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Big Brother watching as city goes hi-tech By Keith Nicol TORREVIEJA can now boast to being the first Spanish city to have a fully operational network of video cameras, radar and transmitters, named COMDES. The surveillance system circles the city to help make up for the deficiency in the number of patrol cars and policemen. It is funded by the Valencia regional government, and is available to institutions and Valencian government agencies, providing emergency, safety, prevention and rescue services. The network infrastructure is shared by several local organisations, including Regional Police, Local Police, fire brigade, emergency medical teams, Civil Protection and forestry agencies, to name but a few.

Torrevieja Local Police officers monitor the city. The COMDES network utilises the Tetra radio system, an international standard concept that is specially designed to enable communications between organisations such as law enforcement and emergency services. Among other characteristics, the system features advanced

encryption to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of communications to prevent unauthorised people from listening in to conversations or being able to access data transfers. Torrevieja’s Local Police Force has received three top teams to help set up and operate the COMDES network with the first

computers already in operation. Through the tender process, it is hoped to have 10 further terminals installed by the end of June. As you drive around Torrevieja, be assured that you car is being logged on video. And, while cameras will look out for traffic offenders who run red lights, should you happen to be the victim of car theft or vandalism, chances are that the perpetrators will be filmed driving the car out of the city, thus improving the chances of it being returned or not being stolen in the first place.

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A MAN has been detained in Murcia for allegedly pretending to be a National Police officer in order to ‘con’ his victims into paying thousands into fake investments. He targeted people in Alicante, Aviles, El Campello, and Villajoyosa.

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Up in smoke SEVEN people were injured in a fire at the Residencia Montduver retirement home on Calle Estepeñas in Orihuela; one suffered burns and the other six smoke inhalation.

€400 raised ALMOST €400 was raised by HAH at their two events, a mini-golf match at Gold Delux in Los Alcazares and the Pig Racing and BBQ at the Delfin Bar in Los Urrutias.


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2 accused of running a brothel in Fortuna TWO people have been arrested and charged with running a brothel in Fortuna (Murcia), Guardia Civil said.

One suspect is a 50year-old Bulgarian man from Santomera and the other, a 36-year-old woman from Orihuela.

Five women – all illegal immigrants – were found to be working as prostitutes at the property.

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Country style for MABS MABS Murcia North West branch brought a Country and Western feel to Calasparra (Murcia) at the Don Gomez IV Restaurant. Red Strokes and Christine King entertained supporters from all over the Murcia North West area with their Country and Western music. The total raised on the night was €915.

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The brothel was being run from a public establishment registered as a cafébar in the area known as El Relo de Fortuna, where the women made the initial contact with clients. They would then take their clients to a building next door where they allegedly had sex with them. Although the majority of the takings were kept by the Bulgarian man, he employed the Orihuela woman to run the operation. One of the two detainees is said to have a criminal record. The arrests occurred during a Guardia Civil raid on the property during which several documents were seized.

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Wheelchair appeal HELP AT HOME (HAH) charity are appealing for wheelchairs to be donated. They will be for the sole use of HAH clients. Must be in good condition and HAH will collect. Call Paul on 968 134 978.

Not arrested IN last week’s p2 lead ‘Britons held as €24k of medicines seized’ it stated the Britons were ‘arrested’. The Britons were ‘charged’ but not arrested.

Sale for Lorca MABS charity shops in Totana and San Javier will hold a one-day sale on Wednesday June 8 from 10am until 5pm, and donate all proceeds to the Lorca Appeal to help rebuild a medical centre or purchase medical equipment.

Stepping out A CHEQUE for €500 was presented to Caritas of Pilar de la Horadada by the Campoverde Theatre Group which was raised over three nights of their show ‘We’re Stepping Out’.


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Drugs in boy’s room A COUPLE were arrested in Zaragoza (Northern Spain) after more than 40 marihuana plants were allegedly discovered at their home, some in their four-year-old son’s bedroom.

people die from smoking related diseases every year in Spain, estimates show. Since the new law, tobacco use has fallen between 4 and 5 per cent.

Kio Tower for sale SPAIN’S Bankia Bank has put up for sale one of the 114m tall Kio Towers in Madrid, sources advise. The tower could sell for €200 to €250 million, says Spanish daily El Confidencial.

The Temptations set for Torrevieja performance By Keith Nicol

Getting in shape MISS SPAIN 2010 is Paula Guillo from Elche; she is currently undergoing a physical training programme at Miguel Hernandez University in preparation for the Miss Universe competition in September in Brazil.

Lack of places THERE is no room for more than 225 three-year-old children at any of the three schools chosen by their parents. They now have to look for a school that is perhaps far away from their home or workplace.

Cash for mobiles A LAWYER, a pharmacist and a telecommunications officer in Elche are combating the recession by starting a business together that offers up to €250 cash in exchange for used mobile phones.

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THIS Sunday, men, women, children and dogs are welcome to participate in the Maria and the 5km Pink Ladies Charity Walk and Fun Day in aid of the AECC cancer charity. Registration is at 10am at the promenade in Playa Flamencia, Orihuela Costa.

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RICHARD STREET may not be a household name but it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard him sing. For 22 years, from 1971 onwards, he fronted The Temptations and sang on such legendary tracks as ‘Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)’, ‘Masterpiece’, ‘Treat Her Like a Lady’ and ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’. If you remember and can sing or hum along with these songs, you will be delighted to know that Richard Street and The Temptations will perform, for one night only, on Friday, June 10, in Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre. A mouthwatering sing-along night is in store for the audience with a full two-and- Richard Street (centre) with his group. a-half hours of music, at least, guaranteed. Due to conditions outside of their control, Heatwave Promotions had to postpone Richard Street’s December concert, as he was unable to board a flight to get him to the Costa Blanca due to weather conditions, but he POLICE have dismantled seized and seven people promised to return the first an alleged Colombian arrested in Alicante, Elche chance he had. True to his trafficking gang based in and Gandia. word, on Friday week, he will the Valencia and Murcia A man serving a prison be performing on stage, regions. One kilogramme sentence for similar singing all the fantastic soul of cocaine has been offences is thought to be and Motown hits that the group enjoyed from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Among the awards Richard has received are three Grammies, two American Music Awards, and an NAACP Award. He was also there ALICANTE judges, police authorities and Iberdrola when The Temptations were representatives held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways inducted into the Rock & Roll of preventing people connecting to electricity supplies Hall of Fame in 1989. illegally. Supporting The Almost 30 people from the north of the city have been Temptations on the night will taken to court following the latest crackdown on illegal be the wonderful Celena electricity connections. They are accused of connecting to Deans. the mains electricity supply or the supplies belonging to There are still a few tickets communities with the aim of avoiding having to pay for it. left for the show and these According to the Spanish penal code, if the amount can be purchased from the defrauded from the given electricity company exceeds €300, Municipal Theatre Box Office the person responsible for the act can face sentences of up or through Servicam with to 12 months in prison. more details avavailable on www.Heatwavepromotions. In 2009, Iberdrola calculated 8,000 cases of this type of com. fraud across the Valencia region.

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the leader of the gang. This latest string of arrests forms part of the second phase of a narcotics investigation launched at the end of March, following the dismantling of two cocaine labs and the arrest of six people in Alicante, Sant Joan and Mutxamel. In the first stage, 450 grams of cocaine were seized as well as 102 pairs of trousers each saturated with 200 grams of cocaine.

A 51-YEAR-OLD man who was bitten on his finger by a nonpoisonous horseshoe snake while working on a farm in Elche is undergoing antibiotic treatment to prevent any possible transmission of infection, as these snakes feed on rodents.

Lorca Castle market THE Medieval Market at Lorca Castle will be going ahead next Wednesday and Thursday from 11am until 11pm, despite severe damage caused by the recent earthquake. Entry is only €1. For more information call 639 979 678; the operator speaks English.

Horse stars A SPANISH TV company is due to film a television series covering the story of how each individual horse came to be a resident at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, near Rojales.

Spain a republic, UN boss says EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of UN Women and former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, forgot that Spain is a constitutional monarchy, addressing Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as ‘President of the Republic’ during a meeting in Madrid.


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www.euroweeklynews.com EIGHTY PAGES! A truly bumper issue and the largest ever Euro Weekly News (EWN) Costa Blanca South edition. Times remain economically challenging but EWN continues to lead the plethora of English-language publications in Spain that publish weekly, fortnightly, and monthly. While the Costa Blanca South edition with this record 80page edition shows size does matter, the EWN’s Costa del Sol edition continues to lead the pack, with 96 pages, soon to go up to 104. Week in, week out, 52 weeks of the year, EWN keeps readers fully informed and better advised, commercially and editorially. With seven UK TV pages, eight pages dedicated to Finance, Business and Legal, and many local, regional and national news stories in a typical edition, it is not surprising that EWN is

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Bigger and better record-breaking 80-page EWN FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL going up in pages. Not only are Poorer in health, columnists like richer in pocket Leapy Lee still Loose change causing controversy, but a host of others have joined the newspaper in the past year or so, including Nora Johnson, Mike Walsh, and Fia Tarrant, among Weekend summer others. fun in Torrevieja Also new to EWN are specialist writers covering topics ranging from Motoring Across our six (Paul Ripley), Sailing editions, we now print (Robbie France), and more than 400 pages Cyber Safety (Charles of newspaper a week, Conway) to Finance and this number is for Women (Jane increasing every Plunkett). month. 26 May - 1 June 2011

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IT’S no fun being sick, but, boy, have I saved money this week! I was struck down with some sort of chest infection and have been housebound. However, it’s been great for my finances. Feeling unwell has not only left me with a diminished appetite, but also the lack of energy has meant I’ve been quite happy to entertain myself at home, rather than go out and spend money

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By Keith Nicol WITH the longer, brighter and warmer nights

Eleven chicks have arrived to join our animal kingdom.

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much more tempting to purchase when we feel full of beans. Imagine if we could transfer this frugal mentality to choices in normal everyday life. We’d save a fortune. Modern-day marketing gets us so excited that we nearly trip over ourselves to buy things we see advertised: a mascara that lengthens and conditions eyelashes in one easy stroke; before the advert is even finished we’ve

already in evidence, it’s time to enjoy evenings in Torrevieja to the fullest.

There is a not to be missed expo this weekend, too.

With the elections out of the way, it’s back to business as usual as we enter June, and, believe it or not, 2011 is almost half over already! This weekend offers a variety of fun events including Noche del C h th S d

AN 86-yearwas found d Elche apa firefighters were no violence, so is believed been from causes.

OUR family are animal lovers. My grandad used to have a monkey, horses and all sorts of other animals. My momo (grandma) takes her beloved cat for walks in Oslo on a lead. When my dad married my mum she was under strict instructions to only have one pet; my dad had to put his foot down or he could see the house being taken over. My mum was pregnant with my brother Toby and

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After a few years my brother was obsessed with Postman Pat and really wanted a black and white cat, so dad gave in and we got ‘Jess’, our cat. After about a year, our poor Jess was taken advantage of and four kittens popped out.

dog, dad now had the dog, three cats and a guinea pig thrown in for good measure. We would buy mum a guinea pig or a bunny for her birthday so that way we couldn’t get in trouble, and the animal kingdom kept growing. Since my mum and dad divorced, no-one has been putting their foot down so, four dogs, two horses, some ducks and a goldfish later, we now have 11 chicks to add to the

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Tourism hots up with a 27% boost in April

THE high season for tourism began well for Andalucia in April, with

almost 27 per cent more foreign tourists than in the same month of 2010.

Most of these were from the United Kingdom, which continues to be the main

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market for tourists visiting Andalucia, government data shows. A monthly study shows that 755,944 foreign tourists visited the region in April, making it the third favourite destination in Spain. The total number of visitors in the whole of Spain was 4.7 million, a 20.9 per cent rise from last year. In the first four months of this year, 1.9 million foreign tourists have visited Andalucia, 14.4 per cent of the total number of visitors to Spain. Nationally, the number of British tourists rose 42 per cent compared to April last year, while almost 41 per cent more tourists visited from Holland and 16 per cent more from Germany. For this summer a i f

Other expatriate free newspapers also have several editions covering different regions, but, in most of these cases, these regional editions are practically identical to each other. The vast majority of the pages in EWN edition are different from one region to the next. What this growth shows is that the expatriate community

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Free ri A MAN, 26, bogus call to police on his claiming he been b robbed and into the lu compartment bus. Police th wanted to h free ride.

reads EWN week Deadly sh in, week out, and proves that advertising in this newspaper produces results for its customers. But this recordbreaking 80-page issue is just another milestone. There is still much to be done to ensure EWN further builds on the foundations that make it Number One for content, advertising, distribution and size, week after week, after week. WHEN PP lead Andalucia, Arenas, applied tax return form was repo

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First female Muslim mayor THE UK’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor has been appointed by Bradford Council (West Yorkshire). The mother-of-three was born in the UK and has served as the deputy since 2009.

Royal feast MANY British royalty, nobility, and the well-off swallowed parts of the human body including flesh, blood and bones as medicine right up until the end of the 18th century, a new book on medicinal cannibalism claims.

Eccentric hat THE ‘outlandish’ hat designed by Philip Treacy that Princess Beatrice wore at the royal wedding sold for £81,100 (€93,500) in an eBay auction. The proceeds will go to Unicef and Children in Crisis.

Goose attack A RETIRED dentist broke his leg after driving his quad bike into a tree while being chased by a goose. He was collecting grain for his chickens in Cowfold (Sussex).


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Lions roar for Lorca THE Torrevieja Costa Lions Club were delighted to get a late entry to the ‘This is Spain Exhibition’. When organiser Christine heard that The Lions were raising funds to help the people of Lorca she immediately contacted Lion President Iain Bennett offering a prestigious site at her exhibition. The Lions had a prize draw for an excellent basket of goodies which raised €800.54. The Lions have a number of projects for Lorca on the go at the moment and thoroughly appreciate the generosity of the people of Torrevieja and surrounding towns. The needs of the people of Lorca are many and with the help of public support the Lions will ‘make a difference’. The winner of the basket of goodies was Audrey Wallace from Villa Martin.

Guardamar cuisine GUARDAMAR celebrates its 7th Annual Cuisine Week this year from Monday, June 6 to Sunday, June 12. As in previous years, locals and visitors to the town can enjoy and sample a range of menus and events with two very special ingredients, Guardamar’s king prawn and its nyora pepper. This year’s event includes the customary wine tasting event on Thursday, June 9, at 8pm in Restaurante Manolo, near the town’s Campo and El Raso districts. Tickets for the event cost only €5 and are available from Guardamar’s Tourist Information Office in Plaça de la Constitució. Tel. 97 562 44 88

Help for Jose VISTABELLA Golf Club at Los Naranjos in Orihuela hosted an event for the ‘Jose Appeal’. The Harmonisers entertained the crowd during the day, held to aid Jose and his four children after they lost their mother to cancer. More info: 966 716 643

The Rascals showcased non-stop music, dance and comedy routines.

Rascals Rags to Riches By Keith Nicol THE ever-young Rascals show group started their latest season, entitled ‘Rags to Riches’, with a performance last Saturday at the School of Music & Culture, Los Montesinos. Showcasing non-stop music, dance and comedy, the 40 routines were performed with professional aplomb by this amateur group of mostly sixtysomethings, who raise money for local charities through performance. Director Pat Turner thanked all of the performers, technical

staff and helpers and Chairman Jill Rule, with the help of Loly the translator, told the audience that the show had been dedicated to Rascal and resident of Los Montesinos, Michael Langfield-Tooth, who had died suddenly aged just 60. Two hundred tickets had been sold and Golden Rascal Trish Murray came on stage to present a cheque for €1,200 to the representative of ADISMON. If you missed this performance, make sure you book seats for one of the two remaining performances on Wednesday, June 29, at

Grand event for charity By Lynne Zaber THIS Saturday at noon there will be a parade starting in the Consum car park in La Zenia by members of The Royal British Legion and armed forces associations. They will march down to The Hop in Calle San Antonio in La Zenia Village. There will be entertainment by various local artists including Andy McBride as Rod Stewart; Davy Jones; Showaddywaddy Legend, Nick Gold; Celena Deans; Brian Jenkins as Elvis; Dave Cherry; Caution (Thomas and Kara Lumley); Cathy Carsen; TAABS; Iceni Dancers; Rascals; Raquel Peña’s Flamenca Para Todos Dance Group and Belles and Beaux Morris Dance Team. There will be a raffle, stalls, classic cars and games for the children. The raffle includes two airline tickets to England courtesy of Monarch Airways and other great prizes. This event is supporting The Royal British Legion and Alzheimer’s. For further information or donations to our raffle please contact Eddie Coleman on 646 228 092 or Lynne Zaber on 616 331 045.

the Guardamar Casa del Cultura for Alzheimer’s, and Wednesday, July 6, at the Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen, Torrevieja, which is in aid of Age Concern. Tickets can be reserved by calling Sue on 966 784 874 or 693 042 771 and if you are a budding or former thespian, stagehand, singer or dancer, let Rascals know, as they are always on the lookout for ‘new blood’.

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Carme Chacon. Not all of the PSOE hierarchy subscribed to Chacon’s view of the situation, however. Any hint of division was ‘absurd’, according to Jose Blanco, Minister of Public Works and Party Vice-Secretary. Health Minister, Leire Pajin expressed her support for Rubalcaba although the primaries process was not entirely closed, she warned, citing two Andalucia socialists who intended to enter the primaries race.

“Chacon was less upset than angry,” confided sources close to her. She felt it had been a clean fight until May 22 when it all came apart and threatened to topple the government, they said. Talking to TVE, however, the smiling minister attributed her good humour to something other than politics. As she is Catalan she was “delighted” by Barça’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League final, she said.

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By Staff Reporter “I BACKED out to forestall an early election,” admitted Carme Chacon, Defence Minister and presidential hopeful. Spain’s Prime Minister, Jose Luis Zapatero Rodriguez, had already announced that he would not run in next year’s general elections and Chacon was a likely contender for the PSOE primaries. So too was Alfredo Rubalcaba, Interior Minister as well as VicePresident and considered the government’s safest pair of hands. Then came the municipal and regional elections debacle on May 22 when the socialists were routed by the PP conservatives. Rumblings were heard within the party, particularly from Patxi Lopez, the Basque Region’s president. A national conference to renew the party leadership was called for and some – including Chacon – feared this would topple Zapatero and prompt an early election. Chacon’s withdrawal consequently left only Rubalcaba and last Saturday it was announced that he would be the primaries’ sole candidate.


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Nurses don’t have to wear skirts NURSES at a private clinic in Cadiz should not be obliged to wear skirts, ruled the Supreme Court. This reversed an earlier High Court ruling after nurses from the San Rafael private clinic complained of discrimination. Unlike male nurses or female operating theatre nurses,

they had to wear skirts, aprons and caps, they said, and were penalised if they did not observe the dress code. The High Court found in favour of the clinic, saying it did not detect discrimination in the regulations and defended a company’s right to impose a uniform.

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“It was a blow, but we always thought that they’d say we were right. And if they didn’t we believed our fight would at least help those in the future,” said nurse Adela Sastre. The wait was shorter than she and her companions, who want scrubs on health and hygiene grounds as well as equality, feared.

First female Muslim mayor THE UK’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor has been appointed by Bradford council (West Yorkshire). The mother-of-three was born in the UK and has served as the deputy since 2009.

Royal feast MANY British royalty, nobility, and the well-off swallowed parts of the human body including flesh blood and bones as medicine right up until the end of the 18th Century, a new book on medicinal cannibalism claims.

Eccentric hat THE ‘outlandish’ hat designed by Philip Treacy that Princess Beatrice wore at the royal wedding sold for £81,100 (€93,500) in an ebay auction. The proceeds will go to Unicef and Children in Crisis.

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Students at the British Consulate TWO students from the British School in Alicante have completed six weeks of work experience at the British Consulate. Claudia and Ana Karín, who receive their education at the British School of Alicante, said they enjoyed the experience and seeing how a modern Consular operation works. After she had finished her six-week term, Claudia said: “There is a

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dynamic atmosphere and it is incredibly busy. “I was impressed by the way they are so focused on customers and always looking to improve the services that they offer.” British Consul Paul Rodwell commented: “Claudia and Ana Karín were very enthusiastic.” Consul Rodwell presented each of the students with a certificate of achievement.

MORE than 70 per cent of the 602 Britons who died from the H1N1 (Swine Flu) epidemic in the winter of 2010 were young or middle-aged, which is higher than the total that died during the 2009 global pandemic (474) according to official figures.

Goose attack A RETIRED dentist broke his leg after driving his quad bike into a tree while being chased by a goose that had attacked him. He was collecting grain for his chickens.

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Gigi models, Ann Kenny, Kath Langstaff and Norma Lamberton.

The Ladies who Lunch raise €555 for charity THE Ladies who Lunch raised €555.16 for Paul Cunningham Nurses at their ‘English tea party in the heat of Spain’ on May 25. Approximately 50 ladies, members of the Ladies who Lunch group as well as some guests enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon in the garden of a member and her friend in Quesada. They enjoyed a typical English tea party with sandwiches, quiche and lots of homemade cakes as well as scones with jam, cream and fresh strawberries.

All this combined with copious amounts of tea and of course the odd glass of Bucks Fizz and Sangria. They also staged two fashion shows by Gigi and Big Girls Blouse both of which have shops in Quesada. All this combined with Bling and Fascinators by Alison, Cards and Craft by Amanda together with Health Analysis from Claire Gale amounted to quite a busy afternoon. For info. call: Janine on 966 261 359 or Maddie on 966 078 646.


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First 2010 strike controller sacked SIX months after the chaos created in Spain by the unannounced air traffic controllers’ strike, Airports Authority AENA has announced the first dismissal. The sacked controller worked at Santiago de Compostela Airport where

the problems first began in November last year before a general decision by colleagues throughout Spain to take sick leave before a major holiday, causing Spanish air space to collapse. At Santiago de Compostela Airport alone, disciplinary proceedings were

Showgroup Torrevieja raised €600 for the Butterfly Children’s charity.

Ancient Grease success THE ‘Ancient Grease’ performance by The Showgroup Torrevieja had the audience singing and dancing in the aisles. It ran for three nights at La Rustika and raised more than €600 for the ‘Debra’ charity (Butterfly Children). Showgroup has raised approximately €2,300 for local charities including Age Concern, Animal Aid, Alzheimer’s, and Debra. Director Stella Reardon had come up with a clever twist on the popular 1978 film, Grease, set in the 1950s.

This version was set in a retirement home in Spain, some 50 years on. The cast sang their hearts out to all the original songs, danced and cracked jokes and had lots of fun as if they were still teenagers themselves. Walking sticks, Zimmer frames and even a mobility scooter, which took Danny and Sandy off, were all used with great fun and imagination. Short sketches ran throughout the performance, four with the catch phrase ‘Not Really’ to

which the audience took great delight in shouting out at the appropriate times, and many of them were heard during the interval and after the show chanting it to each other. There were touching moments, too, one of which was where Rizzo found the daughter she had given up at birth. There will be an AGM on Friday, June 17, at 2pm at La Rustika, where the Christmas Production will be discussed. More information: call Jenny on 966 181 951.

initiated against 29 employees and have now been resolved. One controller has been dismissed, two have been sent to Almeria and Granada, four cases have been sent to the public prosecutor for serious misdemeanours, and the 22 remaining employees face

different degrees of suspension without pay ranging from five to 86 days. The problem in Santiago began a month before the rest of Spain when thousands of passengers were stranded and the army took over at civil airports throughout the country.


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Moroccan in court for making wife wear veil By Annie Maples A 27-YEAR-OLD Moroccan faces jail for making his wife wear a veil and stopping her from learing Spanish. Nadia E, a 21-year-old Moroccan, was forced into an arranged marriage in 2008. A year later, she and Jamal D left Morocco for La Seu d’Urgell (Lerida). “My husband obliged me to go out with a veil,” Nadia told the Lerida court. Her movements were controlled; she had to tell her husband where she was going when she went out, when she expected to return, and who she spoke to. She was not allowed to have open windows, Nadia claimed, and her husband routinely hit and insulted her. On one occasion, he threatened to kill her by throwing

her over the balcony. Last summer, however, Nadia returned to Morocco to visit her family and during her absence was able to lodge a formal complaint against Jamal D. She did not return to the marital home in Cataluña and now lives in Fuengirola with members of her husband’s family. Arranged marriages are an accepted aspect of life in isolated areas of rural Morocco but are a crime in the eyes of the Spanish legal system. In order for it to deal with offences, however, the women involved have first to make a formal accusation of illtreatment. Leading isolated and insecure lives, few pluck up enough courage to go to the police and make a complaint.

“Most victims are not aware that they are at the receiving end of abuse, which they are entitled to report to the police,” said Hadar Saabi, a prominent spokeswoman for Islamic feminism in Spain. “Isolated in their culture and their community, they tend to think their situation is normal or feel they would be criticised for going to the police.” Although the majority of forced marriages were celebrated in immigrants’ countries of origin, some 50 were averted in the past 12 years, according to Cataluña’s regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra. All the accusations were denied by Jamal D, who said his wife wanted to end their marriage

which took place just 15 days after their first meeting. When a wife sought divorce her own family was obliged to return the traditional dowry paid by her husband’s family, Jamal D’s lawyer explained to the court. There were no witnesses to the alleged ill-treatment and Nadia cited no specific dates. Neither doctors’ certificates for physical injuries nor psychological reports were produced, the lawyer pointed out. Did Nadia resort to a subterfuge so her family could keep the dowry, as her husband claims? Or is she the victim of a criminal offence carrying a three-year prison term? That is for the Lerida court to decide in a ruling expected shortly.

Members present cheque to MABS.

Club raises €500 for MABS charity LADIES at the Mazarron Country Club Social Club held some events in the past few months and raised a tidy sum of money for MABS Mazarron Cancer Support Group. The cheque for €500 was handed over at the Social Club. Fran Sears, Director of MABS Mazarron, and Ann Walmsley, Fundraising Chair, were there to receive the generous donation. The next event will be a Barn Dance at Lara’s Bar, Camposol, Sector A, on Saturday, July 30, starting at 7.30pm. The caller will be John Hayes and tickets cost €5. Barrington will be playing at the Caribbean Night again at Lara’s Bar on Saturday, August 20, at 7.30pm with tickets at €5. For more info visit ww.mabsmazarron.com


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7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Fake Britain We follow the UK Border Agency teams as they uncover illegal workers using fake documents to work in restaurants and take aways of Liverpool. We visit Newquay in Cornwall and show the increasing problem of fake IDs used by underage drinkers - and we see how a trading standards team shut down a company supplying the fake identification online. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Real Rescues 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors 3:15pm Escape to the Country

7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Wild Tales 8:25am Newsround 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:45am Pinky and Perky 9:00am Basil and Barney's Game Show 9:30am LazyTown 9:55am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Guess with Jess 10:30am Big and Small 10:40am Buzz and Tell 10:50am Big Cook Little Cook 11:10am Timmy Time 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm Escape to Burma 2:00pm Diagnosis Murder 2:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm Rewind the 60s

7:00am Daybreak Dan Lobb and Christine Bleakley present the lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifestyle features. An act from last night's Britain's Got Talent joins the show. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience. 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm 60 Minute Makeover

6:25am Countdown Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. With Dictionary Corner guest Gregg Wallace. 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Friends 10:30am Accidentally on Purpose 10:55am Location, Location, Location 11:55am A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm The Home Show 2:05pm The Silent Enemy

7:35am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 7:40am Igam Ogam 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Bop Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Milkshake! Show Songs 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:30am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Hana's Helpline 9:50am The Wotwots! 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:05pm Highland Emergency 1:00pm Meals in Moments 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:20pm Law and Order 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Vanessa Show

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4:00pm Rewind the 60s 4:45pm Flog It! 5:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 6:15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic 7:00pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Culture Show 9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm The Shadow Line 11:00pm Psychoville 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm Celebrity Britain's Best Dish 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Moira makes a surprising discovery. Jackson insists on going to a friend's engagement party. 8:30pm Britain's Got Talent Ant and Dec present the fourth live semi-final. 10:00pm Coronation Street Fiz comes face to face with her worst nightmare. Becky cannot face life without Max. 10:30pm Britain's Got Talent Results 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm When Piers Met Sir Cliff As Sir Cliff Richard celebrates his 50th year in the music business, he talks to Piers Morgan about his long and successful career. Piers travels to meet Britain's must enduring pop star at his luxurious Barbados home. In this revealing interview, Sir Cliff talks about religion, plastic surgery, his sexuality and marriage, as well as challenging Piers to a match on the tennis court. They also take a trip back to Cliff's old childhood home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, where he lived as a teenage pop star.

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 Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Three in a Bed 10:00pm Meet the Elephant Man 11:00pm Bums, Boobs and Botox Transform is the UK's biggest provider of cosmetic surgery. Whether it's Botox, breast enlargement or liposuction, they have it covered. Over three months of extensive filming, the documentary makers were granted access to every trim, tighten, nip and tuck carried out across the network of Transform hospitals and clinics. Last year Transform performed over ÂŁ40 million worth of business and they pride themselves in having taken plastic surgery to the masses. If you think the answer to your problems is changing the way you look, then it's more than likely that Transform's 280 full time staff will be happy to help. Like any business, Transform has to constantly come up with new products and find different ways to bring new clients in.

4:05pm Chinese Food in Minutes 4:20pm Summer House 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 8:00pm 5 News at 7 National and international news. 8:30pm Zoo Days Documentary series from Colchester Zoo, presented by Konnie Huq. 9:00pm Emergency Bikers Action-packed documentary series following the work of emergency bike crews. 10:00pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Documentary profiling the hottest fishing destinations around the globe. 11:00pm Resident Evil: Apocalypse Science-fiction sequel based on the successful video game series.

12:35am Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives 1:30am The Zone Our hosts guide you through The Zone, ITV1's place to shop and play. 3:35am Nightwatch with Steve Scott 4:25am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News

12:05am The Secret Millionaire Electronics wizard Aria Taheri has a real passion for technology. 1:05am The Vue Film Show 1:35am The JD Set Presents... 1:50am Cat's Eyes 2:05am The Model Agency 3:00am The Sex Education Show 3:55am Unreported World 4:25am The Dead Zone 5:05am Hill Street Blues 6:00am Wogan's Perfect Recall 6:25am Countdown

12:45am Sex Lessons 1:15am Scxtra Featuring news from the casino world, and gaming hints and tips. 1:45am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am The Family Recipe 5:05am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:30am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:55am County Secrets 6:10am Wildlife SOS 6:35am House Doctor

4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Copycats 4:40pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Project Parent 5:30pm Horrible Histories 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm The Weakest Link 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders Yusef fears for his life when a dramatic showdown with Masood threatens to spiral out of control. 9:00pm Andrew Marr's Megacities 10:00pm Traffic Cops Documentary series following the traffic police as they enforce the law on Britain's roads. 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC Weather The latest weather forecast. 11:35pm Question Time

12:35am Presumed Innocent 2:40am Holiday Weatherview 2:45am Countryfile 3:40am Britain's Next Big Thing 4:40am DIY SOS 5:40am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm The Apprentice 9:00pm Secrets of the Superbrands 10:00pm Misbehaving Mums to be 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Ideal 12:00am Family Guy 12:20am Family Guy 12:45am Misbehaving Mums to be 1:45am Ideal Sitcom revolving around the world of small-time dealer Moz and his circle of acquaintances. 2:15am Secrets of the Superbrands 3:15am Fast Food Baby 4:15am Secrets of the Superbrands 5:10am The Apprentice

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12:20am Time to Remember 12:50am Tennis Highlights from the women's semi-finals of the French Open in Paris. 1:50am The Culture Show 2:50am BBC News 5:40am Pages from Ceefax

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm Top of the Pops: 1976 9:00pm Welly Telly 10:00pm Storyville 11:00pm Rubicon Post-9/11 conspiracy drama serial. 11:45pm Destination Titan 12:45am Top of the Pops: 1976 1:25am Welly Telly 2:25am Last of the Summer Wine 2:55am Dorset Days 3:55am Storyville

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7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Bondi Vet 8:30am Lion Man 9:00am Best of Oops TV 10:00am Medical Emergency 10:30am Medical Emergency 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm X-Men: First Class Special 12:30pm Chronicles of Narnia 1:00pm Stargate Atlantis 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Oops TV 3:30pm Futurama

5:45am Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation 7:25am 40 Days and 40 Nights 9:15am 35mm 9:45am Suburban Girl 11:30am Get Him to the Greek 1:20pm Funny People 3:50pm Police Academy 4: Back in Training

7:00am 35mm 7:30am Dragonball Evolution 9:10am Night at the Museum 3: Battle of the Smithsonian 11:10am Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince 1:50pm Legion 3:40pm Dragonball Evolution

5:20pm 40 Days and 40 Nights 7:00pm The Hangover 2 Special 7:15pm Suburban Girl 9:00pm Get Him to the Greek 10:50pm Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

5:15pm The Tuxedo 7:00pm Night at the Museum 3: Battle of the Smithsonian 9:00pm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 11:35pm Legion

12:40am Funny People 3:05am Fired Up! 4:50am X-Men: First Class Special 5:20am Police Academy 4: Back in Training

1:20am Showdown in Little Tokyo 2:45am American Ninja 3: The Confrontation 4:15am American Ninja 4: Bloodhunt 5:50am Volcano: Fire on the Mountain

4:00pm Lion Man 4:30pm Lion Man 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm Glenn Martin DDS 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Hawaii Five-0 Five-0 track a deranged bomber with a grudge against the legal system. 10:00pm The Chicago Code 11:00pm Lie to Me 12:00am Martina Cole's The Take 1:00am Caprica Zoe sets off in search of Tamara, convinced she holds the key to a higher purpose. 2:00am Drug Wars: D.E.A. 2:45am Stargate Atlantis 3:35am Stargate Atlantis 4:20am The 4400 5:05am Secret Life of Suburbia 5:30am Airline 5:55am Bite Size Brainiac 6:10am Don't Forget the Lyrics

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:35am Taps 7:50am The Top Ten Show 2011 8:10am Meet Joe Black 11:15am The Boys are Back 1:00pm The Thomas Crown Affair 3:05pm Adventureland 5:00pm Textuality 6:40pm Angels and Demons 9:00pm Legally Blonde 10:45pm It's Complicated 1:00am Nine 3:10am Away We Go 4:55am Bright Star

TCM 6:00am Camille 7:55am The Little Hut 9:40am Kid Galahad 11:40am East of Eden 1:50pm The Tender Trap 4:00pm Peyton Place 7:10pm Innerspace 9:30pm The Screening Room 10:00pm The Banger Sisters 11:55pm Feeling Minnesota 2:00am The Banger Sisters 3:50am Teleshopping 4:20am Teleshopping 6:00am The Tender Trap


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First female Muslim mayor THE UK’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor has been appointed by Bradford council (West Yorkshire). The mother-of-three was born in the UK and has served as the deputy since 2009.

Royal feast MANY British royalty, nobility, and the well-off swallowed parts of the human body including flesh blood and bones as medicine right up until the end of the 18th Century, a new book on medicinal cannibalism claims.

A €1 million grouse By Staff Reporter ELECTRICITY company Enel-Endesa must put up a €1 million bond for endangering a nesting Capercaillie (a large grouse). An Enel-Endesa executive now faces accusations of installing a wind farm in San Feliz (Leon) without permission, and less than 500 metres from where a capercaillie hen was

incubating eggs. Cantabrian Capercaillies belonging to the grouse family were being monitored by the University of Leon’s Biodiversity department. Cantabria’s endangered Capercaillie population is the most southerly in Europe and 40 of the total population of 400 are thought to be in this area. The Castilla y Leon regional government and

the electricity company ignored legislation in neighbouring Cantabria barring wind turbines from their habitat, and the San Feliz project began without the necessary permits in May 2008. It was in the middle of the Capercaillie nesting season, and eight-metre wide roads were cut through woodland so the 45-metre long turbine

Eccentric hat THE ‘outlandish’ hat designed by Philip Treacy that Princess Beatrice wore at the royal wedding sold for £81,100 (€93,500) in an ebay auction. The proceeds will go to Unicef and Children in Crisis.

Swine flu MORE than 70 per cent of the 602 Britons who died from the H1N1 (Swine Flu) epidemic in the winter of 2010 were young or middle-aged, which is higher than the total that died during the 2009 global pandemic (474) according to official figures.

Goose attack A RETIRED dentist broke his leg after driving his quad bike into a tree while being chased by a goose that had attacked him. He was collecting grain for his chickens from a neighbour’s garden in Cowfold (Sussex).

Tiger ruse POLICE are looking for the owner of a toy life-size tiger which prompted a major operation involving armed officers and a force helicopter after it was spotted in a field near Hedge End, Southhampton.

The Freewheelers took flying lessons.

Freewheelers go flying THE largest gathering of Freewheelers recently headed off into the hills for their flying lessons. For the less adventurous there was a more gentle game of Petanque. Meeting in Catral and leaving at 10am for a gentle drive into the hills via Albatera, through the Hondon and the fields of olive trees and vines. Through Barinas and on to Pinoso before heading towards Yecla and eventually ending up at the Manor House via a short dirt road an hour later. This is a very pleasant drive in its own right and

well worth doing without the option of becoming a flying ace. The cars were then segregated, classics on the left and the rest to the right, the left side having been reserved for the display of cars of interest. Time for a drink before the flyers departed for the air strip and the players went to the playing area. Our thanks to Jane and Steve Engeham for putting this outing together.

Read more about us on www.TorreviejaInformation.com/ freewheelers.

Entertainment for charity THE first ever Paul Cunningham Nurses Summer Show takes place tomorrow (Friday). The event, which takes place at the Casa Ventura in San Luis, near Torrevieja, promises to be a great night of fantastic entertainment. The Variety Show Group is a group of just six people, who are just what they say they are, and the ‘variety’ of their performances includes music and songs from 60’s, country ballads and also some ‘sing alongs’.

The wonderful Marina Tappers will also be there to entertain with some of their fantastic routines. The show starts at 8.30pm and tickets are priced at just €4. Recently at The Lounge Bar in Torrevieja, The Variety Show Group were on excellent form and with the help of The Marina Tappers they raised €785 for charity. It is hoped that PCN will benefit from their talent in a similar way.

After the Summer Show at Casa Ventura, the next PCN fundraising event is at Tony G’s in Toretta II, which on Wednesday June 15. Please visit the website www.paulcunninghamnurs es.com for further details. You can also call or text 639 318 526 to reserve your tickets for all PCN fundraising events and if you would like to book The Variety Show Group for your venue contact Eileen or Bonnie on 966 921 153 or 966 926 294.

blades could be driven to their sites. Work had begun without permission to occupy was public land and the roads had not been built where expected, according to the Guardia Civil. At this point, the university team monitoring the capercaillies realised that the birds were being affected. A hen fitted with a transmitter suddenly moved after being in the same place for a week. “We thought she was sitting on eggs so we went to see what had

happened to her,” said biologist Manuel Gonzalez, one of the University of Leon investigators. “There was a bulldozer 500 metres away.” Birdlife group SEO lodged a formal complaint and work on the windfarm was halted. “We’re not against windfarms, but they have to be done properly. There is room enough in Spain without going where capercaillies breed,” said SEO spokesman, biologist Juan Carlos Atienza.


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7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Fake Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Real Rescues 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors Julia is worried that she may have given her old friend Helen bad advice when she finds out her toyboy has asked her to move to Australia with him. And will all of Rob's coaching pay off for Imogen's big day in court? 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country. After 27 years of urban living, some house hunters are desperate to downsize to the Yorkshire Dales with a budget of 350,000 pounds.

7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Wild Tales 8:25am Newsround 8:30am Trust Me I'm a Genie 8:45am Pinky and Perky 9:00am Basil and Barney's Game Show 9:30am LazyTown 9:55am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Guess with Jess 10:30am Big and Small 10:40am Buzz and Tell 10:50am Big Cook Little Cook 11:10am Timmy Time 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm Cattle Queen of Montana 2:00pm Animal Park 2:30pm Racing from Epsom

7:00am Daybreak Carol Vorderman presents a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour, as well as the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip. Irish girlband Wonderland perform their new single Starlight. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm 60 Minute Makeover Designer Ann Hazell leads the team to Bebington in Cheshire to make over Tricia's home. After being diagnosed with a brain disorder, Tricia needed several operations, which means that decorating has not been a priority for her or her family.

6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 9:55am Friends 10:25am Accidentally on Purpose 10:55am Location, Location, Location 11:55am A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm In Your Dreams 1:15pm My Eden 1:25pm The Home Show 2:25pm When Eight Bells Toll

7:35am Castle Farm 7:40am Igam Ogam 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Bop Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Milkshake! Show Songs 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:30am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Hana's Helpline 9:50am The Wotwots! 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:05pm Highland Emergency 1:00pm Meals in Moments 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:20pm Law and Order 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Vanessa Show

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5:30pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 6:15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic 7:00pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Windfarm Wars 9:00pm Petworth House: The Big Spring Clean 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury 10:30pm Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm Celebrity Britain's Best Dish 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Adam is shocked by Ella's reaction when he tries to end things. Bob is worried about Hazel. 8:30pm Britain's Got Talent Ant and Dec present the last of the live semifinals. 10:00pm Coronation Street The search for John and Hope reaches a dramatic climax. 10:30pm Britain's Got Talent Results 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 11:35pm American Pie At a high school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they thought, so enter into a pact to be the first to 'score' as the senior prom looms. This crude but hilarious comedy from first-time director Paul Weitz contains some outrageous set pieces.

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 Includes sport and weather. 8:30pm Unreported World 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 10:00pm Saving Private Ryan

4:05pm Meals in Moments 4:10pm This Matter of Marriage 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 7:55pm 5 News at 7 8:00pm Cricket: England v Sri Lanka Test Series Highlights from Lord's of the second of a threematch Test series with Sri Lanka. 9:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers Documentary series lifting the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. Fiona has no time to hang about on a multi-drop trip in her refrigerated lorry before she takes a thoroughbred package to the airport, the rail division pull their weight and the search is on to find a team of drivers to join life in the fast lane. 10:00pm The Mentalist US drama series following the work of CBI consultant Patrick Jane. 11:00pm Law and Order Green and Cassady are on the trail of an arsonist targeting churches. 11:55pm CSI: Miami Crime drama series based on the work of forensic investigators.

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Inflation dropped in Spain during May to 3.5 per cent, 0.8 less than April when the highest consumer price index was recorded since September 2008, first National Statistics Institute figures show.

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• SPANISH workers union UGT claims 18.1 per cent of staff who have worked for a company for more than three years have a ‘temporary relationship’ with their employer. The law states employees who work for one company on a temporary contract for 23 of 30 months, must be given an ‘indefinido’ (permanent) contract, according to 2010 labour reforms.

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• ELECTRICITY companies in Spain must carry out meter readings every two months, the government has ruled. With the new rule, electricity companies will no longer be able to estimate consumption more than one month at a time - as it was doing without express consent from the customer. • OPPOSITION leader, Mariano Rajoy, of the Partido Popular, will limit spending by the central, regional and local governments if he wins the general elections next year, he said in an interview with Spanish daily ABC. • THE Public Prosecutor’s Office in Rio de Janeiro is demanding Spain’s Santander Bank returns 265 million reales (€113 million) to its customers in Brazil for charges it claims were made ‘incorrectly’ between 2008 and 2009, according to news agency EFE.

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25% of company loan requests refused By Business Editor, Brendan Small ALTHOUGH more than a third (38 per cent) of companies in Spain applied for a loan last year, one in four (25.2 per cent) saw their application rejected. This was revealed in a survey carried out by Spain’s National Statistics Institute of small and medium-sized companies in the services, construction and industrial sectors. Another one in four were ‘partially successful’ while half saw their loan application granted. By comparison, in 2007, 80.3 per cent of loans were approved. Almost all (96.8 per cent) loan applications were made to banks. Reasons given for turning them down

remained similar to 2007, with ‘insufficient guarantees’ (38.6 per cent), ‘low liquidity’ (36.9) being the top two reasons. ‘No reason given’ accounted for 35.5 per cent of rejections (5 per cent more than in 2007) in joint third place with ‘lack of capital’. Six in 10 companies say banks were less likely to approve a loan in 2010 than in 2007, although the number of applications remained practically the same during this period. More than half think the cost of obtaining financing has increased since the recession began. The study also shows 60 per cent of companies will need financing between 2011 and 2013.

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By M Mynor TWITTER is close to acquiring London-based startup TweetDeck in a $40m (€28m) deal, making the company’s founder Iain Dodsworth a multimillionaire. The microblogging website has finalised a cash and shares deal with Dodsworth, which is expected to be officially confirmed today, according to media reports. Twitter has remained quiet on the speculation, which first emerged last month, and issued a statement saying that it will ‘continue to not comment on rumours.’ TweetDeck’s software enables users to organise their various Twitter accounts from a single launchpad, while also integrating data from other social networks including Facebook. Dodsworth, a programmer who has worked at the Prudential and PricewaterhouseCoopers, founded TweetDeck in 2008 after becoming frustrated at missing messages from friends. The company employs 15 staff and is based in the Old Street area of London, dubbed the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ due to the large amount of technology startups. Despite TweetDeck failing to ever turn a profit, the company has received the support of many high profile Twitter users, such as Stephen Fry and Ashton Kutcher. Twitter’s interest in TweetDeck accelerated after reports emerged that internet entrepreneur Bill Gross’s UberMedia company had submitted a $30m (€21m) offer.

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• SOME of the UK’s richest individuals and businesses spent an extra £1bn (€1.15bn) on private jets in the last three months of 2010 in a bid to beat the January VAT rise, recent figures show.

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Barclays hire Solbes as caja speculation grows By Business Reporter BARCLAYS BANK is to hire former Spanish Finance Minister Pedro Solbes to head its Spain operations, a spokesman for the bank said on Monday. Solbes, 68, will join the board of the Spanish unit as well as advise on European banking issues such as regulation, given his experience as EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs from 1999 to 2004. He was Finance Minister for Spain between 2004 and 2009. Meanwhile, Barclays may be considering purchasing one of Spain’s highly-indebted cajas de ahorros (savings banks)

according to a report in the British newspaper The Sunday Times. This follows a meeting held at La Moncloa in Madrid between Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Bod Diamond, Chief Executive of Barclays Bank. The Spanish prime minister expressed his government’s firm commitment to strengthening the Spanish financial system. Zapatero also assured the Barclays boss the government will make reforms to regulations governing savings banks, as well as the creation of the Fund for Ordered Bank Restructuring, in order to help foster activity and create jobs.

Former Bankinter SA Chief Executive Jaime Echegoyen was recently appointed CEO in Spain for Barclays Global Retail Banking (GRB) division. Barclays is to shut 120 of its 590 branches and cut 700 jobs in Spain, according to the online edition of US newspaper The Wall Street Journal . The bank operates in more than 50 countries, employing nearly 147,000 people and has been in Spain since 1974 where it currently employs nearly 4,400 people, according to the company website. Barclays has more than 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Spain attends the International Transport Summit in Germany SPANISH Development Minister Jose Blanco joined transport officials from 55 countries at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig (Germany).

Blanco held meetings with Turkish, Russian and Georgian officials in a bid to strengthen ties in this sector with these countries. The development of the

Turkish railway network includes the participation of Spain, in particular regarding the infrastructure of the network and high-speed rolling stock.

Spanish and Turkish ministers also agreed to a plan of cooperation with respect to air transport. A group of aviation experts from the Turkish government will soon travel to Spain. Spain has been invited as a ‘guest of honour’ to the International Russian Transport Forum held in Moscow in November. Meanwhile, Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Vera Kobalia, agreed to send specialists to Spain to study its marine traffic control systems as well as its maritime rescue services.

• MEDIA group Daily Mail and General Trust said their advertising revenue from domestic consumer operations fell in April and May, sending their shares down, despite market-share gains and operating efficiencies.

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• THE second largest cigarette company in Colombia is set to be bought by British American Tobacco (BAT) for £277.7m (€319.5m) so they can ‘fill a strategic gap’ in their Americas region.

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• VIRGIN MONEY is a ‘serious bidder’ for branches set to be disposed of by Lloyds Banking Group, Sir Richard Branson is reported to have insisted.

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• SHAFTESBURY’S Finance Director Brian Bickel will replace Jonathan Lane who has been CEO at the company - which owns swathes of Carnaby Street and Covent Garden - for 25 years.

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• AFTER household spending contracted for the second quarter running at the start of the year - 0.6 per cent following 0.3 per cent UK consumers have technically gone back into recession.


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www.euroweeklynews.com Tax inspectors take more tax out of the rich HM Revenue & Customs set up its High Net Worth Unit in 2009 specifically to investigate the tax affairs of the UK’s wealthiest citizens. So far it is proving a great success for the Treasury. The High Net Worth Unit replaced the Complex Personal Tax Team which used to bring in £25 million annually. In its first year the new unit managed to net £86 million. According to reports it has now almost doubled this achievement, generating £162 million extra revenue for the 2010-11 tax year. This is on top of the tax already paid by the individuals concerned. Treasury Minister, David Gauke, commented: “These are economically challenging times and it is absolutely essential and only fair that everyone pays their share of tax.” The Treasury acknowledges that high net worth individuals tend to have complicated tax affairs, but says this complexity should not prevent accuracy, and that the “very rich” must “pay the tax the law says they should”. The Unit works with representatives of the individuals to ensure tax rules are applied correctly. The extra tax becomes due when rules have been misunderstood or incorrectly applied to the taxpayer’s particular circumstances. If the Unit finds evidence of tax evasion the matter is referred to another HMRC unit. This is an example of why it is important to get your tax

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planning right from the outset so that you do not end up with an unexpected tax bill. Switzerland Some taxpayers could also find themselves paying more tax when the agreement between the UK and Switzerland is finalised and launched. According to all reports, under the agreement Swiss financial institutions will start to deduct a withholding tax from interest earnings, dividends and capital gains earned by British taxpayers. The tax collected will be anonymously remitted to HMRC. The Treasury expects to earn £3 billion in extra income over the next four years from the agreement. While the withholding tax was initially expected to be between 25% and 35%, the Financial Times has since reported that, according to a source familiar with the investigations, it will

actually be 50%. The actual amount still needs to be officially announced, however. Also as part of the deal, investors will also pay a one-off levy in recognition of past unpaid tax. The announcement on the final deal is expected soon. The talks between the UK and Switzerland were held against a backdrop of changing tax transparency standards. The conclusion is anticipated to set a new precedent in tax information exchange and for the Swiss banking industry. The UK is not the only country negotiating with Switzerland. Germany has already started discussions on a similar agreement and France and Italy are expected to initiate similar talks in the near future. A similar deal with the US has also been suggested, with Switzerland’s Finance Minister saying that a withholding tax would be the “right instrument” to resolve remaining tax issues with the US. HMRC’s latest initiative HMRC has set up a new task force, with specialist teams to “undertake intensive bursts of compliance activity in specific

high risk trade sectors and locations across the UK”. This initiative is part of the £900 million allocated in the government’s October Spending Review to claw back around £7 billion lost to tax evasion annually by 2014/15. The restaurant trade is the first to be targeted. The first task force will be deployed in London, but will later cover the North West and Scotland. There will be another nine task forces over the next year, followed by more in 2012/13. Mike Eland, Director General Enforcement and Compliance, said: “The message is clear – if you deliberately seek to evade tax HMRC can and will track you down, and you’ll face not only a heavy fine, but possibly a criminal prosecution as well.” Over the past year HMRC’s increased targeting of tax evasion and avoidance has brought the Exchequer an additional £8.5 billion of tax revenue, nearly 50% more than the total for the previous three years. It is aiming to undertake 1,000 criminal prosecutions a year. New penalty regime The start of the tax year in April introduced a new penalty regime

for people found to have evaded tax. The amount depends on which jurisdiction the undisclosed assets were held in. For tax evasion within the UK and countries which automatically exchange information with the UK - up to 100% of the tax owed. For countries which exchange information on request – up to 150%. Other countries – up to 200%. Commenting on the changes, David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: “The time is running out for anyone going offshore to evade tax. Get your tax affairs in order, or face the risk of a penalty worth up to 200% of the tax evaded.” Wherever you live, be it the UK or here in Spain, it is important to make sure you get your tax planning right so that you do not have to face the consequences later. For advice on legitimate tax planning in Spain and/or the UK, speak to an experienced international tax adviser like Blevins Franks. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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0.74

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468.20

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434.75

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9.00

1.24

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+0.23

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27.9M

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+0.31

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0.50

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34.50

2.45

0.40M

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3.30

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4.05

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2.63M

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4.55

0.87

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6.15

1.30

0.61M

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5.50

0.88

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HSBC Holdings

636.00

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0.87

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3.45

0.71

0.61M

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12.00

1.16

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Imperial Tobacco

2,183.00

13.00

0.60

0.69M

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2.25

0.37

0.45M

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0.98

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Get by with help from your friends HAVE you ever considered how paying off debt is a bit like dieting? It all starts off with the best of intentions, but once nobody is looking you’ve got your face stuck in the fridge, taking large and cheeky bites out of a chocolate tart. Weight-loss experts are always harping on about how support groups are essential to starting and sticking to a diet. Apparently, succeeding in shedding the pounds is not only reliant on yourself, but on a whole host of other people, too. Which is why WeightWatchers is such a success. The concept of the group is to band together, support each other and most importantly communicate how much weight is being lost. It seems the very idea of having to confront other

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people with the number of kilos being shed gives even the most slack of dieters motivation. Conclusion – it’s much easier to lose weight when you have a support network – so why should paying off debt be any different? In America, the latest trend in the financial world is a debt support group. And, goodness knows, thanks to the recession, there are enough financially crippled people in the

States to utilise them. One such support group is called DebtGoal – an organisation that looks at your debt, monthly income, spending habits, and specific personal challenges. Like WeightWatchers, DebtGoal gives you financial ‘exercises’ each month. A homegrown solution to this type of organisation would be to team up with some close friends and family and start your own ‘DebtGoal’ support group. Lay all your debts on the table, then arrange to meet your ‘DebtGoal’ buddies twice a week and analyse each other’s progress. A supportive shoulder and some preying eyes over your accounts could be all that’s needed to whip any financial mess into order.

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Good client relationships are key MY father used to say that he closed more business on the golf course than in the office. I am not suggesting everyone go out and learn how to play golf, but the sentiment is to build a relationship with the client. Often when you wish to have a new customer or keep existing ones, the initial reaction is to give them a discount on the price of the product or service to close the sale. In the long-run, this may not be the best tactic.

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Are they married? Have children? Do their children like football? Buy tickets if you can. The initial cost dwarfs the longterm benefits.

Show you care In this age of email, the personal touch is often lost. With social networking it is very easy to find out when is their birthday and other personal details, or simply ask them and send a card; yes, use the post office not a virtual card.

Price of loyalty If unsure of a customer’s loyalty, ask them to fill out a questionnaire with a benefit attached such as the possibility of a plane ticket or free dinner. It is better to know where one stands than wonder and be surprised at the end of the day.

Have male entrepreneurs become too complacent?

IT seems the power behind the throne has come out of hiding. Female chief executive officers in Spain are on the increase. At a 10 per cent presence, there is still some way to go, but the gap is narrowing. Discount supermarket chain DIA is set to have as its president Ana Maria Llopis; it will be the biggest Spanish company run by a woman. A phenomenon not yet recognised is the huge potential shown by businesswomen. Men are being sharp-elbowed aside by female dynamos. This is not confined to the upper echelons of corporate power, it is self-evident across Spain’s Mediterranean business communities. I noticed the female assault on traditional maledominated business bastions when attending networking events in the UK. It was not unusual to find many of those attending were women; mostly self-employed entrepreneurs. Noteworthy was their enthusiasm and almost evangelical selfbelief. Whereas the men tended to be laid-back, their female counterparts

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Female CEOs in Spain are on the increase. I was in no doubt as to women’s important role in business. Most of the companies I visited were headed by a male boss who looked after the trade. It was the woman who took care of the sharp end by providing the skills of financial management, marketing and risk-taking. To my knowledge there are no business groups exclusive to male membership. I have no doubt that any suggestion that one be formed would be dismissed as ludicrous. On the other hand, women’s business networking groups are plentiful. They are vibrant, inter-active and their members are up for any

challenge. One can only marvel at their passion. What has brought about the change? Are women in business more driven than men; have male entrepreneurs become complacent? Alison Meehan of networking group Costa Women, says: “Over my 30 year working lifetime, the stereotypical view of women has changed dramatically. Successful women in business are no longer the exception, they are the norm. “Women traditionally created and led social and supportive networks. With the arrival of the internet this ability moved into the social media/social

business sphere. Information Beautiful report reveals Twitter and Facebook have 57 per cent women users. Morgan Stanley say the fastest growing demographic group on Facebook is women aged 55 and older; up 175 per cent since September 2008.” Karen Love, VicePresident of Company Women, Costa Blanca, has a UK banking background where the men are entrenched. She says: “They can be difficult to edge aside. Here on the Costas the glass ceiling hardly exists. This gives businessminded women more free rein and they make the most of it.” Karla Darocas, artist, educator, entrepreneur and founder of Women in Business Club (WIBC), now retired as president but still a member, is in general agreement: “When I moved to the Costa Blanca in 2000 there were no women’s business clubs. I found that shocking. I set up WIBC so that I could make contacts, find clients, and educate women about business and cybernetics. “I know from experience that women are natural at being entrepreneurs. For thousands of years women ran the household, which is basically a family business. Women are creative, they take risks, they communicate with great skill, and they balance budgets and many other things that are the foundations of entrepreneurialism,” she added.

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Can a marriage be made in heaven? IN view of all the media coverage given to ‘the wedding’ - and all things wedding-related from an adult’s perspective - I thought it might be interesting to look at the subject from another standpoint: that of eight-year-olds. Here are some of their thoughts I overheard in a recent discussion on marriage initiated by a teacher friend: 1. What’s the right age to get married? Twenty-three is best because you know the person forever by then. 2. How do you decide whom to marry? (i) No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it long before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. (ii) You’ve got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. If you like sports, she should like it that you like it. 3. How can a stranger tell if two people are married? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. 4.

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mum and dad have in common? Both don’t want any more kids. 5. What do most people do on a date? (i) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. (ii) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. 6. When is it OK to kiss someone? (i) When they’re rich. (ii) The law says you have to be 18, so you

Children have their own ideas on marriage. shouldn’t mess with that. (iii) The rule is this: if you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do. 7. Is it better to be single or married? It’s better for girls to be single. However, boys need someone to clean up after them. 8. How would the world be different if people didn’t get married? There’d be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?

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Slave trade still widespread By Craig Ireland SLAVERY conjures up images of shackled Africans being led by white Europeans to quaysides before being shipped to plantations abroad. Most think of slavery as a past peculiarity put to rights by its abolition towards the latter part of the 18th century. This is masterful self-deception as is much else on the controversial subject. The first officially recognised slave dealer in Virginia, a state notorious for slavery, was Anthony Johnson. He was a freed, indentured black man, who in 1654 successfully argued in court that his servant, John Casor, was his slave for life. Johnson went on to become highly successful as a slave dealer. . The term ‘slave’ is derived from the Byzantine Greek sklabos, the name given to Slavs. The Spanish name for slaves is ‘esclavos’ phonetically similar to the word’s origin. The Vikings did a roaring trade capturing and selling Slavs to the Romans. There is no condemnation of slavery in the Bible, though slave owners were reminded of their duty to treat their charges well. Life in shackles moved on. In 1822, the African nation of Liberia was founded on the initiative of US President James Monroe. The country’s capital Monrovia is named after him. Another twist in the neck-brace was that Liberian-Americans regarded Africans as savages; there was strict apartheid and natives were denied citizenship.

Slavery was widespread and perfectly normal in Africa long before the Europeans arrived. It still is in many parts. Historically, slaves were well treated. The better they were looked after, the higher the social standing of their owner. The Europeans became notorious for ill-treatment of slaves bought from African merchants. Statistically, there were more Europeans enslaved by African Arabs than the other way around. Along Europe’s Mediterranean coasts, forts and turrets are reminders. Entire towns were depopulated. There is hardly a nation whose peoples have not suffered slavery. It was condoned by the Catholic Church during the 15th and 16th centuries. Pope Nicolas V issued a papal bull: “We grant you (Kings of Spain and Portugal) full and free permission to invade, search out, capture and subjugate Saracens and pagans and any other unbelievers and enemies of Christ wherever they may be… and to reduce their persons into perpetual slavery.” According to anti-slavery groups there are 27 million people currently enslaved

throughout the world; more than at any time in human history. Three-quarters are female and over half of them children. This figure does not include indentured slaves; those working off a debt. A study at Berkeley University estimates there are 10,000 slaves in today’s US. Slavery is not a 17th century phenomenon. All sides during the Second World War practised slavery in violation of Geneva Convention, Article 75. According to a congressional report, March 29, 1946, the Russians were rounding up Germans in seized territories from where they transported an estimated four to five million, mostly civilians, to the USSR. These unfortunates were to supplement 20 million slaves estimated to be enslaved in the Soviet Union’s gulag. This was approved by the allies as reparations. The British, French and American victors also used captives as slaves long after the war’s end. The International Red Cross (IRC) revealed that 18 months after the war France was using 680,000 German POWs as slaves. The French government practised a similar scheme to that of the British. They hired slaves to French employers at 150 francs a day for which the slaves received in return 10 francs and their upkeep. Britain’s German POW slave population was estimated by the IRC as 460,000. The last of these were released in late 1948.


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www.euroweeklynews.com I WAS contacted recently by James, who asked me to tell his grandma’s story to help others avoid being taken in by a cruel scam targeting grandparents all around the world. James’ grandma is 75 yearsold and lives alone. Generous and kind-hearted, she dotes on her grandchildren and would do anything for them. That’s why when she received a phone call purporting to be from James, she was only too glad to help. The conversation went something like this: “Hi, grandma? I’m in a bit of trouble...” “Is that you, James? What’s happened?” “Yeah, it’s James. I’m on holiday in Spain with my mates and, well, things got a bit rowdy last night. I’ve been arrested and need some money to get out of jail. I can’t ring dad, he’ll kill me!” To cut a long story short, ‘James’ went on to explain that he needed £1,200 so his lawyer could get him out of jail while the British Consulate sorted everything out. Grandma sent the money by wire transfer just as soon as she could get to the bank and called James’ lawyer to confirm the transaction number. She only realised that she’d been the latest victim of the ‘grandparent scam’ when James

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popped round for a coffee only two hours after she got back from the bank. By that time, it was too late. The wire transfer had been collected and her money was gone. The police have been informed, but there’s little chance that the fraudster will ever be found. According to the wire transfer service, although grandma sent the money to a recipient claiming to be in Madrid, the money was actually collected in Lagos, Nigeria. So how did the scam work? Scammers target elderly

The elderly are being targeted for money. people at random, hoping that they’ll strike it lucky. Without giving a name, they rely upon the victim to provide information which will help them to continue the deception. In this case, grandma asked; “Is that you James?” which confirmed that she had a grandson and gave

EWN Comment Diminishing returns in part BRITAIN’S persuading Muammar Gaddafi to go will cost taxpayers £1 billion if, as seems likely, the Libya conflict continues until autumn. a occupies War prominent position in far too many budgets.

But the continuing cost of Afghanistan, astronomically the expensive Iraq disaster and now of course Libya are textbook exercises in how to waste money and get little but trouble in return.

A get-out clause? BARACK OBAMA told Arab dictators ‘change or go’ but if they heed him and will how go, greet Obama replacements unacceptable to Washington? What help will be forthcoming from the United States in accommodating of waves the that immigrants would inevitably those follow already inundating Europe? These tricky questions have to be asked, because the answers promise to be trickier still.

MP does donkey work A CONTENTIOUS British law protects the privacy and reputation of those with enough nous and money to obtain a gagging order. However, Twitter and also parliamentary privilege has united in an unlikely coupling last week. They both named a married footballer currently shielded by a gagging order. The law is sometimes an ass, as Dickens said, but popular rejection could eventually succeed in sending this one braying on its way.

the scammer a name to work with. Then it was simply a case of spinning a story convincing enough to persuade grandma to send cash. How can you avoid being ripped off? If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be a

family member, ask them to confirm their name before you get involved in a conversation. The chances are, if they’re not genuine, they’ll terminate the call immediately. Even if they do give a name that means something to you, don’t assume that everything is as it should be. Take a telephone number to call them back on, then get in touch with other family members who can confirm (or otherwise) that the story is for real. You’ll soon find out if your grandchild is in trouble or not, and could save yourself a packet. Please, if you have elderly relatives or friends, give them a copy of this article and help them to stay safe from scammers.

Charles Conway is the author of ‘Scammers, Spammers & Social Engineers: A Scam Detectives guide to keeping your business safe online’.


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7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. Featuring regional news and weather forecasts as well as regular sports and business bulletins. 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Lively food magazine hosted by James Martin and featuring mouth-watering recipes, top chefs and celebrity guests. 12:35pm Rachel Allen: Home Cooking 1:00pm BBC News 1:05pm Regional News 1:10pm Weather 1:15pm Usain Bolt 1:45pm A Question of Sport Long-running sports quiz, with members of the sporting community pitting their knowledge of sport against each other. 2:15pm Racing

7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Space Hoppers 8:30am Arthur 8:55am Shaun the Sheep 9:00am Little Howard's Big Question 9:25am Prank Patrol Down Under 9:50am Dennis and Gnasher 10:00am Dick and Dom Go Wild 10:30am Deadly 60 11:00am Relic: Guardians of the Museum 11:30am The League of Super Evil 11:40am Wolverine and the X-Men 12:00pm Mortified 12:25pm Ooglies 12:40pm MOTD Kickabout 1:00pm Coast 1:15pm Diagnosis Murder 2:00pm Two Greedy Italians 3:00pm Tennis

7:00am Signed Stories 7:05am Signed Stories 7:10am Dora the Explorer 7:35am The Hive 7:45am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 8:00am Babar and the Adventures of Badou 8:10am Tati's Hotel 8:25am Monk 8:30am Spider-Man 8:55am SpongeBob Squarepants 9:10am SpongeBob Squarepants 9:25am House Gift 10:25am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:10pm This Morning 2:10pm ITV News and Weather 2:20pm You've Been Framed! 2:50pm Field of Dreams

6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Vue Film Show 8:00am FIM Superbike World Championship 8:25am Dunlop Msa Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain 2011 8:55am The Morning Line 9:50am Friends 10:20am T4 Movie Special 10:50am The Wanted: Stars and Strikes 11:55am Friends 12:25pm New Look Style the Nation 1:20pm The Big Bang Theory 1:50pm The Big Bang Theory 2:20pm That Paralympic Show 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

7:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 7:25am Fireman Sam 7:40am Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends 7:50am Elmo's World 8:05am Chiro 8:10am Mio Mao 8:20am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 8:30am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Hana's Helpline 9:00am Little Princess 9:10am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 9:45am Rupert Bear: Follow the Magic 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Mr. Men Show 10:30am Gerald McBoing Boing 11:00am Meals in Moments 11:10am How Do They Do It? 11:40am The Gadget Show 12:40pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 1:40pm The Hotel Inspector 2:45pm Hangman's Knot

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6:10pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 6:40pm Flog It! 7:40pm Dad's Army 8:10pm Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story 9:00pm D-Day to Berlin 10:00pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You Paul Merton and Ian Hislop continue to entertain in the extended version of the classic news quiz. 10:45pm QI XL Panel-based quiz where it is more important to be interesting than right. 11:30pm Derren Brown: Enigma

4:45pm Regional News and Weather Up to the minute regional news and weather updates. 5:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 5:15pm Euro 2012 Qualifier Live 8:00pm Britain's Got Talent Final Ant and Dec reveal which act will be performing at the Royal Variety Performance as they are crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent. 10:00pm Popstar to Operastar Series in which eight chart-topping singers attempt to perform well-known opera songs accompanied by a full live orchestra. 10:30pm Britain's Got Talent Results Ant and Dec reveal the result of the public vote. 11:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:15pm Euro 2012 Qualifier Euro 2012 Qualifier.

4:55pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:25pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:55pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 6:30pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:25pm 4thought.tv 7:30pm The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11:15pm X-Men: The Last Stand When a mutant called Leech produces an antibody that cures all mutants, billionaire Warren Worthington II, driven by shame of his mutant son, kidnaps Leech to manufacture the cure and rid the world of mutants. But while Professor Charles Xavier advises negotiation and understanding, Magneto favours using mutant force against Worthington. Caught in the middle is government advisor Dr Hank McCoy, a.k.a. Beast. As the mutants, including Wolverine, Storm, Phoenix and Juggernaut, take sides, the battle becomes the final stand for the X-Men.

4:20pm The Pink Panther Slapstick comedy charting the adventures of a hapless French detective. The inept Inspector Clouseau must solve the mystery of a murdered French football coach and retrieve the priceless Pink Panther diamond. Steve Martin steps into the shoes of the legendary Peter Sellers. 6:00pm My Girl 2 Sentimental comedy drama continuing the story of a young girl's coming of age. Now 13, Vada Sultenfuss is set a school project to write about someone she has never met. Researching the life of her mother - who died when she was a baby - Vada visits her uncle to gather more information and strikes up a friendship with his girlfriend's son. Together they attempt to solve the mysteries of her mother's life. 8:00pm Cricket: England v Sri Lanka Test Series Highlights from Lord's of the second of a threematch Test series with Sri Lanka. 8:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 9:00pm NCIS 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm CSI: New York 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

5:30pm Total Wipeout 6:30pm BBC News 6:35pm Weather 6:40pm So You Think You Can Dance 7:40pm Doctor Who 8:30pm The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins 9:20pm Casualty 10:10pm So You Think You Can Dance Results It's time to find out the results and discover who will remain in the competition. 10:30pm John Bishop's Britain 11:00pm Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 11:30pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:50pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:55pm Firewall Jack Stanfield is a security expert for a bank, but things take a turn for the worse when his family is kidnapped and the man responsible wants to use Jacks skills to get rich.

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8:00pm Great TV Mistakes 8:30pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:15pm Top Gear 10:30pm Great TV Mistakes 11:00pm Kill Bill: Vol. 2 1:10am Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the trials and tribulations of American family life. 1:55am American Dad 2:17am American Dad 2:40am Great TV Mistakes 3:10am Great TV Mistakes 3:40am Bizarre ER 4:10am Bizarre ER 4:40am Secrets of the Superbrands 5:35am Doctor Who Confidential

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BBC4 8:00pm The Secret Life of Elephants Nature series revealing the emotional and dramatic lives of elephants in Kenya's Samburu reserve. 9:00pm Latin Music USA 10:00pm Wallander Original Swedish TV adaptation of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander detective series. 11:25pm African Railway 12:25am Top of the Pops: 1976 1:05am Latin Music USA 2:05am The Big Three Palladium Orchestra at the Barbican 3:05am Storyville 4:15am The Secret Life of Elephants

12:15am The Gauntlet Action-packed police adventure about a tough cop who must escort a key witness to trial in another state. 2:15am The Zone Our hosts guide you through The Zone, ITV1's new place to shop and play. Including features from QVC and Challenge Jackpot. 4:20am In Plain Sight 5:05am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News

1:15am Oldboy 3:25am Ugly Betty 4:10am The Dead Zone 4:55am Island 5:10am Hill Street Blues 6:00am Wogan's Perfect Recall 6:25am Countdown

12:55am Rough Guide to Cities 1:10am Scxtra 1:40am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am Rough Guide to Activity Holidays 5:10am Great Scientists 5:35am HouseBusters 6:00am Hana's Helpline 6:10am The Milkshake! Show 6:35am Thomas and Friends 6:45am Roary the Racing Car

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am My Pet Shame 9:00am Gladiators 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am A League of Their Own 12:00pm Wayne Rooney's Street Striker 1:00pm Modern Family 1:30pm Modern Family 2:00pm Modern Family 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm WWE SmackDown! 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm Modern Family 6:00pm Glenn Martin DDS 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Emergency with Angela Griffin 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Road Wars The Thames Valley Police provide a fascinating insight into car crime and its prevention. 10:00pm Planet of the Apes 12:20am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:20am Road Wars 2:20am UK Border Force 3:10am Threshold 3:55am Top Ten Show 4:05am The Filth Files 4:30am Best of Oops TV 5:20am Liza and Huey's Pet Nation 6:10am Don't Forget the Lyrics

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:55am Hannah Montana: The Movie 7:40am Jimmy Hollywood 9:40am Police Academy 6: Assignment Miami Beach 11:15am Old Dogs 12:45pm Year One 2:30pm Dude, Where's My Car?

4:00pm Race to Witch Mountain 5:45pm Police Academy 6: Assignment Miami Beach 7:25pm Old Dogs 9:00pm Year One 10:45pm Dude, Where's My Car? 12:15am The Original Kings of Comedy Riotous concert documentary from the 'Kings Of Comedy' stand-up tour. 2:15am Miss March 3:50am Jimmy Hollywood 5:50am Race to Witch Mountain

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:45am Henry V 7:05am Adventureland 9:00am The Top Ten Show 2011 9:20am Everybody's Fine 11:05am Gospel Hill 12:50pm The Top Ten Show 2011 1:05pm The Last Picture Show 3:15pm My Sister's Keeper 5:15pm Gospel Hill 7:00pm Save the Last Dance 9:00pm Cemetery Junction 10:45pm Remember Me 12:50am The Hustler 3:15am 35mm 3:45am The Thomas Crown Affair 5:45am The Good Witch's Wedding

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am The Death of the Incredible Hulk 7:20am The Librarian: Return to King Solomons Mines 8:55am Robin Hood 10:45am Bulletproof 12:20pm Eight Legged Freaks 2:05pm A Knight's Tale

4:20pm Clash of the Titans 6:10pm From Paris with Love 7:45pm A Knight's Tale 10:00pm Clash of the Titans 11:50pm From Paris with Love John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the CIA agents out to stop a terrorist attack in Paris. 1:25am Above the Law 3:10am Out for Justice 4:50am Blind Fury 6:25am The Librarian: Return to King Solomons Mines

TCM 6:55am The Screening Room 7:30am The Buccaneer 9:55am The Out-of-Towners 11:50am Hairspray 1:40pm The Searchers 4:00pm The Accidental Tourist 6:25pm The Scarlet Claw 7:50pm Miss Congeniality 10:00pm True Lies 12:50am License to Drive 2:32am Off Set 3:20am The Screening Room 3:50am Teleshopping 4:20am Teleshopping 6:00am Off Set 6:45am The Accidental Tourist


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Be heroes in an army of construction against war “Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Be not dumb slaves in an army of destruction.”

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rooting for the beleaguered Libyan leader. Is this the Englishman’s penchant for the notion of fair play? Can it be we feel sympathy for the underdog in an unfair fight, or sense that here we have a biblical David and Goliath duel? Perhaps it is rooted in the people’s cynicism of the official reasons for a conflict now spilling over into Europe. The refugee tsunami is revealed as the collateral damage of blinkered foreign policy and damnable colonialism dressed up as saving the natives. There is a dreadful sense of frustration; one can

almost hear the peoples of NATO member states screaming at their parliaments: ‘Which part of no do you not understand?’ The contemptible neosocialist Tony Benn, on being reminded that his party should listen to the electorate, loftily declared that he couldn’t be expected to make policy using an ear trumpet. But these shameless, twofaced hypocrites expect Gaddafi to. There is only one way to handle these swaggering

autocrats; remove their means of waging war on Third World countries.

All the trappings of war, from bombers to personnel carriers, uniforms, shackles, shells and shrapnel, tanks, restraints and boots, are made by civilian workers. American Helen Keller was an inspirational icon of the 20th century. Blind and deaf from a childhood disease, she became a world-famous author, speaker, and pacifist. Before the outbreak of the First World War she made

an impassioned speech. “Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. “Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. “Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. “Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction.”

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THERE are several things about the Libyan conflict I find depressingly ironic. The Libyan leader is likely more popular in his country than Britain’s leader is in his. Under the electoral ‘first past the post’ rule Britain’s David Cameron failed; hence the coalition. Of those able to vote, 35 per cent declined to do so; they were likely cynical and thought their vote might only encourage them. Many of the 10.7 million people who ticked a Tory did so to keep Labour out. This is not much of a recommendation for democracy. It gets worse. Of those who did vote, twice as many - 19 million - placed their crosses with other parties so were denied the representation they wished for. If you can dress that up as democracy then you would be at ease with a Soviet state. Not surprisingly there is much public debate about the Libyan conflict. It is difficult to find a newspaper reader supporting NATO’s war on Libya. Ironically it is easier to find correspondents, mostly with non-Arabic names,


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DRIVING from Almeria to Mojacar on the motorway recently, the rear nearside tyre punctured. I stopped the car on the hard shoulder. Being in my 80s and not having changed a wheel for many years, I considered the situation. What happened next was remarkable. Within a minute or two a car pulled up on the hard shoulder just ahead of me and a young Spaniard wearing a suit and tie came to assess the problem. He immediately set to, loosening the wheel nuts, jacking up the car and fitting the spare tyre. As he waved goodbye, I slipped a €50 note into his shirt pocket. With a shake of the head and a charming smile he removed the note, dropped it on the driver’s seat of my car and was gone. Aren’t guardian angels wonderful? John van Dijk, Mojacar

Would-be voters WE did try to vote in the local elections, but were instead led on a ‘car treasure hunt’, never finding our allotted polling station in an obscurely named local school. First we went to the school where we voted four years ago, but that had been pulled down. After a discussion with several other would-be voters we decided

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I FOUND the article ‘On yer bike and watch your savings grow’ ( Jane Plunkett, Finance Issue 1350 ) interesting and factual. My wife bought me a mountain bike on my 64th birthday, and I have spent the last two summers increasingly enjoying setting out on short shopping trips on two wheels, rather than four. Joe Chetter, Fuengirola

Soccer greats THERE cannot be many more of football’s ‘greats’ to add to those mentioned in Tony

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Divided they fall HOW stupid the parties New Javea (NJ) and Javea Democrats (XD) appeared to be as they split the expatriate vote down the middle. Together, they could well have taken the majority of seats. I urged on both parties a preelection pact. Nobody wanted to listen. Colin Bagnall, by email

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WALKING along the Paseo Maritimo in Fuengirola, I came across a group of people lighting Chinese lanterns. When I asked why, I was told that they - the Socialist party - were doing this in lieu of their end-of-campaign party, which the Popular Party had obstructed. It was touching to see everyone participating in such a symbolic act.

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we should be at a school near to the ITV centre.

Wrong again. We were directed to various other locations, each time it was not the right place. On our forms it said Urb Torreta 111, Patricias. In the end we drove home, despondent and fed-up. As pensioners we are not familiar with all the schools at the opposite end of the town from where we live and not once on our route did we see a sign pointing out any polling stations, even in Spanish. C and C Willoughby, by email

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Matthews’, (EWN Sports Writer) list. In the first of his twopart exclusive on Lionel Messi, I was rather surprised that he did not have the good grace to give a mention to another great footballer, Sir Stanley Matthews. In his day, Sir Stanley was another great crowd puller and always ‘a gentleman’, both in and out of the game. As of many, in those years gone by, he played football for the honour and pleasure of being lucky enough to be selected, and for whatever small income the clubs could afford. Go on, Tony, be gallant in your second-part and apologise for the oversight. Raymond Hull, by email

Tony Matthews reply: I personally did not compare Messi with other greats; pundits on TV/radio, magazines and other newspapers did that. I compare Messi with my namesake, Sir Stan, Finney, Edwards, Bobby Charlton and Cruyff. If Messi had been playing in the 1908s, I do not think he would be the player he is today.

Hats off THANK YOU for the excellent write-up of our concert ( Costa Blanca North, Issue 1350). What it does not tell is of the stunning

contribution, the effort and courage of Pat Pyne. Deprived of leader Jo Baldwin, she was thrown in the deep end and rose to the occasion, putting aside her own health problems. Not only did she save the day, she made it. Coral Clasica Javiense founder

A real fan EVERY week I read your paper. I especially enjoy articles by Ms Plunkett and Mike Walsh. I am Danish and like how all the articles in the paper are written in such a way so that nonnative English speakers are able to read them. Lisa Olesen, by email

I HAD my wallet lifted at Puerto Pollenca market recently. When I went to the police station, which is as big as Manchester City Hall, they did not want to know unless I had an interpreter. Seeing there appeared to be more police than we have troops in Afghanistan, no wonder Spain will probably be next for a bail-out. Arthur Arnold, Puerto Pollenca

Up in smoke REGARDING Mr Kennedy’s letter (Issue 1351) on the subject of smokers, he cannot have it both ways. He has been quite happy all winter for smokers to be banished to the outside terraces, but now that the sun is out he wants the terrace for himself. Sorry, chum, that is just tough. But, he does have the freedom of choice. There are bars whose owners ban smoking even on the terrace, so if he objects that much he should find one of them. Live and let live. Andrew Coates, Fuengirola Editor’s note: Andrew is just one of many readers who wrote in with similar sentiments.

Just a name! THE article ‘What’s in a name?’ (Issue 1351) was very readable. It also reminded me of how politically correct the world has become in recent years. Forty years ago, my sister married a man known since schooldays as Dick, a favoured short-form for many christened Richard. About five years ago – by now a pensioner – an instruction went out to all that he wanted everyone to call him Richard as his grandchildren had enquired why he had such a dirty name. Although Richard is now known as Richard by the majority, just occasionally a reference to Dick slips into conversation. Ooooops! R Major Aguilas


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Obsessed with cookery shows IS it not ironic that when two thirds of the world is on the breadline, the West, particularly the Brits, are obsessed with cookery programmes? These days you simply can’t tune in to the box without eyeing a variety of individuals endeavouring to disguise some lump of flesh or another. Celebrities, glamorous gourmets, hairy Hells Angels, foulmouthed oafs... There is no escape. As the cook in my family (especially since the wife walked out) all I need in the kitchen are reasonably priced recipes, with plenty of nutrition that keep the interest of the kids, month in and

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT month out. I’m afraid Vietnamesestyle Prawns with Hearts of Palm and Green Tea Noodle Salad, doesn’t quite hack it. Another TV offering I have followed with some amusement over the past couple of years has been the ads for Qatar Airways, which sponsor Sky News. The correct pronunciation for Qatar rhymes with catarrh.

Obviously the hierarchy of Sky decided that to pronounce it in this way could be considered somewhat unsavoury. The results have been quite hilarious. It would be impossible to print the different pronunciations they have tried out over the years. I can’t resist one more moan. Why do we still grovel to the Americans? To me both the Obamas displayed a condescending attitude towards their British hosts last week. Michelle’s speech to the schoolchildren I found particularly patronising. When are the British going to realise that as far as the

Americans are concerned we are nothing more than a funny little quirky island, full of people forever grateful to them for saving us in the Second World War? Even that is a fallacy. The Americans finally joined in that war only when they realised that if Hitler was victorious in Europe they would be his next target. Meanwhile, if there are any selfsufficient, unattached ladies out there, interested in an aging unattached pop singer, I’m all ears. Have a good week. And, whatever ya do, always keep the faith. Love Leapy leapylee.co.uk

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IF only we could offer 50 quid a barrel (Issue 1349). It is the rich xxxholes at the stock markets that control the price of oil and all other commodities. They dictate our lives to line their own pockets and are the ones who should be assassinated. Compared to them, Bin Laden is a saint. Eric Thoms, by email I ENJOYED reading your hilarious rant about Obama (Issue 1349). Obama is far more reasonable than the cretins who preceded him . I do not support any party so have no sympathy with leftwing politics or religious zealots. J.Jefferson, Almunecar Letters for Leapy should be emailed to yoursay@euroweeklynews.com


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7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. Featuring regional news and weather forecasts as well as regular sports and business bulletins. 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am The Big Questions A series of moral, ethical and religious debates on topical issues. 12:00pm Country Tracks Travel series celebrating the British countryside. 1:00pm The Politics Show The political analysis series with in-depth local stories and regional variations. 2:00pm EastEnders Omnibus A round-up of the week's events from Albert Square. 3:55pm Life of Riley Sitcom which centres around second time round newly-weds Rosie and Jim, and their dysfunctional family.

7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Space Hoppers 8:30am Bear Behaving Badly 8:55am Shaun the Sheep 9:00am Gimme a Break 9:30am Me and My Monsters 10:00am Friday Download 11:00am Something for the Weekend 12:30pm Great British Menu 1:30pm MotoGP 3:00pm Tennis

7:00am Signed Stories 7:10am Boblins 7:20am Fireman Sam 7:30am Chloe's Closet 7:40am Fluffy Gardens 7:50am Jungle Junction 8:00am Jungle Junction 8:15am Annabel's Kitchen 8:25am Monk 8:35am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 8:45am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 9:00am The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 9:25am May the Best House Win 10:25am Dickinson's Real Deal 11:25am 60 Minute Makeover 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Dinner Date 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 2:35pm Britain Does the Funniest Things 3:05pm Britain's Got Talent Final

6:25am Countdown 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am That Paralympic Show 8:05am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:30am Ge Strathclyde Park Triathlon 9:00am New Look Style the Nation 9:25am Friends 9:50am Hollyoaks Omnibus 12:25pm The Saturdays 1:00pm Friends 1:30pm Video Exclusive 1:35pm The Simpsons 2:05pm The Simpsons 2:40pm Four in a Bed 3:10pm Four in a Bed 3:40pm Four in a Bed

7:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 7:25am Fireman Sam 7:40am Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends 7:50am Elmo's World 8:05am Chiro 8:10am Mio Mao 8:20am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 8:30am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Hana's Helpline 9:00am Little Princess 9:10am Milkshake Monkey 9:15am The Adventures of Bottletop Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 9:45am Rupert Bear: Follow the Magic 10:00am Olivia 10:15am The Mr. Men Show 10:30am Gerald McBoing Boing 11:00am Chinese Food in Minutes 11:15am McFly on the Wall 11:45am Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 12:45pm D-Day: The Ultimate Conflict 2:50pm Mission to Mars

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7:10pm Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the ingenious engineering connections behind new buildings and machines. 8:00pm Top Gear Motoring magazine programme that tests and reviews the latest models of cars on the market, as well as covering older 'classic' models and news in the motoring world. 9:00pm Murray Walker - Life in the Fast Line 10:00pm Coast A journey around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering stories that have made us the island nation we are today. 11:00pm The Damned United The story of Brian Clough's 44-day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club in 1974. When Don Revie quit Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Brian Clough took charge. Determined to impose his own style upon Revie's tough tackling team, Clough soon alienated his players and the board. Based on the book by David Pearce.

5:05pm Britain's Got Talent Results 5:35pm Midsomer Murders 7:35pm Regional News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm The Royal 9:00pm Popstar to Operastar 10:00pm Scott and Bailey 11:00pm Popstar to Operastar 11:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:45pm The Constant Gardener Mystery drama about a widower who, haunted by remorse, is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's brutal murder, big business, and corporate corruption. He will stop at nothing to expose the truth about what happened.

4:15pm Four in a Bed 4:45pm Four in a Bed 5:15pm Deal or No Deal 6:20pm Channel 4 News 6:45pm 4thought.tv 6:50pm Home Alone 3: Lost in New York 9:00pm The Hotel 10:00pm Role Models David Wain's critically lauded comedy stars Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as a pair of irresponsible salesmen who find themselves acting as very unlikely role models for two wayward kids. Danny and Wheeler make their living promoting a high-energy drink to pupils as a wholesome alternative to drugs. The job fits perfectly with uber-slacker Wheeler's rock'n'roll lifestyle, while cynical Danny, who's focus is his girlfriend Beth, feels underused and that his life is dribbling away. However, neither men can find the motivation to grab life by the scruff - until, one day, they crash their truck and are given the choice between jail or community service. They choose the latter, becoming mentors to a 10year-old breast-obsessed lad called Ronnie and teenage role-play gamer Augie. It's difficult to tell whose behaviour is worse, the children or the 'adults', but a hilarious battle of wills ensues, which will have a meaningful outcome for each of the quartet.

5:00pm 5 News 5:05pm Kelly's Heroes 8:00pm Cricket: England v Sri Lanka Test Series Highlights from Lord's of the second of a threematch Test series with Sri Lanka. 8:55pm Shanghai Noon Jackie Chan plays a Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. 11:00pm Rambo Retired warrior John Rambo is persuaded back into his old ways when a group of aid workers he ferried into Burma are captured.

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By Wendy Lawrenson THE popular Torrevieja Pipes and Drums were pleased to be invited to join in the historical recreation of The Battle of Almansa (1707). This year’s event was held over Easter weekend and, as in previous years, the heavens opened, but rain did not dampen the high spirits of the participants. Held over two days, by the second day the troops were caked in mud but not the pipers and drummers, who in their usual immaculate style had risen early to polish and shine their footwear. The Torrevieja Pipes and Drums marched through the main road and assembled on the battlefield where their highland dancer, Mark delighted the spectators with his display. With the sound of cannon fire the reenactment began. The Battle, described as one of the most important battles of the War of the Spanish Succession, was between the Bourbon army, composed of mainly French and Spanish troops, and the allied forces of Portugal, Britain and the United Provinces. The death of Charles II, with no offspring, had created a problem of succession to the Spanish throne. The Bourbon army, under the command of the Duke of Berwick, defeated the allied troops led by the Earl of Galway. The Battle, which took place on April 25, 1707, has been described

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The Torrevieja Pipes and Drums joined the historical recreation of the Battle of Almansa.

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as, “Probably the only battle in history in which the British forces were commanded by a Frenchman, the French by a Briton.” “One sad day of death” was followed by “years of famine” as the people of Almansa suffered the consequences of the war, their houses were raided and their cattle stolen.

Now, over 300 years later the townsfolk come out in force to witness the reenactment. With the troops decked out in full costumes, anyone wishing to follow the parade through the town has only to dress appropriately. At least the annual event, unlike the original Battle, has a positive effect on the town of Almansa with

the hotels and guest houses fully booked and bars and restaurants enjoying increased sales. An outdoor market added more flavour to the event with typical Spanish dishes on offer. The poor weather did not dampen the spirits of all those who took part or the spectators who enjoyed a historical weekend.

THE Torrevieja Branch of TRBL would like to thank all members, prospective members and guests, who have attended monthly Branch Meetings this year. This has been particularly difficult because we have had to change the location several times (for unexpected reasons, beyond our control) and yet our membership has continued to grow. This is due almost entirely to the efforts of our existing members. June sees the last meeting the ‘summer holiday’, (in July and August;) on Friday, June 10 at the Catorce Restaurant, Benijofar, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The meeting will last no more than one hour.


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SUPER-INJUNCTIONS have been the topic of conversation recently. A cretin footballer tried to take one out after having an affair (we all know who that is now) but do you think celebs should be allowed to take out an injunction? Being from a family that had a public divorce* - it is horrible. It is probably one of the worst things that could happen because everyone knows why your parents have split up and they’ve seen pictures of the other woman who was involved. My brother was at school which was worse because kids are quite mean when they want to be. We couldn’t leave the house for almost two weeks. There were members of the press sitting outside my home who would ring on the door bell every 10 minutes to try and get answers, which drives you mad as it is. We had no food, and the animals had no food. Whenever someone came over to the house they would get bombarded with questions, which if you’re not ready for is a very scary thing to happen. If it wasn’t bad enough you’re stuck in your own home and not able to leave to see your friends or

By Peter Fieldman HOW far is the distance between revolution and capitalism? Last week it was little more than three kilometres. That is the distance that separated the anti-capitalist demonstration in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol central square and the city’s Palacio de los Deportes, sports arena, where the country’s right wing party, the PP were holding their final meeting before the May 22 elections. But they might as well have been on different planets. While the right wing politicians received a rapturous welcome from their supporters, for two weeks thousands of young Spaniards have been camped in the centre of the city to voice their discontent over the financial crisis and economic policies that have left them without either jobs or a future. It is the result of pent up frustration and anger of the most educated generation in history faced with a system that denies them the opportunity to use their skills.

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get some more cigarettes – which was horrific – I wouldn’t wish for any family to go through what we all went through. As horrible as it was for everyone involved unfortunately it’s just one of those things: if you are in the public eye and you cheat on your partner there are consequences involved and not just for you, but your whole family. The idea of a super-injunction is just ridiculous.

If you are in the public eye and you cheat, there are consequences. It’s basically giving people with money a chance to do whatever they like and pay to get away with it. Why should someone who’s famous or has lots of money be able to put a super-injunction in place to cover up the wrong they’ve done? The answer – they shouldn’t. Even though our whole ordeal was horrible, as is for any family, with the likes of Twitter and Facebook it’s never been so easy for names to fly around the internet

linking them to a scandal, so what is the point of wasting money on a super-injunction if it’s only going to create attention around it? I think we all know the moral of the story here: don’t do something you don’t want other people to know about. And if you do, at least let them know before someone else on Twitter finds out! * Fia’s father is English radio and television broadcaster Chris Tarrant, best known for hosting ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

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campers remained in good humour, making the event seem more like a mini Woodstock than a political protest. So far the police, with the exception of Barcelona’s, have acted with restraint too. They are angels compared with the heavily armed French CRS who turn out in force for every Paris demonstration.

The Puerta del Sol is a symbol, the epicentre of Spain. Thousands of curious visitors filled the square every day to learn what the protests are all about from the thousands of banners and messages plastered on walls and columns around the square and covering the glass

panels of the new entrance to the Sol Metro station. The square had been transformed into a gigantic open air free library and art gallery. There is nothing original about the basic message which is aimed at the politicians and of course bankers calling for an end to greed and more democracy to

create a fairer society. There is also a strong message to the main parties to get to grips with the endemic corruption and impunity that has spread across the political spectrum. The movement called 15-M, since it began on 15 May, has now spread via the net to almost every major city in Spain as well as across Europe. The political leaders of the Western nations were unanimous in praising the Arab Spring aimed at removing dictators, ending corruption of the ruling class and giving more freedom to the people. It remains to be seen whether they will accept a European Spring designed to end corruption by the ruling class and give more freedom to the people closer to home.

Peter Fieldman is a writer who lives in Madrid. He is the author of the historical novel ‘1066 The Conquest’ published in the UK last year to coincide with the possibility of another King William on the throne 1,000 years on.

‘Sexy’ golf CHINESE women’s golf is undergoing a makeover to give it wider appeal, with some players photographed in bikinis and one tournament introducing a beauty contest. Players are urged to ‘show their beautiful side.’

Web mess A RUSSIAN language website which copies the livery of US network CNN is causing confusion. It calls itself an ‘unofficial site’ and notes that its translations are automatic so ‘mistakes are possible’.

Jail juice MEXICAN police dismantled a fullystocked bar, complete with two billiards tables, that had been operating inside a jail.

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BASED on Sara Gruen’s acclaimed bestseller, ‘Water for Elephants’ the film is the story of an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. During the Great Depression, Jacob, a penniless and recentlyorphaned veterinary school student, parlays his expertise with animals into a job with a secondrate travelling circus. He meets and falls in love with Marlena, one of the show’s star performers, but their romance is GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) This is your week to sparkle and show how clever you are. Why be modest? Let others know what you are capable of; your talents will come out sooner or later. Don't be embarrassed when paid a compliment, for it is richly deserved. You have put on a jolly good show of late and it is now time to listen to the applause.

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an undying love despite everything they have against them. Luckily, Christoph Waltz, as Marlena’s husband, brings a little fire to the movie, but the production focuses more on the love triangle between the three characters than it does on portraying what life with a circus was like in that era, and the special connections which can be made between humans and animals.

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Born June 3, 1986, Rafa Nadal is a Spanish tennis player. His took part in his first official competition when he was just nine years old and won. He later became the youngest player in history to win an ATP match at the age of 15. At 24 he became the youngest player to get the Career Golden Slam (four Grand Slam tournaments and n Olympic Gold medal).

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)

Is there a chance that you are burying your head in the sand? It is likely that something happening right in front of you is being overlooked or ignored. You are able to deal with this more easily than you think. Just take one step at a time and stick to your plan. Simply telling someone what to do instead of asking them to do it can work wonders.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) This is not a time to take anyone for granted. At this time of the year people tend to look at their situation and ask if they are getting

enough out of it. Neglecting someone now could store up a lot of problems for the future. Avoid doing anything that could lead to you being blamed later.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Now is your chance to go straight for what you want. The shock of having this opportunity could cause you to hesitate. Do bear in mind, though, that he who hesitates is often lost. The temptation to keep something for yourself is not selfish but sensible. You may not have the chance again in the near future.

SU DOKU

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: There are few areas where you can go badly wrong for the rest of this year. Finance is one of them and it is important to keep tabs on your spending. The second is love.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) A big change means big chances, so don't let small things get you down. In the past six months you have come a long way. You are not back where you started. You are being given the chance to start again, but this time you have far more experience..

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Challenges that do not please you are inevitable. That does not mean that your attitude towards them could not change. Indeed, unless you want to continue to be upset, it must. Luckily, you have mostly had your own way recently. Try to be a good loser when you have to accept second best.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) You have a chance to give someone great delight, so why not go ahead? Your insecure side tells you that it is too good to be true and there must be a catch. Why should there be? This is a situation that you may relax into as only you know how.

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.

PISCES (Febraury 20 - March 20) Don't look for spooks in the closet when there are none. Not only does it look silly but it wastes good time. Basing your actions on past disappointments can only lead to more of the same. Show confidence in others and they will show it in you. Sometimes, your patience wears thin but it is in your best interests to remain calm.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

21 - 9

Madrid

23 - 16

Benidorm 22 - 16

Alicante 23 - 16

21 - 16

Malaga Almeria

23 - 14

Mallorca

REST OF THE WEEK Alicante:

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Is someone that you are closely involved with trying to drive a hard bargain? Are you surprised at the amount of time and energy that they are throwing at it? It could be that they are more passionate about it than you realised.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) You have been learning about certain people very fast. Do you feel as though you are in the middle of a soap opera? With the summer sun high, it is possible that passions will fire up. Everything seems to revolve round one person and it is upsetting everything else. Try to spend more time with people who have a warmth and generosity about them.

TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 22C, MIN 16C Fri - 22 16 Sh Mon - 26 18 Sh Sat -23 17 Sh Tues - 26 19 Cl Sun - 24 17 Sh Wed - 26 19 Cl

Almeria TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 21C, MIN 16C Fri - 21 16 Sh Mon - 23 17 Sh Sat - 22 17 Cl Tues - 23 18 Cl Sun - 22 17 Cl Wed - 24 18 Cl

Barcelona TODAY: SHOWER MAX 19C, MIN 13C Fri - 22 14 Cl Mon - 24 17 Sh Sat -23 15 Cl Tues - 24 17 Cl Sun - 24 16 Sh Wed - 25 17 Cl

Benidorm: TODAY: CLEAR MAX 23C, MIN 16C Fri - 22 16 Cl Mon - 27 17 Sh Sat -24 17 Sh Tues - 27 19 Cl Sun - 25 18 Sh Wed - 27 19 Cl

Madrid: TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 21C, MIN 9C Fri - 21 11 Sh Mon - 26 15 Sh Sat -22 12 Sh Tues - 27 16 S Sun - 24 13 Sh Wed - 26 16 S

Malaga: TODAY: CLEAR, MAX 23C, MIN 16C Fri - 23 16 Cl Mon - 24 17 Cl Sat -23 17 Cl Tues - 24 17 Cl Sun - 23 17 Cl Wed - 24 18 S

Mallorca: TODAY: SHOWER, MAX 23C, MIN 14C Fri - 24 14 S Mon - 27 16 Sh Sat -26 16 Cl Tues - 28 17 S Sun - 27 16 S Wed - 27 17 S C Cloud, S Sun, Sn Snow,

Cl Clear,

Fog,

Sh Showers, Th Thunder

LOTTERY UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

UK THUNDERBALL

IRISH LOTTO

EURO MILLIONS

LA PRIMITIVA

EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA

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Saturday May 28

Saturday May 28

Friday May 27

Saturday May 28

Sunday May 29

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CRYPTIC Across 1 Fought against new pop odes (7) 5 Resists US money (5) 8 Former prince and school head elaborates (7) 9 Sheʼs caught in the beam (5) 10 A society role model is buried in Austria (5) 11 Where workers make a pile? (7) 12 To begin with Richard acted cautiously in silencing troubled bigot (6) 14 Can the deity, or is he a fake? (3,3) 17 A hundred on the back seat of a carriage fall to pieces (7) 19 Wash thoroughly inside disc rubber (5) 22 Beyond revised route (5) 23 Block wild knockout clout (7) 24 The knight at the meadow sounds uncivil (5) 25 In case you can meet us, can you call us in Italy (7) Down 1 On time in public (5) 2 Scottish player to defeat queen (5) 3 Records the unmarried ones (7) 4 Some nudism album photos are depressing (6) 5 Only in best muddle (5) 6 A telling off about a concealment (7) 7 Shot at, heʼd sell in confusion (7)

12 Assesses damaged conkers (7) 13 Oppose the nobleman and the monarch (7) 15 Bugs fashionable religious orders (7) 16 Fanatic Zionist leader gets a lot after the end of June (6) 18 ʻCrazy Gangʼ following Bud, initially (5) 20 Spanish river, yes, but itʼs German wine (5) 21 Debut tympanist is holding a sandwich (5)

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SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Scenario, 7 Twirl,

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

8 On the menu, 9 Coo, 10 Pack, 11 Ramble, 13 Tidies, 14 Heated, 17 Smelly, 18 Nero,

Down 1 Instruction booklet (6) 2 Make happy (7) 3 Fidgety (8) 4 Serving dish (4) 5 Nimble (5) 6 Meagre (6) 7 Positive feature (5) 13 Happy-go-lucky (8) 16 Surprise (7) 17 Puts pen to paper (6) 19 Loud (5) 20 Against (6) 22 Obsession (5) 24 Centre (4)

20 Pip, 22 Introvert, 23 Dross, 24 Prisoner. Down: 1 Snoop, 2 Enticed, 3 Aden,

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

4 Iceman, 5 Wince, 6 Allowed, 7 Tumbler, 12 Nemesis, 13 Tripods, 15 Therein, 16 Ulster, 17 Spool, 19 Otter, 21 Cons

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 23 represents L and 18 represents X, so fill in L every time the figure 23 appears and X every time the figure 18 appears. Now using your knowledge of the English language work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

LAST WEEK’S

QUICK Across 1 Unhappiness (6) 4 Ensnares (5) 8 Comments (5) 9 Staying power (7) 10 Pardon (7) 11 Untidiness (4) 12 Twitch (3) 14 Cheerios (4) 15 As well (4) 18 Offence (3) 21 Frolic (4) 23 Function (7) 25 Questionable (7) 26 Formal procedures (5) 27 Disgrace (5) 28 Reschedules (6)

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7 Create, 8 Ceased, 9 Cede, 10 Turnpike, 11 Partner, 13 Defer, 11

12 14

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15 Cagey, 17 Refresh,

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20 Decrease, 21 Care, 23 Mingle, 24 Sketch.

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3 Genteel, 4 Scorn,

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5 Sample, 6 Weakness,

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12 Academic,

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14 Release, 16 Enrage, 18 Racket, 19 Cameo,

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22 Racy.

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1 Zipped, 2 Armies, 3 Agreed, 4 Thread, 5 Sneeze, 6 Cherry, 7 Seated, 8 Lesser, 9 Hotter, 10 Answer, 11 Peeled, 12 Resort, 13 Sweets, 14 Author, 15 Cheese, 16 Listen, 17 Shiver, 8 Senses, 19 Static

7-star quiz MONTH BY MONTH Which month of the year takes its name from…?

2.Unscramble the name of a famous city in Scotland: SINS? NEVER!

Quote

The price of freedom of religion, speech or of the

press, is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish. Robert H Jackson, US Supreme Court justice (1892-1954)

1. The Latin word for ‘open’? 2. The Roman emperor who played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire? 3. The Roman god of doors?

4. The Roman god of war? 5. The Roman goddess of growth and increase? 6. The Roman goddess who was the wife of Jupiter? 7. The Roman purification festival?

1. APRIL, 2. JULY, 3. JANUARY, 4. MARCH, 5. MAY, 6. JUNE, 7. FEBRUARY.

Funagram

1.Unscramble the name of an African country and its capital: I BRAKE, I ANNOY

Access Annoys Attics Beasts BECOME(10) Brains Cancer Coarse Coasts Enters Losses Noises Points Reason Repeat Stamps Static Voices Watery

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Nonagram

10

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Target: Average: 6 Good: 8 Very good: 11 Excellent: 14

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION alto, chat, clot, coat, colt, coot, cote, echt, etch, halt, hate, heat, holt, hoot, late, lath, loot, loth, oath, tach, taco, tael, talc, tale, teal, tech, tole, tool, altho, catch, cheat, cleat, cloth, coact, helot, hotel, latch, lathe, letch, loath, octal, teach, telco, thole, cachet, cahoot, chalet, clothe, loathe, locate, ocelot, CHOCOLATE

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

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7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Wild Tales 8:25am Newsround 8:30am The New Scooby-Doo Show 8:45am LĂŠon 9:00am Basil and Barney's Game Show 9:30am Show Me Show Me 9:55am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Guess with Jess 10:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 10:45am Buzz and Tell 10:50am Big Cook Little Cook 11:10am Little Charley Bear 11:20am ZingZillas 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm The Pink Panther Show 1:00pm The Daily Politics 1:30pm GMT 2:00pm Tennis

7:00am Daybreak Lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifestyle features. 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show deals with family and relationship issues, and also takes a look at the everyday conflicts that affect our lives. 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm 60 Minute Makeover

6:15am Hill Street Blues 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Friends 10:25am Accidentally on Purpose 10:50am Location, Location, Location 11:55am A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Quo Vadis Epic historical drama set in 64AD. After three years at war, General Marcus Vinicius returns home to Rome to further his career and look for a wife.

7:35am Castle Farm 7:40am Igam Ogam 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Bop Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:30am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Milkshake Monkey 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Hana's Helpline 9:50am The Wotwots! 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:05pm The Hotel Inspector 1:00pm Meals in Moments 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:20pm Law and Order 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Vanessa Show

4.00pm - midnight

6:15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Britain's Empty Homes 8:00pm Britain's Secret Seas 9:00pm Springwatch 10:00pm The Country Houses Revealed 11:00pm Lead Balloon Sitcom about Rick Spleen, a disillusioned standup comedian and writer whose career has not gone to plan. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day's important national and international news stories.

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm Animal Kingdom 9:00pm Countrywise Paul Heiney presents a series with memorable scenes drawn from the best of the ITV regions. 10:00pm Injustice A gripping five-part psychological thriller from acclaimed writer Anthony Horowitz. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Falling Down Intense drama about a middle-aged man who reaches breaking point while gridlocked in Los Angeles traffic on a sweltering day. He abandons his car and embarks on a violent spree across town, increasing his arsenal of weapons after each confrontation. A detective who is working his last day with the LAPD before retiring begins receiving reports of the various incidents - and eventually realises that one man links them all.

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 Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Four Rooms 10:00pm The Fairy Jobmother Fairy Jobmother Hayley Taylor is back, helping to get Britain's unemployed back to work. 11:00pm Jamie's Food Revolution Hits Hollywood Jamie Oliver is in Los Angeles, trying to get to grips with America's junk food addiction. He's been banned from school kitchens across the city, so instead he's working as a cookery teacher at West Adams High School, the only school that would let him film. He allows his class to pick whatever snack they want, healthy or junk, but then explains how many calories are in each item and what they'll need to do to burn them off.

4:05pm Animal Rescue Squad 4:20pm Chinese Food in Minutes 4:25pm A Gunfighter's Pledge 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:25pm OK! TV 7:55pm 5 News at 7 8:00pm Cricket: England v Sri Lanka Test Series Highlights from Lord's of the second of a threematch Test series with Sri Lanka. Presented by Mark Nicholas with commentary by Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott and Simon Hughes. 9:00pm Supersize Grime Documentary series revealing Britain's biggest and dirtiest clean-up jobs. Meet the team who clean up the massive Twickenham rugby stadium and find out what it takes to tidy up a plane from top to bottom. 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm CSI: Miami Crime drama series following a team of forensic investigators. 11:55pm CSI: Miami Crime drama series following a team of forensic investigators.

1:40am The Zone Our hosts guide you through The Zone, ITV1's new place to shop and play. 3:45am Crossing Jordan 4:30am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News

12:05am Misfits 1:10am Pokerstars.Co.UK European Poker Tour 2:10am Fim Superbike World Championship 2011 2:40am Dunlop Msa Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain 2011 3:05am Mobil 1 The Grid 3:35am KOTV Boxing Weekly 4:00am Ge Strathclyde Park Triathlon 4:25am FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 5:20am Catching the Impossible 6:15am Full Metal Challenge

12:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:50am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel. 5:00am The Family Recipe 5:10am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:35am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:55am County Secrets 6:10am Wildlife SOS 6:35am House Doctor

4:00pm BBC News and Weather 4:01pm Regional News 4:05pm Copycats 4:30pm Deadly 60 Bites 4:40pm Wingin' It 5:00pm Sadie J 5:30pm Blue Peter 5:55pm Shaun the Sheep 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm The Weakest Link 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm Poor Kids

12:35am The Lock Up 1:05am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:10am Children's Craniofacial Surgery Series following the surgeons of the Oxford Craniofacial Unit and the children they treat. 2:10am Women, Weddings, War and Me 3:10am DIY SOS 4:10am Great British Railway Journeys 4:40am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm The World's Strictest Parents 10:00pm Our War 11:10pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 11:40pm Angry Boys 12:10am Angry Boys 12:40am Family Guy 1:02am Family Guy 1:25am Our War 2:35am Angry Boys 3:05am Angry Boys 3:35am The World's Strictest Parents 4:35am Two Pints Out-Takes 5:05am Total Wipeout

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12:15am Weather The latest weather information. 12:20pm D-Day to Berlin Dramadocumentary series narrated by Sean Bean about the struggle to defeat Hitler's Third Reich. 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Trial of Galileo 9:00pm Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species 10:00pm Botany: A Blooming History 11:00pm Grow Your Own 12:35am Aristotle's Lagoon 1:35am Botany: A Blooming History 2:35am The Trial of Galileo 3:05am Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species 4:05am Botany: A Blooming History

Satellite channels SKY1 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Lion Man 8:30am Lion Man 9:00am Verminators 10:00am Medical Emergency 10:30am Medical Emergency 11:00am House 12:00pm House 1:00pm Stargate Atlantis 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Verminators 4:00pm Wild Vets 4:30pm Wild Vets 5:00pm Oops TV 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm The Simpsons 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm Planet of the Apes 12:20am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Adrenalinefuelled documentary following Britain's police. 1:20am Fringe It seems to be the beginning of the end when Walternate figures out how to save Over There. 2:20am Night Cops 3:10am Stargate Atlantis 3:55am Stargate Atlantis 4:40am Myths, Magic and Monsters 5:30am Airline 5:55am Bite Size Brainiac 6:10am Don't Forget the Lyrics

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:35am To be or Not to be 7:25am The Monster Squad 8:55am Four Christmases 10:35am Extract 12:10pm Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

1:50pm Tangled Family Show Special 2:20pm I Love You Phillip Morris

5:50pm Terminator 3: Judgment Day 8:15pm Legion 10:00pm Mercury Rising

4:00pm Observe and Report 5:40pm Race to Witch Mountain 7:20pm Extract 9:00pm Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 10:45pm I Love You Phillip Morris

12:00am Terminator Salvation 2:00am Terminator 3: Judgment Day 4:20am Avenging Force 6:10am Angel Flight Down

12:30am Four Christmases 2:05am Observe and Report 3:35am The Hangover 2 Special 3:55am The Monster Squad 5:25am Race to Witch Mountain

6:00am Apache 8:00am It Happened at the World's Fair 10:05am Gigi 12:30pm Bed of Roses 2:20pm Thunder in the Sun

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:10am The Last Song 7:10am The Good Witch's Wedding 8:45am Bright Star 10:45am The Boys are Back 12:35pm Legally Blonde 2:15pm The English Patient 5:00pm Weather Girl 6:40pm The Hustler 9:00pm When Harry Met Sally 10:45pm Angels and Demons 1:10am Mary Reilly 3:05am Forever Strong 5:05am Taps

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:40am The 300 Spartans 7:40am 35mm 8:10am The Bounty 10:30am The Line 12:15pm Bulletproof 1:50pm Mercury Rising 3:50pm Terminator Salvation

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4:00pm G.I.Blues 6:05pm Guns for San Sebastian 8:15pm Bandido 10:00pm Tango and Cash Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are two of LA's finest cops who can't stand each other but when they're wrongfully imprisoned the pair must work together to clear their names and bring down the people responsible. Classic action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. 12:00am Frantic Harrison Ford stars in Roman Polanski's breathtaking thriller involving a man's desperate search for his missing wife. Paris provides the backdrop to the film's visual beauty and extra atmosphere is added with a superb score by Ennio Morricone. 2:10am Tango and Cash 3:50am Teleshopping 4:20am Teleshopping 6:00am The Screening Room 6:25am Thunder in the Sun


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7:00am Wibbly Pig 7:10am Dipdap 7:15am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:30am Tinga Tinga Tales 7:45am Octonauts 8:00am Wild Tales 8:25am Newsround 8:30am The New Scooby-Doo Show 9:00am Basil and Barney's Game Show 9:30am Show Me Show Me 9:55am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:05am The Koala Brothers 10:15am Guess with Jess 10:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 10:45am Buzz and Tell 10:50am Big Cook Little Cook 11:10am Little Charley Bear 11:15am ZingZillas 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm Tennis from Queen's

7:00am Daybreak Adrian Chiles and Kate Garraway present the lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifestyle features. 9:30am Lorraine Lorraine Kelly presents a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour as well as the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip. 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather 3:00pm 60 Minute Makeover

6:15am Full Metal Challenge 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Friends 10:25am Accidentally on Purpose 10:50am Location, Location, Location 11:55am A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 1:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 1:05pm Kirstie's Homemade Home 2:05pm Jamie at Home 2:35pm Bullwhip

7:35am Castle Farm 7:40am Igam Ogam 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Milkshake! Bop Box 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Mr. Men Show 8:30am Thomas and Friends 8:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:10am Milkshake Monkey 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:20am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Hana's Helpline 9:50am The Wotwots! 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:05pm The Hotel Inspector 1:00pm Meals in Moments 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:20pm Law and Order 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Vanessa Show

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6:15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Britain's Empty Homes 8:00pm Escape to the Country 8:30pm Springwatch 9:30pm Springwatch Unsprung Springwatch Unsprung is back with more audience-led informal live discussion and debate. 10:00pm Wonderland Long family car journeys. A bit of anticipation. A lot of scenery. And talk. Travels with My Family climbs aboard with four families as they take to the road on journeys which are momentous and trivial, touching and funny. In the process the film unravels some of the preoccupations and secrets of the British family. Kerry Lewis and his three young sons are driving to the Isle of Wight, but this is no ordinary trip. 11:00pm The Apprentice: You're Fired! This week's task of making money from rubbish ended with someone being dumped. Hear what they have to say to comedian Kevin Bridges, rubbish entrepreneur Jason Moore and Apprentice fan Arlene Phillips. 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Jeremy Paxman.

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Be prepared for weather changes WHAT happens when God purses his lips to blow some wind and there’s nothing coming out of His mouth? Take yesterday, for example. Chugging along like a train we were, then, nowt. Nada. Zilch. From a healthy five to six knots to absolute zero in 90 seconds. Ah, then it’s time to deploy the ‘iron sail’. Yes, sir! When the elements don’t play ball, drop the outboard motor and head for port. We can’t predict a change in conditions but we can prepare for it. Maintaining an outboard should be as basic as it gets. Oil. Petrol. Spark plugs. Keep a spare bottle of oil on board. A small emergency fuel tank. A new replacement spark plug and that’s as prepared as it gets. When I took my RYA Day Skipper Course with Captain Richard Plaster in Torrevieja, it was de rigueur that we checked the engine thoroughly before setting sail. I personally run the outboard for a few minutes before casting off, listening for any rev changes, making sure she’ll be reliable if needed. However, if sailing doesn’t do it for you and you like the power boat shape of things, then Richard Plaster has a course which you petrolheads may like to attend. There’s a new RYA Diesel Maintenace Course. He’s just been cleared to provide the necessary tuition, in collaboration with a marine engineering firm in Torry. Captain Plaster explained: “They provide all training and myself the certification. “Originally this was meant to be for young people, like schoolleaving age, but we’ve been getting interest from boat owners, too, which obviously makes sense.” He added: “Anyway, the workshop

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Ugly UGLY! It is ‘funny, touching, and heart warming.’ Networks Theatre in Orihuela are proud to present ‘Ugly’, a cracking musical version for all the family of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. The shows are tomorrow (Friday) at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. “Chicks and old ducks alike will have a great

night’s entertainment,” said Artistic Director Nick Moore who wrote and directed the 11 great songs with a cast of 22. Tickets are €7 for adults, €3.50 for children and students.

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Summer Fete in La Zenia THIS Saturday there will be a large Summer Fete in La Zenia in Orihuela Costa.

Summer Fashion Show A TEAM of volunteers from the AFA Alzheimer’s Association of Torrevieja are busy preparing for the Summer Fashion Show at The Real Club Nautico on Friday June 10 at 5pm. The show begins at 6pm, against the beautiful backdrop of the Torrevieja Marina. The show is likely to run for two hours. Tickets are €5 and will be available at the AFA shop in Calle Maestro Francisco in Torrevieja or on the door on the evening.

For further information call Matilde Sanchez on 647119991 or Judy Ferris on 610082593.

The grand charity event is supporting the Royal British Legion and the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting in the Consum car park in La Zenia at 12pm, members of the Royal British Legion and the various armed forces associations which are based in the area will parade down through the streets of La Zenia and then will march down to The Hop in Calle San Antonio. The Hop will play host to entertainment from various local artists, including Andy McBride as Rod Stewart, TKO DJ Davy Jones, Nick Gold, Celena Deans, Dave Cherry, Thomas and Kara Lumley, who form the duo Caution, TAABS, Rascals, Raquel Peña's ‘Flamenco Para Todos’ Dance Group and the Belles and Beaux. The raffle prizes include two airline tickets to England courtesy of Monarch Airways as well as many other great prizes. For further information or donations to our raffle please contact Eddie Coleman on 646 228 092 or Lynne Zaber on 616 331 045.


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2 - 8 June 2011 www.euroweeklynews.com NIGHT OUT PROMOTIONS was formed mid-2010 by husband and wife team Nigel and Gaynor Weekes who have lived here more or less full-time for five years. Nigel being involved with music for as long as he can remember at varied levels from roadie to sound engineer. “Music is my work, my hobby, my passion, my life,” said Nigel. Their idea was to provide the expatriates here in Spain first class entertainment not seen anywhere else in the area, entertainers that are the best at what they do. “We only use the official No.1 tributes in the world; we seek out the best in the world, negotiate terms and then bring them out onto the Costa Blanca to entertain everyone,” explained Nigel. “We insist on seeing each artist perform ourselves before employing them to entertain our customers and ensure that each show staged will be the best our customers have seen here in Spain.” “For us Dylan Cassidy is

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Invasion of a feral cat family Connie’s Pets Corner DEAR CONNIE, l read with interest your article on Tom Cats (Edition 1347). It brought a wry smile to my face, especially the part about some cats being scared to pee/poo in the garden, because my problem is the other side of the coin. Two feral cat families have adopted my garden as their own personal toilet. To add insult to injury they favour the ground adjacent to my areas and under my rotary clothes drier. ln the sunshine after it has rained the smell is very offensive. Also poo under foot is no joke. They walk past my expensive ‘cat scarers’ as if

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they do not exist. How do l dissuade them? Yours sincerely, Philip Wilson.

Dear Philip, Interesting that cat scarers do not work. The type that squirt a jet of water might be better. Get rid of the stink by heavy watering. Pick up poo. Use various proprietary products from garden centres after that. Use a garden hose on

them. If you do this when they can see you they will avoid coming into the garden when you are there. So, as well as doing it openly, do it covertly. Perhaps from a window or behind a bush. Put their poo somewhere where they can go and you can bear it. Make them a latrine. Keep their other latrine areas well watered Best wishes, Connie.


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Facebook for the New software for Windows Phone7 under 13’s FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg plans to push for children under age 13 to be allowed to use the site in the future. In the UK they are currently banned under a voluntary ‘good practice’ code, while in the US this is enforced by laws designed to protect young children. The 27-year-old billionaire creator believes that the restrictions should be lifted due to the ‘educational benefits’ of using the site. “Extensive safety and privacy controls are provided that are tailored to whether children or adults are using the site,” said Facebook. While the average person in their 50’s have fewer than 20 friends, those in their early 20’s often boast more than 1,000 online friends.

MICROSOFT unveiled their new Mango software for Windows Phone7. It boasts a staggering 500 new features in a bid to compete with market dominators Google and Apple. While Microsoft only has a four per cent share of the smartphone operating system market, Google Android has 36 per cent and Apple has 17 per cent. Another strategy to gain a firmer foothold in this market is an alliance with Nokia, who plan to install Mango on all its smartphones from late this year or early 2012 onwards. Mango brings in Internet Explorer9 as the mobile browser, integrated Twitter and LinkedIn feeds as well as access to more than 17,000 downloadable applications.

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Premier Heating: A good time to invest in your property? ONE thing is certain these are unusual times and with so many houses for sale and rent we have to work hard to make our properties a cut above the rest. So if you are trying to sell or need that rental income here are some ideas. Central heating is a must have. We all know that it gets cold on the costas in winter so really central heating is a must. Premier install all types of heating, gas, oil, bio-fuel, solar, and heat pumps. Premier fit normal radiators, low temperature radiators and under-floor systems. For every budget they have a system. Premier also have the latest energy saving devices. For larger installation, by using a Zone Radio Clock you can now

control every room temperature individually, saving up to 60 per cent of fuel costs. All of Premiers installation have a full written guarantee and are backed up by the manufactures’ guarantee, and the technical and spare part service based locally. Please make sure before you fit any boiler that it is covered by a guarantee; especially if it’s coming from England you may find it’s not covered in Spain. You can do this by phoning a distributor in England. You want a heating system with the cheapest running costs possible and to heat your pool all year round at the same time? Ever thought of bio-fuel? Call Premier for more details.

Swimming Pool Heating: Here are some facts for you. Only 3 per cent of Spanish pools are heated compared with 50 per cent of French pools (survey carried out by Zodiac Pools). We spend hundreds of euros and then we use them for 10 weeks a year. Premier install good quality low voltage pool heaters especially designed for the Mediterranean climate. And if it’s the running costs that are putting you off what about solar? Premier have fully automated systems controlled by a central clock. Made by top manufactures, Junkers Bosch, Ariston, Buderus they don’t cost as much as you think and Premier will be pleased to give you a computerised calculation to show exactly


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The wonders of Woodworks Direct WITH such a pleasant climate throughout the year, it’s no wonder that we choose to spend more time in our garden than anywhere else. Spanish properties can often appear quite plain and clinical from the outside. However, with a world of inspired ideas for a charming finish to your garden or terrace, you can quickly make your home your own with thanks to Woodworks Direct. Serving clients up and down the coast from Alicante North to Estepona, the company prides itself on providing distinctive garden structures at affordable prices, and using only the finest quality materials to complete the job. They specialise in the manufacture of pergolas, lean-to’s, car ports and other useful structures,

You can quickly make your home look special with pergolas from Woodworks Direct. which are supplied in a user-friendly kit form, so very simple to erect even for the DIY phobic’s amongst us, and as the name suggests, delivered directly to your door. Aside from providing a pretty addition in the garden, pergolas offer a plethora of functions, also creating a pleasant seating area, or walkway. Woodworks Direct hosts a range of styles and sizes,

which are custom-made to the client’s requirements, using fine, solid timber. Another way to create shade is with the addition of a decorative lean-to, which are perfect for chilling out or keeping things cool while you work. To view some of the work visit www.woodworksdirect.com. For further information call: 649 540 016. Email: info@woodworksdirect.com.


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Only the names really change AS local election fever dies down in Spain, I ask myself: what makes some people choose politics as a career? No doubt there are genuine idealists who want to bring about a fairer, society, but I fear there are also many who see it merely as a reasonably well-paid job which, as an added attraction, carries a vague ego-massaging caché. Sadly, I suspect that even those who do go into politics with the best of intentions must sometimes find their principles diluted by the self-serving attitudes of some of their colleagues. I watch the news on television, listen to the radio, and read the newspapers here in Spain, and also in the UK, and I see, as the months and years go by, that almost the only changes are the names of the protagonists.

By Jim Collins

In most ‘democratic’ countries, parliaments consist of two main parties, each blaming the other for the dire state of the economy, poor social and health services, and runaway unemployment figures. The opposition berates the government for all these failings, especially the last, implying that they have a great scheme that, once they are in power and in a position to implement it, will produce more jobs. Of course, these opposition politicians aren’t going to explain how this might be achieved, maybe because they don’t want the other side seizing upon the plan and claiming it as their own. Or could it be,

perhaps, that there is no miracle cure? ‘Holding your cards close to your chest’ in this way is all very well if you’re playing poker, but not so admirable when your actions have the effect of keeping thousands of people standing, almost without hope, in the dole queue. Prices rise, public transport falls further and into chaos, but what do those climbing the political ladder know, or even care, about these things when they have their chauffeurs, parliamentary salaries, and expenses? Perhaps there should be a law preventing anyone from standing for parliament until they have worked for a recognised trade or profession, with ‘refresher breaks’ now and then to keep them on their toes. That might thin the ranks.


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Qualified Tradesman. Air Conditioning, electrical, plumbing, satellite, fencing, painting, balustrades & general maintenance. Small jobs welcome. Torrevieja & surrounding areas 965 328 361/680 934 549 (1351T)

Fully fitted out unit in the busy La Zenia 11 Commercial Centre 10,000 Euros complete Tel 619 521 222 (1355t) BUSINESS FOR SALE/OPPORTUNITIES. 10 COLD DRINK/SNACK VENDING MACHINES SITED €39,900. EXCELLENT CASH INCOME, NO OVERHEAD, OPERATE FROM HOME ONE DAY WEEKLY.€31,000 NETT YEARLY. 25 PRINGLE MACHINES SITED €14,900. GUARANTEED €250 PER WEEK NETT. 965326442 / 659696455. (1355M) GREAT OPPORTUNITY due to imminent retirement. Well established local full colour MAGAZINE BUSINESS FOR SALE on the Costa Blanca.Run from home by Husband and Wife team.Monthly production. phone 690 22 22 73 (1358T)

Caravans Sun Roller Queen 4 bed 1,500 Euros. Loads of extras including awning stabilizer, heater hot water and more. Worth more that purchase price. Javea area 965 791 241 / 679 394 657 CARAVANS WANTED TO BUY, for less than 3000 euros 966 726 577/676 270 620 (1357A)

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FANTASTIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY well established & well known second hand shop & lady’s boutique for sale inc all fixtures & fittings. All stock, together with van QUICK SALE MUST BE SEEN WAS 55,000€ NOW ONLY 47,000€ Tel: 626 253 569 (1360a)

ROUNDABOUT CHARITY SHOP. We are now into summer and very soon we will be feeling the heat! It is time therefore for another visit to the shop where you might find a bargain or two. Choose from the clothing selection, jewellery, household goods, books or bric a brac. There is usually something there for everyone —- but not always. Charitable donations have recently been made to The Alzheimers Centre, Cancer Research and The Amigos Ambulance Service. We still need your help with donations etc. Please keep them coming in! During July and August the shop will only be open Wednesday to Saturday from 09.30 until 13.00

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House Clearances and light removals. Cash paid for white goods, furniture, bric a brac, almost anything Tel Bill 676 527 348 or Rita 676 527 186 (1353t) Welding Equipment for sale. Free-standing pillar drill upto 30mm, Band Saw cuts to 250x150mm Tube / Flat roller rolls upto 50mm box. All single phase. All for just 2500€ Telephone 966 191 740 or 676 660 381 (1352a) HOUSE CLEARANCES Cash Paid Removals and Deliveries Bric–a-Brac Tel Sam 966 773 711 / 627 177 511 (1386t) KUBOTO 3 TON MINI DIGGER 3 buckets new rubber tracks 7,000 euros Pinoso area 646 164 896 POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 www.spainpool.com

BAHA 260 WEEKENDER 9.75 metres 30 feet fully equipped 2 berth single diesel engine 17,000 Euros ono 615 464 852 (1351t)

I BUY RECORDS 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. Best prices for good records. Tel: 622 750 117 / 962 851 809 (1355a)

Barbecue Shop BUY ONLINE from Spain’s only specialist www.thebbqshop.es 965 836 607 / 608 412 641 (1359a)

AECC Torrevieja Branch:Contra el Cancer, C/La Calera 2, (Wednesday mornings only) ring 96 571 6679. AECC are continually looking for people able to organise concerts or other fundraising events in aid of AECC. Even in times of recession AECC still provides services such as early detection of cancer and hospital visiting for those undergoing treatment. Please call AECC on 965 716679, Elizabeth on 966 798296 or Bea (La Marina) 966 796004 if you can help in any way. AECC are always in need of items suitable for use as tombola prizes. Please do not throw away any unwanted pesetas. Visit the AECC English-Language Website for further information about all aspects of AECC in the Torrevieja area: www.aecctorrevieja.org

Second hand rentals from 8 Euros per day all inclusive Amigo Cars 622 684 486 (1386t) Carwiser rent a car long & short term call Dave 659 997 788 / 965 971 866 or email paintwiser@ya hoo.co.uk (1354t)

Charities/Churches ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS ALCOHOL COSTING YOU MORE THAN MONEY? Drinking to excess not only affects your health it can spill over into every other aspect of your life – damaging everything that is important to you. English-speaking AA meetings are held throughout the Costa Blanca from Valencia City to Murcia. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or discuss a possible drinking problem contact Costa Blanca North: *648 169 045* or Costa Blanca South: *625 912 078*. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. AA in German: 645 456 075; Spanish: 96 521 9471; Flemish: 635 047 053; and Scandinavian: 659 779 222. www.aa-costablan ca.org

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 CHURCH ON THE WAY Meeting every Sunday in the Hotel La Laguna Los Olivos room at 11am. Open to Christians and non Christians. Come along and find the true meaning to life. Contact Pastor Janet 966 712 584 mobile 666 001 543 Reg: 1265 SG section A The 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. The Medium is Sammy Fitzsimmons – Sunday 9th May. Contact Wendy on 965 323 028. ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION, TORREVIEJA, meet at 17.30 on the first Wednesday of each month at Los Arcos Restaurant, Avenida Baleares.Torrevieja. Contact Chairman Mike Wright on 966 188 701 or Margaret Forshaw,Secretary 966 921 996

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www.euroweeklynews.com HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality. 24 hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10 am and 1:30 pm or online at www.helpvegabaja.com. For emergencies 24 hr helpline 965 704 282

HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality. 24 hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10 am and 1:30 pm or online at www.helpvegaba ja.com. For emergencies 24 hr helpline 965 704 282

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Orihuela Costa - covering from Punta Prima to San Javier. The branch meets at Olympia restaurant, Mil Palmeras on 3rd Thursday of each month at 19.00 -19.30 pm. more info can be found on branch website www.orihuelacostarbl.co.uk.

TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets each Friday 3pm to 5pm in The Annex, (behind Age Concern Centre), Calle Paganini, Urb. La Siesta. Our aim is to support stroke survivors and their carers by a range of facilities from speech therapy, rehabilitation exercise, group discussion etc. For info: Louie 96 671 8964 or Carol, Secretary: 96 676 5488, e-mail: strokesupportgroup@hotmail.com Donations and further voluntary helpers are needed and guest speakers with relevant knowledge or experience are very welcome.

THE BAKER FOUNDATION for SPIRITUAL AWARENESS. 16 Nicolas De Bussi Ave, Playa Flamenca. Sunday Service every week 11a.m. to 12 noon, everyone welcome. For further details please phone/fax 966 760 665 THE R.B.L. has arrived in Ciudad Quesada with the opening of a new Lodge. The Philip Scott Lodge No 10671. For further information please call the secretary, Kevin Dent: 626 664 101. CHARITY BOOK STALL PEGO THURSDAY MARKET. Selection of over 500 books, all proceeds given to the elderly/disabled of Pego and local Animal Rescue. More stock always required please contact Chrissie 965 977 228/617 647 395 THE ANGLICAN CHURCH, La Fustera. For more info: contact Frank Bentley on 966 495 188 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (MABS) MURCIA/MAR MENOR Help and support is just a phone call away, Avda Rio Nalón, Tel: 693 275 779 or 968 432 525 Pilar Christian Community Church has moved to: Calle Canalejas, 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service 11am,& Thursday at 5pm for Bible study and Prayer. All welcome from any church background or none. Info: PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@gmail.com or Eddie on 966 769 300 / 650 509 606

THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. Former & serving aircrews of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are welcome to join this convivial & friendly organisation, now in its 21st year. www.acacostablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042 HELP MMM CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Appointments for cervical, breast and prostate screening in the Murcia area, please ring 680 393 257 THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JAVEA BRANCH meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month@ Scallops Rest on the Arenal at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend as a visitor and join the branch if they wish. Anyone needing any help or advise on Welfare, or any information regarding the branch can contact either Sheila on 965791270 or Roger on 96 5790123

CAMPELLO CONTRA CANCER in conjunction with AECC Association Español Contra Cancer has opened a charity shop at C/Virgen de los Desamparados No 13 (next door to Mas y mas) El Campello. The shop is open Mon-Fri 10 - 2pm and is run by unpaid volunteers and all monies raised goes to the AECC. We urgently need donations of clothes, books, large and small furniture etc, and we will arrange collection of large items. We need volunteers to help out in the shop and also clothes rails, shelves etc. for display. Please support your local Cancer charity and if you wish to obtain literature or simply talk to someone. Please stop by at the shop. Contact Mina or Trisha. Tel 650 071 278 or 610 921 413. e-mail aecc_campel lo@hotmail.com International Christian Assembly Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja Evangelical non-denominational Sunday services 11am Children’s church 11am House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. Pastor, Rafael Restrepo All nationalities welcome 966 799 273 // 660 127 276.

Chimney Sweep HOME FROM HOME. Professional chimney sweep. Family run business Telephone 660 478 881 (1361t)

Classes Jewellery Course Learn to make your own silver jewellery for yourself as gifts or to sell. Workshops coming soon. www.bespokejew ellery.net/courses.html Debbie 690 179 548 (1353a)

Cleaning A1 SPECIALIST CLEANING. Carpets, upholstery, 15 years experience 965 058 177 / 697 511 071 marc1961@hotmail.co.uk.... www.a1specialistcleaning.com

Computers PC Repairs & Upgrades in your own home. No job to small call Clive 648 883 202 /966260403 (1359t)

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

CompuRed Computers – Computers, Mobiles, Internet, Hotspot, etc. Come and see us at La Zenia roundabout in the CC Zenia Golf. 966 761 647 (1355t) Sol Computers Computer repairs in Alicante region Call Richard 966 699 477 (1367t)

Dining Club NAVARNS SINGLE DINING CLUB live music great evening out over 50´s 15kms radius of Torrevieja Janet 667 863 494 (1364t)

Electrician UK ELECTRICIAN Fully qualified all aspects of electrical work. N o w i n s t a l l i n g I C P switch meeting iberdrola requirements Free quotes. Call Alan 965 725 445 / 616 226 083 (1357t) ELECTRICIAN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE on the Costa Blanca. Electrical upgrades, Meter boxes moved to boundaries. Rewiring with all paperwork issued. Installation of ICP switch and box for Iberdola requirements Tel: Mark 608 669 165 or 965 831 082 (1355a)

Glass Curtains Glass Curtains create more living space. Reasonable prices. For a free estimate tel 646 111 825 (1353t)

Gold Gold wanted highest price paid beat any other offer 686 058 684 (1377t)

Health & Beauty SALT’S BAY INSURANCE BROKERS. Call now for your competitive quotes on insurance for: motor (UK & Spanish plates), household, life, private medical, travel and more. Policies in English. Tel: 965 706 394 E-mail info@saltsbay.com (1352a)

CHIROPODIST, BRITISH REGISTERED. Home visits. In-growing toenails, Corns, Callous, etc. 626 967 367 (1360a)

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

Flowers KELLY¨S FLYING FLOWERS BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS delivered to the UK. Payment by credit/debit card Order NOW call 965 761 595 www.candi dawright.com(1352a) advert changed and from 1352 only in CBN

Friendship Find Love in the Sun. www.iwant2meetyou.com Brow se for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing Ex-Pats together.

Gardening Free estimates for removing palm trees and or replacing Monteazahar Garden Centre 686 014 700 (1351t)

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TCF is a multi-national English speaking church now located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja. The Sunday Service, including Commun i o n a n d C r e c h e / S u n d ay School, commences at 10.30 am with a Bible Study/Prayer Meeting on We d n e s d ay e ve n i n g s a t 6 . 0 0 p m . Te l e phone 966700391 or call in to the Church any day between 9.00 am until 1.00 pm. Monday t o F r i d ay t o f i n d o u t m o r e about Church activities.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Gran Alacant Branch meets 1st Tuesday of every month at The Norwegian Club on Sierra Mar Urbanisation at 7pm for 7.30pm prompt. For further info contact Barbara Turnbull, Branch Secretary on 608 994 456 or e-mail b_dmt1966@yahoo.co.uk

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SALES REMOVALS & purchases of single and twin unit mobile homes 630 055 418 (1359t) WE BUY, SELL, REMOVE & transport all sizes & makes of Mobile Homes. Do not be conned by our competitors offering you sale or return terms, We pay CASH prior to removal, We cover the whole of Spain. Can’t sell, rent too high, difficult campsite owner? We are also here to help call us for free advice on 616 250 727 Casas Moviles SCP

Mobile Mechanic British mobile mechanic Quesada and surrounding areas 966 719 825 605 132 304 (1353t) ENGLISH MOBILE MECHANIC 20 years experience servicing and repairs. No job too small. Torrevieja and surrounding areas. Tel: Steve 626 894 379 (1361a)

Mobility SALE AND HIRE OF MOBILITY EQUIPMENT. Telephone Freedom Mobility 968 153 620 www.free dommobilityspain.com (1358a)


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Nursery Hire KIDEASE NURSERY HIRE. Wide range of Children’s Equipment FOR HIRE. FREE DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK. Family business. Tel: 966 764 267/665 124 448 www.kideasenurseryhire.com (1362a)

Pension Tracing RECONDITIONED, repairs & new 2 year warranty. Tel: 951 923 759 (1359a) Fully comprehensive mobility scooter insurance ,the only policy available in spain (underwritten by lloyds of london) dealer inquiries welcome. www.mobilityinsurancespain.com 952584302 • 633127901

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Find that old or forgotten uk pension Could increase your retirement income Contact Richard@pen siontracing.com (1368m)

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. Spanish cars bought and sold. All paperwork done. Mazarron to Torrevieja Vehicles also taken away and legally disposed of patrick hurley@hotmail.com Pat 667 711 380 (1386t) www.specialistvehicles.com New and Used Car Sales throughout Spain now based in San Javier. See our web site for directions. info@specialistvehicles.com 968 146 158 / 618 628 511 (1359t) FIRST CHOICE CARS. Want to sell your car or van? Call first choice cars. A professional & friendly service. Matt 965 771 553/ 647 948 525 www.first-choice-cars.com (1365t) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans 4x4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyanycar@hotmail.com (1363t) MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (m) DOMINO PET HOTEL WHEN YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY OR JUST AWAY TEL: 654 168 366 www.dominopet shipping.com (1364m)

Musicians LENNY MITCHELL & HIS MUSICAL TIME MACHINE. 60s & 70´s music professional guitarist, singer 658 321 891 (1 359t)

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Sensual massages with new English university girls to sat isfy most of your needs with mature passionate ladies. Blond Bunnie ( Bonnie – 20) Natalie – 23) welcome you to many of your fantasies. New in Cabo Roig, 10 mins from Torreveija. Unforgettable experiences and sensations. 672 872 050 (1353t) New in Catral Julie 29 nice qualified masseur erotic points, privacy 626 726 861/ 638 789 562 (1353t)

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SPANISH LADY CLASSIC Playa Flamenca, private house 35 years, attractive. All erotic services, massage., sexy lingerie. From 40 Euros Ana 680 735 412 (1356t)

Sails carports etc. Tailor made durable canvas. Exhibiting Procomobel Market Guardamar Saturdays/ Camposol anyday. P+P 15 euros 667 879 399 krugercanopies@in. com (1363t)

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We buy your car for cash Amigo Cars 622 684 486 (1386t)

La Zenia new passionate sexy Argentinean woman 35 who enjoys all the sensual fantasies. Open minded caring & sweet. Also offers a wonderful relaxing 4 hands massage Te 629 437 893. Ten minutes from Torrevieja or Los Montisinos. (1353t)

CASH in your pension. No upfront fees. For details 952 858 081

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Swingers Party Near Guardamar Saturday 4th June 676 133 507

ELEGANT SLIM SEXY ESCORT LADY available, home/house visits. La Manga – Torrevieja Mazaron area. 693 357 526 (1364t) ATTRACTIVE MATURE ENGLISH LADY. Escorting, dinner dates & more. villa is between Torrevieja & Alicante. also available as male /female couple 648 676 277(1365t)

GORGEOUS ENGLISH BLOND 45 years, gives discreet massage, 1 hour or over night stay. 15 mins Alicante airport. Tel Karen 662 049 021 (1360a) RUSSIAN GIRL 38 Torrevieja Punta Prima Tel: 633 302 171 (1353) ASHLEY – SEXY MIXED RACE S/AMERICAN. 29 Tell, slim with long legs, excellent rates, near “Punta Prima Roundabout” call 634 336 712 (1356) The German mistress, cruel and sadistic, leads you to the empire of painful desire. Tel. 625 045 068 (1356al) Attractive couple offers exclusive erotic services for women, men and couples. Also house- and hotel visits possible. Tel. 629 483 618(1356al) Young pretty woman, sensual and tender, spoils you without pressure of time discreet in her private home (daily). Call 676 565 128 (1356al) Femme Fatale (30), elegant and classy, fulfils your erotic fantasies in her luxury villa. Only for demanding and well situated gentlemen, ladies and couples. Tel. 669 101 316

Pets

Torreveija super sexy Chineese girl Calle Orihuela No 60 2nd floor 1st door (1357t)

BLONDE 33, size 14, 36C, discreet service in private detached villa in San Miguel area. Call Mel: 633 806 664 (1374t)

TORREVIEJA PLAYA LOS LOCOS. Beautiful girls are waiting to perform your fantasies from 40 euros. Discreet private apartments 682 776 068 (1357a)

EASYPET TRANSPORTATION. Holders of DEFRA animal welfare in transit authorisation. Offering a reputable door to door overland service to and from the UK. Overnight stays in pet friendly accommodation. Eurotunnel crossing 35 minutes.Customised air-conditioned vehicles. Approved travel pens provided. Personal care and attention. Documentation checked before travel. Testimonials available to read on our web site www.easypetuk.com Tel 655 676 153 UK (0044) (0)1622 600 102 or 0044 (0) 7891 084 904. E-mail: easypet.uk@vir gin.net (1362a)

TORREVIEJA BRAZILIAN LADY Professional massage, good looking, discrete silky hands, speaks English 664 664 390 (1353a)

Mountain View Cat Hotel Professional care Near Hondon De Las Nieves www.mountainviewcatho tel.webs.com 654 155 473 (1362t)

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

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

GAY–BI EROTIC MASSAGE, discreet, with happy end, Torrevieja / Punta Prima, 696 319 950 erotico masaje@hotmail.com (1358a)

PROTECTAPET, Spain’s leading pet insurance. Free phone 966 493 373 www.protectapet.eu (1383a)

MAY, erotic from Indonesia, 38 petite, attractive, full service, will spoil you with sensual, relaxing massage. No withheld numbers. CALL: 698 896 034 Mon-Fri (1352a)

PET & HOUSE SITTING Guardamar Area + 30km Margaret 966 727 111 /675 391 355 (1355a) DOMINO PET HOTEL WHEN YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY OR JUST AWAY TEL: 654 168 366 www.dominopet shipping.com(1364m) PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couri ers.com or www.pet-couriers.com ANIMALCOURIERS. A kind, caring door to door road service with Animalcouriers between the UK/France/Spain. Defra Authorised Type 2 Hauliers. Inspected licensed vehicle, 5 star accommodation for your pet’s comfort. : animals@ani malcouriers.com Telephone Spain – 635 155 962 / 656 894 477. UK 0044 (0) 1483 200 123 / 0044 (0) 7736 251 800 – web: www.animal couriers.com (1377m) ANIMALCOURIERS. Pet Air Travel with Monarch, Thompson, Thomas Cook and Jet2.com, both in and outbound, the alternative way to travel . Travel box loan scheme.

GAY/BI BANK MANAGER to handle your sperm deposits, withdrawals. Call the sperm bank on 660 409 206 (1352a)

SEXY ENGLISH COUPLE together or separate, offers pleasure for men. couples, women, girl-girl relaxed, discreet at our apartment in Algorfa or yours. Jasmine/ Sebastian 663 478 337 (1358t)

WOOFERSAND FRIENDS.COM a great kennels and cattery with doggy daycare, short or long term stays, passports & pick up service. Call 663 540 300 or woofersand friends@gmail.com (1355a)

Pet sitting by Precious Perro-s. Home comforts alternative to kennels. Pat 966 791 290/ 630 129 478 (83369/1352t) Pet Sitting Villa Martin & surrounding areas 20 years experience retired kennel boarding owner TEL 655 173 517(1353m)

animals@animalcouriers.com Telephone Spain – 635 155 962 / 656 894 477. UK 0044 (0) 1483 200 123 / 0044 (0) 7736 251 800 – web: www.animalcouriers.com Spain – UK – Oz – New Zealand – many destinations. Free quotations and advice. 1377m) WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM prices from dogs 395 pounds, cats 295 pounds. Travel with your pets from 695 pounds. Various packages available inclusive of furniture, cars and bikes. Weekly service. 952 160 096 / 665 150 227 (86169/1387m)

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

Photography ANDY – AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER www.andywilsonpho tographer.com Contact 676 534 978 (1360t)

Pianos

Pool Maintenance Swimming pool maintenance. On site training call Keith 966 189 206 / 693 004 810 (1369t) Christa Pools Pool cleaning and re grouting services Torrevieja are 667 273 831 (1355t)

Pools Jazzuci, hot tubs, spars quality American spas at factory prices, also spares filters and repairs used and ex display spa´s available We part ex and buy spars. Best prices established 9 years in Spain Call EUROSPAS 650 722 905 www.eu rospas1.com (1368a)

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SMALL FRIENDLY BRITISH KENNELS individual runs, large exercise area. 25 mins Alicante airport. www.parkbark.co.uk 628 244 712 (1360a)

TV, ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT, satellite, amplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc. BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (1355a)

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WASHING MACHINE and all domestic repairs, Calpe/Campello BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (1355A)

EASYHORSE CARE RESCUE CENTRE. We aim to rescue HORSES. If you would like to DONATE please call 965 967 033 or sales@easy horsecare.net www.easyhorse care.net or call Sue 652 021 980 SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER. Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Shelter open 7 days a week 12noon - 2.00pm & 3.30pm 7.00pm. (Spanish speaking staff) or phone Gail 962 896 118. Visit our website for directions. www.spama.org and view our new blog at www.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM

FANTASTIC PEDIGREE BURMESE KITTEN , 8 months, Vaccinated. Micro chipped, housetrained. Hugely affectionate and cuddly. Normal price 750 euros, but reduced to 300 euros as desperate for loving home. Tel. 971.872 690, gwen@bellabonny.com (1366m)

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

HOUSE & PET SITTING English speaking Dutch lady available San Pedro 30km 968 186 781 / 659 824 156 (1355a)

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Property for Rent PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, Formentera del Segura, Costa Blanca – Sleeps 4. Within 5 minutes drive of the beautiful beaches of Guardamar, 5 golf courses within 20 minute drive. Bath/shower, lounge, kitchen/diner. Fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher & full utensils, TV, DVD. Large terrace with spectacular mountain views. Outdoor furniture, BBQ, sun beds & plunge pool. Many extras including golf clubs & bikes. From only 175 Euros per week. For details email davidrowland30@hot mail.co.uk Tel 634365221 /634358290 (1353t) Short & Long term rentals Torrevieja area. Call 675 345 710 (1356) APARTMENT GRANT ALACANT: Luxury apartment in residential 200 mt from Beach, 2 Bath, 2 Bedrooms (75 mt2). Furnished & parquet. Big corner terrace with southsea views (28 mt2). Included garage & pools.For years Rent: 650 €mth/ Sale: 250.000€ /juanjo.campello@yahoo.es / Tel.+34.620208483 (1353t) SM94 - Villamartin - 2 bed townhouse Las Filipinas, 1.5 baths, garage and underbuild with storage. Large solarium, terrace, garden & com pool. 2 mins to shops, bars, and restaurants. Short - 450 euros per month - Call 965 720 766 (eb1352)

Independent EstatesIndependent AdviceReduced Golf appartement. 3 bedrooms 1 bathroomWas 145,950 Euros now 85,245 Euros www.paramountpropertymurcia.co m625457555 (1352t) Independent EstatesIndependent AdviceTorrevieja near Carrefour 1 bedroom 1 bathroomApartement 39,900 Furnished www.Paramountpropertymur cia.com 625457555 (1352t Independent EstatesIndependent AdviceLuxury Golf front line Villa 5 bedrooms 6 bathrooms Luxuriously appointed 1,195,000 Euros www.paramountpropertymurcia. com 625457555(1352t) Rojales – Spacious 2 bed apartmentFully furnished, air con, grills, and free Municipal pool, Bargain price of 59,950€,Please call 619 566 479/666 105 012 for viewings. (1358t) Quesada 2 bed 2 baths semidetached Villa, with communal pool, only 10 minutes walkTo Quesada golf and local amenities.Nice property with fantastic views.Only 114,950€ Please call 666 105 012/619 566 479 to view (1358t) Dona Pepa, Quesada 2 bed 3 baths fully furnished Town House Over looking communal pool, on Gated complex, bargain buy. Only 79,950€ Please call 666 105 012/619 566 479 to view (1358t)

SM100 - San Miguel - Large 4 bed detached villa, 3 baths & 1 wc, air con, heating, security grilles, com pool, 2 terraces, solarium, garden & parking. 795 euros per month - Call 965 720 766 (eb1352)

Quesada Golf 3 bed 2 baths detached villa with Air/con Wood burner, private and communal pool, Priced to sell at €154,950 Please call to view 619 566 479/666 105 012 (1358t)

NICE RENTALS Torrevieja and Surround two beds from 320Euros long and short stays Paul 966 785 891 659 647 616 (1353)

Quesada 4 bed 2 baths detached villa with communal pool, overlooking the 4th hole onLa Marquesa Golf Course. Absolute bargain only €169,950 Please phone 619 566 479/666 105 012 to view anytime (1358t)

Prop. Management KEYHOLDING, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, FROM 52€ a year. Pool cleaning, gardening. Call us or email to see if we can help. Podenhall Property Management. (0034) 966 791 074. podehall@hot mail.co.uk (1356)

Property for Sale Campoverde – south facing 2 bed 2 bath detached villa – private roof solarium and drive way – 124.950 euros Tel:966 347 966(1353t) Campoverde – 2 bed 2 bath townhouse - own drive way and roof terrace - beautifully presented 98.950 euros Tel: 966 347 966 (1353t) APARTMENT GRANT ALACANT: Luxury apartment in residential 200 mt from Beach, 2 Bath, 2 Bedrooms (75 mt2). Furnished & parquet. Big corner terrace with southsea views (28 mt2). Included garage & pools.For years Rent: 650 €mth/ Sale: 250.000€ /juanjo.campello@yahoo.es / Tel.+34.620208483 (1353t) Paramountpropertymurcia.comTorrevieja 70 metres from beachSea views 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom Furnished apartement 89,000 Euros in dependentestates@hotmail.com625 457555 (1352t) Indépendent EstatesIndependent Advice Succina/Balsicas 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Finca 960M2 country living het near golf Beach and towns 159,995 Euros www.Paramountproper ty m u r c i a . c o m 625457555 (1352t)

ALL TYPES OF Alicante area. w w. j u s t j a y n e p r o p e r t y. c o m , info@justjaneproperty.com (1357A) Los Altos near La Zenia, Ground floor apartment, patio, small garden, lounge, fully fitted kitchen offers around 95,000€ 633 261 053 (1353a)

Removal/Storage SIMPLY REMOVALS UK/SPAIN /UK Local moves & Storage. Full or Part loads. Call Mel Landon in Costa Blanca South 603 192 957 /966 848 607 +44 7905198895 or email melyynleo@yahoo.com (1353t) VEHICLE TRANSPORT Service, covering the whole of Spain, France & UK. Regular weekly round trips UK-France-Spain-France-UK all year round. Space available for Cars, Vans, Caravans, Motor homes, Boats, Plant, Machinery & Motorbikes. Ring for competitive quote. Call 0044 1612 235 533 (1381m)

MAN AND LWB sprinter van, going to the UK and return every 2 weeks. also available for local work. Based around Murcia airport Tel 610 846 260 or 0044 751 918 6355 email van.man@hotmail.co.uk (1361t)

Translators Translator - Torrevieja 18 Euros per hour. Native English Mariana 965 719 656 / 616 716 740 (1386t) ENGLISH/SPANISH TRANSLATOR. Hospital/doctor visits, schools, police reports, driving license, & more. David 689 416 103. (1362m)

www.spainukspain.com Vehicle leaving Spain on 9th / 19th / 28th of each month, returning 10th / 20th / 29th of each month. Prices from 80 pounds per cubic metre. Cars 495 pounds, bikes 250 pounds, dogs 395 pounds, cats 295 pounds.. storage from 10 euros a week free collection available! 952 160 096 / 665 150 227 (80790/1387m)

Tuition PROFFESIONAL INTERPRETING & Spanish lessons 15 Euros per hour transport provided 659 647 471 (1367t)

UK-SPAIN-IRELAND all European Destinations. Removals with the personal touch. Pets transported 965 696 750 / 0044 (0) 146 074 191 e-mail chrisyounge73979@aol.com (1354)

UK internet TV Watch UK internet TV in Spain. 10 Euros per month. 14 day free trial. No contract/installation costs www.pcresolver.es 966 967 439 (1380t)

Restaurants Looking for a place to eat out check out www.eatout costablancacom. ( 1352t)

Wanted JACUZZI, SPA, HOT TUB WANTED. Working or not. Tel: 650 722 905 (1368)

Satellite Systems Swim Spa Aprox 4 metres x 2.2. Temperature control. Swim against the current of would hold 8-10 people. Can deliver and install. With guarantee 6,500 Euros 650 722 905. Pictures available (1352t)

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Security Grills Residential Security Cameras CCTV linked to the internet, view Your Home, anywhere, t. 966 188 945 www.rsc-e.in fo (1352t)

Services DOMINO PET HOTEL WHEN YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY OR JUST AWAY TEL: 654 168 366 www.dominopet shipping.com (1364m)

Sewing QUALIFIED SEAMSTRESS. 40 years experience. Turn-ups to tailoring. Patterns taken from your favourite cloths. Reasonable prices. Torrevieja. Sandra: 966 799 188 / 680 486 336 (1364a)

Dynamisch teleteam met meer dan 5 jaar ervaring in Spanje, zoekt wegens opening nieuw kantoor omgeving Torrevieja, gemotiveerde Vlaams/Nederlands sprekende medewerkers. Wij bieden: -een aangename werksfeer -opleiding goede verdiensten Neem nu contact op met ons voor meer inlichtingen: Christophe 644 032 615 (1354m) Looking for fantastic earnings with no outlay? We are looking foe experienced S/E sales consultants for the Costa Blanca / Murcia regions selling Golden Leaves Funeral Plans to the ex-pat market. Fantastic commissions paid! Phone SOS now for further details ! Tel: 966 787 123 / 622 275 561 (1353)

Soft Furnishings FABRIC FLAIR. Curtains, made to measure loose covers, re-upholstery & foam.Superior quality. 625 716 063 fabricflair@ya hoo.co.uk (1353t))

Situations Vacant AVON AGENTS AND LEADERS REQUIRED. Extra cash. Your own boss. Hours to suit you. Call Rosh 966 785 520 (1361m)

Solar Power SOLAR: BEST DEAL IN SPAIN. Solar electrics, solar water heaters, pool heaters. Prices on website. www.gosolarinspain. com Tel: 616 339 948 (1352a)

Spas Jacuzzis Jazzuci, hot tubs, spars quality American spas at factory prices, also spares filters and repairs used and ex display spa´s available We part ex and buy spars. Best prices established 9 years in Spain Call EUROSPAS 650 722 905 www.eu rospas1.com (1368)

Spiritual medium Sammy available for readings,healing and awareness groups. Quesada 965 725 424 (1357t)

Quad Bike and Jet Ski UK or Spanish Tel: 650 722 905 (1368)

Warehouse Howells & Son Removals / Storage fully insured + secure long/short term behind British Auction in Formentera. Competitive rates 966 792 594 /634 376 409(1353t)

Web Design

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Web design contact Costa Blanca Web Services on 966 782 639 (1355t)

MARK PADDON BSc Hons. Building Surveying. MCIOB. CAAT From 245 EUROS + IVA. Insured and legally registered in Spain. Tel: 653 733 066 / 962 807 247 www.costablancasurveyors.com

TOP QUALITY WEB SITES NEEDN’T COST THE EARTH. Design, SEO, Hosting. Is your website really working for you? Let us optimise it for you. www.netmagnet ics.com or call 669700268 or 868108350 Now!! (1355a)

Supermarkets

Web designers specialising in brochure websites and online shops. Basic websites from 222€. Tel: 691 948 457, www.cannedsun light.com. (1354)TAKE OUT

CODAYMA ORBA´S CORNER SHOP, Groceries, Pet Foods, DVD´s Fax Service, much much more ALL THE BEST PRICES, Mon-Fri 9.30am3.00pm Sat 9.30am-130pm Avda. Americas 1, ORBA Tel: 965 583 846 EURO WEEKLY NEWS CLASSIFAX AGENT

Swimming Pools www.pristineswimmingpools.com For all your professional swimming pool needs. Tel: 966 774 199 Mobile: 678 080 500 (1353a) Jazzuci hot tub spars quality American spas at factory prices, also spares filters and repairs used and ex display spa available we part ex and buy spars best prices established 9 years in Spain Call EUROSPAS 650 722 905 www.eu rospas1.com (1368)

Telecoms FED UP PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE CALLS? THEN CONTACT TELITEC TODAY. CALLS TO SPAIN 7C PER MINUTE INCLUDING MOBILES. CALLS TO UK 5.3C PER MINUTE. NO MONTHLY FEES, NO CONTRACT. WWW.TELITEC.COM TEL: 902 889 070 (m)

Wig Specialists SALON MARGARETHAS. 23 years in Torrevieja. Hair/Wig Specialist for Medical Illness & hair loss problems. We offer different Hair Replacements, top fillers, Hair prostheses, Toupees and Wigs. Natural and Artificial hair and much more. Also fashion/festival accessories. TV/TS are welcome to our service. Call Margaretha on 966 921 846, or Call into Salon Margarethas in Torrevieja. (1359a)

Window Tinting COOL GLASS Professional window tinting. Contact tel: 966 791 694 mob: 672 562 409(1368T)


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Friday • MODEL BOAT BUILDINGbased in Los Alcazares, primarily building radio RC sailing yachts to race and sail, also group boats available to use. We sail Friday 11am, from CAR. sports collage Los Alcazares Tel. 968 170 870 email: davidlees66@hotmail.com www.rcmarmenorsailinggroup.eu • CYCLING GROUP, dressed to kill, gathers at Bar Studz, Benimar, Rojales, to be 9, for a leisurely ride 80/90 kms Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Contact Roger 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • CANTABILE INT. LADIES CHOIR rehearse every Friday 4pm-6pm at Villa Augusta, Guardamar - 966 796 866 or

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Thursday • DENELLE DANCE CLUB Ballroom and Latin American tuition and social at the Big Wok (former Old Asturias) 8:00 - 10:15 All grades welcome. For more info call Lyn on 635584431 or email lyn at: denelledance@ hotmail.com • OLD TIME DANCING class with SLOT’S. Pilar Sol Club, Lo Monte Hotel, N332 Pilar de la Horadada. 7.30pm - 9.30pm: All levels welcome. Call 609 939 369 • FRIENDS UNLIMITED. Meetings on Thursdays at The Club, Calle Toledo, near Quesada Bowls Club, between 2 and 4pm. Call 966 719 862 www.helpvegabaja.com

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• INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY, Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja. Sunday services 11am, children's church 11am. House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier. Ladies meeting Thursday’s 11am. Tel 966 799 273 /660 127 276. • THE BAKER FOUNDATION - For

966 703 247. jenmorton@ terra.es. www.Torrevieja Information.com/cantabile • CORO PILAR based in El Pinar de Campoverde, near Pilar de la Horadada rehearses on Friday at 7pm. 966 763 446.

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

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Spiritual Awareness 16 Nicolas De Bussi Ave, Playa Flamenca. Join us for our Sunday service at 11am. Clairvoyance Tuesday evenings 7.15pm. Call 966 760 665. • ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES, La Zenia Monday-Fridays 7pm – Sundays 11am; Cambo Roig

Saturdays 6pm; Campoamor Saturdays 6pm and Sundays 1pm. Tel 966 733 093. • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. At Avda de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja Sunday Service, including Communion and Sunday School, begins at 10.30am Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 6.00pm each Wednesday.

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

Monday 7.30pm–8.30pm;ARGENTINE TANGO CLASS: 8.30pm–9pm; plus SOCIAL DANCE: 9pm-10.30pm. Tel: Andrea and Brian 616 478 157. • DENELLE DANCE CLUB BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN tuition and social at the Club Quesada 8:00 - 10:15 All grades, singles welcome. For more info contact Lyn on 635584431 or email lynatdenelledance@ hotmail.com

hotmail.com. • SEWING CRAFT CLASSES every Tuesday at 2.30pm. No charge but donations gratefully received. Meeting at the International Christian Assembly, Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja. Call 966 708 199. • MAL’S FUN QUIZ SHOW every Tuesday, Casa Ventura Complex, Calle Arbizu, San Luis Urbanization, at 8.30pm 966 785 769 or 966 789 247.

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• COSTA BLANCA SAMARITANS offer a warm welcome at their Dropin Cafe every Monday morning over the summer period 10am - 12 noon at Laura’s at Westbeach, Avenida Gabriel Miro. www.costablanca samaritans.com. Call 902 883 535 • BALLROOM / LATIN / SEQUENCE DANCING with LA BAMBA’s. Los Arcos Restaurant, Avenida Baleares, Torrevieja. NEW BEGINNERS CLASS Monday 10.30am – 12.30pm: Tel: Andrea and Brian 616 478 157. • BALLROOM / LATIN / SEQUENCE DANCING with LA BAMBA’s. Wok Royal, Benijofar 966 714 820. NEW BEGINNERS CLASS:

• QUESADA, ROJALES CHESS CLUB meeting Tuesday afternoons at 2.30pm, in the Sportsman Bar, Ave Costa Azul (near Canales supermarket) Ring 659370200 for more info. • BALLROOM / LATIN / SEQUENCE DANCING with LA BAMBA’s. Los Arcos Restaurant, Avenida Baleares, Torrevieja. IMPROVERS LESSON 7.30m–8.30pm plus SOCIAL DANCE 8.30pm – 10.30pm. Tel: 616 478 157. • DENELLE DANCE CLUB Argentine Tango tuition and social at the Club Quesada 8:00 - 10:15 All grades, singles welcome. For more info contact Lyn on 635584431 or email: lynatdenelledance@

• CYCLING GROUP, dressed to kill, gathers at Bar Studz, Benimar, Rojales, at 9am, for a leisurely ride 80/90 kms Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Call Roger 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • BOOK SALE every Wednesday at La Zona, Los Narejos Bingo afternoon Contact Norman 968 173 842. • BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUBmeets each Wednesday at 8pm at Rojales Steakhouse, Avd. Vega Baja. Our activities include bridge, chess, dinners, fundraising, quiz, bowls, and walks. Call Sue, 685 339 179 or Richard 660 825 390.

• ALICANTE BUSINESS CLUB (ABC) is a networking group with an informal approach. Meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Harry’s Bar in San Juan at 12pm.Call 650 489 625 or www.alicantebusinessclub.org. • STRICTLY SOCIAL friendship club meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3pm to 5pm upstairs at the New Asturias Pizzeria Restaurant on the N332 at Punta Prima. 966 730 569.

Others • TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL Meetings www.toastmasters.org or 966 798 036. • SHOESTRING DINGHY SAILING, a life on the ocean waves, mature mariners for fun and sport.Boats located Mar Menor. Contact Roger 966 716 442 / 653 433 933. • PEPA. Charity Shop, Calle Isabel la Catolica,7, L’Olleria, nr Ontinyent and in Calle Cervantes, 26, La Font d’En Carròs, nr Gandía Open Mon – Sat mornings. Good quality items at affordable prices. Call 650 304 746 or www.pepaspain.com. • KEEP FIT CLASSES, 10am - 11am, Monday and Friday at the Celtic Isle, Playa Flamenca Tuesday and Thursday at the New Asturias Restaurant N332. Wednesday 9.30am till 10.30am at The Ghost Academy, Villa Martin. 690 884 871 or www.active4u.com.

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Torrevieja Philatelic Society THE history of the Torrevieja Philatelic Society started back in 2003 when Harry Alderson advertised in an English-language newspaper to see if anyone else was interested in collecting stamps. Unfortunately Harry died in March this year. Meetings were held at Harry’s home at the beginning but as more people joined a new venue had to be found. The current meeting place is Los Arcos, Avda, Baleares, Torrevieja. The 40 members are predominantly English men, but there are five lady members and nationalities include German, Belgian, Austrian, Norwegian and Dutch. Meetings are held in English on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 3pm, except in the summer break. The aim of the society is to provide a forum for members to share experiences, view each others material, gather information and generally kindle their enthusiasm. At the beginning of each Society year (September) members are issued with the programme for the forthcoming year. During the year auctions are held, presentations by members, competitions and of course the buy, sell and swap meetings. We also arrange a couple of lunches where we take our other halves. We are always looking to increase our membership so contact Mick Moore, Chairman, on 966 790 448 or Alan Aylward, Secretary, on 966 199 746. More information at the website www.torreviejastampclub .co.uk.

Vega Baja Garden Club A COACH load of Vega Baja Garden Club members set out to visit two gardens on May 17. The first was the ‘Jardin de l’Albarda’ in Pedreguer. The guide who met them at the gate was a German lady called Camilla who spoke perfect English. She explained how the garden was started then took them on a tour. There is a formal garden, a shade house, a huge rockery, and a wild garden. This part was the most interesting as the narrow paths wound around pools and streams. At one point under the trees some of the members were fortunate to see two tiny shrews chasing each other round a tree and a few steps further on were a family of frogs sitting on lily pads in a pool. Camilla told the Garden Club that only indigenous plants are grown here and no insecticides

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information about nearer to the dates. Next stop was Monroe’s for lunch where everyone tucked into the carvery. A short ride in the coach and the Garden Club members arrived at the Algar Cactus Gardens where there are over 500 different cacti and succulents. Peeping from in between some of the largest plants were some fantastic, life-like models of dinosaurs, and several members of the party had photos taken of “it’s behind you!” for their albums. The area selling small versions of many of the plants did a roaring trade with the keen gardeners, but then, after a fun-filled day, it was time to get back on the coach for the ride home. Everyone said what a good day out it had been and a big vote of thanks was given to Andrew Duckworth for arranging it.

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Eurogolf Society report By Sue Gillett LA MARQUESA course is looking at its best and most of the greens were in excellent condition after the work on them last week. Including two guests - ex-Captain Nigel Wood and Lulu - 71 players started. Lulu was delighted that she beat Nigel, although he did pick up a couple of the nearest the pin prizes. Well done new member Mike Edwards who won the Monthly Stableford Cup, which will be presented to him at the end of season presentation dinner on Friday June 24. Overall Winner: Mike Edwards Gold: 1st Mike Edwards 40pts, 2nd Terry Sharley 38pts, 3rd Dave Nicholls 38pts. Finally a reminder of our charity auction on Thursday June 9.

Another disappointing weekend for Dolores THE Dolores Ladies kicked off 5pm on Saturday in Novelda losing 4 - 6. Last weekend our ladies travelled to Novelda and deserved the victory in a game that was totally dominated by them. In the first half an hour of the game our Ladies won three goals against the local team, and from there they had control of the game. However, the local team earned confidence themselves and the team began to create chance after chance and they could draw the first half. The tension started from that point on and in the second half the girls kept on fighting much harder, but the local team looked dangerous with their long ball tactics. The local team started to play with hard and dirty tackles from there on and our ladies were a little nervous, but the local team

Guardamar badminton team. The Dolores Ladies. controlled the game and they could score two more goals. Our ladies were disappointed and frustrated back home as the game started in a good spirit for all of them. They have another two last chances to win if they want to finish the season in a mid-table position. This weekend our Ladies play at home in Dolores against Hercules Femenino ‘D’, so why not come and

show your support to them? Players: Pirra in goal, Ashley, Stefa, Esme, Isabel, Sandra, Tati, Pikirra, Myryam, Isa, Saray. New players are always required, regardless of age or skill level. For more information please email fcdoloresladies@hotmail. com Training hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8pm in the pitch Alameda sport centre in Dolores.

Guardamar thrash Pilar at badminton A BADMINTON match was held at Guardamar against Pilar. Both teams consisted of three mixed and two men’s pairs. Out of 25 games Guardamar won 19 drew three and lost three. Keith and Sue as well as Walt and Noel never dropped any of their games. Guardamar club continues top play during the summer and can be contacted on 689 159 487. Pilar can be contacted on 966 786 774 Guardamar club also handed over €400 to the organiser of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each year the club donates money to local charities; the club raises money by selling books and by holding quiz nights that are organised by Linda.

Los Montesinos Netball Club THE Los Montesinos Netball Club has just returned from another gruelling tournament in Javea where they played against teams from England, Valencia and Javea. Having two new players in their team they always knew it was going to be tough going for them but managed to win their first two matches. The first one convincingly and their second following a tightly fought contest against one of the Valencian teams. They then came up against the stiffer competition and even

though they gave the teams a good game it was not to be this time. Although Los Montesinos finished third overall they did come away with two trophies; one for best defender of the tournament which went to Veronica Van Putt and the second for best shooter of the tournament which went to Jackie Rossie. Los Montesinos will take away a few lessons from their tournament and will work hard in their training sessions to improve their game. Information contact Claire: 680 300 637 or Tracey: 679 539 995.

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Victorious weekend for ITV Orihuela RFC By Garry Holland THE ITV Orihuela RFC juniors played the last of the seven’s tournament games at Elche on Saturday. Also the club had a stand at the ‘This is Spain Exhibition’ where they were given a signed Leicester Tigers shirt by the present squad with Castro Giovanni squad name and number on the back, to raise money for the Butterfly Children by Stewart Galloway. This is on top of the London Irish signed shirt from this season and a signed rugby ball by the

players from Wigan Warriors three years ago. Back to the seven’s, we will start off with the U18’s who ended up winning their third straight final to win the championship finishing 14 points ahead of La Vila in second place. On Saturday they beat Torrevieja 22-0, then Alicante University 29-5 and finally Elche 15-12 in a very close game. Congratulations to all the players and coaches with a ITV Orihuela RFC U18’s team finishing on a real high at the end of the season. Let us hope that they can take it through to the new season.

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The U18’s who were the seven’s champions. The U20’s ended up finishing overall in third place, and on the day, on equal points with Elche in second. The day started off really well by getting revenge over AKRA with a 17-5 victory, followed by a narrow defeat to La Vila 75, then victory over Alicante University 24-17 and finally losing 14-5 to Elche in their final game. Finally the U16’s, who ended up overall second in the league after getting to their third straight final, with an opening victory

against Torrevieja 7-0, followed by a 5-0 victory over Elche, but losing their final game 14-0 against La Vila. If you want to know any more details of what rugby is about in the area, including the new Santa Pola Sharks Academy, and for your rugby gear club shirts, website etc. The club trains on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the Miguel Hernandez University, the seniors 8pm to 10pm, while the juniors from 6.15pm to 8pm.

THIS week was a massive game for Costa due to the unsavoury build up all week before this game even started. Costa the smaller and younger team started off a little nervous and couldn’t get the ball out of their half for the opening 20 minutes. San Miguel missed a few chances but the Costa boys defended well, with Jamie Cockroft and Glen Lawton outstanding in the heart of the defence. On 25 mins San Miguel were awarded a free kick which saw Joaquin Pedraza convert the effort to take a 1 - 0 lead to the delight of the hostile home crowd. But to Costa’s credit they bounced back on 26 minutes with Aidan Sullivan netting his first goal for his new club. San Miguel always looked dangerous with their long ball tactics and with older players, and using players from other teams to help their cause but it was Costa who did not want half time to come and were unlucky to be level at half time 1 - 1. Patrick Bass run the home defence ragged and Costa should of gone on to score more to their tally but they were estatic on the final whistle to win 2 - 1 against a well organised federation team. If you would like to play for friendly club then come along on Tues and Thur 6.30pm - 8pm. Or contact George :679 77 44 88 or www.orihuelacostafc.com for more info. Sponsored by: Morgans Bar and Amber Pools.

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