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Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown special BRITISH comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown’s appeared live in Benidorm and Orihuela last weekend in two events organised by Heatwave Promotions. • Interview Page 14

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Torrevieja’s weekend of fun in the sun By Keith Nicol

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FESTIVALS, music, dance, classic cars, beaches, water parks and much more is on offer in Torrevieja this weekend. With the temperatures climbing into the 30s, the Mediterranean Sea is warming up nicely and it’s perfect weather to enjoy a day at the beach or at the Aquopolis Water Park, who opened their doors last week. The music starts with the Rascals who are performing at Torrevieja’s Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre today (Thursday) and tomorrow. All ticket sales go to Alzheimer’s AFA Torrevieja, Both shows start at 7.30pm.

Club Torrevieja Classics and Specialists Cars will have a display of models. Artists performing include the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums, Caution - a brother and sister vocals duo - Paul Allen playing a bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Zumba Ladies giving a demonstration, Emily & Marten, international vocalist Celina Dean, a Frank Sinatra Tribute, Airies del Sur from Cadiz, vocalist Mike Lovage, traditional Irish Band Bardoi, Aguas Latinas Dance troop, Casa De Andaluzia Flamenco Show and, at about 8pm, The Rockets. If you still have the stamina, on Saturday afternoon it’s time once • Turn to Page 4

Tickets for what promises to be another entertaining evening cost just €6 and can be reserved by calling Sue on 96 678 4874 or Jill on 96 672 7282 or pay at the door. If it’s fun and variety you are after tomorrow (Friday) then head on down to Alfie’s Dock at the northern end of La Mata, where Sunshine radio are celebrating their 10th anniversary. The celebrations take place on the seafront at La Mata, commencing at noon and continuing throughout the afternoon and evening until around 10pm. There will be live music, dancing, games, competitions, prize draw (with lots of prizes), bouncy castle and even ‘head shaving’!

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PLATAFORMA CAM support group has made a high court application to annul the bank’s purchase by Banco Sabadell because it says nationalisation of CAM was fraudulent. • Page 21

World first KARIN STAHREJANSON made nautical history when she was appointed captain of cruise ship Serenade of the Seas. • Exclusive Page 40

A dog’s life SPANISH hunters dispose of at least 50,000 dogs at the end of each hunting season. Deep in the countryside, hunting dogs have been found hanging from trees. · • Special report Page 44


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Brit faces 20 years for ‘stabbing’ ex 53 times By Nicole Hallett A BRITISH man faces 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in Orihuela. Alan Mathew Daulby allegedly stabbed the Irish woman 53 times, killing her. The prosecutor has also asked for €80,000 and €35,000 compensation for the victim’s parents and brother respectively.

The incident took place in May 2009 in an apartahotel on Urbanizacion Aguamarina in Orihuela. Twenty-four-year-old Avril Louise Flanagan had gone to the property where her ex-partner lived to ask him to stop pursuing and bothering her, which he had allegedly done since she broke-up with him, according to the public prosecution office.

Alan Mathew Daulby, now 27, allegedly stabbed her 53 times with a knife in the head, neck, torso, arms and leg. “Only eight of the stab wounds penetrated and affected vital organs. “The other stab wounds, which were inflicted before she died, were deliberate to increase her suffering,” said the prosecutor, as reported in Spanish newspaper La Verdad. There is also evidence that he may have tried to strangle her as well. The prosecutor said that in the days leading up to the murder, Daulby called Flanagan repeatedly, sometimes up to four times in an hour and would show up in places she frequented to see who she was with. Daulby claims he cannot remember if he followed her and denied that they had broken up, saying they were on a break, reported Las Provincias. THE CADILLACS: Performing their Lennon and McCartney Tribute. The last thing he remembers is taking drugs at a friend’s house and then waking up next to the NEXT Tuesday, June 19, the Adhoc who will be performing a tribute victim’s body. Theatre Company will be holding a to John Lennon and Paul His lawyer has asked he fundraising event at Los Rosales McCartney, as well as Woody with be acquitted due to the in Guardamar. The restaurant will a tribute to Buddy Holly. drugs and alcohol putting be hosting the Cadillacs, formed For information call The him a paranoid state at the by Jimmy Mac and Trace Graham, Postroom on 966 712 382 time of the incident.

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Mother loses custody A MOTHER in Molina de Segura (Murcia) has lost custody of her sons. The father had reported her for mistreating the boys and for not being capable of fulfilling their needs. He has been given use of the family home to live in with the two boys.

Romeria time THIS weekend Torrevieja marks ‘Romeria del Rocio’. On Saturday, there will be a mass at the San Roque and Santa Ana Parish church followed by carrying the Virgin del Rocio to Cala Ferris, where the festivities will take place until Sunday.

Biker injured A 38-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist was seriously injured after going off the old road to Elche. He was taken to Elche General Hospital to be treated for head injuries.

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17 pharmacies not getting medicine PROVIDERS have stopped selling medications to 17 pharmacies in Alicante Province. This is due to the pharmacists not being able to pay pending bills as the regional government has not paid them, according to Jaime Carbonell, the president of the Alicante pharmaceutical college COFA. The debt owed by the Valencian Government to pharmacies in Alicante,

Valencia and Castellon provinces is around €460 million for pending bills from February, March, April and May. Of this, €160 million is owed to Alicante establishments. “We want to continue dispensing medicine, but we do not have any money. We have to pay the Social Security and the Tax Agency, the banks and our employees,” said Carbonell.

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“Each month, the Valencian health sector receives €110 million from the state to pay the pharmacies.” However, this money is possibly used to pay ‘the banks or the debt of the Generalitat’. Carbonell has insisted that Regional Health Minister Luis Rosado establish a ‘genuine and acceptable’ payment plan.

18 injured EIGHTEEN people were injured in 11 traffic accidents in the Murcia Region between 3pm on Friday and midnight on Sunday. .

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THE Kingsbury Dance Academy of Cabo Roig will be performing ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Tuesday June 19 at the early evening hour of 6pm in the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja. It’s their end of school performance and once again the children wanted to raise funds for local charity APANEE, who help underprivileged children and families struggling in the current climate and all proceeds from this one-night-only show will go direct to the charity.

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Drug trafficking EIGHT people were arrested for allegedly sending cocaine from Alicante Province to Dublin, Ireland. Two of them were women who travelled from Murcia to Dublin airport with 500g of the drug hidden in their clothes. Officers searched properties in Catral and Torrevieja, finding 10g of cocaine, 800g of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a gun.

TV PRESENTER: As viewers see Romina. Inset right: A sexier pose, and partner Guti (left) in his playing days.

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OMINA BELLUSCIO is probably at present best known as a popular Spanish television presenter. She is also the partner - and likely shortly to become the wife - of former Real Madrid footballing star Guti, who made more than 500 appearances for the club before retiring two years ago. The couple are at present awaiting the birth of their first child together. But the fame 33-year-old Romina - who was

voted Miss Argentina in 1999 - is likely to take with her through the rest of her life is being named the 2012 Sexiest Woman in the World. Receiving her award following a vote by FHM men’s magazine, the mother-to-be revealed cravings for boiled broccoli, and a desire for the baby to be born in Madrid. Although they do not know the sex of their unborn child, Guti, who has children from a previous marriage and is three years older than Romina, says he would prefer a boy.

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A COCAINE laboratory in Murcia was dismantled and a 24-yearold man arrested. He is believed to have sold the drug in Elche, Orihuela and Murcia. Half a kilo of cutting substance, 200g of cocaine, €800, a vehicle, four mobile phones, and other items.

A FIRE that destroyed a car is under investigation as it is being treated as suspicious. It was parked on Calle La Paz de Bigastro in Orihuela. After extinguishing the flames, fire-fighters discovered that the car window had been broken by a rock found inside.They also found a spray can, leading them to believe that the fire was started deliberately. Nobody was injured in the incident.

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I convinced Rajoy to go ahead with the bailout’

Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission, who claimed that Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy was reluctant to accept the bailout for Spanish banks.

Change of life TWELVE per cent of Spanish women in Alicante Province are in the initial stages of menopause, said experts at the national congress for the Spanish association for the study of menopause AEEM.

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in Spain, who are victims of 620 women abuse at the hands of their partners or

former partners, have received financial aid from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in the first three months of this year so they can change their place of residence.

IT took 150 people, four helicopters and three planes around 12 hours to extinguish a forest fire that broke out shortly before 5am on Sunday in the Sierra de La Muela in El Portus (Cartagena, Murcia).

10th birthday HELP AT HOME’S 10th anniversary celebrations will be held tomorrow (Friday) from 12pm8pm at Alfie’s Dock Restaurant La Mata. Entertainers and sponsors of Sunshinefm will perform at this fundraising event for Help at Home and Alzheimer’s Association.

HELP funds THE final amount raised for Help At Home at The Rocking in Roda concert, after expenses, was €2,342.

Church songs CANTABILE SINGERS are performing at La Siesta Church tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm in aid of church funds.

Pitbull guard A FATHER and son were arrested for allegedly growing and selling cannabis on a farm in Alcoraya (Alicante) which was guarded by a pitbull dog.

and finally... A MAN dressed in a costume of the devil was refused entry to Ceuta Cathedral while mass was taking place. He was detained by Local Police for a public disorder offence. The ‘Devil’ did not resist arrest and his motives have not been revealed.


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Everything from dancing to classic cars this weekend From Front Page again for Torrevieja Open Saturday. More than 100 stores will be open with promotions and offers and catering establishments. Four car parks at El Arco, Marina Salinas, Virgen del Carmen and Marina International offer all day car parking for only â‚Ź1 to park from 10am to 10pm and around the centre there are host of activities on offer. Torrevieja, Open Saturday starts at around 6.30pm to 9pm. On Saturday, June 16, you’ll be able to enjoy the XBOX Experience, one of the main attractions for the young and young at heart. You can play Fifa Pro12, Modern Warfare 3 and enjoy other games on the XBOX console. ‘The Inker’ will be showing off his tattoo skills and if you fancy starring in a TV commercial for Torrevieja, there is a ‘casting’ for the TV spot. Children are not forgotten and there are street games for children aged from three to 12 from the Aquopolis Mini Club, including face

La Banda del Marino entertain painting, drawing masks, balloon twisting and music. There is a puppet show of the Three Little Pigs and a petting zoo from Rio Safari Park in Elche. On Calle ConcepciĂłn you can enjoy a look at fashion and accessories for the summer 2012 season from Bitumen-fashion shoes, and a concert by the best international music, pop, rock and blues in English and Spanish by the group ‘La Banda del Marino’. Close to the town hall the English

Velocity racing on Sunday. silver band ‘Just Brass’, featuring their 20 members, will be playing their style of music to be followed by a beat of a completely different kind, with the African rhythms and dances of the ‘Group Terranga’. www.shoppingtorrevieja.com.

The award-winning Canterbury Christchurch University Big Band are also in town this week. They have two concerts, with the first on Sunday, June 17, at 12.30pm in the bandstand of the DoĂąa Sinforosa park at the northern end of Playa Acequion. Bring you picnic and deckchair and enjoy the music. They perform again on Thursday, June 21, in the main Teatro Municipal at 8.30pm together with local band Just Brass. Tickets are priced at â‚Ź5 and all proceeds go to the association for the welfare of mentally handicapped in the Vega Baja ‘ADIEM’. If you feel the need for speed, Sunday is also the second race day for Velocity Racing Spain at the Cartagena Oval Circuit, just outside the city, on the Santa Ana road. Practice and racing starts about 7pm. More details from www.velocityracing.es.

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the nearly 250 homes and businesses in the area. The first roads to get the infrastructure are Calle Antonio Orts, Algorfa and adjacent streets like Juan Carlos I. This is the second

project of 2012 after Los Montesinos got access to natural gas two months ago. The plan is to offer this service in all municipalities in the Vega Baja.

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Transporting cannabis TWO men who were allegedly caught transporting 12.5kg of cannabis in Elche de la Sierra (Albacete) in September 2008, face two years in prison and a fine.

Forest fire FIREFIGHTERS put out a forest fire which swept through 1,000m of land in the Rambla de los Molinos in the Sierra de la Muela, Alhama, Murcia at around 3.45am on Tuesday.

New business More than 50 people attended the MABS Cancer Support Group’s event.

Contest raises €156 for MABS FIFTY people took part in MABS Cancer Support Group Mazarron’s Petanca Competition at Cañadas Social Centre in El Pareton. The winners were Eddie and

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Benijofar homes set to get natural gas RESIDENTS in Benijofar should be able to get natural gas piped into their homes within a year. It has cost Gas Natural nearly €660,000 to construct the 6.3km distribution network to

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Pauline with MABS Mazarron coordinator Zue Burgess and husband Michael coming second. The event raised €156.

A TOTAL of 1,057 new businesses were created in the Valencia Region in May. This is a 17 per cent increase compared to the same month last year, according to a demographic study.


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1,239 families left waiting on lists for school places By Nicole Hallet

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THERE are 1,239 children on the waiting list for a place in state run preschools in the Valencia Region infant schools. The 17 centres financed by the Valencian Government in the Alicante Province received 2,295 entry requests for the 1,105 places available for children aged one to three. Only some municipalities have government schools for children up the age three. There are three in Elche, two in Alicante City, three in Elda, two in Orihuela, while Monovar, Aspe, Ibi, Alcoy, Onil, Petrar and Sax each have one. Only Orihuela offers eight places for children aged zero to one, according to Mada Macia from the education federation of the CCOO union.

DECLINING: Bullfighting is no longer as popular as in previous decades.

UNWANTED: Demand for fighting bulls is falling.

AN INCREASING number of Spain’s fighting bulls are now dying in the abattoir rather than at the hands of matadors. For with bullfights nationally falling in the last five years by more than 45 per cent, many breeders are now cutting their losses and sending fighting-bull herds to a quicker death. It costs €4,000 and at least four years to rear fighting bulls. This has led to many breeders finding themselves with unwanted animals as the anti-bullfight campaign gets further backing. Last year just 1,177 bullfights took place, 999 fewer than the 2,176 staged in 2007.

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Stories making headlines from Germany

Stay-at-home subsidy PARENTS are set to receive €100 a month for two and three-yearolds who are not sent to state-subsidised care facilities as of January 2013.

Google stump COLOGNE CATHEDRAL officials are reportedly outraged after one of the country’s most magnificent architectural achievements has been reduced to a ‘grotesque stump’ by Google’s new World Wonders Project.

Indecent offer A COUPLE that placed the advert on an erotic auction website ‘Yes, you read correctly: You may take me in front of my husband on our wedding night,’ have been offered €366.


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Child-seat crackdown By Linda Hall PARENTS who fail to strap children into car seats when driving could see them taken into care. If a child not using one of the special seats dies in an accident, parents could also be accused of involuntary manslaughter. Forty-six per cent of children who die in traffic accidents are not strapped in, found a study into road accident mortality rates for children under 14. Of those who die while strapped into a car seat, only 18 per cent use them correctly, said Public Prosecutor Bartolome Vargas at the formal presentation of the report. Fifty-one per cent of children who died in the road accidents analysed for the report would have lived if child-seats had been used, or used correctly, Vargas revealed.

Under new regulations, the traffic authorities will have to inform the Public Prosecution department in cases where parents accumulate three fines for not using car-seats. The sections dealing with traffic offences and minors will then decide whether sufficient grounds exist for taking the child into care. When a child dies in a traffic accident, pathologists will now determine if a child seat was used and whether or not it was adequate. If no seat was used and they consider the child’s life could have been saved, the driver will face involuntary manslaughter charges. Fines are important, Bartolome Vargas stressed, but instructing the public is more important still, he said.

SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Same-sex marriages DENMARK – Same-sex couples should be able to marry in church as soon as tomorrow (Friday) while those in civil partnerships will automatically be granted the status ‘married’.

Banger trial SWEDEN – A man charged with possessing several sticks of dynamite claimed in a Malmo court that he was innocent as they had been left by an freind and he thought they were sausages.

Islam critics NORWAY – Two critics of Islam, Arne Tumyr and Tore Tvedt, were called in to testify in court for the defence of Anders Behring Breivik.


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(From left): Jim Leishman, Lesley and Paul Eburne, Judith Heath Joy Campbell Angela Brown (all HAH) and Shirley Graham who organised the event.

The Mary Leishman Foundation help HAH MORE than 60 people arrived at Murcia Airport for the Mary Leishman Foundation golf event. Celebrities playing with local teams included Gordon Sherry, Craig Brown, Cyril Regis and Jim Jefferies, to name a few. The celebrity draw was made that night at Route 66, Torre Pacheco, followed by a massive party. On Friday, they went along to Pereleja Golf Club for the first dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play. This was followed by a barbecue and party for 175 guests at the Aquadel Sports

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bar in San Cayetano, where partying went on again until the early hours of Saturday morning. The event then moved on to the Torre Pacheco Spa Hotel for a superb Dinner Dance. Jim Leishman, recently awarded the title of Provost of Fife, to accompany his MBE, along with MLF trustee Ian Miller, made donations to the school in San Cayetano, and â&#x201A;Ź3,000 to the local charity Held At Home. To find out more visit www.maryleishmanfoundation.com.


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IN TROUBLE: El Castelar College.

School cash flow issues By Rob Barnes IT would seem that the board of directors at El Castelar College, that edifice of glass and stainless steel, that stands as a beacon of fine education, in San Pedro de Pinatar, should have attended courses of monetary husbandry, and business accountancy. The school has accumulated debts to suppliers, in just two years, of nine million euros, and is now in the process of being taken over by receivers. Parents, called to a meeting at the college, have been told that the teaching staff will continue to be paid. From what ‘pot’ is not divulged! Legal advisers of the creditors, ask that parents look very carefully at the account into which they are paying their fees, ensuring that the monthly payments, correspond with the one administrating the college.

A 32-YEAR-OLD prosecutor allegedly approached a group of teenage girls in the southern Kuban region wearing a dress, corset, high-heeled shoes and a wig, according to Rian newspaper. He has reportedly since resigned from office, citing illness.

Protest abroad OPPOSITION supporters in the western exclave of Kaliningrad said they would hold protests in neighbouring Poland, to demand more kinder-gartens, as they cannot afford the fines of up to 300,000 rubles (€7,270) reportedly fast-tracked by the federal legis-lature if they were to demonstrate in Russia.


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EX CHAIRMAN of the Torrevieja Writers Circle, Nik Morton with Penny Legg.

Local expats feature in new book for charity By Rob Innis UNDER The Queen’s Colours: Voices From The Forces 1952-2012 by Penny Legg is a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a salute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve her. It is packed with interviews and anecdotes from serving men and women worldwide. Through her connections with the Torrevieja Writers Circle, author Penny Legg selected memoirs from four local expats and TWC members. Douglas Sidwell contributed his involvement with the Indonesian Confrontation in Borneo during

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the 60’s - ‘A sort of war without being called one - more a series of military incursions.’ Local writer Gerry Wright, served with the Royal Military Police in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1956-7 during the emergency. Like many other servicemen during the last 60 years, he relates some of his experiences during that time. Also making a contribution is Nik Morton, published author, editor and former chairman of the Torrevieja Writers Circle, who saw 23 years service with the Navy. The book, which is being sold to raise funds in aid of forces charities, is available from Amazon in a variety of formats.


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Two weeks and counting By Richard Shanley IN just a fortnight’s time on Friday June 29 the Inaugural Almeria Festival of Speed will take place at The Circuit of Almeria, Tabernas. This event will appeal to petrol-heads of all types with race cars, bikes, classic cars and some of the finest sports cars ever produced on show and on track including 21 Ferraris. Confirmed this week are Ariel Atom race cars and a Nissan 350Z which will be trying their level best to post the fastest track time up against all sorts of other vehicles including BMW M3's, Porsche 911's and Subaru Imprezas. As Harley Davidson Motor Cycles are celebrating their birthday this week (they were founded on June 12, 1903) we will also be celebrating this at the event with a display of bikes past and present as well as parade laps. There is still time to book your car or bike into the paddock area for display purposes (free of charge) and for the track day. Please remember you do not have to own a super car to enter this section of the event as there are professional instructors

See some of the finest sports cars. and drivers on hand to teach you the racing lines, braking points etc. And if you are a friend of Spectrum FM or Euro Weekly Newspaper on facebook or a member of La Voz De Almeria Club you will receive a 25 per cent discount on your entry fee making the costs a mere €75 for bikes and €112.50 for cars which will include eight hours track time, a commemorative t-shirt and a photo of you in action on the day. For more information please call Richard Shanley on 678 332 815 or email info@spectrumfmmojacar.net.


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HAPPY WITH OUTCOME: Jaime de Castro (left) and Keith Rule outside the court.

members totalling almost €1.5 million for houses that were never built. The houses were supposed to be built at the abandoned Las Higuericas, Finca Parcs development close to Agramón, Albacete. The Judge declared the 55 sales contracts terminated due to “serious breaches” by the developer, in particular, “the long and indefinite delay in delivery of the properties, the failure to obtain the First Occupation Licences and the lack of Bank Guarantees for deposits paid by the buyers”. The Judge also stated that CAM Bank “failed in its legal obligations to control the use of off-plan deposits paid in advance for this development”. This was revealed in a press release issued by FPAG which also said the judgment orders the payment of interest and costs. In the sentence the Judge states that, “this is not just a simple delay in the delivery of the housing but in this case it can be considered as an excessive delay that has obstructed the very purpose of the

contract and broken mutual good faith”. The Judge quotes the testimony of the Action Group’s coordinator Keith Rule, who himself paid over € 53,000in off-plan deposits to CAM Bank, during which Mr Rule when questioned by Cleyton GES said that under no circumstances would the buyers now be willing to accept a property from the 50 completed, but unlicensed houses on Phase 1, as the delay for the buyers already amounted to between five and seven years from the signing of each individual contract and completion cannot be left to the discretion of the developer indefinitely. The Judgment states expressly that “the lack of the First Occupation Licence is attributable exclusively to the developer” and that the lack of Bank Guarantees is also “cause for termination of the contract, since it is an obligation of legal and mandatory character”. Jaime de Castro, the lawyer for the Finca Parcs Action Group said he was “pleased with the ruling yesterday.”

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You love your work don’t you? I’m just an ordinary bloke who tells jokes. I always say when people are laughing, they’re not fighting. I’ve never once not signed an autograph, or refused a picture. I appreciate everyone who pays their hard earned money to come and see me. I don’t take anything for granted and I love my fans.

FORTY-THREE years in the business, Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown is a constant and iconic figure in the British comedy scene. Performing in Benidorm and Orihuela earlier in the week, his short Spanish tour was a raving success, reporter Paul Deed reports. And you’re here with your regular team: We’re a family really, we’ve all been together for years, Ritchie handles the business side, he’s married to one of the

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autobiographical stories, all true, and funny, and the book came out last month. How many gigs a year? Well, I do about three a week. Minimum sized audience around 600. Biggest about 3,000. And all over the world too? Yes, packed them out in Oz, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong. I did New York a few years back. They loved me. And TV? Well Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not PC so (Roy smiles), and I think TV kills comedians, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very cruel. It did it with Bobby Davro, and with Brian Connelly, and lots more. It takes what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got, then dumps you. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not good for what you could call standard comedians like me to do TV. How did you get into the business? I was playing drums when I was 12/13. I was in bands in the late 60s, The Nuts, Everards Bunch, and others. I always loved music, and making people laugh. I left home when I was 14. My family broke up and I had to get out. I did every

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Domestic abuse also male issue By Linda Hall SPAIN’S gender abuse laws favour women although men are victims, too. In the past five years, 32 men were killed by partners, compared to 335 women. This could account for the absence of investigations into male domestic abuse, experts believe. It also explains why so

little help is available for male victims, they say. But on many occasions, men do not seek it. Of approximately130,000 formal complaints of gender abuse received each year, only 2 per cent come from men and 15 per cent are later withdrawn. They find it humiliating to acknowledge that a partner has beaten them and admit that they are afraid, according to the experts. When assistance is sought, they often receive scant attention. Males SIX people were arrested in connection with the death calling Madrid’s 016 helpline, for instance, are of an elderly woman in Alcoleja. Ninety-year-old Teresa Ivorra died during a burglary referred to social services. In 2011, 61 women and of her house. The burglary took place in February when four people seven men died in domestic entered her home after spraying the victim’s 30-year- violence incidents, reported old assistant, who was the only person in the property the General Judiciary Council’s Domestic Violence with the elderly woman at the time. Observatory. Two of the Once inside they tied and gagged her. An autopsy determined that as there were no signs of men were killed by a male violence, Ivorra either died from suffocation or a heart partner, one of whom committed suicide attack. afterwards. The other tried Of the six arrested, four are men, two women. Five of them were Colombian and one a Spanish unsuccessfully to take his man, who together with his Columbian wife had a shop own life, said the CGPJ in Alcoleja. report.

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4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:35pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 5:30pm Ooglies When the humans are away the OOglies play! 5:45pm Match of the Day Live Gary Lineker presents live coverage as Italy take on Croatia. 8:00pm BBC News at Six 8:20pm BBC London News 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones 10:00pm Call the Midwife Drama about a newly-trained midwife in 1950s London. 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Question Time

12:35am Match of the Day 1:35am Holiday Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:40am Antiques Roadshow 3:40am Fake Britain 4:25am Great British Menu 4:55am Great British Railway Journeys 5:25am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Live at the Electric 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Dead Boss 12:30am Family Guy 1:15am Russell Howard's Good News 1:45am Live at the Electric 2:15am Dead Boss 3:15am Don't Tell the Bride 4:10am Glamour Model Mum, Baby and Me 5:10am Kicked Out Kids

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5:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch Roadshow Crimewatch Roadshow is on the hunt for information to help solve cases and combat crime. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Real Rescues 12:45pm Cash in the Attic Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country.

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6:30am Strictly Soulmates 7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Driving Academy 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Big and Small 9:55am Dipdap 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am ZingZillas 11:05am Iconicles 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Tennis from Queen's

4:45am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning Presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. 1:30pm Loose Women Theo Paphitis joins Andrea McLean, Carol McGiffin and Janet Street-Porter today. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm May the Best House Win The show is in County Durham, where four homeowners try to bag the cash prize.

5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am London Dreaming 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss 11:00am Location, Location, Location 12:00pm Secret Removers 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Three in a Bed 2:00pm River Cottage Bites 2:10pm The Bedford Incident

6:10am Michaela's Wild Challenge 6:35am Michaela's Wild Challenge 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Rough Guide 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. 8:00pm Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm The Men Who Made Us Fat Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark.

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm London Tonight 7:20pm ITV News and Weather 7:45pm Emmerdale 8:15pm Euro 2012 Live 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Country House Rescue 10:00pm The House the 50s Built 11:00pm 24 Hours in A and E

4:15pm Carnal Innocence Drama. A famous musician retreats from the world and returns to her home town. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours Sophie dares a reluctant Rani and Callum to kiss, which they awkwardly refuse. 7:00pm Home and Away When Bianca fears the baby may be in danger, she rushes to the hospital. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Big Body Squad 9:00pm Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars Competitive cooking show. Marco Pierre White heads off to Liverpool. 10:00pm Extraordinary People An amazing, true story of extraordinary human experience. 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

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8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1977 9:00pm Wonders of the Solar System 10:00pm The Bridges That Built 11:00pm Tumbledown 12:55am Wellington Bomber 1:55am Top of the Pops: 1977 2:30am Wonders of the Solar System 3:30am The Bridges That Built

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12:20am This Week A political review of the week, presented by Andrew Neil. 1:05am BBC News 5:00am Children at Work Series exploring the everyday lives of children around the world who go to work. 5:30am Children at Work Series looking at the everyday lives of children around the world who go to work.

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12:35am The Late Debate 1:05am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 3:35am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket Jimmy Doherty tries to transform Tesco's own brand chicken Kiev. 1:10am The Secret Millionaire 2:05am All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry 3:00am Dispatches 3:30am Unreported World 4:00am Time Team Tony Robinson introduces the American version of Time Team. 4:55am Deal or No Deal 5:50am Countdown

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 4:55am House Doctor 5:20am Great Scientists Series presented by Allan Chapman which profiles famous and influential scientists. 5:45am Great Scientists Series presented by Allan Chapman which profiles famous and influential scientists.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Real Filth Fighters 6:05am Don't Forget the Lyrics 7:00am Safebreakers 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Oops TV 12:00pm Airline 1:00pm Medical Emergency 2:00pm Helicopter Rescue 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Futurama 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm An Idiot Abroad 11:00pm A League of Their Own

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12:50am Broadcast News 3:05am Calendar Girls 5:00am Wild Cherry

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:35am The Count of Monte Cristo 7:45am Shrink 9:30am The Top Ten Show 2012 9:45am A Warrior's Heart 11:30am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 1:15pm No Strings Attached 3:10pm Dying Young 5:05pm The Age of Innocence 7:25pm Date Night 9:00pm No Strings Attached 11:00pm 8 Mile

5:10pm Centurion 6:50pm Conan the Barbarian 9:00pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 11:25pm Season of the Witch 1:05am Conan the Barbarian 3:20am Braddock: Missing in Action 3 5:10am D2: The Mighty Ducks

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6:00am Another Time, Another Place 7:35am Maverick 8:35am Rawhide 9:40am Roll on Texas Moon 10:45am The Ghost and Mrs Muir 12:40pm The Trail Beyond 1:45pm Maverick 2:50pm Rawhide

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:30am Project: Alf 7:10am Wild Cherry 8:40am Footloose Special 9:00am You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 10:40am Dragnet 12:30pm Marmaduke 2:05pm Knucklehead 3:50pm Hall Pass 5:40pm You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:40am The Perfect Weapon 6:10am A Quest for Camelot 7:40am The Mighty Ducks 9:25am D2: The Mighty Ducks 11:15am D3: The Mighty Ducks 1:05pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 3:30pm Season of the Witch

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Spain’s struggling banks were granted a €100 billion rescue package by the eurozone, although it was not clarified from which European mechanism the money would come from.

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Non-voting shares are non-starter for Sabadell THE Plataforma CAM “When the non-voting support group has made a shares were issued, only high court application to one entity Caja annul the bank’s purchase Mediterraneo - existed,” De by Banco Sabadell. Ramon said. “By the time The sale that followed they had to be paid there CAM’s nationalisation last were two - CAM and Caja July is ‘fraudulent’, insisted Mediterraneo - and one of spokesman, lawyer Diego them is doing nothing.” de Ramon. The non-voting shares, The claim was made last charitable foundation and Thursday, shortly unpaid debts remain before holders of with Caja Sabadell non-voting Mediterraneo. cannot take shares De on CAM without This, demonstrated Ramon said, shouldering in Alicante could be responsibility for interpreted as City. the people They creating a ‘bad affected by included clients bank’. the sale from Britain, Sabadell cannot Norway, Germany, take on CAM without France, Austria and Italy. shouldering responsibility The application to annul for the people affected by the sale, which cost Banco the sale, maintained De Sabadell just €1, is a Ramon. “It is immoral,” he continuation of private legal said, stressing that Sabadell action against former CAM is interested in rescuing executives, De Ramon only those it sees as future explained. clients. Fraud occurred when He was calling for the CAM and Caja sale to be invalidated, for Mediterraneo were CAM to return to the Bank separated a month before of Spain, and for the latter the Bank of Spain stepped to return the money of the in on July 21 last year, he affected shareholders. • Turn to next page claimed.

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Airport cuts SEVENTEEN Spanish airports will reduce their operating hours at the end of this month. Public Works Minister Ana Pastor announced the cuts as part of a ‘restructuring plan’ of airports authority AENA.

Pension pot FUTURE generations will earn 25 per cent less for their retirement fund, according to OECD studies. Spain increased the retirement age from 65 to 67 last year.

Going green GLOBAL renewable energy investment reached a record $257bn (€205bn) last year, 17 per cent more than in 2010, according to a new UN report.

The toughest job in Spain?

SWEARING IN: Luis María Linde.

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IN what some might say will be a thankless task, Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy attended a ceremony presided over by the King of Spain to swear in the new Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis María Linde. Replacing Miguel Angel Fernandez Ordoñez, Linde was put forward by Economy Minister Luis de Guindos.

THE tough economic times are taking their toll on Spain’s pay-as-you-go highways. Last year fewer drivers than for 12 years used the nation’s toll roads, deciding instead to use secondary highways whenever possible, figures released by the Public Works Ministry reveal. It is estimated that companies managing the nation’s toll roads also owe more than €3 billion to the government in concessions.


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S NELSON, in her recent letter to EWN, clearly does not know that in Spain, in general circumstances, it is not illegal to roam around in the nude. It is not even illegal to have sex on a public nudist beach, providing it is not in the presence of minors. Another misunderstanding by foreigners regards the laws on prostitution. In Spain, again in general, prostitution and soliciting are not illegal. The Valencia Region is even offering courses at €100 for prostitutes and those who might want to enter the You and the profession. Law in Spain Finally, in Spain the age By David Searl at which persons, with parental consent, can marry is 14, not so long ago increased from 12 for a girl and 14 for a boy. Of course, not all of us agree with these laws. Elaine Gonzales (Malaga)

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Scottish kingdom up for sale KING’S ISLAND, 300 metres off the Argyll coastline (Scotland) has been put up for sale by owner Christian Siva-Jothy, a former Goldman Sachs trader, following his closing down the $200 million business he started.

£££ A 19TH century Vampireslaying kit ‘almost complete and in good condition’ is set to be put up for auction in North Yorkshire (England). It contains a mallet and stakes, pistol, steel bullet mould, Rosary beads, an

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£££ TESCO’S UK sales fell 1.5 per cent, its third consecutive fall in quarterly trading. Meanwhile, its sales in Asia grew by 9 per cent and in Europe 0.4 per cent thanks to Poland, Slovakia and Republic of Ireland.

£££ NEW car sales rose by 11,857 year-on-year to 162,288 in May, a 7.9 increase and the biggest since the end of the scrappage incentive scheme in June 2010.

£££ THREE private equity firms are vying to win the £60m (€73.85m) auction for the nation’s largest independent fertility clinic Care Fertility Group whose latest accounts show profits rising from £2.37m (€2.9) to £4.1m (€5).

HIGH STAKES: Bishop fears gaming centre could ruin people’s lives.

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THANK YOU, Ms Gonzalez, for your clarifications, all of which are correct. For those who may be disturbed at this permissiveness, let us amplify a little more. There is no national law in Spain which specifically prohibits nudity. In Malaga City, for example, there was a student protest against cutbacks in university funding in which students stripped naked. However, there are many local regulations against arousing public indignation and disturbing public order by lewd behaviour, which can be interpreted widely. That is, if you wished to do your shopping in a natural state, you would probably be invited to leave the supermarket and return in a more decorous condition. The prohibition of such activity in the presence of minors has to do specifically with exhibitionists who flaunt their private parts to schoolchildren. Prostitution as such is not illegal. The exploitation of prostitutes for money is, however, illegal. In those highway bars, or ‘puticlubs’, the operators claim that they simply rent out rooms to the women and their clients. It is true that Spain’s age for legal marriage, 14, is young. Most countries set 18 years of age as the minimum to contract marriage. 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.

‘A lure in the midst of the economic crisis’ No EuroVegas backing from ‘worried’ Spanish bishop MADRID might pin its hopes on ‘EuroVegas’ millions but the Bishop of Getafe has condemned the intended gaming centre’s ‘rottenness’. He is worried about the macrogambling centre that US mogul Sheldon Adelson is likely to build on the outskirts of Madrid, said Joaquin Maria Lopez de Andujar.

The EuroVegas project, with its six casinos, 12 hotels, dozens of restaurants, convention centre, golf courses and a sports stadium, would generate more than 260,000 jobs. “It looks very attractive from the outside, with its promise of employment. But once inside, you see the rottenness,” the bishop claimed.

Lopez de Andujar - whose diocese is the working-class district of Getafe - is not alone in his misgivings regarding the macro-casino complex. Other Spanish bishops share his worries, he claimed. “Until now, gambling has been quite controlled in Spain, so we are unaware of the seriousness of this problem. But now this offer comes along, a lure in the midst of the crisis,” the bishop said. “A gambler dreams of a lucky break, the unreal fantasy of activity, finance their expansion plans or acquiring money without undertake investment,’ it continued. As earning it. He falls into equity instruments, they ‘must be listed the maelstrom of not on a secondary organised market and do knowing when to stop. not entitle the owner to political rights.’ Eventually the weakest Clients’ money could now have found suffer.” its way to Miami, the Cayman Islands, Gambling addiction is a Mexico and the Dominican Republic, real danger, warned warned De Ramon. Lopez de Andujar. The products that Sabadell are offering The gaming industry’s non-voting shareholders are higher risk unscrupulous economic interests could ruin many and lower quality than those issued by people and families, he CAM, argued another Plataforma CAM spokesman, Carlos Pena. believed.

CAM shareholders protest From Font Page In 2008, Caja Mediterraneo issued nonvoting shares that were traded on the Madrid Stock exchange. It was the first Spanish savings bank to issue public shares and the Initial Public Offering raised €292 million. According to details on the Caja Mediterraneo website, the Bank of Spain defines voting shares as ‘financial assets or tradable shares that can be issued by savings banks.’ Savings banks issue them ‘to obtain finance and basic equity that enables them to develop their typical


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www.euroweeklynews.com If you are investing to grow your money, I normally recommend three main principles: (1) time in the market; (2) spread the risk and (3) regular reviews. Two weeks ago I discussed how time in the market is usually more beneficial for individual investors rather than timing the market. This week I move on to look at the other two principles. Spread the risk – don’t keep all your eggs in one basket Investors tend to invest in their own domestic markets, so British investors prefer to invest in UK shares, which overexposes their capital to UK companies. Statistics show that investors who have a well-diversified portfolio can often achieve better returns over the longer term than investing in a single asset class or region. Different assets perform differently according to the underlying economic and market conditions. Their performance can often vary considerably from year to year. Comparing annual performance figures of a range of investments (eg UK equities, Europe equities, North America equities, Emerging markets equities, property, corporate bonds etc) over a period of years and ranking them in order of success each year illustrates how erratic asset performance can be and how fortunes can change from year to year. An asset that was the best performer one year can be one of the worst the next year, and vice versa.

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It is therefore very difficult to predict what will be the best performing sector each year. Being overexposed to one asset class, even if it is currently performing well, can be very risky. The solution is to own a range of assets classes, covering different regions, in a diversified portfolio. In this case it is often possible for investors to achieve better returns over a period of time, and with less volatility. Review your portfolio regularly – don’t rely on star funds There are hundreds of funds available to choose from, offered by many different managers. It can be hard to choose between them because they can appear very similar. However, seemingly similar funds can produce very different performance results. For example, one illustration I have seen looked at £1,000 invested in UK equities over the five year

period to 31st December 2012. The top performing fund made a 92.3% profit, while the worst performer made a 52.1% loss. Even placing your money with a ‘star’ fund manager cannot guarantee continuous top performance. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. When compared to similar funds, a fund’s performance can vary significantly on an annual basis. Some fund managers do continue to achieve top quartile results (they are in the top 25% of performance success), but many others slip down into the second quartile or lower. If you look at the funds making up the IMA All Companies Universe in 2009, 2010 and 2011, 67 funds were in the top quartile in 2009. Only 40 of these funds remain in the top quartile the following year, and only 11 in 2011. Every fund manager has their own approach to investing. At different points in the economic and market cycle different processes do well. Some managers may underperform because the part of the market they specialise in is not doing well. The converse is also true; at times mediocre managers can appear to have good

performance if they have a tailwind as the market environment favours their approach. The manager of a fund may change, which could affect performance, and luck can also play a part in a fund’s temporary performance. Successful investing is about distinguishing between the managers that got lucky and those that genuinely have superior stock picking skills. All this is what makes multi manager funds so attractive. Sophisticated multi manager investment products combine the skills of several investment managers, usually among the best in their field. The managers will have different specialities and styles to cover a range of market conditions, giving you another level of diversification to help spread risk. The funds are actively managed - the investment company will research managers to find the best ones for their funds, and will then monitor them and replace them as necessary, for example if market conditions no longer suit their investment style. Another reason to review your portfolio regularly, normally around once a year, is to rebalance it where necessary. As asset values rise and fall, the

asset allocation of your portfolio may shift away from the one designed to meet your objectives, and could now be riskier. It may be time to sell some assets and buy others to re-establish your original weightings, and your wealth manager should advise you on this. Also consider if your investment objectives, circumstances and time horizon have changed. Regular re-balancing helps to control risk and tends to have a positive effect on portfolio performance. For personalised advice on a tax efficient investment plan for your objectives and circumstances speak to a wealth manager like Blevins Franks. These views are put forward for consideration purposes only as the suitability of any investment is dependent on the investment objectives, time horizon and attitude to risk of the investor. The value of investments can fall as well as rise as can the income arising from them. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. 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 PRICE(P) 249.70

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 0.80 0.32

NET VOLUME 440,260

Admiral Group

1,091.00

16.00

1.49

163,079

Aggreko

2,196.00

13.00

0.60

18,677

959.50

-3.50

-0.36

82,946

AMEC

CU RR EN CI ES

C LOSING P RICES J UNE 12

C O M PA N Y Aberdeen Asset M.

2,066.50

-3.00

-0.14

525,974

Antofagasta

1,046.00

-8.00

-0.76

93,263

ARM Holdings

496.00

-9.50

-1.88

1,503,184

Ashmore Group

343.50

0.40

0.12

45,255

C O M PA N Y

Assoc. British Foods

1,205.00

11.00

0.92

77,465

British Land Co

AstraZeneca

2,667.50

2.50

0.09

183,637

266.90

-2.00

-0.74

1,194,653

BAE SYSTEMS

280.68

0.18

0.06

254,412

Barclays

186.12

-4.43

-2.32

6,054,417

BG Group

1,255.50

-3.00

-0.24

378,827

BHP Billiton

1,761.00

-4.00

-0.23

974,237

411.20

-3.70

-0.89

3,901,647

3,160.00

49.00

1.58

318,768

BP B. American Tobacco

Units per €

PRICE(P)

85.18

-0.82

-0.95%

8.32

-0.21

-2.41% 17,297,212

AXP American Express Co

55.10

-0.76

-1.36%

T AT&T Inc

34.59

+0.04

+0.12% 26,192,357

7.28

-0.28

-3.70% 204,590,685

BA Boeing Co

70.11

+0.17

+0.24%

4,369,378

CAT Caterpillar Inc

85.19

-2.41

-2.75%

6,436,925

CVX Chevron Corp

99.91

-0.93

-0.92%

7,037,020

CSCO Cisco Systems Inc

16.48

-0.25

-1.52% 31,131,582

DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co

48.66

-0.84

-1.70%

XOM Exxon Mobil Corp

80.27

-0.57

-0.71% 18,035,292

BAC Bank of America Corp

2,098,182 5,173,422

3,885,454

GE General Electric Co

19.11

-0.09

-0.47% 51,452,761

HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co

21.41

-0.90

-4.03% 14,401,504

HD Home Depot Inc

51.35

-1.00

-1.91% 11,729,626

INTC Intel Corp

25.98

-0.43

-1.61% 28,044,085

192.51

-2.63

-1.35%

JNJ Johnson & Johnson

62.12

-0.86

-1.37% 12,226,335

JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co

32.82

-0.86

-2.55% 46,404,807

IBM International Business...

3,273,511

KFT Kraft Foods Inc

38.14

-0.10

-0.26%

6,874,887

MCD McDonald's Corp

86.59

-1.16

-1.32%

9,512,791

MRK Merck & Co Inc

38.47

+0.01

+0.03% 46,814,209

MSFT Microsoft Corp

28.90

-0.75

-2.55% 46,365,066

PFE Pfizer Inc

22.10

-0.04

-0.18% 22,684,005

PG Procter & Gamble Co

62.54

-0.21

-0.33%

6,345,464

KO The Coca-Cola Co

74.66

-0.58

-0.77%

5,329,602

TRV Travelers Companies Inc

61.56

-0.58

-0.93%

3,265,688

UTX United Technologies Corp

74.62

-0.88

-1.17%

2,377,310

VZ Verizon Communications Inc

42.56

+0.12

+0.28% 14,176,880

WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc

67.53

-0.69

-1.01% 10,493,601

DIS Walt Disney Co

45.80

-0.44

-0.95%

7,907,498

1,122.00

Croda International

2,268.55

Diageo

1,600.00

Eurasian Natural Res EVRAZ Experian Fresnillo

144,137

G4S

British Sky Broadcasting

684.00

-3.50

-0.51

1,331,116

GKN

BT Group

208.40

1.10

0.53

663,753

GlaxoSmithKline

% C H G. 0.39

VOLUME 90,475

3.00

0.27

193,020

15.55

0.69

33,008

11.50

0.72

399,000

402.40

-4.40

-1.08

160,521

267.30

-5.30

-1.94

498,739

939.50

1.00

0.11

184,967

1,396.00

0.00

0.00

54,921

275.80

1.10

0.40

99,702

184.00

0.60

0.33

465,566

1,447.50

8.00

0.56

1,429,656

362.65

-0.90

-0.25

2,472,243 296,794

Bunzl

1,049.00

6.00

0.58

46,387

Glencore International

Burberry Group

1,372.00

-5.00

-0.36

69,128

Hammerson

411.40

1.50

0.37

Capita

651.50

1.50

0.23

108,283

Hargreaves Lansdown

474.60

-0.30

-0.06

25,508

Capital Shopping C.

311.60

1.60

0.52

328,394

HSBC Holdings

535.90

2.10

0.39

1,548,001

Carnival

2,128.00

7.00

0.33

33,464

ICAP

344.10

6.80

2.02

207,378

Centrica

317.04

1.94

0.62

735,462

IMI

870.00

-1.50

-0.17

42,680 173,264

C LOSING P RICES J UNE 12

AA Alcoa Inc

CRH

0.52

C LOSING P RICES J UNE 12

MMM 3M Co

NET VOLUME

PRICE(P) CHANGE 640.50 2.50

2.50

NASDAQ PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G.

C O M PA N Y Compass Group

483.70

DOW JONES C O M PA N Y

1.24024

United States $..................................................... 1.24732 Japan Yen ¥.......................................................... 99.2216 Switzerland Francs............................................... 1.20110 Denmark Kroner ................................................... 7.43284 Norway Kroner...................................................... 7.54894

Anglo American

Aviva

0.80629

C O M PA N Y

2,400.00

22.00

0.93

InterContinental

1,515.00

12.00

0.80

53,211

Intl Cons Airlines

145.40

-0.20

-0.14

494,806 461,937

International Power PRICE

CHANGE NET / %

$6.32 $13.68 $4.13 $5.88 $3.42 $12.08 $8.67 $2.10 $12.97 $16.99 $4.52 $2.40 $7.07 $16.83

1.26 / +24.90% 2.34 / +20.63% 0.54 / +15.35% 0.70 / +13.51% 0.28 / +8.92% 0.97 / +8.73% 0.67 / +8.38% 0.15 / +7.70% 0.90 / +7.46% 1.17 / +7.40% 0.31 / +7.36% 0.16 / +7.14% 0.45 / +6.87% 1.07 / +6.79%

Most Advanced Mannatech, Incorporated IntegraMed America, Inc. Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. KIT digital, Inc. Solazyme, Inc. Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. Performance Technologies, Incorporated Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. Fuel Tech, Inc. United Community Financial Corp. Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. magicJack VocalTec Ltd

Imperial Tobacco

Most Declined ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc $2.79 Colony Bankcorp, Inc. $5.70 Dial Global, Inc. $2.57 Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. $11.83 MicroFinancial Incorporated $6.94 Education Management Corporation $6.77 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $6.61 Finisar Corporation $13.45 ESB Financial Corporation $12.08 Comtech Telecommunications Corp. $27.96 BroadVision, Inc. $9.75 Waterstone Financial, Inc. $3.45 TechTarget, Inc. $5.09 BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited $5.01

1.47 / -34.51% 1.20 / -17.39% 0.45 / -14.90% 1.65 / -12.24% 0.88 / -11.25% 0.76 / -10.09% 0.74 / -10.07% 1.43 / -9.61% 1.24 / -9.31% 2.87 / -9.31% 0.99 / -9.22% 0.35 / -9.21% 0.50 / -9.03% 0.48 / -8.74%

Intertek Group ITV Johnson Matthey

416.40

0.10

0.02

2,706.00

9.00

0.33

23,695

71.05

-1.20

-1.66

1,613,697

2,290.00

-8.00

-0.35

55,131

Kazakhmys

683.50

-9.00

-1.30

113,564

Kingfisher

277.40

-1.40

-0.50

392,359

Land Securities Group

713.00

5.50

0.78

90,256

Legal & General Group

116.06

-0.84

-0.72

1,174,591

Lloyds Banking Group

28.28

-0.22

-0.74

31,923,263

Man Group

75.95

-0.75

-0.98

614,049

328.40

-3.10

-0.94

911,643

Meggitt

378.60

1.90

0.50

130,131

Morrison (Wm)

283.30

1.60

0.57

551,355

Marks & Spencer

National Grid Next Old Mutual

659.50

0.00

0.00

624,075

3,060.00

4.00

0.13

20,152

149.10

0.30

0.20

766,408

Pearson

1,169.00

2.00

0.17

135,067

Petrofac

1,521.00

-11.00

-0.72

107,625

Polymetal International

807.00

-2.50

-0.31

47,709

Prudential

695.50

-4.50

-0.64

501,797

Randgold Resources

5,640.00

40.00

0.71

19,031

Reckitt Benckiser

3,477.00

20.00

0.58

90,613

485.90

-1.80

-0.37

187,615

Reed Elsevier Resolution

195.46

0.96

0.49

328,531

REXAM

414.50

2.10

0.51

129,515

2,849.00

-2.00

-0.07

527,063

Rio Tinto Rolls-Royce Holdings

829.50

8.00

0.97

278,321

Royal Bank of Scotland

217.30

-4.10

-1.85

1,658,588

2,119.50

-1.00

-0.05

502,336

101.25

0.15

0.15

801,955

2,440.50

18.50

0.76

260,611

257.60

-1.10

-0.43

153,514 332,895

Royal Dutch Shell RSA Insurance Group SABMiller Sage Group Sainsbury (J)

290.70

2.00

0.69

1,258.00

12.00

0.96

62,433

551.00

5.00

0.92

71,354

Severn Trent

1,806.00

17.00

0.95

180,536

Shire

1,890.00

-1.00

-0.05

112,006

Schroders Serco Group

Smith & Nephew

609.50

6.50

1.08

97,678

Smiths Group

1,010.00

5.00

0.50

34,814

SSE

1,354.00

10.00

0.74

125,405

Standard Chartered

1,351.50

4.00

0.30

570,879

Standard Life

217.80

-0.30

-0.14

271,088

Tate & Lyle

643.50

3.50

0.55

139,205

Tesco

304.00

1.20

0.40

2,670,728

Tullow Oil

1,429.00

-6.00

-0.42

234,404

Unilever

2,068.00

30.00

1.47

272,832

United Utilities Group

678.50

3.50

0.52

147,997

Vedanta Resources

926.00

-4.00

-0.43

140,472

Vodafone Group

172.37

1.32

0.77

7,649,084

Weir Group

1,438.00

-11.00

-0.76

247,337

Whitbread

1,887.89

0.89

0.05

22,942

Wolseley

2,235.00

-6.00

-0.27

30,269

WPP

764.50

1.00

0.13

186,408

Xstrata

956.70

-4.90

-0.51

2,380,467


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Model, writer, actress and singer at just 20! Aged just 20, Spanish-based Georgie May is a model, singer, and also a rising actress currently appearing in a British soap. Nicole Hallett reports. Your band is named The Undertakings? Yes, I am lead vocalist with the dance/Indie band which has just released its first single, ‘Fall with You’, written by band songwriter/producer Robbie Fithon. Favourite achievements? Publishing my book, releasing singles on iTunes, winning the Miss Tea Queen International award for charity work and raising awareness for sustainable tea-drinking. Tell us about your charity work Even the smallest amount raised can help change lives forever. I am honoured to be the face of some amazing charitable

organisations on the Costa Blanca and in the UK. Looking back I left school with high qualifications and speak a number of languages. Looking ahead Writing my second and third short story books, available soon, recording more tracks with The Undertakings, plus some solos, and releasing my own self-defence DVDs. In addition, modelling a new bikini range, being filmed as an extra for British-TV series Hollyoaks and making further stage appearances to screen roles as an actress. Favourite place: London for its historical architecture and landmarks. Spain for its climate and culture.

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Vital Statistics • Name: Georgie May • Lives: Rojales (Alicante) but always on the move • Status: In relationship • Pets: Two rescue dogs • Hobbies: Martial arts, music and writing. • Dislikes in Spain: Poor animal welfare; over-commercialised tourism • Always in fridge: Milk

EWN COMMENT Friends in need PUBLIC figures invited to the enigmatic Bilderberg group’s annual conference are a roll-call of leaders, deciders, movers and shakers. Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, vicepresident and Rajoy’s right-hand woman, was invited to this year’s meeting in Virginia and

combined the honour with meeting Barack Obama. It’s interesting to speculate whose help she will enlist – and whose will prove to be most substantial.

Answers called for IN a country where abuse of official funds runs into millions, the alleged misuse of €12,966 by Carlos Divar, head of the General Judiciary Council, is small beer. His pointblank refusal to justify claims for private jaunts is not. Judges command respect and are accustomed to asking the questions. But on this particular occasion and out of respect for the public Divar serves, answers were called for.


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WHILE the performance of the Rojales Pantomime’s production of ‘The Wizard of OZ’ in Los Montesinos was enjoyable and entertaining, it was marred by a couple of British children. They were left to their own devices, running up and down and clambering onto the stage, continuously shouting “I’m bored” and using foul language. It got so bad that several members of the audience shouted at them to ‘shut up’. They did quieten down when a member of the production came from backstage and sat behind them, but where were the parents? In my day if I carried on like that I’d have been taken home straight away, no doubt with a clip round my ear. I am aware that this would be considered child abuse in this day and age, but come on, parents, have some consideration for the other patrons and the actors on stage. Well done Panto group for carrying on like true professionals; you all did an excellent job in very difficult circumstances. C Crummings, Los Montesinos (Alicante)

Healthy lesson IT is dreadful that school dinners in Spain are laden with sugar and lack vegetables, pulses and fish (Costa del Sol, Issue 1405). Surely helping children eat healthier will put less of a burden on the health sector when they are older as there will be fewer with obesity-related illnesses. In which case, there should be a ruling on school dinners offering fresh foods without preservatives. Sandra Simpson, Torrevieja (Alicante)

Keeping a budget I WOULD just like to thank Jane Plunkett for her article on making a budget (Issue 1405). I have half-heartedly tried to keep tabs on what I spend over the years, but never seem able to follow through. After reading her article I realised that even though it might take up some of my time, the rewards I could reap would far outweigh that. Sarah D, Mallorca

POT OF GOLD: The rock lit up by the sun at the end of the rainbow.

The golden rock of Ifach I ALWAYS said that the Ifach should be lit up on an evening. Here the sun showed us how it would look with the added delight of a rainbow, making the golden rock look like a pot of gold.

Margaret Carney, Calpe (Alicante)

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Lap of luxury AFTER reading the front page article about the Marbella Luxury Weekend (Costa del Sol, Issue 1405) my husband and I decided to go and see what all the fuss was about. Although we have lived on the coast for more than a decade it has been many years since we visited Puerto Banus. It was interesting to see that many people were dressed in normal clothing, but the wealth that was on display was astounding; it was like walking into the lap of luxury, a whole different world. While it seems sinful such money was being spent on frivolous things when so many people are struggling to make ends meet, the money is going back into the economy and to businesses that can then offer jobs. We live in a capitalistic society, which to work needs people to spend money. David Jenton, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

‘Disgusting’ view I FIND BB’s attitude in the letter ‘Blinkered view’ (Issue 1404) absolutely disgusting. No wonder he or she did not have the courage to have his or her name published.

Despite living in Spain I am extremely proud to be British and equally so with regards to our heritage. This type of letter is written by a person who typifies what is wrong with society in Great Britain and many other countries; a lack of pride and respect. History tells us both in recent times and over the millennia that great empires have come and gone. In the process many positives have also occurred that have also enriched and diversified our culture and everyday life. Sure we made some mistakes along the way. Show me somebody who would not do the same once given absolute power and I will show you someone who does not understand what and who we are. Robert Caley, Mijas (Malaga)

Staycation time I FOUND the article about people in Malaga Province opting for ‘staycations’ (Costa del Sol, Issue 1405) very interesting. In these tough times it makes perfect sense to holiday close to home, especially in a climate that draws millions of tourists each summer. I find that when you live in a country you tend to see less of what is on offer than many tourists, so why not don the holidaymaker cap and go see all the tourist hotspots as well as out of the way places. Enjoy some of the many activities on offer. Not only will you have fun, but you will be injecting money back into your community rather than spending it further afield. Jasmine Forrest, Estepona (Malaga)

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Raising limits I REALLY hope that the Development Ministry puts the speed limit on the A7 between Mijas and Marbella up to 100km/hour from the current 80km/hour as requested by both municipalities’ town halls (Costa del Sol, Issue 1405). Either that or reduce the charge on the toll road, or perhaps offer a reduced rate for residents. These measures would help reduce commuting times for workers and even those who live in Mijas and who would like a quicker trip to Marbella. LP, Mijas (Malaga)

Happy-go-looky THE article ‘Bogus items seized up by 50% in 12 months’ (Costa del Sol, Issue 1405) confirmed my suspicions that there are more looky-looky men around than there used to be. This is probably because those that previously managed to find other jobs have lost them, finding themselves back on the street selling these counterfeit goods. I am pretty sure that this is not their dream job and they do it out of necessity. However, you can barely go out on the street without coming across dozens of them. Most will move on when you say no, others are annoyingly persistent. The nicest one I have seen was in Torremolinos. He wore an oversized shirt and had all his wares stuffed in it, balloons held high and was singing while blowing bubbles, looking like he was having a great time. He did not have to go up to people, they came to him. Now that is innovative thinking. Marta Bollard, Torremolinos (Malaga)

Bullet-proofing I WAS surprised when I read the article on police vests (Costa Blanca North, Issue 1405). It said the Local Police force is spending €9.7 million on 20,500 bulletproof and stab vests. I had assumed that police officers already wore them. Surely anyone in a job that puts them in contact with criminals who can have knives and sometimes guns should automatically be issued with one. At least now they are in less of a risky position while keeping residents safe and combating crime. Alan Hall, Benidorm (Alicante)

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Lacklustre concert fails to shine for Diamond Jubilee

UNBEFITTING: The concert in The Mall which formed part of the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jubilee celebrations.

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT deserve their colours as Knights of the Realm. Well, this ol boy was not impressed. Sir Elton John looked like a puffy grandmother, whose voice has now dropped to such a low register as to be almost

unrecognisable. Sir Cliff came up with an utterly boring medley of his hits. Sir Tom Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voice is still magnificent but he is not exactly Mr Personality Plus, and dear old Sir Paul McCartney should really never sing in public again. I thought Madness were a poor choice to perform on the palace roof, and as for Cherylâ&#x20AC;Ś

With all the resources at his beck and call surely Mr Barlow could have done better than this. Where were all the dancers? The street performers, the ballet, the massed Welsh choir? Why werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t our Olympic team paraded before the public they will shortly be representing in the Olympic Games? Where was the variety? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen better productions than this at our local Europe Day or St Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrations. Next! A quick reply to the lady who wondered if churches would be allowed in Muslim countries, I can only re-run a story I scribed some years ago. During my time in Saudi where there were no churches, some 20 or 30 Christians began holding a small Sunday service in one of the classrooms of the local American school. Immediately it was discovered by the authorities it was not only banned, but those participating threatened with immediate deportation. I think that just about answers your question. Keep the faith, Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

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NLESS it escaped my notice, I have yet to see a survey comparing age and fitness of British pensioners with their counterparts now resident in Spain. Before I put the United Kingdom in my rear view mirror, I spent an evening at a working men’s club situated a few miles from a city centre. I was shocked. Mike Walsh My companions that evening although they were the same age or vwww.michaelwalsh.es Mike Walsh. Based the Costa Blanca, younger than I, journalist, author and professional were old men. There international writer: ex-business assessment executive Guild European correspondent Craftsmen. Master of was little spirit in Boston Revolutionary Radio. them; their faces were drawn and, yes, they looked and behaved as one YOUNG OLD AGE: Life in the sun is an achieveable dream on retirement. might expect men 15 years their senior. Their dialogue was all of the past and mostly work related. There was no exchange about their future hopes and aspirations but there was talk of friends who had recently died. I felt as Rip van Winkle must have done when he awoke on the mountain top. All I could think of was what lay ahead of me. I was keenly looking forward to retirement and had but one dream. I pictured myself sitting with a typewriter on a sun-kissed veranda in Spain. On one having a future; life ended when work them I had loaded the car and buggered side of me a bottle of wine, on the other ended and from that moment on you off to Spain they were aghast. a blonde. I achieved my dream. awaited the Grim Reaper’s call. They were speechless when he I sensed that had I asked them what When my son mentioned my described me, to my shame, rather they planned to do in the years ahead retirement the back-chat was along the accurately. they would have been puzzled. These lines of, which retirement home have you The question arises; is our comparative ‘elderly’ men didn’t see themselves as placed the old dodger in? When he told youthfulness the way we are wired or is

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life in Spain so beneficial it turns old fogies back into youngsters? Taking an early morning stroll when staying in the remote Jalon Valley I chanced upon a party of jolly hill walkers, who invited me to join them. Knowing my limits, I declined. Although as fit as butchers’ dogs the hill walkers were well into their 70s and possibly older. My octogenarian friend, Cynthia, ran a sprawling villa in acres of gardens whilst entertaining streams of guests. I asked

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her what her future plans were. “Sell up and go off on a world cruise,” she retorted. My lovely neighbour, Marie, is never at home; she is always off and doing something, which includes looking after others. Her husband, Bob, who recalls his 85th birthday party, drives everywhere and keeps up with his effervescent other half. My Welsh doctor, when approached with an ailment, always recommended a week in the sun; the local Sun Inn. Perhaps he did mean the Spanish sun.


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CHOICE: One can learn a lot from how a person approaches a buffet.

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NE can learn a lot about a person from the way they approach a buffet. Not that I am suggesting analysing a person based solely on their selection of finger food, but as a test of personality it is as valid as The Myers, Briggs, and has the added bonus of including a couple of sandwiches and a Crème Caramel as part of the process. Perhaps recruiting companies could lay on a wedding style spread and watch as the candidates devour or not devour the feast in front of them. This would be akin to observing lessons in a school or an obstacle course at an SAS induction day. The Buffet: a whole new degree subject could emerge attached loosely to the psychology department; The Buffet and 20th Century Indicators of Psychosis, Finger Food and Freud 101. Imagine the learned tomes: Vol au Vent and The Violent Mind or The Man Who Thought He Was a Thousand Island Dip. Personality types could be: The Ploughman: paper plate held in front of him as he tenaciously works his way from start to end of the buffet then back again. The Secret Agent: creeps to the middle of the table snatching food and hiding the plate from view. The Super Model: Impossibly thin drooling by the desserts while clutching a plate of lettuce. The Memsahib: usually a mother who sends her children/husband/best friend to fetch her food while sitting regally to the side. Confident people tend to stride forward, take what they want, then sit

Suzanne Manners Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character).

down and eat. Shy people are mortified by the social side of a buffet and leave hungry. There are those who pile plates high with more food than they could eat, much to the chagrin of the more polite diners, who have just watched as the last of the King Prawns disappears ahead of them. The sight of well fed humans eyeing the buffet table with emotions ranging from panic to sheer sexual excitement brings joy to my heart. I love a good buffet. Humanity stripped bare by the sight of a cocktail sausage pinging across a covered trestle table like a little pork bullet. The tear-jerking wonder of a cheese cube and silver skin onion kebab skewered on sticks into a grapefruit. Vol au vent, those wonders that let the host skimp on prawn cocktail and coronation chicken and don’t forget the mighty chocolate fountains that allow mortals to eat strawberries as God intended. So in light of this research I have invented a new set of personality tests. There is the Bridge Roll and Fish Paste Indicator and the Balancing Warm Beer in a Paper Cup on a Paper Plate Causality Test. Enjoy!


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MUST be a tramp, because - as Tony Bennett proclaimed - I get ‘too hungry for dinner at 8’, so it was with some trepidation that my husband and I accepted our first invitation to dinner in Mallorca. Boxes and bags barely unpacked, we bid farewell around 7pm to the solemn troop of children and dog, while the new babysitter told us not to worry. Plain sailing and some 30 minutes later, we are twiddling our G&Ts in the bar - just the two of us - the actual reservation time vague. By 8.30pm, we have discovered the reason tapas were invented: to keep people like us from starving to death while waiting. On my third G&T, I have struck up a lifelong friendship with the longsuffering bartender, who suddenly looks like George Clooney. My jokes are top of the range; at least I am laughing like a hyena; but Pedro (I think that is his name) and my husband exchange knowing glances. Closer to 10pm, the other guests bustle in; kisses on cheeks all around, which seem exceedingly difficult to plant in the right spot after a soaking

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SIESTA TIME: Good idea if you wish to join the Spanish late evenings. of gin. They certainly don’t skimp on the measures here. Oh, well, culinary salvation is surely within reach now?! Or not, as the case may be. Several bottles of wine and a good hour later our first dishes finally appear. All a bit late, since my hunger has by now vanished in a torrent of booze, not seen since my university days. Round 1 in the madrugada, the livening effects of the drinks are wearing off and stifling yawns is my main preoccupation. Even a double espresso fails to relight my fire.

“The night is young!” my fellow guests exclaim, insisting on a round of curious little drinks called hierbas. At 2am we shamefully saunter back into the house to the chirpy babysitter professing “You're early!” The next morning my surprisingly lively dinner friends call me - from work - to explain how we had missed a fabulous night of dancing and how next time, we really must join them. If there were a score for stamina, mine would surely be C: ‘must try harder’.

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RITAIN’S Royal Navy broke a 500year taboo by giving Lt Commander Sarah West command of the frontline warship HMS Portland, a frigate more powerful than all of Lord Nelson’s fleet. A decision that will no doubt get Nelson’s friend, the Earl Saint Vincent, turning somersaults in his grave as like all other officers of that period, he was totally against women going to sea, largely due to ‘their washing their clothes in the ship’s fresh water’. In truth, questions about courage and skill were already proven, given heroic archetypes like Grace Darling, the lifeboat pioneer, and a boatload of successful pirates from Anne Bonny to Lady Killigrew

Serenade of the Seas sails out of Barcelona on 12-night cruises until the end of September.

and Grace O’Malley, whose crew of 200 men was even larger than HMS Portland’s. In 2007, Royal Caribbean Cruise International made history by appointing Karin Stahre-Janson as the first woman ever to be in charge of a major cruise ship. A native of Stromstad, Sweden, Karin learned to sail at the age of seven in a small boat given to her by her parents. She graduated from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden with a bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science and obtained her Unlimited Masters Licence, enabling

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chemical tankers In 1997, she joined Royal Caribbean as a first officer.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the lady while on-board the Serenade of the Seas, sailing out of Barcelona. Though virtually committed from dawn to dusk, this likeable ship’s master agreed to give me some of her precious time. Q: When did you get your first job at sea? A: I was just 19. It was a small petroleum tanker. I painted chipped rust, scrubbed the decks and whatever needed to be done. I loved it and enrolled in cadet school. You were a woman breaking into a very male-dominated world. Was there resistance? I am not a feminist, but don’t back down because I know my job. I put my own female twists and turns into the command. What do you think has held women back from commanding cruise ships? Back in the ’40s and ’50s, it was hard, muscular work, and very male-dominated. These days it’s all about brains and knowledge. How does the crew react? I have worked in a variety of Royal Caribbean officer-related roles since 1997 and many mariners were old friends. Also our guests are very positive. What is your average day on board? I get up at 4.30am and if in port, prepare the ship to sail. Then check ship’s speed, position and daily log. I also hold many meetings, attend dinners, special passenger ceremonies and apart from fire, ship’s damage and extreme weather conditions. What do you do in your spare time? I go my parents’ Swedish summer house and do carpentry, painting and motorcycle.


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Truly is a dog's life In the midst of deep Spanish countryside, hunting dogs have been found hanging. Jane Plunkett looks into the life of a typical hunting hound…

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HILE playing catch with Rover, the typical, lovable, tail-wagging household hound, it’s hard to imagine animal cruelty. But cuddles and chasing after balls isn’t the fate of all dogs in Spain. For a percentage of hunting dogs life is a lot tougher. It’s a horrific existence that often ends dramatically by being thrown down a well to die, or being hung from a tree, with the back legs barely touching the ground, in order to die by suffocation. According to animal rights organisations, as well as numerous personal witness accounts, hunting dogs, such as Galgos (greyhounds) and Podencos, are terribly abused, CARED FOR: Hunting dogs with neglected and abandoned. They are claimed to be seen as simply a tool for hunters that can be the problem. discarded of when no longer The sad destiny of many needed. hunting dogs was first observed It was this widespread cruelty, by 36-year-old Brit, Shane and the apathy of police and Stewart, while he was living in government to do Tenerife. anything about it, “A hunter lived which prompted beside me in Hunters Fermin Perez, a Tenerife and he dispose of local secondary kept Podenco 50,000 dogs school science dogs. Their living annually - Beryl teacher, to set up conditions were Brennan, author. the Scooby rescue disgusting. They centre at Medina del were skinny, fed on Campo near Valladollid. stale bread and lived It is now an internationally- cramped together in a dirty renowned organisation and enclosure,” says Shane. Spain's biggest animal rescue “When I went walking in the centre, housing more than 700 mountains I’d see dogs, dead, hunting dogs at the end of every hanging from trees. There isn’t a hunting season. Fermin has lot of traffic through this type of waged a tireless campaign ever countryside so I think many since to get better legal people are ignorant to what’s protection for the dogs and to happening.” promote wider understanding of A lack of awareness to what is

although there is mercifully less barbaric cruelty in Almeria than in some other parts of Spain. Many people still fear that hunting dogs can’t be good domestic pets; a perception that PAWS is keen to squash. Indeed the very first PAWS dogs to be re-homed abroad were two little Galgo puppies taken to Holland in August 1999. “It is such a tragedy that these dogs in particular should be treated so appallingly,” said PAWS spokesperson Mike Dornan. “Anyone who has ever had firsthand experience of Galgos knows they make good pets, although they do need a lot of exercise!” The mistreatment of Spanish hunting dogs is well documented - a quick Google search reveals a a responsible owner. EMACIATED: Forlorn and in need of care. wealth of disturbing pictures and text - but not every hunter is happening to hunting dogs drove burn them alive. The law, she guilty of such behaviour. French resident, Beryl Brennan, says, does not properly protect Cordoba-based hunter Manuel to write a book on the subject. these animals and often turns a Perez Requena insists that there Beryl’s book, “From Heaven to blind eye to the abuse. are hunters that abhor such Hell - the story of the Galgo Four months ago, animal cruelty. Espanol’, paints a grim picture of activist, Red, as she wants to be “After the hunting season the lives of hunting dogs in Spain. known, started the Facebook finishes, there are hunters who “I wrote the book to make the group, S.A.D. - Spanish Animal abandon their dogs. I have seen world aware that Spanish hunters Defenders. dogs running along the side of dispose of at least 50,000 dogs at “I am the secretary of a dog the road. If a dog is scared of the end of each hunting season,” rescue centre in Spain. gunfire, or doesn’t obey its says Beryl, who has adopted Prior to this job, I, like owner, some hunters three Galgo dogs and one so many others, was will abandon or kill You can't Podenco. totally ignorant to these dogs, but it’s a tarnish all “The Spanish hunting season the cruelty that is small percentage of hunters with the runs from about September to dished out to hunters who do January. Once the hunters are hunting dogs in this,” says Manuel. same brush finished hunting many dispose of Spain. Manuel says a lot Manuel, hunter. their dogs. They don’t keep the Red started S.A.D. of hunters have a dogs during the off season to bring animal cruelty good relationship with because it means they would to people’s attention and to their dogs, as it takes years have to feed them.” force the Spanish government to to train them to turn them into According to Beryl, hunters take animal abuse more good hunting dogs. hang the dogs, drop them alive seriously. “I have a friend here in down wells, abandon them, or “As we are a new organisation Cordoba who keeps Podenco we haven’t made lots of progress dogs. He treats them very well so far, but we are growing in and keeps them in a clean numbers very quickly and more enclosure. They have water, and more people are willing to food, vaccinations and all have take action,” adds Red. microchips too. By law they information - names, addresses and a map PAWS, the animal shelter in must,” says Manuel. showing where the abused animal is. The Mojácar (Almeria), has to deal Guardia Civil will provide a copy of the with the problem of how to redenuncia, while their copy should be sent Photos courtesy of Spanish Animal Defenders Facebook. Additional information home abandoned hunting dogs through for investigation. courtesy Mike Dornan. like Galgos and Podencos,

How to report suspected abuse According to Costa Animal Society, Seprona, the environmental arm of the Guardia Civil, should be contacted to make an official complaint (denuncia). Visit the local Guardia Civil centre and take written

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INING for stories unconnected to the dire state of the Spanish economy or corruption is becoming tediously futile. Of 36 main nonsport stories in El Pais , Spain’s foremost national daily newspaper, no less than 22 are depressingly related to either the economic downturn or corruption

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in high places. At least the children are in high spirits.

Malaga’s Parque Clavero College has been fined by the city hall for excessive noise coming from the school’s gymnasium and dining rooms. This despite the school having shelled out €6,000 on soundproofing. I would have thought that such installation would have been much more appropriate on Spain’s parliamentary building.

Tragic loss for football THIS is not an obituary column but the premature death of one of the Spanish League’s most admired football trainers is a matter of much sadness. Sr. Manolo Preciado has died of a heart attack at just 54 years of age. His death occurred

within hours of him signing for Villareal. As the saying goes, live every day as if it is your last; one day you will be right. This gifted exponent of another of Spain’s great sporting success stories will be missed.


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LDERLY women with a healthy diet and who are physically active live longer. Women in their 70s who ate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and exercised lived five years longer than those who were sedentary and ate little fresh produce, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found. Researchers in America analysed data from 713 women aged 70 to 79.

They measured blood levels of carotenoids; the more fruits and vegetables eaten, the higher the levels in the bloodstream. Physical activity was measured through a

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Animal shelter joins Facebook By Joop Breedveld THIS month a year ago the animal shelter in San Bartolome (Orihuela) was officially opened. One year on hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats have arrived in the shelter and found new homes thanks to a small army of volunteers who have set up extensive adoption programmes. Currently various organisations in different locations in Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland are working effortlessly to find new families for these abandoned animals. The attempts to keep the shelter from being overpopulated have borne fruit, but the volunteers know that more always needs to be done. The latest initiative to keep the adoptions on par with the steady influx of abandoned newcomers is a Facebook page aimed primarily at the English speaking community in the region of the Costa Blanca. This Facebook page informs people about the many wonderful animals for which they are trying to find a new home. At any given time there will be at least 60 to more than 100 dogs and cats on this page. At the moment quite a few puppies are on Facebook. This approach is the next logical step in our attempts to keep the situation in the shelter manageable, says one of the volunteers. Especially during the summer months, the situation gets really problematic. That is the time when animals are abandoned more than ever and also the time that many puppies are brought into the shelter or simply dumped outside the entrance gate. The volunteers are convinced the Facebook page can help to get more dogs and cats adopted. If the initiative is a success there are already plans to set up similar Facebook pages in a few other languages.

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6:45am Roary the Racing Car 7:00am Thomas and Friends CGI animated railway adventures. 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Little Lodgers 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Rough Guide 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Monkey Life 3:50pm Chinese Food in Minutes

4:00pm Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 4:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best Cookery series celebrating the very best of British home cooking. 9:00pm Natural World Award winning nature documentary series. 10:00pm George v and Queen Mary 11:00pm Sounds of the 70s 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm The Walton Sextuplets: Moving On 10:00pm Benidorm 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Euro 2012 Highlights

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Gok Cooks Chinese 10:00pm The Secret Millionaire 11:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 11:50pm A Short History of Everything Else

4:00pm The Long Shot 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Liam is concerned when Bianca leaves upset messages on his phone. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Emergency Bikers Documentary series following Britain's emergency paramedic and police bikers. 9:00pm The Restaurant Inspector 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm The Walking Dead US drama series about a group of survivors struggling after a zombie apocalypse.

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12:20am Secrets of Our Living Planet 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Seeking Refuge 5:20am In My Shoes 5:30am History Hunt

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm How the Brits Rocked America: Go West 9:30pm London on Film: The West End 10:00pm Ukraine's Forgotten Children 11:30pm A Short Journey into Tajikistan 12:15am Turner's Thames 1:15am The Perfect Suit 2:15am How the Brits Rocked America: Go West 3:15am London on Film: The West End 3:45am Ukraine's Forgotten Children

12:35am In Plain Sight 1:25am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:55am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:20am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly shortform arts strand. 12:25am Embarrassing Bodies 1:25am The Good Wife 2:25am The Big C 2:55am Lost in Translation 4:30am Friday Night In 4:45am Southland 5:30am St. Elsewhere

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Sons of Anarchy US drama series following the exploits of a motorcycle gang in a small Californian town. 1:55am Super Casino 5:00am House Doctor Home improvement series with Californian interior designer Ann Maurice. 5:25am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:50am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 5:20am Dream Lives for Sale 6:10am A Different Breed 7:00am Safebreakers 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Best of Oops TV 12:00pm Airline 1:30pm Medical Emergency 2:00pm Helicopter Rescue 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand 12:10am Ross Kemp: Extreme World 1:10am Road Wars 2:10am Elite World Cops 3:05am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 3:55am Gadget Geeks

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12:40am A Night at the Roxbury 2:10am Calendar Girls 4:05am Just Married

9:00pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 10:45pm Hereafter

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SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:35am Avenging Force 6:30am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 7:00am Tron Legacy 9:10am Tomorrow, When the War Began 11:00am D3: The Mighty Ducks 12:50pm Behind Enemy Lines 2:40pm The Other Guys 4:30pm Van Helsing 6:45pm For a Few Dollars More 9:00pm Tomorrow, When the War Began 10:50pm The Other Guys 12:40am Van Helsing

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Dog Problem? Hi Connie, I have an eightmonth-old Golden Cocker Spaniel who is very active and playful. The problem is that he only has one testicle and our vet would like to give him some hormone injections to help the other one come down. What I am worried about is that I had a Golden Cocker Spaniel in the past whose behaviour HIDDEN TESTES: Can be an inherited problem.

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was quite aggressive and at times crazy and I am wondering if the hormone injections could affect the personality of our new puppy. Have you any views on these

hormone injections? Thanks, Jackie

Dear Jackie This is a common problem and the norm is an operation. Cryptorchid is a medical term meaning literally ‘hidden testes’. If by four to six months of age, the testicle hasn’t dropped, it won't likely do so. I strongly recommend that you go to another vet and have them find and remove the testicle inside the body as this could cause cancer and many problems as he matures. These dogs should not be bred from as the problem can be inherited. Best wishes, Connie

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5:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm May the Best House Win

4:20pm Royal Ascot Coverage of the summer showpiece in the world of horse racing, Royal Ascot. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 9:00pm Ocean Giants 10:00pm Great Ormond Street 11:00pm QI 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Euro 2012 Live 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Inside Man

5:30am St. Elsewhere 6:20am Deal or No Deal 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss 11:00am Location, Location, Location 12:00pm Secret Removers 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:35pm River Cottage Bites Bite-sized films from River Cottage showing how to create a range of culinary delights. 1:50pm Stalag 17

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm The Restoration Man 11:00pm All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

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12:05am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand. 12:10am Extreme A and E 1:10am Pokerstars.Co.UK Caribbean Adventure 2:15am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:40am Sailing 3:05am FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour 4:00am British F3 4:25am Mobil 1 The Grid 4:55am Cycling 5:50am FIA GT1 Championship

Channel 5 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Little Lodgers 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Rough Guide 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Monkey Life 3:50pm Chinese Food in Minutes

4:05pm Mary Higgins Clark's Pretend You Don't See Her 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Just as she starts to be won around by Rhys, Vanessa sees his true nature. 7:00pm Home and Away Sid confirms that Bianca's pre-eclampsia is putting both her and her baby's lives at risk. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Cricket on 5 9:00pm Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story Series looking at some of Britain's most notorious, incarcerated killers. 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Crime drama series. 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 1:55am Super Casino 4:55am House Doctor 5:20am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

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5:50am Ramona and Beezus 7:40am Meatballs 9:20am Black Sheep 10:50am Wild Target 12:35pm The Rebound 2:15pm Black Sheep 3:50pm Little Fockers 5:35pm Macgruber 7:15pm Soul Men 9:00pm The Rebound 10:45pm Little Fockers

4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Amazing Spiderman: Premiere Special 9:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 10:00pm Starlings 11:00pm Lethal Weapon 4 1:25am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 2:25am Elite World Cops 3:25am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:25am Medical Emergency 5:20am Real Filth Fighters 5:50am Bite Size Brainiac

12:30am Meatballs 2:10am Family Jewels

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SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:50am Johnny Mnemonic 6:30am Prometheus Discovered (Theatrical) 7:00am D2: The Mighty Ducks 8:50am Prometheus Discovered (Theatrical) 9:20am The Bounty Hunter 11:15am Troy 2:00pm Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 4:20pm Sanctum 6:15pm Centurion 8:00pm Troy 10:45pm Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 1:05am Centurion 2:45am American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 4:20am American Ninja 3: Bloodhunt 5:55am D2: The Mighty Ducks TCM 6:00am Desert Pursuit 7:10am Maverick 8:10am Rawhide 9:10am The Marseille Contract 10:50am How the West Was Won 1:45pm Maverick 2:50pm Rawhide 4:00pm Return of the Frontiersman 5:20pm The FBI Story 8:10pm Agatha Christie's Thirteen at Dinner 10:00pm Two Days in the Valley 12:00am Ghost Ship 1:45am The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing


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THIS is the story of Tony Tuesday, a London-born man who leaves the army in 1946, and builds a business empire. He murders his way to the top. The story meanders to the 1980s. He literally eliminates anyone who gets in his way, and even disposes of two wives who displease him, or when a younger more attractive model comes along.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Energy levels go up and down and you seek to ration yours by not going all-out physically. It is still possible to be quite dynamic while planning. Indeed, your clear vision impresses a colleague. If you are due for promotion then some good news is likely. Blow your own trumpet rather than wait for others to do it for you.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) The changes affecting you for the past few weeks continue but you are now getting better at managing their direction. Someone wanting you to take a logical action should not be allowed to push you forward. When to act will be clear to you.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Someone who has been unhelpful in the past suddenly steps forward. Could you have been wrong about them? Probably not. Keep a clear mind when with them. Saturn influences you to be more organised before a bout of indecision strikes.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) The influence of Venus and Jupiter brings you the influence and status that you deserve. It's not that you haven't worked towards it but now you start to see the benefits. There is an urge to improve your appearance and surroundings to fit in with the 'new you'.

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Your flexibility stands you in good stead in this last half of the year. Not only does it see you able to take opportunities at short notice but it also boosts your psychic energy. Others may not come up to expectations and there are times when it is best to 'go it aloneʼ.

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proceeds, and so begins his dark climb to the top. His empire encompasses property in the main, but he also has a major stake in timeshare resorts around Europe and it is the modus operandi he uses to fulfil his ambitions that is the thrust of the book. His murderous, underhand deeds show him to be a monster, but a very clever one. An unexpected finale awaits.

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LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

During the past few weeks you may have gained a different perspective on life. Your need for a close attachment and harmony in your life should not be underestimated or denied in the name of practicality.

There is an all-consuming need to see some reward for all your efforts. There will be those who will tell you that you need to push harder for success. Perhaps you need to be with more like-minded people. Certainly being with the wrong colleagues can bring your spirits down.

You are in a romantic mood but something is missing from the picture. Its not that youʼre feeling the need to have more than one string to your bow, it is more that you are tired of using the same old arrows. So, what is out there to fire your imagination? Something really new will not miss the mark with you.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

When needed you are sure to be positive this week. On a project, 'striking while the iron is hot' springs to mind. There is much fun to hand but it must be 'work first' at the moment. Some opportunities do not come twice and you need to be aware of them when they present themselves. Spend some quality time with your loved ones.

This is a brilliant week for money and business. Mars is influencing you to be more up-front and practical in your approach. You may feel changes coming on that you would rather deny. Burying your head in the sand is not an option. Take the bull by the horns and you could be surprised at your success.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) To be truly happy you need to build on your partnerships. Keep these in balance and everything else will fall into place. Life has taught you some rather harsh lessons recently. The upshot of that is you now feel more in control and more secure.

ARIES (March 21 April 20)

Just joking One sodium atom says: “Oh, no! I think I lost an electron.” Another atom asks: “Are you sure?" "Yeah, I’m positive!” *** Smart man + smart woman = romance Smart man + dumb woman = affair Dumb man + smart woman = marriage Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy *** Q. Where would you find a dog without legs? A. Where you left him. *** Person 1: My dog has got no nose Person 2: How does he smell? Person 1: Awful.

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

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You will see the lighter side of life this week when you discover that someone is holding a torch for you. You are flattered and vaguely interested. Your combination of intelligence and humour make you a delightful companion. Venus smiles on all your close relationships and you seem to be able to do no wrong.

There is much to be tackled this week, but you are wary of making full-on decisions. Taking things one step at a time is the best policy because it gives you space to consider the options. There is a restlessness about you that is hard to pinpoint. Perhaps you are feeling positive but have to hold fire because of others. This is frustrating, but try to relax.

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1. I said, “A-hey, what is this?” (1970) 2. He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance (1963) 3. Since you left me and you said goodbye (1964) 4. But long as there are stars above you (1966) 5. She took my heart away (1974) 6. Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know (1967) 7. He was big and strong and in his eyes a flaming glow (1978) 8. I walked alone between some old adobe haciendas (1962) 9. And people are stupid (1984) 10. I was just in the middle of a dream (1986)

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Very good: 19

Good: 13

Excellent: 23

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An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. As the drama unfolds she realises that he might have an ulterior objective. This easy-watching film should be called ‘Mission Implausible’ as the plot is so far fetched it borders on being insulting. AB.

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FREE TREE THEE THEM TEEM TERM

Man on a Ledge (AB)

1. ALL RIGHT NOW (Free), 2. AND THEN HE KISSED ME (Crystals), 3. BITS AND PIECES (Dave Clark Five), 4. GOD ONLY KNOWS (Beach Boys), 5. YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET (Bachman–Turner Overdrive), 6. PENNY LANE (Beatles), 7. RASPUTIN (Boney M), 8. SPEEDY GONZALES (Pat Boone), 9. THE WAR SONG (Culture Club), 10. MANIC MONDAY (Bangles)

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Across 7 The French go on to pool (6) 8 Slow passage of an American soldier through a party (6) 9 Autopsy reveals playthings (4) 10 A client has a new place in Spain (8) 11 Worried about the wood having holes (7) 13 Rank former prime minister (5) 15 Pageants not set for heathen (5) 17 Pointed out red tape (7) 20 Do stop or crash into the jamb (8) 21 Bird often seen in the afternoon (4) 22 Pollute seabed badly (6) 23 A forged tenner for curdled milk (6) Down 1 Prefer a small gift (6) 2 Sticks the first pieces of roughcast on damp surface (4) 3 Drive an angry, unwelcome guest (7) 4 Many eager to see the old king (5) 5 Shell motor at full speed (8) 6 Writer outside street restaurant (6) 12 Baker ate cooked rest period (3,5)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Alquiler (4) 3 Usado (no nuevo) (4) 5 Candles (de cera) (5) 8 Garlic (3) 9 Nail (on finger, toe) (3) 10 Street (5) 11 Té (3) 12 Cabbage (3) 14 Fight (battle) (5) 17 Tail (of dog, bull, ox) (4) 18 Train (rail) (4)

Co d e B r e a ke r 14 Joy of new Peru art (7) 16 Some razor espied in volcanic islands (6) 18 Money-making scheme studentʼs unable to start (6) 19 One centres on what apparently is empty for a French impressionist (5) 21 In this there's purpose (4)

QUICK Across 1 Formerly (4) 3 Assumed name (5) 8 Handles clumsily (7) 9 Second month of spring (5) 10 Surplus (5) 11 Germ-free (7) 12 Projectile (6) 14 Acquiesce (6) 17 Apparel (7) 19 Revolutionary (5) 21 Leans (5) 22 Desert (7) 24 Military blockade (5) 25 Form a curve (4)

Down 1 Route (4) 2 Corbata (3) 3 Grape (3) 4 Doubt (4) 5 Vowel (5) 6 Lila (5) 7 Swedish (f) (5) 11 Gira (4) 13 Lion (4) 15 One (3) 16 Caliente (que quema) (3)

Down 1 See 23 2 Punctuation mark (5) 3 Aid (6) 4 Annoyed (5) 5 Outlive (7) 6 Sheep's woolly covering (6) 7 Woodland plant (8) 10 Sternly (8) 13 Selects (7) 15 Food grain (6) 16 Get away (6) 18 Hurry (5) 20 Emblem (5) 23/1 Fall asleep (3,3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across 1 Sitcom, 4 Nelson, 9 Biretta, 10 Hoist, 11 Reef, 12 Coroner, 15 Austen, 16 Diodes, 19 Museums, 21 Mace, 24 Bella, 25 Imposed, 26 Esther, 27 Slated. Down: 1 Suburban, 2 Turkeys, 3 Oath, 5 Ethiopia, 6 Spine, 7 Note, 8 Cabot, 13 Beverage, 14 Ascended, 17 Dead set, 18 E-mail, 20 Unlit, 22 Oboe, 23 Opal.

QUICK - Across: 1 Scared, 4 Rancid, 9 Risotto, 10 Lunar, 1 1 Extra, 12 Nowhere, 13 Poltergeist, 18 Useless, 20 False, 22 Koala, 23 Dormant, 24 Mallet, 25 Nectar. Down: 1 Shriek, 2 Asset, 3 Extract, 5 Allow, 6 Confess, 7 Dorset, 8 Countryside, 14 Overall, 15 Enforce, 16 Bunkum, 17 Jester, 19 Evade, 21 Least.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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

ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Lagos, 3 Col, 5 Collar, 7 Raro, 8 Sons, 11 Tesoro, 12 Bag, 13 Sauce. Down: 1 Later, 2 Sale, 4 Our, 5 Carne, 6 Abono, 9 Shade, 10 Toys, 11 Tia.

1. Unscramble the name of a famous large body of water: A CONCERTINA CAT 2. Unscramble the name of a famous British playwright: HOLD TERRAPIN

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Quote When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese Poet

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 4 represents D and 2 represents Z, so fill in D every time the figure 4 appears and Z every time the figure 2 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.

Bitten Desert Fatter(10) Fender Formed Header Hearts Insert Intend Longer Luster Meters Rested Riddle Seeing Severe Tested Turned Whiled

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Awaken, 2 Padded, 3 Reared, 4 Gently, 5 Dwells, 6 Cursed, 7 Glands, 8 Rental, 9 Stared, 10 Glassy, 11 Learns, 12 Nearly, 13 Treats, 14 Dealer, 15 Thorns, 16 Streak, 17 Rulers, 18 Harrow, 19 Owners

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They now have a sister restaurant sharing its name in La Murada, near Benferri. Inside Punjabi Palace are plush leather seating, soothing water feature and traditional Indian Bangra tunes playing softly in the background. The menu provides a blend of spices to suit every palate, from mild to very spicy and the chef, one of the most accomplished in the country, is happy to adapt recipes to suit individual preference on request. There is a vast selection of starters, soups, salads and


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5:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Real Rescues Documentary series which follows the dramatic day-to-day work of the emergency services. 12:45pm Cash in the Attic Series which looks at the real value of household junk. 1:13pm BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Royal Ascot Coverage of the summer showpiece in the world of horse racing, Royal Ascot.

8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:37am Léon 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Driving Academy 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Big and Small Childrens show about the comic adventures of two unlikely best friends. 9:55am Dipdap 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am ZingZillas 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm Lifeline 2:40pm Coast 2:50pm The Weakest Link 3:35pm To Buy or Not to Buy

4:50am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm May the Best House Win

5:50am FIA GT1 Championship Round 4 of the FIA GT1 World Championship comes from Bratislava in Slovakia. 6:45am Ironman 2012 7:15am The Hoobs The biggest hoobynut loaf ever made contained 230 hoobynuts. 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim Jim buys Cheryl two dogs after she is mugged, but can Jim and Cheryl control them? 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss 11:00am Location, Location, Location 12:00pm Secret Removers 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:40pm To be Announced More information will be available closer to broadcast. 1:50pm Roman Holiday

6:35am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Peppa Pig 9.25am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:45am Little Lodgers 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Best House on the Street 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Monkey Life 3:50pm Chinese Food in Minutes

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4:20pm Royal Ascot Coverage of the summer showpiece in the world of horse racing, Royal Ascot. 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of BBC 1 George Bradshaw's 8:00pm Victorian Railway Guidebook. 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 9:00pm Ocean Giants 10:00pm The Secret History of Our Streets 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them? 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Enforcer

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Secret Eaters 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm A Short History of Everything Else 11:30pm The Killing

4:05pm It Had to be You 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Police Interceptors Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in South Yorkshire. 9:00pm World's Craziest Police Pursuits High-octane special showing footage of madcap pursuits from around the world. 10:00pm NCIS 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

12:20am The Meat Market: Inside Smithfield 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Let's Make a Musical

1:20am Jackpot247 3:25am Kojak: The Marcus Nelson Murders 5:50am ITV Nightscreen

4:20pm Regional News 4:25pm Deadly Art 4:40pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 5:30pm HH: Gory Games 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones 9:00pm EastEnders 10:00pm Silk 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm National Lottery Midweek Draws 11:45pm True Love

12:15am True Love 12:40am Possession 2:15am Weatherview 2:20am Great Ormond Street 3:20am Fake Britain Dominic Littlewood investigates scams across the U.K. 4:05am Great British Railway Journeys 4:35am Great British Menu 5:05am Great British Menu 5:35am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 8:20pm Ratatouille 10:00pm Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 11:00pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 2:30am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 3:00am Live at the Electric 3:30am Chris Moyles' Comedy Empire 4:30am Glamour Model Mum, Baby and Me

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Time to Remember 9:00pm The Last Days of Steam 10:00pm The Strange Case of the Law 11:00pm Garrow's Law Legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow. 12:00am Borgen 1:00am Ukraine's Forgotten Children 2:30am The Last Days of Steam 3:30am Time to Remember 4:00am The Strange Case of the Law

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TCM 6:00am Return of the Frontiersman 7:15am Maverick 8:10am Rawhide 9:15am The FBI Story 12:00pm Agatha Christie's Thirteen at Dinner 1:45pm Maverick 2:50pm Rawhide

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S promised two weeks ago, we cover a few more of the issues most frequently raised at the two spring shows, ‘Living on the coast’ in Marbella and ‘Homes Gardens and Outdoor Living’ at San Miguel de Salinas. Spraying against aphids Aphids have been a major problem this spring. Best thing is to spray with a dilute solution of potassium soap or an ecological washing-up liquid and preferably with a few drops of Neem oil added. Watering of young fruit trees We had to emphasise time after time that fruit trees need to be watered so that moisture gets down to the lowest roots. A once or twice thorough soaking is better than a

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daily shallow watering on a drip system. Compost mixes for growing vegetables in containers An easy mix is 80 per cent of an earth based compost with 20 per cent of worm compost, which is available in small sacks. If possible also mix some TerraCottem soil improvement gel into seed drills and planting holes. Why cherry trees don’t fruit well on the coast Unfortunately cherry trees need frosty nights for a few weeks to

produce good fruit crops. Mulching of rose trees The best mulch is six inches of horse manure. Recovery from frost burn Plants and trees badly burnt by frost can take several months to recover. For instance bougainvillaeas and lantanas might not sprout until the second half of June, so don’t give up too quickly. To help them recover do ensure that their roots are damp at all times and a foliar feed can be beneficial. Watering of containers on apartment terraces This varies greatly between and is affected by the natural thirstiness of the varieties of the plants chosen, the quality of the soil/compost mix used, whether the containers are in full sun or semi-shade or on the south or north side of apartment blocks. In the book Apartment Gardening Mediterranean Style we include an indication of summer and winter watering needs for a wide range of situations. It also includes lists of recommended plants and the choice of containers, etc. The book will soon pay for itself. English and Spanish plant names It is useful to have these handy plus


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Special charm LAUJAR DE ANDARAX is a town in the Alpujarras Almeriense with a special charm and a turbulent history. It nestles in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Opposite are the mountains of the Sierra de Gádor whilst a fertile valley separates the two mountain ranges. It is a delightful setting. Laujar is located near the source of the Andarax River that provides water for the numerous fountains in the town. There are a number of fine buildings too and none more so than its principal

church - Iglesia Parroquial de la Encarnación. Dating from the 17th century, this Mudéjar building with a Almeria Robert is an English writer of travel Baroque books. He has lived in Roquetas de finish is Mar (Almeria) with wife Diane since 2003. quite http://bob.robertbovington.net/spain/home attractive. Inside, are paintings from the Dutch school. The church is known as the ‘Cathedral of Alpujarra’. I am not sure whether it is because of its large size or because of its history. It was built on the foundations of a mosque. I do not know if it was the original mosque that was set on fire in 1500 with the population inside - they were hiding there during the first Moorish revolt. moriscos. What I do know is that Later, 1568-71, there was the entire Moorish a second Alpujarras’ population was obliged to rebellion. convert to Christianity or The leader of this revolt leave the kingdom. was Abén Humeya, King of Those Moors who the Moriscos. However, his converted were known as nephew Aben Aboo

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LAUJAR TOWN HALL: One of the many fine buildings in the town. assassinated him and proclaimed himself as his uncle’s successor. He established the capital of his kingdom in Laujar. Following many bloody

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the Kingdom of Granada repopulated it. Today, Laujar de Andarax is a thriving town and it is still a capital - it is the capital of the Alpujarra

of Almería. It is well known for its wine and there are a number of bodegas locally that welcome visitors. It is one of the most accessible places in the Alpujarras being only a few hours drive from the Costa Blanca. I frequently visit the Alpujarras and often go to Laujar to purchase some of its local produce; particularly honey and the delicious soplillos, which are chewy meringues made with almonds. However, there is another reason I visit the town. About one kilometre north of Laujar is ‘El Nacimiento’ - a delightful area of waterfalls, picnic areas and places to walk. My wife and I usually go there in spring and autumn on weekdays and, mostly, we have the place to ourselves. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Nacimiento means ‘birth’ and it is here that the Río Andarax starts its journey to the sea near Almeria.

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•TORREVIEJA COSTA LIONS CLUB: Meet second Tuesday of month, 7.30pm at Cabo Severa Hotel, La Mata. 617 069 064 or davedanie@gmail.com. •VELVETONES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS rehearse at El Paraiso Restaurant, Torrevieja, 2pm-4pm. Call 965 327 446. •ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, Orihuela Costa and District meet at Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras, third Thursday of month at 7pm. Email - helenlloyd1@gmail.com. •LIONS CLUB Torrevieja Costa: 966 789 571 or davedanie@gmail.com. •MABS Cancer Support Group meetings: sue@mabscancersupport.org.

FRIDAY • SHARE AND CARE GROUP: An informal get together for anyone affected by cancer at MABS Cancer Centre, San Javier at 11am. Call 693 795 247. •CANTABILE SINGERS rehearse at Restaurant El Paraiso in Torrevieja, 2pm-5pm. 965 077 457 or jen-morton@hotmail.co.uk or www.cantiblesingers.es.

Costa Blanca South’s best guide to local non-profit clubs, charities and societies Email whatson@euroweeklynews.com Fax 952 440 887 Post Euro Weekly News, Calle Moscatel 10, P-62, Poligono Industrial Arroyo de la Miel, 29631 Benalmadena, Malaga.

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY of St Peter and St Paul in Torrevieja offers services in six locations. www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com. •BAKER FOUNDATION for Spiritual Awareness, Playa Flamenca: Sunday Service 11am; Clairvoyance Tuesdays 7.15pm; Healing Thursdays 10.30am12pm. 966 760 665. •CHRISTIAN CHURCH English language meets at Alpha Centre, Los Nietos Viejos (Mar Menor) Sundays 10am: 968 133 724 www.losnietoschurch.es. •CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Pilar de la Horadada: Sunday service 11am; Thursday Bible Study and Prayer 5pm. 966 769 300/650 509 606

SATURDAY •MABS BOOKS SALE - weather permitting – The Arches Restaurant, Los Alcázares 10am-1pm.

SUNDAY •CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933.

MONDAY

•CHESS CLUB Daya Vieja: 660 825 390.

•SAMARITANS Drop-in Café: 902 883 535.

•CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933.

•SEW ‘N’ SOs Sewing Group (MABS): mabsmurciane@gmail.com.

•CHOIR El Pinar de Campoverde: 966 763 446.

•3A MARINA BAIXA general meetings every fourth Monday of month at Casa del Cultura in Alfaz del Pi at 10.30am. www.u3amarinabaixa.com.

•MODEL BOAT BUILDING GROUP Los Alcazares: 968 170 870 or www.rcmarmenor sailinggroup.eu. •PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of RAOB now meet at a larger location; Bar Catorce in Benjofor from 7pm–9pm. Call 653 066 919.

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•INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Torrevieja: Sunday service and children’s church 11am; Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. 966 799 273/660 127 276.

•ST NICHOLAS ECUMENICAL CHURCH Camposol Sundays 10.30am: 968 138 952 or www. stnicholaschurchspain.com.

•ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES: Call 966 733 093. •PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada: Sun 11am; Thurs 5pm Bible study and Prayer.

•FREE REIKI by The Reiki Healing Association on the first and third Tuesday afternoons of each month. If not well, three free treatments given. Call Age Concern 966 786 887. •HELP AT HOME Volunteers meet upstairs at The Arches, Los Narejos. •SEEKERS LADIES CLUB Torrevieja: 966 784 033. •HELP Murcia Mar Menor General Meeting June 19, 11.30am at Las Claras. 968 134 355.

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•TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68: Services Sunday 10.30am with Communion and children’s Sunday School plus Wednesday 6.30pm.

•ART WORKSHOP at Cafe Golf, San Javier, 11am – 1pm. €2 donation for by MABS Cancer Support Group. Call 968 192 768. •ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS: Second Wednesday of month at Sackos Bar, El Limonar, Torrevieja, at 10.30am. 688 270 100 or danny.gidman@gmail.com. •BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUB: 660 825 390. •COMPUTER CLUB Torrevieja: 966 700 041 or www.torreviejacomputerclub.com. •FORTUNA LADIES mabsmurciane@gmail.com.

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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 (95452) 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. (95454)

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Double event for Samaritans! By Nora Verdon

FOLLOWING on from the call for more sponsors for the popular annual Charity Golf Day, being held at Las Colinas Golf and

Country Club Campoamoar, on Saturday On June 16 to raise much needed funds for Samaritans in Spain this worthy not-forprofit charity are pleased to announce six additional sponsors.

Confirmation this week, that for the second year running Ford Talleres Martinez from San Miguel de Salinas are putting up a brand new Ford car to the value of 20,000 euros has brought delight and

excitement . There is also added delight to learn that Graeme and Gill Clark of Canal Print Rioja are covering all the printing for this event, and Shirley and Darren Sheridon, owners of Grange Asphalt Leeds are providing the Cava reception for the evening Dinner Dance, both of which will be for the second year running. In addition, to the main sponsors of the whole event The Rental and Sales Centre (los Dolces and Villamartin), It was first blood to Catarroja and the original sponsors when Narravo picked out the Albatross Golf Tours Los muscular Koeman, who used his Dolces, and Chemies Bar, The strength to shield the ball and Hub, The Clubhouse, Birdies pass to Ernesto who rammed it Restaurant, all of the home to rapturous applause. Villamartin Plaza, there are also Then a Romero strike on 28 six more new businesses minutes that allowed the Mundial happy to sponsor this event. 82 side the luxury of a two-goal New to the event for 2012 lead at half time. will be Cheers Bar Eagles Nest, The game went up a notch in Shandon Bells and the Gaiety terms of tension when Josan Restaurant, Rumours Bar, and finished off a fluent move for the Munchies of the Villamartin visitors to make it 2-1. Plaza, and HTS.COM transport It was cut and thrust, as well providers for the Costa Blanca. as very tense until former Torry Golf tickets are available at favourite, Petu, assured a final Albatross Golf Tours Los Dolces spot for Catarroja on 87 priced €65 and the few minutes. remaining Dinner Dance tickets So, the group six champions priced at €40 from are in the final. Denise1sams@hotmail.com.

The play-off matches for promotion reach a finale

By Keith Nicol IT has not been the happiest of times for Valencian teams seeking promotion to 2B. First to fall was Muro who crashed out by an aggregate score of 7-0 to Yeclano in their semi final attempt. Sadly Levante B fared only slightly better in that they did not lose by such a big margin. Losing 2-0 away at San Fernando and 1-0 at home for an aggregate 3-0 loss. Alzira didn’t rise above their first matches and so that leaves only Catarroja from group six who might make the step up to the higher league for season 2012/13. After a 0-0 draw away from home in the first leg, there was

Carrasco (16) for La Hoya at Catarrosa everything to play for. In front of 1,700 home fans, Catarroja

seized the initiative from the kick off.


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La Manga golf day Some of the winners of the June Monthly Medal.

Eurogolf Society Monthly Medal By Jill Pegg EUROGOLF SOCIETY played the June Monthly Medal at La Marquesa Golf & Country Club in Rojales.

Only one member achieved par; June Monthly Medal winner, Mike Harris. www.eurogolfquesada.co.uk

Group photo on the putting green. ON June 6, Lloyds Bank International invited clients and guests to take part in a day of golf at the South Course La Manga Club. Guests came from north of Alicante all the way down to Mazarrón and before starting play, the day kicked off with a golf clinic which gave the players an opportunity to have their swings perfected by Mark Hook, one of the club professionals. Although the sun was beating down there was a wonderful breeze on the course and everyone seemed to enjoy some great golf. After play, Lloyds hosted a fabulous dinner for the players at La

Regional Director Paul Lister speaking at the din ner. Rusticana Restaurant, with prizes awarded to the successful Guests and hosts agreed the teams by Paul Lister, Regional whole day had been a great Director. success.

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