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ISSUE NO. 1702

COSTA DEL SOL

15 - 21 February 2018

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Samuel Crespo Dominguez, the drug baron who was busted out of a hospital in La Linea de la Concepcion, remains at large. Crespo - who is believed to be hiding out in Morocco - allegedly ran the largest drug trafficking organisation in southern Spain. As previously reported by Euro Weekly News, he was taken to receive treatment in the La Linea hospital after he injured his leg in a motorcycle accident while on the run from police. Twenty hooded men then

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BUST OUT: The hospital where the drug baron escaped from. (Inset) Samuel Crespo Dominguez. stormed the casualty department of the local hospital, overpowering medics and the two policemen who were on guard before escaping with Crespo. Spanish media sources claim the group escaped on jet skis to Morocco where the drug lord was treated for his injuries at a hospital in Tetouan. Crespo is believed to be one of the main ringleaders of a group responsible for smuggling hashish from Morocco

into Spain. A police spokesman claims that it was his girlfriend who tipped off the drug ring to where he was being held. His associates then broke into the hospital and fled with Crespo in tow to the tourist resort of Marina Smir on the Moroccan coast. Police only succeeded in detaining one of the assailants, who was reportedly his cousin. Meanwhile, 10 people - including one child - have been

held on suspicion of drug smuggling in La Linea. The arrests came after a police patrol passed a group of youths dressed entirely in black, with gloves and balaclavas covering their faces, in the town’s notorious La Zabal neighbourhood. When they saw the approaching police car, the group scattered, jumping walls into nearby properties. After calling for backup, most of the fugitives were found hiding in an abandoned industrial unit, reacting violently when officers tried to arrest them. Once they had been subdued and taken away, a further search revealed a second unit which was being used to hide large amounts of hashish and several off-road vehicles. The building was being guarded by a man with a walky-talky and a “large” amount of money “presumably from drug trafficking,” police said in a statement.

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A deadly affair of the heart A 47-YEAR-OLD man has been held in prison without bail after his partner was found dead at her home in Malaga Province after being stabbed almost 30 stab times. The victim, 44-year-old widow Maria Adela Fortes Molina, was reportedly found at her home in La Viñuela on Monday with multiple stab wounds and is believed to be the latest victim of gender violence. The suspect was later tracked down and held in Marbella, where he was reported to live. Spanish media sources claim the man was covered in blood when discovered by police, claiming he could not remember what had happened. He has since been reprimanded without bail.

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NEWS EXTRA Collision claims lives A 30-YEAR-OLD man has died and a man and woman were injured, after his car crashed into another on the road between Cartama and the town’s station.

Sex attack A 29-YEAR-OLD woman has filed a complaint with police claiming she was sexually assaulted by a stranger in an alley in Torremolinos in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

Bad crash A DRIVER was left trapped inside his car after a lorry crashed into it until firefighters cut him free, after which an ambulance took the driver to hospital with neck injuries.

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Teacher held for sexually abusing pupil THE Guardia Civil has arrested a teacher in Malaga on grounds of sexual abuse towards a girl who was 12-years-old when the harassment began. The girl was a student at the same school as the accused, and the abuse is reported to have lasted more than threeyears. Investigations began after a complaint from the mother of the victim, which exposed what had allegedly been happening. Upon speaking to the girl, officers were quickly convinced of the credibility of her story, thanks to the breadth of information she provided. It is believed that the teacher manipulated the child’s confidence and exploited his superiority in the dynamic of the teacher-student relationship. During the three-years of abuse, it is understood that the

FACING JUSTICE: The teacher will receive a lengthy sentence if found guilty.

teacher exerted a ruthless amount of control over the victim, demanding to know at all times, what she was doing and who she was with. The girl was reportedly too scared to tell anyone what was happening, but eventually tried to confront the teacher and stop the relationship. Refusing to accept her rejec-

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tion, the teacher reportedly began to constantly harass her with phone calls, messages and love letters, even issuing threats on social media. Officers have thoroughly searched the defendant’s home and he stands accused of sustained sexual abuse, sexual harassment and corruption of a child.

University lecturers in Spain are on less than €700 a month, according to government figures.

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It’s raining rats A PLAGUE of rats has terrorised the residents of Santa Clara over the past few months. According to locals, the problem has been getting steadily worse, with the rodents ransacking rubbish containers and roaming the nearby streets. The council has been asked to install the containers underground, as residents believe this will provide a permanent solution to the problem. In a previous attempt to address the issue, the council had sent a team of workers to clean up an area where the rats roamed freely in broad daylight. However, the move to destroy the rodent’s nests was not only ineffectual, some believe it exacerbated the problem, as they dispersed into new areas and even into some homes. Residents also blame lazy neighbours, who instead of placing bin bags inside containers, leave them out in the open on the ground.


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Drug fugitive held A 53-YEAR-OLD Italian national on the run from a 20-year prison sentence for trafficking drugs between Spain and his home country has been arrested in Malaga. The man was first brought to trial after trying t o sm u g g l e 3 0 k ilo s o f hashish into Italy.

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DOG DAYS: Celebrations typically an explosion of sound and light - will take place in major Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona.

MALAGA’S court has sentenced four people who took money from Ukrainians in order to get them into Spain. Three of the defendants are set to serve one year and the fourth three months for overcharging migrants hundreds of euros to make the trip.

SPAIN is reportedly considering a ban on launcher boats which are commonly used by drug trafficking gangs crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. The rigid-hulled inflatable boats have been prohibited in Gibraltar since th e 1 9 9 0 s a n d th e S p a n is h government is now examining legal changes to follow suit.

Body found POLICE have recovered a lifeless body from the sea in Calahonda. The body, which is believed to be a man of sub-Saharan origin, was reportedly first spotted in the port of Marbella before it was pulled from t h e w a t e r b y G u a r d i a C i v i l o ff i cers.

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Spain to mark Chinese New Year THE countdown to one of the world’s most colourful celebrations is almost over. Ushering in the Year of the Dog symbolising luck - Chinese New Year 2018 starts tomorrow (Friday). Around a sixth of the world’s population is gearing up for the event, including tens of thousands in Spain. Following the lunar calendar and

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taking place on a different day between January and February each year, festivities continue for around two weeks. Normally starting by sweeping their homes, Chinese people also celebrate by decorating with red posters and lanterns, setting off fireworks, eating traditional food and attending dragon puppet parades, while children often

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receive ‘luck money’ in red envelopes or increasingly via a special app. Each year is given a name from the Chinese zodiac, with each of the 12 sections represented by an animal. Famous dogs include Dame Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Alan Rickman, Steven Spielberg, both Prince William and Kate Middleton, Justin Bieber, and Madonna.

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TOP BILLY GOAT: A young single man from Bielsa dressed as a ‘Tranga.’ THIS is a ‘Tranga,’ in other words one of the young single men from the village of Bielsa in the Pyrenees who dresses in the skin and horns of a male goat and scares the children during the annual carnival. The Bielsa Carnival is the town’s most important festival of the year. It has been celebrated unchanged allegedly since the beginning of the village’s origins, retaining the essence of the tradition and the characters involved. In the past, the celebrations used to go on until Shrove Tuesday, but now have been confined to the last weekend before Lent. Neither the Spanish Civil War nor the ensuing dictatorship put a halt to the festivities. The Trangas dress up as goats, wearing a skirt, sandals and bells hanging around their waist. Their faces are painted black with soot and oil

and they carry a large stick, also called a ‘Tranga’ hence their name. The Trangas symbolise fertility, and are charged with ‘picking up’ the single women at the door of their houses during the carnival. The young women are called the ‘Madamas,’ they dress in regional costume which usually consists of silk dresses, white stockings and shoes and coloured ribbons. They adorn themselves with earrings and necklaces and are considered a symbol of purity The carnival begins with the making of ‘Cornelio Zorrilla’ - a doll made from old clothes stuffed with straw - on Thursday night that is hung in the window of the town hall throughout the carnival. The party then ends on Sunday evening, when Cornelio Zorrilla is judged for his misdeeds, sentenced to death and burned at the stake.

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THE ex-girlfriend of Stoke’s Spanish footballer Jese Rodriguez has spoken out about their acrimonious split. In an interview with Look magazine Aurah Ruiz, 28, said: “I found out that Jese broke up with me via Twitter.” She went on to slap down claims that the striker - currently on loan at the Premier League club -makes regular checks on baby son Nyan, who was born prematurely last ed June and has remained in

‘INJURED’: Alicia Campello, Álvaro Morata and (inset) the offending dance move.

hospital since. It comes after Rodriguez recently announced his separation on social media, as he wrote: “I want to ask respect for her [Aurah], my children, relatives and my person, since we have had very difficult and delicate moments for our son Nyan.” Aurah responded: “Do not ask them to respect me and your son when you were the first to have disrespected us. “You failed us at the worst moment of our lives.”

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STOKED: Chris and Elsa.

Chelsea star faces WAG backlash CHELSEA’S €65 million Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has set tongues wagging on social media. It comes after manager Antonio Conte said that the forward might not play again this season due to a niggling back injury. But the 25-year-old ex-Real Madrid hitman’s wife shared a video in which the couple are seen dancing before he lifts her into the air. Currently pregnant with twins, Italian model Alice Campello, 22, captioned the video: ‘I love youuu my heart’s friend.’ And Chelsea fans were not impressed, as one wrote: ‘He’s supposed to have a bad back!!!!’ Another added: ‘He should play instead of dancing.’ The attacker has struggled to settle in London following his summer transfer, despite bagging 10 goals in 20 Premier League games. He recently told Spanish media that “Madrid is Madrid” amid rumours that French club Paris St Germain are set to target him this summer.

Land of Oz TH EY ’R E the movie s ta r couple who enjoy chilling out a t the ir B yron B a y home. B ut Thor a c tor C hris H e ms w orth, 34, ha s re vealed that it wasn’t easy to convince Spanish wife Elsa

Pataky, 41, to move Down Under. “I just needed to show it to her. I just needed to bring he r her e and t hen i t was hard to get her to leave,” he s a id i n a m agazi ne i nt erview.

Celeb focus Totally syked! SHE’S the forBY ‘ECK: Melanie mer BoddingSykes. ton’s girl who recently admitted that she prefers a toyboy lover. And it has emerged that Melanie Sykes, 47, has been secretly dating German pro golfer Martin Kaymer, 33, for three years. A comparison of their social media photos revealed that they are often in the same place at the same time, and have visited Spain ‘together’ on several occasions.

Booze warning ONE of the stars of hit TV sitcom Benidorm has hit out at the drinking culture on the show. Sherrie Hewson, 67, told UK media: “We are drinking ourselves to death. “When I first started Benidorm… I was out every night, it nearly killed me. It had to stop.”


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NEWS EXTRA Tourism awards MALAGA’S tourism awards this year will be named in honour of Antonio Garrido, the man credited with developing the area into a cultural tourist destination who died in January.

Car fire A MAN was able to get out of his car minutes before it was engulfed by flames while driving on the Avenida Carlos de Haya.

Dogs left SIX puppies have been left in a shopping cart outside the Protection of Animals society shelter in Malaga. The shelter has reportedly seen an influx of puppies being abandoned following the end of hunting season.

From Front page by Benjamin Park Police were reportedly called late on Monday evening about a potential incident and moved to the home of the victim, located in the small town of La Viñuela, which has no more than 2,000 residents. After officers found MrsFortes Molina’s body, they attempted to locate her partner, Jose Manuel Olea, who, according to Spanish news outlets, witnesses claim they had seen fleeing the scene in his car shortly before the body was found by the Guardia Civil A trail of blood was allegedly left up to where her partner’s car had been parked and police were quickly made aware that he lived in Marbella, so Local Police were notified. After a search the man was found in his car on Calle Juan de la Cierva in Marbella and was reportedly covered in blood. Spanish media are reporting that when asked by officers what happened, the 47year-old responded: “I don’t remember what I’ve done, I’ve drunk a lot.”

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BRUTAL ASSAULT: Maria Adela Fortes Molina (inset) was found with multiple stab wounds at her home in La Viñuela. After the alleged confession, Local Police in Marbella reportedly took the man for a breathalyser test and it reportedly came back as 0.0. He was then arrested for the alleged murder. Spanish media also report that the suspect allegedly has a

history of gender violence. Olea allegedly had seven previous complaints of mistreatment and has a restraining order against one woman, but Governmental Delegate for Andalucia, Antonio Sanz, confirmed that there was no prior com-

plaint of gender violence from the victim. Fortes Molina, who had lost her husband to a heart attack before she was 40, also lost her teenage son to degenerative disease multiple sclerosis only two months ago.

Neighbours told Spanish media that the couple had ‘met on the internet’ a few months ago. One said: “I was very happy and excited, but we told her to be careful, that she did not know him, although he even told her he was a policeman.” Following Fortes Molina’s death, Director of the Andalucian Women’s Institute, Elena Ruiz said in a statement that incidents such as this “will continue to be repeated while society tolerates the sexist system that this society is built upon, and in which some abusive men hide behind to believe they will not be punished while they subdue and mistreat their partners.” She also said that abusers “do not feel criminal because they have a macho consciousness, backed by a patriarchal cultural system that reproduces gender roles, placing women as sexual objects and as property of men.”


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CRACKDOWN: Estepona port and (inset) packages of cocaine.

Costa drugs haul Record €120 million coke sting launched DRUGS police have launched another spectacular swoop on the Costa del Sol. It comes after five people were held and 3,500 kilos of cocaine, worth around €120 million were seized during raids on two properties in Estepona. The haul is a record for Malaga Province and among

the largest busts ever in Spain. More than two tons of the drug were recovered from a house on an urbanisation near the H10 Estepona Palace hotel, with the remainder hidden in containers of salt in an industrial unit. Investigations remain open as detectives continue to probe the case, with further

arrests not ruled out. The sting is the string in a succession of recent anti-drug operations on the Costa del Sol. Notorious cocaine kingpin Sito Miñanco was last week arrested in Algeciras, while the earlier seizure of cocainestuffed pineapples led to the arrest of 72-year-old mob

boss ‘La Laca,’ thought to be the biggest smuggler in North Africa. In December, police in Algeciras, Cadiz, unearthed six tonnes of Colombian cocaine worth €210 million in a container transporting bananas, ending what was a record year for seizures of the drug in Spain.

IT has become clear that the majority of expatriates living in Europe are opposed to Brexit and would prefer to maintain the status quo. Looking back, it would appear that David Cameron could not have been more mistaken in his belief that the British electorate would vote to remain in the European Union, and had he not been so gung ho, he could still be in power. The concept of expatriate rights to vote has been something of a moveable feast with no obvious rhyme nor reason to the current 15-year limit, which has also been 20 years and seven years at different times. One of the election promises given by the conservatives prior to the 2015 general election, was that expatriates who had been registered to vote, or had been born in the UK would have the right to vote, granting the franchise back to those who had lost it. That was three years ago and finally, the government is getting its act together in order to return the vote, but arguably for Cameron and the country it’s too little, too late! Having found the time to force through the referendum bill, it was ironic that the government couldn’t actually grant the promised rights to the disenfranchised, who were probably more interested in voting on their immediate future than voting in a second general election (which they missed anyway). Had Mr Cameron actually given expatriates the right to vote in the referendum it is possible that Brexit would be a broken dream for the likes of Nigel Farage, David Davis and Jacob Rees Mogg.

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NEWS EXTRA Blooming late LOW temperatures in the Costa del Sol have reportedly caused delays in the blossoming of almond trees, with those close to the coast flowering as normal but plants further inland still bare.

First flight JET2 marked 15 years of flights from Britain to Malaga’s airport, by serving passengers bound for Leeds-Bradford Airport from the Costa del Sol, with sweets and cake, with airport and company officials joining the celebrations.

Area protected THE Spanish government and the Junta de Andalucia regional government, have approved the designation of the Sierra de las Nieves as a national park, making it the third nationally protected area in the province.

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Fury as jailed animal killer continues to profit by Matt Ford A COSTA DEL SOL council has sparked outrage after it emerged that an ex-animal shelter boss, jailed for slaughtering hundreds of cats and dogs continues to rake in cash from the facility. The latest controversy comes just weeks after Carmen Marin, who formerly ran Torremolinos’ municipal cat and dog sanctuary, was ordered to spend three years and nine months in prison in a landmark court decision. She was found guilty of killing thousands of animals from 2008 2010, despite preaching a zero sacrifice policy But her company Parque Animal [Animal Park] continues to own the lease on the public land where the shelter is built, after agreeing a 50-year contract with the council in 1998.

The site has been rented to a firm named Home Animals since 2012, according to reports. And Marin also retains a second town hall deal covering a ‘caseta’ on the municipal fairground, that operates as a bar ‘throughout the year ’ and is allegedly sublet to a private individual on an illegal basis. The Society for the Protection of Animals in Malaga has written to the mayor of Torremolinos, Jose Ortiz, to demand that he tear up the existing contracts and appoint a new board of directors ‘who prioritise the animals.’ The move is backed by president of Malaga City’s municipal shelter, Carmen Manzano, who told local media that it is ‘inexplicable’ that Marin continues to profit from council contracts. Ms Manzano is due later this week to meet with environment councillor

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RENTAL RICHES: The lease on the former municipal animal shelter is still owned by Carmen Marin (inset). Cesar Carrasco to discuss the issue, and she is set to suggest that a new board should include members of several Torremolinos-based animal associations, plus former Parque Animal employees. She will also offer to manage the facility in the short term, as the town currently lacks a municipal shelter, meaning stray or abandoned cats and dogs are taken elsewhere. Marin was, in December 2016, found guilty of systematically euthanising cats and dogs under her care ‘without any veterinary control or form of sedation, using inadequate methods and lower doses than recommended, causing prolonged agony.’

The shelter received council money f or each new ar r i val , and t he ki l l i ngs gener at ed huge pr of i t s, which she blew on a range of perks including luxury holidays, expensive cars and cosmetic surgery. She was eventually imprisoned in November 2017 after losing a string of appeals, while an ex-employee was recently handed a one-year sentence for aiding and abetting. A number of local action groups have been campaigning for the contracts to be scrapped and accuse the town hall of ‘not lifting a finger,’ despite a year of assurances and in the wake of a successful election campaign during which the shelter was exploited for ‘political gains.’


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‘MISSING’: Alex Batty and (inset) Melanie Batty.

Gran’s appeal to find ‘missing’ boy THE grandmother of a boy who went missing with his mum and granddad after a holiday to the Costa del Sol in Spain has appealed for the public’s help on his 12th birthday. Susan Caruana, 62, is the legal guardian of her grandson Alex Batty but has not seen him since he flew to Malaga with his mother, Melanie, 37, and his grandfather David, 58, on September 30. Caruana said Alex was “bright, very cheerful, very affectionate,” adding: “I love him so much. I’m beginning to think I may never see him again. I just hope this appeal helps to find him. I just die inside a little bit more every day.” DS Pete Morley, from Greater Manchester Police, said, “It’s Alex’s 12th birthday today and instead of being at home with his grandmother and friends, we don’t know where he is … I would implore any of Melanie’s or David’s friends, who might have heard from them, to please contact police immediately.” Alex Batty, who was 11years-old at the time he was

reported missing more than four weeks after he went on the pre-agreed trip but failed to return. The three flew into Malaga airport on September 20, 2017, and stayed in the Benahavis area near Marbella. Police enquiries have since revealed the family left Benahavis and may have tried to head to Melilla, the Spanish enclave, in the north of Morocco from Malaga Port on October 8. Caruana said she believed her daughter and former partner had run away with the boy because they wanted him to have ‘an alternative lifestyle.’ Melanie Batty has previously lived in a commune in Morocco with her son. “The reason I believe they have done this is that basically my lifestyle, my belief systems, are not what they agree with. “They didn’t want him to go to school, they don’t believe in mainstream school.” Although Greater Manchester police officers do not believe Alex is at risk of harm, they are concerned about his welfare and want to bring him home to his guardian.

Detective Inspector Lindsay Booth from Oldham’s Public Protection Division said, “Our main priority is finding Alex and bringing him home. “His guardian is understandably extremely upset and is desperate to get him home. “We have followed extensive enquiries and we know Melanie has visited Morocco a number of times before and we believe she could have travelled with Alex to there. “I am appealing to anyone who recognises this young boy or Melanie, or has been in contact with them, to please get in touch with us. “It might be that you were staying in the same resort as them, are friends from home and have heard from them through social media or texts, or that you might have some knowledge of their plans.” Alex is described as white, about 5ft tall, slim, has blonde hair and speaks with a northern accent. Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 8972 (+44 161 856 8972 if you are abroad) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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NEWS EXTRA Water scam uncovered MORE than 250 cases of fraud relating to water supply were identified by a local utility business in Benalmadena, including the changing of the meter and connecting to pipes without a subscription.

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More police AUTHORITIES in Marbella have proposed increasing security around the Puerto Banus area to offer help to visitors if they become the victims of crimes, the second such initiative since 2013.

Car fines THE amount collected by authorities in Malaga for traffic fines was almost €127 million between 2011 and the end of last year, with more than 1,670,000 issued during that time.

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GENIUS: Antonio Banderas and (inset) Pablo Picasso. ‘GENIUS: PICASSO,’ the National Geographic television series partly shot on Spain’s Costa del Sol, will premiere on April 24 it has been announced. This second season of the Emmynominated series will star Antonio Banderas, one of Malaga’s most fa-

mous sons, playing another - the painter Pablo Picasso. Alex Rich plays the young Pablo. Some key scenes were shot in southern Spain, including the house where the painter was born, the church where he was baptised and the bullring that inspired him in his youth

but locations also included Barcelona, Paris, Budapest and Malta. It is expected the 10-episode series will be released in 172 countries and 43 languages. The first season, based on Einstein’s biography, was nominated for the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes.

THE National Police is conducting an investigation to clarify the circumstances around the death of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a jacuzzi. The woman was discovered in a flat in Torremolinos, and current evidence points to her drowning after falling unconscious from a gas leak. She was with her boyfriend who survived despite also passing out from gas inhalation, but he was not in the jacuzzi at the time. He awoke in the early hours and called the emergency services to raise the alarm about his unresponsive girlfriend. Paramedics unfortunately could do nothing to save her and the case has since been taken over by investigators. After a detailed inspection of the property, scientific police established that a gas heater was in the same room as the jacuzzi, and that it was malfunctioning. The initial results of the autopsy are leading investigators towards an accidental fatality hypothesis. In forensic terms, it is known as the ‘sweet death,’ as carbon monoxide poisoning does not produce a sensation of suffocation.


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NEWS EXTRA Council diversity AUTHORITIES in Marbella have presented plans to improve conditions for LGBTQ council workers, which the mayor of the city said were the first of their kind in the country.

Aid meals A TORREMOLINOS Partido Popular councillor has called on local authorities to go ahead with proposals to provide aid for school dinners that was first requested in October 2017.

Hotel works A SPANISH organisation which advises the UN culture body UNESCO has recommended that Malaga Council halt the building of the planned Torre del Puerto hotel over its possible environmental impact.

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Outrage at animal abuse horrors by Tom Woods REPRESENTATIVES from Ladram, a new residents’ association dedicated to the protection of animals, have hit out at cases of ‘systematic abuse’ in Casabermeja. They have also criticised Malaga Council for its apparent inactivity over the issue, as well as the Guardia Civil and Local Police. The group have collected evidence including photos of dead dogs with clear signs of abuse, as well as several abandonment cases where animals have spent months tied to a post. Ladram has written a number of times to the council demanding that action is taken and that appropriate punishments are given to abusers and irresponsible owners. Residents in the area are particularly appalled by a recent case where three dogs were found be-

ENOUGH’S ENOUGH: Locals are urging the council to tackle animal abuse. headed in the Guadalmedina river. A further case that Ladram reported to the Local Police involved the discovery of three puppies in a plastic bag, showing symptoms of being beaten.

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The council maintains that it is doing everything in its power to tackle the situation, including the training of Local Police, expediting cases, and drawing up more robust plans for prosecution.

DESPITE being on a mountain with a good view, the office of Virus Total - whose mission is to improve global cyber security - is not located in Mountain View, the headquarters of its parent company Google. In fact its dozen employees are based in a villa in Malaga. When Google bought the start-up, the group had the opportunity to up sticks to California, but opted instead to stay put. However, the team appear to enjoy all the perks that have become synonymous with a typical Google office, with breaks in the garden, table football and unstructured work schedules. The manager of Virus Total’s office, Stephen Gillett, says that it is “one of the main intelligence services against malware in the world. Security threats are growing faster than the equipment and budgets dedicated to them, and there is a huge shortage of talent.” The success of the local company reportedly comes from the fact that the whole team are the finest cyber security programmers out there, and are also bilingual to facilitate calls with Silicon Valley. As long as they can stay in Malaga, the team at Virus Total say they will be at the forefront of the protective online army.


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BEAUTY: HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in Gibraltar. (inset) The polished stalactite.

Queen Elizabeth makes historic visit to Gibraltar by John Smith THE Royal Navy’s most recent and expensive vessel, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has made Gibraltar its first port of call outside of the UK. Still undergoing sea trials and on a six-week deployment for operational training, the aircraft carrier sailed into Gibraltar last Friday. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, along with His Excellency the Governor, the Deputy Chief

Minister and other local dignitaries, were invited on board for lunch by the captain. During the lunch, Mr Picardo welcomed the ship and her crew to Gibraltar. Prior to the lunch Mr Picardo said “I and every Gibraltarian will be proud that Gibraltar is able to host HMS Queen Elizabeth at Gibraltar port on her first stop outside of the United Kingdom. “Gibraltar continues to offer an important strategic advantage to the Ministry of

Defence, and Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted to offer whatever logistical assistance we are able to. “On behalf of the people of Gibraltar, I will present the captain with a polished cross-section of a stalactite from inside the Rock of Gibraltar, to serve as a permanent reminder that the rock is the Royal Navy’s constant, unwavering and welcoming home in the Mediterranean.”

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Council gives green light to park makeover THE green heart of Benalmadena, La Paloma park, will be getting a much welcome upgrade in its facilties. Benalmadena Council has pledged to invest more than €155,000 on improvements, after receiving criticism from residents and traders for the poor state of the facilities. The park has been one of the great tourist attractions of the town, with thousands of people visiting every day. Funding is being allocated to replace all deteriorating apparatus, and to increase the number of litter bins and cash machines. A new drip irrigation system will also be installed for the cactus area, and new plants will be

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SPLASHING OUT: The council has agreed to provide funds for the park. added to the three botanical collections in the park. Children’s play areas will be renovated to comply with safety regulations, and surveillance will be increased on weekends. New information boards about sculptures and other artworks have been intro-

duced, and an enclosure for the expanding chicken population has been built. In addition, various repair works are being carried out to the infrastructure of the park, which was voted in 2014 as one of the best 25 parks in Europe by TripAdvisor.

TIMBER! Brit tourist hit by falling palm tree A BRITISH tourist who was lapping up some sunshine at a beach bar on one of Spain’s costas was struck, literally, by the beauty of their surrounds. They were hit on the head by a dead section falling from the palm tree above, on the Costa del Sol. Fire fighte rs on a tur nt abl e l adder,

armed with chain saws, were called to perform some tree surgery to make the pal m t r ee saf e, on t he beach j ust off Malaga’s seafront promenade. It is reported the tourist quickly recover ed f r om t hei r cl ose shave and t he shock by downing four glasses of white wine.


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Taxi driver arrested after €2,000 tourist theft

BAD DRIVER: Arrested for €2,000 theft from passengers at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport.

A TAXI driver has been arrested by police after the alleged theft of €2,000 from passengers arriving in Spain. It is claimed he took a vanity case from a luggage trolley at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport while tourists from Paris were distracted loading luggage into another taxi at the arrivals area. National Police officers arrested the 33-year-old man in Malaga. The tourists’ documents were recovered but only €500 in cash.

Brothers accused of sexually assaulting disabled student TWO schoolchildren, who allegedly sexually abused a classmate in Malaga, have been placed under investigation by police. The boys, aged 15 and 11 at the time of the assault, were accused of abusing the 14-year-old last summer. The two suspects reportedly sexually assaulted their classmate, who has special educational needs, in an abandoned swimming pool near the school last summer. The alleged abuse was later uncovered

following a fight at the school involving one of the suspects in October. Teachers at the school intervened, at which point the 14-year-old made the claims about the abuse. He said he had not reported it earlier because of shame. Police were then called and an investigation was opened. The 14-year-old’s mother has since told police that the two suspects were still in the school and that one shared classes

with her son. Lawyers acting for the 14year-old are set to request a restraining order for the suspects and for them to be transferred to other schools. Sonia Gaya, the Junta de Andalucia regional government’s education spokesperson, said authorities had measures designed to protect underage victims they would activate if necessary. The younger of the two suspects is immune from prosecution.


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RED HANDED: The two bags carried by the arrested Spaniard.

Two men held for tobacco smuggling by John Smith AFTER the opposition party in Gibraltar criticised the government’s record on controlling tobacco, Customs are now smoking out the smugglers. Following a number of high profile busts last week, HM Customs Marine Section, assisted by Gibraltar Defence

police officers, have seized approximately 150 cartons of cigarettes and arrested a Spanish national at Western Beach. The individual was arrested on Tuesday night when spotted trying to swim across to Spain pushing two large bags which contained the cigarettes. In a separate incident HM Customs arrested a Spanish

national whilst attempting to export a commercial amount of rolling tobacco in his vehicle. A thorough search of the vehicle revealed specially designed compartments containing 425 packets of rolling tobacco. Both detainees have been released on bail until a later date when they are due to appear at the Magistrates Court.

Firefighters save lost hikers TWO people who got lost after climbing the La Concha peak have been rescued by firefighters. The fire station in Marbella received a call from the people who were able to send them their location via their phone. Firefighters then set about looking for the hikers who had lost their way on the moun-

tain’s trail after night fall. They had become disorientated in the darkness and had begun heading back up the mountain. They were found around an hour after they made the call and were found without warm clothes. The hikers were reportedly in good health despite cold weather.


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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Police raided a building in Melilla that housed women forced into sex work.

Four arrested in sex trafficking sting FOUR people who allegedly forced women to become prostitutes in a system of ‘semi-slavery’ have been arrested by the Guardia Civil. A fifth person is also under investigation. The Melilla-based gang made the Moroccan women, some of whom were children, pay once they got pregnant to find Spanish men who could claim to be their baby’s father. The three men and one woman behind the trafficking network did this so their children would be Spanish nation-

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als once born, according to police accusations. Police seized three kilos of hashish, doses of cocaine prepared for consumption, cash, mobile phones, documents and passports in a raid on two floors of a building in the city. The investigation began when the Guardia Civil discovered the existence of the network which they said recruited undocumented Moroccan women in the Spanish enclave in order to exploit them. The women were struggling to make ends meet for them-

Roads had to be closed or restricted during the recent bad weather in Spain according to the DGT

selves and their families and had little, if any, chance of finding work without documentation. Once the gang met the women they were then taken to a building where they were kept and forced into prostitution. The two floors of the building were also used to sell drugs and contraband tobacco and alcohol. The women were made to practise sex work according to a non-stop schedule and were forced to take drugs to keep them going. They were also encouraged to sell them to their clients, according to reports. Police allege the women had no freedom under what they said was a regime that resembled slavery. They were also charged for staying in the building and for its maintenance, leaving them with little money left over. Some of the women who became pregnant were made to look for Spanish men who could be registered as their baby’s father. The child would then gain Spanish citizenship and the mother a residency card. The women were made to pay for this process. The alleged leader of the gang, a 40-year-old Moroccan national, controlled the price and number of services the women were made to provide. He has now been arrested along with the other suspects and proceedings have been sent to a court in Melilla.


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Thigh’s the limit: Painting covered in Spanish church for being ‘too sexy’

TOO SEXY?: The painting covered for being ‘too erotic.’

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A PAINTING depicting the Apostle Santiago has been covered in a church in Membrilla for reportedly being ‘too sexy and erotic.’ The portrait was donated to the church by renowned Membrillan artist Antonio Ximenez Muñoz, and portrays the Apostle in a kneelength tunic. According to Spanish media, the painter visited his hometown of Membrilla last summer and was shocked to see that the painting was no longer present in the Sacristy. It has reportedly been covered and out of sight ‘for years’ after being considered to be too erotic by the church’s current pastor. And Ximenez, now 87 and living in Miami, has reportedly given the current pastor of the church a deadline to either redisplay the painting or return it. Spanish media have also reported that a writer, who is creating Ximenez’s biogra-

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phy, moved to Membrilla and asked to see the painting and was not allowed. Across a long successful career, Ximenez has been exhibited together alongside Antoni Tapies and Picasso, while his work has been displayed in prestigious galleries across the world including Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Buenos Aires.

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UK government may extend expatriate voters’ rights BRITISH expatriates who have lived abroad for more than 15 years could soon be able to vote in the country’s elections, the government has said. The announcement is part of plans to enfranchise anyone living overseas who was previously a resident of or registered to vote in Britain. Plans for expatriate voting rights are currently making their way through Parliament and have now received official government backing. The second reading of the Overseas Electors Bill, tabled by Glyn Davies MP, is set for February 23. Chloe Smith, Britain’s Constitution Minister said the plans were part of the country’s efforts to show it was an outward-looking nation. “Participation in our democracy is a fundamental part of being British, no mat-

VOTING RIGHTS: Britons who have lived abroad for more than 15 years are currently not allowed to cast their vote in the country. ter how far you have travelled from the UK. “It is right that we should remove the 15-year time limit on voting rights of British citizens living overseas and allow those who previously lived in the UK the chance to participate in our democracy,” she said. The announcement follows a commitment to extend expatriate voting rights made by the governing Conserva-

tive party in their election manifesto. A public consultation held on the proposal has now closed. Current rules state that people who have been out of the country for longer than 15 years lose the vote in British elections and referendums. Expatriates have the lowest level of voter registration of any group, according to government sources.


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Sex, lies and videotape A MAN who spent 15 hours and €4,000 in a Valencia brothel has been fined €2,400 after lying to police to cover his tracks. After reportedly partying with a number of girls at the Even11 sex club, the reveller presented himself at a Local Police station the next morning. He told officers that an unknown person had slipped drugs into his drink two nights earlier, causing him to lose his memory until he came round in his hotel at 6.30pm the next day. His wife had alerted police that he had dis-

appeared from his home in Burgos, northern Spain, and that €3,900 had vanished from their joint bank account. But a combination of security camera footage and witness testimonies revealed that he had entered the club just after 3.30am, before taking the money from a cash machine inside while accompanied by a prostitute. A judge in a Valencian court concluded that his police statement ‘had no bearing on reality’ and that he had left home ‘without informing his partner before partying at a hostess club.’

‘Drunk’ mother arrested with baby POLICE in Spain have arrested a woman for allegedly being drunk in the street and carrying a baby ‘on the verge of hypothermia’ in temperatures of -2 celsius in the early hours of the morning. Police said the baby was totally soaked and without warm clothes or a coat when they stopped the woman in

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Of Catalans are in favour of euthanasia, according to a government poll.

girl sleeping and with the house windows open. The girl confirmed that she had been alone since she left school in the afternoon and that the only thing she had eaten was a sandwich. Police took the little girl to her grandparents’ house to take care of her. The father told the police of his intention to denounce the mother of the two children for ‘abandonment of minors.’

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A cracking result Foundation puts smile on face of photographer by Karl Smallman

JASMINE: The rescue cat that will live with David.

POPULAR Costa del Sol photographer David Toms, who was left paralysed after a motorbike accident, has taken delivery of two special items. First to arrive was a new €1,500 physiotherapy bed that is critical for his rehabilitation. The bed was generously donated by The Smile Foundation which was set up by CLC World Resorts & Hotels in 1999 in Spain to support organisations on the Costa del Sol. Funding is generated through member and staff contributions, fundraising activities and donations from CLC World, with fundraising events regularly held across CLC World’s Spanish and Tenerife resorts. Already David and his physio, Sandra, are achieving great results and they hope to increase his sessions to five times a week in the near future. David’s improvement in his short time at Jasmine Care Services in Alhaurin de la Torre is impressive and he’s now regularly seen whizzing around the grounds in his electric wheelchair. The little chiringuito located by the swimming pool is a great little spot and David’s become a regular there! And, David’s also taken delivery of a

THERAPY BED: For rehabilitation. new companion - a ‘mature’ rescue cat that will live with him at Jasmine. David’s also starting to get out and about more with a trip to the beach in Los Alamos. He was desperate to see the sea he hadn’t seen for more than 18 months and enjoyed fish and chips (and maybe a small beer!) at the seaside. He’s also enjoyed a trip out to Venta El Madrono, on the San Pedro to Ronda road, to meet up with some of his biking pals. The next fundraising event to help fund David’s care is a professional photography seminar on February 24 at Sunset Beach which David will also be attending.

HOW YOU CAN HELP IN JUST FIVE MINUTES... CURRENTLY, David receives no financial support from the state, apart from a minimal monthly amount for permanent disability, although the paperwork is currently in progress. This means his support team relying almost solely on donations for David’s care on a month-to-month basis. For an easy way of giving on a regular basis go to: www.fundmemonthly.com/fund/ david-toms/ Or you can donate via: www.gofundme.com/2s7mrahs And if you wish to set up a direct debit please contact jackie@manifestodesign.com for a form.


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Community Law Corner By José Luis Navarro Solicitor for Intercala Administration

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with Pete Woodall, Woody’s Los Boliches

LIVING within a community will at some point probably lead to a disagreement with someone about something. However when a disagreement sours and turns into conflict, this can be a problem. Fortunately there are several ways communities can resolve such ‘problems.’ The simplest way is to reach an agreement without the help of a third party and move on. However disputes within a community will often fair better with the help of a third party, a mediator who understands both sides of an argument and seeks to forge an agreement between the two. This role will often be taken on by the community administrator who although has no power to impose a solution, often has the experience and knowledge needed to bring about an amicable solution. Meditation is popular, there are no winners or losers, no one loses face, the harmony of the

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Arbitration tribunals community is maintained and usually there is very little or no cost involved. Other solutions can be more involved. Some conflicts could be brought to a head by one party taking the other to court and relying on a judicial sentence to determine the outcome. Alternatively, providing the disputing factions agree, an arbitration tribunal can be asked to decide. However if both parties involved opt for a resolution by tribunal they cannot go back to the courts later, but choosing a tribunal has advantages. Firstly, celerity. It is said, nothing is more unjust than a late justice, and it’s no secret that Spanish courts being completely overloaded, are notoriously slow. A tribunal is often far swifter. Secondly, simplicity of procedure. Courts can be so complex it is next to impossible to predict all their requirements and cases just get bogged down in red tape and paperwork. Thirdly, specialisation and certainty. This is probably the most important advantage of ar-

bitration. The binding decision will be not issued by a judge but by a tribunal body that specialises in community matters. Judges must resolve a broad spectrum of cases on countless subjects, involving a multitude of disputes. There is little guarantee different judges will have the same in-depth knowledge and experience, consequently similar cases will not necessarily be resolved with a similar verdict. Predictability is far stronger with an arbitration tribunal as the interpretation of community law will nearly always be the same for similar situations. The College (association) of Administrators for the province of Malaga has such an arbitration tribunal for disputes concerning community issues. Not only will the tribunal usually be faster and cheaper than going to court, a community administrator registered with the college can ask for a preliminary report to predict the probable legal outcome of the tribunal for most situations. Whereas, as explained,

courts will not provide a uniform answer for similar situations. Knowing the probable outcome beforehand, means many cases will be dropped before they get to the tribunal. A tribunal is also a fast and cost effective tool for resolving disputes between communities and companies. For example, if a company is asked to restore the façade of a building, the contract can easily include a clause stating; in the event of conflict, the conflict will be resolved by an arbitration tribunal. As arbitration proceedings must be resolved within sixmonths the community and the company will not have to wait long for their answers, whereas with judicial courts the sentencing can take forever and a day. Therefore it is well worth communities considering appointing an administrator who is registered with the official College of Property Administrators for their province and avail themselves of the benefits and decisions of a judicial arbitration tribunal.


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RBL celebrate Valentine’s Day MEMBERS and guests of the Coin Branch of the Royal British Legion celebrated Valentine’s Day with a dinner dance at La Tavola by Miky. P opp y Ap p e a l Off ic e r George Chaney struck a terrific d e a l wi t h Mi k y a n d everyo n e e n j o y e d a t w o course meal plus live entertainment for €15 per person last Friday. The entertainer for the evening was Lesley Harrison who was helped along by her friend Alicia Lane. Towards the end of the evening the Valentine couples were bashing the balloons around the room and having way too much fun. Alicia commented that it was more like a children’s party than a senior citizens

MUST BE LOVE: The RBL at La Tavola. dinner dance. Whatever the case, the function raised €304 for the 2018 Poppy Appeal. The Coin branch has a full entertainment programme

right up to Easter, details of which can be found at www.coinrbl.info/. Why not take a look and consider joining one of the most active and friendly groups in the area?

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Go tropical THE village of Almuñecar on the Costa Tropical is often bypassed in favour of its pop-

ular coastal neighbour Nerja, but this picturesque fishing hotspot should by no means

be overlooked if you happen to be in the area. While the stunning beaches are a major draw, there is much more on offer in this little-known town to explore. Many people aren’t aware that the English writer Laurie Lee was well acquainted with Almuñecar; in fact he was staying in the town when the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 and it was even the subject of the final chapter of As I walked Out One Midsummer ’s Morning. As a result, a statue paying homage to the writer was unveiled in in 1988, which sits at the end of a row of beach bars on the Paseo del Altillo and is worth a visit. The old town is a quaint jumble of whitewashed houses and winding lanes, which are lavishly decorated with jasmine and geraniums. It

BEACH LIFE: An aerial view of San Cristobal beach in Almuñecar

may be a steep climb to get to the top, but the views over the bay are definitely worth it. The impressive San Miguel Castle dates from the town’s Moorish period and is more than 600 years old. It

was used as a cemetery for over 130 years before restorative work on the castle began in 1986 and it is now home to an informative archaeological museum packed with historical artefacts.


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Euro star THE S we d i sh p o p s ta r M å n s Zelmer l ö w h a s b e c o me an overnight TV sensation in Britain follow i n g h i s g i g c o -h o s tin g BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide with viewers calling out on social media f o r h i m t o p r e s en t mo re shows.

Backing off THE leader of Sweden’s anti-immigration Democrat party seems to have backed away from his push for a burqa ban, following Denmark’s proposal to prohibit fullface ve i l s, sa y i n g i t w o u ld b e

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Squeezed out “problematic.” A DUTCH newspaper claims domestic students are being denied places at Dutch universities due to the increasing numbers of foreign applicants who apply to study degrees taught in English.

Bank error A S T U D E N T from the U S ha s been refused the right to stay in Sweden because she transferred mo n ey to h er p a re nts for s a fe keeping, causing her account to d ro p b elo w th e €8,100 fore ign non-EU students need to get residency.

Help up high THE mountain rescue services in Sweden’s mountains were called

SUPERSTAR: Måns Zelmerlöw woos the UK. out to more than 500 people last year, according to recent police figures, with 387 search and rescue operations executed in mountainous terrain.

Stay connected THE Netherlands have more household connections to the internet than any other country in Europe according to the National Statistics Office, with 98 per cent of Dutch homes online.

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A 95-METRE hole that appeared in a major motorway in northeast Germany has made the area’s tourist industry nervous, as repairs are set to last until 2021.

In a jam MUNICH was named traffic jam capital of Germany again by a study re-

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leased by traffic data provider Inrix which revealed that motorists spent 51 hours stuck in traffic jams last year, four hours longer than in 2016.

Going 3D A PEDESTRIAN crossing that uses 3D visual effects to make it look like it’s floating, might soon be installed in the

city of Braunschweig’s Lehndorf district to increase road safety.

Finally! ANGELA MERKEL’S conservative party has agreed on a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats, ending months of political deadlock following the German election.

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AIR FRANCE cancelled dozens of Paris flights due to heavy snow while travellers in the region also experienced widespread disruption to the roads and rail services.

NEW laws in Belgium decree that the majority of the country’s two million cats must be sterilised to control the stray population, making it the first country in the world to force residents to neuter their felines.

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THE French environment minister Nicolas Hulot had to fend off ‘shameful’ rumours of sexual harassment following accusations allegedly from the granddaughter of a famous politician which date back to 1997.

BELGIAN police reportedly helped their peers in the UK, France and the Netherlands to dismantle a large smuggling ring suspected of having taken hundreds of Kurds illegally to Britain.

Case closed THE ride-sharing platform Uber won a case filed by a French driver claiming he should be considered an employee, and received reimbursement for holidays and expenses, after the judge decided the company was simply an intermediary.

Call to arms FRANCE announced plans to increase spending on defence by more than 40 per cent to meet NATO targets after Donald Trump complained that Europe is not pulling its weight.

On thin ice ONE in four Belgian borrowers are allegedly in a ‘delicate’ financial position according to a survey by the Banque Nationale de Belgique, with 26 per cent of households unable to make their mortgage payments.

Royal trip QUEEN MATHILDE visited Ghana for three days as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to determine how the country is alleviating poverty, strengthening equality and justice and fighting against the effects of climate change.

C H EFS f or Nor way’s Wi nt er Olympic team at the South Korean games accidentally ordered 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 eggs needed following an order mix up.

Going green THE UK revealed it wants to copy Norway’s bottle recycling system, which has existed since 1992 and is based on paying citizens a small surcharge when they return bottles via specific machines.

Heating hike ELECTRICITY bills in the Netherlands were 12.8 per cent higher in January as inflation reached 1.5 per cent and the price of gas rose by 5.9 per cent.

Moo point ALLEGEDLY 2,100 dairy farms in the Netherlands lie about the age of the cows they have to get round stringent rules about manure and phosphate reduction.

Topping sales SALES of frozen pizza in Norway have increased for the fourth year in a row according to figures from analysis agency Nielsen, with 50 million of the frozen meals sold last year.

Party scandal THE former deputy leader of Norway’s Labour party, Trond Giske, will reportedly return to parliament following allegations of sexual harassment which caused him to take a leave of absence.

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MP mucks up A DANISH politician who drove his car after taking cocaine has lost his job and been given a fine and a three-year driving ban. He also confirmed the incident on his Facebook page.

Burqa ban THE Danish government has proposed a ban on Islamic full-face veils and is expected to present the bill to parliament in the spring. Those who violate the ban could face a fine of 1,000 kroner (€134).

Building blaze POLICE have arrested a 27-yearold man from Jutland on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out in his building; luckily no one was injured in the blaze.

Mind matters THE number of children and young people in Denmark diagnosed with anxiety and depression has trebled over the last decade, according to the Danish Health Data Authority.


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SPANISH supermarket chain Mercadona has strengthened its position as national market leader. The company last year accounted for 24.1 per cent of supermarket sales in Spain - a year-on-year rise of 1.2 per cent - according to an annual report by consumer consultancy Kantar Worldpanel. Nine out of 10 Spanish families bought at least one product from a Mercadona store during 2017, and the Valencian firm was responsible for 20 per cent of all fresh product

Number’s up for online gambling raft of new rules were nipped in the bud in the wake of strong criticism from the sector and a lack of agreement with other political groups. The new laws also prevent betting companies from using celebrities or fictional characters ‘attractive or striking to children’ in adverts, and extends to promotion of the football pools and all forms of lottery.

Yacht a disaster LUXURY boat builder Oyster Yachts - which has a boatyard in Mallorca - has collapsed with 400 employees set to lose their jobs despite the firm receiving orders worth more than €90 million-worth in 2017.

Winding up ITALIAN multinational Enel has struck a deal for its Spanish subsidiary Endesa’s renewable energy firm Enel Green Power España to buy five wind farms from Madrid-based Elawan Energy and Genera Avante for €178 million.

X Factory SPAIN’S industrial output last December grew faster than at any point since May 2000, official data has revealed, with a year-on-year increase of 6.1 per cent far outstripping the forecasted 3.9 per cent rise.

Hotel outlay shoots up INVESTMENT in Spanish hotels has broken all records. A jaw-dropping €3.9 billion was spent last year, smashing the previous high of €2.6 billion set in 2015. More than 180 hotels changed hands, compared with 147 in 2016, while the average revenue generated by a room over the course of the year rose to

€119,000, a 30 per cent year-on-year increase. As 82 million foreign tourists flocked to the country, entrepreneurs splashed €478 million on converting existing properties into hotels and buying new plots. Revenue from the resort sector shot up by 69 per cent, outperforming its urban counterpart which grew by 31 per cent.

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sales across the country. French rival Carrefour placed second in the national ranking with an 8.7 per cent market share, 0.2 per cent up on 2016 after it launched a series of takeover bids for hypermarkets formerly belonging to Basque chain Eroski. Madrid-based brand Dia completed the top three as it scooped 8.2 per cent of the market, falling 0.3 per cent, while the Eroski Group also lost 0.3 per cent to finish the year with a 5.6 per cent share.

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The prime minister and I have gathered support and believe there exists a clear possibility the Spanish candidacy will win.” Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on his bid to clinch the European Central Bank vice presidency this year.

COMING CLEAN: Celebrities and ‘attractive’ people can no longer be used in ads.

THE Spanish government is launching a crackdown on gambling publicity. Radio and television adverts for online betting firms will be banned in ‘childrens’ hours,’ which are to run from 8-9am and 5-8pm. It is the second time that the Treasury has tried to restrict the placement of gambling promotion in the face of rising addiction among youngsters, but a

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THE European Union (EU) has handed Spain a financial boost. In a new report, the bloc has raised the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for 2018 from 2.5 to 2.6 per cent. The move suggests that the EU does not feel that the Catalan independence crisis has adversely affected the Spanish economy. Spain’s output is currently growing at a much faster pace than the EU average, but is likely to fall to 2.1 per cent by 2019.

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German chain Lidl continues its steady growth in Spain, with sales increasing by 0.2 per cent to take a 4.3 per cent portion of the market. “Mercadona is revamping its stores and has become fashionable again,” said Kantar Worldpanel’s retail director, Florencio Garcia, adding that the company is also leading the pack in online sales. Spanish households spent an average of €4,190 on groceries during 2017, with Catalans (€4,599) splashing out the most and Valencians (€3,932) the least.

€656m offload to spark buyout THE battle for Spanish toll operator Abertis goes on. It comes after the company agreed to sell its majority stake in satellite company Hispasat to national grid operator Red Electrica for around €656 million. And the move could speed up the battle between Hochtief - the German offshoot of Spanish constructor ACS - and Italian motorway operator Atlantia, with both companies having launched bids to buy Abertis. Spain’s stock market regulator rubber-stamped Atlantis’ bid in October but has not yet endorsed Hochtief’s offer.


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Roadmap for the future SPANISH car maker Seat has joined forces with French telecommunications behemoth Orange. The partnership will see the companies work together to turn the private car into the occupants’ ‘second digital home.’ In addition to the so-called connected car, the agreement will lay the groundwork for creating new entertainment options to improve driver and passenger experience, including bringing the digital home or office experience to car users. The firms will also launch a loyalty scheme offering benefits to those who buy into new ‘connectivity and mobility options’ as they are released. Speaking in the wake of contracts being signed, Seat’s head of business development, Arantxa Alonso said that “we feel privileged to have strategic arrangements with partners such as Orange that give a major boost to our development of car connectivity. “This partnership opens up a large collaborative space for both companies that are pursuing a common goal - promote the use of the connected car and make the car user’s experience easier and more efficient.” Luis Santos, Orange Spain’s director of innovation and new digital services, added: “This strategic agreement with Seat is a great step for Orange in its strategy of connected objects and Big Data and opens the door to innovations and new developments surrounding cars of the future, which will contribute to helping us achieve our goal of connecting our customers with what truly matters most to them.” Initial projects will reportedly focus on developing new audio, visual and educational apps focused on ensuring maximum safety while optimising functionality. The loyalty scheme will involve a cross-company series of offers

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based on frequency of use, with purchase discounts, rewards and gifts all set to feature in an attempt to ensure customers do not defect to other brands. The car manufacturer will also take advantage of Orange’s Big Data technology to glean insights into user preferences and develop products that most closely match their needs. It comes after Seat recently confirmed agreements with other multinationals, including Amazon - with plans to integrate the smart voice Alexa assistant in the company’s cars - and Google for its Waze navigation system.

DEAL SEES COUNTRIES INCREASE TIES SPAIN is cementing its business ties with Saudi Arabia. The level of investment between the two nations is set to skyrocket after officials met during the second session of the Saudi-Spanish Joint Committee in the Arabic country. Co-chaired by Spanish Secretary of State for Trade, Marisa Poncela Garcia, and Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid Al-Qasabi, a wide range of topics were reportedly discussed during the talks. Spanish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alvaro Iranzo, told local media: “The joint committee held the second session in [Saudi capital] Riyadh and the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation and issues and common interests, in accordance with the joint cooperation agreement that was signed by the two countries in Madrid on February 22, 2007.” He added that meetings are to be held in Madrid and Riyadh on an alternating basis, with the first having taken place in the Spanish capital in 2014. Mr Iranzo described the talks as “very successful” and revealed that the

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BIG BUSINESS: The Saudi and Spanish delegations sign new agreements.

committee discussed bilateral trade relations, the promotion of trade and economic relations, plus mutually-beneficial investment opportunities in commerce, investment, economy, energy, industry, mining, science, technology, water, agriculture, finance, housing and tourism. “Many aspects of bilateral relations were discussed with both sides keen to further enhance economic and technical cooperation in line with Vision

2030,” the envoy said. Building new collaborations in the private sector was also a hot topic, with exchange visits between delegates set to help identify import, export and investment opportunities, share expertise in the small and medium-sized business sectors, and enrich the experience of entrepreneurs. “Companies from the kingdom doing business in Spain, and Spanish companies working in Saudi Arabia, will be encouraged to help further enhance bilateral cooperation,” Mr Iranzo confirmed. Saudi firms SABIC and Alfanar have already made significant investments in Spain, building large factories, and the official revealed that trade between the countries “stands at €5.5 billion … and we have scope to further increase the volume. “Saudi Arabia is passing through an exciting time with Vision 2030, and Spain is willing to be a partner in development for a positive change and for national transformation.”

Google to help fend off e-shop expansion INTERNET giant Google is fighting back against online retailers. The firm’s general director in Spain and Portugal, Fuencisla Clemares, said that the company aims to be a key ally of high street shops in the battle against Amazon and other virtual rivals. “We are working closely with companies including El Corte Ingles, Carrefour and Mediamarkt to understand how we can help them be more successful retailers using our technological strength,” she said. Speaking at the New Economy forum in the Spanish capital Madrid, Ms Clemares added that online commerce is growing fast in Spain, and that traditional brands must find ways of competing which capitalise on their assets, particularly the in-store experience. Her comments come days after El Corte Ingles president, Dimas Gimeno, told Spanish media that his company “is seeking partnerships to resist Amazon.”

Question marks over €3.6bn deal BRITISH private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is ramping up attempts to buy a stake in Spanish utilities firm Gas Natural. The investment group aims to purchase a 20 per cent share from energy company Repsol, and is reportedly negotiating a deal to secure external financing to cover around a third of the cost, with the overall package set to be worth €3.6 billion. But the price has come into question after €3 billion was wiped off the company’s stock market value, after the Spanish government announced a series of potential cuts to electricity and gas company subsidies.


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SPANISH multimedia company Mediapro has signed a €3.15 billion deal to broadcast Italian football. The announcement comes after bosses from Italy’s Serie A pulled out of talks with Sky Italia after the latter refused to pay the sum, set by the league’s adviser Infront Sports & Media. Former Italian prime minister and AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset were also in the running. But the deal - which covers the next three seasons and must be rati-

fied by the Italian antitrust authority - has sparked outrage, with Sky suggesting it could take legal action. Under Italian regulations, Serie A rights cannot be held by a single company, but Mediapro has snapped up all packages available to independent intermediaries due to a lack of alternative bids, although they only cover the Italian domestic market. The sale of international rights will be handled by New York-based sports firm IMG, with the three-year deal reportedly worth €371 million per season.

Spain holiday sales slip as Turkey gains ground HOLIDAY giant Thomas Cook says that Turkey and Tunisia are hot destinations for UK holidaymakers in 2018, with Spain viewed as expensive. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser revealed that the brand is shifting capacity east this summer, with Turkey the standout market so far. “From all that we see so far, customers’ appetite for a summer holiday abroad shows no sign of slowing down. We’ve taken early action to meet strong demand for destinations in the eastern Mediterranean. “This has enabled us to shift capacity out of the Spanish islands where we have seen a continuation of the margin pressures we experienced last summer, particularly for the UK market.” Around 30 per cent of the company’s holiday

sales are traditionally to Spanish destinations, but last year the figure approached 40 per cent. Mr Fankhauser added: “The very strong demand for Spain is returning to slightly more normal levels. Spain is getting more expensive compared to the good value-for-money proposition we are seeing in the eastern Mediterranean.” Greece is also selling strongly, and the travel agent is about to relaunch in Tunisia, after a threeyear absence in the wake of the deadly Sousse beach attack during which 30 British holidaymakers were killed. The group’s revenue rose by 7 per cent to just under €2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, as it benefited from the collapse of airlines Monarch and Air Berlin.

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Back to the ‘norm’ this week! LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT ONE thing I am heartily sick of are the increasing issues in today’s society that appear to somehow, cause ‘offence.’ Whinging snowflakes, the luvvy PC brigade and female libbers, who constantly inveigle us, seem to exhume more of this self-righteous, attention seeking pathetic claptrap every day. Well, this week I’ve lined up a few of my own ‘dissents.’ And I have plenty! Beginning with the recent TV commercial, which shows in full close up, two girls sticking their tongues down each other’s throats. Aware as I am of the voyeuristic attraction of this, and by no means against this depiction in the context of a story line, I object most strongly to this being presented as an advertising ‘norm’ in front of young, impressionable children in my front room. What about the media onslaught of sneering ungrateful foreigners telling us how the British should run the country? The building of mosque after mosque, instigated by people from countries who don’t even accept the teaching of other religions, let alone the erection of buildings to worship them in. Normal heterosexuals being forced to accept extreme gender issues, often nastily.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Have we gone too far? The cruel bleeding to death of animals for Halal meat. Being told how to discipline your children, usually by those who have none of their own. Minorities being given undemocratic precedence over majorities, simply because they are minorities. Moves to change our time honoured, much loved fairy tales, because they are deemed sexist or encouragers of sexual abuse.

Children, who are already shy and confused, being forced to use ‘gender free’ toilets at schools. The removal of centuries old important works of art, merely because they are considered offensive to a very small minority. Unidentifiable people being allowed to walk among us masked and shrouded from head to foot. Being told by immigrants we should change our culture to accommodate theirs.

Benefit scroungers who consider their bone idle existence a ‘right.’ Authorities who, citing human rights, kowtow to the criminal perpetrators, while denying the rights of their victims. Women who would like us to re-establish Victorian attitudes, which presumably would include the placing of skirts on the legs of grand pianos. The term ‘Happy Holidays’ replacing the titles of our religious celebrations. The ongoing, paedophile abuse cover ups of politicians and celebrities. Being considered racist for uttering some incongruous trivial remark. Objected to by individuals, who, by their extreme reactions, reveal themselves as the biggest racists of all. Our appeasing, beleaguered police, afraid to react to the insults and disorder of ethnic minorities in case they get ‘upset’ or run riot. The growth of ‘no go’ areas and Sharia courts. And the biggest affront of all? Women who constantly gripe about men who never put the seat down! There you are. That should ‘offend’ just about everyone. Keep the faith Love Leapy columnists@euroweeklynews.com

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Spain ramps up fight against domestic violence

Taking on gender violence While love has been in the air to mark Valentine’s in recent days, gender violence continues to be a major concern across the country. David Noon looks at what measures Spain has already put in place and asks what more can be done? ALENTINE’S DAY is a time to celebrate, to unashamedly kiss in the streets without fear of being judged and to shower your other half in heart-shaped gifts. And while the presence of lovebirds frolicking gaily through the streets may turn the stomachs of singletons, it can be an especially traumatic time for the women, and men, who are trapped in an abusive relationship. For while a lot has been done - and is being done - to tackle

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domestic violence, it is still an ugly stain on the nation and the world as a whole. In 2017 alone, some 47 women had died at the hands of their partners in Spain. Thousands more domestic violence cases are reported each year, and more worryingly still is the number that go unreported. There were 28,281 officially registered female victims of gender-related violence in Spain in 2016, a 2.4 per cent rise from the previous year, according to the country’s National Statistics Institute (INE). The rate of abuse is highest in people aged 25-29, with three out of every 1,000 requiring some form of official protection. In terms of teens, there were 569 victims of domestic violence recorded in 2016, a slight decrease

PROTESTS: Thousands take to the streets in Madrid.

compared to the previous year. At the other end of the scale, complaints by women aged 75 and older increased by nearly 15 per cent, while offences against those aged between 40 and 44 increased by 8.5 per cent. Across all age ranges 24 per cent of domestic abuse cases relate to married couples. And there were few signs of change at the start of 2017. The year had in fact started off with some of the worst figures for genderrelated murders in Spain, with 16 women killed by partners or ex-partners as early as March 2. The backlash from these shocking figures saw seven women from the Asociación Vel-la Luz, a Galiciabased organisation working with domestic violence survivors, go on a 25day hunger strike in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol.

TOO LATE: Arrest of Jose Parejo after he killed his ex-wife.

TRAGIC: Ana Orantes on TV appearance.

Horror story that started a movement

AFTER suffering at the hands of an abusive husband for four decades, Ana Orantes bravely went on television to retell her traumatic ordeal. Joined by her youngest daughter Raquel, Ana retold horrific tales of how her recently divorced husband had submitted her to continuous beatings, forced her to drink, to have sex against her will and constantly insulted her over a 40-year period. Her aim was to raise awareness of a situation that many women suffered in Spain behind closed doors but did not dare to mention in public. Some 13 days after the interview, Jose Parejo beat his ex-wife until she was unconscious, tied her to a chair and then burned her alive in front of 14-year-old Raquel. Parejo died in prison after being handed a 17-year jail term. But more poignantly, hundreds of people lined the streets of Granada to

pay their respects to Ana on the day of her funeral. Spain stood united in agreement that something had to be done to stop gender violence. And yet, some 20 years after Ana’s death, women are still dying at the hands of their husbands and Ana’s daughter Raquel is demanding more to be done. In an open letter broadcast on Cadena SER in December, Raquel lamented that ‘almost nothing’ has been done to prevent cases such as her mother’s from happening again. “I would love to tell you everything has changed, that there is political will and that all the people who work to eradicate violence against women have managed to move forward, but that is not the case, the victims are still the same and continue to kill with impunity. Unfortunately, we are still second class citizens,” she said.


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Latest reforms

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: 24 per cent of domestic abuse cases relate to married couples.

AS part of a wider reform of Spain’s gender violence and domestic abuse laws, the government has introduced 200 reforms to legislation. Among the reforms are the following: • The status of victim will be extended to women who have not yet filed a criminal complaint, to allow them to access safeguards and assistance • Mechanisms for identifying victims of genderbased violence will be established in hospital emergency rooms and primary care • Children orphaned by gender-based violence will have priority access to state benefits including educational support. Their guardians (excluding the abuser) will receive tax benefits and priority access to housing • Tougher sanctions for gender-based crimes committed on the internet • School curriculums to include lessons to tackle sexism and raise awareness of the feminist movement

They were joined by millions more women - and men - on International Women’s Day who marched in the Capital as well as cities across the country demanding an end to gender violence. And the Spanish government took note. In fact, Spain should be applauded for recent measures it has introduced (regardless of whether or not you believe they should have come into force before now). Set out in July and brought into force at the turn of the year, some 200 new measures have been put in place in relation to domestic abuse and gender violence (see Latest reforms). These range from providing greater education about gender violence at schools, to enforcing greater sanctions to those prosecuted and offering better protection for those who report violent partners. It was hailed as an ‘unprecedented event’ by Javier Maroto, a lead-

569 teenage victims of domestic violence recorded in 2016

ing figure in the ruling Popular Party and while some activists argue that it doesn’t go far enough, it is most definitely an encouraging step in the right direction. The long road to this point was started in 1997 when 60-year-old Ana Orantes was beaten, thrown over a balcony and then burned to death by her ex-husband after repeatedly complaining to authorities about his violent behaviour (see Horror story that started a movement). Ana was the 59th woman to die at the hands of her partner that year and her death was the final straw for many. It led to seven years of protests, parliamentary debates and finally legal battles.

At the end of it, in 2004, the government introduced a law designed to reduce the number of domestic violence cases. A network of courts was set up to specialise in the matter and funds were ploughed into programmes aimed at supporting surviving victims of abuse.

28,281 officially registered female victims of gender-related violence in Spain in 2016

It came after 71 domestic murders were recorded in 2003, leading to reinvigorated protests for change. Yet, while the reforms were initially seen as a sign of progress it didn’t take long for cracks to begin to appear with activists readily pointing out where the law fell short. Before the latest reforms many campaigners demanded legislation that properly tackles the issue once and for all. “We need legislation that really addresses femicide, that really gives it the importance it needs,” said Isabel Muntane, director of the Master’s Programme on Gender and Communication at the Autonomous

Shocking study AN EU-wide study carried out in 2014 found that gender violence and domestic abuse is an issue that transcends borders. In fact, the statistics in the study show that there is need for greater reforms and tougher laws across the continent in order to tackle the problem head on. Here are some of the key findings from the study: • One in 10 women have experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 15, while one in 20 has been raped • One in five women have experienced some form of stalking since the age of 15, with 5 per cent having experienced it in the 12 months preceding the survey • However, three out of four stalking cases reported in the survey never come to the attention of the police • One in 10 women have been stalked by a previ-

ous partner • Of women in the survey who indicate they have been raped by their current partner, about one third (31 per cent) say they have experienced six or more incidents of rape by their partner • Just over one in 10 women experienced some form of sexual violence by an adult before they were 15 • Most violence is carried out by a current or former partner, with 22 per cent of women in relationships reporting partner abuse

796 women officially killed in act of domestic violence since 2004

University of Barcelona. “Women are being murdered for being women, and it seems that society is immune to these murders. We always say that if it were football players being murdered, there would be a social revolution.” In fact, in the 14 years since the dedicated courts were created, official statistics record some 796 women have died as the result of domestic abuse. However, according to the activistrun site Feminicio.net, which compiles an unofficial count of femicide murders not exclusive to romantic partnerships, the number of women killed since 2004 as a result of gender violence is closer to 1,500. “The official femicide count doesn’t include the murders of minors, sex workers, murders done by family members, trans-phobic murders,” said Muntane. “If we’re not aware of the reality of all femicides, we’re not aware of the magnitude of the problem.” Following the economic crisis in 2008, the government also slashed funding to many previous-supported programmes set up to tackle gender violence. In total, government funds allocated to dealing with gender violence have been cut by some 29 per cent over the last decade. Although you could be forgiven for looking at the latest measures with a pinch of cynicism, the introduction of new reforms should hopefully start moving that figure in the other direction once more. One thing is for sure: a lot more still needs to be done to stamp this unnecessary evil out once and for all.


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MADRID and Barcelona: are we talking politics or are we talking sport? Both are inseparably co-dependent and there are areas where it’s never easy to define which is which. Take Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid ace who is currently much exercised over the way that Spain’s tax authority Hacienda is treating him. The Madrid player is accused of fiscal jiggery-pokery and owing Hacienda €14.7 million, which is hardly surprising bearing in mind the telephone-number amounts he earns. He could also spend seven years in jail if Hacienda decides to bare its fangs. Some time back Barcelona’s Lionel Messi found himself in a similar fix, but avoided a prison term after making his excuses and coughing up the €3 million or so that he owed. All of which prompted Ronaldo’s lawyers to cry Foul! and claim that Hacienda treated Messi far less harshly and used different criteria. If it’s not referees favouring Barça Madrid’s reason for consistently losing to them - then this time it’s Hacienda, moving the goalposts so that Ronaldo gets a red card.

Change in the air ACCORDING to an October - January CIS poll, the Partido Popular is still on top with 26.3 per cent of the electorate’s potential vote. The PSOE comes next with 23.2 with Ciudadanos on 20.7. Sighs of relief at party headquarters in Calle Genova were not exactly gale-force because the PP had lost 1.7 percentage points. It was little consolation that the intervening three months shaved 1.1 points off the PSOE’s share, not when Ciudadanos had jumped 3.2 points. Uncharacteristically, the PP’s coordinator, general Fernando Mar-

Freedom to choose MARTA ROVIRA, second-in-charge of pro-independence ERC now that her boss Oriol Junqueras is remanded in prison, called for a second investiture session to decide Cataluña’s next president. Regional MPs, she stressed, would need to know they did not risk prosecution when voting for their candidate. That shouldn’t be hard to arrange: just choose a candidate who isn’t remanded or self-exiled. Simple.

tinez-Maillo, said that despite the improvement, the party needs to change “and take the political initiative.” Talking about change is the easy bit: putting it into practice is more difficult because Mariano Rajoy isn’t going to change. He wouldn’t know how to, but until he does the party will always remain the same.

Life means life MARIANO RAJOY is often wrong about many things, but right when he said there is wide social support for ‘life means life’ sentences. But he now wants crimes incurring these sentences to automatically include murders where the convicted killer will not reveal the victim’s whereabouts, murders involving ‘nuclear, chemical and fire elements’ or kidnaps ending in death. Rajoy’s default setting has come to the fore again, because heinous as these crimes are, every ‘life means life’ sentence should be analysed individually and not filed under government headings.

The rhinoceros in the room CARLES PUIGDEMONT, heir presumptive to the Catalan presidency, now occupies a Belgian des-res. His businessman pal Josep Maria Matamala Alsina did the haggling and is said to be footing the €4,400 bill each month. columnists@euroweeklynews.com

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9:50am Coronation Street Omnibus 12:45pm Take Me Out 1:55pm Mr. Bean 2:30pm The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 3:35pm FYI Daily 3:40pm The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 4:15pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 5:15pm FYI Daily 5:20pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 6:05pm Despicable Me 2 7:10pm FYI Daily 7:15pm Despicable Me 2 8:00pm Jurassic World 9:10pm FYI Daily 9:15pm Jurassic World 10:30pm Survival of the Fittest 11:35pm Family Guy 12:05am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 1:05am American Dad! 1:30am The Cleveland Show 2:00am Zack and Miri Make a Porno

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TV COUCH CRITIC I THOUGHT this week I would stick to mainstream channels and delve into the world of some of the most watched shows in the UK what could possibly go wrong? Let’s start with Hunted (Channel 4, Thursdays). There is a £100,000 prize at stake, and if the hunted can evade capture by Chief Bleksely and his team, then the money is yours. The hunters have CCTV, social media tracing, sniffer dogs, drones, number plate recognition and helicopters at their disposal, and yet not one of the hunted simply decamps to the cupboard under the stairs of a long lost Aunt and waits for the next set of instructions. Surely we all know by now that using a mobile phone will give you away, don’t we? This is a simple show, evade capture and the money is yours. The answer is just as simple. Hide under Auntie’s stairs and you are halfway there. My favourite Aunt wouldn’t enjoy hanging out with Rylan Clark-Neal as he guides minor celebrities on a Celebrity Ghost Hunt (Channel 5 - 5Star, Tuesdays). Let’s start with Rylan. If he’s going to look for ghosts the lad needs to eat something and gain a few pounds. His current frame is in danger of being blown over by a draught from an open window, never mind a paranormal happening. He should hold back on the fake tan too. Nobody other than my lovely

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Celebrity Ghost Hunting in the First Dates Hotel - maybe not?

HUNTED: ‘Somehow draws you in.’ CELEBRITY GHOST HUNT: ‘Hold back on the fake tan.’ friend Lindsay looks good covered with that amount of tan in a tube and Rylan, Linds is in Puerto Banus not Hever Castle in deepest Kent. The celebrities include James ‘just call me Arg’ Argent of TOWIE fame (I use the word fame lightly), Georgia Harrison from Love Island and Sam Thompson - I’m struggling to remember why Sam is a celebrity; maybe it’s the

handsome good looks, upper class accent and a certain show made in a posh London Borough? Made in South Shields doesn’t have the same ring, but Shields folk are just as nice as their Chelsea counterparts. The ghosts are asked to reveal themselves by self-designated psychic Alex Gibbs. Alex is a

close friend of Rylan. Alex is in no danger of being blown over by a gust of wind and has terrible dress sense. Rylan is adamant that nothing is staged and if that is true, our celebrity spook hunters do have something approaching a close encounter in each episode. Rylan is reported to have been so frightened in one of the episodes he ran out of a room and straight into a wall. It was nothing to do with ghosts, he was running from the lunch buffet. Despite an impromptu ghost hunt, there were no sightings at the First Dates Hotel which concluded its run on Channel 4 this week. Series two is on CH4 catch up. The real stars here are not the people looking for love but Fred and the other staff. That said, I was rooting for Nick and Lewis in the final show - two people who deserve each other. Maitre d’ Fred Sirieix and the team deliver advice on romance and the occasional broken heart in a wonderful setting somewhere in southern Italy. The format is a little predictable but if you like the original First Dates make up, you will love this one... Happy viewing. Critique: Adam Whalley-Lewis, Casares, Costa del Sol

Nick Horne The Rich Pick Freelance correspondent, London, England IN an average lifetime we spend upwards of 26 years sleeping, a third of our lives. We are advised that we should replace our beds at least every eight years. At John Lewis & Partners, my local department store, an unscientific survey online and in-store offered mattresses costing from €284 for a basic mattress and divan up to a heroic €20,500 at the top end for the mattress alone. The most expensive mattress boasted fillings and ingredients of hemp, linen, horse hair, Egyptian cotton, British fleece wool, Yorkshire wool, goat angora, silk, cashmere, tree silk, Alpaca and Pashmina with 44,500 springs, while towards the budget end of the offer lay a bed whose list of ingredients were merely polyester, recycled cotton and wool, and a humble 288 springs. Scientific research and surveys among them the National Sleep Survey showed that 50 per cent of the UK’s population have sleep issues. And 80 per cent confirm that their sleep is disturbed regularly. The negative impact of sleep deprivation extends into all aspects of our waking lives. You are more likely to be overweight if you sleep poorly. Science has even demon-

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What price a good night’s sleep? PRICEY: A Hastens Vividus will set you back more than €113,500. DECADENT: A Savoir bed in the Savoy Hotel, London.

strated that poor sleep patterns lead to a shorter life span than would otherwise be the case. How much would you pay to live longer, healthier, slimmer and be even more productive? Sir Richard D’Oyly Carte opened the Savoy Hotel, London in 1889 and decided that no bed then on the market reached the standards of the world famous hotel, commissioning James Edwards Ltd to create the Savoy Bed. To maintain its exclusivity the Hotel subsequently bought the bed factory during the 1930s. The factory did not change hands again till 1997.

Savoir Beds of London still manufactures the original Savoy Bed, branded as the Savoir No2 with the trademark Trellis ticking designed by Lady D’Oyly Carte in 1905. Frank Sinatra would only sleep on a Savoir Bed when he was in London, and stipulated that condition in his contracts. Reputedly Liza Minelli actress and singer decided to purchase one after just one night. The Savoy Hotel was last totally refurbished in 2010, with €234 million invested, and a Savoir Bed is found in all its best rooms, with the sumptuous No1 installed in the Royal Suite.

A family-owned manufacturer, Hastens Sangar has been making beds for more than a century. It’s top of the line ‘Vividus’ bed costs more than €113,500. Where is the quintessence of beds the ‘Vividus’ to be found? In the Swedish city of Koping, lying to the west of Stockholm is the factory. Your investment buys the skill, experience and commitment of 140 craftsmen, and each bed takes more than 320 man hours to make with 200 kilos of natural materials, from slow growing pine timbers to fabric. At this level what is the difference between one bed factory and another? History. Heritage. Materials. Design. The craftsmen. Each bed is a work of art, built to specifications following personal consultations. Probably a combination of factors will influence your ultimate choice. Whatever your personal choice is, sleep tight!


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8:00pm Only Connect Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. 8:30pm University Challenge Cult student quiz show where two rival university teams battle it out to see who has the most superior intellects. 9:00pm Winter Olympics Extra. 10:00pm Akala's Odyssey 11:00pm In Order of Disappearance 12:50am From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature 1:50am The Secret Life of Books 2:50am Modus 3:35am Modus 4:20am Modus

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10:15am The Huntsman: Winter's War 12:15pm Top Ten Show, the 2018 12:30pm Ghost in the Shell 2:30pm Behind Enemy Lines 4:30pm Captain America: Civil War 7:00pm The Huntsman: Winter's War 9:00pm Ghost in the Shell 11:00pm Kiss of the Dragon

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6:00am Cricket A look at some of the best moments from the world of cricket 6:15am Cricket 6:30am Cricket 7:00am Cricket 10:30am Live European Tour Golf 12:30pm Football 3:00pm Football Hamilton Academical take on Rangers at New Douglas Park in the SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership. 5:15pm Football 8:00pm Sky Sports Tonight 8:30pm La Liga Greatest Games Classic action from Spain's La Liga. 8:40pm Football 10:45pm Live PGA Tour Golf 12:30am Sky Sports News 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News

4:50am After the Reality 6:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Special Sky Movies takes a behind-the-scenes look at the latest trip into JK Rowling's wizarding world 7:00am The Great Wall: Special 7:30am Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 8:55am Special 9:25am Baywatch A beloved lifeguard must team up with a cocky new recruit to take down a drugdealing villain 11:35am Jarhead 3: The Siege 1:20pm Fast and Furious 8 3:50pm Mune: Guardian of the Moon 5:25pm Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 6:50pm Baywatch 9:00pm Fast and Furious 8 11:20pm Jarhead 3: The Siege 1:05am Mean Dreams

9:15am La Liga Greatest Games 9:30am EFL Goals: League One and League Two 10:00am Scottish Cup Greatest Games 10:15am Scottish Cup Greatest Games 10:30am Sunday Supplement 12:00pm EFL Rivalries: East Anglian Derby 12:30pm Football 3:00pm Football 5:15pm Football 8:00pm EFL Goals: League One and League Two 8:30pm La Liga Greatest Games 8:40pm Football 10:45pm La Liga Highlights: Barcelona 11:00pm EFL Goals: League One and League Two 12:00am The Best La Liga Goals 2016/17 1:00am La Liga Highlights: Real Madrid 1:15am La Liga Highlights: Barcelona

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4:00am Winter Olympics Radzi Chinyanganya presents continued live coverage of day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics. 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Winter Olympics 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm The Coroner 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Get Away for Winter 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Match of the Day Live 11:00pm BBC News 11:30pm Regional News 11:40pm Weather 11:45pm Have I Got Old News for You 12:15am The Graham Norton Show 1:05am Winter Olympics 4:00am Winter Olympics

4:55am BBC News 7:00am Winter Olympics 10:15am Animal Park Summer Special 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Bargain Hunt Eric Knowles is at the helm as the hunt for bargains heads to Lincoln. 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Winter Olympics Today at the Games. 9:00pm Only Connect 9:30pm University Challenge 10:00pm Collateral 11:00pm Two Doors Down 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Horizon 1:15am Odyssey 1:55am Odyssey 2:40am Countryfile 3:35am Shane 4:35am Hugh's Wild West 5:35am Royal Recipes

5:05am This is BBC Four BBC Four is the BBC channel for people who want more 8:00pm Beyond 100 Days The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective 8:30pm The Taff: The River That Made Wales 9:00pm Winter Olympics Extra 10:00pm The Art of Japanese Life 11:00pm Mary Beard's Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit 12:00am How the Celts Saved Britain 1:00am Treasures of Heaven 2:00am Top of the Pops Tommy Vance presents the pop chart show, first broadcast on 11 February 1982 2:40am Top of the Pops 3:20am Modus 4:05am Modus

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Divine Designs Wildlife SOS Milkshake! The Wright Stuff GPs: Behind Closed Doors 5 News Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! Access Home and Away Neighbours NCIS: Conspiracy to Murder Final Recourse 5 News Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door The X Files When Gameshows Go Horribly Wrong Super Casino Cowboy Builders Cruising with Jane McDonald

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Rocky III Sky Movies Preview February 2018 7:00am The Great Escape 10:00am The Matrix 12:20pm The Matrix Reloaded 2:45pm The Matrix Revolutions 5:00pm The Great Escape 8:00pm The Matrix 10:30pm The Matrix Reloaded 1:00am The Matrix Revolutions

8:15am Kicking Off 9:45am Turner and Hooch 11:30am Dude, Where's My Car? 1:00pm You Don't Mess with the Zohan 3:00pm Keeping up with the Joneses 4:50pm Knocked Up 7:05pm Click 9:00pm You Don't Mess with the Zohan 11:00pm Keeping up with the Joneses

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Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Celebs Go Dating Naked Attraction The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

4:50am It Had to be You 6:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Special Sky Movies takes a behind-the-scenes look at the latest trip into JK Rowling's wizarding world. 7:00am Mune: Guardian of the Moon 8:40am Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 10:15am Fast and Furious 8 12:35pm Roxxy 2:25pm Honey 3: Dare to Dance 4:05pm Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 5:35pm Mune: Guardian of the Moon 7:15pm Jarhead 3: The Siege 9:00pm Fast and Furious 8 11:20pm Roxxy 1:15am Jarhead 3: The Siege 3:00am It Had to be You 4:40am After the Reality

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8:30am Football Countdowns 9:00am Football's Greatest 9:30am Football's Greatest Teams 10:00am La Liga Highlights: Real Madrid 10:15am La Liga Highlights: Barcelona 10:30am Football 12:35pm Football 2:40pm Football 4:45pm La Liga Icons 5:00pm League Cup Final 2008 6:00pm League Cup Final 2012 7:00pm League Cup Final 2013 8:00pm Soccer A.M. 8:30pm Football 11:00pm The Debate - Live 12:00am SPFL Round Up 2017/18 12:15am SPFL Greatest Games 12:30am Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits 1:00am Football 3:30am Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits 4:00am Football Years

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4:00am Winter Olympics 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Winter Olympics 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm The Coroner 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Get Away for Winter 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Shetland 11:00pm BBC News 11:30pm Regional News 11:40pm Weather 11:45pm Plastic Surgery Capital of the World 12:45am Winter Olympics 5:00am Winter Olympics

5:35am Royal Recipes 6:20am Weather for the Week Ahead 6:25am BBC News 7:00am Winter Olympics 10:15am Animal Park Summer Special 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Winter Olympics 9:00pm Back in Time for Tea 10:00pm Flatpack Empire 11:00pm Mum 11:25pm The Archiveologists 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Generation Gifted 1:15am Generation Gifted 2:15am The Super League Show 3:00am The New Builds are Coming: Battle in the Countryside 4:00am Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 5:00am Royal Recipes 5:45am Weather for the Week Ahead

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm The River Taff with Will Millard Writer and fisherman Will Millard travels the length of the River Taff. 9:00pm Winter Olympics Extra. 10:00pm PQ 17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster 11:00pm Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities Series in which historian Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul. 12:00am Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain 1:00am Stories From the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors Revisited 2:00am Top of the Pops David Jensen presents the pop chart show, first broadcast on 4 March 1982 2:40am Top of the Pops 3:15am Modus

8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:35am Frasier 11:05am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Posh Pawnbrokers 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm A Place in the Sun 5:00pm A New Life in the Sun 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Extreme Cake Makers 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 9:00pm Joe Wicks: The Body Coach 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm Working for Weinstein 12:05am Before We Die 1:20am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

4:55am ITV Nightscreen 6:05am The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00am Good Morning Britain 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:55pm Regional News and Weather 3:00pm James Martin's American Adventure 4:00pm Tenable 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm 100 Year Old Driving School 9:00pm What Would Your Kid Do? 10:00pm Benidorm: Ten Years on Holiday 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm Regional News and Weather 11:45pm Through the Keyhole

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Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show Honey FYI Daily Honey Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Survival of the Fittest Celebrity Juice Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! The Cleveland Show Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men

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Teleshopping The Chase The Chase Ironside A pool hustler signs a contract with a dodgy promoter when his brother runs up gambling debts. Quincy, M.E. Another investigation for the California coroner Minder The Sweeney The Protectors Snooker The afternoon session features Mark Allen and John Higgins The Professionals Counting Cars Snooker Training Day FYI Daily Training Day The Americans Sporting Funnies ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Shimmer and Shine Floogals Digby Dragon Rusty Rivets Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Mofy The Wright Stuff GPs: Behind Closed Doors 5 News Lunchtime Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! Home and Away Neighbours NCIS: Conspiracy to Murder Deadly Departure 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Tonight World Rally Championship 2018 The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies Elizabeth: Our Queen Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild Sinkholes Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys

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Smokey and the Bandit 11:30am The 13th Warrior 1:30pm Kong: Skull Island 3:35pm Troy 6:20pm Smokey and the Bandit 8:05pm The 13th Warrior 10:00pm Kong: Skull Island 12:15am Rocky Balboa 2:00am 12 Rounds 3:55am Rocky II

12:15pm Big 2:05pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 3:45pm High Anxiety 5:25pm Shallow Hal 7:25pm The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 9:00pm Big 10:45pm Shallow Hal 12:50am Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2:30am Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Celebs Go Dating Tattoo Fixers Valentine's Special The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

4:40am After the Reality 6:30am The Great Wall: Special Sky Movies takes a special look at the epic action adventure starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe. 7:00am Top Ten Show, the 2018 7:15am Special 7:45am Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 9:20am Roxxy 11:15am Fast and Furious 8 The crew must ride to the rescue when Dominic Toretto is blackmailed by a hitech terrorist. 1:45pm Killing Hasselhoff 3:25pm Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 5:00pm Special 5:30pm Jarhead 3: The Siege 7:10pm Roxxy 9:00pm Fast and Furious 8 11:20pm Killing Hasselhoff 1:00am Jarhead 3: The Siege 2:45am After the Reality 4:30am It Had to be You

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6:00am Sky Sports News 7:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 7:30am Good Morning Sports Fans 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 10:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 11:00am Premier League Daily 12:00pm Sky Sports Daily 12:30pm Sportswomen 1:00pm Sky Sports News 2:00pm Sky Sports News 3:00pm Sky Sports News 4:00pm Sky Sports News 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Sky Sports News 7:00pm Sky Sports News 8:00pm Soccer Special PreMatch 8:30pm Gillette Soccer Special 11:00pm The Debate - Live 12:00am Live ATP 500: Rio 2:30am Tennis Archive 2:45am Tennis Archive 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News

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Revista de la Liga Eredivisie Football's Greatest One2eleven SPFL Greatest Games SPFL Round Up 2017/18 SPFL Greatest Games Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits La Liga Icons La Liga Icons: Falcao SPFL Round Up 2017/18 SPFL Greatest Games Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits Eredivisie League Cup Final 2013 League Cup Final 2014 League Cup Final 2015 Revista de la Liga Gillette Soccer Special The Debate - Live Revista de la Liga La Liga World

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Did you hear the one about the frog? Marbella Moments by Nicole King I’D like to share a conversation I had last week with some Russian friends about a frog. It all started from a glib comment on how the ‘private’ information shared in our phone calls, messages and emails is being analysed. Everything we read and write is instantaneously evaluated so we can be targeted with specific adverts or promotions relevant to what’s happening in our lives. Until recently ‘the people’ have been reluctant to offer any personal details to anyone, let alone the government. Today we can’t give them enough information; perhaps simply because they’ve changed their look and we’re too gullible to realise. We share everything voluntarily; not just where we live, but who we like, what we like and moreover, what we don’t like. What we don’t share they see anyway. We are virtu-

Frog in a pot (no frogs were injured during this photo shoot). ally (in all senses of the word) handing over our lives to cyber space and what is most worrying is that for our kids this is the norm. Our conversation turned to the cars being introduced into the market, every new model more automated than the last. A car can park itself and a central ‘something’ can lock or unlock, activate or deactivate your vehi-

cle from who knows where. This led us to talking about being trapped in technology, kids trapped in virtual game worlds and people trapped in the money game and whether we would also become trapped one day by the robots with AI (artificial intelligence) that have already debated whether it would make sense or not to eradicate humanity.

Even people with normal intelligence know the logical answer to that question is yes. We then talked about the process that Hitler took to eradicate sectors of humanity. The process was costly and time-consuming. Firstly identifying the people, then labelling them, then herding them to concentrated areas and then on to the gas chambers.

Today unfortunately it could all be done so easily, cheaply and efficiently. In a not too distant future if the ‘powers that be’ decided to eradicate a selection of humanity all they’d have to do for example is create a panic to get us all in our cars, centrally implement a mass lock down and remotely pilot us all, as if on conveyor belts, through the extermination process. All of us self labelled, packed up and ready to go. That’s when we started talking about the fable of the frog. If said frog were to be put in boiling water he would jump out, but if he were to be put in tepid water and heated to boiling point very slowly, he’d be cooked before he realised what was happening. Whether a frog would really do that or not I don’t know, but I do know that our conversation left us feeling like we could all very well be the frog that got cooked alive and that humanity may actually be reaching boiling point, but we’re all just too busy to notice or perceive the imminent danger. @marbellanow www.marbellanowtv.com

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To celebrate the launch of Gumbayzone (www. gumbayzone.com) GUMBAYZONE would like to tell you about their new classified ads and business directory website. Propelled by the need for a classified website that is easy to use, easy to post, mobile friendly, in English and is free, G umb a y z o n e h a s n o w b ee n o ffic ia lly launched. It offers its clients a platform who want to buy, sell and swap goods. “We’re really excited to be able to offer Gumbayzone to the peoples and visitors of Spain’s Costa del Sol. With help from our friends at Euro Weekly News and Radio M ix 1 0 6 we wi l l b e la u n c h in g to d ay (Thursday),” said Alan. Alan is the founder of Gumbayzone and tells readers “When recently looking for some second-hand furniture for my house I was surprised how difficult it was to find a website that was simple to use, easy to filter, had lots of nice photographs and was free. “I checked the usual suspects but my Spanish wasn’t great, even when I Google translated the ad I still had difficulty talking to the person who owned it. “W h i l st c h e c k i n g s o me o f th e o th er English-based websites, they were not so

great on Smartphones. “On to the local ‘Facebays,’ here there was no way of filtering the ads to see if the item one was wanting was even there at al l . We woul d spend hour s t r ol l i ng through the same ads people had put on Facebay after Facebay. “So we have i nvent ed t he Gum bayzone.” Here you can post your Ads:1. Free for 90 days. 2. Which are easy to filter amongst the many different items and locations. 3. Post ads very quickly and simply. 4. All communication is in English. Not just English people, English speakers. 5. Offers an easy Login with Facebook. 6. In fact it’s so easy and simple, you can upload Ads from your phone. So what’s the catch? There is none well maybe one, no-one has heard of us YET! Pl ease t ake a l ook, shar e i t t o your friends and post an ad or send Alan some feedback telling me where he can improve it. Gumbayzone has arrived.


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Winter Olympics Breakfast Winter Olympics BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. Regional News Doctors The Coroner Escape to the Country Get Away for Winter Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News Regional News The One Show EastEnders Panorama Earth's Natural Wonders BBC News Regional News Weather A Question of Sport And They're Off...For Sport Relief Winter Olympics Winter Olympics

ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News Regional News and Weather James Martin's American Adventure Tenable Tipping Point The Chase Regional News and Weather Party Political Broadcast ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street The Brit Awards 2018 ITV News at Ten and Weather Regional News and Weather UEFA Champions League Highlights

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7:00am Winter Olympics 10:15am Animal Park Summer Special 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Bargain Hunt 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Winter Olympics 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Winter Olympics Today at the Games. 9:00pm Tom Kerridge's Lose Weight for Good 9:30pm Trust Me, I'm a Doctor 10:00pm Murdered for Love? Samia Shahid 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Lifeline 12:25am Flatpack Empire 1:25am David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities 1:55am Flatpack Empire 2:55am Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Adventure 3:55am Great British Railway Journeys

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm The River Taff with Will Millard 9:00pm Winter Olympics Extra. 10:00pm Queen Victoria's Children 11:00pm Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked Documentary taking a look at the life of the Duke of Wellington, drawing on his own correspondence to tell the story through his words. 12:00am The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution 1:00am Forest, Field and Sky: Art out of Nature 2:00am Top of the Pops Simon Bates presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast on 6th May 1982. 2:40am Top of the Pops 3:10am Queen Victoria's Children 4:10am Modus

9:20am The Cube 10:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 11:15am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 11:25am Planet 51 12:30pm FYI Daily 12:35pm Planet 51 1:10pm Emmerdale 1:45pm You've Been Framed! 2:45pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:35pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:50pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:00pm The Brits 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Survival of the Fittest 11:20pm The Brits 12:25am Family Guy 12:50am Family Guy 1:20am American Dad! 1:50am American Dad! 2:15am Two and a Half Men

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Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Undercover Boss USA Channel 4 News Come Dine with Me Posh Pawnbrokers Countdown A Place in the Sun A New Life in the Sun Four in a Bed Extreme Cake Makers The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. Supershoppers Savers Special The £1 Houses: Britain's Cheapest Street Damned 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 24 Hours in A and E

Teleshopping The Chase The Chase Ironside Quincy, M.E. Another investigation for the California coroner. Minder The Sweeney When a consignment of mercury is stolen, Regan and Carter believe Lukey Rix to be a suspect. The Protectors Snooker Today's final firstround session features world number one Mark Selby. The Professionals Counting Cars Snooker Lethal Weapon Hornblower The Protectors ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Digby Dragon Rusty Rivets Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Mofy The Wright Stuff GPs: Behind Closed Doors 5 News Lunchtime Cowboy Builders Home and Away Neighbours NCIS: Conspiracy to Murder A Housekeeper's Revenge 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Tonight The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door GPs: Behind Closed Doors Peyton and Polizzi's Restaurant Rescue Undercover: Nailing the Fraudsters When Kids Kill The Killer Next Door: Countdown to Murder

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Election Splash Baywatch Get Him to the Greek 4:10pm Little Man 5:55pm Date Night 7:30pm The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 9:00pm Baywatch 11:00pm Get Him to the Greek 1:00am Sausage Party 2:35am Date Night 4:10am Brüno 5:40am The Grass is Greener

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Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Celebs Go Dating Don't Tell the Bride Ireland The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

4:30am It Had to be You 6:10am Top Ten Show, the 2018 6:30am Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Special 7:00am Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 8:35am Special 9:05am Killing Hasselhoff 10:30am Roxxy 12:20pm Fast and Furious 8 2:40pm It Had to be You 4:05pm Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue 5:30pm Special Sky Movies takes a special look at Marvel's superhero adventure, starring Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) and Creed's Michael B Jordan. 6:00pm Jarhead 3: The Siege 7:35pm Killing Hasselhoff 9:00pm Fast and Furious 8 11:20pm The Midwife 1:25am Roxxy 3:20am Jarhead 3: The Siege 5:00am It Had to be You

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Premier League Legends Series profiling some of the greatest players to have graced the Premier League. Live Tri-Series Final The final of the TriSeries in Auckland in New Zealand. Live Tri-Series Final Good Morning Sports Fans Premier League Daily Sky Sports Daily Sky Sports News All the news from the Premier League and beyond Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Cricket Football The Debate - Live Live ATP 500: Rio My Icon My Icon Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sky Sports News

9:30am Football's Greatest Teams 10:00am Scottish Cup Greatest Games 10:15am Scottish Cup Greatest Games 10:30am La Liga Greatest Games 10:45am La Liga Greatest Games 11:00am Revista de la Liga 11:30am La Liga World 12:00pm One2eleven 12:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 1:00pm Revista de la Liga 1:30pm La Liga World 2:00pm La Liga Icons 2:45pm La Liga Icons 3:00pm Revista de la Liga 3:30pm La Liga World 4:00pm Football's Greatest 4:30pm Football's Greatest Teams 5:00pm League Cup Final 2016 6:00pm La Liga World 6:30pm La Liga Greatest Games 6:40pm Football 8:40pm Football 11:00pm The Debate - Live 12:00am La Liga Highlights: Real Madrid

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LEGALLY SPEAKING Checkpoint advice WE answer some common driving questions, kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, who set up the N332 website and Facebook page to help break down barriers.

NOTHING TO FEAR: Police checkpoints are designed to catch lawbreakers. THE security services (Guardia Civil, police, etc) carry out regular checkpoints on the roads. Sometimes these are part of routine operations such as combatting drink driving, or vehicle inspections. Sometimes these checks are part of an increase in security. Sometimes, although rarely, they are directly related to a specific threat. Although it may seem daunting to approach and be stopped at one of these checkpoints, it is important to remember that they are being conducted for your safety. These checkpoints do catch criminals, those risking road safety, terrorists and others, but the vast majority of people are allowed to go about their business normally. The key phrase to remember when you see one of these checkpoints is, ‘Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear’. It is only those who have done wrong, or are considering it, who should in fact be concerned. The first rule when approaching such a checkpoint is to stay calm. Respond and react to the instructions given to you by the officers conducting the check. They may usher your vehicle to a chosen place, they may ask you to exit the vehicle and they may wish to check the con-

tents of your car, as well as your documentation. Simply let the officers get on with their duties and they will let you get on your way as soon as possible. Secondly, and equally important, do not share this location information. Posting this information on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for example can alert those who have done wrong about the presence of the checkpoint, allowing them to get away. The point of these checkpoints is to catch bad people, so please don’t share the information. You might think you are doing others a favour, but if a criminal is allowed to avoid being caught, they will be free to carry out even more of their chosen activities. Finally, do not be overly alarmed. The presence of additional security teams on the streets is not a direct indication of an increase in the threat level. The Spanish Interior Ministry publish the details of the current threat level on their website, www.interior.gob.es. On the righthand side is a green box marked NAA, or Nivel de Alerta Antiterrorista. If you click that you will see the current status level.

For more news and articles visit www.n332.es or search N332 on Facebook.

No time limit on minutes? THE Horizontal Law says that the minutes of the AGM must be distributed to the owners’ address within 10 days after the meeting. I have not received them. The community wishes to send them by email. This ofNOT good. Sorry, but in fact there is no legal time limit for distribution of the official minutes of the AGM. The minutes must be signed by the President and Secretary within 10 days of the meeting, and this signa-

fer I refused. I was told I could collect a copy from the administrator’s office. This, I stated, does not comply with the Horizontal Law. What is my legal position? R P (Costa del Sol)

David Searl You and the Law in Spain

ture puts into effect any measures passed in the meeting. The law itself says only that

the minutes shall be sent to the owners, who have 30 days after the notification to register any challenges against the results of the voting. In today’s electronic world, many communities distribute the minutes by e-mail.

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

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I was happy this week Mike Senker In my opinion Views of a Grumpy Old Man I NEEDED a blood test before I went to see my specialist at the Costa del Sol hospital. I know this goes out all over Spain but I’m sure it’s the same in your area. What I normally do is, about two weeks beforehand I go to the local clinic to make an appointment to have the blood test and Robert’s yer relative. When I go for the specialist appointment they have the info. Simple, right? That system has worked fine for years. This time I went to book a blood test and was informed that, from now on, you have to have the blood test at the hospital and they will call you and tell you when to come. My specialist appointment date was getting nearer and nearer and no call. Now I had done a blood test before Christmas so I thought, worst case scenario, I’ll use those results. The day before my appointment on the 7th I got a ‘phone call telling me to come for my blood test on the 12th which, of course, was after my specialist appointment. I told her that and she said, “No it isn’t, it’s been changed.” “To when?”

She gave me the new date and would not have it that nobody had told me. Believe me, as grumpy and stubborn as I am, I have learnt to never ever fall out with the receptionist at the doctors or hospitals because you will forever be lost in the system. So I just said thank you and had a hissy fit when I put the phone down. Why do they have to keep changing things? Something made me very happy this week. I was in Carrefour and saw a Local Police officer walking round handing out tickets to all the lazy bar stewards that had parked in the disabled bays. Now, I had been told that they were not allowed to give out tickets in private car parks, but apparently the law is that if there is no barrier it’s ok for the police to come in and do all those that tell me, ‘They are only going to be a minute’ and then abuse me for arguing with them. I’m pleased to see them arguing with the police who were just wiping the floor with them. Funny how the abuse I get suddenly changed to pleading not to get a fine. Being an inconsiderate SOB is not a disability. Happily it cost at least four or five of them over €100 to find that out. BOOM! Email me: mikesenker@gmail.com columnists@euroweeklynews.com


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Praising the bravery of Father Schiller to tell the truth MAY I offer my admiration and respect to Father Miguel Ángel S c h i l l e r, p a r i s h p r i e s t a t A l f a z del Pi, who recently had the courage to speak out publicly against the ongoing scandal of child-molesting priests in the Catholic Church. Like so many I am dismayed at these events, that historically have left hundreds, if not thousands of vulnerable children worldwide, traumatised and powerless to defend themselves against a person, held in high esteem in their community, who have shamelessly, sinfully, taken advantage of them. Even a s a l a p se d C ath o lic it shames me - more so the Church itself - that it should protect those that si n a n d n o t t h o s e s in n ed against. God bless you Father Miguel and let us trust that he is not, himself, victimised for saying what so many people think and believe. The Church must be seen to be addressing this problem. Sheila Skinner, Parcent

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Response to Our View issue 1700 YOU mention you want Benidorm to be like ‘Ibiza’ closed down for six months of the year. What will happen to all the people who work here with young families to support? If shops, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and bars are closed, do you think the council will be happy to support all the out of work people? You mention the Stag and Hen parties, the revenue these bring into Benidorm keeps bars, hotels and restaurants open, all employing many staff. It’s a small minority that spoil it. The people who are making these complaints do not have business in Benidorm that is obvious. What does need dealing with is the ‘Pea-men,’ the thieving and heartache

BENIDORM: Is a fun place to be. they cause. There is not a mayor or the police who have managed to stop these people. We think there should be more live bands and more music through the day and night to accommodate ‘party-people.’ Benidorm is a beautiful place, beautiful safe beaches, the beaches are cleaned every night, the promenade is washed from top to bottom. The newspaper quoted... ‘Benidorm is the second most visited

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place in the WORLD.’ It’s got that way by being a safe (no bombs, no terrorists (the police do a good job there) PARTY TOWN! Wendy, Benidorm Editor’s note: Wendy thank you for your letter. To be fair, Our View didn’t say that Benidorm should close for six months it just observed that Hen and Stag parties are being discouraged by local business and that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Readers who have missed correspondence can see all letters - which can be edited before publication - posted on: www.euroweeklynews.com.

Police ski four hours to deliver medicine WOOW... wonderful always going that extra mile for the public. Marje Turner Great respect for Spanish police they are the best! John William Roberts Great job well done all of you around the country. Stuart Ridgley

Woman loses both legs in car accident It’s about time people here learnt how to approach and exit roundabouts. I passed my test here in 1972 and have respect for most of the d r i v i n g a n d p a r k i n g a b i l i t i e s, b u t r o u n d abouts... disgraceful. Not logical. Sandra Russell OMG that poor woman.. what is happening here. Too many careless drivers. Linda Cooper That roundabout is lethal, too many lanes to choose from. Unfortunately nobody ever seems to know which lane to be in. Terri Prodage How the devil can a roundabout be lethal, aw-

Comments from EWN online ful or anything else along those lines? Yes it can be pretty, plain or dull, it can even vary in size or design. People say similar things about junctions, traffic lights etc, but in reality the only time that there is an incident at any of these points there is a driver or rider involved. Funny that! Ted Milsom

by the UK. Pauline Parker Yo u a r e l u c k y, y o u B r i t i s h e x p a t s. A n e x p a t from Denmark, lose their voting rights, from the first day, in a foreign country , even within EU! Carsten Thorvald B i t t o o l a t e n o w, d o n ’ t w a n t t o k n o w, m y home is here in Spain for 32yrs, two children, five Spanish grandchildren. Elaine Mawer

Costa Blanca is tops for UK airport

W h y w o u l d a n y o n e wa n t t o h a v e a v o t e o n what another country does,if you don’t live there, it really doesn’t affect you! June Waterhouse

Leeds Bradford airport is still operating like it is still back in Dick’s days, walking 500 yards outside to board a plane. Millions supposedly s p e n t o n p a s s e n g e r c o m f o r t , b u t w h e r e. N o rail link, poor highway links, scandalous taxi charges, the best transport service to this airport is the bus from Leeds, number 757, about every 30 minutes, the drivers are very courteous, and pleasant. George R Carman

But they are still affected. They may still have property in the UK, family in the UK and a pension they have contributed to for a working lifetime. Health care also currently paid for

Use Leeds Bradford airport often but I do wish they’d sort the walk from the plane through the ‘bike sheds’ out! It’s so depressing after leaving Alicante airport. Christine Simpson

Expat voting rights proposal approved

TALKING to a friend, she told me that one of her bosses ‘touched her up’ and she just slapped him across the face. She was a hairdresser, did not leave her job then, but founded her own beauty salon. The same thing happened to me and knowing my worth, I just told him where to go. Don’t be embarrassed, denounce on the spot. Many of the cases going public these days are dubious... I should think some of the ‘victims’ of long ago wanted the job - at any costand put up with it - why was the abuse not declared at the time? Ena Amengual, Mallorca

Happy to be Gay Dear Nora, I LOVED your article about names, they have always had a fascination for me, especially as I have to keep telling Spanish people that my surname means HAPPY. The end bit of your article about the policeman reminded me of the two police officers who often went to the local schools to talk about road safety. I think that they were partly chosen for their names as the children (my own included) thought it was hilarious that they were PC Copp and PC Peacey. My Mum had a friend Rose whose married name was Bush and I have a friend Mrs Rolls who called her daughter Louise (Lou) and another Mrs Peacock whose son Andrew became known as Drew at senior school... think about it!! Look forward to your next article. Margot Gay

Cry baby HE cries if he loses; he cries if he wins. How many more times do we have to witness the unsightly spectacle of Federer dissolving in tears in public. His achievements undeniably place him among the greats, but the natural joyful reaction of Wozniacki was much easier on the eye. Likewise, other all-time greats such as Graf, Laver and Nadal were able to handle victory and defeat in a more seemly manner. David R Worboys, Nerja


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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Surprising and happy news about the 28th really puts some bounce into you. Having been so busy recently, you may not have noticed that someone has a special interest in you. Another surprise then, but how will you react?

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Family members bring a sparkle to your eyes and a spring to your step. When there is so much going on it is easy to forget how much we are part of a whole. If you have neglected keeping in contact of late, this serves to remind you to try to do better.

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One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” Simone de Beauvoir, Philosopher

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Expecting others to automatically know what you want is unrealistic. Even dropping heavy hints can go well astray of the mark. Although it is unpalatable to your sensitivity, plain talking is needed. Stop wanting everyone to like you and your personality will grow in leaps and bounds.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Oh, gosh, this is a really sensitive time for Leos. Although it is easy to upset you, it is equally easy to fire your enthusiasm. Anyone considering not keeping a promise or appointment with you should beware because they will be whipped into shape.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) This is a week of deep thinking and meaningful conversations. Someone's opinion of you reaches your ears and pleases you greatly. Work that has been progressing at home faces hold-ups and tact is needed to avoid a row. Some compromise is required at work, perhaps related to a planned holiday.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Take extra care where finances concern your home. A legal matter should be considered carefully. When planning home improvements, get plenty of good advice and do not trust your heart. A new activity means new friends.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Being protective of those close does not mean worrying all the time. With their cooperation, the burden, welcome though it may be, can be lightened. There is the opportunity to have fun with some young friends, which may not come again for some time.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Be determined to make a budget and stick to it. Even if you are arranging a holiday, resist the urge to splash out. Because this is such a busy week, it may not seem that there is time to read the small print. However, that would be a mistake, causing problems later.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) With a big event coming up, you need someone to give plenty of love and support. Starting a new interest could lead you into their path. Going for looks alone will do you no favours. Be as broad-minded as possible when it comes to making friends.


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Across 1 Places one vessel inside another (5) 4 Rattles baffled young film actress (7) 8 Name of bloke to steal cattle, it's said (7) 9 Dance in a state of uncertainty (5) 10 Stick with musical animals (8) 11 We must accept silver as payment (4) 13 Scottish beginners wrap an ancient manuscript (6) 15 Bird of prey, a sort of parrot (6) 18 Abit of apathy is a way of life (4) 19 Use girl outside fairground ride (8) 22 Anointed muddled oldie (5) 23 Rearranging set with needle is unproductive (7) 24 Priests drunk some spirits (7) 25 Paper money produced by musician (5)

7 Time rove to wander about to find treasure (5) 12 Emperor turning pale? No, no! (8) 14 Rear back around that dry, little snake (7) 16 They help make curls and waves (7)

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17 Prepared sauces for the campaigns (6) 18 Phosphorus is put on many bits of land (5) 20 A good person isn't a revolutionary (5) 21 Correct some submitted items (4)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 1 represents F and 20 represents C, so fill in F every time the figure 1 appears and C every time the figure 20 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.

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Down 1 Bands' trip to England in a ship (7) 2 Headless rodent left by bird (5) 3 Outlines for small, confused clients (8) 4 Recognise a South American stringed instrument (6) 5 Actually has one on your side (4) 6 Criticise bats, male bats (7)

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Across 1 Of or relating to very low temperatures (9) 7 Agreement's conditions (5) 8 Synthetic silk like fabric (5) 9/5 Rallying shout (3,3) 10 Large edible fish (6) 14 Edible nut (6) 15 See 19 Down 18 South American mountain range (5) 20 Cognisant (5) 21 Mobsters (9)

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Across 1 Estrellas (5) 4 Snail (7) 8 En contra de (7) 9 Hielo (3) 10 Alga (7) 11 Down (physical movement) (5) 12 Escobas (6) 14 Finally (6) 17 To fear (be afraid) (5) 19 Barriles (7) 22 Caliente (3) 23 Example (7) 24 Respect (7) 25 Afeitar (5)

Down 1 Make reference to (4) 2 Nautical-spar part (7) 3 Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted (4) 4 Being usual, typical or standard (6) 5 See 9 Across 6 Sunshade (6) 11 Ordinary, banal (7) 12 Yellow fruit (6) 13 Occurring together or simultaneously (6) 16 Forbids (4) 17 Charges for services (4) 19/15 Cigarette butt (3,3)

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

Down 1 Tiendas (5) 2 Device (technical) (7) 3 Soft (pleasant to the touch) (5) 4 Sister-in-law (6) 5 Delay (hold-up) (7) 6 Fall (physical action) (5) 7 Acostarse (3,4) 12 Carnicero (7) 13 Label (tag) (7) 15 Mop (for floor) (7) 16 Worker (agriculture, industry) (6) 18 Motorbikes (5) 20 Cuerdas (gruesas) (5) 21 Salsa (5)


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

AERATE ARTERY CORONA COWMEN COYOTE CRAVAT DOMAIN INDIGO INLAND JIGSAW JOVIAL PIGEON PUNDIT RAISIN (10) REVVED TOILET UNDOES VANDAL VELLUM

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Fossil 2 Sizing 3 Salary 4 Misery 5 Teensy 6 Spread 7 Regent 8 Treble 9 Arrear 10 Needle 11 Bridge 12 Detest 13 Medley 14 Abrade 15 Sleuth 16 Guilty 17 Teethe 18 Tedium 19 Retire.

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

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

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

TARGET: • Average: 23 • Good: 32

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

TARGET: • Average: 7 • Good: 9 • Very good: 14 • Excellent: 18

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION letup lets lute aids adieu tattle tats tads upend upends tidy title diet diets ditsy date days green greens pule putt putts peer peep prep preen preens pent pend pends pens pest peeper nest stet staid stat stay sneer save saver septet septa sent send serge sere seer seep aver avast epee epees repute repent repents rent rents rend rends rest revs entitle ends vast vase vent vents vend vends vest verge veer veep peen peens hens here herpes heresy hues taste tavern taverns

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1 Crab, 3 Tuba, 7 Anonymous, 12 Expectant, 17 Yeti, 18 Cars.

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1 Cava, 2 Alto, 4 Undo, 5 Ales, 6/14 Pay cut, 8 Nix, 9 Née, 10 Met, 11 Urn, 12 Envy, 13 Pact, 15 Aria, 16 Taps.

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1 Imbibed, 5 Moist, 8 Milan, 9 Deadpan, 10 Travail, 11 Trove, 12 Upset, 14 Paper, 19 Arras, 21 Sort out, 23 Ingrate, 24 Scorn, 25 Gangs, 26 Possess.

1 Cotton, 3 Molido, 8 Iglesia, 10 Aisle, 11 Trozo, 12 Propina, 13 Gales, 15 Ashes, 20 Acrobat, 22 Nests, 24 Libra, 25 Castaño, 26 Rarest, 27 Abuela.

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1 Inmate, 2 Bella, 3 Bondage, 4 Doddle, 5 Meant, 6 Implore, 7 Tinder, 13 Paragon, 15 Arrests, 16 Ealing, 17 Asleep, 18 Stints, 20 Slaps, 22 Ozone.

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1 Chiste, 2 Toldo, 4 Opaco, 5 Inspire, 6 Ovejas, 7 Happy, 9 Snore, 14 Aprobar, 16 Songs, 17 Bailar, 18 Stick, 19 Escoba, 21 Brass, 23 Stare.

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QUIZ: EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS 1. In the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, what was the name of the character played by Kylie Minogue? 2. ‘I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with’ is the first line from which novel by Emily Brontë, first published in 1847? 3. In which decade was the politically incorrect British sitcom Love Thy Neighbour initially broadcast? 4. Released in September 1991, Waking Up the Neighbours was the sixth studio album by which Canadian singer-songwriter? 5. The character Dill Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird is believed to be based on which famous author, a childhood friend and neighbour of its author Harper Lee? His best known works include the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966). 6. Voiced by Harry Shearer, what is the name of the good-natured, cheery next-door neighbour to the Simpson family, who is generally loathed by Homer Simpson?

7. What is the title of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film that starred James Stewart as a wheelchair bound photographer who, during a powerful heat wave, watches his neighbours, who keep their windows open to stay cool? 8. Which rather grumpy television character had neighbours called Patrick and Pippa Tench, played by Angus Deayton and Janine Duvitski? 9. Whose (television) neighbours were Fred and Ethel Mertz played by Vivienne Vance and William Frawley? 10. Which song-writing husband and wife team composed the theme tune to the Australian soap opera Neighbours? Not a lot of people know that... not only do Ant and Dec work together, they also live next door to each other, on the same street in Chiswick, West London. They said they didn't care people think this is "bizarre" because they’d spend a "fortune in cab fares" if they lived further apart. And that's not all - the pair even purchased two villas side by side in a luxury Portuguese golf resort on the Algarve so they can holiday together too.

Answers: 1. CHARLENE ROBINSON (MITCHELL), 2. WUTHERING HEIGHTS, 3. 1970s (from April 1972 to January 1976), 4. BRYAN ADAMS, 5. TRUMAN CAPOTE, 6. NED (Nedward) FLANDERS Junior, 7. REAR WINDOW, 8. VICTOR MILDREW (One Foot in the Grave), 9. LUCILLE BALL/ARNAZ (I Love Lucy), 10. TONY HATCH (music) and JACKIE TRENT (lyrics)

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LINDA is a 14-year-old living with her parents in a former commune on the banks of a lake in rural Minnesota. She is called a freak at school and is mostly left alone in a place where most people have longsince moved on. But soon a mother and father and their young child Paul move into the cabin next door. Linda starts to babysit for the family and soon feels as though she has somewhere to belong. Linda is then forced to make a choice as she is drawn into a darkness that she does not understand in Emily Fridlund’s poetic novel and haunting novel History of Wolves.

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• Matt Groening, Cartoonist; School and received a Lifetime February 15, 64 Achievement Award at the UK The brains behind The SimpSoap Awards in 2005. sons and Futurama debuted • Michael Jordan, Basketball player; February 17, 55 when his cartoon characters appeared on the Tracey Ullman Jordan is considered by many to be Matt Groening. Show. His series set in the ficone of the greatest basketball tional town of Springfield is one of the players of all time. Despite not making his longest-running on US TV. high school team because of his height, he went on to play for the Chicago Bulls and • June Brown, Soap Star; February 16, 91 is a six-time NBA champion. Albert Square’s Dot Cotton first began • Yoko Ono, Artist; February 18, 85 playing the role in BBC soap EastEnders Japanese avant-garde artist Ono has played a major role in anti-war and environmental in 1985. She trained at the Old Vic Drama

activism throughout her career. She married Beatle John Lennon after the two met in the 1960’s and they spent their honeymoon in bed for a week for peace. Their son Sean was born in 1975. • Millie Bobby Brown, Actor; February 19, 14 The Strange Things star was born in Marbella, Spain before she moved to Bournemouth with her family when she was five years old. Brown also had roles in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.

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• 356 - Paganism shut down Roman Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all Latin pagan temples in the empire, another step in the rise of Christianity in Europe. • 1229 - Holy Land handed over Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II signs a pact with Egyptian Sultan alKamil, retaking Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem in the Sixth Crusade. • 1613 - Romanov crowned Mikhail I is elected Tsar of Russia, beginning over 300 years of Russia being ruled by the Romanov dynasty. They will remain in power until the revolutions of 1917 and the foundation of the USSR. • 1753 - Calendar change February 17 is followed by March 1 in Sweden after the country moves from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. • 1863 - Red Cross founded A group in meeting in Geneva creates the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded. It would later change its name to the International Committee of the Red Cross. • 1942 - Fall of Singapore British general Arthur Percival surrenders to Japanese forces after their attack on Singapore in the largest surrender of British led forces in history. • 1971 - Emergency broadcast mistake The United States’ Emergency Broadcast System is accidently activated after a national alert is sent out in error. The EBS was designed to send messages to the public during times of war and crisis. • 2005 - Kyoto protocol enacted Russia ratifies the international Kyoto agreement on climate change and emissions leading it to come into force across the world.

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WHEN surgeon Dr Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and journalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) are stranded on a mountain after a plane crash they become dependent on each other for survival. They then begin their trek across the wilderness to reach civilisation. Falls, wild animals and arguments plague them on along the way, but they both become closer through their shared struggle. The Mountain Between Us is a tale of two strangers thrown into a desperate effort to survive.


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TECH FOR THE TIMID IF you’re still listening to music on your own CDs, MP3s or even (gasp) cassettes, the bad news is that you’re officially a dinosaur. Guilty as charged m’lud. The reality of our techno-age is that we’re spoilt for choice in how we ‘consume’ our music these days. Great for us, tough luck on the performers who apparently earn less than 0.005 euro cents every time their song is ‘streamed’ on Spotify or other music sites. Remember when we might have paid €10 for a CD? Now if I played the same track every day for a year on Spotify (definitely grounds for divorce), the artist might get €2. It’s little wonder that performers make their real money these days from concerts and merchandising. Not that we’re much more moral now when it comes to pirating music. Napster unleashed a frenzy of MP3 music sharing nearly two decades ago. Streaming was supposed to put an end to piracy, but in fact 40 per cent of users currently ‘stream-rip’ music (rising to 53 per cent among the young), with

LP or not LP, that is the question, says Terence Kennedy

MUSIC STREAMING: Half a cent a track. YouTube as the absolutely leakiest source. Those of us who want to do the right thing with music have a cornucopia of ways to access music these days. The most popular music sites right now are Spotify, Deezer, Ti d a l , A m a z o n P r i m e M u s i c

and Apple Music. Through your phone, tablet, computer or, increasingly, digital assistants like Amazon’s Echo series or Google Home, you pay a small fee each month, or even get the music for free if you can put up with advertising, and you get access to huge music libraries to listen to whenever

and wherever you fancy. Pay around €10 a month (what we used to shell out for a single CD), and in some cases you can actually download the music to listen to offline, AND you lose the ads. Amid this onslaught of music for the millions, it’s perhaps surprising that good old-fashioned vinyl LPs are on the up, with 40 million sold last year. Who would have thought that the snap, crackle and pop of needles on plastic would break through the niche nostalgia barrier, normally reserved for anorak steam enthusiasts, philatelists and people who thought life was better when we all lived in cardboard boxes and walked 30 miles to school. Barefoot. What certainly isn’t coming back is the late and largely unlamented cassette, a triumph of convenience over quality. Even if the amazing ability to compile your own mixtape back in the 70’s and 80’s meant cassetting there was half the fun.

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Play it again Sam DIGITAL assistants are well on their way to being the fastest-growing techno-toy of the era, with nearly 60 million due to be sold in 2018. Using one like Amazon’s market-leading Echo can be a truly spooky experience. Simply say ‘Alexa, play...’ plus the genre, artiste or actual track of your choice and away it goes in high quality, either on its own or through your home stereo if you’ve hooked it up by cable or Bluetooth. Sadly, trying out the sniggeringly popular command, ‘Alexa, play baby-making music’ shows that Amazon’s engineers really need to get out more. I can’t speak for anyone else, but the cheesiness of its ‘elevator muzak’ choice had my partner and I in gales of laughter. ‘Baby-making’ romantic that certainly ain’t.

Generation snowflake delays the real world as long as possible Nora Johnson

Breaking Views Nora is the author of popular psychological suspense and crime thrillers and a freelance journalist. To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/nora-johnson

ACCORDING to a recent medical study, adolescence now stretches to the age of 24 as growing up is slowing down. Is this delayed development because we’ve feather-bedded today’s youngsters so that they stay at school till 18, followed by three further years avoiding responsibility at uni (for them, just three more years of partying) followed by gap years etc, such that their brains have readjusted to adolescence lasting longer? (Nonetheless, this period of transformation from child into mature adult can take

longer with some than others. Some - Jeremy Corbyn, I’m looking at you! - may regard Venezuela’s sinking economy as a better economic model for the western world while others - Trump? - may believe that grabbing a woman by the crotch is a turn on for most women.) And when they finally do get to university, these snowflake-students will inevitably regard deadline extensions, exam resits or exemptions from procedures deemed ‘upsetting’ as a welcome cop-out. Newsflash: Doctors will no longer have to undertake training in surgery or pathology as many find this work ‘distasteful, creepy and upsetting.’ A spokesperson for the NHS stated that: “Doctors will be exempt from cases of

who have grown up. Whatever next? A trigger warning at the beginning of a crime novel that someone, possibly even another person, will be dead by the end? Phew! As the author of crime thrillers - The Girl in the Red Dress the latest in the series (all profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity as you know) - perhaps I’d better switch to writing fantasy and fairy tales! Photo credit: unsplash

GENERATION SNOWFLAKE: Out of touch with the world. legal and insurance action arising from deaths from surgically related non-procedures”. I made this up, but you get the idea. Our snowflake-generation is so pampered by decades of

child-centred parenting/education, is it surprising they’re putting off real life? But you can’t hold back time, careers, finding lifepartners, babies. They’ll regret it waking up at 40 totally

alone in the world. So, snowflakes, if you’re likely to be distressed by things, simply stay at home daydreaming, cocooned by your blanket, teddy and fantasy books and leave real life to those of us

Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘The Girl in the Red Dress’, ‘No Way Back’, ‘Landscape of Lies’, ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.net) available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.99;£0.99) and iBookstore.


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Drugged up AROUND a quarter of young people between the age of 13 and 18 are thought to experience anxiety on a regular basis, according to a recent report, with approximately 5 per cent of all children in Europe estimated to suffer from ADHD. The situation has prompted the Duchess of Cambridge to launch a website that aims to help improve mental well-being of children in primary school and the support they receive if they suffer from a n y d i ff i c u l t i e s . T h e w e b s i t e claims that ‘one in 10 children experience a mental health difficulty by age 11.’ H o w e v e r, M a t t H u d s o n , a leading behavioural change expert and founder of Motivational Change and the Hudson M i n d T h e o r y, i s w a r n i n g parents of the dangers of confusing common emotions such as sadness, fear and grief which are commonly experienced by children with some symptoms

of actual medical conditions. He revealed: “We are constantly hearing that mental illness among children is on the rise; more anxious, stressed and depressed than ever before. Confused and insecure children are likely to be diagnosed as depressed or traumat i s e d . E n e rg e t i c o r d i s r u p t i v e youngsters are said to be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children who give their teachers a hard time or argue with adults might even find themselves labelled victims of ‘oppositional defiant disorder.’” Hudson advises parents to seek other tools to help their children cope with their feelings, as “The authorities now have the power to issue drugs like Ritalin for ADHD, which is as powerful as cocaine, directly to children - and the parents have no say in the decision. “The prescription is based on a chemical imbalance theory, a theory that has never been

MIND MATTERS: Mental health difficulties among children are thought to be increasing. proven to this day.” If you have any doubts or concerns about the well-being of your children, it is wise to seek

out advice from numerous mental health professionals and always seek out a second opinion if your doctor prescribes drugs

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Feeling the pulse SWEET THING: Sugary food to be reduced.

Cracking down on sugar cTHE Spanish health ministry has announced it plans to reduce sugar, salt and fat levels in 3,500 products by 2020. In order to achieve this, the ministry has partnered with more than 500 food and beverage companies and catering companies will now have to improve the quality of the meals offered in schools, by reducing the amount of processed and fried products as well as offering more fruit, vegetables and fish. Vending machines will also have to be filled by at least a third with more ‘balanced foods’ and the maximum amount of sugar added to hot drinks machines will be cut down by 15 per cent. The news comes after the Lithuanian government made a similar announcement of its decision to partner with food manufacturers to reduce the amount of salt and sugar in food instead of bringing in a sugar tax. Dolors Montserrat, the Spanish health minister claimed the move is “a pioneering plan to improve the composition of food, promote the health of Spaniards and prevent chronic diseases.”

PULSES are cheap, tasty and a good source of nutrition, as well as being an important food group in many traditional diets across the globe. They are part of the food group known as legumes and comprise food such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and beans. However, the Linus Pauling Institute has revealed they are not a common component in the typical Western diet, despite their many health benefits. If you can’t remember the time you ate a healthy portion of pulses, it might be time to change your diet as they are a great source of fibre, protein and essential nutrients and help to ward off all manner of diseases. Pulses are great for your heart, and eating a significant portion on a regular basis could lower the risk of cardio-

vascular disease as they are high in fibre. Just one cup of cooked lentils contains around 15g of fibre, 60 per cent of your recommended daily amount. This may help to keep your heart healthy by lowering

cholesterol levels and the high levels of potassium they contain can help to lower blood pressure. Pulses also have a low glycemic index, meaning they only cause a small spike in blood sugar levels when consumed. Those who consume

GOOD STUFF: Pulses are packed with potassium, protein and fibre. more low-glycemic foods have less of a risk of developing diabetes, while they can also

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10 things NOT to do if you have Achilles Tendonitis OR any other tendon issue in your hips, knees or ankles for that matter! Tendons attach muscles to bones, they most resemble a rope - lots of strands altogether. So they can fray. 1. Rest completely Medicine has moved on! Now we know that if you stop moving . . . you rarely get going again. So DON’T STOP! Get a properly managed exercise programme. 2. Get passive treatment All that lovely rubbing and fancy machines do help reduce pain temporarily but a properly managed exercise programme is the only way. 3. Get injections Quite simply - there is no proof they work. And steroid injections in any form actually break down the cords in the tendon making it fray faster. 4. Ignore pain Pain is your body’s way of

By Estelle Mitchell www.thebodyworksclinic.com telling you to stop. So if it hurts, you’ve gone too far and need to back off. 5. Stretch your tendon Would you pull harder on a frayed rope? Nope. So don’t do this to your tendon either. Get some passive therapy to stretch the muscles instead. 6. Massage your tendon Leave that frayed rope alone! You are making it worse! If you want a nice rub focus on the MUSCLE. 7. Worry about your scans Did you have a picture of your tendon before it hurt? Or the tendon on the other leg? Then how do you know it didn’t look like that already?

Scary words like ‘degeneration’ and ‘tears’ can be frightening. Tendons can take a lot of load even if a bit frayed. But they do need proper management as they don’t heal like other tissues in the body. 8. Worry about rupture People who rupture their tendon usually didn’t have pain beforehand. 9. Take short cuts Tendons have a rubbish blood supply so they are slow to heal. It takes time and effort to get a good result. BUT if you work hard it will get back to normal. 10. Not understanding how the tendon works Understanding how the tendons work means you know when to start and when to stop and what to do. For more information check our Facebook page Bodyworks Health Clinic or call us on 952 883 151.

For more information on nerve pain and problems in the spine as well as accurate diagnosis please check out our blog - www.TheBodyworksClinic.com or call us on 952 883 151.

PAIN NO GAIN: Take care not to overdo it when exercising.

How to cope with post-workout soreness IT’S normal to feel a bit sore after an intense workout, but what should you do when the pain is worse than usual and is interfering with your daily life? The scientific term for post-workout aches and pains is DOMS - ‘delayed-onset muscle soreness.’ It usually peaks around two to three days following exercise as your body starts to go to town on repairing any muscle fibres that may have been torn during the workout. Occasionally, you may ex-

perience ‘extreme soreness,’ which is more likely to happen after you’ve done an intense activity that your muscles aren’t accustomed to. Just because you’re more sore, it doesn’t always mean you’re getting better workout results and can cause you more damage in the long term so don’t make a habit of exercising regularly on a high level of soreness. However, there are several simple things you can do to ease the pain. First of all, make sure you

stay hydrated as research has shown a correlation between dehydration and DOMS. Water helps to purge waste products and toxins that are associated with muscle soreness. Also make sure you eat lots of protein which is vital for rebuilding muscle tissue. You could also try switching between heat and cold therapy as ice helps to reduce the swelling that is sometimes the result of extreme soreness while heat can minimise pain and tension.


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dressed in the same style of costume, young children from school classes, teenagers and individuals all dressing up for fun and with a great sense of common community. Theoretically, this is to let the people let off steam before the more serious start of Lent, a period of six weeks of fasting and religious devotion which this year coin c id ed w ith St Valentine’s Day. The reality is that the Spanish genera lly love any opportu n it y to p arty a nd S an Pe d r o

at the weekend was no exception, but the good thing is that whilst there was plenty of partying well into the early morning, it was as us ua l good humoure d and without any of the ugly scenes that have occurred in other countries. With Marbella covering s uc h a la rge a re a with numerous differe nt la rge tow ns , it makes sense for the events to take place a t diffe re nt w e e ke nds , s o a l-

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Carnival takes over the streets LAST weekend saw literally hundreds of people hit the streets o f Sa n P e d ro A lc a n t a r a to c e le brate Carnival. There w e re groups all

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Pamper your body and soul NEW IDEAS: Looking and feeling better thanks to Marbella Club. FEBRUARY is a time when we start to get a little bored and are looking for new experiences and just maybe the iconic Marbella Club on the Golden Mile can come up with a couple of ideas for you. If you’re new to the concept of wellness or simply in need of a day to solely focus on you, the Spa is ready to offer some great day pro-

grammes which will give you a subtle, yet effective, kickstart. To follow a day of pampering for the body, you can then meet up with your other half to enjoy a fabulous gastronomic evening in the Champagne Room and El Grill. The legendary Champagne Room has become the perfect place to hold these gastronomic events which, under

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the expert management of their Sommelier Ángel González, have now become classic affairs. Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, España Call on 952 822 211, email reservas@marbellaclub.com or visit www.marbellaclub.com.

PAUL MAXWEL and his live band are back performing at JoysLive in Puerto Banus every Wednesday evening at midnight. The piano man as he is known on the Costa del Sol is a seasoned professional who has supported some of the biggest names in the international music world and has released a number of CDs during his long and successful career. This is one of the top nightspots in the Marbella area, on the front line of Puerto Banus which makes no charge for entry and loves to welcome new customers. To find out more about the music and musicians who appear every night of the year, visit the website www.joyslive.com.


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Music to please Finnish visitors and more FUENGIROLA is a popular resort and destination for visitors from Finland and one of the most popular musicians who has been in the Finnish charts for years is playing two gigs in the town. Mancunian Paul Oxley who has received a number of platinum discs in his adopted country is currently working with an American keyboard player and a Spanish flamenco guitarist and they will be appearing as the Paul Oxley Acoustic Trio at the Koppas Bar in Fuengirola on Friday February 23 and then in the Kukko Bar Restaurant also in Fuengirola the following day. Entry to both gigs is â‚Ź12 but although the establishments are very close to each other, the repertoire for the two nights is different with

PAUL OXLEY: Playing guitar. Koppas being perhaps more of a rock club and Kukko a little more laid back. If you want to find out more about Paul, visit the Paul Oxley’s Unit page on Facebook.

Fellini dreamed with Picasso THE world of Federico Fellini arrives at the Picasso Museum in Malaga with an exhibition that shows drawings, films, photographs and other documents from the Italian film director. Together with paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic work by Pablo Picasso, the exhibit shows the common sensibilities of

these two giants of the 20th century. The classical antiquity, the female archetypes, the circus, as well as an analysis of the respective creative processes, are the aspects that from now until May 13, are contained in this exhibition that brings together the work of two artists who enjoyed the freedom of absolute creation.

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Enjoy free tapas and music A NEWLY opened company in Fuengirola is inviting potential customers to visit their store this Saturday to view a range of musical instruments and to enjoy free tapas, a drink and some flamenco. Everyone is invited to visit the Used Products shop in Av. Santa Amalia 12,

29640 Fuengirola to enjoy their hospitality between noon and 5pm. You will have the opportunity to see their acoustic and electric guitars as well as amps, speakers and lighting, and a wide range of other instruments from keyboards to saxophones.

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Enter the realm of fantasy and cosplay THE Gibraltar International Comic Con is returning with vengeance and an expanded programme after its success last year. Now a three-day event set around the King’s Bastion area it is being held from Friday May 4 to Sunday May 6 with a special preview for selected guests prior to the official opening. The convention will host science fiction and fantasy related film, as well as television programmes and a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, web comics and fantasy novels. So far, three celebrity guests have been announced, American actor Tim Russ who played Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, British

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DRESS UP: Come as your favourite character. actor Michael Henbury who appeared in Labyrinth, Willow, as an Ewok in Star Wars and a Goblin in various Harry Potter movies. The third guest will be Clem So an American actor of oriental extraction who has played a number of ‘evil’ characters in different fantasy movies and TV over the years. Cosplay will be an important element of the event with many

visitors expected to arrive dressed as their favourite charter and rules state that no costume may be bigger than three metres and the person wearing it must be able to climb a short set of stairs. Early bird tickets are currently exhausted but a regular check of the website will reveal new guests and ticket availability, so visit http://gibraltarinternationalcomiccon.com/.

Excellence of Aragon BACCHUS CELLAR by Lorenzo Barbareschi CARIÑENA: Old school wine. CARIÑENA is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) created in 1932 for wines produced on the Campo de Cariñena plateau near the centre of Aragón, the acknowledged source of the Carignan grape or Mazuelo. This is also grown in Italy and new world regions. The vineyards lie between 400-800m above sea level with temperature extremes over 12 months as well as daytime and night which contribute to the characteristic intensity of Cariñena wines. The local population had been producing mead since 300 BC; during the Middle Ages wine-making prospered under the protection of monasteries and by the 16th century vineyards covered 50 per cent of the territory of Zaragoza Province. Since 1995 Cariñena exports have quadrupled thanks to changes aimed at attracting more overseas buyers through fruitier, lighter and well balanced wines while the traditional robust, high alcohol content wines are retained

mainly for local consumption. The most planted variety is Garnacha tinta (55 per cent) for reds and rosés, followed by Viura (20 per cent), Mazuelo and Tempranillo (15 per cent), while Moscatel Romano is used for the production of sweet Moscatels and a rare red grape called Vidadillo. Tempranillo is blended with Garnacha to make the Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. The whites are made with Viura and the rosés use Garnacha along with other white and red varieties and are macerated for colour. Both the fresh young whites, which represent 20 per cent of total production, and rosés, are best consumed within the year of production. Reds have the characteristic style of Garnacha wines produced in hot climates and, in the case of oak-aged Crianzas, have the taste and strength provided by 5 per cent of Cariñena grapes which pair well with red meats and game. Happy tasting.


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Thursday February 16 Age Concern meet every Thursday from 11.00-13.00 at the Pensionista building in Los Boliches. They are located above the indoor market and just around the corner from Los Boliches station. They offer advice, support, help and friendship. Pop in and meet old friends and make new ones. Full social calendar throughout the year. They look forward to seeing you. Lifeline 652 537 615. Language exchange workshop: free, every week from 9.30-11.30am in the Pensioners Centre in Las Lagunas. For more information contact 952 890 010 or frd@mijas.es. Los Jueves al Casco: Every week from 8am-12 noon enjoy special discounts, live music, free tastings and more in Marbella Old Town. Rio Verde Villa Romana Ruins: free guided tour from 11am to 1pm. Calle del Mar, Marbella. Rotary Club: meets every week at 2pm during lunch at Cortijo de Ramiro, Calle 11, Urb Guadalmina Baja, San Pedro de Alcantara at. Please contact lizzie@marriagewed dingservices.com to book a place. San Pedro street market: Every week from 9am-2pm, Calle Jorge Guillen. American Club of Estepona (ACE [all nationalities welcome]): Open Mon-Sat, 14pm. Calle San Roque 65 (three blocks west of old bus station). For more information contact 952 793 059 (Club Times) or www.acestepona. org. Walking Football: every week from 10.30am at the Estadio Santa Maria in Elviria. Walking Football is for men and women over 50 to play football without running or tackling and is a great way to meet new friends. Visit www.walkingfootballspain.com for details. 1st Fuengirola scout group meets at St Anthony’s College, Fuengirola on Thursday 5pm to 7pm for all young people between six and 18 years Contact Robert Troost: 610 755 995 or Robert.troost@ britishscoutingoverseas.org.u k.

HOLI LIFE Malaga, Malaga City, Sunday February 18 ONE of the most colourful events in Europe, HOLI LIFE is a 5km race which participants can run or walk while getting sprayed with colourful powder at every kilometre. Inspired by the Holi festival in India, this fun-filled race is not competitive and anyone can take part: families, friends - you can even bring your pet along. Participants must wear white at the starting line, including the official

Friday February 17 Age Concern meet every Friday from 11.30-13.00 at Bar Conrisa in the centre of La Cala de Mijas. They are located behind Supersol and there is plenty of free parking. They offer advice, support, help and friendship. Pop in and meet old friends and make new ones. Full social calendar throughout the year. Just follow the sound of laughter. They look forward to seeing you. Lifeline 652 537 615. Age Care Association: Weekly coffee morning from 11am to 12.30pm at the Hogar del Jubilado in Los Boliches, Fuengirola. Drop in for a chat and to share experiences. For more information contact 635 407 255. 1st Fuengirola scout group meets at St Anthony’s College, Fuengirola on Fridays 7pm to 9pm for all young people between six and 18 years Contact Robert Troost: 610 755 995 or Robert.troost@ britishscoutingoverseas.org.u k. Christian Basilica of San Pedro de Alcantara: From 11am-1pm, free guided tour of one of the oldest Christian churches on the Iberian Peninsula. Calle Vega del Mar, San Pedro de Alcantara. Royal British Legion: Benejarafe branch meets every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm at Restaurante Puerta Niza, Carretera Nacional 340A Km263.7 offering emotional and financial help to those who have served in the Armed Forces. American Club of Estepona (ACE [all nationalities wel-

race t-shirt and bib, but are also encouraged to add elements of fancy dress to spice things up. The vibrant powders used during the event are made with corn flour and natural food colouring. The organiser claims they are not toxic, they won’t produce allergic reactions and are approved by the EU. The race starts at 11am at the Jose Maria Martin Carpena Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Centre) car

come]): Open Mon-Sat, 14pm. Calle San Roque 65 (three blocks west of old bus station). For more information contact 952 793 059 (Club Times) or www.acestepona. org. University of the Third Age Costa del Sol: play Mah Jong every week from 10am-1pm at the PYR Hotel in Fuengirola. For more information contact +34 633 552 238 or visit www.u3afuengirolacostadel sol.com.

Saturday February 18 Flamenco show: free every Wednesday and Saturday from 12-1pm in Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Mijas Pueblo. Organic market: Every week from 10am-1pm at Guadalhorce - Las Chapas. Puerto Banus street market: Every week from 9am2pm near the bull ring in Nueva Andalucia. Triple A: Every week volunteer dog walkers required between 10am and 3pm at Calle Carril de la Mina 33 in Marbella. For more information contact 952 771 586. American Club of Estepona (ACE [all nationalities welcome]): Open Mon-Sat, 14pm. Calle San Roque 65 (three blocks west of old bus station). For more information contact 952 793 059 (Club Times) or www.acestepona. org.

Sunday February 19 Benahavis second-hand market: Every week from 9am to 2pm, located 1km before the village on the right hand side of the road. University of the Third Age:

BRIGHT: The most colourful event of the year is coming to Malaga City park in Malaga City, and there will also be an after party held there afterwards. For more information and tickets visit: www.holilife.es.

Every week coffee morning from 11.30am to 1pm at the Primavera Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches. For more information contact: 679 516 654 or visit www.u3afuengiro lacostadelsol.com. Sunday market La Trocha Coin. Every week. Over 200 stalls. All welcome. For more info call 618 826 852.

Monday February 20 Royal Air Forces Association Costa del Sol Branch afternoon social on the third Monday of the month at Bar El Jardin, Avenida Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena. Everyone is welcome, members or otherwise. Quiz with prize and raffle with all proceeds going to the Association to help with welfare work. For more information: www.rafa costadelsol.co.uk. Age Care Association: Weekly coffee morning from 11am to 12.30pm at La Iglesia Bar in Benalmadena. Drop in for a chat and to share experiences. For more information contact 635 407 255. RAF Association Costa del Sol: social meeting, first Monday of the month, at 12pm in Restaurante Los Morenos, Alhaurin el Grande. For more information contact secretary@ rafacostadelsol.co.uk. American Club of Estepona (ACE [all nationalities welcome]): Open Mon-Sat, 14pm. Calle San Roque 65 (three blocks west of old bus station). For more information contact 952 793 059 (Club Times) or www.acestepona. org. Walking Football: every week from 7.30pm at the El Retamar pitch by the Butterfly

Park in Benalmadena. Walking Football is for men and women over 50 to play football without running or tackling and is a great way to meet new friends. Visit www.walkingfoot ballspain.com for details. ‘Are you affected by someone’s drinking?’ Al-anon Family Groups hold a meeting at 8.30pm in the Divina Pastora church rooms (Calle Juan Breva 2), Marbella. Confidential helpline: 602 553 470.

Tuesday February 21 Royal Air Forces Association Costa del Sol Branch Coffee Morning social at Restaurante Venta los Morenos, Alhaurin el Grande on every first Tuesday in the month starting at 12pm. Everyone is welcome, members or otherwise. Quiz with prize and raffle with all proceeds going to the Association to help with welfare work. For more information: www.rafacostadelsol.co.uk. Age Care Association: Weekly coffee morning from 11am to 1pm at the International Baptist Church in Calahonda. Drop in for a chat and to share experiences. For more information contact 635 407 255. Arroyo Social and Welfare Club meets every Tuesday at Agata Apartments, Arroyo de la Miel 11.30am for 12 noon start. There is a raffle, quiz, and a game such as Play Your Cards Right, plus extras! For more information call Anthia on 634 157 042. Costa Women Business Group: meets every second Tuesday at 9.30am until 11.30am for business networking in La Cala. For more

information contact Ali 677 251 058. Fuengirola Ukulele Singalong Group: meets every Tuesday 8pm at Cabaret Club in Fuengirola (next to Bioparc Zoo). Language exchange workshop: free, every week from 9.30-11.30am in the Pensioners Centre in Mijas village. For more information contact 952 890 010 or frd@mijas.es. The Good Companions Club meets every Tuesday in Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches 12-1.30pm. For more information contact Tony White on 952 494 730. American Club of Estepona (ACE [all nationalities welcome]): Open Mon-Sat, 14pm. Calle San Roque 65 (three blocks west of old bus station). For more information contact 952 793 059 (Club Times) or www.acestepona. org. Walking Football: every week from 8pm on the five-aside pitches at the Estadio de San Pedro in San Pedro de Alcantara. Walking Football is for men and women over 50 to play football without running or tackling and is a great way to meet new friends. Visit www.walkingfootballspain.com for details. The Good Vibrations Singing Sessions runs Tuesday nights at 7.30pm at Huber Plataforme De Arte, Calle San Antonio, Estepona. €100 prepaid concession, €15 casually. Go to ‘Find Your Voice Vocal Studio’ on Facebook for details.

Wednesday February 22 The Royal British Legion: Torremolinos Branch meets every Wednesday in the Vanilla Bar in Plaza la Nogalera, Torremolinos (opp the railway station) from 12.30pm. Age Care Association: Weekly coffee morning from 11am to 12.30pm at the Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola. Drop in for a chat and to share experiences. For more information contact 635 407 255. Flamenco show: free every Wednesday and Saturday from 12-1pm in Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Mijas Pueblo.


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Community gardens for growing a garden when you don’t have your own Many projects are undertaken to plant trees and create gardens on a project basis for only a limited time. Mostly the projects are on a voluntary basis with the benefit going to the neighbourhood where the project is undertaken. You can check at your local town hall or search through social media to find a community group that suits the type of gardening activity that you may be interested in. There are many that are looking for volunteers and others that provide you with your own space for your own garden. Many community garden plots have waiting lists due to the demand for this type of activity being so popular, but the more interest that is shown to have places available, the more that will be created. The municipality of Inca in

Mallorca recently raffled 24 urban garden plots at the local Serral de les Monges Park to bring the number of garden plots available for use to 36 places after people had been waiting up to three years for a space. Community gardens are a great way to meet new people with similar interests and to share gardening ideas and methods. It also gives a good reason to get out into the fresh air and undertake fruitful exercise with a project that can provide many benefits. Many non-government organisations provide training to improve your gardening skills as well as projects to participate in to benefit the community such as tree planting and sustainable gardens to provide examples of what is possible with community

support. One of the most widely known group of organisations is Permaculture. Permaculture is a worldwide movement that researches ways to provide sustainable methods of gardening and other lifestyle activities to bring harmony into our lives. Their activities are well publicised and often have government and community support for the projects they undertake. You can find a wide range of projects at https://perma cultureglobal.org/ projects or more locally in Spain at https://www.ecoherencia.es/a reas/agroecologia-y-perma cultura/. It is a good idea to also ask locally as many such projects are not publicised outside of the local region.

More ways to make your garden eco-friendly CREATING a green space that complements the environment requires a bit more thought than you would think. However, there are several simple techniques you can adopt that will make all the difference to your new garden. A significant part of ecofriendly gardening is using untreated, non-GMO seeds and plants. Distributing organic, sustainable seeds throughout your garden is much easier now that many seed companies have taken the safe seed pledge, but ecologically-friendly plants can be harder to source. The best way to source plants raised in organic gardens is to go to a plant fair at a garden centre where you will be able to talk to the grower about how the plants

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have a negative impact on soil and plant life, and is viewed as a waste when used outside. This can be achieved by installing swales or rain barrels so you can direct rainwater to your garden.

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GOLF LAS BRISAS Golf share. For Sale or Swap for anything valuable. Offers. Buy now, pay later. George 617 333 777.

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ADDICTION THERAPY ADDICTION THERAPIST: Alcohol-Drugs. British Qualified with Personal Experience. Charlie. 634 989 480. (249603)

BEAUTY TREATMENTS BOTOX AND FILLERS From €95. Covers the Costa del Sol and inland. www.beautifulmarbella.es 609 347 086.

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CLASSIFIEDS BLISS BEAUTY: Pedicure from 25€ & Manicure from 15€. Now open in Fuengirola by Horse Roundabout. Calle Maestra Angeles Aspiazu 1. Tel 952 006 722 blissfuengiro la@gmail.com (257836)

DENTISTS ENGLISH SPEAKING DENTIST in Fuengirola. Specialising in Zircon crowns, bridges etc. Free check up! drvisky@hotmail.com - 689 887 019 (260517)

MASSAGE SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260 www.masajessayan.es (259547)

HOLIDAY RENTAL COSTA DEL SOL 20 mins from Gibraltar & Puerto Banus. 60ft Motor Yacht for holiday rental. HOLIDAY RENTAL minimum stay 3 months between May & October 2018. 3 En-Suite cabins. Full equipped galley Kitchen. Salon with TV. Back Deck for El Fresco dining. Fly Bridge with seating area. Very Spacious. Part Air-Con. £700pm Contact Garry 0044 7966 378235 (258018)

HOT TUBS / SPAS HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs. 691 973 131 952 793 398 (258759)

HOUSE CLEARANCES THE WAREHOUSE – We buy a Single item to a Full House Clearance – 602 610 103 (253107) FURNITURE wanted, same day collection, also house clearance and removals. 675 357 575 (258004)

INSURANCE

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HOUSE CLEARANCES WE CLEAR HOUSES, GARAGES, STORAGE UNITS, BARS. brian.d.hughes@hotmail.com 656 187 140 (256405) CASH PAID for your unwanted house or garage items. Please call 600 041 434

INSURANCE MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! LSM INSURANCE. No fat singing blokes or trumpeting telephones, just professional service at the best prices for all your insurance needs including car, household, commercial, life, health and travel. Tel 952 578 008 or www.lsminsurance.biz for a quotation (257690)

INTERNET GET YOUR business noticed online! Make sure that expats in Spain can find your product, service, restaurant, bar or shop. Contact Spain’s newest and brightest online directory TODAY. Call 951 386 161 or email mark.w@euroweeklynews.com for more details

LAWYERS

LEGAL SERVICES LEGAL & TAX ADVICE RESIDENTS & NON RESIDENTS +34 633 898 172 gloria @gaialegalservices. com (256298)

LOANS LOANS AVAILABLE on all types of paintings, jeweler, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques & Jewelers shops extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel: 952 588 795 (SE)

LOANS: personal, business, start-up, debts, embargos, bad credit, taxes, divorce. Fast, secure, simple, safe 617 333 777 (251417)

24/7 LOCKSMITH LOCKSMITH emergency / appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (248853) ENGLISH 24/7 LOCKSMITH/SAFE ENGINEERS. 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, CALL DAREN OR BOB 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 WWW.SECURITYOFSPAIN. COM (252570)

MISCELLANEOUS WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Worldwide courier and Passport renewals. All adverts taken for the Euro Weekly News- display or classified. Open 9.00-2.00PM (Monday to Friday). Special hours apply August and Xmas. One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93. Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)

MOBILITY MOBILITY scooters, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames, etc, for sale and rent. Large selection of quality used scooters at competitive prices. Rascal vantage X, Rascal Veo X, Shoprider Sovereign, Pride Go Go, Neo 4 and 8, Mercury Prism, Pride XL8, Rascal 388, Rascal 329, Rascal 125 Wheelchair, Shoprider electric wheelchair breaks up for boot, Rascal 330 electric wheelchair as new condition at considerable saving, Rascal turnabout electric wheelchair, plus many more all with guarantee. New and used wheelchairs for sale at competitive prices. Brand New Pride Go Go Mobility Scooters All models just arrived huge savings on retails prices. Rentals from 55 euros weekly. New mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. Mobility scooters bought for cash. www.mobilityscootersdirectspain.co m email info@mobilityscootersdirectspain.com Tel 609 581 139 (257845)

SENIORWORLD - MOBILITY scooters, wheelchairs, stairlifts, nursing beds, rise ´n´ recline chairs and a large range of daily living aids for sale or hire. Visit our showroom in Los Boliches - or call on 952 663 131 or 670 964 181 for advice & best prices. (257631)

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www.Mobility-Spain.com The Mobility Wizards S.L. For all your mobility needs: Repairs, Rentals, Sales and Insurance. Call: 633 127 901/ 622 832 954. (259038) PREMIER MOBILITY SPAIN – Sale or Hire of Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs & Walking Aids. Batteries & Tyres supplied & fitted. All types of repairs carried out i.e Stair-lifts, Electric Bikes, Pool Pumps & TV’s. Call 603 263 157/663 956 018 / 951 542 184 (256218)

MORTGAGES FLUENT FINANCE Abroad. Are you looking to release equity in your home here in Spain? Need to pay IBI, Community Fees, Taxes, but don’t have the cash available now to do this. Do you want to sell your property for what it is worth but don’t have the ability/time frame due to cash constraints? Do you want an alternative to the Banks who are costly and slow? Call us now on +34 691 179 445 +34 952 961 952 or email ronald@flu entfinanceabroad.com Come and visit us in our San Pedro office (257516)

MOSQUITO SCREENS MOSQUITO NICK NO1 SPECIALIST FOR MOSQUITO SCREENS for all types of windows and doors. PRICE PROMISE/NEVER BEATEN ON PRICE!!! All types of screens: sliding, pull-down, pleated, fixed and ARCHED available in all colours including wood grain. Call Nick at 647 072 861, www.mosquitonick.ws (257078) (T1) ACE OF SHADES - Don’t let the bugs get you! Available in enrollable, slider and pleated. Large choice of colours including wood effect. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof shades.design (101730) MOSQUITO Screens for windows, doors and a high quality sliding patio door screen. All finishes available. Quick service. All areas covered. Call Julian 655 825 931 (253200) www.euroweeklynews.com

CAR SERVICES AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804 email: transmat ic2005@yahoo.com. www.transmatic.es (258783)


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FOR SALE SELLING YOUR SPANISH CAR? PHONE Bill Brady for the best cash price. Stay safe and phone Bill on 952 838 842 661 234 881 billbradycars. com (259863) MASSIVE SAVINGS AT BILL BRADY CARS has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1986, in which time he has helped thousands of expatriates to buy or sell their quality used Spanish cars and also keeping all the documentation simple so you understand all that is going on (which is important). You can contact Bill direct on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or bill bradycars.com (259863) SALE PRICE HONDA Civic (Diesel) 1.6 I-DTEC. 2015 (Face lift model) 5 Door one private bought and serviced by Honda with 3 year warranty and low kilometres metallic sport blue a very scarce car with the Honda extras and safety features and its only WAS 14’995€ NOW 13’995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (259863) SALE PRICE CITROEN Berlingo Combi XTR. Plus 1.6 HDI.190 2012 New ITV (MOT) and service roof rack, privy glass, cruise control, climate control and lots more a very scarce MPV. WAS 10’995€ NOW 8’995€. 952 838 842 / 661 234 881 or billbradycars. com (259863) SALE PRICE AUTOMATIC 4X4 NISSAN JUKE DIG-T 190 CV 2015 (Special order) 36’000 klm (22’000 mls) bought and serviced by Nissan. Cost 28’000 €, new to many extras to list see web page massive saving only WAS 17´995€ NOW16’995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 or billbradycars.com (259863) SALE PRICE AUTOMATIC / DIESEL ESTATE MERCEDES C-220 two private owners and always well serviced, low kilometres, parking sensors, alloy wheels, metallic silver, a must see for only WAS 8´995€ NOW 8’500€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221, billbradycars. com (259863)

SALE PRICE KIA SPORTAGE (Diesel) 4X2 1.7 CRDI 2013 One private owner 58’000 Klm (36’000 Mls) Not a rental or lease Jeep Metallic gold, parking sensors, alloy wheels and much more great value for money WAS 14’995€ NOW ONLY 13’995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady cars.com (259863) SALE PRICE 4X4 (DIESEL 1.9) SUZUKI GRAND VITARA SWB. 3 Door 2012 Mdl. 62’000 Klm (39’000 Mis) from private owner bought from Suzuki Malaga, parking sensors, used only as town Jeep Look at this low price WAS 10´995€ NOW 10’500€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221, billbradycars.com SALE PRICE CONVERTIBLE AUDI A-3 2011 1.6 TDI. One private owner only 36’000 Klm (22’000 Mls) service history, new ITV. (MOT) immaculate condition polar white, black soft top 5 speed, wind breaker, alloy wheels and lots more and its only WAS 14´995€ NOW13’995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221, billbradycars. com (259863) SALE PRICE AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE PEUGEOT 207 CC. 2011 from private owner, only 28’000 Klm. (17’000 Mls.) Looks and drives like new, has to be seen. WAS 9´995€ NOW 9’500€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221, billbrady cars.com (259863) PRIVATE SALE DIESEL FORD TRANSIT Connect Combi 2008 (Spanish Plates) Immaculate inside and out, in white and black tinted windows, bluetooth, has to be seen for NOW ONLY 4’500€ 670 849 886 (259863) CHEAP (DIESEL) 4X4 SSANGYONG with only 88’000 Klm (55’000 Mls) One private owner 2001 Mdl. side bars and bull bars, looks and drives great for only 2’995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (259863) DIESEL RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 DCI 2006 from private owner 133’000 Klm (83’000 Mls) With full service history great MPV. For family or working and its only 3’995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill bradycars.com (259863) www.euroweeklynews.com

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2004 CITROEN C5 2.0 DIESEL automatic new ITV in very good condition throughout, lots of extras including alloys climate control €2,995. Tel: 695 559 939. 2005 NISSAN PRIMERA new model, 2.2 diesel 6 speed, in excellent condition throughout alloy air con, Sat Nav Spanish car €2,995. Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) CLASSIC CITROEN 2cd 1981 LHD Spanish Car, only 50,000 KLM, Runs and drives, but has been stood for a while and needs a little TLC. Would make a really nice car €2,250 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) RENAULT Master Van, 2.4D, 2006, 170,000km, Spanish plates, MWB, SHR, VGC, 5250€. Tlf 603 464 582 CITROEN XSARA Picasso, 1.6 Hdi, diesel, excellent condition, 100,000km. Right hand drive on Spanish plates, air con, alloy sets, new ITV, great car. €3,450. Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) CLASSIC BMW 520 ISE 1982, RHD on Spanish plates, in good condition throughout, drives perfect, been here 22 years, only €995 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) 2004 RENAULT KANGO MULTISPACE 1.5 DCI, new ITV and tyres twin side doors, in excellent condition throughout, air con €2,495. Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) MINI COOPER SKY BLUE WHITE ROOF,MIRRORS AND STRIPES 2005, still got it always will have , WAS 5,500 NOW ..4,995 euros see photo web page. www.robertson cars-spain.com SAMANTHA. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (258767) 2003 BMW 328.SE 4 door right hand drive, on Spanish plates. 1 owner from new, Full service History, silver with black leather, Alipina Alloys 3 sets of keys. Must be seen. €2,995 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) ONLY...24,000 KILOMETERS, DIESEL SKODA FABIA 2012 1.6 Elegance, 5 door, Black and white, FABULOUS FABIA WAS 8,995 NOW 8,500 euros see photo www.robertsoncarsspain.com SAMANTHA. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (258767) CLASSIC MERCEDES 190 E 2.0 Petrol, rare 4 speed manual 1991, Spanish car, in very good condition throughout. These cars are increasing in Value, only €2,995 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347)

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DIESEL RENAULT MEGANE SCENIC 2007 model 1.9 dci, one pilot owner, 5 door, champagne, ITV valid till oct.2018 WAS 4,995 NOW 3,995 euros www.robertsoncars-spain.com SAMANTHA 952 832 173/ 608 658 785 CLASSIC MERCEDES Convertible 1993 SL 300, 5 speed Auto, 24V LHD on English Plates, one previous owner, good condition throughout. Excellent Runner. 90,000 KLM. Hard Top €5,995 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) ONLY 23,000 KILOMETERS FORD KA, 2013, tomato red, cd. Lady owner. Immaculate like new, WAS 5,995 NOW 5,750 euros. See photo www.robertson-spain.com SAMANTHA 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (258767) 2007 DIESEL AUTOMATIC Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI Ghia, with all extras including climate control. 1 owner from new. 120,000kms, with Ford service history. Metalic light blue. €4,750. Tel: 695 559 939 ONLY 34,000 KILOMETERS DIESEL SEAT ALTEA 1.8TSI. 2009, 5 door, one owner, always garaged, immaculate must be seen. WAS 7,995…NOW…7,500 euros. www.robertsoncars-spain.com SAMANATHA 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 (258767) LANDROVER DISCOVERY 1998, 2.5 diesel Auto 5 door 7 seater , Air conditioning , Spanish car LHD, in very good condition for its year , new ITV. Excellent Runner €3,750 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) HYUNDAI I20 black 2010 petrol 1.2 manual all extras 99,000kms immaculate ITV. €3950 including transfer 634 029 878 (258020) TOYOTA HIACE 2007. Panel Van 2.4. English plates RHD, In very good condition throughout. Tax and MOT. Ideal for Return Trip €1,995 Tel: 695 559 939. (252347) RENAULT CLIO – Lazuli Blue, 2 Door, RHD, Spanish Plated & ITV Until June 2018. Lady Owner from New, 63,000 miles on clock & all relevant service invoices available. €1,200 ONO. Tel: 635 176 738 /952 668 447 (258034)

INSURANCE WE ARE currently the market leader in our country in the sale of direct car, motorbike, home and company fleet insurance. Since we started out in 1995, our philosophy has always been to offer an excellent service with the best prices in the market. For the most competitive quotes in English, call Linea Directa on 902 123 309.

MECHANICS MOBILE MECHANIC will come to your home or work. Servicing, repairs, ITVs & diagnostics. Call Mick on 617 553 072 (259020) BRITISH MECHANIC WORKSHOP family run business since 2000 in Mijas Costa Fuengirola. Servicing Repairs, ITVS, Full Engine Rebuilds, Body Work Repairs, Recovery Service. Checks on all cars & 4x4. CALL TODAY 605 407 369 / 951 104 805 Open 9am6pm Mon-Fri (256467)

CLASSIFIEDS LIVE MUSIC with DAVID CHRISTIAN-CLARK from solo Spanish Guitar to Dance band, performing for exclusive private events from Gibraltar to Nerja. Call 00 350 540 367 29 or e-mail davechristianclark@ gmail.com for details. Over 30 years’ professional experience. (258932)

NAUTICAL COURSES

REPAIRS ENGLISH bodyshop, fully equipped, Mijas Costa. No Job too Small. 952 667 074 (258743)

WANTED

CARS, VANS, ANY REGISTRATION, INSTANT CASH, FINANCE/EMBARGO UK OR SPANISH 685 524 921 (253107) CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN/ UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (253107) WANTED CARS AND VANS, FREE COLLECTION, SAME DAY 685 524 921. (253107) CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH/WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837. (253107) WANTED all cars, vans and anything interesting also classic cars, bikes, etc, with or without paperwork considered, same day decision, cash waiting, 653 777 073. (252347) WANTED, wanted, wanted!! All cars, all years, all models…from exotic to classic. Spanish, English, Dutch plated. Call us on 951 977 329. (257684)

MUSIC KARAOKE “Everything you need” for Bars, Hotels or Home. Songs in ALL languages. Software, hardware & latest song updates. Karaoke on your laptop or ipad. 664 540 154 (252605)

INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER LICENCE: Courses held in English and starts soon. RYA VHF and Radar Courses. 636 444 929 (258019)

PERSONAL PERSONAL Driver. Attractive and Beautiful woman! Punctuality and decency guaranteed! Speak Russian, Spanish, English. Tel: 666 630 331 Tatiana (257121)

PEST CONTROL COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee. Serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (247175)

PETS


CLASSIFIEDS PETS YOUNG DOMESTICATED cats rescued from the killing station need kind homes. Fully vaccinated and neutered. We will also deliver to England for a donation to the charity. Please give one of these beautiful cats a home so we can save more from death. Can be seen without obligation at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Tel. 630 197 435 (246764) CHIHUAHUAS, pedigree, white, 6 weeks old, vaccinated, Tlf 634325940 (258420)

CHARITIES ACE CHARITY “El Refugio” in La Cala de Mijas is a registered charity. We have on average 275 dogs in our care and we receive no help from the Town Hall or the Andalucian government. We desperately need foster homes and adoptants for our many dogs, especially the small ones and puppies who do not do well in a big shelter. We are grateful for any help offered, including donations of food and blankets. Visiting times are from 13.00 to 15.00 and you can always turn up or make an appointment by calling Denise on 669 018 736. Our website is www.ace-charity.org where you can view all the dogs in our care. ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on www.adana.es. Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call 952 113 467, available from 10.00am until 14.00pm. (93319) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepeonline.net www.sepeonline.net (93321)

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AT SOS ANIMAL REFUGE we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about re-homing, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website www.sos-an imals.org or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317)

EURODOG Boarding Kennels & Cattery. Under new ownership by animal loving family. Large kennels and exercise yards, fully licensed and sanitary approved. Safe, secure and caring environment. Inspections welcome anyt ime. 5 minutes from Fuengirola 679 786 669 / 952 464 947 / www.eurodog. es (242538)

ARCH- Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses welcomes visitors and volunteers to our stables every day from 911am. Come along and help out, or sponsor or adopt one of our horses, donkeys or ponies. We always need help with fund raising to look after the abandoned and abused animals. Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home. We are a small friendly team - why not join us. Find us in Alhaurin el Grande, behind the Venta Miralmonte on the road from Alhaurin to Coin, (A404), Urb. Viña Borrego, follow the yellow signs. Charity registered with the Junta de Andalusia No 8448. www.horserescues pain.org or info@horserescue spain.org or archrescue@ya hoo.co.uk Tel 656 935 613 or 659 408 664 Our Charity shop is located in Calle Melendez Pelayo, just off Calle Gerald Brenan, Alhaurin el Grande. Tel:Liz 600 651 007. We always need volunteers and stock for the shop. We can also arrange collection. (93322)

LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. lagunakennels@hotmail.com Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983. (257625)

KENNELS

CAT AND DOG WORLD KENNELS AND CATTERY, superb licensed facilities, viewing welcome. Tel: 952 112 978 / 630 197 435. www.cat-and-dogworld.com (246764)

ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauffeur.eu (258752) PET TRANSPORTATION by road. Fully DEFRA/OCA/ TRACES compliant. Complete service by professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 www.cat-and-dog-world.com

PLUMBING

PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.petcarespain.com. Find us on Facebook at Petcare Spain. (248877)

PROFESSIONAL SERV. PRO VENT. Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Windows, Glass Curtains creatively designed and expertly fitted. Visit our showroom in La Cala or call 639 727 188 for a free quotation. From inspiration to installation www.joebayley.com (256692) MALAGA EXPAT CONSULTING - Paperwork Assistance, (NIE, Residencia, Driving Licence Renewal, Car Transfer, Doctor Registrations, Translation etc), Relocation Advice. English, German, Russian. Competitive rates. Call Irina Saltmarsh 687 733 743 www.malagaexpat.com (256220)

PROPERTY FOR SALE

PET TRANSPORT PLUMBER for all your plumbing. Water heaters, bathrooms, tiling. Benalmadena based, travel no problem. Construction work. Glen 669 073 773 (257506) PLUMBING. Leak detection & blocked drains. Tel 952 568 414 / 661 910 772 / drainspain.com (256694)

PRINTERS BUSINESS cards, flyers, posters, magazines, design, canvas, exhibition equipment, signage, vehicle branding Eyeprint: 951 310 395 www.eyeprint.es with offices all along the coast (259024)

PROPERTY FOR SALE

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CREATIVE MARBELLA Your friendly local printers. Luxury Printing, Copying, Binding, Branded Merchandise and Clothing, Menus, Bespoke Gifts, Wedding Accessories. Located in Poligono Industrial Nueva Campana 27 - 952 810 831 www.creativemarbella.es or follow us on Facebook (260570)

WWW.INMOANDALUZ. COM is always looking for realistically priced inland properties to sell to our interested buyers. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (251085)

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ATTRACTIVE GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT in the sought after urbanisation of PUEBLO DON ALBERTO. Close to Pool. Just minutes to the beach & all amenities. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, AirConditioning. Fully Furnished to a High standard. Maintained & established community. Well located for transport links to Malaga. BARGAIN ONLY €165,000. Contact goodson.builders@icloud.com or +44 7850 746171 (259039) CAMPO MIJAS House – 5 Bed, 4 Bath, Separate studio. Land 1,343m2/House 365m2. Pool, Gym, Sea views. Excellent location, in cul-de-sac. Reduced to €690,000 – 600 063 918. (258453)

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STARLIGHT PROPERTY. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 689 819 592 www.starlight-spain.com

PROPERTY TO LET LONG TERM RENTALS. Super prices, no commission. Apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas, shops, offices, bars, restaurants. Coast & inland. Tlf 679 111 522 (257077)

PROPERTY WANTED

WWW.INMOANDALUZ. COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets, fincas, village homes, apartments and villas. Legal building plots. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835

SELLING UP?? Why not give us a call and let us give you an honest and realistic valuation of your property. List with us and let us take the stress out of selling your home. No sale no fee!! English agent on the ball with clients waiting. Please call 685 524 921. (253107) LONG TERM PROPERTY RENTALS REQUIRED!!!! WITH OR WITHOUT MANAGEMENT - CALL CARIBASOL 952 933 399/600 813 497 (256216)


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15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 16th February. Space available each way. Tel. 639 928 090 (256723) EUROPE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (257093) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (257093) STORAGE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (257093) LOCAL and INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (257093) www.moveit-storeit.com Tel david 696 810 618 (252306)

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PROFESSIONAL LOCAL REMOVALS AT AFFORDABLE RATES. 1/2 DAY FROM €90. FULL DAY FROM €175. WE ALSO PROVIDE A FORTNIGHTLY DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE TO UK AND EUROPE (INCL SCOTLAND). WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TO USA, AUSTRALIA, ETC AND FULL STORAGE FACILITIES. TEL (0034) 952 578 507 OR (0034) 637 892 278 / EMAIL garymoveit@ yahoo.co.uk (253088) MOVING BACK TO UK? Removal vehicle departing weekly throughout the year. Excellent, professional service & great rates. Ring (0034) 665 089 244 or (0044) 01922 682 667 & see www.elite-euro pean.com (93139) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from the UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation Tel 951 311 118. www.mov ingmatters.eu (257084)

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MOTORING FACT JAGUAR has announced that they will be creating a limited amount of brand new D-Types, the most successful race car ever. Only 25 ‘new’ D-Types will be made at the Jaguar Classic Works factory later this year, the first time in 62 years that Jaguar has produced the car. The limited production versions will be built to the exact ‘period-correct’ spec of the originals and will complete a project first started in 1955. Jaguar planned to build 100 D-Types when production first began, but only 75 were ever made so the final 25 to be created this year will officially bring

Jag reveal new €1.1 mill D-Type down the curtain on the D-Type story. Prices of the new versions of the iconic 1950’s three-time Le Mans winner are yet to be announced, but are expected to cost in excess of €1.1 million (£1 million) each. Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land

Rover Classic director, told British media: “The Jaguar DType is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just

as spectacular today. “The opportunity to continue the D-type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those oncein-a-life-

time projects that our worldclass experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.” Original versions of the cars are currently selling for fortunes. In 2016, the 1956 Le Mans winning D-Type became the second most expensive car of all time when it sold for just under €19 million (£16.6 million). And just last year, a 1954 model, signed by Sir Stirling Moss, sold for more than €12.5 million (£11 million). BEAUTIFUL: The D-Type won the Le Mans 24 Hour three times between 1955 and 1957.

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Spanish sales soar NEW car sales in Spain increased b y 2 0 p e r c e n t in January. According to a report released by the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Cars and Trucks (ANFAC), a total o f 1 0 1 , 6 6 1 u n its were sold in Spain last month. By b r a n d , Vo l k swag en was Spain’s best-selling brand in January, with 8,909 sales equating to a 34 per cent increase. VW topped Spanish brand Seat in second place with sales of 8,540, while PAS Group’s Peugeot and Opel took third and fourth place respectively. Toyo t a r o u n d e d o ff th e top five in Spain after posting a 12 per cent increase with 6,337 sales. Communications director at Spanish automotive dealers Faconauto, Raul Morales, remained cautious despite the positive incline. He told Automotive News Europe : “ We c a n n o t b e

VOLKSWAGEN: Spain’s best-selling brand in January. overly optimistic about February. We don’t think the good results will be sustained because in January we saw a decline in orders.” J a n u a ry s ale s to renta l companies rose by 24 per c e n t to 1 6 , 2 1 9 , w h ile d e mand from private customers also increased by 16 per cent to 52,253 units, In a statement, ANFAC s a id : “ R en tal co mp a nie s have started renewing their fleets before the beginning of the tourist season, which

starts early with the Easter holiday starting at the end of March.” Among Asian brands Hyundai sales jumped 76 pe r c e nt, K ia pos te d a 25 per cent increase and Nissan grew by 18 per cent. Premium German brands also saw an incline in sales, with increases for Audi, Mercedes Benz and BMW, while American brand Jeep more tha n double d s a le s w ith a 126 pe r c e nt increase, mainly thanks to the launch of the new Compass.


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FORD has revealed a new mini SUV that will cost just €12,000. The new Ka+ has been upgraded with the new ‘Active’ range which comes with a host of new features despite its budget price. It has a new raised roof height, roof r a i l s , e x t r a ‘ o ff - r o a d ’ t r i m - l i k e s c u ff plates and inside has a huge tablet touch-

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Cheap as chips screen, equipped with Ford’s range-topping SYNC3 infotainment system. The latest SYNC3 features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration,

plus DAB and sat nav services. Rain-sensing wipes, heated rear seats, parking sensors, automatic headlamps and quickclear heated windscreen are all

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also available to purchase. Performance wise, the Ka+ will have a range of pollution-busting petrol and diesel engines, including the new 1.2 litre, three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5 litre diesel for higher mileage. Prices start from €12,291 (£10,750) and it is expected to be on sale later this year

ROAD TEST by Nick Fletcher

Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer IN recent years the traditional estate car has been overshadowed by the rising popularity of SUV and MPV models, but Opel/Vauxhall's latest Insignia Sports Tourer is good enough to win back plenty of ‘lost’ customers. Sports Tourer prices start from €21,560 (£19,135) and the model appeals to both business and private buyers. Standard equipment is generous and even entry versions come with a smartphone-compatible touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, cruise control and autonomous emergency braking. The Sports Tourer is large and practical but also offers refined driving dynamics with surprisingly nimble handling, and with its sleek sporty styling is a genuine head-turner. The revised exterior styling features a wider front grille and swooping headlights which help g i v e

some distinctive visual cachet. The cabin has a more upmarket appearance thanks to improved trim materials. Front and rear occupants get plenty of head and legroom despite the sloping roofline and the load-space is enormous, with a massive 560 litres boot

expandable to 1,605 litres with rear seats folded. On the road, the car immediately impresses with its smooth composed driving feel and crisp handling. It is a quiet refined cruiser yet docile in city traffic and has a real sporty character when you want more

STATS PANEL Model: Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer Engine: 2.0 litre diesel Transmission: 6-speed automatic Performance: 0 - 100 kph 8.6 seconds, top speed 220 kph (137 mph) Economy: 17.5 kpl (49.6 mpg) Emissions: 150 g/km Model tested was UK-specification and equipment levels and prices may vary in other markets.

power. The 0 - 100 kph time is quick at 8.6 seconds, top speed is 220 kph (137 mph). Fuel economy is 17.5 kpl (49.6 mpg). My test model was an upper range SRi VX Line Nav, with 2.0 litre 168 hp diesel engine and six-speed auto gearbox. Priced at €30,816 (£27,350), it is laden with extra kit including sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front sports seats, climate and cruise controls, heated steering wheel and sporty VXR styling pack including side sills, roof rails and revised front and rear bumpers. Rivals in the sector include estate versions of the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat, but this latest Insignia Sports Tourer has taken a significant leap forward and can justifiably run with the pack leaders. SPORTY: Will the Insignia Sports Tourer win back customers?


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Madrid look for back to back victories REAL MADRID will look to return to third in the table this weekend as they travel to mid-table Real Betis. Los Blancos ran riot last time out against Real Sociedad as Cristiano returned to form with a perfect hat-trick in a 5-2 win. They briefly moved into the top three with the win, but Valencia’s 3-1 win over Levante saw them jump back into third spot. A victory against Betis will see last season’s Champions return to third in the table provided that Valencia fail to overcome struggling Malaga. However that seems unlikely as Los Boquerones remain rooted to the bottom of La Liga following their 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid last time out and have scored just once in 2018. Antoine Griezmann grabbed the only goal of the game in the first minute as he ghosted in behind the Malaga defence to lash home from six yards out.

Following last week’s victory, Atletico will look to cement their hold on second place as they return to the Wanda Metropolitano to host Athletic Bilbao. The Madrid side are currently nine points ahead of Valencia and only seven points behind Barcelona after they could only draw 0-0 with Getafe. League leaders Barca will look to get back to winning ways as they head to Eibar after they struggled to create any real chances against Getafe in their last La Liga game. Elsewhere, sixth placed Sevilla, who have lost just once in their last six games in all competitions, will look to leapfrog Villarreal into fifth position as they face Las Palmas while Villarreal facing a tough tie against Espanyol. Espanyol have put on some decent performances of late, picking up vital points against Barcelona and Celta Vi-

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go in their fight against the drop and will be full of confidence ahead of their fixture against the fifth placed side. In the weekend’s other fixtures, Girona face Leganes, Real Sociedad take on Levante, Celta Vigo travel to Getafe and Alaves host Clarence Seedorf’s Deportivo La Coruña. Weekend’s fixtures Tomorrow (Friday) Girona vs Leganes Saturday Las Palmas vs Sevilla Eibar vs Barcelona Alaves vs Deportivo La Coruña Malaga vs Valencia Sunday Real Sociedad vs Levante Atletico Madrid vs Atletic Bilbao Espanyol vs Villarreal Real Betis v Real Madrid Monday Getafe vs Celta Vigo

Los Naranjos Golf Club, Marbella CostaLessGolf Weekly News with

Ron Garrood LOS NARANJOS golf course belongs to a select group of golf courses on the Costa del Sol, Mijas, Valderrama and Los Naranjos. Mr Jones was commissioned by the Banus company, developers of Nueva Andalucia and the Las Brisas golf course, to design and build a second golf course on the estate, just north of Las Brisas. The site could not be better, 70 hectares of perfect golfing land with subtle undulations, a river running through and an orange grove from which the course got its name. The instructions were clear, Banus wanted a true championship course of classic design, along with wide fairways and large greens, suitable for international championships but enjoyable for all levels of players, and Mr Jones delivered exactly that. It has an easy access and is less than 45 minutes from Malaga and Gibraltar airports. The design is typical Trent Jones Sr with open fairways and strategically placed obstacles, his aim was to build a course where the player had to think instead of just teeing high and letting the ball fly. With generous fairways and strategically placed bunkers and

EXCITING: Los Naranjos golf course. water hazards. The greens, with Penn A4grass, are spacious and slightly undulated. The tees are long and have four markers: red, yellow, white and black with course lengths starting from 5.131 metres and reaching 6.532 metres at its longest. Since the opening in 1977, Los Naranjos has been the host of several major competitions, including the Spanish Open, and is ranked one of the best golf courses in Spain. In 2005 and again in 2008 Los Naranjos was voted ‘Course of the Year’ on the Costa del Sol. Book with CostaLessGolf and pay only €138.00 for two players including shared buggy valid until February 28. Call 0034 952 661 849 or email enquiries@costa lessgolf.com today.

RETURN TO FORM: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 43rd hattrick for Real Madrid against Real Betis last week.

SPANISH LA LIGA 2017/18 TABLE TEAM

PJ

PG

PE

PP

GF

GC

PT

1 • Barcelona

23

18

5

0

60

11

59

2 • Atlético

23

15

7

1

34

9

52

3 • Valencia

23

13

4

6

45

27

43

4 • Real Madrid

22

12

6

4

50

23

42

5 • Villarreal

23

11

4

8

34

28

37

6 • Sevilla

23

11

3

9

29

34

36

7 • Eibar

23

10

5

8

32

34

35

8 • Betis

23

10

3

10

38

45

33

9 • Celta

23

9

5

9

41

34

32

10 • Girona

23

8

7

8

31

30

31

11 • Getafe

23

7

9

7

26

21

30

12 • Leganés

22

8

5

9

20

22

29

13 • Athletic

23

6

10

7

24

25

28

14 • R. Sociedad

23

7

5

11

43

45

26

15 • Espanyol

23

6

8

9

21

31

26

16 • Alavés

23

8

1

14

21

33

25

17 • Levante

23

3

11

9

21

35

20

18 • Las Palmas

23

5

3

15

17

50

18

19 • Deportivo

23

4

5

14

24

52

17

20 • Málaga

23

3

4

16

14

36

13

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SPAIN’S Javier Fernandez will be competing for the gold medal at the Winter Olympics tomorrow (Friday) as he competes in the Men’s Figure Skating gold medal final. He is hoping to win Spain’s first Winter Olympic medal for 26 years.

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Wigan host Man City in repeat of 2013 final Credit: Twitter

Hull sit just above the LEAGUE ONE side relegation zone in the Wigan Athletic host the Championship in 21st Premier League’s runaway place and will be looking leaders Manchester City to continue their cup run as the FA Cup returns for to give their fans somethe fifth round this weekthing to cheer about. end. In the weekend’s other In a repeat of the 2013 fixtures, Brighton and final, where Wigan faHove Albion host mously triumphed 1-0 Coventry City, West winners, Manchester City DÉJÀ VU: Wigan ran out 1-0 winners against Man Bromwich Albion host will be looking to avenge City in the 2013 FA Cup final Southampton, League their final defeat from five One Rochdale host Tottenham, Sheffield Wednesday years ago. Both teams go into the match full of confihost Swansea City and Leicester City play Sheffield dence and Wigan especially will be dreaming of another United. FA Cup upset. Full fixtures - Tomorrow (Friday) Elsewhere, Huddersfield Town will face Manchester Leicester City vs Sheffield United United for the second time this month as they host the Chelsea vs Hull City 12-time holders at the John Smith stadium. Saturday, February 17 United ran out 2-0 winners the last time the two sides Sheffield Wednesday vs Swansea City met, with Alexis Sanchez grabbing his first goal for the Brighton and Hove Albion vs Coventry City club following Romelu Lukaku’s opener. But HuddersWest Bromwich Albion vs Southampton field will be hoping to emulate their result earlier in the Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United season when they ran out 2-1 winners at the John Smith Sunday, February 18 stadium to beat United for the first time in 65 years. Rochdale vs Tottenham Hotspur Elsewhere, last season’s finalists Chelsea face ChamMonday, February 19 pionship side Hull as they look to bounce back from last Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City year’s 2-1 final loss with an eighth trophy.

PREMIER LEAGUE 2017/18 TABLE TEAM

Pl

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1 • M. City

27

23

3

1

79

20

72

2 • M. United

27

17

5

5

51

19

56

3 • Liverpool

27

15

9

3

61

31

54

4 • Chelsea

27

16

5

6

49

23

53

5 • Tottenham H.

27

15

7

5

52

24

52

6 • Arsenal

27

13

6

8

51

36

45

7 • Burnley

27

9

9

9

21

24

36

8 • Leicester City

27

9

8

10

39

40

35

9 • Everton

27

9

7

11

32

46

34

10 • Bournemouth

27

8

7

12

31

41

31

11 • Watford

27

8

6

13

37

47

30

12 • West Ham Utd.

27

7

9

11

34

46

30

13 • Newcastle United

27

7

7

13

25

36

28

14 • Brighton

27

6

10

11

22

36

28

15 • Crystal Palace

27

6

9

12

25

42

27

16 • Swansea City

27

7

6

14

20

37

27

17 • Huddersfield Town

27

7

6

14

23

47

27

18 • Southampton

27

5

11

11

28

40

26

19 • Stoke City

27

6

7

14

27

53

25

20 • West Bromwich

27

3

11

13

21

40

20

Champions L.

Europa L.

Relegation

IRELAND women’s hockey came back from two goals down to secure a 3-2 victory over Spain in the final match of a four-game friendly series to draw 2-2 overall in Benalmadena. Spain had led 2-0 in the final match of the series thanks to goals from Carmen Cano and Lola Riera, and they seemed to be heading towards a 3-1 series win. But two goals from Anna O’Flanagan and another from Captain Katie Mullan ensured Ireland secured

their second victory over Spain as they left the Costa del Sol with a 2-2 overall draw. Spain began the series on the front foot with a thumping 7-0 victory. Goals from Lola Riera, Maialen Garcia, Lucia ensured the emphatic victory for the hosts, but Ireland rallied in the second match and bounced back with an impressive 2-0 win. In a much more even contest, Ireland went ahead through skipper Katie Mullan in the 29th minute before Lena Tice

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Honours even as Ireland win final match of four part hockey series

ALL SMILES: Ireland women’s hockey team.

added a second from the penalty spot in the second half as Ireland controlled the game. Following the victory in the second match, coach Graham Shaw told the media: “We played a lot quicker today, at international pace, which allowed us to play out the game.” Ireland seemed to slip back into their poor habits as Spain bounced back to win 3-1 in the second game, before Ireland’s dramatic victory in the last match of the series ensured the draw.

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