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Toxic times

The school day gets a makeover

The Department of Education has drafted a new act which will enable changes to school timetables after pressure from student groups and campaigning of parents p4

How much inheritance tax must I pay? To Find out more turn to p30

ANGRY RESIDENTS of a Costa Blanca town fear “toxic” gases from a nearby waste plant are putting their health at risk.

Breast awareness

There are approximately 12.000 deaths a year in the UK from breast cancer but being ‘breast aware’ greatly influences the chance of recovery by early detection p48

by Jack Troughton

Spooky times

Jasmine in her Halloween costume

By Jack Troughton YOUNG JASMINE Wakeham made a cute little witch at a Halloween party on Wednesday night when the two-year-old randomly caught RTN’s roving cameraman’s eye. Someone obviously cast a spell at the Teulada Moraira Lions Club celebration, Jasmine was also featured in the paper last year when she was dressed as a bat.

People say they cannot leave doors and windows open because of the stench and allege the discharges have caused respiratory problems and sickness. An action group in the coastal town of El Campello is demanding for the landfill plant to be closed while proper tests and a full investigation are carried out at the site at Las Canyades. Scientists from Elche University took air samples and detected “the existence of volatile organic compounds” and concluded they were “potentially dangerous”. And company Socioenginyeria SL concluded “there is an unacceptable odour nuisance and a significant risk to the health of the residents affected.” The waste plant opened four years ago and now receives the rubbish from 52 municipalities, the waste arriving at the plant by road. Continued on page 3

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Coastal homes to the north of El Campello

continued from front page Campaigners say urbanisations to the north of the town are the worst affected. Depending on the wind direction surrounding villages can also suffer. And they have already made an official complaint to the courts accusing Mayor Juan Jose Berenguer of failing to act on an environmental and public health issue – although following a series of public meetings and press conferences, the politician maintains he is working to find a solution. The residents claim the scientists have proven people are being exposed to “chemical pollution and noxious odours....for which there is a clear risk to health” and demand the waste treatment plant should not be allowed to operate without independent monitoring. Gary Roper, a resident of El Campello,

told RTN: “It started after the plant first opened but the problem was minimal but with more and more towns using it, the problems have got worse. “It was touch and go whether it would receive permission in the first place but like many things it went ahead.” He added: “I have two kids and hate to think how they are affected by the gases – we don’t know to what extent damage is caused by these toxic gases. POISON “In my opinion this is an absolutely horrific state of affairs, when people are breathing potentially poisonous gases. It is very worrying.” Gary said there had been a number of public demonstrations in El Campello and at the plant. “The numbers of protests have escalated as the problem has got worse, but there has not been anything powerful to suspend work there

until it is discovered what is causing the release of these gases.” He said there had been a number of inspections, including experts from Valencia and the European Union, but it appeared no one had any answers. “They all say it needs to be closed down while further investigations are made....but it is like hitting a brick wall.” And he said the town hall had been “inundated” with complaints. “Residents are up in arms; we believe there has been one cover up after another.” Gary described the situation for residents. “Every night and every morning there is a terrible stench. You cannot open windows or doors open; there is a really horrible pungent smell. “And over the last three or four weeks the stench has been unbelievable because of the wind direction and the weather conditions.”

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The school day gets a makeover

Pharmacists on indefinite strike from Monday

by Jan Gamm UNDER PRESSURE from student groups and thanks to the determined campaigning of parents the Department of Education Training and Employment has drafted a new act within the Education Sector Roundtable which will enable changes to school timetables and also the way in which schools utilise their facilities. The new decree and subsequent order to implement this legislation will allow greater autonomy to schools, providing them with the authority to adjust school hours independently. Parents and student groups have worked tirelessly to achieve greater flexibility and autonomy within the school programme to better equip staff and parents to deal with severe cuts in the education system. CONTINUOUS DAY The new legislation allows infant, primary and secondary schools to opt for a continuous day in institutions where the majority of students’ parents opt for a change of schedule. Specifically, it determines that the school schedule, provided there is a majority agreement in place from the parents, may be tailored to the interests of students and this autonomy extends to

the schools adopting a continuous day and reviewing the length of lesson time. EFFICIENCY Academic standards will improve as a result of schools being allowed to utilize teaching hours efficiently. Under the new schedule schools could be in business until 5pm. There will be greater flexibility during the school day for voluntary student support activities such as pastoral care. Additionally the

AT A meeting at the College of Pharmacists in Alicante on Tuesday a vote was taken on whether pharmacists should strike indefinitely until the government pays its outstanding debt against drugs dispensed: 450 voted for closure with only 5 against strike action. The Generalitat owes pharmacists for 230 million prescriptions dispensed since April and although chemists hoped to be paid via the A protest Autonomous Liquidity Fund they learned last week that only march 1 in 5 invoices would be settled. Jaime Carbonell, president against education of the College of Pharmacists of Alicante, observed that it is now becoming impossible to supply the community with cuts new legislation will authorise schools drugs. Two in three pharmacies will close in rotation. to open for evening courses and leisure activities. The new act will allow schools to reorganise their timetables in a way SPAIN HOLDS the top spot for unemployment levels throughthat reduces child-minding costs for parents who presently struggle with out the Eurozone, reaching 11.6% in September. The rest of Europe remains stable at 10.6% over recent the inconvenience of ‘broken’ school months although that figure is slightly higher than Sephours. And the continuous day would tember 2011. increase work opportunities – good Greece closely follows Spain in the unemployment stakes news for parents battling with ecowith a margin of just 0.7%. nomic difficulties.

Unemployment in the Eurozone reaches an all-time high

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Resort’s new look WORK STARTED this week on the long-awaited 2 million euro face lift for one of the Costa Blanca’s favourite resorts.

Work started this week

by Jack Troughton The Mayor of Javea Jose Chulvi met with constructors, the design team and representatives of the Department of Infrastructure, the project’s financiers, to discuss the phased refurbishment at Arenal Beach. It is planned for the scheme to be finished by next Easter – traditionally the first major influx of visitors to the town – and it is seen as a vital upgrade for the local tourist industry. Originally, the work had been scheduled for earlier in the year but was cancelled when it risked running into the summer season.

The mayor underlined the timetable was conditional on this winter’s weather and took no account of delays caused by heavy rain or storm surges. However, he said if the project was not completely finished by the Easter, constructors had agreed to down tools and stop work until after the holiday “leaving the site in the best possible condition” to prevent businesses suffering. Mr Chulvi apologised for the “unattractive” appearance of the area but said there had been careful planning and preparation to avoid problems arising in the future.


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RTN launches Costa Calida edition

HIGH-FLYING RTN lands on the Costa Calida today (Friday) giving readers their own edition of an established quality free English newspaper for the first time. by Jack Troughton The paper has already enjoyed such a success in the area, it was decided to launch a dedicated Costa Calida edition – and just like the existing North and South Costa Blanca issues, the aim is to have pages packed with local news and events. It is exciting times for the Costa – already a vibrant area with new commercial ventures like the new Corvera Airport

and the planned Paramount theme park. And expansion means thousands of more copies of RTN are now available from distribution points along the Costa Calida and further inland . RTN’s Managing Director Geoff Gartland explained why the time was ripe for expansion. “Costa Calida is an upcoming vibrant area with lots of promising commercial projects such as Paramount and the new airport in Corvera, making it a place where people want to live and visit and spend their time. PERFECT “It is the perfect time to introduce our

new third edition. Many people have asked for more local content in this area. Not only are we responding to our readers’ request, we are going one better and giving them their own dedicated edition.” He added: “And as far as I am aware, RTN is the only English newspaper in the Valencia and Murcia regions to offer three editions.” Costa Calida will also have its own specialist sales team. Peter Clarke has been working in the area for RTN over the last eight months and is already well-known through the region and is joined by Stephen McKenzie. Peter said: “I am very happy about this new dedicated edition for the area. “I’m also very proud to be involved with RTN and helping launch this exciting new venture.” EXPAND And Steve added: “It is heart-warming that in the current economic crisis in Spain, an English newspaper is expanding. “RTN delivers on results for both its readers and its advertisers – and who wouldn’t want to work for an expanding company that shows such belief in its own future.... and the future of the Costa Calida.” Advertising opportunities are now available in the new edition – to discuss how to get the best from the paper for a business, call Peter on 620 340 548 or Steve on 634 359 152, Anyone with a news story or wanting to publicise a charity or club event should send details and a contact number to the RTN Editor at

The Costa Calida sales team, Peter Clarke and Steve McKenzie with RTN reporter Louise Clarke

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Health care confusion by Jack Troughton

EXPATS CONTINUE to be “confused” about how to access the Spanish health care system, the British Consulate ‘ConeXiones’ meeting heard on Tuesday. People wrongly continue to use the European Health Insurance Card to get medical help rather than register as residents. Martyn Standing of the Alicante Consulate’s pensions and healthcare team told the Calpe meeting: “We have been here about five years now and there is a fair amount of confusion out there – because of that confusion, we get an awful lot of complex cases to deal with in the consulate. “And most of them are down to a little piece of plastic, the EHIC. This is a little blue card and a lot of people carry it around and use it to go to the doctors in Spain but it is not necessarily the right way to get health care here.” He underlined the UK issued card was for temporary visitors to Spain. “If you live here this card is not for you.” The EHIC card entitles visitors to “treatment deemed medically necessary” during their visit – and was not just for emergency treatment but could include monitoring of ongoing conditions, getting oxygen and dialysis, and repeat prescriptions. “It does not entitle you to anything that can wait until you get home, anything that is not necessary,” said Martyn. RESIDENT But he said expats living in Spain must register for health care here in a different way. “There are a lot of people who spend a large part of the year here but do not consider themselves to be residents – but when we have given them the correct information, do consider themselves to be residents. “One of the problems for the health service is there is a

lot of people accessing treatment as visitors who should not be doing so.” People who qualify to UK funded healthcare in Spain include pensioners, people receiving long term benefits, for a short time, early retirees, their dependents, and family members of a person working in the UK living in Spain. And people should register using an UK issued S1 form available from the International Pensions Centre or the overseas health care team at Alicante. Martyn said the British Government currently paid Spain 4,267€ for every pensioner to receive the same care as Spanish pensioners – and “promptly” paid its liabilities under the EHIC and S1 systems. More information can be found at the website or or the Spanish site – available in English –

Halloween party tragedy

THREE WOMEN were killed and two people seriously injured when panic caused a Halloween celebration stampede at the Madrid Arena early yesterday morning (Thursday). A police investigation was immediately launched after the victims – two 18-year-olds and the third aged 25 – were trampled to death at the crowded venue. The indoor arena can hold up to 10,000 people but it was not immediately known what had caused the 4am crush, although there were reports the panic was triggered when a flare was thrown into the crowd. One witness at the music party told radio station Cadena Ser: “There was a human crush at the only exit they had because all the others were sealed off.”



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Watch this space IT WAS good to hear that the Consulate is to hold meetings with Trafico representatives and health officials for the benefit of ex pats. I have been trying to change my English driving licence since before it ran out on 10th June this year. I am a resident of Spain and following the normal rules was using my English licence and having a medical. The licence was due to expire so I made arrangements through a Gestoria and applied for a new Spanish one giving all the required documentation correctly. Over two weeks after the English licence expired I was given a stamped form from Trafico saying that the application was proceeding: date 27th June. I was told this would cover any stop by Spanish police. The Gestorias advised me not to expect things to happen fast saying some clients had to wait up to a year. I did not believe such comments yet after three months and with a visit to the UK planned four weeks later I contacted the Gestorias. They spoke to Trafico who said the delay was in the UK not Spain. I duly contacted the DVLA and was told no application had been received for any details to be sent. I paid £5 and had the details normally sent to be provided. I passed these to the Gestorias who were told by Traffico that only Faxes with this info being sent from the DVLA would be accepted. I requested that a further request be sent from Traffico for this info. Daily contact with the DVLA and I was told nothing received. I put so much pressure on the Gestorias to sort it out with Trafico giving them the impression I thought people were misleading them - so much so, in fact, that Traffico copied

When are we going to stand up and fight for our rights I WOULD just like to congratulate the gentleman who wrote the article ‘Sad isn´t it?’ in this week’s RTN - I am sure he hit on everything that pensioners today think of - we seem to be treat as imbeciles by these politicians and we stand for it like silly little children. When are we going to stand up and

details of the faxes they had sent with proof. With tongue in cheek I rang the DVLA who denied any contact had been made. I have now personally copied the initial requests made by Traffico to the DVLA. It is a matter of ‘watch this space’ but because of the lack of communication I cannot hire a vehicle in the UK and still do not have the new licence. One Gestoria even said: “Do as most UK people do - lie and get a new English licence there.” This one comment told me that the first discussion that the Consulate should have is: how do we change the communication method? Yes use faxes but have email confirmation that requests have been received. This will advise all parties that no delays should happen and give all a reference date etc. No English resident should have to lie or use methods other than those set down by the Spanish authorities to get this licence so someone needs to lead the field and sort it out. Isn’t that what a Consulate job partly involves? John E Kind, Denia

Response from Consulate: “We are sorry to hear of the difficulties that Mr Kind is going through. We would advise Mr Kind to contact Carole Evans, the Customer Services Manager at the DVLA in Swansea to explain the problems he has encountered in following the correct procedure to transfer his UK driving licence to one issued by the Spanish authorities. Ms Evans’s contact details are : Carole Evans, Customer Services Manager, DVLA, Swansea, SA7 0EE. You can also make contact via the DVLA website at: or by fax to 0044 1792 766416.

fight for our rights and our money which we paid in and they give away without our permission? We need to do something quickly as there will soon be very few of us left. The way that they are killing us off we can’t go on much longer, so let’s form a referendum demanding our rights and asking for our money to be paid to us, not to foreign countries that have nothing to do whatsoever with our pension scheme. We worked very hard and long for the measly hand-outs we are given,

and we are supposed to be very grateful for getting anything I think. Whoever you are please start the ball rolling and see how many we can recruit to lobby the prime minister, who is so wealthy in his own right he doesn’t give a toss as long as his buddies in the City are kept happy…And it doesn’t matter which party is in power, they all suffer with the same disease: greed and to hell with old people. As he rightly says: very sad isn’t it…? Name and address supplied

Titanic bar tab TO QUOTE a recent editorial in the Idaho Statesman: ‘Watching the Republicans and Democrats squabbling over the US national debt is akin to witnessing two drunks arguing over who pays the bar tab on the Titanic’. Richard M McBride, Benidorm

The Spanish Tráfico has an internal complaints procedure that Mr Kind can follow if he wants to take this matter further. Further details are available on the website of the Direccion General de Trafico website at or by calling Telephone 965 125 466.”

Just Brilliant

ON BEHALF of Torrevieja Costa Lions Club I would like to pass on a few words of thanks. My husband, Iain, and I were honoured to attend a fabulous evening on Saturday, 6th October with the Just Brass band at the home of Gill and Peter Savage. As well as being members of the band, Gill and Peter work tirelessly for charity with the Lions Club privileged to be the recipients of the funds raised on this occasion. Under the musical direction of Ian Tynsley, Just Brass entertained the crowd with a varied selection of music, ably supported by the hilarious repartee of Ian Gibson! Many thanks also to everyone who attended and generously contributed to the raffle and last but not least, massive thanks to Gill and Peter for kindly opening their home and garden to host this marvelous event and to the army of friends who worked non-stop behind the scenes serving food and drinks - you are all stars!! On 18th October Just Brass band presented us with the fantastic sum of 750€, the proceeds of the event, which will be used to help others less fortunate than ourselves. If anyone would like to hear this amazing brass band, please come along to La Zenia beach on Christmas morning where Just Brass will be playing a selection of Christmas music in support of the Lions Club. Hope to see you there! Janette Bennett, Torrevieja Costa Lions Club

International tourists spending a fortune in Spain

Spain still a family favourite

by Jan Gamm FOREIGN TOURISTS have spent a whopping 45 billion Euros in Spain in the first half of this year according to the Ministry of Tourism. International visitors to Spain poured €6.2 billion into the economy in September of this year, representing a significant increase in the average expenditure per capita over the previous year. As the average length of stay has remained the same it is apparent that visitors are simply spending more cash!

RUSSIANS In the Northern Costa Blanca the emerging Russian market is acknowledged to be bringing a welcome injection of cash to the tourism coffers, while the Southern Costas still attribute the bulk of earnings to the Brits and Germans. Despite the tourist sector’s fears that this year’s VAT hike would prompt holidaymakers to make alternative arrangements data collected over the last six months show that Spain is still a firm favourite for families seeking a few days sun, sand and sangria…

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by Jack Troughton DRAG ARTIST Philip Garnett added a touch of spice to television’s ‘May the Best House Win’ and walked off with the 1,000€ first prize. His modern refurbished apartment overlooks Benidorm’s Poniente Beach and enjoys wonderful views of the Med – and impressed his three fellow contestants. Phil – whose alter ego is the famous Duchess of Benidorm – was approached by researchers to appear in an episode filmed in August and screened last month. “They were looking for a bit of a character and said I was exactly what they were looking for because they needed someone to spice up the show a little bit,” he told RTN. “I said I was doing my drag show and they came to see it – they liked it so much that they thought they could combine the Duchess with the house.” FILM He said appearing on the programme was great fun but hard work. Filming is over three days with a 5.30am start. “And half a day was spent making video clips in the apartment and interviewing me in different rooms.

Stay on the right side of the road

By Jack Troughton EXPAT DRIVERS must change their British licence for a Spanish equivalent or register it with Trafico, a meeting heard on Tuesday. Trini Verdu, of the Direcion General de Trafico, was speaking at a ConeXiones meeting in Calpe organised by the British Consulate, underlined the importance of taking the action. “After two years since you acquired a Spanish residency permit, you have to change your UK driving licence for a Spanish one,” she said. “Or you can register you UK licence at Trafico – when your licence is due for renewal, you will be issued with a Spanish one.” She said the department recommended changing the licence. “If you lose your UK licence, or it is stolen or damaged, you will have no problem because, with either option, you can go to Trafico and ask for a new one.” But she said if people did not take any action “and we do not have any records”, they would have to apply for a replacement through the UK authorities and undergo all the inconvenience it created. And Trini confirmed that to make the changes, a person or their representative needed to go to Trafico in Calle Catedratico in Alicante – two minutes walk from the popular Corte Ingles department store. She also reminded car owners that their vehicles must be re-registered onto Spanish number plates if they had been in Spain for over six months. More information is available from the Trafico website or by calling 96 512 5466 or by emailing

I think it came over really well and I hope it was “something good for Benidorm which has had a hard summer in the British press this year


Philip at home

“In television everything takes time as they arrange different shots. Opening the door and welcoming the other three people to my home took an hour. But it was fun and the four of us got on really well.” Phil said his home was the third to be visited, which was an advantage as everyone had got to know each other by

that time – although they only met the Duchess as they toured the apartment. “I think it came over really well and I hope it was something good for Benidorm which has had a hard summer in the British press this year,” he added. “One of the reasons I did the show was to show off some of the finer things of the town.”

The mobile health risk PHONES HAVE been identified as a major breeding ground for bacteria and health experts are warning that your mobile telephone can carry as many harmful nasties as the handle of your bathroom door! The proximity of the phone to hands, mouth and nose combined with the fact that people seldom if ever clean their telephones makes them a significant source of coliform-based bacterial infection that could result in mouth and eye infections, flu and diarrhoea. Computer keyboards and pens are also risky items but the mobile phone comprises the highest risk due to its frequent use at home, in the gym, office and even in bed.

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Calendar boy

ANSWERING A tricky classroom question launched an eight-year-old off on a quest to raise money for good causes at Christmas selling 2013 calendars. by Jack Troughton Young Sean McConnachie is determined to help youngsters in Denia and Gandia with his “grand plan” – a ‘kids for kids’ strategy – supported by his parents. A 4th year pupil at the Laude Lady Elizabeth School on Cumbre del Sol, Sean and his friends were asked “What would you do with a million Euros?” after reading the story Master Millionaire. Big-hearted Sean immediately decided: “First I would help poor children, then poor animals.” And he returned from school pondering how to help children less well off this Christmas but quickly realised washing cars, sweeping pavements and helping in the garden would only bring in loose change and not nearly enough for his ideas. However, last year Sean and his family travelled to New Zealand for a holiday and dad Ian, a former travel jour-

nalist, was in the process of making a calendar using spectacular photos taken down under as a present for patients of his mum’s Denia medical practice. BRAINWAVE It gave Sean his brainwave. “ I thought what a brilliant idea – why don’t we print a lot more and sell as many of them as we can and give the money we make to poor children – now that will make a real difference.” The resulting calendar is available in two forms: a 21cm by 10cm desk calendar and a 28cm by 22cm wall calendar. They contain 13 different pictures from the North and South Islands of New Zealand and are printed in three languages; English, German and Spanish and bank holidays for all three countries are included. Both are 10€ each – half the cost pays for the printing and the remaining 5€ will be donated to two projects, a chil-

dren’s home in Denia which cares for 30 children and the 56 youngsters aged between three and 13 looked after by a handful of nuns and volunteers at Gandia. Seanis being backed by his school and a number of expat groups and charities including Lions Clubs and the Euro Club Denia. And Sean and Ian will also be out and about at Christmas markets in the coming weeks selling the calendar.

Sean and Ian with the calendars

A colourful exhibition A TEMPORARY exhibition by Los Alcázares-born artist Pablo Antonio Lamertos is at the Fundacion Casa Pintada in Mula until 8th November. The exhibition is entitled ‘Transitions Colors’ and may be seen Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 2pm and 5.30pm – 8pm. Sunday and fiesta days: 11am – 2pm, at Calle San Francisco, 14, Mula.


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Charity gets the run around

by Jack Troughton COSTA BLANCA animal charity APASA has entered the second-hand car business – offering a natty Peugeot 206 as a raffle prize. A Javea business donated the gleaming white model and for 5€ a ticket the charity hopes to give a lucky person the run around when the draw is made on 8th December. And APASA’s Lula Carreno agreed to have a Pirelli moment with the car (pictured) on Saturday when the charity staged a successful fun day in Javea Old Town – raising money for the animal rescue centre. Raffle organiser Pat McCue said the money

was being used to complete the shelter’s new isolation kennels. “Roy Clifton and Andy Moore of Javea Auto Sales are both dog lovers and wanted to do something for APASA and wanted to dive us a car,” she told RTN. “They told us it wasn’t new but had a car in mind that was coming in. It only had one owner from new and was in immaculate condition.” Pat said all the taxes were paid, the car had been fully serviced and all the winner had to do was insure the vehicle – or sell it. “And every cent raised by selling tickets is going to APASA.”

Commercial baby food is best THE UNIVERSITY of Murcia in a joint project with the Health Research Institute at La Fe Hospital has conducted a study into solid foods for babies. Working mothers who purchase prepared foods for their babies but believe home-pureed food is better need not worry – it appears that canned and jarred baby food products are better. Although industrial and home-prepared foods contain the same nutrients, the study has revealed that home-prepared purees contain too much salt. Home-prepared baby meals also tend to offer oversweet foods which can lead to babies developing a sweet tooth later in life. The same is true for extreme savouries.

Get well soon Everyone at RTN would like to wish our Smiley, Happy, Intelligent, Thoughtful, Humorous and Overly Talented reporter, Louise Clarke, a full and speedy recovery.


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Ghouls on the march GHOSTLY GOINGS on brought a Costa Blanca village to a halt when the annual Halloween parade provided a colourful horror show. by Jack Troughton Jointly organised by Benitachell Town Hall and Benitachell Arts Centre the whole community turned out to watch the costume fun. And 85 youngsters and parents went on to

the party at the arts centre, where themed food and drink included a ‘blood punch’ complete with floating eyeballs. Pictured are (left to right) Megan, 11, Freya and Sienna, both eight, in suitably ghoulish costume.

Museum makes friends By Jack Troughton NEWLY FORMED association Friends of the Xabia Museum pulled no punches with its first outing – a visit to the town’s old cemetery at Halloween. The group has been launched for all those interested in local history and the rich heritage of the Marina Alta, while also supporting Javea’s museum. Secretary Maggie Morgan told the inauguration meeting at the museum last week that the group aim of ‘AMUX’ was “to learn, share and improve knowledge of our local history.” Members have already translated the texts of exhibits at the museum into English and will

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now do the same for German and French and offer foreign language guides for visitors. Members will also be given priority when AMUX organises trips to other museums and exhibitions, courses, films, and the presentation of historical books. Maggie said: “We are aware of the international nature of Javea and we speak different languages and we hope we can work together to solve this.” Annual membership is 10€ and for more information visit or email

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Watts In Britain By

Paul Watts

Yoghurt and simple surgery helps you live longer… I WAS in the Brewer’s Arms, on a recent trip to Sussex, with three old hacks bemoaning the lowering of newspaper standards, when old Eccles (doyen of the Sussex Express) asked us which comical headlines we remembered. Quick as a flash Julian of the South China Morning Post said it must be a Sun headline from years ago. The headline concerned an article about a jockey who had decided to change gender. In pursuit of this he had had certain dangly parts of his personage removed. Some wag at the Sun had titled the piece: ‘They’re Orf!’ “Ouch,” was the general cry. However, recently in the Huffington Post (you must know the Huffington Post, surely?) an article concerning a radical way to live longer could suggest the above jockey might have had longevity rather than sex-change on his mind. Rob Brooks, the HP’s Evolutionary biologist writes, “A study of eunuchs has shown that castration can increase a man’s lifespan by up to almost 20 years.” Okay Rob, tell us more: “Scientists analysed genealogy records of members of the Korean imperial court dating from 1392 to 1910.” Rob adds, “They included information about eunuchs who either lost their reproductive organs in accidents or underwent castration to gain early access to the palace.” Very interesting Rob but let’s get on to the longer life claims. Apparently, these noble Korean eunuchs lived 14 to 19 years longer than men of a similar social class who were, shall we say, ‘intact’. Of the 81 eunuchs studied, three lived to one hundred or more. Convinced? No? Me neither; I can’t say I’ve bought into this life-pro-

longing tactic. Rob writes: “The average eunuch lifespan was 70 years, compared with 60 to 56 for non-eunuch men in the court.” You’ve got to ask about their quality of life, have you not? Hmmm, why not just cut calories or fags to achieve seventy-years without such drastic action, eh? Well consider this: “Centenarians were at least 130 times more common among the Korean eunuchs than they are in developed countries today.” I suppose it all depends if you really want to be a hundred that much. Lead research scientist Dr Kyung-Jin Min, from Inha University in Korea says, “This discovery adds an important clue for understanding why there is a difference in the expected lifespan between men and women.” I say a more important health tip came from the USA this week: simply eat yoghurt. Yup, a far less radical way to prolong your life is cut down your chances of developing hypertension. The Times reported: “To avoid high blood pressure, simply include yoghurt in your diet…” I don’t know about you but I’ll take that one over the chopyaballsoff technique. Yes folks, the Murdoch broadsheet has reported that American research found in a study of two-thousand people that those who got 2% of their calories from yoghurt were “a third less likely to develop hypertension

over a five-year period than those who did not.” Better than the Korean way, any day… And the yoghurt they ate was only equivalent to half a pot. Here’s the science from University of Minnesota’s public health expert Huifen Wang: “Calcium is needed in muscle tissue, including blood vessel walls, and if there isn’t enough, they are not going to operate properly.” Huifen adds, “In effect the calcium helps keep vessels supple.” Huifen, I for one am convinced. Perhaps an informed approach would be to have a vasectomy and eat a whole pot of yoghurt daily instead. How old would you get to live then? For an answer, send a self-addressed stamped envelope please, to Dr Min and Huifen Wang. Watts in Britain, gulping down the yoghurt…


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Saving water by Jack Troughton TOP COSTA Blanca gardener Dick Handscombe aims to help save water, cut utility bills, and beat hose pipe bans with a new book packed with ideas. “Making Waterless Gardens” has advice for gardeners around the globe and should help reduce the need for watering by half. Triggered by the drought earlier this year – southern England faced hosepipe bans as early as March before receiving a lengthy soaking – Dick believes people “overuse” water because of the bad design of their gardens and allotments. “They are using thirsty plants and not improving the water retention of the compost and not realising that most plants would benefit from a bit of shade during the hot months of the year,” he told RTN. And he said many gardeners did nothing to collect rain water and simply watched a free resource drain away without benefiting plants. The book – which is subtitled ‘A Practical Reality Worldwide’ - calls upon Dick’s quarter of a century gardening in Spain and was inspired by a trip back to the UK in March.

DROUGHT He said on the train journey through the north of Spain and France he noticed how gardens had been hit by frost and drought, while in England garden centres were using irrigation systems – and people were already “moaning about having to survive another hosepipe ban.” He added: “This book has about 300 ideas to make sure you can use less water to get a much better garden in terms of beauty, interest, more productivity and low maintenance.” Dick’s top tips are to stop “watering shallow” every day and instead water “deep” every four to seven days, depending on the maturity of the plant and after three or four years stop watering trees and shrubs.

book has about 300 ideas “ This to make sure you can use less water to get a much better garden in terms of beauty, interest, more productivity and low maintenance

Cash for cancer charity

“There are probably more plants killed on the Costa Blanca by over watering than not watering,” he said. “And most cases of fungal and insect attacks are because of the high humidity caused by over watering.” Making Waterless Gardens is published electronically on Kindle via Amazon and hard copies are available by contacting Dick@ gardeninginspain. com or visiting the website By Jack Troughton www. MONEY RAISED during Xabia International College’s gardeninginspain. successful Breast Cancer Awareness Day was donated to com popular Costa Blanca charity MABS this week. President of the MABS Cancer Support Group Jacqui Phillips MBE visited the school to accept 205€ which will help those ill with cancer in the area and support their family and friends. Pictured (left to right) are Heads of College Hilary Fernandez, Head Girl Laura Warren, Jacqui, Head Boy Conor Scott and Fiona Phillips, Deputy Head of the secondary school.

A warm and wet October THE METEOROLOGICAL Agency has reported that Spain’s average temperature throughout October was 16.6 degrees 0.8 degrees above normal, making this the warmest October in 42 years. Warmest days were 8th and 9th October, when it reached 34º degrees. In towns like Pinoso Alicante, Rojales, Novelda, Elche, Benidorm, Crevillent and Madrid, the cumulative month has seen between 30 and 40 litres per square meter of rain. October 2012 ranks thirteenth among the wettest since 1971, and is the wettest since October 2008.

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Hair raising by Jack Troughton GOOD NATURED teacher Phil Baldwin helped raise 1,000€ for charity by submitting to the barber’s chair and allowing amateur stylists play with his luxurious locks. Students at the Laude Lady Elizabeth School took part in a special Halloween fundraising day and curled, coloured, and combed his hair. The cash will go to charities supported by the school – the MABS Cancer Support Group, the Red Cross, SOS Malawi, and the Tondtenga Farm School in Africa’s Burkino Faso. Phil has the lead role in the hit musical Guys and Dolls and is about to lose his pony

tail – suffering for his art and the realism of Suits you playing a character in 1950’s New York. sir! Phil Fortunately, the director of the Footlights gets a production, Val Turner is hairdresser in real new look life and is on standby to give the actor a smart short back and sides. “It is amazing what you have to do to serve the cause of art,” lamented the teacher. “But we are helping some good causes at the same time.” Guys and Dolls opens at the Casa de Cultura in Calpe on 8th November for a three night run. Tickets are 12€ and 8€ for children under 14. The box office is open weekday mornings on 652 404 798.

The magic taxi

A BIG-HEARTED and generous Seville taxi driver offers free transportation to children with cancer and also to poor families unable to find the price of a cab ride. Rafael Segura, in business since 1985 has ‘customised’ his taxi at the request of his six-year-old daughter Alicia - making it the most original cab in Seville and a travelling tribute to Mickey, Minnie, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob and a host of Disney characters including Disney princesses, fairies, butterflies and puppies! Rafael likes the kids he drives to enjoy their ride and forget their troubles for a while, so not one square inch of dashboard or door is left free of a sticker, cartoon or stuffed toy! A veritable chariot of magic and happiness! Rafael says: “We must all do our part to help those most in need.” Well said, Rafael…!



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A sporting life THE CHARITY Shop of Calpe has recently made two donations of sporting equipment to organizations in the town. by Jack Troughton With over 10 years of fund raising, the shop continues to support local charity and purchased two exercise bikes for the Maite Boronat Centre for handicapped people and a

range of equipment of the Olta School. The charity shop relies on public support and welcomes donations of unwanted items to stock its shelves – it also hopes for a full house for its early Christmas event on Charity shop volunteers with children and staff from Olta School and town hall representatives 22nd November.

Solar Open Day postponement Solar in Spain wishes to apologise to readers who were unable to be informed of the postponement of last Tuesdays Open Day in Javea’s Inn On The Green. Some readers turned up on the day after the number quoted in the advert was not correct and they could not get through by phone. There will be a replacement Open Day in November, demonstrating the latest and most relevant options of Solar power and Pellet Heaters, and all wishing to attend will be made very welcome. Look out for our editorial in the coming weeks for booking details and the correct number. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Solar In Spain can be contacted any day of the week on 96 285 4488 or by emailing Readers are always welcome at their head office and exhibition in Pedreguer (Avinguda de les Industries, 8 Poligono industrial Pedreguer, 03750).

Vulgarity Arch! LONDON’S ADMIRALTY Arch, which forms a ‘gatehouse’ between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, is set to become a luxury hotel for the super-rich. The British Government agreed a £60million lease deal on the eight-storey, 147,300 sq ft landmark with Spanish developer Rafael Serrano, the entrepreneur behind the opulent but much-criticised yet fully booked Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, where the cheapest room rate at £850 per night buys a stay

in a room decorated in a style described as ‘brash’ and ‘tasteless’. Serrano’s London-based firm Prime Investors Capital has assured the press that the features of the 100-year-old Grade I listed building will be “painstakingly preserved.” Civil servants have lived in converted apartments in Admiralty Arch for many years. The project, which will include a luxury spa and magnificent ballroom, has already been dubbed ‘Vulgarity Arch’ by disgruntled Londoners.

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Torrevieja Stroke Support outing by Patricia Thompson A WELCOME respite break was enjoyed at Hotel Los Narejos, Los Alcazares by Torrevieja Stroke Support from 23rd to 25th October. 22 members welcomed the opportunity to be looked after and having time to stroll along the picturesque Mar Menor in

warm sunshine with several dramatic ‘fly past’ demonstrations by the Spanish Air Force for entertainment. Stroke sufferers and carers alike enjoyed the short holiday: thanks go to the helpers who came along to give much needed aid and support, and who made the break so carefree. TSS next respite break will be a day coach outing to Beni-

dorm on 30th November. Stroke Support meets weekly at The Annex, Municipal Buildings, c/Paganini s/n, Urb. La Siesta, Torrevieja from 2.45pm to 5pm. For further information call 96 671 8964.

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THE OXFORD English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 1971) defines risk as a ‘hazard, danger; exposure to mischance or peril’. Unfortunately most people see risk as it is defined but by avoiding risk they can be taking risk. When it comes to savings, the majority of people view the word ‘investment’ as being an arrangement linked to the FTSE100. (The FTSE100 actually represents a fraction of what is going on in the world each day). Many prefer to have their money on deposit in a bank, because it’s safe. Here are three ‘risks’ with this perceived safe situation: 1. Your money is likely to receive less interest than the inflation rate. You risk losing money in spending terms each year. 2. Your capital is guaranteed not to grow. 3. There is the risk that the bank will fail and/or gamble with your money even though you thought it was in a cosy deposit blanket.

There are plenty of nightmare stories where investors’ funds dropped dramatically, especially around 2008/9. Those clients of mine who have taken above average risk can now look at their investments with growth far outstripping anything which has been made available by banks. This approach is not for those who get nervous about their wealth on a daily basis. However, it has been proven that by sitting tight, losses are recouped and gains achieved. For those who don’t want so much risk but want more than they are receiving we can put plans together, explaining what can be achieved. Often people are not comfortable with tying their money up long-term. We recognise this and we can arrange things accordingly. Contact me: it’s worth taking the risk. - Spanish heirship laws could balloon into a problem – New EU law to be introduced in 2015 (go to – Free Financial Tips) - Do you need help understanding your pension funds and QROPS? - Would you like a FREE financial review, at ANY time of the year? For all your financial planning needs call 96 558 7633 or email

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Solidarity on the street by Jack Troughton

HUNDREDS OF people joined a colourful march through Benidorm last Sunday to support the women’s breast cancer charity Anemona. More than 1,000 walkers helped raise cash for the group which provides practical help and advice for women developing the disease from those who have already been affected by breast cancer. Anemona also provides hospital visitors to assist women undergoing the trauma of treatment and to lend a friendly ear to their worries and concerns. For more information regarding this charity visit

The Olympics come to Rafal

THE OLYMPIC spirit was revived in Rafal this week when 1,200 residents turned out to take part in games designed for all ages and abilities. The games were organised by the local council over a week, coinciding with the anniversary of Barcelona ’92 and came complete with an opening ceremony featuring the lighting of the Olympic flame. The top three winners in a wide variety of events were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals.

Club Torrevieja Classics and Specialists Cars Where has the summer gone ? What a summer for the Club Torrevieja Classics and Specialists Cars! It has been a long hot summer, but it did not stop us getting out and about. On some of the runs a few of the old girls got a little overheated (and the cars as-well...) July saw us on what felt like the roof of the world which is The Cresta Del Gallo looking down on the whole of Murcia City and beyond, then back to Sucina for an excellent threecourse meal. We also took a day out showing the cars for MABS at their San Javier fund-raising event. August was less energetic with a cool run one evening followed by a meal at Las Ramblas Golf Club and later in the month we supported the British Legion Expo day at the San Miguel Castle. September the run took us around the reservoir Torremendo and on to Quesada to play crazy golf. October is always the busiest month for the Club, with the AGM Anniversary dinner and rally. The anniversary dinner on the 7th was as last year at the Veni Vidi Vici in the International Marina and various trophies were awarded at the event. October finished with a run on the 28th with a visit to a bodega bating back to 1888, near the village of La Palma. The current owners are old friends of a couple who are members of our club and kindly offered to give us a most interesting tour. The attached pictures show the start of the rally and wine tasting. The day finished as usual with a pre-arranged meal at the ‘Old Asia’ restaurant at La Zenia. If you would like to join the club rallies please contact us by visiting or contact Ron Blackwell on 96 679 1212. Alternatively come along to our next monthly meeting on Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm in the Cafeteria Marina Club in the International Marina.

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Plant Irises now for the spring by

Clodagh & Dick Handscombe Practical gardeners and authors

IRISES PLANTED up to the end of November will develop a good root structure prior to the Spring flowering season to both extract the moisture and nutrients from the soil and also act as guy ropes to support the weight of the stem and flowers. So don’t delay looking around to see what is for sale this autumn. Basically there are three choices: Dutch and Spanish irises and the larger flowered bearded irises and we are lucky to have Spain’s largest collection of bearded irises and mail order supplier right here on our doorstep - the Iris Garden high up on Bernia. We understand that they still have dry rhizomes for sale for autumn planting as well as a few potted but more expensive plants for personal collection. A search of the catalogue section of their website will immediately demonstrate the enormous range of varieties that have been breed by plant breeders and there is probably something for your garden whatever your colour scheme. If you are not on the internet then

try telephoning 96 597 3520 and ask for Christine. Bearded irises have become a popular bulbous plant for several reasons: They flower in the spring They are perennials so flower for many years After a few years daughter rhizomes can be separated from the original parent plant in the autumn and planted to expand displays At this time it is best to discard the original mother rhizome The tough skin of the Iris rhizome means that it is less susceptible to eel worm, slug and snail damage than the thinner skins of bulbs such as tulips especially during the dry summer months There are many varieties available so interesting collections can be built up They do best in full sun They can be grown in dedicated beds, mixed beds, in containers and on rockeries Irises need very little if any watering and have few disease problems When you receive your package of irises open the packet immediately and plant out as soon as possible in a reasonably rich soil. A soil enriched with well-rotted compost or manure is preferable to feeding with manufactured nitrogen rich fertilisers.

Clodagh and Dick Handscombes books can be obtained from bookshops or by mail order from info@santanabooks. com or 952-48-58-38, or Amazon. In the UK the books can be ordered through bookshops or for some more conveniently by a freephone call to 0845-260-4505 which is the The Royal Horticultural Society Bookshop at Wisley Gardens in Surrey. © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

The latter can result in too much green growth and smaller flowers. Plant so that the top is just showing with the roots spread out and covered with firmed down soil. Water once a week to keep the roots damp for a month - or two if there is no rain -until the roots are established. Always remember that irises do not like to be waterlogged. In the spring and early summer watch out for aphids if the weather is humid and spray for several weeks until the danger is past… The height of the iris stem and size of flower means that the plant needs plenty of nutrients so feed your irises each year six weeks before you expect them to flower. Typically this will be March /April on the coast and April/ May in higher up inland gardens. A second feed each October is beneficial. One thing that Christine Lomer emphasises is: “Please weed between irises and do not use weed killers as it can affect the quality – especially the colour – of the flowers.” Finally if you invest in a few irises they are something that you can enjoy for the rest of your gardening days.


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Rain in Spain and your swimming pool MANY RESIDENTS of the Costa Blanca witnessed the extreme weather conditions a couple of weeks ago but many did not realise the harm that the stormy weather did to their swimming pools. Flood damage, electric power surges and land movement can all affect your swimming pool. Luckily, Dyna Pool is on hand to help you with all your pools problems no matter how big or small. The majority of the problems stemmed from pool pumps, which in rainy weather conditions can flood and blow the electricity to the pump. These can be replaced in a very economical way and need not be a long and laborious job. Subsidence is another problem area when the gota fria strikes in Spain. This can cause pipe leaks and breakages in your pool which you may not notice until your next water bill! DYNA POOL – DON’T LET YOUR POOL DRAIN YOUR POCKETS If you have a swimming pool the chances are that your water is being metered by your water supplier. If your pool has a leak it could be costing you a fortune! For example a 1mm hole would release up to 350 gallons of water per day. Not only is this wasting a precious resource it could prove to be very costly. Dyna Pool is the premier leak detection company serving the entire Costa Blanca for the past 6 years. We specialise

in providing leak detection services in swimming pools. We use a combination of skill and experience along with state of the art equipment to detect various types of leaks. Our commitment to quality service, experience, and knowledge makes us a leader and preferred company ensuring the cost of curing your pool leak need not be expensive. How do I know if my pool is leaking? • Your pool has air in the system • Your equipment is losing prime • Cracks have appeared • Your pool surround is sinking or lifting • There are wet patches around your pool • Water needs to be added to your pool more than once a week Pools & Leak Locating Dyna Pool has several methods to

test and verify the location of leakage anywhere in your pools pipework or operating system. Through many methods of high-tech testing, such as sonar and other available avenues, we can isolate the leak to a specific point in the shortest amount of time possible. Once the leak and its location have been identified and confirmed, it can quickly be repaired. Unlike many other leak detection companies, Dyna Pool uses the detection team to do the repairs. This allows for less mistakes and a more efficient repair. Call Dyna Pool, the Costa Blanca’s premier Leak Specialists and save time, money, and unnecessary property damage. Call 966 717 229 or 650 461 394: Website: Email:

Everyone loves a good auction! SUZY’S IS holding its first ever live auction right on the premises with well-known radio presenter Ray Peters taking charge of the gavel for the day! There will be refreshments available throughout the day and also some light entertainment by Kevin Wagg, a new and upcoming artist on the Costa Blanca. Val from SCAN will be there serving mulled wine, homemade cakes, and of course a fantastic christmas raffle will be on display with tickets on sale on the day. Here is a great chance to grab a bargin in time for Christmas, have a great fun day out and bring your items in to earn some euros! There are beautiful clocks; antiques and a professional carbon fibre road bike that is drawing a lot of interest... For something a bit different a lovley young lady called Natasha is kindly offering a morning’s translation service and also a handy man is willing to come to your home and do a day’s work - both of these will be up for grabs! No less than five commercial freezers are for auction if you are opening a resturant or bar; sofas; dining table and chairs; display cabinets and a professional drum kit! Full length ornate mirrors; a box of assorted contents...the list is endless! There are two main intake days – it’s xciting not knowing what weird and wonderful items will come through the door on 7th and 8th November between 10am and 5pm! So get in quick to be sure your items are entered. Heat FM’s well loved broadcaster Shorty B will be putting in an appearence and trying his hand at banging the old gavel. And AJP trading will also be joining us, selling new android tablets and phones including the new apple iphones and in various memory sizes. So please dont forget our intake days are wed-thur 7-8 th november 10-5 and you have ample time all day friday to view all the bargins on offer in the auction. The hammer goes down at 10.00am on the 10th november so get there early and grab a seat. Items are coming in thick and fast: if you need transport for your bigger items ring Yanny on 634 355 873 - also transport can be arranged for delivery of items after the auction. RTN will also be making a special appearance to report on the day’s events. Full terms and condition are at or call 678 049 050.


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Milton Express Services: the perfect solution IMPROVE YOUR lifestyle with regular tax free profits! Many residents on the Costa Blanca are already profiting from their Arbitrage trading facility which has consistently paid clients a monthly return of 2.75% tax free. Clients of Sporting Arbitrage received some welcome news this year, with the introduction of the half-year bonus scheme which also applies to all new members. Mr Rose of Playa Flamenca said: “Since investing with Milton Express earlier this year, I’ve been delighted with the monthly tax free interest my investment has achieved with their arbitrage service.” Access to the arbitrage trading facility is now only available to members of winning express, although this condition will not be retrospective. Milton Express, the originators of the scheme, actually market a sports advisory service that pays significantly higher returns – but with a degree of volatility. Winning Express exists to provide its members with tax free returns, along with an earnings opportunity, and a sense of enjoyment in simply belonging to a club that’s dedicated to mutual success. Now for £99 residents on the Costa Blanca can join winning express and sample the full services for 3 months

with a money back guarantee if they fail to make a profit. Members will not only benefit from the services themselves but they can promote them to others via a free replica website, so whether it’s a bigger return on your capital along with access to their arbitrage trading facility or simply looking for a unique business opportunity with the potential of earning generous commissions, it’s the ideal vehicle to get on board. ENJOY AN ALL-ROUND WINNING EXPERIENCE For those who do become subscribing members there is an opportunity to win a fabulous holiday, an eight day cruise departing from Barcelona with all travel costs included and 500€ towards spending money: Full details are on the website. HOMES AND GARDENS EVENT, COSTA DEL SOL Winning Express are the sponsors of the forthcoming exhibition to be held in Estepona on 9th and 10th November. Anyone within the area looking for information on their services may visit them at the Palacio De Congresos, where BBC Sports Pundit Steve Claridge will be in attendance along with the Winning Express Team.

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For further information on our services and how to join Winning Express contact the Milton Express Office, La Zenia on 96 599 4815. Or call into our offices based on 1st floor, Edif. Centro Zenia, Avda. De Villamartin s/n Urb. La Zenia Orihuela Costa. Find us off the N332 at La Zenia roundabout, above Alejandros Restaurant. All administration duties for Milton Express are carried out by Admin Solutions (UK) Ltd;Velocity House, Tenter Street, Sheffield S14DE Tel: 0114 213 3539. Visit the website for full terms and conditions along with details of all our services and promotions.



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How much inheritance tax must I pay? by

Maria Wiedemann Lawyer at Abaco

IT OFTEN comes as a surprise to people that inheritance tax still exists in Spain, even when you inherit relatively small amounts. In many other countries, the UK included, inheritance tax is only an issue for the super rich. The majority of mortals don’t have to worry about it at all. Unfortunately in Spain, they do. One controversial aspect of Spanish inheritance tax is that it does operate differently for residents and nonresidents. There are attempts underway to rectify what many see as an unfair system. However, at the time of this article going to press different rules still do apply and if you own a house in Spain as a non-resident, you should be aware of this. It often comes as another ‘surprise’ to people that when a spouse dies there is still a formal inheritance procedure to go through here. This happens because the Spanish inheritance system that Spanish nationals must adhere to is very different to that of the UK. Property is not necessarily distributed to the next of kin and there isn’t the same level of choice about who might inherit it. In Spain, there are rules for Spanish national inheritance that include automatic inheritance rights for children. As a British or Irish national, you are able to follow British and Irish inheritance laws and this means that you can choose who inherits. However, you still have to go through the process of transferring roperty officially in Spain.

RESIDENT TO RESIDENT The good news is that if you and your spouse jointly have a residential home in Spain and you have both been fiscal residents for a specified period (with proof to show this is the case) then you should have no taxes to pay when one of you dies.

RESIDENT TO NON-RESIDENT The situation is not quite so straightforward if you are a resident leaving a property to non-resident children. In this case again, provided you can prove residency, there should be no tax to pay by your children provided they do not sell the property within ten years. If they do they will have to pay the tax along with any interest accrued. It is worth ensuring that potential inheritors are aware of this as it can make a substantial difference to their future plans. FOR NON-RESIDENTS Unfortunately if the deceased is a non-resident, there will be something to pay. In the case of two nonresident spouses with joint ownership, if one leaves their house to the other there will be inheritance tax to pay in Spain. This inheritance tax must be paid up within a six-month period or there is a risk of being fined. The details on the Title Deed cannot be changed until this is settled. REDUCING THE COST There are ways of reducing the amount of inheritance

Abaco provides legal services and tax representation for resident and non-resident Spanish property owners. You can contact us for advice and information by calling our helpline (+34) 96 670 37 48.

tax to pay. The more people who inherit a property the less overall inheritance tax will be due. This is because each person has a threshold below which they don’t have to pay tax. By splitting inheritance between more than one person the cost is reduced. For example, it can be beneficial to leave your house to both your spouse and your children. WHO YOU ARE MATTERS You should also be aware that who you are matters in Spanish inheritance law. There are four ‘levels’ on which inheritors are levied tax. Children and grand children have to pay the least tax, followed by your spouse and then brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts. If you aren’t married, in some regions you will not be recognised as a close relative and will be charged income tax at the same rate as a friend would be. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT If you’ve finished reading this article then you must by now be aware that calculating inheritance tax and working out what the implications of inheritance are, is no easy matter. It is important that you take advice from qualified and experienced inheritance lawyers who you can communicate confidently with. If you have experienced a bereavement and need to sort out your inheritance we are offering free consultations with an inheritance lawyer. You can arrange an appointment by contacting us on (+34) 96 571 2656 or by visiting our website to request a call back.



Carlos Baos

of White & Baos Abogados

English & Spanish Solicitors

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Cancellation of CAM Bank’s preference shares CANCELLATION OF a CAM Bank’s preference shares sale to a retired women for not having satisfactorily informed her about the consequences of the transaction. According to Europa Press, a Court of Segorbe (Castellón) has recently granted a court order annulling a sale of preference shares from the CAM bank to a pensioner, condemning CAM bank to return the money invested, plus legal interest and legal costs. According to the press, the judge decided to declare null and void the preference shares purchase agreement, understanding that there was a mistake in the consent given by the client - that is, she agreed to buy without really knowing the consequences of the sale and the risks of the transaction. This was even though there was, on the purchase agreement signed, a clause exonerating CAM bank for any responsibility. THE COURT UNDERSTANDS THAT: The Clause where the client agreed to the purchase of the preference shares is considered null and void, as that clause contained a wording imposed by the bank on the client that forced her to declare that she was properly informed about

the product and its consequences, and that all the necessary information was provided to her, when in fact, she was not informed properly. In addition the bank was responsible for drafting the documents using confusing terms and ambiguous expressions. The judge also understands that the claimant did not act with the intention to speculate, and so she must be considered as a consumer, as she was just a pensioner who tried to get the maximum possible return for her savings. The court understands that the verbal information provided by the bank was insufficient, and therefore the bank failed in its legal obligation to inform the client. The court concludes that the lack of information caused an error in the client-consumer about the nature of the transaction and its consequences. That error must invalidate the consent given and therefore the preference shares purchase agreement signed. If you find yourself in this or a similar situation, please let us assist you.

Carlos Baos (Lawyer) © White & Baos Abogados 2012 - All rights reserved. C/Diana 19, 2º-D, 03700 Dénia (located 1 minute away from the La Via underground car park). Tel: 966 426 185. Send your questions to or This article is available in English and Spanish at The information provided in this article is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues. Visit our blog at and Facebook (White-Baos-Abogados-Solicitors)


Cash trimmed from Alicante’s bus service budget

ON MONDAY Alicante City Council approved cuts of €1.7 million to the personnel budget for the public bus service, reducing overtime and allowances in order to address outstanding bills with the company from 2011. The cuts will provide cash for ‘urgent need’ items such as school maintenance, heating equipment and municipal vehicles. Unions are demanding clarification on whether there will be layoffs



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Proud to be associated with Grant a Wish

In the process of selling your house in Spain and converting the money back into Sterling? by

Kevin Wright

Account Manager, Moneycorp

WHAT CAN you do to make sure that you get the most for your money, particularly regarding the charges levied by your Spanish bank? In today’s current market place many people looking to sell a Spanish property will have had to reduce the price of their property to be able to negotiate a sale. With all the associated costs and taxes that need to be paid out, maximising the amount of pounds sterling that you finally receive for your euros is vital. Clients need to be aware of two important factors that can cost you dearly when converting your euros into pounds and moving those funds out of Spain. SPANISH BANK CHARGES All too often British people living in Spain assume that Spanish banks operate in a similar way to the UK. This is not the case. Once your sale has been completed you will receive a cheque from the Notary. Many Spanish banks will

charge a fee based on the value of this cheque to accept and clear the funds. They will then look to charge a further percentage fee to send your funds out of Spain. To put this into perspective, on an amount of 150,000€, you could incur costs of up to 1,500€ just to clear your cheque and transfer funds out of Spain. As most clients close their accounts when they leave Spain, there is little room for negotiation. If you do manage to reduce the fees it is often based on leaving a lump sum on account for up to a year. The agreed sale price of a property is often based on the amount of pounds sterling that the seller hopes to receive, according to the exchange rate at that time. However, a Notary / completion date can take place some weeks or even months after the contract of sale has been signed. This means that sellers run the risk of the

exchange rate moving against them and thus reducing the amount of pounds sterling that they receive. For example, with an exchange rate of 1.25, a sale value of 150,000€ will give you £120,000. Should this exchange rate rise to 1.28, a rise of just 3 cents, this would give a return of £117,187 – a loss of £2,813. Moneycorp offers a range of service that allows clients to lock into favourable exchange rates at the time of the signing of the contract, taking away the risk of the exchange rate moving against them in the future. Using Moneycorp will also allow you to ZERO bank fees leading to even greater savings. For more information on how Moneycorp can help you to save on your Spanish bank fees as well as helping you get more pounds for your euros, contact us on 902 887 243 or email Moneycorp directly at

money matters 2 - 8 november 2012


The RTN Money Matters page is a regular weekly feature. The objective of this page is to keep our readers informed on what is happening in the world of finance, for the articles to be informative, interesting, educational and current. The articles are being supplied to RTN by a body of financial experts from around the world. If readers have any topics on which you would like more information or any question you would like answered please let us know by emailing

Beware of more skeletons in the cupboard MUCH OF the activity that has taken place in the banking industry is enough to spook even the hardiest soul. This week’s third-quarter results will give an indication of some of the financial headaches lurking in the wings. Libor is not the only skeleton in the cupboard for this industry. Barclays reminded the City about the scale of the payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal, with its shock announcement earlier this month that it needed to put aside another £700m to cover the cost of claims. This takes the bill for the big banks up to nearly £10bn even before the updates due this week. Barclays, again, is the bank that best illustrates the new misselling scandal of interest rate swaps to small businesses. It will be in court tomorrow facing claims from Guardian Care Homes that it was mis-sold £70m of these swaps, which were intended to protect against rises in interest rates. The Wolverhampton care home operator claims to have lost £12m. Barclays is not alone in facing claims over interest rate swaps: the Financial Services Authority estimates that 44,000 businesses may have been mis-sold swaps. Every bank’s third-

Barclays slashes bankers’ pay by up to half as profits fall BARCLAYS IS to cut the salaries of some of its leading investment bankers by as much as half in a bid to reduce costs and show that the bank has fundamentally changed following the financial crisis. The Sunday Telegraph understands that investment bankers who earn a base salary of between £500,000 and £3m will see their salaries cut by between 30% and 40%.. In certain instances, salaries will be cut by as much as half. The reductions – still to be finalised by senior management within the division – will be drafted in at the start of next year following conversations with those concerned.

Barclays is to put aside another £700m to cover the cost of claims

quarter numbers this week will be scrutinised for signs of additional provisions to cover new claims. And it looks like there could be many more new scandals just lurking in the background. Santander this week took a mishmash of a provision – of £232m, no less – to cover ‘conduct remediation’ and future regulatory changes. The bank did not spell it out, but only a small part of the £232m is likely cover interest rate swaps. Some will be the cost of helping the card insurer CPP pay out redress to bank customers sold identity-theft protection. On Friday CPP admitted it had made a £25m provision following an FSA investigation into the way the insurance was sold. Several banks used CPP to sell such insurance and may be forced to help cough up the compensation bill.

Then there is the potential scandal brewing from the sale of interest-only mortgages taken out in the boom years and now described as a £100bn time-bomb, as customers may never be able to pay off the actual sums borrowed. It may not take much to tip this skeleton out of the cupboard, if customers start to complain they were not given proper advice or if the FSA decides to get heavy. In the run up to the crisis, up to a third of all mortgages were interest-only deals – a truly scary number if customers are unable to switch to a repayment mortgage when the moment comes. What else you may ask is about to come out of the woodwork and how can the Banks find the money to pay these claims and fines - also how safe is my money in the UK banks?

Summary of most popular topics and products covered to date WE HAVE been running the Money Matters page for over a month, so we thought we would summarise the topics and products that have proved most popular.

‘An investor’s guide to self-investing:’ This article was very popular as it gives you individual control of your own investments through a Fund Platform, via Capital Platforms. A number of individuals set up starter accounts and have been so impressed by how easy it is to use and the quality of information it provides that they have now converted these to actual trading accounts and are happily making money. ‘Structured Notes:’ As a result of this article RTN are able to offer to our readers, via one of our partners, an exclusive JP Morgan 5 year Autocallable Note. It is available until 11th November 2012. This Note offers an annual coupon of 9.65% for Sterling and 8.20% for Euros. On the annual valuation dates, the 3 indicies are checked to see if they are the same or above the strike rate - if they are the Note is called, the capital returned and the coupon paid. If not it rolls for another year, and so on till the 5 years are up. At maturity as long as the indicies are above 35% of their strike rate, 100% of the capital is repaid. So that means the markets need to have fallen by more than 65% on the maturity date for the Note not to pay out. ‘The Prudential:’ Cautious investors have loved the Pru International Bond with the Pru Cautious fund, which offers a relative safe haven for investors in these volatile times. It offers a good rate of return over five years and also allows 5% income to be taken annually. The readers’ letters question and answer section has also proved very popular so if you have any questions or queries you would like to put to our panel of experts see just email us. For more information on any of the above please email



2 - 8 november 2012

Banks by

Christina Brady

Regional Manager of Blacktower Costa Blanca

FURTHER TO last week’s article ‘Take care with your money’ I have been inundated by individuals with horror stories to tell about their Bank in Spain. The one I have had most complaints about is Banco Santander. Please, please, if you have a deposit with any bank in Spain, even if you think it is just a normal deposit account, make sure it is. The only way to do this is to go to your bank and tell them you want all of your money out now. If they say yes then you are okay - any excuses and you may have a problem. If they say you cannot withdraw it now, demand to know why? And ask them when you can have access to it all. It’s your money: make sure it’s safe. Act now - it’s better to know where you stand than to possibly have a nasty surprise in a few months or a year’s time. Still with Spanish Banks it has been announced that Spain’s ‘bad bank’ will be known as Sareb. It estimates that it will take €45bn of toxic real estate from Bankia and three other nationalised banks, plus more from a second group of banks that also need bailout money. These banks will have to take a haircut on the market value of the assets they transfer into SAREB,

approximately 63% on the gross book value of foreclosed assets. By asset type, the discount is 79.5% for land; 63.2% for unfinished developments and 54.2% for finished housing. The average discount in the case of loans to developers is 45.6%, including haircuts of 32.4% for finished projects and 53.6% for loans to finance urban land. Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy is worried about sending house prices - which are only 25 percent off peak around the country - plummeting. The price paid by the ‘bad bank’, he said, must not be taken as the market value, but you may ask if this is the price that the assets are going to be marketed at how can it be taken any other way. Santander, BBVA and others who must now compete to sell their stock of toxic properties with the ‘SAREB’ are unlikely to be happy. For further information or if you have any questions regarding the above you can contact me on 658 892 330 or email

Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy is worried about sending house prices plummeting

The above information was correct at the time of preparation and does not constitute investment advice and you should seek advice from a professional adviser before embarking on any financial planning activity. Blacktower Financial Management Ltd is licenced by the UK by the Financial Services Authority and is registered with both the DGS and CNMV. Blacktower Financial Management (Int) Ltd is licenced in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Licence No: 00805B and registered with the DGS in Spain.


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Update on the change-over of your health provider

YOU HAVE probably seen recent adverts stating the following:

you confused about the “ Are changeover of your private

health insurance to another provider? We can help by offering extra special conditions for an easy transfer, similar terms and conditions and a more comprehensive medical directory of English-speaking doctors.

A national company is being taken over by a Spanish multinational one, with no ex-pats division. The majority of the English-speaking doctors in this area will not be working with the new company due to the conditions they have been offered. This particular company does not have English-speaking personnel, therefore unless you speak Spanish you may find great difficulty when you need to contact them, all their paperwork is in Spanish and to be honest, they have absolutely no experience within the expat market.

Mandy has spoken to the their office in Madrid and unless you cancel they will be issuing a new contract in January, but as yet they cannot inform you the level of cover you will be transferred to and, obviously, this will all be in Spanish. Mandy (Asssa Administrator for Jennifer Cunningham Insurance) is bilingual with her first language being English and obviously all the Asssa documents are in English. I am therefore delighted that after many discussions, my company’s health provider has given me a wonderful alternative which any of the Jennifer Cunningham Offices can assist you with. This product has been especially designed for clients wishing to have another option to the company they are automatically being transferred to that provides no explanation of the product, or the service they will be receiving. Some of the very specific differences to all other policies are: ‘The Age You Join is The Age You Stay’, and ‘Guaranteed for Life’. This means that should you have a serious illness, the policy will not be cancelled for cost: this is in writing on all the Asssa brochures. As I always advise you, the written word is paramount, people may promise you the earth, but unless it’s in writing be very careful.

Please, before even considering changing to another Health Company, check the following points and make sure they are in writing: Age no problem Pre-conditions accepted Everything in English Personal service for easy authorisations and assistance English speaking doctors Monthly payments (no charges) For further information please contact Mandy on or 96 646 1690: the transfer process is very simple, with minimum stress for youl The date for cancelling your policy is 31st October. However, if your doctor/hospital is no longer with the Company you can legally cancel at any time. Don’t leave it just to chance: Act now.


2 - 8 november 2012

The trek to the S

THE LAST traces of a rogue break out into the blue Mediterranean as group of 31 walkers through the p Their objective was to tiptoe around the Sleeping Indian or, put more correctly, to circumnavigate Segaria - that manly hunk of rock overlooking the speeding motorists of the N332 and AP7. The forecast was good for the last day of summer, horologically speaking, and spirits were high. A sporting thirty minute opening sector loosened limbs and lungs before the way eased, pulse rates relaxed and conversation returned. It was fun walking for a couple of kilometers along a disused asequia but this couldn’t last and soon there were boulders to surmount and rocks to climb as the group went for the Native American’s throat. Heads were lowered and conversation suffered as height was gained. A dozen walkers took up the challenge of ascending the poor man’s nose upon which they jumped gleefully whilst the more restrained walkers enjoyed lunch and dramatic views of the Mediterranean. Smudges of Ibiza were detected on the horizon by the eagle of eye. The team was high now! As the wind picked up, the adventurous band traversed the upper western side of the somnolent Apache which afforded a bird’s eye

A sea of shining daffodils… RESIDENTS WANDERING lonely as a cloud in the Natural Park of Las Lagunas de La Mata and Torrevieja will be treated to a sea of shining daffodils, tripled this season with a whopping 3,071 specimens! The daff population explosion of the beautiful Narcissus Miniature variety - is attributed to the rain in early October. Wordsworth would have been delighted!

view of the Pego Marshes ornitholo ing birds drop in, use the facilities a necessary ascent was met with gr limbs and the leader kept his distan sight of Benimeli hove into view. As the church bell chimed trium ly consumed in the square. For five had trampled all over Hiawatha’s as much as flickered an eyelid as h of bison-burgers and Mini Ha Ha… later that night!

Next sched

SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER Granadella in reverse: A mode rough terrain with great coastal vie a 350m ascent: No dogs: For further Segaria from Benimeli: A very s

Alcoy to open Moors and Christian exhibition

AN IMPRESSIVE exhibition of Moors and Ch mannequins show the costumes of captain preserves and exhibits other memorabilia November with a specific date to be advise

Sleeping Indian

kfast-time shower were drifting s Captain Chaos led a trusting picturesque streets of Benimeli.

ogical service station where migratand move on, a la M6. A little more roans from those now with weary nce but eventually the encouraging

mphantly refreshments were eagere and a half hours 31 pairs of boots extremities but he had at no time he slept solidly, dreaming no doubt … The walkers too would sleep well

duled walks

erately strenuous walk over some ews: 11kms of 4 hours’ duration with r details contact Bill 673 220 073. strenuous walk over mostly rough

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terrain and involving some scrambling: 16kms of 6 hours’ duration with a 1,000m ascent: Dogs on leads at rear: For further details contact Bob 634 323 513 WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER Col de Faixuc: A moderate walk over mostly good tracks - no rushing: 9kms of 3 and three quarter hours’ duration with a 350m ascent: No dogs: For further details contact Geoff 676 616 101. Alt D’Ample: A moderately strenuous walk over some rough terrain: 14kms of 5 hours’ duration with a 435m ascent: No dogs: For further details contact Ralph 690 677 663. Miserat summit & part Solana del Garrofer ridge: A strenuous walk over mostly rough terrain: 13kms of 4 and a half hours’ duration with a 600m ascent: Dogs on leads at rear: For further details contact David 693 480 190. The rules and guidelines for walking are given on: Please also refer to this website for any last minute changes to the walks.

hristians costumes features more than 100 costumes at the Casal House, a new museum in Alcoy. The ns, lieutenants and Moorish kings worn in colourful parades since 1946. The Museum de Sant Jordi Casal from the popular festival including photographs and awards. The exhibition may be seen from Mided. For more information visit

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Life Dreams really do come

true with Cambridge 800! AT CAMBRIDGE 800 they know that losing weight is only half the battle: keeping it off long term is what really matters. All new Consultants begin their journey with Cambridge 800 as customers and after seeing how well the Steps programme works for them, and experiencing first-hand the level of support they receive, many decide that they too want to help others manage their weight. They know intimately the problems you face, the discrimination, the jokes and the pain. Having been at both ends of the scales - literally - they talk from experience and understand how hard it can be if you have weight to lose. They also understand the health benefits associated with a healthy weight and BMI.

Jane, now a Cambridge 800 consultant, saw her dreams come true by losing the weight and more importantly, keeping it off! “At the age of 8, my school nurse told me I was overweight; my first memory of being ‘different’, the ‘odd one out’. After years of trying to lose weight, at the age of 18, the NHS considered me ‘untreatable and obese’ and I was told that no more could be done for me. From then on, my weight gradually increased. I tried in vain many weight loss diets yoyoing up and down, but when you have half your body weight to lose, will-power alone is not enough.

“ In total I have lost 7.5

stone (47.6 kilos) and most importantly, have maintained it ever since. I have my life back!

Jane before

In 2002 aged 42 and 5.3 inches tall, with a BMI of 45, I tipped the scales at 18 stone. Enough was enough! Unhappy with my size for far too long, I thought I had no other option than to make friends with my size and accept my fate gracefully as there was nothing I could do to change it – but I was wrong... During a break to Spain, a friend visited me from the UK. She was half her previous size and looked absolutely stunning! She told me all about the fantastic Cambridge weight loss plan she had been on, and it had only taken her 4 months to achieve it. Inspired, I truly believed that if she could do it, so could I - and I did. When back in the UK I met with my Cambridge Consultant who gave me ongoing, one-to-one support and I finally lost the weight. That was six years ago. In total I

Jane after

have lost 7.5 stone (47.6 kilos) and most importantly, have maintained it ever since. I have my life back! To help others achieve what I had I decided to train as a Cambridge Consultant in the UK. But the biggest twist of fate in all of this is that it has now led me back to the country where it all started, and a new career with Cambridge 800 in Spain!’’ Cambridge 800 is part of the Cambridge Weight Plan Group of Companies, manufacturer in the UK and offers a range of weight management programmes, providing flexibility and choice as well as structure. The products can be used either as a total diet replacement for fast, predictable weight loss with nutritional assurance, or with conventional food for a more gradual weight loss and effective weight management. Contact Cambridge 800 for the name of your nearest consultant and find out how they can help make your dreams come true too. Call 952 586 324 or email

“Villamartin Satellites have given us an excellent TV system, the service and advice we received has been very good, a great team of people.” We went for a system that could supply all 92 properties on our community; we started by having a EGM giving people options and finally we chose Villamartin Satellites for the package they offered. This was quite a long process trying to meet all people’s needs and I would suggest that people ask a lot of questions to make sure you get what you need. Before getting an agreement from the community we needed to look at where the dish would be located, what civil works need to be done (i.e.) do we need to put cables across a road, also the type of cable and boosting equipment to give us the best signal in all areas. We wanted just one dish so went for a 3.2metre dish, this was done after agreement with our community at the EGM, it means that the skyline is not littered by dozens of small dishes. Guarantees on equipment including boxes and after sales service need to be discussed. We are satisfied that Villamartin Satellite meets this arrangement. The TV boxes offered cover basic FREESAT to HD Sky packages; this covers the need for the rental and residents that are here permanently. A good all round package that our community own at a reasonable price which included fibre optic cabling.

John Parker

Community Committee Member

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2 - 8 november 2012

Life tech

Installing AVG 2013 on new laptop I HAVE recently become the proud owner of a brand new Compaq Presario CQ57 laptop, bought for me in England and mostly I love it (although I do miss the help of IT support that I had when I was working in England!) I have installed AVG 2013 free edition and since then then the Internet keeps going off. Not sure whether the two things are linked. Since then I have read in one of the free English language newspapers that the 2013 edition is causing several problems and it might be better to stick with the 2012 edition. But I’m not sure what to do to uninstall the 2013 version. Any assistance would be welcome. Sue Goodman Aunty says: There are a number of methods to uninstall programs: Method 1: Via the Program Folder Option open Control Panel>Programs> Programs and Features>Select AVG 2013 and click ‘Uninstall’ button. AVG 2013 Uninstaller wizard appears with following three

options: ‘Speed up my PC, Update my AVG product, Uninstall AVG’. Select Uninstall AVG and follow the wizard prompts. Method 2: via the Uninstall a Program option in the Control Panel Method 3: Using an uninstall tool from the company. In this case AVG have a few tools to help: And some of these actually remove files that the standard uninstall methods leave behind Method 4: Use a third part uninstall tool like Revo Uninstaller.

McAfee subscription expired

MY SUBSCRIPTION to McAfee has expired and I am loath to renew. Can you tell me whether such a subscription continues to provide a level of protection on expiry albeit without further updates so it does no harm to leave it ‘operational’ - other than to suffer the irritation of renewal reminder pop-ups. Or does the protection cease to function altogether and thus best option is to remove McAfee entirely from the current programs? Regards, Cliff. Aunty says: As far as I am aware, yes you are correct in that McAfee will continue to operate with no subscription, but it will not update the program or virus database. But using an antivirus programme that does not have an up-to-date virus database is almost pointless as it will not protect you from the latest viruses. Other antivirus software is available offering a high level of protection for free, with the option to subscribe for further ‘tools’ and protection. Software like Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials, and AVG are available.

with Aunty Virus


Restoring partitions HELLO, I decided to try Linux Ubuntu instead of (increasingly tiresome) Windows7 and after a short time decided against it because despite some good reports I found it very hard to work with. After uninstalling Ubuntu I managed to delete what I thought was the correct partition and removed it. I had allowed a 30Gb partition and removed what I thought to be the right one and would recover the space on the hard disc. I found that my hard drive (C Partition ) was now 30Gbs ( allocated for Ubuntu) less than normal: I normally have 190Gbs of 220Gbs - I now only have 160Gbs of 190Gbs. After a lot of factory default clean reinstalls of Windows the 30Gbs are still missing from the drive. I have always assumed that a factory default restore would restore all partitions to the state of original installation but for some reason has failed to do so on this occasion. Is there any way to restore the original partition set up to my preferred 220Gbs and restore the lost 30Gbs or would it be better to install a new hard drive and try to partition it to my preferred settings. Any ideas or advice on this would be appreciated. Mark Bayton Aunty says: A factory reset on a PC will only install the operating system and default programs. It will not, as you have found out, restore partitions to their original size. You have two options: Windows & and Vista has a built in disk partition tool, available via Control Panel, System and Security, Administrative Tools, Create and format hard disk partitions. This allows you to create and change partition sizes. And it may allow you to recover the ‘lost’ 30gigs. (I use the word ‘may’ as I have not always had 100% success when using this!) Use third party tools, like the free tool from, which I have found to be a bit more easy to use, more reliable, and more flexible with its options.

Gadget Inspector Investigates:

Samsung Widescreen LED Monitor

THIS WEEK the Inspector takes a look at the Samsung S19B150 18.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor.

Do you have one of those fantastic old cathode ray tube VDUs cluttering up your home office/study? Or fancy a second monitor to monitor all your trades? Well, it´s time to send it to the Leafy Glades VDU Retirement Home where it can sit in the corner glowing gently and muttering about how nobody appreciates classic engineering anymore... Instead let’s see what the slim line Samsung S19B150 18.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor has to offer. OK, as the name suggests it measures 18.5 inches across the diagonal and has a widescreen format (16:9 ratio – old VDUs/TVs where 4:3…). The Samsung supports a maximum resolution of 1366x768 pixels, perfectly adequate considering its size. But what about the picture quality? Well, these days LED/ LCD monitors are classified by their contrast ratio and display brightness. The Samsung certainly scores with a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1, the highest value currently available. It´s not too shoddy with a display brightness of 200 cd/m² and response time of 5ms. Samsung call this Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio – designed to ensure the darkest blacks and brightest whites, obvious sounding I know, but you´d be surprised how dull the

display can be on some modern displays. And don´t think all this tech is going to be sending your electricity bill through the roof – the Samsung S19B150 has been designed with energy saving in mind. With a builtin eco-saving feature it automatically adjusts the brightness of your monitor based on your power saving requirements. You can select from three energy saving modes 50%, 25% and Energy Saving Off to tailor the Samsung to your personal choice. Connection is easy too, the Samsung S19B150 is fitted with a D-Sub (VGA) connector and a cable is included. Although there is no DVI/HDMI output, even the most modern PCs still have this type of connector. But more importantly if your PC is a few years older this will most definitely be the type of connection you need. The Inspectors Verdict: Why strain your eyes with that prehistoric VDU when you can marvel at the brightness and clarity of this lovely little number. And think of all the spare space on your desk you can fill up with other clutter instead! Visit to purchase the Samsung S19B150 18.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor for 82€. Prices quoted include free delivery to Spain (Euro cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase).

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EVEN THOUGH are phones have got more sophisticated, sometimes we actually miss certain features from our old phones which were actually really useful. On older mobiles if you had missed a call or received a text message then there was generally a little LED light on the phone which would flash to notify you of this so you didn’t have to constantly wake your phone out of sleep mode to check if anyone loves you. On the new phones – all you get is a black screen so you have to constantly wake your phone up and waste the battery. NoLed is a nice simple app which displays custom notification icons/dots on the sleep screen. It supports most of the 3rd party apps like Whatsapp, Hotmail and Facebook and you get a battery indicator, time and date appearing on the screen as well and everything is completely customisable with battery saving features. Available to download for free from Google Play on Android mobile phones.


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Life horoscopes Planetary forces allow you to tell your story just the way that it is; and if there are some who have a problem with this then they do not love or respect you. Getting things off your chest may be spilling the beans, but in the cold light of day your wants and needs have to be respected above all, and the truth known to all.

Venus connects with your sister starsign Libra, bringing actions in reverse since something you have dreaded actually turns things around to do you a favour. Every cloud has a silver lining and things will be much easier when you take vital steps to protect your interests and eliminate past fears and traumas. Indecision is the current focus and nobody could blame you for having to make sure that you get your facts right this time. Others have been judgmental towards you, but in the end it is you who have to see beyond and grasp this opportunity for what it really is; a chance to show what you can do and what you deserve. The Mercury retrograde stops you in your tracks, but there is good reason for this as things are not quite what they seem, or what they should be. Someone has been economical with the truth, and you have suffered as a result, but your sheer stubbornness and positive energies have been noticed for good reason. Pluto sees you torn between two objectives, neither of which do you really wish to commit to. Walking away with your head held high might be a better alternative then making a compromise when you don’t have to. You are moving on and not running away, so take off the pressure and take time to choose. In hindsight you would never have got involved in the first place, but you are, and must see through the consequences; even if they are out of your immediate control, and take you out of your comfort zone. Nobody could blame you for a set of events that has forced you to re think your next moves, and you have remained faithful and true to the end of the line. Venus brings love and passion and both are welcome additions to your overworked and busy schedule. This is a good time to take some serious rest and relaxation while you can. The horizon shows new direction and some hard work to balance the books, so make hay while the sun shines and be prepared for change. Reaction to the recent shift sees you working with others to get things going again. So much time has been wasted, but it isn’t your fault. Blame the Pluto and Capricorn conjunction for any further delays to what could really be your best shot, and have an escape plan ready just in case you need it. The Mercury retrograde centres in your third house of hospitality at the start of the working week. In the following days you may experience a slowing down, and during this time it would be unwise to make any decisions or to sign anything, unless you are fully sure it fully checked out and you are really sure.

Take off

TRAVELLING HAS really opened up over the past few years. We are travelling more frequently, and fares have levelled so we can pay for the service that we want, and usually grab a bargain in the process. Planes are sleeker, travel times reduced and it is just as if we were getting off a bus to jet around the World. But what makes a journey fly by is company. I know it is rare to encounter someone who hasn’t got earphones plugged in these days connected perhaps to a computer lap top, net book or tablet or MP3 player in motion. The stony face of the tired business man, and the scream of the wailing infant just behind you are not conducive to travel joy, but the person who wants to talk can trim so many minutes and hours off the travelling time, and allow it to really fly by. I have given many psychic readings at two miles high, or discussed the goings on in the World in general; and the action of being a companion and having one is a wonderful but rare thing. O.K. I am not the only one who has made a conscious decision to pretend to nod off when the person in the aisle seat looks unfriendly or demented; but in general passing time in a confined space is brightened by good conversation, sharing things and conversing. In the old days the airline meals served broke the journey. As we tucked into our trays of tasteless salads and congealed pasta at least we could look forward to the cheese and biscuits and polystyrene cups of Nescafe coffee or builders tea strong enough to trot a mouse

Kennys diary Service of Clairvoyance at the Forum Mare Nostrum November 1st: All are welcome at the Alfaz Spiritual Foundation at 18.30. Looking forward to meeting with you. Please call Jackie on: 966 878 469.

Kenny corris

over it. Monarch Airlines still serve such hot meals even on a short flight from the U.K. to Spain, and just entering the cabin on one of their flights is like instantly going back to the heady days of the daily ubiquitous smell of school dinners; though luckily boiled liver and lumpy custard are not on their inflight menu. The drinks trolley causes a diversion too. Here thirsty or non thirsty people select a drink because it passes the time, but where I ask you, are the free peanuts of the past? Helping time pass is an art. Spirit has been allowing us to make connections for years, and many have taken the opportunity to have them as a companion, travelling or not. But as we travel on through this journey of life to unknown or maybe undisclosed destinations it is sure that they can and do provide the adequate passing of time, and the serendipity of strangers on all routes hence. There may not be any free air miles, or those romantic airline tickets of the past (rather then our self printed A4 pages!) but there is safety, speed and travel geared to the present needs of the travelling population whoever they may be. Try taking off the headphones on your next flight, you never know who you may meet, sky high and trapped in your 33inch seat pitch. Spirit however are always in motion and may have just exactly what you need spiritually whether you are speedy boarding or not. All you have to do is to take off!

Love & Light... Kenny Corris


Readings at the Bistro Maya in Alfaz: 3rd and 5th November: From 16.30: mini readings available call Els or Alex for appointments: 966 868 213.

Pluto takes control and begins to act as a catalyst making changes wherever possible. The inspiring and fearless Capricorn can be held back by not fully believing in themselves, but scrutiny from Pluto leaves no stone unturned, and this situation brings a dream closer to reality in the current scheme of things. Just a twist of fate sees you taking the easy way out and this is not your usual style, or your way of doing business. Your energies are tested this week by someone who thinks they know better than you; and in showing them who’s boss you can also consolidate all that you hold dear and strive for!

“An Audience with Kenny Corris” A Show with clairvoyant energies, readings, and how to develop your connection with Spirit. Currently being presented in five countries. Some bookings for Spain still available to help boost your Charities’ fund raising. Please call Kenny for details direct on: 686 361 594.

Neptune nears and is about to go Direct after a four month retrograde. This is a time to put your cards on the table and show people how you do things with your dogged determination and strong values combining to take new steps towards your independence and a fine tuning of your gifts and talents.

If it’s your birthday this week

Coming soon at Bistro Maya: Christmas Psychic Fair with readings, treatments and gifts galore on Saturday November 17th. See you there?

Email your letters to me at: KENNY THERE is something that I did when I was a young and crazy and it was so wrong. How can Spirit forgive me for what I did? I feel that when things go wrong now that they are punishing me for what I did. Wendy S. Wendy, anyone reading this knows that they made mistakes and did wrong things in the past. Me too. The mere fact that you know what you did was very wrong is enough for you to deal with it. For all the bad things we did how many good things did we do? Spirit doesn’t judge you, and never would, but you are torturing yourself for no good reason; and they have all made mistakes too. We do what we think is right at the time and if it seems wrong today then we can only move on, maybe learning as we do, from our own mistakes. So, stop punishing yourself!

Let it be known that your patience won’t last forever; and that you are not to be messed with. There is unfinished business and though it isn’t your fault, others will judge how you handle this!


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Cryptic Crossword

Quick Crossword ACROSS 7. Additional extravagance at first (5) 8. Ancient hero who took the ones here to America (7) 9. Where birds win money by cheating at cards? (7) 10. Soft swelling is well rounded (5) 12. So pretence turns out to be what everybody knows unofficially (4,6) 15. See 3 Down. 18. Poor dunderhead goes back to languish (5) 19. He needs his eyes open for his pupils to be clearly seen (7) 21. Regard to business (7) 22. Change there and get a number (5)

Word Ladders


1. Don’t forget the wild animal you’re thinking about (4,2,4) 2. Plunder’s going up to have a seat! (5) 3 & 15 Across. Although you understand quite a bit, don’t be offended (4,2,4,4) 4. The prop is attached, so don’t go away (4,2) 5. Springtime? (4,4) 6. Need about a couple of dozen sheets of paper (7) 11. Suitably arrange to make a formal request for goods (3,2,5) 13. More punctual helper behind the scenes (8) 14. A sufficient reason for being on the rocks, perhaps (7) 16. It’s clear father has what he needs for camping (6) 17. It raised the tone quickly (5) 20. She’s in the choir: get her out altogether! (4)

The key rule is that you must only change one letter at a time as you move from one rung to another, and the word you make must be a proper word! Therefore you may move from BATH --> BATS but not from BATH --> CASH because that changes two letters in one go which is not allowed.

ACROSS 7. Light-giver (5) 8. Malady (7) 9. Lachrymose (7) 10. Put off (5) 12. Colony (10) 15. Becoming adult (10) 18. Joins timber (5) 19. Unvarying (7) 21. Pleas (7) 22. Frequently (5)

DOWN 1. Diplomacy (10) 2. Massive (5) 3. Cook (4) 4. Quarters (6) 5. Club (8) 6. Pagan (7) 11. Withdrawal (10) 13. Regularity (8) 14. Decorative pelmet (7) 16. Ocean travel (6) 17. Value (5) 20. Image (4)

Euromillions Draw Friday 26th October 2012


6 9 27 38





No ticket won 91,421,975 Euros

Tuesday 30th October 2012

23 24 25 31 44

No ticket won the 102,511,027 Euros


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Life spanish

Basic Spanish for everyday needs by Jane Cronin

Step by Step Spanish 6 SOMETIMES YOU have to take one step backwards to move two steps forward, and sometimes you just have to revisit things you may have forgotten. To go on to our next topic we need to remind ourselves about some things called “past participles”. We learnt about them in my original Essential Spanish articles, around about number 30. At that stage we were learning what I call the “recent past” tense. That is the one that translates “I have seen”, “we have been”, “he has driven” etc. and we learnt that the forms “seen”, “been”, “driven” and many more, are called “past participles” (in Spanish “participios”) which combined with “have” and “has” (in Spanish the verb “haber”) they form a past tense which refers to things that happened recently and still affect the present (I have lost my keys – “he perdido mis llaves”) and also to refer to things that occurred in an undefined time in the past (She has been to France – “ha estado en Francia”). That was a rather brief summary of something that needed two or three articles at the time, but I want to get on to a related subject now. Actually, I think I will stick to English for a bit longer to give an example of where I’m going. We have a verb in English “to break”. The past participle of this verb is “broken”. To form the tense I have just mentioned, we could say for example: “The child has broken the vase” or perhaps “My boyfriend and I have broken up”. In both cases we are using “have or has” plus the “past participle” to form this “recent past” tense. However, as English speakers, you will also be aware that I can use the word “broken” in other ways. “This vase is broken” or “This is a broken vase”. In this case “broken” is being used as an adjective, even

though it was originally a past participle. An adjective is a “describing word” and describes the vase, in the same way as adjectives like “big” or “red” - “the pretty vase”; “the red vase”. So, let’s get back to the Spanish language. The verb “to break” is “romper” and it has an irregular past participle – “roto”, meaning “broken”. To go back to our examples, I can say: “El niño ha roto el florero” or “Mi novio y yo hemos roto”. In these sentences, and when the past participle of any verb is used to form this tense, it never changes its ending. It always ends in the letter “o” and is not affected by whether it refers to things or people that are singular or plural, masculine or feminine. However, when this participle is taken out of this tense context and is used as an adjective, it starts obeying the rules of adjectives. We would say “El florero roto” (the broken vase – masculine singular) but also “los floreros rotos” (the broken vases); “la silla rota” (the broken chair – feminine singular) and also “las sillas rotas” the broken chairs. At the end of last week’s article is used a participle in a similar way. I said: “You would be very confused! - Estaríais muy confundidos”. “Confundido” is a past participle, from the verb “confundir” which is being used here as an adjective, and therefore agreeing with the plural form of “you”, with the added “s” ending. This is on the assumption that more than one person reads these article. I think I’d better stop at this point.

The Twits of the Week Joey Essex @JoeyEssex: I’m really hot. The heating is on too high :( example @example: My central heating comes on at the same time the sun rises. Double whammy. My apartment is like the middle of a cheese toasty right now. The Excited Tweet Coleen Rooney @ColeenRoo: So lovely seeing our baby on the scan yesterday!! #excited Memories! Olly Murs @ollyofficial: I FEEL LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT.. LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT!! #whathappenedtothatadvert The Rant Jack P Shepherd @JackPShepherd88: Drive up to a red light and them pedestrians that stand waiting on red, then decide to walk across JUST as it turns green? ....AHHHHH! The Moan Chris Moyles @CHRISDJMOYLES: I don’t like the gym normally but it’s doubley rubbish on a Monday. That said it’s done now and in the bank. Boom!! The Funny Tweets John Bishop @JohnBishop100: Got a train at Crewe with a woman who is acting like she just boarded a yacht in Monte Carlo - sunglasses in Crewe in October ...really luv! Gary Lineker @GaryLineker: Great thing about the Sports Personality of the Year trophy, is that it’s one of the few pieces of silverware that doesn’t resemble yours truly. Tina O’Brien@tinaob: In the Wendy house with Scarlett she says we need a dolly I will go get one, 1 and a half hours later I’m still here and she’s forgotten about me and is watching tv... cheers!

Life books

Danny Collins -

A Case of Knives THIS IS not a new book but a reprint. A Case of Knives was originally published in 1988 and was the debut novel of the author, for whom it won the Betty Trask Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Best First Novel Prize – but enough of accolades, the proof of a book is in the reading. It is told in the first person by Lucas Salik, an extrovert heart surgeon who pushes heart surgery to new frontiers with his bold experiments. But Salik is aware that experiments need motive and subject. For this purpose, enter his charismatic friend Hal, with whom the chilly Salik shares a secret obsession. When Hal declares his intention to find a wife, Salik is stung into carrying out his most complex operation yet: to engineer the marriage and set it on the perilous path to failure. But Lucas Salik himself suddenly becomes the victim of his own plot when he begins to receive letters that threaten his career, his plans for Hal’s marriage and his life. The theme of the novel is unique and quirky, with a delicious edge of savagery that fits the plot. The publishers have done well to resurrect such startlingly innovative writing. This is a novel full of the echoes of jealously, lust, and intrigue with delightfully drawn characters. I found it quite fascinating.

Suduko Answer

Author: Candia McWilliam Publisher: Bloomsbury (paperback) Price: 10.40€ ISBN: 978 1 4088 2296 8

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Life health


Mark Phoenix Murphy Dhp MIAPH MNRAH

Pain management via Hypnotherapy

IT’S EASY to think of the mind and body as two separate entities within one form; a metaphorical cut-off line distinguishing where one starts and the other ends. But if we think about it, the mind and body work in conjunction to enable us to function. As silly a point as it seems it actually can make a difference in how you think of yourself. Stress and tension aren’t problems that only attack the mind. Pain doesn’t just affect the body. As with everything, for every action, there’s a reaction and if you’re in pain or suffering it will attack your nerves and cause you more stress in the process. Pain management via Hypnotherapy is a difficult area to aid patients, as pain is a signal that something in the body is wrong. If you’re persistently suffering with painful headaches that blur your sight or make you feel dizzy, a doctor is more appropriate for your symptoms. Hypnotherapy is an alternative way of controlling pain and strengthening the mind to be able to handle and deal with your suffering. If you hear someone say, ‘It’s all in the mind,’ a lot of times it actually is. By empowering your sense of self and strengthening your will you’ll be amazed at the pressures your body can actually withstand. By using your mind to deal with the manifestation of suffering in your body, you can reduce your pain. It’s impossible to totally alleviate the pain; hypnotherapy isn’t a miracle cure. It can help if you’re preparing for surgery and are suffering with anxiety and stress from that. If you have a needle phobia or you’re awaiting test results or are trying to stay positive with

cancer Hypnotherapy can help you regain control of the situation. A natural by-product of ‘going under’ hypnosis is a more relaxed frame of mind and a tension-reliever. Using hypnotherapy to feel more in control of yourself, to regain your self confidence and self esteem is amazingly potent. You’ll find yourself seeing the future more positively and won’t be dragged down by that pervading hopelessness of ill health. Hypnotherapy is an amazing alternative that uses your mind’s natural resources to protect yourself. It won’t work wonders, it would be reckless of any hypnotherapist to suggest that it would, but by placing you back in the driving seat, you’ll be amazed at the journey your body will and can take. I am a registered consultant Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Pure HypnoAnalyst and HypnoBand Practitioner and the sole IAPH member on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. If you’re suffering with a phobia that is affecting your life visit me at The English Medical Clinic in Albir (nr Benidorm); International Clinica Moraira, Moraira; Consultas Medicas ICA, Camposol or The Physical Therapy Clinic, Villamartin (Torrevieja). For your free initial consultation please feel free to call Mark Phoenix Murphy directly on 654 202 996 or visit or for more details.

Please call Mark now on 654 202 996 to book your free initial consultation or visit him at Mark’s clinics are held at the Family Medical Centre, Albir; The International Clinic Moraira; The Physical Therapy Clinic Villamartin and the Dental Clinic Camposol in total confidentiality.


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Life health


Dawn Blythe S.R.N. R.M.

Family Medical Centre, Albir

Breast Awareness

BREAST CANCER is one of the most common forms of cancer in woman and is responsible for approximately 12,000 deaths in the UK every year. The chance of recovery is greatly influenced by early detection. You can help yourself by being ‘breast aware’ – this means getting used to the normal shape and size of your breasts. Instead of examining your breasts monthly for abnormalities, you should do more regular checks so you become familiar of what is normal for you. Be aware of their appearance and texture, and note that these can change through the menstrual cycle. BE AWARE OF: General changes: • One breast suddenly gets bigger than the other. • Dimpling or puckering of the skin. Breast lumps: • Any breast lumps, especially those not associated with the menstrual cycle. Nipple changes: • In-turning of the nipple. • Differences in the position or shape of the nipple. • Colour changes. • Rashes: these are uncommon, though the nipple can be subject to eczema, a condition called Paget’s disease that is cancerous and can also cause a nipple rash. • Discharge. Should you become aware of any breast changes, however slight, it is advisable to see your Family Doctor without delay. There may be a simple reason for these changes (something that can be easily treated) but prompt diagnosis can make a massive difference to prognosis should any changes be due to breast cancer. This article was written by Dawn Blythe, Midwife, Family Medical Centre, Albir. Should you wish to speak to Dawn about any Midwifery issue please call 96 686 5072 or email


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Life people

Adam King leads the Aladdin birthday celebrations ALADDIN CELEBRATES his 150th birthday with a flying carpet visit to Spain this Christmas - landing in Ondara’s Auditorio on 16th – 18th December. The landing ‘lamps’ are being lit by Big Fish Entertainment, rapidly emerging as the Costa Blanca’s premiere theatre company, already with spectacular productions of Cinderella and the Willy Russell musical, Blood Brothers under its belt. Heading the cast will be Adam King with a distinctive take on Wishee Washee in company with principals drawn from a broad spectrum of the theatre world as well as some exciting new talent. Director Suzanne Millington, head of performing arts at Laude Lady Elizabeth School and well known actor/director, explains: “Aladdin is a truly multi-national theatrical work with origins dating back to the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Back in 1861 the dame character, Widow Twankey, was actually called Twankay, named after a cheap type of tea!” However, there will be nothing cheap about the Big Fish production, with spectacular choreography from co-founder Lucy

Glister, lavish costumes, stunning sets and every ingredient expected from a traditional pantomime. “There will also be quite a few innovations and twists, elements that have helped this form of theatre to develop over 150 years,” adds Suzanne. What more could you ‘wish’ for this Christmas than a family outing to the most magical pantomime of all … Aladdin. For information and updates on tickets and competitions as well as rehearsal shots and videos go to www. bigfishentertainment. biz or join the Facebook page.

Barber’s appointment

By Jack Troughton BOOK SOME first class free entertainment in the weeks leading up to Christmas by inviting the Costa Barber Singers to perform. The big-hearted group’s diary is fast filling up such is the demand for an appearance on the Costa Blanca at charity fund raising events – but there are some dates still available. The Costa Barber Singers have been performing for 24 years and offer an exciting new line up and

repertoire, including some traditional Christmas carols. The singers bring a slick, professional delivery in the four-part harmonies of a traditional barber shop singing and have really got the look – either wearing distinctive boater hats and striped waistcoats or their new blazers and bow ties. To make an appointment with the Costa Blanca Barber Singers check availability on the website and then call Hugh on 96 597 7202 or 699 829 081.

Life music Freddie Kool Steady Eddie’s Bar, Moravit, Moraira

‘FREDDIE KOOL’ is a great entertainer and a brilliant singer with a wide range of songs from Ballads to Swing, Pop, Blues, Reggae and Country. He was a semi-pro singer with several bands until three years ago when he decided to embark on a solo singing career in Spain. On Sunday 4th November he is performing in the newly-refurbished Steady Eddie’s Bar, Moravit, Moraira at 3.30pm: a perfect venue to enjoy a lazy Sunday with good food and a new entertainer to the Moraira area. Don’t miss him! For more info or book a table contact Eddie on: 697 922 522.


Live At Olivia’s Bar, Javea & Aleluya Bar, Jalon

RIO CONSISTS of four of the most highly respected international musicians presently working in and around the Costa Blanca: Pam Pearson (vocals); John Pearson (guitar); Jack Hazebroek (drums) and Tommy Duffy (bass). Sadly, due to commitments in the UK, Jack Hazebroek will be playing his final gigs with Rio this weekend. The band members and fans will be sad to see him go but are happy to welcome Walter Mohr as his replacement. Most of you will know Walter who has been the drummer with Off Limits for the last four years. The band is currently rehearsing old favourites and also new material with Walter who is looking forward to the challenge of filling Jack’s role. If you would like to come and say goodbye to Jack, they will be appearing at Olivia’s Bar of Arts in Javea on Saturday 3rd November from 10.30pm and at Bar Aleluya in Jalon on Sunday 4th from 7.30pm. For more information or bookings please call 696 731 290.

Danny Whybrow: Young Guitarist

DANNY WHYBROW is a young guitarist who is one of the best on the Costa Blanca. He is also the guitarist with his band ‘The Hoaxx’. The Hoaxx happened when Danny linked up with mates from Drama School, bass player, George Parker and drummer Seb Baldwin. They cover bands like Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon and JET, with a little Hendrix or Wilson Pickett, plus they have begun to introduce their own songs. ‘The Hoaxx’ are stars of the future, not to be missed. For more info phone: 634 362 967. NOVEMBER GIGS Friday 2nd, Bar La Copa, Calle de Julio, Calpe 12 pm Saturday 3rd, Saffy’s Bar, Calpe (Halloween Party) Tuesday 6th, El Cid Bar/Rte, Benidoleig (Coldplay Jam Session) Friday 9th, Bar La Copa, Calle de Julio, Calpe 12 pm Friday 16th, Platino’s Bar, Arenal, Javea

Jalon Valley HELP events Friday 9th November: Fashion Show at The London Boutique, Jalon. Doors open at 12 noon for 1pm start. 1€ entrance fee includes a glass of wine courtesy of London Boutique, 20% discount on clothes purchased, plus Raffle. Saturday 24th November: Christmas Bazaar at The Pensionistas/Library, Jalon (next to Sports Hall near roundabout on Jalon to Lliber road). Time 10am till 2pm: Stalls, Refreshments & Christmas entertainment. DECEMBER: Christmas Carols in Jalon Square, date to be confirmed soon. PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS: These can be used to raise funds for medical treatment that is not covered by the Spanish healthcare system. So far over 300,000€ has been raised by the collecting and recycling of 1,000 tonnes in one year. Please save yours and take them to the Tobacco Shop in Jalon for recycling. Details of more events to follow shortly and you can also check the ‘Diary Dates’ on the web page to see what is coming up:

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Life going out

Christmas Fair to benefit Emaus children

AN ‘EARLY BIRD’ Christmas Fair is to be held at Salones Carrasco behind Barclays Bank, Javea on Sunday 11th November from 11am – 4pm.

45 Stalls (40 indoors) will be selling a huge variety of gifts for Christmas plus cards, wrapping paper, crackers, cakes and much more: the variety is enormous. And a non-stop cafe will be run by Carrasco. Entry is 1€ to go directly to, The Friends of the Children of Emaus to make their Christmas a little more like ours… Do come to meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere

- plenty of free parking! If you miss the Early Bird then don’t miss the Biggest Fair of the Christmas Season - at the Marriott Denia on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December. Further information on the fairs from and further information on Emaus Children from

Jacaranda Charity Auction this Saturday THERE WILL be a Charity Auction on Saturday 3rd November at 1.30pm at the Jacaranda Restaurant & Bar in Moraira with Auctioneer Bob Gingell wielding the gavel. The Charity Auction is held on the first and third Saturday of every month. Book your items by phoning 96 574 3292. To find the Jacaranda: from Moraira turn right at the new roundabout just before Mas y Mas – 600 metres up the hill.

BUSOT: 650€ per month. Fabulous 3 bedroom property with private pool situated at the entrance to the village with amenities in walking distance. Great views, garage with storage, furnished. BENIDORM: 450€ per month. 2 bed apartment close to Poniente Beach. Modern furniture, large terrace, 2 bathrooms. Communal pool, tennis and parking. Close to Las Rejas golf ALFAZ DEL PI: 625€ per month. 2 bedroom bungalow with lovely private rear gardens, private parking. Furnished throughout with UK TV. El Romeral urbanisation so quiet location. TORREMANZANAS/RELLEU: 495€ per month. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom beautiful finca with amazing views . Plenty of storage, modern property, great price. Must be viewed. ALFAZ DEL PIi: 695€ per month: Very spacious 3 bedroom villa with communal pool. Walking distance of town, unfurnished, parking, air con and heating. Modern property ALFAZ DEL PI: 1250€ per month. Extremely spacious 3 bedroom villa with 4 bathrooms, private pool and extensive gardens. Large sunny terrace, close to town. CALPE: 650€ per month. Fantastic 3 bedroom apartment occupying top floor of 200 year old house. Pool, garage with space for 2 cars, stables, storage, large garden.

Determined to succeed

By Jack Troughton MEMBERS OF the Hondon Valley Branch of the Royal British Legion are determined this year’s Poppy Appeal will be a record year. The charity hopes to raise nearly 10% more than 12 months ago to help support all armed forces personnel and their families. Last year the Legion raised more than £40 million – a year on year increase of 9.38% and Hondon members plan to mirror the growth of the annual collection in 2012. Since January 2001, 390 members of the British Armed Forces have been killed in action or died from their wounds and 2,040 UK military and civilian staff have been admitted to field hospitals, categorised as Wounded in Action – of those, 584 were ‘seriously’ or ‘very seriously injured’. And the Hondon Branch will hold its Remembrance Service at the Aula Centre, Hondon de las Nieves on Sunday the 11th of November at 10.40am.

Life food

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Food Consultant Edwin Cheeseman

I like a pea now and then but I simply have to have a leek WHERE WOULD we be without the humble pea? So simple and yet so delicious simply heated up in a little butter and a sprig of mint to make the perfect accompaniment to just about any dish. Pureed with a little seasoning and a little horseradish or cauliflower mash for a pea puree underneath a roasted sea bass or mixed with some bacon or vegetable stock and a little mashed potato and mustard for the perfect soup, served hot or cold and simply delicious. However, given the choice I’d still prefer a leek, so what about the humble leek? There is not enough time or space to accurately describe the problems associated with the leek, from different beginnings to different varieties, or its apparent association to Emperor Nero who, I have been told, ate considerable quantities in an effort to improve his singing voice. History does not explain the results of his efforts but he was apparently nicknamed by people Porrophagus (the Leek eater). A much easier way to think of leeks and their application is as posh onions where it is perfectly correct to serve separately as a dish with a meal; onions simply add a little something that is already a dish before, during or after cooking. Yes, they are ungainly and the best bit, for me, is usually removed to get them in the packet. Even at the local market I was offered the chance to have the green removed and when I said, “No!” the stallholder asked if I was a chef. I will highlight a couple of easily overcome problems with leeks: Leeks can be a bit gritty inside: So, cut them lengthways in half and wash thoroughly. They are huge and we can’t eat it all: Whilst braised leeks used to be a featured vegetable dish on many menus and were cooked in fairly large pieces for presentation purposes then covered in, let’s call it, gravy but were almost impossible to, not only serve, but eat as well. Have you ever tried to cut a cooked leek with a table knife? Having washed them thoroughly slice as thinly as possible and either use them raw in a salad (trust me) or sweat gently in a little butter until soft but still bright green, remove most and allow to cool, leaving the remainder to continue to cook then

add a little flour and cover with milk, bring to the boil briefly to thicken, add salt & pepper to taste and for me a little grated clove for the perfect vegetable dish. Maybe you would like to leave them plain and continue to cook naked until caramelized. Use these as a topping for burgers, hot dogs or added to your own particular gravy favourite to accompany cooked sausages and mash. To the remainder of the cooked and still green leeks (throw away nothing) add some diced cooked bacon maybe even cooked together in the same pan and once chilled add some fresh or even tinned cockles, clams or berberechos and then refrigerate. This particular mix of mine is fantastic and can be used anytime in perhaps a cockle, leek and bacon quiche, quick and simple to make especially if you use frozen pastry (three eggs to a pint of milk) or in empanadas. Even in omelettes, pies both hot and cold, and best of all watered down with some hot milk and some small diced potatoes makes the best chowder even a President would be proud of.

If you have a question about food email Eddie runs Thieves Kitchen which now includes “Restaurant Rescue” offering advice and Simple Solutions to stale problems. “Food Concepts” Brunches and Artisan as well as Open Kitchens. “Restaurant Secrets” with tailor made private tuition (max 4 persons) to develop your cooking skills. “You will never smell Fresh bread on line”

The Masons’ Monster Lunch raises cash for good causes MASONS OF the Camulot Lodge of the Grand Lodge Simbolica of Spain e Iberia accompanied by their ladies attended a Halloween Party on Sunday 28th October at the Javea home of Joe Edge and his wife Helga. Cava flowed like water and guests dressed in an array of spooky costumes tucked into a delicious cold buffet lunch. The event was an enormous success, boosting the lodge charity fund by a scary 460€.



2 - 8 november 2012

Life showbiz goss


Peter Taylor

Writer and Broadcaster

We want to believe you Will it be Lisa Galore or Pussy Riley Katie … honest we do! WHEN A couple breaks up it generally unfolds in much the same way – ‘he said’ and ‘she said’ gets bandied all over the place and although people will always be people, when you are a person like Katie Price who has courted fame in the way she has, it’s little wonder that when ‘it’s over’ gets out the paparazzi vultures are onto it in a flash. But like most of the breakups that happen for balloon boobs it’s turning out to be rather an ugly affair. Argentinian male model Leandro Penna and Katie met at Elton John’s Oscars party last January and have been telling the world ever since how they were destined to be together and how nothing could tear them apart … until last week that was. Katie was quick to react stating on her website “Leo and I have had a lovely fun time for a couple of years, we will always feel deep affection for each other – however, sometimes relationships just run their course.” Its heart rendering stuff is it not... Katie went on to say about how the pressures of work meant they were spending lots of time apart, and blah-die blah-die blah … and so we come to Leandro’s take on the parting of the waves. Speaking candidly to Caras (Faces) magazine from his home in South America Leandro said, “She was driving me insane. I left simply because she is crazy, her brain is not wired right, or the wires don’t connect properly.” Doesn’t sound too much like Katie´s version now does it, but he’s not done yet: “I was thinking it over recently and one day I packed my bags and left,” added the Argentinian hunk. One of the main attributes of Cosmetic Surgery’s Woman of the Century is her ability to get right back in the saddle and I won’t be surprised if she’s doing that very thing as we speak.

ALL OVER last weekend we were treated in the press and on TV with something or other to do with the latest Bond movie ‘Skyfall’, with glamour high on the list of items to get our juices flowing ahead of the exciting 007 action. Speaking of glamour, it was interested to read about Lisa Riley, the female who has taken it upon herself to make a punt at becoming the next Bond girl. Yes, ex-Emmerdale actress and now Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Lisa Riley believes her stint on the show will help her land a role as the woman who, next time out, will whip Daniel Craig into a frenzy of wild

unadulterated passion. It seems Lisa’s bizarre plan was spawned on the back of a friendship that’s blossomed between her and other Strictly contestant Richard Arnold whose day job is reporting on famous peeps, and while he was interviewing director Sam Mendes at the premier Lisa tweeted him saying “Does he want a fat girl who’s light on her feet in his next movie? ASK HIM!” There’s nowt wrong with bigging yourself up of course, but as Lisa has already done that and some, maybe she should leave it right there huh!

N-Dubz is a definite dud YET ANOTHER female completes the lineup today and as it’s to do with mouth and trousers X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos it will be short and not so sweet. Week by week this young woman has gone about the business of gathering a following of people who find her way of speak-

ing to aspiring hopefuls whom she sees as lesser individuals both condescending and superior, and boy has this behavior jumped up and bit her on the jacksy. I find the show mind numbing and therefore never tune in, but have it on certified authority that she said on a recent programme that she is looking forward to reuniting with her group N-Dubz, but when she caught up with them last week - ac-

cording to The Sun - they told her it´s not going to happen. When you add to this news that Tulisa´s solo career is more or less done with the pre-sales of her pretentiously titled album The Female Boss not too good, you have a young lady who carefully and methodically went about the business of shooting herself in the foot, and in this area she has had great success.

2 - 8 november 2012

Life TV


2nd - 8th November

FRIDAY 2nd November BBC1







07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Rip Off Food 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Robbed, Raided, Reunited 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Escape to the Country 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Trade Your Way to the USA 16:35 Lockie Leonard 17:00 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:25 Shaun the Sheep 17:30 Blue Peter 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Miranda 22:00 Have I Got News for You 22:30 Me and Mrs Jones 23:00 BBC News 23:35 Graham Norton Show 24:20 The National Lottery Friday Night Draws

07:00 Childrens TV 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Get Squiggling! 11:05 Hoof and Safety with Nuzzle & Scratch 11:30 3rd & Bird 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Restoration Roadshow 14:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 15:15 Weakest Link 16:00 Real Rescues 16:45 Flog It! 17:30 Breakaway 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Great British Food Revival 20:30 Coast 21:00 Gardeners’ World 21:30 Autumnwatch 2012 22:30 Autumnwatch Unsprung 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 24:00 The Review Show 24:45 Weather 24:50 Later with Jools Holland

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Local News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Local Weather 17:00 The Dales 17:30 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Central Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Island Hospital 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Jonathan & Charlotte 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Local News and Weather 23:35 Public Enemies

07:05 Sali Mali 07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 Channel 4 Presents 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Frasier 10:30 The Big Bang Theory 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:35 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Come Dine with Me 14:35 Come Dine with Me 15:05 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:30 Unreported World 20:55 21:00 Baggage 22:00 Derren Brown: Apocalypse 23:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 24:05 Friday Night Dinner 24:35 Mercury Prize Awards Show

07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Shark 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Law & Order 14:10 Looney Tunes 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: Miami 16:15 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder 17:55 Looney Tunes 18:00 5 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News 20:00 Bomber Boys: Revealed 21:00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 22:00 The Mentalist 23:00 A Perfect Murder

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Emmerdale 07:55 Life’s Funniest Moments 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:05 Judge Judy 09:30 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Emmerdale at 40 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 21:00 The X Factor USA 23:25 Switch 24:25 Nutty Professor 2: the Klumps

07:00 Switched 07:25 Switched 07:45 Smallville 08:25 One Tree Hill 09:15 Scrubs 09:50 Scrubs 10:15 Smallville 11:10 Ugly Betty 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Desperate Housewives 17:00 Ugly Betty 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 Marley & Me 23:20 Predator 2



SATURDAY 3rd November BBC1


06:00 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Football Focus 13:00 BBC News, Regional News and Weather 13:10 Formula One 15:15 Live International Rugby League 17:30 Final Score 18:20 BBC News, Regional News and Weather 18:40 Pointless Celebrities 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing 21:15 Merlin 22:00 Casualty 22:50 The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws 23:00 BBC News and Weather 23:20 Match of the Day 24:45 The Football League Show

07:00 Childrens TV 08:30 Bear Behaving Badly 08:55 The Scooby-Doo Show 09:20 Dennis and Gnasher 09:30 Trapped Ever After 10:00 Jedward’s Big Adventure 10:30 Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 11:00 The Ministry of Curious Stuff 11:25 Deadly 60 Bites 11:35 Splatalot 12:00 Prank Patrol 12:30 Diddy Movies 12:45 MOTD Kickabout 13:00 Nigellissima 13:30 Animal Park 14:15 Bitter Victory 15:55 The High and the Mighty 18:15 Escape to the Country 19:15 Flog It! 20:15 Dambusters Declassified 21:15 Dad’s Army 21:45 The Late Great Eric Sykes 22:45 QI XL 23:30 Sykes 23:55 Arena: The Entertainers

SUNDAY 4th November BBC1

06:00 BBC News 06:30 Politics Europe 07:00 Breakfast 08:35 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Sunday Morning Live 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:10 Formula One 16:30 Nature’s Miracle Babies 17:30 Points of View 17:45 Songs of Praise 18:20 Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day 18:50 BBC News, Regional News and Weather 19:20 Countryfile 20:20 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 Antiques Roadshow 22:00 Andrew Marr’s History of the World 23:00 BBC News, Regional News and Weather 23:25 Match of the Day 2 24:25 Graham Norton Show


07:00 Childrens TV 08:00 Roar 08:30 Deadly Art 08:45 Copycats 09:15 Paradise Cafe 09:40 Wingin’ It 10:00 12 Again 10:30 Gastronuts 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30 The Great British Bake Off 13:35 Escape to the Country 14:35 Flower Drum Song 16:40 Flog It! 17:25 The Tuxedo 19:00 Fawlty Towers 19:30 Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve 20:30 This World 21:30 Space Dive 23:00 Harry & Paul 23:30 Hebburn 24:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 24:30 American Beauty



07:00 CITV 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:25 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 12:20 Dinner Date: Australia 13:20 ITV News and Weather 13:30 All Star Family Fortunes 14:15 Home Sweet Home 15:15 Home Sweet Home 16:15 Star Wars Episode V: the Empire Strikes Back 18:35 Central News and Weather 18:50 ITV News and Weather 19:05 The Golden Rules of TV 19:35 New You’ve Been Framed! 20:05 Take Me Out 21:20 The X Factor 23:05 The Jonathan Ross Show 24:05 ITV News and Weather 24:20 FA Cup Highlights

07:05 Channel 4 Presents 07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 Volkswagen Racing Cup 08:05 Beach Volleyball 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 4Music Video Honours 10:30 Ne-Yo: London Live 11:00 Made in Chelsea 12:05 Suburgatory 12:35 The Big Bang Theory 13:05 The Big Bang Theory 13:35 The Simpsons 14:40 Channel 4 Presents 14:45 Channel 4 Racing 16:55 Come Dine with Me Down Under 17:25 Come Dine with Me Down Under 17:55 Come Dine with Me Down Under 18:25 Come Dine with Me Down Under 19:00 Come Dine with Me Down Under 19:25 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 21:00 Grand Designs 22:00 Green Zone 24:15 What Happens in Vegas

07:00 Childrens TV 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Rupert Bear 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:10 Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:25 Roary the Racing Car 10:40 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:35 Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10 Highland Emergency 12:40 Last of the Dogmen 14:55 The Staircase Murders 16:35 Dangerous Attraction 18:15 The Sea Wolves 20:35 5 News Weekend 20:40 Zulu Dawn 23:00 CSI: Miami 24:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24:55 Inside Hollywood

07:00 Planet’s Funniest Animals 07:25 Gossip Girl 08:20 Coronation Street 10:40 Emmerdale 13:35 Girlfri3nds 14:35 The X Factor USA 16:30 The X Factor USA 18:55 Nanny McPhee 20:50 ET the Extra-Terrestrial 23:05 The Xtra Factor 24:05 Take Me Out:The Gossip 24:50 Celebrity Juice Nanny McPhee 18.55


07:00 Switched 07:45 Heartland 08:30 Life Unexpected 09:10 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow 10:15 Supernanny US 11:10 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 12:10 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow 13:10 Scrubs 13:40 Scrubs 14:10 How I Met Your Mother 14:40 How I Met Your Mother 15:05 Suburgatory 15:35 Desperate Housewives 16:30 Made in Chelsea 17:30 Baggage 18:35 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:35 The Big Bang Theory 20:05 The Big Bang Theory 20:35 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 Rules of Engagement 21:30 Rules of Engagement 22:00 Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 23:40 Underworld: Evolution






07:00 CITV 10:25 All Star Family Fortunes 11:10 The X Factor 12:50 ITV News and Weather 13:00 Live FA Cup Football 16:00 You’ve Been Framed! 16:30 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:30 The Home of Fabulous Cakes 18:30 Downton Abbey 19:30 Central News and Weather 19:45 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Surprise Surprise 21:00 The X Factor 22:00 Downton Abbey 23:30 ITV News and Weather 23:45 FA Cup Highlights 24:30 Premiership Rugby Union

07:05 The Treacle People 07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 Extreme Sailing Series 08:30 Ironman Triathlon 09:00 Channel 4 Presents 09:05 Will & Grace 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:30 The Big Bang Theory 13:55 The Simpsons 14:25 Never Been Kissed 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:35 X-Men 20:25 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 How Britain Worked 22:00 Homeland 23:10 Friday Night Dinner 23:40 Derren Brown: Apocalypse 24:40 Scary Movie 2

07:00 Childrens TV 09:20 Mio Mao 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Rupert Bear 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:15 Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:30 Roary the Racing Car 10:45 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:35 ThunderCats 12:10 Looney Tunes 12:15 Looney Tunes 12:25 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 13:25 Stargate 15:45 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 18:20 Looney Tunes 18:25 Cats & Dogs 20:10 5 News Weekend 20:15 Hancock 22:00 Bangkok Dangerous 24:00 Hatfields & McCoys

07:00 The Hot Desk

07:00 Switched 07:25 Switched 07:45 One Tree Hill 08:35 Scrubs 09:05 Scrubs 09:35 Hollyoaks 12:10 T4: Watch 12:25 Smallville 13:25 Rules of Engagement 13:55 Rules of Engagement 14:25 T4: Listen 14:40 How I Met Your Mother 15:10 Ugly Betty 16:05 Charlie’s Angels 17:05 Made in Chelsea 18:05 New Girl 18:40 Suburgatory 19:05 The Big Bang Theory 19:35 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 Three Men and a Baby 23:00 Misfits 24:00 The Work Experience 24:30 Made in Chelsea

07:10 Emmerdale 09:55 Coronation Street 12:20 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 13:20 The X Factor 15:05 The Xtra Factor 16:05 The Polar Express 18:00 Take Me Out 19:15 Take Me Out: The Gossip 20:00 Evan Almighty 22:00 The Xtra Factor 23:00 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 24:00 Girlfri3nds


2 - 8 november 2012

Life TV

2nd - 8th November

MONDAY 5th November BBC1





07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Remembrance Week 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Robbed, Raided, Reunited 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Nick Nickleby 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Trade Your Way to the USA 16:35 Lockie Leonard 17:00 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:25 Leon 17:30 Junior MasterChef 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Inside Out 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Panorama 22:00 Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature 23:00 BBC News 23:35 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 24:20 MOBO Highlights 2012

07:00 Childrens TV 10:15 Baby Jake 10:25 Dipdap 10:30 Wibbly Pig 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Get Squiggling! 11:05 Big Barn Farm 11:20 Charlie and Lola 11:30 3rd & Bird 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Weakest Link 14:45 Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Great British Food Revival 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 The Road to El Alamein: Churchill’s Desert Campaign 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 This World

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Local News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Local Weather 17:00 The Dales 17:30 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Central Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Little England 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Monroe 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Local News and Weather 23:35 The Agenda 24:05 The American President

07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 Freshly Squeezed 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Celebrity Come Dine with Me 13:35 Celebrity Come Dine with Me 14:05 Celebrity Come Dine with Me 14:35 Celebrity Come Dine with Me 15:05 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Come Dine with Me 18:30 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 Dispatches 21:30 Food Unwrapped 22:00 999: What’s Your Emergency? 23:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 23:50 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

07:00 Childrens TV 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Mio Mao 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Shark 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Law & Order 14:10 Looney Tunes 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: NY 16:15 McBride: Murder Past Midnight 18:00 5 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News 20:00 Cowboy Builders 21:00 The Gadget Show 22:00 Revolver 24:20 Lock Up

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Coronation Street 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:05 Judge Judy 09:30 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 The X Factor 21:00 The Xtra Factor 22:00 The Vampire Diaries 23:00 Switch 24:00 Girlfri3nds

TUESDAY 6th November



07:00 Switched 07:45 Smallville 08:25 One Tree Hill 09:15 Scrubs 09:45 Scrubs 10:10 Smallville 11:10 Ugly Betty 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:05 How I Met Your Mother 14:35 How I Met Your Mother 15:05 The Big Bang Theory 15:35 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Desperate Housewives 17:00 Ugly Betty 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 New Girl 21:30 Suburgatory 22:00 Derren Brown: Apocalypse 23:00 Made in Chelsea 24:05 The Work Experience 24:40 Fresh Meat








07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Remembrance Week 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Robbed, Raided, Reunited 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Nick Nickleby 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Trade Your Way to the USA 16:35 Lockie Leonard 17:00 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:25 Leon 17:30 Junior MasterChef 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 The Paradise 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News and Weather 23:35 Imagine 24:35 US Election Night 2012

07:00 Childrens TV 10:25 Dipdap 10:30 Wibbly Pig 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Get Squiggling! 11:05 Big Barn Farm 11:20 Charlie and Lola 11:30 3rd & Bird 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Weakest Link 14:45 Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Great British Food Revival 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 Dara O Briain’s Science Club 23:00 Later Live - with Jools Holland 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Space Dive

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Local News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Local Weather 17:00 The Dales 17:30 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Central Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Live UEFA Champions League 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Local News and Weather 23:35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 24:35 America Decides 2012

07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 Freshly Squeezed 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:35 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Come Dine with Me 14:35 Come Dine with Me 15:05 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Come Dine with Me 18:30 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 22:00 Heston’s Fantastical Food 23:00 Fresh Meat 23:50 Random Acts 23:55 Homeland

07:00 Childrens TV 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Milkshake! Show Songs 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Mio Mao 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Shark 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Law & Order 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: Miami 16:15 Concrete Canyons 18:00 5 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News 20:00 Highland Emergency 20:30 Highland Emergency 21:00 Rolf’s Animal Clinic 22:00 Body of Proof 23:00 CSI: NY 24:00 CSI: NY 24:55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Coronation Street 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:05 Judge Judy 09:30 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 The Cube 21:00 Land of the Lost 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:45 Lemon La Vida Loca 24:30 Lemon La Vida Loca

07:00 Switched 07:45 Smallville 08:25 One Tree Hill 09:10 Scrubs 09:40 Scrubs 10:10 Smallville 11:05 Ugly Betty 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Desperate Housewives 17:00 Ugly Betty 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 How I Met Your Mother 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 New Girl 22:30 Suburgatory 23:00 Tool Academy 24:00 The Inbetweeners

WEDNESDAY 7th November BBC1







07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Remembrance Week 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Robbed, Raided, Reunited 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Nick Nickleby 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Trade Your Way to the USA 16:35 Lockie Leonard 17:00 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:25 Leon 17:30 Junior MasterChef 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Police Elections - Time to Choose 21:00 Pound Shop Wars 22:00 Brazil with Michael Palin 23:00 BBC News 23:35 The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 23:45 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow

07:00 Childrens TV 10:25 Dipdap 10:30 Wibbly Pig 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Get Squiggling! 11:05 Big Barn Farm 11:20 Charlie and Lola 11:30 3rd & Bird 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 See Hear 14:30 Coast 14:45 Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 How Safe Are Britain’s Roads? 23:00 The Culture Show 23:30 Newsnight 24:35 The Road to El Alamein: Churchill’s Desert Campaign

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Local News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Local Weather 17:00 The Dales 17:30 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Central Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 All Star Mr & Mrs 22:00 DCI Banks 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Local News and Weather 23:35 Exposure 24:35 Take Me Out

07:25 The Treacle People 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 Freshly Squeezed 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:35 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Come Dine with Me 14:35 Come Dine with Me 15:05 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Come Dine with Me 18:30 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 The Great British Property Scandal 22:00 Grand Designs 23:00 Secret State 24:00 Random Acts

07:00 Childrens TV 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Mio Mao 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Shark 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Law & Order 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: Miami 16:10 Killer Flood 18:00 5 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News 20:00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 21:00 The Removal Men 22:00 Dallas 23:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 23:55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 24:55 The Mentalist

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Nanny 911 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:05 Judge Judy 09:30 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Nanny 911 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 Gossip Girl 21:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 21:30 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Girlfri3nds 23:00 I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 24:00 Switch

07:00 Switched 07:45 Smallville 08:25 One Tree Hill 09:15 Scrubs 10:10 Smallville 11:05 Ugly Betty 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Desperate Housewives 17:00 Ugly Betty 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 2 Broke Girls 22:00 The Big Bang Theory 22:30 The Work Experience 23:00 The Inbetweeners 23:30 The Inbetweeners 24:00 Rude Tube

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THURSDAY 8th November BBC1






07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Remembrance Week 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News 12:00 Robbed, Raided, Reunited 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Nick Nickleby 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Trade Your Way to the USA 16:35 Lockie Leonard 17:00 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:25 Leon 17:30 Junior MasterChef 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Young Apprentice 22:00 Hunted 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News and Weather 23:35 Question Time 24:35 This Week

07:00 Childrens TV 10:15 Baby Jake 10:25 Dipdap 10:30 Wibbly Pig 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Get Squiggling! 11:05 Big Barn Farm 11:20 Charlie and Lola 11:30 3rd & Bird 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Weakest Link 14:45 Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 Great Continental Railway Journeys 23:00 Hebburn 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Dara O Briain’s Science Club

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Local News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Local Weather 17:00 The Dales 17:30 The Dales 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Central Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Emmerdale at 40 22:00 DCI Banks 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Local News and Weather 23:35 Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands 24:05 The Jonathan Ross Show

07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 Freshly Squeezed 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia 12:00 A Place in the Sun 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:35 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Come Dine with Me 14:35 Come Dine with Me 15:05 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Come Dine with Me 18:30 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 Kirstie’s Vintage Home 22:00 The Inbetweeners Movie 24:05 The Inbetweeners Top 10 Moments

07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Mio Mao 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Shark 13:05 Chinese Food in Minutes 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Law & Order 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: Miami 16:15 Honeymoon with Mom 18:00 5 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News 20:00 Rolf’s Animal Clinic 21:00 WW1’s Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig 22:00 Hatfields & McCoys 23:00 The Contractor

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Life’s Funniest Moments 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:05 Judge Judy 09:30 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 The Corrie Years 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 The X Factor USA 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 24:20 Nutty Professor 2: the Klumps

Crossword Solutions 680: CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Starboard; 8 Odd; 9 Come to light; 11 Deluded; 12 Often; 13 Medusa; 15 Delete; 17 Cache; 18 Tear out; 20 Ill-disposed; 22 Coo; 23 Retreated. Down: 2 Too; 3 Bated; 4 Allude; 5 Dog-rose; 6 Go to the dogs; 7 Adornment; 10 Malediction; 11 Democracy; 14 Stellar; 16 Strict; 19 Apple; 21 Eve.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Energetic; 8 Awe; 9 Teetotaller; 11 Precede; 12 Extra; 13 August; 15 Stroke; 17 Miner; 18 Parapet; 20 Intercourse; 22 Ire; 23 Hollyhock. Down: 2 Nee; 3 Grove; 4 Trader; 5 Collect; 6 Paratrooper; 7 Permanent; 10 Emergencies; 11 Pragmatic; 14 Stretch; 16 Spiral; 19 Roomy; 21 Sec. Wordwheel: RECESSION

E4 07:00 Switched 07:25 Switched 07:45 Smallville 08:25 One Tree Hill 09:15 Scrubs 09:45 Scrubs 10:10 Smallville 11:05 Ugly Betty 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Desperate Housewives 17:00 Ugly Betty 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 How I Met Your Mother 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 2 Broke Girls 22:30 New Girl 23:00 Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 24:40 The Big Bang Theory

What’s on Viva TV this week VIVA TV broadcasts on the Torresat Networks every day from 2.00pm until 10pm. Friday 2nd 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon Baldock talks to queen of the kitchen Delia Smith Saturday 3rd 19.00 An Evening With.... the Good Old Days comes to the Costa Blanca Sunday 4th 19.30 Barcelona Boat Show –one of Europe’s best known and respected nautical shows. Monday 5th 19.00 Let’s Talk – Local vicar Keith Brown & his wife - darling of the Costas and former entertainer Cathy Carson.

Tuesday 6th 19.00 Costa Blanca Life (series) – the Los Montesinos Fiestas. We meet some people of all nationalities enjoying this week long event. Wednesday 7th 18.00 Murdered to Death - Dramatic Licence presents this top notch comedy at the Cardinal Beluga theatre in San Fulgencio. Thursday 8th 19.00 Hayes Guide – On your bike! Dave & Jess get on their tandem to enjoy the cycle path along the river Segura starting from Guardamar. And you can watch all our programmes and find our full listings at


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Perfect party

RESIDENTS OF a Marina Alta urbanisation enjoyed a two-day summer celebration and raised nearly 2,000€ for charity – the donations being received last week. By Jack Troughton Community-spirited people on the La Sella Urbanisation between Pedregeur and La Xara got together for the August fiesta and the cash raised was divided between Casa Cambel, Pedregeur, and the MABS Cancer Support Group – MABS receiving 953.55€. Pictured outside La Sella’s administrative offices with the cheques, are (left to right) Toni Costa, Pedregeur Councillor for Social Services, La Sella administrator Ignacio Gomez, party organiser Denise Kosina, and MABS President Jacqui Phillips MBE.

Fundraising for Keira

THE FUNDRAISING day held in La Cala on Saturday 27th October was a huge success with a total of 1,140€ raised for Keira. Thanks go to the many volunteers and local businesses that helped by providing food and donating raffle prizes to make the event a success. And also to Stan the Man; Erik; Vince Tracy and Smithy who provided the evening’s entertainment. Special thanks to the many people who attended the event.

Whole in one CANCER CARE Javea is staging a charity golf day on Sunday 25th November hoping to attract golfers and non-playing partners, friends and supporters to help raise funds. Ian and Maggie Mackenzie are organising the competition at Oliva Nova Golf Course in aid of Cancer Care – and there will also be a raffle and auction. The tournament is a ‘Texas Scramble’ format and golfers of all levels of skill are invited to join in. Teams of four will enjoy a ‘shotgun’ start at 9.45am - players

should arrive at the course by 8.30am – and entries can be individual or as a team. The golf is priced at 40€ including green fees and a 5€ donation to the charity – club members can enter for 28€ and everyone has a chance to scoop a prize. Entry to an additional five competitions is an extra 5€. Lunch is open to everyone at the golf club priced 15€ and snacks will be available throughout. For more information or to play, contact Ian and Maggie via email at

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Life cars


Brian Deller Author of Motoring in Spain

Cause and effect

SEVERAL EASTERN European countries have enforced zero tolerance (no drinking and driving at all) for a few years now. The laws there are the result of the driving population ignoring the dangers of taking alcohol or illegal drugs resulting in many accidents. In some cases the accidents were caused by the influence of medically prescribed drugs that have serious side-effects where the driver was not supposed to drive anyway. So in these countries you must not drive at all having taken alcohol or mind-changing drugs - get caught and the penalties are severe. The newly appointed Director General of Trafico in Spain, Sra. María Seguí Gómez, has promised that this new law will very soon be implemented in Spain. And while there will be a significant few who will object strongly, recent traffic accidents show that drunk drivers are still killing and maiming others, knowing that when they plan their day or evening this is what they are going to do. In my mind that is a premeditated crime. In fact the statistics show that nearly 50% of deaths on Spain’s roads are due to a driver being way over the set limits and this includes drugs. It has been announced that the equivalent of the Breathalyser for drugs is ready for use.

Some of the fools who are guilty of the crime are British expats who for years have been used to drinking the set amount - they come to Spain not checking the local laws which state that the percentage limit is much lower than in the UK. Regular readers will know my reasons for being very upset at these fools, with friends being crippled for life by drunk drivers crashing into them, in the UK and also when I was a police reservist (volunteer) in South Africa about 15 years ago where I had to clean up administrative and emotional (telling the relatives) messes after a drunk driver has wiped out others and usually themselves as well. So the new law may cause those who are still driving out of control to mend their ways but knowing many of these types I would not bet on it. But what else can we do to not become victims ourselves? Perhaps as I did years ago, tell them off when they boast about their stupidity and take their car keys away from them? Be safe out there. Winter is nearly here again: quieter roads and cooler days.

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A break from the norm?

AT THE beginning of the season I said I’d give the Premier League a rest once in a while and have a look at the top-flight of our adopted nation. But, to be honest, at the time, it was a bit of an empty threat because I’ve been bored stiff the past few years watching the nine-month-long, two-horse race that is currently branded as “La Liga”. Don’t get me wrong, Barcelona and Real Madrid are fantastic teams and play some fantastic football but when it’s a straight battle between two clubs, every year, with third place a million miles away, I can’t help but feel it’s like watching the Scottish Premier League (only with good players and before Rangers went bust!). Could this season be different though? Could a team break the decade-long monopoly of the big two? Well, they’re doing it very quietly but Atletico Madrid are level on points with Barcelona and eight points ahead of Madrid so now might be as good a time as any. What normally occurs though, when such talk begins is that things go horribly wrong for the club with a previously all-too-fragile bubble of self-confidence bursting. In Atlético’s perfect world, the side would continue on its fantastic streak of twenty-two victories without defeat in competitive games and eight wins and one draw in La Liga. However, they’ll be finding it hard to avoid the title-winning talk since last Sunday’s win equalled the run from the double-winning campaign of 1995/1996 and sees Atlético Madrid on course for their highest league finish since that season. Manager Diego Simeone (of David Beckham / World Cup 1998 fame) was part of the squad of that historic season for the Calderón club and is ring-leader of those not wanting

Atletico Madrid

anyone to get carried away with a team matching Barcelona game-for-game and having given Champions League-winning Chelsea a heck of a caning on a spare Friday in August. The immensely scary coach recently dismissed talk of winning streaks to declare that “records are for history and journalists - We live for tomorrow”. With other managers you’d suspect that they’re secretly gathering a scrapbook of their successes, but that’s not the case with the tattoo-laden Argentinean, whose core strength is his ability to motivate his players and terrify his footballers to death if they don’t give the mythical 120% in every game. But are they good enough to all the way? How good is this side? Well, aside from Radamel Falcao (whom we spoke about last week and maybe on his way to Chelsea) it’s a modest one, but the strongest seen for some time in terms of quality. They haven’t truly been tested yet (with games against Real Madrid and Barcelona not coming up until December) but it’s their consistency against the meat-and-veg of la Primera that has been key so far. They’ve fought and scrapped in every game and managed to win without always playing well which is the

mark of any title winning side. Atlético may be able to play and plot like a small team for now but it remains to be seen if they have a big team’s aspirations. Third place and a return to the Champions League must now be the side’s minimum goal but the performances and progress of the team so far have given the players permission to think of something other than merely the next match. I’ll certainly be hoping that, while the heavyweights are preoccupied with beating each other into submission, the featherweight can nip in with the knock-out punch and revive my interest in La Primera Liga. This Week in “The Lions”: Sat 3rd Nov: Man United v Arsenal (1.45pm) Spurs v Wigan (4pm) Swansea v Chelsea (4pm) West Ham v Man City (6.30pm) Sun 4th Nov: QPR v Reading (2.30pm) Liverpool v Newcastle (5pm) 3rd / 4th Nov: All FA Cup 1st Round Fixtures 6th / 7th Nov: All Champions League Fixtures

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Andy Kay

The Final Whistle

Watching a few post-match TV interviews with Premier League managers recently reminded me of that classic Monty Python sketch that contains the lines; “Do any of these word embarrass you? Shoe? Megaphone? Grunties? How about Wankel Rotary Engine?” Ridiculous I know, particularly as the sketch was introduced by Professor Karl Gruber of the Institute of going a bit red in Helsinki. But just as ridiculous is the continued use by managers and coaches of the word ‘contact’. Just how and when this tiresome word was introduced in to the footballing vernacular is anyone’s guess but it now seems to have replaced the word ‘foul’. I’m not picking on Sir Alex Ferguson, but two of his quotes demonstrate the point well. When Ashley Young was accused of diving some time back, Fergie said “He played for the penalty. However, there was contact so it was definitely a foul.” Then, this past weekend after Chelsea’s Fernando Torres was shown the red card for apparently diving following

Contact is not foul language

a challenge from Jonny Evans, he came out with “Jonny may have just caught him a little bit but you can either carry on running, which he could’ve done but he chose to go down.” Now hang on a sec. If ‘contact’ constitutes a foul in one instance, then it must in the other, no matter what the decision of the ‘contacted’ player. And this is where it gets messy. For example, I’m sure we have all witnessed countless examples where ‘contact’ has sent a 6’3”, 14 stone centre forward crashing to the floor when in reality, it wouldn’t have hampered the flight path of an octogenarian, arthritic Daddy-Long-Legs on his way home from a big night out. I chatted about this to my buddy Gary Sargent who can be found on most Sunday morning’s reffing kids league matches in Javea. Being impetuous, full of vigour and a bit high on adrenalin (that’s the kids not Gary) the players tend to ‘contact’ each other quite a bit. Luckily for them, Gary uses a bit of common sense when judging what

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TOP RODS ON THE DAY 1st Doug (Welsh Goldminer) Hornblow fishing the pole up in the water (Known as The Monkey) using pellet with 8.36 kilos 2nd Dave (Yours Truly) Hoare fishing the whip using maggot for bleak with 3.86 kilos 3rd Bill (The Master) Reade fishing the waggler using pellet with 3.16 kilos Within Doug’s catch he had a Barbel of 3.70 kilos (8.14lbs in old money). PLEASE NOTE - The club has some vacancies at present: if you are interested in

is or is not foul play. If he didn’t, most matches wouldn’t last 3 minutes as there would be no-one left on the pitch. Mind you, the parents would get down to the pub a bit earlier, so perhaps Gary shouldn’t dismiss that approach out of hand! So, while FIFA wrestles with the thorny issue of introducing goal line technology, ensuring that the World Cup in Qatar doesn’t require Factor 400 sun cream and that Sepp Blatter be made the Patron Saint of First Class Lounges the world over, I suggest we start another campaign for them to consider, and it’s this. The word ‘contact’ should be banned from the game forever. That is, of course, unless Tony Fernandes wants to ‘contact’ me about the soon to be vacant manager’s job at QPR. Mark’s marks Following another weekend of footballing controversy, the excellent BBC and Premier League TV broadcaster Mark Pougatch tweeted “Hernandez offside when he scored. Arteta likewise. Suarez not so. Torres harshly sent off. No wonder this is box office around the world.” He’s right of course as nothing causes mass interest as much as a good old row. However, he could have equally said “Another 4 major cock up’s – no wonder the EPL is a laughing stock.”

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THE COMPETITION this week was the 4th round of the Winter Championship, the venue being the Embalse de Ojos or Blanca. This is now becoming an even more ‘love to hate’ venue. The day was pleasant with not much wind (or fish) and ended with five blanks. Doug drew the flier peg at the mouth of the incoming stream, and it was game over for first place. The rest struggled to catch one fish, although for me a myriad of bleak helped to while away the hours.


joining please contact Derek Swann on 96 672 9293 or 603 535 771. Just a note from all the club members to wish Jim Hovey the speediest of recoveries... ABBEY ANGLING RESULTS Supplied by Terry Screen This week’s 9th round of the Winter League was fished on the Eden Stretch on the 23rd October: many thanks to the lads who have been down there clearing the pegs. It has made all the difference to be able to get down the bank and to your peg with ease. Great job: thank you. Thank goodness the clocks alter this coming weekend which will make it lighter in the morning for pegging out. There was not a lot of flow on the water considering the amount of rain we had on the previous few days, and the fishing was very peggy; the top weights coming from the cottages and Marlene Hutchinson making the best of drawing there, taking 2nd place with 10.920kg. Well done! 1st Ian (The Irish Wizard) Dalzell with

13.940kg fishing the feeder and using pellet 2nd Marlene (The Sweetie Lady) Hutchinson with 10.920kg fishing the feeder and using pellet 3rd Stan (The Man) Roberts with 7.340kg fishing the pole and using pellet. All details are available on or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 96 532 8368 Anglers Together THE OBJECTIVE of Anglers Together has been reached (which was to introduce anglers to each other). Now that newcomers to Spain are few and far between, we have decided that monthly meetings are serving no useful purpose and the friendships that have been made over the past four years are now firmly established. We will continue to provide information through our email address if contacted but there will be no membership renewals in May. Thanks to all past members for their support. Email:

FC Torry news TORRY TRAVELLED to Gandia last Sunday and were followed by a coach of supporters from the Torry Army. The game was a bit of a lacklustre affair with neither side creating too much. Gandia went in front with a goal on the stroke of half-time when one of their forwards was brought down by Manolo as he attempted to go round him in the Torry box. The resultant penalty was put away for a GOALLLL to Gandia. Torry made 2 substitutions at half time to try and get themselves back into the game. The longer the game went on the more threatening Torry became and got their reward in the 77th minute with a diving header and a GOALLLLL from Gasch after great work by Jorge. Vicente then got himself sent off for a second bookable offence. The game ended with honours even. Yesterday Torry played 2nd in the table Utiel at home and lets hope they were victorious. No game on Sunday by the way.

Trofeo Two medals for Torrevieja swimmers Penon SATURDAY SAW the start of this season’s swimming competitions. 21 swimmers from Club Natacion Torrevieja travelled to Petrer for the 13th Trophy: Villa de Petrer. Nine swimming clubs from across the region presented 372 swimmers in 16 races. After a difficult start to the season for the club with no water in the Torrevieja Pool for three weeks, members of the club worked hard and two swimmers. Bastian Martinez and Piroska Rideg, won bronze and silver medals in their races. Bastian took bronze in the Benjamin 100m butterfly and Piroska silver in the 100m Infantil Backstroke: an outstanding award for both swimmers especially Piroska being in the younger year of her category. Other swimmers in the club improved upon previous ‘personal bests’, Artem Nikolaev, Amy Connolly, Victoria Pigneur and Samira Lucumi all improved in the Benjamin 100m Libre events. Elian Del Rio Castillo, Eva Kovalenko and Alexandra Amat gained new PB’s in Alevin 100m Libre, in the older libre category sisters Louise and Ruth Brassington improved upon previous 100m Libre times, Ruth being placed 4th in her category. In the girls’ 100m breaststroke Paula Garcia improved her time in the Alevin group and Nayda Cheetham in the Infantil category. All swimmers worked hard and the club is now focused upon regional league controls and additional trophy competitions. Well done to all swimmers. For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Rosa – 665 454 126 or President Felipe on 609 418 776 or email

de Ifach Cycle Sportif, Calpe

TWELVE MEMBERS of Team ‘Cyclogical’ from Quesada travelled to Calpe at the weekend to participate in the 3rd Trofeo Penon de Ifach Sportif, staying at the Diamante Beach hotel, the main Headquarters for the race. The race is always well organised by Patrick and Kathy Deneut with plenty of helpers, dispatch riders and police assisting in marshalling the route. The race started at 9am sharp on Sunday morning with the course covering a distance of 126kms and over 2500 metres of very steep climbing. 316 riders participated with many saying it was their ‘hardest ever’ event. The first group of riders were back after four hours with others taking more than six hours to complete the circuit. All of Team Cyclogical performed well and despite two punctures, a broken spoke and a chain that came off they all finished with respectable times and had a great weekend. They won the team trophy which was a beautiful Crystal Trophy in the shape of Calpe’s ‘Penon de Ifach’. Team Cyclogical meets every Thursday night and Sunday morning at 9am and cover between 90 and 100kms at a moderate to fast pace - so if you fancy a challenge come along on a Sunday and join us. We also have a new, slower group starting on Sunday 11th November for Intermediates looking to improve their riding ability and have a new group of friends to train with so come along and give it a try or call Gary on 637 487 377. Pictured (from left to right) are Paul Crosbie, Graham Jordan, Paul Johnson, Steve Spevin, Gary Routledge, Peter Cunningham, Nick Dinsdale , Ken Billing, Tom Tychesen,Torry Haugsdal, Petter Haarberg - with jack Irvine unavailable for the photo. All of the Team are looking forward to returning next year.


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Beware the dangers Noel’s world of golf By Noel Eastwell Teaching Professional Campo de Golf El Plantio 639 730 891

SAFETY ON golf courses is something that many of us overlook but golf courses can be dangerous places for those not concentrating on what they are doing. On Sunday I was told of a golfer who fell into a small stream because the spikes on his shoes were worn and had not been replaced for some time. I have no doubt that the shoes were comfortable and probably at that stage where they were worn without thinking as a result. Soft spikes in modern golf shoes wear out fairly quickly compared to the metal spikes of the past. The spikes in shoes are there to keep us safe as well as help us play golf better. Good quality footwear with good spikes is essential if we are to remain in good health. Soft spikes need replacing around every three months if they are to perform to the levels the shoe manufacturers expect. The costs of replacing the spikes are much lower than the cost of a broken or damaged ankle. In a second incident I was told of a player who hurt his back probably as a direct result of not warming up

properly. The golfer went to the café for a coffee rather than the range to warm up and therefore went straight to the first tee without hitting one single ball. After a few practice swings without any sort of stretching or limbering up he hit a good drive but the second shot cost him dear. Hitting a wood he proceeded to swing so hard he damaged his back and as of Wednesday he is still in hospital in Denia. It is important we remember none of us are getting any younger and the body takes longer to heal. Damaging our bodies is not a good option at any time so my advice is simple really: golf is a dangerous game if we do not give it the respect it deserves. It is great fun to play and we all reap huge rewards for the game at times. Playing after warming up and consideration for our own safety will ensure we can enjoy the game for a lot longer. WIN A ROUND OF GOLF FOR 2 INCLUDING BUGGY AT THE BEAUTIFUL EL PLANTIO RESORT IN ALICANTE Answer the question below correctly to have a

chance to win. The winner of this fantastic prize will be picked at random at the end of each month. Send your entries by email to The decision of the editor of RTN will be final in making the winning selection. QUESTION FOR 2ND NOVEMBER 2012 Which golfer was the first to win the money list on both sides of the Atlantic? A. Rory McIllroy B. Justin Rose C. Luke Donald All answers must be received no later than 5pm on 3rd November 2012 to be entered into November’s draw, which will be made on 3rd November. The winner will be announced in RTN on 8th December 2012.

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RTN GOLF Club members now have the chance to get custom fitted for their golf clubs at El Plantio under the watchful eye of WGTF top 100 Coach Noel Eastwell. At the end of today all golfers will have the chance to be professionally fitted out for their Callaway clubs and purchase them at prices not seen before in Spain. The advantages of having clubs that fit perfectly to your swing are enormous and until you have played with a set of custom fitted clubs you cannot really appreciate how good the difference is. The cost of the clubs will be less than you would pay for a set of clubs off the shelf at practically all of the online retailers many local golfers use. All purchases by RTN Golf Club members will also include a sleeve of three of Callaway’s top quality hex golf balls. The whole range of Callaway products will be available and future offers will stagger golfers with not only price and quality of service but content as well. The service at El Plantio will enable golfers from all over south east Spain to purchase top quality golf clubs from one of the World’s leading manufacturers at affordable prices for the very first time and is planned to be the start of a service that will provide golfers with something that has been missing from our area since golf became so popular, service that makes you feel that you do matter. Other major club manufacturers will follow should the Callaway Fitting Centre be successful. November 6th sees RTN Golf Club return to El Plantio for the penultimate round of the 2012 RTN Golf League sponsored by Lloyds Bank International. The event will hopefully raise a lot of money to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The cost of the day’s golf including buggy will be 50€ and thanks to San Fulencio Ayumentio all golfers will receive lunch as well and a bottle of wine at the end of the day’s proceedings. What a great day out for everyone! Entry is open to all golfers with a handicap to compete for the Sir Nick Faldo Trophy. Please send all entries to and we will advise your tee time as soon as we can. The competition will start at 9.32am and an early or late tee time will be accommodated whenever possible. This is your chance to show that The Royal British Legion still matters and that you support it: bring along as many people as you can. There is always the chance to win some great raffle prizes if you don’t win the golf prizes! GOLFING TIP OF THE WEEK Having the right specifications in your golf clubs and golf balls will make a big difference to your performance. NOEL EASTWELL GOLF ACADEMY AT EL PLANTIO Quality coaching at reduced rates for RTN Golf Club members: contact Noel on 639 730 891.

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RTN North Edition 681  

RTN North Edition 681