters University Special 7:00am Salvation Boulevard 8:40am Blazing Saddles 10:20am Boat Trip 12:00pm American Pie: The Wedding 1:45pm American Pie: The Reunion 3:45pm Grumpy Old Men 5:35pm Look Who's Talking 7:20pm Blazing Saddles 9:00pm American Pie: The Wedding 10:45pm American Pie: The Reunion 12:45am Boat Trip 2:25am Feels So Good 3:55am Crazy People 5:30am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot

7:40am Ripley's Game 9:45am Signs 11:45am The Bourne Legacy: Premiere Special 12:05pm Out of Sight 2:15pm The Double 4:05pm Adrift 5:55pm Hours 7:45pm Out of Sight 10:00pm The Double 11:45pm Adrift 1:30am Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 3:35am Penthouse North 5:15am Deep Family Secrets

7:00am Struck by Lightning 8:35am Jersey Boys Special 9:05am Private Peaceful 10:55am Medicine Man 12:45pm Million Dollar Baby 3:05pm 13 Going on 30 4:50pm Captain Corelli's Mandolin 7:05pm The Top Ten Show 2014 7:20pm John Tucker Must Die 9:00pm Million Dollar Baby 11:20pm Dangerous Liaisons 1:30am Victim 3:05am John Tucker Must Die 4:45am Evita



6:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:30am The Borderlands 12:15pm The Reef 2: High Tide 1:45pm Cold Comes The Night 3:30pm Any Day Now 5:15pm The Wolverine 7:30pm The Reef 2: High Tide 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 3:55am Banshee Chapter 5:30am The Wolverine Special

6:45am Island in the Sun 9:00am Dressed to Kill 10:25am Santa Fe 12:05pm Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Jungle Moon Men 5:30pm Harper 7:45pm The China Syndrome 10:00pm Dangerous Ground 11:55pm Fearless 2:15am Dangerous Ground 3:55am Fearless


19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

Rape law will help no one LEAPY LEE SAYS IT / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM




AN anyone tell me exactly what this Angelina Jolie/ William Hague antirape escapade is actually supposed to achieve? Do they honestly think that by making rape some kind of war crime, their efforts are really going to make any difference whatsoever? When some big buck Neanderthal is razing some township, do they consider a ruling, introduced in a far off land, is going to make the slightest difference to his rampant intentions? Are these people truly of a mind that some despot general is going to instruct his troops to kill everyone, including the women and children, but not to rape anyone or they could all be in real trouble? Give us a break. This whole thing is yet another exercise in showbiz personalities, bored with their pampered lives of stardom, endeavouring to show us all just how much they really ‘care.’

JOLIE: Anti-rape crusade. Couple this with sorry star struck politicians, hob-nobbing with these tinsel town twits in an effort to raise their own pathetic profiles and you’ve got the whole sorry debacle in a nut shell. Personally I wonder just

how much this utterly useless exercise is actually going to cost; because believe me, somewhere down the line, the poor beleaguered taxpayer will be well up this piffling project’s expense ladder. And that’s fer sure. Another thing that struck me this week was the Boris Johnson / Theresa May water cannon affair. When asked what she thought about the whole suggestion, Ms May remarked that there were a number of issues that had to be considered before any OK was given for their introduction. The main one was - wait for it, ‘ealth an safety issues! Ha, well of course it is. Can you imagine the jobsworth brigade getting their teeth into this one? I bet they find it positively orgasmic. I mean the mind boggles. Only demonstrators wearing goggles, crash helmets and over 18 can be ‘zapped’. Knee and elbow pads must be made available to all rampaging

mobs. Water pressure must not exceed X amount per square inch. All water must be filtered and tested for impurities before use. I mean the list goes on and on. Give us a break. The poor old operators will be petrified of using the machine in case they finish up in court for GBH. No I shall be very surprised to see the introduction of water cannons onto the streets of GB. Talking of jobsworths, was it not also interesting to be reliably informed that it took top scientists four days and 30 attempts - in controlled temperature laboratory conditions - to make an explosive from mixing liquids together? (Apparently it has to also be dried to a powder before use). Not much chance of some toe rag managing that after a few minutes in the loo of a 747. Mmm!

Keep the faith. Love Leapy.




Plots that abuse us.. WELL done! You are so right regarding the people that we are all supporting that abuse our hospitality, plot against the very country that has given them sanctuary, with the determination to change us into the filth and degradation of the countries they have come from. God forbid someone is overheard mentioning Muslims or other ‘vulnerable groups.’ It has to fall at the feet of the governments over the years that have put votes before immigration and an urge to suck up to any group of people to enhance their chances of winning... well now they reap the whirlwind, and I’m afraid it’s too late to go back. Ken Ward (by email)


E W N 19 - 25 June 2014 / Costa Blanca South

BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Claimed and Shamed 12:30pm Countryside 999 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Wimbledon

BBC TWO 7:00am Preview 7:20am Homes Under the Hammer 8:20am Match of the Day 9:20am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 10:05am WW2: Captain Winkle Brown 11:05am Watchdog Test House 11:35am HARDtalk 12:00pm The Daily Politics 12:30pm Wimbledon

ITV 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 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 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather

CH4 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 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: Home or Away

CH5 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Cowboy Builders 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

TUESDAY TV SKY 1 6:00am Airline USA 6:30am Airline USA 7:00am Real Filth Fighters 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 Wimbledon Sue Barker presents live coverage from the second day's play at Wimbledon.

3:00pm Wimbledon Sue Barker is at the All England Club for the 2014 Championships.

3:00pm Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014

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

3:15pm NCIS

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 Cricket on 5

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

9:00pm The Dog Rescuers 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm Big Brother

9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 10:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World 11:00pm 24: Live Another Day

US crime drama series.

4:15pm Frozen Impact

Costa Rica v England.

3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

6pm 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news.

8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders

6:00pm Wimbledon Centre Court proceedings on the first Tuesday are traditionally opened by the defending women's champion, but the retirement of 2013 winner Marion Bartoli means that honour will fall to another player.

8:30pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather.

8:40pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.

Includes sport and weather.

9pm 9:00pm Match of the Day Live Gary Lineker introduces live World Cup coverage as Japan play their final Group C game, taking on Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.

9:00pm Today at Wimbledon 10:00pm Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter 11:00pm Goodness Gracious Me 11:30pm Newsnight

9:00pm Love Your Garden 10:00pm Alison Steadman's Shetland 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news.

11:35pm Rambo III

9:00pm Location, Location, Location Phil and Kirstie catch up with two couples who were looking for their 'forever' family home.

10:00pm The Auction House 11:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

Highlights of all the latest events inside the house.

With Margot's deadline looming, President Heller lets Jack in on a plan he's hatched.

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Wentworth 1:55am Super Casino 4:10am Police Interceptors 5:00am Wildlife SOS 5:20am Divine Designs 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am Spartacus: War of the Damned 1:15am Spartacus: War of the Damned 2:30am Hawaii Five-0 3:20am Hawaii Five-0 4:10am The Good Guys 5:00am Glee

12am 12:10am BBC News 12:35am Regional News All the latest local news. 12:40am Weather The latest weather information. 12:45am Hollywoodland 2:45am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:50am BBC News

12:20am Police Under Pressure 1:20am The Super League Show 2:05am Match of the Day 3:50am This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. 5:00am L8R Youngers 3 5:30am Fazer's Urban Takeover

1:25am Jackpot 247 4:00am Loose Women 4:45am ITV Nightscreen 5:15am May the Best House Win

12:00am Europe's Immigration Disaster 12:35am Coppers 1:30am Pokerstars.Com PCA 2:25am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:50am Transworld Sport 3:50am Mobil 1 4:15am Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon 5:10am Caterham at Zolder







8:00pm World's Craziest Fools 8:30pm Top Gear 9:30pm Match of the Day Live 12:00am EastEnders 12:30am Family Guy 12:52am Family Guy 1:15am American Dad! 1:37am American Dad! 2:00am Badults

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Rise of the Continents 10:00pm Voyager: To the Final Frontier 11:00pm Amber 11:50pm Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures 12:50am A History of Britain by Simon Schama 1:50am Rise of the Continents

2:50am Voyager: To the Final Frontier 3:50am Amber

10:30am The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30am The Real Housewives of Atlanta 12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm Coronation Street 2:30pm You've Been Framed! 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm I Wanna Marry Harry 10:00pm Hell's Kitchen 11:00pm Hell's Kitchen 12:00am Celebrity Juice

7:25am Heartbeat 8:20am The Royal 9:20am Murder, She Wrote 10:20am Judge Judy) 10:50am Judge Judy 11:15am Judge Judy 11:40am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:40pm The Royal 3:45pm The Return of Sherlock Holmes 4:55pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm Place of Execution 12:00am William and Mary

8:50am The Sweeney 9:50am Kojak 10:50am Magnum, P.I. 11:50am The Professionals 12:50pm Minder 1:55pm Minder 2:55pm Magnum, P.I. 4:00pm Kojak 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 8:05pm Cheers 8:35pm Cheers 9:05pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 10:10pm Commando: On the Front Line 10:40pm Commando: On the Front Line 11:15pm The Island 12:15am FYI Daily

4:00pm Rules of Engagement 4:30pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm New Girl 5:30pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 6:30pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm 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 New Girl 10:30pm The Mindy Project 11:00pm First Dates 12:00am The Big Bang Theory




Work and Play.

2:30am Murdered by My Boyfriend 3:30am Blood, Smack and Tears: Afghanistan's Heroin Hell 4:30am Badults

Professor Iain Stewart reveals how our iconic continents were created, and how their tumultuous past has shaped our life today.

SKY MOVIES Action 4:45am Anaconda 2: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 6:30am Skyfall: Modern Day Bond 7:00am Born to Race: Fast Track 8:45am Skyfall 11:10am The Fast and the Furious 1:05pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 3:00pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 4:50pm King Kong 8:00pm Skyfall 10:30pm The Fast and the Furious 12:20am 2 Fast 2 Furious 2:15am The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 4:05am Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection

5:30am Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot 7:00am Mental 9:00am The Man 10:40am Life 12:40pm The Hangover Part III 2:30pm The Campaign 4:05pm Grumpier Old Men 5:55pm Look Who's Talking Too 7:25pm The Man 9:00pm The Hangover Part III 10:50pm Life 12:45am The Campaign 2:20am Scary Movie 3 3:50am Not Suitable for Children 5:35am Bed and Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident

5:15am Deep Family Secrets 7:00am Argo: Sky Movies Special 7:20am Liars All 9:05am Sleeping with the Enemy 10:55am Conspiracy Theory 1:20pm Inside Man 3:40pm Murder by Numbers 5:50pm The Good Doctor 7:40pm Conspiracy Theory 10:00pm Inside Man 12:15am Basic Instinct 2:35am The Wee Man 4:25am St George's Day A pair of London gangsters are forced to carry out an outlandish diamond heist in Berlin, using the largest hooligan firm ever assembled as cover.

4:45am Evita Teenager Eva Duarte leaves her povertystricken home to become an actress in Buenos Aires, before marrying an influential military figure and helping him build his political career.

7:10am Under the Tuscan Sun 9:10am St Elmo's Fire 11:05am The First Time 12:45pm Now is Good 2:35pm You've Got Mail 4:40pm Cinderella Man 7:10pm Dangerous Minds 9:00pm You've Got Mail 11:00pm The Bodyguard 1:20am City Slacker 3:00am All Good Things 4:50am Anastasia



6:00am Maleficent Special

6:00am The China Syndrome 8:05am Gunsmoke 9:10am Gunsmoke 10:15am Harper 12:25pm Jungle Moon Men 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Jungle Man-Eaters 5:20pm Domino Kid 6:45pm Decision at Sundown 8:15pm His Majesty O'Keefe 10:00pm Tin Cup 12:35am White Men Can't Jump 2:40am Tin Cup 4:55am Off Set 5:40am TCM Shorts

Alex Zane talks to the cast of the wicked new family adventure starring Angelina Jolie.

6:30am Edge of Tomorrow Special 7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:30am The Reef 2: High Tide 12:00pm The Borderlands 1:45pm Cold Comes The Night 3:30pm The Wolverine 5:45pm Any Day Now 7:30pm The Reef 2: High Tide 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 5:30am Hugh Jackman: Becoming Wolverine

A special look behind the scenes with comedian, director and actor Ben Miller.


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BBC ONE 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 12:00pm Bargain Hunt 12:30pm Wimbledon 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Wimbledon

BBC TWO 6:00am Labrinth's Speak Out 7:00am Preview 7:05am Homes Under the Hammer 8:05am Animal Park 8:35am World Cup Highlights 9:15am Helicopter Heroes 10:00am Natural World 11:00am Watchdog Test House 11:30am See Hear 12:00pm BBC News 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Wimbledon

ITV 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine Join Lorraine Kelly and her celebrity friends for all the latest showbiz, news, style on ITV. 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 8:05am 3rd Rock from the Sun 8:30am King of Queens 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00am Frasier 11:00am Undercover Boss Canada 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:40pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away


CH5 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:50am Noddy in Toyland 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Tickety Toc 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Cowboy Builders 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours

SKY 1 7:00am Real Filth Fighters 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 Wimbledon Further live tennis from the famous grass courts at Wimbledon, where the 2014 Championships are taking place.

3:00pm Wimbledon Sue Barker presents live tennis from the All England Club.

3:00pm Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 Nigeria v Argentina.

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

3:15pm NCIS 4:15pm Dead Lines

8:10pm Local News and Weather 8:15pm ITV News and Weather 8:30pm Coronation Street

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 Emergency Bikers

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

9:00pm All Star Mr and Mrs

9:00pm This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show 10:00pm One Born Every Minute 11:00pm My Last Summer

9:00pm Brand New House for ÂŁ5k

9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm 24: Live Another Day 11:00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World


3:00pm Glee 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 5:00pm Futurama 5:30pm Futurama

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

6:00pm Wimbledon From the All England Club, Andy Murray is bidding to retain the title he won in such memorable fashion in 2013.

9pm 9:30pm Match of the Day Live Live coverage of a key football fixture.

12:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

9:00pm Today at Wimbledon John Inverdale and guests bring the main action and stories from the All England Championships.

10:10pm Coast Australia 11:00pm Episodes 11:30pm Newsnight

A classic gameshow that is a test of love and marriage.

10:00pm Benidorm 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm On Assignment

Death is inevitable yet it is not a subject we find easy to talk about.

Home makeover series. Mervyn and Sam's whole house is in need of renovation and repair.

10:00pm The Hotel Inspector Returns Documentary series. 11:00pm Big Brother

12am 12:35am Regional News All the latest local news. 12:40am Weather 12:45am A Question of Sport 1:30am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:35am BBC News

12:20am Lorraine Pascal: The Truth About Fostering 1:20am See Hear 1:50am Welcome to Rio 2:50am Match of the Day 4:35am This is BBC Two 5:00am How to Build

12:05am Raw Deal 2:05am Jackpot 247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA Jeremy Kyle presents the American version of his popular talk show. 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am CCTV: Caught on Camera 1:00am Superstar DJs 1:30am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 2:20am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 3:15am Mister Lonely

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino 4:10am Trauma Doctors 5:00am Wildlife SOS 5:20am Divine Designs 5:45am House Doctor

12:00am Spartacus: War of the Damned 1:15am Spartacus: War of the Damned 2:30am Hawaii Five-0 3:20am Hawaii Five-0 4:10am The Good Guys 5:00am Glee







8:00pm World's Craziest Fools

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm She-Wolves: England's Early Queens 10:00pm Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces 11:00pm Caravans: A British Love Affair 12:00am Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions 1:00am Battle of the Sexes The Legend of Billie Jean King. 2:20am Parks and Recreation 2:40am Parks and Recreation

3:00am She-Wolves: England's Early

12:30pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 1:30pm You've Been Framed! 2:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 3:00pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:05pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:10pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta 6:05pm The Millionaire Matchmaker 7:00pm Dinner Date 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm You've Been Framed Rides Again! 10:00pm I Wanna Marry Harry 11:00pm The Only Way is Marbs 11:50pm Educating Joey Essex 12:50am Celebrity Juice

8:20am The Royal 9:25am Murder, She Wrote 10:20am Judge Judy 10:50am Judge Judy 11:15am Judge Judy 11:40am Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:50pm The Royal 3:50pm The Return of Sherlock Holmes 4:55pm Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Lewis 11:00pm Place of Execution 12:00am William and Mary

7:50am Cheers 8:55am The Sweeney 9:50am Kojak 10:50am Magnum, P.I. 11:50am The Professionals 12:55pm Minder 2:55pm Magnum, P.I. 4:00pm Kojak 5:00pm FIFA World Cup Live 2014 8:05pm Cheers 9:05pm River Monsters 11:15pm Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 12:15am FYI Daily 12:20am Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1:35am Basic

12:00pm Charmed 1:00pm Hollyoaks 1:35pm Rules of Engagement 2:00pm How I Met Your Mother 3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm Rules of Engagement 5:00pm Happy Endings 6:00pm How I Met Your Mother 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm Youngers 9:00pm The Addams Family Values 11:00pm Rude Tube 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am 2 Broke Girls




Mr T takes a look at some of the craziest clips from around the world.

8:30pm Traffic Cops 9:30pm Match of the Day Live Live coverage of a key football fixture.

12:00am Orphan Black 12:45am Family Guy 1:07am Family Guy 1:30am American Dad! Animated adventures of a hapless CIA agent and his family.

1:52am American Dad! 2:15am Orphan Black 3:00am Badults

Comedy series set in the parks department of a fictional Indiana town.

SKY MOVIES Action 4:05am Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection 6:10am In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers 7:50am Resident Evil: Apocalypse 9:35am Speed 2: Cruise Control 11:45am A Good Day to Die Hard 1:30pm Jack Reacher 3:45pm Mission: Impossible III 5:55pm Lethal Weapon 3 8:00pm A Good Day to Die Hard 9:45pm Jack Reacher 12:00am Mission: Impossible III 2:10am Speed 4:10am The Man with the Iron Fists 5:50am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain

5:35am Bed and Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident 7:15am 2 Days in New York 9:05am Maverick 11:20am Ted 1:20pm Scary Movie 5 3:00pm Alfie 5:00pm Look Who's Talking Now! 6:45pm Maverick 9:00pm Ted 11:00pm Scary Movie 5 12:35am You, Me and Dupree Carl is in seventh heaven when he marries his gorgeous girlfriend Molly in Hawaii.

2:35am Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 4:20am The Witches of Eastwick

4:25am St George's Day 6:25am Point Last Seen 8:05am Little Murder A jaded detective sees a ghostly apparition of a woman, who asks him to help catch her killer.

9:55am The Suspect 11:45am Bad Company 1:45pm Disconnect 3:50pm Courage Under Fire 5:50pm The Bourne Legacy 8:10pm LUV 10:00pm Courage Under Fire 12:00am The Bourne Legacy 2:25am American Gigolo 4:30am An Eye for an Eye

4:50am Anastasia 6:45am Lincoln: Sky Movies Special 7:05am Sparkle 9:10am Free Samples 10:40am Darling Companion 12:35pm Hide Away 2:05pm Belle Special 2:25pm The Great Gatsby 4:55pm Birth 6:45pm Gorillas in the Mist 9:00pm The Great Gatsby 11:30pm The Break-Up 1:25am Go for It! 3:05am Burning Man 5:05am Sweet Charity



6:00am Maleficent Special 6:30am Elysium: Sky Movies Special 7:00am Any Day Now 8:45am Banshee Chapter 10:30am The Reef 2: High Tide 12:00pm The Borderlands 1:45pm Any Day Now 3:30pm Cold Comes The Night 5:15pm The Wolverine 7:30pm The Reef 2: High Tide 9:00pm The Wolverine 11:10pm Cold Comes The Night 12:45am Banshee Chapter 2:20am The Borderlands 3:55am Banshee Chapter 5:30am Maleficent Special

6:00am His Majesty O'Keefe 7:35am Gunsmoke 8:35am Gunsmoke 9:35am Decision at Sundown 11:05am Domino Kid 12:30pm Jungle Man-Eaters 1:50pm Gunsmoke 2:55pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Mark of the Gorilla 5:15pm Good Day for a Hanging 6:55pm Navy Bound 8:05pm Hell and High Water 10:00pm Striking Distance 12:05am El Condor 2:05am Striking Distance 4:00am El Condor


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Pessimistic about England’s chances A FIFA survey has shown that England fans are the second most pessimistic fans at the World Cup with just 4 per cent believing their team will win. Fifty-three per cent of English said they don’t care if England win or lose. Are they right to be pessimistic, and are you surprised so many are not bothered - are you?


EE BROWN, aged 40, owner of Ananda’s bar in Urbanisation La Marina, Costa Blanca, is surprised that over half of those questioned in the survey are not bothered about England’s World Cup result: “I thought people would be more patriotic than that, but I’m not surprised at not many people thinking they will win.” Speaking after England’s first match of the tournament, he said: “I think they may get to the quarters; it was still a good performance despite their first loss.” Billy Anderson from Northern Ireland disagrees: “I was not impressed, they are simply not good enough. I have


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LEE BROWN: Thought people would be more patriotic but does not expect England to get past the quarter-finals.

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NAILS suffer a little more in summer than winter due to the heat and dry atmosphere, so here are some tips to keep yours healthy throughout the summer season. Hydrate your hands and feet daily. This is the first commandment when dealing with nails, be they finger or toe. Use a good moisturiser and massage it in really well all over your hands and feet, it will reach the nails in good time. Oil your nails. Nails are made up of dead

PERFECT NAILS: Should be almond shaped this summer.

cells and contain a lot of keratin and, as such, it is essential to keep them well oiled if you want them to grow evenly and strongly. Pay attention to your cuticles. Your hands and feet will automatically look much better if you push back your cuticles - just remember to oil them first or you may hurt yourself. File your nails frequently. Follow the line of the finger or toe

and always file in the same direction, try and avoid filing the sides of your nails too much, it will make them weaker. The fashion this summer is for fingernails to be almond shaped and not too long gone are the rectangular talons of last summer. When painting your nails remember to apply a base coat as this will make your nail varnish last much longer, also if you apply colour directly

to the nail it often makes it look yellow when you remove the colour. Another fashion this summer seems to be texture - not just colour. The ultimate trendy look consists of having matching colour palettes with different textures. These can be achieved by using a contrast of matt and shiny. Paint one of your nails a different, but complimentary, colour from the rest of them. It makes for a funky look that has been on the catwalks for some months now. Match your nail colours to your lipstick. It may seem old fashioned but that look is back.


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MALARIA: The disease is spread by infected female mosquitoes.

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A jab against heart attacks A NEW injection scientists say could be available within 10 years, could reduce the risk of heart attack by up to 90 per cent. The jab would act like a one off ‘vaccination’ and uses DNA-editing technology to ‘knock out’ a liver gene which is believed to raise levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream. It has already been tested successfully on mice, reducing blood concentrations of cholesterol in days. It’s believed it will have the same effect on humans. The research was carried out at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in America.

produced, which should see mosquitoes die out within a few generations. In lab tests, they modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males. They believe if this could be recreated in the wild, the female population would ultimately die out. Since 2000 increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates by 42 per cent, but the disease remains a prevalent killer especially in subSaharan African regions. Over 3.4 billion people are at risk from contracting malaria and an estimated 627,000 people die each year from the disease.

SMOKING is one of the most difficult habits to quit, but why? One of the reasons is that we tend to view cigarettes as a friend. We’ve given them nicknames, which makes them as close to us as our best pal! But they’re not our friend. They’re our enemy, our body’s enemy. We all know the facts. We know millions of deaths are caused by smoking related diseases. Smoking is a habit, which never seems to go away. What do they say? Once a smoker, always a smoker. It’s an old adage. One, which is universally believed, except by Jonathan Gilchrist: “What is smoking but an addiction? And where is an addiction based? In the

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Caffeine can be bad for you WHO does not love a nice cup of coffee? Most people need their morning caffeine fix to jump start their brains and keep them going. However, health experts agree too much caffeine can be dangerous to one’s health. Check out the sideeffects associated with a high caffeine intake: 1. Caffeine may cause insomnia. A caffeine overload can considerably increase the number of times people wake up at night. 2. Caffeine may raise blood pressure. While it is unclear why, it is believed to cause adrenal glands to release more adrenaline. 3. Caffeine may reduce fertility in women. Recent studies have shown that caffeine can reduce the muscle activity in fallopian tubes, which carry eggs from the ovaries to the womb. 4. Caffeine may cause or worsen indigestion. However, the risk of suffering from these effects largely depends on how much caffeine is consumed daily.


What exactly are BB creams and just what do they do? EVERYONE is talking about BB creams but what exactly are they? Correctors? Moisturisers? Base coats? The BB in BB cream stands for blemish balm which basically means that it corrects and moisturises at the same time while diminishing the appearance of any blemishes and imperfections. They make your skin luminous but not too made up - they are the new ‘must have’ in any makeup bag. The original BB creams were used by German dermatologists to calm and soothe the skin after a facial peeling. From there they went to Korea where celebrities converted them into what they are today - a multipurpose cream which saves women all over the world a lot of time out of their beauty regimes.

The effects of BB cream are many: they correct the micro-surface of the skin eliminating imperfections, they hydrate the top layer of skin, they illuminate thanks to their high vitamin C content,

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Stroke or brain attack is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK STROKE is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK. According to the British Stroke Association, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK

every year. It is also estimated one in five strokes are fatal. But what is a stroke? Otherwise known as ‘brain attack,’ a stroke happens when a part of the brain is damaged because it is deprived of blood. If a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel leading to the brain, the blood flow is interrupted and brain cells begin to die. Strokes do not affect people the same way, since it largely depends on what part of the brain is affected and on the extent of the damage.

STROKE: There are 152,000 strokes in the UK each year.

Epilepsy report in Spain EPILEPSY is one of the most common neurological diseases in Spain. According to the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), each year between 12,400 and 22,000 new cases are detected and diagnosed. “Thanks to advances that have occurred in both diagnosis of the disease and pharmacological arsenal, the prognosis of patients is much improved,” said Dr. Juan Mercade Cerda, coordinator of the Epilepsy Study Group of the Spanish Society Neurology (SEN). “In general, patients can control their disease and seizures well with medication, or achieve a spontaneous and prolonged remission not requiring chronic treatment, but it is estimated about 25 per cent of epilepsy is not controlled completely.” According to the White Paper on Epilepsy in Spain, conducted by SEN, epilepsy is one of the diseases affecting the quality of life of patients with 70 per cent believing their illness affects their quality of life. Thirty per cent said a family member had left their job or reduced their hours to assist someone with the condition.


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People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.’

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

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Women’s wit

1941: Hitler invades the Soviet Union. The German army takes Joseph Stalin by surprise when it starts its advance on Moscow. 1945: American troops take the island of Okinawa. The Japanese island falls to the US after a long and bloody battle. 1953: John Christie hangs for his wife’s murder. The killer is sentenced to hang for murdering his wife and then hiding her under the floorboards of their Notting Hill home. 1975: Missing Earl found guilty of murder. In his absence Lord Lucan is found guilty, by an inquest jury, of murdering his 29-year-old nanny - he has never been found. 1976: Westerners are evacuated from Beirut. Hundreds of Americans and British are taken to safety in neighbouring Syria by the US military following the murder of their ambassador. 1978: Cricketer Botham makes history. Ian Botham becomes the first cricketer in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match. 1980: Gun battle at the British embassy in Iraq. Iraqi security forces shoot three gunmen who attacked the British embassy in Baghdad. 1981: Chapman admits to murdering Lennon. Mark Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of the ex-Beatle in December of 1980 1982: ‘God’s Banker’ found hanged in London. Roberto Calvi, an Italian banker, is found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge a week after he went missing from Milan. 1983: Pope John Paul II meets with union leader Walesa. The Pope meets the Solidarity leader in private on a visit to Poland. 1983: The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, returns to earth. She returns safely in the Challenger space shuttle after a six-day flight.

You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearth fires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm, red coal that burns a long, long while.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) When your feelings are so positive, which they should be now, it is hard to remember that they have ever been any other way. You may have a plan in mind for a new activity to get the adrenalin flowing. How much more enjoyable, though, to find someone to share this with you. Book that course and maybe you will meet them there. LEO (July 24 - August 23) After a few recent excesses, bad habits can prove hard to shake off. Remember that any time of the year is a good time to make a fresh start. Don't put off looking after your health any more than you would put off stashing a cheque in the bank. Use it or lose it? You know it makes sense. Think about combining health with a holiday.

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Having closed a chapter already this year, it now seems that another is set to close, too. There is a kind of momentum to all this, pushed on by Jupiter. You have control but only if you are flexible and expect nothing to be black and white.

June 19: Boris Johnson, 50. Politician. Popularly known as BoJo this mayor of London was the editor of the Spectator, a weekly British conservative magazine, from 1999 to 2005.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) It happens that energy is sometimes low. Take the chance to read up on why this could be. You may think that you know it all, but in this world there is no chance of that. Maybe you are out of touch generally, or just out of touch with your own needs. Give building your strength priority. How much better you will cope with extra energy.

This can be good but can also be overdone. You know how good you can feel. Increase this by simply not accepting second-best treatment.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) With so much going on, you are in danger of burning yourself to a frazzle. You won't realise until you have done it, so make a point of getting some peace and quiet, preferably both of them at the same time. Relax and don't even think about things that are unchangeable. Time will sort out most things for you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Your tendency to see yourself through the eyes of others can lead you to undervalue your worth. This could see you going pear-shaped, emotionally. Try not to believe everything that you are told because there are always at least two ways of seeing things. Be positive. You are capable of so much. Take care of your needs on a daily basis.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Leave nothing to chance when it comes to your health. Although you are feeling good now you will soon have problems because you are more concerned with others than yourself.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Concentrate on your physical needs this week and spend much more time on yourself. There will be plenty of opportunities to look after others when you are feeling 100 per cent














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

Your Stars

June 20: Nicole Kidman, 47. Film actress. She rose to fame on Days of Thunder and won an Academy Award for her role in Moulin Rouge. Her breakthrough role was in 1989 in Dead Calm. June 22: Dan Brown, 50. Author. Author of the bestselling suspense novel The Da Vinci Code, as a young boy he spent many hours working on anagrams and puzzles. He graduated from Amherst College in 1986.





GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) There are so many things to do or try that you should be spoiled for choice. No, don't settle down in front of the TV. Get out, make some friends and aim to learn something new every day. That may only be the name of your neighbour on the bus but it counts. You are charming and urbane, so don't keep it all to yourself.

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June 21: Fernando Savater. Author. Philosopher of the French school, essayist and celebrated author Savater was a professor of ethics at the University of the Basque Country for more than 10 years. He has won many prizes for his journalistic work as well as his essays among them the Ortega y Gasset and the Planeta.


yourself. Stay in control of day-to-day plans. . AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Keep up the pace this week so that you have plenty to discuss and 'write home about’. With your mind so active, you are capable of doing in a day what would normally take a week. By-pass those who try to slow you down. There will be plenty of time to be a plod later. PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Others may be changing their minds, and generally being a bit of a pain. That may irritate you but it is no reason to change your plans. Both you and your colleagues will be glad that you did in the longer term. You may need to find some peace and space for yourself come the weekend.

June 23: Zinedine Zidane, 42. Football player. A star midfielder he began his career at the age of 14 and led the French national team for more than 10 years. He also played for Real Madrid.

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM TIME 1. How many consecutive Wimbledon men’s singles titles did Bjorn Borg achieve? 2. In 1980, who was the first mother to win a Wimbledon singles title since before World War I? 3. In which decade were yellow balls used at Wimbledon for the first time? 4. What is the name of the ‘electronic line calling system’ that was used at the Wimbledon Championships for the first time on Centre Court and Court 1 in 2007? 5. What was the name of the American lady tennis player who, in 1949, startled spectators at Wimbledon with her ruffled, lace-trimmed knickers? 6. Which of the two Williams sisters was the first to win the Wimbledon ladies singles title? 7. Which soft drink brand has been the official still soft drink suppliers since 1935? 8. Who presented Virginia Wade with the Venus Rose Water Dish when she won the Wimbledon ladies singles title in 1977? 9. Who, in 1985 became the first unseeded player to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon? 10. Who, in 2002, was the last Australian player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title?

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.


June 24: Lionel Messi, 27. Football player. In 2009 he won the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year after he scored 38 goals for Barcelona in the 2008/2009 season. He went on to win the same two prizes for the next three years in a row. June 25: George Michael, 51. Singer. He rose to fame in the 80’s with Wham! and then pursued a successful solo career releasing albums like Faith which rocketed him to mega-fame.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Looking back over the past few months you will realise that fine adjustments are needed. Both your working life and diet need attention, so be determined that progress made will continue apace. Certainly, you have no qualms about facing any problems straight on. You thrive on responsibility and there is no shortage of that at the moment. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Now that you are feeling much better, it will be tempting to put aside your healthy eating and exercise, but if you remember what a difference it makes it would be silly to stop now. Enlist the help of a friend or two in keeping the momentum going.

Average: 8 Good: 11 Very good: 16 Excellent: 19

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION cent, cert, cite, coin, coir, cone, conn, core, corn, cote, cure, curt, cute, ecru, icon, nice, once, otic, rice, torc, unco, uric, cento, citer, conte, cornu, count, court, crone, cruet, curie, curio, cuter, cutie, eruct, incur, nicer, ounce, recon, recti, recto, runic, tonic, trice, truce, tunic, citron, coiner, cornet, cretin, cunner, erotic, noetic, notice, nuncio, counter, nocturn, recount, ruction, trounce, unction, unicorn, continue, neuronic, neurotic, nocturne, CENTURION

Word Ladder POOR


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


THE BOOK THIEF, based on the novel by Australian author Markus Zusak published in 2005, tells the heartbreaking story of a courageous young girl living in Nazi Germany with her adoptive family. Taught to read by her warm-hearted foster father, Liesel discovers a new world through the power of words and her imagination, which offers her a safe haven from the horrors of war.


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

1. FIVE (1976-1980), 2. EVONNE CAWLEY (GOOLAGONG), 3. 1980s (1986), 4. HAWK-EYE (the Cyclops system was still used on other courts), 5. Gorgeous GUSSIE MORAN, 6. VENUS (2000), 7. ROBINSONS (now owned by Britvic), 8. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 9. BORIS BECKER, 10. LLEYTON HEWITT




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Unscramble the name of a professional snooker player: MARBLE SKY

Across 1 The main heirs are four this year (7) 4 Takes a chance, right, and skis off (5) 7 Poles suffer internally - they’re hard (5) 9 European country changed its aura (7) 10 Building discovered if ice found (7) 11 Rock saint one follows (5) 12 Practice of making shirt messy (6) 14 Services for the common people (6) 18 State building makes sense (5) 20 Follower leapt so awkwardly (7) 22 Enduring sea legs at sea (7) 23 Old Testament character, New Testament incident (5) 24 Something of value, sounds like a complete collection (5) 25 Run around, swindle for each one (7)

Unscramble the name of a popular foodstuff (two words): REFERS FINCH


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6 Virginia, for example, in bad taste (5) 8 She’s caught in the beam (5) 13 Senior nurses are close relations (7) 15 Be passionate about promotion or direction (5) 16 Around lake there’s poor protection

(7) 17 Hesitates to use spa turbulence (6) 18 Jewelled crown found in old Venetia radiator (5) 19 Chris, the tennis player, is always on time (5) 21 Busy Belgian port getting rid of an idiot (5)

Code Breaker


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 4 represents L and 14 represents Z, so fill in L every time the figure 4 appears and Z every time the figure 14 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 7 More or less (6) 8 Informal (6) 10 Deficient (7) 11 Impertinent (5) 12 Ale (4) 13 Bee product (5) 17 In advance (5) 18 Naked (4) 22 Warning sound (5) 23 Chuckle softly (7) 24 Fisherman (6) 25 Brilliance (6)

Down 1 Bush kangaroo (7) 2 Coupon (7) 3 Unsuitable (5) 4 Burrowing rodent (7) 5 Line up (5) 6 Whips (5) 9 Lacking knowledge (9) 14 Large room (7) 15 Military officer (7) 16 Pass away (7) 19 Commonplace (5) 20 Insignia (5) 21 Uninterested (5)

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

IT’S LAL Answers: Back To The Future, It’s all gone wrong

Down 1 Dicky sent son some poems (7) 2 Jumping bail, I must make an excuse (5) 3 Petrified sacred ruins (6) 4 Hose attachments for the flowers (5) 5 Frenchman snores awfully during lectures (7)


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Adonis, 8 Saloon, 10 Entreat, 11 Suede, 12 Tuna, 13 Easel, 17 Loyal, 18 Deal, 22 Usage, 23 Everest, 24 Trowel, 25 Belize. Down: 1 Parents, 2 Routine, 3 Miser, 4 Oarsmen, 5 Romeo, 6 Under, 9 Stratagem, 1 4 Cowered, 15 Reverie, 16 Flatter, 19 Musty, 20 Baron, 21 Defer. QUICK Across: 1 Describe, 5 Lamb, 9 Tsunami, 10 About, 11 Decay, 12 Glad eye, 13 Desist, 15 Batman, 18 Section, 20 Terms, 22 Reach, 23 Landing, 24 Ease, 25 Friendly. Down: 1 Dated, 2 Sources, 3 Ready, 4 Bridge, 6 Abode, 7 Between, 8 Panama, 13 Deserve, 14 Slight, 16 Married, 17 Angler, 19 Chats, 20 Tense, 21 Soggy.

Across 1 Peanut (9) 6 Late (after usual time) (5) 7 Beat (of policeman) (5) 13 Suit (for man) (5) 14 Dejar (poner, soltar) (5) 15 Peligroso (9) Down 1 Appointment (with client, bank manager etc) (4)

2 Plum (fruit) (7) 3 Talón (de pie, calcetín, zapato) (4) 4 Ganar (sueldo) (4) 5 Carne (4) 8 Cloudy (sky, day, weather) (7) 9 Another (4) 10 Vena (4) 11 Azul (4) 12 Pinzas (de ropa) (4)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Chaparron, 8 Leave, 9 Bolsa, 11 Slow, 12 Mass, 14 Ears, 16 Osos, 19 Eagle, 21 Above, 22 Empleador. Down: 2 Heads, 3 Pies, 4 Rabo, 5 Oil, 6 Plumber, 7 Daisies, 10 Owe, 13 Sol, 15 Apoyo, 17 Sell, 18 Sala, 20 Gum.


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WE all do it and have done it since the day we were born, we just don’t think about it very often as it happens automatically - in most cases. By the end of our life we will have slept for around a third of it. Here are a few facts about sleep that you may not know: 1. There are many legends based on sleep paralysis. This is when a person wakes up but cannot move therefore blurring the line between the conscious and the unconscious; in this state some people claim to see demons 1 and most people say they felt they were not alone. 2. Sleepwalking is evolving. People used to just sleepwalk but now they can also sleep text, sleep e-mail and some people even sleep eat! Doctors say that these actions are so ingrained in our subconscious that they cross the boundaries between sleep and wakefulness.

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BRITISH expat Carol Macfie Lange is hoping for success with the publication of her debut novel, Invisible Child, which tells the harrowing and troubled story of a boy’s survival in Franco’s Spain. Isandro is just 13-years-old when his parents are denounced and Franco’s Nationalists take them by force from their village home. The boy’s unusually keen

sense of hearing warns him of the soldiers’ approach and his father just has time to hide him. One of the attackers returns stealthily and Isandro watches him through a crack in the floor boards. It is a face he will never forget. Aone and distrustful of the villagers, the boy escapes to a cave in the high Sierra of the wild Alpujarra mountains. His survival, his journey into

SLEEP DEPRIVATION: Makes us cranky. manhood and his unrelenting quest for justice, lead him to a passionate love and to the secret of his birth.

3. Counting sheep doesn’t work. This idea is an ancient one and the theory behind it is that the repetitive action will bore your brain into submission; unfortunately anyone who has tried it will know it’s just too boring to work. A better idea is to imagine something relaxing. 4. Sleep deprivation can be dangerous. Pulling an all-nighter can make even the most equanimous of us a little cranky the next day. Do this for a few days and you could suffer hallucinations and even die. 5. Smell will not wake you up. This is the basic premise behind safety equipment like smoke alarms. Your body’s ability to react to smell is almost nil - unlike sounds, smells won’t wake us up.

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Just Joking What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? It gets toad away. Q: What did the duck say when he bought lipstick? A: “Put it on my bill.” Q: Why was six scared of seven? A: Because seven “ate” nine.


Alcohol can even worsen some conditions like sleep apnea or insomnia. 8. People have been theorising about sleep forever. The first recorded theories of sleep come from the Greek writer Alcmaeon whose theory stated that sleep happened when the flow of blood was going towards our core and we would wake up when the flow was reversed. A hundred years later Aristotle thought we needed sleep to digest and would wake up when finished. 9. Our bodies are programmed for two sleeps a day. Until the 17th century humans had two sleeps - the first at nightfall and lasting until about 1am at which time we would get up and eat, read, pray or even visit friends. We would then go back to sleep from around 4am to dawn.

1. Counting sheep doesn’t work.

2. PROGRAMMED: For 2 sleeps a day.

6. The moon can keep us awake It’s not just folklore. People take an average of five minutes longer to fall asleep when the moon is full and their sleep cycle is about 20 minutes shorter.

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

7. Alcohol won’t help you sleep. It might make you drowsy and help you fall asleep but the quality of sleep you will get is terrible as you will not achieve REM sleep which is essential for the brain to rest.

10. Nobody knows why we sleep. Modern science hasn’t progressed much further than Alcmaeon or Aristotle - there are many theories but they are just that. Sleep is considered essential for the brain to get some rest but that is as much as modern medicine has worked out.

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: 28 Good: 36 Very good: 53 Excellent: 65

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 rebel, redo, refold, bred, bake, baker, baked, belie, beak, beaker, beaked, abed, kerb, kilo, eked, deli, defer, dole, fled, flea, floe, folk, fold, leak, leaked, like, liked, lido, lode, ilea, idle, idler,idled, idol, oldie, dike, doled, hike, hiker, hiked


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Some ghostly encounters... Mike Walsh Mike, based in Mediterranean Spain, is an international journalist, author and professional writer.

GHOSTS: Some people are attuned to a spiritual plane, some are not.


HEN five successful British writers revealed their belief in ghosts they based their stories on personal experience. Did they open themselves to ridicule? Apparently not. Studies show that 48 per cent of Americans believe in ghosts. Given that Britain is more ghostfriendly, I would expect the British percentage of believers to be higher. I never had a problem coming to terms with apparitions or the supernatural. This may be due to their being self-evident. As a child, mother would say, “it is the living, not the dead who harm you.” An Ordinary Seaman on the MV Grecian, I recall a night time


passage approaching Gibraltar. Entering the tool room far below the waterline two engineers chanced upon an Arab sitting cross-legged on an oil drum. Presuming the youngster to be a stowaway the pair approached. It was then they realised that the figure was an apparition. Horrified, both men fled to the upper deck. I can testify to their extreme shock. Only when the ship reached London did the captain reveal that

the spectre was evident during earlier voyages. It was that of a youngster who, on stowing away in Tripoli, was fatally sealed in a hold. A ship’s lookout will ring the fo’c’sle bell once if a ship is seen to starboard, twice if to port and three times if ahead. Through the stormy night the bell constantly rang accurately as we approached the English Channel. Only at dawn was it realised the lookout was nowhere near the

bell but was on the upper bridge. Sent to tie the maverick bell the lookout returned to say that it had been disabled the previous night. Who then had been tolling the bell’s warnings? Before retiring to Spain I lived in an old manse. Think of the sitcom, ‘To the Manor Born’ and you have it. The apparition there made no secret of its presence. We accepted each other and I christened her Casperette. Rarely

did I mention her to visitors but many guests were startled by her unexpected presence. One night, using the guest room, a lady colleague stayed overnight. Just as we settled down we were shocked by an atrocious banging on both our bedroom doors. Running to the landing we found it to be empty. Neither of us made a big deal of it. However, I am convinced that Casperette was consumed by jealousy at the presence of my female guest. On several occasions I stayed at Widdecombe Manor in Chagford, Devon. R. D Blackmore’s classic, Lorna Doone, was based on the manor’s 17th Century romantic tragedy. My experiences whilst a guest would make your hair stand on end as they did mine. I have never questioned life on a spiritual plane. Some are attuned to it, some are not. As the great scientist Nikola Tesla revealed: “My brain is only a receiver. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I

Welcome to Cameron’s ‘big society’

T’S that time of year when Brits, after months of rain, are making their getaway to the sun, having buffed and polished their bodies so they’re ‘beachready’. Or not. Believe the media fluff and they’ll have been priming their bodies since the New Year to get rid of that post-Christmas flab, constantly bombarded with images of svelte skinny models to emulate. At the same time, ironically enough, bombarded with reports of increasing obesity in adults and children alike. Take one recent report that’s caused outrage concerning the arrest of the parents of an 11 yearold 15-stone boy. Parents who allegedly believe there’s “nothing they can do about it.” According to the boy’s mother: “His weight isn’t that much of a big deal. I’m chubby, and the whole of my husband’s side of the family is big. It’s genetics - you can be genetically fat.” There’s really no precedent for this sort of police action and, until the law’s changed - if that’s what society wants - the authorities,

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including the police, are sailing close to the wind. Do we really want to see parents arrested for having overweight children? Overweight children removed from the family and put into care? If so, how are the UK’s already overburdened social services going to cope with the numbers they’d have to deal with? And would overweight children really be better off in care than with their own parents? This is an area where it’s questionable if the police should be involved at all. Doubtless, they themselves would rather not - and are simply a last resort when GPs and social services have nowhere else to turn. At least, the spotlight’s now been directed at the problem. And, hopefully, a much needed wake up call for those irresponsible parents who sit their kids in front of the TV

each day, don’t ensure they take long walks or exercise, and allow them to eat endless junk food. By all means let medical experts, teachers, even social services be proactive in dealing with the condition of such a child. But the police? No, I don’t think so. If necessary, give social services increased powers to take action, but only after the efforts of all other agencies have failed. Meanwhile, welcome to Cameron’s ‘Big Society’.... Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( Profits to Cudeca.

PROBLEM: Overweight children, a much needed wake up call.

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JAGERMEISTER: Not just for college students.

THEY not only round off a meal to perfection but they could have some heath benefits too - digestifs are the way to end a meal on a healthy note. Dessert isn’t the only after dinner option, known as ‘digestifs,’ some drinks actually

can help you digest your meal more efficiently. These drinks have their origins in the 10 and 11th centuries when people used herbs and spices for their healing properties as well as their tastes. Here are a few digestifs to get you started.

Use a microwave correctly MICROWAVES have a really bad reputation for making everything soggy, tasteless and zapping all the nutrition out of food, but here are some tricks you can use to avoid these pitfalls. Choose your dish carefully. Steam your veggies. Nuke your meals at a low setting. Stir frequently. Defrost as a last resort.

Chartreuse. This is a classic. It is sweet and spicy and tastes vaguely of aniseed and fennel - both thought to aid digestion. French monks first came up with the secret recipe and it remains the same to this day. Jagermeister. Not just for college students to get slaughtered on, this drink dates back to the 1600’s and contains ginger and cinnamon which can help digestion. Fernet Branca. This liquorice tasting drink is a little bitter but it contains more than 100 herbs and spices, among them

cardamom which is a well known stomach soothing agent. Zwack. This is almost the national drink in Hungary, where it comes from; the 200-year-old recipe boasts liquorice, cardamom and clove - all of which could boost the production of digestive enzymes. All of these drinks should be served in small portions in order to gain any benefit from them.



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Around Spain on a plate: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria LAS PALMAS, and the Canary Islands in general, is soaked in the cultures and traditions of other places - there are 117 different nationalities currently living on the islands and countless influences from past inhabitants which have all contributed to the local gastronomy. Here are a few examples of the most traditional dishes. Every meal should be started with ‘los enyesques’ (starters) and one of the most popular is ‘papas arrugadas’ (wrinkly potatoes) these are potatoes which have been boiled in salty water and lemon rind; they are usually served with a spicy sauce called ‘mojo’ which ingredients vary greatly depending on the bar or restaurant you are in. Another traditional

PAPAS ARRUGADAS: Potatoes boiled in salty water and lemon rind. starter is ‘ropa vieja’ (old clothes) and consists of chick peas, beef, chicken and vegetables; the meat is cooked for a long time until it is very loose and then it is pulled apart which gives it its distinctive name. After the starter,

logically, comes the main dish and where better to start than ‘rancho canario’ which is a local stew with chick peas, chicken, noodles, spices and vegetables often accompanied by the wrinkly potatoes. The most popular

dessert in Las Palmas is ‘cabello de angel’ (angel’s head) and this consists of a mix of sweet potato and almonds deep fried and served with a lot of sugar and honey. So now you know what to eat if you are ever in Las Palmas.




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The inglorious end to Spanish colonial power Part 2: The massacre at Monte Arruit


N August 2, the contingent in the fort consisted of 3,000 men, one machine gun, little ammunition, 20 horses and mules together with supplies for two or three days. The water supply was 500 metres outside the gates. Expecting reinforcements from Melilla which was just 40 kilometres away, they believed they could hold out. By August 5 and under constant fire, there was still no sign of reinforcements. Despite the dropping of aerial supplies, by August 7 the garrison had run out of food and lacked medicine for the increasing number of wounded soldiers. General Navarra took the decision to surrender and called for a Rif delegation to discuss terms, which allowed for the surviving Spanish soldiers to abandon the fort, leaving all their weapons. The Rif Berbers had retaken all the territory they had lost. Spain responded to the defeat at Annual by sending more than 36,000 troops under General Jose Sanjurjo to Melilla. But it was not until October 24 when the Spanish army finally arrived at Monte Arruit that they saw the carnage. They found it hard to breathe with rotting, putrid bodies scattered everywhere, baking in the sun. Soldiers had been buried in shallow graves within the fort, injured soldiers had been murdered in the field hospital, others lay outside the walls, in the fields and across the hillside, suggesting panic by the soldiers in their attempt to survive the massacre. In all, Spanish losses were estimated at over 2,500 men. After Monte Arruit, Abd el Krim was in a strong position to take Melilla. But he refrained from attacking as there were a number of foreign dignitaries and civilians living in the city and he did not wish to invoke international disapproval. This was a decision he later regretted believing it was a major mistake. Nevertheless as well as more than 8,000 out of 20,000 troops killed at Annual and Monte Arruit, the Spanish lost a significant amount of cannons, guns, ammunition, horses and mules, which gave Abd el Krim sufficient weapons and equipment to continue hostilities. Abd el Krim established the Republic of the Rif and in 1924 at Dar Aquba, his

Peter Fieldman London-born journalist and author, Peter spends his time between Paris and Madrid. His novel ‘1066 The Conquest’ available on Amazon or

forces inflicted another defeat on the Spanish, killing more than 10,000 men. The Spanish legion, created in 1920 by Jose Millan Astray, was a professional army based in Morocco. His second-incommand was a young general called Francisco Franco. They joined forces with the French army in the west under Marechal Petain and with a combined army of over 120,000 men, superior and modern equipment including air and naval support, the European military powers finally defeated the Rif armies. The Legion inflicted a terrible revenge on the Rif Berbers, committing atrocities and using chemical weapons in the form of mustard gas used during the First World War. Abd el Krim surrendered to the French in 1926 and the Republic was dissolved. He was exiled to La Reunion but eventually found asylum in Egypt where he died in 1963 at the age of 80. The road to Civil War The huge number of casualties, unpopularity of the war and the humiliation caused political instability and civil unrest in Spain, which ultimately led to the Civil War. The king, Alfonso XIII, was harshly criticised for the military defeat. It led to a military coup d’etat in 1923 orchestrated by Miguel Primo de Rivera, appointed prime minister by the king. After the collapse of the monarchy

LANDING: European military powers defeated the RIF armies. and exile of the king in 1931, the Second Republic was established. By this time Francisco Franco had become leader of the Spanish Legion and between 1931 and 1935 held senior military posts. The political situation was in turmoil. Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, son of the former prime minister, had founded the Falange party and Franco, increasingly at odds with the government, returned to Morocco to take charge of the Spanish army in North Africa. With the aid of German and Italian transport planes his troops were airlifted to Spain to trigger the start of the Civil War. Many Moroccans, without any resources or work, were given the opportunity to join the Spanish army to fight in Spain, but their treatment by the nationalist forces came under a great deal of criticism.

The Nationalists were accused of using the Moroccan fighters as cannon fodder to make suicidal attacks, allowing them to loot and keep booty, except arms, and leaving them to carry out atrocities against communist villages. After the war those who survived were sent back to Morocco without pensions or gratitude. Morocco finally obtained independence in 1956 but despite repeated diplomatic efforts to recover Ceuta and Melilla, using the same arguments as Spain in its claim over Gibraltar, the two enclaves remain an integral part of Spain. Paradoxically, after hundreds of years of protecting Spain’s imperial interests in Africa, the two cities, each with a population of around 80,000, have now become the front line to stem the tide of illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe from Africa. (c) Peter Fieldman 2014


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Goodbye Kayla and Lee, welcome Alan and Heike K9 has announced that they have appointed new Kennel Managers to take over from Kayla and Lee. Kayla and Lee are having to return to the UK after turning the kennels around. Their replacements are Alan and Heike Priest, who have come with high recommendations from two other animal welfare groups with whom they were volunteers. Alan and Heike, or Heidi as she is known, currently live near Catral so know the area really well and are looking forward to meeting everyone. They, along with their young terrier cross George, will be starting on June 27 but to ensure a smooth transition for the animals they will be working with Kayla and Lee from now until they officially start. Anyone interested in dog walking will be pleased to know that Alan and Heike are keen to continue this and welcome new volunteers. If interested please


THESE five-month-old pups were picked up from the countryside near Almoradi. They will probably be small to medium sized dogs and quite slim built. They are both very gentle natured dogs.



Please contact K9 or PHONE 600 84 54 20 for more info Cody and Barney call 600 845 420. K9 would like to thank Lee and especially Kayla for everything they have done at the kennels in

particular the care with which they carried out their role. We wish them the very best of luck in their new lives.

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SO often on our radio show we warn you not to use a flexi lead/line. This is a lead which extends and allows the dog to have more running space. The flexi was really designed for those living in apartments to take their pet downstairs to have a pee and do its business. But over the years more and more people are using this type of lead. Only this week a lady was at a road crossing waiting to cross, not paying attention or realising her dog was in the road and not on the pavement. A car came by and ran the dog down, killing it, and continued to drive on. The lady had


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Grim warning on flexi leads Listen to David on TRE every Saturday 10am to 11am Costa del Sol (Gibraltar/Sotogrande) 98.7fm (San Roque to Calahonda) 91.9fm (Calahonda to Motril) 88.9, Costa Calida 92.7fm Costa Blanca (Torrevieja to Elche) 105.1fm (Elche to Calpe) 88.2fm, (Calpe to Gandia & Ibiza) 104.6fm, (Denia to Valencia) 95.3fm Mallorca 103.9fm


NOT RECOMMENDED: Flexi leads can be dangerous both to pet and owner.

a dead dog at the end of her lead. Plans are going ahead for our live two-hour radio show on Saturday November 1, which will be (subject to confirmation) in Estepona. Barker & Barker, the makers of liver treats, are sponsoring the ‘Come and meet us’. Entrance is free. Bring your dogs along and get free Cava and snacks and, of course, liver treats. Several of our radio guests have been invited to come over and give lectures and answer your questions. As

arrangements are made, I will publish them in this column. Have you a problem with your cat or dog? If so send me an email and you will get a reply which shall also be published in this newspaper. Many problems answered and of course poems on my website For your local radio frequency log onto

Puppy influx at AKIRA OVER the last week AKIRA have rescued 10 puppies. Matisse and Picasso were found tied to a rubbish bin in Benissa. The charity says it has never seen such a bad case of ticks and the puppies certainly would not have survived much longer had they not taken them. The pups are now recovering at the Aliaga Clinic Teulada. And as if this was not enough, they had a phone call to say that eight Dalmation puppies had been dumped before opening time at a local Moraira vet.

AKIRA does not have a shelter yet, their temporary accommodation was full to bursting and all their foster carers already had dogs. However, once AKIRA saw the puppies there was no way they could not help them. After much thinking and many phone calls they managed to find a foster home where at the moment they are all together. AKIRA is desperately looking for more foster homes or forever homes so if anyone out there can help please ring Wieteke on 606 784 011.


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SUMMER is here and now is the perfect time to improve and enhance your outside living and communal space with Creative Concrete. Owner of Creative Concrete Carl Yeates worked in the trade for 15 years before bringing his expertise to Spain in decorative concrete, which can dramatically improve and change the appearance of your home, adding curb appeal as well as value to your property if you are wanting to sell. Carl prides himself on creating and installing decorative pattern imprinted concrete to the highest possible standard and is joined by trained and skilled craftsmen. Creative Concrete is fully legal and has been transforming gardens, drive ways, pool sides and community areas up and down the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida for the last seven years with many of their jobs received by recommendations from previous clients. There is a choice of over 100 colour combinations and the look of the imprinted concrete can be done to appear like slate, cobblestone, old brick or timber decking. Each design is custom-made to include artistic shading and bespoke features and comes with a choice of textures, which may be altered to suit the

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Bare roof top and rocky gardens I HAVE visited two types of new properties with major gardening challenges, but great potential, this week. The first was a house on a 600 square metre plot cut out of a mountainside so that the back boundary is a shear wall of newly blasted and trimmed rock and likewise half the length of the two sides of the plot, and the level plot is a slab of rock with no earth. But the views from the front of the house are great mid-distance

CHALLENGING: Creating an apartment terrace garden.

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sea views. The second was a penthouse 100 square metre apartment with 400 square metres of terraces surrounded by metre high solid walls on three sides and four metre high walls on the fourth. Obviously a similar challenge to the

house except that there are strong afternoon winds from the sea on every day of the year. Again the views were great, but 360 rather than 120 degree views from the house. In two directions was a mid-distant perennial herb covered mountainside, in another direction mature trees

with an interesting sea view through a gap and on the fourth side a view over the tiled roofs of an old town centre. The two properties have similar gardening challenges and opportunities and a good start point would be to buy and study the book ‘Apartment Gardens Mediterranean Style’ as both need the use of

containers of various shapes and sizes and raised beds. Each have the need to mix up good planting mediums using bags of a good compost, bags of worm compost and sacks of dried sheep or goat manure from a local agricultural cooperative. Since unglazed terracotta containers dry out quickly plastic containers

Stop press new book has arrived TEN minutes ago the first books arrived from Amazon Create Space USA, so I could take a photograph to show you the cover, of which I am pleased. The image of a drought resistant Epiphyllum cacti flowering in dappled shade summarises well the heart of using less water in our gardens - use drought resistant plants, plant in good soil and establish and use shade wisely are four of the 300 ideas included in the 90-page book which also includes a list of 250 of the most drought resistant plants available in Spain. The book is available from Amazon Books UK at £4.99 and Amazon Books España at €4.93.

painted in attractive colours or placed in terracotta containers with pleasing designs are called for. Also growing tables would be useful for growing collections of succulents, culinary herbs and vegetables. The rock walled rear garden of the house and the two side terraces with high back walls of the apartment can be developed in traditional patio styles separated from the more open front garden and terrace by evergreen leaved and citrus fruit trees in large containers. As neither property has the benefit of the natural shade of mature trees, the natural shade at various times of the day needs to be established before fixing awnings, planning any plants and indeed where to locate a number of tables and chairs. Beyond that climber glad gazebos could be considered alongside the walls or free standing. Re plants, it would make sense to only use drought resistant plants from day one to reduce watering needs and losses during the hottest weeks of the year. Naturally in both situations drip irrigation systems can be used, but the tuning of a system to water thirsty and drought resistant plants is not easy. With careful preplanning and dedication both owners will, I am sure, end up with delightful living spaces.

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Missing information on most real-estate websites in Madrid MOST real-estate agencies in Madrid omit obligatory information on their websites. According to an advertising control campaign launched by the Community of Madrid, nine out of every 10 websites for rentals do not provide information about the final price of their services. A third of the websites include questionable clauses, including disclaimers. The advertising control campaign looked at 28 real-estate companies, 17 of which are based in Madrid and 11 in other municipalities. More than half - 57.7 per cent - of the websites do not comply with the obligation to provide their clients with all the information required by law.

NOT ENOUGH: Websites do not contain sufficient information. Fourteen of them failed to provide their value added tax identification number, eight did not give their registered name, while four had no information about their corporate address. It was also discovered that 92.3 per cent of the house advertisements found online lacked a proper floor plan. Furthermore, 11.54 per cent of the websites contained erroneous information. In the first five months of 2014, 50 complaints were made to consumer services.


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THE BEST REAL ESTATE: Have now relocated their office to and paper work. The Best Real Estate will also provide a full translation service for their customers so they know and understand all the paperwork in their own language. After the purchasing service they

continue to work with customers. Many find they are wanting to rent out their newly acquired home so they will remain with the property and offer a rental service. They help and


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Playa Flamenca. advise people new to Spain on where they need to go and what they need to do to have a fully legal life in Spain, helping them do everything from getting their NIE numbers to working with the local

schools for their children’s education. For the Costa Blanca seller, The Best Real Estate ensure they are as well looked after as the buyer. With extensive links and buyers waiting across

Russia and Kazakhstan, your property is being extensively promoted and advertised to the largest growing market of buyers on the Costa Blanca. Their homes feature on various property websites and portals and they also deal in commercial units. Commission rates are very reasonable and they aim to offer the best professional yet friendly service. For more information drop into the office, just along from the Playa Flamenca Town Hall. Open Monday to Friday 9am-7pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm, where owners Olga Knyazeva and husband Alex await, along with Elena Vorobyeva to assist with your every need. The Best Real Estate Calle Pablo Picasso 1, Playa Flamenca Tel: 966 189 777

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To rent or not to rent? - that is the question IT is often said that old habits die hard and indeed they do. Spaniards have always liked actually owning the place where they live. But the crisis seems to have changed that. Even though housing

sales are expected to increase, property rentals are here to stay. Prospective tenants are often faced with a difficult decision: to rent or not to rent? According to Fotocasa’s blog, there are a number

Willing to charge less THE economic crisis has undoubtedly been devastating for world economies. While there are some signs of recovery, the truth is most people must still make sacrifices if they want to make ends meet, including Spanish landlords. According to the Spanish real-estate website Idealista, the number of Spanish landlords willing to charge less rent has increased by 40 per cent, compared to 2013. The average rent discount was €49 a month and 17,711 landlords have lowered their rents in a bid to attract prospective tenants, 52 per cent more than in 2013.

of advantages and disadvantages to renting. They largely depend on several factors, including: where the potential tenant wants to live, for how long he or she wants to live there and how much money he or she is willing to invest. One of the advantages of renting is that there is no need to make a large investment. It is often enough to pay the first month’s rent and the deposit. The proprietor usually covers maintenance expenses out of his or her own pocket. The required paperwork is also usually kept to a minimum and a month’s notice is normally enough if the tenant is planning on

PROPERTY RENTAL: One of the advantages is that there is no need to make a large investment.

moving out. Tenants and proprietors can also benefit from tax breaks. On the other hand, however, the mandatory rental agreement extension decreases from five to three years and the tacit extension from

three years to one. This negatively impacts the revision of the deposit and the monthly rent. Moreover, the proprietor may require

the tenant to vacate the property with only a two month’s notice. A tenant can also be evicted if he or she fails to pay the rent before the first 10 days of any given month. Tenants are also obligated by law to ask the proprietor for permission before renovating the property or making any changes to it.


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COMMERZBANK: Selling not only in Spain, but also in Portugal and Japan.

Commerzbank selling its real-estate portfolios COMMERZBANK has agreed to sell its real-estate portfolios not only in Spain, but also in Portugal and Japan. Founded in 1870, Commerzbank is a German global banking and financial services company and also the second-largest German bank after Deutsche Bank. It will reportedly sell its real-estate portfolios for €5.1 billion. The buyers form a consortium comprised of JP Morgan, a leading financial services firm, and Lone Star, a global private equity firm that invests in real estate and other financial assets. Furthermore, Commerzbank sold €700 million worth of real-estate in Japan to PAG, which is one of Asia’s largest alternative investment management firms.

These deals will purportedly free up €200 million in equity capital, which is hoped to boost the bank’s core capital rations. They will also help Commerzbank to cut even more unwanted assets and strengthen its capital cushion. Moreover, they will help the bank become less risky. At the same time, the sale will have a negative impact of about €100 million on earnings. Sascha Klaus, board member of Commerzbank’s mortgage unit, said: “These transactions are further evidence that we remain committed to our valuepreserving run down strategy. “In Spain we were able to take full advantage of the excellent market opportunity”.

SECOND HAND: Homes are cheaper to buy.

Second-hand home prices continue to decrease GOOD news for prospective home buyers willing to invest their money in Spain. According to the Spanish real-estate website Idealista, the second-hand home prices in Spain decreased by 0.2 per cent in May. The average price is now €1,649 per square metre. This represents a year-onyear decrease of 5.7 per cent, compared to May 2013. Nevertheless, prices have increased in the Balearic Islands and Catalonia.

Home prices in those autonomous communities have increased by 0.4 per cent. On the other hand, in Andalucia and the Community of Madrid prices have remained stable. The Basque Country is still the most expensive autonomous community in Spain, in real-estate terms. There the average home price is €2,795 per square metre.




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Audi unveil revamped A7 Sportback AUDI has spared no effort in revising the A7 Sportback. The spacious five-door coupe is now even more powerful and attractive - thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions, new headlights, tail lights and new infotainment systems. The new A7 Sportback combines the emotional appeal and sportiness of a coupe with the comfort of a sedan and the functional benefits of an Avant, says the German manufacturer. Back when the A7 Sportback debuted in 2010, Audi was aiming to set new standards in car design, embracing an athletic aesthetic and elegance in grand style. Its long engine hood, sporty, flowing C-pillars and the sharply dropping rear end were designed to create a dynamic overall impression. The revised version of the five-door model, measuring 4.97 metres in length, now has additional striking, sporty features. The most striking changes are to the Singleframe grille, bumpers, tailpipes and headlights. LED technology is now standard; upon request, Audi can supply Matrix LED headlights, which light the road optimally without causing glare for other road users. Combined with the Matrix LED headlights, dynamic turn signals are also installed at the front; they come standard at the rear. The body of the new Audi A7 Sportback consists primarily of aluminum and high-tech steel grades. It is extraordinarily lightweight

engines: two petrol and three diesel units. Their power rating ranges from 160 kW (218 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp), and all of them comply with the Euro 6 emission standard. Many aspects of the 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 200 kW (272 hp) have been newly developed. In the ‘ultra’ version with 160 kW (218 hp) and frontwheel drive, the threelitre V6 uses

A7 SPORTBACK: The spacious five-door coupe is now even more powerful and attractive. and designed for maximum comfort in terms of noise. The cargo space under the long, electrically driven trunk lid has a base capacity of 535 litres. When the rear seat backs are folded down it grows to 1,390 litres. The sporty style of the exterior is echoed in the car’s interior. The dominant element is the horizontal line surrounding the driver and passenger. The dashboard gives an impression of lightness and elegance. The new interior materials, including the aluminum / Beaufort walnut inlay and Valcona leather, are impressive for their finish. The colour palette has been redesigned, offering five colour options even for the seats.

The new Audi A7 Sportback is confident and relaxed to drive. The front seats can be optionally equipped with ventilation and massage functions, and there are four seat versions to choose from. The MMI radio operating system comes standard; it can be supplemented as an option with a head-up display that projects all important information onto the windshield. To start out, Audi is

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an average of just 4.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. The top-of-the-range engine, the 4.0 TFSI, is

available in the Audi S7 Sportback. It delivers 331 kW (450 hp) of power and uses innovative COD (cylinder on demand) technology. The 3.0 TDI biturbo clean diesel, which delivers 235 kW (320 hp), works with an eight-speed tiptronic transmission; all other engine configurations have a sevenspeed S tronic transmission. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard. Options include dynamic steering, two sport suspension versions and adaptive air suspension; on the S7 Sportback, the air suspension has a firmer setup. The new Audi A7 Sportback will begin arriving at dealerships in late summer 2014. Its base price in Germany will be €51,300. The Audi S7 Sportback is available starting at €82,300.


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Rolls-Royce owner to perform 50 acts of kindness in a bid to raise £200,000

PHANTOM COUPE: On an epic journey.

A ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom Coupé stopped off in Edinburgh as part of an epic 3,000 mile journey from Miami to Spain’s Ibiza that promises to raise a six-figure sum for charity. Rolls-Royce owner, Garreth Wood, founder of the Edinburgh-based Speratus Group, his wife Nicola and school friend William Rhind are taking part in the Gumball 3000 Rally, a starstudded event that sees an array of the world’s most exotic, luxurious and often outlandishly decorated cars cover remarkable distances in just seven days. Mr and Mrs Wood have taken the opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness for ‘When You Wish Upon a Star,’ a charity that has granted the wishes of over 14,500 children suffering from life threatening illnesses since it was founded in 1990. Throughout their journey they will perform 50 Random Acts of Kindness with Garreth’s company promising to donate £2,000 (€2,500) for every act, the Gumball Foundation will then match the money raised. Every penny of the £200,000 (€250,000) is

OWNER: Garreth Wood and his wife Nicola are taking part.

committed to sending a group of children and their helpers on a journey to Lapland to meet Father Christmas. In preparation for the rally, the couple has commissioned a specialist wrapping company to decorate the

car in a red chrome and black velvet finish complete with a Scottish flag motif on the boot. “It’s a great honour to support ‘When you wish upon a Star’. This trip to Lapland promises to create magical memories for children and families dealing with life threatening illnesses,” said Garreth Wood, owner of the ‘Velvet Phantom’. “This journey presents an incredible opportunity to raise vital funds for such a worthy cause. It’s also important to raise awareness; this is why we chose a temporary wrap for the car that is sure to wow the crowds wherever we go! We are incredibly grateful to the Gumball Foundation for agreeing to match our donation allowing us to double the number of children we can take to Lapland at the end of the year.”

MG doubles 2013 sales in just five months of 2014 MG has been reborn and new life breathed into the marque since the demise of MG Rover. Following the brand’s sale to the Chinese it has started a programme of expansion based round its Longbridge assembly plant. MG has sustained dramatic growth in 2014 as the Midlands based manufacturer doubled 2013 total sales volumes in just the first five months of the year. MG’s 90th anniversary

year continues to be one of unparalleled success for the iconic marque, said the company. Figures recently released revealed that MG once again leads growth for the UK automotive industry. It posted a 1,754 per cent increase month on month, and an exceptional 842 percentage increase year to date compared to this time last year in cars sold. Sales for the iconic manufacturer continue to improve as MG has posted

MG: Has been reborn and new life breathed into the marque.

recording breaking sales every month so far in

2014, including the best Q1 sales in the company’s

Ringing up the vanity numbers THERE are vanity number plates, then there are vanity number plates. If you have the cash to spare £10 million (€12.5 million) to be exact - then you could have the racing fan’s dream plate of F1. That is the price tag put on the number plate in the UK six years after Yorkshire based owner Afzal

Kahn bought it for a trifling £440,000 (€550,000). At the moment the plate is registered on a Bugatti Veyron hypercar. The plate is valued at 10 times the price of the car. Apparently Kahn has already turned down an offer of £8.5 million for the plate from a potential buyer

in the Middle East. Kahn bought the plate from Essex County Council which had it registered to a Volvo S80 used by its chairman. The council sold it off to raise funds to train young drivers. At the time it was a record price for a private sale.

history. This year is already MG’s best ever sales year, surpassing previous best sales success in 2012 where 782 units were sold. Success has been put down to the recent launch of the MG3 supermini and expansion of the MG6 diesel powertrain family, with a new 129g, 350 Nm performance diesel recently added. Voted by customers as the winner of Best Handling and sixth overall Best Car to Own in

the 2014 Auto Express Driver Power Awards, the MG6 is already a favourite with MG owners for its drivability, affordability and exceptionally high levels of equipment included as standard. Now the MG6 is even more appealing as all specifications are available from just £15,455 to £19,995 in the UK. Launched in September 2013, the MG3 benefits from an ultra low 4E insurance group, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, class leading interior and boot space, class leading chassis and driving dynamics and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard. There are also over one million personalisation options and exceptional value for money aftercare packages to choose from. The MG3 is priced from £8,399 to £9,999 in the UK.


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England’s Italian job, pain for Spain, glory for the Dutch and Marquez! Tony Matthews


International Sports A former football player and the world’s most prolific author of football books (more than 100 published), Tony is also the sports reporter for Spectrum Radio and lives in the Cabrera mountains.

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FOOTBALL - All eyes on England tonight (Thursday 9pm) as they face a must-win match against Uruguay. Lose and they are almost certainly out of the World Cup. Already we’ve seen plenty of action and shocks in the World Cup - with more to come no doubt! Holders Spain suffered their heaviest defeat in the competition for 64 years thrashed, walloped, annihilated 5-1 by the Netherlands in their first group game. Van Persie (2) and Andres Iniesta and Rafael van der Vaart. Robben (2) made it painful for the 2010 played Chile and the Nigeria and Bosnia & Herzegovinia-Iran; 26 champions. Dutch could well have June (G) Germany-USA and GhanaEngland, with Baines, Johnson, had another goal rush Portugal and (H) Algeria-Russia and Rooney and Gerrard below par, also (v Australia). Belgium-Korea Republic. made a bad start, rumbled 2-1 in the Programme of GOLF - Martin Kaymer (Germany) won jungle by Italy whose winner came matches: today (Group C) the US Open golf championship by eight from Mario Balotelli. Colombia-Ivory Coast and shots from Erik Compton and Ricky Fowler. Elsewhere there were wins for (D) an early eliminator, American Kenny Perry had a 295-yard hole Brazil (3-1 v Croatia; 2 goals for England-Uruguay; tomorrow in one on the third day. The Irish Open Neymar), Chile (3-1 v plucky (C) Greece-Japan, (D) Costa Rica- starts today at the Fota Island resort in Australia), Colombia (3-0 v (E) France- Cork. Mario Balotelli Italy, Greece), Mexico (1-0 v Switzerland; June 21 (E) MOTOGP - Spain’s Marc Marquez made Cameroon), Costa Rica (3-1 Ecuador-Honduras and (F) it seven wins out of seven last Sunday versus poor and 10-man Argentina-Iran; June 22 (F) Bosnia & H- when winning at Catalunya, ahead of Uruguay), Ivory Coast (2-1 Nigeria, (G) Portugal-USA and (H) Algeria- Valentino Rossi with fellow countryman v Japan), Switzerland (2-1 v Korea Republic; June 23 (A) Brazil- Dani Pedrosa third. Marquez (175 points) Ecuador), France (3-0 v the Cameroon and Croatia-Mexico and (B) leads Rossi (117) in the riders’ hackers of Honduras) and Argentina (2-1 v Australia-Spain and Chile-Netherlands; championship. Bosnia & Herzegovinia with a great Messi June 24 (C) Colombia-Japan and GreeceCRICKET - England (575-9 dec. with a goal). Ivory Coast; (D) Costa Rica-England and double century for Joe Root and 267-8 Brazil had a chance to bounce back (v Italy-Uruguay; 25 June (E) Ecuador-France dec.) drew with Sri Lanka (453 and 201-9) Mexico) on Tuesday while yesterday Spain and Honduras-Switzerland; (F) Argentina- in an exciting and nail-biting first Test at

Regional swim championships LAST weekend’s Regional Championships in the Municipal Pool San Vincente pre-empted the Valencian Regional Summer Final Championships in the Municipal Sedavi on June 28 and 29. Fifteen regional clubs with 165 swimmers in the Alevin age group battled it out in a full range of events. Club Natacion Torrevieja submitted six swimmers in this category and from the races made the team win

fourth place overall for the girls and eighth for the boys. A massive achievement given the number of swimmers in each category. For the girls Paula Garcia won bronze in the 100m backstroke, fifth in the 200m freestyle, and fourth in the 100m freestyle. Adding to this Paula and the girls team won bronze in the girls 4 x 100m freestyle and 4th in the 4 x 100m medley relay. Other

team members Skye Burns, Vicky Pigneur, and Samira Lucumbi supported Paula in these relays, winning medals in the freestyle relay. More outstanding achievements saw Vicky win third in the 200m butterfly event and sixth in the 100m backstroke. For the boys Elian Rio del Castillo stood alone for Torrevieja and came fourth in three of his races, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle.

The most ‘watched,’ ‘most played’ and ‘most revenue-generated’ sports in the world are: 1 Football (soccer) 2 Cricket 3 Basketball 4 Hockey (field/ice) 5 Tennis 6 Volleyball 7 Table Tennis 8 Baseball 9 American Football 10 Rugby Union/League 11 Golf 12 Formula 1 Around 3.3 billion viewers watch football weekly (live and on TV); in comparison, 380 million watch golf and 421 million enjoy rugby.

Lords. The second Test starts at Leeds tomorrow. HOCKEY - Holland beat Australia 2-0 in the women’s World Cup final and in the men’s showdown, victory went to the Aussies who whipped the Dutch 6-1. RUGBY UNION - The All Blacks beat England 28-27 in the second Test in Dunedin. The final Test is in Hamilton on Saturday. In other friendlies, Ireland won 23-17 in Argentina, Scotland triumphed 1917 in Canada but unfit Wales lost 38-16 in South Africa. It’s Argentina v Scotland tomorrow. FORMULA 1 - This weekend the cars, crews and drivers will be competing in the first Austrian Grand Prix since 2003. TENNIS - Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Feliciano Lopez (Spain) in the final of the Aegon tournament at Queen’s, London. And Wimbledon fortnight starts on Monday. SOCCER BRIEFS * Glaswegian Alan Irvine (55) is WBA’s new manager. Everton’s former Academy coach played for Queen’s Park, Everton, Crystal Palace, Dundee United and Blackburn, making 352 appearances, 1977-92. He managed PNE and Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Goodison Park in 2011. * England beat Belarus 3-0 but Northern Ireland and Scotland lost against Sweden (3-1) and Bosnia & Herzegovinia (1-0) respectively in their latest 2015 women’s World Cup qualifiers. Ireland and RELAY TEAMS: The girls with their medals. Scotland meet tonight.


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2nd division title for martin IN the second and final round of Levante’s divisional championships at Oliva Nova first round

leaders Martin Shaw and Alan Overton held on to take the Division One and Division Two titles - but not without a few jitters along the way. Martin’s 36 points added to his first round 37 - gave him a 73 points total and victory for the second

successive year. As the round unfolded it was playing partner Anne Edwards who proved his nearest challenger, especially when Martin found trees and water at the last two holes. But Anne’s 38 points, following a disappointing

32 points in the first round at Villaitana, were not quite enough and left her in the runners-up spot, three points adrift. In Division 2, Alan’s 39 points at Villaitana gave him a comfortable five point cushion - and he needed that advantage.

His 32 points gave him a 36-hole total of 71 points, which left him just two points clear of Brian ClarkSutton, who had 37 points and an aggregate total of 69. Third place in Division One went to Mike Cuerden (68 points).

Annual rugby 7’s tournament THE third Formentera del Segura Rugby 7’s kicks off on Saturday at 10am. Teams from San Javier, Tararfa, Albacete, Torrevieja, Elche, and ORCOS, Orihuela RFC cadetes and juveniles will be playing in mixed teams for the players to gain experience ready for the season

ahead in the seniors. Garry Dutch who trains Orihuela RFC said: “A big thank you to our sponsors HiFX who are sponsoring the event for the second year running, which is great to get local businesses supporting rugby in the area. We also have EKA (European Kids Association) Sport South helping out as well.

Rugby is on the up over here so come and join the revolution.” Training is at the Miguel Hernandez University ground at 8.15pm on Tuesday and Thursday for the seniors and juveniles. The juniors start at 6.15pm. For information call Garry on 692 767 242, and for the juniors Oscar on 600 871 606 (Spanish).

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