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Rogue traders blamed for 35% lost sales By Keith Nicol A WEEK after thousands of counterfeit items were destroyed by steamroller, Torrevieja’s small and medium business association, APYMECO, has raised concerns about illegal street vendors. The association has provided evidence from local traders regarding the damage that illegal street vending is doing to local, legal business. Antonio Serna, APYMECO president, believes the image presented to hundreds of thousands of tourists in the city this summer has been a poor one, as some sea-front areas have become ‘real markets on the beach’. Local traders estimate that the presence of illegal vendors results in business losses of about 35 per cent. In the beginning, these rogue traders specialised in the sale of CDs, DVDs and sunglasses but their market has expanded and they now sell everything, including some of the same products offered by local merchants with whom they compete. The mood of APYMECO members is, according to its president, one of ‘total devastation’.

Illegal street traders harm trade. Serna said: “It is hard to help our members who are trying to discover new ways to be competitive but find themselves at a total disadvantage to a lower quality product, even though legal stores offer a much better deal and guarantees to the buyer.” The economics of selling these

illegal products goes further than just the point of sale, as Serna says: “We must add that these unlicensed street vendors work without paying any kind of fee, allowing them to further reduce their prices on these imitation items.” APYMECO is calling for more police action in removing the illegal street vendors from the main tourist areas, especially along Torrevieja’s seafront area. Meanwhile, Torrevieja’s Department of Trade and Hospitality has received an AFIC grant of €46,698 in aid, to boost various aspects of local commerce. This aid plan, regulated by the Department of Industry, Trade and Innovation, has as its aim the promotion of urban commercial areas, defraying economic costs of the various actions to promote local trade. Agustina Esteve stated: “Traders will all benefit from these subsidies, which encourage small local businesses plus investing in innovation and employing new technologies as a source of economic growth.”

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Disney jobs DISNEY is set to select 400 people from Alicante to work at their theme park in Paris during the 2012 season. Candidates must be fluent in French and Spanish as well as being able to speak good English.

CLARO office AFTER sharing a joint office during the Orihuela election campaign and until the new government took office in July, political party CLARO has decided to open its own office again in the new Asturias Restaurant, Punta Prima.

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City set for 2012 culture bonanza By Keith Nicol A HUNDRED DAYS has now passed for each and every one of Spain’s municipal councils and while many are pleading poverty and are fraught with infighting, it seems to be

business as usual in Torrevieja. The city thrives on culture and 2012 should see the new Fame Academy style of Performance Centre start construction, which can cater for

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upwards of 3,000 visitors at any one time. The New Music Conservatory of excellence is due to open any time soon, but since it is a conservatory of superior quality and excellence, it is designed for primarily one-onone or very select groups and so this will probably be a softlysoftly opening rather than a major event. Also on-line for 2012 are new plans for the design and construction of an International Social Centre, which will become home for many of Torrevieja 200-plus groups, Abbi has recently associations, auditioned for three top performers, actors, theatre schools in London theatre groups and and has been accepted by all social societies, three. offering rehearsal Abbi is looking for a sponsor areas, meeting so if anyone would like to sponsor Abbi please contact rooms, staging, Carole on 662 137 329. storage, café, bar and restaurant.

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By Mike Smith Abbigail Dorrill, a student at San Miguel De Salinas based Footwork Dance Studio has been accepted into Italia Conti Theatre School in London. She will be taking a one year intensive musical theatre course.

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False tickets A COUPLE, both aged 25, were arrested in Alicante for allegedly selling false concert tickets for Plaza de Toros performances.

Breaking in A COUPLE, aged 36 and 40, were arrested in Alicante for breaking into a home in the city by forcing the door with a screwdriver and kicking it in.

Theft EIGHT people were arrested in Alicante after they were allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper cable.

Four charged FOUR Guardia Civil officers have been charged by an Alicante court with allegedly appropriating money from prisoners.

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Why Spain is best for the children CHILDREN are better brought up in Spain than they are in Britain. Families across Spain, irrespective of social class or race, focus more time on their children, including during mealand play-times, than they do in the UK. Frequently in the UK youngsters are merely just left to their own devices as parents work longer hours and become ‘too tired’ to play with their children. In turn, they then discover they can no longer control them. While in Spain fathers tended to also

Gas leak threat A GAS pipe near to a private health centre and school on Avenida de Denia had to be repaired in Alicante after a bulldozer operating in the area accidentally broke it.

Home hit HOLIDAYMAKER Mia Towndrow and her family were burgled in La Marina, San Fulgencio while they were out of the house they were renting. PAGE 6

Music fest THE 27th Music Festival in Alicante is currently under way and will run until this Saturday September 24.

Thieves held TWO men have been arrested in Elche for allegedly burgling 14 homes recently in the area of Las Bayas.

CAM woes CAM has used €500 million of its Bank of Spain cash injection as clients desert the ailing bank. PAGE 9

work long hours, children enjoyed more attention from their mothers and wider family circle. Through working long hours, many British parents tend to trap their children in a cycle of ‘compulsive consumerism’ by showering them with toys and designer labels instead of spending quality time with them, a United Nations report has found. The report by Unicef, the children’s agency, warns materialism dominates family life in Britain much more than in

Spain or Sweden as parents ‘pointlessly’ amass goods for their children to compensate for their long working hours. Households in the UK increasingly use television as a ‘babysitter’, with children’s bedrooms additionally becoming ‘media bed-sits’ with computers, games consoles and widescreen TVs taking the place of dolls houses or model planes. While parents said they felt compelled into buying more, the children

themselves said spending time with their families made them happier. Researchers found that consumerism was less deeply embedded in Sweden and Spain - also covered in the report with each ranking significantly higher than the UK for the well-being of children. In Sweden, family time was embedded into the ‘natural rhythm’ of daily life with parents sharing mealtimes, fishing trips, sporting events or evenings in with their children.

Move over, darling

Copper thefts THREE people were arrested in Elche for allegedly stealing around 300kg of copper cable.

Paradise lost

Spanish men go big on skincare and fragrances

A BRITISH couple claim that their Spanish dream quickly became a nightmare when they were informed that the tranquil valley in which they live was under threat of development. PAGE 32

By Business Editor Brendan Small SPANISH men have an increasing infatuation with skincare products. While wives, partners and girlfriends once dominated the space on bathroom shelves and dressing tables with creams and lotions, men - particularly the Spanish - are now taking over with products for themselves. A survey of the Big 5 European countries sees Spanish men spend a whopping €61.7 per head on skincare and fragrances. In money terms, the annual spend increased from €29 million to €51 million, a staggering 76 per cent, between 2005 and 2010. While the biggest European spend last year was €130 million in Germany, given the larger population, German men do not splash out as much per head on grooming products as the Spanish. The sweet-smelling secret of Spain’s men of fragrance is revealed in the 2011 report on Men’s Grooming Europe - by Mintel, an independent provider of worldleading market intelligence with offices in Europe, the Far East, America and Australia. The report stresses that while skincare sales are booming, the European market for shaving products and razors has remained largely stagnant. Projections indicate that 65 per cent of European men consider their appearance important, and 48 per cent admit their top desire is to look attractive and well groomed. Only 15 per cent feel that while it is acceptable for women to use skincare products, it is unacceptable for

2 die in ambulance crash TWO people died in Los Molares, Sevilla, when the ambulance in which they were travelling was involved in an accident. The victims are a man and a woman in their 70s. The ambulance overturned on the A-375 between Utrera (Sevilla) and Puerto Serrano in Cadiz. The ambulance driver was also injured and had to be taken to hospital.

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In the act THREE men have been arrested after allegedly being caught redhanded as they were breaking into a car dealership in Elche. Sweet smell of success: Heartthrob Enrique Iglesias is among Spanish celebrities who endorse men’s grooming products. males to do so. The Big 5 European countries covered in the report are Spain, Germany, the UK, France and Italy, with Italian men spending the least on grooming at € 41.5 per head. Meanwhile, in the UK, 3,700 new male grooming products hit the shelves, ensuring choice galore.

No place for leggy Paula PAULA GUILLO, the 22-year-old leggy Miss España, was not placed in the Miss Universe finals in Brazil in which Miss Angola took the honours. Paula, a 1.81m beauty from Costa Blanca, was a 66-1 outsider.

Lights out IN a bid to cut costs Orihuela Town Hall is to conduct a test period during which they will turn off one third of their lights for several hours each night.

Murcia appeal POTENTIAL buyers thinking of investing in Spanish property should look no further than the popular province of Murcia in south-eastern Spain. PAGE 62


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A close shave as €1,200 is raised WHEN MABS volunteer, Val Vickery, was told that she would need intensive chemotherapy as part of her treatment for breast cancer, she knew that she would have to lose her hair. Husband, Malcolm, is also a MABS volunteer, and they can both be found every Saturday, outside The Arches restaurant in Los Alcázares, selling books to raise funds for MABS Murcia. Malcolm wanted to do something to make Val feel more comfortable about her hair loss, so he decided to have his head shaved to keep her company. When the owner of The Arches found out what he was doing, she offered to hold an event to raise money for MABS with Malcolm’s head shave as the main feature. Ali’s daughter, Sam, heard about it and she immediately decided to join in and have her lovely, long, blonde

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Sausage ad banned THE Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has banned the screening of a Tesco sausage advert, ruling that it was ‘misleading’ to consumers, as it featured pigs in a picturesque rural field, implying that the animals used are freerange.

Best pub A COUNTRY pub in a small village in rural England that transports diners back centuries with traditional British fare has been named the best in Britain. The Feathers Inn has views of the Northumberland and Tyneside countryside.

Ferry ride Malcom Vickery with Val and Suzy G.

SHAVED: George. locks cut off to raise money. Her own sponsorship total had reached over €400 on the night. Last Thursday, Suzy G joined the sell-out crowd at The Arches to watch Malcolm and Sam lose their locks. Hairdresser, Joanne, from Ascension Estetica in Los Alcázares, with razor at the ready, started Malcolm’s head shave, with a number 4 cut. Suzy G chivvied up the audience and got them to pay for the next stage – a number 3, and so on, until they reached zero. Malcolm received kisses on his bald head for his bravery from Suzy G and Val. Sam then bravely stepped forward and mum, Ali, made the first cut into her long, blonde tresses. “This is quite an emotional moment for both of us” said Ali

“because Sam has had long hair ever since she was a baby”. Hairdresser Joanne’s son, George, at the tender age of 13, was next for the chop, with a stylish head shave, leaving a tuft at the front. Suzy G ended the evening with her inimitable entertainment style, getting everyone up and dancing into the late hours. MABS raised over €1,200 on the night, with sponsorship money still coming in. “It’s been a fantastic night” remarked Malcolm “and we’d like to thank everyone for their support”. Malcolm and Val were given matching caps by MABS sponsors, Iceland Overseas. more…. MABS would like to thank Ali, Sam and The Arches team, Suzy G and Joanne for giving their time for free, and all the wonderful supporters and sponsors for helping them raise such an amazing amount. www.mabsmurcia.com

A MIDDLE-AGED woman was arrested after taking a passenger ferry moored in Dartmouth, Devon, for a ride while she was drunk.

Slug chaos A ‘ROGUE SLUG’ sparked travel chaos in Darlington after it crawled into a traffic light and caused a short circuit. Cars were brought to a standstill at a busy junction until it was extracted.

Sell-by date THE ‘sell-by’ date on food packaging is to be removed in a bid to cut £12bn worth of good food which ends up in the bin, in new UK Government measures. Instead, packaging will only carry ‘use by’ or ‘best before’.

High request SOPHIE DAHL, the granddaughter of children’s author Roald Dahl, provoked outrage after making a public appeal for £500,000 to save the writer’s famous garden shed, when she is reportedly worth millions.


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Thief steals from tourists HOLIDAYMAKERS Mia Towndrow and her family were burgled in La Marina, San Fulgencio while they were out of the house. She was staying with her mother, sister and cousin at a property located at Calle Parque del Sena when a man entered the house via a balcony stealing electronic equipment and several other items. They suspect the man used a screwdriver to force the balcony door open which he accessed via a stairwell of a neighbour’s house which was empty at the time. Just a few days earlier her cousin Joanna was lying on the balcony when she heard a man jump over to the next doors patio where they have a stairway to the solarium and would easily “be able to walk over to our balcony and jump over,” she said. Could this be the thief which would later return to steal their property? “This man must have seen our balcony doors open, and not seeing my cousin until she got up. My cousin got up to see who was there and the man said ‘hola’, in broken English claiming to be looking for a dark

cat. We know there is an old black cat living in the area and a white one, though they appear to be old and roam around all the time, this is why it is strange. Who would be looking for their cat in the middle of the day?” she said. According to Joanna the man appeared to be tanned, had brown hair and was in his mid-30s, appearing to be Spanish. “Although at the time it didn’t seem strange, since we were burgled a few days later it dawned on us,” she said. If readers spot this man they are asked to inform Local Police in San Fulgencio or Guardamar del Segura. Luckily the thief did not steal passports or credit cards as they were leaving the next day. “We always stay in La Marina and have enjoyed many hoildays. It is like a home from home. It’s just a shame this happened. “I am writing this to warn people about this strange guy if they are approached and they should inform the police. He didn’t take anything that belonged to the property which is strange. Just our valuables,” she said.

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Beer belly dread GERMANY'S seventimes Formula One champion Michael Schumacher admits he is motivated to work-out by fear of a beer belly as much as trying to beat current champion and compatriot Sebastian Vettel.

Dad charged NUREMBERG prosecutors have charged a 69-year-old man with 497 counts of rape over allegations that he abused his daughter for 34 years and fathered three sons by her.

Samsung ban THE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned in Germany, as a Dusseldorf court upheld the EU-wide preliminary injunction after Apple accused the company of copying the iPad.

Bomb plot POLICE in Berlin arrested a 24-year-old German of Lebanese origin and a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip on suspicion of acquiring chemicals for a bomb attack.

Data privacy FACEBOOK has agreed to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct in Germany to protect users’ data.

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Biker event

By Keith Nicol THIS Saturday (September 24) a one-off event organised by a local motorbike club at Black Seven, their clubhouse, between Los Montesinos and Algorfa on the CV935. All car and bike owners are invited to partake in the activities, which include live music, a disco and BBQ.

GERMAN exports rose by 14.7 per cent in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period the previous year, driven in part by a healthy increase in the value of goods shipped outside the European Union.

Company fine A GERMAN shipping company has been ordered to pay a $800,000 penalty for breaking environmental laws.


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The Torrevieja’s Yacht Clubs’ future looks more positive By Keith Nicol TWO of Torrevieja’s nautical facilities, Real Club Nautio and the Marina International, took a huge step forward towards solidifying their future. The Nautical Club Association of the Valencian Community announced that they have made major progress in protecting the Costa Blanca’s many yacht clubs and marinas. This follows a meeting with the Department of Infrastructure where much of the groundwork initiated by former Councillor of Infrastructure, Mario Flores, with respect to the two Nautical Clubs in Torrevieja was confirmed. Councillor for Infrastructures, Isabel Bonig said of the meeting with the Association of Nautical Club of Valencia (ACNCV) that it was ‘confirmed that the Valencian Government are to renew the concessions of the non-profit registered yacht clubs, without inviting tenders.’ This position has been very well received by Arturo Miquel, President of the Nautical Club of the Community, who was accompanied at the meeting by Germain Soler, President of the Real Club Nautico of Torrevieja and Board member of the ACNCV. Arturo Miquel welcomed, as these statements reassured the group of yacht clubs, ending the uncertainty felt by most yacht clubs of Valencia administrative concessions which have

The port in Torrevieja. expired. Carlos Eleno, Director of Transportation, said during the meeting that the Comunitat Valenciana will be the first to adapt to the Autonomous Ports Act passed by Congress State with the support of PP and PSOE. The standard contains provisions that allow the renewal of grants to clubs with proven water sports. One thing that sometimes is not that obvious to the international community is the knowledge that the coast of Spain belongs to the various regional governments of the autonomous regions. With the redevelopment of the coast, within a few years of Franco’s death, it was decided that coastal areas could be redeveloped with yacht clubs and business centres given a 30-

year lease on the property before it returned to the control of the regional government. With only a few months remaining on their lease for the RCN and six years for Marina International, both zones have felt very insecure about their future. Thus this initial response comes as a relief to the pubs, restaurants and apartment hotels in the zones, some of which are up for sale, but living under the uncertainty of a buyer only having a short lease with the fear of buildings being demolished, it now hopefully means that internal investment will be forthcoming to the area and the yacht clubs are in charge of their own destiny for an undetermined time. The ACNCV has not just been lobbying for Torrevieja but for

all facilities along the Valencian coastline. However, back in 2008, Valencia Architect Adolfo Rodriguez presented a plan for the complete restructuring of Torrevieja’s port and harbour, including in the €200-million project, a €20-million refit for both Real Club Nautico and the International Marina. This would have entailed both zones being flattened and then rebuilt but with an additional 800 berths added to the harbour area. However, happy with their lot and their facilities, both entities have been unsure of whether to back the plan or not as the disruption caused by a couple of years of construction and the movement of berthing while the new facilities are built, did not please everyone!

Although the future of both the yachting zones and that of Marina Salinas seems to be secure, the council still has plans for the redevelopment of the port and harbour area, the moving of the fishing fleet and ice factory to the Salt Pier area. There have not been any announcements from Mayor Dolon as to what changes to the 2008 project are, or and if the harbour will start with a completely new plan of redevelopment. The original plan called for 80 per cent of the investment to be provided by independent investment groups, which then became 100 per cent with a 30year lease on the harbour zone. But in these days of competition for capital investment it’s likely that the entire project and the terms and conditions will have to be re-evaluated in order to attract the hundreds of millions of euros required. With plans already announced in the PP Manifesto about looking into the opportunity to construct a cruise ship zone on the southern breakwater area, while Cartagena is losing custom year on year, Alicante’s share of cruise ship business continues to grow and there is no reason why Torrevieja should not be able to share in this valuable source of revenue and employment. It would be another feather in the cap for tourism in Torrevieja and raise the profile, and with it more venture capital investment friendly, in the years to come.


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CAM office in Valencia. offers. CAM is fighting back, offering interest of 4.45 per cent for two-year deposits or 3 per cent for one year. But it has further operating problems, with staff laid off and branches closed as it is slimmed down. Now comes the news that €500 million of CAM’s credit line was swallowed up between its July 23 takeover and August 31 and it has a further €979 million to pay out before

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Can CAM do it? By Business Reporter CAM has used €500 million of its Bank of Spain cash injection as clients desert the ailing bank. One of the government’s first moves on stepping in and taking over last July was to open a €3,000 million credit line so that the Alicantebased bank would not be stifled by mass withdrawals. But since the beginning of this year, clients’ deposits in Spain’s fourthlargest savings bank dropped by thousands of millions of euros. Analysts suspect that more injections could be needed in coming weeks, because nothing seems capable of halting the constant drip of withdrawals. CAM is – or was – a household name in the Valencia region but with registered losses of €1,136 million in the first six months of the year, critics say it does not have a lot in its favour at present. All banks are currently fighting for deposits from clients, as the wholesale credit markets’ cutback forces them to look for money from other sources. They, too, must settle debts to remain solvent and, circling CAM like watchful predators, they are trying to tempt clients away with enticing

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GP can help quit smoking by 50% THE help of a GP can increase the chances of giving up smoking by up to 50 per cent, according to a Spanish study. Seventy-five per cent of the people included in the study carried out by the Jordi Gol Primary Care Research University

Institute, in Barcelona, did not plan to give up smoking in the near future, but with advice from their GP and nurse, following an established protocol, has helped them as much as those who planned to give up immediately.

Sassy! FORTY four designers showcased their latest productions at the five-day Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week which was held from September 16 to Tuesday September 20. In this photo models display the latest swimwear collection by Spanish designer Montse Bassons.

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The approach is different depending on whether the patients plan to give up smoking in the near future or not. When the patient has not considered it, the doctor helps them to define the role smoking has in their lives, as well as the pros and cons of giving it up, helping them to find a reason to do so. Meanwhile, those who already wanted to give it up and given strategies and in some cases, pharmaceutical products. The results are similar, and in both cases, the patients consult their doctors at local primary care centres.

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SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Hotel survival expert NORWAY - The country’s most famous survival expert, Kristoffer Clausen, has admitted that for most of the year when he said he was living off the land in a forest, he was actually in a Swedish hotel.

Cruise fire NORWAY - Two people were killed and at least nine injured in a fire on a cruise liner off Norway’s coast. The MS Nordlys had 262 people on board.

Bling phone DENMARK - Danish retailer Aesir hopes to sell its $57,400 limitededition 18-carat gold phones to Moscow’s fashion-forward elite.

Carlos Fabra (left) and Francisco Camps.

Boss of airport is slammed By John Jackson JUAN GARCIA-SALAS boss of Castellon airport – where no planes have taken off or landed since its inauguration – earns more than the Spanish Prime Minister. With a salary of €84,000 a year, GarciaSalas makes more than PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (€78,184). This was revealed by a spokesperson for political

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party Esquerra Unida (EUPV) who described the fact as “scandalous” adding that these figures should be shocking to more people especially given the economic recession “when many people struggle to make ends meet.” The airport cost €150 million, funded by the Public Works Ministry, it occupies 540 hectares and its impressive facilities include a 9,600 square metre passenger terminal (but no passengers) and a truly impressive 2.7km long and 43 metre wide runway (but no planes). The airport was inaugurated – not opened – in March this year by the former Castellon provincial president and businessman Carlos Fabra (Popular Party, PP) and former Valencia Regional Government President Francisco Camps, in what some critics said was just a public relation exercise. Castellon Airport is not expected to start functioning as such until spring 2012, according to the Valencia Regional Government.


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4:20am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes Rav Wilding follows the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A good samaritan is trapped beneath the wheels of an articulated lorry after he stops to help out a fellow motorist, and a mountain biker has a heart attack on the highest peak in Derbyshire. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm To Build or Not to Build 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Antiques challenge. There is a battle of the boozers, as a landlord and barmaids from rival pubs go head to head at Oswestry Showground. 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Celebrity MasterChef

7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Scrapbook 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The New Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics 1:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm Animal 24:7

4:55am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine Lorraine Kelly presents the show with a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour, as well as featuring the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip. 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:30am Countdown 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny Food hater Louise Tighe from Hartlepool swaps diets with 39-year-old biker Eddie Mason. Louise weighs six stone 13 pounds. She works long hours and barely finds the time to eat. 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:30pm Ice Station Zebra

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

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4:00pm The Weakest Link 4:45pm Real Rescues 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home 9:00pm Monty Halls' Great Irish Escape 10:00pm Britain's Flying Past 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Amy hits a new low when she discovers Victoria betrayed her. As Gennie goes on her date Nikhil plans to make amends. John is jumpy when he gets a visit from an inspector. 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm Coronation Street The Street prepares for the wedding, unaware of Carla's ordeal. Will Peter keep his cool when faced with Frank? Tina is adamant that Kirsty caused the damage to Rita's car. 10:00pm Billy Connolly's Route 66 New four-part series in which Billy Connolly travels the world's most famous highway - Route 66. Billy continues his journey in St Louis, Missouri, by climbing the Gateway Arch - the highest man-made monument in America. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News The latest news developments regionally, nationally and internationally. 8:55pm 4thought.tv Do we get the press we deserve? We've been deluged with revelations about phone hacking and other dubious methods used by some members of the British press. 9:00pm Country House Rescue 10:00pm Educating Essex Your school days: love them or loathe them, you never forget them. 11:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA In this brand new series of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA, Gordon Ramsay is once again heading stateside in a bid to rescue failing restaurant owners from imminent disaster.

4:20pm Miles From Nowhere 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm How Do They Do It? 9:00pm When Killer Whales Attack 10:00pm The Big Celebrity Swim Documentary following Ronan Keating, Jenny Frost, Pamela Stephenson, 2004 Olympic butterfly medallist Steve Parry and Gadget Show guru Jason Bradbury on a gruelling relay swim across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin for Cancer Research. 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on inside the Big Brother house.

12:35am Rugby World Cup 2011 Craig Doyle presents highlights of South Africa's pool D encounter with Namibia. 1:05am 71 Degrees North 2:00am The Zone 4:00am British Touring Car Championship Highlights 5:15am ITV Nightscreen

12:05am Seven Dwarves 1:05am The Vue Film Show 1:40am The Album Chart Show Spotlight A round-up of this week's hottest releases featuring all the latest videos and performances. 1:55am The Hollyoaks Music Show 2:20am Embarrassing Bodies 3:15am Dispatches 4:05am Brothers and Sisters 4:50am Smallville 5:35am Countdown

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Copycats 5:30pm Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Crimewatch 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:35pm Crimewatch Update The latest developments on the cases featured in the main programme. 11:45pm Question Time

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8:00pm 12:45am This Week A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests. 1:30am Holiday Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:35am Panorama 2:05am Countryfile 3:05am Food Fighters 3:50am Antiques Road Trip 4:35am BBC News

BBC3 5:25am Cherry's Body Dilemmas 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Young Soldiers 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 12:00am Family Guy 12:20am Family Guy 12:45am Young Soldiers 1:45am Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 2:15am Wilfred 2:35am World's Craziest Fools 3:05am Eastenders' Greatest Exits 4:35am Wilfred 4:55am World's Craziest Fools 5:25am Don't Tell the Bride

12:20am Toughest Place to be a... 1:20am Damages Acclaimed American legal drama. Patty refuses to scale back her efforts to punish UNR for dumping toxic waste. Ellen takes steps to prevent the government's case against her boss from being derailed. 2:00am BBC News 4:35am Pages from Ceefax 5:00am IT in the Workplace 5:30am IT in the Workplace 2

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1976 9:00pm Extinct! 10:00pm The Lost Genius of British Art: William Dobson 11:00pm World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel 12:30am Entertaining the Troops 1:30am Regimental Stories Series looking at five different British Army regiments. 2:00am Top of the Pops: 1976 2:35am Extinct! 3:35am Regimental Stories 4:05am The Lost Genius of British Art: William Dobson

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8:00pm 12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am Meals in Moments 5:05am Nick's Quest 5:30am Nick's Quest

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

5:45am Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 7:20am Suburban Girl 9:00am House broken 10:40am Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow 12:10pm The Ugly Truth 1:50pm The Other Guys 3:40pm She's Out of My League

5:40am The Librarian: Quest for the Spear 7:30am Biker Boyz 9:30am 2 Fast 2 Furious 11:30am Lethal Weapon 3 1:35pm Robin Hood

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Modern Family 7:30pm Modern Family 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm Futurama 9:00pm Futurama 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Glee New term, new channel as the TV phenomenon begins its third season. 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington has returned to Britain's shores. Reunited with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, our homely host reveals all about his laugh-aloud travels. 12:00am Law and Order 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am 99 Most Bizarre... 3:40am NewLaw and Order 4:30am Law and Order 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

5:30pm Evolution 7:20pm The Ugly Truth 9:00pm The Other Guys 11:00pm She's Out of My League 1:00am Soul Men 2:45am How to be 4:15am 40 Days and 40 Nights

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am My Girlfriend's Boyfriend 7:00am Forever Strong 8:50am When in Rome 10:25am The Secret Laughter of Women 12:05pm I Love You, Beth Cooper 1:50pm Extraordinary Measures 3:35pm When in Rome 5:10pm Letters to Juliet 7:00pm Mask 9:00pm Valentine's Day As February 14 approaches, several people deal with the highs and lows of love, making up, breaking up and finding new loves. 11:10pm The Blind Side 1:25am Pretty Woman 3:25am Mask 5:25am Extraordinary Measures

4:00pm Legion 5:50pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 7:45pm Lethal Weapon 3 10:00pm Robin Hood Returning to England after the failure of the Third Crusade, lowly bowman Robin Longstride must lead his men against the King's traitorous henchman Sir Godfrey in a decisive battle with French forces. 12:25am Legion 2:10am Biker Boyz 4:05am The Killing Machine 5:50am Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie

TCM 6:00am Off Set 6:50am The Double Man 8:55am Maverick 9:55am Gunsmoke 11:25am Agatha Christie's A Caribbean Mystery 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly 5:55pm Rage at Dawn 7:40pm Driven 10:00pm Dirty Harry 12:00am Magnum Force 2:20am Diary of a Hitman 3:50am Teleshopping


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7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Winter Special 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The New Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics 1:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm Animal 24:7

5:15am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:15am Rugby World Cup 2011 Tri-Nations winners Australia meet the USA in their third Pool game, looking to secure a berth in the quarter finals. Steve Rider presents with expert analysis from Michael Lynagh, Lawrence Dallaglio and Danny Care. Commentary from Simon Ward. 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women Carole Vorderman and the rest of the girls sign off another week of lunchtime chat and frolics. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a national weather forecast and all the news and weather in your region. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:35am Countdown 6:20am Cookery School 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm River Cottage Bites 1:55pm Channel 4 Racing

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

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4:00pm The Weakest Link 4:45pm Real Rescues 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm Highlands on Film 8:30pm Coast 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Digging for Britain 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Amy helps Belle to lie to Lisa - then things turn nasty. John goes ahead and spends the money he owes Declan. Nikhil begins to struggle with his feelings for Gennie. 8:30pm Coronation Street A fragile Carla tries to piece her life back together. 9:00pm Love Your Garden The series in which Alan Titchmarsh and the team show you how to get the very best from your garden no matter what the size. 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm DCI Banks Detective drama series based on the novels by Peter Robinson. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Four of a Kind Ellie, Georgie, Jessica and Holly Carles are the UK's only identical quadruplets.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm 4thought.tv 8:35pm Father Ted A classic episode of Father Ted from the comedy vault. Specific. 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:30pm 8 Out of 10 Cats

4:10pm The Family Recipe 4:15pm Ice Dreams 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Pawn Stars Series following pawn shop owners in Las Vegas. 9:00pm The Gadget Show Consumer technology show. This week, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley attempt to give the humble paperback a 21st-century makeover by creating their own interactive e-books, Pollyanna Woodward tests the latest waterproof cameras on the river rapids of Morocco, Jon Bentley seeks out the UK's best and fastest broadband deals, and Jason Bradbury gets in touch with his inner animal as he nominates his Top Five pet gadgets. 10:00pm Big Brother Host Brian Dowling presents coverage of eviction night in the Big Brother house - who will go? 11:00pm The Bachelor Reality series. Twenty-five single girls head to the south of France with one goal in mind - to win the heart of the Bachelor, Gavin Henson.

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Dick and Dom Go Wild 5:30pm Barney's Latin America 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking In the first show of this new cookery series, Nigel Slater explores one of the oldest and most successful culinary pairings in the kitchen sweet and sour. 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 10:00pm Outnumbered 10:30pm Would I Lie to You? 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Come Fly with Me

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

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5:50am Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie 7:40am Damage 9:40am The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 11:45am Alice in Wonderland 1:45pm Clash of the Titans 3:45pm The Count of Monte Cristo

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Modern Family 7:30pm Modern Family 8:00pm The Middle Season three of the hit sitcom kicks-off with a twoparter as the Hecks take a family trip. 8:30pm The Middle 9:00pm Modern Family 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm An Idiot Abroad Digging out his passport for series two, Karl Pilkington makes his way through the 'Bucket List'. 11:00pm Glee New term, new channel as the TV phenomenon begins its third season. 12:00am Mount Pleasant 1:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am 99 Most Bizarre... 3:40am Law and Order 4:30am Law and Order 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

5:50pm Aliens in the Attic 7:20pm The Joneses 9:00pm Stuck on You Bob and Walt are inseparable - they're conjoined twins. 11:00pm Date Night 12:35am Dude, Where's My Car? 2:05am Fanboys 3:45am Best Defense 5:25am Aliens in the Attic

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am Extraordinary Measures 7:15am Meet Joe Black 10:15am Permanent Record 11:50am Last Will 1:35pm Fireflies in the Garden 3:20pm Eat Pray Love 5:40pm The Lost Valentine 7:20pm Permanent Record 9:00pm Eat Pray Love 11:20pm Leap Year 1:05am Last Will 3:00am Fireflies in the Garden 4:55am Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis Face 2 Face 5:15am Leap Yearng

6:00pm The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 8:05pm Alice in Wonderland 10:00pm Clash of the Titans 11:50pm Lethal Weapon 1:50am Showdown in Little Tokyo 3:25am Unrivaled 5:25am The Count of Monte Cristo

TCM 6:00am Off Set 6:25am Off Set 7:10am Rage at Dawn 8:55am Maverick 9:55am Gunsmoke 11:25am Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Murder in Three Acts 6:00pm The Hound of the Baskervilles 7:35pm Splendor in the Grass 10:00pm On Deadly Ground You don't mess with Steven Seagal, but when ruthless oil baron Michael Caine pumps oil into his beloved Alaskan waters and then tries to kill him, Seagal vows to take him and his organisation down. Slick action also directed by Seagal. 12:00am Lethal Weapon 2 2:05am Addicted to Love 3:50am Teleshopping


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Stat of week SUBSIDIARIES in Spain of foreign companies accounted for 22.5% of the business in the industrial and services sectors in 2009, new figures show.

• EMPLOYMENT in Spain showed quarterly growth for the first time since 2008 (0.4 per cent), the European Statistics Agency, EUROSTAT, figures show. This growth is higher than both the average recorded by the countries forming the European Union (0.2 per cent) and the average of those that make up the Eurozone (0.3 per cent).

Insurance as important as in UK?

• SPAIN’S economy will grow by 1.3 per cent this year, according to Finance Minster Elena Salgado, more optimistic than the forecasts by the IMF (0.7 per cent growth) and the European Commission (0.8 per cent).

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• THE number of foreign residents affiliated to Spain’s Social Security fell for the second consecutive month in August, according to Employment Ministry figures. At month-end, there were 1.83 million foreign contributors (10.45 per cent of Spain’s total), 19,715 fewer than in July. • WITH a bid of €55 million, Spain’s Capsa, the company that makes Central Lechera Asturiana, is the most likely to purchase popular Spanish chocolate-flavoured milk company Cacaolat, according to recent reports in the Spanish press.

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Well-heeled Spaniards face taxing road ahead By Business Editor Brendan Small SPAIN is to target 160,000 people - 143,000 of them millionaires - with its reinstated wealth tax. The tax, abolished in 2008 and restored at last Friday’s Cabinet meeting, will be paid by anyone with personal wealth of more than €700,000. The new version will affect fewer than in 2007 when the tax applied to anyone with more than €108,000 in assets, excluding first residence Minister Jose Blanco announced the reinstated ‘wealth and debts. That year - the last time move, especially when 80 This was the sharpest fall wealth tax was collected - per cent of fiscal fraud in ever registered in Spain almost one million people Spain corresponded to the and one of the worst had to pay up. A total of greatest fortunes. 94,066 people declared Spain’s mega-rich assets of billionaires €1 million or 160,000 people in apart - and more and of Spain – 143,000 of they, too, have these 1,618 assets them millionaires – seen had more diminish - many to pay new tax than €10 who once paid million. the tax will no Just 4 per cent of longer need to. Spaniards currently earn By the end of 2008 the more than €60,000 a year number of Spaniards worth and only 266,000 have an more than €1 million income of more than (excluding debts, first €96,000 a year. The residence and material 160,000 who will now be assets) fell to 127,000 taxed was a minute compared to 160,000 in proportion of Spain’s 2007, reported Merrill population of 46 million, Lynch and Capgemini complained critics of the Wealth Management.

Spain snatches Yorkshire’s crown SPAIN was voted Europe’s Leading Marketing Campaign 2011. This was revealed at the Europe Gala of the 18th World Travel Awards - voted for by travel agents worldwide - held at the Cornelia Diamond Golf resort and Spa in Atalaya, Turkey. The Spanish Institute of Tourism’s ‘Spain, a country to share’ campaign was picked over rival nominees which included Tourism Ireland’s ‘Discover Ireland’ promotion. Last year, the winner of this category was ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’. Next week: Spain’s leading hotels

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tax’. worldwide, where 2008’s drop averaged 14.9 per cent.

But, while some investors, shell-shocked by the recession, took their money elsewhere in 2009, others seized the moment. Making the most of the changed circumstances, many played the stock exchange and made profits. The number of Spain’s wealthy began to rise, according to Merrill Lynch, until it reached the 160,000 who will, the government hopes, be prepared for the privilege of being rich. Meanwhile, the UK is to hire additional 2,000 tax inspectors to police the super-rich, a government official revealed.


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UK moves to embargo Briton’s home in Spain A BRITISH family, resident in Spain and living near Granada, were surprised to receive notice from the Spanish tax agency to pay a tax debt of €15,000 owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or face a seizure order on their Spanish property. The notice did not specify the exact nature of the debt but noted that it was an estimated value, which further surprised the British family. They sought legal advice from their Spanish lawyer, hoping to find a way to challenge the order from the Agencia Tributaria (AT). They were further dismayed to learn that the AT was acting only as an intermediary for the UK tax authorities, that is, the AT was co-operating with the UK. It received notice from HMRC that a Briton residing in Spain was calculated to owe so much You and the money and would they carry Law in Spain out the UK order to collect it or By David Searl proceed against the debtor’s property as identified in the order. Their lawyer told them that there was little to be done in Spain because the AT simply acted on instructions from the UK. If they wished to dispute the order, they would have to do this directly with HMRC. If they demonstrated to HMRC that an error had been made, the British tax authorities would then order the Spanish tax agency to drop the matter. He noted that such international orders had been extremely rare in the past but that their frequency was increasing. We are reminded of several recent high-profile cases in the reverse sense, where the Spanish taxman has requested the British taxman to act against Britons’ property in the UK, as a result of unpaid mortgages in Spain. These cases were widely covered in the UK press. It is surely true that there are many more cases of British citizens owing tax money to Spain than there are of Brits in Spain owing UK tax, so it seems only fair that the Spanish taxman should co-operate in turn. BE WARNED! The tax authorities of both countries are effectively communicating with each other. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. ask@lawtaxspain.com or call 952 667 090.

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Under 25s account for most jobs lost in last three years EIGHT in 10 jobs lost in the past three years of economic recession in Spain belonged to under 25s. This was revealed by workers union CCOO, which

added that this explained why the unemployment rate for this age group is 41.6 per cent, more than double the EU average of 20 per cent.

Javier Pueyo (CCOO) described the current job market situation faced by Spain’s young workers as ‘scandalous’.

Europe, oh Europe, wherefore art thou? THE entire euro concept is in turmoil. There is more than a hint of panic in the air as no authority, governmental or financial, appears willing to take the reins. Meetings and aired opinions are the order of the day, but no-one is ready to accept responsibility for what might easily turn out to be the ‘twilight of the gods’ for the European Dream. There seems to be an almost total lack of direction, and the shareprice free-for-all being suffered by the stock markets of the world is a reflection of this. The long-running saga of whether more money should be made available to the cash-strapped Greek government is being overtaken now by the fear that Greece is heading for bankruptcy. Joaquin Almunia, once a pretender to the throne of Spanish socialist party PSOE and now serving on the European Commission, appeared on television recently, almost in a sweat at the very idea that it might come to that. “Greek bankruptcy,” he said, “and what that would mean, could have almost unimaginable

Joaquin Almunia’s comments about ‘unimaginable results’ if Greece goes bankrupt did nothing to calm the markets.

By Jim Collins

results;” a comment that did nothing to calm the markets. Then, Barroso, President of the European Commission, popped up to resurrect the plan for issuing ‘Eurobonds’, backed by all the eurozone countries, and which would be used to

cover the debts of the weaker economies. A good idea? Well, perhaps. After all, even George Soros, the international financier, seems to thinks so. They might even work in the short term, until the aforesaid weaker economies realise they can rack up as much debt as they like without having to face the music, so to speak. “Ah, but we’ve thought of that,” said Barroso,

“and we shall arrange things so that those states demonstrating financial acumen will be in receipt of the best terms, whilst the profligates will be castigated by having to pay more.” “Hm,” say the Germans, “and how will that help in the long-term? The countries with the worst records will still be protected by Eurobonds, and so the merry-goround will continue.”


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www.euroweeklynews.com IT can be surprisingly difficult to establish one’s tax residence in certain circumstances. The onus is on the taxpayer to get it right in order to avoid potential penalties. It’s important to fully understand the tax residency rules of both Spain and your home country (e.g. the UK) to make sure you apply them correctly. In any case, there can be tax benefits to being resident in Spain, so do you really want to take the risk? Fiscal nomads There is no law which states you have to be resident somewhere. However, many people who believe they are a fiscal nomad misunderstand the rules (albeit unwittingly). Many countries, including Spain, can deem you to be a tax resident there even if you spend fewer than six months a year there. The most well known rule on Spanish residency is the ‘183days-a-year’ one. If you spend more than 183 (not necessarily consecutive) days a year here in one calendar year you are liable to Spanish tax on your worldwide income. However, it does not automatically follow that if you spend fewer than 183 days here you are not resident in Spain. You are also deemed tax resident if your ‘centre of economic interests’ is in Spain, or if your ‘centre of vital interests’ is in Spain, i.e. if

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your spouse and/or dependent children live here, regardless of how much time you spend here yourself. Split year between UK and Spain Many Britons split the year between the UK and Spain and choose which country to pay taxes in. You cannot, however, actually choose where to pay taxes. You either are, or are not, a tax resident of a country under its rules. Even if you think you are following the rules correctly, you may get it wrong because if you meet the tax residency rules of both countries, ‘tie breaker’ rules come into effect to determine your status. If these fail, it comes down to nationality. Under the radar Some choose not to declare themselves as resident believing that they can remain undetected. With Spain

stepping up its fight against tax evasion, this is a risky strategy. To give just one example, the tax authorities have obtained an agreement from the Spanish electricity suppliers to divulge billing information, in line with an ongoing investigation into undeclared rental income. It will also catch people living here permanently who haven’t registered as such. Dangers of not being tax resident in Spain? If you are tax resident in Spain under its rules but haven’t been submitting tax returns for one reason or another, you may become subject to a tax investigation and have to pay back taxes, interest and possibly penalties. For peace of mind, you could double check your position with a tax and wealth management adviser like Blevins Franks. If you are indeed not tax resident here, have you considered your succession tax position if you own property here? Can your spouse afford for you to be a non-resident of Spain? Spain has both State and Regional rules for succession tax and the difference can be considerable. There is a

gathering trend among Autonomous Communities towards relief or abolition of succession tax, especially in the direct line and between spouses. However, if you are not habitually resident in the region at the date of your death, it is the State rules which apply to your Spanish assets. To be habitually resident in an Autonomous Community (e.g. Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia, Andalucia, Islas Baleares and Islas Canarias) you must have lived there for the last five years up to the taxable event and been paying taxes locally. There is no blanket exemption from succession tax between spouses under the State rules and anything over €15,957 is liable. The rates range from 7.65 per cent to 34 per cent. In certain circumstances, multipliers can apply. If your spouse/partner inherits your share of your Spanish property they could have to pay a significant sum in succession tax. As there is generally no UK inheritance tax between spouses, the Spanish tax represents a real cost on the first death. There is a 95 per cent allowance against the main home if the recipient is a

spouse or descendant, but this is capped at €122,606 per inheritor and they must retain the property for the next 10 years. Your succession tax liability can often be significantly reduced with advance planning, but it is important to seek professional advice relating to your circumstances. When it comes to income and capital gains tax on your savings and investments, there are compliant arrangements available in Spain which can significantly lower your tax liability. It could be more beneficial for you to be tax resident in Spain rather than the UK, so you may want to reconsider your position. Whether for tax mitigation purposes or to determine the best place to be resident from a tax point of view, or for reassurance that you have got your tax residency right, it is best to seek professional advice from an adviser like Blevins Franks because the application of the rules can be more complex than you realise.

To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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LONDON - FTSE 100

Pound sterling ............0.87001 United States $ ..........1.36628 Japan Yen...................104.560 Switzerland Francs ....1.20563 Denmark Kroner.........7.44747 Norway Kroner ...........7.78505

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Admiral Group

1,276.00

-21.00

-1.62

0.45M

Aggreko

1,783.00

-33.00

-1.82

0.53M

AMEC

910.00

-33.50

-3.55

0.97M

Anglo American

2,407.00

-116.50

-4.62

3.13M

Antofagasta

1,194.00

-106.00

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ARM Holdings

596.50

1.50

0.25

3.82M

Assoc. British Foods

1,099.00

-19.00

-1.70

1.41M

AstraZeneca

2,797.50

-51.50

-1.81

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Autonomy Corp.

2,531.00

2.00

0.08

1.57M

Aviva

302.40

-8.00

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BAE SYSTEMS

280.00

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Barclays

152.70

-10.70

-6.55

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BG Group

1,258.00

-25.50

-1.99

4.69M

BHP Billiton

1,935.00

-67.00

-3.35

4.69M

407.40

-6.15

-1.49

26.10M

2,763.50

-28.00

-1.00

2.19M

BP B. American Tobacco

PRICE

CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME

MMM 3M Co

79.21

-1.32

-1.64%

4.5M

AA Alcoa Inc

11.58

-0.39

-3.26%

23.5M

AXP American Express Co

48.68

-1.44

-2.87%

7.8M

T AT&T Inc

28.58

-0.36

-1.24%

21.5M

6.99

-0.24

-3.32%

195.5M

BA Boeing Co

64.15

-1.23

-1.88%

4.8M

CAT Caterpillar Inc

84.60

-1.30

-1.51%

8.9M

CVX Chevron Corp

98.71

-0.92

-0.92%

8.5M

CSCO Cisco Systems Inc

16.51

-0.11

-0.66%

41.9M

KO Coca Cola Co

70.49

-0.74

-1.04%

14.2M

DD E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co

46.38

-0.74

-1.57%

7.9M

XOM Exxon Mobil Corp

73.70

-0.85

-1.14%

19.8M

GE General Electric Company

16.18

-0.15

-0.92%

53.7M

HPQ Hewlett Packard Co

22.91

-0.62

-2.63%

16.8M

HD Home Depot Inc

34.35

-0.26

-0.75%

8.8M

INTC Intel Corp

21.93

-0.04

-0.18%

57.0M

IBM International Business Machine... 173.13

+0.14

+0.08%

4.7M

JNJ Johnson & Johnson

64.14

-0.45

-0.70%

8.4M

JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co

32.49

-0.94

-2.81%

32.4M

KFT Kraft Foods Inc

34.87

-0.19

-0.54%

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MCD McDonalds Corp

88.81

+0.52

+0.59%

6.4M

MRK Merck & Co Inc

32.25

-0.43

-1.32%

13.3M

MSFT Microsoft Corp

27.21

+0.09

+0.33%

52.0M

PFE Pfizer Inc

18.06

-0.09

-0.50%

46.1M

PG Procter & Gamble Co

63.81

-0.52

-0.81%

TRV Travelers Companies Inc

49.90

-0.71

-1.40%

4.2M

UTX United Technologies Corp

75.55

+0.05

+0.07%

5.3M

VZ Verizon Communications Inc WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc DIS Walt Disney Co

CHANGE -10.00

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British Sky Broadcasting

679.00

-9.00

-1.31

2.65M

BT Group

170.90

-4.90

-2.79

15.32M

Burberry Group

1,450.00

-15.00

-1.02

1.01M

Cairn Energy

286.10

-9.80

-3.31

3.38M

Capita Group (The)

725.00

-8.50

-1.16

0.92M

Capital Shopping C.

320.80

-7.40

-2.25

0.84M

Carnival

2,013.00

-61.00

-2.94

0.69M

Centrica

293.10

-6.90

-2.30

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Most Advanced General Finance Corporation Global Education & Technology Group Ltd SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. Kips Bay Medical, Inc. MAKO Surgical Corp. Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MedQuist Holdings Inc. Wright Medical Group, Inc. Real Goods Solar, Inc. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Learning Tree International, Inc. Cumulus Media Inc. Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Senomyx, Inc.

Most Declined Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. CNinsure Inc. Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. First Security Group, Inc. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Westwood One, Inc. Shore Bancshares Inc Providence and Worcester Railroad Thomas Properties Group, Inc. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. MGP Ingredients, Inc. TransAct Technologies Incorporated Cadiz, Inc.

$12.30 $9.25 $7.31 $3.975 $3.07 $6.29 $3.52 $4.47 $12.37 $2.53 $2.32 $5.97 $8.13 $9.00

5.45 / -30.70% 1.95 / -17.41% 1.44 / -16.46% 0.695 / -14.88% 0.483 / -13.59% 0.90 / -12.52% 0.45 / -11.34% 0.55 / -10.96% 1.43 / -10.36% 0.28 / -9.96% 0.25 / -9.73% 0.60 / -9.13% 0.81 / -9.06% 0.89 / -9.00%

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1,208.00

-26.00

-2.11

3.55M

258.60

-10.30

-3.83

0.95M

Eurasian Natural Res.

645.50

-22.00

-3.30

1.29M

Experian

695.00

-16.50

-2.32

1.78M

Fresnillo

1,867.00

-15.00

-0.80

0.75M

G4S

257.60

-7.40

-2.79

5.49M

GKN

189.30

-5.30

-2.72

4.85M

1,305.00

5.00

0.38

8.04M

Glencore International

437.00

-17.70

-3.89

9.82M

Hammerson

385.90

-9.00

-2.28

2.95M

Hargreaves Lansdown

442.60

-20.80

-4.49

0.37M

HSBC Holdings

511.20

-13.60

-2.59

21.80M

ICAP

463.50

-8.90

-1.88

2.63M

IMI

773.50

-34.00

-4.21

1.12M

GlaxoSmithKline

Imperial Tobacco Inmarsat

2,038.00

12.00

0.59

2.07M

501.50

-31.00

-5.82

4.27M

InterContinental Hotels 1,062.00

-5.00

-0.47

0.98M

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-3.90

-2.47

5.90M

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PRICE(£/100) 500.50

Diageo

NASDAQ

DOW JONES C O M PA N Y

C O M PA N Y British Land Co

C O M PA N Y PRICE(£/100) CHANGE Compass Group 553.00 -6.00

Investec ITV Johnson Matthey

154.20 333.20

-3.00

-0.89

4.16M

1,980.00

-61.00

-2.99

0.30M

399.10

-10.90

-2.66

1.35M

56.65

-0.25

-0.44

9.19M

1,622.00

-52.00

-3.11

0.60M

Kazakhmys

977.00

-75.00

-7.13

2.61M

Kingfisher

252.60

-0.90

-0.36

6.07M

Land Securities Group

659.50

-18.00

-2.66

2.06M

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96.95

-3.45

-3.44

13.00M

Lloyds Banking Group

33.42

-2.38

-6.65

145.11M 0.77M

Lonmin

1,166.00

-32.00

-2.67

Man Group

229.80

-7.40

-3.12

5.43M

Marks & Spencer Group

328.70

-6.30

-1.88

4.35M

Morrison (Wm) Super.

292.80

0.30

0.10

4.29M

National Grid

626.00

5.50

0.89

8.16M

2,617.00

-1.00

-0.04

0.79M

Next Old Mutual

112.70

-3.10

-2.68

9.29M

Pearson

1,136.00

-2.00

-0.18

2.73M

Petrofac

1,361.00

-52.00

-3.68

0.97M

586.50

-19.00

-3.14

3.99M

Randgold Resources

7,065.00

110.00

1.58

0.51M

Reckitt Benckiser

Prudential

3,270.00

-28.00

-0.85

0.76M

Reed Elsevier

489.50

-7.90

-1.59

3.74M

Resolution

246.00

-6.20

-2.46

2.19M

REXAM

322.60

-10.50

-3.15

2.57M

3,505.00

-120.00

-3.31

4.38M

607.50

-12.50

-2.02

4.78M

Rio Tinto Rolls-Royce Holdings Royal Bank of Scotland

22.88

-1.39

-5.73

84.84M

2,081.50

-30.50

-1.44

2.98M

112.50

-1.70

-1.49

9.11M

2,190.00

-45.00

-2.01

1.42M

Sage Group (The)

257.20

-5.70

-2.17

2.25M

Sainsbury (J)

280.60

-5.30

-1.85

2.46M

Royal Dutch Shell RSA Insurance Group SABMiller

Schroders

1,288.00

-35.00

-2.65

0.36M

Scottish & Southern E. 1,287.00

-14.00

-1.08

2.33M

Serco Group

504.00

-11.50

-2.23

0.70M

Severn Trent

1,475.00

-13.00

-0.87

0.39M

Shire

1,985.00

-12.00

-0.60

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Politicians should set a good example THE golden rule of parenting is to set an example. If you don’t want your kids to smoke, then don’t puff away in front of them. The same goes for finance. How your peers deal with money often has a direct effect on how you handle money. It appears the ‘parents’ of Spanish society, however - our politicians don’t seem to understand the rules. Those in charge of the country’s coffers have sparked severe public anger after being forced to open their own finances to scrutiny following a series of corruption scandals. A good example is definitely not what they have set! At a time when many Spaniards have repeatedly been urged to tighten their belts, it’s been uncovered that some of the country’s top officials

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are living in the lap of luxury. The revelations, recently uploaded onto the parliament’s website, reveal that there are many euro-millionaire politicians in Spain. One MP, who has connections to the construction industry, declared 22 different flats and houses in his 2010 tax return, including some apparently given as ‘donations’. Mariano Rajoy, the conservative battling to become Spain’s next prime minister, reports

having nearly €600,000 in bank accounts plus properties in Madrid, the Canary Islands and his native Galicia. Interestingly, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has €34,925 in a joint account with his wife and three pension schemes worth just €3,463. When the whole country is in crisis and people are losing their jobs, it’s a severe kick in the teeth to find out that those in charge are sitting comfortably on one of their many terraces, probably sipping a Martini. In order to get the Spanish economy back on track, it’s time the ‘parents’ stop the scandalous passing of brown envelopes. Politicians can’t keep their privileges and ask everyone else to kick theirs. It’s high time they set a good example.

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• AUSTRALIA’S richest person, billionaire Gina Rinehart, is being sued by one of her twin daughters over what reports said was a commercial dispute. Gina inherited her father’s business 20 years ago. • FASHION retailer Topman became the target for angry Twitter users after marketing two T-shirts considered to be sexist and promote gender violence. One read ‘Nice New Girlfriend. What Breed is She?’. • HOTEL chains in New York are delivering everything from yoga videos to recumbent bicycles to guests who prefer to work out their jet lag, or shape up for that business meeting in their own rooms. • BOLLYWOOD megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 68, has said he will act for free in his first Hollywood role in ‘The Great Gatsby’.

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Nations within nations WITH its staggering $692 billion war (Defence) budget the American military industry constitutes 43 per cent of the world’s entire military expenditure. This is not far behind the value of the UK and Russia’s combined export trade. The financial resources of this military machine’s apparatus dwarf many national economies. These conglomerates, like the pharmaceuticals industries, are far more powerful and influential than many governments. Through lobbying, a euphemism for sharp-suited salesmen, they exert enormous influence on government policy. If there are no wars, no threats imaginary or otherwise - the arms manufacturers are in deep trouble. It is in their interests to continually promote threat and counter-threat. British journalist Barry White participated in a tour covering the European arms industry lobby in Brussels; in that city alone more than 20,000 lobbyists seek to influence EU institutions. An impressive 70 per cent of these pushy lobbyists are employed by corporate giants; the rest by non-government organisations (NGOs) and 10 per cent by nongovernment organisations including trade unions. Former EU Commissioner, Mariann Fischer Boel, described Brussels as a lobbying paradise; it is equal only to the power of America’s lobbyists.

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Following the dissolution of the constitution, the EU has become an independent military alliance with an infrastructure for civil-military interventions. It has its own armaments agency. Governments, through banking and arms industry lobbyists, are under continual pressure to engage in conflict. This explains why the electorate, who think their votes influence governments, are confused as to why their governments wage wars to which voters are strongly opposed. There are powerful lobbying forces actively influencing government decisions. Lobbyists are more successful at persuading politicians. The electorate only exercise their powers of persuasion on one day every five years; the lobbyists do it every day.

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The European arms industry, like the pharmaceuticals and banking cartels, use a myriad of strategies to penetrate decision-making institutions. Using a system known in political circles as ‘entryism’ they sit on advisory groups, become members of think tanks; are slipped on to various advisory and expert groups from where they influence budget decisions and political strategy; they cosy up to government’s key decision-makers. An important part of their spiel is to invent internal and external threats for without such there would be no need for defence. Politicians are not renowned for their principles, their intellectual gifts; many are ambiguous about brown envelopes and other forms of corruption. They are easy meat for hard-headed, well-paid arms industry lobbyists. The big four arms makers in Europe are the UK’s BAE Systems, Finmeccanica, EADS and Thales. As with the banking industry there is little effective regulation. As a consequence much equipment is bought without there being a need. In the meantime, those on the frontline are denied appropriate arms and equipment. If it were otherwise then solutions wouldn’t be needed. If that were to happen then the only ones to do the dying are those employed in the arms industry. as much as 1.25 per cent when you deposit one!). If you’re purchasing a property for €300k you’ll be paying the bank €1,800 just to raise the banker’s draft! The arrangement that Currencies Direct have made with ‘la Caixa’ means it will cost you nothing to deposit a banker’s draft and a maximum of €60 to raise one. The other major advantage of the ‘la Caixa’ Currencies Direct account is that there’s no charge when you make transfers to and from the UK and no cut-off time! As soon as we receive your funds they’ll appear in your account. Once you’ve selected your property we have a number of ways we can reduce the costs and hassle of regular payments to Spain.

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What does the name of your car say about you? Give us a brake! CARS are usually named according to the design or the targeted market segment. For instance, for those with a sense of adventure, who wouldn’t want to be seen whizzing through the outback in a Pathfinder, Explorer, By NORA JOHNSON Navigator or, er, Outback? And exciting place names should promise exciting cars, shouldn’t they? Cars like the Monte Carlo, Malibu, Tahoe and Yukon. Then there are drivers who select specific models according to their profession. Can’t you just picture an athlete in a Citroen Jumper, an optician in a Ford Focus, an astronomer in a Mitsubishi Some drivers select specific models according to their profession. Eclipse and a rugby player in a Mazda Scrum? actually want to be seen customers really think that The name of a car, you see, driving it. After all, when driving it would make them can have a significant impact Chrysler brought out the appear more like, er, as to whether someone will Dodge Diplomat, did potential diplomats?

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How about cars with names that look like they were thought up by a five-year-old? For example, would you want to tell anyone you drove a Suzuki Cappuchino? Frequent surveys compare different vehicle names to find out which are the most popular, the weirdest and downright awful. The cars with the worst names, it seems, tend to be those which attempt to play upon consumer classconsciousness and social insecurities. An attempt by car manufacturers to tack £1,000 names on to £100 cars, perhaps? Ever heard of any American celebrity owning a Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon? Some of the weirdest, though, have got to be the Daihatsu Naked (a car without clothing?); Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard (a long lost cousin of Harry Potter?); Giga 20 Light Dump (a van with 20 gigantic super-useless lights?)

and the Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear (complete with space-ship equipment?). But, let’s face it, cars with weird or even outright awful names get just as much attention, so maybe it’s just a marketing tactic. For some, though, it wouldn’t matter how cool the car looked or what kind of features it had. For example, imagine that a Bentley still looked like a Bentley but instead was called the ‘Bentley Beefburger’. Who’d want to drive a vehicle with a name that ‘burgers’ belief? It really makes you wonder. Perhaps this is why cars that make it to the ‘Weirdest Names Ever’ lists don’t make it too long elsewhere.

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FORMER US president Jimmy Carter is proud that his administration never went to war. Ironically, had he ordered the bombing of Iran in 1979 after the American embassy was occupied in Teheran he would probably have been re-elected. The trouble with US foreign policy - then and now - is that only toughness is held to reflect strength while bypassing opportunities for aggression is regarded as weakness.

WHEN the West encouraged and then applauded the Arab Spring, it did not foresee that the Arab Autumn would commence with storming and sacking the Israeli embassy in Cairo. This, or something like it, was inevitable, because opposition to tyranny is routinely interpreted as a step towards democracy, when it is often simply a step towards more tyranny marketed under a different name.

BRIC to the rescue BRAZIL, Russia, India and China - BRIC, the newest acronym for a not-so-brave world could help Europe haul itself out of the hole that Greece has dug for it. This is not selflessness, as they have profits to protect.. Nevertheless, the EU’s need of assistance from former foes and ex-colonies proves that the sun has set once and for all on the brave old world.


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Is mainstream media manipulating the mind?

SADLY, the recent clip of a BBC’s main news item allegedly peddling an Indian street celebration as an anti-Gaddafi demo in Tripoli’s main square is for many - myself included - par for the course these dark days. One would have thought that modern technology, and the internet, would have ended such knavish behaviour by mainstream media. I recall the apartheid period when ‘Auntie’s’ journalists superimposed pictures of tanks on Johannesburg parks and claimed Europeans needed military protection. They tossed coins into waste By bins to give the Mike Walsh impression that www.michaelwalsh.es street kids searching for them were scrounging for food scraps. It is said the camera never lies. It is in fact the biggest liar in history. It is said the camera never lies. It is in fact the biggest liar on New York’s Staten Island, journalist, George Orwell (not manipulation today? It is social in history. Jack Glenn was using actors. all are bad) wrote: “To tell engineering but we are neither director of the popular news When journalists censor or deliberate lies while genuinely Soviet Russia’s nor 1930s’ series March of Time, still spin news to shape people’s believing in them, to forget any Germany’s proletariat. We shown on the History Channel. thinking then society loses its fact that has become deserve better. When the mind In his obituary it was conceded moral compass. It feeds inconvenient, and then, when it is manipulated, then democracy that he often created world cynicism until no one knows becomes necessary again, to becomes a sham; a fig leaf events with actors and movie who or what to believe any draw it back from oblivion for behind which lurks another of sets. The news feature film, more. What we have is the just so long as it is needed; all Orwell’s predictions: “If you Inside Nazi Germany, (1939) nightmare world of George this is indispensably necessary.” want a picture of the future, includes footage of a Nazi Orwell’s 1984 novel. Could any statement better imagine a boot stamping on a prison camp, which was filmed In his narrative, the gifted describe mainstream media human face, forever.”

The fact that you are reading this in a newspaper appears to be a contradiction. Having spent much of my life as a media insider; I agree with many contemporaries; the small, independent newspapers, whilst not political, do tend to be balanced and fair. Their ally today is the internet where free thought flourishes. It threatens the monopoly of the big broadcasters and news magnates. This is their concern but the internet could be our salvation. Many columnists and journalists have seen the light. Daily Mail columnist Simon Heffer, wrote: “This is, in theory still a free country, but our politically correct, censorious times are such that many of us tremble to give vent to perfectly acceptable views for fear of condemnation. Freedom of speech is thereby imperilled, big questions go undebated, and great lies become accepted, unequivocally as great truths.” I second that.


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Insurance: It’s a vicious circle MY family isn’t the best when it comes to cars and insurance. My mum was on a speeding ban so sent an email to my sister and me about car insurance; we filled in the forms and sent them back. During the time her ban started, I was still living in England and had my own policy that insured me to drive any car, with the permission of the owner. My mum thought Tune in to Fia on Spectrum FM that there was no point paying for extra insurance when I was already insured. I then sold my car and moved to Spain, which meant my insurance was cancelled. In June 2010, I went back to England for a friend’s Don’t be caught driving a car without insurance! wedding and used my mum’s car. I thought she had insured accident, nothing too serious, caught driving without me and she thought I still had but I knocked over a scooter. insurance say that they didn’t my insurance; it was an It was only a few months later know, but I genuinely didn’t. honest mistake but it meant I that I found out I wasn’t I’ve come up to renewing was driving without insured when I received a my insurance and I’m getting insurance. letter from the police. quotes for more than €1,500 Unfortunately, I had an I know that most people on a one-litre engine, which

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has tripled my insurance. Some insurance companies won’t even insure me. Apparently driving without insurance is a bigger offence than drink driving, which is ridiculous. When you get in a

car and you’re over the limit you can kill someone. Don’t get me wrong, having insurance is essential but sometimes it can be a genuine mistake to drive without it. I spoke to an insurance broker who told me that 90 per cent of people caught driving without insurance re-offend and, quite honestly, I’m not surprised. It’s a vicious circle. Law-abiding drivers are forced to pay high rates because of uninsured drivers causing accidents. They should not be subsidising those who are breaking the law. But then some insurance companies charge triple to those who have been charged for not having insurance, leading to many of them reoffending because they cannot afford the policy. Don’t worry, I have now got my insurance but probably won’t be able to afford to drive the car! On something completely different, my heart goes out to anyone affected by the huge forest fire in El Soto and Mijas (Malaga) last week.


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OLIN and Sandra Byrne thought that they had found El Dorado when they moved into their villa in Valle de Quibas, Abanilla in 2007. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Quibas, the property was set within a 5,000-square-metre plot with its own swimming pool. Wild boar, foxes, buzzards and several species of snake roam free as their nearest neighbours. Colin said: “Having previously owned property on an urbanisation we chose this villa because of the tranquillity of the area. In spite of the lack of amenities it was exactly what we were looking for. “The building company, EcoNatura Life SL, did as promised by building large villas on large plots, dotted along the valley, leaving minimum impact on the immediate environment.” According to the Byrnes, the nightmare began when they received official notification from the town hall of a new urbanisation with a total investment value of around €15 million being

British couple at loggerheads with developer A British couple say their Spanish dream quickly became a nightmare when they were informed that the tranquil

built in the area. Colin said that they were disappointed but thought: “Ah, well. We must not stand in the way of progress. Inward investment is good and it will bring employment and benefit to the region.” However, he says, alarm bells started ringing when he discovered EcoNatura Life SL were behind the project. Given the workforce and the company directors were not from the town, Colin could not see the benefit to the town from the building project. He acknowledged that Abanilla Town Hall would

valley where they lived was under threat of development, EWN reporter Heidi Wardman reveals.

stand to gain through the cost of building licences and various taxes that they would collect over the years. “I kept struggling to find ways where new home owners would increase commerce for us.” He said that even the possibility of a commercial centre which might have provided jobs for local people was now out of the question, as statistics had suggested that at least 50 per cent of the new builds would be holiday homes, remaining empty for 90 per cent of the year, making it unfeasible.

Sandra said: “We just couldn’t understand why they didn’t choose to build on one of the available sites near Abanilla with all services and amenities in place.” They drew the conclusion that EcoNatura Life had selected the site because they could allegedly seize cheap land from needy farmers, as well as land from existing properties with ‘laughable’ compensation payouts, something the company denies. At this, they approached the town hall for further information.


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Colin and Sandra Byrne outside their dream home in Valle del Quibas Colin said that the person in charge of development was on holiday until September, so they were merely shown a copy of the plans, which Colin said encompassed 50 per cent of the existing gardens. The plans also revealed two houses being built directly in front of the Byrnes’ house, communal area to the rear and 47 car parking spaces along the side. They were informed that they would receive compensation and offered a template of a letter to submit, opposing the plan, whose expiry date was a week later. The situation worsened when they discovered that not only their solicitor, but also, seemingly, every other practitioner in the vicinity was on vacation until September. “Surely they didn’t send the letter out in August deliberately, knowing that the Abanilla technical architect and every lawyer would be on holiday? How could we possibly mount a sensible defence in the time given?” Sandra asked. Eventually they found a solicitor who was willing to adopt their case, and is still busy fighting their cause a year later. Colin commented: “We will not sit back and accept the notorious ‘land grab’ law which was never intended for greedy developers and ayuntamientos to use in this way. I suppose the moral of this story is don’t buy a property on agricultural land (rustica) as it will always be vulnerable to this kind of abuse!”

Managing Director of EcoNatura Life, Israel Romero Godoy, said that his partner, Paul Haldane, had remained on reasonably good terms with the Byrne family until 2007. However, shortly afterwards, the rumour-mill began to rattle about a potential urbanisation project for the valley, which EcoNatura Life was involved in. Israel said: “We did not wish to keep people in the dark and offered to discuss the project with existing property owners, and show them the plans. Mr Byrne declined the offer.” By 2008, Israel claimed that Colin had begun to send letters and post ‘propaganda’ relating to the area to local media forums and websites, informing people of the corruption and ‘risk’ they would be taking if they purchased property there. He then put a placard at the entrance to his land and various others across the area, displaying similar warnings and actually naming EcoNatura Life, as well as displaying a number of posters in the town of Abanilla, declaring that the town hall was ‘involved’ with the company. Israel said that these were seen and reported to the authorities and to himself by the town’s notary. He went on to claim that two residents were desperate to sell their properties and move elsewhere. However, potential buyers are being deterred by Colin’s campaign. Israel said EcoNatura Life have filed a legal complaint

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against Mr Byrne which is due to be heard in Cieza Court on November 7. Israel argued: “If Mr Byrne has a grievance then I don’t understand why he does not go down legal channels to address the problem, rather than taking the law into his own hands.” He said EcoNatura Life called a meeting of all property owners in Valle del Quibas, excluding the Byrnes, which was held in July, to explain the intricacies of the project and why they chose to be a part of it. During the meeting, Israel and his colleagues explained how the company had approached the town hall in the spring of 2007, with plans of a similar, yet more modest, development, which would not include any of the existing properties. Initially, the mayor was keen and gave approval. However, he then informed the company that a second developer, Soteville SL, was showing interest in the land, but proposing a vast project which would encompass all existing properties plus the bulk of the land lying at either side. They had already been granted planning permission for 15,000 homes across five million square metres in the neighbouring town of Algueña, he said. Israel advised that if this developer were to legalize their project then home owners would never be able to sell their properties which they would own rights to. With the town hall’s blessing, EcoNatura Life said they agreed to expand the boundaries of their

The Byrnes erected warning placards for potential buyers. project to block planning for the second developer and essentially save the previously built properties including that of Mr Byrne. Israel added that they have also promised to levy the infrastructure costs, accepting the fact that the homeowners would not be able to find that kind of money.

He revealed that the plans for his development are now virtually legalized and due to the number of inhabitants that it will bring, have included reclassification of the land from ‘rustic’ to ‘urban’. This will entitle dwellers to new services, including a health centre, community centre, shops and leisure

and recreational zones. Israel concluded: “It is not so much of a ‘land grab’ situation as Mr Byrne has described, but more like ‘land salvation’. There was no underhandedness or bad intention on the part of my company or the town hall and the majority of those living in the valley appreciate that.”

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WHEN will some men of mixed ages from young to elderly and many in between - stop parading around in public, well away from the beaches, half-naked? Last week, I visited Fuengirola Market and one man had seen fit to set off for his morning visit wearing just his underpants and trainers. What a sorry sight! I am not a prude, but I do expect decency, and applaud the fact that Barcelona - a city that caters for many more tourists than Fuengirola and neighbouring towns and resorts including Marbella - has publicly placed a ban on part-clad people from its streets. Men - and women for that matter in apparel suiting the beach should remain on the beach. Nicki Rowles, Alhaurin El Grande

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Wake up, Spain I COMMEND Mike Walsh’s excellent, if depressing, ‘Time to wake up, Spain’ article (Issue 1364). This resonated with me as I have been coming to our holiday home near Mijas for more than 10 years and have also become

Costa Blanca South note most definitely did not look of a criminal nature and accepted the situation very politely, I feel shops in Spain should adopt a similar policy to the UK. Audrey Wootton, Fuengirola

Saving agua I READ with interest the report ‘Water water everywhere’ (Costa del Sol Issue 1365) pointing out that though the reservoirs are full, local people have apparently forgotten lessons learnt in drier years to save on supplies. On the urbanisation where I live in Marbella, in recent weeks, the water pressure each morning has been really low, meaning that it is almost impossible to use water wastefully. Perhaps the authorities - if anxious to retain present high supplies - should consider lowering pressure of the supplies in areas where residents appear to be wasting this very precious commodity. N Price, Marbella

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Home truths I DON’T always agree with what Mike Walsh writes in his weekly columns, but ‘Time to wake up, Spain’ (Issue 1364) certainly identified with a few home truths. I first visited Spain more than 40 years ago, and moved here upon retirement six years ago. While my expectations in life have changed drastically over that period, much of what Spain continues to offer both visitors and residents remains little different. Yes, the nation has a fine road network; communications are good; airport delays are much less common; hotels are now finished before they open and super, air-conditioned shopping malls offer plenty of choice. But for the tourist seeking a sunshine based holiday and choosing Spain, many other destinations appear to offer much more intrigue and excitement at similar prices, including Turkey and the like. Spain cannot reinvent itself totally, but it needs to identify with the importance of offering value for money. How many traders really do offer such a service that the first-time visitor feels spellbound on returning again and again? My case rests! Bill Rylance, Nerja

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I HAVE had experience of taxi drivers worldwide, and sadly there are always some who try to take advantage of passengers by hiking fares. Southern Spain is not any different, as my neighbour, who does not speak very much

Spanish, found out last week. Some friends came to spend a long weekend with her, so caught the train to Fuengirola where she met them. They then collectively took a taxi to La Cala, which is normally a €12 ride. However, upon arrival, the

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increasingly disconcerted with what is happening in Spain. I am frustrated by how miserable and rude many Spaniards are, especially to the British who have poured hundreds of millions of euros into the coastal areas over the years. There does not seem to be a culture of gratitude, whether it is acknowledging when you let someone out on the roads, hold a door open or tip in restaurants. I have travelled to many parts of the world and the Spanish attitude appears almost unique. With travellers having the choice of so many places to visit in

taxi-driver wanted €18, not €12, as they had a small dog with them. Taxi-men would do well to treat their cash-paying customers fairly, because people will only be taken for a ride for so long (excuse the pun). Margaret McDonald La Cala

the world, a friendly face is a very important consideration and makes a huge difference. Restaurant, bar and business owners in Spain would certainly see till takings increase if they were to develop such a strategy. Richard Ash, West Midlands, (England)

Counterfeit alert I WAS in a leading supermarket in Fuengirola last week when a customer in front handed the cashier a €50 note that was adjudged - by a machine - to be counterfeit. To my amazement the woman behind the till handed the money back to the shopper, meaning, no doubt, that the note would then be handed on perhaps in a smaller store without a machine checking for forgeries. A neighbour advises that supermarkets in the UK adopt a policy of withholding any notes adjudged to be counterfeit, handing them to the police with the details of the shopper involved. While the woman who handed the

I WAS pleased to read the results of a survey on Muslims’ attitudes (Issue 1366). The vast majority believed that ‘violence is not a way to defend religious beliefs’, that ‘non-believers have the same value and dignity as believers’ and that they ‘do not believe one religion is superior to others’. This proves that as with most things in life it is the dangerous fundamentalists that cause the problems. The majority of people, regardless of race or religion just want to live and let live. S Reid, Benidorm (Alicante)

Twinning thought THE suggested twinning of the statue of a donkey in Mijas with Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue (Costa del Sol, Issue 1366) seems mismatched. Given that the Mermaid statue has so much history and originated from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy story, surely a better link would be the 1.5m statue of Pania in Napier (New Zealand), whose tale bears a resemblance and her pose is similar, too. A Larsen, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

NHS changes LAST month, British Prime Minister Cameron announced plans to change the NHS beyond recognition. What we will get if this Bill passes through is the Americanisation of the NHS. Those with the money or the insurance will be treated first. Jack Johnson, Villajoyosa (Alicante)

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come up with idiotic directives from the tiny minds of the PC and ‘uman rights brigade. Plenty of subject matter still to draw on. And, of course, the politicians never let us down. This week’s LibDem conference was no exception. I’ve always thought them a bunch of comedians. This week proved the point. Their pathetic, ultimately embarrassing attempts to deliver stand-up comedy was just about as low as it gets. One gem that enquired of the audience: ‘Was it Mandy or McBride advising Brown and Blair?’ And the subsequent retort: ‘Neither, it turns out it was

all Balls.’ Just about took the whole tin. No, very little shortage of ‘fodder’ at the moment. A long way to go yet, I feel. Just as a footnote to those who accused me of plagiarising Señor Littlejohn with last week’s Olympic committee observations. My copy was in on Monday. Littlejohn’s piece was published on Tuesday. I rest my case.

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WITH more and more leading figures now emerging to warn against the ‘Islamination’ of various societies and countries, and the desperate straits the euro now finds it in, the old Leaper is slowly finding himself a bit restricted in subject matter. Having warned against both of these problems (and being extremely vilified for my opinions) over many years, I would be lying if I didn’t report a certain ‘I told you so’ satisfaction. It does, however, mean digging a little deeper into the ol boy’s morass of grey matter to deliver the weekly blurb. But then we don’t have to probe too far down, do we? I mean does anyone really care whether the individual Moat was lasered four times, 20 times, or sliced in half by a Kalashnikov? This was an animal. A person who had publicly confessed to killing one man, attempted to murder a female and inflicted the most horrific damage to a police officer. In my opinion this was a feral

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5:55am World's Craziest Fools 8:00pm F1: Grand Prix 9:00pm Young Soldiers 10:00pm Live at the Apollo 10:30pm Live at the Apollo 11:00pm The Fades 12:00am Family Guy 12:20am Family Guy 12:40am American Dad 1:05am American Dad 1:30am American Dad 2:10am Live at the Apollo 2:40am Live at the Apollo 3:10am Young Soldiers 4:10am My Forced Unwanted Wedding 5:10am Britain's Youngest Undertaker

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1:00am Dylan Moran: Aim Low 2:00am American Football Live This week's live game comes from the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where the Colts play host to last year's Super Bowl runners-up, the Pittsburgh Steelers. 5:45am Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of GB 2011 Formula Ford returns to Brands Hatch for the second time this year, except this time they get to try the shorter Indy Circuit.

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SKY MOVIES COMEDY

5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA 6:10am Oops TV 6:35am Oops TV 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Brainiac: History Abuse 9:00am Oops TV 10:00am Wayne Rooney's Street Striker 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm Next Door Nightmares 3:00pm Cars 2 Special 3:30pm Modern Family

5:30am G-Force 7:00am Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 8:35am Intolerable Cruelty 10:20am Dance Flick 11:50am Billy Madison 1:30pm Vampires Suck 3:00pm Dinner for Schmucks

4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm Modern Family 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm Inside Gatwick 9:00pm The Simpsons When Lisa discovers wild flowers with special, happy powers, Bart hatches a money-making scheme. 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Strike Back Project Dawn 11:00pm Ross Kemp on Gangs 12:00am This is Jinsy Delightfully quirky comedy series about the eccentric residents of the fictional island of Jinsy. 12:30am This is Jinsy 1:00am A League of Their Own 2:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 2:50am The 4400 3:40am Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon 4:30am Oops TV 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

5:00pm Dance Flick 6:30pm The Top Ten Show 2011 6:45pm (500) Days of Summer 8:30pm Vampires Suck 10:00pm Dinner for Schmucks 12:00am Solitary Man 1:35am Meatballs 3:15am I Sell the Dead 4:50am Housesitter

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:30am Lady Jane 7:00am When in Rome 8:35am A Christmas Proposal 10:05am The Good Witch's Wedding 11:40am Pretty in Pink 1:20pm Cemetery Junction 3:00pm Invictus 5:15pm The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud 7:00pm Crazy Heart 9:00pm Julie and Julia 11:10pm The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud 12:55am Crazy Heart 2:50am Julie and Julia 4:55am Henry V

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:10am Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 6:05am Angel Flight Down 7:55am Windtalkers

10:10am The Top Ten Show 2011 10:30am Virtuosity 12:30pm Days of Thunder 2:30pm Avatar 5:15pm 35mm 5:45pm The Perfect Storm 8:00pm Days of Thunder Cole Trickle is an ambitious young NASCAR racer determined to prove himself. 10:00pm Avatar An ex-Marine inhabits a cloned alien body to conduct research on a distant planet. 12:45am Virtuosity Sid 6.7 is a virtual reality serial killer simulator used in police training. 2:35am The Gift 4:35am The Killing Machine

TCM 6:00am Now and Then 7:45am Agatha Christie's The Man in the Brown Suit 9:40am G-Men 11:20am Batman and Robin 1:45pm The Thorn Birds 2:50pm The Thorn Birds 4:00pm The Train Robbers 5:55pm Grease 2 8:15pm Hairspray 10:00pm The Pillars of the Earth 12:10am The Dirty Dozen 3:00am The Making of Pillars of the Earth 3:25am Off Set 3:50am Teleshopping


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5:15am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes Rav Wilding follows the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A three-year-old girl is run over by a lorry and helimed pilot Matt must touchdown in the town centre to save her. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm To Build or Not to Build 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Celebrity MasterChef

5:10am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Little Robots 7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:30am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:40am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:00am Get Squiggling 11:15am ZingZillas 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm The Daily Politics Conference Special 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

3:55am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 8:15am Rugby World Cup Craig Doyle is joined by Gareth Thomas and Francois Pienaar for coverage of Wales against Namibia in Pool D. 2011 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:45am Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of GB 2011 6:15am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 6:20am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm The Secret Supper Club 2:05pm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm Coast 9:00pm University Challenge 9:30pm NewHome Cooking Made Easy 10:00pm Dragons' Den 11:00pm Have I Got Old News for You 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm NewThere's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale John's celebrations are soured as Declan turns up the pressure. 8:30pm Coronation Street Leanne's heart sinks as Frank stirs up trouble. Carla endeavours to suppress a major wobble. 9:00pm Little England Documentary series taking a look at the lives of some of the British expats who have settled in the Dordogne in France. 9:30pm Coronation Street A furious Leanne interrupts an intimate moment between Peter and Carla. 10:00pm Doc Martin Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa and tempers are starting to fray. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a national weather forecast and all the news and weather in your region. 11:35pm Exposure: Gaddafi and the Ira Gaddafi gave the IRA enough weapons to turn a militia into an army.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 9:00pm Dispatches 10:00pm Embarrassing Bodies This time in the clinic Dr Pixie meets Michelle, who is traumatised by making trips to the toilet. 11:00pm Rude Tube

4:10pm The Family Recipe 4:15pm Love Takes Wing 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson present a lively mix of celebrity gossip, big name interviews and features from the worlds of fame, music and fashion. 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Pawn Stars Series following pawn shop owners in Las Vegas. 9:00pm The Gadget Show Consumer technology show. Pollyanna and Ortis cook up plenty of fun and fast food as they try out all the latest kitchen gadgets. 10:00pm Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story Second instalment of a two-part docudrama which examines the witness statements of the Ripper case to intricately recreate the famous police investigation as it unfolded. 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

12:35am Rugby World Cup 2011 Craig Doyle presents highlights of Wales against Namibia. 1:05am That Sunday Night Show 1:30am The Zone For shopping and special features from QVC, plus roulette with Jackpot247. 3:35am UEFA Champions League Weekly 4:00am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:05am Fresh Meat 12:55am 4thought.tv 4thought.tv asks: 'Should we raise children in mixed marriages?' 1:00am Incendiary In Sharon Maguire's drama Michelle Williams plays a young mother who is bored with her marriage. 2:45am David Blaine: Street Magic 3:40am The Curse of the Hope Diamond 4:35am Atlantic Convoys: The War at Sea 5:30am Smallville

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Dick and Dom Go Wild 5:30pm Blue Peter 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama Current affairs. After Libya, will Syria be the next Arab dictatorship to fall to people power? 10:00pm The Queen's Palaces Documentary series taking a look at HM the Queen's three official residences. 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:32pm BBC Weather 11:35pm A Question of Sport Sue Barker hosts the light-hearted sports quiz, with team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. 12:05am Spooks Drama series about the British Security Service. 1:05am White Mischief 2:50am Weatherview 2:55am The Great British Bake Off 3:55am The Body Farm 4:55am Antiques Road Trip 5:40am BBC News

BBC3 5:10am Britain's Youngest Undertaker 7:25am The Real Hustle 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Planet Dinosaur 9:30pm The Real Hustle 10:00pm Jono 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm The Fades 12:30am Family Guy 1:15am Jono 2:10am The Real Hustle 2:45am Don't Tell the Bride 3:40am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:10am Underage and Pregnant 4:40am Underage and Pregnant 5:10am The Fades

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11:00pm 12:20am Today at Conference Andrew Neil presents highlights of the Labour Party's annual conference in Liverpool. 12:50am Fry's Planet Word 1:50am Damages 2:30am BBC News 5:00am E20 5:30am Class Clips 5:50am Class Clips

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Birds Britannia 9:30pm Only Connect 10:00pm Sandhurst 11:00pm Tumbledown 12:55am The Lost Genius of British Art: William Dobson 1:55am Sandhurst 2:55am Birds Britannia 3:55am Only Connect 4:25am Sandhurst

Embarrassing Bodies

10:00pm

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side Emma Willis hosts a round-up of Big Brother-related news and debate, with special guests, exclusive footage and behind the scenes treats. 1:00am Extraordinary People Documentary series exploring remarkable stories of human experience from all over the world. 1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:05am Meals in Moments 5:15am Grey's Anatomy

Satellite channels SKY1 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA 6:10am Oops TV 6:35am Oops TV 7:00am Oops TV 7:30am Oops TV 8:00am London Ambulance 8:30am London Ambulance 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am The Chicago Code 12:00pm The Chicago Code 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Luton Airport 2:30pm Luton Airport 3:00pm The Real A&E 3:30pm The Real A&E 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm A League of Their Own 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Safebreakers 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad Digging out his passport for series two, Karl Pilkington makes his way through the 'Bucket List'. 12:00am Cop Squad 1:00am Armed and Dangerous: Ultimate Forces 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am 99 Most Bizarre... 3:40am NewLaw and Order 4:30am Law and Order 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:50am Housesitter 6:40am 35mm 7:10am Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 8:40am The Out-of-

Towners 10:20am Blonde Ambition 12:00pm Old School 1:40pm 40 Days and 40 Nights 3:20pm Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Special 3:50pm Aliens in the Attic

5:45pm Alice in Wonderland 7:45pm A Knight's Tale 10:00pm From Paris with Love 11:40pm Lethal Weapon

5:20pm Mars Attacks! 7:15pm I Love You Phillip Morris 9:00pm It's Complicated 11:00pm Old School After walking in on his girlfriend cheating, lawyer Mitch sets up home near the local college.

1:40am Gone in 60 Seconds 3:40am The Line 5:30am Alice in Wonderland

12:45am Harlem Nights 2:45am Big Fat Important Movie 4:15am The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 5:50am Aliens in the Attic

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:55am Henry V 7:15am Turn the Beat Around 8:50am Meet Joe Black 11:50am Amelia 1:45pm The Social Network 3:50pm The Back-Up Plan 5:35pm Adam 7:20pm The Lost Valentine 9:00pm The Back-Up Plan 10:50pm The Social Network 1:00am Away We Go 2:40am Forever Strong 4:35am Adam

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:35am The Killing Machine 6:10am Titan A.E. 8:00am The Line 10:00am Rites of Passage 11:45am A Knight's Tale 2:00pm From Paris with Love 3:45pm Gone in 60 Seconds

TCM 6:00am Off Set 6:55am Splendor in the Grass 9:20am The Thorn Birds 10:30am The Thorn Birds 11:40am The Train Robbers 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm Western Union 6:00pm The Comedians 8:50pm Terror by Night 10:00pm Tango and Cash Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are two of LA's finest cops who can't stand each other but when they're wrongfully imprisoned the pair must work together to clear their names and bring down the people responsible. 12:00am Dolores Claiborne 2:20am Prime Cut 3:50am Teleshopping


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Blue adventure doesn’t live up to its origins

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) The usually flamboyant attitude which is yours at this time of the year is now subdued, but this will not last for too much longer and soon things will be back to normal. You will be looking to spice up your romantic life and your partner will be only too willing to go along with your suggestions.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) There is a lot going on and sometimes you need to take a step back. A feeling that you have covered some ground before is not unfounded. However, there are certain aspects of your life which need to be revisited. Only in this way are you able to see the real progress that has been made.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Expectations are high. With energy peaking early on, projects gain momentum and there are early results. A suggestion made to a loved one some time ago is now acceptable and there could be some excitement. Rather than setting down hard-and-fast plans, it may be better to be flexible.

FILMS them down. The Smurfs will be a definite winner for young children, and there are several scenes which will have them laughing out loud. Although it’s predictable adults will be able to sit through it

comfortably and there are a few scenes with clever humour. However, there is some sexual innuendo in the film which has outraged parents, and although it is really not necessary, it will go over the heads of most younger children. Some of the humour is a bit rude, and although there is no direct swearing, the Smurfs use the

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word ‘smurf’ in the place of ‘bad’ words, so you may find your kids coming out with expressions like ‘Son of a Smurf’ after they’ve seen it. As for the graphics side, it is not brilliant, and the concept of mixing real actors and cartoon characters has certainly been pulled off better in other films. Rather than keeping them looking like cartoons, the animators has given the Smurfs a waxy, translucent quality, which appears a little strange.

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Born September 23, 1943, he is a Spanish-born singer who has sold over 300 million records worldwide. He studied law in Madrid and was a goalkeeper for one of Real Madrid's football teams but in September 1963 he damaged his spinal cord in a car crash. Doctors thought he might never walk again.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Your love life is highlighted and, although you may be suspicious of your good luck, this is a new phase. Whereas before you had some reason to mistrust you are now able to have confidence. It is a great time to progress your inclinations on the romantic front.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Cast your net wide this week and be prepared to take advantage of a state of freedom. With high energy and an expansive

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:

When looking at where you have come from, it is gratifying to know progress continues. The months ahead convince you the path you took was right.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

mind, you are in a good position. Avoid being thrown out of kilter by activities around you. It may be difficult to make real progress at times but that does not mean you are unable to plan.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) As the moon shines on you, it is almost possible to feel the light. After a few recent hiccups it is now possible to get down to achieving your heart's desire. Whether that is what you will want at the end of the day is neither here nor there. What matters most to your wellbeing now is to see some results.

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.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

REST OF THE WEEK Alicante TODAY: SUN, MAX 27C, MIN 19C Fri -26 19 Cl Mon - 28 19 S Sat -27 19 Cl Tues - 27 19 S Sun - 26 19 Cl Wed - 27 19 Sh

Almeria TODAY: SUN, Fri - 24 19 S Sat - 23 19 S Sun - 24 19 S

TODAY: SUN MAX 26 MIN 18C Fri - 26 18 S Mon - 25 19 Cl Sat -26 18 Cl Tues - 25 19 Cl Sun - 24 19 Sh Wed - 26 20 Sh

Benidorm TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 28C, MIN 19C Fri - 28 19 S Mon -28 19 S Sat -28 19 S Tues - 28 19 S Sun - 28 19 S Wed - 28 19 Sh

TODAY: SUN, Fri - 26 18 S Sat -28 18 S Sun - 26 19 S

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Your mind is sharp and it is easy to spot problems before they arise. Some dispute regarding a trip is disappointing. However, you are not able to please everyone in this instance. A glitch in a close relationship needs sorting out now before things get worse.

TODAY: SUN, MAX 31C, MIN 14C Fri - 29 13 S Mon - 28 13 S Sat -27 13 S Tues - 28 13 S Sun - 28 13 S Wed - 28 12 Sh

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VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) A great light shines on your romantic life. Whether it is meeting up with old chums or a new date, there is electricity in the air for you. Equally, a business coupling is particularly fruitful and you count your blessings to have gone down a particular path.

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

Mallorca TODAY: SUN, MAX 28C, MIN 16C Fri - 28 16 S Mon - 27 18 Sh Sat -28 17 S Tues - 27 17 Sh Sun -27 17 Sh Wed - 27 18 S

Murcia TODAY: SUN, MAX 29C, MIN 19C Fri - 28 17S Mon - 29 17 S Sat -28 17S Tues - 29 17 S Sun -28 17 S Wed - 28 17 Sh S Sun, C Cloud, Sn Snow,

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Having been given a chance to take responsibility at the beginning of the month, you are determined to do your best. Certainly, it is a time to concentrate on any business matters which need attention.

MAX 25C, MIN 19C Mon - 26 19 S Tues - 25 19 S Wed - 24 19 S

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

Colleagues are far from helpful at the moment and you may even feel that matters are going backwards. It may be necessary to move away and leave them to haggle among themselves. Perhaps later you may step in and take control of the confusion. If your business life is far from good then it is more than balanced by harmony at home.

28 -16

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

25 - 19

26 - 19

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There will be good news regarding an application or legal document. Following on from that your finances take a turn for the better and this could be long term. Having extra cash is great, but be wary of someone who would like to part you from it. At the weekend, events take a romantic turn but timing may be bad owing to other commitments.

Although you feel more in control as the week comes to an end, do not make the mistake of counting your chickens before they are hatched. If you do, you could end up with egg on your face. Continue to plan to get the best results but bide your time.

SU DOKU

27 - 19

Alicante Murcia

29 - 19

Cl Clear,

Fog,

Sh Showers, Th Thunder

Funagram 1.Unscramble the name of a famous former tennis champion: BROKE SCRIBE 2.Unscramble the name of a famous book, first published in 1945 (two words: I’M ALARM FAN FUNAGRAM SOLUTION 1.BORIS BECKER 2.ANIMAL FARM

THE SMURFS make their first trip to the big screen in Columbia/ Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in The Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks

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LOTTERY UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

UK THUNDERBALL

IRISH LOTTO

EURO MILLIONS

LA PRIMITIVA

EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA

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Saturday September 17

Saturday September 17

Friday September 16

Saturday September 17

Sunday September 18

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CRYPTIC Across 1 A temporary measure to fill a hole (7) 5 Shed a few tears while cider brewed (5) 8 Snares erratic parents (7) 9 Authorisation to turn back the clock (5) 10 We hear sniffer is acquainted with the facts (5) 11 Lion devouring poor shot in part of Africa (7) 12 Rocky stayed firm (6) 14 Pointless gift is arranged beforehand (6) 17 Trains with a different skilled worker (7) 19 Creep off with a thin pancake (5) 22 Drunken Boers are dignified (5) 23 Hairdo not becoming? Certainly! (7) 24 In front of a leader (5) 25 School in wasteland is sweet (7) Down 1 South Staffordshire town is finely contoured (5) 2 Surpass in bout, Donald (5) 3 Gave information about poor grades around the South (7) 4 It becomes a nuisance for the French to pound it (6) 5 Treats curse by mistake (5) 6 At home with friends and institute members (7) 7 Tried to work out in Michigan (7) 12 Bird and water found in

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Wales (7) 13 Something palatable came from the wedding of Catherine the Great, a blessed event (7) 15 Canters about then unsays what has been said before (7) 16 Untied complicated joint (6) 18 A little bit of quiet colour (5) 20 Noted composition for spirited duet with energy (5) 21 Maintain former monarchʼs car (5)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 6 represents C and 21 represents B, so fill in C every time the figure 6 appears and B every time the figure 21 appears. Now using your knowledge of the English language work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Bails, 4 Lascar, 7 Back, 8 Cypriots,

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

9 Elementary, 12 Yields, 13 Rustic, 15 Censorship, 18 Talisman, 20 Exit, 21 Remedy, 22 Shone.

Down 1 Meddler (8) 2 Fragment (5) 4 Raid (6) 5 Seat (5) 6 Come before (7) 7 Comment (4) 8 Vocation (6) 13 Of private concern (8) 15 Energy (7) 17 Awning (6) 18 Delays (6) 20 Perfection (5) 22 Avoid (5) 23 Young of domestic cattle (4)

Across 1 Employer (4) 3 Cooking pot (8) 9 Retainer (7) 10 Accomplished (5) 11 Emblem (5) 12 Brass instrument (6) 14 Want (6) 16 Programme (6) 19 Indigenous (6) 21 Requires (5) 24 Nimble (5) 25 Make intelligible (7) 26 Bold (8) 27 Cure (4)

Down: 1 Boar, 2 Inkwell, 3 Successor, 4 Lap, 5 Shift, 6 Asteroid, 10 Earphones,

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

11 Literate, 14 Supremo, 16 Spire, 17 File, 19 May.

QUICK - Across: 1 Dubai, 4 Year, 7 Fees, 8 Position, 9 Scatterbrain, 11 Umpire, 13 Haggle, 15 Unrestrained, 18 Restless, 20 Shoe, 21 Dark, 22 Lists. Down: 1 Dregs,

10 Rehearsal, 12 Manner, 14 Genesis, 16 Extra, 17 Dross, 19 Elk.

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Quote WORN A A

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain, American author and humorist, 1835 – 1910.

1 Levels, 2 Supply, 3 Beetle, 4 Queens, 5 System, 6 Desert, 7 Vessel, 8 Speeds, 9 Review, 10 Empire, 11 Tested, 12 Toilet, 13 Raises, 14 Videos, 15 Trader, 16 Lowest, 17 Strike, 18 Dreams, 19 Priest

7-star quiz FAMOUS SHIPS 1. Now on display in Portsmouth, what was the name of Admiral Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805? 2. What was the name of the ship that took the settlers known as the Pilgrim Fathers from Plymouth to America in 1620? 3. What were the names of the three ships (one larger carrack and two smaller caravels) that Christopher Columbus departed with from Palos de la Frontera to America on August 3, 1492? 4. What was the name of Captain James Cook’s research vessel that he used on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771?

5. What was the name of the Cherokeeclass 10-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy on which naturalist Charles Darwin visited the Galápagos Islands in 1835? 6. What was the name of the brigantine merchant ship that became famous for having been discovered on December 4, 1872, in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and apparently abandoned, despite the fact that the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and able seamen? 7. What was the name of the iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel that laid the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866?

Nonagram

4 Yes, 5 After, 6 Jovial,

Absent Beards Cereal Denied Dreams EARNED(10) Eating Engine Kissed Melted Messes Pieces Ranges Reined Sealed Settee Sledge Stress Tested

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

1. HMS VICTORY, 2. MAYFLOWER, 3. SANTA MARÍA (nicknamed Gallega), PINTA (the Painted) and Santa Clara, nicknamed NIÑA, 4. HMS ENDEAVOUR (also known as HM BARK ENDEAVOUR), 5. HMS BEAGLE, 6. MARY CELESTE, 7. SS GREAT EASTERN

2 Basmati, 3 Impatient,

Play on Words

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Target: Average: 8 Good: 11 Very good: 16 Excellent: 20

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION aped, cape, clap, clip, dept, dupe, epic, leap, pace, pact, paid, pail, pale, pate, peal, peat, pelt, pica, pied, pile, pita, plat, plea, pled, puce, pule, tape, adept, caped, caput, culpa, cupel, cupid, duple, leapt, lepta, letup, paced, paled, pedal, petal, pilau, piled, place, plaid, plait, plate, plead, pleat, plica, plied, puled, taped, taupe, tepid, tulip, depict, epical, placed, placid, plaice, plated, plicae, teacup, update, plaited, plaudit, plicate, DUPLICATE

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

Answers: Two up two down; On all fours; Worn to a shadow


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4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Hotel Trubble 5:30pm Blue Peter 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City As her mother's condition worsens, Elizabeth tries to confront her past and face her future. 10:00pm The Body Farm 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:32pm BBC Weather The latest weather forecast. 11:35pm Hedge Wars

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BBC3 5:10am The Fades 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Jono 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Wilfred 11:55pm Family Guy 12:15am Family Guy 12:40am Don't Tell the Bride 1:40am Young Soldiers 2:40am Wilfred 3:00am Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 4:00am Cherry's Parenting Dilemmas 5:00am Underage and Pregnant 5:30am Jono

Channel 5

7:10am Guess with Jess 7:20am The Pingu Show 7:35am Little Charley Bear 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Safari 8 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:40am LĂŠon 8:45am The League of Super Evil 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Trapped 9:30am Green Balloon Club Goes on Holiday 9:55am Dirtgirlworld 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:35am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:45am Nuzzle and Scratch 11:05am Get Squiggling 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The New Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics Conference Special 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:40pm Coast 3:00pm The Daily Politics Conference Special

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Today David and the team are in Sheffield. There are plenty of curiosities to keep the dealers interested, including a pair of Victorian celebrity busts and a mining engineer's instrument - a poignant reminder of the region's industrial past.

5:30am Smallville 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:40pm River Cottage Bites 1:55pm Shane

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

5:00pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain 8:00pm Dragons' Den 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins host the semi-final. 10:00pm Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels The Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. 11:00pm Later Live... with Jools Holland 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. Four contestants must pit their wits against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them winning at all costs. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale John is forced to take drastic action to save the farm. Jimmy shows Nicola that he is no pushover. 8:30pm Mayday Mayday Documentary series following the work of RNLI volunteers. 9:00pm Missing Millions Paul Heiney and Melanie Sykes present the series which aims to track down people who are entitled to a share of the 15 billion pounds lying unclaimed in Britain's bank vaults. 10:00pm 71 Degrees North Paddy McGuinness and Charlotte Jackson present the extreme adventure competition. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm DCI Banks Detective drama series based on the novels by Peter Robinson.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT and Channel 4 Present... Channel 4 and BT introduce Liz Johnson, Paralympic swimmer. 9:00pm Gok's Clothes Roadshow 10:00pm Seven Dwarves 11:00pm Shameless

4:15pm Chinese Food in Minutes 4:20pm Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Liam hunts down Bianca's attacker. As evidence against her brother mounts, Kelly gives the police a damning statement. . 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Real Food Family Cook Off The search is on for the country's best home cooks. 9:00pm Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen New makeover show featuring South Africanborn Kelly Hoppen, one of the most celebrated interior designers on the planet. 10:00pm CSI: Miami Crime drama. After an alligator kills an internet entrepreneur in his pool, the team look into his connections with a high-end dating site which attracts some shady customers. 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

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12:35am Rugby World Cup 2011 Craig Doyle presents highlights from another busy day at the Rugby World Cup. 1:20am Billy Connolly's Route 66 New four-part series in which Billy Connolly travels the world's most famous highway - Route 66. 2:15am The Zone For shopping and special features from QVC, plus roulette with Jackpot247. 4:15am Crossing Jordan 5:05am ITV Nightscreen

12:45am True Blood 1:55am Pokerstars.Co.UK UK and Ireland Tour 2:50am Sailing 3:15am Sainsbury's UK School Games 4:10am FIM Superbike World Championship 2011 4:35am Mobil 1 The Grid 5:00am KOTV Boxing Weekly 5:25am Fivb World Beach Volleyball Championship

12:00am The Woods 1:45am Inside Hollywood Get your daily fix of the latest film and TV news from the USA. Presented by Simon Thompson. 2:00am Super Casino 5:05am Meals in Moments 5:15am Brian Sewell's Grand Tour 5:55am County Secrets Series that throws a spotlight on some of the UK's most scenic counties. Each instalment focuses on hidden curiosities and little-known facts about the area.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA 6:10am Tabatha's Salon Takeover 7:00am Oops TV 7:30am Oops TV 8:00am London Ambulance 8:30am London Ambulance 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am The Chicago Code 12:00pm The Chicago Code 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Luton Airport 2:30pm Luton Airport 3:00pm The Real A&E 3:30pm The Real A&E 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm A League of Their Own 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Showboaters 10:00pm Inside Gatwick 11:00pm The League of Gentlemen

Where's My Car? 10:10am Fanboys 11:45am Cop Out 1:35pm Get Him to the Greek 3:30pm Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 5:25pm The Tuxedo 7:10pm Get Him to the Greek 9:00pm Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 10:45pm Cop Out 12:45am Dude, Where's My Car? 2:15am Funny People 4:45am How to be

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5:10pm Dear John 7:00pm Pretty Woman 9:00pm The Kid After suffering a traumatic childhood, and turning to crime, a London lad tries to set his life on the right path. 11:00pm Legally Blonde 12:50am Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde 2:35am Hardball 4:30am Gospel Hill

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:30am Alice in Wonderland 7:30am 35mm 8:00am The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 10:05am The Count of Monte Cristo 12:20pm 35mm 12:50pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2:50pm Lethal Weapon 3 Despite Murtaugh's

attempts to take it easy on his last days before retirement, events make his exit a memorable one, with the two manic detectives taking on an ex-cop who has set himself up as a major crime lord. Action comedy. 5:00pm Centurion 6:55pm The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 9:00pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 11:00pm Lethal Weapon 3 1:05am Centurion 2:45am Showdown in Little Tokyo 4:10am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 5:45am 35mm

TCM 6:00am Western Union 8:05am Maverick 9:05am Gunsmoke 10:35am The Comedians 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke 4:00pm The First Texan 6:00pm Giant 10:00pm 3,000 Miles to Graceland A movie of action, theft, betrayal, Vegas and Elvis impersonators starring Kurt Russell, Kevin Coster. Also features Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, Jon Lovitz and Thomas Haden. 12:30am Dead Again 2:40am TCM Shorts: Off Set Alan Parker 3:10am Off Set 3:50am Teleshopping


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5:00am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Helicopter Heroes 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm To Build or Not to Build Series following some of the UK's 20,000 self-builders. Building an art-deco style family home in Sheffield requires young architect David Cross to have some steely resolve when the project hits problems. 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Celebrity MasterChef

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

5:05am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine Lorraine Kelly presents a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour as well as the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip. 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Today David and the dealers are in Hull, where they find a pair of brandy spoons, a World War II-era sextant and an antique fireman's helmet.

5:25am Fivb World Beach Volleyball Championship 6:15am Cookery School 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Supernanny US 10:55am Supersize v Superskinny 11:55am A Place by the Sea 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm BT and Channel 4 Present... 1:40pm The Magnificent Seven

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

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4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Reel History of Britain Melvyn Bragg, accompanied by a vintage mobile cinema, travels across the country to show incredible footage preserved by the British Film Institute and other national and regional film archives, to tell the history of modern Britain. 8:00pm Escape to the Country A series in which experts help prospective buyers to find their dream home in the country. 9:00pm Natural World Wildlife documentary. Manta rays are one of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean and, at up to seven metres long, one of the largest. 10:00pm Dragons' Den Dragons' Den: How to Win in the Den. 11:00pm Shooting Stars Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer host the hit comedy panel show with team captains Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson, and quiz referee Angelos Epithemiou. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm There's No Taste Like Home 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:50pm Party Political Broadcast by the Labour Party 8:00pm Emmerdale Declan revels in John's misfortune and attempts to poach Andy. 8:30pm UEFA Champions League Chelsea travel to Spain to face Valencia in what looks like their most difficult match in the group. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm UEFA Champions League

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Coach Trip 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm BT and Channel 4 Present... Channel 4 and BT introduce Lee Pearson, Paralympic multi gold medallist para-equestrian. 9:00pm Location, Location, Location 10:00pm Grand Designs The old lifeboat station in Tenby was home to the brave souls of the RNLI for over 100 years. 11:00pm Fresh Meat Brand-new comedy drama series from the makers of Peep Show about the hilarious, and often painful, truths of being a student. 11:55pm Shameless Dean Lennox Kelly returns for the landmark 100th episode of Shameless, as Mickey give Mimi an ultimatum: either the new boiler goes or he does; and suddenly Micky finds himself on The Jockey sofa.

4:10pm Cries in the Dark 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Highland Emergency 9:00pm Ultimate Emergency Bikers Documentary series following the work of emergency bike crews. ) 10:00pm Law and Order: Criminal Intent Two young brothers endure the insanity of their mother until she dies under questionable circumstances in a bathtub. 11:00pm Big Brother Coverage of all the latest goings-on from inside the Big Brother house.

12:20am Today at Conference 12:50am Toughest Place to be a... In the second programme in the series where British workers accept the challenge to do their jobs in some of the toughest conditions in the world, London bus driver Josh West heads to Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city on Earth. 1:50am Damages 2:35am BBC News 5:00am Class Clips Video clips for the classroom.

12:35am Rugby World Cup 2011 As the pool stages draw to a close, there is an Eastern European clash in Pool B as Romania take on Georgia. 1:05am Goodwood Revival 2011 2:00am The Zone 4:00am Gorillas in the Mist

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Natural Born Hunters 4:35pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Hotel Trubble 5:30pm Serious Explorers 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show If it has Britain talking then it will be talked about on the One Show. 8:30pm Waterloo Road 9:30pm Planet Dinosaur 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:32pm BBC Weather The latest weather forecast. 11:35pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 11:45pm Ask Rhod Gilbert 12:20am Outrageous Fortune Comedy drama about female friendship in which two actresses who detest each other when they first meet discover that they are both involved with the same worthless man. 1:55am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:00am See Hear 2:30am Watchdog 3:30am Bang Goes the Theory 4:00am Village SOS 5:00am BBC News

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5:30am Jono 8:00pm The World's Strictest Parents 9:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 10:00pm The Fades 11:00pm Con Air 12:45am Family Guy 1:10am Family Guy 1:30am American Dad 1:55am American Dad 2:15am The Fades 3:15am Young Soldiers 4:15am Bizarre ER 4:45am Bizarre ER 5:15am The World's Strictest Parents

8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Chemistry: A Volatile History 9:30pm Storyville Series following the remarkable work of Judge Chen and his travelling court. 10:00pm Rex Appeal 11:00pm When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth 12:35am Extinct! 1:35am Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life 2:25am Angel of Mine 4:05am Rex Appeal 5:05am Storyville

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

4:45am How to be 6:15am Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow 7:45am House broken 9:25am The Joneses 11:10am Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 12:50pm Grown Ups 2:35pm Four Christmases

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm A League of Their Own 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Middle Season three of the hit sitcom kicks-off with a twoparter as the Hecks take a family trip. 8:30pm The Middle 9:00pm Modern Family The critically adored comedy is welcomed back into the fold with season three. 9:30pm Modern Family 10:00pm Mount Pleasant 11:00pm Fringe The trippiest show on TV is back for a fourth season. 12:00am Strike Back Project Dawn 1:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:00am Road Wars 2:50am 99 Most Bizarre... 3:40am The Dresden Files 4:30am The Dresden Files 5:20am It's Me or the Dog USA

4:05pm The Brady Bunch Movie 5:45pm Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 7:20pm Extract 9:00pm Grown Ups 10:50pm Four Christmases

8:30am We Were Soldiers 10:50am The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 12:40pm Lethal Weapon 4 2:50pm 2 Fast 2 Furious 4:50pm We Were Soldiers 7:10pm Solomon Kane 9:00pm The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 11:00pm Lethal Weapon 4 1:10am 2 Fast 2 Furious Former LA cop Brian now makes his living driving in illegal street races in Miami. 3:10am Avenging Force 5:00am 35mm 5:30am Titan A.E.

12:20am The Joneses 2:00am Intolerable Cruelty 3:45am Office Space 5:20am You Again

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6:00am Giant 9:25am Maverick 10:25am Gunsmoke 11:55am The First Texan 1:30pm Maverick 2:30pm Gunsmoke

4:30am Gospel Hill 6:20am Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde 8:00am Leap Year 9:45am The Lost Valentine 11:25am I Love You, Beth Cooper 1:15pm Nine 3:15pm My Sister's Keeper 5:10pm The Last Song 7:05pm Crazy Heart 9:00pm Letters to Juliet 10:50pm Valentine's Day 1:00am I Love You, Beth Cooper 2:50am The Scouting Book for Boys 4:35am The Top Ten Show 2011 5:00am The Last Song

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4:00pm The Last Challenge 6:00pm Butterfield 8 8:05pm Who's That Girl? Fun romantic comedy with Madonna (during the height of her 80s success) as an innocent woman sent to jail who, upon release, sets out to clear her name. 10:00pm Demolition Man 12:00am The Pillars of the Earth 3:00am The Making of Pillars of the Earth Episode 3/4: William decides to attack Kingsbridge to stop Aliena's success and she is forced to choose between her love for Jack and her oath to her father... 3:50am Teleshopping


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El Bulli: Cooking in progress IN Cala Monjoi, a cove near Roses, in the Catalan Province of Girona, a few hours from Barcelona, lies El Bulli a restaurant owned by Ferran Adria and Juli Soler. Magazine Restaurant’s annual international jury of chefs and restaurant critics has voted El Bulli the World’s Best Restaurant five times. A new documentary ‘El Bulli – Cooking in Progress’ by German director Gereon Wetzel will be premiered at the 23rd International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, November 19, 2010. Three-star Spanish chef Ferran Adria is widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. Each year his restaurant El Bulli closes for half a year – time for Adria and his team to retire to his

Ferran Adria. Barcelona cooking laboratory to create the new menu for the coming season. Anything goes – except copying. ‘Creativity means not copying.’ Ferran Adrià and his team have made Jacques Maximin’s aphorism the motto of their everyday pursuits. The film El Bulli – Cooking in Progress is the close observation of that quest – from initial experimentation to the premiere of the finished dish. Then, come summer, everything changes. Within no time, a cold restaurant must be thrown into full gear – by a brigade of 35 new cooks from around the world, who here, on the Catalan Costa Brava, are entering uncharted culinary territory.

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Telling signs of a man’s finger By Nicole Hallett A MAN’S finger size can tell a lot about him. The length of his ‘ring finger’ has been linked to his libido. The more of the male sex hormone testosterone a baby is exposed to in the womb, the longer his ring finger is likely to be. High levels of testosterone are associated with a higher sex drive. “Sex hormones affect finger length which is determined during a narrow window of development but stays fixed throughout life,” said Professor Martin Cohn, a biologist at the University of Florida. A man whose ring finger is longer than his index finger often has a larger penis, higher fertility and sperm count, as well as more assertive behaviour. In fact, both men’s and women’s sporting prowess, academic ability, sexuality and susceptibility to disease can be assessed on the twin measurements of the length of the ring and index fingers. Longer index fingers on men mean they are less likely to develop prostate cancer and have a lower risk of early heart disease. However, a long index finger in women means they have a higher risk of breast cancer and greater fertility. Gay men are more likely to have had less testosterone exposure and sport the more feminine hand of shorter ring fingers than index fingers, a BBC study showed. Conversely, women with the masculine hand and a longer ring finger are more likely to be lesbians than those who do not. People who excelled on the sports field, especially in running and football, tended to

have longer ring fingers. Traders with long ring fingers were found to make up to six times more money than those whose ring fingers were relatively short, in a Cambridge University study. Children with longer ring fingers were better with number-based subjects like maths and physics, in a University of Bath study.

This is probably why these industries are dominated by men, because more men than women have longer ring fingers. Finger length may also offer an early warning sign for autism, which is sometimes described as the ‘extreme male brain.’ Autism is four times more common in boys than it is for girls.


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Time to get fit By Keith Nicol THE opportunity to choose being fit or fat was made a little easier last week with the opening of Torrevieja’s new gymnasium, located in the new Sports City area beside the tennis show-court. Last year it was used for aerobics and fitness classes but the zone has been transformed into a first class gymnasium, with excellent prices for those who wish to keep or get, into shape. Last week, Torrevieja’s Mayor Eduardo Dolon, a regular user of the old facility, inaugurated the most recent addition to the ever-expanding Sports City. The gym effectively doubles the previous capacity offered and has a total of 440 square metres, divided into thee distinct areas: cardiovascular, strength and functional training area. In total, 38 new exercise machines and numerous

free weights are available and fitness professionals are on hand to help with advise on training methods and to ensure that you don’t hurt yourself or give yourself a heart attack! Torrevieja’s gym offers a little of everything with one of the best price packages to be found anywhere at just €15 per month (€45 per quarter). In addition, Torrevieja residents as well as those who play for one of the many sports clubs in the city of Torrevieja may use these facilities. There are business people and residents for whom the opening hours probably won’t suit but for the moment, the gym is open from Monday to Saturday, weekdays from 9am to 1pm and in the evening from 5pm to 10pm hours (Monday to Friday) and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.


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www.euroweeklynews.com ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight AA77 departed Washington Dulles Airport at 8.20 local time, bound for Los Angeles. The aircraft climbed to its cruise altitude under the control of Dulles radar. Suddenly all radio contact was lost with the aircraft as it began its abnormal manoeuvring and descent towards the Pentagon, hitting it at 534mph, resulting in 64 fatalities on board. The National Transport Safety Board issued Document DCA01MA064, dated February 19, 2002, entitled Flight Path Study, American Airlines Flight AA77. This document was put together using, and quoting from, the following: the recording from the radar tapes whilst AA77 was being tracked over Washington; the total transcript of radio exchanges between Dulles and AA77 until the pilots stopped transmitting; the Digital Flight Data Recorder (the ‘Black Box’) showing the descent of the aircraft from its cruise altitude to the base of the Pentagon; finally, it stated they were forbidden to release further reports as to the reason for the accident due to the ongoing ‘investigation’ by the FBI. No video or other photographic evidence has ever been shown with

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respect to the aircraft actually approaching or hitting the Pentagon; however, many hundreds of eyewitnesses have said they saw an airliner crash into the Pentagon. The most survivable items after a catastrophic incident like this would be those parts made of heatresistance steel alloys normally found in jet engines and landing gear struts. Many of these parts were found showing fire exposure and impact damage and were photographed at the scene.

Furthermore, the DFDR (Black Box) and body parts were also found. With such overwhelming evidence, it is clear that Boeing 757-223 Serial number 34602, registration N644AA, was flown into the Pentagon and disintegrated into relatively small pieces on September 11, 2001. The aircraft insurers paid out on January 14, 2002, and the aircraft registration was cancelled due to it being destroyed. Let’s dispel some myths. The aircraft cannot fly at 534mph. Manufacturers apply relatively low, never exceed speeds on airliners to prevent pilots from becoming ‘cowboys’; a commercial airliner may rattle a bit when exceeding 500mph but it would not break up until it went through the sound barrier.

Prior to lining up with the Pentagon it made some dramatic, impossible manoeuvres; these flight manoeuvres have been achieved under simulated conditions specifically in New Zealand. A number of the pilots on the FBI’s list of perpetrators have been seen and interviewed by the BBC after 9/11; however, it is also documented that these people had their passports stolen in the Middle East before 9/11. So, who were these highly skilled commercial pilots who flew those airliners on that fateful day? Nobody knows for sure, not even the FBI, but the Middle East including Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia have well trained Muslim commercial pilots. The hole in the side of the Pentagon doesn’t match the shape of the aircraft. True, however, the aircraft was travelling at 530mph, its outer parts made of aluminium, and it hit a reinforced structure. No CCTV footage is available. True, I believe the US were so embarrassed they don’t want anyone to see it. A Boeing 757 did fly into the Pentagon.


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Local business team offers to help MABS cancer charity TELECOMMUNICATIONS experts, Telitec, have a team ready to go and raise funds for cancer patients and their families on the Costa Blanca! Based in Moraira, the four Telitec staff plan to make a parachute jump on October 9 2011, starting from the Aerodromo Skydive Center, Murcia. Colleen Trett once did a charity skydive in the UK. She says this is very personal for her: “I lost my mum to cancer more than 20 years ago and more recently an elderly gentleman who was like a father figure to me. Fellow jumpers Neil Harrodine, Juanjo Buigues and Sergio Buigues have had similar experiences. The four of us got together and decided to help the charity that helps others with cancer. This is an exclusive jump to raise money just for MABS.” MABS Cancer Support Group would like to express thanks to the Telitec team and urges everyone to get behind them with sponsorship, and to share the excitement ‘on the day’. For a sponsorship form and more details of

the time and place of the jump, please contact Colleen by email at: colleen@telitec.net As MABS grows we are constantly in need of more volunteers. Please think of ways you could help us to encourage them to join us. There are now four main branches and several area offices of the charity in many geographical areas from Valencia to Gibraltar. All need their volunteers, supporters, drivers, translators and, indeed, people who can ‘just be a buddy’ who’ll pop in for a cuppa, do a bit of shopping or just be there to listen. MABS Cancer Support Group offers support and kindness to cancer patients. Today MABS helps all nationalities, including Spanish speaking residents. MABS Cancer Support Group is a registered charity number 7261.

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Is mobile market killing websites? MOBILE MARKETING is the latest hot whether you should be making changes is to check your traffic stats. If a topic online. With the growing number of internet- significant portion of your traffic comes capable mobile devices I will take a brief from mobile devices then you probably should be looking at look at how the mobile what you can do to market might affect ONLINE make your sites more traditional websites over MARKETING mobile friendly. the next couple of weeks. with If only a small I will also explain what Andy Smith amount of traffic is you can do to take of Bamboo Media mobile then changing advantage of the growing andy.s@bamboo-media.eu your site probably number of mobile users www.bamboo-media.eu isn’t going to be accessing the internet worth your while today. For the first time ever, companies are just yet. Either way, with the internet changing shipping more smart phones than computers and the fact that Google so rapidly and everybody’s needs being bought mobile giant Motorola last month different, you are always safer to get could be a good pointer that mobile some expert advice from a reputable marketing will be the future niche for company who can advise you on the promoting your business. latest trends and offer you the best I am often asked by companies online marketing strategy to suit your whether they need to change their individual business needs. websites and Facebook pages to Next week I’ll be giving you some tips accommodate mobile devices and the on how to make your site mobile friendly answer is going to be a bit different and looking at how to link it all together for everyone. with a good social network A good pointer as to marketing plan.

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Bid to unravel ancient Mexican City of Gods Left: Disc of Death A MAJOR exhibition into the believed to have Teotihuacan civilisation is marked the being held in Spain. The exhibition, which beginning of the runs until November 13, decline of the provides a unique insight civilisation around into the culture, ideology, 600AD. traditions and social and Below: Malinaltepec economic organisation of Mask 700AD. this remarkable yet relatively little known City The area was a source of of the Gods civilisation, mineral wealth with jade, which has intrigued mica, marble serpentine international scholars for and travertine stone, used centuries. by craftsmen who became Now further focus has specialists in the production been turned on to of murals, ceramic pottery, the subject in a stone carvings, masks, major exhibition bone shells, sculptures and displaying 400 jewellery, often used to objects recovered trade and negotiate during a century of strategic alliances. excavations in The feathers of the www.pfieldman.blogspot.com and around the sacred bird, the Quetzal, site and on loan are depicted in many from Mexican and residential. objects and murals. museums at the CaixaEach sector comprised Although there is some Forum Cultural Centre in massive, stone-built evidence that some of the Madrid. monuments separated residential and ceremonial Teotihuacan means by vast open central sectors of the city were ‘City of the Gods’ and squares. destroyed by fire, perhaps this is the name that The main avenue, built an earthquake, there are the CaixaForum has on a north-south axis, conflicting explanations given to this known as the Avenue of over its demise. exhibition. the Dead links the Like many ancient Objects on display Northern Pyramid of the civilisations there was a range from everyday Moon and Pyramid of the strong belief in fatalism. It household items to Sun with the Southern was said that if the universe smooth, stone masks and Citadel, which included the was created by gods, then exquisite jewellery and most important building in gods could determine the sculptures; none more so the city known as the end of its creation. than the Mask of Temple of the Feathered However, there are Malinaltepec dating from Serpent. several opinions that link 700AD with its encrusted, This temple testifies to the cause of its mosaic stones and beaded the importance of religion disappearance to internal necklace. in the Teotihuacan society revolt against the Many of the sculptures where two main beliefs established ruling power, depict religious and military powerful cultural, political cohabitated; the social difficulties caused by symbols. The stone and religious centre of the Quetzalcoatl with the the excessive growth in sculpture known as the pre-Hispanic era. Feathered Serpent, and population and the Disc of Death is believed to The site of the city of Tlaloc, God of Rain and consequent ignoring of the have marked the beginning Teotihuacan, which lies 45 Fertility. plight of the people by the of the decline of the kilometres north of Mexico Teotihuacan society was elite. civilisation. City, is one of the based on a pyramid Interestingly, these archaeological wonders of hierarchy with political reasons could well apply to Teotihuacan the world and became a leaders, priests, our own democracies Mention ancient World Heritage site in 1987. ambassadors, traders, today. We should take note civilisations of Mexico and Built between 150 and soldiers and workers. of what history teaches us. the 15th century Aztec 250AD, the city was the Teotihuacan’s influence CaixaForum Social culture springs to mind. largest in the Americas, extended to the north of and Cultural centre Yet, more than 1,000 years extending to more than 22 Mexico and south to Paseo del Prado earlier, at the beginning of square kilometres with a Guatemala with an 36 Madrid our era, an equally population estimated at integrated political and Daily 10am to important civilisation about 200,000. economic structure 8pm until existed in Central Mexico. It was a well planned and enabling it to establish November 13 The Teotihuacan designed complex divided diplomatic and trade links Free admission civilisation spanned 800 into four separate areas: with other regions in years from about 100BC political, economic, cultural Mesoamerica. until it collapsed around 800AD. At the height of its Peter Fieldman’s novel ‘1066 The Conquest’ is available on Amazon or visit power in around 450AD, www.1066TheConquest.com Teotihuacan was the most

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BOATING LICENCES ARE NOW A LEGAL REQUIREMENT IN SPAIN. Serenity Sailing RYA Training Centre, Competent Crew to Yacht Master, VHF & ICC. Own boat tuition on sail and power. If you have a yacht or powerboat, get qualified and certified. Contact Richard (0034) 638 056 224 enquiries@serenitysailing. com / www.serenitysail ing.com (89392)

Building Services PURELY MAINTENANCE House Painting to building. Rope access available for those inaccessible jobs. Tel 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 (84796) CHRIS SLADDEN Master Builder, over 25 yrs experience, 10 of which in Spain. Available for all building projects, specialists in bathroom and kitchen refurbs. Walk-in showers, all specialist tiler. Tel: 966 189 700 / 686 635 860 (82215)

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FANTASTIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY well established & well known second hand shop & lady’s boutique for sale inc all fixtures & fittings. All stock, together with van QUICK SALE MUST BE SEEN WAS 55,000€ NOW ONLY 27,500€ Tel: 626 253 569 (87251) BUSINESS FOR SALE/OPPORTUNITIES. 10 COLD DRINK/SNACK VENDING MACHINES SITED €44.900. EXCELLENT CASH INCOME, NO OVERHEAD, OPERATE FROM HOME ONE DAY WEEKLY.€31,000 NET YEARLY. 25 PRINGLE MACHINES SITED €14,900. GUARANTEED €250 PER WEEK NET. 965 326 442 / 659 696 455 (90480) LARGE Internet Café, computer repairs shop and postal service, Guardamar. Established 10 years. €29,000. Call 697 529 194 (87427)

Buy & Sell HOUSE CLEARANCES Cash Paid Removals and Deliveries Bric–aBrac Tel Sam 966 773 711 / 627 177 511 (86322) POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 www.spainpool.com (91203) HOUSE clearances and light removals. Cash paid for white goods, furniture, bric a brac, almost anything Tel Bill 676 527 348 or Rita 676 527 186 (87381)

Caravans MOTORHOMES & CARAVANS WANTED, CASH WAITING, ANYTHING CONSIDERED. 647 587 855 / 950 459 010 www.hispa van.com (91635)

Carpentry YANICO CARPINTERO – Doors, kitchens, wardrobes, security doors, parquet flooring. Tel: 630 645 354 e-mail: yanico@yanico.es (91009)

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Charities/Churches ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS ALCOHOL COSTING YOU MORE THAN MONEY? Drinking to excess not only affects your health it can spill over into every other aspect of your life – damaging everything that is important to you. Englishspeaking AA meetings are held throughout the Costa Blanca from Valencia City to Murcia. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or discuss a possible drinking problem contact Costa Blanca North: *648 169 045* or Costa Blanca South: *625 912 078*. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. AA in German: 645 456 075; Spanish: 96 521 9471; Flemish: 635 047 053; and Scandinavian: 659 779 222. www.aa-costablanca.org AECC Torrevieja Branch:Contra el Cancer, C/La Calera 2, (Wednesday mornings only) ring 96 571 6679. AECC are continually looking for people able to organise concerts or other fundraising events in aid of AECC. Even in times of recession AECC still provides services such as early detection of cancer and hospital visiting for those undergoing treatment. Please call AECC on 965 716679, Elizabeth on 966 798296 or Bea (La Marina) 966 796004 if you can help in any way. AECC are always in need of items suitable for use as tombola prizes. Please do not throw away any unwanted pesetas. Visit the AECC English-Language Website for further information about all aspects of AECC in the Torrevieja area: www.aecctorrevieja.org ROUNDABOUT CHARITY SHOP. We are now into summer and very soon we will be feeling the heat! It is time therefore for another visit to the shop where you might find a bargain or two. Choose from the clothing selection, jewellery, household goods, books or bric a brac. There is usually something there for everyone —- but not always. Charitable donations have recently been made to The Alzheimers Centre, Cancer Research and The Amigos Ambulance Service. We still need your help with donations etc. Please keep them coming in! During July and August the shop will only be open Wednesday to Saturday from 09.30 until 13.00 FULL GOSPEL Business Men’s Fellowship International. We are a Christian organisation with a difference. Breakfast meetings for men each month including a testimony time, & time to ask questions for those who seek answers. Info: Stuart 968 575 417 or 664 673 863

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www.euroweeklynews.com CHURCH ON THE WAY Meeting every Sunday in the Hotel La Laguna Los Olivos room at 11am. Open to Christians and non Christians. Come along and find the true meaning to life. Contact Pastor Janet 966 712 584 mobile 666 001 543 Reg: 1265 SG section A

THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. Former & serving aircrews of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are welcome to join this convivial & friendly organisation, now in its 21st year. www.acacostablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042

THE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF QUESADA, meets at Sociedad Compas, 14 Calle de Toledo, Quesada. Sunday Service at 11.30am. A Tuesday evening of Mediumship at 7.30pm and every Thursday there is an opportunity to develop your skills at the Open Circle at 7.30pm. Spiritual Healing is available Sunday and Tuesday. Contact Wendy on 965 323 028.

HELP MMM CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Appointments for cervical, breast and prostate screening in the Murcia area, please ring 680 393 257

THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION, Torrevieja Branch, meet at 1730 on the first Wednesday of each month at La Rustika Restaurante (formerly Los Arcos Restaurante), Avenida Baleares, Torrevieja. Contact Mike Wright, Chairman 966 188 701 or Margaret Forshaw, Secretary 966 921 996. HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality. 24 hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10 am and 1:30 pm or online at www.helpvegabaja.com. For emergencies 24 hr helpline 965 704 282 THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Orihuela Costa - covering from Punta Prima to San Javier. The branch meets at Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras on 3rd Thursday of each month at 19.00 -19.30 pm. more info can be found on branch website www.orihuelacostarbl.co.uk. THE BAKER FOUNDATION for SPIRITUAL AWARENESS. 16 Nicolas De Bussi Ave, Playa Flamenca. Sunday Service every week 11a.m. to 12 noon, everyone welcome. For further details please phone/fax 966 760 665 THE PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of the RAOB meets every Friday in Ciudad Quesada. Please call the secretary, Colin Bird on 653 066 919 for further information. CHARITY BOOK STALL PEGO THURSDAY MARKET. Selection of over 500 books, all proceeds given to the elderly/disabled of Pego and local Animal Rescue. More stock always required please contact Chrissie 965 977 228/617 647 395 THE ANGLICAN CHURCH, La Fustera. For more info: contact Frank Bentley on 966 495 188 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (MABS) MURCIA/MAR MENOR Help and support is just a phone call away, Avda Rio Nalón, Tel: 693 275 779 or 968 432 525 PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH has moved to: Calle Canalejas, 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service 11am & Thursday at 5pm for Bible study and Prayer. All welcome from any church background or none. Info: PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@gmail.com or Eddie on 966 769 300 / 650 509 606 TCF is a multi-national English speaking church now located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja. The Sunday Service, including Communion and Creche/Sunday School, commences at 10.30 am with a Bible Study/Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6.00 pm. Telephone 966700391 or call in to the Church any day between 9.00 am until 1.00 pm. Monday to Friday to find out more about Church activities.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JAVEA BRANCH meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month@ Scallops Rest on the Arenal at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend as a visitor and join the branch if they wish. Anyone needing any help or advise on Welfare, or any information regarding the branch can contact either Sheila on 965 791 270 or Roger on 965 790 123 HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality. 24 hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10 am and 1:30 pm or online at www.helpvegabaja.com. For emergencies 24 hr helpline 965 704 282 TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets each Friday 3pm to 5pm in The Annex, (behind Age Concern Centre), Calle Paganini, Urb. La Siesta. Our aim is to support stroke survivors and their carers by a range of facilities from speech therapy, rehabilitation exercise, group discussion etc. For info: Louie 96 671 8964 or Carol, Secretary: 966 765 488, e-mail: strokesupportgroup@hot mail. com Donations and further voluntary helpers are needed and guest speakers with relevant knowledge or experience are very welcome.

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HOME FROM HOME. Professional chimney sweep. Family run business Telephone 660 478 881 (87330)

GARDENER, 25 years working in Spain. English/Spanish spoken. Private gardens and communities. Free quotes billthegardner@hot mail.es Tel 699 682 630 (87288)

Computers SOL COMPUTERS Computer repairs in Alicante region Call Richard 966 699 477 (87275) COMPURED COMPUTERS - Service makes the difference. Check us out at our shop at La Zenia roundabout. Mon-Fri 10.00-17.30, Sat 10.00-14.00. Phone 966 761 647 (87479) PC Repairs & Upgrades in your own home. No job too small. Call Clive 648 883 202 / 966 260 403 (91072)

Electrician UK ELECTRICIAN Fully qualified all aspects of electrical work. Now installing ICP switch meeting Iberdrola requirements. Free quotes. Call Alan 965 725 445 / 616 226 083 (91010) ELECTRICIAN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE on the Costa Blanca. Electrical upgrades, 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 (88968)

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International Christian Assembly Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja Evangelical non-denominational Sunday services 11am Children’s church 11am House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. Pastor, Rafael Restrepo All nationalities welcome 966 799 273 / 660 127 276.

QUALIFIED Tradesman. Air Conditioning, electrical, plumbing, satellite, fencing, painting, balustrades & general maintenance. Small jobs welcome. Torrevieja & surrounding areas 965 328 361/680 934 549 (91199)

Gold GOLD wanted highest price paid beat any other offer 686 058 684 (80659)

Health & Beauty CHIROPODIST, BRITISH REGISTERED. Home visits. In-growing toenails, Corns, Callous, etc. 626 967 367 (89291) WEIGHT WATCHERS. Call free on 900 818 656 for meeting details and latest offers. What have you got to lose? (93226)

SALT’S BAY INSURANCE BROKERS. Call now for your competitive quotes on insurance for: motor (UK & Spanish plates), household, life, private medical, travel and more. Policies in English. Tel: 965 706 394 E-mail info@saltsbay.com (89419)

MOBILE HAIRSTYLIST. Professional hairdressing in the comfort of your own home. For your free consultation. Tel Joanna 644 133 148 / 672 532 536 (93101)

Hearing Aids DIGITAL hearing aids, SONGBIRD ultra, volume control, four sound levels, as new, 350 euros. Guardamar. Tel 965 729 756 (87338)

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION G ra n A l a c a n t B ra n c h m e e t s 1st Tuesday of every month at The Norwegian Club on S i e r ra M a r U r b a n i s a t i o n a t 7pm for 7.30pm prompt. For further info contact Barbara Turnbull, Branch Secretary on 608 994 456 or e-mail b_dmt1966@yahoo.co.uk CAMPELLO CONTRA CANCER in conjunction with AECC Association Español Contra Cancer has opened a charity shop at C/Virgen de los Desamparados No 13 (next door to Mas y mas) El Campello. The shop is open Mon-Fri 10 - 2pm and is run by unpaid volunteers and all monies raised goes to the AECC. We urgently need donations of clothes, books, large and small furniture etc, and we will arrange collection of large items. We need volunteers to help out in the shop and also clothes rails, shelves etc. for display. Please support your local Cancer charity and if you wish to obtain literature or simply talk to someone. Please stop by at the shop. Contact Mina or Trisha. Tel 650 071 278 or 610 921 413. e-mail aecc_campel lo@hotmail.com

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Legal Services CONVEYANCING, long + short property rentals, car importing, nie´s, residencias. Wills etc visit www.basteon.com 966 792 113 or email info@basteon.com

Limousine Hire TUXEDO LIMOUSINE CHAUFFEURS we specialise in Limousines, Rolls Royce’s and Vintage cars for hire. Airport transfers Benidorm Palace, birthdays, theme parks shopping trips, weddings etc. Check our website www.tuxedolimousines.es Tel 968 969 648 / 618 315 933 info@tuxedolimousines.es

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SALES REMOVALS & purchases of single and twin unit mobile homes 630 055 418 (91026)

PERGOLA 5mx3m Never been erected. High quality solid timber. Fully treated brown. Ideal for Garden or Carport. €385 Will Deliver Free. 622 791 907 or for pictures & info email si.whitworth@gmail. com (91073) BREADMAKER - Panasonic €50. Many more household items due to owner moving. Tel 966 762 381 /609 609 391 (87382)

WE BUY, SELL, REMOVE & transport all sizes & makes of Mobile Homes. Do not be conned by our competitors offering you sale or return terms, We pay CASH prior to removal, We cover the whole of Spain. Can’t sell, rent too high, difficult campsite owner? We are also here to help call Sue for free advice on 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 Casas Moviles SCP (90486)

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ENGLISH MOBILE MECHANIC 20 years experience servicing and repairs. No job too small. Torrevieja and surrounding areas. Tel: Steve 626 894 379 (89271)


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RECONDITIONED, repairs & new 2 year warranty. Tel: 951 923 759 (90322)

LENNY MITCHELL & HIS MUSICAL TIME MACHINE. 60s & 70s music, professional guitarist, singer 658 321 891 (91046)

FULLY comprehensive mobility scooter insurance ,the only policy available in Spain (underwritten by Lloyds of London) dealer inquiries welcome. www.mobilityin surancespain.com 952 584 302 / 633 127 901

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Nursery Hire KIDEASE NURSERY HIRE. Wide range of Children’s Equipment FOR HIRE. FREE DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK. Family business. Tel: 966 764 267/665 124 448 www.kideasenurseryhire.com (91137)

Pension Tracing Find that old or forgotten UK pension Could increase your retirement income Contact Richard@pensiontracing.com (83230)

Pergola Covers WE BUY your cars for cash. Amigo Cars 622 684 486 (86335) WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. Spanish cars bought and sold. All paperwork done. Mazarron to Torrevieja Vehicles also taken away and legally disposed of patrickhur ley@hotmail.com Pat 667 711 380 (88081) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans 4x4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyanycar@hotmail.com (82225) VEHICLES WANTED. Damaged, accident or broken down. Any registration, any condition. All offers considered. Tel 646 726 377 MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (m) ANY GOOD CONDITION cars wanted for cash from year 2000. Must have air-con Tel 605 369 921 9.00 am – 9.00 pm (91087) LOOKING for a car? FWR has a good selection of LHD & RHD vehicles for sale or exchange. Cabriolets, MPV’s, 4x4’s, estates, saloons, pick-ups, vans and cheap runarounds. New and used vehicles sourced. Check out our easy to use website www.fwreuro cars.com or just call Frank 600 726 221 / 965 687 976 (87384) MERCEDES CLK 270 CDi coupe auto tiptronic avantgarde. Dec 2006 only 45,000 kms. FSH. Stunning example finished in Metallic Silver with two tone grey vented leather interior, cruise, 17” alloys, dual climate and much more. Must be seen! €19,450 600 726 221 / 965 687 976 www.fwreuro cars.com (87384) MERCEDES 270 CDi saloon auto tiptronic August 2001. Fully equipped, stunning car in silver €8,950. MERCEDES CLK 270 CDi coupe 2003 fully equipped, manual, silver €12,450. MERCEDES CLK Cabrio 230 auto tiptronic June 2000, fully equipped, metallic Lilac (lavender), full grey leather €11,450. MERCEDES SLK 320 Cabrio auto tiptronic, Oct 1996, hard and soft tops, dark metallic green with full tan leather, €8,450. 600 726 221 / 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com (87384)

SAILS, carports etc. Tailor made durable canvas. POLYETHYLENE SAILS. Exhibiting Procomobel Market Guardamar Saturdays / Camposol anyday. 667 879 399 krugercanopies@in.com (91130)

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NEW black lady in Torrevieja 19 years. Clean, sexy body, big breasts, massage, erotic, escort service 24 hours 636 663 956 (87269)

MOUNTAIN VIEW Cat Hotel Professional care near Hondon de las Nieves www.mountainviewcatho tel.webs.com 654 155 473 (91179)

SEXY ENGLISH COUPLE together or separate, pleasure for men, couples, women, girl-girl relaxed, discreet apartment in Algorfa or yours. Jasmine/Sebastian 663 478 337 (87311)

HOUSE & PET SITTING. House secured, pets kept to the same routine in own environment. Andy, ex-forces. 968 182 562 / 699 386 833 (88069)

FELLAS! Do you have a problem getting up in the morning or at another time? If so, you need the DIAMOND SHAPED BLUE PILL. Quesada & surrounding area. Derek 685 207 378 (87329) TORREVIEJA super sexy Chinese girl, Calle Orihuela, No 60 2nd floor, 1st door (87368) TORREVIEJA, 25 yr Jamaican girl, slim, tall, very busty, sexy, elegant, friendly & very clean. Erotic massage with happy ending. Tel: 688 238 916 / 644 533 965 w w w. l ove r b a b y 1 j i m d o. c o m (87371) CINDY, the most passionate Venezuelan woman, beautiful body for all your fantasies. La Zenia (next to Consum), 10 min Torrevieja. 600 784 461 / 627 203 147 (87424) THAI nice lady, qualified masseusse, alone or with her young Spanish girlfriend, 18, for an unforgettable experience. Cabo Roig (opposite health centre) 672 872 050 (87282) ALANI from Hawaii, 39, sensual attractive, warm and friendly lady, will pamper you with warm and satisfying erotic massage and more. Very discreet apartment. Visit me or I will visit you, Torrevieja. Call 603 352 507 (87726) SWINGERS PARTY, Saturday October 1st. Near Guardamar 676 133 507 (87725)

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ATTRACTIVE MATURE ENGLISH LADY available for adult fun in my private luxury villa. Call me for a different and memorable visit. 648 676 277 (87339) ASHLEY, sexy English mixed race, 29, tall, slim with long legs, excellent rates, 5 mins from Punta Prima. Call 634 336 712 (87481)

PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (69180) ANIMALCOURIERS. A kind, caring door to door road service with Animalcouriers between the UK/France/Spain. Defra Authorised Type 2 Hauliers. Inspected licensed vehicle, 5 star accommodation for your pet’s comfort. animals@animalcouriers.com Telephone Spain – 635 155 962 / 656 894 477. UK 0044 (0) 1483 200 123 / 0044 (0) 7736 251 800 – web: www.animalcouriers.com (80903)

WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM prices from dogs 395 pounds, cats 295 pounds. Travel with your pets from 695 pounds. Various packages available inclusive of furniture, cars and bikes. Weekly service. 952 160 096 / 665 150 227 (86169)

AVAILABLE male and female for photo shoots and videos, either together or solo. Adult style shoots. email 2011ibs@gmail. com Tel 968 334 548 (91085)

GORGEOUS ENGLISH BLOND 45 years, gives discreet massage, 1 hour or over night stay. 15 mins Alicante airport.Tel Karen: 662 049 021 (88940)

PROTECTAPET, Spain’s leading pet insurance. Free phone 966 493 373 www.protectapet.eu (84589)

ANIMALCOURIERS. Pet Air Travel with Monarch, Thompson, Thomas Cook and Jet2.com, both in and outbound, the alternative way to travel . Travel box loan scheme. animals@animalcouri ers.com Telephone Spain – 635 155 962 / 656 894 477. UK 0044 (0) 1483 200 123 / 0044 (0) 7736 251 800 – web: www.animal couriers.com Spain – UK – Oz – New Zealand – many destinations. Free quotations and advice. (80903)

ELEGANT SLIM SEXY ESCORT LADY available, home/house visits. La Manga – Torrevieja Mazaron area. 693 357 526 (91217)

CASA ANGELA, TORREVIEJA. Luxury chalet. Exotic girls from South America. Feeling alone or just want some company? We will fulfil your dreams! Call us, come and enjoy. We can come to your house/hotel. Male and Female, discretion. Drinks on the house, easy to find, lots of parking space. Open 24 hours, air conditioning. Address: Avda. Association Victimas de Terrorismo. Tel: 609 573 468 / 639 832 118 (91134)

DOMINO PET HOTEL When you are on a holiday or just away ** Cattery with warm and cosy beds / daily grooming ** Large and comfortable dog kennel, large exercise park ** Doggie Wellness weekend Fri - Mon 25€ incl. Wellness bath ** Grooming salon with a provisional pet stylist. ** Pet Shipping WORLDWIDE. (USA, Australia…) ** Daily pet flights from SPAIN to the UK ** Transport crates all sizes to best prices Domino Pet Care SL, Tel: 654 168 366 www.dominopetshipping. com/ mail: info@dominopetship ping.com (91589)

SMALL FRIENDLY BRITISH KENNELS individual runs, large exercise area. 25 mins Alicante airport. www.parkbark.co.uk 628 244 712 (91135)

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PET SITTING. Previous kennel owner, 20 years experience caring for pets. Tel. 655 173 517 (87302)

DEES KENNELS AND CATTERY, family run, with total commitment and individual attention, peace of mind guaranteed, ring for visit, 965 996 807 / 659 991 945 or email jan_watson@hotmail.co.uk PET SITTING in my own home www.preciousperros.moonfruit.co m 966 791 290 (87286) TWO 14 MONTH OLD GOLDEN BURMILLA CATS available at very affordable prices. Stunningly beautiful. House trained. Fully vaccinated, good pedigrees, microchipped, pet passports. Tel. 971 872 690, gwen@bellabonny. com (89870)

Pet Sitting PET AND HOUSE SITTING. Telephone Margaretha 966 727 111 / 675 391 555 email margaretha_kaupert@yahoo.de (87490)

Pet Transport EASYHORSE CARE RESCUE CENTRE. We aim to rescue HORSES. If you would like to DONATE please call 965 967 033 or sales@easyhorsecare.net www.easyhorsecare.net or call Sue 652 021 980

PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, Formentera del Segura, Costa Blanca – Sleeps 4. Within 5 minutes drive of the beautiful beaches of Guardamar, 5 golf courses within 20 minute drive. Bath/shower, lounge, kitchen/diner. Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher & full utensils, TV, DVD. Large terrace with spectacular mountain views. Outdoor furniture, BBQ, sun beds & plunge pool. Many extras including golf clubs & bikes. From only 175 Euros per week. For details email davidrowland30@hotmail. co.uk Tel 634 365 221/634 358 290 (88075) TV 116 - Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja, 3 bed end townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garden, solarium, com pool/gardens. 495 pm + bills. Tel 966 707 074. (89468) TV 113 - Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja, 2 bed end townhouse, 2 balconies, com pool/gardens, separate kitchen. 450 pm + bills. Tel 966 707 074 (89468) SM69 - 3 bed detached villa, private pool in El Galan. Large under build/garage, enough room for 4+ cars. Long term let 800€ pcm 966 720 766/636 360 795 (89468)

SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER. Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting re-homing. Shelter open 7 days a week 12noon - 2.00pm & 3.30pm - 7.00pm. (Spanish speaking staff) or phone Gail 962 896 118. Visit our website for directions. www.spama.org and view our new blog at www.spa ma-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM

VARIOUS properties, Torrevieja, La Zenia and surround. 2 beds 360 pcm, call Paul 966 785 891 / 659 647 616 miramarproper ties@yahoo.co.uk (91216)

P.E.P.A. VOLUNTEERS & FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED. By fostering an abandoned dog, or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline, you could help save the lives of many animals. Please call: 650 304 746. For more information browse our website: www.pepaspain.com EURO WEEKLY NEWS CLASSIFAX AGENT

LUXURY 2/3 bed apartments in San Miguel. Marble entrance, rooftop pool, brand new from 385 euros month 616 493 487

GATAMI ORGANISATION, to help kittens and cats, looking for good homes, also spaying wild cats in the community. Kittens require adoption, fully vaccinated, dewormed, de-fleed. We also need volunteers to help Car boot sale in Polop on Sundays Tel Anna: 966 806 976 /654 729 977

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Pool Maintenance SWIMMING pool maintenance. On site training call Keith 966 189 206 / 693 004 810 (86313)

Pools JACUZZI, hot tubs, spas. Quality American spas at factory prices, also spares, filters and repairs used and ex display spas available We part ex and buy spars. Best prices. Established 9 years in Spain Call EUROSPAS 650 722 905 www.eurospas1.com (89397)

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The Interpreter, English - Spanish, to assist you in Hospitals, Medical Centres, Schools, Legal & Personal matters. Call 686 320 435. For Kelly’s Flying Flowers to any UK address. Call 965 761 595 (94045)

SM94 - 2 bed townhouse at Las Filipinas, Villamartin. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, garage, underbuild with loads of storage. Long term let 450€ pcm 966 720 766/636 360 795 (89468)

TWO bedroom apt, partly furnished in Algorfa town centre. €200 per month. 0044 7949 589 539. londonangels@hotmail.com (90913)

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Thursday • SLIMMING MEETINGS: La Marina. Thursdays 11am. Call Sian 965496209/658271553. • MABS Cancer Support Group meetings. Contact Sue Reula on sue@mabscancersupport.org. • TOTAL CRAFTS in Torrevieja is a ladies crafting group that meet every Thursday at PAL social club in La Siesta from 2pm to 5pm. New members welcome. Call Maureen 966 789 977. • MODERN JIVE CerocStyle with Paso a Paso every Thursday in Guardamar. Three levels at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8.15pm followed by social dancing. Tel 674 408 298 www.modern-jive-spain.com. • SLIMMING CLUB: Thursdays 10am at Rojales Steak House in Rojales. Call Dee 637 994 967 for more information. • DENELLE DANCE CLUB Ballroom and Latin American tuition and social at the Big Wok (former Old Asturias) 8pm10.15pm. All grades welcome. For more info call Lyn on 635 584 431 or email lyn at: denelledance@hotmail. com • OLD TIME DANCING class with SLOTS. Pilar Sol Club, Lo Monte Hotel, N332 Pilar de la Horadada. 7.30pm - 9.30pm: All levels welcome. Call 609 939 369 • FRIENDS UNLIMITED Meetings on Thursdays at The Club, Calle Toledo, near Quesada Bowls Club, between 2pm and 4pm. Call 966 719 862 www.helpvegabaja.com

Friday • CHESS CLUB: Fridays 1pm to 5pm in Daya Vieja. Call Richard on 660825390. • MODEL BOAT BUILDING Based in Los Alcazares, primarily building radio RC sailing yachts to race and sail, also group boats available to use. We sail Friday 11am, from CAR. Sports College Los Alcazares. Tel: 968 170 870 email: davidlees66@hotmail.com www.rcmarmenorsailinggroup.eu • CYCLING GROUP dressed to kill, gathers at Bar Studz, Benimar, Rojales, at 9am, for a leisurely ride 80/90kms Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Contact Roger 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • CANTABILE INT LADIES CHOIR meet at Residencia Villa Augusto at Playa de Campomar,

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Churches • TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH on Avda de las Cortes Valencianas 68 (966 700 391) welcomes residents and holidaymakers alike to its lively Sunday services, with communion, at 10.30am. Children are welcome and we have Sunday school and creche with light refreshments following the services. There is also a fellowship meeting every Wednesday at 6pm. • INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY, Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja. Sunday services 11am, children’s church 11am. House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier. Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. Telephone 966 799 273 /660 127 276. • CHRISTIAN CHURCH (inter-denominational). English language services in Los Nietos Viejos (Mar Menor). Sundays 10am. Call 968133724 or see www.losnietoschurch.es • ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES at the parish of Cristo Resucitado, Orihuela Costa. For all summer mass times ring the parish priest Don Joaquin Carlos

Guardamar, on Fridays 4pm to 6pm. New members welcome. Call Phyl on 966 785 332 or Jennifer 966 796 866 or email jen-morton@hotmail.co.uk. • CORO PILAR based in El Pinar de Campoverde, near Pilar de la Horadada rehearses on Friday at 7pm. 966 763 446. • THE PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No. 10671 of the RAOB meets every Friday in Ciudad Quesada. Please call the secretary, Colin Bird on 653 066 919 for further information.

Matthew 13:44 Man must understand, God paid the biggest cost to have you, what have you paid to have Him? Be Encouraged – KB telephone 966 733 093 or consult the notice board at La Zenia. Parish Office Friday 17.30-18.30. • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. At Avda de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja Sunday service, including Communion and Sunday School, begins at 10.30am. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 6pm each Wednesday. • PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH - Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada - Sunday service at 11am, and Thursday at 5pm for Bible Study and Prayer. Home groups meet during the week. All welcome from any church background or none.

Sunday • CYCLING GROUP dressed to kill, gathers at Bar Studz, Benimar, Rojales, at 9am, for a leisurely ride 80/90kms Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Contact Roger 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • SEVILLANAS CLUB All about Flamenco and Sevillana meet the last Sunday of every month at The Orihuela Costa Resort. Call: 630 689 431.

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• EVERY SATURDAY – 10am till 1pm – BOOK SALE (weather permitting) at The Arches Restaurant, in Los Alcázares. • THE MABS BOOK STALL is a regular feature at The Arches Restaurant on a Saturday and is popular with book lovers. Please come along and browse the stall and enjoy a coffee or have some breakfast while you choose your books. • BALLROOM/LATIN/ SEQUENCE DANCING with La Bambas. Los Arcos Restaurant, Avenida Baleares, Torrevieja. SOCIAL DANCE Saturday 7.30pm–10pm: Tuesday: Please call Andrea and Brian on: 616 478 157 for more details.

• MABS Cancer Support Group SEW N SO’S Sewing Group with Jan Gough every other Monday at 2pm at Urb. Las Kalendas in Fortuna. Email mabs murciane@gmail.com for more information. • COSTA BLANCA SAMARITANS offer a warm welcome at their Drop-in Cafe every Monday morning over the summer period 10am-12 noon at Laura’s at Westbeach, Avenida Gabriel Miro. www.costablancasamaritans.com Call 902 883 535 • BALLROOM/LATIN/SEQUENCE DANCING with LA BAMBA’s. Los Arcos Restaurant, Avenida Baleares, Torrevieja. BEGINNERS CLASS Monday 10.30am –12.30pm: Tel: 616 478 157. • DENELLE DANCE CLUB BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN tuition and social at the Club Quesada 8pm-10.15pm. All grades, singles

For further information contact PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@ gmail.com or contact Reverend Eddie on 966 769 300 or 650 509 606. • ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES (to September 11): St Maria del Mar Church in La Zenia 10.30am weekdays, 7.30pm Saturdays, 11am and 7.30pm Sundays and holidays. Nuestra Señora de los Angeles Church in Cabo Roig 8pm weekdays and Saturdays, 10am Sundays and holidays. Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Campoamor 8pm weekdays and Saturdays, while Sundays are at 9am and 8pm. Nuestra Señora de los Angeles in Punta Prima 8pm weekdays and Saturdays, 10am and 8pm Sundays. Parish office is Fridays from 11am to 1pm; call 966 733 093. • ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY of St Peter and St Paul in Torrevieja welcomes all denominations to attend their services (www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com) Lago Jardin (966 721 947) Saturdays at 6pm. Los Balcones (966

welcome. For more info contact Lyn on 635 584 431 or email: lynat denelledance@hotmail.com

799 238) Sundays at 10.30am including Sunday school. La Marina (628 217 813) Sundays at 10.15am. Campoverde (966 762 715) Sundays at 6pm. La Siesta (966 786 079) first and third Sunday at 11.15am La Manga Club (966 925 205) second Sunday of month at 6pm. • International Christian Assembly in Torrevieja. Evangelical, nondenominational. Sunday service 11am. Ladies meet Wednesdays 11am. Call 966799273/660127276. • Pilar Christian Community Church Calle Canalejas 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service at 11am, and Thursday at 5pm for Bible study and Prayer. Home groups meet during the week. All welcome from any church background or none. For further information contact PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@gm ail.com or contact Reverend Eddie on 966769300 or 650509606. Reg No:2009-SG/A Patricia on behalf of the Pilar Christian Community Church Calle Canejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada. 03190.

Arbizu, San Luis Urbanisation, at 8.30pm 966 785 769 or 966 789 247.

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Tuesday • SLIMMING MEETINGS: Quesada.Tuesdays 10am. Call Sian 965496209/658271553. • AUCTION at Bob’s Bar in Fortuna every first Tuesday of the month from 2pm in aid of MABS Cancer Support Group. Email mabsmurciane@gmail.com for more information. • THE SEEKERS is a ladies club that meets every other Tuesday in the La Siesta area of Torrevieja for a fun afternoon, speakers, quiz, lunches, raffles. All welcome. Call Mary Brewer on 966 784 033 for more information. • QUESADA, ROJALES CHESS CLUB meeting Tuesday afternoons at 2.30pm, in the Sportsman Bar, Avda Costa Azul (near Canales supermarket). Ring 659 370 200 for more info. • DENELLE DANCE CLUB Argentine Tango tuition and social at the Club Quesada 8pm-10.15pm. All grades, singles welcome. For more info contact Lyn on 635 584 431 or email: lynatdenelledance@hotmail.com. • SEWING CRAFT CLASSES every Tuesday at 2.30pm. No charge but donations gratefully received. Meeting at the International Christian Assembly, Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja. Call 966 708 199. • MAL’S FUN QUIZ SHOW every Tuesday, Casa Ventura Complex, Calle

• BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUB: Wednesdays 8pm in Rojales Steakhouse. Call Richard on 660825390 or Bob on 697771439. • A1 DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB every Wednesday 2.30pm at La Mata Bar ‘Felisa’. Call Bruce 966722897. • MABS Cancer Support Group Fortuna Ladies Luncheon Club every second Wednesday of the month from 1pm at Las Palmeras Restaurant, Bañox de Fortuna. Please send an email to mabsmurciane@gmail.com for more information. • MABS Fortuna Meeting is held the last Wednesday of the month at 11.30am at La Carcelera, Urb Las Kalendas. Email mabsmurciane@gmail.com for more information. • CYCLING GROUP dressed to kill, gathers at Bar Studz, Benimar, Rojales, at 9am, for a 80/90kms ride Wed, Fri and Sunday. Call Roger 966 716 442 /653 433 933. • BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUB Meets Wednesday at 8pm at Rojales Steakhouse, Avenida Vega Baja. Our activities include bridge, chess, and dinners Call Sue, 685 339 179 or Richard 660 825 390. • ALICANTE BUSINESS CLUB (ABC) is a networking group. Meet

third Wednesday each month at Harry’s Bar in San Juan at 12pm.Call 650 489 625 or www.alicantebusinessclub.org. • STRICTLY SOCIAL friendship club meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3pm to 5pm at the New Asturias Pizzeria Restaurant on the N332 at Punta Prima. Call: 966 730 569.

Others • DANCING - Ballroom/Latin/ Sequence - in Torrevieja. Call Andrea 616478157. • TAIJI QUIGONG. Antas. Call 950 453 681 • SLIMMING CLASSES. Tuesdays 10am in Quesada. Thursdays 11am in La Marina. Call Sian on 965496209/658271553 for more info. • TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL Meetings www.toastmasters.org or 966 798 036. • SHOESTRING DINGHY SAILING a life on the ocean waves, mature mariners for fun and sport. Contact Roger on 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • PEPA Charity Shop, Calle Isabel la Catolica, 7, L’Olleria, nr Ontinyent and in Calle Cervantes, 26, La Font d’En Carròs, nr Gandía Open Monday Saturday mornings. www.pepaspain.com.

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By EWN Staff Reviewer EVEN the everyday tasks which were always taken for granted can become difficult as we get older. But with a little help from the experts at Complete Bathroom Solutions, homeowners can look forward to re-gaining their independence. ‘Complete Bathroom Solutions’ offers a complete building and maintenance service, specialising in professional bathroom conversions. Business owner, John Linton, delivers 35 years of experience to the trade, having operated a successful bathroom company in the UK, before bringing his skills to Spain

seven years ago. John has developed a glowing reputation for reliability and value for money, which has left his expertise in demand right along the coast, from Torrevieja to Gandia. He said: “People want to know that you are honest and trustworthy before they allow you into their home. Much of my business is generated through word of mouth and I carry a portfolio of satisfactorily completed jobs for them to browse through providing additional peace of mind as well as fresh ideas to deliver to their project.” Whether you are just bored of your old bathroom

and ready for a re-vamp or looking to become the envy of all of your friends with a luxurious bespoke design, Bathroom Solutions can make your dreams a reality. There are a plethora of models for washbasins, baths and showers available today, from classic and traditional to ultra modern, not to mention tiles, handrails and accessories, and John is happy to advise clients of the best choice for them in terms of space, functionality and colour scheme. With a substantial number of older residents in this area, he has also recognised a niche in the market for making simple

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adaptations to properties, such as installing ramps, and adjusting the height of kitchen worktops and plug sockets, in order to make them more workable for less able-bodied homeowners. By removing baths and replacing them with walk-in showers for example, John has improved the quality of life of numerous clients, and restored their ability to wash in confidence. It may sound complicated, but Complete Bathroom Solutions take care of the whole process from ordering the tiles to a thorough clean-up operation when the work is done! The service commences with a no obligation consultation, when clients can discuss their design and colour preferences and John will measure the area, draw up a plan and formulate an allinclusive quote to include materials, tiling, plumbing, painting, electrical adaptations and any additional requirements…simple!

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European Type Approval I HAVE mentioned three magic words ‘European Type Approval’ in several previous articles and thought it best to explain what this is so you can be better informed should you ever consider buying a car, for example from the US or any other country outside of the EU. In effect, the Spanish authorities suggest that you cannot register a car

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that doesn’t have the required European Type Approval. But that is clearly not the case as can be witnessed by the high number of cars you see driving around on Spanish Plates from the US – even though they have different manufacturing specifications and do not have ETP. Car Manufacturers make cars for different world markets. Let’s take for example an Audi made in Germany but exported when new, to the USA. This car will have been manufactured

to the safety specifications required in the USA and hence it does not have European Type Approval. And this is where people get caught out when they see cars which can be bought cheaper in the US than what they can here. But it’s only under certain criteria that you will be able to get these US cars registered here and that is when you will need a highly specialist expert like myself to do this for you and I suggest well before you even purchase a car and it leaves US soil! Without expert advice you will never get the car registered and it will end up costing you thousands. There is lots to know so don’t get caught!

Wheels By James Yeadon

New Land Rovers TWO modern interpretations of the iconic Land Rover made their debut at last week’s Frankfurt motor show (Germany). Both concepts capture the spirit of Land Rover. This spirit was established in 1948 by the series 1, the first mass-produced civilian 4x4. The DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts preview a potential future direction for Land Rover. The design has a flexibility; the central instruments can be removed from the vehicle and used outside for ‘on foot’ navigation or to capture remote explorations on film, through inbuilt cameras.

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British footballers In Spain Many football enthusiasts have said that British players have failed to do the GARY LINEKER was a huge success, scoring 21 goals in 41 games in his first season with Barcelona, 1986-87, including a memorable hattrick in the El Clásico. He followed up by helping Barça win the Copa del Rey in 1988 and the European Cupwinner’s Cup in 1989, and notched a total of 42 goals in 103 La Liga games during his time at the Nou Camp. This is hardly the record of failure, is it? Moving forward 10 years to Steve McManaman. While the British media may not be particularly appreciative of his time in Spain, it cannot be denied that he was, to some extent, a success in his four years with Real Madrid. He played a pivotal role at the Bernabeu, helping Real win the Champions League in 2000 (when he scored a fantastic goal in the final), lift two La Liga titles in 2001 and 2003, twice carry off the Supercopa de España in 2001 and 2003, triumph in the Champions League again in 2003 and 2002 and complete the double by winning the UEFA Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup in 2002. Not always considered first choice, I admit, especially after the arrival of Luis Figo, but he nevertheless was a vitally important member of the squad. Perhaps eventually a victim of the first Galaticos era, McManaman can certainly raise his head high from his time with Los Blancos. He scored eight goals in 94 La Liga games for Real between 1999 and 2003.

Michael Owen Another former Liverpool player, Michael Owen, spent one season (2003-04) with Real Madrid, scoring 18 goals in 41 first-class appearances (starting in only 15 matches). It is said that Owen’s strikerecord was the best ratio of goals-per-minute of playing

business in Spain. EWN sports writer Tony Matthews, author of more than 100 books

about football, argues that this is a complete misconception. British-born players who have starred (in their own right) in Spanish League football. John Aldridge Ikechi Anya Steve Archibald Dalian Atkinson Peter Barnes David Beckham Clay Bond Kenny Brown Stan Collymore Carl CortCD L. Cunningham

*Real Zaragoza Sevilla, Sevilla Athletico *Barcelona Real Sociedad *Real Betis *Real Madrid UD Oliva Torrevieja *Real Oviedo Marbella *R. Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Rayo Vallecano Louie Donowa Deportivo La Coruña Julian Dowe Marbella Mark Draper Rayo Vallecano Steve Finan *Espanyol Andrew A. Gray *CD Marbella Ian Harte *Levante R Hateley-Richards Malaga (youths) Adrian Heath Espanyol David Hodgson Xerex Alan Hudson *Hercules Sammy Lee *Osasuna Gary Lineker *Barcelona Steve McManaman*Real Madrid Raphael Meade Real Betis Tommy Mooney CD Marbella G. Noel-Williams Murcia, Elche Michael Owen *Real Madrid Ian Pearson CD Marbella Jermaine Pennant Real Zaragoza Jamie Pollock Osasuna Mark Robins Deportivo Ourense Cherno Samba Malaga ‘B’, Cadiz, Real Jaen Vinny Samways Las Palmas, Sevilla, Algericas Keith Thompson Real Oviedo, Toledo CF, Real Jaen Rob Ullathorne Osasuna J. Woodgate * Real Madrid

David Beckham.

* won full international honours.

Michael Owen.

Laurie Cunningham.

time on the pitch than any other Real player since the 1950s. Unfortunately, he had nothing to show for his efforts. Scottish front-man Steve Archibald notched 24 goals in 55 games for Barcelona in four seasons, 1984-88, and followed up with five strikes in 15 outings for Espanyol in 1989-90. He won the La Liga title with Barça in 1985. Republic of Ireland striker John Aldridge had two fine seasons with Real Zaragoza, bagging 33 goals in 63 top-

TWELVE England internationals (from various levels) went into coaching and management in Spain (after retiring as players), and they are: Ronnie Allen (Athletic Bilbao), Steve Bloomer (Real Union CF, before WW1), Vic Buckingham (Barcelona, 1960s), Herbert Burgess (1930s), Francis Cuggy (1920s), Ted Drake (Barcelona, 1970), Billy Hibbert (Real

flight appearances (1989-91) while fellow countryman Ian Harte struck 10 goals in 66 outings for Levante. David Beckham, who starred for Real from 2003 to 2007, also netted 13 goals, but in 116 outings, helping his club win the La Liga title and Supercopa de Espana in the process.

Laurie Cunningham England winger Laurie Cunningham was the first player to join a Spanish club for £1m (£950,000 + VAT and levy), signed by Real Madrid

Gary Lineker. from West Bromwich Albion in 1979. Known as the ‘Black Pearl’ and ‘El Negrito’ he scored 20 goals in 130 ‘League’ games during his playing days in España. A La Liga and Copa del Rey winner with Real, he was sadly killed in a car crash on the outskirts of Madrid in 1989, aged just 33. I suppose, in terms of games played, Vinny Samways has achieved most in Spanish football. The former Spurs midfielder scored six goals in 160 ‘League’ appearances for Las Palmas (1996-2002), had 10

Gimnastico, 1927-28), Fred Pentland (Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Real Oviedo, Racing Santander and Spain’s national team, 1920-36), Sir Bobby Robson (Barcelona), Fred Spiksley (coach, 191819), Alf Spouncer (Barcelona before WW1) and Terry Venables (Barcelona). And there is, of course, The Glenn Hoddle Soccer Academy, based at the

outings for Sevilla in 2002-03 and netted once in 18 starts for Algericas in 2004-05. In all, he made 223 appearances in Spanish football. Others who didn’t let themselves, or their Spanish club, down were Dalian Atkinson, who fired in 12 goals in 29 games for Real Sociedad (1990-91), Louie Donowa with 20 goals in 85 matches for Deportivo La Coruna (1986-89), Andy Gray, two goals in 33 appearances for CD Marbella and Ron Ullathorne with Osasuna. However, on the downside, injury-plagued Jonathan Woodgate had a horrid time with Real Madrid, making just 14 senior appearances in two seasons.

Montecastillo Resort in Southern Spain. Glenn’s coaching staff includes Dave Beasant (ex-Newcastle, Chelsea and Wimbledon goalkeeper), the former Mansfield Town defender George Foster and midfielders Nigel Spackman (Chelsea) and Graham Rix (Arsenal). I hope to do an article on Glenn’s ‘school’ in a future edition of the EWN.


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Saladar stalemate for CD Montesinos AFTER an eclectic range of pre-season friendlies on a blazing hot Sunday morning CD Montesinos played their first official game of the season, coming away with a hard fought 0-0 score line playing against newly relegated Sporting Saladar of Almoradi. At this very compact ground, quality football was hard to find but when it did occur it came from CD Montesinos, and especially centre forward, their number nine, striker Vasquinho who could, and should,

have had a first half hat trick. The second half saw the home team come at Montesinos with more determination and they dominated possession much more. For most of the last 45-minutes it was the turn of the CD Montesinos defence to stand firm. This they did to great effect, though they had some luck when Saladar’s Number 10 saw his easy header bounce off the crossbar, down onto the goal line and into the grateful hands of goalkeeper Cubano! The only real drama of the match came when a clearly offside ‘goal’ was thankfully correctly given by the referee near the end of the game, to leave a fair result, of 0-0. CD Montesinos players all look forward to the first home league game to be played on September 25, with a 5.30pm kick off against Deportivo Orihuela.

First win for Mazarron Mazarron 2 – 1 Montecasillas WITH almost a full squad to choose from Mazarron, were hopeful of moving away from the foot of the table on Sunday. However, this seemed unlikely after a very poor performance in the first half coupled with the loss of the main striker, Robert, who was injured early on. Montecasillas scored after 11 minutes when a mix up between Peru and one of the Mazarron defenders saw the ball fall to an unmarked forward who scored with ease. Prior to this the only thing of note was Eloy being asked to remove an earring and surprisingly not being booked! Although Mazarron did not play at all well in the first period, they did have several shots on target and were

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refused the first of two blatant penalties. Fortunately, the second half was a different story, and Mazarron began to press forward. Several good attempts, including a fierce drive from 20 yards by Jose Da, brought good saves from the excellent Montecasillas keeper. After another penalty appeal was turned down, Mazarron’s pressure paid off when substitute Rivero powered in a cross shot from way out on the right into the opposite top corner of the net. Urged on by a larger than average crowd, Mazarron continued to press forward and Jose Da placed a quick free kick over the defence for Abdel to score the winning goal and cement the first victory of the season.

Man of the Match Jose Da. Team:Peru, Alcaraz, Borca, Diego, Juan Andres, Juan Antonio (Diego jnr), Jose Da, Chico, Rollon, (Rollonjnr), Eloy (Abdel), Robert (Rivero). Mazarron’s next game, away to Pozo Estrecho, is scheduled for Sunday September 25. Tickets will be on sale at Thursday’s meeting of Los Amigos de Mazarron FC at the Trevi Bar, Camposol, 4pm.


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â&#x20AC;˘ FOOTBALL - Last weekend 38 goals were scored in the Premiership. Manchester United extended their lead at the top by beating Chelsea 3-1; secondplaced Manchester City drew 2-2 at Fulham; Spurs thrashed nine-man Liverpool and Sunderland whipped sleepy Stoke, both by 40; Blackburn beat Arsenal 4-3; Swansea, the first Welsh team to score in, and win, a PL game, defeated WBA 30; Norwich won 2-1 at Bolton; it was Wolves 0 QPR 3; Everton 3 Wigan

SPORTS SCENE By Tony Matthews

1 and Villa 1 Newcastle 1. Elsewhere, Brighton have been replaced as Championship leaders by Southampton who beat Birmingham 4-1; Charlton and Morecambe top Leagues one and two and Rangers beat Celtic 4-2 in Scotland. Tomorrow, George Eastham, ex-Arsenal, Newcastle, Stoke and England, now living in

South Africa, will be 75. â&#x20AC;˘ CRICKET - Lancashire have won the County Championship outright for the first time since 1934, and their ninth triumph overall. Warwickshire were runners-up. Yorkshire and Hampshire were relegated from division one, replaced by Middlesex and Surrey. The latter doubled up by winning the 40 overs final against Somerset for whom it was a fifth straight â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cup finalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defeat. England whitewashed India 8-0 by winning one 20/20 encounter, four tests and three One Day Internationals. Graeme Swann will skipper the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the ODI series against the West Indies (Stuart Broad is injured). â&#x20AC;˘ RUGBY WORLD CUP

Brilliant Ireland stunned Australia 15-6 their first win over the Aussies in World Cup history. England also made it two wins out of two with an unconvincing 41-10 victory over Georgia. Steve Shaw became his countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest capped player and his countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest skipper in this game. Shane Williams scored his 55th try for Wales who beat Samoa 17-10. â&#x20AC;˘ CYCLING - Lars Boom (Holland) won the Tour of Britain... ex-World Superbike champion James Toseland has retired (he wants to become a pop star, like girlfriend, Katie Melua).... Casey Stoner brilliantly won last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MotoGp in Aragon, Spain. â&#x20AC;˘ SPORTS EXTRA - On Sunday Sebastian Vettel can clinch the F1 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

MARIUS WIGEN

Ireland whip the Aussies, England beat India 8-0 and United stay top

Ryan Giggs is the oldest scorer in CL history.

DID YOU KNOW? RYAN GIGGS - born Ryan Joseph Wilson - scored for the 23rd consecutive season when he equalised for Manchester United in the recent Champions League clash in Benfica. He also became the oldest scorer in Champions League history and the first player to net in 16 different â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; campaigns, taking over from ex-Real Madrid star Raul, now with Schalke 04. championship in Singapore... Floyd Mayweather beat Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas to win the WBC Welterweight title... in golf, Justin Rose

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