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Almeria-Murcia high speed link ‘on track’ By Jennifer Leighfield jennifer@euroweeklynews.com

through Almeria to Murcia will be assigned by 2013, the Ministry of

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Volunteers collected nine large bin liners of rubbish.

Eco heroes do it again By Ged Dalton PADI IDC Staff instructor A RECORD turnout of volunteers came to help clean up the beach and sea at the beach between Mojacar and Carboneras. They started the purge on pollution at 8.30am. The 24 eager eco warriors split into three groups, two teams of SCUBA divers from the Albox Diving Club searched for rubbish under the sea and one team of beachcombers on shore collected more rubbish and cleaned up this tranquil seaside beauty spot.

In total, nine large bin liners of rubbish were collected. All of it has been recorded as data and sent to the Project AWARE headquarters, to be analysed and added to data from thousands of groups who participated in this worldwide month of action. The data will help in combating and reversing sea and coastal pollution on a global scale. To find out more visit: www.projectaware.org or call Ged Dalton: 950 064 489.

Public Works has promised. But, despite the work moving at a good pace, it is still unclear when residents in Almeria Province will be able to take a high-speed train ride to Murcia. Undersecretary for the Ministry of Public Works, Jesus Miranda Hita, said it depends on how much money is assigned to the project in the coming General State Budgets, but the estimate for now is that it will be finished by 2016. The Almeria-Murcia high-speed train route will cover 184.4 kilometres in total, of which 108 are in Almeria. There will be two stations in between, in Lorca (Murcia) and the Vera-Almanzora station in Almeria. Trains will be able to run at a maximum speed of 300kph. Currently, only one of the 13 sections into which the route has been divided in the province has not yet been assigned to a company for development. The rest are either in the stages of the project being written up, or have already started, and machinery can be seen at four sections, considered the • Turn to page 4

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Suspect held for stabbing GUARDIA CIVIL arrested a 26-year-old man in Roquetas de Mar, charged with stabbing another person in the neck with a broken bottle.

746 evicted IN the first three months of the year, 746 families in Almeria Province lost their homes. However, in the third quarter of 2010, there were more than 1,000 evictions.

Urgent appeal ARCA animal shelter in Cantoria has made an urgent request for food for the 90 dogs in its care. For more information, telephone 680 496 899.

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THE price for a night in a hotel in Almeria City has dropped by up to 27 per cent in the first six months of the year.

According to recent data from the Hotel Price Index carried out by www.hoteles.com, one of Spain’s main hotel booking websites, Almeria City is now the cheapest destination in Spain, and one of the cities in the world where prices have fallen the most. Despite problems registered in countries including Egypt this year, which had led hoteliers in Almeria and other parts of Spain to predict an influx of tourists, it is still cheaper to stay in a hotel in Almeria (₏53 on average) than it is in Cairo (₏73 on average). Meanwhile, Spanish locations like Marbella and Estepona are charging double the average in The stolen items were being used in car repair garages. Almeria, even though Estepona has also seen a 24 per cent fall in its average prices. The average prices for the whole of Spain have fallen by EL EJIDO Guardia Civil arrested eight people for illegal 2 per cent from last year, association, crimes against public health and robbery. although in some destinations They allegedly stole up to ₏100,000 worth of tools and including Logroùo, Santiago de machinery from nine car repair garages. Three of the Compostela, Salamanca and detainees ran their own workshops, and during searches Elche, they have fallen by the Guardia Civil found stolen goods on the premises. between 15 and 11 per cent. More than a kilo of hashish was also found.

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Man faces 4 years for stabbing ALMERIA Public Prosecutor is asking for four years in prison for a man who stabbed another six times in a bar in Roquetas de Mar in December 2009. The victim sustained serious injuries and remained in hospital for two months.

Castle hike THE Provincial Hiking Programme, which has been created by Almeria Provincial Government, has launched a 9.5km ‘Route of the Castles’ between Castillo de Aguilas (Murcia) and Castillo de Terreros in Pulpi.

Immigrants saved TWENTY-THREE illegal immigrants travelling on two boats were rescued by Guardia Civil and lifeguards off the coasts of Punta Entinas-Sabinar and Cabo de Gata and taken to Almeria Port.

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9 in 10 breathe polluted air ALMOST 41 million people in Spain breathe polluted air. This was revealed in a 63-page report released by Spanish environmentalist federation Ecologistas en Accion (EA), which shows 87 per cent of Spain’s 47 million people breathe air which exceeds World Health Organisation pollution limit recommendations. According to the report, if less stringent EU levels are applied, 37 per cent of the

Mortgage woes THOUSANDS in 40 Spanish cities are calling for a solution to the current mortgage situation. Their principal demands are a halt to evictions, availability of social housing and the option of settling mortgage debt by returning the property. PAGE 6

population would fall below the recommended limit, i.e. 17.4 million people. Despite the seriousness of the findings, the results suggest slight improvements since 2008, ‘mainly due to the recession’. Each year 20,000 people die in Spain due to contaminated air, according to Paco Segura from EA. In January 2009, the European Commission started proceedings against Spain for failing to comply with air quality

legislation. One of the biggest contributors to air pollution in Spain is road traffic. Madrid and Barcelona are the two Spanish cities with the most contaminated air, according to the report. In February, Madrid hit the headlines as the council issued a smog warning to commuters, calling for them to take public transport to stop a spike in pollution levels. Nitrogen dioxide levels were recorded more than five times above EU safety limits.

huge medical bills if they have an accident or become ill abroad. PAGE 12

In action: Gisela rules the waves. Below: Dressed to celebrate.

Great escape A SHORT film entitled ‘Culpable’ (Guilty) made by prisoners premiered without its lead because he had escaped from prison. PAGE 14

Bullfighting ban Dear Barcelona BULLFIGHTING fans and animal rights activists jeered and jostled each other after Cataluña’s last bullfight on Sunday. PAGE 7

Ex-wife sting A ROMANTIC weekend in Rome with his ex-wife left Gerardo F.G. with a bank balance of 69 cents. PAGE 8

No insurance MORE than a third of passengers travel without travel insurance, risking

SPAIN’S most expensive shop rents are in Barcelona. Retail rental premises in Portal de l’Angel in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona cost up to €3,120 per square metre per year. PAGE 17

Mother and gran held for threats THE mother and grandmother of a six-year-old boy in Girona, Northeast Spain, have been arrested for threatening to kill his teacher and headmistress.

Beach guide PUPILS from the Tourist Development of Carboneras employment workshop have created a bilingual guide in English and Spanish to the ‘Beaches and Coves of Carboneras’ which can be found at the local tourist office.

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AN evening of clairvoyance with Keith and Fiona Surtees from Sweden will be held on October 12 at the Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant in Mojacar Playa. On October 19, Keith and Fiona will be at Bar Latinos in La Alfoquia, and all proceeds will go to the Zurgena and District Branch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Fund.

FOUR unemployed people have spent several days outside the home of the owners of Caelpa Piedras Naturales in Macael as they were dismissed 18 months ago and claim they haven’t been paid.

A MAN, 42, who confessed to stabbing two prostitutes to death on the Costa del Sol, has been remanded in custody. The murders occurred on August 10 and September 10, prompting media reports to dub him the ‘10 killer’.

Battle of Trafalgar in Cadiz. This competition between leading kitesurfers from Spain, France and England is scheduled over six days, starting on Friday, October 7, and running until Wednesday, October 12. Nicknamed Gigi, Gisela lives in Tarifa with her parents, with the family

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OR 17-year-old Gisela Pulido, all her free time in life is spent kitesurfing. Holding seven Freestyle, one Wave, and several Second Discipline world titles, Gisela she has won more kiteboard world titles than anyone. And now the high school student is looking ahead to next month when she has been picked to captain Spain in the three-nation Red Bull

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relocating from Barcelona where they previously lived so that she could spend more time training while also focusing on her schoolwork. But, despite being on top of the kitesurfing world, Gisela also has other dreams in life. “I

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would like to go to university to study journalism. I think I’ll be able to combine it with the sport,” she says. Gisela also one day hopes to be an Olympian. For a girl who has already crossed the Gibraltar Strait competing against the ferry from Tarifa to Tangiers, and rules the women’s kitesurfing world, nothing should be ruled out as not being highly likely.

A CHARITY event for prostate cancer will be held at Ganemedas Restaurant, Velez-Rubio, on October 5, from 11am to 2pm. There will be stalls including bakery; books; bric-a-brac; Posh Clothes 2nds by Pauline; homemade cards; plants; CDs and DVDs.

Heli-home THE Ministry of Public Works has provided €557,000 to build a hangar for the lifeguards helicopter in Almeria. Work should finish in December.

Quad accident A BRITISH woman died in Los Gallardos following an accident.

5 held suspected of financing terrorists FIVE Algerians were arrested in the Basque Country and Navarra (Northern Spain) suspected of providing support to terrorist organisation al-Qaeda, the Interior Ministry said.


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More than 100,000 visited local information offices.

Nijar popular for Spanish tourists MORE than 100,000 people have visited the tourist information centres in Nijar between June 15 and September 15 this year. According to the Mayor of Nijar, Antonio Jesus Rodriguez, this summer has been very positive for tourism in the town. The data collected by pupils in the ‘Conociendo Nijar’ (Knowing Nijar) employment workshop, shows that more than 80 per cent of the visitors to the tourist information points were Spanish. This means that “Nijar has become a destination which is in

high demand in the national market” said the mayor. He explained that the positive figures have also reflected on business in the town. A survey has also been carried out to determine the degree of satisfaction visitors find with the local beaches of Aguamarga and San Jose, both of which have ‘Q for Quality’ flags. The results show that most people consider the conditions are ‘good’ or ‘very good’, with special attention to the transparency of the water, the cleanliness of the sand, and the access routes.

Link on track from front page most complicated in Los Arejos (between Sorbas and Lucainena de las Torres) and Vera. Between the Alhamilla, Cabrera and La Atalaya mountains, the terrain is extremely difficult to work on, especially for infrastructures such as railway lines. However, these difficulties will be overcome with tunnels, bridges, viaducts and other engineering skills. One of the most important parts is the 7.5metre–long Sorbas tunnel which will go under Cabrera mountain and have a tunnel for each direction, of which the first is already finished and the second is underway and should be completed by January. It will be the longest in Andalucia, beating the Abdalajis tunnel on the route between Malaga and Cordoba.

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Rabbits dig up graves

THE discovery of human bones and teeth beside graves at Kinloss Abbey in Moray has been blamed on rabbits.

Old stuntman BRITAIN’S oldest stuntman, 64-year-old Rocky Taylor, from Cobham has broken a Guinness World Record by hurtling through a 19ft by 13ft sheet of breakaway glass in a car.

Miss Earth AMANDA QUINN won the Miss Earth Scotland title wearing a dress she made out of Tunnocks Caramel Wafer wrappers. Her prize includes a monthlong trip to Thailand where she will compete against other finalists in the Miss Earth global competition.

Hairy art CREATIVE art student Kerry Howley from Middlesex University spent 60 hours on each of the five necklaces she made from human hair.


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TV appeal saves home A FAMILY in Jaen who risked being evicted can remain in their home thanks to donations received after a televised appeal. The family needed €7,000, after the bank wrote off €9,600 of the total of €16,662 they owed. This was thanks to the intervention of the Jaen Bishopric. According to the couple, who have two young daughters, they were guarantors for a loan given to a relative to buy a van. The relative then stopped paying, but failed to tell them that they had been receiving eviction notices. The family had managed to scrape together more than €4,000 from friends, relatives and wellwishers, and their plight had appeared on television and in the press.

although municipal sources put the figure closer to 500. Hundreds protested in Andalucia’s cities, including Malaga and Almeria, where ‘We want a flat like the Prince’s’ was a popular chant with the crowds. Valencia, a region with an estimated 72 repossessions and evictions each day, also saw protests in its capital city. The common theme was a halt to evictions during a time of crisis and unemployment and the possibility of settling a mortgage debt by giving the property back to the mortgage provider. Legislation should be

Thousands demanded a halt to evictions. modified to allow this to be done retroactively so that families did not find themselves on the street, said PAH spokeswoman Chema Ruiz. There were 16,000 evictions in Spain due to

repossession during the first three months of the year, Ruiz claimed, and proceedings had begun against a further 1.5 million defaulters. She had asked the present government, and would

Happy in Hamburg PEOPLE living in the northern port city of Hamburg are the most content Germans, while the grumpiest residents live in the eastern state of Thuringia, according to a recent study.

ask whoever won the November 20 election, to turn empty flats and houses into social housing so that the sector ‘became a public service instead of a business’. A three-year mortgage moratorium was ADICAE President Manuel Pardos’ suggestion. This would enable a ‘peaceful discussion’ in the new parliament of the best course to take, he believed. Jorge Garcia Castaño, an IU councillor in Madrid supporting the protesters, accused bankers of being ‘pirates’, making enormous profits out of the crisis. “But the protests will not go away,” warned the leftwing politician.

Mozart fans OPERATORS of a sewage treatment plant in Treuenbrietzen in Eastern Germany saved around €10,000 last year, apparently by playing Mozart to their microbes.

More fruit SOON, palm trees and exotic fruit will grow and flourish in a remote part of Bavaria known for its long winters thanks to the Klein-Eden – Little Eden – tropics project.

Size matters THE number of German men paying for surgery to enlarge their penis is increasing, doctors say.

The odyssey is over for Odyssey By Staff Reporter TREASURE-HUNTERS must return 500,000 gold and silver coins salvaged from a Spanish warship sunk by Britain in 1804. The greatest treasure ever recovered from the seabed belonged to Spain, ruled an Atlanta tribunal, rejecting an appeal by Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc against an earlier decision in Spain’s favour. The Appeals Court decision was ‘a complete victory for Spain’ declared James Goold, the US lawyer representing the Spanish government. Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, carrying 17 tons of gold and silver coins, set sail from Peru in 1804 but was sunk off the Algarve coast by the British navy. There it lay until 2007 when Odyssey divers located the vessel and began shipping coins back to Tampa in what it maintained was a legal operation in international waters. The Mercedes was on a commercial mission when it went down, argued Odyssey, and the cargo was not covered by Spain’s sovereign immunity. The Atlanta court rebutted the company’s claims and ruled that as a foreign navy vessel the Mercedes

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THOUSANDS in 40 Spanish cities are calling for a solution to the current mortgage situation. Their principal demands were a halt to evictions, availability of social housing and the option of settling mortgage debt by returning the property. The demonstrations, backed by the 15M and Democracia Real Ya movements, were organised by PAH and ADICAE, two support groups for home-owners and bank customers with mortgage problems. The Madrid demonstration attracted 5,000 protesters according to the organisers,

GERMAN There were 16,000 evictions in Spain due to repossession during the first three months of the year, Ruiz claimed, and proceedings had begun against a further 1.5 million defaulters.

Smart pants SMART trousers are undergoing field-testing by German researchers. They hope they will reduce the risk of chainsaw injuries by being able to tell when a saw is getting too close and switching it off.

Oktoberfest Odyssey co-founder Greg Stemm, left, and project manager Tom Dettweiler examining a coin recovered from the ‘Black Swan’ shipwreck. was immune from normal salvage rules. It was carrying gold and silver pesos as well as almost 2,000 copper and tin ingots ‘partly to pay off France amid a three-way tangle of war involving Britain, France and Spain’. The ship was commanded by a Spanish navy captain who delayed departure from Lima to comply with Spanish navy orders to prepare for war with the British, said the court. An undeterred Odyssey is now planning an appeal to the Federal Court and, if necessary, the

The sinking of the Mercedes. Supreme Court. The 500,000 coins and ingots sent to Spain 207 years ago are in one of Odyssey’s vaults and they Approximate could remain location of the there, far from galleon. their original destination, for some time to come.

MUNICH’S 178th Oktoberfest is officially in full swing. On the first day of the festival nearly 80 people were treated by the Red Cross for alcohol poisoning and an organisation has accused beer sellers of pouring less beer into the mugs.

Space date GERMAN astronaut Alexander Gerst has been chosen to fly aboard a Russian rocket to the International Space Station in 2014 and be on board for half a year conducting zerogravity experiments.


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MOJACAR Area Cancer Support fundraising section needs you. Do you want to do something to make a difference? Most people are enjoying their Spanish lifestyles but still have some time to fill and would like to do something worthwhile. Mojacar Area Cancer Group has a fundraising section. The fundraising team meets the second or third Monday of each month at the Overa Hotel. The meeting focuses totally on fundraising in order to help the rest of the organisation provide services. If you are fun loving but reliable and have time to commit to one project or event at a time if need be, or if you want to hold an event to raise money for the charity, e-mail Wayne Claridge the MACS fundraising co-ordinator at macs_fundraiser@hotmail. co.uk or call Wayne on 672 640 905. We also require people to man our 24-hour helpline, no experience is required as you will get full training. This very important post entails holding a mobile phone for normally one week at a time so that people in need can be put in touch with the right person to give them the help or information. Contact 634 656 555.

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New lease of life for the Carboneras Port area By Jennifer Leighfield A DUTCH company has bought the rights to run the Alquife Mines in Granada, which could mean that Carboneras Port is once again used for export and shipment. The Dutch company ‘Minas de Alquife Holding’, is run by a German family, and has purchased 92 per cent of the operating rights from the old miners, and is currently holding talks to acquire the remaining 8 per cent. The mines, which during the 19th and 20th century were the main producer and exporter of

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extract iron once again within four years, although when they start

Bullfighting farewell By Annie Maples BULLFIGHTING fans and animal rights activists jeered and jostled each other after Cataluña’s last bullfight on September 25. Police quickly intervened and no arrests were made. Jose Tomas and Serafin Marin, carried out on the shoulders of fans after cutting two ears apiece from their bulls, were unaware of the fracas as they left Barcelona’s Monumental for the last time. Cataluña voted to ban bullfighting last year and although the law does not come into effect until January 2012, this was the last bullfight of the

season in the region’s only remaining ring. With a bill headed by Jose Tomas, probably the best bullfighter in Spain and also the most private, touts were offering entrance tickets for up to €300 earlier in the day. On the internet prices were as high as €3,500 to see a spectacle still regarded as a cultural tradition by some Spaniards, but which began to lose ground to football decades ago. Cataluña may have banned formal bullfights but bull-running and bullbaiting, integral to many towns’ annual fiestas throughout Spain, remain.

will depend on how long it takes to get the licences from the authorities. They estimate that they will give work to between 200 and 300 people as well as creating up to 1,000 indirect jobs for people in the area, especially

those who formerly worked in the mines and are still of working age. The manager of the project, geologist Luis Carlos Perez Garcia, said that the aim was to keep them open for at least 20 years, producing four million tonnes of iron minerals every year, which would be used in the steel industry. The mineral is eight times more valuable now than it was when the mine closed in 1996. The mines initially exported from Almeria City via the Cable Ingles loading bay which was completed in 1904, and later via the underground Cable Frances tunnels. Carboneras Port Authorities are already holding talks with companies which may be interested in taking part in the exports.


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Vega de Aca and El Puche areas of Almeria city, as well as in Adra, and in the

Mojacar Playa area. The two in Adra, in La Curvas and Los Pescadores districts, are currently under way, but there are also many other projects which have been in the pipeline for some time but which haven’t yet been carried out or completed because of the lack of money to finance them. Those in Adra are being carried out in phases and there is still no estimated date for when they will be completed.

In the Aguadulce area, there is a project for a church which will be called Iglesia de la Preciosisima Sangre, which is soon to be approved, while studies are being carried out in the Mojacar Playa area to check the possibility of constructing a church there too. The two churches planned for Almeria city are also at the same stage, and for now, they are just an idea, one for El Puche and the other for La Vega de Aca, which is

an expanding area where there is currently no Catholic church. The Vega de Aca area is expected to have the largest concentration of population in the whole of Almeria city within a few years. Not only is the Bishopric making new churches, but also restoring existing churches, hermitages and chapels, such as the one in Las Salinas in Cabo de Gata which could be completed within days thanks to an investment of €400,000.

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SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Police gun left in Ikea toilet SWEDEN – A police officer stopped for lunch at an Ikea branch in Stockholm only to discover a couple of hours later that she had left her gun in the toilet.

Children first DENMARK – Copenhagen’s 2012 budget prioritises children, bicycles and business growth.

New ideas NORWAY – More than two months after the July attacks, new anti-terrorism measures now include a ban on semi-automatic weapons, and more money for the Civil Defence.

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Stung: Weekend in Rome ‘cost’ Gerardo €240,954.

Ex-wife ‘empties’ bank accounts By Staff Reporter A ROMANTIC weekend in Rome with his ex-wife left Gerardo F.G. with a bank balance of 69 cents. He is now suing both his Venezuelan ex, 33-year-old Monica Irene G.O., for taking €240,954 from his bank account and her friend, lawyer Yolanda G.M., for helping with the sting. The couple married in 2004 but separated in 2008, shortly after 45-year-old Gerardo sold shares in a family business for €575,000 and put his assets in their joint name. The husband remained in Alicante while his wife and their five-year-old son went to Venezuela. Some months later, the wife suggested the Rome weekend as a way of getting back together for the sake of their son. Gerardo then gave her €4,000 to organise the journey. After an intimate dinner ‘with a great deal of wine’ on their

last night in Rome, Gerardo woke to find that his wife and son had disappeared. The worried man went to the police following an unsuccessful search for them and later learnt that his wife had left. Once at the airport, he also discovered that she had bought only one-way tickets. Worse was to come when he found that Monica had emptied his bank accounts, leaving him with just 69 cents. After nine months without news of his wife or child, Gerardo hired a private detective who located them in Elche. Despite his protestations, Monica was adamant that she had her husband’s permission to use the money to open a shop in central Alicante. She also admitted wanting to prevent him from wasting the money on his cocaine and gambling habit, which Gerardo denied. The Prosecution Department is considering if their actions actually constitute a crime.

SWEDEN – Human skulls mounted on wooden stakes were uncovered from a Stone Age lake bed in Motala, Central Sweden in what is believed to be the first discovery of its kind anywhere in the world.

Rabies scare NORWAY – Two men and three women on Svalbard were inoculated against rabies after the fatal virus was found in two reindeer and a fox on the Arctic archipelago that they had been in contact with.

Bike safety SWEDEN – A Swedish firm has developed a discreet novel collar that works much like an airbag, which cyclists can use to avoid the risk of serious injury.

Art overhaul DENMARK – The government-appointed Council for the Arts has presented an idea to overhaul the halfcentury-old arts funding system.


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Spanish government’s unfinished workings WHEN Spain’s national parliament was dissolved last Monday, the fate of 19 new laws became uncertain. With a general election on November 20 and regional elections in Andalucia on the same day, 17 of the initiatives could now come to nothing. The state Budget Act is the most important of these and with time running out, this year’s provisions will instead be extended. Legislation on equality, the right to dignity in death and religious freedom are unlikely to go ahead, as are laws on collective arbitration and workplace inspections to combat fraud and legislation. A planned law on criminal trial

proceedings is destined to fall by the wayside, as is another centring on sports doping. The outgoing government did, however, manage to push through some of its legislation on the rights, responsibilities and retirement age of the police with an act of parliament. Many of the laws yet to be fully debated touched on a wide range of subjects, from telecommunications and improvements in the foodchain supply to a high court tribunal project intended to amalgamate different courts in the same judicial districts. Legislation on funeral facilities will also be affected,

together with supervision of private insurance. Two further laws that failed to find their way onto the statute books related to the European gas and electricity market. Unlike the other 17 laws which the new government, elected on November 20, may choose to maintain or ignore, these two pieces of legislation will have to be dealt with. Based on EU directives they must be incorporated into national law, although the new government can choose whether to maintain them in their original form, or present new versions to the Madrid parliament.

Cruise passengers spend almost €1m in Almeria IN the first six months of this year, Almeria made almost €1m from cruise ship tourism. In the whole of Andalucia, according to Cruises News Media Group, 425,000 people arrived at the ports of Sevilla, Malaga, Motril, Cadiz and Almeria, with a total expenditure of €26.7m in the region. The best results were seen in Malaga, with €15.6m, followed by Cadiz with €9.48m, Almeria with €979,200, Sevilla with €438,840 and finally Motril with

Andalucia is an important destination for cruises. €204,840. This, according to the study, proves that Andalucia is becoming an important cruise destination, and answers the question regarding whether this type of tourism is beneficial for Spanish destinations.

In the whole of Spain, more than 3.2 million passengers visited the national ports on cruises in the first six months of this year, spending more than €230m at their destinations, 4 per cent more than in the same period last year.

Man set fire to own home, twice A MAN, 58, was arrested in Cadiz for setting fire to his own home twice. The first fire was at the beginning of August and police had to evacuate the four-floor building, although the rapid intervention of the firemen meant it was quickly brought under control. They found it had been started deliberately on the sofa of a ground floor apartment inhabited by the detainee, who had problems with drugs and alcohol and has now been remanded to prison and had been arrested on 12 prior occasions. The second was in September, when neighbours alerted the police after smelling smoke in the house, which the detainee had started beside him.


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www.euroweeklynews.com By John Jackson MORE than a third of passengers travel without travel insurance, risking huge medical bills if they have an accident or become ill abroad. This was revealed in a survey of 4,000 passengers by low cost airline Ryanair which also shows 82 per cent with insurance did not know if their policy offered ski, business travel or sports (golf) cover. Ninety per cent of those who travelled without insurance were unaware that medical repatriation flights within Europe could cost them more than €18,000, and substantially more from other parts of the world, should they become seriously ill when abroad. British Embassy spokesperson, James Birkett told EWN: “Medical treatment abroad can be very expensive and to avoid being faced with large bills if taken ill or after having an accident, the Foreign Office is urging people to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy before travelling to Spain and other foreign destinations.

1 in 3 travellers risk huge medical costs

Medical treatment abroad can be very expensive without insurance. “The UK has mutual health care agreements with many countries, but these arrangements do not cover all expenses”. In 2010, around 12 million UK residents visited Spain, and the first six months of 2011 unrest in

North African destinations produced a 25 per cent year-on-year increase, Foreign & Commonwealth Office figures show. But experts warn not all travel insurance policies are the same. "It is important to know exactly

what is and what is not covered by your travel insurance policy, so don't select a policy simply on price," David Deveson from Globelink Travel Insurance said. Retired Britons David, 80 and Gloria Smith, 69 paid the price of not having travel insurance during a visit to Spain earlier this month. The couple travelled to the Costa del Sol from London to attend the wedding of their granddaughter. “We didn’t think to get travel insurance because we thought it was just a short trip within Europe,” Gloria said.

They were due to fly back to London two days after the wedding and just hours before they were due to depart for the airport, David collapsed in the hotel. He had suffered a heart attack. David was taken to the nearest clinic which was a private one, where he was stabilised. “When the clinic found out I did not have insurance I had to leave a €2,000 deposit,” she said. A few hours later David was transferred to the state hospital in Malaga City. “But before leaving, the clinic asked for a further €4,000 deposit,” she said. The clinic later returned €3,000, so the cost of him being there for a few hours was €3,000. “My husband was in a critical state, and we were very distressed as hardly anyone in the Spanish hospital spoke any English,” she said. Two weeks later David was discharged from hospital and has since returned to London. “I feel so stupid for not taking out travel insurance” she admitted. “It has been an expensive and stressful lesson which we have learnt.”

Robbers try to steal marihuana GUARDIA CIVIL from Huercal de Almeria arrested two people, aged 27 and 18, for breaking into a property in Viator, allegedly to steal marihuana plants. The Guardia Civil received a call alerting them that a person was being attacked. They were met by a young woman who said her friend was being attacked, and they found a group of people retaining a man. However, witnesses clarified that he had been caught climbing the wall of a building.

Marihuana plants. They also realised the woman had been waiting for the would-be burglar and had tools in her car to help commit the robbery. The owner of the house was also arrested for crime against public health after 17 marihuana plants were found.

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Arrested for murder A 43-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Vicar on Tuesday morning charged with murdering his 41-yearold wife. Her body was found in their home at around 9.30am. She had not previously reported him for abuse.

Axe attack POLICE in Roquetas de Mar arrested a 44year-old woman accused of attempting to attack her neighbours with an axe during an argument. She caused damage to the doors of two homes.

Trial for abuse A MAN is on trial at Almeria Provincial Court accused of sexually abusing a woman in August 2010 and attempting to kill the male friend who came to her rescue.

Fake contracts POLICE in El Ejido arrested two people who allegedly sold false work contracts to immigrants for between €500 and €700 using the details of an unsuspecting catering business.

Smugglers GUARDIA CIVIL at Almeria Port arrested three people who were found to be carrying more than 400 hashish pellets weighing 2.5 kilos. They were caught when disembarking from the ferry from Nador, Morocco.

Caught pillaging LOCAL POLICE in Huercal-Overa caught two men stealing valuable coins from the Torre Archaeological Site in Santa Barbara. They damaged remains and could be fined up to €250,000.


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Operation seizes drugs NATIONAL POLICE in Almeria and El Ejido seized 65 grammes of cocaine paste and eight marihuana plants in two parallel operations against small-scale drugs sales. One person was arrested.

By Staff Reporter A SHORT film entitled ‘Culpable’ (Guilty) made by prisoners premiered without its lead because he escaped from prison. Serving a six-year sentence for drugs offences, the star of ‘Culpable’ was an inmate of the ‘respeto’ cellblock at the Mansilla de las Mulas jail in Leon, northern Spain, where prisoners accept strict rules regarding work and conduct in return for privileges. Despite being a model prisoner, the would-be actor failed to return after a weekend leave even

Great escape by lead actor in film though he was due to return to Chile on probation in the New Year. A warrant is now out for his arrest. The film was shown on September 23 in honour of the patroness of prisons, Our Lady of Mercy, but the 36-year-old Chilean prisoner in the principal role was not present.

The short, which took the 20 prisoners involved five months to film, needed to have some scenes cut to mask the lead actor’s absence and some close-ups were eliminated, said Rodolfo Herrero, the film director who volunteered to lead the project. Happily, the film still made

Never underestimate the power of the sea in the Mojacar playa area By Richard Shanley

All washed up.

SATURDAY was one of those idyllic September days. Warm weather, blue skies and the sea resembling a mill pond. Having picked up my daughter from horse riding lessons at Didi's on Mojacar playa we took the opportunity to walk

along the Paseo to The Beachcomber for a late breakfast. We all commented how calm the sea was and as a boat owner myself, I was lamenting the fact that I hadn't taken mine out. Then the wind picked up! In the time it took to eat a full English the sea turned to show its full power and glory. A Spanish owned speedboat usually moored in Garrucha was a casualty. Anchored some 150 metres off shore they realised the tide was turning. They weighed anchor but before they had time to trim the engines down and power away, the wind had blown them onto the rocks outside Ankara Beach Bar. Speaking to the skipper he said that he just could not believe it. By the time the props hit the water it was too late. They were in the shallows and the inevitable happened. That is the incredible power of the sea here and it turns on a sixpence. This area has very odd sea conditions. There are always politicians and businesses talking about a leisure marina in Mojacar. In my opinion it will never happen. During the 90 days of summer (JulySeptember) Mojacar gets just 15 calm days. Compare this with Aguadulce, Roquetas and Almerimar who in the same period get 70.

sense, he explained, especially as the more complex scenes, all of them involving the Chilean runaway, were shot at the beginning. “I knew where I was going to be filming and I knew the limitations and bureaucracy involved but I didn’t expect the central character to run off,” Herrero admitted.

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Paradise lost By Brian Mckowen, Mojacar Playa AS a resident, it is disappointing to see the state Mojacar has slipped to. Its councillors in the 80’s had the opportunity to make Mojacar a top class resort, but in my opinion chose to ‘take the money and run’ resulting in the chaos we see today. The pavements are too high and broken, the beach is dirty as is the surrounding campo with plastic bottles, cigarette packets and unmentionables which litter the area and are not cleaned up. Young people are enticed into the area, drink from the boot of their cars, hold botellones , eat cheap food, park anywhere, disrespect the area and go to the free noisy discos that are open until 6am in residential areas. What are our Councillors playing at, granting them licences or is something else happening? I have read that residents on the Costa del Sol took the local council to court and won substantial damages for not carrying out their wishes by stopping the noise pollution in their resort.

We petitioned Mojacar Council with support from our local residents who signed a letter (English and Spanish) a few years ago complaining about the noise from one particular establishment [Editor’s note: name removed]. We wrote a separate letter in Spanish to Rosa Maria Cano, still the current mayor by the skin of her teeth, which was stamped and received by the local council and did not even receive a reply or acknowledgement from anyone, such are the big interests that pollute Mojacar. The local police in Mojacar are very sympathetic and when rung at 3am or so will come and tell the discos to calm down. They can be rung on 600 472 000 day or night, they only speak Spanish, but it is up to us residents to complain, the more we do, the more our voices will be heard. The success that is Mojacar must be managed in a way that is beneficial to all concerned parties; I wonder that this council has the ability to do so.

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La Manga Club to be sold – again? By Tony Matthews A BRITISH company is reportedly considering purchasing La Manga Club, the famous luxury sports and leisure resort in Murcia, according to a Spanish press report. A little over two years ago the picturesque La Manga Club – which has some of the finest golf courses anywhere in Spain - applied for bankruptcy protection when it stated it could not finance its €97 million debt.

London based property company – London & Regional Properties (L&R) has made serious enquiries about purchasing the club which was previously run by P & O, before being taken over by MedGroup Inversiones SL. This group owned by brothers Ian and Richard Livingstone, L&R already owns more than 60 quality hotels and buying such a well established club like La Manga would certainly expand the company’s footing in the Spanish market.

Couple arrested for bank fraud GUARDIA CIVIL arrested a couple in Fiñana charged with at least 12 counts of fraud. The man and woman, aged 42 and 33 respectively, allegedly gained around €9,500 illicitly, having on occasions pretended to be tax officers, and also by obtaining the personal and bank details from their victims’ private correspondence, as well as learning about their lives through third parties. They contacted banks where the victims had current accounts, and ordered urgent transfers of between €500 and €1,000 to their accounts, gaining the confidence of the bank staff by giving details of the victims such as the fact one had just become a mother or another was ill and couldn’t visit the bank personally, so the staff finally made the transfers. Complaints were lodged with the Guardia Civil in Almeria City, Canjayar, Pechina, Purchena, Roquetas de Mar, Seron and Vicar. Both detainees have criminal records and prior arrests for the same crime committed against a 79year-old woman in Guadix, Granada, using bank details stolen from the victim’s post box.

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L&R is one of Europe’s largest privately owned property companies with a world-wide investment and development programme exceeding €9 billion, according to the company. A spokesman for the workers’ union CGT at La Manga Club seems to think a deal is imminent. But while La Manga boss, Antonio Ros, confirmed to Spanish daily La Verdad de Murcia talks had taken place, he said there is “no information at present.” When contacted by EWN a representative of La Manga Club said “there is nothing we can confirm.” Easily one of the biggest and best sporting complexes in the southern regions of Spain, a change of ownership for the La Manga Club will hopefully boost interest, increase bookings and give everyone associated with the club a massive lift Meanwhile, Alfonso Gonzalez from CGT said while MedGroup has been more focused on developing the property aspect of their investment, he believes L&R would be more beneficial for the hotel’s future. La Manga Club was voted ‘Spain’s Leading Golf Resort’ in 2004 and 2006, and ‘Europe’s Leading Golf Resort’ 2004 and 2005 in the World Travel Awards.


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Stat of week Marketing Directors are the best paid executives of large companies in Spain, with an average annual salary (gross) of €123,724, according to infoempleo.com.

• THE Fairway Golf Hotel & Spa, located in Benlaup Casas Viejas, between villages Viejer de la Frontera and Medina Sidonia won categories ‘Spain’s Leading All Inclusive Resort’ and ‘Spain’s Leading Spa Resort’ 2011, in the World Travel Awards. This is the fourth time they have been awarded in Spain’s Leading Spa Resort since 2007. Hotel Barcelo Formentor in Mallorca was named Spain’s Leading Boutique Hotel for the second consecutive year. • SPAIN’S treasury sold €3.2 billion in two short-term debt auctions but was forced to pay higher interest rates.

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• SPANISH chain El Arbol has acquired 19 new supermarkets from Oascual Hermanos in Burgos, Northern Spain. Excluding this latest deal, El Arbol currently operates 467 supermarkets in Spain. • FOR the third year running, France was named first choice for Britons buying property abroad, with 39 per cent, according to the latest overseas property ‘hot spots’ report by mortgage specialist Conti. Spain was in second place with 31 per cent of all enquiries received, up 7 per cent against last year. Portugal was in third place with 12 per cent.

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Barcelona rings up the top shop rents in Spain By Business Editor Brendan Small SPAIN’S most expensive shop rents are in Barcelona. And top of the pile are retail rental premises in Portal de l’Angel in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona by Plaça Catalunya, with business people paying up to €3,120 per square metre per year This means that a 100-square-metre shop premises costs a staggering €312,000 per year or an even more amazing €855 per day including Sundays when businesses are normally closed. This was revealed in the 2011 survey of the world’s most expensive retail rental locations in 63 cities around the world by property consultants Cushman and Wakefield. The Spanish city has the 13th most expensive retail rents in the world ahead of prime locations in Moscow, Dublin, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires. New York’s famous Fifth Avenue - ranked the

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MOST EXPENSIVE: The much sought-after Portal de l’Angel in Barcelona. most expensive street in the world by Forbes in 2008 - has the highest price on the global rental list with €16,704 a year for a square metre. In second place is Causeway Bay in Hong Kong (€14,426/m2/year). But renting a retail space in Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris is the most expensive in Europe, ahead of London’s New Bond Street and Via Montenapoleone in Milan, in second and third place respectively.

Mobile services prices to fall SPAIN has the most expensive telecommunications services in the EU, according to a Eurostat report But prices in Spain are falling and will continue to drop as a result of increased competition from mobile virtual network operators, according to a study by consultants Neoris. The results of the study of the tariffs of seven major mobile service providers in Spain - Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Yoigo, plus the virtuals Simyo, Pepephone and MASmovil - revealed the latter three were cheaper in 25 price bands.


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I READ your column every week and I hope you can help with my problem. I have held a Spanish mortgage since 2005. Half of the mortgage is with my daughter, who has never contributed and who has now returned to England and cannot pay. I am finding the payments increasingly difficult, so I asked the bank if I could pay interest only for a time. They say they need my daughter’s signature to do this and it would cost me €1,000 to amend the mortgage. I do not have the money to do this. Can I get her name off the mortgage? She never contributed towards the payments and now we are no longer in contact. Also, I would like to sell the property and buy something less expensive. Can you please give me some advice?’

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your daughter owns By David Searl half of your house if she has signed for half of the mortgage. Does she know that the bank can pursue her assets in the UK if mortgage payments are not made in Spain? 2. If your daughter owns half the house, you need her signature to sell it as well as to amend your present mortgage. Perhaps you should establish contact with her. 3. The figure of around €1,000 to modify your existing mortgage sounds about right. However, there is no way simply to remove your daughter from this existing mortgage without her agreement. 4. One possible way forward is to take out a completely new mortgage with another bank. In the new mortgage you could include a sufficient amount to pay for the cancellation of your existing mortgage as well as the opening fees and other charges. 5. It appears that you have income and are able to make small monthly payments. It also seems that you have paid on the existing mortgage for six years so you have a start. A new mortgage over a longer time period, even at a higher interest rate, might enable you to continue making your payments. 6. A mortgage offer from another bank can often make your present bank suddenly more helpful so my counsel is to visit a new bank immediately. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. ask@lawtaxspain.com or call 952 667 090.

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• RISING household fuel bills will net the Treasury a £200 million (€229m) windfall in extra VAT this year, new research from Energyhelpline.com shows.

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government to rethink its planned overhaul of how drugs are priced as the new system ‘doesn’t seem to do anything to encourage innovation’.

£££ • CUADRILLA RESOURCES claims to have found a gas field near Blackpool with 200 trillion cubic feet of ‘shale’ gas and could create 5,600 jobs.

Famine stalks Europe and looters wear suits FOR the first time since the Second World War, famine stalks Europe. It is a clear signal that the European Union (EU) has failed in its first objective: strength through unity. Many already claim the EU is no longer fit for purpose; found wanting at its first major crisis. Its largely unaccountable system of government, influenced by unelected shadowy figures, was useless when looters in suits hijacked the economies of the 27 member states. In fact, it collaborated in the bank burglary of each nation’s wealth through cyberloans and injurious rates of interest. On September 19, the Greek parliament, which accounts for only 2 per cent of the EU economy, submitted to rapacious demands imposed by the European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). If the EU makes worse rather than fixes the Greek economy, which is hardly the basket case it has been made out to be if one removes debt usury, what chance has it got of

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Paul Polke resolving Europe’s economy? This will be Greece’s sixth repayment using its credit card. In the streets of Greece, people used to relative prosperity, search through skips for scraps. Survival for many is precarious; millions look for ways of supplementing a declining income whilst handicapped by price increases. It is Weimar Germany all over again. Until recently, scavenging was confined to occasional gypsy, Roma

and Third World immigrants foraging for leftovers and cast-offs. Now, many searching through bins and skips are Greek nationals, says Giorgos Pouliopoulos. “I sometimes give food to people I know,” he says. “I don’t think we have seen the worst of this tragedy yet. Things are getting worse.” “There is real famine,” says Amat Eftehar. “I don’t mean famine where there is nothing to eat, like in Africa. I am, though, talking about a famine in which people cannot afford to eat meat once a month.” If famine stalks Europe, it is artificial, similar to the Ukrainian famine caused by Stalin exporting life-

giving wheat when the USSR needed to repay foreign loans. Again, it is the bankers screwing the nations’ coffers. Politicians are impotent; often collaborative. It is an artificial famine inasmuch as there are still pockets of prosperity in Europe. The EU’s 27 member states still discard 89 million tonnes of food each year. This represents 180 kilos of food for each of its 502 million citizens. Greece is being hung out to dry by the EU-ECBIMF troika. Greek newspaper o Ethnos warns its readers of ‘blood and tears’. It is what happens when the lunatics are running the asylum. Scared? You should be!


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www.euroweeklynews.com IT was only to be expected, really. Just three years after the unpopular tax was abolished, the government had no choice but to reinstate wealth tax as it searches for measures to increase revenue to reduce the public deficit and try to restore financial sustainability. The word ‘abolish’ is not strictly speaking correct. The tax was not actually abolished but rather the government established a tax credit of 100 per cent of the tax and eliminated the obligation to declare. We, therefore, always knew that it would be simple enough for the government to reinstate it at short notice and the threat has been hanging over Spain’s wealthier residents virtually since the tax was dropped from 1st January 2008. After weeks of speculation, on 15th September, the Spanish government announced that wealth tax would be reinstated to ‘reinforce budget stability’. The government approved the real-decree law the following day. It is a little bit of a turnabout for outgoing Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who had argued that it unfairly targeted middle-class savers and who until now had resisted bringing it back. The threshold has, however, been raised from previous

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levels, so that it now targets Spain’s wealthier taxpayers. It is also meant to be a temporary measure. So far it only covers the tax years 2011 and 2012 (therefore tax returns and payments due in 2012 and 2013 respectively). The personal exemption has significantly increased and will now be €700,000 per person (up from €108,182 in 2007). This exemption will now also apply to non-residents of Spain. Couples are assessed for wealth tax separately, and jointly held assets are treated as belonging to each individual on a 50:50 basis, so the threshold for a married couple can be up to €1.4 million. The main home exemption has also increased, this time from €150,253 to €300,000 (so €600,000 per couple if the property is in joint names). You are only entitled to one main home deduction.

There have been no changes to the tax rates, so they will remain the same as the previous ones, ranging from 0.2 per cent to 2.5 per cent, applicable to your net tax base of wealth owned on 31st December. Wealth tax can be varied by region to make it more favourable (not more penal) but I would not expect too many concessions in the current economy. If you are resident in Spain you are liable to wealth tax on your worldwide assets, net of liabilities. Non-residents are only liable on assets located in Spain but under the old regime they did not get any of the personal or main home deductions. The new law specifically allows non-residents to benefit from the personal allowance. However, you cannot get the main home exemption if you are not resident in Spain. If you are resident in the UK (for example) and own a holiday home in Spain, it will be liable to wealth tax if its value exceeds €700,000 (or €1.4m if owned jointly). The rates above this figure would start at 0.2 per cent. Non-residents who operate through a permanent establishment in Spain, or who

have a wealth tax liability in relation to their Spanish assets, are required to appoint an accredited tax representative resident in Spain to assist with their wealth tax obligations. Failure to do so will incur a €1,000 penalty, and will be increased if the offence is repeated. Liabilities in general reduce taxable wealth, but not where it is a loan used to buy an asset that is specifically exempt or covered by exemptions. So where a mortgage is for the purchase of the main home (the value of which is covered by the main home exemption), no deduction is available for that mortgage. For a non-resident, only Spanish liabilities are taken into account. It is estimated that 160,000 people will be caught by this reinstated wealth tax, which is expected to earn the government over €1.08 billion a year. In 2007 (the last year it was levied) it had brought in €2.1 billion. The money is needed to help close one of Europe’s largest budget deficits. Finance Minister Elena Salgado told a press conference: “The economic crisis makes it necessary to

reinstate this tax, that will allow us to tax the wealthiest so those who have more contribute more to help us out of the crisis.” Only time will tell, though, if the tax does turn out to be just temporary. We do not know what will happen once elections are out of the way, and much depends on how the economy performs over the next two years and if the governments succeed in bringing the budget deficit down to 3 per cent in 2013, a rather Herculean task. These are taxing times in Spain. An effective tax planning and wealth management strategy could help you legitimately limit the amount of tax you pay while aiming to protect your wealth. A financial manager specialising in these areas such as Blevins Franks can advise you on your specific requirements. Statements relating to taxation are based upon current taxation laws and practices which may be subject to change. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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-0.35

-0.09

33.69M

British American Tobacco 2,709.00

7.00

0.26

2.82M

C O M PA N Y British Land Co

PRICE(£/100) 477.00

British Sky Broadcasting

683.50

CHANGE 0.20 13.00

C O M PA N Y Centrica Compass Group

% C H G. 0.04

VOLUME 2.51M

1.94

2.83M

171.00

2.20

1.30

13.63M

Bunzl

770.00

1.00

0.13

1.03M

1,309.00

-32.00

-2.39

1.54M

281.10

2.00

0.72

3.48M

Capita Group (The)

702.00

-11.50

-1.61

1.69M

Capital Shopping C.

304.30

7.90

2.67

1.15M

2,056.00

5.00

0.24

0.85M

Cairn Energy

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MMM 3M Co

74.62

+0.62

+0.84%

AA Alcoa Inc

10.16

+0.09

+0.89%

1.6M

AXP American Express Co

46.30

-0.15

-0.32%

148.2K

T AT&T Inc

28.25

+0.40

+1.44%

994.9K

BAC Bank of America Corp

221.3K

6.40

+0.085

+1.35%

7.0M

BA Boeing Co

61.53

+2.02

+3.39%

244.3K

CAT Caterpillar Inc

75.42

+1.56

+2.11%

282.4K

CVX Chevron Corp

89.68

-0.32

-0.36%

414.0K

CSCO Cisco Systems Inc

15.80

+0.19

+1.22%

3.3M

KO Coca Cola Co

68.52

+1.10

+1.63%

430.8K

DD E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co

41.06

+0.60

+1.48%

477.4K

XOM Exxon Mobil Corp

70.35

+1.04

+1.50%

1.9M

GE General Electric Company

15.37

+0.16

+1.05%

2.3M

HPQ Hewlett Packard Co

22.85

+0.52

+2.35%

1.6M

HD Home Depot Inc

33.46

-0.26

-0.77%

788.3K

INTC Intel Corp

22.12

-0.04

-0.18%

3.7M

IBM International Business Machine... 172.42

+3.08

+1.82%

225.7K

JNJ Johnson & Johnson

62.53

+0.94

+1.53%

435.6K

JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co

30.47

+0.88

+2.97%

3.0M

KFT Kraft Foods Inc

33.95

+0.23

+0.68%

341.3K

MCD McDonalds Corp

88.20

+0.83

+0.95%

215.4K

MRK Merck & Co Inc

31.53

+0.48

+1.55%

845.4K

MSFT Microsoft Corp

25.19

+0.13

+0.52%

3.7M

PFE Pfizer Inc

17.60

+0.145

+0.83%

1.5M

PG Procter & Gamble Co

62.14

+0.89

+1.45%

486.1K

TRV Travelers Companies Inc

47.53

+0.41

+0.87%

174.3K

UTX United Technologies Corp

71.21

+2.29

+3.32%

832.5K

VZ Verizon Communications Inc

36.19

+0.31

+0.86%

847.8K

WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc

51.34

+0.54

+1.06%

598.8K

DIS Walt Disney Co

29.97

+0.14

+0.47%

426.9K

C O M PA N Y

CHANGE NET / %

$3.06 $6.35 $4.05 $11.12 $2.93 $39.33 $73.13 $8.69 $40.93 $4.34 $27.57 $8.64 $4.18 $6.87

0.55 / +21.91% 0.65 / +11.40% 0.34 / +9.16% 0.86 / +8.38% 0.2256 / +8.32% 2.99 / +8.23% 5.47 / +8.08% 0.64 / +7.95% 2.99 / +7.88% 0.31 / +7.69% 1.94 / +7.57% 0.59 / +7.33% 0.28 / +7.18% 0.45 / +7.01%

Most Advanced Zions Bancorporation Primo Water Corporation Westwood One, Inc. ImmunoGen, Inc. Innodata Isogen Inc The Fresh Market, Inc. Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. Vera Bradley, Inc. Entropic Communications, Inc. Ceradyne, Inc. Matrix Service Company Vitran Corporation, Inc. Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

0.38 1.73

4.55M

Essar Energy

245.00

-4.70

-1.88

1.39M

Eurasian Natural Res.

550.00

-4.00

-0.72

1.82M

Experian

704.50

9.50

1.37

1.35M

Fresnillo

1,524.00

-112.00

-6.85

1.21M

260.20

5.90

2.32

3.16M

168.20

-4.50

-2.61

9.78M

1,329.50

20.00

1.53

8.42M

G4S GKN GlaxoSmithKline Glencore International

414.60

2.20

0.53

8.27M

Hammerson

367.00

0.50

0.14

2.36M

Hargreaves Lansdown

438.40

5.80

1.34

0.30M

HSBC Holdings

499.90

1.90

0.38

25.63M

ICAP

432.00

-4.80

-1.10

2.11M

IMI

729.50

4.00

0.55

1.47M

2,128.00

42.00

2.01

2.19M 2.17M

Imperial Tobacco

487.90

10.10

2.11

InterContinental Hotels 1,055.00

17.00

1.64

1.98M

Int. Consolidated Airlines 147.10

5.00

3.52

12.80M

Intertek Group Investec ITV

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. BTU International, Inc. American Superconductor Corporation Sina Corporation Le Gaga Holdings Limited Charm Communications Inc. First Cash Financial Services, Inc. EDAP TMS S.A. Horsehead Holding Corp. Stamps.com Inc. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Acacia Research Corporation Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. Syms Corp

$4.37 $4.58 $4.63 $79.55 $5.25 $8.58 $41.15 $2.13 $8.14 $20.30 $2.93 $37.58 $3.06 $9.01

0.51 / -10.45% 0.436 / -8.69% 0.4405 / -8.67% 7.36 / -8.47% 0.46 / -8.06% 0.75 / -8.04% 3.31 / -7.44% 0.1697 / -7.38% 0.57 / -6.54% 1.42 / -6.54% 0.20 / -6.39% 2.35 / -5.89% 0.19 / -5.85% 0.53 / -5.56%

315.60

10.20

3.34

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2,003.00

35.00

1.78

0.36M

357.50

-3.90

-1.08

1.63M 15.57M

59.55

1.80

3.12

1,531.00

-29.00

-1.86

1.00M

Kazakhmys

782.00

-32.00

-3.93

3.25M

Kingfisher

241.60

0.80

0.33

7.63M

Land Securities Group

633.50

-1.00

-0.16

5.03M

Legal & General Group

97.45

5.85

6.39

25.58M

Johnson Matthey

Lloyds Banking Group

35.23

1.09

3.19

201.65M

1,067.00

-10.00

-0.93

0.69M

Man Group

227.60

-3.80

-1.64

7.88M

Marks & Spencer Group

327.00

-0.90

-0.27

4.30M

Lonmin

Morrison (Wm) Super.

287.10

2.90

1.02

7.33M

National Grid

623.50

-3.50

-0.56

8.07M

2,547.00

-17.00

-0.66

0.75M

106.60

2.60

2.50

15.18M 3.06M

Next Old Mutual

Most Declined

2.20M

2.00 21.00

International Power PRICE

VOLUME 15.46M

526.50

Inmarsat

DOW JONES

% C H G. 1.95

1,235.00

Diageo

BT Group Burberry Group

PRICE(£/100) CHANGE 292.60 5.60

Pearson

1,137.00

4.00

0.35

Petrofac

1,229.00

-19.00

-1.52

1.21M

561.00

14.50

2.65

10.40M

Randgold Resources

6,170.00

-180.00

-2.83

0.67M

Reckitt Benckiser

3,259.00

60.00

1.88

0.99M

Reed Elsevier

497.30

10.70

2.20

3.21M

Resolution

249.20

9.40

3.92

16.16M

Prudential

REXAM Rio Tinto Rolls-Royce Holdings Royal Bank of Scotland Royal Dutch Shell RSA Insurance Group SABMiller Sage Group (The) Sainsbury (J)

306.90

6.00

1.99

3.70M

2,964.50

-20.50

-0.69

8.09M

599.50

3.50

0.59

3.61M

23.57

0.74

3.24

102.12M

1,999.50

-24.00

-1.19

5.04M

109.90

2.90

2.71

19.79M

2,092.00

9.50

0.46

3.21M

257.90

0.10

0.04

2.67M 7.28M

270.90

4.60

1.73

1,228.00

34.00

2.85

0.67M

Scottish & Southern E. 1,281.00

-3.00

-0.23

1.83M

Schroders Serco Group

499.80

5.20

1.05

0.78M

Severn Trent

1,494.00

30.00

2.05

0.94M

Shire

1,965.00

17.00

0.87

1.11M

581.00

3.50

0.61

2.21M 1.14M

Smith & Nephew Smiths Group

922.00

10.00

1.10

1,275.50

3.50

0.28

4.06M

Standard Life

199.90

5.20

2.67

4.97M

Tate & Lyle

592.50

-5.00

-0.84

1.97M 20.34M

Standard Chartered

Tesco

371.40

6.20

1.70

Tullow Oil

1,290.00

-6.00

-0.46

2.77M

Unilever

1,981.00

0.00

0.00

3.08M

United Utilities Group

601.50

2.50

0.42

3.50M

1,070.00

-43.00

-3.86

1.58M

162.50

0.90

0.56

84.06M

Weir Group

1,601.00

55.00

3.56

2.44M

Whitbread

1,600.00

5.00

0.31

0.61M

Wolseley

1,437.00

12.00

0.84

1.98M

Vedanta Resources Vodafone Group

WPP

609.00

7.50

1.25

5.54M

Xstrata

820.00

-6.00

-0.73

18.26M


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It’s time for some feel-good finance DID you know that bank charges in Spain are the highest in Europe? It always baffled me how I can extract money from any cash machine in Dublin without paying a commission, but here in Spain if I want to withdraw money I have to go to one of my bank’s machines or else I’ll be charged a small fortune for the service. Globally, banks and bankers have always had a shady image… the phrase: ‘I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them,’ quickly springs to mind. Their dodgy dealings have led us into an economic crisis; we – the public – were forced to bail out their backsides, and yet all the while they don’t seem to have changed their ways. That’s why when I came across the idea of ethical banking I regained a little

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Ethical banking only invests in the real economy and finances projects related to sectors including renewable energies and ecological agriculture. And, unlike traditional banking, ethical banking stands for total transparency. There are now more than 50,000 ethical banking clients in Spain, with five entities currently operating in the country. Triodos Bank, which was born in the Netherlands, has some 300,000 clients worldwide. Since May, the entity says it has attracted 9,000 new clients thanks to a media visibility amplified by the M-15 movement. A banker that invests in renewable energies, in ecological agriculture and in fair trade and development, now that is an ethical banker I could warm to.

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• ONE of the world’s cheapest cars has been transformed into its most expensive after being encrusted in gold jewellery. The special version of the Tata Nano, unveiled in Mumbai, is covered in 22 carat gold, silver and assorted gemstones, raising the car’s price from the standard €1,500 to an estimated €3.3 million. • CREATED to purge Irish banks of their risky real estate loans, the National Asset Management Agency is selling helicopters and private jets as well as skyscrapers and five-star hotels to try and claw back the €31 billion it paid out for loans. • A CHINESE businessman has put down a deposit for a rare bottle of Dalmore whisky costing nearly $200,000 at a duty-free shop in Singapore’s Changi airport.

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Nervousness about European banks remains firmly in place DURING one of the busiest and chaotic trading days seen, there was almost a complete financial meltdown in equities, with my favourite safe haven investments including Gold suffering enormous losses. Europe’s banks face a capital hole of at least €200 billion if Greece forces them to slash the value of its debt and other troubled eurozone countries like Italy and Ireland follow suit. Fear that Europe needs to shore up its banks is gathering steam as talk of a possible Greek default gains pace. That in turn is increasing speculation that banks will have to write down debt from governments right across the region. A technically very bearish scenario. The International Monetary Fund reckons Europe’s banks could need to recapitalize to the tune of €200 billion and many bank analysts are far gloomier than the Fund. I estimate the recapitalisation at more like €500 billion. Credit Suisse calculates banks

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IN THE RED: Stock market falls hit the global financial scene. may need €400 billion of capital by 2012 to fill a hole left by a recession, losses on sovereign debt and higher funding costs. But private investors are clear that they will not provide the money to stop the capital gap such writedowns would cause, for as long as Europe struggles to find a joined-up strategy to exit its spiralling debt crisis. Banks could be forced to write down their Greek debt holdings by half if Athens

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investment metal which traded as high as $1,922 on September 5. After a week of long liquidation and margin call selling, Gold has traded down to $1,672. The fear is that if the FED doesn’t act, we could find ourselves in a deflationary environment which would not be good news for Gold. There are obviously some long-term opportunities in equities, so if brave and with deep pockets, follow the advice of sage Warren Buffet and buy when everyone else is selling. Still hold some Gold - the Far East will use this sell-off as a buying opportunity. But perhaps the most surprising news is that the US dollar has come back into favour. And the euro, which should have collapsed on the back of Greece, is still quite a viable opportunity medium term, especially against the British pound. So, if you are an expat and have Sterling to change, the mid 1.1400’s could present the last ditch option to get out of Sterling.

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Transitions in transit Trader Kweku Adoboli.

Two sides of the coin

THE markets, now more powerful than governments, are the stamping grounds of casino bankers. Although they are all ‘rogue traders’, according to former Lib-Dem Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott, unlike UBS employee Kweku Adoboli they are seldom exposed. There is little doubt that if Adoboli had been better at placing his bets instead of losing £1.3 billion, he would be on a bonus, not remand.

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‘OBAMA coordinates Syria transition with Turkey’, announced a recent headline. Much as Syria deserves a transition, who knows if the aftermath of Al Assad’s removal will lend itself to coordination? Who, apart from Obama, can be sure that Turkey’s assistance would be welcome? Libya’s transitional government is already displaying symptoms of disunity in a reminder that too many North African and Middle Eastern factions are more interested in conserving power than sharing it with the society they liberated from tyranny.

Slap bang in the middle ANYONE in work is now regarded as middleclass, a description which would once have raised bourgeois eyebrows. But the label is apt, because people with jobs are crushed between the unemployed on benefits and the rich who pay accountants to avoid as much tax as possible. Wealth taxes come and go, but it is the money of the non-wealthy that makes the world go around.


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Hurry up and let the money flow

A VENETIAN couple hired a lawyer after several failed attempts to convince their 41year-old son to fly the nest. The son has a good job, but refuses to leave home and demands meals and ironing from his mother.

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Little lady By STEPHEN AMORE

or whatever. Expediente certificates which declare the legality of a property can by law be allowed to take 120 days to issue, and they often do. Then, if they are incorrect, the council has another 120 days to correct their mistake. Clients all over the region are waiting to buy houses but have to wait for a simple piece of paper that a council worker is using to right a wobbly desk. Once an owner is in a house they contribute to the economy by shopping and using bars and restaurants, yet bureaucratic hurdles delay this. In France, if a house is more than two years old then the IVA the builder charges is only 5.5 per cent. A huge incentive to have work

Works licences in Spain often take too long.

done in the proper manner yet, in Spain it is 18 per cent. Considering Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is also a similar amount there is no gain to be had by reforming a property legally and paying the proper amount of taxes. So, in effect, the government loses out. In Spain, if an architect is used and the proper 18 per cent IVA paid to the builder then at time of selling these costs can be deducted from the CGT liability. What’s the point, however, in paying 18 per cent IVA to eventually get the same deducted from the CGT if and when the house is sold? Dropping the rate of IVA would encourage people to have work done; restaurants only charge 8 per cent IVA, after all.

Sensible owners with incorrect paperwork have everything corrected before placing their home on the market. Obviously many people cannot afford to pay as it can run into thousands of euros but Proyme, for instance, in Albox, allow clients to start payment plans paying a part each month. Finally, thank you to Mary for originally looking after Luna at the kennels near Tijola and a huge thank you to Di from APSA who has managed to find room for her. Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/ES Findmeahome Or chat via www.facebook.com/Find meahome

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AS most of the world teeters on the brink of a so-called ‘double-dip’ recession, why then are Spanish councils not helping estate agents to sell houses so that money can flow into the economy? It’s simple maths, really, as when a house is sold, 7 per cent tax goes straight into Central Government coffers. Then if works are requested by the owner on the property, architects, builders and other suppliers can all earn money but only after the bloomin’ councils have got off their behinds and processed works’ licences. One client of Findmeahome recently waited seven months for Lubrin Town Hall to process a licence which the College of Architects in Almeria had turned round in just a couple of weeks. Money that could have been spent revitalising the local economy instead waited for someone to get back from visiting their sick relative

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‘Downton Abbey’ star criticises ‘Spooks’ clash All the latest news and views from the world of satellite television SPOOKS FAN: Laura Carmichael.

• DOWNTON ABBEY star Laura Carmichael has branded the BBC ‘mad’ for scheduling Spooks against the ITV1 hit. The actress, who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama, admitted that she is a fan of the long-running spy show, which was switched from Mondays to Sundays for the latest series. The clash saw Downton Abbey return for its second series with nearly 9m viewers last Sunday, while Spooks trailed with just 4.62m on BBC One. Carmichael told The Sun: “I’ve always loved Spooks; I think they’re mad to put the shows on at the same time.” Speaking of Downton’s success, she added: “I think it’s

great to have a period drama with original storylines as opposed to a book that everyone knows. That has intrigued people.” The show won four Primetime Emmy Awards at this year’s ceremony and the cast is currently filming a Christmas special. A BBC spokesperson recently played down the clash, saying: “Downton and Spooks are very different shows and offer a real alternative for audiences. This is the last ever series of Spooks and we wanted to celebrate this and make it a special event for viewers in the Sunday 10pm (CET) slot.” • ONE DIRECTION’S rise to fame will reportedly be charted in a new ITV2 film. The boyband

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were put together on last year’s The X Factor, during which they finished third. Their debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ recently topped the UK charts, becoming the fastestselling track of the year. The fivesome were followed by cameras as they worked on their debut album, according to The Sun. James Corden’s production company is said to have won the contract to make the feature. “One Direction’s story is pretty incredible, from X Factor losers to chart-toppers in less than a year,” a source told the paper. “We have been following the lads ever since they first embarked on their plans for pop world domination.”

• EastEnders bosses have a dramatic fire storyline on the way as Albert Square’s B&B is to go up in flames, according to a report. The soap’s team have been busy building a replica of the B&B at Elstree Studios in preparation for the shock blaze scenes, The Mirror claims. A show source told the newspaper: “The last time EastEnders built something on this set was when they set fire to the Queen Vic last year. It is only used when they need to film fires and explosions.” Filming for some of the scenes could already be under way as a fire engine was recently spotted on the official EastEnders webcam. The Mirror has also speculated that Walford legend Pat Evans, played by Pam St Clement, could die in the fire following previous reports that she is being killed off. However, at this stage, it looks

like Pat dying in the blaze could just be one theory among many. Of Pat’s departure, one insider said: “The script is so top secret even [Pam] doesn’t know how Pat is going to go yet.” Responding to the rumours, an EastEnders spokesperson said: “We are not going to comment as we do not want to spoil it for viewers.” The fire scenes are expected to air towards the end of the year. If you would like me to answer any questions you may have on satellite TV or to expand on anything I have written about please call me on 678 332 815 or email on richard@europadigital.com. Don’t forget to listen to my radio show every weekday from 10am on Spectrum Radio (92.6fm), or you can listen online at www.spectrumfmmojacar.net for the latest news and views from the world of satellite television.


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5:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes Rav Wilding follows the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A paraglider crashes to earth and a vintage car enthusiast is runover by his own vehicle. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm To Build or Not to Build Series following some of the UK's 20,000 self-builders. Dentist Stephen Robinson and wife Rachel set out to build a stylish new home for their family in Marlow, but it is not without its teething problems. 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Celebrity MasterChef

7:00am Little Robots 7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics Conference Special 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

4:00am Gorillas in the Mist Powerful drama based on the life story of crusading zoologist Dian Fossey, who journeyed to Rwanda in 1967 to research the effects of poaching on a rare breed of mountain gorillas. Over nearly 20 years, Fossey built up a strong bond with the creatures, but it was her antipathy towards the jungle's human population that would eventually result in tragedy. 6:15am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:40am Countdown 6:25am Cookery School 7:20am Sali Mali 7:25am The Treacle People 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm Four in a Bed 2:05pm Rio Grande

6:35am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Roary the Racing Car 7:20am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 7:35am Elmo's World 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Music Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:25am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm LIVE with Gabby 1:05pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home 9:00pm The Marvellous Mrs Beeton, with Sophie Dahl 10:00pm Shirley An intimate and revealing drama that looks at the life of singer Dame Shirley Bassey. 11:10pm Mock the Week 11:40pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Chas realises the full extent of Aaron's torment. 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale Aaron refuses to let a desperate Chas help him. 9:30pm Coronation Street Peter breaks down as Carla's life hangs in the balance. 10:00pm Billy Connolly's Route 66 Third in a new four-part series in which Billy Connolly travels the world's most famous highway - Route 66. This episode sees Billy in cowboy country as he joins ranch-hands on a cattle drive to Oklahoma City. Over the border in Texas, he stops off at the ghost town of Glenrio. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, Billy meets two men who helped create the atomic bomb. Driving off-route, he finds himself in Monument Valley, a sacred Navajo site and a location familiar from countless westerns. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT and Channel 4 Present... Channel 4 and BT introduce Jonnie Peacock, Paralympic athlete. 9:00pm Country House Rescue 10:00pm Educating Essex 11:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In this new episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA, Gordon Ramsay once again heads stateside in a bid to rescue failing restaurant owners from imminent disaster. In this show Gordon travels to Eagle Rock California, to visit Capri - a restaurant in a rut owned by overgrown identical twins, Jim and Jeff. The twins could have walked straight out of Alice in Wonderland and their method of running a restaurant is just as fantastic. Half comedy act half cry-babies, Jim and Jeff seem oblivious to the grime and dust riddling their restaurant. It hasn't seen a deep clean or a damp cloth for years.

4:10pm Loving Evangeline 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours Toadie impresses his boss by getting a result on a tough work assignment, but his reward may turn out to be a curse. Rhys takes advantage of Karl's prescription slip, shamelessly schmoozing the senior doctors on the golf course. Noah withdraws Sophie's invitation to the open mic night, after learning Kate will not be there. 7:00pm Home and Away A proposed visit by Sid's ex-wife causes problems. Jake is out on bail and looking for Brax. Casey and Ruby are used as bargaining tools. Leah tells Miles she does not want the baby. 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm UEFA Europa League Live Europa League football action from the latest round of this year's competition. Spurs take on Dublin's Shamrock Rovers, the most successful club in Irish footballing history. 11:10pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

12:35am 71 Degrees North Paddy McGuinness and Charlotte Jackson present the extreme adventure competition. 1:30am The Zone For shopping and special features from QVC, plus roulette with Jackpot247. 3:30am Tonight 3:55am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:05am Seven Dwarves 1:05am The Vue Film Show 1:35am Ibiza Rocks on with Xbox Kinect 2:05am Music on 4 Favourites 2:30am DJ Shadow 2:40am Rockfeedback Presents... 2:55am Embarrassing Bodies 3:50am Dispatches 4:45am Smallville 5:30am Countdown

12:15am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:10am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:05am Meals in Moments 5:15am Brian Sewell's Grand Tour

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Copycats 5:30pm Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Watchdog Consumer series. 10:00pm Outnumbered 10:30pm Would I Lie to You? Rob Brydon hosts the comedy panel show, with team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack. 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:32pm BBC Weather 11:35pm Question Time 12:35am This Week 1:20am Holiday Weatherview 1:25am Panorama Current affairs. After Libya, will Syria be the next Arab dictatorship to fall to people power? 1:55am Countryfile 2:55am Antiques Roadshow 3:55am Food Fighters 4:40am BBC News

BBC3 5:15am The World's Strictest Parents 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Young Soldiers 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 12:00am Family Guy 12:20am Family Guy 12:45am Young Soldiers 1:45am Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 2:15am Wilfred 2:35am World's Craziest Fools 3:05am Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 4:05am The Real Hustle 4:35am Wilfred

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10:00pm 12:30am Today at Conference Giles Dilnot presents highlights of the Labour Party's annual conference in Liverpool. 1:00am BBC Electric Proms This sumptuous slice of the BBC Electric Proms 2009 shows Dame Shirley Bassey on sparkling form. 1:20am Imagine... Alan Yentob gains an insight into the creative world of Shirley Bassey. 2:15am BBC News 4:40am Pages from Ceefax 5:00am Engineering for the World

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1976 9:00pm When TV Goes to War 10:00pm The Perfect Suit 11:00pm Time Shift 12:00am Only Connect 12:30am Regimental Stories 1:00am Top of the Pops: 1976 1:30am When TV Goes to War 2:30am The Perfect Suit 3:30am Only Connect 4:00am Time Shift

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5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA 6:10am Tabatha's Salon Takeover 7:00am Oops TV 7:30am Oops TV 8:00am London Ambulance 8:30am London Ambulance 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am The Chicago Code 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Luton Airport 2:30pm Luton Airport 3:00pm The Real A&E 3:30pm The Real A&E

5:20am You Again 7:10am Driving Aphrodite 8:50am The Invention of Lying 10:35am The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 12:10pm Bulletproof 1:40pm Couples Retreat 3:40pm Macgruber

5:30am Titan A.E. 7:20am 35mm 7:50am Eight Legged Freaks 9:35am The Matrix Reloaded 11:55am Clash of the Titans 1:45pm The A-Team 3:45pm The Matrix Reloaded

5:20pm A Serious Man 7:15pm The Invention of Lying 9:00pm Dinner for Schmucks 11:00pm Jackass: The Movie

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm A League of Their Own 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons Lisa decides that she doesn't want to end up like her mum, Marge. 8:30pm Futurama 9:00pm Futurama 9:30pm The Simpsons A trio of smartly scripted and spirited Halloween tales. 10:00pm Glee 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad Digging out his passport for series two, Karl works through the 'Bucket List'.

4:40pm Invictus 6:55pm Awakenings 9:00pm Sex and the City 2 11:30pm The Bounty Hunter After a minor traffic accident, journalist Nicole jumps bail to follow up a lead.

12:00am Ross Kemp on Gangs 1:00am Law and Order 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am Night Cops 3:40am The Dresden Files 4:30am The Dresden Files 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

1:25am Bad Girls Wild West hooker Cody is sentenced to hang for killing an abusive customer of her pal Anita. 3:15am Fireflies in the Garden 5:05am 35mm 5:35am Turn the Beat Around

12:35am Macgruber 2:10am The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 3:40am Jimmy Hollywood 5:40am A Golden Christmas

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:00am The Last Song 7:00am Agora 9:10am The Top Ten Show 2011 9:30am Weather Girl 11:10am Meet Joe Black 2:10pm Sex and the City 2

6:05pm The Sorcerer's Apprentice 8:00pm Clash of the Titans 10:00pm The A-Team 12:00am Eraser 2:00am Lethal Weapon 3:55am The Killing Machine 5:30am The Sorcerer's Apprentice

TCM 6:00am Off Set 7:00am Butterfield 8 9:05am Maverick 10:05am Gunsmoke 11:35am The Last Challenge 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The Good Guys and The Bad Guys 6:00pm Little Women 8:20pm At Gunpoint 10:00pm Blazing Saddles 11:50pm Private Benjamin After the surprise termination of her second marriage, a spoiled Jewish princess joins the Army. 1:55am Flirting Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to "The Year My Voice Broke". 3:50am Teleshopping


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Wacky Barbers and the Wacky Foot Spa

THE Wacky Salon in the Guardia Vieja Arcade between K7 and Los Arcos Bar is run by Lisa – a fully qualified stylist who has been established in Mojacar for eight years and previously managed salons in the UK as well as working in Canada and Australia. She has over 19 years experience in hairdressing. Working with Lisa is Debby who trained at Saks Academy, London. The salon offers a professional yet friendly atmosphere with qualifications on display. The girls offer free expert advice on all aspects of hairdressing and barbering and services are charged at reasonable rates. Debby also offers massage at the salon. She trained in Thai Massage at the famous Wat Po Traditional Medical School in Bangkok and then returned to London where she qualified in Advanced Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Accupressure. She tailor makes each massage to her clients’ individual needs using a combination of all four types. In May, the salon opened up The Wacky Feet Fish Spa which has proved popular with all their clients – ladies, gents and children as young as four have all

enjoyed the experience which involves dipping your feet into a warm tank of water and letting lots of little Garra Rufa Fish also known as Doctor Fish gently nibble at the dead skin cells. The clever little fish leave the good skin alone leaving feet feeling fresh and revitalised. They also stimulate acupuncture points improving blood circulation along with other health benefits. The spa is in a therapy room at the back of the salon so you can relax in peace during your pedicure.

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Audrey and Mike Hathaway of the CTM.

Spotlight on Club Taurino Mojacar LOCAL bullfighting association, the Club Taurino Mojacar (CTM) is much more than just a club for bullfighting aficionados. It is a club for people who enjoy Spain’s people, food and culture, the latter which includes bullfighting. CTM meets on Thursdays when they are not away on an adventure discovering

another part of Spain or being tutored by some authority on some facet of the Spanish culture. This remarkable circumstance was brought about by two tireless English people who arrived with the new millennium. Audrey and Mike Hathaway are the driving force behind this exceptional group. Founding member, Sarah Hogg, has done a terrific (www.clubwebsite

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taurino-mojacar.com) filled full of wonderful photographs taken by her husband, Ken, documenting just a few of CTM’s many events and a

Tony’s war on local litter - Part 3 By Tony Matthews tony_matthews@live.co.uk

SEVERAL residents, who wish to remain anonymous, have contacted me regarding litter in the last week. They all own property in and around Garrucha, Vera and Mojacar, which they refuse to call ‘home’ because in the UK they never lived in a dustbin! These disgruntled folk - all Brits - have now run out of excuses to tell their friends and relatives why there is so much rubbish around... and rubbish now means old cars, vans, wardrobes, settees, tables and chairs, mattresses, pallets, ‘rock hard’ bags of cement, scaffolding, cable, tubing, tiles and concrete blocks. When I visited a couple of these rubbish sites, I could see thousands of maggots crawling up walls and trees, inside boxes, in and out of bin-bags and even on the ground itself. I was itching and scratching for hours! My wife and I spent another couple of hours picking up rubbish from the outskirts of Turre and Mojacar last Saturday evening on our way home. It’s easy... dirty hands can be washed. Try it sometime. If I wanted to sell my villa, my apartment, even my land, I would certainly like the land around it to look decent. One person told me that he would even ask a prospective buyer to view his property at midnight, when you can’t really see what’s lying round the corner. I hope people reading my articles, including the local litter-louts themselves, let me know their feelings and, indeed, name the culprits if they wish. Surely they want to be proud of where they live... why did we choose to come here in the first place?

complete list of coming attractions and things to do. Boasting more than 400 friends, some of the regular meetings can get quite crowded as there is always something very different happening. This week’s programme featured soldiers from Spain’s famed Foreign Legion who are on an intensive training course in English. They presented themselves to the more than 90 greeting members and spent the rest of the afternoon in the lovely beachfront cafe, Dolce Vita, recounting breathtaking stories of their exploits in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Much thanks is owed to British Legion activists Andy Mortimer and Wendy Gretton for their help in setting up this unusual event, typical of the many happenings that occur amongst CTM associates. Sevillana dance classes begin in early October. A whirlwind of activity and fun. More than a few have mentioned to me that they would have returned to England had there not been a club like this to help them learn about Spain and share the fellowship. Call Mike or Audrey on 950 475261 for more general information.


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4:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes Rav Wilding follows the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There is a difficult rescue after a woodsman is injured by a falling tree and a factory worker is trapped in machinery. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm To Build or Not to Build 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Celebrity MasterChef

7:00am Little Robots 7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am Léon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics 1:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Today David and the team are at the seaside in Blackpool, where Corrie Jeffery makes a deal on a presentation baton from a Diamond Jubilee Band. But it is a spelter lamp that really steals the show.

5:30am Countdown 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place in the Sun 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 1:10pm Cheyenne Autumn

6:35am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Roary the Racing Car 7:20am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 7:35am Elmo's World 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Music Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:25am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm LIVE with Gabby 1:05pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm The Culture Show 9:00pm Escape to the Country Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country. 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Digging for Britain 11:00pm QI Stephen Fry comes over all indecisive. 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Alex has his revenge on Declan. Chas is forced to take desperate measures to help Aaron. 8:30pm Coronation Street Kevin and Pam are horrified when Bill collapses during their argument. 9:00pm Love Your Garden Gardening series. Alan Titchmarsh is in Harlow in Essex, where he shows how the smallest of gardens can be turned into a private sanctuary. He also transforms a tiny hot tub area into an intimate tropical garden. 9:30pm Coronation Street Bill's heart attack brings Kevin and Sally closer. 10:00pm DCI Banks Detective drama series based on the novels by Peter Robinson. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm Sextuplets: The Little Lambs Documentary about the first sextuplets born in England for 17 years.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:30pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 8:35pm The IT Crowd Classic episode Smoke and Mirrors. 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live Extraordinary game show in which contestants can win or lose life-changing amounts of money live on TV. Filmed in a highly secure location, contestants are given their prize of a million pounds at the start of the show, but are then faced with eight tough questions that are linked to four trapdoors, each representing an answer, in order to hold on to the cash. 11:30pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4's ever popular comedy panel show returns for a 12th series, including its 100th episode. Stand up comic and presenter Jimmy Carr is back to oversee the disputes and deliberations on all the topical events that set the great British public's chins wagging.

4:10pm We'll Meet Again 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Pawn Stars Series following pawn shop owners in Las Vegas. 9:00pm Ultimate Police Interceptors Highlights of the documentary series following expert high-speed police chase teams. 10:00pm Big Brother 11:00pm The Bachelor Reality series.

12:35am Rugby World Cup 2011 Expect sparks to fly as South Africa face Samoa in the final group match for both teams. 1:00am Smugglers Second of two programmes following the work of UK Border Agency officers. 1:55am The Zone For shopping and special features from QVC, plus roulette with Jackpot247. 4:15am Rugby World Cup 2011f

12:05am Al Murray 2:10am The Drums 2:20am On Track with Seat 2:50am My Name is Earl 3:10am My Name is Earl 3:30am Without a Trace 4:20am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5:05am Accidentally on Purpose 5:30am Countdown

12:00am Big Brother 12:30am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:15am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:05am Motorsport Mundial 5:35am The Gadget Show

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Dick and Dom Go Wild 5:30pm Planet Dinosaur Files 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm Strictly Come Dancing 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:32pm BBC Weather The latest weather forecast. 11:35pm Come Fly with Me

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10:00pm 12:05am Mrs. Brown's Boys Comedy series about a loudmouthed Irish matriarch. 12:35am The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 12:45am Veronica Guerin 2:15am Weatherview 2:20am Question Time 3:20am Monty Halls' Great Irish Escape 4:20am The Code 5:20am BBC News

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4:15am Rugby World Cup 2011 6:30am Rugby World Cup 2011 9:00am Rugby World Cup 2011 12:30pm ITV News and Weather A roundup of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 12:40pm Coronation Street Omnibus More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap.3:00pm The X Factor The UK's biggest talent search sees thousands audition for the life-changing prize of a million-pound recording contract and a guaranteed shot at the Christmas Number One.

5:30am Countdown 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Vue Film Show 8:00am BT and Channel 4 Present... 8:05am FIM Superbike World Championship 2011 8:30am Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 8:55am The Morning Line 9:55am Jason Derulo's R'n'b it Girls Top 20 10:25am Smallville 11:20am T4 Movie Special 11:50am Video Exclusive 11:55am The Simpsons 12:25pm Made in Chelsea 1:30pm The Big Bang Theory 1:55pm The Big Bang Theory 2:25pm That Paralympic Show 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

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5:30pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 6:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 7:30pm Dad's Army Classic wartime sitcom about a group of man not able to take up active service due to their age - who set up their town's Home Guard in the Second World War. 8:00pm Frost on Nixon 10:00pm QI XL Panel-based quiz where it is more important to be interesting than right. 10:45pm Frost/Nixon

4:30pm People Do the Funniest Things 5:30pm Rugby World Cup 2011 Highlights 6:30pm Local News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm New You've Been Framed! 7:30pm All Star Family Fortunes 8:30pm The X Factor The UK's biggest talent search sees thousands audition for the life-changing prize of a millionpound recording contract and a guaranteed shot at the Christmas Number One. 10:30pm The Jonathan Ross Show Jonathan Ross presents a chat show in which he will be meeting top guests from around the world and introducing performances from the biggest bands and solo artists. 11:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:45pm Shaun of the Dead A romantic comedy...with zombies. Shaun's humdrum existence takes a turn for the interesting when the undead take over London. Leaping into action, Shaun gathers his loved ones in the safest place he knows - the pub. Gags and gore galore.

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4:50pm Battle at Apache Pass 6:30pm Battle of the Bulge 9:20pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 9:25pm NCIS A team of special agents, operating outside the military chain of command, must investigate any crime with pieces of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. When a suspect dies in custody, Ziva is criticised for her tactics, which may have been indirectly responsible. But things develop apace when the suspect's brother, unaware of his sibling's death, kidnaps Jenny and demands that he is released. 10:30pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house. 11:25pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit After investment banker Jeremy Haynes is found dead, suspicions turns to his boyfriend Lincoln Haver, a professional football player who could lose everything if the truth of his sexuality became public. When news of Haver's sexual preference comes out, Benson comes under fire for her relationship with a reporter.

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FROM time to time, I note references in Letters to the Editor about some of the bureaucracy in Spain. I have been told that the mother of bureaucracy is often corruption! Recently, I have spent more than €300 in obtaining papers to prove that my wife and I are still legally married so that her shortly due to expire Spanish residencia can be renewed on the back of my own already approved papers as a European national. Though we produced documents fully certified from our marriage in Singapore in 2004, they demanded a freshly certified marriage certificate ‘to prove you have not since divorced’. They refused to accept that joint ownership of a property bought last year, Spanish tax payments by us both in the last five years plus a joint bank account actively used by us both as proof of our ‘togetherness’. I realise that some people may try to ‘cheat’ the system, but a little common sense should be allowed so that clearly above-the-board foreigners can live in Spain without having to get papers from halfway across the world… plus the added cost of then having them translated into Spanish, and the additional hiring of a Spanish lawyer to handle the case! N Sutton, Huercal Overa (Almeria)

No, no, no! I GET really annoyed over frequent cold-call phoning by company representatives trying to sell a variety of things, including internet services and insurances. Many people have told me there are plans to make cold calling by phone to private numbers in Spain illegal. If this is true, I trust it happens sooner rather than later. As it is, I receive numerous calls frequently after 5pm in the afternoon - and invariably from people who do not speak more than a few words of English, trying to get me to buy or subscribe to something. At times I wonder what part of ‘no’ the more persistent do not understand! N Childes, Los Boliches (Malaga)

Holiday plea THERE has just been a feria in Mijas, which saw many local businesses close for one day in surrounding locations in Mijas Costa. However, not only did I not see any reference to the feria ahead of the event in EWN but nor did I see a report saying that a

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Costa de Almería I have received letters, emails, etc, with many forms of this letter, the most recent supposedly from a British woman trapped in Libya with money to invest in a business. When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Tracey Thompson, Torrevieja (Alicante)

Vera beaches

THIS was taken in the Molina gardens, near the water park in Torremolinos (Malaga). We go regularly as the gardens change with the seasons but are always beautiful; there is a small charge for entry but for local pensioners it is free. I have many other photos, but this is my favourite.

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local holiday was planned. You always point out - ahead of any national holidays - when they are due. Advising readers of local holidays would be an added bonus. MA, Name and address provided Editor’s note: EWN advises readers of all national Spanish holidays as part of its editorial service. With more than 100 local feria holidays throughout our circulation area - many of them very small village ones stretching from the Costa Blanca down to Gibraltar and across to Mallorca, it would be impossible to publish details of all of them, though we will in future attempt to inform readers of the main ones.

Those who do not agree with bullfights, bull running or even people throwing tomatoes at each other should remember they are guests. One week in the UK or even reading the British papers should remind many expatriates what kowtowing to immigrants has done to their nation. Last week in Mercadona, I heard a lady, with a strong regional accent, complaining that she could not find Bird’s custard powder. We live in Spain, for goodness sake... I had to rush home for a glass of vino blanco and a siesta. Sash Harvey, Albir (Alicante)

Business plea WHILE I agree that rogue traders are detrimental to legal shops (Costa Blanca South, Issue 1368), Spain should make operating a business easier. Having opened and tried unsuccessfully to close a business here I can attest to the difficulties, especially if your Spanish is limited and you are given incorrect advice. Tom Hilton, Torrevieja

Please remember Just amazing EVERYBODY has moved to Spain for their own reasons and they should respect the Spanish customs and way of life.

WHAT amazes me about the Nigerian letter scam (Costa del Sol, Issue 1368) is that people still fall for it.

I WOULD like to comment on the article about Vera beaches (Almeria Issue 1365). Whilst I agree the beaches require attention, I do not agree about the need for a promenade on Vera Playa. This area has an abundance of wildlife that inhabits the lagoon and grassed area, and is probably the only beach in this area with this type of natural surroundings. This would disappear if a promenade was to be built! I suggest that the Veraplayazul association walk the existing promenade outside the Zimbali Hotel one evening and try to avoid the cyclists, joggers, roller-skaters, prams and dogs’ mess that is in abundance there. I am sure people would prefer to walk on the natural beach path, free of concrete, less busy and enjoy nature as it was intended. Jim, Vera Playa (Almeria)

Feral cats I HAVE a point to add to Connie’s Pets Corner article on local feral cats (Issue 1368). Feral cats actually provide a service, much as they have since ancient history to man; they keep rat numbers down. When faced with the choice between feral cats and rats, I know which one I would choose. While feral cats that have not be neutered breed a lot, they do not usually live much more than three years and many of the kittens do not survive even that long. Kathryn Carter, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Extra attraction WHILE I am not a golfer, I can see the attraction of buying on a golf course (Issue 1368). You are virtually guaranteed a green view with no chance of a building site sprouting up next to you in the future. There is often a clubhouse nearby which offers social activities, a restaurant, bar and other services. Janet Harrison, Benidorm (Alicante)

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Yet another stupid PC brigade decision

A 40,000 CROWD made up entirely of women and children watched a Turkish league match after sports authorities took the decision to bar men ‘to remind supporters of the beauty and values of football’.

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OTHERS THINK IT number of points. Firstly, and most disturbingly, just who are these people, who appear free to dictate their wishes to a government elected by and answerable to those of us who put them into power? Secondly, we only have the word of this apology for a human as to what his treatment would be were he to be deported to his own country. And, thirdly, who gives a damn? This lump of garbage was part of a plot to cause misery, terror and pain to innocent people in his host country, while he was probably living off the benefits of their generosity. Who cares what happens to him? Who cares if they string him up by his proverbials the minute he steps off the plane? To me that would be justice well served, anyway.

Actually, my second example of political correctness gone mad is even more alarming. It appears that the magazine Nursery World has put forward a number of guidelines aimed at children as young as two. I’ll list a few and you can make up your own mind. Witches, who have traditionally dressed in black since the Wizard of Oz, should now be dressed in different colours, i.e. with pink hats! Children should be given paper other than white to draw on.

Get rid of PC and justice will be served. Crayons should be in flesh coloured tones and teachers prepared to lie and answer ‘black or brown’ when asked as to their favourite colour. Well, I don’t know about you but I have NEVER come across a twoyear-old racist. It is not our innocent offsprings, it is this dangerous PC mob that create the divisions in our society.

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A DOG-EATING carnival in China was banned after public outrage at the way the dogs are slaughtered. It celebrates a victory during the Ming dynasty when dogs were killed so that they could not alert the enemy.

Living dead A TOWN council in central Turkey has built a morgue with a warning system in case dead bodies come back to life. They have equipped it with refrigerators sensitive to movement inside.

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WOULDN’T it be wonderful if just one week would pass without some blood boiling, incomprehensible decision being taken by the PC or ‘uman rights brigade? What happened to all those promises (hah!) from our esteemed leaders to stamp out the often dangerous nonsense issuing from the obscure offices of a race of individuals who reside on a totally different planet from the rest of us? Safe to say this week has been no exception. Yet another toerag has escaped being thrown out of the country because it would breach his human rights. This hate-filled psychopath was jailed for aiding the failed July 21 bombers, who sought to repeat the carnage of July 7. He has now been released after serving just half of his sentence (don’t ask!). Apparently, although the British government is desperate to deport this object back to his native Ethiopia, they have been told they cannot do so because he could face ‘inhumane treatment or punishment’. This decision raises a

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2:20am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 8:35am Match of the Day Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show Andrew Marr talks to key figures from politics, current affairs and the arts. 11:00am Sunday Morning Live Topical debate show that viewers can be a part of, covering the big religious, moral and ethical issues of the day with a mix of religious leaders, commentators and opinion formers. 12:00pm Country Tracks Travel series celebrating the British countryside. 1:00pm The Politics Show The political analysis series with in-depth local stories and regional variations. 2:05pm EastEnders Omnibus

3:25am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service. 7:00am Penelope 7:05am Guess with Jess Jess, the black-and-white cat, and his farmyard friends explore the world around them. 7:15am The Pingu Show 7:30am MotoGP 9:00am Dennis and Gnasher 9:10am Junior MasterChef 9:40am Wingin' It 10:00am Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up 11:00am Something for the Weekend 12:30pm The Great British Bake Off 1:30pm MotoGP 3:00pm Racing from Longchamp

4:05am Rugby World Cup 2011 6:30am Rugby World Cup 2011 9:00am Rugby World Cup 2011 12:00pm ITV News and Weather 12:05pm Dragon Heart: A New Beginning Prince Einon promises to end the violence of his father's reign, but becomes even more of a tyrant. So dragonslayer Bowen calls a truce with the only dragon he hasn't killed, and the pair set out to stop the new king. Fantasy. 2:00pm The X Factor The UK's biggest talent search sees thousands audition for the life-changing prize of a millionpound recording contract and a guaranteed shot at the Christmas Number One.

5:35am Hill Street Blues During his day in station command, Buntz mounts a campaign to confiscate $130,000-worth of illegal drugs. Belker busts a tough kid who bites and runs drugs, Scapizzi pushes Buntz to make time for his interior decorator girlfriend, and Russo and Flaherty bust a disowned snitch. 6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Ironman Wales 8:50am BT and Channel 4 Present... 8:55am One Tree Hill 9:50am Battlefront 10:05am Hollyoaks Omnibus 12:35pm Kasabian 1:10pm T4 Movie Special 1:45pm Cheaper by the Dozen 2 3:45pm The Simpsons

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4:35pm Rugby League 5:30pm James May's Things You Need to Know... 6:00pm The Riba's Best Buildings of 2011 Special 7:00pm How to Win in the Den 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby 10:00pm Fry's Planet Word 11:00pm Match of the Day 2 Highlights and reaction to all of the latest football action.

4:00pm Countrywise In a one-hour special, Paul Heiney and the Countrywise team - including historian Bettany Hughes, botanist Rachel de Thame and chef Mike Robinson - visit Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the setting for the hit period drama. They reveal its fascinating history as well as revealing the real life stories from both upstairs and downstairs. They also take a trip around the magnificent surrounding landscape and unearth the link between Highclere Castle, and the world's most famous Egyptian pharaoh. 5:00pm Downton Abbey Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville lead an all-star cast in Julian Fellowes' major new drama series. Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey will portray the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. 6:15pm Rugby World Cup 2011 Highlights 7:15pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:45pm Holding Out for a Hero 8:45pm The X Factor 10:00pm Downton Abbey 11:15pm That Sunday Night Show 11:45pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news.

4:20pm The Simpsons 4:50pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 4:55pm Best of British 5:55pm Deal or No Deal 6:55pm Channel 4 News 7:25pm 4thought.tv 7:30pm Star Trek 10:00pm Fighting on the Frontline 11:00pm Nowhere Boy British artist Sam Taylor-Wood makes her feature directorial debut with this Film4-funded exploration of John Lennon's early life. The biopic opens in 50s Liverpool, with the teenage Lennon living with his aunt Mimi and uncle George, who have brought him up in lowermiddle-class security since his mother effectively abandoned him at the age of four. However, the kind-but-strict couple's efforts to give him a respectable start in life are fated to unravel. When George suddenly dies, Lennon discovers that his real mother, Julia, lives close by with her husband and kids. Julia, closer to John's age than aunt Mimi and very different in character, introduces her estranged son to the nascent delights of rock 'n' roll and buys him his first guitar, setting him on a path to musical legend via the formation of the Quarrymen.

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Another history altogether WHAT exactly is history? Well, I suppose it’s often what’s seen as truth by the victors of battles fought over centuries. The losing sides, of course, never get the opportunity to write their version of events, having been beaten into submission, and probably enslaved. It’s been said many times that traitors never prosper simply because if the cause favoured by their treachery wins, they are no longer considered traitors. Truth, it seems, suffers much the same historical fate. A British film called ‘The History Boys’ came out a few years ago. It concerned a group of sixth form history students preparing for their entrance interviews for Oxford. They are all fairly middleclass, with one lad, clearly of a lower order, the only exception. When asked “What is history?” this one replies: “Just one damn thing after another,” and this answer, honestly given, gets him through. However, as we all know, life is different, and relying on that sort of response would not normally

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be all that well received. But going back to ‘History’: we are taught that the Ancient Greeks gave us philosophy, science, art, and certain basics of hygiene; but mentioned less frequently are the slaves who, by carrying out all the day-today tedious tasks, gave the great thinkers and artists the time they needed to exercise their intellects. Slaves have played an important role in the development of civilisations over the centuries. They were there in Greece, and in the Roman Empire which gave us much of our modern language and history. They were there even in Britain, where technically speaking, slavery hadn’t existed since feudal times. However, and although this is something history tends to ignore, the industrial expansion of the Victorian era could not

Adolf Hitler (right) meets Francisco Franco have taken place without the 19th-century working classes; slaves in all but name. Historical plays, films, novels and romances are perhaps more popular today than in any past era, and include those involving what is known as ‘alternate history’, where the author looks at how the world might have been changed if,

for instance, Napoleon had been the victor at Waterloo, or if the South had been successful in the American Civil War. If I had the writing ability, my favourite theme would explore a fictional world in which the Republicans had come out on top in the Spanish Civil War.

The Spain of 1940 probably would have had a left-wing government with strong ties to Moscow, whilst Germany, straddling a prostrate France and threatening a weakened Britain, would be standing, with its mighty war machine, on the Spanish-French border. Britain, depending for its very survival upon its merchant shipping, would be under serious threat (as it was in the non-fictional history) by U-boats based on the French Atlantic coast, and at times almost on its knees. If Germany, invading a Spain weakened by three years of civil war, had succeeded in taking Gibraltar, and thus closing the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal, perhaps the entire European continent, and even Russia, might now be under the control of the thousand-year Reich. If the Republican navy (more ‘ifs’) had been used to block the arrival of Franco’s Moroccan reinforcements, the outcome of that war might have been different; another history altogether.


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7:00am Little Robots 7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am Léon 8:45am Pet Squad 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:50am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:30am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:40am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:00am Get Squiggling 11:15am ZingZillas 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm Daily Politics, Conservative Conference 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

4:45am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak Lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifestyle features. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show deals with family and relationship issues, and also takes a look at the everyday conflicts that affect our lives. 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:45am Paralympic European Wheelchair Fencing Championships 6:10am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 6:20am Countdown 7:05am The Treacle People 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am Help! My House is Falling Down 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 2:05pm High Society

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Roary the Racing Car 7:20am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 7:35am Elmo's World 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Music Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:25am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Noddy in Toyland 8:55am Mio Mao 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm LIVE with Gabby 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

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4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 9:00pm Little England Documentary series taking a look at the lives of some of the British expats who have settled in the Dordogne in France - turning it into a region now known locally as 'Dordogneshire'. 9:30pm Coronation Street More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap. 10:00pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood. After retraining he moved to a sleepy Cornish seaside village to become their GP. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Exposure: The Factory

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4:15pm Love's Unfolding Dream Domesticity versus career drama set at the turn of the 20th century. Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween) stars as a young woman determined to become a doctor in the teeth of opposition from conventional small-town American society. When she nurses an elderly socialite back to health, the wealthy woman offers to pay her costs at medical school. But with the arrival of a handsome stranger in town, the would-be doctor is torn between following her ambition and following her heart. Adapted from a novel by Janet Oke. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Celebrity Wish List 9:00pm The Gadget Show Consumer technology show. 10:00pm The Hotel Inspector 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

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El Molino in Santo By EWN Reviewer EL MOLINO is a find! It is hidden away in the quiet and beautiful village of Santo Peter on the road between Taberno and Huercal Overa, but once you have found it, you will want to return again and again. As you walk in through the pretty courtyard you are greeted with a rustic, old Spanish mill transformed into a bar, a comforting sight where the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Only opened in April this year, you can instantly tell the owners have put a lot of thought and effort into their new venture and it has been gratefully received by both the Spanish and English patrons they attract. We head out to the back of the bar and choose our seats in the outdoor seating area, which mercifully is

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IRPORT ‘security’ becomes more bizarre by the day. One is forced to question the sanity and procedures of those charged with imposing passenger and airline safety. To my mind, they are either as thick as a nuclear bunker or eccentric; the travelling public by contrast are a sensible bunch. In a flight of fancy, Guardia Civil officers at Madrid’s Barajas airport charged Panamanian doctor, Juan Rodriguez Lizondro, with carrying clothing impregnated with cocaine. The officers had been attracted by the pong, which the 34-year-old claimed was that of mothballs, used by his doting grandmother. The clothing was aerosol tested and the trial judge decided the

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aerosol couldn’t possibly be wrong. The unfortunate Seventh Adventist; a teetotaller and nonsmoker, was thrown into the calaboose until more accurate tests six months later proved him right. They were indeed mothballs. Aerosols and laboratory testing? We all know what camphor (mothballs) smells like, for goodness sake! When travelling by air, I am far more apprehensive about the mental state of functionaries than I am of potential terrorists.

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e learn that Neanderthals, who once lived in the Torremolinos area, did a spot of fishing there. Carbon dating has placed the revelatory fossils in the Cueva Bajondillo as being 150,000 years old; the oldest in recorded history. Norman Rockwell was perhaps one of the US’s most enduring artists. His speciality was painting small town American life for the Saturday Evening Post.

One wonderful and much celebrated cover depicted a family group of animal skin-clad Neanderthals squatting at a river’s bank. Whilst the crouching primitive was fishing and the offspring played with bones, mother was doing the cooking. Underneath was a picture of a modern family doing exactly the same; the only difference being the clothing and the toys. Maybe we will end up back were we started.

LOCATED just off the Baza – Albox road, near to the traffic lights at Cucador is the home of the quality oak furniture store, El Pinar. Owned and run by Jolyne Van Hassel, a Dutch lady with impeccable English and Spanish, the first impression I have from El Pinar is wow! Established for nearly nine years now, El Pinar specialises in reasonably priced, quality, oak furniture from Holland and this warehouse houses some beautifully made, typically old fashioned Dutch furniture. Make sure you take your time to walk around the massive showroom as there is such a large range of tables, sofas, both leather and material, side tables, coffee tables, sideboards, dressers, TV cabinets, display cabinets, lights, mirrors, writing desks and chairs, the list could go on and on, but the common factor in each and every piece seems to be the quality. Jolyne still has customers returning to her from eight years ago when she began, with those customers recommending her to friends, family and neighbours – a testament to the service received, the prices asked and the quality of the goods. These are pieces of furniture which you will not need to replace, they are pieces which will last a lifetime. Tel 950 104 272

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Friday

• PAWS CHARITY SHOP Mojacar Playa 10.30am - l 1.30pm. Call 627 819 512.

• ROCK N ROLL CLASSES at The Piano Bar: 958 003 392.

• ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET at Casa de Cultura in Vera. Call 950 453 681.

• PAWS CHARITY SHOP Mojacar Playa 10.30am 1.30pm. Call 627 819 512.

• ALMANZORA GROUP OF FRIENDS: Information Centre and Library in Albox 10am – 1pm. Call 636 918 942 or see www.almanzoragof.org • KARATE in Antas: Children 6pm – 7pm; Adults 9pm – 10.30pm. Call 950 453 681.

• ISSYSWEIGH weight loss support group: Call 600 334 318 or email issysweigh@hotmail.co.uk. • SOPHIA WELLNESS CENTRE in Arboleas: Natural Health Food Testing. Call Paula 950 449 451. • ORIENTAL BELLY DANCE in Mojacar. Call 610 472 596.

• CYCLING CLUB: cycle 25kms around Vera and Garrucha area. Call 697 830 756

• SPANISH CLASSES in Albox. Call 639 089 170.

• ZUMBA with Julie Bruce Dancing Academy in Mojacar Playa. Call 950 462 215.

Saturday

• SOPHIA WELLNESS CENTRE in Arboleas: Total Body Workout Class 10am; Quiet the mind with Meditation 4pm. Call Paula 950 449 451. • GENTLE YOGA CLASSES for seniors and the not so able in Mojacar Playa. Call Edna 950 469 399. • FEEL GOOD CLUB ‘Meeting and Weigh In’ in Mojacar Playa: Call Dot 693 486 789. • JULIE BRUCE DANCING ACADEMY Join us for Zumba every Thurs at Los Gallardos Camping 10am to 11am and Arboleas multi-use centre from 3pm to 4pm. Call 950 462 215. • ADULT TAP CLASSES with Anita in Los Gallardos. Call 950 453 681. • RBL MOJACAR meets first and third Thursday of month: Call 950 473 025 or www.britishlegion.org.uk • RBL ZURGENA AND DISTRICT Zurgena and district meets first Thursday of month. Call 690 958 844 or aligard57@hotmail.com

• AUTUMN FAIR in Mojacar next Saturday (October 8): 664 808 998. • PAWS CHARITY SHOP Mojacar Playa 10.30am 1.30pm. Call 627 819 512. • ZUMBA with Julie Bruce Dancing Academy in Los Gallardos: Call 950 462 215. • JULIE BRUCE DANCING ACADEMY Join us for Zumba from 10am to 11am at Dance Studio in Los Gallardos Call 950 462 215

Sunday • LIVE MUSIC Shaun Grew at Bar Montana Bedar in Mojacar this Sunday (October 2) from 2pm. • FAMILY FUN DAY, DOG SHOW AND MARKET next Sunday (October 9) 10am at Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora in Pulpi: 968 482 348. • FAMILY YOGA in Mojacar Pueblo once a month at 11.30am: Call 676 951 352. • SOCIAL RUNNING Hash House Harriers: Second and fourth Sunday of month. Call 627 225 223 or 686 408 834.

Churches

• NEW VICTORY CHURCH meet Sundays 11am on Avda Guillermo Reynar, Huercal Overa, next to Gaudi Cafe.

us for rehearsals for our Christmas shows. Call 950 432 333

Revelation 21:4 God is indeed living, therefore, you have a living guarantee. Be Encouraged - KB

• TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH in Avenida de Almeria meets Sundays 10.30am with other activities during the week. Call Alan Bishop 950 617 549, www.turrechurch.com • MOJACAR – Sundays 11am Church of St Pascual; Albox - last Thursday of month 11am and evensong second Sunday of month 6pm at Community Hall Aljambra; Roquetas - third Thursday of month 11.30am

• BOOT SALE at Mercamundo indoor market in Antas 10am 2pm. Call 666 805 810. www.mercamundo.webs.com . • BOOT SALE in Star Bar Velez Rubio at 10am – 1.30pm second Sunday of month. Call 637 995 344. • ASHLEY’S live entertainment from 4pm until 6pm at Beachcomber Bar Mojacar Playa on September 25, as well as most Sundays during winter and spring. • 4x4 OUTINGS through Almanzora Valley: Third Sunday of month. Call 950 064 594 or 634 347 399. • ALBOX RUGBY CLUB: training begins September 25 at 11am. Call Mike 677 655 049.

Monday • ZUMBA with July Bruce Dancing Acadamy in Vera: Call 950 462 215. • RBL ALBOX Monthly quiz at Bar Lepanto 8.30pm; Keep fit at Sophia’s Gym Arboles 11.30am. Call 950 064 534. • REGENCY POOL LEAGUE in Albox area: Call 968 006 149. • ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET at Casa de Cultura in Vera. Call 950 453 681. • ORIENTAL BELLY DANCE in Arboleas and Vera. Call 610 472 596.

Burty’s Bar; Costacabana - first Saturday of month 12.30pm Community Centre. • THE VOICES OF ALMANZORA in Albox welcome new members to join

• ALBOX COMMUNITY CHURCH Sundays in the Christian Centre 11am. Call 950 064 402 or www.ftk-spain.net <http://www.ftk-spain.net/> . • CHURCH SERVICE. Living Water Church – Mojacar Playa. Hotel Virgen del Mar, Mojacar Playa, Sundays at 10.30am. Call 950 618 814.. • THE ANTAS CHURCH in Jauro village: Second and fourth Sunday of month at 11am. Call 950 092 091 or www.antaschurch.com

Tuesday C O N S U L AT E S British (Alicante) (+34) 965 216 022 British (Malaga) (+34) 952 352 300 German (+34) 914 199 100

EMBASSIES British Embassy German

917 008 200 914 199 100

FIRE BRIGADE Albox Almeria Ejido Turre

950 120 128 950 240 080 950 486 565 617 468 239

GUARDIA CIVIL Albox Almeria Cuevas del Almanzora Carboneras Garrucha Huercal Overa Turre/Mojacar Vera

950 023 200 950 256 122 950 458 094 950 454 082 950 617 079 950 471 112 950 468 222 950 390 027

H O S P I TA L S Huercal Overa Almeria

950 029 000 950 230 602 950 241 455

LOCAL POLICE Mojacar Vera Garrucha Roquetas de Mar

950 472 000 950 390 010 950 460 012 950 320 304

EMERGENCIES Major ermergencies Lesser emergencies Samaritans

061 / 112 112 902 883 535

CHEMISTS Cuevas del Almanzora Garrucha Mojacar Mojacar Playa Turre Vera

950 456 083 950 460 085 950 478 029 950 475 282 950 478 636 950 479 012 950 390 712 950 390 136

• TAIJI QUIGONG in Antas: 8pm - 9pm. Call 950 453 681. • ROCK N ROLL CLASSES at the White Horse: 958 003 392.

• ALMANZORA GROUP OF FRIENDS: Information Centre and Library in Albox 10am – 1pm. Call 636 918 942 or see www.almanzoragof.org • TAIJI without the fluff in Antas: 9.30am - 10.30am. KARATE: Children 6pm – 7pm; Adults 9pm – 10.30pm. Call 950 453 681.

• ORIENTAL BELLY DANCE in Carboneras. Call 610 472 596.

Wednesday • CALANETICS/PILATES at Sophia Wellness Centre: Call Paula 950 449 451. • SYEDPUR FISHING CLUB in Alox: First and third Wednesday of month. 950 120 606.

• ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET at Casa de Cultura in Vera. Call 950 453 681.

• RBL Albox CEROC DANCING CLASS: 630 562 618.

• RBL Roquetas meet first Tuesday of month 3pm in WdaWake Bar.

• WARRIOR WELLNESS in Antas: 9.30am – 10.30am: 950 453 681.

• ZUMBA with Julie Bruce Dancing Academy in Los Gallardos: Call 950 462 215.

• ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE BALLET at Casa de Cultura in Vera. Call 950 453 681.

• PAWS Cats: BOOK SALE at Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojacar Playa 11am – 1pm second Tuesday of month. CHARITY SHOP Mojacar Playa 10.30am to 1.30pm. Call 627 819 512. • YOGA CLASSES at Sophia Wellness Centre in Arboleas: Call Paula 950 449 451.

• MOJACAR BRIDGE CLUB 950 437 100.

• PAWS CHARITY SHOP Mojacar Playa 10.30am 1.30pm. Call 627 819 512. (Thu, Fri, Sat) • ROCK N ROLL CLASSES at Bar Rumores: 958 003 392. • SOCIAL CLUB in Mojacar: 610 003 784.

• PAWS BOOK SALE From 11am until 1pm at BEACHCOMBER restaurant, Mojácar Playa – every second Tuesday of the month, All proceeds to PAWS.

Others

• BRITISH LEGION IN ROQUETAS meet first Tuesday of the month at 3pm in WdaWake Bar.

• APSA Animal Charity in Almanzora Velly need dog beds, old bedding and blankets. www.apsa.org.es

• BOAT MODEL BUILDING GROUP in Los Alcazares: 968 170 870 or davidlees66@hotmail.com.


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Surviving retirement on the Costa del Sol

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Some legal matters need your attention. That's not really what you want at this time of the year. A decision has to be made and it needs a fine balance. Asking others may just confuse matters, so only seek expert advice. At the end of the day, you will know what is both best and acceptable.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) A last-minute invitation turns out to be just the ticket in more ways than one. An invitation to join a holiday may be proffered. This is unusual, certainly, but keep an open mind. Your company is clearly well appreciated so why not make that a point of pride? Let's face it, who is best equipped to blow your trumpet?

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Someone you mistrust offers to add to your celebrations. Why not call a truce? We both know that little long term will come out of it, but who cares? Sometimes, it is better to share one good moment with someone than none at all.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) As you are very much in the limelight,

FILMS amongst others, Pat, newly widowed and looking for companionship, know-all Mick (known as ‘Mr Wikipedia’) and his nemesis Malcolm, and Julie who is desperate to

integrate into Spanish life. Not to mention the mysterious Trish. Covering the rain, the heat, the World Cup, volunteering in a hospice shop, Spanish lessons and quiz nights, Not Joined Up covers the full spectrum of the

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British abroad. Funny, detailed, and at times, poignant, Carole Hart paints a colourful picture of life on the Costa, that sheds new light on the realities of the Spanish dream. Available as Kindle Download (from Amazon.com) Other books by Carole Hart available from the same sources: Leaving England, an autobiographical tale of running a small B&B whilst discovering Cornwall, its traditions and its people.

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Born October 2, 1951, Sting is an English musician. When he was small, his ʻbest friendʼ was an old Spanish guitar with five rusty strings which had been left behind by an uncle who had emigrated to Canada. He worked as a bus conductor, a construction labourer, and a tax officer, while playing in bands in his free time.

it comes as no great surprise that admiration comes your way. What may surprise you, however, is the direction it comes from. Who would have thought that such a situation would arise? Strange things happen sometimes. Treat life with humour and kindness and you will not go far wrong.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) There is a wonderful enthusiasm about you at the moment. Seeing the reaction of others to you, it occurs that you should have taken this attitude before. Therefore, make a resolution to put more energy into everything

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:

Asking too much of yourself is unrealistic. You need to pace yourself and make plans.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

that you do. The rewards are both social and financial. There is no great progress in love this week but patience is a virtue.

Being totally inspired this week, you could be tempted to let enthusiasm run away with you. It is a lovely feeling, like being a child again. Be sure to have fun, but do keep as much money in your pocket as possible. With many demands at the moment, restrict your exuberance on finances.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Something new which you started in recent weeks becomes more than a passing interest. Although it may be surprising to you, it is owing to a predictable situation. In opening your mind, you also seem to have opened your heart. Many people do that at this time of the year and so you are not alone. Trusting is sometimes difficult but it must happen sometime.

SU DOKU

REST OF THE WEEK Alicante TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 26C, MIN 18C Fri -26 18 S Mon - 27 17 S Sat -26 18 S Tues - 27 17 S Sun - 26 17 S Wed - 27 18 S

Almeria TODAY: SUN, Fri - 26 19 S Sat - 24 18 S Sun - 24 18 S

MAX 26C, MIN 19C Mon - 24 18 S Tues - 24 18 S Wed - 23 18 S

Barcelona TODAY: SUN Fri - 26 16 S Sat -25 16 S Sun - 25 16 S

MAX 26 MIN 16C Mon - 24 18 S Tues - 24 18 Cl Wed - 24 18 Sh

Benidorm TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 26C, MIN 18C Fri - 27 18 S Mon -27 17 S Sat -26 18 S Tues - 27 17 S Sun - 27 17 S Wed - 28 18 S

Madrid TODAY: SUN, MAX 29C, MIN 10C Fri - 27 10 S Mon - 27 11 S Sat -28 10 S Tues - 27 11 S Sun - 27 11 S Wed - 25 11 Sh

Malaga TODAY: SUN, Fri - 26 19 S Sat -26 19 S Sun - 25 18 S

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

Mallorca

With everyone busy round you, the chance may be taken to show what you are capable of. Instead of watching someone make a pig's ear of a work project, offer to help. It's important, though, to let them think any bright ideas were theirs.

MAX 26C, MIN 19C Mon - 25 18 S Tues - 26 18 S Wed - 26 18 S

TODAY: SUN, MAX 27C, MIN 15C Fri - 27 15 F Mon - 27 15 S Sat -26 15 F Tues - 27 15 S Sun -27 15 S Wed - 27 15 S

Murcia TODAY: SUN, MAX 27C, MIN 17C Fri - 27 16 S Mon - 27 16 S Sat -27 16 S Tues - 28 16 S Sun -27 16 S Wed - 28 15 S S Sun,

LEO (July 24 - August 23)

C Cloud, Sn Snow,

A business partnership takes on a romantic tinge this week. It is possible that the other party sees this as more significant than you. To avoid problems later it would be best to let them do all the running.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Your outgoing attitude is spot on. Some may say you are a little crazy, the way you go for things. Each person has their own way and yours can be quite unique but that certainly does not make it wrong. People who make the world around us that little bit more colourful are gems. Let's hope that you will be more fully appreciated in this exciting week.

27 - 15

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There will be a certain amount of discussion regarding holiday plans. You know what you want but how do you persuade others? It's quite easy really. All you have to do is to get someone else to suggest a certain place.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23)

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26 - 19

26 - 19

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

You are so sharp that there is a danger you will cut yourself! Seriously, though, try not to appear pompous over a certain matter. You may be right and you may be clever, but smarty pants are rarely popular. Some of that sharpness gets things going for you in the love department.

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

26 - 18

Alicante Murcia

27 - 17

Cl Clear,

Fog,

Sh Showers, Th Thunder

Funagram 1.Unscramble the name of a Major League Baseball team: INTRINSIC DANCE 2.Unscramble the name of a famous singing duo: OLD MAN SANG FUNKIER

FUNAGRAM SOLUTION 1.CINCINNATI REDS 2.SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

‘Not Joined Up’ is a novel set in the little seaside town of Orilla del Mar, in the Eastern Costa del Sol. It tells of the interwoven lives of a mixed bunch of British ex-pats as they struggle with the many bewildering aspects of living in Spain. We meet Brian and Lynne who have taken over the El Marinero bar where the regulars are only too happy to initiate them into the lifestyle. Their customers include,

26 - 18

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LOTTERY UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

UK THUNDERBALL

IRISH LOTTO

EURO MILLIONS

LA PRIMITIVA

EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA

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Saturday September 24

Saturday September 24

Friday September 23

Saturday September 24

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CRYPTIC Across 1 Arrests singer Stevie (5) 4 Arranged loans for the beauty parlour (5) 8 Retire mid-afternoon, unruly soldier (7) 9 Wounded in Stirling or Edinburgh (5) 10 Sounds like thereʼs plenty of paper for the church group (5) 11 Pilots travelling South must carry hand guns (7) 12 Stand in the middle of Bourbon city outskirts (6) 14 Fruit for disoriented nomads (6) 18 Sadly I belong to the worthless (7) 20 Cathyʼs new boat (5) 22 False statement admitted by an incomer (5) 23 Tramp on the dock, itʼs rougher (7) 24 Made off with a scarf (5) 25 False report from womenʼs lib election (5) Down 1 Becomes aware of a new section (7) 2 Madagascar goatherd carries a load (5) 3 Romeo, Romeo! I rest awkwardly without troublemaker (7) 4 Fights for leftovers (6) 5 African cityʼs exceptional goals (5) 6 Anxious, I left funny souvenir (7) 7 Fateful day with teams heading off (4)

13 Criminals appear in nightclub and itʼs mayhem (7) 15 Poor babyʼs malnourished inside (7) 16 Unspoilt old city in South African region (7) 17 Weak coffee blend is found here (6) 18 Islamic leader governed country (4) 19 Old groaner has nothing but lotto (5) 21 Scale the end of rheumatic arm or leg (5)

Across 1 Maybe (7) 5 Cut (5) 8 File (7) 9 Gains by labour (5) 10 Additional (5) 11 Hoping for (7) 12 Broken into pieces (6) 14 Hateful (6) 17 Hair cleansing agent (7) 19 Fourth month (5) 22 Expel (5) 23 Devalue (7) 24 Sweet yellow liquid (5) 25 Remainder (7)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 9 represents M and 14 represents K, so fill in M every time the figure 9 appears and K every time the figure 14 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.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Stopgap, 5 Cried, 8 Entraps, 9 Remit,

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

10 Knows, 11 Lesotho, 12 Steady, 14 Preset, 17 Artisan, 19 Crepe, 22 Sober, 23 Tonsure, 24 Ahead, 25 Dessert.

QUICK

Down: 1 Sleek, 2 Outdo,

Down 1 Chaplain (5) 2 Adjust again (5) 3 Stir violently (7) 4 Write illegibly (6) 5 Paces (5) 6 Dizziness (7) 7 Stands down (7) 12 Beg (7) 13 Stopping-place (7) 15 Underwear (7) 16 Agree (6) 18 Minor (5) 20 Swift (5) 21 Thrust (5)

3 Grassed, 4 Pestle, 5 Cures, 6 Inmates, 7 Detroit, 12 Swansea, 13 Eatable, 15 Recants,

H ex a g r a m 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 (CHASED) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

16 United, 18 Shred, 20 Etude, 21 Exert.

QUICK - Across: 1 Boss, 3 Saucepan, 9 Servant, 10 Adept, 11 Badge, 12 Cornet, 14 Desire, 16 Scheme, 19 Native, 21 Needs, 24 Agile, 25 Explain, 26 Fearless, 27 Heal. Down: 1 Busybody, 5 Chair, 6 Precede,

1 Kissed, 2 Tested, 3 Absent, 4 Settee, 5 Beards, 6 Melted, 7 Stress, 8 Cereal, 9 Messes, 10 Earned, 11 Pieces, 12 Dreams, 13 Engine, 14 Sealed, 15 Reined, 16 Denied, 17 Sledge, 18, Ranges, 19 Eating

20 Ideal, 22 Evade, 23 Calf.

Quote NO NO U = §§ U

"Not everything that can be counted counts,

and not everything that

counts can be counted." Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity.

7-star quiz NAMESAKES 1. How many months of the year are named after real people? 2. Also known as a ‘double-magnum’, which over-large Champagne bottle, approximately equivalent to six normal-sized ones, is named after the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin? 3. Which Womble was named after the chief town of the Hebridean island of Mull? 4. What type of coffee is named after a brotherhood of monks, as it is said

that the drink’s froth resembles the monk’s white hood? 5. Named after its pilot’s mother, what was the name of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? 6. Which famous food spread is named after a covered earthenware or metal cooking pot? 7. Which soft-nosed expanding bullet is named after an arsenal near Calcutta where it was first made?

1. TWO - July and August (Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus), 2. JEROBOAM, 3. TOBERMORY, 4. CAPPUCCINO, 5. ENOLA GAY, 6. MARMITE, 7. DUM-DUM.

17 Canopy, 18 Defers,

Nonagram

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

13 Personal, 15 Stamina,

TILF

Adverb Brooms CHASED(10) Enters Fierce Floats Gentle Misses Months Netted Notice Parted Recent Solved Survey Taught Things Turned Yelled

2 Shred, 4 Attack, 7 Note, 8 Career,

Play on Words

57

Target: Average: 10 Good: 13 Very good: 19 Excellent: 25

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

bake, bane, bank, bare, bark, barn, beak, bean, bear, berk, bier, bike, bier, brae, bran, kern, verb, vibe, bairn, baker, barer, barre, biker, brain, brake, brave, break, briar, brier, brine, brink, banker, barker, barren, braver, RIVERBANK

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

Answers: Half baked; Lift out of order; To know you is to love you


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5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak Lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifestyle features. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women The Loose Ladies share the latest news and views from the day's papers, and cover a bushel of gripes and gossip, too. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them? Take money on the spot from a dealer - or if you think the item's worth more, turn the dealer down and choose to sell at auction instead.

5:55am Cookery School 6:50am Wat's Pig 7:05am Sali Mali 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am Help! My House is Falling Down 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 1:40pm Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 1:45pm The Cassandra Crossing

6:10am Wildlife SOS 6:35am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Roary the Racing Car 7:20am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 7:35am Elmo's World 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Little Princess 8:10am The Mr. Men Show 8:30am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm LIVE with Gabby 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

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4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads General knowledge quiz in which teams from all over the UK battle to beat the formidable 'Eggheads', who have all been winners on other quiz shows. 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two All the latest news and gossip from behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing. 8:00pm Dragons' Den Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to multimillionaires. 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off 10:00pm Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels The Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. Now they are riding to the rescue of one of our great national culinary treasures - Meals on Wheels. 11:00pm Later Live... with Jools Holland British music show hosted by Jules Holland, usually featuring a mix of both new and established bands and solo performers. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Mayday Mayday Documentary series following the work of RNLI volunteers. 9:00pm Missing Millions 10:00pm 71 Degrees North 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm DCI Banks Detective drama series based on the novels by Peter Robinson.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Gok's Clothes Roadshow 10:00pm Mary Queen of Frocks 11:00pm Shameless Aidan's bad behaviour has landed him in court, but it's Patty who'll decide the outcome. Threats are made, but money is tight and Frank knows Aidan's worth too much to lose, problem is, Aidan knows it too. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and Aidan fears that he has delivered a near-fatal portion before returning to his real home. Will he be welcomed with open arms? Cilla's abduction forces Mimi to face her past, and her family. The Maguires aren't surprised by Mimi's news, and won't take her wishes lying down, but Mimi reasserts herself as head of the family. New flatmates Marty and Mickey are becoming intimate in more ways than one, and Mickey helps Marty do up the flat in time for his special guests.

4:15pm Murder in Greenwich 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Dex witnesses Sid comforting Jody after Indi rejects her. With the baby's first medical checkup imminent, Miles makes a life-changing decision and lays VJ's concerns to rest. Romeo puts Indi's problems before Alf's and fails to turn up to support him at the council meeting to discuss his mooring. 7:25pm OK! TV Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson present a lively mix of celebrity gossip, big name interviews and features from the worlds of fame, music and fashion. 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Real Food Family Cook Off The search is on for the country's best home cooks. 9:00pm Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen New makeover show featuring award-winning interior designer Kelly Hoppen. 10:00pm CSI: Miami Crime drama. The team recreate a crime scene that has been washed away. 11:00pm Big Brother

12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby 1:50am Damages 2:35am BBC News 5:00am Poets in Person 5:30am The Power of Poetry

12:35am Billy Connolly's Route 66 Series in which Billy Connolly travels the world's most famous highway - Route 66. 1:30am The Zone Our hosts guide you through The Zone, ITV1's new place to shop and play. 3:35am Crossing Jordan 4:20am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am True Blood The third series of True Blood continues. 1:25am Pokerstars.Co.UK UK and Ireland Poker Tour 2:20am Sailing 2:45am FIM Superbike World Championship 2011 3:15am Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 3:40am KOTV Boxing Weekly 4:05am FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour 5:00am Ironman Wales 5:50am Iau Trail World Championships

12:00am Swept Away 1:40am Comedy Kings 2:05am Super Casino 5:00am County Secrets 5:05am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:30am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:55am Rough Guide to Cities

4:00pm BBC News and Weather 4:01pm Regional News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:20pm The Owl 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Hotel Trubble 5:30pm Blue Peter 5:45pm Shaun the Sheep 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm The Body Farm 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm Transplant

12:35am Alex: A Life Fast Forward Alex was first diagnosed with bone cancer shortly before his 18th birthday. 1:35am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:40am Monty Halls' Great Irish Escape 2:40am Village SOS 3:40am Antiques Road Trip 4:25am Windfarm Wars 5:25am BBC News

BBC3 5:10am The Fades 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Young Voters' Question Time 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Wilfred 11:55pm Family Guy 12:17am Family Guy 12:40am American Dad 1:02am American Dad 1:25am Don't Tell the Bride 2:20am Young Soldiers 3:20am Wilfred 3:40am The Truth About Child Brides 4:40am Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 5:40am Underage and Pregnant

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Hidden Paintings South East. 9:00pm Britain's Best Drives 9:30pm Regimental Stories 10:00pm Cruise of the Gods 11:30pm Mark Lawson Talks to... 12:30am Britain's Best Drives 1:00am Regimental Stories 1:30am Eyes Wide Open 3:05am Cruise of the Gods 4:35am Hidden Paintings 5:05am Regimental Stories

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Satellite channels SKY1 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA 6:10am Top Design 7:00am Oops TV 7:30am Oops TV 8:00am So You Think You're Safe? 9:00am Stargate SG1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Body Language Secrets: How to Get What You Want 2:00pm Luton Airport 2:30pm Luton Airport 3:00pm Emergency with Angela Griffin 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Road Wars 7:00pm A League of Their Own 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Road Wars The Thames Valley Police provide a fascinating insight into car crime and its prevention. 10:00pm Inside Gatwick 11:00pm Flightplan Horror abounds in this tense thriller. 12:55am 35mm 1:25am Road Wars The Thames Valley Police provide a fascinating insight into car crime and its prevention. 1:55am Road Wars The Thames Valley Police provide a fascinating insight into car crime and its prevention. 2:50am Night Cops 3:40am The Dresden Files 4:30am The Dresden Files 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:30am Police Academy 3: Back in Training

7:00am Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 8:40am The Pink Panther Strikes Again 10:30am Blonde Ambition 12:05pm Solitary Man 1:45pm Orange County 3:25pm The Informant! 5:15pm The Pink Panther Strikes Again 7:15pm The Invention of Lying 9:00pm Four Christmases 10:45pm Killers 12:35am The Joneses 2:20am Elektra Luxx 4:05am Driving Aphrodite 5:45am Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am Extraordinary Measures 7:10am Forever Strong 9:00am Turn the Beat Around 10:30am My Sister's Keeper 12:20pm The Horse Whisperer 3:10pm Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 5:25pm My Sister's Keeper 7:15pm The Greatest 9:00pm Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 11:15pm Pretty Baby In 1917, 12-year-old Violet lives with her prostitute mother in a New Orleans brothel. 1:05am The Day of the Locust 3:35am The Greatest 5:30am Turn the Beat Around

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:35am Alice in Wonderland 7:30am The Line 9:10am The Matrix Reloaded 11:30am Prince of

Persia: The Sands of Time 1:30pm Enemy of the State 3:45pm Terminator Salvation 5:45pm Mercury Rising 7:45pm Enemy of the State 10:00pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 12:00am Terminator Salvation 2:00am The Matrix Reloaded 4:20am The Gift

TCM 6:00am Off Set 6:35am The Screening Room 7:05am Singin' in the Rain 9:05am The High Chaparral 10:10am Gunsmoke 11:20am Blue Hawaii 1:30pm The High Chaparral 2:35pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison star in this elegant screen adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's classic Broadway play in which a misogynistic professor agrees to a wager in which he must transform an unrefined Cockney flower girl into a convincing member of Victorian high society. 7:30pm Murder is Easy A mathematician (Bill Bixby) travels to a small village believing recent deaths were not accidents but the work of a serial murderer. 10:00pm Magnum Force Clint Eastwood makes a second outing in the role that established him as one of Hollywood's top stars. 12:25am Bird 3:50am Teleshopping


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12:20am Bandits 2:20am Weatherview 2:25am See Hear 2:55am Watchdog 3:55am Bang Goes the Theory 4:25am Country Tracks 5:20am BBC News

BBC3 5:40am Underage and Pregnant 8:00pm The World's Strictest Parents 9:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 10:00pm The Fades 11:00pm Mobos Live 2011 1:00am Family Guy 1:22am Family Guy 1:45am American Dad 2:07am American Dad 2:30am The Fades 3:25am Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 4:25am Bizarre ER 4:55am Bizarre ER 5:25am The World's Strictest Parents

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7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am Pet Squad 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:25am Chuggington 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The Pink Panther Show 1:00pm Daily Politics, Conservative Conference 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:00pm Daily Politics Conference Special

4:20am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip Antiques experts David Harper and James Lewis drive from Belfast to Kendal in their search for antiques. On the way, they stumple upon the most remote antiques dealers they can find. After making some good profits at their first auction, they're keen to trade up. James makes some risky big purchases, while David plays it cautious, spending little. Which strategy will pay off at auction? 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 8:00pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 9:00pm All Roads Lead Home 10:00pm How to Win in the Den 11:00pm Rab C. Nesbitt Sitcom about Rab, a dirty, lazy, alcoholic, sexist, womanising, but ultimately lovable Glaswegian slob. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:50pm Party Political Broadcast by the Conservative Party 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 9:00pm The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards 2011 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Cops with Cameras

12:20am Today at the Conference Political update. 12:50am Toughest Place to be a... 1:50am Damages Acclaimed American legal drama. 2:35am BBC News 5:00am Writer's Block

12:35am Ladette to Lady Series following ten notorious ladettes at an old-fashioned ladies' finishing school. 1:30am The Zone Our hosts guide you through The Zone, ITV1's new place to shop and play. 3:35am Columbo 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Frost on Satire 9:30pm Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea Actor Timothy Spall and his wife Shane sail around the coast. 10:00pm Wide Sargasso Sea 11:25pm The Real Jane Austen 12:20am Inspector Montalbano 1:55am Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea 2:25am Wide Sargasso Sea 3:50am The Real Jane Austen

5:50am Iau Trail World Championships 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am Help! My House is Falling Down 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 2:00pm The Last Command

6:10am HouseBusters 6:35am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am Roary the Racing Car 7:20am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 7:35am Elmo's World 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Music Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:25am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Noddy in Toyland 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:35am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm LIVE with Gabby 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Miami

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm Fresh Meat The new comedy drama about the hilarious, and often painful, truths of being a student. In episode three, Oregon and Prof Shales's flirtation reaches bizarre new levels when he pays her to clean his oven. Enticed by Ruth the alluring drama queen, Kingsley rashly switches courses to drama. 11:55pm Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand, showcasing specially commissioned threeminute films chosen for their bold and original expressions of creativity. The diverse films come from both established artists and emerging talent, with content including, but not restricted to, spoken word, dance, animation, video art and music.

4:15pm Raising Waylon 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Ultimate Emergency Bikers Documentary series following the work of emergency bike crews. 10:00pm Law and Order: Criminal Intent 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

12:05am Shameless Aidan's bad behaviour has landed him in court, but it's Patty who'll decide the outcome. 1:10am On Track with Seat 1:40am The Album Chart Show Spotlight A round-up of this week's hottest releases featuring all the latest videos and performances. 1:55am Better Things 3:30am Accidentally on Purpose 3:55am The Million Pound Note 5:25am Countdown

12:00am Impossible 1:00am The Big Game: Pokerstars The Big Game is a high-stakes cash game with a twist. 1:50am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am County Secrets 5:10am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:35am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:55am Rough Guide to Eco Escapes

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SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:45am Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 7:15am Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 8:45am Revenge of the Pink Panther

10:25am Motherhood 12:00pm She's Out of My League 1:45pm Stuck on You 3:45pm Barbershop 5:35pm Revenge of the Pink Panther 7:15pm Death at a Funeral 9:00pm She's Out of My League 10:45pm Stuck on You Bob and Walt are inseparable - they're conjoined twins. 12:45am Death at a Funeral 2:30am Vampire in Brooklyn 4:15am Revenge of the Nerds 5:50am Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:30am Turn the Beat Around 7:10am Miracle in the Woods 8:55am The Bounty Hunter 10:50am The Scouting Book for Boys 12:30pm Gospel Hill 2:15pm Children of a Lesser God 4:20pm Eat Pray Love 6:40pm Invictus 9:00pm Eat Pray Love An unhappy New York writer sets off on an aroundthe- world trip to rediscover her passion for life. 11:20pm The Bounty Hunter After a minor traffic accident, journalist Nicole jumps bail to follow up a lead. 1:15am Couples Retreat 3:10am Last Will 5:00am The Top Ten Show 2011 5:15am Miracle in the Woods

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:20am The Gift 6:20am Angel Flight Down 8:10am Damage 10:00am The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 12:05pm Days of Thunder 2:05pm Iron Man 2 4:15pm From Paris with Love 5:50pm The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 8:00pm Days of Thunder Cole Trickle is an ambitious young NASCAR racer determined to prove himself. 10:00pm Iron Man 2 12:10am From Paris with Love John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the CIA agents out to stop a terrorist attack in Paris. 1:50am The Killing Machine 3:25am Command Performance 5:15am Titan A.E.

TCM 6:00am The Screening Room 6:25am The Screening Room 6:50am It Happened in Brooklyn 8:55am The High Chaparral 10:00am Gunsmoke 11:10am Murder is Easy 1:30pm The High Chaparral 2:35pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm A Star is Born 7:40pm The Buccaneer 10:00pm The Dead Pool 12:00am The Pillars of the Earth 2:20am Prime Cut 3:50am Teleshopping


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My story Living with emetophobia By Caroline Dowdall, Mojacar EWN EXCLUSIVE For me, and probably for countless other female sufferers, the most profoundly traumatic effect was the impact my phobia had on me during pregnancy, which in its early stages is a period almost defined by nausea and vomiting. Then came the fear that my children might get bugs that would cause them to vomit. And, of course, they

Famous people with emetophobia

IVING with any kind of phobia must be, at best, inconvenient, and no doubt can become a living hell. It depends what you’re phobic about: if it’s something that’s easy to avoid, like heights, it’s not likely to cause too much difficulty. On the other hand, if the object of your phobia is something that is an inescapable part of everyday existence, it must make life difficult to bear. One well-known example is agoraphobia, a fear of being in places where there is a chance of having a panic attack. Less well-known, but apparently very common, is emetophobia, which is narrowly defined as a fear of vomiting, but usually includes the additional fear of seeing other people vomiting, and also extends to a general fear of feeling nauseous. Generally, the effect on the life of an emetophobe is that he or she lives a life dictated by a constant programme of trying to avoid becoming nauseous or being exposed to people who are.

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Cameron Diaz did, leading to anxiety and compulsive preventative and curative behaviour. This has made me feel that I didn’t adequately perform

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my duties as a mother, despite being so evidently devoted to that role. Aside from my children, there were many other

strands of life that this phobia affected. For instance, I am still troubled by guilt that I didn’t adequately support friends who were ill

because of a fear of them vomiting in my presence. More trivially, there was fear of travel sickness, which was so bad I avoided travelling by plane for 30 years. I am now a grandmother to three beautiful children; I live in Southern Spain and my dearest wish is to be able to have them come and visit me for holidays. My story is a compelling account of life with a near-debilitating fear and how I managed to keep it a secret for 46 years. But, through my own shame and with the love and understanding of my third husband, I have almost managed to overcome it. I am fully aware now that I am not alone and through a lot of research I am astounded at how many emetophobes there are throughout the world.

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How to make a website mobile-phone friendly CONTINUING on from last week’s article about the emerging mobile device market here are a couple of things you can do to make sure your site is mobile friendly. If your business relies on the internet to generate revenue, then it is critical that you make adjustments to your website to accommodate mobile customers. A lot of people don’t realise that iPads and iPhones will not play Flash video without a special application that you need to download. This also applies to Flash based websites. If you have a lot of videos on

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Juxtaposition is the winner By Richard Shanley OPPOSITES attract and that’s official! This statement was proved last weekend on Vera Playa when The Blues Brothers played in a joint collaboration between Frankie’s Bar and El Balconcito and Nothing Like The Original played their final ever gig (Graham, lead guitarist and singer, is moving to France) at the Blue Parrot some 150 metres away. Originally an oversight by the three bars as they never want to compete against each other, the evening proved this theory a fallacy. All three venues were packed to the gunnels. The Beachcomber and Irish Rover in Mojacar have adopted a similar policy of not hosting events on the same night

Blues Brothers tribute. which judging by this weekend’s events on Vera Playa may have to be rethought. One thing that the economic crisis has shown us is that we have to all work together as borne out by the increase in membership of ACEM, the Mojacar Business Association. Gone are the days when businesses could open their doors, take money and put their fingers up to the opposition. If we want the area to thrive, joint enterprise, shared ideas and collaboration are the order of the day.

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OOTBALL – Peter Crouch scored for his sixth different Premiership club as Stoke held leaders Manchester United to a 1-1 draw (‘Long legs’ is the sixth player to achieve this feat – I will list the other five next week) at the weekend... Fernando Torres was sent off for the first time ever after netting for Chelsea who beat Swansea 4-1... Manchester City saw off Swansea 3-0... Robin Van Persie grabbed his 100th ‘PL’ goal for Arsenal who defeated Bolton 3-0... Demba Ba hit a hat-trick as unbeaten Newcastle clipped Blackburn 3-1... Steven Gerrard returned to League action after six months as Liverpool checked Wolves 2-1... Spurs won 2-1 at Wigan (just)... it was Norwich 2 Sunderland 1... And the QPR-Aston Villa and WBAFulham games ended level. There were important wins for West Ham, Derby, Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest in the Championship, for in-form Hartlepool, Notts County, PNE, Sheffield Wednesday and leaders Charlton in League One and for AF Wimbledon, Gillingham and bottom club Plymouth in League

Fernando Torres was sent off in the Swansea clash. Two, which is still headed by Morecambe. Meanwhile, Rangers, sensationally knocked out of the League Cup by Falkirk, hit back with a 4-0 win at Dunfermline to stay top of the SPL. And, here in Spain, Lionel Messi’s hat-trick helped Barcelona whip Atletico Madrid 5-0. Here we go again! In the League Cup 4th round, it’s AldershotManchester United, Arsenal-Bolton, BlackburnNewcastle, CardiffBurnley, Crystal PalaceSouthampton, EvertonChelsea, Stoke-Liverpool and Wolves-Manchester City.

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UGBY WORLD CUP – Ireland, by thumping Russia 62-12, qualified for the quarter-finals. They’ll be joined by England who walloped Romania 67-3 with hat-tricks from Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton,

DID YOU KNOW? On Saturday, the great Duncan Edwards would have been 75. Dudleyborn, he made 177 appearances for Manchester United, gained 18 England caps and was only 21 when he died from injuries suffered in the Munich air crash in 1958. and Wales, for whom Stephen Jones won a record 101st cap in their

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OTOR RACING – Sebastian Vettel won last Sunday’s Singapore’s day-night Grand Prix from Jensen Button by just 2.637 seconds after under two hours racing. A point for the German in Japan on Sunday week will see him become the first man to claim back-to-back driver’s championships since Fernando Alonso (2005/06). Singapore

PORTS EXTRA Cyclist Mark Cavendish was crowned World Road Race champion on Sunday, the first Brit to win the title since Tommy Simpson in 1965... Also on Sunday, Europe’s female golfers beat the USA 15-13 to win the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003... American golfer Bill Haas banked a world record $10m (£7.4m) by winning the FedEx Cup in Atlanta... Former horseracing trainer Michael Jarvis has died aged 73...

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Marina Members Club Monday Sept. 19. Stableford Competition: 1st Jim Budd 37 points; 2nd Frank Varey 36 points; 3rd Peter Edwards 36 points. Thursday Sept. 22. The competition, a Texas Scramble played in teams of four, was organised by Tony King. 1st. Gordon Ross, Val Ross, Peter Edwards, Tony King gross 66, net 57.7 2nd. Jim Budd, Geoff Owen, Margaret Budd, Linda King gross 69, net 60.8. Jim 950 162 727

Media Golf Society result of greensomes MEDIA GOLF SOCIETY On Friday 24 members played a greensomes. Following the round we retired to Triana where 36 members and guests enjoyed a menu del dia followed by live music and much ‘booze’ being consumed. The overall winner’s prize was presented by Guillermo and his daughter Triana, together with the Captain of Media GS. Overall winners: Susie Roberts and Mick Coulson – 41 points (count back went to the

last hole). 2nd Place: Roger Goff and Alan Redman – 41 points 3rd Place: Brendan Cullen and John Sunstrum – 35 points (count back - back 9). Nearest the Pin – Hole 2: Roger Goff; Hole 6: Dennis Chalk; Hole 12: Geoff Bridgman; Hole 14: Roger Goff. Straightest Drive – Men: George Manus; Ladies: Sandra Bain and Carol Henshaw – both balls were resting on the rope and could not be separated.

BOXERS GOLF SOCIETY

Some of the winners and their respective prizes. BOXERS Golf Society held its annual Captain’s Presentation Dinner in La Parilla restaurant Albox on Saturday. It was attended by over 60 members and guests and was the culmination of a busy year for the

captain Tony Hammond, which closed with his very successful Captain’s Day Stapleford Competition earlier in the week. This was held at Hacienda del Alamo golf course near Murcia on Wednesday 21.

Captain’s Day competition results. Division 1 winner Steve Gilmore 39pts. Division 2 Winner Tony Hammond 41pts. The Captain’s Day raffle collected more than €500 for charity CARITAS.

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Costa de Almeria 29 September - 5 October 2011 Issue 1369  

News in English from the Costa de Almeria region.

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