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Abuse help

THE British Embassy plans to trial a scheme to help vulnerable or abused women while they are out and about on the Costa del Sol. British Consul for Southern Spain Charmaine Arbouin said ‘Ask for Angela’ would be trialled in some Marbella bars before being rolled out if successful. The initiative, which has been adopted across Britain, sees hotels, bars and restaurants signed up to the scheme offer free assistance to any woman who feels at risk.

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NEWS EXTRA Cleaning strike off A COMPANY contracted to clean roads in Fuengirola has struck a deal with workers to raise pay and improve conditions leading to unions calling off strikes planned for this week.

Tourist stats ALMOST one in every three tourists who visited Andalucia during the first three months of this year came to Malaga Province, according to the Junta’s Statistics Institute.

Film show A TOTAL of 517 videos have been entered for Malaga City’s upcoming 4K festival which showcases short films in ultra-high definition from directors across the world, including from Britain, the US and China.

Re-election bid Mayor appeals for foreign votes MAYOR of Marbella Angeles Muñoz revealed that transport, beaches and first class healthcare are the Popular Party’s priorities during a special presentation for foreign residents yesterday (Wednesday, May 15). The mayor canvassed for nonSpanish votes during a presentation at the Beach House in El Rosario ahead of local elections on May 26, and was joined by Alcadia de Las Chapas councillor, Carlos Alcala Belon, and El Rosario urbanisation president, Darren Sands. She said: “There are around 40,000 foreign people living in Marbella, but the problem is the majority are not so involved in local politics. Only 1,000 non-Span-

VOTE CALL: Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz canvassed for support. ish people actually do vote but far, far more are actually entitled to.”

Muñoz said PP ensured parking is now free for hospital patients and visitors, that €12 million has been set aside to finish Marbella’s new hospital and there will be a new and bigger health department in Las Chapas with extra doctors and nurses together with a paediatrician. Free transport within Marbella has been introduced and there are plans to improve links further afield. Darren Sands said: “There are 800 urbanisations in Marbella and the Popular Party wants to support them far more than has been done in the past. “The main agenda is to move forward and make Marbella shine again.”

Freddie Starr dies FREDDIE STARR, the British comedian, impressionist and singer, has died aged 76 at his home on the Costa del Sol according to his manager.

His manager confirmed the news on Facebook last Thursday. Coroners told Euro Weekly News on Friday that post-mortem tests showed he had died of coro-

nary heart disease. A British funeral director has offered to repatriate his body and hold a service for free after his family struggled to pay a Spanish burial.


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Ask for Angela WOMEN can ask staff at venues for ‘Angela’ when they feel in danger. Workers will then either call the police, get a taxi, or help women out of the premises, depending on the situation. The British Embassy in Spain said they would see if the pilot scheme helps vulnerable women. British Consul Charmaine Arbouin said: “Sexual violence may not be a huge problem here in Andalucia, but one case of abuse is one too many. “We hope Ask for Angela can help assist in wider prevention efforts.”

Beach death A 64-YEAR-OLD man has died while swimming off a beach in Torremolinos on Sunday. Emergency services said they received several calls from other bathers after the man was pulled from the sea at the Bajondillo beach. Some tried to revive the 64-year-old before personnel could arrive. Medical personnel were joined by National and Local Police officers for the call out. Medical staff confirmed the man had drowned at sea and was dead when they arrived.


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Immigration ‘fraud’ bust


NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested eight suspects in Malaga Province along with five others in connection with the forging of residency documents. Investigators found more than 50 applications to renew residency were received from people who had never lived in Spain, with the group allegedly charging them about €8,000 each.

Ambulance call A MEDICAL workers’ trade union has called on the Andalucian Health Service (SAS) to provide more ambulances and personnel on the Costa del Sol. The CCOO’s call comes as figures showed there is one ambulance for every 50,916 people in the region compared to others in Malaga Province which have one for every 9,170.

Brit art show WORKS from the British street artist Banksy are set to be exhibited in Malaga City on Friday May 24, with some being shown in Spain for the first time. The Art of Protest exhibition is set to feature more than 40 murals, sculptures, videos, photographs and other works from the enigmatic artist.

Two held OFFICERS with the National Police have arrested two suspects aged 21 and 54 in connection with the alleged theft of more than €600,000-worth of jewellery in Marbella. Police sources said the items, which were a sample of the jeweller’s products, were stolen from a car near to the shop in the city.

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SPANISH Foreign Minister Josep Borrell was in Torremolinos on Friday to campaign alongside the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) mayor Jose Ortiz who is seeking re-election. Ortiz, who became mayor in 2015, is up against the conservative Partido Popular’s (PP) Margarita del Cid and others in the local election on Sunday May 26.

LOCAL POLICE officers in Malaga City have arrested a 53year-old suspect in connection with alleged threats made to three teenage girls with a knife and wooden club. Police sources said the girls, aged between 12 and 14, were threatened after trying to buy tobacco underage, with proceedings since sent to the courts.



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Letters 65 Time Out 69-72 Health & Beauty ANCIENT SCULPTURE: The Dama de Elche is on display in Madrid’s National Archaeological Museum.

Museum marvel THIS picture of one of Spain’s most famous artefacts comes as the world marks International Museums Day on Saturday. The Dama de Elche (Lady of Elche) is currently held in Madrid’s National Archaeological Museum. It is believed to date from the 4th century BC and is thought to represent an ancient goddess. The sculpture takes its name from the town of Elche in Alicante Province, Valencia where it was discovered in 1897. Manuel Campello Esclapez found

the Dama de Elche on August 4, 1897. Campello Esclapez is said to have uncovered it while clearing land in the La Alcudia area for farming. It was initially acquired by the Louvre in Paris before being returned to Spain in 1941. It was moved to the National Archaeological Museum in 1971 and was loaned to Elche in 2006. The Dama de Elche is thought to have been painted in bright colours when it was originally made. Historians and archaeologists believe it was made by Punic-Iberians, a hybrid cul-

Violent gang concerns MALAGA Province Attorney’s Office has warned that criminal organisations are able to act with impunity on the Costa del Sol as figures showed gang violence is on the rise. The Attorney’s Office said gangs were being drawn to the Costa del Sol because it is near Morocco, making it ideal for drugs smugglers. It comes as figures from prosecutors showed 95 cases were opened into homicide and murder in 2018, 44 per cent more than the previous year.


The Attorney’s Office said the techniques used by gangs to target their rivals were becoming more dangerous. They referred to two cases which saw someone targeted with explosives in Benahavis and San Pedro de Alcantara. It is believed the bombs, as well as another one which was found on a Marbella urbanisation and did not go off, were planted as part of wider disputes between rival gangs.

ture of pre-Roman Spanish natives and settlers from North Africa. The sculpture is thought to represent the Carthaginian goddess Tanit and the design also has Ancient Greek features. The artefact has become synonymous with ancient Spanish history. It featured on the one-peseta banknote in 1948. It has also inspired art including in French painter James Tissot’s Jephthah’s Daughter, produced shortly after the sculpture’s discovery. Tissot based other works on the Dama de Elche.

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Fire damage ‘millions’ A FIRE which started in Coin in 2012 before spreading and torching swathes of the Costa del Sol caused about €39.6 million in damage, a group of experts has found. Those tasked with assessing the costs of the fire presented their findings to Coin’s Third Court of Instruction this week. The court is handling the inquiry into the fire which broke out on August 30, 2012 and torched some 8,225 hectares of land, killed two people and in-


jured 55 others. It began in the Barranco Blanco area of Coin, but later spread to areas near Mijas, Alhaurin El Grande, Ojen and Monda. The expert’s report was drawn up to help calculate the amount of compensation different towns and cities would be entitled to. It estimated Mijas alone could claim €4.2 million. One man has been placed under investigation in connection with the fire. The probe continues.

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Flag appeal FUENGIROLA is set to appeal against the removal of blue flag status from three beaches. Mayor Ana Mula said the decision was taken for bureaucratic reasons and nothing to do with the ‘excellent’ quality of the Los Boliches-Gaviotas, Fuengirola and Castillo beaches. The removal of the status follows works on the beaches which included making them better for disabled bathers.

Cruise docks A CRUISE ship equipped with a submarine for its passengers docked in Malag a C ity o n S u n d ay with about 90 people on board. The Crystal Esprit ‘boutique yacht,’ which measures 82.2 metres long and 14 metres wide at the beam, docked after crossing the Atlantic from the Caribbean. Malaga City is its first stop on an eightday Western Mediterranean cruise.

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CONCERNS: Some of the slide’s riders were injured.

Council closes slide By Joe Gerrard ESTEPONA’S council has closed a new ‘urban slide’ a day after it opened due to safety concerns following some injuries. Red and white tape has been wrapped around the 38-metre-long slide to stop people from riding it after opening last Thursday and closed a day later. Several people reported injuries after using the slide, with one woman sharing a picture of grazed elbows on social media. One video

also showed a rider flying off the end. Estepona Council said in a statement it had ordered the company which built the slide to review its safety. The slide has a gradient which varies between 32 and 34 degrees and links Calle Reina Sofia to Calle Eslovaquia. It is the longest of its kind in Spain. It has become the subject of jokes and memes online and has even spawned a parody Twitter account with the description: ‘I don’t like people very much.’

‘Mafia’ drugs bust NATIONAL POLICE and Guardia Civil officers have arrested 44 people in connection with alleged mafia-sponsored drugs trafficking in Malaga and Cadiz provinces. Officers accuse one suspect of leading the smuggling oper-

ation from Sotogrande. Police claim he is a member of the Italian ‘Ndrangheta mafia clan. Another detainee was accused of belonging to the Spanish Los Castaña gang. Investigators also claim a prison officer at Alhaurin de la Torre




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was bribed as part of the smuggling. Police made arrests in Marbella, Torremolinos and Malaga City. They seized thousands of kilograms of hashish and marihuana, about €72,525 in cash and 12 firearms.

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LEGENDARY comedy duo Cannon and Ball raised the roof at Salon Varietes Theatre at the weekend during a fourday stint in Fuengirola. The double act was joined by famous faces Stu Francis and Johnnie Casson, fellow cast members in The Dressing Room, a play written by Bobby Ball. It follows the antics of four club land comedians joshing and squabbling backstage before each goes on to perform ‘front of house.’ The evening had special meaning for Helen Matthewman, from San Roque, Gibraltar. She originally met Cannon and Ball in 1981, and has been an avid fan and friend since. “I was 16 and went to watch their act on Great

ROCK ON: Comedy favourites Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon with EWN publishers Michel and Steven Euesden. Yarmouth pier with my sister Liz, who is half deaf and her friend Kerry, who is deaf,” she said, adding: “We got invited back stage by the magician Patricio, and we were introduced to Bobby Ball. “We all chatted away and we have stayed in touch ever since. Bobby really made us


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welcome and using mannerisms, made my sister and her friend laugh too.” Bobby, who introduced Helen to the audience as one of Cannon and Ball’s most loyal fans, told EWN: “Helen is now a good friend, we have known her for years and it’s lovely to see her again.”

MEMBERS of a medical trade union protested in Campanillas on Tuesday following a spate of attacks on doctors and nurses in Malaga Province. The Malaga Medical Union called on the Junta de Andalucia to take action

against such attacks. It comes as one patient allegedly verbally threatened a doctor and other staff after they refused to prescribe him with a drug which he was said to be addicted to. The incident was the fifth verbal or physical assault on staff this year.

Road crash delay AN accident involving two lorries and several other vehicles near Benalmadena caused tailbacks around 10 kilometres on the A-7 motorway on Monday. Malaga Province traffic management sources said the crash took place at around 3pm. The accident caused delays between kilometres 220 and 211 in the direction of Malaga City. A separate breakdown at kilometre 218 increased the hold ups, with traffic returning to normal at around 8pm.

Costa ‘Silicon Valley’ THE Junta de Andalucia plans to turn the Costa del Sol into a hotbed of innovation in the tourism industry like the US’ Silicon Valley technology hub. Juan Marin, Junta vice president and its tourism spokesperson, said the region-

al authority would invest some €650,000 into the Costa del Sol in the next three years. Some of the funds will go towards promoting the region as an international hub for business and technology to make it a world tourism leader.


NEWS EXTRA University conference ACADEMICS from 50 universities in 20 countries met in Marbella this week for the World Conference of Broward College, with Deputy Mayor Felix Romero saying the council was proud the city was chosen as host.

Vandal trial PROSECUTORS have called for a defendant on trial over the alleged vandalising of police officers’ cars with a key in Malaga City to be fined €9,000 and made to pay compensation if found guilty.

Autism help WORKERS in Marbella have begun building a new pioneering Day Centre for children with autism which is set to help them find work once they leave school as well as providing support for adults with the condition.

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Marbella United Nationalities Summit a success By John Smith

THE fourth Annual United Nationalities of Marbella (UNM) Summit took place at the Finca Amalur Alabardero on Tuesday. O rg a n i s e d b y E W N c o l u m n i s t and Marbella Now’s Nicole King and supported by host Georgina Shaw it brought together representatives of the more than 120 nationalities who live and work in the city. Each year the turnout increases and there was a very large audience who participated in what was not just a presentation but a discussion about what can be done to help the young, the old and the dispossessed in Marbella. Those attending included local politicians, Consuls from Denmark, Honduras and Britain as well as a wide number of charities and businesses who just want to see Marbella become a better

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COMING TOGETHER: EIC pupils spoke of their concerns at the summit hosted by Nicole King (inset).

Footballer tribute MARBELLA paid tribute to footballer Juan Antonio Rodriguez ‘El Chino,’ who died three years ago at the age of 46. The mayor unveiled a plaque with his name on at the Las Chapas football pitch. ‘El Chino’ was a member of the Marbella football club ‘Atletico Marbelli’ before he passed away. The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, said: “We would like to pay tribute to a great man who is no longer with us, but whose memory will remain forever in the history of Marbella.”

and even more inclusive residence for those who live there. All present wanted to see ways in which the various communities could work together in order to make life even better for residents be they young, old or just lonely. Charities for the young and the old, those affected by medical problems and the hundreds of animals who are abandoned in the area were among those present. A ‘posse’ of youngsters from the English International College spoke about their commitment to environmental change and also about the problems and lack of opportunities for young teenagers in the area. The general feeling was that good intentions whilst admirable are only to be praised if people actually follow through with their ideas.


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NEWS EXTRA Tournament for cancer THE Yes for Life-United Against Cancer group has organised its second Blas Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament at Mijas Golf on Monday June 15 in aid of patients, with reservations costing €60. Call 952 476 843.

Next shows MEMBERS of the Thespa drama group are holding their final meeting of the season on Wednesday May 29 which is set to feature a performance of Saving Grace by Cliff Gillies and a three-course meal, tickets:

Culture event ISTAN’S council is holding its fourth annual Intercultural Encounter this Saturday in the Plaza de Andalucia in aid of the Cudeca cancer hospice, with visitors able to sample food from foreign communities in the town, from 1pm.

Animal day THE Animal Care España (ACE) charity is holding an Adoption Day at Fuengirola’s Parque Miramar on Saturday May 25 with the public invited to come, see the shelter’s dogs and adopt one if they like them.

FUNDRAISER: The team is playing in aid of Sarah Almagro Vallejo (centre).

Walking football A LOCAL walking football team are hosting their May Festival, their biggest tournament to date, at Benalmadena’s Polideportivo sports centre tomorrow (Friday May 17). Walking Football Spain (WFS) are hosting teams from Fuengirola, Benalmadena, San Pedro and Marbella and from Chorley and Manchester in Britain from 11am.

Ronnie Waugh, of WFS, said: “This promises to be an exciting and entertaining tournament with several derby matches. “The derby between the WFS San Pedro and Marbella teams should also be keenly contested too.” A raffle, a player’s reception, trophy and medal presentations and food and drinks are set to feature.

Age Concern A CHARITY for the elderly continues to hold three weekly gatherings. Age Concern meets in Mijas Pueblo every Thursday at the Julios Bartolobar between 11am and 1pm. Another meeting takes place in Los Boliches every Thursday in the Pensionista building 11am to 1pm, with one also at La Cala’s Peña Flamenca del Sur between 11.30am and 1pm. The charity is also hosting a lunch at El Pato de Pekin in Estepona port this Wednesday. For reservations call Tony on: 608 458 555. Age Concern is also looking for volunteers. For more information call: 652 527 615.

The tournament comes as WFS bids farewell to President Brian Gregory who will be at the event but is stepping down. Funds raised at the contest will go to Sarah Almagro Vallejo, a young local woman who lost her limbs to septicaemia last year. Entry to the event is free but a donation to Sarah is requested.

Fun day in aid of charity MARBELLA’S Trocadero rugby club is holding its Family Fun Day this Saturday in aid of AAA Marbella and the AVOI children’s charity. The event is being put on in association with Costa Gaels, a local Gaelic football team. Adults and children attending the fair will have the chance to take part in games. The event features a bake sale, fun fair, food, live music and more. Entry costs €5 and €10 for families.

Support call for walker LUX MUNDI has called for donations for a man currently walking 120 kilometres from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The Christian group said Mike Griffiths plans to arrive in the Galician capital tomorrow (Friday May 17). For info visit:


Science fair BENALMADENA is set to host its yearly Ibn Albaytar Science Fair today (Thursday May 16) in the town’s Plaza de la Mezquita. The council said this year’s fair, the 11th held in the town, would feature about 1,000 ‘student-scientists’ from 16 schools and nine other centres. It is set to see pupils share their scientific knowledge with the public and is open from 10am to 2pm and again from 5pm to 8pm. Elena Galan, Benalmadena Council’s education spokesperson, said: “Scientific education is essential in today’s society, both for the preparation of future scientists and for training citizens.”

Red Dress Run A LOCAL running club is holding its annual Red Dress Run in Mijas Pueblo in aid of a children’s charity today (Thursday May 16). Mijas Hash House Harriers are running in aid of Avoi. The charity looks after young patients at Malaga Maternal and Children’s Hospital and is aiming to improve a ward there. The run is due to begin at 1pm, with registration at Hotel Palmeras from 10.30am and entry costing €5. Red dresses are obligatory, including for men. Runners are set to share a giant paella after the race.

Knitted Knockers THE Knitted Knockers group has organised a joint event with a Spanish group in Malaga City to mark Worldwide Knitting in Public Day on Saturday June 8. The group, which knits prosthetic breasts for women who have had mastectomies, is working with Malaga Knits for the event. It takes place in the gardens of La Termica from 6pm to 8pm.

Venezuelan ex-minister arrested SPANISH police acting on a US warrant arrested Javier Alvarado Ochoa, a former Venezuelan minister, in Madrid. He is wanted on money-laundering charges involving Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA and is now in prison awaiting extradition, sources said. Alvarado was president of Bariven, a PDVSA subsidiary and in 2011, when the oil company had cash flow problems, he and a group of high-ranking executives allegedly asked suppliers for kickbacks in exchange for prioritising their payments. Alvarado was minister for Electric Power Development under Venezuela’s late president, Hugo Chavez, whose successor Nicolas Maduro described the US investigation as politically motivated. The ex-minister is the second high-profile Venezuelan to be detained in Spain in less than a month, following the arrest - again on a US warrant of Hugo Carvajal, former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, on drug trafficking charges. Maduro claims that Washington is trying to undermine his government with sanctions for PDVSA and several members of his government in an attempt to pressure him into allowing Opposition leader Juan Guaido to take office and call elections. Maduro retaliated by cracking down on Guaido allies after quelling an attempted uprising days ago.

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Sanchez resolves distressing incident ACTING Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez defused a tense situation as Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba lay in state in the Madrid parliament building. The former minister and vicepresident had died of a brain haemorrhage the previous day and as the public filed past to pay their last respects, a protester stood in front of the coffin and threw a handful of papers into the air. “I am not moving from here until I see the Defence minister or the president of the government,” he declared. “I want to talk to the head of the CNI,” he added, referring to Spain’s Intelligence Service. Sanchez, who was present, left his seat and said, “I am the president, come with me.” He then took the protester to an adjoining room, accompanied by

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DEFUSED: Sanchez was visiting Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba’s coffin when the protest took place. the minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Speaker Ana Pastor as Rubacaba’s visibly distressed family looked on. The president returned shortly after and government sources later revealed the protester had wanted to discuss a legal matter.

Granny for mayor A 95-YEAR-OLD woman in the Madrid region is running to be mayor of her town in local elections on Sunday May 26. Maria del Rosaro Charito is running against the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) incumbent to become mayor of Patones de Arriba.

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Crossfit goes to sea THE Juan Carlos I aircraft carrier is hosting the finals of the country’s biggest Crossfit competition. The 27,700-ton vessel, which is 232 metres long, is the biggest serving warship in the history of the Spanish navy. The ship will be moored at Quay Four in the Rota naval base for the three-day competition which begins tomorrow (Friday May 17) at 5pm, continuing until 9pm. On the second day, Saturday, the event takes place between 10am and 8pm and between 10am and 2pm on the third and final day, Sunday. Holding the championship on board the Juan Carlos is a demonstration of the Navy’s commitment to sport, competition sources said, and particularly Crossfit, the fitness regime created to train elite army, police and firefighting units. The activities will take place on the Juan Carlos I’s flight deck and the heavy vehicles garage while the swimming events will be held in the floodable well deck. Entrance tickets for spectators are on sale at the website.


Police bust ‘child porn’ network SPECIALIST SHOPS: Gave away free comics.

Comics for all MORE than 100 specialist shops in 34 provinces gave away 70,000 comics on Free Comic Day. This was the ninth year that Free Comic Day was celebrated in Spain, emulating an initiative that began in the US in 2002 to promote the ‘ninth art.’ In 2010, seven shops and six publishers took part, giving away 2,000 comics, rising to 15,000 by 2018 and 70,000 this year.

N ot a ll books hops limite d the ir giveaways to free comics but organised activities which included ‘meet and greet’ evens or signing sessions with authors. In Madrid, Akira Comics - one of the mos t importa nt in Spa in a nd awarded the Eisner Prize for the best specialist shop in the world - gave away batches of presents, each worth €300 to the first 10 people through their doors.

GUARDIA CIVIL and FBI officers have made 31 arrests and identified 145 victims in an operation against alleged child sex abuse on the Internet. Spanish police identified eight of the victims and made three of the arrests in connection with the allegations. The other detainees and victims are in the US. Police have closed the website used by the various criminal groups to abuse the victims. The vast majority of the victims are girls between the ages of eight and 14. All the groups used similar techniques to groom the children. The ‘hunters’ tracked them on social media using fake identities or pretending to be children. The victims were then led to the platform where ‘loopers’ encouraged them to perform sex acts on webcam while they were recorded. It all started as a game to gain the child’s trust. This investigation began in 2016 after the Guardia Civil received information from the FBI about the various paedophile groups using the website.


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BREXIT BRIEF Election latest CAMPAIGNING for the EU elections in Britain is now in full swing, with significant upsets anticipated as new Brexit-focused groups look set to siphon votes away from established parties. An Opinium poll for The Observer suggested Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party could win more votes than the Conservatives and Labour combined. The party polled at 34 per cent, ahead of Labour in second place with 21 per cent, the Liberal Democrats in third and the Conservatives in fourth. Conservative losses have by and large come from leave-supporting Tories ditching the party in droves ahead of the election on Thursday May 23. Labour has also suffered from the same effect, but to a lesser degree. The Liberal Democrats appear to have taken up the mantle of being the remain party after making extensive gains in local elections earlier this month. Change UK, formerly The Independent Group which was spawned by Labour and Conservative defections earlier this year, languishes in last place with 3 per cent. That party had originally sought to pitch itself as the leading advocate for remain, but has been dogged by scandals while struggling to build its identity and momentum.

Call for vote By Joe Gerrard THE possibility of Britain’s Brexit impasse being settled by a second referendum has increased after a leading Labour opposition’s figure said a deal would not pass without a public vote. Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said his party would be unable to provide Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with a workable majority without a second referendum. Starmer is currently leading talks for Labour with the ruling Conservatives which seek to reach a cross-party agreement on getting a deal through Westminster. “A significant number of Labour MPs, probably 120 if not 150, would not back a deal if it hasn’t got a confirmatory vote,” Starmer told British media. Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said it would be difficult to enforce a Brexit agreement without a second vote. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn also said another vote could be a ‘healing

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BREXIT EXTRA Post-Brexit comments THE head of Spain’s statebacked Navantia shipbuilder Susana Sarria has said she expects collaboration between Britain and her country to continue after Brexit due to both being members of NATO.

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THERESA MAY: Will need to find a consensus. process’ for the country, but added his party should not back remain outright. Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said his talks with senior government figures suggested May was ‘inching’ towards a second referendum. It comes as Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said a second referendum would be a ‘betrayal’ of the result of the 2016 vote. He added this week was ‘crunch week’ for the talks before

voters go to the polls on Thursday May 23. Downing Street sources said there was a ‘clear desire’ to reach a deal. May will need to find a consensus to put to parliament or face having a rerun of the indicative votes staged earlier this year. David Lidington, May’s de facto deputy, said the government was aiming to get a deal through Parliament by July 2.

THE deputy governor of the Bank of England says delays to Britain’s departure from the EU could harm the economy as businesses continue to hold off from investing due to ongoing uncertainty.

Fish talks SPAIN’S fisheries secretary Alicia Villauriz said the priority for talks between London and Madrid post-Brexit is to ensure Spanish boats can access British waters, and are unlikely to be affected by a no-deal outcome.

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AN animal rights group has spoken out after footage posted to social media showed a horse convulsing on the ground during Sevilla City’s feria. The horse reportedly fell last week while it and its rider were on their way to the fair. The Party against the Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) said the horse and others


Fury after feria horse falls were often subject to ‘gruelling and strenuous days’ while at the feria. “We must have fun without using and mistreating animals. Every year dozens of

horses die at the feria,” PACMA said. Footage posted to social media and shared by PACMA showed the horse writhing on the floor and kicking its hind

legs while being unable to get up. Some feria-goers traditionally ride horses while at the event. The animals are also used to pull carriages.

Royal Mother’s Day by Sally Underwood PRINCE HARRY and Megan Markle celebrated American Mother’s Day on Sunday by sharing a photograph of their new-born’s feet. The photograph showed oneweek-old Archie Harr i s o n Mountbatten-Windsor swaddled in a blanket and cradled in his mother’s arms. Alongside the photograph, which was shared to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram account, read the message: ‘Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South

Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe.’ The message added: ‘This is the first Mother’s Day for the Duchess of Sussex.’ Royal commentators believe the reference to mother’s ‘lost but forever remembered’ was a tribute to Prince Harry’s own

late mother, Princess Diana. The photograph also appears to have been taken in front of a bed of forget-me-nots, reportedly Princess Diana’s favourite flowers. The caption used American spellings of words including ‘honor,’ leading commentators to speculate whether the Duchess of Sussex had written the message herself. Credit: Instagram @sussexroyal/ Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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TRIBUTE PAID: Megan and Harry appeared to have paid tribute to Princess Diana in the image (inset).

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A very different kind of ballgame AT the El Martinet state school in Ripollet (Barcelona) pupils do not play football or basketball. Instead the sports court is surrounded by small heaps of earth where the primary school pupils make their own constructions with twigs and pieces of wood. When the school was built in 2004 the governors asked Cataluña’s Education department not to install the court. “It’s not that there is no

sport,” said the headteacher Isabel Trias, who explained that the 480 pupils play cooperative games where the purpose is not winning, but practising sport in the open air. As the school does not believe it is necessary to play traditional ballgames, no balls are allowed in the school. “They are associated with competitive games and the football kits encourage consumerism in chil-

dren,” Trias maintained. Although the school’s policies are approved by the school council and families and have official backing, the Education department insisted on installing the officially-required sports court. At one stage this was covered with earth, but the town hall ordered the school to remove it. “As you can see, the pupils use other areas,” Trias said. “It’s senseless.”

FIGURES DOWN: The number of bull-related events decreased in 2018.

Bullfighting figures SPAIN hosted 1,521 bull events in 2018, according to new figures. The number represents a slight decrease on the previous year, down by 32 fights and 2.1 per cent, according to the Ministry of Culture and Sports. Of these events, 369 - 24.3 per cent were bullfights, 169 - 11.1 per cent - were celebrations, 217 - 14.3 per cent - were bullfights using spears, and 219 - 14.4 per

cent - were festivals. The remainder were mixed events involving various activities. The majority - 77.9 per cent - of these events took place in Andalucia, Castilla y Leon, Castilla La Mancha, and the Comunidad de Madrid. The total number of bullfighters registered with the General Registry of Bullfighting was 9,723, of which 97.5 per cent - 9,484 - were men, and 2.5 per cent - 239 - were women.

Baited food left for pets PIECES of meat, ham and tortilla camouflaging sharp objects have been detected in Orense (Galicia) parks. Residents in the A Ponte district were alarmed when they discovered the baited food, clearly intended to injure or kill cats and dogs. A group of neighbours

reported to the police that they had saved a dog’s life by removing a piece of ham containing ‘an enormous nail’ from its mouth. Since then, the Local Police found more food containing needles, pins and nails and have warned the owners to take extreme

care when allowing their pets to go outside or walking dogs in public parks. According to the Progape animal protection society, it was the first case of this kind in Orense, although there had been episodes of poisoning in the past.

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Harbour extension MILLIONS of tons of concrete arrived on the coast of Britain last week to be used in a harbour expansion after sailing from Spain. The concrete caissons, each of which is 51 metres long and 16.5 metres high, arrived at Cromarty Firth port on the Scottish coast last week. They are set to be used in the almost €463 million Aberdeen Harbour expansion project.


Century’s 2nd-wettest April LAST April was the second wettest in Spain in the 21st century and saw the fourthhighest rainfall on record, according to data from the country’s meteorological agency AEMET.

AEMET figures showed an average of 96 litres of rain per square metre fell on Spain during April. That is 48 per cent higher than the 65-litre average recorded between 1981 and

2010. The rainiest day was Friday April 19, when 99 litres per square metre fell on the area around Alicante-Elche Airport. Parts of the Valencia and

Murcia regions saw more than three times their average amount of rainfall. Eastern provinces in Andalucia saw about double while Mallorca saw half the average amount.

Spain: Gibraltar ‘illegally occupied’ SPAIN’S Foreign Ministry said Britain’s control of Gibraltar amounts to an ‘illegal occupation’ as representatives from Madrid presented their case on the enclave to the UN. Foreign Ministry officials said the British enclave was a colony within its own borders and said its ongoing ‘occupation’ raises issues in the modern era. This comes as Spanish envoys travelled to Grenada to make the country’s case on the territory to the UN. They argued Gibraltar was different to others on the UN list of non self-governing territories because the principle of self-determination is often applied there. Almost 99 per cent of its voters rejected sharing sovereignty with Spain in a 2002 referendum. The UN meeting was also

‘COLONY’ CLAIM: Spain has made its case on Gibraltar to the UN. attended by Gibraltar Employment Minister Joe Bossano. He said UN resolutions did not cover retroactively applying a sovereignty claim which dates from three centuries ago. It comes as Spain recently got the EU to refer to Gibraltar as a colony in a document covering postBrexit visa arrangements.

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the time that the use of the term in relation to the enclave was ‘unacceptable.’ Spain has claimed Gibraltar since the enclave was seceded to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 following the War of the Spanish Succession.

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Talks continue By Joe Gerrard SPAIN’S prime minister has completed a round of talks with other party leaders as he continues to seek a coalition deal following April’s general election. Pedro Sanchez has not yet said which party or parties he will work with going forward. He met with the leaders of the conservative Partido Popular (PP), the centrist Ciudadanos and the leftist Podemos last week. PP leader Pablo Casado’s turn came first. By election day on Sunday April 28, it appeared the relationship between the two was in disrepair, with each trading heavy rhetorical blows in the run up to the vote. Their meeting appeared to show a thawing of relations, with the two agreeing to open a direct line of communication on the ongoing Catalan inde-

DEAL SEEKER: Sanchez (inset) held talks at the La Moncloa prime minister’s residence. pendence issue. Casado, who is still dealing with the fallout from the election which saw the PP score its worst result in its history, said his party would not back Sanchez’s reinvestment. Talks between Sanchez and Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera came next. Rivera offered to support Sanchez if he chose to reinstate Article 155 in Cataluña, the constitutional mechanism

used to suspend its regional government and impose direct rule in 2017. The Ciudadanos leader said his party would be a firm but loyal opposition force. He previously ruled out working with the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) while Sanchez remains its leader. Sanchez then met with Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias. Their talks follow 10 months

of PSOE and Podemos co-operation in the Congress of Deputies since PSOE came to power last June. Sources from both parties said they had built trust and understanding between them in that time, possibly laying the foundations for a coalition deal. Iglesias told reporters after the meeting he and Sanchez had ‘agreed to agree.’ Both sides said the meeting was positive and the two had been able to find common ground on a number of issues. Party sources suggest there will not be further meetings between the two until after local, regional and EU elections on Sunday May 26. But the two have agreed to work together during the Congreso investiture vote which Sanchez needs to win to stay on as prime minister. It is due to take place on Tuesday.

Local forecast THE left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) is on course to take control of several authorities in local and regional elections on Sunday May 26, new polling suggests. Spain’s Centre for Sociological Investigation (CIS) forecast PSOE would win in 10 of the 12 regions up for grabs, including in the conservative Partido Popular’s (PP) Murcia stronghold. PSOE is set to fall just short of an absolute majority, 16, in Sevilla City, winning between 13 and 15 council seats with 42.3 per cent of the vote. PSOE is also set to surge in Zaragoza City, becoming the second-largest party with between eight and nine councillors in a typically PP-safe city. The PP is still set to win there and get between nine and 10 councillors, but PSOE could join with other leftist parties to wrestle control from them. Regionalist party Compromis is set to win the most seats, between nine and 11, in Valencia City. PSOE looks set to come second with between six and eight councillors. City-focused parties Mas Madrid and Barcelona en Comu look set to be the largest parties in the Spanish and Catalan capitals. Poll tracker (EU elections): Partido Socialista (PSOE): 30.3 per cent, 20 seats Partido Popular (PP): 18.5 per cent, 12 seats Ciudadanos: 16.6 per cent, 10 seats Unidos Podemos: 11.4 per cent, seven seats Vox: 7.8 per cent, five seats


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weekends! Finally it feels like summer and El Chiringuito will open its doors for the weekends in May. Join us at the Puente Romano beach for the new season. Stunning sea views, delicious dishes with locally sourced products, trendy music and cocktail sipping - this is your lively Mediterranean destination 2019! The a la carte menu had a little revamp, but kept the authentic El Chiringuito dishes, including; smoked aubergine, seared tuna fresh from the wood fire grill, sea bass cooked in sea salt crust and Nebraska entrecote. So, are you ready to kick-start your weekend lunches? Welcome to the launch event this Saturday, May 18 with DJ Camilo Franco from Ibiza and a special curated 3-course menu. El Chiringuito Marbella is open in May on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 8pm Lunch is served between 1pm - 4.30pm

Find us on Instagram @elchiringuitomarbella

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Flight prices skyrocket FANS of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC face being left hundreds of euros out of pocket if they travel to watch the Madrid Champions League final after flight prices spiked. easy Je t f l i g h t s f r o m L o n d o n ’s Gatwick Airport to Madrid now cost €870 while return flights are priced at almost €855. The total cost of the trip is almost €1,724, with prices showing little to no variation across that weekend except on Saturday evening when they fall to about €54. The total cost of flights to and from L i v e r p o o l a l so c o s t ab o u t €1,724, according to easyJet’s website. An e a sy Je t sp o k e sp ers o n to ld British media: “We do not artificially incre a se t i c k e t p r i ce s aro u n d sporting events, prices are led by a strong demand for some flights due to con v e n i e n t sc h e d u le d flig h t times.” Tottenham is set to face Liverpool for the Champions League title on Saturday June 1. It is the first allEnglish final since 2008 when Manchester United beat Chelsea.

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Missing girl found NATALIA SANCHEZ, the Mallorcan student who went missing from Paris a week ago, has been found safe and well. The Erasmus student, who had two weeks of her course left in the French capital, was traced after a couple reported seeing her on a bus. The tourists claim the girl befriended them on a bus and was behaving unusually before asking them for help in getting out of Paris. They said they tried to reassure her but she became suspicious of them and left. The couple said they later realised she was the girl who had gone missing a week before and so alerted authorities, who were able to find her. The same day she had gone missing, Natalia is said to have posted a series of worrying messages to her social network pages, saying she felt ‘persecuted.’ After police tracked the girl down, she was admitted to a Parisian psychiatric hospital for several days.

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NATALIA SANCHEZ: The girl from Palmanova, Mallorca, was found safe and well.

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Growing number of interns SPAIN has around 70,000 interns, more than any other European Union country apart from Slovenia. This figure applies to interns who receive a salary and are registered with the Spanish Social Security system. The true figure is far higher as an internet study carried out by to coincide with International Interns Day found that 58 per cent of Spain’s interns receive no payment. The number of contracts has grown by 350 per cent since 2015 and there is now an intern for every 15 workers although three in every five are unpaid and approximately two in 10 are over 30. Of those who do receive a salary, 80 per cent said that this did not even cover basic expenses. But it is not all bad news for interns, as an analysis by the Public Employment Service found that 27 per cent of interns later joined the companies where they had been taken on for work practice.

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A smashing idea LAST March, Taste Atlas listed paella, salmorejo - gazpacho’s grown-up cousin - and sucking pig in the world’s 100 most popular dishes. N o w t h e N e w Yo r k Ti m e s h a s a d d e d i t s o w n recommendation of Huevos Rotos suggesting the dish can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Made famous by the Casa Lucio restaurant in Madrid this is a more upmarket version of the eggs-and-chips that appear in most Spanish households at least once a week. According to the New York Times, “Variations of this hearty fried egg-and-potato dish can be found throughout Spain, including the Canary islands, where it’s said to have originated. “ T h e re ’s a l w a y s a r u n n y e g g b u t w h e t h e r i t s i t s a t o p f r i e d p o t a t o ro u n d s , F re n c h f r i e s o r c r u n c h y c h i p s v a r i e s b y re g i o n a n d p e r s o n a l preference,” the US daily pronounced. Adding that the dish is usually accompanied by Serrano ham or chorizo, the newspaper proposed a vegetarian option ‘with a sprinkling of paprika and pepper.’


PUZZLE: The coins were found in Utah’s Glen Canyon.

Spanish coin mystery by Joe Gerrard EXPERTS have begun working to find out how a Spanish coin minted in the 1200s ended up in what is now the US after it was found in Utah. The coin was found with another minted in Madrid in 1660 in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The one made in the 13th century has puzzled archaeologists and historians due to it predating Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas by more than 200 years. Spanish explorers did not arrive in Utah until 1776.

Glen Harmon, an archaeologist from the US’ National Park service, said the older coin looked as though it dated from the mid to late 13th century. Experts are still working to find out exactly when and where it was made, he added. “Based on the design we’re very confident that one of the coins, the larger one, is called the 16 maravedi,” Harmon said. Theories propose the coins may have been left by early settlers or explorers or that they were traded with a Native American tribe. Others suggest they were brought to America long after being minted or that they were dropped by a modern coin collector.

MORE than two million Spanish households do not have access to the internet, according to a new trade union report. The UGT’s Digital Divide report found 4.4 million people in Spain have never used the internet, about 12.7 per cent of all those aged 16 and over. Jose Valera, head of digitisation at UGT, said Spain was above the European average for the amount of people who have never been online. Francisco Polo, Secretary of State for Advanced Digital, said the problem would only worsen if it is not addressed. UGT General Secretary Miguel Angel Cisneros said he had called on the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) to help get more people online.

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AN extinct relative of modern humans hunted and ate each other while living in Spain about 900,000 years ago in what could be the oldest known instance of cannibalism. Homo antecessor bones found at the Gran Dolina site in Burgos Province, Castilla y Leon, bore tooth mark, cuts and exposed marrow. Researchers from Spain’s National Centre of Investigation into Human Evolution (CENIEH) claim these prove the prehistoric relative of humans ate one another. Lead study author Jesus Rodriguez said Homo antecessors ate other members of its species because they were easier to hunt than other prey. “Homo antecessor, like any predator, selected its prey following the principle of optimising the costbenefit balance. “Hominins were a ‘highranked’ prey type. This

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FINDINGS: Researchers analysed the bones of Homo antecessor. means that, when compared to other prey, a lot of food could be obtained from humans at low cost,” Rodriguez said. Researchers calculated how many calories Homo

antecessor would need per day with computer models. They then compared the benefits of hunting different animals and found cannibalism was the most cost-effective in calorie terms.

New residency requirements 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.

While there are new rules for British nationals applying for residency in Spain, there will be no change to the right and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU. As an EU citizen it is now mandatory to register as a resident if you intend on living in Spain for more than three months. You must register in person at the Oficina de Extranjeros (immigration office) - visit: for regional offices - or a designated police station, which you can find at: mentacion/oficinas/oficinas_extran.html You must make an appointment online before going to your local office or station, which can be done on the Spanish public administration website: https://sede.administracione When making your appointment you must select the province where you live and then the option ‘certificados UE’ and follow the instructions. You take the following documents with you to your appointment: Passport or other identity document (not expired) Official form (EX-18), two copies, filled and signed by the UE national. In addition, you will need other documents, depending on your situation: • (employed) - contract of employment or other proof of your employment status. • (self-employed) - proof of registration in the register of economic activities or other proof of your employment status. • (not employment in Spain) - Proof of: health cover valid in Spain; sufficient means to support yourself and your family. • (pensioners) - provide proof of public health cover. • (students) - proof of your registration in an educational establishment; proof of public or private health cover; formal declaration that you have sufficient means to support yourself during your stay. *You will be issued with a credit-card sized residence certificate which will include your name, address, nationality, NIE number, and date of registration. *The old A4 residence certificates are still valid, and you do not need to apply for a creditcard sized alternative unless your circumstances change, for example you move house. But you can if you want to, at any time. *After five years of being registered as a resident, you can apply for a certificate of permanent residence in Spain. The card will be similar, but state that you are a ‘residente permanente.’ This information is for guidance only, and should not be taken as legal advice. If in any doubt, seek professional help.


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FIFTY-TWO immigrants managed to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla after storming its border with Morocco. One hundred tried to cross the double fence topped with razor wire in the first collective attempt since October last year, choosing one of the border’s comparatively vulnerable sections located near the

airport. A statement by the national government’s Delegate in Melilla announced that ‘rapid action’ taken by the Moroccan security forces and the Guardia Civil prevented roughly half of the contingent from entering the enclave. At least one man was badly injured as he tackled the razor wire that tops the fence, and

was taken to hospital with lacerated hands and feet. Another was detained for resisting arrest and four Guardia Civil officers suffered minor injuries as they tried to prevent the mass arrival of the would-be immigrants who came principally from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Mali.

WhatsApp hack latest POPULAR messaging and phone call app WhatsApp has urged 1.5 billion users to install a new update after fears over a ‘targeted’ hack on its software. The company warned the app contained a vulnerability which had allegedly allowed attackers to install Israeli surveillance spyware onto users’ phones. According to the communications giant, hackers installed the spyware by placing a phone call to phones through the app, with the virus being updated even if a user did not answer the call. A record of the call also often disappeared

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Immigrants rush the Melilla border

from a phone’s log, according to WhatsApp. The company said the attack bears the hallmarks of spyware developed by intelligence agencies, and warned the hack could have been the result of attempts to access the phones of human rights campaigners, including one UK lawyer. A representative for WhatsApp said: “This attack has all the hallmarks of a private company known to work with governments to deliver spyware that reportedly takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems.” WhatsApp users are now being urged to install the app’s latest update to protect against future hack attempts.

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REWORK: The Annunciation took almost a year to restore.

Restoring a masterpiece ART experts at a Madrid museum have unveiled the results of the restoration of a Renaissance fresco. Experts at the Prado Mus e um s pe nt a lmos t a ye a r restoring The Annunciation, painted by Italian artist Fra Angelico. It cost around €150,000, with funding coming from

two patronage associations. Almudena Sanchez, chief restorer of the work, said: “We have recovered the intense white light that envelops the entire composition, the bright and transparent colours of Fra Angelico.” The work depicts the story from the New Testament of the angel Gabriel coming to

tell the Virgin Mary she is pregnant with Jesus Christ. It also shows Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden on the left hand side. It is set to be exhibited at the Prado Museum, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, from Tuesday May 28 to Sunday September 15.

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Spain movie release WOODY ALLEN has announced his new film will be released in Spain on October 4. T h e d i re c t o r ’s l a t e s t movie, Rainy Day in N e w Yo r k , w i l l b e r e leased just one day after it opens in Italy.

The film had been delayed following sex a b u s e a l l e g a t i o n s s u rrounding Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan F a r r o w. C a t a l a n d i s tributor Contracorriente will now release the movie after acquiring its

rights. Woody Allen had previously signed a contract with Amazon to release a total of four films, which fell through after M i a F a r r o w ’s d a u g h t e r ’s a l l e g a t i o n s a b o u t the director.

BURGOS: An improved museum will house religious artefacts.

Cultural interest A ‘UNIQUE’ museum in Burgos is being given a €310,000 facelift. The project will include works to the cloisters and another three rooms at the Burgos Alterpiece Museum. Other works will include new masonry and lighting, as well as improvements to accessibility and security. A video surveillance system has also been installed to im-

prove safety. The museum’s new rooms house 12 recently-restored altarpieces, as well as the 18 existing before the works. Exhibits include a collection of gold pieces and chalices. The museum is the result of more than 30 years’ work by the Diocese of Burgos to restore abandoned parish churches.

Food bank conference REPRESENTATIVES from 55 Spanish food banks met in Santander last week to discuss issues related to their operations. The 29th Congress of Food Banks featured discussions on making their running more socially and economically efficient. Programmes set to run during the next decade were also addressed, as well as the activity of food banks last year. A report presented at the conference showed food banks gave away more than 151 million kilograms of food, benefitting about 1.2 million people.


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Edificio España THE past 15 years have seen the ownership of the landmark Edificio España building in Madrid change, with sales totalling more than €800 million in that time. Originally sold by Santander Bank, it changed hands twice between Chinese companies and was then purchased by Grupo Baraka and was sold the same day for a profit to the Riu Hotel chain for refurbishment. A dispute however arose concerning ownership and chairman of Baraka, Trinitario Casanova (who was previously fined for manipulating the price of Banco Popular’s shares in 2008 which he denies) asked the Madrid Court to instruct the hotel giant to suspend works on the building for alleged breach of contract. The court however has now ruled that he was unable to prove he was the joint owner or held any rights to any part of the building and awarded costs against Grupo Baraka.

EDIFICIO ESPAÑA: Subject of dispute.

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IDENTITY: Borrell said a sense of being Spanish needed to be built.

Spanish identity SPAIN’S Foreign Minister has said the country lacks a sense of identity in comparison with others in Europe. Josep Borrell said stronger senses of identity could be seen in countries such as Italy and Hungary, but added theirs was perhaps too excessive. He was speaking at a debate at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. “Identities do not grow on trees, they are a social con-

struction, they are built. You feel something because you live in an ecosystem which builds your identity,” Borrell said. “Your family, school, the television you watch, it all makes you Spanish or not. But you are not born with an identity package, we have to build a national identity and in Spain it is very weak,” the minister added. Borrell added it was possi-

ble to have a European identity while also having a national one. “The European identity does not destroy the national identity, it gives you an additional one. It’s like Russian dolls,” Borrell said. He added Europeans should mix more through the Erasmus programme and other schemes to help cement peace and friendship among EU members.

THE donation of organs rose by 8 per cent in Spain in the first four months of the year. Transplants also increased by 5 per cent, according to the director of the National Transplant Organisation (ONT), Beatriz Dominguez-Gil. The figure was announced at the opening ceremony of the 16th National Meeting of Transplant Coordinators and Communication Professionals. Ms Dominguez-Gil explained major improvements had been made in lung and kidney transplants, which were the most commonly-performed in Spain. According to the director, if Spain continues at this rate, it could exceed 49 donors per million inhabitants and reach 5,400 transplants per year.

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Torture convict found dead by Sally Underwood TERI LAU, a 32-year-old convicted of torturing a man in Ireland, has been found dead in Benidorm while on the run from drug charges. Lau was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison in 2015 for leaving Adam Robinson beaten, stabbed and bound in a wheelie bin in Ballymena. According to media reports, the criminal’s body is now expected to be flown back to Ballymena. Lau had been facing drugs charges when he escaped to Spain. A warrant was issued for his arrest on January 23. The deceased was one of three men jailed for their 2013 attack on Robinson, who was found with satanic-style symbols carved into his head and body. The victim had been sealed in a wheelie bin before being dumped in dense undergrowth, where he remained trapped for hours until a passer-by heard his screams.

Shared values SPAIN’S armed forces will be working hand in hand with the nation’s Olympic Committee from now on. Acting Minister of Defence Margarita Robles has signed an agreement with the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco to promote high-level sport in the Armed Forces. The idea is to share experiences, values and knowledge that will be beneficial to both parties.


‘Fewer migrants’ claim MOROCCO maintained that it has slowed illegal migration into Spain, following a crackdown on smuggling networks. To date, 7,202 people are known to have reached Spain this year via Morocco, roughly 2,000 more than during the same period last year. Over half of this year’s crossings occurred in January, falling noticeably over the next three months. The country’s border control chief Khalid Zerouali announced that the Moroccan government’s efforts are taking effect and the authorities have prevented 25,000 illegal crossings so far this year, 30 per cent up on 2018. A s mos t ille ga l M e dite rra ne a n crossings take place during the summe r, it ha s be e n pointe d out tha t these lower figures are not necessarily encouraging. Zerouali also maintained that there had been no attempts to storm the borde rs a t C e uta a nd M e lilla a lthough two days later 52 of 100 migrants - mostly from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Mali - managed to climb the Melilla border fences and enter Spain.

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CURBING ARRIVALS: Morocco claims it has slowed the rate of migration via Spain’s African enclaves Last year approximately 57,000 pe ople a rrive d i l l egal l y i n Spai n w hile M oroc co cl ai m s t o have stopped 89,000 would-be migrants. The Morocco-Spain route has become a main illegal entry routes into

Europe as the Turkey-Greece and Libya-Italy routes have closed. Zerouali also refuted claims of an agreement with Spain for Morocco to readmit migrants rescued at sea.

Moon landing exhibit A N EW e xhibition a bout Spain’s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission opened in Madrid on Saturday. From Madrid to the Moon features models and original doc ume nts re la te d to the mission including certificates of recognition from

NASA to Telefonica staff who wor ked on Apol l o 11. Models include one of the lunar module and another of the Saturn V rocket which t ook Nei l Ar m st r ong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon 50 years ago this year. Spain helped to maintain

communications between Armstrong, Aldrin and fell ow Apol l o 11 ast r onaut Michael Collins and mission control in Houston in the US. Tel ef oni ca, whi ch was state-run at the time, also supported NASA communications on other missions.

All aboard the fruit train AN air-conditioned goods train carrying empty crates recently left Pernis (Rotterdam) bound for Valencia City. The tra in w ill re turn wi t h t he cr at es loaded with citrus fruit as the CoolRail project gets underway. The 42 container wagons were the equivalent of 42 lorry-loads and although the train takes as long as a lorry, it could save more than 20 million kilometres’ driving each year. Depending on the shipment, the CoolRail scheme will also bring carbon dioxide reductions of between 70 and 90 per cent. The project was first discussed in 2012, explained Gerjo Scheringa of the Euro Pool System (EPS) logistics and packaging company.

“Organising a railway connection is very complex, and you have to do it with other parties,” he explained. As well as the supplier of one of Holland’s largest supermarket chains these included Dutch rail operator, Shuttlewise. “Rai l i s a ver y di ff er ent sect or,” Scheringa admitted, “and in Spain this is further complicated by the different railway gauge. Participants also needed a mental shift to switch to rail transport for fresh produce and m any dr opped out bef or e t he CoolRail’s successful five-month pilot run in 2016. “But once we start travelling to Spain, others will jump on board,” Scheringa predicted.

Fewer Blue Flag beaches ALTHOUGH Spain boasts more Blue Flag beaches than any other country, the 2019 figures show an overall reduction of 25, with a total of 566. In all, 50 beaches - the majority in Andalucia and the Canary Islands - have lost their Blue Flag status and only 25 new flags were awarded. This information was released by Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC) which is responsible for checking all Spanish beaches and it was revealed the majority of the losses were due to poor quality of bathing water, bad management of urban wastewater and in some cases inadequate control of Chiringuitos (beach bars). The most prolific number of beaches awarded Blue Flags are in the Autonomous Community of Valencia followed by Cataluña. There are 98 marinas and five piers also awarded this accolade, but overall the total number of Blue Flags is the lowest since 2014.

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Video games rule by Joe Gerrard ACCORDING to the president of the Spanish Assoc i a t i o n o f Vi d e o G a m e s (AEVI), Alberto Gonzalez Lorca, turnover for video game sales in Spain was €1.530 million in 2018. This is an increase of 12.6 per cent over 2017 figures and the results show that video gaming earns almost double that of the combined turnover for films and recorded music. Growth has been fed by a huge increase in online gaming with income of €680 million, but the physical market still leads the way with €849 million spent on software, hardware and accessories. Other interesting statistics which have been revealed are that there are now some 16.8 million active gamers in Spain of which, perhaps surprisingly, 41 per cent are women.

ALBERTO GONZALEZ LORCA: Announced the 2018 figures. One area in which the Spanish do lag behind other European partners is in the area of weekly hours of play which averages 6.2

compared to France at 6.6, Germany 7.4 and the UK 9.1 hours. Wi t h t h i s v o l u m e o f growth, the industry is

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contributing a significant amount to the Spanish economy both in direct and indirect taxes as well as increasing employment.

EACH month, online recruitment agency Infojobs announces the number of job vacancies in Spain on its portal and compares it with the previous month. April saw a total of 235,397 jobs on offer, a reduction of 3 per cent over the previous month, but the figures vary tremendously from area to area and unemployment is down by 91,518. The reduction in jobs registered may be due to the holidays surrounding Holy Week, but readers of Euro Weekly News may be pleased to know that vacancies in all of the areas covered by our six editions are up with Murcia seeing an increase of 26 per cent, closely followed by the Balearics with 25 per cent. An increasing number of jobs are full-time, although it is anticipated that fixed period positions will increase as the tourist season grows.

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Church abuse crackdown SPAIN’S churches will comply with Pope Francis’s announcement demanding all sexual abuse case should be reported immediately. The Pope introduced the measure, which governs everyone within the church, including men and women, as well as historic sex abuse cases. The deputy bishop of Valladolid, Monsignor Luis Arguello, welcomed the announcement and confirmed Spain’s ‘general decree’ which had been drafted by the Episcopal Conference to deal with the issue. According to Spanish media, the document, which is awaiting final approval by the Pope, demands all abuse cases must be reported to Spain’s civil justice system, and makes it a legal obligation to pass accusations on.

Spain-US Latin America rift CREDIT: Shutterstock (main), Wikimedia Commons (inset)

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by Joe Gerrard SPAIN’S Foreign Minister has accused the US of acting like a geopolitical ‘cowboy’ over Venezuela and of abusing its diplomatic might over Cuba. Josep Borrell told the RTVE television channel the US had effectively told Venezuela ‘careful or I’ll draw’ as the Latin American country remains beset by political and economic crises. Senior figures in Washington, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, have openly talked about intervening in some way to remove Nicolas Maduro’s regime. They have also repeatedly refused to rule out using force. “The US is acting like the cowboys in the Far West,” Borrell said. The Foreign Minister added the only solution to the Venezuelan crisis was one reached peacefully, democratically and through ne-

‘COWBOY DIPLOMACY’: Borrell (inset) criticised Washington over Venezuela and Cuba. gotiations. Elliott Abrams, the US Special Representative to Venezuela, said ensuring Maduro allies including Cuba and Russia did not have a free hand there was responsible and not ‘cowboy diplomacy.’

It comes as Borrell also hit out at Washington after it said it would lift a ban on lawsuits being filed against companies operating in Cuba. The Foreign Minister said Spain is prepared to take the case up at the World Trade

Organi sat i on ( WTO) and branded the move an abuse of power. About 71 per cent of all businesses run by foreign companies in Cuba are controlled by Spanish investors, according to Foreign Ministry figures.

NATIONAL Cinema closures

A TOTAL of 662 cinemas have closed in Spain since 2008, with 100 shutting during 2018 alone according to industry figures. The Spanish Federation of Film Exhibitors’ (FECE) Theatres: Data and Figures report found there were 4,140 cinemas in the country in 2008. That figure was down to 3,518 by last year. It comes as the report also found visitor numbers had fallen by almost 10 per cent in the last decade, from 107.8 million in 2008 to 97.7 million last year. FECE President Juan Ramon Fabra said the last recession, a rise in VAT, piracy and a real-term fall in average incomes all contributed to a ‘very hard’ process of closures.

EU identity ABOUT 83 per cent of Spanish people identify as European citizens, the fourth highest in the EU according to the EU’s Eurobarometer, which measures social and political attitudes. The Spanish came behind Luxembourg, Germany and Ireland in the ranking. The average amount of people identifying as European citizens across the bloc was 71 per cent, according to the Eurobarometer.

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Power tariff call SPAIN has called on the EU to look into slapping duties on imported energy to protect European plants from competition despite i m p o r t i n g c o alp r o d u c e d e n e rg y f r o m Morocco. The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete replied to Spanish Climate Change Minister Teresa Ribera’s request for tariffs last week. H e s a i d c h a rg i n g f o r imports was possible on economic and environmental grounds. This comes as Spain began importing energy from Morocco at the start of this year as the former country continues to wind down its use of fossil fuels. Moroccan-produced energy tends to be cheaper because power plants do not have to pay for pollution permits.

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‘Black legend’ study A NEW book examining the spread of the so-called ‘black legend’ of Spain in British and American culture has been published. Historian Esteban Vicente Boisseau’s The Image of Spain’s Presence in the Americas (1492-1898) in British and US Film explores negative stereotypes about the country in popular culture. The ‘black legend’ refers to the negative image of Spain promoted by English and other writers from the 16th century onwards. The Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise is one of several studied in the book. Boisseau said it was one example of derogatory images of Spanish people being used to entertain English-speaking audiences. “The message conveyed in Pirates of the Caribbean is one of robbing, torturing and killing Spaniards who sell, buy and abuse Hispanic women and loot,” Boisseau said. The historian’s book cites examples of films covering periods across Spanish history. Director Ridley Scott’s 1992 film 1492: Conquest of Paradise is cited for implying that executions were a common feature

MYTH BUSTING: Boisseau claimed Pirates of the Caribbean spread negative stereotypes about the Spanish. during the Spanish Inquisition. Boisseau writes that while between 3,000 and 5,000 people were killed in more than three centuries in connection with the Inquisition, more than 50,000 Catholics were executed in Henry VIII’s reign alone. The book claims the negative im-

ages were promoted from the late 19th century onwards as the US sought to discredit Spain while it fought for dominance in the American continent. The stereotypes were used to partly justify the US’ war against Spain over Cuba in 1898, Boisseau writes.

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Central bank economy warning SPAIN’S central bank has said global economic growth will likely slow down this year amidst ongoing uncertainty and risk. The Bank of Spain said the ongoing trade war between the US and other parts of the world, Brexit and slowdown in China’s economy were among the factors slowing growth. “Any of these events or a combination of them would have an impact on the global economy, which could become significant, meaning economic stabilisation policies have a limited scope for action,” the bank’s report said. The bank forecasts world economy will grow by 3.3 per cent this year, three 10ths less than in 2018. Growth prospect for the EU have been reduced ‘remarkably’, according to the Bank of Spain. Factors affecting it include ongoing unrest in France due to the Gilet Jauntes (Yellow Vest) protests and the ongoing recession in Italy.

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Advertising Feature AS of May 12, 2019, a new law is in place in Spain to track the number of hours their employees work. The purpose of the Royal Decree 8/2019 is to clamp down on the widespread practice of unpaid overtime which


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plying may mean fines of between €626 to €6,250. The habit of clocking in and out of the work place is however antiquated, and puts workers u n d e r t h e s p o t l i g h t ,  i n particular where going out for breakfast (a very Spanish tradition) or smoking a cigarette, or more ‘labour’ things such as sales representatives’ daily itineraries where employees are given flexibility and whose work performance is rated by numbers in t u r n o v e r, n o t h o u r s ( n o t

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MIJAS is holding its first ever sardine festival in La Cala th i s we e k e n d wh ich will give locals and visitors the ch a n c e t o sa m ple a Malaga Province culinary classic. The first annual Festival de Es p e t e r o s An d a l u ce s starts t o m o r r o w ( Fr i d ay ) and ends on Sunday. It is set to featu r e t a st i n g s o f th e sardin e s wh i c h a r e t rad itionally cooked over open fires o n b e a c h e s n e x t to chiringuitos. Nuria Rodriguez, the Junta de Andalucia’s tourism spokes p e r so n i n Ma l ag a Provin c e , sa i d t h e e v en t would give chefs the chance to showcase their cooking skills. Jose Maria Mariscal, of

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a llow a ppre c ia tion for a typical dish, boost our food offering and promote employme nt in the loc a l tourism industry.” Vis itors to the fe s tiva l will be invited to sample the different sardines on offer, with a prize of €1,000 up for grabs for the chef making the best. The cooking of sardines on open fires is considered a cultural mainstay of Malaga Province. The Marbella Activa Association applied for it to be given Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO in 2017.

Brit Brexit information STAFF from Britain’s Consulate for southern Spain were in La Cala de Mijas last week to provide British residents with information on Brexit. The consulate set up the point after the council and its Foreign Residents’ department asked them to help provide information to residents. It saw staff hand out flyers and take questions from British residents about Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and how it will affect them. Natalia Amanda Ayuso, a Mijas councillor, said: “We would like to thank the Consulate for this good initiative. We are planning to have it once a month.”

Two Lions events THE La Cala de Mijas Lions is holding two events this and next month to raise money for the club and for the charities it supports. A Fashion Show and Spring Fayre is set to be held at the Tamisa Golf Hotel this Monday from 11.30pm to 5pm. It features a raffle, stalls and buffet which costs €20, with entry to the fayre free. A Charter Night Ball, also at Tamisa Golf, is due to be held on Sunday June 9 and starts at 7pm. Tickets cost €45. For more information call: 637 185 533.


ARRESTED: 31 suspects have been arrested as part of an international sting.

Paedophile network POLICE have arrested three people in Spain on suspicion of belonging to a network of online paedophiles. The Guardia Civil claim a videoconferencing platform was being used by several groups to film children and disseminate the footage. The operation, which was part of an international sting, saw a total of 31 people arrested and 145 victims identified, mostly girls aged between eight and 14 years old. The majority of the arrests and victims

Jobs face automation AROUND one in five Spanish jobs could soon be done by robots as automation continues to move into more industries, the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said. The percentage of Spanish jobs which could disappear altogether, almost 22 per cent, is above the OECD average of 14 per cent. Other OECD figures showed the cost of retraining workers who face redundancy due to machines would be about 0.85 per cent of Spanish economic output (Gross Domestic Product, GDP). That would be more than €995 million based on Spain’s GDP of almost €1.2 trillion in 2017. It comes as the OECD said in March that more than half of all Spanish jobs were at risk of a ‘significant’ loss or transformation due to automation.

were in the United States, while eight victims were identified in Spain. According to police, the paedophile rings all used similar techniques, including using ‘hunters’ to track down children to abuse through social media, and ‘loopers,’ those tasked with creating the videos. The first arrest within the operation in Spain was in February 2018 in Alicante, and saw a suspect sentenced to 180 years in prison for 38 separate child pornography charges.

Farming plan moves forward SPAIN’S central government has confirmed plans for the future of the country’s Common Agricultural Policy are advancing well. Luis Planas, acting Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, said there had been ‘great cooperation’ between the government and Spain’s autonomous communities. Planas will next week travel

to Brussels to meet with his counterparts to discuss the policy. He explained the first step will be to create two working groups to study profitability of farms and how to include young people in the profession. The minister said the work is expected to be finished within a year and a half to meet the European Union’s timetables.

Schools strike A SPANISH labour union has called a countrywide strike at nursery schools on Tuesday. The CCOO argues teachers are not being paid an adequate salary for their levels of responsibility and training. The union said: “We demand working conditions that suit the commendable work that thousands of children in preschool education have been receiving in return for salaries that do not reach €900 gross a month.” It added: “Going forward, the proposed deal would flagrantly violate the State Collective Bargaining Agreement, which states that no agreement will be below €1,000 in 2020.”

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Sustainable dining A RESTAURANT in Madrid has become the country’s first sustainable outlet. The K & Co Sustainable Kitchen Bar in las Tablas is committed to using ingredients and cooking methods which respect the environment. Run by Pepe Sen, he told one publication: “We do not use a fryer or cook with gas.” He added: “We have worked on this concept from scratch and the whole place is sustainable, as well as the food and cooking methods. There are restaurants that have sustainability in food, others in their methods. We have both in the same place.”


Da Vinci in Spain RENAISSANCE artist L e o n a r d o d a Vi n c i c o u l d have visited Spain with his grandfather, according to new reports. Italian historians believe DNA testing on a strand of the painter’s hair will reveal whether stories o f d a Vi n c i v i s i t i n g t h e country are true. The team in Tuscany are also hoping to confirm the identities of the genius’s supposed descendants. The lock of hair was sent to historians from a collector in the United States. Leonardo da Vinci

FAMOUS PAINTER: The Mona Lisa painter is believed to have visited Spain. was rumoured to have visited Spain in 1504 and it

is hoped DNA revelations m a y h e l p t o c o n f i r m f u r-

ther elements of his timeline.

King comments on Europe SPAIN’S King Felipe has used his las t politic al s pe e c h be fore this month’s elections to call for a ‘Europe that is more united, stronger, more determined and also more effective.’

Speaking from the Monastery of Yuste, Extremadura, the monarch said: “Europe is being built together, day by day… we continue and will continue to achieve a true Europe of and for the people, so that it contin-

ues to be a beacon and light of culture and space.” King Felipe was at the monastery on Europe Day t o hand out t he Council of Europe’s Carlos V Prize for Cultural Routes.


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Spain Iran deal call CREDIT: Defence Ministry, via Flickr

By Joe Gerrard

SPAIN will act according to EU and NATO policy on Iran but Brussels and others should help to shield it from renewed US sanctions, its Defence Minister said. Margarita Robles said Spain would always adopt ‘common positions’ with its international partners. It comes as Iran announced it would stop complying with some conditions of a 2015 deal designed to curb its nuclear programme after the US pulled out of the pact. Robles said Spain was a ‘serious and reliable’ global partner and deeply linked to the international agreements it has signed up to. She was speaking during a visit to the joint Spanish and US Moron air base in Sevilla

Province. It comes as Israeli intelligence reportedly warned Spain Iran was plotting to

Cancellation fee fury

History theme park

ONE mother is calling on travel company TUI to refund her money after she was reportedly charged £200 (€232) to cancel a ‘free’ holiday place for her child. Gemma Disson told one publication she had chosen to holiday in Spain because it included a free place for her four-year-old daughter. The family were due to travel to Menorca in May but had to cancel their £1,000 (€1,160) trip for family reasons. While Gemma told British media she expected to pay a cancellation fee for her and her partner, she was angry to learn she would also have to pay another fee for her daughter’s place. Ms Disson claims she wrote to TUI in February to query the charge but has not heard back. Her letter explained: “I appreciate the cost of £200 per person in fees and I expected that for myself and my partner but not for my daughter. A TUI spokesperson said the company would be in touch with the family.

COMMITTED: Robles (centre) said Spain would stand with the EU on the Iran deal. task a Tehran-linked militia group with an attack on US and other navy ships deployed off Yemen.

DETAILS have been revealed about a theme park due to open in 2021 based on Spain’s history. The park, which is backed by €242 million in investments, is due to be built near Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha. The site was chosen because Toledo was the capital of Visigothic Spain from 542 to 725 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Spanish warship Navarra was withdrawn on Monday after the intelligence was received.

Erw a n de la Ville on, C EO of Puy du Fou Spa in, w hic h is building the pa rk, said it would create more than 2,450 jobs in the area and 3,329 by 2028, including jobs created by the boost to the local economy. Puy du Fou sources said entrance to the park would be €26, with a package available for €42.

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BELGIUM TWO Belgian peace and human rights NGOs have filed criminal complaints against companies they claim are illegally selling arms to Saudi Arabia as concerns continue over their ongoing involvement in the Yemen Civil War.

Arms complaint

Date site case A COURT in Brussels has found Norwegian businessman Sigurd Vedal, owner of the RichMeetBeautiful website which connects young women with older men, guilty of encouraging sexual immorality and prostitution and handed him a six-month suspended prison sentence and an almost €200,000 fine.

CONCERNS: The Yemen War is ongoing.


Taken hostage

Numbers down

A 17-YEAR-OLD who took four women hostage at gunpoint for more than four hours at a shop near Toulouse last week has freed them after making no demands, with police suspecting it was a botched armed robbery.

THE turnout for Gilet Jauntes (Yellow Vest) protests in Paris and other cities across France has reached record lows since they began 25 weeks ago, with Interior Ministry figures estimating that 18,900 took park compared with 23,600 a week earlier.



Fraud charges

Ban call

DANISH economic police have charged 10 former senior employees at Danske Bank, including exCEO Thomas Borgen, in connection with the alleged laundering of about €200 million from international clients through its Estonian branch.

THE Norway division of UNICEF has called on the government to ban adverts for unhealthy foods and drinks aimed at children, saying the consumption of energy drinks in particular has been linked to behavioural problems among the young.

Worker probe TAX authorities in Denmark have launched an investigation into the company contracted to build Facebook’s new Odense data centre after a union representing workers there claimed the firm failed to pay €910,000 in wages and avoided paying some taxes.

Speech protest DEMONSTRATORS gathered in Bergen last week to protest against the appearance of far-right figure and former advisor to US President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, who was invited to speak at an event organised by Norwegian media.


Abuse trial

Diplomatic row

A STOCKHOLM court has jailed a 30-year-old Spanish doctor found guilty of raping and assaulting around 50 children aged between two and 12 and for possessing child pornography, with his deportation ordered after he serves the sentence.

TWO Swedish diplomats have been expelled from Moscow in an apparent retaliation against Stockholm’s decision not to renew a Russian envoy’s diplomatic visa and to reject the application of another as relations between the two countries grows increasingly tense.



Lion rescue

Migration test

THREE lions have arrived in the Netherlands after being rescued from a ‘hellish’ private zoo in Albania in October, according to the Four Paws animal welfare group which said Lensi, Boby and Zhak would be cared for until they recovered.

GERMANY handled the 2015 refugee crisis ‘quite well’ and the country continues to be better prepared than others to deal with the issue, according to a new report from the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration.

Emissions fall

New memorials

CO2 emissions in the Netherlands fell by 4.6 per cent in 2018 compared to the year before, according to figures from the EU’s Eurostat statistics body which showed the Dutch decline was the fifth largest of any member state.

NEW ‘stumble stones,’ metal plaques placed into cobbled streets with the names of the victims of Nazism, are to be installed in Berlin as the country marks the anniversary of its liberation by the Allies in the Second World War this month.

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COSTA DEL SOL SUCCESS Biggest and best yet! EWN’S Regional Sales Manager, Benjamin G Wickham, and Production Co-ordinator Tracey Coyne, have been out and about showcasing the biggest Costa del Sol Business Supplement ever produced in English. It features almost 60 companies currently thriving in an ever-growing business community which continues to boom as entrepreneurs prove the deepest global recession, coupled with the uncertainty of Brexit, is well behind them. They have made 2019 their year with determination and a positive attitude. A crucial part of the Costa del

Sol’s landscape - indeed the Costas as a whole - continues to be expatriate business people whose risk taking continues to pay off, not only for them but the wider community. The Success supplement is a fantastic platform for these companies to reach more than 47,190 British people registered as residents on the Costa del Sol, and the millions more who holiday here every year. EWN is incredibly proud of this 120page bumper special, which hit the streets last week, and wanted to share this with the valuable clients who helped make it happen. Vivan los negocios en España!

One of the best adverts we have done to date,” said Anders Christensen of real estate agency, ABC Property Experts.

OUT AND ABOUT: Tracey and Benjamin.

Janice Cameron Pennie of Cameron International Primary School: “We are very happy to be part of the EWN Success Special.”

At Guillermo, butcher and delicatessen Willen van Beek (pictured with team) added: “Such a clear and strong representation of our business.”

“ It’s great to be part of this fantastic business supplement, we would definitely want to be involved again,” said Dominique Lindberg of home and garden styling specialists, Vintage Point Marbella.

Alvaro Gonzalez of bespoke car protection and design company, Vinyl Art Wrap, said: “Such a fantastic opportunity to fully describe who we are and what we do as a business.”

It's really exciting to be a part of this success special. It is a brilliant way to showcase my business and let people know what Wood Factory is all about.

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Living La Dolce Vita in Benalmadena By Dilip Kuner A TASTE of La Dolce Vita - the Sweet Life - came to Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina over the weekend. Inspired by the movies of Federico Fellini it gave people the chance to sample the food, culture, cars, music and art of Italy. There were shows and fun activities lined up for all the family over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In keeping with the light-hearted aspect of the day, centre stage was taken by the seriously fun Abarth cars. They are racy hot hatchbacks with the sweet looks of the iconic Fiat 500, and many of those on display from the Abarth Club de Malaga were tuned to make an impressive noise! They were joined by members of Malaga’s Vespa club who brought some fine examples of the iconic scooter along to show to the public. The Euro Weekly News was there in the glorious weather with piles of our spectacular Success Special issue, which were quickly snapped up by people wanting to relax with a good read. Italian food and wine was on offer to the public, with a succession of high quality concerts from the likes of Deborah Dee and Oronero plus DJ sets. The youngsters from the Academia Fama put on a series of excellent dance displays with a classi-

cal Italian theme based on folklore, which proved to be very much appreciated by onlookers. One of the highlights of the weekend’s action was a parade by the Abarth Club when a police escort took them through the streets of Benalmadena. Speaking to EWN holidaymaker June Andrews from Surrey, UK, she said: “It has been a very enjoyable time. I came to Spain for Spanish culture, now I have had the bonus of Italian too!” Paul Varty, who lives in Marbella, was as equally impressed with the Euro Weekly News bumper edition, saying: “I pick up a copy of the EWN every Thursday because it is such a good read. There is certainly plenty to read in this week’s issue!” Mayor of Benalmadena Victor Navas, who threw the town council’s weight behind the event, said it was fitting that the unique port of Puerto Marina should be showcasing culture from a country that is also famous for its ports and relationship to the sea.

PUERTO MARINA: A beautiful setting for Little Italy.

FAVOURITE READ: Dani Garcia and his mum Marijo Prieto love the EWN.

EWN: A bumper edition.

REVVING UP: The Abarth Club of Marbella paraded the streets of Benalmadena.

CLASSICS: The Vespa Club de Malaga attracted plenty of attention with their stylish scooters.



STAT OF WEEK 2.6 per cent

Regions make taxation cuts THE Balearic Islands, Murcia and Valencia are among the seven regions which have offered new tax deductions ahead of this month’s local elections. The Balearic Islands has offered a deduction of 40 per cent on the cost of childcare, including those of nurseries and nannies. Murcia has offered a similar deduction of 20 per cent, with a maximum of €660 per child. The Valencia Generalitat has extended deductions for households which install renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.

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business & legal

KKR Telepizza stake purchase

Santander in jobs talks SPANISH bank Santander is meeting with trade union representatives as it aims to avoid making redundancies during corporate restructuring which could affect more than 3,000 workers. The bank and the CCOO union are negotiating the company’s Employment Regulation File (ERE), plans firms have to put into place for staff if corporate decisions put jobs at risk. Santander sources said their restructuring came as it continues to integrate the technological infrastructure of Banco Popular into its business. Santander bought Popular after the latter’s depositors withdrew money from ac-

By Joe Gerrard counts en masse in 2017. Santander said any agreement reached with unions would be struck in accordance with Article 12 of Spain’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the law which governs negotiations over potential job losses. The CCOO said it would aim to get Santander to agree to saving as many jobs as possible. Workers offered early retirement packages should get a ‘sufficient’ payoff to provide long-term stability, the union added. “This should allow them to leave in an

orderly and stress-free manner,” the union said. Another union, UGT, said staff could not continue to pay the price for company restructuring. Current talks come as Santander announced plans to close 140 branches in Britain, cutting 1,270 jobs, in January. The bank’s British arm said branch transactions had fallen by 23 per cent during the last three years, while the use of online banking has risen. Retail banking head in Britain Susan Allen said: “The way clients relate to the bank has changed dramatically in recent years.”

PRIVATE EQUITY firm KKR now has a majority stake in Spanish fast food chain Telepizza after buying more than a quarter of its stock for almost €28 million. The firm and its partners made its stock offer through the Tasty Bidco entity, according to Spain’s National Securities and Markets Commission. KKR now controls about 56.3 per cent of Telepizza either directly or indirectly, up from the almost 28.6 per cent before the purchase. Some rival stockholders of Telepizza had previously refused to sell their stakes.


Fast growing Costa company THE owner of a Costa del Sol-based company which recently featured in a ranking of the fastest growing companies in Europe has spoken to Euro Weekly News about the business. Janus Nielsen, of the AnyTech 365 IT support firm, said it contracts with technology and appliance companies to offer help to customers experiencing technical problems with devices. His company re-

cently ranked 27th in the Financial Times’ Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies table. “We offer the first service for free and then we ask if the client wants to subscribe for a fee. About 30 per cent do so,” Neilsen said. “We employ about 360 people at the moment, but we are aiming to reach 500. We can offer clients services in their native language,” he added.

Bankrupt families THE amount of Spanish families who declared bankruptcy for not making debt payments fell by 3.3 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period of 2018, National Institute for Statistics (INE) figures show.

Reform call THE CSIF trade union has called for a change in labour laws to bring worker representation to staff in small and medium-sized companies after finding that 4.3 million of Spain’s 17 million workers are employed in non-unionised firms.

New post SPANISH Economy Minister Nadia Calviño has been appointed president of the board of governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) alongside her ministerial brief for a year, replacing current head Jyrki Katainen.

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CHANGE% CHANGE 1,02 1,20 -1,76 -3,54 0,15 0,54 0,11 0,14 0,66 0,80 0,00 0,00 1,67 0,79 -0,27 -0,21 0,21 0,42 0,00 0,00 -0,01 -0,02 0,00 0,00 0,23 0,32 -0,01 -0,01 1,14 2,26 -0,18 -0,14 0,00 0,00 1,17 0,97 0,20 0,08 1,70 1,77 1,50 2,13 0,23 0,31 1,10 2,62 0,76 0,43 0,56 0,90 0,00 0,00 2,38 2,37 0,34 0,45 0,33 0,58

VOLUME(M) 717.095 11.100.420 1.012.066 1.308.282 2.069.270 7.181.060 2.949.395 4.027.729 442.688 783.825 983.352 11.209.191 1.438.782 4.475.628 876.899 2.517.563 10.690.077 1.539.014 4.216.513 1.841.057 261.887 617.616 1.174.492 3.167.270 1.239.196 1.888.588 1.967.370 1.854.966 993.488






Most Advanced Westport Fuel Systems Inc Cardlytics, Inc. Avedro, Inc ATA Inc. Natera, Inc. G1 Therapeutics, Inc. Guardant Health, Inc. ShockWave Medical, Inc. MorphoSys AG Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. Unity Biotechnology, Inc.

$ 2.23 $ 21.25 $ 15.69 $ 2.35 $ 21.70 $ 25.02 $ 76 $ 57.68 $ 25.97 $ 18 $ 10.21

0.56 ▲ 33.53% 4.38 ▲ 25.96% 3.06 ▲ 24.23% 0.44 ▲ 23.04% 3.95 ▲ 22.25% 4.33 ▲ 20.93% 11.93 ▲ 18.62% 9.02 ▲ 18.54% 4.02 ▲ 18.31% 2.63 ▲ 17.11% 1.34 ▲ 15.11%

$ 18.42 $ 23.86 $ 12.10 $ 3.45 $ 5.34 $ 4.35 $ 36.39 $ 36.28 $5 $ 23.16 $ 6.16

11.60 ▼ 38.64% 9.03 ▼ 27.46% 4.50 ▼ 27.11% 1.18 ▼ 25.49% 1.73 ▼ 24.47% 1.2001 ▼ 21.62% 9.28 ▼ 20.32% 7.02 ▼ 16.21% 0.89 ▼ 15.11% 4.01 ▼ 14.76% 1.05 ▼ 14.56%

Most Declined Puma Biotechnology Inc Cortexyme, Inc. Qurate Retail, Inc. Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. Perceptron, Inc. Marin Software Incorporated FibroGen, Inc ForeScout Technologies, Inc. Zovio Inc. Credit Suisse AG TrueCar, Inc.


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Costa Women connect


Costa Women

connecting women all



Costa Women Businesses are very diverse and offer many different types of services

We hope you enjoy using our services Mariëlle de Bruin helps you to move freely and live well with her physiotherapy and osteopathy services in the Fuengirola / Mijas area.

Jazzing up your tired kitchen or bedroom cupboards with hand painting and professional spraying from Samantha Bayley at The Painted Kitchen. Samantha offers the bespoke approach with decorative and fine finishes.

Live well, Earn well, be at the cutting edge of the CBD industry working from home, building an organisation across the whole of Europe with Europe’s Finest Organic CBD. Connect with Caroline Whittaker

Envirocare, Property Quest and Masterbuild are three names known on the Costa del Sol since 1996. If you need air-conditioning units, are looking to buy or sell a home, or want your home renovated connect with Helen Johnson via www.envirocares

• Health and Well-being

Using Isagenix with Ruth Forder. Release fat and inches, helps you to gain energy and improve sleep. It also improves performance and stamina. Support your body to age with vitality. Systems to fit your goals and lifestyle. Find out more from Marjan Massage offers Swedish and sports massage, foot reflexology and indian head massage in Calahonda Herbalife Nutrition offers ‘A Better You’ through Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Nutrition & Exercise Asociación Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol is a charity making free handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies, or other procedures to the breast. Visit their website

• Home and garden Nicola at Property in Spain Group will help you find homes and make dreams comes true! Offering you an amazing real estate experience on the Costa Del Sol.

• Lifestyle Sara Haley of Mapuchi Moda offers a ladies boutique that brings out the best in you, at affordable prices in the Mijas area. By appointment and professional styling comes free. Sara also can offer fashion shows at your charity, or home events. info@ma Guide to Malaga created by Joanna Styles is your goto reference guide for information about Malaga City, in English. Her informative website can be found at Tea Crush in Los Boliches is your local tea emporium! Discover a wide range of high quality loose teas, tisanes, herbs, spices, Arabica coffee beans and tea and coffee accessories. Pop in for a cuppa at Avd Los Boliches 43 or Your Travel Adventure awaits with Carla Mann at La Cala Travel Travelling to Malaga and self-catering? No food in the fridge? Fancy a cold drink on arrival? Start Package Malaga can save the day, with everything you need, delivered together with your car rental or along with your transfer. All items are stored in a FREE cool bag.

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Costa Women! CREATED in 2010, Costa Women is a community for women living in Spain, or women heading this way. My wish was to provide a connection point for women whatever stage they are at in their lives in Spain and from whatever country they have arrived. Costa Women offer both social interaction and business networking opportunities for 65 different nationalities. Currently we have around 20 events a month on the Costa del Sol with four of these being business focused. The website is completely free to join at Come over and join the other 7,500+ members who have found the community to connect, inspire, enable and support your life in Spain.


Costa Women

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over Spain

FREE social & business networking for Women May 2019 Monday

Like our events? Come and join us - it’s free at







13.00 Torremolinos Cafeteria Gourmet Carihuela






Square One

Social Media workshop Almuñecar

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13.30 West of Marbella - BBQ




09.30 MARBELLA SOCIAL breakfast NeliGs 13.00 Torremolinos Cafeteria Gourmet Carihuela


20 11.00 COFFEE MORNING - El Gusto la Cala

27 19.30 BOOK CLUB El Chaparral Golf Club, Mijas



09.30 BUSINESS BREAKFAST- El Gusto la Cala

13.00 TORREMOLINOS Cafeteria Gourmet Carihuela

18.00 LANGUAGE EXCHANGE - Smart Work Plaza Fuengirola

15.30 ONLINE Workshop Overcoming Self-Sabotage



13.00 MARBELLA El Campanario Lunch & Fashion Show (Booking required)

13.00 TORREMOLINOS Cafeteria Gourmet Carihuela

28 11.00 INLAND Business Networking - Stars Academy & Tea


Square One

- Ice Cream Café


14.00 WEST OF MARBELLA Wine Tasting

networking - SolEyes


09.30 BUSINESS MARBELLA WeCoWork 11.00 BENALMADENA Square One 11.30 VALENCIA Brunch Corner La Virgen 14.30 WEST OF MARBELLA High Tea Buddha Bowl


17 20.00 AXARQUIA


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Beyond 100 Days BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world. 8:30pm The Sky at Night The team reveals how the first picture of a supermassive black hole was captured. The photograph of the hole at the heart of the M87 galaxy was released in April. 9:00pm Eurovision Song Contest 2019 11:10pm Supersized Earth 12:10am Botany: A Blooming History 1:10am Capability Brown's Unfinished Garden 2:10am Metamorphosis The Science of Change 3:10am Guts: The Strange and Wonderful World of the Human Stomach


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The Chase The Avengers Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals The Protectors ITV Racing: Live from York Minder The Professionals Cycling: Tour Series Highlights The Chase Road Racing Highlights 2019 The Motorbike Show Gangster Squad FYI Daily Latest news from the world of entertainment. Gangster Squad Action crime drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, 2013. Van Helsing FYI Daily Van Helsing ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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6:30am Monster Family: Special 7:00am Breath 9:00am Damascus Cover 10:40am Incontrol 12:10pm The Meg 2:10pm Action Point 3:40pm Alien Code 5:25pm Incontrol 7:00pm Breath 9:00pm The Meg 11:00pm Alien Code 12:45am Action Point 2:20am The Clovehitch Killer A picture-perfect family is torn apart by a son's pressing suspicion that his father may be The Clovehitch Killer the cold-blooded murderer of 13 girls ten years prior. 4:20am Damascus Cover Ari, a disgraced Mossad spy, is given a special mission by his boss that takes a complicated turn.

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Times have changed LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT NO blacks. No Irish and no dogs. This is the oft publicised ‘unacceptable face of racism,’ of the late 50’s and early 60’s, when landladies, letting out rooms in areas of London and other cities posted this on the doors and windows of their establishments. By today’s standards these signs do of course appear utterly disgusting and totally unacceptable. But times have changed drastically since those far more insular and uninformed times. Back then, these were not blanket judgements, simply because of someone’s skin colour or country of origin. They were decisions made because of the general reputation gained by those who were considered foreigners at that time. Many Irish were not welcomed by landladies because the vast majority worked the roads and building sites, and on weekends were renowned for arriving back at all hours and keeping all the other tenants awake by bellowing Irish ditties at the tops of their voices. People of colour had, in the main, only recently arrived from countries which were far less developed than the UK, with many having never even seen a toilet or experienced abodes with running water. Through no fault of their own, their general stan-

dards of living were vastly different to the locals. The landladies simply couldn’t cope with the culture differences. As for dogs, this was in no way a comparison. Merely that landladies didn’t want the barking to annoy the other tenants. We weren’t racists; we were merely treating those around us as we found them. I personally NEVER judged people by creed or colour. In those heady flower-power days, I truly did believe the UK was the forerunner of how the whole world would be one day; convinced that in the words of Blue Mink and Madeline Bell, (who I know still peruses this column) that all we did indeed require was a great big melting pot, turning out coffee coloured people by the score! For a time I lived in Bayswater’s All Saints Road. At the end of the road was a pub frequented mainly by the black neighbourhood community. I was often the only white face in the pub and thoroughly enjoyed the company and the Ska and reggae music while enveloped in the vaguely sweet aroma of ‘pot.’ No racism there either. Some years later I returned to reminisce in the area which held so many memories. The taxi driver wouldn’t even drive down the street! I walked to the packed, still wholly black clientele pub and after a few minutes made the decision to leave because of the uncomfortable silence which had descended over the whole establishment. I truly was utterly

SIGN: Found in establishments in the 1960s. shocked and disappointed. Believe me, we were never the racists. Generally we welcomed those from different societies. We never envisaged that our liberal attitude would in later years bring the threat of other religions and cultures trying to alter our whole way of life and democratic liberty. No wonder the UK is now infested with racist views.

When you find yourself arguing racism with some snowflake or another, remember to remind them of one thing. Those people had all the best intentions in the world. And now find their very freedom of speech threatened! Just saying… Keep the faith, Love, leapy. leapylee

Leapy Lee’s opinions are his own and are not necessarily representative of those of the publishers, advertisers or sponsors.

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2:00pm BBC News at One; Weather 2:30pm BBC London News; Weather 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Impossible 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Garden Rescue 5:30pm The Repair Shop 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six; Weather 7:30pm BBC London News; Weather 7:55pm Party Election Broadcast 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Still Open All Hours 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm A Question of Sport 10:00pm Have I Got News for You 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm Regional News and Weather 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show 12:25am Sex on the Couch

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 7:25pm Party Election Broadcast 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm John Bishop's Ireland 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm ITV News London 11:45pm Bear's Mission with David Walliams 12:45am Bradley Walsh's Late Night Guest List

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Rip Off Britain Garden Rescue Walks of Life BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live The Boss Street Auction The TV That Made Me Ray Mears: Bushcraft The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation Flog It! Eggheads The Farmers' Country Showdown Mastermind Great British Menu Gardeners' World The Looming Tower The Mini Mash Report Newsnight Weather Drinkers Like Me: Adrian Chiles Panorama Climate Change

10:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 11:20am Superstore 11:45am Superstore 12:10pm You've Been Framed! Gold 12:40pm You've Been Framed! Gold 1:10pm Emmerdale 1:40pm Emmerdale 2:15pm You've Been Framed! Gold 2:40pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:35pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:45pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:50pm Take Me Out 8:00pm You've Been Framed! Gold 8:30pm You've Been Framed! Gold 9:00pm Skyfall 10:05pm FYI Daily 10:10pm Skyfall 11:50pm Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy

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8:20am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Frasier 10:10am Frasier 10:40am Frasier 11:10am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:05pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Couples Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Posh Pawn 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Extreme Cake Makers 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm Unreported World 9:00pm Puppy School 10:00pm Gogglebox 11:00pm The Last Leg 12:05am Sex Tape

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Teleshopping The Chase The Avengers Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals The Protectors ITV Racing: Live from York Minder The Professionals The Car Chasers The Chase River Monsters Terminator 2: Judgment Day FYI Daily Terminator 2: Judgment Day Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy FYI Daily Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy River Monsters ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 8:00am Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 9:30am Sucker Punch 11:30am Justice League 1:40pm Tombstone 4:00pm Man of Steel 6:30pm Maze Runner: The Death Cure 9:00pm Justice League 11:00pm Wonder Woman 1:25am Beverly Hills Cop

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1941 A Bad Idea Gone Wrong 11:20am Date Night 12:50pm Mamma Mia! 2:45pm Pitch Perfect 4:45pm The Terminal 7:00pm American Pie: Reunion 9:00pm Mamma Mia! 11:00pm Pitch Perfect 1:00am Stuck on You 3:00am Get Him to the Greek


9:00am How I Met Your Mother 9:30am How I Met Your Mother 10:00am Baby Daddy 10:30am Baby Daddy 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Goldbergs 12:30pm The Goldbergs 1:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm Baby Daddy 3:30pm Baby Daddy 4:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:00pm Speechless 5:30pm Speechless 6:00pm The Goldbergs 6:30pm The Goldbergs 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm Speechless 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm 47 Ronin 12:15am Rick and Morty 12:50am Robot Chicken

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12:30pm 1:00pm 1:15pm 1:30pm

The Hurricane Heist: The Eye of the Storm 6:30am Black Panther: Special 7:00am Breath 9:00am Action Point 10:40am Alien Code 12:30pm Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Special 1:00pm Blackkklansman 3:30pm The Meg 5:30pm Breath 7:30pm Action Point 9:00pm Blackkklansman 11:20pm The Meg 1:20am Outlaws In the gritty underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs, loyalty is everything. 3:00am Perfect Skin 4:45am Alien Code

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 9:30am Live Super Rugby 11:30am Rugby Gold A chance to relive a classic rugby match. Here, rewind to November 2017 and the autumn international clash between England and Australia. 11:40am Live Super Rugby 1:30pm Cricket 9:00pm Live EFL Play-Off Semi-Final 11:00pm Live PGA Championship 1:00am Sky Sports News 1:30am Live NBA Playoffs 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News

1:45pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 5:15pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 8:30pm 11:15pm 11:30pm 11:45pm 12:00am 12:30am 1:00am 1:30am

Football's Greatest EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games Football Countdowns Football Countdowns Football Years Football Years EFL One2eleven One2eleven Football's Greatest EFL Play-Off SemiFinal Live EFL Play-Off Semi-Final EFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games Football's Greatest Football's Greatest Football Years Football Years

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7:00am Breakfast 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30pm Nadiya's British Food Adventure 1:00pm BBC News 1:10pm Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Football Focus 3:00pm The FA Cup Show 4:35pm BBC News 4:45pm Regional News 4:50pm Weather 4:55pm Match of the Day Live 8:30pm Would I Lie to You? 9:00pm The Eurovision Song Contest 12:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:55am Weather The latest weather information. 1:00am Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights All the action from the latest FA Cup games.

9:15am The Dog Ate My Homework 9:45am Nature's Microworlds 10:15am Coast 10:45am Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes? 11:45am Bears 1:00pm Recipes That Made Me 1:30pm Kew on a Plate 2:30pm Best Bakes Ever 3:00pm Homes Under the Hammer 4:00pm Back in Time for the Weekend 5:00pm £100k House: Tricks of the Trade 6:00pm Million Pound Holiday Club 7:00pm Undiscovered Worlds with Steve Backshall 8:00pm The Yorkshire Dales 8:30pm Dad's Army 9:00pm BBC Young Dancer 2019 Grand Final 11:00pm QI XL 11:45pmEvelyn 1:20am Love is All You Need


The Return of Flying Scotsman FA Cup TOTP2 Gary Lineker on the Road to FA Cup Glory Cardinal Cardinal TOTP 1987 John Williams at the BBC Blackadder Fourth series of the comedy which sees Blackadder and the hapless Baldrick in the trenches during the First World War. Blackadder Blackadder The Kacey Musgraves Country and Western Rhinestone Revue at Royal Albert Hall World War I at Home Gary Lineker on the Road to FA Cup Glory

7:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:00am Frasier 9:15am The Big Bang Theory 10:35am Woman's Football World with Coca Cola 11:05am The Simpsons 12:05pm Couples Come Dine with Me 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:40pm Four in a Bed 2:10pm Four in a Bed 2:40pm Four in a Bed 3:10pm Four in a Bed 3:45pm W Series 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 5:35pm Sun, Sea and Brides to be 6:35pm Kirstie and Phil's Love it or List it 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Great Canal Journeys 9:00pm Britain's Most Historic Towns 10:00pm Taken 3 12:15am Legend 2:40am The Last Leg

7:00am Milkshake! 11:00am Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:15am Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:25am Make You Laugh Out Loud 11:50am Police Interceptors 1:40pm Friends 2:10pm Friends 2:40pm Friends 3:05pm Friends 3:35pm Friends 4:05pm The Nightmare 5:05pm The Nightmare 6:05pm Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly 7:00pm Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly 7:55pm Peb's: Plaid Cymru 8:00pm Secrets of the Royal Servants 8:55pm 5 News 9:00pm HMS Belfast: Ww2's Great Survivor 10:00pm Who Killed the Princes in the Tower? 11:50pm Pompeii 1:45am Criminals Caught on Camera

7:00am 8:00am 9:05am 10:10am 10:40am 11:10am 11:40am 12:10pm 12:35pm 1:05pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:25pm 3:55pm 4:20pm 4:45pm 5:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 10:00pm 11:40pm 12:40am 1:45am 2:50am

Don't Tell the Bride Don't Tell the Bride Made in Chelsea The Goldbergs Schooled Brooklyn Nine-Nine Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Titanic Lucy 8 Out of 10 Cats Gogglebox Gogglebox First Dates

7:00am 8:00am

8:05am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:15am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:30am Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution 9:00am Info not available 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Sara Cox Show 10:25am Saturday Morning with James Martin 12:35pm John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen 1:35pm Save Money 2:05pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:30pm ITV Racing: Live from Newbury 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV Evening News 7:15pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm Ninja Warrior UK Game show in 8:30pm In for a Penny 9:00pm Britain's Got Talent 10:15pm Info not available 12:30am ITV News 12:45am Bear's Mission with Warwick Davis

3:20am Teleshopping Shopping from home. 6:50am ITV2 Nightscreen Text-based information service. 7:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Matt Edmondson writes and narrates the series about the most entertaining Guinness World Records and the brilliant characters who set them, as captured by TV shows around the globe. 7:10am Emmerdale Omnibus An excited Belle prepares for a party. Robert makes a misstep. Chas and Paddy receive some news.

5:40am Road to Avonlea Aunt Eliza takes Daniel on vacation, leaving time for a second honeymoon for Janet and Alec. 6:30am ITV3 Nightscreen Text-based information service. 7:00am Love Your Garden 7:50am Carry on Doctor After the popular Dr Kilmore is sacked, the hosptial's patients try to get him reinstated. 9:40am Inspector Morse 11:50am Lewis 1:50pm Lewis 3:55pm Lewis 5:55pm Agatha Christie's Marple 8:00pm Midsomer Murders 10:00pm Vera 12:00am A Touch of Frost 2:00am Classic Emmerdale 2:30am Classic Emmerdale 2:55am Classic Emmerdale 3:20am ITV3 Nightscreen 3:30am Teleshopping

5:30am Teleshopping Shopping from home. 7:00am World of Sport Richard Henwood takes a look back at the glory days of British Wrestling, with some classic action from the archives. 7:10am The Protectors Adventure series about a European crime-fighting team. 7:35am The Professionals A visiting Israeli politician is abducted, and the only clues to his whereabouts are a shadowy photograph and a coded tape message.

11:25am Spider-Man: Homecoming 1:45pm Thor: Ragnarok 4:00pm Black Panther 6:30pm Avengers: Infinity War 9:00pm Ant-Man and the Wasp 11:00pm Spider-Man: Homecoming 1:30am Thor: Ragnarok 3:55am Black Panther

9:00am 11:00am 1:30pm 3:25pm

The Meg Blackkklansman Upgrade Alien Code A cryptographer is targeted by shady operatives and alien beings after decoding a satellite message that seems to be a warning from the future. Action Point The Meg A rogue diver must come to the aid of a research team that have found themselves stuck at the bottom of the Pacific, with only a Jurassic shark for company Blackkklansman Upgrade Alien Code Perfect Skin

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5:20pm 7:00pm 11:40am Top Ten Show, the 2019 12:00pmBean 1:40pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 3:40pm Pitch Perfect 3 5:20pm Bean 7:00pm The Longest Yard 9:00pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 11:00pm Pitch Perfect 3 12:40amThe Wedding Singer 2:25am Hot Tub Time Machine

9:00pm 11:20pm 1:10am 3:00am

Sky Sports News Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:30am Live Super Rugby Blues take on Chiefs in Auckland in an all-New Zealand clash in round 14 of Super Rugby. 1:00pm Live Ladies European Tour Golf 2:15pm Live Rugby League Summer Bash The opening game from the Rugby League Summer Bash, held at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool. 4:15pm Live Super League 6:30pm Live PGA Championship 1:00am Sky Sports News All the news from the Premier League and beyond. 1:30am Live NBA Playoffs 4:00am Sky Sports News

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6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 9:50pm 11:55pm 12:00am 12:15am

EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games Football's Greatest Football's Greatest Football Countdowns Football Countdowns Football's Greatest EFL Play-Off SemiFinal EFL Play-Off SemiFinal EFL Play-Off SemiFinal The second leg from a tie in the the Sky Bet League 1 playoff semi-finals. MLS Round Up Show Football's Greatest Football Years EFL Football's Greatest SPFL Greatest Games Info not available Football Info not available EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games

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7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights 11:00am The Andrew Marr Show 12:00pm Sunday Politics 12:30pm Bargain Hunt 1:05pm Garden Rescue 1:50pm BBC News 2:00pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:05pm Songs of Praise 2:45pm Points of View 3:00pm Tennis 6:30pm BBC News 6:50pm Regional News 6:55pm Weather 7:00pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 8:00pm Countryfile 9:00pm Antiques Roadshow 10:00pm Gentleman Jack 11:00pm BBC News 11:20pm Regional News 11:25pm Weather 11:30pm Spooks: The Greater Good 1:10am Weather for the Week Ahead 1:15am BBC News

7:20am Great British Garden Revival 8:20am Glorious Gardens From Above 9:05am Countryfile 10:00am Beechgrove 10:30am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00pm Athletics 1:00pm Great Manchester Run Highlights 3:20pm Talking Pictures 4:05pm Escape to Athena 6:00pm Great Manchester Run Highlights 7:00pm Turkey with Simon Reeve 8:00pm Dragons' Den 9:00pm Undiscovered Worlds with Steve Backshall 10:00pm The Ranganation 10:45pm What We Do in the Shadows 11:15pm What We Do in the Shadows 11:35pm I'll Get This 12:25am Young Frankenstein 2:05am Question Time 3:05am Holby City 4:05am This is BBC Two

8:00pm Secret Agent Selection : WW2 9:00pm Kew's Forgotten Queen 10:00pm Walking with Dogs 11:00pm Life is a Circus 12:00am Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster 1:00am Blackadder Fourth series of the comedy which sees Blackadder and the hapless Baldrick in the trenches during the First World War. 1:30am Blackadder 2:00am Blackadder 2:30am Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema Documentary 4:00am Kew's Forgotten Queen

8:30am Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution 8:55am The Haunted Hathaways 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Sara Cox Show 10:25am James Martin's Sunday Selection 11:25am This Morning - On Sunday 12:25pm John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen 1:25pm ITV Lunchtime News 1:30pm Britain's Got Talent 2:45pm Britain's Got More Talent 3:45pm In for a Penny 4:15pm The Living Daylights 6:40pm ITV Evening News 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:05pm Tenable All Stars 8:00pm What the Durrells Did Next 9:00pm Info not available 11:00pm ITV News 11:15pm Info not available 12:10am easyJet: Inside the Cockpit 1:05am John Bishop's Ireland

6:55am ITV2 Nightscreen 7:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7:10am You've Been Framed! Gold 7:35am Emmerdale Omnibus 10:35am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:30pm Celebrity Catchphrase 2:30pm Babe 3:35pm FYI Daily 3:40pm Babe 4:25pm Britain's Got Talent 5:35pm Britain's Got More Talent 6:40pm Minions 7:45pm FYI Daily 7:50pm Minions 8:35pm Jurassic World 9:35pm FYI Daily 9:40pm Jurassic World 11:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm Family Guy 11:55pm Family Guy 12:25am Family Guy 12:55am American Dad! 1:25am American Dad! 1:50am The Cleveland Show 2:20am The Cleveland Show

7:00am 7:55am 9:00am 10:05am 11:05am 12:10pm 2:10pm 4:05pm 6:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 12:05am 1:05am 2:55am 3:45am 4:15am 4:40am 5:05am 5:30am

The Royal The Royal Heartbeat Heartbeat Long Lost Family Lewis Lewis Inspector Morse Victoria Victoria Agatha Christie's Poirot Tonight at the London Palladium Grantchester Tina and Bobby Wire in the Blood Agatha Christie's Poirot Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale

6:05am Fill Your House for Free 6:10am The 100k Drop 7:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:55am Frasier 8:20am Frasier 8:45am Frasier 9:10am The Big Bang Theory 9:40am The Big Bang Theory 10:00am The Big Bang Theory 10:30am Sunday Brunch 1:30pm Tricks of the Restaurant Trade 2:00pm Bake Off: The Professionals 3:00pm The Simpsons 3:30pm The Simpsons 4:00pm The Simpsons 4:30pm Escape to the Chateau: DIY 5:30pm A Place in the Sun 6:30pm Coast v Country 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm Chaos at the Castle 9:00pm Star Trek Beyond 11:20pm Gogglebox 12:20am Locked Up: Walter Presents

7:00am 7:10am 8:10am 9:10am 10:10am 11:10am 12:15pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 10:05pm 11:05pm 11:10pm 12:10am 1:10am 1:15am 2:20am

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World of Sport Kojak Minder Motorsport UK World Superbike Highlights The Motorbike Show MSA British Touring Car Championship Cycling: Tour Series Highlights Hornblower Rambo III FYI Daily Rambo III Conan the Destroyer FYI Daily Conan the Destroyer Minder Comedy drama series. The Protectors ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping Shopping from home. ITV4 Nightscreen Text-based information service. Teleshopping

6:10am 6:35am 7:00am 11:00am 11:10am 11:15am 11:35am 1:35pm 2:05pm 2:35pm 3:05pm 3:35pm 4:00pm 6:10pm 7:05pm 8:00pm 8:55pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 1:35am 2:00am 4:00am 4:10am 5:00am

HouseBusters Wildlife SOS Milkshake! Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Access Rocketman Special Maid in Manhattan Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Practical Magic Me and My 19 Kids When Rich Kids Go Skint Cricket on 5: Eng v Pak-ODI 5 News Blind Date My Crazy Rich Asian Wedding What Women Want Lip Sync Battle High Street TV Teleshopping Access Wentworth Prison Britain's Greatest Bridges


Ant-Man and the Wasp 11:30am Guardians of the Galaxy 1:45pm Spider-Man: Homecoming 4:15pm Thor: Ragnarok 6:30pm Black Panther 9:00pm Avengers: Infinity War 11:30pm Ant-Man and the Wasp

7:30am 9:35am 12:00pm 1:35pm 3:35pm

Hitch As Good as it Gets Mr Bean's Holiday We're the Millers She's Out of My League 5:25pm Mr Bean's Holiday 7:00pm The Bounty Hunter 9:00pm We're the Millers 11:00pm She's Out of My League 12:50am Shallow Hal 2:50am The Layover 4:25am Dazed and Confused

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

Schooled Rules of Engagement Hollyoaks Omnibus To be Announced Charmed Speechless Speechless Speechless Speechless Speechless Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs Young Sheldon Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Gotham 8 Out of 10 Cats Naked Attraction The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

6:30am Black Panther: Special 7:00am Alien Code 9:00am Blackkklansman 11:30am Upgrade 1:20pm Backtrace 3:15pm Action Point 5:00pm The Meg A rogue diver must come to the aid of a research team that have found themselves stuck at the bottom of the Pacific, with only a Jurassic shark for company..Gripping sci-fi action. 7:10pm Upgrade A man left widowed and quadriplegic after a mugging is offered an AI implant to cure him. 9:00pm Blackkklansman 11:20pm Backtrace 1:00am The Meg 3:10am Gangsta 5:30am Final Score: Special


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Netball Netball My Icon Total Goals Total Goals Total Goals Sky Sports News Cricket Live PGA Championship Sky Sports News All the news from the Premier League and beyond. Live NBA Playoffs A game from the NBA playoffs. Sky Sports News All the news from the Premier League and beyond. Sky Sports News All the news from the Premier League and beyond.

8:00am Football's Greatest A series profiling of some of football's greatest players. Here, the focus is on former Juventus, Milan and Italy forward Roberto Baggio, one of the game's great mavericks. 8:30am Football's Greatest 9:00am Football Countdowns 9:30am Football Countdowns 10:00am Football Years 10:30am Football Years 11:00am EFL 12:00pm SPFL Greatest Games 12:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 1:00pm EFL 3:00pm SPFL Greatest Games 3:30pm Football 6:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 7:00pm EFL 8:00pm Info not available 8:30pm Football's Greatest 9:00pm SPFL Greatest Games 9:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 10:00pm Info not available 10:15pm Football

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7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain Live 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Neighbourhood Blues 12:45pm Defenders UK 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Impossible 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 5:30pm The Repair Shop 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm Not Going Out 10:30pm Ghosts 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Back to Life 12:00am Have I Got a Bit More News for You

7:00am Rip Off Britain 7:45am Escape to the Country 8:30am Antiques Roadshow 9:30am The Week in Parliament 10:00am BBC News at 9 11:00am Victoria Derbyshire 12:00pm BBC Newsroom Live 1:15pm Politics Live 2:00pm Triathlon World Series 3:45pm Taekwondo: World Championships Highlights 5:15pm Ray Mears: Bushcraft 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm The Farmers' Country Showdown 8:00pm The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts 9:00pm RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 10:00pm Thatcher: A Very British Revolution 11:00pm I Love 1980 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Louis Theroux

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Victorian Bakers 10:00pm Swimming Through the Seasons: The Hampstead Ponds 11:00pm Iraq: The Hidden Story 11:50pm Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth Documentary exploring the stories of four ships built on the River Clyde. 12:50am Time Shift 1:50am Arena A daily magazine programme which looks at the world of arts and entertainment. 3:10am World War I at Home 3:40am Victorian Bakers

10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:55pm Regional News and Weather 3:00pm Judge Rinder 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:25pm Party Election Broadcast 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Love Your Garden 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Info not available 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm Regional News and Weather 11:45pm Serial Killer with Piers Morgan 12:45am Tenable

11:20am Superstore 11:45am Superstore 12:10pm You've Been Framed! Gold 1:10pm Emmerdale 1:40pm Coronation Street 2:15pm Coronation Street 2:40pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:35pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 5:45pm The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:50pm Take Me Out 8:00pm You've Been Framed! Gold 8:30pm You've Been Framed! Gold 9:00pm You've Been Framed! Gold 9:30pm You've Been Framed! Gold 10:00pm Family Guy 10:30pm American Dad! 11:00pm American Dad! 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad!

6:00am 6:25am 6:50am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am 10:35am 11:05am 11:35am 1:40pm 2:45pm 3:15pm 3:50pm 4:20pm 4:55pm 6:55pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 11:00pm 12:00am 1:05am 3:00am 3:30am

Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale ITV3 Nightscreen Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote On the Buses On the Buses George and Mildred Lewis Heartbeat Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Lewis Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie's Poirot Cheat Cheat A Touch of Frost ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping


8:20am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Frasier 11:10am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:05pm Undercover Boss USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News Midday Summary 2019 1:05pm Couples Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Posh Pawn 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Extreme Cake Makers 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Supershoppers 9:30pm Tricks of the Restaurant Trade 10:00pm The Hunt for Jihadi John 11:30pm Sex on Trial 12:35am First Dates 1:30am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

7:00am Milkshake! 10:15am Jeremy Vine 12:15pm Police Interceptors Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in Essex. 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Bad Tenants, Rogue QLandlords 2:10pm Access 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:20pm A Neighbour's Obsession 5:00pm Friends 5:30pm Friends 6:00pm 5 News 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 7:55pm Peb's: Labour Party 8:00pm Gallagher Premiership Rugby Highlights 9:00pm Police Interceptors 10:00pmTraffic Cops 11:00pm Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack 12:00amThe Punisher

7:00am Hollyoaks 8:00am Rules of Engagement 9:00am How I Met Your Mother 9:30am How I Met Your Mother 10:00am Baby Daddy 10:30am Baby Daddy 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Goldbergs 1:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm Melissa and Joey 3:30pm Melissa and Joey 4:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:00pm Speechless 5:30pm Speechless 6:00pm The Goldbergs 6:30pm The Goldbergs 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm Speechless 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm Young Sheldon 10:00pm Made in Chelsea 11:00pm The Undateables 12:05am The Big Bang Theory 12:35am The Big Bang Theory


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

10:10am The Last Samurai 12:45pm Deadpool 2 Action comedy sequel 2:50pm Batman Begins 5:15pm The Bourne Identity 7:15pm Reprisal! 9:00pm Deadpool 2 11:00pm Batman Begins 1:25am Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

7:00am Breath 9:00am Backtrace 10:50am Most Likely to Murder 12:45pm Blackkklansman 3:15pm Top Ten Show, the 2019 Which movies are doing the best business at home and across the pond? 3:35pm Alien Code 5:25pm Upgrade A man left widowed and quadriplegic after a mugging is offered an AI implant to cure him. 7:15pm Backtrace 9:00pm Blackkklansman 11:20pm Most Likely to Murder 1:10am Upgrade A man left widowed and quadriplegic after a mugging is offered an AI implant to cure him. 2:55am Outlaws

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A SCOTTISH airport’s about to introduce the first full-time therapy dogs in the UK travel industry to calm anxious passengers. There are already more than 50 animal therapy programmes in airports across America, including one, at San Francisco International, featuring Lu Liu the pig. Though not all airlines are sympathetic. Last year, a woman was refused permission to bring Dexter, her emotional-support peacock, on board a flight to Los Angeles. But it’s not just at airports that you come across ‘therapy’ pets. They’re now in the work place, schools and hospitals. An interesting idea, but doubtless there’ll be protests, demonstrations and angry letters to papers in the cause of ‘animal-slavery,’ certain religious objections (let’s not go down that avenue) and allergy - ‘if they bring cats in, I’ll scream and scream until I’m sick’ as someone about to go the full (‘Just William’) Violet Elizabeth Bott might put it. With the imminent approach of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, I often wonder how those who fought and survived the atrocities of the Second World War managed without

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THERAPY DOGS: Are to be introduced in a Scottish airport. all these therapy ‘aids’ seemingly deemed ‘essential’ today. I can’t help asking myself whether the high levels of stress and mental illness experienced by millennials nowadays in any way coincide with living in such a riskaverse culture that they’re forbidden all

kinds of emotionally satisfying activities and experiences. Taking risks - like jumping into a pool or climbing a tree - plays a significant role in confidence building for kids. When they learn to swim or ride a bike - learning to feel what it’s like to master something - it has positive effects that spill over into other aspects of their life. Incidentally, a friend of mine has a large Rottweiler. Though she (the dog!) has a calm, placid temperament, she’s so threatening-looking, she’d have zero therapeutic effect on anxious passengers. Quite the opposite! My own little toy poodle would get so stressed she’d need her own therapy dog to recover... Whatever next? Transgender dogs? Would they, in turn, need therapy adults? Blame it all on Brexit - it’s gone to the dogs! Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘Betrayal,’ ‘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.

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LEGALLY SPEAKING Must he pay in cash? We have lived in our rented apartment for five years. We have paid our rent monthly by bank transfer and declared this to Hacienda when making our tax return, which gave us a refund. We now have a new owner who insists that the rent is paid in cash to the estate agent and also that we do not declare to the Spanish Tax Agency that we pay rent to him. We do declare the rent automatically through our accountant. I suffer from arthritis in both knees and find it difficult to walk the 1.5 km to the estate agency. Our question is: are we legally entitled to pay our rent by bank transfer? P M (Costa del Sol)

No, you cannot David Searl oblige your You and the Law landlord to accept only in Spain payment by bank transfer. He is within his rights to insist on cash payment. However, he has no right to ask you to break the law by not declaring the payment on your tax return. I suggest you tell the estate agency that, if they want payment in cash, that they come to you and collect the rent.

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

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Seafront scam

I WAS disgusted but not surprised to read about the group of 26 people who were arrested for allegedly scamming tourists on Palma beach. Wherever high levels of holidaymakers concentrate there always seem to be people who seek to take advantage of those letting their guard down while away from home. However, while I sympathise with those who have lost their money on these ‘games,’ I was a little shocked that adult tourists had been taken in by the group. It seems to prove the old adage true, ‘if it seems too good to be true, it is.’ Mr John Hedron

French air strikes HI Leapy, I have to compliment you on very detailed articles in the Euro Weekly News , we look forward to continue reading them online here in Ireland. Sometime, if you think it’s worth mentioning, you might mention the fallout of the effects of the continuing French air traffic controllers strike. On May 8, we were affected by this action for the second time, the large expense of rehiring a car, and for some, hotel fees etc. There was little mention of this in the news anywhere. Surely, as this ongoing dispute affects many countries in Europe, it should be an issue for the European Parliament to get involved, in the form of mediation, and indeed put pressure on both sides, to reach a settlement. I am going to write to the MEPs going up for election to see what they have to say about this issue. Keep up the great articles, and looking forward to reading them online. Danny Murphy

Points raised RE: An arrogant affront (Issue 1765). Might I say I have enjoyed reading your articles since I came to Spain and always seem to agree with what your views are. However this I feel has moved me to put something in writing. Both points mentioned are a disgrace. I cannot believe these things are happening and no one in England stands up and speaks. The Sri Lankan atrocity was far more devastating than New Zealand and as you say hardly mentioned. I’m sure if you were Prime Minster things would get sorted, but the downside is you would have to go back to the UK, something I certainly don’t want to do. Keep up the good work!! Lorraine Pilling

SWALLOWS: Are the birds at risk?

Extinction fears YOUR article on migratory birds (Issue 1766), did not mention the millions caught by nets across Egypt, and

other north African countries, eaten as delicacies. No swallows have returned to Coin, for several years, be-


cause of this. Eventually, they could become extinct, as they come north to breed. Edward Naughton

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OUR VIEW More action needed THE news that Spanish emissions fell by a higher rate than the EU average last year is welcome, but action on climate change must be stepped up to avoid catastrophe. Emissions in Spain fell by 3.2 per cent last year, according to the Eurostat data agency. The EU average was 2.5 per cent, with both figures well below that of Portugal’s which dropped by 9 per cent. Climate change is the single-biggest existential threat to the survival of our species and to the natural world we depend on. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned we have 11 years to drastically change climate policies to prevent irreversible damage. As leading naturalist David Attenborough said in a recent documentary, a failure to do so would mean the end of civilisation as we know it. Here in Spain we are likely to see more heat waves, droughts and desertification of once-arable farmland. Flash floods like the ones which struck Mallorca and the Costa Blanca this year and Malaga Province last year will also increase, and several of Spain’s native animals will disappear. The current left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) government has promised a raft of measures to wean Spain off fossil fuels and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, also the EU’s target. But progress must be accelerated and the fossil fuel industry should shoulder a heavy burden of the effort given it brought us to the brink of a climate cataclysm.

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Bullfighter wipes bull’s tears before killing it This picture has broken my heart... how can human beings behave like this. I just pray for Karma. Lesley-Ann What kind of example are they setting in how to treat other living beings of ALL kinds including humans!? Louisa

Spain’s longest urban slide, opened in Costa del Sol, causes controversy due to ‘safety’ reasons And today (Saturday) it has been closed for safety reasons. Who thought a 30º slope was a good idea? PM Totally agree! I thought no way that could be a children’s slide. Caroline

COMMENTS FROM EWN ONLINE AIRPORT DELAYS: France air strikes affect passengers in Spain The French do like to strike and if it affects any other countries so much the better. Wonder what would have happened if Macron’s European pal Merkel’s country had been seriously affected? Ian

Spain says Gibraltar is under ‘illegal occupation’ by the British If the Spanish are so unconcerned by history and interna-

tional Treaties, ask them about Ceuta and Melilla and Perejil. PM

Dramatic rescue: Five girls found after going missing in southern Spain The Guardia Civil mountain rescue team are brilliant. I took a wrong turning on top of Mt Maroma a couple of weeks ago and ran out of food and energy and ended up trying to sleep through the night under bits of grass half way up the mountain. Yet Mountain Rescue found me and helped me back down at 3.30 in the morning. I felt like an idiot as I am an experienced walker, but it was a lesson for me and the rescue guys were superb, hats off to them. Angus

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Marbella Moments by Nicole King BY the time this column goes to print, we will have just celebrated our fourth international community get-together #UNMS2019. At the time of writing this column we’ve already reached our 150 registrations with more coming in ‘as we speak.’ I can’t wait to tell those of you who couldn’t make it how it went! Fingers crossed ☺. Hopefully by next week we’ll have had the time to process what went on, but in the meantime I’d like to share very positive news which directly relates to concerns and incentives which have arisen each year relating to affordable options for getting around the city. To complement our free drinks for the designated driver, our #zerohero incentive and Linea Directa offering free taxis up to four times a month for policy holders, the town hall of Marbella is now offering free buses! From May 1, if you are on the Padron, the local town census (a

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FREE BUSES: As part of the incentives. very simple document which you attain at no cost and with no change to your existing tax status) you can now sign up to obtain your ‘bus pass’ which allows free use of the urban transport service.

Advertising Feature IF you have ever dreamed of a mobile phone service in Spain which is cheap, has great coverage and offers a service completely in English with native Englishspeaking staff - wake up, it’s now become a reality with Lobster Mobile. Two years in the making, Lobster, which is a Spanish company, offers an incredibly simple service to set up with none of the usual bureaucracy. For a flat monthly fee you get unlimited calls and texts in Spain and to the UK and other countries. It really is flippin’ easy and great value for money and instead of loads of different calling plans and complicated contracts you have three simple monthly options, all with unlimited calls and texts and you just choose the amount of data you want. €12 gives you 2GB of data, €18 gives you 7GB of data, and €24 gives you 15GB of data which means basically if you like to watch lots of videos, you will probably be better suited with the medium or large plans, whilst if your main interest is making and receiving calls and sending WhatsApps then the small one is probably the one for you. The great thing about Lobster is that you are not tied into any contract and can change between plans at any time with no penalty, and as an added bonus when you first sign up, your first month’s plan is free to give you the option to decide whether

Councillor for Transport, Felix Romero, said over 30,000 applications have been received, some 24,000 in Marbella and 7,000 in San Pedro de Alcantara. He also commented that “it is

with great satisfaction on the part of the City Council not only to take forward an idea which seemed novel and has had a great reception, but also going to suppose an extraordinary income for

Lobster: The full English mobile Credit: Lobster Mobile


MARKETING DIRECTOR: Tony Watts thinks Lobster is flippin’ good!

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the City Council.” The mayor, Angeles Muñoz said that the second objective pursued by the initiative has also been achieved; to increase the number of registered voters. Another fundamental fact, is that in February and March, the months in which the application began, more than 2,200 people signed up to the Padron which supposes more than half a million euros of benefits for Marbella from the central government. The only requirement to pick up the transport card is to present the DNI, passport or NIE. There are so many great things going on, but telling everyone about them is a challenge, hence making our grapevine incentive more important every year, but one of the hardest to get going. For further details contact your local town hall office or www.mar For further details on #zerohero visit: For links to my column #MarbellaMoments in the EWN, Mi Marbella 107.6fm and Marbella Now TV: See you next week, hugs and happiness, Nicole.

you like the service with no commitments. Lobster thinks you’ll like it and will want to stay. If you have a Spanish mobile number at the moment and want to keep it, that can easily be arranged so all of your contacts will still be able to call you as normal. Lobster has full national coverage in Spain, running on the Movistar network. This really is a first for Spain as the whole service has been built with English speakers in mind, so the call centre which is open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week responds quickly and you will always find help from a native English speaker on the end of the line. Signing up is simple as all you need is valid ID; passport, NIE or similar, and a credit or debit card and there are no commitments; you simply pay on a monthly basis and can cancel whenever you like. You can sign up online visiting their website, by calling their call centre for free on 1661, or by going in to one of more than 300 retail stores selling Lobster. There are already thousands of happy customers, one of whom (Frances Cripps) wrote on the company Facebook page: ‘I’ve had my SIM card a month now and so far it’s been one of the best I’ve ever had; internet is great and the staff are really helpful. Would definitely be recommending this company to everyone.’

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Advertising Feature ELITE GLASS CURTAINS in Elviria was set up in 2006 and current owner Gemma joined the company in 2007 before taking it over in 2015. This is a company which manufactures its own glass curtains, selling direct to the public as well as supplying builders and general trade orders. Having been in business for so long, the company knows something about the products they make, and in the case of glass curtains, Elite use a bottom loading system of their own bespoke design. Now, in addition to its range of high-quality glass curtains, the company is delighted to be able to offer a whole range of new and innovative glazing products, including aluminium and UPVC windows and doors, retractable and fixed roofs, stainless steel balustrades, pool surrounds, toldos and much more. The company’s factory is situated on the Elviria industrial estate and is a first-class facility creating many varied products, although glass curtains remain their primary product and the one for which they have become so well-respected. Although Gemma is quite content


A company to trust

GLASS CURTAINS: Can turn any space into a room. to say that no glass curtain can ever be 100 per cent watertight because the run is vertically frameless, the curtains they manufacture are produced to the highest standard, and the addition of a run of glass curtains not only helps to create a new and flexible room, but there is a positive reduction in noise and many customers have congratulated Elite on the fact

that the new rooms are kept warm and safe from strong breezes. Add to this the fact that the systems use 10mm safety glass, means that as well as being robust, reflection is cut down, and for those who are worried about UV rays there is also the possibility of adding a solar protection system. Because they manufacture their

own glass curtains, Elite are able to offer accurate and realistic installation dates, ensuring a first-class service from beginning to end, and more importantly giving great service to the ever growing band of customers which Elite has seen increase each year. All of their fitters are very experienced and the company meets all da-

ta protection and health and safety standards as well as being properly insured in case of any unexpected event. You don’t have to worry about the future, as although Elite offer a fiveyear guarantee on the glass curtains, in their 14 years of trading, the life of their product has lasted more than twice over the guarantee period given. Apart from quality of product, Elite Glass Curtains pride themselves on the fact that they offer a personal service with much of their business being by recommendation, and they have now set up a new department, run by Gemma’s husband Carlos to look after the renovation and servicing of installations which they have not supplied themselves. It is very easy to obtain a free quote by visiting their website, or by calling 952 830 503. The office is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Me against the system Mike Senker In my opinion Views of a Grumpy Old Man MRS S needed a new laptop so she went to PC World whilst in the UK. The assistant told her the price and five minutes later she was back in the car and on her way. And if you believe that then elephants can fly. Because the truth is it was an absolute nightmare. Have any of you tried to replace a laptop recently? The actual conversation was more like ‘I’d like a new laptop please.’ He says, ‘What type? There’s chrome books, a traditional laptop, Subnotebook, Netbook, Convertible, hybrid, 2in-1, desktop replacement, rugged laptop, business laptop, MacBooks, solid state, dual or quad core. Then he wants to know if she wants touch screen. Why would we want touch screen? It’s just going to get filthy dirty with fingerprints. They had the chat about the difference between solid state and dual or quad core and basically it all boils down to how fast it starts up, but it’s a little more complicated than that. More cores are faster only if a program can split its tasks between the

cores. A newer dual core CPU with a higher clock speed will often outperform an older quad core CPU with a lower clock speed. Got that? Cos I certainly haven’t a clue! Then there’s solid state, which is not like having a normal hard disk, where you store all your stuff. With this you have to store everything on ‘a cloud’ of your choice. By now I am on the ‘phone trying to tell the assistant that she’s not going to be gaming or downloading loads of movies or designing a new shopping centre. All she really wants is a glorified typewriter with a screen and I guess that’s what most older people want. Why does everything have to be so confusing? We finally came up with a laptop that suits her purpose perfectly. But I’m sure it could be a lot simpler. Then the next part of the sales quiz game started - do we want to buy this recommended anti-virus and, of course, you will need to buy Windows Office and do you want the extended warranty and on and on. I already have anti-virus and I use a free office suite that is fine and no I don’t want the extended warranty. Finally she gets it home and the next battle starts. Microsoft wants you to log in with your account which I don’t want and off we go again me against the system!




FOR NEXT 7 DAYS AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Your emotions, extra expenses and other domestic pressures are on the boil. Put off major decisions until next week. Meanwhile, loosen up, walk into some creative space, and if necessary, talk to someone who understands your ups and downs. There are good things waiting to happen, so refuse to lose your nerve.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) It’s both a vertical and horizontal week. What goes right somewhere could easily go wrong elsewhere. Sensitive Venus conspires with touchy Mars to trigger tensions and troubles. If you're aware of where others are coming from, you'll be fine. You’ll have fun, but don't let your spending splurges rule your head on Wednesday or Saturday.

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

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

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) You will see the advantage of working towards a new location, or even a specific makeover for your domestic scene. Either way, wait for a further green light, especially where money’s concerned. Monday and Thursday are delicate days, so play it cool.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Refuse to be miffed by whatever disagreements or difficulties clutter your world. The sooner you get on with things, the better for your peace of mind. Even this week's affrays and dismays are simply passing clouds. Put yourself first, and things will start to change. There’s no telling what might occur, especially if you explore new options.

WHILE modern beds are made with springs for comfort, ancient Romans used to fill theirs with pea pods, and even covered them with velvet or silk for the very wealthy. Even more luxuriously, Pharoah Tutankahmun’s bed was made entirely of gold and ebony, while his subjects slept on palm branches.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Move forward on this week’s positive waves of optimism. Treat yourself, but don’t over-indulge your temptations. The planets aren’t dancing to all your wants and desires. If certain situations or individuals seem complicated, wait until the dust settles, then follow your hunches.

PURE LUXURY: Pharoah Tutankahmun slept on a bed of gold.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) There's a saying that if it doesn’t rain, it pours, so keep an umbrella of humour to hand. April is around the corner, and with it, a much happier trend for your workaday, social and financial prospects. Strive through this showery emotional week, and the sunshine will surely follow. Meanwhile, focus on the now.


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









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





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Women’s wit

You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have rejection and you have to learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.” Taylor Swift

Famous quote

We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good... Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.” Pope Francis

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Across 1 Money enclosures (6) 5 Explodes sculptures, including the head of Rodin (6) 8 Takeaway of French pamphlet (7) 9 Member from some council I’m backing (4) 10 Find fault with fish (4) 11 Pop star Alvin's bizarre sad strut (8) 12 Dressed initially in calico, lace and denim (4) 13 Model in street carrying one (3) 14 Break off for a photo (4) 16 Foolish behaviour from canon's ensemble (8) 20 Experts playing cards (4) 21 Clobber kept in storage area (4) 22 Nuclear submarine I'd put in river (7) 23 Resistance following roof support (6) 24 Make certain points by river (6) Down 2 Wandering bald, old eccentric (7) 3 Doctor and poet getting writer's block? (7) 4 Corset's remains (5) 5 Small role for two components (3,4) 6 Ride around learner when annoyed (5) 7 The newspaper items are poorly written (5)

13 Politician involved in treason (7) 14 They're needed on deck when southeasterly gales are raging (3,4) 15 Accomplice in crime is a gambler (7) 17 Last letter from the Rome Gazette (5)

Code Breaker

18 Building support from trust (5) 19 Top people of the Spanish, Italian and English (5)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 13 represents Z and 23 represents T, so fill in Z every time the figure 13 appears and T every time the figure 23 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 Censure severely or angrily (5) 3 Plant louse (5) 6/18 Vehicle safety device (3,3) 8 Breastbone (7) 9 Useful or valuable quality (5) 10 Religious song of praise (4) 13 Conceal (4) 14 Mayhem (5) 17 Joggers (7) 18 See 6 19 Aroma (5) 20 Requires (5)

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Across 1 Keyboard (7) 5 Habas (5) 8 To show (7) 9 Snow (5) 10 Oxidado (5) 11 Rescue (7) 12 Alabar (6) 14 Sueldo (6) 17 Aguacate (7) 19 Arches (5) 22 Hasta (5) 23 Third (ordinal number) (7) 24 Extraviado (animal) (5) 25 Grooves (in wood, metal etc) (7)

Down 1 Fraudulent business scheme (4) 2 Cleaning cloth (6) 3 Highest point (4) 4 Bee construction (9) 5 Request urgently and forcefully (6) 7 Dwelling place (9) 11 Contributions (6) 12 Minister of religion (6) 15 Strike repeatedly (4) 16 Long time (4)

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

Down 1 To fear (be afraid) (5) 2 Things (5) 3 Streams (brooks) (7) 4 Worker (agriculture, industry) (6) 5 Huesos (5) 6 German (f) (7) 7 Paisaje (7) 12 Cacahuetes (7) 13 To bet (gamble) (7) 15 Saffron (7) 16 Cartel (6) 18 Callejón (5) 20 Claro (ejemplo, prueba, ventaja) (5) 21 Tiendas (5)





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


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Virtue 2 Mellow 3 Theist 4 Opaque 5 Stylus 6 Humane 7 Simply 8 Casino 9 Campus 10 Status 11 Afloat 12 Impish 13 Client 14 Lignum 15 Chunky 16 Notify 17 Relict 18 Bucket 19 Crusty.


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 H) 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: 21 • Good: 29



• Very good: 41 • Excellent: 53

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

Average: 12 Good: 17 Very good: 24


Excellent: 31

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION epic neep peen peer pent peri pert pier pine pint ripe tipi trip creep crepe crept inept pence peter piece preen price print ripen tripe pectin pierce pincer pinier prince recipe repent repine tiepin percent receipt prentice RECIPIENT

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QUICK Across: 1 Unpopular, 7 Stern, 8 Minus, 9 Apex, 10 Urge, 13 Seem, 14 Cars, 17 Model, 19 Adorn, 20 Yesterday.


Down: 1 Upset, 2 Prepare, 3 Punter, 4 Lamp, 5/18 Run dry, 6 Waste, 11 Respond, 12 Damage, 13 Samba, 15 Annoy, 16 Alms.





1 Boss, 3 Solitary, 9 Sort out, 10 Snail, 11 Bleat, 12 Steady, 14 Detach, 16 Prance, 19 Trudge, 21 Stoat, 24 Hoist, 25 Salvage, 26 Elephant, 27 Feet.

1 Germen, 4 Asleep, 9 Atalaya, 10 Attic, 11 Clamp, 12 Referee, 13 Interruptor, 18 Lápices, 20 Three, 22 Opens, 23 Estante, 24 Tesoro, 25 Escala.



1 Busybody, 2 Serve, 4 Obtuse, 5 Issue, 6 Abandon, 7 Yelp, 8 Poetic, 13 Seat belt, 15 Turbine, 17 Result, 18 Nelson, 20 Ditch, 22 Orate, 23 Shoe.

1 Glance, 2 Riada, 3 Example, 5 Staff, 6 Entorno, 7 Pocket, 8 Hairdresser, 14 Nephews, 15 Patitos, 16 Almost, 17 Cereza, 19 Coser, 21 Renta.

App of the week Custom messages If you have ever wanted to make your text messages look a little more personal, one new app may be able to help. Quick SMS Launcher allows users to send texts using different colours, font sizes and emojis, as well as different text bubbles and graphics. The app even applies to audio and video messages, meaning you can personalise calls home, too.

QUIZ: TRIPLE A (PART TWO) ALL THE ANSWERS CONTAIN (AT LEAST) THREE AS 1. Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects) were the four members of which fictional rock band? 2. Nassau is the capital of which island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba? 3. Which 17th century French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher is best known for deriving the principle that the pressure of a fluid at rest is transmitted equally in all directions? 4. Which American singer/actress won an Oscar for her performance in Funny Girl (1968)? 5. Which battle of the Crimean War shares its name with a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool? 6. Which dessert consists of cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an

oven? 7. Which future president of the United States was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961? 8. Which holiday residence of the British royal family is situated on the River Dee in Scotland? 9. Which port on the Danube is the capital of Slovakia? 10. Which silvery alloy similar to pewter consists of tin with about 5–15 per cent antimony and usually some copper, lead or zinc? Not a lot of people know that… Basilicata is a region of southern Italy, lying between the ‘heel’ of Apulia and the ‘toe’ of Calabria.



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THE new psychological susp ens e thriller fro m Catherine McKenzie explores what can happen whe n a family reunio n goes wrong. When the MacAllister children return to their family’s lake hous e 20 yea rs after a girl wa s foun d bludgeoned t o death there, they are more preoccupied with learning the contents of their parents’ will. A s they battle it o u t over whether to sell the prop erty, the uns olve d case of who killed Amanda Holmes all those years ago is far from the i r minds. However, the will stipulates they must solve the m ystery of what hap pened to Amanda before the estate settles. As each child has a differing opinion on the future of the house, will they be able to work together to solve this case, or will the truth tear them apart?




• Grace Jones, Singer; May 19, 71 her farewell tour from 2002 to 2005 alone. Singer, actress and model Grace Jones is perhaps • Tina Fey, Comedian; May 18, 49 best known for her dance hit Pull Up to the This actress, comedian and producer first Bumper, as well as playing villain May Day in the achieved fame as the first female head writer at Saturday Night Live. Her later series, 30 Rock, James Bond film A View to a Kill. Once a muse for Andy Warhol, Jones starred in his 1990 Megan Fox. catapulted her to commercial success and paved documentary. the way for an acting career which has included • Cher, Singer; May 20, 73 Mean Girls and Date Night. Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, Cher has since sold more than • Megan Fox, Actress; May 16, 33 After appearing in several American sitcoms, Megan Fox 100 million records worldwide and won multiple awards. Known as the Goddess of Pop, the singer initially found had her first breakthrough role in Transformers, earning fame alongside husband Sonny Bono, with the pair her a National Movie Award. Later films Jennifer’s Body achieving success even after their divorce. Her later solo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cemented Fox’s career as an ‘A list’ actress. career netted her more than $200 million (€180 million) in

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.

• Noel Fielding, Comedian; May 21, 46 Since finding fame with comedy show The Mighty Boosh, Fielding has gone on to achieve acting success in The IT Crowd, as well as presenting success in The Great British Bake Off. The star began presenting the show alongside fellow comedian Sandi Toksvig in 2017 after the the series moved to Channel 4 from the BBC. • Naomi Campbell, Model; May 22, 49 Famously temperamental model Naomi Campbell is almost as famous for her controversies off the runway as she is for her long-running catwalk career. One of the original supermodels of the 1980s and 1990s, Campbell was discovered aged 15 and has since gone on to become an activist and UNESCO ambassador.

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

• 1770 - Royal wedding French Dauphin Louis of France marries Marie Antoinette, the daughter of the Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, in a bid to strengthen French ties with Austria. • 1929 - Oscars time The first ever Academy awards took place at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. • 1943 - Ghetto putdown The Warsaw Ghetto uprising comes to an end after several bloody weeks as Nazi soldiers retake control of the area, demolishing the final synagogue and mass deporting of survivors to the Treblinka concentration camp. • 1968 - Protests A general strike throughout France escalates, spreading to factories across the country and shutting down all industries, including newspapers, airports, and two large railroads. • 1970 - Papyrus boat Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl and a crew set out from Morocco across the Atlantic Ocean in a papyrus sailing craft modelled on ancient Egyptian sailing vessels. • 1973 - Watergate The televised hearings over the Watergate scandal begin in Washington DC, at the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, headed by Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina.

This week in history

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DVD Colette CREDIT: Amazon UK



BASED on a true story, Colette, played by Keira Knightley, portrays the life of one feminist icon. After Sidone-Gabriella Colette marries a charismatic charmer named Willy, he introduces her to the exciting new world of the Parisian literary scene. As she begins to find her creative inspiration, Colette starts writing novels, which Willy persuades her to put in his name. The success of the books sees Willy become famous, creating a new life for the pair they could not have imagined. Resentment soon sets in, however, and Colette begins to become aware of the lack of recognition of her work. As the pair’s marriage starts to crumble under the strain of their secret, Willy’s infidelities, and Colette’s growing feelings towards other women, things become desperate and they must each find their own paths.

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Neater Heater want ‘squirrels’ as customers RICHARD and Tony from Neater Heater are urging all our readers to start preparing for next winter now. “We really want people to imitate squirrels,” said Tony. “As we know; all the other woodland creatures just laze about in the summer, relaxing. So when the winter comes they have to furiously compete with each other for the scraps left over or hide away and hibernate, waiting for next summer. But not the squirrels! “Squirrels plan for the winter by hoarding nuts, berries and seeds in the summer, so when winter comes they are well prepared for it, and are able to enjoy themselves on those nice

bright winter days when the sun does come out. They are obviously the wisest creatures in the wood. And that is what we want our customers to be.” “What Tony is trying to say,” interjected Richard, “is that when winter finally arrives in Spain, northern Europe has been cold for months. This means that Chilly Czechs, Frozen Fins and Shivering Swedes have been stripping the shelves for months. “Every year we have panicking customers calling us in December, desperate to have heaters supplied and fitted by Christmas. Frequently these customers have to compromise

on their choice, or be put at the back of a long queue. Every year we think to ourselves - ‘It’s a shame you didn’t order them in the summer when we had loads of them in stock and, equally as important, the time to process the orders’.” Neater Heater is the sole Spanish distributor for BEHA, ADAX, and VIGO convector heaters. We currently have more stock than ever before at various locations, just waiting for the ‘squirrels.’ Please feel free to call us on 634 312 171 for more information, or visit our website www.neater, or email

SQUIRRELS: Plan ahead for the winter instead of waiting until the last minute.

NEATER HEATER DISTRIBUTORS: COSTA DEL SOL CALAHONDA: The Bed Warehouse Spain. Tel. 634 187 700 Heaters also available for purchase at our online shop with free home delivery WWW.NEATERHEATER.ES or Tel. 634 312 171

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A jewel in the heart of the village SITUATED in the delightful Mijas Pueblo, Tamisa is a family business which sells a selection of art and jewellery from its various local shops. Having been established for some 30 years, the business is part of the establishment of the village and has, over the years, attracted customers from literally all over the world. They stock a large assortment of different styles and brands of jewellery and watches as well as some exceptional Lladro figures and ceramics. In addition, the art gallery always offers a

large selection of unique works of art and sculptures produced by local, national and international artists. From time to time, there are special discount offers on different items with reductions of up to 50 per cent, and currently you can purchase a brand new Rado watch with a 20 per cent rebate. To best get an idea of the wide range of products offered by Tamisa it is sensible to visit their shops in the Alcazaba building, Constitution Square, 29650 Mijas Pueblo which is currently open all day from 10am to 6pm.

TAMISA: A selection of jewellery and art await you.

Alternatively before you visit, you can also find out more about the business by looking at their website or their Facebook page.

If you are looking for that very special gift, then do call Sonia on 952 485 141/952 590 202 or email to discuss your needs.

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By Estelle Mitchell FOUR out of five people will experience back pain. Chronic lower back pain is becoming a big problem affecting over 18 million people in the UK, preventing many from working. So what is the solution? Lumbar Fusion Surgery? The BackCare charity states that: ‘Very few people require back surgery. Such surgery is only essential when there are extreme symptoms such as a paralysis of the bladder and bowel or loss of power to a foot. Surgery is considered as a last resort in the treatment of back pain.’ Although there are a number of different methods, all involve joining or fusing together two (or more) of the bony discs in the spine so that they no longer move, the theory being that it is the bone movement which causes the pain.

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Back pain: What works? What is success? When you think of the criteria for successful surgery what are your definitions? No more pain? Full range of movement? Back to work? Studies show that only 32 per cent of ‘successful’ spinal fusion patients return to work within two years. The charity also says that for stabilisation or fusion operations, ‘there is a 10-20 per cent chance of staying the same and 10-20 per cent risk of being worse or needing further surgery.’ They go on to say that you still may not be completely pain-free after this surgery so there is up to a 40 per cent chance that the operation will not improve matters. A recent lawsuit in the USA deemed that lumbar fusion surgery was successful, even though it left the

PAIN: Four out of five people will experience back pain.

patient paralysed from the waist down. A group of American spinal surgeons were surveyed about the use of spinal surgery. Although 75 per cent would recommend it for their patients, only 9 per cent would have the surgery themselves. I guess practise what you preach isn’t an option?? So what are my options? Stay active. Although doctors used to prescribe bed rest for back pain,

keeping moving stops the muscles stiffening up and causing more pain. So stay as active as you comfortably can. (marathons optional!) Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatories can help in the short term. Try to stay away from cortisone and steroid injections as these actually break down the discs and tissues in the spine causing long-term problems. BUPA state that ‘injections are usually only done if

For more information and options on treating back pain please check out, our Facebook page ‘Bodyworks Health Clinic,’ call us on 952 883 151 or book your place at our free seminar ‘Sciatica and Back Pain’ on May 22 at 11.30am.

other treatments don’t work.’ Physiotherapy Long-term studies show when it comes to those success criteria I mentioned before, no pain, full range of movement and going back to work, the groups which had only physiotherapy (no surgery) had a much higher success rate. These patients had a greater range of movement, were back to work within six months and had reduced pain. With no risk. A win-win. Personally I believe it is an individualised approach which works, combining a whole range of techniques from acupuncture to osteopathy and through to physiotherapy as well - it’s about finding the combination for YOU. Want more detailed information on this issue? Attend our FREE Seminar on sciatica and back pain - 11.30am, Wednesday May 22.

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Get a fresh start – reset your brain READING THE SPAGHETTI: Giving yourself a fresh start.

Joris Plu WITHIN our head is our unique brain, and what a wonderful piece of work. Ever felt that your head was completely full? And I mean not just full but with that weird feeling of it being filled with cooked spaghetti? Lots and lots of it - so much of it that you cannot see things clear anymore. You feel like you are almost not able to make those decisions that are the right ones for you. Feeling blocked and blind. Well, no worries. This happens to everyone on this planet. Hope you feel ok now? And most of the time we can easily read what the spaghetti is trying to say to us. So we can follow the path we want or we need to follow in our special life. Most of the time it all works out well. But

find someone outside your inner circle to help you read what it says. If you are in this stage of your life, your body, soul and mind need a fresh start. So give it to yourself. Give yourself that new fresh start where you will find out who you are at that particular moment in time and what you really want to do in your life. Take a look into a mirror and say to yourself: “Yes, I will give myself a fresh new start right now” … and give yourself a big positive smile. Take good care!

sometimes the head is so full that we are unable to see and feel. The solution in those times is to rethink who we are and what we really want in our life. To reset our brain. Easy, no? So if you are now looking for the reset button somewhere on your head or are

waiting for me to tell you where you can find it, I have to disappoint you. There is no button on the outside of your head. Though it would be fantastic, the button is actually inside your head. Hence the precious word ‘rethink’. You have to take a step

back or stand still for a moment, go to a peaceful and quiet place. Take the spaghetti out of your head, put it in front of you and try to read what it says. Believe in the fact that you are able to read it. And if it is a hard time for you to do so at that moment,

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Keep it simple Kate Broadhead Health and Lifestyle coach ONE of the most common reasons for failure when changing the way you eat, is over thinking and over complicating the process. Changing your diet should be straightforward and not feel like ‘work.’ Otherwise you will tire of it and end up back at square one again. The easiest way to get involved in c a rb c yc ling is to unde rs ta nd the food groups. An understanding of what you can eat and what you need to avoid, is all that is really required. As my 72-year-old dad embarked on this way of eating, he didn’t want complicated menus or strict instructions of what to eat, and certainly w o u l d n ’t e n t e r t a i n t r a c k i n g h i s meals in an app on his phone! So I kept it simple. Two lists. One list of foods to eat for five days a week, and another list of what to eat on two days a week. That’s all. By

CHANGING DIET: Understand what you can eat and what to avoid. following a very basic format of carb cycling, it has been enough for him mentally to understand the process and as a result has shed 25lb (11kg). Some people do prefer to track every meal and plan every day to the very last mouthful. Which is fine, and everybody digests information differently and needs a different level of control

over how they manage it. Keep it simple and the results will speak for themselves. Visit Kate’s successful Facebook group on cyclingforbeginners or follow on Instagram @carbcyclingqueen For personal coaching please email her on


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Advertising Feature AS we get older, one of the senses which suffers is hearing, but this doesn’t mean that you have to be locked into a silent prison. Alfonso Sanchez, the proprietor of Sontec Hearing Centre which has its head office in Fuengirola, has 20 years of experience in the field and is a Certified Audiologist, registered in both Britain and Spain. Having been an engineer, he understands technology and keeps his practice completely up-to-date with all new developments in order to help his patients retain or regain the ability to enjoy clear hearing. Using the latest cuttingedge technology, the audiologists at the centre are committed to ensuring that their patients receive a firstclass service at prices which are affordable. They stock a wide range of different brands of hearing assistance, different prices and as an independent

Don’t suffer in silence practice do not have any obligation to any manufacturer, but prescribe the most appropriate treatment tailored exactly to the patient’s needs. With specialists who are fluent in English, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech and Afrikaans, Sontec Hear-

ing Centre offers a highly developed, free no-obligation hearing consultation intended to discover what your hearing levels are and to suggest a range of options. The Sontec ethos is to provide and maintain the highest professional

and ethical standards of hearing care. This is achieved through the use of high specification audiological equipment, and all of the staff in the practice follow a rigorous annual programme of further training and deal with customers with utmost honesty and integrity. By helping you to hear, understand and communicate better, they strive to help you achieve an improved quality of life. SONTEC: Experts are waiting to help.

The range of service includes specialised assistance for those in very noisy environments - such as musicians - repair of hearing aids, supply of batteries, production of ear moulds for swimmers as well as work in the house to assist with loop systems, special phones and televisions. Dedicated to being part of the community and helping along the coast as far as Gibraltar, Sontec follows health guidelines from both the Junta de Andalucia and the UK as well as assisting with hearing charities. As supporters of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Sontec donates a percentage of the income earned from each patient directly to the society and also visits schools in Tetuan on an annual basis to help children, many of whom are profoundly deaf, so any hearing equipment which is no longer needed will be very welcome at the Fuengirola Centre.

For more information or to book an appointment with Sontec at Calle Hermanos Pinzón 4, Edificio Florida II, Local 9ºA, Fuengirola, visit or call 952 667 402.

Tools of the trade WE have all been told that healthy skin begins with cleansing, toning, and moisturising. However, a new generation of beauty tools means there may be new ways to fight back time and achieve glowing skin. One such tool is the cleansing brush; usually a small, soft-bristled electrical brush designed to be used alongside your cleanser to improve its cleaning powers and boost blood circulation. Foreo’s Luna Play Plus (€49, uses sonic technology to deep cleanse, and is completely waterproof. After cleansing, enhance the experience of using a serum or moisturiser by adding a facial roller to your routine. Made from quartz or jade, these cooling stone rollers help massage products in at the same time as aiding the drainage of fluids from the face, resulting

in a de-puffing action. Try using a roller such as White Lotus’s A Grade Jade Facial Roller (currently starting at £14.99/€17.40) starting at the middle of the face and working outwards. Most rollers also come with a smaller head for the eye area, good for soothing tired peepers after a long day. Finally, for the body, a firm brush used in long, upward strokes starting at the feet and working towards the heart has been shown to improve the appearance of cellulite and with skin tone. Experts believe this may be because the motion helps to temporarily alter the appearance of fat cells as well as combatting fluid retention. Try Mama Mio’s The Mio Body Brush (€17,, which combines rubber nodules with natural boar bristles to get to work on tricky spots.



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Bronzed beauty LOVE ISLAND’S Zara McDermott was enjoying the Spanish sun as she posed on a boat in Ibiza in a series of sizzling snaps posted to Instagram earlier this month. The reality star showed off her bronzed figure in a high-cut fucsia bikini and matching captain’s hat as she sat back with her feet perched on the steering wheel. The 22-year-old star was also a bronzed beauty as she flaunted her curves in a plunging green dress for a bar launch in London recently. Government adviser Zara last week denied that she is dating pop singer Olly Murs, after splitting with Islander Adam Collard earlier this year. She appeared on the 2018 season of Love Island, which was filmed in a villa in Mallorca.

JASMINE HARMAN is currently back in Spain filming more episodes of A Place In The Sun. T h e m o t h e r- o f - t w o p o s t e d a snap of herself soaking up the sun whilst working on the beach to her Instagram account. T h e C h a n n e l 4 h o s t c o u l d n ’t have looked happier as she smiled for the camera as she posed on a sun-drenched beach in Benalmadena.

SHIP SHAPE: Zara relaxes on a boat near Ibiza.

Joyous Jasmine She captioned the stunning snap: ‘Buenos Dias! It’s Monday m o r n i n g , d o n ’t b e b l u e ! F e e l s good to have the sand between my toes again! #costadelsol.’

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Jasmine has also been open about her weight loss on Instagram recently, having shed two stone over the past year. A Place In The Sun presenter uploaded a before and after picture of herself to compare how d i ff e r e n t s h e l o o k s a f t e r 1 2 months of attending gym classes. ‘I’ve lost weight, but more importantly I’ve gained confidence,’ she wrote in the caption.

Boyband bromance IRISH boyband superstars Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden rekindled their bromance by meeting up for the first time in years in Marbella. The Irish pals - who shot to fame in rival 90’s bands Boyzone and Westlife, looked delighted as they met up for drinks. The pair were in Marbella for a charity golfing event to raise funds for cancer and children in need. Keating and McFadden partied together at the celebity steak restaurant Oak Garden and Grill in Puerto Banus, which has become a the place to be for the stars. The handsome pair couldn’t stop laughing as they partied and joked: “Our bromance is on again!” Ronan Keating’s wife Storm shared a cute family snap on Instagram alongside the Westlife pal as they soaked up the Spanish sun. Brian left Westlife in 2004 and has since appeared in various TV shows, including Dancing on Ice earlier this year.

CREDITS: Wikipedia Commons & Ronan Keating / Instagram

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BOYZ HOLIDAY: Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden met up for drinks in Marbella.

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Day of family fun THIS Sa t u r d a y Ma y 1 8 will see Manilva celebrate the 13th International Residents d a y a s we l l a s p ro moting a sp e c i a l Fa m ily Day. Organised by the Foreigners D e p a r t m e n t o f th e Council with the Brotherhood of the Virgin of Carmen, Duquesa Castle and ADANA it promises to be a day of fun for everyone who

is able to visit. In Huerto Park as well as the castle there will be a selection of events starting at n o o n a n d ru n n in g u ntil n ea rly mid n ig h t w ith a h o ma g e to g a s tro n o my, a craft market, school performances including dance and folklore presentations from ma n y o f th e 2 5 d iffe re nt foreign communities taking part.

C a s tle R a dio (89.2FM ) will cover the whole event a nd the e ve ning w ill be rounde d off by a pe rformance from Malaga-based Spa nis h c ove rs ba nd M r Proper who often perform a two-hour set. Admission to the fun is fre e of c ha rge a nd loc a l councillor Dean Shelton invites visitors and residents to enjoy the day.

Daniel Torres Sextet MALAGA saxophonist Daniel Torres will be premiering the live version of his first album Statement One at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga City at 7pm on Sunday May 26. H av i n g m o v e d fro m M ala g a to Barcelona and then Amsterdam, New York and Toronto he has teamed up with an exceptional group of international musicians including the now famous American guitar player Peter Bernstein and much admired Spanish saxophonist Perico Sambeat.

Making up the sextet are Sri Hanuraga p ian o , Joã o Lope s drums a nd R ome u Tristão double bass, all of whom have previously played with major jazz artists over the years. Torres spent years learning his craft and this collection of his own compositions shows that he has matured both musically and personally. Tic k ets c os t €18 from the box office and there are no discounts being offered.


Welcome summer and help a child THE 17th annual Butterfly Children Charity Golf and Ball event will take place at Aloha Golf Club on June 8 and 9. Passionate golf players will have the opportunity to participate in a challenge, based around the Stableford scoring system, on Saturday June 8 with entry costing €80 per person via the Debra Charity website www.butter There will be prizes at every hole and players will have the chance to compete with new Debra Ambassador, professional golfer Noemi Jimenez for the longest drive. On Sunday, the Butterfly Children Ball will commence at 8pm on the Aloha Golf Club terrace where guests will enjoy a sumptu-


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Noemi Jimenez and sufferer Adrian. ous meal accompanied by great entertainment from The Memphis Trio, as well as singers Ricky Lavazza and Pete Nabarro. Tickets for the Ball cost €60 per person and are also available from the charity website. This event which is hosted

by the Aloha Golf Club and supported by a number of sponsors has so far raised €680,000 for this not for profit organisation dedicated to providing support and to improving the quality of life of those affected by Butterfly skin and their families in Spain.


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The Abba Experience part of the bill.

Disco fever at Sunset ONCE a g a i n t h e Sun s et Beach Charity event is being hosted by popular local singer Ricky Lavazza at the Moonli g h t B a r i n B en almadena with 100 per cent of funds raised being shared between three charities. Joining Ricky will be The Abba Experience and Saturday May 25 promises to be

a fun night with everyone’s favourite disco music covering such diverse talents as Barry White, Donna Summer, R ick A s tley, The Wea th er G irls an d ma ny more. For just €10 per person y o u c a n e n jo y th e e n t ire show plus not just the Abba tribute but a special selec-

tion of s ongs firs t pe rformed by the Village People and you can watch the e ve r ve rs a tile R ic ky G o We s t, find hims e lf In the Navy and then joining the YMCA! Each year this one night event earns some €10,000 to be s ha re d be tw e e n the three children’s charities,

DEBRA, Make a Wish and Barretstown, so have a great evening and help sick children by booking your ticket at the Sunset Beach Leisure Desk or by calling 695 887 366. A s us ua l, ra ffle tic ke ts will be on sale with some great prizes donated by local businesses.

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Open House NEX T Sa t ur da y, May 18 is International Museum Day an d a s usua l t he Gibraltar Museum will be o pe n t o the public with no charge from 10am to 6pm. The st a f f a t t he Gibraltar National Museum will be on hand to answer any questions and there will b e a r a ng e o f hands-on activities for all to enjoy. The popular children’s a c t i v i t i e s such as face painting and workshops as well as the treasure hunt and fancy dress competitions will feature on the day, with prizes for the winners.


Respected musician talks to Euro Weekly News by John Smith COMPOSER, musician and singer Bev Lee Harling started to learn the violin at the age of five because she was inspired by her older sister Alison. She explained to Euro Weekly News that she has been a professional musician for all of her adult life, turning from Classical Music to Jazz but she was then involved with the Medieval Baebes, performing and writing on three of their albums. As part of her time with this band which specialised in rediscovering and interpreting songs and poems from medieval times, she learnt to sing in 40 different languages, such as Latin and Manx Gaelic, many of which are now almost defunct. Bev now performs pop up one woman shows around the UK and has also written music for a number of soundtracks but has never performed alongside her sister Alison who is lead

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BEV LEE HARLING: More than a Medieval Baebe. violin for Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol. Now, she is delighted that she will be

joining Alison and the orchestra to sing the solo parts of their next presentation of the 13th century hymn Stabat Mater which tells of the suffering of Mary as she watched her son Jesus during the crucifixion and this is often sung as a tribute to ‘Our Lady of Sorrows.’ For this performance, Bev explained that she will be singing in a number of different languages including Aramaic, Hebrew and Latin and that she first simply learnt to reproduce the words and then translated them so that she would be able to give them the true dignity of their meaning. As a musician she loves the sounds of words and wants potential audiences to understand that this is not a Classical piece as such but the version she will be performing, set to the music of contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, combines elements of Classical alongside World Music so that it becomes a form that is accessible to all. Bev has been a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol to visit Alison and will

be staying with her to allow for two performances alongside the Choir and Orchestra Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol and Camerata Singers of Sotogrande. The first concert will take place on the evening of Sunday May 26 at the Salon Real of Hotel IPV Palace & Spa in Fuengirola with entry costing €12 (free entry for under 16’s) and tickets may be purchased from the hotel, Nicholson’s Jewellers (nr Plaza Constitución), and will be on sale from 7pm at the door, alternatively call 952 775 492/686 277 272 or e-mail info@col A further concert will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 9.30pm in the Church of the Encarnación in Marbella Old Town and is the annual Benefit Concert for the local AIDS Charity, Concordia. Entrance is free on a first come, first seated basis and it is hoped that the audience will leave a generous donation for the charity.

They come with many colours in the air FOR several years, the Holi Colours Festival has taken place in San Pedro Alcantara, but this year it will be free

and open to all. Originally planned to take place last Saturday, the organisers were so overwhelmed with interest that the San Pedro Council decided to commission the company to organise a Holi Colour event on the beach at Playa La Salida on Sunday June 23. As many will know, this is the night of San Juan when people light bonfires on the beach and celebrate the longest day (which takes place on June 21 this year). According to tradition, if

you jump over a bonfire three times on San Juan’s night, you will be cleansed and purified and your problems burned away. This may not be the case in San Pedro as the Holi Colours event is based on a Hindu festival of love where large amounts of different, non-toxic, coloured dies are thrown over those taking part with music feeding the fun. Everyone will be welcome to take part in this fun and colourful event which promises plenty of surprises.

Flashback FLASHBACK is a spectacular journey through the decades covering the 1950s to the 2000s including hits from the Bee Gees, Queen, Bruno Mars, Dusty Springfield and many more. Put together by two local singers who run Club DanSing, Tina Rose and Gemma Lloyd, it will feature performers from the club and special guests from this Friday to Sunday at the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola. Visit for booking details.


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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 helps his wife Michele cook on TV.

Come dine with me! Steven Saunders FMCGB The Little Geranium La Cala de Mijas & Marbella

A FEW years ago Michele was asked if she would go on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me. As you may know Michele is a ballet dancer, a fitness and Pilates instructor, my partner and wife, but not really a cook! Channel 4 sold the idea to us as a show that would showcase our little restaurant and that kind of publicity is great especially as we had just opened. For those of you that don’t know Michele… well she can’t cook! To be honest it’s not that she can’t, but that she won’t and doesn’t need to, being married to a chef! So when she told me that she had been chosen I asked what she would like to cook. She immediately said lasagne, that’s because her father is Italian and she knows how to make a great lasagne. She asked me what to do as a

BURRATA: Place on tomatoes and drizzle with oil.

INGREDIENTS for four 2 balls of burrata Mozzarella (cut in half for four) 6 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs 6 tablespoon plain flour 3 whole eggs beaten 4 juicy ripe Italian tomatoes, skins removed 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 heaped tablespoon of sugar or a flat tablespoon of honey 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil Maldon salt For the Burrata Whisk the eggs and pour into a

starter and I thought that Burrata was a good idea. Burrata is a fresh Italian cow milk cheese (occasionally buffalo milk) made from mozzarella and cream. It can also be a mozzarella filled with butter or a mixture of butter and cream. This explains the original meaning of the word burrata literally ‘buttered’ in Italian. So something very Italian and I gave it a twist by coating the burrata in panko breadcrumbs and deep frying them and then serving on marinated Italian tomatoes and basil oil. It really is a delicious dish. For dessert I suggested a type of Tiramisu made from mascarpone cream with fresh cherries keeping the Italian theme, an easy dish to prepare and very tasty. We tried the dishes out a couple of times at home and even threw a dinner party with Michele cooking the dishes - she really had the winning formula. Michele’s lasagne is excellent especially when it’s made with great quality mince and I had ordered wagyu mince for her to use on the show. On the show was John the drag queen who performs at Legends in La Cala, he is hilarious. Also on was a lady from Marbella who has issues with everything and a young man who was

MICHELE: Well... she can’t cook! in real estate from Puerto Banus. An interesting mix of people, a drag queen, a ballet dancer, a

young entrepreneur and a lady with issues… perfect! The Little Geranium was never mentioned on the transmitted show and unless you knew Michele you would not have known who she was. Sadly Michele came joint second beaten by a dish made from drag queen John. No one is a real foodie on these shows and I think the funniest contender won! Although this was a few years ago I have never had the chance to write about the Come Dine With Me experience. I was recently talking with my friend Dave James who runs Global Radio here in Spain and he said that he was on it a few years ago. He is good friends of Beverley Craven who is currently going through the trauma of breast cancer. She sang her hit song Promise me on his show. It was so beautiful everyone cried! Dave is another one that can’t cook, won’t cook and I’m always cooking for him and his lady Elena here at The Little Geranium, they are a lovely couple. So if you are looking for something a little special or different, do try this panko crumbed burrata served with basil oil, the flavours are amazing… I promise!

Panko fried Burrata, marinated Italian tomatoes, basil oil

clean bowl. P u t the flour in a separate bowl and the breadcrumbs in another separate bowl. Line the bowls up in the following order from left to right: flour, egg and breadcrumbs. The key is maintaining one dry h an d an d o n e w e t ha nd. U s ing your dry hand, place the burrata in the flour and dredge thoroughly;

shake off excess. Using the same hand, gently place it in the egg mixture. With your (soon-to-be) wet hand, submerge the burrata fully and ensure that the entire ball is coated. With the same hand shake off the excess and gently place it in the breadcrumbs. With your dry hand, roll the burrata until fully coated in breadcrumbs. Place on a tray lined with paper tissue. When ready to fry, gently lower the burrata in the hot oil (190ºc) and fry in your deep fryer until golden brown, usually one minute. Put on a tray lined with paper tissue and season with Maldon salt whilst still hot. For the tomatoes Score the tomatoes with a sharp knife and place in a pan of boiling

water for 10 seconds then immediately remove and chill in iced water. Now remove the skins. Slice the skinless tomatoes into at least three slices each and place in a bowl or tray. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, sugar or honey and salt together and pour over the tomatoes. Add the chopped basil and reserve in the fridge for at least two hours For Basil Oil Ingredients 1 large bunch of basil 1 large bunch parsley Approx half a bag of washed spinach 500ml of virgin olive oil Bring a saucepan of water to the boil Drop in the basil, parsley and spinach and leave for 10 seconds.

Remove with slotted spoon and immediately chill in iced water Leave for 30 seconds in iced water then remove and literally wring out the water. Pour the olive oil into your food processor and add the herbs. Whizz on full power for at least three to five minutes until all the green has come out of the herbs into the oil. Pass through a sieve into plastic squirty bottles and reserve To construct dish Remove the tomatoes from marinade onto a clean dry cloth and season with a little Maldon salt Place three slices of tomato into each bowl Place the crispy fried burrata on top of the tomatoes and drizzle with the basil oil. Serve immediately.

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Find pet and house-sitters through HouseSitMatch WHAT is HouseSitMatch? HouseSitMatch is a housesitting platform which helps home and pet owners to meet checked house-sitters and petsitters in a secure online space. We facilitate house-sitting arrangements through a managed website where all members are ID checked. How does it work? We ask participants to join as either house-sitters or home owners. You pay a small annual fee for membership. Once a member, we run a simple ID check - this is a simple process

which keeps the site safe. If you choose Premium membership (£79 per year) we can help you create your profile and adverts with a description . House-sitters apply to your adverts through the website. Your contact details and exact location are hidden. How you agree the details? You make arrangements with

your chosen sitters through the website. They travel to your property to care for your pets. They pay for their own travel and upkeep while living in your home, for free. It is a fair exchange! How much does it cost? The price for your membership is your main cost - choose a membership plan. Please note

prices go up soon, so sign up now on subscription to secure these prices indefinitely: * Standard (DIY option) = £49pa. * Premium (with support at each step) = £79pa. We suggest that as a home owner you welcome your house-sitters with a meal, remember they’ve travelled to

you. And house-sitters, we suggest you restock the fridge and prepare a ‘welcome home’ meal for your hosts. These gestures of courtesy are best practice in house-sitting. Trustpilot testimonials 9.8/10 Excellent rating Here’s what members have said about working with Hous

Do you need a house or pet-sitter? Get in touch. House-sitting can be a win-win for both parties, free house and pet-sitting, and the experienced and checked sitters get free accommodation! Register as either house-sitter or homeowner with a 20 per cent discount using coupon code P2020 - an exclusive offer for readers. To find a house or pet-sitter go to

TECH FOR THE TIMID REMEMBER that classic Tony Hancock ‘Radio Ham’ sketch, where his new receiver suddenly picks up a distressed ‘Mayday’ call? ‘Mayday? What’s he on about, Mayday, that was weeks ago, it’s June.’ The saddest sight at a recent country fair was a tent of tenacious old codgers trying to interest the young in their amateur radio hobby. Teenagers couldn’t believe that anyone would take all that trouble to talk to someone on-air, when all you need now is a click of the mouse. Buy a simple internet radio and according to one sales blurb, 100,000 stations are at your fingertips. Though sadly it’s a bit like everybody’s favourite TV whinge these days: so many channels, so little to watch. But lurking amidst the many wallpaper stations which clutter the net there are still gems to be found. And what other medium lets us get on with vital everyday duties like stocktaking one-cent coins in the holiday fund jar, or microwave-drying the rain-soaked cat (don’t!), while still exercising our intellect with news from The Voice of

To find a house or pet-sitter go to, call Lamia on 00 44 (0) 777 214 2742 or email

Valium for the ears? Radio is still going strong after 125 years, salutes Terence Kennedy

HAM RADIO: Far simpler on a smartphone. Laryngitis (I kid you not, I found it on the internet the other day). Despite years of predictions, rumours of radio’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The snap, crackle and pop of international shortwave wireless may indeed be heading for

history (unless you still need the estimable BBC World Service in Africa), but radio is reinventing itself with a technological vigour guaranteeing its existence far into this century. Could radio listening even be too easy now?

Writing from the future, the Douglas Adams classic Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy recalls the issue of tuning-in: ‘As radio technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch sensitive; you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers. Now all you have to do is wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saves a lot of muscular expenditure of course, but means that you have to sit infuriatingly still if you want to keep listening to the same programme...’ These days we’re pretty blasé about our radio. We’re unlikely to see a repeat of the infamous episode of 1938, when Orson Welles sent hundreds of Americans rushing out into the streets in blind panic during his radio-theatre production of H G Wells’ War of the Worlds - stampeded by the fictitious news bulletin announcing the arrival of Martians in New Jersey. Television was supposed to kill radio. It didn’t. Phones were supposed to kill conversation. They haven’t. Now satellite and the internet are supposed to kill radio. Trust me, they won’t.

This was my second time using HouseSitMatch and it went equally as well. ‘It’s a bit of a leap of faith having someone you don’t know in your house looking after your ‘little people,’ but Lamia and the team work hard to make sure everything is in place and to give advice as and when needed. ‘We weren’t disappointed and we will definitely keep using them.’ Lisa, cat owner, Marbella Register online via our website www.Housesit

Super bloopers LIVE radio is so gloriously fallible. Take this famous gaffe from an Irish request programme: ‘Now we have a very special greeting,’ the announcer gushed. ‘This next request is for Patrick O’Flanagan, who is, just imagine it, one hundred and eleven today! Oh, no, I beg your pardon, he’s ill...’ Saudi Arabian radio listeners were intrigued at being told there would be no weather for the next 24 hours. Turned out the Met Office was closed. Radio Zambia once managed to announce that ‘The time is now six o’clock Greenwich. Meantime here is the news.’ My all-time favourite on-air clanger also comes from that accident-prone Radio Zambia. Armed with the scores from Britain’s Premier League football, the Saturday sports presenter announced: ‘Here are the English Facup results...’


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ANTIQUES 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.

ARCHITECTS PROJECTS, constructions, new buildings, extensions, reforms, licences, legalisations, interior design. 680 700 430 (277250)

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)

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BOILERS WATER heaters. Gas or electric. All areas, quality guaranteed. EnviroCareSpain since 1996. call 952 663 141 or 670 409 759 www.enviro info@en


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BUILDING SERVICES SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (258056)

DAMP PROOFING DR DAMP leaking roofs, damp walls, all mould cured. All work guaranteed. Call 689 515 558 (276245)

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)

DAMP PROOFING. 958 656 560 / 619 666 363 (284613)

CONCRETE – OZBUILD. The specialists of printed concrete. Reseals, Brickwork, Tiling, Plastering, Reforms. 16 Years in Spain. Competitive Prices, Quality Finish. 952 426 074/606 745 920 (279160)

GUTTERING. All areas. Masterbuildspain since 1996. Call 952663141 or 670 409 759. www.mas in

GENERAL BUILDER. Tiling, plastering, painting, electrician, plumber, carpentry. Reasonable prices. 635 913 885 (References available) (277904) RENOVATIONS and reforms Bathrooms, kitchens, tiling, windows, doors, wardrobes, plumbing, electrics, guttering. Full projects, large or small. Masterbuildspain since 1996. All work fully guaranteed. All areas. 952 663 141/ 670 409 759 www.masterbuild info@master (281338)


METALWORK NEW REJAS, GATES, Carports & Fencing, repairs & alterations. Work Guaranteed. Reliable. 14yrs on Coast. Steve the Welder. Call/Whatsapp 655 040 648 (282603)

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


RENOVATION, reforms, construction, new properties, extensions, pool works, licences, interior design. 629 532 695 www.edaint (277157)

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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 (277284)

TILING bathrooms, kitchens, floors, terraces. All areas. Masterbuildspain since 1996. Call 952663141 or 670 409 759 www.masterbuild info@master

KITCHEN, Bedroom and Bathroom refurbishments by w w w . c o m p l e t e 952 196 457 or 696 064 019. Facebook: The Irish Carpenter (276006)

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

BUSINESS OPP. CASHBACK on your house/commercial. Payback only when you sell. Quick/easy. Min 20k. 617 333 777 (278948)

BUY & SELL DECLUTTER, cash paid for small/medium furniture, antiques, decanters, brass, copper, golf clubs & other ornaments. Howard 608 121 817 (276603) HOUSE CLEARANCE SPECIALISTS, FULL OR PART CLEARANCE. ALL FURNITURE WANTED, WE PAY MORE. TEL 634 324 914 OR EMAIL houseclearan (279484) THE WAREHOUSE – We buy a Single item to a Full House Clearance – 602 610 103 (276498) 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) CASH for your unwanted furniture, bric-a-brac, a n t i q u e s . House/garage/bar clearances. Steve 602 637 242 (284664) PRIVATE SALE High Quality Furniture. Large modern cream linen sofa (similar size single bed). Chairs, Tables, Modern Bedroom Furniture. Lighting, Pictures etc. Viewing recommended. 952 192 178 / 602 605 204 (284662)


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CLASSIFIEDS CAR HIRE ALH RENT A CAR – SHORT & LONG-TERM RENTALS FROM €9.90 A DAY. INSURANCE INCLUDED IN OUR PRICES. TLF: 638 846 909 or reservasalhrentacar@gm (278376) CAR HIRE long & short term. Automatic Cars available. Airport Delivery 607 334 610 (284697)

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 (257556) CLASSES CALAHONDA LANGUAGE CENTRE. Established 1987. New beginner’s Spanish course. Maximum 5 students per group for guaranteed results. Other levels and private classes available. Enrol now. Also Translations undertaken calahondalan Tel: 952 931 176

CLEANING SERVICES ADVANCED Cleaning Services. Professional carpet, upholstery cleaning, 27 years’ experience, wet/dry clean. HONEST, reliable service 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 or email acservs@out (253107) RUGS fitted carpets, upholstery including leather cleaned on site 685 524 921


OVEN CLEANING, domestic, commercial, complete fittings, let professional do hard dirty work. From 40€. 611 283 162 ovencleaning (258467)

APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional chimney sweeping and smoke testing. NACS Qualified. Clean and efficient Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (256040)

STARLIGHT CLEANING SERVICES. All types of cleaning. Any size of property. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 682 636 451

CHARITIES/CHURCHES BENALMADENA Elim Family Fellowship. Sundays 11am. Elimfamilyfellow or call 951 912 525 or 952 446 627 CHARITY AUCTIONS for Animals In Distress (AID), Wed 22 May, Friday 28 June, Friday 26 July. Starts 7.00pm. Come for an enjoyable Evening, grab a bargain and help the animals. (Meals available) Viewing is between 6pm & 7pm - Contact: Joe 626 942 427. Vivero Hoyo 19 is on the A7053 Camino de Coin (4.7Km) opposite Venta La Morena Restaurant - Coin to Fuengirola road, AID is a registered charity Nº 7974. CIF Nº G92937002. Visit our website www.animals-in-dis ANIMEX - seeks serious volunteer 610 hrs weekly as executive secretary. Preferably bilingual,computer literate,PR skills. Enquiries 692 166 434.

HAVE your windows, doors & glass professionally cleaned at affordable prices from just €15. Call/WhatsApp Chris 603 630 049 (282247) PROFESSIONAL Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning, 27 Years Experience, Wet/Dry Clean. Honest, Reliable. 678 808 837, 952 669 701, ac (252581)

COMPUTERS PC DOCTOR Computer Sales & Repairs, IPTV, Lobster SIM cards, Web Sites. We come to wherever YOU are – Home or Business. 952 591 071 www.electron Paseo Jesus Santos Rein 11, Fuengirola (279023) COMPUTER & LAPTOP problems solved! Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Computers & Laptops upgraded and repaired. Laptop sales, New and Refurbished. Also one-to-one training. Experienced, reliable service, Paul, 630 652 338/952 493 859 (282278)

PC & LAPTOP SOLUTIONS Windows.Apple.iPhone.Android Efficient Guaranteed Service Marbella.Estepona.Sotogrande Home-Office call 689666888 RICHARD

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 APP REPAIRS DOMESTIC Appliance repairs - washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas / electric, professionally repaired. Christian 608 337 497 (279980) REPAIRS to Washing Machines-Dish Washers-OvensFridges. Call Garry Goodman 673 344 212. English Service Technician. 35 years’ experience. (282517)

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

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FURNITURE wanted, same day collection, also house clearance and removals. 675 357 575 (281330)

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 f e s s i o n a l s . c o m (279802) GARDENING SERVICES irrigation systems, turfs, reforms & landscaping. Ricardo 637 160 129 All types of garden & pool maintenance. Free estimates. 10 years professional service on the coast. T: 666 953 892. E: benalandrew (283374) GARDEN SERVICES, Maintenance, Irrigation, Problems solved, Friendly reliable, Est2005, References available, Nick 625 863 133


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IRRIGATION IRRIGATION F&P: professional new sprinkler systems and repairs, 30 years’ experience. 14 days free trial, fixed price. Free quotation. 656 314 510 (282148) PUMPS P&P: deep water well, pressure and pool pumps, service, sales, installations and repairs 30 years’ experience. Free quotation. 656 314 510 (282148)

GATES ELECTRIC 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. tgdc@hot www.thegarage (259432)

GATE REPAIRS ELECTRIC GATE/GARAGE DOOR automation repaired. Free, no obligation quotation. Call Colin - 636 394 641 (278431)


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

FUNERALS ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICIAN Exclusively Marbella and Estepona Richard on 687 352 358 or email All installations & maintenance. Surge Protection, Garden Lights, Upgrades, Boletins. (282637) LIT ELECTRICIANS for all your Electrical & maintenance needs no job too small for a FREE Quote. Call Craig on 604 106 414 or Ben 679 505 761

FURNITURE 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) THE WAREHOUSE – We buy a Single item to a Full House Clearance – 602 610 103 (253107)

Our company was formed from a personal tragedy. Our personal loss made us realise how hard it is to find help and assistance when the time comes. Funeral Care Spain is a company dedicated to providing quality services and help at a time when you need it the most. We speak your language and understand the importance that a caring, dignified and unique service can play in the grieving process. The only English funeral director covering Spain and all its islands. No Worries, Just Memories

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

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




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

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

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

THAI MASSAGE and Oriental Techniques, Quiromassage, access consciousness, face lifting.682 359 525 FUENGIROLA: Professional Hawaiian Lomi/Lomi massage. Relieve pain. In/outcalls. 50€ hr. 600 231 544

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ENGLISH SPEAKING DENTIST in Fuengirola & Nueva Andalucia. Specialising in Zircon crowns, bridges etc. FREE check up! 689 887 019 (278675)

FIRES gas or wood burners EnvirocareSpain since 1996. All areas. Quality guaranteed. 952 663 141 or 670 409 759 www.envirocares info@enviro


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)

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


EMERGENCY LOCKSMITH/SAFE ENGINEERS - 24/7 CALLOUT - 636 770 865/952 660 233 OR VISIT OUR SHOP IN LA CALA - WWW.SECU RITYOFSPAIN.COM LOCKSMITH. Car Opening Service for when you lock your keys in the car. Phone Ray 632 412 145

MISCELLANEOUS WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Worldwide courier and Passport renewals. All adverts taken for the Euro Weekly News- display or classified. Open 9.002.00PM (Monday to Friday). Special hours apply August and Xmas. One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93. Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)


MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (200726)

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)

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 / (101730) MOSQUITO Screens for windows, doors and a highquality sliding patio door screen. All finishes available. Quick service. All areas covered. Call Julian 655 825 931 (276610)


SENIORWORLD - MOBILITY scooters, wheelchairs, stairlifts, nursing beds, rise ´n´ recline chairs and a large range of daily living aids for sale or hire. Visit our showroom in Los Boliches - or call on 952 663 131 or 670 964 181 for advice & best prices. (279180)

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)



THE World of Mobility Superstore Fuengirola. All your mobility needs under one roof, Sales, Rentals & Repairs for Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Bathroom Equipment, Stair lifts & much more www.worldof 622 832 954 (284564)

ALHAURIN FURNITURE EMPORIUM furniture wanted, same day collection, also house clearance and removals. 675 357 575 (281330)


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@flu Come and visit us in our San Pedro office (281207)

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: transmatic2005@yahoo.c om. (277164) BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369 (259167) ELITE fast fit centre. Servicing, Pre-ITV Check. Oil & Filter change, Brakes, Suspension, Batteries & more….. FREE collection & delivery Fuengirola – Mijas Costa. 643 974 804 (284514)

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE R O B E R T S O N CARS.....STAR BUY..Jaguar XF 2015 only 10,000kms. From SALAMANCA MAIN DEALER, MUST BE SEEN EVERY EXTRA. Cost new 46,000 euros star buy at 26,500 euros TEL. 952832173/ 608658785 see photo. WWW.ROBERTSON CARS-SPAIN.COM ROBERTSON CARS....4x4 BMW X3 AUTOMATIC / DIESEL 2013 ONLY.. 77,000KMS (APPROX 50,000MILES) SAT NAV, PARKING SENSORS,CLIMATE CONTROL, CD.PLAYER, BIG BLACK BEAUTY ALLOY WHEELS ,ROOF BARS EVERYTHING YOU WANT...........21,500 EUROS. TEL.952832173 / 608658785 see photo. WWW.ROBERTSONCARSSPAIN.COM SALE...ROBERTSON CARS… 4X2 NISSAN JUKE 1.6 2012 ONLY 40,000KMS. PETROL 5 SPEED, 5 DOOR , TOW BAR UNUSED, Samantha’s favourite feels good to drive a beauty she looks right in white, WAS..10,995 N O W . . . 9 , 5 0 0 . TEL.952832173/ 608658785 see photo. WWW.ROBERT SONCARS-SPAIN.COM SALE...ROBERTSON CARS...DIESEL CITREON BERLINGO MULTIVAN 2011. 5 DOORS 1 SLIDING, ONLY ONE GERMAN LADY CLEANER HAS KEPT IT spotless 116,000KMS (APPROX 70,000MILES )ITV.Till 2021 not your usual rubbish....WAS...4,995 euros...NOW...4,500 euros tel. 952832173 / 608658785 see photo WWW.ROBERTSON CARS-SPAIN.COM SALE...ROBERTSON CARS DIESEL SKODA FABIA 1.6 2012 ONLY 24,000KMS, BLACK AND WHITE 5 DOOR MANUAL IMMACULATE, FABULOUS TO DRIVE FABIA, WAS. 8995.. euros NOW... 6,995 euros . TEL.952832173 / 608658785 see photo. WWW.RO BERTSONCARS-SPAIN.COM SALE...ROBERTSON CARS HYUNDAI Xi20 CROSSOVER 2017 DIESEL ONLY 13,000KMS. WHITE 5 DOOR, HIGH SEATING GREAT FOR BAD KNEES/BACKS. STILL SMELLS NEW.PARKING SENSORS, WAS 11,995 euros..NOW...11, 500 euros. TEL 952832173 / 608658785. See photo WWW.ROBERTSONCARSSPAIN.COM AUTOMATIC MERCEDES 500CL COUPE AMG. 2004 SUNROOF, ONLY 95,000KMS *Approx 60,000miles* SILVER, BLACK LEATHER, PARKING SENSORS, AMG.STYLING INCLUDES 10,000EUROS WORTH OF EXTRAS FROM NEW, 2ND LADY OWNER LEAVING SPAIN, TOO MANY EXTRAS TO LIST SEE WEB PAGE WITH PHOTOS , SERVICE HISTORY ALWAYS GARAGED, 11,995 EUROS. TEL 952832173 & 608658785. WWW.ROBERT SONCARS-SPAIN.COM SELLING YOUR SPANISH CAR? PHONE Bill Brady for the best cash price. Stay safe and phone Bill on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill (257838) 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) PRICE SLASHED - 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. WAS €13,995 NOW €11,995 952 838 842 /608 950 221 billbrady (257838) LEXUS IS. Sport 220 Diesel 4 door 2009 only 63’000 Klm. (39’000 Mls ) 6 speed manual, parking sensors, suede upholstery, this car has to be the best value for money Its ONLY 7’995€ 952 838 842/608 950 221 bill MERCEDES Estate C-220 Diesel Automatic Sport Line with only 120’000 Klm (75’000 Mls) S/History SatNav, bluetooth, tow bar and lots more metallic silver half black interior YES ONLY 7’995€ 952 838 842/608 950 221 AUTOMATIC Honda C-RV. 4X4 1:6 I-D, 2016 One private owner only 30’000 Klm. (18’000 Mls) Polar white with twin black sunroofs, black leather to many extras to list LOOK AT THIS MASSIVE SAVING Only 22’995€ 952 838 842/608 950 221 billbrady

VOLVO V-60 4-D Automatic/ Diesel 2016 top of the range to many extras to list one private owner full service history has to be seen for this low price its only 21’995€ 952 838 842/608 950 221 2007 Mercedes 320 ML Disel New Model Right Hand Drive On Spanish plates in Silver New Tyres and ITV 130,000 Miles. Lots of Extras was €8,450 now €6,995. Tel: 695 559 939. 2011 Right Hand Drive, Spanish Plates, LWB, Mercedes Vito 9 Seater Mini Bus 113 Automatic. 120.000 Miles, New Tyres In good all round condition 7.995€ Tel: 695 559 939 2008 Hyundai H1, 8 Seater, 2.5 Diesel Mini Bus, Right Hand Drive, On Spanish Plates, In Excellent Condition throughout 7.450€ Tel: 695 559 939 2008 Audi A3 1.9 tdi Convertible, Right Hand Drive on Spanish plates, in Black, ice Cold AC, Cambelt Changed Recently, full service & new tyres, Excellent Condition Throughout 6.995€ Tel: 695 559 939 2008 Right Hand Drive on Spanish Plates, Renault Megan Convertible, in excellent condition throughout only 79.000 Miles, Full Service History, Light metallic blue with black leather, AC, 2.750€ Tel: 695 559 939 2011 Mercedes E250 Diesel Automatic Convertible, Right hand drive on Spanish plates, In Pearlescent White, only 34.000 Kms, every Extra, stunning car, only 14.995€ Tel: 695 559 939 2011 Mini One Convertible, Right hand drive on Spanish plates, In baby blue, 6 speed gearbox, TLC Pack, AC, in excellent condition throughout, new ITV 5.995€ Tel: 695 559 939 2016 Brand New Model Renault Kangoo Van, 1 Owner from new, 150.000 Kms, AC, Electric windows, Excellent condition throughout, Light use only, 5.995€ Tel: 695 559 939 2008 Saab 93 Aero Convertible, Right hand drive on Spanish plates, 2.0 L Petrol 6 Speed, Excellent Condition Throughout, Alloys, AC, New Tyres 3.750€ Tel: 695 559 939

16 - 22 May 2019 CHEAP DIESEL ESTATE CAR 2006 English Plates, Skoda Octavia 2.0 L Diesel, 6 Speed, AC, In Very Good Condition throughout, Part Ex. Bargin 1.295€ Tel: 695 559 939 WORLD cars Marbella – Car Sales - Arias de Velasco 36 Marbella 612 460 995 world 612 460 995 Window Tinting Also Available

REPAIRS ENGLISH bodyshop, fully equipped, Mijas Costa. No Job Too Small. 952 667 074 (279183) BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369

VW TOURAN 1.6 Diesel Business, 2015, 48,000kms, all extras, as new, €14,000 607 334 610 CLASSIC MERCEDES, 1984 280ce Coupe, stored for 8yrs. Needs re-commissioning. €3.250 Contact 952 893 720

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)

MECHANICS MOBILE MECHANIC will come to your home or work. Servicing, repairs, ITVs & diagnostics. Call Mick on 617 553 072 (277922) BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369 (259167)



WORLD Cars Marbella -Car Sales Arias de Velasco 36 Marbella 612 460 995 – Fiat 500 2009 – 97,000 km White – Panoramic Roof – multifunc. steering wheel – transferred price 5.399€ CLASSIC Mercedes 500SL 1992 L/H/D SPANISH PLATES. BLACK/BLACK INTERIOR. 170,000KM. GOOD COND, NEW ITV, F.S.H. WAS €9,550 FOR QUICK SALE NOW €8,000. TEL 952 113 481 / 620 249 232 (284611)

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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)

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)

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)

LOW COST NEUTERING 630 197 435 (Eng) / 691 357 744 (Spanish)

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)

ACE CHARITY ‘El Refugio’ in La Cala de Mijas is a registered charity. We have on average 275 dogs in our care and we receive no help from the Town Hall or the Andalucian government. We desperately need foster homes and adoptants for our many dogs, especially the small ones and puppies who do not do well in a big shelter. We are grateful for any help offered, including donations of food and blankets. Visiting times are from 13.00 to 15.00 and you can always turn up or make an appointment by calling Denise on 669 018 736. Our website is www.ace-chari where you can view all the dogs in our care. (93320)

ALL CARS / Commercials wanted, any age, any condition. Cash. Buyer collects. Transfer included. 605 109 796 (282565) CAMPER VANS, CARAVANS, MOBILE HOMES, BOATS AND ALL PLANT, DIGGERS, DUMPERS, MOTORBIKES, CARS AND COMMERCIALS WANTED. BEST PRICE PAID, CASH TODAY, ANY REGISTRATION WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 (253107) CARS WANTED Spanish LHD Cash Waiting 603 176 580


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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)

meet our current rescues, learn about our work and how you may be able to help. Run solely by a small team of dedicated volunteers,the Centre is located between Alhaurin el Grande and Coin in Comm. de Viña Borrego behind Venta Miralmonte. For more information and directions see our website www.horserescues, our Facebook page Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or tel. 610 845 491 or 656 935 613

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 info@sepeon (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 clearout, 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 - The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses, registered charity 8448, is open to visitors every Sunday from 9a.m until 12 noon. Working closely with the Spanish authorities, we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abused and abandoned horses and donkeys. Come and


PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air-conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 Find us on Facebook at Petcare Spain. (278403) LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. la Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983. (280597) WWW.STEFANIESKEN NELS.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)


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 www.malaga (276483)

PROPERTY FOR SALE WWW.INMOANDALUZ.C OM is always looking for realistically priced inland properties to sell to our interested buyers. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (258053)

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)



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

PLUMBER for all your plumbing, water heaters, bathrooms, tiling. Benalmadena based, travel no problem. Construction work. Glen 669 073 773. PLUMBING. Leak detection & blocked drains. Tel 952 568 414 / 661 910 772 / drain (257090) NORTON & DAUGHTERS (Hijas) All types of plumbing repairs & fittings. All areas covered. Professional & Reliable. Call-Outs. 600 284 424

PRINTERS SIGNAGE, LED, 3D Corporate lettering, Solar check films, full CNC Cutting Service, Large format Flatbed printing, Poster, Menu boards, Interior Decoration for Homes and offices. Real Estate Boards, Roller Banners, Business Cards, Flyers. We cover the coast. 951 310 395 or 952 906 121 CREATIVE MARBELLA Your friendly local printers. Luxury Printing, Copying, Binding, Branded Merchandise and Clothing, Menus, Bespoke Gifts, Wedding Accessories. Located in Poligono Industrial Nueva Campana 27 - 952 810 831 - or follow us on Facebook (278561)

FANTASTIC OFFER Duplex Penthouse in Elviria two hundred meters to the famous beach. Shops etc. 3 min. 3 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms, large bbq. Terrace with sea views, large garage + storeroom, 3 pools and tropical gardens NO AGENTS as this price is set to sell quickly its only 650’000 € 952 838 842/608 950 221. GREAT opportunity in mijas golf, 85 M2 duplex plus 40 M2 terrace 3 bed 2 bath lounge dining room with open kitchen terrace south west with open views poll and com gardens easy parking less than 5 min by car to miramar shop centre and beach price 162,900 € call 667 655 648 (no agents) RIVERIA 3 Bed & 2 Bath apartment. Fully refurbished. €199,950 or sensible offers. Pictures available. (284159) GARAGE space below Jasmin Miraflores (large space) Available immediately Price €8,500 Tel No +447966 283 420 (284160) LOS BOLICHES 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment, 98m2, close to beach, shops & amenities. BARGAIN €180,000. 627 011 848 LA CALA lovely apartment with sunny terrace, seaviews, lovely large pool & grounds. Little front garden. €119,500 603 584 979 / 447807 656 657



STARLIGHT PROPERTY. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 689 819 592 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE by professionals. For all your needs: Gardening, Cleaning, Pool Maintenance, etc… 100% client satisfaction. Call Javier now 654 353 522 – 640 626 675

PROPERTY TO LET FOR SALE: Secure Trastero / Store room in Rio Real (Pueblo Del Rio) Marbella. Approx. 11m2 - €12,000 ono. Community fees €1.90 per month. Contact Oscar on 650 18 37 94 or Lucia on 610 96 61 95 or

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. LOOKING for house between Marbella & Calahonda. Even to renovate. Max €220.00 Reichert Wood Kitchens 629 188 773 (284515)

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NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 31st May. Space available each way. Tel. 639 928 090 (258054) EUROPE SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 (277262)

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REMOVALS to Spain leaving 30th may return 10th June. Space available both ways. Fully insured immediate collection no problem 0044 740 3200 234 /611 386 014 (283500)

MAN AND VAN Man & Van, 20€ ph. Big or small. House clearances or rubbish. Paul 622 020 856 MOVEIT-STOREIT.COM Tel David 696 810 618 (2559433) 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 MAN & VAN removals & house clearance 609 321 958 (284669) MAN & Large Van, Removals, Deliveries, Clearances. €20 hourly + fuel. Steve 602 637 242 (284664)


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STORAGE STORAGE Marbella Dry Secure 603 860 702 (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 / (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)




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EXPERIENCED English speaking Timeshare claims advisers wanted for busy Mijas Office. Attractive monthly salary plus lucrative commission structure paid weekly with bonuses. NIE, Social Security, Spanish bank account is essential. Training provided plus contract from day one. Full time hours Mon & Fri 10am – 7pm. On Tues, Wed & Thurs 12pm – 9pm. Please send CV to charlotte@rocky or contract 660 459 635 (284517)

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


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IT is illegal to beep your horn in New York City, except in an emergency, and drivers who break the rule are liable for a fine worth more than €310.

Honda’s electric pledge HONDA has confirmed it will produce its first fully electric urban vehicle - the rather unimaginative sounding ‘Honda e.’ And it has also said that the next-generation Jazz will be available with a hybrid powertrain featuring the brand’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology. The manufacturer says that this is part of its ‘Electric Vision’ to make 100 per cent of the brand’s European sales feature electrified powertrains by 2025. The Honda e, which was recently presented as a production prototype in Geneva, is Honda’s first model to benefit from a dedicated EV platform rather than be converted from a traditionally-powered design. This means it is optimised for electric power through its design and technology with no compromises. The compact electric car offers sporty rearwheel drive format and advanced electric powertrain. The Honda e has already

received over 22,000 expressions of interest across Europe, and customers can visit their national Honda website for more information. The i-MMD hybrid system will be available with the next generation of the popular Jazz hatchback has already won widespread acclaim across Europe for delivering high-levels of real-world efficiency and refinement in the new CR-V Hybrid. Ahead of its 2025 electrification goal, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD dualmotor hybrid system, with the introduction into smaller segment cars an important first step. The next-generation Jazz will make its international premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.

HONDA FIRST: The manufacturer’s first car designed purely as an EV.

ROAD TEST by Nick Fletcher VOLVO has completely changed the public perception of their brand with a range of new models encompassing svelte style and lots of technology and the latest is the just-launched S60. The new S60 is priced from €44,534 (£37,935) and packages a 250 hp 2.0-litre fourcylinder power unit with signature Volvo styling cues to reveal a smart and sophisticated premium saloon. Built in the United States, the S60 is the first newmodel Volvo with no diesel engine option. My test model was the T5 RDesign Edition and it ably demonstrated it was the perfect

FAST: Abu Dhabi’s newest police car can reach 242mph.

Supercop on the road SUPERCARS are not exactly rare on the streets of oil rich Abu Dhabi. Some of the world’s most powerful and fastest cars cruise the roads of the capital of the UAE, but this gives the local traffic police a bit of a problem. If someone really wants to put their foot down in a McLaren, Ferrari or Lamborghini, how on earth are you going to catch them? Well they have decided that if you want to catch a su-

percar you must use - a supercar. So the latest addition to the Abu Dhabi police fleet is a 750bhp £2 million Lykan Hypersport. Best known for its role in Fast and Furious 7 (when it flew!) just seven of the superluxury cars have ever been built. With a 3.7-litre twin turbo flat six engine it is capable of 242mph, with a 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds, so fast enough

to keep up with even the most spoiled Arab prince. The doors are rear-hinged and open upwards. The leather has gold thread stitched into it. The LED headlights have diamonds in them and the car has a more suitable paintjob as a police vehicle. W Motors - the Dubai-based manufacturers of the car - only had this to say: “Would you rather be chased or caught by the Special Forces Lykan Hyper Sport?”

Volvo S60 T5 R-Design Edition premium, mile-munching saloon. With a top speed of 233 kph (145 mph) the T5 passes the benchmark 100 kph in just 6.3 seconds. Average fuel economy is 13.1 kpl (37 mpg) with emissions of 155 g/km. Driving the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with paddle shifts, a large Tesla style portrait touch screen offers most of the controls - including an array of connectivity options - and settings including the different drive modes. The dynamic mode really sharpens up the S60’s responses without loss of ride comfort. The shortest of gaps in traffic offers

NEW S60: A smart, stylish and very sophisticated saloon.

safe overtaking and on twisting country roads the car’s tight handling capability is demonstrated to great effect. Standard fare across the range includes such items as dual zone climate, Nappa part-leather sports seats, heated front seats, diamond cut wheels, all-round parking sensors, voice activated control system and LED lighting.

Options on the test car were a powered glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof with sun curtain, heated front screen, larger alloys and superb and almost iridescent Fusion Red metallic paintwork. This package adds €3,375 (£2,875) to the standard list price. The range at the moment consists of one trim level - R-Design Edition -and just one version, the

T5 front drive automatic. Soon to follow will be an all-wheeldrive option, an R-Design Plus entry version and luxurious Inscription Plus trim. In addition to the T5 engine, a T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid is planned with prices starting at around €57,524 (£49,000). Volvo has a smart, stylish and very sophisticated saloon in the new S60. It continues their success in transforming the brand from solid, dependable workhorse to a desirable premium motoring brand.


HE sunshine is here now, hopefully settled for the summer, and what a pleasure it is to get out a classic car and set off for the hills! That is exactly what well over 80 people did last Saturday by joining in the CCCA May classic car run starting from Venta El Caserio which is on the main A-7 coast road between San Pedro and Estepona. The sun did indeed shine and at one point the the thermostat was showing around 34 degrees. Fabulous weather for May! Crews had enjoyed an excellent breakfast at Caserio, it’s always reliable there, whilst the registration process took place in the capable hands of Carol Giles and Angela Sharp. A most marvellous and eclectic mix of classic, modern classics and even some moderns were gathered in the car park there and of special note were the glorious 1950’s MG TD of Jan and Rokaya Groeneveld and the most beautiful drop-head Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 2 of Tony and Trish Minta. Another fabulous Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible was in attendance driven by Jos van den Hoven and navigated by his lovely wife Gita. Almost 40 cars prepared to head off in the direction of Estepona before leaving the A7 at Km 153 and taking the back road towards Casares and the climb up to the village, passing Venta Garcia, a popular lunch stop on previous CCCA runs. Sadly, the gorgeous 1969 EType Jaguar of Haig Oundijan was in trouble, the electric cooling fans refusing to do their job on the long climb and forcing its owner to return to the coast rather than risk damage to its six-cylinder, 4.2 litre engine. No such problems existed for Clément Eijffinger and his wife Susan in their bright red Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder which was positively whizzing along like all Alfa Romeos love to do! Regular CCCA and Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association members Stefan and Judith had brought their stunning and much travelled Morgan +8 all the way from Gib to participate and were enjoying the summer sunshine as were everyone. From Casares the route headed towards Gaucin and a fuel


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Big entry for May events

The very pretty MG TD of Jan and Rokaya Grroeneveld.

Alfa Romeo of Clément and Susan Eijjfinger.

The beautiful Morgan +8 of Stefan and Judith Nicholson.

The recalcitrant but beautiful Jaguar E-Type of Haig Oundijan. stop for those who needed it before continuing along the scenic A-369 in the direction of Ronda. There are some excellent miradors along this road and

many stopped to admire the view and take photographs. Just as the route turned off to head down the A-373 to Cortes de la Frontera, came the first of

two stops, this one for coffee or a beer and a tapa at Venta Solera. This place is always much enjoyed as the owner there is famous for his game or venison-filled sausages that are so cheap to buy. A wise choice for a stop by run organiser, Ian Giles. From here the route went via the old town of Cortes de la Frontera and looped around through spectacular countryside with wild flowers in abundance

to arrive back on the A-369 Ronda-Algeciras road at Atajate. The faster cars really were able to ‘stretch their legs’ on the next, very quick, section across the top of the fabulous A-369 to Ronda where the route turned south to head down the very long descent to San Pedro. Often coaches are a problem here and cause traffic to bunch up and crawl down the hill, but no such problems were evident.

Progress was stopped however, by a Giles-style ‘pit-stop’ for a small glass of Cava and a chance for crews to relax and enjoy the sunshine and each other’s company before completing the final, short 14Km run down to lunch. A first class menu was served by Michelle and her staff at Prado restaurant in the Monte Halcones centre just above San Pedro. The restaurant had opened especially this Saturday for the CCCA and it was agreed by all that the food served was superb and also excellent, professional service to go with it. I am sure many CCCA members will be returning! The next event for the CCCA will be a display of classic cars in Mijas Pueblo this coming Saturday. The event will be in support of the art exhibition by famous artist Kelly Fischer in the town hall there and so the Club will have around 20 cars on show. Non-members will be very welcome to come along, see the cars and enjoy a chat with members before they all go off to lunch in the Pueblo, leaving the cars on show for the duration. The week after this, May 25, sees the JEC (Jaguar Owners Club) continue their programme of events with a car run and lunch. I will have more on that in our next issue. That’s it from me until the next time!

Further information on Classic Car Club of Andalucia events can be found on the Club’s website Membership of this vibrant club is open to anyone owning a genuine classic car here in Spain. Saca tu coche clásico del garaje y diviértete con el.

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LIVERPOOL will prepare for their Champions League final clash with Tottenham at their favourite warm weather training camp - Marbella. It has been revealed they will return to the Costa del Sol city for a week in the lead up to the final, which is to be played in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1. According to the UK’s Evening Standard the squad will fly in on Monday as the club prepares for the big match. It is thought manager Jurgen Klopp had been toying with the idea of using Mallorca this time out, but the lure of Marbella won out in the end. It is the same location Liverpool used for a camp before last season’s Chanpions League final, but the club will be hoping for better luck this time round. Last year they lost out in a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev. Liverpool returned to Marbella in February for a mid-season break as they tried to recharge their batteries for the Premier League battle back home. Ultimately they were pipped to the post by Manchester City. The club is bidding to win its sixth Champions League trophy, while Tottenham has never made a final before. Spurs were the first British team to win a major European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the final of the Cup Winners Cup in 1963.


Celebrations turn to horror THE celebrations to mark Real Sociedad’s victory in the Copa de Reina (Queen’s Cup) turned to horror when club captain Sandra Ramajo had to be rushed to hospital following an epileptic fit. The Sociedad women’s team had the night before beaten Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Granada to claim their first Copa del Reina and on Sunday were showing their fans the trophy in their home stadium in San Sebastian. The team had already undertaken a tour of the city and were now thanking fans in the Anoeta Stadium. Ramajo was signing autographs when she went into seizures, with members of the public taking care of her until the club’s medical team arrived. She was then rushed to Donostia Hospital where she is recovering. The final itself broke records for a televised women’s football match in Spain. It had an average audience of 1.66 million and a peak of 2.2 million giving Telecinco a 14.4 per cent share of the viewing figures.


By Dilip Kuner WHILE FC Barcelona have long since been crowned champions of La Liga, there is still lots to play for in the final round of matches. The questions of who will qualify for next season’s Champions and Europa Leagues is still to be decided while the last relegation spot will probably be taken by Girona, unless there is an improbable combination of results. At the weekend fourth placed Getafe had to travel to Barcelona, where they suffered a 2-0 reverse. The home team were booed onto the pitch in response to their 4-0 loss to Liverpool last week, which denied them a Champions League final spot. Leonel Messi made the pass for Arturo Vidal’s opening goal with an 89th minute own goal from Mauro Arambarri completing the scoring. The result opened the way for Valencia to move into the final Champions League place, which they duly did with a 3-1 win at home to Alaves. If they win away to Valladolid at the weekend they will claim the coveted spot. Alaves gave Valencia a scare when they rook a 12th minute lead through Ximo Navarro, but goals from Carles Soler, Santi Mina and

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Plenty to play for in la Liga

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OPENER: Arturo Vidal scored the first as Getafe went down to Barcelona. Kevin Gameiro ultimately made it a comfortable victory. Sevilla really needed a win to keep in contention for the CL. Pablo Sarabia’s 70th minute goal gave them a decent enough 1-1

draw away to second placed Atletico Madrid, so they retain an outside chance of finishing fourth, but they will need to hope both Getafe and Valencia lose at the weekend. Athletic Club Bilbao remain

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seventh and will qualify for next season’s Europa League if they avoid defeat against Sevilla. Raul Garcia scored two and Inaki Williams scored in the first half as Athletic enjoyed a 3-1 win over

Celta. Espanyol beat Leganes 2-0 away with goals from Borja Iglesias and they too have the chance of seventh and a Europa League spot if they can beat Real Sociedad and Athletic lose. That won’t be easy though as Real Sociedad themselves have the chance for seventh if they bear Espanyol following their 3-1 home win over the not so mighty Real Madrid. Brahim Diaz scored his first goal for Real Madrid in just the sixth minute, but it turmed into another poor performance from the Madrid club. Mikel Merino equalised 20 minutes later, then Jesus Vallejo was sent off in the 39th minute to leave Real Madrid with 10 men. Igor Zubeldia headed Real Sociedad ahead in the 57th minute and 17-year-old Ander Barrenetxea wrapped it up with the third goal. Girona’s 2-1 loss to Levante has left them clinging on to survival by their fingertips. They must now win away to Alaves by at least five goals and hope Celta lose at home to Rayo Vallecano.



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BARCELONA’S hockey team has been knocked out of the European championship after losing to Portugal’s Porto on Saturday, which was decided by a penalty shootout and goal from Helder Nunes.

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AT the end of qualifying Lewis Hamilton must have been wondering what had happened. His hungry young teammate Valtteri Botas - winner in Azerbaijan - had comprehensively outperformed him to take the Barcelona F1 pole position. And it wasn’t as if he had just been pipped either. Bottas had put in a superb performance to be more than half a sercond faster than the reigning champion, an absolute chasm in F1. But when the chips are down Hamilton knows how to perform. A cracking start saw him squeeze into the lead on the first corner - and he stayed in front all the way to the chequered flag. Truth to be told it was not the most exciting race. Barcelona does not offer many overtaking opportunities and a flawless drive by Hamilton didn’t give anyone else even a sniff of a chance.

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Master Hamilton shows how it’s done

UNSTOPPABLE: Mercedes took a fifth one-two in a row. This was his third Spanish Grand Prix in a row and Mercedes’ fifth one-two in succession. It is difficult to see any team except Mercedes take the constructors’ championship this season. Ferrari’s hopes of breaking Mercedes’ dominance were

Nadal’s wait goes on

proven to be rather forlorn. An engine and aerodynamics upgrade did not do the hoped-for trick, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen making their day even worse when he held on to third place. The Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were WHILE one tennis great continued his comeback, another has been left waiting the longest for his first title in a season for 14 years. Novak Djokovic’s 6-3, 6-4, win against young Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Mutua Madrid Open final was made all the sweeter for the world number one by two statistics. Not only was it his 200th victory against a top 10 opponent (200 wins against 90 losses), it was also his 33rd

fourth and fifth, Verstappen maintaining his record of having finished ahead of at least one Ferrari at every race this season. Pierre Gasly was sixth in the second Red Bull, with Kevin Magnussen eventually claiming a fine seventh place and his first ARP Masters 1000 title. This means he is now tied with Rafa Nadal at the top of the table of most wins at the elite level. But for the latter, his loss against Tsitsipas in the semi-final meant an unwelcome record continuing. Nadal - still world number two - is yet to win a trophy this season, the longest he has gone before winning in any season since 2004. And with the clay court season - his strong point well under way he most certainly would have expected

points since Australia. Haas teammate Romain Grosjean claimed his first point of the year by finishing 10th after being passed by the McLaren of Carlos Sainz (eighth) - who maintained his record of scoring at every Spanish Grand Prix of his career -

and the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat, who finished ninth. Next up is Monaco in two weeks’ time where overtaking is even harder than it is in Barcelona. Bottas will be hoping to claim his fourth pole in a row, and to keep his lead beyond the first corner!

to have a title by now. He actually hasn’t been playing too badly with five semi-finals under his belt, but much more is expected of him from his legion of followers. Nadal himself is taking the drought phlegmatically. Speaking to he said: “I think that it’s more normal what is happening right now, than what happened in the past 14 years. “I think I have tennis ahead of me. I have time ahead of me. I’ll be able to

try to win this kind of tournament that I was not able to win this year. And what I have to do is to be fit and to play properly and a high tennis level. “If I manage to do that next year, I think I will still have a very good opportunity to fight for all of these titles and for the rest of the year, I still have two [clay-court] tournaments. And we will see what happens there.” Djokovic on the other hand is on top form, with this being his third triumph in Madrid (he also won in 2011 and 2016.) Speaking on court after his victory he said: “These are the best tournaments, biggest tournaments we have in our sport, in the ATP, of course alongside the Grand Slam. “This is as important and as good as it gets.”

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