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€800 MILLION GO AHEAD TORREMOLINOS now has a free hand to begin one of the greatest transformations in its history. The Official Gazette of the Andalucian Regional Government (BOJA) published last Saturday, January 11 the General Plan for Urban Development (PGOU), which unblocks the start of work on the commercial and leisure park that Intu plans to build to the north of the Conference Centre. The d o c u m e n t c o n t emplates a growth of almost 6,000 dwellings that will result in an increase of more than 13,000 residents, according to the forecasts of

GREEN LIGHT: The €800 million project can go ahead.

the town council. This figure would give Torremolinos the status of a city with

a large population, which on paper has some 68,000 inhabitants, a figure that is ac-

tually tripled by the floating population that makes up the million vis itors it re -

ceives each year. The publication of the general plan puts an end to more than a decade of administrative battles and represents a legal guarantee for new investments after the last PGOU, which dates back to 1996, became obsolete years ago. The change with the greatest impact on the Torremolinos plan will come from Intu, the British developer who is planning a 235,000 square metre complex. As from last Saturday, the City Council can now grant licences for the work to begin. The developer has awarded the initial works, budgeted at €160 million, to a joint

venture formed by Dragados and Sando, as well as reaching agreements with some of the future operators of the complex, such as Yelmo and Gran Teatro Bankia. The direct investment planned by Intu for this commercial and leisure park, which will include a wave pool, an auditorium and a hotel, among other facilities, exceeds €800 million.


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A MESSAGE FOR UK NATIONALS FROM HMA HUGH ELLIOTT HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED! CITIZENS’ rights have always been an important part of the negotiations on our exit from the EU. Indeed the citizens’ rights parts of the Withdrawal Agreement (the agreement about how we leave the EU) were one of the first areas to be agreed between the UK and the EU back in autumn 2018. The final text of the Withdrawal Agreement was agreed between the UK and the EU in October 2019 and there were no substantive changes to the citizens’ rights elements. In the UK, the process for approving the Withdrawal Agreement or what many of us call ‘the Deal’ - is already well underway in parliament. The House of Commons approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - which is the domestic legislation that needs to be passed by parliament - by a majority of 99 on Thursday January 9. It is now being discussed in the House of Lords. If there are any amendments as a result of this, these will be considered by the House of Commons.  The Bill will then be given ‘Royal Assent’ which means that it becomes law in the UK (to follow this in depth, see the UK Parliament website https://services.parliament.uk/Bills/2019-20/europea nunionwithdrawalagreement.html). In parallel, the European Parliament will also vote on the Withdrawal Agreement on January 29; approval by a simple majority would mean that the EP has also ratified ‘the Deal.’  These processes are a bit intricate, but the key point for you is that we are firmly on track to leave with a Deal on January 31. It is also important to note that your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement are completely independent of the negotiations about our future trade and security relationship with the EU. For British Nationals in Spain, the Withdrawal Agreement con-

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As you know, the UK will be leaving the EU on January 31 and we are on course to leave with a Deal, so I wanted to explain some of the jargon around the parliamentary process and, crucially, what all of this means for British nationals living in Spain.

HMA HUGH ELLIOTT: Explaining the facts.

tains really important guarantees for you on citizens’ rights, such as the right to continue to live and work in Spain, continuation of healthcare and uprating of pensions. Those rights will be protected for as long as you remain resident in Spain, provided that you are registered as a resident by December 31, 2020. That’s why it is so important to ensure that you, your family, your friends and indeed your neighbours are all correctly registered as resident here. If you are not sure whether you are or don’t know what to do next, have a look at this video from our consular advisor which takes you through the process, and explains the differences between the padron, NIE and residencia: https://www.facebook. com/BritsInSpain/videos/2503168039961576/. You have time and there are plenty of appointments in most provinces, but do make it a New Year’s Resolution to get it done as soon as you can! I should also clarify that UK Nationals cannot apply for a TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero or foreigner’s identity card) until after Brexit - something I know some people have been asking about. If there is any change to the residency system after Brexit we will update our Living in Guide at gov.uk/livinginspain, so do sign up for alerts and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/britsinspain. We are also holding outreach events in a number of locations in January, including Benidorm, Lanzarote and Murcia, and further details of all our outreach events are on the Living in Guide and on Facebook, so do come along if you have any questions or doubts, and encourage others to join us too. If you can’t attend a face-to-face event, we will be doing another Facebook live session on January 31 where we can also answer your questions directly.


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Roundabout remodelling

THE BIG PICTURE Nº 101

THE roundabout west of the boulevard of San Pedro Alcantara will undergo a comprehensive remodelling in order to beautify the area. Procedures have already begun to work out plans for the project, which would have a budget of approximately €350,000 and a term of execution of three months.

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THE long-awaited extension of the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving, the project with the greatest cultural relevance to Marbella, will begin in the first stages of this year. The action will consist of demolition work inside the building to stop its ruin and has a budget of more than €100,000.

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Dog bite LOCAL POLICE arrested a homeless Portuguese man in Malaga, after his dog suddenly bit a nine-year-old boy who was walking past them. The man - who didn’t try to stop the aggression - had the dog on a long leash and without a muzzle when he attacked the unsuspecting child.

Metro boom THE Metro in Malaga has grown in popularity, as 664,000 users opted to use the mode of transport in November. The new figure is 6.8 per cent more compared to the same month in 2018, representing a steady upwards trend for the capital on the Costa del Sol.

Getting on ALMOST 500 BUILDINGS in Marbella which were built over 50 years ago will undergo a technical inspection in 2020, as the town hall lists all properties built before 1969 that will be reviewed. The objective of the new measure is to guarantee compliance with health, safety and accessibility.

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THE Provincial Government in Malaga has budgeted to include 363 new public employment positions in 2020, that will also include formal contracts for interim workers. Vice president of the institution, Margarita del Cid, explained that the offer will strengthen the public workforce and improve labour conditions.

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FINANCE 42-45 LEAPY A HIDDEN PRIZE: Local inhabitants attributed magical and paranormal phenomena to the area.

TREASURE CAVE IN Rincon de la Victoria, in the Axarquia region, there is an area known as ‘El Cantal’ that is home to a series of cliffs that were formed in Jurassic times. These cliffs overlook the Mediterranean and hide a prize within: The Treasure Cave. Only three caves of marine origin are known in the world, this cave being the only one in the European Continent. The stories and legends surrounding

the mysterious cave date back to the Palaeolithic and the Early Bronze Age. But it was the Romans and the Arabs who were truly obsessed with the cave and the treasure buried within. Long before the significance of the Treasure Cave was known, local inhabitants attributed magical and paranormal phenomena to the area. In the 12th century, many believed that the emperor of the Almoravid dynasty, Tasufín Ibn Ali, hid an impressive treasure in the cavern.

When a series of garnets appeared in the cave in the 18th century, little doubt remained that the legends were true. Swiss Antonio de la Nari, dedicated his life exploring the cave. He tragically died within the rocky shelter in 1847, killed by his own explosives. Mr Manuel Laza Palacio owned the cave for almost four decades until his death in 1988. During his work, he was stunned to find six pure gold coins from the Almoravid dynasty.

Brit dies in fire

Far-right fury

IT has been revealed that the victim who died in a house fire in Torremolinos was a 79-year-old British man. As reported by the emergency services, a fire broke out at a property located on Avenida de Benalmadena in Torremolinos on Saturday morning (January 11). Several residents had alerted the 112 emergency hotline to report that thick plumes of black smoke were billowing from a 10storey building, where they believed that a resident may have been trapped inside. Upon being notified, several ambulances and the fire brigade arrived at the scene, where firefighters bravely battled the blaze. However, once entering inside an apartment which was ravaged by the blaze, they found the lifeless body of the man. He is thought to have died from smoke inhalation. An investigation into the cause of the fire has not yet been made public.

MORE than 1,000 people in Malaga City participated in the protest against the new Spanish government. The manifestation was organised by the far-right political party VOX, against the new PSOE government formed by Pedro Sánchez. Crowds assembled in front of the town hall to read a manifesto that was proclaimed in similar gatherings all over Spain. National Police estimated at least 1,000 people were present at the manifestation. The provincial leader of the party, José Enrique Lara, was accompanied by VOX MP Patricia Rueda, who read the manifesto. Rueda was interrupted by chanted slogans including ‘A united Spain will never be defeated’ and ‘We aren’t fooled, Cataluña is Spain.’ Protesters chanted as they remarked on the absence of the mayor of Malaga. They then marched up Calle Larios towards Plaza de la Constitución, where the national Anthem was played.

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School stabbing inquiry The Guardia Civil is investigating whether there is a background of bullying at a school where a pupil was stabbed by another on Monday. A STUDENT was seriously injured at the Camilo José Cela Secondary School in Campillos when he was stabbed with a pair of scissors. Now police officers are trying to clarify the cause of the attack. In their search for a possible motive, they consider ‘bullying’ as the most likely underlying cause, but all hypotheses remain open. Both the school management and sources from the Education Delegation have confirmed that there are no previous files involving those involved in the event.

AIR AMBULANCE: Boy was flown to hospital in a critical condition. The victim remains stable in the Intensive Care Unit of the Regional Hos-

pital of Malaga. According to the Health Delegate, Carlos Bautista,

there were “critical” moments and fears for the life of the wounded 15-

year-old. Bautista congratulated the staff of the centre, who “saved his life” with their quick reaction. According to the delegate, the 061 medical staff requested assistance from the emergency helicopter, and the first intention was to take the injured person directly to the Regional Hospital. In the middle of the flight, transfusions were being performed to stabilise his condition, but it was deemed necessary to land at the nearer Antequera Hospital as his condition became critical.

Animal ‘death camp’ demo called ANIMAL associations in Malaga and Torremolinos have called a demonstrat i o n f o r t h i s S a t u r d a y, January 18 to demand the removal of the concession f o r t h e t o w n ’s a n i m a l shelter from the jailed ‘animal protector.’ The concession for the premises is still held by Parque Animal even though its president, Carmen Marín, has been in

prison since late 2017 for the crimes of false documentation and animal a b u s e . S o m e 2 ,2 0 0 a n i mals were destroyed without adequate veterinary supervision. The protest will start at noon at the town hall s q u a r e i n To r r e m o l i n o s , from there, the march will continue along Calle Rafael Quintana to the Plaza Costa del Sol and

the central Calle San Miguel to the Plaza de La Nogalera, where the document will be read again. The idea, according to Gloria Sánchez, from Patitas en acción, is to urge the town hall to recover the concessions and to put the exploitation of the plot out to public tend e r a g a i n s o t h a t To r r e molinos “has a reference animal shelter at last.” “We want the council to manage it and the associations would continue to do our volunteer work. We want life in Parque Animal, there have already been many deaths there,” stressed Sanchez, who added that “we are a little tired of this situation. “ I n To r r e m o l i n o s c a t colonies are multiplying while Parque Animal Park has an operating room

TRAGEDY: 2,200 animals were destroyed at the shelter. that is not being used r i g h t n o w. I m a g i n e w h a t we could do if we had an operating room and a veterinarian there.” The municipality ceded the facilities in 1998 to Parque Animal for a peri-

Done deal THE sale of the Post Office building in Malaga City has been completed for a staggering €23.5 million. The property is now in the hands of the sole bidder, company Nitsba Spain, owned by an Israeli oil tycoon.

od of 50 years. Then in November 2010 the director of the entity and two employees were arrested during the course of a Guardia Civil operation. The company then handed over the management of the shelter to another company called Canes for eight years, a decision that was ratified b y t h e c o u n c i l ’s p l e n a r y session. This period will e x p i r e n e x t y e a r, s o t h a t the management of the shelter will revert to Parque Animal, as things stand.


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UK man missing HARRY STAGG, 23 years old has gone missing in Spain. A family appeal has started after Harry Stagg, from East Cowes on the Isle of Wight went missing after travelling though France and into Spain with a friend, Kim Muca. Whilst travelling Harry was separated from his friend, and they both found great difficulty getting in contact with each other as they had no use of a mobile phone. On November 29, 2019 Harry made a call from the National Police station in Huesca, he contacted home however there was no answer, but managed to get back in touch with his friend Kim and the pair arranged to meet each other, but unfortunately due to finances on both sides they didn’t manage to reunite. The phone call on November 29 was the last contact Harr y had with any family or friends. Harr y was due to head to his Grandad’s in Alora for Christmas and New Year but never arrived. Harry’s mother contacted the police on the Isle of Wight, has been speaking to the

DRAMA: Police negotiated with man for five hours.

Beach suicide drama HARRY: Missing since November.

British Embassy, and the family have also filed a missing persons report at the Guardia Civil in Alora. Anybody that may have any information can contact Paula on 655 772 599 or the Alora Guardia Civil on 952 496 020.

POLICE have saved a man from suicide after he jumped in the sea following an incident when a friend of his fell from a second-floor balcony as he tried to avoid a knife attack. National Police say that the two Swedish men had got into an argument on Saturday morning (January 11) at about 7am. One of them allegedly attacked the other. In his efforts

to escape, the victim fell two floors from an apartment balcony in Fuengirola. He suffered multiple fractures in the fall and was rushed to the Costa del Sol hospital. Police launched a manhunt for the alleged attacker, finding the 40-year-old suspect at 2pm on a local beach. He was standing in the water armed with a knife. As police arrived he knelt on the shore, put a knife to his own neck and threatened to kill himself.

Police cordoned off the area, then called in the Special Security Operation Group (GOES) and an expert negotiating officer. After five hours of negotiation, the National Police managed to disarm the man, taking away his large knife, restraining him and arresting him on charges of alleged attempted manslaughter. He has since been transferred to a hospital for psychiatric assessment.


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THE inclusion of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas as one of the few ‘coloured’ Oscar nominees by some US media has sparked controversy and an immediate reaction from social networks, which have been quick to point out that he is European and white. Hollywood publications such as Deadline and Vanity Fair mentioned Banderas as one of the few cases of ‘people of colour’ nominated for Oscars, after Monday’s official announcement of the candidates for the Hollywood Academy Awards. Both newspapers cited Banderas along with African-American actress Cynthia Erivo as the only ‘black’ actors nominated for this year’s Oscars, in the face of comments on social networks that the Spanish actor is European and white. ‘Only two black actors were nominated in the main acting categories while women were absent in best direction,’ wrote the publication Deadline one of the most consulted media outlets in Hollywood. The tweet, which was removed several hours later, received responses reminding them that ‘Antonio Banderas is from Spain, white and European’ with others criticising the confusion that racial cat-

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Banderas is classified as coloured for the Oscars

BANDERAS: US media classified him as a ‘person of colour.’ egorisations cause in the United States, since they differentiate between Latino/Hispanic, Caucasian and African-American. Likewise, Vanity Fair linked the nomination of

Erivo, the only African-American selected to compete in the Oscars, with the mention of Banderas. ‘Although Spaniards are not technically considered people of colour, it should be noted that Antonio Banderas was nominated for his lead role in the Spanish-language drama Dolor y Gloria,’ said a Vanity Fair article. A week ago, another major media outlet, the Hollywood Reporter, noted that Banderas had been ignored by the British Academy at the Bafta Awards in an article about its lack of diversity, in which it linked his absence to that of Lupita Nyong’o, an African-American actress. The racial classification applied by the United States is controversial for Hispanics or Latinos, since, although they are not differentiated as a different biological race according to the conventional classification, in the USA they do have a category apart from Caucasian in their population records. This is inaccurate since, for example, a large part of Spanish or Mediterranean people are Caucasian but of Latin culture, heir to classical Latin which would also include European countries such as Italy and France, as well as a large part of the American continent due to different historical processes.

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Pizza death A PIZZA deliver y man died on Sunday after his motorbike crashed into a street bench in Estepona, the 112 emergency service reported. The incident took place around 10pm in the Avenida de España. The Local Police and health services immediately went to the scene, certifying that the deceased was a young man of 18 years of age. For the time being, no further information has been released on the circumstances of the accident.


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Gib and Spanish police smash people smuggling ring

DOG OWNERS: Are being encouraged to take responsibility for their pets.

Zero tolerance of abandonment A NEW initiative has launched in Spain to promote the policy of ‘dog owners taking responsibility, zero tolerance of abandonment and the promotion of adoption.’ The Sp a n i sh i n i t i a t iv e, #CuidayAdopta, (Care and A dopt) e n c o u r a g e s th e adoption of abandoned and lost dogs. Organised by the Spanish association of municipa l v e t e r i n a rian s (AEVM), the project aims to redu c e t h e n u m b er o f s tray d o g s t h a t c u r r e n tly live on the streets of Spain.

http://www.veterinarios municipales.com/ Torremolinos is the latest town to join the initiative. As part of its commitment, the town hall has agreed to c o llec t, s h e lte r a n d o ffe r any vaccinations and food until adequate homes can be found. Until five years ago, municipal dog pounds in Spain could euthanise dogs if they w ere n o t c la ime d o r re homed within 10 days, but legislation now prohibits th e s a c rific e o f d o g s a nd cats, except for humanitarian reasons, or if they pose a

danger to public health. Law preventing unwanted dogs a nd c a ts from be ing put down means many anima l prote c tion c e ntre in Spain are at full capacity. A lot of dogs are old or are seriously ill, and they are suffering from anxiety. A EV M re c ognis e s tha t the law is fine in principle, but it won’t work without a serious campaign of sterilisation and encouraging people to adopt animals. Highlighting the importance of education into the long-term responsibilities of owning a pet.

FORTY-SEVEN people have been arrested in a major operation against a network trafficking people between Gibraltar and Spain. The organisation’s criminal activity affected 18 Spanish provinces and five European countries. Some 200 Spanish police officers alongside officers from Gibraltar and coordinated by EUROPOL took part in the operation. Police say the gang faked the documentation necessary for the migrants to obtain a visa to enter Gibraltar and then cross the border into Spain clandestinely, hidden in four-wheel drive vehicles with tinted windows. The organisation charged each Moroccan migrant between €7,000 and €8,000 for the visa, which increased by between €500 and €700 if they needed temporary accommodation in La Linea de la Concepcion or transfer to another province or country. The investigation ended with home searches, one in Linea de la Concepcion and another in Gibraltar and €19,000 in cash, 12 smartphones, five cars and various documentation were seized. The investigation began in November 2018, when the Royal Gibraltar Police detected a significant increase in the number of Moroccans from Tangiers arriving in Gibraltar on a UK visa. This visa does not allow entry to any country in the Schengen area, so they could not enter Spain legally. The criminal organisation had two branches, one in Morocco and the other in the Campo de Gibraltar region (Gibraltar and la Linea de la Concepcion).

COOPERATION: Spanish and Gibraltar law enforcement worked together. In Morocco, the traffickers planned the migrants’ journeys, preparing a complete file with false documentation to show the British authorities that they were eligible for a visa. Once the visa was obtained, the organisation would buy a plane ticket for the migrant, provide him with a hotel reservation in Gibraltar and tell him the steps to follow and who to contact. From Gibraltar, they helped the trafficked person to cross the border clandestinely, for which they had all-terrain vehicles belonging to the organisation with Gibraltar plates and tinted rear windows, where they hid them and transported them to La Linea de la Concepcion in Spain, always at night to make visibility difficult. Following the investigation, the officers were able to ascertain that the profit made by the organisation based in Morocco exceeded €1 million, while the Campo de Gibraltar branch made an estimated profit of €79,800 .


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A M A N h a s b e e n a r re s t e d for publishing an ‘obscene’ video of ex-Malaga manager Victor Sanchez del Amo. A police investigation opened after the video of Sanchez naked from the waist down and wearing only a Malaga CF polo shirt was published on social media. Sanchez has since been dismissed from his position for ‘bringing the club into ill repute.’ National Police have confirmed an arrest was made in the town of Puente Genil, Cordoba, of a 41-year-old man of Spanish nationality. He has since been released, but remains under investigation. Sanchez himself reported the matter to police saying that he was the victim of an extortion attempt. He said: “I wish to report that I am being subjected to a crime against my privacy with harassment and extortion. The matter is in the hands of the police and I am instructed to follow their instructions. Similarly I want to

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Arrest made over obscene Sanchez ‘blackmail’ video

DISMISSED: Victor Sanchez del Amo was sacked.

inform that sharing or disseminating an intimate content of any person without consent is also a crime, either through social networks or message or any other form as set out in Article 197 of the Penal Code with penalties

for those who disseminate personal content without the consent of the person concerned.” Sanchez was sacked on Saturday despite the club issuing a statement saying they were seeking a ‘friendly

solution’ to the case just hours before. Responding to his sacking, the 43year-old former Spain and Real Madrid player said he was “in total disagreement” with being fired, adding that he was a victim. He added: “We are saddened that we are not allowed to continue our sporting battle alongside the players, staff, club employees and fans. “Alongside the entire Malaga family that welcomed us like family and to whom we will always be grateful for and carry in our hearts. “We would also like to wish all the luck in the world to the new coaching staff.” Sanchez finished the statement by thanking fans “from the bottom of my heart for all the support I have received in these difficult days and the show of love towards my family and me.” It has been reported that demands for €20,000 worth of Bitcoins were made to prevent the publication of the video.

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Rooster arrests FIVE people have been arrested after they held up a farmer at gunpoint and stole an undisclosed number of fighting cocks. Police believe the roosters, which can fetch prices of up to €4,000, were destined to be sold for illegal cock fighting. Guardia Civil say the gang was responsible for a string of burglaries and robberies at farms in and around Coin. Police investigations led to four homes in the Fuensanta de Coin district, where they seized several knives, an illegal .22-calibre rifle and equipment. Those arrested are accused of robbery with force, theft with violence and intimidation, and illegal possession of weapons.


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STILL PENDING: The Hospital in Estepona is still being worked on.

Health chaos DOCTORS are demanding an extraordinary injection of funds for public health in Malaga. Doctors’ Unions have argued that the health system in Malaga needs to be rescued by the government. The College of Physicians have also stated that the Spanish Ministry of Health should prioritise the province in its budget. T h e p r e s i d e n t o f M a l a g a ’s M e d i c a l Union, Antonio Martín, has warned that the economic rescue is necessary due to the ‘atrocious’ deficit of resources, both in infrastructure and equipment. He assures that the problem is chronic and has been dragged along for almost 10 or 12 years. Martín estimated that an additional €800 million could need to be invested over the course of two years, without including the funds needed for Malaga City’s third hospital project.

F o l l o w i n g t h e c h a n g e o f A n d a l u c i a ’s government, Martin insists that their commitments with the health system are advancing too slowly. As an example of the shortcomings, he blames the lack of investment over the last decade. He pointed out the Estepona hospital must be opened in 2020. The Ministry of Health has promised to open the hospital, but insists that some adaptations are being made to the building that was built by the town hall.

Doctor disappears CONCERN grows over a family doctor who disappeared in Manilva. The Guardia Civil of the municipality activated a search for the man with the initials JPS. The Manilva resident whose whereabouts are unknown, was last seen at dawn on Monday. The 54-year-old man had been expected back at work following the Christmas holidays, but he failed to show up. His family filed a missing person’s report with the Guardia Civil, who are considering all possible hypothesis. However, officers believe that the man could have disappeared of his own free will. Information for the clothing the man was wearing when he disappeared has not been provided. The search operation was carried out by around 100 people, including the Guardia Civil, a helicopter, police dogs, Manilva Local Police and volunteers. The search party focused on combing the residential area of Sabinillas and the countryside which surrounds the municipality. The mayor of Manilva, Mario Jiménez, took part in the search and sent a message of hope to local residents.

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BREXIT BRIEF CONSERVATIVE MPs who are members of the pro-Brexit European Research Group are determined that Big Ben should ring out on Brexit Day regardless of cost. Sixty MPs including Mark Francois, Iain Duncan Smith, Bill Cash and John Redwood have written to the Daily Telegraph saying that the chiming of the bell should take place in order to celebrate such a momentous event. They argue that after years of disharmony within parliament and the country, such a public display would help to bring closure to the disagreements and untie the country as it moves forwards.

AFTER spending some 21 years as an MEP, Nigel Farage, who fought against EU Parliament squandering of resources, is reportedly due to receive what is described as a ‘transition’ payment once Britain leaves the European Union. The sum which is estimated at around €170,000 is to help financially once his income from the European Parliament is removed and

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BREXIT BELL: Big Ben is currently silent.

So long and thanks this is on top of any pension which he will also become eligible for in due course. Unfortunately for those Brexit Party members who did so well at last year’s European Parliament

elections, it is unlikely that they will receive any payment as their service has been for such a short period of time. To celebrate the loss of his job, Mr Farage wants to host a celebration party in Parliament Square on January 31 and if permission is given to use the area, he may well try recouping the £100,000 (€110,000) cost by charging admission.

When questioned, a spokesman for the House of Commons confirmed that there would be a cost involved in taking such an action and it would put back the work in renovating the clock and Elizabeth Tower in which the Big Ben bell is housed. The spokesman told the Telegraph “The project team would need at least two weeks to prepare for striking Big Ben on January 31, including carrying out the necessary testing.” Then added, “The final cost will depend on the scale and nature of the disruption to the works. In broad terms, the estimated cost is £120,000 (€132,000) to sound the bell, plus circa £100,000 (€110,000) for each week of delays. “This estimate is based on the fixed cost of installing, testing, operating and dismantling the temporary mechanism used to sound the bell during the works, plus an allowance for each week that work on the project is delayed.” Previously, MP Francois said that if the proposal is not approved he will “take a big hammer up there and bong it myself.”

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BREXIT EXTRA Brexit stamp A REPORT in the Metro paper highlighted what could become a regular worry for new car buyers. When John Hamill, gave a £500 (€550) deposit for a new Mercedes his receipt came with a stamp stating the price could increase after Brexit and before delivery.

Disabled rights ACCORDING to a review by the London School of Economics (LSE), the European Union has been a major force in improving the rights of disabled people and with Brexit, should the government be so inclined, it will no longer need to keep pace with the EU.

About face DESPITE the massive election win for the pro-Brexit Conservative party, a new poll undertaken by The Independent suggests that there has been a reversal of opinion and now 52 per cent of the public would prefer to stay in the EU.


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Playground collapses on underground parking A CHILDREN’S playground in Santander, located on an underground car park, collapsed on Monday. At around 6.30am, the resi-

dents of the Nueva Montaña district of Santander were startled awake, alarmed to hear the sound of several explosions. The deafening noise

had been caused by the collapse of the children’s playground on Calle Tomás y Valiente, located above the underground car park. Emergency personnel from all services including the Santander fire brigade, Local Police, civil protection and Guardia Civil were deployed to the area, as well as the town mayor, Gema Igual, and other members of the municipal corporation. According to police sources, it was confirmed that after an inspection of the area, it seems that fortunately there have been no casualties. The children’s playground together with a small sports court had reportedly collapsed and caved in on the underground car park that was situated below, a car park belonging to one of the residential buildings and in which there were around 500 vehicles parked.

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ATM Scam Alert THE Spanish Guardia Civil has alerted to a fraud scam that has been taking place recently involving ATM machines across Spain. ATMs are known by a variety of names, including automatic teller machine (ATM), an electronic telecommunications device that enables customers of financial institutions to perform financial transactions, such as cash withdrawals, deposits, transfer funds, or obtaining account information, at any time and without the need for direct interaction with bank staff. Though very convenient, they sometimes involve risks when using, as unfortunately they can be easily manipulated. The recently detected scam is one that has been used by criminal groups before and is known as a ‘false keyboard scam’ which can involve the loss of money and sometimes the loss of the credit card as well. This theft occurs when thieves install a fake keyboard on top of the original ATM keyboard. It is practically identical, so it is very difficult to tell them apart and differentiate them from real keyboards. With the false keyboards, the thieves are able to register the key to the credit card used, clone it and then steal money with it. The Guardia Civil has tweeted the incident offering the following advice: If your banking operation is correct but the

FALSE KEYBOARD: The latest scame.

cashier does not give you the money, please proceed with the following: a) Check the slot is not covered b) Beware of ‘helper’ volunteers c) Call your bank/card A lot of ATM users already cover the keyboard when punching in their password, in case the security camera has been manipulated, however this security technique doesn’t work with fake keyboards. The Guardia Civil places special emphasis on caution with ‘volunteer helpers’ in these cases. No matter how well intentioned the vast majority of the population may be, if the card or money has become stuck within the machine, the ‘volunteers’ may well be ‘good Samaritans’ in disguise and instead of helping, aim to distract the ATM user in order ultimately to steal the bank card and the victim’s money.


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Terrorist worked for Danish intelligence A DANISH man who joined Daesh in Syria and was jailed for eight years after being described as ‘Spain’s most dangerous terrorist’” was allegedly working for Danish intelligence services. Ahmed Samsam, aged 30, who made several trips to Syria to join the terror organisation, did so with the approval and under the direction of Denmark’s Police Intelligence Service and Defence Intelligence Service, according to Danish newspaper Berlingske. The paper says several inside sources have confirmed that Samsam was recruited by intelligence in December 2012 and

was then sent to Syria in February 2013. He remained in the ‘employ’ of Danish intelligence, receiving military training, until late 2015, receiving up to 20,000 Kroner (€2,675) a month. Spain’s Guardia Civil arrested Samsam in Malaga in June 2017, on his return from long stays in Syria. “He is a very dangerous person who is clearly integrated into the Islamic State (Daesh),” one of them declared during the trial at the National Court in June 2018. Surprisingly at the time, the Danish judiciary did not request his extradition. Although he had not committed any crime on Spanish territory, Samsam was sentenced in 2018 to eight years in prison by the Audiencia Nacional for belonging to Daesh, something he denied during the trial.

NO TAX: Suggestions for an extra charge on cruise passengers and hotel stays have been quashed.

No to tourism tax M AY O R o f M a l a g a Francisco De la To r r e h a s q u a s h e d suggestions for a tourist tax on hotels and cruise liners. Speaking before a meeting of the Tourism Forum in the Costa del Sol capital

he s a id tha t the re is no “clear” consensus for such a move and as such it “is not in the priorities of the governing team.” This statement comes in response to the councillor for To u r i s m , Rosa Sanchez, who recently

said that the council was considering a daily tax on tourists’ stays in the city. B u t D e l a To r r e h a s said that any such plan has now been “parked.” He said: “Meetings are always good, we must exchange views, but it is an issue that the sector does not see clearly and we do not want to move forward without a clear consensus. “It is an issue on which we can turn the page, leave it as closed.” He added that while all issues are open to be reopened, in the case of a tourism tax “right now, I

insist, there is no clear consensus and there is no will on our part to move forward on this issue.” Nicolás Sguiglia, from the Adelante Malaga pol i t i c a l p a r t y, i s t h e o n e who brought a proposal for a tourist tax. According to his studies, based on data from other cities that already apply such a tax, Malaga Council could collect up to €4 million a year via a daily charge on hotel rooms and cruise passengers, which he said could be spent on tourism infrastructure, security and cleaning services.


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Busier than ever MALAGA-COSTA DEL SOL Airport handled just under 20 million passengers in 2019 making it the busiest year ever. A growth of 4.4 per cent in travellers led to it dealing with 19,856,299, passengers, both international and domestic. This means that the airport celebrated its centenary in style. The year was marked by sever-

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RECORD YEAR: Malaga-Costa del Sol airport handled nearly 20 million passengers.

al milestones, such as over 400 million passengers served since its inauguration in September 1919, and the first September in which the number of passengers exceeded two million, in addition to the record for baggage handled. Operations were also at historic levels, with the volume of landings and take-offs totalling 144,920, 2.5 per cent more than

the previous year. The vast majority of travellers recorded during 2019 travelled on commercial flights, totalling 19,798,215. Of these, 16,851,281 opted for connections with origin or destination in a foreign city, representing an increase of 4 per cent over the previous year. The dynamism of the foreign segment was helped by a 2.1 per cent growth in international op-

erations, which amounted to 111,776. The remaining 2,946,934 passengers travelled within Spain’s borders, which consolidated the strength of the domestic market. In fact, the number of passengers flying to Spanish cities in 2019 rose by 7.5 per cent compared to 2018. A similar progression followed with the volume of movements between Malaga and

other Spanish airports, which rose to 28,795 operations, 6.8 per cent more than last year. By destination, the United Kingdom maintained its leadership in 2019, with 5,856,480 passengers (+2.2 per cent), followed by the domestic market, Germany (1,585,012 passengers), France (1,207,230), the Netherlands (1,124,480) and Ireland (892,290).

CRUMBS: Juan Manuel Moreno with his very pricey bread.

That’s a lot of bread... THE most expensive bread in the world, baked by a baker from Malaga, is made with gold, silver and flowers and costs a whopping €1,380 a loaf. Master baker Juan Manuel Moreno has presented two of the 400-gramme loaves at the Madrid Fusión, expo. Each one contains one gramme of edible gold and silver in powder and flake form and 20 grammes of edible flowers. Moreno wanted to make two versions of the most expensive bread in the world by varying ingredients in each of the loaves to launch a message through each recipe. Thus, the first bread, which weighs in at 400 grammes, does not stint on expensive ingredients. As well as precious

metals it includes rock salt extracted by hand so as to avoid environmentally damaging explosives. He also claims to have included 20 grammes of ‘thoughts’ to encourage consumers to be more aware of the food they eat. His second loaf, made with rye flour, also has quinoa and chia and is dedicated to artisan baking. Moreno calls it “the mourning of industrial bread.” Both breads have been manually ‘tattooed’ with floral motifs. This master of bread, considered one of the 80 best bakers in Spain, runs the Pan Piña bakery in the town of Algatocín in Malaga and has among its customers Arab sheiks and Russian and Chinese magnates.


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SPAIN’S COALITION GOVERNMENT IN PLACE New administration promises dialogue and unity SPAIN’S first coalition government since 1935, and the first since the first democratic elections of 1977, was officially sworn in on Monday. The new alliance formed by the centre-left Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE), and the far-left Unidas Podemos comes into power following inconclusive general elections in April and November. Prime Minister and PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez narrowly won approval to take office last week, with 167 votes in favour and 165 against, and 18 abstentions, including the ERC pro-Catalan independence party. Sanchez said the country had grown tired of political deadlock, quarrels and divisions. He promised the government “will be informed by different ideas, but will walk in a single direction,” and pledged it “will serve all Spain, prioritising ‘dialogue’ and ‘unity’.” The Prime Minister identified several main areas of work for his “progressive” administration. These include “financing economic growth and creating quality employment” and “social justice.” Interestingly all the economy-related cabinet posts remain in PSOE hands. Specific plans to raise income tax for those earning in excess of €130,000 a year have met with approval in a recent survey in national daily, El Pais. S o t o o h a v e S a n c h e z ’s p r o p o s e d r e v e r s a l o f labour-market reforms, introduced by the previous conservative Partido Popular, to make it easier and less costly to sack employees. The CEOE (Confederation of Spanish Business Organisations) and the CEPYME (Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Business) voiced disapproval of the planned reforms during the election campaign, but have since issued a joint communique promising “total collaboration with the new government to achieve the best for our country.” Sanchez has pledged to boost the minimum wage, limit rent increases and provide Education with a bigger budget allocation. He has also promised to abolish the co-payment for doctors’ prescriptions introduced by his predecessor in 2012 and a return to free, comprehensive healthcare. Last summer, Brussels recommended that Spain’s public spending in 2020 should not exceed 0.9 per cent and expressed concerns that the country “was moving away from the adjustment path.” While relieved that Spain now has a stable government, Brussels is watching even more closely to see how Sanchez can keep election pledges while balancing the country’s books. “Territorial understanding” is another top issue for his government, the Prime Minister said, underlining the importance of talks with Catalan separatists. Further crucial areas according to Sanchez are what he referred to as the “demographic challenge,” the digital transformation of the economy and full gender equality. The new 22-member cabinet posts are in fact divided equally between men and women. There are four deputy prime ministers, three of whom are PSOE. The fourth is Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, who takes on the portfolio for social rights and Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.

CABINET Pedro Sanchez (PSOE): Prime Minister.

Carmen Calvo (PSOE): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Government Chambers and Democratic Memory.

Pablo Iglesias (Unidas Podemos): Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030.

Nadia Calviño (PSOE): Third Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.

Teresa Ribera: (PSOE): Fourth Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.

Arancha Gonzalez Laya (PSOE): Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

Juan Carlos Campo (PSOE): Justice Minister.

Margarita Robles (PSOE): Defence Minister.

Maria Jesus Montero (PSOE): Treasury Minister and Government Spokesperson.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska (PSOE): Interior Minister.

Jose Luis Abalos (PSOE): Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.

Isabel Celaa (PSOE): Minister of Education and Professional Training.

Yolanda Diaz (Unidas Podemos): Minister of Employment and Social Economy.

Reyes Maroto (PSOE): Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

Luis Planas (PSOE): Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Carolina Darias (PSOE): Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes (PSOE): Minister of Culture and Sport.

Salvador Illa (PSOE): Health Minister.

Pedro Duque (PSOE): Minister of Science and Innovation.

Irene Montero (Unidas Podemos): Equality Minister.

Alberto Garzon (Unidas Podemos): Consumer Minister.

Jose Luis Escriva: Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.

Manuel Castells Unidas (Podemos): Universities Minister.


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BALANCE: More people arrived in Spain than moved away.

Record numbers SPAIN’S population has topped 47 million for the first time thanks to immigration. The latest National Institute of Statistics figures on inhabitant numbers and migration show the national population went up by 163,336 between the beginning of January and the end of June last year, putting the total at 47,100,396. This represented an increase of 0.8 per cent on the first six months of 2018. The arrival of 209,097 more people to the country than those who left in the first half of 2019 made up for the fact the death rate exceeded the number of births by 45,002. Nationally, there were 348,625 new Spanish and foreign residents, 21.8 per cent up on the previous year. At the same time only 139,528 moved elsewhere, a 17.5 per

cent drop on 2018. Nearly all of those who moved away from Spain were foreigners (98.4 per cent). By the middle of 2019 there were 5.02 million non-Spaniards living in Spain, representing 10.7 per cent of the population. This is the highest proportion since the end of 2012. By nationality, Colombians were the largest group entering Spain over the six-month period (27,920), followed by Venezuelans (24,238) and Moroccans (20,627). Both the Ecuadorian and Romanian communities in Spain got smaller between January and June by 1.2 and 0.1 per cent respectively. Just under 40 per cent of the Spaniards who arrived in Spain were citizens returning to the country. The majority of the rest were individuals with Spanish nationality who were born in another country, coming mainly

from Venezuela (6,487), the UK (2,883) and Ecuador (2,853). Of the 139,528 immigrants who left Spain, Romanians accounted for the biggest group (16,525), followed by Moroccans (9,396). In all 6,049 British citizens moved away. The UK was the main destinations for the Spaniards who left the country (8,310), followed by France (4,235), and Germany (3,258). Cataluña was the most popular destination region for new immigrants. Madrid was second, and at some distance Valencia was third. A further National Institute of Statistics finding was that the average age of the population is now 44, four years more than in 2010 and a long way from the average of 30 in 1975. In all 19.4 per cent of Spain’s population is aged over 65 and 6.1 per cent are 80 or older.

Infanta dies in Madrid THE Infanta Pilar de Borbón, Duchess of Badajoz, died on Wednesday in Madrid at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid. The elder sister of the King Emeritus Juan Carlos and aunt of King Felipe VI, was admitted on January 5, coinciding with the monarch’s birthday. Although details of her condition weren’t confirmed, she had been receiving treatment for cancer for several months. Maria del Pilar de Borbon was born on July 30, 1936 in Cannes, France, the first child of Juan, Count of Barcelona and his wife, Maria de las Mercedes. She lived most of her early years in exile from Spain - her grandfather, King Alfonso XIII, had been forced to flee with his family before she was born. She married Luis Gomez-Acebo in May 1967, renouncing all her rights to the then still defunct Spanish throne to do so. They had five children together. Her brother succeeded as King Juan Carlos in November 1975, on the death of the Fascist dictator Francisco Franco and later made her an Infanta with the title of HRH. The last time she appeared in public was last November, at the opening of the New Future charity bazaar in Madrid.


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Bentley look for talent UK luxury car manufacturer Bentley is looking for talent at the University of Malaga. It was selecting students of design, engineering, economics, marketing, ADE, and public relations at an event at the University of Malaga earlier this week. The question ‘Do you want to be part of Bentley Motors’ has been launched on social networks as the company looks for talent in Malaga. In social media messages it says: “We are looking for university and vocational training students in design, engineering, economics, marketing, ADE, and public relations.” However, Bentley Motors has not specified the number of people they plan to select at the UMA. Bentley is a luxury car factory founded in England on January 18, 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley. At the beginning it manufactured aeronautical rotation pistols during the First World War, however, under the Great Depression of 1929 it went bankrupt and was later acquired by the Rolls-Royce company. Since 1998 it has belonged to the Volkswagen Group.

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Gay couple suffer homophobic aggression in LGBTQ hotspot A GAY couple on holiday in Spain suffered a savage attacked in a Spanish LGBTQ hotspot. The aggression took place during the early hours of Sunday morning in Torremolinos. The Andalucian Observatory against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, together with Colleague Torremolinos, has denounced the ‘terrible homophobic aggression’ suffered by the middleaged French gay couple. The Frenchmen, from Perpignan, were jumped upon by four youths who had been hiding in the area of Cuesta del Tajo in Torremolinos. The assault saw the men receive repeated blows to their bodies while the attackers hurled homophobic insults, including: ‘you faggots get out, we are going to throw you all out of here.’ Both men required hospital attendance to treate their injuries. One of the assaulted is a doctor and is not sure he can continue to practice after the injuries received. Santiago Rubio, president of Colega-Torremolinos has expressed his

POLICE: Have been informed of the attack and a report is expected to be filed next week. concern over the attack highlighting that it was clearly an attack because of their sexual orientation as they were not robbed or asked for anything. For her part, Natalia Ronco, director of the Andalucian Observatory against Lgtbiphobia, its director, has expressed worry over the incident, appalled such a senseless homophobic attack took place. “People are insulted, harassed and attacked for the simple fact of being, existing

Senseless attack: “People are insulted, harassed and attacked for the simple fact of being, existing and loving."

and loving” she said. She has called for more security in the streets and encouraged those who have been attacked to come forward and report it. Police have been informed of the attack and the victims are expected to

return to the border to file a report next week. Of all the towns on the Costa del Sol - Torremolinos is the most renowned for its variety of gay bars and clubs, famed for being a LGBTfriendly destination. A local resident, Fernando shared his opinion with Euro Weekly News “Years ago Torremolinos stood out for freedom... for diversity... because many foreign people lived there... it’s a shame to see this respect lost.”


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Spanish Life Sponsored by Golden Leaves For more information about the sponsors go to www.goldenleavesinternational.com COSTLY: Public transport in Malaga obliges parents to pay full price for children.

Cough up, kids PUBLIC transport in Malaga has come under fire for requiring children to pay for a standard ticket as soon as they turn three. From that age upwards, the only other o p t i o n f o r p a re n t s i s t o o p t f o r the student or family cards. Malaga’s Transport Company (EMT) offers a wide variety of discounts for different groups. Students, pensioners and unemployed or disabled people are guaranteed an average discount of 40 per cent.

However, parents are left with very few options for their young children. The student card offers unlimited trips for €27 per mo n th a nd the fa mily ‘pa c k’ offe rs tw o cards for €290 each for the whole year, both costly choices. Other Spanish cities are leading by example, as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca offer free transport for registered children under 16. In Madrid, children up to seven years old can travel for free, while in Sevilla and Valencia the age limit goes up to 12.

CUDECA CUP: The gold tournament raised more than €11,000 for the hospice.

La Cala Golf visits Cudeca to present the funds raised LA CALA RESORT raised €11,299 at its ‘Cudeca Cup’ Golf Tournament in aid of Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice. On the 26th edition of the traditional Cudeca tournament celebrated on June 1, the funds raised exceeded the €11,000. This means a significant financial injection for Cudeca Hospice dedicated to offer professional medical care to patients suffering from cancer and other advanced illnesses. A total of 65 players attended the Europa Golf Course, very

well-known for its wide streets and for its exceptional bridges in order to cross the Ojén River along its path, as well as tunnels to get around with the buggy. The tournament winner in the male category was Antonio María García Sánchez and the winner in the female category was Monique Peters. Once the competition had finished, around 100 diners joined together to enjoy an exquisite lunch offered at The Club House to support Cudeca Hospice. The day finished with the celebra-

tion of an interesting auction with numerous prizes offered by local and national golf courses where the attendees could bid for the items within a relaxed atmosphere, thus increasing the economic value raised for Cudeca and its special kind of caring. Cudeca Hospice would like to thank La Cala Resort for its significant support which helps them to continue offering its care totally free of charge as well as to all the players who have participated.

Changing your UK driving licence for a Spanish one IN the event that Brexit occurs on or before January 31, then those considered residents in Spain will need to have taken action with regards to their UK driving licences. There is something of a double edged sword in as much as if you have been living and working here for some time, you will be considered a resident even if you haven’t registered with your local council. In order to swap your British driving licence for a Spanish one without taking a test, you have to show that you are registered officially as a resident. Some DGT offices require that you make an appointment and others will accept people just turning up if they are not busy. You need to check in advance to see whether you need to take a medical or not as in some cases they are being requested although in other centres they are not required. Yo u n e e d t o t a k e w i t h y o u your current licence (card only), two photographs (which are smaller than UK passport size), y o u r N I E n u m b e r, y o u r e m padronamiento and residency papers and a copy of your passport. Yo u w i l l t h e n c o m p l e t e a form that is available at the centre and as many don’t accept cash, take a credit or debit card to pay the €28.30 exchange fee. A t t h i s s t a g e y o u d o n ’t n o r -

mally have to surrender your UK licence, but you will receive a copy of the document you completed showing that you have made the application and have paid the fee which you can show to the police if stopped. It takes about a month for the new Spanish licence to be ready and it is then that you will have to surrender your British licence. In theory, there is supposed to be a nine-month grace period following Brexit during which time you can continue to use a British photo licence whilst driving in Spain, but by the time that Brexit occurs, the regulation may have changed. Equally, if you don’t want to commit at this time, it should be possible to obtain an international driving licence valid for Spain from the DVLC in the UK but as a resident, that would only be good for six months. Failing all of this, if you don’t make the exchange before Brexit then you will eventually have to take a Spanish driving test including the written section. Should you return to the UK for a short period of time, it is perfectly acceptable to drive with a Spanish licence or if you r e t u r n p e r m a n e n t l y, t h e n y o u can exchange for a British licence without taking another test (but a wise precaution would be to keep a copy of the surrendered UK licence).

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OFFICER HIT BY FLARE: Uniform proved its function.

Flare attack AN officer of the Prevention and Reaction Unit (UPR) of the National Police was hit last Saturday by the fire of a flare during the Copa del Rey match at the Municipal Stadium of Marbella FC who were playing against Real Valladolid. It was reported by the Unified Police Union (SUP), which questions the suitability of the garments used by the police officers assigned to this unit, that the flame pierced his jacket and burned his self-defence baton.

The officer was hit by the flare just before the start of the game when a group of fans threw several at the gates of the stadium towards the bus of rival fans. As a result of the incident, the union claims that the uniformity of the UPR officers fits the functions they perform. This unit assumes among its tasks activities developed by the Police Intervention Units (IPU) in regard to prevention and restoration of public order.

LOSES FIGHT: The young boy is now resting after a ‘constant and continuous struggle.’ CRISTIAN RUIZ, the sevenyear-old Spanish boy from Malaga City, who was fighting a serious brain tumour, d i e d a t 3 a m o n Tu e s d a y, January 14. The doctors had given him six months to live, the same time his battle with the illness lasted. “He has lost the battle after six months of constant fighting,” Fali Arjona, the family spokesperson said in a heartbreaking statement. Visibly moved, the spokesman of C r i s t i a n ’s f a m i l y l a m e n t e d t h e death ‘after so much struggle.’ “We thought he wanted to live because

MARENOSTRUM Fuengirola is the perfect location for this year’s Festival Yoga Castillo two-day gathering where you can meet, connect, share and enjoy a healthy, conscious and balanced lifestyle on the shores of the sea and tucked away by the castle. The free festival has been created with the idea of helping people to learn more about the world of Yoga. There will be meditation workshops, sound trips, conferences, mindfulness, dance, fire shows, juggling and music.

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he fought so hard, but in the end he lost the battle,” Fali said. The parents of the child want their son’s case to be used by the g o v e r n m e n t t o a l l o c a t e a l a rg e r b u d g e t t o c a n c e r r e s e a r c h . “ We wanted people to be aware and for Cristian to serve as an icon for more research,” he said. The boy underwent 13 sessions of conventional radiotherapy, “very aggressive for a child,” added Arjona. The child’s family had opened an Instagram account in order to explain and share with others the whole process they are going

through after learning about the illness the child was suffering from. According to Malaga Hoy, the parents had planned to travel to the Netherlands in the promise of an experimental drug ‘which unfortunately did not arrive.’ “We want to save his life, give him a chance,” Arjona said, adding that Cristian is now resting after a “constant and continuous struggle” that will serve as an example to other patients in his same situation. This Thursday, he will be buried in the cemetery of Parcemasa in Malaga at 11.30. “Our little warrior is already in heaven.”


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Benalmádena NEWS Adventure in Paradise MODERN CASA THE tourism team f ro m B e n a l m a d e n a will be attending Spain’s major tourist exhibition, Fitur which takes place in Madrid from January 22 to 26. The council has invested in producing a new video entitled ‘Adventure in Paradise’ and Mayor Victor Navas alongside director Enrique García, and the actors Héctor Meres, Claudia González and Víctor Castilla revealed a teaser from the video prior to its launch at Fitur. It references the James Bond 007 movies but set in a number of the most emblematic sites in the town and it is hoped with its pro-

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TOURISM TEASER: The team behind the new video.

fessional presentation and specially composed song also in the Bond style, performed by Claudia DeFranc that it will not only become a very popular watch online, but will attract new visitors to Benalmadena.

All involved are proud of what has been achieved over a three-day shoot, however the proof of the success will not be seen until the summer tourist season gets into swing although the delights of the town will be promoted heavily.

MAYOR of Benalmadena, Víctor Navas, announced on Tuesday the start of the remodelling and improvement of the auditorium of the Casa de la Cultura, Arroyo de la Miel, which has a budget of €715,000 and a five-month execution period. In a press conference he attended accompanied by the councillor for Culture, Elena Galán, and the councillor for Operational Services, Salvador Rodríguez, he explained that they decided to “take the draft of the project and the works themselves in a single tender, which has allowed us to expedite certain procedures. “This project will involve expanding and modernising the entire auditorium, as

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PROJECT BUDGET OF €715,000: Expanding and modernising the entire auditorium. well as installing an air conditioning system throughout the Casa de la Cultura, and improving some spaces such as the first floor meeting room,” said Navas, and added, “When it comes to

the remodelling of an emblematic building like the Casa de la Cultura, nobody should think of changing its appearance, so we have opted to conserve its external structural space.”

First inclusive children’s playground HAVING invested €260,000 in the creation of a number of children’s parks around Benalmadena, Mayor Víctor Navas and Councillor Joaquín Villazón visited the new park at Plaza de la Mezquita to view the work done. There had been some confusion of the cost of this particular children’s area which is referred to as a 100 per cent inclusive park as in the initial release, it was wrongly sug-

Credit: Ayuntamiento de Benalmadena

Mayor Navas with Councillor Villazón. gested that the park cost the full €260,000. In actual fact the money spent included a new park in

the Plaza Adolfo Suárez de Pueblosol and a special inclusive swing installed at the Idaira Park in Arroyo de la Miel. The council made a commitment to create a play area for all local children, bearing in mind that some are not completely mobile or able bodied and has now created what may be the first of a number of similar areas suitable for all children.

Aid for Alzheimer’s VICTOR NAVAS, mayor of Benalmadena and the deputy and spokesman of the government team of the Provincial Council, Juan Cassá, held a meeting on Monday to address possible lines of collaboration to promote projects dependent on both administrations. Navas has thanked Cassá for the arrival of unconditional funds, an important part of the funding that the Diputación provides to the council. The mayor highlighted the need and importance of an investment to support the

work of the Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias of Benalmadena “who have been trying for a while to start a centre in Benalmadena of integral attention, for whose construction the council already gave them a municipal plot valued at more than €700,000, a collective that now needs the necessar y investment to start building said centre and finally being able to move from its current premises, which many years ago waw insufficient to meet the volume of attention required by its users.”


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Fuengirola

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NEWS

A hilarious comic play NOISES OFF was written by English playwright Michael Frayn in 1982 and is widely heralded as the funniest play ever written for theatre which is why it was chosen to be performed at Salon Varietes Fuengirola from January 21 to 26. The idea came when Frayn was watching from the wings a performance of The Two of Us, a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave and he later said, “It was funnier from behind than in front and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.” This hilarious comedy play is a behindthe-scenes look at a chaotic stage production populated with frenetic and unstable actors, a volatile director, and an overworked and overly emotional stage crew! Act One is set at the technical rehearsal at the (fictional) Grand Theatre in Weston-super-Mare; It is midnight, the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Act Two shows a Wednesday matinée performance one month later, this time at the (also fictional) Theatre Royal in Ashton-under-Lyne. In this act, the play is

HILARIOUS COMEDY: Noises Off has played worldwide. seen from backstage, providing a view that emphasises the deteriorating relationships between the cast. In Act Three, you see a performance near the end of the 10-week run, at the (again fictional) Municipal Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees. Relationships between the cast have soured considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on

the floor and in the way. Chaos reigns, but the actors do their best to keep things moving and the audience is guaranteed a great night out. To book, visit the website www.salon varietestheatre.com, telephone the box office on 952 474 542 between 11am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday or arrive one hour before the show to make sure of your ticket.

So animal friendly

FUENGIROLA: Mayor Ana Mula (in jacket) inspects one of the dog parks. JUST one month after Fuengirola was named as a municipality that is a friend to animals, it has been recognised again, this time by Travelguau, a travel agent that specialises in holidays for people with pets. Ranked as the fourth most friendly holiday destination in Spain for those with animals, it is the only town in Andalucia to be placed in the top group by the agency. One of the high spots of its participation at the Fitur tourism fair which takes place in Madrid from January 22 to 26 will be the presentation of this award by Travelguau.

Fuengirola is proud of its achievement and looks back to its efforts to make the town so pet friendly which included allowing animals on public transport with their owners since 2014, the introduction of four special pet areas in parks and the introduction of the first dog beach, with a second expected this summer. With 15,000 pets officially registered in the municipality, ‘pet power’ is an important influencer and there are a further two dog parks planned, plus other ideas to make life for owners and their pets happier are being considered.

Fire Prevention Week THE 14th Fire Prevention Week is underway now in Fuengirola running until Sunday, January 19 and includes talks in schools and an open day at the fire station on Saturday January 18 from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm. Then on Sunday firefighters will demonstrate how they work and chat to visitors about the danger of fire from 10am to 8pm in the Plaza de España. This annual initiative is organised by the MAPFRE Foundation and the Professional Association of Firefighters in collaboration with Fuengirola Council. The objective is to teach families how to prevent a fire and protection in the event of a fire in the home.


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La Cala - Mijas NEWS

THE Mijas Inter national Rotary Club delivered bags of food to 30 homeless people in Mijas and Fuengirola last week. Each bag contained basic products, such as bread, ham, cheese, biscuits, chocolate, fruit, juices etc and recipients were also given other items, such as, sleeping bags, woollen socks knitted by members of the Rotary Club, underwear, gloves and boots, depending on each person’s needs. This project to help the homeless is not only for Christmas with the distribution of the food bags and clothing as during the year, the club organises dental

Credit: Mijas International Rotary Club

Rotarians help to feed the homeless

ROTARY MEMBERS: Show the food collected for distribution. treatment for them. In fact, when the food bags were delivered in January 2019 some of the homeless

said they had no teeth and couldn’t eat the food being offered so members of the club decided to contact dentists and

dental technicians in order to arrange for some of them to receive false teeth. The Rotary Club will continue this work during 2020 and would like to hear from dentists and dental technicians who would like to become involved. The club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Da Bruno restaurant on the Fuengirola-Mijas road, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm so if anyone would like to become involved in this, or similar projects, they are invited to attend one of the meetings. Find out more in https://www.facebook.com/ RotaryMijasInternational.

Phishing for cash AFTER receiving complaints from 11 individuals around Spain that they had lost money from their bank accounts, officers from the National Police undertook an investigation. They discovered that all of those complaining had received a text message to their mobile phones which appeared to have come from their banks with a web link which they were asked to activate. In fact it was a false link and all of the information that they entered was then used by the scammer to produce fake bank cards which were used to withdraw funds from cash ma-

chines situated in the western part of Malaga City. When officers traced the text messages, they discovered that they had been sent by a 32-year-old male who lived in Mijas and after identifying his address, officers arrested him for phishing and defrauding cash from his victims. Officers estimate that the value of his illegal activities amounted to some €10,000 and when they entered his residence, they seized €6,200 in cash, six mobile phones and a laptop as well as a crash helmet which he may have used to hide his identity.

Free Flamenco FROM now and for the immediate future, subject to the weather, there will be a free Flamenco Show at noon every Wednesday at the Virgin de la Peña Square in Mijas Pueblo. Car parking nearby costs just €1.


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Marbella New help for the homeless THE Marbella Council has announced that it intends to reopen the Immediate Care Centre for homeless people in San Pedro Alcantara and it will be managed by the Red Cross. The centre in Calle Fantasia was closed four years ago but according to the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz there is a renewed need for a range of services in the town in order to help homeless people and it should be operational by February. Until now, the main area of assistance for those in need of showers, laundry HELPING OUT: The mayor visited the new centre. and breakfast has been in the premises of the HIV/AIDS charity Concordia which has been helping those with the infection and without, plus offering tests and advice. Now the council is committing a total of €450,000 to the Red Cross to manage this centre and another in Marbella and it will offer clients the option to undertake laundry, have showers and food, as well as psychological attention or somewhere just to sit and rest during the day.

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Who dares swims

RAISING FUNDS: Those taking part will meet on the beach.

THIS imaginatively named sponsored event has been organised by Marbella-based charity Collective Calling and will take place at the San Pedro Beach on Sunday Januar y 26. Funds raised will be used to support and help rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate street children in Kasulu, Tanzania. The event starts at 12 noon and expect to see a selection of swimmers including the Iron men and women of Marbella braving the cold sea alongside the Estepona police force, swimwear designer Virginia Macari, philanthropists Martin and Veronika Tye, a number of Marbella’s top models, fitness and sports stars and many more. The main swimmers will aim to travel 100 metres from the beach, although anyone can take part to help raise funds

via sponsorship and swim whatever length is comfortable for them. Once the swim has finished the fun continues for spectators and competitors enjoying various stalls sponsored by a number of local eateries including Super Be Juicery, Celicioso, Pan y Mermelada and La Sala Banus. There will be live music, DJ Fraser will be playing some tunes to get the party going and Euro Weekly News contributor Nicole King from Marbella Now TV will be there filming the event whilst Only the Few productions will be recording and producing a video of the day and Helicopteros Sanitarios will be there also on standby in case of any problems. All are welcome to cheer on the swimmers and to find out more about the charity and what it does in Africa and Spain visit: http://collectivecalling.org.

Silver chalices recovered THREE people have been arrested after a priest at the Iglesias Santo Cristo in Marbella informed the National Police of the theft of three silver chalices worth €1,500. In addition, four hams were stolen from an adjacent food store operated by Caritas at the same time. Officers were on the look-

out for these important religious items and quickly found them in a secondhand shop. Having discovered who had sold the items, they quickly arrested them and on searching the car believed to have been used to transport the items, they found the hams in the boot. The three arrested includ-

ed a 35-year-old Spaniard who is believed to have actually carried out the theft and his two accomplices, one Spanish and the other Colombian who allegedly assisted in the transport and sale of the items. Also confiscated was €780 in cash, a passport not belonging to any of the men and a mobile phone.


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Gibraltar NEWS

Gibraltar denies lack of cooperation with Spain THE Gibraltar Government has taken exception to statements made by former head of the Guardia Civil in the Campo de Gibraltar, Commander Jesus Nuñez in a radio interview following his detachment on promotion to Cadiz. In this interview, he implied that whilst there was a good relationship between the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) and the Guardia Civil, authorities on the Rock could do more to tackle the problem of tobacco smuggling. According to a statement from the Government, the latter part of the statement is “factually incorrect and totally unfair.” It says that Gibraltar is voluntarily and without obligation, applying the Memorandum on Tobacco (MOT) agreed under the Gibraltar Protocol to the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement. And the MOT reduces the

Credit: HM Customs Gibraltar

by John Smith

SMUGGLED: Just some of the tens of thousands of cigarettes seized by Gibraltar Customs. price difference between the product on both sides of the frontier in order to make it less attractive to become

involved in smuggling. In addition, Gibraltar contends that more actions, arrests and opera-

Letters to congratulate Spain THE Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, has sent letters of congratulation to both Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias as they formed a new Spanish Government. I n h i s l e t t e r, M r P i c a r d o r e f e r s t o t h e t w o m e n ’s shared desire to look beyond ‘the eternal issue’ of sovereignty and he extended the hand of friendship on behalf of the people of Gibraltar. The tripartite talks involving Britain, Gibraltar and Spain due to take place in Madrid have been postponed.

tions are carried out in Gibraltar by HM Customs against those who want to avoid the strict rules on tobacco trade in Gibraltar, than are carried out in Spain. Local rules to restrict the trade in tobacco are more severe than in Spain and have been tightened even further in the past years and Gibraltar’s tobacco control laws are amongst the toughest in the world, whilst the rules on the illicit trade on tobacco have been made less strict in Spain over the past few years. The Government has allocated significant amounts of money to Customs to ensure that they have the most up to date equipment including fast boats (which are illegal to own by individuals residing on the Rock). Only last week, one Customs officer undertaking action against tobacco smugglers was injured in a car chase and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo commented “Gibraltar would like to see Spain make its anti-smuggling penalties and rules tougher and not more relaxed.”

Good behaviour rewards AS a special treat, 12 young people embarked on a five-day residential trip to London accompanied by four youth and community workers from the Gibraltar Youth Ser vice at the start of the New Year. It was the culmination of months of hard work by the young people who were selected based on their good behaviour and positive participation during youth club sessions over a long period of time These 12 in particular showed creativity, commitment and an unmatched enthusiasm throughout the duration of the project. During the initial period the group met weekly for team building activities, planning of the trip and the organising of community based initiatives with a view to the group acknowledging the value of giving back to their community. They participated in Clean up the World, organised community events and helped to prepare and deliver winter food hampers to the community in December.

First patients to use the cars.

Ready to drive to the theatre GIBRLATAR-based Gedime Motors have presented two child-sized cars to Rainbow Ward at St Bernard’s Hospital on the Rock so that young patients can drive themselves to theatre - a more fun experience than a trip on a hospital trolley. The photograph shows Louis Posso from Gedime Motors, the Minister for Health, the Hon Paul Balban and two young patients ready to drive.


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BELGIUM

Bad buy

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THE Belgian Army spent €69.9 million 10 years ago on purchasing 18 Piranha anti­tank vehi­ cles but it wasn’t until May 2017 that they pur­ chased any armour piercing shells which don’t work, so after two years of testing they have given up.

BDSM boffins SCIENTISTS from Antwerp University spent part of last year visiting a Bondage Club to watch a selection of sexual activities and then take blood samples in order to try to test the hor­

ARMY TANKS: Shells no longer in use. mones of the stress and pleasure systems of those involved.

GERMANY

Scratched out

Flat out

A MAN aged 26 has been arrested in Bavaria and charged with scratching the paintwork of 642 different vehicles causing damage estimated at €930,000. Police even set up a special unit charged with the job of catching the vandal.

A LEIPZIG street artist and acrobat has been given a six­month suspended sentence af­ ter pleading guilty to tripping a running po­ lice officer over during a riot on New Year’s Eve. He apologised saying he wasn’t anti police, just drunk.

DENMARK

FRANCE

Under fire

Je suis Charlie

DANISH military personnel were serving at an air base located in Al­Asad, Iraq, which was attacked by a missile strike apparently launched by Iranian troops. No­one was hurt, but the 130 troops have been temporarily evacuated to Kuwait.

FIVE years after the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, the latest issue remembered the attack and de­ nounced what it said was a new kind of politically correct censorship.

New discovery

Sarkozy trial

ARCHAEOLOGISTS from the Danish National Mu­ seum have helped Greek colleagues excavate an ancient city west of Athens which dates back more than 2,000 years and is believed to have been built by King Demetrios after sacking Sikyon in 303BC.

FORMER French President, Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial for corruption in a French court on Octo­ ber 5 this year. Although the late Jacques Chirac was also tried, Sarkozy is the first ex­president to be charged with corruption in office.

NETHERLANDS

Con artist

Arson attack

A COURT in Amsterdam has heard that a con­ man who posed as an agent renting properties managed to steal €110,000 from expatriates and foreign students because they didn’t un­ derstand the law or know how to complain.

A CONTROVERSIAL Islamic secondary school in Amsterdam which has been criticised for its teaching methods was the target of attempted arson after a brick was thrown through a win­ dow at night and flammable liquid was poured onto a chair.

FINLAND

NORWAY

Gang dissolves

Sick leave

AFTER being investigated by Finnish authorities, the United Brotherhood and affiliate Bad Union, believed to be most dangerous criminal organi­ sations in Finland, have announced that they in­ tend to cease all activities and disband.

THE 82­year­old King Harald V was admitted into hospital in the New Year complaining of dizziness after a viral infection. He is not seriously ill but has been put on two weeks sick leave and his duties will be undertaken by Crown Prince Haakon.

Blind justice

County mergers

A COURT in Helsinki has sentenced a couple to more than two years in prison for fraudulently obtaining social security benefits amounting to more than €100,000 from various organisations by claiming that both the husband and daughter were blind.

AFTER years of planning, Norway has introduced a series of county and municipal mergers which has seen the creation of a giant new county called Viken with 1.2 million people now surrounding Oslo and the reduction to 11 counties in all.


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Dizzying heights at port THE exciting project for a new tower building on Malaga port has suffered some last-minute changes. Originally, the tower - that will be home to a luxury hotel and a convention centre - was expected to reach the 135-metre mark. However, according to municipal sources, the height of the building will be reduced accordingly. The new height of the extravagant construction planned by the royal family of Qatar has not yet been determined, and the final design must be approved by the port’s authorities. The hotel, which originally was planned for 35 floors, is expected to be around the same height as other port elements including container cranes (112 metres) and large cruise ships (70 metres), thus reducing its visual impact. It is believed that the palatial hotel will generate almost 1,700 jobs in Malaga and offer

LAVISH: The tower will be home to a luxury hotel on the port.

around 352 luxury suites for tourists. As well as a convention centre and an area dedicated to a high-end shopping experience. Initially, the modification of

the architectural project was motivated by a technical issue. Sources close to the project explained the main reason for the change of height. Due to the fact the building will also house

underground parking, it requires a foundation similar to that in metro tunnels. To accomplish this, the foundations will have to descend 45 metres to anchor to the seabed.

NEWS

Homeless Man Arrested After Dog Attack SPANISH Police have arrested a 48 year-old man of Portuguese nationality in Malaga after an incident involving the man’s dog and a young tourist. The events took place just after midnight on New Year’s Day when a couple, together with their nine-year-old son, were walking along a main street in Malaga City when the young boy was attacked by a dog causing severe injuries to the boy’s leg and arm. According to reports from Malaga Hoy, the owner of the dog is a homeless man of Portuguese nationality and he has now been arrested for the incident. Allegedly, the man’s dog, though on a lead, wasn’t restrained by the owner and the lead itself was much longer than permitted. As reported by the local Spanish police, the boy had not approached the animal in any way and the animal, who was without a muzzle, attacked the boy unprovoked. Police officers patrolling the area arrived swiftly to the scene when alerted by the mother. The officers were able to verify that the minor had suffered significant injuries to one leg and his right arm. First aid was performed by health personnel in the area before the child was transferred to a hospital by ambulance.


FINANCE

Growing up

SUPERMARKET chain Mercadona continues to invest in refurbish­ ing many of its busiest stores and also expanding its online delivery service. Currently the bulk of delivered orders are sent out from individ­ ual stores, but in May 2018 it built the first of its dedicated warehouse operations (called hives) starting in Valencia and then expanding to Barcelona and now it is completing a new hive to serve Madrid. This is a long term investment which currently generates more than €2 million of sales each month and next targets are Ali­ cante and Sevilla.

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is the amount that Santander Bank lent to the Spanish agri-food sector in 2019, an increase of 17 per cent over 2018.

Change at the top ONE of the best­known names in the commercial aviation industry, Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) which owns Aer Lingus, Air Europa, BA, Iberia and Vueling is about to retire. Not yet 60, he has been at the head of BA and then IAG for 15 years which makes him one the longest serving CEOs in the FTSE 500 and during his time at the company has seen a growth in share value and the number of airlines it controls. Arguably, the days of BA leading the world’s airlines has disappeared,

By John Smith but the new organisation which was created after the merger with Iberia has seen it become a leaner and meaner operation competing at all levels of business. One problem however dominated the news last year which was the first ever BA pilot’s strike which saw a number of flights cancelled, causing fi­ nancial loss as well as damage to the airline’s reputation. There was a significant fine for BA of nearly €200 million for a customer

data breach and then there were is­ sues with a ‘technical problem’ which saw flights cancelled in November. The 2020 financial profit forecast is less than expected with Air Europe and Vueling in particular now expect­ ing fewer seats sold, so perhaps now was the time for a change at the top. The group’s chairman Antonio Vázquez will now be joined by an­ other Spaniard on the board as Luis Gallego, head of Iberia since 2014 will take over as chief executive when Mr Walsh steps down at the end of June.

Bonuses to be checked THE European Banking Authority (EBA) reacted strongly to the ma­ jor losses made by banks during the time of crisis and introduced a check mechanism on all execu­ tives who earn more than €1 mil­ lion a year introducing caps and delays on bonuses. There are a to­ tal of just under 5,000 bankers in Europe, the majority of them in the UK, who enter this category but just 250 in Spain, most of whom work for Santander. It is argued that the larger the bonus, the more temptation there is to take risks, but oversight re­ duces temptation.

LEGALLY SPEAKING Can he appeal tax bill? Article 18 of the 2013 Tax Treaty between Spain and the UK is difficult to follow. My Govern­ ment Pensions are taxable only in the UK. Other small pensions are taxed here in Spain. The first time I de­ clared my Government Pensions, my tax bill doubled. If the amount of the Civil Service pension is added to oth­ er income, thus moving you into a higher tax bracket, and the amount itself is then removed, technically the Civil Service pension is not double taxed. But if your in­ come tax bill rises significantly, then part of your in­ come is clearly taxed twice. I want to know to whom I can appeal to sort out this convoluted scam. J M (Costa Blanca) I like your t e r m ‘ c o n v o l u t e d YOU AND THE s c a m . ’ I t i s b o t h LAW IN SPAIN expressive and accurate. You can start with Spain’s Tax Agency but any serious appeal you plan will involve impugning a treaty between two sovereign nations and will re­ quire years to resolve, quite likely going to the Eu­ ropean Court of Justice before any final ruling. Spain has similar treaties with several countries, in­ cluding the Netherlands and Canada, so it will not be simple or inexpensive.

DAVID SEARL

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

BUSINESS EXTRA

Hefty fine THE Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has fined a Dixons Carphone subsidiary £500,000 (€550,000) after information about 14 million people including 5.6 million credit cards was hacked from point-of-sale computers.

Debt target HEAD of the Spanish Treasury Carlos San Basilio has announced that Spain’s targeted gross debt for 2020 is now estimated at €196.5 billion, a reduction of 6.2 per cent from the 2019 target, although the amount of money borrowed in 2020 will increase.

Safe as houses MEXICAN billionaire Carlos Slim continues to have confidence in the Spanish housing market as he has just purchased 3 per cent of the shares of house builder Quabit Inmobiliaria. This is his third recent foray into Spanish real estate companies.

Look after savers MANY people, especially those of an older genera­ tion leave money in a de­ posit account with their bank without realising that in the long term interest rates reduce and can be as

little as 0.1 per cent. The Financial Conduct Au­ thority (FCA) is now warning banks that this will have to change and that although they may still offer special one­year introductory rates,

they will need to set a single long­term interest rate for all easy access savings accounts. If you don’t move your money around to get the best interest, you could lose out.


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CHANGE(P) +29,00 -10,80 +2,30 +1,00 +0,83 -0,51 -50,80 +0,70 +22,00 -21,50 +1,00 +2,90 -2,00 -8,37 +3,37 +1,20 +8,42 +0,64 -3,00 -0,02 +33,00 +29,00 -4,93 +4,60 +19,00 +0,20 +6,76 -12,86 -0,80 +5,80 +21,00 +2,50 +4,33 +53,00 +8,00 +8,00 +28,00 +70,00 +17,57 -9,50 -0,60 +2,90 +4,32 -0,66 -13,57 +30,00 +12,00 -0,09 +39,00 +4,17

% CHG.

NET VOL

+0,99% -1,20% +1,09% +0,10% +0,27% -0,84% -0,66% +0,37% +2,06% -1,28% +0,53% +0,31% -0,03% -0,62% +0,26% +0,19% +0,31% +0,09% -0,20% -0,01% +0,55% +1,51% -1,08% +0,72% +0,42% +0,03% +0,30% -0,56% -0,14% +0,78% +0,64% +0,42% +0,50% +2,15% +0,43% +0,46% +0,99% +0,79% +1,24% -0,83% -0,09% +0,93% +2,18% -0,27% -1,43% +0,70% +1,27% -0,06% +0,84% +0,39%

58,94K 428,78K 469,20K 119,37K 1,11M 20,73M 4,94K 827,97K 56,40K 269,56K 92,49K 231,09K 21,16K 75,25K 77,97K 341,08K 229,09K 11,29K 102,42K 1,17M 75,66K 11,64K 35,85K 229,83K 172,37K 363,59K 461,69K 66,86K 212,50K 101,10K 11,92K 291,47K 46,40K 115,44K 138,09K 3,09K 12,68K 17,36K 402,20K 183,48K 22,19K 403,96K 3,31M 1,75M 37,31K 253,57K 272,90K 2,34M 24,00K 239,61K

0.85665

1.16618 Units per €

US dollar ..................................................1.1118 Japan yen...............................................122.107 Switzerland franc ...................................1.08194 Denmark kroner .....................................7.47300 Norway kroner........................................9.88239

currenciesdirect.com/marbella • Tel: +34 952 906 581 THE ABOVE TABLE USES THE CURRENT INTERBANK EXCHANGE RATES, WHICH AREN’T REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RATE WE OFFER

DOW JONES C LOSING P RICES J ANUARY 13

COMPANY 3M Alphabet C Amazon.com Apple Boeing Caterpillar Chevron Cisco Coca-Cola Exxon Mobil Facebook Goldman Sachs Home Depot IBM Intel J&J JPMorgan McDonald’s Merck&Co Microsoft Nike Pfizer Procter&Gamble Tesla United Technologies UnitedHealth Verizon Visa A Walmart Walt Disney

PRICE 180,47 1.429,73 1.883,16 310,33 329,92 146,13 116,44 47,13 55,53 69,14 218,06 242,11 224,22 136,69 58,94 145,06 136,07 207,27 89,53 161,34 100,90 39,49 123,97 478,15 151,86 295,13 58,99 193,77 116,38 144,62

CHANGE% CHANGE VOLUME(M) -0,73 -0,40% 2,10M +9,90 +0,70% 1,82M -17,89 -0,94% 2,86M +0,70 +0,23% 35,22M -6,42 -1,91% 7,17M -1,18 -0,80% 2,39M -1,07 -0,91% 6,40M -0,19 -0,40% 13,50M +0,19 +0,34% 13,04M -0,62 -0,89% 12,00M -0,24 -0,11% 12,13M -0,49 -0,20% 2,25M -0,97 -0,43% 4,23M -0,05 -0,04% 3,26M -0,36 -0,61% 15,20M -0,33 -0,23% 5,04M -1,37 -1,00% 10,19M -1,08 -0,52% 2,34M +0,15 +0,17% 5,67M -0,75 -0,46% 20,73M -0,58 -0,57% 5,14M +0,60 +1,54% 20,45M +0,12 +0,10% 3,93M -3,19 -0,66% 12,98M -1,79 -1,17% 2,90M +0,91 +0,31% 2,48M +0,14 +0,24% 11,79M +0,52 +0,27% 6,59M -0,98 -0,84% 6,06M -0,21 -0,15% 5,15M M - MILLION DOLLARS

NASDAQ C LOSING P RICES J ANUARY 13

COMPANY

CHANGE NET / %

VOLUME

+3.57% +2.45% +2.21% +23.39% +0.70% +0.65% +6.87% +6.45% +2.97% +24.69% +0.85%

680,178 251,279 1.28M 3.27M 1.82M 1.31M 820,048 22.57M 1.49M 11.72M 307,931

-1.98% -0.94% -40.34% -3.10% -2.32% -13.05% -2.30% -1.97% -3.27% -4.03% -7.71%

71,065 2.86M 19.90M 1.96M 238,530 1.32M 4.07M 4.72M 393,563 13.45M 238

Most Advanced MercadoLibre Inc. CoStar Group Inc. Intuitive Surgical Inc. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. Alphabet Inc. Cl C Alphabet Inc. Cl A Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR Beyond Meat Inc. Abiomed Inc. Nektar Therapeutics Equinix Inc.

Most Declined Broadcom Inc. 8% Pfd. Series A Amazon.com Inc. Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. Trade Desk Inc. Cl A MarketAxess Holdings Inc. Turning Point Therapeutics Inc. Broadcom Inc. Netflix Inc. WD-40 Co. Roku Inc. Cl A Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. ADR


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16 - 22 January 2020

New Pensions Ministry NOW that he has taken power of­ ficially, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has already shown that he has a strong will by ap­ pointing the equivalent of three deputy Prime Ministers (of which Pablo Iglesias is one) and control­ ling all of the ministerial portfo­ lios. Iglesias has a number of low spending ministries under his wing and the next few months will see whether he plans to fight for a greater say in government policy. A brand new ministry is being cre­ ated, which covers Social Security, In­

Credit: Casa de SM el Rey Twitter

By John Smith

NEW MINISTER: Escrivá, speaking at an economic forum.

Controlling property SAREB which was created to deal with the management of the toxic real estate properties following the Spanish banking crisis has been steadily disposing of assets and bad loans but still lost €878

million last year. It ran a public tender to find an additional company to manage a number of its rental properties and has revealed that Haya Real Estate, a subsidiary of Cerberus

has won a two-year renewable contract to manage 3,300 properties on its behalf. Of these, 1,800 are homes and the balance comprises commercial properties or garages.

clusion and Migration and this will be headed by José Luis Escrivá, currently president of the Independent Au­ thority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF). He has maintained a very indepen­ dent stance being first appointed un­ der the Partido Popular as it tried to introduce measures aimed at helping the economy recover and governing public accounts following the finan­ cial crisis of 10 years ago. He has also worked with the Mon­ etary Policy Division of the European Central Bank, the Bank for Interna­ tional Settlements, the Bank of Spain and BBVA so certainly looks like a po­ tential safe pair of hands. Previously Social Services came un­ der the Ministry of Labour but is now promoted to be a ministry in its own right which means that as part of a reshuffle the previous head Mag­ dalena Valerio will be replaced. This new ministry will have a par­ ticular role in the planning of pension reforms which AIReF argued were long overdue and it seems likely that retirement age will inevitably be in­ creased to bring it more in line with other European States.

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BUSINESS EXTRA High profit DESPITE the fact that it is the butt of media jokes, budget airline Ryanair seems to be doing something right as it now forecasts increased profits for its financial year of up to €1 billion, an increase of around 19 per cent.

Xmas cheer THE UK division of supermarket chain LIDL says it outperformed every rival in the four week run up to Christmas with sales up 11 per cent and footfall increasing accordingly. Aldi however says that it took £1 billion (€1.1 billion) in the same period.

Green fund SPANISH Banco Sabadell has launched a global equity fund Sabadell Economía Verde that will invest 75 per cent of its portfolio in companies related to the green economy including climate change, renewable energy, and water.


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16 - 22 January 2020

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT IF ever I wanted to be a fly, I would have happily surrendered any one of my half dozen legs to be on the wall­ paper of the young Sussexes’ abode over the last few weeks. Let’s just pretend we are all precariously perched on the flock, listening to the happy couple discussing their future together. ‘Meghan.’ ‘Well, that’s it Harry. I’ve just about had it up to here with all this royalty crap.’ ‘Yes dear.’ ‘Having to be nice to people I can’t stand and actually rub noses with disgusting smelly peasants I wouldn’t normally allow near me is just not my idea of touring at all.’ ‘No dear.’ ‘I can’t even pursue my career. I’m a star Harry, people want to see me act, not having to ad lib and ap­ pear in videos I don’t even get paid for.’ ‘No dear.’ ‘And as for your ghast­ ly Grandparents, you didn’t honestly think I was going to spend my Christ­ mas sitting around with that pair of cobwebs did you? They’ll both be dead soon anyway. I’m used to being around interesting people like Oprah and the Clooneys or Michelle Obama

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Oh to be a fly... YOUNG ROYALS: Is she good for him or bad?

and Serena. People who really mean something in the world. And as for you’re boring brother and that sweet­ ie pie wife of his. If you think I’m going to spend my future curtsying and kowtowing to those two when they become King and Queen then you’ve

another think coming.’ ‘No dear.’ ‘I’m sorry Harry; you have to make the choice; me or them?’ ‘You; of course dear.’ ‘There you are. There’s a good boy, I knew you’d see sense. Would you like to come to bed now? ‘ ‘Yes dear.’ ‘Say pretty please.’ ‘Pretty

please.’ ‘There, that’s better.’ You can announce it all on Kate’s birthday to­ morrow, that’ll be some nice icing on her cake! I’ll be leaving for Canada first thing in the morning. It’s within easier reach of Hollywood and I can join up with Archie and the dogs.

‘Oh by the way, I think we should keep the house. It’ll be good for our occasional British stopover. Take care of that would you?’ ‘Yes dear.’ Have you finished Harry?’ ‘Yes thank you dear.’ ‘Sleepy byes now then. Put the light out Harry.’ ‘Yes dear.’ ‘Now, what am I going to wear tomorrow’... Told you she had him by the short and curlies. Well, is she good for him or bad? Actually the jury is still out on that one. Let’s just hope that all these selfish shenanigans are not the final nail for our ageing Queen. If this self­ centered egotist is only remembered for hastening the demise of our beloved Monarch, she will never be forgiven. Getting quite excited about my pending radio show. Don’t expect any LBC type serious discussions. This is gonna be Leapy’s alter ego. Lottsa fun, frolics and good music. (Yes, old Marmite is perfectly capable!) All de­ tails and links in a couple of weeks. Keep the faith Love Leapy. Leapylee2002@gmail.cvom

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16 - 22 January 2020

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Wanted Down Under 8:15am The Farmers' Country Showdown 9:00am Baby Chimp Rescue 10:00am BBC News at 9 11:00am Victoria Derbyshire 12:00pm BBC Newsroom Live 1:15pm Politics Live 2:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 5:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Pubs That Built Britain 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Richard Osman's House of Games 7:30pm  Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 9:00pm  Baby Chimp Rescue 10:00pm Addicted to Painkillers?: Britain's Opioid Crisis 11:00pm Mum 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Snooker: The Masters 1:05am Snooker: The Masters - Extra

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Arranging a funeral abroad can be complicated - here’s how to make it simple Find out why it’s worth pre­planning your funeral as an expat so you can enjoy your life in the sun IT’S probably the last thing most of us want to think about, but plan­ ning ahead for your funeral is something all British expats in Spain should do. Arranging a funeral is a stressful experience, but when you’re hav­ ing to navigate a foreign funeral system, it can make a tough time even more difficult. When the time comes, will your loved ones know what to do and how to arrange a funeral in Spain? How the Spanish system dif­ fers: Funerals take place 24­48 hours after death Funeral Directors may ask for payment upfront Language barrier The Spanish funeral system has some key differences that catch

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POSTCARDS: Sending and receiving postcards used to be a great way of keeping in touch while on holiday.

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

ARE you considering somewhere differ­ ent to go on holiday this year? Well, how about Syria? Russian tour operators have begun selling holidays there as the war­torn country looks to revive its once lucrative tourism industry. Syria wel­ comed nine million visitors a year before the outbreak of civil war in 2011. This kind of trip is aimed at ‘people who want a different kind of experience.’ (Or, alternatively, want to escape from Brexit, Trump, trolling, #MeToo?). For me, it calls to mind the apocryphal strap line of a five­star Belfast hotel during the ‘Troubles’ ­ ‘Tea, coffee and bomb­mak­ ing facilities in every room.’ Or maybe you’d prefer an adventure holiday that’s all the rage now amongst the selfie generation. Because of the im­ portance of social media, millennial thrill seekers are increasingly looking for expe­ riences that can be shared amongst their peers. Bragging rights aren’t any longer acquired by the mere retelling of crazy stories, but through online photos and

videos. Precariously perched on Trolltun­ ga Rock overhanging a Norwegian fjord, for example. Or scaling bridges, skyscrap­ ers and (help!) volcanoes. Hang on! Do you remember post­ cards? Where you hoped to relate your experiences using the best of your de­ scriptive powers and tiny writing, in­ evitably running out of space. I used to love choosing the right postcard. And re­ ceiving one was great too. Happy days. Actually, I might start doing that again as a reaction to the constant bombard­ ment of WhatsApp pics that I usually re­ ceive from friends and relatives. But why this thrill for adventure? It’s because the selfie generation has grown up in an increasingly risk­averse environ­ ment, imposed by an increasingly Nanny state. In the West, the ‘elf’n’safety’

brigade now rules where the unions once did. By being denied any ‘excitement’ be­ cause of the encroachment of ‘elf’n’safe­ ty’ policies in our daily lives, people turn to ‘adventure holidays’ and similar since (sorry all you hand wringers!) we are con­ ditioned by nature to require excitement. It’s our flight /fight response ­ our de­ fault setting. And, no it hasn’t been bred out of us ­ yet... Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘Betrayal,’ ‘The Girl in the Woods,’ ‘The Girl in the Red Dress,’ ‘No Way Back,’ ‘Landscape of Lies,’ ‘Retribu­ tion,’ ‘Soul Stealer,’ ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora­johnson.net) available online as ebook (€0.99;£0.99), ibook, pa­ perback and audiobook. All profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity.

Having unfortunately lost both my mother and stepfather in the space of four short months, I can honestly say we are so relieved they both had prearranged funeral plans with Avalon. On both occasions, the service we received was exemplary - they made what was such a stressful time in Spain so much easier… For peace of mind, especially for expatriates and their families, I would highly recommend Avalon’s services.” Michael, July 2019

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12:00pm Wanted Down Under Revisited 12:45pm Caught Red Handed 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Father Brown 4:00pm I Escaped to the Country 4:45pm The Farmers' Country Showdown 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm The Goes Wrong Show 10:00pm Would I Lie to You? 10:30pmKing Gary 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm Regional News and Weather 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show 12:25am RuPaul's Drag Race UK

7:30am Wanted Down Under 8:15am The Farmers' Country Showdown 9:00am MasterChef: The Professionals 10:00am BBC News at 9 11:00am Victoria Derbyshire 12:00pm BBC Newsroom Live 1:15pm Politics Live 2:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 5:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Pubs That Built Britain 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Richard Osman's House of Games 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 9:30pm Monty Don's American Gardens 10:30pmQI 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight 12:00am Weather 12:05amFront Row Late 12:45am Snooker: The Masters

8:00pm World News Today The day's leading stories. 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1989 9:00pm Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand 10:00pm Top of the Pops: 1989 10:30pm Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music 11:30pm Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know 12:30am Smashing Hits! The 80's Pop Map of Britain and Ireland 1:30amI Can Go for That: The Smooth World of Yacht Rock 2:30am Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music 3:30am Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

7:00am Good Morning Britain 10:00am Lorraine 11:00am This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:55pm ITV News London 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 4:00pm Tenable 4:59pm ITV London Weather 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV News London 7:30pm ITV Evening News 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Grantchester 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm ITV News London 11:45pm The Brits Are Coming Alice Levine announces the 2020 Brit Award nominees.

8:00am Dinner Date 9:00am Emmerdale 10:00am You've Been Framed! 10:30am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 11:25am Superstore 12:20pm Dress to Impress 1:15pm Emmerdale 1:45pm Emmerdale 2:15pm You've Been Framed! 2:50pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:45pm Supermarket Sweep 4:50pm Dinner Date 5:50pm Dress to Impress 6:55pm Take Me Out 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Superstore 10:00pm Love Island 11:05pm Family Guy 11:35pm Family Guy 12:05am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad!

7:00am Classic Coronation Street 8:00am Classic Emmerdale 8:55am Heartbeat 10:00am Rising Damp 10:30am Rising Damp 11:00am Man About the House 11:30am A Touch of Frost 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:45pm Classic Emmerdale 3:50pm Classic Coronation Street 4:55pm The Durrells 5:55pm Heartbeat 6:55pm Foyle's War 9:00pm Doc Martin 10:00pm Doc Martin 11:00pm The Bay A confession to Lisa shines a possible new light on Dylan's killer.

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9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:10am Frasier 10:40am Frasier Part two of two. 11:10am Undercover Boss USA 12:05pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Sun, Sea and Selling Houses 2:05pm Escape to the Chateau: DIY 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm A Place in the Sun 5:00pm A New Life in the Sun 6:00pm Couples Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast 10:00pm Deadwater Fell 11:00pm The Last Leg 12:05am Naked Attraction 1:10am Transporter 3 2:55am Come Dine with Me

Floogals Becca's Bunch Little Princess Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10am Sunny Bunnies 10:15am Jeremy Vine 12:15pm The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Police Interceptors 2:10pm Access 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:20pm Hidden Intentions 5:00pm Friends 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm Humpback Whale: Birth of a Giant 9:00pm Secret Scotland 10:00pmHolidaying with Jane McDonald 11:00pm Inside the World's Greatest Hotels 12:00amNotting Hill 1:00am Access

8:00am Celebrity Coach Trip 9:00am Mike & Molly 10:00am Young Sheldon 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Goldbergs 1:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm Mike & Molly 4:00pm Young Sheldon 4:30pm Young Sheldon 5:00pm The Goldbergs 5:30pm The Goldbergs 6:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm Celebrity Coach Trip 9:35pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm Celebrity Gogglebox 11:00pm Gogglebox 12:10am Rick and Morty 12:40amMr Pickles 12:55am Robot Chicken 1:10am Rick and Morty The duo head off for an amazing adventure in Atlantis. 1:40am The Big Bang Theory

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7:00am Football's Greatest: Bobby Charlton 7:15am Quincy, M.E. 8:05am Kojak 8:55am The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 10:05am Minder 11:10am The Professionals 12:20pm The Sweeney 1:25pm Quincy, M.E. 2:30pm Kojak 3:35pm The Adventures of 4:40pm Minder 5:50pm The Professionals 6:50pm The Sweeney 8:00pm The Chase Celebrity Special 9:00pm River Monsters 9:30pm River Monsters 10:00pmThe Untouchables 11:00pm FYI Daily A round-up of the latest entertainment news. 11:05pmThe Untouchables

7:45am The Darkest Minds 9:45am King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 12:00pm The Meg 2:10pm Glass 4:30pm The Darkest Minds 6:30pm Ready Player One 9:00pm The Meg 11:00pm Glass 1:20am King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 3:40am Ready Player One

7:00am Spy Cat 8:45am 1917: Special A preview of Sam Mendes' First World War drama. 9:15am Sometimes Always Never 11:00am Out of Blue 1:00pm Aladdin 3:20pm Us 5:30pm Spy Cat 7:15pm Sometimes Always Never Alan is a tailor whose son Michael stormed out years ago over a game of Scrabble. 9:00pm Aladdin 11:10pm Us 1:10am Rust Creek Sawyer, an ambitious, overachieving college student, has a seemingly bright future.

10:30am Football Years 11:00am Carabao Cup Highlights 12:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 12:30pm Football's Greatest Players 1:00pm EFL Greatest Games 1:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 2:00pm Football Countdowns 3:00pm Football Years 4:00pm Carabao Cup Highlights 5:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 5:30pm Football's Greatest Players 6:00pm EFL Greatest Games 6:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 7:00pm EFL 7:30pm Football Countdowns 8:00pm Live EFL 11:30pm Football Years 12:00am EFL Highlights 12:15am SPFL Greatest Games

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8:05am Class Rank 9:55am Father Figures 12:00pm Make or Break? 1:40pm What Men Want 3:40pm Marriage Material 5:40pm Spanglish 8:00pm Night School 10:00pm What Men Want 12:00am Sex Tape 1:45am Little Monsters

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Scrambled! Mr Magoo Mr. Bean The Rubbish World of Dave Spud Thunderbirds are Go Craig of the Creek ITV News Saturday Morning with James Martin Living on the Veg ITV News and Weather ITV London Weather Dancing on Ice Countrywise Tipping Point The Chase ITV News and Weather ITV News London Catchphrase The Masked Singer The Voice UK Shopping with Keith Lemon ITV News and Weather ITV London Weather

4:55am 6:30am 7:45am 8:00am 8:30am 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 12:00am 1:50am 3:50am

This is BBC Two This is BBC Two Wild & Weird Top Class The Dog Ate My Homework Blue Peter Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole Supersized Earth Robot Wars Baby Chimp Rescue Britain's Best Home Cook Best House in Town The World's Most Extraordinary Homes The Caine Mutiny Live Snooker: The Masters Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Equator From the Air Live Snooker: The Masters Info not available Snooker: The Masters - Extra This is BBC Two

7:00am Teleshopping 8:00am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8:50am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9:35am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10:30am Dress to Impress 12:30pm Supermarket Sweep 3:40pm Dr. Seuss' the Lorax 4:40pm FYI Daily A round-up of the latest entertainment news. 4:45pm Dr. Seuss' the Lorax 5:25pm Antz 6:30pm FYI Daily 6:35pm Antz 7:05pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 8:20pm FYI Daily 8:25pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10:00pm Love Island 11:05pm Family Guy 11:35pm Family Guy 12:05am Family Guy

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Natural World Coast Wisting Wisting Top of the Pops: 1989 12:00am Top of the Pops: 1989 12:30am Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell 1:35am Sings Musicals Memorable versions of songs taken from or inspired by musicals. 2:35am Ice Dream: Lapland's Snow Show 3:05am Coast 4:05am Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain

7:00am Agatha Christie's Poirot 8:40am Lewis 10:35am Coronation Street Long-running drama with the residents of England's most famous cobbled street. 1:25pm Foyle's War 3:40pm Foyle's War 5:50pm Foyle's War 8:00pm Midsomer Murders Forest ranger Felicity Ward is blinded by mysterious lights while driving at night in the village of Cooper Hill and the next morning her car is found abandoned at the roadside, followed closely by the discovery of her body. 10:00pm Midsomer Murders 12:00am Agatha Christie's Poirot

9:10am Heineken Champions Cup Rugby: The Big Tackle 10:15am Beat the Chef 10:45am Beat the Chef 11:15am Beat the Chef 11:45am The Simpsons 12:15pm The Simpsons 12:45pm The Simpsons 1:15pm The Simpsons 1:45pm The Simpsons 2:15pm The Simpsons 2:40pm The Simpsons 3:10pm The Simpsons 3:40pm Heineken Champions Cup Rugby Union 6:35pm Location, Location, Location 7:30pm Channel 4 News 8:00pm The Royal House of Windsor 9:00pm Bone Detectives: Britain's Buried Secrets 10:00pm Assassin's Creed 12:10am The Wolverine 2:35am The Last Leg 3:30am Hollyoaks

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Kojak The Big Fish Off Fishing Allstars ITV Racing: The Opening Show 11:30am World of Sport 11:40am River Monsters 12:10pm The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 2:30pm ITV Racing Live 5:00pm Return of the Seven 6:05pm FYI Daily 6:10pm Return of the Seven 6:55pm Goals of the 70s 7:05pm River Monsters 8:10pm Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 9:10pm FYI Daily 9:15pm Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 10:00pm Smokey and The Bandit III 11:05pm FYI Daily 11:10pm Smokey and The Bandit III 11:45pmNational Lampoon's European Vacation 12:45am FYI Daily

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Wissper Pirata & Capitano Floogals Digby Dragon Shimmer and Shine SpongeBob Squarepants The Loud House Access Friends Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords Jesse Stone: No Remorse Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly 5 News Update Draining the Sunken Pirate City Digging Up Britain's Past Tony Robinson's History of Britain How the Victorians Built Britain Henry VIII and His Six Wives Betrayed & He's Going To Pay: When Revenge Gets Ugly

7:15am Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 8:50am Wife Swap USA 9:50am The Goldbergs 10:20am The Goldbergs 10:50am The Goldbergs 11:20am Info not available 1:05pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:35pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:05pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:35pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3:05pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3:35pm The Big Bang Theory 4:05pm The Big Bang Theory 4:35pm The Big Bang Theory 5:05pm The Big Bang Theory 5:35pm The Big Bang Theory 6:05pm The Big Bang Theory 6:35pm The Big Bang Theory 7:05pm The Big Bang Theory 7:35pm The Big Bang Theory 8:05pm Herbie: Fully Loaded 10:00pm Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 12:30am Gogglebox 1:30am Gogglebox 2:30am 8 Out of 10 Cats 3:30am First Dates 4:30am Gogglebox 5:30am Schooled

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Robin Hood The Karate Kid, Part II The Top Ten Show Transformers Bumblebee Fast and Furious Five Fast and Furious 6 Transformers Bumblebee Fast and Furious Five

6:30am Final Score: Special 7:00am Sometimes Always Never 8:45am Spy Cat 10:20am The Girls' Room 12:45pm Aladdin 3:00pm Sometimes Always Never 4:45pm Spy Cat 6:30pm The Girls' Room 9:00pm Aladdin 11:10pm Us In 1986, young Adelaide goes on holiday with her parents to Santa Cruz. 1:10am Out of Blue 3:10am Rust Creek Sawyer, an ambitious, overachieving college student, has a seemingly bright future. 5:15am Spy Cat

7:00am EFL Greatest Games 7:45am EFL Greatest Games 8:00am Football's Greatest Players 8:30am Football's Greatest Players 9:00am Football Countdowns 9:30am Football Countdowns 10:00am SPFL Greatest Games 10:15am SPFL Greatest Games 10:30am Saturday Social 11:30am Soccer A.M. 1:00pm Live EFL 4:00pm Gillette Soccer Saturday 6:00pm Gillette Soccer Saturday: Reaction 7:00pm Goals Express 8:00pm Goal Zone 9:00pm EFL Highlights 9:15pm EFL Greatest Games 9:30pm EFL Highlights 10:30pm EFL Highlights 11:30pm EFL Greatest Games 11:45pm EFL Greatest Games 12:00am The Fantasy Football Club 12:15am EFL Greatest Games 12:30am EFL Greatest Games 12:45am EFL Greatest Games

Jack and Jill Happy Gilmore King Ralph 50 First Dates Big Daddy Mr. Deeds Click Just Go with it Happy Gilmore Hot Tub Time Machine This is the End 50 First Dates Jack and Jill

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Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Good Morning Sports Fans Live Test Cricket South Africa v England. Coverage of the third day of the Third Test in the four-match series, taking place at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth. Gillette Soccer Saturday Live Premier League Live PGA Tour Golf Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Sky Sports News

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11:30am Countryfile Winter Diaries 12:15pm Homes Under the Hammer 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:10pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:15pm Songs of Praise 2:50pm Lifeline 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:55pm Garden Rescue 4:55pm The Repair Shop 5:40pm Blue Planet II 6:40pm BBC News 7:00pm BBC London News; Weather 7:05pm Weather 7:10pm Countryfile 8:10pm Doctor Who 9:00pm Call the Midwife 10:00pm The Trial of Christine Keeler 11:00pm BBC News 11:20pm BBC London News; Weather 11:25pm Weather 11:30pm Match of the Day 2 12:30am The Women's Football Show

7:15am The Instant Gardener 8:00am Around the World in 80 Gardens 9:00am Countryfile 10:00am Monty Don's American Gardens 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Mary Berry's Country House Secrets 1:30pm Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 2:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 6:15pm Flog It! 7:15pm Ski Sunday 8:00pm Live Snooker: The Masters 12:00am Son of Saul 1:40am Question Time 2:40am Best House in Town 3:25am Holby City Medical drama series charting life on the wards of Holby City Hospital. 4:25am This is BBC Two Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.

8:00pm The Women's Football Show 8:30pm Secret Knowledge 9:00pm All Aboard! New Zealand by Rail, Sea and Land 11:30pm Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime 12:30am Scotland and the Klan Throughout the 18th Century, hundreds of thousands of Scots emigrated to America. 1:30am Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades 2:30am Carved with Love: The Genius of British Woodwork Documentary profiling influential figures in the world of wood craftsmanship. 3:30am Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime

10:05am Craig of the Creek 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen 11:30am Living on the Veg 12:30pm Gino's Italian Escape: Hidden Italy 1:00pm The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury 1:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 1:34pm ITV London Weather 1:35pm The Voice UK 3:05pm The Masked Singer 4:35pm Tipping Point 5:30pm ITV News and Weather 5:45pm ITV News London 6:00pm The Chase Celebrity Special 7:00pm Dancing on Ice 9:10pm Vera 11:05pm ITV News and Weather 11:19pm ITV London Weather 11:20pm Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad 11:45pm The Metro: A Rail Life Story 12:15am Liar

8:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9:15am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10:05am Dress to Impress 11:05am The Masked Singer 12:35pm Supermarket Sweep 1:35pm Supermarket Sweep 2:35pm Step Up 3:35pm FYI Daily 3:40pm Step Up 4:45pm Nanny McPhee 5:45pm FYI Daily 5:50pm Nanny McPhee 6:45pm Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 7:45pm FYI Daily 7:50pm Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 10:00pm Love Island 11:05pm Ibiza Weekender 12:05am Family Guy 12:35am Family Guy 1:05am Family Guy 1:35am American Dad! 2:05am American Dad! 2:30am The Cleveland Show

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George and Mildred George and Mildred Coronation Street Emmerdale Foyle's War Foyle's War Agatha Christie's Poirot Lewis Inside the Ritz Hotel Inside the Ritz Hotel Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy Of Cornwall The Good Karma Hospital The Good Karma Hospital Lewis Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant Judge Judy Emmerdale

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The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Frasier Frasier Sunday Brunch The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast A Place in the Sun National Treasure: Book of Secrets Channel 4 News The Great Pottery Throw Down George Clarke's Old House, New Home SAS: Who Dares Wins 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown The Gunman Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Phil Spencer's Stately Homes Grand Designs Come Dine with Me

9:00am Butterbean's Cafe 9:20am Paw Patrol 9:35am Nella the Princess Knight 9:50am Wissper 10:00am Pirata & Capitano 10:10am Floogals 10:30am Digby Dragon 10:40am Shimmer and Shine 10:55am SpongeBob Squarepants 11:05am The Loud House 11:25am Access 11:35am Friends 2:40pm Friends 3:10pm Smurfs: The Lost Village 4:10pm Access 4:15pm Smurfs: The Lost Village 4:55pm The Princess Diaries 6:45pm Ocean's Twelve 8:55pm 5 News Update 9:00pm Inside... 10:00pm The Wonderful World of Chocolate 11:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 12:05am Access 12:10am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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

Speechless Speechless Schooled Schooled Schooled Schooled The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 Parent Trap Star Trek: Discovery Gogglebox Gogglebox The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Star Trek: Discovery Gogglebox

6:00am Sky Sports News 7:00am Sky Sports News 8:00am Total Goals A round-up of the latest football action. 8:30am Live Test Cricket South Africa v England. Coverage of the fourth day of the Third Test in the four-match series, taking place at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth. 2:00pm Live Renault Super Sunday Burnley v Leicester City (Kick-off 2.00pm). All the action from the Premier League encounter at Turf Moor. 5:00pm Live Renault Super Sunday 8:30pm Live NFL 12:00am Live NFL 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News

Goals of the 80s Auto Mundial The Car Chasers The Professionals Minder The Sweeney The Return of Sherlock Holmes Hornblower The Last Sunset FYI Daily The Last Sunset Smokey and the Bandit II FYI Daily Smokey and the Bandit II Flash Gordon FYI Daily Flash Gordon Windtalkers FYI Daily Windtalkers Gangster Squad FYI Daily Gangster Squad Fishing Impossible ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Out of Blue 1917: Special The Girls' Room Aladdin The Top Ten Show Can You Ever Forgive Me? Us The Girls' Room Aladdin A kind-hearted street urchin living in the Arabian city of Agrabah with his pet monkey Abu rescues and befriends Princess Jasmine. Can You Ever Forgive Me? Us In 1986, young Adelaide goes on holiday with her parents to Santa Cruz. Vault Spy Cat

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Helping the elderly and autistic young in Marbella THERE are currently more than 50 million people with dementia global­ ly and it is statistically proven that the population is increasingly ageing. Attention processes need, increas­ ingly, more support that should not only be limited to those provided by other people. Incorporating technological ad­ vances into these attention process­ es represents an opportunity to be more efficient and achieve better re­ sults. Japanese engineer Takanori Shiba­ ta (Chief Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced In­ dustrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan) and CEO of As­ turhealth (innovative solutions in health, distributor of NUKA thera­ peutic robotics tool) and Rafael Martínez Permuy, will present the therapeutic robot NUKA at the facili­ ties of the CK LA QUINTA residential centre in San Pedro Alcantara on Tuesday January 21. The creator of this therapeutic ro­ bot, graduated in Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, devised his creature in 1993. Today there are

NUKA: Is the perfect help for those with dementia. more than 5,000 spread over more than 30 countries. They are used in dementia treat­ ments and for people affected by autism or Down’s syndrome. The NUKA smart device is a break­ through in supporting care pro­ grammes. As an example, Takanori points

out that in the case of people affect­ ed by NUKA dementias “it reduces pain, agitation, ambulation and the risk of falls that it entails. “In chemotherapy and aphasia treatments its results have also been proven favourable.” NUKA seeks to apply “animal in­ teraction techniques with different

It’s safe to come out now MIKE SENKER IN MY OPINION Views of a Grumpy Old Man WELL I guess it’s safe to come out of hiding now all that merry Christmas stuff has gone. By the way, it’s the middle of January so stop wishing me a happy New Year too! The season of goodwill was all very uneventful except for meeting the most revolting drunk idiot at a Christmas party who made an ab­ solute fool of himself. I love watching award shows like the Gold­ en Globes and the Oscars as I was in the film business for nearly 30 years. Ricky Gervais was brilliant at hosting the Golden Globes. He took no prisoners! A few of the celebs made speeches about global warming and how we should all do our bit. The one comment that stood out for me was from Stella McCartney and guess what her pearl of wisdom was? Go vegan, walk everywhere, don’t use plastic? Nope, none of that. It was to congratulate Joaquin Phoenix for wearing the same dinner suit for the whole award season. The British designer showed her support for Phoenix’s decision on

Twitter writing, “This man is a winner… wear­ ing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet,” she explained. “He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste. I am proud to join forces with you.” Wow that is amazing. Imagine how proud she would be of me. I’ve had the same dinner suit for nearly 20 years. It’s been in fashion, out and back again gawd knows how many times. I didn’t realise I was saving the planet. I just was trying to save a few quid. I honestly didn’t know I was saving rain forests in the process. Seriously though is that the best she can come up with? It just goes to prove these people are so far removed from the real world that they really shouldn’t be al­ lowed to put anything on Twitter unless they run it past their cleaner or gardener first to make sure they aren’t going to say something that normal people just laugh at. Fortunately some of the real stars like Elton John, Kylie Minogue and many others are ac­ tually doing something useful by using their huge wealth to donate large sums of money to Australia to help fight the devastation that the bush fires are causing. In my opinion it’s a darn sight better than wearing a free dinner suit five times!

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groups of people,” among which he cites “older people with or without dementias, people with disabilities or hospitalised children. “NUKA, known worldwide as PARO (from the English acronym Personal Assistant Robot), is current­ ly used as support for therapies in more than 30 countries.”

The robot reacts, thanks to a set of sensors and mechanisms, to stim­ uli received from the people with whom it interacts and has a daytime rhythm of morning, afternoon and night. The pet is active during the day and falls asleep at night. This little baby seal measures half a metre in length and weighs about two kilograms, moves like a real pet and is endearing to the eye and touch. It creates a significant reduction in the level of stress of people in a natural way and without medication. “NUKA incorporates five types of sensors: touch, light, auditory, tem­ perature, and position, with which it can detect people and their environ­ ment.” It is proven that it: • Reduces both blood pressure and muscle. • Reduces the need for medica­ tion (anxiolytics, tranquilisers). • Improves the relationship be­ tween caregivers and patients and between the patients themselves. • Increases self­esteem.


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KEEP DOG BEACHES DEAR Euro Weekly, I broke from tradition and had a quick lo­ ok at your Facebook page the other day. I was a bit concerned to read that there is talk of banning dogs from the beaches. All beaches? That is a bit over the top. People love taking their dogs to the beach and I have seen more dogs here than in any other places in the world. I do agree that dog mess on the beach is ridiculous as I would hate to be sunbathing and find it next to me, but in my town we have a de­ signated dog beach and honestly, it’s great. I take my dog there and all the dogs can hang out together and enjoy the space. The beaches give the dogs a chance to exercise and stay healthy. Maybe people could do as I do and make sure their poo­ ches have been to the toilet before they hit the sand. Also, dogs here are supposed to only be allowed on the beach at certain ti­ mes of the year, out of season, could they not just invest in people that monitor this instead of penalising the dogs and owners? Yours truly, Geoff Trent

Soft may be better DEAR Euro Weekly This is my first year spending Christ­ mas in Spain­ and what a Christmas it was! Some of the customs are quite biza­ rre but I thoroughly enjoyed them. The Three Kings parade was truly somet­ hing, all the children and dancers were incredible. The effort the Spanish put into their parade is clear to see and it pays off tremendously. However, I was concerned with the way some of the sweets were being thrown. I saw a video on Facebook that sho­ wed one of the Three Kings in Cataluña throwing sweets violently. Apparently, people in the crowd were shouting ra­ cial slurs at him. Still, it isn’t very clever to throw hard­boiled sweets into a crowd full of children. As a senior wo­ man, I was hit by some quite hard swe­ ets on the head. My intention isn’t to put a damper on their fantastic tradi­ tion, only to propose a solution. Maybe soft sweets are a better idea? Eileen Stewart, Mijas Costa

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where have all the children gone? I am an expat living on the coast of Spain and I must say I hardly ever see Spanish teena­ gers. There are either 30­something fami­ lies with three babies each or very old peo­ ple but nothing in between. Obviously I have seen British children here holidaying with their families and it’s good to see so­ me younger, trendier faces. Is there a certain age when Spanish chil­ dren fly the coop and head for the big ci­ ties? I guess a lot of them must go to uni­ versity and so would head to places like Madrid or Malaga, but surely that would not be until they are about 18 years old. I am so used to seeing groups of youngs­ ters in the street or shops at home where they seem so sociable and independent. I suppose the children here could socially in­ teract in a different way, maybe they are scared of the sun. It certainly makes me fe­ el older! So bring out your young! Unglue them from the couch and com­ puter games and send them out into the sunshine. If anything then at least to re­ mind us oldies of how we used to be. Yours truly, Linda Jefferies

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Disobedient royals QUEEN ELIZABETH II once referred to 1992 as an ‘annus horribilis’ or a horrible year. Three royal marriages broke down, flames engulfed Windsor Castle and a toe-sucking scandal involving Sarah Ferguson rocked the monarchy. Some have speculated that - 27 years later - 2019 would go down in history as the Queen’s ‘annus horribilis, part two.’ However, 2020 hasn’t been the fresh start the royal family was expecting. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began the year by stepping down as senior members of the royal family. The shocking news ended any dreams of an uneventful year for the British monarchy. Naturally, the announcement has piqued the public’s interest as to how these changes will be carried out. The term senior royal is somewhat of an ambiguous term, but is generally used to refer to adult relatives of the monarch who are high up in the line of succession. They work full-time and attend commitments in the Queen’s name. At the end of 2019, Prince Andrew also stepped down as a senior royal, albeit under different circumstances. The new change will see the Sussexes continue to support the Commonwealth and their patronages. However, the couple has explained that they will be financially independent from the Sovereign Grant. Controversy surrounds this topic as 95 per cent of their current funding is generated through the Duchy of Cornwall.

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Agree that if they do not want the duties that go with their titles then no monies should be given to them, might have to join everyone else in the work force for earnings would be a good wake up call for sure, Titles, privileges, homes what have you are not just given they come with commitment to the Queen, the Family, to the Crown and Country so if they blatantly don’t want then they don’t get ; Taxpayers are paying for this ser­ vice ­ am thinking there are rules to follow as everything in life is a give and take, am sure there will be many dis­ cussions/decisions made by the higher ups, by the Roy­ al Family and Parliament before any real outcome will be laid out to the public, until it is decided no monies should be paid from taxpayers’ pockets. If they decide to go their own way they could still hold their title just in name only, with no benefits. Martha Rediker

Not OTT at all ... they have said they want to step back so let them! I've always stuck up for Harry but I feel very let down by this latest move. They have shown no con­ sideration for the Queen. I think Harry is as besotted with Megan as his great, great uncle was with Wallis and he is dancing to her tune. I hope he doesn’t live to regret it, but I fear he will. Kay Cunliffe

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7:00am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7:30am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Live ICC Under-19s World Cup Cricket 4:45pm Test Cricket Bitesize 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Transfer Centre The latest football transfer developments. 6:30pm Sky Sports News at 5 Sports news and updates. 7:00pm The Transfer Show Analysis of the latest transfer news. 8:00pm Gillette Soccer Special 11:15pm The Debate Discussion on the latest football news. 12:15am Sky Sports News 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News

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10:30am 2 Fast 2 Furious 12:30pm The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2:30pm Fast and Furious 4:30pm Fast and Furious Five 6:45pm Fast and Furious 6 9:00pm Fast and Furious 11:00pm Fast and Furious Five 1:15am Fast and Furious 6 3:30am 303 Squadron

7:00am Out of Blue 9:00am Can You Ever Forgive Me? 10:50am Better Start Running Harley, a young man who works at a local store, wants to ask co-worker Stephanie to a town dance. 12:35pmAladdin 2:50pm Crash Pad 4:40pm The Girls' Room 7:00pm Can You Ever Forgive Me? 9:00pm Aladdin 11:10pm Better Start Running Harley, a young man who works at a local store, wants to ask co-worker Stephanie to a town dance. 12:50amCrash Pad 2:35am Rust Creek Sawyer, an ambitious, overachieving college student, has a seemingly bright future.

10:00am SPFL Greatest Games 10:30am Football Years 11:00am EFL Highlights 12:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 12:30pm Football's Greatest Players 1:00pm EFL Greatest Games 1:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 2:00pm Football Countdowns 3:00pm Football Years 4:00pm EFL Highlights 5:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 5:30pm Football's Greatest Players 6:00pm EFL Greatest Games 6:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 7:00pm EFL Highlights 8:00pm Soccer AM: The Best Bits 8:30pm EFL Goals: Leagues 1 &2 9:00pm EFL Championship Highlights 11:00pm EFL Greatest Games 11:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 12:00am EFL Highlights 1:00am Football Years

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The Protectors Quincy, M.E. Kojak The Return of Sherlock Holmes Minder The Professionals The Sweeney Quincy, M.E. Kojak The Return of Sherlock Holmes Minder The Professionals The Sweeney The Chase Celebrity Special Police Academy 6: City Under Siege FYI Daily Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Smokey and The Bandit III FYI Daily Smokey and The Bandit III Car Crash Global: Caught on Camera Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers Lethal Weapon The Protectors

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What’s in a name? MARBELLA MOMENTS BY NICOLE KING I FOUND myself totally befuddled when a man next to me at the check out counter asked the shop assistant for ‘fechas.’ He seemed very convinced that he had the right word but no matter how many times he repeated it, nei­ ther she nor I could fathom what he was talking about. English did­ n’t seem to help much either. It was only as I was walking out through the door it suddenly dawned on me what he wanted: dates! Not a romantic date, which would be translated into Spanish with the word ‘cita’ nor dates on the calendar, which would indeed be the word ‘fechas,’ this man was still repeating to the lady at

the till, but dates to eat, which in Spanish is ‘dátiles.’ I have to say I was impressed that this man had looked up the translation and had tried to con­ verse in Spanish and it must have been quite frustrating for him not to be able to make himself under­ stood. I think it’s a good re­ minder that we need to pay attention to the details. Apart from not cross referencing meanings when looking up translations there are many words in Spanish that change their meaning dramatically by just changing one letter, some of them quite rude; which does however make it quite fun to be around

foreigners whilst they’re learning the language. It wasn’t fun though when it came to my attention that one of our guest’s interviews had their name spelt incorrectly in the programme,

again just one letter was wrong but it changed everything, partic­ ularly how the guest felt. I man­ aged to change it and thankfully this doesn’t happen often as I per­ sonally sit with the editor when putting the show together mainly for this reason, but when it does get past us with­ out noticing I find it devastating. I know that when someone calls me Nicola instead of Nicole I don’t really like it. To me they sound so very different although I fully understand that to someone else I’m a name that at least they’re trying to remember, which I do appre­

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ciate. What does disappoint me a little nevertheless is when people reply to an email or write to me and spell my name wrong… again, it’s in the detail or lack of it in this instance. Whether we realise it or not our names are very meaningful and al­ though many of us find it hard to remember them, it’s an effort we should all make. Our name is one of the very first words with which we fully identify and becomes syn­ onymous with our very being. It’s usually the first thing people ask us when we meet them; it repre­ sents who we are. I often have to ask someone’s name several times, even when I make a mental note and try and associate it with something else but I try and make the extra effort be­ cause I do think it’s important that people see they matter enough to at least remember their name.

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Internet Safety Corner What you need to know about ‘Public WiFi’ and how it could affect you WHEN we are out and about, none of us turn off the WiFi on our de­ vices so wherever we go, our WiFi enabled devices are constantly ‘searching’ for a known WiFi net­ work to connect to. It is also extremely common for us to ask for the WiFi password in the hotels where we stay, or the restau­ rants and coffee shops we visit. Of course, we don’t want to useup our 3G/4G mobile data or we simply hope to enjoy a faster bandwidth connection by connecting to the WiFi network that is offered to us for free, but what are the risks for you if any? Public WiFi Networks Regardless of whether the WiFi network is password protected or not, you are essentially forming part of a network in which there can be a whole lot of other people. It’s like ac­

cessing a house with or without a key, once you are inside, you could stay in the lounge or... you could ‘snoop around.’ It is never easy to know “‘how safe’ the network is, be­ cause this largely depends on who is offering it, how it was built, what equipment is running the network and the level of expertise/experi­ ence of the people who put it all to­ gether. Often, these WiFi networks are set up and offered with the simplest equipment despite the best inten­ tions and even if a password is re­ quired to access the WiFi, many are unaware of the potential vulnerabili­ ties if there is anyone inside the same network with more devious in­ tentions. After all, a ‘network’ is a bunch of devices that are connected, even if wirelessly, they are still con­ nected. As the devices inside the

network are all connected to each other either directly or through a ‘router,’ it means that it could be possible for someone else to see what stuff you have in your device or simply intercept and ‘sniff’ your data traffic. What damage can this do to you? If a person with bad intentions is also connected to the same WiFi network as you are, they could play with a whole variety of techniques to either access information on your device directly or ‘sniff’ your data traffic. If they are ‘sniffing’ your data traffic, they are looking for informa­ tion which is not encrypted and hope that in this exchange of infor­ mation they might be able to pick up usernames & passwords for your so­ cial media accounts, email accounts, bank accounts etc. Of course once they obtain this in­

formation, there are a lot of things that can be done, ranging from iden­ tity theft, access to private informa­ tion to economic loss. Some hackers are even capable of simulating or building a ‘fake’ WiFi Network with their laptop which creates a ‘pretend WiFi’ network with the same name as the one you are expecting to con­ nect to. Of course, if you connect to this WiFi network, you are connect­ ing directly to the hacker’s computer (instead of the intended WiFi net­ work), where they would be able to see almost all data traffic and read almost all the information. What can you do to reduce the risks? Although the chances of you be­ ing affected are low, and you are probably an unlikely target for hackers, it is important that you are at least aware of these vulner­

abilities and that you understand more or less what it means to be connected to a WiFi network. The safest bet is to not use public WiFi networks. Try to use only your own WiFi at home and use the 3G/4G for data when out­ side. If you are going to connect to public WiFi networks outside your home, then try to do so at establishments which you feel you can trust because it is also true that many establishments have some well built and well maintained WiFi networks too. Other than that, it is also very im­ portant that your devices are up­ dated to the latest Firmware/Software releases be­ cause the vulnerabilities on your device are usually found on ‘older versions’ that have not been up­ dated.

We sincerely hope this information was useful and we look forward to sharing some more tips with you in due course. Article by: Mike from Direct Telecom


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7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain: Live 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Wanted Down Under 12:45pm Caught Red Handed 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Father Brown 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm The Farmers' Country Showdown 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 9:00pm Easy Ways to Live Well 10:00pm Spy in the Wild 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm Regional News and Weather 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Match of the Day 1:10am First & Last 1:55am Weather for the Week Ahead

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Judge Rinder Good Morning Britain Lorraine This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News ITV News London Dickinson's Real Deal Tenable ITV London Weather Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad Coronation Street White House Farm ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Peston Tenable Ideal World Through the Keyhole ITV Nightscreen

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Antiques Road Trip The Farmers' Country Showdown See Hear Fake Britain BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live World Bowls Flog It! Richard Osman's House of Games Great British Railway Journeys The Andrew Neil Show Yorkshire Walks Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Lose Weight and Get Fit with Tom Kerridge Good Omens Live at the Apollo Newsnight Weather Addicted to Painkillers?: Britain's Opioid Crisis Bowls

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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 James May: The Reassembler 9:00pm Earth's Great Rivers 10:00pm The Truth About... 11:00pm The Babes in the Wood Murders: The Prosecutors 12:00am Treasures of Ancient Egypt Alastair Sooke tells the story of Ancient Egyptian art through 30 masterpieces. 1:00am Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth 2:00am Carved with Love: The Genius of British Woodwork 3:00am Robert Rauschenberg: Pop Art Pioneer 4:00am Earth's Great Rivers

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You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Superstore Superstore Dress to Impress Emmerdale You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Supermarket Sweep Dinner Date Dress to Impress You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Superstore Love Island Celebrity Juice Family Guy Family Guy

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Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Heartbeat Rising Damp Rising Damp Man About the House Inspector Morse Heartbeat Classic Emmerdale Classic Emmerdale Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street The Durrells Heartbeat Foyle's War Agatha Christie's Poirot A Confession Inspector Morse Inspector Morse ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Cheers King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Undercover Boss USA Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Channel 4 News Sun, Sea and Selling Houses Escape to the Chateau: DIY Countdown A Place in the Sun A New Life in the Sun Couples Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Kirstie and Phil's Love it or List it Meat the Family 999: What's Your Emergency? 24 Hours in A&E 999: On the Frontline

The Protectors Quincy, M.E. Kojak The Return of Sherlock Holmes Minder The Professionals The Sweeney Quincy, M.E. Kojak The Return of Sherlock Holmes Minder The Professionals The Sweeney The Chase Celebrity Special Junk and Disorderly Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Windtalkers FYI Daily Windtalkers Minder Fishing Impossible ITV4 Nightscreen Text-based information service. Teleshopping Buying goods from the comfort of home.

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Thomas & Friends Milkshake! Peppa Pig Top Wing Paw Patrol Floogals Becca's Bunch Little Princess Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Sunny Bunnies Jeremy Vine Wild Animal Rescue 5 News Lunchtime Police Interceptors Access Neighbours The Wrong Nanny Friends 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Tonight Wild Animal Rescue Britain's Parking Hell Red Arrows Take America Rich Kids Go Homeless Big Family Values: More Kids Than Cash

7:00am Fantastic Four 8:55am Street Fighter 10:45am The A-Team 12:45pm Mortal Engines 3:00pm Ghost Rider 5:00pm Fantastic Four 7:00pm The A-Team 9:00pm Mortal Engines 11:15pm Upgrade 1:00am Ghost Rider

7:05am All Square 8:50am As Good as it Gets 11:10am Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls 12:45pm Airplane! 2:20pm Airplane II: The Sequel 3:50pm About Time 6:00pm Identity Thief 8:00pm Meet the Parents 10:00pm Meet the Fockers 12:00am Crash Pad

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Hollyoaks Celebrity Coach Trip Mike & Molly Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Young Sheldon Following a tragic accident in the local community, Mary's faith is shaken. 5:00pm The Goldbergs 5:30pm The Goldbergs 6:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm Hollyoaks 8:30pm Celebrity Coach Trip 9:35pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm Tattoo Fixers 11:00pm Wife Swap USA Two American couples from different backgrounds temporarily switch spouses. 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory

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Final Score: Special Better Start Running 8:45am Out of Blue 10:45am Aladdin 1:00pm Can You Ever Forgive Me? 3:00pm The Girls' Room 5:30pm Better Start Running 7:15pm Crash Pad 9:00pm Aladdin 11:15pm Everybody Knows 1:30am Can You Ever Forgive Me? 3:30am Final Score: Special 4:00am Rust Creek Sawyer, an ambitious, overachieving college student, has a seemingly bright future.

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Total Goals Total Goals Total Goals Good Morning Transfers Football Centre Football Centre Transfer Talk Sky Sports News Sky Sports News Transfer Centre The latest football transfer developments. Sky Sports News Sky Sports News My Icon Live International Netball Jamaica v New Zealand (Centrepass 5.30pm). Coverage of the Nations Cup match from Arena Birmingham. Live Scottish Premiership SPFL Greatest Games The Debate Sky Sports News

EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games 1:45pm SPFL Greatest Games 2:00pm Football Countdowns 3:00pm Football Years 4:00pm EFL Highlights 5:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 5:15pm The Fantasy Football Club 5:30pm Football's Greatest Players 6:00pm EFL Greatest Games 6:15pm EFL Greatest Games 6:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 6:45pm SPFL Greatest Games 7:00pm Championship Season Review 8:00pm Live Scottish Premiership 11:00pm SPFL Greatest Games 11:15pm The Debate 12:15am EFL Highlights 1:15am SPFL Greatest Games 1:30am Football Years

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YOUR STARS FOR NEXT 7 DAYS AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) When you are at home this week I would like you to consider how you view your surroundings. This is a good week to make changes and have discussions about future directions. It is assumed that those close are happy with the status quo, but this may not be the case.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Pat yourself on the back for all of your efforts of recent weeks. Looking back just a few months, would you have thought so much progress could be made? Because of your efforts, home life is enhanced and you are more appreciated. Give yourself a break at the weekend and do something with a loved one that you have not done together for some time.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Rarely has your mind been as sharp as it is at the moment. There have been some awkward and downright bad periods in the recent past, but this week everything falls into place. Why, you wonder, have you worried so much about things which could not be changed?

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) For all of the things that you want to do, there are three others that you wish to do. Maybe they are waiting for their own time to come. During the course of this week you will be thinking of what the future could hold, even though dealing with practical issues.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) When it isn't possible to change something, often it is just as effective to rearrange it. That is the solution which comes to you this week. Instead of being frustrated at a delay, try changing the conditions or times. This may mean that you save money or delay a payment to your advantage.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) When we have long-standing friendships, these are often taken for granted and yet often we could make so much more of them.

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LEO (July 24 - August 23) Consider what is the most important thing to you at the moment? Is it wealth or social position? Your work, or how it may be possible to afford that new conservatory are minor considerations compared with your greatest asset which is your health.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) As the saying goes, ‘no one ever said it would be easy’. In the past few months you have found this to be true. Hard work is not alien to you, but there is a point where you want to shout ‘enough’. It may be that business or home life needs some rearranging, or that someone is moving job and the routine is severely disrupted.

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LOTTERY UK NATIONAL LOTTERY Saturday January 11

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) As a home-loving Libran, you are torn between making changes to your surroundings and getting some cash in on the business side. Apparently, it is not possible to do both because energy levels fluctuate.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) There is so much in you that is determined and looking forward to a fresh start, but something that you are trying to get rid of, or give up, may be giving you more trouble than anticipated. Some things have to be done alone, or so you think, but others have gone through this before you so they are able to give support.

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The enthusiasm of your bright Capricorn mind is also capable of making you restless. There are mixed feelings about being at or near home this week, with thoughts of more progress being possible elsewhere. Your need to make things better for those round you may not make you money but it can bring great joy.

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Women’s wit

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in. You won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” Angelina Jolie Credit: Wikipedia

Famous quote The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” Barack Obama


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Cryptic

TIME

Across 1 Rough terrain for coach (7) 5 Going astray dooms wicked old city (5) 8 Spare change, one gathers (5) 9 Tavern's refurbished by domestic worker (7) 10 Fight expected end of April (4) 11 Liberal made Green love America (8) 13 Parade has moved into state (6) 15 Let lad see out (6) 18 Gathered together and called to order (8) 19 Bans plastic bags (4) 22 Jewellery spotted in River Wear ringroad (7) 23 Parts of the Far East (5) 24 A range of potential votes (5) 25 The side in red lived (7) Down 1 Outbursts an Asian heard before attacks (7) 2 Humble home with acre in front (5) 3 Breeding place discovered in Lone Star State (4) 4 More impulsive part of a cooked breakfast (6) 5 Playful kids here made a loud noise (8) 6 Monsters created from dead organs (7) 7 Buddies forming teams (5) 12 Amateur team, including a reserve

(3,5) 14 An Italian port - New Orleans (7) 16 Neglected Susie injured in dead ends (7) 17 Mendicant finding food in pub (6)

Code Breaker

18 Game played by revolutionary onboard a ship (5) 20 In front of a leader (5) 21 Hands hesitate, we hear (4)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 2 represents Z and 20 represents S, so fill in Z every time the figure 2 appears and S every time the figure 20 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Fried potatoes (5) 4 Lawful (5) 7 Extraordinarily good or great (9) 8 Exchange one thing for another (4) 9 Made warm or hot (6) 12 Basic unit of currency of Israel (6) 13 Felines (4) 16 Express regret for a fault (9) 18 Hold back to a later time (5) 19 Inuit seal-skin canoe (5)

English - Spanish

Across 1 Caderas (4) 3 Swimming (8) 9 Barn (7) 10 Debajo (5) 11 Comer en casa (3,2) 12 Más fácil (6) 14 Subject (6) 16 Fresh (6) 19 To shout (6) 21 Lados (5) 24 Success (at task) (5) 25 Gaviota (7) 26 Tesoro (8) 27 Duck (bird) (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION FACING PAGE

Down 1 Complete disorder and confusion (5) 2 Fill with gas or air (7) 3 Sound in mind (4) 4 Departs (6) 5/17 Escape punishment (3,3) 6 Expressed clearly (5) 10 Event resulting in great loss and misfortune (7) 11 Roundabout road (6) 12 Injure with hot liquid or steam (5) 14 Aquatic predator (5) 15 Chain segment (4) 17 See 5

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

Down 1 Bonfires (8) 2 Planta (5) 4 To take in (receive) (6) 5 Both (5) 6 Enfermedad (7) 7 Tritón (4) 8 Cacahuete (6) 13 Pocket (8) 15 Ucrania (7) 17 To scratch (with claw, nail) (6) 18 Goma de borrar (6) 20 Herramientas (5) 22 Debt (5) 23 Izquierdo (4)


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Hexagram

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

ANNEAL BOTTLE (10) BROWSE CASUAL ELAPSE ENABLE ESTATE ESTEEM FLIMSY LETTER LOAVES MAIDEN MARBLE METEOR RANSOM REMOTE STRATA UPROAR WHITEN

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Fungal 2 Billet 3 Ginger 4 Teethe 5 Island 6 Gingko 7 Swathe 8 Inland 9 Triune 10 Window 11 Clique 12 Scrawl 13 Redact 14 Police 15 Phloem 16 Bateau 17 Sheave 18 Radium 19 Upkeep.

Nonagram

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

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How many English words of four letters or more can you make from the nine letters in our Nonagram puzzle? Each letter may be used only once (unless the letter appears twice). Each word MUST CONTAIN THE CENTRE LETTER (in this case L) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.

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

TARGET: • Average: 18 • Good: 25

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

TARGET:

• Very good: 36 • Excellent: 47

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

Average: 8 Good: 11 Very good: 16

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Excellent: 20

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION cere cert core corn cure curt ecru erne euro rent rete rote rout rune runt tern torc tore torn tour tree true turn cornu court crone cruet cuter enter enure erect eruct noter outer recon recto route tenor terce toner truce tuner center centre cornet cunner encore neuron neuter recent rennet tenner tenrec tenure tureen counter enteron neurone neutron nocturn recount trounce cretonne nocturne renounce ENCOUNTER

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QUICK Across: 1 Simple, 4 Oath, 8 Incorrect, 9 Kite, 10 Status, 13 Rescue, 15 Loan, 18 Procedure, 19 Tale, 20 Cleans.

CODE BREAKER

Down: 1 Snooker, 2 Moist, 3 Lack, 5 Alert, 6/18 Hot pot, 7 Truth, 11 Singers, 12 Quiet, 14 Spoil, 16 Opera, 17 Full.

CRYPTIC

ENGLISH-SPANISH

Across:

Across:

1 Rinse, 4 Siberia, 8 Magneto, 9 Round, 10 Outdated, 11 Mean, 13 Spends, 14 Beagle, 17 Duck, 19 Cardinal, 22 Larva, 23 Retreat, 24 Sceptic, 25 Ameer.

1 Betún, 4 Compass, 8 Charcos, 9 Desde, 10 So far, 11 Longest, 12 Escape, 14 Saucer, 17 Mostaza, 19 Menos, 21 Leave, 22 Mendigo, 23 Estirar, 24 Angry.

Down:

Down:

1 Romeo, 2 Nightie, 3 Emeralds, 4 Shoves, 5 Barb, 6 Rouse, 7 Andante, 12 Vendetta, 13 Saddles, 15 Genoese, 16 Fabric, 18 Carve, 20 Later, 21 Hart.

1 Bocas, 2 Traffic, 3 Nacer, 4 Castle, 5 Mudanza, 6 Aisle, 7 Shelter, 12 Esmalte, 13 Planear, 15 Cunning, 16 Hammer, 18 Smart, 19 Manga, 20 Snowy.

App of the week Social work THE LinkedIn app aims to be a companion to the popular employment connection web service that you can check every day. Featuring all-important profile pages detailing work experience and tools for networking. The service includes visitor metrics and a newsfeed for a more social feel and gives users a way to chat with the businesses they need to connect with.

QUIZ: … AND WEST IS WEST 1. Actor Adam West first found fame on television in 1966 playing which famed caped crusader? 2. During World War II, what nickname did Allied aircrews give to their yellow inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets? 3. First performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in January 1907, The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act play written by which Irish playwright? 4. In the TV sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, which football team did Alf Garnett support? 5. The Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical West Side Story was inspired by which play by William Shakespeare? 6. West End Girls in 1985 was which English synth-pop duo’s first UK number one hit single? 7. Which Billy Joel song was a 2001 UK number one hit single for Irish boy band Westlife?

8. Which famous actor is married to the actress Prunella Scales and, since 2014, they have been seen travelling together on British and overseas canals in the Channel 4 series Great Canal Journeys? 9. Which West Indian fast bowler was nicknamed ‘Whispering Death’? 10. Who captained West Germany in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final? Not a lot of people know that… Mamma Mia is the longest running jukebox musical on London’s West End, this production is so successful that approximately one in 10 people in the UK have seen it.

Answers: 1. BATMAN, 2. MAE WESTS, 3. JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE, 4. WEST HAM UNITED, 5. ROMEO AND JULIET, 6. PET SHOP BOYS, 7. UPTOWN GIRL, 8. TIMOTHY WEST, 9. MICHAEL HOLDING, 10. UWE SEELER

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS


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Weather

Costa del Sol TOMORROW

TODAY ANTEQUERA

ANTEQUERA

COIN RONDA

BENALMADENA MARBELLA

MIJAS

MALAGA

BENALMADENA MARBELLA

ESTEPONA

ESTEPONA

SATURDAY Almeria

Malaga TODAY: MAX 18 MIN 9-S

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

19 17 16 15 15 15

Bilbao

TODAY: MAX 17, MIN 9-S

10 - Cl 8 - Cl 6 - Cl 5 - Cl 6-S 7 - Sh

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

19 16 15 14 14 14

10 - Cl 9 - Cl 7 - Cl 8 - Cl 8 - Cl 8 - Cl

Madrid

TODAY: MAX 17, MIN 9-C

TODAY: MAX 13, MIN 5 -C

Fri 11 Sat - 11 Sun 9 Mon - 8 Tues - 9 Wed - 9

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

6 - Sh 5 - Sh 5 - Sh 4 - Sh 5 - Sh 5 - Sh

12 10 10 9 10 10

0 - Cl -1 - Cl -1 - S -3 - S -3 - S -2 - Cl

Alicante

Benidorm

Mallorca

Barcelona

TODAY: MAX 18, MIN 8-S

TODAY: MAX 18, MIN 9-S

TODAY: MAX 18, MIN 9-S

TODAY: MAX 15, MIN 7-S

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

20 16 14 13 14 14

S: Sun

8 - Cl 8 - Cl 6 - Sh 6 - Sh 6 - Sh 6 - Sh

19 15 14 13 14 14

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Cl: Clear

9 - Cl 9 - Cl 7 - Sh 8 - Sh 7 - Sh 8 - Sh

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

17 15 14 13 14 14

7 - Cl 7 - Cl 6 - Sh 7 - Sh 7 - Sh 7 - Sh

C: Cloudy

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed -

15 13 12 12 12 13

6 - Cl 4 - Cl 4 - Cl 4 - Sh 4 - Sh 5 - Cl

ANTEQUERA

COIN RONDA

MIJAS

MALAGA

BENALMADENA MARBELLA ESTEPONA

Sh: Showers

Th: Thunder

Sn: Snow

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BIRTHDAYS

THE Names of the Dead by Kevin Wignall tell s the story of former CIA officer James Wesley who was locked up in a French jail for an anti-terror operation gone wrong. A bandoned by th e Age ncy he s erve d , shunned by his colleagues and friends and cut o ff from his family, he i s shattered by the news that his ex-wife, Rachel, has been killed in a terrorist attack in Spain. He also discovers that his young son, Ethan, is missing. But Wes didn’t know he had a s on until no w. Gra nted early releas e , Wesley takes flight across Europe to search for answ ers and exact his r e venge. Can he catch the spies who betrayed him before they track him down? In order to find the answers and save his son, he must confront the dark secrets of his past before it’s too late.

RONDA

MALAGA

· Kate Moss, British model, January 16, 1974, 46 Show’ and ‘Man on the Moon.’ Her distinctive small stature and size zero figure · Mark Rylance, English actor, January 18, stood in sharp contrast to the curvy supermodels of 1960, 60 her time. She created a niche for herself in the He began his career as a theatre actor and is known for his portrayal of roles in the works of modelling industry and popularised the wide-eyed ‘waif’ look becoming one of the most iconic Shakespeare. He won an Oscar for his role in the Jim Carrey. figures in fashion, appearing on the covers of over film ‘Bridge of Spies.’ His most recent work is his 300 magazines. role in the film ‘Dunkirk’ which was directed by Christopher · Jim Carrey, Comedian and actor, January 17, 1962, 58 Nolan · Dolly Parton, American singer, January 19, 1946, 74 With comic performances in films like ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,’ ‘The Mask’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ he Best known for country music, she has put together more carved a niche for himself in the action-comedy genre. than 3,000 songs in the course of her 60-year career. She Gradually, he began acting in more serious movies, has won Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards along with being bagging prestigious honours for films, ‘The Truman

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.

nominated for the Oscars twice. · Gary Barlow, Pop singer, January 20, 1971, 49 Considered one of the most successful composers in the UK, having written 14 numbers ones and 24 hits that reached the top 10. He was a member of the British band Take That whose album Progress became the fastest-selling album of the 21st century. · Emma Bunton, Pop singer, January 21, 1976, 44 She rose to fame as Baby Spice in the British group Spice Girls who sold more than 145 million records together. Her solo debut A Girl Like Me was released in the UK on April 16, 2001, and reached number four on the UK Albums Chart. Bunton also had a recurring role in the BBC Comedy ‘Absolutely Fabulous.’

Word Ladder FIND

BELL BACK

• 1605 - Romantic One of the greatest novels of all time, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, is published. Telling the story of chivalrous Don Quixote who roams around La Mancha taking on challenges that exist entirely in his mind. • 1901 - Queen Vic The death of Queen Victoria ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign saw the growth of an empire and restored dignity to the English monarchy. • 1912 - Pole race After a two-month ordeal, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month. • 1957 - Pie fun The Wham-O toy company produces the first aerodynamic discs now known as Frisbees. • 1966 - Nuclear A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 jet tanker over Spain’s Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and one in the sea. • 1971 - Soul man The release of Marvin Gaye’s Whats Going On? marked a turning point in his career. Gaye was popular in the 1960s with hits blending soul, rock, and pop and is credited with a leading role in the racial integration of popular music in America. • 1993 - Cartoon Production begins on Toy Story, the first full-length feature film created by the pioneering Pixar Animation Studios.

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

MILL BILL BELL or FIND BIND BAND BALD BALL BELL

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Solution FIND WIND WILD WILL WELL (BILL) BELL or FIND MIND MILD

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FANS of the HBO smash-hit series Big Little Lies will be happy that it has returned for a second season available now on DVD. Trouble returns to Monterey, CA as the women’s relationships unravel, loyalties erode, and the potential for emotional and bodily harm still looms large. In Season 2, the ‘Monterey Five’ - Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie - do their best to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, just as Perry’s mother MaryLouise (Superstar Meryl Streep) arrives looking for answers.


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Tech trends for 2020: What can you expect?

QUANTUM COMPUTING: Would be fantastic.

RONNIE ROCKS THE TECH Flexible displays MOTOROLA had a more successful launch of its new Razr, although some reviewers complained about the price. But this is unlikely to hold the market back. Samsung is expected to launch other devices with flexible displays next year ­ possibly a tablet. It is betting big on the market, having invested $5.5bn in developing flexible dis­ plays.

Analysts say that screens will be incorpo­ rated into all sorts of sur­ faces. Smart speakers might have wrap­around displays, watch­like de­ vices will have straps with displays, and fridge doors might have large screens. Super­fast mobile We can expect the roll­ out of high­speed mobile phone networks to con­ tinue. By the end of 2019 around 40 networks in 22 countries were offering 5G service. By the end of 2020 that number will have more than doubled to around

AUTONOMOUS CAR: Uses GPO for navigation. 125 operators. Quantum computing In October Google said that its quantum comput­ er had performed a task in 200 seconds than the fastest supercomputer would have taken 10,000 years to complete. There was some quib­ bling over its achieve­ ment, but experts say it was a big moment. Once the technology is proven, quantum computers could spur breakthroughs in chemistry, pharmaceuti­ cals, and engineering or maybe even a cure for Cancer? Now that would

be fantastic… 3D printing It finds a wide range of applications from pro­ ducing artificial organs to building architectural marvels. Many different materials can be used for 3D printing, such as ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereo lithog­ raphy materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photo poly­ mers and polycarbonate. Yes, you can now print almost anything! Autonomous car Also known by differ­

ROBOTIC ARM: With incredible versatility. ent names like driverless car or self­driving car. It uses techniques like computer vision and GPS, for navigating and dri­ ving the car with the help of Artificial intelli­ gence. Artificial Intelligence­AI Google Brain, Google’s AI research division: Arti­ ficial intelligence promis­ es to transform ­ and in­ deed, has already transformed ­ entire in­ dustries, from civic plan­ ning and health care to cybersecurity. But priva­ cy remains an unsolved challenge in the industry,

particularly where com­ pliance and regulation are concerned. Well that’s the Tech forecast for 2020 and it’s by no means complete. There are some mind­ blowing technologies waiting to be revealed, DNA self­tests using body sensors, life­like ro­ bots with incredible ver­ satility, major advances in gene therapy, solar power breakthroughs, battery innovations, it’s all coming together. Let’s just hope the World Wide Web can handle it!


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Medical tourism attracts MEDICAL tourism is the fastest growing sector in the travel industry these days. Healthcare and wellness tourism is growing with a massive in­ crease of 10­15 per cent every year. Spain has held its place as one of the most popular countries to travel to especially from Scandinavia, the UK and the Baltic countries. Why does private healthcare abroad attract? Today’s travellers tend to be very aware of price com­ parisons between private clinic care in their home country and for example in Spain. Those who want to get away a little cheaper, or avoid long waiting times, prefer to go to a private clinic where they can communicate in their own language, with reliable and high quali­ ty care and take the opportunity to combine the medical treatments with regular tourism. Even rising prices for healthcare

SOL EYES: Specialise in ophthalmology, surgery and medical services.

and long queues for national health services in EU countries cause many travellers to seek different types of treatment abroad. For example, if your cataracts are not too bad, stronger glasses and brighter reading lights may help for a while. Cataracts get worse over time, so you’ll eventually need surgery to remove and replace the affected lens. Surgery is the only treatment that’s proven to be effective for cataracts. The waiting list for the operation can be anything from a few months to five years, especially in countries with a public healthcare service. Sol Eyes International Clinics on the Costa del Sol specialise in world­class ophthalmology, surgery and medical services. The company has been around since 2014 and has expanded steadily since. At present, we have two clinics in the Malaga region with eye clinics where you can benefit

from our eye specialist services such as annual examinations, specialty care, dry eye treatment, laser eye surgery or get rid of cataracts or age vision. The medical department’s range of services includes world­class or­ thopaedics, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, gynae­ cologists, urologists and cosmetolo­ gists. Every patient is treated by experi­ enced specialists who guarantee that all measures are completed safe and for the patient’s best. The premises are designed to the smallest detail ac­ cording to Dr Petri Oksman’s wishes with state­of­the­art examination and treatment equipment and the com­ bined experience of our staff from tens of thousands of operations made over several decades. Tel: 952 470 773 (Fuengirola) or 952 635 719 (Marbella)


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Weighed down THE weight of a regular A4­sized notebook is around half a kilo or 1.1 pounds. If textbooks weigh the same and eight­year­olds have around six subjects, it’s just a question of do­ ing the math. Children don’t always carry all of their books, but they also tend to pack a pencil case, their lunch or a dictionary. It all adds up, meaning that a child’s backpack can easily weigh four to five kilos. Taking into account that the average eight­ year­old weighs 25 kilos, their school rucksack could represent around 15 to 20 per cent of their total body weight. This would be equiva­ lent to an adult carrying a 15­kilo bag to work. A study conducted by the PODUMA Re­ search group at the University of Malaga has determined the effects of heavy backpacks on children. Researchers have concluded that if the backpack represents over 15 per cent of the child’s weight, the body reacts by signifi­ cantly changing the way they walk. According to the investigators, strides be­ come shorter and the feet spend more time in contact with the ground. These changes coin­ cide with the first steps to suffering muscu­ loskeletal injuries. The study was carried out over the course of a year and involved the participation of 231

children from Malaga who were be­ tween six and 12 years. The tests were conducted as each boy or girl walked with backpacks of varying weight. In all cases, it was noted that backpacks weighing over 15 per cent of bodyweight caused the shape of the tread to vary. A member of the Bio­ medical Research Insti­ tute in Malaga assured that this habit causes a predisposition to have problems in the future. He explained that children who walk carrying a lot of weight on a daily basis suffer from walking disorders. Therefore, they have more options to con­ tract knee and back injuries. In addition to affecting the biome­ chanics of walking, too much weight can cause future in­ juries to the hips, feet or back. These problems could be easily aggravated if the child already suffers an alteration, including scolio­ sis or flat feet.

Pressure perfect MORE and more experts now recommend that people with high blood pressure reg­ ularly check their blood pres­ sure at home. This can give a better reflection of your blood pressure, as being tested in somewhere like a GP surgery can make you feel anxious and can affect the result. It can also allow you to monitor your condi­ tion more easily in the long term. You can buy a variety of low­cost monitors so you can test your blood pressure at home or while you’re on the move. Doing this gives peo­ ple an idea where their blood pressure stands in between doctor’s appointments and can motivate them to care more about their health. It also helps doctors make quick medication adjust­ ments to keep blood pres­ sure in a healthy zone. However, home blood pressure monitors aren’t al­ ways as accurate as they should be. It has been reported that home blood pressure moni­

tors may be inaccurate in 5 per cent to 15 per cent of pa­ tients, depending on the threshold for accuracy used. A study at the University of Alberta in Calgary tested dozens of home monitors used by 85 patients averag­ ing 66 years of age. Researchers found the units weren’t accurate within five mmHg of blood pres­ sure about 70 per cent of the time and the devices were off the mark by at least 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. Such inaccuracies could end with some people taking too much or too lit­ tle blood pressure medica­ tion. There are a number of ways to minimise inaccurate readings with the devices. Patients can compare the blood pressure machine measurement with a blood pressure measurement in a clinic before exclusively rely­ ing upon home blood pres­ sure readings. It is also im­ portant is to do several blood pressure measurements and base treatment decisions

over multiple readings. Whatever you do, make sure you use equipment that has been properly tested. The British Hypertension So­ ciety (BHS) has information about validated blood pres­ sure monitors you can buy.

HARMFUL: Heavy backpacks can cause walking disorders in children.


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SOCIAL SCENE CELEBRITIES

Katie’s coming 2019 was a bad year for former glamour model Katie Price, and close sources say she is considering moving to one of her favourite holiday spots, the Costa del Sol. Price was declared bankrupt last year and has now moved out of her ‘mucky mansion’ as bankruptcy trustees take control and is reported to be living above a hairdresser’s shop in a friend’s flat based in Surrey as she considers her future. Bankruptcy laws differ in the UK where you can remain bankrupt for different periods of time, the standard time being 12 months but for larger amounts can see an order up to three years or more. However, some choose to move to Spain and restart their life by becoming a Spanish resident and opening bank accounts whilst leasing or purchasing property without the restrictions of the bankruptcy trustees in the UK. Price keeps in regular contact with Marbella entertainer Ronnie Howells and recently

told him of her desire to live in Spain. He told Euro Weekly News that “Only recently whilst at a club in Marbella she said she was considering the move now.” Meanwhile, further reports of sightings of Price have been reported on the Costa del Sol lately, but not in the glamorous areas associated with a celebrity of Price’s status such as Puerto Banus, but reportedly the La Cala region. Property agent Gary Adamson of Fuengirola said the chatter between agents is that she’s seeking a three bedroom modern apartment. Gary told the Euro Weekly News “I showed an apartment to a representative just three weeks ago by Fuengirola castle, she kept saying Katie would like this and Katie would like that, she even made a phone call to Katie and sent her a video.” Only time will tell if the Costa del Sol has a new celebrity resident. HOUSE HUNTING: Former model had a bad year.

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Ageless beauty JENNIFER LOPEZ celebrated her 50th birthday with a concert in Fuengirola last August as part of her ‘It’s My Party Tour.’ At the recent Golden Globes, the actress, singer and dancer appeared on the red carpet in a dress fitted with a huge bow on the front that made her look like a Christmas gift. The 50-year-old was nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for her role as Ramona in the 2019 hit ‘Hustlers.’ Her appearance on the red carpet had people asking what is the beauty secret of the 50-year-old actress? As if she had read their minds she revealed her secret in a tweet on Twitter: ‘Thx to Biotulin.’ But what exactly is Biotulin? It is an organic botox gel used by such beauties as Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle as a natural alternative to botox. Applied as a lotion it is quickly absorbed into the skin, and smooths and firms it without the typical formation of a mask. Hyaluronic acid provides additional fullness to the skin with a tightening and smoothing effect visible immediately.

RED CARPET DRESS: Nominated for a Golden Globe.


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Gin Bars by John Le Seuer IF you have been back to the UK of late you will have noticed that there a lot of Gin bars springing up. In some pubs too there is a whole rack of space reserved just for Gin. It’s no longer one type, but lots of different varieties. This happened because a few years ago distilleries were de­regulated to some extent, and thus the tradi­ tional huge distilleries now faced competition from micro distilleries which could now make distillations. Just as Japanese whisky is now accepted as being every bit as good as Scotch whisky, so the Scots have started to make Gin. Botanist comes from the isle of Islay, normally associated with single malt whiskies. So be careful when you ask for a Scotch these days, it might be a Gin. The problem with the new high end Gins is that they really do need sensitive serving. Yes you can be slapdash and pour in a standard tonic with a bit of lemon and some ice, but it might not be the way to get the best flavour from the Gin. If you are paying for a high end Gin it needs to be a high end serving. Hendricks for example is best served with an organic tonic like Fever Tree, and some cucumber, lemon does not serve it well. My favourite though is Silent Pool. It comes from Guild­ ford in Surrey, UK, and is infused with ‘Botanicals,’ Juniper and a bit of honey. It is then not as harsh as a dry gin and responds well to Fever Tree tonic. But best of all, because it has kaffir of lime in it, you can make it with lime. To do so squeeze a 1/4 of lime into the drink, use an­

SILENT POOL: My favourite Gin, a rather lovely drink. other 1/4 to run round the rim of the glass gently squeezing and put a slice in the glass. Use the same tech­ nique with lemon. To be honest lime works the best. You can though get a little more adventurous. Take a potato peeler to an orange. Peel off some strips of orange peel, put them in the glass, then squeeze two grapes into the glass, don’t put the grapes into the glass though. Silent Pool at this points changes like a chameleon into a very different, rather lovely drink. Cheers.

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BRITISH ROCKABILLY BAND: The Blue Cats will be at Rockin’Race.

Rockabilly rules in Torremolinos THE 26th Rockin’Race Jam­ boree will be held at the Prince of Asturias Auditori­ um in Torremolinos from

Fe b r u a r y 6 t o 9 a n d promises to be a major mu­ sical event with more than 30 bands, DJs and classic cars. It’s a real rockabilly event which attracts audiences from all over Europe and the town of Torremolinos is the place to be seen if you like Beehive hairstyles, drapes, 50’s fashion and American music. There are some surprise bands promised along with four days of real fun and glamour.

There is a great five­day offer at €80 per person to include a free CD, although you can buy entry for single days, but at €40 per person and be warned, Sunday tickets are already exhaust­ ed. A number of the events take place in different parts of the town and there will be a limited number of market stalls offering a se­ lection of goods in keeping with the event. To find out more visit https://rockinrace.com

Brothers in Band ON Saturday February 1 at 10pm, the Paris 15 Sala in Malaga City welcomes the Brothers in Band presenting their Alchemy Re­Live Dire Straits show which faithfully reproduces the sounds of one of Britain’s most suc­ cessful bands. Dire Straits are unlikely to perform again due to the much publicised disagree­ ments between various members, especially as Mark Knopfler has become a regular composer of film soundtracks, his brother David Knopfler simply had enough and bass player John Illsley has his own band. The nine Spanish musi­ cians in Brothers in Band have however spent years honing their performance so that if you close your eyes, you think that you are back watching the real thing. High spots include, Sul­ tans of Swing, Love over Gold, Romeo and Juliet and naturally, Money for Noth­ ing. This is a nine­piece band of professional musi­ cians who are known for their album and DVD re­ leases and they simply spend most of their lives on road reproducing the music of their heroes. Tickets cost €27.95 on­ line.


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This week Celebrity Chef & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala shares some New Year tips to help shed those Christmas pounds!

New Year, new you! Steven Saunders FMCGB The Little Geranium La Cala de Mijas & Marbella www.thelittlegeranium.com EVERY New Year I try and get healthy again because let’s face it we all want to feel and look better, but it’s not easy changing the habits of eating those yummy chocolates and left over Christmas treats. Realising and accepting that we have eaten and drunk too much is the first step to get­ ting us to think about doing something about it! We all want to eat less junk food, smoke less, drink less and get fit, but it’s not easy. I always kick start the New Year with the best diet plan in my opinion for immediate re­ sults, it is the Keto diet. The name ‘keto’ comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called ‘ketones.’ This is an alternative fuel source for the body, used

when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. The liver pro­ duces ketones from fat; these ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body burning off the fat. If you change your diet to eating very few carbs and a good amount of protein within weeks you will start seeing a difference. It is a diet that is safe for everyone unless you are taking medication for dia­ betes, high blood pressure or you are breast feeding. (Con­ sult your doctor first if that is the case.) On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24­7. This is great if you want to lose weight quickly, but my ad­ vice is not to stay on it. Use it as the means to get rid of those unwanted pounds and afterwards be careful what you eat and do some exercise. This is also the time of year that I lighten up my menus in terms of using less carby veg­

DO EXERCISE: The padel team.

etables like the ones that grow underground. I have been buying kale, cauliflower, tender stem broc­ coli and baby courgettes as they are all low in carbs. How­ ever, I still have some most in­ dulgent dishes on the menu of course and always will. My business thrives off spe­ cial occasions and that’s when we put aside our diet plans for a bit and just enjoy the occa­ sion. In any case it is almost impossible to do a seven days a week diet so I always eat

what I want on my days off (Sunday and Mondays) then I go back to the stricter regime on Tuesday. One of the other most im­ portant things to do is exercise and I have been playing padel at the Miraflores tennis club for the last few weeks and I am really enjoying it! A bit of fun with exercise and a bit more thought to what I am eating and the ex­ cess pounds will falI off. If you want to lose some weight with a sensible diet

plan with no gimmicks then take a look at Keto and at the list below and start making the change! What can I eat on this diet? • Lots of fish especially salmon and shellfish • Cheese but no biscuits • Cream and coconut milk • Eggs • Natural fat like olive oil, butter, coconut oil, avocado oil • All meat • Vegetables that grow above the ground especially leafy green vegetables • All salads • Berries like strawberries, blackcurrants, blueberries • Tea and coffee with no sugar, water, wine in modera­ tion, some diet drinks What should I avoid? • Bread unless made with almond or other nut flour • Potatoes • Pasta • Sweet candy and choco­ late bars • Rice, couscous and other

grains • Full fat fizzy drinks and beer • Condiments like ketchup, brown sauce • Smoothies made with fruit as they contain too much nat­ ural sugar Here are some food swaps 1. Swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate (minimum 80 per cent cocoa solids) 2. Swap fruit yoghurts for natural Greek yoghurt and add fresh raspberries 3. Swap cheese and biscuits for cheese with an apple or with olives or celery 4. Swap crisps and sugary nuts for whole brazil nuts or macadamia nuts 5. Swap potatoes for roast­ ed cauliflower 6. Swap root vegetables for green leafy vegetables 7. Swap sweets and cakes for fresh raspberries, blackber­ ries, strawberries or cherries 8. Swap bread for bread made with only nut flour not wheat or gluten free breads.

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Roasted cauliflower soup, wild mushrooms and truffle oil THE flavour of the cauliflower is enhanced incredibly when roasted to make this silky smooth, warming, most delicious soup. Ide­ al for a light lunch or dinner, but avoid the bread! INGREDIENTS for four • 1 large head cauliflower (about 1 kilo), cut into florets • 3 tablespoons extra­virgin olive oil • Maldon salt • 1 red onion, chopped • 2 sticks celery chopped into 2cm pieces • 3 cloves garlic peeled and sliced • 1 leek washed and cut into 2cm pieces • 1 .5 litres of good vegetable stock • 2 tablespoons of olive oil mixed with 1 clove of garlic finely chopped • 200g approx of wild or field mushrooms cleaned and pan fried with the garlic oil above until tender and cooked

SILKY SMOOTH: Roasted cauliflower soup, wild mushrooms and truffle oil.

• 150g tablespoons unsalted butter • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg • 100ml of milk and 100ml of cream mixed together and warmed • 1 tablespoon of white truffle oil (or four good drizzles) Method 1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC 2 Toss the cauliflower florets with two ta­ blespoons of the olive oil until lightly and evenly coated in oil. Arrange the cauli­ flower in a single layer in a roasting tray and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake until the cauliflower is tender and caramelised on the edges, 25 minutes approx tossing halfway. 3 Once the cauliflower is almost done, in a large pan warm the remaining one table­ spoon olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion garlic, leek and celery and

sweat in the pan, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds, then add the vegetable stock. 4 Reserve four roasted cauliflower flo­ rets for garnish. Then transfer the remain­ ing cauliflower to the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a fast simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes 5 Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender, working in batches if necessary to create a smooth thick soup. 6 Add the butter and the nutmeg and blend again. 7 When required simply heat up the soup and add the warmed milk and cream and blend with an electric hand blender. Top the soup with the reserved cauli­ flower florets and a few cooked wild mush­ rooms and drizzle with the truffle oil.

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Tricky things, headlines

CATS: While dogs regard humans as gods, cats believe they ARE gods. the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and it found that cat owners are church dodgers, while evangeli­ cals tend to shun the beasts. I illustrated the report with a photo of our late, lamented Smirnoff, a black Persian that once terrified a Spanish neighbour. The young woman, clearly very su­ perstitious, stopped speaking to me

after she encountered Smirnoff when she’d called round to borrow our vac­ uum cleaner as hers had blown up. While she was standing on the doorstep, the cat leaped onto my shoulder and fixed his frighteningly golden gaze on her. Her reaction was not entirely sur­ prising, because an awful lot of peo­ ple regard cats as ‘pure evil.’ That

term was used in an entertaining piece entitled ‘13 reasons why cats are just pure evil,’ written for the South China Morning Post by Lucy Christie. Christie asserted that ‘cats and evil villains go together like milk and cookies.’ She pointed out that some famous examples include Dr Evil from the Austin Powers movie series, with

his ‘ugly’ cat Mr Bigglesworth, and Gargamel and Azrael from the Smurfs. She then introduced witches. ‘Everyone knows witch + broomstick + black cat. And if Disney has taught us anything, it’s that witches are in­ herently evil and don’t just want to put a spell on you, they want to kill you (Sleeping Beauty wouldn’t have been much of story if Maleficent had done her job properly). Enter cats. The perfect heartless sidekick; they don’t care whether you live or die, as long as they’re getting some tuna at the end of it.’ For the record, the late Christopher Hitchens, writer and outspoken athe­ ist, said while dogs regard humans as gods, cats believe they ARE gods. Our two dogs would agree that fe­ lines are malevolent. We have hordes of feral cats in our neighbourhood because someone ­ I’ve yet to discov­ er who ­ insists on leaving food out for them. So they lurk in the bushes and lash out at my pooches, turning a tranquil stroll into the Third World War. If I ever find out who’s feeding the things I’ll show them the evil side of MY nature!


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CLASSIFIEDS INSURANCE MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! EU INSURANCE DIRECT. Best prices, best service, best cover for all your Insurance needs. TEL 951 080 118 or 952 830 843 (281380) LSM INSURANCE. No fat singing blokes or trumpeting telephones, just professional service at the best prices for all your insurance needs including car, household, commercial, life, health and travel. Tel 952 578 008 or www.lsminsurance.biz for a quotation (287020)

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

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

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CLASSIFIEDS 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) EMERGENCY LOCKSMITH/SAFE ENGINEERS - 24/7 CALLOUT - 636 770 865/952 660 233 OR VISIT OUR SHOP IN LA CALA WWW.SECURITYOFS PAIN.COM

MISCELLANEOUS WOODY’S LOS BOLICHES. Greetings 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

MOBILITY S E N I O R W O R L D (est.2008) – MOBILITY scooters, wheelchairs, stairlifts, nursing beds, rise ‘n’ recline chairs & a large range of daily living aids for sale or hire, for a better life. Visit our showroom in Los Boliches - or call on 952 663 131 or 670 964 181 for advice & best prices (285452) 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.worldofmobility.es 622 832 954 (287765)

MOSQUITO SCREENS MOSQUITO screens, sliding, pulldown, pleated, colours call Mosquito Nick 647 072 861 (281384)

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www.euroweeklynews.com ACE OF SHADES – Don’t let the bugs get you! Available in enrollable, slider and pleated. Large choice of colours including wood effect. Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / info@aceof shades.design MOSQUITO Screens for windows, doors and a high-quality sliding patio door screen. All finishes available. Quick service. All areas covered. Call Julian 655 825 931 (287016)

CITROEN PICASSO C-3 2014 One private owner 25,000 Klm (15,000mls). Diamond white this has been garaged from new it looks great ideal small MPV for only 8,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com. SUZUKI SX-4 Cross Over 4+2 1.6 Inj. 2014 One private owner 40,000 Klm (25,000 Mls ) diamond white this jeep has been very well maintained LOOK AT THIS LOW PRICE WAS 10,995€ NOW 10,500€ 952 838 842/ 608 950 221 bill bradycars.com

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CAR SERVICES BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369 (287423)

FOR SALE SELLING YOUR SPANISH CAR? PHONE Bill Brady for the best cash price. Stay safe and phone Bill on 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com MASSIVE NEW YEAR SAVINGS 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 billbradycars.com MASSIVE NEW YEAR SAVINGS VOLVO V-60 4-D (Estate) 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. MASSIVE REDUCTION NOW ONLY 17,995€ - 952 838 842/608 950 221 billbrady cars.com (284761) HONDA CIVIC estate (Diesel) 1.6 Six speed manual. 2014 One private owner full service history from Honda only 64,000 Klm. (40,000 Mls) Diamond white, eco drive, Honda have too many extras to list here, look at this price it’s unbeatable WAS 13,995€ NOW 12,995€ 952 838 842/ 608 950 221 billbradycars.com.

BMW Tourer 316D 2013 44.000km (27.000 Mls) white WAS 15,995€ NOW 14,995€ from private owner, many extras, in perfect condition. 952 838 842/ 608 950 221 billbradycars.com AUTOMATIC Renault Kadjar 2018 14,000 Klm (8,000 Mls) with full warranty as it’s top of the range, too many extras to list what a saving at only WAS 19’995€ NOW 17,995€ 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com 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) 4X4 AUTOMATIC DIESEL BMW. X3, 2013, Everything you want, only 77,000 kilometres, (approx. 47,000 miles). Sat nav. Parking sensors, roof bars, cd, electric, alloy wheels, private owner returning UK. WAS.... 21,500€ NEW REDUCED PRICE....18,500€. See photos web page www.robert soncars-spain.com phone 952 832 173/608 658 785 DIESEL JAGUAR X TYPE ESTATE WAGON EXECUTIVE 2.2, 2008 model, chrome roof rack, parking sensors. 5 door, cd, climate control, beige leather interior, dark blue, alloy wheels, Jaguar bonnet badge this is one good looking big cat, even has a retractable Jaguar dog grill, low kms. WAS 6,995€ NEW REDUCED PRICE €5,995 see photos web page www.robertsoncarsspain.com phone Samantha 952 832 173/608 658 785 whatsapp

16 - 22 January 2020 LOOK REDUCED PRICE 4X4 JEEP CHEROKEE DIESEL 2L, 2014 only 61,000kms. Parking sensors. One private lady owner, immaculate, manual, grey, make me an offer what are you waiting for this is a great reduction W A S . . . 1 8 , 9 9 5 € NOW..15,995€ o.n.o see photos web page. www.ro bertsoncars-spain.com phone 952 832 173/ 608 658 785 4x4 AUTOMATIC / DIESEL HONDA CR-V 2.2. 2014 model, only 54,000kms. (approx.32,000 miles), glass roof, mink metallic paintwork, beige leather interior, alloy wheels, reverse parking camera and front sensors, CD. Stop start keyless, electric everything, and most important fully stamped HONDA SERVICE HISTORY, last service Oct. 2019, Happiness is this Honda....€16,995 See photos web. www.robertsoncarsspain.com phone /whats app. Samantha 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 CABRIO AUTOMATIC OPEL ASTRA .TT. 1.8. 2008 only 74,000kms, (approx 47,000miles) one lady owner, always garaged, electric hard roof folds into boot, beautiful sky blue , everything you want , ideal CABRIO WEATHER…… €7,500. Samantha 952 832 173/ 608 658 785. See photos web. www.robertsoncarsspain.com

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 (287296)

BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369 (287423)

REPAIRS ENGLISH bodyshop, fully equipped, Mijas Costa. No Job Too Small. 952 667 074 (286665) BRITISH MECHANIC Mijas Costa. Experienced & Reliable. 605 407 369 (287423)

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MUSIC ENHANCE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH THE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS OF LIVE SPANISH GUITAR PLAYED BY DAVID CHRISTIAN-CLARK. ECLECTIC REPERTOIRE. RECOMMENDED BY TOP WEDDING-PLANNERS AND AGENTS. SEE HIM ON GOOGLE & FACEBOOK. CALL 00 350 540 367 29 (287087)

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WANTED LICENSED Captain (500 ton) / Yacht Broker for all your yachting needs. Deliveries, maintenance, brokerage, consulting. Over 30 Years in business. Call Heikki +34 609 671 344 or email info@compass-int.com (287896)

CARS, VANS, ANY REGISTRATION, INSTANT CASH, FINANCE/EMBARGO UK OR SPANISH 685 524 921 (253107) CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN/UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (253107) WANTED CARS AND VANS, FREE COLLECTION, SAME DAY 685 524 921. (253107) CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH/WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837. (253107) WANTED, 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. (287368) ALL CARS / Commercials wanted, runners or nonrunners. Cash. Buyer collects. Transfer included. 605 109 796 (286047)

NAUTICAL COURSES INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER LICENCE: Courses held in English and starts soon. RYA VHF and Radar Courses. 636 444 929 (287801)

PEST CONTROL COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee. Serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (285686)

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 (287370) www.euroweeklynews.com


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LOW COST NEUTERING 630 197 435 (Eng) / 952 112 978 (283419)

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

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16 - 22 January 2020 our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals that you can see on www.adana.es. Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call 952 113 467, available from 10.00am until 14.00pm. (93319) SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public at weekends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at any time. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepeonline.net www.sepeonline.net (93321) SOS ANIMAL REFUGE we have dogs, young and

old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desperately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about rehoming, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website www.sos-animals.org or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317) 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 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 Viñ a Borrego behind Venta Miralmonte. For more information and directions see our website www.horse rescuespain.org, our Facebook page Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or tel. 610 845 491 or 656 935 613

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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 / www.eurodog.es (242538) PETCARE PET HOTEL. Alhaurin el Grande. Holiday accommodation for dogs and cats. Heated/Air-conditioned kennels available. Tel: 952 112 284 / 685 400 216 www.petcares pain.com. Find us on Facebook at Petcare Spain. (278403) LAGUNA KENNELS AND CATTERY. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. lagunaken nels@hotmail.com. Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983. (285836)

PET TRANSPORT ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.pet chauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauffeur.eu (284908)

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PROPERTY FOR SALE WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets, fincas, village homes, apartments and villas. Legal building plots. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (282689)

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STARLIGHT PROPERTY. All Areas. Residential & Holiday Lets. 689 819 592 www.starlight-spain.com (286668)

KENNELS CAT & DOG World Kennels and Cattery. 952 112 978 / 630 197 435. www.catanddogworld.com (287370)

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PLUMBER for all your plumbing, water heaters, bathrooms, tiling. Benalmadena based, travel no problem. Construction work. Glen 669 073 773. (286750) PLUMBING. Leak detection & blocked drains. Tel 952 568 414 / 661 910 772 / drainspain.com (281379)

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

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PRINTERS SIGNS, all type of 3D letters and light boxes, full CNC cutting services, large and small format printing like posters, roller banners, business card and flyers, we create your corporate identity, logos, real estate boards, decoration items for homes and offices. We cover the Coast and delivery. 951 310 395 /952 906 121 info@eye print.es (287437)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MALAGA EXPAT CONSULTING - Paperwork Assistance, (NIE, Residencia, Driving Licence Renewal, Car Transfer, Doctor Registrations, Translation, Property Rental Licence and more), Relocation Advice. Outstanding service at competitive rates. Call Irina Saltmarsh 687 733 743 www.malaga expat.com (287019)

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MARBELLA, BANUS, Luxury 3, 2 & 1 bedroom apartments by Marina. Jacuzzi. Private Garden. Pools, Garage. Long or short term. bravoele zovic@gmail.com 34 637 439 222 (287450) APARTMENT near Estepona Port. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, internet. 825€ PM plus bills. Jason 608 365 520 (287360) GARAGE for let, Sol Playa next to Las Palmeras Hotel Fuengirola. 00353 872 535755 (287453)

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


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NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 31ST Jan 2020. Space available each way. Tel. 639 928 090 (282924)

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PROFESSIONAL LOCAL REMOVALS AT AFFORDABLE RATES. 1/2 DAY FROM € 90. FULL DAY FROM €175. WE ALSO PROVIDE A FORTNIGHTLY DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE TO UK AND EUROPE (INCL SCOTLAND). WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TO USA, AUSTRALIA, ETC AND FULL STORAGE FACILITIES. TEL (0034) 952 578 507 OR (0034) 637 892 278 / EMAIL garymoveit@yahoo.co. uk (284109)

LOCAL & International Removals Regular Schedules 603 860 702 move@frein ternational.com (257824) HIGH TOP VAN going from Spain to UK and return. Reliable Service. Call Graham 620 353 594 for details. E-Mail vgcasacol or@gmail.com (286483) JDS EURO TRANSPORT & REMOVALS - Regular trips throughout Europe. Contact Julian 00 44 7884 908 929/00 34 637 066 114 See Facebook Page for recommendations (285453) Spain UK UK Spain, Part / full loads Storage. Pet transport / travel with your pets spainukukspain @gmail.com 637 980 655 (287490) MOVE IT MASTERS UKSPAIN-UK. Over 30 years experience. Guaranteed lowest prices. Storage & kennelling available Tel or WhatsApp: 660 030 107 (287114) moveit-storeit.com Tel David 696 810 618 (282693) www.euroweeklynews.com

16 - 22 January 2020 bmceuropean.com 18+ years experience. New Clean Vehicles running several times monthly. ONLINE QUOTE. Insured with RSA. 1/2 cubic metre to 100+ from £80p cbm. Worried who to use? We’ll look after you. Call the BMC European Moving team free on Spain 900 984 960 or UK 0800 612 4677 (Don’t buy a dog - Rescue!) (287164)

MAN AND VAN MAN & VAN, 20€ ph. Removals, Rubbish & House Clearances. Paul 622 020 856 (277272) MOVEIT-STOREIT.COM Tel David 696 810 618 (282693) 2 MEN, Van €30 p hour. House Clearances & Storage. 651 081 610 MAN & VAN removals & house clearance €20ph 609 321 958 (287499) HANDYMAN & Van Small removals, clearances. 603 257 612 (287492)

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SEWING SERVICES

ACE OF SHADES - PERSIANA (security shutter) electric and manual, various colours available including wood effect, we also offer a repair service. Make your home more secure! Tel: 951 273 254 / 671 732 204 / in fo@aceofshades.design

CURTAINS, Blinds, Upholstery, Soft furnishings made to measure, wide range fabrics and foam 672 800 887 judein spain@hotmail.com

ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER shutter repairs, 7 days a week, conversion from manual to motorised, new installations. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (284536)

SERVICES

CARPENTRY CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens. Bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years’ experience. Very reliable. 677 087 575 (277284)

FURNITURE

SITUATIONS VACANT

STORAGE STORAGE Marbella Dry Secure 603 860 702 move@freinternational.com (257824) STORAGE lowest price guaranteed. Packaging materials Self-Storage Marbella 952 811 311

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FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 499 944 (241249) FURNITURE repairs & restorations 603 257 612 (287492)

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SIGN & DESIGNS EYEPRINT – 951 310 395

SITUATIONS VACANT TAKE Care of your Career as a live in Carer in the UK. If you have good written/spoken English with a British or EU passport you can earn from £1134 - £1344 for 2 weeks. Contact Sandra Field on 658 965 204 or email s.field@consultus care.com (282731) BLUE SQUARE REAL ESTATE is opening a New Office in Fuengirola - Mijas Costa and looking for Enthusiastic Sales Executives that like a challenge. Experience in real estate or sales not essential, as you get full sales training & guidance. Only requirements are must speak at least English or Spanish & have a good team spirit. Also looking for sales executives for Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona or Sotogrande. For more info call us on 951 667 788 or send your CV to tessa.vanbeneden@bluesquare.com (287491) NATIVE SPANISH Teacher required. Immediate Start. Calahonda Language Centre, Mijas Costa. Contact 952 931 176 (287925)

SOLAR ENERGY TV & SATELLITE

SOLAR AIR COLLECTORS Our Solarventi Air Collectors offer the complete solution! Ventilation, Dehumidification & Heating with Solar Energy Free to Run- Eliminates Mould, Damp & Fungus - 5 Year Guarantee A Danish product Call Now for a FREE site visit 952 955 018 / 664 871 133 www.advasolsolutions.com

SOLAR Hot Water Systems. Quality Guaranteed. All Areas, EnvirocareSpain since 1996. Call 952 663 141 or 670 409 759 www.envirocares pain.com info@enviro c a r e s p a i n . c o m (287013)


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

SPORT GOLF SHARE Las Brisas €18,000 Offers 617 333 777 (278948)

WESTARPOOLS. Pool construction, renovation, repairs and heating. 619 246 372 / www.westar pools.com (286415)

TAROT READING TAROT READING African Spiritualist. Voodoo. Black and White Magic. LOVE ISSUES? Bring Back Your Love? Business and Economy Problems? Family Matters? Sales? Sport? Protect From Evil? Feel Like You Cannot Go On? Etc. Mr Syla has a rapid solution within 24h result – Tel. 626 502 803 (287466)

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

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TRANSLATOR OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS. All languages. 952 789 204. Mobile 654 613 094. sanpedrotransla tions@gmail.com (286767)

TV & SATELLITE REPAIRS – TVs, Plasmas, LCDs, Digi – Boxes, Video, Hi-Fi and microwaves. Free estimates, can collect. 35 years’ experience. John 952 491 723 or 600 706 201 (287435)

UPHOLSTERY ADVANCED Cleaning Services. Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning, 28 years experience, wet/dry clean. Honest, reliable. 678 808 837 / 952 669 701 acservs@outlook.com

SWIMMING POOL heat pumps. Covers and rollers. Filtration systems. Quality guaranteed. All areas. EnvirocareSpain since 1996. Call 952 663 141 or 670 409 759 www.enviro carespain.com info@en virocarespain.com POOL MAINTENANCE, repairs, friendly, reliable service. Estepona, Malaga, inland re-grouts, heaters. 678 791 495 / 951 295 699 www.sparklenripple.net www.perfectpools.es M aintenance, Repairs & Renovations. Also, the very latest technology in pool heaters, covers & rollers. info@perfectpools.es. 650 348 785 (282222)

CARPETS AND SOFAS cleaned. Reliable, fast service. Family run. Cleansol 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. 10am - 10pm 7 days, all areas Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (206437) UPHOLSTERY including leather cleaned also carpets. 685 524 921

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WINDOW TINTING MOBILE SERVICE. ITV Legal. Solar Reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts. Stop fading, heat & glare. 958 496 571 – 644 546 176 ian@solarshadetinting.com

MARBELLA CENTRE the ideal place for your enjoyment in the city centre, eight young ladies for unforgettable moments. Open 24h and prices from €50. For reservations and information call 620 366 817. (283928) MATURE elegant lady. Voluptuous bust. All services. Only hotel and home visits. 687 387 680 8 SPECTACULAR girls delivered to maximum to please you in everything. Visit us at our luxury villa. Elegant and full of glamour. Free Porn movies, erotic toys, natural French, kisses, Greek, lesbian, couples. 24h VISA 951 274 723, 616 368 985, www.butterflygirls.es (Bfly1) CALAHONDA Katalina, Colombian of hot blood, scandal body, big ass. Vicious, affectionate and complacent lover. I will drive you crazy with pleasure, my love !!! I wait impatient, honey! 650 237 102 (Bfly 2) RIVIERA Hello my love! I am Judith, beautiful long-legged mulatto, I am 32 years old and I am an expert, liberal and passionate lover with whom you can enjoy an unforgettable appointment 24h. Displacements 608 949 543 (Bfly 3) CALAHONDA from €50. Big tits Colombian very accommodating. Brunette with long hair. Pure vice and debauchery. Kisses, natural French, deep throat. 616 368 985 (Bfly 4)

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MOTORING THE new Mini Convertible Sidewalk will be available worldwide from March 2020 and presents a particu­ larly exclusive opportunity to enjoy driving pleasure without a fixed roof over your head. With its individual design and equipment features, the new Mini offers ideal conditions for making an extroverted appearance in urban traffic. There are three en­ gine versions for the edition model of the open­top premium small car. Variants of the exterior paintwork, soft top design, rim styling and interi­ or fittings developed especially for the edition model, as well as numerous specific design accents, give the new model its unmistakable charisma. An edition model of the same name of the first open­top generation already heightened open­top driving fun con­ siderably. The direct predecessor of the current open­top four­seater, the MINI Convertible Highgate, also ranks among the top model highlights of the British premium brand. The drive range for the new Side­ walk is made up of three petrol en­ gines with TwinPower Turbo technol­ ogy. The new Mini One Convertible Sidewalk (combined fuel consump­ tion: 5.5 ­ 5.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 125 ­ 122 g/km) gen­

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ROAD TEST by Nick Fletcher THE new Scala is Skoda’s bid for a larger slice of a family hatchback market dominated by the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and various other con­ tenders. First impression is that Skoda has ticked all the boxes for fami­ ly car buyers, it is a spacious, well­kitted vehicle which has easy­driving dynamics and low running costs. Scala prices start at €19,913 (£16,940), with a choice of vari­ ous­output petrol and diesel en­ gines, manual and auto gearbox­ es and several trim levels. My test model was a mid­range SE version with a 1.5­litre petrol en­ gine and seven­speed DSG auto

UNMISTAKABLE CHARISMA: An extroverted appearance.

erates an output of 75 kW/102 hp from the 1.5­litre three­cylinder en­ gine. The new Mini Cooper Convert­ ible Sidewalk (combined fuel con­ sumption: 5.4 ­ 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 123 ­ 116 g/km) is also powered by a 1.5­litre three­cylinder engine which produces 100 kW/136 hp of power. The 141 kW/192 hp four­cylinder engine of the new Mini Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk provides the sportiest fresh air experience (fuel consumption combined: 6.5 ­ 5.4 l/100 km; com­ bined CO2 emissions: 147 ­ 123 g/km. All engines are combined with a six­ speed manual gearbox as standard. A seven­speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch is optionally avail­ able for the new Cooper and the Cooper S. Alternatively, the new Cooper S Convertible can also be equipped with a seven­speed Step­ tronic Sport transmission with double clutch, which provides even faster gear shifts and can also be operated using paddles on the steering wheel. As a further addition to the stan­ dard equipment, a wide range of op­ tions is available for all engine vari­ ants of the edition model to provide extra comfort, driving fun and sponta­ neous open­air pleasure.

Skoda Scala SE transmission and priced at €25,391 (£21,600). The engine has a punchy 148 hp, a nippy 0­100 kph time of 8.2 seconds and top speed of 219 kph (136 mph). Emissions are low at 113 g/km and aver­ age fuel consumption is 15.3 kpl (43.2 mpg). Out and about, the Scala has a light effortless feel, with smooth responsive perfor­ mance and slick automatic gearshifts. It rides well, absorb­ ing most of the bumps and chatter of rougher surfaces and while it is does not quite match the nimble handling of the Ford Focus, it always feels composed when cornering.

With its sleek styling and large front grille, the Scala does catch the attention and the cab­ in is a nice comfortable place to be. While slightly narrower than some rivals, the Scala does have good rear head and leg room even for taller occupants, and boot space of 467 litres is among the largest in the class, bigger than even its VW Golf stable­mate. With rear seats folded, there is an impressive load space of 1,410 litres. Standard features on this mid­range version include alloy wheels, LED headlights and day­ time running lights, front and rear power windows, air­condi­ tioning, rear parking sensors,

digital radio, Bluetooth, touch­ screen infotainment unit and smartphone linking. The cabin is well­finished with good quality materials and the dashboard has a straightfor­ ward layout which is very user­ friendly. Drivers can get good position

thanks to adjustable steering wheel and multi­adjustable seat. The Scala is such a good all­ rounder that it seems destined set to make a notable impact in the hotly­contested family hatchback sector, scoring signifi­ cant plus­points for its driving dynamics, spacious interior, ex­ cellent fuel economy and low emissions.

A CLASS: A well-designed and well-equipped family car.


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Reds put away Spurs LIVERPOOL’S seemingly unstoppable march towards a first Premier League title continued as Roberto Firmino’s goal sealed a 1-0 win o v e r To t t e n h a m o n Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side are now a whopping 16 points ahead of second­place Leicester City ­ who lost to Southampton earlier in the day ­ although their lead at the summit could be cut to 14 points if Manches­ ter City overcome Aston Villa on Sunday. The Reds were dominant in the first half and made the most of their superiority when Firmino expertly drilled home from inside the penalty area after 37 minutes. Son Hueng­min and Gio­ vani Lo Celso squandered golden opportunities to snatch a scarcely deserved point for Jose Mourinho’s men late on, with Liverpool ultimately holding on for yet

another three points. Liverpool twice came ago­ nisingly close to going ahead inside two minutes. Firmino’s initial effort was cleared off the line by top­flight debu­ tant Japhet Tanganga, with Alex Oxlade­Chamberlain lashing against the post from the follow­up. Lucas Moura, Son and Dele Alli all missed the target from

promising positions soon af­ ter, while at the other end Virgil van Dijk headed straight at Paulo Gazzaniga from just six yards. There was little the Spurs goalkeeper could do to deny Firmino eight minutes before the interval, the Brazilian in­ ternational controlling Mo­ hamed Salah’s pass with a sublime touch be­ fore lashing in from 10 yards. Spurs started the second half with a spring in their step and twice came close before the hour mark, with Serge Aurier testing Alisson and Son see­ ing an effort deflected nar­ rowly wide. The game was almost put out of their reach in the 66th minute but Gazzaniga got down sharply to paw away Sadio Mane’s header. ROBERTO FIRMINO: His goal sealed a win for Liverpool.

Spurs rallied in the closing stages, with Son blazing over from a glorious position and substitute Lo Celso somehow diverting Aurier’s cross wide from inside the six­yard box seven minutes from time. Klopp was visibly furious at his side’s defending, but it mattered little in the end as they held on for a win that strengthens their already for­ midable position at the sum­ mit. Klopp’s men have now taken a scarcely believable 88 points from their last 90 available in the Premier League, winning their last 12 matches in a row. They rarely looked in dan­ ger of failing to claim all three points against a Spurs side desperately missing the presence of the injured Harry Kane in attack. Mourinho, meanwhile, needs to turn his side’s for­ tunes around sharpish. They have now won just one of their last five Premier League games and are nine points behind fourth­place Chelsea.

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TYSON FURY: Often trains in Marbella.

Fury predicts Round 2 KO TYSON FURY who often trains in Spain at his Marbella training camp has vowed to knock Deontay Wilder out in the second round of their eagerly­anticipated heavyweight rematch next month. Fury and Wilder will go to battle at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena in February, 14 months after their controversial opening bout. Fury outboxed WBC heavyweight champion Wilder despite suffer­ ing two knockdowns, but the match was given as a draw by judges which the boxing world frowned on. Fury who has a massive army of fans in Spain as he frequents Mar­ bella often, both training and on a social level, is fully confident this time round. Local fans in Spain are right behind him with hundreds due to fly from Spain to Las Vegas to cheer on their boxing hero. One fan going to the fight Mark Thomas from Fuengirola said “This is going to be an epic, but I think Fury is kidding the Wilder camp, he will go to outbox him again in my opinion.”

Villa thumped by City 1-6 MANCHESTER CITY thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 as Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick to break two records, Riyad Mahrez scored twice and former Leicester City teammate Danny Drinkwater endured a debut to forget. The contest was settled in a 10­minute spell at Villa Park in which Mahrez grabbed a double and Aguero equalled Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s top­ scoring non­Englishman, later surpassing him and securing a record 12th hat­trick in the process. It was a particularly harsh introduction to life at his new club for Chelsea loanee Drinkwater, who might have prevented the opener and effectively supplied the second. Mahrez broke the deadlock af­ ter easily shrugging off Drinkwa­ ter’s dithering presence, while the three­cap England international gave the ball away in his own box to allow his former Foxes teammate to double his tally. Aguero’s rasping drive put City in con­ trol and Gabriel Jesus made it 4­0 before the break, with Villa’s punishment ex­ tended by two more goals for Aguero af­

ter the break ­ Anwar El Ghazi’s late penalty a minor blemish for the champi­ ons. Having seen Liverpool continue their apparently unstoppable march to the top­flight title with a 1­0 win at Tottenham on Saturday, City ­ fresh from a 3­1 EFL Cup semi­final first­leg victory over Man­ chester United ­ were ini­ tially a little lacklustre be­ fore Mahrez injected some much­needed quality with his 18th­minute opener, which came at the end of a fine solo run.

Drinkwater, having failed to make an impact in a previous spell with Burnley, looked off the pace and was caught by David Silva, who found Jesus to set up Mahrez for the Algerian’s second soon after. Aguero’s record­ equalling goal was more eye­ catching, his vicious strike from outside the box get­ ting the better of Orjan Ny­ land to leave Villa reeling.

SERGIO AGUERO: Netted a hat-trick to break two records.

Worse was to come in first­half stop­ page time, Jesus steering home from Kevin De Bruyne’s superb pinpoint cross from right. To Villa’s credit, they limited the dam­ age in the second half, albeit Dean Smith’s side were often pinned back by a fluent and strutting City outfit. Aguero’s fancy footwork in the box cre­ ated the space for him to coolly slot in the fifth, making history in the process, but he was not done there. An emphatic close­range finish ensured Aguero has now scored more hat­tricks than any other player in Premier League history. El Ghazi took out his anger on a last­ gasp penalty that did little to paper over the cracks for Villa, with City jumping above Leicester into second. Liverpool’s stunning form has left City somewhat in the Mersey­ side club’s shadows, but even now they continue to shine. This was a display of champions, which is what City officially remain for the time being. Villa can take solace in know­ ing they will not face this quality every week in their quest for survival.


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Fernando Alonso Show’s Grit As He Continues Driving After Spectacular Accident

DAKAR RALLY: The car flipped multiple times down a dune.

THE Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso (Toyota) suffered a dra­ matic accident after just one­ kilometre of the 345 that made up the times section of Wednes­ day’s stage (Stage:10). The car flipped multiple times down a dune, images show spec­ tators rushing to help Alfonso and his co­pilot, only for Alonso to speed away within seconds af­ ter the spectacular fall. The 10th stage of the Dakar

was disputed between Haradh and Shubaytah, in a route mostly composed of dunes where the race enters the ‘Empty Room’ of Saudi Arabia, a huge desert of about 650,000 square kilometres practically uninhabited. The mishap was even more of a hindrance for the Spanish F1 star as it was a stage where com­ petitors are not allowed to be aided by their team mechanics to repair their vehicles, any break­

WALKING FOOTBALL SPAIN: Saw two teams clash at Finca Naundrup in Calahonda. THE Blue Sky Marbella Walking Football League finally saw Walking Football Spain’s (WFS) two teams clash at the Finca Naundrup, Calahonda last Satur­ day (Janauary 11) and with both teams unbeaten it promised to be an intriguing clash. WFS ‘B’ were rocked the day before the match when two of their top defenders had to pull out due to illness and with the ‘A’ team at full strength it looked ominous for the ‘B’s. WFS ‘B’ got off to the worst possible start as they found them­ selves two goals down with just five minutes on the clock. Despite much further probing the ‘A’ team failed to press home their advantage and the ‘B’s held out to half time. Half Time WFS ‘A’ 2 WFS ‘B’ 0, it did not take the ‘A’s long to in­ crease that lead as the ‘B’s failed to provide any real pressure on their opponents and found them­

Walking Football selves four down. With 10 min­ utes remaining the ‘A’s superior organised play and slight age ad­ vantage took its toll on the ‘B’s who too often were caught in possession in front of their own goal and with tired legs a further two goals were conceded to give the ‘A’s a 6­0 win. This was enough to allow them to leap above WFS ‘B’s into second place in the League and close the gap on Aston Viñuela. In other league news Smiles

play their League Cup First Round ‘derby’ at the Finca on Monday January 13, kick off 6 pm. Aston Viñuela play their First Round tie on Thursday 16th, also a ‘derby’ as they play their ‘B’ team with a place in the Semi­Fi­ nal the reward. One week later January 22, Viñuela visit the Finca for a League match against the Walk­ ing Dead. A match worth watch­ ing with unbeaten Viñuela taking on the Walking Dead in their first

BLUE SKY MARBELLA WALKING FOOTBALL LEAGUE TABLE TEAM PL. W L D F A PTS ASTON VIÑUELA 3 2 0 1 11 6 7 WFS ‘A’ 2 2 0 0 12 0 6 WFS ‘B’ 3 1 1 1 5 10 4 SMILES ‘B’ 60’s 2 0 2 0 4 7 0 SMILES ‘A’ 50’s 2 0 2 0 4 11 0 WALKING DEAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 As at January 12, 2020

match of the season. All eyes will be on the ‘Undertakers’ to see if they make an early challenge. Walking Football Spain has been busy arranging fixtures with both their teams in action on League business at the Finca against Smiles on Saturday Janu­ ary 25, kick off 12 noon and then playing both Walking Dead teams on the following Wednesday, 29th, Kick Off 8pm at the Finca. Walking Football Spain would like to thank David at Costa del Sol Tennis Club, Calahonda (Finca Naundrup) for allowing use of the club facilities. The Sporting Lunch in aid of Prostrate Cancer Research is al­ most a sell out. Lunch, including main speaker Mark Clattenburg should make it a popular event and good value at €30. For these last few tickets contact Robin Bei­ th at robinbeith@live.com or Walking Football Spain Facebook page (events).

downs must be dealt with by the vehicle crew. For his part, Fernando Alonso finally finished in 51st place after having to change two flat tyres as a result of the accident suffered at the very start of the stage. Fernando Alonso was in 10th place in the overall standings of the Dakar, after having complet­ ed four consecutive stages in the top 10, including second place in Stage eight. The dramatic accident en­ dured during Stage 10 of the Dakar is the second major inci­ dent suffered by Alonso in almost 3,000 kilometres of the rally. The first resulted in the loss of two and a half hours on the second day in order to repair a wheel that broke when it hit a stone in the middle of a cloud of dust. The 2020 Dakar is held entirely in Saudi Arabia, with 12 stages from January 5 to 17 , with a total route of almost 8,000 kilometres, of which 5,000 are timed.

Spanish fans have tweeted their concern over the Asturian’s accident, many pointing out that it seems Fernando’s car flipped because he was trying to avoid the many spectators that were on the dune at the time he drove past. Despite the unfortunate inci­ dent, Spanish fans have delighted at the solid race given by veteran Carlos Sainz (Mini) who stormed away to win Stage 10, taking 18 minutes from Al Attiyah and 12 from Frenchman Peterhansel The last part of the stage was cancelled due to the strong gusts of wind which prevented the he­ licopters from flying over the competition area allowing the 57­year­old Spanish pilot Carlos Sainz (Mini) to win the stage with a clear advantage over his rivals and is on his way to winning his third Dakar Rally. The last two days of the rally are due to feature around 750 timed kilometres.

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Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 16 - 22 January 2020 Issue 1802  

FREE E-Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almer...

Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 16 - 22 January 2020 Issue 1802  

FREE E-Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almer...