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Tourist spending increases
by Keith Nicol SPENDING BY foreign tourists visiting the region of Murcia increased during the first three months of the year by 23.3% over the same period of 2013, reaching 120.8 million euros. According to the survey of tourist spending (Egatur) the
Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Murcia is the fifth region with the greatest percentage increase in tourist spending in Spain. Foreign tourists who visited Spain between January and March spent a record of 10,066 million Euros, representing an increase of 8.1% over the same period of 2013. Germany, the Nordic countries and the UK were the
primary source markets that contributed to this increase. In Spain, the average daily expenditure per tourist increased by 2.5% to 113â‚Ź, while in Murcia this rose 3.7% to 84.02â‚Ź however the average period for overnight accommodation was reduced by 1.7% . Continued on page 8
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Emergency Department serves more than six thousand
by Keith Nicol THE ACCIDENT and Emergency Department of Torrevieja’s Hospital and Clinics treated a total of 6,290 incidents over the ten days of Semana Santa. During Easter the Department specially prepares itself to serve the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock this area during this time of year, mainly to the coastal towns of Guardamar, Pilar de la Horadada, Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja. The Emergency Department of Torrevieja made an assessment of the activities carried out during Easter, which saw 62% of emergency department cases treated at health centres. From 11th to 21st April, the Emergency department served a total of 6,290 cases. Most of the cases that come to the ER requiring admission are those that have difficulty breathing and are suffering and chest pain. This usually does not lead to hospitalization. After breathing issues comes abdominal pain. The average waiting time for treatment at the Department was 21 minutes.
The Department of Health in Torrevieja has six health centres providing continuous 24-hour care and hospital emergency points with 24-hour services. The services consist of a team of doctors such as specialists in Intensive Care, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Anaesthesia. In addition, also as part of the 24-hour operation are and professionals in Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Urology and Haematology. The Continuing Care Department advises suffers to visit health centres rather than the Hospital for treatment of mild to moderate problems and it is recommended to use the Hospital to more serious matters. It is the aim of Torrevieja’s Department of Health is that patients always have the information needed to go to the nearest point of care with less waiting time, thus obtaining faster and optimal care for each case . To find out which centre is offering the fastest service in case of emergency, this can be obtained by sending an SMS with the word “ER” to 215013.
Alicante Mayor has second daughter ALICANTE MAYOR Sonia Castedo gave birth to her second daughter, Carla, on Tuesday but vows to return to work as soon as possible and says she will take her daughter to the office with her as she “cannot afford to be away from work for four months.” Castedo intimated that she might have considered leaving frontline politics now that she has two children at home, but decided instead to stay as an affront to her critics. She also said that she and her husband Arturo Soto are determined to have another child as soon as possible.
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An inflexible friend by Keith Nicol
THOUSANDS OF expats face losing their Barclaycard unless they can give Britain’s biggest credit card company a UK address. An estimated 39,000 customers across Europe who have not used the card in at least six months have received letters saying they could have them withdrawn if they are unable to provide one. The move has caused a storm of protest from clients – many of whom use a Barclaycard “for emergencies” or foreign holidays and have loyally stayed with Barclaycard for years. Social media has come alive with angry reaction from people likely to affected – and an article in the personal finance section of the Daily Telegraph triggered 116 comments. In the past two weeks letters from the credit card company’s Scott Miller, Barclaycard’s Head of UK Operations have been dropping on doormats saying accounts will be closed in June because they were unable to provide ‘a service’ for non-UK residents. However, Barclaycard has said overseas customers who do not frequently use their account can keep them open by providing a UK address. Don Hargreaves, from Senija, alerted RTN to the problem after receiving the bad news from the credit card company. “I have had a Barclaycard for as long as I can remember. “I largely use it as a credit card on the internet, it is very
convenient – you have a record of what you have spent and Barclaycard gives customers a guarantee. “It will certainly make things more complicated. I will miss it and I will have to find and research an alternative to get a similar service.” Margaret Hales MBE, a member of the Pensioners for Justice team, said she no longer used Barclaycard but knew that “a great number of Brits who live in Spain do.” Margaret, from Benitachell, added: “This is yet another example of services available to the British population being taken away from us because we legitimately live in Spain, or France, or anywhere within the European Union. “There are all sorts of little occasions when we have difficulties. For example, completing questionnaires (they need a UK postcode) and similarly for registration for some of the online newspapers. Perhaps they think that we will just go away....cut off, penniless and without the vote! “However, I detect that there is a growing feeling among the great British public here in Spain that this just will not do and more and more are campaigning, writing to their bank, their MP, the Prime Minister even. It’s now so easy with email!” One online comment described Barclaycard as “penny wise and pound foolish” for its action, while another said “Somebody really ought to tell Barclaycard that Britain has joined the EU”.
Graham Richards, a Pensioners for Justice campaigner living in France, said many Barclaycard customers had made their feelings known on the expat forum www.survivefrance.com He said a “major worry” was how having a card withdrawn would affect credit ratings – Barclaycard has since said it would have no effect. But Graham said: “My attitude is that if Barclaycard does not want me, then I don’t want it – I still have another card.” And Brian Langston said he was “flabbergasted” to receive the Barclaycard letter. “Although I don’t use it too much these days, I still keep a Barclaycard for those unexpected emergencies and simple peace of mind.” Managing Director of Barclaycard UK, Manoj Piplani said: “We periodically review accounts both in the UK and internationally, and if we become aware that a customer hasn’t used their account for more than six months, we’ll close their UK Barclaycard account, after giving them time to make alternative arrangements. “To minimise inconvenience, we are only closing accounts that have not been used at all for more than six months. The vast majority have been inactive for over three years.” He said the card could be used in most countries around the world but terms and conditions made it clear customers should have a valid UK address. “Although we can support overseas addresses on a temporary basis, our accounts are not designed to be registered to permanent overseas addresses. Customers who do not use their accounts, but would like to keep them open, can do so by providing us a UK contact address for the account.”
Tax taxes EU 2 - 8 MAY 2014
BUREAUCRATS ARE investigating the problems of cross border taxation believed to be preventing a true freedom of movement within the European Union. by Jack Troughton THE EUROPEAN Commission has launched a series of initiatives aimed at removing the tax obstacles that “hinder the ability of individuals to move within the single market of the EU”. And it has invited public consultation in two areas – firstly, tax issues faced by EU citizens when they actively move between member states; and secondly, looking at the problems caused by Inheritance Tax issues. In addition, professionals will be consulted in an “expert group” to gather ideas centred
on dealing with taxation barriers that get in the way of cross-border activity. It is planned that the feedback will help the Commission examine solutions to problems highlighted during the process. The consultation process will end on 3rd July this year. The expert group will examine a number of issues, including taxation obstacles to free movement; personal income tax and inheritance tax – and possible other areas such as vehicle taxation and e-commerce where it impacts on individuals; tax declarations in more than one state; double taxation trea-
ties; working in other EU countries; investing in other member states. Applications to participate in the expert group can be made to http://ec.europa.eu/ taxation_customs/taxation/individuals/expert_group/index_en.htm Public consultation on tax obstacles is at http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/ common/consultations/tax/2014-04_cross_ borders_en.htm And public consultation on inheritance taxation is at http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_ customs/common/consultations/tax/201404_inheritance_tax_en.htm
In addition, a website has been set up to provide helpful information to individuals affected by cross border taxation at http:// ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/ individuals/index_en.htm
Neo-Nazi march blocked Maria del Carmen Garcia clemency rejected again MORE THAN 2,000 people have blocked a march of one hundred representatives of the right-wing National Democratic Party (NPD) in Berlin. The approved march was to take place along an agreed route through the streets of Kreuzberg in the city but hordes of young local residents sat in the streets, preventing the march from taking place. Several people were arrested.
BENEJÚZAR WOMAN María del Carmen García walked into a bar and doused 69-year-old Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano with petrol before setting him alight in July 2005. He was convicted of raping Carmen Garcia’s 13-year-old daughter in 1998 and was serving a nine year sentence but had been released from prison on a 3-day pass when he was attacked after taunting Carmen Garcia in the street outside with the remark, “How’s your daughter?” He died of his injuries a few days later. Now she
says she is prepared to serve a prison sentence for her crime but insists she is not a murderer and just wants her ordeal to be over. The Court of Alicante has rejected two clemency postponements despite receiving a support petition of nearly 13,000 signatures. She was sentenced in July 2009 to 5.5 years’ imprisonment, the term having already been reduced from 9.5 years on grounds of ‘temporary insanity’. Her lawyer is still considering the possibility of filing a third petition for clemency.
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Culture and entertainment for everyone on Museum Night by Keith Nicol THE EVER popular Museum Night returns to Cartagena on Saturday 17th May. The fun event offers over a hundred activities of all kinds, such as dance, circus and concerts. 18 museums open their doors free of charge and restaurants, hotels and galleries put on their best clothes to welcome the thousands of attendees. There are a total of 106 activities of all kinds, for all ages, running from 10.00am Saturday until two in the morning, Sunday. The 18 museums that make up the city open their doors for free, except the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQUA) that is closed. Dancing is one of the highlights of the agenda. A new feature is the Zumba Night in the Plaza Juan XXIII from 10.30pm. The night also includes Salsa, meringue and samba ‘till midnight. There are up to thirty concerts of all kinds including a return to the 50’s with the rock and roll of that era by Cool Rocking Combo. At midnight, the DJs Juanje Lopez and Sergio Pujol invade the Plaza del Rey with Dancing in Words. These musicians tell a story of the city with their rhythms and lyrics. The jazz of the 30 and 40s play in the Museum of the Civil War while the Aegium Jazz Trio perform five performances that take place from 10.00pm until midnight. The Plaza San Francisco is one of the centre points for Museum Night with music by the Liverpool band playing the emblematic songs of the Beatles. Continued from front page In Murcia, the average length of time that foreign visitors stayed in overnight accommodation during the first three months of 2014 was 13.6 days. The national average was 8.9 days, placing Murcia as the second best community with a longest duration of stay. In March, the average per trip spent by tourists in Murcia was 94.45€. The number one Spanish destination
An event from last year
This year the circus is also involved with the Malabagic Circus School in the Town Hall Square from 7.30pm. Children also have their place becoming young explorers and going on to discover, through clues and evidence, how the Romans enjoyed a day at the baths or a large banquet. The Teatro La Murga offers smaller representation of The Wonders of the World where children can enjoy the Great Wall, the Eiffel Tower and the Pyramids of Egypt through this activity that
in terms of both tourists and money spent was in the Canaries, with them accounting for 35.9% of the total spent in Spain at 3.615€ million, showing a year on year increase of 14.1%. Of the other major regions, Catalonia showed an increase of 2% taking 2,033€ million, Andalucía accounted for 1.360€ million, the capital Madrid took in 1,091€ million and Valencia 782€ million. For accommodations, hotel stays
accounted for 64.7% of total spending between January and March by international visitors, an increase of 7.8% over the first quarter last year. 64.9% of tourists chose to travel to Spain without arriving on a tour package; a 3% rise. In March, travellers who stayed in private accommodation and not in hotels accounted for 15.2%, which was much higher than those who chose hotels, at just 2.5%.
is organized at 7.00pm in the ARQUA . Museum Night also offers a unique opportunity to discover the history of Cartagena through free-guided tours around the city. Those interested may register at the Youth Resource Centre. In total, more than 600 locations have 2,400 posters and handbills announcing Museum Night with detailed information about this event. More information at: www.nochemuseoscartagena.es.
Alzheimer’s Mar Menor Association AMMA IS a group of carers with family suffering from Alzheimers and Dementia, setting up an Association in San Pedro del Pinater. They are promised a place in San Pedro del Pinater for a Day Care Centre for English-speaking and Spanish sufferers of these and other debilitating illnesses. The Day Care Centre will run three mornings a week. Volunteers are needed and also sponsors. AMMA meets at Lui’s Lounge in the San Javier Camp Site every second Friday. For further information please contact Louise Innes: 96 532 2614.
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Villareal puts its boot down on racism
Airport exchange rates Costa Fortune!
VILLAREAL HAS issued a permanent ban against the spectator who threw a banana at Dani Alves in what was seen as a ‘racist attack’ during Sunday’s La Liga match with Barcelona at El Madrigal. The fan’s season ticket has been revoked and his access to El Madrigal Stadium permanently banned. Following the Club’s actions police arrested 26-year-old David Campayo Lleo at around 7pm on Tuesday evening, charging him with ‘an offence against fundamental rights and public freedoms’ under Article 510 of the Spanish Penal Code.
Fine weather predicted for the May holiday weekend THE WEATHER forecast for the May holiday weekend indicates fine weather for most of Spain. Costa Blanca temperatures are set fair to waver between 20º and 25º with clear skies. Holidaymakers and residents alike are reminded to use protective sun creams, drink plenty of water and wear a hat while enjoying the sunshine.
by Patricia Thomson AS THE Costa Blanca and Costa Cal braces for yet another bumper summer invasion of tourists there is some concern that holiday Euros are being purchased in airports at an extortionate exchange rate. The Post Office in the UK has published
a survey on ‘last minute’ cash transactions revealing that an incredible £21 million is being ‘lost’ in exchange fees at airports – with the most exchanges taking place from Pounds Sterling to Euros, followed by US Dollars. Travellers leaving their currency exchange until the eleventh hour miss out on millions of holiday dosh by
succumbing to poor exchange rates at airports. Bristol, Birmingham and Newcastle are named as the airports charging the highest rates. A sample conversion of £268 for Euros shows a loss of £12.56 compared to the amount achievable from high street cash vendors – the price of a delicious Costa Menu del Dia!
Ryanair drops out of favour… RYANAIR IS suffering a serious lack of popularity nowadays in the budget airline stakes. A recent opinion poll of frequent fliers held in the UK shows that Ryanair has lost its top spot as the world’s foremost ‘no frills’ carrier. by Patricia Thomson UNEXPECTEDLY, NORWEGIAN Air now tops the poll as holidaymakers’ number one contender for value for money, followed by EasyJet, British Airways in third place, Jet2 fourth and finally Monarch in fifth position. For overall best flying experience, British
Airways came out on top for best customer service and food and drink. Despite Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary taking a step back as the airline struggles to recover its popularity, the figures illustrate that the low budget carrier is being seriously outclassed and is no longer the frequent flier’s choice.
Dentures missing on the M-30 A MIDDLE-AGED man of South American origin on a motor scooter stopped at the side of the M-30 orbital in Madrid on Saturday morning after he sneezed and lost his false teeth. The M-30 is a busy 32.5km ring road encircling the capital. When police arrived at the scene at 10am they insisted the man move on without his dentures as they said it would be too dangerous for him to conduct a detailed search. It is not known whether the man was eventually reunited with his teeth.
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Guests in our country I DON’T often agree with British Prime Minister David Cameron but I did the other day when he was reported as saying that Great Britain should be known as a ‘Christian Country’ and to be proud of this title. Then out come all the do-gooders condemning him for ‘making such a destabilizing statement as it will offend other religions in the country’. In my eyes I think there is only one that these do-gooders should defer to. Our Queen is the head of the Christian Church of England and her presence makes a fantastic statement to the world that we are Christians and proud to be, and that Great Britain is a ‘Christian Country’. We are a very accommodating people and all
these religions and foreign immigrants should remember they are only guests in our country and we should be offended when they try to change our British traditions. Remember that we fought two world wars to keep our traditions and freedom of speech. We only have to look at what is happening in the Midlands now with the aptly named ‘Trojan Horse’- the usual people causing problems, intimidating Christian students in Church of England schools. By the way I am an atheist but I live by the Christian values taught to me and I am proud to be British. John Dale La Zenia
Doing my You can do bit to try better than this and help Spain IS IT just me, or is it no wonder Spain is a financial basket case? I recently had a C & G deposit bond mature in UK and was duly sent a cheque for £20,000. I thought I would do my bit to try and help my adopted country by paying it into my bank account here in Spain. At the desk of my local bank I was informed that it would cost me 120€ to pay this cheque into my account. I rejected this offer and duly returned the cheque to England where it was gratefully received into my account with no charge. Need I say more… Ian Street, Torrevieja
I HOPE that this letter is not taken by your readers to be from another ‘whingeing’ Brit in Spain. We’ve written to your excellent newspaper before because we know that you also want a beautiful Benidorm and that you regularly campaign to that end. We have an apartment on the road leading up to the Benidorm Cross. We also have the delightful Cala Tio Ximo and Cala Almadraba/Punta del Pinet. Cala Tio Ximo is soon to have a ‘chiringuito’ on the beach for the summer season. No doubt this will bring many more people to enjoy the beauty of the Sierra Helada Natural Park. However, what will these folk experience when they get here? Flytipping, rubbish by the ton and dog mess, all deposited in front of the Villa Marina apartments and tipped down the mountain side! On their walk up to the Cross along Calle Pekin/Tokio, they will need a very strong constitution indeed to negotiate a 100m stretch of road which is absolutely covered in dog faeces. It literally forms a barrier across the road. We challenge anyone not to get the disgusting mess on their feet or to inhale the foul smells emanating from it. Where are the cleaners from Benidorm Council? A rarity indeed in this part of town! Where are the road repair squads who three years ago laid water pipes across a very beautiful, small traffic island filled with palm trees, lovely shrubs and other flowering plants? That island is still in the state of dis-repair in which it was left: a disgraceful sight. Come on Benidorm. You can do better than this. Rita and Michael Stimson, Benidorm
WE TRAVEL to Benidorm five times a year and always feed the stray cats and would do more if we could. During our last visit in March we got into argument with a Spanish couple. We were feeding a cat in a derelict house. They started going bonkers and saying “No, no, no, no! We can phone the police to fine you!” Can you find out if this is true, please? After speaking with our Spanish friend he said this may happen and you could be fined 120€ for feeding stray animals. We can’t believe it but don’t want to get into any trouble. David and Madeleine Cooper
A Sorry Tale
I FELT I must comment on a letter in this week’s RTN, ‘A Sorry Tale’. This also happened to my husband and I – we had exactly the same experience. We parked our hire car at 5.30am, making sure it was safely parked between two cars so it could not be hit by anyone. Lo and behold later in the week I noticed £75 charged to our credit card. My husband spoke to the company and they said the car was damaged but they would investigate the matter. The following week I emailed a letter to them and threatened to get in touch with the TV programme Watchdog. At the end of that week the money was credited back to us. I do not believe they would have returned the money without the threat of publicity. It also happened to a friend of ours, which is why I made the threat of getting in touch with Watchdog as I knew that otherwise we would not see the money again. Regards, Jennie, Benidoleig
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Employment on the rise in Murcia
High volume of traffic expected over the weekend
THE HEAD of the Regional Employment and Training (SEF) department, Alejandro Zamora, said on Tuesday that, “Murcia is the community in which employment has grown most in the last year. It grew by 3.6%, which created 18,200 more jobs in the region.” by Jack Troughton Zamora stressed that “the fact that we know this is very good news, which shows that the recovery that we are speaking about, is reaching families and is translating into what matters most in this government; which is employment. Since 2007, this is the first time that the unemployment rate
has fallen in the first quarter. This is especially good if you consider that this occurs after the Christmas season, an important time for contracts and, this year, Easter did not take place in the first quarter.” The director also noted that, “data is positive but not sufficient; the Data gives us hope and encourages us to continue working to generate growth and employment in
the region of Murcia.” Finally, he added that the EPA data is not an isolated instant, “but confirms a positive trend, as many other indicators also show a growth line. The registered unemployment data, the recruitment, the membership to the Security Social and autonomous, also show better performance than the national average.”
Asturias businessman kidnapped
FIVE PEOPLE have been arrested for the kidnapping of an Asturias businessman. The man was abducted by two men wearing balaclavas armed with a gun. He was bound with duct tape and cable ties and subjected to electric shocks but later released on an undertaking of payment of a significant sum following threats against the victim’s family. Payment was never made as a few days later officers of the Kidnapping and Extortion Section of the Judicial Police were able to identify five people involved in the abduction and arrests followed.
TRAFFIC IS expected to top 5.5 million vehicle trips during the May bank holiday. Following the disappointing number of traffic fatalities over the Easter holidays, the DGT (Trafico) has deployed officers on special shifts to cope with the overload over the holiday, which also coincides with the 2014 Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix in Jerez scheduled for Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th May, projected to generate a further 250,000 vehicles on Spanish roads. Extra checkpoints have been put in place to spot-check motorists for blood/alcohol levels; there will be stringent checks on seatbelt use, especially for children; and the Guardia’s fleet of Pegasus helicopters are in fine form so motorists are warned to respect public safety laws.
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April mist for calendar Top Boxers on the coast by Jack Troughton SEA MIST drifting into the high rise of Benidorm makes an atmospheric photograph for the 2015 calendar being published by charity Friends of the Children of EMAUS. Tracy Ann took the shot and judges chose the picture to represent April in the calendar believing it portrayed life on the Costa Blanca, the chosen theme to challenge photographers. She has lived in Benidorm for three years and works with the Blues Brothers Experience, as the show’s photographer and also taking a major role in the management of the act. As well as having a talent for taking pictures, her other hobbies include reading and cooking. The winning entry each month will be featured in the calendar and in the pages of RTN and entries for May should be received by Friday 23rd May. Pictures should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. People can enter up to five photographs each month and they should be submitted as ‘jpeg’ attachments.
Ricky Burns, Emiliano Casal and Kevin Mitchell
By Keith Nicol TWO WORLDCLASS lightweight boxers have been working out with Spanish Lightweight Champion Emiliano Casal over the last two weeks. Lightweights Ricky Burns and Kevin Mitchell joined Emiliano for a spot of winter training in the warmth of the Mediterranean, under the watchful eye of trainer Tony Sims. Burns is a former WBO Super-Featherweight champion, Commonwealth super featherweight champion and WBO Lightweight champion. Mitchell is a former British super-featherweight and Commonwealth champion plus WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. Mitchell has possibly the biggest fight of his life on May 31st, on the under card of the Carl Froch - George Groves fight at Wembley Stadium. Kevin Mitchell will face Ghislain Maduma on the bill with the winner becoming the number one contender for the right to fight for a IBF lightweight title with the winner going on to challenge Miguel Vazquez. TOURISM BOSSES are delighted to report forward bookings representing an average occupancy of 85% for the long weekend Ricky hopes to be back in the ring on June 27th to start break starting Thursday 1st May and an incredible 100% for Benidorm where local entrepreneurs are optimistically predicting preparing himself for another crack at one of the four the end of the economic crisis. Alicante enjoyed a 10% growth in occupancy over Easter. And rail company Renfe has put in major lightweight belts although no opponent has been place an additional 5,000 seats to cope with the predicted overload of passengers flocking to the coast for the popular Labour picked out yet. Also training with them is middleweight Day holidays. President of the Provincial Association of Hotels Cristina Rodes reflected with cautious optimism that while thou- John Ryder who is one of the top contenders for the British sands of families are still having a hard time in Spain, “…increased confidence and positive news has generated confidence to title. The top reasons for training here for all the visitors; sun, warmth and only a little rain, which they all said was spend in the leisure market. It is true that we are seeing a reawakening in domestic tourism. We’ll see...” a joy to train in and that they loved coming to Spain.
Domestic tourism takes off over May holiday
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European Day May 9th
FLAGS OF the European Union nations will be flying high next Friday, May 9th, as Torrevieja celebrates European Day. by Keith Nicol The event takes place in front of the Town Hall and Inmaculada church and starts at 10.00am with music and entertainment from the TKO, 91.9fm, radio roadshow, before handing over to bagpiper Willie Hume at 10.30am. The main events start with short speeches and words of welcome at around 11.00am followed by the raising of the European flag in the main square by Mayor Eduardo Dolon, with the traditional song for Europe sung by Maria O’Hara and Francisco Moreno.
This year, the association of honour is the Torrevieja Branch of the Royal British Legion who celebrated their 25th Anniversary last week, with representatives from other members of Torrevieja’s multicultural population also flying their flags. This year, visitors have an option of joining in with the entertainment or just sitting back and enjoying the view. First on stage is local Flamenco dancer Sandra Esteve who will not only be showing of the talents of her students in flamenco and Sevillanas but encouraging the audience to get to their feet and see how much fun it
can be for themselves. They are followed by the very tradition folk sound of Grendels Bane who bring Barn Dancing to European day for the very first time. All four members of Grendels Bane are British and they guarantee a fun half hour of music and dance for everyone that wishes to join in the fun. The European Day festivities take place from 10.00am until around 2.00pm, seating is available on a first come, first sat basis, and some local associations an charitable groups The will be on hand to supply you with 2013 event information about their activities.
Business Battle for ALPE By Keith Nicol 150 LAPS in two hours was the order of the day last Saturday, as local Torrevieja and Orihuela businesses fought it out in Go Karts. The event was the II Costa Blanca Business Battle with each team having up to five drivers, who swapped drivers every seven minutes in a two-hour reply race. The event was a fun day out for local business with all profits from the day going directly to ALPE, Torrevieja’s centre for those with learning disabilities.
Some very competitive racing, plus a few spin outs and some not so sporting NASCAR style nudges were appreciate by the crowds who came to watch the event. At a special evening banquet, prizes and certificates were awarded to the winning teams. The Orihuela Policia Local took top spot, closely followed by Los Amigos and Iron Bozy-La Luna with Rune from Iron Boys-La Luna also taking the prize for the fastest lap of 41.9 seconds and Camilia from Heidi Salon winning the Ladies prize.
Art for animals Jenny’s ‘Almond trees in early spring’
SALES OF pictures from artist Jenny Morrison’s upcoming exhibition will boost funds for animal charity LAPS, the Pegobased Local Animal Protection Society. by Jack Troughton The exhibition is being staged at Restaurant L’om in Pego and the opening preview is on Saturday 17th May between 6pm and 8pm. There is also a special Springtime Lunch at the restaurant on Sunday 18th May at 1.30pm
and the exhibition itself runs until Friday 23rd May. Jenny, from Tormos, said she was presenting the show of her colourful pictures together with LAPS. And she added: “A percentage of the money from sales will go to the charity, and one of my paintings will be donated for auction.”
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Antic Auto attracts thousands ANTIC AUTO attracted over ten thousand visitors last weekend to see the display of classic and vintage cars and bikes. by Keith Nicol MANY TOOK advantage if the pre-ITV check up for their classic cars thanks to the participation of APPLUS ITEUVE, while the only major negative factor was the new 2.00€ parking charge that caught out almost everybody attending the show. This years display was also smaller than seen for at least a decade, as before the show used to be on at the same time as the Tuning Show, attracting younger custom car and classic car and bike visitors to the IFA. It’s still the largest show of its kind in the Alicante region and a must for anyone that enjoys classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles, antiques, toys, games, magazines, books and auto-memorabilia. Once again the exhibition was organised with the cooperation of the Vintage Car
Association, ASAL, who gathered together a varied range of exhibitors at the IFA. One of the main attractions of the event will be the presence of iconic vehicles from private collections in Spain with a different displays representing the last ten decades of the motorcar, from the early 1900’s. Not everyone was impressed by the show with one visitor David noting, “I think the show has seen it’s day’ while members of a local car club were hopeful that the event could be revamped and turned around to attract more participation next year. Classic Car lovers can enjoy another popular event this weekend with the monthly meeting of Ace Café at La Torre Hotel, on Sunday from 11.00am until 1.00pm. Entrance is free for both visitors and those wishing to display their cars or bikes.
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Royal British Legion celebrates 25th Anniversary by Keith Nicol SPAIN’S OLDEST Branch of the Royal British Legion, Torrevieja, celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Thursday, April 24th. More than 120 members and guests attended the event including Torrevieja’s Mayor Eduardo Dolon and Spain North District Chairman, Nigel Hails. The festivities took place at the newly renovated Punta Prima Restaurant. Entertainment on the evening was supplied by the tap dancing duo, Touch of Class with their Glenn Millar inspired routine, the youngest crooner in town, 18year old Benny, and dance band Timelees. Torrevieja Chairman, Mrs Gillian Burden and Nigel Hails gave words of welcome and support along with a reply of thanks from Eduardo Dolon. Torrevieja’s Honorary Secretary David Young also received a special certificate for 35 years service to the Legion. Chairman Gill Burden said, ‘I want to thank the Torrevieja Town Hall for all their support since the Branch was formed.” Eduardo Dolon, speaking in English, thanked the RBL for inviting him to the event and said that the Town Hall would continue to support them and their aims. David Young added, “We would be happy to meet any potential new members or returning members at our normal branch meeting held at the Casa Ventura on the second Friday of the month. We gather at 6.30pm and our meeting begins at 7.00pm, and following the proceedings we have entertainment, a raffle
A few of those present at the RBL 25th anniversary
and food that you can order at the bar on your arrival. Please note you do not have to have been a member of the services to join us, so please come along and learn more about what we do here in Spain to help the legion. We also are planning a number of events for our special anniversary year including commemo-
rations for the anniversary of WWI in June.” More information on the Torrevieja Branch can be had by emailing David at: email@example.com or visiting their website: http:// counties.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/torrevieja.
Out to lunch
By Jack Troughton THE HARD-WORKING group leaders of U3A Denia were rewarded with a lunch date as a ‘thank you’ for their efforts with the organisation. The leaders voluntarily share their interests and activities with others in the third age of life bringing a wide spectrum of interest to U3A. The leaders are pictured tucking into lunch at the Poligono Restaurant in Denia after accepting the invitation to the celebration.
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Beach dance for charity FUNDRAISERS HOPE for a charity coup by inviting everyone to join in the fun of the ‘Dance ‘Til You Drop’ marathon on Javea’s Arenal Beach on Saturday 10th May. by Jack Troughton Part of the Wear Red Campaign, the event is to raise money for Ambulancia Para Javea which aims to raise 64,000€ to buy a specially designed and adapted ambulance for Javea Red Cross. The dancing runs between 11am and 1pm and is hosted by the Arenal’s Peca 2 and radio station Total FM.
Star of the dancing will be the mysterious Beach Dancer – currently recognised by Javea Tourist Board and who features on you Tube as ‘Loco de Javea’. People are invited to join in or just watch the action. And in the evening from 7.30pm, L’Ancora Playa is running ‘Search for a Star’ talent competition to aid the appeal. The winner will receive 100€ and studio and airtime with Total FM. Rock bands Hangover Tuesday and The Working
The Beach Dancer in action
Party have given up their time for free for the night to provide entertainment at the party, again in aid of the appeal. To enter the competition, call Sam on 96 646 2494. To enter the competition, call Sam on 96 646 2494. And Ambulancia Para Javea will also benefit from a party starting at noon on Sunday 11th May at GJ’s Restaurant, Arenal, with barbecue.
Municipal School of Photography exhibition
By Keith Nicol TO MARK the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Municipal School of Photography, an exhibition is taking place at Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre. Torrevieja’s Mayor Eduardo Dolon, accompanied by the Councillor for Culture, Luis María Pizana, opened the exhibition on Wednesday evening. Admission is free and features the talent of students of the Municipal School of Photography, directed by Justo Gil, with the exhibition’s theme focusing on this occasion, on the nude. The exhibition includes the participation of a total of 35 students and will remain open until Sunday 11th May.
Golf Legend at The Clubhouse: Quesada PROFESSIONAL GOLF legend Miguel Angel Jimenez was in attendance at the annual Pro-Am memorial tournament on Saturday 26th April. The Justo Quesada y Josefina ProAm takes place every year at the La Marquesa golf course in Ciudad Quesada. Miguel Angel Jiminez drew the crowds in attendance to follow his round and have the opportunity to watch the star in action. After a hard day on the course, all 200 players attended a lavish presentation dinner at The Clubhouse Restaurant. Owners Paul and DavOwner id produced an excellent meal and of The the evening ran like clockwork Clubhouse, Paul with entertainment and fireworks with M.A rounding off a fantastic day. Jimenez. To reserve your table at The ClubPhoto by house please call Paul on 637 583 373. Kristoff
Spain’s top youth footballers in Torrevieja
By Keith Nicol THIS WEEKEND, the cream of Spain’s youth club footballers visit Torrevieja for a three-day tournament. With the notable exceptions of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, the Tournament visits Torrevieja for the first time. Host CF Torrevieja face some formidable competition in Group A, kicking off against the formidable Atletico Madrid at 10am in the Nelson Mandela. All 24 qualifying games will be played today,
Friday May 2nd with playoffs for the final spots played on the weekend. Games take place between 10am and 2pm and in the afternoon from 4.30pm through to finish. Everyone is welcome to attend with all three full size pitches at Torrevieja’s sports city being utilized. The major games and finals all take place at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, with more information available at: www.facebook.com/CampamentosDeportivos.
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Navy League signals Easter GLORIOUS COLOURS were the order of the day as the Navy League of the United States Levante Council’s annual Easter Bonnet competition and lunch at Calpe’s Puerto Blanco. by Jack Troughton Guest of honour Joan Brennan, the Director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society based at the Rota Naval Station, was also chief judge at the event last Saturday. Joan Summerhayes, dressed in fetching pale lilac, won the prize for the most stylish hat, while Marjon van der Kruijs’ creation, made entirely out of cut up yellow bin gabs, won the prize for the most creative bonnet. And not to be outdone, Brian Ratcliffe wiped the floor with the competition to win the ‘you-must-be-joking’ prize with an outrageous ‘mop head’ design. The Council’s next lunch, which includes a whisky-tasting session, will be held on Saturday 31st May. New members of any nationality are always welcome to join in the fun. Call Judith for more information on 96 574 7588.
Joan wearing her winning design
JB and the Barbershop harmonise for Lions
ON THURSDAY 24th April the excellent JB Brass joined forces with the Torrevieja Barbershop Harmonisers to provide a very entertaining evening of music and song at Teatro Municipal Torrevieja. The event promoted by the Torrevieja Costa Lions Club was a huge success with an International audience of hundreds enjoying the band perform under Musical Director Dr Ian K Tinsley, both traditional and modern brass band music including three excellent solo performances from Deborah, Trudie and Jayne. Lion President Janette Bennett was welcomed on stage where she was delighted to formally thank and congratulate all the participants for a very fine performance, and announced that all profits from the event would be donated to Vecinos de San Miguel Archangel who do such wonderful work to help those most in need in San Miguel de Salinas. JB Brass are already planning a “Last Night at the Proms” to be performed in October of this year, again promoted by the Torrevieja Costa Lions, more information will follow in due
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Antebólicas and Fernando Marrafa ESTABLISHED IN 1962, Antebólicas, owned by Marrafa Industries, was a small family business that started with only three employees in Ovar, Portugal.
All products passes stringent quality control
More than half a century later, the factory currently occupies 2000m2. Its creator, Fernando Marrafa, never imagined that his company would achieve such success. PIONEER Fernando pioneered satellite dishes in the Portuguese market when they were still little known and unexplored. Fernando says: “I started selling the satellite at a time when nobody knew what it was - it looked like something from another world, but I did it!” Many years of struggle followed to attain image quality and excellent service. Now Antebólicas products are easily recognisable worldwide for excellence and high quality… Currently the company has a lot of dealers in the country and remains a major supplier to the international market. Antebólicas pioneered the exploration of an overseas market as the first Portuguese company that marketed satellite reception devices at a London show in 1987. Fernando Marrafa says its main market is in neighbouring countries in Europe and North Africa. MARKET LEADER In 2012 Antebólicas was the PME leader with the best results in the market. All merchandise from the factory passes stringent quality control that meets all the quality standards necessary to conquer new cities and maintain the highest level of service and licensing. There are more than 25 models of terrestrial antennas and more than 10 models of large satellite dishes manufactured by Antebolicas in demand in the Spanish market nowadays, due to changes in British satellite television. For more information call Galaxy Innovations on 966 661 354 or 670 388 884. Visit www.galaxy-innovations.es or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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home & garden
Dick Handscombe Holistic gardener and author
CLIMBING PLANTS provide an important element to Spanish gardens. They add a third dimension to the design of the garden and colour and perfume as they climb up and over walls, up through trees, cascade down banks and cover trellis or pagodas. And since most are available all year round in large pots it is not too late to plant and add an extra dimension to this summer’s garden. The table shows some summer favourites that are generally easy to establish. The heights given assume that the climbers were planted in enriched soil. For more information about these climbers and some others refer to part 4.5 of our book ‘Your garden in Spain’.
SUMMER CARE Ensure that the roots are always kept damp. Most benefit from shelter of the roots und rocks to give shade to roots. Feed if plants appear to grow slowly. Tie the plants to ties fitted into walls or tie posts or tree trunks as they grow. PRUNING Prune to create a size and shape appropriate to where you have planted the climbers in the garden. Major annual pruning is best done as part of the winter cutback.
2 to 4
2 to 10
Purple and red good. Yellow, orange and white poor
Lantana bandera and pink flowered
2 to 4
Orange and yellow
2 to 4
Blue and white
Against walls and up old trees
2 to 4
Bignonias - Pandorea, bower 2 to 10 vine, variety is evergreen
Wide range of colours in various varieties
2 to 10
Generally blue but paler colours available
2 to 4
Wide range of exotic colours
2 to 4
Several mixed colours
2 to 6
2 to 4
On wall or up trunk of tree
Can be tender
2 to 4
On wall or fence
Best with winter protection
2 to 4
Black eyed susie Gourds
2 to 6 2 to 4
2 to 10
Blue and white Orange
Yellow and white
Medium Low Low
On wall or fence On wall or fence All
Best with protection
Annuals but don’t plant out too early
IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE THE HANDSCOMBE’S BOOKS - With the demise of many of the bookshops and distributors that used to handle Santana Books the most convenient way of obtaining information about and purchasing the gardening and lifestyle books written by Dick Handscombe is to use Amazon Books. A search for ‘Dick Handscombe’ on first entering the Amazon Books site will normally bring most of the books up in one go. ©Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com
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Spotlight on Swiss Cable, Javea ARE YOU thinking of installing satellite TV, high speed internet and telephone? Swiss Cable is a well-established cable company in the Marina Alta, and since 1985 the team at Swiss Cable’s offices in Balcon al Mar Javea have been dedicated to providing the expat community the very best International TV and Internet packages in the area. THE COMPANY has an ‘open door’ policy during office hours for existing and new clients to come along and discuss their requirements. Friendly and professional staff are extremely familiar with the equipment as they also use the service themselves: they also monitor efficiency and signal status. New channels are frequently provided in response to customer requests, and when this occurs the receiver will require a simple re-tune, carried out free of charge at the office, or in certain cases the customer’s home. A variety of receivers are used, some for the Cable Network and others for the over air Beam system and High Definition Channels. The company also has a recording facility onto a pen drive if required. They are constantly submitting new receivers to test in order to stay abreast of latest technology advances, bringing new benefits to their customers. TECHNICIANS Swiss Cable staff are trained to solve minor incidences over the phone and also have a team of Technicians working daily, carrying out installations and service calls. Many have worked for the
Part of the team
company for so long they are on first name terms with customers, and have vast experience. One of their most common call outs is for the remote control and usually operator error! (Grandma sat on it and now we can only get the radio!) Dogs seem to enjoy the chewing the handsets too: we see the funny side. BEWARE ELECTRICAL STORMS! Spain is prone to electricity failures and storms. Water and electricity don’t mix, so we always advise homeowners to unplug when storms are close by to avoid an electrical spike. However, if the worst happens, for our clients who have been affected we pull out all the stops to restore
service promptly. We keep a huge amount of spare material on hand and only occasionally will there be times when the part needed takes slightly longer to obtain, for example in the case of a lightning strike on a main amplifier or tower, which can cause considerable damage. Whatever your Cable and Internet needs, Swiss Cable can help, committed to providing the very best for their customers, continually welcome new customers with its premier Internet and TV service, with unsurpassed customer service. Feel free to pop into the office in Cap de la Nao (km10), Javea from 9.30am-2pm, or call our sales enquiries line on 865 667 123, without obligation. Our Office number is 96 577 1121, see our advert on page 2 in RTN for our full contact details.
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“How to make money in Spain” SINCE MOVING to Spain some 18 months ago I have looked at many business opportunities to invest into. I think you will agree it’s very difficult to make money in Spain as a British Ex Pat? I see friends working long hours for what I see very little return! By Colin Harris SO HOW do I make good money every day (well most days)? With a background in finance and raising monies for companies and projects I set up Ukmoneyonline about 10 years ago after responding to an advertisement in the Sunday Times. My strap line” Make £100 a day laying horses” has made me many thousands of pounds over the last 10 years and is as good today as it’s ever been. So far this year I have generated a “tax free” profit on capital invested of 42.73%, limited risk to capital at no more than 5% invested in any one trade. I now have over 600 followers on Twitter who receive my trading suggestions
as I do not charge for my posts. Many of you reading this will have no idea about sports trading or what you presume to be “betting”. As a qualified teacher I can show you how to trade. In 2009 I wrote a trading manual which I now provide for free. If you would like a copy then please email me at email@example.com. I am looking for people who are eager to learn. Age is not a problem, you just need an open mind. I do charge for training at a cost of £149.00 a day for groups up to 10 people. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED? Well you do need a good
connection to the Internet and about half an hour a day to carefully select your trading opportunities. You also need some capital to trade with. A bank of £4,000 historically make between £500-£1500 a month. All trading profits are “tax free”. You may also wish to paper trade for the first 3 months whilst you get to grips with the system. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NEXT? E-mail me for your free copy of my trading manual at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next training day will be in June here in Javea. Also sign up to my Twitter account “ukmoneyonline”.
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Regional Manager of Blacktower Costa Blanca
Tax evaders beware JUST WHEN things seemed to have calmed down on tax avoidance and overseas asset declarations, it rears its ugly head yet again. The UK
Government has published details of its latest plans to ramp up pressure on tax evaders who hide money offshore, which include making it easier to prosecute them, with a prison sentence possible for those found guilty, even if, it is being suggested, they did not intend to evade taxes.
The plans, and an announcement of an intention to launch a consultation on the matter imminently, are contained in an update to an earlier tax evasion crackdown strategy document published last year. The publication of No Safe Havens 2014 followed the publication, in a number of UK newspapers of remarks made by Chancellor George Osborne during a trip to Washington in which he revealed plans to, as the Financial Times reported, “…change the balance of the law so the burden of proof falls on those who are hiding their money offshore,
and we don’t have to prove they intended to do so…” As reported, other schemes aimed at going after tax evaders that were announced by the chancellor in his Budget last month – such as the Revenue’s new ability to demand up-front payment of tax it claims it is owed, but which is in dispute, as well as its new power to help itself to money it is owed by dipping into the bank accounts of taxpayers who owe more than £1,000 – have also sparked concern and some criticism. Phil Berwick, a partner and head of contentious tax at the Irwin Mitchell law firm, was among those critical of the Government’s latest plans for cracking down on offshore tax evaders. That the Government would no longer be required to prove that someone with undeclared offshore assets had deliberately set out to avoid tax, he said, represented “a fundamental shift in the burden of proof.” “Not everybody who has failed to declare foreign income has done so
deliberately,” he added. There is already a maximum penalty of 200% of the tax that has not been paid, in addition to interest and tax for up to 20 years, for taxpayers with undeclared foreign income. This latest announcement follows on from the news that HMRC will have the power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts without their consent. HMRC has had a significant amount of data on offshore offenders for a long time, but has failed to pursue criminal investigations. It looks like this may be about to change. At Blacktower we recommend tax efficient investment vehicles that are approved by tax offices around the world so you can sleep easy at night safe in the knowledge that you will never be accused of Tax Evasion. If you would like to benefit from free independent, impartial advice on your financial future please contact me by email christina.brady@blacktowerfm. com or call me on 658 892 330 to arrange a free consultant.
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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from White & Baos Abogados Solicitors Lawyers
Personal injury law
WOUNDS AND injuries caused by a dog attack A FEW weeks ago I was bitten by a dog, whilst in the back of a restaurant here in the Costa Blanca. The restaurant owner says that he is not responsible, since there was a no trespassing sign on that particular area. Legally, can I can ask for compensation ?
In principle and in relation to the damage caused by animals , the article 1905 of the Spanish Civil Code says: “The owner of an animal, or the person who uses it, is liable for damages caused by it, although it escapes or get lost. This responsibility shall only cease in the event that the damage is caused by a force majeure or fault of the person who suffered the damages.“ Therefore, in principle it is owner or possessor of the animal who must take responsibility and compensate for damage caused by it. Such responsibilities are understood as objective, due to the inherent danger coming just from the act of having such an animal. However, according to article 1905, the owner could waive his liability if the attack is caused by or the fault of the person attacked. I understand by what you say that the owner thinks you are solely responsible because you went to a restaurant area not open to the public, where there was a no trespassing sign, and therefore he thinks that your negligence absolves or waives his responsibility. It is essential to determine if you have had or had not any fault in the attack. It could be considered that it is not your fault if the non-trespass sign was not visible,
The information provided in this article is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues. White & Baos Abogados. Tel:+34 966 426 185. E-mail: email@example.com White & Baos 2014 – All rights reserved Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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PENNICK BLACKWELL Financial Services are offering a free Samsung Tablet along with your Pension Transfer and 30% Lump Sum with Pennick Blackwell QROPS. The offer applies to any new customer who contacts the company throughout the month of April. You will receive your free tablet when your funds are transferred. And if you introduce a friend who completes transfer you also get a free night at a Costa Blanca hotel! Call Pennick Blackwell Financial Services on 865 674 038 or 0034 657 076 055, visit www.pennickblackwell.com see Facebook page facebook.com/pennickblackwell or pop into the office at Avda. Albir 73 for a quick chat.
or did not inform of the real danger of being bitten by a dog, or that the area where the dog was, was easy to access, etc. We would like to highlight the court ruling 1000/2002 of the Provincial Court of Malaga, in a very similar case to your own, where the dog’s owner was responsible because “the animal was in a easily accessible area for the restaurant customers,” and also: “... the non trespassing sign is insufficient as it does not warn of the presence of a dangerous dog, more over, even if in fact it did warn about the dog, it could still also be dangerous for children, the illiterate or foreign people.“ If you have suffered any kind of animal attack, or an accident, or any damage, injuries, our firm can advise you. And if you have a pet, please make sure that you contract a insurance policy to cover possible liability, and provide the resources so your pet cannot escape or bite anyone, its presence and danger must be warned by informative signs. You can follow the Spanish Legal Issues that affect you and consult us by following us on facebook: www.facebook.com/WhiteBaosAbogadosLawyers
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Celebrate San Juan in Albir: Costa Blanca’s hidden treasure 4 days
ALBIR IN Alfas del Pi has no high-rise buildings or hotel blocks yet is situated conveniently between the favourite entertainment resort of Benidorm and the ‘Dome of the Mediterranean’, Altea. Visitors from far-flung places decided to make it their permanent home in recent years and Albir has grown from a small international community into a popular holiday destination with its own character. Albir offers something for everyone. Much quieter than Benidorm, Albir is typified by low buildings; wide tree-lined streets; and plenty of parking. Its hotels are modern, well equipped and offer outstanding value for money, attracting tourists from all over Europe, giving it a cosmopolitan and lively atmosphere. VIDALBIR APARTHOTEL: ALBIR Friday 20th June - 4 nights: a one-bed apartment (sleeps two) including breakfast for 222€: Call the reservations hotline on 0034 865 674 036.
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Fabulous Christmas Cruises from Barcelona CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS this year by choosing from four fabulous cruises departing from Barcelona with a variety of options on dates and cabins.
A classic cruise on the newly commissioned Costa Diadema takes in France and the Balearics – the Spanish traditions that typify popular Mallorca, the irresistible charm of Ibiza… And the luxurious Diadema features sumptuous cabins, seven restaurants and two swimming pools as well as a fantastic Wellness Centre and Samsara Spa.
A Winter Sun cruise departing from Barcelona and cruising to Morocco via Funchal in Madeira, Portugal and the Canaries – seven enchanting islands featuring the ‘other-worldly’ volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, edged with sparkling seaside resorts… a plethora of things to do in this gorgeous island group. Arrecife, Lanzarote… a stylish way to spend Christmas.
Boarding in Barcelona, the Costa Fascinosa explores Southern Spain before heading for the exciting Moroccan ports of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, alive with Moorish architecture and the unforgettable sights, sounds and smells of the souk, before moving on to Tangiers. The gateway to Africa, Tangiers offers the fascinating contrasts of the modern world and the traditional romance of 15th Century Morocco in the Medina showcasing the city’s labyrinth of treasures!
Join the MSC Splendida in Barcelona and cruise to Marseille, calling en route at the Italian ports of Genoa and Civitavecchia, Palermo in Sicily and wonderful Tunis with its Ottoman and colonial past still evident. If you are brave enough try a ‘hammam’ public bath! Spend Christmas at sea before returning to exciting Barcelona.
Cruises are from 899€ per person with tax, transport and hotel accommodation included. Call 966 106 872 for more information
Have you got ‘Specs appeal?’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year Competition launched in Spain SPECSAVERS OPTICAS have launched the first Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in Spain to recognise specs as a fashion statement as well as a visual aid, celebrating millions of ordinary people in Spain who look amazing in their glasses. The search is on for specs-wearing champions who make their specs part of their identity, no matter what their age or style. The competition is open from 1st31st May and entries can be made via Facebook specsaversopticas or online at www.specsavers.es/loveglasses Entrants are invited to submit a recent colour photo of themselves wearing glasses. The person crowned the overall Spectacle Wearer of the Year will win a makeover, photo-shoot and a pair of designer frames. And there will also be eight semifinalists who will win a pair of designer frames each. Details can be found at www.specsavers.es/loveglasses The competition will be officially launched in all of Specsavers’ eight Spanish stores in May, with a frame styling day. All Specsavers staff are fully trained to offer style advice on the latest trends and styles to suit all face shapes and help
make glasses wearers look and feel great. Lisa James from Specsavers Opticas in Guardamar commented: “Grab some style advice from our team, pick up some cool frames and then enter the competition for the chance of being the Spectacle wearer of the year and winning a great prize. We want to celebrate all those people who look great in their glasses, so come and join in!” Specsavers will also be collecting unwanted glasses for Lions Club International to donate to those in need. FRAME STYLING EVENTS DATES & LOCATIONS
Specsavers Opticas Torrevieja, 7th May: Avda. Rosa Mazon Valero, (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre), 03184, Torrevieja Specsavers Opticas Javea, 9th May: Avda. del Pla 125, 03738, Javea Specsavers Opticas Calpe, 9th May: Avda. de los Ejércitos Españoles 6, 03710, Calpe Specsavers Opticas Guardamar, 21st May: 11.00-15.00 - Avda. País Valenciano 43Bajo, Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, 03140
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07:00 Childrens TV 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Benidorm ER 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Diagnosis Murder 16:15 My Family’s Secret 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News Tonight 19:55 Party Election Broadcast 20:00 Bloody Tales of the Tower 21:00 Ice Road Truckers 22:00 NCIS 23:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 24:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door
07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Emmerdale 07:55 You’ve Been Framed! 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:45 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of Miami 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Emmerdale 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 15:00 Millionaire Matchmaker 16:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:10 The Real Housewives of Miami 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 21:30 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Underworld 24:30 Take Me Out
07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Happy Endings 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 New Girl 17:30 Happy Endings 18:00 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 The A-Team 24:25 8 Out of 10 Cats
saturday 3rd May BBC1
07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Nigellissima 13:00 Football Focus 13:45 Sportsday 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:15 Snooker: The World Championship 17:30 Final Score 18:10 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 19:30 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 19:50 Pointless Celebrities 20:40 The National Lottery: In It to Win It 21:30 Casualty 22:20 The Guess List 23:00 BBC News; Weather 23:20 Match of the Day 24:45 The Football League Show
07:00 Angel Face 08:30 Great British Menu 09:00 Great British Menu 09:30 Great British Menu 10:00 Great British Menu 10:30 Great British Menu 11:00 Snooker: The World Championship 13:00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 13:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 14:30 Talking Pictures 15:10 Young Winston 17:30 Snooker: The World Championship 18:30 Natural World 19:30 Flog It! 20:00 Snooker: The World Championship 22:30 Generation War 24:00 What Just Happened?
07:00 Childrens TV 08:45 Horrid Henry 09:00 Adventure Time 09:25 ITV News 09:30 Weekend 10:25 The Hungry Sailors 11:25 Murder, She Wrote 12:25 ITV News and Weather 12:34 ITV Central Weather 12:35 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 13:30 The Unforgettable 14:00 All Star Family Fortunes 14:45 A Touch of Frost 16:45 Peter Pan 18:50 ITV News Central 19:00 ITV News and Weather 19:15 Let Me Entertain You 19:45 New You’ve Been Framed! 20:15 Britain’s Got Talent 21:30 Amazing Greys 22:35 Prey 23:30 The Americans 24:30 ITV News and Weather 24:44 ITV Central Weather 24:45 Through the Keyhole
07:05 The Hoobs 07:30 Trans World Sport 08:30 FIM Superbike World Championship 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 Weekend Kitchen 11:00 The Big Bang Theory 11:25 The Big Bang Theory 11:50 How I Met Your Mother 12:20 How I Met Your Mother 12:45 The Simpsons 13:15 The Simpsons 13:45 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 14:40 Channel 4 Racing 17:10 Come Dine with Me 17:40 Come Dine with Me 18:10 Come Dine with Me 18:40 Come Dine with Me 19:15 Come Dine with Me 19:40 Channel 4 News 20:05 For the Love of Cars 21:00 Grand Designs 22:00 Green Zone 24:10 Escape from Alcatraz
07:00 Childrens TV 08:40 City of Friends 08:55 Little Princess 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 10:15 Jelly Jamm 10:30 LazyTown 11:00 Access 11:05 The Dog Rescuers 11:30 Cowboy Builders 12:30 World’s Busiest 13:30 Greystoke: the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 16:05 Sands of the Kalahari 18:05 The Vikings 20:10 5 News Weekend 20:15 Worst Kind of Hunter 21:00 NCIS 22:00 NCIS 23:00 The Bone Collector
07:00 Switched 07:25 Ugly Betty 08:10 Make It or Break It 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Ugly Betty 11:00 Made in Chelsea 12:00 The Mindy Project 12:30 Rules of Engagement 15:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:30 How I Met Your Mother 16:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:30 The Big Bang Theory 17:00 Made in Chelsea 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 How I Met Your Mother 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 The Tomorrow People 22:00 Predators 24:10 The Big Bang Theory 24:40 The Big Bang Theory
sunday 4th May
09:45 Coronation Street 12:05 Tom Daley Goes Global 13:05 Britain’s Got Talent 14:25 Britain’s Got More Talent 15:30 The Hot Desk 15:40 The Perfect Man 17:40 You’ve Been Framed! 18:45 Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace 21:30 Britain’s Got More Talent 22:35 You’ve Been Framed! 23:05 Celebrity Juice 23:50 Crazy Beaches 24:20 Britain’s Got Talent
07:00 Breakfast 08:35 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 The Big Questions 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 BBC News 14:10 Weather for the Week Ahead 14:15 Bargain Hunt 15:15 Flog It! 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Monkey Planet 17:45 Points of View 18:00 Songs of Praise 18:45 Pointless Celebrities 19:35 BBC News 20:00 Countryfile 21:00 Antiques Roadshow 22:00 The Crimson Field 23:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 23:25 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 24:10 Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa
06:50 The Saint in New York 07:55 None but the Lonely Heart 09:45 Countryfile 10:45 The Beechgrove Garden 11:15 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 13:30 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 14:15 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 15:00 Snooker: The World Championship 19:00 Australia with Simon Reeve 20:00 Snooker: The World Championship 24:00 QI XL 24:45 In Our Name
07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 Digimon Fusion 08:45 Horrid Henry 09:00 Big Time Rush 09:25 ITV News 09:30 Weekend 10:25 May the Best House Win 11:25 Columbo Cries Wolf 13:25 ITV News and Weather 13:29 ITV Central Weather 13:30 Big Star’s Little Star 14:35 You’ve Been Framed! 15:05 Britain’s Got Talent 16:20 Let Me Entertain You 16:50 Licence to Kill 19:20 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News and Weather 19:45 Catchphrase 20:30 Off Their Rockers 21:00 Vera 23:00 Perspectives 24:00 ITV News and Weather 24:14 ITV Central Weather 24:15 Premiership Rugby Union
07:15 British GT Championship 07:40 How I Met Your Mother 08:05 How I Met Your Mother 08:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:25 Frasier 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:35 Secret Eaters 14:40 Channel 4 Racing 17:10 The Big Bang Theory 17:35 The Big Bang Theory 18:05 The Simpsons 18:35 Deal or No Deal 19:30 Channel 4 News 20:00 Bear’s Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry 21:00 For the Love of Cars 22:00 Fargo 23:00 Underworld: Awakening 24:45 Babel
07:00 Childrens TV 08:55 Little Princess 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:20 Milkshake! Bop Box 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Rupert Bear 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:15 Jelly Jamm 10:30 LazyTown 11:00 Power Rangers Super Samurai 11:35 Power Rangers Megaforce 12:10 Access 12:15 The Dog Rescuers 12:45 Secret History of UFOs 13:40 Aliens: Are We Alone? 14:45 Thunderbirds 16:25 Open Season 18:00 Mulan 19:40 5 News Weekend 19:45 Stargate 22:00 War of the Worlds 24:10 Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story
07:00 Beauty and the Geek
07:00 Make It or Break It 07:45 Ugly Betty 08:35 Charmed 09:30 How I Met Your Mother 09:55 Youngers 10:25 Youngers 11:00 Hollyoaks 13:35 Made in Chelsea 14:35 Revenge 15:35 The Big Bang Theory 16:05 The Big Bang Theory 16:30 How I Met Your Mother 17:00 How I Met Your Mother 17:35 How I Met Your Mother 18:00 The Tomorrow People 19:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 Bride Wars 23:00 The Inbetweeners 23:30 The Inbetweeners 24:05 Rude Tube
07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 Storage Hoarders 12:30 The Unforgettable 13:00 Dinner Date 14:00 ITV News and Weather 14:10 ITV News Central 14:15 All Star Family Fortunes 15:00 Jo Frost Family Matters 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:00 Ejector Seat 18:00 Paul O’Grady Show 19:00 ITV News Central 19:15 ITV News and Weather 19:30 You’ve Been Framed! 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Gino’s Italian Escape 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Prey 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:10 ITV News Central 23:15 Benidorm 24:15 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey
07:10 Countdown 07:55 Firehouse Dog 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 Come Dine with Me 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:40 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Draw It! 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:30 Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade 21:00 Britain’s Most Extreme Weather 22:00 The Island with Bear Grylls 23:00 Love for Sale with Rupert Everett 24:00 Gogglebox
07:00 Childrens TV 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 Police Interceptors 13:40 Criminals: Caught on Camera 14:15 5 News Lunchtime 14:20 Neighbours 14:50 NCIS 15:50 White Fang 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 21:00 The Woman with 40 Cats - and Other Pet Hoarders 22:00 Britain’s Favourite Stand-Up Comedian 24:50 You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 Coronation Street 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 09:25 You’ve Been Framed! 10:30 The Perfect Man 12:30 You’ve Been Framed! 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 Coronation Street 15:00 You’ve Been Framed! 16:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:10 Beethoven 19:55 Zookeeper 22:00 Underworld 24:25 Two and a Half Men 24:55 Two and a Half Men
07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 08:55 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 Rude(ish) Tube 11:30 Rude(ish) Tube 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 Rude(ish) Tube 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 21:30 2 Broke Girls 22:00 Revenge 23:00 Made in Chelsea 24:00 Party House
monday 5th May BBC1
07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Fake Britain 10:45 Homes Under the Hammer 11:45 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 12:30 First Time on the Front Line 13:00 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:15 BBC Regional News 14:25 The Link 15:15 Escape to the Country 16:00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 16:45 National Treasure 18:45 Pointless 19:30 BBC News 19:45 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Bang Goes the Theory 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Miranda 22:00 When Corden Met Barlow 23:00 BBC News 23:15 BBC Regional News 23:20 Match of the Day 2 24:25 Late Kick Off 24:55 The Graham Norton Show
07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:20 Homes Under the Hammer 08:20 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 09:35 Goodbye, Mr Chips 11:25 The Importance of Being Earnest 13:00 The Pallisers 13:50 The Pallisers 14:45 Coast 15:00 Snooker: The World Championship 19:00 Escape to the Continent 19:30 Great British Menu 20:00 Snooker: The World Championship 24:00 Business Boomers
07:45 The Hot Desk 07:55 Emmerdale 10:40 Coronation Street 13:05 You’ve Been Framed! 13:35 Beethoven 15:20 You’ve Been Framed! 16:20 You’ve Been Framed! 17:20 Britain’s Got Talent 18:45 Britain’s Got More Talent 19:45 You’ve Been Framed! 20:15 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 23:00 Viral Tap 23:50 White Chicks
2 - 8 may 2014
tuesday 6th May BBC1
07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 12:30 First Time on the Front Line 13:00 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Link 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 19:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 Happy Valley 23:00 BBC News 23:25 BBC Regional News 23:35 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 23:40 Miller’s Mountain 24:10 The Guess List 24:50 Son of Rambow
07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 First Time on the Front Line 08:35 Animal Park 09:20 Countryside 999 10:05 Collectaholics 11:05 Mystery of the Moor 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Super League Show 14:45 One Man and His Campervan 15:15 The Pallisers 16:05 Coast 16:30 Planet Earth 17:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 18:15 Antiques Roadshow 18:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Escape to the Continent 20:30 Great British Menu 21:00 Big Allotment Challenge 22:00 Watermen: A Dirty Business 23:00 Later Live with Jools Holland 23:30 Newsnight
07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Jo Frost Family Matters 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Ejector Seat 18:00 Paul O’Grady Show 19:00 ITV News Central 19:25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 23:20 ITV News 23:50 ITV News Central 23:55 The Cube 24:55 Wild Britain with Ray Mears
07:00 Countdown 07:45 Will & Grace 08:10 According to Jim 08:35 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 Come Dine with Me 12:30 Come Dine with Me 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:35 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Come Dine with Me 14:40 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Draw It! 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic 22:00 Mr Drew’s School for Boys 23:00 16 Kids and Counting 24:00 Coppers 24:55 Random Acts
07:00 Childrens TV 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 Police Interceptors 13:40 Cowboy Builders 14:40 5 News Lunchtime 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Montana Sky 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Freaky Eaters USA 19:30 5 News Tonight 19:55 Party Election Broadcast 20:00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun 21:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 22:00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 23:00 The Mentalist 24:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 24:55 Body of Proof
07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 Coronation Street 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:45 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of Miami 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 Coronation Street 15:00 Millionaire Matchmaker 16:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:10 The Real Housewives of Miami 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 21:30 Two and a Half Men 22:00 The Vampire Diaries 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 40 Days and 40 Nights
07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Happy Endings 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 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 Rules of Engagement 16:30 Rules of Engagement 17:00 New Girl 17:30 Happy Endings 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 ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II 23:15 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 24:15 The Big Bang Theory 24:45 The Big Bang Theory
wednesday 7th May BBC1
07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 12:30 First Time on the Front Line 13:00 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Link 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 19:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 20:00 The One Show 21:00 MasterChef 22:00 Vertigo Road Trip 23:00 BBC News 23:25 BBC Regional News 23:35 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 23:40 Match of the Day 24:40 Room 101 - Extra Storage
07:00 Homes Under the Hammer 08:00 First Time on the Front Line 08:30 Animal Park 09:15 Countryside 999 10:00 Antiques Roadshow 11:00 Bang Goes the Theory 11:30 See Hear 12:00 BBC News 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 Instant Restaurant 14:45 One Man and His Campervan 15:15 The Pallisers 16:05 Coast 16:30 Life in Cold Blood 17:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 18:15 Antiques Roadshow 18:55 Party Election Broadcast 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Escape to the Continent 20:30 Great British Menu 21:00 Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job 22:00 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Party Election Broadcast 24:25 Watermen: A Dirty Business
07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Jo Frost Family Matters 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Ejector Seat 18:00 Paul O’Grady Show 19:00 ITV News Central 19:25 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Big Star’s Little Star 22:00 Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:25 ITV News Central 23:30 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 23:35 The Boat That Rocked
07:00 Countdown 07:45 Will & Grace 08:10 According to Jim 08:35 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 11:55 Come Dine with Me 12:25 Come Dine with Me 12:55 Channel 4 News 13:00 Come Dine with Me 13:30 Come Dine with Me 14:00 Come Dine with Me 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Draw It! 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 The Supervet 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 Derek 23:30 Cardinal Burns 24:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man
07:00 Childrens TV 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 Police Interceptors 13:40 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun 14:40 5 News Lunchtime 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 NCIS 16:20 Backyard Wedding 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Freaky Eaters USA 19:30 5 News Tonight 19:55 Party Election Broadcast 20:00 Benidorm ER 21:00 Minute by Minute 22:00 NCIS 23:00 Castle 23:55 Castle 24:55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
07:00 Emmerdale 07:30 Britain’s Got More Talent 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:45 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of Miami 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Britain’s Got More Talent 15:00 Millionaire Matchmaker 16:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:10 The Real Housewives of Miami 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 21:30 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Through the Keyhole 23:00 White Chicks
07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Happy Endings 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 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 Rules of Engagement 16:30 Rules of Engagement 17:00 New Girl 17:30 Happy Endings 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 Youngers 21:00 How I Met Your Mother 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 The Tomorrow People 23:00 Rude Tube 24:00 Made in Chelsea
thursday 8th May BBC1
07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 12:30 First Time on the Front Line 13:00 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Link 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 19:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 MasterChef 22:00 Parking Mad 23:00 BBC News 23:25 BBC Regional News 23:35 Question Time 24:35 This Week
07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 First Time on the Front Line 08:35 Animal Park 09:20 Countryside 999 10:05 Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest 11:05 Gardeners’ World 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Instant Restaurant 14:45 One Man and His Campervan 15:15 The Pallisers 16:05 Coast 16:30 Life in Cold Blood 17:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 18:15 Antiques Roadshow 18:55 Party Election Broadcast 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great British Menu 20:00 Women’s World Cup Football 22:30 Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 The Birth of Empire: The East India Company
07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 15:00 Jo Frost Family Matters 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Ejector Seat 18:00 Paul O’Grady Show 19:00 ITV News Central 19:25 Party Election Broadcast 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs 22:00 Wanted: A Family of My Own 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:25 ITV News Central 23:30 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament 23:35 Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off 24:35 Harbour Lives
06:50 Deal or No Deal 07:45 Will & Grace 08:10 According to Jim 08:35 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 11:55 Come Dine with Me 12:25 Come Dine with Me 12:55 Channel 4 News 13:00 Come Dine with Me 13:30 Come Dine with Me 14:00 Come Dine with Me 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Draw It! 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Posh Pawn 22:00 Heston’s Great British Food 23:00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 23:55 Island with Bear Grylls
07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 Police Interceptors 13:40 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 14:40 5 News Lunchtime 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Her Husband’s Betrayal 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Freaky Eaters USA 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Police Interceptors 21:00 Cowboy Builders 22:00 The OAP Killer: First Kill, Last Kill 23:00 Person of Interest 23:55 Person of Interest 24:55 Access
07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 You’ve Been Framed! 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:45 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of Miami 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 15:00 Millionaire Matchmaker 16:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:10 The Real Housewives of Miami 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 21:30 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Tom Daley Goes Global 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 Viral Tap 24:35 Dads
07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Happy Endings 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 New Girl 17:30 Happy Endings 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 How I Met Your Mother 22:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 22:30 2 Broke Girls 23:00 The IT Crowd 23:30 The IT Crowd 24:00 Rude Tube
2 - 8 MAY 2014
Sound advice from Meryl who ‘truly nose!’
MERYL STREEP was born in a place called Summit in New Jersey 64 years ago and has enjoyed a spectacular career in acting. She graduated from Yale School of Drama in 1971 and has gone on to win three Academy Awards plus countless others for her work in the cinema and the theatre, with the stand out ones for me being her nine People’s Choice awards between 1984 and 2013. She was given an honorary doctoral degree at the Indiana University shortly after the Oscars this year and in her rather revealing speech afterwards said: “I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress, plus! I thought I was too ugly, glasses weren’t fabulous then!” And followed this with the equally revealing “…many of my friends woke up at three years of age and said, ‘I have to be on stage’ … I never had that.” Meryl then brought us on a few years adding: “When I was 40, I was offered three witches in one summer, and I thought, ‘Okay, this is it, you turn 40, and oh my God!” She then made reference to the young female actors of today saying “For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that.” Then with a full head of steam added: “For young women and men too, what makes you different or weird is your strength: everyone tries to look cute when actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up!” She ended her oratory at Indiana University to rousing applause with the rather amusing “I used to hate my nose, now I don’t! … It’s okay!” Meryl is currently filming ‘Suffragette’, charting the life and times of Emmeline Pankhurst, due for release at the tail end of next year.
Writer and Broadcaster
THE FIRST episode of Daphne Du Mauriers ‘Jamaica Inn’ aired on the BBC Monday before last, and viewers complained in their droves at glaring inaccuracies such as the misuse of weapons; ploughs not yet invented and hymns that had not yet been written. And not only that, Twitter was inundated with peeps complaining about the awful sound, with folks needing to use subtitles ... Come on Auntie Beeb! … Get your finger out! THE LATEST in a long line of manic attention seekers is Josie Cunningham, who recently said: “An abortion will further my career,” has gone even more nuts and publically stated she had £4,800 breast implants on the NHS. She is planning the abortion so she can appear on Ch5’s Big Brother. Now do you get what I mean when I bang on about these awful reality shows and their saddo fame seekers? I JUST love former Dr Who Matt Smiths’ response when asked if he might appear in ‘Sherlock’. Speaking at the Wizard World Con, he said: “There’s no room for me on Sherlock, they’ve got Benedict and Martin, that’s quite enough peculiar Englishmen for that show.” Having said that, Sherlock, and Dr Who producer Steven Moffat, has been quoted as saying: “I’d jump at the chance to work with Matt again!” AROUND ABOUT 20 odd stories have emerged over the last 6 months about a possible ‘Friends’ reunion, and many a time I have been tempted to drop it in on CC. It is here today as, after creators Martha Kaufman and David Crane said it won’t happen, and now Courtney Cox, (Monica) said the same on David Letterman last week, it looks like it’s done folks! Why not just enjoy the re-runs!
What are you doing on Sunday night?
If you fancy something different, why not come down Velocity Racing Spain in Cartagena.
Two weeks ago saw a second great bit of racing with four different winners. In the rookies last year’s champion Caroline Capel took one of the wins and Jaz Marie Lawrence took another three. Alex won one, and for the Lightning Rods we had the new boy Ryan Smith achieve a win. Last year’s champion Nick Kelly took a win, and who could forget Brent savage taking a win as well! So overall it was a great night.
This Sunday will be no exception with drivers battling to get the early points for the season. Why not come down and joy in the fun. Spectators pay just 2€ on the night. Or better still get involved. Marshalls are wanted, no experience necessary, full training given. OR why not hire a car and go for a spin? Call Martin now on 674 256 147 or visit www.velocityracing.eu Next race: Sunday 4th May. Gates open at 6pm, racing from 7pm – 9pm. See you there!
Rojales International Day INTERNATIONAL DAY in Rojales is to be held on the Plaza Blanca, Ciudad Quesada on Saturday 10th May. The celebrations will begin at 11am with two hours of singing and dancing represented by a number of nationalities residing in Rojales, continuing throughout the afternoon compered by Radio Nova’s outside broadcast crew. Local restaurants and organisations representing typical dishes of respective nations will have culinary stalls. And the children’s play area will have additional games provided by the Dojo Team of Ciudad Quesada. A Fun day out for all the family: leaflets and posters are available now from the Rojales Town Hall and Municipal Centre in Ciudad Quesada. All are welcome!
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Venus brings a breath of fresh air into a stalled situation and promises you the love and devotion that you so desperately seek somehow. Putting love into what you do is to begin to see what possibilities there are if you can work with your heart energy, and the results will be made obvious sooner, much sooner, then you think is possible. With a romantic Venus in cahoots with a culpable Aries there cones a chance to rewrite the record and re kindle a relationship that wasn’t really going anywhere. You are more open and less retentive and examining the possibilities that bring love back into your life once and for all. Better times are coming and so you have to be ready. Mercury takes on Ceres midweek and this could really be the start of something rather wonderful. Ceres is renowned for controlling time and concentration but also has a big hand in schemes of the educative process and the mastering of projects. You have so much to give, and need the opportunity now to show others just what you can do. A message you have been so adapt in passing on has just hit home and now all that is needed is some practical guidance to see things through. You are a people person, and your wealth of knowledge and determination are what is needed to seal the deal. With a Full Moon on the rise you will be amply rewarded for your grace and favours. It’s truly in the bag this week as the Sun takes on a wily Pluto and sextiles a passing dalliance with lucky planet Jupiter. Whilst this is undoubtedly a time to put your cards on the table, if you really do mean business, there comes too a time to submit to the sheer luck of the draw to defend your actions and defences now in apt current schemings. Mercury opposes Saturn and this leaves the door well and truly open for negotiations long overdue. Though you have a distinctly stubborn side, it is somebody else’s refusal to accept things that has made such a mess of things right now. Suitable and amicable adjustments are the only way ahead, but there can be no compromise. Venus takes on the cold calculating energies of an ebullient Aries and lives to tell the tale. You need clarity and focus now to be able to succeed, but this is not a time to just give in the towel and submit to the blinkered ideals of others. Rather you should launch defensive that shows those who seek to control you just what you are all about! Your joint leaders combine in actions right across the Cosmos. You have accepted second best and now you have to fight for what you really need to have. Be honest and concise and leave no stone unturned in assuring those immediately around you that above all you are not to be messed with, and are fully capable of pulling this together. The conjunction of the mighty Sun and lucky Jupiter brings some good luck to your door for a change. You need a boost to put you right back where you belong and the chance to have some time to yourself to enjoy it. Forget pressures and indulge in some highly needed rest and relaxation to bring things back to a normality. Your trusty leader, Saturn is in actions of opposition to Mercury, and this acts as a timely delay in a carefully process chosen by you. Much empowerment has been noticed around the Earth signs of late, and what could be your salvation has to be currently put on hold. Level thinking and resolute energy is power to your elbow now. Look to your opposing sign of Leo, currently resplendent in manner and faith. You must not give in to those negative thoughts that can sometimes take you over and are hard to shake off. New horizons beckon and it is determination and strength that will see you through, not waiting to see what could be and just walking away from it. Take a long hard look at a tentative project and realise that you could be a part of it and use it to help you through a current bad patch. You bounce back so very well, but it is often not your fault that the doldrums beckon you in the first place. Above all be you, and use your sensitivity wisely if you want to find a way through the minefield.
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Taking the rough with the smooth and making something of it all is no mean task, but it certainly keeps you as mean and keen as you need to be right now. You know what you are capable of.
Healing Pablo MY PHYSICAL healing energies came to me first when I was the Headteacher of a Primary School in central London. Those were times when the specific care of children meant that you could not give even a junior aspirin to a child who had a headache. The procedure demanded that the parents of the sick child be contacted so that they could collect their child and start the healing process, however simplistic were the needs and whatever were the circumstances. I was called to the sick room to find Pablo, a usually boisterous Spanish eight year old, sweating feverishly and complaining of a headache. His Parents were alerted immediate, but I did something that wouldn’t be allowed these days, but was for me back then a reflex action. I simply placed the back of my hand onto Pablo’s forehead to monitor the depths of the fever…. my need to do so was because he may have needed urgent intervention by the Westminster Children’s Hospital. Pablo was indeed running a temperature, and a helper sat with him when I returned to my office.
Playtime came and I was never quite immune to the background noise of 125 children enjoying a sunny afternoon’s playtime. Suddenly I heard a yell, a familiar yell, and Pablo had scored a goal. I called him up to my office, asked him what he thought that he was doing, told him that his Mother was on her way to collect him and to take him home. His reply shocked me when he told me he was better now. The fever had gone, but the mark of the back of my hand remained on his forehead. When Mother came I told her the whole story over a cup of tea. Her immediate response was that I had healed her son, and that my hands had connected to bring on his healing. Pablo was sent for, and he said there was no way that he was going home yet, there was a football match after school and he had other goals to score. Pablo’s Mother told me that she believed in healing and that I should take my gift further. She said that if my healing had worked with Pablo that it would work with others. I found it hard to take in, but she was right, and my healing energies are used daily, as they were first used some thirty years ago on Pablo. I wonder how many goals he has scored since!?
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Kenny, how does distance healing work? My Mother was healed by you when she had a bad bout and I have always wondered, but never dared to ask, how it happens? Julia D. Julia, healing is sent with love and light. This is an instruction sent to the body to enable the healing process, and it allows people to heal themselves. Self healing is something that we can be responsible with, but we are the very best person to set healing in motion, especially since it is our body that has released the symptoms we need to address. Once the healing is sent it works in a positive way with the recipient, and they are energised to the point of accepting the healing energy sent. Though the modus operandi may be different for all of us the good intention of healing is sent out by all healers to whoever needs it. God bless your Mother and may she stay healed and well!
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ACROSS 1. Curb (8) 5. Require (4) 9. Speck (4) 10. Progresses (8) 11. Ascend (5) 12. Confidential (7) 13. Unprogressive (5-2-3-3) 18. Calamity (8) 19. Compassion (4) 20. Ingredient (7) 21. Motionless (5) 22. Flank (4) 23. Incidentally (2-3-3) DOWN 2. Feat (7) 3. Huge (7) 4. On one’s own (13) 6. Ejaculate (7) 7. Bloat (7) 8. Disappear (6) 13. Sorrow (7) 14. In lieu (7) 15. Osculated (6) 16. Outlay (7) 17. Completely (7)
ACROSS 1. To hand out punishment will upset this case (8) 5 & 11 Across. The principal’s inflection of voice is a tribute to the dead (9) 9. Look closely for a titled personage (4) 10. Ray Wood’s redesigned the portals (8) 11. See 5 Across 12. Very much liking to make a fuss near the arena (7) 13. The rates are too high if these have to be paid! (8,5) 18. Give a hint that’s very personal (8) 19. This is used for cooking for fifty in the family! (4) 20. Oil change needed after a journey in North Africa (7) 21. Don’t interfere with a holiday (5) 22. Element of the code is just a stroke of the pen (4) 23. Urge somebody on to set an aubergine (3-5) DOWN 2. The pale mixture that’s left in the glass (4-3) 3 Unusual grants by the head of the Exchequer (7) 4. Don’t go past zero - the reckless will! (4,2,7) 6. High spirits could lead to a broken toe-nail (7) 7. Ed. sings as he makes patterns (7) 8. What overwrought actresses do in the wings? (3,3) 13. A spell of work the editor changed (7) 14. Involves a silent reformation (7) 15. D. Mason upset by this fruit (6) 16. Don’t spare the printing material - this will hold it (3-4) 17. This clue is to provide some animation (7)
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Why nearly all women experience one episode of thrush in their lifetime
Thrush is the most common cause of vaginal symptoms seen in sexual health clinics. MOST WOMEN, as many as 75%, will have had an episode of thrush in their lifetime. It is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection. Thrush can occur anywhere but most common sites are the mouth and vagina. Thrush is a yeast infection that lives in the human gut. The most common thrush species is named Candida Albicans. Women carry candida in the vagina. Treatment is only needed if they have symptoms or if they are pregnant. Pregnant women will need topical treatment only i.e. cream or pessaries, as opposed to oral medication. The most common symptoms are vulval itching or increased vaginal discharge or both. These symptoms can also cause discomfort on passing urine.
Men can also experience thrush. This can be because they are sensitive to the Candida Antigen in the yeast of their female partners. They may develop a penile itch and balanitis (inflamed glans). Men only require treatment if they have symptoms. Other conditions that appear like Thrush are Excema or Genital Dermatosis. Thrush can be an indicator of other medical conditions, particularly if you are having regular episodes. Thrush is associated with pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes, immunosuppressive drugs, and antibiotic use. Treatment is simple and effective and should be prescribed by a health professional. Treatment can range from a topical cream, vaginal pessary, oral medication or all three!
To minimize the risk of thrush occurring here is some useful advice: Avoid tight or synthetic clothing like tights, leggings, tight jeans Nylon underwear should be avoided. Cotton underwear is preferable Women should ensure the vagina is lubricated prior to sexual intercourse Women when washing genital area should wash from the front to the back Both men and women should avoid strong perfumed bath and shower products and avoid genital sprays and deodorants If you are concerned that you have Thrush, seek professional health advice.
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Basic Spanish for everyday needs by Jane Cronin
First and second persons singular In an earlier article we took a step forward by changing some of our important “first person” verb forms into “second person” verb forms, in other words to talk about “you” as well as “I”. We have limited ourselves to just six examples so far, because these are ones that give us a chance to building more interesting sentences by combining them with the infinitive or other verbs to express our needs, desire, intentions and obligations: quieres (you want), vas a (you are going to) necesitas (you need), puedes (you can), tienes que (you have to) te gusta (you like). We can now make statements about the person we are addressing, for example “Vas a aprender mucho español con Jane” (“You’re going to learn a lot of Spanish with Jane” - just thought I’d slip that one in), or “Puedes dormir más tarde” (“You can sleep later” - I’ll leave you to invent your own context for that one). We could also give someone information in the negative, for example “No tienes que volver mañana” (You don’t have to go back (or come back) tomorrow”.) Perhaps the second person is used most frequently however to form questions. We can think of lots, using the words we have learnt so far. Here are some questions which perhaps you would like to answer yourself. You can send me the answers if you wish. ¿Necesitas tomar medicamentos? ¿Quieres aprender más sobre España? ¿Vas a visitar a tu familia este verano? ¿Tienes que volver a trabajar? ¿Puedes salir esta noche? ¿Te gusta comer verduras? I think we’ll make a little digression at this point, just in case some of you are confused. The second person or “you” form that I have just demonstrated, is actually a form we use when we are being friendly or familiar with the person we are addressing. I prefer to teach this form
first so that students can address each other in a friendly way and to open up the possibility of chatting to neighbours or getting a bit further in a conversation than ordering a beer. However, a lot of people learn a slightly different form first, that is the more formal way of addressing “you”. The actual words for “you” (which don’t necessarily come into the sentence) are tú when we are being familiar and usted when we are being more formal. I try to encourage people not to get over-anxious about when they should use these forms. In the area of Spain I used to live everyone used the tú form (that is, as I have taught you above) all the time, which is perhaps why I’m biased in its favour. However, I’ve noticed that in the Murcia region, or perhaps just on the coast where there are a lot of visitors and strangers, it’s common to be approached using the usted form (which I am going to explain now – hold on) although the tú form can be switched to quite easily without anyone getting upset. So, now for the good news. To change from more familiar to more formal all we have to do is remove the letter “s” from the first person verb. Therefore, here are our sentences again expressed more formally: ¿Necesita tomar medicamentos? ¿Quiere aprender más sobre España? ¿Va a visitar a su familia este verano? ¿Tiene que volver a trabajar? ¿Puede salir esta noche? And the one that behaves differently: ¿Le gusta comer verduras? There isn’t a huge amount more to it than that, although we will come back to this later on in more detail. In the meantime, enjoy interrogating those around you.
The Power of Music!
STEFANIE WILL be giving two concerts on 11th May in the Auditorium Escuela Musica y Cultura in Calle Divino Pastor 5 in Los Montesinos and 25th May in the Cardenal Belluga Theater, Calle Rojales of San Fulgencio. The name of the concert is Power of Music and Stefanie will be singing famous West End Musical tunes and Power Ballads in English, German, Italian and Spanish. Some songs will be accompanied by the Touch-of-Class dancers. Doors open at 6:30pm, the concert starts at 7:30pm and the ticket price is 5€. The last concert sold out 10 days in advance and a further 350 people who wanted to come could not be facilitated, so early booking is recommended. Order tickets on 633 019 041 or from the following businesses: Post Room and Vincent Real Estate in Benijofar; Pepas Bar and Radio NOVA in Quesada; Flabelos in Quesada and Los Balcones; Carpet Heaven; Queremon Gama and Le Petit Cochon in Los Montesinos; Black Horse in Cabo Roig; Help at Home Shop Playa Flamenca; the Tourist Office and Ayuntamiento in San Fulgencio or on the Guardamar, Sunday Market from Salchichas Alemanas and the German Supermarket. The Profits of the concerts, in conjunction with Social Services of the respective ayuntamiento, will be used to buy food and other essentials for needy people in the area. We look forward to seeing you!
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tech Update issues
GOOD MORNING AUNTY: I run Windows XP and I am aware that shortly they will no longer be providing updates. How will this affect me and is it likely to end up being a problem? Mark Aunty says: On 8th April 2014 Microsoft will stop providing any new updates or fixes for Windows XP. XP will continue to work. But any new security flaws found will not be fixed by updates or patches. There are a few options: Continue as normal ensuring your antivirus and antimalware is up to date and run regularly – Microsoft Security Essential will stop supporting XP next year, so look for an alternate antivirus system for XP. Use another internet browser, like Firefox or Chrome, as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will no longer be supported or updated for XP Ensure you have no personal data on the PC - just in case Upgrade to a newer operating system - which may mean having to upgrade to a more powerful PC.
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Security alert not working DEAR AUNTY: I am using Windows Vista with a paid AVG Internet Security and its antivirus package. On the right hand taskbar below, a window kept popping up saying, ‘Windows Security Alerts has been turned off’. When I checked the Windows Security Essential page, indeed the security alert had turned off. I clicked ‘Turn On’’security alert but it won’t work. My concern is, do you think AVG Internet Security had turned it off while installing the software? If not how do I turn it on again? I have asked online help but Microsoft told me they are monitoring... Please help, Aunty. Aunty says: It may simply be a reporting issue between AVG and the Windows Security system. It is known that the Windows Security system does not always work with some Antivirus programs, and although Windows says there is no Antivirus installed, the Antivirus can be installed and working properly. As long as AVG says it is working and active, then it should not be a problem. But if you want to, you can always uninstall and reinstall AVG and see if that cures the problem.
Openoffice not printing HI THERE: Can you help? I have typed quite a lot of things on an OpenOffice.org Text Document and managed to print them off but now I press print and it seems like it is going to print but nothing actually happens - I have a HP Deskjet 3520 series printer. Hope you can help. Bob, Calpe. Aunty says: Does the printer print off anything at all - from other programs? If not, then it is a printer / driver problem. These are usually solved by uninstall-
ing the printer, rebooting the PC, and then reinstalling the printer. If it is just in open office that it fails to print, are you sure all the settings are correct? Do other parts of open office (like a spreadsheet or picture) print - is it just the text document that is a problem?) If it is all open office applications, then perhaps a reinstall of open office can fix the problem.
Crossword Solutions for Last Week CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Trap; 8 Illiterate; 9 Charging; 10 Soft;
Tattle; 14 Sundry; 15 Agreed; 17 Darned; 18 Cell; 19 Coverage; 21 Opposition; 22 Keep. Down: 2 Right angle; 3 Pier; 4 Plaice; 5 Stages; 6 Prisoner; 7 Left; 11 Fire-engine; 13 The Flood; 16 Deceit; 17 Devoid; 18 Chop; 20 Rank. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Chop; 8 Illiterate; 9 Corridor; 10 Mock; 12 Oracle; 14 Handle; 15 Absurd; 17 Aflame; 18 Vent; 19 Chastity; 21 Conscience; 22 Rush. Down: 2 Honourable; 3 Pier; 4 Pledge; 5 Starch; 6 Criminal; 7 Deck; 11 Calamitous; 13 Courtesy; 16 Deceit; 17 Avaunt; 18 Vice; 20 Tier.
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Gadget Inspector Investigates: Ion Duo Deck LP/Tape Player & MP3 Converter CONTINUING THE theme from last week of transferring out-dated media to its modern digital equivalent, today it’s the turn of LPs and Cassettes. The ION Duo Deck can be used as a stand-alone portable LP/Cassette player powered by USB, the mains or 4 AA batteries and can convert what´s being played to MP3 for use with digital media players. It has a built-in speaker, and is compact and easily portable. There is also a headphone output for personal listening or connecting to a more powerful hi-fi system. The ION Duo Deck will play LP, EP and single records at both 33� & 45 RPM. It features a retractable tone-arm clip for secure, compact travel and a built-in light to help position the tone arm in the correct place on the record. And not forgetting the cassette section, this can handle both standard and chrome cassette tapes - remember those? But the real bonus is being able to convert whatever you play into digital MP3 files. ION is a well-known manufacturer in the world of media archiving technology – and the Duo Deck does not dis-appoint. The included EZ Vinyl Converter software has been designed to be featurepacked, yet an easy-to-use solution to help you transfer all of your old music formats to digital files. It is supplied in both Windows and Mac versions, so no worries there then. The EZ Vinyl Converter software guides you in easy-to-
follow steps as you transform your records and tapes to digital MP3 files. You don’t need to stop/start the recording either, the software features automatic track splitting so you can just let the entire LP or cassette play and you´ll end up with individual MP3 tracks. The software also features track and album naming and songs are automatically transferred to your iTunes library for ease of transfer to an iPod/iPhone/ iPad or for burning to compact disc. EZ Vinyl Converter will also work with other music transfer software such as the freeware Audacity, so you don´t need to be tied to iTunes either. The Inspectors Verdict: The ION Duo Deck 2-In-1 Portable Turntable and Cassette Player is just what you need to drag all of your LPs/cassettes into the 21st Century and make them available on your digital media player. Now where did I put that 1988 Disco Mega-Mix cassette…
Please note the following is for information and is not intended as an advertisement – Visit www.gadget-hound. co.uk/ion-duo-deck to purchase the ION Duo Deck 2-In-1 Portable Turntable and Cassette Player with USB and builtin speakers for 85€. Please note the mains adapter is fitted with a UK style 3-pin plug which will require a Spanish 2-pin adapter. Price quoted includes delivery to Spain and is subject to availability (Euro cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase).
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Focus on Golf Powered by Campbell Lamont Golf, partnered by BayRadio
What is the highest score you have made on one hole? By Tony Myles MOST AMATEUR golfers, and particularly high handicappers, prefer to play a Stableford game which provides the opportunity of discarding a badly played hole once you have exceeded a couple of shots over par. The hope being that, in subsequent holes, you can improve your game and recover the lost points. However for many lower handicapped players this is almost a copout and they often feel that a round where each shot is counted is a better reflection of their game. Of course this Strokeplay system is the format for all professional competitions and for most amateur players there is some comfort to be found in the records of these games. There are some classic examples of the professional Gods spending time amongst the hoi-polloi. The extravert and highly unpredictable John Daly is a leader in that field having taken an 18 at the par five sixth hole at Bay Hill, his explanation was “I just ran out of patience”. Also worth a mention is Kevin Na who was one under when he arrived at the par four 9th during the 2011 Texas Open. When he left the green he was 14 over. And whilst we are taking comfort from the discomfort of others, we can cast our minds back to the 1980 Masters and with the par 3 12th hole still fresh in our minds, consider the misfortune of Tom Weiskopf who gave us all a lot of encouragement by recording an unlucky 13. Each of these is balanced by the fact that these players all enjoyed brilliant rounds which more than compensated for these historic lapses. SORRY YOU’RE LEAVING! Some of the social media sites have been carrying copies of an article in this week’s Telegraph from a former colleague in Bay Radio, Jackie Miles Kirby. With a lot of regret Jackie packed up her family and left Spain. She is a victim of the recession and her attempts to carve out a living in a beautiful but somewhat remote area of the Southern Costa Blanca proved too difficult and so she has had to accept defeat. Some of my golf colleagues have suffered the same fate. Why is this of interest to us and what has it to do with golf, (this is a golf page!!) The UK media love to jump on this bandwagon and as always they have no interest in stories about how hard work and diligence can produce success even in a deep recession
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- reference our Campbell. Instead they will crow about the “droves abandoning Spain” for the welcoming arms of the UK. REALLY? It is sad when a dream has to be forsaken in favour of a grim reality but are all the “returning droves” composed of hard workers who, like Jackie have given everything to make a success of life in Spain? Just for the record Jackie has
Agree to disagree Tony M - I have just been mulling over the number of times when we have different views on golfing matters. Campbell - Yes we do tend to diverge on certain subjects. Tony M - I think it all started when you insisted that Tiger Woods would be world
moved to Dubai. By contrast I do occasionally travel to UK to meet some friends and play golf with them. Apart from the discussions regarding their latest car, the flooding and immigration their conversations are totally dominated with talk of their last foreign holiday and where they are going next. When they visit me in Spain they have stopped asking me if I have any holidays planned as I have explained on previous occasions - “I don’t need to go anywhere.”
number one by the end of the year. Campbell - Yes - and have you checked the ratings? I think you will find that he became number one again. Tony M - Of course, but it was eighteen months later than you forecast. And then of course there are the frequent occasions when we disagree about the absurdity of some golf rules. Campbell - They are not absurd. They
are definitive and even you must agree that they successfully cover all issues in a clear manner. Tony M - As always I could agree with you were it not for the fact that, if I did we would both be wrong! Campbell - I think I might take that with a pinch of salt... and a slice of lemon... and some tequila.
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Plan Pive: Has it wrecked the car market in Spain? PLAN PIVE is where the government in Spain offers sums of cash to tax payers (e.g. €2,000) to prospective buyers of selected new cars and commercial vehicles as long as the sale includes the scrapping of old vehicles. A normal car is ten years plus old which will make classic cars in 20 years’ time more valuable in each case. On the surface it seems a good idea as factories can keep employees working. However, the tax payers may not want or need a new vehicle in the current unemployment situation in Spain so are reluctant to take on the debt of a new car. Many dealers are now refusing to take trade-ins of vehicles that are less than ten years old as their forecourts are full up with cars that are up to 5 years old that cannot be sold without ‘giving them away’. The values of used cars has fallen a lot, making owners very upset as they cannot afford to sell their trusty vehicle to buy a new one. Luxury vehicles are not affected so much as they have pollution outputs so high they cannot qualify. Faced with a choice of a good condition car that is up to five years old, even though it is at a lower price than the cut price new car specials, the finance commissions are another source of income for the dealers. The net result is that we have a government sponsored ‘stealth tax’ as it may not be financially feasible for owners with older cars to sell their car into a market where there is a glut. People who can buy choose a new vehicle for the perceived
Selected new cars are part of the scheme
fewer mechanical problems that may result. One answer is of course to export the traded-in vehicles but who can do this? So dear readers, even though you cannot afford to update your vehicle, you are paying the taxes so others that can, are able to.
It does not seem fair to me. What do you think? The scheme has been extended again this year and will cost the tax payers another €175 million. Full details of Plan PIVE can be studied at: http://moneysaverspain.com/plan-pive-grants2014/.
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Published on May 1, 2014