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By Joe Gerrard GUARDIA CIVIL and police customs officers have arrested a man in Fuengirola in connection with a joint Spanish and Belgian operation targeting drugs smuggling from South America. The man detained in Fuengirola was subject to a European Arrest Warrant. Police alleged he was one of the leading members of a Belgium-based gang who operated in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador. A total of seven suspects were arrested in Fuengirola and Sabinallas. A further 12 were arrested in Belgium, police said in a statement. Officers launched their investigation after finding almost 800 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside wood shipments that had arrived in Algeciras from Ecuador. Belgian police also found around 470 kilograms of the drug hidden amongst wood inside containers that arrived in Antwerp about a month before the Algeciras find. Investigators claimed the

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SEIZED: Police found the drugs hidden in wood shipments (inset).

Spanish cargo was set to be taken to a warehouse in Sabinillas where gang members would remove it from the wood before it was moved elsewhere. The operation, dubbed Fraternity by Spanish police, was co-ordinated by the European Union’s (EU) Judicial Co-operation Unit (EUROJUST). It saw Spanish and Belgian police officials meet at the agency’s headquarters in The Hague, in the Netherlands, which were also attended by officers conducting investigations in the countries. The probe was overseen in Spain by the Third Examining Court of Algeciras. Police said the operation came as part of ongoing efforts to tackle drug smuggling in the Campo de Gibraltar area and the southern coast of Spain. The investigation remains open.

Road deaths TWO people were killed on Tuesday after driving the wrong way down a motorway and crashing head on into a lorry in the Archidona area. Emergency services said they were alerted to the crash at around 4.15pm. Traffic officials said the car turned onto the A92-M motorway at kilometre one and travelled around three kilometres the wrong way. The car reached kilometre four when it hit an oncoming lorry. Guardia Civil officers, firefighters and medical personnel were all despatched to the scene of the crash after several witnesses alerted emergency services to the accident. Firefighters had to cut the passengers of the car free, but were found to have been killed, according to Malaga’s Traffic Management Centre. Emergency services closed the motorway to clear the road of debris. Queues around two kilometres long formed before the roads were reopened.


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NEWS EXTRA Tourist stays

Spain’s ‘bloodiest’ gang falls Credit: Policia Nacional

THERE were almost 25,687,000 overnight stays in hotels, hostels and other tourist lodgings on the Costa del Sol up to October this year, according to statistics from the region’s Tourist Board, a year-on-year fall of 1.2 per cent.

Craft work OFFICIALS with the Junta de Andalucia have granted Mijas the status of a Town of Regional Artisan Interest, which recognises areas for their large numbers of craft businesses if they meet the authority’s criteria.

Fort call MEMBERS of the Centrist Ciudadanos in Malaga City have called on council officials to put in place urgent measures to survey and repair parts of the Gibralfaro Castle after walls were damaged last month.

POLICE: Arrested the alleged gang in a series of raids.

By Sally Underwood POLICE from Spain and Sweden have arrested nine members of a notorious gang of hit men, allegedly responsible for two murders in Malaga. In a joint operation named ‘Rueda,’ police arrested seven men and two women, aged between 24 and 64, for murder, organised crime, and falsifying documents. Officers claim the group, thought to be the ‘most bloodthirsty’ in southern Spain, is connected to drug trafficking and car-

ried out murders ‘to order.’ Spanish National Police and Swedish police began investigating on March 25 after an off-road vehicle was stolen and used in a fire at a gym in Marbella, thought to belong to a known drug dealer. The same day, the suspects are thought to have tried to unsuccessfully burn down a beach bar in Estepona, returning again two weeks later to finish the job. Police believe the gang was later responsible for two killings. On May 12, a man died of a gun wound outside the

gates of a church in San Pedro de Alcantara after being shot several times by a suspect on a motorbike. On August 20, another man was killed at his home in Estepona, before the perpetrator made off on a bicycle. After identifying the alleged gang, police carried out several raids in Sweden and Spain, arresting nine gang members and seizing a bulletproof vest, an electric pistol, personal defence sprays, computer equipment, 11 mobile phones, €4,165 in cash, and three high-end watches valued at almost a quarter of a million Euros.


Fake cash scam rumbled OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested two men, aged 22 and 24, for the alleged crime of posing as investors in a real estate scam. The suspects would show interest in private house sellers online, and once they had won the trust of the victim, they would propose transactions involving the use of fake €500 bills. Over the course of the police operation, €13,000 in cash has been seized, as well as a briefcase containing €145,000 in fake €500 and other equipment. The investigation began after a man went to the National Police in Malaga to complain of being caught in the scam. He explained that the suspects came up with various excuses relating to tax and banking problems as to why he could not make the payment online.


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MALAGA City’s Fourth Court of Instruction has remanded a woman in custody in connection with the death of her one-and-ahalf-year-old daughter. Local Police officers arrested the detainee, 20, and a Moroccan national, following an alleged street brawl on Calle Viento last Friday at around 6.45pm.

Two held NATIONAL POLICE officers in Estepona have arrested two suspects in connection with a spate of vehicle thefts. Officers seized electronics which they said were used in the thefts along with several keys for high-end vehicles, with proceedings for the 31year-old and 50-year-old suspects having been sent to the courts.

Award rise THE number of tourism venues in Marbella to receive the TripAdvisor holiday review site’s Certificate of Excellence has tripled in the last four years, according to the company. The city is now home to 313 hotels, bars, restaurants and other establishments with the honour, up from 100 in 2014.

Wrong way OFFICERS with the Guardia Civil arrested a motorist last Sunday after allegedly being seen driving down the wrong side of the AP-7 into oncoming traffic. Police claimed the suspect drove around 10 kilometres down the motorway between La Cala de Mijas and Churriana before the arrest took place.

HIGH POINT: The Sierra Nevada mountain range lies in Granada Province.

Peak position THIS coming Tuesday is International Mountain Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than to look upon the magnificent slopes of one of Spain’s best-known Sierras. The Sierra Nevada mountain range lies in the Andalucia province of Granada in the south of Spain, and parts of it cross into the provinces of Malaga and Almeria. Its name translates to ‘the mountain range covered in snow,’ with its peaks

usually white from the cold conditions at their summits. The Sierra Nevada is home to the Mulhacen, the highest mountain in continental Spain and the third highest in Europe. The mountains also feature a National Park, a protected biosphere reserve, the Sierra Nevada Observatory and the IRAM telescope. The Sierra Nevada is also popular with skiers. Its ski resort is one of the

most southerly in Europe. The range is a member of the Alpine family, which also includes the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Mountains, the Baetic System, the Atlas range and others across Europe, Africa and Asia. All of them formed after the tectonic plates that lie beneath Africa, India and the Eurasian landmass began colliding around 66 million years ago. That process is still ongoing in some mountain ranges in the Alpide belt.



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Stab probe TWO people aged 32 and 50 were taken to the Costa del Sol regional hospital last Friday evening after allegedly being stabbed on a Fuengirola street. Police have since arrested a 22year-old suspect in connection with the attack, which left one of the victims needing surgery after a blade pierced her lung.

Gun arrest MARBELLA National Police officers have seized a firearm which they claimed was used in an armed robbery at a mechanics workshop in San Pedro de Alcantara. A 60-year-old suspect has since been arrested in connection with the incident which left a mechanic wounded after being hit in the face with the butt of a gun.

6 hurt in crash Escort scam trial SIX people, including two youths, were left injured after an accident involving several vehicles on the A-7 motorway near Benalmadena. Sources with the 112 Emergency Services line said several passing drivers alerted them to the crash after it took place at kilometre 217 of the road. Guardia Civil officers and emergency medical personnel were despatched to the scene. They arrived to find three cars which had crashed in-

to one another, with the cause of the collision unknown. Medical personnel had to pull some of the passengers from their cars after they became trapped following the crash. The passengers were a three-yearold boy, a six-year-old girl, three women aged 26, 34 and 36 and a man aged 27. All were taken to Benalmadena hospital, with the seriousness of their injuries not stated by emergency services.

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A COURT in Malaga City has jailed a man for two years after he was found guilty of hiring €5,450 in escort services without paying. The court stated in its ruling that the defendant had aimed to get ‘illicit benefits’ from the escort agency and that he had no plans ever to pay for them. The court has also ordered the defendant to pay back the money owed to the company. The court


heard the man began hiring the services in April 2017. Prosecutors said he arranged for the services of two women on separate occasions for €2,250 and €2,850 including a €600 deposit which he agreed to pay through a bank. The man placed envelopes into a bank deposit machine but they were empty. The hired women then met the man and gave him the €600 deposit back believing the full amount had been paid.

The total number of news and features which appeared in Issue 1743 of the Euro Weekly News Costa del Sol edition, including 159 local stories.

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Anti far-right march AROUND 1,000 people took to the streets of Malaga City on Monday to protest against the election of members of a farright political party to Andalucia’s regional assembly. Protesters marched down Calle Larios towards the Plaza de la Constitucion in the centre of the city after Vox won 12 seats in Sunday’s vote. Three of those from the party, known for its hard-line stance on immigration and Spanish unionism, were elected in Malaga Province. One leftist group which took part in the march said on Twitter: ‘To stop the extreme right you have to build a revolutionary alternative in the streets. Build it together!’ Police sources said they estimated that around 1,000 people gathered in central Malaga City for the march. Demonstrators carried placards and chanted slogans including: ‘Your hate does not belong here’and ‘Hitler was also elected’. The march took place around the same time shoppers were in the city for the Christ-

MORE than 200 people have been taken on in Algeciras to work on the world’s largest construction ship which has docked in the city for two weeks. The Pioneering Spirit, which transports offshore oil platforms, is in the dock for maintenance work, crew changes and to take on supplies and spare parts. It is reportedly the first time


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951 386 161 ANTI-FASCIST DEMO: Protesters marched through central Malaga on Monday. mas season and shortly before, a sound and music show on Calle Larios. Vox was founded in 2013 and has grown on the back of its anti-migrant stance, as well as its staunch opposition to independence movements in Cataluña and elsewhere in Spain. Members of the party say they support a

free-market economy, a centralised Spanish state and the ‘moral health’ of society and culture. Critics accuse them of racism, sexism and homophobia. They have also been accused of courting the support of fascists and neoNazis, and of being nostalgic for Spain’s former dictator, Francisco Franco.

Largest ship CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons


IN PORT: The Pioneering Spirit docked in Algeciras.

a vessel of its kind has docked in Algeciras. Pepe Rios, of the Alfaship shipping company and based in Algeciras, said the docking was significant because ships such as Pioneering Spirit typically docked in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. “This is a milestone and we are trying to attract this type of vessel through our company to Algeciras’ port,” Rios said.

Election results THE votes have been counted from last Sunday’s regional ballot in Andalucia and the three leading parties gained three seats in Malaga Province apiece. The left leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE), which currently runs the Junta de Andalucia, gained almost 152,280 votes or 24.2 per cent of the total cast. The conservative Partido Popular (PP), the largest opposition party in Andalucia, won 142,182 votes, 22.6 per cent. Ciudadanos, the centrist party which saw its total Andalucia Parliament seat numbers jump from nine before the vote to 21 afterwards, scored 124,573 votes or 19.8 per cent. The coalition of leftist parties running for the Adelante Andalucia umbrella group gained three seats and 98,440 votes, more than 15.6 per cent of the total. The far-right Vox, which made headlines after winning its first seats in the assembly, gained two seats in Malaga Province, 72,455 votes, about 11.5 per cent of the total. Voter turnout in Malaga Province stood at more than 56.6 per cent, dropping from almost 61.1 per cent in the 2015 vote. No party won an absolute majority in the 109 seat Andalucia Parliament.

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NEWS EXTRA Road plan go ahead COUNCILLORS in Coin have approved plans to repair the Huertas Nuevas, Aguera and La Carreta to Villafranco roads which have deteriorated after years of use and suffered further damage following recent storms and floods.

Rail bid SPAIN’S railway infrastructure body ADIF has tendered contracts worth more than €578,118 to replace sleepers on the Fuengirola to Malaga City Cercanias suburban line to improve stability and safety for passengers.

On track WORKERS with Benalmadena Council have begun making renovations to the town’s athletics track and sports centre, with the project’s budget standing at €1.2 million.

Centre plan MARBELLA’S mayor Angeles Muñoz has announced the city’s council will give an €8,000 grant to a centre which supports children with intellectual gifts who lack adequate support in schools to achieve their potential.

Replica makes history ESTEPONA Council has announced that a model of an English ship which took part in the Battle of Trafalgar is being exhibited in its Puertosol building until March 31, 2019. The replica is the work of local resident Jose Miralles, who has dedicated 11 years to the project which has involved the carving of thousands of small pieces of wood. The ship has been made on a 1/50 scale and is a faithful reproduction of the HMS Victory line vessel that was under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar. As part of his research, Jose Miralles visited the ship several times in Portsmouth and took detailed notes. For the rigging, Miralles spent a week visiting the

Credit: Ayuntamiento de Estepona


SHIP SHAPE: The intricate model took 11 years to painstakingly construct. Science Museum in London to analyse the structure of a model of the HMS Victory. Miralles has even created 90 figurines which represent the different ranks of the officers and crew.

He has revealed that the vessel could hold up to 850 people on board, and that living conditions were not comfortable. The sails of the ship were created using a 3D printer,

and other parts were also produced using this method. The replica has previously been displayed by the Naval League of Andalucia and the Casa de Las Tejerinas in Estepona.

Fugitive appeal POLICE in Warwickshire in the UK, have appealed for information in connection with the disappearance of a man convicted on drugs offences who is believed to have fled to Spain. Officers said Luke Daniel Clarke, 22, from the Nuneaton area, absconded from a sentencing hearing at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday November 22. He may now be hiding in near Malaga or Marbella on the Costa del Sol, police added. Anyone with information has been urged to call Warwickshire Police on 101 from Britain and +44 1926 410000 from Spain.

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WANTED: Clarke is believed to have fled to the Costa del Sol.


Brit arrest in ‘onepunch’ kill case A 45-YEAR-OLD British man has been arrested by Spanish police in connection with the death of an Argentinian pensioner who was punched in the face on a zebra crossing in Fuengirola. The suspect was held at Malaga Airport last Friday on a European Arrest Warrant, after flying back to Spain from the UK. Mario Sauco, 65, a father of three died in Malaga’s Carlos Haya Hospital, 10 days after a late-night street attack on August 14. However, it is believed the purpose of the unidentified suspect’s return to Spain was to hand himself in to authorities. He was reportedly questioned at a police station near the airport before appearing in court on Monday in Fuengirola. Court sources suggest he has been released on bail pending a possible manslaughter charge. A social media campaign was started by Mario’s daughter Analia, who published a picture of both her father and a man she described as the ‘attacker.’


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NEWS EXTRA Centre plan WORKERS from Marbella Council are set to demolish a shopping centre in Guadalmina built in 2006, after local authorities found it did not comply with planning regulations and a Malaga court voided its permit.

Art permits FUENGIROLA’S council opened the application period for licences for public performance artists on Monday, with those interested asked to submit their bid by January 31, with 15 permits available.

Work data ALMOST 30 per cent of workers employed in Andalucia’s tourism industry work in Malaga Province according to data which showed a growth in staff of 4.2 per cent between January and September compared to last year.

Bioparc branches out By Tom Woods IT may be 2018, but it is still possible to find love th ro u g h a m atch m ak e r and an arranged marriage. That is what has happened to one of the most fam o u s in h ab itan ts o f Fuengirola’s Bioparc. After more than a year of living in the zoo, gorilla Echo will meet his new p artn er in th e n ex t few days. Trav ellin g 2 ,3 0 0 k m fro m Ch essin g to n Zoo (Lo n d o n ) to jo in Ech o and begin a new chapter in their lives, is 20-yearold Buu. Bu u was alread y a

mother in London, and hopes are high that she will have a family with Echo in the Bioparc. After the death a few months ago of legendary silverback Ernst who had been in the Bioparc for 14 years, the zoo has made some major changes to facilities and security. It has also become the fifth largest gorilla breeding park in Spain, doing vital work to protect one of the 10 most threatened primates in the world.

MALAGA’S Provincial Commissioner for the National Police has written a letter in which he talks about his love of the area ahead of his relocation to Navarra. Francisco Lopez Canedo, who

GOING APE: Echo will be delighted to have a female companion.

Malaga love letter

Credit: BioparcF

has served in the role since April 2017, wrote: ‘I have to say it has been a magnificent and enriching experience, both in a professional and personal capacity. ‘I feel especially pleased.’


Ship suspect arrested POLICE in Malaga City have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a migrant woman aboard a boat intercepted by coastguards. Officers say the suspect, from Senegal, was the captain of a boat carrying 50 migrants across the Mediterranean in an attempt to reach Spain. Police said they arrested him on suspicion of committing reckless homicide and violating the rights of foreign workers. Initial investigations suggest the woman died after being crushed on the overcrowded boat but their probe remains open. Officers arrested the suspect as he disembarked from the Salvamento Maritimo’s Guardamar Caliope ship. Other passengers have been transferred to a temporary migrant shelter on Malaga City Port’s Pier 6. The investigation into the suspect’s alleged offences continues.

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NEWS EXTRA Pension findings SPAIN has the largest proportion of widows drawing pensions out of its retirees in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Abuse data ALMOST half of those who claimed they were the victims of sexual offences in 2017 were underage, figures from the Interior Ministry showed, with 4,542 youths out of a total of 9,537 people filing complaints last year.

Hotel hack AROUND 500 million people may have personal details including their names, addresses, emails, passport information and phone numbers breached following the alleged computer hacking of one of the Marriott International hotel chain’s databases.


Toddlers drive to surgery A SPANISH hospital has launched a stress-reducing initiative which allows children ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room in an electric car. While a member of staff controls the vehicle by remote, the scheme helps ‘eliminate the stress and tears’ of young patients prior to surgical treatment. A spokesperson for IMQ Zorrotzaurre Hospital in Bilbao, said the car system ‘is demonstrating great efficiency, getting children who require surgery to go more quietly to the operating room.’ General director, Nicolas Guerra, said there was ‘considerable concern about the tears and the state of nervousness and anguish of the little ones.’ He added that it was extremely difficult to calm some children once they realised they were being separated from their parents. The team of IMQ anaesthetists were reportedly most

BIG HIT: Almost 100 per cent of the young patients asked opted to drive to surgery.

concerned about the levels of anguish because ‘if children fall asleep scared, they will wake up in the same way.’ While if a child falls asleep calmly, ‘they tend to wake up from the intervention with less upset and worry.’ After mulling over a number of ideas and researching what was done in other hospitals, the hospital board de-

cided to purchase an electric car. A survey of nurses, surgeons and anaesthetists who spoke with young patients revealed 98 per cent of children wanted to use the car, all of whom entered the operating room ‘calm and without tears.’ Of those, 95 per cent woke up ‘calm and without agitation.’ 

Balcony rescue A MAN who had left his keys in his flat tried to get in through his balcony and ended up hanging from the façade before police rescued him. The 49-year-old climbed onto the roof of the apartment block in Sant Andreu de la Barca, and using a

rope, lowered himself over the edge. It transpired the rope wasn’t long enough, and he was left hanging precariously. Neighbours notified the police and fire service, who brought him back to safety.


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Nobu Marbella launched its Winter Omakase menu Nobu Restaurant, located in Puente Romano Marbella, has launched its winter Omakase Menu. Omakase means in Japanese ‘I’ll leave it up to you’ and refers to chef’s selection. The dishes include legends from Nobu Style cuisine; the appetizers consist of three choices: Salmon ‘New Style’ Sashimi, White Fish Dry Miso or Sashimi Salad Matsuhisa. The main course cannot be without Black Cod Miso and as the sweet treat, there is the classic Green Tea Tartlet.

Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, the first Nobu opened in Spain, is located in the centre of Puente Romano’s lively ‘La Plaza.’ The famous and unique gastronomy hub offers a variety of restaurants and cocktail bars. Through diversity and innovation it attracts outgoing and passionate guests from all round the world. Winter Omakase menu is served for dinner between Sunday and Thursday. Price is 45€ per person.

For reservations please write or call Tel (+34) 952 778 686

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NEWS EXTRA Prison data THERE were 137.9 inmates in Spanish prisoners per every 100,000 people living in the country on average from 2005 to 2015 according to a new Council of Europe report which found that the same figure for Britain was 148.3.

More drugs SPAIN has the highest consumption of antibiotics in Europe, with many people taking them for no good medical reason, it has been announced. Self medication for the common cold is largely to blame.

Migrant call SPAIN’S Secretary of State for Security, Ana Botella has revealed that the government is working hard to convince the EU of the migration challenges Spain is facing, and the need for more resources to address it.

RALLYING: Demonstrators gathered in Madrid’s Plaza de Colon.

Unity rally THOUSANDS of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demonstrate in favour of Spanish unity and against regional independence movements. The rally saw demonstrators accuse pro-Catalan independence figures and others leading a coup against Spain and claimed they acted with impunity. It was organised by the Foundation for the Defence of

the Spanish Nation (DENAES) and backed by the far-right Vox party. It was also attended by members of the conservative Partido Popular (PP) including local politicians. Javier Ortega, secretary general of Vox, said protesters gathered there had the ‘determined will’ to demonstrate until all pro-independence figures were jailed. Protestors in the Plaza de Colon waved Spanish flags and

chanted slogans which included calling for the abolition of regional autonomy in Cataluña. They also branded pro-independence parties, unions and groups “criminal organisations”. Those rallying also called for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont to be imprisoned and chanted: ‘Long live Spanish unity.’ The demonstration ended with the playing of the Spanish national anthem.


Murder suspect ‘destroyed’ evidence POLICE believe a teenager accused of killing another girl threw away the clothes she was wearing on the night of the attack, to evade suspicion. The accused, Rocio M, aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of killing Denisa Maria, 17, on Monday after allegedly stabbing her multiple times in the chest in Alcorcon, Madrid. Officers from the National Police believe Rocio’s father, who works for the Guardia Civil, helped his daughter dispose of the sweatshirt she was wearing the night of the attack to avoid physical evidence linking her to the crime. Sources also claim the man did not co-operate with police and even tried to hide his daughter’s mobile phone. Officers say the evidence against Rocio is strong, claiming the victim was on her phone to a friend when she was stabbed. Denisa allegedly said, ‘Rocio, Rocio, what are you do-

ing,’ before telling her friend, ‘they have stabbed me with a knife, help me.’ Her friend later found Denisa lying on the ground on the town’s Calle Desmonte. Health workers managed to stabilise the girl and transferred her to hospital where she later died. Police believe the accused was concerned her boyfriend, Mario, who had been in a relationship with the victim before, would leave her for Denisa. The victim’s parents claim Rocio had been sending their daughter threatening messages through WhatsApp. On Wednesday, a judge jailed Rocio pending trial. Rocio denied the charges, claiming she spent the evening of the murder with Mario, going out to eat a burger. Police say they cannot find any evidence the pair ate in a restaurant and Rocio’s mobile phone GPS history puts her near the crime scene.

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Expat death plunge One dead in rescue drama By Tom Woods A BRITISH man has fallen to his death while abseiling down a mountain near Spain’s Costa Blanca known as the ‘Sleeping Lion.’ The unnamed 36-year-old was with his sister-in-law who was rescued by helicopter and taken to hospital with a broken leg. The climber reportedly fell more than 24 metres while abseiling down Monte Ponoig, near Polop, and his death is being investigated. A Guardia Civil statement said: “Emergency responders spent some time trying to save the life of the man who died but he suffered a serious wound to his chest which frustrated the attempts to revive him. “Members of the Guardia

TRAGIC FALL: Mountain rescue experts are inspecting the area for evidence.

Civil GREIM team will be carrying out a site inspection later today to try to establish why this accident happened.” The abseil anchor reportedly broke away, but as the woman fell from a lesser height of almost eight metres, she managed to survive. The two were believed to be experienced climbers who were on holiday in the area. After being rescued in a fire service helicopter, the woman was taken to a fire station in Benidorm before being transferred to hospital. The dead man’s body was also taken by helicopter separately to the same fire station. Monte Ponoig is one of the most iconic mountains in the province of Alicante and is a popular choice for both walkers and climbers.


Woman dies in fire A BLAZE at an apartment building has claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman. Another adult and a child who both lived with the deceased, suffered from smoke inhalation, while one of the casualties also received burns and was transferred to a nearby hospital in Barcelona. The fire broke out at the Paseo de la Zona at 2.50am last Friday, and the surrounding roads were closed for two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Bank probe INVESTIGATORS with the European Union (EU) have concluded that the Spanish government is at fault for not adopting rules designed to regulate the banking industry following the financial and eurozone crises which began in 2008.

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NEWS EXTRA Art attack RONALD LAUDER, president of the World Jewish Congress, has hit out at what he sees as a lack of political will by Europe (and Spain in particular) to investigate artworks stolen by the Nazis.

Money march THOUSANDS of Catalan civil servants joined strikes and ongoing protests by students and health workers to demand more funding and better working conditions, with around 8,000 people marching to the Barcelona regional parliament.


Constitution day Spanish mark 40 years of democracy EVENTS have been organised across Spain today (Thursday) to mark 40 years since the adoption of the country’s Constitution. Government officials and members of Spain’s parliament are set to gather at the Congress of Deputies for an institutional commemoration of the anniversary. Ana Pastor, President of the Congress of Deputies, said the

anniversary was a celebration of Spain’s freedom, progress and reconciliation since adopting democracy in 1978. The government’s Constitution 40 body has organised a programme of events taking place today to mark the anniversary. Other events have already gone ahead this year including visits to regional assemblies by Pastor. Exhibits from Spain’s EFE news agency featuring photographs from the 40 years since the Constitution was adopted, are in Madrid and other cities across Spain. The Congress of Deputies and the Senate, the lower and upper houses respectively of Spain’s Cortes Generales, were also open to the public this week for tours. Princess Leonor, the daughter of King Felipe and Queen Letizia and heir to the Spanish throne, was one of many figures who read extracts from the Constitution for the anniversary. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, also read Article Two of the Constitution at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid in October. Article Two states that Spain is an ‘indissoluble union’ and

40 YEARS: Spain adopted its Constitution on this day in 1978. establishes autonomy for the country’s regions. Sanchez has proposed making a number of changes to the Constitution including modifying the article from which he read to recognise Spain’s regional diversity. Critics claim it would open the way for regions such as Cataluña and the Basque Country to break away from Spain. Reforms proposed by the centrist Ciudadanos to end legal immunity for politicians have also been backed by Spain’s

political parties and look set to be written into the Constitution. Work on the Constitution began after former dictator Francisco Franco’s death on November 20, 1975 and the installation of King Juan Carlos I on the Spanish throne two days later. Politicians elected to Spain’s parliament in 1975 in the country’s first democratic elections since the Second Republic were tasked with coming up with proposals for the Constitution. Parliament approved their

plans on October 31, 1978. The Constitution was then put to a referendum on December 6 and it was backed by almost 92 per cent of those who voted, with it ratified once ballots were counted. The Constitution is made up of 169 Articles which commit the government to protecting certain rights, lay out the structure of the Spanish state and define conditions for citizenship. It has been amended twice since, once in 1992 and again in 2011.

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More time THE EU is ready to offer Britain a three-month extension to Article 50 to prevent parliamentary deadlock resulting in a no-deal Brexit. Under plans being discussed by European leaders, the EU would agree to extend Britain’s membership to allow time for a trade arrangement to be ironed out. However, Theresa May has claimed that any extension to Article 50 would require the reopening of the Brexit negotiations which could result in a worse deal than the one on offer. In practical terms, the extension could only last until July when the new European parliament is convened. The EU is adamant that only the political declaration and trade deal can be reviewed, not the broader withdrawal agreement, including the Northern Ireland backstop.


Crunch vote looms By Joe Gerrard THE British government has stepped up efforts to sell its European Union (EU) withdrawal deal to politicians and the public as Parliament prepares to vote this Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May continued to host face-to-face meetings with Members of Parliament from her ruling Conservative Party this week as many remain sceptical of her Brexit deal. The Conservative Party’s position in Parliament is wafer thin and the government relies on 10 MPs from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to pass legislation. The vote continues to loom as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would not support her deal in Parliament. Corbyn and other party figures added they would seek to bring about a general election if the deal is voted down, and would not rule out a second EU referendum. May also faced the prospect that the Scottish National Party (SNP) would also vote against her. The Prime Minister hosted Scotland’s First Minister Nicola


Easier entry A FRENCH lawmaker has told British media that illegal immigrants would be able to enter Britain ‘very easily’ in the event of a hard or nodeal Brexit, with PierreHenri Dumont adding increased customs queues allow more time for sneaking into lorries.

Plan ‘works’

SHOWDOWN: May’s (inset) Brexit deal must overcome Parliamentary arithmetic on Tuesday. Sturgeon in Downing Street in an attempt to win her over last Monday. May’s position was further jeopardised by hard-line Brexiteer MPs from within the Tory fold threatening to sink the deal, on the grounds it leaves Britain tied too closely to the EU. Meanwhile DUP members jumped on comments made by May’s top Brexit negotiator Oliver Robbins which suggested Britain may not be able to withdraw

from the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ arrangement. The mechanism, which would come into force in the event of stalling trade negotiations after Brexit, is a red line for the DUP. They claim it subjects Northern Ireland to different trade arrangements to the rest of Britain. In these circumstances May will have to bring everything to bear if she is to get her deal over Tuesday’s crunch hurdle.

AN oil tycoon has said that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to bring Britain out of the European Union (EU) is ‘workable’ and added businesses felt that London needed to move ahead with the withdrawal process.

Goods move BRITISH factories have begun stockpiling goods and materials they fear could be harder to import into the country following Brexit due to concerns over customs problems and political uncertainty in the event of a nodeal withdrawal, the EEF trade body said.


Jobless down S PA I N h a s e x p e r i enced one of the sharpest drops in unemployment of the European Union. F i g u re s f e l l f ro m 16.6 per cent to 14.8 per cent in Oct o b e r, a c c o r d i n g t o figures published by Eurostat, the European Statistical Office. In contrast, une m p l o y m e n t a c ro s s the Eurozone was at 6.7 per cent. The statistics show unemploym e n t f e l l a c ro s s a l l member states, with S p a i n ’s f i g u re s i m proving the most dramatically. C r o a t i a ’s n u m b e r s also fell from 10.2 per cent to 8.1 per cent.

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Junta chief HIV rates ‘not welcome’

MORE than one in 10 people living with HIV in Spain are aged between 15 and 24 years old according to new figures from health academics which also showed 3,381 contracted the virus last year.

LINARES: Has been in decline since its major factory closed in 2011.

By Sally Underwood SUSANA DIAZ, President of the Junta de Andalucia, avoided visiting Jaen’s second largest town on her pre-election campaign tour, over concerns she would not be welcomed The political chief, who has carried out an extensive tour of Andalucia in the weeks leading up to the Andalucian elec-

tions last Sunday, bypassed the major town of Linares, instead visiting smaller towns in the province. Residents of Linares, whose major employer Santana Motor was closed by the Junta in 2011, protested in their thousands against the actions of politicians in Andalucia, who they say failed to pay out compensation and early retirement claims.

A SUSPECT: Allegedly killed two eagles.

Poisoner arrested POLICE have arrested a man for allegedly poisoning two eagles, one of which was endangered. The 52-year-old suspect is said to have killed a mouse eagle and an Iberian imperial eagle, a species which is at danger of extinction in Manzanares, Ciudad Real. Officers from the Guardia Civil arrested the man, after agents from the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) found a dead mouse eagle at a private game reserve in Manzanares. Further tests confirmed that the animal had

died from poisoning. Later, an Iberian imperial eagle was also found, showing symptoms of poisoning. The Guardia Civil stepped up their investigations further when a resident in Membrilla, Ciudad Real, reported two cats had died of poisoning on the same reserve. Police later searched the home of the suspect, allegedly finding several containers of the same poison used to kill the eagles, as well as further chemicals on the roof of his house and in the trunk of his car.

In two major demonstrations, between 30,000 and 40,000 residents of Linares came out to condemn the deterioration of their town, which was once known for its prosperity but has been in decline since the closure of the Santana Motor factory. Instead, Susana Diaz’s campaign bus passed by the town on the A-4 motorway, stopping in nearby Ubeda and Baeza.

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A letter from UK ambassador Simon Manley I WANTED to update you on the recent developments on our exit from the EU. As many of you are no doubt aware, on Sunday November 25, there was a special European Council on Brexit. EU leaders agreed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. Citizens’ rights is a key part of the agreement, so this represents a big step forward in providing certainty for UK nationals living in Spain. As the PM said following the European Council “If you are one of the over three million EU citizens who has come and built your life in the UK - come to be our colleagues, our neighbours and our friends - you need a deal that guarantees your rights. If you are one of the almost one million UK nationals living elsewhere in the EU, you need the same. This deal delivers for you all.” The next stage is for the UK Parliament to vote on the deal the government has negotiated, which is expected on December 11. The European Parliament will also vote on the agreement. If approved, the Withdrawal Agreement will secure the rights of one million UK nationals living in the EU. It means that the 300,000 British people who have chosen to make Spain their home have a legal guarantee that they will be allowed

to stay here after the UK leaves the EU on March 29, 2019. The Agreement also defines the Implementation Period as running from March 30, 2019 until December 31, 2020. All UK nationals lawfully residing in Spain on December 31, 2020 will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement. Under the current rules, UK nationals living in Spain must register with the Spanish authorities (at the Oficina de Extranjeros or at a designated Local Police station) to be legally resident here. Therefore, I and the team strongly recommend you ensure you are correctly registered as a resi-

dent, as is your current obligation. For detailed advice on registering, please see We will, of course, update our advice if the Spanish authorities announce any changes to the registration requirements linked to Brexit. During the Implementation Period, you will be able to visit, live and work in the EU broadly as you do now. If you want to move to a different Member State, you will be able to do so during the Implementation Period. UK nationals and their families covered by the Agreement will continue to have

broadly the same access to healthcare, pensions and other benefits as they currently do. And you will be able to leave Spain for up to five years without losing your right to return if you have acquired the relevant residency status. If you have any questions about who is covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, please see the UK nationals living in the EU pages on Next steps • Make sure you are correctly registered with Extranjeria here in Spain (please see • Sign up for email alerts to stay up-to-date and find out about our outreach events, by visiting the Living in Spain guide on • Follow our ‘Brits in Spain’ social media channels, including on Facebook.  Both the Embassy and our network of consulates will continue with outreach events across Spain to answer your questions about your rights and Brexit, with three events planned before Christmas and more planned for the New Year. And we will continue to update you with key information in the months ahead. In the meantime, I would like to wish all British nationals living in Spain, a very merry Christmas.

SIMON MANLEY: Will update advice as changes are announced.

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Waiting times fall TH E a ve ra ge s urge ry waiting times for patients in Spain is 93 days, acc ording to ne w da ta rele a s e d by the c ountry’s Health Ministry. One in every eight people wait over six months a nd figure s s how that 584,000 patients were on a waiting list on June 30, 20,000 fe w e r tha n i n 2017. The best patient to popula tion ra tio is in the Basque Country, where there are 8.02 people on a surgery waiting list for every 100,000 residents, follow e d by M a drid (8.05) a nd A nda luc i a (8.15).

WAIT LOSS: Average waiting times have been reduced by 11 days for operations. The areas with the worst ratio are Cataluña (21.44), Extremadura (19.97) and Murcia (18.5). Orthopaedic surgery and

ophthalmology continue to have the largest number of patients, while the smallest are thoracic and heart surgery.

Export market on the upward trend SPAIN will now export an expanded range of pork products and table grapes to China following an agreement made as part of the framework of President X i J i n p i n g ’s v i s i t l a s t week. Last year, it became the first exporter of pork to Asia, and the fourth supplier of offal, with a total of 373,000 tons worth €574 million. The recent signing will significantly expand the range of products aut h o r i s e d t o i n c l u d e  f r e s h meat and cured products such as ham, shoulder, loin and sausage. China reportedly consumes almost 50 per cent of all pork products pro-

duced worldwide. It accounts for two thirds of the total consumption of meat in the diet of Chinese consumers. Until now, Spain could only export citrus fruits, peaches and plums to the Asian country, as China reportedly negotiates just one fruit at a time. So the signing of the new protocol, made in only two years is very unusual. The negotiations were carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with the General Administration of Customs of China, in co-ordination with the Secretary of State for Commerce of the Mini s t r y o f I n d u s t r y, C o m merce and Tourism.

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Violent end to four years of hell Nobody deserves to go through violence - a sufferer has put an end to four years of hell and wants to help others do the same by telling her story By Tara Rippin AFTER four years of violent abuse at the hands of her ex, Debbie Ann Jones took the brave step to press charges after the most recent vicious attack, which led to him being deported to the UK last week. Now she wants to use her experience to inspire other victims to take action before it’s too late and things escalate to a potentially fatal conclusion. The 40-year-old singer had only been in Benidorm for two weeks after moving to Spain for a new start, when her 45-year-old partner - who cannot be named for legal reasons - beat her before attacking her 54-year-old brother Michael Edwards, who is registered disabled. Speaking exclusively to Euro Weekly News, Debbie took the courageous decision to share her horrific experiences to help raise awareness. Debbie had recently divorced when she got together with her unemployed partner, and at first everything seemed rosy. But things soon changed. “It started off with him chucking a cup at the wall. I really wish I had seen that as a sign, but he apologised and that was that. “Things escalated from there. We had been together for about a year and were arguing when he starting pulling my hair. He said he was sorry, that it would never happen again and I believed him.” But three months later, the violence

VICIOUS ATTACK: Brother Michael Edwards was hit with a table leg. DEBBIE: Debbie has broken her silence. stepped up to a terrifying level. Debbie was singing at a holiday park and her partner was sat right next to her, using his laptop. She asked him to move while she was performing. “When we got back to the house, he shouted ‘who do you think you are, telling me what to do?’ He smashed the mantelpiece above the fire, then literally punched me in the face and dragged me around while I was on the floor. “My daughter, who was 18 at the time, came downstairs and that’s when he stopped and ran out of the house. I don’t know why I didn’t ring the police. I tried to see the goodness in him, and I loved him. He kept saying sorry and that it wouldn’t happen again. “I never knew when he was going to

BRUISING: Debbie’s face is blackened after being punched. get violent. “It wasn’t drink related. He was very controlling and jealous and by my side 24 hours. “But in public he was the perfect partner, he was like Jekyll and Hyde. I tried to be the perfect partner for his sake. Debbie and her brother sold their flat in Wales and they all moved to Benidorm on November 1 this year for a

new start. “I believed my ex when he said it would be different, I wanted to believe him.” But just two weeks later on November 15, Debbie asked her partner to come home at 9pm so they could watch the last night of fiestas’ fireworks display from the balcony. When he hadn’t come home, Debbie and her brother decided to go to Planet Benidorm. “He found us and was shouting ‘where have you been?’ He was asked to leave because he was causing a disturbance. I walked home with my brother and when he came home minutes later he just completely lost it and smashed my wooden coffee table and the leg came off. He came over to me and punched in the face, on both sides.” Her brother Michael lay over Debbie to protect her.

“My ex lifted the leg and hit my brother twice in the head with the metal bracket end. There was blood everywhere.” Debbie called an ambulance and because it was an attack the police arrived, too. The attacker was kept in custody until a court appearance the following morning. “The officers asked me if I wanted to press charges and I said yes. I knew it would be murder next. We gave statements and were in court by 11.30am. The police and justice system were brilliant, really on the ball. “At Benidorm court before sentencing on November 29, he was sitting opposite me, and I felt physically sick, I was shaking and broke down, but the officers were brilliant and helped me through it.” The aggressor was given a suspended sentence of two years and nine months, cannot contact Debbie for nine months nor Michael for three years. He was also deported to the UK. “I feel relieved but just keep questioning why I put myself, my brother and my daughter through it all. They wanted me to leave him. I’m going through the aftermath and putting myself on trial. “I don’t want this to happen to anyone, man or woman. Anybody is going through abuse should run, get out of the situation and call the police immediately after an attack. “I can’t stress enough that it’s important to trust and believe in yourself and the system, because it works.”

In Spain victims of domestic/gender violence can call 016 for multilingual help and advice 24 hours a day.

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Pool death toll drops A TOTAL of 14 people died in pools and off beaches in Spain up to November 30, bringing the total to 356 according to a new report. The National Drowning Report for 2018, from Spain’s Royal Salvage and Lifeguard Federation, showed the number of deaths fell by 21.8 per cent compared to the same time last year. The number of those who died in pools and in waters off beaches stood at 455 by November 30, 2017. The Federation said bad weather at the start of 2018 could have led to the fall. The weather would have discouraged bathers from swimming during that time, the agency said. Data showed Spanish men aged 65 and over were the most common victims of drowning up to November 30 this year. A total of 76 per cent of those who drowned were males. Around 82 per cent of deaths took place in places where there was no surveillance, including from lifeguards, of the pool or beach in question. Around 59.5 per cent of deaths took place between the hours of 10am and 6pm, the report showed. Andalucia saw the largest number of deaths, followed by the Canary Islands. The Basque Country and Castilla y Leon came joint third and the Murcia Region came fourth.


Showing up Banksy MADRID is to host Spain’s first exhibition of enigmatic street artist Banksy’s work starting today (Thursday). Although the exhibition has not been authorised by Banksy, around 70 works owned by international private collectors will be on display at the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid. The pieces will be on show until midMarch, and many of the collectors are open to selling the works. The exhibition is entitled ‘Genius or Vandal?’ with visitors invited to make up their own minds.

POOLS: More than four-fifths of deaths happened in areas without lifeguards. DEATHS BY REGION: • Balearic Islands - 41 deaths, 11.5% • Valencian Communities - 36, 10. 1% • Castilla y León and País Vasco -14, 3.9% in each community. • Murcia - 12, 3.4%, • Asturias - 11, 3.1%, • Aragón 9, 2.5%, • Cantabria,Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid - 8, 2.2% in each region.

• Navarra 4, 1.1%, • Extremadura and Ceuta - 2, 0.6%, • La Rioja and Melilla - 1, 0.3%, each. 76 per cent of all of those to die in aquatic spaces this year have been male. 75 per cent have been Spanish and the largest proportion of deaths have occurred in the 65 and older age category (40.7 per cent).

Rocking deal SPAIN and the UK have signed the most important bilateral agreement over Gibraltar in more than a decade. Four Memorandums of Understanding have been finalised, aimed at reducing inequality between the Rock and Campo de Gibraltar, the neighbouring Spanish region in Andalucia which has struggled with high unemployment and drugs crime. They represent the first accord between Madrid and London since Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain in 1713 under the Treaty of Utrecht.

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The votes are in

Hunger strikes

THE dust is still settling from Sunday’s Andalucian election but wrangling has begun in earnest over who will control the region’s assembly. The election was Junta President Susana Diaz’s to lose. Voters once again gave PSOE the largest number of seats in the Andalucian regional assembly. But its majority of 47 has been cut to 33, leaving them the largest party by a margin of seven seats in the 109-seat parliament. The loss came on the back of a surge in support for smaller parties from the left, far right and centre, with a turnout of little over 58.6 per cent. Diaz acknowledged that voters had not enthusiastically backed her party, while speaking at a press conference on Monday. “All PSOE members must reflect on how to strengthen the role of institutions. If there are people who have stayed at home, then there are things we have to do better,” Diaz said. The conservative Partido Popular (PP), the second largest party in the assembly both before and after the vote, also lost

CREDIT: PSOE Andalucia, via Twitter

By Joe Gerrard

RESULTS IN: The vote was a setback for Diaz (centre). seats. The PP now has 26 members in the assembly, down from 33 before the vote. Despite the loss, party officials claimed voters had given them a mandate to unseat Diaz. Junta president candidate Juan Moreno said they were ready to form a right-wing administration in a region which has been a left-wing stronghold throughout Spain’s democratic history. Neither Diaz nor Moreno has the numbers needed to govern alone. Whoever takes power will have to work with smaller parties, the big winners of the poll. PSOE’s natural ally would be Adelante

Andalucia, a grouping of leftist parties who won 17 seats. But that would still leave them short of a majority. The PP is similarly up against the maths. It could join forces with the centrist Ciudadanos, whose seats jumped from nine to 21, but together they would still fall short of a majority. The PP may seek to bring Vox into the fold. The far right anti-immigration party entered the assembly for the first time and now has 12 seats, pushing the PP and Ciudadanos into majority territory if they work together.

On trial for rape and murder A BOY is on trial accused of raping and murdering a young woman. The 16-year-old suspect is accused of raping 32-year-old Leticia Rosino on May 3 in Zamora, northeast Spain, before battering her to death with

a stone. Prosecutors are seeking eight years in prison, the maximum penalty allowed for criminals aged under 18, after the boy reportedly admitted his crime. Leticia Rosino was brutally assaulted and murdered earlier

this year as she walked in an industrial estate near her workplace. Police initially arrested the suspect’s father after the accused pushed the blame onto him, before eventually confessing.

TWO leading figures of the pro-Catalan independence movement have begun hunger strikes from their prison cells in protest against what they claimed was ‘unfair’ treatment from Spain’s justice system. Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull said they would not give up on their chance to have a fair trial. The two were remanded in custody earlier this year in connection with last year’s Catalan independence referendum and independence declaration. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the two were protected by the rule of law and would receive a fair trial ‘like all citizens’. It comes as Sanchez called on Madrid to offer new proposals to help settle the matter, including allowing Catalan officials to stage a new referendum. He added pro-independence figures would not necessarily push for an immediate independence vote in what has been interpreted by some as a concession. Any further push for independence is likely to be hamstrung by the fact Spain’s Supreme Court ruled the previous referendum violated Spain’s Constitution. It was that ruling, that led Sanchez, Turull and others to be arrested.

Poll tracker: Partido Socialista (PSOE): 24.1 per cent, 105 seats Partido Popular (PP): 19.6 per cent, 94 seats Ciudadanos: 22.4 per cent, 70 seats Unidos Podemos: 18.1 per cent, 53 seats Result: PSOE largest party, no overall control.

Designer label robbery A GUCCI store has been ram-raided by a gang which fled with a large haul of designer goods, leaving the car embedded in the shop front. At around 5am last Friday morning, a red car was driven at speed through a display window, smashing a metal security blind at the shop in Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona. Several thieves then grabbed clothing, shoes and handbags worth thousands of Euros. It has still to be determined exactly how much was stolen, and an investigation is underway.

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More skilled and lower paid SPANIARDS under the age of 30 are earning less than a decade ago, despite being better trained and prepared for the workplace, according to the Annual Salary Structure Report. The average salary among teenagers has dropped by 28 per cent in 10 years, while earnings among 20 to 24-year-olds slipped 15 per cent, and by 9 per cent for those aged 25 to 29. This is in spite of the fact those born in the 1990’s have grown up in fear of the ‘crisis’ and are studying more, believing extra

skills will help them in future. The report highlights two issues in particular. The first is the ‘precarious’ nature of today’s working conditions which is littered with temporary or part-time contracts and positions which pay by the hour. The second is the fact there are fewer younger people. The Spanish Statistics Institute (INE) registered 4.8 million Spaniards between the ages of 20 and 29 at the start of this year, 30 per cent less than the 6.7 million recorded in 2005.

Building ruling MADRID’S 67th Court of First Instance has ruled that works to the Spanish capital’s Edificio España (Spain Building) to turn it into a hotel can continue, with a case against the company undertaking the project still ongoing.

Carer held for sexual abuse A FILIPINO fugitive has been arrested in Madrid for allegedly forcing a 10-year-old girl in his care to ‘perform serious acts of a sexual nature.’ The 31-year-old father of two has reportedly temporarily cared for children for a number of years in various countries,

including Spain. The offences for which he is being held, occurred in Norway in 2015. But an international investigation involving both Norwegian and Spanish police officers, is underway to determine if there are other possible victims.


‘Leading’ on migration By Joe Gerrard PEDRO SANCHEZ has said that Spain has assumed a leadership role on migration while addressing a meeting of world leaders in South America last week. Spain’s Prime Minister also called for more international co-operation to tackle other global issues including climate change, gender inequality and trade. He was speaking at the G20 summit in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. “In relation to migration, I believe that Spain has assumed a leadership role. We are talking about a global issue that needs a global response,” Sanchez said. Sanchez added Spain planned to push for a global agreement to regulate migration and make it more ‘orderly’ at an upcoming summit on the issue in Morocco this month. The G20 summit had been important because it provided a space for world leaders to meet and talk at a time the global order was being questioned, Sanchez said. The Prime Minister held talks with the Argentinian Prime Minister Mauricio Macri, South African Presi-

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TAKING LEADERSHIP: Sanchez praised Spain’s action on migration while at the G20. dent Cyril Ramaphosa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Sanchez’s comments on migration come as the number of people migrating to the country via the Mediterranean has already broken records. More than 47,860 migrants arrived in Spain from the start of last year up to October 31, according to official

statistics. The G20 summit saw world leaders gather in the wake of ongoing concerns over the death of Jamal Khashoggi and the alleged involvement of Saudi Arabia. It also comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin faced criticism after naval personnel from his country captured Ukrainian sailors near Crimea.


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Expats Guide to

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Driving licences in Spain LIVING in Spain can bring with it an array of issues which may not have been encountered when living in the UK. There are lots of things to consider, and we are here to help try to make the transition and life in Spain a little easier by compiling a series of helpful facts and figures relating to a variety of topics. If you are planning on living in Spain on a permanent basis, it’s a good idea to have a Spanish driving licence - in fact it is mandatory after a while. Here are some guidelines for current and new drivers on how to do this quickly and easily. If you already have a valid EU (European Union) Community or an EEA (European Economic Area) driving licence and meet the minimum driving age in Spain, you can use it for the first two years of residence in Spain, although you must register your details with the traffic authorities after six months. You can register at your Central Register of Drivers and Minor Offenders of the Provincial Traffic Headquarters. If you don’t obtain a Spanish driver’s licence after two years of residence in Spain and are caught driving, you can face a fine of around €200. Visit: to find out more. Once the process is under way, you will have to adhere to the same conditions as Spanish licence holders: Have reached minimum age in Spain for the specific category of vehicle you want to drive, Relevant medical checks, Renew or exchange the licence after the first two years’ residence in Spain. If an EU licence is renewed in Spain it effectively converts it into a Spanish EU licence, which then needs to be renewed every 10 years up to the age of 65, and every five years after 65. The new regulation which requires new residents to exchange their licences for a Spanish one, was enforced three years ago. As such, Spain has agreements with more than 20 countries, allowing drivers to exchange a foreign driver’s licence for its equivalent. To find out more, check with your home country’s consulate in Spain or the Spanish Traffic Authority at To exchange your licence, you will need to fill out an application form that is issued by the Provincial Traffic Headquarters. (See the above website). The following documents will be required: Proof of identity (original passport and a copy), Proof of your residence for six months (Certificate of Registration in the Central Aliens Register - the NIE number), Application form (in Spanish), Current valid driving licence to be exchanged (original and a copy), Written declaration stating that you don’t have another driving licence of the same class in another country, Written declaration stating that you have not been suspended or banned, Two recent passport size photographs (32 by 25 mm), Medical fitness report (visit the DGT website for information). For new drivers, check the legal driving ages and permit types before you register. You can get details depending on what type of vehicle you want to drive by visiting: The best option (for new drivers) is to go to a driving school as they take care of the registration process with the Jefatura (Jefatura Provincial de Trafico) on your behalf. Once you have registered, get your medical and vision test done, too. Theory tests can be done in a classroom or be computer based. The written test is normally taken in Spanish, but some places offer it in English. For more information, visit

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Violence ‘unreported’ BETWEEN 60 and 80 per cent of violence against LGBT people in Spain goes unreported, according to one report. A study by the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB) and the Observatory of Networks against Hate called for organisations to become more rigorous in collecting figures of this type of hate crime.

The report explained there are many people who: ‘Neither report nor denounce the violence they suffer, in many cases they suffer in silence and solitude.’ The organisations claim public bodies should do more to find out about the background of the victim when a crime is reported, as well as asking why they were afraid to report it, in order to make progress.

WORKER: Died in a factory in Alcala la Real.

Worker dies in plastics machine A YOUNG worker has died in Jaen after becoming trapped in a machine at a plastics factory. The 21-year-old man reportedly became stuck in the moving parts of a machine, in the Poligono Llanos Mazuelos in Alcala la Real, Jaen.

Another worker called emergency services after finding his colleague trapped. Members of the Alcala la Real Fire Department, the Guardia Civil, Local Police, and Public Health Emergency Company (EPES), all attended the scene. Officers from the Labour Inspection

and Occupational Risk Prevention Centre were also called in. Health workers confirmed the young man had died in the incident. The Guardia Civil said the usual protocols following a workplace death had been put in place.

Judge investigates scooter death of elderly woman A COURT in Barcelona has heard that a young man may have been using his phone when he knocked down and killed an elderly woman, while on his mobility scooter. Lawyers claim the accused was travelling at speeds close to 30 kilometres an hour when he fatally ran over a woman in her 90’s in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona. Prosecutors say this amounts to negligence and the man should be convicted of reckless homicide. Another person who was travelling on the scooter at the time of the incident is appearing as a witness in the case. Sources told one publication the driver may have been using Google Maps on his mobile

phone when he ploughed into the woman, causing her to fall and hit her head. The incident occurred in August, in an area reserved for pedestrians. The victim was admitted to Moises Broggi Hospital in a serious condition but died a few days later from her injuries. Sources say before the incident, the woman walked with a cane but was otherwise in good health. The case has raised the question of whether legislation is required to protect pedestrians from mobility scooters. Spain’s Interior Minister, Fernando Granda Marlaska, said while their users were ‘vulnerable,’ they: ‘can cause significant damage to third parties, depending on how they drive.’

Bailed out A BRITISH man arrested in Spain in connection with a double murder in Coventry has been released on bail. The 29-year-old was detained by authorities in southern Spain on Thursday, as part of the investigation into the murder of 28year-old Daniel Shaw in Tile Hill, and the disappearance of Johnny Robbins who is also believed to have been murdered. The arrested man was brought back to the West Midlands to be questioned over his ‘involvement.’


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GUARDIA CIVIL searching for missing British animal trainer, Amy Louise Gerard, who disappeared in Tenerife, Canary islands, have found a body. Police sources have stated that a woman’s body has been discovered near the spot where Ms Gerard disappeared. The 28-year-old animal

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MISSING: Amy Louise Gerard disappeared after a night out.

trainer is known to have lived nearby to the lighthouse after she moved to Spain from Grimsby. However, police sources are yet to confirm that the discovered body is that of Ms Gerard. Ms Gerard’s family have

reportedly flown to Tenerife and are being kept up-to-date on the latest developments. Reports suggest Ms Gerard went missing after a night out with colleagues last Friday night, and she has not been seen since leaving an Irish pub in the Puerto de la Cruz area.

Axe attack NATIONAL POLICE have arrested two suspects accused of an axe attack on a householder during a burglary at a Torremolinos home. The suspects, aged 29 and 34, have been charged over the break in and thefts, as well as with attempted murder. Officers said they also seized tools and around €6,680 in connection with their probe into the robbery.

MARACAIBO: Ivan Merino (inset) admitted his crime.

Priest arrest in sex crime by Sally Underwood A SPANISH priest from Motril has been arrested in Venezuela for allegedly abusing a 12year-old girl. The accused, 35-year-old Ivan Merino Pedial, worked as a professor at the Santo Tomas de Villanueva school in Granada until three years ago. The priest confessed his crimes to the police in a video statement posted on Twitter. Merino admitted: “We grew fond and it was a game… and one thing led to another.” When the police then criticised him for his comments, the priest remained silent. Merino studied in Burgos, Granada and

Rome before working as a religious studies teacher in Granada. Three years ago he was transferred to Venezuela, ‘to support pastoral work,’ and is currently a vicar in the parish of Maracaibo, in the northwest state of Zulia. Lisandro Cabello, the Secretary of State for Zulia, said there had been previous evidence of ‘other violations and other victims,’ and Merino had been sent to Venezuela as punishment. His Augustine Order of Burgos strongly refute the claims, however, and said: “we have always repudiated, condemned and rejected any action that threatens the dignity of any human, and much more so if the victim is a child.”

Woman dies in fire A BLAZE at an apartment building has claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman. Another adult and a child who both lived with the deceased, suffered from smoke inhalation, while one of the casualties also received burns and was trans-

ferred to a nearby hospital in Barcelona. The fire broke out at the Paseo de la Zona at 2.50am last Friday, and the surrounding roads were closed for two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

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TWO apartment blocks in the Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm are set to be demolished after a probe found they did not comply with planning rules. The apartments, located in the Puenta Lista area of the city and made up of 168 flats on 22 floors, are owned by the Gemelos 28 company.

Towers demolition Authorities are due to pay out compensation which could reach up to €100 million. Ximo Puig, head of the Valencia Generalitat, told regional assembly members last


week the previous conservative Partido Popular (PP) regional administration was to blame for the plans. The plans follow an earlier ruling from Spain’s Supreme Court which annulled the buildings’ permit in 2012. The Court has also refused to hear an appeal from the Generalitat.

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NICOLE KING: Presented with 200 red roses by staff member Sally Underwood (left).

SURROUNDED: By friends and guests, King was visibly emotional at the gesture.

Television royalty By Sally Underwood NICOLE KING has received a surprise appearance from the Euro Weekly News as she filmed her 200th ever edition of ‘Marbella Now.’ The famous fixture on Andalucia’s screens was amazed as members of the Euro Weekly News team interrupted filming to present her with 200 red roses, one for each episode of her hit show. As Nicole carried out an interview at restaurant Posidonia Banus two staff carried in the huge display, presenting it to the delighted star as friends and guests looked on. After offering Nicole a ‘huge congratulations on 200 shows from everyone at the Euro Weekly,’ the visibly touched presenter hugged the team, before thanking everyone at the paper for their support. King, who is also a long-standing columnist for the Euro Weekly News, hosts her popular English language television show on network RTV Marbella, interviewing the rich and famous from one of Spain’s most glamorous locations. Her fun and informative programmes give expatriates and Spanish living in Marbella the lowdown on all the latest news, events, clubs and activities. Her popular show takes in the various sights and sounds of the city, getting to know its local characters and bringing to life new opportunities for those who live in or visit Marbella. Credit: Facebook/MarbellNowTV Her show this week was filmed at the beautiful Posidonia Banus Restaurante. THE PRESENTER: Is a regular Ever the pro, King took time out to thank our staff, on Marbella’s screens. stopping to pose for photos and even handing out roses to onlookers before returning to the task in hand; filming scenes for this week’s show.


THE Association of Benalmadena for the Attention of the Disabled (ABAD), is a wonderful organisation which provides respite care for children with disabilities. Their 2019 calendars are now ready to buy, and young Tomas Leighton - the severely handicapped boy well-known to our readers features prominently. The calendars are €5 each and funds raised will go towards a new therapy centre. We at Euro Weekly News are right behind ABAD and will be stocking copies of the calendars to sell in our Fuengirola office, but you can also contact Tomas Leighton’s father, John, on 628 562 580. In the build up to Christmas, the public’s generosity is particularly warmly welcomed.

Credit: ABAD

Centre of attention CALENDAR CAUSE: ABAD is a vital daycare centre.

A bumper Poppy Appeal A SPONSORED cycle ride by Coin Royal British Legion member Ray Bower and his friend John Staton raised €2,150 for the Royal British Legion 2018 Poppy Appeal. This amazing achievement brings the year-end

total for 2018 to a colossal €13,747. Poppy Appeal organiser George Chaney and his wife Marion wish to thank Ray and John, as well as all members and friends of the Coin branch for their help and support throughout the year.

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NETHERLANDS PLANS to spend an extra €245 million on bicycle infrastructure have been announced by the Dutch government. This is on top of €100 million that State Infrastructure Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven pledged last year to improve bicycle parking and city-to-city cycle ways.

Bike drive

Redress offer THE Dutch state-owned railway company has said it will pay compensation to Holocaust survivors and relatives of victims who were transported on its trains toward Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

PLEDGE: The Netherlands is investing €245 million in bicycle infrastructure.


Legal killing

Firm appeal

OFFICIALS are investigating whether three doctors improperly euthanised a 38-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome two months before she died in an apparently legal killing. It’s the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since legalisation in 2002.

THE government has launched a campaign to lure finance and insurance firms away from London and to the Belgian capital after Brexit by claiming it would give them a ‘passport’ to the EU’s single market and place them closer to the heart of EU policy making.



HIV initiative

Sex charges

THE French government has announced it will take the rare step of reimbursing prescriptionbought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. French-made Eden condoms are the first to be approved for remuneration by the country’s health authority.

A FORMER Norwegian cabinet minister has been charged with sexually abusing three asylum seekers. Svein Ludvigsen, 72, was charged with one count of taking advantage of his position as regional governor, and another of exploiting the asylum seekers’ vulnerable situation

Solar energy

Clear waters

A PUBLIC support scheme in France that aims to encourage solar power generation from innovative installations, costing €600 million has been given the green light by the European Commission (EC). The project involves the installation of 350 MW of solar power generation capacity.

GLOBAL efforts to combat the generation of marine litter received a major boost during a Sustainable Blue Economy Conference after Norway and the World Bank committed US$ 300 million (€263 million) to the cause. A third has been allocated to managing dumping in oceans.


Tax revenue

Racism probe

SWEDEN had the fourth highest tax-toGDP ratio in the European Union last year, according to figures released by Eurostat. The country’s tax revenue accounted for 44.9 per cent of its gross domestic product, which is well above the EU average of 40.2 per cent.

A FORMER department head at Sweden’s prestigious Karolinska Hospital, affiliated with the body that grants the Nobel Prize in Medicine, has been accused of anti-Semitic behaviour toward Jewish doctors. Alleged victims have claimed ‘alleged’ bullying.



Bank inquiry

Under scrutiny

DENMARK’S prosecution authority has filed preliminary charges against Danske Bank, for ‘violation of the laws on money laundering.’ An international economic crimes’ source said the investigation is ‘still at an early stage.’

US ecommerce giant Amazon is accused of exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use the website as a marketplace. The Federal Cartel Office is investigating ‘many’ complaints from traders.

Costly travel PETROL prices in Denmark are among the highest in the world according to the Global Fuel Price Index which compared how far €50 worth of petrol would take a motorist, with the Danes ranking in the bottom five.

Repatriation aid MIGRANTS are being offered rental costs in their countries of origin as Germany tackles the ‘challenge’ of migration. The Interior Ministry has launched a controversial advertising campaign to increase the number of voluntary repatriations.

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With six editions on the Spanish Costas and Mallorca we cover the main expat areas of Spain - take a look at what is happening around our regions.


Double Guardia Civil success

Violent crimes GUARDIA CIVIL arrested a 17-yearold in connection with a violent attack. The victim reported they had met with someone they knew in a commercial centre car park in Almeria City to sort out a misunderstanding on a social media site, and when they moved on to somewhere quieter, the teenager snatched their mobile phone and started to hit them, eventually whacking them with an iron bar on the legs, neck and hands. Guardia also reported the arrest of a man in connection with an attempted mugging in Roquetas. A 66-yearold woman said someone jumped out at her as she walked to her car from her home, the individual pulling out a 20-centimetre long tool used for piercing holes and threatening to stab her if she didn’t hand over her money. The would-be thief ran off when a neighbour rushed over to intervene.


Club strips credit cards NATIONAL POLICE in Benidorm have arrested four people in connection with alleged credit card fraud in a strip club. According to reports, they took more than €53,000 from more than 20 customers who used their credit cards to pay for their drinks in the venue. Those detained are the owner of the club and three employees. It is also understood the nine others are also being sought by the police, including the alleged ringleaders, and are believed to be in Poland. Reports of the possible credit card misuse first came to light within weeks of the club opening in April,


cultural technique being introduced on land that was very difficult to cultivate. “These small walls follow the contours of the hills with ingenious use of local stone.” The multi-purpose structures fortified the hillside against erosion from rain, and also helped to provide a natural irrigation system. However, landslides did occur which destroyed the walls and they would have to be rebuilt by the farmers. Dry stone walls were also used to construct huts, shelters for shepherds and miners, and snow defences.

MALLORCA RECOVERED: Many of the stolen items from the warehouse have been located

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil in San Javier have arrested three people in connection with a robbery and arson attack at a warehouse. Separately, police also arrested suspects in connection with organised crime offences and robbery in nearby San Pedro del Pinatar. The incidents in San Miguel led the Guardia Civil to a property in Santiago de la Ribera in connection with the search for a girl who was reported missing. Police claimed the suspects began to flee the scene across nearby rooftops before being caught close by. Guardia Civil officers found a number of young people, including the missing girl, as well as items allegedly stolen from the warehouse which had been robbed and torched. The detainees are aged 18, 23 and 24, and all live in Santiago de la Ribera. Three others, two of them youths, were also detained in San Pedro del Pinatar in connection with the spate of robberies from houses. Others were later arrested. The case continues.

and since then there have been a trickle of cases with customers reporting excess charges on their statements after attending the club. It appears that every time drinks were purchased using the cards, an extra 0 was added, so that customers ended up paying 10 times more than expected.


Pride of the hillside THE renowned dry stone walls of

Arenas, Axarquia, have been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. They have been in place for centuries, with a clear function of protecting the land from erosion and creating favourable conditions for cultivation. Now this feature, which is also seen in other parts of Spain, and countries like Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland, has been included by UNESCO on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The stone walls were also erected by farmers in the hills of Axarquia to assist in the planting of olives, grapevines and wheat. Moreover, they helped to prevent landslides, floods and avalanches. According to UNESCO, “these structures do not harm the environment and are an example of a balanced relationship between human beings and nature.” Axarquia’s Ecologists in Action group said in a statement: “The region of Axarquia could not have been sustained without an agri-

Isolated in Paradise A VICTIM of domestic abuse at the hands of a Mallorcan ex has written a book about her experience as a ‘wake up’ call to other women. ‘Isolated in Paradise’ is a first person account of Eva Karlsson’s, a mother-of-one from Sweden, torment at the hands of a man she met online in 2007. Eva previously met with the man whenever she could and he treated her ‘like a queen.’ But when Eva landed in Palma with her cat and all her belongings she said she knew she had made a mistake. The book reveals how the violence began early on and the isolation she felt. “He didn’t want a wife, he wanted a slave,” she writes. Eventually, Eva found the courage to pack her things, and take her daughter back to Sweden where she rebuilt her life. ‘Isolated in Paradise’ has been published in Swedish, but Eva has not ruled out an edition in other languages.


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Down sizing CAIXABANK plans to cut almost a fifth of its branches in Spain over the next three years in a drive to boost profitability while undergoing a digital transformation. As part of its 2019-2021 strategic plan, the Spanish lender has announced that it expects to cut the number of branches by 821 to 3,640 by 2021. The bank, which employs around 32,600 people in Spain, and also has operations in Portugal, said the plan would lead to job losses, but did not elaborate.

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6 - 12 December 2018 This is the amount that former Chief Executive of Abengoa, Felipe Benjumea, through Inversion Corporativa, is suing Santander and HSBC for its collapse.


business & legal

Vineyard gets wind of deal VINEYARD WIND, the company owned in a 50/50 partnership between Iberdrola and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has c h o s e n M H I Ve s t a s O f f s h o r e Wind as the preferred supplier for its 800 MW offshore megaproject in the US. The contract is worth €1.2 billion and the project is scheduled for installation in 2021. It is large enough to act as a catalyst for the build-up of a local supply chain in the region. Once the turbine supply order

is confirmed, MHI Vestas will begin the process of local hiring and supply chain investment to support the project as it nears the construction phase. M H I Ve s t a s C h i e f E x e c u t i v e Philippe Kavafyan said: “We feel honoured to have been selected as preferred supplier for the first large-scale offshore wind project in the US.” To keep pace with growing demand for offshore wind turbines worldwide, MHI Vestas plans to increase production capacity at

its Lindo nacelle factory and hire new employees to work there. The company said it plans to recruit 50 new employees and is implementing a new testing regime designed to increase production and improve quality. “This next phase of production will allow us to meet demand and d o s o m o r e e f f i c i e n t l y, ” s a i d Kavafyan. M H I Ve s t a s a l s o a n n o u n c e d that it has extended its lease agreement with Lindo to eight years.

New chief SPAIN’S multinational banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, known as BBVA, has appointed 44-year-old Turkish banker Onur Genc as its new CEO. Genc, who is currently the CEO of BBVA Compass and US Country Manager for BBVA, is expected to take over on December 31. BBVA is the principle shareholder of Turkey’s third largest private lender Garanti Bank. Genc stressed the importance of digitalisation and said that Spain and Turkey have some of the best mobile banking applications.

EU to review banks


Tobin tax SPAIN will be the next European country to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), which aims to increase tax collection from international transactions and is estimated to raise €8.45 billion in 2019.

Game on MONEY MATTERS: The EU intends to investigate recent scandals. EUROPEAN UNION finance ministers are set to delay a reform of money laundering supervision at banks next week, because they first want to assess recent alleged cases of financial crime at the bloc’s lenders. An EU draft document, to be adopted on December 4, supports a need ‘to strengthen the effectiveness of the current framework’ after recent scandals. However, it does not propose institutional or legislative changes like the creation of an EU-wide supervisor recommended by the

European Central Bank. The document details an action plan meant to be the EU response to a series of high profile cases of alleged money laundering at banks in several EU states including Spain, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Malta. The plan foresees a review of recent bank scandals that could indefinitely delay legislative changes already proposed by the European Commission in September to bolster supervision of banks against money-laundering risks.

SPAIN’S regulated iGaming market grew by 30 per cent in the third quarter of 2018 as gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached €181.8 million, buoyed a growth in sports betting, casino and poker.

Wage boost THE Mercadona supermarket chain has signed an agreement with worker unions that will introduce a salary increase of almost 15 per cent for its entire 84,000 strong workforce, and working hours are also under review.

Spain taps up China SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping along with representatives from the China-Spain Business Advisory Council, in Madrid. President Xi Jinping urged Spanish businesses to make the best use of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) trade fair and take ChinaSpain economic and trade ties to a new level. Xi praised the establishment of the Business

Advisory Council and said that building a strong synergy between the two countries’ strategies will help bring about a more open and inclusive relationship between Asia and Europe. For his part, Sanchez said the trading world is changing and that Spain is paying more and more attention to Asia. X’s wife, Peng Liyuan, called for more artistic and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

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Brexit negotiations and Italian defiance drive euro Ask the expert Peter Loveday Contact me at

FOR the last few weeks, Brexit chaos has remained in the driving seat in the movement of the euro, with Italy trailing not far behind. Euro EUR/GBP: Remained at £0.88 EUR/USD: Remained at $1.13 Although the euro has been pressured by the ongoing Brexit chaos, and the tensions between Italy and the European Union Commission, it has managed to start and finish the period at a very similar rate. The tensions between Brussels and Rome played out this month, as Italy’s refusal to revise their draft budget for 2019 as it went against European Union regulations. Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini remained defiant in the face of the EU, calling for the EU to ‘respect the Ital-

BREXIT CHAOS: Has remained in the driving seat in the movement of the euro. ian people.’ Despite this, it seems that Italy have backed down against the European Commission with sources suggesting that they are going to reduce their deficit target for next year to as low as 2 per cent of GDP, despite the previous 2.4 per cent goal. There has been a lot of weakness revealed in the German economy, with the economy contracting for the first time since 2015, as it shrank by 0.2 per cent in the third quarter, with investors believing that the German economy is not going to recover rapidly from this weakness in its third quarter.

Unemployment figures for Germany are set to be released later this week, with a predicted drop in unemployment, and if this is the case, the euro is likely to push back further against the major currency pairings before the month is up. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is set to be released for the Eurozone on December 7, which will show whether or not the Eurozone has grown, if GDP is seen to have grown compared to this time next year, it could mean the euro is likely to push back against the pound and US dollar.

Pound GBP/EUR: Up from €1.12 to €1.13 GBP/USD: Remained at $1.28 The pound remained volatile for the majority of the month, as Brexit chaos saw the currency continuously pushed around, being able to push back against the euro and US dollar, only to plummet when pessimistic Brexit-related news hit. The currency suffered a major dent when Theresa May’s cabinet was hit with the shock resignation of Dominic Raab, and then again when Jo Johnson resigned.

Sterling took a dent from the Consumer Price Index and Core Consumer Price Index figures, as both were expected to increase, although they remained at the same figure as the previous month. The UK GDP figures are set to be released for October on December 10, and the average earnings for October are set to be released the following morning. If these figures are positive and show growth, it is likely the GBP will push back against the major currency pairings. Although May’s Brexit negotiations are happening around the same time, major opposition from MPs over the EU Withdrawal Act is likely to cause the majority of the movement within the currency. US Dollar USD/GBP: Remained at £0.77 USD/EUR: Remained at €0.88 The US is currently embroiled in a trade war with China and with the G20 Summit coming up at the end of this month is likely to show whether this tension is going to be eased or escalated further.

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Snowflakes need boot camps… LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT SOMETIMES I really do find myself losing the will to live (I can hear the hurrahs from here!) This week yobbo violence against the British police rose to new unprecedented levels. In one of a number of incidents, after the beleaguered force was called out to attend to a fight outside a pub (where else?) they were apparently set on by up to 100 youngsters. Among this gang of feral youths it was later discovered that a few were actually only around 10 years old! In the fracas, the police were pelted with stones and fireworks, kicked and one punched heavily in the face. OMG I hear you say. How many were arrested? When do their trials come up? What assault charges are the police going to bring? Well, don’t hold yer breath. After the incidents, (and all the arrested perpetrators were released, basically with slaps on the wrist) the police issued a statement accusing the parents of ‘not having enough control’ over their offspring and that they had to ‘move up to the plate’ and give more guidance to their children. Is that not the most naive, unhelpful and posi-

POLICE: Confronted by ‘feral’ youths. tively inane simpering rubbish you have ever heard? So what do they suggest? Stopping their pocket money? Not letting them watch the X Factor for a week? This PC ‘snowflake’ attitude toward the

young is the main reason their behaviour is spiralling out of control. The only ‘guidance’ they need, is a short swift sentence in boot camp on bread and water. All these do-gooders are simply confusing our youngsters into experiment-

ing just how far they can actually go before they receive some heavy retribution or another. As for leaving it to the parents to sort out, are these law enforcers actually kidding? Don’t they realise that most of these youngsters come from homes that contain no love, no respect for the authorities and are often even worse than the unwanted offspring they allow to roam the streets. Step up to the plate? The only plate these products of our benefit society are interested in, is the one bearing a pile of chips on a Friday night. In the absence of National Service (come back, all is forgiven!) the only real answer to this yobbo culture are heavy boot camps with zero tolerance and the ability to make these youngsters petrified of ever being sent to them. Only then will we be able to introduce alternatives, youth clubs, gymnasiums, sports facilities and the like, to give them the opportunity to live decent lives and respect the laws and decencies of our society. As a final note to the small number of sad people that continue to think they are ‘revealing’ the ol’ boys hidden past, I suggest they buy my autobiography available on Amazon. Or if they are too mean for this, look me up on Wikipedia. Then for heaven’s sake give us all a break. Keep the faith, love Leapy

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Brexodus ... can anyone put the great back into Britain?

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

A BIT of a rant this week (so what’s new, I hear you say!) First off, a nursing graduate claiming to be a doctor secured a management job with the NHS and fraudulently earned almost £350,000. What? Didn’t HR do any checks? Then, we have the completely unqualified psychiatrist who ‘treated’ NHS patients for 22 years. (Maybe she raised suspicions because she provided the best psychiatric care ever encountered in the NHS?) Isn’t it amazing what people can get away with, if they’re brash enough and nobody checks? I mean, just look at my own qualifications: Nora Johnson FRCS, PhD, QC! And guess what: I regularly carry out heart surgery with only a Girl Guide certificate in embroidery (plus my stitching of vital organs is so artistic - incredibly underrated these days). Next we learn that residents in Belgravia, London and Chigwell, Essex pay for private ‘bobbies on the beat’ and community groups in Hartlepool, Co Durham conduct nightly patrols to prevent crime and ‘protect what’s ours.’ Let’s look at the NHS and police service a bit more closely. Firstly, the NHS. Its sacred cow status has allowed its service and efficiency to decline still further with unac-


IN CHARGE: Bureaucrats have taken over.


Can they rent out their road? Two properties which are not part of our community or our urbanisation share our privately owned sewer and road. They pay into a special fund for repairs to these facilities when needed. This is separate from the community fees which we on the urbanisation pay into twice a year. At our AGM this year it was decided to make these payments a legal undertaking. Is this possible? W J (Costa Blanca)

countable bureaucrats more committed to keeping their jobs and the unwieldy bureaucracy than improving the patient’s lot. Although we’ve all heard wonderful stories of people saved by the NHS, we’ve also read truly shocking, dreadful accounts of hopeless, abusive, incorrect care, leading to suffering and death. And as for the police, get bobbies back walking the beat, policing real crime, not ‘hate’ crime. It’s ridiculous that time, effort and taxpayers’ money is spent on virtuesignalling PC issues while real life ones go wanting. What’s the betting enterprising villains are at this moment hell bent over sewing machines, running up their own

‘private bobby’ costumes? What a sad indictment of these depressing Brexit times. But time to get used to the fact Britain’s rapidly changing. Incompetent politicians; incompetent police; the NHS run by ‘managers’ who couldn’t run a village fête let alone vital NHS trusts... Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘The Girl in the Woods,’ ‘The Girl in the Red Dress,’ ‘No Way Back,’ ‘Landscape of Lies,’ ‘Retribution,’ ‘Soul Stealer,’ ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.99;£0.99) and iBookstore. All profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity.

Yes, you can make a legal agreement David Searl but you want to give it You and the Law careful study first. First in Spain there is the general principle that communities cannot be seen to make money. However, there are various possibilities. You can make an agreement with the two owners to pay a yearly fee for the use of the sewer and road, for example. This payment will be subject to Spanish tax because it is the community renting out an asset. We see this sort of agreement when an apartment building rents out its roof for a telephone aerial. Or you could make a legal agreement with the two owners for them to pay a certain percentage of any work on the road or sewers.

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

A warm Danish welcome

Marisa Moreno is the Danish Consul on the Costa del Sol. As an international lawyer, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience on many matters which affect expats of all nationalities. She will bring this experience to you in her monthly column, but first she wants to introduce you to Peter and a taste of Danish Christmas…. CHRISTMAS is almost upon us and I would like to take the opportunity to share with you one of my favourite Danish traditions. I am going to introduce you to my good friend ‘Peter’ who will be the subject of my articles over the coming weeks on social, cultura l a n d l e g a l m atte rs w h ic h concern all foreign community res i d e n t s i n g e n e r al, a n d th e Danish in particular. So Peter, who is very organised in his life, has this year offered to do traditional activities with h i s g r a n d c h i l d re n to g et ready for the arrival of Christmas. Peter is 50 years old and is Danish by birth, although he has


DECOR: Sharing family traditions.

been living in Spain since he was 1 0 y ea rs o ld w he n he move d with his family, parents and siblings, from his native Roskilde to our Costa del Sol. Peter has two grandchildren from his two daughters of his previous marriage and he wants to p rep are a spe c ia l D a nis h Christmas for them this year, because he wants his grandchildren to know and enjoy the traditions of their own country. Many Danish traditions have common roots with several other

northern European countries, so many readers will recognise the similarities in their own traditions. Christmas in Denmark begins with the preparation of the Advent crown, a Christmas decoration which each family makes, so Peter will take his two grandchildren to the field and pick up pine tw igs a nd pine c one s , to s urround and shelter four white or red candles. They will also look for small wild red fruits and they will dec-

orate it with some red ribbons. Then they will have to wait for each of the Sundays which precedes Christmas Eve for their grandchildren to light one of the four candles, one for each Sunday until the four candles are lit, then it will mean that Christmas has arrived. Also, Peter wants his grandchildren to have an authentic ‘Christmas calendar ’ this year. To d o t h i s , P e t e r w i l l h a v e t o prepare 24 small gifts (one for each day of December before

Christmas). It’s going to be a big job because there are two Christmas calendars, one for each grandchild, but it’s worth the effort. Peter could use chocolate figures in the advent calendar. They are easy to buy in the shops, but he wants his grandchildren to experience a different calendar this year along with the illusion of surprise which each gift gives. Pet er has t o gi ve i t som e thought because children today ar e not as exci t ed as when he was a child himself. So his two grandchildren, Alicia, four, and Adam, six, will be given gifts of small cars, animal figures, coloured pencils with glitter, plasticine, etc. The idea is that the grandchildren can share their gifts as he himself did with his brothers when he was little. I am sure that Peter’s grandchildren are privil eged t o be abl e t o enj oy t he preservation of this beautiful Danish tradition but I am even more sure it will be Peter who will enjoy ‘Christmas calendar’ this year the most.

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A good servant or poor master? Prince was wrong; the internet is definitely not over, says Terence Kennedy

TECH FOR THE TIMID A HILARIOUS scene in ‘The IT Crowd’ had naive tech novice Katherine Parkinson given a precious box to hold. It ostensibly contained the Internet. All of it. The World Wide Web, the Interweb, the Intertubes, call it what you will. Barely three decades old, it now connects almost half of the world’s population, with five exabytes coursing through it daily. No I don’t know what that means either, but apparently it’s equivalent to 40,000 movies per second. Slightly too large to fit in Ms Parkinson’s box. From cat videos to connected kettles, from ordering pizza to analysing the Kardashian rear, the internet has become an essential part of our everyday lives. How on earth did we ever manage without it? Few of us have any conception of what holds it together. Try 300 un-

INTERNET: Around 85 per cent of people in Spain are online. dersea cables for a start. Experts estimate it will use 20 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2025 and release 5 per cent of our emissions. America’s data centres alone will need the equivalent of 10 nuclear power stations. Back in the mid-90’s we were impressively tech-savvy if we searched on AltaVista, which put the world at our fingertips through 13 million queries a day at its peak. Today’s

Google does 3.5 trillion. But fully half the world’s web traffic goes to just 0.1 per cent of today’s two billion websites. And miaouw for the news: astonishingly there are well over seven billion pictures of cats on the web, with two million videos on YouTube alone. Grumpy Cat and its ubiquitous videos earned its owners more than € 100 million. That’s a lot of Whiskas.

Of course the web has a dark side. Some estimates say up to 95 per cent of it is unindexed and thus invisible to standard browsers. Although this ‘dark web’ can have its good sides (not least in preserving the anonymity of journalists, activists and whistle-blowers), much of it is driven by criminal activity. While China leads in adding new users with more than 800 million people connected, Chinese surfers are actually far less fortunate than the rest of us. Imagine a world without Google, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and that’s China, infamous for its so-called ‘Great Firewall of China’ manned by a mindboggling 50,000 internet censors. Around 85 per cent of Spain’s people are online, but that’s still well behind global leaders like Iceland (98 per cent) and those other lucky Nordics. So all in all, if ever you’re privileged enough to be allowed to hold the entire internet in its box, be very aware of your awesome responsibility. Respect, bro.


For better or worse CAT videos apart, the internet undoubtedly spreads real knowledge and understanding around the world. But it’s also responsible for many of our modern problems, from the rabbitholes of time wasted on social media to the sheer destructiveness of online bullying and trolling. In the western world we spend an estimated 24 hours a week online, and many of us have little to show for it. Our sleep is disrupted, our attention-spans fragmented, our credit cards reeling. But observers say we are finally gaining more control over both our online identities and our habits as the dangers become all too apparent. That eminent 21st-century philosopher Lady Gaga said famously that ‘The internet is a toilet’. But we can at least flush it to let clean water in.

Falling at the last fence Cassandra Nash A weekly look - and not entirely impartial reaction to the Spanish political scene

GIBRALTAR residents, according to the Daily Mail, ‘mocked’ Pedro Sanchez’s claim of victory over Spain’s recent Brexit spat as ‘fake news.’ To a certain extent it was a victory because Spain’s ‘prior agreement’ will be needed on matters concerning Gibraltar, although this was confirmation of the existing agreement rather than a concession. And it was a foregone conclusion that poor Teresa May would say yes to practically anything that Sanchez wanted, to avoid falling at the last fence in the EU obstacle course. Especially when she knew that the Grand National was waiting for her back home.

Cold comfort for old cure DANI MATEO is described as a humourist although anyone who watches Gran

Choice of friends JUAN CARLOS I, who abdicated in favour of his son Felipe more than two years ago, was photographed hobnobbing with Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Juan Carlos has always been on good terms with the Saudis and has supposedly helped Spain to pull off some very juicy arms and civil engineering contracts.

Wyoming’s programme El Intermedio can see that he’s a satirist. He’s in big trouble because of a sketch where he allegedly insults the Spanish flag in a mock homage to Frenadol, Spain’s goto cure for a cold and is now being prosecuted for hate crime. Reverently intoning its contents he finishes with an almighty sneeze and wipes his nose on the nearest thing to hand, a Spanish flag, before realising in mock horror what

Credit: Twitter/Saudi Foreign Ministry

HOBNOBBING: Former king with Saudi Crown Prince. The Crown Prince is in hot water right now, but presumably the Rey Emeritus isn’t fussy about socialising with someone with no qualms about disposing of the journalists who diss him.

he’s just done. Hastily gabbling Sana sanita he then kisses it better as a Spanish mother does when a toddler hurts itself. It wasn’t Mateo’s best sketch and he knew what to expect, but the nose-wiping has been taken out of context. Called before a Madrid judge, he refused to declare but said before entering that he found it worrying that a ‘clown was being taken to court for doing his job.’

The Spanish nationalists are beside themselves with wounded patriotism, but the manufacturers Frenadol, who should also be outraged, haven’t complained about the implication that it doesn’t work.

Not so simple arithmetic HACIENDA did its sums and Spain’s tax authority found that the unauthorised Catalan referendum of October 1 last year cost €197,000, a long way off the €3 million that the previous government maintained. Strictly speaking, €615,717 was ‘compromised’ but in the way of governments worldwide, most of that was not paid. Misappropriation of public funds is the charge that will get the remanded members of Cataluña’s previous government convicted, rather than rebellion. Ironically, it is below €250,000 and means they face lowish sentences. Makes you wonder if it was all worth it when weighed up against the cost of paying the board-and-lodging in chokey of Oriol Junqueras & Co for more than a year.


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Oh! Beautiful Benidorm OH what a year it has been! We started it in Palm Beach, Florida and finished it in Benidorm! Having seen how the other half lives, we thought of seeing the remaining half! Benidorm gained its reputation from an English TV series, as a cheap and cheerful Spanish resort where the Brits, beer louts and all sorts go for all-inclusive sunshine holidays in Europe.  But earlier this year, we saw a TV documentary by Alex Polizzi featuring Benidorm based on a personal visit and I was truly captivated and intrigued by it as she named it Spectacular Spain!  To celebrate our joint birthdays this time around I suggested to Clive that we go for a ‘tongue in cheek’ celebration and head to Benidorm to see it for ourselves. Reluctant to agree at first, he eventually succumbed, ready to be disappointed or as he says ‘to take it all with a pinch of salt.’ Five hours drive later, we had reached our destination! ...And suddenly, we’re in a different Spain, with skyscrapers stretched along miles of seafront something normally not existing on

Benidorm sometimes gets a bad press, but intrigued by a TV documentary Nena Jacques decided to find out for herself…

BENIDORM: A different Spain.

GREAT TIME: Nena and Clive loved Benidorm. Spanish coastlines. But it does in Benidorm. And surprisingly we discovered the summer-time beer louts were replaced by groups doing Tai Chi and open air Yoga on the beach. There was even a Spanish chorus practis-

ing in one corner of the promenade where even strolling sun-worshippers joined in the enchanting Spanish lyrics. Clive booked us in a hotel for three nights B and B and each day we just happily sat in the Benidorm

Old Town soaking up the glorious sunshine in a lofty square overlooking the whole stretch of Benidorm. No photo can give justice to this magnificent setting.  And for our birthday celebration finale, we went for a Dinner and

Show at the Benidorm Palace where the show could equally be in par with those in Chicago or Las Vegas (sorry no pictures allowed inside the palace and during the show). Truly spectacular and the service was excellent!  I am so glad we visited Benidorm and had a memorable birthday.  Lots of people call Benidorm the Chicago of Spain or Las Vegas of Spain but in my opinion and personal experience, it is ‘almost’ the Miami of Spain.  I agree with Alex Polizzi, indeed it is truly Splendid! And oh!.... everyone speaks English in Benidorm, mostly with British accents. I also strongly suggest not to visit it during the peak of summer.

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Holly Star Bomb City Wonder Wheel A Very Sordid Wedding A Gift for Christmas The Greatest Showman Showstopping musical biopic about legendary 19thcentury circus entrepreneur PT Barnum. Lady Bird Bomb City A Gift for Christmas The Greatest Showman Wonder Wheel Lady Bird Western Top Ten Show, the 2018 Which movies are doing the best business at home and across the pond? Holly Star

9:45am A New Life in Turin 10:00am Football Years 11:00am Play-Off Final Highlights 12:00pm One2eleven 12:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 1:00pm Football's Greatest 1:30pm Football Countdowns 2:00pm EFL Greatest Games 3:00pm Play-Off Final Highlights 4:00pm Football's Greatest 4:30pm Football Countdowns 5:00pm One2eleven 5:15pm One2eleven 5:30pm One2eleven 5:45pm A New Life in Turin 6:00pm Football Years 6:30pm UEFA Nations League Review Show 7:30pm Football Countdowns 8:00pm EFL Matters 8:30pm A New Life in Turin 8:45pm EFL Greatest Games 9:00pm Championship Season Review 10:00pm EFL Matters 10:30pm A New Life in Turin 10:45pm EFL Greatest Games 11:00pm Play-Off Final Highlights 12:00am EFL Matters

9:05am 9:25am 9:40am 9:50am 10:05am 10:15am 12:15pm 1:45pm 2:20pm 4:00pm 5:45pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm


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Whisky Galore! The Night is Young Big Daddy You've Got Mail Downsizing Hitch The Wedding Singer Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 9:00pm You've Got Mail 11:05pm Downsizing 1:25am Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 3:05am Planes, Trains and Automobiles

12:25pm 2:00pm

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Sky Sports News Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7:30am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 10:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 11:00am Live European Tour Golf 4:00pm Sky Sports News 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Sky Sports News at 5 7:00pm Sky Sports News at 6 7:30pm Live Mosconi Cup Pool Day three of the 2018 Mosconi Cup from the Alexandra Palace in London. 12:00am Sky Sports News 1:00am To be Announced 1:30am Live NFL: Jacksonville @ Tennessee

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12:00pm A Matter of Life and Debt 12:45pm Ill Gotten Gains 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm The Doctor Blake Mysteries 4:15pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm The Best Christmas Food Ever 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Not Going Out 10:00pm Have I Got News for You 10:30pm Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2015 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show 12:25am Enterprice

5:20am This is BBC Two 7:30am The Best Christmas Food Ever 8:15am Flog It! 9:00am Dynasties 10:00am BBC News at 9 11:00am Victoria Derbyshire 12:00pm BBC Newsroom Live 1:15pm Politics Live 2:00pm Snooker 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Strictly: It Takes Two 8:00pm Snooker 9:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 10:00pm Made in Great Britain 11:00pm The Mash Report 11:30pm Newsnight 12:05am Snooker 12:55am Roots 2:35am Panorama 3:05am Imagine... 4:30am Doctor Who 5:20am This is BBC Two

4:25am 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 ITV News London 3:00pm Judge Rinder 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Imitation Game 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 11:30pm ITV News 12:00am ITV News London 12:20am The Break-Up 2:10am Jackpot247 4:00am Cold Feet

9:25am Emmerdale 9:55am You've Been Framed! 10:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 11:20am Planet's Got Talent 11:50am I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 1:15pm Emmerdale 2:15pm You've Been Framed! 2:45pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:40pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:50pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Family Guy 10:30pm Family Guy 11:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp 12:35am Family Guy 1:05am American Dad!

4:30am This is BBC Four 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops Janice Long presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 30 October1986. 9:00pm The Live Lounge Show 10:00pm Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942-1984 11:00pm Roxy Music: A Musical History 12:00am Tom Jones's 1950s: The Decade That Made Me 1:00am Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2:00am Top of the Pops 2:30am The Live Lounge Show 3:30am Blackadder Goes Forth 4:00am Blackadder Goes Forth 4:30am Blackadder Goes Forth

3:30am Teleshopping 7:00am Classic Coronation Street 7:25am Classic Coronation Street 7:50am Heartbeat 8:55am The Royal 9:55am Judge Judy 10:25am Judge Judy 10:50am Judge Judy 11:20am Inspector Morse 1:35pm The Royal 2:40pm Heartbeat 3:40pm Classic Coronation Street 4:15pm Classic Coronation Street 4:45pm Inspector Morse 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 10:00pm Midsomer Murders 12:00am A Touch of Frost 2:05am Chicago 4:00am Inspector Morse 5:55am Murder, She Wrote

8:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Frasier 10:05am Frasier 10:35am Frasier 11:05am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00pm The Simpsons 12:30pm The Simpsons 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm A New Life in the Sun 2:05pm My Family Secrets Revealed 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm Unreported World 9:00pm Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast 10:00pm Gogglebox 11:00pm The Last Leg 12:05am Ministry of Justice 1:05am The Purge: Anarchy

4:00am 7:00am 7:50am 8:10am 8:30am 9:25am 10:35am 11:35am 12:40pm 1:40pm 2:45pm 3:50pm 4:50pm 5:55pm 7:00pm 8:05pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:05pm 12:05am 1:05am 1:10am 2:20am 3:15am 3:45am 4:00am

Teleshopping The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Ironside Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Monster Carp Source Code FYI Daily Source Code Falling Down FYI Daily Falling Down The Americans The Protectors ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

7:55am 8:05am 8:15am 8:35am 8:45am 8:55am 9:05am 9:25am 9:40am 9:55am 10:05am 10:15am 12:15pm 1:45pm 2:15pm 4:00pm 5:45pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 1:15am

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Thomas and Friends Fireman Sam Shane the Chef Peppa Pig Peppa Pig Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Paw Patrol Floogals Digby Dragon Shimmer and Shine The Secret Life of Puppies Jeremy Vine Switched for Christmas Neighbours Season's Greetings The Perfect Christmas Village 5 News at 5 Friends Friends Neighbours 5 News Tonight The Gadget Show Britain by Boat Portillo's Hidden History of Britain Run All Night Super Casino

9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 12:15am 12:40am 1:05am 2:10am

Deep Blue Sea The Hurricane Heist Rocky Balboa The Perfect Storm Marvel's Avengers Assemble Mission: Impossible III Die Hard The Bourne Legacy Rambo Marked for Death

5:10am 7:00am 8:50am 10:40am

Robin Hood: Men in Tights Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Hope Floats The Grinch: Special This is the End Father Figures Rough Night The Grinch: Special My Cousin Vinny This is the End Father Figures

Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Identity Thief The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Naked Attraction Tattoo Fixers

Holly Star Lady Bird Holly Star The Greatest Showman 12:40pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure Sci-fi action sequel starring Dylan O'Brien (American Assassin) as the leader of a renegade group battling to save their friends from sinister organisation WCKD. 3:15pm Wonder Wheel 5:15pm A Gift for Christmas 7:00pm The Greatest Showman 9:00pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 11:25pm Lady Bird 1:05am Bomb City 3:00am Western 5:15am A Gift for Christmas


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Sky Sports News Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize Good Morning Sports Fans Good Morning Sports Fans Good Morning Sports Fans Live European Tour Golf Football Centre Football Centre Sky Sports News at 5 Sky Sports News at 6 Football The Debate - Live Premier League Best Goals Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sporting Records Live NBA: Golden State @ Milwaukee

Football's Greatest EFL Greatest Games Football Years Play-Off Final Highlights A New Life in Turin One2eleven SPFL Greatest Games Football's Greatest Football Countdowns A New Life in Turin EFL Greatest Games Play-Off Final Highlights Football's Greatest Football Countdowns One2eleven Football Years Football Countdowns SPFL Matters EFL Matters Football The Debate - Live SPFL Matters EFL Greatest Games Football's Greatest

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7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Live Matt Tebbutt is joined by Yotam Ottolenghi plus special guest Hugh Dennis 12:30pm Classic Mary Berry 1:00pm Football Focus 2:00pm BBC News 2:15pm Snooker 5:30pm Final Score 6:25pm BBC News 6:35pm BBC London News 6:45pm Pointless 7:35pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:10pm Michael Mcintyre's Big Show 10:10pm Casualty 11:00pm BBC News 11:20pm Match of the Day 12:50am The NFL Show 1:20am Weather for the Week Ahead

8:00am All Over the Place 8:25am Wild and Weird 2 8:40am Show Me What You're Made of 9:10am All Over the Workplace 9:40am Flushed Away 11:00am Radio Gibbon 12:00pm Homes Under the Hammer 1:00pm A Cook Abroad 2:00pm Call Me Madam 3:50pm Escape to the Country 4:35pm Flog It! 5:30pm Snooker 6:00pm Football: Women's World Cup Draw 2018 7:00pm Dad's Army 7:30pm Richard Osman's House of Games 8:00pm Snooker 11:00pm Performance Live: Love 12:00am Snowfall 12:40am Gambit 2:00am Hunky Dory 3:45am Louis Theroux's Altered States: Choosing Death

8:00pm Wild Tales From the Village 9:00pm Tap America: How a Nation Found It's Feet 10:00pm The Sinner 10:40pm The Sinner 11:20pm Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942 - 1984 12:20am Top of the Pops Gary Davies and Peter Powell present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 22 May 1986. 12:55am Guitar Heroes 1:55am Wild Tales From the Village 2:55am Mcmafia 3:50am Mcmafia

8:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:05am Frasier 10:05am The Big Bang Theory 10:35am The Big Bang Theory 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am Heineken Champions Cup Rugby 12:30pm The Simpsons 1:00pm The Simpsons 1:30pm Heineken Champions Cup Rugby 4:10pm The Simpsons 4:40pm The Simpsons 5:15pm The Simpsons 5:40pm Arthur Christmas 7:35pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Britain's Most Historic Towns 9:00pm Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Ship 10:00pm Allied 12:25am The Impossible 2:30am Ministry of Justice 3:25am Hollyoaks Omnibus 5:40am Big House, Little House

8:45am Peppa Pig 8:55am Peppa Pig 9:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:15am Paw Patrol 9:35am Nella the Princess Knight 9:50am Shimmer and Shine 10:00am Pirata and Capitano 10:20am Rusty Rivets 10:35am Paw Patrol 10:55am Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:05am Rooftop Christmas Tree 12:50pm The Christmas Train 2:55pm Enchanted Christmas 4:40pm Rock and Roll Christmas 6:30pm Home for Christmas Day 8:10pm 5 News Weekend 8:15pm Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights 9:10pm Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas 10:10pm Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas 11:10pm My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 1:00am Super Casino

5:45am Mike and Molly 6:05am Mike and Molly 7:00am Christmas Land unclassified. 8:35am Baby Daddy 9:00am Baby Daddy 9:30am Baby Daddy 10:00am Couples Come Dine with Me 11:00am Made in Chelsea 12:00pm Thunderbirds 1:50pm Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts 2:00pm The Goldbergs 2:30pm The Goldbergs 3:00pm The Goldbergs 3:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6:00pm Young Sheldon 6:30pm The Big Bang Theory 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:30pm The Big Bang Theory 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm The World's End 12:10am Gogglebox

Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Rugby Gold Remember some classic matches from rugby's autumn internationals. 9:05am Live Rugby 7s: Cape Town 12:15pm My Icon 12:30pm Football Bournemouth host Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League. 4:15pm Info not available 6:15pm Football Reading take on Sheffield United at the Madejski Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship. 12:00am Live NBA: Houston @ Dallas 2:30am Sporting Records 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News

8:35am The Tom and Jerry Show 8:50am The Powerpuff Girls 9:10am Toonmarty 9:30am Robozuna 10:05am Mighty Magiswords 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Saturday Morning with James Martin 12:40pm The X Factor 2:10pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:20pm Apollo 13 5:00pm You've Been Framed! 5:30pm Tipping Point 6:30pm ITV Evening News 6:40pm ITV News London 6:55pm Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 9:10pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 10:10pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 11:10pm The Jonathan Ross Show 12:15am ITV News 12:30am Jaws 2 2:30am Jackpot247 4:00am Paul O'grady: For the Love of Dogs

3:20am Teleshopping 6:50am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7:25am Emmerdale Omnibus 9:55am Coronation Street Omnibus 12:50pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2:20pm Catchphrase 3:20pm Jack Frost 4:20pm FYI Daily 4:25pm Jack Frost 5:25pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 6:55pm Yes Man 7:55pm FYI Daily 8:00pm Yes Man 9:00pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 10:05pm FYI Daily 10:10pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 11:10pm I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp 12:15am Family Guy 12:40am Family Guy 1:15am Family Guy 1:40am Family Guy

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4:00am 7:00am 7:15am 7:40am 8:35am 9:30am 10:30am

9:25am The Amazing SpiderMan 2 11:50am Spider-Man 2:00pm Spider-Man 2 4:15pm Spider-Man 3 6:40pm The Amazing SpiderMan 9:00pm The Amazing SpiderMan 2 11:25pm Spider-Man: Homecoming 1:45am Spider-Man

5:15am A Gift for Christmas 7:00am Wonder Wheel Woody Allen's 1950s-set drama stars Kate Winslet as a former actress whose life is upturned by the appearance of her husband's estranged daughter. 9:00am The Greatest Showman 11:00am A Yeti Adventure 12:40pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 3:15pm A Gift for Christmas 5:00pm Black Panther: Special 5:30pm Lady Bird 7:20pm A Yeti Adventure 9:00pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 11:25pm The Greatest Showman 1:20am A Very Sordid Wedding 3:20am Bomb City 5:15am Holly Star

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Murder, She Wrote ITV3 Nightscreen Judge Judy Judge Judy Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot Bertie and Elizabeth Enchanting featurelength portrayal of the life of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Santa Claus Classic family Christmas adventure starring Dudley Moore, 1985 Agatha Christie's Poirot Agatha Christie's Poirot Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders On the Buses On the Buses ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

11:35am 11:50am 12:20pm 12:45pm 1:10pm 1:40pm 2:15pm 5:00pm 5:25pm 5:50pm 6:50pm 6:55pm 7:55pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:05pm 12:05am 1:05am 1:10am 2:25am 3:20am

Teleshopping World of Sport The Protectors The Professionals The Professionals Motorsport UK ITV Racing: The Opening Show World of Sport Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars ITV Racing: Live from Sandown Pawn Stars Pawn Stars The Train Robbers FYI Daily The Train Robbers Hornblower First Blood FYI Daily First Blood Training Day FYI Daily Training Day The Americans The Protectors

9:55am Click 11:50am Sweet Home Alabama 1:50pm Game Night 3:40pm Role Models 5:30pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 7:15pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 9:00pm Game Night 10:45pm Role Models 12:35am Fist Fight 2:15am The Little Hours 4:00am Wilson

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Football's Greatest EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games Football Soccer A.M. SPFL Matters Gillette Soccer Saturday Info not available EFL Greatest Games Football EFL Goals: Championship UEFA Nations League Review Show EFL Goals: Championship A New Life in Turin EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Goals: Championship One2eleven One2eleven SPFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games

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6 - 12 December 2018

BBC News Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show Sunday Politics My Faith and Me: Jj Chalmers Bargain Hunt BBC News Songs of Praise Escape to the Country Shrek the Third Dynasties BBC News BBC London News Countryfile Doctor Who Strictly Come Dancing Dynasties Care BBC News BBC London News Match of the Day 2 The Women's Football Show The Apprentice The Apprentice: You're Fired!

10:30am The Martin Lewis Money Show 10:55am Gino's Italian Coastal Escape 11:25am Doc Martin 12:25pm Midsomer Murders 2:20pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:30pm Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury 3:00pm Paul O'grady: For the Love of Dogs 3:30pm The Chase 4:30pm Tenable 5:30pm How to Spend it Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield 6:30pm Tipping Point 7:30pm ITV Evening News 7:45pm ITV News London 8:00pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 9:00pm I'm a Celebrity Catchphrase Special 10:00pm I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Final 11:35pm ITV News 11:55pm Les Dawson Forever 1:40am Football Genius

7:15am School for Scoundrels 8:45am Greatest Gardens 9:15am The Instant Gardener 10:00am Countryfile 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Best of British 1:30pm Food and Drink 2:00pm Snooker 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Britain's Biggest Warship 8:00pm Snooker 12:00am The Mash Report 12:30am I'll Get This 1:00am Athletics 2:00am Stacey Dooley Investigates 3:00am Question Time 4:00am Holby City A much-loved face from the past forces a guilty Serena to think about her future. 5:00am This is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two.

8:00pm A History of Christianity 9:00pm Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history. 10:00pm Daredevils and Divas: A Night at the Circus 11:00pm The Sky at Night A look at the world of astronomy. 11:30pm Horizon Series exploring topical scientific issues. 12:30am The Farthest: Voyager's Interstellar Journey 2:00am Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history. 3:00am Mcmafia

7:20am King of Queens 7:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm The Simpsons 2:00pm The Simpsons 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm Stuart Little 2 5:05pm Father Christmas 5:35pm The Snowman 6:05pm The Snowman and the Snowdog 6:35pm Home Alone 8:35pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Escape to the Chateau 10:00pm A Very British Country House 11:00pm Tin Star 11:55pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 1:00am The Angels' Share 2:45am The Last Leg

7:35am Emmerdale Omnibus 10:10am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:10pm I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2:15pm You've Been Framed! 2:50pm Shrek the Halls 3:20pm Spy Kids 3: Game Over 4:20pm FYI Daily 4:25pm Spy Kids 3: Game Over 5:05pm How the Grinch Stole Christmas 6:05pm FYI Daily 6:10pm How the Grinch Stole Christmas 7:10pm Despicable Me 8:10pm FYI Daily 8:15pm Despicable Me 9:00pm The Mask 10:00pm FYI Daily 10:05pm The Mask 11:05pm Family Guy 11:35pm I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp 12:40am Family Guy 1:10am Family Guy 1:35am Family Guy 2:05am American Dad!

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Murder, She Wrote Heartbeat Heartbeat Goodbye Mr Chips Columbo: Forgotten Lady Agatha Christie's Poirot Agatha Christie's Poirot Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders Endeavour Crime drama series about the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse. Vera Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure Agatha Christie's Poirot Lucan Road to Avonlea Road to Avonlea Judge Judy Murder, She Wrote

The Professionals The Professionals The Sweeney The Sweeney The Sweeney Minder Minder The War Wagon FYI Daily The War Wagon The Train Robbers FYI Daily The Train Robbers Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Made in Britain Hornblower Executive Decision FYI Daily Executive Decision The Usual Suspects FYI Daily The Usual Suspects Minder ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Thomas and Friends Bob the Builder Digby Dragon Peppa Pig Peppa Pig Peppa Pig Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Paw Patrol Nella the Princess Knight Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends 101 Dalmatians Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?! Call Me Claus Warship: Life at Sea 5 News Weekend Edge of Tomorrow Timecop Super Casino

7:00am Hollyoaks Omnibus 9:25am Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts 9:40am Baby's Day Out 11:30am Made in Chelsea 12:35pm Don't Tell the Bride 1:35pm The Goldbergs 2:00pm The Goldbergs 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm The Big Bang Theory 3:30pm The Big Bang Theory 4:00pm The Big Bang Theory 4:30pm The Big Bang Theory 5:00pm The Big Bang Theory 5:30pm The Big Bang Theory 6:00pm The Big Bang Theory 6:30pm Young Sheldon 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm Oblivion 10:00pm Colombiana 12:05am The Big Bang Theory 12:35am The Big Bang Theory 1:05am The Inbetweeners 1:35am The Inbetweeners 2:05am Tattoo Fixers 3:10am Rude Tube 4:05am Rude(Ish) Tube 4:30am Hollyoaks Omnibus

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Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming 4:10pm The Amazing SpiderMan 6:30pm The Amazing SpiderMan 2 9:00pm Spider-Man: Homecoming

7:00am A Gift for Christmas 8:45am Black Panther: Special 9:15am A Yeti Adventure 10:55am The Greatest Showman 12:55pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 3:30pm In Darkness 5:25pm A Yeti Adventure 7:00pm The Greatest Showman Showstopping musical biopic about legendary 19thcentury circus entrepreneur PT Barnum. 9:00pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 11:25pm In Darkness 1:15am Lady Bird 2:55am Bomb City 4:50am Top Ten Show, the 2018 5:10am Holly Star

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Richard Shanley THE BBC has released its full Christmas TV schedule - including a six-part adaptation of Les Miserables and the return of Idris Elba in Luther. Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, a new interpretation of Richard Adams’ Watership Down and Andrea Levy’s The Long Song are also lined up. And old favourites such as Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call the Midwife and Strictly Come Dancing return to our screens. Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain will both present their own cookery shows. Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, said: “We’ve got a wonderful array of stars to keep everyone entertained, with the very best in drama, entertainment, comedy and documentaries over the festive period. As has become tradition, another David Walliams’ book has been adapted for the festive period - this time round, it’s The Midnight Gang.

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Mrs Brown’s Boys and Luther set for a BBC Christmas

MRS BROWN’S BOYS: Will be returning to our screens over the Christmas period. Take That mark their 30th anniversary with a special one-off p ro g ramme fo r B B C O ne a nd younger viewers may be keen to catch the animated version of Ju-

lia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Zog. The stars of Goodness Gracious Me will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary alongs ide c e le brity fa ns of the hit

BBC Two series. Documentaries focus on the likes of comedian Billy Connolly and The Snowman author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. The

festive edition of Doctor Who will be shown on New Year ’s Day on BBC One instead of Christmas Day for the first time since the drama’s return in 2005. Watership Down, about a warren of intrepid rabbits, features an original song from Sam Smith and will be split over two feature-length episodes. It boasts a stellar cast including James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton and Olivia Colman. Separately, award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies - the subject of a documentary also shown over the Christmas period - has adapted Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables for the small screen. John Malkovich will return to BBC One playing Poirot in The ABC Murders, with Rupert Grint appearing alongside as Inspector Crome. Ken Dodd will be remembered in How Tickled We Were on BBC Two.

Wishing you a lively long life Marbella Moments by Nicole King GETTING old is a privilege but as we get older simple tasks can become more of a challenge and that’s why having an organisation to take care of our elderly, particularly when no family members are to hand, is imperative. Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara now have our own Age Concern organisation, presided by Tom Burns and supported by a very active and interactive committee who have dedicated much time to get it set up and established. There is already a team of 25 volunteers but more are needed to fully cover our 27km stretch of coastline. Our community becoming aware that we have this facility and passing the information on is equally as important as the association itself as often those most in need of assistance don’t realise that they need it or that help is available. Tom and Lynda Woodin, one of Age Concern Marbella’s fundraising and awareness volunteers came to Mi Marbella Radio last week and explained that they have just disbanded their ini-

tial affiliation with Age Concern España and have joined forces with Age Concern UK with the added benefit of having access to all the training materials, videos and back up already offered by this long established branch. Obviously this is a big plus as all their material is in English, the main language of communication within our international community, enabling them to do an even better job. Raising funds is also very important to keep things going. To this end there are several events already programmed. Coming up on December 13 is the Christmas lunch to be held at Posidonia Banus. The tickets are just 25€ and includes a three-course meal, a choir and other entertainment. Tickets available so please do join us. Also the owner of Links restaurant bar has planned a sponsored hike up the Concha mountain in February 2019 to help raise awareness and much needed funds, again please support this incentive. Tom has also booked a gala event for October 4, 2019 at the

Melia Don Pepe, hoping for at least 150 locals to attend and support the cause. This is very much a #BetterTogether charity, where all of us can do our little bit to help and indeed all of us should, as we hopefully all aspire to reach old age and it’s comforting to know that we won’t be facing this alone. Just having someone to talk to when hospitalised or when you can’t get out and about much can make all the difference to our health. With this in mind Age Concern also hold monthly coffee mornings the last Thursday of each month at the Padel and Tennis Club, Nueva Alcantara, where everyone is welcome. Again, the important thing is that regardless of our age we pass this information on to everyone we know so that those in need know there is support out there so that we may all enjoy a healthy, happy and lively long life!

VOLUNTEER: Lynda Woodin, Age Concern volunteer on Marbella Now TV with Nicole.

Age Concern Helpline 689 355 198 @marbellanow Hug and happiness, Nicole

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12:00pm Britain's Secret Charity Cheats 12:45pm A1: Britain's Longest Road 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm The Doctor Blake Mysteries 4:10pm Escape to the Country 4:40pm The Best Christmas Food Ever 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm River Walks 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm Nadiya's Asian Odyssey 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:30pm BBC London News 11:45pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You 12:30am The Graham Norton Show 1:15am Ambulance

9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:55pm ITV News London 3:00pm Judge Rinder 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Martin Lewis Money Show 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Years in Public and in Private 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm ITV News London 11:50pm Killer Women with Piers Morgan 12:50am Judge Rinder's Crime Stories 1:15am Jackpot247

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BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Athletics Coast Railways: The Making of a Nation Who Do You Think You Are? Gordon Buchanan: Elephant Family and Me Eggheads Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Richard Osman's House of Games Strictly: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Only Connect University Challenge Babies: Their Wonderful World People Just Do Nothing Newsnight Inside the Foreign Office The Apprentice

9:55am Coronation Street 10:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 11:20am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 11:45am I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Final 1:15pm Emmerdale 1:45pm Coronation Street 2:45pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:40pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:45pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:50pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 7:00pm I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Final 8:35pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Family Guy 10:30pm American Dad! 11:00pm American Dad! 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm Christmas University Challenge 2017 9:00pm Hidden Wales with Will Millard Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history. 10:00pm Treasures of Ancient Rome 11:00pm A Very English Scandal 11:55pm A Very English Scandal 12:55am Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden 1:55am Mcmafia 2:50am Mcmafia 3:50am Hidden Wales with Will Millard

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Murder, She Wrote ITV3 Nightscreen Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Heartbeat The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy Inspector Morse The Royal Heartbeat Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Inspector Morse Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie's Poirot Liar A Touch of Frost Liverpool 1 ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Frasier 10:40am Frasier 11:05am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00pm The Simpsons 12:30pm The Simpsons 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm A New Life in the Sun 2:05pm My Family Secrets Revealed 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm The Political Slot 9:00pm Liam Bakes 9:30pm Food Unwrapped 10:00pm 24 Hours in A&E 11:00pm First Dates 12:05am Emergency Helicopter Medics 1:10am Ramsay's Hotel Hell 2:00am Obsessive Compulsive Country House Cleaners

8:45am Peppa Pig 8:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:05am Paw Patrol 9:25am Floogals 9:40am Digby Dragon 9:55am Shimmer and Shine 10:05am The Secret Life of Puppies 10:15am Jeremy Vine 12:15pm Mr Christmas 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm My Christmas Love 4:00pm Christmas Catch 5:45pm 5 News at 5 6:00pm Friends 6:30pm Friends 7:00pm Neighbours 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Gallagher Premiership Rugby Highlights 9:00pm Police Interceptors 10:00pm Warship: Life at Sea 11:00pm The Sex Business 12:00am The Internship 2:15am Super Casino 4:10am Secrets of Great British Castles 5:00am Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink

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Teleshopping The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Ironside Pawn Stars Pawn Stars The Chase: Celebrity Special Rambo: First Blood Part II FYI Daily Rambo: First Blood Part II American History X FYI Daily American History X The Protectors Motorsport UK ITV4 Nightscreen

Justice League Dark Battleship Legion Sucker Punch The Last Samurai King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7:00pm The Mummy 9:00pm The Terminator 11:00pm T2: Judgement Day 1:35am Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 3:30am Terminator Salvation

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Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory Made in Chelsea The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Naked Attraction Gogglebox

Holly Star A Yeti Adventure The Grinch: Special The Greatest Showman Showstopping musical biopic about legendary 19th-century circus entrepreneur PT Barnum. 11:00am Katie Says Goodbye 12:45pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 3:20pm In Darkness 5:20pm A Yeti Adventure 7:00pm The Greatest Showman Showstopping musical biopic about legendary 19th-century circus entrepreneur PT Barnum. 9:00pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 11:30pm Katie Says Goodbye 1:10am In Darkness 3:10am Wonder Wheel 5:10am Holly Star


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Football's Greatest EFL Greatest Games Football Years Play-Off Final Highlights One2eleven SPFL Greatest Games Football's Greatest Football Countdowns EFL Greatest Games Play-Off Final Highlights Football's Greatest Football Countdowns One2eleven One2eleven Football Years Football Countdowns Soccer Am Best Bits Football Countdowns Info not available EFL Goals: Championship Soccer Am Best Bits Play-Off Final Highlights Info not available SPFL Greatest Games Soccer Am Best Bits EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games

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Breakfast Defenders Homes Under the Britain's Secret A1: Britain's Longest Road Bargain BBC News at One BBC London Doctors The Doctor Blake Escape to the Country The Best Christmas Flog It!This edition Pointless BBC News at Six BBC London The One Show EastEnders Holby City Mrs Wilson BBC News at Ten BBC London The Apprentice Stacey Dooley in the USA Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

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 ITV News London 3:00pm Judge RinderJudge 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Northampton plays host to David and his dealers. 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase Four more contestants face The Chaser. 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm The Royal Variety Performance 2018 11:05pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm ITV News London 11:50pm Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow 12:20am Lethal Weapon 1:15am Jackpot

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The Best Christmas Flog It! MasterChef: The BBC News at Victoria BBC Newsroom Politics Live Think TankBill Reel History of Britain Railways: The Making of a Nation Who Do You Think You Are? Gordon Buchanan: Elephant Family and Me Eggheads Put Your Money Richard Osman's House of Games Strictly: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip MasterChef: The Professionals School I'll Get This Newsnight NFL A Hotel for the Super Rich and Famous

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm Christmas University Challenge 2017 9:00pm The Story of Wales Huw Edwards concludes an indepth history of Wales. Huw Edwards concludes an indepth history of Wales. Wales changes rapidly from the 1940s onwards, as Aneurin Bevan battles to set up Britain's most cherished institution, the NHS. 10:00pm Rise of the Clans 11:00pm A Very English Scandal 12:00am The Jeremy Thorpe Scandal 1:00am The Men Who Built the Liners 2:00am Mcmafia 3:00am Mcmafia 4:00am Rise of the Clans

You've Been Framed Gold at Christmas Ninja Warrior UK Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show Planet's Got Talent Planet's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed Gold at Christmas Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men The Holiday FYI Daily The Holiday Family Guy

7:00am Classic Coronation Street 7:25am Classic Coronation Street 7:55am Heartbeat 8:55am The Royal 9:55am Judge Judy 10:25am Judge Judy 10:50am Judge Judy 11:20am Inspector Morse 1:35pm The Royal 2:40pm Heartbeat 3:40pm Classic Coronation Street 4:15pm Classic Coronation Street 4:45pm Inspector 7:00pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Murder, She Wrote 9:00pm Agatha Christie's Marple 11:00pm Liar 12:00am A Touch of Frost Frost investigates when a couple returning home from holiday find the body of a stranger 2:05am Liverpool 1

7:30am 3rd Rock from the Sun 7:55am 3rd Rock from the Sun 8:20am 3rd Rock from the 8:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Frasier 11:10am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:05pm The Simpsons 12:30pm The Simpsons 1:00pm Channel 4 1:05pm A New Life in the 2:05pm My Family Secrets Revealed 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Kirstie's Handmade 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 8:55pm The Political 9:00pm Celebrity Lego Masters at Christmas 10:00pm 999: What's Your Emergency? 11:00pm Gogglebox 12:05am First Dates 1:10am Paul Heaton: From Hull to Heatongrad

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Fireman Sam Shane the Chef Peppa Pig Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Paw Patrol Floogals Digby Dragon Shimmer and Shine The Secret Life of Puppies Jeremy Vine Murder, She Baked: A Christmas Pudding Mystery Neighbours Christmas in Homestead Christmas by the Book 5 News at 5 Friends Neighbours 5 News Tonight Ultimate Strongman Team Challenge 2018 Our Yorkshire Farm Secrets of Ss Great Britain The Sex OAPs Behaving Badly

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Babylon A.D. Braven Collateral Red Sonja Marvel's Avengers Assemble 6:15pm Gone in 60 8:15pm Avatar 11:00pm Transformers: The Last Knight 1:40am Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Hollyoaks Mike and Molly Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang The Big Bang Tattoo Fixers Tattoo Fixers at Christmas 12:05am The Big Bang Theory 12:35am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am Naked

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A Gift for Christmas A Yeti AdventureTo In Darkness We Wish You a Marry Christmas Maze Runner: The Death Cure Katie Says Goodbye A Yeti Adventure We Wish You a Marry Christmas Maze Runner: The Death Cure Sci-fi action In Darkness Blind pianist Natalie Dormer (who also co-writes) is drawn into a brutal criminal underworld Katie Says Goodbye Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) stars as a young woman with plans to fund a new life Bomb City Long-simmering tensions between misunderstood punk rockers and footballplaying jocks A Gift for Christmas

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ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News ITV News London Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Paul O'grady: For the Love of Dogs Coronation Street I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Coming Out ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Peston The Jonathan Ross Show

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BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Think Tank Reel History of Britain Railways: The Making of a Nation Who Do You Think You Are? The Polar Bear Family and Me Eggheads Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Richard Osman's House of Games Strictly: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip MasterChef: The Professionals Death and Nightingales The Apprentice: You're Fired! Newsnight Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess School

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You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Planet's Got Talent Planet's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent Emmerdale You've Been Framed! Special The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Love Actually FYI Daily Love Actually Family Guy Family Guy

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Beyond 100 Days Christmas University Challenge 2017 Vikings A warrior and farmer who dreams of riches begins working on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. Digging for Britain 2018 Vic and Bobs Big Night Out Inside No 9 A second season of dark comedies by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution St Petersburg: An Art Lovers' Guide Collateral Collateral Digging for Britain 2018

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* There are 22 countries in the world that do not have an army, the large majority comprising tiny island states or enclaves. Incidentally, this doesn’t include the Vatican City, which has the Gendarmerie Corps.

* The seven largest countries in the world (Russia, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Brazil and Argentina) take half of the planet’s territory. * The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is the longest mountain chain on Earth, at 40,000 km.

* Despite the beautiful game’s popularity in Greenland, the country can’t join FIFA because the extreme weather conditions mean grass cannot grow there. In 2006, they were allowed to participate in two World Cup qualifying games. They lost both.

* Fiji is the only country other than India with Hindi as an official language. Native Fijians make up 54 per cent of the population after Indian


average rate of 10cm a year, 10 times faster than Venice. This is because it was built on a soft lake bed with subterranean water reserves pumped out.

labourers were brought to Fiji to work on the sugarcane crops under British rule.

* Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres, straddling the Equator and extending into the eastern and western hemispheres. Kiribati was also the first country to see the dawn of the third millennium on January 1, 2000.

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WELL POLISHED: Elvis had a secret that he went to great lengths to disguise.

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Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”


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Don’t chance your plans being disrupted by ill health. Get any problems sorted out now even if you think they are ‘nothing’. When you are feeling good it is easy to take that for granted. PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Bring more zip to your life by putting the spotlight on your health. Getting out and about lifts the spirits, while perking up the diet with new foods brightens the system. As energy levels come up this week, be aware of what is happening around you.

The chance to travel seems exciting but can be made even more so by including a few people who are on your wavelength. So busy have you been on the more mundane aspects of life that the ‘big picture’ may have faded into the background. CANCER (June 22 - July 23)



There are moments of boundless energy which really urge you to ‘get up and go’. Make use of this at work, where most progress is to be made this week. Be you a politician, pensioner or anyone in between, the opportunities are there to be had.

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Elvis Presley is known for many things; his dulcet voice, his sinful and gyrating pelvis, and his jet-black coiffed hair. But one of those things on the list is totally fake, and it’s not his pelvis. In fact, Elvis was actually a natural blonde. In his earlier days the singer, who died in 1977, aged 42, even admitted to colouring his hair with black shoe polish to achieve his signature look.

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Your mind is positively buzzing with ideas. There has been so much progress in your personal life during the past year that it is hard to believe. However, you are capable of being very dynamic and single-minded.


I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself.” Justin Trudeau




Trivia from around the world * Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country in the world with 851 individual languages listed. Of these, 839 are living and 12 are extinct. English is its official language, though only 1-2 per cent of the population actually speak it.


An authority figure may also be seen as a possible romantic attachment. Your talents and charm serve you well when approaching this person.


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Keeping up the activity level physically is really in

your best interests this week. It is a pivotal point where your resolutions in this area could fail. With life very busy, it is still important to retain your priorities. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Does someone in the family need your attention? Don’t begrudge time spent with them, even if you are busy. Consider what you would want others to do if you were in the same position. After all, you love a challenge so see this as a bit of a juggling act. LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) With your enthusiasm socially at a peak, now is the time to get involved with anything that takes your fancy. A project involving music or painting will give you the chance to make new friends. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) This week will see more progress on a health issue. Maybe you have recently given up something or taken to the gym. Recent weeks may have conspired to upset your best efforts. It is never too late to make a fresh start, though, especially right now. Someone who gives your confidence a boost also leads you to believe that anything is possible. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Avoid like the plague people who would dampen your spirit. It may not be deliberate but, if you are near repressed or depressed people, it may rub off. Find positive, active people to be near. If you have not started a form of exercise, then now is as good a time as any. Make it group activity if you want more social contacts. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Romance will find you this week if only you are in the right frame of mind. You may be inclined to refuse festive social gatherings that hold no prospects for you, but don't close the door on anything. The right kind of companions are sometimes found in the strangest places.


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Cryptic Across 7 Friend given card in royal residence (6) 8 A Brie I made from the peninsula (6) 9 Keep making a little dog (4) 10 Example of epic men’s makeup (8) 11 Rowing types, terrible moaners (7) 13 Put off in high-altitude terrain (5) 15 Old Peruvians of a certain caste! (5) 17 Returning paler, she loses heart to fall ill again (7) 20 Accommodation for American coins (8) 21 Where a camper sleeps is in contention (4) 23 Fancy cake outside exotic den (6) 24 Root cause of vehicle decay? (6) Down 1 Loose cloak or carbon copy (4) 2 Sapper's new identity documents? (6) 3 Had plenty of food - but about a quarter had no food! (7) 4 Article I had submitted to editor helped (5)

5 Determine content of crude cider (6) 6 Enjoy Scottish loch portrait (8) 12 Declare Ann put on very little weight (8) 14 Poems about current fashion

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company (7) 16 A Liberal from overseas (6) 18 Possibly faster getting desert (6) 19 Poet has European facial feature (5) 22 Approval after turning on corner (4)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 5 represents C and 12 represents G, so fill in C every time the figure 5 appears and G every time the figure 12 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Pleasant-smelling (8) 8 White heron (5) 9 Concur (5) 10 Inactive (4) 11 Sailplane (6) 13 Medical practitioner (6) 15 Elaborate song for solo voice (4) 18 Desist from (5) 19 Intermission (5) 20 Singer of folk songs (8)

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Across 1 Caliente (no frio) (4) 3 Piruleta (8) 9 Kidneys (7) 10 Limpio (5) 11 Asado (5) 12 Dill (6) 14 Burbujeante (6) 16 Bitter (in taste) (6) 19 To grow (6) 21 Dirt (5) 24 Bendecir (5) 25 Beehive (7) 26 Tan pronto como (2,4,2) 27 Silk (4)

Down 2 Relating to the countryside (5) 3 Movable barrier in a fence or wall (4) 4 Capable of being farmed productively (6) 5 Weary (5) 6 Drunk (10) 7 Publication that appears at fixed intervals (10) 12 Formal and dignified (6) 14 State to be true or existing (5) 16 Established line of travel or access (5) 17 Pimple (4)

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

Down 1 Guardarropa (8) 2 Income (from property) (5) 4 Ostra (6) 5 Milk (5) 6 To catch (7) 7 Fist (4) 8 Useless (person) (6) 13 Slap (8) 15 Barriles (7) 17 Mascullar (6) 18 Paintbrush (decorating) (6) 20 Basket (5) 22 Gansos (5) 23 Work (4)


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


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Coarse 2 Larvae 3 Locate 4 Tallow 5 Rookie 6 Breezy 7 Vestal 8 Tinkle 9 Armful 10 Single 11 Gentry 12 Effort 13 Ginkgo 14 Memoir 15 Floury 16 Shaken 17 Typify 18 Cougar 19 Stroll.



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.


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 E) 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: 19 • Good: 27

• Very good: 39 • Excellent: 50

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

Average: 7 Good: 9 Very good: 14


Excellent: 18

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QUICK Across: 1 Proboscis, 5 Nudge, 7 Sober, 9 Dear, 10 Cannon, 12 Sweden, 13 Fake, 15 Radio, 16 Clean, 18 Regarding.


Down: 1 Pen, 2 Obey, 3 Casual, 4 Strange, 6 Dead end, 8 Bandage, 9 Deserve, 11 Belong, 14 Scar, 17 Nag.





1 Thrush, 4 Bairns, 9 Rangoon, 10 Sonic, 11 Alert, 12 Explore, 13 Clandestine, 18 Lioness, 20 Apple, 22 Snaps, 23 Radiant, 24 Sadden, 25 Serene.

1 Cliffs, 4 Chupar, 9 Realeza, 10 Glove, 11 Ahead, 12 Ternera, 13 Hermanastro, 18 Apostar, 20 Etapa, 22 Tease, 23 Outside, 24 Spokes, 25 Granja.



1 Tarzan, 2 Range, 3 Shorten, 5 Aesop, 6 Run-down, 7 Sacred, 8 Unnecessary, 14 Leopard, 15 Twaddle, 16 Blasts, 17 Gentle, 19 Elsie, 21 Plane.

1 Cargar, 2 Image, 3 Freedom, 5 Hogar, 6 Proveer, 7 Ruedas, 8 Waiting room, 14 Enojado, 15 Sweeter, 16 Mantas, 17 Bañera, 19 These, 21 Avion.

App of the week Calculator Pro While most phones now come with an inbuilt calculator, new app Calculator Pro offers smart phone users exciting new features, including a currency convertor using living data. The app also features a maths calculator, allowing users to take a picture of a problem and get an instant result, as well as a unit conversion facility and BMI calculator.

QUIZ: YOUNG AND OLD 1. By what name is the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales in London more commonly known? 2. In which 1944 Frank Capra film does Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), a writer who has repeatedly denounced marriage as ‘an old fashioned superstition’, fall in love with Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), the minister's daughter who grew up next door to him? 3. In which decade was BBC TV’s iconic, non-chart music programme the Old Grey Whistle Test first broadcast? 4. In which US state is Salt Lake City, where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers first settled in July 1847? 5. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by which Nobel Prize winning, USborn, British poet? 6. Singer-songwriter/actor Will Young first came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of which ITV talent contest?

7. Unchained Melody and The Man from Laramie were both UK number one hit singles in 1955 for which BBC DJ/radio personality? 8. Which anarchic 1980s British sitcom featured the characters Mike, Rick, Vyvyan and Neil? 9. Which Ernest Hemingway short story, first published in 1952, tells the story of Santiago, an ageing Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba? 10. Which worldwide organisation, now based in Geneva, was founded in June 1844 by George Williams in London and aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy ‘body, mind, and spirit’? Not a lot of people know that… the phrase ‘angry young men’ was originally coined by the Royal Court Theatre's press officer in order to promote John Osborne’s 1956 play ‘Look Back in Anger.’


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*Gary Lineker, Ex-footballer; November 30, *Britney Spears, Pop singer; December 2. 36 57 The superstar’s first two albums, Baby One The legendary striker, who played for the More Time and Oops, I Did it Again, both sold English national team from 1984 to 1992, over 20 million copies worldwide. She released another six albums from 2001 to 2013 and became the country’s all-time top scorer in the FIFA World Cup finals after scoring a starred in her film debut Crossroads in 2002. Ozzy Osbourne. remarkable 10 goals. Since retiring, he has *Ozzy Osbourne, Heavy metal singer; forged a successful career as a sports commentator. December 3, 69 *Bette Midler, Singer and actress; December 1, 72 The Black Sabbath frontman became known as the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of Heavy Metal. He Midler has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, earning herself the stage name The Divine Miss M, and married X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne in 1982 and the biggest hit is ‘Wind Beneath My Wings.’ Her films they split in 2016. include Down and Out in Beverley Hills, Get Shorty, *Jeff Bridges, Movie actor; December 4, 68 The actor starred as Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski in the 1998 Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Hocus Pocus.

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

cult classic The Big Lebowski and earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Otis ‘Bad’ Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. *Little Richard, Rock singer; December 5, 85 The ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ hitman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He infused gospel tones with blues music during his performances as a teenager, and performed onstage when he was 14. *Andrew Flintoff, Cricket player; December 6, 40 Retired English all-rounder was named ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2004 and ICC Player of the Year in 2005. He finished his Test career with more than 3,000 runs and 200 wickets taken. He retired from cricket in 2010.

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

1884 - Monument complete One of the world’s most iconic structures, the Washington Monument was completed. 1917 - Halifax explosion The largest man-made explosion in the pre-atomic era takes place when a French munitions ship, the Mont Blanc, collides with another vessel in Halifax, Canada. 1921 - Free state Following five years of Irish struggle for independence from Britain, an Irish Free State is declared. 1936 - Stepping down After less than a year on the throne, Edward VIII becomes the first ever English monarch to voluntarily abdicate. 1941 - Pearl Harbour America joined the Second World War after a surprise attack by the Japanese on the American naval base at Pearl Harbour. 1945 - Bermuda Triangle Five US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers became lost in the Bermuda Triangle during a routine training mission. A search plane dispatched to rescue the men also became lost. 1975 - East Timor Indonesia launches a largescale invasion of the former Portuguese part of the island of Timor, near Australia. 1980 - Shock shooting One of the most famous pop stars in history John Lennon was killed by an obsessed fan in New York City.

This week in history

ESTEPONA FROM the outside, a snowcovered cottage in the Cotswolds looks like an idyllic festive home, but inside waits the body of local writer Leonora Jewell. When Melissa Craig visits the area to enjoy her first winter there, she is asked to complete Jewell’s final book. Staying in her cottage, Craig finds a gruesome discovery overlooked by the police; a metal bar covered in blood. Police refuse to take seriously Craig’s claims this could be linked to the murder and she is left to finish her book. As she goes through Leonora’s notes, though, she begins to wonder whether the writer accidentally laid the way for her own murder. Doing some digging of her own, Melissa uncovers some unsavoury locals who she begins to suspect. But can she solve the case before the killer strikes again? Murder on a Winter Afternoon is the fifth book in the Melissa Craig series by Betty Rowlands.


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SOME of the world’s favourite fictional FBI agents return in series 13 of Criminal Minds. The profilers from the FBI’s Behavioural Analysis Unit work to unearth psychopaths and sociopaths joined by a new addition to the team, former International Response Team member and ex-Delta soldier, Matthew Simmons. Each grim case tests the skills of characters David Rossi, Dr Spencer Reid, Jennifer Jareau, Penelope Garcia, Dr Tara Lewis, Luke Alvez, and Emily Prentiss. The American crime drama was created and produced by Jeff Davis and began in 2005, running successfully for 14 seasons. In its time the show has become a ratings hits for its network CBS.




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V I S I T O U R W E B S I T E W W W. E U R O W E E K LY N E W S . C O M

Your knee isn’t improving?

RESEARCH FOUND: Bacteria on our skin is becoming resistant to antibiotics.

(Not so) friendly bacteria A TYPE of bacteria found naturally on our skin is becoming immune to antibiotics, scientists have warned. Staphylococcus epidermis grows naturally on our skin and is normally harmless, but experts claim the bacteria is mutating to defend itself against antibiotics, leaving us more vulnerable to infection. The bug, which is similar to the hospital superbug MRSA, can make its way into an open wound after surgery, causing infection. Scientists at the University of Bath are now urging doctors to identify patients who may be more vulnerable to infection and work to prevent or quickly treat any issue. Professor Sam Sheppard from Bath’s Milner Centre for Evolution said: “Staphylococcus epidermis is a deadly pathogen in plain sight.” He added: “It’s always been ignored clinically because it has frequently been assumed that it was a contaminant in lab samples, or it was simply accepted as a known risk of surgery.” Professor Sheppard noted: “Post-surgical infections can be incredibly serious and fa-

tal,” adding, “infection accounts for almost a third of deaths in the UK so I believe we should be doing more to reduce risk if we can.” The scientist concluded: “If we can identify who is most at risk of infection, we can target those patients with extra hygiene precautions before they

undergo surgery.” Experts say you can help avoid bacteria travelling into cuts and scratches by washing hands frequently using soap and warm water, keeping the skin clean, not sharing razors, bedding or towels, and keeping any cuts clean and covered.

THE knee is the largest joint in the body. • four bones • more than 20 muscles (each with a tendon!) • four major ligaments as well as many little ones • and at least three layers of cartilage. And as we put more ‘miles on the clock’ it can start to complain. Which makes living the active life you came to Spain for, more uncomfortable. If you’ve been having treatment with no improvement here are my five top reasons why: • It’s not your knee when you spoke to someone about your knee pain they never bothered to check all the joints attached to it - feet, ankles, hips, lower back. Problems

By Estelle Mitchell in these areas can get referred to the knee. The best treatment in the world isn’t going to help if it’s in the wrong place! • No one told you it needs to be STRAIGHT We tend to focus on bending the knee, but if it doesn’t straighten properly it can change how we move our hips and lower back, affect nerve function and muscle strength. • You got an injection corticosteroids are a fabulous short term / emergency pain relief. They are

NOT a treatment. They just hide the pain rather than treat the cause. Long term they can start to damage the tissues inside the joint. • You got an MRI not an assessment - more and more research shows that MRIs don’t actually tell us what is causing pain. All they show is what your joint looks like on in the inside. They don’t tell us how you move, what the other joints are like, when it happens... • You skipped rehab after surgery - so now the other knee hurts because you never got full function back in the first knee. Or your back hurts. Or the same knee still hurts because the other issues weren’t addressed.

For more information and research on how to beat knee pain check out our website, our Facebook page Bodyworks Health Clinic or call us on 952 83 151.

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Being together is a life saver AS Christmas approaches I often think of those in the autumn of their years who for whatever reason, find themselves without friends and family around them. Recently I read that being lonely is as bad for elderly people as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The evidence suggests that people don’t eat as well when they are on their own, which can make them more vulnerable to kidney and heart problems. While people are living longer, society has changed and extended family life is not as common as it used to be. I hope you will help to promote social clubs for pensioners and activities that they can get involved in on the Costa del Sol. Nora Clarkson

Sorry Leapy I WILL indeed withdraw my statement and would like to send my sincere apologies to Leapy Lee. I am sorry I misread his comments when highlighting the Grenfell disaster. The quote was: ‘To hear the moaning and whingeing of the evacuated you would have thought they would have preferred to chance an agonising death than be disturbed at that time of night.’ He was of course referring to a neighbouring tower block that was also evacuated, again very sorry for misreading his comments. Ray Osborne

Barrelling in I WAS shocked to read about Malaga Council’s plan to employ a marksman to cull the city’s parakeets. I do understand that their numbers have grown out of control and that they impact on other birds and wildlife, but this just seems a little inhumane. I personally prefer another method used to eradicate some overpopulated species; increasing numbers of their natural predators. In London, falcons used to be to help keep down the number of pigeons. Some people may disagree with this but I think it is better to let nature take its course rather than having gunmen wandering through the streets. Mrs A Ford

Good guide

BEAUTIFUL: Calle Larios, Malaga, Xmas 2017. I JUST wanted to say thank you for your guide to upcoming Christmas events in last week’s Social Scene (Costa Del Sol issue 1743). My grandchildren always look forward to the turning on of the lights in Malaga and this year I will now be able to surprise them with a few more local events. On the subject of Christmas lights, I was pleased to read that Malaga City Council was using LED lights in this year’s display. I imagine this measure will help to save costs for the taxpayer and also give us a much-needed reminder we should all be doing more to avoid waste, even during the festive period. Mrs Sheila A Booth


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A call for order AS British Members of Parliament prepare to vote this Tuesday on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, many expatriates will be left wondering what the future holds due to ongoing uncertainty. Many will no doubt welcome the repeated guarantees Theresa May has made to expatriates living in Spain and elsewhere in the European Union (EU). These state that at least 300,000 expatriates living in Spain should, in theory, be able to continue living or working in the country as they did before Brexit. The problem lies not in the details of the deal, but in its chances of being approved in Westminster. Scores of MPs including those from Labour, the Scottish National Party (SNP) and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers have said they are prepared to vote the deal down. The British expatriate community is a broad church as far as Brexit is concerned. Many would have liked Britain to remain in the EU, while others are happy the country is leaving. But all are equally entitled to feel secure about their future in Spain. While political posturing and threats may satisfy some MPs it is people here who are left worried about their homes, pensions and if their future here is secure. Politicians should for the sake of all British citizens both at home and abroad focus on securing an orderly Brexit instead of playing fast and loose with people’s lives.

Now we want to hear your views. YOUR PAPER - YOUR VOICE - YOUR OPINION Readers who have missed correspondence can see all letters - which can be edited before publication - posted on:

Spain is leading on migration at G20 summit I am not sure how accepting 47,000 migrants and then allowing them to cross into France and make their way to Calais to try to get to central London ... is leading the World. May we know how many have been repatriated ? PM

ANDALUCIA ELECTIONS: Ruling PSOE’s majority slashed as far right Vox party makes gains This is a reflection of the people’s opinion of the ruling elite that have plundered Andalucia for decades. I think it is a protest that should make all Spain wake up to the fact that they have been misled by the governing parties for too long. Derek Robinson

BREAKING: Norah Garratt has been FOUND alive and well in Benidorm Fantastic news, it’s the best news I’ve heard in ages, been a frantic 72hrs about my dear friend. Just glad the ending is the one everyone wished and pray for. Hugs and kisses to Norah

Public announcement from the Sales Director of EWN Media Group Proud to work in the best expat paper in Spain and I’m sure this new venture will only make things even better. Nazario I am proud to have been part of the EWN family for more

COMMENTS FROM EWN ONLINE than eight years now and always look forward to seeing the paper hitting the streets. Here’s to another few years to enjoy this publication. Maureen The EWN continues to grow from strength to strength, power in presence and publication across southern Spain with its tangible product as well as with the digital and social platforms opening the reading audience globally for all past residents, visitors and future visitors to the region to continue to keep up with the news. Being part of the EWN family previously I continue to enjoy reading weekly, so far this year I have read and introduced new readers to the Euro Weekly in the UK, Sydney, Australia, Budapest and Transylvania, Romania, the heart of the South Pacific in New Caledonia as well as the USA, friends globally message me saying they still read despite only having spent the odd five minutes initially, why, because it’s more than a weekly, bi-weekly rag, it’s a people persons community publication and people read to keep up with both news and columnists, that pretty much speaks volumes!!! The public have spoken, and the general consensus is that the Euro Weekly is by far the best in the region then yester-

day’s announcement makes absolute perfectly good sense! Good luck (not that it is needed) in the future growing publications of the Euro Weekly News! Harrison I really hope I can continue to get the EWN after the changes. I live in the UK and go to the Costa del Sol as often as I can, although it is getting increasingly difficult for me. As a pensioner and the crumbling UK financial situation since Brexit, I find I can only get down there for one week a year now. I would come to live there, but just can’t afford the initial outlay as I don’t have property here. Very sad!! Anyway, I really enjoy reading EWN as I feel it brings me closer to the place I love and it’s good to keep up with what’s going on there. Good luck in the new venture, I will stay a loyal reader and poster of certain articles on Facebook. Linda I believe we all agree Euro Weekly News is a well-known newspaper but the best of it is just here round the corner. The Euro Weekly family is working very hard to achieve the best result ever. Thank you very much to all our readers and clients for your support and understanding. Laura I am very proud to have been part of the EWN family for 11 years, and am looking forward to exciting things happening in the future. Our clients are the best and I know they are going to love the way ahead. Amalia




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Update on food, drink, entertainments, what’s on and weekly happenings




Jobs fit for a queen AFTER attending a glittering gala banquet at Madrid’s Royal Palace it was back to business for Queen Letizia last Thursday as she took part in a series of workshops in the Spanish capital. The Spanish queen, 46, joined Labour Minister Magdalena Valerio to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Employment Institute at the palace. Letizia looked typically sharp in a belted grey coat

teamed with a pussybow blouse and flared trousers, with her hair worn in her signature side parting. She began her day by meeting the President of the National Heritage Board of Directors, Alfredo Perez de Arminan, before attending the workshops which included saddlery, binding, moving goods and gardening. At the end of the engagement, Letizia spoke to students from the institute.

REGAL STYLE: Queen Letizia was promoting employment.

The only way is marriage JAMES ARGENT has big plans for 2019, revealing recently that he’ll propose to girlfriend Gemma Collins within the next year. Moreover, he is thinking about sunnier climes for the nuptials, saying: “We love the idea of getting married in Es-

sex or Brighton as they’re both special places to us, or we might go abroad and do it in Spain or Italy.” While the marriage may be on the cards, Gemma, 37, is not feeling rushed and does not plan to have a baby until at least 40.

Elsa is a siren SHE portrays the darkly enigmatic leader of a group of siren-human hybrids in upcoming Netflix series Tidelands, and this week Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, 42, praised the show for having strong female characters and embracing gender equality. The mother of three, who lives in Byron Bay, Australia, with husband Chris Hemsworth, said: “I’m not saying the men’s characters are not strong, I ’ m j u s t s a y i n g t h e y ’ re very equal. “ I t ’s g o o d t o s e e s t o ries like that right now.” The former model who was born in Madrid, also said she felt particularly connected to the mythology surrounding sirens, saying she “grew up with them.” Last month, Elsa revealed that starring in Tidelands had been a positive experience for her marriage.

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She said being on set again had allowed her and husband Chris, 36, to focus on things outside family life and bond over their shared love of acting.


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Get into the groove By Sally Underwood THE Gibraltar International Jazz Festival comes to town this Sunday. The last few tickets are still on sale for the world-famous event, where the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra with Georgina Jackson will perform the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, The Rat Pack, and Benny Goodman, amongst others. Also performing will be ‘Malfunktion,’ the result of a musical metamorphosis moving away from the traditiona l J a z z s ound to the more up tempo Funk Fusion arrangements. Gibraltarian Saxophonist Nick Gonzalez, frontman of the well-known Nick Gonzalez Jazz Quartet, a popular a nd ve rs a tile s e t up pe rforming in Gibraltar and Spain, will join with Burkhard ‘Bee’ Menn from Germany, his musical partner in crime during his musical independence, performing original material as well as music influenced by artists like Maceo Parker, Miles Davis and Nils Landgren. For tickets, visit https://www.gibraltarinternational

RONNIE SCOTT’S: Jazz Orchestra will play the international event.

GEORGINA JACKSON: Will join the famous ensemble.

ICE turns 30 By Sally Underwood ONE of the Costa del Sol’s most popular clubs has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special event at the

Finca Monasterio at San Martin. The International Club of Estepona (ICE) has also got in to the festive spirit with a series of events to mark the season, including a performance to commemorate the First World War, and a Festive Fair. Coming up on its social calendar is also the Christmas Quiz Night tomorrow at 8pm for an 8.30pm start, as well as a carol concert on Sunday from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Next Thursday, December 13, is the organisation’s Christmas lunch, while the following day there will be a Family History day from 11am. To check out ICE’s regular club activities and plans for the festive season visit their website, or drop into the clubhouse on Bahia Dorada on Thursday 10.30am to 2.30pm, or Sunday 12pm to 2.30pm, or email


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Christmas is coming - celebrate at Da Bruno Mijas ONE of the friendliest restaurants on the Mijas Costa, Da Bruno is gearing up for Christmas and the New Year with a selection of great food and sensational entertainment. If you have a group of friends or colleagues who are looking for a venue to get together and celebrate the end of the year, then there are seven different group options of set me a l s a t a r a n g e o f p ric e s which could be ideal, provided there are 12 of you or more. Ther e i s n o t h i n g w o rs e th a n people t r y i n g t o wo r k o u t w h o spent what with a meal, but Da Bruno solves the problem for you as the price is set and wine with the menu is included. They a r e o p e n o n Ch ris tmas Day for lunch and dinner with a special three-course set meal at €39.90 per person (drinks extra) or the full a la carte menu. If you choose the evening session, t h e n t h e r e st a u ran t h a s arranged for some very special entertainment starting at 8pm with the Vintage Girls, a duo led by La Voz finalist Virginia Alexandre

CHRISTMAS TREAT: The Vintage Girls promise a Vintage Xmas Performance. who specialise in presenting songs fro m th e 1 9 4 0 ’s , 50’s a nd 60’s with a definite touch of the Andrew Sisters. Once Christmas is over, it’s only a few days to New Year’s Eve and as would be expected, Da Bruno’s is pulling out all of the stops to

ensure that guests can welcome 2019 with a bang. There is a five-course set meal with wine, cotillion (party bag), New Year ’s Eve grapes, Champagne at midnight and live music with Frankie Valentine, but for this very exciting event you have

to ma ke your booki ng no l at er than Wednesday December 26. Every day and night is an event at Da Bruno’s and with its great seasonal menu as well as all of the usual favourites and the calm and relaxing décor, you are guaranteed to enjoy your visit

As is now traditional, there will be live music on the two Thursday evenings leading up to Christmas Day with an appearance by a sensational Abba Tribute - as seen on the UK’s Channel 4 TV - on December 13 and the Senza Catene group performing their romantic Tribute to Il Divo on December 23. Each of these musical performances take place between 8pm and 11.30pm with of course breaks for the artists during the evening. Although a lot of thought is given to the Christmas and New Year celebration, the Da Bruno Mijas Restaurant doesn’t overlook the fact that there are plenty of diners who want to celebrate a birthday, an anni ver sar y or j ust want t o have a romantic meal for two, so whatever you are looking for, you won’t be disappointed. Visit for details of bookings and menus or call 952 460 724 for your special reservation, but note that the restaurant will be closed all day on Christmas Eve.

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Light a Light Celebration By Sally Underwood ONCE again Cudeca Hospice celebrates their traditional Christmas ‘Light a Light’ in memory of a loved one, on Friday, December 14 from 6pm. During this celebration the traditional turning on of the lights that decorate the Cudeca Hospice Centre in Benalmadena will be carried out by the Founder and Honorary President, Joan Hunt OBE; and the chief executive and medical director, Marisa Martin together with more than 300 charity candles of the volunteers, friends and employees. During this uplifting occasion, there will also be a visit from Father Christmas, face painting for children, a selection of Christmas cakes and sweets, and a special performance by the pupils of Sunny View College Choir. On this special evening, there will be a chance to take part in a charity raffle, home-

CUDECA: Is hosting its annual commemorative event. made cakes, and other savoury delights. Further items will be on sale, including Cudeca’s popular Christmas cards, hand crafted by patients and volunteers, calendars and the Christmas lottery tickets.

If you wish to light a light in memory of your loved one, you can do it at www.ligh for a minimum donation of €10 or at the Hospice Centre on the night of the event. The dedication will figure in the book ‘Light a

Light,’ which will be printed and displayed in the Cudeca Hospice. The Lights of the Centre are a personal tribute and will continue to shine until January 6. Everyone is welcome to join the charity for this

poignant evening. The charity aims to raise €15,000 with its annual commemorative event. Each year, over 500 people dedicate a light in memory of a loved one and help raise funds for

Cudeca’s special kind of caring. Every year they care for more than 1,400 patients and their families, totally free of charge. For more information, visit

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LA SALA BANUS bring a unique pop up Ski Lodge ready for Christmas in Marbella, followed by a special appearance by Santa Claus. There is no need to venture to Sierra Nevada this winter season for that special après ski feeling, as the outdoor terrace at La Sala Banus is receiving a festive makeover with dazzling snow, twinkling lights and plenty of festive cheer, bringing you the ultimate alpine ski experience. If you are looking for a venue to book your Christmas Party with work colleagues, sports team or even just a group of friends, La Sala Banus are offering an affordable two-course Christmas Party Menu for just €19.95. This can be upgraded to include a welcome glass of Cava and ½ a bottle of House Wine for just €29.95 per person. This offering is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 8pm in the Live Lounge with live entertainment and exclusive Sala Ski Lodge access. It is also available to book in the

Let it snow! Will be offering that apres ski experience on the Costa del Sol.

main restaurant at lunchtime. Personalised bespoke packages can be arranged on request along with private hire of the Live Lounge and Ski Lodge for larger groups. Pretend you are in the mountains this winter at La Sala Banus. And remember: What happens on the slopes… stays on the slope! Meanwhile, this Sunday it has been confirmed that the No 1 festive celebrity icon, Santa Claus is visiting La S a la P u e rto B an u s along

SANTA CLAUS: Will be at La Sala Banus. with his elves. Arriving at 5pm, children of all ages are invited to meet the main man himself in the Live Lounge of the Puerto Banus venue. The afternoon will include plenty of games, sing-along stories and prizes guaranteed to lift your festive spirits.

Don’t forget to bring your Christmas Wish List so that Santa Claus can prepare for the big day. For more information, please email reservations@LaSala or call 952 814 145.


Get into the arts THE Andalucia Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) has announced its December events. TAPAS will host its annual Christmas party tomorrow at 7pm at Restaurante Las Cabales on the Coin-Cartama road. Ther e, t he f ant ast i c TAPAS Choi r wi l l be si ngi ng l ot s of f est i ve favourites, old and new, while dance fans will be sure to get up on the floor to music by DJ Big Kevin after a two-course Christm as di nner and m i nce pies. Ever yone i s wel com e and t i cket s ar e €14 f or m em ber s and €16 f or non-members. The following day will be the ‘TAPAS Sing with Ri cky Lavazza,’ at t he Moonlight Lounge, Sunset

Beach Hotel, Benalmadena. By invitation, the fabulous TAPAS choir will j oi n popul ar vocal i st Ri cky Lavazza i n hi s Christmas Show. Tickets ar e €12.50, avai l abl e from the Sunset Beach reception or www.lava-pro Fi nal l y, on Thur sday, December 13 at 6pm will be t he Mi j as Town Hal l annual Christmas Concert. The TAPAS choir have been invited to sing festive songs, and this year will be adding some surprises. The event i s f r ee and tickets are available from: 952 589 010 or f rd@mi Mor e det ai l s f or al l events are available from TAPAS Box office on 678 932 284.


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This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala shares a special Christmas recipe.

I’m dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas! Steven Saunders FMCGB The Little Geranium La Cala de Mijas & Marbella WHEN I was younger I had borrowed hundreds of thousands to invest into my first restaurant (The Pink Geranium). I was concerned about how to make it a viable project financially but almost immediately employed a top quality pastry chef (dessert chef) because desserts are not my strongest point! A few months later my pastry chef fell seriously ill and I had to take over that section as well as running the whole kitchen. I had to literally learn how to make high level desserts and I searched high and low for recipes and ideas and I taught myself how to pull sugar, how to make honeycomb for crispy decoration, how to use dried ice and how to make gels to create glossy, shiny fin-

• 200 grams digestive biscuits • 75 grams butter (melted) • 300 grams white chocolate • 280 millilitres double cream • 500 grams soft cheese (fullfat, such as Philadelphia) • 200 grams of mixed dried fruits (cranberries, apricots (cut into small pieces) sultanas, glace cherries) • 100g of glace sweet cherries (in jar) • 100g of cooked chestnuts (you can find these in most supermarkets) • 100g of dark choc broken into small pieces • 100g of white chocolate pieces • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar • 3 leaves of gelatine softened in a little cold water

Method 1. M i x t h e c r u sh e d b is cu its with the melted butter and tip the mixture into a lined 20cm springform cake tin and smooth down with the back of a metal spoon.

ishes which are very much on trend even nowadays. The Pink Geranium was a hit pretty quickly and very soon we started to see the food guides hovering around us and the celebrities poured in. I have served this dessert to many of my clients over the years, including Pierce Brosnan who reluctantly ordered it saying… bang goes my diet! He was about to take on the role as the new James Bond and in his soft Irish accent he asked me if I have ever seen a fat James Bond. I assured him that he wasn’t fat, in fact he looked great and that the calories for this dessert were worth it and he actually agreed! Would you like another slice Pierce? Lol. All year around I try my best to avoid unnecessary calories. I love chocolate though and so it’s nearly impossible especially at this time of year, we should eat what we want at Christmas… right? I created this special cheesecake after spending hours of playing around with white chocolate to create something amazing. It encapsulates every-

PIERCE BROSNAN: Bang goes the diet!

thing that a chocolate lover needs and wants and has a Christmas theme, so it’s a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding. That doesn’t mean that you make this instead but you should consider making it as well as the traditional pudding, its better to have some choices. My mother who was a great cook always made three desserts for Christmas Day and we always finished them off on Boxing Day, just as it should be! (One of them was always a Christmas trifle and I will share that recipe with you soon) I promise that this is the best cheesecake you will ever eat and one of the easiest desserts to make. When you make it you should take full credit for it, saying, ‘well I played around with white chocolate and this is what I came up with!’ However I am also happy for you to say that I’ve shown you this recipe personally because it feels as though I have! I am going to be sharing lots more Christmas recipes in the coming weeks so watch this space. I am happy to be your online chef, so if you need me, just email me.

Dreamy White Chocolate Christmas cheesecake

WHITE CHOCOLATE: An amazing dessert. 2. Pop it in the fridge to keep cool while you make the topping. 3. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over some gently simmerin g w ate r, b e in g c a re ful not to overheat it otherwise it will be ru-

ined. 4. B e a t the c re a m a nd Philadelphia c he e s e in a bow l until smooth. 5. H e a t a little c re a m (a bout one tablespoon) a nd a dd the three leaves of gelatine (softened in cold water for a few minutes first). Now pass it through a sieve into the melted white chocolate and whisk quickly in. 6. Stir the melted white choc mix into the creamy, cheese mix. 7. Scatter dried cranberries,

glace cherries, apricots, cherries and sultanas into the mix. 8. Add the choc pieces and stir in well with a spatula. 9. Add the chestnuts and stir well in. 10. Po ur t he m i x i nt o t he springform tin which is lined with digestive biscuit base 11. Chill for at least six hours or preferably overnight before cutting. Chef’s Note Cut it with a warm knife for best results. You could serve it with a dark chocolate sauce or a toffee s auc e . I l ove i t wi t h t he t of f ee sauce see below.

Quick home-made toffee sauce 110 g butter 250 g light brown sugar 225 ml double cream 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or fresh vanilla seeds

1. Put the butter in a saucepan set over a high heat and melt. 2. Add the sugar and stir well for approximately 4-5 minutes, stirring regularly. 3. Add the cream (or you can use condensed milk) and whisk in the vanilla. 4. Whisk the sauce until it has thickened. Pass if lumpy. Serve warm.

You can email Steven your questions or enquiries to: Steven Saunders FMCGB - The Little Geranium, La Cala de Mijas & Marbella.

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A diabolical liberty Mike Senker In my opinion Views of a Grumpy Old Man APART from me, who is fed up going into restaurants, and when ordering a soft drink like a coke, getting served a 200ml mixer sized bottle that’s the size you use for rum and coke or gin and tonic instead of a 330ml can or bottle and being charged ‘full’ price? It’s a diabolical liberty and a raving con. Don’t give me the old tosh that you can only get them direct from Coca Cola. I don’t care. Go into the local supermarket and buy some. I don’t care if they cost 30 cents and you sell them for €2.20 - just give me a proper size drink OK! One place told me if you use cans, it lowers the tone of the establishment. Listen mate, I’ve got news for you - your place, as brilliant as it is and I love eating there, is an upmarket cafe serving people in t-shirts, swimming shorts and flip flops in the summer. All the staff are walking about in t-shirts, jeans and trainers, not dinner suits and bow ties. It’s not the Ritz. Don’t be the person that stands behind the counter saying ‘you are the 200th person today that I’ve told we don’t get any call for this.’

OK so it’s ‘have a grump at eateries’ today. If you have a sign up saying you close at 4pm like the place Mrs S and Dr S went to in England - then it should be pretty safe to assume that you close at four o’clock correct? Wrong! Mrs S goes in at half three and Dr S is going to join her five minutes later. Patti orders a coffee then Sarah comes in five or so minutes later and also orders a coffee only to be told she can’t have one because the machine is off and is being cleaned. ‘But you don’t close til 4.’ ‘Yeah, but it takes half an hour to clean the machine and tidy up.’ ‘Yes, so do it when you close not when you are open.’ ‘We can’t cos we are open till four.’‘Then close the doors at 3.30!’‘But we have to stay open till four.’ Unfortunately it was a comprehension battle that could not be won. You can almost hear the staff saying, ‘if it wasn’t for all the bloody customers we could get on with our work!’ When I had my shops there was a very simple rule. We opened at 10am and closed at 10pm. The staff had to get there at 9.30am to hoover and do whatever was needed to do so we were ready to serve the public at 10am, and at night they didn’t start the closing process till the shop was closed and all the shifts that worked knew those were the rules.


Behind THE MUSIC V L James | | Facebook: @vljamesinfo

Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf DESPITE Paradise By The Dashboard Light being metaphorically murdered by a million drunk karaoke singers the world over, Bat Out Of Hell - the album it comes from, remains one of the biggest sellers of all time. Released in September 1977 it was a slow burner with sales being pretty poor to start with. It was a now legendary appearance on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test that gave the album a boost. Written by composer Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren the album is a set of mini-epics. Influenced by Phil Spectre’s ‘Wall of Sound’ production techniques tracks such as Two

BAT OUT OF HELL: One of the biggest sellers of all time.

Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Paradise and of course Bat Out Of Hell are not short affairs but are well worth the time. After success in the UK, Australia and Canada, Meat Loaf’s

own USA would eventually catch on. More than 43 million copies have so far been sold. Bat Out Of Hell is Marmite to some people, but having listened to it again recently it deserves its reputation as a classic.

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Thank you, David

David THE Dogman

DAVID THE DOGMAN, the Euro Weekly News’ long standing canine columnist, has decided to retire after more than 20 years of writing for the newspaper. The pet trainer, whose full name is David Klein, has been providing readers with tips on how to train and look after their pets every week at EWN. His writing came on the back of more than 55 years of experience working with animals as a humane and non-confrontational behaviourist and trainer. He was also involved in charitable activity in Spain and Britain and helped to found the Nottinghamshire Hospice in the latter country. He is married to his wife, Susan. David’s philosophy on dog training was summed up by his motto: ‘Commitment, firmness, kindness’. David explained that commitment stood for a dog being for life, firmness because a dog needed to respect its owner and kindness because it made

BOWING OUT: David has been writing for EWN for more than 20 years. for a happier animal. Many of the techniques he perfected are still used by trainers across the world today. David’s writings on dogs covered topics from health, training methods,

communication, feeding and behaviour. He is also an honorary life member of the British Police Services Canine Association. His professional life began with a career in Israel’s Border Police K9

Dog Section which saw him take part in air-sea rescues, scent work and drug and explosives detection. He later became a Fellow of The Institute of Directors and also worked with the Board of Trade.


The British Prime Minister’s Office went onto congratulate him for his achievements in the field. David’s charity work goes back to the 1970’s, when he used his passion for the piano and organ to raise money by breaking records for non-stop playing. The causes he backed included centres for the elderly, mental health patients and for disabled children. He was honoured for his work with an illuminated scroll presented by then Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir Philip Franklin in December 1973. David later went on to found The Nottinghamshire Hospice in 1977. David retired aged 50 in 1988 and moved to Spain where he has lived ever since. It was while living in Spain that he formed a Costa del Sol-based action group to help people who had suffered from scams, to recover their money. David’s media career has seen him work on radio stations in southern Spain and Gibraltar and he has also appeared on television. He has had a lengthy career as EWN’s in-house dog writer. Everyone at EWN wishes him a happy, well-deserved retirement.

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Whatever happened to civil discourse? ANGER: Better to listen and respond in a civil manner.

Barry Duke I DON’T normally quote favourably from religious publications, but a while back I set aside an unusually intelligent piece written for the Salvation Army’s The War Cry by Rivera Sun, who called for calm and civil language ahead of the US presidential election. Sun wrote: ‘Discourse is the f o u n d a t i o n o f d e m o c r a c y. T h e ability to have a respectful and informed conversation about polit i c s - i n t h e p o s t o ff i c e , o u r homes, on the media, with friends, family or with total strangers - is essential for a society that prizes the ideals of liberty and freedom. ‘If we are not free to converse without being verbally assaulted, insulted and screamed at, what does that say about the content of our character? Is it really so hard to engage in the practices of be-

ing curious about our differences, asking questions, listening and responding in a sane and civil manner?’ Already things were hotting up, with Trump using the most obnoxious rhetoric to attack his opponents. We all see now, that a

president whose neck size exceeds his IQ has propelled America into a very dark place indeed, where a tsunami of intolerance has been unleashed against vast swathes of the population. Pipe bombs being sent by one of his more deranged supporters

to people like Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro, the massacre of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue and the gassing of refugees, are the latest examples of the lunacy that has overtaken the country. Meanwhile, Brexit has done immense damage to the UK, with discourse on both sides reaching unprecedented levels of hysteria. I’ve nothing against sarcasm a n d i n s u l t s p e r s e , b u t i t ’s t h e poor quality of the language used which irritates me most. Put-downs now being traded are completely lacking in subtlet y, w i t h t h e F - b o m b b e i n g dropped into every sentence. Insults, of course, have been bandied about since biblical times. Elijah, for example, told the priests of Baal. ‘Perhaps your god is sleeping, or maybe he’s off relieving himself somewhere,’ he suggested (2 Kings 18:27). Shakespeare was renowned for

his insults. ‘Thine face is not worth sunburning’, ‘Thou art as fat as butter ’ and ‘Thou art unfit for any place but hell.’ Centuries later, when boxer Joe Frazier said of Muhammad Ali ‘he’s a phoney, using his blackness to get his way,’ Ali retorted ‘Joe Frazier is so ugly he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife.’ When Noel Coward told US writer and playwright Edna Ferber that she ‘almost looks like a man,’ she came back with ‘so do you.’ Actress Mae West said of a fella she met, that ‘his mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork’; and when a woman said to Winston Churchill ‘You’re drunk, and what’s more, you’re disgustingly drunk,’ he replied ‘You’re ugly, and what’s more, you’re disgustingly ugly. But in the morning I shall be sober and you’ll still be ugly.’ Oh, for a return to a time when invective was at its most entertaining when people had a better command of the English language.


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SPONSORED BY ACCOUNTANTS NEW SERVICE for nonresident property owners. File your yearly tax return (form 210) online from the comfort of your home. (281830)

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ECONOCOOL – Top quality air-conditioning installed from €500. Service, Repairs & Re-Gas from €50. Top Quality Installations. All Areas Covered. Chris – 662 427 396 econocool

REPAIRS AIR CONDITIONING repairs and service. All areas covered. EnviroCare 21 years’ experience. EnviroCare 952 663 141 www.enviro


AIR CONDITIONING AIRFLOW Air conditioning for cooling and heating units. Professional, fully g u a r a n t e e d installations. Tel: 952 443 222 (281291) AIR CONDITIONING. Quality installations. Free quotations. All areas covered. EnviroCare, 21 years’ experience Heating and cooling products. 952 663 141 www.enviro (281338) AIR CONDITIONING Repairs and servicing. Airflow. 952 443 222 (281291) AIR CONDITIONING by Cool and Cosy. The family company that cares. Installation and repairs. Quality machines. Ecosense movement sensors supplied and fitted from 100 Euros. For other energysaving products visit www.cooland 952 935 513. We are Junta de Andalucia authorised installers as the new laws states (real decreto 115/2017). On the Costa del Sol since 1993 (256689) MR COOL – Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating Systems, Sales & Service – Call Christian 629 527 587 or Nick +34 618 678 853 – (281336)

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BATHROOMS Bathroom renovations and remodelling: Quality installations guiding you through furniture and tile selection working with your requirements. All areas. Masterbuildspain installing bathrooms since 1996. 952 663 141 670 409 759 www.masterbuild info@mas

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


ARCHITECTS PROJECTS, constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licences, legalisations, interior design. 680 700 430 (277250) RENOVATION, reforms, construction, new properties, extensions, pool works, licences, interior design. 629 532 695

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

SOLAR BLINDS SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal for large glazed areas to reflect heat / glare and stop furniture fading and still keep the view. SAVE HEAT IN THE WINTER to improve your living envi ronment. ian@solar Tel Ian 958 496 571 / 644 546 176 (256591)

BOATS PUERTO BANUS – Moorings for rent. 8, 12 & 15 metres. 662 379 483 (276083) PUERTO BANUS – Moorings wanted to buy. 0032 473 815 789 (276083)

BOILERS BOILERS. Gas, electric, Solar. Installations & servicing. Gas certificates for gas boilers. Excellent quality. Over 22 years on the Coast. www.envirocarespain.c om info@envirocares 952 663 141 / 670 409 759 (280586)

CARPENTRY KITCHEN, Bedroom and Bathroom refurbishments by www.complete-carpen 952 196 457 or 696 064 019. Facebook: The Irish Carpenter (276006)

BUILDING SERVICES SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www.swingles for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (258056) JIM’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS. bathrooms / kitchen reforms, repairs, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling, maintenance. Give us a call no job too small. 692 207 799 / 645 559 423 (281332) CONCRETE – OZBUILD. The specialists of printed concrete. Reseals, Brickwork, Tiling, Plastering, Reforms. 14 Years in Spain. Competitive Prices, Quality Finish. 952 426 074/606 745 920 (279160) GENERAL BUILDER. Tiling, plastering, painting, electrician, plumber, carpentry. Reasonable prices. 635 913 885 (References available) (277904) BUILDING and Renovations. Masterbuild Spain. Refurbishments, bathrooms, kitchens, tiling. All trade work undertaken by professional workmanship. Fully guaranteed. Free quotations. 952 663 141 www.masterbuild (281338)

BUY & SELL DECLUTTER, cash paid for small/medium furniture, antiques, decanters, brass, copper, golf clubs & other ornaments. Howard 608 121 817 (276603)

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DAMP PROOFING. 958 656 560 / 619 666 363 (281216)

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BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtains, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (280561)

WANTED! All types of antiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Telephone 952 588 795.



METALWORK NEW REJAS, GATES, Carports & Fencing, repairs & alterations. Work Guaranteed. Reliable. 14yrs on Coast. Steve the Welder. Call/Whatsapp 655 040 648 (279079)

PLASTERING PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving. Fitted Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (276245)

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE MR-MAINTENANCE – For ALL your Property needs. No Job Too Small – Contact 647 460 155. (276479)

BUSINESS FOR SALE SMALL Garden furniture shop between Estepona/San Pedro. Low price, low rent. Perfect family business. Aircon. Call George 669 331 280 (278098)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY CASHBACK on your house/commercial. Payback only when you sell. Quick/easy. Min 20k. 617 333 777

SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new/second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - www.superpool (278052) ALHAURIN FURNITURE EMPORIUM Buyers & Sellers of quality furniture. Top prices paid. 675 357 575 (281330)


CAR HIRE ALH RENT A CAR – SHORT & LONG-TERM RENTALS FROM €9.90 A DAY. INSURANCE INCLUDED IN OUR P R I C E S . TLF: 638 846 909 or reservasalhrentacar@g (278376)

CLASSIFIEDS CARAVANS PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats - Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. / in 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 CLASSES CALAHONDA LANGUAGE CENTRE. Established 1987. New beginner’s Spanish course starts 14th January. Maximum 5 students per group for guaranteed results. Other levels and private classes available. Enrol now. Also Translations undertaken calahondalan Tel: 952 931 176 (276497)

CLEANING SERVICES CARPENTERS CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc., 30 years experience, very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575


CATERING SERVICES CATERING for all occasions, birthdays, weddings, parties, children’s parties. Offering BBQ’s, buffets, paellas, tapas, hog roasts, canapes, seated menus. Can adapt to most budgets. Please call Heather on 657 214 831 or e-mail

CHIMNEY SERVICES CHIMNEY SWEEP. Clean reliable professional. All types, special price for more than one. Chris 608 337 497 (279225) APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (256040)

CHURCH SERVICES BENALMADENA Elim Family Fellowship. Sundays 11am. Elimfamilyfellow or call 951 912 525 or 952 446 627

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955 (249674)

COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED. Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Repairs and upgrades available. Laptops in English. Kindle, iPad & Android help. One-to-one training. Experienced, reliable service. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (276301) PC & LAPTOP SOLUTIONS Windows.Apple.iPhone.Android Efficient Guaranteed Service Marbella.Estepona.Sotogrande Home-Office call 689666888 RICHARD (279075)


ADVANCED Cleaning Services. Professional carpet, upholstery cleaning, 27 years’ experience, wet/dry clean. HONEST, reliable service 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 or email ac (253107) RUGS fitted carpets, upholstery including leather cleaned on site 685 524 921 (253107) OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard dirty work. From 40€. 611 283 162 oven m (258467)

DECORATORS RAINBOW Pinturas. English, professional painters & decorators. All aspects of interior & exterior work. Also kitchen/ furniture spraying. Call / WhatsApp: Daniel 628 066 08. www.rainbowpin (279078)

DOMESTIC REPAIRS STARLIGHT CLEANING SERVICES. All types of cleaning. Any size of property. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 682 636 451 (279483) WINDOW Cleaner, professional & reliable. Affordable prices. Call Chris 603 630 049 (282247) PROFESSIONAL Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning, 27 Years Experience, Wet/Dry Clean. Honest, Reliable. 678 808 837, 952 669 701, acservs@out (252581)

COMPUTERS PC DOCTOR Computer Sales & Repairs in any Language. 24HR IT Support. 20 Years on the Coast. We come to wherever YOU are – Home or Business. 952 591 071 (279023)

DOMESTIC Appliance repairs - washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas / electric, professionally repaired. Christian 608 337 497 (279980) REPAIRS to Washing Machines-Dish WashersOvens-Fridges. Call Garry Goodman 673 344 212. English Service Technician. 35 years’ experience. (276695)

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ELECTRICIANS LIT ELECTRICIANS for all your Electrical work on the Costa del Sol. Call Craig on 604 106 414 or Ben 622 911 177 (278504) ELECTRICIAN Exclusively Marbella and Estepona Richard on 687 352 358 or email All installations & maintenance. Surge Protection, Garden Lights, Upgrades, Boletins.



CLEARFLOW – Unblocking, CCTV inspection, repair and installation. Tel: 630 200 600 / 952 885 661. Facebook: DesatorosClearflow (276256)


GATE REPAIRS E L E C T R I C GATE/GARAGE DOOR automation repaired. Free, no obligation quotation. Call Colin - 636 394 641 (278431)

GLASS CURTAINS ALHAURIN FURNITURE Emporium. Buyers and sellers of quality furniture. We buy from a small item to full clearances. Top prices paid. 697 511 071 (253107)

GLASS CURTAIN repairs, specialist in replacement of discoloured plastic strips that act as a seal between the glass panels. Call Julian 655 825 931 (276609)


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FURNITURE wanted, same day collection, also house clearance and removals. 675 357 575

BOTOX AND FILLERS From €95. Covers the Costa del Sol and inland. www.beautiful 609 347 086. (276478)

GARDENING PROFESSIONAL garden services from Fuengirola to Estepona. All aspects of gardening and full maintenance and landscaping, free quotes, competitive prices. Contact Andrew 600 259 981 Andrew@garden-pro GARDENING SERVICES and other related jobs in your garden. Ricardo 637 160 129 www.ri Torremolinos to Marbella

IRRIGATION IRIS-IRRIGATION and landscapes. New Installations and problem-solving. Turf (supply and laying). Garden constructions. Tree surgeon. Clearing and maintenance. 676 747 521


DRAINAGE BLOCKED DRAINS? Leak detection, CCTV survey, root removal, Tel 952 568 414 / 661 910 772 / drain (257090)


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E L E C T R I C Gates/Garage Doors. Intercoms/access control systems and replacement remotes. New installs and repairs. For all your electric gate and garage door requirements call us on 605 356 469/952 786 178. The Garage Door Co & 2 Way Gates. www.thegaragedoorcom (259432)

CHIROPRACTOR FUENGIROLA, Myofascial Release. J. Schaegen, Specialized in treating neck, back & extremity disorders, 30 years in Practice. 652 291 224 www.body (276149)

DENTISTS ENGLISH SPEAKING DENTIST in Fuengirola. Specialising in Zircon crowns, bridges etc. Free check up! drvisky@hot - 689 887 019

MASSAGE SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 608 977 260 (256078)

HEATING SERVICES FIRES gas or wood burners. Envirocarespain since 1996. All areas. Quality guaranteed. 952 663 141 670 409 759 www.enviro c a r e s p a i n . c o m info@envirocarespain.c om (281338)


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HOT TUBS/SPAS HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs. 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (280596)

HOUSE CLEARANCES THE WAREHOUSE – We buy a Single item to a Full House Clearance – 602 610 103 (253107) ALHAURIN FURNITURE EMPORIUM furniture wanted, same day collection, also house clearance and removals. 675 357 575 (281330) WANTED House Clearances, single item to full house. Anything considered. Top prices paid. Cash waiting. 625 025640 (281849)

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LEGAL SERVICES PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR Debt Collection, evictions, solicitor. Professional & discreet. 697 834 934 (277632)

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) (201522)

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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. EST 2004. CALL DAREN OR MICK 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 / 636 770 865 WWW.SE CURITYOFSPAIN.COM (278429)

MASSAGE CARIBBEAN and Asian lady, gives full body massage, clean atmosphere and very professional in san pedro near Banus. 652 069 930 (282193)

RASCAL turnabout electric wheelchair, as new, under guarantee. €900. 952 578 408 (282120)

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 691 179 445 / 952 961 952 or email ronald@fluentfi Come and visit us in our San Pedro office (281207)

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MOSQUITO screens, sliding, pulldown, pleated colours call Mosquito Nick 647 072 861 (281384) (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 s h a d e s . d e s i g n (101730)

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CLASSIFIEDS MOSQUITO SCREENS 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 (276610)


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 (277164) BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369

FOR SALE SELLING YOUR SPANISH CAR? PHONE Bill Brady for the best cash price. Stay safe and phone Bill on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE 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 billbrady (257838) AUTOMATIC / Diesel Seven seater Chrysler Voyager LX 2.8 CRDI 2006 Mdl. 46,000 Km (28,000 Mls) Full Specification, electric side doors, climate control, leather interior, lots more a very scarce MPV. For only €7,995 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbrady AUTOMATIC / Diesel Hyundai I-40 2012 Like new one private owner full service history and lots of extras looks and drives like cars double the price. Only €13,995 952 838 842 /608 950 221 billbrady (257838) AUTOMATIC Seven seater Peugeot 5008 Sport Line 1.6 Inj. 2011 One private owner 43’000 Klm. ( 27’000 Mls ) Full service history, panoramic sun roof, sat-nav, sensors and lots more great buy at only 12’995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 JAGUAR XE. R-Sport 2.0. D. 2016 Automatic 6’000 Klm. (3’700 Mls) Health forces this sale bought from Salamanca Marbella keys still in plastic bags, this car cost 45’000 € LOOK at this massive saving ONLY 27’995€ 952 838 842 608 950 221 billbrady AUTOMATIC Citroen C-1 2009 5 Door One private owner only 69,000 Km (43,000 Mls) looks great in sunburst red, small automatics are very scarce its only €4,995 952 838 842 /608 950 221 billbrady

For daily news visit DIESEL Renault Clio 1.5 DCI 3 Door hatch back 2009 from private owner metallic black, parking sensors, privy glass looks nice and sporty with great economy, its only €4,995 952 838 842 /608 950 221 AS NEW (Special Order) Automatic / Diesel Seat Alhambra Seven seats. Nov 2016 Only 8,000 Klm. (5’000 Mls) Touch electric side doors, Apple touch and sat-nav, sensors all round front back sides etc. Climate control, cruise control, parking cámera privy glass, lots more to many to list here, a perfect family M.P.V. Save a fortune on a top quality family car remember this is not ex-rent or lease cost 35,000 € Was selling for 27,995€ NOW ITS ONLY 26,995€ 952 838 842 608 950 221 bill GREAT buy Toyota Aygo 1.0 Live 2010 one private owner only 34’000 Klm (21’000 Mls) S/History airconditioning looks great in sunburst red look at this low price only 3,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill PEUGEOT 208 Blue HDI 1.6 5 Door 2015 bought and full service history from Peugeot one private owner sat-nav, reverse camera, cruise control, lots of extras and its only 8,995€ 952 838 842 608 950 221 2007 TRANSIT CONNECT in good all round condition. Electric Windows, Air Con. One local owner. €2,995 Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 2011 FIAT DOBLO 1.3 CDTi DIESEL. Very economical. Only 135,000klm. In very good condition throughout. One local owner. €4,995. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 1998 MERCEDES C240 ELEGANCE This car must be seen, only 160,000klm with service history. Metallic blue with cream leather trim. Lots of extras. Drives perfectly. First to call will buy €2,995. Tel: 695 559 939 2007 FORD FOCUS Diesel Estate. Only 160Km. In very good condition all round. Alloys, Air con, New ITV, Service history. €3,995. Tel: 695 559 939.

VAN 2010 Dacia Logan Renault 1.5 DCI Diesel only 130,000 KLM, Twin side doors full roof rack new ITV Air Con €3,450. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 2002 MITSUBISHI Shogun Longwheel Base 2.5 Diesel, 7 seater Top Model super exeed air con, in very good condition throughout €3,750. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 2007 SEATCordoba 1.9 TDI Brand new Tyers and new ITV, Alloys, air con, very good condition throughout excellent Driver €3,450. Tel: 695 559 939 CONVERTIBLE 2007 Opel Astra Alloy Air Con 1.9 CDTI 6 Speed Diesel, excellent condition throughout, new Itv, very economical €5,995. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 2006 SAAB 93 convertable RHD on English, new MOT and Tax, really nice car, low mileage, 6 speed, leather trim €2,995. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) BIG VAN 2009 Renault Master 120 DCI 6 speed LHD on English plates long wheel base High Roof with light weight tail gate only 120,00 KLM Air con New MOT and TAX €6,750. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) AUTOMATIC 2007 Fiat Grand Punto Diesel Automatic, new ITV 140,000 KLM, 5 Door in very good condition throughout, climate Alloys, new tyres €3,450. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 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 (254317) MINI BUS MERCEDES VITO. Year 2011. 313 CDi automatic. Right hand drive on Spanish plates. 120,000 miles. New ITV. Very good condition throughout. 9-seater. €9,750. Tel: 695 559 939 (254317) 2011 Focus Trend 1.6tdi 209kms €5,500. 2010 Fiesta Trend 1.4tdi 129kms €4,200. 2011 Punto Evo 1.2 79kms €4,200. More available call 677 079 805

6 - 12 December 2018 2010 Punto Dynamic 1.3 diesel 114k €3,400. 2013 Punto Easy 1.3 diesel 71k €4,300. 2014 Fiesta Trend 1.2 petrol 99k €5,600. All excellent condition. All prices plus IVA 677 079 805 (278447) VAN LUTON Fiat Ducato, LWB with taillift 2013, AirCon, 6 Speed Box, UK RHD, 2 Keys. Just arrived from UK €5,000 Tel: 0044 7403 200234 / 611 386 014 (282197) MERCEDES E250 CDI AMG Sport Automatic Convertible. Azure Blue. Cream leather seating. 33,000miles. Service History. Just services. Spanish plates, RHD. Immaculate condition. €22,500. Tel: 650 679 123 / 952 838 167 (282125) FORD Fiesta, 2013, 1.0L Ecoboost, Red, 39,000kms, ITV 2020. 1 lady owner. FSH. Excellent condition. €7,250. 632 633 406 (282192) OPEL Zafira, 2010, 7 Seater, 92,000kms, 2yrs ITV, 1.7 Petrol, Manual, 1 Owner, VGC. €7,995 ONO. 678 643 941 (282246)

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MECHANICS MOBILE MECHANIC will come to your home or work. Servicing, repairs, ITVs & diagnostics. Call Mick on 617 553 072 BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369

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WANTED, wanted, wanted!! All cars, all years, all models…from exotic to classic. Spanish, English, Dutch plated. Call us on 951 977 329 or 606 647 597. (281326)

MUSIC LIVE MUSIC with DAVID CHRISTIAN-CLARK specialising in Spanish Guitar for Weddings & Events, Gib to Nerja. Call 00 350 540 367 29. E-mail: davechris Search on YouTube & Google + for video-demos etc. (277271)


NAUTICAL - COURSES INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER LICENCE: Courses held in English and starts soon. RYA VHF and Radar Courses. 636 444 929 (279482)



SEAT Leon 1.9 Stylance Ecomotive, 2008. Very economical Diesel Car. Serviced yearly. Current ITV. Must be seen. €4,795 ONO. 626 426 642 (282198)

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. (200726) 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.b iz for a quotation (278681)

CARS, VANS, ANY REGISTRATION, INSTANT CASH, FINANCE/EMBARGO UK OR SPANISH 685 524 921 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. (254317)

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 (277244)

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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) LOW COST NEUTERING 630 197 435 (Eng) / 644 374 139 (Spanish) (279084)

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 where you can view all the dogs in our care. (93320) 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 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 at weekends 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 (93321) AT SOS ANIMAL REFUGE we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much 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 rehoming, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website 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) ARCH - Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses welcomes visitors and volunteers to our stables every day from 9-11am. 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. or info or Tel 656 935 613 or 659 408 664 Our Charity shop is located in Calle Melen-

dez 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)


MALAGA EXPAT CONSULTING - Paperwork Assistance, (NIE, Residencia, Driving Licence Renewal, Car Transfer, Doctor Registrations, Translation, Property Rental License and more), Relocation Advice. Outstanding service at competitive rates. Call Irina Saltmarsh 687 733 743

KENNELS CAT & DOG World Kennels and Cattery. 952 112 978 / 630 197 435. (279084) 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 anytime. 5 minutes from Fuengirola 679 786 669 / 952 464 947 / (242538) 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.petcares Find us on Facebook at Petcare Spain. (278403) LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. lagunaken Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983. (280597) WWW.STEFANIESKENNELS.COM Excellent Kennel & Cattery facilities Est. 1986 Viewing most Welcome 952 790 943 (282111)

PET TRANSPORT ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchau 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauf (276821) PET TRANSPORTATION by road. Fully DEFRA/OCA/TRACES compliant. Complete service by professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 (241623)


PROPERTY FOR SALE W W W . I N M O A N DALUZ.COM is always looking for realistically priced inland properties to sell to our interested buyers. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835

PLUMBING & repairs/descales, water heaters supplied and fitted same day. Will travel as Benalmadena based. NO job to small. Call Glen 669 073 773. (281331)

W W W . I N M O A N DALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets, fincas, village homes, apartments and villas. Legal building plots. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (258053)

PLUMBING. Leak detection & blocked drains. Tel 952 568 414 / 661 910 772 / (257090)

LOS BOLICHES 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment, 98m2, close to beach, shops & amenities. €189,500. 627 011 848

E M E R G E N C Y PLUMBER 24/7 Rapid Response. Blocked drains Water leaks. All urgent plumbing works. Covering all the Costa & Inland. 603 109 212 (281382)


PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STARLIGHT PROPERTY. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 689 819 592


BUSINESS cards, flyers, posters, magazines, design, canvas, exhibition equipment, signage, vehicle branding Eyeprint: 951 310 395 www.eye with offices all along the coast (259024) C R E A T I V E 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.creative or follow us on Facebook (278561)

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LONG TERM RENTALS AVAILABLE and also wanted. Super prices, no commission. Apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas, shops, offices, bars, restaurants. Coast & inland. Tlf 679 111 522 BENALMADENA charming sunny 1 bedroom apartment, fully furnished, 2 pools, parking. Long Term €580pm. Close to amenities. 607 019 444 or e-mail lynntrans56@ya (282191)

PROPERTY WANTED 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) WE HAVE clients actively looking for villas, townhouses & apartments from Torremolinos to Calahonda. Call Joe 626 864 683 (276690)


MAR MANAGEMENT Join our Property Management Services. Holiday Rentals. Commitment and References. www.marmanage 622 580 866 (278479)

PROPERTY TO LET MARBELLA, BANUS, Luxury 2 & 3 bedroom apartment by Marina. Private garden. Pools, Garage. Long-Term let. Visit www.apartamentosbanus.c om reference ‘Garden’ / 637 439 222 (281841)


NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 20th December. Space available each way. Tel. 639 928 090 (258054) EUROPE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (277262) USA SPECIALIST Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (277262) STORAGE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combi (277262) LOCAL and INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (277262)

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 k (276485) 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. LOCAL & International Removals Regular Schedules 952 816 582 move@frein (257824) HIGH TOP VAN going from Spain to UK and return. Reliable Service. Call Graham 620 353 594 for details. E-Mail vgcasacolor

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ANDALUCIA International Removals & Storage. Contact 658 568 589. See our Main Advert in Services Pages (278573)

6 - 12 December 2018 JDS EURO TRANSPORT & REMOVALS - Regular trips throughout Europe. Contact Julian 00 44 7884 908 929/00 34 637 066 114 See Facebook Page for recommendations (276418)

MAN AND VAN MAN & LARGE VAN, 100% reliable, Removals, Clearances. Ikea collection & assembly. 20€ per hour. Tel: 622 020 856 (246758)


CARPENTRY CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens. Bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years’ experience. Very reliable. 677 087 575


HANDYMAN & VAN – Small removals, clearances. Ikea collection & assembly. Experienced & Reliable. €20 hourly – 603 257 612 (281246)

FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 499 944

MOVEIT-STOREIT.COM Tel David 696 810 618


BIG VAN (Removals) UKEurope. Always on time. 100% reliable €25 PH 633 277 270 (279080) 2 MEN, Van €30 p hour. House Clearances & Storage. 651 081 610 (276419)

STORAGE STORAGE Marbella Dry Secure 952 816 582 move@freinternation (257824) STORAGE lowest price guaranteed. Packaging materials Self-Storage Marbella 952 811 311 (278691) Tel David 696 810 618 (259433)

ROLLER/SHUTTERS ACE OF SHADES - PERSIANA (security shutter) electric and manual, various colours available including wood effect, we also offer a repair service. Make your home more secure! Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / in (101730) ROLLER shutter repairs, 7 days a week, conversion from manual to motorised, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (280561)

CURTAINS, Blinds, Upholstery, Soft furnishings made to measure, wide range fabrics and foam 672 800 887 judein


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SIGNS & DESIGNS EYEPRINT – 951 310 395 (259024) SHOP signs, vehicle signs, banners, window signs, 603 464 582, www.signd (257068)


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PART-TIME ADMIN office person required for general office duties. Must speak English & Spanish, be based in San Pedro area. Experience preferred. Contact 952 781 939 (281892) MALE ACTORS (Native English speaking) for spectacular musical playing May 2019, confirmed venue. 657 979 799, facebook:musical80 You’ll love the experience! (282190)


EARN 75€-400€ weekly, flexible hours from home working with a leading Swedish health & beauty brand. No selling required or experience needed as full training given. Apply now at (277919) YOUR FUTURE STARTS TODAY! We are looking for enthusiastic business partners. Flexible hours, full training and on-going support. Fantastic earning potential. If you’re looking for a better work/life balance call today Phil Cony 643 781 651


CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or rosan (257839)



SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal For Large Glazed Areas To Reflect Heat / Glare And Stop Furniture Fading And Still Keep The View. Save Heat In The Winter Too Improve Your Living Environment. ian@solarshadet Tel Ian 958 496 571 / 644 546 176 (258409)

SPORT GOLF SHARE Las Brisas €18000. Offers 617 333 777


EXPERIENCED Medium and Spiritual Healer. Tarot readings and individual healing sessions, in person or at distance. Call or text Amanda 686 617 621 (282126) GRAND Powerful African Spiritualist. I solve most difficult problems, I specialise in Love issues, keeping your love by you, getting back your old love, sexual impotence 664 745 587 (282136)

SOLAR Solar Hot Water Systems. Quality Guaranteed. All Areas, Envirocarespain since 1996. 952 663 141 670 409 759. www.envirocares info@enviro c a r e s p a i n . c o m (281338)

TAROT READING African Spiritualist. Voodoo. Black and White Magic. LOVE ISSUES? Bring Back Your Love? Business and Economy Problems? Family Matters? Sales? Sport? Protect From Evil? Feel Like You Cannot Go On? Etc. Mr Syla has a rapid solution within 24h result – Tel. 663 483 489 (278787)

TEACHING POOL MAINTENANCE, repairs, friendly, reliable service. Estepona, Malaga, inland re-grouts, heaters. 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 (257044) M aintenance, Repairs & Renovations. Also, the very latest technology in pool heaters, covers & rollers. 650 348 785 (257069) WESTARPOOLS. Pool construction, renovation, repairs and heating. 619 246 372 / www.westar (277920)

ADVANCED Cleaning Services. Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning, 28 years’ experience, wet/dry clean. Honest, reliable. 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 ac (253107) UPHOLSTERY including leather cleaned also carpets. 685 524 921 (253107) CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206437) RUGS FITTED CARPETS, Upholstery Including Leather Cleaned On Site 685 524 921 (252581)

WASHING MACHINES WASHING Machine Repairs by qualified Engineers.For a rapid response call Melec Costa 952 493 426/627 120 352 (281317)


TV & SATELLITE REPAIRS – TV’s, Plasmas, LCD’s, Digi – Boxes, Video, Hi-Fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 years’ experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (281211)


POOL HEATERS, covers and rollers. Quality inatallations. Free quotations. All areas covered. Over 20 years’ experience. EnviroCare. 952 663 141/670 409 759 www.envirocarespain.c om (281338) JUSTPOOLS.ES 8x4m pool 90€ inc. 10x5m pool 100€ inc. Re-grout 8x4 500€ inc Full liability insurance. 952 472 476 / 619 636 586 (258615)


P.P.S – PVC Door & Windows. Persianas & Glass Curtains. All supplied & fitted. Good Quality, Reliable & Reasonable rates. Damp Proofing also carried out 631 571 108 (281212)


OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS. All languages. 952 789 204. Mobile 654 613 094. sanpedrotransla (279016)

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MOBILE SERVICE. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571 – 644 546 176 (256591)

CLASSIFIEDS XXX RELAXATION Please note that in Spain there is NO legislation banning adverts in this section. Neither regional nor national governments are able to pass such a law due to rules governing freedom of publication and printing. READERS OF A SENSITIVE DISPOSITION MAY FIND SOME OF THE ADVERTISEMENTS IN THIS SECTION OFFENSIVE.

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RAQUEL. Young Brazilian brunette, sexy. Paseo Maritimo Fuengirola 626 039 574

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ESTEPONA/ Guadalmina. Sandra, Brazilian, very horny All services. 24 hours. 604 109 768

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MARBELLA Carmen, Mature, all services. Avenida Arias Maldonado Edf Iberest 1, Apartment 3 G 602 475 138 (282200)

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CASSIE. Mature English Lady. Discreet and clean. Fuengirola. 667 914 732 951 219 946

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LOS BOLICHES beautiful Brasilian, 43, sexy, exotic and enjoy sex. 604 340 856 (282248)


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TRANSEXUAL Sophia, beautiful brunette, active/passive, great bust, well hung. 662 045 252. abiagg Fuengirola (246734)

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ESTEPONA. Beautiful transvestite, luscious, milky. Outcalls 24 hours. Visa 660 874 904

CALAHONDA BEACH Monika sophisticated mature petite lady, offers a discreet and relaxing time, no rush 658 039 189 (281254)

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ESTEPONA Vicky Spanish young elegant sexy Body massage Fantasies Full services 656571749 FUENGIROLA: Irina beautiful blonde. Qualified masseuse. Massage and all services. Whatsapp 615 673 668 - 674 819 249 BOLICHES. Perla spectacular mature blonde. All services. Outcalls. 611 370 608 FUENGIROLA. Carolina, blonde, elegant, relaxing massage, full erotic massage. Whatsapp. Message: 634 797 230 ESTEPONA Claudia mature, 150 breast, superluscious. No limits. Appointments. 619 834 169

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MOTORING FACT TO build a car that remains at the very top of its class even when it’s at the end of its life, after new rivals have come and gone, is some feat. Even as the last Ford Fiesta bowed out, it was still winning group tests, still earning itself fivestar reviews, and still at the top of many hot hatch buyers’ want list. The latest Fiesta ST is available with three or five doors, both of which come with the same 197bhp, 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo engine. The improvements Ford has made in the interior become immediately apparent on climbing inside. Gone is the old, plasticky dashboard littered with buttons, with a too-small infotainment screen. Although it is not exactly upmarket, the dashboard is more userfriendly, more modern and better finished, with some smart sections of black plastic drawing your attention away from the hard, brittle plastic lower down. In the front the chunky Recaro




“New Ford Fiesta ST:

French authorities stopped the Paris-Madrid race in Bordeaux in 1903 after 10 were killed, including Marcel Renault, leading to a French ban on road races.

Class is permanent s e a t s o ff e r f a b u l o u s s u p p o r t a l l round, enclosing you within deep bolsters and keeping you wonderfully comfy. But this leaves slightly less room in the back than is ideal, and the boot could be a little bigger too. However, as with all versions of this model, the extraordinary driveability of the Fiesta ST soon m a k e s y o u f o rg e t about any foibles. Put your foot down away from

FEISTY FORD: The new ST delivers once again.

t h e l i g h t s a n d t h e S T ’s p o t e n c y comes into play, the steering wheel gliding in your hands as the front

wheels effortlessly grip the tarmac. The Sport driving mode gives you sharper throttle and opens up

the exhaust to deliver more engine noise, while race disengages traction control to really put the car in your hands. The nose still responds beautifully to the steering, which is incredibly accurate and perfectly weighted. Overall the new ST is exhilarating, addictive and beguiling, just like the old model was.


Tanking it IF you’ve somehow managed to put the wrong fuel in your car, don’t panic, these things happen. But whether you’ve realised your mistake 30 seconds in, or not until you’ve filled the tank it makes no difference, the entire tank will need to be drained. The most important thing above all else is not to start your car, as this will make the fix simpler and less expensive. If you’ve had your wits about you in this way, notify the fuel station attendant and hopefully they’ll help you push your car to the station’s car park. From there you will be able to call your roadside assistance provider who will be able to come and assist. But if you’ve already driven a short distance before realising your mistake, you will need to have your vehicle towed to a mechanic. This is where the costs can mount as it’s likely that you will need a new fuel tank, new fuel lines, fuel filters, pumps and injectors, though this depends on

FUEL FOR THOUGHT: It is worth being extra careful at petrol stations. the vehicle. Unfortunately misfuelling isn’t covered by your warranty or insurance, and you’ll need to let your dealer know what has happened.

Most fuel filler caps will have a sticker stating what fuel the vehicle should be filled with, and there are also products with safety latches designed to block the wrong pumps going in.

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Premier League Preview

Arsenal rule demolition derby maintain their 100 per cent home record in the league this season. All seemed to be going to script when Bernardo Silva smashed them ahead early on, but without Sergio Aguero they lacked a killer instinct and Simon Francis swept in a perfect cross for Callum Wilson to level for the Cherries just before half-time. However, Raheem Sterling del i ver ed agai n wi t h a poached effort, before Illkay Gundogan’s close-range finish made sure of the points with 11 minutes remaining. Other fixtures this weekend will see Burnley host Brighton, Newcastle entertain Wolves and West Ham t ake on Cr yst al Palace.

FINE FORM: Arsenal’s PierreEmerick Aubameyang is making his mark this season.

Kenny and Nelson strike gold BRITAIN’S Laura Kenny and Emily Nelson claimed madison gold on the final day of the UCI Track World Cup in Berlin. Four-time Olympic champion Kenny was a late replacement after Katie Archibald withdrew following her omnium crash during her gold medal win on Saturday. Kenny and Nelson had Britain’s sole podium finish on the final day in Germany, and the fifth of the weekend. Sunday’s race was halted with 54 laps to go after a crash involving Italy’s Letizia Paternoster. When racing resumed, Kenny and Nelson consistently scored highly in the sprints. In the closing moments, Danish duo Julie Leth and Trine Schmidt took a lap to go top of the leaderboard but the British pair secured the double points victory on the final sprint to finish on 37, nine points clear.

La Liga Preview

Real revolution continues REAL MADRID kept up their remarkable renaissance with a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Bernabeu. An eighth minute Daniel Wass own goal and Lucas Vazquez’s late strike earned Real boss Santiago Solari his sixth win from seven games since he took over. Gareth Bale had a shot brilliantly saved by Neto, and Karim Benzema volleyed wide early in the match. Defeat for Valencia leaves them 13th in the table, while Real Madrid are fifth but looking upwards. Los Blancos next face Huesca while Valencia will host Sevilla. Barcelona moved above Sevilla to the top of La Liga in securing a comfortable 2-0 win over Villareal. Pique headed in Ousmane Dembele’s cross for the opener, and youngster Alena scored his first ever league goal when he chipped the ball over Sergio Asenjo from Lionel Messi’s through ball. It was only the second win in five games for Barca, while Villareal remain one place outside the relegation zone with one win in eight. The Catalans will next travel to Espanyol, while Villareal will host Celta Vigo. Atletico Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga after drawing 1-1 at Girona. Girona forward Cristhian Stuani struck the

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an important 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead early on when Pedro slotted home from N’Golo Kante’s pass and they could have had more in the first half had Sergio Rico not twice denied Olivier Giroud. Fulham threatened to find an equaliser in the second half as Ch els e a s truggle d for fluency, but subs tit ute Loftus Cheek made the win safe when he fired p a s t R ic o a fte r a n in tric a te pa s s ing mo ve w ith Ede n Hazard and Pedro. Chelsea next face a testing tie against league leaders Manch es te r C ity, w hile Fulham will travel to Manchester United. Ma n C ity ha d to work hard to see off Bournemouth 3-1 and

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UNAI EMERY’S Arsenal side produced a wonderful attacking performance to overpower London rivals Tottenham 4-2 at the Emirates. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners ahead before an Eric Dier header and Harry Kane penalty saw Spurs surprisingly ahead at the break. But Aaron Ramsay and Alexandre Lacazette were introduced for the second half, and the Wels hma n so o n se t u p A u b a me y an g fo r th e equaliser. Then Lacazette’s deflected shot beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, before the outstanding Lucas Torreira sealed a fine victory for Arsenal. Arsenal next host Huddersfield while Tottenham will travel to Leicester. Liverpool’s Divock Origi scored a bizarre 96th minute goal in dramatic circumstances as an uncharacteristic Jordan Pickford error gifted the Reds a 1-0 victory over Everton. The feisty derby was heading for a draw when Pickford mishandled a sliced Virgil van Dijk shot, allowing Origi to head home the loose ball. It sent Jurgen Klopp sprinting onto the pitch to hug goalkeeper Alisson, but was harsh on Everton who had played with adventure. Liverpool will next face Bournemouth away, while Everton will entertain Watford. Chelsea overcame a spirited Fulham to claim


REAL RECOVERY: Real Madrid are transformed under their new manager. opener from the penalty spot after he was fouled by keeper Jan Oblak. Atletico were on course for a first domestic defeat since September 1 but a Jonas Ramalho own goal denied the home side. Atletico will next face Alaves, while Girona will take on Athletic Bilbao. Other fixtures this weekend will see Leganes host Getafe, Eibar entertain Levante, and Rayo Vallecano travel to Real Betis.


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WITH less than two weeks to go until the official unveiling of the 2019 Vuelta a España route, pieces of the puzzle continue to fall into place. Visits to Andorra and France are already on the cards, and Bilbao and Los Muchucos have now been added to the route. The Minister for Employment, Industry and Tourism, Isaac Pola, has also revealed that the Vuelta will be spending three days in Asturias. The stretch is set for the end of the second week, September 7, 8 and 9 and will see the riders tackle two summit finishes. With its challenging climbs, the Vuelta has visited Asturias on several occasions and this year’s race featured summit finishes at Praeres de Nava and Lagos de Covadonga. In 2019, the Alto de Acebo and Puerto de La Cubilla will play host to the two summit finishes, while the third stage finish will be held in the Asturian capital of Oviedo.

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Vuelta to hit Bilbao

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FIRE AND FURY: The fight has captured the world’s attention.

Fury takes Wilder to the limit BRIT GRIT: Simon Yates will be looking to defend his Vuelta title next year. It will be the first time since 1987 that the Vuelta has visited Oviedo, the home of Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso. The 2019 Vuelta España will start in Torrevieja on

August 24 and will spend three days in Alicante Province. The full route of the race will be officially revealed in a ceremony in Alicante on December 19.

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TYSON FURY’S shot at completing an incredible return to the top of world boxing saw him survive two knockdowns in a thrilling draw with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles. In one of the most absorbing heavyweight contests for years, the Briton was floored in the ninth round and brutally dropped in the 12th, but somehow got to his feet to survive for the final two minutes of the fight. Fury had shown plenty of the evasive, counter-punching skill that made his name be-

fore his 30-month spell away from the sport, and he enjoyed success in the middle rounds. But in the 12th he hit the canvas after a savage combination by his American opponent, just making the count and surviving to the bell. The fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113, but many experts felt that Fury had been the better boxer. “The Gypsy King has returned,” said Fury. “I’m a professional athlete who loves to fight. He is a fearsome fighter. The world knows the truth.”


6 - 12 December 2018 MARK HUGHES has been sacked as Southampton manager after only eight months in charge, leaving the Saints 18th in the table while first-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis has been installed as interim manager.



SPANIARD Jon Rahm recorded seven birdies to win the Hero World Challenge by four strokes in the Bahamas. Rahm, who led overnight with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, posted a bogeyfree seven-under 65 to finish on 20 under. Britain’s Justin Rose was in sight of the world number one spot after a 65 but F inau d e n i e d h i m with a birdie a t t h e l a st f o r s o le possession of second. Tourn a m e n t h o st Tig er Woods was 17th in the 18man field after a closing 73 left him at one under. Rose, 38, who was five shots off the lead in a share of eighth going into the fi-

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Rahm rocks Bahamas HEROIC WIN: Rahm was in sparkling form during the tournament.

nal round, holed a putt from off the green at the 11th for

his fourth birdie of the day.

He drained a 15-footer to eagle the 15th and birdied

the par-three 17th from five feet, but saw another birdie

chance from 12 feet, for a round of 64, finish on the edge of the cup. Needing a three-way share of second place to regai n t he t op spot he f i r st earned in September, it left him in sole possession of the runner-up spot at that st age af t er Fi nau m ade a double bogey at the 14th. But the American picked up two shots in the closing four holes to ensure that compatriot Brooks Koepka, who was not pl ayi ng t hi s week, remained at the top of the rankings as Rose finished third. Bi g- hi t t i ng Rahm , t he first Spaniard to play in the 20-year history of the event, m oved ahead af t er f our birdies in his opening nine holes in Albany. The 24- year- ol d wor l d number eight, part of Europe’s triumphant Ryder Cup t eam i n Sept em ber, wrapped up his third individual title of the year, the sixth of his blossoming career.

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