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12 - 18 JULY 2012

Historical site hopes for Altea Old Town By Paul Deed THE Committee for Culture (CVC) of the Valencian Government has issued a favourable report on the potential upgrading of Altea Old Town as a Site of Historical Interest. Punset Carolina, responsible for urban planning, explained that such approval is the ‘ultimate administrative process’ to get this kind of protection for the old town. Its status as such could be confirmed after the summer, opening the way for additional legal (planning) protection for the area, as well as


3 pedestrians hit by cars THREE pedestrians were injured by two different vehicles in Alcoy. Two women were hit by a car and around seven hours later a man was hit at an intersection .

Alcoy girl dies A 20-YEAR-OLD woman died in a Valencia hospital after a car accident left her in a coma for two weeks. Her funeral was held in Alcoy.

STATUS: The old town could be declared a Site of Historical Interest after the summer.

regional funding funds to help improve, maintain and renovate its

architectural character. It is hoped such newfound status would

significantly help to increase tourism, as happened with Guadalest.

Unemployment down in Calpe CALPE Mayor Cesar Sanchez has announced that unemployment has fallen to the second lowest level in the Marina Alta region, just behind Denia. He says that this is wonderful news and a great boost for the town where for the second consecutive month more jobs have been created in the holiday sector, such as hotels, bars, shops and restaurants.


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New museum, ancient rituals in Villajoyosa


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VILLAJOYOSA celebrated its new museum, known locally as Vilamuseu, by inviting Cultural Councillor Lola Johnson to lay the building’s first stone. Mayor Jaime Lloret joined her at the event. According to Lloret: “La Vila is one of nine Roman cities in the Valencia Region; its culture left its mark in invaluable monuments and archaeological remains.� The ceremony represented the city’s strong bond to its Roman past with participants dressed in traditional Roman garb as well as illustrating the practice of ancient rituals with a modern twist. A jug dating back from 85 to 110AD was discovered among Roman ruins in La Vila. Inside the relic, archaeologists found the head of a small mammal, a clear indication of a Roman ritual performed for the promise of a good future. During the museum’s ceremony, the Councillor of Tourism, Culture


Overstepped boundaries A BEACHSIDE barrestaurant in Denia has been reported for charging â‚Ź10 for people to access the public beach. A metal fence cuts off all paths to this rocky section of Raset Beach.

Arrests rise POLICE have caught more criminals in Cocentaina this year than they did in 2010 and 2011. Robbery was the number one crime.

RE-ENACTMENT: Ancient Romans perform a ritual with a modern twist. and Sports placed a USB drive filled with people’s wishes for ‘Vilamuseu’ into a replica of the jug. During the modernised version of the ritual some of the wishes,

submitted by people from all over the world, were read out. The new Vila Museum will be located in the former Dr Esquerdo Primary School on Calle Colon, in the city centre.

More wildlife BENIDORM’S Wildlife Park is expanding naturally with the births of a baransingha (swamp deer), titi monkey, and buck.

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Are we in or are we out of school? TEACHERS in the Alicante region want to know if they are among 200 who will not have a position available in September. Within the last week, the Ministry of Education announced a new law that will get rid of 200 teachers and 135 classrooms. It will affect teachers who provide extra help or specialty classes including music or art as well as entire schools in rural communities.

Promoting interest in Alicante ALICANTE was represented in Germany at the Hanseatic League Conference by Local Agency president, Carlos Castillo. The meeting discussed ways for large cities to protect their interests. Castillo aims to bring tourism and job opportunities to the region.

Hundreds of Alicante teachers gathered outside the Ministry’s doors to find out if they are affected by the legislation. According to some, “many teachers are not even aware of the new law.” Some know of cutbacks in their districts, but “we don’t know who is left out, no one has told us anything.” One teacher said, “I’m afraid, I don’t know what is going to happen.”

Apparently some have heard those who have been teaching longer are given preference, but “it’s not turning out that way, they are giving jobs to new teachers.” Union leader, Paco Garcia, requested each teacher handle the situation legally by presenting a complaint and asking for relocation to other centres. “This hasn’t been done legally, they skipped processes, like they have always done.”

HANDY MONEY: €500 notes bring smiles to Paige Morrisson (right), younger brother Aaron and sister Rosie, from Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena.

Alicante to NY ALICANTE’S ex-minister of Health, Leire Pajin, announced on Twitter her plan to leave her position for an opportunity with Pan-American Health Organisation. She plans to move to New York to start work with the programme as an expert and technician.

Flight war DUTCH airline, Transavia is going head to head with Ryanair in El Altet airport. Come October Transavia will offer flights at competitive prices from Alicante to destinations common to Ryanair in Germany, Holland and Belgium.


ANY businesses refuse to take them. Some traders hide behind the excuse they have no change, others remember years ago alerts about forgeries. But now - officially - it has been revealed that the number of €500 notes in circulation in Spain has risen for the first time this year. In May the total figure was 98.7 million... 1 million more than in April, according to the Bank of Spain. Combined, all the €500 notes in circulation throughout Spain amount to €49.3 billion. However, in May 2011, €51.03 billion in €500

notes was in circulation, considerably less than in October 2008, when €56.38 billion was out and about in €500 notes. In some countries €500 notes are known as ‘Bin Ladens’, the banknote everybody knows exists but few, other than criminals, ever see. How many €500 notes are in circulation depends solely on the demand from banks who in turn respond to demand from clients. Some sources say that the increasing number in circulation is due to the tendency to pay ‘under the table’, thereby avoiding tax.

Keeping a watchful eye out RESIDENTS in many towns in Alicante have become increasingly concerned since the regional government announced it is unsure whether it will be able to provide money for fire prevention in mountain areas. In Crevillent, the councillor for the environmental department, Gema Galvez, assured residents there will be look-outs mounted for fires in the area independently of whether or not the regional government offers grants. Last year this job was undertaken by workers from Civil Protection and the Red Cross during one month. This could also be the case in other towns in the region.

We must improve the situation for local workers’

Enrique Perez, the government Sub-Delegate in Huelva, where this year, no Moroccan immigrants will be hired to work in the strawberry fields as usual.

Un-welfare state TWENTY-FOUR social and political entities gathered at the University of Alicante to voice their discontent with the present Government of Valencia´s ‘strategy’ to privatise what are currently public services and ‘dismantle the Welfare State’.

IN the last six months, Alicante local police have taken legal action in 2,832 cases of public alcohol consumption among youths. It was found that most incidents of public drinking during the first half of this year totalling 917, occurred in March.

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Fewer bars THE Mayor of Alicante will allow no more than four ‘chiringuitos’ or beachside bars and restaurants, along the Canalejas Park. This is four fewer than originally planned. Still, there are only two establishments that have met the city’s terms.


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of drivers who died in traffic accidents in 2011 tested positive for alcohol or drugs. According to the National Institute of Toxicology, almost 73 per cent had drunk alcohol.

Ice Cream EUROPEAN Home-made Ice Cream Day will be March 24 thanks to Eva Ortiz, a parliamentary representative who was born in Alicante. Alicante is home to 2,500 ice cream shops, nearly half the amount in Spain.

Staying put GOVERNMENT office buildings will no longer be moved to Calle San Fernando because of structural damage in the proposed location. The city will continue to pay €400,000 a year for rent in their current San Cristobal Square offices.

Two killed TWO people, aged 77 and 75, were killed when the van in which they were travelling crashed head-on into a lorry on the A-12 in La Rioja. The victims were travelling in the wrong direction and were trapped in the vehicle following the crash.

and finally... A TARRAGONA court has admitted the appeal presented by the State and suspended plans for a cannabis plantation in Rasquera, Cataluña, as a precautionary measure. The town hall planned to supply cannabis to a private company to boost municipal coffers.




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Javea tables and chairs ban backfires on businesses


Stories making headlines from the United Kingdom

Celebrating with graffiti THIRTY graffiti artists will paint Nelson Street in Bristol for an Olympic 2012 Festival event. It is part of the summer arts festival taking place to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

By Benny Davis JAVEA is feeling the consequences of an edict issued last year forcing them to remove tables and chairs from outside bars and restaurants situated in the popular port terrace area. The edict was issued in May 2011 by the controversial department ‘Ley de Costas’ (Valencian Coastal Law). In direct response, around 800 protesters attended an organised sit-in arranged by local resident Phil Harding, who demanded an open council meeting on the subject involving representatives from both public and business sectors. The town hall responded by saying they were not in a position to challenge Valencian Law and the meeting never happened. Shortly after, Javea port beach was awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, which includes the accompanying land facilities. One year on, according to a report from the still caring Phil Harding, the port ‘paseo’ is a sad reflection on its former glory. Gone


Uni ambition

BUSY AREA: Last year the seafront was packed. is Attica Restaurant, the cornerstone of the beachfront walk, now closed for the past five months through lack of passing trade. Other bars and restaurants are ‘just about holding on’, hoping for a summer financial revival to take them through the winter, which unfortunately, as our photograph shows, is not happening. Elsewhere in Javea, bars and restaurants are sharing mixed fortunes with the same regulations.

ABANDONED: Now there is no-one to be seen.

The popular ‘Jewel in the Crown’ Arenal beach promenade again is totally restricted from placing any furniture 1mm outside designated areas, but permission was granted for bar terrace extensions to be built along the adjacent service road, drastically reducing valuable beach parking facilities. At the same time, the nearby Parador Hotel had its sea front parking facilities banned when the council installed a series of posts

blocking the area which caused serious problems for hotel guests. Within a short period of time, outside pressure was applied and they were removed. In an exclusive interview, Phil Harding said, “Javea Council has made many improvements to the locality since they took office. It is now time negotiations recommence to try to return the port tables and chairs as quickly as possible.

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Dam to be destroyed A SMALL dam in the Barxell River (Alcoy) will be destroyed on orders from the Hydrographical Confederation of Jucar as the owner of the land rebuilt it without permission.

TEACHING staff levels are to be cut at Altea, Benidorm, Callosa d’en Sarria, L’alfas del Pi, Relleu and Tarbena schools in Marina Baixa as part of Department of Education spending cuts. More are to follow.

Tourist train SPAIN’S first tourist train, the ‘Limon Express,’ remains out of commission after seven years. The Valencia Railway authority said it will not return, while Socialist party, PSOE, proposed it be brought back as a Benidorm cultural attraction.

Fees annulled THE High Court of Benimantell (Alicante) rejected the town’s order for mobile phone companies to pay €6,000 annually to the local government. Nearby cities La Vila and Finestrat also saw their similar fees annulled.


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WINNER: Actor Alvaro de Luna.

Award for Spanish actor at local film festival SPANISH actor, Alvaro de Luna, received an award at the inaugural ball for the 24th edition of the Alfaz del Pi Film Festival. The award ceremony took place in the Roma Cinema in Faro de la Plata where writer, journalist and columnist, Manuel

Vicent, presented de Luna with the award calling him a “great actor, an old friend and our own Burt Lancaster.” The guest of honour accepted the award by thanking all of his professional colleagues with whom he has worked throughout the years, which include many considering the actor has appeared in more than 100 films and television series. De Luna’s acting career began with his role as Algarrobo in the television series, Curro Jimenez. original Doobie Brothers According to the and Tower of Power. seasoned actor, he has It is worth noting that been “infected by the vice tomorrow, Friday 13, the that is cinema.” one and only George The director of the Benson is performing in ceremony, Juan Luis Iborra, Alicante. further paid homage to the Tickets are on sale in award winner when he the box office up to two announced that the 24th hours before each Alfaz del Pi Film Festival will performance. be remembered as the Call: 965 117 117. Alvaro de Luna Festival.

Earth Wind and Fire, in Alicante By Paul Deed ALICANTE’S 2012 Jazz Festival (Fijazz) kicked off last Sunday with not quite Earth Wind and Fire, but the EWF Experience, comprising many of its original members. As well as Al McKay, one of the original EWF guitarists and founder of EWF Experience, the ensemble included trumpeter Michael Harris from the original line up and members of the

Free beach cinema season JAVEA Town Hall’s Department of Youth has scheduled a season of free family films this summer on the town’s Arenal beach. The films in the series ‘Cine Vora Mar’ (or Cinema by the Sea) will be shown each Tuesday evening to August 28. The films will be shown in Spanish but with English subtitles, with the exception of the French film ‘La Guerra de los Botones’. The programme began last week and continues each week after that with Super 8 (July 17), We bought a Zoo (July 24), I Don’t Know How She Does It (July 31), John Carter (August 7), Jack and Jill (August 14), Puss in Boots (21 August) and Real Steel (August 28).




Bull jumps into sea after man A RAGING bull ran into a man and shoved him into the sea during Denia’s Bous a la Mar bull-chasing festival in Denia. The bull then jumped off the ledge and into the water after the man. This is all part of the festival in which revellers emerge from protective barriers and encourage bulls to chase them. This incident happened as two British men were gored in the thigh on the third day of the Running of the Bulls San Fermin festival in Pamplona. Liam Tarff, a 29-year-old insurance worker, and 20year-old event organiser Nick Couchman from London were attacked by a half-ton bull called Fugado – ‘Runaway’ – who broke off from the main pack. Since records began in 1911, 15 people have been killed at the annual festival in Pamplona, the most recent in 2009.

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Skulduggery in Javea waters is discovered By Benny Davis A VALUABLE 18th century anchor was stolen from its seabed burial home off the coast of Javea. The theft was officially reported by the Ministry of Culture and Guardia Civil after divers who frequent the area, reported that they had spotted several small buoys marking points where other ancient anchors are known to be buried. Further investigations revealed that the anchor was missing and that the site was set-up for further thefts. In direct response, Red Cross lifeguards boats and



Stories making headlines from Germany

Student sued A GERMAN university student has been sued by the private economics and business school he studied at because he finished his Bachelors and Masters degrees in three semesters instead of the usual 11.

Told to lie

MISSING: The Javea ancient anchor was stolen from the seabed. local maritime police patrol are increasing surveillance of the

Rescued illegal immigrants are to be deported THE expulsion of 10 men who were rescued early Saturday morning after their boat was intercepted off the coast of Alicante was ordered by a Denia court. They are aged between 20 and 34 of Algerian and Syrian origin. After receiving medical attention they were remanded to Valencia’s Centre for Foreigners to await deportation.

area, hoping to catch them redhanded. The Department of Culture also issued a statement requesting the cooperation of the public asking them to alert the police if they witness any suspicious activity that might point to further plundering of archaeological remains in the seabed. Under Spanish legislation, these remains belong to national patrimony and are a popular attraction for scuba divers visiting the coast of Javea.

AN IRANIAN woman has been denied asylum in Germany due to her sexual orientation, which in her country is punishable by whipping and even death. The court suggested she should go back to Iran and hide her sexuality.

Metro fashion BERLIN FASHION Week began with an under-ground catwalk in the U5 metro line. More than 400 passengers admired the new collections shown by different designers.


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SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Danes like to save money

The lack of a lifeguard service at public areas brought many complaints.

Swimming pool conflict agreement now reached? BENIDORM sports councillor, Juan Ramon Martinez, responded to Miguel Llorca, who complained from the opposition about the lifeguard service at the Guillermo Amor public swimming pool. Llorca, of Liberals of Benidorm, spoke out against “the nepotism and lack of transparency”. Martinez explained that

the current economic situation has resulted in fewer lifeguards in areas where the public may visit, take classes or participate in therapeutic swimming. The councillor claimed to have reached an

agreement with Rojuser, the company responsible for hiring lifeguards, which involves charging adults €2 and children, €1 to use the pools. Such a plan will allow for necessary security at no charge to the city.

Parking at the beach difficult BEACHSIDE parking has been nearly wiped out in certain areas in La Villajoyosa and Altea (Alicante). Construction projects led by the General Coastal Board are supposedly at the root of this untimely problem in the two cities. Since May, beachgoers in the Arsenal area in La Villajoyosa have driven as close to the coast as possible in search of a parking spot only to find either tractors or fenced-off zones with ‘No Parking’ signs. Frustrated residents complained to the City about various beaches with newly limited parking. Villajoyosa mayor, Jaime Lloret and beach councillor, Xaro Escrig, met with the Coastal Board to request a resolution. Altea has experienced more of the same in areas including la Olla. Residents in the area claim ‘having less traffic near the beach is an improvement.’

Natural Gas complaints THE Valencia government welcomed those who oppose the instalment of natural gas in housing developments in Campello, Bonalba, Mutxamel, and San Vicente to make a formal complaint by the end of July.

DENMARK – Danish citizens are still saving money despite the economic crisis and low interest rates the banks are giving. The amount saved is equal to half of Denmark’s gross domestic product.

Anti-racism NORWAY – Far-right Norwegian Defence League recently organised an anti-Islam protest in Stavanger, rallying 20 to 30 people. However, anti-racist organisation SOS Racism managed to attract 800 people for a counter protest that same day.

School issues SWEDEN – A teenager was told by teachers at Munkgard High School to ‘tone down’ her homosexuality in response to classmates’ harassment for being gay. She had to leave the school and has since pressed charges.

Bottled letter SWEDEN – An eightyear-old girl put a message in a bottle she later dropped into the Baltic Sea near Skelleftea. Two months later it was found by a Finnish couple who responded via the normal mail.

Strike goes on NORWAY – The oil strike over workers’ pension benefits in the North Sea has shut down several oil rigs, costing companies a fortune each day.

Youth woes DENMARK – Drug and alcohol researchers at Aarhus University conducted a study on 4,500 teenagers and found that one in 12 have serious problems with substance abuse.


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Nevertheless Councillor Signes emphasised that the law requires owners of land containing affected palms to prevent the spread of disease by removing them immediately to a council dedicated compost plant site. He also stressed the importance of keeping in touch with the council as only 44 per cent of reported affected sites have been cleared by the owners. Red palm weevils are large reddish brown beetles about 3 cm long and with a characteristic long curved rostrum. Damage to palms is produced mainly by the larvae. Adult females lay about 200 eggs at the base of young leaves or in wounds to the leaves and trunks; the grubs feed on the soft fibres and terminal bud tissues. Just before pupating, they move towards the interior of the palm making tunnels and large cavities. They can be found any place within the palm, even in the base of the trunk.

WELL DONE: Caicedo’s work is professional.

Community thanks policeman BENIDORM’S mayor, Augustin Navarro, congratulated Officer Manuel Caicedo Guerrero for his police work in the city centre. According to neighbours and shopkeepers of Avenida de Europa, the area has improved thanks to the police officer’s conscientious work.

Holiday water sports for children By Benny Davis JAVEA children will be able to enjoy organised summer water sports at a cost of €4 a week. The Department of Javea Sports announced it has scheduled a complete series of water activities for children aged between six and 12 during the months of July and August at the Club de Tenis in Javea. The courses have been organised in groups of four one hour sessions from Monday to Friday, 9am-


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Cutbacks on red palm weevil help By Benny Davis THE battle against the deadly Red Palm Weevil disease has claimed 785 trees affected in the municipality of Denia during the first part of this year. Councillor for the Environment, Juan Carlos Signes said this translates into 1,190 tonnes of dead trunks, that to date had been collected free of charge from affected sites, a service they have since been forced to cancel owing to financial cut-backs.


11am where students will be able to choose their own favourite aquatic sport. Depending on demand, the organisers have said it is possible the courses will be limited to two weeks only per child, although this will depend on demand. Anyone interested in taking up this healthy holiday option should register at the reception of Miguel Buigues Andrew Palau, Monday through Friday from 3pm-9pm. The cost of €4 is being charged for insurance.




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Denia grooming couple arrested By Paul Deed

charges relating to 84 underage girls. The police in Guadalajara (CastillaNATIONAL Police last week arrested a La Mancha), received a complaint married Denia couple on grooming from one of the victims concerning certain internet activities, and traced the perpetrators to the Costa Blanca. Police found at the home of the accused, aged 39 and 40, numerous illegal pornographic images of minors, which the police believe was obtained via the couple’s activities on social networking sites. The couples in classic grooming style, befriended the Finishing touches to taxi stops. unsuspecting minors on internet sites whilst themselves posing as minors. Once they had earned their trust they then forced the minors into providing ever more graphic images of through THE department of to taxi stops throughout themselves, coercion and Transport and Technical the city. the Services in La Villajoyosa City Hall called for threatening put the finishing touches various taxi stops to be children’s families, if the did not repainted in time for the victim NEWS EXTRA cooperate. summer months.

Taxi stops painted for tourist season

Wage cuts BENISSA politicians face wage cuts of between 5 – 10 per cent following a motion to cut salaries by the Valencia political party, BLOC, in a bid to save €40,000 a year.

Historical fun BENITACHELL celebrated its 23rd anniversary of the Moor and Christian Festival. Locals and visitors enjoyed different programmed activities in commemoration of conflict in Spain’s history.

Losing sleep A NOISY electric generator is causing neighbours of the Gran Hotel Campello (Alicante) on Sant Joan Street to lose sleep. The hotel technician explained that the noise is temporary until a new generator arrives.

Hotels awarded TRIPADVISOR awarded 11 Alicante coast establishments with Certificates of Excellence for their exceptional hospitality. Eight of the hotels are located in Benidorm. They are: Hotel Servigroup Venus, Castilla, Orange, Pueblo Benidorm, Torre Dorada, Rialto, Calypso, and Nereo.

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Changes to Spanish healthcare Free prescriptions scrapped as British pensioners told they must contribute to costs. By Benny Davis A LACK of government clarification concerning rumours about possible future changes in Spanish healthcare has been causing a great deal of concern amongst the British expat community. Will Spain still honour the EU agreement? Could expats be penalised for being foreigners? Will pensioners have to pay towards the cost of prescriptions, regardless of age, medical needs or financial situation? In answer to floods of calls on the subject, The British Embassy in Madrid have issued an official statement as to how they interpret the government’s new health plans due to be implemented as soon as pharmacies have been fully briefed. British Embassy Madrid British pensioners living in Spain are now required to pay towards the cost of their prescriptions under changes to the public healthcare system introduced by the Spanish government. One of the changes means that all state pensioners who are registered for healthcare in Spain as residents must now pay a percentage towards the cost of their medicines. The contribution for state pensioners has been set at 10 per

As a result, any healthcare changes that are applicable to Spanish state pensioners are equally applicable to all UK state pensioners, as well as those from other EU/EEA countries. These include any costs that someone may be charged, including prescriptions. The system for co-payment is being managed by each individual autonomous community, so the process may differ slightly between regions. For those in the Valencia autonomous community, a free phone helpline has been set up which has English speakers available. The telephone number is 900 101 081.

EU REGULATIONS: At present the UK pays Spain an average annual cost. cent of the cost, with a cap of as low as eight euros per month depending on personal income. How much a pensioner must pay depends on personal circumstances. If you need more information you can contact your local health service provider directly, who should be able to give you detailed information on the prescription charges. This system of ‘co-payment’ - paying a percentage of the total cost of medicines - is common among European countries

and has been applied to those classed as ‘active’ in Spain i.e. those normally considered to be of working-age, for some time. Under European Union regulations, the UK pays Spain an average annual cost to provide healthcare for its pensioners. This entitles UK pensioners who are resident in Spain and registered with an S1/E121 form to the same access to state healthcare as would be provided to a Spanish pensioner.

The contribution a pensioner pays towards their prescription depends on annual income and individual circumstances. The government has not yet released details of how income will be assessed or how payments will be capped, and consequently the British Embassy and British Consulates have no further information on this issue.

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READY FOR THE OFF: 52 swimmers took the plunge off Moraira’s Ampolla Beach.

Moraira swimmers take on the bay

A TOTAL of 52 swimmers, 15 of whom were women, aged between 16 and 69, took the plunge off Moraira’s Ampolla Beach last Saturday. They were taking part in ‘Swimming across Bay l'Andragó’, a non competitive event covering a

distance of 1,300 metres. All participants in this annual swim organised by Teulada Council, were accompanied by a full complement of first aid and ambulance services throughout the event. First to arrive at l'Andragó beach

was Alejandro Blanco with a time of 14 minutes and 27 seconds. The rest of the pack completed the course within an average time of around 25 to 30 minutes. As a reward for their efforts, the council presented all participants with ‘Seaweed Centre’ T-shirts and were then invited to lunch with suitable refreshments.

Found in Pedramarla: injured and alone

THIS male dog, which has no collar or chip was found in Pedramarla. He has a broken leg and has undergone surgery. If anyone knows that owner, please contact Elinor Gonzalez at S.P.A. on 620 106 733.

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Witchdoctor acquitted A ‘SHAMAN’ who told women who visited him that he could cure them with kisses and sexual acts has been acquitted. The Sevilla Public Prosecutor was asking for 11 years in prison for the man, aged 59. The women who visited his office in Mairena del Aljarafe reported him but although the court did not question the women’s claims, the man was acquitted because all of the victims were adults who ‘could have but didn’t’ ask him to stop.

MABS Concert success PIRATES, mayhem and Big Fish reigned on stage for the Charity MABS Concert at the Teulada municipal concert hall. The concert with the raffle raised the sum of €2,435. The audience was entertained by The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir (CBMVC) with their guests The Big Fish Rock Choir. The CBMVC sang their hearts out with many of their favourite songs and some new, including the ‘Jolly Roger song’. This was performed with great

gusto and much shouting of ‘Ye scurvy dogs’ and waving of cutlasses. With an abundance of eye patches, skull and crossbones pirate hats and the occasional parrot, they did indeed look a motley crew. The Big Fish Rock Choir came into their own on the stage too, singing many great numbers. President of the CBMVC Mike Evans and Musical Director Heather Butcher said the night was a ‘complete sell-out success’ and would like to thank everyone that attended.


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Murder suspect found hiding out in Morocco

MOROCCAN authorities arrested a man suspected of murdering a family at their home in 2011. In April 2011, Jifeng ‘Jeff’ Ding, his wife Ge ‘Helen’ Chui and their two daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, were murdered in Northampton. British national Anxiang Du, 53, from Coventry, was declared the only suspect soon after the discovery. Crimestoppers reported that he was believed to be hiding in northern Morocco, having travelled there from southern Spain. He had left the UK soon after the crime and travelled from Victoria bus station, London, on a bus to Paris. After this he travelled through France into Spain. His last known journey was to Algeciras where he caught a ferry to Tangiers, Morocco, where he was finally located.

MURDERED FAMILY: Jifeng Ding, his wife and two children. Inset SUSPECT: Anxiang Du. He was carrying several thousand pounds in cash and may have earned some money thanks to his knowledge of herbal medicine while on the run. Officers confirmed the detainee was the suspect before an official communiqué was issued.

Du has been located and arrested, and can be brought back to the UK to stand trial, Crimestoppers confirmed. The Home Office will deal with his extradition. There was a £25,000 reward available in the UK for information leading to his arrest.

Stem cell ‘salesman’ tricked 400 parents RAUL CONEJERO, an Alcoy-based salesman, tricked 400 new parents into paying up to €2,200 to ‘bank’ umbilical stem cells. He formerly worked for Stem Cell, a Galicia company which sends blood from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to Bonn (Germany). Here it is stored ready for use should stem cells be required to treat future illness. After satisfactorily

representing Stem Cell in the Levante and Albacete areas for more than two years, in 2011 Conejero decided to work for himself. He set up a company named Representaciones Biomedicas Levante, but allegedly continued to use Stem Cell’s name and facilities. Parents received documentation confirming that the umbilical blood was stored and Conejero

Office workers find urine in coffee A COURT in Guadix, Granada, is investigating how there came to be urine in the coffeemaker at the local Land Property Office. Staff at the office lodged an official complaint with the Guardia Civil after noticing the coffee had a strange smell and taste. A sample of coffee was analysed, confirming there was urine in it, and the coffee-maker was seized.

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was supposedly confident this was sufficient. But one Albacete family contacted Stem Cell in Galicia to check if their newborn son’s blood had arrived. Instead they learnt that Raul Conejero had been sacked a few months earlier and their son’s name was missing from the company’s data base. Conejero was dismissed after his sales dropped 70 per cent. He then failed to return a batch of blood storage kits. He collected umbilical blood samples and took money from approximately 400 clients, according to Guardia Civil calculations. Three hundred blood samples were sent for storage at two laboratories in the UK, investigators later found, but at least 100 remain unaccounted for. He is now remanded without bail in Fontcalent prison.


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Codex theft revealed to be act of ‘revenge’ THE Calixtine Codex, stolen from the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, was recovered almost a year to the day it disappeared. The oldest known copy of the codex, dating from the 12th century is a guide for pilgrims making their way to Santiago, said to be the resting place of the apostle, James. Investigators soon discarded the theory that the codex, the absence of which was first noticed on July 5 last year and whose value is said to be incalculable, was stolen to order for a collector. It was clearly an inside job and on July 3, police arrested Manuel Fernandez Castiñeiras, a selfemployed electrician. He had worked at the cathedral for more than 25 years until his services were dispensed with in July 2009. His wife, together with their son and his girlfriend were also taken in for questioning last week but denied knowledge of the theft. Police searching their two homes in Milladoiro, five kilometres from Santiago de Compostela, found keys to the cathedral and €1.2 million in cash. But the case did not progress

HIDDEN TREASURE: The missing artefact was found amongst the junk. and investigators began to fear the codex would never be located. Finally the son mentioned a garage the family owned, 200 metres away. Hunting amongst old bedsteads, bicycles and other assorted junk police found the priceless codex wrapped in newspaper, inside a plastic bag. Fernandez, who earns a modest living, could not account for the large sums of money and the family homes. Allegedly he had long been

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‘La Roja’ leads to criminals’ downfall NATIONAL POLICE in Seville were able to catch a wanted criminal who let his guard down during the Spain-Portugal Euro 2012 match. The detainee had escaped from prison in 2010 and was the leader of a criminal organisation involved in several types of crime, including drug trafficking. He lived in a house on an urbanisation in Carmona, Seville, which was guarded with CCTV cameras activated by infrared beams and other security measures. Some of his relatives, who also belonged to the gang, lived on neighbouring plots. The access routes to the urbanisation were also patrolled night

and day by guards with large dogs. However, they reportedly let their guard down to watch the match and the police were able to make their move. Several firearms were seized and the gang was breeding fighting cocks and greyhounds. There were several arrest warrants against the detainee who had fled from prison while on parole and was living with his wife. He was sleeping with a shotgun at the time of his arrest. He attempted to use it against the arresting officers. His brother-in-law was also arrested, he had been detained in 2003 for attempted manslaughter.




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Health after death

Time for working hours to change

THE managers of five care homes in Cadiz, southern Spain, have been charged with using the health cards of people who were already dead. The Guardia Civil began investigating following a complaint from the Junta de Andalucia Health Department’s Pharmacy Inspectors. They were able to confirm that medicine and other health products had been purchased with the cards after the dates which appeared on their death certificates. The five managers have been charged with fraud and other people are also expected to be charged. NORMAL HOURS: Workers prefer a continuous day.

WHEN summer arrives many companies work to a different timetable, although this is hardly a new custom. Modern workers, particularly in Spain’s biggest cities, enter work at 7am or 8am and leave at 2pm or 3pm during the hottest months. But their predecessors did exactly the same in the days before airconditioning. Working straight through was essential in the summer when it was impossible to work during some hours of the day. Even with the benefits of air-conditioning, however, nine out of 10 Spanish workers prefer a continuous working day, they told researchers recently.

Old myth laid to rest MEN can forget their imprecations regarding women drivers because it is now official: women are safer drivers. There were 25,799,005 drivers registered in 2011, of whom 10,369,836 were women according to Spain’s traffic authority, DGT. But

of the 1,278 drivers who died in accidents on main roads, only 131 were women. Further figures giving mortality rates for fatal accidents on urban roads and streets reveal that there were 19 women amongst the 233 who lost their lives.

OFFICIAL: Women are safer drivers.

Some companies, like Iberdrola, axed the long afternoon break years ago. Employees for the electricity supplier have worked continuous days since 2007 with positive results, said Iberdrola’s communications chief, Vicent Trullench. Absenteeism had fallen by 20 per cent, he claimed. People are happier when they come into work, he said, “and that has an effect on productivity.” Why do more companies and employers not emulate Iberdrola? Habit and cultural aspects are the principal obstacles, believes Ignacio Boqueras, president of a national committee pressing for rationalisation of the working day.

Nurse who killed baby gets six months A NURSE who accidentally killed a baby boy in 2009 has been sentenced to six months in prison. Baby Rayan died in the Gregorio Marañon Hospital in Madrid on July 13, 2009, 13 days after an emergency caesarean was carried out on his mother, Dalilah, who was the first person to die of bird flu in Spain. He did not have the virus. However, the nurse accidentally injected milk into his bloodstream which led to thrombosis and multiple system failure, causing his death. The nurse as been considered guilty of negligent manslaughter and she has been banned from practising for 18 months. She had been sent to the neo-natal intensive care unit to carry out tasks as a learning exercise. At one point, seeing that all the nurses were busy, she took a syringe full of white fluid and connected it to the peripheral pump, believing it to contain fats. The fluid was actually milk which should have been given to the baby via a nasogastric tube. She did not ask anyone else’s advice, which could in fact have prevented the fatal outcome.

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Stat of week RESIDENTS in Cantabria (Northern Spain) consume the most water, at 173 litres per person, per day, according to the National Institute of Statistics.




Cruise appeal may see more young set sail


usiness extra

Oil use falling BRITAIN will consume less oil this year than in previous years, according to a projection in Oil and Gas UK’s annual report. A 19 per cent drop in 2011 caused analysts to reconsider what they thought was going to be a 2012 increase.

Winning exits ROGER BOOTLE and his team from Capital Economics, a British consultancy, won the Wolfson Economics Prize of €313,327 for their proposal on how a country can leave the euro.

Swiss ‘no’ SWITZERLAND is uninterested in backing the European Union’s oil sanctions on Iran. While announcing the intention to toughen measures against the Islamic state it is against banning Iranian oil deals due to ‘foreign policy reasons’.

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By Business Reporter Brendan Small CRUISE holidays are increasingly appealing to younger holidaymakers. While cruises are often associateed with senior consumers, latest research indicates that 40 per cent of British tourists aged between 15 and 24 will consider taking cruises in the future. The rather startling survey figures follow recent predictions by the Spanish Government Tourist Board Turespaña that this summer will see 2-4 per cent fewer British tourists in Spain. These figures were based on flight capacity and bookings with main British tour operators by the end of April. With Barcelona, Valencia, Cadiz, the Canary Islands and Malaga already key ports in Spain for cruise liners, and Marbella hoping in future to attract more cruise liners, more young people taking holidays afloat could provide a much-needed further fillip to the nation’s tourist revenue in the present dire economic times. British tourists make up the greatest number of visitors to Spain each year, accounting for 40 per cent of holidaymakers visiting

the Costa del Sol. Research released by Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence for 40 years also indicates that while only 4 per cent of 15-24s have ever been on a cruise, compared to 32 per cent of 65-74 year-olds, 40 per cent of the younger bracket of travellers see life afloat as a good way of visiting and exploiring different destinations. They also think cruises offer a good opportunity to meet new people. Tom Rees, Senior Travel and Tourism Analyst at Mintel, said: “Young adults like the idea of an adventure at sea and the house party atmosphere of an onboard holiday can appeal to many young package holidaymakers as a change from resort-based trips. “The key is getting the product right. Given the market trend towards shorter cruises departing from UK ports, short themed breaks or even floating music festivals, promoted through social media, can be a way to attract a younger clientele.” Overall, while consumers have cut down on spending in the current economic • Turn to Page 22

Comeback for Pierre, 90 PIERRE CARDIN, the Italian-born menswear pioneer, is planning a comeback fashion show in Paris...just in time for his 90th birthday. The French capital had a huge impact on the fashion veteran’s career, as it is where he started his brand which has been among the leading designer labels for decades.



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LAND AHOY: More young people are now interested in cruise holidays, so Spain, including Malaga (above) could benefit.




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Build permission from community a must


A query has arisen in our community. Does a building permit issued by the town hall take precedence over a decision by the Community of Owners at their Annual General Meeting (AGM)? If an owner has been refused permission to carry out building work on his apartment by majority vote at the meeting, then obtains a building licence from the town hall to permit him to carry out the work, can he go ahead, regardless of the decision by the community? Is the town hall obliged to have evidence of agreement by the community before issuing licences? We would be grateful for your advice. J B (email)

Cheers to Shed of the Year JOHN PLUMRIDGE from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, won the 2012 Shed of the Year award with his garden shed-turned-working pub. More than 2,000 Britons entered their sheds which had been transformed into a variety of small businesses.

£££ BRITISH banks gave the world a slight scare when they, along with China and some parts of Europe, loosened monetary policy within an hour of each other. All played down the


ritish usiness riefs

paralleled move.

£££ INSURER Aviva has got the ball rolling on their plan to close more than a quarter of its businesses. After pressure from discontented investors, the company has sold part of its stake in Denmark’s Delta Lloyd for £318 million (€398.7 million).

TYPICALLY BRITISH: An ordinary garden shed.

£££ GREGGS, known for its baked on-the-go products, is coming out on top after fighting the British government’s ‘pasty tax’ along with other companies which would have imposed 20 per cent VAT on the freshly prepared treats when sold hot from outlets, including in train stations.

You and the No, the building Law in Spain permit issued by the By David Searl Ayuntamiento does not override the requirement to obtain the consent of the Community of Owners. And, yes, the authorisation of the community should accompany the request for a building permit. Let us suppose the owner of a house in a normal town street, where no Community of Property Owners is involved, wants to enclose a terrace. He applies for a building permit, which is granted, and he carries out the work. End of story. Now let us take the owner of a flat which forms part of a Community of Property Owners. He has an extra obligation to obtain the consent of the other owners before he carries out any work which will alter the appearance of the building. If this owner goes ahead with the work without permission of the AGM, the community can obtain a court order to have the work demolished, at the owner’s expense. He can be charged court costs as well. Finally, the Ayuntamiento is not responsible for finding out whether the owner who requests a building permit is a member of a Community of Property Owners. It is the owner who is responsible for producing the consent of the community as part of his application for the licence.


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. or call 952 667 090.

Olympics not always sport and finance... All eyes will be on the UK later this month when the London Olympics open. Analyst Jim Collins takes a break from his normal business column to WITH the countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games in the UK now just a matter of days, while sports followers will soon be checking every performance, financiers will be looking at every penny spent. Looking back to the days before money counted so much, anyone interested in athletics will point out that it was Baron Pierre de Coubertin who founded the Modern Olympic Games. And that seems fair enough, for he fought long and hard to reestablish the Olympics, and to have them inaugurated in 1890 in Athens, the home of the original games. But where did De Coubertin obtain his original inspiration? Given answers range from the baron’s interest in the interuniversity athletic events in Britain and the United States through to the classical Greek tradition itself. But they are likely to be wrong. The fire that was to become his life’s work was in fact ignited in Much Wenlock, a small town in the English county of Shropshire, where De Coubertin, whilst staying with a friend, became interested in a local annual athletics event dating back to the 17th century. Even to this day of almost instantaneous international sports coverage, it continues. There are many misapprehensions concerning the Olympic Games, one being that originally it was forbidden for professionals to compete. When the original rules were drawn up, and based as they were

historically look behind the scenes of what in the last three decades has become every four years one of the world’s biggest financial gambles.

OLYMPICS AHEAD: The main stadium built for this summer’s games. upon those of the UK’s Henley Regatta, they reflected the upperclass view of the time that the ‘lower orders’ were incapable of understanding the concepts of fair play and sportsmanship. Mind you, going by some of the shenanigans that have recently come to light, the fault appears to lie perhaps with some of the officials rather than the competitors. However, returning to the definition of ‘professional’: in the early days, a lad with a Saturday job, earning a few shillings pocketmoney mucking-out loose-boxes in a professional horse-trainer’s stables, could have found himself, years later, excluded from competing in the Olympic Games even, say, in a sailing event. It all depended upon local and personal interpretation of the rules. This continued into the post-war London Games of 1948, when there was much discussion about the validity of Britain’s only gold medal.

Harry Llewellyn riding Foxhunter won the showjumping event, but since he was a professional trainer, arguments raged as to whether the award was valid. Finally, in a typical British diplomatic solution, it was decided that it was Foxhunter, competing as an amateur that had won, and so the horse was awarded the Gold Medal. The early Olympics, attempting to follow the ancient Greek pattern, included such disciplines as Art (remaining in the list until 1948), and Literature, in which De Coubertin himself won gold in 1912 with his poem ‘Ode To Sport’ submitted under a nom-de-plume to forestall any accusations of favouritism on the part of the judges. Far from poems, some of the officials at this year’s Olympics will no doubt be looking as much at the bottom line as they will at the sporting events of any one day.

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Costa Blanca North THE banking crisis in 2008 undermined the financial strength of institutions such as banks and insurance companies, and people are now once again concerned about the safety of their savings. The only certain way for investors to achieve security from institutional failure is through a state controlled investor protection regime. Luxembourg stands out among EU Member States with its exceptionally strong culture of investor protection. It has a regime which provides maximum security to investors without limit. The Grand Duchy is in the top 10 financial centres worldwide. It is the second largest investment funds centre after the US and the leading private banking centre in the Eurozone. Its financial centre is founded on a modern regulatory framework, which is continuously updated. It has attracted banks, insurance companies and investment fund promoters from across the world. It has a flourishing insurance market with all the principal players having a presence and making use of the freedom to offer cross border services in the EU. Many of its institutions specialise in unit linked life assurance, an increasingly popular vehicle for wealth management. Luxembourg was one of the six founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC), which became the European Union (EU), and continues to play an important


Luxembourg For Investor Protection l by Bill Blevins, Financia Correspondent, Blevins Franks

role in EU politics. It houses a number of EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and the European Court of Justice. It has built a reputation for investor protection, tax certainty, anti money laundering practice and banking confidentiality. Historically many high net worth individuals used offshore financial centres for confidentiality and tax mitigation. However, apart from a lack of regulation and investor protection, they have also been under attack from European and international bodies, with the result that investors who use them are placing their assets at risk for no real or sustainable benefits. In contrast, Luxembourg’s regulations are governed by EU directives that require strict financial controls and supervision to provide investors with a secure

onshore regime that can still offer tax benefits. Investor protection Luxembourg’s investor protection is unique within Europe. The cornerstone of this regime is the legal requirement that all clients’ assets must be held by an independent custodian bank approved by the State regulator, the Commissariat aux Assurances (CAA). This arrangement involving the CAA, custodian bank and insurance company is known as the “Triangle of Security”. These are the key points:• The regime ensures that the legal separation of clients’ assets from the insurance company’s shareholders and creditors, so investors are protected from exposure to the company’s credit risk. • The insurance company maintains a register of all assets and how they are invested, which is monitored by the CAA. • All policyholder assets are deposited with a custodian bank. • The bank is required to ringfence clients’ securities (eg investment funds, shares, bonds etc) – i.e. they are off its balance sheet. If the bank fails, these securities remain in segregated client accounts.

• The bank is bound by the regulator’s legal powers to protect the assets on behalf of investors. • 100% of the policyholder’s securities are protected. Cash deposits are not securities and so are not segregated, but cash held in monetary funds is treated as securities and so are protected. Tax certainty Most investors take out European investment bonds for tax planning reasons. Luxembourg offers the greatest certainty that these tax breaks will continue. EU and UK authorities have no jurisdiction over Luxembourg based bonds, nor can they discriminate against them as it is against EU laws to discriminate against the products of another Member State. Compliant Luxembourg based bonds enjoy the same preferential tax treatment as locally offered bonds. The same cannot be said of non EU locations, such as the Isle of Man. The tax-free roll-up of investment income and capital gains, which applies to Luxembourg based European Bonds, is the same that applies across most of Europe (excluding the UK), so there is no political pressure to change this system. Withholding tax advantages are

available through Luxembourg’s extensive double tax treaty network. Financial privacy Luxembourg law provides absolute confidentiality. Institutions are legally forbidden from divulging client information to third parties (except in relation to criminal activities). Individual financial privacy remains important for many high net worth individuals. As part of the EU, Luxembourg participates in the EU Savings Tax Directive on savings income, but it applies a withholding tax rather than automatic exchange of information. This situation will only change if Switzerland ends its banking secrecy. Over the years Luxembourg has finely tuned its financial services industry into one offering unparalleled investor protection, client confidentiality and legitimate tax planning opportunities. Many British expatriates in Spain have already taken advantage of Luxembourg’s favourable arrangements. A consultation with an experienced tax and wealth management adviser such as Blevins Franks can help with structures suitable for your individual circumstances. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website




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WHEN it comes to Bourbon and Custard Cream biscuits, the younger consumers have the biggest appetite for the traditional British biscuits. Six in 10 people aged 16-24 have a liking for the old fashioned favourites, while almost half of consumers aged 55 and over admit that at times they find them ‘boring.’ Innovation in the UK biscuit market has never been higher, but even so the youngsters like the Bourbon and Custard Creams more than the newest and most innovative offerings, according to the latest research. A dominating factor for biscuit buyers is also the ‘guilt factor,’ it has been revealed, with 36 per cent of eaters guilty about eating biscuits, a figure that rises to almost half of all women.


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A great idea! Why not impulse save rather than impulse buy ALMOST everyone has been there! At the end of the month, facing the challenge of trying to make sure there is enough in the account to cover rent or mortgage expenses along with sorting out the other bills, is nothing unusual. A look And more at finance times than not for females the savings account is Jane Plunkett not overflowing, jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. rather a dry com shell, where only small coins rattle around. So what do we spend all our money on? The necessities, of course: food, electricity, petrol and all those other costly living expenses. But did you know that studies show that nearly 20 per cent of salaries are spent on things we don’t need, or do not even

Loose change

Still afloat, but plans for QE2 downsized PLANS to convert Queen Elizabeth 2 ship into a moored luxury hotel have been downgranded due to ongoing financial challenges facing Dubai. Its conversion plans will now see 300 not 1,000 rooms developed.


BARGAIN SHOPPING: But beware of impulse buys. remember buying? And while it’s definitely our fault for spending so frivolously, in our defence, society is also structured in a way that encourages people to spend, with 50 per cent sales, last-minute offers, clearances that are too good to miss and great marketing pushing us into buying. But what if it were just as easy and tempting to save, as it is to spend? Imagine if it was possible to go on

holiday without putting it all on the credit card or if debts could be paid off without it feeling so painful! A free application (app) recently caught my eye that does just that. It’s called Impulsave and it turns potential impulse purchases into impulse savings that go toward reaching financial goals. The logic behind Impulsave is that each client chooses a goal or goals that are important; for example, a holiday, college fees or a retirement fund. Impulsave, which is quoted as a secure platform, is linked to the individual’s bank account. Each time the account holder finds themselves about to splurge on an impulse buy, instead they can impulsively choose to send that same money to one of their Impulsave goal accounts. Rather than spend €20 on fancy teacups, tuck that €20 away into your Impulsave account and ultimately use the money to do something really wanted and required. Impulsave is currently only available in the US, although the company says it has its sights on savers worldwide. Until then, however, the concept can be done with pen and paper. Write down every impulse purchase resisted and then transfer that money into your own savings account.

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All aboard for young From Front Page climate, it looks like the luxury cruise market has been immune to recession. Indeed, it seems British tourists have pushed the boat out with ultra-luxury cruises, with the market showing a volume growth of 8 per cent year on year to 2011, and 40 per cent from 2006-2011. The research ties into a Slow It All Down trend among many travellers with forecasts indicating a growing need among consumers to take time as opposed to the fast and 24/7 on-demand service culture of recent years. Consumer desire to simply relax and unwind from the daily grind is shown by half of recent cruisers and 30 pèr cent potential first timers who identify with a cruise as great for a hassle-free, relaxing holiday. Catherine McColl, Senior Trends Analyst at Mintel, said: “The growth in UK port departures offers an opportunity to brand cruise as a stress-free, aviation-free adventure.”

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WHAT A CAR: The record-breaking ex-Birkin 1929-32 Bentley 4.5-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater.

Old cars roar in for record auction prices WHO said times are hard? A record-breaking sale for Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England included a top price achieved at auction for an extremely rare Ferrari from the golden era of the marque. The sale of the Classichecertified 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder for £561,500 (€700,000) was one of several records broken as the auction topped £22 million (€27.25m) in the festival’s 20th anniversary year. The car, one of only 19 right-

hand drive models ever made, beat the previous record set in 2012 by more than £70,000 (€86,800), and its own auction estimate by more than £180,000 (€222,000). James Knight, Group Motoring Director at Bonhams, said: “The 275 GTS was in stunning condition, having been extensively restored, and really did come with all the right credentials. It was in fabulous condition, had a well-known provenance from new, came from long-term ownership.”

Leading the record-breaking pack was the ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4.5-litre supercharged ‘Blower’ Bentley single-seater, which when new raised the Brooklands Outer Circuit record to 137mph. It sold for £5.04m, (€6.25m) the highest price for a British car at auction. The next highest sale price was for ‘The Corgi’, a 1912 RollsRoyce 40/50hp ‘Silver Ghost’ Double Pullman Limousine, which sold for a record-breaking £4.7 million (€5.82m).

VOLKSWAGEN has crept up another rung of the global business ladder by buying the remaining half of Porsche. German headquartered VW will save an approximate €1.5 billion on its tax bill following the deal.

End of the road SERGIO PINIFARINA, the designer behind Ferrari’s sleek race car aesthetic, died aged 85 in Turin, the motoring capital of Italy. “Ferrari would not have been Ferrari without him,” said Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat which owns the sports car brand.

School for sale AN AMERICAN secondary school in Pennsylvania is up for auction on eBay in an attempt to help raise much-needed finances, with the school district suffering a $2 million (€1.6 million) deficit. The opening auction website bid stood at $599,995 (€452,408).


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Leaping to weekly column after pop and life in Saudi From a Top 10 pop star to working in Saudi Arabia, Leapy Lee is now the EWN’s most controversial columnist. Nicole Hallett reports.

What drew you to become a columnist? I've always enjoyed writing and find letting off a little steam a wonderful way to ease tension. How do you come up with ideas 52 weeks of the year? I’m never ‘off duty’ in the search for column fodder and keenly follow the news and a range of TV current affairs and political programmes. I also get ideas from readers. How do you handle negative feedback from readers who disagree? I get very little negative feedback. However, I've always been open to constructive criticism and respect other people’s views. Most exciting moment in music

career? Opening the newspaper and seeing Little Arrows had gone straight into the number 13 spot in the charts. Countries performed in? Australia, Austria, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Kenya, Sweden, South Africa, the US and Zambia. Did you always want to be a singer? No, I originally wanted to act. What were you doing in Saudi Arabia? I went to promote variety shows, but I made quite a lucrative career in fruit and vegetables! Why did you choose to settle in Spain? I didn’t want to return to the British climate.

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FOOTBALL, Spain’s national sport, cannot solve every problem. But if a triumph like the Euro 2012 can temporarily take everyone’s mind off the country’s appalling economic situation, then it becomes more than sport. Just one thought: why was the celebratory sea of red

and yellow flags less distasteful and at the same time less redolent of racist under- and overtones than the chav-monopolised cross of St George?

Fuel for the flames THE Poniente west wind blows, temperatures rise and woodland burns. Fires are extinguished, often with loss of life, but as a mayor in fire-ravaged Valencia said, he doesn’t want fire brigades now. He wanted brigades of workers to clean woodland, remove dead-falls and clear scrub before fires started. Prevention is better than cure and also cheaper in human lives and state spending.

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Money-grabbing Spain should at least play fair

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I AM truly amazed at how Spain frequently appears to operate almost like a Third World nation, showing a general lack of efficiency within the corridors of power, but at the same time appears to lead the world when it comes to grabbing cash from personal bank accounts! Two years after our local council actually helped themselves to more than €340 which I owed them (though they had not officially informed me!), I now find that the police have helped themselves to money from a tax rebate I was due for 2010! When I went last week to see my accountant over my 2011 tax returns, he noticed a document which indicated that monies had automatically been taken from my previously due rebate by the police to cover the cost of an outstanding traffic fine. Needless to say I was not aware of the offence. While it is within the Spanish law for authorities to take money directly out of bank accounts (I believe it is the only nation in the world to allow this), I wish they would be as quick to handle immigration paperwork and town hall documentation. N Pettipher, Velez Malaga

Golden rubbish MOST British will know the saying ‘One person’s rubbish is another man’s gold.’ This definitely appears to be the case in Spain at present, for over the last year or so, as the economic situation has got ever worse, more and more men in old battered white vans and even older cars seem to drive around, checking out the rubbish (basura) bins on various urbanisations. Many of them appear to be of African origin, and others perhaps from Eastern Europe. With a metal prod or hook in hand, they rummage through, sorting out anything they might be able to sell: old chairs, sofas not to mention lampshades and plastic garden tables and other items all gain their attention. But this letter is not to criticise them for tatting (collecting old rubbish from bins). At least they are trying to make an honest living, and this is more than some expatriates living in Spain! M Haddon, Garrucha, Almeria

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12 - 18 July 2012 Costa Blanca North Sol Bank used to tick all the boxes for me, with English-speaking and ever-helpful staff... and free sweets. But for three months - sweet baskets were removed from counters and desks - they have earned a black mark from me. Let’s hope things will change when the economic climate improves! Elias Childs, Almunecar

Too much paper

I FIND the signpost right outside the Catholic Church in La Cala de Mijas amusing... for one of the signs is for the White Angel wine bar which is in a side street nearby. Open late at night until the early hours, I am not sure it is exactly the sort of place all congregation members would warm to... though the name might just entice a few inside!


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their turn. In Manchester where I used to live my doctor’s surgery - with seven doctors on rota duty at any one time and just one main waiting room - used to announce over a tannoy Mrs Evans, Room 4, or Mr Smith, Room 7. But in La Cala, patients of various nationalities sit outside the consulting room where their appointed doctor is working oblivious to whether appointments are on time, and who is next. While some doctors pop their heads out and shout a name, others just wait in their surgery to see who goes in next, while waiting patients at times (in various languages) have to chat among themlseves to try to find out what is happening. When I asked my doctor why they did not have a number board outside, indicating who was due next, she replied: “We are not a supermarket.”

M Muralla, El Chaparal, Mijas Costa

nouncements giving the registration plate number of the next vehicle to be tested were difficult to follow. Now I am delighted that there is an electronic board where registration numbers are displayed at almost the same time as the announcement. L Holmes,, Los Boliches Fuengirola

Beggars belief! I KNEW all about turf wars among ice cream salesmen when I used to be in business in the north of England. If one salesman dared encroach on another’s normal sales area, the antics as a turf war erupted were effective, but often surprising! And from what I gathered, the police used to try to focus on other matters. Not so in Calahonda, where local police actually moved one beggar on from outside a local supermarket I use when another woman who normally sits outside seeking a few coins arrived to set up her normal pitch. By nature I feel sorry for most beggars, but the police action actually swayed my feelings more to the beggar who was moved on, for surely he had every right to beg wherever he wanted, and not have to see police treat someone else in a more favourable manner. N Warpole, Elviria

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I AM impressed by the recently opened medical centre in La Cala de Mijas. But why is there no system in such a new expensive facility for patients with a set appointment waiting to see a doctor to know when it is

I HAVE just returned from the ITV centre for vehicle testing in Malaga. Speaking only limited Spanish, in the past I have often had difficulty in identifying when it was my turn, for the an-

WE all know that Spanish banks are having a hard time. But I really do miss the opportunity to pick up a few sweets when I go to collect my pension each month.

I TOTALLY agree with Mike Walsh’s views on local bureaucracy in his Images of Spain column (Issue 1408). Official day to day life in Spain is all too often bogged down by near neverending paper-chases. Mike is right to suggest that work could be done more simply on the Internet and involving a lot fewer people. But, of course, this might also lead to fewer workers being able to corruptly benefit through the practices in place! Roy Becke, Palma

Show respect I FREQUENTLY shudder when I see how some people - tourists and residents - at times treat Looky-Looky men as they try to earn a living by selling in the street, restaurants and cafés. But today, while on the beach, one man in a sunbed near me spent his whole day chatting with every LookyLooky man around - and there were plenty - but he did not buy one item. To my mind he was just entertaining himself at their expense. As humans they deserve as least respect, and from this man, some purchases. S Wallis, Benalmadena

Not so bright THE report ‘English as she is not spoke’ (Issue 1408) revealing that a mere 27 per cent of young Spaniards speak English compared with the European average of 42 per cent surprised me. Spain depends on tourism with millions of British visiting every year, plus the tens of thousands British expats who have made the nation their home, so English is important in businesses. There is much wrong at present economically, and if Spain wants to compete, it most definitely needs a workforce that is more bi-lingual. N Powers, Marbella

Spot on THE way you provide the weekly weather is much improved. I find the map ideal to see exactly what the weather is like where I live, rather than for the whole of the south of Spain. And you also still carry detailed information for readers who travel. Thanks! J Watts, Huercal Overa

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No designer overalls for the Turners.

court with an enormous suitcase and a number of large carry-alls. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they did it. “I say, dear, should I take the silk or satin pajamas?” “It may be a bit chilly so you’d better pack the fur-lined Burberry. And don’t forget

plenty of clean, designer underwear and loafers.” “Do you think it would be too much to take the clubs?” Hah! Are they in for a shock or what? I wonder just how far this remorseless pair will realise they have fallen as they sit in their respective cells clad in shapeless garments,

clutching a plastic fork and spoon, with all their designer gear stored in ‘property’? It never ceases to amaze me just how out of touch some people can be. Like those politicians who keep our brave troops fighting and dying in the God-forsaken hole known as Afghanistan. Whatever made them think they can still win this ‘war’? Don’t they realise that most Afghans hate all Westerners? Are they not aware that the minute we are out of the country, the Taliban will begin to take it all back? Any puppet government we leave in charge will crumble. Those left alive will defect and a new and stronger enemy will emerge. All the spilled blood and heartbreak of our fighting

forces will have been completely and hopelessly in vain. How many more have to die before these pampered political pillocks pull our brave boys and girls out altogether? Finally, what joy it was to see the case against Ms Heathcote Drury thrown quickly out of court. This poor woman had been a victim of the hatred and disdain many Muslims feel for those who don’t follow their beliefs and subsequently attempted to have her ‘punished’ by accusing her of racism and then blatantly lying about the whole unfortunate incident. All power to the court that quickly cleared her and thumbs way down for PC police and the CPS for allowing it to get as far as it did. Keep the faith Love Leapy

TWO separate reports indicated that Hollywood is going to get more crowded. Claire Danes is expecting her first child with husband Hugh Dancy, and actor Matthew McConaughey and his Brazilian wife are expecting their third.

Death metal


I COULDN’T help but chuckle at the recent pictures of Anita and Leigh Turner, parents of the arrogant, spoiled murderer Elliot Turner. He is the 20-year-old Porsche-owing, despicable boaster who strangled his girlfriend in a jealous rage on seeing her innocently photographed with a couple of topless men. Because they attempted to cover up for his vicious crime, the wealthy parents were found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Consequently, when they turned up at court for sentencing they were fully expecting a jail term. In an act almost beyond belief, they packed for it! The photos show this utterly out of touch pair, arriving at

Hollywood expecting

AFTER Austrian bishop Klaus Kueng urged people to pray for the souls of death metal festival goers, the event organisers sarcastically thanked him for his prayers and invited him to the festival.

Plane mystery HAWAIANS set out on a quest to investigate the theory that American aviator Amelia Earhart survived her plane crash 75 years ago and died on a desert island.





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7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 9:00am Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Climbing Great Buildings 2:30pm 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 Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm May the Best House Win

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4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip On the final leg of the road trip Jonathan and Charles visit Blackpool, Morecambe and Kendal. 7:00pm Athletics 9:30pm First Night of the Proms 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Eddie Mair.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale A furious Marlon confronts Paddy and Rhona about their New Zealand plans. 8:30pm Coronation Street Ken faces his worst nightmare as he hunts for Peter. 9:00pm Grimefighters 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm Case Sensitive 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Batman Begins


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Is it love all - or game, set and match? I think the hotels win J

UST got back from a few days in London. I’d hoped to get lastminute tickets for Wimbledon but no such luck! In fact, whatever the grunts, groans and upsets on court, the real game changer for me turned out to be London hotels, and there are a couple of whinges that really soured the trip. Incidentally, if you’re not into whinges, skip this bit, go and make a cuppa or do the crossword and pop back later. Let’s start with my first gripe. You see, what I can't stand is when I arrive somewhere and the room isn't ready. I call housekeeping and it takes them three hours to get the room into shape. And I’m not thinking just about London here. This happens all over CHECKING-IN: After a long journey all you want to do is relax.

Breaking Views NORA JOHNSON Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers.

the world. Just imagine. You’ve been on a combination of planes, trains, coaches and camels for the last 24 hours. You're exhausted, sweaty and ravenous because you slept through the last (inedible) in-flight meal service. It’s 4.30pm local time. All you want is to check into your room, take that shower and either relax and get over jet lag or hit the road sightseeing. Your room, however, still looks as if a dozen six-year-olds have had a sleepover there. Hotels make a big deal of telling you check-in time is 3pm but no one cares. They’ll happily store your luggage for you as carefully as if it’s the newlydiscovered Higgs Boson ‘God particle’, though. Isn't that kind? Bless.

And my second gripe: checkout times. For all the dosh we pay, wouldn’t you think we could checkout later than 11am? Even though the next guests have been informed that check-in is 3pm, and the room certainly won’t be ready by then, we’re still kicked out early. It’s almost as if the hotel’s saying: thanks for staying with us, now **** off! And don’t get me started on London hotels doubling their prices pre-Olympics! So, in Samuel Goldwyn’s immortal words: “Include me out!” On a positive note, though, I noticed teenagers giving up seats to elderly passengers on buses and the tube. Who said the young only care about themselves? They could teach those hotels a lesson or two … So, love all to youth, but definitely game, set and match to hotels.

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The Spanish paper chase I

T is occasionally asked, what do you miss about Britain? True, Spain is behind on internet communications. Britain for me was highly satisfactory, so I miss cheap, efficient phone and online services. Otherwise there is a smoother flowing bureaucracy in Britain compared to papershuffling Spain. Whenever I sort something out with a UK government department, I find staff patient and helpful. Friends who have property interests in both Spain and the UK say Spain by comparison is their worst nightmare. When working in real estate, some nervous clients, before deciding to buy would mutter they would first do a little research. I pitied them. I know people who have been resident here for more than 30 years; they have run businesses and brought up their kids here. They still can’t figure it out. Winston Churchill, in 1939, described the Soviet Union as ‘a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma’. He might as easily be talking of Spanish bureaucracy.

Mike Walsh Mike Walsh. Based the Costa Blanca, international journalist, author and professional writer: ex-business assessment executive Guild of Master Craftsmen. European correspondent Boston Revolutionary Radio.

It is not Spain’s mindnumbing official procedures I find so tedious; it is that no one seems to know their *** from their elbow. Harassed clerks are powerless. If it says you jump through hoops you jump; there doesn’t have to be a reason. There is a reason actually. Think of the saying, ‘a camel is a horse designed by a committee’ and all becomes clear. Here, no one goes back to the drawing board. Faceless unelected jobsworths have little to do but tinker with rules and regulations. Someone thinks up a bright idea and slips it in. They haven’t the wit to see it impacts on related issues; anarchy results and everything comes grinding to a halt.

PAPERWORK: In Spain, bureaucracy is baffling. I recall their deciding that when buying property you personally present yourself at

dawn to some grim back street office. That’ll encourage Russia’s wealthy investors;

there was a quick back-track on that idiocy. A friend, now working in the UK, wrote to her bank to close her account. They didn’t of course. Asked to sort it, I called in. Without batting an eyelid the bank’s clerk told me my friend has to personally visit her Spanish bank. In another case, whatever papers my friend presented for his padron, it was never enough. One day that clerk was absent and he got his padron without many of the previously ‘essential’ documents. Social networking forums are a god-send, especially for expats trying to figure a way through a confusing maze. Here is a real enigma, Mr Churchill. Ask a forum’s well informed audience one question and you will get 10 different answers; unnervingly most of them are right. This is because, as my translator says, much depends on the clerk’s mood that day as to whether a piece of paperwork is necessary. Just smile and cross your fingers. Good luck!

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5:35am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am CITV 9:25am Saturday Cookbook 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm The Real Housewives of New York City Reality series following a group of affluent Manhattan housewives. 1:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 1:25pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 1:50pm Brewster's Millions 3:45pm Live and Let Die

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6:15pm Rugby League The latest action in the Rugby League. 8:30pm Dad's Army 9:00pm The Hollow Crown 11:00 pm QI 11:30pm TOTP2

6:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 6:15pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 6:30pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 7:00pm Primeval 8:00pm The Cube 9:00pm Superstar Auditions 10:00pm Nation's Favourite No.1 11:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:45pm Mad Mad World

6:00pm A Question of Sport 6:30pm Pointless 7:15pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:20pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:25pm Weather The latest weather information. 7:30pm Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 9:20pm The National Lottery: Secret Fortune High-tension game show. 10:10pm Casualty 11:00pm BBC News 11:15pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:20pm Mrs. Brown's Boys Comedy series about a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch. 11:50pm Live at the Apollo

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5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:15am The Hoobs 7:35am FIM Superbike World Championship 2012 8:05am British F3 8:30am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:55am The Morning Line Turf tips and news from the Channel 4 Racing team. 9:55am T4 on the Beach 2012 10:55am Love Shaft 11:30am New Girl 11:55am Revenge 12:55pm The Big Bang Theory 1:25pm Summer Daze with Blackberry 1:55pm The Simpsons 2:30pm Channel 4 Racing Today's programme offers a triple-header to savour.

Channel 5 7:25am City of Friends 7:40am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:15am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Family! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:55am Little Princess 9:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:50am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10am The Mr Men Show 10:25am Roary the Racing Car 10:40am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Movie Special 11:30am Animal Rescue Squad 11:45am Meerkat Manor 12:15pm Big Brother 1:15pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 2:20pm Murder Ahoy

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5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:35pm Come Dine with Me 6:05pm Come Dine with Me 6:35pm Come Dine with Me 7:05pm Channel 4 News 7:35pm 7:40pm Twilight 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:35pm Scary Movie

4:15pm Mcbride: The Doctor is Out, Really Out 5:55pm The Kentuckian 8:05pm 5 News 8:10pm NCIS 9:00pm NCIS 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm Awake


12:35am Arlington Road 2:25am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:55am Dead Boss 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:50pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Top Gear 10:00pm Good Will Hunting 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Live at the Electric 2:00am Dead Boss 2:30am Little Britain 3:00am Russell Howard's Good News 3:30am Coming Here Soon 4:25am Live at the Electric 4:55am Dead Boss 5:25am Irish Rappers Revealed

12:30am The Painted Veil 2:25am Summer Hours 4:05am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4 8:00pm The Blue Planet David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. 9:00pm Illuminations 10:00pm Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One 12:05am Top of the Pops: 1977 12:45am Wonders of the Solar System 1:45am The Horizon Guide to Senses 2:45am Illuminations The Private Lives of the Medieval Kings. 3:45am The Blue Planet More oceanic explorations, topped off with David Attenborough's masterful narration.

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4:40pm The Age of Innocence 7:00pm Burlesque 9:00pm The Bodyguard 11:15pm Sex and the City 2


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E are creatures of habit we humans. As much as we may like to think of ourselves as being spontaneous or free spirited we are tethered like goats to the everyday. Familiarity does not breed contempt, it breeds security. It is no genetic accident that we return time and time again to the place of our birth. Prehistoric man (and woman) wandered the globe in search of mammoth but they returned, like salmon Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an swimming upstream, to MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers their caves. (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). Even nomadic tribes move as a homogenous lump carrying their homes and the people they love with them. Religion was not embraced as a way to understand the world, but to make it seem safer, more familiar. The rituals of religion are habits. I have seen friends genuflect on passing churches and yet have not set foot in the house of God, except for weddings and funerals, since their holy communion. The habit of religion has stuck fast like God’s glue. Even the most atheistic of us believe we are being watched, that in some small way we will atone for our sins by contributing to charity or slinging Ritual or habit, what difference? the odd euro to a busker. It was Karl Marx who wrote that Early man realised that religion was ‘religion is the opiate of the masses,’ I’m the ultimate habit forming experience sorry Karl but you were wrong, it’s not and king and priest alike seized upon the religion per se but the comfort of need of humanity to conform thus familiarity and habit that most religions controlling subject and flock with provide that create a calming, subduing inflexible rules and rigid value systems. effect on the people.

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RITUALS OF RELIGION: It has a calming and subduing effect on people.

And before you communists get on your high horse, politics too offers its own rituals and habits. Political doctrines are no different in essence to the Bible in their rigid guidelines (although I have to say that Jesus’ ‘rules’ on how to lead a decent life are amongst the most liberal I have read). Stalin used this need to

conform to his advantage, of course the threat of Siberia and a violent death added that little extra incentive. Dictators, kings and queens have all understood the need to create habit forming rituals and behaviour in order to keep dissolution in check. Unfortunately, or fortunately for those of us of a less heroic bent, poets, artists and freedom fighters resent being told how to behave and so form their own ritualistic groups to defeat the despots. Ché Guevara had his own code of conduct as did Nelson Mandela, Rosa Luxemburg, La Pasionaria and Rosa Parks. . Interestingly enough early social reformists in Britain were from the Fabian Society, an organisation structured along similar lines to the Temperance movement, clean living and a healthy spiritual life. Thanks to Annie Besant, a devout exponent of Theosophy (a philosophy of life that encompasses many religions and ideals) young Match girls were finally given the right to a safe workplace and freedom from the debilitating condition known as ‘Phossy Jaw’. Finally, in a nod to feminism, it is widely accepted that the first real trade union action was by the Match girls from the Bryant and May factory in 1988 a full year before the general strike. You go girls!






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ENTERTAINING: Philip Ashley Sounds Familiar.

The Monte Pego Drama Festival THE fourth Monte Pego open air Drama Festival literally flew into action when high winds played havoc with sets and Showbiz actors situated high up in Benny Davis the Monte Pego Born into a theatrical family, Benny urbanisation majored in marketing, public relations and journalism before moving to the amphitheatre. Costa Blanca Nevertheless, the event, as in previous years, was a total success leaving the organisers already discussing plans for 2013. First off was Philip Ashley’s musical presentation ‘Sounds Familiar’ in which a Javea Players Poetry. cast of 27 dressed in black with fluorescent ties for the men and ‘Pashmina’ wraps for the ladies, sung, danced and tapped their way through a selection of well known and loved Broadway shows, leaving the audience breathless with appreciation. By direct contrast, eight members of the Javea Players relaxed the audience with comedic poetry from the varied works of John Betjeman, Roald Dahl, Spike Milligan, Pam Ayres and others. A great first night. Debbie Wallis and Chrissie Manning representing the Monte Pego Theatre Company braved the elements on the second night, raising lots of laughs playing two actresses bitching away through a Monte Pego The Proposal. summer season meeting on a promenade in ‘Theatrical Digs.’ in the garden (Candy Wright and Leigh This was followed by ‘Tangled Web’ Patterson) leaving poor old Allen crying in written and partially performed by Christine his beer. Horrigan. The final show of the Festival was Monte An ingenious script about a maintenance Pego Theatre Company adaptation of worker trying hard to follow computer Chekhov’s The Proposal. Billed as a instructions by utilising odd parts in place of comedy, but played more like a farce, Jeff an actual computer, mouse and pad. Corbett, Glenn Ingram, and Jane Corbett, The play kept the audience giggling perspiring under the weight of period sufficiently to encourage Christine and co- costumes, delighted the audience with this writer Jane Webb to collaborate more in wonderful piece of Russian theatre. the future. Jeff’s clowning was really appreciated The final evening saw a packed house and his ‘numb leg’, collapse on to the grass enjoy two extremely entertaining and dousing with water brought the house productions, Castle Theatre ‘Day of the down. Dog’ produced by Lee Walker, was set in a Thanks to sponsors: Club Monte Pego, pub garden, where sad husband Allen (Tony Lawley) whose wife had left him, was Restaurant Monte Pego and Lloyds Bank being comforted by his mates, Cliff and International. It is anticipated that in Maurice (Andy Crabb and Jim Sissens) excess of €1,300 will be donated to Lions Trouble was, they were more interested in International for the Children’s Drama chatting up two ‘birds’ sunning themselves Fund.



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Orba’s Corner Shop SINCE 1995, the ex-pat population in and around Orba have enjoyed the variety of ‘hard-to-get’ goods obtainable from the corner shop run by Julie Day and her daughter Georgina. Originally called Codayma, it was universally known as ‘Julie’s’ and enjoyed a reputation for quality items at competitive prices. However, it recently became apparent that the shop in the centre of Orba was inadequate for the size of the business, and consequently at the start of 2012, Julie relocated to larger premises with easy parking, which enabled better display facilities for her range of goods and a lighter more spacious environment for her customers. And so the

NEW PREMISES: Julie in her new, larger store. new Corner Shop was born. Now more like a supermarket than a small general store you can get anything from a wide range of greetings cards to pool chemicals, cookin-sauces to stationery, kitchen utensils to frozen kippers, batteries to a whole range of Englishbranded foodstuffs, pet food to English light bulbs, and the list goes on.

Need a card for cheap calls to UK, America, etc? No problem. Want to place adverts? Don’t know where to pick up your copies of the free English papers? You do now. But, and this is especially true in the current climate, people are becoming very price conscious and this is why Julie puts considerable effort into pricing her

stock at competitive levels, e.g. unbeatable chemical prices €17.99 for 5kg chlorine tablets, granules or 3in1; her prices are mostly cheaper than you’ll find in other establishments supplying English goods. After all, she wants you to come back and after 17 years in her supermarket, I think this proves it. The new Corner Shop is on Avenida Fontilles, 32B in Orba (from the large new roundabout on the Orba by-pass, turn in towards the town and the shop is situated about 150 metres on the lefthand side). The telephone number is 965 583 846, and opening hours are 9.30am-3pm Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am-1.30pm Saturdays. July and August opening hours are 9.30am-1.30pm.

The Spanish dictionary recognises ‘frikis’ STUDENTS of the Spanish language will be interested to learn that the Royal Spanish Academy Dictionary (RAE) has added 1,697 new words to reflect modern everyday usage. It acknowledges the existence of frikis (geeks), gayumbo (underpants) and canalillo (cleavage). Moving closer to the digital world, the RAE is also recognising los blogueros (bloggers) and tabletas (tablets), getting its head around espanglish (Spanglish) and embracing sociatas (Socialist Party supporters) and peperos (Popular Party supporters) alike. In the past, the RAE has received its fair share of criticism for the time it has taken to recognise certain words. Dario Villanueva, RAE secretary and co-ordinator says it might be because often words pass unnoticed as in the case of gayumbo and canalillo. The delay in incorporating the word friki

was because ‘it has come into force recently’. And espanglish? “It is a hybrid neologism from the United States that reflects linguistic reality. It wasn’t included in the 2001 dictionary because there wasn’t a sufficient critical mass.” He added: “The RAE does not promote words; it records what is established, what people use.

As for how long it takes to recognise or give the blessing to a new word, the deadline, or test period, is around five years to verify that it is not just a passing fad.



FRIKI: A new word to describe geeks.

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Life is a beach…

NCE upon a time, we were content with a plastic sun lounger, a Piña Colada, and a good book, but these days - it seems - one does not venture onto the beach without a cabana at some swish club, with Jose booked for a massage in the open air and David Guetta's latest pumping through the sound system. No rubber duckies to disguise the Michelin tyre here and all the spray tan in the world will not save you from the judging stares of Swedish-born Ulrica is a your fellow freelance journalist living in dayMallorca with her family. Her bedders. debut novel $Expat Wives is available on Amazon and iBooks. Nighttime clubbing is ULRICA MARSHALL so passé; ulrica welcome to the beach club. THE PLACE TO BE SEEN: Enjoy a In the name of serious journalism, I have recently gone deep undercover to sample just moment I succeed in obliterating a few of the hundreds across the my oblique tyre I, too, shall be Peninsula and the islands. All for donning my bikini and raffia you, dear readers. straw cowboy hat at this winning Blue Marlin: Delicious and Ibizan venue. eclectic menu, delectable Marbella Club: A relaxed, yet ambience and full of beautiful elegant club on the beach of this people bronzing and partying to top hotel; with a sumptuous spa top tunes. VIPs and mere at its side, it is easy to while mortals are allowed to tread in away the day here. the same sand, in stark contrast Mood Beach: Surely the to some of the other clubs. The hardest working beach club, with

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cocktail and sunbathe in the most fashionable beach clubs. more events and activities than you could shake a rhythm stick at. Striking distance from Puerto Portals, it is also a lunchtime favourite throughout the year even kids will enjoy this one, as they can pop over to the slide at Kali Beach next door should parental tanning become too tedious. Nassau Beach: The Portixol outpost is a smaller, but welcome

version of its all-encompassing Ibizan sister, which remains a destination beach club. As close as you can get to a Palma beach club, but really more of a glamorous restaurant with a few loungers thrown in for good measure. Nikki Beach: Strictly for those who believe that the credit crunch is a new type of breakfast cereal. It is a great spot to flex

your financial muscles, since even the VIP sections are tiered at this International club. It will no doubt be a huge success, even in the interesting new location of Magalluf. Puro Beach: One of the originals, although lazing in the Balearic sun is often reserved for its Palma hotel guests. Ticks all the boxes, but now faces stiff competition from the many newcomers. Roxy Beach. Not strictly a club, but it has an enchanted position on Playa Portals and the loungers are available with even the smallest bar order. A bit like 'Cheers' on the rocks - friendly faces and everybody knows your name. Just keep it a secret! Still loathe to splash out a bundle on the beach? How about opening your own little beach-, pool-or paddle-pool club? Dump a truck full of sand in your garden, stick your iPod in the dock and roll out those plastic sunloungers, then charge your friends an obscene amount of money for your efforts. Make the most of it, though, as they are unlikely to come again - even if you throw in a Piña Colada.

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ORE and more often women are turning to permanent cosmetics to enhance their natural beauty. “Permanent make-up is ideal for anyone who wants to look and feel great every day without having to spend hours in front of a mirror,” says Julie. “With permanent cosmetics you can have - all day and every day - larger looking eyes with eyeliner and thicker lashes or, fuller lips and give a younger looking mouth using permanent lip colour and lip liner. Perfectly shaped eyebrows that make your eyes look much bigger and your brow line smoother, in effect an instant eyelift without

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Using SPF15 in youth pays off CHILDREN and teenagers under the age of 18 may reduce their chances of developing skin growths by 78 per cent simply by using SPF15. According to a study conducted by the Spanish Society of Paediatric Hospitals and Primary Health Care, more than 90 per cent of skin cancer is found in areas that have been exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, including the face, neck, ears, forearms and hands. According to Manuel Merino, member of the Spanish Association for Primary Paediatric Care, skin cancer has been on the rise all over the world, though, generally, fair-skinned individuals are at a higher risk. Melanoma has increased 8 per cent among Europeans. Merino noted that it is the most common form of cancer in the Spanish population. Since being tanned is associated with modern beauty, it is not uncommon for people to ditch the sunscreen before a day at the beach. However, according to this study, by applying protection with SPF15 or more, especially during childhood years, many can avoid possibly harmful skin damage.

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‘No risk’ for shingles NEW investigations show that patients who take medication for autoimmune disease are not at a higher risk for herpes zoster (HZ), as some studies have suggested in the past. People affected by autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis may be relieved to learn that according to a new study, there is no increased risk of contracting HZ, also known as shingles, for those who have received a zoster vaccine. Formerly, medical professionals advised against people who fit into this category to receiving HZ vaccine since it was believed that they had a significantly higher risk of contracting the disease than people free of autoimmune disease. On the contrary, the man in charge of the investigation, Dr Jie Zhang from the University of Alabama, found that such individuals are at no more of a risk than the general population. The study consisted of taking a population of 463,541 autoimmune compromised patients and vaccinating 4 per cent (18,683) of them. At the end of the incubation period of 42 days, only one person came down with shingles. New data such as this has caused the medical world, and those affected by autoimmune disease, to reconsider recommendations regarding the HZ vaccine.

BETTER FOR YOU: Organically grown tomatoes valuable in nutrition.

Organic tomatoes full of goodness BARCELONA UNIVERSITY’S Natural Antioxidants Group have found out why organic tomatoes have more antioxidants and are healthier than alternatives. At the root of their study was a natural antioxidant found in vegetables, called polyphenol. This organic chemical is extremely valuable in nutrition. Polyphenol has been linked to prevention of cancer, degenerative disease and heart disease. Though it is common knowledge to some that organic fruits and vegetables are better, the study demonstrated why this is. The Journal of Agricultural and Food

Chemistry featured this study in which the investigative team worked with Daniela tomatoes to measure their polyphenol levels. “Organic agriculture eliminates the use of nitrogenous fertilisers, which forces plants to create and develop their own defence mechanisms, which result in the creation of more antioxidants,” explains study participant, Anna Vallverdu Queralt. The Barcelona University team intends to continue studies on antioxidants to further prove the notion that organic foods are better for human health.

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caused by laser hair removal can seriously endanger the health of those who use it excessively. Women who have applied too much of the cream, Emla, before their electrolysis sessions may be at risk of a condition called methemoglobinemia. It is characterised by the inability of red blood cells to correctly transport oxygen throughout the body.

Symptoms of this condition can be, but are not limited to, anxiety, irritability, increased heart rate and difficulty breathing. Often, individuals apply anaesthetic cream in a thick layer and covered in clear plastic wrap to ensure absorption, and exceed the recommended surface area. There have been 11 cases of this serious condition in Spain.

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FTEN I see patients who have been suffering with a long lasting problem. Mostly after menopause they experience an itching in the vulva area that is at its worst before going to bed. Sometimes they suffer from pain during intercourse which might be a result of adhesions of the vagina. Vaginal discharge may be a problem as well. Recurrent consultations with different doctors and trying vaginal ovules, antifungal creams or hormonal creams, have usually not lead to a relief of symptoms. Sometimes patients get referred to me by their GPs or come directly to me for a second opinion. After listening to the patient’s story, the expected diagnosis is often confirmed by gynecological examination. Lichen Sclerosus. It is very important, as an experienced gynecologist, to distinguish between other disorders like vulvodynia (a pain syndrome), vaginitis (infection), VIN (a cancer pre-stage), or even vulvar cancer. Less occurring are skin defects in the area, which usually needs referral to a dermatologist. At first extra tests are not necessary. Treatment normally exists of corticoid cream which suppresses the immune response. Although the cause of Lichen Sclerosus has not yet been found, the assumption is that it is probably some kind of autoimmune disease. The immune system

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that normally protects us from external agents, appears to attack the patient’s own skin. Next to the causal treatment a multidisciplinary approach with a physiotherapist and/ or sexologist, may be necessary. Patients with this Lichen Sclerosus can have a hypertonic pelvic floor (overactive muscle activity), which in itself may result in more problems. In a more advanced stage Lichen Sclerosus may result in adhesions that

would need surgical intervention. Unfortunately we know that this is not a permanent treatment and the disease may reoccur. One of the biggest problems with Lichen Sclerosus is the diagnostic delay. With this article I hope to raise awareness for this disease and help patients at an earlier stage. Dr Walter Van Harmelen, MD gynecologist. Clinica Moraira – Appointments on 966 490 707.

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Goodbye to dentures Many of my patients, when they first come to me, feel disheartened, thinking that their problem is unique and hard to solve. The options for giving new permanent teeth to people who have lost them, or who are going to lose them because they have deteriorated, are always the same. New fixtures need to be placed in the bone, because due to decay the teeth are useless. These fixtures are titanium dental implants. The teeth are later screwed to the fixtures, giving a natural look as if the teeth had had never been lost. Doctor, false teeth worry me, I want something permanent. There are advanced techniques to give people permanent dentures without the need of complicated bone insertion surgery. The patient comes with his old teeth or false teeth and leaves the same day with permanent teeth. This has been true for several years. Doctor, I have been told that I don’t have enough bone for implants, can anything be done?

This is the most common and worrying question people have. Before they even ask me, I have seen an x-ray of the mouth and can see if it has more or less bone. The general answer is that there are very few people who can’t have implants because of their lack of bone structure. And in extreme cases, we can add artificial bone to solve the problem. Tell me doctor, does it hurt? I’m scared. We must remember this is surgery. The implantation of a single implant in most cases is not at all painful. If we are talking about a complete permanent denture, there will be some noticeable discomfort, but nothing too bad. To reduce this discomfort to a minimum, we always recommend immediate fixture of provisional dentures, which noticeably improve post-operative effects. We can always carry out guided surgery. Templates are created by computer, which mark the exact spot where the implants will be placed, so there is no need for a scalpel. This is known as minimally invasive surgery. For people who are very anxious or extended

Left, diagram of how the denture is fixed. Above, the final result. The denture has a totally natural appearance and is completely permanent.

surgery, we recommend carrying out conscious sedation which makes the patient relaxed throughout the procedure. Is the treatment expensive? There are solutions for all budgets. The most expensive part of the treatment is the fixed denture. Depending on the type of material used, it will cost more or less (always with top quality materials). Therefore, a resin denture will not cost the same as one made of porcelain. The important thing is to let the Dental

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MUSCOVY ducks have inspired Helen Kendall Smith to write a series of children’s books capturing the magic of these amusing creatures. The stars are Helen’s own ducks, whose antics she has captured on camera. These photographs are the key element, telling in pictures and rhymes how these quirky characters spend their days. “The Muscovy is the total

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) As you are in the middle of a plan, it would be a shame to stop now. Yes, I realise that you have given it lots of time and thought. Even so, the events midweek bring a new perspective. Your involvement in something entirely different may be brought to bear on your current situation. Killing two birds with one stone comes to mind.Be efficient by approaching the problem from a novel angle.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Something has come to your attention and, quite frankly, you donʼt understand what is going on. It is possible that, if you donʼt react, the situation will just go away. Equally, you may want to influence the outcome and fear that it will not be to your advantage. That is fine so long as you really do try and get all the facts first.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) You seem to be in a ʻploddingʼ situation that is starting to cause you some irritation. That is all that it is though, irritation. See it as a big dilemma and it throws up all sorts of anxieties. Letʼs not go there. I am sure that there are lots of things that your mind and body can work on while you wait.

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: You are not so much in the mood to be practical are you? A lot is going on that you are really happy about but you do not seek perfection. Be aware that if no one seeks it then it will cease to exist for appreciation. Do your part in the months ahead to improve your own lot.

You are being shown a great deal of affection which may be taken for granted. Even you are capable of putting peopleʼs backs up. As you dislike making enemies, I suggest that

opposite of the classic tale about an ugly duckling turning into a beautiful bird,” says Helen. “They are beautiful ducklings which develop into large birds, with red lumps on their faces.” The aim of Muscovy Mansion is

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Don't ask a question unless you want to be told the truth this weekend. Go on, youʼre a big person and you can take it. How can you not go ahead having come this far? Of course, you could change your mind and just walk away.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

As you try to control someone elseʼs life, it could be that your own is slipping past you. Have you recently given up on a relationship or job that you dearly would have loved?

By deciding now that you will not rise to the bait on a certain matter you are taking the best option. Much as you would like to confront someone head on, it is possible that this is just what they want you to do. Be a little bit canny here.

Sometimes you wonder why people make promises when they find them so hard to keep. However, losing your temper with someone midweek will not help at all because the person you are dealing with is not very sensitive. Patience will pay off and, by the weekend, a weight will have been lifted from your mind.

Are you still in a very positive frame of mind? Okay, then. It is time to decide what is to be done about that problem. If you really canʼt see a way round this then seek help. Even if you donʼt agree with the reply, you will feel that you have made a step in the right direction.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

Just joking An elderly couple were watching TV when the husband started thinking about death. “Honey,” he said to his wife, “I want you to promise me, that if there comes a time when I am dependent on machines and bottled fluid, you’ll put an end to it.” “No problem,” she replied, and got up and poured his beer down the drain.

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.

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Itʼs not so difficult this week to get exactly what you want. Being sure is another matter, however. There are plenty of people who will cast doubts on where you are going and what you are aiming for. What do they know? Be guided by facts this week, certainly not by the opinions of others.

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1. Which nine-letter word means ‘to arrest (someone) for a crime’? 2. Which 10-letter word means ‘to do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity’? 3. Which eight-letter word means ‘a sum of money paid regularly (typically annually) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits (or reserves)? 4. Which six-letter word means ‘to cause to cover a wider area’? 5. Which five-letter word means ‘a cruel, wicked and inhuman person’? 6. Which six-letter word means ‘to have in mind as a purpose’? 7. Which six-letter word means ‘to cause to feel resentment or indignation’? 8. Which nine-letter word means ‘to push for something’ or ‘to express a good opinion of’? 9. Which seven-letter word means ‘a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or as expenses to a clergyman, teacher or public official’? 10. Which nine-letter word means ‘to be or go beyond the range or limits of (a field of activity or conceptual sphere)’?


Somehow you seem to be going every which way round a situation but getting nowhere. Rather than burn yourself out and fray your nerves, just stay still. At the end of the day, someone else wants to solve this dilemma as much as you do. When they see that you have stopped bothering, maybe they will start.



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ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

Are you being asked to open your heart? What are you most afraid of about that? On the other hand, what would the rewards be if you did? Sometimes, we have to take a

Miguel Indurain,

Born July 16, 1964, is a Spanish cyclist and considered one of the worldʼs best, having won the Tour de France five years in a row (19911995). Miguel was second-born in a family of five children in Villava, Navarra. At nine years old he rode his first bicycle. When it was stolen two years later, Miguelʼs father bought him a racing bike. At 18, he was the youngest cyclist to win the Spanish amateur national road championship. He earned the nickname ʻMiguelonʼ or ʻBig Miguelʼ due to his 1.88 metre, 80 kilo frame.

chance that others will not let us down or, at least that if they do, they will let us down gently.

you take a little more time with family and loved ones. Perhaps you were recently asked to be part of a group activity but did not have the inclination?

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)



MARTIN, a skilled and ruthless mercenary is on a hunt in the Tasmanian wilderness for a supposedly extinct tiger. His anonymous employer wants the tiger’s genetic material, so Martin poses as a scientist. On his journey he meets a family, whose father has gone missing. While Martin grows closer to the family, he is confronted with unexpected dangers, complicating his fatal mission.

twofold – to help instil in youngsters a love of reading and to show the affection this breed of ducks can inspire. ‘Not a Real Turtle’. This is a hilarious tale of curiosity on the part of the ducks. A large parcel arrives at Muscovy Mansion and they have no idea what it is. What a lovely surprise awaits them when they finally discover what the contents are.








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


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

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 1 You and I are after Buzz for compost (5) 4 There is a sharp knife is in the ambulance today (6) 9 Club keeps memory in knots (7) 10 Princess cross over the delay taken in adding on an extra room to the palace (5) 11 Predict socialist to hold American capital (4) 12 Lower and leave stranded (3-4) 13 Used to be found in Washington DC (3) 14 If a mother is involved with a criminal group (5) 16 Up to unlit broadcast (5) 18 Games without me will result in idle chit-chat (3) 19 Voluntarily avoid this beaten up RAF bore (7) 20 Reel back with a lascivious look on one's face (4) 23 Places for members to socialise where suits are required? (5) 24 Organised midshipman and a canine for a small boat (7) 25 Get involved with broken spinet (4-2) 26 Get a kick at the end of day from the spoils taken (5) Down 1 Urdu, hmm! Confused? No, boring (7) 2 City made from bits of Meccano (5) 3 Marine mammal left under the ocean (4) 5 A staunch representation of bear's breeches (8) 6 Associate with a regal spouse (7) 7 Tin containing bull meat is a

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English.

2 Smooth (skin, hair) (5)

8 Sello (Correos) (5)

3 Aplausos (8)

11 Lethal (5) 14 Granos (en la piel) (5) 16 Planchas (utensilios)

5 Búho (3) 6 Gold (metal, commodity, currency) (3) 7 Surname (8)


12 Piece (fragment) (5)

17 Lirio (4)

13 Perdedor (5)

18 Color (6)

14 Sun (3) 15 Aceite (3)

Co d e B r e a ke r pollutant (5) 8 Sleek backing for the under parts in boat-building (5) 13 Support for aquatic recreation? It wreaks havoc! (5-3) 15 In favour of music making a lot of money (7) 17 Confused Clare in New York was a victim of petty theft (7) 18 Keeps a tight hold on one's bags (5) 19 Concentrate on central point (5) 21 Muse of love gets to the centre of the copper atom's heart (5) 22 Ignore cooked buns (4)

26 Apartments (5) 27 Outshine (7) 29 Drench (4) 30 Foundation (5) Down 1 Ring (6) 2 Strong emotion (5) 3 Pose (3) 5 Vacuum (9) 6 Merchandising (7) 7 Generous or forgiving (11) 8 Reluctant (5) 13 Indigestion (9) 17 Maybe (7) 19 Faux pas (5) 21 Except if (6) 24 Snares (5) 28 Weep (3)



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1. Unscramble the name of a famous British radio and television presenter and actor: LOANS PRISON CASH 2. Unscramble the name of a traditional English dessert (two words): MEETS SON

1 Same (5)

4 Elbow (4)

10 Ear (anatomical) (5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across 1 Expected, 5 Plea, 9 Portend, 10 Adore, 11 Dine, 12 Protest, 15 Tester, 16 Enigma, 19 Trolley, 21 Flat, 24 Haven, 25 Scooter, 26 Pill, 27 Pardoned. Down: 1 Expedite, 2 Parents, 3 Crew, 4 Elders, 6 Lions, 7 Awed, 8 Ratting, 13 Telling, 14 Battered, 17 Gelatin, 18 Red sea, 20 Revel, 22 Chap, 23 Bold. QUICK - Across: 1 Cosset, 4 Press, 9 Afterward, 10 Ape, 11 Gaudy, 12 Extreme, 14 Pass, 16 Pest, 21 Entitle, 23 Surge, 24 Rob, 25 Grenadine, 26 Faith, 27 Depend. Down: 1 Change, 2 Satsuma, 3 Early, 5 Rod, 6 Shame, 7 Eager, 8 Fever, 13 Tip, 15 Set, 17 Surmise, 18 Learn, 19 Deter, 20 Legend, 22 Tibia, 23 State, 25 Get.

ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Eats, 3 Shops, 8 Perhaps, 9 Axe, 10 Niece, 11 Odiar, 12 Ajo, 13 Anillos, 14 Dolls, 15 Este. Down: 1 Esponjas, 2 Terremoto, 4 Historia, 5 Platillos, 6 Baseball, 7 Detrás de.



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Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (TOWARD) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.


Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coldridge (17721834) English poet and co-founder of the Romantic Movement in England.

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 7 represents F and 14 represents M, so fill in F every time the figure 7 appears and M 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.

Cherry Course Endure Enters Leaned Months Nearer Reacts Recede Refuge Rested Resume Severe Steeds Stench Strong Toward (10) Whiten Writer

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Mallow, 2 Rifles, 3 Reader, 4 Rulers, 5 Reeled, 6 Stormy, 7 Clause, 8 Roamed, 9 Labour, 10 Crease, 11 Threat, 12 Rouble, 13 Aflame, 14 Humour, 15 Lemurs, 16 Barons, 17 Arouse, 18 Belief, 19 Smites









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Channel 4

5:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm You've Been Scammed 1:13pm BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Stuck on Shemountain 8:55am The League of Super Evil 9:10am Frankenstein's Cat 9:20am Pet Squad 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Climbing Great Buildings 2:30pm 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 Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Drive to Buy

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Babies in the Office 9:00pm Coast 10:00pm Line of Duty 11:00pm Twenty Twelve 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Britain's Secret Treasures 9:00pm Love Your Garden 10:00pm Superstar Live 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

4:00pm Regional News All the latest local news. 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:20pm Diddy Dick and Dom 4:35pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 5:30pm Livingstone: Serious Explorers Seven young explorers relive the legend of Dr David Livingstone. 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 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 Turn Back Time 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Imagine...

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5:25am St. Elsewhere 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am Sali Mali 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss USA 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm You Deserve This House 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:40pm Gok Cooks Chinese 2:10pm The Fighting Seabees

7.15am The Hoobs

11:30pm Newsnight

Channel 5


7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 8:55am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Milkshake! Show Songs 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed For 24 years, Margaret Dugdall has run Castle Lodge Hotel in Felixstowe to exacting standards. 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Beauty and the Beast: The Ugly Face of Prejudice Twenty-one-year-old glamour model Holly Kent meets 27-year-old Nelly Shaheen. 10:00pm Gordon Behind Bars 11:00pm Accused: The 74 Stone Babysitter The story of one of the most incredible murder trials America has witnessed.

4:15pm Too Late to Say Goodbye Drama. A woman who suspects her husband of having an affair turns to the internet for solace. Events take a tragic turn when she is misled by a man she meets online. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours Desperate Sonya encourages Toadie to find a way to legally keep Troy away. Tash struggles to catch up on the study she has missed, forcing her to reluctantly ask Ed for help. Ed uses blackjack to demonstrate probability. 7:00pm Home and Away Ruby begs Casey not to tell anyone about their kiss. He says he will keep quiet. 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm The Hotel Inspector Documentary series. 9:00pm Half Built House Documentary series. 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

12:05am True Stories 1:40am Random Acts 1:45am Bank of Dave 2:40am British Gas Great Swim 3:35am KOTV Boxing Weekly 4:05am Sailing A close look at the America's Cup World Series match race finals from Newport, Rhode Island, USA. 4:30am FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour 5:25am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 5:30am Mobil 1 The Grid

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Banged Up Abroad 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am Nick's Quest 5:20am Wildlife SOS 5:45am Wildlife SOS

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BBC2 12:45am London River 2:05am Weatherview 2:10am The Fruit and Veg Market: Inside New Spitalfields 3:10am The Men Who Made Us Fat Around the world, obesity levels are rising. 4:10am Food Factory Stefan Gates reveals the secrets of supermarket food by making his own from scratch. 4:40am Great British Menutt5:40am BBC News

BBC3 6:00am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:45pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Can Anyone Beat Bolt? 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Live at the Electric 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Can Anyone Beat Bolt? 2:25am Live at the Electric 2:55am Russell Howard's Good News 3:25am Irish Rappers Revealed 4:10am Don't Tell the Bride 5:05am Is Football Racist?

12:20am Shakespeare Uncovered 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am True Stories

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Talking Landscapes, the Pembrokeshire Coast 9:00pm Britain Through a Lens: The Documentary Film MOB 10:00pm The Horizon Guide to Ageing 11:00pm The Race That Shocked the World 12:00am Hotel Deluxe 1:00am Talking Landscapes, the Pembrokeshire Coast 1:30am Britain Through a Lens: The Documentary Film MOB 2:30am The Race That Shocked the World 3:30am The Horizon Guide to Ageing

12:10am Police Academy The comic misadventures of a group of inept police recruits. 1:50am Jackpot247 4:00am Golden Balls 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Crash Test Dummies 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 10:00pm Trollied

10:30pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm U.S. Marshals 1:30am Road Wars 2:55am My Pet Shame 3:55am It's Me or the Dog USA 4:45am Customs 5:35am Airline


12:55am Cyrus 2:35am 40 Days and 40 Nights


5:35am Death Becomes Her 7:25am Wild Target 9:10am Blackball 10:50am Marmaduke 12:25pm The Out-of-Towners 2:00pm Paul 3:50pm Your Highness

5:40am Jaws 2 7:40am The Longest Day 10:40am Johnny Mnemonic 12:25pm The 13th Warrior 2:15pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon

5:40pm When in Rome 7:25pm Marmaduke 9:00pm Paul 10:45pm Your Highness

4:50pm Skyline 6:30pm The 13th Warrior 8:15pm Resident Evil: Afterlife 10:00pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon

12:35am Women in Trouble 2:20am Blackball 4:05am The Out-of-Towners 5:45am When in Rome

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am The Lost Valentine 7:00am Bird on a Wire 9:00am Cocktail 10:55am Rio Special 11:25am Secretariat 1:30pm An Invisible Sign 3:15pm Sweet Home Alabama


5:10pm The Company Men 7:00pm Bend It Like Beckham 9:00pm How Do You Know 11:00pm Sweet Home Alabama

5:40pm When in Rome With Josh Duhamel & Kristen Bell

12:35am Skyline 2:15am Resident Evil: Afterlife 3:55am Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

TCM 6:00am Phone Call From a Stranger 7:50am Gunsmoke 8:50am The High Chaparral 9:50am Murder in Three Acts 11:40am Bridge to the Sun 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm Imitation General 5:40pm How the West Was Won 8:40pm Zorro Rides Again 10:00pm Mystic River 12:35am Feeling Minnesota 2:25am Chandler

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4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Regional News All the latest local news. 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:20pm Diddy Dick and Dom 4:35pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 5:30pm HH: Gory Games 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Fake Britain 9:00pm DIY SOS The Big Build Nick Knowles and the team work on another large scale building project. 10:00pm Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm National Lottery Midweek Draws 11:45pm Have I Got Old News for You

12:15am Great British Islam 12:45am D.O.A. 2:15am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:20am Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones 3:20am Fake Britain Dominic Littlewood investigates scams across the U.K. 4:05am Great British Menu 5:05am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:05am Is Football Racist? 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:50pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Free Speech 10:00pm Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 11:00pm Olympic's Most Amazing Moments 1:00am Family Guy 1:20am Family Guy 1:40am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 2:40am Can Anyone Beat Bolt? 3:40am Dead Boss 4:10am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:40am Live at the Electric 5:10am Can Anyone Beat Bolt?

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5:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm You've Been Scammed 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

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Channel 5

6:00am True Stories 7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Stuck on Shemountain 8:55am The League of Super Evil 9:10am Frankenstein's Cat 9:20am Pet Squad 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm Angus 1:50pm Lifeline 2:00pm Climbing Great Buildings 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

4:50am 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 The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions.1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel Gino D'Acampo and Melanie Sykes present the live lunchtime show with fun, food, celebrity guests and chat. Today they are joined by Martin Kemp. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Drive to Buy

6:00am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 6:05am British F3 The Cooper Tires British F3 International Series heads to Germany’s Norisring for the first time. 6:30am Ironman 2012 7:00am Ge Canary Wharf Triathlon 7:30am The Treacle People 7:40am The Hoobs Tula has knocked over Groove's tray of hooboblubbers. 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim Cheryl cajoles Jim into attending a disastrous cooking class. 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss USA 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm You Deserve This House 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:35pm Gok Cooks Chinese 2:05pm Sainsbury's London 2012 2:10pm Quentin Durward

4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train. 8:00pm Coast A journey around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today. 8:30pm Tatton Flower Show 9:00pm Restoration Home Crumbling, ancient houses are brought back to life by passionate owners as they restore and convert them into striking 21st century homes. 10:00pm In Their Own Words The Riots. 11:00pm The Culture Show Topical magazine programme which features the best arts and culture stories of the last week. 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Britain's Secret Treasures 10:00pm Superstar Live 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

4:10pm A Trick of the Mind 4:10pm Countdown 6:00pm 5 News at 5 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Four in a Bed 7:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:30pm 5 News 7:00pm The Simpsons 8:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 7:30pm Hollyoaks 9:00pm World's Fastest Train Ash desperately tries to gain access to Silas at the 10:00pm NCIS psychiatric hospital. 11:00pm Big Brother 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 9:00pm Supersize v Superskinny 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm The Wrestlers 10:00pm

12:20am Golf Open Preview 12:50am The Secret History of Our Streets 1:50am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am 3, 2, 1 Go!: Key Stage 3

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1977 9:00pm The Comet's Tale 10:00pm Girl with a Pearl Earring 11:30pm Secret Lives of the Artist, Vermeer 12:30am The Comet's Tale 1:30am Borgen 2:30am Top of the Pops: 1977 3:00am Storyville Series showcasing the best in international documentaries. 4:00am Secret Lives of the Artist, Vermeer

5:45am Wildlife SOS 6:10am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 8:55am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist



US crime drama series. The NCIS team chase every possible lead when the latest victim of the Port-to-Port killer turns out to be someone with personal ties to the team.

12:10am Goodwood Festival of Speed 1:05am Jackpot247 3:10am Vertigo 5:20am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Pokerstars The Big Game is a high-stakes cash game with a twist. 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Nick's Quest Roving naturalist Nick Baker journeys around the world in search of rare and endangered species. 5:25am Wildlife SOS 5:45am Wildlife SOS

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am The Killing 1:05am Summer Daze with Blackberry 1:35am Ibiza Rocks 1:50am Wakestock Festival 2:45am Spotlight 2:55am The Good Natured 3:05am Marina and the Diamonds 3:15am Strings 4:50am St. Elsewhere

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Crash Test Dummies 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Emergency with Angela Griffin 10:00pm Spy 10:30pm The Cafe 11:00pm The Good Guys 12:00am Cop Squad 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Costa Del Street Crime 2:55am My Pet Shame 3:55am It's Me or the Dog USA 4:45am Customs 5:35am Airline

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:45am When in Rome 7:25am Tommy Boy 9:10am Dragnet 11:00am Analyze

7:40pm Master and Commander Starring Russell Crowe

That 12:45pm Top Secret 2:25pm Gulliver's Travels 4:00pm 30 Minutes or Less 5:30pm The Truth About Cats and Dogs 7:15pm Analyze That 9:00pm Gulliver's Travels 10:30pm 30 Minutes or Less 12:00am Harlem Nights 2:00am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 3:45am Tommy Boy 5:30am Dragnet

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:15am The Kid 6:10am Secretariat 8:20am Cleopatra 12:20pm Chasing 3000 2:05pm Serious Moonlight 3:35pm The Romantics 5:15pm Letters to Juliet 7:10pm She's Out of My

League 9:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:00pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 12:50am I Am You 2:45am Captain America 35mm Special 3:00am The Butcher's Wife

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 7:10am Super 8 35mm Special 7:40am Tracker 9:35am Bad Girls 11:25am I Am Number Four 1:25pm Fast Five 3:40pm The Other Guys 5:40pm Sanctum 7:40pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 10:00pm Fast Five 12:15am The Other Guys 2:05am The Thing 4:00am The Delta Force

TCM 6:00am Imitation General 7:30am Gunsmoke 8:35am The High Chaparral 9:35am How the West Was Won 12:25pm Zorro Rides Again 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral 4:00pm Cast a Giant Shadow 6:45pm The Wings of Eagles 8:45pm The Pearl of Death 10:00pm Blown Away


12:25am The Specialist 2:25am Mail Order Bride 3:50am Teleshopping

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Attention games


OW many times have you been sat down, intent upon a programme or news bulletin on the television, when suddenly your arm is forced in the air by your dog wanting to be stroked? In most cases we respond immediately, partly because if we don’t, we know that the dog will persevere and interrupt our viewing, and partly because we don’t want the dog to think that we don’t want to show him any affection. If truth were known, we are flattered by the display of affection that the dog has shown us. What is actually happening is the dog has decided WHO is going to stroke him or her, WHEN they will get stroked, and HOW LONG the



Setting a trend

WHEN I left my dog Toby with some friends while I was away in the UK I never expected that he would discover fashion or that I would come back to find him in a ‘sombrero’ and neckerchief. Charles Jacklin, Alhaurin el Grande Submit fun pet pictures to, in as high a resolution as possible. Please include name of the pet, your full name, where you live and if relevant a couple of lines to explain the circumstances of the photo. Due to space restrictions not all submissions will be used.

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interaction will go on for. If you called your dog over to you during the evening, it is quite possible that you would get a look, a stretch and a groan, but other than that no other response. You smile and probably take the view that you let sleeping dogs lie.

STROKE ME: A nudge on the arm gets the desired attention.

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GEM OF A RESTAURANT: Dilli with husband and wife Gaurav and Shama. Advertising Feature

Authentic Nepali food at Base Camp By Paul Deed WE all know curries – it’s our national dish – but not many of us have savoured the delights of authentic Nepali food. Now we can, at Base Camp restaurant just outside Calpe, on the Moraira road you’ll find (as well as all of your favourite currys) a little bit of the Himalayas in this friendly gem of a place. I’ve been to the Himalayas. It’s different, the cuisine is different and so are the people. The Nepalese are a warm friendly nation, influenced heavily by their mostly Buddist culture. They are superb hosts and cooks! Base Camp’s owners are husband Gaurav (from Katmandu) and wife Shama

(originally from Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas), together with Dilli (Nepalese too) their superb chef they run the Base Camp. Dilli was a top chef in India for 10 years before moving to Spain and for the last 18 months they have been building a reputation for fantastic cooking at Base Camp. Kormas, Tandooris, Baltis, you name it Base Camp does it, and all with fresh herbs and spices. Try the specialities, Base Camp Mashalum Chicken Tikka with a special spicey sauce, Himalayan herbs and minced meat. Gaurav imports his herbs direct from Nepal – you can’t get them in Spain, one called Kasoori Methi is a type of fenugreek; Lamb Labab - cubed lamb with cream, Nepali herbs and red and green

peppers. Delicious! Or Chicken Tilanjali, with sesame, spicey sauce and fresh coriander, it’s brilliant! The list goes on and it’s all a taste explosion! You’ve likely not tasted anything quite like delicious Nepali cuisine before. Base Camp does daytime menu for €10, starter, main, rice and a drink and if you like wines, Gaurav does too! He’s got a cracking house wine called Azabache, and he prides himself on his wine list. All specially selected – there’s nothing ordinary about Base Camp. If you never get to the Nepal, or India, you can have the best of both worlds just outside Calpe, km 1 on the Calpe-Moraira road, next to the Bed Centre. Telephone 965 831 835.


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THE KATHMANDU Nepali-Indian Restaurant & Takeaway


(different selection) Served daytime & evening 13.50€ Starter, selection of main courses. inc. rice, side dish & Naan. Ice-cream or Coffee. Eat al fresco on the terrace

Takeaway a la carte Menu only with 10% discount Parking Available Open 7 days 12pm-3.30pm 6pm-late CLOSED MONDAY LUNCH Ctr. Moraira-Calpe No.144 Bajo, Moraira. Nr. Eurogym Tel: 96 649 2436 (Everest, Calpe – sister restaurant)




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Visit La Tasca Les Fonts


T La Tasca Les Fonts, just outside Benitachell, everything is different. The owner, Betty is an institution in the area, having ran eight restaurants/bars for more than 36 years in Spain (all successfully!) she decided to open a restaurant in the Les Fonts urbanization in Benitachell – in a wooden chalet! Two years later, after much wrangling with the local council, and the restaurant opened December last year; her dream was realised. Within a short space of time, and now the restaurant is a roaring success! Betty herself is a chef who trained in France – she has her own recipe book! – as is her new young chef. Betty has a life long love for good food, “Basic good French cooking Bistro style,” she says. Tasca means tavern in Valenciano, and the wooden chalet structure gives the feel of such. Outside there are two petanque courts, a kids play area and great views. Dogs are welcome – it’s how it’s done in France. You’ll find great food at

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SUCCESS: The wooden chalet is the cosy location. very reasonable prices, with lunchtime Menu del Dia at €9.95. Typical (last week) was (everything is homemade!) Soup/Russian salad/spinach with blue cheese sauce/small pasta carbonara special salad. Main courses are: Boeuf Bourgignon/Pasta Carbonara/Fish cakes and salad/Quiche, all served with fresh vegetables. Desserts range from ‘Oranges in caramel and brandy/chocolate brownie/apple crumble/strawberry parfait. A drink is included, also bread and alioli. “We change it weekly,” says Betty. A la carte? Try the chicken breast stuffed with homemade pate,

wrapped in bacon and served in a red wine and brandy jus with a timbale of fresh seared vegetables" (€9), or the lambs liver on a bed of mash in a red wine sauce with bacon €7 (this is really a work of art!!). They also do a fantastic shared platter for two for only €10,95. There’s an evening menu for €12.50 incorporating platters with a starter menu and dessert and half a bottle of wine. Yes! Everything is homemade even the naans in the Indian feast menu. See the website for more info, or call 609 477 476

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obtained a copy of our cerebral book Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style. The terrace was a mass of colour and perfume and summer vegetables and

herbs could be eaten daily and cooling infusions drunk. Fortunately the friend had taken to heart the advice we emphasised in the book including the seasonal calendar included for the summer that summarises what needs doing to get the best out of flowering plants, evergreen plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables and gives ideas for timely projects. We extract some of the highlights for readers. Flowering plants – Many can be grown if you select according to their planned placement in full sun, semishade and shade. A good illustrated selection is

included in the book. 1. Use the blind to shelter plants from the hot sun except for those that love the sun such as succulents and cacti. 2. Double or even treble watering compared to June. 3. Deadhead as flowers die to stimulate follow on flowering buds and flowers. 4. Mist spray plants in the early evening. 5. Watch out for pest and fungi problems and spray ecologically as soon as anything unwanted appears. The aforementioned book includes eco solutions for the pest problems you are likely to meet.


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Many plants are thriving despite the hot summer. Evergreen plants 1. Mist spray leaves fortnightly and clean leaves with a beer and milk solution monthly. 2. Watch out for mealy bugs and scale and treat ASAP. 3. Watch out for drooping and falling leaves that could indicate under watering. 4. Watch out for the yellowing of leaves and white rings around the bottom of the trunks that could indicate overwatering.

Herbs 1. Ensure compost does not dry out. 2. Harvest herbs regularly to stimulate new growth. 3. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use all the Make the best of your terrace new growth, harvest it and dry or freeze for winter use in containers. 1. Thin out excessive or hang up bunches for decoration and the growth of grape and kiwino aromatherapeutic effect. vines. 4. Move plants that were 2. Spray trees and vines in full sun in the spring to monthly with a semi-shade. neem/propolis mix. Fruit growing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many 3. Double or even triple can be grown successfully the watering.

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garden. 4. Give a monthly general feed. 5. Thin out fruit to increase size of those left on the trees. (c) Clodagh and Dick Handscombe July 2012.

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•THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club – friendly and relaxed – meet Thursday 1.30pm6pm at Bar Tormos, Orba Valley. Call 966 404 533.

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday Services-Holy Communion in eight locations: See www.costablanca-anglican

•ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION meet for lunch on the second Thursday of the month at various restaurants in the Jalon Valley. Call 966 474 532.

•BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303.

•AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401. •AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Benidorm – don’t suffer alone through another person drinking – Call 634 758 539. •HELP INTERNATIONAL Benidorm meetings. •RBL BENIDORM and district branch covers from Polop to Villajoyosa at different locations for social meetings, day trips, excursions or meals. Membership: 695 605 129. Secretary: 966 860 735. •XABIA RUGBY CLUB: Juniors meet at 7pm; Seniors at 8pm. Call 688 640 092. •TORMOS, Orba Valley, International Bridge and Social Club meet at Restaurant Tormos, 1.45pm. 966 404 533.


•CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am: 965 835 502 or www.calpechristian . •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF

•ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP Costa Blanca North weekly lunch meeting at Los Leones restaurant 1.15pm. Call 965 795 421 the Wednesday before. www. •AUCTIONS FOR AECC. Items for donation wanted. Call 965 319 929 or 688 238 879. •GANDIA Area Social Club Petanca: Call 962 852 828. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •TENNIS GROUP meet Tuesday and Friday mornings at Toscamar, Javea. Call 966 473 301.

GLORY CHURCH: Sundays 10.30am at the Europa Building, Avda del Pino. •ERMITA CHURCH, Javea – Father Robin Carter 965 771 792. •HOLY EUCHARIST at Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Calpe: Sundays 10.30am. 678 787 509 or bill.ingram@angliac3.demon. •JAVEA EVANGELICAL CHURCH – Pastor Clive Read 669 386 702. •JAVEA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH, Pastor John Hansford,

Call 965 889 187. •JACARANDA MORAIRA CHARITY AUCTION first and third of month at 1.30pm. Exchange unwanted goods for cash; one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Call 965 743 292 to book your goods in.

SUNDAY • AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401.



•JALON VALLEY MUMS AND T O T S C L U B at the Town Hall 10.15am-12pm. Call 639 326 135

•COMPUTER CLUB in Alfaz del Pi:


WALKERS: There will not be any more walks until October 3 coinciding with their 25th anniversary.

Sundays 10.30am at Javea Players Studio, Calle del Cronista Francisco Figueres Pacheco, Javea. Tel: 965 794 624 •MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222.

• QUIZ NIGHT and buffet last Wednesday of month at Restaurant Paraiso in Parcent to raise funds for Emaus children’s home in Altea. Email david

•SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Alfaz del Pi: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm. Call 966 878 469.

•BENIDORM INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB: Call 690 300 166. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387.

•THE KINGS CHURCH Benissa English Sunday service, 11am: www.

T A N S : Visit the website: •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •JAVEA STAMPS & POSTCARD CLUB meet second and fourth Monday of month at L’Ancora Tennis Club at 10am. All welcome. 965 795 499 or 608 765 245. •ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meet the second Monday of month: Call 966 430 215 or visit the website •U3A Marina Baixa meet fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at

the Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.

TUESDAY •AUCTIONS FOR AECC (donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879.

•GARDENING CIRCLE: First Wed of month in Moraira. Call 966 498 681. •INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB Benidorm: Call 690 300 166. •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs 965 793 413.

•CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park: Call 965 796 846.

•PERKY PENSIONERS, Jalon, 2.30pm-4.30pm: 652 584 272.

•JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413.

Coming Up

•MALE VOICE CHOIR Teulada: Call 965 744 577.

•NEXT Antique collectors fair at Salon Canor, Teulada, Wednesday August 15, 4pm–9pm. Some tables still available. Call Sue 965 732 741.

•RAF Costa Blanca: Third Tuesday of month. Call 965 724 256 or email


•OPEN DAY in aid of Casa de Animo, Alcalali on Saturday July 14, 11am-3pm at 58 Puerta del Valle, Murca.



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DO you want a real swimming pool? Garden too small? Don’t want building hassle or planning permission problems? No worries, you can have your dream pool – read on! Having your very own pool installed is not as difficult as you think. There is a way to enjoy the benefits of your very own pool without going through any of the rigmarole of planning permission and without any hassles whatsoever. With Piscinas Madera, you can have a wooden aboveground swimming pool that can be designed and fitted perfectly into whatever size garden or patio you have. We can even build an indoor pool. Without planning permission and without any hassle! Cheaper than an inground pool, an above ground wooden pool is the perfect answer for those that don’t want the commitment and worries that an in-ground pool causes. Get fit, and enjoy the summer, what’s stopping you? Piscinas Madera manufactures many different sizes and styles of wooden pools, from 8ft to 40ft (2.40 – 12mtrs). With this in mind it’s easy to see why Piscinas Madera is the largest installer of wooden aboveground pools in Spain, and why they are expanding every year. Piscinas Madera’s wood is guaranteed for 10 years: natural Scandinavian Pine and heat treated 10 times. It will take anything that the Spanish weather or insects inflict. These beautiful pools can be permanent or temporary, and the best thing about them is the complete absence of planning permission. There’s no town halls to queue in, and of course, without needing planning permission you immediately also save yourself around €1,900. With the money that you could save on planning permission alone, you can

A CHOICE OF STYLES: Wooden swimming pools. afford a bigger and better pool for you and your family to enjoy. Just phone and Piscinas Madera will supply and install your perfect pool. Piscinas Madera supply and install pools anywhere in Spain and Portugal. For a free brochure or more

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THE Olympic Games start this month so to make sure you can follow all your favourite events when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient. The BBC and Sky Sports will be giving full coverage as the events unfold, so now is a good time to upgrade to the full Sky HD package. BBC1 will screen virtually nothing but Olympic coverage from 6am until midnight every day when the events start in July, bosses have decided to clear the flagship channelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire schedule, aside from main news bulletins, for 18 hours a day. Some popular shows such as EastEnders, Panorama and Songs of Praise will be moved to BBC2, while others, including The One Show will be rested. BBC3 will also be dedicated to the games between 9am and 11pm and BBC2 will be used whenever BBC1 is screening news bulletins. BBC2 at peak times will be Olympic free, so if you want the regular programmes they will be on BBC2 between 7pm - 10pm in the evening and BBC 4 will also be Olympic free. Of course, remember we need to add an hour to these times in Spain. With the new HD PVR digital receiver from Crystal Clear Satelliteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it is possible to receive the full sky package including Sports and Movies in HD and 3D for an annual charge of only â&#x201A;Ź200. To receive this service you will require

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The ICP SWITCH What it really means to you and what you should expect.

It is customary to be notified by the grid company if you are on the list and normally, you would be given 30 days to do something about it. This custom seems to have fallen by the wayside and now, people are seeing the increase in “potencia” charges suddenly appear on their bills.

Roughly translated, ICP stands for “a way to generate more money from consumers”.

If your bills compared to last year seem to have doubled, it may be you are already being penalised for not having the ICP switch.

A Royal Decree was passed in 2008 making it law for every household and business to have one, but what does it do? More importantly, if we don’t get one, what happens? The ICP limits the amount of electricity you use at any moment and ensures you do not use more than the contracted capacity. If your supply is 5.5 kilowatts for example, having an ICP stops you using more than this at the same time and the result if you do? Your power supply trips out – like it used to a few years ago when you boiled a kettle at the same time as using the microwave. Make no mistake, this law was introduced so that those who did not have one could be penalised by doubling the standing charges which in turn, would increase the electricity tax and IVA payable. And those who had one but the contracted supply was not enough, would upgrade their supply thus pushing up the standing charges. Making a “damned if you do – damned if you don’t” situation.

Those with a supply of 3.3 kilowatts would see their charge increasing to 10 kilowatts and those with 5.5 kilowatts would be charged as if they had 20 kilowatts! Considering most new properties in Spain come standard with 5.5 kilowatts you can begin to see the bigger picture and why this is an excellent way to create addition income without actually providing an additional service.


So, let’s look at the various scenarios: 1. You don’t have an ICP and you are not being penalised In this case it would be prudent to have an ICP preinstalled by a qualified electrician and wait until you a) receive a letter ordering installation or b) notice a penalty on your bill. You can expect to pay anywhere between €60 – 90 for the installation depending if there is room in your fuse box or an additional box is needed to house the switch. Of course, you can wait until you are ordered to get one before you go to the expense but then time will be against you. 2. You have an ICP but it is not sealed (thin wire with a lead seal) Excellent news, it means someone has had the foresight to install one previously and it would be a simple case of requesting the grid company to inspect it and seal it to either avoid the penalty or, remove it from your bill if you are being penalised already. 3. You have an ICP, it is sealed but you are still being penalised Unfortunately, this happens all too often and means there is no record at the grid company of an inspection of the unit. It would mean requesting an urgent inspection to rectify the matter. Rebate of penalty payments? You know the answer to that one already. 4. Your ICP is connected, inspected and sealed but your supply keeps tripping This will happen in a lot of cases because the average contracted supply is not sufficient to service the needs of people with pool pumps, water heaters and the other many items that the modern household now

have and without the ICP, take for granted can be ran at the same time. The only way to overcome this issue is to increase the potencia. This will involve contracting a qualified electrician to obtain a Boletin from the grid company. An inspection is made of your electrical installation to ensure the wiring is able to handle the addition load. Once you have paid no small amount for this, your contracted supply will be charged at a higher rate reflecting the revised monthly standing charge.

Guidance and Assistance Help is at hand in the form of Iberswitch SL, whichever of these examples applies to you, they will advise and guide you through the minefield and if you wish, will take the responsibility of communicating with the electricity company out of your hands completely. For a minimal one-off charge of €20 (existing Iberswitch clients pay just €10) they will hold the necessary application for the inspection of the ICP unit and make the request at the appropriate time. This means, when you receive the notification to install or, when you notice the penalty being applied, it takes a simple telephone call to Iberswitch and they will take over. If you are worried you may already be paying too much on your electricity bill either because of the ICP or in general, give them a call and they will offer free advice how you can make reductions to your annual outgoings. Give Iberswitch a call on: 960 650 865

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Boats FULLY rigged 6m (20ft) Fixed Keel Sailing Boat, complete with trailer and 2HP outboards. Price €2,750 ono. Tel: 626 127 299 (97266)

FULLY equipped, nice and clean restaurant, Jalon Valley, 40 covers, to lease. Contact 677 833 668 (97406)

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Dressmaking MADE TO MEASURE loose covers. Choose from a wide range of materials in your own home. Javea area 686 453 827 (98486)

ESTABLISHED 30 Snack Vending Machine Business, sited Denia & Javea. Taking approx. 12k a year cash. €12,995 including stock. Due to ill health. Tel: 680 501 404 (97428)


BRITISH stairlifts, pay in Sterling or Euros. Repairs and service call 965 740 835 (98274)

ELECTRICIAN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE on the Costa Blanca. Electrical upgrades, downgrades, meter boxes moved to boundaries. Rewiring with all paperwork issued. Installation of ICP switch and box for Iberdrola requirements. Tel: Mark 608 669 165 or 965 831 082 (100939)

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www.100percentplumbing .com Call for a free quotation 965 835 939 (87006) MINI DIGGER, Dumper, Bobcat with operator for hire. Pedregeur based. Keith 639 620 448 (101839) Tel: 966 807 098. Free quotes given (95802) B H BUILDERS, Walls, Patios, Chain Fencing, Stone Clad & More, Moraira and all surrounding areas. Call Dan +34 672 952 891 (98198)

Business for Sale SKIP HIRE BUSINESS FOR SALE. Very profitable, cash business, easily run, genuine sale. Tel: 636 282 238 (97434)

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AT MICHAEL’S. Very big 4poster bed in carved heavy wood. Photos: www.micha (95824) MICHAEL’S 28 YEARS IN JAVEA - ENSURES YOUR SATISFACTION! 600 photos: Tel 965 791 328 (95824) AT MICHAEL´S Beautiful 3m glass/iron table with 12 hand painted iron chairs! www. (95824) AT MICHAEL’S. High quality pre-owned furniture and new beds. Deliveries free in our area: www.michaels-javea .com (95824) I BUY RECORDS 50’s to the 90’s. Best prices for good records. Tel: 622 750 117 / 962 851 809 (97355) POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 (98424) WHITE PVC door and frame, 85cm x 210cm, €150. Tel: 648 455 505 (97427) 6,000 LITRE fibreglass water tank, good condition, ideal for campo property. 500€. Tel: 650 911 842 (97336) COMPLETE CLEARANCE SALE. Benidoleig, Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August, 10-16.30. Beds, lounge & garden furniture, books, Karchers, BBQs, garden tools, electric drills, Triton equipment, ladders, vices etc. For directions and full list of items, email: stuffto or Tel: 616 313 284 (97265)

Entertainment THE OLD SKOOL DISCO. Professional mobile DJ for every occasion. Tel John 606 900 118 (97358)


VINYL albums and/or cassette tapes digitally remastered and transferred to CD. Jalon Valley based. 965 581 474 / 679 601 743 (100996) Tel: 966 807 098. Free quotes given (95802)

Charities SOCIETY for the protection of Animals in Need (S.P.A.I.N). We buy, sell and exchange anything at CHARITY WAREHOUSE in Gata de Gorgos. House clearances, furniture, collectables, bankrupt stock etc. Collect/deliver 965 756 215 / 665 653 998 (95962) PART-TIME volunteers needed for charity shop in La Nucia. Call 603 137 697. (97260)

Childcare QUALIFIED child carer available for babysitting/nanny positions. Albir to Denia. Contact Carla: 693 698 868 or groo (97349)

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Gold Wanted ALEXANDERS Antique Jewellers pay top London prices. Est 2003, Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. Javea port seafront. 965 792 595 (97327) GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (101898)

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Handyman PURELY MAINTENANCE For all your maintenance needs big or small, contact Carl on 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 email purelymaintenance (88988) NO job too small. Reasonable rates. All types of work undertaken. Call Paul 626 795 587 or 965 732 741. For quick & efficient service. (97394)

SOS INSURANCE. Best prices available. Call us first for all your insurance needs. Including funeral plans. Telephone: 966 787 123/622 275 561 (101720)

FIRST CHOICE CARS. Want to sell your car or van? Call first choice cars. A professional & friendly service. Matt 965 771 553/ 647 948 525 (87276)


MERCEDES CLS 320CDI, perfect condition; RHD, vehicle with German number plate, 30,000km, never had an accident, non-smoker owner, dark grey leather, exotic wood interior panels, radio/CD, A/C, car computer, external navigation system, C/L etc €19,900. Also possible as a deposit, for example, for an apartment. Tel: 677 427 933 (97432)

The Interpreter, English Spanish, to assist you in Hospitals, Medical Centres, Schools, Legal & Personal matters. Call 686 320 435 (100878)

Health & Beauty DENTURE REPAIR SAME DAY SERVICE. Moraira and surrounding area. Tel: 666 745 139 (97351)


CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Benissa, Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. 686 912 307 (100952)

LOCKSMITH / ELECTRICIAN for emergency safe opening Altea based. Call Michael Rice 686 513 510 (100791)


Metalworks MOBILE WELDING SERVICE, gates, rejas, railings etc. Made to measure or repaired. Free quotes. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Calpe. Dave: 616 173 699 / 965 834 869 (100869)

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JAVEA, Moraira, Christina, Eastern European lady massage and more. Older gentlemen welcome, also weekends. Tel: 667 817 407 or 661 034 261 (97343)

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MISTRESS CRYSTAL. Sensual, strict DOMINATRIX. Dungeon in JAVEA. All fetishes/BDSM. Call for information. 634 358 697 (97383) Tel: 966 807 098. Free quotes given (95802)

WIFE, HUSBAND or both available for your pleasure. Singles or couples. Benidorm 602 507 127. No private numbers. (100848) ALBIR; BENIDORM, Young beautiful lady, speaks English, offers massage & escort services. 626 096 866 (97258) THE BEST FROM GERMANY, VERONICA SEXY LADY. 27, tall, 1.78, brunette, beautiful face, playboy body, lovely. Discreet luxury apt, 7 days, 10am - 11pm. Benidorm 697 648 395 (100978) SEX CINEMA ‘El Sofa’. (Straight, Gay and Bi rooms), Calle de la Parra 5, Benidorm m (97998)


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GOTELE, stipple, gypsum, rough internal walls, smooth skim coat sprayed, new concept. 678 179 346 (97340) painting, decorating, renovation. Est. Costa Blanca 1995. Estimates free. Tel 649 181 526 (95863)

Personal Readers of a sensitive disposition may find some of the advertisements in this section offensive. GENTLEMEN. A happy love life with the amazing blue pill. Guaranteed. Amazing (from 2€). Delivery North Costa Blanca. Call Keith 687 357 529 (97315) YES YOU CAN HAVE A POOL – We manufacture & install Wooden Above-Ground Pools. Pools from 8ft – 32ft. Remember, with above ground pools there is “No Planning Permission Required”. Phone or email for a FREE BROCHURE NOW. Email: info@instant - Tel: 965 050 064 – Mobile: 634 322 672 (100796) A.P.M. Pool Maintenance. Visit our shop for all your pool products, one off lessons, Sand Change, New Pumps and Filtros, Cleaning Contracts. Call Linda on 966 499 314 / 654 443 638 (100847)

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GOING HOME? Want to swap my UK reg RHD new shape 2008 Mondeo Estate Titanium diesel for Spanish car. 646 600 898 (94920)

FREE TRIAL LESSON. Contact us for professional private drum or guitar lessons by certified teachers. guitarordrum 661 487 577 (100821)


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Plastering ALL aspects of plastering. Smooth finishing. Rendering. Monocapa. Plasterboard ceilings. Coving. English standard of finish. 30 years experience.

REPAIRS of washing machines, dryers, gas/electric boilers and electrical problems. 609 002 752 de-mon (97347) TERMINATION of all insects or rodents. Professional and cheap. 620 012 999 (97347) GAS Cookers and Gas Fires. Sales, service and repairs. All makes. Tel: 606 697 421 (97356)

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LONG LET. Alfaz apartment in Avenida Pais Valenciano. 3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, gallery, terrace, solario, furnished. 500€. 647 622 223. Call after 3pm. (97431) RELLEU. New 2 bedroom house. Parking. Sat TV. Internet available. 966 856 114. €250 plus bills (97330) CHEAP Winter lets from £30 per week near Gandia. Rentals also available in Albir and near Mojacar. Email:oasisparks@ya (97331)

Property for Sale SELL your property with Schaich Estate Agents. See our main ad on front page. (1009030) 3 BED, 2 bathroom, new build bungalow in Benidorm. 200m2 living/150m2 land. All services nearby. Spanish speaking. 619 117 332 (99174) CALPE, La Calalga, 75 metres to the beach and local amenities. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool. Only €265,000. Tel: 629 991 543 (99211) OLIVA, 500 metres from beach, 2000m2 plot with 98m2 prefab house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, good quality kitchen, large living/dining area, pool and mobile home included in the price €75,000. 658 368 653 (99212)

Property Management COMPLETE HOME SERVICES Villa changeovers, laundry, pool cleaning, gardening, and general maintenance. Everything You Need. North Costa B l a n c a . Denise 667 298 576 (97374)

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EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or (96826) MAN & VAN Costa Blanca North Removals / delivery, house & garden clearance. 10€ per hour plus fuel. UK fixed prices. Call Graham 965 730 382 / 644 114 876 (96939) SPAIN2UK2SPAIN man and van. Trips between UK/Spain twice a month. Excellent rates. m. Christine 965 571 837 / 638 261 341 (97380) MAN and a VAN. Local and UK delivery and collections. Phone Kevin 627 075 334 / 966 474 354 (100787) VAN going to Spain 29th July, returning to UK 8th August. Space available. Tel: 679 042 805 / 0044 (0)755 298 5343. (97430)

Taxi Service LEO TAXI’S, 24H, covering all CBN, Airport Transfers. Call 633 433 369 (97384)

Telecoms FREE accommodation in Spain this winter in return for handyman work. For further details email: oasisparks@ya (97331) ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT LOOKING FOR WORK? If you are, we are currently recruiting sales staff. We are a leading marketing company with offices in Benidorm. A work contract and excellent rates of pay are offered. Applicants should be outgoing and good communicators. For an interview, please send CV to or phone 966 813 210 (97429)

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Costa Blanca North

El Cid Bowls Club anniversary

CELEBRATING: (From left): Brian Redfearn, Christiane Gruboeck, Steve Legg, Gordon Gleeson, Richard Millington and Ros Fletcher.

Montgo’s Golf Society play at Oliva Nova MONTGO’S game at Oliva Nova on Friday was again played in fairly hot conditions with the course in really great condition. The scoring system was in a Stableford format and the game was generously sponsored by Steve Legg. The scores were fairly average but there were three excellent ones at the top end which saw Gordon Gleeson (13.6) holding off Richard Millington (13.7) on handicap by 0.1 of a shot, both players having 36 points. Close on their heels was Christiane Gruboeck, on her return from Austria, with 35 points from 13.2. The Computed Buffer Adjustment came into play

and all buffer zones were reduced by 2 shots, so all the top three had their handicaps cut. The society also played Closest to the pin on holes three, 11 and 16 and dead-eyed Gordon took all three prizes although failed to score a two, the only two being recorded by Christiane. The longest drive prizes were on hole 14 and these were won by Brian Redfearn and Ros Fletcher. The Society’s next game is at Oliva Nova when it will be another Stableford competition for the MoJo Cup next Friday, July 20 with a first tee at 9.28am. All details on the website

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club beat La Manga CC SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB (SACC) beat La Manga CC 94 for 10. SACC captain Laundon won the toss and asked La Manga to set a score, SACC bowlers yet again took control early. Pennick bowling exceptionally well but again without much luck, his nine over's for 17 runs and one wicket not telling the true story as he beat the bat often. Crompton, earlier on this week, showed his class and again

mesmerized the batsmen, with nine over’s three wickets for 17. Fell bowled his best spell yet for the team as he returned a fantastic nine over nine run three wicket spell. Taylor bowled his spell and proved a handful, eight over’s 10 runs for one. Only Brook junior hung around but only reached 20 runs from 60 balls he faced. Fourteen wides helped La Manga reach 94. SACC openers Spencer and

Muñoz reached 60 from 10 over's before Spencer (33) walked by the ball and was stumped. Muñoz reached 46 and Nadeem eight as 95 runs came up in the 19th over for the loss of only one wicket. The SACC team received 20 points and closed the gap at the top to six points with a game in hand, the return match is this Saturday at La Manga and SACC are sure to meet a hostile reception as the teams fight it out for top spot.

EL CID, Northern Costa Blanca’s well established Bowls Club celebrated their 24th anniversary on Sunday. Dozens of club members, enjoyed a ‘Casual Dress’ and pleasant time together, finishing with a carvery lunch. This celebration came after several hectic weeks of bowling in which two members Derek Randall and Ian Brown were winners of the Men’s Pairs in the Spanish National Championship. To add to that, Direkt Optik sponsored an impressive sum of €1,000 for the first prize. There is always a warm welcome to its experienced bowlers, lapsed bowlers and to new members, looking for sporting activities. Next year’s 25th anniversary will be a weeklong festival of bowling and fun activities.

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CELEBRATIONS: Fine performances from the trophy winners.

Inaugural Blacktower Trophy

THE Orba Warblers were at the Golf Resort and Spa Bonalba for the inaugural playing of the Blacktower Trophy. This is a competition that hopefully will form part of their annual fixtures for the future. There was a fine performance from Keith Lockyer, with 42 points off 11.8, to be the trophy winner. Division one had Ron Steele at its head with a score of 37 off 15.7. He was followed by David knight with 36 off 8.6 and in third place, Pete Nicholson with 35

off 18.2. The division two winner must have thought that he had the trophy in his pocket with a fantastic score of 41 points but unfortunately it was not to be for Brooke Williamson, just pipped at the post. Second place went to Dangerous Dave Rogers with a score of 35 off 21.1 and in third place, Paddy Kenmore with the same score and handicap but beaten on countback. There were nearest the pin prizes for David Knight, John Daniels, Pete Nicholson and Keith Lockyer who

also clinched the longest drive, and nearest in two on the third and tenth for Dave Rogers and Gordon Holloway respectively. The next fixture is on Wednesday July 18 at Villaitana Poniente at 9.15am for a first tee time of 10am. As always guests are welcome subject to a current handicap certificate. To book in you can telephone 634 351 950 or visit the website:

Olivia Nova course: Singles Stableford competition FOURTY-FOUR members and four guests of Pego Golf Society played a singles Stableford competition at the Olivia Nova golf course. Slightly cooler playing conditions compared to the last week made the immaculately presented course a pleasure to play. The societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captain welcomed the four guests; Derek Linley, Paul Trigwell, Nigel Brooks and Jonathan Momberg, with Derek Linley shooting 39 points off a handicap of 16 later on taking the guest prize. Division One: 1st Martin Gates (36 points off 4.9); 2nd Barry Levett (35 off 15.3); 3rd Andrew Harrison (34 off 11.3); 4th

Alan Barwick (34 off 14.9). Div Two (all on count back): 1st Lyn Harrison (35 off 27.1); 2nd Roger Brown (35 off 22.1); 3rd Steve Legg (35 off 18.7); 4th Lyn Rees (35 off 27.1). Nearest the pin: hole 3 Jonathan Momberg; hole

16 Dave Blakely. Two`s: Martin Gates, Andrew Harrison, Steve Patton and Donna Green John Nichol correctly guessed the 120 balls in the water. Next week at Oliva Nova, entries via the website at

The winners after the competition. For more local sports for this area visit /sports or scan this QR code with your smartphone

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