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Voted Best

ISSUE NO. 1812

Newspaper in Spain 2017 & 2018

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH

YOUR PAPER, YOUR VOICE, YOUR OPINION

IN THIS 26 March - 1 April 2020

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ONE of the most positive things to come out of the Coronavirus lockdown has been an act that has allowed us to repurpose the word ‘balconing.’ A nightly occurrence throughout Spain to thank the outstanding war the health care workers are fighting to keep us safe. At 8pm every night the balconies are full of people, all currently living in fear of an unknown enemy, pushing their worries aside to come together in a beautiful act of solidarity. From the balconies comes a thun-

DON’T FORGET to Spring forward one hour at 2 am on Sunday

Thanking the work done by health care workers.

dering round of applause in an expression of gratitude to those on the frontline. Brave police officers, who have the hard job of enforcing isolation laws, also join in with their own way of thanking the public by flashing their lights and returning the applause. During this time of uncertainty and fear, we all need something to look forward to and the pandemic that has forced us apart physically has brought us together through our hearts with such community spirit.

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to send messages to Covid-19 patients and health care teams at Torrevieja Hospital via a specially-created website. The hospital operator, Ribera Salud, has created the portal called ‘Tus Palabras son Nuestra Feurza,’ which translates as ‘Your Words are Our Strength.’ Anybody can send messages of praise and encouragement to inspire and motivate everybody in the hospital during the crisis. The site also features pictures and reports of the work carried out by the medical staff. Ribera Salud say that they have received dozens of messages of support over the last few days, and that prompted them to launch the website. A spokesman said:“This website is the most direct and easiest way for people to pass on their appreciation to

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‘Thank You’ Keep Away

Website

NEW WEBSITE: Anyone can send messages of praise and encouragement.

everybody in the hospital. There has been great solidarity between the

community that we serve and our health workers.”

The website can be accessed via https://rsc.rib erasalud.com/

If You Can TORREVIEJA’S health department has emphasised that people should only visit their local medical centre in case of an emergency during the coronavirus outbreak. The department operates health centres across Torrevieja, as well as in Vega Baja towns like Guardamar, Rojales, Pilar de la Horadada, Los Montesinos, San Miguel de Salinas, San Fulgencio, and Benijofar. All appointments at health centres in the catchment area have been cancelled to keep essential medical care available, with most doctors transferred as additional back up to places like Torrevieja Hospital. Nurses and medical assistants are manning the medical centres, with strict protocols in place if you need to see somebody. All non-essential operations at Torrevieja Hospital were cancelled before the start of Spain’s new lockdown rules..’ Torrevieja’s Health department thanked everybody for their understanding and cooperation in adapting to the new set of circumstances in what was ‘an exceptional situation.’


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THE LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SPAIN IS AT:

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PAYMENTS POSTPONED

WWW.GOV.UK/FOREIGN-TRAVEL-ADVICE/SPAIN THE British Embassy has published a new video from British Ambassador Hugh Elliott aimed at British tourists in Spain, together with a Q&A to address some of the most frequently asked questions at www.facebook.com/britsinspain. The document on Facebook will be updated to reflect the latest information. Accommodation: The Spanish government has ordered that hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) must close by midnight today March 26. These measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, as long as clients can cater for themselves, in their own spaces (ie that clients do not rely on communal facilities). If you’re currently on holiday in Spain, check with your tour operator or accommodation provider for further information. If you’re travelling and wish to return to the UK, contact your tour operator, checking the website of their airlines or ferry companies for further advice. The Spanish authorities may ask British travellers to move hotels before today March 26 and have underlined that no-one will be left without accommodation. Travel: British travellers who are currently in Spain and who wish to return to the UK are advised to make travel plans to do so as soon as possible. At present, air and maritime borders remain open, but many airlines and ferry companies are operating revised or reduced services. Travel to airports to leave Spain is still permitted, but travellers may be asked to provide evidence that they are departing Spain (ie plane ticket). Driving through France: Spain is not restricting land border crossings from Spain to France. To drive back through France, the French authorities require that you fill in a declaration to explain your reason for travel, you should also have evidence of your onward travel plan (ie ferry/rail ticket). Please check our travel advice page for France for the latest information. If you do not have access to the printer, you can write the declaration by hand. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france British Ambassador Hugh Elliott said: “As part of the effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Spanish government has ordered the closure of all short-stay accommodation today Thursday March 26. I want to reassure you that the Spanish authorities have told us very clearly that no one will be left without accommodation, however, it does make it even more important that you arrange your return journey as soon as possible. Flights are still operating from Spain to the UK and tens of thousands of British citizens have successfully returned to the UK in the past few days. Do consult your airline’s website for the latest information and if you need to book a new flight you can also try comparison websites. I know that in some places this is proving difficult. We are continuing to liaise with the airlines and Spanish authorities as the situation evolves. We will update our advice regularly. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.”  The latest message from HMA Hugh Elliott to UK Nationals is at https://www.facebook.com/BritsInSpain/videos/254152722274096/

Stay safe Stay strong - Karen got infected yesterday but she won’t know until 14 days later. - Karen thinks she is healthy but she is infecting 10 people a day. - These 10 people think they are ok, they travel, go out and infect 100 more people. - These 100 people think they are healthy and then infect another 1,000 people. - Nobody knows who is ok or who can infect you. Do you understand why it is important to stay at home? Be responsible. Stay in quarantine.

UTILITY BILLS: Cutting off vital necessities is strictly prohibited. THE regulations stated below applies to individuals on a personal level. It is not to be taken into consideration if you are a business, as the same information may not apply to you. Energy, water and gas are considered basic necessities so the guidelines on these services have been made clearer than in other fiscal areas. The Spanish government has stated that cutting off access to these vital necessities is strictly prohibited. If you have been left without a job or are earning significantly less during this crisis you are not obliged to pay your bills. However, this does not excuse you from payment rather it postpones your payment to a later, more convenient date. Similarly, any mortgage payments do not have to be paid immediately if you find yourself in a vulnerable financial situation, but they will have to be repaid at a later date. Rent payments have not been specified upon and this remains a dangerous grey

area. Overall, the government has encouraged residents to establish a ‘chain of solidarity’ between landlords and tenants. In other words, they expect an agreement to be reached between landlords and tenants without interference from the state. Unions disagree with this method as they say issues like rent should not be left to blind faith. The government has recommended that those who have not reached a conclusion with their landlord and cannot pay their rent should go to social services to ask for financial help, as each autonomous community has been granted €300 million to help with social issues. Bins and IBI (Property tax) payments are hard to generalise as they fall under municipal jurisdiction, however they are likely to follow the repayment protocol of utility bills and mortgage payments. For example, Alicante has decided to delay the bin and IBI payments, whilst, Sevilla has reduced bin taxes for businesses who have been forced to close and postponed IBI payments. To enquire more contact your local town hall.

Coming out the other side AS the coronavirus crisis gets worse in Spain and around the globe by the hour it is hard to see life beyond what has taken on the characteristics of an increasingly horrific and terrifying never-ending nightmare. This is not by any means the first time the world has been plunged into dark depths by tragedy and war. This time the enemy is invisible, and a deadly foe which is showing no respect for national borders. But at extraordinarily difficult chapters in world history like this we do well to remember that dark times do not last forever, and take inspiration from the words of great leader Winston Churchill. “If you’re going through hell, keep going,” he famously said after all

FIGHTING SPIRIT: “If you’re going through hell, keeping going,” Churchill famously said. seemed lost for Britain in 1940 during the Second World War. The British had had to escape France from the beaches of Dunkirk and the Nazis had Europe under its control, but Churchill famously roused the fighting spirit, reminding the country to never give up. And in the end there was indeed victory. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big differ-

ence,” Churchill also said, and now more than ever, as Spain faces at least another three weeks of lockdown, keeping as positive as possible is vital. Just a short time ago all eyes were on China as the Covid-19 health emergency first started to unfold, but take heart from reports showing the country is beginning to return to normal thanks to all its efforts.


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Army Help Returns To Orihuela MILITARY help is being used to improve disinfection and cleaning projects in the Orihuela municipality to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Military Emergency Unit (UME) made many friends in the area last autumn with their assistance during the floods, and will boost the efforts of Orihuela Council in a variety of tasks. O r i h u e l a m a y o r, E m i l i o B a s c u ñ a n a , s a i d : “ T h e r e i n f o rc e ments will help clean and fumigate key public areas like health centres, nursing homes, industrial estates and supermarkets where the virus could easily spread.” Assistance on the Orihuela Costa is being provided by the Cabo Roig-based, Special Operations Command(MOE). The MOE already has a key re-

HEALTH chiefs have appealed for people not to go to Torrevieja Hospital or their local health centre unless it is an emergency. Besides running Torre-

GIVING HELP: The UME arrive in Orihuela City.

lationship with Orihuela Council in cleaning inaccessible areas of the coast, which is an area of great wildlife and marine significance.

The familiar sight of the ‘Green Berets’ will mirror the work of the MOE, with a focus on the urban areas of the Orihuela Costa with a high population density.

Emergencies Only vieja Hospital, the Torrevieja Health department operates medical centres across the city and

in 12 Vega Baja towns. All regular health centre and hospital appointments have been

cancelled to keep essential medical care going during the Covid19 crisis. Some consultations are taking place over the telephone.


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Quick Walks Only DOG owners have been told that they will be fined if they take their pet for a long walk. Orihuela Local Police say that they are asking people to produce identification documents confirming the owner’s address to show that they are not straying further than 100 metres from their home. Pet owners in the Orihuela area have also been reminded that nobody else should accompany them on the short walk, and that there should be no contact with other animals or people.

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Hotels In Hospital Switch TWO hotels in Alicante and Elche are to be used as hospitals for ‘milder’ cases of Covid19, as well as providing accommodation for medical staff from nearby hospitals who will not need to go home after their shift ends. Valencia President, Ximo Puig, struck a deal with regional hotel associations to take over premises, with all hotels closing in Spain this week. Sixteen hotels responded to an appeal to become medical facilities including one business that is just across the road from Alicante’s Sant Joan hospital. The chosen hotels, which also include locations in Valencia City and Castellon, have not

President Puig (right) strikes deal via video conference. been named. Ximo Puig praised the “the generosity of the hotel sector” and added that agreements were also being finalised for other locations across the Costa Blanca. The hotel announcement followed news that a 400-bed field hospital is to be erected next to Alicante General Hospital, and is scheduled to be ready

by the end of next week. The facility will be on a 2,000 square metre plot of land and will have the capacity to accommodate 400 patients. The field hospital will be fully equipped with isolation units as well as separate reception and triage areas, in addition to facilities for the health staff that will be working there.

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Callosa Relaxes Blue Zone CAR parking in Callosa de Segura’s streets became totally free on M o n d a y, a f t e r t h e b l u e zone meter charges were suspended. Callosa’s street parking meters are run by a private company, which meant that an immediate lifting of charges at the start of the State of Alarm could not happen. Traffic councillor, Vicente Mora, said: ”If it had been up to us, we would have scrapped the charges from day one, but legal procedures had to be gone through because we could not break the contract unilaterally.” Neighbouring council, Orihuela, has not scrapped the blue zone in the city, but there is now no charge between 8.00pm on Fridays and 10.00am on Monday during the State of Alarm. The authority had been criticised for not waiving

BLUE ZONE: Meter charges have been suspended.

fees like other towns and cities, but Orihuela Council said that weekday blue zone charging had to continue to provide parking places for people coming into the city from rural areas to get access to super-

markets, banks, and chemists. “We need to provide the best possible service for all citizens in the Orihuela area, and not just for a few,” said Mayor Emilio Bascunana.

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Home Invaders Detained

A DANGEROUS gang based in Murcia City has been arrested by the National Police after travelling north to rob 25 homes in Alicante Province. Six gang member addresses were raided in Murcia, with computer and electronic equipment seized along with cash, jewellery, and three cars. All of the arrests took place in Alicante Province, after inquiries started in December involving a series of break-ins involving armed robbers in the region. The eight-strong gang were of Spanish, Moroccan, and Algerian nationality, with five of them being denied bail after a court appearance in Dénia. One of those arrested was a minor aged under 18 years, The gang victims told the police that their homes were broken into whilst they were asleep, with up to six people entering their property.

One of the group would then assault one of the residents and then point a shotgun at his or her face. Threats were then made against other family members if they were not told the combination number of any safe they might have. A joint investigation was launched between National Police officers in Alicante and Dénia to track down the violent gang. Besides breaking into homes across the region, the thieves in a number of cases would also steal the owner’s cars, and they would then use them in their next break-in operation. The gang had worked a procedure where at least two vehicles would be used in every robbery, with one of them having a designated driver to act as a look out for any police patrols that were operating in the vicinity.


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Taking The Pooch AN Alicante dog may have quickly become one of the fittest animals in Spain, after police got reports of multiple sightings of it being walked by different people. The gover nment’s State of Alar m allows dog owners to leave their homes to take their pet for a walk, but one group of people took things too far. Alicante cops got a tip off about a dog getting loads of walks in a short time around Plaza Doctor Gómez Ullaa, with an impressive rota of different lead-holders. Police simply fined a number of the pet’s companions, which meant that their jaunt into the fresh air was somewhat expensive.

MULTIPLE SIGHTINGS: Of the same dog going for a walk.

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BIG STEAL: Heavy lifting interrupted by cops. A SECOND attack within a fortnight on an ATM in the Orihuela Costa area ended in failure, as two Orihuela Local Police patrols arrived on the scene. The crooks this time targetted a Euronet machine in the doorway of the Orenes gaming saloon on the Aquamarina urbanisation in Cabo Roig. The two men struck last Wednesday night with the knowledge that the gaming room was closed be-

cause of the emergency lockdown. All was seemingly going to plan as they started to load the ATM into the back of their van, until the Local Police turned up, and caught them in the act. Orihuela police said that the machine had over â‚Ź25,000 in it. Earlier in March, two men were involved in knocking over a free-standing Banco Popular ATM in La Regia, and driving off with an unspecified amount of money.


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Mass Response To Mask Appeal 2,000 responses offering help within hours, with replies coming from all around Spain, as well as locally. Excellent Health said they had been inundated with offers, and had to delay replying to all of the inquiries over distributing any further fabrics, whilst they concentrated on producing the first consignment of masks. One local example of help came from Pilar de la

Horadada, where Civil Protection volunteers joined forces with the local housewives association to put together the masks. The completed items will go to Torrevieja Hospital and medical centres in the Torrevieja Health department area, as well as to emergency medical response teams. The first lot of fabric distributed to groups and individuals will be used to Credits: Excellent Health Torrevieja

OVER a thousand face masks were made in just two days for Torrevieja area health workers thanks to the citizens group, Excellent Health Torrevieja, making a social media appeal for volunteers. The response was impressive with over 200 people making the masks using materials supplied by Torrevieja’s Health department. The group got over

IMPRESSIVE RESPONSE: First mask consignment delivered to Torrevieja.

make up to 5,000 masks, which will be then be sterilised before they are worn just once. Excellent Health said that the great response showed “the wonderful

solidarity between Torrevieja residents and other parts of Spain.” The group added that other areas have been in touch with them to find out how they can copy

their initiative, and that the seeds for the current response were very much sewn in the community spirit that appeared in the wake of last September’s floods.


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One Heck Of A Ticker THE owner of a €200,000 watch has been reunited with her expensive timepiece after the Guardia Civil arrested the thief at Alicante-Elche airport at the start of the month. A 27-year-old man from Valencia City couldn’t resist a quick swoop in the departure area of Tenerife Norte airport in the Canary Islands, when the watch owner had put all of her personal belongings in a tray to go through a security scanner check. The Swiss-made Richard Mille watch did not appear on the other side of the scanner, and she reported the disappearance of her valuable item to the Guardia Civil before boarding her flight to

but did not do it in time before his flight for Alicante-Elche airport departed. Nevertheless, a phone call to their colleagues on the mainland with the name of the suspect saw the man arrested on his arrival. He clearly enjoyed the fruit of his thieving labour, as officers found him actually wearing the expensive gold and diamond watch. He was charged with theft and released on bail, with the watch returned to its rightful owner. The luxury Richard Mille brand is worn by sports stars like the Mallorcan tennis ace Rafa Nadal and golfer Bubba Watson in addition to celebrities like the martial arts movie star, Jackie Chan. Guardia Civil

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TICK TOCK: Pricey gold and diamond watch. Barcelona. Guardia officers started to comb through CCTV

security footage from the scanner area to identify who the culprit might be,

Lockdown Snares Abuser A CHILD abuser has been arrested by the National Police in Cartagena after spending time outdoors during the state of alarm. He had also missed the final deadline for him to begin a jail sentence, after failing to report in voluntarily. The 34-year-old man had a restraining order issued against him forbidding access to his young daughter, who is in the custody of foster parents. He failed to surrender to authorities for the start of his jail term last

Friday, and then appeared outside her foster home a few days later. The police were called and he then ran away to his father’s house, where he intended to hide. His dad had other ideas and rang the National Police who came to the property in the Jose Maria Lapuerta area of Cartagena, and arrested him on a variety of charges. Those included breaking the restraining order, as well as being on the street during the state of emergency.

Quick thinking POLICE in Murcia have arrested a 40-year-old Spanish man this week for taking advantage of the lockdown and breaking into a car. The officers were helped by a quick-thinking resident who provided them with mobile phone footage that allowed them to quickly identify and capture the crook.


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All change for Heredades street lights.

ROJALES Council has praised its staff for carrying on with a whole series of maintenance and improvement works during the coronavirus crisis. The authority says that a range of projects have been done including the conversion of street lights in the village of Heredades to environmentally friendly and more cost-effective LED lamps. In Quesada, the council has installed LED lights at the Cultural Centre as well

as work at the Municipal Pool. New warning signs have been put up on the municipality’s rural roads and access has been made better to the Los Palos nursery school in Rojales, in addition to a new rubber sur face being laid down at the Street Workout park Work is also continuing on the key redevelopment of the Avenida de las Naciones in Quesada, which is scheduled to be completed by the early summer.

WITH the lockdown and closure of schools, parents in Spain have a lot to do to keep children occupied. Although many schools sent out lessons via email or WhatsApp, a new concept for keeping up with school work was introduced by the Spanish Ministry of Education. For the foreseeable future, two Spanish TV channels, Clan and La 2 TVE will be broadcasting lessons from 9am until 2pm with different subjects being covered each day. Clan will concentrate on six to 12-year-olds whilst La 2 will broadcast work for 12 to 16-yearolds and as each group will only have one hour of lessons each day. British children in Spain are either totally

Credit: Spanish Ministry of Education

Photo by Rojales Ayuntamiento.

Rojales Works TV broadcast lessons Continue

The initial programming for each channel this week. immersed in the Spanish language and way of life or suffer difficulty when attending schools where either English is the first language or Spanish is the ‘lingua franca’ language and

they struggle with understanding the lessons. This therefore is a good opportunity for all of the family to broaden their knowledge and improve their Spanish skills.


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Coping with coronavirus By John Smith THERE is a great deal of information about how to avoid infection by Covid-19, but there seems to be less about

how to cope with it and the following is based on information supplied by a nurse. Purchase tissues (not toilet tissues), paraceta-

mol (avoid anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen), mucus thinning cough medicine (not containing paracetamol), a vapour rub, hon-

ey and lemon. For anyone with a history of asthma make sure that you have a spare inhaler of the type normally used. Prepare some food, especially hearty soup and place in the freezer and also make sure that you have plenty of clear fluids as you need to keep hydrated. Make sure that you take plenty of rest and even if you start feeling better you may still be infectious for a further 14

days, so don’t go shopping but ask friends to do it for you and leave outside your door. If you are not having problems with breathing and your temperature is below 39°C you do not need to go to the hospital as 90 per cent of healthy adult cases have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter medicines. If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema,

lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants speak to your doctor about what to do if you get sick. This advice is based upon the observations of one nurse and the situation may change as the lockdown continues but there is a Spanish government website which gives the latest news at; https://www.mscbs.gob. es/profesion ales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActu al/nCovChina/home.htm.

PEDRO SÁNCHEZ: We can stop this virus together.

Helping The Homeless PEOPLE living on local streets are being helped across the southern Costa Blanca, with offers of accommodation during the Covid-19 crisis. The State of Alarm means that those without a roof over their head are breaking the ‘stay at home’ rules, but efforts led by charities and councils have been made to give assistance. In Torrevieja, Cruz Roja volunteers have managed to get places for homeless people in local hostels, but like everywhere else in the region, it is impossible to put any kind of accurate figure as to how many live outdoors. There also has been an issue where

some people have been reluctant to take up any offers of accommodation, but it is the law that the homeless have to be legally protected in the current emergency. In Elche, 40 people have been put up in the city’s Cáritas hostel, along with 30 places in the El Toscar sports centre gymnasium. Cáritas co-ordinator in Elche, Joaquín Sansano, said that he estimated that there were some 50 people living rough on the street. They are also providing a variety of activities at their hostel for the new residents, including talks about the dangers of Covid-19 and the need for good hygiene and social distancing.


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Cyber Crime

ONLINE VIRUS: Trying to break the entire medical software system. DUE to the State of Alarm, crime has drastically decreased but unfortunately it has not disappeared, as crime is now online. Police forces have informed of a new online virus which is reaching medical staff via e-mail, trying to corrupt and ‘break the entire medical software system.’ The deputy operational director of the police, Jose Angel Gonzalez, explained that there has been a significant increase in “dangerous and malicious” cyber-attacks.

Medical staff are not the only victims of these cyber crimes. Over 200 online hoaxes “which aim to provoke fear and panic within the population” have been made during this pandemic. For example, videos of an Italian prison riot have been misleadingly shared throughout Spain. On March 22 there were 7,007 reports and 61 arrests related to cyber crime. Since the State of Alarm, there have been a total of 30,254 reports against cyber crimes and 364 arrests within the National Police’s jurisdiction.


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Phone Fool A CARAVACA man was arrested for stealing a mobile phone belonging to an ambulance worker in Murcia City. The owner popped into his heath centre to get some coronavirus testing kits which gave the thief time to take the phone from the ambulance. Police said the 50-year-old detainee had a criminal record.

Lots Of Trouble

A MURCIA CITY motorist ended up in hot water after he was stopped by police to see whether he was following the State of Alarm rules. Police in the Espinardo area of the city smelt alcohol on his breath, and the motorist was found to be four times over the legal limit. To make matters worse, he didnt have a driving licence on him, as well as having no good reason to have left his home.

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Shoppers Face Veg Three Die in Price Hikes Motorway Crash THE cost of buying vegetables is rising in the Costa Blanca and Murcia regions because of increased demand during the Covid-19 crisis. That’s despite the fact that the harvesting of some vegetables has taken place earlier in the area due to the mild winter, with massive stocks falling. The cost of items like cauliflowers and broccoli have more than doubled over a week, in contrast to earlier in March when there was a glut of those vegetables. It’s actually good news for local growers, who suffered badly in last autumn’s flooding, with further problems caused by Storm Gloria in January. They feared that they would not be able to offload all of their produce, but now a combination of heavy Spanish and international demand, has meant a different set of circumstances. One Orihuela area dealer said that the auction prices for broccoli a fortnight ago would just about have reached a price of around 30 cents

FIRE CREWS: Tried to save the three drivers.

FRESH VEG: Prices have more than doubled over a week.

THREE people were killed in a horrific accident on Monday morning (March 23) on the A-7 in the Crevillente area.

a kilo, but that has now gone up to over 70 cents. José Vicente Andreu, president of the local farmers association, Asaja Orihuela, said: “In a crisis situation people often think of food as a key priority and now heavy demand has completely reversed the very low prices that we had to charge.” The situation is such that some vegetables might be in temporary short supply until the next round of harvesting, but the availability of citrus fruits like lemons and orange is good, with no increase in prices at the moment.

The incident happened at around 5.45am on the Alicante-bound carriageway and involved two lorries and a car. All three drivers died, despite the efforts of fire crews from the stations at Baix Vinalopó, Crevillente and Almoradí to save them. Reports say that one of the lorries was driving on the other carriageway towards Murcia, and it lost control and crossed over onto the opposite carriageway. It collided with another lorry, and a car ploughed into both vehicles, which all caught fire. The Guardia Civil set up a diversion for Alicantebound motorists via the N-340.


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Museum Stays Put TORREVIEJA’S Semana Santa museum will stay at its current location on Calle Formentera and not move to a new building on Avenida de las Habeneras. Mayor, Eduardo Dolón, announced that the museum’s current home will be greatly expanded, whilst the new structure will be used as a multipurpose centre. The museum celebrates the cultural significance of Easter to the Torrevieja area, and the current site was opened in 1992. Dolón said that the museum area would be doubled and he hoped that the expansion project would “start as soon as possible,” and that the work would be completed in time for Easter 2021. The previous council’s plans for the Semana Santa switch were shrouded in controversy, especially as it would have been swamped by municipal offices at the proposed new site. Meanwhile the premises on Avenida de las Habeneras have officially been named as the Mu-

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Major museum expansion plans. nicipal Multipurpose Centre, with work being done to connect water and electricity supplies. The building is scheduled to be ready at the end of the month, and will be home to various Torrevieja Council departments, including the Occupational Risk Prevention service. Outside organisations set to be based there include departments of Alicante, Elche and Madrid (UNED) universities, plus areas for conferences and meet-

ings in addition to rehearsal rooms for local choirs and orchestras, and a youth centre. Mayor Dolón said: “It is important to maintain and expand the current Semana Santa museum, whilst using the new centre as a way of boosting the area and creating new space for all kinds of users which would benefit local associations and cultural groups, as well as citizens in general.”

Kids Targetted By Torrevieja Dealers THE Guardia Civil have arrested three Spaniards in Torrevieja for running a drug trafficking operation with children and young people as customers. Two of the men, aged 52 and 53, were also found to be in charge of a cannabis association in San Pedro del Pinatar, in addition to owning a Torrevieja property where they had an indoor marihuana farm. The other detainee was an 18-year-old

who Guardia officers spotted passing some marihuana to a minor in a local street in the early hours of March 12. The teenager was arrested and an operation was then launched to find out who was supplying the drugs to him, which he then sold onto mainly people around the city. Eventually the Guardia found out which house sheltered the marihuana farm and the two ring-lead-

ers. They discovered an impressive facility with a variety of designated rooms for growing the plant, as well as a packaging area for onward distribution. After the arrest of the home owners, a visit was also made to their cannabis club on the Mar Menor, where a quantity of drugs were also seized along with cash. All three men were bailed after a Torrevieja court appearance.


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Increasing fears about Covid-19 and its impact on the global economy is having a significant impact on the markets, making this an uncomfortable time for investors. With the spread of the virus now appearing to slow in China but increasing in the U.S. and Europe, the market is currently focused on the potential negative short-term economic impacts and has reacted accordingly. This is not surprising, with experts saying that the virus is likely to continue to spread in the near-term and get worse before it gets better. Controlling the spread of the virus is the number one priority for governments, but we cannot know exactly when that will be achieved and this market drop will end. But the drop may turn out to be shortterm and making corrections in response to market falls and crystallising an investment can hurt your long-term returns if you miss out on the rebounds that follow. Financial markets do move radically

By Gerald Turner, Partner, Blevins Franks

and swiftly in times of uncertainty. With hindsight these movements are often disproportionate. When more positive news emerges markets can also move swiftly upwards, at a pace usually too quick for private investors to react to. Whilst markets will naturally be volatile as short-term business and economic forecasts are impacted by the coronavirus, trying to outpace market movements is fraught with danger for individual investors. Those tempted to disinvest as markets fall then have to decide

Certainly, from previous events such as the October 1987 market falls and dramatic market movements in 2008 (triggered by the Lehman Brothers crisis), we can see that short-term negative reactions in the markets are often subsequently reversed by a strong longer-term recovery. Various studies looking at such events show that, typically, ‘time in’ the market (staying fully invested) has been a more successful strategy for private investors than trying to ‘time’ the market. Recent weeks have emphasised the important role a well-constructed and well-diversified multi-asset portfolio can play to help you meet your investment objectives, while weathering unforecastable events. At Blevins Franks, our clients are invested in risk-rated multi-asset portfolios, rather than just equities,

which are matched to their individual risk characteristics and constructed specifically to navigate uncertainty over time. The underlying professional investment managers focus on maximising longterm returns by riding out shortterm market volatility, looking for buying opportunities and being well-placed to benefit from the market rebounds that follow. Market volatility is likely to remain until the coronavirus impact is seen to be contained, but in due course reactions to more positive outlooks and news is likely to lead to strong upward movements, and the key economic fundamentals matter most over more meaningful stretches. All advice received from Blevins Franks is personalised and provided in writing. This article should not be construed as providing personalised advice. These views are put forward for consideration purposes only as the suitability of any investment is dependent on the objectives, time horizon and attitude to risk of the

investor. The value of investments can fall as well as rise, as can the income arising from them. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. Blevins Franks Financial Management Limited (BFFM) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, reference number 179731. Where advice is provided outside the UK, via the Insurance Distribution Directive or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, the applicable regulatory system differs in some respects from that of the UK. Blevins Franks Trustees Limited is authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority for the administration of trusts and companies. Blevins Franks Tax Limited provides taxation advice; its advisers are fully qualified tax specialists. This promotion has been approved and issued by BFFM. Keep up to date on the financial issues that may affect you on the Blevins Franks news page at www.blevinsfranks.com.


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Orihuela NEWS

Centre ‘Ready To Use’

HEALTH CENTRE: Galiano and Bascuñana review a new, but still empty area.

ORIHUELA’S mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, has been given a tour of the improvement work carried out at the Les Desamparados health centre and said that as far he’s concerned, everything is ready for both staff and patients. Accompanied by Health councillor, José Galiano, the mayor checked out the new facilities, which include a revamp of the consultation rooms. The structural work run by Orihuela Council has finished and now Bascuñana has asked the Valencian Health depart-

ment to open up the extended new facilities as soon as possible. “This extension project was led by the previous Health councillor, Noelia Grao, and the council’s part in it has been completed,” said Bascuñana. Grao’s successor, José Galiano, said that “everything in regard to water

and electricity supplies has been upgraded.” Galiano also said that Valencian chiefs were slow in improving technology in the building: “Medical staff at the centre have asked for fibre optic internet links to speed up their computer access to patient records and making appointments.”

Mask Donations To Workers THE Chinese community in Orihuela have made a special presentation of 1,500 face masks to mayor Emilio Bascanuna outside the town hall in Orihuela City. The equipment will be used by employees of Orihuela Council, such as the Local Police and refuse collectors, to give them protection against the coronavirus, as the authority tries to

maintain as many local services as possible. The area’s Civil Protection head and Orihuela’s Emergencies councillor were also present at the handover. A donation was also made to the National Police in Orihuela, whilst Chinese business owners in Crevillente handed over virus protection clothing to the Local Police in Dolores. Source:- Orihuela Ayuntamiento

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Fake News Boosts Cartagena Market A HOAX set of posts that suggested that Cartagena’s popular indoor Santa Florentina food market would be closing its doors, led to large queues forming outside the doors last Saturday, March 21. A series of anonymous social media comments claimed that the market was struggling financially and that large amounts of fresh food was rotting away as it had not been sold. The posts also suggested that Cartagena shoppers go elsewhere and support

small businesses around the city. José García, president of the Santa Florentina Market Merchants Association said: ”The postings were a hoax and we have no idea where they have come from.” The fake news had the opposite effect on business on Saturday morning, with long queues forming outside. Two Local Police officers were drafted in to make sure the appropriate distances were kept between everybody under the state of emergency rules.

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High Tech Mayor Gets Interactive Help In Crisis A SCHOOL in Callosa de Segura may have closed for lessons, but it is actively using its network of 3D printers to make protective masks for local health staff to use during the Covid-19 outbreak. The IES Vega Baja in Callosa has fired up the 14 printers to work around the clock to produce the masks, with each one taking around an hour to manufacture per machine. The idea came from the school’s technology department led by teacher, Francisco Moreno Terrés, who is getting help from his students and local businesses. Stationary shops, photographers, and computer stores have provided materials to make the concept become a reality. The masks are primarily going to go to the Vega Baja Hospital in Orihuela, but some supplies will also be directed to local health centres and the police. In Elche, business owner, Antonio Requena Jiménez, has appealed on social media for materials that could be used to make respirators on his 3D machine. The response has been positive with experts from Murcia University also offering advice.

LIVE VIDEO: San Javier’s José Miguel Luengo goes online. THE mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, is using his council’s Facebook page for a live video briefing every day at 11.00am during the current State of Alarm. The two-way interaction also allows for questions to be posted as well as making comments via the social media site. His first live streaming session saw Luengo praise the vast majority of San Javier

residents over staying at home. He added that the Local Police would continue to make sure that everybody followed the rules. Luengo thanked the commitment of council staff and the police for maintaining essential services in the Mar Menor municipality. “They are helping residents and making us feel proud of them,” said the mayor.

He added that teleworking had been expanded which means that only essential council workers need to leave their homes to perform important duties. “We have to continue working together to deal with the challenge posed by the virus outbreak, and that if we get the best out of ourselves, then we will be able to get out of this situation,” Luengo added.

NEWS

Pure Alcohol Deaths THE National Police is investigating the deaths of two people in Alicante, who are suspected of drinking neat alcohol at a party. A 28-year-old man was also hospitalised for the same reason, with reports suggesting the highproof value alcohol had been mixed with soft drinks. The National Police discovered that the two victims had been at a house party in the city. Reports suggested that they decided to go for a mix involving the high percentage strength alcohol, after the conventional drink supply had run out.


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Naval Chief Sails Into Retirement PA U L E D WA R D S h a s r e t i r e d a s chairman of the Royal Naval Association, Torrevieja branch, after five years in the post, and has been succeeded by Tony Jenkins. Paul made his announcement at this month’s AGM, where members praised his contribution in steering the branch’s voyage in the right direction since 2015. The branch committee thanked him for helping them increase their membership and his involvement in a variety of successful social events. Paul said: “I have enjoyed being the local RNA chairman, and I would have loved to have continued, but my attendance over the last year has had to be restricted due to illness and other commitments. “It would have been unfair to have continued as my circumstances were not going to change, but after five years, it is time for a new chairman to take up the mantle to make sure the RNA goes from strength to strength.” He added that he was still looking forward to attending meetings and social events as a simple ‘Jolly Jack.’

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Cartagena Tree Plan

GOING GREEN: ARBA members after a recent planting session. A G R O U P t h a t p ro m o t e s n a t u r a l t re e and shrub landscapes in the Cartagena area, has suggested the c re a t i o n o f a g re e n ‘ c o r r i d o r ’ o f t re e s which would connect all of the natural areas between the east and west of the city. The ARBA association

is to put the idea to the local council, which would see trees familiar to the hills above Cartagena, like the oak, being planted across the city to replace existing garden vegetation. ARBA president, José Luis Sánchez, said: “This is a very ambitious proposal in which we would use public parks, roads, and any surface where trees could be planted.” He explained that the project could radically change the appearance of Cartagena, but admitted that European grants would be needed to fund any plans. ARBA is already work-

ing with the Cartagena authorities on the socalled ‘Mesa de la Reforestación,’ which would see a green tree blanket placed on the hills stretching from Cartagena down to Cabo de Palos. The plan is easier said than done, as agreements would have to be reached with all of the landowners, as well as dealing with some of the soil that has been contaminated over the years with metal. The association has been busy since it was for med in 2014, as the following year they launched an initiative to revive the Cabo

Tiñoso area. A total of 850 juniper trees and bushes were planted in an area which has some of the lowest rainfall figures in the Iberian Peninsula. In the Sierra de La Muela, ARBA launched Proyecto Fénix to replant trees that were destroyed by a big fire in 2012. Over the last four years, they have planted more than 2,700 trees and shrubs in La Muela, along with other collaborations which include work in the Calblanque natural park which will see the revitalisation of a palm tree grove.

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Mule’s Hard Swallow

WOMAN ARRESTED: Drug mule’s hidden stash revealed. A WOMAN who ingested 75 portions of cocaine wrapped in plastic was arrested by the Guardia Civil, after her plan was foiled in a check at Alicante-Elche airport earlier this month. The 21-year-old had flown in from Paris, after beginning her journey from Guinea. She had over a kilo of

the drug in her stomach and told Guardia officers that she had not eaten for several days. She admitted to being a drug mule and said that she was going to be met by somebody at the airport. Due to the large quantity of cocaine involved, the smuggler was taken to prison af-

ter ‘expelling’ the drug packets, whilst a search was launched for her Spanish contact. Guardia officers say they target what they regard as ‘hot flights’ from certain destinations where they suspect arrivals of trying to smuggle drugs, and that they arrested the woman as soon as she got off the plane.


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Drunk And Disorderly

WORKERS ATTACHED: Murcia’s Civil Protection ambulance. AN intoxicated man is facing assault charges after he attacked ambulance workers during his journey to hospital in Murcia City. The 38-year-old Lithuanian had rolled up at a National Police station in the El Car men area of the city, and appeared to be drunk. Police officers said that he collapsed on the ground, and a Civil Protection ambulance team was called. The man was said to be in a calm state and he was transferred to the

ambulance, which then started the trip to Murcia’s Reina Sofia hospital. The journey though took an unexpected turn when he suddenly became violent. He assaulted one of the three-strong crew and spat at another of them, before security guards restrained him when he arrived at the hospital. A judge has opened an investigation and released the man on bail, whilst taking telephone statements from the ambulance staff.


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Acts of kindness

SOLIDARITY: People are showing support and kindness to each other. WITH people physically disconnecting from each other, acts of support and kindness are showing the true meaning of solidarity as the world joins together to conquer the virus. News that Spain will receive approximately one million face masks from Huawei in China and two million from fashion giant Mango to help healthcare workers battle the

Coronavirus puts forward the point that we are all in this together. Another generous act has been that of Hyundai Spain who has provided healthcare workers across the country access to its currently unused fleet of vehicles. The Korean company said that the vehicles, such as those usually used by marketing and press, as well as demo

cars and all its available fleet, are at the disposal of the country’s healthcare professionals during the State of Alarm. The initiative, named #yocedomicoche, will provide hospitals with ways of transporting equipment or staff to other medical centres and providing health professionals access to cars so they don’t have to use public transport.

Counterfeit products Credit: Belgian Economic Inspection and Belgian Customs

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FAKE: Face masks seized in Belgium. THE European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been monitoring the activities of a number of rogue manufacturers and importers who are taking advantage of the current coronavirus crisis. It has discovered that there are a number of fraudsters importing into the European Union a selection of fake medical and personal protection products including masks, disinfectants, sanitisers and test kits. As well as being ineffective against the virus, these products also fail to comply with

EU standards, potentially damaging health. Sadly, fake face masks packaged to appeal to children are also being ruthlessly smuggled. Evidence suggests that these counterfeit products enter Europe through online sales and arrive in containers with fake certificates, are declared as other products, and then find their way into the normal distribution channels, or are sold on the black market. Consumers are encouraged to be very careful about only buying such items from reputable sources.


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BURGLAR NABBED Reduced NINE people have been arrested in Alhama de Murcia for being part of a group that stole from at least 21 rural homes and villas in the area. The Guardia Civil launched Operation Croky in January, after a series of reports of rural robberies that were causing alarm amongst local residents. Officers discovered that two groups of young people were coordinating the burglaries between themselves, which would be committed over a relatively brief period of time. A period of regrouping would then take place, before the crooks struck again. The Guardia said that the gang was well organised, and would weigh up every target carefully to make sure that each property was relatively isolated, had no alarm system, and no dogs. All access routes to and from each home were studied along with emergency escape options if they needed to be used. The properties would also be watched and then at least three members of the group would strike when the building was empty, forcing their way in through doors and windows. They then stole items that could easi-

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GUARDIA CIVIL: A surveillance operation led to two gang members being arrested. ly be sold online or directly to a third party like jewellery, bicycles, clothes, and small appliances. Any amount of money that was easily visible was also pocketed. A surveillance operation led to two gang members being arrested and then the net quickly closed in on the rest of their colleagues. A search of two addresses in the Al-

hama area led to the discovery of guns and bullets, as well as an array of stolen items that had not yet been sold off, which included two mountain bikes and a collection of soft toys. Some of those arrested were juveniles and were made available to Murcia’s juvenile prosecutors, whilst the rest of the group appeared before a magistrate in Totana.

THE supermarket chain Mercadona has cut its opening hours and given priority to older customers at its outlets across the Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The company reduced its trading times last week and is opening at 8.00am, but closing its doors much earlier at 7.00pm. It has emphasised that it will continually review and adapt to the changing situation of the coronavirus outbreak. From the start of the state of alarm, the chain has controlled how many people are in a store at one time, but it has now made it clear that elderly people, pregnant women, and disabled people will get priority entry. Gel and gloves were also made available at of all of Mercadona’s stores from the beginning of the lockdown period.


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Three arrested

LARGE HAUL: Guardia display of the fake notes.

THREE men were arrested earlier this month for trying to use fake bank notes in a number of Torrevieja shops. The Spanish trio, aged 28, 36 and 37 years, had made the journey from the Murcia region, and potentially had just over €11,000 of bogus curren-

cy ready to distribute in the city’s stores. Their shopping spree drew the attention of the Guardia Civil, who arrested them on the Paseo de la Libertad, after seeing them behave suspiciously in the area. The men were monitored by officers as they entered and exited sever-

al stores, and then drove down a couple of streets, before parking up again and repeating the same process. A search of the trio and their car yielded €11,030 of fake notes, which included 215 bogus €50 bills. The men were released on bail.


FINANCE

Fuel Prices may rise

FOR some weeks now, the world has benefited by the schism be­ tween OPEC and Russia over oil production and motorists have benefited here in Spain as well as throughout Europe with a drop in fuel prices. The OPEC concept was to reduce production in order to keep prices high as demands fall due to lock­ downs but Russia refused. Things have changed however as President Trump has intervened to initially purchase 30 million bar­ rels of crude oil to add to American reserves, thus steadying the price.

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€4 billion

is the amount of lost profit that Spanish banks are expected to suffer in 2020 due to coronavirus according to Bank of America

Netflix reduce bandwidth

Inditex donate supplies AS many companies with huge turnovers look to their governments to support them financially during the crisis caused by the coronavirus, Spanish giant Inditex, the world’s largest retailer, confirms that profits will be down this year. Not daunted however, they have decided that with more than 3,700 stores temporarily closed around the world (although encouragingly only 11 of those are now in China), it will start to help the fight against the virus by turning over much of its ca­ pacity to making accessories for the health section.

By John Smith First project concerns face masks and Inditex expects to have more than 300,000 ready to hand over to the Spanish Health Authority within a matter of days. It then plans to move into produc­ tion or sourcing of gloves, protective glasses, caps, and face shields and once it can obtain the correct med­ ical grade fabric will turn its capabili­ ty over to production of medical gowns. Spain is still the largest single mar­ ket for Inditex products so it is repay­

ing the country in which it was founded by doing what it can to as­ sist during this time of emergency. Although it is financially very sound with more than €8 billion in reserves, thanks to the uncertainty of trading due to the virus it has post­ poned any decision to issue a divi­ dend but will review later in the year. In the meantime, all shops that are open around the world offer cus­ tomers the chance to return used or unwanted clothes which will then be donated to a number of different charities for distribution to those in need.

FOLLOWING a request from Euro­ pean Union Commissioner Thierry Breton, Netflix has agreed to re­ duce the bandwidth it uses in Eu­ rope, but only by 25 per cent. The Commissioner made the re­ quest in order to try to ensure that with so many people in lock­ down, the internet would not crash. As Netflix charge an additional fee for HD quality, they have been careful to ensure that those cus­ tomers who do pay the extra don’t lose out or ask for a refund. Overall picture quality should­ n’t reduce considerably.

LEGALLY SPEAKING Was plus valia overpaid? I sold my house in 2017 and, although the house was sold at a loss, the solicitor dealing with the sale had to pay Marbella Council around €40,000 municipal plus valia tax. I have asked the solici­ tor who dealt with the sale to claim this money back, but I am informed that I should not press my case as this would cause my claim to go to the bottom of the pile. Have you any suggestions? D W (Costa del Sol) The plus valia tax is a municipal tax YOU AND THE charged on an esti­ LAW IN SPAIN mated increase in value whenever a property changes hands. The longer the time between the original purchase and the sale, the higher the tax will be. In the recent depressed property market, however, many sales have been made at a real loss, even though the rated value, the valor catastal, has risen by a small amount. You may want to start a procedure of con­ tencioso­administrativo where a citizen acts against a decision of the public administration and you will find the courts receptive to your cause. Even so, it will be a long process.

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.

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Stress test THE Bank of England and the Prudential Regulation Authority have cancelled the 2020 stress test for eight UK banks and building societies in line with the European Banking Authority. This test was introduced to ensure that banks are properly funded.

Better deals TELEFÓNICA Spain is offering a range of free extras to subscribers to its internet/TV/phone packages and the amount of additional material depends upon the package in place. Movistar has added 30 GB per month at no additional cost for two months.

Work together THE UK government has relaxed certain competition laws so that supermarkets may exchange information on stock levels as well as share warehouse space and delivery vans during the coronavirus crisis. In addition, they will be able to share staff.

Spanish Stock Exchange THE decision by the Spanish National Securi­ ties Market Commission to give in principle ap­ proval for the takeover o f t h e S p a n i s h S t o c k E x­ change (Bolsas y Merca­ dos Españoles) by Swiss

group SIX has encour­ aged other groups to buy its shares. One British group, Sand Grove Capital has increased its stake to more than 3 per cent, making it the third

largest shareholder in BME, slightly behind BlackRock with just un­ der 4 per cent. Shares in BME are therefore bucking the downwards trend and are in demand.


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Bankers’ €447m scam TWO British bankers have been found guilty of tax evasion in what is believed to be Germany’s biggest postwar fraud trial with the guilty parties defrauding the government of €447 million. They have received suspended sen­ tences from the court in Bonn but one of them has also been fined €14 million for his part in the crime. This incredible scam is known as the cum­ex trade (similar in some ways to the Carousel frauds over VAT in the UK) but was carried out on more than 30 occasions. They basically employed multi­bil­

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BONN DISTRICT COURT: Two British bankers were found guilty.

Stockbrokers write notes WITH many banks and investment firms closing their dealing rooms and asking staff to work from home because of coronavirus, they now face a possible breach of European Union trading laws.

The EU market watchdog has confirmed that whilst all traders are supposed to record conversations with customers, for the duration of the current crisis, they must take detailed notes of their con-

versations. This is in response to complaints from banks that they have not received sufficient advice on what they should tell their staff to do in order to comply with the law.

lion­euro trades to allow them to file bogus tax claims and ran this from 2005 until 2011 with particular suc­ cess during the financial crisis. The trial had been underway for several months but was brought to an abrupt end with the convictions due to the current coronavirus out­ break. Although others were involved in operating the scam, these two were considered to be the brains behind the entire operation and the court wanted to at least see their trial fin­ ished but the trial of the others is likely to continue at some time in the future. One of the two men who used Gibraltar­based investment vehicle Ballance Capital, told the court “I have made mistakes, I have learned my lesson,” but a fine of €14 million doesn’t actually replace the €447 mil­ lion which was collected by the pair over their seven­year crime spree. It is believed that the technical le­ galities surrounding the trial made it the most complicated tax fraud case in history, but the convictions may be used as a precedent in future trials.

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BUSINESS EXTRA Task force THE Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK is setting up a task force in order to ensure that retailers don’t use the coronavirus to take advantage of shoppers by either artificially inflating prices or making false claims.

Plastic bags IN order to speed up deliveries and to encourage home shopping, the British government is allowing supermarkets and food retailers to scrap the 5p charge for each plastic bag used for those ordering their groceries online.

Real gamble THE Gamesys Group which currently runs one gambling brand, Botemania, in Spain, is looking to launch a second platform following its recent merger and Ceuta officer relocation. Spain has however recently said that it will impose restrictions on gambling sites.


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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT ONE thing the UK has to be c a re f u l o f i n t h e p re s e n t crisis is the illegals. It is estimated that there could be over a million of these people living and working in the UK. Despite the government’s plans to cover the earnings and business affairs of the legitimate citizens, quite rightly no provisions have been made to offset any problems of the illegal brigade. Unfortunately this is going to mean droves of disgruntled, hungry and possibly dangerous individuals prowling the streets prepared to do just about anything to ease their desperate situations. Of course if Corbyn’s lot were in power, they would probably have special stations set up to take care of them all. In fact, if Diana Abbott had anything to do with it, it’s highly likely they would be given some kind of priority! When our lives return to normal, let us hope there is a bit

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BENEFITS: What a load of baloney.

of ‘new brooming’ and some of these, often utterly ludicrous practices, are sorted out once and for all. Particularly the benefit baloney the country has become entangled and gnarled up in over the years. In fact this latest example is not only a disgrace, but an insult to the families and victims of one of the worst acts of terror the country has ever seen. Last week, after the brother of the Manchester bomber was impris-

oned for his part in the attack, it was revealed that his family had been receiving benefits of more than £2,000 a month. What was actually more disturbing was that when his mother took her three youngest children back to Libya in 2016, no one from Social Services thought to check their circumstances and the payments continued unabated. This was subsequently used by these two monsters to not

only live on, but also purchase the components for the bomb which ultimately took the lives and maimed the scores of innocent victims in the Manchester arena atrocity. In other words the British tax payer funded the attack! Obviously when all this horror is at an end and the UK has the opportunity for a fresh start, the whole system will need a complete overhaul. In our ‘new world,’ that will inevitably have undergone dra-

matic change, we will hopefully see more attention paid to the indigenous and better deserving population and use a little more common sense over the bleeding heart and luvvie brigade, who have managed to disrupt common sense and plunge the UK into a mind boggling turmoil of political correctness and utterly ludicrous ‘uman rights which needs to be sorted. Finally this week I fervently hope, that when our human race ultimately manages to defeat this invisible nightmare, it will realise just how frail our existence actually is and learn that love and peace is still the only true answer to it all. Hang in there everyone. Don’t forget you can find me on EXPATRADIO.UK Mon, Wed, and Fri. Messages and request for loved ones the order of the day. Stay safe and well. Keep the faith Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

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DIMWITTED OR DOWNRIGHT WITTY? Described in a recent report as ‘garbage language,’ these are the BREAKING VIEWS empty buzz words, acronyms and Nora is the author of popular psychological idioms that pop up in conversations suspense and crime thrillers and a freelance journalist. in the media, tech, marketing and To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to management consultancy worlds. www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/nora-johnson And too often used by those who aren’t cut out to manage and so hide behind buzz words and clichés IN the course of our working lives, to mask the fact they haven’t a clue we’ve all come across prime examwhat they're talking about. ples of people totally out of their The language of business - like that depth but who get by and are proof education and politics - seems moted purely by being able to talk deliberately designed to confuse. the talk. In other words, they excel at And, of course, if you don’t undermanagestand, you can’t constructively critim e n t cise because someone will - rightly speak and smugly - tell you that you simply g o b don’t ‘get it’! bledyA friend worked for a company gook. where they’d regularly say, ‘Let’s take this offline’ which completely confused him at first. Turns out this meant ‘stop talking about it.’ In fact, what they really meant was either: ‘I haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about so can we talk about this in private so I don’t have to look a right idiot in front of othTODAY’S PEOPLE: ers’ or, more comTalk the talk.

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monly: ‘No, I haven’t done what you asked, but the last thing I want is to let on to a room full of people I totally screwed up.’ And clichés beloved of our politicians? How about: ‘Hard-working families.’ ‘Fairness.’ ‘One-nation.’ ‘Transparency.’ Or: ‘We had a frank exchange of views, and a constructive dialogue on which we now have the basis to move forward, and we are very much looking forward to our next meeting in the light of this progress.’ So, ‘let’s think outside the box,’ ‘run it up and down the flagpole’ and ‘touch base.’ Phew! Whatever happened to plain old English? Oh yes, but back to the original point: maybe no-one really knows what they’re talking about any more… Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘Betrayal,’ ‘The Girl in the Woods,’ ‘The Girl in the Red Dress,’ ‘No Way Back,’ ‘Landscape of Lies,’ ‘Retribution,’ ‘Soul Stealer,’ ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.norajohnson.net) available online as ebook (€0.99;£0.99), ibook, paperback & audiobook. All profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity.

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Defenders UK Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One; Weather 2:30pm BBC London News; Weather 2:45pm Doctors 3:45pm London Kills 4:30pm Money for Nothing 5:30pm Ready, Steady, Cook 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six; Weather 7:30pm BBC London News; Weather 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm You Are What You Wear 10:00pm Noughts + Crosses 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:30pm Regional News and Weather 11:40pm Weather 11:45pm Question Time 12:45am Newscast 1:15am London Kills

Antiques Roadshow BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Hardball Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 3:30pm Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip 4:00pm Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip 4:30pm Red Rock 5:15pm Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Richard Osman's House of Games 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm MOTDx 8:30pm Villages by the Sea 9:00pm Great British Menu 10:00pm Hospital 11:00pm Live at the Apollo 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather

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Beyond 100 Days The Wonder of Animals 9:00pm Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History 10:00pm Mark Kermode's Oscar Winners: A Secrets of Cinema Special 11:00pm Cromwell The rise of Oliver Cromwell to power during the turbulent years of the mid17th century. 1:15am Amsterdam: An Art Lovers' Guide 2:15am Our Classical Century Suzy Klein and Joan Bakewell explore classical music between 1953 and 1971. 3:15am Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History

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7:00am Speed 9:10am Speed 2: Cruise Control 11:30am The Meg 1:30pm First Blood 3:15pm Rambo: First Blood Part II 5:00pm Cliffhanger 7:00pm Speed 9:00pm The Meg 11:00pm First Blood 12:45am Rambo: First Blood Part II

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11:30am EFL Greatest Games 12:15pm SPFL Greatest Games 12:30pm Football's Greatest Players 1:00pm Football Countdowns 1:30pm Football Years 2:00pm SPFL Greatest Games2:00pm EFL Greatest Games 2:15pm EFL Greatest Games 2:30pm SPFL Greatest Games 2:45pm SPFL Greatest Games 3:00pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Preview Show 3:30pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 4:00pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 4:30pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 5:00pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Preview Show 5:30pm EFL Greatest Games 5:45pm The Fantasy Football Club 8:00pm The Fantasy Football Club 8:15pm The Fantasy Football Club

Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 10:00am Live NRL 12:00pm Sky Sports News 1:00pm Sky Sports News 2:00pm Sky Sports News 3:00pm My Icon 3:15pm Live World Golf Championships 6:00pm Live Euro 2020 Qualifiers Norway v Serbia (Kick-off 5.00pm). Coverage of the play-off qualifier from Ullevaal Stadion. 8:00pm Live Euro 2020 Qualifiers 11:15pm Live World Golf Championships 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News 3:00am Sky Sports News

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ISOLATION GAVIN LAMBE-MURPHY AS I sit at my desk to write this column, I realise that I am fortunate. Yes, like everyone else, I too am in lockdown, but as I sip my espresso, and look to the sea, I know I am one of the lucky ones. I’m healthy and my family, who are in Ireland and the south of France, are thus far, okay. I am lucky in others ways too, as I’ve never held, what they like to call a ‘proper job.’ Therefore, I’m used to the freedom of doing as I wish, when I wish. While I saw others panic and stress when told to self-isolate, the idea of staying home, was at first, very normal to me. However, it was after day one that I realised, I longed to lunch at Sea Grill, or get lost in Museo Ralli. I longed to be free to pass the late afternoon at the stores of Puerto Banus, or hop on a plane for risotto al nero at Cipriani, Monte Carlo. But alas, lockdown is lockdown. As the days began to pass, I started to snoop on social media to see how others were coping. Home work outs, cookery, fashion advice, beauty tips for ‘lockdown meltdown.’ All fine, but nothing new. Then of course there were those, who chose to moan and complain about everything and everyone. I scrolled and scrolled, only to see people moaning at the government, the world, the sky, the sea and the dog. Nothing was off limits. Without intention, I began to unfriend and delete people at an alarming rate. Why do I need these negative sorts in my new virtual world? I guess I’d never noticed them before, as I, like most, pay little attention to social media, as such. Delete, delete, delete... I went into a frenzy, going from over 3,000 Facebook friends to less than 500 within half an hour. Try it, it’s surprisingly liberating. So, with a major Facebook cull complete, a morning swim, lunch on the terrace, and a work out planned for that evening, how was I going to stay entertained for the rest of the day? A couple of years ago, I wrote a novel, Diary of an It Boy. A factional story based on the hectic life of an international socialite. Filled with dramas and high-octane parties, from London to Gstaad. From Gstaad to Marbella, and beyond.

FORTUNATE: There’s a book in all of us, why not try it? Anyhow, I remembered how good it felt to escape into the writing world, where nothing matters apart from the screen and your creativity. After an hour in the cellar selecting some wine, I poured a glass of Amarone, and set about writing a whole new book. Should it be a follow-on from book one? Seeing as so much has happened since I wrote it, perhaps yes. It was at that moment, I experienced my first point of writers’ block. ‘Oh, a new book, exciting! What’s it going to be called?’ my friend Tancredi enthused, via Facetime. I couldn’t even come up with a storyline, so the title was too much to try. I closed the laptop and went to workout. As I pounded the treadmill (God I miss my morning run on the beach), it came to me. That evening with Miles Davis playing, the fire lighting, and the distinct scent of Byredo Safran candles, that fill my house, ideas flowed and I got busy. Without trying, I found my mojo. There’s a book in us all, try it. Who knows, perhaps from these dark days, will emerge some great modern classics. I’ll keep you posted. Stay safe, stay busy, stay creative.

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Ready, Steady, Cook Back in Time for... BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Hardball Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 3:30pm Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip 4:00pm Red Rock 4:45pm Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial 5:45pm The TV That Made Me 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Richard Osman's House of Games 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Rick Stein's Secret France 9:00pm Great British Menu 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pmPilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight 12:00am Weather 12:05amThe Lost City of Z

8:00pm World News Today The day's leading stories. 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1989 9:00pm Kings of Soul 10:00pm Top of the Pops: 1989 Nicky Campbell hosts the edition first shown on June 8. 10:30pm Rock n Roll Island The history of Eel Pie Island, a small island in the Thames in south-west London, which became the epicentre of R`n"B in the 1960s. 11:30pm Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution - With Howard Goodall 12:30am Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 1:30am Acoustic at the BBC 2:25am Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business 3:25am Rock n Roll Island

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NOT BORED YET DEAR EWN, Thanks for keeping on top of the reporting for us. Now that my family’s panic has calmed down a bit and we have started to settle in after a week of isolation, I am glad we have somewhere to turn to. We thought the children were going to drive us crazy because they are a tad hyperactive but have taken some advice I saw you had online and we have been doing daily relaxation and yoga. There were also a lot of online activities for them and the town hall has been showing videos of exercise, so at least we will come out of this more physically fit! Anyway, just popped by to say thanks. Keep up the good work. Your writers are doing a great job. Kind regards, The Ferguson family Fuengirola

Heavy handed DEAR Euro Weekly, I wondered if any of your other readers have been having the same problem. I understand and agree with all this staying in the house isolation. However, my wife and I are in jobs where we still have to go to our workplace. We have our NIE and residency but also carry a paper signed and stamped by our work. We are getting stopped every day when we leave the house and the police are not happy with our paperwork. I understand the reason they are there and the massive and scary task they have at hand but must they be so aggressive? Also, I really do feel that there is a sense of racism about it. I am obviously not a local which they will tell by looking at me. I was out walking my dog and a kind resident pulled up and told me that the police were on the next block and scanning all the dog’s electronic chips to make sure they are registered to you, overkill? I will keep doing all that I can but is there no way of explaining this is scary enough without an armed aggressive man threatening you every day? Concerned. David MacAskill

HELPING: Doing daily relaxation and yoga.

New patterns DEAR Leapy Lee, With regard to your recent piece, the first four columns, so right. I always go to your article first. The whole makeup of the UK now makes me gasp, each time I go back the changes get worse, the recipe for a great country gets changed. If one makes a great cake do not throw in more currants, more different fruits and spices, how about

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if it ain’t broke don’t mend it. I was a child there during the Second World War, the only thing I had to worry about was being bombed, growing up I was in the RAF, stockbrokers, then a bank. The fabric of my country was great, but now there are far too many patterns in the carpet. Just love your remarks. Keep going. Regards. Richard Worden

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Wow... the whole world united. Why can’t it be like this forever.

Under control SPAIN is currently on lockdown in a State of Alarm and most residents are now in self-isolation. In certain areas of the country, the police are having major problems controlling the general public. Hefty fines are being dealt out and warnings are being given for normal acts like walking down the street or having passengers in your car. The police may seem heavy-handed and threatening to some, even though the people of Spain are pretty compliant in comparison to other countries. Will the UK lockdown go so smoothly? The news in Britain up until now has been full of crime, out of control gangs and evidence that the police there cannot handle the public as it stands. How will they deal with that kind of lawlessness when trying to enforce a lockdown? We can only hope that the Army can put the point across and bring the country into their control. Who knows, maybe when we come out the other side of this there may be some kind of new appreciation and order. The population may then realise that a sense of control can work in everybody’s favour. Solidarity and putting on a united front in a time like this can help spread a feeling of positivity as we band together to get through this. Here’s hoping, stay safe.

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BREAKING NEWS: Third Spain Guardia Civil coronavirus death this week So sad, when you think this officer was doing his job trying to keep everyone safe from those who flaunt the regulations. May he rest in peace. xx Val Edlin

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FOR NEXT 7 DAYS AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) A shopping trip with a friend makes you realise that there is more to them than meets the eye. Should you have underestimated them, encourage them to open up. Something you hear this week will be of immense value to you in the future. Decorating and changes at home really bring spring into your life and perk you up.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Someone new to your circle of friends brings humour and a new lease of life, socially. When something outside your comfort zone is suggested, then be sure that it is not just faint heart that is stopping you. There is nothing wrong with saying ‘no’, unless there is heartache in doing so and then wishing that you had not.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Are you in the mood for some retail therapy? There are bargains to be had this week. The trend also extends to your personal life where it is possible to negotiate much more easily with a loved one. Suggestions for a busy weekend may be resisted owing to overload.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) The more sensitive side of your nature comes to the fore this week. You are likely to find yourself upset but, by looking on the bright side and keeping your sense of humour, brings a balanced view.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) This is a time to keep your mind sharp, so get plenty of sleep and exercise for sure. Legal matters may be paramount and need specialist advice. So long as you are doing your best in a certain situation, no more can be expected of you.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) This is a time of the year when new starts and fresh ideas come to you, which is excellent news for those who are looking forward to changes. The weekend brings you courage and determination and you feel confident enough to speak plainly with people.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Something said to you in confidence should be respected this week. Should the beans be spilled, it will not be you who is feeling guilty. The need to help someone with legal forms or some other complicated matter will be much appreciated.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) A slow start to the week sees you full of beans come Wednesday. What is the cause of this change of attitude? Something you worked on last week shows signs of progress just when you thought it wouldn't.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) It is now that you may realise how right you were to keep something in reserve. Certainly, so far as a relationship is concerned, holding back has proved its worth. Financially, you are entering a period of frugality, but this is more for your own satisfaction than because of any money worries.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) News of someone close brings finances into your mind. Perhaps some juggling is needed to keep the balance. There is more than one way to conserve both energy and money, which will give you a head start. Getting involved with a charity, even on a small scale, can bring immense satisfaction and costs nothing.

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Wanted Down Under Bargain Hunt BBC News Weather for the Week Ahead 2:15pm Songs of Praise 2:50pm Lifeline 3:00pm Escape to the Country 4:00pm Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 4:30pm Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 5:50pm Ready, Steady, Cook 6:35pm Blue Planet Revisited: A Shark's Tale 7:35pm BBC News 7:50pm BBC London News; Weather 7:55pm Weather 8:00pm Countryfile 9:00pm Antiques Roadshow 10:00pm The Nest 11:00pm BBC News 11:20pm BBC London News; Weather 11:25pm Weather 11:30pmRain Man 1:35am Weather for the Week Ahead

3:15am This is BBC Two 7:35am The Instant Gardener 8:25am The A to Z of TV Cooking 9:10am Gardeners' World 9:40am Countryfile 10:35am Beechgrove Repotted 11:05amSaturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:35pm Great British Menu 1:05pm Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul 2:05pm Natural World 3:05pm Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life 4:05pm Evil Under the Sun 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Back in Time for... 8:00pm The Americas with Simon Reeve 9:00pm Race Across the World 10:00pmDragons' Den 11:00pm Trigonometry 11:45pm Jawbone 1:10am The Homesman 3:05am Question Time 4:05am Fraud Squad NHS 4:50am Holby City 5:50am This is BBC Two

8:00pm Natural World 9:00pm Britain's Lost Waterlands: Escape to Swallows and Amazons Country 10:00pm Operation Gold Rush with Dan Snow Dan Snow, Felicity Aston and Dr Kevin Fong build a wooden boat, following original designs for the vessels used during the Gold Rush. 11:00pm The Odyssey 12:55am Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence 2:15am Handmade in Bolton Historian Dr Janina Ramirez and reformed forger Shaun Greenhalgh work to recreate ancient works of art. 2:45am Discovering the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Benjamin Britten

7:05am King of Queens 7:25am King of Queens 7:50am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:15am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:40am The Big Bang Theory 9:00am The Big Bang Theory 9:25am The Big Bang Theory 9:55am Jamie's Meat-Free Meals 10:30amSunday Brunch 1:30pm The Simpsons 2:00pm The Simpsons 2:25pm The Simpsons 2:55pm The Simpsons 3:25pm Eragon 5:25pm The Secret Life of the Zoo 6:30pm Channel 4 News 7:00pm A Place in the Sun 8:00pm Escape to the Chateau 9:00pm Secrets of Egypt's Valley of the Kings 10:00pmHomeland 11:00pm Gogglebox 12:00amDawn of the Planet of the Apes 2:25am The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

10:55am SpongeBob Squarepants 11:10am The Loud House 11:25am Britain's Greatest Bridges 11:40amWWE Raw Highlights 12:35pm Friends 1:05pm Friends 1:35pm Friends 2:05pm Friends 2:35pm Killer Sentence: Hailey Dean Mysteries 4:15pm Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 5:15pm Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 6:10pm Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 7:05pm Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 7:55pm 5 News Weekend 8:00pm Inside... 9:00pm The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 10:00pmRich House, Poor House 11:00pm 13 Moments... 12:30am The Ten Faces of Michael Jackson

6:05am How I Met Your Mother 6:30am How I Met Your Mother 7:00am Hollyoaks 9:25am Man with a Plan 9:55am Man with a Plan 10:25am Man with a Plan 10:55am Man with a Plan 11:25am Man with a Plan 11:55am The Goldbergs 12:25pm Schooled 12:50pm Young Sheldon 1:15pm Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist 2:15pm The Big Bang Theory 2:40pm The Big Bang Theory 3:10pm The Big Bang Theory 3:40pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:10pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4:40pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:10pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5:40pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6:10pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 6:40pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7:10pm Independence Day 10:00pmBatwoman 11:00pmSupernatural 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory 1:00am Batwoman

7:00am Live Anz Premiership Netball 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 10:00am Good Morning Sports Fans News and views on today's early stories, a look at the back pages, a tip on today's racing and a sporting weather forecast. 11:00am The Sunday Supplement 12:30pm Sky Sports News 1:00pm Sky Sports News 2:00pm Sky Sports News 3:00pm Sky Sports News 4:00pm Sky Sports News 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Sky Sports News 7:00pm Sky Sports News 8:00pm Super League 10:30pm Sky Sports News 11:00pm A League of Their Own 12:00am NFL Highlights 2:00am NFL Highlights

11:30am Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook 12:30pm Griff's Great Australian Adventure 1:00pm ITV News and Weather 1:14pm ITV London Weather 1:15pm The Voice UK 2:15pm Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Take Away 3:20pm In for a Penny 3:50pm Tipping Point: Lucky Stars 4:50pm Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 7:25pm ITV News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News London 8:00pm The Family Chase 9:00pm The Good Karma Hospital 10:00pm Belgravia 11:00pm ITV News and Weather 11:14pm ITV London Weather 11:15pm The Station: Trouble On The Tracks

8:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 8:10am You've Been Framed! 8:40am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10:15am Dress to Impress 11:15am Dress to Impress 12:15pm Dress to Impress 1:20pm You've Been Framed! 2:25pm Honey 3:25pm FYI Daily 3:30pm Honey 4:20pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 5:25pm FYI Daily 5:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 6:10pm Despicable Me 3 7:10pm FYI Daily 7:15pm Despicable Me 3 7:55pm Coyote Ugly 8:55pm FYI Daily 9:00pm Coyote Ugly 10:00pm Ibiza Weekender 11:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy

8:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 8:10am You've Been Framed! 8:40am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10:15am Dress to Impress 11:15am Dress to Impress 12:15pm Dress to Impress 1:20pm You've Been Framed! 2:25pm Honey 3:25pm FYI Daily 3:30pm Honey 4:20pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 5:25pm FYI Daily 5:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 6:10pm Despicable Me 3 7:10pm FYI Daily 7:15pm Despicable Me 3 7:55pm Coyote Ugly 8:55pm FYI Daily 9:00pm Coyote Ugly 10:00pm Ibiza Weekender 11:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy

8:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 8:10am You've Been Framed! 8:40am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 9:25am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10:15am Dress to Impress 11:15am Dress to Impress 12:15pm Dress to Impress 1:20pm You've Been Framed! 2:25pm Honey 3:25pm FYI Daily 3:30pm Honey 4:20pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 5:25pm FYI Daily 5:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks 6:10pm Despicable Me 3 7:10pm FYI Daily 7:15pm Despicable Me 3 7:55pm Coyote Ugly 8:55pm FYI Daily 9:00pm Coyote Ugly 10:00pm Ibiza Weekender 1:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy

1:00pm Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 3:15pm Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 5:30pm Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 8:00pm Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 10:30pm Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 1:00am Star Wars: The Clone Wars

6:00am The Hurricane Heist: The Eye of the Storm 6:30am Hotel Mumbai: Special Sky Cinema takes a special look at the true-life thriller, starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs. 7:00am The Secret Life of Pets 2 8:30am Inside Man: Most Wanted 10:20am Info Not Available 10:50amThe Intruder 12:40pmRocket Man 2:55pm Free Preview Frozen 2 3:10pm Drunk Parents 5:05pm Her Smell 7:30pm The Secret Life of Pets 2 9:00pm Rocket Man 11:05pmDrunk Parents 12:50amHer Smell 3:15am The Drone 4:45am 10 Minutes Gone

9:00am Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 9:30am International Football 10:00am Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 10:30am EFL Goals: Leagues 1 & 2 11:00am The Sunday Supplement 12:30pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 1:00pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 1:30pm Info Not Available 4:15pm Info Not Available 6:45pm The Fantasy Football Club 6:55pm Info Not Available 9:00pm EFL Goals: Leagues 1 &2 9:30pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 10:00pm Info Not Available 10:15pm Info Not Available 10:30pm EFL Goals: Leagues 1 &2 11:00pm International Football 11:30pm Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights 12:00am EFL Goals: Leagues 1 &2

6:00am Tooth Fairy 8:00am Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 9:40am Action Point 11:10amAbout a Boy 12:55pmInstant Family 2:55pm King Ralph 4:35pm Evan Almighty 6:20pm Tag 8:10pm About a Boy 10:00pmInstant Family 12:05amThe Big Lebowski 2:10am Evan Almighty

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Cryptic Across 1 Blacksmiths’ blocks needed about five new nails (6) 4 Badly stored in a country area (6) 9 A humorous writer or two (5) 10 Is splitting the kingdom, but facing the facts (7) 11 Opposed unhappy Ed and his sister (8) 12 Gives weapons to members (4) 14 The German holding a couple of pages, smart (6) 16 A robber who is heard to have prohibited it (6) 19 Constrictor gets river animal (4) 20 Hymn is sad, cancel it (8) 23 Wandering Chinese leader is back in band (7) 24 Severely criticise cook (5) 25 Dreads becoming more unhappy (6) 26 Tablet broken in struggle (6) Down 1 Ted and Rita go out to get dressed (7) 2 Eastern European turns up with iodine in medicine bottles (5) 3 Country surveyor or painter (8) 5 Shape of zero value? (4) 6 Socialist brought to prison is roused (7) 7 The newspaper items are poorly written (5) 8 Eating last, rule out porridge (5) 13 Organisms present in dressed crab

I ate? (8) 15 Notice pal going wild with club? (7) 17 Badly written letters of support (7) 18 Shove canal boat (5)

Code Breaker

19 Block Kelvin's bellows (5) 21 Conversation about reading map (5) 22 The ceremony is correct, we hear (4)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 1 represents W and 16 represents C, so fill in W every time the figure 1 appears and C every time the figure 16 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 Alloy of copper and zinc (5) 3 Fundamental (5) 6 See 18 8 Set of cutlery (7) 9 Drive off or back (5) 10 Render unconscious by a blow (4) 13 Yell or cry like a wolf (4) 14 Ballroom dance (5) 17 Green gemstone (7) 18/6 Flee (3,3) 19 Put off to another time (5) 20 Mischievous fairies (5)

English - Spanish

Down 1 Produce a current of air (4) 2 Consecrated (6) 3 Circle (4) 4 Onlooker (9) 5 Relating to the dog family (6) 7 Ride a bicycle with pedals at rest (9) 11 Wily, crafty (6) 12 Proceed slowly (6) 15 Disinclined to work or exertion (4) 16 Burden (4)

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

Across Down 1 Biblioteca (7) 1 Announcer (radio, television) (7) 2 Campanas (de iglesias, puertas) (5) 4 Millas (5) 7 Tails (of birds, horses, fishes, planes) 3 Sons-in-law (6) 4 Motorbikes (5) (5) 5 Call (7) 9 Portrait (7) 10 Witness (7) 6 Cigüeña (5) 11 Tiburón (5) 8 Deslizarse (5) 12 Cohete (6) 13 Colander (7) 14 Draw (equal score) (6) 15 Cerilla (5) 18 Fault (blame) (5) 16 Del este (7) 17 Esmalte (6) 20 Avisos (7) 18 Buckets (pails) (5) 22 Dormitorio (7) 23 Caballo (5) 19 Season ticket (theatre, rail, sport) (5) 24 Serious (5) 21 Circus (entertainment) (5) 25 Acostarse (3-4)

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Defenders UK Claimed and Shamed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One; Weather 2:30pm BBC London News; Weather 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm London Kills 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Money for Nothing 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six; Weather 7:30pm BBC London News; Weather 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Inside Out London 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm MasterChef 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:30pm Regional News and Weather 11:40pm Weather 11:45pmMan Like Mobeen 12:10am Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted 12:40am A Question of Sport

7:45am Bargain Hunt 8:30am Britain's Best Home Cook 9:30am The Week in Parliament 10:00am BBC News at 9 11:00am Victoria Derbyshire 12:00pm BBC Newsroom Live 2:00pm Hardball 2:45pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 3:30pm The TV That Made Me 4:00pm Red Rock 4:45pm Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial 5:45pm Eggheads 6:15pm Flog It! 7:00pm Richard Osman's House of Games 7:30pm Animal Park 8:00pm Yorkshire Wolds Way with Paul Rose 8:30pm Mastermind 9:00pm Only Connect 9:30pm University Challenge 10:00pm The Real Michael Jackson 11:30pm Newsnight 12:10am Weather 12:15am Cops Like Us

8:00pm Beyond 100 Days 8:30pm Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage 9:00pm Dynasties 10:00pm Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley 11:00pm England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey 12:00am Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau 1:00am Christo and JeanneClaude: Monumental Art 2:00am The Secret Life of Books 2:30am Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism 4:00am Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley

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 Judge Rinder 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 Coronavirus Report 9:30pm St Davids - Britain's Smallest City 10:00pm Liar 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm ITV News London 11:45pm Robbie Lyle Football Fans Under Their Skin 12:45am Out of Their Skin 1:35am All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite

7:00am Teleshopping 8:00am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8:50am Emmerdale 9:20am You've Been Framed! 10:20am Superstore 10:50am Superstore 11:15am Dinner Date 12:15pm Dress to Impress 1:15pm Emmerdale 1:45pm Catchphrase 2:50pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:45pm Dinner Date 4:50pm Dress to Impress 5:50pm Take Me Out 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 7:30pm You've Been Framed! 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Family Guy 10:30pm American Dad! 11:00pm The Stand Up Sketch Show 11:30pm Family Guy 11:55pm Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:55am The Cleveland Show

4:30am Emmerdale 6:50am ITV3 Nightscreen 7:00am Classic Coronation Street 7:25am Classic Coronation Street 7:55am Classic Emmerdale 8:25am Classic Emmerdale 8:55am Heartbeat 9:55am Man About the House 10:30am Man About the House 11:00am That's My Boy 11:30am A Touch of Frost 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:45pm Classic Emmerdale 3:15pm Classic Emmerdale 3:50pm Classic Coronation Street 4:20pm Classic Coronation Street 4:55pm Midsomer Murders 6:55pm Heartbeat 8:00pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 9:00pm Endeavour 11:00pm Scott & Bailey 12:00am A Touch of Frost 2:05am A Touch of Frost

12:00pm 12:45pm 1:15pm 2:00pm

8:45am King of Queens 9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:10am Frasier 10:40am Frasier 11:10am Undercover Boss USA 12:05pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Posh Pawnbrokers 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm A Place in the Sun 5:00pm Escape to the Chateau: DIY 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm Food Unwrapped 9:30pm Dispatches 10:00pmPutin: A Russian Spy Story 11:00pm 999: What's Your Emergency? 12:00am Emergency Helicopter Medics

8:00am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8:50am Emmerdale 9:20am You've Been Framed! 10:20am Superstore 10:50am Superstore 11:15am Dinner Date 12:15pm Dress to Impress 1:15pm Emmerdale 1:45pm Catchphrase 2:50pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3:45pm Dinner Date 4:50pm Dress to Impress 5:50pm Take Me Out 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 7:30pm You've Been Framed! 8:00pm You've Been Framed! 8:30pm You've Been Framed! 9:00pm Two and a Half Men 9:30pm Two and a Half Men 10:00pm Family Guy 10:30pm American Dad! 11:00pm The Stand Up Sketch Show 11:30pm Family Guy 11:55pm Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:55am The Cleveland Show 1:25am Two and a Half Men

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

9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 12:05am

Top Wing Paw Patrol Floogals Becca's Bunch Little Princess Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Sunny Bunnies Jeremy Vine Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 5 News Lunchtime Britain's Parking Hell Access Home and Away Neighbours The Killer Nurse Friends Friends 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Tonight Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson Police Interceptors Inside the Force: 24/7 Gang Wars Blitz

3:00pm Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 5:15pm Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 7:30pm Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 10:00pm Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 12:15am Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

5:40am King Ralph 7:30am The Royal Tenenbaums 9:25am What Men Want 11:25am Eighth Grade 1:05pm Tootsie 3:05pm Weird Science 4:45pm Date Night 6:20pm Eighth Grade 8:00pm The Royal Tenenbaums 10:00pm What Men Want 12:00am Team America: World Police

MONDAY TV

8:30am

How I Met Your Mother 9:00am Baby Daddy 9:30am Baby Daddy 10:00am Mike & Molly 10:30am Mike & Molly 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Goldbergs 12:30pm The Goldbergs 1:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm Melissa & Joey 3:30pm Melissa & Joey 4:00pm Mike & Molly 4:30pm Mike & Molly 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 Man with a Plan 9:00pm First Dates Abroad 10:00pm Made in Chelsea 11:00pm The Sex Clinic 12:05am The Big Bang Theory 12:35am The Big Bang Theory

3:15pm

4:45am 10 Minutes Gone 6:30am Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Special 7:00am Through the Fire 9:00am Drunk Parents 10:45am Her Smell 1:05pm Supercon 2:50pm Rocket Man 4:55pm Info Not Available 5:25pm Inside Man: Most Wanted 7:15pm Drunk Parents 9:00pm Rocket Man 11:05pm Supercon 12:50am Her Smell 3:15am The Drone 4:45am The Intruder A young married couple buy a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

1:30pm 2:00pm 2:15pm 2:30pm

My Icon The former England cricket captain and Sky Sports pundit discusses the individuals that have inspired him during his life and career. 3:30pm Sky Sports News 4:00pm Sky Sports News 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Sky Sports News at 5 7:00pm Sky Sports News at 6 The latest sports news and updates. 8:00pm Info Not Available 10:00pm Sky Sports Tonight This evening's leading sports stories. 11:00pm Sky Sports News at Ten 12:00am Live NBA: The Warm Up 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News

2:45pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 4:45pm 4:55pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 8:40pm 10:45pm 11:00pm 11:15pm 11:30pm 12:00am

Football Years EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games The Fantasy Football Club EFL Highlights Football's Greatest Players The Fantasy Football Club The Fantasy Football Club Info Not Available Soccer AM: The Best Bits Euro 2020 Qualifiers Highlights International Football The Fantasy Football Club Info Not Available The Fantasy Football Club SPFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games International Football The Fantasy Football

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Hexagram

TIME OUT

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

AERATE AZALEA CABANA CAREER CLAMMY EITHER ERASED ERRATA GAMBIT MANTLE MILIEU NUTRIA QUARRY QUAVER RETIRE STRICT STRING (10) STRIVE YEARLY

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Fletch 2 Listen 3 Needle 4 Lingua 5 Decree 6 Meteor 7 Raisin 8 Esteem 9 Insert 10 Action 11 Mutter 12 Teeing 13 Tennis 14 Breezy 15 Bygone 16 Chalet 17 Moiety 18 Leaden 19 Lambda

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.

Kakuro

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 F) 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: 17 • Good: 23

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

TARGET:

• Very good: 34 • Excellent: 44

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

Average: 15 Good: 21 Very good: 30

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Excellent: 39

eats tref trefa pate pates pats patsies oats manos mans mont month moms moan moans most nosiest mate mates mats mite mites mist mists miso mise tapa tamp tams toes team teams ties antre anther anomie omit omits smite smites staph stamp stoa steam sties soma site sites sits siesta steams seam seams seat seats seta setae sets seism

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION alto gaol goal halo halt holt holy lath loan logo long loon loot loth only tool along altho gloat halon hotly loath loony ology talon tonal galoot lagoon tangly ANTHOLOGY

Source: Equipboard

QUICK Across: 1 Irate, 4 Scarf, 7 Hilarious, 8 Lost, 10 Beret, 13 Cadet, 14 Zero, 17 Prejudice, 19 Pious, 20 Dingo.

CODE BREAKER

Down: 1 Inhale, 2/3 All ears, 4 Spoken, 5 Austere, 6 Fake, 9 Shampoo, 11 Recess, 12 Bolero, 15 Carp, 16 Fund, 18 Inn.

CRYPTIC

ENGLISH-SPANISH

Across:

Across:

1 Lighter, 5 Aesop, 8 Slash, 9 Dragoon, 10 Apparel, 11 Merry, 12 Asking, 14 Attest, 18 Slang, 20 Reissue, 22 Alerted, 23 Tries, 24 Haydn, 25 Tirades.

1 Same, 3 Cashiers, 9 Brócoli, 10 Citar, 11 Royal, 12 Aerial, 14 Celery, 16 Criado, 19 Latigo, 21 Vague, 24 Prado, 25 Pérdida, 26 Trousers, 27 Tray.

Down: 1 La scala, 2 Grasp, 3 Teheran, 4 Riddle, 5 Alarm, 6 Scourge, 7 Penny, 13 Knavery, 15 Twister, 16 Tresses, 17 Credit, 18 Smash, 19 Get on, 21 Spied.

Down:

1 Subtract, 2 Moody, 4 Afilar, 5 Hacer, 6 Entrada, 7 Sure, 8 Boiler, 13 Rosemary, 15 Llamado, 17 Rivers, 18 Copper, 20 Irons, 22 Guiar, 23 Spot.

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QUIZ: THE VANQUIZZED 1. Harmenszoon Van Rijn were the last names of which famous 17th century Dutch painter? 2. In 1632 the Flemish Baroque artist Sir Anthony van Dyck returned to London to be the main court painter at the request of which English monarch? 3. Singer-songwriter Van Morrison first rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of which Northern Irish R&B band? 4. What is the name of the cockney jack-of-all-trades character played by Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 American musical fantasy film Mary Poppins? 5. What is the name of the Dutch professor who is best known throughout many adaptations of the Dracula story as a vampire hunter and the archenemy of Count Dracula? He has been portrayed on film by many notable actors including Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Anthony Hopkins and Mel Brooks?

6. What is the nationality of Herman Van Rompuy, who was president of the European Council from December 2009 to November 2014? 7. Which actor played the title role in the 1970s TV crime drama series Van Der Valk? 8. Which actor starred with Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach in the 1966 spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly? 9. Who owned the Reliant Regal three-wheeled van with the licence plate number DHV 938D? 10. Who topped the UK singles chart in May 1972 with the song Vincent, written as a tribute to Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh? Not a lot of people know that… Lake Van, the largest lake in Anatolia, lies in the far east of Turkey in the provinces of Van and Bitlis. It is a saline soda lake, receiving water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains

Answers: 1. REMBRANDT, 2. CHARLES I, 3. THEM, 4. BERT, 5. Abraham VAN HELSING, 6. BELGIAN (born in Etterbeek, Brussels), 7. BARRY FOSTER, 8. LEE VAN CLEEF, 9. DEREK (DEL BOY) TROTTER, 10. DON McLEAN

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10:15am HealthCheck UK Live 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Defenders UK 12:45pm Claimed and Shamed 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One; Weather 2:30pm BBC London News; Weather 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm London Kills 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Money for Nothing 5:30pm Antiques Road Trip 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six; Weather 7:30pm BBC London News; Weather 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Our Girl 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:30pm Regional News and Weather 11:40pm Weather 11:45pm My Left Nut 12:50am London Kills 1:35am Weather for the Week Ahead

6:05am Judge Rinder 7:00am Good Morning Britain 10:00am Lorraine 11:00am This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women More celebrity interviews and topical debate from a female perspective. 2:30pm ITV Lunchtime News 2:55pm ITV News London 3:00pm Judge Rinder 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 Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:30pm ITV News London 11:45pm Kate & Koji 12:15am The Trouble with Maggie Cole 1:10am Ideal World 4:00am Culinary Genius

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This is BBC Two Defenders UK Money for Nothing The Repair Shop BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Lifeline The Super League Show Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Red Rock Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial Eggheads Flog It! Richard Osman's House of Games Animal Park Race Across the World Back in Time for... Cops Like Us Mock the Week Newsnight Weather Hospital Dragons' Den MasterChef Child of Our Time This is BBC Two

8:30pm Gareth Edwards' Great Welsh Adventure 9:00pm Digging For Britain: The Greatest Discoveries 9:30pm The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak 10:00pm Britain Beneath Your Feet 11:00pm Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney 12:00am Soup Cans & Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World 1:30am A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol 2:30am The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak 3:00am Digging For Britain: The Greatest Discoveries Professor Alice Roberts re-examines key archaeological sites of prehistoric Britain 3:30am Britain Beneath Your Feet

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Cheers Cheers King of Queens King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:10am Frasier 10:40am Frasier 11:05am Undercover Boss USA 12:05pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Come Dine with Me 2:05pm Posh Pawnbrokers 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm A Place in the Sun 5:00pm Escape to the Chateau: DIY 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 9:00pm The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer 10:15pmFive Guys a Week 11:15pmThe Windsors 11:45pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12:45am Friday Night Dinner

Teleshopping The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Coronation Street You've Been Framed! Superstore Superstore Dinner Date Dress to Impress Emmerdale Coronation Street You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dinner Date Dress to Impress Take Me Out You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Family Guy Family Guy Plebs Plebs Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men

7:00am Classic Coronation Street 7:25am Classic Coronation Street 7:55am Classic Emmerdale 8:25am Classic Emmerdale 8:55am Heartbeat 10:00am Man About the House 10:30am Man About the House 11:00am Rising Damp 11:30am A Touch of Frost 1:40pm Heartbeat 2:45pm Classic Emmerdale 3:15pm Classic Emmerdale 3:50pm Classic Coronation Street 4:20pm Classic Coronation Street 4:55pm Midsomer Murders 6:55pm Heartbeat 7:55pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 9:00pm Charles: 50 Years a Prince 10:00pm Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen 11:00pm Scott & Bailey 12:00am A Touch of Frost 2:10am A Touch of Frost 4:00am Man About the House

7:00am Only When I Laugh 7:25am Quincy, M.E. A police officer is killed while listening in on a deal between the Yakuza and the Mafia. 8:15am Kojak 9:10am The Saint 10:15am Minder 11:20am The Professionals 12:25pm The Sweeney 1:35pm Quincy, M.E. 2:35pm Kojak 3:40pm The Saint 4:40pm Minder 5:50pm The Professionals 6:55pm The Sweeney 8:00pm The Chase 9:00pm Giant Lobster Hunters 10:00pm First Blood 11:00pm FYI Daily 11:05pm First Blood 12:05am Double Impact 1:05am FYI Daily 1:10am Double Impact 2:10am Minder 3:15am Lethal Weapon 4:00am Teleshopping Buying goods from the comfort of home.

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Daisy & Ollie Peppa Pig Peppa Pig Top Wing Paw Patrol Floogals Becca's Bunch Little Princess Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Sunny Bunnies Jeremy Vine Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 5 News Lunchtime Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun Access Home and Away Neighbours Sinister Stepmother Friends Friends 5 News at 5 Neighbours Home and Away 5 News Tonight Wild Britain The Yorkshire Vet Info Not Available Inside... Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World

7:30am Hollyoaks 8:00am How I Met Your Mother 8:30am How I Met Your Mother 9:00am Baby Daddy 9:30am Baby Daddy 10:00am Mike & Molly 10:30am Mike & Molly 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Goldbergs 12:30pm The Goldbergs 1:00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2:00pm The Big Bang Theory 2:30pm The Big Bang Theory 3:00pm Melissa & Joey 3:30pm Melissa & Joey 4:00pm Mike & Molly 4:30pm Mike & Molly 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 Man with a Plan 9:00pm Fantastic Four 11:00pm Naked Attraction 12:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:30am The Big Bang Theory

2:15pm My Icon The cricketer speaks about the people that have inspired him in his career. 2:30pm Sky Sports News 3:00pm Sky Sports News 4:00pm Sky Sports News A round-up of the day's talking points and a look ahead to the events that are likely to make the news tomorrow, featuring previews and interviews. 5:00pm Sky Sports News 6:00pm Info Not Available 8:00pm Info Not Available 11:00pm Sky Sports News at Ten 12:00am Sky Sports News 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News A round-up of the day's talking points and a look ahead to the events that are likely to make the news tomorrow.

2:45pm Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 5:05pm Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 7:30pm Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 10:00pm Solo: A Star Wars Story 12:30am Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

4:45am The Intruder 6:30am Final Score: Special 7:00am Drunk Parents 8:50am 10 Minutes Gone 10:35amThe Runaways 12:35pmRocket Man Elton John enters an addiction rehabilitation session, and recounts his life in a flashback, covering his days as young Reginald Dwight growing up in 1950s Britain. 2:45pm Supercon 4:35pm Her Smell 7:00pm The Runaways 9:00pm Rocket Man 11:05pmDrunk Parents 12:50amSupercon 2:35am The Drone A bloodthirsty serial killer downloads his consciousness into a consumer drone, which flies away to terrorise a newlywed couple. 4:05am Her Smell

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1 A warm sunny period in Autumn (Fall) in the northern hemisphere is called an: African Spring; Australian Winter; Indian Summer; or Baked Alaska? 2 A business constituted as a ‘cooperative’ is owned and managed by its: Founders; Staff/customers; Venture capitalist investors; or National government? 3 What kitchen/restaurant appliance is named in French, deriving from Latin ‘bath of Maria’? 4 0.6214 mile is how many metres: 200; 1000; 1500; or 5000? 5 Vaseline is a genericized brandname for what sort of ‘Jelly’? 6 French writer/philosopher Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) inspired which behavioural term? 7 In yoga, ‘asana’ is: Breath; Place/position of pose; Meditation; or Incense smoke? 8 Name the ancient Greek slave/storyteller to whom many fables are attributed in an eponymous collection? 9The US Hillerich & Bradsby company’s ‘Louisville Slugger’ is a: Garden pesticide; Baseball bat; Earth-digger/mover; or Saxophone? 10 Zugzwang is a globalized German term for an obligatory disadvantageous: Chess move; Tax payment; Blood transfusion; or Give-way to a cyclist? 11 The old weight ‘dram’ or ‘drachm’ equates to: 1.772 grams; One ounce; One kilogram; or One ton? 12 What is the popular Tex-Mex and Mexican dish known in Spanish as ‘frijoles refritos’? 13 Monophthongs, dyphthongs and triphthongs are types of: Vowel sounds; Teeth; Cabbages; or Coin edging? 14 What word makes five new words when prefixing: Go; Ding; Ocular; Man; and Liner? 15 What French word refers to a terracotta dish and a pâté typically made in one: Tajine; Terrine; Ramekin; or Karahi? 16 What astrological star sign is represented by the scales? 17 From the Greek god of love what term refers to a part of the human body that is especially responsive to touch/stimulation? 18 Latin deus (god) and Javanese dejos became what Chinese pidgin English word for an incense stick? 19 Machiavellian/Machiavellianism, after Renaisance philosopher/writer/political scientist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), refers to: Joyful; Clumsy; Cunning; or Energetic? 20 What is the bingo nickname and the number that is the square root of 484, a rifle calibre, and puzzle or ‘catch’ (two answers required)? Two little ducks and 22

Answers: 1 Indian Summer 2 Staff/customers 3 Bain-Marie 4 1000 5 Petroleum 6 Sadism/Sadist 7 Place/position of pose 8 Aeso 9 Baseball bat 10 Chess move 11 1.772 grams 12 Refried beans 13 Vowel sounds 14 Bin 15 Terrine 16 Libra 17 Erogenous 18 Joss 19 Cunning 20 Two little ducks and 22

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Teleshopping Only When I Laugh The local vicar visits the ward, and even `lost sheep" Figgis begins to show his spiritual side. 7:25am Quincy, M.E. 8:15am Kojak 9:05am The Saint 10:10am Minder 11:15am The Professionals 12:25pm The Sweeney 1:30pm Quincy, M.E. 2:35pm Kojak 3:35pm The Saint 4:40pm Minder 5:45pm The Professionals 6:55pm The Sweeney 8:00pm The Chase 9:00pm River Monsters 10:00pm Giant Lobster Hunters 11:00pm Death Wish 12:00am FYI Daily 12:05am Death Wish 1:05am The Contender 3:25am Auto Mundial 3:50am ITV4 Nightscreen 4:00am Teleshopping Buying goods from the comfort of home.

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released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007. Francis Ford Coppola, American director, April 7, 1939, 81 Born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time John McGinlay, Scottish footballer, April 8, 1964, 56 He is perhaps best known for his five-year spell with Bolton Wanderers between 1992 and 1997, where his scoring exploits led to him being nicknamed ‘Super John.’

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H O R M O N E S a ff e c t s k i n health in a variety of ways. Your hormones don’t just control how you feel, they can impact the health of your skin, too. They play a key role in skin health. We know this because certain hormonal disorders manifest themselves in the skin and hair, in addition to internally. Hormone levels largely go unnoticed unless there’s something off. For instance, having low levels of thyroid hormones can contribute to weight gain, low mood and dry skin. Excess androgen, considered typical male hormones, which females also have, can stimulate sebaceous glands in the skin to pump out oil, contributing to the development of acne. Another big hormonal player in skin health is estrogen. Even

before menopause, as we age, estrogen levels can start to decline. Estrogen helps to stimulate the right amount of oil production to keep it supple, smooth, and plump. But as estrogen decreases, the skin is drier and itchier. With a quick Google search, you’ll find many so-called health experts promising that a ‘hormone reset’ will improve your skin health. But most often these aren’t healthcare professionals, and their claims are largely unfounded. What is true is that if you’re experiencing symptoms such as a specific skin problem, your doctor may consider a hormonal condition. For instance, if you have irregular periods, acne along your jawline, and excess hair on your lip and chin, your doctor may evaluate you for polycystic ovary

syndrome. Excess levels of ‘male hormones’ called androgens, as well as high insulin may play a role in the cause of PCOS. In this case, treatment via weight reduction or prescription medication, like birth control pills or spironolactone, may help regulate hormones. Diet and lifestyle habits that can optimise your hormonal and skin health. This is not about taking a specialised rotation of supplements or adhering to a detox or cleanse. You can improve your skin health by getting plenty of sleep, having a balanced diet, exercising regularly, reducing alcohol consumption, and avoiding smoking. This is good, clean living. Ultimately, hormones affect every function our body has, which includes skin diseases,

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What is wrong with Mummy? MS BIPOLAR UP AND DOWN WITH BALANCE UNEDITED LIKE any other parent you live with the guilt and question yourself if the job you are doing is ‘good enough,’ with that and my own mental demons I would bring myself to breaking point. Being a parent is difficult for anyone, but being a parent with bipolar does come with a unique set of worries and challenges. I cannot count the number of times I have stopped and wondered how much damage my illness causes to my child. I remember many sleepless nights worrying about the day I would have to explain to my child what her Mummy had to go through on a daily basis. I will never forget the words my mum said to me one day “We will explain to her in age appropriate terms.” Growing up children naturally have a lot of questions - when they don’t get answers to their questions they tend to come up with their own, which can be incorrect and scary for them! “Why does my mummy cry and shake sometimes?” She asked her Nana. UH OH!! How do you explain to a five-year-old about panic attacks?!?! I felt as if my whole world came crumbling down, I thought I was doing so well by putting a brave face on day in and day out for my child, hiding away the fact that I had to take medication several times during the day. That I cried or felt suicidal at times. That I was tired, so tired of being ME! First thing I could think of saying was “Mummy has really bad headaches and sometimes gets really poorly.” I asked a child psychologist on how to deal with this kind of situation, to which her professional advice was to talk to her in words she understood and to always speak the truth. Each parent and child’s “beginning conversation” about bipolar and anxiety disorder will be different depending on the child’s age and ability to understand. Nobody knows your child better than you do. This seemed the ap-

propriate explanation for a five-yearold, and it was, I answered her question and on she went about her day without giving it another thought. Now at the age of seven years old, she knows that her Mummy is different, that I have good days and bad days, she knows what a panic attack is, she also knows to call her grandparents straight away if she thinks Mummy is really poorly. She knows she can ask me anything, tell me what she is worried about and Mummy will always answer. The hardest thing to live with is knowing that seeing me live with bipolar may have caused her to feel unsafe, caused her to feel upset, or blamed herself - breaks my heart. Everyday I wake up setting my parenting expectations so high. On my good days I may meet them all, and on others I fall short. But the one thing that never falls short, is how much love I have for my child and some days that is ENOUGH. A few tips I have learned along the way, may help others reading this: • Don’t be scared to ask for help! : Let your loved ones know how they could help you. It’s brave to admit you would like some help. • Don’t sweat the small stuff: If you can’t do the dishes today because you need an early night, don’t worry, they will still be there tomorrow!! • Self care is important : You need to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of your children. • Your self worth exists outside of your family : It’s important to develop outside interests so you can feel worthy. If you would like to share any other tips or anecdotes please email me, I would love to hear them. You can also follow me on Facebook @Mswillow bipolar. Love Ms Bipolar x

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SELF-ISOLATION might be good for escaping the virus but it may not be good for your waistline. We would all love to find a convenient way to follow the ‘perfect diet,’ after we figure out what that actually looks like. The best human diet for health is simply to eat whole foods. This traditional nutrient-dense approach has proven to be effective for those who follow it. Here are some easy guidelines to simplify the process of mastering your optimal diet, despite your lifestyle: Lower carb meals. Many health professionals suggest approximately 80 per cent of your meals should lean towards having a ‘slower’ carbohydrate content. Slow means the carbohydrates have high fibre content which slow blood sugar spikes. A typical low carb lunch may consist of a large salad, chopped vegetables and beans or chicken. A half plate full of vegetables. Your car-

bohydrates should come from mostly vegetables. This means replacing your bun and fries with a lettuce wrap and a double side of sautéed broccoli. Protein. The absolute best appetite suppressant known to date is protein. Prioritise and budget for high-quality protein, especially if from an animal source. Plantbased proteins like beans, lentils, and seeds count too! Nothing from a bag or a box. Probably not new advice to you, but track how many snacks you consume that are prepackaged, replace those with veggies and dip, boiled eggs, home-made lowsugar fruit and nut mix. Limit alcohol to two days per week. Especially for fat loss; one-two drinks max. Nothing thwarts fat loss like alcohol. As a sugary additive to our diet at an average of seven calories per gram, it can easily put your body into fat-storing mode.


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Banish bacteria ALTHOUGH the majority of people are currently on lockdown or self isolation there are still those of you who will be out in public. Whether you need to go to work or visit the supermarket, everyday items can become magnets for germs. Here are some top tips for staying healthy. Wash bottles  Pop your reusable water bottle in the dishwasher every day or if you don’t have a dishwasher, clean it thoroughly with hot soapy water, which needs to be piping hot, at over 82ºC. Wipe down your keys Everything your hand touches carries germs, although your keys are less of a concern as you probably touch them only a couple of times a day, but in the current climate, clean them daily with a wipe. Reading matters Treat Kindles as you would your phone. Choose a wipeable case, or use dedicated electronic screen wipes. With books, don’t lick your fingers before turning pages - your mouth contains all kinds of bacteria.

Get a phone case Phones go everywhere with us, making them hands-down the most germ-ridden item in your bag. The answer? Clean yours daily. Ideally, cover it with a hardcase and a screen protector you can rub down with a household antibacterial wipe. Special wipes for glasses Reading glasses can be another germ hotspot. The reusable cloths that come with glasses just spread bugs around, so use a disposable antibacterial wipe to clean the frames and case regularly. Hang up your bag Handbags are a nightmare to keep clean, particularly if they’re leather. If you have a fabric bag, you can put that in the washing machine at a high temperature, or you can wipe faux-leather down with antibacterial spray once a week. Avoid putting your bag on dirty bus or train floors, and always hang it on a hook when you go to the toilet. The minute you get home, hang it by the front door, and never put it down on a bed or table.

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Numbers don’t lie COLOMBIAN pop icon Shakira broke her social media silence with an emotional call to action in an urgent message to her fans As worldwide TikTok users distract themselves from the Coronavirus pandemic with the ‘Hips Don’t Lie challenge,’ Shakira, herself, is urging everyone to face reality. The international superstar, who lives just outside Barcelona, appeared in an informative Instagram video on Sunday, March 22, pleading with fans “Many countries are either not following their World Health Organisation’s recommendations, or are being too slow to take measures, or are prioritising the economy over the well-being of their citizens,” Shakira began. “From my experience in the last few weeks living here in Europe, we've realised that the virus is too fast and the leaders are way too slow,” the UNICEF spokesperson continued. “All countries should work together with WHO in a coordinated worldwide plan.” Shakira also pointed out that “countries that for now have few cases should learn from the mistakes we’re now paying for in European countries where the actions were too late.” The singer encouraged her followers to take action, adding: “Let’s urge our leaders to implement 15 days of extreme social distancing. Close schools and public places to flatten that curve to prevent further spread, especially in coun-

URGENT MESSAGE TO FANS: Latina singing sensation. lives in Spain. tries that are underprepared for providing adequate medical care like in Latin American and Africa.”

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Still entertaining us MALAGA’S favourite son, Antonio Banderas, has been joined by other renowned faces from Andalucia such as Roberto Leal, a Spanish television presenter, Betis footballer Joaquin Sanchez, singer Vanessa Martin, and dancer Sara Baras in urging the public to stay at home with the message: ‘StayHome. Take care of yourself. Take care of everyone. Take care of Andalucia.’ A video on social media starts with Baras, an international dancer who says “together we can put an end to the virus, but it will have to be by staying at home” and sends a message of “love, strength and courage” to the Andalucians. Roberto Leal, a Spanish television presenter, finishes the video address with a message to the young people to remind them:

STAY AT HOME: Young star Alex stays in shape during isolation.

“Don’t do it just thinking about yourselves, but thinking about all of us and what is to come, in the end, it is all about common sense and solidarity.” Banderas stresses the importance of following the advice and ordinances of the authority saying: “Do not get infected and do not infect others, for this the best thing is to stay at home.” It seems while staying home and finding ways to stay entertained and in shape stars like Banderas and X-men actor Alex Gonzalez, have taken it upon themselves to keep up with

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Let’s hope we all work together MIKE SENKER IN MY OPINION Views of a Grumpy Old Man AS some of you noticed I didn’t do an article last week. I tried about 10 times but nothing I was grumpy about seemed really relevant at the time. Since then we have been put on lockdown and the whole world has gone crazy. But this week, after being home for a few days, there are some things I think need addressing. These articles are written a week in advance so this might have all changed by the time this goes to print. I agree with everything being done here in Spain with a couple of exceptions. For instance there are three of us living here me, Mrs S and our dog WhatWhat. Yes,I know, but that was his name when we got him. He needs to be walked three times a day and sometimes one of us does the walk and sometimes we both do, but now only one of us can. Why? We know not to speak to people, but I’m allowed to go shopping or to the pharmacy where other people are. I’m dog walking round a deserted street! Maybe someone can ex-

plain. I also read that builders are working on sites. There’s other things, but let’s just do as we are told. Here everything is closed so as painful as it is, the public are in no doubt about the rules. But in the UK places are allowed to open, but the public are being told not to go out to pubs etc. Madness. BJ has been on TV every night making government announcements. They are offering loans and grants to homeowners and business but only some with pandemic clauses in their insurance cover will be able to claim. But there will be some that, for whatever reason, don’t fit the criteria. Landlords need to have their rents paid by tenants but what if they can’t pay? There’s nothing in place for them. I read on Twitter trolls saying it serves landlords right like they are all some type of Rackman character (Google it). But it’s just another business like having a shoe shop. Some of the small businesses that are closing now will never open again. Rental properties here are getting no bookings now and bookings are being cancelled. There are many people here that work and have a small amount of savings. We all have bills to pay. Let’s hope that everyone works together and we will get through it.

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PICTURE FRANKLY SPEAKING I’M really fearing for my home country, the UK. As I write this, it’s the day after Mothering Sunday. I’m seeing images from the UK of crowds out, going about life as if nothing has changed. I must admit, when news of the Corona Virus first hit the headlines, I laughed it off. I thought it was terrible for the people in China. But laughed at those who were panicking that it would make its way to us, in such a catastrophic way. I came out of denial about a month ago though! To see so many British people still thinking they’ll be ok, though. Quite Frankly, I can’t believe the stupidity! I’m getting the same sinking feeling felt when the Brexit vote passed. Thinking the same thing “my God, how can you all be so

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stupid?” It wasn’t hard to see the bigger picture then. It’s not hard to see it now either. I thought no good would come from isolating yourself from a union that is there to protect all its members. You go back prior to the vote, even up until recently, you’d hear the same thing “we don’t need them. We pay in more than we get out.” I remember thinking about home insurance and comparing it to cancelling that because your street hasn’t had any break in recently. Yes, Britain has done well over the years. It’s been one of the strongest European countries. I can see it all

coming crashing down now though. The failure of the government to act quickly and lock the country down. The sheer stupidity of the masses going about life as if everything is normal too. Italy’s heath system is on the brink of collapse and so is Spain’s, despite swift lockdowns. It’s inevitable the UK will suffer much more. I think dark days are ahead. I fear the economy and the health system will both completely collapse. Now they’ve cancelled their insurance policy too (EU membership), there’s no future financial aid available. No help from their neighbours. I hope by the time this goes to print, the UK government will have done the right thing and stopped freedom of movement. Maybe some good will come of it? Maybe those who voted to restrict movement in the good times will realise how precious it was during the bad? Wouldn’t that be ironic?!


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I am going completely crazy BARRY DUKE THE night of March 11, 2020 will be branded in my memory for as long as I have a functioning brain. I didn’t know it at the time, but when my husband Marcus and I joined a couple of friends for dinner and drinks, that would be our last social gathering for what could be weeks if not months. Alice and Paul were at the tail-end of a four-month stay in La Cala, and we were discussing, among many other things, our plans for Marcus’ birthday celebration in Benidorm’s Old Town on March 25. Then, on the Friday, came Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s bombshell announcement of a ‘State of Alarm’ - the first in Spain’s history - in response to Covid-19.

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This had a devastating effect on the couple’s holiday - and, indeed, the vacations of thousands of others. They were informed that they wouldn’t be able to fly home on the date they’d booked, and would have to get a much earlier evacuation flight on Wednes-

day, March 18. There would be no birthday party for us, or any other form of mingling. Socialising is the very essence of being human, and is so much part of street life in Spain that its absence is the most surreal and disturbing thing I’ve ever experi-

enced. This is the stuff of fantasy. So was the arrival the day after the ‘State of Alarm’ of a delivery man. In all my years in Spain I have never had a delivery on a Saturday. He came bearing a small parcel from Amazon… and a huge, heavy carton on a trolley containing heaven alone knows what. A fridge? A freezer. A cooker? He explained it was for the concierge of the building, Julio, whom he couldn’t locate. He asked if he could leave it in our apartment. Of course I agreed. I tried phoning Julio but got no reply. When I finally managed to contact him he said was away, but he’d pick the carton up first thing on the Monday. It’s still partially blocking our front door. And very worryingly Julio appears too have vanished off the face of the earth. When you’re a virtual prisoner in your own home, unable to get out except to walk the dog and buy food and medication, you immediately start thinking

about the things you really need but cannot buy. In my case the first item that sprung to mind was vaping liquid. Tobacconists, whom are allowed to open, do sell the stuff but my experience is that their brands are inferior, so I stick with my favourite vape shop. Then it hit me: Vapour Bros has on online store. So last week I put in an order for enough liquid to float Queen Mary 2. That order should have arrived by now, but it appears that no delivery personnel or posties have been to our apartment block all week. Has the virus impeded or halted deliveries in Spain? I could find nothing on the Internet to suggest that it has. I’ve decided to use my confinement to improve my Spanish, and a new phrase I added to my vocabulary today is ‘me estoy volviendo completamente loco’ (I am going completely crazy).

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS ALCOHOL COSTING YOU MORE THAN MONEY? Drinking to excess not only affects your health it can spill over into every other aspect of your life – damaging everything that is important to you. English-speaking AA meetings are held throughout the Costa Blanca from Valencia City to Murcia. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or discuss a possible drinking problem contact Costa Blanca North: *648 169 045* or Costa Blanca South: *625 912 078* or Costa Calida *679 385 105*. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. AA in German: 645 456 075; Spanish: 679 212 535; Flemish: 635 047 053; and Scandinavian: 659 779 222. www.aacostablanca.org (93323) ROUNDABOUT CHARITY SHOP. We are soon into winter and very soon we will be feeling the cold! It is time therefore for another visit to the shop where you might find a bargain or two. Choose from the clothing selection, jewellery, household goods, books or bric-a-brac. There is usually something there for everyone - but not al-

ways. Charitable donations have recently been made to The Alzheimers Centre, Cancer Research and The Amigos Ambulance Service. We still need your help with donations etc. Please keep them coming in! We are situated on Avenida Del Furs close to the Fountain Roundabout and immediate left by Don Colchon bed shop. (93325) ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION, Torrevieja Branch now meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1700 (5pm) at CHE LOCO bar/restaurant, El Chaparral urbanisation, Torrevieja. For more information please contact Chairman Paul Edwards on 618 644 934, Vice Chairman Danny Kay on 966 716 274 or Secretary Margaret Forshaw on 966 921 996. (95455) ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - Why not make this year the year you volunteer? Call and see how you can help either as a caseworker (with full training) or as a Telephone Buddy. We also visit beneficiaries who are housebound or in hospital. If you feel you could support us here in Spain, and you have a Spanish phone number then why not email us for more info tbuddyhhvis its@gmail.com. If you or your partner served or are serving, and you feel you need help or support then contact us using the details on the card, we are here for the small things as well as the big, sometimes talking to someone is the first step to feeling more in control. It can be a personal need or some help with your home or information on what or who to speak to on a medical issue, we help with signposting if we cannot help directly, just call and have

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a chat with Pam who will try to guide you to where you need to be. If you would like to go to a branch meeting then find your nearest one at, http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/orihuela-costa - covering from Punta Prima to San Javier. The branch meets at Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 19.00 19.30pm. More info can be found on branch website www.orihuelacostarbl.co.uk. (95457) HELP VEGA BAJA. We are a non-profit making organisation that helps and supports anyone, without prejudice, in times of need or crisis within the Vega Baja area. Our offices are based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega 46 (Tel 966 723 733), Torrevieja at Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4 (Tel 965 704 282). Both offices are open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1.30 pm and the Helpdesk at La Marina is open every Thursday (10 am to 1.30 pm) at the Hope Fellowship Church (opposite the Thursday Market site) at Avda de Justo Antonio Quesada, Urb. La Marina (Tel 615770145). We are online at www.helpvegaba ja.com and also on Facebook. You can email the San Miguel Centre at office@helpvegabaja.com. We also have a 24-hour Emergency help-line which is available to both members and nonmembers on 966 723 733 (95456) The Baker Foundation Spiritual Centre Playa Flamenca. Calle Luis Gordillo, 1 Playa Flamenca Alicante 03189. Your local spiritualist centre open to everyone, a warm welcome awaits you all. We have Two public services per

week with different international and local mediums. Our Sunday divine service with clairvoyance starts at 11 o’clock until 12 o’clock Tuesday evening of clairvoyance starts at 7.30 until 9 o’clock Thursday evening open group, with meditation, discussions and training 7.30 until 9. Thursday and Tuesday mornings spiritual energy healing 10.30 until 12 o’clock Private readings are available by appointment. Private healing sessions are available by appointment. We also cover spiritual services, Hall is available for hire which seats 75 people. You can join us on Facebook, The Baker Foundation spiritual centre. Or contact Linda Schug Tel. 606 990 665 for more details PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of the RAOB meets every Friday in the Bar Catorce, Benijofar. Please call the secretary, Colin Bird on 693 287 614 for further information. (95459) CHARITY BOOK STALL PEGO THURSDAY MARKET. Selection of over 500 books, all proceeds given to the elderly/disabled of Pego and local Animal Rescue. More stock always required, please contact Chrissie 965 977 228/617 647 395 (95460) CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (MABS) MURCIA/MAR MENOR Help and support is just a phone call away, Avda Rio Nalón, Tel: 693 275 779 (95462) PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas, 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service at 11am & Thursday at 5pm for Prayer and Praise and Worship. Home groups meet during the week. All welcome from any church background or none. For further information, www.pilarchurch.org Reg No: 2009-SG/A (95463) SALT CHURCH (formally known as Torrevieja Christian Fellowship) has reloca-

ted to Calle Daya Nueva 12, Poligono Ind. Levante 11, 03187 Los Montesinos .Sunday Celebration at 10.30 a.m.with Kids Church. Wednesday Bible study at 6.00p.m. (95464) THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. Former & serving aircrews of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are welcome to join this convivial & friendly organisation, now in its 21st year. www.acacostablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042 (95465) STROKE ASSOCIATION Spain (formally known as Torrevieja stroke support) meet every Wednesday and Friday 2.30pm until 5.00pm. Our new address is Casa de Cultura, Calle Francisco Ribera Perez Benijofar. Our aim is to help and support stroke survivors and their careras. With rehabilitation, speech therapy, OC therapy and a very active social group. For info please contact 654 801 260 or email stroke supportgroup@hotmail.com, website: torreviejastroke support.org. We are always looking for volunteers who have the skills and knowledge to support our groups and activities. (95473) ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch meet the 1st Monday of every month at Lounge D, Calle Holanda, Plaza Mayor, Gran Alacant at 6pm. For further info, contact the branch Secretary at granalacant.secretary@rbl. community CAMPELLO CONTRA CANCER in conjunction with AECC Association Español Contra Cancer has opened a charity shop at C/Virgen de los Desamparados No 13 (next door to Mas y mas) El Campello. The shop is open Mon-Fri 10 - 2pm and is run by unpaid volunteers and all monies raised goes to the AECC. We urgently need donations of clothes, books, large and small furniture etc., and we will arrange collection of large


CLASSIFIEDS items. We need volunteers to help out in the shop and also clothes rails, shelves etc. for display. Please support your local Cancer charity and if you wish to obtain literature or simply talk to someone. Please stop by at the shop. Contact Mina or Trisha. Tel 650 071 278 or 610 921 413 email aecc_campello@hot mail.com (95475) INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY, TORREVIEJA Calle Urbano Arregui, 23, Torrevieja 03185, Alicante Evangelical non-denominational church. All nationalities welcome. Sunday service 11.00 a.m; Sunday school; Prayer meetings; craft and computer clubs. Ladies Bible Study: Thursday 11.00 a.m. Church Bible Study: Thursday 1.30 p.m. House groups in Torrevieja, La Siesta, La Zenia Contact 966 752 543 / 966 799 273. For other church matters phone: 966 799 273 / /617 215 463 www.icatorrevieja.org ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION (Costa Blanca) The aim of the Association is to bring together not just ex Royal Marines, but ex Service personnel with an affinity to the Royal Marines. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 5.30. For further details Hon Sec 692 938 664.

www.euroweeklynews.com FREEMASONRY. Are you aware that Freemasonry is thriving on the Costa Blanca? There are various lodges meeting up throughout the Valencia region. If you already are a Mason or simply wish to know more about Freemasonry in Spain please contact Harry Palmer Membership Committee. Tel: 966 712 326 or email: 2pal mers.quesada@gmail.com (95477) ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION (1359) COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. The branch meets at Restaurant EL NACIONAL , Punta Prima (on N332) on the third Tuesday of every month at 14.30 hours. You do not have to be an ex-member of the RAF to join this friendly Association, which supports the welfare needs of the RAF Family and also provides a social hub for all its members be they ex RAF or otherwise. For further information about the association and its activities, please contact the Chairman on 673 766 649, or the Welfare Officer on 615 048 892. Please visit our website : www.rafa.org.uk/costablanca. (238593) THE PATIENCE LODGE No 2177 of the R.A.O.B meets every Sunday morning at the Sacko´s Bar, El

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Minimum €30 supermarket spend

OBJECTIVE: The local authority wants to discourage residents from doing daily shops.

A COUNCIL in Extremadura has established a minimum spend of €30 in supermarkets and food shops throughout the coronavirus State of Alarm. The mayor of Herrera del Duque in Badajoz, Saturnino Alcazar, said the aim of the council proclamation was to ensure residents “avoid going shopping daily and comply with the obliga-

tion of staying at home for the maximum possible time.” The proclamation states that the entrances and exits to food stores are being checked and that there will be sanctions for anyone who violates the €30 minimum. The mayor reminded the municipality’s 3,500 residents that the majority of food outlets and supermarkets in the locality

offer a home delivery service. The council head explained the decision to introduce the minimum spend measure had been taken due to the “continued non-compliance by some residents” with the State of Alarm regulations on confinement, and who had been “using shopping as a pretext to leave the house.”

Spanish repatriated THE Spanish Cabinet have decided to include an exception to the decree, established on March 10, that prohibited direct flights from Italy, as they aim to repatriate Spanish nationals and residents who find themselves stuck in Italy. Maria Jesus Montero, the spokeswoman for the Cabinet has specified that whoever arrives to Spain on these flights must stay in complete quarantine at their homes. To make sure they stay quarantined they will be monitored by health authorities. Flights will be able to land in various Spanish airports, such as, Madrid, Barcelona, Las Palmas and Malaga. This decision has been made due to the

DIRECT FLIGHTS: Are now running from Italy to Spain. ‘evolution of the pandemic,’ as the government needs to find a way to return the Spanish residents or nationals

home. Italy is the only country from which flights have been strictly prohibited since March 11.

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